This is my first foray into ADDICTION, a brand backed by Kose and designed by ex-Nars make up artist Ayako.
The whole line appeals to me – I am a true Nars fan, but the prices put me off. I decided to splurge after seeing the visuals for the Limited Edition Summer Collection, named Le Mepris:
You can’t GET any more Nars than that – Nars is forever naming his products after films and places.
I LOVE this visual so much. Its shot by Karl Largerfield, I love the bronzed, polished, dolly like look to the photograph. Her eyeliner is perfection. I do think that ADDICTION should use Japanese or Asian models sometimes to show off the range – their core audience is of course, Japanese.
I picked up this Addiction Limited Edition Palette, containing a blush and two eyeshadows. The lid of this palette is holographic (is that the right word?!) and as you move it around, the orange appears and disappears:
I think its madly cute!
And for more magic:
Orange it seems is a the key colour here!
Its a study compact, everything in good working order too.
Inside the palette is two eyeshadows, a pale grey-blue and a pigmented rich midnight blue. The blush is a semi-matte bright orange (think Nars Taj Mahal).
Bright orange is not for everyone. Some of you will be puking into your lunchboxes.
I bloody love orange. Anything that is remotely related to peach, I love. I think this looks great of olive to very dark skins, maybe a little scary of pale girls.
This is my first time and I have to say the eyeshadows are really gorgeous. Creamy, soft and easy to use – it reminds me…yes, NARS!
Both colours are shimmery .
The blusher is a bright orange, and it is extremely, extremely pigmented but when done with a light hand its very pretty and subtle.
There’s a sheen to the blusher but no glitter.
I can totally see how people would see this collection as a no-no.
For one thing its expensive. I paid around £56 for this palette.
Its a weird combination. Midnight Blue and a Light Blue-Grey and a BRIGHT orange blusher. What? I think I can hack these colours but its still a might weird choice – super cool shades mixed with super warm!
Nevertheless – I can totally appreciate the quality of these products – its brilliant and gorgeous to use. Maybe just…not together. Too often.
I guess I also appreciate the fact that the choice of colours are different and quite bold. After all, Ayako could have been boring and put in a white-gold then a turquoise, then a bronzy shade as the blush (hmmm that would be quite nice….)
But she went BOLD instead.
I am a fan of those who dare….
The limited edition collection colours:
I also bought the teal eyeliner in Fanfare. Come back this week for my review of that!