KATE (a Kanebo brand) is one of the old schooler’s of Japanese drugstore cosmetics. I used to place the brand head to head with Lavshuca and there was a phase when both of the brands would release killer ranges every season but Lavshuca has been majorly disappointing of late, as has KATE. Nevertheless I picked up 3 products from their newest Spring 2012 releases. I got their dual ended eyeliner pencil which has a black […]
Stila was such a huge brand crush for me all those years ago when it first launched in the UK. I remember going to Selfridges with my friend and worshipping over the lip glazes – since we were both students then there as no way we could afford £20 for a lip gloss. Now that Stila has been relaunched in the UK I till feel nostalgia when I see a convertible colour or a lip […]
Hurrah! So I got my paws on my own Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette (£14 – for the tin, brush and a neutral matte eyeshadow called Walk of Shame, exclusive to the palette). There’s space in here for 6 colours in total. The tin is not really compact enough to take out with you day to day I think, but it’s not big and cumbersome either (I’d happily take it out for a […]
You know I love building my own palettes, and I love it when a company offers the option of putting solo shadows into one place! Urban Decay recently launched their own Build Your Own Palette system which has room for 6 full size eyeshadows in a tin. I’ll review the one I was sent next – but meanwhile, check out the colour selection! My head was spinning when I saw these shades – I […]
A few weeks ago I went to Cheshire Oaks, which is a “Outlet Village” – ie. there’s a load of discount stores in one place. To be honest it was pretty rubbish because places like that always depends on the time of year and what the mainstream stores are getting rid off, plus, with there being so many sales on the high street, you don’t necessarily notice much of a discount. So generally…it was a […]
A little while ago I did a haul on Adambeauty.com for some Esprique make up! Esprique is a Japanese brand, and used to be Esprique Precious before it was upgraded to a sleeker, black look. The range is in the mid-high price range and is aimed at older women (as in not teenagers) but they’re not boring either! I bought an eyeshadow palette (Blend Dimensional Eyes Deep) in B-3 which is an unusual pink brown […]
Months ago, a lovely reader helped me purchase this chocolate eyeshadow palette from Kiss (a Japanese brand) called the Glamourize Shadow. There are 4 shades in the compact and they colours are very natural. I’ve been totally into nude eyeshadow palettes lately, I just like the natural glow at the moment.
I’ve recently really got into neutral eye looks; maybe because it’s just easier to apply and is great for work. Thus I have acquired (as you will see) a number of neutral eyeshadow palettes! The thing about Japanese palettes is that they are always shimmery and slightly sheer. It’s nice to have some mattes and some bolds in a palette especially when you have a whopping 5 colours to choose from. I purchased Visee’s newest […]