I don’t have a lot of makeup from Shiseido. I have a lipstick, and I do love their cleansers, plus their makeup remover cotton pads are the only ones I use. But Shiseido’s makeup is kind of easy to ignore. It’s just kind of there, and never seems very exciting, ya’know?
Last Shopper’s Redemption I decided to finally try something, and one of the makeup items I took home was this Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio RD711 Pink Sands which is new for Spring 2013:
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio RD711 Pink Sands($40 CDN) is inspired by the sun setting over the sandy dunes and for some reason it appealed to me more than the warmer palette called Beach Grass, which had more orangey tones in it. You know WHY it did, right? As soon as I swatched that middle shade this palette was MINE.
Free! BUT STILL MINE!
Isn’t that middle shade the prettiest? It’s like a pinky taupe with silver and I have nothing like it at all. In fact, all of the shades have a duochrome quality to them and you can see how the light picks up nuances in the colours of each one.
And you know what else? These are some HELLA’GOOD shadows! Really soft, buttery smooth, and blend like a dream! They don’t pack a WOWZA pigment punch, but instead are soft and pretty and gentle, which is something that I REALLY like lately. They are buildable in pigment to a point, and if you layer them over a cream eyeshadow, you’d be able to get brighter colour if that’s what you like.
Wouldn’t this colour combo be great for a pretty bridal look?
If you do use this for a bridal look, there’s one thing I’d change and that’s to use a matte eyeshadow in the crease instead so you’re not too shimmery in pictures. Actually that’s my only criticism about this palette : I wish ONE of the shades was a matte. I love and adore the delicate shimmery effect these Shiseido shadows give, but at my age I can’t do the shimmer so much in the crease, and here’s a close-up to show you why:
See how the little shimmer particles just GRAVITATE to the fine lines and light them up like an airplane runway? It’s amazing to me. They just go PLUNK and don’t wanna move from those lines-dang shimmery little buggers! Sigh. Such is the life of an ageing beauty junkie! I’ve finally reached that day when shimmery eyeshadows in the crease are not a good idea anymore. It’s either avoid them, or get some botox which I can’t do. Botox is a no-no when you have Multiple Sclerosis. Paralyzing nerves with poison is not a good idea when they can already can get damaged by your own body. I gotta age the old-fashioned way!
Besides the shimmery factor, I have to say I really like this Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio RD711 Pink Sands Palette though! The eyeshadows are divine, and I really want to check out more of them at some point! They have some really interesting colour combinations and my good friend Larie@ Eye Heart It has the YE406 Trio which is really an interesting colour combo. Next Shoppers Redemption I’ll probably pick up the Opera Trio because it had a baby blue eyeshadow in there and you KNOW I can’t resist a baby blue!
You can find Shiseido in Canada at The Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart and probably a few other places too.
Have you ever tried any makeup from Shiseido? How are the blushes?