For some odd reason – to me, Shiseido was one of those brands hidden back in the recesses of my mind next to SKII, Estee Lauder and La Mer – a counter that I saw constantly in every department store and in every airport but a brand that I would never consider buying from until at least after I got married..and maybe had kids. But, I must say that yesterday’s workshop really changed my mind about its image. I am honestly very pleased with the quality of their products when I swatched them at the event!
Thanks to the lovely Pearlin again, I was invited to Shiseido’s exclusive workshop where we were introduced to Shiseido’s new Spring/Summer Collection 2010 and given a lovely hair and make-up make-over. Shiseido’s Spring/Summer Collection, summarized in four words – floral, light, pastel and sheer – which is what every spring/summer collection should strive to attain. Absolutely Lovely!
Do note that these products have not yet been launched, get your wish lists ready!
Blushes ($59 each)
Floral petals. Thats what first came to mind the moment I saw these. Absolutely stunning – my favourite one is RD 103 and I happened to get PK 304 in the goodie bag (to be revealed later) which is in Carnation :) I thought these were actually quite sheer but easy to layer on as a very blendable powder. The collection also includes two highlighters in matte white and beige. I absolutely love the matte white. I’ve been staying away from highlighters because I feel like they add a greasy look to the face with the shimmers but because this is totally matte = A+ – it performs and adds light perfectly to the top of my cheekbones and on my nose bridge.
Lipsticks ($43 each)
The lipsticks for the new Spring/Summer Collection are available in tender sheer and glowing matte. I must say when they say ‘tender sheer’ it really means sheer haha. You’ll be able to see from Sarah’s blog (www.facesbysarah.onsugar.com) that a really dark lipstick produces a quite light swatch – great for the natural look that people aim for on sunny days to the park or beach. I tried a few lipsticks yesterday and I am def. pleased with the formula – it feels like nyx (smooth) but stays on for longer :) the tester packaging is soo cute too – round petal like so when they try to stand up, they look like wiggly russian bubushka dolls :) However, the real lipsticks, stand up straight :).
Lipglosses ($39 each)
Shimmery, glittery, these shiseido lipglosses are definetly beautiful on the lips, they bring the perfect amount of light. I tried one of them on after the event that I received from the goodie bag (the pink one next to the browns) and I am def. loving the formula. Super smooth, super light, and never like a MAC lipgloss. Wonduhful!
Of course retailing for 40 sum dollars, you surely aren’t getting non-pigmented eye-shadows. These aren’t matte, they are pearly and the colors are definetly setting the mode for this collection!
Ignore the eye-shadows on the side haha. Wide range of colors but wasn’t pleased with the coverage. A beautiful powder reminiscent of Chanel’s Matte Lumiere :)
The event was of course absolutely wonderful :) I met up with Pearlin, Sarah and Mag before for lunch at Marche (had Marche the night before too haha) and met Mag for the first time (author of makeupstash) and she’s absolutely very joyful and energetic, it was a pleasure to meet all of you before the event! With full stomachs, we made our way to the office early and the office was really nice in fact, I felt like I was in a beauty magazine’s office:
We crazily swatched after giving a mini brief over of the new collection coming out thanks to the lovely Iris Chai and here are pictures of make-overs etc:
me with the make-up artist :)
Mag doing Elaine’s make-up :)
Christy getting the hair done :)
Overall, it was amazing, and the goodie bag was absolutely wonderful!!
thanks Sarah for you know what :D
Now I’ll have plenty of Shiseido to try out :) Funny how misconceptions can easily turn 360 :P