IPSA face colour E513

23 April, 2009 § Leave a comment

IPSA face colour 2g 2,100円 (税込)

to be honest, i’m quite disappointed with this one. ヽ(`Д´)ノ ウワァァァン i use it on my cheekbones as a highlighter but it’s too glittery. i don’t like the chunky shimmer. (-"-怒) especially when it’s obvious chunky shimmer on my cheeks.

E513 or crystal rose, was one of five face colours from IPSA‘s spring 2009 collection, delicious recipe. these face colours are multi-purpose and can be used as eyeshadow, blush or highlighter, depending on the shade. i believe the colours released this time are all permanent, but i’m not sure. (・・?)

the face colours all come in a square, (mostly) transparent plastic case, which allows you to easily see which colour you’re picking up. i’m glad they don’t make you buy the case separately like RMK! ( ´∀`)ヵヵヵ (i’m still refusing to pay $8 for a little plastic case LOL (* ̄∇ ̄)ノAHAHA) although the casing is square, the pan is actually rectangular, so i’m not sure why they decided upon a square pan. 囧 (prolly looked better? 囧) i like the old drawer casing better, actually, cos it was much cuter, but that was quite a long time ago.

(natural lighting, no flash)

this is a pretty, pale cool pink in the pan. the pink isn’t obvious when i apply it and it looks mostly white. but the shimmer is very obvious and chunky, especially if not buffed properly. Σ(っ゚Д゚;)っ (sometimes it just sticks to my cheeks, EURGH! (○`ε´○)プンプン!!) however, after buffing away the sparkles i don’t find the effects of this very effective as a highlighter — i don’t really see any difference before and after using it! 囧 (maybe because it all got buffed away? ORZ)

(natural lighting, slow synchro flash)

the texture is quite different (and definitely poorer) than the other IPSA face colour i own, probably because this one has more sparkles. ε- ( ̄、 ̄A) フゥー the powder is dry and grainy, and rather crumbly. this is chalky powder! ∑(#`皿´ノ)ノ it’s also loosely pressed and i get a fair bit of powder fallout. (。◕ฺˇε ˇ◕ฺ。) as an indication of how loosely pressed it is, the imprinted IPSA logo disappears within a few swipes.


you can probably also use this colour as an eyeshadow. there’s a spring look on the IPSA website that includes this shade in the eye look. but to be honest, i don’t think it’s pigmented enough to show up. 囧

there is no discernible fragrance to this product.

i bought this from the IPSA counter in Singapore for SGD35. i think they increased the price as the face colours were previously SGD33. (。◕ฺˇε ˇ◕ฺ。) IPSA can also be found in Japan (duh! XD), Taiwan and Hong Kong. (not sure if there are any other countries) i don’t seem to find it much in online shops/ebay, which is a pity as i think it’s a very solid brand.

i’d just like to try a different highlighter next time though. ORZ



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