15 August, 2010 § 5 Comments
MAJOLICA MAJORCA Majolook Illuminator 4g 1,400円
BR799, and the accompanying BR788 (a palette of warmer browns), was a permanent release from MAJOLICA MAJORCA’s Holiday 2008 collection. I remember contemplating BR799 when it was first released, not least because of a comparison to GUERLAIN’s Bal de Minuit in Hanamizuki, but I ended up devoting myself to LUNASOL, and I can’t remember what else if any at all, instead. Partly because I wasn’t too keen on the Illuminator series. I’m not sure why MAJOLICA MAJORCA decided to release these two palettes in the older Illuminator series with its accompanying icky cream shade instead of the newer Trick On series, which were first released for Spring 2008 and then again for Autumn 2008.
I’ve been using this for the better part of two weeks, and while I’m itching to pick up something else, I’ve also decided I like this palette as much as the other two I have from MJ (GR741 and GR750, both from the Trick On series), if not more. I find the neutral shades in BR799 much more wearable than the greens (and a navy) in both GR palettes, so I’m more inclined to look favourably upon BR799. The truth is that, while GR741 and GR750 are very pretty to look at, I hardly use them for fear of looking too colourful (and bright).
1 August, 2010 § 4 Comments
LUNASOL Lighting for Eyes 6.5g
LE variation from Christmas 2008
The Lighting for Eyes series was one of LUNASOL’s earlier palette series. The five original palettes in the series, of which I think only four are still available, were released as part of the Autumn collection of 2005, and formed part of the permanent point makeup lineup. Since then, 04 Neutral has become something of a classic as far as LUNASOL palettes go.
This palette, EX04 Soft Silver Lighting, however was part of the 2008 Christmas coffret, which consisted of four limited edition point makeup items in a party-ready clutch/pouch. LUNASOL releases party coffrets every year for the Holiday season, usually with an eyeshadow quad that has previously always been of the neutral/brown variety, but this is the only one I’ve bought so far.
29 April, 2010 § 2 Comments
24 April, 2010 § 4 Comments
I’m still working on this palette, but… it’s become something of a work in progress. My summer mood is over for the moment and this palette is now at the bottom of my LUNASOL pile. Since I won’t be adding more FOTDs for this palette for a while, I decided to just post the existing one(s) I have. I’m not completely happy with them, but if I were to wait till I had worked it out there might never be an FOTD post, haha. (●´▽｀)ﾅﾊﾊ
3 March, 2010 § 6 Comments
This is the second version, I deleted the earlier FOTD. I’m always deleting old posts, maybe there will be a version three someday. Ugh. (；´Д｀A ｀｀｀
I took these photos originally only with the purpose of trying out my new camera, but I think they reflect the colours and texture of the palette better than the original post (which got deleted). And I ate way too much during the snowy winter so my face is all chubby, and even my grandmother’s helper commented on it. (ﾉω･､) ｳｩ･･･ Eating at my grandmother’s house doesn’t help either…
29 January, 2010 § 2 Comments
9 January, 2010 § 8 Comments
GUERLAIN Ombres Eclat 4 Couleurs 4×1.5g
403 Mysterious Butterfly (LE)
Happy (very belated) 2010! ♥ The last few days of the old year (I always think of them as “dead days” now, after reading the book (ﾉω｀*)んふふ♪) always seem to drag by for me, but the start of the new year moves very fast! (ノ∀≦。)ノぷぷ-ｯ笑 This is my first post for the year, and coincidentally also the 100th post… which seems like a good start, lol (〃^∇^)o彡☆あははははっ
I’m always very lazy during the holiday period, and the short winter daylight hours and bad lighting in the apartment aren’t helping. These are my excuses for not blogging. (´･ω･｀;A) アセアセ The bad lighting is driving me a bit nutty though, so I’m thinking the EOTDs and proper reviews won’t be with the pictures and swatches any more. They’re a bit hard if you can’t really tell what you’re doing in front of the mirror! 彡(-ω-；)彡ﾋｭｰﾋｭｰ
403 Mysterious Butterfly was the LE palette from the Holiday 2008 collection. ← I know, how slow am I? 彡(´∀｀;●)彡 ﾋｭｰﾋｭｰ This was a Christmas present from a dear friend. ♥ It’s taken me a while to make it work though, but I’m getting there… hopefully.