Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Maquillage Summer '09

I loved the 3D Maquillage palettes so when I saw they were releasing 2 new versions for the summer, I jumped on them.

Here is the Gold palette (no flash, with flash):

Swatches (no flash, flash):

Here is the silver palette (no flash, flash):

Silver palette swatches (no flash, flash):

What surprised me was that all the shadows were in a creme form. Since the previous 3D palettes had a cream base and liner color with 3 powder shadows. The next surprised was how shimmery these colors were. I think they may be a bit OTT for work although that didn't stop me from putting on the silver palette during lunch time. The darker colors are not as sparkly so that helps tone down the lighter colors. I do like the Silver palette a bit more right now, but I'll have to play with both a bit more before I play favorites. The shadows lasted decently through the day with some UDPP primer.

I wasn't too interested in the colored mascara/liner combo that was being released in this collection at first, but I recently purchased the Guerlain Blue mascara and loved the way it looked so I decided to give the Violet mascara/liner a try.

I have not used the mascara yet but the brush is pretty interesting-it has a comb side, a brush side and a few bristles at the tip.

I really like the liner color (no flash, flash):

Definitely more play time is needed but I think these items are a pretty additions for summer, although I think I do like having powder shadows in the palettes a bit more than the creme shadows (I always thought the creme base in the previous palettes felt a bit greasy). I may also give another liner/mascara combo a try since I like the violet so much.


Anonymous said...

I am in Japan for a few more days and I am looking to buy some eyeshadow and mascara before I go back home to the states. I think I may try one of these 3d palettes. I don't like colored mascara, so any sugestions on great Japanese mascara that give you long, thick lashes?? Also, where is the best place to get the best deals on them? I am in Seya, Kanagawa prefecture... not a far train ride to yokohama or tokyo. Thanks!

Jenn said...

Hi Anon, the first mascara I can think of is the Majolica Majorca lash expander. I've read generally good reviews about it although I have yet to try it myself (I have a tube waiting). I can't tell you where to go in Japan since I have never been there myself -Sorry!

izumi said...

yummmm new palettes :) love it! can't wait to see your eotd's-- hope you post some xD

Edna said...

Pretty palettes! I like the brown one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the swatches! Both palettes are so pretty... ;)

Laura L said...

love your palette,they are soo pretty!

fuzkittie said...

Woo you got both! Haha I was gonna get the gold but I changed and got the silver instead! I can't believe they're ALL cream shadows!! Hahahaa, that's a big surprise! I can't wait to get mine....

Eleganteve said...

Ooooh pretty! I like the brown/neutral palette. So shiny =)

Annie Dong said...

Yesssss excellent swatches!! I LOVE the color of the liner - it's too gorgeous to pass up~ ~ *love love* :D

Mona said...

i'm waiting to go to japan to see these palettes in person! :P

MiuMiu said...

ah! everything is so pretty!


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