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Apr112013

Shiseido Spring Products

Running out of clever introductions here so I thought I'd get right to the point. :P Today I want to talk about a few Shiseido stuff I received a couple of months ago. They are expensive, true, but if you don't mind then they are definitely worth the splurge. 

When I first saw the Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in RD299 I thought, boring. Gold, violet, and white? Surely there are more interesting, exciting combinations out there! But I should know that it's not smart to judge an eyeshadow palette by how it looks in the pan. I guess I better show you!

Absolutely lovely, yes? The violet is a dainty, slightly plummy shade with very fine red shimmer that you can see at a certain angle. The gold is a duochrome that reflects a sort of pinky gold in the light. The last shade has a matte base with very subtle golden shimmer - a sort of white gold if you may! It might not look it straight away, but RD299 has complicated colors that you won't easily find in other brands.

Eye look using the palette - gold on the lid, violet on the crease and lower lid, white gold on the brow bone

Next up, the Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in PK417. This is a glossy, bubbly pink that's just beautiful on my skintone. The texture feels just like melted butter, so much that you won't need to wear a lip balm anymore. It's also truly tasteless and odorless so that's a plus for the sensitive gal.

Highly recommend this one!

Last but not the least, check out the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Whitening Serum. Okay, I have to be honest, this didn't suit me. I got pimples while using it only a couple of times. This is supposed to brighten skin and to erase blemishes by "crushing" the melanin from within - these are the cells that cause discoloration in the first place. The promise is clearer, more even skin within seven days.

Light and non-greasy, this serum can actually double-time as a moisturizer and primer.

While this didn't work for me, don't let that deter you. Other beauty bloggers absolutely swear this stuff! I know Brigitte already repurchased a bottle. Marge of Kikay Trekkie is also a fan. :) So yes, I think it works judging by their testimonials. If you're hiyang then you're lucky! Try to score a sample from Shiseido if you can, or from Sample Room if they happen to have another round of this.

And that's the dish on what's new at Shiseido. ;) What do you think? 

Reader Comments (18)

I've been using the serum for more than a month and it really worked for me. At first I didn't notice any lightening of dark spots, but it give my skin a little brightness. I used it every morning and night. Nagulat ako after one month kasi I noticed a significant change. I didn't expect it to work for me. lol sorry naman.

Too bad it broke you out, that sucks :( I stop using it when my period draws close kasi baka mag-cause ng breakouts.

The gold eyeshadow looks absolutely lovely!

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

I never own any Sheiseido product but I have been reading blogs about this. I love the color of the lipstick. everyday wear is just perfect

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAgnes Dc

Ms. Liz, you're blooming!! :) That lipstick shade is so gorgeous.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergem

I'm not thrilled with the color combination of the eye shadows also. Violet and yellow(ish) combo always reminds me of Ube and Keso. However, the over all makeup looks very bagets on you. Lakas maka fresh ng dating! That lipstick looks really cute.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

I never have any Sheiseido products, but I love them as I read about reviews. you look good in your eyeshadow, i wonder if its goo in a morena skin?

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

When it comes to eyeshadows. limited talaga imagination ko. But as your photo illustrated, the violet-gold combination works. Your eyeshadow brightens up your eyes and the overall look.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

May I know how much the lipstick and the palette cost? The color looks good on you :)

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

How much is the lippie and serum? Thanks

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkate

I like this look. Cant get over that hair piece of yours. Fan-tas-tic. Shiseido as all other Japanese products are amazing but quite expensive. So they basically just sit in my to-buy list but never really made it. LOL.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

That lipstick! I always adore that kind of color! It takes some people attention but just not over the top, a color that suitable for a girl that want to be noticed but not craving for attention from everyone. But well, it's too expensive for me... Hope I graduated soon and get a decent job so I can saving up for some lovely worthed cosmetics.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiangXueNi

Hi Ms. Liz, just curious. What do you do with those products you just tried but doesn't really work for you?

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMina

Hey Mina, great question. I give to friends and family who I think would appreciate them better. Sayang eh. I don't sell either. :)

April 11, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

You're so good at blending eyeshadows! I want to learn na! I need to watch youtube tutorials asap! :) The only whitening serum that I've tried is By Nature Handmade Soaps' Soft and Supple Oil Over (light) and it's not even a serum but an oil based kind of serum, something like that! It's organic and it does lighten minor spots like pimple marks and even small sunspots! It's priced at around P300. It's cheap and effective.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

I loved that serum. I got a mini tube from BDJ and my rough & dry pimple marks faded just by using it for less than a week. The only issue I have with that is that it's so darn expensive, but it's really worth it. If I really want to eliminate all of my pimple marks and perhaps have a flawless face (because I think it's really possible when I use that serum, lol :) then I might consider repurchasing,. But as for now, I'm just using my Celeteque spot corrector which also works well. :)

Oh, and you look stunning (as usual) in that photo, an that eyeshadow look, the blending. waah, :O

April 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYette

Love love love how you used the eyeshadow! Hope I'll be able to learn to do that as well. :) (I'm hopeless with eye makeup)

April 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Wow. Lucky family and friends. =D

April 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermina

The spot serum sounds promising and with good reviews as well.
@Kristine where do you get that by Nature Supple Oil Over that you mentioned?
Lucky relatives and friends :)

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

I really love the lippy you got! The palette is to die for! I love how it looked on you. I wish I could learn how to apply eye make up. I love the zoomed in photo of your eye too. I could really see the shades from the palette. I can't stop reading you Shiseido posts! It's like I just can't get enough! Haha!

xoxo
Pauchee C.

October 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPauchee Casimiro

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