Monday, February 21, 2011
A (Really) Dangerous ADDICTION (for my wallet)
I was introduced to ADDICTION by Ayako almost a year ago by my dear Yumeko, but since the line is SO hard to get (and no one I know had tried it) I was hesitant to spend money just to try a new line out... thankfully this year several of the blogs I love reading picked up pieces to the brand and my interest was peaked... the tipping point was being able to order them from Fumi's Shop at a better price with shipping than Ichibankao and Mihokoshop. It also helped that my #1 Makeup Enabler had recently raved about the line :)
My dear Nunu and I combined orders, and when I finally got my shadows I was so excited! The packaging is gorgeous, a shiny black plastic, and the eyeshadows were pigmented, creamy, and easily blended. Keshi suffered a bit on its journey from Vancouver to Calgary but was still very usable - I used the crumbled parts to do swatches the night I got them!
Keshi (P - Pearl Finish) is the most amazing gunmetal grey I own. I blended out the eyeshadow chunks so it's more pigmented than it might normally be, but I am in LOVE with this colour. And now I want the rest of the ADDICTION crease colours. So beautiful.
Singita (P-Pearl Finish) is a lovely brown/taupe neutral to me. Not as eye-catching as Keshi but still very lovely. I also really want to try more of the neutrals from this line.
These swatches were done with finger tips, on bare skin with no base.
I did these swatches today under natural light, after I'd cleaned up any crumbling bits. These were also done with fingertips on bare skin. Keshi isn't as BAM! dark but is still my favourite gunmetal grey ever. I'd recommend this eyeshadow to ANYONE. Singita remains pretty (I really need to do a look with it).
This is the happiest I've been with a FOTD in a while - I loved everything about it! *vain*
Face Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation #55, Armani Luminous Silk Powder 5.5
Cheeks NARS Orgasm Illuminator, Physician's Formula Happy Booster Mood Blush in Rose
Eyes UDPP, MAC Cash Flow PP, Lavender shade from Magie Deco Eye Shadow Palette R, ADDICTION Keshi, UD Virgin, K-Palette Eyeliner, Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso, Covergirl Lashblast Fusion
Lips Dior Serum de Rouge 640, NARS Angelika Lip Gloss
And a look at the actual EOTD (so many products @_@)
LOVE this look. Have also decided to give up on MUFE HD powder - I set with just the Armani today and my makeup lasted WAY longer (also I don't turn white in photos with the flash). I've used about 50% of the MUFE, but I'm done XD; *does not feel bad about tossing*
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!