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!


  1. I LOVE THIS FOTD!!! you know i doooo! it's so lovely and sweet. i'm glad you're enjoying your addiction goodies <3

  2. Gorgeous FOTD!! I have never tried the pearl shades as I ahev been opting for the ME ones...up until now that is.

  3. amazing color payoff and gorgeous FOTD!! Keshi looks like a good gunmetal grey <3!

  4. Beautiful FOTD!! Both eyeshadows are very pretty and the colour payoff is amazing! xxx

  5. I really want to try this line heard great things about it! I'm really loving Keshi!

  6. thats the spirit girl! no point using the mufe powder if it just doesnt work for u

    and i looooooove ur fotd! it totally works for u
    u work tat smoky eye

  7. @Mona

    I love them I just wish I loved them a little less so that I wouldn't want to buy more. XD;

    @Old Cow

    Most of the reviews RAVED about the P shades so that's what I'm sticking to for now... Eyeing 2 or 3 >__<;


    The only other 'high-end' single I own is also a gunmetal grey so it's apparently a colour I like... Keshi is by far the best one I've tried! (there is also a gunmetal in the UD Naked palette but I still like Keshi better)


    Thank you :)


    I wish this line had been out when I was in Japan!! I'd love to stand at the counter and swatch away ~


    Haha I tried (for 2 years!) to like the MUFE HD powder and make it work but in the end... *tossed*. Purely Cosmetics has a diamond finish powder that looks interesting but it's also white >__<;; so for now I'm sticking to my pressed powders (all two of them... and only opened one).

    I'm starting to learn smoky day-time looks... most of the time I think 'smoky' and I think the whole lid, haha. <3