While I was in Isetan yesterday, I happen to come across the Shiseido counter and stopped to take a look. I have never really been a fan of Shiseido makeup, mostly because I’m allergic to the eyeshadows from Shiseido The Makeup line. For some reason, Maquillage has never really grabbed my attention much.
But this time it did.
These are Shiseido Maquillage’s offering for Christmas 2008. An eyeshadow palette with 4 colours and a highlighter designed in collaboration with Christopher Kane, British fashion designer. The blue set is Princess Tiara (black case) and the Gold set is Noble Glamourous (gold case) – names that don’t mean anything really.
Each decorated case comes with the eyeshadow inserts packed separately, and you can insert it yourself. Not quite sure why this is so but there you go. Kanebo Lavshuca did it with their Summer Gradually palette and I recall Majolica Majorca has done the same too. I just did not quite expect it of Maquillage which is priced higher than the other 2 brands.
That aside, I must say that I was positively blown away by the texture of the eyeshadows. Each set comes with 4 eyeshadow shades from light to dark and one large pan of highlighter. The highlighter in the blue set (a pale pink) is very pretty and sparkly while the gold one is less so.