I am a huge fan of Kanebo T’estimo makeup line. Its a counter brand here in Malaysia, which means that the prices are quite high. But in Japan, its a drugstore brand. Go figure! Anyway, I love the eyeshadows as the texture is very soft and smooth and they are shimmery.
This review is on T’estimo’s Spring collection eyeshadow palette – Frame Impact. There are 4 colours in this collection but I only got 04 as I did not want to be overdoing things, and I was looking for something neutral. Isn’t it pretty?
This eyeshadow palette comes with a shimmery white/cream highlighter, a shimmery gold colour and a shimmery dark brown shade. The liner is cream in a dark brown colour. It comes with 2 double ended applicators that are of very good quality so I have no qualms about using them. However, I tend to use my fingers for most eyeshadow applications.
This palette is a huge improvement for T’estimo, in my opinion. Their eyeshadows in this palette are super pigmented, which is great. Their previous palettes tended to be on the sheer side. I used this palette for a neutral look for work and realised that if you used more of the darker shade on your eyes it could equally morph into a decent smokey look for the night. Absolutely gorgeous!
The other palettes are a purple toned, blue toned and green toned palette. In the past I would have grabbed colour. However, I’m lately more into neutrals so I skipped the colourful ones. They are just as good, in my view. The palette itself is also very pretty with a mirrored cover and pretty strips of flowers around the sides.
Beware though, that it is shimmery. If you don’t like shimmer, I’m afraid I’ll have to recommend that you don’t get this. However, I don’t find their shimmer over the top. Its shimmery but not frosty which is very nice. It opens up the eye area for me.
Here’s the other reason I like T’estimo palettes. It comes with instructions!
Â At the back of the plastic box it comes in is a little diagram and instructions in Japanese on how you should apply the colours for maximum result. If you can’t read Japanese (like me) then just follow the picture instructions. Its all pretty self-explanatory.
If you follow the instructions you’ll find yourself looking almost like all the Japanese models you see in pictures. Pretty shimmery peepers with gradational colours. Keep the darker colour closer to the lashline and lighter colour on top towards the brow bone. I find my eyes open up more with this method than with the conventional western method of keeping darker colours in the eye crease.
This palette retails for RM120 at the Kanebo counter. I’d say its absolutely worth it!
Pros: Soft shimmery colour, pigmented, comes with directions