Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Sightings @ Watsons

The Majolica Majorca Mademoiselle Midnight collection is out now at several Watsons stores including Ngee Ann City (but not Wisma Atria as of today), Parkway Parade and Vivocity.

The yen has risen quite a bit against the Singapore dollar over the past year and this is reflected in the high prices for this collection in Singapore. The palettes and the All Night Compact are 1680yen (S$26.25) each in Japan but over here, they cost S$30.50 each. The Secret Lingerie body shimmer cream is 1365yen (S$21.32) in Japan and S$25.90 in Singapore.

To be honest, I found the collection disappointing. The All Night Compact is cute but the face powder is just your average shimmery highlighter. The palettes come in cardboard packaging that feels somewhat cheap. The eyeshadows look nice but some of the lip shades have glitter which I don't like.

The palettes are also a bit too long and unwieldy. I preferred the smaller sized palettes that MM had released in previous years such as the Lady Cat/Persia Cat palettes and Little Black Book/Little White Book (top right corner of the pic below). These also contain 4 pans each.

Watsons is also having a sale on a number of Bourjois products.

The new Smokey Eyes Trios are now also available at S$24 each but you can get these cheaper at John Little which regularly has 10%-20% sales. Although the ad visual makes these look very tempting, I was not too impressed when I swatched them as they applied a bit patchily. But the effect may well be different if applied with a sponge applicator which usually works better for baked eyeshadows.

There's a large Mini Bourjois display in the Ngee Ann City store.

The Maybelline Christmas collection display.

Found these fruit-shaped lip creams in the "Japan Kawaii Corner"! These are commonly found in Japanese drugstores.


Anonymous said...

Based on your reviews, I guess I'll just skip these MJ collections. I rather saved up my $ for something nicer or just wait for Spring collections for those more premium brands.

Anonymous said...

SGD12.90 for a 9g lip cream is way too pricey for me. I'll stick to Blistex. Thanks for posting for these 'sightings' anyway.

stellarvixen said...

the MajoMajo packaging looks tacky & cheap..kinda destroy the purple lux message @#$%^

are those your personal MM palettes?!
OMG you are incredible <3
would loveeee to see all YOUR PRECIOUS collections...eye candy!

awww i wanna get the mini bourjois

Haru said...

hi stellarvixen,
Yup, those are my MM single eyeshadows in two Shu Uemura compact cases. Shu does not make these cases anymore but they were a great size for fitting in MM eyeshadows. I have a fairly large MM collection, mainly the limited edition palettes, most of which you already see in the photo.