Saturday, 28 August 2010

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio

Earlier this week, Mag and I were invited to preview the new Shiseido Fall 2010 makeup collection at Shiseido's office. The collection introduces a new line of Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios designed by Dick Page, Shiseido Makeup Artistic Director.

The Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios are a marked improvement over the Silky Eye Shadow Quads in terms of texture and colour payoff. True to the name, there is a lovely luminosity to several of the shades in the new trios. They feel incredibly silky to touch and glide on with a velvety smoothness. The swatches below were done without use of any primer underneath. Most shades took just one swipe to show up. The shades apply true to how they appear in the pan.

The playful shade combinations were inspired by various landscapes and sights from around the world. For example, GD804 Opera was inspired by a Golden Statuary on the roof of the Opera Garnier in Paris set against a blue springtime sky. This palette was used on the model in the ad visual.

BR307 Strata: A detail shot of a rock face in Chaco, New Mexico

GY901 Snow Shadow: Taken from a plane flying over Long Island, New York on a winter afternoon

OR302 Fire: A detail of a campfire in Nevada

PK403 Boudoir: An unmade bed in a room glowing with diffused light

GR305 Jungle: Taken in the rainforest of Dominica in the West Indies

YE406 Tropicalia: A detail shot of a vividly succulent plant in a garden in Lose Angeles, California

A veritable rainbow of colours!

The Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios will retail for S$51 each in Singapore. This is quite a bit cheaper than Japan where they retail for 4200yen (S$66).

The rectangular pans of the new trios also makes for much easier access even with large brushes compared to the narrow quarter-of-an-oval pans of the old quads. The new trios contain 3g of product whereas the old quads contained 2.5g. Each palette comes with a brush and a dual-ended sponge-tip applicator.

You can read Mag's post about the new palettes here. I'll do a separate post about the other new Shiseido products that we got to test out.


pinkribbons said...

I was just thinking about these Trio especially Fire. I think the each trio contrast and compliments the shades very interestingly.

Anonymous said...

I'm not personally crazy about those particular color combos, but it's good to see a Japanese brand break free from those boring "several shades of one color" palettes they like to do so much.

AhCapp said...

Hi iris,

I'm surprised that each palette is not very expensive, considering the average price of a shiseido es palette should be close to $60?

Would you say the colours are more flat and less shimmery? I would love to see them in real life :)

Haru said...

Hey AhCapp,
I was surprised by the price too! Will double-check at the counter if I get the chance. The finish is more like satin, it's not shiny metallic shimmer like Lunasol or Jill Stuart tend to be but it's not a flat matte too.

Anonymous said...

Finally something to look forward to. Have been very much uninspired by the recent outlook of most Japanese makeup.