Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Visee Glam Shade Eyes PU-7

It's been almost a year since I purchased anything from Visee. They have an excellent range of eyeshadow palettes but the gradational colour schemes tend to get boring after awhile. Thanks to a friend in Japan, I recently purchased the Glam Shade Eyes PU-7, which was released as part of the Spring 2011 collection.

The official retail price is 1890yen but my friend managed to get it at a 30% discount in one of the larger drugstore chains, so I paid just 1323yen (about S$22) for it. It is also available for US$21 on which is based in Hong Kong and ships internationally.

Lotus Palace reviewed the Glam Shade Eyes and didn't like them but I'm actually liking the PU-7 palette quite a bit! The slim plastic compact is typical of Visee, with a raised pebble motif across the lid. You can throw the palette into your bag or makeup pouch and not have to worry about breakage as there is no mirror, plus it is very light. The under side of the lid has a reflective surface that one can use as a mirror.

The palette consists of a pearly white, light mauvey pink, a plummy brown, greyish black and metallic silver. These shades are not that unique but they are work-friendly and easy to wear. All the shades have a refined shimmer that gives a lovely glowy effect without being too over-the-top. Used over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, they lasted well over 8 hours of wear on me without fallout or significant creasing. The plum shade looks more brown than purple when applied, so it won't make the eyes appear bruised.

I applied the plum shade with the broad sponge applicator along the upper lashline and the outer one-third of the lower lashline and the pink shade in the middle of the lid. I used a brush to sweep the pearly white across the browbone area and the thin sponge applicator to apply the silver shade at the inner corners and along the lower lashline. I finished by lining the upper lashline with Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Sequins and applying Benefit They're Real mascara. The shades applied smoothly and were easy to blend.

Glam Shade Eyes Pu-7 is the type of idiot-proof palette that I tend to reach for when pressed for time as it's so easy to use and doesn't create fall-out on the cheeks. Plus, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

The other products used for this look include: Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Powder in Nude Beige, RMK Super Basic Concealer EX-01, Za Ever Brows BR21 and Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Passion. The Sugar lip treatment in Passion is the newest shade just released by Fresh, which a friend helped to purchase from the USA. It is not available yet at Sephora in Singapore. It gives the lips a healthy natural reddish tint, that is not as deep as Plum but more red-toned than Rosé. For a lip balm, it lasts amazingly well. It has been more than 5 hours since I put it on and it is still going strong without any feathering.

The Visee website has been updated with the latest Glam Glow Eyes palettes and lipglosses in their collaboration with Smacky Glam. You can also see pics on the wonderful A Dream of Tokyo.


Jamilla Camel said...

I've got the PK version of this, and I really like it.

PU-7 looks beautiful on you!

Haru said...

Thanks, Jamilla! I've worn it for two days straight, which is quite rare for me :-)

The Driveller Kate said...

Beautiful palette, Haru! I admit Kathi's review put me off but you've made me reconsider.

The plum-brown shade looks similar to Shu ME 761 which I recently got and am loving for autumn.

Haru said...

hi Kate,
I think it's a nice palette to have for days when you just want to look pretty and polished without expending too much effort. The shades can probably be easily duped but I just like this palette as a whole, from the packaging to the textures and shade combination.

Light Love said...

How pretty! And the look you did was so pretty; I really, really love it!