Within the gorgeous setting of Nobu, Berkeley Street, I was treated to the finest of sushi and the latest offerings from the Japanese Cosmetic House of Shiseido. Sun, Sand & Stars, Makeup Artistic Director Dick Page's latest offering for Summer 2011. A blend of colours and textures inspired from the brilliant burning sun of noon, sunlight & shadows and the flashing stars in a blue-black summer night.
The limited edition items consists of the Automatic Fine Eyeliner in Night Sky, a gorgeous, glossy deep navy that comes in a easy to use precision pen. And The Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Pink Sands, a trio of soft sweet peach, pale rosy platinum & cool shimmering pink. As you can see in the campaign shot, the products all have a slight shimmer to them. I have the other palettes in my kit and the textures are incredibly soft, blendable but yet easy to build up to a strong colour. Don't let the shimmer put you off, I was a touch apprehensive too but upon application, they disappear to the softest of sheens to add just enough interest and dimension. I wouldn't expect anything but perfection to come out of this Japanese brand.
Night Sky and Pink Sands will be available nationwide in May, Night Sky rrp £23.00 and Pink Sand rrp £34.00.
Also included as part of the event was a re-introduction to the Shiseido Bronzers. Coming in Light, Medium and Dark, these incredibly soft non-shimmery bronzers gives an air-brushed look, thanks to the technology behind it. A blend of silicones ensures that colour goes on in soft layers to prevent overload and is buildable to a desired intensity. Each compact also comes with a handy dense kabuki style brush that is beautifully soft and very very easy to use. I am not a fan of brushes that come in compacts but this was soft, densely packed with beautiful bristles and applied the bronzer like a dream!
The Bronzer is available nationwide and rrp £32.00.
I was also told by the lovely Louisa and Brona of Beauty Seen PR, who hosted the event that later on this year, Shiseido will be launching a new foundation brush. Now what's so special about another foundation brush? That was exactly what I thought and when I saw the only sample of it in the UK, I gasped. It was beautiful and lush! Basically a stippling type brush, this dense round brush promises to work the smallest amount of my new favourite Perfect Refining Foundation well into the skin to create a smooth undetectable finish. I cannot wait to get hold of one to use in my work! I'll report back to you as soon as I get one.
So there we have it, another beautiful collection to tempt us. Is this a contender for all the beautiful products launching this summer? Personally I think it's a winner. A range that is not gimmicky and with high quality finishes that would work well for the consumer and also for any makeup artist. So please go and have a play at your nearest counter and let me know what you think. I've already been using mine on my clients and I can honestly say I love it!Tweet