Today I'm going to do a Before/After combined with New Kit Essentials! Why? Because I've been so short of time due to the day job (makeup artist) being so busy and also I am so excited about these babies!!
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colour
Currently available in 12 gorgeous shades according the the Shiseido site here. I only have four for now but am working to get a complete set soon. What's so good about them? They're gorgeously creamy but yet light and when set, does not budge, smudge or crease! And although it contains a shimmer, it's such a beautifully soft, multi-faceted shimmer it really isn't offensive. Just in case all you matte fans get too agitated. I'm a big fan of matte colours for the eyes but there's something special when a colour product is so richly hued and subtly shimmery.
I found them easy to blend out for a sheer wash of colour or if you wait between layers to allow it to set a little first, you get incredible intensity without difficulty in blending.
RRP £20.00 for 6g.
Now comes the Before/After bit. Meet Elena. As you can see, already beautiful.
Face Prep: La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar 3 in 1 Solution, Sisley Botanical Floral Spray, SUQQU Repair Essence, Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer, SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R.
The look I wanted was one that was grown up, cool but yet very beautiful and sultry. Think sensuous French Vogue and vixeny exotic beauties! I was determined to use only the Shiseido Eye Creams to do the eye to really utilise the intensity and depth of the creams. I do have bad news as try as I might, I couldn't get a decent shot of Elena after makeup was done due to a misbehaving camera and the lighting in the makeup room was hideous! So I did the next best thing, I took pictures of the Polaroids of the shots! Bare in mind that there has been no retouching done at all so this is how it all looks naturally.
Face: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
Eyes: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colour in BR306, BK912, BE204 & SV810, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in Deep Black, Paris-Berlin Beige Eye Pencil.
Eyebrows: M.A.C. Clear Browfix.
Cheeks: NARS Bronzing Stick in Malaysia, Shiseido Bronzer in Light.
Lips: SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R, M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Burgundy, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No 8 Belle De Rose (patted in with finger).
Powder: SUQQU Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural.
So what do you think? Not bad right considering the eyes were done with only 4 cream colours, layered up slowly to get intensity. I absolutely adore them and they're staying in my kit! With X'mas parties coming up soon, I suggest doing this sultry daring look! Get practicing ladies! As always I welcome any comments and am happy to discuss and help with any queries!