A Quick Look at Shiseido Maquillage Spring 2014 Offerings
I haven’t actually tried the Maquillage line before, embarrassingly enough. I usually gravitate to the stronger colors and textures in the main Shiseido prestige line, and passed over the other 2 mainstays, Maquillage and Elixir.
Developed in Japan primarily as a mega drugstore line, it quickly became a popular mid-to-high end line in other Asian countries. The brand features soft, fail-safe colors in neutral, office-appropriate tones that flatter Asian complexions (although a lot of these colors would honestly look beautiful on everyone), and the same silky textures that you would expect from premium lines.
This March, the brand is launching 2 new neutral eyeshadow palettes (S$69), one with a silver-blue accent (BL231 above) and one with pink. The will also be launching a couple of new True Rouge lipstick shades (S$49) and Essence Glamorous Rouge glosses (S$43), all in variations of “my-lips-but-better” tones.
Aside from this, there will be a limited edition highlighter which I haven’t had the privilege to see yet. But if most of the Japanese limited edition highlighters are an indication, it will likely be painfully pretty to look at. :/
One addition to the permanent range is the new True Liquid Long Keep UV foundation which I’ll have to do a separate post about at some point.
This matte finish lightweight base comes with a separate sponge and case (very nice thought as most liquid foundations don’t come with one!) and is designed to create a luminous, pore-less complexion.
P.S. Sorry for those who saw an incomplete post going out the other day! I’d scheduled this post to go out at the wrong timing.