Wednesday, July 27, 2011

AMW Reviews: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio BL310 Punky Blues

Shiseido, the first time I met you, I was in Hong Kong and I left my whole skin care regimen back home (stupid me) and I hurried to Bonjour to purchase samples sizes! (ahhh! tactic!)

Shiseido Brightening Cleansing Foam
Shiseido Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion
and the Spot Serum!
You were housed in a tiny bottle and I don't know if I'll survive for 2 weeks!  Yet, a miracle happened!  Using these on a daily basis --- day and night, my skin looks WONDERFUL!  I remember seeing my grade school friend whom I haven't seen for YEARS told me I looked "happy" and "blooming"  <--- that's from her ok?

Going back, I've known all along that the brand has its own make-up line!  It was never a priority for me to look into their cosmetics line because I've labeled them as the "skincare expert".

Today, I will be reviewing the FIRST of the 2 Shiseido cosmetics I own!  Honestly speaking, I wasn't that excited to use this product as I thought it's just the usual "overpriced cosmetics that doesn't perform!" 

Thank God I was wrong! :)
Read on, as I hit myself with a book!....

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio says ---
  • Alluring combinations, Endless Variety.
  • True Intense Color
  • Silky-smooth texture.
  • Long-lasting
  • Dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested
  • Available in 10 shades.

AMW says ---

  • Sleek, simple palette that's easy to take along.
  • Packaging includes Manufacture date which makes it easy to  keep track on when the product expires.
  • The mirror that comes with the compact is HUGE! 
  • Free brushes are all useful!  Made with quality.
  • The shades are unique and I can't seem to find instant "dupes".
  • Has a silky-smooth texture that's easy to apply.
  • Pigmentation is surprisingly good, I used this without an eye primer and it stayed for the whole day!  (Note: My lids aren't oily)
  • 1 gram of eyeshadow for each shade which equals to 3 g, the content will last for a long time!
  • If used all together, the pink and blue combination doesn't look like I stepped out from the 80's!
  • Each shade can be used on their own (don't forget the eyeliner!) so you can create various combinations! Or you can use all three at the same time and it'll match!
  • No brain-er palette for newbies!
  • Again, since this is a palette, you may like 1 or 2 of the shades and may probably have a similar shade on the 3rd! 
  • Pricey at first glance.
I am impressed with this palette!  The quality of the shadows are good, even better than some eye shadows I've tried!  My favorite part is its texture, silky smooth that applies smoothly and the effect is not too heavy yet  not too sheer!  The color pops even without an eye primer!

  • If you're not comfortable using eye shadows, here's a tip: The medium shade can be applied ALL over the crease, the lighter shade can be used to "highlight" or you can apply it at the inner corner of the eyes or the mid-section.  The darkest shade is always there to deepen the crease!  
  • Never drop the palette! 
  • Feel free to use the sponge applicator and brush that comes with the palette, it's work-able!
  • If you have oily lids: Do not forget to use an oil-control eye primer!
  • Blend! Blend! Blend!  No matter how pretty the shades are, if harsh lines are visible, it's not that pretty!
  • Purchase a palette shade that you know you will use a lot!  There's no point spending on an expensive palette and leave it until its expiration!  Ex: If you know green looks great on you, purchase a palette that has a green shade!  If you're a brown/beige person, then go for that palette!
  • Wash the free brushes that comes with the palette before you use!
  • Try to apply the shadows differently each time until you find a "style" that works best for you.
Will I repurchase?
I wouldn't mind other shades!  Would love to include Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio inside my make-up kit!

To whom do I recommend this to?
The palette "Punky Blues" is great if you're not afraid to wear bright colors!  For the rest of the population who wants the toned-down look, the trio comes with other shades the complement each other as well!

Where to purchase and how much?
At Rustan's for Php1,998.00 (approx $46.50)

Shades as seen on palette
L-R Denim Blue, Light Denim Blue and Baby Pink

Swatch on hand without primer
Photo taken without direct flash.

Here's how I used all the colors 
(of course there are various ways out there!)
1. Applied the Light Denim Blue on the inner corner and the other thirds of the lids going a  bit beyond the crease blending the edges.
2. Applied the baby pink shade on the middle portion as seen on diagram.  Also apply the same shade on the inner lower lashline.
3. With a smaller crease brush, apply this shade on the outer-v and use this to line the lower lash line as well!

Here's the final look with 
thin eyeliner and 2 coats of mascara!

Have you tried Shiseido cosmetics?
What's a "must" Shiseido "makeup" item a girl should own?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. I get excited everyday when I see your entry on my feed.

    I love the color on you. It complements your skin tone... I'm a little bit on the morena side, and some lighter shades aren't as pigmented as I'd hope...

    Thanks for sharing this :)

  2. awww it's pretty, and i dig the quality of shadows the japanese brands have, so creamy but they're powders LOL.
    hehehe 80's look sorta like katy perry's vid with rebecca black? awww it's cute but yep, it doesn't look 80's on you ♥

  3. eyeshadow looks good on you. :)
    it is only this year that i tried shiseido products. after using shiseido and kanebo/kate thought of giving japanese products a try cos they really work!
    currently using shiseido - perfect rouge lipstick & sheer matifying (oil-free) compact. cant say its pricey cos almost they have same price as MAC. :)

  4. Sounds like a great palette! The colors look very nice and colorful. Pretty! :)

  5. I don't own a Shiseido anything! :P but this eyeshadow is really interesting-looking. Price is a bit steep though, so I don't know if it will warrant that hole in my wallet! :P

  6. i've never owned anything from this brand - i get intimidated with their price range and sometimes their SAs hehe. although i've been eyeing their maquillage line for the longest time! your eye makeup looks pretty and very wearable, even for the earth-tone e/s fans out there. :D

  7. super bright ng shades pero kering2x mo! =)
    hmmm, i only tried their eyebrow pencil coz a friend gave it to me. Maganda sha coz natural tingnan.

  8. You rock those shades, Nikki! :P

    Japanese makeup = ♡♡♡

  9. @Rae You are SUPER sweet to say so! your comment made me smile even though I've been "ngarag" due to work :) thanks dear! I'm glad to share this review!

  10. @Marge Oh yeah the Katy Perry vid..the blue and pink is more 80s than this! This has a nice sheen that makes it look a bit more toned down :) You can build up pa the color :)

  11. @Anonymous Ahhh nice to know that you're trying out other brands too! Agree on the price comparison with MAC :) How's the Mattifying Compact? Oil-control enough?

  12. @Maggie Thanks, glad you find the palette great too!

  13. @giddy tigress I know! I haven't given their makeup line the time of the day! :) Glad they did not disappoint me..Agree on the price, but when the time comes you have extra money and found a shade that really looks good on you, why not? It's an investment :D

  14. @MereMakeupManiac alam mo, a bit intimidating nga ang brand but I checked their prices, its not far from my favorite Paul & Joe and some MAC brands!

  15. @Shopcoholic (Khymm Lam) Really? Intriga ako sa Liquid liner nila! Yung napapalitan ng bala! :)

  16. @Pammy Thanks dear! pang party talaga! I love!

  17. I love this trio. The shades are beautiful and colorful and they look great on you!

  18. I love Shiseido shadows - they go on like silk! I really like the way the shadows look on your eyes!

  19. I love Shiseido shadows - so wmooth and creamy. A very pretty combo on your eyes!

  20. aw, another pretty palette you have there miss nikki! :)

  21. This palette is so adorable and the colors are very fun. I've always like their eye shadows because it's so luxurious, but it's too expensive for me.

  22. @gio Nice eh? I usually do not like colors like these, I would go for these shades if they are MAC, but I am surprised! They make really good shadows!

  23. @Jamilla Camel Thanks! I agree with you!! Smooth, creamy and silky :)


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