Shiseido Beauty & Skincare Collection for Fall 2013 Swatches, Review & EOTD

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For Fall 2013, Shideido is intent on making sure your face looks beautiful with and without makeup.  Recently they launched Ibuki Skincare and a Fall beauty line set to make you look completely radiant.

From these lines I have a selection of products to show you – the Ibuki Refining Moisturizer, Sheer and Perfect Foundation in Natural Fair Ivory, Eyebrow Styling Compact in Light Brown, Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Into the Woods, Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dreamscape and Lacquer Rouge Lipstick in Caramel.

IMG_5909 IMG_5922Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer ($45.00) – what’s interesting about this moisturizer is that it’s runny, but doesn’t feel oily or watery on the skin.  You need very little to coat your face and it sinks right in, leaving the skin feeling supple and looking glowy.  It has a strong rose fragrance to it, it settles in quickly but doesn’t fade.

Sheer and Perfect Foundation ($35.00) – The shade I received is Natural Fair Ivory, and, based off of the swatch, is much darker in the bottle than you’d imagine.  At first I worried it’d be too light for me, but it was actually a hair too dark.  The coverage is light to sheer, but really makes a difference in the look of your skin.  Because of the thinner consistency of the liquid I’d recommend using your fingers to apply over a brush.

IMG_5942 IMG_6376Eyebrow Styling Compact ($30.00) – the shade I received is Light Brown, which was perfect for what I need.  This powder gives a nice and natural look to the brow, leaving them more relaxed looking than what a pencil might show.  The included brush is ideal for brushing on just the right amount.  I like to fill in the sparsest areas with a pencil and then go over with a powder to even everything out before I set with a brow gel.

IMG_5935 IMG_6391Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio ($33.00) – The trio I received was BR 214 Into the Woods.  This is my first time using shadows from Shiseido and I’m completely impressed with how soft, pigmented and blendable they are.  These shadows lasted all day on me without creasing and I actually forgot to use a primer (which is usually a beauty catastrophe).

IMG_5927 IMG_6864Perfect Rouge Lipstick ($25.00) – the shade I received is in Dreamscape which is a rosy pink cream.  The coverage of this lipstick is perfect – moisturizing and completely opaque in one swipe without being thick.

IMG_5949Lacquer Rouge Lipstick ($25.00) – The shade I received was RD 215 Caramel.  It definitely does not resemble caramel in any way.  It’s more of a peachy pink cream with an almost un-noticeable shimmer.  The formula was thick enough to be opaque without being goopy or sticky.

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IMG_7609(Perfect Rouge & Lacquer Rouge layered)

I’m especially intrigued by the limited edition Shiseido Eye Color Bar Eyeshadow Palette ($50.00).  I know the shadows are great quality in the palette I own, and the ones in the LE palette look ridiculously fun to play around with!

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Shiseido Announces Spring 2013 Collection

Shiseido is excited to introduce its Spring 2013 suncare, skincare and makeup launches, available this February and March.

·         Bio-Performance Super Eye Corrective Eye Cream ($60) Inspired by the plumping-from-within effect of hyaluronic acid injections in the skin, the formula in this new eye cream builds elasticity in all three layers of skin to lift, diminish wrinkles, and reduce dark circles with noticeable results in just one day

Bio Performance Super Corrective Eye Cream 1·         Perfect Hydrating BB Cream ($33) – Multifunctional with an advanced antioxidant formulation to provide the most effective and luxurious coverage available in one easy step.

·         Perfect Rouge ($25) – 11 NEW shades and 9 re-formulated best-sellers of this luxurious creamy formula, now includes Hyaluronic Acid to provide long-lasting moisture and are beautifully packaged to represent the brand’s Japanese heritage

pr1 pr2 pr3 PR4·         Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer ($25) – 6 NEW shades provide a gentle wash of color in one coat with the words “Tokyo Ginza” in an embossed band around the bottom of the lipstick for an element of surprise

PRSHEER PRSHEER2·         Lacquer Rouge ($25) 4 NEW shades join the unique liquid lip colors launched in Fall 2012, inspired by 9,000 year-old lacquer artistry with deep pigments a wet-look finish

LACROUGE·         Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio ($33) – 2 NEW shade palettes that were inspired by beach grass near an old island fort in South Carolina and sand dunes in the setting sun

Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Beach Grass (RD299) Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Pink Sand (RD711)·         Luminizing Satin Face Color ($30) – 2 NEW shades that deliver radiant, healthy-looking skin, from naturally fresh and sun-kissed to illuminated with delicate radiance

Luminizing Satin Face Color in Medusa (PK107) Luminizing Satin Face Color in Starfish (OR308)·         Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF43 ($30)Launching in March! A sheer, oil-free, tinted formula that combines anti-oxidative and moisturizing effects to defend skin against UV rays and environmental aggressors while providing flawless coverage

Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF43·         White Lucent Power Brightening Mask ($68 for 6 masks)Launching in March! A mask that works in two steps by powerfully embedding Shiseido’s exclusive brightening ingredient and removing excess pigment for immediate brightening results

White Lucent Power Brightening Mask