Hi, in this article about Shiseido's revamped makeup line and overview of some skincare products, I have included a Youtube video showing my first impressions.
Also you will find below, several photos of the products and a bit more information about them. I would recommend watching the video first and then coming back here for more!
[All photos with my watermark were taken by me]
The products shown were kindly gifted to me by Shiseido.
Did you know that Shiseido has been around since 1872? It was created in Ginza, Tokyo. Shiseido as makeup lovers would know, has always delivered incomparable high performing products. With the relaunch of the makeup line in 2018. Shiseido aims to combine its rich heritage with groundbreaking technology. Here, there is a unique focus on quality and as well as delivering a sensory experience to uses.
Shiseido's motto is "Beauty reimagined. Beauty made with soul."
As a general observation of the items I was sent for consideration, I felt that a lot of thought went into the creation of each piece. You can see it in the packaging which immediately says" Japanese" AND is very modern; to the performance; the choice of colours and choice of names. The name of the shades of colour are taken from both ancient and modern Japan.
The products performed beautifully. In the video, you can sort of see me fumbling around with the products as I discover each one and how well they perform even though I really didn't know what I was doing. Now that I know what each product does, I can start to create more polished looks.
The new makeup line is comprised of 18 products and 115 shades. They has been divided into four "texture" categories:
Dews: There is a completely new product called the "Aura Dew" (in 3 shades) that works for face, eyes and lips. You will see how beautiful and delightful these are.
Gels: There are 24 "VisonAiry Gel" lipsticks and 8 ColorGel Lip balms.
Powders: There are 24 ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks; 8 eyeshadow palettes; 6 whipped blushes; and 8 innerGlow cheek powders.
Inks: Taking inspiration from Japanese calligraphy, the new ink products aim at providing graphic precision and intensity of pigment. In this collection, there are 12 LacquerInk lipshines; 10 kajalink artist shadows; 4 Brow InkTrios: three-in-on brow products that includes a brow powder; 5 MicroLiner inks; an ArchLiner Ink and 2 types of mascaras.
The collection also included 5 makeup brushes.
You can see the full collection at: https://www.shiseido.com.au/
Further, I will also be giving you my first impressions of the skincare products you see above, all in the video below. I hope you enjoy it!
The New Makeup
You can imagine my enormous delight to receive the box above. I am such a huge makeup junkie that I was completely stunned by the beautiful and generous box above.
For the Lips
There were two lipsticks in the box. The shorter one is the ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in "Nightlife- 510" and the longer one is the VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in "Shizuka Red" - 223". look at he the detail on the cap. How gorgeous!!
On the left is the VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in "Shizuka Red" - 223" - applies like a dream. The texture is so smooth and the colour is quite intense. My lips felt moisturised.
On the right is the ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in "Nightlife- 510. This one came with such a beautiful sculptural bullet that I could not bring myself to apply it the conventional way. You will have to watch the video to see how I apply it to preserve its beauty.
For the eyes
How sleek is the packaging? I think these products perform so well and are so easy to pop into a small makeup bag. This is one of the eyeshadow palettes. I received the "Kotto Street Vintage 05" palette.
I like the shades in this palette. The beige on the furthest left is just the perfect colour to cover the discoloration on my eyes. It is a matte shade and so is the brown next to it. The next two are beautiful satin shades.
These eyeshadows are incredibly easy to apply. There is practically no fall-out.
This is the Naname Fude multi eye brush. This is an impressive brush that has been cut in a perfect shape for application and blending.
This is the AURA DEW. IT IS AMAZING! It has tiny shimmers in it and you can use it all over your face including your lips. When I dabbed it on my eyes on just a base of the beige eyeshadow powder, I really liked the effect. It was very elegant.