Don't you hate it when you buy one item from some line and then feel that inexorable pull that makes you fall head first? Yes, and that concussion makes you feel it is necessary to buy all of it? (Hello, Tom Ford Brushes and Rouge Bunny Rouge). I'd shared with you a while ago my deep affection for the Shiseido Lip Lacquers, especially in Drama.
I have to admit, Shiseido really wasn't on my beauty radar which tends to be really myopic. Actually, I used a fair bit of Shiseido when I was much younger having used several foundations, the Pureness skincare range and having purchased many skincare items for my mom. And I think you know me a bit now, I got distracted by other brands and trinkets and then moved way on.
While I lived in Asia, Shiseido is a big presence. In addition to the regular main-name Shiseido line in the department stores, their many other brands (Shiseido Maquillage, Majolica Majorca, Cle de Peau etc) are in all chanels of distribution like drugstores, department store counters, duty free shops. ALL OVER THE PLACE. If anything, I like sparkly accessible things, so I've been diligently swatching and checking it out.
The Shiseido eye shadow trios are a little, uh, artistic for me. I'm not really too keen on the color combinations which require a bit more creativity than I can muster so I've been looking at the eye shadow singles.
(BLAH BLAH BLAH. Yes, I know, show you some more pictures!)
A note the Shiseido color names. Refer to the numbers of the colors when you are speaking with your SA. They don't seem particularly familiar with the names even though the website refers to it.
Are you a fan of Shiseido in its many brand incarnations?