My previous post tells you that (woohoo!) I just won a Shiseido Eye Shadow from BDJ Box. Thankful as I am, I’m not really a fan of putting any eyeshadow to myself. The first time I bought an eyeshadow palette was from Revlon and that was 6-7 years ago. I just recently bought an eyeshadow palette from Sephora because it is from their Hello Kitty line (and I loooove Hello Kitty). Besides being lazy & not so efficient in putting any eyeshadow on, my eyelids aren’t good blank canvass; they hardly show the true colors of the eyeshadow. Let me show you why:
There you go. I’m a panda incarnate. Correction: A brown panda incarnate. Add the fact that I “lack hair”, as my officemate has put it kindly, I am a hairless brown panda. My eyelids are so brown that even when I was a kid, some people had asked me if I was wearing any eyeshadow. The dark undereye circles just worsened as I got older. So this dilemma has made eyeshadow as my least favorite make-up and that’s why I don’t purchase any as much as I do with lippies. Most of my eyeshadow palettes were given to me as gifts and this Shiseido eyeshadow is the most recent “gift” that I received.
I paid Php50 last Friday for the shipping fee instead of going directly to BDJ’s San Juan office. No one at the house has even informed me that it has been delivered yesterday, Saturday. I just saw this on the table right in front of our main door:
It’s mine! Discovered it at around 4 in the morning today, I was so excited to open the package that I just had to stop myself from squealing so as not to wake everyone.
Slowly but surely, eh?
Well… my name was mispelled. But who’s complaining, right! I got the PK 363 set which I like the most out of all the available palettes that they have when I checked the Shiseido website. Another woohoo! The instructions on the back are in Japanese (Nihongo if I’m not mistaken?) but the diagram is pretty much understandable.
I like the subtle pink and muted gold of its packaging. It can also easily fit on anyone’s makeup kit (as seen on the size comparison with my bb9360).
The diagram/guide is a good must-have especially for the make-up newbies.
The brushes are standard but I particularly like brush #4 that is meant to be used in putting the darkest shade to serve as the eyeliner. I think I can re-purpose this brush when I use my pencil eyeliner for blending.
Here are the swatches on my arm and how it looks up close when used:
Except for the #5 shade that will be used for the undereye, all of the shades are shimmery.
Now let me try them on. Yeah, on a Sunday morning, why not! To prepare, I blot any excess oil on my eyelid then put something on to tone down the brown. I don’t need to put any primer since I’m not going anywhere at 5 on a Sunday morning.
Big improvement right? Now here’s my right eye ready for battle with the Shiseido eyeshadow on my lid, Maybelline The Rocket mascara on my lashes and Cover Girl on my brows:
I had a trouble with the falling glitters that I had to use a make-up remover to clean them off. I think I forgot to tap the excess before putting them on. It took me 3x to reapply shade #2 for it to show on my lids; the curse of the panda eyes.
My favorite is shade #3 because I think it’s the most pigmented color for my lids.
Overall, I think it’s a good buy for an everyday look. The colors are subtle and you can easily mix & match them with your other eyeshadow. It also doesn’t have an overpowering smell; just a little woodsy scent if you sniff directly on the palette. It may be a bit pricey though because I saw on ebay that the price ranges around $40-50.
Thanks to BDJ Box for this awesome prize!