In the sea of beige, grey and black for the Fall and Winter season, Shiseido Makeup’s artistic director Dick Page decided that colours for the eyes is the way to go. This season, there are 7 bold Luminizing Satin Eye Colour Trio palettes you can choose from to add that jazz to your Fall/Winter outfits.

Guess what? I decided to attempt a FOTD with the YE406 Tropicalia palette, which consists of bright pink, yellow and green shades.

Foundation: Clarins Hydra Luminous Flawless Powder Foundation in shade 2 (will review this soon!)
Eye colours:
Pink and Yellow from Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Colour Trio YE406 Tropicalia
Lips: Silkygirl Moisture Rich Lipstick in Gorgeous 06 + Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss

The colours look intense and vivid in real life, but when I applied them on my lids, they didn’t look as dark and intimidating! There is no “rules” to how to use the Eye Palette, so I decided to use the golden yellow shade as a base, and the hot pink at the side and the tail of the eyes. I put together more of  a “safe” look for everyday wear, although the colour palette that I chose is more dramatic.

The texture is quite silky and buttery and thankfully, the colours are not very glittery. The price of each palette is S$51, which is on the high side. If you are looking for an easy-to-apply daily wear eye shadow palette, perhaps you can opt for some of the more neutral colour palettes from the collection.

I also would like to add some quick notes on Shiseido’s Fine Eyeliner and Mascaras. The Automatic Fine Eyeliner is the typical Japanese thin liquid eyeliner which is easy to use, and you can control the thickness of the line at your whim and fancy. But at a price tag of S$52, Shiseido’s version lasts you till the end of the day without any touch-up and it is smudge-proof. I have tried many different type of Japanese fine eyeliners from drugstores and none of them is able to match this latest offering from Shiseido. If the eyeliner is your daily makeup staple and you have oily eyelids like me, do consider getting this as an investment.

The Nourishing Mascara Base (S$41) serves the same effect of the lash serum which conditions your lashes and provide a base for more length and volume. I am in two minds about the Perfect Mascara Defining Volume (S$46) though. My lashes clump together very easily immediately after applying the mascara and I need to comb my lashes profusely before adding another coat so that they don’t look wiry. However, I notice that I no longer get “panda eyes” or dark “eye rings” from the smudging of the mascara at the end of the day. I probably need to spend some time figuring out how to handle the mascara better.

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