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Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer 2011: Esprique Blend Dimensional Eyes A-4 & A-5, Melty Fix Cheeks RO600 and Aqua Drape Rouge RO670

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Esprique Precious got a revamp and has been renamed in Esprique starting with this summer collection.
The new packaging is a bit more mature than the previous style and reminds me now a bit of how Visée used to look like. I like it anyway and most Japanese brands change their looks quite frequently so Esprique will definitely undergo some changes in the future.

I got couple of eyeshadow palettes, a gloss and one of the new blush sticks during my Hong Kong trip. I don´t remember the prices exactly but I remember compared to the Japanese retail prices it was like 25-30% less.

The new eyeshadow quads are called Blend Dimensional Eyes and consist of 4 powder shadows, 3 of them grouped together in 1 pan and one separately.

The shadows have a silky, pigmented and fine texture with a gorgeous metallic glazed shine and a great blending quality. The shadows have a little fall-out when applied with a brush so as always I recommend doing the eye makeup before the face...or maybe use the included applicators as they seem to be great quality.

Lasting power is excellent, all the colors stay pretty fresh and crease-free for most of the day.

A-4 is a gorgeous neutral taupe-beige quad. The colors are all light and neutral however the metallic shine gives them a more interesting finish.

A-5 is a mermaid-y emerald/seafoam and beige combo.  My favorite shades are the beige (it has such a nice glazed finish) and the emerald.

Overall these are wonderful eyeshadow palettes and I really love them.
Small deduction only for the fall-out:

Rating 4.5/5

The Melty Fix Cheeks is a new series of cream blush sticks, something quite rare among Japanese brands in my opinion.

The black twist-up stick is quite heavy and big and the formula is creamy but not greasy, overly slick or soft.

The blush is pigmented and blends beautifully, I like applying it with a wide foundation brush (got one from Sigma brushes which is really great, will review these brushes, soon!).

This is not scented (like the other Esprique products) and doesn´t irritate my skin at all, furthermore it stays on well topped with a sheer layer of face powder.

RO600 is a gorgeous cool candy pink with minimal shimmer.

Rating 5/5

Last but not least I got one of the Aqua Drape Rouge lipglosses/liquid lipsticks.

I like the quite chunky tube with the nicely shaped and soft applicator. This is a slightly thicker and long-lasting gloss with a very lustrous finish and good lasting power. The particular color I got is quite pigmented but not sure about the other colors.

Overall this is a great well-lasting beautiful lipcolor which is not scented and doesn´t feel drying at all. I think I might pick up a few more colors later on!

RO670 is really beautiful, a golden-tinged rose pink.

The haul incl. freebies from the Kosé counter in Hong Kong:

Rating 5/5


Anonymous said...

More reviews, please! I'm dying to see the reviews/details of what you got on your trip. It lets me live vicariously, LOL.

In Palace said...

pretty packaging!
In Palace ♥

Mallory said...

Shoot. I feel like I'm going to go off my blush ban just because of that blush stick. It's gorgeous!

Anya said...

kose esprique surely knows how to make the prettiest palettes! thanks for reviewing these beauties ;)

Kim said...

love your eyemake xD~ thanks for your nice review =)

Light Love said...

Oh goodness! It's so pretty!! The stick blush is so lovely and flattering! The gloss also looks amazing on your lips, so pretty!

galpal.hi said...

Everything looks awesome! I loved your review and look forward to more.


paperdollrevenge said...

Beautiful! Palette # 4 and the lippie look like they were made for you!

Anne said...

hi hope you'll make a comparative review of the Esprique Blend Dimensional Eyes in Shiny and Esprique Precious Dual Gradation Eyes in D-1 :) thank you

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