Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BL711

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 6 - 2011

I’ve been trying to get my hands on these for an indecently long period of time.  Well, actually that’s a bit unfair… I’ve been trying to get my hands on the PURPLE in this range for an indecently long period of time.  I had some House of Fraser vouchers left over from last Christmas and when I saw the preview of these at a press event earlier this year, fell in love and earmarked the use of said vouchers firmly with the name Shiseido.

Of course, when they were released last month… the purple was nowhere to be seen.  Each time I went to House of Fraser I was told about the shortage coming from Japan and I left the store feeling ever more deflated.  The last time it happened, I decided that I could wait no longer and plumped for the blue instead.  I’m impulsive/stupid like that.

Here she is…

First impressions are based solely on how pigmented this thing is.  I haven’t experienced the kind of WOW factor I got with this since I bought my first Sleek palette.  The second thing that struck was just how complex the shade is, it truly does shimmer with a huge amount of depth and beauty.  Thanks to the cream formula, the jewel tones are wonderfully enhanced and you are left with an impression of something between the deep blue sea and glacier ice.

The cream spreads very smoothly, far smoother than something like the MUFE Cream Shadows, I’ve found that I fare better by tapping the shade onto my eyelid to achieve an even distribution and I’ve been mostly using this as a base upon which I apply my trusty taupe.  It gives an extra dimension to a well-worn colour, I’ll save the full on BLUE look for when I’m feeling a little braver.  Finally, I dot a little gold into the inner corners of my eyes as I feel that it complements the overall look (ooh, get me!)

If the rest of the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors share the same formula merits as this one, I can’t recommend them highly enough.  BL711 doesn’t budge on my slightly oily eyelids (though I do wear shadow ontop) and the pigmentation is out of this world.

Now, if only I could brave it and rock the full on look!

Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BL711 is available to buy at Shiseido Counters nationwide and online priced at £20.00


12 Responses to “Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BL711”

  1. Jude Dunn says:

    Love that colour, but like you I would be afraid to wear it in all it’s glory. I’d like to think that because the quality is so good these shadows would not crease without the addition of powder xx

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  2. Sasha Faye says:

    So much pretty it hurts my eyes! xx

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  3. Olivia_makeupholic says:

    I tried it on my hand and then I had a shower… it’s definitel water resistant and long lasting and it’s texture is really light and not oily at the same time. I’m loving it!

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  4. Yinnie says:

    colour looks like a even better version of UDs alice. :) Shiseido is always a winner. :)

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  5. Kacey says:

    I have been obsessing over these since I first saw the press release weeks ago! I’m definitely also eyeing Purple Dawn, plus Sable and Patina. Your review is edging me ever closer to the “purchase” button…

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  6. kimberly] says:

    Wow what a pigment!

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  7. Julianne says:

    Wow, that is a gorgeous colour.

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  8. Thanks for review, now I only need to choose the shade…

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  9. Sophia says:

    This is such a pretty colour! I’m keeping my eyes peeled for this at my local Shiseido counter :) xo

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  10. Eden-Avalon says:

    I want to see this on someone with blue eyes. Wowza!

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  11. Jo says:

    Please say that this will play a part in a future FOTD? I love the sound of taupe on top. That colour is so amazing.

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  12. Heather says:

    I love that you reviewed these as my husband bought me two for my birthday – the black and the pearl colors. I really love them – they are great as bases. The only thing I’m working with is that the pearl color has a ton of glitter fallout. I use it as base and I haven’t found the trick yet to keep the fallout from getting all over my face. But they having great staying power and amazing pigmentation – I can’t wait to use the black for an intense dark smokey eye :) xxxx

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