Addiction by Ayako's Spring 2012 'Sand Castle' Collection continues to fuel my obsession for this brand.

 Eye Shadow from left to right: Mariage, Nouvelle Lune, Sand Martin, Tiny Shell, Midnight Drive (1.2g) and retail for 2,100 yen ($25.34).

Addiction By Ayako Eye Shadows are AMAZING, and these new shadows are no exception. At first, I wasn't going to get Midnight drive, since I have a million pastel aqua/green shadows, but after playing with it at the counter, Midnight Drive's grey undertones soon had me in hyper drive. Realizing I had nothing like it in my collection... Midnight Drive had to be MINE! So, just like Pokemon, I had to catch 'em all :)

Blush in Brilliant Princess (3.9g) and retail for 2,940 yen ($35.48).

I thought Brilliant Princess would be a gorgeous highlight, since I thought it would be too light and shimmery as blush, but no...I was wrong, it's a beautiful blush. Brilliant Princess gives a stunning peachy champagne glow to the cheeks.

Lipgloss in Sentimental (5.5g) 2,625 yen ($31.68), Cheek Stick in Sensually (3.8g) 2,940 yen ($35.48), Lipsticks in Poker Face and Lady of the Lake (3.8g) 2,940 yen ($35.48) .

The Addiction lipglosses leave a light non sticky texture on the lips. A nice alternative on those inferno hot humid day's where stickier glosses can feel a bit suffocating. The Cheek Sticks (next to the eye shadows) are one on my favorite products in the entire Addiction cosmetic line. These multifunctional lovelies are the Ginsu knives of makeup. They slice, they dice, they can be used as an eye shadow, blush, lipstick, and highlight. Love, love , love Addiction By Ayako Cheek Sticks...yes, I do :) Finally, onto the lipsticks! The lipsticks, regardless of their finish, are highly pigmented, moisturizing, and long lasting. They feel like velvet on the lips.

From left to right: Nouvelle Lune, Sand Martin, Tiny Shell, Mariage, Midnight Drive.

Nouvelle Lune: A shimmery pearled ivory beige.

Sand Martin: A matte dusty mauved pale pink nude.

Tiny Shell: A soft peach shimmer.

Mariage: A frosty fawn blonde with silver flecks.

Midnight Drive: A satin pale aqua seafoam green with a grey undertone.

From left to right: Brilliant Princess, Sensually. 

Brilliant Princess: A peachy champagne frost.

Sensually: A peachy rose pink shimmer.

From left to right: Sentimental, Poker Face, Lady of the Lake.

Sentimental: An icy beige brown.

Poker Face: A dewy mauve brown.

Lady of the Lake: A deep burgundy wine.

Products used:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe (Medium 2).
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
Addiction By Ayako Cheek Stick in Sensually, on the apples of cheeks, down the nose and on the cupid's bow.
Addiction By Ayako Blush in Brilliant Princess in the hollows of the cheeks and on the cheek bones .
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW25.
Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Silver Green 11, as a base all over the lid.
Addiction By Ayako Eye Shadow in Midnight Drive, all over the lid and slightly in the crease.
Addiction By Ayako Eye Shadow in Sand Martin, in the crease.
Addiction By Ayako Eye Shadow in Nouvelle Lune, in the inner corner and  brow highlight.
Mac Opulash mascara
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara .
Addiction By Ayako Lipstick in Poker Face.
Addiction By Ayako Lipgloss in Sentimental. 

Here's the link on another post I did on the Addiction By Ayako Eye Shadows:

Hope you enjoyed this post and look :D

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. I'm so tempted by the cheek products. Midnight Drive looks stunning on you Liz! But then everything does :)

    1. Kind as always Charisse :) yeah, I need to own them all!

  2. Gorgeous post! Love the look of Sensually.

  3. Hi, I found my way to your blog through Dain, of ARS Aromatica, who just introducted me to Addiction eyeshadows. I have fallen in lust with her swatches of Concrete Jungle and Midnight Oasis, and now I'm on the hunt for swatches of Out of Africa, Safari Mode, Missa, Star Sirius, Crow, Neverland, and... err.. really, whatever swatches I can find. tee hee! What are your personal favourites?

    I was wondering what skin tone you have in "MAC language", so I can better estimate how the colours will look on me. I see that you use NW20 and 25 concealers. I'm NC 20/25, by the way.

    Though I've read two posts only, I know that I'm going to enjoy your blog! :)

    1. Thank you BooBooNinja!

      Wow, I'm going to have to get back to you on my personal favs, since I love all my children equally :) but crow is definitely one of them.

      I'm a NC25-30 in mac.

      I hope you'll continue to enjoy my posts :)

    2. oh, one more thing about my skin tone. I have both yellow and pink undertones, but I lean a bit more yellow. I border on neutral. The red hair makes me look a lot darker then I am.

    3. Thanks for writing back, and for the extra details :)
      I'm happy that you're near me in skin tone, which is a mixed blessing because it'll be easier to: a) decide on colours, and b) expand my wishlist/shrink my wallet!

      I look forward to your post on your favourites! :)
      I'm not a fan of glitter. I prefer mattes and am branching out to satin/pearl/complex sheen finishes. The Addiction website has brief descriptions of their e/s finishes, but I'm nervous about getting something I haven't seen/swatched myself. How would you describe the Addiction metallics (ME)? Do they have an intense shine or are they more subtle? Does Crow have any glitter?

      So many questions! Sorry about that. I'm getting carried away. :)

    4. The metallics are lovely, very subtle. Crow doesn't have any glitter.

    5. Let me know if you'd like some Addiction shadows, I can get hem for you.

    6. I don't know how I missed your response -- but thank you!! I'll let you know when I make up my mind. :)

    7. No worries, just let me know :) I've seen the sites that sell Japanese cosmetics online and the markup is ridiculous!!

  4. Love your blog <3 where can i buy Addiction in the US? I'm dying for!! =))

    1. Hi Anonymous!! I'm glad you love the blog, please keep visiting and stay in touch :)

      Unfortunately, Addiction is only available in Japan at the moment, but you can order online through They prices are ridiculously marked up, so if you want anything, And I'll get it for you :)

  5. Aww thank u so much! I will )) your blog in my Faves "bloglovin".

    1. No problem Liliya, anything to help a beauty lover :D Also, thank you for the sweet compliment!

  6. Hi!

    Would you please tell me if this Lady of the Lake is different to the Summer 2012 Lady of the Lake? Thank you!

    1. Hey Anonymous!

      The lady of the lake lipstick is the same, hope this helps :)

    2. Oh! The other one was an eyeliner pencil. My mistake!

      Thanks for your reply!

  7. You look so pretty :)
    And you answer your fans, that's important ;)

    Btw. what hair color did you use to achieve this foxy red?


    1. Thank you Fridaspeach!

      It many take me some time, but I always reply. I really want to connect with everyone who visits/read my blog. I meanm that's the point right?!

      I'm using a Japanese men's box dye called Gatsby. The color is Caramel Rose. A gorgeous red!