Monday, February 11, 2013

A Thousand And One Nights. Addiction by Ayako 'Arabian Nights' Collection


The Arabian Nights Winter Collection introduced 8 lipcrayons to the permanent collection, along with 4 new shades of cheek sticks.

I've fallen head over heels in love with the lipcrayons. These extremely pigmented, creamy, matte lipsticks apply buttery smooth, and leave the lips feeling soft and hydrated throughout the day. The lip crayons last for about 5 hours before fading, but they fade evenly and leave a lovely stain on the lips. Love, love, love these lippies!

 From left to right: Endlessly, Spy Pink, Day Trip, Rose Petal.

 From left to right: Le Mepris, Paprika, Red Lantern, Saffron.

I was jumping for joy when I saw the four new cheek stick shades; you know I love the Cheek sticks in all their multitasking loveliness. These gems can be used on the eyes, face, lips, anywhere and everywhere!

 From left to right: Tea Rose, Neroli Flower, Damask Rose, Argan Tree.

I loved the look created for the Arabian Nights collection. I've worn the look a few times already, including last night :)

Does anyone else suffer from the "people's brow" when taking their own photos? Honestly, my right brow is a total camera whore! 

Products used:
Face:
Addiction Primer.
Addiction Dewy Glow Foundation in 03 biscuit.
Addiction Cheek Stick in Argan Tree (blended into the hollows of the cheeks).
Addiction Cheek Stick in Tea Rose (on the apples on the cheeks).
Eyes:
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30.
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
Addiction Eye Shadow in Mustard Tree (all over the lid, up to the brow bone, as well as the lower lash line).
Addiction Kohl Eyeliner in Midnight Sun (the pale blue shadow placed in the inner corner. The dark brown used to lightly line the upper and lower lashline).
Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara (on the upper and lower lashes).
Lips:
Addiction Lipcrayon in Saffron.

The Addiction Lipcrayons retail for ¥2,415($26.74), and the Cheek Sticks ¥2,940($32.55).

I found the lipcrayons, as well as the four additional cheek stick shades, to be a fantastic addition to the line. If you can get your hands on any of them, I highly recommend them :)

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

20 comments:

  1. Very pretty!! I love your perfect swatches!

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  2. I am thinking about another Addiction purchase, featuring Tea Rose cheek stick and Saffron lip crayon. I have research and see if there is anything else I "need."

    Actually, I can't find good quality swatches of all or most of the cheek sticks together - do you happen to have them? It would be amazingly helpful if you swatched all the cheek sticks you have in one post, because you swatches are so great! :)

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    1. Hi Emi :)

      I'll be happy to swatch what I have (I'm only missing two shades), but can you wait till the weekend? I won't have a day off to shoot in natural lighting until Sunday. I hope you can wait until then :)

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  3. Wow that is a stunning look. Saffron looks lush on you and the formula does not look one iota dry.

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    1. Thank you Bellyhead <333

      I'm head over heels in love with these lip crayons.

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  4. Hahaha...the 'people's brow' :D
    How did you come up with that expression??
    Mine is the left brow! If I massage above the brows at the end of the day, my left side is notabley more tense than the right side. I catch myself lifting that left brow ALL day without even wanting to.
    Addiction & you are gorgeous as always:)
    Ordered 4 of the new THREE duos. Skipped # 4.
    Just have to wait for them to arrive.
    PLEEZE swatch 'em!!

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    1. Not sure, it's just something I've always said :)

      Have your duo's arrived yet?

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  5. I think red lantern is speaking to me....

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  6. amazing post!cheek sticks together swatches pleeeease%)))

    Margareth XXX

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    1. I'll have the cheek stick post up by either tonight or tomorrow :)

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  7. Thank you for posting! The Cheek Sticks are lovely, and your FOTD is gorgeous : ) amazing blending with the blushers. and YES, I have one "arch" eyebrow and one "flat" eyebrow in most of my pictures too lol. it's absurd.

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    1. you're welcome Menolikepolos!

      These cheek sticks are divine!

      I'm glad I'm not the only one with a possessed eyebrow :P Totally absurd!

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