Monday, May 6, 2013

Addiction Summer 2013 Ready to Wear Eye Palette Finger Tip Swatches!

 Okay, you've asked, and I've answered...Sort of...

Today, Aki and I had to go to Shinjuku; so, being the opportunist that I am, I schlepped him to the addiction counter, and had him aid me in taking pictures. I thought today (being Monday and all) would be a great day to swatch the palettes...WRONG! When I got to Shinjuku, and saw they were doing Hokousha Tengoku, I quickly realized it was a national holiday...when will I have my place in the sun!


Unrated (why do my fingers look like plump, little Vienna Sausages?!?).

Unfortunately, the swatches of Unrated suffered from poor lighting, and no ipad case background. You can kinda see some sheen on the first finger, whereas the other three a matte.

 Tuxedo Moon.

I'm so disappointed with the way this palette photographed; the picture doesn't do Tuxedo Moon any justice. Aki and I were taking pictures, huddled in a tiny corner at the Addiction counter, trying not to obstruct anyones shopping, and Tuxedo moon paid for it. Gomen Tuxedo Moon, I know you're beautiful! 

 Sugar Rusk.

Wow, where did the bronze and gold come from?! In person, the shadows on the first and third fingers are much more taupe. 

Mudd Club.

I wanna party at Mudd Club! The shadows in this photo are pretty accurate to what they resemble in person. 

 Soda Lunch.

Damn you Blurry photo! The white shadow is not flakey, I just picked up too much. The yellow is matte, and the other three have a beautiful sheen. You can see a little bit of the blue sheen in the purple shadow. 

Black or White.

With the Black or white palette you get, one gorgeously fantastic, tarnished greenish-black shadow, one terrible, flakey, pearled white with a barely-there pinkish-lavender sheen, and a shimmery white and black. three out of four can't be bad right? WRONG! Not with a ¥6,510 price tag! 

All the shadows are new, and not existing in single form. Also, with the exception of the white flakey dud in the Black or White palette, all the other eye shadows are of the same quality and performance as the permanent line.  

Hope this helps!

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

40 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for doing this! WOW! that yellow in Soda Lunch is incredible and pigmented! I'm trying to wittle down my list to two, but this is now too hard! ARGH!

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    1. You're welcome darling :) All the shadows are fantastic! Why do they have to be Limited Edition!

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    2. I've been parked permananetly on this blog post since you've posted these pretty swatched. Now i have Tuxedo Moon, Sugar Rusk, Mudd Club and Soda Lunch incominnnnnngggg! Wheee!!! :)

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    3. Hehehe, and which ones did you finally end up getting???

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    4. the four. Tux Moon, SR, Mudd Club and SL. I think they are being delivered TODAY!!!!

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  2. Mudd Club is stunning...

    That bronze-y third shade in Sugar Rusk is beautiful too....

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  3. THANK YOU! this is tremendous.

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  4. Hrm, Mudd Club comes out ahead for me now :)

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    1. I love that palette! I wonder if it was a VIP room?

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  5. Bravo! Mudd Club is my first choice - it seems that Soda Lunch has two almost identical shades to Mudd Club- the white and purple- what do you think Liz?

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    1. ohhhh, I can't remember how similar the whites are, but the are not! The purple in Mudd Clud is more of a red based purple, and Soda Lunch's purple is more blue based with a stunning blue sheen.

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    2. soooooo that means I can get both-I thought they were doing a Suqqu and putting in almost identical shades-Which quads are u geting?

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    3. YES! You can get both!!

      I'm getting Tuxedo Moon, Sugar Rusk, Mudd Club, and Soda Lunch :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, with your swatches, I am pretty sure Black or White is a no go for me....

    For now I am set with Sugar Rusk and Mudd Club! thanks for the swatches it's really informative! Now I need to find ways to get it!

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    1. I can try to pick them up for you. Get back to me woman, and fast!

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  7. *uncontrollable drooling*
    I laughed out loud at your dissing the white in Black or White (i.e. the REAL Tuxedo Moon). When Addiction eyeshadows (rarely) suck, they really do suck! I remember carrying glitter fallout from some swatches all around Tokyo :P

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    1. Would you prefer a tissue or cup to help you with that drooling :P

      Hahaha, well, the REAL Tuxedo Moon (a.k.a Black or White) does have that gorgeous greenish black shadow that keeps calling to me, but that White Shadow. Good god woman, it's an abomination in all things eye shadow! Only in extreme rare(and I mean rare) occasions will addiction come out with a bad eye shadow. The flakey fallout was so bad, I spent the entire day bonding with it :P

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    2. Well now I'm jealous of the uglee fallour :P *bonds with you*

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    3. Don't worry, you'll always have my heart <333

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  8. I think you are just one of the kindest & most generous people Mrs Gorgeous!
    ...oh yeah, and gorgeous + funny to boot!!
    THANK you to you & your accomplice(poooooor Aki:))) for helping us Addiction addicted to get our fix ;)

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    1. You've come back to me Buggsie Bee! I've missed you!

      Awww shucks, as always, thank you <3

      You would have laughed seeing use at the counter, swatching and taking pics, all in-between SA's from other counters walking by, tapping me on the should to say hi. Aki was like "wow, everyone knows you here"...hehehe >:)

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    2. Haha....I wasn't being unfaithful to you, just to makeup in general;)
      I've been back on a fragrance mission lately & I can only afford one addiction at a time. I'm soooo wicked that I can be pretty much certain that if I visit your blog, I will HAVE to have all that you swatch/ recommend! If I don't see it I don't need it:)
      Case in point.....three of the Addiction palettes are now winging their way to me!! Tuxedo, Sugar Rusk & Mudd Club ALL wanted to come and live at my house & I'm such a pushover, I just couldn't say no :(

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    3. I thought I was going to have to put out an APB for you. You were missed, and don't you every leave me again, no matter what I may swatch :P

      Oh, what fragrances have you picked up?

      Saying yes is so much more fun...Did you order any of the palettes?

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  9. Mudd club! Mudd Club! Stunning!

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    1. Do you want me to pick anything up for you?

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  10. Wow!!! they all look stunning especially the Mudd club. I love the color combos for I find them light and natural.

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    1. They are Alice! Mudd Club is a fav of mine :) did you pick any up?

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  11. Your swatches are superhelpful! I love a few of those but ordered Mudd Club and Soda Lunch for their uniqueness in the end. :)

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    1. Glad I could be of some service :) If you need help with any purchases in the future, let me know.

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  12. gosh, you are a major temptress. Now i have pre-ordered from isetan sugar rusk, tuxedo moon and mud club. I am not even sure I can wear the last one, as it is out of my current comfort zone.

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    1. Hi Marichan! Have you gotten your palettes yet? Mudd Club is AMAZING, and you'll love it!

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  13. Yes, i did receive all my palettes. The quality is just crazy. Still not sure how to wear mudd club without making me look super dramatic. (in a bad way)...So cannot wait to see what you would make of it. Inspiration needed...

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  14. Yes, i did receive all my palettes. The quality is just crazy. Still not sure how to wear mudd club without making me look super dramatic. (in a bad way)...So cannot wait to see what you would make of it. Inspiration needed...

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    1. Glad the arrived safe and sound :)

      Looks coming up soon!

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  15. Hello! I just want to say THANK YOU! I thought I could skip getting these palettes but I now have Soda Lunch, Mudd Club and Sugar Rusk. My babies travelled all the way from Tokyo-Hong Kong and finally, Manila. YAY!

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    1. You're welcome Kathy!

      Glad you were able to get your hands on these palettes :D

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