Sunday, June 14, 2015

All that Jazz...


Apologies for the lengthy absence, but I've been working six (sometimes seven) days a week and I've had no time to post anything.

With the rain season in full swing, and as I twitted some time ago, I love the contrast of Purple on overcast days. Inspired by the weather, and the bouquet of Iris I received, here are a few looks I wore using the products from Addiction's Tokyo Jazz 2014 holiday set (as well as other products from the brand).

Waste not, want not (more, in my case), the photos of the set were taken months ago.


Out of all the past coffret bags, this is probably the most fetching and useful. The Clutch's man-made material feels durable, and the zipper closure makes for great storage or a cute makeup bag.


Keeping with the brand's sleek, minimalist packaging aesthetic, slightly askewed shape (a detail I appreciate, and adds greatly to the joy of holding), and engraved ADDICTION logo surface, the Tokyo Jazz palette has a beautiful twist with its deep blue-violet cover. Inside the palette you have four eyeshadows and a highlighter; all shades are exclusive to the set. Also included in the set is an eyeliner pencil in 01 Blackjack.


The narcissist within me commends the palette's thoughtfully-sized mirror.


I can never resist any palette with a purple shadow; and that lemony-mustard-chartreuse shadow in the upper corner could not be denied!

 Tokyo Jazz Palette eye shadow swatches

From left to right: 

A soft, muted lemony-mustard-chartreuse with micro-shimmer and a satin finish. 

A warm, silvery-winter white glitter. 

A vivid, violet-purple with a matte finish. 

A stormy, muted grey-plum with micro-shimmer and a satin finish. 

From left to right: 01 Blackjack Eyeliner Pencil, 03 Shikibu Liquid Eyeliner, Tokyo Jazz palette Highlighter, Rose Bar 14 Blush, Tokyo Mon Amour 008 Pure Lipstick.

01 Blackjack Eyeliner Pencil: a matte coal-black.

03 Shikibu Liquid Eyeliner: a blackened-plum.

Tokyo Jazz Palette Highlighter: a semi-matte, pale white-pink.

Rose Bar 14 Blush: a matte, dusty plum-pink.

Tokyo Mon Amour 008 Pure Lipstick: a deep purple-violet.


Look Breakdown:
Face:
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium 2 (Santa Fe).
Addiction Blush in Rose Bar 14.
Tokyo Jazz Highlighter (layers over the blush and lightly dusted all over the face).
Eyes:
Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Eye Creme SPF 20-PA++ in 020.
By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer in 02 Cream (placed on top of the MAC Mineralize Concealer).
MAC Paint Pot in painterly (eyeshadow base).
Addiction Tokyo Jazz Palette:
The matte vivid, violet-purple eye shadow (all over the lid and blended into the crease).
The stormy, muted grey-plum eye shadow (along one-third of lower lashline).
The muted lemony-mustard-chartreuse eye shadow (blended along three-fourth of the lower lashline).
Tokyo Jazz Highlighter (in the inner corner and brow bone).
Addiction Liquid Eyeliner in 03 Shikibu (on the upper lashline).
Addiction Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Blackjack (used to tightline).
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Mystic Blacks Mascara in 01 Mysterious Black.
Lips:
Addiction Pure Lipstick in Tokyo Mon Amour 008 (applied as a stain).



Look Breakdown:
Face:
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium 2 (Santa Fe).
Addiction Blush in Rose Bar 14.
Tokyo Jazz Highlighter (layers over the blush and lightly dusted all over the face).
Eyes:
Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Eye Creme SPF 20-PA++ in 020.
By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer in 02 Cream (placed on top of the MAC Mineralize Concealer).
MAC Paint Pot in painterly (eyeshadow base).
Addiction Tokyo Jazz Palette:
The matte vivid, violet-purple eye shadow (all over the lid, blended into the crease and along the lower lashline).
The stormy, muted grey-plum eye shadow (blended into the upper lashline).
The silvery-winter white glitter (softly patted on the center of the lid, in the inner corner and brow bone).
Addiction Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Blackjack (used to tightline,and blended into the upper and lower lashline).
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Mystic Blacks Mascara in 01 Mysterious Black.
D.U.P Eyelashes in 906.
Lips:
MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown.
Addiction Pure Lipstick in Tokyo Mon Amour 008 (applied as a stain).

After 10 hours of wear.

As much as I love these shades and enjoyed using them, the eyeshadows are not as buttery as their sister shadows in the permanent lineup. Additionally, I found if my lids were having a more than usual dry spell or if they were not primed, the matte violet-purple shadow would apply patchy. When I saw the highlighter, the first thing that came to mind was that it would look chalky on my normal/dry skin; surprisingly, it didn't and once applied, the micro-shimmers seemed to disappear, leaving a nice brightening effect. The eyeliner pencil, in Blackjack, has a creamy consistency that applies and blends well, doesn't budge, and is extremely black; can't ask for anything more.

There are two more Tokyo Jazz looks that I need to upload, but the man is pressing me to help him with something. So, if I have time, they'll be up tonight or tomorrow. 

13 comments :

  1. Wow, this look is stunning!! Love the purple x
    The Beauty Bloss

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    1. This palette (especially the purple) has gotten a lot of love from me lastly.

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  2. Gorgeous shades, works really well with your eye/hair color.

    Curious what you use for haircare products, your hair is so glossy!

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    1. Thank you Lulubelle ;)

      Keep an eye on the blog, because I'm going to do a "what I use on my hair" post just for you.

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  3. These are beautiful. I especially like the dark grey-plum & Tokyo Mon Amour.

    Hope you get some time off soon!

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    1. Liz! If you heard agonized screaming all the way over there in Japan, that would be me - I've just heard the entire Addiction eyeshadow range is being revamped?! I know you are crazy busy, but is there any chance I could get you to pick up a few bits & bobs for me? The new range is being released August 7, which is far too soon for comfort...! D:

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    2. Morning Toby,

      As much as I love Addcition, the brand is really pissing me off with all the discontinuing and reformulation. Now I'm on full alert mode and purchasing all the eyeshadow I'm missing ( which isn't very much :p).

      No prob, just email me your list ;)

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    3. I sent an e-mail to the hotmail account in your sidebar. :) You are the best. <3

      And yes, I'm also getting irritated with Addiction & all the discontinuations. Apparently 38 shades will remain but be reformulated, but they aren't telling us what those shades are yet. :(

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    4. I'm checked my stash, and I'm only missing 14 eye shadows to complete my collection ;)

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    1. I've made a substantial dent in all three of the four eyeshadows in this palette. I <3 this palette

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