This morning, a few of us trooped down to the Shiseido office building to shop the Shiseido private sale, which will be open to the public on the 12 and 13 June 2013. (pic and full details at the end of this entry)
I technically don't need anything, but I was keen to see what NARS items they have on sale, and I wasn't disappointed. Granted, I already have a very extensive NARS collection, and most of what was on sale, I already own. But I still managed to add a few lovely items to my stash.
Some price information and what I saw there by brand:
(these are just prices I can recall, if I didn't remember wrongly, please don't quote me)
NARS single eyeshadow $20
NARS duo eyeshadow $30
NARS powder blush $30 - I saw cream blushes too. The variety is limited, but I saw Liberte, Lovejoy, Cactus Flower, Penny Lane..
NARS lippies, mascara $25
NARS bronzer (Casino, Laguna) $30 or $35
NARS nail polish $15
NARS Sheer Glow, Sheer Matte foundations
NARS Creamy Radiant concealers (I spotted mainly the Light 1, 2, 3 shades)
The single eyeshadows come in a variety of neutral shades, a couple of bold shades - all from their permanent collection.
There are also Andy Warhol sets and palettes starting from $30 (the Photobooth nail polish set).
I also spotted limited eyeshadow brushes.
There is also a wide selection of CPB (cle de peau beaute) skincare and makeup, I saw their famous face luminising powder, single eyeshadows, lipsticks and foundations. Prices start from $40.
Then there is the range Shiseido and Maquillage base products, blushes and eyeshadow palettes.
I didn't really look at the ZA, Tsubaki brands, but looking at the way people were lugging bags of the shampoo, I am sure the prices are at least half of what you get at retail.
Here's what I got from the sale:
Exhibit A Blush
Bangkok pure matte lipstick
Brousse duo eyeshadow
Bengali single eyeshadow (great for brows too!)
And quick swatches:
I spotted the polishes in these shades
Dovina, Jungle Red, Purple Rain, Orgasm, Schiapp
Swatches of the powder products:
I swatched the Brousse duo, and fell in love immediately. It is a lovely mix of taupes...and definitely something super wearable.
Bengali is another shade which I have often seen, and played with but never bought, so I am glad to have gotten it now. It is a medium warm brown, very smooth and pigmented. It looks matte but not chalky at all. I look forward to using this all over my lids and also fill in my brows.
Exhibit A is actually for my sister who loves RED blushes.
If I didn't already own so many NARS items, I would have bought a lot more than these.
I have a bad weakness for NARS lippies, and I am glad to get these two.
Funny Face - hot magenta pink this is so creamy and I think I will be wearing it quite often in the coming days ahead. LOVVVVEEEE!!!!!
Bangkok Pure Matte lipstick - looks like Monterey Bay which I already have... but I can't resist this nude lipstick that's not too pale.
I also picked up a couple of Ettusais products - their limited edition shower cologne - $10 each.
I also spotted Ettusais foundations (both liquid and cream), nail polish, their facial mist sprays (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THOSE SPRAYS!) and a few of their skincare items.
If you are not running down to the sale yet, you totally should!
Hope this is helpful, and thanks for reading!