Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sakuraism Mood

There's a story told of a little Japanese,
Sitting demurely 'neath the cherry blossom trees.

-- Frank Sinatra "Poor Butterfly"

    To start the post I must say that the words "Limited Edition" should be declared a crime. Yes, the THREE Sakuraism collection is just that criminally evil. As usual I was late to the game, but fortunately not too much so as at the time I was struck by those gorgeous pink-themed promo visuals, the collection was not yet on sale in Tokyo (sold out everywhere in Taiwan though). With the help of Fude Japan, I managed to acquire these lovely pinks at about the same price in Taiwan inclusive of tax, EMS postage and service charge (and a whole lot of Japanese snack freebies ; )  ) . 

    文章開頭一定要說一下,"限量"這兩個字真的是太犯規了!!THREE今年超夯的櫻花限定系列就是這麼犯規的邪惡 orz   這次我依然是很慢才被燒到,不過幸好不算太遲,因為當我被粉嫩的宣傳形象照煞到的時候東京區根本還沒開賣  < ( ̄︶ ̄)>  (日本按櫻花花期分段上市,在較早上市的台灣則大部分都完售了)。於是聯絡了日本代買 Fude Japan,成功入手了這些粉嫩嫩的戰利品,彩妝品本身+稅+代買費+EMS郵費加起來的價格比在台灣專櫃買還便宜一點點 XDD(然後代買還附了一堆的日本零食 :P)。

    My new acquisitions include the blush in S01 Sakuraism Rising, the eye gloss in S01 Sakuraism Whisper and the lip jam in S01 Sakuraism Sweet, all from the limited edition THREE Sakuraism collection. The swatches on paper in the photo above are taken under indoor natural lighting, with the lip jam on the leftmost, then the eye gloss and the blush (unfortunately the blush does not swatch well on paper, it took considerable finger exertion to achieve this level of (sorta lame) colour payoff ).

    這次入手的是THREE櫻花限定系列的蜜光修容 S01 Sakuraism Rising、魅光眼彩蜜 S01 Sakuraism Whisper 和魅光唇果蜜 S01 Sakuraism Sweet。上面這張是紙上試色,在室內自然光下 - 左起為唇蜜,眼蜜跟腮紅(不過這腮紅在紙上超不吃色的,用手指上了好幾次也只能呈現到這樣的程度  ╮(╯_╰)╭

    This is how it looks with only the S01 eye gloss and eyeliner. The colour is a very delicate girlish pink. While I saw some reviews that mentioned the non-LE eye glosses have more of a wet glossy effect, this one I think is not that wet, it is more of a sheer eye colour yet with rather good colour payoff (a bit confusing, I know). If you look closely you can see micro shimmers in the bottle, but it's imperceptible on the lids really. This product blends easily so application is a breeze, but it does crease on me unfortunately (which probably has a lot to do with my being lazy and not using a primer first, duh  :P

    這是只上了S01眼彩蜜加眼線的樣子。顏色就是非常粉嫩溫柔的嬰兒粉。看其他心得文有說常態版眼蜜是屬於比較濕潤的妝感,但是這隻我覺得沒那麼濕潤,大概是顯色但又透亮的妝感(?)。細看瓶身是有細微珠光的,但是在眼皮上看不出來。質地非常好推但是對我來說會線  (〒︿〒) (不過也可能是因為我偷懶沒用眼部打底啦 XD

    The lip jam, on the other hand, is more of a coral pink. I applied some foundation over the lips in the picture above, so this is a rather accurate presentation of what the colour actually looks like. I love the fact that it is not sticky and has great colour payoff, it does not hide lines nor does it emphasize them. I did not use any lip balm or primer prior to this, so I'd say the moistening effect of this lip jam is quite good as my lips does not look overly dry. As for the blush, I'm sorry I did not take a close-up pic, but you can perceive from the photo above that it is, again, of a sheer quality with great colour payoff. It's a bright pink with a tinge of red in the pan, but on the cheeks it is a girlish pink with a sheerness that reminds me of the English rose complexion.  


    Please bear with me awhile with the flower wreaths and such, I can't help wanting to transform into another character when doing this kind of more romantic or delicate makeup. I used all three Sakuraism products in this look, but I did not use any foundation on the lips in these photos, so the colour is slightly deeper as my lips were rather pigmented on their own.


    Here's a video featuring swatches of the three items -- from left, the lip jam, the eye gloss and the blush (as you can see it swatches much better on skin than paper). And lately I've been wearing just brow makeup and the blush to work -- no base makeup other than sunscreen so the dark circles were a bit pronounced, but the blush gave a lovely healthy glow so I'm happy as a clam. 

    拍了個小影片呈現三樣櫻花限定的試色 - 一樣左起為唇蜜,然後依次是眼蜜跟腮紅(可以看出來腮紅在皮膚上比在紙上顯色多了)。然後後面是最近喜歡的上班狀態,只擦防曬跟畫眉毛和腮紅 - 沒有上底妝只擦了防曬所以黑眼圈略明顯,不過S01腮紅薄擦時血色感超棒看上去氣色很好。

    As usual, I'm ending the post with a medley of Instagram pics ( @bonjourjasmineblog ), that BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palette is sooo gorgeous though!

    照例來個Instagram近期照片(帳號 @bonjourjasmineblog)的拼圖當結尾,那盤最近收到的BH Cosmetics 120色眼影真的超級美



  1. Wow, like a fairy!
    The blush looks tempting, is this sold online?

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