Friday, 4 September 2009

Addiction Eyeshadows in Missa and Sugar Angel


アディクションはシャイな方や内気な方には向きません。多くの日本の化粧品会社がシアーな傾向にある中で、コーセーの新しいメイクブランドはスモーキーアイ一色という感じです。先週末に私はポイントメイクコレクションの中のアイシャドウの2つを購入しました。ミサとシュガーエンジェルです。ミサはアディクションのスモーキーアイルックに使用されている2色の中の1つです。もうひとつの色はクロウというとても濃いスパークリーブルーで、初めはその色を買おうと考えていましたが、シュガーエンジェルのスパークリーな白いシャドウに惹かれ、クロウの代わりにこちらを選びました。

Addiction is not for the shy and timid. While most Japanese makeup companies veer on the sheer side, Kose's new makeup brand is all about the smokey eye. I picked up two eyeshadows from their point makeup collection last weekend: Missa and Sugar Angel. Missa is one of two shades used in Addiction's smokey eye look. The other is Crow which is a very deep, sparkly blue but even though I initially intended to purchase the shade, I was so drawn to Sugar Angel that I chose the sparkly white shadow over it instead.

アディクションのアイシャドウのパウダーは驚くほど柔らかく、クリーミーな質感です。事実、このシャドウは私が今まで使ったことのある物の中で最も柔らかいパウダータイプのアイシャドウです。長時間持ちますが、上質なメイク落としが必要です。クリーミーな質感なので、普通のブラシを使うよりもスポンジチップを使うことをオススメします。また非常に発色が良くてスムーズなので、微量のシャドウで大胆な目を演出することが出来ます。アディクションのアイメイクアップ コレクションには4種類のタイプがあります。マット(M)、パール(P)、メタリック(ME)、スパークル(S)です。ミサはマットタイプのシャドウで、シュガーエンジェルはパールタイプのシャドウです。全てのアイシャドウにはセンチフォリアバラ花エキスが配合されていますが、香料は入っていません。

Addiction's eyeshadow powders have an incredibly soft and creamy-texture. In fact, their shadows are some of the softest powder-type eyeshadows that I have ever used. They also last a long time (which is why you will need a decent makeup remover). Due to their creamy texture, I recommend using a sponge tip to apply the shadows instead of a regular brush. And since they are highly pigmented and very smooth, you need very little shadow to achieve a bold eye. There are 4 eyeshadow types in the Addiction eye makeup collection: Matte (M), Pearl (P) Metallic (ME) and Sparkle (S). Missa is a matte shadow while Sugar Angel is a pearl-type shadow. All the eyeshadows contain rosa centifolia (cabbage rose) flower extract but no added fragrance.


ミサの興味深い点は、容器に入った時の状態よりも肌に付けた時の方が遥かにパープル色が際立つというところです。濃いプラムシャドウで、私のお気に入りのパープル色になりそうです。大抵のマットなダークパープルシャドウは曇ったような感じですが、ミサのパープル色は非常にハッキリしています。ミディアムパープルにするにはスポンジチップでシャドウをほんの少しだけ取ってまぶたに付けます。スモーキーなパープルにするには、単純にシャドウを少し多めに使い目の上下に指で擦りつけて混ぜるように付けます。

What is interesting about Missa is that it looks far more purple on the skin than it does in the container. It is a deep plum shadow and possibly my favourite purple shade to date. Most matte purple shadows that dark are dull on the eyes but the purple color in Missa really comes through when applied. For a medium purple, just take up a tiny bit of the shadow with a sponge tip and draw it across the lid. For a smokey purple eye, simply use more shadow and smudge, smear and blend above and below the eye with your fingers.


シュガーエンジェルはとてもパーリーなホワイトに白いラメが入っていてスパークリーというよりもフロスティに見えます。これはベースシャドウやハイライターとしても、そしてアイライナーとしても良いですし、色は冬にピッタリです。もし何か芸術的で違ったものが欲しいという方は、マスカラをまつ毛に付けた後にシャドウを付けると、まつ毛に小さな雪の結晶が絡み付いた様にみえます。ミサとシュガーエンジェルを組み合わせると、美しいスパークリーなミディアムプラムになりますが、シュガーエンジェルは他の色とも良く合います。

Sugar Angel is a very pearly white with white shimmer that looks more frosty on skin than sparkly. It works wonderfully as both a base shadow or highlighter and as an eyeliner, and is the perfect shade for winter. If you are going for something artsy and different, sprinkle the shadow on your lashes right after you have applied mascara and it will look as though tiny snowflakes are caught in your eyelashes. You can also combine Missa and Sugar Angel for a beautiful, sparkly medium-plum though Sugar Angel can go with any shade.


私はアディクションのアイメイクアップを試して非常に良かったです。私はミサとシュガーエンジェルを強くオススメしますが、特にシュガーエンジェルは用途が広く、どんなスキントーンにも合います。アディクションはクオリティの高い化粧品会社で、私が今まで使ったパウダータイプのアイシャドウの中でも、最も柔らかくて発色の良い物の一つです。ひとつ残念な点を挙げるとすれば、色の展開の範囲が狭い点ですが、アディクションは深み、神秘性、大胆さといったような特定の方向性を持っています。シアーで無難なメイクに飽きた人は、アディクションが日本にもたらそうとしている美に感銘を受けると思います。

I am very pleased with my Addiction eye makeup experience. I highly recommend both Missa and Sugar Angel, though Sugar Angel in particular because it is so versatile and great for any skin tone. Addiction is a quality makeup company that offers some of the softest and most pigmented powder-type eyeshadows I have ever tried. The only downside to brand is that they lack a great range of colors but they are going for a particular aesthetic which is deep, mysterious and bold. I think that anyone who is tired of sheer, safe-makeup will appreciate what Addiction is trying to do for beauty in Japan.

10 comments:

Blair said...

Missa is gorgeous!!! *drool*

Blair said...

Oooh, and Sonia Rykiel is definitely not available in Malaysia *sniff*

kuri said...

these sound fabulous! I really need to make space in my stash before I add new shadows, but I'll definitely try these out soon.

saintangelius said...

I love the idea of a deep blue shimmery shade. Beautiful dark shades are so hard to come by without looking grey or blackish. I like the idea of Sugar Angel. Some of the Majo palettes have a similar shade that I use for just about everything ^^;

Melissa~ said...

I love Sugar Angel.
I'm a fan of the smokey eye, they look very dramatic, and is very easy do it. last week I learned, so I'll use it in a photoshoot.

En エヌ said...

Blair,

I think Missa is one of their best shades. =)

That's too bad they don't have any stores in Malaysia. Maybe they will in a couple of years. You may want to try some online vendors.

kuri,

I highly suggest going to Isetan during the weekday if you can. I went on a Saturday and the Addiction counter was so crowded that they had a waiting list.

saintangelius,

Sugar Angel is very frosty but Addiction also has some other white shadows (Snow Bird and Snow Bouquet, I think) that are sparkly and maybe even closer to MM's white shadow. One of them is more of a cream/gel shadow, though.

I might pick up Crow the next time I pass by Addiction's counter and if I do, I'll post a swatch of the shade.

Melissa,

Will you be posting pictures from the shoot? I would love to see them!

Alex said...

Your blog is awesome, and helpful too!

Thank you for the information!! althought it made me quite jealous though...

alex^^

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

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En エヌ said...

Hi Alex,

Thank you for stopping by. It looks like you've got a wondeful beauty blog going yourself. =)

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^,

Wow, thank you so much for the award. I'm honored!

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