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Sunday, 22 November 2009
Jill Stuart Sweetness Collection Christmas Coffret
私の個人の意見としてですが、ジルスチュアートのスウィートネス コレクションは、今年発売された全てのコフレの中で、最もお買い得だと思います。7,500円(税抜き)で、ミックスフェイスパウダー コンパクト 101マシュマロパフィー、ジルスチュアート オリジナルのフェイスパウダー用ブラシ、ジェリーアイカラー N 103スノーパフェ、ジェリー リップグロス 101シュガーキッス、ネイルラッカー N 106ロマンティック マカロン、ネイルアートスティッカー＆グリーティングカード、エメリーボード、そしてオリジナル ポーチが入っています。もしジルスチュアートのコスメ商品に興味があるけど、まだ試したことが無いという方にとって、このクリスマスコフレはジルの商品を試すには最適だと思います。
The Jill StuartSweetness Collection is, in my opinion, the Christmas coffret that provides the best deal out of all of the coffrets released this year. For 7,500 yen (tax), you will receive the Mix Face Powder Compact in 101 Marshmallow Puffy, an original Jill Stuart face brush to apply the face powder, the Jell Eye Color N in 103 Snow Parfait, the Jelly Lip gloss in 101 Sugar Kiss, the Nail Lacquer N in 106 Romantic Macaron, a Nail Art Sticker set and greeting card, an emery board and a Jill Stuart original pouch. If you are interested in Jill Stuart's beauty line but have never had the chance to try their products, the Christmas coffret is a great way to sample their makeup.
The original pouch is very frilly and princessy, just what you would expect from Jill Stuart Beauty. I am not a girly girl so the design has no appeal to me but the pouch is quite large and great for storing makeup.
The Jelly Lip Gloss is quite similar to Lancôme's Juicy Tubes except that its formula is thinner, slightly less sticky, and contains finer shimmer. 101 Sugar Kiss goes on mostly sheer but it is jam-packed with magenta shimmer and also has a somewhat milky-appearance on the lips.
I have reviewed two different shades from the Jelly Eye Color N collection before and you may read the reviews here (07 Jewel Flash) and here (08 Crystal Sky). 103 Snow Parfait is a pale rose pink but the pink and gold shimmer in the Jelly Eye make it look warm-toned.
I have yet to try any of the nail products from the Sweetness Collection but I can say that the nail stickers are quite thin and should be easy to use, the emery board is your typical nail-file emery board, and the Nail Lacquer N in 106 Romantic Macaron is a beige-pink shade with fine pink shimmer and a pearly sheen.
The Mix Face Powder Compact in 101 Marshmallow Puffy is crumbly in the compact but incredibly soft (like marshmallows!) and immediately melts into the skin once it has been applied. All of the four shades in Marshmallow Puffy are sheer and extremely shimmery. It is so shimmery that I doubt many will actually use this product and it is most definitely not work appropriate or appropriate for the more mature woman. Although it is described as a face powder, I think Marshmallow Puffy would work best as body shimmer and I highly recommend applying it to your neck, arms and legs, and perhaps, just a dab under your eyes.
The brush for the Mixed Face Compact comes in a lovely (and useful) case. Since it is made of metal, it should not damage easily and its compact size makes it a great travel product. I only use synthetic brushes, however, and I do not think that this is a synthetic brush, so I hope Jill Stuart will consider releasing eco-friendly and cruelty-free brushes in the future.
Overall, the Sweetness Collection is a decent Christmas coffret. It is not spectacular but it gives you a lot for your yen and I can see myself regularly using some of the products. It is important to note that all of makeup in the Sweetness Collection is scented and the Marshmallow Puffy, which I found slightly drying, contains mica.
次はスックのクリスマスコフレです！ SUQQU's Christmas coffret is next!