This post is long overdue but I wanted to share it with you guys anyway. The fall collections this year have been quite amazing in general and I was more than happy to purchase quite a few items from several brands.
One of them is Addiction which is called Desert Rose.
With this collection Addiction has released 6 new eyeshadows, 4 kohl eyeliners, 2 striped blush mixes and 4 nailpolishes.
No need to say that I was quite excited to try some of them so I ordered immediately when it was released on August 17th 2012.
Let start with the regular powder eyeshadows. I've purchased 4 of the 6 new shades: Sand Dune, La Mamounia, Sheltering Sky and Mustard Tree.
All of these shades have a matte finish and very pigmented. One of my favorites eyeshadow texture from Addiction because they are so easy to work with, blends like a dream and true to color as well.
Sand Dune is, like a the name already revealed, a dirty beig sand color. This color is appropriate for this collection which is called Desert Rose.
Sheltering Sky is a bright blue color which is not as dark as it looks in the pan. Some people have mentionned that it looks a lot simular to Midnight Oasis so for those who already own that one, it think it's safe to skip on Sheltering Sky.
La Mamounia is gorgeous dark cranberry and the perfect color for fall and winter.
I took the liberty to make some swatches as well of the colors.
Swatches in natural lighting.
One of the new products that they released are the duo powder kohl eyeliners. I haven't seen anything like this before because they are technically not eyeshadows.
I've purchased 3 of the 4 kohl liners and they are hands down my favorite product from this collection.
Texture is very buttery and silky and glides on without any problems. They all contain subtle shimmer which makes it perfect to draw attention to your eyes. All of these duo kohl liners all contain a shimmery black color to create a more dramatic eye look.
Arabian Night, Night Dive and Secret Night.
Arabian Night was the one that has drawn my attention from the very beginning. A gorgeous burgundy/mauve color with a black color on the other side. But the burgundy color is the least pigmented liner from the three I own.
Night Dive contains a navy color with the same black colors that you can find in the other kohl liners. Very pigmented and true to color and definitely one of my favorites of the bunch.
The teal/greenish color in Secret Night is just divine and even more stunning in real life. Like Night Dive it's very pigmented and smooth and easy to apply.
The best way to apply these powder kohl liners is with an angled brush like the MAC 266 or 263. It gives a bit more control than a regular pointed eyeliner brush.
I haven't experienced any fallout with these but for those with oily eyelids, an eye primer is highly suggested to keep the eyeliner from smudging.
Here is how they look like once applied to the skin.
Swatches of the kohl liners in natural lighting.
The concept of the striped blushes in this collection is nothing new and some of you may remember that it has been released before in the holiday 2010 palette.
Addiction holiday 2010 palette.
The nailpolishes are intruiging as well but there seems to be a restriction on shipping nailpolishes outside of Japan. Packages have been confiscated before so for those who want to order some nailpolishes, you have been warned.
The eyeshadow cost 2100 Yen and the kohl liners retail for 2625 Yen on the ADDICTION website and can only be bought in Japan. Some websites like Ichibankao or Mihokoshop sell Addiction on their website as well.