Mar 27, 2011

Kate Brown Collection BR-3 Review (Eyeshadow & Brow)

Finally a beauty product review. Long awaited ^^?

Released in late 2009, "Kate has had great success this year with the Diamond Cut Eyes palettes (which sold 1.1 million units in just 5 months) and Reflect Mirror Eyes palettes (which sold 600,000 units in just 3 weeks when they were released in August). The Brown collection is built around the beige/brown shades that are favoured by most ladies and is likely to be a big hit with the Japanese "office lady" (aka "OL") crowd (also aka ME!!-_-). The four palettes each includes 3 eyeshadows and 2 eyebrow powders. This is the 1st time Kate is including eyebrow powders in its palettes, which will make them even more convenient but for me, it's difficult to get excited about such bland neutrals."  - Perfect description from Haru

Of course I was once again late and didn't get my hands on it til late 2010 fml, and not to mention didn't open it til today fmlx5. 
3 Eyeshadows (With + Without Primer):
- Metallic Grey Undertone Shimmery White = perfect for highlight and inner tear duct
- Shimmery Black = does not look as dark in the pan but dark enough to be alone as eyeliners
- Warm toned Shimmery Baby Pink = I usually hate pastel colored eyeshadow but this pink
2 Brow + Nose color:
- Warm Medium Brown = good match for my new dyed Mocha Orangy Brown hair (review soon!)
- Barely Visible light Brown = impossible to over apply yet very buidable for nose contouring
- Noticeable yet Subtle. As description says, this palette is perfect for day time looks.
- Convenient. Brows and eyeshadow all in one makes it great for traveling or taking to work lol. Truly "all in one" palette.
- Similar to other kate palettes, all the colors are applied to be so "Put Together"
- Long Lasting, for at least 6-8 hours
- Cheap. Sold for about USD$12, or $22 on Yesstyle
- Not the best eyeshadow Quality because it does not feel smooth to the touch, (yet it does to the look), if that makes any sense. Though it is great for the bucks.
Availability. Neither imomoko, sasa and bonjourhk carries it.

My thoughts:
I simply adore makeup with genius ideas. Targeting for lazy people like me, I am pretty sure I will be using this alot this spring and summer. I normally don't even bother putting on eyeshadow in the morning but this would be a great alternative to add ulzzang-ness to the face. The pink color surprisingly adds so much dimension to my eye shape yet does not make them look 'punched'. The black is dark enough to be alone as eyelines. Nose contouring color is so subtle and would not make me look like I was from the 60's/70's. (Another story if you wanted to look like that). This would also be a very good beginner eyeshadow quad since all the shadows are very subtle yet buildable. Noone would go wrong with it.

Would I recommend it?

Yes! An amazing multi-functional product indeed!

What do you think?? Have you come across any multi-functional products like this? And how do you like them?

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