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Apr 4, 2008

Visee Spring Collection 2008 Review

Lord I'm sure late with this one! Sorry 'bout that!

But it's here now!

The Visee Spring Collection 2008 Review!


Don't be.

It's disappointing.

For those of you lovely girls (or boys!) that are not in the know allow me to briefly explain that Visee is a brand available in Japan and is sub-brand of Kose who makes a ton of fab brands, Visee, being one. These are sadly unavailable in the US :(

E6 and E7

Without Flash E6 and E7

Now for the review.

I know many readers were highly interested in hearing about the new Spring palettes considering that the previous release of the the Jewel Crush Eyes were such a smashing success and hit!

Don't get me wrong these are beautiful, beautiful editions to the Jewel Crush Eyes line up but why they did them in such similar shades as previous releases is really beyond my feeble little mind.

The fact of the matter is that E6 and E7 are practically identical to E2 and E4. It really boggles my mind! The colors are so similar it borders on absurd to bother wasting your money on either!

The good news is I wasted my money so you don't have too. Seriously, you do not need E6 and E7.

With that being said allow me to explain the very minor differences between the four palettes.

E7 is noticeably comparable to E4. The only difference between the two palettes is the fact that E7 contains a few deeper shades while E4 contains light shades. The main color appears identical to my eye, while the contrast shade is different. E4's contrast shade is a lilac purple where E7's shade is a deep gray. The base colors are different completely with E4 sporting a soft lilac and E7 a sparkling white. Finally the liners are a tad different as well with E4 having a purple based brown color and E7 having a smoky purple/black combo. Honestly, once they are on you're not going to tell much difference between the looks you can create using these!

E7 and E4 (Starting from Top Left: Main Base Color, Contrasting Color, Base, and Liner)

Without Flash E7 and E4


Created using E7

Moving on to E6 again we have a similar problem with color combinations. E6 is a dead on match for E2. This time the liners are identical colors! The main base shadow is gold in E6 and a softer beige gold in E2. The contrasting shadows are different in E6 is a gold based brown and E2 is more of a copper color with gold. And finally the base shadow shadow in E6 is more of a creamy white gold and E2 is a true gold. Again, same problem as before, you can create basically the same look using either of the two palettes.

E6 and E2 (Starting from Top Left: Main Base Color, Contrasting Color, Base, and Liner)


Created Using E6

Even though the differences appear major they are in fact very subtle and for me the small changes are not enough to warrant purchasing the newest palettes unless you're a big addict like me and have the "have to have them all" mentality I seem to possess!

I also got the two mascaras that were released with the collection. At the time I was under the impression of how awesome Kose mascaras were but sadly these don't fall under that "great" category!

The mascaras are not worth your money at all in my humblest. They made my lashes spiky as hell! The formula is great, the wand is fantastic, and the colors available are brilliant but that didn't add up to a great mascara experience for me!

I've since used both colors I got, which were brown and black, and each time I tested these out for a run I ended up with the strange clumpy spike look! If I'm extra careful I do get some nice volume but I have to apply it really slow which for me is a big no! It's the AM and I'm rushing no time for slow mascara application!

Big boo to these!

I didn't yet dive into getting any of the new metallic loose eyeshadows that were released but that'll be very soon! As soon as I get them I'll be reviewing!

All in all a rather weak and disappointing Spring Collection for Visee! Let's hope Summer brings something much better!

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Anonymous brumeux@cozycot said...

wow.. thanks for the ckear review, dear.
I shall gladly skip the 2 jewel crushes.
Anyway, i think i prefer E2 than E6 and E4 than E7.
Strangely enough, I can't really bring out E2 colours on my Asian skin. Maybe i have to practise more hehe.

April 4, 2008 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Why do they do that, its a good thing you pointed it out, though i do love the colour combo in the E6 Palette.

April 4, 2008 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say, Miss Musey, I'm loving the smokey-eyes!

But... you know what I'd love more? Green smokey-eyes... *couchcough* peer pressure *coughcough*

April 4, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello brumeux!

You're most welcome :) Yes they are def a skip lovie. Not worth your cash!

E2 is definately a nice one compared to the others!!!!!!!!!

Mmm I've heard lots of folk complain about it not showing up well on Asian skin. I highly recommend packing on with the sponge applicator. Don't use your regular brushes for it. Some girls were using mac brushes for application and I don't recommend that for applying at all as the shadows have that somewhat typical chalky feel that most japanese shadows have.

I highly recommend using the included sponge applicator and really packing the color onto the sponge and then smoothing on. Are you double or single lid? Just curious as I think the color shows up better on a single lid in my opinion. I dunno why but I feel there is a bit more space to work with OVER the eye area on a single lid. Does that make any sense? Anyway I am babbling.

Thanks for the comment :)

April 4, 2008 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya bliss!

I know isn't it so irritating when they release similar stuff already available?! Grr!

Do you have any of these by chance? They'd look outstanding on you!

April 4, 2008 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

it be smokey green eye day next week :) I promise!

Thankz glad you liked it. My fav was the 2nd actually as I didn't like the 1st one :P


April 4, 2008 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

woah the colours looks pretty similar but you look great both neutral! i just bought KATE gradation GD-1 palette and it arrived today, some of colours looks really similar to E6!

April 4, 2008 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

actually E7, is more of smokey palette! lol.. nevertheless, look great in both colours :)

April 4, 2008 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey nics!

Thanks ;) GD1 is pretty much the same color combo almost but the less shimmer then these little guys!

Looking forward to seeing you with GD1 on ;)

FOTD please?


Happy Weekend!

April 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

e7 definately has a bit of a smoky feel too it. Honestly I don't get much purple when it's on! it's more a grayish black look!

April 4, 2008 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

Of course ill do a FOTD, just for you ;) ill do it some time soon! lol. you are so lucky to get all these japanese makeup!! I want to see your stash, it must be HUGE! lol

anyway you have a good weekend too!!

April 4, 2008 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

yay! Can't wait ;) I love Japanese cosmetics with a passion :)

Oh stash....I'm so linking you hehehehehe!

I have an entire video to cover my stash lol!

Happy Weekend!

April 4, 2008 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

oh-so-embarrassed with the Mansfield thing! arghhhh I totally forgot.. I havent actually read Mansfield Park * cringe* can you believe I majored in English Lit at uni? HAHA..

ooo im going to check out your vid now xD

April 4, 2008 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

I just looked at that link you posted! im flabbergasted on how much cosmetics you have!! you can def sell your stash like a shop :P hehe.. omg, my collection is very very very dinky compared to yours. It's great eye-candy looking at yours though. I'm gonna look at the video also :)

April 4, 2008 at 2:50 PM  
Anonymous brumeux said...

hi Muse,
ah, come to think of it, you have made the point there about single eyelids. I have double eyelids.
Have a great weekend!

April 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nics!

sorry 'bout the delayed reply ;)

LOL it's ok ;) I'm just an Austin geek :)

hehehe flabbergasted eh? :)

Aww it's not about the size but what you create with it ;)


April 7, 2008 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya brumeux!

Thanks I thought I was being confusing lol! Have you tried using the sponge applicator? Any luck?

Hope your weekend was fab!

Happy Monday!

April 7, 2008 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Divine Blackness said...

What fab reviews and FOTDs!

April 7, 2008 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw thanks divine :)


April 8, 2008 at 5:34 PM  

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