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Dec 18, 2008

Laneige The Snow Eye Palette 02 Review, Swatches and FOTD

Ahhh delicate, so pretty! When the Muse seen the Laneige The Snow Collection she knew she had to have it immediately.

The collection consists of two new eye palettes and a highlighting powder. The Muse will be bringing you a review of one of the eyeshadow palettes today and follow up with the highlighter and other eye palette later next week! Two eye palettes were released with this collection which both contain cool shades. I was feeling a bit pink today so I used the Laneige The Snow Eye Palette 02. This particular palette contains a soft shimmering white gold base, a shimmering pink shade, and a deeper shimmering cranberry.

I think the main appeal of the palettes was the gorgeous snowflake motif. Laneige is legendary for including snow, snowflakes, snow crystals, just about anything snow in their collections. I loved how they stepped that theme up this year and embedded tiny little snowflakes into each of the powder palettes. The snowflakes are all raised so they won't disappear with one brush stroke! The shadow palettes contain two different snowflake shades and one base shade. I'm pretty partial to the compact design as well with it's cute raised snowflakes which are actually made of velvet. The palette is a dual compact that has the shadows and mirror on one level and two applicators housed below a la Givenchy compact style packaging. The applicators included are a dual ended sponge tip and a dual ended shadow brush and liner combination.

Today I did a look using Laneige The Snow Eye Palette 02 which consists of softer pinks and golds. The base shade is a lovely white gold with two contrasting, deeper shades of shadow that are pink and cranberry. The compact includes instructions for doing two complete looks using the palette but I felt like you could get a few more with a little imagination. Using the shadows by themselves offers three color options plus combining them can create any number of looks.

I found the instructions for creating the two separate looks a bit hysterical as they throw around some fancy words when they could have just said "use this on the lid....use this on your crease...etc..."

Here's the instructions for the looks:

Soft Pinky Eye Look
Apply beige color as base shade and express authentic pureness with pink color along lash line.

LOL whoa...that's some seriously fancy instructions! The Muse says use the beige base as an all over color wash and line your eyes using the pale pink shade!

Luxury Smoky Eye Look
Apply the beige color as a base shade and express premium luxuriousness with the point of purple color along the lash line.

Ummm yea ok! The Muse says slap some of that beige color all over your eye and follow up by lining with the shimmering cranberry!

I thought the shades were nicely pigmented and had a beautiful shimmering finish. Blending was a tiny bit difficult but with a little work you can get it just right. This could be because the formula is slightly crumbly which causes a tiny bit of fall out. I wouldn't compare the formula to Korean or Japanese drugstore brands which are normally chalky...these were much silkier...maybe a tiny bit gritty but overall quite nice. I honestly love the soft romantic look you can get from this particular palette. For my look below I used the white gold base as an all over color wash and I blended some of the softer pink shade onto my lid and crease.

The palette cost me $23 USD or so which wasn't a bad deal but sadly it's exclusive to Asia only as we do not have the base makeup line from Laneige in the US.

The Muse thought it was a welcome edition to her Laneige collection and Muse Approves it for purchase if you can locate it! A very nice palette for not only the Holiday but the cooler weather!

What do you think?

Loving this palette?

Wanting it for yourself?

Tried it already?

Tell the Muse!

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Blogger MinSun said...

omygosh this is so pretty!! did you know you look well in every cosmetics in the WORLD? C:

December 18, 2008 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey minsun!

Aww you're way too kind :) *hugs* Thanks hun!

December 18, 2008 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Taryn said...

Hey, it's looking pretty spiffy in here! Did you do this yourself? You're not in Blogger anymore either, are you?

December 18, 2008 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

This looks really pretty on you. I love how pink and shimmery and girly it is! I'm totally on a pink kick today, wearing UD Cherry!

December 18, 2008 at 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Sherry said...

Um, my dog just stepped on my computer so I'm not sure if I just posted half a comment or not. Anywho, this palette is gorgeous. I wish I could experience some of its "authentic pureness" and "premium luxuriousness". I love your new winter wonderland theme. The site looks awesome!

December 18, 2008 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous casey said...

i love the new wintery theme of the blog! and this post just fits right in. you know just how to make my day :)

such lovely shades~~

December 18, 2008 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

thanks taryn!!!! Nope :) All the credit goes to Zoe :) She did a brilliant job :)

I am indeed but zoe masked so you won't notice I'm on blogger hehe!

December 18, 2008 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lol sherry! he stepped on it!? hehe :) LOLLLLLLLL your comment cracks me up! Indeed authentic pureness...very important palette isn't it? lol!

Aw thanks so much Sherry :) Appreciate it *hugs*

December 18, 2008 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi casey how are you?

Aww shucks thanks so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!


December 18, 2008 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

the palette is pretty!
i haven't tried anything from Laneige MU line, but their skincare isn't too bad :)

have you tried the Shiseido Maquillage LE set? The gel liner is fabulous! I wanna go get the set pronto! :P

December 18, 2008 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

w00t dd! UD Cherry is my flavorite :)

Thanks hun ;)

December 18, 2008 at 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Kanita said...

I love your new layout!! Happy holidays Muse!

December 18, 2008 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger En エヌ said...

That palette is beautiful and looks great on you. What other color palettes are there? I wish there was a Laneige store around here.

The English sounds very babelfish, hehehe.

December 19, 2008 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger Anitacska said...

Oooh this is so pretty! :) I want one too! Where did you get it from? They are sold on Ebay but for more like $50 each!!! :O

December 19, 2008 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

thanks kanita :) Happy Holidays hun!

December 19, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi en!!!! :)

Thanks hun! There's a version 2 which is this one pictured and a version 1 which has gold, blue, and a sort of white base :) I like this one best though as the colors are more lighter ;)

LOL yes the "engrish" sounds very babel lol!

December 19, 2008 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning anitacska!

I got it from a friend in Korea :) she cp'ed it for me...the prices on evilbay are insane :(

December 19, 2008 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey plue!

Isn't it!?

The skincare is pretty good and nicely priced!

Someone said the red liner from Maquillage is to die for..I didn't get it :)

maybe I'll indulge eep!

December 19, 2008 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Mukho said...

U look like Snow White!! :) :)

December 19, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lol thanks mukho :)

December 19, 2008 at 5:40 PM  

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