Friday, August 19, 2011

KOSE ESPRIQUE Made Easy, Made Dramatic [Swatches]


Singapore KOSE will be replacing Esprique Precious with  ESPRIQUE (Come with a newly revamp image and packaging): It was set to launch in our KOSE counters around mid August 2011.

Endosed by the popular Japanese singer Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵)

Understanding the demand of time, KOSE has developed the ingenious "one stroke" concept to help transform ladies into their ideal face with a single magical stroke.

The eye/heart catchy tag-line "One Stroke Beauty" ... I believe this will attracts alot of attention from hectic modern women that have little time to spare and need fast, easy and beautiful makeup to cope with their busy morning.

ESPRIQUE created 2 themes for this range of products :: Dazzly and Melty
Here are some products + swatches...



ESPRIQUE Aqua Drape Rouge (Price: SD$35)
(Note: there's typo error on name below.. It's Esprique NOT Esprique Precious)




ESPRIQUE Mellow Forming Rouge (Glow) Price: SD$39.00




ESPRIQUE Mellow Forming Rouge (Color) Price: SD$39





ESPRIQUE Crayon and Liquid Eyeliner [Price: SD$28 each]


ESPRIQUE Liquid Eyebrow liner [Price: SD$SD$25.00]

ESPRIQUE Washable Mascara [Price: SD$31]


ESPRIQUE Melty Fix Cheek [Price: SD$32.00]

It's a cream to powder formula.. doesn't feel oily at all! It blended out smoothly (buildable shade)

ESPRIQUE Blend Dimensional Eyes in Deep and Shiny Price: SD$39 (each)

ESPRIQUE Blend Dimensional Eyes (Shiny)
The top 5 palettes from above pic.. with a white gittery, shimmering liner (A1-A5)

How does "One Stroke" work in this eyeshadow palette? Well.. using the applicator... lay it flat on top of the first color and brush it down(mixing all 3 colors together) and apply that on you lids and blend blend blend.. it will give you a 3D effect kinda shade that's brighten or deepens your eyes.

(Some of the swatches wasnt that clear and some where pretty glittery.. you know it's super hard to remove glitters.. so it might have some residuce left over from the previous swatches...)
Swatches From A1 to A5 (Swatches on the left side is the mixing of all 3 shades and the bottem is the liner shade)



ESPRIQUE Blend Dimensional Eyes (Deep)
The bottem 5 palettes from above pic.. with a deep, darker shade liner (B1-B5)




And here are 2 looks created by KOSE ESPRIQUE with products listed...
The Melty Mode Look

Products used in the above Melty Mode's Look::

The Melty elegance Look

Products used in the Melty elegance's Look::

KOSE provided some products for me to try it out...




I got these for about afew weeks now and I only tried the cream blush (and Iike it that this was not oily and I didn't apply any powder blush ontop of it!) I applied a thin layer for a coral pinkish glow.








Price List (GST included)

ESPRIQUE MELTY FIX CHEEK =  SD$32.00
ESPRIQUE BLEND DIMENSIONAL EYES (DEEP) = SD$39.00
ESPRIQUE BLEND DIMENSIONAL EYES (SHINY) = SD$39.00
ESPRIQUE AQUA DRAPE ROUGE  = SD$35.00
ESPRIQUE MELLOW FORMING ROUGE COLOR = SD$39.00
ESPRIQUE MELLOW FORMING ROUGE GLOW = SD$39.00
ESPRIQUE WASHABLE MASCARA = SD$31.00
ESPRIQUE LIQUID EYELINER = SD$28.00
ESPRIQUE LIQUID EYEBROW = SD$25.00
ESPRIQUE CRAYON EYELINER = SD$28.00
ESPRIQUE CRAYON EYELINER = SD$28.00


Note:: 
The lighting of the place/restaurant that I took these pics were pretty "yellowish and dim" but I tried my best by using "flash" so that the color shown up more clearly. So this is just a rough ideas on how the colors, pigmenatation and texture would be like. It's best to check it out in person at the counter.

Disclosure::
Products were provided for consideration.