Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow in Tiger Eye

Just as I was starting to write this review of the Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow, I read on Cafe Makeup that Shiseido will replace the Hydro-Powder shadows with a new line of cream eye shadows this Fall. Oh, well, I guess this explains why I got mine for almost half off.

The Shiseido Hydro Powder Eye Shadows have a beautiful texture - not as thick as a regular cream eye shadow such as MAC and Benefit and they feel very light and cooling once applied to the lid. They are very easy to apply just with fingers and are effortless to blend and build up.

Tiger Eye (H3) is a beautiful shimmery coppery colour that looks a bit more golden on the eyelids. Most of the colours from the range are not something I'd go for: pale blues, greens, lilacs... The only one besides Tiger Eye that I liked and is on my wishlist now is Spring Plum (H4), a gorgeous burgundy with green shimmer. The colours in the newer range look more like something I'd wear - you can see the swatches and more info on the new line of cream eye shadows by Shiseido on Rouge Deluxe.

For this EOTD I applied Tiger Eye all over the upper lid, lined my upper lashline with the Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencil in Brown Blaze, lined my lower lashline with Estee Lauder AquaTeal eyeliner (the blue side of the pencil) and put some Urban Decay Half Baked in the inner part of the lower lashline. The mascara I used was Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill.

L-R: Tiger Eye, UD Half Baked, Estee Lauder AquaTeal eyeliner, Max Factor Brown Blaze (daylight)

Photographed with flash

The lasting power is good but nothing exceptional on me - I get about 5 hours (without primer) before it starts creasing but the good thing is that even when it starts creasing it's not too bad and I don't end up with all colour in my eye socket like with some other products (cough, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill eyeshadows, cough).

The Hydro-Powder eye shadows come in a glass jar with 6g of product and a small applicator which I don't find very useful as I prefer applying most cream products with fingers. and they cost 25€, gulp (or of course 10-something € if you're lucky).


  1. That is lovely on you! Your description of Spring Plum had me immediately go off and start researching it. It sounds divine!

  2. Thank you Flyavsted! x

    Thank you Christa! I might post some swatches of Spring Plum as well, shh :) x

  3. Totally loving Half Baked!Great post!x

  4. Thank you Iliana! I loved using the UD Naked palette ever since I got it, it's such a great product. x

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  6. I really want to buy the UD palette but it's always out of stock and when I find it on ebay it's often quite expensive..I will definitely get it somehow though! Spring Plum sounds great too..maybe when you get it you could make an EOTD too :) x

  7. Hi Iliana! Try checking the facebook or twitter pages of some of the online shops that carry the palette, I got mine from HQHair but they sell out very quickly.
    I gave in and got Spring Plum and it's gorgeous - I'll definitely do an EOTD post soon. x



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