If you are into Japanese makeup, then ADDICTION Jean-Michel Basquit Summer 2013 Collection is the one to watch! In fact this collection has done so well that many of their products have already been sold out within days of release. The collection includes six new eye shadow quads that were inspired by the late American graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquit. There are 2 limited edition colors – Soda Lunch and Black or White. The rest of the quads will be included in the permanent lineup. As usual, I bought a neutral quad – Sugar Rusk which is their best selling color. Unfortunately all the limited-edition cases with his designs were all sold out within days so I had to get the regular case from their permanent line.
In my opinion, the promo pictures didn’t do the justice for any of the quads as the colors looked a little bland. The actual eye shadows are just so much more interesting and complex in real life. Sugar Rusk leans cool neutral with a hint of mauve undertone. There are 3 shimmery shades, and 1 matte shade. All eye shadows are of typical premium Japanese eye shadows – they are extremely finely milled, buttery soft with a velvety and slightly moist touch to them. Pigmentation is also fairly rich, particularly the shimmery brown shade on the bottom right which feels so luxurious and divine to use.
- Top Right: vanilla white shimmer
- Top Left: irridescent pale golden brown with silver shimmer
- Bottom Right: shimmering taupe dark brown with a mauve undertone
- Bottom Left: matte clay brown
2 Swatches of Sugar Rusk taken from different angles:
I pulled out a few quads from my stash for comparison.
Bottom Line: A collector’s item for the neutral lovers that is luxurious and wearable all year round. You can check out these 2 links here and here for more information about this collection and how to wear them.