Fall 2008 Makeup Top 10 (Part 1)

by PJ on Monday, September 29, 2008

in -Jill Stuart, -Sonia Rykiel, -YSL, 2008 Fall, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, seasonal makeup top 10

It is time to count down my favorite fall 2008 makeup collections. In the next week or two, as usual, I will present them in reverse order (in three posts).

10. Awake

(image from www.awake.co.jp)

Purple shades will probably always get my attention, and Awake‘s fall 2008 collection certainly is very purple. Apart from the eye palettes, Awake’s Moon Illusion collection includes lip glosses and nail colors, both of which feature a purple shade. This is a small seasonal lineup with a very coherent look.

You can see a review of some of the items from this collection at Autumn Masquerade.

9. Jill Stuart

(image from www.jillstuart-beauty.com)

Packaging-wise, this is probably the prettiest makeup collection this season. The eyeshadow palette and blusher cases manage to look even more divine than the previous releases. But the color combinations are slightly predictable. Nevertheless, I will be looking forward to the spring 2009 collection.

Check out a review of some of the items (along with packaging comparison) at Musings of a Muse.

8. YSL

(images from www.ysl.com)

Even though I am disappointed with the Lilac Sky palette, which doesn’t suit me enough to worth a purchase, it doesn’t affect my view on this stunning-looking new range of 5-color eyeshadow palettes. The colors are rich and vibrant, with a mix of matte and shimmery shades. Whenever a magazine page features one of these, my eyes are usually immediately drawn to it.

7. Sonia Rykiel

(images from www.soniarykiel-cosmetics.com)

Sonia Rykiel‘s Actrice fall 2008 collection aims to capture the sophisticated glamour of silver-screen heroines. The colors seem lively but still easy to wear. The Quatre Eyeshadow Collection in 01 and 04 feature a soft lilac and violet respectively, while the limited-edition 06 has gold and silver in one palette. I haven’t tried anything from Sonia Rykiel after they changed the packaging from deep silver cases to striped ones, and I will definitely keep a mental note on the eye palette series.

The countdown continues in Part 2 and Part 3.

Related Posts:

Summer 2008 Makeup Top 10 –

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Glow Chaser Tuesday, September 30, 2008

oh the suspense!!!!!


Vichaya Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I’m so happy you put Sonia Rykiel on your list. I love its foundation and have been eyeing the quad in 03 and 04. Are they LE?
Thanks a lot


jojoba Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I just love this series!!! i saved it separately.

Can’t wait to see YSL 5 colours.

that Sonia Rykiel looks interesting too


PJ Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hi Yasumi,

Thank you for stopping by again. Hope you will enjoy the rest of the countdown! :)


PJ Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hi Vichaya,

I am happy you are enjoying this post. As far as I know, the eyeshadow palettes in 03 and 04 are not limited editions. So you should have some time to think and decide.

Thank you for your comment again! :)


PJ Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hi Jojoba,

I am so glad you are enjoying the seasonal top ten series. As you know, there are always certain brands I consistently like better than others, so I hope the seasonal countdowns don’t get too repetitive for you.

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


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