Stash Focus: Visée Glam Glow Eyes in BR-3 (Fall 2011)

by PJ on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Kose Visee Glam Glow Eyes BR-3 Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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Visée‘s Glam Glow Eyes series is from the line’s fall 2011 makeup collection. From what I have read, with its lovely packaging and easy-to-wear tone-on-tone color combinations, the series appears to be very well-received. After the positive experience with Visée’s Glam Shade Eyes in GR-5 (from spring 2011), I decided to go for Glam Glow Eyes in BR-3 and GR-4. Today I am reviewing BR-3.

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Kose Visee Glam Glow Eyes BR-3 Fall 2011 Makeup 3

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The four colors in this palette are (clockwise from bottom-left):

- multi-hued high-toned fine sparkles with very little pigment
- pale ivory beige, moderately pigmented, with high-toned pearly shimmer
- medium bronze brown, moderately-to-well pigmented, glowy with pearly shimmer
- neutral dark brown, pigmented, velvety matte with sparse shimmer

The shimmery particles and the fine sparkles are multi-colored. The powder is generally very smooth, creamy, and blendable, and the staying power is very good. Even the fine sparkles (from the bottom-left shade) are smooth (not gritty) and have little fallout. The dark brown feels marginally drier. (Compared with the texture of Glam Glow Eyes, the texture of Glam Shade Eyes is also silky but it feels fluffier.)

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Kose Visee Glam Glow Eyes BR-3 Fall 2011 Makeup 4

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The upper two shades (the ivory beige and the bronze brown) are very well-coordinated (in terms of both color tones and color depths) and are able to create depth and dimension for the eyes very easily. The bronze brown is pushing my limits a little bit (I generally don’t like bronzy shades), but the brown tone keeps the overall shade from being overly warm and bronzy. The dark brown finishes off the look nicely.

The bottom-left shade, with all the fine sparkles, is a little too bling-y for me. According to the application instructions (printed on the back of the outer box), after the three other shades are applied, it can be applied to the lower halves of the inner corners of the eyes to create a teary-eyed look or it can be dabbed onto the eyelids with a finger for an ultra-sparkly finish. I have tried the first look and I think it can look too sparkly for daytime. For me, I use a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush to dust a very light layer of the shade on the eyelids (after I apply the other three shades) or I (most of the time) skip the shade altogether.

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Kose Visee Glam Glow Eyes BR-3 Fall 2011 Makeup 2

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As I mentioned earlier, I really like the packaging of this palette series. It is feminine, elegant, and quite Lavshuca-esque. On Visée’s official website, the cases appear to be in a light color, but they are actually in a rich dark-plum shade. Again, it is very similar to the plum shade used in some of Lavshuca’s packaging. The pretty lace-ribbon details are embossed onto the case.

Overall I like the superb texture of the powder and I like the shimmery finishes of the ivory beige and the bronze brown and how they create depth and dimension for the eyes. I would definitely say that this is currently among my preferred neutral-toned palettes.

I will review Glam Glow Eyes in GR-4 a little later.

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Related posts (on other neutral-toned palettes):

Coffret d’Or 3D Lighting Eyes in 05 Gold Variation

Magie Deco Shadow Brilliance II in DC025 Foxy Lady

Lavshuca Star Decoration Eyes in BR-1

Lunasol Aurorize Eyes in 02 Light Variation

SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow in 01 Kakitsubata

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

kuri Thursday, October 20, 2011

very pretty palette!
I have too many of those sheer sparkly shades, though, so I don’t know if I want yet another palette with a color I’ll hardly use :)
Maybe I’ll check out Glam Shade Eyes instead.

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PJ Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hi Kuri,

I know…I tend not to use these very sparkly shades either. The Glam Shade Eyes palettes also have a sparkly shade, but at least we’ve got four other shades in the palettes.

Thank you for stopping by again! :)

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Julia Thursday, October 20, 2011

This actually reminds me of a Lavshuca palette from the Light Mix range, which also has a broncey shade, a light pink and a dark brown – unfortunately, I cannot wear warm tones very well, so I never use it.

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PJ Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hi Julia,

I think I know the Lavshuca Light Mix Eyes variation you are talking about. Yes, they do seem very similar.

There are two BR variations in the Glam Glow Eyes series, and I think BR-3 is the slightly less warm one. (BR-2 is more reddish and I don’t think it would suit me.) But it is indeed still very warm.

Thank you for your comment again! :)

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Sylvia Friday, October 21, 2011

Hi, I love your blog, but I hope that you could do swatches on the products that you are reviewing, thanks =)

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PJ Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hi Sylvia,

Thank you for your kind words! :)

Regarding swatches, please kindly refer to my FAQ page:

http://www.atouchofblusher.com/faq

Thank you very much! :)

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naturefall Friday, November 18, 2011

Hi PJ, hope you’re doing well! Been a while since I commented! :P Anyway, saw that you have this palette in GR-4. I know you will be posting a review soon, but could you share a few thoughts on it? My friend will be travelling to Japan and I am intending to ask her to custom purchase this palette for me!

Thanks!

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PJ Friday, November 18, 2011

Hi Naturefall,

It is good to hear from you again! I am doing okay. Hope you are well too.

Generally, the corresponding shades between BR-3 and GR-4 have the same textures, pigmentation levels, and finishes. (The bottom-left shade of GR-4 is also too sparkly for me.) I do like GR-4, but I think the medium green is slightly too vibrant (too green) for me. (I would prefer it to be warmer (perhaps with more yellow and gold tones) and slightly more muted).

Hope it helps. Let me know what you think if you decide to try it!

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)

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