October 30, 2007

Esprique Precious Illuminate Nuancer Review

One of favorite companies, Kose, has some great brand branch offs that I adore. Kose, like Kanebo, is made up of several companies that make some wonderful high end cosmetics.

Some of these companies you may be familiar with they consist of Visee, Fasio, Beaute de Kose and one that I’ll be discussing today, Esprique Precious.

Esprique Precious has a great line up of various cosmetic items and the one I’ll be reviewing today is the Esprique Precious Illuminate Nuancer Pearls.

These pearls quite remind me of Guerlain’s Meteorites at a fraction of the cost. These come in two color variations 01 and 02. 01 is the color I have and I’m currently wanting 02. 01 is a sheer, shimmering, iridescent powder while 02 appears to have a bit of color to it and almost a bronze look!

The brush the pearls come with is very soft and full and it offers a nice area of coverage on your cheekbones and face when applying plus no shedding which is a pet peeve of mine 😉

I give these quite a good, solid review and recommendation they work fantastic at lightening up your face and giving a soft, dewy glow after blush application or you can always use these on a fresh bare face for a bit of a soft, light to your cheeks!

When you run the brush across these you don’t pick up a ton of powder which pleases me as I hate the messy application I sometimes run into when using Meteorites and the loads of powder one stroke of my brush comes up with! With the Illuminate Nuancer pearls I end up with a very fine layer of powder that I can stroke on gently and not end up with tons of fall out!

If you’re fair skinned these will work wonderfully at making your cheeks glow, if you’re medium skin they will give your skin a dewy look, and I assume if you’re a bit of a dark skin tone you’d notice a bit of a shine to your face (a nice shine).

The shimmer isn’t insane in this powder so no worries about looking like you have a ton of glitter on your face. It’s just a very fine shimmer that all mixes well with the iridescence of the powder to create a glowing look!

I personally use mine as a sort of finishing powder to complete a look. After blush application I apply a quick stroke or two of this and I’m looking pretty and bright! It does a good job of waking my face up and I like to stroke some under my eyes which makes me look like I had quite a few hours of sleep when in reality I haven’t!

For the life of me I can’t remember where I purchased these. It could be JpMon! But I will give you a rundown where you can purchase them!

Adam Beauty has these in both colors for $29 plus reasonable shippings costs.
JPmon has these for $36 plus shipping costs.

These have become a must have in my morning makeup routine! I recommend grabbing some for yourself and giving them a whirl! They are most definitely Muse approved!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • karen, makeupandbeautyblog.com

    Cute! I love highlighters and have yet to try this one. I want, I want!

  • the Muse

    Hello karen 😉

    I love highlighters too 🙂 I really like how sheer this is! Gives you the right brightness to my face!

    Hehe! 😉 Go! Get some! 😉

  • Taryn

    I was so close to getting these! They were on my list for my final CP with Iris, but she said there wasn’t much product in there compared to Meteorites, so I passed. Do you think these will last you a long time? They do look smaller than the Meteorites, but I wonder if that’s a bad thing…

    Also, I’ve never ordered from JP Mon before, and found this tutorial from Cozycot:


    In this picture, it shows what to select for “delivery type.” Shouldn’t it be “overseas”? It looks like she’s selecting the first option, but it seems like the second would be the right one. Do they even ship to the USA? If you’ve ordered from there, Muse, could you share your knowledge? 🙂

    After seeing posts like these, it makes the MAC collection look so drab!

  • the Muse

    hey taryn 😉

    Iris is quite right. Not alot of product in this as compared to the Guerlain’s Meteorites!

    The small amount isn’t a bad thing as I find it works a bit better that way! Also gosh these will last ages! I’ve been using these for the past two months and the pics I took are yesterday so still a ton of product in there 😉

    I’ve seen this tutorial 😉 Thanks babe! I’ve been meaning to do one too but haven’t had a chance!

    Shipping delivery option should be EMS 🙂 That’ll be express airmail 🙂 In the photo it looks quite different from my screen when I check out at JPmon in regards to that shipping option!

    They do indeed ship to the US as I’ve ordered from them 5-6 times already! Also if you make mistakes they are very good with email contact!

    I’ve ordered from them and gotten items in like 3 days!!!!!! I’ve been meaning to do a tutorial about ordering for ages but never got around too it *blush* But I sure will soon 😉

    Agreed MAC is a snore for the Holiday 🙁

  • Taryn

    Thanks, Muse. If you ever do a tutorial for JP Mon, I’d bet it’d be very helpful!

    My Japanese magazines arrived today. I swear, I have a sickness. The minute I took them out of the box, I had to savor them for a minute. The weight, generous samples, glossy paper, the fresh scent of ink… Why is it that they’re so superior to the cruddy ones we have here (even Canada’s magazines are far better!)? The only real beauty mag we have is Allure. Glamour, Marie Claire and others of their kind just aren’t good enough. Even Instyle has gone down the toilet The amazing thing is that even the ads are classy in Voce, Biteki and Maquia. My husband, who could care less about makeup and magazines, even remarked on the quality of them. And most of all, even though I can’t read them, you can tell that they’re not riddled with sordid tales of sex lives, cancers and assorted other health problems.

    BTW…I want to order some makeup from Adam Beauty and was wondering – if I send you a pic of myself, would you give me some color ideas? I keep buying the same colors and was thinking you might have some new perspectives.

    Oh, and PS – I ordered Snowcake and a bunch of the holiday Lush soaps today! Can’t wait for them!

  • the Muse

    Hi taryn!

    I’ll work on that JpMon tutorial 🙂 I’ve been doing so for ages but never had a chance to do the screen shot work 🙂

    I devoured my mags when they arrived hehehe 🙂

    I read through Biteki twice *blush*

    I agree these are such luxurious magazines! Did you get the free haircare sample in Biteki? Eager to try it!

    I have to say that our mags are nothing in comparison and I agree they aren’t riddled with health issue stuff and sex and how to please your man yada yada! It’s nice to have a mag solely about beauty!!!!!!!!

    Oh my gosh sure! I’ll do my best to recommend you some great bits 🙂

    I’m flattered your asking for my advice 😉

    I can do my best rec you some good items 😉

    Oh gosh your snowcake is sitting on my desk since July *blush* how terrible! I’m so sorry! I’m glad you got some!
    Snowcake is my crack hehe!

    Do tell me whatcha think!
    Angels Delight and Snowcake are favs of mine 😉

    Hugs darling!