April 23, 2008

Cosme Decorte Magie Deco Shadow Brilliance Palette First Impressions

I got my very first Cosme Decorte haul a few days ago! This isn’t really a review as of yet just my general impressions of the items. I’ll follow with a review and FOTD shortly.

Mmmm……..Not sure what I think of this quite yet. I really love how beautiful the palette is for sure. It’s an array of five colors which includes a beautiful gold sparkling base that I’m loving. The four other colors are two accent colors one deep mustard and one cranberry, one nuance color which is a bubblegum pink color, and finally a shading color which is a dark chocolate brown.

The palette is entitled Classy Sexy and if the colors are anything to go by that’s exactly the look you can pull off with this! A beautiful, classy, slightly sexy eye look!

I’ve never been tempted to order any of the palettes prior to this as they carry a high price tag of $55 USD or so which seems absurd to say the least, hell even Givenchy and Chanel is $5-$6 cheaper than this!

But I did come across a rather large stash of Magie Deco on one of the shops I was discussing in my prior Guide to Japanese Cosmetics Shopping post. I got this from Facial Shop and I ordered the palette for $44.99 USD which is a damn deep discount.

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the palette as of yet. It’s very beautiful but I do feel a slight tinge of disappointment at the price tag.

The palette itself is gorgeous. It’s a beautiful shiny pink mirror compact with gold edging that’s very elegant. Inside are the five shadows and two brushes. And still after all this I’m wondering at the price tag! I guess I have to try it to see if it’s really worth it in the long run!

I also picked up a Fairy Eyes which is a shimmering cream shadow. This is pretty brilliant. Yes, I normally have a deep dislike for cream shadows but I couldn’t resist one that was so full of sparkle, shimmer, and shine. I got mine in a frosty white and after swatching it I’d say the sparkle and shimmer is just right and I’m looking forward to using this as an all over wash with a beautiful black liner for an understated, yet elegant look! This normally retails for $20 USD or so but I got it from Facial Shop for $17.99 USD! Mind you the prices also include shipping so obviously you can see it’s a super deal!

I’ve been wandering around the Cosme Decorte website for ages and I literally drool at the model images and looks created using the products but I fail to have the same wow aspiring feeling I did when I finally got a palette for my own! Maybe the color selection is the problem? I’m unsure!

The instruction booklet is available both in Japanese and English which I appreciate greatly. I wish they included an eye chart but I imagine I can get tons of inspiration off the website as they have many great eye charts available to look at!

All in all I am liking the items but haven’t yet felt any love for the palette! I’m hoping once I try it out for myself I’ll feel quite differently!

Review and FOTD to follow very soon so keep your eyes open!

Own any of these palettes?

Love ’em?

Want to try ’em?

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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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  • *Jen*

    OMG that fairy eyes looks amazing! i seriously can’t wait to see it on, and the packaging looks so cute as well!

    quick question if you don’t mind my asking-how do you get that oh-so-cute watermark on all your photos? thanks!

  • Row

    Do you like? Do you like?!?!

    I havent bought one of those palettes Musey, cos although they look good I just feel a bit meh about them.

    But it is a really good discount on HK Facial shop.

    I sent you a longish cp email. Feel free to shout at me.


  • MandyPandy

    Ok, this is not related but Izzy could you please e-mail me? It’s about something important. Kind of. Sort of. Okay, well, it’s something important to me! I would have e-mailed you but, well, you know how that always goes with us. ;-P

  • the Muse

    hey Jen!

    It is it is! I’ll do an FOTD shortly!

    oh I had to do a watermark unfortunately as someone was stealing my images and claiming them as her own. Gee gave me adobe photoshop organizer and I basically just take the watermark and paste it on my images and save as new 😉

    and bob’s your uncle 😉

    You can do it with a program called gimp as well!

    hope this helps?!

  • the Muse

    hiya rows 😉

    I’m in debates about the palette but I lurve the fairy eyes 🙂 thanks to you for getting me on these!

    it’s an incredible discount!!!!!

    I got the email will reply later. I ordered the cam for megs yesterday so it should be about a week before it arrives 😉

    5 days or so for free shipping! It’s a good deal btw!

    Hugs darling!

  • the Muse

    hey askmewhats 😉

    hehe will follow along shortly with it my dear girl 😉


  • the Muse

    hey mandy!!!!

    I emailed darling what’s up?

    holler at me when you have time 🙂

  • Gee

    Where do you discover these things Izzy?!?!?! I’m quite amazed at all your variety of cosmetics.

    I watched your YouTube vids about your makeup collection like a few days ago and WOW!!!!!! I could go shopping in your collection, lol. It’s quite large and very impressive. AND you posted it back in 2007…and now it’s 2008. I can only imagine how much it’s grown… 🙂

  • helly

    FOTDDD!!!!!!! i LOVEEEEEEEE yellow and pinkkk; cos it makes orange and orange is my fav colour lol. but theres also sth very sunny but girly about it~~

    and the colour in the centre looks soooo jewel-ish lol. but you know me 😛 i’ll buy it when i turn 25. 😀

    oh oOOOooo i just realised your photos are clickableeeeeee!! hahha, and its cute how on the instructions, it says to leave the plastic sheet in the compact. rofl 😀 and how its printed on recycled paper!! haha

    “eotds (i wouldn’t really call them that ><) i promised you ages ago.. its more like colouring in for me than acutally makeup. nth compared to your (and others) can do; but i had fun nonetheless ^^ Kate (green) & Testimo (Brown)

    Visee (sth..02 lol)

    you inspire me 😀 without you; i would honestly never know so much, let alone actually buy makeup ^^ <3

  • the Muse

    LOL helly you’re so cute 🙂 and bloody easy to excite hehe 😉

    Orange is a fav of mine too plus the perfect color for summer 🙂


    LOL yes I noticed the “leave the plastic sheet on” a mate of mine was translating the character side. Made me giggle!

    What are you talking about these are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And oh my god you’re so cute and pretty 🙂 It’s so nice to put your face to the name I’ve been talking to all these months 😉 You’re gorgeous! I love both looks! They look fab on you!

    awww sniff you’re making me blush! *hugs*

    Thanks for the fab fotds honey 😉 and the lovely comments they always make my day!