April 2, 2008

Visee Aqua Shining Eyes Review

Visee doesn’t get nearly enough love on my blog. It’s one of my very favorite brands from Kose and available within Japan only sadly!

I’ll be reviewing Visee Spring Collection shortly but today I’m doing a review on my favorite product offered from Visee which is the Aqua Shining Cream Eyeshadow.

If you read my blog often enough you’ve come to realize how much I detest cream shadows with a passion however Visee Aqua Shining Eyes is a favorite cream shadow of mine and it gets my highest seal of approval!

PK 801

BL 901

These come in a beautiful array of colors which is a key selling point for me! They also pack an extreme bit of sparkle and shimmer which, as you know, the Muse adores.

PU 100

PK 800

These blend beautifully! Three little dots on your lid and a quick swipe of your finger and you’ll have beautiful sparkling eyes!

Pigmentation is excellent and the formula is so good that the color lasts all day!

A key selling point on these for me is the sparkle and shimmer I’ve never run across a cream shadow that packed so much beautiful glitter!

WT 001

One con is the price and the size of the product. Although you need very little of the shadow to get a beautiful eye look the size of the tube seems uber small and it feels like not alot of product is inside for the price of 1,890 yen per a shadow.

GR 700

BL 900

Aside from that very minor rant Aqua Shining Eyes are definately a go for me and I adore them and can’t help but recommend them to you!


BE 301

BE 300

They are definately worth trying out for yourself! If you’re a big fan of creams these will surely appeal!

GY 003

Visee’s Aqua Shining Eyes are most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

The Muse sporting Visee Aqua Shining Eyes in GD 002 (Click for more pictures of this color!)

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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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  • helly

    the first photos gorgeous XD if brightened up a bit moreee it could amost pass for a promo shot XD oh and jap text of course <3

  • Bliss

    Oooo u are so lucky, all the colours you bought look fabulous, im so jealous and in the FOTD, the eyeshadow made your eyes sparkle, very pretty ;).

  • the Muse

    hey helly!

    I’m loving all your comments as it’s been ages since I seen you!

    I couldn’t brighten it up since the flash was drowning the colors out blah 🙁 But thanks!!!!!!!! I appreciate that. My first photos using my new cam were rubbish but I’m slowly getting the hang of it!


  • the Muse

    hiya bliss! *hugs*

    Thanks 😉 I love all the sparkle and shimmer in these big time 🙂 You have to try them!

  • Jennifer

    looks beautiful! i really like these, i might have to try to get my hands on some.

    i’m headed off to bergdorf today to check out the spring/summer lines-are you planning on getting anything during the $25 off $100 event?

    oh and on a side note, i e-mailed you and was just wondering if you’d received it! i know how things end up getting lost and such.

    again you look gorgeous today! not that you don’t always :).

  • the Muse

    hey jen jen!

    You’ll love ’em 😉 they are awesome.

    I’m going after work, funny you mentioned it. I wanted to pick up a pair of shoes I had fell in love with.

    I did indeed. My box overfloweth 🙂 I was hoping to reply shortly. Please don’t think me rude I’m just awful with emails 🙂

    aw shucks thanks *hugs*

    I wanted to take advantage of the GWP from Nordies as well…debating…mmm! I really don’t need anything at the moment and I’m waiting on MJ and KATE to release there line ups so I’m not sure if I should partake of all the GWP’s popping up lately 😛

    Choices, Choices, Choices! Grr!

  • Sminkan

    I only use cream eyeshadows as a base to adhere the loose pigments I work with so colour isn’t all that important, but these looked very nice! Beautiful display! Very tempting, as always! 😉

  • the Muse

    I normally don’t prep with a cream. I know many people prefer cream and shadestick for piggies but I find it makes a mess sometimes. I do occasionally though 😉 but these are just use by themselves for a softer, natural look with tons of sparkle 😉

    Thanks 😉

    but of course I have to tempt you!

    btw I know i know I owe you an email! I wanted to say I got your brushes as well 😉 and they are on me as your pp is having a prob!


  • Sminkan

    No, no, no! I have solved the pp-problem! I can use a friends account! You shouldn’t have to give me anything, you should spend your money on more make up for YOU!
    But I must say you are the kindest most wonderful person!

  • Dalenna

    Okay, Muse, you sold me on these. Off to Adam Beauty now. must get these. now. O.o


  • Karelessly in Love

    So where did you get all these? I’ve been dying to try these.

  • xisa

    Wow…this is so tempting, the colours looks great, especially the green and purple one! 😮 I just hope it wont be hard to find…

    Just wondering, which colour is your favourite out of all? 🙂

  • the Muse

    quack hehe.

    Thanks 🙂 Love youuuu! *mwah mwah*

    where iz you this morning?

    I’m lonely without you!

    well actually not morning for you more like afternoon 🙂

  • the Muse

    hey d 🙂

    hehe 😉 Easy to sell you on makeup hehe! Doesn’t take any effort at all 😉


  • the Muse

    hi Karelessly in Love!

    A friend in Tokyo got them for me and shipped ’em over. But they are available from a few online shops such as Adam Beauty but prices are a tad big higher 🙁

  • the Muse

    hi xisa!

    They are sooooooo pretty! Adam Beauty has them for sure but not every color sadly ;(

    favorite color is the one I am wearing in the picture which is GD 002 🙂 It’s a beautiful peachy beige gold affair 🙂

  • Anonymous

    muse!! omigod you like brittany murphy in this picture. but without the botox, nose job and fish lips horror ^^i heart the eye shadow on u!
    xx hiromix

  • Vivien

    For some reason, this is like the prettiest pic I have ever seen of you!! The eyeshadow makes your eyes just looks amazing!

  • the Muse

    oh my gosh thanks hiromix ;)that’s a total compliment! lol! I never thought I looked like brit murphy but thanks! I feel special now 😉 *mwah*

    Aw thanks honey! I know I owe you an email forgive me my very slow reply time!

    Hope you’re well!
    Hugs! Happy Weekend!

  • the Muse

    hiya Vivien!

    thanks very very much!!!!!!!!! I appreciate the lovely compliment 😉 I really like this shade! It just pops but doesn’t look overdone at all 😉

    Many thanks!
    Happy Weekend!

  • Anonymous

    Hi, would like to check if these are fragranced? On the Japanese website, the Visee Jewel Crush Eyes are stated as being unfragrance.

    But no such info about the Aqua Shining Eyes. As Visee is manufactured by Kose, I’m a bit concerned it would have the same strong scent. I’m so tempted to order the PU-100 from Bobodave, but if too fragranced, I’m afraid I can’t use it. Many thanks!


  • the Muse

    hello Lladyrain,

    I’ve never noticed any scent from the Shining Eyes. Although they do have a bit of a glue like smell but not any fragrance like rose or anything of that sort.

    I’ll take a further sniff tonight and let you know how bad the glue like smell is!

    I hope this helps you!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your reply! I rather a glue like smell that’s *uhm* natural and not due to any fragrance added. I don’t want to have itchy eyelids from perfumed stuff 😉 Gosh, I’m most impressed by your complete range of the cream eyeshadows!

    I use the T’estimo Platinum Carat Eyes (the lilac purple one) as a base for eyeshadow, as it’s a bit light to be used on its own. And it’s nice. I suppose the Visee ones are more pigmented and can be used as a standalone eyeshadow? Yippee, shiny glittery eyelids galore!



  • the Muse

    hello again lladyrain!

    You’re most welcome, it’s my pleasure.

    It’s definately the natural smell. I never noticed Visee scented anything including the Jewel Crush Eyes.

    This definately does not have a fragrance that I can smell aside from the medical/gluey scent of the product itself 🙂

    These are so super and you’re going to love ’em!

    I love and miss testimo so much!

    I use the Visee as stand alone eyeshadow. They are pigmented yes but you can make it as dark or light as you like 🙂

    Hehe! I love glitter and shimmer too! My mate Iris has dubbed these as being better than the Jill Stuart ones!

    Which is why I had to have ’em all 🙂

    Thanks for the comment it’s delightful speaking to you!

  • Anonymous

    Hi, happy to read your reply! Spoke with you on Cozycot before, on the FOTD. 🙂

    Yay, thanks heaps for your info, I’ve just ordered the PU-100 Shining Eyes from Bobodave. He (?) got it during his recent trip to Japan.

    I don’t know why, but the Kose range (Beaute de Kose) with the same cream eyeshadow packaging as the Esprique one, has such a strong fragrance. So I’m relieved and happy that the Visee one is not scented. I like the Visee packaging too. Partly cos Beaute de Kose is widely available where I live, and so I prefer the unique and hard-to-obtain stuff 😉

    I must say T’estimo’s “Platinum Carat Eyes” is such a lovely name, you *just* have to buy it for the sound of it ha ha. But sadly (though it is lovely), it is more of a base colour, no impact on its own.

    But the Visee Shining Eyes looks more pigmented, and has such a wide range of colours! I think I’ll be ordering the rest, in due time. What’s your favourite of the lot? The gold one? All of them are so nice, and look great when displayed together, like a VISEE RAINBOW, heheh.

    Yes, I’m very sad that the T’estimo range is discontinued. I have not used their eyeshadows, but after reading all the blogs about the Frame Impact Eyes 03 purple/lilac, I had to buy it! It’s sold out in Singapore where I live, but I went over to Malaysia which is next to us, and managed to buy 1 for me and 1 for a friend. Unavailable from most online shops 🙁

    It seems more shiny than Aube Jewelry Shower Eyes (yet another name to love!) 31 purple. I’ve swiped on my hand but not used it yet.


  • the Muse

    hello again Lladyrain!

    Sorry for the delayed reply! Happy Monday to you!

    Oh awesome! I heart cozy 🙂 I haven’t been in a while!

    Thanks for commenting on my fotds!

    Awesome! I can’t wait for you to try it.

    I don’t believe I have any of the Esprique ones. They just aren’t shimmery enough which accounts for why I never purchased them. I have some of their palettes and they do have a faint fragrance.

    I like the packaging as well! it’s cute!

    I agree! I always like hard to find makeup 🙂

    LOL but of course the names and packaging sells it to me 🙂

    I truly miss t’estimo palettes they were so gorgeous!

    They are VERY pigmented and awful shimmery 🙂

    I love the beige which is be300 here’s an fotd:
    It lights up my eyes 🙂
    hehe! Exactly 🙂 I wish they’d do new colors!

    the singles were just as lovely as the palettes. It’s rather crummy they are gone 🙁

    I’m glad you scored the purple as it was truly a great palette!

    I adore the jewelry shower eyes! I have almost all the colors 🙂 such a great palette!

    You’re going to love it!

    Thanks again for the comment!
    Happy Monday!

  • Anonymous

    Hi, loved reading your reply.

    The Esprique ones – I think you do have them, you’ve blogged about it before. It’s in a different shaped packaging with a dangly star charm? It has a very strong fragrance!

    Grrrrr, I’m having issues with the Paypal system – Bobodave told me the amount in HK$, but I’m suddenly charged in USD, which amounts to at least US$20 extra!!! For nothing! So I still have not paid for my Visee Jewel Crush Eyes yet. And thus I can’t get my eager hands on my other orders, which include Gransenbon blushers. Sigh.

    🙂 I just tried Aube’s Jewelry Shower Eyes 31 purple but I’m not quite used to using it yet. Still figuring out the best way to apply. It doesn’t seem as pigmented as even the Lavshuca eyeshadow (the original range palette that looks like a flower shape). And the shimmer is only when I put that cream base on – in the manner you recommended – patting on the lids after applying eyeshadow. Great tip by the way, it is much easier than using as a base as it tends to patch up and isn’t too smooth in application.

    Maybe I was expecting it to be like T’estimo’s Frame Impact Eyes, sparkle all the way. Well Aube’s is good too, cos if I want a more matte look, I don’t put the cream base. Only grouse is the shine is more of a frost than a true sparkle from within.

    I think I can layer on the Kate Loose Eyeshadow in silver, that should do the trick! That one is in a tube with a wand. I jumped with glee when I found it in Malaysia, as the Kanebo counters in Singapore do not have that particular item. 🙂

    Have a great weekend! Keep the reviews coming please!

    ~ Lladyrain

  • the Muse

    hello ~ Lladyrain!

    I hope you’ll forgive my very delayed reply. I’ve been swamped and trying to get to comments as quick as possible 🙂

    Oh yes! You’re right! Those do have a crummy smell 😛
    Weird. Have you contacted bbdave asking what is going on? Hope you got it cleared up by now!

    Oh I adore Gransenbon blushes! They are lovely 🙂 I have all of ’em almost aside from the new ones released!

    Shower Eyes takes some getting used too but it’s definately nice once you get a knack for it. It’s not nearly as pigmented as a lavshuca but you can definately build up color 🙂

    The patting on top works really well, I had same prob with the shadow balling up and being gross when used as a base 😛

    I don’t think anything is quite like t’estimo’s frame impact…I truly miss those 🙁 I’ll have to do some FOTD’s with aube soon as I get a fine bit of sparkle from them but nothing overly much like T’estimo or Lavshuca sadly!

    I love the loose kate shadow for spicing up looks 🙂

    I love the gold, white, pink and blue..so pretty!!!!

    again sorry for the delay and thanks for reading my blog 🙂

    I appreciate it greatly!