It’s that awesome time again! The bi-annual Shiseido sale we all look forward to!
Today was the media preview day and I went bright and early so I could grab some stuff and make it back home in time to photograph and get my blog post up so you can start making your shopping lists. I didn’t get much for myself, (let’s face it, I have more than I can possibly use up!) but of course I did shop for some of my friends who don’t live here, so they can enjoy some Shiseido and CDP goodies too.
As you may have noticed, from past sales. I usually make a beeline straight to the NARS and CDP stands. Little surprise there, as they are my favourite brands! However this time around I spent a little more time at Shiseido as well, mostly since I had just received some eye palettes and lip products from their Fall collection and i’m currently LOVING the texture of these.
So without boring you with words.. let’s take a look at what’s available.
First up, Clé de Peau Beauté lipsticks.
My two picks were R5 and T5. These retail at $35. A steal, given that they normally retail 100+!
I also picked up an Ettusais Lip Essence. Which I hear are excellent lip oils for nourishing lips and keeping them supple. So I picked up one 🙂 This was just $15.
Onto some really exciting stuff!
I was soo thrilled I got to pick up these…. the Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Colour Trios
This fabulous green trio GR 305 (How gorgeous is that khaki and sea foam green!) as well as the beautiful orange black n silver trio OR 302 which I found very unique! At just 25$ per palette it was an amazing buy as they usually retail around $50 I believe.
Another great Shiseido buy that I highly recommend are their Lacquer Rouges. At the time I was there, testers weren’t out yet, so it was a bit difficult picking colours. However I didn’t leave empty handed, and brought home two lovely deep reds.
These rouge lacquers are liquid lipsticks which are incredibly vivid and opaque and are among my all time favourite Shiseido products. (Sale price- $20)
To be honest, NARS prices at the Shiseido sales are some of the best deals. The eyeshadow singles go at $18, palettes start at around $20 and this time there were also candles available for $35 which is heavily discounted! (Seen above is Acapulco, which smells like a mix of chocolate and vanilla! ❤ )
I picked up two of the Voulez Vous Eye & Cheek palette which includes my all time favourite NARS blush, Deep Throat (left); Dolce Vita blush (right) and three limited edition eyeshadows as well as Lhasa, one of the permanent eyeshadows. At just $35 this is incredible value!
I also highly recommend checking out Lola Lola. A well pigmented & buttery smooth,medium warm brown.
Other products I highly recommend.
The Clé de Peau Beauté primers. Since these just got reformulated, they are getting rid of old stock!
Clé de Peau Beauté eyeshadow palettes.
Clé de Peau Beauté Voyage gift set. Packaging is beautiful and make gorgeous luxury gifts!
Ettusais powders & cheek products.
Tips for shopping
Check expiry dates. Some may have as few as 6 months left while others had 2-3 years to go, such as the NARS palette which was expiring March 2018!
Always head to your favourite brands first, chances are they are the popular stands and most of the good stuff sell out early. *Warning: on public days there can be a bit of pushing and shoving! So be prepared!
Lastly, go early. People start queueing as early as 9.00 a.m. And as they say, the early bird catches the worm and in order to get your hands on the best deals you need to make the effort.
Sale details, venue and times.
23rd Oct 2014 10 a.m to 8 p.m
24th Oct 2014 10 a.m to 8 p.m
Orchard Building Level 12 (This is the H&M Building)
1, Grange road, Singapore 239693
Lastly, happy shopping you guys!