Friday, April 29, 2011

Kosé Esprique Precious Dual Gradation Eyes D-2 EOTD

After my pleasant experience with Esprique Precious Dress On Shiny Eyes palettes, it was inevitable to want another palette from the brand, so I picked up D-2 from the Dual Gradation Eyes. A part of their Spring 2011 collection. These are available locally, I bought mine at Rustan's Shangri-la for Php1,450. Surprisingly, price is better there compared to adambeauty! :)

Here is the palette:
Esprique Precious always have very nice compact designs, this one reminds me of MiuMiu Harlequin designs. :)

D-2 has the most gorgeous shade of moss green (A), the main reason why I wanted this palette.
it comes with 2 handy dual-sided applicators which comes standard with Japanese eyeshadow palettes and a plastic sleeve with quick instructions on how to use all 5 shades.

This is the most adorable eyeshadow design I've ever seen in my beauty junkie life, the tiny hearts collectively make a clover shape, which I think is perfect for spring theme! 

The texture of the eyeshadows are soft and buttery, color payoff is superb and staying power is great! The only thing I don't like is the fallout. I always end up with bits of dark powder and loads of shimmer on my face after applying the eyeshadows. >.< 

I recommend putting on eye makeup first before foundation so you won't look like you fell face flat on a floor full of shimmer.

swatches on bare skin:

swatches with primer:
soft and shimmery white cream base, moss green, dark taupe, pinkish cream and apricot highlighters

As you can see its very pigmented they swatch easily even without primer, but I still use primer to minimize fallout and prolong wear.

simple EOTD:
I just followed the recommended application shown in the plastic sleeve, also using Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing mascara if anyone is curious.

Overall a nice palette to have if you like shimmery eyeshadows, but if I can find a dupe for the moss green shade, I'd get that since I already have a lot of palettes with the same cream base, and super shimmery highlight shades.

Thank you for reading!



  1. The colours look great on you hunni ! and thanks for sharing what mascara you're using because I was thinking to ask when I saw the picture ! hahaha...

  2. Looks great on you! :D Your eyelashes are so nicely curled too~ <3

  3. I'm in the mood for olive green! this season is a must have goes well with peachy orange milkshake blusher hehe
    it's a beautiful palette ! next trip to hk I get some of them much cheaper there

  4. thank you ladies!

    Anna: im quite pleased with the MajoMajo Lash Gorgeous Wing 'scara. it looks more natural compared to Lash Expander Frame Plus. :D

    Stellar: darling, do check out Esprique Precious Dress on Shiny eyes in c-4. Kose makes really gorgeous green shadows! :)

  5. Hi G! When I saw the colors in the case, I thought "no". But seeing what you did with them, I thought, "Yes"!

    I really like the case. It reminds me of an old cigarette case--but it holds something so much better. =)

  6. This palette is very buttery indeed...I have one too but in another colour...

  7. the palette is so pretty, both the packaging and the shadow colors, and very pigmented! your lashes look gorgeous too G! <3

  8. This looks amazing!!! You have a beautiful eye shape ^.^ I've been thinking about getting this color and the D-4!

  9. Gorgeous EOTD, G! More! I checked out the Kose counter at Rustan's too and I find their products reasonably priced. :)

    Btw, the captcha word is Evian. I know, nonsense. :P

  10. very pretty! :D and gotta agree with you on the shimmer fallouts lol,back when i just started with makeup,i didn't understand why my face was shimmery after eyeshadow applications,lol my face shine so brightly in photos lol.

  11. rustan's should pay you for doing such great reviews G! LOL! i also want to try the esprique precious line. the colors and the detail is so pretty! :3

    lovely EOTD btw! ^o^

  12. the look is so cute^0^~ I need to try some esprique shadows now~~

  13. Oh so pretty! Love it!
    The packaging and the palette looks so pretty!
    I adore the shades!

  14. @ PDXBeautiful ooh i wanted D-4 too! but the shimmer fall out is a killer for this collection :(

  15. what a gorgeous palette. Thanks for sharing. The colours look really pretty and I love hoe subtle the shimmer is. The EOTD looks amazing.


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