June 9th, 2018
How was your week? Work has been busy but productive, I’m really excited and hoping that this landmark transaction I’m working on goes smoothly. More importantly, I’ve been trying to take time for myself, and made it for 2 barre classes this week which felt really good. This weekend I’m determined to have a bit of fun, and I’ve got inspirations for a couple of product shots. So balance is key, and it never hurts to have something exquisite to start the day with. And I think we all can do with a little Albion Elegance makeup in our lives!
Elegance is a luxury makeup line produced by Albion, and I have waxed lyrical about the gorgeous powders before [here], but it bears repeating that the Elegance La Poudre Haute Nuance is unlike any other pressed powder you have ever encountered. These come in a luxurious 27gram pressed format, and a more travel-friendly 8.8gm compact. On the surface they resemble Guerlain’s pressed meteorites, but rather than adding luminosity and shine, the Elegance La Poudre Haute seals in makeup, making it super resistant to water and oil so that makeup lasts all day.
For today, I’d like to focus your attention on the bejewelled Elegance Nouvelle Eyes Palette that is truly eye-catching and completely unlike anything else in the market. There are 23 different color variants, and the one that I have above is Palette 02 featuring soft wearable brown hues.
Here are the swatches, left to right in clockwise direction starting from top left of palette:
Each of the shades in Elegance Nouvelle Eyes 02 are satin with a touch of micro shimmer which is very Japanese in style. The pigmentation is well balanced for ease of wear, not overly intense that requires a lot of blending out, but sufficient for effortless elegance and buildable.
Here is a sample eye look I achieved using this palette:
There are plenty of other Elegance Nouvelle Eye palettes to choose from, and here are some for you to consider…
Apart from the eyes, there are also several options for the lips, including the Elegance Eau Legere Gloss. As far as glosses go, these are not earth-shattering, but they do feel extremely comforting on my lips and impart a soft luscious shine that lasts. The shade that I have below is 04 which is a soft peach that is a little lighter than my natural lip color when worn on its own, but looks lovely when layered over a liner or lipstick.
I’m also intrigued by the Elegance Freshcent Rouge because they look so juicy and the colours are so attractive. These are lip treatments with a nice glossy colour that is buildable in opacity.
Other things to check out is definitely the mascara… I watched Albion Elegance’s International Makeup Artist Mr. Souichi Nakasone demonstrate the Full Extension Mascara at the press preview, and was blown away by how easily he could create the illusion of full dolly lashes from the standard sparse and downward-pointing Asian lashes.
I have uploaded some footages that I captured at the press preview event on my Instagram Stories (click HERE), including the makeup demo and closeups on the entire Elegance range. So head on over and look under “New Brands” to check them out! Albion Elegance may be found in Singapore in Robinsons Raffles City, Metro Centrepoint and Takashimaya Departmental Store.
This post featured some products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.