Being "a little" addicted to Addiction, I find it hard to resist their new collections. Their icy Winter collection was pretty, but after getting all the Helene Schjerfbeck inspired eyeshadows from the Fall collection, I decided to not get anything. I was about to skip Spring 2017 as well: although the eyeshadows were beautifully marbled they didn't seem to pack much punch pigmentation-wise. In the end I was drawn to the mattes and decided to pick up one eyeshadow and one blusher: 114 Lady Amaryllis and 40 Favorite Little Dress.
Addiction by Ayako Spring Collection 2017 is inspired by a Swedish abstract painter Hilma af Klint. The blusher retails ¥3,024 (~$26,6) for 3.9g and eyeshadows ¥2,160 (~$19) for 1g.
114 Lady Amaryllis
114 Lady Amaryllis reminded me of now discontinued Equinox Flower, which is one of my favorite and most unique eyeshadows. Equinox Flower is a pearl finish, a medium yellow shade with a hint of mustard. Now available 118 Crown Imperial might work as a good substitute! Lady Amaryllis on the other hand is a medium bright orange, applies smoothly and pigmented without feeling dry or patchy.
40 Favorite Little Dress
I find some Addiction blushes to be on the sheer side, but Favorite Little Dress is nicely pigmented and applies beautifully. It gives a cute healthy flush to the cheeks and certainly packs some 'punch' what some of the eyeshadows in this collection were missing. I think Ayako also came out with a matching lipstick, but I was more drawn to the blusher shade.
For once I didn't ended up purchasing similar shades to what I already own (yay!), although now Favorite Little Dress reminds me of RBR Orpheline (review here). The only permanent item in this lineup is Stylish 30, which would look nicely tonal with Lady Amaryllis.
Here's a my weekend look using both of the items. I really like the orange eyeshadow, it adds a nice pop of color without being difficult to wear.
Base: Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Foundation in Coconut Milk Parfait (review here), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla under the eyes + RBR powder in Diaphanous (review here)
Eyes: Brows Viseart Structure palette and little bit of RBR brow mascara. Eyeshadow Addiction 056 Brown Beach in the crease and 063 Truffle in outer 'V', mixed on the lower lash line. 114 Lady Amaryllis on the mobile lid. Mascara Heroine Make Long & Curl (film type)
Cheeks & Lips: Addiction blush My Favorite Dress and THREE Refined Control Lip Pencil in My Lionheart
I'm liking these make up items a lot. Did you pick up anything from Addiction by Ayako's recent collections?