Thursday, January 15, 2015

Majolica Majorca | Experimenting with Asian Makeup Brands

Being a lover of makeup, it's natural for me to lust after beauty products from other countries that I can't find here in the U.S.  I don't know how many times I've watched or read people talk about products from Asia, Europe, Australia, and even Canada and thought 'ooooh I wish I could try that!' 

I have heard about a Japanese makeup brand from Majolica Majorca a long time ago on YouTube that I've always wanted to try. I spent what seems like hours searching for affordable ones on eBay and Amazon, watching and reading reviews and looking at swatches etc. I found a blush that I wanted and an eyeshadow quad, and I waited very impatiently for them to arrive!
The palette I chose was one of the Jeweling Eyeshadow quads, and the blush is a Puff de Cheek blush. 

Eyeshadow 

The packaging is cute and practical. It's very small so it's nice from travel. 
This one is in the color GD886. You can tell from the photo with the flash how stunning these look. I was shocked when I opened this up at how pretty it was. Of course I chose a neural one with pretty bronze colors because that's all I normally wear. 


Here are the swatches. These are with no primer underneath. 


Here's the eye look I did with these.

My thoughts-
-These are super buttery and smoothly and blend out nice. They did have some fall out, but nothing crazy. 
-The pigmentation was decent. It took a little bit to build up the color in my crease. 
-I would say these are more like drugstore quality for eyeshadows (similar to wet n wild or Nyx). They are good but definitely not the quality of Urban Decat or Lorac. If you can get these cheap, I would recommend it but I wouldn't pay $20 for this on eBay like I did. 
-I can see myself using this a lot, it's cute, little, and my type of colors. 

The Blush 

This is the Puff de Cheek Flower Harmony blush in PK302 StrawberryM. 


I have seriously wanted one of these forever, and this is why I started my hunt for this makeup. I think the little tin is so cute and I had a hard time picking what one to get. I was kind of confused because from all the pictures I saw these were one solid color but the one I got has the swirl inside haha. 


Here are the swatches for the blush. 

My thoughts-
-I am in love with this!! The pigmentation isn't super great, but that's why I like it. It gives you such a nice, pretty and natural flush of color. 
-It looks a lot more shimmery swatched and in the pan but when it's on your cheeks, the shimmer doesn't stand out. It just gives you a nice natural glow. 
-This is super long wearing. I wore it to work and even afterwards when I got home (11 hours) it stayed on and was not patchy at all. 
-I know I'll get a lot of use out of this one. Especially in the spring and summer when I wear more coral shades!

I am super happy with both of my purchases, and I can't wait to try out more things like this!

Have you tried either of these products? 

Also please let me know of some other brands that I should check out!! I would love to try more makeup brands that I can't get here in the US! 

20 comments:

  1. Great review, Ashley and as I said on Instagram, this brand is huge in Asia and I know many of my friends are mad for it. However, this brand is famous for their mascaras. Their mascaras are made for Asian lashes which are usually sparse, short and stick straight (like mine) and they give beautiful results. I've never tried the mascaras myself but my friends swear by it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen!! Someone else mentioned to me about their Mascaras as well!! I I'll have to try to get my hands on some! Thanks for letting me know!

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  2. Great reviews. The blush looks so pretty, I really like the packaging. Living in Europe, I got to try out GOSH make up products which I really like, and also Essence, which is a SUPER affordable brand whole make amazing lipsticks! :)

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    1. Thanks Miriam! I will definitely check out those brands. I've heard a ton of good stuff about essence!

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  3. great review dear..i like your make up
    kisses

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  4. I love asian brand makeup! The packaging is cute and the overall quality is nice. I love the shimmer of the eyeshadow and blush. The colors are nice! I was on an Asian makeup and skin care kick two years ago and experimented with some. Click on my side bar ashley for Skin Food, Etude House, Holika Holika, and Jill Stuart who is American and sells products in Asia.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I want to try out some skin care stuff too!! And I wlll definitely check out your posts Kim! thank for letting me know about them!! I've heard good things about étude house!

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  5. I definitely need to venture out, these swatches are lovely!

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    1. It's always fun to try new things!

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  6. I've never tried an Asian brand of makeup, but I would like to try different types of makeup! This sounds very interesting and packaging is so cute! Oh btw, I'll probably be absent from my blog for a few weeks because I've been so busy lately, but I'll be back soon! I just wrote a post about it. I'm hoping that I can get some blog reading and blog drafting done! Have a great weekend Ashley!

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    1. Thanks pilar! The packaging is cute I agree. Have a great weekend too and in going to checkout your post now!

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  7. Even though I'm Asian, I usually don't go for Asian brands haha! Packaging seems to play a major part in Asian cosmetics, they seriously know what they're doing in that department! I know Skin Food and Etude House are pretty popular brands, and I'd like to try those out sometime.

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. I've heard good things about étude house!! I do love all the packaging, everything's so cute

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  8. I've got a post or two on my fave asian beauty products. i swear by them.

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  9. Oh my goodness that blush is GORGEOUS and so cute!! Glad you are happy with your new goodies!

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    1. Thanks margo! It's my new favorite!

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  10. Your eyes look amazing!

    Lucy x
    Yellowicing@blogspot.co.uk

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