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Jill Stuart Eyeshadow Palette! (03 – Brocade Gold) And a little about Popteen & Popsister

Posted in Jill Stuart by Jae on June 27, 2010

I’M BACK BABE!

This time, I’m armed with photoshop (and the obvious lack of aptitude in it) and have been trying to edit all of my images one by one. I’m so sorry about my watermark looking all funky now dear. OTL I’m going to keep working at photoshop to make sure my images look better okay? XD

Today, I’ll be talking about Jill Stuart’s eyeshadow quad in 03, Brocade Gold, that I’ve been using for the past month ♥. Bought this piece at the same time as my cream eyeshadow from Shinjuku’s Lumine!

Popsister’s Yui Kanno and Popteen’s Kumicky both use this palette too so I’m really happy that I bought it.

-laughing- Yes, I’m obsessed with the both of them but I have to say that I like Yui a lot better. :X She just has this more mature look that’s not overly cute. Her recent move to Popsister has been questionable though, seeing that Popteen has tried to replace her and a few other models with rather… Ordinary girls.

There is one particular model, Caroline who’s only 13 this year (She’s a 1997 baby) who does not fit in with rest of the girls, in my opinion. She looks completely caucasian and lack the “Japanese girl” factor that I’ve come to appreciate about Popteen and it’s predecessor, Cawaii.

I wonder if they’re trying to pull a Lena (from Vivi) but not quite making it. I’m not even going to talk about Hikari who look more like a Kera model than a Popteen or an EGG girl.

I wonder who made the decision of moving Yui… I really think they should have left Popteen as it was because now… The content’s quality has gone down in terms of style and Popsister’s content really isn’t speaking to me at all. I’m going to sit it through and see how the next few issues go before truly dismissing it.

The latest issue was a complete disappointment and I couldn’t quite figure out where the inspiration for Tsubasa’s hair came from. :X

-laughing- don’t worry dear~ I’m not going to turn this into a session on Popteen and Popsister so on to the palette proper!

Yup, this is Brocade Gold and boy does it live up to its name…

The cover of the palette is just gorgeous (as expected), but it does feel a little bit cheap because it’s just light plastic. I’m really scared of dropping the palette, I think I’d just cry. It also has nice scallopy edges that goes all around it and the word Jill Stuart is also at the bottom right of the palette when you open it.

When I opened the palette, I was greeted with a gorgeous smell that was similar to that of the cream eyeshadow so I was really pleased with that. XD Most other palettes don’t come scented so if you’re very particular with scents, do take note of this!

The palette comes with a dual tipped sponge that has brand name on it too!

The palette comes with four colours, light pink, cream, light brown and dark brown.

Of the four colours, I only use the last two which makes me wonder if it’s worth the price I paid. It’s very strange that they would have pink in a palette actually… Cream I can understand if they were thinking about highlighting but pink feels a little bit odd… Perhaps I’ll find a use for it soon! =D

And yes, that’s right, it does contain a crazy amount of glitter that is prone to fall outs if I don’t tap it before applying it… But then again, using the cream eyeshadow really helps with that… I kind of think my cream shadow acts very much like a primer. :X The product stays on pretty well!

The shadow colours are GORGEOUS for a neutral look… Look here~

My iPhone camera isn’t brilliant but if you look closely, you should be able to see a gradient from the right to the left! 😀 I LOVE this palette because it’s so easy to handle…

♡♡♡ Jill Stuart Eyeshadow Palette [03 – Gold] ♡♡♡ 

✔ Product Quality: 9.9/10 [Same situation with the cream eyeshadow... A little too much glitter]
✔ Staying Power: 9/10 [I didn’t experience any trouble with my cream shadow as a base!]
✔ Scent: 9/10 [Same as the cream shadow!]
✔ Packaging: 7/10 [I took a point off because it felt a little bit cheap…]

Verdict:
It’s a gorgeously easy palette with great packaging and great product… But gosh, tone down on the glitter, Jill Stuart! >_< 

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  1. Rina said, on June 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    i have the same palette and i must say it is great minus the pink shadow. the pink, although is the sweetest color on the palette, is freaking annoying 😐 it has the biggest sparkly bits that fall all over the place making my cheeks like disco ball. wtf. even just a little dab can be quite OTT. at least for me.

    i get what you mean about yui’s situation. it’s kinda like she’s, for the lack of a better word, ostracized? and i totally agree with you about caroline in popteen -_-””’ she is no lena fuji!

    • Flitter Jae said, on June 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

      XD XD XD Disco ball <— I laughed so hard at that XD
      And I know right?! Lena's unique cause she's got that slightly asian look still…

      • Rina said, on June 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm

        haha. disco ball was the best description. try using the pink and watch it turn your cheeks into disco ball!

  2. Sze Min said, on June 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Was totally lurking before this, but I so agree! Kind of don’t feel like reading Popteen anymore after Yui and Junpo left (and they weren’t even on the cover for their graduation issue?!). And I really don’t like Caroline and Hikari too! 😦 Caroline is just so awkward, while Hikari is so… act cute, for the lack of a better description.

    • Flitter Jae said, on June 28, 2010 at 10:07 am

      Hey Sze Min!
      Welcome~~~~! And totally babe, you know, I got such a rude shock when I found out cause Yui’s been my favourite since day one, I’m really disappointed that she’s been transferred to another magazine that doesn’t quite showcase her the way she deserves to be.

      And tell me about it, the spread that they had, tutuHA中毒, for Popteen July was an epic disaster. I’m not sure, but they may be pushing Hikari’s punk image too hard and I’m beginning to think either Kera or Ageha but then again, even Ageha doesn’t really do much Lolita anymore. The direction for POP is so warped now. :X

      I’ve developed new favourites now but even then, they’re from the stash of old models they had… 出岡美咲 and 鈴木奈々… They’ve always ranked right after Yui so now they’re my favourite POP girls… >__<

      • Sze Min said, on June 29, 2010 at 3:20 am

        Actually somehow I always expected Yui to graduate to those OL mags like Aiku did, cos of her shu nu image hahaha. Though I think her personal style actually is pretty similar to the Popsister style so maybe its not that bad of a move for her.

        I SO agree omg. I think there was this issue a couple of months back or something, they had this spread centered around Hikari with themes like アニ盛り and ロリGAL and I was just like. Omg. No. I think tutuHA clothes are actually quite nice (I mean, if like Sakurina was wearing it I don’t think anyone will say anything), but I don’t think Hikari can pull it off!! Maybe I’m just biased lol.

        I think Izuoka Misaki is cute! 🙂 Though Nana’s surf style is not really for me. My current favourite is Son Wei, but I think Marimo and Rui are cute too! 😀 Kumickey is cute too but… I’m so tired of Popteen shoving her face onto everything also lol.

      • Flitter Jae said, on June 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

        Mmm… You know, I kinda think Popsister’s trying to bank on her popularity for circulation numbers? I mean, it looks to me that all the heavyweights are over there now, what with Tsubasa and the rest… >_< And is it just me or has Tsubasa been on the front cover for the past few issues? :X Not that I'm complaining. XD

        And TELL ME ABOUT IT! She totally looks like she's from a different magazine… But then again, I don't suppose she's fit too well in Seventeen.. :X

        Yeah, I have to agree with you… tutuHA's styles are actually nice… Some of their prints don't agree with me but that time when I saw the store at 109, the shop assistants were wearing the brand and they looked really hot but then I'm looking at Hikari and she just gives a really child like spin to it that just spoils it, I think… She's like, 16 this year – time to graduate from two ponytails, no? :X

        Hehe, she's got a very cute smile! And I love her dog >__< Mmm.. Rui's alright I think… Her hairstyle's really American swing era I think! Really fun! And =.=||| I think they might be pushing Kumicky's image too hard -faints- I think she's alright? But… I don't know why they put her on practically every cover? :X

      • Sze Min said, on June 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm

        Probably! Haha Tsubasa also another one! Say she’s gonna quit work but then after giving birth still come back and work! Totally cheat people lol. But she’s cute so never mind. Lol. And I think Yui will totally fit into Ray!

        Yes, I so agree! The tutuHA shopgirls in 109 are like super hot! I was so taken by the style when I saw the shopgirls but Hikari’s version is just… no. ~_~ Like you said, she’s just too childish looking to carry it off… somehow ends up looking like cosplay?!

        I love Rui’s hair! I think there was once she had pink hair? I tried to get my hair done that colour… but the pink washed out after like 2 days. -__-

        Hmm maybe Popteen’s just trying to create this “face of Popteen” thing with Kumickey? But I still prefer it when they rotated the cover models like in the past. 😦

  3. j1 said, on June 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I like yui the best out of the popteen magazines, and was really sad that she left ):
    And its even maddening that she wasn’t on the cover !! )):

    my new favorite after Yui is 出岡美咲 too, i dont know , but kumicky doesn’t appeal to me =/

    • Flitter Jae said, on June 29, 2010 at 9:26 am

      ^_^ We should set up a Yui fanclub now. :X
      And haha,美咲 SO ROCKS! :X And yeah… I wonder when they’ll let someone else front the cover page :X

      • j1 said, on June 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm

        Yui fanclub! XDD
        美咲 is pretty cute too , but natural kind of cute. i think kumicky overdoes her cuteness sometimes =/

        I hope someone else would be on the cover soon ):
        Getting kind of tired looking at her on the cover alll the time -.-

      • Flitter Jae said, on July 1, 2010 at 8:21 am

        Heh heh, I’m really thinking of it now… Melliesh from her just rocks so much. I’m going to be reviewing a blush from the range really soon so stay tuned okay? 😀
        And =.= I know right? She’s likable but sometimes, she just doesn’t quite look like she fits the shoot they’ve got… Like the Hello Kitty one! >_<

  4. j1 said, on July 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I’ll be looking forward for the review of mellish blush! :DDD
    I noticed she does ALOT of similar poses.. like the one on the hello kitty front cover, she always does that pose =/

    • Flitter Jae said, on July 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm

      Hehe, it’ll be up soon kay? 🙂 I know you like Melliesh too!
      psst psst… I’ve got an eyelash one coming out too
      And the rabbit ears one right?!? >_< It's supposed to be her trademark but I don't know… Maybe she should try something else now!
      Oh oh oh, I saw her on another magazine the other day….

      • j1 said, on July 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

        Where did u buy melliesh btw??
        Yes the one like rabbit ears! i recall her doing the same pose for another cover too -_-

        Woa she’s on other magazines than popteen now ? o.O ( feels so outdated XDDD)

      • Flitter Jae said, on July 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

        heh heh, my best friend brought one back for me by surprise… >___< No no no… Just that they move so much, it's so hard to keep up with them right?!


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