Friday, November 18, 2011

November Haul: Japanese and Mii cosmetics

I haven't done a beauty haul post in ages. I've been trying to save money by cutting down on my beauty purchases. But not being able to buy any products got quite depressing, so I thought I'd treat myself to a few things!

I ordered these Shiseido Maquillage products from, my go to shop for Japanese products.

I bought their Moisture Rouge Lipstick in RD336 and a refill of the Design Cheek Color in 80.

The packaging of the lipstick is wonderful. I love the shiny pale pink/lilac cap!

I've had this blush shade before, and have been using it for the last 2.5 years, so I only had to buy the refill. This is one of my favourite blushers ever. It gives the cheeks to most lovely radiant flush.

Swatches of the 4 individual shades:

Swatch of : (L) the lipstick in RD336 and (R) the 4 blush shades swirled together:

Sorry for the above swatch. I must agree, it's the crappiest swatch ever. I will do an FOTD post with a review on these products sometime in the future so you can get a better idea of the shades.

I've kept hearing great things about Mii Cosmetics. They have been featured in numerous magazines as well as various blogs. I've been wanting to get my hands on these products for a while, but found it extremely difficult as they were only stocked in specific spas around the country. However, they were recently made available online at

I have to say, I really like this website as it gave me free next day delivery AS WELL as a free gift!

I bought the Moisturising Lip Lover in Smile
Uplifting Cheek Colour in Kissed
Luminous Tinted Moisturiser

The tinted moisturiser was bought as a gift for my mum as the mii skin products come in shades too dark for me. My mother plays golf ALOT so is nice and tanned.

The blush is a super pretty shade or bright pink. It looks a lot less bright (and more subtle) on the cheeks.

The lipstick is a gorgeous petal pink shade. Am really happy with my choice of shade (as shopping for makeup on the internet can sometimes lead to nightmares!)

Here are swatches of the (L) blush and (R) Lipstick:

As with the Maquillage products, I will do an FOTD with these products when I next get some free time.

Here's the free gift I got with my purchase! It's a full sized Dramatic Powder Finishing Brush.

The brush is of great quality and feels so soft on the skin.


  1. Mii Cosmetics? Never heard of them! Am looking forward to a through review!

    That MQ blush must be nice for you to repurchase! I don't use blushes often enough and mine practically look brand new so I can't find an excuse to buy more.

  2. Great haul! I love the look of the Maquillage blush and the Mii lipstick is so pretty. Can't wait for your FOTD!

  3. Love how you got the flower in the compact reflection ;) These swatches look so pretty, you are definitely a pink lady <3

  4. WOW! You got a brush as a free gift? That's so nice! I love all the shades you bought

  5. Nice haul! I love the colour of that lipstick and the blush looks really pretty. Can't say I've heard of Mii cosmetics, though. I'm so behind

  6. mii cosmetics sounds familiar but I don't think i've ever used their products before. Ahh the packaging is so pretty for the Shiseido Maquillage products... I dislike the fact it's restricted to Asia releases tho D: Haha, nice swatches .. =P Better than what I've tempted to do (note: why i dont have swatches on my blog)

  7. Great haul Penelope, I love Japanese cosmetics (you know me)! I never heard of Mii cosmetics before but it looks promising and quite lovely! Great haul! Btw your swatches are not crap, I can still see the colors and sparkles! =)

  8. OMG! I love the Design Cheek Color!! I love the shimmers on it.. it would surely make your cheeks look as if they're glowing! <3 great haul you got there by the way.. I love everything! <3

  9. The blush looks so nice! I have become quite the blush addict since reading your blog >.< xoxo

  10. Wonderful items. I too like Mii brushes they are great.

  11. The Design Cheek Color is GORGEOUS

  12. it's the first time i've heard of mii cosmetics! :) everything looks so beautiful doll! i will be waiting for your reviews and FOTD with the items. ;)

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  14. the blush is so pretty :)

  15. that's a really nice free gift. where is the products made from for Mii Cosmestics? the maquillage blushers is so pretty with light pink shimmers.

  16. I love everything u got Penelope!! I always love to know what others brands have for new! Thank u for the links as well;)

  17. Thank you for supporting us!!! Oh I do you have the case for the blush?? I can send you one! Also Mii cosmetics look really good. I love the shades you pick.. I wished I was in the UK right now - so many things I wanna buy there haha

  18. I absolutely love that blush! Looks so brightening and overly cute!