Kosé Visée Aqua Shining Eyes in GY 003

September 26, 2011
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In a Twitter chat yesterday, Iris reminded me of Kosé Visée Aqua Shining Eyes in GY 003, a cream eyeshadow that has since been discontinued. Thanks to new distractions, I’d completely forgotten about this pretty thing.

Iris’s mention of it sent me rummaging for the shadow and I found it – brand new in box – nestled snugly between new eyeshadow singles and palettes in one of my drawers for Japanese makeup (I have two; one for products currently in use and one for BNIB items).

To my delight, the product is still fresh in its tube and swatched beautifully.

A complex gunmetal grey with mauve tones, GY 003 is infused with multi-coloured sparkles dominated by reflective rose-pink micro-glitter. An indubitably unique shade!

I wasn’t sure if I should have labelled this post ‘Makeup Memories’ since this product has long been discontinued but I’m thrilled with this (re)discovery. :)

This was part of a lineup that included other pretty shades.

Aqua Shining Eyes in WT 001, PU 100 and GR 700 were also in my stash. I’d taken the two photos above when I first received these shadows from a custom purchase that Iris had done for me; I can’t believe they’re still in my PC!

I can’t remember what happened to the purple and the aqua but the white was in my kit for quite a while. It was reminiscent of Beauté de Kosé Eye Fantasist in Crystal Cream, only with slightly bigger glitter particles. I have since used it up – it was a beautiful product for night-time bridal makeup.

The Aqua Shining Eyes are more watery than the Eye Fantasists and aren’t as crease-proof but like them, they have very pretty sparkles. ♥

Image source: Kosé Visée


Posted in: cream eyeshadows | japanese brands | kose | swatches | visee

14 Responses to Kosé Visée Aqua Shining Eyes in GY 003

  1. September 26, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I loved that GY003 shade so much! Too bad I didn’t get a back-up of it, then again it’s a cream eyeshadow and I’m always wary of cream products expiring in just a couple of years. Now you just need to use your Jill Stuart eyeshadow palettes! *COUGH*

    • makeupmag
      September 26, 2011 at 2:02 am

      Hello dear!

      I’m looking forward to using it – it’s such a great find. Here’s to more stash-shopping! Yes, yes, I hear you on the Jill Stuart! ;)

  2. September 26, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I don’t know that I’d call it gunmetal, but WOW that eyeshadow is stunning! I love the multidimensional glitter.

    • makeupmag
      September 26, 2011 at 2:03 am

      Hi Justine,

      I think it also depends on which angle the light captures it at? It actually looks quite steely from some angles. The sparkles are something else! :)

  3. September 26, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Fantastic colour!

    • makeupmag
      September 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Jamilla,

      I’m so glad Iris mentioned it! :)

  4. September 26, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Wow very beautiful sparklesGY003 !!!

    • makeupmag
      September 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Hi Jess,

      Very special it is!

  5. September 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Hi Mag,

    Beautiful color!
    I am reminded of mine now! I have this in Pink.
    It is indeed very sparkling. :p

    • makeupmag
      October 2, 2011 at 1:35 am

      Hi Elaine,

      I love its complex sparkle. :) Glad you remembered the Pink~!

  6. Loi
    September 29, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Perfect for night event or clubbing!!!

    • makeupmag
      October 2, 2011 at 1:36 am

      Hi Loi,

      It’s a nice product for the night but it’s suitable for the day too.

  7. October 2, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Wow, this product would be a nice base for smokey eyes!

    • makeupmag
      October 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Seri,

      Absolutely – the sparkles twinkle nicely through powder shadows. ;)

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