I’m back. I’m back. I’m back from the throes of Exam Hell. College is now out for the Summer and, well, exams are a thing of the past. Let’s start things right, with a product that has been #1 on my Wish List for quite a while now.
THE BACKSTORY: So, Addiction revamped their entire eyeshadow line around Summer/Fall last year. The line, as of now, carries 99 different shades of eyeshadows, in 4 different finishes. The entire range of eyeshadows is divided into 9 groups, comprising of 11 shades each. The lineup and its arrangement is down below and you can check out the groups for yourself – it definitely makes things easier.
Apparently, the reason why there are 99 shades in the collection is because their Creative Director wants to relay the message that her work is still incomplete.
The last shade in the range, #99 Miss You More, is arguably one of the most popular shades in the entire collection. Since its launch, I had seen several people incorporate the bright pink hue into their daily makeup looks. The high demand for this shade continues till date since I still see girls talk about it on a regular basis. I added it to my Wish List long ago, hoping to see what the hubbub was all about. When I finally decided to buy it, I was put on a Waiting List and was asked whether I would like to wait till the product was back in stock and ready to be shipped or whether I would just like a refund. I chose to wait. Now that I actually have it, I understand why it is so popular.
THE PRODUCT: ’99 Miss You More’ is a bright bubblegum pink hue that is meant to serve as an accent eyeshadow.
It is a cream-to-powder textured eyeshadow and since it has a pearl finish, we can clearly see the large amount of shimmering pearls in it. While it does have a pink base, the fine shimmer particles are mostly silver or white.
Something that caught my attention was that the bright pink doesn’t translate onto the lids. The lids do become a sheer shade of pink but it’s nothing like the hue you see in the pan. On the eyelids, it’s mostly the fine pearls that remain and pack a punch.
Let me just say that ‘Miss You More’ is indeed a gorgeous accent shade. You could either pop some onto the inner corners of your eyes or you could pat some on the centre of your eyelids. For a more intense effect, you could build up the shade on your eyelids. It layers well – it can be layered over powder, cream, liquid eyeshadows.
Among other eyeshadows that have a similar amount of shimmer and glitter, this one fares the best. However, there will be a little shimmer fall-out atop your cheekbones at the end of a long day.
It comes packaged in a clear plastic eyeshadow case with the logo on top. For the price, the packaging is a little flimsy but since the quality of the eyeshadow itself is so top-notch, I’m willing to overlook it. You also have to option to depot the eyeshadow from its flimsy plastic packaging, choose shades you will most likely use and create a palette of your own. The packaging of the quads and palettes where you can place the depotted eyeshadows are much sturdier and definitely more luxurious.
QUANTITY: Retails for 2160 JPY for 1 gram of product. (I paid 3050 JPY for mine over at Ichibankao, which is definitely your best bet when it comes to Japanese makeup and skincare products.)
♥ Overall, the eyeshadow is pretty, bright and statement-making. I would definitely like to purchase a few more shades in the future and arrange them into a quad but we’ll take it slow for now. Also, I have an eyeshadow that is of a similar texture and type to this particular one in my collection. I intend to discuss its details in a future post, so, keep your eyes peeled! ^^
Addiction Eyeshadow in '99 Miss You More'.
- It is a beautiful shade that is filled with gorgeous shimmer particles.
- It is fairly long-lasting and fares well on bare lids despite being an extremely glittery eyeshadow.
- It layers well over other powder eyeshadows.
- You can depot the eyeshadow and make a quad/palette of your own.
- Availability is an issue.
- It's expensive.