Jill Stuart & Esprique – precious gems

securedownloadLiving in a bustling modern city like Hong Kong, where the next beauty and fashion finds are to be discovered as soon as it’s released in the market, it’s no wonder that glamorous ladies are seen everywhere. Not too mention the many successful and career oriented ladies that are dominating the job market, to fulfill such impulsive splurges.

IMG_1102While I’m not one of those top notch CEO or Director, though I wouldn’t mind the salary minus the stress, I surely do have my impulsive beauty shopping splurges once in a while. As a little treat for myself to celebrate the end of 2012, I purchased some cosmetics from Jill Stuart and Esprique, two brands that I’ve never tried before. My friend’s friend actually works in the cosmetics industry and was able to hook me up on these products at a cheaper price but the down fall is that they’re not the newest collection, which doesn’t bother me at all.

I’ve heard of the brands Jill Stuart and Esprique for a long time, and was always curious about their cosmetic products. So I took the opportunity and bought an eye shadow palette and lip gloss from Jill Stuart and another eye shadow palette from Esprique.

IMG_1104The packaging of the Jill Stuart products has always been quite girly and I admit that I do fall for this trap, I mean, who doesn’t??? The eye shadow colors are really shimmery and I am super excited to try them out. I absolutely love how its palette looks like a jewlery box as well (as shown in the second photo abo

IMG_1105I also got the custard lip pot, which is a lip gloss packaged into a cute pot. Although I normally don’t go for lip glosses that require using my finger for application, due to hygiene reasons, but I found it too cute to resist! I really like the small detailing of the red sparkly crystal like decoration on the lid, it just adds that bit of glamour to it.

IMG_1094The Japanese cosmetic brand, Esprique, which not everyone may be as familiar with, is another brand that has caught my attention a few years ago. My favorite Japanese pop singer, Namie Amuro, is the sponsor behind this brand, and being her fan for more than 10 years, I had to support and try out Esprique.

IMG_1091I really like how their eye shadow palettes have step by step guidelines using English alphabets along with an image, teaching you how to apply the eye shadow. The packaging of this eye shadow palette is less girly but I actually prefer the selection of colors over the Jill Staurt eye shadow palette. I’ve not tried any of these products so i am really looking forward to see what these beauty gems are all about.

For details on the products i purchased, please see below:

  • Jill Stuart illuminance eyes, model # CC917A
  • Jill Stuart Patisserie collection, custard lip pot, model #C4, chocolat custard
  • Esprique Precious dress on shiny eyes, by Beaute de KOSE, model # C-3



What are your favorite cosmetic brands that you turn to?



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8 responses to “Jill Stuart & Esprique – precious gems

  1. swisshera

    Oh so cute! I walked passed their stores and got attracted by their packaging cases too, so adorable!

    I use Sulwhasoo nowadays and I used to use CDP before the baby. CDP feels great on the skin and now my hormone changed, Sulwhasoo helped me out to moisturize my skin 🙂

  2. I love that eye color – what gorgeous colors!

    Pearls & Paws

  3. Jill Stuart always has such gorgeous packaging! I’m always so scared to use pretty products cause I love to keep everything pristine haha. Which is why I stick to products that work that aren’t packaged so beautifully so I’ll actually use them lol 🙂

  4. Wow these palettes look perfect! 🙂

  5. I have an obsession with Chanel lipsticks 🙂 If I feel bad, I just buy one and feel better. Seriously!


  6. I had no idea Jill Stuart even made makeup! haha I love Urban Decay eyeshadows and a recent favorite is the Benefit Easiest Nudes Ever set – I use it all the time and it’s a great price, too! Other than that I love Stila just in general, and Make Up For Ever for their foundation – best one I’ve ever used! (The HD foundation, in case you were wondering!)

  7. I’ve bought Jill Stuart before but was a bit disappointed. I bought a corally colour and it was just too sheer – I was drawn in by it’s princessy packaging! I much prefer Asian brands, they just work so much better on my skin so my faves are Shiseido Macquillage and I love the Laniege primer!

    Oooh and yes, the nail polish that I bought is a British brand! Not sure if it’s available to buy in HK yet but I’m sure in time it will appear!

  8. I love the packaging! So elegant and glamorous. Packaging gets me every time too hehe

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