Friday, May 17, 2013

Addiction Tuxedo Moon and Sugar Rusk Palettes (Jean-Michel Basquiat)

Hi all!

I hope everyone is well this morning. As of yesterday I received a lovely package from Japan!

Addiction Sugar Rusk on the left, Tuxedo Moon on the right

This is the summer collection I've been waiting for this year. I will give you a quick first impression and swatches since I'm literally running behind already and it's only 10 am :(

From the promo photos, Sugar Rusk's shades looked deeper and darker than what you actually have. I was a bit taken aback since I wanted to see some rich, deeper colors. 

Packaging: I stood there staring at my palettes for several minutes, oooh-ing and aaah-ing over the packaging. It's sleek, black packaging, square in shape, with neat graffiti type designs that Jean-Michel Basquiat was known for. Sadly from what it seems, that Ichibankao is sold out of the limited edition packaging. It's really a winner for me, especially since it hits close to my home (NYC) :).

Colors and Textures: Sugar Rusk was a bit of a surprise, but overall I am always won over by the complexity, smoothness of the non-matte shades. The mattes are easy to work with, apply and blend as well. Tuxedo Moon consists of three matte shades, and one satin type finish eyeshadow. The black isn't as intense as the pan makes it seem, but it has a small silver shimmer, and the other colors are quite lovely too. Both pictures are taken with natural lighting, no flash.

Sugar Rusk
Tuxedo Moon

Overall I'm really happy with my purchases, and I got them from Ichibankao for 8100 Yen, plus shipping.


  1. Hi Again- I love the minky shade in Sugar Rusk- I find the matte shades in most other brands dont look good on lids and are hard to blend , even Nars- How does Texudo Moon fare- my last Shu Uemura matte palette was a dud! Are you planning to purchase anymore of the quads?
    Do you have faves from Addiction singles you would wholeheartedly recommend- I one have two :Flashback and Midnight drive(mmm is that the name?)

  2. As for mattes -- these are nicer than NARS and are easier to use than most matte eyeshadows. Another brand who makes great mattes -- Burberry. In regards to other Addiction shades: Fudge, rigoletto, singita....I have a few more but I forget the name. Those are great starters.

  3. Oohhh I'm looking forward to seeing looks with these!

  4. i noticed on your twitter page that you were able to get the armani eyes to kill eyeshadow #14 just wondering if you can help me get one i will pay for everything embarrassed to ask but i know that its a exclusive to europe thanks

    1. the person who helped me get it is now back in the USA. if anything if you have friends in europe that can help you get one, thats probably the easiest method.