RMK Spring Shimmer 2011 Haul and Swatches

RMK Spring Shimmer Collection for Spring 2011.  
I rocked this look in the 80's.  Flammable windbreak and all.
My RMK haul!  Thanks Hubs!

A quick word on Japanese makeup.  Don't we love things we can't have?  Thinking about hard to get items sometimes make me want them so much more.  If you saw my post about Japanese magazines over the weekend, I just have a soft spot for some of these lines.  I love the colors and textures, and usually the packaging is just adorable.  However, one thing that has turned me off in recent years is the price.  Japanese makeup in general just tends to be more expensive than in the US.  Also with the exchange rate and the weakened dollar, it's easier to appreciate the things you have at home. 

But I was delighted when my husband brought back a haul for me from his recent trip to Taiwan.  It was really thoughtful of him!  Here are some of the items he picked out which are from RMK's spring collection.

RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes in SH-08 Shiny Gray.  A shimmering blue grey.
RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes in ME-01 Metallic Silver. A chunky silvery white.
RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes in SH-01 Shiny Brown Gold.
RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes in ME-02 Metallic Gold. A chunky light gold.
Crayon & Powder Eyes new for Spring 2011 in 02.  Here's the crayon side.
Crayon & Powder Eyes new for Spring 2011 in 02.  Here's the powder side. 

I was surprised that this was the most expensive item from the haul.  I definitely don't think it's worth the $50+ that it translate into (and neither did my hub).  But the green is so pretty, and I can already think of quite a few uplifting possibilities for spring looks!

Swatches.  Click to enlarge.

Left to right: Crayon and Power, SH-08 Shiny Grey, ME-01 Metallic Silver, SH-01 Shiny Brown Gold, ME-02 Metallic Gold.

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RMK Spring Shimmer - Spring Summer 2011 - Haul And Presents from Taiwan!

 RMK Haul

Hubs just got back from a business trip to Asia, and he was soooooooooo nice to do some haulage for me while he was there.  I have to give kudos to any man brave enough to walk up to a cosmetics counter, let alone one in a foreign country where you don't speak the language.  

He knows I have a weakness for hard to get and pricey Japanese brands, and he was nice enough to bring new products from RMK's spring line.  I will have complete swatches and eye looks to follow.  My initial impressions are excited.  I love the pressed eyeshadows.  Two of the more metallic shades have chunky glitter and look like they would be perfect for highlighting near the tearducts.  I was cracking up when my husband was giving me instructions that he had learned from the sales associate on how to apply the product.  It was really cute!  

 Another present. A keychain from Din Tai Fung.

If you live close to a Din Tai Fung location, I highly recommend going!  We went on a recent trip to LA and stuffed ourselves!  Hubs brought back this nice little keepsake from his last trip Taiwan.

Bao Zai in a cute spring outfit.

Have you ever sent a S.O. or loved one out for makeup or nail polish?  What was the result?