Shiseido Hydro-Power Eyeshadow - Spring Plum (H4)

Shiseido Hydropower eyeshadow - moisturizing creamy shadow that transform into long-wearing lustrous powder.


I have the shade Spring Plum (H4) - a plum base with fine green shimmer in it. That's what it actually looks like, but it shows up different based under different lights. Either the green or the plum might get played up more - but I kind of like it that way - is definitely not boring :) This was the only eyeshadow in this range which was dual-coloured this way - all the other being single colours. All of them, though, are shimmery.



There is a generous 6 g of product - comes in a cute little clear plastic pot with a sponge applicator in a cute black pouch (that's about all cute about it - I don't use the applicator). I just use a clean finger to apply the shadow.


Its super smooth and easy to apply and can be applied sheer or more heavily depending on how intense you would want the colour to show up.

The pale green shimmer just does not get picked up by the camera - is the best I could get :(
With this particular shade, though, on my skin the plum kind of gets less obvious and the green starts getting more prominent the more heavily I apply it - I have a feeling it looks different on different skin colours because I have read people complaining about plum being the dominant colour showing up and not the green (am guessing that happens with lighter skin colours)! It lasts a long while and can be used as an awesome base for similar colours.

I do wish Shiseido made some colours in this range with maybe a bit less shimmery/frosty finish.

Swatches - it never did photograph the same ever!


Guess this is the most reliable colour swatch :D
Being someone who just about barely applies one eyeshadow properly, I find the ease of application of this shadow superconvenient. It stays on and visible for a long time and does not make my lids oily. I do wish the shimmer/frost was a little less - there are places I would not want to use this - though, a sheerer application works just fine for places less formal.

Ooops, I almost forgot, this is also the most travel-friendly eyeshadow ever - no leakage, no broken shadow, no need for extra brush :D Plus the shade goes with most of the colours.

Cost: Rs. 1600/6 g

A must-have from Shiseido? I won't say that, but it sure is good. Try swatching at a counter to get a more accurate idea about the colour. What would be your favorite cream eyeshadow?

29 comments:

  1. Pretty color Rads.I feel like it feels like u've used more than one e/s even tho its a all over wash.I guess the dual tone and shimmer give it dimension. <3

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  2. Pretty pretty shade and the applicator pouch is just too cute! :)

    ♥xx♥

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  3. Hey Rads, This is Ashu.I have been following your blog since many months now. Have read almost all your posts. Your reviews are always well written and are very useful. I have ordered for "The Japanese skincare revolution" book after reading the review here.I would like to follow some of the techniques mentioned there. I am from Bangalore. Could you please let me know where do you get the Shiseido products from? Do you have any idea, where can I get it in Bangalore.It would be really great if you could suggest some place or site. Thanks and keep up the good work :) Will keep following your blog.Take care..

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  4. Sharon - it does look that way. Guess people who are good at blending and mixing shadows would be able to do a wow job with some other shadows along with this.

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  5. Cynthia - It is cute, and I have kept it safely unused :D

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  6. Ashu - Hiii..and thankyou :) :) :) Hope you find the book useful - it is a nice read for anyone interested in skincare. Shiseido products - they are available at the Shiseido counter at Lifestyle, Koramangala (the one at Sony Junction, Inner Ring Road). I am not sure where else its available in Bangalore, but I will find out and update here.

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  7. this surely looks like a nice e/s...quite similar to aqua creams...how much does this cost?

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  8. Hiii HD :) Its Rs. 1600/6 g - it is similar to Aquacreams, but this one works only as an eyeshadow. I don't know how different the two are consistency-wise, though, since no MUFE here :-(

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  9. Hey Rads.. Ashu here. Thanks for such a quick response.Lifestyle is quite close to my place. I'll be picking the products from there soon.Yay!! Thank u so much.. :)

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  10. Oh wowww...that's easy then for you Ashu :D

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  11. Ashu, you can type your name in the name/url field (option right above Anonymous) - unless you already knew that in which case just ignore my gibberish :P :D :D

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  12. Oh gooooooooooodddddd!! Radhika, this is gorgeous shade.. me no like you a single but now....Painnnnnn::((

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  13. I think I'll call it a must have from Shisiedo. :P :P

    I am soooo staring at it.....he he he :P

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  14. Me no bald yet :-(( And now me to look like Hagrid :-((

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  15. Hagrid also had a beard. :D :D :D :D :D

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  16. Is EXACTLY what I was trying to say :-(( Only thing missing is hands the size of dustbin lids..but I am eating enough to reach there soon :D

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  17. the colour is lovely...not bright to scare people away...and even though you tried hard, I can still see your big camera....he he he

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  18. I SAW TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....hehehheeeee...is so clear naaaa..me fascinated!!!

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  19. Oh sure Rads. This would be much nicer :).

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  20. Hi Rads, A very lust-worthy product indeed, but not OK for oily lids I guess?

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  21. Hiii Sabrina..I have read other people's reviews saying it stays on a lot, but I would have to agree with your doubts on that. I don't have too much of a problem with oily lids, mine are kind of dryish-normal, so I couldn't tell for sure. It didn't get oily the way some other cream eyeshadows get on my lids though.

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  22. Thanks, Rads, I will check this out for sure.

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  23. Lovely color rads...looking so pretty on your eye!! :) :)

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  24. a MUA friend of mine ... told me its a must have from Shiseido ... thanks so much dear for sharing this .. m gonna pick one soon :)
    ur eyes r beautiful :)

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  25. Hii Rashmi..when did you leave this comment..never saw!! Am sure the colour would look great on you - the silver-plum look you did is a kind of similar combination of colours and looked good on you :)

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