Shiseido Paperlight Cream Eye Color is available in eight shades. (from top) The five we recommend for Asian skin: GY908 Usuzumi Beige Gray; OR707 Sango Coral; VI304 Shobu Purple; BL706 Asagi Blue and PK201 Nobara Pink.

Inspired by Japanese washi paper – you know, the kind that origami papers are made of, the Shiseido Paperlight Cream Eye Color is a series of vibrant cream eyeshadows with a translucent yet matte finish, much like the traditional Japanese washi paper.

Created by the Japanese brand’s artistic director Dick Page, the texture is light and glides comfortably onto the eyelids; it also claims to be crease-resistant, meaning the pigments stay put and won’t fall off or end up everywhere on your face except where they’re supposed to be – your eyelids. Bonus: the formula is dermatologist-tested and free of fragrances.

And just how easy is it to use Shiseido’s Paperlight Cream Eye Color? It’s so easy, you don’t need a mirror. Our go-to makeup guru Larry Yeo says: “You can literally swipe it over your eyelids without worrying that it will leave a harsh line – and your eye makeup is done. The colours are not too intense and dramatic, and not too sheer that you have to strain to see the colour.” The Shiseido Paperlight Cream Eye Color is available at $35 a pop.


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This story first appeared in the October 2017 issue of Her World Magazine. Photography: Raymond Lee/Capsule Productions. Styling: Sherli Chong.