About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Shopplr, a site on fashion, beauty and design. Esme is the founder of Mapplr.com (travel guides and hotel reviews) and MuniWireless (WiFi networks).

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation review

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation is the glowy version of last year’s fantastic Synchro Skin Lasting foundation. It is less matte than the Skin Lasting foundation so if you have dry skin or if you want a less matte look, this new foundation from Shiseido is perfect for you. It is now available in […]

Shiseido 7 Lights Powder Illuminator review

Shiseido 7 Lights Powder Illuminator is a gorgeous powder composed of seven colours in an elegant compact with a mirror and a soft, luxurious brush. The powder looks sparkly and bright in photographs but in reality, it is a soft, finely milled powder that isn’t sparkly or shiny. It is the most versatile powder compact […]

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact Review

I bought the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact in Japan in May 2016 and I have had two months to test this latest foundation from Bobbi Brown. I assume you are familiar with cushion foundations, which appeared first in Asia from Korean cosmetics companies such as Laneige and Etude House. American and European companies […]

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is an eyeliner in a pot, which you apply with an eyeliner brush. The gel formula is highly pigmented and comes in 19 colors. According to Bobbi Brown, it is water-proof, smudge-proof and lasts for 12 hours. I owned one of these Bobbi Brown pot eyeliners many years ago […]

Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Skin Sensor Base UV

Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Skin Sensor Base UV is a primer (or base) which you apply before foundation. This is the latest makeup base from Shiseido Maquillage and it contains a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 25 (PA+++). The purpose of this base is to ensure that your makeup lasts throughout the day. In Japan, the […]

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder is the latest translucent powder from Bobbi Brown, whose signature look is the natural and polished face. The powder comes in six shades: Porcelain, Bare, Nude, Buff, Golden and Rich (lightest to darkest skin tone). Unlike a typical translucent powder, the Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder pan contains a chessboard […]

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil is not your typical brow pencil. It has a unique slant tip for quick, precise definition. I had always found it difficult to fill in my sparse brows in a way that looks natural. This brow pencil has made it much easier for me to apply color (quickly) without […]

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude eye palette 2016

The Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude eye palette is a limited edition palette launched in spring 2016 as part of the Malibu Nudes collection. It consists of five matte eye shadows in neutral colors designed to suit all skin tones. If it seems as if you’ve seen this palette before, you probably have. Bobbi Brown […]