Spring 2009 Makeup Top 10 (Part 1)

by PJ on Monday, March 16, 2009

in -Elégance, -Esprique (Precious), -Kosé, -Maquillage, -RMK, -Shiseido, 2009 Spring, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, seasonal makeup top 10

Spring makeup collections tend to be my favorites as compared with collections from the rest of the year, since the colors are usually soft, fresh, and wearable. This week, I will be counting down my top ten spring 2009 makeup collections.

10. Maquillage

(Maquillage Eyes Creators 3D)
(image from www.shiseido.co.jp/mq)

(Maquillage Face Creators 3D)
(image from www.shiseido.co.jp/mq)

Maquillage rolled out a large collection for spring 2009, changed a few of the brand ambassadors, and modified the packaging. The collection focuses on creating dimension for the face and the facial features. The Face Creator 3D includes highlighters, contourers and a blusher and aims to create depth for the face and a delicate jawline.

9. RMK

(image from www.rmkrmk.com)

RMK‘s spring 2009 collection, Spring Translucence, is full of soft ethereal hues. The idea is to use moderately pigmented shades with a gently luminous finish to enhance the lucidity of the complexion (rather than to cover the face with opaque colors). The star item is the Translucent Cheeks & Eyes, with one warmer and one cooler variation. The other items in the collection are also well-balanced and features both warmer and cooler shades.

8. Elégance

(Elégance EyeShadows)
(image from www.elegance-cosmetics.com)

(Elégance Radiance Quartet)
(image from www.elegance-cosmetics.com)

Like Sonia Rykiel and Paul & Joe, Elégance is a French fashion line with its beauty range mainly available in Asia. I particularly like the glamorous and opulent golden cases for many of its products. (Please see my profile of the brand here.) For spring 2009, the four new Eyeshadow palettes reflect all the main seasonal color trends (pinks, purples, and neutrals). The new Radiance Quartet is among the three cheek items from Elégance that I really want to check out in person.

7. Esprique Precious

(Esprique Precious True Impact Eyes)
(image from ep-bko.com)

Usually, spring is when most Japanese brands bring out the largest point makeup collection, but Kosé’s Esprique Precious‘ spring 2009 collection is very concise and consists of four eye palettes, two lipsticks and two lip glosses. The purple eye palette (True Impact Eyes in T-3) is featured as the main item of the collection. (Please see the ad image here.) I am still a little tempted to try this palette, as the purple seems to have the right tone for my complexion.

The countdown continues in Part 2 and Part 3.

Related posts:

Spring 2009 Makeup Trend Report

Maquillage Clean Contrast Eyes 2 in SV844

Maquillage Forming Shiny Eyes in 52

RMK Water Colors Eyes in 02 Lavender

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

jojoba Tuesday, March 17, 2009

girl, i suddenly want to try some Elégance. but where can i find it? thanks


Ena Pang Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HI PJ :)

I love the new Marquillage range, I’ve read about them on some Japanese magazines too.

Hope you could give me some more advice, Me and my husband are going to Japan in a week, I will not miss out on those Cosmetic brands you mentioned :) I was also wondering I heard those make up / skin care pharmacy is really good too, do you know what will they be called in Japanese, or if they have a special sign I can look out for :)

Also any other special tips on which store to visit at Tokyo for make up and skin care

Thank you


Thepunkcat Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tha Maquillage range is amazing, IMO~~ The new cases are so chic!
And those Elégance Radiance Quartets look lovely as well:)


PJ Friday, March 20, 2009

Hi Jojoba,

Elégance is currently available in Japan and Taiwan. It may be available in Hong Kong as well, but I am not really sure about this.

If you are interested in trying products from Elégance, ichibankao.com may be able to help you source them and ship them to you.

Thank you very much for your question! :)


PJ Friday, March 20, 2009

Hi Ena,

I see. I have written an article titled “Beauty City Guide – Tokyo”, which is currently on my “Best of Blusher” list on my blog sidebar. I think it might have most of the information that you are looking for.

If you do have other questions, please keep me posted! :)

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog, and I hope you and your husband will have a great time in Japan :)


PJ Friday, March 20, 2009

Hi Eru,

I do really like the look of the Elégance Radiance Quartets. They look both elegant and glamorous. Hope I will be able to see them in person later on.

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)


Syn@3sTh3sI@ Friday, March 20, 2009

I’m still waiting for the new Maquilage Face Creators 3D here… Have they out in Malaysia yet ? kekeke… I’m definitely check out the RMK next weekend if I’m free…


Ena Pang Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hi PJ,

Sorry about the stupid question, I some how missed that post.

But anyway your beauty shopping post on Tokyo is great, exactly what I’m looking for :)

keep up with the great work



PJ Monday, March 23, 2009

Hi Syn@3sTh3sI@,

I would certainly like to see the Face Creators 3D in person. (A couple of the variations look suitable for my complexion.) RMK’s spring 2009 collection is out in the UK now as well and I had a look at it. Let me know what you think if you have a chance to see it.

Thank you for your comment again! :)


PJ Monday, March 23, 2009

Hi Ena,

That’s okay. Don’t apologize! :)

I am happy that the Beauty City Guide on Tokyo is helpful. Have a great time in Japan, and thank you for stopping by again! :)


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