News, Update, & Stash Addition

by PJ on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

in -Cosme Decorte, -Kosé, -Magie Deco, -Paul & Joe, -Shiseido, 2010 Spring, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, mineral makeup, stash focus

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– Shiseido Co., Ltd. will acquire Bare Escentuals, Inc. through a US subsidiary (Blush Acquisition Corporation). You can read more about the acquisition at Yahoo! Finance.
(information from Nikkei Net and Yahoo! Finance)

– My post on Paul & Joe’s spring 2010 makeup collection has been updated with more images of the Disney collection. Do have a look!

– I have got my first Magie Deco item (Shadow Brilliance II in DC 025 Foxy Lady) and my first impression of it is very good. I will be reviewing it later on.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

miss wiggle Thursday, January 21, 2010

Whaaaaat? Shiseido buys Bare Escentials?!

My goodness it's taking over the world! :O


Anonymous Friday, January 22, 2010

Would you happen to know whether Sofina Primavista Bright Up Base contains alcohol or not? Or the foundations?

I'm looking for a new foundation actually and some asian foundations seem to be light enough for me (I'm very pale), but the ingredients are rather hard to find.


PJ Monday, January 25, 2010

Hi Miss Wiggle,

I was surprised to read about this as well. I think this shows some interesting dynamics in the world economy, and I also think this somewhat reflects the mineral makeup trend in Asia.

Thank you for your comment again! :)


PJ Monday, January 25, 2010


I have a sample of Sofina Primavista's Bright-Up Base. It has the full ingredient list on the back and alcohol (ethanol) is on the list.

Generally, primers and liquid foundations from Japanese brands do contain alcohol, which is why I don't often go for them.

Official websites of major Japanese beauty brands do not usually feature full ingredient lists of their products. The only ways to see the ingredient lists are to see the boxes of the actual products at the counters and to look for bloggers who include the lists in their reviews.

(Also, do bear in mind that the ingredient lists will be in Japanese in Japan. But they should be accompanied by English versions when they are sold in other countries.)

Hope it helps, and thank you for your questions! :)


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