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3rd: Magie Deco

Kose Cosme Decorte Magie Deco Spring 2011 Makeup 1(image from www.cosmedecorte.com/magiedeco)

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Magie Deco’s spring 2011 Sugar Magic makeup collection features light lilacs and neutrals with a touch of green. The color combinations of Magie Deco’s eyeshadow palettes are usually slightly more unusual and unpredictable (see Magie Deco’s fall 2009 makeup collection), but the wearability of this collection and the soft looks that it can create are certainly appealing to me.

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2nd: Coffret D’Or

Kanebo Coffret D'Or Spring 2011 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/coffretdor)

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As the main makeup line of one of the largest beauty companies in Japan, Coffret D’Or gets continuous magazine coverage. Partly because of this, I have been getting used to its new look. (But I still much prefer the previous one.)

It seems that the shift to a more friendly and approachable brand image has paid off. According to Coffret D’Or’s website (as you can see in the photo above), the new Essence Stay Rouge (a liquid lipstick), the key item in the collection, has sold more than 550,000 since the launch of the collection last December. (That is about 5,500 sold every single day since its launch.) Liquid lipsticks are not the type of product I usually go for, but I do like my Eyes Appeal Shadow in 01 Sweet Brown.

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1st: Lunasol

Kanebo Lunasol Spring 2011 Makeup 93(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/lunasol)

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For its spring 2011 makeup collection, Lunasol manages to do three things at the same time: staying true to its aesthetics and philosophy (with another purification-themed collection), coming up with beautifully fresh, vivid but wearable shades, and staying on-trend (with the grey-toned Ocean Scene Eyes in 04 Smoky Ocean).

The Aquatic Purification theme is reflected not only on colors but also on product designs. Non-powder water-based items such as Shining Ocean Eyes (limited edition), Cream Cheeks (limited edition) and Full Glamour Liquid Lips are all brand new products from Lunasol. All these attributes make this collection a winner for me.

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Related posts:

Magie Deco Shadow Brilliance II in DC025 Foxy Lady

Coffret D’Or Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

Lunasol Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Wednesday, March 30, 2011

May I ask how the prices for Lunasol in the UK compare to the original Japanese prices?

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PJ Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hi Lisa,

Lunasol is not available in the UK. In case you haven’t, do have a look at my FAQ page for more information on purchasing Japanese cosmetics on-line.

http://www.atouchofblusher.com/faq

Hope it helps, and thank you for stopping by again! :)

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Lisa Friday, April 1, 2011

Yes, very! Sorry I missed it before!

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PJ Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hi Lisa,

No problem. Glad that it helps! :)

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V. Lavender Sunday, April 10, 2011

I’m really enjoying your 3 part post for spring 2011! I’m going to China soon and I can’t wait to STOCK UP on everything. I even printed out your posts for reference! -_-

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PJ Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hi V. Lavender,

I am really glad that you enjoyed the spring 2011 makeup countdown. I hope you will have a good trip and that you will get many lovely makeup goodies! :)

Thank you for stopping by again! :)

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Mari Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I have lunasol’s ocean blue eyes (the third one on the picture). It is one of the only one which looks natural. The SA tried several on me. It is very shimmery, so I find it a bit over the top but still a very feminine palette. So all in all i recommend it. Another one which has caught my eye is cosme decorte’s aq. It is all over Japanese mags. Very easy to use I suppose.

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PJ Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hi Mari,

Thank you for sharing your experience. I do like the Ocean Scene Eyes series and I am looking forward to the two new variations for summer. I think EX01 Shelly Ocean will suit me quite well.

Thank you very much again for your comment! :)

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