From the category archives:

2011 Fall

Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Impression Eyes 552 Brown Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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I currently have four variations of Sofina Aube Couture‘s Designing Impression Eyes, and today I am sharing my thoughts on 552 Brown, which was released in fall 2011. (Read my reviews of 553 Purple (fall 2011), 555 Brown (spring 2012), and 561 Purple (fall 2012).)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Impression Eyes 553 Purple Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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Sofina‘s color makeup line, Aube, was revamped in December 2008 to become Aube Couture. I had a chance to see Aube Couture in person earlier this year and I was very impressed by the Designing Impression Eyes series, which was launched in fall 2011. I currently have four palettes from the series, and 553 Purple was the first one I purchased. It is my first ever item from Aube Couture, and therefore I am highlighting it in my Stash Debut 2012 series.

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Kose Fasio Glass Reflection Eyes BR-2 Fall 2011 1

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Today my Stash Debut 2012 series continues with Fasio’s Glass Reflection Eyes in BR-2.

Like Elsia, which I featured in Part 1 of the series, Fasio is a drugstore beauty line owned by Kosé. It currently carries base makeup, point makeup, and suncare items. The Glass Reflection Eyes series (5 variations, ¥1575) was released in Japan on July 16th 2011 as part of the line’s fall 2011 makeup collection, and I went for the gold-toned BR-2.

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Kose Visee Glam Glow Eyes GR-4 Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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Happy New Year, everyone!

In my first post in 2012, I will be sharing my thoughts on Visée‘s Glam Glow Eyes in GR-4. The Glam Glow Eyes series (available in 5 variations) is from Visée’s fall 2011 makeup collection. I have previously reviewed BR-3.

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Kanebo Lunasol Modeling Cheeks EX01 Soft Pink Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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Most of the time, the products from Lunasol‘s seasonal collections that attract most of my attention are the eyeshadow palettes. However, for fall 2011, I found the Three-Dimensional Eyes palettes a little too muted for my liking and I was much more drawn to the two limited-edition variations of Modeling Cheeks (EX01 Soft Pink and EX02 Soft Coral). Since I tend to prefer cool-toned blushers and I already have Lunasol’s Contrasting Cheeks in 03 Light Orange, which is a very warm-toned shade, I decided to pick up EX01 Soft Pink.

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YSL Blush Radiance 3 Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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For fall 2011, YSL launched Blush Radiance as part of the brand’s fall 2011 Midnight Garden makeup collection. (It is replacing Blush Variation in certain countries.) It is available in 5 variations, and each includes two shades deigned to be blended together. Today I am featuring 3 & 4.

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Park Hotel Tokyo 2011 1(image from www.ozmall.co.jp,
info from www.parkhoteltokyo.com & www.ozmall.co.jp)

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Shiseido, in collaboration with Park Hotel Tokyo and OZmall, has launched Majolica Majorca Collaboration Room 2011.

Park Hotel Tokyo’s luxurious Tokyo Tower View Park Suite has been transformed into a Majolica Majorca princess’ dream residence. The room decor incorporates the blue-and-white color scheme of Majorlica Majorca’s holiday 2011 makeup collection.

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Kose Visee SmackyGlam Fall Holiday 2011 1(image/info from www.visee.jp)

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Kosé Visée has released a limited-edition makeup collection in collaboration with Japanese fashion line SmackyGlam in Japan on October 16th. The collection includes:

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Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne 1

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From the crisp and zesty Lime Basil & Mandarin to the soft and romantic Red Roses, Jo Malone shows that clean and uncomplicated fragrances don’t have to be one-dimensional. Launched a few weeks ago, Wild Bluebell is another great example of seamless scent craftsmanship.

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Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-in-One B. B. Cream SPF 15 Light 1

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Over the years, one of the questions that I have been asked the most by my readers is “Have you tried B. B. creams?”

Personally, B. B. creams don’t fit in with my daily skincare/makeup routine. Currently, when I don’t wear makeup, my daytime routine ends with Olay’s Complete Care Daily Sensitive UV Fluid SPF 15. When I do want coverage, I wear ZA’s Two-Way Foundation on top of the Olay moisturizer. Generally, I prefer pigmented products for face, eyes, and cheeks to be powder-based. (Powder foundations suit my sebaceous skin a lot more, and I find powder eyeshadows (especially those from Japanese lines) and blushers a lot easier to work with. Also, I very rarely wear primers.) Therefore, I haven’t been tempted to purchase a B. B. cream.

However, today, I am taking you through the basics of B. B. creams and I will be reviewing Garnier‘s Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-in-One B. B. Cream.

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