From the category archives:

2011 Spring

Kanebo Kate Gradical Eyes A PU-1 Spring 2011 1

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Shortly after I purchased Kanebo Kate‘s Gradical Eyes A in GD-1 (my first purchase from this popular Japanese drugstore beauty line), I decided to go for PU-1 from the same range. (It was released in spring 2011.) Today I am sharing my thoughts on this palette.

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Kanebo Coffret d'Or Cover Clear Finish UV SPF18 PA++ Spring Summer 2011 Base Makeup 1

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Kanebo Coffret d’Or‘s Cover Clear Finish UV SPF18 PA++ was released as part of the line’s spring/summer 2011 base makeup collection. (The collection also features Lucent Glow Finish UV SPF 17 PA++. They replaced Makeup Powder, which was released in spring/summer 2008 and is the line’s first loose powder.) It aims to even out the appearance of pores and create a smooth finish for the skin.

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Paul and Joe Sale Winter 2011 1

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First of all, apologies for the delay in posting about this stash update.

I have to admit that, ever since the last Paul & Joe winter sale, I had been waiting for the next one. (Paul & Joe does have items on sale during the summer sale, but the lineup is usually not as impressive, and I didn’t purchase any sale item last summer.) There were a lot of items on sale for the winter sale 2011, and, for the first time (that I can remember), holiday limited-edition items were sold at reduced prices at Paul & Joe counters right on the other side of Christmas.

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Kose Visee Glam Shade Eyes GR-5 Spring 2011 1

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New phase, new brand.

After a couple of years of on-and-off investigation, I decided to start bringing greens into my usual repertoire of pinks, purples, and neutrals. Not just any green, but warm olive-toned greens, preferably with a gold undertone. (I don’t think cooler jewel-toned greens would suit me.)

Visée is a popular drugstore makeup line from Kosé. Glam Shade Eyes in GR-5, from the line’s spring 2011 collection, is not my first ever Visée item (see pictures of my Dual Shine Rouge Palette from holiday 2006, my first Visée product), but this is my first ever eyeshadow product from the line. The obvious warmth of the shades and the tone-on-tone color combination (which is great for me to play with the different shades of green) are the main reasons why I decided to get it.

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Burberry Lip Mist 209 Feather Pink Spring Summer 2011 Makeup 1

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Recently, quite a few major makeup brands have released sheer or semi-sheer ranges of lipsticks, from Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine (see review here) and Dior’s revamped Dior Addict Lipstick to YSL’s Volupté Sheer Candy and Laura Mercier’s Gel Lip Colour. For spring/summer 2011, Burberry (see brand profile here) has released Lip Mist, also a range of semi-sheer lipsticks. Today I am highlighting 209 Feather Pink.

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Dior Palette Lady Dior Summer Fall 2011 1(image/info from www.dior.com)

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Dior will be releasing Palette Lady Dior as an ultra-exclusive item (as with the Tailleur Bar Palette and the Mitzah Palette Set). It is inspired by the new Tweed and Crocodile Lady Dior Bag, one of the latest editions of the iconic Lady Dior bag from Spring/Summer 2011.

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Dior Tweed and Crocodile Lady Dior Bag Spring Summer 2011 1(Tweed and Crocodile Lady Dior Bag)
(image from www.diorcouture.com)

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Even though I adore the style of the Lady Dior bag, I am not overly keen on the tweed version or the palette itself. (I think I prefer my own Lady Dior from spring 2009.) But…who knows…maybe I will change my mind about the palette if I have a chance to see it in person……

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Related posts:

Dior Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Dior Detective Chic & Diorissime Palettes

Dior Pretty Charm

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RMK Cleansing Oil S 1

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In April, RMK renewed some of its cleansing products. Cleansing Oil S and Cleansing Milk C replaced the previous versions, and Cleansing Balm M was introduced. Today I am reviewing the new Cleansing Oil S and Cleansing Balm M.

RMK’s Cleansing Oil N is one of my favorite makeup-removing products, and I have been using it ever since it replaced Cleansing Oil (which I also used continuously). Therefore, I was curious to see how different the new Cleansing Oil S was going to be. It turned out that there are some noticeable differences:

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Spring 2011 Makeup 1(Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in (clockwise from bottom)
52 Fétiche, 66 Bel-Ami, 60 Antigone, and 54 Boy)

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In the last few years, Chanel has been regularly releasing new lip items, such as Rouge Allure, Rouge Coco, Rouge Allure Laque, and Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss. Launched this spring, Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine is the latest addition. As I personally prefer semi-sheer lip items, I am quite excited about this new product.

Rouge Coco Shine comes in a slimmer case than that of Rouge Coco. (The lengths are the same and the gold bands are placed in the same position.) I like Rouge Allure’s substantial case but Rouge Coco Shine’s sleeker look also appeals to me.

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SUQQU Spring Summer 2011 Base Makeup Kit 2011 1(image/info from i-voce.jp)

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On June 3rd, SUQQU will release Base Makeup Kit 2011 in Japan. The kit includes:

- choice of one of the four Frame Fix Foundations (Liquid, Cream, Lasting Pact (with case) & Moist Pact (with case))
- Face Protector R (15g (half-size))
- Nuancing Loose Powder Glow (5g)
- original pouch

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Related posts:

SUQQU Spring/Summer 2011 Base Makeup Release

SUQQU Spring 2010 Makeup Collection
(featuring 2010 Base Makeup Kit)

Makeup Review: SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipsticks

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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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