From the category archives:

2012 Fall

Paul and Joe Lipsticks Fall 2014 Makeup 1

(the new Paul & Joe Lipstick lineup, with 13 new shades)
(images/info from www.paul-joe-beaute.com)

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Based on the information on Paul & Joe‘s fall 2014 makeup collection, it appeared that 8 of the 20 Lipstick shades (launched in fall 2012) would be discontinued. I noticed earlier that Paul & Joe had updated its official website to feature the collection, and we now know exactly which 8 shades will be discontinued:

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Vecua Honey Wonder Honey Honey Dew Hand Creams 1

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Today, my Stash Debut series, which highlights my first purchases from various brands/lines, focuses on Vecua Honey.

Launched in April 2011, Vecua Honey is a sister brand of the Japanese beauty brand Vecua. While Vecua (debuted in 2003) is a high-end brand sold in department stores and has a clean and sophisticated look (see my brand profile on Vecua), Vecua Honey’s image is more youthful, fun and whimsical. Vecua Honey’s products feature honey as well as other natural ingredients.

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Kanebo Coffret d'Or Beauty Collection Total Designing Set EX-2 Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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For fall 2012, Kanebo Coffret d’Or released four limited-edition sets of Beauty Collection Total Designing Set. Each set included a variation of Beauty Face Shadow, which was first released as part of the line’s late summer/ early fall 2012 makeup collection. As I really liked 02 Cream Brown from the collection (it is still among my favorite neutral-toned eyeshadow palettes), I decided to go for Beauty Collection Total Designing Set in EX-2, featuring Beauty Face Shadow in 05 Lavender Purple.

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Shiseido ZA Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation Fall 2012 Base Makeup 1

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I have been using Shiseido ZA‘s powder foundations for a long time, and I have been using ZA’s Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation (launched in spring 2010) since 2011. In fall 2012, Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation was launched and it replaced Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation. I decided to try it out.

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Cezanne Silk Touch Cheek 01 Pink Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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After 2012, the Stash Debut series is now back as a regular series, and I will continue to share my thoughts on items I purchased from brands/lines I hadn’t purchased from before. Today, let’s have a look at Cezanne!

Cezanne is a Japanese drugstore beauty brand. Launched in 1964, it will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The brand is known for its affordability and consistent quality. The packaging of the products is usually kept very simple. I wanted to try products from Cezanne for quite some time, and, earlier this year, I decided to go for Silk Touch Cheek in 01 Pink.

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Kanebo Lavshuca Lav Hearty Eyes PK-1 Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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In fall 2012, Kanebo’s Lavshuca started a major revamp. The new look is whimsical and there are some interesting product designs. Even though I still prefer Lavshuca’s previous style of packaging (which is more elegant), I did like the look of the limited-edition Lav Hearty Eyes palettes (¥1680 each) from the fall 2012 makeup collection and I decided to go for PK-1.

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SUQQU Spring 2013 10th Anniversary Makeup 1(images from www.suqqu.com,
info from SUQQU and www.suqqu.com)

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Last year, Paul & Joe celebrated its 10th anniversary. This year, it is SUQQU‘s turn. The brand will release its 10th anniversary Vintage Pearl makeup collection for spring 2013 in Japan on February 1st. The collection includes:

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Jill Stuart Eau de White Floral Fall Winter 2012 Fragrance 1(image from www.urcosme.com,
info from www.urcosme.com & www.cosme.net)

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Following the launch of the Relax bodycare range in September, Jill Stuart will release Relax Eau de White Floral in Japan on December 7th to add to the range.

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Review: Chanel Coco Noir

by PJ on Friday, November 9, 2012

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Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum Fall 2012 Fragrance 1

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Chanel Coco was launched in 1984 and became an olfactory icon. In 2001, the lighter and more sparkling Coco Mademoiselle was born. Eleven years later, we have Coco Noir, which completes a timeless fragrance wardrobe trio.

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Paul and Joe Lipstick 104 Lipstick Case P 002 Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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For fall 2012, Paul & Joe has revamped its lipstick range and brought out twenty new shades as well as six limited-edition shades. These shades fall into three categories: Clear, Natural, and Full Pigment. They are sold as refills, and alongside them are new lipstick cases. There are one regular case (Lipstick Case) and six limited-edition cases (five Lipstick Cases P and one Lipstick Case L). I was instantly attracted to the beautifully colorful Lipstick Case P 002. I decided to pick up this case and Lipstick in 104 Mademoiselle.

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