From the category archives:

2012 Fall

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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Kanebo Coffret d'Or Beauty Face Shadow 02 Cream Brown Summer Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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As some of you might have noticed from my reviews, I generally haven’t been overly impressed by many of Coffret d’Or‘s recent eyeshadow palettes. All of my favorite palettes from the line were from the earliest seasonal collections…until I tried Beauty Face Shadow in 02 Cream Brown (from Coffret d’Or’s late summer/ early fall 2012 makeup collection).

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3rd: Aube Couture

Kao Sofina Aube Couture Fall 2012 Makeup 1(image from www.cosme.net)

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Aube Couture’s fall 2012 makeup collection includes four new variations of Designing Impression Eyes. Both 561 and 563 look appealing to me, and I have bought and tried 561 (above).  I have slight issues with a couple of shades in the palette, but it generally works well for me. I also love the gorgeous limited-edition case design.

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6th: Lavshuca

Kanebo Lavshuca Fall 2012 Makeup Trend 1(image from www.cosme.net)

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Lavshuca’s fall 2012 makeup collection marks the start of the line’s image revamp. I have to say I don’t particularly like the new look, but the two new Lav Hearty Eyes palettes are eye-catching. I like the combination of pink and purple in PK-1 (above) as well as the golden brown in BG-1 (below).

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