From the category archives:

2013 Spring

Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact 01 Baby Berry Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Since I reviewed Jill Stuart‘s Mix Blush Compact in 01 Baby Blush, I have been going back to it quite frequently and it has gradually become one of my favorite blushers. In spring 2013, Jill Stuart not only released a new blusher, Layer Blush Compact, but also brought out Mix Blush Compact N (a revamped version of the original). There were ten blushers in the collection altogether, which was great for a blusher enthusiast like me. I was keen to try Layer Blush Compact, and I decided to go for 01 Baby Berry.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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Earlier this year, I reviewed Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep) from Kao Sofina Primavista Ange, a base makeup line developed for the Taiwanese market. (The line is not sold in Japan.) The products are formulated to appeal to those with combination or oily skin who need to cope with a warm and humid climate. Besides the powder foundation, I also purchased Long Keep Base UV and Liquid Foundation UV (Long Keep). (I rarely use primers or liquid foundations, but I was curious about them.) Today I am reviewing Long Keep Base UV.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV Long Keep Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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For my first product review of 2014, I will continue my Stash Debut series and share my thoughts on Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep).

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Case 2013 Spring 2013 Base Makeup 1

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2013 marks the 10th anniversary of Shiseido’s Majolica Majorca. So far, all the seasonal collections from the line include special limited-edition items to celebrate the occasion. I decided to get the Skin Remaker Case 2013, which is part of the spring 2013 collection.

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Paul and Joe Cheek Color 03 Gigi 08 Candy Spring 2013 Makeup 2

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Since last year (when the brand celebrated its 10th anniversary), Paul & Joe has been revamping some of its makeup items. Last fall, the lipstick range was relaunched, and the packaging features peach bases and white caps with more pronounced chrysanthemum motifs and the new PJ logo. This spring, the blusher range (Cheek Color) was renewed and it features the same style of packaging. I really like the new case and many of the color variations, and I decided to pick up 03 Gigi and 08 Candy.

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L'Occitane Spring Cherry Eau de Toilette Spring 2013 Fragrance 1

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Launched in 2007, L’Occitane‘s Cherry Blossom has been one of the brand’s most popular fragrances. Since 2008, there has been a limited-edition creation surrounding the theme of cherry or blossom each year (Cherry (2008), Peach Blossom (2009), Wild Cherry (2010), Plum Blossom (2011), and Cherry Princess (2012)). This year, we have Spring Cherry.

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Anna Sui Tin House Flight of Fancy Spring Summer 2013 Fragrance 1

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For spring/summer 2013, Anna Sui has released the limited-edition Tin House fragrance collection in the UK. The collection features three existing fragrances (Secret Wish, Fairy Dance, and Flight of Fancy) and each of them is packaged in a collectible tin house. Today I am taking a closer look at the Flight of Fancy tin house and fragrance from the collection.

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Olay Total Effects Moisturiser Serum Duo SPF 20 1

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Launched in February this year, Olay‘s new Total Effects Moisturiser + Serum Duo SPF 20 is claimed to combine the hydrating properties of a moisturizer and the treatment efficacy of a serum. With added sun protection, this product aims to streamline the morning skincare routine.

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3rd: Jill Stuart

Jill Stuart Spring 2013 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.jillstuart-beauty.com)

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For me, the highlights of Jill Stuart’s spring 2013 Dreamy Layered Glow makeup collection are the new Layer Blush Compacts and Velvet Crystal Eyes in 01 Nudy Venus. Nudy Venus is an easy-to-wear medium-to-warm neutral palette that will suit most people. I think it will probably appear on the list of Biteki readers’ favorite eyeshadow palettes next year and that it will potentially be one of Jill Stuart’s most popular eyeshadow palettes to date.

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6th: Esprique

Kose Esprique Spring 2013 Makeup 2(Blend Creation Eye & Cheek in D-1)
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I like the idea behind the new Blend Creation Eye & Cheek palettes from Esprique’s spring 2013 makeup collection. The middle two shades in each variation are used for both the eyes and the cheeks, and the shades for the eyes and for the cheeks can be used separately or mixed together. All the variations look quite easy to wear, and D-1 looks the most appealing to me.

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