From the category archives:

all about Japanese cosmetics

10th: Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Summer 2014 Makeup 5

(image from www.cosme.net)

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There is something quite Japanese about Bobbi Brown’s Surf & Sand Eye Palettes for summer 2014. Japanese beauty lines, such as Lunasol, often release eyeshadow palettes with warm neutrals and those with combinations of neutrals and greens/blues for summer, and the Surf & Sand Eye Palettes remind me of them.

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Les Merveilleuses de Laduree Fall 2014 Makeup 95

(Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée fall 2014 makeup collection)
(image from www.lm-laduree.com, info from www.lm-laduree.com,
www.harpersbazaar.com.hk & www.manifesto.asia)

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As some of you might already know, Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée was launched in Hong Kong on July 19th.

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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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Paul and Joe Eye and Cheek Color Set 001 Holiday 2013 Makeup 1

(So many cats in this photo……)

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Since the Paul & Joe counter at Fenwick closed in May and there was nothing on sale at Paul & Joe at Harrods this summer, I thought I’d post about my winter sale 2013 purchases last December, which I didn’t manage to write about at the time.

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Elegance Fall 2014 Makeup 1

(images/info from i-voce.jp)

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Elégance will release its fall 2014 makeup collection in Japan on August 18th. The collection includes:

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RMK Ingenious Jelly Eyes JE-03 Mint Blue Summer 2009 Makeup 1

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I went to Harrods earlier this month to see if there were items on sale at Paul & Joe. (The Paul & Joe counter at Fenwick closed in May.) There was no sale item this time. Instead, there was a 10% discount on all items. I left without any purchase (but I am certainly looking forward to the brand’s fall 2014 makeup collection). I then stopped by Selfridges and saw some RMK eyeshadows and blushers on sale. This was expected, since the brand released Ingenious Powder Eyes N and Ingenious Powder Cheeks N this summer to replace all the previous eyeshadow and blusher singles.

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Paul and Joe Hair and Body Mist Holiday 2013 Bodycare Haircare Fragrance 1

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I do love my fragrances, but, when the weather is warmer, I sometimes reach for lighter options such as body mists. (I hope my readers in the UK are enjoying the nice weather (despite the occasional rain).) One body mist that I recently purchased is Paul & Joe‘s Hair & Body Mist, which was released as part of Paul & Joe’s holiday 2013 bodycare collection. (It is not a seasonal limited-edition item.)

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Kanebo Coffret d'Or 3D Gradation Eyes 02 Mint Brown Late Summer Early Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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I have been picking up at least one variation of each of Kanebo Coffret d’Or‘s eyeshadow palette series since the launch of the line in 2007. With 3D Gradation Eyes, released as part of Coffret d’Or’s late summer/ early fall 2013 makeup collection, I was choosing between 02 Mint Brown and 04 Rose Purple. I decided to go for 02 Mint Brown.

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Givenchy Extravagancia Palette Fall 2014 Makeup 1

(image from www.fashion-headline.com)
(info from www.fashion-headline.com)

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From Givenchy‘s upcoming fall 2014 Extravagancia makeup collection, the limited-edition Extravagancia Palette caught my attention. It features four eyeshadows and one lip color, and I like the combination of purple, brown, and champagne gold eyeshadows.

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Kanebo Lunasol has updated its official website with preliminary information on the line’s Rococo-inspired fall 2014 makeup collection, which will be released in Japan on August 22nd.

The collection includes:

- Grace Contrasting Eyes
- Dual Contrasting Eyes
- Shape Designing Liquid Eyeliner
- Full Glamour Lips
- Creamy Matte Crayon Lips
- Soft Contrasting Cheeks
- Nail Finish N

On September 19th, Lunasol will release new base makeup and skincare items for fall/winter 2014. They are:

- Skin Contrast Face Powder (renewed)
- Glowing Day Cream

See images of the items here.

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Updated on July 25th, 2014:

Information on and images of the items that will be released in Japan on August 22nd:

- Grace Contrasting Eyes (2 variations, ¥5000)

Kanebo Lunasol Fall 2014 Makeup 1

(01 Antique Gold)
(images from www.cosme.net,
info from www.cosme.net & i-voce.jp)

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