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-Aube (Couture)

Kao Sofina Aube Couture Summer 2014 Makeup 4

(Designing Impression Eyes II in 510 Brown)
(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its summer 2014 makeup collection in Japan on March 4th. The collection includes:

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Purple is a versatile color. It can be cute, sensual, sophisticated, vibrant, and edgy. It has also been one of my favorite colors for many years. (See my A Splash of Color: Lilting Lilac (Part 1), (Part 2) & (Part 3).) After a relatively short hiatus, it is great to see purple back on trend for spring 2014. Here are my top 10 purple picks for this season:

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1. Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Eye Shadow in Amethyst Purple

Shu Uemura Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(image from www.cosme.net)
(info from www.cosme.net, www.biteki.com,
i-voce.jp & www.maryquant.co.jp)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Spring 2014 Makeup 1(Designing Impression Eyes II in 501 Blue)
(images from www.cosme.net,
info from www.sofina.co.jp/aube & www.cosme.net)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture has released its spring 2014 makeup collection in Japan on November 26th. The collection includes:

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Holiday 2013 Makeup 1

(images/info from www.sofina.co.jp/aube)

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Sofina Aube Couture has released its holiday 2013 makeup collection in Japan on September 17th. The collection features four variations of Designing Jewel Compact (limited editions, ¥5250 each), and each variation comes in one of the two cases.

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3rd: Kesalan Patharan

Kesalan Patharan Summer 2013 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.nylon.jp)

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Kesalan Patharan seems to be going through a packaging revamp, and its summer 2013 makeup collection, with eight variations of Cheek Color, really caught my attention. I like many of the color variations as well as the gold cases. The collection also features a Cheek Brush, but the double-ended brush in the compact should be fairly useful.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Fall 2013 Makeup 3(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its fall 2013 makeup collection in Japan on June 25th. The collection includes:

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10th: Elégance

Elegance Spring 2013 Makeup 1(image from www.elegance-cosmetics.com)

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The spring 2013 makeup collection from Elégance includes two new variations of Phantom Eyes and one new variation of Fabulous Rouge. All of them feature delicate floral patterns, and I like the soft spring-like colors of Phantom Eyes in 28.

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Mary Quant Spring 2013 Makeup Trend 1

(Mary Quant Eye Opener Selection 2013 Spring in I)
(images from www.cosme.net)

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For spring 2013, among many fairly colorful makeup collections from various brands, pink and green seem to be two of the trend colors. There is a range of pink hues, from soft peachy pinks to dramatic fuchsia pinks. On the other hand, green has been a key shade for some time (spring 2012 and fall 2012). The palettes from Mary Quant (above) and YSL (below) include both shades.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Impression Eyes 552 Brown Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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I currently have four variations of Sofina Aube Couture‘s Designing Impression Eyes, and today I am sharing my thoughts on 552 Brown, which was released in fall 2011. (Read my reviews of 553 Purple (fall 2011), 555 Brown (spring 2012), and 561 Purple (fall 2012).)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Summer 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from i-voce.jp)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its summer 2013 makeup collection in Japan on April 2nd. The collection includes:

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