From the category archives:

-Aube (Couture)

Kao Sofina Aube Couture Spring 2015 Makeup 1

(Designing Impression Eyes in 571 Orange)
(images/info from i-voce.jp)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its spring 2015 makeup collection in Japan on November 25th. After a year of Designing Impression Eyes II, Designing Impression Eyes is back with two new variations. There will also be a new range of lipsticks.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

(image/info from www.biteki.com)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its holiday 2014 makeup collection in Japan on September 16th. The collection includes:

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Puff Cheek 424 Rose Summer 2013 Makeup 1

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One of Sofina Aube Couture‘s main aims is to make makeup application as easy and straightforward as possible, and it is not difficult to see how the line tries to achieve this with its product designs. (See my post on Aube Couture’s user-friendliness.) One good example of this is the design of the line’s eyeshadow palettes (Designing Eyes, Designing Shine Eyes, Designing Impression Eyes and Designing Impression Eyes II). The colors in the palettes are arranged in a way to show where they are applied on the eye areas. In the same vein, the line’s Designing Puff Cheek, launched in summer 2013, attempts to make blusher and highlighter application quick and simple.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Fall 2014 Makeup 1

(images/info from www.biteki.com)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its fall 2014 makeup collection in Japan on June 17th. The collection includes:

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6th: Elégance

Elegance Spring 2014 Makeup 1

(image from www.cosme.net)

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Last fall, Elégance presented an updated look with Nouvelle Eyes. The new packaging, while in keeping with the brand’s glamorous gold color theme, is sleeker than what we saw from the more ornate Phantom Eyes and Aurora Storm, which were first released in 2009. For spring 2014, there are three additional variations of Nouvelle Eyes and the new look is also seen on the new Sleek Face cream blushers.

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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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