From the category archives:

-Elsia

Kose Elsia Melty-on Eye Color GD-1 Spring 2012 Makeup 1

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This year, Kosé’s Elsia is one of the Japanese makeup lines that really caught my attention. Earlier I posted about the line’s Luxe Shine Eye Color in E-5, which started my Stash Debut 2012 series. The Melty-on Eye Color range was lunched in spring 2012 and includes eight variations (¥945 each), and today I am sharing my thoughts on GD-1, my second purchase from Elsia.

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6th: Lunasol

Kanebo Lunasol Spring 2012 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/lunasol/)

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Looking at all the pinks and peaches in Lunasol’s spring 2012 makeup collection, I feel as if I were looking at colors from Jill Stuart packaged in Lunasol cases. It is a very spring-like, coherent, and wearable collection, but I think it is a little too safe and that it lacks the flair and imagination that many of Lunasol’s past collections had. This is mainly why Lunasol is not among my top three collections this season.

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Kose Elsia Luxe Shine Eye Color E-5 1

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Today I am launching a new series: Stash Debut 2012. In the last few months, I purchased a few items from Japanese beauty lines I had never purchased from before and I also bought eyeshadow palettes from Japanese lines which I hadn’t previously own eyeshadows from. I have been trying these items, and, in the next few months, I will be sharing my thoughts on them. First up in the series, I am reviewing Elsia‘s Luxe Shine Eye Color in E-5.

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