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-Kesalan Patharan

Kesalan Patharan Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

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Kesalan Patharan will release its holiday 2014 makeup collection in Japan on October 24th. The collection includes:

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Kesalan Patharan Fall 2014 Makeup 1

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Kesalan Patharan will release its fall 2014 makeup collection in Japan on August 22nd. The collection includes:

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Kesalan Patharan Summer 2014 Makeup 1

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Kesalan Patharan will release its summer 2014 makeup collection in Japan on June 20th. The collection includes:

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Kesalan Patharan Spring 2014 Makeup 2

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Kesalan Patharan will release its spring 2014 makeup collection in Japan on April 18th. The collection includes:

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Kanebo Lunasol Fall 2013 Makeup 4

(Lunasol Velvetful Eyes in 03 Dark Brown Velvet)
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For fall/winter 2013, many major beauty brands released deep and understated colors, and dark neutrals emerged as one of the key color trends.

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Kesalan Patharan Fall 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Kesalan Patharan will release its fall 2013 makeup collection in Japan on August 23rd. The collection includes:

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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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Kesalan Patharan Summer 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Kesalan Patharan will release its summer 2013 makeup collection in Japan on June 21st. The collection includes:

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6. Anna Sui

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its makeup line, Anna Sui has brought out Makeup Color Collection D as well as a new range of nail colors. (Please check this post for relevant information and a link to some actual photos of the makeup set.) Pricey as it is, it is one of those ultimate collectible items and I think it will only get more expensive as we come across it on auction sites.

5. Paul & Joe

(image from www.paul-joe-beaute.com)

Paul & Joe has been releasing the seasonal Sparkles collections in the past few years with original prints from designer Sophie Albou’s fashion collections. I don’t always love all the prints or the colors, but I like the overall look of this collection. I had a chance to test the items at the counter, and almost all the colors are pleasantly elegant and wearable. I was thinking about buying the eyeshadow and the lipstick in the cases with the pink bouquet print, but I personally think the print photographs slightly better than it looks in reality.

You can check out this blog post for more photos of some of the items.

4. Kesalan Patharan

(image from www.kesalanpatharan.co.jp)

Some of you might be surprised at Kesalan Patharan‘s 4th-place finish since I wasn’t overly impressed by the Eye Color Palatte in S007 that I bought and reviewed. But I think this reflects my view that there aren’t many outstanding makeup collections for fall 2008 and this well-constructed lineup is good enough to secure a spot in my top ten. (The collection also features three coordinating lipsticks and two blushers.) This is Kesalan Patharan’s rare appearance in my top ten.

Check out the final part of the countdown!

Related Posts:

Loving Japanese Brands – Anna Sui

Loving Japanese Brands – Paul & Joe

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Last month, I mentioned that, being a lilac fanatic, I was very interested in trying Kesalan Patharan‘s Eye Color Palette in S007 from the brand’s fall 2008 collection. I have now tried it for quite a few times and I am ready to share my thoughts with you. (A very brief brand profile of Kesalan Patharan is towards the end of this post.)


From left to right:
- medium lilac with sparkles and some very slight iridescence
- light blue with fine shimmer
- semi-matte aubergine with sparse shimmer

(All shimmer and sparkles are multi-colored.)


First of all, I have to say I am disappointed with the lilac. The powder seems to be on the dry side and lacks adherence to the skin, and it takes some layering to get the color on the eyelids. After that, as I try to gently blend the color, the sparkles start to come off a little. Throughout the day, the finish gradually turns dull and somewhat muddy. It certainly does not look like what you see in the pan.

On the other hand, the other two shades actually perform a lot better. I usually wear a light wash of the blue to go with the lilac, and the color shows up nicely and stays well (no turning dull). I don’t have any problem with the application and the staying power of the aubergine lining shade either.

It is a huge pity that the lilac doesn’t have an optimally flattering finish. Otherwise, this would be a beautiful and easy-to-wear palette and the coloration of the lilac should be very similar to the stunning one in Lunasol’s Sheer Contrast Eyes in Lavender Coral (which still reigns supreme as one of my favorite lilac palettes).

I thought I might talk a little more about the brand here. Kesalan Patharan is one of the few Japanese beauty brands that have an image of a professional beauty line. One of their best-selling products, I believe, is Sheer Micro Powder. It was chosen by Biteki readers as their favorite loose powder (in the February 2007 issue). It also happens to be the loose powder I have been asked about the most by my readers.

(Kesalan Patharan Sheer Micro Powder)
(image from www.kesalanpatharan.co.jp)

I have not used it, but I have been interested in it for a while. (One of my readers, Tammy, left a comment on this powder last year. You can have a look here if you are interested.)

(Kesalan Patharan is sold in Japan and some other Asian countries. Its official website is for information only and does not offer on-line ordering.)

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I Love Colors – Lilting Lilac

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