From the category archives:

makeup – blusher

Paul and Joe Compacts 004 006 Fall 2014 Makeup 1

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For fall 2014, Paul & Joe released three limited-edition Eye Color Trios and three limited-edition Compacts (which work for both Eye Color Trios and Cheek Colors). I didn’t get any of the Eye Color Trios but I did go for two of the Compacts.

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Canmake Cheek Gradation 06 Candy Stripe Summer 2010 Makeup 1

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Canmake is a popular Japanese drugstore beauty brand with reasonably priced products, and it was on my list of brands to purchase from for years. (A few years ago, I tried a couple of Canmake items that were kindly passed on to me from a friend.) Some time ago, I decided to get Cheek Gradation in 06 Candy Stripe. (Since then, I picked up a couple more products, which I will talk about later.)

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Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact 01 Baby Berry Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Since I reviewed Jill Stuart‘s Mix Blush Compact in 01 Baby Blush, I have been going back to it quite frequently and it has gradually become one of my favorite blushers. In spring 2013, Jill Stuart not only released a new blusher, Layer Blush Compact, but also brought out Mix Blush Compact N (a revamped version of the original). There were ten blushers in the collection altogether, which was great for a blusher enthusiast like me. I was keen to try Layer Blush Compact, and I decided to go for 01 Baby Berry.

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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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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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Kanebo Coffret d'Or Beauty Collection Total Designing Set EX-2 Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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For fall 2012, Kanebo Coffret d’Or released four limited-edition sets of Beauty Collection Total Designing Set. Each set included a variation of Beauty Face Shadow, which was first released as part of the line’s late summer/ early fall 2012 makeup collection. As I really liked 02 Cream Brown from the collection (it is still among my favorite neutral-toned eyeshadow palettes), I decided to go for Beauty Collection Total Designing Set in EX-2, featuring Beauty Face Shadow in 05 Lavender Purple.

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SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-17 Hatsushimo Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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SUQQU continues its 10th anniversary celebration with a limited-edition makeup collection for fall 2013. This collection is noticeably more colorful than most of the brand’s previous seasonal collections, and today I am reviewing Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-17 Hatsushimo and Face Color Palette in EX-03.

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Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks Fall 2013 Makeup 1(Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks in 01 Peach Fleur)
(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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There are quite a few blushers from fall 2013 that have caught my attention. I like Cheek Polish from Addiction and Blend Color Cheeks from Visée. Today, I am highlighting some of the other ones.

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Cezanne Silk Touch Cheek 01 Pink Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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After 2012, the Stash Debut series is now back as a regular series, and I will continue to share my thoughts on items I purchased from brands/lines I hadn’t purchased from before. Today, let’s have a look at Cezanne!

Cezanne is a Japanese drugstore beauty brand. Launched in 1964, it will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The brand is known for its affordability and consistent quality. The packaging of the products is usually kept very simple. I wanted to try products from Cezanne for quite some time, and, earlier this year, I decided to go for Silk Touch Cheek in 01 Pink.

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Paul and Joe Cheek Color 03 Gigi 08 Candy Spring 2013 Makeup 2

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Since last year (when the brand celebrated its 10th anniversary), Paul & Joe has been revamping some of its makeup items. Last fall, the lipstick range was relaunched, and the packaging features peach bases and white caps with more pronounced chrysanthemum motifs and the new PJ logo. This spring, the blusher range (Cheek Color) was renewed and it features the same style of packaging. I really like the new case and many of the color variations, and I decided to pick up 03 Gigi and 08 Candy.

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