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makeup – eyeshadow

Three Shimmering Color Veil 35 Shadowland Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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Fall 2009 was a good season for fans of Japanese cosmetics. It saw the launches of Addiction and THREE, both of which have been major players on the Japanese beauty scene. A few months ago, I shared my thoughts on Addiction’s Lip Gloss in 033 Factory Girl in my Stash Debut series, and today we will look at THREE and Shimmering Color Veil in 35 Shadowland, my first purchase from the brand.

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Dior Kingdom of Colors 001 Spring 2015 Makeup 1

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For spring 2015, Dior released the Kingdom of Colors palette, which is the limited-edition collector’s item for the season. It features colors for eyes, cheeks, lips and the overall complexion. I decided to get it with my Boots points.

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Shiseido Integrate Pure Big Eyes VI221 Summer 2012 Makeup 1

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Since I tried Lunasol’s Sheer Contrast Eyes in 02 Lavender Coral in 2008, it has been one of my favorite purple-toned eyeshadow palettes and the main purple shade in the palette has been my ultimate standard for purple eyeshadows. I like many of the purple eyeshadow palettes I have tried in the last few years, but very few come close to the beautiful Lavender Coral. Shiseido Integrate‘s Pure Big Eyes in VI221 is one of those rare few.

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Etvos Mineral Eye Color Palette Chocolate Beige Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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My Stash Debut series, which takes you through my first purchases from various brands/lines, is focusing on Etvos today, and I will be sharing my thoughts on Mineral Eye Color Palette in Chocolate Beige.

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Paul and Joe Makeup Collection 2014 001 Little Star Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

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For holiday 2014, Paul & Joe released Makeup Collection 2014 as part of its holiday 2014 makeup and bodycare collection. I was instantly attracted to the lovely floral print on the eyeshadow case and the makeup pouch. The item is available in two sets, and I went for 001 Little Star.

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YSL Pure Chromatics 6 Summer 2011 Makeup 1

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YSL currently features four eyeshadow palette ranges: Ombres Duolumières (since 2007), Ombres 5 Lumières (since 2008), Pure Chromatics (since 2011) and the recently launched Couture Palette. Among the four, Pure Chromatics has the most shimmery finish, and today I am reviewing Pure Chromatics in 6.

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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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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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RMK Ingenious Jelly Eyes JE-03 Mint Blue Summer 2009 Makeup 1

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I went to Harrods earlier this month to see if there were items on sale at Paul & Joe. (The Paul & Joe counter at Fenwick closed in May.) There was no sale item this time. Instead, there was a 10% discount on all items. I left without any purchase (but I am certainly looking forward to the brand’s fall 2014 makeup collection). I then stopped by Selfridges and saw some RMK eyeshadows and blushers on sale. This was expected, since the brand released Ingenious Powder Eyes N and Ingenious Powder Cheeks N this summer to replace all the previous eyeshadow and blusher singles.

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Kanebo Coffret d'Or 3D Gradation Eyes 02 Mint Brown Late Summer Early Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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I have been picking up at least one variation of each of Kanebo Coffret d’Or‘s eyeshadow palette series since the launch of the line in 2007. With 3D Gradation Eyes, released as part of Coffret d’Or’s late summer/ early fall 2013 makeup collection, I was choosing between 02 Mint Brown and 04 Rose Purple. I decided to go for 02 Mint Brown.

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