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makeup – eyeshadow

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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Paul and Joe Eye Color and Lip Balm Set Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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It has been a few months since I purchased these items from Paul & Joe during the summer sale earlier this year, but I thought I would still share images of them with you all.

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Kanebo Lavshuca Lav Hearty Eyes PK-1 Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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In fall 2012, Kanebo’s Lavshuca started a major revamp. The new look is whimsical and there are some interesting product designs. Even though I still prefer Lavshuca’s previous style of packaging (which is more elegant), I did like the look of the limited-edition Lav Hearty Eyes palettes (¥1680 each) from the fall 2012 makeup collection and I decided to go for PK-1.

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SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-14 Ruridama Summer 2013 Makeup 1

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In terms of eyeshadow colors, SUQQU excels at neutrals. Apart from neutrals, the brand occasionally releases low-key and sophisticated blues and greens. As a lover of purples, I usually have to look elsewhere, as it is not a shade explored by the brand very often. (One of the few purple shades from SUQQU is in Blend Color Eyeshadow in 06 Ginbudou.) This is why I was pleasantly surprised to see Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-14 Ruridama from the brand’s summer 2013 makeup collection.

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Kanebo Lunasol Skin Modeling Eyes 01 Beige Beige Spring 2007 Makeup 1

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If you are a Lunasol fan, you might remember that spring 2007 was a big season for the brand. Its fall 2006 Scent Purification collection, featuring the beautiful Scent Form Eyes palettes, was very well-received, but it is the spring 2007 collection that elevated the brand to the very top of Japanese cosmetics.

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Kanebo Kate Gradical Eyes A PU-1 Spring 2011 1

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Shortly after I purchased Kanebo Kate‘s Gradical Eyes A in GD-1 (my first purchase from this popular Japanese drugstore beauty line), I decided to go for PU-1 from the same range. (It was released in spring 2011.) Today I am sharing my thoughts on this palette.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Impression Eyes 552 Brown Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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I currently have four variations of Sofina Aube Couture‘s Designing Impression Eyes, and today I am sharing my thoughts on 552 Brown, which was released in fall 2011. (Read my reviews of 553 Purple (fall 2011), 555 Brown (spring 2012), and 561 Purple (fall 2012).)

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SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-12 Hisuidama Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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SUQQU‘s spring 2013 makeup collection, Vintage Pearl, celebrates the brand’s 10th anniversary. This limited-edition collection was released in Japan on February 1st and it is launched in the UK today. In this review, I am highlighting two items in the collection, Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-12 Hisuidama and Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist in EX-09 Kohakudama.

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Dior Cherie Bow 002 Rose Perle Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Dior‘s spring 2013 Chérie Bow makeup collection has an abundance of feminine pink shades. The seasonal limited-edition star item, the Chérie Bow palette, caught my attention, and I decided to go for 002 Rose Perle, which I preferred to the more gray-toned 001 Rose Poudre.

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Paul and Joe Winter Sale 2012 1

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It was the sale time again, and I had to stop by the Paul & Joe counters in London to see what was on offer. (See my Paul & Joe sale purchases in 2010 and 2011.)

Paul & Joe’s sale items are usually past limited-edition items, discontinued (replaced) products, soon-to-be-discontinued products, and overstock. For this winter sale, many Lipstick N shades and Face Color variations were on sale, since the new lipstick lineup was released in fall 2012 and the new range of blushers (Cheek Color) will be launched soon as part of the brand’s spring 2013 makeup collection.

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