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makeup – eyeshadow

Elegance Phantom Eyes 28 Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Today, I am opening my treasure chest again and we will be looking at Phantom Eyes in 28 from Elégance.

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Kose Visee Glossy Rich Eyes BR-5 Gold Brown Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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Kosé Visée had a major renewal in fall 2013. The line used to have an edgy vibe but it did start to release items with a more feminine look before the revamp. The new look, with dark cases and intricate details, appears to be quite popular. One of the three eyeshadow palette series launched in fall 2013 is Glossy Rich Eyes, and I decided to go for BR-5 Gold Brown.

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Kao Est Emotional Multiple Eyes 11 Spring 2010 Makeup 1

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Est was launched by Kao in 2000. Excluding brands from companies acquired by Kao Corporation (such as Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.), Est is currently Kao’s only department-store beauty brand in Japan. It was launched as a high-end range under Kao Sofina and it used to be sold at Sofina counters in department stores. (“Est” used to stand for “Essence of Sofina Technology”.) Since it became independent from Sofina a few years ago, it has been having its own department-store counters. (Sofina is now mainly available in drugstores and pharmacies in Japan.)

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Jill Stuart Ribbon Couture Eyes 04 Gemmy Cashmere Spring 2015 Makeup 1

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Jill Stuart, in its 10th year, seems to be going through a renewal. So far in 2015, there has been at least one new product for every season (Ribbon Couture Eyes for spring, Forever Juicy Oil Rouge and Stay True Gel Eyeliner for summer and Rouge My Dress for fall). There are also new foundations (Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation Flawless Perfection for spring/summer and Rich Moisture Silk Powder Foundation for fall/winter). Moreover, from mid-August, Jill Stuart counters in Japan will have a new look.

Earlier this year, I decided to go for Ribbon Couture Eyes in 04 Gemmy Cashmere, which is the second eyeshadow palette I got from the brand (after Brilliance Eyes in 04 Gem Amethyst back in 2007).

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NARS Christopher Kane Parellel Universe Outer Limits Starscape Summer 2015 Makeup 1

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A couple of things stood out for me when I was looking at the initial images of NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection for summer 2015. Firstly, I liked the neon pink NARS logo with Christopher Kane’s name across it. Secondly, the bold color of Blush in 4056 Starscape looked appealing to me. I stopped by NARS a while ago and thought I would probably only get Starscape, but I gave in and picked up Duo Eyeshadow in 3903 Parallel Universe and Shimmer Eyeshadow in 2095 Outer Limits as well.

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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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