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Biteki.com has posted information on RMK‘s summer 2014 makeup collection, which will be released in Japan on May 2nd. The collection includes:

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Michael Kors Fall 2013 Makeup 1

(image from House of Fraser)

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I stopped by central London a couple of days ago and had a look around the Oxford Street and Bond Street areas. Here are some of my beauty sightings:

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RMK Spring 2014 Makeup 1(image from www.urcosme.com)
(info from www.rmkrmk.com, www.cosme.net,
i-voce.jp & www.biteki.com)

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RMK will release its spring 2014 makeup collection in Japan on January 17th. This is the first collection from the brand’s new creative director, Kaori. The collection includes:

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RMK Fall 2013 Makeup 1(image from www.urcosme.com,
info from www.cosme.net & i-voce.jp)

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RMK will release its fall 2013 makeup collection in Japan on August 16th. The collection includes:

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Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. is recalling 54 skincare products sold in Japan and in some of the brand’s overseas markets. Most of them are marketed as skin brightening/whitening products. (Read the official notice released by Kanebo on July 4th in Japanese and in English regarding the voluntary recall in Japan.)

The brands and ranges that include these products are Blanchir Superior, Suisai, Twany, Impress, Aqualeaf, Lissage, RMK, and SUQQU. (Lissage Ltd. and E’quipe Ltd. (which owns RMK and SUQQU) are affiliated with Kanebo Cosmetics Inc..) See the notice for the full list of products.

All the products being recalled contain rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol. According to Kanebo, this ingredient was approved by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2008. It is important to note that a direct link between the ingredient and the skin condition mentioned in the notice (appearance of white blotches on the skin) has not been established. The recall is a precautionary measure to alleviate consumers’ concerns.

According to Taipei Times, 450,000 from the 54 affected products have been sold in Japan, where there have been 39 reported cases of the condition since May. The report also mentions that the recall covers Kanebo’s overseas markets in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

According to official statements from Kanebo Taiwan and Kanebo Hong Kong, there has not been any report of the condition from any of Kanebo’s overseas markets.

My readers in the UK might be concerned about the brightening/whitening items from SUQQU and RMK. According to the global websites of the two brands, the sale of the items containing rhododenol has been suspended as a precautionary measure. I assume the suspension applies directly to the UK as the UK is the only market for both brands outside Asia. (Read the official notices from SUQQU & RMK.)

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Mary Quant Spring 2013 Makeup Trend 1

(Mary Quant Eye Opener Selection 2013 Spring in I)
(images from www.cosme.net)

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For spring 2013, among many fairly colorful makeup collections from various brands, pink and green seem to be two of the trend colors. There is a range of pink hues, from soft peachy pinks to dramatic fuchsia pinks. On the other hand, green has been a key shade for some time (spring 2012 and fall 2012). The palettes from Mary Quant (above) and YSL (below) include both shades.

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RMK Summer 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from i-voce.jp)

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RMK will release its summer 2013 makeup collection in Japan on May 10th. The collection includes:

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RMK Spring 2013 Makeup 4(images/info from i-voce.jp)

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RMK will release its spring 2013 makeup collection in Japan on January 18th. The collection includes:

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RMK Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image from www.cosme.net
info from www.cosme.net & i-voce.jp)

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RMK will release its holiday 2012 makeup collection in Japan on November 2nd. The collection features:

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RMK Deep Iridescent Eyes 03 Iridescent Navy Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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One of the two limited-edition items of RMK‘s fall 2012 Deep Iridescence makeup collection is Deep Iridescent Eyes. The eyeshadow duo is available in six variations, and most variations feature tone-on-tone colors. Today I am highlighting 03 Iridescent Navy.

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