From the category archives:

-RMK

RMK Bradley Theodore Street Essence Spring Summer 2015 Makeup 1

(images & info from www.fashion-press.net)

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RMK will release a makeup collection in collaboration with NYC-based street artist Bradley Theodore in Japan on February 18th. The limited-edition RMK Bradley Theodore Street Essence collection includes:

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Japanese magazines Éclat, Baila and Spur have posted images of RMK‘s spring 2015 Vintage Sweets makeup collection, which will be released in Japan on January 16th. It is nice to see some fresh colors for the upcoming spring.

Baila also posted an image of RMK’s new base makeup item for spring/summer 2015.

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Updated on December 28th, 2014:

Item information and images:

- Vintage Sweets Face Color (2 variations, ¥4800)

RMK Spring 2015 Base Makeup 1

(01 (left) & 02 (right))
(images from www.biteki.com)
(info from www.biteki.com & www.cosme.net)

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Biteki.com has posted images of RMK‘s holiday 2014 makeup collection. The limited-edition collection includes:

- Christmas Kit 2014 (2 sets (A & B), ¥8300)
- Christmas Base Make Kit 2014 (¥8000)

Christmas Kit 2014 includes items for eyes, cheeks, lips and nails. Christmas Base Make Kit 2014 features a primer, a cream foundation, a loose powder, a toner and a treatment oil.

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Updated on November 12th, 2014:

Item information and images:

Items released in Japan on November 1st:

- Christmas Kit 2014  (2 sets, ¥8300)

RMK Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

(Set A)
(images from www.cosme.net,
info from www.rmkrmk.com, www.cosme.net & i-voce.jp)

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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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RMK Fall 2014 Makeup 1

(images/info from i-voce.jp)

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RMK will release its fall 2014 makeup collection in Japan on August 15th. The collection includes:

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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:

- Ingenious Powder Eyes N (24 shades, ¥2200)
- Ingenious Eyeshadow Base (¥2000)
- Eyelash N (1 new set, limited edition, ¥2000)
- Ingenious Powder Cheeks N (15 shades, ¥3000)
- Gloss Lips N (2 new shades, limited editions, ¥2200)
- Nail Color EX (3 new shades, limited editions, ¥1500)

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The prices listed above do not include sales tax in Japan.

It seems that Kaori, the new creative director of RMK, is slowly revamping the makeup range. We can probably expect new lip items in the next couple of seasons.

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Updated on May 28th, 2014:

Images of and additional information on the collection items listed above:

- Ingenious Powder Eyes N (24 shades, including 5 limited editions)

RMK Summer 2014 Makeup 1

(images from www.fashion-press.net)
(info from www.cosme.net, www.fashion-press.net & www.urcosme.com)

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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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