From the category archives:

seasonal makeup top 10

Happy Christmas, everyone!

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3rd: Visée

Kose Visee Holiday 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

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When it comes to eyeshadows, purples and warm neutrals are the two color groups I go for the most, so it is great to see that the eye color items in Visée’s holiday 2014 makeup collection feature nothing but my favorite colors. Some of the Matte Nails shades are looking appealing as well, particularly PU100, a light lilac, and PK802, a lilac-toned pink.

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6th: Dior

Dior Holiday 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

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Although some of the items from Dior’s holiday 2014 makeup collection look similar to those from holiday 2013, it is always nice to see more Diorific items. Apart from Diorific Golden Shock Illuminating Pressed Powder, I like Diorific Golden Shock Lip Duo and 5 Couleurs in 756 Golden Shock.

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10th: Cosme Decorte AQ MW

Kose Cosme Decorte AQ MW Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

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Looking like a box of candy, Cosme Decorte AQ MW’s holiday 2014 King of Sweets makeup collection presents some seasonal treats. Inside the bright and festive packaging are very wearable colors for the eyes, cheeks and lips. They create a fresh and sophisticated look that works all year round.

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3rd: Canmake

Canmake Fall 2014 Makeup 1

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In the last couple of years, Canmake has been releasing new items almost every month, and it is not always easy to group them into seasonal releases. Glow Fleur Highlighter was released in July and Mat Fleur Cheeks was released in October, and I am considering them to be fall 2014 items. Both products are follow-ups to Glow Fleur Cheeks, released in fall 2013. Glow Fleur Highlighter looks really pretty, but I think Mat Fleur Cheeks looks even better.

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6th: Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée

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Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée’s fall 2014 Le Coffre à Bijoux des Merveilleuses makeup collection features jewel tones in the products and on the packaging. Rich ruby red adorns Face Color Duo and Pressed Cheek Color Limited Case II while the two Eye Color Trios showcase vibrant amethyst and emerald.

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10th: Dior

Dior Fall 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

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Dior’s 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palettes have been renewed for the brand’s fall 2014 makeup collection. Even though I don’t fancy getting any from the launch lineup at the moment, it does feature a good range of colors and finishes. I am sure we will see more variations soon.

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3rd: Chicca

Kanebo Chicca Summer 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

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For me, the highlights of Chicca’s summer 2014 Summer Horizon makeup collection are the lip items. The two new shades of Mesmeric Gloss On look eye-catching (the golden 04 Monochrome Gold and the pink 05 Moon Pink with sparse blue-toned shimmer). Among the three new shades of Mesmeric Lipstick, I like 08 Rose Glacé (the top one in the image), which is a red pink with a subtle rose undertone. It is an understated and elegant color.

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6th: Integrate

Shiseido Integrate Summer 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

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Integrate’s summer 2014 makeup collection features two new variations of Rainbow Grade Eyes, and both look very appealing. I particularly like RD715 with its mauve pink (which reminds me of Coffret d’Or’s 3D Lighting Eyes in 04 Purple Variation), and I also like the bronze beige in the limited-edition 2 Summer Girl.

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10th: Bobbi Brown

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There is something quite Japanese about Bobbi Brown’s Surf & Sand Eye Palettes for summer 2014. Japanese beauty lines, such as Lunasol, often release eyeshadow palettes with warm neutrals and those with combinations of neutrals and greens/blues for summer, and the Surf & Sand Eye Palettes remind me of them.

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3rd: Dior

Dior Spring 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

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Dior’s spring 2014 Trianon makeup collection has a diverse range of colors, with shades of pink, peach, green, blue, purple, and gray. The highlights of the collection are the two Trianon Palettes, but some of the other items, such as the Trianon Editions of 5 Couleurs, Diorshow Mono and Diorblush, look impressive as well.

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