From the category archives:

seasonal makeup top 10

10th: Lavshuca

Kanebo Lavshuca Fall 2013 Makeup 1(image from www.nikkei.com)

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Lavshuca’s fall 2013 makeup collection features red cases for the products. This is a new look for the line, but I still prefer the original (pre-fall-2012) packaging. I like some of the variations of Melty Heart Eyes and the gradational look of Melty Trick Cheeks in this collection.

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3rd: Kesalan Patharan

Kesalan Patharan Summer 2013 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.nylon.jp)

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Kesalan Patharan seems to be going through a packaging revamp, and its summer 2013 makeup collection, with eight variations of Cheek Color, really caught my attention. I like many of the color variations as well as the gold cases. The collection also features a Cheek Brush, but the double-ended brush in the compact should be fairly useful.

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6th: Lunasol

Kanebo Lunasol Summer 2013 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/lunasol)

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Lunasol’s summer 2013 makeup collection has a similar color palette to those of many of the brand’s previous summer collections, as it features a neutral-toned eyeshadow palette and a blue-toned one. This time, the Vivid Clear Eyes in EX02 Colorful Collection includes a fresh pink and a lake green. This is certainly one of the most vibrantly colorful eyeshadow palettes from Lunasol in recent seasons.

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10th: Chanel

Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.chanel.com)

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Chanel stayed with soft neutrals, pinks, and plums in the last few seasons, which is why the brand’s summer 2013 makeup collection, Collection l’Été Papillon de Chanel, is a very pleasant surprise. Blue, turquoise, and green are joined by pink and gold to create a long-awaited colorful collection. I particularly like the limited-edition Les 4 Ombres in 44 Métamorphose (below).

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3rd: Jill Stuart

Jill Stuart Spring 2013 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.jillstuart-beauty.com)

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For me, the highlights of Jill Stuart’s spring 2013 Dreamy Layered Glow makeup collection are the new Layer Blush Compacts and Velvet Crystal Eyes in 01 Nudy Venus. Nudy Venus is an easy-to-wear medium-to-warm neutral palette that will suit most people. I think it will probably appear on the list of Biteki readers’ favorite eyeshadow palettes next year and that it will potentially be one of Jill Stuart’s most popular eyeshadow palettes to date.

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6th: Esprique

Kose Esprique Spring 2013 Makeup 2(Blend Creation Eye & Cheek in D-1)
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I like the idea behind the new Blend Creation Eye & Cheek palettes from Esprique’s spring 2013 makeup collection. The middle two shades in each variation are used for both the eyes and the cheeks, and the shades for the eyes and for the cheeks can be used separately or mixed together. All the variations look quite easy to wear, and D-1 looks the most appealing to me.

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10th: Elégance

Elegance Spring 2013 Makeup 1(image from www.elegance-cosmetics.com)

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The spring 2013 makeup collection from Elégance includes two new variations of Phantom Eyes and one new variation of Fabulous Rouge. All of them feature delicate floral patterns, and I like the soft spring-like colors of Phantom Eyes in 28.

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3rd: Aube Couture

Kao Sofina Aube Couture Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image from www.sofina.co.jp)

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Aube Couture’s holiday 2012 makeup collection includes four variations of Designing Jewel Compact, with colors for eyes and lips. Each of the four variations comes in two cases, so there are technically eight palettes to choose from. I like 01 Gold Brown Set and I prefer the design of the black case.

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6th: Dior

Dior Holiday 2012 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.dior.com)

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Dior’s holiday 2012 Grand Bal makeup collection features chic gold-toned neutrals for the eyes and seductive reds for the lips and nails. The Grand Bal palette, in a sleek gold case, also includes a gold-toned eyeshadow, and I like the look of the Diorific items in the gold packaging as well. The collection has a glamorous and opulent feel.

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10th: Majolica Majorca

Shiseido Majolica Majorca Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image from www.nikkei.com)

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For me, the highlight of Majolica Majorca’ holiday 2012 makeup collection is the new Cream de Cheek. It features four lovely shades and adorable packaging. It is good that this is not a limited-edition product, and I look forward to testing it later on.

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