From the category archives:

seasonal makeup top 10

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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

Bobbi Brown Summer 2014 Makeup 5

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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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6th: Elégance

Elegance Spring 2014 Makeup 1

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Last fall, Elégance presented an updated look with Nouvelle Eyes. The new packaging, while in keeping with the brand’s glamorous gold color theme, is sleeker than what we saw from the more ornate Phantom Eyes and Aurora Storm, which were first released in 2009. For spring 2014, there are three additional variations of Nouvelle Eyes and the new look is also seen on the new Sleek Face cream blushers.

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10th: YSL

YSL Spring 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

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YSL’s spring 2014 Flower Crush makeup collection features pink and purple, two of my favorite colors. The limited-edition Palette Flower Crush Eyes (pictured above) includes rose pink and dark cherry alongside lighter highlighting shades.

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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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