From the category archives:

seasonal makeup top 10

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

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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