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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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Earlier this year, I reviewed Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep) from Kao Sofina Primavista Ange, a base makeup line developed for the Taiwanese market. (The line is not sold in Japan.) The products are formulated to appeal to those with combination or oily skin who need to cope with a warm and humid climate. Besides the powder foundation, I also purchased Long Keep Base UV and Liquid Foundation UV (Long Keep). (I rarely use primers or liquid foundations, but I was curious about them.) Today I am reviewing Long Keep Base UV.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its holiday 2014 makeup collection in Japan on September 16th. The collection includes:

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Puff Cheek 424 Rose Summer 2013 Makeup 1

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One of Sofina Aube Couture‘s main aims is to make makeup application as easy and straightforward as possible, and it is not difficult to see how the line tries to achieve this with its product designs. (See my post on Aube Couture’s user-friendliness.) One good example of this is the design of the line’s eyeshadow palettes (Designing Eyes, Designing Shine Eyes, Designing Impression Eyes and Designing Impression Eyes II). The colors in the palettes are arranged in a way to show where they are applied on the eye areas. In the same vein, the line’s Designing Puff Cheek, launched in summer 2013, attempts to make blusher and highlighter application quick and simple.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Fall 2014 Makeup 1

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its fall 2014 makeup collection in Japan on June 17th. The collection includes:

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(continued from Part 1)

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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Kao Sofina Primavista Spring Summer 2014 Base Makeup 1

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In the last few years, Kao Sofina Primavista has been releasing two limited-edition powder foundation cases each year, one for spring/summer and one for fall/winter. These cases generally don’t catch my attention as much as those from Raycious (Sofina’s previous base makeup range), but the upcoming Limited Compact Case (¥1050) for spring/summer 2014 stands out for me. Shades of pink are joined by fresh aqua blue and lime yellow, and the case looks colorful and cheerful.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Summer 2014 Makeup 4

(Designing Impression Eyes II in 510 Brown)
(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture will release its summer 2014 makeup collection in Japan on March 4th. The collection includes:

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Purple is a versatile color. It can be cute, sensual, sophisticated, vibrant, and edgy. It has also been one of my favorite colors for many years. (See my A Splash of Color: Lilting Lilac (Part 1), (Part 2) & (Part 3).) After a relatively short hiatus, it is great to see purple back on trend for spring 2014. Here are my top 10 purple picks for this season:

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1. Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Eye Shadow in Amethyst Purple

Shu Uemura Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(image from www.cosme.net)
(info from www.cosme.net, www.biteki.com,
i-voce.jp & www.maryquant.co.jp)

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV Long Keep Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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For my first product review of 2014, I will continue my Stash Debut series and share my thoughts on Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep).

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Spring 2014 Makeup 1(Designing Impression Eyes II in 501 Blue)
(images from www.cosme.net,
info from www.sofina.co.jp/aube & www.cosme.net)

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture has released its spring 2014 makeup collection in Japan on November 26th. The collection includes:

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