_Stash Debut 2012

Kanebo Kate Gradical Eyes A GD-1 Spring 2010 1

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If you happen to be a regular reader of my blog, then, yes, this is finally my first ever item from Kate!

As mentioned in my post back in 2007, Kate, owned by Kanebo, is a popular Japanese drugstore makeup line. It is generally as widely available in Japan, East Asia, and Southeast Asia as other popular drugstore makeup lines from Japan such as Majolica Majorca and Lavshuca. However, as a fan of Japanese cosmetics for many years, I had never bought anything from Kate. Earlier this year, I looked through Kate’s products in person again and decided to go for Gradical Eyes A in GD-1, which was released in Japan in spring 2010.

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Majolook (Illuminator) BR788 Holiday 2008 Makeup 1

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Today my Stash Debut 2012 series continues with Majolica Majorca Majolook (Illuminator) in BR788.

Even though I did have a few items from Majolica Majorca, I never tried eyeshadows from the line. After looking through the line’s eyeshadow palettes, I decided to go for Majolook (Illuminator) in BR788. The palette was released in the holiday 2008 season, but it was not a limited-edition item and it is still available.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Impression Eyes 553 Purple Fall 2011 Makeup 1

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Sofina‘s color makeup line, Aube, was revamped in December 2008 to become Aube Couture. I had a chance to see Aube Couture in person earlier this year and I was very impressed by the Designing Impression Eyes series, which was launched in fall 2011. I currently have four palettes from the series, and 553 Purple was the first one I purchased. It is my first ever item from Aube Couture, and therefore I am highlighting it in my Stash Debut 2012 series.

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Muji Eye Color (4 Color Type) Plum 01 1

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Today my Stash Debut 2012 series continues with Muji Eye Color (4 Color Type) in Plum 01.

Apart from homeware, clothing, and food, the Japanese lifestyle brand Muji carries health and beauty products, which include skincare, bodycare, haircare, and makeup items. I have been using Muji’s Mild Oil Cleansing (note it is no longer available in the UK), and today I am sharing my thoughts on my first makeup purchase from Muji.

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Kao Sofina Jenne Trial Set Moist Type 1

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In my Japanese Brand Profile series, I have written about Kao Sofina‘s Beauté and (the now discontinued) Hada.ka skincare lines. Today, in my Stash Debut 2012 series, I will be talking about another skincare line from Sofina, Sofina Jenne, and I will be reviewing Sofina Jenne Trial Set (Moist Type), my first purchase from Sofina Jenne (mainly to try the popular Jelly Moisturizer, one of the best-selling products from Sofina).

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Kose Fasio Glass Reflection Eyes BR-2 Fall 2011 1

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Today my Stash Debut 2012 series continues with Fasio’s Glass Reflection Eyes in BR-2.

Like Elsia, which I featured in Part 1 of the series, Fasio is a drugstore beauty line owned by Kosé. It currently carries base makeup, point makeup, and suncare items. The Glass Reflection Eyes series (5 variations, ¥1575) was released in Japan on July 16th 2011 as part of the line’s fall 2011 makeup collection, and I went for the gold-toned BR-2.

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Kose Elsia Luxe Shine Eye Color E-5 1

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Today I am launching a new series: Stash Debut 2012. In the last few months, I purchased a few items from Japanese beauty lines I had never purchased from before and I also bought eyeshadow palettes from Japanese lines which I hadn’t previously own eyeshadows from. I have been trying these items, and, in the next few months, I will be sharing my thoughts on them. First up in the series, I am reviewing Elsia‘s Luxe Shine Eye Color in E-5.

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