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SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist 06 Harunadeshiko Spring 2014 Makeup 1

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In March, I reviewed SUQQU‘s Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist in 09 Zakuroseki. which is among my recent lipstick favorites. Today, I will be talking about Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist in 06 Harunadeshiko, which I like even more.

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Canmake Mat Fleur Cheeks 01 Mat Apricot Fall 2014 Makeup 1

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Over the years, my tastes in blusher colors and pigmentation levels have gradually diversified, and I am now a lot more open to more vibrant blusher colors and more pigmented blushers. However, even though I do have blushers with a subtly glowy or shimmery finish, I still tend to prefer predominantly matte blushers with little or no shimmer. For me, Canmake‘s Mat Fleur Cheeks is a must-try product, and today I will be reviewing 01 Mat Apricot.

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes GD886 Summer 2009 Makeup 1

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It has been a while since I reviewed eyeshadows from Majolica Majorca. (Read my review of the line’s Majolook (Illuminator) in BR788 here.) Today I will be sharing my thoughts on Jeweling Eyes in GD886.

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Kanebo Chicca Mesmeric Lipstick 08 Rose Glace Summer 2014 Makeup 1

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Last November, I reviewed Chicca‘s Flush Blush Powder in 04 Sweet Pink in my Stash Debut series. (It was my first purchase from Chicca.) Today I will be sharing my thoughts on Mesmeric Lipstick, which has been a popular item from the brand. The shade I have is 08 Rose Glacé.

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Shiseido Benefique Theoty Cheek Fantasy Nuance PK01 Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Shiseido Benefique Theoty unveiled its new style of packaging in spring 2013. Designed in collaboration with Dutch designer Tord Boontje, the packaging is ornate, feminine, fanciful and romantic. (See more images of his work for Shiseido Benefique here.)

Cheek (Fantasy Nuance), launched in spring 2013, truly showcases the beauty of Boontje’s design, and today I will be sharing my thoughts on Cheek (Fantasy Nuance) in PK01, my first Benefique Theoty purchase.

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SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-30 Hekikai Summer 2016 Makeup 1

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Even though SUQQU has been known for beautifully wearable neutral eyeshadows, those of you who have been fans of the brand for a long time might remember that, prior to the launch of Blend Eyeshadow palettes (predecessors of Blend Color Eyeshadow palettes) in fall 2007, it carried mostly eyeshadow singles. Among them were many stylishly vibrant and saturated colors. (Have a look at this post on SUQQU for some of them.)

On April 28th, SUQQU released a limited-edition makeup collection for summer 2016 that is currently exclusive to the UK. (It was exclusive to Selfridges and it is now also available in Fenwick Bond Street and Harrods.) This stunningly colorful collection reminds me of the bright eyeshadows released around ten years ago. I had a chance to see the collection in person and I decided to go for Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-30 Hekikai.

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Kanebo Lunasol Geminate Eyes 05 RB Fall 2007 Makeup 1

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Back in 2007, I mentioned that Lunasol‘s fall 2007 Dual Glowing Purification makeup collection was one of the brand’s most stunning makeup collections. Nine years and thirty-four seasonal collections later, I still think this collection, inspired by jewel-toned hues, is one of the best from the brand. Today, I will be reviewing Geminate Eyes in 05 RB from the collection.

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

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I rarely use liquid foundations as they tend not to suit my oily skin. However, I got curious about Primavista Ange Liquid Foundation UV (Long Keep) and I decided to try it mainly for research purposes.

(For a brief profile on Primavista Ange, read my review of the line’s Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep). I have also reviewed Long Keep Base UV, possibly the line’s most popular product).

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Paul and Joe Lipstick 207 Grapevine Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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In fall 2012, Paul & Joe revamped its lipstick range, and I got Lipstick in 104 Mademoiselle and Lipstick Case P 002 at the time. (104 is a regular shade that is still available while the case is a limited-edition item.) Some time later, I went for Lipstick in 207 Grapevine and Lipstick Case. (Both are regular items and are still available.)

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Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color 301 Spring 2012 Makeup 1

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In January, I reviewed Anna Sui‘s Rose Cheek Color in 300. Today, I am sharing my thoughts on Rose Cheek Color in 301, possibly one of the most popular variations of Rose Cheek Color.

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