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THREE Shimmering Lip Jam 05 Passion Fashion Spring 2015 Makeup 1

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In January 2015, THREE released Shimmering Lip Jam as part of the brand’s spring 2015 Let’s Dance makeup collection. (It replaced Glam Touch Lip Gloss, which was featured in the brand’s debut collection in fall 2009.) Some of the colors looked very tempting, and I decided to go for 05 Passion Fashion.

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Elegance Phantom Eyes 28 Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Today, I am opening my treasure chest again and we will be looking at Phantom Eyes in 28 from Elégance.

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Kose Visee Glossy Rich Eyes BR-5 Gold Brown Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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Kosé Visée had a major renewal in fall 2013. The line used to have an edgy vibe but it did start to release items with a more feminine look before the revamp. The new look, with dark cases and intricate details, appears to be quite popular. One of the three eyeshadow palette series launched in fall 2013 is Glossy Rich Eyes, and I decided to go for BR-5 Gold Brown.

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Shiseido Integrate Milky Flower Cheeks 1 Flower Pink Holiday 2013 Makeup 1

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I have tried a couple of eyeshadow palettes from Integrate (Rainbow Grade Eyes in BE303 and Pure Big Eyes in VI221), and today I will be focusing on the line’s Milky Flower Cheeks in 1 Flower Pink.

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Kao Est Emotional Multiple Eyes 11 Spring 2010 Makeup 1

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Est was launched by Kao in 2000. Excluding brands from companies acquired by Kao Corporation (such as Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.), Est is currently Kao’s only department-store beauty brand in Japan. It was launched as a high-end range under Kao Sofina and it used to be sold at Sofina counters in department stores. (“Est” used to stand for “Essence of Sofina Technology”.) Since it became independent from Sofina a few years ago, it has been having its own department-store counters. (Sofina is now mainly available in drugstores and pharmacies in Japan.)

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Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Mood Veil PK200 Spring 2015 Makeup 1

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With natural-looking colors in a glamorous and substantial-looking case, Dramatic Mood Veil from Shiseido Maquillage was love at first sight. For me, it is the centerpiece of the newly renewed Maquillage, and I was really looking forward to trying it.

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Paul and Joe Lip Gloss M 002 Strawberry Kiwi Summer 2015 Makeup 1

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With vibrant colors and deep burgundy-brown packaging, Paul & Joe‘s summer 2015 Midnight Sangria makeup collection has a striking look. I decided to pick up Lip Gloss M in 002 Strawberry Kiwi, which is my favorite item of the collection.

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Jill Stuart Ribbon Couture Eyes 04 Gemmy Cashmere Spring 2015 Makeup 1

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Jill Stuart, in its 10th year, seems to be going through a renewal. So far in 2015, there has been at least one new product for every season (Ribbon Couture Eyes for spring, Forever Juicy Oil Rouge and Stay True Gel Eyeliner for summer and Rouge My Dress for fall). There are also new foundations (Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation Flawless Perfection for spring/summer and Rich Moisture Silk Powder Foundation for fall/winter). Moreover, from mid-August, Jill Stuart counters in Japan will have a new look.

Earlier this year, I decided to go for Ribbon Couture Eyes in 04 Gemmy Cashmere, which is the second eyeshadow palette I got from the brand (after Brilliance Eyes in 04 Gem Amethyst back in 2007).

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SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist EX-16 Momobara Spring 2015 Makeup 1

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Earlier I reviewed SUQQU‘s Balancing Cheeks N in 04 Mizuhanamoya from the brand’s spring 2015 makeup collection, and today we will look at Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist in EX-16 Momobara from the same collection.

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Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Toilette Spring Summer 2015 Fragrance 1

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Stella McCartney‘s Stella Eau de Parfum was relaunched in fall 2014, and I was wondering how the brand would re-develop the range. This spring, it (relatively quietly) launched Stella Eau de Toilette, and of course I decided to add it to my collection.

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