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SUQQU Summer 2014 Makeup 1

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SUQQU will release its summer 2014 makeup collection in Japan on May 2nd. 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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Michael Kors Fall 2013 Makeup 1

(image from House of Fraser)

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I stopped by central London a couple of days ago and had a look around the Oxford Street and Bond Street areas. Here are some of my beauty sightings:

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SUQQU Spring 2014 Makeup 3

(Blend Color Eyeshadow in 16 Hanashoubu)
(images from www.cosme.net,
info from www.suqqu.com & www.cosme.net)

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SUQQU will release its spring 2014 makeup collection in Japan on January 31st. The collection includes:

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SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-17 Hatsushimo Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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SUQQU continues its 10th anniversary celebration with a limited-edition makeup collection for fall 2013. This collection is noticeably more colorful than most of the brand’s previous seasonal collections, and today I am reviewing Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-17 Hatsushimo and Face Color Palette in EX-03.

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SUQQU Fall 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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SUQQU will release its fall 2013 makeup collection in Japan on August 9th. The collection includes:

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Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. is recalling 54 skincare products sold in Japan and in some of the brand’s overseas markets. Most of them are marketed as skin brightening/whitening products. (Read the official notice released by Kanebo on July 4th in Japanese and in English regarding the voluntary recall in Japan.)

The brands and ranges that include these products are Blanchir Superior, Suisai, Twany, Impress, Aqualeaf, Lissage, RMK, and SUQQU. (Lissage Ltd. and E’quipe Ltd. (which owns RMK and SUQQU) are affiliated with Kanebo Cosmetics Inc..) See the notice for the full list of products.

All the products being recalled contain rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol. According to Kanebo, this ingredient was approved by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2008. It is important to note that a direct link between the ingredient and the skin condition mentioned in the notice (appearance of white blotches on the skin) has not been established. The recall is a precautionary measure to alleviate consumers’ concerns.

According to Taipei Times, 450,000 from the 54 affected products have been sold in Japan, where there have been 39 reported cases of the condition since May. The report also mentions that the recall covers Kanebo’s overseas markets in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

According to official statements from Kanebo Taiwan and Kanebo Hong Kong, there has not been any report of the condition from any of Kanebo’s overseas markets.

My readers in the UK might be concerned about the brightening/whitening items from SUQQU and RMK. According to the global websites of the two brands, the sale of the items containing rhododenol has been suspended as a precautionary measure. I assume the suspension applies directly to the UK as the UK is the only market for both brands outside Asia. (Read the official notices from SUQQU & RMK.)

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SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-14 Ruridama Summer 2013 Makeup 1

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In terms of eyeshadow colors, SUQQU excels at neutrals. Apart from neutrals, the brand occasionally releases low-key and sophisticated blues and greens. As a lover of purples, I usually have to look elsewhere, as it is not a shade explored by the brand very often. (One of the few purple shades from SUQQU is in Blend Color Eyeshadow in 06 Ginbudou.) This is why I was pleasantly surprised to see Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-14 Ruridama from the brand’s summer 2013 makeup collection.

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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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SUQQU Summer 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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SUQQU will release its summer 2013 makeup collection in Japan on May 17th. The collection includes:

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