Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Shu Uemura Shupette

Here's another pic of the Shu Uemura Shupette collection by Karl Lagerfeld, which will include 22 products.

Anna Sui Holiday 2014

Anna Sui will release this limited edition Holiday Sweets set on 1 November in Japan. It includes an eye color, blush, lip color and lip balm. Pic tweeted by Tomoichi.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Givenchy Holiday 2014

Givenchy will release this limited edition Prismissime palette as part of its Folie du Noel collection on 1 November in Japan. Pic tweeted by Tomoichi.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow Swatches

If there's one Kiko product that I would recommend, it's their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow (£6.90) which is available in over 40 shades. Kiko is an Italian makeup brand that now has stores in the UK, France and Switzerland. Last year, I hauled virtually the entire range as I love how travel-friendly and fuss-free these are to use without the need for fiddling around with brushes or dinky sponge applicators. Just swipe across the lids, quickly blend with one's finger and you're set to go. These hold up reasonably well over the course of a day with primer underneath, although there is some creasing.

Kiko's version is very similar in texture to Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color and By Terry Ombre Blackstar but at a much more affordable price point. The other two brands do have some unique shades that cannot be duped by Kiko but Kiko's range is so extensive that one is genuinely spoiled for choice. The shades do vary in terms of their smoothness and creaminess with some being more dry and stiff but on the whole, most shades are easy to work with. I placed my order through the Kiko (Switzerland) website, which meant navigating it in German. My order was actually despatched from Italy, which led to the unpleasant surprise of having to pay Swiss customs duties.

The permanent range comes in black packaging with the shade color shown on the end. Occasionally, Kiko releases limited edition shades which usually come in a silver reflective packaging. The Digital Emotion collection for Holiday 2013 included a five shade set. I don't think Kiko has released any new shades since then.






Grey/dirty taupes

Hope these swatches are helpful. This post has been sitting in my drafts folder since last December and I glad that I finally finished it. For more swatches, you can check out Drivel About Frivol.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Collection

The Shu Uemura Shupette collection by Karl Lagerfeld will be exclusively launched at their Omotesando flagship boutique in Tokyo for one day only on 6 September in conjunction with the Fashion Night Out event by Vogue magazine. The collection will officially launch at all counters on 1 November. Pic from Karl Lagerfeld's Instagram.

Addiction Holiday Coffret 2014 Tokyo Jazz

Addiction will release a Tokyo Jazz holiday coffret (7200yen) on 7 November in Japan. It includes Tokyo Jazz Limited Compact, Black Jazz Eyeliner Pencil and a ribbon clutch. The compact contains four pearl shades of mustard yellow with gold pearl, translucent pale yellow with large silver pearl, grey with silver pearl, pale sakura pink with silver pearl, and a matte iris purple.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Lunasol Christmas Coffret 2014

Lunasol is collaborating with jewelry brand AHKAH for its holiday coffret which will be released on 4 November in Japan. The coffret features pink packaging. Pic below tweeted by Tomoichi. See another pic here of the striped blush and eyeshadows.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Coffret D'Or Total Designing Sets

Coffret D'Or will release four limited edition Total Designing Sets (3800yen with a retail value of 6200yen) on 16 September in Japan. Each set contains a Full Smile Eyeshadow palette, liquid rouge EX100 and blush. The liquid rouge shade is the same in all four sets. Set EX1 contains Full Smile Eyeshadow 01 (apricot beige), EX2 contains Eyeshadow 05 (pink beige), EX3 contains Eyeshadow 03 (bronze black) and EX04 contains Eyeshadow 06 (grey brown). Sets EX1 and EX2 contain the same pink blush while EX3 and EX4 feature the same rose blush.

SKII Holiday 2014 Coffrets

SKII will release several skincare and makeup coffrets on 5 November in Japan. Their signature product Facial Treatment Essence will be available in two limited edition red and purple floral designs. The FTE set (22140yen) also includes Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml, Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel 15g, Facial Treatment Cleanser 20g and a pouch.

See the other coffrets here and here.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Click

Chanel will launch a new line of glosses named Rouge Allure Gloss Click (3900yen) on 24 October in Japan. Available in 9 shades, the English name is simply Rouge Allure Gloss but the Japanese name adds a "Click" at the end. A simple push to the top of the tube causes the lipgloss applicator to pop up. Pic below tweeted by Abe Sawako.

Pic below from Vogue Japan's Instagram.

Pic below tweeted by Tomoichi.

Pics below tweeted by Osadanna.

Pics below from Spur magazine.

Dior Omotesando Boutique Collection

To commemorate the opening of its beauty boutique in Omotesando, Tokyo, Dior will release this Omotesando Boutique collection exclusively at the store on 9 October. Designed by Dior Creative & Image Director Peter Philips (formerly with Chanel), the collection includes a four-tone Fleur de Vent cheek palette featuring flower and toy windmill motifs, a Cinq Couleurs #736 eyeshadow palette and two Rouge Dior #449 and #350 lipsticks. Pic below from Eclat.

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The boutique will also carry the La Collection Privée Christian Dior fragrance line that is only available at a handful of Dior stores worldwide. These will retail at a whopping 31500yen for 125ml.

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Holiday Palettes

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree will release two limited edition eyeshadow palettes on 5 December as part of their holiday collection. Retailing at 5500yen each, these are inspired by emerald and amethyst, in line with the jewelry theme of the collection. Pic from Eclat.

Also set for release on 5 December are these mini candles named Josephine (rose scented) and Bon Bon (candy-scented), each retailing at 4800yen. On the right is a rose-scented sachet (2500yen) with notes of rose, cherry and wood.

On 7 November comes this trio of limited edition soaps in iris, carnation and mimosa (1500yen each). The carnation soap apparently also has spicy notes of cinnamon and black pepper.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Holiday Coffret 2014

Here's another pic of the Les Merveilleuses by Laduree holiday coffret (7500yen) from Eclat. It includes a red Creamy Cheek Pot, Eye Color Duo and coral red Glossy Rouge.