Saturday, 30 June 2007
1. 6 new shades of Pressed Eyeshadow N, 2100yen
2. Traincase, 36750yen
3. Precise Length Mascara in 3 shades, 3360yen
4. Depsea Moisture Mask (23ml x 6 sheets), 6300yen
1. Gran Blush #11 Sugar Marmalade (fresh orange), 1890yen
2. Matte Remake Powder #3 Honey Beige, 2100yen
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Monday, 25 June 2007
The collection also includes two highlighters in the same style as the Cheek Gradation. One has four different shades of white and the other has four shades of very pale pink and white. There are also two bronzers with in a round compact, each with a small strip of a shimmery highlighter shade, plus a few new nailpolishes.
Sunday, 24 June 2007
With T'estimo Eye Bright Up Base, I do get some minimal creasing at the inner corners of my eyes after more than 12 hours of wear. With UDPP, I did my makeup at 8am and my eye makeup still looked perfect at midnight that day, after more than 16 hours on a hot summer day when my skin was supremely oily! There was not a single crease even at the inner corners. I was just astounded when I was preparing to wash off my makeup after a long train journey and saw in the mirror that the eyeshadows remained just as shimmery and the colours just as true as when I first applied them. (I was using Jill Stuart's Brilliance Eyes #5 Mauve Pearl palette that day.)
On my trip, I also discovered a great way of wearing Jill Stuart's #1 Pink Quartz palette by using it with Visee's Aqua Shining Eyes GY003. I can't rave enough about Aqua Shining Eyes GY003 which is a complex dark metallic purple-tinted grey with flashes of burgundy. It is a truly unique shade that has no close duplicate in other brands. Best of all, it's priced very affordably just like UDPP, at 1890yen but Japanese drugstores usually discount Visee by 20% to 25% so I got it for 1417yen. I actually prefer the smoother texture of Aqua Shining Eyes to Jill Stuart's Eye Jellies as I find that Aqua Shining Eyes is slightly easier to apply and blend than JS Eye Jellies.
Anyway, back to the combo of Aqua Shining Eyes GY003 and JS #1 Pink Quartz quad: I used ASE GY003 from the upper lashline to a little below the crease as the liner shade, then the taupe shade (first from the right) from #1 Pink Quartz in the outer half of the crease to the middle; the purple shade (2nd from the right) from #1 Pink Quartz from the middle of the crease to the inner corner; then finally either the pink or light pinkish beige shade as a wash over the brow bone area. (The way I apply my eyeshadow is contrary to the technique most commonly taught by makeup artists who usually start with a base shade all over the lid first and finish with the eyeliner shade.) The Aqua Shining Eyes GY003 complements the shades in #1 Pink Quartz perfectly and I think it will work just as well with the other Brilliance Eyes palettes. If you happen to own ASE GY003 and any of the JS palettes, do give it a try!
Saturday, 23 June 2007
All in all, it looks like a very wearable collection and I expect the Mix Blush Compact will be a big hit. It's great that Jill Stuart is extending the Brilliance Eyes range but I wish they would come up with totally new shades instead of including shades that are very similar to those in the existing palettes. #6 looks very similar to #2 Crystal Jade except that the green shade in #6 looks like a deeper emerald and there's a silvery grey instead of the crystal blue in #2. The white shade in #7 also looks very similar to that in #5 Mauve Pearl.
This is not the complete collection which will have 4 new Shadow Customise shades, 9 shades of Majex lipgloss and 10 shades of the Jewelling Pencil as well as a Majo Kiss lip cream. The collection is due out on 21 July in Japan. Can't wait!
Friday, 22 June 2007
Since being sold by Estee Lauder, Stila's Japan operations have also been undergoing consolidation with the closure of several counters. Currently, there are only 4 counters left in Tokyo. Hopefully Stila Japan will continue to release Japan-exclusive collections such as Spring 2007's Ephemeral and June 2006's June Bride palettes. In July, Stila Japan will be releasing its annual revamped versions of its makeup pouches and mirrors.
Friday, 15 June 2007
1. Neo Climax Lip (lipgloss in twist-click packaging), 8 shades, 2625yen
OR331 - fresh apricot orange
BE352 - mod nude beige
RD753 - natural mellow red
RD354 - flower red
RS755 - cool chic rose
PK356 - blush pink
RD457 - jewel red
RD658 - dark brick red
2. Sheer Climax Rouge (lipstick), 6 new shades, 3150yen
BE344 - satin beige with gold shimmer
BR345 - chic red-toned brown
RD246 - pure chiffon pink
RD347 - elegant berry red
RS748 - sweet, cool moderate rose
RS549 - mysterious deep red
3. Colour On Climax Rouge (lipstick), 6 new shades, 3150yen
BE394 - tender beige
PK795 - natural soft pink
RD796 - mature luxurious red
RS397 - elegant blush rose
RD398 - feminine silk red
PK399 - fresh tango pink
4. Sparkle Contrast Eyes II (eyeshadow palette), 4 shades, 3675yen.
GY851, BR752, RS753, BL754. Each palette contains a "nuance powder (top left), a shadow powder (top right), a cream liner (bottom left) and a cream base (bottom left).
5. Brow & Shadow Compact, 2 shades, 3150yen
#10 Dark Brown, #20 Natural Brown
6. Eye Color (single eyeshadow), 4 new shades, 1050yen (
7. Nail Color, 4 new shades, 945yen (SV821, RS722, BE723, BR624)
Maquillage will also be revamping their base makeup line on 21 August with the release of the new Climax Moisture Compact Foundation (SPF15, PA+). The new foundation is formulated with three types of powder to conceal pores and add a glowy, healthy effect. It also has hyaluronic acid for a moisturising effect. The foundation will be available in 8 shades. There will also be a new Pressed Powder and a Concealer Liquid (SPF10, PA+) in 2 shades, Light and Natural. There will also be a new shade of the Pre-Makeup Skin Brightener in Natural Yellow for concealing redness.
These pics of the collection pamphlet were posted on 2Channel. The "Feminine Handsome" looks:
Some close-up pics of the new products can be seen in the official press release (only in Japanese).
Friday, 8 June 2007
Thursday, 7 June 2007
1. Jewel Crush Eyes eyeshadow quads. 5 shades, 2415yen
2. Jewel Crush Eyeliner (shimmery liquid eyeliner). 3 shades (black, brown and purple). 1575yen.
3. Metallic Gloss Rouge (lipgloss), 3 shades, 2100yen.
4. Glamorous Nail, 5 shades, 525yen.
The description on the photo reads:
Top Left - Jewel Crush Color
Top Right - Nuance Color
Bottom Left - Highlight Color
Bottom Right - Deep Color
2. Colour Eyes N (single eyeshadow), 12 new shades. 1050yen each.
3. Crystallish Gloss, 3 new shades. 2100yen each.