Sunday, 17 March 2013

Majolica Majorca Summer 2013

Here are the full details of the Majolica Majorca summer collection due out on 21 April in Japan. All items are limited edition.

1. Lash Expander Edge Meister BR666 brown (1260yen)

2. Aqua Fizz Shower (60ml, 997yen): Majoromantica-scented hair and body lotion spray.

3. Litte Humming Book II (1575yen)

4. Shiny Ray Liner: shimmery pink beige liner (1365yen, 0.8g)

5. Shiny Highlight: Highlighting gel creme that can also be used as an eyeshadow primer. Formulated with macadamia nut oil and Vitamin E. (997yen, 5.4ml)

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree First Anniversary

To celebrate its first anniversay, Les Merveilleuses by Laduree will release yet another Face Color Rose Laduree (Mini) (3360yen) on 20 March in Japan. There is a choice of three shades for the blush petals.

Majolica Majorca Little Humming Book II

Here's the second Little Humming Book (1575yen) that Majolica Majorca will be releasing on 21 April to commemorate its 10th anniversary. There will be a total of four Little Humming Books released this year. It contains two powder eyeshadows, a eyeshadow cream base and a lip gloss.

Laduree, Lavshuca and Esprique Summer 2013

Here are the upcoming new eyeshadow releases for summer by a few Japanese brands.

Lavshuca Shiny Eyes: 5 variations, out on 1 May (1680yen)

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Eye Color Palette in Romance and Serenade (4200yen for refill, 1575yen for case).

Esprique Flower Me Palette (Eye & Lip): Three limited edition palettes in cool, sweet and natural variations, to be released on 16 April. (3675yen). See pics of the store display and testers on Runatan.

Suqqu Summer 2013

Here's a sneak peek at the limited edition Blend Color Eyeshadow quad EX14 Ruridama 瑠璃玉 (7140yen) that Suqqu will be releasing for summer on 17 May in Japan.

On 19 April, Suqqu will release a new Whitening Lotion (8400yen) and Whitening Barrier Emulsion (15750yen).

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Kate Summer 2013

Kate will release a new Goldish Eyes palette (1680yen), Slim Gel Liner Pencil in pearly rich gold (1260yen) and Volume Up Rouge (1470yen, 6 shades) for this summer on 1 May in Japan. The Goldish Eyes palettes have been a big hit since their launch in February, racking up sales of 470,000 units in just one month. The new Goldish Eyes quad features cool grayish gold tones inspired by the beach in summertime.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Addiction Summer 2013 Ready To Wear Eye Palettes

It's true - Addiction is releasing a whopping six new eyeshadow quads for this summer! Bad news is that these Ready To Wear Eye Palette Basquiat are limited edition. At 6510yen each, collecting all will certainly not be cheap. Out on 10 May in Japan.

Soda Lunch

Black or White


Tuxedo Moon

Sugar Rusk

Mad Club

Jill Stuart Summer 2013

For Summer 2013, Jill Stuart will release a collection comprised entirely of "jelly" products on 26 April in Japan.

1. Jelly Blush (2310yen, 6g) in five limited edition shades. Scented with a crystal bouquet aroma, these moisturising jelly blushes give a translucent, sweet wash of color to the cheeks.

2. Jelly Lip Gloss #31 Weekend Stroll and #32 Andante Cantabile (2310yen)

3. Jelly Eye Color #19 Passion Fruit, #20 Coconut Mint and #21 Soda Pop (2310yen)

Three Summer 2013

Three will release the following new products for Summer 2013 on 22 May in Japan.

1. Color Veil for Cheeks: #21 Fragrant Sunbeams (3150yen)

2. Glam Touch Lip Gloss: #35 Shell Spell and #36 Honey Bunny (2940yen)

3. Shimmering Glow Duo Special Kit: Shimmering Glow Duo 01 (full size), Flawless Fluid Foundation 203 (9ml), Pristine Primer Glow (9ml) and Base Make Pouch. (5250yen)

4. Shimmering Color Veil: #43 Metallic Moss, #44 Golden Gossip and #45 Florescent Flora (3675yen)

Three will also release a limited edition Travel Kit 2013 (8610yen) on 24 April. It includes: Balancing Oil 28ml, Balancing Foam 30g, Balancing Lotion Mask 16ml (3 sheets), Balancing Emulsion Refreshing 28ml, Balancing UV Protector SPF30 PA+++ 30ml, Scalp & Hair Balancing Shampoo 50ml and Balancing Conditioner 50g.

RMK Summer 2013

RMK will release its summer 2013 collection on 10 May in Japan. It includes:

1. Ingenious W Powder Eyes: Rich pearly eyeshadow duos featuring two different textures. EX01 Gold (LE), 01 Green, 02 Brown, 03 Purple and 04 Grey. (3990yen)

2. Sheer Powder Cheeks: Three limited edition pearlish shades in EX04 Pink Gold, EX05 Orange Gold and EX06 Brown Gold. (4200yen)

3. Gloss Lips N: 4 limited edition shades in EX04 Pink Gold, EX05 Orange Gold, EX06 Clear Gold and EX07 Beige Gold (2310yen)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow Swatches

Kiko is a budget-friendly Italian brand with stores in the UK. Recently, I placed an order on their website for several of their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows. These normally retail at £6.90. I was able to get a 20% discount and free shipping for being a new customer. Shipping was very fast. I placed my order on Monday and it arrived at my husband's London address on Thursday, shipped from Milan via UPS with tracking.

Those in the black plastic packaging are from the permanent range while the two in the metal packaging are from the new Colors In The World spring collection. These are all made in Italy.

I was particularly intrigued by #31 Hypnotic Iris, a periwinkle blue with a slight flash of pink.

From the Colors In The World Collection, I also picked the Vivid Eyes Kajal & Eyelinber 03 Festive Indigo/Black (£7.90), which is made in the EU. The Festive Indigo shade is a bit darker and lacks the pink flash of Hypnotic Iris.

These swatches are just one layer each. The Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows have an impressive creamy consistency that glides over the skin without any tugging. They lay down the color with ease and build up quickly to a wonderfully pigmented finish that is more satin rather than shimmery metallic.

The Kajal & Liner are less pigmented than the Stick Eyeshadows, but still have pretty decent payoff.

#18 Midnight Blue is the only one that has tiny pink micro sparkles.

If you visit Italy, Kiko is well worth checking out for its massive product range and affordable prices. In London, there are two stores in Westfield White City and Westfield Stratford.