Thursday 31 October 2013

Addiction Spring 2014 Elvissa Dream

 Head over to this Japanese blog for a preview of the Addiction Spring 2014 collection, Elvissa Dream (Elvissa is a town on the island of Ibiza). Due out on 10 January in Japan, the collection looks like a play on neutral hues and will include two new blushes (2940yen) and six new eyeshadows (2100yen). Pic below tweeted by Abe Sawako.

Pic below by BeautySakura

Pic below by Hiro Tadakase

Pic below by Frau.

Lunasol Spring 2014

Lunasol's Spring 2014 makeup collection centres around the theme of "desert purification" (砂景浄化). Due out on 17 January in Japan, the collection introduces four Sand Natural Eyes palettes (5250yen) which will delight fans of neutral beige/brown shades. There will also be two Sand Natural Cheeks (3675yen) with a speckled design. See the ad visual here. As per previous years, Lunasol will launch its new base makeup products in March. The collection details will be unveiled on the official website in late December.

Jill Stuart Spring 2014

For Spring 2014, Jill Stuart will release a Thumbelina-inspired makeup collection on 10 January in Japan. It includes:

1. Jewel Crystal Eyes N #6 and #7 (5250yen)

2. Velvet Crystal Eyes #8 (5250yen)

3. Mix Blush Compact N #7 and #8 (4725yen)

4. Nail Lacquer R #104, #105 and #106 (1575yen)

5. Lip Blossom: New line of lipsticks in 10 shades with a mirror hidden under the floral end cap decorated with a Swarovski crystal. (2940yen)

Both the Mix Blush Compacts and Jewel Crystal Eyes N come in limited edition packaging with a floral motif. Pics below from Voce.

Pics below from Fashionsnap.

Pic by UrCosme.

See more pics from the Tokyo press preview event on Kuri's Beauty Report, twinshitomi and Fashion Press.

Lancome Spring 2014 New Foundations

According to Abe Sawako, Lancome will release a new Absolue Sublime Rejuvenating Essence Foundation, infused with the Absolue Sublime Oléo serum, on 15 January in Japan. There will also be a new Absolue Eye Concentrate.

In February, Lancome will release Miracle Air de Teint, which given the name and dropper packaging, looks like it will be similar to Armani Maestro Foundation and L'Oreal Magic Nude. See pics here and here.

Fasio Brand Renewal

Following Visee, Fasio is the next Kose brand to undergo a renewal come Spring 2014. With a new "smart, casual" brand concept, the line-up is designed to meet the needs of ladies who value functionality and efficacy, rather than a certain age group. The first phase of the brand renewal will kick off on 16 January with 10 new products, ranging from 735yen to 1575yen. The products will be sold in silver pouch packaging.

From left to right in pic below:

1. Smart Curl Mascara (W Curl): Waterproof, curl-enhancing mascara (1260yen, 2 shades)

2. Smart Curl Mascara (Long): Film-type lengthening mascara that can be removed with warm water. (1260yen, 2 shades)

3. Smart Curl Mascara (Volume): Waterproof volumising mascara (1260yen, 2 shades)

4. Edge Power Gel Liner (1575yen, 2 shades)

5. Quick Dry Gel Liner (1260yen, 2 shades)

6. Lasting Film Liquid Liner (1050yen, 2 shades)

7. Deep Black Liquid Liner (1575yen, 1 shade)

8. Powder Eyebrow Pencil (1260yen, 3 shades)

9. Slim Eyebrow Pencil (735yen, 3 shades)

10. Easy Eye Make Remover: Removes waterproof mascara. (1050yen, 6.5ml)

Guerlain Meteorites Perles Reformulation

Guerlain will launch the newly reformulated version of its bestselling Meteorites Perles on 17 January in Japan in three variations. The new formula is supposed to have an enhanced softness that makes it easier to pick up the powder with a brush. These also incorporate "stardust technology" to give skin a subtle, brightening glow.

Maquillage Styling Palette B, N and M

Here are more pics of the three limited edition Maquillage Styling Palettes (3990yen each) done in collaboration with Baila, More and Nonno magazines. These will be launched through Shiseido's Watashi Plus online portal on 1 November, and in stores in Japan on 1 December. Each palette contains three eyeshadows (2.2g) and one True Rouge lip color (0.8g).

Styling Palette N (by Nonno)

Styling Palette M (by More)

Monday 28 October 2013

Kate & Lavshuca Winter 2013

Kate will be releasing a small winter collection on 1 November in Japan. It consists of a Slim Gel Liner Pencil BK1 High Black (1260yen) and two Colorcious Diamond Eyes palettes in GN2 and BR3 (1680yen). The limited edition Slim Gel Liner has a 2mm tip and features a snakeskin print design.

Lavshuca's winter collection, also set for release on 1 November, introduces a limited edition LavFake (997yen) in two shades 01 Red Fake and 02 Pink Fake. Formulated with silk and pearl essence, this multi-tasking product can be used on lips, cheeks and eyes for a natural healthy tint.

There is also a new Dramatic Stay Liquid (1050yen) in 8 shades, infused with sweet almond oil and silk, and Hand Figure Veil (mini size hand and nail creams, 399yen each) in three limited edition scents .

RMK Spring 2014 Play on Pink

Here are more details of the RMK Play on Pink collection for Spring 2014, to be released on 17 January in Japan. Creative Director Kaori wanted to create a "face closet" for women, centering around feminine and vibrant shades of pink.

The collection includes:

* Kaleidoscope Nuance Color in 2 variations with 6 tones each (limited edition)

* Kaleidoscope Cheeks in 2 variations: Each blush duo contains a base shade and a shiny color.

* Kaleidoscope Eyes in 5 variations: Each eyeshadow duo contains a pink base color and a pearl shade to be layered on top

* W Crayon & Gloss Lips: Matte lip crayon and translucent gloss duo

* Nail Color EX in 4 shades

* Shiny Base & Top Coat

* Face Color Brush with 100% goat hair

The prices range from 1575yen to 5040yen.
Pic below by Maquia.

Suqqu Holiday Sets on

Both the Suqqu Christmas makeup sets are now available on but strangely, only Kit A (with the blue/pink quad) (£58) is eligible for international delivery. Selfridges offers international shipping and what's great is that they deduct the VAT for delivery to non-EU countries which helps to balance the shipping cost. However, they also add in import duties where applicable. Shipping is £15 to EU countries and £25 for non-EU countries.

There is also a Special Kit C (£15). The sizes of the products are not stated but my guess is that they should be the same as those in the Christmas Special Kit that will be released on 15 November in Japan (i.e. Masculate Massage & Mask Cream 48g, Moisture Massage Scrub 30g, Moisture Barrier Lip Cream 7g, Chiffon Feel Loose Powder 4g). The Chiffon Feel Loose Powder is of superb quality, and originally retailed at 19g for £40.

Thursday 24 October 2013

Chanel Spring 2014 Notes du Printemps

Continuing the slew of spring press previews, here's a look at Chanel's Notes du Printemps collection set for release on 10 January in Japan. Pic below tweeted by Tomoichi.

Pic below by Frau.

Pic below by Osadanna.

Chicca Spring 2014

Here's a pic tweeted by Maquia of Chicca's Spring 2014 collection, Spring Smile, due out on 24 January in Japan.

Pic below by Tomoichi.

Pic below by Maquia.

Chicca's Winter Petal holiday collection and Christmas coffrets are up on the official website.

RMK Spring 2014 Play On Pink

Here's yet another pink-themed collection for Spring 2014. RMK will launch its Play on Pink collection on 17 January in Japan, featuring eye, cheek and face colors in a kaleidoscope design. On the right side of the pic are the new dual-ended lip gloss and matte rouge combinations. This is the first RMK collection created by Kaori, RMK's new creative director.
Pics tweeted by Maquia.

Tuesday 22 October 2013 GWP has just started offering this new sample-filled Jane Mayle bag as a gift with any $100 purchase. It's a tempting one with a deluxe sample of By Terry Hyaluronic Blush in Peach Posh. The minimum purchase amount is not hard to hit given the plethora of holiday collections now available from Tarte, Too Faced, LORAC, Urban Decay, Smashbox, Stila and Butter London. I couldn't resist picking up a couple of the newly reformulated Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow blushes.

Three Holiday 2013 Winter Stardust

Here are the ad visuals for the Three Winter Stardust holiday coffret (8400yen) which will be released on 13 November in Japan. The set includes Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil 09 Child of the Moon and 10 The Prettiest Star (feminine lavender silver and shimmery copper gold), and Blend Eye Color Palette Duo 06 Winter Love (greyish lavender and red-toned purple).

Three will also release a skincare Special Kit 2013 (10500yen) on 27 November. It includes Balancing Cleansing Oil 200ml, Balancing Cleansing Foam 30g, Balancing Cleansing Lotion 30ml, Balancing Cleansing Emulsion 28ml, Balancing Cleansing Cream 8g, Conditioning SQ Oil 2.5ml, Scalp & Hair Balancing Shampoo 50ml and Conditioner 50g.