Thursday, 29 May 2014

Addiction 5th Anniversary Palette

Addiction celebrates its 5th anniversary this autumn with an unusual red and taupe Ready To Wear palette. Pic from Maquia.

Looking back over the five years since Ayako launched Addiction with an unusual line-up of six white and six black eyeshadows, it's impressive how the brand has grown. Makeup-artist driven brands have been successful in the fiercely competitive Japanese market previously, with the best example being RMK, but Addiction stood out from the beginning with their brilliantly-executed creative vision, diverse color palette and fresh product innovations every season. If RMK is the epitome of fresh, pink-cheeked prettiness and Paul & Joe is the quirky bohemian French chick, Addiction is the cool leather-clad rock chick who's partied all over the world that Lunasol, the beige-suited office lady can only watch in envy. Hopefully, Kose will finally take the brand international and give it the exposure that it deserves.

Chanel Fall 2014 Rouge Coco Shine

Here's a pic from Voce of the four limited edition Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks from their upcoming Fall 2014 collection, due out on 22 August in Japan.

Another pic of the new eyeshadow singles by Frau.

Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Eau de Parfum

Jill Stuart will launch Crystal Bloom Eau de Parfum on 5 September in Japan. Inspired by the eternal beauty of diamonds, the innocent yet sexy fragrance is created by Christine Nagel, who is also Hermes' in-house perfumer and creator of several Jo Malone scents. Crystal Bloom will be available in 50ml (7500yen) and 30ml (5500yen). The crystal floral accord has top notes of sweet pea, snowdrop, neroli, orange; middle notes of edelweiss, magnolia, rose, freesia, jasmine and raspberry; and end notes of tulle accord, orange osmanthus, gardenia, ylang ylang, moss, cedarwood, musk and amber.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Shu Uemura Fall 2014 Brave Beauty

Shu Uemura used to term its seasonal color makeup collections as part of its "Mode Makeup" series. The very first was called "Flaggy", released in 1968 by brand creator Uemura. Chocolat Donna from Fall 2012 was #135. The upcoming Brave Beauty collection will be the first 'volume' in a new Vision of Beauty Collection by Artistic Director Kakuyasu Uchiide.

Set for release on 1 August in Japan, the collection includes:

1. Eye Palette: Three palettes in pink, green and orange variations (6500yen)

2. Lasting Soft Gel Pencil: 3 shades (2000yen)

3. Rouge Unlimited: 6 shades in maroon, fuchsia, orange hues (3000yen)

4. Satin Radiant Stick: 4 shades

5. Brave Beauty Lashes (2500yen)

6. Brave Beauty Face Stars (2200yen)

All products are limited edition. See more pics from the press preview on Kire no Hone, here and Biplivoce.

Also set for release on 1 August are the Tsuya Lotion (4800yen, 150ml) which comes in three types: I Fresh Watery, II Watery and III Rich Jelly; and The Lightbulb Oleo Pact Foundation SPF25 PA+++ (5500yen, 16 shades) and The Lightbulb Dome Sponge (650yen). The Oleo Pact Foundation is formulated with a jellified oil complex that is more translucent than the conventional wax complex for an enhanced color effect. It promises a lightweight sensation and effortless touch of glow on a fresh complexion. See the ad visual here. There will also be a new cotton pad with a silk side and a cotton side for use with the Tsuya Lotion.

Three Fall 2014 Future Noir

Here are more details of the Three fall collection, "Future Noir". The collection includes a new line of Refined Control Lip Pencils in three shades. Pics below tweeted by Osadanna.

The Shadow Lining Performance Eyeliner (2800yen) comes in five shades: black, red brown, grey, black purple and blue green. Two of these are limited edition.

Velvet Last Lipstick #10, one of four new lipsticks.

Pic below by Abe Sawako.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Three Fall 2014

Three did not release a makeup collection for this summer, focusing instead on their new nail lacquer range. For Fall 2014, Three will introduce a new Shadow Lining Performance Eyeliner and mascara in various hues. Pics below tweeted by Kanzaki Megumi. Due out on 13 August in Japan.

Lunasol Fall 2014 麗浄化

Lunasol just held its autumn collection press preview in Tokyo, unveiling a gorgeous line-up of eyeshadow quads and duos with a baroque design. Set for release on 22 August in Japan, the collection features softly muted neutrals and dusky tones perfect for the season. Typical of Lunasol, the shades have a certain translucency. The collection theme is 麗浄化 (Rei jouka/refined beauty). Pics below tweeted by Abe Sawako.

The Dual Contrasting Eyes and Soft Contrasting Cheeks EX01 Soft Coral and EX02 Soft Pink are limited edition and come with a dome-shaped puff (see it here).

Pics below tweeted by Kanzaki Megumi.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Canmake June Releases

Canmake will release the following new products on 2 June in Japan:

1. Juicy Pure Eyes: No. 1 Classic Pink Brown, No.2 Happy Sunny Brown, No. 3 Antique Gold and No. 4 Sweet Beige (600yen)

2. Dual Eyebrow Stick: No. 1 Natural Brown (beige brown and dark brown) and No. 2 Light Brown (orange beige and ash brown) (600yen)

3. Effect Nails: No. Z10 Creamy Melon, No. Z11 Sugar Lemon and No. Z12 Sakura Macaron (280yen)

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Paul & Joe Fall 2014

For fans of Paul & Joe's whimsical prints, their upcoming Fall 2014 collection will be a treasure trove as it introduces ten limited edition Lipstick Case CS designs (1000yen), five of which are re-issued from previous seasonal collections. Due out on 1 August in Japan, the collection will also introduce 13 new lipstick refill shades (2000yen), three limited edition Lipstick CS shades (2000yen), Lip Concealer Duo (2000yen) and five Lip Liner Duos (2500yen). This collection alone is going to wipe out my makeup budget!

Below are the five brand new designs.

In the pic below, these are 019 Grenat Satellite (Autumn 2003), 050 Pavot (Spring 2007), 039 French Cancan (Spring 2005). The other two designs are not listed in the Collection Sparkles archive on the Paul & Joe website, so I'm not sure when they date from.

Shu Uemura Fall 2014 Brave Beauty

Shu Uemura held its fall press preview in Tokyo recently to showcase its upcoming new products. This include Tsuya Skin Lotion, Lightbulb Oleo Pact Foundation with a unique dome sponge and a Brave Beauty color makeup collection due out on 1 August in Japan. See pics on Kanzaki Megumi. Pic below tweeted by Nao. The Brave Beauty collection includes eyeshadow palettes, cream stick blushes/highlighters, and lipsticks in a vibrantly hued packaging.

Below is the Satin Radiant Stick in Bronze Gold.

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Fall 2014

Nao tweeted this pic of Les Merveilleuses y Laduree Pressed Cheek Colors and a Lip Conditioner (3500yen), to be released on 25 July in Japan. One of the cheek colors comes in an unusual limited edition red case. The Lip Conditioner contains beeswax and shea butter. This is probably just a small part of the fall collection.

Pic below tweeted by Megumi Kanzaki. See another pic by Tomoichi here.