Here are the full details of the Shu Uemura collaboration with Maison Kitsune for Holiday 2015. The collection launches on 1 November, with the sole exception of the makeup case which will be released on 1 December. Pics from Woman Insight.
Kitsune Christmas Kit (8500yen): Beauty Remix Smoky Eye & Cheek Palette in either Indigo or Plum, Lacquer Sparkle in Persimmon Glow or Plum Shimmer, Ultime8 Supreme Beauty Cleansing Oil 15ml and a flat pouch.
Kitsune Christmas Foundation Kit (from 7800yen). Includes foundation, Ultime8 Supreme Beauty Cleansing Oil 15ml and pouch.
Lacquer Sparkle in Plum Shimmer, Persimmon Glow and Flare Shine
Kitsune Christmas Tsuya Kit (8000yen for the Tsuya Essence 30ml and 10000yen for the Tsuya Essence 50ml). Kit also contains Tsuya Emulsion 10ml, Tsuya Lotion III 50ml, The Light Bulb Fluid Foundation 764 10ml, sponge and a gift box.
Party Mixer Glitz Nail Enamel in Indigo Glitz and Plum Glitz (1700yen)
Play & Remix Drawing Pencil #G Silver, #G Gold, #M Plum and #M Indigo (
Ultime8 Supreme Beauty Cleansing Oil (11500yen for 450ml, 4200yen for 150ml), UV Under Base Mousse CC in Beige and Pink (3900yen), Stage Performance Glow Creator Pure Glow (4500yen) and Depsea Hydrating Lip Balm (2000yen)
Curious Eye Opening Premium Curler (2000yen)
Tricolor in a Blink Lashes and Jewel Fur For A Wink (3000yen each)
New Must Have Premium Brush Set (6500yen)
Curious Eye Catching Premium Makeup Box (28000yen)
Here's a close-up pic by Naonaozou of the Three 4D Plus Eye Palette EX01 Moon Ray. Not sure how colour-accurate it is as it looks like there may be a filter applied. With the launch of the fall collection Somewhere Inbetween, Three has quietly discontinued #1 to #4 of the existing 4D Eye Palettes.
Three has also announced that it will be opening another four counters in Thailand, adding to the existing nine in Bangkok. Thanks to its focus on using organic natural ingredients, Three has done very well in Thailand, where its Thai Facebook page garnered four times the number of 'likes' as the Three Japan Facebook page. Its revenue has jumped 170% over the previous year, with its cleansing oil, fluid foundation, cleanser and loose powder accounting for 40% of sales. Three is owned by the Pola Orbis group.
Anna Sui will release two limited edition makeup coffrets for Holiday 2015 on 1 November, each retailing at 6700yen. Each coffret contains a Rose Cheek Colour, colour powder, lipstick and a makeup case. This will be followed on 1 December by nail polishes set around the theme of birthday stones, retailing at 1200yen each. Pics from Voce.
Starting 1 September, Shiseido will retail these travel-size minis of Integrate Mineral Base Skin Effect CC (500yen, 5g), Mineral Watery Foundation N (500yen, 5ml, 2 shades), Mineral Liquid Powdery foundation (500yen, 1.3g, 2 shades) and Magic Girls Lash mascara (500yen, 1.8g) exclusively at Lawsons convenience stores in Japan.
Three will release its Holiday 2015 collection Under The Magic Moon on 4 November in Japan. It includes the following:
1. 4D Plus Eye Palette EX01 Moon Ray (6200yen)
2. Shimmering Lip Jam X01 Pale Moon (translucent with rainbow pearl), X02 Moon Rider (nude beige orange), X03 Moon Whisper (foggy pink with multi-coloured pearl) and X04 Sugar Moon (clear dazzling pink). (3000yen)
3. Nail Polish X01 Time To Shine (shiny sparkle with silver and gold lamé), X02 Moonlight Drive (moonlight orange), X03 Moonage Daydream (misty green) and X04 Tokyo Moon (deep crimson pink). (1800yen)
There will be a makeup pouch as a gift with any purchase of 10,800yen that includes this collection.
On 25 November comes this Special Kit 2015 (15,000yen) which includes Balancing Cleansing Oil 200ml, Balancing Foam 30g, Balancing Lotion 30ml, Balancing Emulsion 28ml, Balancing Cream 10g, Balancing Treatment Eye Lotion 28ml, Balancing Treatment Eye Cream 9g, Conditioning SQ Oil 2.5ml and a pouch.
Here's another sneak peek from Biteki at the Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Holiday 2015 collection.
Coffret D'Or will be releasing four limited edition coffrets for Holiday 2015. Each includes an eyeshadow palette, lipstick and nail care oil. Pic from Biteki.
Here's another pic of the Visee Velvet Shimmer Eyes (1600yen, 2 variations) and Lip Tint (1200yen, 3 shades) to be released on 16 November as part of the Velvet Addiction collection, which also includes a Color Impact Gel Liner (950yen, 3 shades). There are many more pics over on Gorogolog.
Here are another two pieces from the Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Holiday 2015 collection debuting on 6 November in Japan. On the left are the limited edition Bath Salts and on the right is the limited edition Rose Face Colour Laduree. Pic by Naonaozou.
Lunasol sticks to its usual playbook of browns and beiges for the eyes and soft light pinks for the cheeks and lips in its upcoming Party Coffret 2015, which also includes a burgundy mascara. The cream blush can also be used on the lips. Out on 6 November in Japan where it will retail for 6500yen.
Aside from the coffret, there will also be other individual products as part of the winter collection including this Deep Contrasting Eyes EX01 (3500yen) and Colouring Cheeks EX01. There will be two other Deep Contrasting Eyes duos. Out on 13 November in Japan. Pics by Naonaozou.
Les Merveilleuses by Laduree will release this makeup coffret on 6 November in Japan. The clock-like compacts include a rouge, cheek base and cheek colour. The pink lipstick in the background will be released on 4 December. Pic by Tomoichi.
If you're thinking of purchasing Visee's new Shimmer Rich Eyes quads just released today in Japan, you may want to hold on instead for the upcoming Velvet Shimmer Eyes (1600yen) to be released on 16 November. There will be two palettes in pink and brown variations, as well as two limited edition Color Impact Gel Liners (top left) and three limited edition Lip Tints. Interestingly, the cardboard palettes come with English instructions inside. Pic from Voce.
Here are more details on Suqqu's holiday coffrets.
Christmas Makeup Kit A (8000yen, 1 November) contains Eye Color Palette EX03 碧茶織 (Aosaori), Gel Eyeliner Pencil EX02, Eye Makeup Remover R 50ml and deep green tweed Pouch A （H12.5×W21×D2cm). This is supposed to be the glamorous variation. Aosaori is pronounced with 5 syllables (sounds like 'ah-oh-sa-oh-ri').
Christmas Makeup Kit B (8000yen, 1 November) contains Eye Color Palette EX04 紫蘇織 (Shisouori), Gel Eyeliner Pencil EX02, Eye Makeup Remover R 50ml and burgundy tweed Pouch B （H12.5×W21×D2cm). This is supposed to be the cool, feminine variation. Shisouori is pronounced with 4 syllables (sounds like 'shi-so-oh-ri' with the 'o' sound in the second syllable being drawn out).
2015 Base & Skincare Premium Kit (26,500yen to 30,000yen depending on the foundation selection, 1 December) includes one's choice from any of the 5 Suqqu foundations, Skin Illuminate Powder 15g, Moisture Repair Essence N 30ml, Moisture Lotion 75ml, Moisture Barrier Cream 7g and nude pink pouch (H18×W12.5×D8.5cm). The Skin Illuminate Powder is exclusive to this kit and supposed to have an ultra-fine texture like powder snow. It helps to brighten up and hydrate skin. It can be applied either with the included cotton puff or brush.
Here's a sneak peek at the Jill Stuart Holiday 2015 coffret (7500yen) tweeted by Tomoichi. Set for release on 6 November in Japan, the Destiny Closet Collection includes an Ribbon Couture Eyes palette, Blush Glow compact with a dress motif, nail polish, lip gloss and zip pouch with a giant ribbon. It's a pass for me as the shades are not that compelling and the pouch design verges on being tacky.
Pic below by Naonaozou.
Addiction will launch this Skin Care Foundation SPF30 PA+++ (4500yen, 30ml) on 4 September in Japan. Infused with ten moisturising beauty essences including witch hazel extract and camellia oil, the fragrance-free foundation is supposed to be deeply hydrating with a light texture and long-lasting natural finish. Available in five shades.
Pic below by Abe Sawako.
SK-II will release the following holiday coffrets on 21 October in Japan.
1. Color Festive Coffret with Artisan & Artist case (8400yen)
2. RNA Power Essence Kit Beautiful Red Version (12500yen): RNA Power Radical New Age Essence 30ml, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 10ml, Facial Treatment Essence 10ml, RNA Power Radical New Age 2.5g
3. RNA Power Kit Beautiful Red Version (11500yen): RNA Power Radical New Age 50g, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 10ml, Facial Treatment Essence 10ml, RNA Radical New Age Essence 1mlx6 sachets
4. Full Line Trial Kit (9900yen): Facial Treatment Essence 75ml, Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel 15ml, Facial Treatment Cleanser 20g, RNA Power Radical New Age 15g
5. Facial Treatment Essence Happy Blue Limited Edition Coffret (22000yen): FTE Happy Blue 230ml, Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel 15g, Facial Treatment Cleanser 20g, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml, Artisan & Artist multi-case pouch.
6. Facial Treatment Essence Beautiful Red Limited Edition Coffret (22000yen): FTE Beautiful Red 230ml, Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel 15g, Facial Treatment Cleanser 20g, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml, Artisan & Artist multi-case pouch.