Wednesday 5 October 2016

Clinique Holiday 2016

I don't usually post about Clinique but this Tiny Temptation set (6500yen) looks like a superb value for mini collectors as it contains 20 shades of their popular Chubby Sticks. The set includes:

Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Color Balm #1 Richer Raisin, #2 Whole Lotta Honey, #3 Fuller Fig, #4 Mega Melon, #5 Chunky Cherry, #6 Whoppin Watermelon, #7 Super Strawberry, #8 Graped Up, #13 Mighty Mimosa, #15 Pudgy Peony, #16 Voluptuous Violet and #17 Plumped Up Pink (LE shade).

Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Color Balm #1 Curviest Caramel, #3 Mightiest Maraschino, #5 Plushest Punch, #6 Roomiest Rose, #7 Broadest Berry, #8 Grandest Grape, #9 Roundest Raspberry and #16 Plumped Up Poppy (LE shade).

There is a smaller Sweet Kisses set (3000yen) with 5 shades (#14 Curvy Candy, #15 Pudgy Peony, #1 Curviest Caramel, #3 Mightiest Maraschino and #9 Roundest Raspberry. Naturally, the Tiny Temptation set offers much greater value. It doesn't look like these sets will be available in the US as the Clinique USA website doesn't list it in its Holiday 2016 collection page, so they could be designed for the Japanese or Asian market.

Anna Sui Holiday 2016

Anna Sui's recent overly florid packaging renewal held little appeal for me but their upcoming holiday collection looks much more attractive.

1 November

Holiday Coffret Set: Includes Blush Lip Treatment, makeup box and holiday card (4000yen)

Luxury Beauty Mirror (3500yen)

1 December

Nail Care Oil N (8ml, 1500yen)

Vintage Nail Color Set (4500yen, 3 variations)

Holiday Hair & Body Cream (2500yen, 30g): 01 Clear and 02 with large shimmer particles

Addiction Holiday 2016 Winter White Coffret

Addiction will release its annual holiday coffret on 4 November in Japan. The Winter White set (7400yen) includes a Limited Compact Winter White with 4 eyeshadows and one blush, Nail Polish Winter Pink, Lip Essence Winter Black and a clutch bag.

The eyeshadows comprise a soft shimmery cinnamon, clear matte pink beige, neutral beige and elegant dark brown. The blush is sheer pearl pink with gold pearl shimmer. The lip essence can be used on top of lipstick or on its own for a smoky effect.