Japanese Brands

Natural Coverage with Shiseido InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid

Shiseido InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid is a newly revamped version of Integrate’s original Be Happy fluid mineral foundation. This recently launched in four shades in Japan and promises sheer, natural coverage in a liquid formulation that acts as a second skin. It looks like they merely changed the packaging but everything else remains the same with the formula.

I’m really into these second skin foundations lately and I hope with the changing season we’ll see more of them for Spring/Summer 2014. I think perhaps I was hopeful L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder would turn into something brilliant but it was sort of a fail.

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I’ll be reviewing the new edition of InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid shortly!

Stay tuned!

What’s your favorite fluid foundation?

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Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm Review & Swatches

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Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm ($18 at Gooddealer) is a new pot lip balm with a highly emollient formula for keeping lips super soft, hydrated, and nourished.

It’s supposedly formulated with three types of honey which include rose, orange, and lavender honey as well as rose hip oil and shea butter.

Let’s take a look!


Majolica Majorca Honey Plump Gloss Neo Review & Swatches

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Majolica Majorca Honey Plump Gloss Neo has two new shades for Spring 2014 that just recently launched in Japan. I’m a huge fan of Majolica Majorca but in recent years I haven’t been hauling as much of it as I find some of the limited edition items a bit repetitive.

I think I have most every shade of Majolica Majorca Honey Plump Gloss Neo from the permanent collection and something just led me to grab up the newest Spring shade OR202.

I’m sure glad I did as it is quite delightful!

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Jill Stuart Lip Blossom Review & Swatches

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Jill Stuart Lip Blossom is a new lipstick launched for Spring 2014 that gives lips luminous shine and color with a moisturizing formula rich in lavender and avocado oil.

The packaging is inspired by the fairy tale Thumbelina with a floral motif and Jill Stuart’s very elegant touch.

Take a look!


Lavshuca Dramatic Stay Liquid Review & Swatches

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Lavshuca Dramatic Stay Liquid is a new lipgloss introduced in eight shades to the Lavshuca permanent collection in Japan this Winter.

These come in chubby like short tubes with a sponge tip application and have a formula that contains almond oil for moisture.

Let’s take a look!