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KATE Jewelry Mode Eyes Review & Swatches

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KATE Jewelry Mode Eyes Palettes launched a bit ago but I never actually reviewed them. I fear Japanese brands sometimes have repetitive colors in new eyeshadow palettes which somehow I’ve grown out of. I mean I get excited when KATE does a new palette but typically they release that new palette in the same shades over and over again so it starts to feel like the same exact thing to me.

Can’t believe I just said that as I’m all about KATE Eyeshadow but it is true. Lavshuca is guilty of similiar.

KATE is one (only) of Kanebo’s edger brands. It’s marked with a goth-y feel but the actual makeup is very tame and natural. Jewelry Mode Eyes is a simpler palette compared to some of KATE’s normal range of eyeshadow palettes as it contains merely three shades versus five. Honestly, as much as I love a range of shades to play with I find Jewelry Mode Eyes simplifies eyeshadow application which I’m cool with. Especially in the morning when I just don’t have the time or the patience to use five different eyeshadow shades in a single look.

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Kose Hada Skin Rhythm Moisturizing Lotion Review

Kose Hada Skin Rhythm Moisturizing Lotion

Kose Hada Skin Rhythm Moisturizing Lotion might be familiar to you considering I recently reviewed and raved the moisturizing skin cream that pairs up with this.

Commonly Asian brands dub essence or toners as a “lotion” but this is actually an essence so don’t be confused by the title. It was created to be used prior to the Hada Rhythm Moisturizing Cream. Since I loved the moisturizing cream so much I thought the essence was a necessary purchase.

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Kao Biore Extra Moisturizing Sealing Gel Lotion Review

Kao Biore Extra Moisturizing Sealing Gel Lotion

I’ve said it before and I’ll go on record as saying it again Biore Asia creates way better products than the US. Kao Biore Extra Moisturizing Sealing Gel Lotion is one such product that just rocks so why don’t we have it readily available here in the US?

Dammit!

We need it!

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Kao Biore Aqua Rich Watery BB Launches in Japan

Kao Biore Aqua Rich Watery BB

I’m happy to report Kao has launched their next generation Aqua Rich Watery product in the form of a BB Cream. Biore Aqua Rich Watery BB contains the same great formula as the original Aqua Rich Watery SPF 50 which has a mousse-like texture and a moisturizing finish but also now acts as BB Cream for giving skin a brighter appearance on application.

I love the idea of it still containing a generous SPF 50 as well as being tinted to even out skin tone and to act as a tinted moisturizer of sorts. Even if it doesn’t provide the same great benefits as a regular BB Cream I’m still interested in trying it out as I use and love the original sunscreen only version.

This retails for $7-$10 in Japan so expect to pay $14.99 and upwards when it reaches online shops.

I’ll be reviewing it shortly.

If you tried it feel free to share your thoughts!

Keep your eyes on AlphabeautyUK (not affiliated) on E-bay as I’m sure she’ll be getting it shortly!

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Coffret D’Or Shine Fit Eyes Review & Swatches

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Coffreet D’Or Shine Fit Eyes are kinda the younger hipper sister of the old Coffret D’Or Fluffy Shine Eyes launched many a moon ago. Packaging is revamped, it’s now a cream versus a mousse, and the sparkle finish is here too.

I loved the Fluffy Shine Eyes myself and hated to see them go so I was happy when the Shine Fit Eyes launched as I thought it would be a similar product to fill the missing void Fluffy Shine Eyes left.

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