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When you’ve been around as long as your Muse (way back, around the time of dinosaurs) you’ll find yourself getting bored with the normal hum-drum makeup adventure. Maybe you’ll find yourself wanting to explore new lines of makeup from Japan, Sweden, Germany, or England.
Here’s 10 Great European and Asian Cosmetics Sites to procrastinate on and drool over.
Surf’s up dudes!
Majolica Majorca, a sub brand of Shiseido, has updated it’s website with the Spring Collection 2010. It’s been a while since I indulged in MJ so I was quite delighted to take a spin through the site and enjoy the new story they have up.
Jump to view some of the shots of the Majolica Majorca Spring Collection 2010.
It’s not surprising that the Majolica Majorca Fall Collection 2009 is extremely tiny and slightly disappointing. This isn’t too shocking considering the larger Summer release of eight brand new palettes.
Jump ahead for more details!
I’m loving the imagery for Fall ’09 with it’s slight BDSM twist, quite nice. A little goth, a little BDSM, oh my MJ have you gone all dark on me again? As I mentioned above it doesn’t really shock me that the release is extra tiny since Majolica Majorca Summer Collection was quite huge. I find it fun that Summer was “innocent” and Fall is a little bit evil. I see a trend developing here as Urban Decay has a little bit of innocence going on and a little bit of evil too with it’s new lippie shades.
The collection releases July 21st in Japan and will include the following items:
Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner in 7 Shades hold little appeal for me. I have one of the old versions and it’s utter crap (either that or I suck at liquid liner application). The promo image alone makes me want to purchase one to attempt an exotic look but I won’t bother, meh!
Majolica Majorca Cheek Customize in a new shade? Whoa been ages since we seen any new colors. This appears more of a highlighter but we’ll have wait and see! Again, another item I can safely skip, kinda boring.
Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss Neo is a creamy tinted version of the regular Honey Plump Gloss. Honey Plump Gloss is decent enough but I’m not going to bother with this either, just kinda ho-hum. I’m such a killjoy aren’t I? Sorry, just not feeling the excitement here.
Majorca Majolica Honey Pump Lip Essence seems a special release of some kind of Honey Plump and yes you guessed it, boringggggg!
A majority of the items are pretty much releases that have already been done before just with little differences here and there. I suspect Winter/Holiday 2009 will be small but perhaps more appealing (one can hope).
This is somewhat good news as I can use the money I was saving for Fall ’09 and spend it on the Summer palettes I have yet to haul!
What do you think?
Majolica Majorca Fall Collection 2009 Yay or Nay?
Me, I’m saying nay. They could have done slightly better.
Care to Muse Majolica Majorca with me? It’s been a while since I mused Japanese cosmetics. After talking with some of my mates on Twitter today I realized how much I miss musing about on CozyCot about makeup and just posting hauls and such. Good times!
I was inspired to product muse about one of my favorite mascaras soon after. Majolica Majorca Lash Expander is worthy of a muse for sures!
For the longest time Majolica Majorca mascaras were my go to holy grail mascara for longer, fuller lashes. I swear MJ mascara has some magical formula that makes my lashes look incredible. I’ve been so busy testing everything in the sun the past year or so I can’t recall the last time I purchased a new version of MJ mascara. With each new season Majolica Majorca has a knack for introducing a new mascara with a supposedly new and improved formula. Most times the formulas are as incredible as the last but I’m a traditionalist and love the simple old Lash Expander as is.
The design of the mascara is meant for Asian eyes and lashes as the applicator tends to fit the contour of an Asian eye very well and pulls lashes upwards and out. I love it because it always gives my lashes a fuller, longer look. Particularly longer! Many mascaras I’ve tried and none give me as much length as I get from MJ.
It’s my first Japanese love and will remain so ever after. I’ll continue to buy new versions as it releases and I’ll try not to push it aside when I’m busy testing other mascaras as I must remind myself it’s superior to all others. Loves it!
Are you a fan of MJ mascara?
Why or why not?
If you’d like further details about Majolica Majorca Mascara do see my full review here.
Step back in time with the Muse and re-visit with some of what was happening in Summer 2008.
Bobbi Brown taught this Muse a thing or two about the benefits of combining pink with beautiful bronzes to create a killer Summer look! Check out the Muse’s review of the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection from 2008.
Much excitement was afoot when the Muse discovered the new Stila Kitten goodies but sadly they did so disappointed. Gather round and listen to a tale of Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss and Stila Kitten Silk Eye Shadow Wash.
MAC Solar Bits
were somehow easy to forget after the Muse originally purchased them and you’ll understand why after reading my review!
What was the deal with Too Faced Mineral Water
? Find out by reading my review.
Bless Be! The KATE Summer Collection 2008
was absolutely a joy for this Muse! She was partial to her favorite shadows being released in three new shades. Japan never looked so good.
Urban Decay taught the Muse how to love bronzer! Check out her review of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 after this jump
Please MAC won’t your bring back Volcanic Ash
Small but lovely was the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008
Vincent Long Liquid Shadow had a Muse crying nay! Check out her review
on these shadows introduced in the Summer of ’08.
Addict? Sure definately an addiction when it comes to the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect
shades that were released last year. Loves ‘em!
Cooling off with Etude House Aqua Sherbet Skincare
was easy especially since it smelled so pretty and looked equally gorgeous.
Hope you had fun clicking through some of Summer 2008. Maybe you came across a few reviews you missed from last year or discovered something new.
The Muse is a wonderin’…..
What’s your favorite releases from last Summer?
Share ‘em with me!