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Shiseido Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick Review & Swatches

Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick

Oily eyes? Shiseido Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick will be your new best friend. It’s starting to warm up around here and even my drier slip produces a bit of oil in the warmer, humid weather so what worked great for me in the Winter isn’t always a great option in the Summer! That includes hydrating concealers so I tend like switching up my more moisturizing concealers for concealer stickers that have a bit of a drier, denser formula as they tend to wear longer for me!

Shiseido Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick is one such great pick!

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How Japanese and Korean Makeup and Beauty is Influencing the US Market

Japanese and Korean Makeup and Beauty

I was testing out Lancome Shine Lover Lipstick this week and I was thinking how Japanese and Korean makeup and beauty is influencing the US Market lately! I’m seeing so many products popping up lately inspired by makeup products inspired by Korean beauty products in particular.

Recently, Lisa Elridge became the new Lancome Makeup Creative Director and you can see many of the releases from the brand such as Shine Lover Lipstick and the new Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact are very much inspired by products popular in the Asia market. Apparently Lisa has been very much inspired by Korean beauty lately!

Don’t get me wrong the US has long since been inspired by the Asian market but lately I’m seeing it even more in the beauty market.

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Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge for Summer 2015

Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge

Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge hits counters in Japan on April 17th! And it’s simply gorgeous! Shaped like a little strawberry these cute little glosses promise shine and juicy color.

Take a look!

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Jill Stuart Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation for Spring 2015

Jill Stuart Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation

Jill Stuart Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation had a release early this week in Japan much to the excitement of packaging h0rs far and wide. If you’re familiar with the original Powder Foundation Compact X (which I can’t live without) you’ll likely be impressed with newer style packaging that Jill Stuart is embracing for the formula.

The brand has embraced round compacts for their powders for a while now so Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation takes a new and possibly exciting route as it comes in a new clutch style compact with a small chain giving it the appearance of a vintage purse.

Yeah, I know, if you’re anything like me you might be thinking, “Well, I don’t think I’m going to be carrying and swinging around my foundation palette anytime soon on an evening out!” But hey, stranger $h1t has happened in my makeup life so why not?

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Shiseido InteGrate Girls Kiss Jelly Review & Swatches

Shiseido InteGrate Girls Kiss Jelly Lipgloss

Shiseido InteGrate Girls Kiss Jelly Lipgloss was released for Winter 2014 in 7 shade selections within Japan. These are marketed as a lipgloss that has a serum-like texture which contains moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid.

I’m actually not a Integrate fan, it’s one of Shiseido sub brands out of Japan that I like least of all. However, in recent years they have been introducing some really great products so I’m always looking out to see what they will introduce next.

When the Girls Kiss Jelly Lipgloss launched I knew it would be an instant like for me! And I was right!

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