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Missha Signature Super Light Foundation Review & Swatches

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Missha Signature Super Light Foundation is a new fluid foundation that launched in Korean a few months ago. Fluid Foundations are trending at the moment as it seems myself and the rest of the makeup world is obsessed with seamless, natural coverage that looks and appears skin-like. It’s kinda what we’ve been waiting for our entire makeup life isn’t it? Smooth, even coverage that just looks like your skin. No cakiness, no dryness, just smooth, flawlessness.

Sure, there are tons of foundations on the market that promise to do that but so few exceed at it. I also thing we’re in the midst of a foundation evolution because foundation formulas seem to have mad a huge turn around the last three years or so. They’ve become lighter, they’ve become longer wearing, they’ve become more user friendly, and above all else they’ve become even more flawless than I personally can every remember them being.

And that, well that’s a good thing yes?

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5 Japanese Makeup & Beauty Cravings for Fall 2015

Japanese Makeup Fall 2015

Japanese Fall 2015 Makeup Collections are starting to launch in Japan and I couldn’t be more excited as a lot of the releases I’m seeing have beautiful chocolate-y shades which will look fab on my big brown eyes! The Lunasol Fall 2015 Collection is particularly gorgeous with a chocolate inspired theme that includes new shadow quads, duos, and delicious natural, nude chocolate shades for lips!

Here are 5 Japanese Makeup & Beauty Cravings for Fall 2015 you’re sure to adore.

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Visee CC Concealer Review & Swatches

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I recently featured Visee CC Concealer in my 10 Awesome Asian Beauty You Can Buy Now post if you recall. One of the things that makes Visee CC Concealer a bit unique is the packaging. These new small click style concealer pens with an attached puff for application are becoming increasingly popular as of late! Some brand new concealers like Burberry Cashmere Concealer feature the same exact packaging as well!

However, perhaps the packaging isn’t all that new or unique just on a smaller scale from products like Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer! I admit the smaller packaging is very appealing as the puff is smaller than the size of a dime which means it fits more comfortably and easily under eyes for precise concealer application where as Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer puff is a lot larger in size and didn’t quite fit so well under eyes.

Let’s take a look at Visee’s version and formula!

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hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection for Fall 2015

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Those who want a taste of high Japanese makeup brushes will adore the newest collaboration between the legendary Hakuho-Do makeup brush craftsmen and Sephora. The hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection for Fall 2015 is a collection of five synthetic makeup brushes created with a soft cashmere that a soft, fluffy texture. The brushes absorb less product than natural hair brushes which means more of your makeup ends up on your face or eyes versus being absorbed into the bristles of the brush you apply it with.

Sephora Pro Makeup Brush Collection is already teaming with incredible offerings that are par with some of the best mid and high range brushes I’ve had the pleasure of using. Many Sephora Pro Brushes are favorites of mine and made with sturdy handles, excellent quality bristles that are soft and shed free, and come in an extensive variety for face, eyes, and lips.

This first ever collaboration between Hakuho-do and Sephora results in a gorgeous selection of brushes that use a 200 year old manufacturing technique and high quality design materials!

The hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection includes:

  • Kusabi Wedge Sloping Powder Brush (Kusabi): A large angled powder brush with a brand-new shape developed by the Sephora Pro team for the self-application of powder, bronzer, or for neck shading.
  • Otsubu Large Teardrop Pointed Powder Brush (Otsubu): A large pointed powder brush to apply powder, contour, or bronzer.
  • Kotsubu Small Teardrop Pointed Highlighter (Kotsubu): A revolutionary medium-point highlighter brush for precision contouring and highlighting.
  • Ougi Fan Cheek Brush (Ougi): A universal blush brush to apply blush, contour, or for a natural, no-makeup look.
  • Kusuriyubi Angled Concealer Brush (Kusuriyubi): A multitasking brush with angled shape for allover eye shadow, cream eye shadow, undereye concealer, and highlighting.

I love how East is meeting West lately in all the beauty and makeup offerings I’m seeing. The Eastern market is influencing the Western one in a major way lately and that’s a very exciting evolution in makeup.

In particular, the hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection is an exciting launch that brings excellent Japanese craftsmanship to the world of Sephora!

The hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection for Fall 2015 is available now at Sephora.com.

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Beautifully Packaged Makeup That’s Vanity Worthy!

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Ah beautifully packaged makeup! I’m a makeup package h0r and put so much important on great packaging as I love displaying my makeup and beauty treasures on my vanity. There’s just something special about beautifully packaged perfume or a gorgeous compact!

Here are several brands who have packaging that really stands out!

Take a look!

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