Japanese Brands

KATE Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, Photos

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KATE is a Japanese branch off brand from Kanebo. KATE has always been the edgier, goth-y older sister in Kanebo’s brand line up. I’ve always loved the palettes they do but as I’ve gotten older I enjoy them even more since many of the shades selections include some nice nude, natural colors.

The new KATE Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadow Palettes are a brand new palette that launched for Spring. Honestly, if you’re a fan of the brand this is kinda a rehash of what KATE does season after season after season. New method of application but same old shades. If you never tried KATE this will prove a very exciting adventure however those who are old hat to the brand, like me, might feel it’s a bit repetitive.

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Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes Palettes Spring 2011 Caramelisee BR631 Sugar Cookie PK330 Review, Photos, Swatches

Majolica Majorca is one of very favorite Japanese brands. I recently purchased two of their new Jeweling Eyes Palettes in two limited edition shades they released with their Spring 2011 Collection.

I don’t need another MJ palette in all honesty (Click, see what I mean!) but since I haven’t yet tried the Jeweling Eye Palettes I decided that these colors would be a good place to start.

Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes Palettes Spring 2011 Caramelisee BR631 Sugar Cookie PK330 1

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Is Vitacreme B12 the most overhyped product in Japan? Damn Straight It Is!

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A famous Japanese actress made Vitacreme B12 one of the most hyped up skincare products I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. The claims of renewed skin cells, diminishing age lines and existing wrinkles, and just generally making skin look amazing are just a few of the urban legends that surround this moisturizer or at least in my experience they are urban legends.

I’ve been using the cream on and off for a few years and recently had an e-mail from a reader asking me if I had ever tried it.

Damn straight I have and no it doesn’t jump rope and chew gum at the same time.

Here’s the deal according to the Muse!

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Jill Stuart Valentine’s Day Collection Heart Gloss Trio Review, Swatches, Photos

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Valentine’s Day is almost here! I’m not a big supporter or fan of the Holiday as I simply do not believe you need one day of the year to make someone you love feel special. Seriously? You should be making them feel that way all year round right?

But I’m all about makeup collections themed around the holiday! Seriously, V-Day Makeup Collections have so much potential, why are brands not cashing in on this cow?

This year, Jill Stuart brings a special Valentine’s Day Collection Heart Gloss Trio to Asia. I couldn’t resist having a friend pick it up for me.

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FairyDrops Mascara

Fairy Drops Mascara

I feel like the days of chasing after my friends in Japan and Korea for makeup beauty finds are over as more and more brands migrate to the Western market.

I hope we’ll see more brands from Asia make an appearance in stores here soon and thankfully we might not have to wait too long.

Fairy Drops Mascara will be launching at Sephora very soon! I’m so excited about this launch as it’s such a landmark release for the US market. Hey, it’s not everyday we get cult beauty products from Japan!

If you missed my review from a few years ago please revisit it by clicking here!

Fairy Drops Mascara 2011

Fairy Drops isn’t quite ready to drop yet but you can visit the Sephora page and check it out for yourself and add it to your wish list for when it does officially arrive.

Do keep in mind the customary Fairy Drops applicator has changed but the product will hopefully remain the same with a fiber mascara and the promise of doll-like lashes!

Available shortly from www.Sephora.com

East is finally meeting West!

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