KATE’s new nifty Brightening Makeup Base for Cover might be something to pick up if you suffer from duller skin and have a need for a brighter appearance.
This creamy yellow base can be used to prep with prior to foundation application and brightens up skin while easing dullness.
Take a peek!
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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KATE Powderless Liquid for Cover Foundation, odd name I know, something got lost in translation here, is a newly launched semi-matte finish foundation product from the Japanese brand that’s a liquid formula that’s supposed to turn into that of a powder within 15 seconds of application.
I typically don’t like cream to powder products but I was interested to try this after seeing swatches online as the formula looks quite nice.
Here are some of my thoughts!
Japanese brand, KATE, introduced a brand concealer for Fall 2012 entitled (stupidly named) Cover Concealer for Cover. Yeah, I know, that name, WTH!?
This is a tiny potted concealer I was eager to get my hands on as I generally like many of KATE’s offerings however, after trying it, I have mixed thoughts on it.
Seriously KATE Covering Concealer For Pores needs to be bigger. Like can we get the economy size in this bad boy?
Take a look!
Japanese brand KATE, released a few shades of their Cream Cheek Blush for Spring 2012. Not being a terribly big fan of cream blushes I decided to indulge anyway as these were really cheap, really cute, and I wanted something I could easily take with me on travels.
Let’s take a peek at KATE Cream Cheek and see what the fuss is about.
Japanese brand KATE, has released two new Eyeshadow Base Primers for Summer 2012. These little pots come in two finishes for around $10 each (within Japan).
Being on the hunt for a new eyeshadow primer I decided to give both a whirl!
I’m currently seeking out a new eyeshadow primer as I’m swearing to the primer Gods above that Urban Decay Primer Potion’s formula has changed. It just doesn’t work for me anymore and the formula feels utterly different.
I’m seeking out something new and Japanese Brand KATE’s new Eyeshadow Primer for Summer 2012 sounds like a good place to start.
I reviewed Kate’s new stick concealer for you last week if you recall. This week, I’ve been getting a whole hell of a lot more sleep in preparation for seeing Van Halen this weekend, of course, this depends on whether or not they actually stay together before the weekend hits, I’m expecting to open a newspaper and read somewhere that Roth killed another band member or vice versa, oh the drama, the drama, the drama, the drama whenever they go on tour…
Anyway, since I’m working on 16 hours of sleep in two days, go freaking me, that’s more sleep than I get in a five day period, I can go ahead and go a little lighter with the concealer, that’s where KATE Covering Concealer for Under Eyes comes into place.
KATE is a Japanese line of cosmetics sold under the Kanebo brand name. With brands like Lavshuca under their belt I’d say that KATE proves the more edgy in the Kanebo family with a range of bolder shades of color.
They recently introduced a few new concealers and revised formulas of concealers to their catalog, well, perhaps not that recently as its been several months since I purchased some of the new items.
Let’s take a look at the KATE Stick Concealer.
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.
KATE Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadows are available for Spring 2011 in Japan. I’m a big fan of Kanebo’s edge-y brand KATE but it’s been a while in between my purchases because many of the shades are repeitive just in a new design style. Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadow Palettes fall victim to the same rehash of shades but the formula just tempts me so much.
It’s my addiction to shiny, shimmery things.
Let’s have a look!
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For what seems like a very long time I’ve fallen out with many of my beloved Japanese cosmetic collections. If you’re a collector or fan or Japanese cosmetics you probably know what I mean as it’s been a rather long, hard road of reruns and repetitive products and colors.
This year I’m actually quite excited to finally haul some new products from some of my favorite Japanese brands that have captured my interest.
Jump ahead to hear the Muse’s Wish List for Japanese Collections 2009.
Although my love affair is not nearly over with T’estimo, I have gotten used to the idea of Coffret D’Or. One thing I am excited about is the release of sixteen shades of Coffret D’Or Eye Shadows Singles. These shadows all look quite exciting to me and carry an inexpensive price tag so indulging in a few won’t break my bank.
It’s been a while since Lunasol really caught my interest. As beautiful as many of the pieces are, I admit that the price does put me off every so slightly. However, cost aside this year’s Lunasol Star Shower Eyes have me in fits of joy. I see at least three color combinations I’ll be hauling!
KATE almost always has my heart and it hasn’t been so long since my last haul from the brand. Kate Reflect Mirror Eyes look positively delightful with three shades of shadow for a contrasting, sparkling eye look!
And finally Lavshuca Light Mix Eyes garnered some of my attention as these are a tad different from what Lavshuca has been pulling off lately. Although the color selection is pretty the same ho-hum shades, I still feel they may be worthy of a pick up.
Overall, Japanese Fall is looking up this year. Although many of the shades and products have been done before a few items did warrant a further look and since I do feel ever so slightly excited about these releases I think, finally after a long, dry spell, I’ll be indulging in quite alot of Japan’s Fall cosmetic offerings.
How about you?