Summer Collections 2008

Canmake’s Summer Collection 2008

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Canmake is a drugstore brand available in Japan that’s low in cost and high on the cute scale. I personally love many of the items they put out. Quality is pretty good and the price can’t be beat! And the selection of items is VAST!

Canmake’s Summer Collection 2008 is now available on the website and should hit stores soon in Japan (or may already be in stores).

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It’s not a huge collection but the items released have a bit of an impact as they are new to the Canmake line.

The first item that catches my eye straight away are the new eye palettes. This is the first time I’ve seen Canmake do an eye palette like this and it’s quite exciting! The palette is a quad of three shimmer shades (base shadow, eyelid shadow, and contrasting shade) and one liner. It’s a typical Japanese palette setup and has been done and redone but I still want them all!

The color selections available are a rose, blue, and brown variation. The price is 680 yen and as the yen is so strong at the moment which is setting it at under the mark of $6.73 USD but for the sake of it you might as well say it evens out to the same cost.

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If you have access you might consider shopping in Taiwan at this point since it’s cheaper by at least $1 (or more if you’re lucky).

The collection also includes four new nail varnish colors available for 300 yen each. These aren’t new just updated colors to the general catalog.

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It’s a tiny collection of goodies but I think the palettes make a big impact and I’m excited to try them out for myself!

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Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes Lip Tints

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Sephora is super busy updating it’s site with new little bits and bobs for Summer. I ran across this kit from Bare Escentuals while browsing around. This particular kit contains four lip plumping lipglosses for $28 USD.

First of all I’d like to be the first one to say I find the packaging completely degrading and the name. Seriously this looks like pr0n. Buxom Babes? Bikini clad chicks on the packaging? Who are we trying to sell this to anyway?

I’m all for cute packaging but for some reason this deeply disturbs me. Could be because I’m in a bad mood!

Sorry but I’ll have to expose you to my ranting about Bare Escentuals pricing again! As you may know from my previous posts I’m quite appalled at the prices of Bare Escentuals kits lately and this particular peeves me. No I don’t want 4 MINI glosses for $28 dollars thanks very much! Lipglosses that in fact suck formula wise anyway!

Seriously, have you tried the original Buxom Lips? It stinks.

Ok rant over.

BE got my vote for NO on this particular kit.

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Summer Collection 2008: Aube Gloss Frutina

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I’m a big fan of the Aube Frutina Lipglosses that were released last year and the good news is this year they are making a guest starring appearance in Aube’s Early Summer release Collection!

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My very beautiful mate, Iris, reported on these earlier in the month and I felt myself getting all hyper at the prospect of not only new colors but from what I’m understanding new flavors!

BLESS BE the Japanese have heard my prayers and have answered them! Flavored Lipgloss! Hooray! Hooray! I’m one for ranting at the lack of flavor in a majority of gloss brands on Japanese shores so this is exciting!

Each gloss is LE and scented in exotic combinations but I’m not entirely sure if they are “flavored” as well! So here’s to hoping right?

Orange is orange and rosemary scented, Pink is berry and mint (mmm sounds great), dusky pink is plum and lemongrass, and finally the beige is apple caramal and chamomile (please see Rouge Deluxe for the original information about these releases!).

Each gloss is 2100 yen each and well worth the price tag in my opinion. The color selection looks fabulous compared to last year’s glosses. They appear almost frosty this time around however sometimes the swatches aren’t so brilliant so can’t go by that until I actually see them in person.

Since I enjoyed these so much I thought I’d combine a mini review here from the glosses I do have from the previous release!

I really like these and they definately fall into a favorite category for me. One thing I really like about them is the applicator. The applicator is a sponge but it’s a large sponge and for some reason or another it saturates really well with the product so you get a nice bit of the gloss on it for smoothing onto your lips! I’m not sure if it’s the applicator or the formula but it just smooths on amazingly well for a gloss! I always struggle with sponge applicators as I’m constantly redipping where as with this I only need one dip and I’m good to go! These are a tiny bit on the sheer side so I definately suggest layering them to deepen the color on your lips as one stroke will get you a nice glossy look but not enough color to really pop so a bit of redipping and building the color up will give you an excellent pay off and beautiful look!

The texture is not sticky or tacky at all. It feels perfect on and has a pretty good water base because the gloss just slides on beautifully creating a very natural feel on your lips but NOT the type that’s sliding off onto your chin!

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Sadly, as with almost all Japanese glosses I’ve tried, these lack any taste or flavor. I enjoy flavor in my gloss but this is great if you’re hating that. The color selection last year came in about 12 shades I believe and a few were LE but not all. These new releases will all be LE so that’s a plus!

The packaging is definately pleasing as each gloss has tiny crystals in the top! Very pretty!

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These particular shades being released appear more pigmented! We shall see! Very excited for the collection to hit shops so I can lay my greedy hands on some!

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bareMinerals A Little Sun All-Over Face Color

I hate the sun, bronzers, and anything to do with tanning but I will admit to being intrigued very slightly by the new Bare Minerals Kit entitled A Little Sun All Over.

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The color in this kit looks rather refreshingly healthy and the brush is sorta making me get a case of the “I want it!” sweats. However, I do realize, in some inner part of my brain thats actually logical, that the brush is probably utter rubbish and sheds like a bunny rabbit in Spring.

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I also realize, again in the part of my brain that holds logic (it’s far and between but it’s there people) that the color will be unflattering and will make my already very full face even fuller!

But for some odd reason or another I find myself wanting this kit!

Sigh.

The life of a cosmetic junkie is a hard one.

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MAC DazzleGlass Dontcha Want It?

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Oh my gods dontcha want ‘em? I came across this while browsing Bjooti (Click to visit).

I want all of them thank you very much!

God they look amazing!

I hope they have a brush applicator instead of a sponge! I wanna bath in this stuff! No seriously though I think a brush applicator would totally kick it and get the product on in big, yummie, slippery slides! A sponge would suck!

We shall see!

Available from MAC very, very soon but not soon enough for me!

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