Friday, 11 August 2017

Anna Sui Powder Foundation

Anna Sui will debut its new Powder Foundation M (3000yen for 9g refill, 1200yen for case) on 1 September in Japan. Available in only 4 shades, the foundation can be applied with the puffy side of the sponge for a silky finish or the flocked side for a softer, velvety finish. The foundation is formulated with a 'spring gel powder', rosehip oil, jojoba oil plus extracts of multiflora rose and chamomile to keep the skin hydrated.

Coffret D'Or Winter 2017

Coffret D'Or will launch its Winter 2017 collection on 15 November. It includes a revamped version of their bestselling Smile Up Cheeks. The new Smile Up Cheeks N (2300yen, 4 shades) contains oil-coated pearl and talc powder pigments for easier application and a more natural glowy look. There will also be two limited edition Beauty Aura Eyes (3500yen), a LE W Color Mascara & Liner (2800yen) plus four new and four LE shades of Purely Stay Rouge (2500yen).
Pics by Maquia.

Pic below by Biteki.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited

Shu Uemura will launch its revamped Rouge Unlimited line of lipsticks on 22 September in Japan. Comprising 38 shades, the line includes four mixer shades in yellow, pearl, glitter and pearl to create your own customised shade according to the season or one's mood.

Pic below by Voce.

Pic below by Biteki.

See more pics from the press preview here.

THREE Season Collection Kit 2017

Following up on its earlier Sakura collection, THREE is releasing its second Season Collection Kit - Koyo Collection (7800yen). 'Koyo' or 紅葉 refers to autumn foliage in Japanese. It includes limited edition shades of Shimmering Lip Jam and a 4D Plus Eye Palette. The set will be launched on 21 October in the Hokkaido/Tohoku region, 25 October in the Kanto/Tokai region and 4 November in the Kintetsu, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushuu regions. There will also be nail polishes and skincare products as part of this launch. Pic by Voce.

Lunasol Holiday 2017

The yearly must-get for a Japanese OL (office lady) is the Lunasol Party Coffret, typically in varying safe shades of brown. This year's is no different. Launching on 10 November in Japan, the Party Coffret 2017 (6500yen) includes a Party Eyes 2017 EX01 Nuance Shiny Brown, Coloring Mascara EX02 Nuance Brown, Creamy Cheeks & Lips eX03 Red Rose and Skin Contrast Face Powder EX03 Fondant Pink (4.5g). Pics by Voce.

Suqqu Holiday 2017

As summer is winding down, that means it's time for previews of the upcoming Holiday 2017 collections. According to Voce, Suqqu will launch its usual two holiday kits on 1 November in Japan. Retailing at 9000yen each, Christmas Makeup Kit PG is the daytime snow-inspired set for creating a more kawaii look while Christmas Makeup Kit WG is the night snow-inspired set for a more chic look. Both sets also include the brand's first ever loose blush powder and what looks like a lip color compact, similar to the one found in Suqqu's Holiday 2014 sets.

There will also be three UK-exclusive palettes designed by Jorge Balzaretti launching in October. See a video on his Instagram.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Tsubaki Premium Hair Mask

Shiseido Tsubaki is releasing their new Premium Hair Mask (1165yen, 180g) exclusively on Rakuten on 10 August before it launches nationwide in mid-September in Japan. It is supposed to be so effective that it requires zero waiting time and can be rinsed off virtually immediately with salon-like results. Recommended to be used 1-2 times weekly, it contains pearl protein and amino acids for repairing damaged hair, royal jelly and glycerine for hydration, and a higher concentration of the brand's signature camellia oil compared to their conditioners and treatments for adding luster and repair.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Kanebo Fall 2017

Kanebo will launch its Fall 2017 collection under its eponymous global prestige brand on 8 September in Japan. It includes:

1. Selection Color Eyeshadow #6 (5500yen, 4.5g)

2. Intense Crayon Rouge (6 shades, 3500yen, 1.8g)
3. Lip Primer (3200yen)
4. Variant Brosse (Contour) (2500yen for refill, 2000yen for case, 1000yen for brush, 4g)

5. Luster Cream Foundation SPF12 PA+ (12000yen, 30ml, 8 shades of which one will be available only in markets outside of Japan)
6. Tone Up Primer SPF15 PA++ (6000yen, 30ml)
7. Foundation Brush (5000yen)

8. Eyebrow Mascara (2 shades, 2800yen, 4.3ml)
9. Volume Framing Mascara (3800yen, 7.7ml)

10. Skin Gloss Oil Water (50ml, 5000yen). The Skin Gloss In Oil can be used on the face, body and hair. The ingredients list according to the Kanebo website are as follow: squalene, glycerin, diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, olive oil, dimethicone, propanediol, water, fragrance, macadamia nut oil, jojoba seed oil, sorbitan isostearate, sodium citrate, avocado oil, evening primrose seed extract, phenoxyethanol, Red 504.

11. Skin Tightening Cream (20000yen, 40ml)

12. Fulfilling Emulsion (12000yen, 100ml)

13. Graceful Flow Lotion (10000yen, 180ml)

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Integrate Fall 2017

Integrate will launch this new Accent Color Eyes CC (980yen, 3.3g) as part of their Fall 2017 collection on 21 September. Of the 5 palettes, only VY695 is limited edition. The top shade in the palette is the CC base while the bottom right shade is the color liner shade.

The collection also includes a Beauty Filter Loose Foundation (3 shades), Mineral Base BB, Super Keep Liquid Liner and Pro Finish Foundation Special Set II (2 shades), Juicy Balm Gloss (3 shades) and Nails N (3 shades).
See more pics PR Times.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Lunasol Isetan Shinjuku Exclusive Shine Fall Eyes EX01

Kuri Nakagome posted this stunning picture of the upcoming Lunasol Shine Fall Eyes EX01 and Full Glamour Lips EX09 which will be sold exclusively at Isetan Shinjuku in Tokyo and Umeda Hankyu in Osaka starting 11 August. It's bewildering when companies push such attractive palettes as ultra-exclusives that are a pain to hunt down (unless you're willing to pay for a personal shopper service) instead of making it easily available as part of their permanent range and creating a win-win for both the company and consumers. Details on the rest of the Komorebi Jyouka collection can be found here.

Cosme Decorte AQ MW Fall 2017

The Cosme Decorte AQ MW Fall 2017 collection will be released on 21 August in Japan. It includes:

1. Eye Crayon: 5 LE waterproof shades (2700yen). See a swatch video on At Cosme's Instagram.
Pic below by Threepeace.

Pics by Maquia.

2. Eye Glow Gem GD083 (2700yen)
Pic below by Voce.

3. Rouge Glow in RD457 and RO654 (3500yen)

4. Art de Fleurs Lipstick in RD412 and RO614 (6000yen)

5. Nail Enamel RD442 and GY050 (2000yen)

Pic below by At Cosme. See another pic here.

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation (3rd Generation)

Lancome will launch its third generation version of its popular Teint Miracle Liquid foundation SPF25 PA+++ (6000yen, 30ml, 7 shades) on 15 September in Japan. Boosted with moisture capture technology for improved hydration capability, it is formulated with an 'aura inside technology' with three types of pearl particles for creating a natural lustrous glow. The paraben-free and oil-free formula is also gentle on skin. This is the first time that I've seen a Lancome product being marketed as being paraben-free, although I could be wrong. Pic from Maquia.

Lancome is also teaming up with Olympia Le Tan for its Autumn '17 colour makeup collection launching on 18 August but it looks too kitschy and unappealing to me, especially the freaky lip-shaped lipsticks. You can see pics of it here. Pic below by At Cosme.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB Liquid Compact N

Estee Lauder has just launched a revamped version of its Double Wear Cushion BB Liquid Compact in Japan. The Double Wear Cushion BB Liquid Compact N SPF50 PA++++ (6500yen, 12g) offers sheer coverage and a hydrating, long-lasting glowy finish. However, it's unclear what exactly is new in this version versus the original Double Wear Cushion BB that launched in Spring 2016, as the sun protection level and product description are exactly the same, along with the paltry offering of just three shades. The only noticeable difference is that the case now comes with a shiny gold lid, versus the dark blue of the original.