Friday, 30 December 2016

Canmake Spring 2017

Here's Canmake's Spring 2017 releases:

1 Jan
Glow Fleur Cheeks #8 Fuschia Berry Fleur (blue-based translucent pink) 800yen

1 Feb
Cream Cheek #15 Antique Milk Rose (elegant pink beige) 580yen

Maybelline Pure Mineral BB Cushion Fresh Matte

Maybelline will release its second cushion foundation for the Japanese and Asian markets on 14 January in Japan. The Pure Mineral BB Cushion Fresh Matte SPF25 PA+ will retail at 2400yen for 14g, with just a paltry two shades available (01 Natural Beige and 02 Medium Beige). Maybelline had earlier released the Pure Mineral BB Fresh Cushion SPF25 PA+++ in Oct 2015. Pic by Voce. See swatches here, here and here.

According to Nylon (Singapore), this will also be available in Singapore starting in January 2017 at the price of S$28.90 with two shades available, 02 Light and 03 Natural. It is made with more than 60% hydrating essence. In comparison, the Dream Cushion Foundation just released in the USA (also in Europe, Canada and Australia) comes in 8 shades but rather annoyingly, has no stated SPF. The Dream Cushion Foundation is made in Korea and retails for US$16.

Maquillage Spring 2017

Maquillage is slated to release its Spring 2017 collection on 21 March. It includes:

1. Dramatic Rouge: 3 new shades (3000yen)

2. Watery Rouge: 3 new shades (2300yen)

3. Dramatic Mood Eyes: 2 new palettes (3000yen)

Pic from Voce.

Visee Avancé Multi Stick

Much like the iconic NARS Multiple, Visee Avancé Multi Stick Color (1800yen, 6 shades) is a cream stick that can be used on the cheeks, lips and even the eyes. Pic by Voce.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Drugstore sightings - Rimmel, Maybelline, L'Oreal Spring 2017 Collections

My local Walgreens just got in a whole slew of Spring 2017 collections from various brands.

Cara Delevigne's first ad campaign for Rimmel. I'll miss seeing her as the face of YSL Beauty.

The three new Magnif'Eyes Shadow Palettes look nice but these are made in China so meh.

The Only 1 Matte lipsticks (in the red cases).

Maybelline Baby Lip Color Balm Crayon

And the inevitable K-beauty copycat, Dream Cushion Foundation.
24K Nudes Palette

L'Oreal has a new Infallible Total Cover Foundation, Kabuki Blender, Blend Artist makeup sponges, Infallible Paints for the lips and eyes, Infallible Shadow Duos.

Wet'n'Wild Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

Cover Girl Outlast concealers and face powders.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale Haul

Bath & Body Works started their post-Christmas Semi-Annual Sale in stores today. With rumours that BBW is going to do away with their popular coupons in 2017, this seemed like a now-or-never time to haul as one would be a fool to shop at BBW without coupons.

I picked up four candles, which were going for US$10 each, and paid $30 (before tax) as I had a coupon for $10 off $40 purchase. Their White Tea & Ginger reminds me of the distinctive soothing scent of Ion Orchard (a popular mall in Singapore).

The holiday collection of body lotions and shower gels were all going for a remarkable 75% off, so these were only about $3 each.

The rest is a mix of hand soaps, which one can never have too many of with three kids in the house.

My little guy who napped through most of the trip. He's been so bored cooped up at home due to the -10°C temperatures that he always flaps his arms and legs excitedly whenever we step out of the house. His outfit is from Target's fabulous Cat & Jack line, a steal at just US$7 during a recent sale.

Monday, 26 December 2016

THREE Spring 2017

The THREE website has been updated with the Spring 2017 collection, Every Color You Are. Aside from the revamped Shimmering Color Veil Statement loose pigments for eyes, there are also 5 new brushes. Show below from left to right:
Color Veil Statement Brush L (3900yen)
Color Veil Statement Brush M (3500yen)
Color Veil Statement Brush S (3200yen)
Color Veil Statement Brush SS (3000yen)
Icon Dimensional Brush (3500yen, itachi)

All the Color Veil Statement Brushes are a blend of brown squirrel and itachi, while the Icon Dimensional Brush is made of itachi and meant for use with cream formulas.

Below is the new limited edition line of makeup pouches available exclusively at the six THREE concept stores in Japan. Prices range from 4700yen to 9500yen.

Three is now also available in Hong Kong at Sogo in Causeway Bay.

Visee and Visee Avant Spring 2017

Here's a look at the Visee Spring 2017 collection launching on 16 February in Japan.

1. Gemmy Rich Eyes (1200yen, 5 variations)

2. Glossy Rich Eyes PU-11 (1200yen)

3. Lash Long Mania (1400yen)

4. Soft & Slim Eyebrow Pencil BR305 and GY001 (800yen)

Visee Avant line will also debut the following new products on the same date:

1. Multi Stick Color: 6 matte shades that can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks (1800yen)

2. Marbling Eye Color: 4 shades (1200yen)

Visee Avant was launched in August 2016 as the mod, edgy sub-brand targeted at fashion-conscious consumers who desire a more dramatic and expressive style.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Chanel Le Blanc Collection 2017

Every year, Chanel releases its Le Blanc collection of whitening skincare and colour makeup collection around February in Japan and other Asian countries. The 2017 collection will be launched on 24 February in Japan. It includes this limited edition Prisme Lumiere de Chanel face powder (7500yen) and Le Quatre Ombres palettes in #284 Jarden de Lumiere (left) and #292 (6900yen) inspired by Japanese gardens.
Pics from Voce.

Le Blanc Compact Radiance Foundation SPF25 PA+++ (8100yen, 6 shades, 12g)

Shown below are the Les Tissages blushes #100 Tweed Coraline (LE) and #110 Tweed Cherry Blossom (5800yen). Pic below from Maquia.

Pic below by Tomoichi.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Paul & Joe New Gel Foundation N

Paul & Joe will introduce their new Gel Foundation N (4000yen for refill, 1800yen for case) on 1 March in Japan. This improved version is supposed to have better coverage and enhanced skincare benefits thanks to the inclusion of marine collagen, theanine and snow fungus extract. Pic from Voce.

Anna Sui Spring 2017

I've mentioned previously that I'm not a fan of Anna Sui's new packaging. This upcoming collection also sadly comes off looking more garish than the existing Rose Cheek Color N. Due out on 1 March in Japan, the Face Colors (2500yen) will be available in 5 variations. These are composed of 'main colors' that are meant to be layered over with the 'magical colors' for a glowy finish. The two Palette Mini cases will retail for 1200yen each. Pic by Voce.

Pics below by Kurikobeauty.

The Protective Beauty Balm SPF50+ PA++++ will be released on 1 March. Available in 4 shades, this will retail at 2800yen for 26g and has a semi-matte finish.

Also launching on 3 January are the following:

1. Lip Balm UV SPF29 PA++ (2000yen, 16g)

2. Lipstick SW (3 shades, 2800yen): 01 Sweet Peach Sugar (silver and red pearl), 02 Sweet Rose Cocoa (red and green pearl) and 03 Sweet Almond Cream

3. Color Collection (3600yen, 2 sets): 01 includes a Sweet Cherry Vanilla Tart lip and face color, plus a Sweet Dark Chocolate eye and face color while 02 includes a Sweet Lavender Berry Tart lip and face color, plus a Sweet Milk Chocolate eye and face color

4. Nail Color SW (3 shades, 1500yen): 01 Sweet Juicy Plum, 02 Sweet Deep Grape and 03 Sweet Hazel Sepia

Pic below by Cocho to neko.