Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Clinique Holiday 2016

I don't usually post about Clinique but this Tiny Temptation set (6500yen) looks like a superb value for mini collectors as it contains 20 shades of their popular Chubby Sticks. The set includes:

Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Color Balm #1 Richer Raisin, #2 Whole Lotta Honey, #3 Fuller Fig, #4 Mega Melon, #5 Chunky Cherry, #6 Whoppin Watermelon, #7 Super Strawberry, #8 Graped Up, #13 Mighty Mimosa, #15 Pudgy Peony, #16 Voluptuous Violet and #17 Plumped Up Pink (LE shade).

Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Color Balm #1 Curviest Caramel, #3 Mightiest Maraschino, #5 Plushest Punch, #6 Roomiest Rose, #7 Broadest Berry, #8 Grandest Grape, #9 Roundest Raspberry and #16 Plumped Up Poppy (LE shade).

There is a smaller Sweet Kisses set (3000yen) with 5 shades (#14 Curvy Candy, #15 Pudgy Peony, #1 Curviest Caramel, #3 Mightiest Maraschino and #9 Roundest Raspberry. Naturally, the Tiny Temptation set offers much greater value. It doesn't look like these sets will be available in the US as the Clinique USA website doesn't list it in its Holiday 2016 collection page, so they could be designed for the Japanese or Asian market.

Anna Sui Holiday 2016

Anna Sui's recent overly florid packaging renewal held little appeal for me but their upcoming holiday collection looks much more attractive.

1 November

Holiday Coffret Set: Includes Blush Lip Treatment, makeup box and holiday card (4000yen)

Luxury Beauty Mirror (3500yen)

1 December

Nail Care Oil N (8ml, 1500yen)

Vintage Nail Color Set (4500yen, 3 variations)

Holiday Hair & Body Cream (2500yen, 30g): 01 Clear and 02 with large shimmer particles

Addiction Holiday 2016 Winter White Coffret

Addiction will release its annual holiday coffret on 4 November in Japan. The Winter White set (7400yen) includes a Limited Compact Winter White with 4 eyeshadows and one blush, Nail Polish Winter Pink, Lip Essence Winter Black and a clutch bag.

The eyeshadows comprise a soft shimmery cinnamon, clear matte pink beige, neutral beige and elegant dark brown. The blush is sheer pearl pink with gold pearl shimmer. The lip essence can be used on top of lipstick or on its own for a smoky effect.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Suqqu Holiday 2016

Here are more pics of the Suqqu holiday coffrets for 2016, done in collaboration with jewellery brand Ayaka Nishi. Makeup Kit A (9200yen) features a honeycomb motif and includes Christmas Makeup Compact 101 蘇芳色/Suoiro and Lipgloss 101 (cinnamon rose) while Makeup Kit B features a fish scale motif and includes the Christmas Makeup Compact 102 瑠璃紺/ Ruriko and Lipgloss 102 (deep cassis). Available on 1 November in Japan.

The Base & Skincare Premium Kit 2016 (26500yen - 30000yen) will be released on 1 Dec. It includes the choice of any foundation, Glowing Veil Powder 9g, Moisture Repair Essence N 30ml, Moisture Loion 75ml, Moisture Barrier Cream 7g, 30 cotton pads, a brush and tote bag.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Jill Stuart Holiday 2016

Jill Stuart will launch this Tweed Party Collection (7500yen) on 4 November in Japan. It includes Shimmer Couture Eyes 09 Winter Tweed, Tweed Face Powder, Airy Tint Watery CC Cream 02, Tweed Gloss Balm and a pouch.

On 18 November, Jill Stuart will release the following:

1. Mix Eyeshadow (2200yen, 5 shades)
2. Lash Jewel (2500yen, 2 variations)
3. Opal Dew Lip Gloss (2500yen)

There is currently a Flowery Pink Carpet Makeup Kit (US$83.32)available on

Shu Uemura Takashi Murakami Cosmic Blossom Collection for Holiday 2016

Shu Uemura is teaming up once again with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami for their Holiday 2016 collection titled Cosmic Blossom. It's a massive collection launching in two parts in November. See all the pics on Fashion Press.

1 Nov
1. Christmas Palette Kit (8300yen, 2 variations)
2. Christmas Foundation Kit (8400yen)
3. Stage Performance Block Booster (4500yen, 2 variations)
4. Bloom Glow Compact Case (1000yen)
5. Blanc Chroma Blossom In Cushion Foundation Compact Case (1300yen)

16 Nov
1. Blossom Eye Trio (4000yen, 2 variations)
2. Bloom Your Way Custom Case (700yen)
3. Drawing Pencil Custom (4 LE shades, 2400yen)
4. Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine (3 LE shades, 3200yen)
5. Rouge Unlimited (2 LE shades, 3200yen)
6. DepSea Hydrability Lip Balm (2000yen)
7. Cosmic Black Premium Curler (2000yen)
8. Cosmic Blossom Premium Brush Set (6500yen)
9. A/O+ P.M. Clear Radiant Cleansing Oil (3700yen and 9600yen)

RMK Holiday 2016

RMK will release two makeup kits in November in Japan. Pics below from Voce. See another close-up pic here.

Christmas Kit 2016 (8700yen, 4 Nov) - palette with 4 eyeshadows and marble cheek color, lip gloss and aurora nail polish.

Christmas Base Make Kit 2016 A/B (8600yen, 18 Nov) - choice of full size foundation, choice of foundation primer, Basic Control Color 02 (full size), deluxe samples of makeup base, liquid foundation, gel cream foundation and airy powder foundation.

Paul & Joe Holiday 2016

Here are more pics of the Paul & Joe Makeup Collection 2016 (9000yen) due out on 1 November in Japan. The products include a bird print pouch, Moisturising Foundation Primer S (mini size), Lip Essence Limited, lipstick, cat-shaped eye colors, pink blush etc.

Pic below from Biteki.

Pics below from Voce.

There will also be 8 limited edition nail polishes (1600yen) and 5 limited edition lipglosses to be released on 1 December.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Addiction Winter 2016 North Star

Addiction will launch this North Star collection for Winter 2016 on 7 October in Japan. It includes 5 limited edition eyeshadows (2000yen), Color Chic Eyeliner (2500yen, 6 permanent shades and 2 LE shades) and Nail Polish (6 LE and 2 new shades, 1800yen).

Pic below by Voce.

Pics below by Maquia.

Pic below by Abe Sawako.

Pics below from Nao.

If you are flying on ANA's international flights, do look out for Addiction's travel exclusive Jet Setter sets. Addiction is now also available at Narita Airport's dutyfree section.

YSL Holiday 2016

YSL will release its Holiday 2016 collection on 28 October in Japan. It features a Palette Sparkle Clutch (12000yen), Radiant Touche Corrector (5000yen), Radiant Touche Sparklizer (5800yen), Rouge Volupte Shine (4100yen, 4 shades), Rouge Pur Couture (4100yen, 5 shades), La Laque Couture (3200yen, 2 shades), Volupte Tint In Oil (3800yen) and Baby Doll Kiss & Blush (5600yen, 2 shades). Pics from Voce.

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2016

Bobbi Brown will release its Wine & Chocolate collection for Holiday 2016 in three parts on 14 Oct, 4 Nov and 18 Nov in Japan.

Pic below from Biteki.

Pics below from Voce.

Long Wear Liquid Liners (4200yen, 5 shades)


Lunasol Holiday 2016

Here's another pic of the Lunasol Holiday 2016 collection from Voce. Launching on 11 November in Japan, shown below are the Gold Nuance Eyes, Coloring Creamy Cheeks, Coloring Lip Compact, Nail Finish N, Sheer Light Gloss and Shiny Nuance Liner. Collection details are in this earlier post.

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Holiday 2016

Here are more pics of the Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Holiday 2016 collection debuting on 4 November and 2 December in Japan. Pics from Voce.

Makeup Coffret III (7000yen)

Brush Holder (7000yen, LE) and new medium sized Rose Face Color with three tones of petals (7500yen)

Pic below from Biteki.

Lip Gloss (3200yen, 2 December)

Pic below from Biteki.

Mini Body Milk Collection (4500yen, 4x50ml, 2 December): In rose, violet, orange flower and dragée.

Softening Booster Kit (8000yen, 2 December): Includes full-size Softening Booster 80ml, Cleansing Milk 15g, Moisturising Lotion 25ml and Treatment Face Cream 4.8g