Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Three Opening in Malaysia

Following its ventures into Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan, Three will be opening its first overseas concept store next in Malaysia on 15 April. Located at the Pavilion shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, the holistic beauty and lifestyle store will stock all of Three's product lines which span makeup, skincare, haircare, accessories and health supplements. Three also plans to open two to three counters in Malaysia within this year.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Lunasol Summer 2016

Lunasol will launch its Summer 2016 collection on 13 May in Japan. Pics from Voce.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Majolica Majorca Spring 2016 March Releases

Majolica Majorca will launch the following products on 21 March in Japan:

1. Nude Make Gel (For Active Girl) SPF50 PA++++: Available in 2 shades, Light Beige and Neutral Beige. This fragrance-free gel transforms into a lotion when applied for a close fit to the skin and provides natural coverage of pores and acne spots. This functions as primer, sunblock and foundation, with higher sun protection than the original Nude Make Gel. With moisturising ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. (1404yen, 25g)

2. Pressed Pore Cover Special Set: Available in 2 shades (#1 Lucent and #2 CC Color) with a limited edition case. (1080yen, 3.5g)

3. Nice To Meet You: Collaboration with Seventeen and Nonno magazines, this will be available in 2 variations, PK and RD. Includes Multi-Powder Palette (contains eyeshadow, cheek color and face powder), Lash Expander Edge Meister BK999 Mini and Nude Make Gel (For Active Girl) Mini 6g (LE, 1728yen)

Suqqu Light Solution

New whitening skincare coming from Suqqu on 1 April in Japan:

1. Light Solution Fluid (15000yen, 125ml)

2. Light Solution Essence (12000yen, 50ml)

3. Light Solution Lotion (8000yen, 200ml)

Formulated with a 'Light Complex' and okra extract, this anti-ageing line is supposed to help keep skin hydrated with an inner glow.

Jill Stuart Summer 2016

Jill Stuart will debut its new Forever Juicy Oil Rouge Sheer on 8 April in Japan. Pic by Abe Sawako.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Starbucks Sakura Collection 2016

The ever popular Sakura collection by Starbucks Japan returns on 15 February in Japan with the first Serene series, followed by the Cheery series on 1 March.

Serene series: Handy Stainless Tumbler 480ml (4400yen) and 360ml (4000yen), Stainless Sunny Bottle Calm 500ml (2900yen) and 470ml (2000yen), Stainless D Mug Wood Handle (3800yen), Starbucks Card Sakura Pearl and Mini Card

Cheery series: Handy Stainless Tumbler 480ml (4400yen) and 350ml (4000yen), Stainless Sunny Bottle Cheery 500ml (2900yen) and 350ml (1800yen), Petal Mug 330ml (2700yen), Starbucks Card Cheery and Mini Card

The Sakura collection for Taiwan looks much more attractive in comparison. See more pics and details on

Hopefully, the sakura collection for Singapore will be interesting too. This is usually released after Valentine's Day.

One By Kose on QVC

Kose launched its new brand One By Kose's first product Skincolor Water-Luxe Gel Creme Foundation (US$42, 30g, 6 shades) exclusively on QVC in the US and Canada on 29 January, racking up sales of more than 5000 units within the first 10 minutes of broadcast. The foundation incorporates the company's exclusive water pact technology. The brand is targeted at the mid-tier while the more prestige skincare line Decorte will be launched this spring as part of Kose's drive to expand in North America.

Cosme Decorte AQ MW Summer 2016 Eye Glow Gem

Cosme Decorte AQ MW will launch this Eye Glow Gem in 5 shades on 16 April in Japan. Pic below by Abe Sawako.

Pic below by Tomoichi.

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Summer 2016

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree will release the following as part of their Summer 2016 collection on 29 April in Japan:

1. Liquid Cheek: 3 shades (3200yen)

2. Tinted Lip Balm N: 5 shades (2000yen)

3. Bubble Bath: Rose scented (1800yen, 95ml)

4. Cleansing Gel Scrub (3000yen, 165g, LE)

Pics below by Osadanna.

Pic below by BeautySakura.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Shu Uemura Limited Edition Cleansing Oils for Chinese New Year

For this Chinese New Year, Shu Uemura is releasing two limited edition Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil and Blanc:Chroma Cleansing Oil featuring traditional Chinese kite art. This appears to be exclusive to Chinese-speaking markets such as Singapore and Hong Kong as there has been no mention of it in the Japanese press or on the US website. Pic below from Shu Uemura Singapore.

Pic below from Be_Hk.

Skin Modelling Eyes Kit 2016

Here's the 2016 version of the annual Lunasol Skin Modelling Eyes Kit (5000yen) set for release on 4 March in Japan. The Skin Modelling Eyes #1 Beige Beige palette has been a perennial bestseller for Lunasol since its debut in 2007. The kit also includes Shiny Pencil Eyeliner EX02 Shiny Brown and Treatment Gloss EX03 Pure Coral Beige.

Out on 12 February is the Modeling Control Powder and Base Make Kit which includes a choice of any foundation and base, Skin Control Mist N 15ml and UV Protector 10g. The bag is designed by Vogue Japan illustrator Ella Tjader.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Integrate Beauty Filter Foundation

Integrate will launch this Beauty Filter Foundation SPF15 PA++ (9g, 1600yen) in 2 shades on 21 February in Japan. Formulated with mineral oil for a close fitting, non-powdery finish, it is also paraben-free.

Below are swatches of the Volume Balm Lip (2.5g, 1200yen) and Heart Melty Eyes 04 Sheer Orchid and 05 Sheer Apricot (1200yen) being released on the same date.

Paul & Joe New Base Makeup for Spring 2016

Here's another pic of the Paul & Joe UV Cut Pressed Powder and Silky Pressed Powder, plus the improved Foundation Primer with enhanced hydrating capabilities. Slated for release on 6 April in Japan. Pic by Abe Sawako.

TokiLa has posted swatches of the new Paul & Joe blushes and eyeshadow trios (due out in Feb) here. Also out on 1 February is this Japan-exclusive Happy Makeup Kit (6000yen) which includes a choice of any powder blush and lipstick, plus a 10ml sample of the Moisturising Foundation Primer S 01.

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Spring 2016 New Base Makeup

Les Merveilleuses by Laduree will launch the following products on 4 March in Japan:

1. Powder Foundation N SPF20 PA++: Available in 3 shades (3800yen for refill, 1500yen for case)

2. Touch Up Crayon SPF10 PA++: Available in 2 shades with a floral sweet scent. (2800yen, 1.6g)

3. Brightening Serum: With a citrus herbal scent and extracts of chestnut rose, artichoke and pearl. (10000yen, 60ml)

4. Face Color Rose Laduree (Mini) 105 Jeanne (innocent pink) and 106 Camille (mauve pink) (3200yen, 1g, LE)

5. UV Protection Body Cream N SPF50 PA++++: With a fruity floral musky scent. (3500yen, 115g)