Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix

Makeup usually does not get me as excited as skin care. But these are exceptionally appealing! I’m talking about Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix Collection that was launched in Japan last month. Terribly exciting to look at! Created by Glaswegian designer Christopher Kane for Shiseido, the collection includes six new shades of Lasting Climax…

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Review: Canmake Concealer Foundation UV

I was slightly hesistant when I was contacted to do a review of the Canmake Concealer Foundation UV.  Honestly, I was skeptical about the quality because of the way the brand is being positioned.  My shallow alter ego actually thought it can’t be any good since the product is well, so affordable.  But after reading the…

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Review: Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream

I was really happy to get my hands on Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream which is a glycerin-based moisturizer enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor.  This cream is one of the best selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skin care products in Japan developed by Yoshikiyo Nowatari since 1957.  In Japan, it’s known as Yuskin A. Don’t be fooled…

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The Japanese PA sunscreen rating system

If you’re buying sunscreen from a Japanese brand, you’re likely to come across the PA rating system.  PA stands for protection grade of UVA system and is the Japanese measurement of sun protection, which is based on the Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) reaction reading at 2-4 hours of sun exposure.  According to info from the wiki, the Persistent Pigment Darkening…

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Pretty Majolica Majorca Frozen Princess

I usually don’t like websites that have too much flash or animations but I have to say that many of the Japanese beauty and cosmetics brands have done a good job on theirs, drawing you to their products in a really clever way.  Some like Majolica Majorca, even have interesting story lines that spans chapters.  The…

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