Mika Ninagawa for shu uemura Summer 2014 Collection | Photos, Swatches, Review

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The Mika Ninagawa for shu uemura Summer 2014 Collection brings us some of the coolest packaging I’ve ever seen. It is cute, quirky, and fun. What’s not to love? Discover new and old shu uemura favourites in a wonderland created by renowned photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa.

Let your curiosity turn the key and allow the butterflies lead you to pathways abundant with charming sweet candy or darkly seductive forbidden fruit… which butterfly will you follow?

Mika has created four euphoric wonderlands. Blue represents curiosity (sorry I don’t have any of the blue packaging to show you but it is super fun!) Red represents forbidden fruits. Green the singing forest. Pink a melting sweet dream.

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The cleansing oils are one of the best ways to embrace this collections stunning imagery. shu uemura Cleansing Oils are my holy grail and I love that I can now display these works of art on my countertop for my nightly cleansing ritual.

Shown are Anti/Ox Skin Refining Cleansing Oil ($92 CAD), Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleaning Oil ($98 CAD) (my fave!), POREfinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleaning Oil ($82 CAD). Not shown is the Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil ($92 CAD).

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There are two Eye Shadow Spiral Duos ($60 CAD) packaged in the pink melting sweet dream inspired packaging. Just look at the cute lashes on the windows revealing the shades inside.

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The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and smooth. The left side of each duo offers more shimmer while the right shade is a glowing satin.

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The Mika Mini Neo Star Glitz Natural False Lash ($35 CAD) is a gorgeous demi lash with star gems and shades of yellow, orange, and pink interspersed in the fine black lashes.

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There are four shu uemura UV Under Base Mousse ($46 CAD) in the collection. I adore these light, mousse bases with high SPF protection. They make incredible makeup primers and excellent sun protection (SPF 30 PA+++ to 35 PA+++). Shown is POREraser UVUB Mousse in Beige. Also available is POREraser UVUB Mousse in Pink, UVUB BB Mouse in BB Beige, and UVUB Brightening Mousse Whitefficient.

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There are also Nail Stickers ($28 CAD) and a Dual Fit Pressed Powder Refill ($42 CAD) and Dual Fit Compact Case ($23 CAD) available in the collection.

Being released with the collection and added to the permanent collection are the new Tint in Gelato Lip & Cheek Stains ($28 CAD) reviewed in my Favourite Spring/Summer Blush feature.

All Mika items are limited edition. Available at Holt Renfrew, select Sephora and Hudson’s Bay locations and at shuuemura.ca.

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Dior Summer 2014 Transat Collection Lips | Addict Lip Maximizer Fresh Pink, Addict Gloss Seafarer, Addict Lipstick Mayday | Photos, Swatches, Review

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Fresh Pink, Addict Gloss Seafarer, Addict Lipstick Mayday

The Dior Summer 2014 Transat Collection brings us a selection of lip products in shades that will take you from day to night. From the beach to dancing on the deck of your yacht under the stars. Ha! Don’t I wish!

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Fresh Pink, Addict Gloss Seafarer, Addict Lipstick Mayday

The Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Fresh Pink ($33 CAD) gives the loveliest soft pink tint so your lips while giving them a plump, healthy look with a slight tingle that isn’t at all uncomfortable. I am really loving this product. I didn’t expect the colour to have any effect looking at it in the tube but on the lips it really does give a soft fresh look. I adore how the lip maximizer feels. I have been using it in place of balm on a regular basis and loving my smooth. less lined, lips.

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Fresh Pink

There are two shades of Dior Addict Gloss ($31 CAD) in the Collection. A shimmering golden sand shade called Offshore and a sheer bright poppy called Seafarer. I do find that since Seafarer is sheer it is a bit difficult to get an even application. I think this would work best over a light layer of coordinating lipstick or liner for a glossy poppy pout.

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Dior Addict Gloss in Seafarer

The collection includes two new shades of Dior Addict Lipstick ($33 CAD). A rich mandarin Cruise and the carmine hued Mayday. The bright cool red of Mayday is the perfect pop of bright colour for a summer night out.

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Dior Addict Lipstick in Mayday

 

The Dior Summer 2014 Transat Collection becomes available May 1st, 2014 nationwide at Dior counters and TheBay.com. The lip products will not be available at Holt Renfrew.

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The New & Improved mark. No Place to Run Waterproof Eyeliners are AMAZING | Photos, Swatches, Review

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mark. has improved their No Place To Run Waterproof Eyeliners ($10 CAD/1.2g) adding 3 new shades to the existing 5 bestsellers. There is only one word needed to describe these eyeliners. AMAZING.

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They are incredibly smooth and pigmented. The liners are very soft and reminiscent of the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Acqua Collection Waterproof Liner but at a fraction of the price. They are waterproof, budge proof, transfer proof, and long wearing. The colours are beautiful including deeply pigmented mattes and shimmers. I hope they expand the colour selection even more because this formula is incredible. For the price these are absolute must haves.

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mark. No Place To Run Waterproof Eyeliners
Jet Set | Foxy Brown | Vintage Khaki | Steely Gaze | Navy Seal | Grassroots | Ultra Violet | Solar Power

Available now through Avon Independent Sales Representatives or www.avon.ca.

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