Make Up Maestro Shu Uemura Dies at 79

Shu Uemura, has died aged 79 in Tokyo. He rose to fame in the 1950s when he became a Hollywood Make Up Artist, and there developed his famous cleansing oil formula, to remove heavy stage make up. He was said to have kept a few drops of the original formula to this day, “for inspiration”. (Shirley McClaine in film “My Geisha”, Make Up by Shu Uemura) In the 1960s he returned to Japan and made […]

Mascara Mission Post 6: Asciene & Anna Sui Waterproof

Ok, so maybe it takes a lot of dedication to test 30 mascaras out, and a lot of red eye. Nevertheless, I have plodded and decided to kill two birds with one stone.. First up Asciene Gentle PV Mascara: The point of Asciene is that is it a range for sensitive skins, so this mascara, although very fibery shouldn’t irritate the eyes, or be hard to take off: The teal eye again: Now to be […]

Ravings of a mad insomniac….

I’ve had about three hours sleep today – for some reason I woke up in a cold panic. Which Chanel Quad do I want next? No not really. I am very paranoid about catching a virus that’s been spreading rapidly in the UK – The Norwalk virus, or Winter Vomiting Virus. I had this same time last year. In my twenty odd years, I have can barely remember a time I have been sick; iron […]

Fake Chanel Quads

You know I obsessed with Chanel Quads at the moment? Well they aren’t cheap, at £30.50p in the UK but they are a really luxury, gorgeous item to own. I made the mistake of buying a fake Chanel quad not so long ago even though I should have known better. Not because there aren’t genuine cosmetics on Ebay, but because there was no name for the Quad, the colours; bright turquoise, bright pink, bright yellow, […]

Quick Sale Haul – Rimmel, Soap & Glory, Bourjois

I popped into Boots today and got some half price goodies! Although I am not a big user of Rimmel – some of the products aren’t great, and the packaging breaks on me in a matter of days, I like the look of this palette: It comes in two tiers, featuring 15 eyeshadows, four lip colours and three blushers. I love the layout of the eyeshadows! They are more shimmery in real life, and are […]

Mascara Mission Post 5: Imju Fiberwig Mascara

Next Mascara for testing, is Imju Fiberwig. A bit of a cult item, this has been the number one seller in Japan, due its supposed lengthening and curling abilities. There are a lot of fibers in this Mascara, so a few coats is supposed to give the false lash effect (but allow 10 seconds between each coat). So I tracked one down on Ebay selling for around £10. The brush head is big, considering that […]

Coffret D’or Palette Review

Kanebo got rid of my beloved T’estimo and replaced it with Coffret D’or. I haven’t fallen madly in love with the brand so far, although the line looks quite sophistacated. I think the items are a little more expensive than T’estimo, also, T’estimo had some lovely, unusal palette combos. Anyhow, here is the diamante studded case: I chose palette 02 (blue) since the other three did not attract me – they were a little dull. […]

SANA Eyeliner & Eye Pencil Duo

Sana is a underrated Japanese brand, who so far have made my favorite mascara in the world and some excellent eyelash curlers. I decided to give this cute pencil a try – it has a black liquid liner on one side, and a white pencil/crayon on the other: Swatch: What I love is the true blackness of the liner. It is a REAL deep black, with the texture almost of a inky felt tip. Once […]

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