• Beauty,  Gift Guide,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Time to Gloss for Holidays!

    It is the time to shine! No kidding. It is already late October and we are just a couple of months away to Christmas. I am not sure how many families will host big parties for Christmas this year, but what I am sure about is that you will still celebrate Christmas with your family. We will still dress up and open presents. Preparing a nice lip gloss to let you shine for this coming holiday.

    Wrap lips in lustrous, lasting color and shine with groundbreaking glosses that never feel dry or sticky. It is Shiseido‘s Shimmer GelGloss. A highly reflective lip gloss with transparent color for a mirror-like crystalline finish. 12-hour hydration. Weightless. Non-sticky.

    Shine, reimagined in a highly reflective shimmer gloss with a mirror-like crystalline finish. Up to 12-hour hydration with an instant increase of 64% moisture, compared to not using a gloss. Enriched with shea butter to condition and nourish lips. Highly refractive oils and reflective pearls maximize shine. Weightless. Non-sticky. Hydrating.

    The KEY INGREDIENT Contains Shiseido’s Dual Gel system, which fuses a super glossy gel with a cushiony gel for the perfect combination of comfort and mirror-like shine. Weightless and non-sticky, this ultra-sensorial gloss is infused with shea butter to instantly hydrate lips and provide 12 hours of lasting moisture.

    Reflective pearls and highly refractive oils deliver a crystalline finish that will not feather or bleed.

    From time to time, Shiseido is one of the brands that I love forever. I never doubt there would be one product that is not good to use from Shiseido, it might be not fit you, but I am sure the quality is high-standard all the time. My mom is also a big fan of Shiseido, no matter skin cares, makeups, as well as sunscreens, she is all about Shiseido products. I guess I got a lot of influences from her to become a Shiseido fan too. This holiday, I guess it is the time to update my mom’s makeup products. Wrapping a lovely Shiseido lip gloss up into a beautiful gift box, I think I already see my mom’s big smile coming out.

  • Beauty,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    A Nice Makeup Makes Me A Perfect Happy Day

    My friend asked me last week from Instagram message: Do you do your makeup everyday? I said, yes, I do, a nice makeup makes me feel wake up and be ready for a brand new day.

    I don’t know if you agree with me, especially we don’t really go out and meet anyone these days. Actually I still meet some people online, they are my students. I am currently teach art through Zoom almost everyday. But you know, online class, no one cares about your makeup. However, I say, I do my makeup for myself, I feel happy and nice about myself. And today, I want to share what I have been using for my daily looks!

    First, super important! SUNSCREEN! Everyday!

    I use Juice Beauty’s SPF 30 OIL-FREE MOISTURIZER.

    Hydrate and protect your skin’s natural moisture balance with this lightweight, zinc broad spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer made with antioxidant rich organic grape and pomegranate, soothing aloe vera, vitamins, and nutrient rich sea algae. Helps prevent premature signs of aging caused by everyday sun exposure. Clears while hydrates.

    Next, Dark Circle? Say Bye Bye.

    I use it Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer.

    Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer is your #1 best-selling* under-eye concealer for dark circles, dark spots and more. It provides flawless full coverage for up to 24 hours and comes in 48 shades! #1 concealer formula for IT Cosmetics brand in the US.

    Start the “artwork” from the top – Eyebrows

    I use Lottie London’s Arch Rival Microblade Effect Brow Pen and Arch Rival Brow Artist Retractable Eyebrow Pencil

    Inspired by microbladed brows that are always on fleek, Lottie London’s Arch Rival Microblade Effect Brow Pen lets you achieve the flawless finish of microblading for a fraction of the price. The ultra-fine precision 4-pronged tip allows you to create the smallest of strokes to mimic your natural brow hair for brows that look straight-from-the-salon fresh.

    Lottie London’s Arch Rival Collection has all your brow dilemmas covered. Their Arch Rival Brow Artist Retractable Eyebrow Pencil is ideal for filling in those gaps and saying goodbye to unruly and sparse eyebrows. Available in shades to suit all hair tones. Lottie London is currently available at Ulta, https://www.ulta.com/.

    Eye shadows, anything more fun than doing that?

    I use Shared Planet’s TIGER EYESHADOW PALETTE.

    Inspired by the Tiger and its natural habitat, Shared Planet’s Tiger Eyeshadow Palette mixes a range of 12 rich neutrals, browns and deep green with rich lustrous golds.

    Let’s put some shine and red on – Highlighter and Blush


    The sea turtle plays a vital role in preserving a healthy marine ecosystem. As sea turtle populations decline, so does their ability to perform this critical function. Shared Planet’s collection of shimmering, pearlescent highlighters is inspired by the majestic sea turtle and is dedicated to its conservation and well-being.

    This limited-edition palette consists of 5 warm golden shades designed to complement all skintones. Each metallic hue imparts a sheer wash of color that melts into skin, layering together to create a natural, lit from within radiance. Dust over cheeks, brow bone, cupid’s bow, bridge of nose or any high point on the face or body for a multidimensional glow.

    We need strong lines for a artistic reason – Eyeliner

    I use Shiseido’s ArchLiner Ink.

    The micro-fine, arched tip and ergonomic design create an entirely new-yet-intuitive gesture for applying eyeliner and eliminate the once-unavoidable blind spot that is often created by the user’s hand or the pen itself. Saturated with a high level of ultra-black pigment, this revolutionary flow-through liner delivers a precise, quick-dry formula that provides up to 24 hours of waterproof, smudge-proof and tear-proof color.

    A soft lip first, then ready to add color

    I use Dionis’ Goat Milk & Honey Lip Balm.

    Dionis lip balms are twice the size of a standard lip balm! They infuse the beeswax with natural Goat Milk, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to repair chapped lips and keep moisture in. Goat milk is naturally enriched with high amounts of protein, fat, iron, vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and many more.

    A nice lipstick color will add so much points

    I use Shiseido’s ModernMatte Powder Lipstick.

    This non-drying formula delivers matte, full-coverage color that feels utterly weightless and provides a powder-soft finish on lips. A unique blend of waxes and oils melts and transforms into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder, while spherical pigments float across lips to blur imperfections. Available in 24 shades inspired by Tokyo’s vibrant nightlife, this statement-making lipstick provides eight hours of rich, velvety color. Dermatologist-tested.

    A woman who does not wear perfume has no future

    Romantic, flirty and fearless, the woman who wears Ciao greets—and embraces—the world with a free spirit and fresh, positive attitude. Ciao’s scent story opens with tangy Italian Mandarin and Pink Grapefruit, grounded by Wild Strawberry and shimmering Blackberry. A floral heart unfurls with a bouquet of Rose, Peony, soft Muguet, Italian Honeysuckle, Pink Jasmine and Passionflower. Base notes of Glowing Amber, Cashmeran, Amaro Liquor, Sandalwood and Indonesian Patchouli create a smoldering finish.
    Now, are you ready for a brand new day? We don’t need to got out; we don’t need to meet anyone; we don’t need to please anyone. You do you! And we are just as beautiful as we are. Good luck and love you guys!
  • Beauty,  Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    My SHISEIDO Holiday Wish List

    You know what I know about all the girls – we will never say no to good cosmetics, our cosmetics drawer is never too big, we always have space for more!!!

    If you are looking for a brand good for both your mom and wife, you should choose a well-known nice brand. Getting all you need gifting products from there. I will highly recommend SHISEIDO. SHISEIDO is my childhood memory and it is really my mom’s favorite brand. I remember the first time I stole my mom’s lipstick, keeping it under my desk for months until she found out, the lipstick is SHISEIDO’s. Yes, I think I had a good sense about great lipsticks when I was a kid. Because I still choose SHISEIDO now at the age of late 20s.

    Now let me introduce some products I chose for this year’s holiday, for you and for myself.

    Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush

    PRICE: $29

    Sonoya 01

    Whether you desire a kabuki-style cheek draped with dramatic color or a subtle glow, this blush delivers and melds seamlessly with the complexion much like SHISEIDO’s world-renowned skincare. The color palette is inspired by the brand’s many muses throughout the years.

    The face of the new Powders Collection, Sonoya Mizuno—a dancer and actress— wears her namesake shade in the campaign, while Chiyoko Tazawa (a dance instructor who became one of the world’s first fashion influencers by reporting on overseas trends and Ginza street style) was the jumping off point for the radiant rose hue.

    ModernMatte Powder Lipstick

    PRICE: $26

    Sling Back 512 / Mellow Drama 515

    Spherical pigments suspended in an ultra-clear silicone base float across the lips,
    blurring any imperfections and providing spectacular color payoff. “It’s almost like airbrushing your lips, but with the convenience and seamless glide of a stick,” explains Gail Boyé, SVP of Global Product Development for SHISEIDO Makeup. Unlike most matte lip products, this formula offers the comfort of a balm by melting and transforming into an ultra-thin powder that envelops the mouth in creamy, opaque color. The matte finish absorbs light rather than refracting it, lending statement- making shades more richness and depth. The custom, angular bullet not only reflects Japan’s modern approach to architecture, but the square shape provides extreme precision and control for perfectly delineated lips sans liner.

    Brow InkTrio

    PRICE: $24

    02 Taupe

    This three-in-one tool contains everything needed to balance brows. One side features
    an ultra-slim, matte pencil that produces hair-like strokes that last eight hours. Use it to correct, shape, extend, and create the illusion of a higher arch. “We worked very hard to achieve the perfect amount of payoff so that brows always look natural—never painted on,” explains Boyé of the sweat-, smudge-, and water-resistant formula. The opposite end features a sponge applicator pre-loaded with a feather- weight powder that boasts tonal pearls for a delicate sheen that fills brows minus any hard edges. “The powder is intentionally lighter than the pencil so it can be used alone or in tandem to add depth
    to arches,” says Boehmer. A built-in spooly brush makes for convenient blending and grooming.

    More shade choices: 01 Blonde 02 Taupe 03 Deep Brown 04 Ebony

    ArchLiner Ink

    PRICE: $24

    01 Shibui Black

    With its specially designed angled micro tip and revolutionary flow-through system,
    this ingenious product takes the intimidation factor and guesswork out of liquid liner. The unique shape and ergonomic design create an entirely new-yet-intuitive gesture for applying eyeliner, and eliminate the once-unavoidable blind spot that is often created by the user’s hand or the pen itself. Saturated with a high level of ultra-black pigment, this quick-dry formula provides up to 24 hours of waterproof color to help prevent smudging and can also be built up without skipping.

    All the products are NEW Shiseido Makeup Collection launched at this fall. The collection includes 19 products and 115 shades classified into four reimagined textures- Dews, Gels, Powders, and Inks- that are weightless but lasting and make a statement with bold, impactful color.

    DEWS is an entirely new category that recreated light and transforms it on the surface of the skin. Aura Dew Face, Eyes, Lip is available in three shades that evoke this highlighter’s otherworldly qualities.

    GELS are rediscovered via formulas that juxtapose a durable, high-impact finish with a featherweight feel. This range includes 28 VisionAiry Gel Lipsticks (which boast state-of-the-art Triple Gel Technology), and one Crystal GelGloss. The shade names in this category are sourced from both ancient and modern Japan.

    POWDERS reinvents traditional pigments of the past via breathable, buildable, and blendable formulas that float effortlessly across skin. In the lineup are 24 ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks, eight Essentialist Eye Palettes, eight Minimalist WhippedPowder Blushes, and eightInnerGlow CheekPowers named after SHISEIDO’s many muses, hip Tokyo streets, and Japan’s buzzing nightlife.

    INKS redefines the ancient art form of Japanese calligraphy with products that provide graphic precision and extreme intensity. This collection contains 12 LacquerInk LipShines, 10 KajalInk Artist Shadow, Liner, Brow (a non-traditional three-in-one pencil that can be applied as shadow, liner, or brow definer), five MicroLIner Inks, four Brow InkTrios, one ArchLiner Ink, and two variants of ImperialLash MascaraInk. Each product is paired with a name that reflects its rich pigment payoff and pays homage to the history of Japan.

    Already a leader in the tool category thanks to its iconic eyelash curler, SHISEIDO Makeup is adding five, hand-crafted brushes to the lineup. Each contains a revolutionary hidden core that provides the ultimate balance of strength and softness. With their sleek, ergonomic designs, these high-tech tools make application seamless.

  • New York

    Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

    Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 11.12.33 PMAfter studying women’s skin for years, Shiseido discovered that eye area wrinkles can be categorized into five types and appear in a gradual progression. With just one application, the new Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask immediately helps to improve the appearance of eye area wrinkles and helps brighten dark circles and dullness, in just 15 minutes.

    The Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask features WrinkleResist24 technology – effective ingredients that work to suppress the wrinkle formation process, improving the appearance of existing wrinkles and promoting the prevention of future wrinkles.

    • Mukurossi Extract – an Asian plant extract that effectively counteracts the wrinkle triggering action of Heparanase.
    • Chlorella Extract – a single-cell freshwater algae that is rich in proteins, chlorophyll and other vitamins, helps suppress the formation of wrinkle- inducing blood vessels.
    • Gambir Extract – derived from a shrub grown in India and Southeast Asia, protects dermal tissue and effectively suppresses the activity of Elastase, which destroys elastin, a key component of skin’s firmness.
    • Super Bio-Hyaluronic Acid N – delivers intense moisturizing benefits.
    • Hydroxyproline – promotes the generation of collagen while increasing firmness and elasticity for smooth, younger-looking skin.

      In addition to WrinkleResist24, Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask features Pure Retinol Micro-Infusion Technology, a unique technology to deliver a stable, liquid form of Retinol to the skin. A pure form of Vitamin A, Retinol helps promote epidermal turnover and restores elasticity by encouraging exfoliation.

      The unique Wrinkle Retouching Sheet combines soft cotton and stretchy fibers capable of superior moisture retention and gentle stretch to ensure effective and comfortable adherence to the skin, sealing in the advanced ingredients for optimal delivery and immediate results. Upon removal, Smoothness-Holding Polymers remain on the skin’s surface for a 24-hour moisturizing effect that leaves skin feeling silky smooth.

      After one 15-minute use:

      • 100% of women reported an improvement of dryness
      • 89% of women reported a softening of the skin around their eye area
      • 86% of women reported an improvement of dullness around the eye area
      • 86% of women reported an improvement in overall skin quality
    • Apply directly beneath the eye to cleansed skin for 15 minutes. For maximum effectiveness, use 2-3 times per week.

      $63 for 12 single-use application packets Available now at www.shiseido.com

  • New York

    Shiseido Lacquer Gloss in Nebula

    If you buy one lip color this month, make it purple!


    Created by Dick Page, Artistic Director, Shiseido introduces Lacquer Gloss, a rich lip gloss inspired by suki-urushi or “transparent lacquer.” Suki-urushi is a style of traditional Japanese lacquerware which involves high-quality raw lacquer that has a transparent, glossy finish with clear color.

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    Based on the lacquerware production process, Lacquer Gloss delivers shine, color and moisture in one application using a triple-layer formula:

    • The base layer refines lip texture, smoothing out unevenness and lines while providing moisture from Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE, an advanced ingredient that actively pushes moisture into lips and retains it for hours.
    • The middle layer adheres color to the lips that stays put.
    • The final top layer coats lips with glossy luster, locking in color and moisture.Lacquer Gloss is available in eight new shades:
      Baby Doll (PK304) – coral pink tone.
      Debut (BE102) – pinkish beige.
      In The Flesh (OR303) – pinky peach.
      Lust (RD305) – sultry, blood red.
      Mocha (BR301) – creamy chocolate.
      Nebula (VI207) – violet with iridescent pearls.
      Phantom (VI708) – pale lavender.
      Plum Wine (RS306) – rosy violet.

      The thin and flexible applicator fits perfectly to the lips and combines two types of pile so it retrieves the gloss easily. The tip of the applicator is tapered to make it easy to line and fill in the lips.

      $25 each
      Available now at www.shiseido.com

  • WorldWide

    #ShareTheEma with @shiseidoworld

    With the new year just beginning (happy new year!), Shiseido is asking its online followers and fans to “Share The Ema.”


    Translated literally, Ema means pictured horse, and centuries ago in Japan, people donated horses to temples in exchange for their wishes. By the 10th century, the tradition had evolved and wooden Ema plaques became prevalent at shrines, hung on the wishing wall as a form of prayer.

    Shiseido wants you to make our wishes heard in a new, digital way! Head on over to their Facebook page or ShiseidoShareTheEma.com and share a virtual ema, your digital wish.

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    And not only can you just share a wish online, but you can also win tons of wonderful Shiseido goodies. Each month limited edition Shiseido products will be rewarded to five well-wishers. That’s more than enough incentive to start wishing family and friends the best!