A few weeks ago, I was delighted to receive a parcel from KATE Cosmetics that contains some of the must-have new Spring Summer Collection products – Kate Real Create Eyes, Dial Mascara and Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT.
KATE Cosmetics’ Spring Summer Collection
KATE Cosmetics, Japan’s #1 make-up brand under the established Kanebo Cosmetics Group, is proud to launch the latest highly anticipated Spring Summer Collection that it’s perfectly in tune with the best looks of the season.
Stepping away from the dramatic hues of Fall Winter to embrace the softer and more lustrous colors of Spring Summer, the KATE Spring Summer Collection focuses largely on creating softly shaded, lightly textured and contoured eyes fabulous for those lazy sunny days.
KATE Cosmetics’ Spring Summer Collection comprises of Kate Real Create Eyes (NEW), Kate Art Dial Mascara (NEW), Kate Mineral BB Gel Cream SPF 30 PA++ (NEW), Kate Dual Liner (NEW), Kate Super Sharp Liner, Kate Cream Cheek (NEW), Kate Eye Shadow JC, Kate Deep Liquid Eyeliner WP (NEW), Kate Wide Edge Eyes (new color) and Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT (new color).
NEW Kate Real Create Eyes – S$27
The NEW Kate Real Create Eyes, retailing at S$27, is one of the must-have makeup products this season. You wouldn’t go wrong with this 5-shade eye shadow palette designed specially to create large “real 3D” eyes through a fine balance of light and dark colors.
I’ve received this shade in BU-1. Love the colors very much!
The Glow Jelly (extreme top left) is a soft jelly eye makeup base that increases the translucency and luster of eye shadows as well as makes them last longer. The Clear Real Color (in blue) contains light-transmitting “3D Create Pearl” powder that gives a clear luster and shimmer to create natural colors. The other 3 monotone colors (white, light grey and dark grey) help creating deeply contoured eyes.
NEW Kate Real Create Eyes available in 5 fabulous color palettes – orange, blue, green, pink and brown.
Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT (new color) – S$20.50
Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT, launched in last year’s Fall Autumn Collection, introduces a new brown color in BK-1 this season that offers intense and deep coloration lines.
NEW Kate Art Dial Mascara – S$27
NEW Kate Art Dial Mascara is a revolutionary mascara that is fitted with a tilted comb applicator that lengthens, maximises and curls lashes all at once. The comb allows excellent lash separation, preventing possible clumping while fully coating each strand evenly. The lashes are simultaneously lifted from the base and curled or lengthened according to preference, with the lift and curl maintained by a fast-drying adhesive fluid.
Kate Art Dial Mascara also prevents the mascara from drying up prematurely by a special twisting mechanism that dispenses fluid only when the dial-comb is turned.
Following this makeup technique guide to create a spring/summer look.
First step : I started applying the soft jelly eye makeup base in A (extreme top left of the palette) on my right eye (left side from this picture) from the edge of the eyelid towards the crease under the eyebrow. I lightly spread it on to the upper eyelid. This soft jelly helps increase the translucency and luster of eye shadows as well as makes them last longer.
The soft creamy texture glides on the skin easily and it appears transparent on my eyelid.
Second step : I use the finer tip of the applicator to blend a wide band of D (light grey) from the edge of the eyelid to the outer corner of the eye.
Third step : I then use finer tip of the applicator to blend E (darkest grey) as if drawing a line along the upper edge of the eyelid.
Fourth step : And follow with taking B (blue color) using my fingertip and lightly spread the shade from the edge of the eyelid towards the crease under the eyebrow.
The highly pigmented, super fine eyeshadow blends smoothly on skin easily. It actually stays on upon application and it doesn’t smudge nor crease. It is pretty easily to apply without creating any mess at all. When applying, the glittery eyeshadow doesn’t fall to my lower lid which is good.
I effortlessly draw an intense fine line using the Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT. The soft pencil lid feels extremely soft on my lid without any pulling pressure required.
The NEW Kate Art Dial Mascara is pretty easy to use. It instantly helps create longer and fuller lashes and helps separate the lashes easily too. It doesn’t clump, smudge or flake and it is pretty long lasting.
Here’s my complete eye makeup with Kate Real Create Eyes, Dial Mascara and Kate Eyeliner Pencil RT. Oops I’ve forgotten to apply mascara on my lower eyelids. <grin>
All-in-all, the 3 Kate products I’ve tested are pretty good. The makeup actually stays on without any fading or smudging even after many hours later. I’m pretty impressed.
I may check out other colors of Kate Real Create Eyes and the full range of this latest Spring Summer Collection at one of the Kate counters soon.
The latest KATE collections will be available from May 2012 at selected BHG, Guardian Pharmacy, OG, John Little, Metro, Nishino Pharmacy, Sasa Cosmetics and Watsons.