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KATE Cosmetics 2013 Spring Summer Collection


In early July 2013, I’ve attended a cosy event organized by KATE Cosmetics to preview their 2013 Spring Summer Collection and their latest Concealing Cover Powder Foundation. The collection embraces the shiny, high impact makeup created by combining various shades with gold for a glamorous sophisticated look that takes every girl from day to night.

kate cosmetics spring summer 2013 collection

kate cosmetics spring summer 2013 collection


Goldish Eyes – S$27

kate cosmetics 2013 spring summer collection goldfish eyes

In this season, gold is the new black. Introducing KATE Goldish Eyes, the eyeshadow quad series featuring Colored Gold and Shiny Gold shades for captivating eyes.

kate cosmetics 2013 spring summer collection goldfish eyes

The Colored Gold (lower right) is created by combining a regular shade with Nuance Gold Pearl, bright pearl powder with a hint of gold to add lustre. The Shiny Gold (upper left) meanwhile is the result of the use of real gold pearl – a pure gold pearl powder.

Goldish Eyes available in four colors. And I’ve chosen shade GD-1 (above) as my complimentary palette. I must say this palette is pretty versatile and it’s suitable for most occasions.

kate cosmetics Goldish Eyes

Without flash.

Shade: PK-1

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Kate Cosmetics Powderless Liquid Foundation, Kate Slim Create Powder, Kate Deep Shiny Eyes & Kate Limited Colour Super Sharp Liner


Japanese cosmetic brand, Kate Cosmetics, has recently launched its latest Autumn Winter 2012 (launching November 2012) and Kate’s total Base Makeup Collection (launched in September 2012) that comprises of the innovative star product, Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation, as well as other coveted items including a make-up base, concealer and powder.

The popular and beautiful singer-actress Kuroki Meisa is the new face of Kate for this season’s collection.

I was glad to receive a Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation, Kate Slim Create Powder, Kate Deep Shiny Eyes & Kate Limited Colour Super Sharp Liner for review.


Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation SPF 20 PA++ – S$34.00 / 30ml

Formulated with Thin Film Fit Powder, the star product Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation contains coated pigments that are claimed to help correct visible skin problems and provide perfect coverage.

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KATE Cosmetics’s Spring Summer Collection


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).

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Finally I Met My Idol Niu Er At Kose Event


I’m a super fan of Nu Ren Wo Ju Da, the most popular Taiwanese Beauty Variety Show and I have been faithfully following it for years. Niu Er is known as the most popular skincare advisor in this variety show. Whatever products he recommends, they will usually sell like hot cakes!


Niu Er was recently in town for a Kose event. Women from Malaysia, Indonesia and China have specially flown to Singapore to attend this event.


He is very friendly and he actually went around shaking hands with every one of us.

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Review – Kose Sekkisei Supreme Cleansing Cream



For the last 30 years, Kose from Japan, has always been my mum’s trusted skin care brand. I remembered the first Kose product I have tested was my mum’s favourite Kose facial soap bar. This pinkish soap bar has in fact effectively help to control the oiliness and outbreak on my puberty oily and acne-prone skin.

As I grew older, I have tried on many occasions convince her to switch her skin care products to other brands like Clarins, Estee Lauder or Lancome. But she refuses to give up on Kose. I really salute her for being so faithful to this brand up till now. Thanks goodness, she still has a very good skin.

Kose Sekkisei Supreme Cleansing Cream, a cream based makeup remover, is the first Kose product I’ve bought for my own use.

Product profile

This cleanser comprehensively removes stubborn makeup. Dissolves oily build-up to refresh dullness. Contains Melothria extract, Chinese Indigo extract & Chinese Soapberry extract. Prevents skin oxidation & increases metabolism rate. Leaves skin clean, soft, supple & luminous. Suitable for all skin types.


Kose Sekkisei Supreme Cleansing Cream contains mainly emollient, emulsifier, thickener and humectant. 

Although it contains numerous herbal extracts but there is no research showing these have any benefit for skin.


Kose Sekkisei Supreme Cleansing Cream effortlessly removes heavy foundation and light eye makeup although more effort is needed to thoroughly remove waterproof eye makeup. This cleansing cream deeply cleanses pores to sweep away dirt & impurities. 

Although Kose Sekkisei Supreme Cleansing Cream is designed for all skin types but I find it too creamy even for my dry skin. What I feel uncomfortable about this product is that it tends to leave a layer of oily finish even after I have followed up with a facial wash.

Well, I have concluded that Kose Sekkisei Supreme Cleansing Cream is just another ordinary cleansing cream which I can easily find similar products on other brands.


Will I buy it again? May not.