HAKUHODO’s NEW MISAKO Portable Brush Set

Though they be but little, they are fierce!  My Hakuhodo Misako brush set has arrived, with natural bristles and according to my Dad this white goat hair version is the newer and softer upgrade to the previous Misako portable sets.

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THE PARENTS DO HAKUHODO

So, while lazing about in bed in my apartment this morning and after a couple minutes of chatting, a Viber note dropped in from the land of the rising sun…with this photo of Dad pointing to the Hakuhodo makeup brush boutique sign of either their flagship store in maybe Minami Aoyama, Tokyo or Ginza, still need to confirm which one.  These photos are care of Mom, an excellent editor in her own right.  I asked for one wide shot of the shop, but of course, she took like 7 or 8 photos all around the store, salesladies included.

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What I know of the particular branch of Hakuhod0 in Minami Aoyama is that it hosts the widest selection of the highly acclaimed premium artisan brush range.  I’m pretty sure they went to that branch because this photo by Mom looks almost exactly like the Minami Aoyama photo on their webpage. Read on.… To full post & COMMENTS...

K-Palette Meet & Greet with Noriko Imura PART1 – Plus an HD Event Video by Me!

Nobody really cared about the foul weather.  We all just really wanted to be at this event in Greenbelt 5 to meet K-Palette’s Lead Makeup Artist for product development, Noriko Imura.  She has been active in the beauty industry for over 20 years  (An Asian Lisa Eldridge? Possibly) and specializes in eyes and properly enhancing brows.  K-Palette, the brand of my absolute favorite liquid eyeliner “1-Day Tattoo” has been available at Beauty Bar for quite awhile now.  These are Japanese cosmetic products that suit basic makeup needs for brows and eyes and they perform, I’m telling you now,  in an almost unbelievably perfect way.  The K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo line just works and the products give you a fine finish.  The range consists of their famous liquid eyeliner and the ABSOLUTELY foolproof brow pens which remind me of the expensive Suqqu brow pens Lisa Eldridge loves using.

I know, I apologize, I never reviewed the black waterproof 1-Day Tatoo Real Lasting Eyeliner I first purchased way back, tried, and used up.  What makes it work is a wonderful waterproof formula that comes with a fineliner brush tip suitable maybe even for fine calligraphy!  I like it even better than the MUFE Aqua liner pen.  It was so great that I kept using it, and before I knew it before I could blog about it, it was used up and gone, LOL!  1-Day Tattoo is one of the top 3 liquid eyeliners in Japan and has sold 10 million pieces to this day since its release only a few years back.

They’re also currently promoting the Kuma concealer range which are liquid concealers particularly made for the under-eye area with added skincare benefits, available in 3 shades suited to Asian skin.  The texture actually reminds me of Michelle Phan’s favorite Amazing Concealer.  These products are all currently available at Beauty Bar outlets.  Watch the video event I edited last night which I shot in full HDwith my new camera, yay.  Sorry if it was a bit blurred often just at the start, I was still learning how to adjust the video settings, but overall I think it came out fab!  This video contains highlights of the 3-hour meet and greet/slash product demonstration with the super talented Noriko Imura.  The president of K-Palette also flew in from Japan along with the brand’s representatives from Singapore as well!  It was one of the most “sulit” jampacked makeup demonstrations I’d ever been to and one of the major events I’ve most enjoyed and been inspired by so far.

 

Thank you so much K-Palette and Beauty Bar, will blog about the product samples I came away with soon after this :)! For more information follow K-Palette Philippines’ Facebook page.… To full post & COMMENTS...