Pokémon Cosmetic Series: Face Masks, Hand Cream & Pouch Set Return in Limited Quantities
We have good news for all you Trainers out there, whether you’ve picked up a copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (or both!) or you’re out there in the wild on Pokémon GO.
Self-care is important when out there catching Pokémon, so the Pokémon Cosmetic Series has decided to restock some of their old favourites. The Pokémon Hand Cream & Pouch Set and Face Mask 5 Set were reintroduced to variety shops across Japan on Tuesday November 26, and they’re all available in limited quantities.
The set of 5 face masks includes not only the Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax and Mew designs from July, but the all-new Gengar edition too. They contain a mix of collagen, hyaluronic acid and shea butter, and are a perfect combatant to the dry weather this winter, ensuring your skin stays moisturised and beautiful. And since they come as a set, they would make for a great gift, especially for Christmas, or even for using during sleepovers with friends.
The hand creams from this September gone have also made a return with each now coming as a set with their own pouches. The creams moisture hands skin, leaving them nice and smooth, and each has its own unique fragrance.
The pouches can only be bought with these sets and feature the same Pokémon as their respective creams. Their small size means you can put them into your handbag too.
Also, every Train who spends over ¥2,000 (excluding tax) on these items will receive an acrylic charm too which can hook onto your pouch, handbag, backpackーwherever you keep your TMs and Poké Balls! There’s 8 to catch, and they’re given out randomly. Which one has caught your eye the most?
Pokémon Hand Cream & Pouch Set
Price: ¥2,150 (Before Tax)
Scent: Sweet Soap Bubbles
Available: At variety shops across Japan
Release Date: Rolls out from November 26, 2019
Face Mask 5 Set
Price: ¥180,0 (Before Tax)
Available: At variety shops across Japan
Release Date: Rolls out from November 26, 2019
Pokémon Gift Cosmetic Series Official Website: https://lovisia.jp/pokemon/
Mew and Snorlax Charge Your iPhone With These Pokémon Cable Bites
27.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Two new Mew and Snorlax “Cable Bites” have been added to the popular iPhone accessory series and will be released in Japan in late June.
A common problem iPhone users face is their phone cable disconnecting so they can’t charge. The Cable Bite series was developed to tackle this issue. Leave it to your Pokémon to look after your cable and look super cute while doing it.
Cable Bite Pokémon Mew: ¥680 (Before Tax)
Cable Bite Pokémon Snorlax: ¥680 (Before Tax)
Take your Pokémon with your wherever you go with the Pokémon Cable Bite series.
Cable Bite Pokémon Mew / Snorlax
Available: Japan (Pokémon Center / Village Vanguard / KIDDYLAND / LOFT)
Dreams Online Shop: https://www.dreams6-shop.com/SHOP/169886/173911/list.html
SHISEIDO Announces Global Campaign ”With One Another. Without Limits. Our Future Is Beautiful.”
26.June.2020 | FASHION
Global prestige brand SHISEIDO will launch its new global campaign “With One Another. Without Limits. Our Future Is Beautiful.” on July 1, 2020. For global ambassadors have been selected as part of the campaign: Bibari Maeda, an actress whose beauty transcends age; Lauren Wasser, a model who chooses to find the beauty in overcoming her limitations; Huang Xuan, an actor who aspires to the kind of beauty that overcomes stereotypes; and Alina Zagitova, a world champion figure skater who chases beauty as an athlete. Together, these four figures each express that beauty has no boundaries, and that all of us can overcome our limits.
Founded in 1872, SHISEIDO was the first Western-style pharmacy to hit Japan when it opened in Ginza, Tokyo. For the past 148 years, the global brand has continue to innovate and sought to bring more beauty into the world. SHISEIDO helps people to be more beautiful from the inside out so they can look and feel their best.
Uncertainty reigns across the globe right now, and in the face of such adversity, SHISEIDO aims to get people overcoming their own boundaries and in turn move towards a brighter future. And that’s at the heart of the brand’s new campaign, “With One Another. Without Limits. Our Future Is Beautiful.”
SHISEIDO’s four brand ambassadors come from various backgrounds, each having their own unique stories when it comes to finding beauty by transcending boundaries. But one message connects them all—that #beautyisboundless.
“Stay young at heart, and your true beauty will come out.”
By Bibari Maeda
By Lauren Wasser
“Do not force yourself to accept your destiny, change it.”
By Lauren Wasser
By Huang Xuan
“Life has many possibilities, we should embrace them all.”
By Huang Xuan
“Imagination is the secret to beauty it makes beauty boundless.”
By Alina Zagitova
When the brand campaign website goes live on July 1, a video showcasing all four ambassadors will be available to watch. Additionally, alongside the campaign, SHISEIDO will also release their “Ultimune™ Defense Refresh Mist” and their cushion compact “Shiseido Synchro Skin” for summer with limited-edition packaging.
SHISEIDO Official Website: https://corp.shiseido.com/en/
Brand Campaign Website (Available from July 1, 2020): https://brand.shiseido.co.jp/transcend-boundaries.html
SAMANTHAVEGA’s Pokémon Bag and Accessory Collection Kits Out Pokémon Trainers
Japanese clothing and accessory brand SAMANTHAVEGA, which is popular amongst girls in Japan, has teamed up with Pokémon to release a very special collection which is sure to please all you female Pokémon Trainers out there.
The theme of the cute and fun collection is “cute//mode” and captures the essence of Tokyo-born Japanese pop culture as well as the world of Pokémon.
The collection features a line-up of bags—from shoulder bags to backpacks, tote bags and more—as well as T-shirts, bag charms, and iPhone cases. Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, and Team Rocket are the focus of the designs.
Modelling the collection in the photos is Japanese model and actress Tina Tamashiro who also produces SAMANTHAVEGA’s bags.
Limited Edition Shopper Bag
Pokémon Series Eco Tote Bag
Those who purchase anything from the collection in Japan will receive a limited-edition shopper bag—or the eco tote bag if they spend over ¥15,000. Both are limited in stock so customers will want to grab something quick.
SAMANTHAVEGA meets Pokémon Collection
Pokémon will also take over the Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES pop-up digital store from July 9, 2020.
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SAMANTHAVEGA meets Pokémon collection
June 23, 2020 @ SAMANTHAVEGA Online Shop (Pre-Sale)
July 15, 2020 @ SAMANTHAVEGA Stores (Japan)
Special Pop-Up Shop
July 9, 2020 @ Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES Pop Up Digital Store
August 12-18, 2020 @ Hankyu Umeda
Official Website: http://www.samantha.co.jp/
Sailor Moon Cosmetic Set Released in Collaboration With MAQuillAGE
To promote the upcoming 2-part film Sailor Moon Eternal, Japanese makeup brand MAQuillAGE has created some special Sailor Moon cosmetic items including a foundation set, makeup base, and compact pouch. Pre-orders opened on Bandai’s official shopping website Premium Bandai on June 22 and on the official Sailor Moon fan club Pretty Guardians on June 23.
Sailor Moon x MAQuillAGE Premium Bandai Special Set: ¥7,150 (Tax Included/Shipping & Handling Fees Charged Separately)
The line-up features a limited-edition design compact case made by Shiseido’s MAQuillAGE in collaboration with the Sailor Moon franchise, the popular “Dramatic Powdery UV” foundation, the “Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX,” and an original design compact pouch. The item designs capture that sparkly moment when the Sailors transform.
*The compact pouch is exclusive to Premium Bandai and the Sailor Moon store
MAQuillAGE collaborated with Sailor Moon once before back in April 2017 and proved immensely popular amongst fans. Users have since expressed their desire for another collaboration, and their wish has finally been granted.
The “Dramatic Powdery UV” foundation gently covers your pores and colour spots, leaving your skin looking clear and beautiful. It comes in three colours, more than the last collaboration: Ochre 00, Ochre 10, and Ochre 20. The “Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX” tones up your face and prevents it from looking shiny.
The products come as a set with the Compact Pouch which you can safely store them in. It’s made from velvet, adding a luxurious feel.
Make your skincare routine even more glamorous with this new line-up of Sailor Moon cosmetics.
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Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon x MAQuillAGE Premium Bandai Special Set
Includes: MAQuillAGE Dramatic Powdery / UV & Compact Case Limited Edition Set SMII (Foundation with sponge and compact case) / MAQuillAGE Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX SMII / Original Compact Pouch
Pre-Orders: Now Open (Limited Stock)
Delivery September 2020
Buy Here: Premium Bandai / Sailor Moon Stores (Japan)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Steps Up As Harajuku’s Beauty Square Ambassador
On June 18, WITH HARAJUKU, a shopping complex located in front of Harajuku Station, opened its Shiseido beauty facility “Beauty Square” on the first floor. To strike a chord with beauty-loving millennials across the country, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been appointed as the shop’s ambassador. With “beauty diversity” as its main theme, Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada is also getting involved by launching a variety of beauty projects.
Harajuku Shiseido Beauty Square Ambassador Video:
Before the facility celebrated its grand opening, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu stepped through its doors, visiting the makeup counter and enjoying the fun interactive features such as the large LED screen located in the centre which displays endless videos.
The concept of Beauty Square is to become an interactive space to discover beauty, have fun, and share your experiences. Along with the sale of cosmetics, customers can enjoy digital interactive experiences to connect with the world of beauty or treat themselves to a makeover at the hair and makeup salon, which will glamour up your look in the bat of an eye.
From transforming your look to digital interaction, this is the perfect day out for fashion-lovers from all over the world.
Beauty Square (Shiseido Beauty Square)
Open: June 18, 2020
Address: 1-14-30, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone Number: 03-5413-7717 (Main Number)
Business Hours: 11:00 – 20:00 *Current business hours: 11:00 – 19:00
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://beautysquare.tokyo/?rt_pr=trg20
Beauty Square: Discover Your Inner Beauty at Harajuku’s New Beauty Salon
Shiseido is set to open its new beauty salon Beauty Square inside WITH HARAJUKU on June 18, 2020. WITH HARAJUKU is a shopping centre located in front of Harajuku Station in Tokyo.
Beauty Square’s concept aims to have people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene. Visitors will be able to purchase cosmetics and makeup products, participate in interactive digital content, experience the salon where hair and makeup artists will beauty up customers, and more. Focused on younger customers, Beauty Square is a place to find your inner beauty, and what better place to do it than in Harajuku—Tokyo’s hub for youth fashion, beauty, and culture?
Beauty Square is split into 4 separate zones: the Go-Live Zone, Brand Zone, Installation Zone, and Salon Zone. Let’s take a look at each in detail.
In this area, the real world and digital world collide: enormous LED screens and signs fill the area where a variety of content will be broadcast, like hair and makeup tips from the Salon Zone artists. Influencers will visit the Go-Live Zone everyday and stream live.
Brand Zone is the shopping area of Beauty Square featuring a lineup of numerous Shiseido group brands, like Laura Mercier, SHISEIDO, SHISEIDO PROFESSIONAL, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, NARS, bareMinerals, IPSA, Cle de Peau Beaute, THE GINZA, and more. The Brand Zone also offers a one-on-one counselling service carried out by beauty consultants.
This is the entertainment space filled with immersive artistic content like towering LED screens, kinetic lights that move up and down, moving lights, as well a tie-up with the 3D avatar social media app ZEPETO for customers to interact with, and more. Events and pop-up shops will also open in this area.
Makeup artists who honed their skills and craft at the hair and makeup academy and studio SABFA will be customers’ one-on-on producers, carrying out personal hair and makeup styling. Talks will also be held.
The restaurant and lounge SHISEIDO PARLOUR THE HARAJUKU opened up on the 8th floor on June 16, 2020, where people from around the world can enjoy the traditional taste of SHISEIDO PARLOUR.
Japanese international superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has also been appointed the ambassador f Beauty Square. She will be promoting beauty in various forms throughout the year with the theme “Beauty Diversity.”
Grand Opening: June 18, 2020
Address: WITH HARAJUKU Floor 1F, 1-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://beautysquare.tokyo/
*Website available in English, Japanese, and Chinese
Get Celebi & Zarude in Pokémon Sword and Shield With Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco Tickets
Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco was originally set for release on July 10, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new release date has finally been set for August 7, 2020.
Trainers will now be able to get Ash’s iconic hat with the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Not only that, they have the chance to receive two Mythical Pokémon. But there’s a catch.
Get Movie Tickets, Catch Celebi and Zarude
To get Celebi and Zarude, players must be in Japan and have pre-ordered tickets to the upcoming new Pokémon film, Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco. Zarude is the newest Mythical Pokémon that has yet to officially make it into Pokémon Sword and Shield, making this the first announcement on how it will be released. There is no information on an international release as of yet.
Celebi and Zarude Ticket Pre-Orders (w/ Serial Code)
Release Date: August 7, 2020
Price: General ¥1,400 / Senior ¥800 (*May differ at certain cinemas)
Available: Japan (7-Eleven, AEON, AEON Super Center, Ito-Yokado, Toys “R” Us, Uny, Bic Camera, Tsutaya Records, Amazon.co.jp, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Cinemas screening Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco)
Ash’s Iconic Hat Coming to Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor DLC
To celebrate the release of Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco, players will soon be able to get their hands on Ash Ketchum’s iconic cap. The hat will be part of the upcoming Isle of Armor DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
To get the hat, players will need to have Zarude in their party, the new Mythical Pokémon. Cinemagoers will also be able to receive the hat, but details on how have yet to be announced.
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©2020 Pokémon. ©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco
Official Website: www.pokemon-movie.jp
Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass
Official Website: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/expansionpass/
McDonald’s Japan’s Pokémon Happy Meals Are Pika-Tastic
McDonald’s Japan has joined hands with Pokémon and BorneLund and will begin serving themed Happy Meals at McDonald’s branches across Japan from June 19, 2020 for a limited time.
There are six Pikachu toys to get your Pokémon Trainer hands on, all of which have Pikachu wearing his hat from the hit movie Detective Pikachu. The line-up includes everything a detective needs including a magnifying glass, a periscope which has moving parts which look different as you flip it, a real-working Pikachu compass, and more.
McDonald’s BorneLund collaboration collection also features six toys, including a pencil and stencil kit, a puzzle block set, and more. These items are sure to draw out the imaginations and creativity of kids.
Additionally, for every Pokémon Happy Meal and BorneLund Happy Meal bought on June 20 and 21, customers will receive a maze and sticker book for each the respective series.
Pokémon Happy Meal / BorneLund Happy Meal
Release Date: June 19, 2020
McDonald’s Japan Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Shu Uemura to Release 100 New Pressed Eye Shadow Colours
13.June.2020 | FASHION
Shu Uemura has revamped its Pressed Eyeshadow collection and is releasing 100 colours on June 19, 2020.
6 textures add further shape and depth to Asian eyes
Six textures have been developed for the 100 different colours specifically to further elevate the beauty of the eyes of Asian people. The combinations are diverse, allowing buyers to find their own tailor-made colour.
Pressed Eye Shadow: ¥2,300 Each (Before Tax) *Refill
The gorgeous colours are made from pigments sourced in Japan. The colours are well compatible with the skin and leave you with beautiful eye makeup all day long. Pre-sales for the new eye shadows as well as eye shadow cases went live on Shu Uemura’s official online shop on June 1.
Your 2020 Summer Makeup: The Shu Uemura x Onitsuka Tiger Collection
Beyond The Limit Eye Pallete: ¥8,500 (Before Tax)
The “Beyond The Limit” eye palette is a collection of summertime colours to energise your mood and give you a playful look this summer.
Deep, Blood Red Lipstick
Rouge Unlimited Matte M RD 163 Red Boost: ¥3,300 (Before Tax)
The product to look out for is the Rouge Unlimited Matte lipstick that glides smoothly onto your lips and lasts all day. This highly-pigmented lipstick adds dimension to your look.
In a time where many people are having to wear face masks right now, make your eyes stand out beautifully even more with Shu Uemura’s new Pressed Eye Shadow line-up.
Pressed Eye Shadow
Pre-Orders: June 12, 2020
Release Date: June 19, 2020
Official Website: http://www.shuuemura.jp
Cute Japanese Design Face Cream Tins Releasing by Sonotas and STEAMCREAM
13.June.2020 | FASHION
Sonotas is teaming up with Japanese facial cream brand STEAMCREAM to release two new tins of moisturising cream in collaboration with Edo Kiriko cut glass brand Hanasho and hand towel brand Todoya Shouten. The tins will be released on June 10, 2020 in limited quantities.
Since STEAMCREAM was established, it has collaborated with many different artists and businesses, both old and new, Japanese and overseas, for them to create artwork for their makeup packaging.
Hanasho’s Kiriko Mouyou hand towel design
Established 70 years ago, Hanasho is a company that manufactures Edo Kiriko cut glass. The brand’s high level of artistry and skill has led their products to be used as gifts to state guests to Japan, and event at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit. The company also sells hand towels that combines Hanasho’s unique ideas with cut glass designs. These designs are then cut and patched together by Todoya Shouten.
KIRIKO MONYOU (75g): ¥1,680 (Before Tax) *Limited edition
This design, which combines Hansho’s original pattern ideas spliced together by Todoya Shouten, is being used for a tin from STEAMCREAM. The tins elicit the beauty of Japanese tradition and artisan skill.
KINGYO NO MAI (75g): ¥1,680 (Before Tax)
A previous design from Todoya Shouten is also being re-released in limited quantities. This one has a Japanese summertime feel to it.
These tins are a representation of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and make for a great souvenir from Japan.
Release Date: June 10, 2020
Major Retailers: STEAMCREAM online store / STEAMCREAM shop / Japanese department stores / Select variety shops in Japan
*The KIRIKO MONYOU design is available at STEAMCREAM’s online store and in-store, including the IKSPIARI branch
Official Website: https://brand.steamcream.com/
Japanese Makeup Brand SUQQU Opens New Store in Paris
12.June.2020 | FASHION
E’quipe opened the first French branch of its makeup brand SUQQU in Paris on June 9, 2020.
SUQQU launched in 2003 as a high-end makeup brand targeted at women. In 2006, it expanded overseas to Thailand and subsequently the UK, Taiwan, and South Korea. Until now, the only European branch of SUQQU was in the UK where it has earned rave reviews for the high quality of its products and unique concept. It is also gaining recognition as a leading brand from Japan.
France holds great influence in the beauty industry. SUQQU’s first branch in France will open in Le Bon Marché’s new Atelier Maquillage cosmetic area where there will be a full showcase of SUQQU’s diverse range as well as a cabin space where you can learn about the brand’s unique massage methods and more.
With SUQQU’s establishment in France, its recognition as a premium and trustworthy brand is set to skyrocket even more.
Address: 1st Floor Atelier Maquillage, Le Bon Marchè Rive Gauche, 24, rue de Sèrves, 75007 Paris, France
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
*Opening hours subject to change depending as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak
Official Website: https://www.suqqu.com/
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: New Face Masks Keep Pokémon Trainer’s Skin Moisturised
Monosense is set to release the third collection of face masks in the popular Pokémon Cosmetic Series on June 19, 2020.
The Pokemon cosmetic series has been a huge success in Japan since it launched, spanning face masks, hand cream, lip cream, lip gloss, point packs, mirrors, and body gel. The face masks however have proven the most popular, having sold over 600,000 of them. Now, Pokémon Trainers can look forward to the third collection in an all new 2020 version.
Until now, the face masks themselves have had an entire print of a single Pokémon face on them. This time, however, they have a new design with many of that Pokémon on them, along with colours that remind one of that Pokémon.
Skin can get pretty dry when summer rolls around, so these made-in-Japan face masks will keep Trainers’ skin moisturised thanks to the collagen, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter in them.
There are four Pokémon to choose from: Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, and Mew. Who will you choose?