Kirby Glittery Highlight Powder by CreerBeaute Released in Japan

27.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Premium Bandai, the official online shop for Bandai products, opened pre-orders for its new called ‘Kirby & Warp Star Shiny Powder’ highlight powder from its own cosmetic brand CreerBeaute on October 22.’

Kirby & Warp Star Shiny Powder | ¥5,060 (Tax Included)

This compact highlight powder design takes inspiration from the popular Kirby video game series with the titular character riding on a shiny Warp Star.

The Warp Star is coloured golden to give it a high quality feel and has small stars decorated around it, as does the mirror inside to add a bit of fun when putting on makeup. Kirby himself is also grabbing on adorably to the Warp Star.

The powder comes in two colours which are formed to create an image of Kirby to greet you upon opening the lid: Kirby pink and milky blue. Use to highlight your cheekbones and tip of your nose.

 

The colours can be used separately or combined, and both powders contain malic acid and hyaluronic acid for beautifying and moisturising.

 

The powder is now available for pre-order on Premium Bandai, so don’t miss out.

 

ⓒNintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB20-P2515

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    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment

    “I’d like to congratulate Ninjala on reaching 5 million downloads! People all around the world are enjoying the game right now, so I would love for them to get to hear ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ while playing the game! The ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’ clothes and dance in the game are super cute, so you’re sure to enjoy them! I’ll also be performing the song live for the first time at my first online show, ‘THE FAMILY 10.31,’ on October 31! It’s gonna have a different vibe from anything I’ve done, so look forward to it.”

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