Girl Group NiziU Named Brand Ambassadors for Visée, Introduce Limited-Edition Eyeshadows
Cosmetics brand KOSE has announced that popular girl group NiziU will act as brand ambassadors for a new collection of Visée eyeshadow, Glossy Rich Eyes N.
Visée Glossy Rich Eyes N – Available in 8 shades + 2 limited edition shades
「Visée AVANT」Limited Edition Seasonal Visual with MAYUKA＆NINA
The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘Find the Color Just for You.’ By trying all possible shades, even those which seem out of the consumers comfort zone, they will absolutely find the perfect color. For this photo shoot, NiziU applied makeup inspired by their respective member colors, showing off their individuality.
A special web movie and visual for Glossy Eyes Rich N featuring the NiziU girls is available on the special product website and through the official social media channels. The eyeshadows will be available at drugstores and other retailers, as well as online, beginning September 16. Members Mayuka and Nina will also appear in limited season ads for Visée AVANT.
An original movie featuring all members is also available to view on the official TikTok brand account and the Glossy Rich Eyes N special product website.
Interview with NiziU
Q1. Visée has partnered with a number of women before, each symbolizing the current era. What are your thoughts on being chosen as brand ambassadors for Visée now?
Mako: I’m turning 20 this year, and I’ve really wanted to show a different side of myself now that I won’t be a teenager anymore. I was so happy when I was chosen for this project, since it gave me the perfect chance to do just that!
Maya: We’re so incredibly honored to be chosen as ambassadors for Visée! I use their products regularly, but there are so many different colors of product available. I think this will inspire people to make use of colors they may not use often, and to try new things!
Q2. How did you feel after shooting wrapped?
Ayaka: It felt like something totally different than what NiziU has tackled in the past. I typically wear more cutesy makeup, but this time I tried to show something more mature. It was refreshing. It was a blast getting close-up shots taken of my eye makeup!
Q3. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Find the Color Just for You.’ It calls on people to find a color that best matches their personality. After the first ad shoot, what were your impressions of your fellow members’ new makeup looks?
Riku: Maya was the one getting her pictures taken first, and she looked so gorgeous that Ayaka and I couldn’t stop staring at her! Honestly, we were staring at her so much that when she finally looked over at us, she did that typical Maya smile, and it was like we fell in love with her. (laugh)
Q4. This year’s visuals are impressive, with the NiziU members showing off very different expressions than usual. Is there anything you refer to or try to do personally, to find new facial expressions?
Mayuka: It can be really difficult, but I find it useful to look at photos of some of the more senior members and practice copying their expressions.
Q5. Again, this year’s theme is ‘Find the Color Just for You.’ Each of the nine members of NiziU have their own distinct personalities, so with that in mind, what do you think makes you stand out as an individual?
Rima: For me, it’s my different worldview. It allows me to converse in a very unique way, and to really adjust how I carry myself depending on the location. My member color is red, which also has many meanings: it can be powerful, or mature, or energetic, or mischievous. I’m like a chameleon. I hold many different personalities that I can switch to at the drop of a hat.
Q6. As a member of NiziU, you’ve had many different and unique experiences. Have you found any unexpected sides of yourself during your time as a member?
Rio: I used to think I was one of the cool girls, but during this photo shoot, I was given a makeup look and outfit that was more cutesy. That’s a side of myself I haven’t explored, and this is something that happens frequently during the many events and challenges we take on as a unit.
Q7. During the makeup shooting sessions, we were able to see very different sides of the NiziU members. Is there anything new you’ve learned about the other members recently?
Miihi: Compared to how we all were when we all joined, everyone is really starting to show their true selves! We’ve so close, there’s nothing that we don’t know about each other at this point!
Q8. The Glossy Rich Eyes N products that you used this time come in a wide variety of colors, making it possible for anyone to meet their perfect shade. Speaking of ‘meetings,’ what do the members of NiziU want to meet more than anything right now?
Nina: I want to meet with WithU (the name for NiziU fans). We haven’t been able to meet them face to face yet, and I hope we’re able to soon.
Visée Glossy Rich Eyes N
Release Date: September 16, 2021
Features 8 shades + 2 limited edition shades
Visée AVANT: https://www.kose.co.jp/visee/avant/
Official Site: https://www.kose.co.jp/visee/
Shu Uemura Announces Spring/Summer Collection Featuring Limited Edition Colors
25.April.2022 | FASHION
Japanese makeup brand Shu Uemura launched its new 2022 Spring/Summer Collection on April 22, 2022 in limited quantities. Kabuki actor Ichikawa Somegoro VIII, who became a Shu Uemura brand ambassador in March 2022, is seen in new visuals for the collection.
Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette
Nude Punk Eye Palette (5 limited edition colors / 1 existing color)
Lilac Rebel Eye Palette (3 limited edition colors / 3 existing colors)
Lipstick Unlimited Kinu Satin
Tailored Nude, Limited Edition Color (Star Shade)
Lipstick Unlimited Kinu Cream
Taupe Couture (Star Shade)
Ultim8∞ Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
Hard Formula Hard 9 Seal Brown
Petal 55 Foundation Brush
The Shu Uemura philosophy is that makeup is “fashion for the face.” From makeup that hides blemishes to makeup that helps people express themselves, every piece is important.
In 1968, Shu Uemura introduced ‘Mode Makeup,’ with the idea that just as there are patterns in clothing, there should be patterns in makeup as well. He proposed free expression using makeup and inspired people to be more fearless with their makeup application. Try expressing yourself more in 2022!
2022 Shu Uemura Spring/Summer Collection
Release Date: April 22, 2022
Official Site: https://www.shuuemura.jp/
Makeup Brand Integrate Begins Selling Ojamajo Doremi Inspired Items for a Limited Time
24.April.2022 | Uncategorized
Shiseido’s makeup brand Integrate will launch three products inspired by the anime series Ojamajo Doremi on April 21, 2022 in limited quantities! Each will come in packaging designed in collaboration with Toei Animation. Fans can grab the Integrate Pro Finish Foundation Special Set D, the Integrate Pro Finish Liquid Special Set D, and the Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara D while supplies last.
Those in their 20s and 30s remember Ojamajo Doremi fondly as a series they watched during their childhood. The series followed three elementary school girls–Doremi, Hazuki, and Aiko–as they become witch apprentices.
For the collaboration, a special set of two popular foundations and three limited-edition colors of eyebrow mascara will be available while supplies last. The character illustrations on the packaging were created exclusively for this release, so fans won’t want to miss it!
To celebrate the release, a Twitter and Instagram campaign is currently underway, and fans who take a test on the official Integrate website will be able to see which character is most like them and which makeup would suit them best.
Integrate Pro Finish Foundation Special Set D
Integrate Pro Finish Liquid Special Set D
Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara D
Launch: Limited Quantities Available April 21, 2022
Integrate Official Site: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/ie/
Cosmetics Brand Lovisia Unveils 15 Detective Conan Themed Hand Creams
Cosmetics brand Lovisia has unveiled 15 hand creams inspired by the Detective Conan anime series. Those purchasing three or more bottles at the Lovisia online store will receive a special Detective Conan drawstring bag while supplies last!
Fans can grab a hand cream decorated with their favorite character. Not only are these extremely cute, but they include four moisturizing ingredients perfect for keeping skin soft. The characters Detective Takagi and Detective Sato from the recent film Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween are included in the lineup, with other familiar faces like Jinpei Matsuda and Hiromitsu Morofushi also appearing.
The new hand creams have a refreshing and clean scent, containing moisturizing Vaseline, shea butter, ceramide, and argan oil to prevent dry skin during any season.
The package designs feature a new retro theme, with the concept of “New Styley Collection.” Each image blends nostalgia with a fun pop of color. Which character would you like to see each time you want to moisturize?
Lovisia Detective Conan Hand Cream
Where to Buy: Lovisia Online Shop, Sundry Shops
Release Date: April 15, 2022
FANTA meets NiziU Collaboration Goods Available in New Campaign
Fans of the popular girl’s group NiziU won’t want to miss out on this new Fanta campaign. Snagging one of these delicious beverages could mean winning some awesome NiziU merch.
FANTA meets NiziU Signed Reusable Bag (9 varieties): 1,800 winners
FANTA meets NiziU Original QUO Card worth ¥500: 5,000 winners
FANTA meets NiziU Signed Tumbler (9 varieties): 1,800 winners
FANTA meets NiziU Original QUO Card worth ¥500: 5,000 winners
The campaign began on March 14, and a total of 13,600 prizes are up for grabs! To enter, just scan the 2D code on the front or size of a NiziU-themed Fanta bottle. There are a total of nine different bottles per flavor, each featuring one member. Be sure to grab your favorite one!
Try to win one of these colorful prizes and be sure to tell your friends and family!
FANTA meets Niziu Collaboration Goods
Round 1: March 14 – May 8, 23:59
Round 2: May 9, 00:00 – August 31, 23:59
Official Site: https://www.fanta.jp/top/
Attack on Titan Anime Creators Discuss the Series in New YouTube Interview
07.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME
In a new interview posted to YouTube, Yuichiro Hayashi, the director of Attack on Titan The Final Season, and Yusuke Tannawa, the CG Producer and Screen Designer for the show, are discussing the series’ incredible success. Both creators also chat about the struggles they’ve faced during production, their relationship with the original manga creator Hajime Isayama, and much more.
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 – Yuichiro Hayashi (Director) × Yusuke Tannawa (CG Producer, Screen Design) Special Interview
Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 is currently airing on NHK General each Sunday at 24:05. It is also available to stream on dTV, d Anime Store, GYAO!, Netflix, TELASA, Hikari TV, and Amazon Prime Video.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2
Airing on NHK General Sundays at 24:05
Streaming on dTV, d Anime Store, GYAO!, Netflix, TELASA, Hikari TV, and Amazon Prime Video
Official Site: https://shingeki.tv/final/
Jill Stuart Beauty Reveals Limited-Edition Cherry Blossom Spring Collection
25.February.2022 | FASHION
Jill Stuart Beauty has launched a limited spring collection, ‘Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet.’ These items, inspired by beautiful double-layered cherry blossoms, are now available for purchase both in-store and online!
Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet Eau de Parfum
Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet Perfumed Hand Cream
Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet Bloom Mixed Blush Compact
21 – Rosy Cherry Blossom
Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet Lipstick – Lip Jewel Gemmy Satin / Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet Lipstick Case
106 – Cherry Waltz
107 – Fluttering Petals
Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet My Lips 01 – Fluffy Cherry
Cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring and continue to entrance people each year. Sakura in full bloom have the power to bring people together, and this spring, Jill Stuart hopes that this fragrance and beauty collection can do the same.
Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet
On sale in stores and the official online shop now!
Fanta Grape, Fanta Orange, and Fanta YogurRush bottles will feature the popular girl group NiziU for a limited time nationwide starting March 14, 2022.
There are a total of nine different bottles per drink, each featuring one member. There will also be a campaign to win original NiziU original merchandise by scanning the QR code on the packaging. While retaining the typical Fanta coloring, the new designs emphasize each member’s personality even more than the previous campaign held in 2021.
Who is your favorite member of the group?
Fanta x NiziU Bottle Designs
Available Nationwide March 14, 2022
Official Site: http://www.cocacola.co.jp/
30 New Pokémon Hand Creams from Lovisia are Now Available
The Lovisia Pokémon Gift Cosmetics Series, which has sold a total of more than 1.4 million units, launched a new product, Pokémon Hand Cream and now available for sale at the Lovisia Online Shop, some of the Pokémon Centers, and variety stores nationwide.
The new “Pokémon Hand Cream” features the largest-ever number of 30 Pokémon in a variety of designs with four types of moisturizing ingredients that make it perfect for the coming season.
The Pokémon hand creams have been introduced as Pokémon gift cosmetics since 2018, with a maximum of six different Pokémon each year, but there were many requests for other Pokémon hand creams, so for the 2021 edition, 30 different Pokémon hand creams were produced. The lineup includes Pikachu and Kabigon, which have been part of the series for a long time, as well as new Pokémon that are appearing in the series for the first time, making it a perfect gift for yourself or your friends.
The colors have been reformulated from the previous trend-conscious design colors. The background colors are designed to represent each Pokémon’s type.
The Pokémon hand cream is formulated with Vaseline, shea butter, ceramide, and argan oil. The hand cream has a refreshing soap scent and is smooth to use, yet moisturizing. It can be used to care for areas of concern and fingertips to prevent rough and dry skin due to the increased number of hand washing and sanitizing. It will surely help you take care of your hands and fingers while enjoying Pokémon with children!
To celebrate the release of the product, those who purchase more than three can get a special Pokémon Multi Pouch designed by Lovisia while supplies last. Specially designed pouches of Pikachu and Pocchama are perfect for your cosmetic and small items.
Pokémon cosmetics are the must-have hand cream for the coming season!
Pokémon Hand Cream
Price: ￥800 each (Tax included)
Where to buy: Lovisia Online store, Pokémon Centre（Limited stores）, variety stores nationwide.
Cosmetic Brand SHIRO Unveils Powerful Oil Collection
04.December.2021 | FASHION
A powerful skincare collection is coming in January 2022 from cosmetic brand SHIRO. The Oil Collection will feature eight unique products with the company claiming that the life force of the Earth itself is put into each and every drop.
Items in the collection utilize rich plant extracts and other healthy materials and offer something for each and every skin type. Depending on a user’s skin and the amount of water used, the oils may react differently. People’s skin changes as time goes on due to stress and things like temperature, and these may help reduce some of that damage.
The eight oils come in three categories: FACE, FACE & BODY, and BODY. Choose the one that best suits your skin condition and daily needs!
St. John’s-wort Oil
Kalahari Melon Oil
These four oils each utilize a specific extraction method and essential oil depending on the plant used. With different textures and fragrances, they can be helpful for achieving the best possible skin. You can’t go wrong with this lineup, whether you’re new to beauty oil or are a regular user.
Japanese Mugwort Oil
This is the first time SHIRO has released two types of oils that can be used on both the face and the body. Sold in a generous size, these are perfect for daily skin care and body massage.
These two body oils soften and moisturize skin while giving off incredible fragrances tinged with essential oils.
Oil Collection (8 Varieties)
Release Date: January 6, 2022
Official Site: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Produced Science-based Hair Care Brand “Curuput” Makes its Debut!
Artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has started a science-based hair care brand named ‘Curuput.’ The brand’s first product, the ‘Deep Damage Care Set (Shampoo, treatment, and hair mask)’ will be available for a limited time at beauty counters nationwide and online from November 1 2021.
One of Kyary’s defining features is her vivid hair color. Behind the scenes however, she has been suffering with damaged hair to maintain her bleached hair. Her goal is to create a future where everybody, including Kyary herself, can dye their hair freely, without the worry of damage. With this in mind, she began production of her own science-based hair care brand that focuses on damaged hair and smells great too.
From the moment you wash off the ‘Curuput’ shampoo and treatment, your hair will feel silky and moisturized. By using the triple care routine, the products will not only care for your existing hair damage, but continue to repair your hair by preventing future harm.
Kyary’s tie-up song ‘Perfect Onei-san’ plays in the background of the official brand interview, and features on her upcoming 5th album “Candy Racer.’ The album is scheduled to be released on October 27.
Why not try Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new haircare brand ‘Curuput’ for yourself?
Message from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
“After many meetings, I think the shampoo is complete! I’m so, so excited for it to finally be released.
I have been having fun bleaching and coloring my hair since I was 18, but my hair would become damaged no matter what I did. I haven’t been able to enjoy my ‘ideal hair’ often, because I’d worry about the condition, and I’ve even been holding back from dying it due to damage concerns. But then I realized, “this isn’t me.” It’s the same with shampoos – I’d find a great shampoo but I’d dislike the smell, or vice versa.
This new shampoo was created over many meetings and every detail has been considered. In order to create the best hair product, we wanted to create something that made your hair go “Kyurun” (bounce). We also paid special attention to the scent! Each time I would test the prototype version, my hair would become even closer to my ideal hair, so I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to develop ‘Curuput.’
We put a lot of thought into this brand, so I would be really happy if everybody could give it a try!”
Release Date: November 1 2021
Where to Purchase: Drugstores and Variety Shops nationwide, Online Store
Limited Quantity Available
Official TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@curuput_official
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/curuput_ine
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curuput_official/
Official Site: https://curuput.jp/
Hello Kitty and Cosmetics Company Shu Uemura Release Holiday Collection
23.October.2021 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura is releasing two new holiday collections in collaboration with beloved Sanrio character Hello Kitty! The first collection, featuring twelve items, will go on sale on November 1, 2021, and the second collection, featuring four items, will be available on November 15, 2021. Only limited quantities will be available. Preorders are now available on the official online store. Certain products will also be available at Sanrioworld GINZA 1F starting October 30 to celebrate the new collaboration.
Bold, edgy, and chic makeup looks
Rich Collection Lineup
1st Collection Lineup
Rock the Party Palette (6 limited-time colors/ 4 existing colors): ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Discogram Eye Palette (6 limited-time colors): ¥7,150 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Disco Glitz Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Satin Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Lacquer Shine Lipstick (1 limited-time color/1 existing color): ¥3,740 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Cream Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Ulim8∞Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (Limited-time packaging) 450ml: ¥12,650 (Tax Included) / 150ml: ¥5,060 (Tax Included)
Limited-Time Channel Goods
*Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
Unlimited Satin Lipstick VIP Auburn: ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Hard Formula 9 Seal Brown: ¥2,860 (Tax Included)
Rock the Party Premium Makeup Box: ¥35,200 (Tax Included)
Rock the Party Mini Lipstick Set: ¥7,150 (Tax Included)
*Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
The new collaborative collection is inspired by Tokyo nightlife and is perfect for creating both a glamorous rock ‘n roll look or something more soft and sweet. A number of new shades of eyeshadow and lipstick appear in this holiday collection, so why not snag some of these high-quality goods before they’re gone?
© 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L614617
shu uemura x Hello Kitty 1st Collection
Limited-Time Release Starting November 1, 2021 / 12 Items Total
Preorders Begin October 15, 2021
Limited-Time Release Starting November 15, 2021 / 4 Items Total
Preorders Begin November 8, 2021
Where to Buy:
Shu Uemura Locations Nationwide and Online / Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
Official Site: https://www.shuuemura.jp
Yojiya Hosts Very First ‘Yuzu Fair’ Combining Cosmetics Stores with Cafes
Yojiya will be hosting the very first Yuzu Fair, an event combining cosmetics stores and cafes, on October 9 2021. Limited edition Yuzu oil-blotting paper and handmade Yuzu hand creams will be available at the beauty stores, while the cafes are full of tasty drinks and sweets. You can discover the charms of Yuzu at each Yojiya store!
Makeup & Miscellaneous Goods’ Store Products
Yuzu Oil-blotting Paper
Yuzu Hand Cream
Yojiya Hand Cream Set
Yuzu Bath Oil
Yuzu Cheese Daifuku
Yuzu & Chocolate Shake
Tea Crepe – Yuzu Tea
Twitter Campaign Bonus: The first 500 people to enter will receive a special Yojiya Yuzu logo sticker.
In 2020, due to the Covid crisis, Yojiya had to make the tough decision to cancel their annual Yuzu series. While the customers were disappointed, Yojiya was convinced that in Autumn 2021, they would be able to welcome their customers into their stores once more for a care-free experience. The event took a year to organize, but has become something even more powerful than the regular Yuzu series.
The cosmetics store staff and cafe staff joined together into one team to create the projects, which has the theme of “Yuzu at Yojiya ~ Enjoy Beauty and Food!~.” Not only can you find limited edition products at the fair, you can also partake in the various campaigns that Yojiya has announced in order to spread the Yuzu love, so be sure to check them out.
Fill your heart and stomach with Yuzu this Autumn at the Yojiya Yuzu Fair!
Yojiya “Yuzu Fair”
Date: October 9 2021
Online Shopping: https://www.yojiyacosme.com/
Official Site: https://www.yojiya.co.jp/
Yojiya Yuzu Fair Campaigns
- Twitter Retweet Campaign
The first 500 people to show that they have retweeted the campaign tweet on the Yojiya official Twitter (@yojiya1904) will receive a free Yojiya Yuzu logo sticker. *Only 500 stickers are available.
- Yellow Challenge
Those who wear yellow items to the fair and make a purchase can try their luck in a dice game. Players will receive small prizes depending on what number they roll.
- Stamp Rally
１．You will receive a stamp card with a ¥500 coupon upon purchasing select items in any of the event products at the Yojiya store or at their cafe and crepe stores.
２．Upon visiting both stores with your card and purchasing one or more items after receiving your card, you will receive a small prize. In addition, 10 lucky customers will receive a limited edition stainless steel bottle through a lottery.
Stamp Rally Duration: October 9 ~ November 30 2021