Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review and LOTD: Kate Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2012 Collection

This fall, get ready to bask in the spotlight as Japanese cosmetic brand Kate, transforms you into a veritable glamour queen through its range of exciting and must-have products in its latest Autumn Winter Collection.

Get off to a perfect start with Kate’s total Base Makeup Collection, which features the innovative star product, Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation, as well as other coveted items including a make-up base, concealer and powder for a total flawless, natural and shine-free look.

Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation – STAR PRODUCT!
 30ml, SPF 20 PA++
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There are 6 varying shades for different skin tone and I've gotten OC-B, the perfect shade for my skin tone!

Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation comes in a small cute bottle that looks like a capsule with its round base. Extreme cute packaging but it's a little too round to be put into my makeup pouch.
Pop open the cap and give it a pump. The foundation will be dispensed from it's small opening. As easy as ABC!

Just like a touch of magic, this liquid foundation turns into powder within 15 seconds of application! Watch the magic!

Formulated with Thin Film Fit Powder, the Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation contains coated pigments that help to correct visible skin problems and provide excellent coverage. It covers my dark circles perfectly but for my skin's redness, I need to compile on quite an amount to fully conceal the redness. Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation works awesome in concealing purplish-blue tone on my skin. In addition, Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation also includes a volatile oil ingredient that vaporises instantly upon application, allowing the foundation to adhere perfectly onto the skin without leaving it oily or sticky. Instead, it gives my skin a matt, smooth appearance. The result is completely hassle-free as it eliminates the need to powder for a matt finish. 

Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation has no fragrance and it's liquid formula, watery texture makes it easy to spread the foundation evenly on my skin. It feels light-weighted on my skin and it does not cake nor fade throughout the day. I love it's long-lasting effect. Beauty lovers can now enjoy smooth, beautiful skin coverage without shine and a fading powder foundation. Lastly, I love the SPF 20 PA++ which is sufficient to give my skin the sun protection for the day.

Totally adore this Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation and will definitely repurchase again! Must-have in my HG products! You really have to try it!

Retail price: S$34.00

Kate Slim Create Powder
Get into the phenomenon of small, sharp faces! Kate Slim Create Powder has been specially developed to help create the highly sought-after slim and contoured face synonymous with the most beautiful of Japanese superstars.

The two-in-one set features a palette comprising of a shading and highlight powder, making it completely convenient for beauty gurus seeking oval-faced perfection.

I love the soft horse fur brush! It picks up the powder well and it feels so smooth on my face without scratching my skin. 
Awesome quality!

The shading powder creates shades along the face line, while the highlighter attracts light to the centre of the face, giving the illusion of a slimmer, contoured face. Formulated with sweatproof and fade-resistant fitting and coating powder, this is the face powder you need to achieve that perfect face-line.

Swatches of the highlighter and shading powder. 
Without flash.
With flash
The colour of the shading powder isn't very dense but I like it! Because it suits my fair skin naturally, without looking too dark. I just have to layer the shading powder a few times and the shade comes on nicely on my skin with a perfect glow. Both shading powder and highlighter come with tiny glitters to give my face a more 3D appearance after application. Love this too! This is just awesome for people with fair skin.

Retail price: S$27.00

Kate Deep Shiny Eyes
Kate Deep Shiny Eyes is a jewel-inspired threeshade eye shadow palette.

The centre features a Glittering shade formulated with ‘Gloss Jewelry Pearl’ that produces a highly lustrous and transparent shine, and the two palettes by the sides are Deep Night-themed shades formulated with a special ‘Black Star Pearl’ that helps to coat deep colour pigments with shine.

Directions to apply:

Its jewel-like lustrous radiance, together with deep colours, creates a beautiful harmony, giving eyes a deeply mysterious and shimmering finish. 

The eye shadow is really pigmented and full of shimmers, yet not too overpowering for a day time or night time look. The colours spread easily on my eye lids and the whole eye makeup completes with a simple blending. Let the jewel-studded eyes do the talking! 

Kate Deep Shiny Eyes comes in pink, orange-brown, brown, gold, blue and golden yellow.
Gold Yellow
Retail Price: S$23.50

Kate Limited Colour Super Sharp Liner

As its name aptly suggests, the Kate Limited Colour Super Sharp Liner comes with an ultra thin brush that enables one to effortlessly draw “spider lines” of any desired thickness easily and smoothly. At an amazing 0.03mm width, this eyeliner is currently the thinnest finds in Japan’s market! The brush is thin and firm and it makes application of eyeliner super easy!

Its water-repellent liquid ensures meticulously drawn delicate lines remain smudge-proof. Additionally, this eyeliner is designed to give wearers a longlasting effect with its ability to repel water and perspiration. I love it's waterproof function as the colour did not fade nor smudge under running water and when I perspire. However, with rubbing, the colour did smudge a little.

Launched in commemoration of its 10 millionth unit sales, this product comes available in two special limited edition colours, night red and night blue, on top of its regular high black colour offering. The colour that I swatched above is the night blue shade.

Retail price: S$17.00

LOTD created with all the 4 products stated in this review. Really love how natural the colours look on my skin.

See those blings on my eyelids? I love them!

The latest KATE collection will be available from November 2012 at selected BHG, Guardian Pharmacy, OG, John Little, Metro, Nishino Pharmacy, Sasa Cosmetics and Watsons.

Kate cosmetics are really affordable and the quality is so fantastic that I always love them!

Check out Kate cosmetics in those outlets and you will never regret getting them! :)



  1. Thanks for your review. Can I know if you've tried the base too? I'm interested in buying a good base for oil control and pore cover..

    1. You're welcome.
      No, I've not tried that.


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