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If you follow me on Instagram, you might know how much I like the new Shiseido makeup, the products are so beautiful, the formulas glide on the skin like second-skin and the performance is great. I reviewed most of the products from the newly launched Shiseido Makeup range here in the past. I am sharing two products – one is new to me and the other is new shades of a favourite – in this post.

Shiseido MicroLiner Ink, Kajal InkArtist

Shiseido Kajal InkArtist is one of the creamiest and beautiful product with enough pigment that builds on quickly to give as much intensity and boldness you want or a single swipe is perfect for everyday use. The staying power is amazing. I have been using the shades 04 Azuki Red and 05 Plum Blossom since January this year and they are like my reintroduction to colour on eyes, which in the past I did not like to experience much. They work great as an eye shadow, eyeliner, and even on the brows. The formula is very lightweight and the finish is matte. The tip of the liner with a sponge on the other side is perfect to apply and smudge.

Shiseido MicroLiner Ink, Kajal InkArtist

I have two new shades on rotation – 06 Birodo Green and 09 Nippon Noir, swatches are below. This is definitely a keeper and I do look forward to using more color on my eyes.

Shiseido MicroLiner Ink, Kajal InkArtist

Shiseido MicroLiner Ink is a micro-fine eyeliner with high impact pigments glides across lids with the utmost precision to deliver a weightless, smudge-proof matte inky line. The weightless, inky pencil features thermo-sensory technology that allows this formula to transform from a solid to a liquid upon contact with skin, creating a flexible, water-resistant film that lasts for over 12 hours that I have tested. The micro-thin lead can also be dotted between lashes or glided across eyes with remarkable precision and no skipping. It is available in five shades inspired by Sumi ink sticks used in traditional Japanese calligraphy and I have swatched two shades for you guys which I have been using on rotation – 01 Black and 02 Brown – both are perfect for my everyday look.

Shiseido MicroLiner Ink, Kajal InkArtist

This new makeup launches are definitely , I will keep the products in the rotation since I am really enjoying them in my everyday routine. Shiseido Makeup Collection is available Sephora Canada, Hudson’s BayMuraleBeautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection reflects Shiseido’s Holiday Spirit – its warmth, humanity, and uncontained joy. For Shiseido product, beauty is –literally– a splendid gift. Something that can perfect, soothe, and brighten not only a person’s skin but her spirit and overall outlook too. Keeping in mind this spirit, the collaboration between Shiseido and Ribbonesia is called a natural collaboration. Shiseido’s name comes from a passage in the Chinese classic I Ching which translates to mean “How excellent are the virtues of the earth, from which all creation is born.” Like Shiseido, Ribbonesia finds creative inspiration from the regularity, complexity, and essential beauty of natural forms.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

Just as a painter uses different brush strokes, Baku Maeda uses various twists, bends and folds to create colorful, sculptural art pieces using ribbon as a medium. Toru Yoshikawa develops the theme and concept for each one. Together, they make art as a team, known as Ribbonesia. Some of their work is as simple and understated as origami. Other pieces are intricately tangled and complex. Inspired by forms found in nature, Ribbonesia brings out the essential beauty of the natural world around us, in three-dimensional color.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick Expressive Deluxe Mini Set – Ribbonesia Limited Edition is perfect to add color to the holiday season. From soft neutrals to brilliant holiday reds, this mini-size collection is a gift of texture and color for the lips. The creamy lipstick transforms into a weightless powder on the lips, enveloping them in velvety color. Inspired by the curated shades inside the reusable acrylic keepsake box, Ribbonesia’s art creates a colorful statement on the outer package.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

The collection of shades in this set is so beautiful, ranging from neutrals to bright shades, it has everything that one needs to go through the season as well as to transition to the next season. The formula is very creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear. It is moisturizing, feels light on the lips, and the staying power is nice. The sizes of the lipsticks are perfect to keep in a bag on the go or just to try out the shades or to give it as a gift to a friend, family, or relatives. The shape of the bullet is perfect to apply it with or without a lip liner and glides on nicely on the lips. Each tone of this expressive, ultra-thin lipstick draws its inspiration from Japan’s captivating nightlife, eliciting visions of the vibrant neon signs and dazzling billboards that furnish Tokyo’s trendiest neighborhoods.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

The five shades in the set include:

ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 506 Disrobed – Nude Rose
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 517 Rose Hip – Carnation Pink
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 512 Sling Back – Cherry Red
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 516 Exotic Red – Scarlet Red
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 524 Dark Fantasy – Bordeaux

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

There is one more product in the collection, the same amazing product in new holiday packaging – Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Ribbonesia Limited Edition (reviewed here), which has also the most beautiful packaging and the product inside keeping in mind the Shiseido’s holiday spirit. Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection is available Sephora Canada, Hudson’s BayMuraleBeautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Shiseido has been a brand which I have used products from since almost a decade, either they were deluxe samples, then the products which I loved and purchased, either one or a few, the products have always been in my skincare routine. One of the products which I have repurchased a few months back is the Shiseido Eudermine lotion which I just checked that I have not shared much about, so it is on this list for my future posts on Shiseido. In this post, I am sharing few products from the brand which I have been testing and loving since last few months. I attended a very informative session about the new launches and the products this year in May and finally able to test a few products. Products include Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate strengthens the skin’s natural powers of defense, enabling it to build its own beauty. It enhances the benefits of skincare routines that follow. Smooth, supple, and with less fine lines – skin radiates with a healthy look. ‘After 20 years of research, 32 global patents, and 65 international beauty awards, Shiseido has made a breakthrough discovery that boosts your skin’s natural ability to protect itself and preserve your beauty with Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate.’

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is Shiseido’s best-selling serum which is even stronger than the previous formula with ImuGeneration Technology. It is powered with anti-oxidant rich reishi mushroom and iris root extracts, to strengthen skin, restore firmness and defend against daily damage for the skin. The new formula features an improved dewy texture that sinks quickly into skin, for a longer-lasting, silky smooth fresh feeling. It is suitable for all skin types. Use Ultimune as a pre-treatment to enhance the efficacy of your moisturizer or serum. I see makeup apply more evenly and flawlessly over the softer skin. ‘Use every morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturizing. When using with other serums, apply ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate first. Push the pump twice to dispense formula onto the palm of the hand and smooth evenly over the face.’

I have been really liking how light-weight it is, does not feel sticky, absorbs quickly, and gives a beautiful glow to the skin. I even took this with me for my vacation and it kept my skin smooth, fresh, and supple. My skin is combination, acne-prone and this serum is a really nice addition to my skincare routine. This is something I would definitely buy again, love the way it makes my skin feel and look.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20 is a silky smooth energizing hydrator with broad spectrum SPF 20 to protect against UV rays and pollution while counteracting dullness and dryness. It absorbs quickly into the skin, making it visibly smooth, deeply hydrated skin that glows from within. Essential energy is something your skin needs when it senses damage but needs the energy to activate it. The ReNeura Technology inspired by neuroscience reawakens skin’s sensors to better detect and transmit signals. It contains Ashitaba which is known for it regenerative powers, the vitamin-packed plant is known to protect mitochondria from damage and boost the energy efficiency of nerve cells to smoothly send signals. It has a nice uplifting fragrance with a hint of rose and jasmine combined with fruity scents of pear, slightly sweet lime, and a wave of orange. It fades away pretty fast and is not strong, very subtle. The cream is suitable for all skin types. If you see the picture, I have almost finished half of the jar, I do reach out for it very much. I like how it makes my skin look, very dewy and radiant, sits nicely under the makeup, does not breaks out my skin, does not feels greasy, and there is added sun protection. It is a multi-purpose moisturizer and perfect for the busy mornings, something that works and protects, will definitely buy again.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam is a rich, creamy foaming cleanser that protects skin’s hydration as it whisks away trouble-causing impurities, pollutants and makeup for smooth, radiant skin. It contains Micro White Powder and White Clay to effectively remove excess skin-dulling surface cells, pollutants, and oxidized substances. It is formulated for all skin types and featuring InternalPowerResist technology, this cleanser helps remove impurities while softening and strengthening the skin. It can be used daily, in the morning and evening as the first step in the skincare regimen. It does not dry out my combination skin, it just gives my skin the feeling of being clean and smooth. I use it as a first cleanse in the morning and as the second cleanses in the evening.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Shiseido Treatment Softner is a 24-hour softening lotion that improves the appearance of fine lines, enhances skin’s clarity and refines texture. Formulated for Normal and Combination to Oily Skin and featuring InternalPowerResist technology, this softener helps strengthen inner skin defenses to protect skin from signs of aging and external stressors. Softening skin is a key step in the Japanese Beauty ritual to balance skin before treatments. It is used in the morning and evening after cleansing. I have been using this day and night and it has not irritated my skin or caused any breakouts. I do feel my skin is clear, refined, and soft since I started using it. One pump on the cotton pad is all I need for my entire face and neck. This softener is to be applied after cleansing and before the serum in the skincare regime.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Below are the products I have not tested as they are formulated for the dry skin types. I am featuring them here for you guys to know that there is an option for dry skin and for which, the same products formulated for combination skin are working for my skin.

Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk is a gentle foaming milk cleanser formulated for dry Skin and featuring InternalPowerResist technology, this cleanser helps remove impurities while softening and strengthening the skin. Moisturizing ingredients remain on the skin for a refined, dewy and plumped feel. It can be used daily, in the morning and evening as the first step in the skincare regimen. As it is suitable for dry skin, I have not used this but do plan to try it during the winters when my skin needs all the care and moisture.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched is a 24-hour enriched softening lotion that improves the appearance of fine lines, enhances skin’s clarity and refines texture. Formulated for Normal, Dry and Very Dry Skin and featuring InternalPowerResist technology, this softener helps strengthen inner skin defenses to protect skin from signs of aging and external stressors. Softening skin is a key step in the Japanese Beauty ritual to balance skin before treatments. To be used in the morning and evening after cleansing. As this is formulated for dry skin types, I have not tested this but featuring it here so that you know there is something for all skin types and also for which the counterparts for the combination skin do work for me.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched

Overall, I am really happy about the new launches from Shiseido, there is something for every and all skin types. Having a regular skincare regime is what anyone needs to see the difference, for me, as the time has passed, skincare has become more and more important. Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, Shiseido Treatment Softner, and Shiseido Treatment Softner Enriched are available at Sephora Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Murale, Beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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