In 2007, I began slightly area on the Web to speak about make-up. I by no means knew at the moment how lengthy or how far it might take me however right here we’re in a courageous new world and it’s nonetheless going robust.
With time comes change with change comes nostalgia. I discover myself greater than ever earlier than reminiscing concerning the make-up world. Magnificence has developed a lot over the previous a number of years! The saddest factor about all of the change is manufacturers which can be lengthy gone and great folks like Kevyn Aucoin, Brooklyn Perfume Lover, Thierry Mugler which have left us and handed onto their subsequent magnificence life.
A number of days in the past I had a craving to haul KATE’s Spring 2022 Assortment. KATE is one among a number of manufacturers below the Kanebo mother or father firm. It’s an edgy little Japanese model that provides off Anna Sui (speak about reminiscences! A reputation I haven’t uttered in years proper right here!) vibes with it’s goth-y promo imagery. It was one among my favourite manufacturers and a model I truly began Musings of a Muse on. As Musings of a Muse, manner again when, was all about Japanese Make-up Collections.
My longing for KATE led me to Adam Magnificence. I’ve used Adam for a few years after PJ from a Contact of Blusher (one other true OG on this planet of Japanese magnificence). Adam is quickly closed as is the costlier possibility, Ichibankao. It’s not like I can’t get KATE elsewhere ought to I selected. Certainly one of my dearest and closet pals, Mai, leaves in Tokyo. She’d fortunately get me no matter I would like nonetheless, with postal restrictions and COVID it’s slightly tough proper for her and smaller companies like Ichibankao and Adam Magnificence to ship objects.
Adam has a smaller be aware about closing however Ichibankao has a extra ominous wording say they’re closed indefinitely.
So, for all my OGs, I share this information with a really heavy coronary heart. I hope each return. I missed out chats about Japanese make-up however Musings of a Muse grew to become a lot extra greater and the frustration with even have to trace down Japanese magnificence was too nice a process for some readers. I get many irritating emails about how reviewing make-up from Japan was a tease as a result of objects have been tough to trace down, transport was too excessive, and many others…and many others….
This meant Musings of a Muse went extra mainstream and developed into what you see it as it’s in the present day.
I nonetheless most these days after we’d squeal over “HOW CUTE!” the packaging was.
I hope your favourite manufacturers and folks on this planet of make-up are nonetheless round. I hope Adam returns and Ichibankao however the way in which issues are going with COVID it feels increasingly small companies and even bigger ones are being pressured out of enterprise.
Which manufacturers or make-up influencers or artists are you lacking?