Monday, July 8, 2019

Next Vacation Destination: Tokyo! Visiting with the Nomad Cosmetics Tokyo Harajuku Palette

Press Sample

Good morning, dear readers, and happy Monday! Summer is in full swing, and that can mean only one thing: vacation season! Whether you are going somewhere fun and exotic or sticking close to home, you can always let your makeup transport you to a new destination. The brand that comes immediately to my mind when I think of cosmetics and traveling is Nomad Cosmetics.

Founded by husband and wife Felicia and Antti Rintanen, this dynamic duo has traveled to over 70 countries and experienced the culture of beauty in each destination. With over 25 years in the beauty industry, they delved into creating palettes inspired by their favorite destinations. While the colours capture the essence of these locations perfectly, what really sets this brand apart from others is each palette is infused with an oil that is specific to each location. That is certainly a unique approach to the design of these palettes and certainly worth mentioning.

For today's blog post, let me and Nomad Cosmetics transport you to Harajuku, Tokyo. New to the brand lineup, this palette celebrates the vibrant pastels of kawaii unicorns and candy fruit found within the eclectic and trendy hotspot. Infused with local Camellia Japonica Oil, this palette consists of 10 intense eyeshadows: 5 matte and 5 satin shades. This palette also introduces the new Snowflake formula: 5 new multi-chrome toppers that can be used on lids, lips, cheeks or eyebrows for a sheer crystal effect. Let's get a closer look at this palette!

Nomad Cosmetics showed attention to every detail with this palette. Just check out the images on these pressed eyeshadows!

I'm really digging the variety of shades and finishes in this palette!

If you've visited Harajuku before, some of these names may seem familiar. This is because each of the shades are pulled from an actual part of Harajuku. While the names are in English on the palette itself, the Japanese spelling can be found on the outer carton packaging.

I have been playing around with this palette quite a bit since it landed in my mailbox and wanted to share some of the looks I have created with you.

Keeping my pastels subtle with a touch of mint, pink, coral and grey for this look.

This was not a great eyeliner day for me, but since most of us have them, I'm still going to share this look. I'm not sure which I prefer more: the brighter yellow and orange lid or the pop of vibrant lavender under my eyes.

Because this palette is all kawaii, I wouldn't help but snap this super cute photo!

The Toyko Harajuku Palette is available for purchase directly from Nomad Cosmetics here. This palette retails for $37. What a create way to transport yourself to Tokyo for only a fraction of the price! It is also vegan and cruelty-free, so you can be happy about that as well!

Have you used any of the palettes from Nomad Cosmetics? If so, which are your favorites? Where are you hoping to see Nomad Cosmetics take us next? I'd love to here from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. yes to being vegan and cruelty-free. Will definitely check them out

  2. Absolutely adorable. The designs on the colors are enchanting while the shades themselves are just so pretty. Great job of showing us how beautiful the palette wears.

  3. This brand is new to me but looks like so much fun!!! I love that lavender as your lower lid liner! TBH i didnt even notice that the black eyelinr was an issue until you mentioned it. It just looked pretty to me!

  4. I love the looks you created with this fun palette! At first, I thought it might be too juvenile for me, but you figured out just how to use it

  5. This is way prettier than I expected! Love your swatches. You look great.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing! We love the looks you created! We are so grateful you are loving the palette!!

  7. Wow, I never wouldve known how to use those colors but you did it so well!

  8. I love all the pastels in the palette, they're so beautiful! The packaging and the designs on the colors are super cute too

  9. I like that they use an oil from the palette inspiration location. This palette is adorable!

  10. The purple under eye is soooooo pretty on you!!!


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