Lola is another of my favourite niche brands. It's quite similar to Tarte in that its new makeup collections often have innovative, fun and multi-functional products that are easy to use. The new summer collection is already up on Sephora.com and will launch in Japan on 22 June. It includes:
1. Lola Laptop (US$36, 5670yen): Four shades of richly pigmented, creme-to-powder shadow/blush, two shades of the smoothest high-shine lip gloss, and a complementary highlighter - all in an ingenious, swivel-top compact.
2. Socialeyes Gel Eyecolor (US$20, 3150yen): Waterproof, smudge-resistant shadow/liner that comes in Sand (shimmer beige), Fiji (teal), Bora Bora (bronze) and Tahiti (khaki).
3. Double Play (US$26, 3990yen): Duo that includes a matte cream-to-powder blush shade and a complementary shimmery highlighter. Comes in Riviera (rose), Calypso (warm plum) and Sunset (coral)
4. Balm Quad (US$22, 3360yen): Balm Shell (bronze shimmer), Balms Away (coral), Balm Fire (red), and Balm Voyage (plum brown), plus a mini retractable lip brush