makeup

12 Japanese Skincare and Makeup Products Every Beauty Junkie Must Try

Cosmetics have always been one of Japan’s biggest and most popular industries. We grew up hearing about the geishas and their tedious beauty routine. In college, we talked about Shiseido (資生堂) and Shu Uemura with our friends while gazing longingly at the glossy pages of Seventeen. And even to this day, despite all the K-beauty…

On the Hunt for Hard-To-Find Japanese Goods? Try Out These 3 Subscription Boxes!

It is not always easy to get your hands on Japanese goods. From shipping fees to customs fees, the options for buying are limited and other communication problems can leave you feeling intimidated when buying something online from Japan. However, one solution has recently become available – subscription boxes! This revelation has been increasing in…

Relax and Feel Fresh in the Newest “No Makeup” Cafe in Shibuya

There are so many wacky cafe themes you can find in Japan. They vary in promotional concepts to attract different kinds of customers. There is one particular cafe which is promoting a “natural beauty” and “no makeup” concept called Naturalia (ナチュラリア). It originally opened in Hokkaido (北海道) in October 2015 and has been in the…

How to Maintain Your Complexion: Simple Secrets to Japanese Skincare

Most people who are interested in beauty products and skincare know how many fantastic products are available in Asia. Japan, in particular, is home to some amazing skincare and makeup. If you’ve ever walked down the street or opened a magazine, you’ve probably noticed how fresh and naturally beautiful Japanese women look. So what’s their…

Meet Zawachin, Masterclass Idol Impersonator Trending in Japan

Kaori Ozawa (小澤かおり), who is better known as Zawachin (ざわちん), is famous for her makeup skills which transform her into looking like popular idols! However, she only uses makeup to transform her eyes (and perhaps her nose bridge) and usually covers the bottom part of her face using surgical masks or her hands. Perhaps it…

Remembering David Bowie and His Strong Connections to Japan

The lyrics “like some cat from Japan” from “Ziggy Stardust” are a clear indication of Bowie`s loving fascination with the land of the rising sun. Bowie, who tragically passed away Sunday, January 10th, was an international icon, finding home not only in the UK where he was born, but Germany where he recorded some of…

Japanese Girls Wearing “Sickly” Makeup Is Cute?

Makeup is supposed to make you look fresh and presentable, and it is also considered to be respectful of others to have some makeup on to work. There are countless women who claim that they have been told that they look sickly without makeup. Therefore, this makeup trend about looking sickly on purpose may baffle…

Transform Your Beauty Routine with These Sailor Moon Cosmetics!

Premium Bandai has collaborated with the cosmetics company, Creer Beaute to create these two compact face powders and one compact blusher based on Sailor Moon’s transformation items. These cosmetic products are recommended for ages 15 and above. Each one of them has a puff and a mirror inside. Even non-fans of Sailor Moon will want…

Black, White and Red: The 3 Colors of Beauty in Japan

Today, makeup is considered as a vital component in the aspect of grooming. Many women and some men painstakingly take the time and effort to apply makeup daily, in the name of beauty. In Japan, the beauty of the country’s prominent classic entertainers such as the maikos (geisha in training), geishas, and kabuki actors is…

Why Is Having White Skin Beautiful in Japan?

“Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all.” That’s the famous line in Disney’s animated series called Snow White. Indeed, the desire for beauty is reflected not only in high art but in popular culture as well. In Japan, beauty has been linked to a light skin tone. Hence, there is…
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