How To: “Lolita Make-Up” – Techniques by MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon Staff Member Maho

12.April.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES

Hi, everyone!

My name is Maho and I work at the “MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon,” a kimono rental shop in Harajuku.

MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon Staff Member Maho

I have experience in styling hair and make-up for artists, and when it comes to cosmetics, I’m a pro!

Today, I’m going to explain simply how to do “Lolita” make-up, a style that’s very popular outside Japan too.

Cosmetics Used:

Face

 Base: THREE Angelic Complexion Primer 04

 Foundation: ESTEE LADDER IAWIBONE

 Powder: Kesalan Patharan Sheer Micro Powder

 Concealer: THREE Advanced Smoothing Concealer 02

 Cheeks: canmake Cream Cheek 05

 

Eyes

 Eyebrows: BR-2 Cassis Brown

      KATEKATE Eyebrow Colour N Light Brown

 Eyeshadow: MAKEUP REVOLUTION LONDON Palette

         canmake Secret Colour Eyes 01

 Eyeliner: D.U.P

 

Lips

 Etude House Dear My Enamel Lips Talk Pink 010

 Transparent Lip Gloss

 

 

 

BASE MAKEUP

  1. Cover redness with an initial green contour.
  2. Cover spots, eye circles and any other blemishes thoroughly with concealer.
  3. Gently pat on a foundation that covers well with your powder puff.

 

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  1. Apply cream cheek to the middle of your cheeks in a swirling motion.

 

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  1. Dab on powder with a brush.

 

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  1. Add shading below your nose.

  Note: Making your nose and mouth look closer together will give you that baby-face look!

 

 

EYEBROWS

 

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  1. Use powder on your eyebrows to draw them parallel.

 

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  1. Use eyebrow mascara to make your eyebrows shimmer.

 

 

EYE MAKEUP

 

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  1. Apply a pearlized beige around the whole of your eyelids.
  2. Layer eyelids with pink eye shadow.

 

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  1. Shade the edges of your eyelids with reddish-brown eye shadow.
  2. Swipe on eyeliner making sure to get between the cracks of your eyelashes and make it a little thicker above your pupil. Flick a wing with your eyeliner in the corner of your eyes.

  Note: This will make your pupils look bigger.

 

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  1. Draw shadows on your eyebags with eyebrow powder.
  2. Bring out puffiness by using pearlized beige eyeshadow on your eyebags.

 

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  1. Apply pink eyeshadow to 1/3 of the corner of your eye.
  2. Lightly shade above that with brown eyeshadow.

*In if you want to add volume to your eyelashes, you can use natural and transparent brown fake eyelashes.

 Recommendation: Diamond Rush Fairy Eye

 Bring out the length of your lower lashes with lengthening mascara after the base mascara has set.

 

 

LIPS

 

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  1. Shade the colour of your lips with foundation on a powder puff.

 

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  1. Coat the inside of your lips with a pink red.
  2. Shade off the line of your lips with a cotton bud.

 

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  1. Cover your lips with a glittery gloss.

 

 

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Finished!

 

What do you think?

 

Lolita make-up gives your face a sweet and childish look, making it perfect for those days when you want to kawaii yourself up.

 

The Lolita style also incorporates techniques that deviate from usual make-up routines, so be sure to try challenging yourself!

 

 

Writer:Maho(@maho_moshi2)

The cosmetic items used today can be purchased the following stores in Harajuku.

 

Kokumin Drug – Harajuku Branch

This is a drug store that has a big make-up section. It’s also located down Takeshita Street meaning it’s easy to get to!

◼︎Information

Kokumin Drug (Harajuku Branch)

Address: 1-8-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:30-22:00

Access: 4-minutes on foot from Takeshita Exit at Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 4-minutes on foot from Exit 5 at Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

TEL: 03-5786-0593

 

ETUDE HOUSE Laforet Harajuku

This is cosmetic shop handles South Korean cosmetics and is popular even with Japanese people. This one can also be found down Takeshita Street.

◼︎Information

ETUDE HOUSE Laforet Harajuku

Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00

Access: 4-minutes on foot from Omotesando Exit at Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 1-minute on foot from Exit 5 at Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

TEL: 03-3470-7245

 

ISETEN MiRROR Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

A cosmetic select shop located inside Tokyu Plaza. The great thing about this place is that you can try out cosmetics from various brands.

◼︎Information

ISETEN MiRROR Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Address: 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00

Access: 6-minutes on foot from Omotesando Exit at Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 1-minute on foot from Exit 5 at Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

TEL:03-6438-9802

 

 

 

 もしもし着物サロン
◼Information

MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon Produced by YUMENOYA

Address: MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center 1F, 3-23-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

No Fixed Holidays.

Enquiries: yumenoya.harajuku@gmail.com

Website: https://www.tokyo-samurai.com/blank

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    In the end, I end up going for deep coloured lips and burgundy eyes every autumn and winter, but with these items they’re not just simply deep reds or browns. When you apply them they have a faint orange or purple in them. I think that was the original intention of those brands. I love little devilish things like that, and so I recognize to the fun of cosmetics year by year.

     

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    Top Right: Celvoke Comfy Stick Brush 03 – ¥3,500 / Celvoke

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    Styling Credit
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    ▶︎FEMMUE

    5. Lumière Vital C  (30ml) – ¥8,000 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    6. Ideal Oil (30ml) – ¥6,000 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

     

    FEMMUE is a really popular brand right now from the hub of beauty, South Korea. Firstly, it’s steeped in fragrance. It’s rich in floral scents like perfume. Simply holding the bottles fills you with a feeling of satisfaction. It leaves your skin feeling clear, smooth and glowing. And though it’s a thick oil, the skin absorbs it extremely well. 10/10 from me!

     

    I might recommend it to girls who’ve just stepped into adulthood, girls who want to look sexy, and those who want to be popular! It’s perfect for skin that blemishes easily.

     

    ▶︎dear mayuko

    7. Innocent Skin Serum (20ml) – ¥8,424 *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

     

    This serum contains sericin which comes from silkworm cocoons. Sericin ensures your skin is moist and is gentle on the skin. Despite being a beauty product the texture of this serum is really silky (like water!) and will leave your skin soft and healthy.

     

    Personally, I recommend using it as a booster serum! It’s an easy way to nourish the skin before putting on any makeup. It will also help things like face lotions and milky lotions soak in better. The serum itself soaks into your skin nice and quickly so it won’t ruin your makeup. Its warm matte texture and colour will leave you looking soft♡

     

    ▶︎Kiehls

    4. Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream (49g) – ¥4,000 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    This cream spreads lightly on the skin. It’s also very clear to see that it lets no moisture escape…! That’s how dense this cream is, it’s like it adds a cover to your face. It also doesn’t clear away face lotion or any beauty essences. It reaaally moisturises your skin. This is my 5th or 6th time buying it.

     

    8. Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cleanser – ¥2,800 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    This can be used on any skin time. (It’s also good for people with eyelash extensions!)

     

    It’s a gel-type cleanser. What’s good about it being gel-type is that cleans off better than oil and yet doesn’t take in unnecessary moisture from the skin. You also don’t get that stretched feeling after you wash your face. This can really be used all season and by anyone. I haven’t used any other cleansers the past three or four times. It’s one I can trust.

     

    ▽Cosmetics

    Be sure to check out my recommended lipsticks from last time too!

    https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/183569

     

     

    ▶︎CANMAKE

    8. Quick Lash Curler (Transparent Type) – ¥680 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    I often use this as a top coat. It makes it harder for your eyelashes to sag and can be used with any kind of mascara. You get a great product for a cheap price, so there’s no need to feel guilty about picking up something cheap. You’ll end up picking it up multiple times a day, and the cosmetic pouch one stick comes with is sure to come in handy too!

     

    ▶︎BIODERMA

    2. Sensibio H2O – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    This is a cleansing water to be used with sensitive skin. Pour some onto a cotton pad and simply wipe to remove your makeup without any unwanted excess being left on. It’s a super convenient product to have during those times when your makeup need a quick fix up. It’s often used in makeup shoots too! They have both small and large bottles, so try starting from the handy mini size first ☺

     

    ▶︎M.A.C

    1. Strobe Cream Peachlite – ¥4,500 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    A glittery pink cream that feels comfortable on the skin. When used as a base for your makeup it will brighten your skin, or when used as a highlight it will glimmer in the light on your shiny skin. It might be nice to add to the décolleté or when you are exposing skin too to add a little something. This item has many different uses!

     

    ▶︎Primavista

    3. Long Keep Base UV – ¥2,800 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    This product can won’t blemish skin at all even if it’s been working all throughout the day. It goes on gently and soaks up quickly. This means it can be used when you don’t have much time, such as when you’re in a hurry in the morning. It feels so light it makes you wonder whether you’ve even put any on! It also holds up well against sweat and oil so I highly recommend it for the coming season! (It’s been a No. 1 best seller for 9 years in a row.)

     

    As a footnote, I’ll just add that I’m actually a model for Primavista’s products and I’m really glad I discovered them.

     

    ▶︎YSL

    5. TOUCHE ÉCLAT BLUR PRIMER 1 – ¥6,300 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    This is a makeup base that has gold pearls in it. It fixes the uneven parts of the skin to make it uniform making it perfect for foundation. It has a semi-matte consistency and the goal pearls give your skin a gorgeous gloss.

     

    10. LE CUSHION ENCRE DE PEAU B30 – ¥7,500 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    This is the covering power, moisturisation and texture I wanted! It feels very light on the face, so much so that it feels like you have none on, but it’s the opposite of useless―it covers the face completely. As expected of them. It’s easy to put on too, just pat it onto your face with a sponge. It’s very durable too!

     

    ▶︎MIMURA

    4. Smooth Skin Cover – ¥4,200 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    This too is a makeup base and evens out the odds of your face. It’s silky and makes you look extremely beautiful so it’s the perfect accompaniment to makeup. It also thankfully contains SPF20 and PA++ and is free from ethanol, colouring agents and synthetic fragrances, making it kind to skin. I would also recommend it to people with weak skin. This is my second pot ♡

     

     

    ▶︎LANCOME

    6. Grandiôse Mascara (Volume Type) BK – ¥4,200 (Before Tax)

    The rose design of the cap is so cute! This is the No. 1 easiest product to coat. The shape of brush has been carefully calculated to curve with your eyelashes. It does nothing short of bolstering the volume of them. It has also received high praise for how easy it comes off with hot water. But it doesn’t blot either. This one’s for those who want to emphasise their gaze♡

     

     

    ▶︎CLINIQUE

    7. Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula BK – ¥3,780

    We can all relate to mascara becoming clumpy. This formula entwines with each eyelash hair to give big, beautiful eyes. It makes you feel good when applied. Though this is my third time buying it it never fails to make me say out loud to myself, “Wow, how beautiful.” You don’t have to worry about sweat or oil either, plus it comes off easily with hot water♡

     

     

    ▶︎MAYBELLINE

    9. Hyper Sharp Liner BK – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    I have loved and used MAYBELLINE since I was a high school student. I’ve used many different eyeliners but always end up returning to the same place. The Hyper Sharp Liner is easy to draw with, doesn’t smear, and the tip of the brush is thin and soft, so drawing on cat eyes is so much easier now. It’s perfect! Get it ASAP!

     

     

    What do you think of my list? The categories are a bit jumbled, but I have listed all the items I highly recommend.

     

    A lot of the items I’ve presented are expensive, but even if they are pricey, the quality is good and the effects they have really work! I wonder if the reason for people in their teens and 20s focus so much on skin care is because they have seen the speed at which you can revitalise your skin, or have the power to ‘rebirth’ oneself.

     

    My skin is changing entirely now compared to back when I thought it was okay to not take care of it. I want to make more recommendations to people at my age and invest in my future self.

     

    Be sure to reference this last, and thank you for reading! Until next time ☺

     

     

    Writer / Model  Yuri Suganuma
    Photographer  / Hikari Shibata

    Translator / Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

    TALENT PROFILE

    Yuri Suganuma

    Yuri Suganuma is a model with a high fashion sense that has been picked up by various magazines. She receives much love and support from girls of the same generation as her to whom she is known by her nickname “Yurippa.” She has a huge influence across her social media. Recently, she has stepped into other fields outside of modelling, such as appearing in TV shoots and in music videos. She is skilled in make-up and involved in the development of cosmetics.

  • Help Me Choose! Japan’s Trending Makeup: #1 Lipsticks Loved by Everyone!

    22.March.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

    This is my first ever series I’ve ever been put in charge of as a writer and model.

    Moshi Moshi Nippon is where I start!

     

    To briefly explain my makeup history, I first became interested in makeup when I was in elementary school after I went to a drugstore and saw cosmetics all lined up. After entering middle school, I was an awkward girl hooked on eyeshadows. I realised in high school that unique people get a lot of attention, and so I wanted to learn more about makeup. Every week, if I had a free moment, I’d pop down to the department store and little by little, deepened my knowledge about cosmetics. At around the age of 22 or 23, I achieved my certification as a “Cosmetics/ Skincare Meister”. (There’s still a lot to learn though…)

     

    At 23, I started writing a series of my own about makeup!
    Even if it’s just a little bit, I want everyone to feel like they can use my articles to help themselves find their favourite cosmetics.

     

    As this is my first ever business, I was obviously quite nervous about a few things.

     

    As the impression that makeup leaves, and everyone’s individual tastes can always completely change in an instant, I made this report which puts the spotlight on lipsticks that are suitable for a range of people!

     

    These are recommendations by Yurippa!

    These lipsticks are perfect for spring and summer!

    If you’re looking for stylish yet affordable lipsticks, join me and take a peak of my world of makeup through my eyes!

     

    ▽ Yurippa’s recommended lipsticks!

    3CE  MOOD RECIPE MATTE LIP COLOR #909 ¥2160

    Feels like a cream when you spread it on your lips.

    A matte finish colour that sticks to your lips.

    Very good colouring

    Slightly deep red coral…

    Gives an adult-like impression!

    Coordination ideas: Perfect highlight for an all black outfit or a white shirt, or all navy look. I think it would make a great contrast with blue!

    Suitable for all skin types (yellow base, blue base)

    No matter where you go, you’ll be complimented for your lipstick coordination ♡

    To buy this, search for ”3ce” lipstick

    It’ll be somewhere around the 4th or 5th link down. Look out for the product number #909.

    This is a very popular lipstick!

     

    ・another item・

     

    M・A・C

    (Left)Dubonnet ¥3240

    Matte finish wine purple colour.

    Deep with an edgy finish.

    M・A・C lipstick colours are very defined and difficult to rub off!

    You don’t even need to top up very much throughout the day.

     

    (Right)Chili (MINI size) ¥1404

    This is an orange brown matte lipstick.

    There are many models these days who use this colour.

    If you are not sure what colour suits you, you can play it safe with this.

    All these lipsticks smell like vanilla.

    ※M・A・C lipstick is sold at some stores.

     

    CHANEL Rouge, Allure, Velvet series ¥4536

    These are also matte lipsticks.

    If you compare the feel of 3CE and M・A・C lipsticks, you’ll find they both have a different matte texture.

    You can really feel the moisture in this!!

    A smooth, matte finish.

    I’m way too keen on this series. I mainly have lipsticks from the colour version.

    The texture, quality of colour, and the exquisite choice of colour is what makes this lipstick so addictive!

     

     

    (Left)No.58 Rouge Vie

    Deep, strong red

    (Right)No.61 La Secrete

    Salmon pink

     

    ▽2019 Perfect for spring and summer Lip

    ADDICTION  Lipstick Sheer 003 cherry cherry ¥3024

    Finally here’s a non-matte lipstick that I like! Haha…

    But despite I love matte lipsticks so much, this lipstick just has the cutest texture! I fell in love with it at first sight.

    The transparency is perfect for the shade of red.

    Despite the strong red colour, it is rather transparent, giving a “pop” look.

    The more you apply, the cuter your lips!

    How about wearing a white shirt to match your red lips?

    …or a patterned shirt, woven bag and denim bottoms??

    Allow yourself to be driven by the wild feeling of spring and summer fashion. This lipstick is a must for your handbag!

    I really want to wear cherry earrings to match the lipstick!

     

    shiro ginger lip butter(lip gloss)9C06 copper brown  ¥4104

    A matte brown-orange.

    This is quite a fashionable colour that will make you appear more like an adult.

    A lip balm and gloss in one! No need to apply a balm as a base to stop your lips from drying out.

    The shade is rather nice and the colouring is perfect.

    The small touch of gloss will make you seem more adult-like ♡

    It has a smooth texture and spreads smoothly!

    The natural scent of ginger makes it seem just like an organic cosmetics product like “shiro”.

    Look no further for a lipstick you can use all year round!

    The new colours came out on 7th March as a product not just for spring and summer, but also autumn and winter.

     

    Celvoke  Enthrall gloss 03 ¥3024

    Orange/brown, glossy and plenty of moisture.

    This will give you the plump lips that every girl wants!

    As the colour is quite toned-down and dark, use a subtle amount of eyeshadow,  give your cheeks a matte finish and your lips will become the glossy accent to finish your look!

     

    ▽ Stylish yet affordable!

    CANMAKE Lip Tint Matte 03 rose ¥650

    This is a rather girly rose pink.

    Although this is a strong-coloured lip tint, it holds moisture so you don’t have to worry about your lips drying out.

    Spreads completely over your lips perfectly.

    You would look so cute if you combined this with a floral outfit or gingham checks♡

     

    01 coral

    04 Terracotta red

     

    ・INTEGRATE Silky Matte Lip(Lip/cheek colour)PK384 ¥1296

    Bright coral with a slight glossy semi-matte finish.

    This is a fresh colour which will brighten your face.

    Enjoy the light texture as you apply it.

    As you can colour both your cheeks and your lips with this lipstick, this is perfect for those of you with busy mornings or those of you who are not good at makeup and are uncertain of how to balance colours!

    This is an easy way to achieve a balanced look!

     

    ~ <Extra!> If you get your hands on this you should celebrate! ~

    Pat McGrath is a hair and makeup artist. She owns the makeup brand “Pat McGrath”♡

    She still hasn’t been to Japan.

    She is involved in famous fashion show brands and collections and is a hair and makeup specialist.

    From the packet design, these products overflow with cuteness!

    The smooth matte lipstick is absolutely perfect when it comes to durability and colour.

    This high-quality lipstick is a leading lipstick ー no doubt about it!

    Just how people buy CDs because of the awesome CD designs, you might end up getting this just for the packaging!

     

    ・Pat McGrath MATTETRANCE LIPSTICK

    Elson 2  (The Perfect Red) ¥4752

    Omi (Mid-tone Rose) ¥4752

    (The packaging and the lipstick are just so beautiful!)

    You can purchase these online.

    I don’t think there’s many people who use these lipsticks!

    If you have them, you can boast about your fashion to others! ☺︎

    That’s all!

     

    …and that wraps up my personal lipstick report!

    I didn’t even realise that I wrote an entire report…

    I want to continue with a second and even third series!

    I aim to write these reports in a style that creates a close connection with my readers.

    If you want to ask questions or need advice, I’m making an advice corner where you can reach me personally!

    Let’s be friends!

     

     

     

    Writer / Model  Yuri Suganuma

    Photographer    Haruka Yamamoto

    Make & Hair      Yusuke Hashimoto

  • Rilakkuma Halloween Themed Brushes Released in Collaboration With Kumano Brush

    20.October.2018 | FASHION

    Kumano is the brush capital of Japan responsible for producing 80% of brushes in the country for painting, writing and cosmetics. Kumanofude, the company that produces the brushes, has teamed up with the popular character Rilakkuma to release two limited edition Halloween themed face brushes. Orders are now being taken on the HKDS STORE.

    The brush experts in the town of Kumano in Hiroshima Prefecture use traditional methods passed down to carefully and skilfully create each and every brush. These “Rilakkuma no Fude” are the newest project from the company and are limited in stock.

    The handle features a pumpkin design made from natural wood while the bristles feature Rilakkuma’s face.

    The brush makers delicately place each and every bristle by hand, and by using three different colours are able to recreate Rilakkuma’s fluffy face. It may be a cute product but showcases the skill and experience of the makers who have truly created a work of art.

     

    The brushes come packaged in orange Halloween packaging with the Kumanofude brand mark – a stamp of approval promising super quality.

     

    Get your makeup done with a cute product produced by the best of the best.

  • Get Your Halloween Makeup Done Professionally at Atelier Haruka

    03.September.2018 | FASHION

    Hair, makeup and nail salon Atelier Haruka is offering a special ‘Halloween Makeup Menu’ at all branches from October 1 to 31. It’s also available early right now at the Yokohama Ikspiari branch.

    Halloween is the next big seasonal event after Christmas. If you’ve ever wanted to have your Halloween makeup done by an expert, then look no further than Atelier Haruka. They offer over 15 designs from single makeup to hair and makeup that matches your outfit. The price starts at ¥1,500 for ten minutes.

    Part Makeup (10 Minutes) – ¥1,500 (Pre-Tax)

    Choose from a selection of 4 different lip makeup designs.

     

    Part Design Makeup (20 Minutes) – ¥2,900 (Pre-Tax)

    Choose from a selection 5 different makeup designs for one part of your face.

     

    Full Design Makeup (40 Minutes) – ¥5,900 (Pre-Tax)

    5 different makeup designs aimed at girls that starts from a base and is layered.

     

    Men’s Full Design Makeup (40 Minutes) – ¥5,900 (Pre-Tax)

    5 different makeup designs aimed at guys that starts from a base and is layered.

     

    Special Order Makeup (60+ Minutes) – From ¥10,000 (Pre-Tax)

    Have your makeup done however you like. You will have a meeting prior to your session.

     

    Atelier Haruka are also holding a social media campaign. Post a video of yourself with  your Halloween makeup done and tag Atelier on either Instagram or Twitter along with the hashtag #動画でハロウィン for a chance to win a prize.

     

    Enjoy your Halloween even more this year and play the part by getting your makeup done for you.

     

    ■Information

    Halloween Menu

    Running: October 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018 (*From September 3, 2018 at the Yokohama Ikspiari branch)

    Location: Atelier Haruka branches across Japan / MaKE UP LIFE

    *Excluding Atelier Haruka HAIR DRESSER.

    Atelier Haruka Official Website:  http://www.haruka.co.jp/

  • Let’s wear a kimono and enjoy Harajuku! 7 recommended photo spots in Ura-Harajuku

    10.March.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES / SPOT

    Hello everyone! My name is Shiota and I am the curator of MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

    There are many photo spots in Harajuku gathering much attention on TV programs and SNS.

     

    In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended photo spots in Ura-Harajuku with a staff member of “MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon,” located next to MOSHI MOSHI BOX. Even places that you visit often look different when you are wearing a kimono. Just try, and you will see!

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    The kimono she is wearing is yellow/green which are colors that suit this spring season. The color of the obi (band) is the same as the color of the kimono so it has a settled-look and it is suitable to walk around town in this kimono.

    We took a photo in front of the cute shoji (paper door) of MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon!



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    Beams Harajuku

    The big wall painting beside BEAMS Harajuku was depicted by an artist ZIO ZIEGLER. The wall painting is very outstanding since the wall is painted black and white!

    ◼︎Information

    BEAMS Harajuku

    Address: 3-24-7, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 11:00 to 20:00

    Access: 6 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Meiji Jingumae Station 5th Exit

    7 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit/Entrance

    TEL: 03-3470-3947



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    Design Festa Gallery Harajuku

    A building that has a café and gallery. The exterior of the building was designed as an art work. The entrance fee is free so let’s visit this location!

    ◼︎Information

    DESIGN FESTA GALLERY

    Address: 3-20-18, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 11:00 to 20:00

    Fixed holiday: Year’s end holidays and New Year’s Day

    Access: 6 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae Station 5th Exit

    8 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Takeshita Exit/Entrance

    TEL:03-3479-1442
    URL:https://designfestagallery.com/
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    NOW IS FOREVER

    A famous wall which is often featured on TV programs. The wall is located at the end of the street (Meiji Street) between New Balance and Muraski Sports.


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    Santo Nibunno Ichi

    You will find this colorful building by going straight down the street between New Balance and Murasaki Sports located on Meiji Street, make a right turn at Family Mart and then make a right turn again at the first corner. The building includes tenants such as Harajuku’s popular second-hand-clothing store, “Santo Nibunno Ichi” and the photogenic ice cream shop, “Eddy’s Ice Cream.”

    ◼︎Information

    Santo Nibunno Ichi

    Address: 4-26-28, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: weekdays 13:00 to 20:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to 20:00

    Access: 7 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae Station 5th Exit

    10 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit/Entrance

     

     

     

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    Princess One Spoon Tokyo

    This is a store that sells 500 kinds of accessories, girly sundries and sweets items. It is recommended to take a photo in front of the store since the exterior of the store is Western-style.

    ◼︎Information

    Princess One Spoon Tokyo

    Address: 4-27-4, Jinbumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, Jingumae S Building

    Business hours: 11:00 to 20:00

    Access: 6 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae Station 5th Exit

    10 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit/Entrance

    TEL:03-6434-7017
    URL:http://www.p1s.jp/

     

     

     

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    Tonchan Street

    You can find many stylish adds on “Tonchan Street” behind MOSHI MOSHI BOX.

    Let’s find your favorite location!



     

     

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    SOUVENIR SHOP Kaho

    This store is suitable to be used as a resting place. This is the strawberry parfait (1,200 yen – tax included) sold at this store located near the intersection of Meiji Street and Tonchan Street. The store is located above the power stone store and they sell sweets items that are great souvenirs.

    You will feel happy eating sweets items here since many of their items include lots of big strawberries! The texture and taste of the ice cream is similar to gelato.

    ◼︎Information

    SOUVENIR SHOP Kaho

    Address: 3-22-11, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 11:00 to 20:00

    Access: 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae Station 5th Exit

    7 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit/Entrance

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

    The clock designed by Masuda Sébastien who works with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as her art director can be found at MOSHI MOSHI BOX. It is a land mark of Harajuku which is featured in magazines and on TV programs and is used in many artisits’ PVs.

    It is recommended that you hide the silver-colored base of the clock when taking a photo.

    ■Information

    MOSHI MOHIS BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

    Address: 1F, 23-5, 3rd Street, Jinguame, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00

    Access: 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae Station 5th Exit

    7 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Takeshita Exit/Entrance

    TEL:03-6447-2225

     

    How did you like our recommended photo spots? In this article, I introduced to you some standard/new photos spots of Ura-Harajuku.

    Feel free to contact MOSHI MOSHI BOX if you ever get lost!

     

    Why not check out this article as well.

    https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/34595

     

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    ◼︎Information

    Moshi Moshi Kimono Salon Produced by YUMENOYA

    Address: 〒150-0001, 3-23-5, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00

    Fixed holiday: None

    TEL:03-5770-5131

    URL:https://www.tokyo-samurai.com/blank

     

     

     

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

    Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

     

     

  • Taiwanese Model Kimi Visits Harajuku’s Tourist Spots in a Kimono

    25.January.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Hi there, Shiota here. I’m the director of the MOSHI MOSHI BOX, the official Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

     

    A routine activity done often when travelling to places like Kyoto and Asakusa is to dress up in a kimono and walk the streets. In fact, quite recently the number of kimono rental stores in Harajuku has been on the increase.

     

    Today, immensely popular Taiwanese model kimi (紀ト心) is going to take us to see some great kimono spots around Tokyo.

     

    If we’re talking kimono rental in Harajuku, then look no further than the MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon!

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    This spot is located inside the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center and offers a diverse range of kimono, from vintage wears to the kind of colourful garbs you’d expect to see in Harajuku. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it here.

     

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    The kimono that kimi chose has small dots against red cloth. Since she’s a huge cat lover, the obi she picked was love at first sight.

     

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    She left her hairstyle to the hair and make-up staff in the shop. A simple change of hairstyle made for a more glamorous feel.

    With her style complete, kimi’s cuteness took on a slightly more adult, mature look.

     

    Well, without further ado, let’s head on out to the streets of Harajuku!

     

    ◼︎Information

    MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon Produced by 夢乃屋-YUMENOYA-

    Address: MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center 1F

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    No fixed holidays.

    Enquiries:yumenoya.harajuku@gmail.com
    URL:https://www.tokyo-samurai.com/blank

     

     

     

    Ura-Harajuku photo spot as seen on social media and TV

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    The first place kimi visited was the famous wall art that is popular right now. To find it, head down the street between Murasaki Sports and New Balance located along Meiji-Dori and walk to the end.

     

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    kimi was a little hungry, so while on her way to see the wall art she stopped off at the ice cream shop Doubutsuen on the left-hand side of the street. She bought an electric bulb soda along with some sweets that are all the rage right now in Harajuku.

     

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    We couldn’t fit every kawaii photo of kimi into the article as there are just too many, but you can find them over on her Instagram page so be sure to check them out as you read on.

     

    ■Information

    Doubutsuen

    Address: 3-20-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0001

    Contact: 03-6434-5074

    Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00

    URL:https://twitter.com/__doubutsuenn

     

     

     

     

    Taking a chill stroll along Yoyogi Park avenue

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    The next place she headed to was Yoyogi Park located next to Meiji Shrine. The park is famous for its very beautiful scenery; in spring the cherry blossoms flourish and in autumn the ginkgo trees shine.

     

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    When we shot these photos, it was period when the leaves on the ginkgo trees fall. The sheet of yellow that stretches to a horizon was out of the world. There’s benches dotted all around the park, so you can relax if you need a break from walking in your kimono.

     

    ◼︎Information

    Yoyogi Park

    Address: 2-1 Kamizono-cho, Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Access: 3-minutes’ by foot from the Omotesando Exit of Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 3-minutes’ by foot from Exit 1 of Meiji-Jingumae Station (Harajuku) via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line

    Contact: 03-3469-6081

    URL:http://www.vvdcreative.com/sakuhin/17-3yoyogipark/

     

     

     

    Tōgō Shrine is right next to the tourist hotspot that is Takeshita Street

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    You wouldn’t believe that Tōgō Shrine is situated in the middle of Harajuku. Despite being around the hustle and busy of the busy town, time flows quietly and calmly here. It’s also diagonally opposite to the MOSHI MOSHI BOX.

     

    It’s beautiful in the daytime, but its sacredness elevates when you see it lit up at night. Weddings are held here, so if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a bride in traditional Japanese wedding attire.

     

    ◼︎Information

    Tōgō Shrine

    Address: 1-5-3 Shibuya, Tokyo

    Access: 3-minutes’ by foot from the Takeshita Street Exit at Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes’ by foot from Exit 5 of Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line

    Contact: 03-3403-3591

    URL:https://harajukutogo.wixsite.com/togojinja

     

     

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    Did you enjoy your trip with kimi? If you’re thinking of renting a kimono in Harajuku, then be sure to use this article as reference. And if you’re lost or can’t find your way, then pop into the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. We’d be happy to help you!

     

    model:紀卜心(kimi) @eatzzz7

    photo:Fumiko Nakazima @o_f_u_m_i

     

     

     

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

    Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

     

    Writer: Nao Shiota (MOSHI MOSHI BOX)

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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