LUFT is a Japanese hair care brand popular with girls into current trends. The company’s products are gaining rapid popularity for providing usability that was never there before. Items include a visionary hair wax that makes hair glossy without being greasy, hairspray that sprays minute particles like that of mist while maintaining hairstyles and caring for the hair, and much more.
The brand’s Hair Design Wax M has taken off in France and for the first time ever outside Japan has been ranked as a No. 1 product.
When you think of France an image forms in your mind of the classical culture and gorgeous streets and buildings. France is known for its high quality fashion culture, and even amongst them LUFT’s high end and top quality products have people in a trance.
It has been one and a half years since LUFT first launched its brand. It is now gaining attention not just in Japan and France but across Asia too.
Hair Design Wax M: ¥1,850 (Before Tax)
The hair wax in question feels light in the hair, keeps your locks in place and adds the perfect gloss while making it look natural. It’s very easy to use and can be enjoyed even by those who aren’t good with setting hair.
Not only does it get the job done in the styling department―it also contains four natural treatment ingredients that prevent hair from getting damaged while covering it in an aquatic floral and citrus scent.
LUFT Hair Design Spray: ¥1,650 (Before Tax)
LUFT’s Hair Design Spray series only just debuted in November last year. Its mist-like spray thinly coats each strand of hair allowing for refined and loose-like styling. Once again this product can be enjoyed by beginners and pros alike.
The spray contains four natural oil ingredients as well as pearl extracts and UV cutting components so users can both look amazing and care for their hair―a strength of LUFT’s products.
LUFT is set to roll out even more products, so be sure to stay up to date as it continues to add to its line-up.
Hair Design Wax M
Price: ¥1,850 (Before Tax)
Quantity: 70g (w/ Citrus Marine Floral scent)
Hair Design Spray (3 Types)
Hair Iron Use Base Spray / Natural Keep Spray / Hard Keep Spray
Price: ¥1,650 (Before Tax)
Quantity: 180g / Odourless
Available: At variety shops across Japan including LOFT, Tokyu Hands, Plaza and elsewhere as well as Rakuten
Shu Uemura Releases Red Lipstick For Women in Asia
10.January.2019 | FASHION
Tokyo-based makeup brand Shu Uemura released its new shu:RED Collection on January 1.
This new RD 163 lipstick is part of the company’s red lipstick line which Shu Uemura himself developed over many years for women in Asia. Along with the RD 163, 54 new colours have been added to the Rouge Unlimited series for a total of 122 colour variations. The standout product from them all is the Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine which has an all new texture. Its vibrant colour will make your lips glow and bring your whole face to life.
The company tested the new RD 163 on approximately 3,000 Asian women to develop the perfect colour that balances beautifully with their skin.
The RD 163 comes in a line-up of three textures: the satin type Rouge Unlimited, the velvety Rouge Unlimited Matte and the vibrant and glowing new Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine, providing different qualities for different occasions. To celebrate the release of the brand’s iconic RD 163 colour, the lipstick will come in limited edition design packaging.
emma, a model, featured in a campaign to promote the new lipstick where she tries it on with different outfits.
Dubbed as the ultimate lipstick for Asian women, try it for yourself.
Rouge Unlimited Matte M RD 163
Rouge Unlimited RD 163
Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine LS RD 163
Released: January 1, 2019 (Limited Edition)
Price: ¥3,200 Each (Before Tax)
*All come in limited edition packaging
Shu Uemura Official Website: http://www.shuuemura.jp
Beauty and AR Technology Collide at SK-II Wonderland Pop-Up Shop in Harajuku
Japanese cosmetics brand SK-II has opened a pop-up shop called SK-II Wonderland at CASE B in Harajuku, Tokyo.
The store lets customers use an AR application that combines Google’s latest AR technology “AR Core” with SK-II’s accumulated knowledge on skin to create skin and skin care themed digital art.
Upon entering the shop you are transported into the colourful world seen on the bottle of the SK-II KARAN Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence which was made in collaboration with KARAN, an artist from the Netherlands. This artwork comes to life when using the AR app, which is available in English, Japanese and Chinese.
The first floor of the building houses three rooms each with different designs inspired by the limited edition bottles. Using the app opens up the room to a whole world of colours. There are 26 different things to interact with via the app while in the rooms.
You can even find out the age of your skin up at the second floor booth. This is done by taking a photo of your skin which will be compared to other skin types in SK-II’s information-packed database.
It can be a little nerve-wracking to do it, but my skin is 9 years younger than my actual age, and my cameraman was also 5 years younger, so we were super relieved.
You will also find the “Pitera Table” at the shop which reacts to the KARAN limited edition bottle and people’s movements. It can tell you all about SK-II’s miracle Pitera ingredient.
Of course, there are things to buy at the pop-up shop too, so if you’re in Harajuku before to stop by SK-II Wonderland to enjoy some digital art while finding out the actual age of your skin.
Running: Until January 24, 2019
Location: Harajuku CASE B (6-16-26 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Pokémon Candy Lip Gloss Released in Pokémon Cosmetic Series
We’ve seen the Pokémon Face Masks, the Pokémon Lip Cream and the Pokémon Hand Cream released as part of the ongoing series of Pokémon themed cosmetics. Now comes the Pokémon Candy Lip Gloss which was released on December 27.
The lip gloss is imbued with a sweet honey fragrance. When you open the tin you are met with two different glosses one of which is in the shape of a red heart.
The heart section is combined with vitamin-rich fruit extract and contains pearls. The part around the heart includes a range of moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid and beeswax. Both result in a glossy finish when applied to your lips.
When bought at select stores with over ¥1,000 (before tax) spent on the Pokémon cosmetic series you will receive one of ten possible limited edition pin badges. This store list can be found on the product’s official website.
This is the perfect item for the dry winter season, so why not pick one up for yourself or as a gift to a friend?
Pokémon Candy Lip Gloss
Release Date: December 27, 2018
Price: ¥980 (Before Tax)
Available: At all Pokémon Center branches, ITS’DEMO branches, Tokyu Hands branches, LOFT branches and other variety shops.
Pokémon Gift Cosmetics Official Website: https://lovisia.jp/
Dior Releases Tokyo Pink Colour of its Addict Lip Maximizer
10.May.2020 | FASHION
Parfums Christian Dior opened pre-sales for its 2020 Summer Collection via the official Dior online boutique on Friday.
The line-up features shades for early summer’s blue skies, as well as vivid colours that will stand out against the midsummer rays. Everything in the range screams bright and energetic femininity.
This summer, look forward to applying highly efficient formulas perfect for the season, with textures that feel natural on the skin, glittery shades that reflect the sunlight, and new rules set for healthy summer makeup.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer 019 Tokyo Pink – ¥3,700
A standout of the collection is the Japan-exclusive Tokyo Pink edition of the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. It’s a pink that symbolises Tokyoーthe neon lights and feminine beautyーwhile still looking transparent. It’s a clear pink with a delicate glittery look that gives instant volume to the lips the moment it’s put on, serving energetic summer vibes. It has hyaluronic acid on it which keeps them looking moist all day long, as well as collagen and capsaicin.
Dior 5 Couleurs (Colour Games) – ¥7,800 / Diorshow Colour & Contour Duo – ¥3,900
Dior is also releasing limited edition versions of its Dior 5 Couleurs eye palette and eyeliner and eye shadow combo Diorshow Colour & Contour Duo for the summer season.
Summer Collection 2020 “Colour Games”
Pre-Sales: May 8, 2020
Release Date: June 5, 2020 (From May 15, 2020 at select websites)
Official Website: https://www.dior.com/ja_jp
Make Bath Time Even More Special With the New Hair and Body Series From ORBIS
01.May.2020 | FASHION
ORBIS released its new “RELEASE By Touch” series of hair and body products on April 23, 2020.
Since the company’s establishment, ORBIS has striven to bring out the full potential of the skin’s power. Its brand message is “making comfort beautiful.” Their Touch series invites people to love their hair and body by touching and caring for it, leading them to a relaxing, comfortable time.
RELEASE By Touch Shampoo / RELEASE By Touch Conditioner – ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
The hair care items in the new RELEASE By Touch series includes shampoo and conditioner that gently cares for both the hair and scalp.
RELEASE By Touch Body Shampoo – ¥1,000 / RELEASE By Touch Body Wash Glove – ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
Lather your skin and body in thick bubbles and enjoy some body care time.
RELEASE By Touch Bath Towel
When you’re done, wrap yourself in a fluffy towel and feel refreshed after your luxurious bath.
If you’re looking for some personal relaxing bath time then you can’t go wrong with the new RELEASE By Touch series from ORBIS.
RELEASE By Touch Series
Release Date: April 23, 2020
Available: At ORBIS stores in Japan and online
Official Website: https://www.orbis.co.jp/
SHIRO to Release New Alcohol Hand Mist and Hand Gel Sanitisers
16.April.2020 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetic brand SHIRO has announced the release of its new “Hand Refreshing Series” of hand sanitisers that both clean and keep hands moisturised.
The products contain 80% alcohol (*1) and can be used to clean your hands (*2).
We are living in a time when taking care of what you touch and washing your hands is of utmost importance. To make life easier for people, SHIRO has created this new line of skincare products.
Chakrasana Hand Refreshener (80ml) – ¥1,600 (Before Tax) / Alcohol: 65% / Contains: Yuzu Peel / Fragrance: Chakrasana
The Chakrasana Hand Refreshener is a hand mist that was released on April 2, 2020. It ensures your hands are sanitised for going outside, while the use of yuzu peel keeps them moisturised. The fragrance used, “Chakrasana,” is an original blend of fresh orange, spicy cloves, and geraniumsーthe latter of which offers a subtle sweet smell.
Hand Refreshener 80 (80ml) – ¥1,800 (Before Tax) / Alcohol: 80% / Contains: Yuzu Peel / Fragrance: Chakrasana, Sabon
Pre-orders are now open via SHIRO’s online store for their new product Hand Refreshener 80 which will launch on April 20. Another hand mist, this version contains 80% alcohol for even cleaner hands. It comes in two fragrances: the above-mentioned Chakrasana as well as Sabon which has a fresh soapy smell.
Hand Refreshing Gel 80 (200ml) – ¥2,800 (Before Tax) / Alcohol: 80% / Contains: Yuzu Peel / Fragrance: Chakrasana, Sabon
Rather than mist, this product comes as a big bottle of gel. Like the mist, it cleans your hands thoroughly while ensuring they do not dry out. Perfect to keep at home or in an office, one bottle can last you up to nearly two months. 1-3 pumps will ensure your hands are nicely sanitised. This product is now available for pre-order and will be shipped between April 23 and early May.
SHIRO has halted the manufacturing of some of its products at its Hokkaido-based factory to focus on producing alcohol sanitising items.
*1: The official homepage of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan states that alcohol is most effective at 70% and above. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that you need at the very least 60% or more to ensure hand sanitation.
*2: This is not a medical or quasi-drug product.
SHIRO Hand Refreshing Series
Official Website: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
South Korean Cosmetic Brand CILY Launches Japan Edition Packaging
12.March.2020 | FASHION
South Korean cosmetic brand CILY released a new “Japan Edition” packaging for its products at LOFT stores around the country on March 7.
CILY is a South Korean cosmetic brand produced by Kang Taeri. Having much experience with various brands of makeup from her fashion photo shoots, Taeri conceived the brand to offer ease-of-use when applying makeup to the masses. Her brand mimics the beauty of Asian women. Japan’s first flagship store opened in Shinsaibashi, Osaka on January 25 this year, which caused the brand to trend on Japanese social media for the power of its products.
The Japan Edition packaging will have pre-sales in Japan. The two-colour chic Korea Edition packaging is available in-store and on CILY’s official online shop.
CILY SILKY LIP – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
This lipstick bears a creamy texture and high tone colouring. Apply for glossy and plump-looking lips.
CILY EYES ON ME – ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
Two mattes and four shimmery and glittery picks make up this collection of 6. Colour your eyes elegantly with this silky powder.
CILY BLOSSOM BLUSH – ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
Though this blush is a powder, it effortlessly slides across the skin with its silky texture.
CILY EVERLASTING MASCARA – ¥1.700 (Before Tax)
Make your eyelashes look natural but with plenty of volume. This mascara keeps your lashes looking beautiful all day.
Get ready for spring with Taeri’s beautiful collection.
CILY JAPAN EDITION
Released: March 7, 2020
CILY Japan Official Website: https://cily.jp/
Japan’s Men Skin Care Brand BULK HOMME to Release Products in France & UK
BULK HOMME, a Japanese skin care brand for men, is releasing a line of its popular products in France and the United Kingdom on March 20, 2020. To date, the company has focused in the Asian region, stocking shelves in Taiwan, China, South Korea and Hong Kong. This will be the first time the company makes its mark in Europe.
BULK HOMME placed top in the Hair Product category at Cosmoprof Bologna 2019 for its product “THE SHAMPOO,” held in Italy last March, making it the first Japanese men’s brand to do so. French professional footballer Kylian Mbappé was even enlisted as the global ambassador for the brand in June 2019.
The company is also using its European expansion as an opportunity to replace its outer packaging form a clear case to paper that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This will begin rolling out this March.
Products Releasing in France/UK
THE FACE WASH
THE SCALP SERUM
THE BUBBLE NET
BULK HOMME is aiming to be in 100 stores throughout France and the UK by March 2021, focusing on getting into upend department stores and with future plans to get into cosmetic stores.
Release Date: (France/UK): March 20, 2020
Official Website: https://bulk.co.jp/
Visiting @cosme TOKYO in HarajukuーThe Place That Satisfies All Of Your Makeup & Cosmetic Needs
04.February.2020 | Uncategorized
@cosme TOKYO is a new flagship store that opened in front of Harajuku Station in Tokyo on January 10, 2020.
@cosme is a web portal centred on makeup and cosmetics. Offering a wealth of beauty information from a number of perspective, the website lets you see the latest trending items in the makeup world from the word on the streetーby letting people comment on and rank itemsーoffers solutions to skincare and makeup-related problems, and more.
@cosme TOKYO is the first-ever physical store by @cosme. Its floor space spans over 1,300 square meters where it houses an enormous selection of cosmetics and makeup products, from inexpensive and affordable quality items to luxury brands. Since opening, it has become the talk of the town in Harajuku.
It’s comprised of three floors, each with their own highlights. Let’s go and check it out.
1st Floor: A Hall of Fame for the latest most popular cosmetics
When you walk into the first floor area, the first thing that’s sure to catch your eye is the incredible “Best Cosmetic Award Tower,” a collection of items that have have won past cosmetic awards for being the best. All the cosmetics are stacked up high in their own little display case.
As you proceed further across the shop floor, there is the “@cosme Weekly Ranking” corner which ranks the most popular items on the website for that week, so customers can always know what products are the best to incorporate into their makeup and beauty routine.
But perhaps the centrepiece of @cosme TOKYO is the “Tester Bar,” where customers are free to try out products using the puffs and cotton pads provided. There’s also a tap and sink for rinsing. You can’t deny how great this service is; without worrying about others, you can try out all the cosmetics to your heart’s desire and then buy them if they’re to your liking.
There are also smart lockers so you can lock your things away, allowing for your hands to be free while you test makeup and shop. But it doesn’t stop there, as there’s even a foreign currency exchange machine which caters for 85 currencies in 120 countries.
2nd Floor: Men’s cosmetics, beauty equipment, and more
Up on the second floor, you’ll find another area that ranks products, this time the ones with the most sales at @cosme TOKYO. Everything is displayed in such a way that it’s easy to find products as they are separated by base makeup, mascara, lipsticks, and so on. You’ll find pop artwork hand drawn by the staff to highlight products, so enjoy comparing and considering all the different items.
Recently in Japan, men’s products have been garnering attention, and so @cosme have created an entire section dedicated to male and unisex makeup items. Picking out makeup with your partner is goals, and now it’s finally becoming a reality.
Another area that’s popularーwith both Japanese people and foreignersーis one that stocks cosmetics made with naturally-derived ingredients from Japan, as well as products with Japanese-style packaging. It’s perfect if you’re looking for Japanese-specific items or for gifts and souvenirs.
Also on the second floor are beauty mirrors so you can check yourself out as well as two Tester Bars, so you can try out products here too.
If you have kids, you can drop them off in the kid’s area while you shop. There’s also bread-feeding rooms and places for changing diapers. They have it all!
3rd Floor: A place to relax exclusive to @cosme app users
The third floor is home to a lounge that can only be used by those who have the @cosme app installed on their phone. It can be used for relaxing or for hanging out with friends. It’s hard to find a such a quiet and relaxing place like this so close to Harajuku Station.
If you want to retouch your makeup, there’s a powder space you can do that for free, as well as oxygen boxes. This floor is packed full of different great services.
@cosme also has its own points system. One point equals one yen, and you get five for just visiting the store.
Anyone and everyone can enjoy a fun and easy shopping experience
Each product in the store has a JAN code on it which when scanned at one of the tablets in store will give you information about that product in multiple languages, including English, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, and Korean. This goes for the map of each floor too, so you can find out what each floor offers without getting lost.
@cosme TOKYO also has free Wi-Fi, and can also ship products around Japan. It offers a comprehensive shopping experience that caters to both Japanese and foreign customers.
You’re sure to find many items you like when visiting @cosme TOKYO, so you can’t miss out on visiting if you’re travelling to Harajuku or Tokyo. Enjoy shopping!
Opened: January 10, 2020
Address: 1-14-27 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://www.cosme.net/flagship/
Cosmetic Brand SUQQU Releases Origami-Themed Spring Colour Collection
15.January.2020 | FASHION
Cosmetic brand SUQQU released their Spring Colour Collection on January 10, 2020. The collection is inspired by Japanese origami, which is light, beautiful and easy to adapt to a variety of situations.
SUQQU Vibrant Rich Lipstick: ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
The Vibrant Rich Lipstick is SUQQU’s first matte lipstick. It feels light on your skin and doesn’t rub off easily. Its rich and radiant colour adds a vivid streak of life to your lips, easily becoming the focal point of your overall look. Its bold colour also has a soft pigment which compliments your skin for a natural look. These lipsticks enjoy a brand new texture comparable to Japanese washi paper, providing the complexion and voluminous lips that all adults desire. These lipsticks will brighten up your entire face with colours perfect for spring.
If you like these lipsticks, then check out the rest of the Spring Colour Collection which includes eye shadows, blushers, highlights, nail polishes and much more.
SUQQU’s Spring Colour collection is the perfect way to prepare for spring 2020.
SUQQU 2020 Spring Colour Collection
Release Date: January 10, 2020
SUQQU Vibrant Rich Lipstick (10 standard colours, 3 limited edition colours): ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
SUQQU Designing Colour Eyes (1 new colour, 1 limited edition colour):¥6,800 Each (Before Tax)
SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes (2 new colours, 1 limited edition colour): ¥3,700 Each (Before Tax)
SUQQU Waterproof Eyelash Mascara (2 limited edition colours):¥4,300 Each (Before Tax)
SUQQU Pure Colour Blush (2 limited edition colours): ¥5,500 Each (Before Tax)
SUQQU Shimmer Liquid Highlighter (1 new colour): ¥3,900 (Before Tax)
SUQQU Nail Colour Polish (3 limited edition colours): ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
SUQQU Official Website: https://www.suqqu.com
Cosmetics brand SHIRO to Release Natural Makeup that Improves Your Skin
Cosmetics brand SHIRO is known for producing makeup that both looks after your skin and brings out your natural beauty. From March 5, 2020, they will be releasing the Calendula Liquid Eyeshadow for a refined and sparkly finish to your eyes and the Calendula Liquid Cheek Tint for silky smooth cheeks and a natural complexion.
Calendula, often known as Pot marigold, is a plant known for its miraculous skin-treating abilities. SHIRO has harnessed its moisturising and healing properties, developing two new products that enjoy the benefits of locking moisture into the skin and a beautiful, natural look. Each Calendula plant is raised organically and harvested by hand in Shimokawa, Hokkaido.
Calendula Liquid Eyeshadow (Comes in 6 colours): ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
Apply the Calendula Liquid Eyeshadow to instantly capture anyone’s gaze. The eyeshadow is water-based, locking in moisture and adding a dynamic effect to your eyes. A small amount will spread far and evenly, instantly attaching to your skin for no risk of smearing.
From top left 0C01 Dusk Orange／0C02 Copper Brown／0C03 Sparkle Light
From bottom left 0C04 Sand Beige／0C05 Grayish Beige／0C06 Sepia Brown
The eyeshadows come in six different colours: four glitter finishes and two matte finishes so you can change your look depending on the occasion.
Calendula Liquid Cheek Tint (Comes in 4 colours): ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
The Calendula Liquid Cheek Tint is oil-based and spreads evenly over your cheeks for a silky smooth, natural complexion. This is perfect for contouring your cheeks so you can enjoy both a radiant glow and healthier skin.
From top left 0C07 Raw Umber／0C08 Foggy Pink, From bottom left 0C09 Coral／ 0C10 Copper Red
This is available in four colours and can also be used as an eyeshadow or to colour your lips after using the 0C01 Copper Red Lip Liner.
SHIRO is not only available in Japan, but also has three shops in London and one in New York. SHIRO uses carefully-selected natural ingredients to bring out the natural beauty of your skin.
Rather than hiding your skin, this makeup embraces it, caring for it and adding a natural finish.
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: Face Masks, Hand Cream & Pouch Set Return in Limited Quantities
We have good news for all you Trainers out there, whether you’ve picked up a copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (or both!) or you’re out there in the wild on Pokémon GO.
Self-care is important when out there catching Pokémon, so the Pokémon Cosmetic Series has decided to restock some of their old favourites. The Pokémon Hand Cream & Pouch Set and Face Mask 5 Set were reintroduced to variety shops across Japan on Tuesday November 26, and they’re all available in limited quantities.
The set of 5 face masks includes not only the Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax and Mew designs from July, but the all-new Gengar edition too. They contain a mix of collagen, hyaluronic acid and shea butter, and are a perfect combatant to the dry weather this winter, ensuring your skin stays moisturised and beautiful. And since they come as a set, they would make for a great gift, especially for Christmas, or even for using during sleepovers with friends.
The hand creams from this September gone have also made a return with each now coming as a set with their own pouches. The creams moisture hands skin, leaving them nice and smooth, and each has its own unique fragrance.
The pouches can only be bought with these sets and feature the same Pokémon as their respective creams. Their small size means you can put them into your handbag too.
Also, every Train who spends over ¥2,000 (excluding tax) on these items will receive an acrylic charm too which can hook onto your pouch, handbag, backpackーwherever you keep your TMs and Poké Balls! There’s 8 to catch, and they’re given out randomly. Which one has caught your eye the most?
Pokémon Hand Cream & Pouch Set
Price: ¥2,150 (Before Tax)
Scent: Sweet Soap Bubbles
Available: At variety shops across Japan
Release Date: Rolls out from November 26, 2019
Face Mask 5 Set
Price: ¥180,0 (Before Tax)
Available: At variety shops across Japan
Release Date: Rolls out from November 26, 2019
Pokémon Gift Cosmetic Series Official Website: https://lovisia.jp/pokemon/
Frozen 2: Make Your Makeup as Beautiful as Elsa With This Tutorial
Frozen 2 dropped its icy embrace on the world today and Disney fans are more thrilled than ever.
All of the characters in the film have their own charm, but it’s Elsa whose beauty has captivated the world over. With the release of the new film and the cold approach of winter, why not try doing your makeup like the queen of Arendelle?
Step ①: Cheeks
Fallen pink snowflakes on those sweet cheeks
Use a blueish-pink blush and apply lower than your cheekbone and on the tip of your nose. Blend in a circular motion to make the blush round. This will create a white, almost transparent glow and will uplift your cheeks.
Step ②: Eyeshadow
Bewitching purple to stand out in a snowy world
Apply a reddish-purple eyeshadow over your eyelidd. A tip is to connect the outline the inner and outer corners of your eyes with a straight line. Then add a bold and shiny purple shadow on top of that across your eyelids. Apply to your lower eyelid too beneath the pupil. If the outline of your eyeshadow has an oblong shape when you open your eye, that’s good.
Step ③: Eyeliner
Eyeliner to look like a sophisticated queen
Using a black liquid eyeliner, follow your eyeline from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Extend the outer line a little and make it parallel. For your lower eyelid, use a black pencil to fill between your eyelashes.
Step ④: Lipstick
Pink lips ready to sing
Use a blueish-pink lipstick on your lips, and make sure it’s layered on nice and thick to serve that sweet aesthetic.
An elegant queen that can harness the ice and the snow
Elsa has the power to turn anything she touches into ice. If you catch a gaze of her enchanting purple eyeshadowed eyes, your heart is sure to skip a beat. If you follow these four makeup points, you too can easily look like the ice queen herself. A perfect look for dates, parties and get-togethers this winter season.
The long-awaited sequel to Disney’s blockbuster animated is finally upon us. The first Frozen film touched the entire world with its frosty beauty with both its story and music. Let It Go in particular was a worldwide phenomenon, and was an immense hit in Japan too.
Frozen 2 sees Elsa embark on a dangerous journey with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven as she discovers why she was born with magical powers, the answer to which is threatening her kingdom.
The new film’s main theme, Into The Unknown, captures the complex feelings and emotions Elsa holds as she steps forth, with all her anxieties and hopes, into a new world.
Frozen 2 Trailer Japanese Version
The first Frozen film was a widespread global hit and there’s no denying that Frozen 2 will follow in its footsteps. Get together with your family, friends or lover to watch it for the best experience.
*All cosmetics used are personal items owned by the stylist
Writer: Ai Watanabe
Photographer: Haruka Yamamoto
Makeup: 橋本 裕介
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
Release Date: November 22, 2019
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios/Motion Pictures
Directors: Chris Buck/Jeniffer Lee
Starring: Idina Menzel (as Elsa), Kristen Bell (as Anna)
Official Website: https://disney.co.uk/movies/frozen-2
6 Must-Buy Japanese Fall/Winter Cosmetic & Skincare Items – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has released its new fall/winter skincare and cosmetic items. With the cold weather cloaking us with its bitter chill, we risk our skin becoming dry and flaky. Plus, with Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, now is the season to dress up and look stylish for parties and get-togethers.
We have selected 6 cosmetic items at Shiseido you should ready yourself with for the increasingly cold weather.
d program Kandan Barrier Essence: Protect your skin from the temperature difference
Outside it’s cold, but indoors it’s hot. That kind of temperature difference can damage your skin, but Shiseido has developed a product to tackle the problem. Part of their d program series, this product protect the skin from drying out by maintaining moisture in your skin during cold winters. The texture is adapted to those who have sensitive skin after washing. Skincare is important during this season, so be sure yours is protected.
d program Kandan Barrier Essence – ¥3,000
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/dp/
ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask: Tighten your pores and replenish moisture overnight
The ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask coats your skin in a gel that balances sebum production and tightens pores while replenishing moisture. It’s to be used 2-3 times a week and worn while you sleep, so apply it before getting into bed and enjoy waking up with gorgeous and glowing skin. It’s a simple skincare routine and a great product that can be used for beautiful skin all-year round.
ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/elixir/reflet/
Senka All Clear Double W Foam: Cleanse your face and remove your makeup with thick foam
Senka is a skincare brand hugely popular not only in Japan but Taiwan, South Korea, and other parts of southeast Asia. This new product is a 2-in-1 makeup remover and facial cleanser.
One push of the bottle releases a nice thick dollop of foam which you apply to your face. You don’t need any water, you can wash just with this. It’s made with rice bran oil which easily removes makeup as well as unclogs pores for thoroughly cleansed and beautiful skin. It’s a great product to use in those mornings when you’re not using makeup.
In the same series from Senka is their White Beauty Serum in Foundation, a natural-looking foundation that gives that no-makeup look. It’s packed full of beautifying components and is a great skincare option when using makeup.
This line is also easy to buy if you’re living outside of Japan, so be sure to check it out.
Sengan Senka Senka All Clear Double W Foam -open price
Junpaku Senka White Beauty Serum in Foundation -open price
Official Webpage: http://www.hada-senka.com/
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize: Add accent to your night-out eye makeup
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize is the perfect choice for eye shadow when you’re looking to spice up your look for a Christmas or New Year’s. It can also be used as everyday eye shadow, and contains highlight pearls and shading pearls which help to highlight your eye makeupーideal for parties. The line-up includes 19 colours, including 3 new ones: Masala Chai (reddish-brown), Cinnamon (orange), and Odo Brown (walnut). Pick your weapon of choice!
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize: ¥500
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/mj/
Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara: Road to natural-looking eyebrows
Whenever you’re going to an event, you want to put some effort into your eyebrows, right? This product is the ideal choice for getting those natural-looking eyebrows. It’s a mascara but it’s powdered so doesn’t clump your brows. It comes in 5 different colours, so coordinate your brows accordingly with your outfit.
Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara
Official Webpage: http://www.shiseido.co.jp/ie/
Limited Edition Frozen 2 Items: Great gift ideas
Five brands have teamed up with “Frozen 2″ to release their own Anna and Elsa-inspired cosmetic designs.
MAQuillAGE’s lipstick is shiny like snowflakes and is fun to use when putting on your makeup.
Limited Edition “Frozen 2” Designs
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/cms/onlineshop/campaign/h/collaboration/
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: Hand Cream to Protect Your Hands Catching Pokémon During the Winter
The Pokémon Cosmetic Series is the gift that keeps on giving. Trainers who missed out on catching the immensely popular Pokémon Hand Cream from last year will be happy to hear that a new line of hand creams just dropped on Thursday (September 26).
This time around, Slowpoke and Mew have joined the fray, in addition to Pikachu and Eevee returning. Their fragrance has been made even more tempting.
The cosmetic series has enjoyed incredible popularity with its diverse line-up, which has spanned face masks, lip cream, hand cream, lip gloss, point packs, mirrors, and body gel. The hand cream in particular was a huge hit amongst fans, who can delight in two new additions: Slowpoke with his cute expression, and the mysterious Mew.
Pokémon Hand Cream – ¥800 (Before Tax)
Pikachu and Eevee’s tube designs have been updated too and made even cuter than before. The four creams are a great gift to either yourself or friends.
Each bottle has a different fragrance: Pikachu’s floral pink bouquet, Eevee’s refreshing oriental lime, Slowpoke’s luxurious cherry blossom, and Mew’s soft and pure soap.
These creams aren’t just cute and for show however, they really work: moisturising your skin with their fresh texture and leaving it nice and smooth without that unwanted stickiness. Their small size makes them a super ideal thing to have in your bag alongside your Poké Balls and Pokédex during the dry weather. No Trainer should leave home without one!