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

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  • Help Me Choose! Japan’s Trending Makeup #3: Autumn & Winter Cosmetics

    30.August.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

    “Help Me Choose!” is the first ever featured article series where I, Yuri “Yurippa” Suganuma, feature as the writer, model and director.

     

    I’ve been conservative with my eyeliner when doing my makeup recently, instead wanting to go for a more effortless style to convey my eyes. I’ve also been having more fun with eyeshadow, and I’ve wanted to make my lips the centerpiece of my makeup, so I’ve been making additions and subtractions which has slowly led to a more grown-up look.

     

    So, for my recommended autumn/winter cosmetics this time around I’ll be focusing on eyeshadow, lips, and cheeks. These are items I’ve been interested in and am buying. Here’s my review.

    ▶︎THREE

    THREE Dimensional Vision Eye Palette 03 – ¥7,020 (Tax Included)

     

    This palette features four colours, none of which you will ignore. The colours also have different textures including pearl, matte powder, and cream.

     

    Today’s Makeup:

    ①For the whole eyelid

    ②For the undereye

    ③Adds gradation to the double eyelid

    ④Adds accent to the inner corner

     

    I tried playing around a bit! Although I added colour and glitter to the inner corners of my eyes I’m all about it.

     

    According to THREE, this is the order you should put these items on:

    1. Add the ② cream eyeshadow to your whole eyelid

    2.Add the ③ colour as a base around the edge of your ueye

    3.Layer ① on your whole eyelid

    4.Finish with ④ as a highlighter

     

    Using the cream eyeshadow as a base brings out the orange to make it look even better!

     

    Part of the fun of this eye palette is how easily arranged it all is. The colours in this palette in particular are extremely popular.

     

    ▶︎RMK

    RMK Stone Blossom Brush 03 – ¥3,456 (Tax Included)

     

    The thin powder blends softly into your cheeks. It gives gentle colouring while still bringing your whole face to life, making it an indispensable item. And terracotta looks good on anyone.

     

    And how about combining it with this?

     

    RMK Stone Blossom Lips 05 – ¥3,780 (Tax Included)

     

    This lipstick is a smooth cream type. The orange hype is just beginning. It has a slightly deep colour and gives off a casual grown-up vibe. It also has moisturizing ingredients in it making it great for winter when your lips dry up.

     

    By the way, this collection was inspired by the stony beaches of Málaga in Spain. The items are limited-edition so get your hands on them ASAP.

     

    ▶︎CHANEL

    (New Colour) Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme 130 – ¥4,536 (Tax Included)

     

    From my always-favourite Rouge Allure Velvet series comes a new colour and a limited-edition colour from CHANEL! At first glance, No. 130 looks like a deep red, but when you put it on it also has a slight purple tinge to it, serving up a wine colour.

     

    The deep burgundy makes you look like a lady and is sure to captivate. If you’re a girl who loves autumn/winter collections then you won’t be able to resist the colour of this one!

     

    (Limited Edition Colour) Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme 128 – ¥4,536 (Tax Included)

     

    Orange beige. Beige lipstick has yet to become a thing around the world, but this colour isn’t overly plain and even works on myself! The beige has a subtle, healthy orange in it. Another stylish colour from CHANEL.

     

    Another thing I like is how the case is matte (normally in the Velvet series it’s glossy). Autumn/winter vibes, I’m all about it!

     

     

    ▶︎GUERLAIN

    GUERLAIN Glitter Eyeliner 02 KAKI & 03 BURGUNDY – ¥5,508 Each (Tax Included)

     

    This glittery liquid eyeliner gleams and looks just as it does when applied to yourself. It gives your eyes a beautiful impact, and both of this colours are good taste.

     

    ▶︎SHIRO

    SHIRO Ginger Lipstick 9I08 Vintage Brown – ¥4,320 (Tax Included)

     

    SHIRO have released their very first lipstick collection. The vintage brown has a deep, elegant look to it. SHIRO really are amazing. They’ve become a brand I just can’t let go. Everyone who sees this colour says it’s cute. I especially want to recommend this one to those of you who are beginners to orange and browns. It’s a really stylish one.

     

    Incidentally, the brand actually changed its logo to commemorate its 10th anniversary, from “shiro” to “SHIRO.”

     

    “Do you have anything a little more natural?”

     

    ▶︎THE PUBLIC ORGANIC

    THE PUBLIC ORGANIC Essential Oil Colour Lipstick Noble Orange – ¥700 (Tax Included)

     

    This organic cosmetic item is 100% natural. It’s made with the skin in mind to ensure it’s good to it. It also has a nice roughness to it like when taking your makeup off with soap. This terracotta orange adds just a touch of colour so as to make full use of the lips’ natural colour.

     

    This lipstick was originally released as a limited-edition item last year and blew up on social media, but they are set to bring it back as a regular item this year on September 25.

     

     

    ーYurippa’s Closing Commentsー

    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.

     

    I’m actually really into the new eyeshadow from TOMFORD, but I wasn’t able to get ahold of it by the photoshoot so I had to leave it out this time, TOMFORD’s eyeshadow is amazing  too!

     

    I’m a girl who loves autumn and winter, so I’m looking forward to the coming seasons. I want to use lots of different coloured items and become an even more beautiful woman―more than in summer and more than I am now!

     

     

    Writer / Model  Yuri Suganuma
    Photographer  / Haruka Yamamoto

    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.

  • YOUCA’s Formula For a Fine Face Vol. 1: Oriental Face

    19.August.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

    Popular Japanese hair and makeup artist YOUCA is an analyzer of the latest makeup collections. In this new featured series, YOUCA reveals the secret formula to easily incorporating today’s makeup trends into your daily routine. In Volume 1, she showcases midsummer oriental-style makeup. Learn the formula for a fine face by following her trendy tips and tricks.

    Oriental Face Formula = Turquoise Line x Terracotta Lipstick + Flower Print

    YOUCA: “The 2019 fall/winter collections have been adventurous with eye makeup colours, featuring things like paint makeup and graphic eyeliner. Those are hard to incorporate with your everyday looks, so I recommend just using them in one spot. I’m serving makeup colours that go well with the botanical look, something which is in fashion right now.”

    Turquoise Line: Go casual with a single coloured line drawn from your eye

    What we are focusing on here is the single coloured eye makeup line. By choosing a colour like turquoise, which is far away from skin colour, it highlights the eyes more. With this style you are looking to make the eyeline stand out, so we want to be low-key with the eyeshadow. All YOUCA has done here is used grey eyeshadow (pictured top right) which is spread thinly. The eyelashes are not raised and only a little mascara has been applied. Then, using the eyeliner (pictured bottom left), she has drawn a thin line just above where the double eyelid ends. Simply apply the colour as it is without flicking it up for a more effortless eye.

    Terracotta Lipstick: Sophisticated grown-up lips without looking overly pop

    The colour of terracotta, which is a type of earthenware, goes really well with floral designs. It’s also a perfect match with the turquoise eyeliner. Just put a little bit of the terracotta lipstick (pictured bottom right) on your lips and pat it with your finger to blend. Keep in mind that the eyes are the main focus so don’t emphasize your lips too much.

     

    To make your eye makeup stand out even more, try to go makeup-less as much as possible on your skin. YOUCA is using the purple makeup base from Shinseido (pictured bottom) instead of foundation which gives a more no-makeup naked look. For her cheeks, she’s using the Cream Cheek (pictured top right) by Celvoke and applying it thinly to her cheeks to give her a more grown-up look.

    Clockwise From Top Left

    Top Left: SHISEIDO Essentialist Eye Palette 02 – ¥4,000 / Shiseido International

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

    Bottom Right: SHISEIDO Kajal InkArtist 07 – ¥2,200 / Shiseido International

    Bottom Middle: Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer – ¥4,000 / Shiseido International

    Bottom Left: Celvoke Dignified Lips 09 – ¥3,200

     

    Styling Credit
    Shirt (Stylist’s Own Item) / DISCOVERED: Pants ¥27,000 / flake: Earrings ¥24,000, Bangle ¥46,000/ agete: Ring (Gold/Right Hand Ring Finger) ¥22,000 / IDEALITE: Ring (Silver/Right Hand Index Finger)

     

    SHOP LIST
    agete 0800-300-3314
    IDEALITE 03-5413-3546(alpha PR)
    Shinseido International 0120-81-4710

    Celvoke 03-3261-2892
    DISCOVERED 03-3463-3082
    flake 03-5833-0013

     

    Staff Credit
    Photographer:中野 与志夫
    Styling:橋本 裕介
    Model:KAINO Yu
    Writer:石井 佐代子
    Editor:YOUCA

     

    *All prices listed are pre-tax prices

     

    Source: https://asbs.jp/archives/43166(Japanese)

     

  • Self-Care Like a Magical Girl With Ojamajo Doremi’s 20th Anniversary Lip Balm

    09.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / Uncategorized

    Bandai’s official online store Premium Bandai has teamed up with Japanese makeup brand CreerBeaute to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the magical girl TV anime series Ojamajo Doremi by releasing a set of two different lip balms. Both have been made to look like the Pollon wands used by the witches in the series to cast magic: one is based on the Peperuto Pollon from the original series and the other on Pikotto Pollon from Ojamajo Doremi # (Sharp).

    The former lip balm is filled with colourful balls representing the Magic Spheres from the series which a witch needs to power her Pollon to use magic. When used on the lips the balls add a natural pink colour to them along with a sweet and sour strawberry scent♡

    The Pikotto Pollon lip balm on the other hand is filled with pink pearls, bringing to life the gorgeous appearance of the original wand. This lip balm adds a natural complexion to your lips with its red colour and ensures they stay hydrated and looking healthy. This one has a floral rose fragrance.

     

    If you want to keep your lips looking and smelling as sweet as a magical girl’s, then pucker up with this limited-edition set.

     

    ©Toei Animation

  • Help Me Choose! Japan’s Trending Makeup #2: Yurippa’s Repeat Cosmetic Pickups♡

    05.June.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

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

     

    As long as you’re stocked up on these items, you’re good to go. In this special edition, I will showcase cosmetics that I’m a repeat buyer of and would definitely buy again.

    ▽Skincare

    The first thing I should mention is my skin type.

    ・I have tough skin and so it doesn’t blemish easily

    ・It becomes dull when I have lack of sleep

    ・With my combination skin, it’s easy to spot oily areas (T Zone) and dry areas (around the eyes, U Zone)

     

    Like this.

     

    Using my knowledge of various cosmetics and methods I have tried I would like to showcase my recommendations. (Don’t worry if you don’t have the same skin type as me as some of the items I have picked can be used with other types too, so be sure to take a look.)

     

    Finally, you’ll be happy to know that these can be used during all seasons.

     

    So, ready to give it a go?

     

    ▶︎Dior Capture Youth Series

    Quickly and actively delays the appearance of signs of ageing. This series was created to retain youthful looking skin. There are six serums to choose from which cater to different skin conditions. Each can be used on their own or in combination with your own serum products. I’ve made a custom serum for myself by combining two different types.

     

    1. Intense Rescue Oil (30ml) – ¥12,420 *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    (Effective against dry skin and helps maintain moisture. Supplements lipids.)

     

    2. Glow Booster (30ml) – ¥12,420 *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    (Rich in Vitamin C. Leaves skin glowing and feeling invigorated.)

     

    For face lotion, I use 3.Enzyme Solution. It has a refreshing water-like texture and leaves skin moist. Good to use on skin that favours serums in this series.

    Enzyme Solution (150ml) – ¥7,452 *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

     

    For cream, I use 9.Capture Youth Creme. It doesn’t remove the face lotion or the serum and doesn’t feel sticky.

    Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Creme (50ml) – ¥12,420 *Photo is my own. Price shown is as was on the day of purchase.

    It’s safe to say that after using this series, I don’t even know what dry skin is anymore. It really is that effective!

     

    ▶︎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.

  • Switching on my silky-smooth and dazzling self with makeup

    26.December.2018 | FASHION

    Makeup is the habitual routine I use to affirm myself every morning. I borrow just a little magic that cosmetics offers to add to my natural self. Let’s all start a healthy makeup schedule together―one for the women out there so they can go about silky-smooth.

     

    The rising root of strength from within

    Just a spoonful of wildness – without overdoing it. Those nonchalant, accidental gestures so beautiful as to be enticing. Natural but strongly attractive. Having skin that will make anyone spontaneously want to touch it.

     

    Dignified, feminine

    No soft spot left unturned. By relaxing your face, that gentle femininity will flow out.  That simple and cool girl smile without anything put on will inspire with its transparency.

     

    Make up your face with highlighter, using no foundation. Bring out a wildness using a grey mascara base with fibres on your eyebrows. For lips, make them look healthier with gloss.

     

    Clockwise from the top left: ①ADDICTION Sheer Pressed Powder,②Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, ③THREE Pressed Eyebrow Duo, ④Elegance Eyebrow Slim, ⑤RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer, ⑥FLOWFUSHI Mote Mascara, ⑦ADDICTION Tint Lip Protector

     

    Source:https://asbs.jp/archives/33688(Japanese)

  • Limited edition lipsticks presented in a book-box from clé de peau BEAUTÉ

    11.November.2018 | FASHION

    The lipstick is presented in a book box, accompanied by an original story, with illustrations by Aiko Fukuda.

    Their corporate logo is an illustration of a key to “Unlock the power of your radiance” for women who wear their genuine lipstick. Two special lipsticks from their collection, selected by texture and color, will be available in this gift set.

    This makes for a gorgeous gift for your loved ones or yourself. Have a wonderful holiday season with lipsticks of clé de peau BEAUTÉ

  • 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.

  • Rikako Ōya’s #OOTD (September 2018)

    27.September.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES

    Rikako “Ricopin” is a Japanese model and this is her featured article series in which she delivers the latest fashion from Japan.

     

    For her 8th entry to the series, Ricopin is serving us a “Neo-Punk Mix” theme. The style incorporates elements of hardcore punk while lacing it with the kind of street and girly vibes that are in today―Ricopin style. She’s also joined once more by Yuri Suganuma again this month in her personal co-ord section.

     

    Street Mix means playing with colours & designs

    The t-shirt and knitted fabric pants have that 90s street style vibe to them. Nonchalantly added to that is checkered outerwear and a pair of boots which act as her punk components. By daring to add these colours it creates a unique, one-step-ahead of the pack punk style.

     

    KAWI JAMELE (LTN Showrooms): T-Shirt ¥2,800, Knitted Pants ¥11,800, Knitted Beret ¥2,800, Boots ¥13,800

    *Everything else are items from the stylist.

     

     

    An orthodox punk look with leather and a checkered pattern

    The leather jacket and checkered skirt alone give that “hard” look – they’re an indispensable combination in punk. The bright red t-shirt adds a change to the look while the long length of the skirt adds the kind of silhouette that’s in right now.

     

    Aymmy in the batty girls: T-Shirt ¥7,500, Checkered Long Skirt ¥22,000

    *Everything else are items from the stylist.

     

    Serving spicy sweetness with a rockabilly mix

    This style combines a glittery top with a circular skirt that falls gently. These girly monotone items serve a 50s rockabilly style while the redness of the hat give a punk element.

     

    Aymmy in the batty girls: Beret ¥8,000, Skirt ¥14,000 / KAWI JAMELE (LTN Showroom): Shoes ¥12,800

    *Everything else are items from the stylist.

     

    <Ricopin’s Thoughts>

    “I’ve loved that hard style since long ago. During middle school I was crazy on black co-ords, and before that I wore a lot of leather accessories. But this time I did things like combining a jacket with a deep blue checkered pattern, and added more colours to the co-ords. Even thought it was in the ‘hard’ realm I really felt a newness! The purple and orange combination in the first co-ord is also my theme colour for this year. I also added purple lipstick to match. Just wearing that really brings out your face. It makes you look stylish so I recommend it. The styling of the third co-ord with the checkered skirt is my favourite! The glitter material and skirt seem girly but they’re also cool. It seems easy to look flashy by just adding small accessories. The truth is whenever I go shopping after doing these shoots [for this article series] I’m learning while remembering how I combined things. Up to now I’ve done a lot of styles that are more bright and cheerful so for autumn and winter I sure want to go for something chic and cool!”

     

    Cooperating Stores

    LTN Showroom (KAWI JAMELE) (03-6690-8776), Aymmy in the batty girls  (03-3470-0140)

     

    In this section, Style Leader Ricopin shows us what clothes she’s into right now. This month she’s joined again by Yuri Suganuma, a model who Ricopin has much respect and affection for.

     

    Serving autumn with colours that are more chic than usual

    <Ricopin Interview>

    “I haven’t owned a lot of autumn browns and smoky colours up to now, but recently I’ve been wearing beige Chinos, and I like incorporating pink beige like today, so I’ve started collecting them. They are mellow colours but have their standout traits. I’m losing my strength to them they’re so easy to get by with (laughs). For example although t-shirts are standard simply changing the colour makes it autumn-like and changes the entire feel. That’s what I’m showing. I combined it with black but short pants and sandals aren’t too heavy and look good for the turning point of the seasons. It was a very fun photo shoot♡”

     

    <Yuri Suganuma Interview>

    “The first thing that popped into my head for this autumn coloured shoot was the colour orange. The orange skirt and orange logo on the t-shirt gives a sense of uniformity.The skirt and boots are also leather. Heavy material like that brings out the seasonal vibes. Incidentally, when I came up with this outfit, I realised the colours felt Halloween-y and thought ‘this really is an autumn outfit!’ (laughs) And Ricopin combined beige with black so we look like twins which I’m glad about!”

  • 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/

  • Ukiyo-e Soap On Sale at SOLEIL TOKYO Pop-up Store in Shinjuku NEWoMan

    08.August.2018 | FASHION

    A brand of Ukiyo-e themed soap by Hinata Hina is currently on sale at the SOLEIL TOKYO pop-up store in Shinjuku NEWoMan, a huge shopping mall packed with fashion boutiques, food shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants, and more. The soap is available until August 16.

     

    The soap was created with the Edo period in mind. There are two different gift packages being sold in addition to three new designs available in early limited stock before they go on general sale.

    The soap is a fusion of original lactic acid bacteria which enables a luxurious marshmallow-like foam when lathered that’s gentle to the skin, opening your path to looking beautiful like those in the ukiyo-e illustrations.

     

    The soaps are made in Japan and are made using only the necessary ingredients. They are made simply, use no synthetic surfactant and are odour-free. This is all replaced with natural ingredients like plant lactobacillus, yeast, honey, and olive oil.

     

    They make for a perfect souvenir for Japanese, so be sure to check them out if you’re in Shinjuku.

     

    ■Information
    Ukiyo-e Soap

    Shop Name: SOLEIL TOKYO Pop-up Store

    Available: July 23, 2018 – August 16, 2018

    Location: NEWoMan lab. 1F (4-1-6 Shinjuku, Tokyo)

     

    Official Sales Page:  http://hinatahina.com/ukiyoe/

     

  • Experience Japanese Culture #5: Film camera part 2 – developing and printing pictures for the first time!

    13.July.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Welcome to Model Yuri Suganuma’s series where she discovers a new hobby! This is a continuation from her previous article where she first discovers her love for film cameras. Lately, she’s becoming more absorbed in this hobby, and after paying a visit to a second-hand camera shop in Shinjuku, she managed to get her hands on her dream camera! However, unless she gets her photos developed and printed, or gets them transferred into a digital format, she won’t be able to see any of her pictures. Upon this realisation, she travelled to Gakuei-daigaku station because her favourite photo shop “monogram” is located on this street. Presenting her much-loved film camera along with her first film roll full of dear memories to the staff, they took it off her hands to get the photos developed and printed. Monogram is known to take a lot of care in printing their photos perfectly. Did any of Yurippa’s photos really catch her eye?

    “This photo shop has such a cool image!” exclaimed Yurippa. She brought along with her two films she had taken with a film compact camera that she bought last month. She managed to restrain herself from getting them developed as soon as possible, committing to the decision to get them developed at an opportunity where we could also tag along!

    After Yurippa handed the undeveloped film to the staff, they asked her a series of questions: would you like prints or digital photos on a CD? What size would you like the prints? What kind of photo paper would you like them to be printed on? And lastly, would you like a white border on your prints? Yurippa couldn’t believe just how much choice she was given! That’s right – monogram can fulfil this many requests! Yurippa wanted a copy of the photos on her phone as well as prints so she asked for both digital photos on CD and prints on matte paper with a white border.

    Another cool service offered by monogram is that you can choose to have a colour tint on your photos. Monogram is also popular because of their ability to adjust the colours for printed and digitalised negative photos. There aren’t many photo shops around like this that will adjust the colours for you. They will also avoid loading their conversations with technical terms (unless you want them to). Yurippa asked for “California style” vivid photographs. They wrote down her order – take a look at her order sheet! Can you see just how unique monogram is in comparison to other photo shops? Yurippa waited in excitement to witness the outcome.

    They really proved their ability to produce special photos! First off, they placed the film in the developer. As well as developing solution, there are a range of chemicals in the machine. Afterwards, the film was processed for negative photos.

    The negative images were scanned and then printed on photo paper. This is the stage at which they were made into California style photographs. Three staff members at monogram overlooked the printing process. As each has their own unique style of printing, they can be designated to certain customers. This truly is the real world of a photography specialists! The staff just say: “leave it to us”, and they adjust the colours to complement the photo!

    Whilst waiting for the prints to be done, Yurippa spent some time browsing the shop for another film for her camera, which is the Konica Genba Kantoku that uses 35mm film. This is a standard film size that is easy to get your hands on. A staff member at the store explained to her what the numbers written on the film box meant. 100 is well suited for photos taken during the day, whereas 400 is an allrounder, as it is also suitable for taking photos during the day and also photos taken indoors. On the other hand, 800 is suited to photos taken indoors, on cloudy days and during the night. In other words, this number is the measurement of the film’s sensitivity to light in numerical value (ISO), they explained. As Yurippa is always on the go with her camera and taking photos during the day, she chose an ISO 400 film. She decided to purchase the Kodak ULTRAMAX400 for photos with an American vibe.

    Although this store specialises in developing photos, the shop is filled with camera accessories. A silver hand strap particularly caught Yurippa’s eye. Just by attaching one of these accessories, your camera will look really glamourous! Having said that, they suited her camera to the extent that they appeared to have been specifically made for it!

    The silver leather hand strap was launched as monogram’s 10-year anniversary edition accessory. It costs ¥ 2,000+ tax.

    …The prints are ready! They were all perfect personal photos. Yurippa was constantly hiding the photos and peaking at them. She selected her favourite ones to share with us – the feeling of the matte paper was really nice.

     

    They look so cool! Did I really take these myself? She asked. The locations in the photos are very distinct. Although digital photos are very useful, the feel of prints in your very own hand is just a wonderful feeling. You would want to give these to friends as a present. Having said that, the quality of these photos is so high that you begin to question whether you actually took them yourself!

    Finally, we asked Yurippa for her thoughts on today. “I used to think that developing photos involved exposing them to lasers. I was surprised to discover that this can be done with developing solution! There is just too much that I don’t know about photos taken with film. It is great fun to learn so much! I initially started this whole photo project because I didn’t have anything in particular that I would call a hobby, but now there’s no doubt that this is becoming one of my new favourite hobbies!

    <Shop information>

    monogram

    Address:2-19-13, Takaban, Meguro, Tokyo

    Phone number:03-3760-5852

    Opening hours: 12:00〜20:00(Closed on Wednesdays)

    Access:1-minute walk from East exit of Gakuei-daigaku station  (Tokyu Yokohama line)

    URL:http://monogram.co.jp

    <Profile>
    Model:Yuri Suganuma @yurippa93
    yuri_profile

    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.

     

  • Experience Japanese Culture #4 – Searching for a Film Camera in Shinjuku’s Used Camera Shops

    30.May.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    This is Yuri ‘Yurippa’ Suganuma’s featured article series in which she takes us on her adventures to cultivate new hobbies.

     

    Yurippa has been interested in photography for some time now, but she’s been unsure which camera she should buy. So, she decided to head to some used camera stores,  Lucky Camera Shop andChuko Camera Box in Shinjuku to find the perfect camera that best suits her. Was she able to find the right one…? Let’s find out!

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    The first place Yurippa stopped by was Lucky Camera Shop. It’s located next to Isetan Shinjuku and has a kind of foreign, non-Japanese air to it. When Yurippa saw the eye-catching red exterior of the shop, it was loved at first sight. In any case, time to head in!

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    The store is lined with cameras made in lots of different countries including Japan, Germany and the US. Lucky Camera Shop puts a lot of effort into stocking foreign-made cameras and mechanical cameras with everything built in. They have a varied line-up, including famous Leica cameras.

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    The Leica parts were all expensive – the bodies and lenses were both over ¥100,000 ($915)!

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    Yurippa was shown a camera she was interested in from inside the showcase. The left was a single-lens reflex Olympus OM-1 and the right was a Barnack Leica. 35mm films are all the rage right now, and these were some of the first models to use them. Both are at a nice, compact size.

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    Yurippa was blown away looking through the viewfinder of the Olympus OM-1. ‘You can see things easily, so much so that everything looks even more beautiful through the viewfinder!’ she said.

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    Next, Yurippa also tried the Barnack Leica. It’s a valuable camera that has you feeling a little nervous touching it. She said surprised at how quiet the shutter was, to which the shop assistant explained, “This is a different single-lens reflex to that of the OM-1. There’s no mirror inside so the shutter is quiet.” Yurippa learned much about how cameras are put together differently, as well as the diverse number of types available.

     

    ■Information

    Lucky Camera Shop

    Address: Gomeikan Bldg. 1F, 3-3-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-3354-7898

    Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00

    Access: 5-minutes on foot from JR Shinjuku Station / 1-minute on foot from Shinjuku Sanchome Station

    Website: http://lucky-camera.com/

     

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    The next shop Yurippa headed to was Chuko Camera Box. It’s a used camera store located along Shinjuku Electric Street (Shinjuku Denki-gai). The showcase is crowded with cameras, and the shop has an atmosphere to it like a secret hideout.

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    “It’d be great to have a camera that’s small and easy to use. One that I can take out and snap a photo with straight away. That’d definitely be fun!” said Yurippa while looking in earnest for a camera.

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    She continued to search with these keywords in mind, focusing on auto-focus film compact cameras. And then, she found it. In her hands was the Genba Kantoku from Konica. You can snap a photo just by pressing the shutter. It has auto-focus, flash and auto-load. “It’s a little big, but it’s affordable and seems easy to use!”

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    Chuko Camera Box is famous for its friendly store clerk and regular customers. Yurippa learned that the Genba Kantoku was formerly used for recording at construction sites. It’s durable and can get wet or be dropped and has an excellent lens. She’s finally made her purchase!

     

    ■Information

    Chuko Camera Box

    Address: 1-13-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

    Tel: 03-5339-2701

    Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30

    Access: 2-minutes on foot from Shinjuku Station

    Website: http://camerabox.web.fc2.com

     

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    Yurippa loaded her Genba Kantoku right away with 35mm film. Simply take out the film tip and close it on its back. Film cameras can seem tricky, but there are easy-to-use ones like this too!

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    Yurippa was hugely satisfied finally getting her hands on her long-sought film camera. In the second part of this article, she will develop and print the photos that she has taken with her Genba Kantoku at a photo shop.

     

    How about getting yourself your own film camera and to start up photography yourself?

    Profile

    Model: Yuri Suganuma @yurippa93

    yuri_profile

    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.

     

    Photographer & Writer: Haruka Yamamoto

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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