15 Must-Buy Japanese Cosmetic Brands For All Tastes and Budgets
Japan's drugstores are just like your regular pharmacy stores, but they've branched out from the usual products like pain killers and cleaning supplies to include cosmetics! Here we present 15 must-buy Japanese cosmetic brands, including famous ones like SK-Ⅱ and inexpensive ones like Canmake. A perfect guide for possible souvenirs!
Feb 25 2015 (Apr 23 2020)
Canmake is everywhere and is very affordable. You can buy an eye shadow for 600 yen! The quality is good, considering its price. Official site here.
Daiso is an all 100 yen store, meaning all the products sold in the store are 100 yen (tax excluded). Cosmetics from Daiso (especially Elfa pearl eye shadow) have a high reputation on the Japanese cosmetic review site, @cosme. Official site here.
Cezanne is a cosmetic brand widely seen in drug stores. Their products are meant for everyday use but are high in quality and low in price. This is true to this day. Official site here.
5. Coffret D'or
Coffret D'or is famous for using widely-known actresses such as Satomi Ishihara, Masami Nagahara, Hiromi Nagasaku and so on. Their make-up is perfect for every day use. Official site here.
KATE isn't exactly everyday make up, but more for when you're going out on the weekends, or for when you're feeling daring. But you can of course use it whenever you want. Official site here.
7. MAJOLICA MAJORCA
Majolica Majorca is fun just looking through the official site. Every product has a short back story, often themed with fantasy and delight. Products aren't that expensive, so that's nice too! Official site here.
8. Hada Labo
Hada Labo is a brand of toners and beauty lotions. It is especially famous for its product Goku-jun, as shown above. Official site here.
9. Tsubaki Oil, Ooshima Tsubaki
This is a little pricey, but definitely worth the money. Tsubaki oil is camellia oil. Ooshima tsubaki's oil is 100% camellia, making your damaged hair luscious and fine. Official site here.
10. Muji Products
Comestics from MUJI Products may not that be decorative, but they are effective. Their skin toners and hohoba oil are highly recommended. Official site here.
11. Abura Tori Gami,Yojiya
Abura torigami means oil-absorbing paper. You can absorb your face oil without messing up your make up. Official site here.
13. MAQuillAGECedric Meleard/Flickr
MAQuillAGE products have vibrant colors and beautiful packaging. May be a little pricey compared to the brands above, but worth your money! Official site here.
I'm sure everyone has heard of this brand at least once. It is worth the fame. I personally love their eye lash curler. Official site here.
SK-Ⅱ is an anti-aging line of products especially famous for its skin toners. It is very expensive, but continued use produces dramatic results. Official site here.
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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.