The Best of the Best Makeup
@Cosme, the largest beauty portal website in Japan, ranks products based on member rankings. The site is made up of over 12 million user posts and 250,000 product reviews! Check out @Cosme's top picks for makeup products in six categories, all selected by users.
Eyeliner: Kiss Me Heroine Smooth Liquid Eyeliner Super Keep
Kiss Me Heroine Smooth Liquid Eyeliner Super Keep was voted the best eyeliner on the market in Japan. This eyeliner is relatively cheap in Japan (¥1,000) but when it's sold overseas it's not only very difficult to find but the price is usually jacked up two or three times!
Blush: Canmake Lip & Cheek Gel
This long-wearing blusher can serve as a multi-purpose lip or cheek flusher, and it's also a bargain at around ¥600 in Japan—but it still beat out blushes that were nearly 10 times the price!
Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine was @Cosme's top lipstick. While it may seem a bit pricey (¥4,000 for one tube!), it still beat out all the competition.
Lipgloss: Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (also a bit pricey at ¥3,500 a tube) is infused with collagen and active ingredients meant to plump up your lips. It also comes in a wide variety of colors.
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Eye Shadow: Excel Skinny Rich Eye Shadow
Reasonably priced at ¥1,620, this eye shadow palette includes four different colors, all with perfectly shimmering finishes. The colors are meant to work well with each other to create a glamorous and coordinated result.
Mascara: Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula
Priced at ¥3,500 a tube inJapan, this mascara comes from Clinique, a department store brand. Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula is supposed to stay in place and never smudge all day long! (And a little secret: it's actually cheaper overseas!)