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Lifesaving Japanese Drugstore Makeup

Makeup Cosmetics & Medicine Life in Japan

Japan can be a dangerous place for makeup addicts. The country is home to a number of excellent exclusive brands, adorable packaging, and best of all, affordable drugstore makeup products that can compete with the best. We break down the top five Japanese products you absolutely can’t miss out on.

5. Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes Eye Shadow

5. Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes Eye Shadow

Shiseido’s Majolica Majorca brand of makeup is well known for its staying power and quality. These little eye shadow quads are no exception. These shadows come in an array of gorgeous colors and last for hours, even without primer.

4. Sana New Born W Eyebrow Pencil

This little eyebrow wand nearly pays for itself. It includes the eyebrow pencil, powder for filling in the gaps, and a little spoolie to keep those brows in line once you’ve shaped them. This pencil lasts for months before you have to buy a new one.

3. Dollywink Eyelashes

These falsies are easy to apply, and are of such great quality that you can hang onto them for a long time. Despite the name, they give you lovely, natural-looking lashes. You can easily find them in a wide variety of different styles.

2. Kate Gel Eyeliner

This drugstore gel liner may not come in a package fit for a princess like some of the others on this list, but it can stand on its own among other higher quality brands. It’s a cinch to apply, and once it’s on it won’t budge until you want it to. This product is often compared to gel liners by Bobbi Brown and MAC.

1. Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara

While there’s already a Majolica Majorca entry on the list, no discussion of Japanese makeup is complete without talking about their line of mascara. Lash King mascara stays put until you remove it with makeup remover, and it builds long, voluminous eyelashes thanks to its fiber-heavy formula. It manages to do all of this without any annoying clumping. This product is a must have for any collection.