Thursday, 28 February 2019

My Japan beauty wish list ♡

Street in Shibuya, Tokyo
I was digging through my drafts and I found this post where I'd written my Japanese beauty wish list- I've bought a few, but I think I'll share it anyway. The list includes old favourites I was dying to get my hands on again, plus some products that I keep seeing talked about on youtube and social media. I'm still slightly on the minimal side when it comes to beauty purchases (I still don't have tonnes of money and I hate wasting makeup when it goes out of date) there are a few (ok, a lot) of things on my beauty wishlist for next year.

Heroine make mascara// this is a lot of people's holy grail Mascara, and while I'm a fairly committed Maybelline Collossal lash fan, I'd definitely like to give this a whirl.

Mote Liner// another product that has been v hyped on Japanese beauty youtube lately- I love my Dolly Wink liner (which is something I'll definitely buy again when it runs out) but this one also looks pretty nice. Japanese brush pen eyeliners are worth the hype- I find them sooo much easier than felt pen type liners.

Sunscreen// Japanese sunscreen does not mess about. I've been using Kosé's Suncut sunscreen for the past couple of years- it's quite cheap in Japan, but it has SPF5 pa ++++ and also doubles as a primer. I'm on my third tube of this and I've been importing it to the UK, as it's still cheaper than high end sunscreen here and it's nicer than a lot of cheaper UK sunscreen, which is often sticky and not great.
This sunscreen is something I think I'll give to UK people as a present, because everyone I've lent mine to loves it. ✔️

Kosé Bihaku sheet masks// another product I tried last time, and have been buying even when I'm in the UK. This really does leave your skin looking noticeably moisturised and clearer- it fades scars and blemishes and isn't too sticky and also isn't too expensive- it's kind of middle range.
Sheet masks have recently hit the UK, and I've seen them being sold for like £4 each, so spending like £10 on a pack of 5 (it's cheaper in Japan) to buy it off amazon seems like a fairly good shout tbh. It's only 600 yen for 5 in Japan, too. ✔️

Eyelashes// Last time I bought dolly wink lashes and they're super cute! Although I don't wear them often, I'd definitely pick up another pair.

Contacts// Japan does a huge range of fashion circle lenses, and I tried them once last time, but I'd  really like to try them again.

Muji skincare// Muji's sensitive skin skincare range was my favourite out of the stuff I tried- although I'll be bringing a few skincare things to get me started, I'll might stick with Muji for stuff like cleansers, as I know it didn't break my skin out and it also didn't break the bank. Also, they sell mini versions not just in Muji but also in Family Mart, and I love cute travel sized things :) ✔️

Spot patches// this is more of a k-beauty thing, but it's something I'm v curious about

3CE lipstick// Another K beauty thing, but my local SPINNS stocks 3CE makeup and I'm dying to try some of their lipsticks! I'm trying to be restrained and save money right now, but one day...

Lush// I'm a huge Lush fan, and they have stores in Japan, so I'll definitely be picking up shower gel, along with the occasional bath bomb. ✔️

Hair essentials// I blogged about this brand in my post about Bleached hair care in Japan and I will probably get shampoo and a hair mask from here- a lot of the shampoos I tried last time were quite strong and drying, so it will be good to buy something I trust.✔️

Calatas// this brand do silver shampoo, and I'm interested to try them out (although my faves Bleach London do international shipping so worst comes to the worst I'll just buy that)

Eyeshadow// I really want to pick up another gold eyeshadow- I've used both Kate's diamond eye palette (which was sadly discontinued) and Majolica Majorca's Majolook mini palettes. I used up the lightest colours in both palettes and I'd definitely buy either again.

Majolica Majorca pearl white eyeliner// I always line my lower waterline with white eyeliner to make my eyes look bigger, but this sparkly one from Majomajo was soo cute and I'd love to get it again!

So that's my (huge) wishlist! Do you have a favourite Japanese beauty product? I'd love to get recommendations!
-Amy xoxo

Life update: 1 month in Japan and my New Year's Resolutions// Japan beauty haul: my ride or die products ft. Kosé, Muji, hair essentials// Japan goals ver 2// 
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