Few weeks back I decided to explore some Japanese drugstore beauty brands and here are a few things I picked up! The brands featured here include Kate (by Kanebo), Kanebo Media, Shiseido Aqualabel, Shiseido Integrate Gracy and Canmake. Shiseido and Kanebo are the big players in the Japanese market and have many sub-brands which are available in drugstores. While the core Shiseido Makeup brand (which is internationally available) is priced high-end like the other parts of the world, the many sub-brands like Aqualabel, Integrate etc. are more affordable.
The major part of my haul is from Kate which has an impressive makeup lineup (and the store was running a 35% discount!). Enjoy the pics!
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]What impresses me about Japanese drugstore makeup is the quality and variety of products they have – gel liners, felt tip liners, cream eye shadows, primers/makeup bases apart from the regular foundation, eye shadow, lipstick etc. Mascaras, liners and brow products are very popular here but since I have plenty of those, I didn’t pick any this time around. I am quite excited to try out the eye shadows and base products.
Which product would you pick from my haul? Share your comments below! [/note]