Beauty Picks

Beauty editor must-buys from Japan

You can’t get these skincare and makeup must-haves here so grab them when you’re on holiday

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We love traveling to Japan for the amazing food, culture and places of interest. But for beauty junkies like us, we can't help but hunt down beauty buys too. Here's what I stocked up on when I was in the land of the rising sun recently.

Ettusais BB Mineral Gel, ¥2700 (about S$32)

A BB gel cream that prevents breakouts, brightens and evens out skin tone, hides pores and even has SPF25/PA++.


Paul & Joe Eye Gloss S, ¥3650

This comes in a tube with a wand applicator and feels cooling when applied on the lids. The gel cream shimmer glides on smoothly and is subtle enough so it’s more elegant than in-your-face.


Ettusais Premium Perfect Clear Up Concealer, ¥3400

The perfect concealer for blemishes and even angry inflamed zits. This has just the right balance of coverage plus it also has ingredients to help pimples heal.


Ishizawa Lab Keana Baking Soda Scrub Wash, ¥2300

This facial wash cum scrub leaves skin feeling super clean and smooth and isn’t too abrasive on the skin. You can even use it daily to keep skin clear and soft.


Rohto Lycee eyedrops for Contact Lens, ¥1300

So refreshing for tired peepers, these eyedrops feel icy and super cooling when applied. Instant perk-me-up.


Majolica Lash Expander Liquid Extension, ¥2050

The ultimate waterproof mascara that makes even stumpy lashes look long and full. It’s all in the comb that separates lashes beautifully and the budge-proof formula never fails us.


Fasio UV Concealer, ¥1600

This concealer has UV protection to prevent dark spots from worsening when UV rays hit. The coverage is flawless and pretty long-lasting too.


Rohto Nano Eyes Clearshot, ¥1450

Just one drop in each eye helps to lessen eye redness instantly, that’s why makeup artists stock up on this eyedrop for when they prep tired faces for photoshoots. No more bloodshot eyes.


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