I’m such a late bloomer in the realm of makeup and beauty, and there are just too many things to try out there. All these are very exciting to me as I explore different methods of putting on makeup: how to apply eyeshadows, how to draw eyebrows, how to do eyeliner… and the list goes on. And now, there’s a new eCommerce site called Tokyo Luxey that sells all things Japanese that I can’t wait to explore! Newly launched in February 2014, Tokyo Luxey stocks a wide range of your favourite Japanese brands such as CANMAKE, KATE, Dolly Wink, and also more uncommon ones like FairyDrops, Laminaze, Kiraan, 24h Cosme… And they are all so high in quality and amazing!
I know, because I had the chance to try some of the Japanese makeup products, courtesy of Tokyo Luxey, and here I did a Japanese-inspired makeup using 24h Cosme. I love the look so much. :)
The packaging is so adorable! As usual, I’ve stuck to a natural and effortless look, so as to avoid an overly made-up face.
Step 1: Prime & apply foundation
I started with a primer, then the compact foundation. The foundation appears to be slightly darker than my skin tone on application, but in actual it evens out my skin tone and gives a pore-less finish.
Step 2: Conceal
I like how this concealer has two shades for me to blend to the perfect colour. On that goes onto my under-eye area, just below and beside the nose where it tends to be reddish. But thanks to my skincare sponsor, my skin was very good on that day!
Step 3: Powder
This face powder is so cute and dainty. Unlike the usual loose powder, it contains pearlised powder as well. It adds a glow to the foundation and I would just lightly pat on the T-zone.
Step 4: Eyeshadow
I used the Brown eyeshadow palette create a very simple, two-toned eye make up. The darker brown to line my eyes, and the lighter brown on the eyelids. I skipped the eyeliner step as I wanted to keep the makeup looking as natural as possible.
Step 5: Blusher
I’m always using pink tones on my cheeks so the first time when I used this salmon-red blusher, I overdid it and I looked so pale save for my reddish cheeks. Now I know just to tap lightly and dap evenly on the balls of my cheeks. The result is a pretty coral shade when applied on the skin.
Step 6: Highlight
I hardly contour my face as I find the brown too intimidating on my face, but nonetheless, highlighting is a step that really adds definition to your face. It gives a pop to your eyes, and gives the illusion of a nose bridge. Hehe. So the highlighting powder goes onto the nose bridge, under the brows, in the middle of your eyelids, inner corners of the eyes, cheek bones, cupid’s bow, and a little just below the lower lips. This product is Japanese as well, from DAISO!!!
Step 7: Curl lashes
Curling lashes is something that I do even on days when I don’t put any makeup.
Step 8: Mascara!
My favourite mascara at the moment is FairyDrops Scandal Queen Waterproof mascara. It is just so amazing. Curling and holding power is 10/10. Ability to spread evenly on lashes is also 10/10 due to its unique patented 3-sphere brush design. Have never seen anything like that before, but it works wonders. I will probably do a more detailed review on it. It’s the best.
Step 9: Lip gloss
Marks the end!
The foundation’s really good, totally brightening up my face and evening out my skin tone! Check out the final look (below) for comparison. Whaddya think?
Do I look more Jap by using Japanese products? Hahaha Thanks for sitting through my silly makeup tutorial!
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