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  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Waterproof Eyeliners in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)

    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Waterproof Eyeliners in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)

    Japanese waterproof eyeliners are a must-have in during the summer, or when you're at the beach or swimming pools. However, cosmetics companies and brands like Cezanne, Kanebo, Shiseido, and Imju, to name a few, have come out with tons of waterproof eyeliners. There are also a variety of types of waterproof eyeliners: liquid, pencil, gel and more, making it feel like it's nearly impossible to decide between them all!So to figure out the best Japanese waterproof eyeliners, we gathered the 38 best-selling waterproof eyeliners from Japan’s e-commerce giants like Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping and @cosme Shopping and tested them all.We tested each product for the following:Smudge Resistance Finish Removal FeelWe then scored each product based on how they performed in our tests, and compiled a ranking of the 10 best Japanese waterproof eyeliners. We also enlisted the help of makeup artist Atsushi Takatori, who assisted us in evaluating the finish of the products and gave us some helpful insight on how to choose a Japanese waterproof eyeliner.
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • We Tried the 10 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)

    We Tried the 10 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)

    Whitening serums are essential for those who want to suppress melanin production and reduce the appearance of freckles and dark spots. However, with a wide range of products available, from brands such as HAKU, Chifure, and MUJI, to high-end brands such as Sunstar and Albion, as well as a dizzying number of active ingredients like tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and arbutin, it’s difficult to tell which ingredients are actually effective and which aren’t, as well as which products are best for sensitive skin.To determine the best whitening serums, we gathered the 48 best-selling whitening serums on e-commerce sites popular in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, and @cosme SHOPPING and tested them all.We tested each product for the following:IngredientsMoisturizing abilityFeelIn addition to our buying guide on how to choose a whitening serum, we'll also explain what you can expect from a whitening serum and answer your questions on whether or not they work on hyperpigmentation. Keep reading to find out more!
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Emulsions in 2022 (Cosmetics Consultant-Reviewed)

    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Emulsions in 2022 (Cosmetics Consultant-Reviewed)

    There's a crucial element in the Japanese skincare routine: emulsions. Emulsions, which are sometimes referred to as Japanese face milks, Japanese milky lotions, or sometimes just as Japanese moisturizers, are important–they are, if you remember, the lid that seals your toner in. And, just like in America, in Japan, we have our high-end brands like Shiseido's Clé de Peau Beauté, drugstore brands like Kao's Curél, and more.We thought it was high time someone separated the wheat from the chaff. That’s why we ordered the 10 most popular moisturizers and face lotions from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all for the following:1. Moisturizing ability2. Ingredients3. FeelThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese moisturizers and emulsions. We also talk about the difference between lotion and cream at the very end of the article–be sure not to miss it.
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Toners in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)

    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Toners in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)

    The Japanese skincare routine has quite a few steps. There’s cleansing; then the first step after cleansing is toning. To help you ease into Japanese skincare, we ordered the 10 most popular toners from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a specialist and had her compare the following:Moisturization AbilityIngredientsFeelThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese toners. We also consulted our specialist about skincare–for example, we asked about how to properly put on toner and the order in which we should apply toner, lotion, and essences. We share all this information at the end of the article, so stay tuned.
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • 10 Best Clothing Subscription Boxes for Women in 2022 (Stitch Fix, Nordstorm, and More)

    10 Best Clothing Subscription Boxes for Women in 2022 (Stitch Fix, Nordstorm, and More)

    You can buy a subscription for almost anything these days, including for movies, wine, chocolate, and even clothes! But finding the right clothing subscription box can be kind of a pain since there are so many things that need to be taken into account. What if you don’t like the style or they're too expensive? Can you return everything?This guide will help you narrow down your options. We’ll go over the main things to look for when picking the right women’s clothing subscription box for you and we’ve also got a list of our ten favorites for you to start your search. Our favorite was Stitch Fix's box. Read on to find out why!
    Clothing
  • 9 Best Tried and True Japanese Eyeliners in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)

    9 Best Tried and True Japanese Eyeliners in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)

    Eyeliner is a big part of any look, as they are able to transform your eyes to be doe-like, sensual, or more intense. And considering how important eye contact is in greeting someone else, accentuating the eyes might be a good idea. Plus, it helps complete any amazing look.Of course, with a great number of products on the market, it can get confusing when trying to pick the right one for you. Especially when there are so many different types of products available from a variety of manufacturers. That’s why we ordered the 9 most popular eyeliners from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:FinishSmudge ResistanceEase of RemovalApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese eyeliners. To allow for easier side-by-side comparisons, we've split up our lists into best liquid eyeliners, pencil eyeliners, and gel eyeliners. 
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Tube Mascaras in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)

    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Tube Mascaras in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)

    Mascara opens up and brings out the eyes and irises, but it sometimes also likes to claim a few lashes as a sacrifice when you take it off at night. Japanese mascara is packed with features that make them great to use, such as waterproof or smudge-proof mascara, as well as mascara that can be removed with warm water. However, with many popular brands like clue, D-Up, Carome, and ACRO, it can be hard to choose the right one for you.That’s why we ordered the 44 most popular tubing mascaras from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested them all.We tested each product for the following:Ease of RemovalCurl Staying PowerFinishEase of UseSmudge ResistanceWe then rated and ranked each product and compiled a list of the 10 best Japanese mascaras available online. Keep on reading to find out more about the best Japanese tube mascaras!
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • 9 Best Probiotic Powders in 2022 (Registered Dietitian-Reviewed)

    9 Best Probiotic Powders in 2022 (Registered Dietitian-Reviewed)

    Suffering from stomach upset or diarrhea? Constantly getting sick? Consider using a probiotic supplement! Probiotics have been shown to alleviate digestive problems such as gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, as well as to improve your immune system. However, there are many different kinds of probiotic strains, and each acts on the body in different ways.If you're having a tough time deciding which product to buy, take a look at our list of the top 9 best products and buying guide! Our top pick is Zebora's Probiotic Super Nutritional Powder; it contains 13 different probiotic strains that can help improve your digestion. To know about eight other great products and even more tips on how to buy the best one for you (with insight from a registered dietitian), read on!
    Household goods
  • 8 Best Nail Clippers in 2022 (Licensed Cosmetologist-Reviewed)

    8 Best Nail Clippers in 2022 (Licensed Cosmetologist-Reviewed)

    A nail clipper is designed to help you trim your toenails and fingernails so that they stay healthy and strong. However, there are still enough nail clipper variations—compound lever, plier, even scissor clippers—that it’s hard to track down the right pair of clippers for your needs.The following is a recommendation of the 10 best nail clippers that you can purchase right online. Our top pick is Seki Edge's Nail clipper which is made with Japanese stainless steel for durability and features a curved blade for accurate trimming. Curious about other products on our list? Keep reading! We've also compiled a buying guide reviewed by a licensed cosmetologist at the end to help you quickly choose the right nail clipper for yourself.
    Household goods
  • 10 Best DVDs for 5-Year-Olds in 2022 (Disney, PBS Kids, and More)

    10 Best DVDs for 5-Year-Olds in 2022 (Disney, PBS Kids, and More)

    TV can be a tricky topic when it comes to parenting a young child. On one hand, it seems like everyone is telling you not to let kids have too much screen time. On the other hand, there are some truly educational and inspiring programs and movies that kids can benefit from. The key is making sure what they are getting is quality stuff.In this guide, we’ll go over the different things to look for when deciding on a DVD for a 5-year-old. There are a lot of things to consider at this age, and picking out the right show can seem almost impossible. We’ve also got a list of our 10 favorite DVDs for you to start your search, including Toy Story and Leapfrog.
    Books, CDs, DVDs
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