Top 8 Best Japanese Face Powders to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 8 Best Japanese Face Powders to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best face powders. We then chose the 8 most popular products and tested them.

We focused on two main things: the how it looked and its functionality. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese face powders available online.

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Top 8 Best Japanese Face Powders to Buy Online 2019

We picked out 8 of the most popular products and tested them for the following: how it looked on our skin and how functional the included tools were.

Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the top 8 Japanese face powders available online.

※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.

1. 24h cosme 24h Face Powder

1. 24h cosme 24h Face Powder

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Price: $27.88

The Japanese Face Powder with the Best Finish and Feeling

24h cosme’s 24h Face Powder gives your skin a soft and endearing finish. The coral bits included in the ingredients work to absorb your skin’s oil and sweat, so the powder doesn’t come off easily throughout the day.

Some people may find the smaller size of the case and powder puff difficult to use, but we think you’ll be surprised at how much quality this product delivers at its price! This is the best Japanese face powder you’ll find online.

※This product was renewed in February 2018; this is our review of the product before it was renewed.

Japanese 24h cosme 24h フェイスパウダー Product type Loose powder
Finish A Overall grade A
Feeling A

2. Cosme Decorte Aq Mx Face Powder

2. Cosme Decorte Aq Mw Face Powder

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Price: $46.23

The Best Japanese Face Powder for Special Occasions

Cosme Decorte’s Aq Mw Face Powder gives your skin a slightly shimmery, high-class, and fresh finish. This makes it the perfect powder to pat on your face when you need to give it a little extra oomph. The package is also cute yet sophisticated enough that you can carry it around in your bag almost like an accessory.

Japanese コスメデコルテ AQ MW フェイスパウダー Product type Loose powder
Finish B Overall grade A
Feeling A+

3. SK-Ⅱ Facial Treatment Advanced Protect Loose Powder UV

3. SK-Ⅱ Facial Treatment Advanced Protect Loose Powder UV

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Price: $97.47

The Best Face Powder for a Dewy Look

Out of all the face powders we tried, this SK-II face powder gave us the dewiest-looking skin. The grains of powder are so fine that it looks like a perfect veil has been patted onto your face. The only downside we found to this cosmetic is that a lot of the powder tends to stick to the powder puff – not the most cost-efficient.

Japanese SK-Ⅱ
フェイシャルトリートメント アドバンストプロテクト ルースパウダーUV
Product type Loose powder
Finish A Overall grade B
Feeling B

4. Keana Pate Shokunin Pore Putty Face Powder

4. Keana Pate Shokunin Pore Putty Face Powder

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Price: $9.01

Best Face Powder to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

What impressed us most about Keana Pate Shokunin’s Pore Putty Face Powder is its whopping 35 SPF feature. It also comes in a compact size, so it’s perfect to use for touch-ups throughout your busy day. The cons of this product? Its finish is more on the heavy side, and the powder puff is a bit too hard for our liking.

Japanese 毛穴パテ職人
フェイスパウダー
Product type Pressed powder
Finish B Overall grade B
Feeling A

Products That Didn’t Make the Cut

And why they didn’t quite make it.

Better Used with a Brush

Better Used with a Brush

Canmake’s Marshmallow Face Powder makes your skin feel just like that – a smooth and fluffy marshmallow. We found it worked best when used as a finishing powder and for touch ups throughout the day. A couple of warnings though: its super fine texture may cause dryness for some people, and we’d recommend using a brush instead of the powder puff included, since it tends to make application a bit cake-y.

What we liked most about Cezanne’s Urufuwa Finish Powder was its stylish case. We found its actual finishing powder features to be fairly average; when we applied the product to the included powder puff, we found a lot of the powder stuck to the puff and made it hard to control how much product applied to your skin. Like Canmake’s Marshmallow Finishing Powder, we highly recommend using it with a brush.

Easy to Apply Too Much

Easy to Apply Too Much

Chacott’s Finishing Powder contains moisturizing ingredients that give it a leg up over other finishing powders. However, when too much is applied, you risk looking like you’ve applied way-too-heavy stage makeup. It also doesn’t include a powder puff, so you’ll have to purchase or use a tool separately.

A Little Too Smelly

A Little Too Smelly
Club’s Suppin Powder has a strong scent and a white finish that draws certain customers to using it, but we admit that it’s not for everyone. We also had a bit of trouble opening the case itself. If you’re sensitive to smell, we’d recommend staying away from this product.

How We Tested the Face Powders

We put the 8 face powders to two tests, each designed to gauge a different factor. One of them measured how good it felt and how well it blended into skin, and the other one looked at how functional the case and brush were.

Test ① Finish

Test ① Finish

First, we had three experts in the cosmetics field actually try on the face powders. They told us whether it felt too heavy and how well it blended into skin by giving it a grade from D to A+.

Loose Powder

What we found in our test is that loose-type powders tend to blend into the skin better and give you a more finished look. Pressed powders felt more on the heavy side. If you find this is the case, you could try applying pressed powders with a brush instead of a puff.

Test ② Functionality

Test ② Functionality

Our experts also tested how it felt to use the tools included. They checked to see how useful the container was and how easy the puff was to use. This was also graded on a scale from D to A+.

Products that were both easy to open and had a useful puff got the highest grades. Puffs that are too small mean you have to spend more time applying the powder, and puffs that are too large run the risk of wasting valuable product. You can choose the puff size that works for you by checking the size of the container.

Tips on How to Choose a Japanese Face Powder – Buying Guide

Here are three big things to look out for.

① Choose Based on Your Desired Finish

① Choose Based on Your Desired Finish

Do you want a more lively look? Is there a special occasion that requires a slightly heavier, more polished look? For instance, products with pearls listed in the ingredients will give your skin a little extra shine. Think about when and where you’re going to use your face powder. Also check to see how well it blends into your skin and how fine the powder is.

② Choose a Moisturizing Powder that Won’t Dry Your Skin Out

② Choose a Moisturizing Powder that Won't Dry Your Skin Out

Powders that contain moisturizing ingredients will prevent your skin from drying out with use. If you’re going to use face powder on skin that’s already dry, the grains of the powder will stand out on your skin. We suggest going for a powder that contains moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, amino acids, shea butter, or royal jelly essence.

③ Pick a Powder with an Easy-to-use Case and Puff

③ Pick a Powder with an Easy-to-use Case and Puff

Almost all face powders include a puff for application, but they range greatly in size, and they might not always be best for your cosmetic goals. They might also be too hard or too soft. Also pay attention to how easy it is to open the case itself; since you’re going to use it everyday, it makes sense to choose something that will give you the least headaches, right?

Looking for Other Skincare Recommendations? We’ve Got You Covered

We’ve given you suggestions for how to finish up your makeup look, but what about taking care of your skin? Consider checking out these popular cleansing gels to set up the perfect base for your everyday makeup.

Summary

We rounded up cosmetic experts, purchased the 8 most popular Japanese face powders, and tested them all.

We learned that the best of the best face powders tend to be loose powder types with moisturizing ingredients that come inside an easy-to-open container with a perfectly-sized puff. Pay attention to these factors when considering your face powder needs to find the perfect match for your skin.

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