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Top 10 Best Moisturizing Body Washes to Buy Online 2019

Top 10 Best Moisturizing Body Washes to Buy Online 2019

With the dry winter months comes dry winter skin, and for those who already have dry skin, it can sometimes feel unbearable. While lotions do help, they won’t work their best if your soap is leaving your skin drier than before you showered. That’s why it’s just as important to be using a moisturizing body wash.

But there are hundreds of options out there all claiming to do the same thing. In this guide, we’ll go over the things you should look for that make some body washes better than others. At the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorite moisturizing body washes for you to start your search.

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Top 18 Best Japanese Waterproof Mascaras to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 19 Best Japanese Waterproof Mascaras to Buy Online 2019

Summers here in Japan get humid and sticky. And yet Japanese men and women alike feel a need to look impeccable even when they’re floating in the middle of the ocean on a huge inner tube. In order to answer that need, cosmetics companies here have come out with scores of waterproof mascaras meant to withstand the steamiest hot springs and the biggest waves.

If you’re new to the Japanese cosmetics market, it can be hard to tell which brands–Canmake, Heroine Make, Majolica Majorca–are amazing and which are a passing fad. That’s why, this time around, we ordered the 18 most popular waterproof mascaras from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:

  1. Smudge Resistance
  2. Curl Staying Power
  3. Finish
  4. Ease of Use
  5. Ease of Removal

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese waterproof mascaras.

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Top 38 Best Japanese and Korean Mascaras to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 51 Best Japanese Mascara to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

If you’re anything like us, when you pass someone with thick eyelashes in the street, you give them a glance of envy. And this happens a lot–we’re in Japan, land of cosmetics. Fake eyelashes, of course, are wildly popular here, but a good mascara is just as invaluable (and less likely to claim a few real eyelashes as sacrifice).

Especially here in Japan, there are many types and brands: drugstore and high-end, tubing and waterproof. And the more choices you have, the harder it is to choose. That’s why, this time around, we ordered the 38 most popular mascaras from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:

  1. Curl Staying Power
  2. Finish
  3. Ease of Use
  4. Smudge Resistance
  5. Ease of Removal

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese and Korean mascaras.

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Top 10 Best Temporary Hair Dyes for Dark Hair to Buy Online 2019

Top 10 Best Temporary Hair Dyes for Dark Hair to Buy Online 2019

You’ve been itching to try out a new hair color for a while now, though you don’t know if you’re ready to commit to it. Luckily, there are temporary hair dyes that fade within a few washes. There’s only one problem: You’re a brunette. And everyone knows that temporary hair dye doesn’t work on dark hair. Blondes really do have more fun. Or do they?

While temporary hair dyes don’t show up as vividly for brunettes as they do for blondes, that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find yourself a rocking new (subdued) color. You just need to know where to look, and this guide will lead you in the right direction. If you’re still a little lost at the end, we’ve got a list of our 10 favorites for you to start your search.

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Top 10 Best Japanese Powder Foundations to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 10 Best Japanese Powder Foundations to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

It can be hard to get powder foundation to sit well on the skin. But you can’t deny that it’s oil-controlling, no-mess, and easy to apply. And even in Japan, the land of seemingly flawless skin, powder foundation is popular and in abundance; it’s got its high-end and drugstore brands, rip-offs and dupes.

So it makes sense to wonder which powder foundations actually work on this side of the Pacific. That’s why we ordered the 10 most popular Japanese powder foundations from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited two experts and had them compare the following:

  1. Finish
  2. Ease of Application
  3. Coverage

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese powder foundations.

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Top 7 Best Japanese and Korean Cushion Foundations to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 7 Best Japanese and Korean Cushion Foundations to Buy Online 2019

Cushion foundation is like the precocious child of liquid and powder foundation. It covers and moisturizes, and yet it’s fast and portable, well-suited to rushed makeup routines in the morning. It was born in Korea, but soon caught on all over the world–and Korea’s close neighbor, Japan, wasn’t going to miss out on the fun.

Lancome and NARS have their own much beloved versions of cushion foundation, but it’s worth talking about brands that come from this part of the Pacific. So we ordered the 7 most popular Japanese and Korean cushions from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also consulted three experts, who looked for the following:

  1. Finish
  2. Ease of Application
  3. Longevity

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese and Korean cushion foundations.

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Top 14 Best Japanese CC Creams to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 14 Best Japanese CC Creams to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

Foundation is so yesterday. Nowadays, in Asian beauty, all you hear about is alphabet cream: AA, BB, CC, DD, so on and so forth. CC cream is more a skincare product than a cosmetic; it usually functions as a color corrector and primer, though its properties can differ by brand. Depending on who’s making it, CC cream can be all sorts of shades and do all sorts of things.

So which products are actually loved in Japan and which are dupes? To answer that question, we ordered the 14 most popular Japanese CC creams from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also consulted three experts, who looked for the following:

  1. Finish
  2. Ease of Application

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese CC creams.

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Top 16 Best Japanese BB Creams to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 16 Best Japanese BB Creams to Buy Online 2019

We’re obsessed with flawless skin here in Japan. Beyond just looking good, we want our skin to actually be good–naturally healthy and free of blemishes–so it makes sense that BB cream, which is makeup and skincare in one, would have firmly taken root here. We’ve got a lot of brands, like Sekkisei, and a lot of formulations.

So you’re probably wondering which BB creams are actually popular and which work. In order to answer that question, we ordered the 16 most popular tubes of BB cream from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited two experts and had them compare the following:

  1. How Well It Spreads
  2. Coverage
  3. Finish
  4. Longevity

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional BB creams.

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Top 18 Best Double Eyelid Tapes to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 18 Best Double Eyelid Tapes to Buy Online 2018

We’re in the age of J-Beauty. It’s almost ludicrous looking at the waves of actresses and models with their tiny faces and huge doll-like eyes. But you’ve figured out one of their beauty secrets, the reason behind those ingenuous eyes: double eyelid tape.

Double eyelid tape made its way to the West pretty recently, so it makes sense that you’d be confused about what makes one product different from another. (There’s double- and single-sided tape, but what else…?) In order to help you out, we ordered the 18 most popular packs of double eyelid tape from Japan’s e-commerce giants and tested for the following:

  1. Finish (whether you actually get double eyelids / how convincing it looks)
  2. If You Can Apply Makeup over It
  3. Ease of Use
  4. Water Resistance
  5. Ease of Removal

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional double eyelid tape.

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Top 10 Best Foundations for Dry Skin to Buy Online 2019

Top 10 Best Foundations for Dry Skin to Buy Online

Don’t you hate it when your skin doesn’t look like skin? Those days when your foundation gets caught on every dry patch you have and separates around your lines. You flake and you shed like a snake–and while the grey winter skies are lovely and Christmas is in the air, the weather really doesn’t help things.

And just because a foundation says it’s moisturizing doesn’t mean it’s actually moisturizing. And there’s so much else to worry about. Will it clog your pores? Cover your blemishes? Will it look natural on you? It’s true that everyone was born into different skin, but there a few general guidelines you should keep in mind next time you go shopping.

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