So, the big question! What exactly did I buy recently to make me write a post?
Some products will be easily identified (the M.A.C. products) while others are all new and super exciting!!
First off I will talk about the face masks, because lets face it, these are a huge part of skin care in Japan, I can find face masks everywhere, all doing crazy and wonderful things! Also sometimes you can buy face masks with crazy faces on them! The one of the right is exactly that! When I use this I will have to remember to take a photo, because the design on the front will be on the sheet! I also find it interesting that I can buy packs like the one of the left. There is only one package but there are 7 sheets inside! This was the cheaper of the two at around 350 yen which is crazy cheap for face masks!
Next up are some of the products that I was the most excited for, and then slightly confused and saddened by. Now it is no secret that I am a HUGE Sailor Moon fan, and while in Japan I have been on the look out for the Sailor Moon themed makeup! Here are some that I have so far picked up (I'm on the hunt for a powder that is going to be released soon as well!) Two of these came together, which was the green one at the back and the one liner with the pink on pink packaging. The green packing is meant to represent Sailor Jupiter (her symbol is even on the right hand side of the packaging) and as one would expect it is a green liner! Though it is a little different because it is a liquid liner with glitter/shimmer. Although when I first opened this it took me AGES to get the product to the right consistency which at first was very worrying. I have yet to try this on but I am def excited to see how it turns out! The product this came with is kind of a disappointment. It is meant to be a black liner, it is def not a black that I am used to. I don't know how I am going to go with this.
EDIT: (I wrote this post a while ago and so need to add this in. I have since stored all of the liners upside-down for the past week and again tried swatching this on the back of my hand. It is now as black and beautiful as I hoped and expected it to be. I will honestly now most likely go and pick up a backup for collecting purposes as I think I am going to be in love with this liner!)
Next is the last Sailor Moon product, which I am thankfully super excited about! Admittedly I misinterpreted the packaging (I didn't actually READ what was written) and thought this was going to be a white eyeliner, turned out it was brown! Oh well I have been interested in trying a brown liner and from swatching it on my hand it looks promising!
The last product is a 24 hours liner that is also meant to be water proof! A friend said she wanted to try it and I was also interested, so I picked it up and am going to test it out! Thankfully this is a lovely black liner with a SUPER sharp tip which I'm excited about. I feel like this will be great for detail work, I also happen to like a thin line for liner which works out great!
Next up are the M.A.C. products that I was most excited about getting! I haven't gotten anything from M.A.C. in a while even though I have def wanted to because I have been missing using them in my routine. But when I saw that this collection had hit Japan I knew that I wanted something (for the packaging) but I wasn't really sure what I wanted. At first I nothing really jumped out at me but the second time I found some products that I knew I would enjoy.
First up is my first lipglass and I'm super excited. This is a beautiful berry and I am excited to have this in my collection. This is nice on the lips and so far has not bled on me! I am looking forward to being able to wear this on the cloudier days and then also winter next year! (as I miss out this year) This is the shade Hot/ Cold, something I find really interesting is that this is the exact same as the America packaging, it literally just has stickers with Japanese writing and info slapped on the top. I kinda wanted to take off the sticker but didn't want to ruin the packaging!
Here is what Hot/ Cold looks like on me, Sorry the lighting isn't great but this was late at night with artificial lighting. I love how pigmented this is and how easy it is to apply! I am excited to wear this more and am very glad I picked this up. One thing to note is that this was a lot cheaper for me to buy in Japan than back home.
Next up is Steam Heat, another beautiful red to add to my red lip addiction. This is a beautiful blue toned red. I think I will def be getting a lot of wear out of this shade because it is so vibrant and beautiful. I think this is a satin finish, it doesn't really tell me on the bottom like the English packaging does. It def feels like a finish as its lovely and creamy on the lips.
And of course here is the swatch on my lips. I def love this colour and I am so glad that I went and picked it up! I was again glad that this was cheaper than back home! Just looked on the M.A.C. AU site and its $40! Crazy!
Now this is something totally new to me and something that I have so far only tried on the back of my hand in store. This is a product that helps get rid of the dead layer of skin cells that sit on top of your skin. I tried this in the store and it did kinda freak me out, but it totally got rid of every thing that was on the back of my hand and left it looking amazing! I am super excited to try this on my face, it does feel super weird though. I am gonna have to be brave for that part!
Lastly is this travel size of face wipes that I bought to put this in my bag for who knows what might happen. These are AMAZING! I had opened these up on the train home because I was testing the liquid liners that I talked about above. Literally when I wipped this over my hand, me and my friend both went 'oooooh!' because it got rid of EVERYTHING in ONE SWIPE! WHHAAATTT?? I will def be picking up more of these before I leave so I can keep them on me, these will be amazing when I am flying home as I will have an 6-7 hour stop over! These were incredible! These did have a mildly strong scent but nothing offence so that is the main thing. These were also roughly 250 yen for 10 sheets.
Well that's all this time!
See you next time!