Makeup From Tokyo

6 January 2015

It's been a while since I surprised myself, and this is a good one: I bought only five makeup-related products for myself when I was in Tokyo.

Five, peeps. Five. 5. That's counting on one hand and that's it. For someone who loves makeup, that's quite a minuscule number.
It wasn't because there were so little of makeup that I was interested in, but rather the complete opposite of that; there were so many makeup goodies available that I was, in a word, overwhelmed.

The major pharmacies in Malaysia have a pretty good cosmetics aisle but the makeup selection in the drugstores in Tokyo? Mind-blowingly vast, I must say. Japanese drugstore makeup brands don't just appeal to the regular makeup lovers like you and I but even to makeup pros like the brilliant Lisa Eldridge (proof: her Instagram).

To be honest, I don't have much regret for not purchasing more makeup when I was there because I had spent so much on other things like clothes and handbags and kitschy pillows, such as these:

My shopping budget became scarce fast so after carefully surveying the makeup aisles a few times, I finally decided to get my hands on:
  • Mote Mascara in electric blue
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curler
  • Shiseido eyelash curler
  • Cezanne lipstick in colour 206; a bright pink hue
  • Integrate black liquid liner
I finally own a Shu Uemura eyelash curler! Makeup enthusiasts have been making such a hubbub about this makeup tool that I always feel like the unpopular kid in the makeup world. My eyelash curler from Stage has always been kind enough to me so I wasn't really in need of any other, but the Shu Uemura one is so much cheaper in Tokyo compared to in Malaysiait just felt right buying one. 
Wait, does this mean I can now call myself a proper makeup afficionado?

And you might ask me now, if I didn't need the Shu Uemura eyelash curler, why do I need a Shiseido one? Good question, yes, but I'm afraid I don't have a plausible explanation for that...

I might do reviews of some of these items so let me know if you're interested in that.
Here's to hoping I go back to Tokyo because new additions to makeup collection is always welcomed!

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