10 Japanese Beauty Brands You Can Shop in Manila
It's not that hard to get your hands on Japanese beauty goodies!
(SPOT.ph) We all know that the Land of the Rising Sun is known for their rich culture, advanced technology, amazing packaging, and delicious food, so it follows that Japanese beauty brands are also quite impressive—they're among the ones that can help you achieve that Geisha-smooth skin, anyway. Shiseido and Shu Uemura are just two of our most well-loved beauty brands from Japan, but there's definitely more to explore. If you're looking to score Japanese beauty products in the city, we round up 10 brands that you can shop in Manila.
Known for their affordable makeup and durable packaging, Canmake uses high-quality ingredients in their beauty products. Canmake has over 5,000 outlets in Japan and a measly four branches in the Philippines—but that's okay, it's better than nothing! Aside from their products looking sweet and cute, the brand is known for being friendly to sensitive skin without being too pricey. Some of their best-selling products are the cream blushes and eyeshadow palettes.
Canmake is available at Landmark Makati and TriNoma, Pure Beauty Serendra, and SM Southmall. For more information, log on to Canmake Philippines' Facebook page.
Majolica Majorca is the budget-friendly sister of Japanese brand Shiseido. Their packaging really kind of reflects the brand which sounds a bit like a spell—and it is! It was taken from a fantasy legend about a little bird that liked to adorn itself with pretty things. The Goddess of Beauty took notice and cast a powerful spell, "Majolica Majorca" and everything the little bird dressed itself with became real—the bird became the Evangelist of Beauty where it's tasked to make every woman beautiful. The brand's best-selling products are their mascaras and liquid eyeliners.
Majolica Majorca is available at SM Department Stores and Watsons branches nationwide. For more information, log on to Majolica Majorca's Facebook page.
Shu Uemura products are recognizable by their sleek and modern design. The minimalist packaging makes way for the actual beauty products to stand out, which are often in a variety of bold and vibrant colors. Aside from their magical, godsent eyelash curler, some of their best-selling products include their cleansing oil, UV underbase mousse, and false eyelashes.
Shu Uemura is available at SM North EDSA, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Makati, Rustan’s Makati, Power Plant Mall, and Alabang Town Center. For more information, log on to Shu Uemura Philippines' Facebook page.
Skincare and cosmetics brand SUQQU is pretty hard to find in Manila, but they can easily be ordered through websites that won't cost a fortune to ship to your doorstep. If you're a beauty junkie, the brand is probably familiar to you because of Lisa Eldridge. They aim to enhance a woman's natural beauty, not change it. They're known for their brushes, eyeshadow palettes, Creamy Glow lipsticks, Nuancing loose powder, Balancing Cheeks palettes, and their Eyebrow Liquid Pen.
SUQQU is available at BeautyMNL.
Shiseido is the fourth largest cosmetics company in the world. It was founded in 1872, making it the oldest company, too! Aside from their well-loved skincare products, the brand also carries makeup like lipsticks, powder eyeshadows, eyeliner pencils, mascaras, fluid and compact foundations, concealers, and powder blushes.
Shiseido is available at Greenbelt 5, Greenhills, Glorietta 4, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, TriNoma, and Eastwood Mall. For more information, log on to Shiseido Philippines' Facebook page.
KATE Tokyo Philippines
Inspired by the glamorous, stylish, and trendy vibe of Tokyo, KATE Tokyo provides makeup products that are perfect for those who love to experiment with their beauty looks—from neutral color palettes to wild bursts of color. The brand carries everything a beauty junkie needs: makeup base, foundation, face powder, concealer, eyeshadow, eyeliners, mascara, brow makeup, blushes, lipsticks, and contour and highlighting products.
KATE Tokyo is available at SM Department Stores and Watsons branches nationwide. For more information, log on to KATE Tokyo Philippines' website.
This brand is all about making your peepers as striking as a doll's, hence the name. Dolly Wink is famous for their eyeliners and lash products, from mascaras to false eyelashes—in fact, it has become the all-time favorite lash brand among many models in Japan. The brand also carries brow products, which all help you create a gaze that really stands out. Fun fact: Dolly Wink eyelashes are handmade by Koji craftsmen. They promise to be durable and reusable for over a month—giving you that signature Dolly Wink flutter.
Dolly Wink is available at SM Department Stores, Landmark, Crossings Department Stores, and Watsons branches nationwide. For more information, log on to Dolly Wink Philippines' Facebook page.
K-Palette provides some of the most user-friendly eye makeup products, like their brow liner and liquid eyeliners. Their best-selling product is their eyebrow liner which allows you to create natural-looking full brows that stay on throughout the day. Safe to say it's a makeup junkie's fave (Heart Evangelista and Nadine Lustre swear by it!). They also carry eyeliners, double-duty eyeliner (also includes eyeshadow powder), and mascaras, perfect for those who want brighter peepers.
K-Palette is available at Beauty Bar, Rustan's Shangri-La Mall, Rustan's Makati, and Rustan's Alabang Town Center, and Wellworth Department Store. For more information, log on to K-Palette Philippines' Facebook page.
Fairydrops happens to be Japan's best-selling mascara, and we understand why. Aside from their pretty packaging, it's obvious that every wand was designed to cater to your needs, whether it's to curl, lengthen, volumize your fringes, or all of the above. The formula in the tube also tells a great story: It's made with lash-conditioning treatments, additional fibers which adds volume, and film-forming polymers which help hold the curl. If you want fluttery lashes that can brave a storm, you can count on Fairydrops' mascara wands to work their magic.
Fairydrops is available at Beauty Bar.
This beauty brand pushes for natural but chic and clean beauty looks, and it also happens to be the top-selling makeup artist brand in Japan. RMK promises products that provide easy application with impressive results to enhance a woman's natural beauty. Some of their best-selling products include their makeup base and liquid foundation, but they also carry other beauty essentials like mascara, eye shadow, lipstick, blushers, and even nail polish!
RMK is available at BeautyMNL.