Makeup From Tokyo

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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Hi, I'm Liyana

I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.