During my recent trip to Kyoto, I unfortunately didn’t get to stop by Yojiya’s full store in Gion. I did stop by one of their kiosks (there’s two!) at Kyoto Station. The Kyoto Station kiosks have a limited amount of products – I only remember seeing the Mayugomori hand creams and aburatorigami (facial blotting papers). The hand cream was available in a 30 g tube or 100 g tub.
Forget the Blur loose powder version – get this pact instead! The loose powder is a great product but it’s a drag to dispense the product. You either get too little by attempting to shake out the clumpy powder, or get too much by dipping your brush directly into the powder. And it’s a mess to carefully measure out the right amount onto the cap, and use that. The pact solves all these problems.
I love the soft, buttery formula of Majolica Majorca’s eyeshadows. I also love a bright splash of color on my otherwise sensible work makeup. So when I had the chance, I snapped up the pastel green Blue Vacation, and hot-pink pastel Lady.
Here’s Mentholatum’s Melano CC’s whitening lotion! The full name is quite a mouthful: “Melano CC Medicated Blemish Treatment Whitening Lotion. It’s a “lotion”, in the sense that it’s a skin treatment. It isn’t the typical creamy white lotion; it’s a colorless, thin liquid. It’s not sticky, it smells nice, and I’m convinced that it works.
I recently went to Kyoto, and unfortunately I didn’t get to stop by Yojiya’s full store in Gion. I did stop by one of their kiosks (there’s two!) at Kyoto Station. The Kyoto Station kiosks have a very limited amount of products – I only clearly remember seeing the Mayugomori hand creams and aburatorigami (facial blotting papers). I bought one booklet of 20 sheets for 330 yen.
The primer dries to an almost-unnervingly smooth, silicone finish. I find this to be both amazing (whoa! It gives me perfect skin!) and a bit freakish (whoaaa it makes my skin unreal!). I would re-buy.
Being the cheapskate that I am, I first went to Watson’s to test it out. No, I’m not paying 17,000 won at Watson’s, when the same product is available for less on Gmarket. Watson’s doesn’t even give out samples!
Right off the bat, I’m going to tell you that I like this product, and it’s worked well for me. Be aware that it is alcohol-based and I can easily smell the alcohol, so it may not be for everyone. Few products are, come to think of it.
Etude House’s Zero Sebum Drying Powder is a matte powder, and part of its newly-released (last month!) Zero Sebum product line.
Presently, my matte powder is Innisfree’s No-Sebum Mineral Powder. Both brands are owned/made by Amore Pacific, so mayyyybe they’re dupes for each other? (Quick answer: NO. Very different ingredients.)
Here’s the tinted No-Sebum Blur Powder from Innisfree, released just this March. They already have a highly successful translucent-white No-Sebum Mineral Powder. The tinted version follows along with the new trend of “products that make you look photoshopped”. Etude House, for example, has its Beauty Shot Face Blur.