My love affair with Asian beauty products is an on-again, off-again sort of thing, and a recent visit to a supermarket in Flushing (Queens) reignited the flame. Nobody knows skincare like Asian companies (not even the French--controversial, I know), and their makeup is getting better and better. Hopefully this haul will inspire you to give Asian beauty products a try!
Shiseido Perfect Whip Foam: This is an incredibly popular cleanser in most parts of Asia (my Taiwanese cousin spotted it right away), and I thought it was time I gave it a go. I've only used it a few times so far, but it lives up to its name and lathers almost unbelievably well. The tiniest dot is enough for my whole face (you'll need even less if you're using the Clarisonic) and it leaves my skin gloriously soft afterwards. Again, I haven't fully finished testing it out, but it seems to be okay for most skin types.
Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner: I first heard about this through Ingrid (MissGlamorazzi on YouTube) and remembered when I saw it that she described it as drawing the skinniest line. I've worn it a couple of times, and it really does draw on an incredibly precise line but it doesn't have good staying power on me. I'm not sure how much of that can be chalked up to the insane humidity, though, so I'll continue playing with it. They also make a pencil version of this liner I'd like to try.
Shiseido Tsubaki Shining Conditioner: I used to be obsessed with the Tsubaki range, begging my mom to buy the massive tubs for my birthday. I haven't used any of the haircare line in years, but picked up the Shining Conditioner since my hair has been more lackluster than usual lately. I haven't tried this yet, but it smells lovely.
Heated Eye Masks: These have appeared on my blog several times before, and after giving away the box my cousin sent from Taiwan, I had to pick up another set. They might not be the most summertime appropriate, but these masks are something I like to have on hand for nights when I feel like some extra pampering or have trouble falling asleep. They're one-use disposable eye masks that heat up when you open the flaps and set it over your eyes. Most eye masks are cooling to decrease puffiness, but I find these heated ones to be so soothing--perfect for restless sleep in unfamiliar hotel rooms. Give them a try, insomniacs! Here's the link!
My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Masks: I know, I know, I talk about these sheet masks all the time, but I just can't be without them. Most of my stash tends to be from My Beauty Diary, and that's because of their accessibility and my consistent good history with them. I can't usually distinguish between the different types of sheet masks they offer in terms of effect, but I've never tried the strawberry ones so here we are. If you can't find them locally, they're available on a ton of websites with typically good selection.
There are still some Asian beauty goodies on my wish list, so if you know of any good ones (or have tried the famous snail cream) I'd love to hear it!
Hope you're well!