It’s not up for debate. Japanese eyeliner are THE best in world.
In Japan, you are completely spoilt for choice when it comes to eyeliner. Be it pencil or liquid, there are just so many amazing ones. I know it sounds like I’m gushing (and I guess I am) but once you try then Japanese brand eyeliner other will seem rather inadequate.
There are so many to tell you about that decided to split this post into two parts. This week covers eye pencils and next week will cover liquid liners.
So here are five of the best eyeliner pencils that you can find at the Japanese drugstore.
K-Palette Real Lasting Eye Pencil 24hr ¥1,200.
A precision matte eye pencil that lasts all day .
When inspirational makeup artist’s like Lisa Eldridge are huge fans of a product, then you know that they are the real deal. Eldridge often uses K-Palette Real Lasting Eye Pencil in many of her amazing YouTube tutorials, as the pencil is super fine, pigmented, smooth to apply and lasts all day. This Japanese drugstore eye pencil has a cult following for a reason, incredible quality for the affordable price tag.
Available in two colours: Super Black and Deep Brown.
De ja Vu Lasting Fine A Pencil ¥1,200.
Gentle formula that is easy to remove at the end of the day.
This new formulation gives a beautifully pigmented line to the eye, that is easy to remove with any cleanser at the end of the day. Resistant to oil, sweat, tears and rubbing the gentle formula stays in place, while the skin loving ingredients nourish the skin.
Available in three colours: Real Black, Deep Black and Dark Brown.
Kiraan! Eye Stick ¥1,200.
Easy to draw, soft pencil in a variety of playful colours.
If you are looking for an easy way to shake up your look then a slick of bold coloured eyeliner is fresh, modern way to create a more playful look without being too OTT. these fun eye stick’s from Kiraan have a soft gel texture that is perfect for creating a graphic coloured cat eye or even a subtle coloured line on the upper lid. Perfect for Saturday nights!
Available in six colours: Black Panther, Dark Chocolate, Dreamy Snow, Blue Moon, Aqua Cream Soda and Crazy Pink.
Heroine Make Quick Eyeliner ¥600.
Super nourishing formula delivers a naturally defined eye .
Easy to find with it’s kawaii manga packaging, the super thin core eye pencil allows you to tightly define the eye close to the lash line for a naturally defined eye. the nourishing formula contains collagen, chamomile extract, camellia oil, squalene and rose oil. Heroine Make Quick Eyeliner also contains a chip on the other end to gently blend the liner, particularly good for the lower lash line.
Available in two colours: Black and Brown.
Visee Super Slim Eye Liner ¥1750.
Easy to use, super fine gel eyeliner that is perfect for both above and below the lash line .
Visee’s super fine eyeliner is the slimmest of all listed here, with a 1.5mm core. So it’s no surprise that this liner is perfect for achieving the finest line above the lash line, but it’s also ideal for lining the waterline of the eye as well as the waterproof formula means you are not constantly reapplying.
Available in three colours: Black, Brown and Green (Khaki).
Where to buy these eye pencils in Tokyo?
Japanese drugstores like Matsumoto Kiyoshi or Tomod’s
Beauty specialty stores like Ainz & Tulpe and Plaza