It’s that time of again! Christmas is almost here, and if you are like me you haven’t quite finished all of your Christmas shopping. So, if you are in Japan and looking to buy some beauty themed gifts, I have put together a list of five amazing Japanese cosmetic gift sets available only in the lead up to Christmas.
Christmas colour collections and gift packs are extremely popular in Japan, and each year Japanese beauty brands both big and small offer limited edition Christmas Coffret (gift box in french) which make the perfect gift for a friend, loved one or for yourself! Just move quickly as they sell our fast!!
I am a huge fan of Christmas Coffret as I am an absolute sucker for beautiful packaging, limited edition colours and the opportunity to try multiple products from the big beauty brands in sample sizes. Who doesn’t like to dip their toe in the water before diving in for a big purchase? My two must-haves are from heavenly Koh Gen (that packaging) and uber-cool Shiro , in particular the luscious plaid flannel makeup pouch and glitter nail polish which I simply HAVE to get my hands on!
Koh Gen Do Holiday Collection 2018 ¥7,020
Koh Gen Do Holiday Collection is a limited edition set, containing the a gorgeously designed eye/cheek palette, full size lipstick and gold gift bag.
The colour makeup palette- contains two eye shadow shades, one cheek colour shade and two high quality eye and cheek brushes for easy application. A full-size moisturising lipstick in an elegant and easy to wear shade of Coral Pink.
Koh Gen Do products are also perfume, synthetic colour, mineral oil and paraben free.
Shiro Holiday Collection Jewellery Colour Makeup Kit ¥14,000
The combination of cosy plaid flannel and glitter is perfect of the winter holiday season in Japan. Shiro’s Holiday collection is all about the glitter and shine of the Christmas illuminations that add extra light and sparkle to the Tokyo streetscape over the holidays.
The Jewellery Colour Makeup Kit contains: Aloe Lip Colour- Sand Silver*, Aloe Shiny Mascara- Black Stone, Ginger Lip Butter- Garnet*, Flax Nail in Metallic Blue* and a limited edition makeup bag.
*Limited edition makeup shades
Shiro is available from Shiro stores (click here for a store list)
SUQQU Gem Stone Eye Shadow Palette ¥9,000
A collection of precious stones in a jewellery box, each of the 8 shades in the SUQQU Limited Edition Palette represents the colour of a gem stone. These highly pigmented shadows, give colour and shine to your eye makeup look. SUQQU eyeshadow are premium quality, with an easy to bend formula that has real staying power.
SUQQU is available from department stores.
RMK Christmas Travel Makeup Kit ¥9,800
Packing for the holidays is often my least favourite part of travelling over the busy Christmas/ New Year period. However, this clever RMK Christmas Travel Kit has your makeup needs sorted with a mini travel makeup palette containing eye, cheek and lip colour options, travel size mascara and eye pencil all housed in a super cute “colour closet” makeup pouch. Not only does this make packing your makeup super efficient but also much lighter. What isn’t there to love about that!
RMK is available from RMK Flagship in Aoyama and department stores (click here for list of stores).
Luna Sol- Deep Holiday Collection 2018 ¥6,500
Update your makeup look for holiday and new year parties with the Luna Sol- Depp Holiday collection. Luna Sol’s collection contains everything you need to create multiple evening (and daytime looks) with versatile and flattering eye shadow, the only two lip colours you will need and the must have rose-tinted luminiser.
The limited edition gift set contains, Party Eyes Quad Eyeshadow in Rosy Brown, Deep Berry Lip Glow (deep blue/ red berry shade with a shiny, shimmery, wet look gloss effect) and Creamy Matte Liquid Lips (elegant matte dusty pink) and a Creamy Highlighter in Frozen Pink that melts into the skin, adding a flush of colour and a luminous glow.
Luna Sol is available from Department Stores and Isetan Mirror stores.