Archive for the ‘Asian Beauty Trends’ Category

South Korea – the Male Makeup Capital of the World!

If you’re still not sick and tired of Korean rap sensation, Psy, and his super catchy “Gangnam Style” song that’s sweeping the U.S., then here’s something even more interesting…South Korea is THE male makeup capital of the world! Over the past decade, South Korean men have been leading the pack straight to the makeup counter, spending $495.5 million on skin care last year alone, according to a CBS report. That’s... 

Bird Poo Facials – The Latest Japanese Skincare Trend

A lead-based white face powder was fashionable among the elite during Japan’s Edo period in the 1600′s, introduced by celebrity geisha, courtesans and Kabuki actors. Unfortunately, the high lead level in their white makeup caused serious damage, sometimes leading to death. As a remedy, women used a mask containing nightingale droppings that had enzymes said to break down dead skin cells. Now there’s a modernized version in which... 

The Latest Japanese Beauty Trends @ Marukai 98 stores

Last Spring, we did a story on the amazing L.A Japanese emporium, Marukai 98 and all the interesting Japanese beauty goodies we found there. We recently checked Marukai out again and here’s some more interesting Japanese beauty goods! PILL MASKS WITH CONTAINER You’ll find beauty “pill” masks all over Japan and other countries in Asia like Taiwan and Korea. These beauty masks expand once they’re dipped in a container filled... 

Fangs – the latest Japanese Beauty Trend

Even though Halloween is over, hold onto those vampire fangs since you may need it the next time you’re in Tokyo! Called “yaeba” in Japanese (or the American equivalent of snaggletooth), this latest Japanese trend has countless Japanese young women rushing to their dentists for re-shaping their teeth into sharper, fang-like look. Why? “The gapped tooth is sort of preorthodontic or early development, and the naturally occurring... 

Bye Bye Hair Straightening: FDA Steps In

For those of you addicted to hair straightening, it might be time to say farewell to hair straightening company, Brazilian Blowout. After months of debate, testing by multiple agencies and major denials  by company, Brazilian Blowout, the FDA has finally stepped in and issued an ultimatum to get its act together by yesterday, September 12th. The FDA tested their products and found a whopping 8.7 – 10.4% formaldehyde content in their formula.... 

Bzzzz….Bee Venom Mask – a Botox alternative?

Buzzz….Buzzz…Buzzz The next time you see or hear a bee buzzing nearby, you may want to think twice about smacking them to death with a magazine or shoe. Thanks to the Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s wife), a face mask made of bee venom will now be available all over salons in China. Say NO to Botox, Yes to...Bee Venom? This bee venom mask (which the Duchess is a huge fan of)  is being promoted as an organic alternative to... 

Another “cool” Japan beauty product – Cooling Sprays!

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, we’re also in the midst of a heat wave. That trickle of sweat running down your back? Ewwww… Well it looks like the Japanese have once again come up with a brilliant albeit unusual product – this time to battle the intense heat with ICE COLD COOLING FOAM SPRAYS. The latest Japanese skincare trend? Ice cold cooling sprays! Japanese male cosmetics brands like Gatsby and Uno have always... 

The latest Japanese beauty trend…Bagel-Heads!

Bagel-heads - the latest skincare trend in Japan So look closely at the above image – this is the latest trend in Japan that we here in the US are calling BAGEL-HEADS. That’s right people – BAGELS. Brace yourself  while we explain this bizarre trend. Japanese people are injecting saline into their foreheads to make the skin bubble. Then they press a finger into the center of the bubble to create the indentation to achieve the “bagel”... 

Japanese Skin: The Secrets & Tips

With Marie Louise Cosmetics being a Japanese skincare line that has been around for nearly 100 years, I think it is safe to say that I am a Japanese skin care junkie, and I know there are lots of others out there.  With this in mind, I took a look around at what’s available online related to Japanese skincare. Japanese women are conditioned since childhood to devote a large chunk of her time tending to her skin. According to Japanese cosmetics... 

Marukai 98: The BEST Japanese $2 Beauty Items

As a renowned Japanese skincare brand (Marie Louise Cosmetics), we understand the fascination with Asian skincare – specifically Japanese beauty/skincare products. Well if you live in L.A, then you probably are familiar with Marukai 98. Marukai 98 is basically the Japanese version of the 99 cent store but instead of low-quality, almost expired items commonly associated with the 99 cent store, Marukai 98 offers the CRAZIEST, CUTEST, WHY-DIDN’T-I-THINK-OF-THAT... 

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