Grand Prix selections – “the best of the best of 2007”

No. 1 ) Sparkling Eyes, Pieds Nu, Shiseido
(a cream eye shadow that is bright and shimmery, easy to blend and make gradations with.)

No. 2 ) Ion Steamer Nano Care, estee jeune, National
(a wildly popular ionic facial steamer, also comes with a “cool patter” so that you can alternate steaming and cooling your face)

No. 3 ) Beauty Eyeliner, Tiffa, Shiseido
(tiffa is a popular drugstore brand developed by shiseido.. this eyeliner only comes in three colours and it’s glittery, so it’s not really my thing, but it seems to be wildly popular with teens)

No. 4 ) Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner

No. 5 ) Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Relax Antifrizz

No. 6 ) Ebabiruna Eyebrow Coat, The Daiso
(The Daiso is Japan’s premiere dollar store, i really want to get this one since it’s only 105 yen!!!)

No. 7 ) Powder Eyebrow, Fufu, Shiseido
(easy to make gradations with, stands up to sweat)

No. 8 ) Mitsubachimachi, Lush
(honey soap)

No. 9 ) Automatic Liner, Majorica Majoruca, Shiseido
(a slightly metallic eyeliner by another one of shiseido’s popular drugstore brands- this also took home the Rookie of the Year prize!)

No. 10 ) Beauty Mirror, Anna Sui

Hall of Fame

Items that have consistently ranked high over the years.

DHC Eyelash Tonic
(in the morning it’s used as a mascara base, at night it is a treatment for your lashes, makes them longer and softer)
White Snow Poem, Nebajuku
(this is here due to its “cost performance”- users were apparently stunned that how nice it made their skin given it’s sooo cheap- two 180g bars for only 262 yen!! it contains palm virgin oil. this is a body soap, btw)
Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil

Savex Lip Cream Jar
(pretty much this is supposed to be an amazing healer for times when your lips are in “trouble”- blisters, cold sores, excessive dryness)

Ghassoul Solid & Powder, Naiad
(a clay used like soap traditionally used in morocco, apparently you can put it into lotions, facewash, use it as a mask, use it to remove makeup- it’s kinda a nice cheap DIY addition, 150g for 525 yen!)
Body Butter, The Body Shop
Shiseido Eyelash curler

Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Oil
(this is a camillia oil especially for hair, people with hair damaged by perms and dyejobs swear by it- i also use a shampoo with camellia oil and it really helped when my hair was damaged!)

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

#1 Product Rank
Lipstick: Kose Luminous Rouge Weruni II
Lipgloss: Anna Sui Lip Gloss
Blush: Givenchy Prism Again! Blush
Eyeshadow: Shiseido Pieds Nu Sparkling Eyes
Eyeliner: Shiseido Tiffa Beauty Eyeliner
Mascara: Kiss Mascara Glamourous Volume
Mascara Base & Essence: T’estimo treatment mascara base
Eyebrow: Ebabiruna Eyebrow Coat
Nail polish: T’estimo Jewel Nail Colour
Powder Foundation: Kanebo Revue Essence Impact
Liquid Foundation: Covermark Essence Liquid Foundation Liquid
Cream Foundation: Covermark Essence Foundation
Face Powder: Chacott for Professionals, Finishing Powder
Makeup base: Kanebo Lunasol Eyelid Base
Concealer: Covermark Brightup Foundation
Lotion: Sofina Est The Lotion
Gel & Essence: Cosme Decorte Moisture Liposome
Moisturizer: Albion Exage Moisture Balance Milk III
Face Wash: Lush Angel’s Kindness (i THINK this is ‘angels on bare skin’ but im not sure)
Cleansing: Kose Cosmeport Softymo Super point makeup remover
Pack & Others: Poretol Kakusen Clear Gel
Cream: L’occitane Immortelle Cream Mask
Oil: Sonma Oil Sonbayu Scentless (100% horse oil… i dont really know what this mean but im kind of scared of it…)
Lip Care: DHC medicated Lip Cream
Eye Care: Guerlain Success Eye Tech Advance
Hair Care: Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Relax Antifrizz
Shampoo: Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancer Hair Conditioner
Hair Styling: Curlx Glamourous Curl
Bath Goods: House of Rose Oh!Baby Body Smoother
Soap: Lush Mitsubachimachi (Honey I washed the kids)
Body Care: New Yuskin A Family Medical Cream
Hand Care: Avene Hand cream with cold cream
Fragrance: Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege
Makeup Goods: Anna Sui Beauty Mirror
Sunscreen: Nivea Protect Water Gel SPF 25 PA++
Beauty Goods: Estee Jeune Ion Steamer Nanocare
Supplement: Fancl HTC Collagen

Thanks to amami aya for the comprehensive info! http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=25747

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