I love make-up. I really love it, and I’m happy to drop quite a few yen when it comes in beautiful packaging. So, this post is dedicated to one of my favourite Japanese make-up brands, Majolica Majorca.
I was introduced to Majolica Majorca on my very first trip to Japan. I was in a pharmacy in the middle of nowhere in Hyogo prefecture, browsing the aisles of hairspray and incomprehensible health supplements, and suddenly I was called! The packaging, the colours, the models… ah, heaven in a mascara tube!
Aside from the gorgeous packaging, make-up is one of those products that no matter how large or small, tall or small, oriental or occidental you are, it really doesn’t matter. So what if you can’t fit in to those shoes or that skirt? Lipstick has no sizing problems. Among my collection, I’ve found the eyeshadow to be long-lasting, and the selection of colours across the range caters for the bold (reds, pinks, bright greens) to the neutral (browns, golds, beiges).
One word of advice I would offer – unless you have an asian skin-tone, avoid the foundation. As it’s a Japanese make-up brand, it is of course catered to Japanese skin tones rather than western. But don’t let that stop you experimenting with glittery mascara and contouring eyeshadow!
Majolica Majorca can be found in pretty much any pharmacy or make-up specific shop (often they line the side-streets and offer discounts, don’t be put off by people with megaphones shouting about their wares!). Typical prices for eyeshadow trios are 1500yen ($16), mascara 1200yen ($13) and lip gloss is around 500yen ($5).
Perfect for the most glamourous Tokyo tourists!