These Style And Beauty Picks Spark Our Passions This August | CoolJapan

Life would be dull without a touch of colour. And what better way to add life to your days than by doing something that you love? That’s why this month, we’re all about celebrating all the wonderful things that spark our passions. We’re hoping that through these style and beauty picks we’re all eyeing, we can ignite our creativity that feeds our beloved pursuits. 


Deputy Editor

These Lunasol Eye Coloration Palettes are part of our style and beauty picks this August 2019

Lunasol Eye Coloration Palette, SGD88

"More than a way to enhance natural features, I've always seen makeup as a creative outlet. It's like painting but your face is the canvas. So I try to experiment with different looks as much as I can, especially on the eyes. The colours in the Lunasol Eye Coloration Palette in Twilight Sky are just calling out to me, begging to be pat and blended. They're so pretty, I might just answer with the help of my wallet when they are released in September."


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

A navy blue shirt with a pocket and a red thread design

Uniqlo x Makoto Shinkai UT, SGD19.90

"It's no secret to those who know me that one of my great loves in life is animé. And Makoto Shinkai's works, from 5 Centimeters Per Second to Kimi No Na Wa, not only brought me entertainment but also reignited my deep interest for creating simple yet heart-tugging stories. So imagine my excitement when I found out that a Uniqlo x Makoto Shinkai UT collection is going to be released on 19 August to celebrate Shinkai's works in line with his latest film, Tenki No Ko. Not only does each piece inspire creativity, but wearing it will also definitely bring a spring to my step, knowing that I'm sporting something related to what I'm strongly into."


Features Writer and Community Specialist

Banyan Tree Coconut & Seaweed Mineral Sunscreen

Banyan Tree Coconut & Seaweed Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++, USD32.90/~SGD45.53 (

"Suncare is a very important part of my skincare routine. I have to admit that sometimes when I realise I forgot to put on sunscreen, I have a hard time concentrating on what I'm doing because it bothers me. And I also limit my activities under the sun, which can sometimes be a hindrance when I'm trying something new. So lately, I've been looking for a sunscreen that I can bring with me during my outings. The new Banyan Tree Coconut & Seaweed Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++ is a great candidate. It's said to be lightweight, very effective and coral-reef safe!"


Features Writer

Gold dangling earrings with gemstones.

STONEHENgE Silhouette Earrings, SGD375

“I’m a no-fuss type of girl, so I usually skip on accessorising and just rely on stylish yet functional basics that do well on their own. Still, there are days that I feel my wardrobe has become stale. It’s during these times that I turn to dainty accessories to make my look unique and creative. I especially love the meticulously handcrafted design of these STONEHENgE Silhouette earrings. The intricately set stones are like a work of art that I’d love to wear when I want to add a touch of sophistication to my ensemble.”


Community Executive

A black Adidas sneaker

Adidas Originals OZWEEGO, SGD160

“Through my fitness journey, I'm frequently looking out for running shoes that are both comfortable and safe yet aesthetically pleasing for everyday wear. The new Adidas Originals OZWEEGO has caught my eye. What's unique about this model is it takes elements from a '90s footwear silhouette, which adopts a futuristic design approach with a distinctive eye stay panel, defined midsole lines, and a translucent support tube. Contemporary yet classic.”


Creative Manager

A bottle of hair spray

Ouai Wave Spray, SGD18 (

“I have naturally straight and fine hair so it is really hard to maintain the curls after I let down my hair and untie my bun. I need a lot of volume and hold when it comes to products, and the Ouai Wave Spray can texturise my hair so it won’t look flat. I can play with different hairstyles easily because of how well the product holds my hair. A spritz of the Ouai Wave Spray goes a long way — it is definitely something that I use on a regular basis.”

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