5 Mask-Proof Makeup Products From Beloved Japanese Beauty Brands | CoolJapan

We don't know about you, but we're definitely keeping our masks on for the foreseeable future. So we definitely have to make adjustments to mask-proof our makeup too. Luckily, there are a lot of products from beloved Japanese beauty brands that are long-wearing (if not transfer-proof). Get to know our top picks below.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint SPF23

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint SPF23 product shot

SGD65 (sephora.sg)

We want to have an even skin tone even underneath our masks. Instead of foundation, we're choosing a light-coverage formula to camouflage minimal discolouration. The Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint SPF23 promises to give 12 hours of moisture in addition to waterproof, crease-proof, transfer-resistant, and shine-resistant staying power. It's also formulated with Shiseido's Activeforce™ Technology that allows the skin tint to hold up against heat, humidity, and oil.

shu uemura Stage Performer Invisible Powder

shu uemura Stage Performer Invisible Powder product shot 

SGD60 (sephora.sg)

All the humidity underneath our masks can make our skin oil up fast, so we need a good powder to keep the shine in control. The shu uemura Stage Performer Invisible Powder is a colourless pressed setting powder that mattifies the skin while still giving just a bit of glow.

Cezanne Cheek Stick


Japanese beauty brand Cezanne is quite popular for its powder blushes, but did you know it has cream blushes too? The Cheek Stick has a long-wearing cream-to-powder formula that gives your cheeks a glowy flush. Once it dries down, it won't budge or fade — exactly what you want in a mask-proof blush. It's not drying either, since it's formulated with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and moisturising beauty oils.

Jill Stuart Lip Contour & Blur Liner

Jill Stuart Lip Contour & Blur Liner product shot

SGD29 (sephora.sg)

If you're still hunting for a transfer-resistant lippie that will make you look put together after you remove your mask, you may want to consider ditching lipsticks in favour of lip liners. The Lip Contour & Blur Liner from the Japanese brand Jill Stuart is one mask-proof makeup product you might like. It has a long-wearing formula and satin finish that doesn't smudge. It also comes with a built-in applicator for softening harsh lines and blending if you want to do a gradient lip.

KOSE Lip Gel Magic

KOSE Lip Gel Magic product shot

SGD25 (watsons.com.sg)

Alternatively, you can turn any bullet lipstick into a mask-proof lippie with the KOSE Lip Gel Magic. It’s a thick gel topcoat that prevents your lipstick from smudging or staining. It can also turn a matte lipstick into one with a pearlescent finish (choose the Pearl variant) or a satin lippie into demi-matte (pick the Half Matte type).

(Cover photo from: Racim Amr via Unsplash)


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