Asian Beauty Haul

by Joyce in


If you've been paying attention to my Instagram, you may notice that I'm a big fan of a nice bowl of ramen. Yum. We're always on the hunt for ramen restaurants, but frequently visit the ramen shop at Mitsuwa, a Japanese grocery chain here in the US. 

Lately, I've been stalking the beauty aisle and have taken home some fun products I thought I should share! 

hada labo hyaluronic lotion review, browlash ex 24hr water strong pencil liner review

Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion
I'm glad to finally tried this hydration serum after numerous bloggers/readers have recommended it in the past. I've heard it described as an alternative to Hydraluron, which is difficult to get a hold of in the US. I love the water-like texture that helps to add moisture to your current routine. This scent free product only requires a few drops and you're good to go! 

Browlash Ex 24hr Water Strong Pencil Liner
I'm a bit eyeliner obsessed so I thought I really should try something from an Asian brand. This particular liner is very black, and the texture is not too hard or creamy. It doesn't drag when applied either, and it wears well on me. I don't recall it smudging at all, though it does crease a bit in my monolid depending on how much I apply. I've swatched it a few times, and it is seriously so budgeproof on my arm! 

Dollywink Pencil Eyeliner review, Koji eyelash curler review

Dolly Wink Pencil Eyecolor
After the success with the Browlash liner, I thought I would try another one. I've heard so much about Dolly Wink that I thought it would be crazy not to try something from the brand! I picked up this shimmery champagne shade and have enjoyed using it. It wears only about 4-6 hours on me, but the shade is quite brightening. 

Koji Eyelash Curler
I've always had some difficulty with eyelash curlers, but this little curler grabs my outer lashes perfectly and gives my lashes a great curl. I don't know about you, but I frequently have an issue with my outer lashes poking my eyes, and this solves it very easily. I usually use a heated eyelash curler (from Japonesque) and this curler really helps to give them an extra boost. 

Here are swatches of the eyeliners! 

browlash ex water strong pencil liner swatch, dolly wink pencil eyecolor swatch

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with how these purchases turned out. I definitely want to try more from these brands! Even though they are a bit more expensive at Mitsuwa than online, these all come in at about $11-20, which in my mind is pretty affordable. Have you tried any of these products or have any recommendations for other products that I should try? I'd love to know!