Both Jelly and Egg have put out make-up rankings based on surveys. They differ, so let’s check out all the trending make-up and I’ll add some personal reviews on some of the products.
This post is image heavy, so wait for items to reload. Jelly pages scanned by me.
Jelly – February 2011 issue – Rankings
They asked 500 models, Jelly Gals (the sub models that appear in street snaps), shop Presidents and shop staff.
For Jelly you’ll notice they’re added more expensive cosmetics along with their rankings. Since MAC make-up is sometimes 2x more expensive in Japan they’re really getting pricey in their purchases.
Also below on each page lists favorite items from each store.
MAC eyelashes in #7 still reign supreme (I’ve switched to #34, so in love with them).
I was surprised CandyDoll’s powder only got 3rd place.
I will caution against 1st place Biore’s cleanser/make-up remover. It’s incredibly drying and it doesn’t take off eyelash glue.
Jelly Make-up 5 big make-up news
1. Eyelashes and make-up are switching from concentrating on lower eyelashes, to working on cat eye and heavier upper lashes.
2. Using red lipstick daily.
3. Eyeliner has moved from the droopy eye to the cat eye. (this seems to be an all gal style trend)
4. Darker haircolor for a more adult look
5. Aiming for a more natural brow
What some models and shop-staff have changed to
Cat instead of droopy, with amount of eyeliner line to do
A lipcolor makes an image change
Natural eye + strong lip
Introduction of orange color for hair and cheek (your blogger included :upheart: )
I tried the MAC Champale collection. Loved the colors, hated the excess frost on all the items. Although their special highlighter looked great
The red-pink rose color seems to be booming with a lot of brands. :heart2:
Egg – Make-up Rankings in January 2011 issue
Now the Egg rankings are NOT done by survey but just with Egg models. No everyday gals :worries:
Lots of gold-type cosmetics for eyes and even light gold color contacts that are popular as well.
Angelcolor Bambi series Chocolate
Candy Magic – King brown
Max Color – ヒャクパーbrown (which is Romihi produced)
Upper eyelash ranking –
1. Diamond Lash Angel
2. Jewerich #3
3. DUP #902
I’ve been trying the Angel lately, and a lot of shop staff in 109 like this style. The Angel for me looks a bit too fake. I prefer Celeb, but they are still a good lash. :upheart:
Lower eyelash ranking –
1. Diamond Lash – Baby
2. Jewerich #3
3. Dollywink #5
I’ve tried the Baby and that and the Diamond Lash in “Natural” are my top two Diamond lower lashes. Baby are a bit delicate however :worry:
MAC #45, wow. Even when I tan I’m an NC 20 at best :worry:
The rise of gel liner is really being shown by magazines recently. I left gel for the DollyWink liner (rated #2), however it’s not as dark as I want. Possibly heading back to gel liner (which is probably why so many models like it, gel tends to keep its original color after hours of wear).
I do like both Candydoll & MAC powder blushes, but it feels a bit sad that both magazines didn’t mention Canmake Cream Cheek. So cheap, so smooth, so buildable. Soooo worth a try :upheart: I’m on my second pot :waves:
MAC lipstick is also amazing in matte. Really conceals chapped lips, which is especially needed in this season. :worry: In the US 6 eyelash containers = a free lipstick because of their recycle program
Trends… will they go on?
Magazines love to do make-up rankings this season because clothing and hair are not really evolving right now.
Red lips: I have my doubts that the red lip will continue, but there seems to be a lot of red in the spring collections (next post), so that could indeed spur on more red lipstick. Although in the ads and spring catalogs it’s been more Spring-style baby pink and rose tints for the lips.
Brown eyeliner: Could be a bigger hit this season, although I’m a bit unsure how well it conceal lash lines with brown instead of black. :worry:
Cat eye instead of Panda eye: This has been a big growing trend within gal. I know some ladies live by the droopy eye, but it’s going a bit out of style. Even the Egg models who have always promoted the panda seem to be leaving it. Nemayayo used to leave quite a bit of white between her eye and bottom lashes, but above you’ll see she’s moved to a bit more black.
Lining the full eye, depends on the gal: If you’ll notice the Jelly girls are all doing the full eyeliner, but the Egg models are only lining half of their bottom.
I’ll try to publish my own rankings sometime this month. Although lately I’m really busy IRL with school and friends, so I blog when I can