@COSME: Best Cosmetics Awards 2015 & Where to Buy the Products!

@COSME is Japan's biggest beauty portal, providing the latest beauty-related news, rankings, reviews and even sale of products.

So which top beauty products won the @COSME Best Cosmetics Awards 2015? Let's find out! Want to buy the products? Don't worry, we have also scouted the best deals for you to buy them in Singapore or online!

(The winners of the 2015 @cosme Best Cosmetics Awards were chosen and ranked in a fair manner by quantifying the amount of buzz each product has generated among @cosme viewers, based on reviews submitted by members who have actually used the products. Info from here.)

Read the original article in Chinese here.

 

BEST OVERALL AWARDS

GRAND PRIZE

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Volupte Shine In 15 Corail Initutive

Retail Price: S$50

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Read the Beauty Look Book's review and swatches here!

The Rouge Volupte Shine range of lipsticks from French luxury brand Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, has always been the bestselling due to its luxurious girly packaging and pigmented shades. Hyaluronic acid microspheres help seal in moisture for 8 hours of hydration. The fruity mango scent is refreshing and the colour is intense and shiny with a creamy melting texture.

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2ND PRIZE

THE DAISO Silicone Moisturizing Mask

Retail Price: S$2 

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This product, a regular at @COSME Awards, is No. 2 in 2015's awards. Sold by Japan's biggest budget store, this product is a bestseller in Japan. Wrapped over a sheet mask, it prevents the mask's serum from evaporating under air-conditioning. The ear loops prevent the sheet mask from slipping off when you move, and you can even use it in the shower as a face-steaming mask.

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3RD PRIZE

MAQuillAGE Dramatic Melting Rouge 

Retail Price: fr. S$46

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Check out Front Row Beauty's review here!

The 3rd winner of 2015 @COSME Best Overall Awards is also the winner for First Half of 2015's Best New Lipstick. This lipstick from Shiseido's Maquillage line, has a high concentration of a rich beauty oil that gives luster and moisture as it melts and spreads over the lips. It claims to be able to last for 6 hours without losing its shine.

Buy it from: 

  • Local Shiseido counters
  • Rakuten - S$35

 

HALL OF FAME

PRODUCTS WITH MORE THAN 2 WINS

CHANEL Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder

Retail Price: fr. S$75

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Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder; L-R: unblended, spread, and blended

Read Hellojaa's review here!

This ultra-soft loose powder with its sheer, light coverage with a soft matte finish, is a winner in 2015 @COSME Hall of Fame. The powder is very finely milled, producing a natural and sheer finish. The specially designed filter dispenses just the right amount of powder to disguise imperfections without emphasizing lines and even out your skin tone.

Buy it from: 

  • Local Chanel Counters
  • Cheapest from Airport Duty Free
  • Oz Cosmetics - S$90.90

 

CANMAKE Cream Cheek

Retail Price: S$12.90

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Check out Jamila AJ's review of CL07 here!

This winner in 2015 @COSME Hall of Fame with its pretty girly packaging, cute colours and affordable pricing, has won the hearts of many girls since its launch. The breakthrough formula of emollient agents that are highly compatible with your skin, enclosed in a special stretchy gel, protects your skin from drying out, but also improves the blusher's adhesion to your skin, making it longer-lasting. The melting gel-type texture, which is silky-soft on your fingers, becomes dry from the instant you apply it to your cheeks, creating a complexion that exudes health from deep within your skin.

Buy it here:

  • Zalora: $12.90 (wait for coupon codes to buy! Free shipping above $40 purchase)
  • Redmart: $9.05 (on promotion for a limited time now! Free shipping above $30 for your first order. Check for Redmart's promotions here)

 

COW BRAND Beauty Soap Blue Box (Refreshing)

Retail Price: JPY600 (approx. S$7+) for 85g x 6 Pieces

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This product has won COSME's Best Soap award thrice! It is made by one of Japan's oldest soap manufacturers, Cow Brand, which has a history of more than a century. The price is affordable, and it cleans thoroughly and easily. It is one of the most beloved, popular beauty basics in Japan. The milk ingredients moisturise your skin and ensure that your skin feel refreshing not tight after cleansing.

Buy it here:

  • Rakuten - S$11 for 85g x 6 Pieces (Check for Rakuten promotions here)
  • @COSME - JPY259 for 85g x 3 Pieces (Shipping charges to SG applies)

 

NIVEA Creme

Retail Price: S$4.95

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Check Broke and Beautiful's  review here!

The Japanese Nivea Creme is formulated differently and is recognised as the most effective version. It has won COSME awards thrice consecutively and entered the Hall of Fame in 2015. This budget moisturiser has been recommended by numerous Japanese magazines, variety shows and beauty bloggers. It is a rich, creamy moisturiser suitable for dry seasons and can be used all over the body, especially rough spots such as knees, feet, elbows and hands.

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ALBION Herbal Oil Gold

Retail Price: Fr. S$82

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Founded in 1956, Japanese skincare brand Albion aims to help all women achieve perfect translucent and supple skin. Albion represents women's continual quest towards beauty and also the ideal premium skincare brand in the world. The Herbal Oil Gold is made from natural extracted ingredients, such as Inca Omega Oil, Borage Oil and Golden Jojoba Oil, and does not feel oily on your skin despite the texture. It absorbs well and works great on your hair and your body.

Buy it here:

  • Albion Counters at Takashimaya and Metro Centrepoint
  • Qoo10 - S$78.75

 

ANGFA Scalp-D Beaute Pure Free Eyelash Serum

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Angfa Scalp-D is a highly reputed hair and scalp specialist in Japan. This eyelash serum has won the @COSME Best Eyelash Serum Award consecutively for 3 years and entered the Hall of Fame in 2015. The exclusive ingredient Widelash™ thoroughly nurtures and maintains the eyelashes, lengthening and at the same time strengthening them.

 

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SHISEIDO Spotscover Foundation

Retail Price: JPY 1296 (approx. S$16)

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Check out BEAUTYCHOCCAFE's review here!

A all-rounder concealer, creamy, easy to blend and provides superior coverage. It has been Japan’s all-time award-winning #1 concealer since 1980 and it enters the @COSME Hall of Fame in 2015. The creamy texture does not crease into fine lines and a little goes a long way, a thin layer is enough to cover your blemishes, scars, and any imperfections. It can also be used to highlight areas on your face to enhance your facial structure.

Buy it here: 

  • Amazon - US$37.79
  • Qoo10 - S$23.99 (Shipping fee fr. $3)

 

MOROCCANOIL Treatment Original

Retail Price: US$44 (approx. S$63)

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Check out Allure's review here!

MOROCCANOIL is a popular and reputed hair care brand started by a Israeli who in the midst of travelling, experiences the amazing effects of using Moroccan oil as hair care. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, this hair treatment leaves you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use.  This has become a fave hair care product amongst many and many Hollywood stars swear by it! 

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PANASONIC Nano-e Nano Care Hair Dryer EH-NA96

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The Panasonic EH-NA-96-VP hair dryer (only sold in Japan) uses the nano ion technology to neutralise the pH, provide moisture, protect your hair and even control the scalp from producing too much oil. It also controls the temperature at 50℃ to keep the hair shiny and healthy. Comes with 3 temperature modes, quick dry nozzle design, Hot and cold rhythm mode, folding handle and 1200W power.

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VO5 Super Keep Hair Spray Extra Hard (Unscented)

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This hair spray lets you mold your hair into any style. It has won @COSME Best Hair Product multiple times and is recommended by many Japanese magazines and stars. The Extra Hard version holds styles firmly in place and maintains them without a wayward hair in sight. Your hair will stay neat on rainy and windy days. It also includes seaweed essence and lavender essence to moisturise your hair.

Buy it here:

  • Qoo10 - S$33.74 (330g) (Delivery charge S$9.50)
  • Rakuten - S$54.40 (330g)

 

HOUSE OF ROSE Oh! Baby Body Smoother

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Read Wickermoss's review here!

A No. 1 in @COSME Best Skincare Award for many years, this acclaimed body smoother contains naturally alkaline spring water together with the perfect balance of large to fine scrubbing beads. It is formulated to soften at body temperature and the scrubbing beads gently dissolve with only light massaging action, leaving you with smooth, soft skin.

Buy it here:

  • Qoo10 - S$52.00 (Delivery charge $3.90)
  • @COSME - JPY2,160 (approx. S$26, International forwarding service required)

 

BEST NEW PRODUCTS

ESPRIQUE Select Eye Color

Retail Price: S$15

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Esprique, Kose's makeup line, is not very popular here but in Japan, the brand models are actually Aragaki Yui and Ueto Aya (super popular Japanese stars)! There are 16 regular shades in this eyeshadow line and 2 limited edition colours. The microfine diamond powder can be used to highlight or do a smoky eye depending on the shade. This eye shadow goes on pure, bright, and shimmery, brightening up your dark eyelid areas, does not sink into lines and is inexpensive and easy to use.

Buy it here:

 

ALBION Dressed Moisture Chiffon

Retail Price: JPY5,000 (approx. S$60)

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Check out Cosmetic Candy's review here!

You may be familiar with Albion's bestseller the Skin Conditioner Essential, but the Best New Product today is their Dressed Moisture Chiffon powder foundation. Albion launches a limited edition powder foundation every Autumn/winter season and this 2015 A/W edition has increased the moisturising ingredients up a notch. It provides strong protection against dryness and will adhere to your skin for a lasting finish. Your complexion will look healthy and rejuvenated, while avoiding the flat, cakey look of many powders.

Buy it here:

  • Check Albion Counters at Takashimaya and Metro Centrepoint
  • Amazon - US$79.99
  • Everglowbeauty - US$$64.50 (shipping charges apply)

 

NIVEA Creme Care Lip Balm Unscented

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This highly moisturising lip balm is very suitable for the dry seasons. With moisturizing trehalose, royal jelly, and more to nourish the lips.  It can be used as a lip mask to heal chapped cracked lips. You will find your lips soft and hydrated, making it easy to put on your lip products.

Buy it from:

  • eBay - US $9.88
  • Rakuten - S$ 6.02 (Shipping charges apply)

 

KAO Essential Night Care Milk

Retail Price: From S$11.95

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Essential, a line under Kao, is a well-known hair care brand in Japan. Japanese hair care products are always well thought out, this leave in hair conditioner is specifically made for ladies who wash their hair at night as it protects the hair from “Pillow Friction”. After washing and blowdrying your hair to 80% dry, use about 1ml of the product on your hair, avoiding the scalp area. You will find your hair smooth and manageable the next morning!

Buy it here: 

  • Local supermarkets, drugstores
  • Qoo10 - S$11.60 (Shipping charge S$3.99)
  • Guardian Online - Promo price S$9.90 (Shipping free with orders above S$40)

 

KNEIPP Gute Luft Bath Salt: Pine and Fir Tree

Retail Price: JPY2,400 (approx. S$29)

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Kneipp is a German brand offering natural essential oil and aromatherapy products, founded in 1891 with over 120 years of history. A good soak in a hot bath is a great way to relax at home and this product contains natural essential oil of fir, transporting you to a fragrant pine forest when you bathe. These bath salts also improve blood circulaton, soothes tired, sore muscles, and also help in relieving symptoms of cold, sore throat and congestion. 

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BENEFIQUE Beauty Booster

Retail Price: JYP4,000 (approx. S$48)

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Benefique is Japanese skin care brand Shiseido's second high end beauty line after Cle de Peau Beaute. This supplement is recommended to ladies  who suffer from poor circulation and chills, as it contains Double Ginger (dried and steamed), Siberian ginseng, cinnamon extract, as well as coenzyme Q10 and 12 beauty ingredients like vitamins and iron to help in anti-aging, moisturising and firming of skin. 

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KAO Flair Fragrance Flair Flower & Harmony

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Fragrance is very important to the Japanese, as you can see from the products that Japanese created to ensure that their surroundings smell good. A good example will be them putting fabric softener in their laundry and this product from Kao not only gives fabric a light, soft touch that feels comfortable on the skin, it also prevents static cling and gives a gentle aroma to the clothes that lasts throughout the day. Even when you do not use perfume, you can still smell the refreshing scent on your clothes and give a good impression to others.

Buy it here: 

Rakuten - S$16.83 (bouquet scent)

 

CHANEL Chance Eau Vive Eau De Toilette

Retail Price: From S$128

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The latest addition to Chanel Chance fragrance line. This vibrant floral scent fragrance creates a playful impression with invigorating Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Jasmine, Cedar and Iris notes. After the Grapefruit note settles, the softness of jasmine and white musks also comes through to create an alluring sophiscated scent. Very suited to wear for the office.

 

Buy it here: 

 

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