Base Makeup Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2021

Best Base Makeup Products to Buy in Japan 2021–2022

One of the biggest and the most influential online beauty portal sites in the world, @cosme hosts the cosmetics awards twice a year (mid-year and year-end), introducing the up-to-date rankings of the best beauty products by category chosen by real cosmetics users in Japan. If you are a fan of Japanese beauty products, you can always get the best information from their awards!

In early December, @cosme revealed The Best Cosmetics Awards 2021 Year-End with the latest rankings of the most popular and trending beauty products of the year in Japan. In this article, I’m introducing the top three products from the base makeup category including sunscreen, makeup primer, foundation, BB cream and face powder. Let’s find out the best-buy base makeup products in Japan in 2021–2022!

If you wish to check out more rankings from different categories, I have attached links to them on the bottom of the page, too 🙂

*Please note that this article contains affiliate links.

Best Sunscreen

1st place: &be UV Milk (1,980 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: NIVEA UV Deep Protect Care Gel (Open Price) [Shop Online]

3rd place: ANESSA Perfect UV Skincare Milk (3,300 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Face Primer

1st place: LA ROCHE-POSAY UVidea XL Protection Tone-up Rosy (3,740 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: PAUL & JOE BEAUTE Protecting Foundation Primer (3,850yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: LA ROCHE-POSAY UVidea XL Protection Tone-up Light (3,740 yen)

Best Liquid Foundation

1st place: DIOR Forever Fluid Glow (6,600 yen)

2nd place: shu uemura unlimited lasting fluid (6,160 yen)

3rd place: Maybelline New York Fit Me Liquid Foundation (1,760 yen)

Best Powder Foundation

1st place: MAQuillAGE Dramatic Powdery EX (4,400 yen)

2nd place: INTEGRATE Pro Finish Foundation (1,430 yen)

3rd place: elegance Fine Velvety Foundation (6,600 yen)

Best Cushion Foundation

1st place: LAURA MERCIER Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Cushion (6,600 yen)

2nd place: Yves Saint Laurent Encre De Peau Le Cushion (8,800 yen)

3rd place: NARS Pure Radiant Protection Aquatic Glow Cushion Foundation (6,600 yen)

Best BB & CC Cream

1st place: DECORTÉ Sun Shelter Tone up CC (3,300 yen)

2nd place: MAQuillAGE Dramatic Nude Jelly BB (3,080 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: LANCOME UV Expert BB (6,380 yen)

Best Face Powder

1st place: NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder (5,500 yen)

2nd place: Elégance La Poudre Haute Nuance (11,000 yen)

3rd place: CANMAKE Marshmallow Finish Powder (1,034 yen)

Best Concealer

1st place: DIOR Forever Skin Correct Concealer (4,620 yen)

2nd place: &be Founcealer (3,850 yen)

3rd place: DECORTE Tone Perfecting Palette (4,950 yen)

Best Highlighter

1st place: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (4,620 yen)

2nd place: Cle de Peau Beaute Rehausseur D’éclat (8,800 yen)

3rd place: BOBBY BROWN Highlighting Powder (6,600 yen)

Best Setting Spray

1st place: KOSE Make Keep Mist EX (1,320 yen)

2nd place: DECORTE Comfort Daymist Set & Protection (3,300 yen)

3rd place: d program Allerbarrier Mist (1,650 yen)

(The full list of the Best Cosmetics Awards 2021 can be found at the @cosme website! →

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For more cosmetics rankings from different categories and the “Hall of Fame” beauty products from @cosme Best Cosmetics Awards, please check out listed articles, below!

▽Hall of Fame▽

▽Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2021 Mid-Year▽

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