Base Makeup Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2022

Best Base Makeup Products to Buy in Japan 2022–2023

Base Makeup Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2022

The Best Cosmetics Awards 2022 has just been released with Japan’s latest ranking of beauty products! Let’s find out the latest and the most trending beauty products of the year voted by Japanese beauty product users!

The biggest and the most influential online beauty community in Japan, “@cosme” hosts the beauty award “The Best Cosmetics Awards” twice a year in June and December, with rankings of the most popular and trending cosmetics products from various categories (skincare, makeup, body care, hair care, etc). The rankings are based on actual users’ votes, so it’s genuine and up-to-date. The Best Cosmetics Awards are top-rated and influential among cosmetics fans worldwide, and winning products tend to become even more popular or sell out quickly after awards are revealed!

In this article, I’d like to share the top three products from The Best Cosmetics Awards 2022. We will be looking into the base makeup products categorized by sunscreens, concealers, foundations, BB creams, setting powders, and more. Let’s find out the best base makeup products selected by Japanese users in 2022–2023!

*Please note that this article contains affiliate links.

Best Sunscreens

1st place
Kanebo, Veil Of Day
40g: ¥5,500

2nd place
NIVEA, Deep Pprotect & Care Gel
80g: ¥800+ [Shop Online]

3rd place
ALLIE, Chrono Beauty Gel UV EX
40g: ¥1,364/ 90g: ¥2,7280 [Shop Online]

Best Primers

1st place
Cle du Peau BEAUTE, Correcting Cream Veil
40g: ¥7,150 [Shop Online]

2nd place
LA ROCHE POSAY, UV Idea XL Protection Tone Up Rose
30ml: ¥3,960/ 50ml ¥4,840 [Shop Online]

3rd place
PAUL & JOE, Protecting Foundation Primer
30ml: ¥3,850

Best Powder Foundations

1st place
MAQuillAGE, Dramatic Powder EX
9.3g: ¥4,400/ 9.5g (refill): ¥3,300/ case only: ¥1,100 [Shop Online]

2nd place
INTEGRATE, Pro Finish Foundation
10g: ¥1,870/ 10g (refill): ¥1,430/ case only: ¥660 [Shop Online]

3rd place
Elegance, Fine Velvety Foundation
9g: ¥6,600/ 9g (refill): ¥5,500/ case & sponge: ¥1,100

Best Liquid Foundations

1st place
DIOR, Forever Skin Glow
70ml: ¥7,040 [Shop Online]

2nd place
30ml: ¥6,600

3rd place
Shu Uemura, Unlimited Lasting Fluid
35ml: ¥6,600

Best Cream Foundations

1st place
SUQQU, The Cream Foundation
200ml (refill): ¥5,170/ 200ml: ¥5,500 [Shop Online]

2nd place
KANEBO, Lively Skin Wear
30g: ¥11,000

3rd place
Cle de Peau BAUTE, Radient Cream Foundation
25g: ¥14,300 [Shop Online]

Best Cushion Foundations

1st place
LAURA MERCIER, Flawless Lumiere Radience-Perfecting Cushion
15g: ¥6,600/ 15g (refill): ¥5,170/ two cushion sponges: ¥1,430

2nd place
TIRTIR, Mask Fit Red Cushion
18g: ¥2,790 [Shop Online]

3rd place
NARS, Pure Radiant Protection Aquatic Glow Cushion Foundation
12g: ¥6,820/ 12g (refill): ¥5,280/ one sponge: ¥880/ one case: ¥1,540 [Shop Online]

Best BB Creams

1st place
DIOR, Prestige Light-in-White Protecteur UV Mineral BB
30ml: ¥14,300 [Shop Online]

2nd place
LANCÔME, UV Expert Youth Shield
30ml: ¥6,430/ 50ml: ¥8,800 [Shop Online]

3rd place
MAQuillAGE, Dramatic Cover Gelly BB
30g: ¥3,080 [Shop Online]

Best Face Powders

1st place
NARS, Light Reflecting ™️ Setting Powder- Pressed
3g: ¥2,860/ 10g ¥5,830

2nd place
innisfree, No-Sebum Mineral Powder
5g: ¥825 [Shop Online]

3rd place
GIVENCHY, Prisme Libre Setting & Finishing Loose Powder
3g ×4 pieces: ¥7,480 [Shop Online]

Best Concealers

1st place
DECORTE, Tone Perfecting Palettle
5g: ¥4,950

2nd place
& be, Founcealer
4g: ¥3,850/ 2g (refill): ¥1,650

3rd place
IPSA, Creative Concealer e
4.5g: ¥3,850

Best Highlighters

1st place
DIOR, Forever Couture Luminizer
6g: ¥6,710 [Shop Online]

2nd place
MAC, Mineralize Skinfinish
10g: ¥5,280 [Shop Online]

3rd place
Cle de Peau BEAUTE, The Luminize Face Enhancer
10g: ¥9,350/ 10g (refill): ¥6,050 [Shop Online]

Best Setting Spray

1st place
KOSE, Make Keep Mist EX
40ml (trial size): ¥880/ 85ml: ¥1,320 [Shop Online]

2nd place
DECORTE, Comfort Day Mist Set & Protect
60ml: ¥3,300 [Shop Online]

3rd place
d program, Allerbarrier Mist N
57ml: ¥1,650

(The full list of the Best Cosmetics Awards 2022 can be found at the @cosme website! →

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