Base Makeup Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2023 Mid-Year

Best Base Makeup Products to Buy in Japan 2023

The latest rankings of the Best Cosmetics Awards by @cosme are now revealed! Let’s find out which Japanese cosmetics products won the Best Cosmetics Awards 2023 Mid-Year!

@cosme is Japan’s largest online beauty portal/shopping website, where you can get up-to-date and trustworthy information about Japanese beauty products based on real users’ voices. The website hosts the Best Cosmetics Awards twice a year in June (mid-year) and December (year-end), introducing the best cosmetics products by category based on reviews from strict cosmetics users in Japan.

The mid-year awards feature only newbie beauty products that are released in Japan in the first half of the year, so you can check out the most trending beauty products. This beauty event is so influential that awarded products tend to become even more popular or sell out in shops after they are revealed.

In this article, I’m going to share the latest rankings of new base makeup products 2023 including sunscreen, primer, foundations and BB cream. Let’s catch up with the latest Japanese beauty trend with the Best Cosmetics Awards 2023 Mid-Year!

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

*Please note that this article contains affiliate links.

Best Sunscreen

1st place: ORBIS Wrinkle Bright UV Protector (3,850 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: ADDICTION Skin Care UV Touch Up Cushion (4,400 yen)

3rd place: Cle de Peau Beaute Cream UV n (11,000 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Makeup Primer

1st place: MAQuillAGE Dramatic Skin Sensor Base NEO (2,970 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: GIVENCHY Prisme Libre Skin Caring Corrector (4,620 yen)

3rd place: TIRTIR Mask Fit Tone Up Essence (2,970 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Liquid Foundation

1st place: RMK Skin Tint (5,280 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: Elegance Watery Filmic Foundation (6,600 yen)

3rd place: TIRTIR Mast Fit Red Foundation (3,960 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Cream & Gel Foundation

1st place: CANMAKE Luminous Luna Pact (1,078 yen)

2nd place: Visee Glow Balm Foundation (1,980 yen)

3rd place: Bare Minerals CR Natural Matte Moisturizer (4,950 yen)

Best Cushion Foundation

1st place: LAURA MERCIER Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Tone Up Cushion (refill 5,720 yen/case 1,650 yen)

2nd place: Cle de Peau Teint Cushion Eclat Lumineux (refill 7,700 yen/case 3,300 yen)

3rd place: Nature Republic PROBIO Essence Cushion (2,640 yen)

Best Powder Foundation

1st place: Paul & Joe Beaute Veil Foundation N (5,500 yen)

2nd place: CHANEL Le Blanc Brightening Compact (10,230 yen)

3rd place: Make Up For Ever HD Skin Matte Velvet Compact (6,820 yen)

Best BB & CC Cream

1st place: COSME DECORTE Sun Shelter Multi Protection Tone Up CC (3,300 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: Primavista Just One Finish (3,080 yen)

3rd place: FASIO Airy Stay BB Tint UV (1,320 yen)

Best Face Powder

1st place: NARS Soft Matte Advanced Perfecting Powder (5,280 yen)

2nd place: KOSE Make Keep Powder (1,320 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: Primavista EX Matte Powder for Super Oily Skin (1,980 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Concealer

1st place: DIOR Forever Skin Correct Concealer (5,390 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: KANEBO Designing Color Liquid (3,300 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: GIVENCHY Prisme Libre Skin Caring Concealer (4,620 yen)

(The full list of the Best Cosmetics Awards 2023 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!

▽Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2023 Mid-Year▽

▼Japanese Cosmetics Ranking Archive▼

▽Hall of Fame▽


▽More Japanese Beauty Products▽

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