Best Transfer-Proof Makeup Products in Japan 2021

Smudge-Proof and Long-Wearing Makeup under Face Mask

COVID-19 has change many things in our daily lives and many of us are still adjusting ourselves to new normals. One of them is our makeup standards. Since now we have to wear face masks most of the times in public, a lot of people going through difficulties wearing makeup under a mask. One of the most common COVID-19 makeup problems is that makeup such as foundation and lipsticks smudges on a face mask.

If you have ever experienced that and wonder “How do I keep my makeup from smudging under a face mask??”, some of Japanese makeup products could solve this.

In this article, I’d like to share the list of the best Japanese makeup products which are designed to be transfer-proof and long-wearing. In fact, even once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we may continue to wear face masks for a while or start wearing them daily in future. So these beauty products might become your new makeup essential!


-Lipsticks

RICAFROSH Liquid Rouge

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RICAFROSH Liquid Rouge (RICAFROSH ジューシーリブティント) is a liquid lipstick that provides long-wearing fresh shine. This product has been trending on social media in Japan lately as a favoutite mask-proof lipstick. The moisturizing, tint formula provides juicy and glossy texture, yet it’s highly long-lasting and prevents from smudging even under face mask. It can be worn with a single coat for natural finish or layered for bold look. Comes in a chic and minimalistic packaging. Available with 6 trendy shades.

Price: 1,680 yen 【Buy it Now】

KOSE Lip Gel Magic EX

Copyright © 1996–2020 KOSE Corporation.

KOSE Lip Gel Magic EX (KOSE リップ ジェル マジック EX) is a lip top coat that prevents lipstick from smudging and maintains its fresh look for many hours. You can simply apply it over your own lipstick or lip gloss and make it long-lasting and transfer-proof. The super-lasting ingredient EX coats lipstick and repels moisture and oils to prevent colour transfer and ensure long-lasting luster and vibrant colour. Clear and pearl types are available.

Price: 1,500 yen【Shop Online】

-Primers

Primavista Long Keep Base

Copyright © Kao Corporation.

Primavista Long Keep Base (プリマヴィスタ 皮脂くずれ防止 化粧下地) is a cult-favourite Japanese makeup primer which is resistant to sweat and sebum and provides a long-lasting smooth finish. It features an advanced oil-blocking formula that suppress excess sebum even under hot and humid weather condition. It helps foundation to adhere better on the skin and last throughout the day. It contains moisturizing ingredients (hyaluronic acid and chamomile extract) to protect the skin form dryness.

Price: 3,000 yen 【Order Online】

CEZANNE Make Keep Base

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CEZANNE Make Keep Base (セザンヌ テカリ防止下地) is an award-winning makeup primer with long-lasting mattifying effect. It contains sebum absorbing powder that keeps the skin shine-free and prevents makeup from smudging or creasing for long hours. The light diffusing effect covers pores and uneven skin tone. Available with 2 colors (pink and light blue)

Price: 600 yen【Shop Online】

ELIXIR Reflet Balancing Oshiroi Milk C

Copyright © Shiseido Co., Ltd.

ELIXIR Reflet Balancing Oshiroi Milk C (エリクシール ルフレ バランシング おしろいミルク C) is a daytime moisturizer that provides light coverage and shine-control. It features skin balancing formula and controls the sebum and moisture balance of the skin. The lightly tinted milk naturally covers skin dullness and uneven tone, and promote smooth and luminous skin.

Price: 1,800 yen【Buy it Now】

-Foundations

MAQuillAGE Dramatic Powdery UV

Copyright © Shiseido Co., Ltd.

MAQuillAGE Dramatic Powdery UV (マキアージュドラマティックパウダリー UV) is a powder foundation with a long-lasting semi-matte finish. It’s made of beauty serum and powder, and features an advanced mousse press technology that blends into the skin smoothly. It covers pores and uneven skin tone, add natural luster and enhances the translucency of the skin without too powdery or feeling dry.

Price: 3,000 yen【Shop Now】

INTEGRATE Water Jelly Crush Foundation

Copyright © Shiseido Co., Ltd.

INTEGRATE Water Jelly Crush Foundation (インテグレート 水ジェリークラッシュファンデーション) is a lightweight, long-lasting gel formula foundation. The watery texture foundation adheres on the skin smoothly and prevents makeup smudging caused by excess sebum and sweat throughout the day. It covers pores and roughness of the skin and create natural radiant skin.

Price: 2,000 yen【Buy Online】

-Cheek Blushes

K-Palette Lasting Cheek Tint

Copyright © 2012 CUÒRE Co.,Ltd.

K-Palette Lasting Cheek Tint (K-パレット ラスティングチークティント) is a cheek tint with great longevity and skin care effect. It has a creamy yet smooth texture that spreads easily, blends in your own skin tone and gives natural semi-glow shade. It contains skin care ingredients (hyaluronic acid, collagen and squalane) to give moisture and glow to the skin. The water-proof and long-lasting formula keeps fresh shade throughout the day. Available with 3 shades.

Price: 1,200 yen【Shop Online】

CANMAKE Cream Cheek

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CANMAKE Cream Cheek (キャンメイク クリームチーク) is one of the top-selling Japanese drugstore beauty products of all time that won multiple beauty awards over a decade. The silky and soft cream blush blends in with your skin smoothly and gives a dewy-fresh finish that lasts for hours. It contains emollient agents which protect the skin from dryness and also improve the blush adhesion to the skin, making it longer-lasting. Available with 10 shades.

Price: 638 yen【Shop Now】

-Setting Sprays

KOSE Make Keep Mist

Copyright © 1996–2020 KOSE Corporation.

KOSE Make Keep Mist (KOSE メイク キープ ミスト) a setting spray that is highly resistant to water, sweat and sebum. It’s formulated with makeup coating ingredients which prevents makeup from smudging, keeps your skin shine-free and maintains the fresh look of your makeup for many hours. It contains moisturizing ingredients which add natural luster and moisture to the skin.

Price: 1,200 yen【Shop Online】

Shushupa! Make Keep Spray

Copyright©2019 T-Garden inc.

Shushupa! Make Keep Spray (Shushupa! メイクキープスプレー) is a setting spray that makes makeup waterproof and keeps your skin shine-free throughout the day. The micro-fine mist coats makeup and prevents from smudging caused by water, sweat and rubbing. It’s gentle formula and free of paraben, ethanol and mineral oil. It contains beauty ingredients to keep your skin moisturized.

Price: 1,300 yen【Buy it Now】


Thanks for reading! These transfer-proof makeup products are extremely useful not only for wearing under face mask but also for hot and humid weather. If you are looking for long-wearing makeup products that last throughout the day, I’d highly recommend you to try listed makeup products!

If you are into Japanese beauty products, I’d recommend you to check out the online cosmetics store Kokoro that offers a wide selection of Japanese beauty products with worldwide shipping. Visit their website (Kokoro: http://bit.ly/32HfNbi) to check more Japanese cosmetics products! Free shipping is available when you spend over 40 USD!

For more information about Japanese beauty products, please check out these articles, too!

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