I love going to Asian makeup stores. They seem to always have the coolest tools/accessories to make applying makeup much more efficient! These are some of the things I love and use regularly:
False eyelash case
Perfect for keeping my fragile falsies safe on the go. I also like to keep my used falsies in there until I have time to clean them. These have a divider inside to separate used from unused lashes or top from bottom lashes.
My right eyelid has a life of its own. Some days it's so hooded that it becomes monolid! These tapes have been a life saver to keep both eyes looking even.
False eyelash glue
This is my favorite eyelash glue at the moment. The flowery design is limited edition I believe. I like this formula especially because it becomes tacky SO fast, literally in seconds. And it's easy to apply since the applicator is a brush-on type. It also offers a super strong hold to keep lashes in place for long hours. Read my detailed review here.
Dolly Wink Pencil Sharpener
I bought this just for the cuteness factor! :) It sharpens regular-sized pencils only. I like that it comes with a detachable “cleaning stick”, too. Japanese brands always pay attention to details!
Hair holder/Velcro pad
I use these to keep my hair/bangs out of my face when applying makeup. They don't cause hair kinks/crimps like most headbands or rubber bands do. The Velcro side keeps hair in place securely. They are also super lightweight and travel-friendly!
Oil blotting sheet
I've been using Gatsby oil blotting sheets for more than a decade now. They are just simply the best. They are made of durable plastic film — as opposed to paper — so they don't rip easily and they feel really soft and gentle on the skin. They aren't coated with powder (which is something I can't stand in most oil-blotting papers) so they don't ever clog pores. The black version has the strongest absorption power I believe.
Do you use any Japanese/Asian tools and/or accessories in your makeup routine? I love discovering new tools so please share if you do! :)
False eyelash glue:
US$12 at Amazon
Dolly Wink Pencil Sharpener:
US$7 at Amazon
Hair holder/Velcro pad:
US$2 at Amazon
Gatsby oil blotting sheet:
US$6 at Amazon