Asian Inspiration

Asian Inspiration

Beauty inspiration can come from anywhere, and sometimes that place is halfway across the world. As of late, the U.S. has been all about borrowing from Asian beauty trends and re-creating their products for American consumption. The most notable of these is an Asian sensation called BB cream.

The title stands for beauty balm and describes a product that is similar to a liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer. This light, thin liquid works double duty for your face, acting as a moisturizer, sunblock, and foundation all in one. Some brands also claim to have brightening, whitening, and anti-wrinkle properties. Originating in Germany in the 1950’s, describes this product is described as “one of Asia’s biggest beauty sensations”. And now American cosmetics brands are following suit by re-creating their own BB cream formulas; Clinique, Smashbox, and Boscia, just to name a few.

Another cross-culture product gracing the shelves this year is Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara. Originally beloved in Japan, this mascara was created via a special new formula to be sold exclusively in the U.S. at Sephora stores. Girls in Asia (and now America!) rave about this product for it’s unique fibrous formula and ability to create long, doll-like lashes.

So if you are looking for some unique new products to feed your beauty inspiration try borrowing one of these tried and true products, brought to you from a world away.

FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara

























Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++

$39, Sephora


-Sara Easterling


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