2014 @COSME RANKING PART 1: BASE MAKEUP
it's the time of the year again! @cosme, japan's leading community based review site has released their listing for the year!
the yearly ranking differs from the weekly "kuchikomi" (reviewed/talked about) ranking as the products are chosen by a panel of judges instead of the community. products featured in this series doesn't not automatically translate to the most popular items! if you're interested in the most raved products, you're better off checking out the kumikomi ranking.
anyway, it doesn't matter. just know that it's quite a big deal to be able to clinch the number 1 spot amidst the thousands and millions of beauty product in japan. i won't lie, the ranking does influence my purchase to a certain extent. so here are the list of products that made it into the ranking this year!
i've spent some time compiling a few of them into something neater for reference sake :) there is actually a english version of the ranking, but they are lacking in a lot of information.. as in, they only show you the number 1 product. :/ i prefer seeing the top 3 at the very least.
they did a very extensive ranking for many categories of products, to prevent the entry from becoming too long, i'll split them up into parts. in this first part, i'll share the base makeup products only. stay tuned for part 2, which will be up next week!
all images are taken from the @cosme website.
i skipped out on the "cream foundation" category because none of the products look too familiar. if you're interested, you can click here to see it for yourself.
i am aware that the links are all directed to japanese websites, but i've done you the favour of translating their japanese names into english so you can do some googling on your own (go on, work those fingers of yours :D) if you are interested. sadly, my japanese isn't good enough for me to translate their reviews into english.
do you own any products above? let me know!