Here is a guestpost by the lovely Anne from the blog Cat Obsessed. I hope you will enjoy reading it:
I love Asian cosmetics for two reasons: firstly, the quality is great. I have very sensitive skin. Most western drugstore brands make my skin react. However, I have no problem with Korean and Japanese products from inexpensive brands like Etude House and Nature Republic.
The second (less important) reason is the packaging. When I see something cute, it’s easy to get me to part with my money! Korean brands often team up with some of my favorite characters like Line Friends and Gudetama.
Given that I run a cat blog, it’s no surprise that I’m a sucker for any makeup with a cat theme. Many brands have made adorable cat items. It’s mostly just the outer packaging that has a feline appearance, but Japanese company Felissimo recently made a hand cream with the fragrance of a cat’s paw!
In this post, Fräulein Schnee has kindly invited me to share five of the cutest cat-themed makeup items I’ve ever seen.
1. Skin79 – Animal Mask (Angry Cat)
Sheet masks with animal faces have become very popular in the last year or two. Not only are they fun to look at, but they have all the benefits you’d expect in a Korean sheet mask. In the animal mask series from Skin79 there are three options – Angry cat, Dry money or Dark panda. These have different properties for various skin problems. Angry cat contains aloe and tea tree extracts to soothe irritated and troubled skin. It claims to moisturize and purify rough, flaky, dry and lifeless skin.
2. Miss Hana x Choo Choo Cat – Waterproof Eyeliner Kit
The Choo Choo cat series is a range of adorable cat artwork from Korean company Jetoy. The cats can be found on postcards, teacups, purses…and now a makeup collaboration with Miss Hana! The Miss Hana x Choo Choo Cat Waterproof Eyeliner kit contains four colors – black, brown and glitter versions of both. The pretty metal case also includes a sharpener. This is one item I’d buy just for the packaging. The blue-eyed white cat actually looks like a lot like my pet Saus (you can see my favorite picture of her at the top of this post – she’s so silly!). I found the advert for this collaboration set and it’s so adorable I melted:
3. Holika Holika x Audrey Jeanne – Dodo Cat Glow Cushion BB
Holika Holika is a famous Korean makeup brand. You can’t walk down a street in Seoul without spotting one or two branches! But have you heard of Audrey Jeanne? Probably not. She’s a French illustrator specialising in adorable cat drawings. The Holika Holika x Audrey Jeanne collab is a strange combination but definitely a cute one. The Dodo Cat Glow Cushion contains both foundation and brightener for a natural skin glow. Used together they create a natural, radiant and flawless complexion.
4. The Face Shop – Mini Pet Sweet Perfume Hand Cream
I have already mentioned Felissimo’s strange cat-paw fragranced hand cream – but other brands have created feline-themed hand creams too! The Face Shop is one of my favorite brands when it comes to moisturisers. They are generally effective while being gentle on my sensitive skin. This Mini Pet Sweet Perfume Hand Cream has a floral fragrance (maybe how my cat smells after after I’ve washed her with scented shampoo!). It’s only 30mls so it’s small enough to pop into your handbag. There are also three other animal options to choose from if cats aren’t your thing.
5. White Cat – Super Berry Silky Eye Balm
Another Korean brand which I hadn’t come across before is actually named after a cat – White Cat. This brand is known for using nature-friendly and hypoallergenic ingredients. Not all of their products are feline themed but many of them have leopard print packaging. One such example is their Super Berry Silky Eye Balm. This product claims to provide moisture and increase elasticity in the sensitive eye area. It also improves wrinkles – I’m sold! And look at the lovely fluffy pet in their promotional image:
I would buy anything that this kitty is selling!
I hope you enjoyed this round up! If you’re not a cat lover, these items would make a good gift for a friend who is. Crazy cat ladys are easy to buy for. I would certainly love to receive them!
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