Japanese Cosmetics Focus: Lissage

by PJ on Saturday, January 3, 2009

in _Japanese Brand Profile, -Kanebo, -Lissage, all about Japanese cosmetics

(image from www.lissage.jp)

It has been quite a while since my last Japanese Cosmetics Focus post. Today, I bring you Lissage.

Lissage was launched in 1992 and is owned by Lissage Ltd., which also owns ECM (which I talked about earlier) and Bath Tours. (Lissage Ltd. is currently owned by Kanebo Corp..) The brand currently carries skincare, makeup, fragrance, bodycare, and haircare products. (The haircare line seems remarkably extensive for a high-end Japanese beauty brand.)

Lissage used to focus on skincare, but the launch of the revamped base and point makeup ranges in 2007 (partly to celebrate the brand’s 15th anniversary) has re-positioned the brand in the Japanese beauty scene. Items like the foundation bases, Face Up Creamy Pact (compact cream foundation), Brush Up Foundation (powder foundation) and the multi-colored Blush Veil have been getting considerable magazine coverage in Japan.

(Face Up Creamy Pact)

(items from Lissage’s
Collagen Maintenance skincare range)

Lissage reminds me slightly of Twany Glamacy, another Kanebo line. The brand image and product packaging are never showy (and some would say very plain), but the simplicity and the low-keyness do have a subtle appeal for me.

Lissage is currently available in Japan (only) and the official website is for information only. In Tokyo, Lissage can be found in department stores such as Keio Shinjuku, Seibu Shibuya and Seibu Yurakucho.

You can see the post on Lissage’s fall 2007 makeup collection here.

Profiles on other Japanese brands:


Sony Vecua


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Makeup World Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hello. I love reading your blogs on Japanese make-up. The Japanese culture is such an inspiration to me. I would like to purchase some Japanese make-up products, but where can I do that. I know you can purchase the make-up products at their website, but the website is hard to read due to being written in Japanese (less English). I know Sephora carries the Shiseido make-up products. Thanks! Makeup World.


shopaholic Sunday, January 4, 2009

hi, new reader here :) I love ur blog ! so jealous u can buy all the make up stuff esp for blusher n loose powder, I heart them !
btw, happy new year n wish u all the best for this year ;)


Sarah Bellum Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Lissage Collagen spray products have an intriguing kind of sprayer. I’ve never seen a pump quite like this one. Looks very upscale, but is it easy to use?


PJ Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hi Makeup World,

Thank you very much for reading my blog!

Actually, websites of most major Japanese beauty brands (which have retail points across Japan) don’t offer on-line ordering. As for websites that carry Japanese cosmetics, here are two that I shop from and would recommend:


Adam Beauty is based in Hong Kong and Ichibankao is based in Japan. Both take PayPal payments and ship internationally.

Hope it helps! Let me know if you have any other question.

Thank you very much for your comment! :)


PJ Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hi Shopaholic,

Happy New Year, and thank you for reading my blog! I hope you will stop by from time to time in 2009!

If you would like to try items that are not sold in Malaysia, do please have a look at the websites that I suggested in my reply to Makeup World above.

Thank you very much for your comment! :)


PJ Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hi Sarah,

I haven’t used a toner with this particular kind of sprayer. I would imagine that the purpose of it is to release a longer and steadier spray. I’d also imagine that it should be quite easy to use.

Thank you for your comment again! :)


Makeup World Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thank You for sharing the website! I can not wait to start ordering!


PJ Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hi Makeup World,

You are very welcome, and enjoy browsing! :)


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