Japanese 101 - Beauty Vocabulary

Learn Japanese Beauty Vocabulary | Murasaki Cosmetics. Japanese skincare shop Nederland & België 

Japanese skincare can be overwhelming with names like lotion, emulsion and essence. So, while introducing all the best J-Beauty products to all of you, we'd like to learn you some Japanese beauty terms too.

It might come handy when you  purchase Japanese beauty products or when you want to follow a dedicated Japanese skincare routine. And of course, it might come handy for when we all can travel again, and you decide to go to Japan and do a skincare shopping spree! ;-)

We understand that Japanese characters are not easy to read! I mean, I still mix up the characters and oah don’t start about Kanji characters!

So, there are 3 different kind of Japanese characters Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. It’s kind of hard if you are not familiar at all with these characters. But basically, you can write the Kanji characters in hiragana too. Hiragana is the basic Japanese alphabet.

Are you ready to learn some Japanese? Oah and don’t worry, we will tell you how to pronounce the words too and whenever something is written in Kanji, we will write it down in simple, basic Hiragana too.

The topics we are going to discuss are:

  • Skin types
  • Skincare Products
  • Make-up Products
  • Hair Products


Skin types

English

Japanese

Japanese (Hiragana)

Pronounciation

Combination Skin

混合肌

こんごう はだ

Kongou hada

Dry Skin

乾燥 

かんそう はだ

Kansou hada

Dull Skin

くすんだ

くすんだ はだ

Kusunda hada

Normal Skin

普通肌

ふつう はだ

futsuu hada

Oily

オイリ

 

Oiri

Oily Skin

脂性肌

しせい はだ

Shisei hada

Sensitive Skin

敏感 

びんかん はだ

Binkan hada

Smooth Skin

すべすべ肌

すべすべ はだ

Sube Sube  Hada

 

Skincare Products

English

Japanese

Japanese (Hiragana)

Pronounciation

Makeup Remover

メイクおとし

 

Meiku otoshi

Cleaning sheet/
Wet wipes

クレンジングシート

 

Kurenjingo shiito

Face wash

洗顔料

せんがん りょう

Sengan ryou

Cleansing Milk
/Cream

洗顔ミルク

せんがん ミルク

Sengan miruku

Lotion / Toner

化粧水

けしょう-すい

Keshoo sui

Essence / Serum

美容液

びようえき

Biyoueki

Essence

エッセンス

 

Essensu

Face Mask

フェイスマスク

 

Feisu masuku

Sheet Mask

シートマスク

 

Shi-to masuku

Face Pack

パック

 

Pakku

Lip Care

リップケア

 

Rippu kea

Lip Cream /
Lip Balm

リップクリーム

 

Rippu kuriimu

Eye Cream

アイクリーム

 

Aikuriimu

Cream

クリーム

 

Kuriimu

Emulsion /
Milky lotion

乳液

にゅうえき

Nyuueki

Moisturising Cream

保湿クリーム

ほしつ クリーム

Hoshitsu kuriimu

Sunscreen

日焼け止め

ひやけ どめ

Hiyake dome

Cotton Pads

カット綿

かつと めん

Katto men

 

Makeup Products

English

Japanese

Japanese (Hiragana)

Pronounciation

Blush

チーク

 

Chiiku

Concealer

コンシーラー

 

Konshiiraa

Eyebrow Pencil

アイブローペンシル

 

Aiburoo penshiru

Eyelash Curler

ビューラ

 

Byuura

Eyeliner

アイライナー

 

Airainaa

Eyeshadow

アイシャドウ

 

Aishadou

False Lashes

つけまつげ

 

Tsukematsuge

Foundation

ファンデーション

 

Fande-shon

Lipstick

口紅

くちべに

Kuchibeni

Mascara

マスカラ

 

Mascara

Powder

パウダー

 

Paudaa

 

Hair Products

English

Japanese

Japanese (Hiragana)

Pronounciation

Comb

くし

Kushi

Conditioner

コンディショナー

 

Kondishonaa

Curl iron

カール アイロン

 

Kaaru airon

Hair Curler

ヘア カーラー

 

Hea kaaraa

Hair gel

ヘアジェル

 

Heajeru

Hair mask

ヘアマスク

 

Hea masuku

Hair mask

ヘアパック

 

Hea pakku

Hair spray

ヘアスプレー

 

Hea supuree

Hair straightener/
Flat iron

ストレート ヘア アイロン

 

Sutoreito hea airon

Hair wax

ヘアワックス

 

Hea wakkusu

Hairbrush

ヘア ブラシ

 

Hea burashi

Hairdryer

ヘア ドライヤー

 

Hea doraiyaa

Shampoo

シャンプー

 

Shanpuu


Hope this list is helpful. If you have any suggestion of topic that we should add, feel free to let us know.

じゃまたね (Djaa Matane) Well, see you later!

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