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“Beauty Shock”: The Excitement of Another Self You’ve Yet to Encounter “Beauty Shock”: The Excitement of Another Self You’ve Yet to Encounter
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.12 (Beauty)
Every time you visit GINZA SIX, you will feel like a cell of the whole body jumps out. Here is a large "Select Shops" for adults who know all the high quality, with their unique "Beautiful Eyes" and extraordinary "Appeals" clearly visible. You can imagine a "female image" at the end of fashion and beauty. I feel that it is a space where you can enjoy "Toki" rather than buying "things". Particularly in the beauty zone, the feeling reaches the max.
The first thing I'd like to visit is Dior Beautyguinza. This is a special space to show the latest trends to the world.
Above all, "Rip Studio" with a variety of dior lip colors is a masterpiece. It's full enough to take a breath.
I'm worried about red and beige, but may there be unexpected encounters? With that in mind, I consulted with makeup artist Tomomi Okawa. I was always wondering how many colors of lipstick should be matched.
"Because there are plenty of variations such as color, texture and finish, I want you to try according to your skin color, mood, and fashion," said Okawa. So, I chose "IMPETUOUS SATIN" which is an orange-based roody arcade liquid 442. I was excited by the color of the type I didn't pick up if I didn't suit me until now.
In fact, if you paint carefully, it looks very fresh because it is not your usual self. Surprisingly, I realized that my skin and teeth looked bright. This would go well with a basic black knit and a casual style such as cut-off denim. Here, you can pick it up freely, consult a professional, or try on lip colors like clothes.
In no time, engrave your name and make it a unique one for yourself. For the holiday season, I would be glad if you could come and present with your partner as well as rewards for yourself who worked hard. It is perfect for both men and women to choose gifts for her and her wife.
The next thing I want to visit is Eve Sanroran Bote. Japan's first bloodship boutique has a lot of services and limited items that are unique here.
In particular, the private room "RECORDING STUDIO" for VIP members should be noted. If you make a reservation, you can do "single occupation" for 60 minutes from simple treatment to dramatic makeup. A companion is also possible, so you can enjoy it with friends and partners. In addition to speakers where you can listen to your favorite music by connecting your smartphone with Blue Tooth, there are also tools and studyrs for shooting makeup. Lighting can be turned on, so you can also receive makeup suggestions for each scene, such as work and dinner.
By the way, in order to become a VIP, it is necessary to purchase 100,000 yen per year. Is it difficult? No, it is roughly clear if you have three items of "Allge", the highest aging care line of Eve Sanroran. Blind aging care experience x moving RECORDING STUDIO experience, absolutely recommended.
In addition, there are three types of GINZA SIX-only consulting services: fragrance, skin care, and eyebrows. I asked a boutique manager, Junji Moriguchi, to experience Ibrow consulting. "We propose variations according to the image you want to be, as well as the basic way to draw your eyebrows beautifully," said Moriguchi. I want to meet myself "more ahead". I'm sure to make a reservation.
In addition, in the fragrance corner, there are three types of "Ruberti Earl Depal Fam", which are only available here, as well as the fragrance collection "Ruberti Earl Depal Fam" dedicated to Eve Sanroran's iconic style. (Cure, Vinyl, Beloa).
Oh, let's present it to a longing woman who welcomes a little more memorable birthday.……? When I consulted, "There are also gift wrappings that can be selected from four types of ribbons" (Mr. Moriguchi). A stylish girl who knows all the high quality will surely be pleased with her special aroma and stylish wrapping.
When I left GINZA SIX, I felt that my back was stretching and my mouth was rising. I want to find clothes and shoes with this face.……I want to visit other floors slowly. This is the "Beauty Shock." I find myself new and am excited about my new self. It must be a necessary experience for adults.
Text: Chitose Mitsumoto Photos: Chiya Kaminkawa Edit: Yuka Okada
Every time I visit GINZA SIX, I find myself surrounded by a world and sensibility that seems to bring all the cells in my body to life. The aesthetic here is extraordinary, and a keener zest for detail is clearly evident. It’s like an enormous mixed-brand boutique for adults who understand refinement. You can clearly visualize the image of the woman behind all this fashion and beauty. In a sense, it’s more a space for enjoying your time than for purchasing products. This sensibility reaches a pinnacle in the beauty zone.
I go first to Dior Beauty Ginza, a distinctive space that communicates the latest trends to the world.
Within the store you’ll find the stunning Lip Studio, which shows an extensive array of Dior lip colors—enough to take your breath away.
I’m taken by the reds and beiges, but something else here will also take me by surprise. In an eager, hopeful frame of mind, I consult with makeup artist Tomomi Okawa and hear her advice on the single best color for an orange dress, something with which I’m never sure what lipstick color to wear.
“We have a large array of colors, of course, but a wide range of textures and finishes, too,” Ms. Okawa tells me. “Try a few that match your skin color, your mood, and the clothes you wear.” What she chooses for me is the orange-hued Rouge Dior Liquid 442—“Impetuous Satin.” I’m excited to apply a color I wouldn’t have tried before, because I wouldn’t have thought it would look all that good on me.
When she carefully brushes on this color, it feels very fresh—almost like a new me. Unexpectedly, I also notice that my skin and teeth look brighter. The color would go well with a basic black knit, I think, or a casual look, with something like cut-off jeans… So, instantly, the decision was made. Here, you can try the products on your own or consult with a professional—meaning you can try on a lip color just as you would a skirt or top.
In no time at all, they’ve engraved my name on the tube. I now have a lipstick just for me. With the holiday season approaching, this would make the perfect little reward to yourself for all your hard work. Or it would be a treat if you could come with a partner and suggest it as a present. If you’re a guy, it would make a delightful gift for your wife or girlfriend.
I next head to Yves Saint Laurent. The GINZA SIX location offers services and exclusive items available only here at the brand’s first flagship boutique in Japan.
In particular, what is noteworthy is a private room for VIP members called the Recording Studio. You can reserve it for your own exclusive use for an hour for anything from a simple treatment to a dramatic makeover. You can also bring someone else so you can enjoy the room together with a friend or partner. The amenities let you connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to listen to your favorite music over the sound system. The room’s also equipped with an image-stabilizing device and other tools for filming yourself during the makeup session. Plus, you can adjust the lighting to re-create the light in an office or at a dinner party, which lets you try out different looks depending on the activity or event you have in mind.
To become a VIP, you need to spend 100,000 yen annually. That sounds like a lot at first, but it’s not, really. You can more or less reach that amount with the purchase of around three “Eau Rouge” items, the brand’s top anti-aging line. With zero hesitation, I recommend getting the ultimate anti-aging experience in the dazzling space created in the Recording Studio.
The GINZA SIX location also offers three exclusive types of consulting services: fragrance, skincare, and eyebrows. I choose an eyebrow consultation with boutique manager Junji Moriguchi. “I’ll show you the basics of how to draw and line to accentuate the beauty of a specific person’s eyebrows, of course, and propose variations based on the image the person has in mind,” Mr. Moriguchi tells me. I find myself curious to meet the future me. Reservations are recommended.
The fragrance area features Le Vestiaire des Parfums, a fragrance collection that pays homage to Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic style, as well as three types of Le Vestiaire des Parfums Nuit (Cuir, Vinyle, Velours) available only here.
Hmm… Maybe I should get this for a woman I admire who’s about to reach a milestone birthday… I ask Mr. Moriguchi, and he tells me they offer gift wrapping with four types of ribbons. My guess is a stylish, refined woman would be delighted to receive a distinct fragrance in a stylish package.
As I leave GINZA SIX, I feel my spine straighten and the corners of my mouth turn up. With this posture in mind, I’m inspired to go look for clothes or shoes and take my time going through the other floors. This is what I call “beauty shock”—the possibility of finding a new self and the eagerness and excitement at the prospects. It’s an essential experience for any adult.
Text: Chitose Matsumoto, Photos: Chihaya Kaminokawa, Edit: Yuka Okada
Freelance editor and writer. Began freelance career after working at an airline company, advertising agency, and publishing company. Current interests and activities focus on beauty and interviews for magazines, books, and other media. Writes beauty columns for several magazines, including “This Month’s Three Items for Beautiful People: Cosmetics for Beauty Through to the Heart” in GLOW magazine (published by Takarajimasha). Her books include “Creating the ‘Air’ of a Beautiful Person: 81 Beauty Secrets,” “53 Comeback Beauty Tips for Adults to Create a Beautiful Person,” “High-Heels are Muscle Training for Women: 82 Little Secrets for a Basic Beauty Metabolism,” and “A Conscientious Life Makes a Beautiful Person: One ‘Beauty’ Today, Too” (all published by Kodansha)GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram