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A GINZA SIX Beauty Foray from the Male Perspective A GINZA SIX Beauty Foray from the Male Perspective
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.44
Every time I go to Ginza, I always stop by GINZA SIX. We make full use of our facilities, such as meeting at the Grand Cry Cafe on the 7th floor, which has a calm atmosphere in a luxurious space, and purchasing rice on the B1F. There are many spots.
It is a place that can be used by men, such as a beauty ＆, refresh with sweets during work, and purchase beauty gifts for women, regardless of on-off.
First, we headed for SHISEIDO, located on the B1F beauty floor. Surprisingly unknown is a grouping lesson for men that can be taken here. It will teach you how to choose skin care according to your skin type, how to draw eyebrows, and how to hide bears under your eyes.
In particular, I would like to recommend to businessmen to erase the bear under my eyes. A brush-pen type foundation, a "concealer" that can be said to be a brush-pen type foundation (from above: Shiseido Cier Izone collector 3,600 yen, Shiseido White Rowon Cap SpotzCollecting Celam 4,200 yen * All below + tax price! A colleague said, "Are you tired today?" This is an item that you want more men who are worried about.
Shiseido Eyebrow styling duo (bottom photo: 3,000 yen) with a set of "drawing" and "broken" eyebrows is convenient. There are also two male staff members, so please take a lecture.
The next visit was SUQQU. It is a brand known for "face muscle massage", but this chief, Yuki Yoshizawa, is a god hand "waiting three months for reservation"!
Even if you look at the expression, you will know the person's face-to-face balance and facial muscles, so when you visit this time, "At the turn of the season, the face is somewhat peeled off.…I visually checked the symptom (laughs). He taught me how to solve the swelling.
＆ mask cream (200g / 10,000 yen), which does not cause any extra friction on the skin, is required!
After enjoying the beauty floor, move to the second floor. To buy a beauty gift for my friend, go to Joemarone London. The rare tea collection inspired by rare tea was displayed in front of the store.
The delicate and smooth scent that snuggles up to the skin is so high quality that it is enchanted. I love Silver Niddleticol in this collection, but the faint floral and the scent with sage and musk are exquisite and wonderful in balance between transparency and color.
While enjoying such a fresh scent, I chose a gift for a woman's friend as a bath oil (200 ml / 12,000 yen) of Lyme Basil ＆ a glass decanta. It has a mellow scent that spreads the freshness of citrus, green and mandarin in the bathroom and makes you want to take a deep breath. You can feel like you are enjoying the hotel spa.
Here, you will be wrapped with "Just Because" with the feeling of "a casual gift" not only on special days, proposed by Joe Marron London. While waiting for wrapping, we also recommend hand ＆ who knows the product is also recommended while waiting for wrapping (free). Wash your arms and hands using body ＆ hands, then massages with body complaint. In addition, the three steps of scenting with a cologne are the blissful experience unique to the luxury fragrance brand.
The B2F food floor, where you can get a lot of food, hangs on a French fries shop from Paris, Betjuman ＆ Berton. As a gift for friends who like tea, look for seasonal tea leaves.
As a tea leaf perfect for summer, purchase a refreshing tasteful pou chicken veil (70g / 1,900 yen) combining Chinese green tea and citrus. I'd like an Earl Grayfinest for myself. Originally, I like Earl Grey the best of tea. I drink so much that I usually buy some tea brands directly from London on the EC site, but the scent and flavor are gorgeous because the sprout of white chips is blended here! As expected, it is a flavor that only bears the name "King of Earl Gray". I would like to have fun with the iron bottle tee pot.
At the end of the beauty cruise, we ordered the most popular French tea, soft ice cream using Eden Rose, and Eden Rose Soft Cream (463 yen)!
If you include a bit, the scent of vanilla, bergamot and lavender tickles your nose.…This beauty cruise is completed with the feeling of excitement. With a gift for a friend, head to the main street full of people!
Text: Tomoichi Kato Photos: Hiidehiro Yamada Edit: Yuka Okada
I stop by GINZA SIX any time I happen to be in Ginza. I’ll have a lunch meeting at GRAND CRU CAFÉ GINZA, which offers a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere, or purchase a gift on the first belowground floor. I make the most of what it offers. For men interested in beauty and style, GINZA SIX offers many, many spots to enjoy.
GINZA SIX is useful for men, too, both on the job or off. It offers beauty and grooming experiences, refreshment with something sweet during downtime at work, and a place to purchase a beauty gift for a woman.
I head first to Shiseido on the Beauty Floor, the first belowground floor. It’s not widely known, but they offer grooming lessons here for men. The instructor gives detailed step-by-step lessons on how to select the right skin care products for your skin type, how to draw eyebrows, and even how to hide the circles under your eyes.
Speaking of which—for business men, I’d like to recommend a product for erasing those circles under your eyes. Concealer, a type of foundation applied with a pen, lets you instantly eliminate these blemishes (In the photo below, the top item: Sheer Eye Zone Corrector 3,600 yen; the middle item: White Lucent OnMakeup Spot Correcting Serum 4,200 yen; *all prices listed before tax). Do your colleagues express concern about you? Are they always asking if you’re tired? If you’re a man in this situation, I can recommend concealer as a great solution.
Eyebrow Styling Duo (the bottom item: 3,000 yen), a set for drawing and shading your eyebrows, is convenient. There are two male staff members at the Shiseido here. I recommend learning from them.
I next go to SUQQU, a brand known for its facial muscle massage. The skills of Yuuki Yoshizawa, the boutique’s lead masseur, are such that making an appointment means putting your name on a three-month waiting list!
He also has a great eye for beauty and knows, simply by eyeing your expressions, the state of balance of your facial and mimetic muscles. On my visit today, he takes a look and diagnoses the symptoms. “Your face gets a little puffy, doesn’t it, when the seasons change…?” Much to my initial chagrin and eventual amusement, he’s right on the money. He tells me about a technique for eliminating puffiness.
The SUQQU Musculate Massage & Mask Cream (200 g, 10,000 yen), which causes no excessive skin friction, is an essential.
After enjoying my time on the Beauty Floor, I move to the second floor. I head to Jo Malone London to buy a beauty gift for a friend. As you enter at the front of the space, you’ll see the Rare Teas collection, inspired by rare teas, displayed on the wall in the back.
The smooth, delicate fragrance seems to hover just above the skin, casting an enchanting spell of refinement. I love the collection’s Silver Needle Tea Cologne and use it regularly. The fragrance combines sage and musk with a faint floral aroma for an exquisite balance of clarity and seductiveness. It’s wonderful.
While enjoying this fresh aroma, as a gift for my female friend, I choose the Lime Basil & Mandarin Bath Oil (200 ml, 12,000 yen), bottled in a glass decanter. The fresh citrusy, herbal, and mandarin aromas fill your bathroom with a rich fragrance that inspires one to take deep spontaneous breaths, and the scents transport you to a hotel spa setting.
I have the product wrapped as a “Just Because” gift. It’s an idea from Jo Malone London, to give gifts for no particular reason, not just on special occasions. While I’m waiting for the gift to be wrapped, I receive a free hand and arm massage from a staff member, who also knows all about the boutique’s products. It’s something I can heartily recommend. My arms and hands are laved in the Body & Hand Wash. This is followed by a massage with the Body Crème. The third step involves applying a fragrance via cologne. It’s the ultimate experience for a luxury fragrance brand.
On the Food Floor on the second belowground floor, which offers many gift options, I wander to Betjeman & Barton, a flavored tea shop from Paris. I’m looking for a limited-edition seasonal tea to give as a gift to a friend who loves black tea.
I buy the perfect tea for summer: the refreshingly smooth Pouchkine Vert (70 g, 1,900 yen), which combines Chinese green tea and citrus flavors. For myself, I go with Earl Grey Finest. Of the black teas, I most like Earl Grey. I like drinking it so much, I often buy a number of tea brands online direct from London. But Earl Grey Finest is blended with white tips—new buds—and the aroma and flavor are brilliant. It’s a flavor that’s earned the sobriquet “King of Earl Grey.” I can hardly wait to brew it in my iron kettle.
The last thing I order on this beauty outing is an ice cream cone (463 yen) made with the store’s most popular flavored tea, Eden Rose.
I take a bite. The vanilla, bergamot, and lavender flavors delight the nose. It’s a blissful moment. The excitement stays with me as today’s beauty hunt comes to an end. With the gift for my friend in hand, I head into the hustle-and-bustle of the main street.
Text：Tomoichi Kato Photos：Hidehiro Yamada Edit：Yuka Okada
Beauty journalist. Born in Tokyo in 1973. Edited beauty features at many women’s magazines, including 25ans published by Hearst Fujingaho. Began freelance career and now writes articles for women’s and men’s magazines and various other media. His book titles include Makeup as Manners and Before Style: The Basics of Personal Grooming (both published by Kodansha).GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram