It’s no surprise that Japan has some of the cutest makeup lines since they have the most adorable franchises such as Pokemon and Sanrio.
Recently, we spotted the Sumikko Guraishi cosmetics line, and we just can’t resist it. Sumikko Guraishi is owned by the stationery company San-X, which also owns the popular Rilakkuma.
This cute pastel-coloured cosmetics line is a part of Ichiban Kuji. Translated to “number one lottery”, it is a limited-run lottery system started by company Banpresto.
All you have to do is pay the cost for a ticket for the series you want (like this Sumikko Guraishi series, for example), and then receive a random prize from the series in return. The prizes are labelled alphabetically from A downwards, with A being the most limited item.
If you are in Japan now, you can get these tickets for 840 yen (~RM30.42) at FamilyMart, bookstores, hobby stores, game centres, drugstores, official Ichiban Kuji Lottery stores, participating Sumikko Guraishi stores, and Ichiban Kuji Online, while stocks last.
We’re crossing our fingers and hoping that resellers will bring these cute cosmetics to Malaysia. In the meantime, we’re going to share with you all of the prizes in this cute line.
Prize A: Sumikkolium Pact – Neko to Issho
Featuring the shy and body conscious Neko and the optimistic shrub Zassou, this compact has a terrarium-like design.
It is a natural colour powder and comes with a convenient puff and mirror.
Prize B: Sumikko Lip Balm
We can’t get over how cute these lip balms are! One features the lizard-pretending dinosaur Tokage, which holds a rosy red tone.
The other is the sensitive-to-cold polar bear Shirokuma, which holds a light pink colour. Containing moisturising honey, these balms are perfect for daily use.
Prize C: Tapioca Nail Oil
We were surprised too when we first read the name of this product. These nail oils are designed after tapioca pearl characters, who were too hard to suck so were left over in the milk tea cup. Relatable!
The cure you need for brittle nails and cuticles, there are three scents to choose from including yuzu, vanilla, and mint.
Prize D: Eye Colour Collection
There are six different eyeshadows, each coming in gorgeous colours suitable for everyday use.
With so many of Sumikko Guraishi’s characters featured, you might have to keep drawing to get your favourite one!
Prize E: Omekashi Colour Nail Polish
We’re seriously impressed with all ten shades of nail polishes that this cosmetics line has to offer. With light and pastel colours, they remind us of the Sumikko Guraishi characters themselves.
We’re especially like the light teal coloured nail polish, which features the cucumber-loving character Penguin.
Last One Prize: Sumikkolium Pact – Togeito to Issho
The Last One Prize is the prize you can receive when you buy the very last ticket at a shop, so you have to be super lucky to get this item!
This is also the last product in the Sumikko Guraishi cosmetics line. It is a clear colour powder compact that comes with a mirror, featuring Tokage and the slug with a shell, Nisetsumuri.