Our Story

We embody the essence of Tokyo, where beauty knows no bounds, while developing colors and textures with Japanese quality.

In 2009, we set out to break the mold with an artistry-driven brand celebrating color and the beauty of self-expression. ADDICTION TOKYO is fueled by imagination, creativity, Japanese quality, and the spirit of our native city.

Every product since inception has been developed in thoughtful collaboration with makeup artists. Exquisite colors, textures, and professional performance are consistently at the forefront, as seen in the kaleidoscopic collection of 99 Eyeshadows made for layering, mixing, and matching. Our range is at home in any pro makeup kit or everyday routine.

Meet Creative Director KANAKO

Originally from Japan, KANAKO TAKASE moved to New York after graduating from beauty school in Tokyo when she was 22. She currently resides between New York and Tokyo as well as Paris, London, and Milan. KANAKO trained with renowned makeup artist, Yadim Carranza, for four years before landing a major cover story for a leading fashion magazine. She continually works with the world’s top fashion magazines, designers and photographers including Mario Sorrenti, Juergen Teller, Inez + Vinoodh Matadin, Ethan James Green, Lachlan Bailey, Amy Troost, Charlotte Wales, and Richard Burbridge.  
In 2019, KANAKO was named the Global Creative Director for ADDICTION TOKYO. She sees the world from the Tokyo-minded perspective, and her work on set with the editorial community globally and backstage helps inform her work for the brand. KANAKO’s extensive travels and the opportunity to meet people from different regions and cultures inspire her both personally and professionally.


KANAKO’S pro essentials for creative expression.