I think everyone I know has already visited Daiso in some capacity, so naturally I had to go and see what all the fuss was about. It’s basically a $2 dollar shop, only filled with lots of Japanese brands and everything in the store is $2.80AU (cash only).
Needless to say I managed to grab a few items, mostly stationery and makeup 🙂 I’m a huuuge stationery collector, it’s probably the only thing I’ve been collecting that has spanned a good two decades of my life! But this isn’t a stationery blog, so here’s are the beauty products I managed to snap up.
I was most excited and impressed with the lashes. They are sturdy and good quality, and at only $2.80AU I almost regret not grabbing more, if it weren’t for the fact that I have a drawer filled with them already 😡
The packaging for the eye shadows are too cute, very slim so perfect for travel.
Got a chance to actually use the lip gloss in a future Book of Fables, and I was a bit disappointed that there was hardly any pigmentation. It’s basically a very sheer pink tint with lots of glitter, which is fine if that’s what you expected when placing your purchase.
The blush I just had to get for the sake of packaging, how cute is it? Like a mushroom! It’s more a cream blush than powder.
Once I’ve had a chance to really use the products above I’ll try and do a review 🙂 But at $2.80AU each it’s hard to go wrong (unless they give you some crazy allergic reaction!… *touch wood*)
I also grabbed this little empty lip palette, which I will use to store the lip products I intend to make and mix for my makeup artist kit. I just can’t find any lip palettes that are cheap and pigmented enough for my models, so I’ve decided to make my own lipsticks, will post about that soon 🙂
Overall Daiso was great fun, not sure it’s a place I’d go back to very often though. It is rather out of the way for me to get to, and I don’t foresee myself needing to constantly restock on more plastic containers or cheap makeup often. Plus I hear the ones overseas are much bigger and comprehensive, so I might save my money for those instead when I head overseas 🙂
Still Daiso is still worth visiting at least once, more likely than not you’ll walk out with something you can use (or look at!) 🙂