There’s something rather exhilarating about walking into a Daiso store. For starters, the vibrantly packaged $2 tasty Japanese snacks are always the first thing we shove into our shopping baskets. The Japanese discount store is stranger to none, practically selling anything we could possibly want. We’re talking household gizmos, cutlery, cooking equipment and a treasure trove of beauty finds. Not to mention haberdashery, arts and crafts and that random plastic plant pot you’ll never use but buy anyway.
Let’s call a spade a spade for a moment: Face creams and foundation priced at $2 can seem undeniably sketchy, especially when we’re about to smear these products on our face. What exactly is the catch here, Daiso? Apparently, none. Their sizable beauty range holds products that simply work magic.
Without further ado, it’s time to introduce you to some of these hidden gems that are lurking in the nearest Daiso store right under your nose. And who knows, they may just become your newest and cheapest beauty obsessions.
If you’ve got brushes that you adore and love but are completely ruined by everyday use, this fragrance-free sponge and brush cleaner is definitely a necessity. This brush cleaner is formulated to be effective yet gentle on your brushes. In fact, you’ll no longer need to splurge on expensive brush cleaners or use your body soap to get the makeup off your brushes.
We egg you on to try this product – no pun intended. This silicone brush cleaner is great if you want your brushes to be thoroughly cleaned, especially since running them through your fingers may not be as effective.
The silicone material is gentle on your brushes, and we love that you can wash all that excess makeup and gunk off the egg with a quick splash of water. Plus, this gem will go hand in hand with the sponge and brush cleaner we just mentioned.
If you take a quick glance at the beauty section in Daiso, the wide range of falsies will probably catch your eye first. Yes, that’s how huge the selection is. From casual everyday wear to voluminous and dramatic lashes, we guarantee that you’ll find a pair perfect for any occasion.
The invisible, lightweight bands make it easy to apply, even if you’re new to falsies. We recommend these simple yet stunningly long eyelashes in 01 Pure that are sure to be the statement in any makeup look.
An overly oily face clogs your pores and can sometimes result in breakouts. But with these oil blotting papers, you can remove excess oil on your skin while leaving your makeup intact and still looking flawless. At $2 for 40 sheets and with the added bonus of the Disney princess packaging, they’re definitely worth a try.
Horse oil, made popular by Koreans, is becoming an increasingly up and coming ingredient in the beauty community. It contains a fatty acid called linolenic acid, which is said to have anti-inflammatory properties while repairing the barrier of the skin.
Using horse oil promotes hydration, which gets you that healthy, glowing skin you desire. This mask is drenched in horse oil and all its benefits, so pick this up if you’re looking to perk up your dry and irritated skin.
Speaking of masks, here’s one for your hands. We try to hydrate and moisturise our faces as much as we can, but sometimes we neglect the body part we use the most – our hands.
Formulated with aloe extract and collagen, this mask is full of moisturising properties that’ll help keep your busy hands looking young. It’s perfect if you’ve got dry knuckles, or if you’re just looking to give your hands a treat. After having it on for just about 10 minutes, you’ll find your hands exceptionally soft – and they’ll still be moisturised even a few days later.
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This is convenience in a kit, and it’s for all the frequent travellers out there who are always on the go. This handy pack contains one packet of cleansing oil to effectively remove your makeup after a long day, two packets of cleansing foam to give your face a proper rub down and finally, two packets of moisturizing gel that promises to boost hydration.
So next time you’re packing for a short trip, leave the skincare bottles at home and save space with this practical pack.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to add a pop of colour to your cheeks, Daiso’s blushes are the way to go. These three shades are our top picks, and we love how they complement every skin tone.
The blushes are pretty sheer, so they’re great if you’re going for a natural makeup look. But if you’re thinking of going the more dramatic route, these blushes are also very buildable to give you a nice cheeky flush.
Love your brows and want to leave them natural but keep them tamed? Pick up the clear eyebrow gel – this stuff works wonders, especially for bushy brows.
The formula keeps your eyebrow hairs in place at the office and even after a workout at the gym. We highly recommend this as a dupe for the expensive brow gels out there that you’ve been hesitating on splurging on.
We’re like you – we absolutely hate chapped lips. But in Singapore’s sweltering weather, it is only normal to have dry lips. Apply Daiso’s lip balm (that comes in both original and honey flavours) before bed and in the morning to ensure smooth, luscious lips throughout the day.