Daiso Makeup Haul
When was the last time you visited a Daiso store? For me, it had been about 5ish years since I’d been in, but after walking by a brand new one in Bellevue, it was calling my name and I had to go in. This new location was much less cramped than my last store visit, and I had no idea the treasure trove of cosmetics and makeup hiding inside!
If you’re not familiar with Daiso, it is a Japenese chain that sells nearly everything for $1.50. From ceramics to housewares to food to clothing items, you can find pretty much anything you probably don’t really need there. ;) It’s a global chain but in the United States is in Texas, California, and Washington. (Here’s their store locator if you want to do some further digging.) Oh, and the majority of the packaging is not in English, so best of luck if you don’t speak Japanese on figuring out what exactly you’re buying.
Daiso Makeup Haul
I thought it would be fun to try out their makeup and cosmetics. It was a little scary because as you’ll see in the photos, there are not many English words and I definitely do not read Japanese. Mostly, I was taking a stab in the dark and just grabbed items with appealing packaging. When I was checking out, the employee commented that the eyelashes in the gold packaging were her favorites, so I thought I’d probably be okay. To see what I bought and whether I’d buy any of these items again, read on!
Sweet Heart Cases, 3 pk: I initially had hoped to find an eyelash case similar to this one that I’ve seen so many YouTubers use. Unfortunately, my Daiso didn’t have it so I thought these cases would work instead. They don’t have any places to actually set the lashes, but the size and the price was right.
Microfiber Face Towel: I was so curious what a “face towel” was so I had to pick this up. It’s a super soft microfiber cloth with a texture similar to a lighter terry cloth. Strangely, the instructions say to wash this by itself, but I’ve washed it with my other whites and nothing bad happened. Pretty sure it’s safe to wash it with other whites and towels.
Hello Panda in Strawberry: Whenever I see these in Asian grocery stores, I can never resist picking up a box. My favorite flavor is by far the strawberry one; it tastes just like strawberry milk and reminds me of my childhood. They’re pretty addictive, so be warned.
Santee Green Tea Sheet Mask: My experience with both sheet masks from Daiso was just okay. I’ve definitely used much better masks, but also much worse as well. They were hydrating, but not incredibly so. I found within a few hours my skin was back to feeling dehydrated and I had to add my normal serum/moisturizer.
Beauty Trends Hydrating Sheet Mask: Similar to the Santee Green Tea Sheet Mask above, this mask was good but not great. It was hydrating, but not as hydrating as some. I think I liked this one a bit more than the Green Tea mask and would consider purchasing this again. After all, at $1.50 adding a little extra moisturizer with the mask serum isn’t so bad. ;)
Hair Drying Glove: When I saw this, I just had to try it. They honestly are the most ridiculous looking thing ever, but it does work. It’s essentially the same material as the microfiber face towel from above, but in hand shape so you can wring out your hair while you’re blow drying. The material does a good job of absorbing water and I did notice a difference in overall drying time.
And now that I’ve tempted you with all these unique and interesting finds from Daiso, I’m sure you’re running off to get yourself some $1.50 makeup. Or not. Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever visited a Daiso and what your favorite products are, or if you’d like to see more finds from Daiso! Maybe a full face makeup look only using Daiso products?
Could be a fun experiment… ;)