Saizen Daiso Crystal Cream Eyecolor – Smooth and Water Resistant at Php88!

I was in Ayala FGU Center earlier today (along Ayala avenue by GT Tower) after making bank deposit and I checked out the inconspicuous shopping space for Christmas sales on the ground floor, a sadly lit area which often holds random bulk sales.  There was a Toys R’ Us (up to 70% off) and a Saizen Daiso “everything Php88” supply in there today.  I walked in but didn’t expect to find these Crystal Cream Eyecolors and even more so did not completely expect that they’d actually be really good…but I had a feeling…woohooo because a less shimmery equivalent of these in the UK would be those MeMeMe Dewpots the Pixiwoo sisters have been using fairly often.  These Crystal Creams are  dinky and cute, good alone on the eyes or as eye bases, and will appeal to those in the market for “kawaii” trinkets.

I like that there was some thought put into the packaging in the same way that Cover Girl Lash Blast mascaras are packaged with the tube covered with a temporary cap so that the wand is visible.  The cream eyeshadows are packed inverted just so you can see the shades at the bottom and these are first covered with plain brown twist-on caps that you can dispose of (or keep) so you can slap on the “bejeweled” caps and knock your kawaii selves out.  I got the shades Rose, a warm rosy champagne (comparable to Stila “Kitten” or Benefit Creaseless Cream in “RSVP”) and Cocoa, a cool taupe (comparable to Benefit Creaseless Cream in “Birthday Suit”).  They’re shimmery but in that really good way.  For some reason the Rose shade was melting mousse soft in comparison to the Cocoa one which was significantly more thick and solid.  Some storage or transit condition may have caused the Rose one to melt a bit, but both go on really pretty.  They’re easy to smudge and blend around in the first 5 minutes but they set speedily after that and become extremely water resistant, so much so you can’t even scratch them off.  Rose on the right, Cocoa on the left.

The shimmer tends to transfer a fair bit in the first few seconds upon application, but after it shouldn’t transfer too much as long as you don’t rub or scratch aggressively.  When you buy stuff from Saizen Daiso “Japan” don’t be expecting all items to be Made in Japan, not everything is.  These Php88 cream eyeshadows are Made in Taiwan aka produced FOR Saizen Daiso, although they’re not in any way made of natural ingredients I appreciate that the ingredients list is short so expect the usual budget cocktail of silicon, mica, and oxides.  At Php88 these were a really, really cute find for me today…well, I blogged about them right away, didn’t I?  Here are some of the Saizen Daiso outlets around locally:

  • Saizen Ali Mall, Lower Ground Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City
  • Saizen Galleria, 3rd Level, East Wing, Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City
  • Saizen Trinoma, Level 1 (Inside True Value), TriNoma Mall, Quezon City
  • Saizen Pavilion Mall, Ground Level, Biñan, Laguna
  • Saizen Robinsons Abreeza Mall, 3rd Level, Inside Robinsons Department Store
  • Robinsons Abreeza Mall, Davao City
  • Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
  • NEW! SAIZEN MARKET! MARKET!, Level 2, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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  • Great finds! I haven’t seen these at Saizen yet but I’m going there soon. I’ll take a look then. Thanks for sharing!

  • I actually did find an Ever Bilena eyeliner at a Saizen store. At first I didn’t notice because the brand name was written in a different font and the rest of the info on the label was in japanese characters.

    At the fine print it did say something like “made for Saizen”

  • These look so cute, and they’re cheap! I’m definitely be on the lookout for these. ^_^

  • Joy

    Must. Visit. Saizen. Soon! I’ve been looking for affordable (alright, cheap. haha.) cream shadows ever since owning the fall collection of Maybelline’s 24 hour color tattoo slipped thru my fingers. Do they have other lighter colors pa? =)

  • Tris Mateo

    I’ve actually been using powder foundation from Saizen for about a year now and no bad effects so far. What I like most is that the they have the coveted Ochre range of shades that fit my yellow-toned complexion to a tee.

  • Pretty packaging! I wonder if they carry these stocks in Saizen Davao

  • These look promising! They don’t irritate the eyes, I hope?

  • wow they look amazing! 🙂 I usually get lashes from saizen and they have this brush type concealer that works too! I will definitely try these out next time i visit. Thanks!