There is more to Bangkok than its prominent red light districts and cheap shopping. Like some other countries in the South East Asia, they are also quite popular for their beauty industry.
Thailand beauty has a wider target market than most since they also cater to other demographic group called transgender males and are now considered to be male grooming hotspots. As transgenders are becoming a norm and are slowly getting accepted worldwide, they. will surely hit success in no time.
The rising demand for Thai beauty products led travelers all over the world to make time to include beauty shopping in their itinerary. But shopping would be a lot more enjoyable if you knew exactly where you need to go.
So here is a quick rundown for the best places to go to for makeup shopping in Bangkok.
This mall carries local Thai brands and Korean brands like COSRX, Abbamart, Heimish and Kocostar.
There is a Sephora located here as well. And we all know who Sephora is, right? They carry the most competent makeup brands that will really cater to your beauty needs. They have skincare, makeup and tools, too. Every makeup enthusiast knows what Sephora is.
Compared to Siam Center, Siam Paragon has a more luxurious feel. It holds higher-end brands thereby catering to the upper class market crowd. Elite brands like SK-II, Jil Stuart, Jo Malone,. Shiseido, and Shu Uemura and IMO are found here. This mall is also open from 10AM to 10PM.
This Thailand beauty brand bases their concept on food. Fun, right? Some of their popular products are the Whitening Milk Plus range which includes Milk Whitening Goodnight Mask, Q10 Milk Whitening Bath Gel and Milk 10 Facial Cleanser. They also have a chocolate flavored lipstick under The Bakery collection. They have multiple outlets all over Bangkok. Two of them are situated in the MBK Center and Bangkok Terminal Asok, 3rd floor.
Watsons is a popular place for Thai women when shopping for makeup. Though essentially a pharmacy, their product line includes local and international makeup brands. This place is always packed with women deciding which products to buy as they are cheaper than most beauty stores in Bangkok. Like in many countries, you can also find a Watsons drugstore anywhere you go.
Boost Chemist is similar to Watsons but has larger selections and lower priced products. Their stores are located in Central World Plaza, Siam Paragon, Siam Square, Amarin Plaza, and Carrefour Ladprao and many more places.
This is Thailand’s biggest mall where you can find anything you need. A wide range of cosmetic products from low end to high end are found in its department store. Some of the luxury brands are Chanel, Dior, and Estēe Lauder. It is located at Central World.
Just to warn you guys, there are a lot of flea markets and night markets that sell fake makeup. So be careful because these counterfeit items look exactly like the real thing! Learn how to use your phone and internet to check for authenticity but you can be rest assured that the places we listed down are legit.