All women want to be beautiful. They go jogging, work out in a gym, try to eat less, or buy pretty clothes. All of these methods are not easy though. Sometimes, it costs a lot. Then what would be the easiest way to looked beautiful? Perhaps make-up? The answer is in downtown Daegu, between H&M and Daegu Department Store.
This stretch is called “Road Shop Street”. In the past, there were only couple of cosmetic shops but suddenly other brands started to open their stores here as well. And now, many brands have their shop on the Road Shop Street: Skin Food, Missha, Aritaum, Innisfree, DHC, Tonymoly, The Face Shop, Nature Republic, Etude House and more. They’re all lined up on the same side as H&M. So, if you want to compare an item that you want to buy, you can just walk along the street and drop by all of them, one by one.
Commonly, make-up products are on stands. When you go into a store, you can see the stands in the middle of a store. You can find nail products, eye make-up products, lip make-up products, and face make-up products on the stands. And on the wall, products are displayed by category, such as hair, body, skin care and men’s products. The men’s category has all items for men: lotion, toner, foot care products, deodorant, and even BB cream and army camouflage cream! The skin care part is categorized by rows. Find something suitable with your skin type. Road Shop Street is popular for foreign tourists, so most of the staff can speak a bit of English. Around the cashier desk, make-up tools are hung on the wall. Different kinds of sponges and brushes, eyebrow scissors, fake eyelashes and so on. Get what you need from here.
One of the good things about these shops is that you can try all kinds of products from nail polishes to eye brow pencils and from liquid foundations to lotions. Check if an item has a sticker saying “try me”, “tester” or “sample” before you try them. If it is wrapped then don’t open it, as it is for sale.
Don’t miss the brand day. Each brand offers discounts of at least 20% off on their brand day. Here are the list of brand days.
Missha : the 10th of every month
Holika Holika : the 27th of every month
Tonymoly : the last Friday of every month
Aritaum : every Friday
Innisfree, The Face Shop, Nature Republic : mid month
Etude House : the last week of every month
Korean cosmetic companies try to make their products with ingredients from nature. Our best recommendation are the ones made with oriental medicinal herbs. It will be a good present for your parents and friends.
So don’t miss out on your chance to pick up some fantastic Korean beauty products in the the heart of downtown Daegu. Competition there is fierce which means big savings for you, the consumer. And, you’ll walk away lovelier than you might have imagined possible!
Dongseongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea