Watsons Beauty Products
Even if you’re a beauty noob, you’ll know several places in Singapore where you can definitely snag the latest trending makeup and skincare products. Besides Sephora and Don Don Donki, Watsons is another common pit stop where you can discover new beauty gems.
From exclusive Watsons-only makeup items to hair treatment masks, the Hong Kong self-care brand offers a plethora of beauty products sourced from across the world. But to save you the time and effort of finding out which ones are worth buying, we asked our friends and colleagues to share their top picks they swear by.
1. Peripera Ink Mood Matte Tint
If you’ve always wondered what lip products K-pop idols and celebrities use, the answer is Peripera. For the unacquainted, Peripera is a South Korean makeup brand known for its velvety lip tints. What’s more, the lip tints are budget-friendly, and come in a variety of shades to choose from.
Among their best-selling series, the Peripera Ink Mood Matte Tint is for those who love a matte lippie that won’t leave their lips feeling parched.
As heard from a friend: “I love how the applicator glides effortlessly over my lips, and because Peripera is an Asian brand, they offer shades that complement Asian skin tones.”
2. Peripera Ink Black Cara Mascara
Peripera might have cemented its name as the go-to brand for lip tints, but they have also nailed down the formula for dramatic and curly eyelashes with its Ink Black Cara Mascara. From time to time, they also release special packaging for the mascara, allowing fans to get their hands on the exclusive designs.
As heard from a friend: “Completely smudgeproof and waterproof! Even after wearing it for a day, I can still look 10 out of 10.”
3. 1028 Extend Curl Waterproof Mascara
Taiwanese beauty brand 1028 recently made a return in Singapore, and one of their hero products is none other than the Extend Curl Waterproof Mascara. Designed with a wand that effectively coats Asian eyelashes while separating them, the product promises to deliver longer and more voluminous lashes.
As heard from a friend: “I was initially unsure if the mascara would live up to its promises, but I was genuinely impressed by how good it was. My eyelashes stayed lifted, and there was no smudging and clumping throughout the day.”
4. Clio So Sharp So Simple Pencil Eyeliner
Clio didn’t name their signature eyeliner So Sharp So Simple Pencil Eyeliner for no reason. The eyeliner allows you to achieve the perfect cat eye flick with no fuss, and it stays put for hours without smudging.
P.S.: This eyeliner is an excellent choice for beginners just starting out with eyeliner.
As heard from a friend: “The precision that I can get from this eyeliner is truly remarkable. It also doesn’t smudge after wearing it for a day.”
5. Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun
Sun protection is really important, especially when we live in a country like Singapore. If you’ve been keeping up with skincare trends on TikTok, you might find Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun familiar. The sunscreen features rice extract as one of its key ingredients, which helps retain moisture and promotes healthy skin.
What’s more? It doesn’t leave a white cast, and most importantly, provides a dry finish.
As heard from a friend: “At the price of $18.20, having a 50ml sunscreen that lasts for months is quite a steal. I absolutely love how it doesn’t leave my face feeling sticky, and I adore the minimalist packaging too.”
6. Dr. G R.E.D Blemish Clear Soothing Cream
Get this ‒ the struggle to find the perfect moisturiser for acne-prone skin is real. Some moisturisers can be overly rich, causing skin breakouts, while others just ain’t hydrating enough.
However, Dr. G’s R.E.D Blemish Clear Soothing Cream has a formula that moisturises your skin without congesting pores, which can lead to the formation of blackheads and bumpy skin.
As heard from a friend: “This product truly caters to people with acne-prone skin. It serves its purpose as a lightweight, hydrating moisturiser that lessens redness on the skin. Remember to be patient to see the results!”
7. Mediheal N.M.F Ampoule Facial Mask
Price: $39.35 for 10
ICYMI, K-pop sensation BTS once modelled for Mediheal, and since then, the facial mask brand has received significant attention from K-pop fans and beauty lovers across the globe.
For starters who plan to give facial masks a go, the N.M.F Ampoule Mask is for you to KIV. It helps to strengthen the skin barrier, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and deeply hydrates your skin.
As heard from a friend: “Korean sheet masks are popular for a reason, and I always find my skin really dewy and supple after using the ones by Mediheal.”
8. FINO Premium Touch Hair Mask Rinse-off Treatment
Frequent TikTok users will recognise FINO Premium Touch Hair Mask Rinse-Off Treatment ‒ a trending hair mask with highly-raved reviews. According to users, the hair mask effectively restores and nourishes damaged hair, leaving you with a smooth and silky mane. Plus, it comes with a pleasant scent.
As heard from a friend: “It will be hard for me to switch to any other hair mask now that I know this one does wonders for my frizzy hair. My hair is much smoother and softer than before.”
9. LUCIDO-L No Residue Oil Control Hair Spray
Living in Singapore means a high chance of having greasy hair after a few hours outside. Refresh your appearance, and get rid of sweat and oil on your hair with LUCIDO-L No Residue Oil Control Hair Spray.
The hair spray uses oil-absorbing powder to absorb unwanted sebum and grease, and it helps to volumise flat and limp hair.
As heard from a friend: “I use the hair spray in the morning because it prevents my hair from getting greasy. But if I find my hair losing volume later in the day, I give it a quick spray to get rid of the excess oil.”
10. HASK Tea Tree & Rosemary Hair & Scalp Treatment Mask
With tea tree oil and rosemary as key ingredients in HASK Tea Tree Oil & Rosemary Hair & Scalp Treatment Mask, you’d know that help is coming for your itchy scalp and lacklustre hair. Not only does the mask soothe your scalp, it also doubles as a conditioner that detangles and softens your mane.
As heard from a friend: “I’ve used the masks a couple of times, and I swear that my hair condition has improved a lot. Before discovering this hair mask, I used to think that I would have to visit hair clinics to address my itchy scalp and worsening hair loss.”
These Watsons Beauty Products Have Been Tried, Tested & Recommended By Singaporean Girls
Those looking to incorporate affordable items into their beauty routine can consider this list of Watsons beauty products. They are readily available in Watsons stores islandwide and on their online website.
P.S.: Keep an eye out for occasional Watsons sales to save a few bucks too!