The beauty selection at drugstores of each city says alot about its women and their grooming habits.
Judging by what’s available on the shelves at chains such as Boots and Watsons, Bangkok is the place to stock up on mass, colour cosmetics.
Thai women (and men) love their bold eyeshadows, lipsticks and full coverage foundation.
And because the per capita gross domestic product in Thailand is about US$6,000; US$5 options are aplenty in Bangkok’s beauty stores.
So beauty junkies can pretty much expect a wide range of reasonably priced, highly pigmented cosmetics in this land of fabulous drag queens.
Eve & Boy, sort of a Sephora equivalent but with both mass and high-end options, is a must-visit if you are keen to find out what’s trending on the faces of Thai ladies.
Accented with neon lights, Eve & Boy is located at Siam Square.
Besides the regular big-name brands such as MAC, Origins, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Clinique, NYX and Maybelline; there are plenty of K-Beauty options as well as smaller Thai and American labels.
These include 4U2, Srichand, Peri Pera, Merezz’Ca, Memebox, In2It, Bisous Bisous, M-Blithe, Mille, Catrice, Essence, The Saem, and Revolution.