Miniso Products in Malaysia ! mini Review VS Yubiso
This new Brand concept store with a lookalike Uniqlo, Muji facelift yet prices around the Daiso range ; Miniso at last has came to Malaysia !!
3 Yrs back I spotted Miniso in China, 4 times I had been to Japan, been to 20 Perfectures in Japan but Never spotted Miniso at all ! Why??
Because this brand might have a lookalike Japanese brand but it mainly established in China itself and I believe most of them are produced in China.
Whereas, Daiso might have some China manufactured items but Not all are Made in China.
Ok here comes to the real deal?
Is Miniso really worth the Price claiming to produce quality items at a lower price range?
The Miniso store i went to in China 3 years ago was still clear in my mind as I went there 3 times and
stepping into the Malaysian Miniso store this time surprised me as I find more NEW & Variety Products which are much more interesting than the YUBISO.
So if you asked me, I'd say Yubiso has less variety yet they still have some authenthic korean / japanese items on store ( snacks).
Miniso sells from Makeup to skincare, beauty electrical tools, undergarments, bags, wallets to household goods, hats, kids toys , snacks and even electronic items !
MINISO MAKEUP TESTING ( mini review)
The first thing of course as a make up artist ,
I tested out was their New Range of Makeup Products which is always at the front of the counter.
Honestly, the price of it in Malaysia compared to China, DOUBLED !
I bought the same Eyeliner for 10Yuan and here they sell RM10
YET , It's still freaking cheap and these liquid eyeliners are so worth buying as they are quite waterproof and long lasting.
There are also new ranges of eyeliners which costs RM15 and I think its about the same probably just more ink or thinner tip. They also sell the Gel Eyeliner which i think its not bad but I think liquid eyeliner is much better.
Eyebrow pencils- Good shape design easy for drawing ,but lasting ( I'm not sure)
Blusher ! I love their cream blusher colours !
One thing NEW and COOL is that they also have the Cushion Compact which is the IN TREND NOW! However, the colour is just way too fair for my skin and I think it's not worth getting if it doesn't suit ur skin colour at all.
Powder Compact : Very Good coverange
Mascara : looked a bit clumpy and messy ( didn't tried as I wasn't that impressed)
Thin BB Cream: yeaa it's kinda thin, not much coverage
BB Cream: I must say it's better than Yubiso BBcream ( better coverage)
However, their shimmering stick for highlight is not that good : Yubiso is much better
Lip colours : quite limited selections but I think the quality is better than Yubiso
Other than that they also have a range of new Beauty skin care range which looks much more classy than the Yubiso Gel as they package them in a glass bottle form and have the Herb and water moisture set range. It's about RM20 each and one of their toner caught my attention as it has real flowers in them. I totally bought it for Rm10, sold to their beauty of the flower in that toner.
I also got the Fresh Cactus Hydrating Spray as it was the last one (Looks tempting) at RM15
Whereas the rest, I can't really judge as i've tried the moisturising milk lotions were all too oily and not easily absorbed so I wasn't that convinced. Just go there and try and decide yourself instead as it might work differently on different skin.
Face Masks: I spotted the same Face masks sold on Yubiso in Miniso as well ! Well, I think Yubiso has better price as they offer 2 for RM5 whereas the Miniso ones are all sold in Box of 3, 2 or some not stationg how many. Urghh I hate these guessing game and time to take the box off the shelf, read their tiny lables and try to find for that tiny number where they state how many pieces in 1 Box.
Beauty Electrical Products
Now here comes the facial cleanser range which this cost 39
and the Brush cleanser Rm89
They both works on 2 AAA's battery and the design surely looks classy or a fake like Clarasonic.
U can't control the speed or vibration level so Im not convinced.
However, I wasn't that convinced as I hate using AAA baterries ! Like come on ! I can't use this on the airplane as a carry on ! Well, the brush felt soft but I checked on Taobao, there were brands similar to this kind and costs way much cheaper. Thus, I am still very doubtful on the quality and how long would it last and it's sure not worth if the AAA batteries decided to melt in this electronic equipment.
WOW! I did not saw this in China back then ~
Well, this time they got some cool stuffs which you can test out such as the earphones qualitiy,
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker(LONG / medium/mini cube)
Wireless Bluetooth Head phones /earphones
Mini fan ( not that powerful )
6000Mh slim classy look Power bank
And the humidifier is so CHIC !!!
(unfortunately, I think M'sia is too Humid already)
Another thing I like was this PEA USB hub ! It's a cute design as a gift !
Toys and Household Goods,
One thing about Miniso I realized is they tend to Mix some STUPID items that I know it worth much less fiy , biodegradable boards or storage. So there is a combination of diff materials and they would place in some shitty materials as well as some who don't know or don't care would just buy them and there they helped them to double up their earnings ! Same as these soft toys , they are unique good quality but I even saw like fake nano lego and bubble gun ?! and even tooth brushes ( nice sorta classy packaging RM10 for 3in a packet or period pad RM10?) Well, to consider comparing it to the real safer brand out there , why should I buy theirs? Same goes to those makeup puffs, cotton buds, ( come on! they costs only RM5 in daiso which Rm1 in Mydin/ DIY and you pay RM10 for their box of cotton buds) Where is the common sense or sense of price comparison? Well, marketing techniques targeting men whom have no idea what to buy for their wife / Gf. ( I guess)
Lasty, hair accesories , hats and even earrings !! I love their earing ranges !
Some are just so pretty !
Pouch , Wallets and Handbags Miniso this time was kinda dissapointing as their materials have changed (when I was in China) it used to be more cloth/ washable material to fake PU leather material which I hate it being so fake and the hardness, smell of it. Yubiso as well, however as least they sell those canvas bagpacks.
Overall, I am so glad to be in Malaysia and that all these brands I spotted overseas years ago have came to Malaysia at last !!!! It would sure take forever for them to come over to Norway so I'd better stock up those really money worth items so I wouldn't need to pay for more worse quality at a higher price then later in Norway ~ :P
Bottom line , these products sometimes are just so cheap and questionable that, do they even do animal testing on their products? Do they have proper quality check or is it just that these are Home brands ( less bureaucracy in comparison to a huge organization) and Marketing is never a need for them so they cut their costs on that and sold it at a better cheaper price comparing to the other branded / known make-up brands out there ?
Just like How when Daiso first started up and became questionable.
And there after some years we realized, that there are some really worth items in Daiso products which are quite good yet some totally a waste.
And then, it all ends up us wasting and creating more rubbish
pilling up more and more unwanted, useless items we bought just for the need of curiosity,
Thus, I will always test the products before purchasing and go through lots of consideration before buying one which I really needed most.
Ah, what a thought of the day.
Peace out !
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