It's taken me a while, but I finally edited and uploaded my Daiso products $20 Makeup Challenge tag video. I thought I'd do a more in depth review on the products here, along with more product and FOTD pictures. FYI, Daiso is a Japanese ¥100 store ($1.50 in the US). Most of the products are $1.50, with a couple of exceptions.
Check out my video here! Sorry the audio quality and lighting isn't great, I'm still working on getting it right.
The BB cream is pretty good, up close the texture isn't amazing, it looks slightly cakey (this may have also been emphasised by the powder), but it's not hugely noticable. It evens out skintone well, gives a nice, even finish and lasts for 8 hours+. If it had SPF then it'd be on par with a lot of the more expensive BB creams, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to have any. Because of the lack of SPF, however, it also doesn't have a greyish cast to it that some high SPF BB creams have. If you layer sunscreen or a moisturiser with high SPF under this, it would be a perfect low cost liquid foundation. $4?? How can you beat that? Down side is it only comes a few shades, all of them quite light.
This is a nice blush, the powder is pretty compacted, so you have to layer it in order to get good pigmentation. This means that it doesn't have fallout though, but the crappy brush is difficult to use. If you use this with a better brush, then it's easier to achieve a nice flush and subtle glow with the highlighter. $1.50.
These eyeshadows are a nice range of shades. They are a bit softer than the blush, so they are easy to blend out. They have pretty good pigmentation and a nice even texture. For $1.50 I am loving this little palette.
This lipgloss is a sticky, frosty concoction that reminds me of those frosty glosses from the dated past. I don't so much mind sticky glosses, as they tend to last longer, but I can't handle the frostiness. $1.50.
This powder is not bad, it covers evenly and has a matte finish. It may have contributed to the cakey finish a little, but it wasn't horrible. I don't use powder much, but this one would be a good setting powder if you're on a budget. $1.50.
The mascara wasn't amazing, but honestly it was on par with some of the drugstore mascaras I've tried. I'm used to the great curl and lengthening I get with my Dolly Wink mascara, so this one didn't wow me, but for $1.50 it is a good deal cheaper than a lot of the drugstore mascaras with similar performance. The curl didn't last long and it flaked a little, but it separated and lengthened pretty well.
The other thing I did not like at all was this eyeliner. It tugged, it didn't go on smoothly, it irritated my eye and it flaked and smudged. DO NOT BUY. $1.50.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of most of the products. You don't usually get good quality from products this cheap. Japanese makeup is usually good, so if you're looking to try out a BB cream or some nice eyeshadows for a cheap price, go and check out Daiso! :)