In other posts regarding Shiseido products unknown here in the Philippines, some are wary that my Shiseido products are fake but here's a proof it's not fake.
This is taken inside Watson's guerilla style =p
I've taken a snapshot of Shiseido's de luxe Eau de Carmin on sale for NT$90 from the original price of NT$100!
Surprise surprise, later on I'd find a history of Shiseido in Taiwan!
Shiseido's logo hasn't changed over the years, amazing...
Here are some snapshots of the old Shiseido packaging such as this face powder
Excuse the poor photography- lighting was bad and I'm shooting guerilla style
More Shiseido bottles, doesn't this remind you of my Shiseido de Luxe Eau de Carmin?
That's because this is one of the first few Shiseido de Luxe products! I was surprised to find out it has been around before I was born!
And if you'll check the English words written above it states 'WHOLESALE CHAIN'
which means that Shiseido is primarily a mass cosmetic company and you can get products for wholesale price; sadly Philippines just get the pricey lines so we often think Shiseido is mainly a high end brand. It's sad that we don't get to enjoy the other low end and mid range brands from Shiseido. =(
Here's a close up of Shiseido's de Luxe line, cute bottle! ^.^
There, hope I've put an ease to my dear readers' worries regarding cheap Shiseido products in Taiwan. Don't worry about buying fakes in Taiwan; as long as you're buying from legitimate stores and not from the streets you're safe.
Also, I purchased my first Shiseido eye lash curler that's made in Taiwan and I've been using it since 2008. It's housed in a simple green box but it's NOT fake. It's made in Taiwan for local distribution; I think this is a great strategy because they could keep the prices really really low if the country produces the products on their own instead of importing in large volumes. I got my Shiseido eye lash curler for NT$100! That's roughly around Php140-Php150 only but I like it better than Shu Uemura because of the sturdy rubber and sturdy heavy metal- heavier than the ones distributed in posh Shiseido counters in the Philippines!