I’ve always wanted to visit Flushing when I was living in NYC but never made it out there since I was busy traveling for work. Flushing is a neighborhood in the north-central part of New York borough of Queens. It is known for its diverse and ethnic ethnic groups of people living there.
I was visiting NYC and one of my friend offered to give me a food and beauty store tour in Flushing since she grew up there. I was really excited to eat yummy Taiwanese food since there weren’t many options in Manhattan. The Chinatown in Manhattan comprised of mostly Cantonese people so most of the restaurants there are Cantonese style.
It’s really easy to get there from Manhattan. You just need to take the #7 MTA train to Flushing-Main St. stop, which takes about 45 minutes from Manhattan.
It’s amazing there! It feels like being in Asia again since all the signs are in Chinese characters and everyone speaks Chinese. The food is amazing! There’s a lot of hole-in-the-wall places that had amazing food. There was so many different Asian beauty store that I felt a bit overwhelmed.
Below is a list of my top favorite Asian beauty stores in Flushing. The ones with * by the store names means they have a store in Manhattan but it’s half the size of the one in Flushing. I limited myself to buying one item from each store so reviews on those products will be coming soon! If you love Asian food and beauty products, then I highly recommend you check out Flushing!
1. Tony Moly*
Tony Moly is a South Korean cosmetic brand known for its cutesy packaging. They have cute lip glosses with a bunny as a head ($8-12), sheet masks (~$3), and “Panda’s Dream White Magic” cream ($14), which is a light moisturizer.
Tony Moly: 136-20 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
Tony Moly: 316 5th Avenue, Suite 5, New York, NY10001
2. Nature RepublicNature Republic is a South Korean cosmetic brand that uses natural ingredients in their products. One of their best selling product is using argan oil for their hair products.
Nature Republic: 136-80 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
Nature Republic: 151 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
3. Club ClioClub Clio is a South Korean cosmetic brand that is similar to MAC with its bright lipstick, long lasting eyeliners, and a full lash mascaras. They also carry Goodal product lines, which is an all natural beauty line.
Club Clio: 136-86 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
4. SkinfoodSkinfood is a South Korean cosmetic brand that believes good food that is good for your health is also good for you skin, which means they use a lot of natural ingredients in their products. They first became famous for their “Black Sugar Mask”, which helps exfoliate and hydrate your skin. They also have a nail salon in the back that does basic manicure and nail art.
Skinfood: 136-89 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
What is your favorite Asian beauty store?