I’m fascinated with international skincare & cosmetics. I am. And some of these brands you can buy right at your local drugstore! Or with a few clicks, have them sent right to your mailbox. And why keep using the same brands? I’ve mentioned this before, but there’s just something i.e. about using Johnsons & Johnsons that just so.. boring. Why not get something exotic that you’ll love, & that your friends will envy?
Here I will list a sampling of items from different countries that you can buy:
L’Occitane is more known for their hand creams & fragrances, but they do carry some lip balms in their more popular scents. For a whole list of their lip products click on: L’Occitane’s lip balms.
Votre Vu eyeliner, $16
This set comes with their new mascara, & and a lipstick in a dusty rose shade that comes in a leather case. This new fangled mascara wand is supposed to grip lashes at the roots to curl & separate. Want to give it a try?
Kiko Nail Polish, $4 each
Eye shadow, $3 each
Kiko Milano is a popular brand of makeup that’s sold throughout Italy. They literally sell nail polish & eye shadow in every shade of the rainbow. They have started to open up stores in the US, but only in NY, NJ, CT, & FL. They don’t offer online shopping, so this is something you will have to buy in store. Check out their website if they have a store near you! Kiko Cosmetics
Gosh, there are so many British brands being sold in the US nowadays! Enriched with shea butter at vitamin E, this is an enriching lipstick & lip gloss in one. For more products by Butter London, you can pick them up at Ulta, or Sephora.
I didn’t realize but Ciate is actually a British brand! Most well known for their nail polishes, they also have makeup as well. For more of their products: Ciate!
Considered High Street, this brand carries a wide variety in makeup in lots of colors! They also have several blush & contour kits! Check out their website, where you can see all the products they offer, & they will ship it to you from the UK!
Shaeyes Kajal Kohl Black Eyeliner, Shahnaz Husain $8
Indian women are well known for their beautifully well lined brown eyes. And you can get your hands on some of this eyeliner yourself! They’ve added herbs & almond oil to this eyeliner, to sooth eyes & promote eyelash growth. And a steal for only $8!!
This budget friendly liquid eyeliner waterproof & smudge proof!
This isn’t your average mascara. Not only does it have a curled wand, waterproof, they’ve added camellia oil to the mascara so your lashes won’t dry out!
We may not have heard of Inglot, but they now have 450 locations worldwide! And they offer LOTS of products from eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara, etc, in many different colors! To shop click here!
These are actually popular among Korean cosmetics; lip tints. They come in nail polish-like bottles, where you can use them on your lips or cheeks. If you click on the link, you can find other colors available as well!
The link I’ve included is actually a 6 piece set. And how adorable are these lip glosses?? Click here for more Tony Moly lip glosses.
From one of Korea’s many famous cosmetic companies, this is a nice eyebrow pencil for the girls who like to line their eyebrows. I think brown is nice because black is a bit harsh looking on many skin tones (for eyebrows).
Etude’s Play 101 Multifunctional Makeup Pencils, $11 for 5 pencils
These multifunctional pencils you can use them as lip liner, lip stick, eye liner, cheek blush, or eye shadow. They’re sold in sets, & they have 4 different sets for you to choose from!
Berlin based Turkish Makeup artist Feride Uslu, has named her line after herself & each product after an airport! The great thing about her lip sticks that each one is infused with Vitamin E, to keep lips moist. Click here for more of Uslu’s products.
Taiwan has a few makeup lines that are made domestically, & Solone is one of them. This pencil functions as an eyeliner & eye shadow; while also waterproof, & comes in 12 different shades!
This adorable eyeshadow kit is great for its portability! It comes with 8 colors that are either shimmery / matte, & are highly pigmented.
Actually based in Athens, Korres has had a long history of making cosmetics. Think of this as a tinted lip balm; infused with shea butter, sunflower wax, & vitamin E, it gives your lips a hint of color while keeping them moisturized. According to the link, you can use this alone or underneath your lip stick. What a great idea!
How cute is this? Newly featured in the US, this Belgian line has a wide spectrum of makeup. They have lipstick, eyeliners, blush, bronzers, nail polish & much more! They also feature these cute 2 little polishes that have a lid that snaps them both on together. Formula X has that as well, but at a higher price. The great thing about these is that they make it so much easier for travel. The lid ensures that they’re closed on tight, & won’t be leaking inside your bag. Or check out the rest of their products here!
Add some culture to your makeup! It’s not just about using only Revlon or Cover Girl. I will say that in my travels, I have picked up all kinds of things, from clothes to makeup & accessories. And the great thing is I can honestly say that I have a sampling of things from all over the world. And you? You have the access right at your fingertips!!