Monday, October 7th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty brands do you wish were available in your country? (Or at least, more readily available/accessible!)

Temptalia's AnswerSleek Makeup, Hakuhodo (accessibility), RMK, Suqqu… I tend not to look at brands that I know are very hard to get here!

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157 thoughts on “What beauty brands do you wish were available in your country?

  1. Mine is Kiko! Now I’m going to have to google Hakuhodo and probably wish I hadn’t!

  2. Manal

    Wish brands like makeup forever, urban decay, laura mercier and Jo Malone were more readily available in Australia !

  3. Oh man I WISH we had Urban Decay in Australia SO much! Tarte also. Those are my top two! I’d be swimming in them if a) I could afford to and b) if they were more readily available.

  4. Joanna

    RMK, Lunasol, Etude House, Kuan Yuan Lian
    there are lots of Asian brands that I like but it’s hard to find in the states.
    by the way I usually purchase it on (be ware that it ships internationally = slow)

  5. I wish Bourjois was back in the US (while it’s available through ASOS, it’s only a limited selection of products, from what I can see). Also: Sleek, Collection (formerly Collection 2000), Catrice (seems like they’ve got some great products at very affordable prices), Kiko.

    • Christina

      Totally agree about each and every one of those brands! Sleek ships to the US, but I wish there was a store that I could go to, and that that the Neon palette was okay’d to be shipped here.

  6. ling

    rimmel, sonia kashuk, sigma, sephora, inglot, illamasqua, occ, sugarpill, lime crime.. we have to order online just to have these makeups. :(

  7. Maureen

    Sleek, collection 2000, bourjois

  8. Deanna

    Urban Decay, No.7, Boots, Suqqu. Particularly the first two, I really wish I could try out Urban Decay products before buying them on BeautyBay.

  9. Emily

    Illamasqua. -.-

    • xamyx

      Ditto. I’m in Los Angeles, and the only retailer is Sephora, and even within a 25 mile radius, 3 stores even carry the brand. On top of that, the actual selection is minimal, and most items are never in-stock. Yet, *every* Sephora seems to have HUGE shelves dedicated to brands like Dior, Lancôme, etc., brands that I could get at nearly *any* other department store (also, the shelves always seem fully stocked, which makes me think they’re not such big sellers…). There was a time I looked to Sephora for more unique products, but over the last couple of years, I’ve found myself shopping there less & less…

  10. sophia

    Urban Decay!! I live in Greece and the Sephora here have brought some palettes like Naked 2 and Smoked (but not the original Naked grrrr), but that’s about it. I wish they brought the single eyeshadows and these new lipsticks, they look awesome! Thank God MAC’s here though :)

  11. A lot of the Asian brands that have cute packaging and a few European ones. I don’t know the names but I’ve seen them on blogs. Oh Barry M… that’s one I wish the US has. I miss Max Factor too.


    BARRY M!!!!! Sleek would be nice too.

  13. Oh gosh, where do I start?! I’m in Australia so we miss out on a lot. NYX, Sleek (although so easy to buy online) Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Lorac, Deborah Lippmann, Makeup Forever etc
    I can buy most of these brands online fairly easy but sometimes it’s just not worth it with extra shipping costs/times.

    • Asleif

      …I feel your pain <3 =(
      I have a bias towards Swedish brands since my fiance is Swedish, so a brand I would really love to try is Isadora, I've virtually tried everywhere and just cannot get my hands on it. =( I'd love to have better access to Face Stockholm too (Dermstore dot com seems to be the only place for international purchases), and some Japanese/Asian brands like Suqqu, Three, Lunasol, Addiction etc..

  14. breyerchic04

    Sleek and Suquu are two I’ve seen a lot about I’d be very interested in, also your recent posts about hakhudo brushes has been really interesting.

  15. I’ve just ordered Sleek makeup online & I’m in Canada! I couldn’t believe it! It should get here soon :) We have even less accessibility to some brands in Canada, definitely less than the States. I’m in Northern Canada too but at least there are quite a few awesome sites online. The Sephora site is always good, same with the Saks Fifth Ave sited for higher end stuff. I’ve also found some good Canadian sites like for Sigma brushes or theBalm makeup, and MAC is good too of course. I usually try to find places that have free shipping, or use lots of free shipping promos like MAC, or at the very least a decent/ cheap flat rate. The down side to practically only internet accessibility (other than making a quick plane trip south…) is no swatching in person, and foundation can be a guessing game (but thank you Christine for the matrix! What a life saver!!).

  16. I wish Bourjois was easier to get. I can find it online, but I wish I could get it in store. I could deal with having better access to Illamasqua as well.

  17. RedHeadTea

    Where to start? UD, MAC, Milani, NYX…

  18. zainab

    Urban Decay! Tarina Tarantino, Tarte, Kat von D, and probably a few others. But mostly I just wish the prices were the same as the USA.

  19. Clio

    OCC, LORAC… I’ve heard these exist in Canada, but they’re like leprechauns! Haven’t found them in Saskatchewan, that’s for sure.

  20. Jenn H.

    Milk, a skincare line from Australia by Olympic swimmer Michael Klim. Really could use their sunscreens (which are waterproof and dry touch similar to Peter Thomas Roth’s formula- only their’s is discontinued) and lotions for dry skin for my legs.
    I mean they do ship to the US… but shipping isn’t worth $40. Best way to get it cheap is have a family buy it and send it over to the US. (shipping will be cheaper at least… or free shipping)

  21. If there were Sleek Cosmetics & Motive Cosmetics store fronts in the USA, that’d be awesome! Have heard about both of them a lot, but I’m not really too fond of online shopping! :(

  22. N

    Nars, Tom Ford, Suqqu, D&G, Hourglass, Shu Uemura, Burberry, Le Metier, Edward Bess, Cle de Peau, OCC, MUFE, I could go on… We do have TF, but only at one store in the country and it’s not available online, unfortunately. Same for Hourglass and MUFE. Burberry is available in some stores, but only in some of the bigger cities, I believe. It is absolutely frustrating not being able to buy the brands I would like to buy.

  23. NARS! Most importantly. Also, Kevin Aucoin and Hourglass!

  24. Shoot! There’s so many but from the drugstore, Bourjois and from the higher-end, Addiction.

  25. stacey

    Ha Ha. Are you kidding me? All the Japanese brands including Shu Uemura… Plus, all the brands that are sold at Ichibankao. I lust after all of them….Addiction, Suqqu, Three, RMK, Les Merveilleuses de Laduree, Jill Stuart, Kate, Lunasol, Majolica Majoca, Chikuhodo, all the brush brands. The only reason that I havent bought as much is because I want to swatch them. I want the eyeshadows, the lipsticks, foundation and everything in between. If I went to Japan, I would carry back a suitcase full.
    The packaging, the colors, the nuances…..Estee Lauder and Company can take their products home.

  26. Lynn

    I hope they bring back Bourjois to the United States!

  27. Candace

    I wish we could get ahold of Barry M and Models Own, two British brands known for their absolutely fantastic (and $5-$10!) nail polishes.

    I also wish Asian color cosmetics were easier to track down. I’ve seen some skincare items around, but I’m really intrigued by Asian brands’ lip and face products!! So far I’ve found them via reputable sellers on eBay, but in person is always preferable.

  28. livnzoe

    I live in Switzerland.. it would be awesome if we could get too faced, eos, jergen’s and make up forever here!!

  29. Kim

    I live in the Netherlands and just recently Sephora moved away from all over the country. I would love to buy Urban Decay and Too Faced stuff but its only possible to buy online from the USA. Also i like tom ford beauty, collection 2000, make up academy and ELF. I bet you guys will laugh at our stores, by example maybelline is sold in a 1 meter by 1 meter stack. That’s all in every store of a budget brand. I would love to see bigger ones to buy even more.

  30. Too Faced should come back and I’d also love to see Paul&Joe make up.
    On the budget side, Wet ‘n Wild is on top of my list. Hard Candy wouldn’t be bad either. Germany has a great cheap brand called p2 which I’d love to see in my country. I live in the Netherlands btw. I’m glad we have easy access to Essence and Catrice, but anything else is either overpriced or not available.

  31. Oh my list is huge and I am taking both for my home country Greece but also for Switzerland where I live now. I wish I could find Nars, Hourglass, Illamasqua, sleek, soap and glory, tarte, Bath and body works, Too Faced, Urban Decay (we don’t even have Sephora in Switzerland), Victoria Secret and don’t get me started on bath and body works and even more Asian brands…

  32. A Name

    Most of them. Some of it, like Zoya nail varnish I can buy online, but other things seem impossible to find, like Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara. Also, I don’t know of any good UK indie companies.

  33. A few years ago I’d have said Inglot, but my wishes were granted! There are a lot of Asian brands, like Etude House and Tonymoly, with ridiculously fantastic packaging that should be easier to find (then again, I could probably just make a day trip of Little Tokyo or Koreatown and hunt them down).

  34. Eram

    NARS and Tarte… I love their blushes.

  35. Claudia272

    Shur Uemura, Charlotte Tilbury Makeup & Max Factor. Although Shu u can order online. Christine u can order SUQQU through Selfridges now. They ship to the US.

  36. Jenny

    Sleek, Bioderma, Barry M, and Collection (formerly Collection 2000)

    I wish some of the asian products from brands already in the US would appear like L’Oreal’s cleansing oil and Maybelline’s pore filler

  37. Frizzylocks

    Urban decay, sleek makeup, makeup forever and I would kill for a sephora!

  38. cel

    Right now, because of the Ambient Lighting Palette, I wish there was hourglass here. :(
    I don’t understand why’d they make it LE.

    I also wish the brands available here actually had everything.

  39. Binky

    Bare Minerals, Sleek and Bourjois! Actually, I just really wish we had Sephora over here! I love swatching expensive makeup that I never end up buying LOL.

  40. Sleek, TheBalm, Kat von D, Macadamia Oil and Anatomicals.

  41. Catrice, kat Von D and Tarte!!! These are without a doubt the most hardly found in my country (Greece)

  42. China Glaze! I love their collections so much, but the only way to get their polishes in Germany (and Europe in general?) is online. And I wish that OPI would have more reasonable prices. They cost ~22$, so I only buy them if they are on sale at TK Maxx.

  43. Sephora, Bath & Body works, Cover girl

  44. Amy

    Jordana, Wet n Wild, Milani, NYX (accessibility) and EOS!

  45. I really dont think there is ANY particular brand which is hard to get in INDIA , if we want we can get them from online sites but yeah paying customs and then shipping charges is little hard plus the latest launches are sometimes difficult to get….
    but as the question is “What beauty brands do you wish were available in your country?”
    I would say – Giorgio Armani , Tom Ford , Burberry Beauty , Urban Decay , NARS , Illamasqua and last but not the least The Balm .
    I have bought all the above brands but from online sites which is “LITTLE” tricky at times .

  46. Nikita

    Nars cosmetics !!!
    I so wish Dubai gets Nars cosmetics store!
    We have sephora in Dubai, but unfortunately it doesn’t sell nars and has very limited brands as compared to its US store :(

  47. I live in Belgium and I wish Sephora (and all of the good stuff that comes with it: Nars, Illamasqua, …) were available here. We can order from, but you have to be willing to pay an extra 9.95€ for shipment everytime. I also like to try out stuff at the counter before buying, so having an actual store would be so much better :-)
    I would also love to see a Kiko store (an Italian brand, most of their products are quite good and not too expensive), although again, ordering online is possible and conditions are better than with Sephora: 5.95€ and free for purchases over 49€.
    But since I prefer to try out make-up before indulging, I would be more than happy to see an actual Sephora and Kiko store here, say, in our capital, Brussels. I’m picky, I know! 😉

  48. SEPHORA. I’ve been dying to get my hands on their daily brush cleaner and I just can’t seem to find anyone sourcing it here to MNL. I haven’t left the country in a while, either. Does anyone know of any alternatives? :(

  49. Kat

    A lot! RMK, Urban Decay, Hourglass, Tarte, Lorac, Ben Nye. I heard Inglot is finally coming in Manila PH.

  50. Cargo, Inglot (also accessibility – there are only stores in Montreal), Louise Young (she has a great looking neutral eyeshadow palette), Max Factor. There are probably more but I can’t think of them just now!

  51. I wish Sleek, Maybelline UK, US, Korean, Collection 2000, Barry M, MUA, Topshop Makeup (at least close by), and many others! xx

  52. I also wish for haircare and skincare that Formula 10.0.6 & Not your Mothers! Xx

  53. NARS! (I live in Austria and cant understand why they didnt sell Nars here.)

  54. Merty

    Urban Decay. Pretty much impossible to get in Hungary, unless through Ebay, where there’s a chance it’s fake.

  55. kmk

    I would be so happy to find Fyrinnae and Kat von D. in France !

  56. Burberry, Cle de Peau, Hakuhodo, Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Le Metier de Beaute, Tom Ford, and Yves Saint Laurent.

  57. Mairyn

    Illamasqua! I’m in Perth, Western Australia and they sell it in department stores in cities on the eastern states, but not here in Perth :(
    Wish they sold Kat Von D here, also.

  58. NYX, Wet & Wild and more Revlon as I can barely find anything from them

  59. María

    I would kill for the Lorac Pro palette!! hahah
    I also would like to buy anastasia Berverly Hills brow gel or brow wiz, but in my country it’s impossible. Christine, we could make a deal! I can send you Sleek and you can send me Lorac!!! hahaha

  60. Germany here. Where do I even start? Tarte, Urban Decay, Revlon, Kat von D, parts of the Maybelline range, Sally Hansen, Make Up Forever..And I wish we could have US prices for Mac products.

  61. Maja

    I wish Nars, Urban Decay and Shu Uemura would decide to offer their products (again) in Germany.

  62. ILLAMASQUA, please! I’m a huge fan of that brand! NARS, also. By the way, I’m from Indonesia! 😀

  63. Kath

    Le Métier de Beauté. Also Tom Ford, Burberry and Armani! I don’t even know of any local online sellers who carry these brands here in the Philippines.

  64. Bel

    I live in Norway and I really wish we had Nars, Urban Decay, Sleek, and Laura Mercier. But I’d probably still order online from England becuase it’s so much cheaper. The YSL Touche Eclat foundation costs 47 USD in the UK, and 79 USD here in Norway.

  65. KC

    I’m from Barbados, I would LOVE to have Urban Decay, Too Faced and Makeup Forever.

    C’mon MAC is down here cleaning up in the department stores I want some more variety.

  66. Jessica

    Sleek, definitely!! I’m always jealous when YouYubers I watch go on and on about their highly pigmented blushes and affordable prices! We really don’t have anything similar here. We do have NYX, I guess, but it still seems like Sleek has that brand beat with packaging and color choices.

  67. ElKay

    Sleek and Bourjois

  68. wendy

    It is so interesting that we trend to get our hands on some brands that is not easy to purchase in our own country. My friends in Hong Kong who can buy alot of good asian (Japan and Korean) brand make ups want to buy brands like too face and urban decay.

  69. Astrild

    Illamasqua, Lorac, Tarte…

  70. Sandra

    Don’t get me started. I live in Germany and there are so many brands we don’t get here: Nars, Tarte, Illamasqua, Suqu, Becca, Eyeko, Josie Maran, Kat von D, MUFE, OCD, Tom Ford, Urban Decay and more. It’s frustrating to read reviews and then to have to spend hours in search for online shops that deliver to Germany without making the price double with transportation (and sometimes you wait for more then a month to have the product delivered).

    • Alexandra

      There’s Tom Ford in Germany, but just in the major cities. I know for sure that there’s a counter in Berlin at KaDeWe and you can even call and place an order over the phone. In Düsseldorf at the Douglas on Königsalle, they only have the lipsticks and nail polishes.. as far as I remember from the last time I was there in June. There might be some items available in München and Hamburg.

  71. Hend

    Tarte, Sleek, Marc Jacobs and OCC

  72. Nars, I still can’t believe that there happen to be no Nars counter in Germany.
    Illamasqua, I would love to see a counter of them.
    Suqqu, would be a dream to play with but recently Selfridges shipping to Germany eased my pain 😉
    Some Japanese brands such as THREE, Addiction would be great to have.
    And of course Hakuhodo, wish I would touch the brushes before ordering.

  73. Melanie

    TheBalm, Stila, Sleek, Tarte, Burberry… I’m in France : these are all available in e-shops but I would love to see the real colours..

    • Alexandra

      For Burberry, you can try Galeries Lafayette in Paris. They have a great Burberry counter there.

  74. Hakuhodo!!! Chikuhodo, Koyudo, Suqqu, Shu Uemura, Burberry, Le Metier de Beaute, Giorgio Armani, Hourglass, Edward Bess, Tom Ford, MUFE, NARS, Urban Decay, Illamasqua, Tarte, Benefit, theBalm, Too Faced, Lorac, Laura Mercier, MAC (accessibility).

    We don’t have any interesting brands in my country (except Guerlain and Chanel). We’re stuck with boring ones like Clinique, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, Helena Rubinstein, Dior, YSL. We finally got MAC here a few years back, but they are only available in four larger cities.

  75. Elizabeth

    Bourjois! Health Mix is my HG foundation but it can be expensive to find it online and pay for shipping.

  76. Urban Decay, Nars, Tom Ford, Guerlain and Suqqu.

  77. Sleek makeup, Illamasqua, OCC cosmetics, and Rescue Beauty Lounge!

  78. Lily

    Ken Doh Go, Tarte and Wet and Wild

  79. Suqqu, Sleek and Hakuhodo are on my list too, as are Bourjous and Makeup Atelier Paris. I’m sure there are others I’m not thinking of now!

  80. Nina

    Where should I start? Urban decay, nars, sleek, revlon, rimmel, two faced, tom ford, covergirl, jouer, bath and body works (kind of counts, right?) and so on…

  81. Sophia B.

    You can get sleek online in the us.

    • Technically, not their entire product line because of restrictions between countries on ingredients :) Like ANY product, with enough will or searching, you can absolutely get it, but the question is really about having a brand readily accessible in your country – no restrictions :)

  82. Sarah

    Bourjois, Sleek, and Etude House!

  83. Basema

    NARS, The Balm, Charlote Tilbury, Tarte, Kat Von D, Kevin Aucoin, Marc Jacobs, Hourglass, Sleek, to name a few :)

  84. Lakme, Colorbar, Chambor, Sleek, Barry M, Bourjois, Deborah Milano, Faces, and Catrice. I can find some things on Ebay, but for the most parts getting my hands on products from these brands can be a challenge.

  85. For me it’s Sleek Makeup 100%… I’d also really like to be able to buy from the Urban Decay website (can’t ship to Canada) because they have all the discontinued stuff I want that Sephora sent back to the warehouse.

  86. We get so much less here in India.. I want Sleek, MUA, NYX, UD, Sigma, ELF, and so many more.. the list is hugee..

  87. Sleek. I’ve purchased a few of their items through blog sales and EBAY but I wish they were sold here….sigh….maybe one day.

  88. Tigerlily

    Oh my, where to begin!

    Make-up: Hourglass, LMdB, Illamasqua, Suqqu, Anastasia, Becca, Chantecaille, Clé de Peau, Lorac, Urban Decay and Tom Ford (not just the lipsticks which we do get).

    Skin care: Origins and Kate Somerville.

  89. So many… Le Metier de Beaute, Rouge Bunny Rouge, By Terry, Tom Ford (only the lipsticks and nail polishes are available, although that’s supposed to be changing in the next year), Edward Bess, Becca, Burberry, Chantecaille… A few of those are available at one or two counters in the country, but that doesn’t help much. I live in the second largest city in Canada and it doesn’t seem like it should be so difficult to get brands that are widely distributed in the US. I can order on line, but it’s so much better to be able to swatch in person.

  90. zizitim

    Urban Decay, NYX, Kiko, Zoya… unfortunately there are lots of brands which are missing from Hungary. I hope it will change some day :)

  91. Rachael

    I wish they would bring back No.7 makeup to Canada. Other than that there are many UK brands I’d like to try such as Sleek, Collection (2000), and My Face Cosmetics. Also, would love to try the new Charlotte Tilbury line.

  92. I really wish they sold Sleek, Bourjois, & Barry M in the US. I have ordered things online, but it’s not the same as being able to go into the store and look at everything.

  93. slick

    For me it would be Kiko and Sleek. I also wish my city would get an Inglot counter!

  94. ShaSha

    I wish Kiko Cosmetics and Black Up Cosmetics were available in the US. I can’t wait for my trip to London next year to splurge!

  95. Smashbox and bareminerals in The netherlands please. :) And oh all 24 shades of Giorgio Armani foundation instead of just 7.

  96. TrippyPixie

    I’d love to see Nivea’s entire range of skincare be available in the U.S.! Whenever I visit Austria, they have so many products that we don’t, so I always have to load up on some! My local German apothecary downtown (in Chicago) has some European brands, but not everything, of course (and it’s expensive!).

    Otherwise I’d love for Fa, Labello, and Diana Balsam to be available here. It’d also be great to have Lanolips and more from Soap & Glory available.

  97. Nikky

    Sleek, definitely. Also, Illamasqua, since the nearest Sephora that sells it is a four hour train ride away.