Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Temptalia Asks You


Which brands are unavailable to you that you really want to try? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’d love to have more access to some of the popular Asian cosmetic brands. I know there are (fairly) easy enough ways to track ‘em down, but there is something about being able to see them in person that I long for!

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167 thoughts on “Which brands are unavailable to you that you really want to try?

  1. Avatar of Shery Sunyoung

    I would have to say some Asian brands as well, such as canmake, skin food, étude house, etc. also some uk brands I’d love to seen in Canada, like Sleek, MUA, BarryM, and Model’s Own. However I think we in Canada have gotten some fantastic brands lately with the introduction of Giorgio Armani, Becca and Illamasqua in Sephora!

  2. Paige

    With the internet, I could buy items from all the brands I’m interested in. However, it would be nice to have a makeup counter for the following brands in my city:
    - Burberry
    - Guerlain
    - Shu Uemura (I listed here even though I know Shu pulled out of the U.S.)

  3. Avatar of Liz Liz

    Essence… sure my Ulta has some of the permanent stuff but they never get the new collections :(

  4. stephanie

    Sleek! I can order it online, but it’s a hassle and takes forever to get to the states. I have seen some of it on eBay, but I’m leary about ordering makeup there.

  5. Laura

    These are mostly products that I’d love to try but have no counter near me or are only available online: Tom Ford’s full line, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Shu Uemura, Sleek, Bourjois

    Products that I cannot seem to get my hands on or locate a way to order online: Hydraluron and Collection 2000 Concealer.

  6. I live in LA so thankfully, almost every single brand is available to me that I’m interested in and luckily I get a MUA discount at almost all those brands as well. Although its kind of annoying that they are scattered all over the place. I’d really like to try Hakuhodo brushes and those are only around at IMATs a few times a year, otherwise, the UK brands like sleek,etc. Also, I wish Illamasqua would have a free standing store in LA so I could use their discount since it doesn’t apply at Sephora.

  7. niche

    Wow, I never realized how lucky I am to live where I live (Vancouver & Toronto). I have Holts, The Bay and easy access to Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus in the Seattle area. Plus, large Asian populations so I can get most Asian brands. EXCEPT I really want to see the Laduree makeup in Japan. I’ve seen it in blogs but I would love to see it in real life. Too bad I can’t jet to Tokyo.

  8. charlotte

    We only recently got a mini-Sephora in JC Penneys.. before that there was almost no access to any highend products IRL. So I can’t complain too much. I really hate to buy anything I have not personally touched though. Would love to see more asian brands, not only do they seem to have really great quality, many of them are so darn cute.

  9. Avatar of Chloe chloe

    Helena Rubinstein(I don’t know if I spell them correct), lash queen….the mascaras are amazing
    no store in US, such a pity!

  10. laan

    NARS, bobbi brown, covergirl, suger pill, Ilamasqua, Samoa
    our local cosmetics stores suck ˘~˘̩ *at Qatar* lol,

  11. Isabell

    NARS, Illamasqua, Revlon, Urban Decay and I’m not sure if The Balm is available in Sweden? Haven’t seen it in our bigger department stores…

  12. Avatar of emily Emily

    Which Asian cosmetic brands do you like Christine? What about you gals? I’ve not tried many but I’ve heard good things. I know about Shiseido and Shu Uemura, so I guess I’m curious about the less well known brands.

    I really want to try Dita Von Teese’s line with the German company Art Deco. I also want to try lots of UK brands from drugstore (MUA, Sleek, Bourjois) to HE (Burberry). I’d buy more from Inglot if they had a store here, I think are great quality.

  13. Sudeki

    1 definitely Kryolan! I happened to buy 3 aqua eye of them and I m totally sold. Their product put ‘professional’ brand like Mac totally in shame. But I’m in Seattle area don’t have any retail shop of kryolan. If u look up their company background u will know what is real professional make up is.

    2 I also want try japanese brand like three chicca

  14. Clara

    Almost every american mid-end Brand. In germany they don’t sell UD, tarte, mufe and so in.

  15. Avatar of Ruca Ruca

    I collect Sleek eye palettes, but lately, the newer palettes are all restricted by the US FDA so I cannot order these unless I go through eBay, which I really hate. I have the Acid palette (available everywhere BUT America), and I love it. Now there are several lovely palettes I would have to pay more than double each to obtain due to these pigment regulations. It’s frustrating, especially since most of these colors are not approved by the FDA because they have not been through enough testing. Apparently tested well in the UK, just not here. *sadface*

  16. Avatar of Adrienne Adrienne

    Burberry, Tom ford, inglot, makeup forever is a big one!! I live in New Zealand and its mpossible to find these, and most places who sell them won’t ship to nz :( so deprived!!!

  17. noi

    this is going to be one long list :P
    Hard Candy, more ELF products (what we have locally is way overdue for an update), Milani, those L’Oreal Infallible shadows, Bourjois, Soap and Glory, Sonia Kashuk, Catrice, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works (stand-alone stores), Physician’s Formula. for higher end brands, i would love to try Ilamasqua, Urban Decay, Inglot, Kevyn Aucoin, Too Faced.
    (1) i know i can get some of them online through eBay or other sites but i want to see them personally and (2) we have a local Sephora called Beauty Bar, but it NEEDS to have more brands.
    i definitely believe we have the market here, too. ;)
    sincerely,
    a beauty-crazed Filipina

  18. Avatar of Iris Iris

    I would love to try brands like urban decay, tarte, inglot and NARS

  19. ANGIEV

    I hope MAC restocks Whisper of Gilt :0(

  20. Avatar of Elisa Elisa

    Barry M, Beautyuk, Becca, Illamasqua, Wet n Wild… to name a few…

  21. Sleek, Inglot, Bourgois, Makeup Atelier Paris, Graftobian and Ben Nye!

    I’d like to actually see, touch and experiment with these brands

  22. Tea Matesic Bugarin (RedHead)

    Yes, a good question indeed!
    If I start naming brands, the list will go on forever… See, I live in Split, Croatia and we don’t have Sephora, Ulta, not even a Illamasqua store! US and UK brands not shipping intl’ are just a dream for the majority of women here.
    Sure, ebay exists, but most brands are quite expensive for our salaries and buying products without testing them first is a huge risk.
    There’s few products I’m coveting, and I’ll share them with you: UD Naked; Sugarpill Burning Heart palette; NARS Orgasm blush + any other(really) MAC blush; LimeCrime My Beautiful Rocket. Also, any product from Shu Uemura, Too Faced, Tarte, Inglot just to name a few.
    funny how most of you from the States wish to try stuff we have in Europe :) But let me tell you, those do not compare to what you have and how affordable stuff in US compared to Croatia. ie, a Max Factor foundation is sold for 100+ KN, which is about $20.

  23. Avatar of Anne Anne

    Burberry, OCC, Burberry, Becca, Burberry, RBR, Burberry, Shu, Burberry, Georgio Armani (which is available to me but out of my price range), Burberry, a lot of Korean and other Asian products not sold here. And–oh–did I mention Burberry???? (WHEN are they going to spread the love a little? It’s been, what, two, three years since they started?) ;)

  24. Marissa D.

    Omorovicza, Sunday Riley, Alpha H, This Works, Liz Earle, Jemma Kidd, Koh Gen Do, Inglot, Rodin Olio Lusso, ELF, Sonia Kashuk. But as of very recently, they brought Becca, Illamasqua and REN to one of my city’s Sephoras!

  25. Marissa D.

    Ooo also Lipstick Queen, Jouer, Ben Nye, Barry M…and DHC for their cleansing oil!

  26. Isabelle

    I would love to try HE brands like Tom Ford, Burberry or Anna Sui. Sephora just has one shop in Mexico City but I don’t live there so I don’t have access to MUFE or Kat Von D to name a few. DS brands like NYX are sold in a few stores but they don’t sell the most popular products, is pretty strange if you ask me. Also, the shipping prices make some DS brands as pricey as Chanel or Dior which are available in many department stores. Ordering them from Ebay or similar places makes the prices ridiculous $90 plus shipping for an Urban Decay palette which is sold at $50 in the US.