What are your top five brands you’d like to see available in your country?


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BarryM, SUQQU, Laduree, Lunasol, GOSH. With the internet, you can get nearly anything you want (just depends on how much you want to pay and/or how many hoops you want to jump through), but I’d love to be able to see/touch/easily obtain from those brands.

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Etude House (It’s probably in Asian beauty stores in more populated cities like NYC and LA/SF maybe, but you know), Zoeva, Kiko, Catrice, Bourjois (I used to see this brand at Ulta, but not anymore).

Catrice is my favourite brand for lipsticks. I’ve never found another formula of lipstick that I actually like. They’re so lightweight they feel like a balm, and so pigmented that they look like a perfect (usually glossy) stain. Most of their other stuff is good too – eyeliner, powder and especially their nail polish – but I never got into their blushes.

Agh, so many! THREE, Addiction, SUQQU, Rouge Bunnny Rouge, KIKO. All but the last one are luxury brands that you can find online, but the price point makes it really hard to buy their products blind. The last one is an affordable brand that I wish is available to ship internationally, period, as I want basically ALL of their eyeshadow sticks.

I think I’ve seen GOSH stuff at a super walgreens, which is like a huge, fancy walgreens with half a floor dedicated to beauty products. You should try to see if there’s one near you! I’ve been wanting to try Sleek products forever but hate paying for shipping. I also am dying to try Chi Chi products every time I see shaaanxo use them!

Sleek,Charlotte Tilbury,Guerlain, I think just this three for now, many brands they are available in my country but they don’t import every product that they have,just top products or new products

Oh man, I would love to have SUQQU in the US! I have been practically salivating over the cheek brush, but it’s so difficult to get and the markup is huge.

Considering they were *the* makeupnbrand for the film & television industries, which were basically put on the grid here in the US, I feel it’s suchna classic American brand. Justnabout every major film and television show pre-1960s lists Max Factor in the credits… Unfortunately, P&G didn’t want MF to compete with CoverGirl after they acquired MF, and revamped CG.

Sleek, although Sleek’s not actually too hard to get. Lanolips I haven’t found stateside.

Actually what I really want is Marks&Spensers.

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Nyx, BarryM, Milani, Wet n Wild, Sleek. I’m picking all drugstore brands because i know the markup on medium priced or high end will be huge, so I’d rather see a bigger selection of these products that I can see and feel in person, not order online blindly.

Rouge Bunny Rouge
Le Metier de Beauté
Burberry
Tom Ford
Chantecaille

In fact, I can’t even order Burberry, TF or most of LMdB products because retailers in the US won’t ship those products to canada. Some of those brands are sold at one or two counters, but in a country this size, that’s the same as being unavailable.

Some holt renfrew locations have chantecaille and burberry! They will transfer the products to a store closest to you for free if your closest HR doesnt carry the product as well…

Thanks Chiara! Mine doesn’t have them, but I do think I’m going to try calling up the stores that do in order to see if I can track something down. I had a business trip to Vancouver last year and I made time to storm the HR there and attach the Burberry and Chantecaille counters…

I would love to be able to get Marc Jacobs,Tarte, Urban Decay, OCC and Bite Beauty! I can get them online but I can’t see them in real life so getting things like foundation and concealer is very tricky. And getting them sent to me in Australia is very costly!

Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Lorac, Sleek and Bourjois – its very difficult to buy all of these online (apart from Sleek) in New Zealand unless you use a package forwarding service, and I don’t think we have a big enough market for them here unfortunately!

It would be great if Kiko were available in the US as well. I’m luck to live near one, it’s very good quality for the price range!

I agree: anyone who didn’t list Kiko either has access in their country or has probably never tried it. Kiko is pretty much exactly like MAC, but without the super-limited-limited-bs and for 1/4 of the price.

As for me: Maquillage, Paul & Joe and Etude house. All of these are fairly easy to get online, but a physical store where I can play around with colours, textures and cool products would be funnnnnn

True, the world is so much smaller now with internet shopping. But it would be nice to see, touch and trial products before committing to them and you can’t always do this with online purchases. Not to mention shipping fees which can be prohibitive living on this end of the world.
The brands I’d love to see in Australia (and at comparative pricing to their home country) are:

Hakuhodo
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Urban Decay
Charlotte Tilbury
Make Up For Ever

Special mention to Phyto, Kat von D and Edward Bess.

Well, I’d love to have Inglot, Hourglass, Tarte, Stila, Soap and Glory, Wet’n’Wild, Tarina Tarantino, Bath and Body Works, Yankee Candle, Primark, Topshop, Forever 21 (some clothes shop are here but not much and they don’t sell all their collection, for example, we don’t have access to the bigger sizes…), the list can go on and on.
It’s funny because in France, everyone loves our pharmacy brands and luxury brands but we don’t have all the rest, and it’s getting frustrating when we watch all these English/American hauls… Our drugstore make up brands stop at L’Oréal, Rimmel and Maybelline, qualitywise…

Well, coming from Australia it would be more like 10 Top Brands! We can get say Bobbi Brown, but only a limited selection of their range sold at one shop for double the price…..
I would love to see:
Urban decay
Bobbi Brown (whole range at the US price)
Tarina Tarantina
Bare Minerals
NARS – full range, more shops
Smashbox
Charlotte Tilbury
Hourglass
Make Up Forever

Even in the US, we get limited products in stores, and I live in Los Angeles (the 2nd largest citynin the country!)… All of the brands you mentioned, along with a few others, still require online purchasing (with the exception of UD), or driving miles to several different stores.

I forgot to add Sleek, Tarte and Milani to the list. You would think that the makeup houses will like their products to be sold in more countries easily – think of the profits they could make!

IsaDora, Lumene, Institut Esthederm, Vichy, Avene. I can usually find pieces online but I wish the range were more easily available to me.

I’ve never ordered anything from Sleek, but if it was available in the stores in the US, I’m sure I would! I would also like to see Fyrannae (hope I spelled that right!) I would love to check out their pigments and loose blushes in store!

1. NARS
2. MUFE
3. Urban Decay
4. Burberry
5. Giorgio Armani

I also miss Hourglass, theBalm, Too Faced, Tarte, Shu Uemura, Suqqu, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and Benefit.

We don’t really have any intetesting makeup here, mostly brands like Chanel, Dior, Clinique and Estee Lauder. MAC stores are only in the larger cities, often several hours away.

Sleek is really the only brand I can think of right now lol. I really wish it was more readily available. I’m so jealous of everyone that can just walk into a store and pick it up. Shipping can take forever if you order directly from Sleek.

Easy peasy!!
1. Hourglass!! Badly!
2. NARS
3. BURBERRY
4. ORIGINS
5. LUSH

Lush was around until last year! hope they come back! 😐

SUQQU, Beaute, Missha, Lunasol, and Bourjois. In general, I’m kind of surprised that more Asian brands haven’t made it into the American mainstream – their face products actually outdo a lot of our own, particularly their SPF lines.

Tom Ford, Chanel, Suqqu, etc…etc.. I’m in Canada and there are a lot of brands that I have to go through major hoops for. Many of the major US department stores are no longer selling cosmetics to Canada. I ship to my USA addy and then to Canada. It gets expensive. The alternative: trying to figure out when collections will be released for Canada…and then finding them..where I’m located..hrmm.. Wally world and Costco reign supreme. Hell yes, sometimes I miss my former life in the big city. Here, the release dates seem to be always behind the curve and they do no always receive all items in collections and very few department stores carry the seriously luxurious or lesser known lines.

I’m in Los Angeles, and although it seems most products can *technically* be found within the city, they’re all divided among locations, and spread all over town. So, even if I *know* a release date, by the time I get to any subsequent stores, they’re out of stock, LOL! Transportation costs end up making getting the products more expensive, plus all the costs associated with going to a mall (especially with a little one in tow…). Also, as far as Sephora goes, it seems they *never* restock the shelves!

BarryM, Lioele, ChiChi, MaxFactor X, and Makeup Store. By the way, Christine, some of the newer Walgreens (“Super” Walgreens) have been carrying European drugstore makeup brands like Gosh, No. 7 and others I can’t remember right now (coffee hasn’t kicked in). The one I go to is at the intersection of Washington St and School St in Boston, MA in case you can communicate with Walgreens HQ and reference this store.

I live in the UK, so first of all I’d like to see us catch up to the US in terms of available products from some brands (Maybelline especially – Colour Tattoos, Colour Whispers, wider range of the Vivids lipsticks). Similar thing goes for Nyx – Butter lispticks, Macaron lipsticks…
As for the 5 specific brands: Sephora (they have Sephora everywhere else in Europe, why not here?), Kat Von D, Milani, Bite and Lorac!

We have NYX and Maybelline, but the ranges may be reduced. There are only about half a dozen tattoos and the range is reduced in NYX. But I don’t think it’s a bad thing. The range is reasonable and there’s something for everyone. Too much choice isn’t always good…too hard to choose, lol!

Jouer, Barry M, Sleek, Soap & Glory Makeup (we have the bath and body products and some lip products but I’d love to see all the makeup products that British beauty bloggers rave about) and everything from Bourjois (living in Canada I’m lucky that we have quite a few of their products but there’s always something from this brand that I want to try and I never find it at my local drugstore).

Rouge Bunny Rouge, Inglot (more readily available; I can’t always drive to Montreal for an eyeshadow!), Sleek or Max Factor, Illamasqua and I’d love for Makeup Geek products to be available in-store!!!

Oh – how could I forget LORAC…it was only available at Sephora (ditto Tarina Tarantino) but Sephora phased it out and so far as I know, it’s not available anywhere else.

I live in the Caribbean so not many brands are available here. I would love to have Sleek, Lush, Physician’s Formula, Shu Uemura, and Dose of Color. And I could go on and on and on…

I wish we had KIKO and Catrice and Bourjois (couldn’t think of two more). I fell in love with these brands the very first time I traveled to Europe and I’ve been in love ever since, bringing product back with me every time I’ve gone back.

I live in NYC which have many brands of makeup which I’m satisfied with but I would love to see sleek. Also, it’s crazy but I see a lot of Gosh cosmetics in drugstores (duane reade mostly) around NYC.

Kiko Cosmetics (only one location in New Jersey – we need MORE), Sleek (I need ALL their products), Barry M! I go to London and stock up!

Well, I live in the brand desert, so…all of them? 😛 If I had to choose, I’d probably actually say a few more of the drugstore ones, actually. Because I’m a lipstick girl, stuff like Milani, Wet n Wild, Nyx, etc would be great, especially because even though the price would increase here (inevitably, LOL/cry) I feel like the end result would still be affordable. For high end? I’d take Laura Mercier and Giorgio Armani to start with.

Also, can we get some lipstick Queen up in here? 😉

I would like to see Illamasqua in the US, we only have a handful of their nail polishes sold at Sephora. I would love to try their makeup line. I would also like to see Sleek cosmetics sold here, I purchased 3 eyeshadow palettes when I was in London last winter and am very impressed with them.

Urban Decay, Benefit, Tarte, Sleek and MAC. But if it was sold here, in Latvia, it would be twice as expensive, so I would propbably order it online anyways.

GOSH has some excellent stuff; I particularly like their Prime and Set Powder (not as a primer, but as a good setting powder for foundation, or just on its own) and it’s only £10. Their eye pencils and shadow sticks are good too.
But for a lot of things which people are talking about here, I would have to go to London or Birmingham – Charlotte Tilbury or Suqqu, for example – unless I wanted to order them by post, which means not being able to try them out first. Don’t imagine that they are on every high street!!
What I would love in the UK – and why not as they seem to be everywhere else? – is of course Sephora. We used to have one in London, I’m sure I remember it, but that was a long time ago.

MUA, Barry M, Illamasqua, Make Up Revolution and Australis! <3 Can't even buy Australis on their site! They only ship to- You guessed it- Australia! Gotta buy it off Ebay, which I plan to do haha.

NARS, Laura Mercier, Tarte, Tom Ford and Charlotte Tilbury and Covergirl. I live in Portugal and our Sephora`s don`t sell those brands. But we have GOSH, KIKO, Catrice, Bourjois, Inglot and others.

Inglot (NEED a flagships store in Toronto!)
Sleek
Kiko
Rouge Bunny Rouge
Tom Ford

I like to see an expansion on:
NYX
Milani
Elf

I’m getting sick of the big 4 (Revlon,Loreal, Cover Girl, Maybelline) Dominating the drug store aisles. I wish they take a gamble and drop one off them or cut down their display to make more room for other brands! My Target has double of everything in terms of product for the big 4 but the teeny tiniest of display for NYX and Elf.

Makeup Store, Ben Nye, Sleek, Kryolan… And I’d like to see NYX extend their line in Canada… You can only get half of what’s available to the states.

OH And inglot. GOSH I want Inglot to open a store in Vancouver BC…. I would die of happiness. And the crushing weight of debt. But mostly happiness.

I would love to see Kiko nail polish! Bunches of it! And Essence – Ulta stocks a few nail polishes (but never the special collections) but I would like to see racks of it. And some Golden Rose would be nice. 🙂

Oh so excited for this survey! Thank you.

1) Dior Cosmetics
2) L’oreal (Not just the Travel Exclusive stuff, but the regular line)
3) La Roche Posay
4) Ole Henrisken
5) LUSH

And generally, I would love if the Brands that are in The Bahamas, actually bring more of their limited edition stuff over. I know we get the Travel Exclusives, which is cool, but I always missed out the LE stuff.

Wish Canadian retailers would carry: Lorac, Sleek, Black up, Covergirl Queen, Inglot, Tom Ford, Cover FX,
Oftentimes we get certain collections and then some marketer decides to only let us have certain shades. So Frustrating!!

I’m lucky my top brands are sold in the US. But maybe Soap&Glory.. Their makeup products I would like to try. Like their eyeshadow Quad and powder.. But that’s all I can think of.

I would love it if we had Too Faced, Tarte, Beauty Blender, Bobbi Brown and also Bath and Body Works here in Brazil… But most of all I wish makeup and cosmetics in general weren’t so expensive! We pay double the price you do in the States (think 30 dollars for a MAC eyeshadow – ouch!)

Sleek, SUQQU, Inglot, BarryM, and Charlotte Tilbury.

Also, I’ve never heard of Lunasol until you just mentioned it in this post, so I looked it up – the products look amazing!! It just so happens that I’m going to Hong Kong in a couple of months, so I’m pretty excited to potentially buy something from Lunasol!

OMG. Living in New Zealand we don’t have a great range of brands here. I would love it if Sephora and Ulta came here. All I can say is thank god for internet shopping, but the postage amount and time wait isn’t great.

Sleek, barryM, Milani (in all of Canada…just not selected area and stores)same with ELF, and Charlotte Tilbury….and I’m gonna cheat and add Kiko and MUA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha

1. Lorac (sephora used to carry lorac, but not any more. And lorac doesn’t ship to canada)
2. Kevyn aucoin
3. Suqqu (heard a lot of good things about this brand)
4. Tom Ford (really hard to find it)
5. Charlotte tilbury

Oh God… Only five? In Argentina we have a very small selection of makeup brands, is so sad :(.
Let me think:
1) Sleek, because I really, really love Sleek eyeshadows and blushes
2) Tom Ford because… Tom Ford.
3) Bourjois
4) Nars
5) Too Faced

I always thought you guys in the US were so lucky as it seemed you had them all so it was nice to see some European brands on the wish list. I’m from the UK. My wish list is Milani, Wet n Wild,Lorac,Kat Von D and it cosmetics.

Nars, Revlon, Rimmel, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Sleek and BarryM. Luckily Urban Decay is conning to Germany soon, otherwise it would be on top of the list!

Bourjois, Kat Von D, Sleek, Urban Decay, Bite Beauty. Urban Decay might be available at Sephora… but we only have a few Sephora’s in Sweden, unfortunately. Bite Beauty and Kat Von D is only possible to get if I use a shipping service from the US. :/

In the Netherlands I would like to see Nars, Lorac, Urban Decay, Tom Ford and Hourglass as high end brands. We used to have Sephora here but not anymore unfortunately..
In the drugstore I’d like to see Covergirl, Milani, Wet ‘n wild, Physician’s formula and Sonia Kashuk.
It would also be nice to see Makeup Geek and Whitening Lightning in actual stores, not only online.

But I am not complaining, we can buy brands such as Sleek, Max Factor, Gosh, Bourjois and Catrice.

Sleek, Gosh, Oriental Princess, In2It, Charlotte Tilbury, Bourjois, Japanese eyelesh brands, wish Bioderma was easy to purchase, Soap and Glory cosmetics (not just some skin care and lip gloss; never understood why Sephora carries lip gloss, but not any other makeup)
Hmmm… top five you say?
It’s amazing how much stuff is not available when you really think about it

Kat von D, Urban Decay, OCC and Make Up For Ever. I woudn’t mind seeing Cle de Peau, Le Metier de Beaute and Edward Bess as well.

I am quite sure they are available in my country (which is Russia :)) somewhere for a ridiculous amount of money, but these are that I want to be available in my city, in strict order of preference:
1. Stila.
2. Becca
3. Tarte
4. Dermalogica
5. Bite Beauty

Ah, sorry, but I just HAVE to mention NYX! It was sold here for a while, but now they are gone. Hope, after NYX was sold to L’Oreal it will be back soon.

GOSH is available at most duane reades and some walgreens.

i wish we had sleek, barryM, peripera, etude, tony moly and jill stuart

I live in the U.S., and I can think of five brands that I can’t readily get here, but would like to be able to obtain more easily/less expensively:
Face Atelier – I can get it, but the shipping is very expensive
Art Deco – overseas shipping; hard to find
Kryolan – only a limited selection of products is available here
Illamasqua – Bloomingdales.com now carries some Illamasqua products, but not the whole range
Sleek
Barry M

Oh, yeah – and I want Catrice in the U.S.
NOT that I’m makeup-deprived, by any stretch of the imagination, but since I’ll buy only from cruelty-free brands, and there are so many great cruelty-free options among the European brands …

Urban Decay. I also wish Make up forever had a store. We have one place in australia it’s available online but I’m pretty sure you can’t try out the products unless you go to the make up school that sells them. Also the city it’s in is like 15 hours away by car.

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