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

There are none that come readily to mind… I have tried some SUQQU now so I am not quite so tempted, though it would be the one brand I wish was more accessible (they sell out so quickly online via Selfridges!).

— Christine
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I miss Bourjois at Sephora. ASOS has some, but not the whole line, and they don’t list ingredients, which is a mandatory check at present. Also would like access to Lise Watier. Maybe having Canadian GPs gives me Canada envy. I also would like stateside access to Zoeva. Prob suits me, bec the majority of my dna is Plattdeutsch. Also, occ I run into a K/AB skincare item that could require a buyer service. That’s fine for bloggers or mavens, but that’s one threshold I won’t jump.

I mean everything is available via online but it would be nice if some of these were in a store and you could try out first hand… Inglot, Kiko, Illamasqua, Zoeva, Etude House, Shu Uemura come to mind

This is the really funny thing. One of the only advantages we have in the UK is that Illamasqua shows up in our TJ Maxx (TK Maxx) on a regular basis, and we get their deep discounted sales.

I think I would sacrifice that for all of the 50% off sales that the US gets.

The only brand that is consistently cheaper in the UK (with discounted lines and Boots points) is Smashbox.

Everything is kind of available these days, but there are a few brands that I wish were available in person for watching and touching. I don´t really like buying everything online. Hourglass and Fenty come to mind.

After *finally* pulling the trigger on a couple of Illamasqua hauls, I wish it was still available in the US…

Although NARS is available here, I wish *all* products were available worldwide…

I follow fudejapan on instagram and he shows some of the most unbelievably gorgeous makeup I’ve ever seen in my life, most of which isn’t available in the US (including Suqqu and includes all those Asia-exclusive items from Europe that aren’t sold here). Talk about wanting to dive in and swatch my little heart out! I’d literally go crazy deciding what to buy (Japan, Singapore, S Korea, etc.), from brushes to makeup to skincare.

Lorac is a brand I would love to check out. I would also like Tarte and Too Faced in stores. Nars is finally coming to the Netherlands but on just one location. Better access to Urban Decay would be cool too (never seen it in stores). For the drugstore I’d like Wet n wild and Sonia Kashuk.

NARS, Illamasqua, KIKO, BY TERRY, VISEART, Anastasia Beverly Hills, bareMinerals, SURRATT, Alpha Hydrox, Chantecaille, Melt, Charlotte Tilbury, Clé de Peau, Eyeko, SUQQU, Becca, Stilla, HOURGLASS, Jouer, Kevyn Aucoin, Marc Jacobs, LE MÉTIER DE BEAUTÉ, Rituel de Fille, Gucci, Rouge Bunny Rouge, ColourPop, Fyrinnae, Melkior, Tarte, Barry M, Shu Uemura

Max Factor to start with! I will never understand why the line stopped being sold Stateside. Then there are many European, Asian and Canadian brands that aren’t readily available here, as well. Unless one doesn’t mind buying sight unseen and paying hefty shipping charges! Ones I would love to see available in-store: Zoeva, Inglot, Illamsqua, Kiss Me Heroine, Orlane and the full line of Viseart. After reading glowing commentaries from Mariella, I would love to have easy access to Lise Watier!

I can’t believe I left out Max Factor in my answer! As to why they were pulled from the N American market, that was due to being sold Proctor & Gamble. Max Factor was sold so the brothers could focus on Smashbox, and P&G wanted to cut the competition for CoverGirl, which was stronger here, but never really took off in Europe. If you look back, you’ll notice that was the same time CG got not only revamped, but prices also tripled… I actually boycotted CG until very recently because of this, LOL! (I get very conflicted when it comes to boycotting any brand, for whatever reason, and never even make it 6 months, but I actually went about 8 years!)

Max Factor had the best lipsticks. They were thrown over in favor of promoting CoverGirl in the US, unfortunately. CG just never was anywhere near as good as MF.

Yep, SUQQU for me as well. I know we can get them at Selfridges, but I wish they were available in the U.S. in a brick and mortar as well.

Forgot to add that I’ve always been a little curious about Inglot – they are affordable and have what looks like every color under the rainbow. Maybe I just like black packaging?

At my local Macy’s, they have (or had? it’s been a while) a really expansive display area but it was so ran through and looked so grubby that it turned me off, not to mention the aggressive sales ladies. I imagine if I ever saw Pat McGrath or Tom Ford products on display and they were grubby like that, it would probably be a deterrent also. In that vein, I guess I’ve come to prefer most online ordering, since I can check for swatches and reviews on here. I don’t have a tainted image of a grimy quad or predatory sales person in my mind when I’m ordering and can look forward to it’s arrival in pristine (unless it’s from Ulta?) condition.

Only in the last few years have we, in Australia, had access to Urban Decay, ABH, Too Faced, Tarte, Zoeva, It Cosmetics and so on. But they are so, so expensive.
I would love to have Milani, Colour Pop, Kiko and Coloured Raine as budget priced alternatives.

too faced, tarte, bite beauty, fenty, colour pop (they ship internationally, but I can only purchase when they offer discounted shipping worldwide).
many brands arrived in Brazil along with sephora, but there are some still missing. and some left the country after few years, such as stila (I’ll miss their eyeliner pen) and hourglass (I always wanted to try their highlighters, but they are pretty expensive for someone that almost never wears highlighter)

I live in a small island in Azores, Portugal. We don’t have Sephora in my island, just a small store that sells Wet n Wild, Catrice and Essence. All the makeup that I buy is online on UK websites. I don’t have access to brands like Colourpop, Bite Beauty, Smashbox.. most of the brands that Sephora in US sells. Also Covergirl and other brands like that in the drugstore.

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