The fact that these international makeup brands are not readily available in Singapore a.k.a the strategic heart of Asia is mind-boggling. How is it possible that these popular, trending and affordable brands(or some of them) are still not in the streets of Singapore? Only the beauty God knows.

The beauty brands mentioned in this post, have been gaining attention in the international market amongst young women, some of which I have personally bought myself before and love them through and through.

Here are 8 of the makeup brands that I would totally cash out for:

1. Milani

The essence of Milani beauty brand was inspired by the streets of Milan where their creativity stems from it’s art, history, culture and fashion.

They believe in affordable prices for the general masses as there isn’t a need to spend extravagantly on beauty products. Their beauty products are for women who loves a a pop of colour.

2. ColourPop

@imjennim X @colourpopcosmetics #JennNeSaisQuoi #JennImxColourPop

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Colourpop is pretty much poppin’ up everywhere now.

Probably about 85% of young women in this country have heard of Colourpop or own some of their beauty products. They are incredibly well known for their affordable prices and vibrant colours as per their brand name. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had every colour known in the dictionary available in a shade of their lippie stixs or eyeshadow.

Their beauty products are also cruelty-free.

3. Covergirl

An established brand amongst women of all ages in America.

The company makes use of ads featuring their “cover girls” from fashion models to tv personalities to hollywood stars. All of which would make their appearances on the front covers of women’s magazines wearing CoverGirl beauty products. Several successful celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ellen Degeneres, and Sofia Vergara(just to name a few) have been featured as a CoverGirl.

CoverGirl caters for individual customer service by offering a wide spectrum of beauty cosmetics at feasible prices for us to feel like they can be “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl.”

It is also at the heart of CoverGirl to make cosmetics that are safe for human health and the environment.

4. Glossier

👋🏽 @beautyblurbs

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Glossier emphasises so much on the importance of skincare first, then makeup, that this phrase itself is literally their catchphrase. You probably also notice that their packaging only incorporates the shade of light pink, this is because it is also known as their classic shade of “Glossier Pink”.

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills

#anastasiabeverlyhills essentials @beautywithzulyy #abhstripped #AbhIlluminator

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Anastasia Beverly Hills or ABH  for short, aims to provide women the “ultimate polished look” from the cultivation of an industry-unique relationship with its core customers.

They focused on product education and responsiveness to formulate, manufacture and market illustrious cosmetics for a fervidly informed “prosumer” audience. Hence, its been dubbed as the “people’s make-up brand”.
(I assume one of their core consumer to be Kim Kardashian as its known fact that her makeup artist uses ABH cosmetics for her contour makeup routine.)

6. Bite Beauty

Meringue and Gingersnap #TheAmuseBouche by @jo.levy! Available @sephora @sephoracanada

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“You eat what you put on your lips, so your lipstick should be good for you

BITE Beauty’s philosophy basically says everything about what the brand is for and about. With this perspective, BITE has launched different ranges of lipsticks that are made with food-grade, natural ingredients. Their lipstick collection are highly raved for how richly coloured and hydrating they are on the lips.

7. Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury is widely recognised as the world’s no.1 makeup artist, who regularly does the faces of Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr and Cara Delevingne. Being THE makeup artist to go to has enabled her to start her own eponymous skincare and makeup line, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. The brand has won more than 53 awards to date.

8. Dolce And Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana are probably more known for their perfume collections compared to their beauty range as it is pretty much non-existent in Singapore.

I would think that their collection would associate itself with a luxurious, sensual Italian theme obviously because thats what D&G do so well. Hence, There is no doubt that their beauty line would be fantabulous and hopefully it makes its way to Singapore! However, would the prices of these beauty brands as per mentioned in this post increase if they were to franchise and import their products to here? (I honestly hope to God not)

When There’s A Will, There’s A Way

Most of these coveted brands do not ship to Singapore directly, hence, the only way for you to get them is through a third party post service such as vPost, comGateway, borderlinx and etc.

In case you’re confused about how these services work, here is a guide for you to look at.

Do read up on their services and period discounts for comparison and then, choose your desired channel of post. Sometimes, if you buy your goods in a bulk, the shipping cost could be free. Usually, my girlfriends and I would compile a list of the things we want to get so that we can ease the cost on shipping, so its pretty much a win-win scenario for all of us.

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