How many of you wait for your overseas vacays eagerly not just to get out and explore a new country, but also to finally get your hands of some of your favourite beauty products that are sadly unavailable in India? We’ve all been there. Hoarding up on pots and pots of creams and makeup because well, we won’t get a chance to restock for months or even a year, until it’s time for the next vacation! While we do have many brands available on websites that deliver to India, but it’s not the same as testing the shades and consistency of products on your skin and making a more informed decision. Also, let’s not forget the customs duty that you will have to pay in this case. Here are some brands that we in India are missing out on, BIG TIME!
Come to us soon, PLEASE!
This LA-based brand offers every makeup lover’s dream products. There are crazy pigmented eyeshadows, matte lipsticks, super radiant highlighters and so much more! As the name suggests, the colour payoff of most of these products is beyond expectation. Added bonus - the brand is highly pocket-friendly too! We can’t wait for this brand to hit the stores in India and to finally have easy access to the products.
When Rihanna announced the launch of her makeup brand, the beauty industry was ecstatic! The classic red lipsticks, the highlighters with that pearly sheen, the smooth AF pressed powders and an array of foundation shades, badgalriri surely didn’t disappoint her fans the world over. Riri, if you’re reading this, can we have a store or a Sephora appearance in India, PLEASE?
Okay, her lip kits are BOMB! As someone who ran to Ulta Beauty in LA just to grab some Kylie Cosmetics goodies, I think it’s safe to say that it’s all worth the hype. The various eyeshadow kits, the lip liners and lipsticks and lately, the Kylie Skin collection - we can’t wait to test and buy the products in India!
Another beauty brand from California, E.l.f has a lot to boast of. From shiny lip glosses that plump up the lips just the way you like to their nourishing hemp seed oil to foundations and their to-die-for contour palettes, we’re hoping this extremely affordable beauty brand makes its way to India soon.
Kendall Jenner endorses this skincare brand and vouches for its efficacy. It is known to treat acne-prone and troubled skin and rehabilitate your skin to its healthy, plump and even-toned self. It not only soothes irritated skin but also contains anti-acne medicine that could help treat the root of the skin problem. Wouldn’t you want to get your hands on these products ASAP?
If you’re even semi-inclined towards makeup and beauty products, you ought to have heard of the Naked eyeshadow palettes by Urban Decay. And well, if you haven’t, then you need to add this brand to your beauty wishlist. Urban Decay has an array of stellar cosmetics to offer - the makeup setting sprays, eye pencils, and body products even. You’ve got to try them out to believe us.
One can swear by the skincare serums and creams by Drunk Elephant. There is a solution for every skin concern - dullness, wrinkles, sun spots, you name it! Also, their skillfully crafted packaging ensures that the potent ingredients of their products are in good condition. Try their Vitamin C serum to start with, and you’ll understand what I mean.
Oh the ‘flawless filter’ you quite literally achieve upon using the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter! The brand’s ace products work their magic on the face and give you just the makeup look you want. Founded by a British makeup artist by the same name, this makeup and skincare brand is one you’ll be so happy to have available in India.
Their hair styling tools are bound to become every girl’s best friend. Their curling rods, hairdryers, straighteners and brushes are sure to give you the hair look of your dreams. So, if you want to bid goodbye to bad hair days, hope and pray that GHD makes its way to India!
Dewy mists, serum sticks, hydrating eye creams, deep cleansers, foaming enzyme powders and a lot more - this Japanese skincare brand is bound to give your skin all the TLC it needs. We’re waiting for the day it’s available at stores near us!