January 25, 2010
This thing of beauty is forever denied to us here in Malaysia because Urban Decay won't come to our shores. My longing for it has me resentlfully thinking of all the lovely brands we lack and the five I truly wish would come over and sell makeup to me already! (preferably at prices that aren't marked up by too much - not like Benefit and Smashbox, alas!)
Urban Decay - Since it's obvious lets start off with this avant garde, rocker cosmetic brand. With ideas that range from cheeky (like the Pocket Rockets) to gorgeous, Urban Decay is nevertheless on the cutting edge of cosmetic technology and the quality usually measures up to the hype. Awesome.
Cargo - Oh Canada, why isn't Cargo available herreeeee? With so many amazing products like the One-Base foundation / concealer, blushers, and the Blu_Ray collection, it's just agonising that we have to cross international waters to get at it! My birthday present to myself is a 7-piece kit from Cargo, can't wait till it gets here!
Lush - Oddly enough, while living in the UK I never bought a single item from Lush. Truth is I can't bear the stores - the smell is terrifying. And then Plue brought it all crashing down single handedly with Happy Hippy. Now I want to explore the brand and revel in its overscented goodness. Organic and vegan fans will also welcome this earth-friendy brand.
Hourglass Cosmetics - Posh, critter friendly, and divinely luxurious, I may not be able to afford Hourglass on a regular basis, but from what I've seen, I want them here. If only so I need never be seperated from their lipgloss in Primal. One day I will invest in one of their gorgeous face palettes (when they finally get some sense and add a blush) and hopefully the palette cravings will all go quiet. Yeah right. But it's a shame that Singapore has it and we don't.
Philosophy - makers of my signature scent, Amazing Grace, this bath, body and skincare line has numerous cult products like Hope In a Jar, Purity Made Simple and their 3-in-1 Perfumed Bath, Shampoo and Shower gels. I love their packaging, the names and text on their products and of course, the products themselves.
Whoa that was easier than I thought it'd be. I can still think of a few other brands, Too Faced, Max Factor, Cover Girl, ELF and NYX but you could call them "second tier". What about you? What brands do you wish would market themselves in Malaysia?