Here in the UK we are pretty spoilt when it comes to beauty products, however it often takes time to get amazing international makeup brands, but slowly it's happening more and more and I'm so thrilled by that!
Today I thought I'd list 5 big beauty brands that are now easy to get hold of in the UK and really do offer some amazing products that you need to know about!
Available at - Kiko online here and Kiko UK stores
Ahh Kiko, an amazing affordable italian brand now ultra accessible in the UK with 30+ stores! Known for it's wide range of shades and quality products it's a firm favourite makeup brand of mine now it's in the UK.
There is a UK website however unless you aren't near a Kiko store I wouldn't really recommend shopping Kiko online as there is a minimum spend of £25, quite high delivery costs and your order will come from Italy making delivery a bit slower than normal. So basically hitting up a Kiko store is were it's at! I personally love Kiko's lip products the most as they have amazing formulas, packaging and shades. Think creamy comfortable shades that last on the lips; just really amazing value for money. I also love their nail polishes as they are inexpensive and you can really get some unique shades as quite a few are dupes for Chanel nail polish shades. Talking of dupes many of their eyeshadows are also dupes for MAC highlighters which is amazing!
Favourite products - Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara, Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks, all Lipsticks & their Limited Edition collections - so creative!
KAT VON D
Available at - Debenhams online here & in-store
A totally new beauty brand to the UK here and one that's only been available in Sephora until now, so I'm personally very excited about this 'now in the UK' brand!
With a 25 product strong launch full of high end beauty items this really is looking like it's going to be a firm favourite for many. I was kindly sent a few items and so far so good - lip products that actually last through eating and drinking without being drying and a liner that literally doesn't quit lasting all day and night. The packaging is sleek yet slightly gothic and everything just feels really well made. The brand is high end however if you want to try out a few items without breaking the bank they have one lovely gift set that includes the iconic Tattoo liner, everlasting liquid lipstick plus a lipstick for only £19.50 here - quite the bargain! If you're a makeup lover this is certainly the new brand to check out.
Favourite products - Studded Kiss Lipstick in and Tattoo Liner - both last SO well!
Available at - Selfridges online here
Tony Moly have been a fun Korean beauty brand I was introduced to years ago through a beauty blogger swap and then sort out via eBay as I couldn't get enough of the kawaii products. So I'm personally glad they are now so accessible through Selfridges online, though a pretty over priced!
Ultra cute packaging aside I find Tony Moly's skincare to be the star of the show with top notch ingredients that really do work. As for makeup expect light fun shades that really are more about the packaging if I'm totally honest.
Available at - Beauty Bay online here
Sara Happ is quite an unknown brand still in the UK however the lip products are available on Beauty Beauty and include the best range of lip scrubs you can imagine!
This luxury lip care range really is a treat with some wonderful products to treat yourself to or give as a gift to a lip product lover. I personally love the range of lip scrubs the most as they are beautifully presented in a little box with a bow, come in some amazing flavours and really do remove dead skin from the lips without the formula being dry or crumbly. A brand to check out if you love lip products... also perfect to pop on your upcoming Christmas wish list!
NUDE BY NATURE
Lastly Australia's No.1 mineral makeup brand! I've tried quite a few items from this brand now over the last year and can say they offer some amazing base products from primer, to concealer, mineral powders and foundation. Really sleek packaging and just top quality formulas that do the job.
If you are looking for products that will benefit and work with the skin in a good selection of shades this is the brand for you. Prices aren't cheap but the products especially powder based are totally worth it!
What brands are you glad are now available in the UK? Let me know!