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!
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.