A Beauty Guide from Around the World - Lifestyle Asia
July 26, 2017

 

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UNITED STATES

Known for his extravagant and sumptuous fashion creations, TOM FORD BEAUTY is the multi-hyphenate’s offering to the cosmetics world. The Lip Color Matte is a creamy, matte formula that feels moisturizing but stays in place.

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9 US Tom Ford

A brand with products that feel luxurious is highly effective and created without synthetics, TATA HARPER’s Elixir Vitae is a supercharged treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and restores a youthful look of plumpness and vitality to the skin.

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9 Tata Harper

FRANCE

The inventor of YSL’s cult product Touche Éclat (and once appointed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Steve Jobs of Makeup”), Terry de Gunzberg created BY TERRY. Its products provide velvety textures in supremely flattering shades, encapsulating The French Girl look. The Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow stick is a soft and creamy eyeshadow that gives a vibrant color with just one swipe.

7 France By Terry

Founded 40 years ago with a focus on products for clinical dermatology, BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE’s standards for efficacy and innovation has never waned. The Lotion P50 is a chemical exfoliant that clears the skin, ensuring the epidermis feels soft and smooth.

7 France BR

ITALY

A cosmetics offshoot of Giorgio Armani, GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY’s unflinching take on desirability produces makeup for the sexy, glamorous girl. The Luminous Silk Foundation is a long lasting base suitable for all complexions and weathers.

8 Italy Armani

Tracing back to 1221 when the Dominican friars arrived in Florence, SANTA MARIA NOVELLA has had a long and storied history. Today, products are sold world-over but retain the use of raw materials and artisanal production. The Crema Idrasol is a moisturizing body cream that can be used in humid and dry weather.

8 Italy Santa Maria Novella

BRAZIL

To fit right in in the glistening beaches of Rio de Janiero, SOL DE JANIERO’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream helps firm and tone the body with guarana extract, with the scent of cupuaçu butter and acai.

10 Brazil Sol de Janiero

UNITED KINGDOM

Launched in 2013, CHARLOTTE TILBURY was the fastest growing British brand since its inception. Named after the world renowned makeup artist, the brand is known for their uncompromising reach for glamor in the name of beauty. The Filmstar Bronze & Glow is the perfect palette to contour and highlight facial features.

6 UK Charlotte Tilbury

With clinical formulations that feel both effective and luxurious, OSKIA’s use of complex bio-actives give skin a healthy glow. An alternative to harsh foaming cleanser, the Renaissance Cleansing Gel nourishes the skin while eradicating impurities, leaving the face feeling clean and nourished.

6 UK Oskia

SOUTH KOREA

Most of today’s current beauty trends are born in South Korea, the most famous being BB and CC creams. The current favored iteration of the trend is Cushion Compacts, with IOPE’s version providing a soft, dewy finish.

2 SK IOPE

The 12 Step Korean Skincare routine is known for its low pH content, organic formulas and multiple uses of tonics, essences and serums. SU:M37° is free from preservatives, and is known for its use of fermented extracts. The Rose Cleansing Stick is a cleanser in balm stick form with dried rose petals that feel both hydrating and exfoliating.

2 SK Sum 37

JAPAN

Supplier of most of the world’s makeup brushes, Japan is also home to a few homegrown brush companies, one of the most famous being HAKUHODO. The S100 Vermillion Brush range stamped with the brand’s symbol in the base imprints exclusivity and allure on your makeup table.

1 Japan Hakuhodo

Created by a makeup artist who once worked for Nars Cosmetics, ADDICTION BEAUTY is an Asian take on Western beauty trends, with formulas that give a high impact, yet subtle look. The Cheek Stick is a lipstick-style cheek color that glides on with a creamy touch for a translucent finish.

1 Japan Addiction - edited

AUSTRALIA

For a unique, artisanal skincare experience, MV ORGANICS champions the ideals of organic sophistication. The Rose Plus Booster balances, strengthens and protects hormonal skin and calms redness affected with rosacea and sensitivity.

4 Australia MV organics

NEW ZEALAND

An organic beauty and skincare brand, ANTIPODES produces premier, high-efficacy natural products that help cleanse, tone, and sooth the face and body. The Deliverance Kowhai Flower Hand Cream is formulated with avocado, macadamia nut and marigold oil to help moisturize, yet leave the hands feeling non-greasy.

3 NZ Antipodes

SWEDEN

Founded in 2006, Ben Gorham created BYREDO after an experience of scent memory while traveling to India. With an offering of perfumes and candles, scents like Mojave Ghost offer a sensory experience that is both understated and sensual.

5 SWE Byredo

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