The wanderlust is real, people. Maybe it’s the azure beaches flooding our Insta feeds because vacay is (finally) more accessible, or that we just miss being inspired by far flung destinations—but the desire to soak in the sights and sounds of anything but our own living rooms has us searching for new ways to enjoy the world. And as it turns out, we’ve got a world of beauty right at our fingertips with products from some of our favorite brands.
We’re not just talking about experimenting with our makeup looks (aka Parisian-chic red lips or tropical-inspired manis), the beauty products in our August Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus just so happen to come from some amazing places across the pond and beyond. It may not be a ticket to Bora Bora, but with a list of brands from France to Sweden to South Korea, we’ve got tons of inspo to add some adventure to our beauty routines. Read on to discover 12 beauty products from around the world that we know you’ll love.
One of the best lip products in our makeup kits comes from iconic celebrity makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury’s cult-favorite line of makeup and skincare. Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk is that shade—the one you’ve seen everywhere on red carpets to models off-duty because it’s just so versatile. The velvety, pink-nude liner is perfect for balancing out your lip shape to create a fuller pout that looks super natural. Plus, it lasts for six hours thanks to the smudge-proof, waterproof formula. Consider this the MVP of your lip stash.
Skincare, but make it très chic. With headquarters in Paris (aka the capital of luxe), DARPHIN PARIS is known for high-performance skincare you’d def want to keep on your vanity. This rich, luxurious-feeling eye cream is made with powerful botanicals, crystal resin, luminizing jade powder, and sea emerald to help boost collagen and brighten your eye area. Use it to help firm skin and smooth fine lines while reducing dark circles and puffiness.
Meet PROSE, a French and American collab we can’t get enough of. Founded in France, and operating out of Brooklyn, New York, this unique haircare brand creates custom-made routines that cater to the unique needs of your hair. Just head to their site and answer questions about your lifestyle, environment, and (of course) hair, and they’ll recommend a customized haircare routine to help you achieve your hair goals. And they don’t just stop at shampoo and conditioner—we’re obsessed with their delightful products like this Hair Perfume inspired by the coastline of Corsica in France. It helps refresh your hair with an irresistible scent and protects it from other odors and environmental aggressors all while amping up its hydration levels.
Another brand we know and love from across the pond? CIATÉ LONDON. This UK-based beauty brand consistently creates innovative, eye-catching products we can’t wait to try—from amazing setting powders to the sparkliest shadows ever. Their Watermelon Primer is no exception with its super refreshing texture that’s so different from other primers in our kits. The lightweight, water-based formula is made with watermelon extract that helps hydrate, energize, and cool your skin while refining pores for a smooth base. It’s also packed with nourishing vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to quench thirsty skin on contact.
If you’re a skincare minimalist, or you're just looking for a simpler routine, VERSO makes functional, science-based products that really work. Made with active, high-quality ingredients including their vitamin A complex, Retinol 8, VERSO’s products target your skin’s most important needs while keeping your routine fuss-free. Take this Facial Cleanser that’ll win the top spot in your cleansing routine. It gently removes dirt, makeup, and impurities without stripping away moisture thanks to fruit enzymes that help break down the bad stuff without irritation, plus it’s gentle enough to use every day.
Hailing from what’s arguably the skincare capital of the world, South Korea, this K-Beauty brand infuses the power of skin-perfecting mineral water into their innovative (and seriously pretty) products. They’re dedicated to delivering major hydration with luxe-feeling formulas that are so satisfying on your skin. Our current obsession? This Lip Sleeping Mask in Berry that’s boosted with vitamin C and antioxidants to lock in moisture and protect lips while you catch up on your beauty sleep. The best part? It absorbs quickly so it doesn’t get everywhere like other lip masks—whenever we use it, our lips are so smooth, soft, and happy.
This UK-based luxury skincare brand is here to take your routine to spa status. With high-quality ingredients and award-winning formulas, they’ve got something to indulge you from head-to-toe. The Skin Buff is a deeply cleansing exfoliator that helps lift dull, dead skin cells and remove dirt that can clog pores to reveal a super fresh complexion. It’s made with gentle, fine hop granules, and bilberry and chamomile extracts that help soothe and nourish skin. Consider it your go-to cleanser for whenever your skin needs a little extra love.
Based in Tel Aviv, MAAPILIM has created handcrafted skincare, haircare, and wellness products using natural ingredients from the Mediterranean Sea since 2015. The region’s oils and extracts are known for their amazing benefits, and the brand fuses their historic knowledge with new innovative technologies to create products that really deliver. This brightening eye cream helps calm puffiness, fade dark circles, hydrate, repair, and protect all at once. Plus, it feels so soothing when you apply. Just dab it on daily and you’ll see brighter days in no time.
Created by a former Beauty Director of Vogue, UK, THISWORKS is known for targeted skincare and wellness products designed to give your body what it needs 24 hours a day—not just in the morning and at night. The brand’s become buzzy for their award-winning sleep solutions (like their unique Deep Sleep Pillow Spray) and products that help your skin deal with constant external aggressors from UV and blue light to lack of sleep. This skin-brightening morning serum uses a 2% hyaluronic acid complex plus vitamin C to help bring life to dull, tired-looking skin. Plus, like all of the brand’ products, it’s cruelty-free and vegan.
Made in Seoul, South Korea, TONYMOLY has been a source for all things buzzy and bestselling in K-beauty since their launch in 2006. With high-quality formulas that range from innovative ampoules to every sheet mask you could ever need, the brand’s become a go-to for skincare that targets all your needs and is actually fun to use. This supercharged serum is no exception as it helps cool, plump, and hydrate your skin at once with chlorella, seaweed, ice plant extracts, and three (!) different weights of hyaluronic acid (our holy grail hydrator). It gets you fresh, glowy, and moisturized instantly and over time—a win-win for your skin.
From our friends up north comes this super fun brand that’s perfecting one of the most game changing products ever: magnetic lashes. If you haven’t tried them then run—don’t walk—and get them. We promise, you won’t look back. This fixative adhesive eyeliner is just as unique. Use it instead of your usual black eyeliner and your lashes will adhere to them, no glue needed. It’s the perfect way to cut down on your routine time without sacrificing your favorite falsies.
Whether you’re new to makeup or you’re a total pro, you’ll appreciate this color-forward brand’s epically pigmented formulas. With artistry at the heart of everything they do, their high-impact hues are perfect for getting creative with your beauty looks. This Beyond Liquid Highlighter is a majorly illuminating formula that gives you the perfect hit of bronze color. It’s also buildable and blendable thanks to moisturizing jojoba oil that helps give you that natural, sunkissed glow all year long.
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