9 Imported Beauty & Makeup Brands That Are Way Cheaper on Shopee
Whether you’re a beauty junkie or not, you can’t deny that you want to look your best. However, imported makeup in Singapore is almost always more expensive than in other countries. And that includes US, UK, Korean and Japanese makeup brands. Well, we have a hack for you!
If you happen to already know what suits you best, you can now shop them online at Shopee! Many sellers make use of bulk discounts, free shipping, direct buying from overseas to get these brands and products for cheap. Here are some of our favourite international beauty brands to buy at Shopee!
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Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip
Famously known as offering affordable dupes for the more expensive Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipsticks have been all the rage. Besides their absolute lasting prowess, comfort and price point, Colourpop has an extensive range of shades for you to choose from – from the everyday nudes to the bolder, more experimental colours.
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow
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We couldn’t help but notice their super pigmented eyeshadows as well, especially after the whole Colourpop x Jenn Im collaboration. Though the Jenn Ne Sais Quoi collection is no longer available for purchase on the Colourpop site, you might just be able to snag it on Shopee!
NARS Orgasm Blush
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When all the YouTube beauty gurus start raving about something, you know its bound to be good. And boy, does the Orgasm Blush live up to its name. Super flattering on most skin types, it is pigmented yet weightless and adds just a smidgen of colour to your cheeks for a natural flush.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
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If you’re the type that hates to cake on layers of foundation just to look good, you need products with great coverage. With NARS’s Radiant Creamy Concealer, all you need to do is blend because the coverage is just that impressive. The product is also really awesome at covering up dark eye circles – highly recommended when you’re functioning on little to no sleep.
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Also known as the sponges that changed the entire makeup game. Thanks to the beautyblender’s open cell structure, your makeup will sit on the surface of the sponge, meaning that there won’t be any wastage of makeup product. Because of its “egg-shape”, getting the product into all the hard-to-reach areas is also so much easier than using an ordinary makeup puff or sponge. Simple to clean, effective at helping you achieve a smooth and even finish – what’s not to love?
LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar
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Gradient lips are all the rage but it’s not easy to achieve the perfect ombre effect. Say goodbye to Q-tips and lip brushes for LANEIGE’s Two Tone Lip Bar will help you achieve all that and more. The Two Tone Lip Bar features both glossy and semi-matte colours, in complementary colours for that perfect gradation effect. Just slap it on and you’re good to go!
5. Hada Labo
Hado Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk
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For all the people with sensitive out there, don’t fret for Hada Labo’s got your back! Their products are usually scent-free, which reduces the chance of aggravation. Hada Labo’s Arbutin Whitening Milk is easy to apply, quickly absorbed, fights dark spots and repairs dull skin caused by UV rays. Plus it contains arbutin, an active whitening ingredient that will aid in skin brightening.
Canmake Cream Cheek Blush
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Ever since Glossier’s release of the Cloud Paint (a gel-cream blusher), there’s been a demand for cream blushers and we’ve been on a lookout for a cheaper alternative. Chancing upon Canmake’s Cream Cheek Blushers, we decided to give them a whirl. And it’s great! Basically everything we could ask for in a blusher – it features great pigmentation, is fuss-free to apply, buildable and quick to dry. Plus, it can double up as a lipstick. The cute packaging is a definite bonus too!
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
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Need we say more? It’s almost everyone’s holy grail/must-have product at this point. SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence contains over 90% Pitera and this clear liquid is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. The Facial Treatment Essence aids in the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process and allow it to function at its prime – maintaining and enhancing your skin’s translucency, softness and smoothness.
Kinohimitsu BB Drink
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But enough talk about all products that go onto your face. There’s also a need to take great care of your health and body. The Kinohimitsu BB Drink helps to restore your skin’s natural glow and clarity (including the areas on your back, hands and legs). The beverage contains active ingredients such as Hydrolysed Bird’s Nest, Fermented Yeast, Acerola Cherry Extract, Rice Bran Ceramide and Marine Collagen Peptide which help to enhance cell regeneration and renewal, allowing you to maintain a healthy, radiant glow. Drink at least one bottle a day, before bed or breakfast for greater effect. And yes, men can drink it too!
9. April Skin
April Skin Magic Snow Fixing Cushion
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The full matte foundation is actually incredibly lightweight and you can build up the layers for better coverage/according to your preference. Plus, the sebum control powder in the cushion helps to control oiliness, which is unavoidable during long days at work. The cushion also contains ingredients like green tea leaf water, Jeju cherry blossoms and camellia japonica flower extract which prevents skin-ageing and promotes radiance!
Why shop only at physical stores when you have a wide range of effective and affordable products to choose from at Shopee?
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