Hands up if this ever happened to you: Your favourite beauty YouTuber raves about a certain cosmetic brand, and goes on to show how amazing that product is. It may be the subtle glow of the most finely milled highlighter, or the to-die-for colour of that lip gloss — but whatever the case, you wanted it and was all ready to go SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY on whatever you had your eye on.
Then guess what? You head down to the store only to find out that the item’s out of stock, and the nonchalant sales assistant could only shrug and apologise to you.
And you feel your world crashing down on you. But wipe your tears, because what’s there to be moping about when you can get fellow travellers from Airfrov to pick up these products from the origin country directly?
Keep reading as we round up the brands that are OOS in Singapore, and you can then decide if you want an Airfrov traveller to bring them back for you. A word of caution — the temptation’s really hard to resist!
1. Wet n Wild Glassy Lip Gel
Picture credit: Wet n Wild
For those who love to have shine on their lips, this is a great affordable lip gloss to consider. These lip gels have a faint shimmer to them, and is moisturising as well to keep your lips hydrated. Also, they don’t have a tacky finish to it, which leaves a really comfortable finish. Apply them as a “top coat” for your lips to plump them up, or just dab them in the middle of your bottom lip and cupid’s bow for a highlighting effect.
2. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Picture credit: Mecca Cosmetics, Nikkie Tutorials
So many beauty gurus raved about this highlighter because of the luscious shine that this highlighting powder is capable of. It’s one of Nikkie’s most used product and she has it in every shade! It’s a brilliant shimmer for gives a look like a glow-goddess.
3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Picture credit: Net-a-Porter, Tati
Another quality highlighting palette that needs to be in every makeup guru’s beauty arsenal. This one from Hourglass is highly raved about and it’s not hard to see why. The powder is so finely milled that it is almost velvety and buttery to the touch. It melts right into your skin for a natural, yet polished finish, just like when the spotlight’s on you.
4. Two Faced Born This Way Liquid Foundation
Picture credit: Two Faced
Two Faced is a brand that has come up with tons of amazing products that get snatched off the shelves, and this liquid foundation is one of them. For a medium to full coverage foundation, this one is light and blends in seamlessly into your skin that it’s almost undetectable — just like how you were born! All while masterfully covering your imperfections and blemishes, leaving a naturally radiant finish.
5. Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Picture credit: Two Faced
We never looked back after using the Two Faced Better Than Sex mascara. Especially for us Asian girls, our normal lashes tend to be thin and sparse. But thankfully for us, this product managed to counter that problem and gave us the pleasure to rock intense and luscious lashes. One swipe, two, and we’re addicted.
6. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Picture credit: Urban Decay, Jeffree Star
This is the must-have finishing touch to anyone’s beauty regime: A good setting spray that keeps your makeup in place the entire day, and night. The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is the ultimate shield against rain and shine, and it’ll keep the makeup that you so painstakingly put on exactly how they should look — perfect. Jeffree Star swears by it, and labels the spray as one of his makeup staple. The hype is real girls, you don’t leave home without a generous spritz of this miracle water.
Product is available on official Urban Decay site.
7. Cheekathon by Benefit
Picture credit: Benefit, Manny MUA
Can we all take a moment to relish in the beauty of this palette? The Cheekathon comes with five full sized blushes and bronzers picked to flatter all different types of skin tones, so you can count on this nifty guy to brighten and bronze your face in a jiffy. Rosy cheeks for all occasions, check!
Product is available on official Benefit site.
8. Fresh Life Eau De Parfum
Picture credit: Fresh
An unresistable combination of grapefruit and vanilla, the Life eau de parfum from Fresh is a lady’s scent, smelling of a crisp citrus fragrance reminiscent of happy days.
9. Etude House Play 101 #ContourDuo
Picture credit: Etude House, PONY Makeup
For the girls who are more into cream contour kits, this one is for you. With famed Korean makeup artist PONY as their ambassador, you can count on this contour stick for a subtle, girly, Korean-style shading. The #ContourDuo comes with both a contour and highlight side so you can easily draw on the parts that you’d want to emphasis or shade away, then blend it all out.
10. Laneige Juicy Pop
Picture credit: Laneige, NuYou
Okay, so the ombré lip trend that the Koreans founded gave birth to yet another duo coloured lip trend (I know, right) — which can be found in the Laneige two tone lip bar. Swipe this on for a perfect gradient lip. You can even pick your style; are you the kind to go for vibrant, vivid looks, or the sweet girl-next-door that prefers the cute pink lips? Either way, this lip bar is high-shine, almost as if a gloss was applied to a ombré lip. Check out how Song Hye Kyo rocks the colour combi Juicy Pop in DOTS.
Makes you tingle a little inside, doesn’t it, looking at all these lust-worthy beauty products. And if you’re still feeling sour that they’re OOS in Singapore, here’s a piece of great news that’ll definitely sweeten up your day: You can now get your hands on these products! Simply put up a request like how these other Airfrov users did, and a fellow traveller will fly your makeup back for you!