11 Beauty Brands We Love from Around the Globe


Did you know some of the best beauty secrets from all over the world are available right here on Beautylish? As we’ve built our shop over the past few years, we’ve scoured the globe for the best of the best—from Dutch makeup line Ellis Faas to the premium brush line Chikuhodo hailing from Kumano, Japan. Let this handy guide serve as a passport to getting to know our overseas brands. Bon voyage!

Ellis Faas

hails from: Netherlands

why you need to know about it: With 20+ cream eye shadows, 30+ liquid lip colors, and a wide range of premium foundations, there’s reason Vogue Paris called Ellis Faas “one of the most influential makeup artists of her generation.” Faas’s products, packaged in sleek bullet-like pens, are designed for utility and versatility, all in striking shades inspired by, as she puts it, colors the human body produces naturally.

standout product: Skin Veil foundation

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hails from: Japan

why you need to know about it: The softest natural-hair brushes your skin has ever felt? Believe the hype. Chikuhodo got its start more than a century ago, creating calligraphy brushes for doll manufacturers, and is now considered one of the most trusted consumer brands in the world. It takes one week, 100 artisans, and 60 steps to create a single brush, and across the board, the tools have garnered 5 out of 5-star reviews from our members.

standout product: Z Series Z-4 Cheek/Highlight

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Lucas' Papaw Remedies

hails from: Australia

why you need to know about it: Consider it your sad skin salve: Lucas’ potent Papaw Ointment heals wounds and burns, cures chapped lips and chafing, and even works as an amazing dab-on highlighter. Developed by an Australian doctor, it’s made from the papaw fruit (aka Australian papaya) and pharma-grade petroleum, which means it’s milder than Vaseline. Stars from Cate Blanchett and Miranda Kerr swear by it, as does pretty much every makeup artist we know.

standout product: Lucas' Papaw Ointment

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hails from: The UK

why you need to know about it: Lom has one philosophy that governs all her products: “respect the skin.” Inspired by her “witch doctor” grandmother, Lom’s world-renowned Cleanser contains ingredients like hops, eucalyptus, chamomile, and clove—and Vogue has deemed it “possibly the best cleanser in the world.”

standout product: EVE LOM Cleanser

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hails from: France

why you need to know about it: It’s the stuff made of legend: the Lait-Crème Concentrè from this French purveyor, which has been around since the ‘50s, is one of the industry’s eternal cult favorites. Often dubbed the “24-hour miracle cream,” the multi-use product has consistent 4- to 5-star member ratings. Member Marissa L. says it’s “worth all the hype”—which is how we feel about the entire line.

standout product: Lait-Crème Concentrè

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hails from: Greece

why you need to know about it: From Athens comes Korres, a good-for-you batch of skin and makeup products embodying the philosophy that “nature is the ultimate provider.” Case in point: the Quercetin & Oak line, which is made with the plant pigment quercetin, which is an anti-inflammatory (goodbye redness and puffiness!) and full of antioxidants. “After the first few nights I could visually see and feel tightening in my skin,” says member Katorra L. of the Night Cream.

standout product: Wild Rose Mineral Foundation

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hails from: Sweden

why you need to know about it: With a minimal aesthetic and approach, this Stockholm-based hair care line has quietly built a loyal following. The brand’s proprietary Ocean Silk Technology, which blends minerals and proteins of sea algae with other active ingredients, is designed to actually repair hair fibers at the same time it makes them look fabulous.

standout product: Ocean Mist


Wayne Goss

hails from: The UK

why you need to know about it: There’s a reason this makeup artist’s brushes sell out over and over again: each is crafted from the softest natural hairs and designed to be totally versatile, while giving you a smooth, flawless application every time. With 15 years of experience and 100 million-plus views on his YouTube channel, Wayne knows what works. Member Monty M. bought two sets of Wayne’s 8-piece Collection just in case, saying, “It’s now a pleasure to apply my makeup.”

standout product: Wayne Goss, The Collection

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LIT Cosmetics

hails from: Canada

why you need to know about it: Calgary’s LIT is creating its very own glitterati with a whole line of loose sparkles: in 60+ colors and three different sizes or “cuts.” Whether you want to go for glitzy brows or twinkling cat eyes, LIT has sophisticated and versatile options in every shade of the rainbow.

standout product: Boogie Nights S2 Glitter Pigment

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Inglot Cosmetics

hails from: Poland

why you need to know about it: With Inglot, you’re free! Free to make your own palettes with the one-of-a-kind Freedom System, from a 2-square up to a 20-square. Beyond the convenience of this customization option, the brand has a reputation among professionals and regular shoppers for both its high-quality, high-performance products and its massive color selection. Shadows, liners, blushes, nail polishes, lip glosses—all in a multitude of finishes from matte to pearl to holographic. It’s all part of the vision of the late founder Wojciech Inglot who, in 25 years, made the brand an international success.

standout product: AMC Eyeliner Gel

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Koh Gen Do

hails from: Japan

why you need to know about it: Founded as a skin care line 25 years ago by Japanese actress Ai Saotome, Koh Gen Do has grown to include a full range of high-performance makeup, too—and everything is crafted from soothing Asian botanicals. Specifically formulated for hi-def cameras, the products have earned a reputation as a staple in showbiz, from makeup teams who’ve used the line in 80+ films and TV shows to celebrity fans who swear by the products on and off screen.

standout product: Soft Gommage Gel 

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