Glamie's

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Top International Picks

Brazil

Best Mascara

Dior Diorshow Mascara

“Simply the best mascara I’ve ever used in my life. It adds great length to my lashes and the rich black shade is very intense.”  $24
 Dior Diorshow Mascara 

Romania

Best Blush

Benefit CORALista Blush

“This peachy blush is universally flattering for nearly every skintone. I love the silky texture and the way it adds a touch of freshness to the face.” $28
 
Brazil

Best Sunscreen

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45

“This sunscreen is so light and easy to use. It’s perfect for stowing in your bag on beach days—which is a must in a country like Brazil where the sun  is (almost) everywhere!” $10/5 oz

 

Brazil

Best Lip Balm

Nivea Lip Care

“A soft, soothing lip balm with a touch of color and shine. It’s perfect when I’m going for the natural look.”$3

 

Australia

Best Anti-Aging Serum

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

“This treatment uses hyaluronic acid and antioxdiants to work wonders while you sleep. It's a treat to wake up and see your skin looking hydrated and refreshed.” $75/1.7 oz
 

Germany

Best Undereye Concealer

Veld's Eye Magic Highlight Pencil

“Contains rooibos, a type of African red tea, that stimulates circulation and reduces puffiness around the eyes. The light reflecting pigments immediately give you a well-rested look and over time, dark circles begin to vanish.”  $41
 

Germany

Best Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco in Bois des Iles (no. 33)

“I absolutely love this lipstick. It has a soft consistency but still lasts forever. The application is so precise that I can even skip my lip liner.” $30
 

Greece

Best Mascara

Maybelline New York Colossal Mascara

"Volumizes my lashes without a bit of clumping.” $6



Greece

Best Liquid Foundation

Max Factor Second Skin Foundation

“A smooth foundation that will cover blemishes, dark circles and redness without looking unnatural."$16



Hungary

Best Liquid Foundation

Bobbi Brown Smooth Skin Foundation

“This is one of the only foundations that doesn't dry out my skin. I love the way the formula adjusts to my skin’s needs by minimizing shine in oilier areas and hydrating dry zones.”$40
 



Hungary

Best Facial Cleanser

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

“Using mineral-rich Hungarian thermal mud and water, this orange blossom-scented balm thoroughly cleanses and leaves skin moisturized and enriched with minerals and vitamins.” $102


Korea

Best Eye Shadow

Giorgio Armani Nude Contrast Palette

“The nude, pink, and beige shades are very flattering on Asian skin. I also use the black shadow as liner—which means my eye makeup is done in 5 minutes flat.”

 
Korea

Best Facial Moisturizer

Shiseido Future Solution LX Concentrated Balancing Softner

“I use this light, soft lotion right after cleansing both morning and night. It leaves my skin so supple and hydrated that I sometimes even skip my regular moisturizer. Plus, the delicate floral scent makes me feel like I’m at the spa.” $90





Mexico

Best Makeup Remover

Avène Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup Remover

“With all the pollution in Mexico City, we have to wash our faces everyday, even if we don’t wear any makeup. This soft, gentle lotion makes cleansing a treat. It leaves my skin fresh and hydrated.” $19

Poland

Best Concealer Foundation

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15

“This moisturizing foundation is a must have for dry skin. I even use it as a concealer because it covers redness and dark spots, which are common complexion issues for many Polish women.”$180
 

Russia

Best Powder

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Rose

“This product alone has replaced half of the items in my cosmetics bag. It leaves behind the most natural color that makes my face look fresh and healthy.” $38



Russia

Best Mascara

Maybelline Define-a-Lash mascara

“A perfect mascara that lengthens and separates the lashes, without being clumpy or heavy.” $7

Russia

Best Makeup Remover

Lancôme Bi-Facil Lotion

“A lot of brands have bi-phase lotions, but somehow this one has stayed the best for years. It dissolves even the heaviest eye makeup without leaving that greasy feeling on eyes.” $ 26/4.2oz



Russia

Best Facial Cleanser

MAC Wipes

“These wipes remove makeup as well as soap and water, plus they’re great for last minute touch-ups—like toning down the blush or removing a smudge of mascara—when you don’t want to re-do your entire face.” $18

Spain

Best Powder

Skeen Poudre Skin Lumière

“This niche French brand recently launched in Spain and already has many celebrity fans! The powder formula becomes a cream when it touches the skin and the 10% concentration of dermatological vitamin C gives dull, tired skin instant luminosity.”  48.00 €
 

Spain

Best Powder

Exfotonic by L'Oréal Paris

“This translucent gel has a gentle texture and an even better price. Using it everyday in the shower leaves my skin toned and smooth.” $14

Thailand

Best Brightener

Bobbi Brown Brightening Spot Treatment Corrector SPF 25 PA+++

“Many Thai women are concerned with dark spots on their faces. This product conceals the blemishes and helps them to fade over time.” $35



Thailand

Best Sunscreen

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60 PA+++

"This product gives full protection and absorbs into the skin quickly without making you feel sticky. It also holds up in heat and humidity, which is key in Thailand’s tropical climate.”$39

United Kingdom

Best Concealer

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

“This concealer has been the hardworking hero in my makeup bag for over ten years—since Laura herself showed me how to use it on a shoot. The two toned formula and creamy consistency mean you can cover any blemish no matter how ugly.” $28




Czech Republic

Best Moisturizer

La Mer The Oil Absorbing Lotion

"This lotion seems to sop up any excess oil and leaves combination skin feeling velvety, not greasy." $190/1.7oz
 

Turkey

Best Facial Moisturizer

Vichy Thermal Spa Water

“I have it this product at home, in my office drawer, and I take it with me when I go to the beach. It's great for relieving stress, cooling off and soothing sun burned skin.” $12/5.3oz


Turkey

Best Mascara

Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Mascara

“The ball-shaped tip of the wand is frightening at first, but easy to get the hang of after a bit of practice. Only short touches to your lashline and you'll get thick, amazing lashes.”$26


Czech Republic

Best Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish

"This foundation doesn't clog my pores but is somehow able to make my tiny wrinkles disappear—plus, it even has $36


Australia

Best Self-Tanner

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

“Now that this fantastic formula contains Aromaguard™ technology, I apply it and head out without worrying about the fake-tan smell.”