Today’s a public holiday here in Malaysia where I’m based (in case anyone has missed that LOL!) because its our National Day or Independance Day. And in the spirit of patriotism here are some brands which are homegrown and the noteworthy items I have tried from them (in no particular order).
Do note however, that there are many more brands out there that are Malaysian owned but I haven’t tried them all. There are also a couple of brands which I have nothing very nice to say so I won’t 😛 If you know of more noteworthy local brands or products, do leave your comment in the comment box below! 🙂
The brand seems to have quietened down a little since it was launched. I’m still using the Arch it Right Brow Kit (for the awesome tweezers and brow powders) and the Magic Spell Auto Eyeliner, both of which are definitely worth taking a look into. Also consider the eyeshadow palettes – Alyssa and Smoke Gets in your Eyes are surefire recommendations from me. View availability here.
The name is a little kiddy and so is the image, but there are a couple of hidden gems in there. The Moisture Max lipgloss isn’t bad for something that affordable, and the Funky Eyeliner pencils deserve a worthy mention.
Stage is a little hit and miss. I absolutely adore the Burlesque Ball collection from last year. The Gossip eyeshadow palette serves me very well till today (and I always seem to get compliments when I use it) and the Stage Wondergloss is one of the few lipglosses I like and use often. I’m also feeling the love for the Wonderlust lipsticks which I haven’t reviewed yet but which I like for being smooth and not drying, and if you like nail polish, the nail polish in Pretty and Gorgeous isn’t bad.
Isn’t it interesting how they are all called something cosmetics? 🙂 We aren’t lacking in skincare brands too. Some of which have even captured the imagination of foreign bloggers (see the feature on Ginvera Marvel Gel on Lipglossiping).
I liked the Bio Renewal mask that smells of pineapples, Sebum Gel that helps keep blackheads at bay and Intensive Hydrating Complex for its hydrating qualities. And so do many others apparently. Yes, this is a Malaysian company if you didn’t know that already 🙂
The Intensive Body Cream is the sole product I have tried, and I liked it tremendously. That’s not all bad from a homegrown natural product brand 🙂 I’ll be keeping an eye on this brand in time to come when they get their EcoCert and go organic.
Handmade Soaps and body washes
IDI Italy 1858
In the main, most local brands are relatively inexpensive and affordable for the majority, which is great if they work well or well enough 🙂
Over to you. Have you found anything you liked from local cosmetics brands? 🙂