I’m not sure if this is premature but Illamasqua is likely to be opening here in Singapore.
This news is thanks to a makeup artist friend who alerted me to an employment website advertising for Illamasqua positions here. It seems that the brand will be brought in by Central Trading Co., Ltd, the same company that runs the popular chain of Central department stores in Thailand.
The counter (boutique?) will apparently be at Robinsons – I’m guessing the new Robinsons Orchard @ The Heeren.
The nearest Illamasqua counters to Singapore are currently in Bangkok (Zen, as well as the Central stores including Central Chidlom), so it’s good to know that the products will finally be close enough to touch.
I love the all-inclusive, anything-goes philosophy of the brand; surely a giddying injection of unusual creativity into our local makeup scene.
While it is heartening to know that the beauty landscape of our sunny island will welcome yet another cult brand, I only hope the prices are kind to us, else it might just make more economic sense to order the products from the online store which holds periodic sales. We’ll see!