Online portal Net-a-Porter.com may be known for its expansive range of designer offerings ranging from fine jewellery to sportswear, but it also has a premium selection of cult beauty buys. Among the brands sold that are not yet available in Singapore are, Charlotte Tilbury makeup, KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr and Balmain Paris Hair Couture.

But sampling these brands can be a serious case of trial and error, since makeup, skincare and hair products that don't work for you cannot simply be returned, unlike bucket bags or palazzo pants. The best way to try some of these goodies are with the deluxe-sized samples from the brand's seasonal kits.

The Summer Kit is a specially-curated selection based on bestsellers and summer-apppropriate products. Some of our favourites include PRTTY PEAUSHUN's Skin Tight Body Lotion and Philip Kingsley's Swimcap Cream, that was developed for synchronised swimmers. Both are godsends if you're heading poolside or to the beach. Also included are a mini Brow Gel from eye makeup specialists Eyeko and a Liquid Lipstick from luxury makeup brand Hourglass. The travel sizes make these perfect for packing in your weekend duffel bag. Plus the affordable price of The Summer Kit is especially non-prohibitive, considering the range and quality of the products inside.

US$70. From Net-A-Porter.com