Friday, July 6, 2007

Beauty Hunts in MUMBAI




I'm a beauty traveller and sometimes a beauty hunter,coz I go to certain extremes to find some new launched high end brands at some really-difficult-to-reach areas in Mumbai (of course from the Central Railway).But I've always been faithful to some really fantastic beauty shopping centres,where I go to shop cosmetics for my collection and so that I can use it on my people and they are equally faithful to me in giving updates.


Here I'm going to write a few great beauty shopping destinations that all you gals and guys have to know {of course guys can have a look at excellent hair care products these desinations cater to} along with the makeup brands and some hair brands available there.


" * " indicates that the brand is exclusively available only there and nowhere else.


I'm an Oriflame Cosmetics and Avon cosmetics consultant myself so I do keep their makeup which is again excellent.



Note: - I'm adding some of the exclusive products they sell or the ones that I like,if any.

BEAUTY CENTRE, Crawford market, CST



Brands available here are: -



Bourjois ; Beautiful Rouge-pots and Eyeshadow,Great Glosses and I love their Docteur Lips lipstick.The new Highlighter are good as well.Their Effet Metallise Liners are gorgeous.


Dutyfree MAC


Dutyfree and Customs Clinique and Estee Lauder


Dutyfree and Customs Makeup Forever


Max Factor: - Shimmer Panstik, Erace Concealer,Masterpiece Mascara,Silk glosses and new blushes are must buys from this brand.

Loreal Paris: -They hav excellent Glamshine glosses,Color appeal Star's Secret eyeshadows,Carbon Black Double Extension Mascara,Foundation Stick,Lumi Base and Holographic Eyeshadows are wonderful.


Maybelline New York: -Beautiful glosses and Dream Mousse foundations,blushes,highlighters and most of all their powder blushes are excellent.


Revlon: -Their collections are getting boring these days but the long wear eyeshadows and some of their glosses are really good.


Diana of London: -Only good thing is the Glitter Liner


Revlon Streetwear


ColorBar


Lakme: -Their eyeliners and Sabyasachi collection glosses are wonderful


VOV: -They have fantastic eyeshadow palettes,shimmery highlighting powders and color eyeliners.


Chambor


Etude


Kryolan: - They have wonderful bases.


Gosh Cosmetics: -Beautiful shimmery lipglosses and their water proof eyeshadow stick is a steal.


Other non-brands which I wont list.


They do keep Cutoms duty free products in Hair like TiGi, Tony & Guy, TiGi BedHead etc.They on ana average offer 10% discount on the in-house brands but not on duty free products.





BEAUTY PALACE, Crawford market, CST





Loreal Paris


Maybelline New york


Lakme


Revlon


Revlon Streetwear


Gosh Cosmetics


Etude


VOV


Kryolan


Diana Of London


Chambor


and lots of other non-brands.


They do offer 20% discount over Vega Professional Brushes {the discounts might be subjected to changes}





NEW BEAUTY CENTRE, Near Rajasthan Hotel, S V Road, Khar





This is an excellent beauty destination with many in-house brands like



Bourjois


Max Factor


Chambor


Pupa* Italy: -Hunt here for beautiful palettes and they have a great collection of shimmery eyeshadows,nice concealers,iridescent blushes and lipsmacking gorgeous lipglosses with a wide collection to choose from.


Lakme


Revlon


Revlon Streetwear


L'Oreal Paris - they do not give discounts here


Maybelline New York - no discounts here too


Sugarbaby cosmetics - a line from Gucci,Australia
They have excellent all-over products for lips,cheeks and eyes and very good cheek stains,lip tints and complexion enhancers.


Nina Ricci - first high end brand Fantastic blushes and mascaras


Gosh cosmetics


VOV


Etude


Kryolan


Duty free and Customs brands like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Makeup Forever, Clinque, UK MaxFactor


They have a seperate section for Hair Products, Perfumes of very high end brands including Valentino etc, and products needed for Salon services.





SHOPPER'S STOP, Bandra



They have an excellent collection of high-end as well as drugstore brands.Unfortunately they dont give you any discounts.


Chambor


Revlon


Lakme


L'Oreal Paris


Maybelline New York


Clarins: -Their highlighters are good....Eclat Mineutent is wonderful.So is their collection of Eyeshadows.I loved the Instant Light Perfecting Touch and pore and wrinkle minimser balm.


Shiseido: -Good eyeshadows,highlighting powder,Accentuating sticks and HydroPower Eyeshadows,lovely glosses and the best bronzers


YSL: -Lovely concealers and foundations and lipglosses escpecially Touch Brillante


Nina Ricci


Elizabeth Arden: -One of the best bronzers in the market,great Color Intrigue Eyeshadows


Lancome - its newly opened there
They have very good mono and duo and quad eyeshadows,Very good makeup remover,Juicy tube glosses and Sheer lipsticks are gorgeous while the bronzer and highlighter and the HYPNOSE and FATALE mascaras are must haves for every makeup artist.




La Galleria, Landmark Building, Pali Naka, Bandra



This is a store having the most exclusive high end brands.

Givenchy*-there are the only ones retailing this absolutely stunning high end couture brand.Check in for their Arty colour palette collections and New Rouge interdit lipsticks.


YSL


Shiseido

Christian Dior: - 5 couleur eyeshadows,Diorshow and Blackout mascara,Blushes and Diorshow powders,Glamshow gloss and their ultra shimmery glosses are must haves.


Clarins


La Prairie


Chanel: -Lumieres D'Artifice is a must have and so is the Inimitable mascara


Its fantastic to visit this place as the people are really warm and welcoming.





SHOPPER's STOP, Dynamix Mall, JVPD scheme, Vile Parle (EAST)..





Most important landmark to reach this place is "Mr.Amitabh Bacchan's" House is just a few distances away.

Chambor


Revlon


Lancome


Chanel


Shiseido


Clarins


YSL


Dior


L'Oreal Paris


La Prairie


Exclusive store for MAC cosmetics* where you can buy the latest launches from MAC.


They even have an exclusive Calvin Klein Boutique and FCUK i'e French Connection United Kingdom with their apparels launched in India this year.



Other than these there is Intimisso Organica in Bandra which distributes Bella Cosmetics.Then there is KBN marketting Dior,Elizabeth Arden,Pierre Cardin cosmetics,Chambor and La Prairie. Euro Traditions in Andheri distribute Versace Cosmetics other than Dior, Givenchy and La Prairie.You'll find Art Deco cosmetics at PARFUM's Boutique in Old Khar. I'm not going to comment on other places because they dont have anything else greater to offer than these.



Though they have ample brands yet I miss some of them like CoverGirl, Benefit, Nars,Laura Geller,Sephora,Guerlain etc.Wonder when they would come?

10 comments:

  1. Hey, did u read this Sunday Express Eye supplement couple of weeks back? Turns out that Lakme & VLCC don't do any research whatsoever on their stuff! That is scary! Also, what ripoffs!

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  2. Ya i know.....can't do anything as the country itself doesn't encourage research...no wonder other brands are making 200% profits...

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  3. Dear Sir,

    Can u give us advice on make up that suits the average indian woman. Stuff that is resonably priced as well as fairly good.

    I would also like you to advice me on concealers for dark circles. A lot of times the concealers smudge and get patchy, but i guess a good concealer makes the face so much better than dumping tons of makeup on your face. Do advice...thanks.

    Christina

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  4. Dear All,

    Unfortunately, I have not been able to read the article in Sunday express that someone mentioned early on. I am not sure what kind of research it referred to.

    However, I would like to say, that a company like Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (marketing & distributing Lakme products) would do enough research before introducing their products in the market.

    Lakme Lever Ltd. is in the industry for years now, without adequate research and development, it would be difficult to sustain a brand for so many years, especially in a product like cosmetics and skincare. Quality doesn't come without substantial research.

    I would appreciate if I could get a copy of this article, or the date and publication. I can get the details ratified by the company personnel.

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  5. Dear Readers,
    Be kind enough to mail me your queries as it is easier to access them.And if possible mail me the queries with the latest articles in mind..
    my email id is: -

    neerajnavare@yahoo.com

    Thanks
    Dr.Neeraj S Navare

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  6. Hi Dr. Navare,

    I came over your blog in my quest for something I am looking out for. I have searched far and wide for YSL cosmetic products (mainly lipsticks) but have no clue as to their availability. I stay in Thane and I am not sure if anyone stocks it there or for that matter in Mulund which is nearby.

    But would you be able to tell me if you know where I can get it in Mumbai. Would be grateful for the information. Thanks a ton for the trouble.

    Regards,
    Anahita

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  7. Hi Dr. Navare,

    I came over your blog in my quest for something I am looking out for. I have searched far and wide for YSL cosmetic products (mainly lipsticks) but have no clue as to their availability. I stay in Thane and I am not sure if anyone stocks it there or for that matter in Mulund which is nearby.

    But would you be able to tell me if you know where I can get it in Mumbai. Would be grateful for the information. Thanks a ton for the trouble.

    Regards,
    Anahita

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  8. I know this post is old but just to update everyone that NARS is now available at Beautiful on 17th road Khar West- just off of ambedkar road, near Clotehs Rack. I found it there the other day and was very pleased. I was looking for 'orgasm' blush but sadly theyd idnt have it in stock but have placed an order for me.

    They also have MAC, Bobbi Brown, Too Faced, Make up forever and a ton of drugstore brands too.

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  9. Hey I've been wanting to get the think pink lip gloss tube of sephora...can't find it anywhere ..I'm addicted to it .smells n tastes superb just want to know if dey know wher in mumbai can I get it.earlier had called for it from dubai

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  10. Hi Would you have any idea as to where NARS is available in Mumbai....

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