Beauty On A Budget: Where To Score Makeup & Cosmetics Starting At INR 100

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    We here at LBB know and appreciate how expensive it can be to keep up with all the latest trends in hair and makeup – and the products that come with it. Keeping that in mind, we’ve found 5 independent makeup and cosmetic stores you can shop at for all the needful, without breaking the bank.

    Blush - The Beauty Store

    8-year-old Blush – The Beauty Store deals in all kinds of branded cosmetics, toiletries, hair and nail accessories, hair colour, henna, facial creams, lotions, parlour products, perfumes,and even wallets, costume jewellery, and salwars. ‘Trust in Blush’ is their motto, and you’ll find a wide variety of products to choose from, for every occasion and budget. Blush stocks products by Maybelline, TiGi, Olay, Dove, Garnier, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Beardo, Taft, Ustraa, Herbal Essences, A Fragrance Story, Cocoa Butter Formula, Vaseline, Jergens, Dove, Old Spice, St. Ives, Original Source, L’Oreal, Garnier, Gillette and TRESemmé, to name a few. Pop by their two-storey Saluke Vihar store, and shop for all the basics {and then some} under one roof. Their products are available online via Flipkart {and has been ranked #1 in the Western region in the Lifestyle category} and Amazon, and they have their own range of in-house herbal beauty products as well.

    #LBBTip: Blush will be running their annual Diwali offer: purchase worth INR 999, get a double discount of assorted gifts worth Rs. 500 – once the festive season starts.

    Rohit Enterprises

    Located in Sadashiv Peth, Rohit Enterprises is one of the oldest cosmetic stores in Pune – operating since 1986. Cosmetics, hair and makeup products, grooming tools, manicure and pedicure paraphernalia are all available here. From de-tanning kits to bath salts, highlighting palettes to beard wax; Colourbar, Schwarzkopf, TiGi, Revolution – Rohit has it all. Everything here is available at a slightly lower-than-MRP cost {i.e. discounted}, so stock up and have a DIY spa day in the comfort of your home!

    Charmista

    Charmista

    Koregaon Park, Pune

    Since 2015, Charmista has been located next to Forennte bakery in Lane 8, Koregaon Park. Stocking all kinds of grooming products – including machinery like hairdryers and hair straighteners – at MRP. Makeup brands you’ll find here are Chambor, Lakme, Colourbar, L’Oreal, Faces, Crylon and Starz – for everyday and professional use.

    Style your hair with products from major brands like Schwarzkopf, GK, Bella, OGX, TiGi, etc.; hairbrushes by Denman, and Delight; machinery by Eyeconic, Remington, H&K, BaByliss. Perfumes, hair colour, nail paint, makeup brushes, facial kits – at Charmista you’ll find everything you could need to keep up your beauty and cosmetic needs. For beard aficionados, they also stock beard washes and beard oils by Freeman, and Beardo. Men’s shower gels, shampoos, and perfumes are available here as well. Charmista also has their own range of jewellery – priced between INR 199 to INR 799. 

    #LBBTip: Stay tuned to their Facebook Page for flash sales and discounts on makeup and hair products.

    Sunshine Beauty Centre

    One of our favourite places for hair and beauty products is Sunshine Beauty Centre at Clover Center on MG Road {read our feature on them here}. One of the oldest {since 1989} and largest cosmetics shops in the city, Sunshine stocks over a thousand beauty products – and adds new stuff to their shelves on a daily basis. We love that they have testers – so you can try before you buy, and can also help you source a product that you want but can’t find in-store. More than just cosmetics – Sunshine also stocks items like deodorant, dental care, bath/hygiene products and other essentials. There’s a wide variety of big-name brands to choose from, but Sunshine has their own range of nail polish {starting at INR 100}, hair combs, de-tangling brushes, and beard combs {starting from INR 280} as well. There are always offers and discounts to help lighten the load on your wallet – so don’t stress about the cost. September is also their birthday month, and they’re running additional promotions on sales, so stay tuned to their Facebook Page.

    #LBBTip: They also sell Pepper Spray {INR 399} here, so pick one up and spread the good word!