Living in Pakistan as a makeup enthusiast means that we get almost no high end brands, or limited edition collections on time. It's not only high end brands that aren't easily available, even drugstore products come after ages and that too with price tags that would place them in the higher end category of makeup. Who wants a L'Oreal lip stain for $20? Not me for sure! There are a few rare departmental stores that do have *some* higher end, luxury brands at counters, but the price for those is exuberant! Imagine having to pay double for a $50 Tom Ford lipstick that has probably been sitting on the shelf since 2010 - Yeah, I don't think so. So what is a makeup enthusiast to do, well, turn to Facebook pages for their shopping needs!
Online shopping Facebook pages have exploded in Pakistan in recent times, where you can order almost anything from makeup to clothes to coffee to Ikea knick knacks through a page, where they keep a profit margin and deliver the product to your after some time (which is usually a month, with the shipping from US/UK etc)
I've tried my fair share of makeup pages, here are some of my favorites which I to back to again and again whenever I decide I need more makeup in my life.
1. Makeup & Accessories / Kohl Mag - Shop HERE!
Makeup & Accessories has to be my favorite store to order from! The owner, Sahr, is a lovely hardworking, super polite person who is always looking for ways to please her customers either by giving discounts, or freebies with your order! There have been times during a sale where I messaged her via Facebook inbox at like 4 at night and she would reply and take my order, just so I don't miss a sale! (this in no way means we should all do that, advance planning for sales is always a better idea) . When my best friend was getting married and wanted to order a truck load of makeup, I recommended Sahr to order it through, and she was super happy with the smoothness of the entire process and Sahr's amazing price-match policy!
Not only has Sahr's Facebook page grown considerably, she also runs a website with a TON of in-stock products, meaning no waiting for a month to get your hands on amazing goodies! The image above is of all the stuff the is IN-STOCK at Kohl Mag! From Glamglow to Origins to Beauty Blender to The Balm & everything in between.. Drooling!
Shop HERE or HERE!
2. Makeup Therapy - Shop HERE!
Incase you're feeling spendy, check out all the Wet n Wild, NYX, Tarte and other goodies they have in stock!
Shop - HERE!
3. Just4girls.pk - Shop HERE!
Now just4girls is a website, while they do have a supporting Facebook page, all the purchasing is done via their website, which has recently had a makeover and is super glam! Some people would find the prices on just4girls to be a bit steeper compared to makeup pages, but the reason behind that is their vast in-stock! Also they are the official retailers for budget friendly brands like MUA & Makeup Revolution meaning that the prices for those brands on the website are unbeatable! They also have great giveaways at their page and are excellent with customer service! Just4girls also has regular weekly deals, a blogger program and a credit system, where every time you make a purchase, you get points which can be re-deemed!
4. Beauty Arena - Shop HERE!
Beauty Arena is another website based online makeup shopping destination, which just like just4girls sometimes has steeper prices compared to other stores! They do have an incredible number of brands, from high end brands to those you've never heard of they've truly got it all! I love their free shipping features, and have shopped from them way too many times! I love how they bubble wrap each and every product super well. I once orders around 12 nail varnishes and imagine when each of them came wrapped individually! While taking them all out of the cushioning was a pain, I loved how they ensured that my order reaches my without breaking/cracking!
5. Dhanak - Shop HERE!
The hardworking girl behind Dhanak is probably the sweetest! Her interaction with fans over the page, and smooth dealing process will make you want to order from her again and again! The page was on a hiatus for quite a while but is now back with a bang with amazing instock goodies that includes Victoria's Secret perfumes, Bath and Body Works, NYX, ELF and so much more! It really is a mixture of everything! Every time I've ordered from her, she's always managed to send some surprise gifts which always manage to put a smile on my face! Free makeup?! Don't mind if I do haha
Whew! That was quite the post, instead of adding more makeup pages that I frequent, I think it would be a better idea to break this post into parts - stay tuned for part 2 coming soon! Until then, let me know which is your favorite makeup store to shop from in Pakistan? How has your experience been with these ones mentioned? I would love to know!
Until next time, tc x