Online Shopping Websites For Makeup in India

by mehak on July 20, 2011

in online shopping india

Someone has been listening to our cribbing about the lack of online beauty destinations in India..maybe its Rupert Murdoch tapping Indian Beauty Bloggers as well ( I kid!)..because all of a sudden there is a surge of Indian websites selling makeup and cosmetics online.
I put together a small little list of the ones i have found  with some of my thoughts.
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1. http://www.urbantouch.com/-  They have most of the popular brands like Revlon, Lakme, Maybelline, along with brands bloggers love like Nyx and OPI! Its actually the first website in India to start stocking Nyx so props for that! I love their super fast  and  free  cash on delivery system (one of the few websites which has free shipping plus COD no matter what quantity you order), and brilliant customer service, along with the cute little black boxes they send the products in.(Dont throw these- use them to store your makeup!).
My tiny complaint with them is that it  gets difficult to navigate  sometimes. For example- if i want a maybelline lipstick- the same generic picture of the maybelline lipstick will be repeated 50 times, and i will have to read each of the 50 names and then find the shade i want. It would be just easier for me to see one picture and then do a “Click for swatch”.

2. www.Misspolis.com- They have a super snazzy layout, possibly the most aesthetically pleasing of all the sites mentioned here  with a cool Editors Picks section. (I wanna be editor for a day!) This has a lot of high end brands like Elizabeth Arden and Dermalogica. I also like the way they display the products. Each product has a seperate picture where you can see the  color easily.  Cash on delivery is always a bonus! My complaint with this one is that as of now, the makeup section is woefully inadequate. Elizabeth Arden is all they have currently, and i would have liked to see the mineral cheek color and the eyeshadow as well as blush / bronzer palettes included in this range. I also do not see a free shipping logo any where so i dont know about that.

3. http://www.cosmetix.in/- Houses most popular brands like Revlon, Maybelline, Faces etc and promises to bring in more.  They have a “Cherry culture” like feel to the website- each product is displayed with one picture, and then you click through and view the swatches. I like that!  I wish the swatches were bigger though! Free shipping, Cash on Delivery is very welcome! Though Free shipping option is only if you order in excess of 500/-


4. http://www.coollifeshop.com/- Have mentioned this in the past- it sells Jordana cosmetics. The site is pretty difficult to navigate honestly. There are no categories for  eyes, lips, face etc but random products that float about in the air. Jordana is hard to come by though, so its nice to have a website stocking that!


 
 
There are a lot of other ones in the market too such as: Healthkart, Violica, Oxyshopping etc
 
I would really like to see how all of these grow in the future. I hope they start to import cosmetics as well…I wanna see Urban Decay, Nars, MUFE, Benefit, Stila, theBalm, LA Colors, Wet n Wild , Too Faced, Smashbox, China Glaze- everything from affordabe to luxe brands that we get internationally.  Now that Sephora has plans of setting up in India, it might be nice to get a bit of a headstart on it !

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kofykat March 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

seems like MIsspolis isn’t working anymore. that’s depressing since they’re the only company holding high end cosmetics
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smita March 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

hi there are few other websites also.

http://www.goodlife.com

http://www.mediplusbeauty.com

but yes urbantouch.com stays no. 1

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Liana April 20, 2012 at 11:50 am
sweetashoney June 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

DO U KNOW ANY ONLINE STORES THAT KEEP INDIAN MAKEUP BRANDS LIKE LAKME COLORBAR HIMALAYA MAYBELLINE AND SHIP WORLDWIDE?
HOPE U CAN HELP

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Renee July 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

@sweetashoney i use colorbar and i often pick it up from ebay.com or snapdeal.com. Hope this helps :)

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Agnes July 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Hi
I checked out urban touch, but it seems they offer free shipping only for orders above Rs 300. Perhaps it’s a new policy?

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Shreya July 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm

use medplusbeauty,stylecraze

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Sonia July 31, 2012 at 2:15 am

And if you like to read more about makeup tips/ trends and cosmetics you can also go to http://www.facebook.com/makeupindia

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remy December 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm

is there any website to buy NYX ,WET N WILD, products online in india???????

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Shreya December 29, 2012 at 1:44 am

NYX is available in several sites like medplusbeauty,urbantouch,stylecraze. :) but never seen Wet n wild products online apart from Cherry culture.

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remy December 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

actualy m searching for NYX matte lipstick pure red and indie flick..i searched many indian websites bt it ws nt der..so if ne 1 knw wer i cn get dez…..

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Rajul June 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm

It’s great that online shopping is getting more popular by the day. Buying cosmetics online is a huge leap specially for the Indian market, since we’re so used to feeling the product in our hands before purchasing it. Hope to see a lot of online platforms which offer cosmetic sales and a wider selection base which will make the job easier for us :-). I am launching my own natural skincare line and am aiming at these online platforms as major sales channels for my brand.

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