It’s July and that means, according to the style bible – we ought to find nirvana in good beauty buys, get a glimpse into labels and products that we have always wanted to try and mostly, it’s that time of the year when you reclaim your beauty stash for the rest of the year. Beauty sales abroad are enviable – Sephora’s VIB Sale is known to be a haven for young ‘uns looking to try newer fare. Places like Neiman Marcus, Cult Beauty and Ulta make sure every big label slashes it’s prices so one could experience a product that they can’t do at full price. And what’s even better, a 40% or 50% discount on beauty is standard abroad – that means big savings and a bigger perspective. 

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In India the game is not up to the mark yet. While beauty as a category sees sales ever so rarely, they are almost always on budget labels. If you cross that threshold,  you also see that luxury labels rarely offer discounts. Deals, yes – a mini primer in your bag if you shop for Rs 5000, that’s the path most brands take. Not just that, it’s also a standard 15 to 20% discount at the most that labels offer and that’s hardly much. But change is here and it’s creeping in slowly.

While luxury labels are working on minis to offer a luxe experience to beauty beginners, online shopping hubs like Nykaa and Nnow with Sephora are taking it up a notch with their daily discounts and offers – it’s a great time. There are even brands like The Body Shop that now have almost a flat 50% off while new labels, Plum Goodness on sale for the first time on their site with uptown 40% off on their most popular fare and Dot & Key giving amazing discounts on their fave creams. So we rounded up some of the best buys from the sales  – some are unusual, most are luxe and premium skincare and makeup labels. So here’s where you should spend your money this sale season. 

Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream, Rs 1,196 (From Rs. 1495) 

Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush, Rs 820 (From Rs. 965) 

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Double The Lipstick And Liner In One in Lusty Rose, Rs. 1,433 (From Rs. 1,910)

DEL POZO Women Halloween Fever Eau De Parfum Spray 100 ml, Rs 1,575 (From Rs. 3,150)

Dot & Key Matte Finish Moisturizer Face Serum, Rs 419 (From Rs 645)

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow, Rs 1764 (From Rs 2520)

Plum Goodness Bright Years Cell Renewal Serum, Rs 1,100 ( From Rs.1,575)

Sesderma Azelac Ru Liposomal Serum, Rs 1,320 ( From Rs 2,200)

Shiseido Benefice Wrinkle Resist 24 Eye Contour Cream, Rs 1,340 ( Rs 3,500)

The Body Shop Spa of the World Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream, Rs 1555 (From Rs 3,095)

Yves Rocher Anti Ageing Global Complete Anti Ageing Serum, Rs 1,237 (From Rs 2475) 

The Face Shop Cc Long-Lasting Cushion Spf50+ Pa+++, Rs 1,352 (From Rs. 1,690)

Images: Brands and Shutterstock

 

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.
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