8 new beauty stores in India that you’ll happily give your money to
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We’ve all pledged loyalty to certain websites and beauty stores in India to stock up on our favourite potions and creams. We get it, shopping for beauty can be daunting and when you finally find the perfect shade of foundation or a moisturiser that doesn’t make you break out, why would you want to let go? But the real downside to that is missing out on the offerings of fresh new labels on the block. The best part about beauty is experimenting with new trends and products from across the globe, and constantly discovering more things to love. And these new beauty stores in India, both online and brick-and-mortar, will let you do just that. Think niche perfumery from tiny boutiques in France, K-beauty finds from the streets of Seoul and homegrown Ayurveda that’s fit for royalty.
8 new beauty stores in India you’re going to love
Love multitasking products? You’ll find the most hardworking lot at Myglamm. Their new make-up line boasts everything from plumping gloss and lipstick duos to all-you-need face palettes. Our top pick includes their liquid eyeliner and brow powder duo that ensures foolproof application, even for newbies.
In the mood for some TLC? You’ll find everything from luxurious bathing bars to Ayurvedic essential oils that are fit for royalty at Sova. Our top pick is the Chamomile and Coorgi Narangi Body Wash that wakes you up in the AM with its zesty fragrance.
Nykaa’s latest store at High Street Phoenix, Mumbai, serves all your beauty needs. From natural make-up by Ruby Organics to budget buys from theBalm Cosmetics, you’ll find all of the star sellers from their online portal houses in the store. It’s the perfect place for a swatch party.
K-beauty junkies, head to Innisfree’s first flagship storeat Ambience Mall, Gurugram, for their cult sheet masks and never-seen-before products, like hair concealers. Another reason to visit? A virtual reality experience that will transport you to the fields of Jeju Island, the source of all their natural ingredients.You can also find their signature products at brand new outposts at Phoenix Market City in Pune and Chennai.
If you can’t make your way to the K-beauty capital of Seoul, log in to KokoGlam. This brand new website houses bestsellers from the top Korean brands in the world under one roof. Think Tony Moly, Skinfood, Too Cool For School, Laneige and many more.
BeautySource houses all your international favourites. Think baby soft brushes from Sigma Beauty, futuristic skincare from Sans-ceuticals and sell-out face masks from Egyptian Magic.
It’s not every day that you can take home the exact fragrance Princess Diana wore on her wedding day. Or the one that Napoléon Bonaparte had created for his wife, Joséphine. Go on a sniff sesh and find more hidden gems at Maison des Parfums in Mumbai, an artisanal fragrance store that just opened their second outpost in the country.
If you’re tired of the usual duty-free perfumes, make your way to Scentido in Fort, Mumbai. The fragrance store houses niche, small-batch scents from across the world, including gold-flake infused creations (there’s one that costs Rs 2.5 lakh) by master perfumer Roja Dove and cult labels like Escentric Molecules, Ormond Jayne and Berdoues.