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!
2. Makeup Therapy – Shop HERE!
Another firm favorite when it comes to ordering online is Makeup Therapy, where I usually interact with the lovely Hina. Not only does she respond super quick to queries and price inquiries, she also is kind enough to make room for unusual demands. I once had to send a Michael Kors watch to someone in the States, and given how Paypal doesn’t work in Pakistan, the only way I could do say was via an online makeup page! Makeup Therapy was the quickest to reply to my queries, and for a very nominal fee, purchased the watch that I had wanted from Nordstrom and delivered it where I wanted in Chicago! Double thumbs up!