Let's make a wishlist


Often, pertaining to makeup, I have wished certain things which has always remained a wish, in our Indian scenario. What? I have wished for certain makeup brands and the BIGEEST challenge is the lack of good brushes.
I know, many of you would jump up and say that MAC brushes do an amazing job, so do Sigmabeauty brushes. Honestly, I can't afford them. Had I been a makeup artist, getting those would not be a splurge for me, because that would have become a 'necessity'. Still, there are brands that deliver quality product at an amazing price. I was talking to a friend, who also happens to be an owner of a reputed e-store that sells beauty products. She suggested, that I make a wish list.
I thought, why not ask for you opinion as well.

So, here is my wishlist:

For Brushes:

Brands:
 Real technique ( These brushes are used by many YouTube gurus and it's a line started by a pixiwoo sister). From the reviews etc, these are super affordable and are very good quality. Pocket friendly, they deliver professional quality finish. Even Ulta sells them.
Ecotools: I won't say all of them are value for money. But their face brushes ( kabuki, blush, powder etc. ) are amazing.
For brushes like these that last a long time, I wouldn't mind shelling out a bit without having to break the bank.
ELF Professional brushes: ELF was made available is certain stores. But the regular range, I hear is very inconsistent. But they have a studio/professional range which is a bit pricier than the regular one. Say, they start at abour $3 and can go upto I guess $8 which is still very affordable. Their face brushes do a really good job. Even Dulcecandy uses them.


I use and like: I like Faces cosmetics brushes. No, not the sets, but the individual brushes. Their eyeshadow brush does an amazing job. I hear the double ended foundation brush is also pretty good. I am using two of vega eyemakeup brushes from their professional range. I won't say they are the best brushes around, but for the price and the discounts always available, they are a steal.



I would love to see: Kabuki brushes, flat topped face brushes and eyemakeup brushes-- the crease, pencil, dome, shader, etc. The special designs that is.


Cosmetics:
 I wish Sleek cosmetics was available. Their eye palettes and blushes are iconic!
If Coastal Scents could be made available, nothing better than that!
Wetnwild: I am in fact planning to get hold of some of these cheap , yet amazing eye shadow products from this brand
Jesse's girl and Milani Cosmetics: I know many of you have not heard of these brands. Let me tell you, the former makes some amazing cosmetics. If you don't believe me, a peak into the US fashion magazines like Seventeen, would tell you everything!
I have used a Milani eyeshadow and a blush. They are not as cheap as wet n wild, but trust me, they are one of the best pigmented and amazing quality makeups I have ever come across.  The blushes are sure to take your breath away. Wish I was a beauty blogger back then

A Note: Now, having said that, I have a confession to make. I am a miser at heart. I always like to save. Then, I don't mind paying for what I get. But I feel reluctant, when say, products are sold at double or triple the price.I understand, the taxes, cost of import, tradsport, everything is getting pricier. Yet, why would I want to spend say, 250 bucks on a NYX lipliner which are sold for a dollar in the US which means 50 INR? At best, I can spend 150 to 180, which makes it almost triple the price. But at 250, I can get hold of brands like Bourjois. I saw a certain website selling LA colors big palettes for 1400 INR . The same palette costs around $8 which means around 200 INR. Why would I want to spend that much of money on a palette like that in stead of getting quite a few shades from reputed brands? Anyway, that's all my thoughts.

What about you? Share with me your wishlist. Brands or products or category and do let me know how much you may actually shell out? 
May our wishes come true.

Xoxo

Comments

  1. hmmmmmmmm...... i think i should now jot down my list too..it getting haphazard otherwise for me..heard elf brushes r really good

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  2. totally agree. all we have here is vega or qvs. and the no. of eye brushes vega has is a shameful 6!

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    1. @fus and Vanity: Yes. often I find myself so much at a loss because of this dearth

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  3. Yeah. . .even i was wondering about the difference in prices of NYX, Revlon lippies, ... Sad state :( . . my wish list is coastal scents lipgloss and blush palette and sigma brushes !!!

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    1. I'm not sure if Coastal scents sells through other websites. Don;t know :)

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  4. Ur wish list is still achieveable

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  5. Oh my god you totally stole my thoughts away! :p Totally agree why to pay 4 to 5 times the price, I soooo want to get coastal scents and sleek products but no credit card :( I wish there should have been on online store stocking these up for use, even in pakistan they have one like that keeping all these products!

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  6. They have Sleek and MUA in Pak, why not here. ;A; I want Sleek!

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    1. ha. Just remembered. A certain website in Pakistan sells those. They even sell Rimmel!! How lucky!

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  7. Nyc products, Ben Nye has some great transluscent loose powder, cream blushes, and pigmented good eye shadows, I want that brand, I would like ELF and coastal scents brushes too! would love lotss many stuff from these brands!wet n wild products are super reasonable and amazing, wants that too! :p milani for blushes!

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    1. Hey, from what I heard NYC is not that good. It's because of the cheap price, they are so popular. I mean, okay-ish kind of quality and the pretty low price makes up for the hype. You can compare it to our very own Elle 18

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  8. i want the milani concealer which they say is a great dupe of ysl touche eclat;p

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    1. No clue :O Blush the blushes are to die for!

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  9. i want coastal scents eyeshadow's.nd sleek oh so special eye palette.

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  10. ohh! nice list. who will get all this is my question at resonable prices?
    It burns my heart to shell out 500/- rs for an opi or ChG polish

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    1. Hopefully Kej. With the fuel charges and taxes going up, even I can't seem to be cross with the importers once I actually learnt about those in our local newspaper. There were some articles about taxation etc there

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  11. Awesome list ..girls!! very helpful!!

    hmmm.. I think some wishes are going to be granted very soon :)

    Awesome Post..Nivi!

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    1. I don't know dear. It all depends upon the friend :0

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  12. Sleek and Milani totally..Sleek though can be bought online..I heard a few bad experiences recently..and ppl have not received their parcels from 3 months and there is no tracking too :( Dunno if I can shop after hearing such stuff.. :/

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