Makeup Moodle: New Launches and Brand Bashing

Posted on Apr 11 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

Makeup Moodle: New Launches and Brand Bashing

Today I will be sharing some random thoughts that have been ruling my mind since last few weeks or may be months. I have been spoilt last month due to “Excessive Make-up shopping” in my husbands words but I would say I was overwhelmed for a moment when I saw how much I have bought in a span of 10 days and as expected a Shopping Ban to follow.

Makeup Muddle -Confused Makeup

If you have ever been on a shopping ban you must have experienced the same that I am going through. The moment I decided to go on a ban, brands came up with much awaited launches, the products you have wanted to try since I saw them on international blogs.

Yes I am talking about Revlon Colorburst Crayons in Matte and lacquer finish but mind their price in India, Rs 800 for a single crayon :O . I would say Clinique chubby sticks aren’t that expensive in India if drugstore brands like Revlon come up with whopping Price Tag where would the normal consumer go.:-/

Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains were decent at Rs.600 but Rs.800.. isnt it too much.. I guess the price would be just slightly less if compared to MAC Potent Polish which might hit the Indian Markets soon!

Makeup Muddle - New Makeup Launches

When it comes to Brand Bashing for their ever increasing Price Tags .. There are few who need a mention for sure. Topping the charts is Lakme.. 😛

  1. Lakme Absolute Illusion range also deserves to be here. Rs 750 for a single Eye Shadow pan .. excuse me did I hear MAC, I don’t think I am ever going to buy it on MRP. I purposely ignore Lakme launches now as they claim to deliver MAC’s quality or may be its just the price. I am failed to understand why Lakme can’t be the same affordable household name like it used to be.
  2. Colorbar can also be made part of it, though I have never been a big fan of Colorbar launches mostly because of their prices. The products are no doubt of great quality but why they all come up with Sky-high prices.

Makeup Muddle - Brand Bashing

Not every brand can be accused for prices like Maybelline which have till date been quite affordable and have come up with multiple launches back to back including Mat Lipsticks (though they weren’t matt at all), Liquid lipsticks and now Maybelline Pink Alert Lipsticks.

Now, after a month of no-shopping or even peeking into the online shopping sites to check for what’s new, I got the hang of shopping ban and life seems a little easier. Though, I can crib about random makeup sales on Fb groups which are super tempting.

Makeup Muddle - Buy All Makeup

I am not sure whether to jump for new launches or stick to the products I love and review them in my own sweet time. All this hush -hush thing creeps me out. Though I can review the products a little soon without any FOTDs and EOTD’s but I think that will not give a true picture on how that will look on application. At the same time hats off tro all those beautiful bloggers who are pretty fast in covering new launches and reviewing them including their pretty FOTDs and EOTDs.

Do let me know what you guys think about it and help me choose to go for new launches or not?

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40 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jhilmil D SahaApril 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM - Reply

    A must-read post dear.. I cannot agree more on the price hike Revlon and specially Lakme has gone through. And Maybelline is always going to be my favourite drugstore brand

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:42 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Jhilmil.. I though I will be rebuked here.. but glad to receive support.. 😀
      Maybelline is by far the best!! 🙂

  2. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayApril 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM - Reply

    Revlon crayons must be worth trying.. ! what say ?

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:37 PM - Reply

      They are tempting but not sure if I will be investing!! 🙂

  3. milyApril 11, 2014 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    yes the balms are quite expensive..thats why is topped myself from buying any!

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:43 PM - Reply

      Hhehe.. mine’s too.. I decided not to go for themm.. 🙁

  4. SamannnitaApril 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    Poo you just wrote a post based on my thoughts actually …i m also on ban as i shop a lot in last month, brought a mac lipstick that too not available in india in 2k… my hubby will get heart attack if he see my bank account….lol but still i would say , m dieing to try revlon matte crayons….although they are pricey but i found good reviews on it 🙂 between m also bit slow in reviewing a product….as m a tooooo lazy ….

    • poonamApril 15, 2014 at 8:58 PM - Reply

      Hahhah… Sam I can very well understand and feel your feeling going through the sme phase na.. 😛
      Mine does as he keeps a track of my expenses now.. 😛 ..
      Revlon Matte crayon I am also looking fwd too but not at Rs.800 for sure.. 😉

      Hi5 then.. I am dead slow here.. 😉

  5. Preeti KaurApril 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM - Reply

    I totally agree about the prices Poo.. Btw, you missed L’oreal Moist matte lipsticks for 899 :O The price is a bummer with all the new launches except with Maybelline

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:48 PM - Reply

      hhaha.,.. yeah they just got launched too.. and see the price.. jus Rs 100 short of MAC.. 😛
      Maybelline is the best.. 🙂

  6. HeenaApril 11, 2014 at 2:03 PM - Reply

    Haha! I So Agree! Actually, It’s Not Even Funny With These Crazy Price Hikes :-/
    Don’t We Deserve 10 Good Quality Buys in a Sum Of Rs.2000..Like NYX,ELF, Rimmel Offer..Sigh! 🙁

    • poonamApril 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM - Reply

      yeahh.. actually.. hating brands for their prices now…!!
      A big hail to your demand dear.. we need such affordable and quality brands too!! 😀

  7. Amisha AhujaApril 11, 2014 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    Very well said Poo!!

    I am toh now desperate to shift to US, only for make-up..
    U get really good make-up there at very reasonable prices. I mean look at NYX, NYC, elf.. n lots more..
    BTW just got the NYX cream blush I told u about.. M really liking it!!

    • poonamApril 15, 2014 at 9:06 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Ami..

      Dont forget to pick me up too.. I am in love with US for everthing it has!!

      Wooww.. tahst awesum dear.. Glad u liked it and loving it.. 😀

  8. RashmiApril 11, 2014 at 3:20 PM - Reply

    Lovely post poo…I completely agree with you on these big price hikes…:-)

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:31 PM - Reply

      Thanks Rashmii.. yeah … I get excited about the new launches and then I see prices and Bammm!!

  9. MakeupmirrornmeApril 11, 2014 at 4:34 PM - Reply

    Even i wanted to try Revlon’s new launches crayons.. but i am not… thanks to their sky high pricing. It is great that Lakme is coming up with new launches everytime but Hey someone please remind them.. they are a drugstore brand… they should charge like that only ;p

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:36 PM - Reply

      Same here dear.,. I stepped bakc due to the prices.. 🙁
      exactllyy .. Lakme needs a reality check or they shud get a sister firm as affordable one.. 😉

  10. ManasiApril 11, 2014 at 5:22 PM - Reply

    I want to try out revlon new launches…

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM - Reply

      Revlon Matte balms are exciting but prices.. Grrrrr..!!

  11. laksApril 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    I cant agree with you more on this Poo. 🙁

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 8:28 PM - Reply

      😉 .. we share these sentiment no.. 😉

  12. SwatiApril 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM - Reply

    So true Poo! I feel like going and yelling at those Lakme people. It was one super affordable brand in India and look at what they have done now. Maybelline is so much more nicely priced compared to Lakme.
    Even I cannot make myself go buy those new Revlon balms..800 is a bit too much. I might as well go buy a MAC lipstick 😀
    Stick to the products you love Poonam, and review them soon. Would love to see your picks 🙂

    • poonamApril 15, 2014 at 9:10 PM - Reply

      Hahha.. I am with you babes.. I really miss the affordable lakme..though I love how much they have improved on the quality but not at this cost!!

      Maybelline truly rockss.. being the best brand!!

      Thanks a lott for ur support sweetiee.. I better love the ones I have and buy only if i like!! 😀

  13. SimeraApril 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM - Reply

    I have noticed the big price hikes as well. So sad.
    Happy Friday.

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:16 PM - Reply

      Yeahh.. thast has been pissing me a lott..
      Have a fun week ahead. 🙂

  14. MayuriApril 11, 2014 at 10:01 PM - Reply

    I agree with you on Lakme’s ridiculous price hike!! i dunno why they want to ‘sound’ like MAC.. 🙁 I will definitely invest more in MAC

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:20 PM - Reply

      Yeahh.. exactly and with their illusion range I have completely lost trust of them being back with affordable prices.. I will better invest in MAC now.. 😀

  15. pragyaApril 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM - Reply

    baby don’t worry I am there with U on the ban.. I haven’t bought any of these lusting balm!!! the price is such a big rat!!! and you know I wonder how every body else is running and bumming these I feel like RS 800 for a crayons is not at all my cup of tea!! :O

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:27 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Praggi.. for being with me.. I am happy to have found a company here.. sachhii!!
      The prices have irked me and I have stopped believing that anything new is going to b e affordable.. 😛

      I am too thinking about the same 800 is a little too much! 🙂

  16. Natasha (Nats)April 14, 2014 at 11:09 PM - Reply

    The price of make up in India is ridiculous.. in US the prices are less plus they hv coupon codes to get some discount.. India is way behind :/

    • poonamApril 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM - Reply

      yeahh.. exacttllyy.. wish we cud get products at as good prices as US.. 😛

  17. HarineApril 15, 2014 at 4:32 PM - Reply

    Great post Poo.. Absolutely accept to what u r saying.. Pretty worried that all the lipsticks these days are priced so high..

    • poonamApril 15, 2014 at 8:47 PM - Reply

      Thanks for the support Harine.. I will soon stop believing that lippies were ever affordable.. 😛

  18. Saniya@beautynbuzzApril 16, 2014 at 2:33 AM - Reply

    I know…hats off to those bloggers who come up with newly launched products FOTDs 😉 I too take my own sweet time…Even I don’t run quite after new launches 😉 Its about perception.I dont review unless I have used something for a lot of times. These bloggers review it and you see the their stuff on “sale groups” saying swatched once 😉 Oops!! Have I ranted too much !!

    • poonamApril 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM - Reply

      Hahha.. u did actuallyy.. 😛 .. I dont feel like selling my stuff as soon as I bought it.. atleast for a month.. 😉

      I cant buy just to sell.. but yes it does take a lott of effort to quickly review. but just swatched once.. **!!**

  19. krupaApril 16, 2014 at 9:58 PM - Reply

    Oh I know exactly what you mean!! Only when you decide to not shop, you WANT to shop!!

    • poonamApril 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM - Reply

      yeah.. that is so heartbreaking..:P

  20. PinksMay 6, 2014 at 2:08 PM - Reply

    Nice to see comparisons of US and India prices.
    True dear prices are better here. However if you compare the bank accounts you all will definitely have more than us. :-p
    Everything goes on month to month paycheck here. I mean credit card transactions.
    There is hardly anything in Debit accounts 🙂
    Cost of living is very high here trust me girls. Makeup and gadgets are cheaper and healthy things like veggies and good foods are expensive.
    I love both Indian and US products. Both have different yet exciting things 🙂

    • poonamMay 6, 2014 at 7:35 PM - Reply

      Hey Pinks..
      Thast great to know your point of view on this section..
      Lolzz.. that must be crazy no.. I cant even imagine myself living without a debit acnt.. 😛
      but yess I agree with you on cost of living.. but the place makes it worth.. with all the amenities.. 😉
      Even I was surprised to see that all healthy things were priced higher. :O

      Hahhah.. We are indians at heart no.. 😉

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