It’s been ages since I posted anything about makeup – which is very unusual for me as a makeup junkie! But I’m back after a long hiatus with a mini-haul from the Nykaa Pink Summer Sale. Read on to know what I bought and my thoughts on the products.
THE CONCEPT OF THE NYKAA PINK SUMMER SALE
The Nykaa Pink Summer sale works on an anticipatory concept, where customers can browse through select product deals and combinations a few days before the sale begins. If one is interested in buying the product, they can slash its price by swiping on it. The higher the number of people slashing the price, the lower the price of that product or combination when the sale goes live. Further, if you do swipe to slash the price of the product, it will automatically be added to your cart (or in this case Pink Box) once the sale is live, saving you the trouble of remembering the products you were keen to buy. On the day of the sale, all you have to do is login to your account and choose the best deals from your cart.
This year’s awesome deals include:
- MAC : Buy 2 Get 1
- Huda Beauty : Upto 50% off
- Clinique : 15% off on full size
- Lancome : Flat 15% off
- Charlotte Tilbury : Upto 25% off
- Bobbi Brown: Buy 1 Get 1
- Pixi : Mini on 1400; Full size product on 2000
- Too Faced: Buy 2 Get 1
- Nykaa Cosmetics : Upto 50% Off ; Free Nail Paint on ₹499 ; Free Gift on ₹699
- Kay Beauty : Upto 50% off
- Lakme : Upto 40% off
- Maybelline New York: Upto 35% off
- Colorbar : Minimum 25% off + Free gift on Rs. 699
- Plum: Up to 35% off
- Cetaphil : Upto 40% off
- Minimalist : Buy 2 Get 1
- L’Oreal Paris: Upto 35% off
- Schwarzkopf Professional: Flat 20% off
- COSRX : Buy 2 Get Flat 20%
So go ahead and shop if you haven’t already!
WHAT I BOUGHT AT THE NYKAA PINK SUMMER SALE
This time, I mostly picked things I needed and a few new items that I was curious to try. Here’s what I bought at the Nykaa Pink Summer Sale this year:
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On The Go Kit (Limited Edition):
Regular price – INR 5300, Sale price – INR 4240
This was my only Nykaa Luxe purchase, but it offered such great value that I couldn’t resist it. I absolutely love the formulation of Charlotte Tilbury lip products (lipsticks and lip pencils), and my most-used shade in this line is Pillow Talk which is a good nude / everyday shade on my skin tone. This kit offered a medium-sized lip pencil and medium-sized lipstick in this shade, so it was a no-brainer for me to buy it just for those two products. In addition to these, it also had a full-sized cream eyeshadow and a medium-sized brown eyeliner.
The cream shadow is in a pink-brown tone that sheers out if you blend it. I haven’t worn it on the eyes yet, but I promise to report back on its performance soon. The brown eyeliner swatched really well and was hard to take off the back of my hand, so I’m sure it will stay put on the eyes too.
Maybelline New York The Colossal Kajal 24Hour Smudge Proof – Deep Black:
Regular Price – INR 189, Sale Price – INR 122.85
This is one of my go-to kajals because it doesn’t smudge, has a twist-up mechanism (which doesn’t need tedious sharpening) and is very affordably priced. I love experimenting with different kajals but this is one that I keep returning to. This was part of the Maybelline eye products pack.
Maybelline New York the Colossal Mascara Waterproof – Waterproof black:
Regular Price – INR 449, Sale Price – INR 291.85
This is a good mascara for regular daily wear. It isn’t my favourite, but it works especially well when I layer it with other mascaras. Plus, it was on an awesome discount as part of the Maybelline pack!
Maybelline New York Colossal Bold Eyeliner – Black:
Regular Price – INR 275, Sale Price – INR 178.75
I much prefer pen style eyeliners to brush-tip ones and I’ve never tried this one, but it was part of the pack, so I got it. I may pass this along to my cousin.
Typsy Beauty Crystal Crush Plumping Gloss – Sparkling Sunstone 02:
Regular Price – INR 799, Sale Price – INR 679
This Indian brand has been on the market for only about a year. I may never have heard about it, had I not interviewed its founder Kairavi Bharat Ram for HELLO! magazine’s upcoming issue. This young girl’s passion for beauty and the innovative products she designs really appealed to me, so I decided to try her brand’s plumping lip gloss.
The product has a tingly plumping effect when you wear it, and it offers a very pretty shine without being gloopy or sticky on the lips. I’m not sure if it actually plumps the lips but it certainly looks nice and is easy to wear.
Pears Naturale Detoxifying Bodywash in Pomegranate and Aloe Vera:
Regular Price for two – INR 420, Sale Price for two – INR 210
This one was purely a need-based buy. I needed some body wash and this combo set was by far the cheapest one available. The fact that it’s ‘detoxifying’ doesn’t hurt either 🙂
So, this is my short and sweet Nykaa Pink Summer Sale haul. Did you guys shop in this sale? Did you find anything interesting? Would you like to try any of the products I’ve mentioned here? Go ahead and share your thoughts in the comments below! In case you would like to see me unbox these products and swatch them, here you go:
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