Store Visit - Kryolan Delhi Store
After a loooooooong wait, Kryolan opened its flagship store and that to in saddi Delhi and that too in Lajpat Nagar. Me and my friend visited Lajpat last Saturday ( yes, running very late in blog posts...sooooo many posts are in draft :D).
First, we went to Lajpat IV for a parlor named Style Villa which BTW I loved and then to Lajpat II for Kryolan store. My dear friend who wanted to buy some makeup stuffs (yes, it happened again. Last one that happened with another girl is HERE). We decided to visit this place as we know how Kryolan is favored by the makeup artist.
The store is a big enough and the first question I asked the SA - Do u also have nail polish? And she said NO. I kinda lost all my enthu is that moment itself. But, she showed my many other stuff.
The Dermacolor Camouflage System
Another of their foundation/concealer range. They also have the HD one which is used basically for videos.
Somewhat reminded me of Inglot Stores.
The feeling of Inglot Store got even more intense now. Will it be difficult to find YOUR shade in this range of about 144 lipsticks?
On top of it they are for just 250INR!
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15 Blush Palette
In real those colors looked very loud for my use. The 5 one was good but then I already had similar colors or didn't wanted those colors. Wish they had the system of custom palettes. You can buy singles (for around 450INR as much as I can remember) but those cannot be depotted to be used in palettes and the empty palettes are also not sold by them.
I thought of trying some lip palettes but they were too dull for me..
Eyeliners, Lipliners and Brushes
I liked the brushes. Just like their other products, they are priced very nicely.
I tried swatching them but felt they were too hard for me. It might be because or the AC or something that the testers were too dried up. They also have something like NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk (swatched on the back of my hand).
The Famous Aqua Colors of Kryolan
They also had some makeup books in the store. Most of them were of Kryolan.
They also had copy of Makeup is Art which I badly want! (Someone please gift me that! ) The SA was not aware from where they got it! In case you are surprised by all those crazy makeup then i should tell you simething - Kryolanwas originally menat for theaterical makeups.
A page from Makeup is Art.
And coming to the reason why we went there - the makeup stuff!
The MUA there (his name is Avik) is really a very hard working person and very nice to talk with. Extremly helpful and nice to talk with. Now my friend has big pores and she wanted to hide the pores without heavy makeup and looking natural. To be very frank that's a BIG demand. To hide the pores u need heavy coverage ones and they look a bit unnatural to a person who never wears them!
Avik tried around 3 types of products - I do not even remember but as far as I can first was some mousse kind of stuff, them a liquid one and finally the HD one. She liked the HD one but was not 100% confident. While settling the bills we found that the HD foundation was 2200 INR! I could not believe that Kryolan was sooo costly! I told her to think for sometime before buying because it makes little sense to invest soo much for a beginner who will hardly use them! I only asked her to get the HD concealor (350 INR). On our way back we really felt bad but to frank why should she invest sooo much for something that she will very rarely use? She don't even know the applying techniques! BTW when she reached home, she looked at her face under all types of lights and she LOVED it! But now she think we should look at Bourjois Healthy Mix or something else.
About the Store
The store is BIG. Like really BIG. They have everything from Kryolan that I was aware of and also the ones I was not aware of *wink* The store has recently opened up so there are still some organizing to be done.
What could be better.
1. The SA was not fully aware of all the products and the price. She told me the remover was for 250 INR and while billing I found it was for INR 800. Will u be able to buy something which I told u is for 250 and then say No its 800? Also there were few brushes and she was not even aware what are they for!!!
2. The numbering if you look at is odd. They have numbers like TC1, LF01 etc. I asked what they mean so that we can be careful while choosing a shade (like the eye shadows in Inglot DS, S etc) but they said its NOT for u and only for the professionals! Hello! When was the last time a person asked a professional to choose her blush or lipstick? We haul these stuffs like crazy!!
What I did I got
2 brushes and a brush cleaner. The brushes are nice and even cheaper than Vega ones! Do try them at the store.
How to got there?
Address is A7 Lajpat Nagar II. But this is a more suitable for a post man or a courier boy. Let me tell you how to really get there - The place is quite near to the Lajpat Metro stop. When you get down from the metro to the side of Lajpat Market, walk straight and keep an eye on your left side for the Kryolan Board. Or take a hand pulled rickshaw as its will be too sunny to walk in few days and ask him to take you to A block and keep an eye on the left. Its not inside the Central Market.
Planning any visits there?