God must be a woman!-why you ask?- well She finally answered my makeup prayers and opened up a Kryolan's flagship store in 'Saddi Dilli'!
Yes Girls those of you who agonized over where to buy Pro quality makeup and envied the Chennai & Mumbai lasses for having Kryolan store in their city lend me your eyes & ears.
World’s renowned manufacturer of specialized Professional Makeup, serving fashion, film, theater and television around the globe for last 66 years, has launched its flagship store Kryolan City in Lajpat Nagar,New Delhi
Spread over 1500 sq feet the store offers more than 12,000 product SKU’s in over 600 color nuances. It also comprises of a dedicated Training Area where specialized modules like High Definition Makeup, Camouflage Makeup, Air Brush Make-up & Special Effects Makeup can be taken up by the professionals. Additionally the store shall soon be launching a Master Class Program offering advance tutorials by leading international makeup artists & educators on a periodic basis. (schedule coming up soon-stay tuned)
Kryolan caters to diverse professional segments like Film, Fashion, Photo, Television, Theater & Salons alike under various product categories including Professional Make-up, Camouflage Make-up, Face-Body painting & Special Effects- Prosthetic.
Say Hello to Kryolan's Makeup City's resident Makeup Wizards.-Avik & Meghna
Say Hello to Kryolan's Makeup City's resident Makeup Wizards.-Avik & Meghna
Meeting both Avik & Meghna the resident makeup geniuses was a real treat.Five mins in to our meeting & I felt I was catching up with old friends & having a laugh over makeup chit chat.
I pickled there brains for over 1.5 hours and they patiently answered all my queries and helped me understand the nuances of different Kryolan products .
It was such a pleasure to meet both these Makeup artists who are so knowledgeable and passionate about their craft and are warm & helpful as well. A big thank you to both Avik & Meghna!
Kryolan has a wide variety of lip products,I counted roughly 150 lipsticks on display, Meghna mentioned they are expecting more lipstick shades soon !! The lipsticks come in matte, creams and pearl finishes. The variety in nudes, corals, pinks is delightful. Meghna showed me one of her pic wearing a bright orange shade and it was a very close dupe of MAC's Lady Danger,oops I forget the shade no. will note it down on my next visit. (promise!)
The lippies are priced at INR 250/- / $5
The lipsticks also come in Mini palettes containing 16 colors priced at 1100/- / $22 (approx-what's with the depreciating rupee!)
High gloss lip shines 4 ml applicator bottles priced INR 750/- / $15 These are extremely thick in texture and long lasting. The glosses are What-you-see-is-what-you-get, the shades are true to what you see in the tube.
Kryolan lipgloss Gel 5 ml bottles for INR 275 / $5.5/-
Kryolan Lip Glissers 8 gram containers priced at INR 400/ $8.These are very thick lip paints which give sheer to medium coverage.The shades are very pigmented, but can be blended out.
Meghna's Tip- Use the Kryolan Lip glisser as cheek tint, for a light sheer hint of color on your cheeks.
Swatch-single swipe of Lip glisser
Metallique- 5 color eyeshadow palette priced INR 1100/- The shades are stunning the pigmentation is mind blowing. Very very good dupe for MAC paint pots / Illamasqua Molten metal cream shadows.
Kryolan's Supracolor Iterferenz rainbow circle 6 colors, works great as an eyeshadow base priced at INR 850/-
Supracolors- These multi use colors can be used on eyelids / lips/ face/ body the shade range is extremely wide from brights shades to the nudes which can work as concealer/ foundation
12 color supracolor palette priced INR 2000/ $ 40
single 4ml refills cost INR 200/ $ 4
Viva Brilliant color medley
Palette 8 color / INR 3100
Palette 15 colors / INR 5700/-
Refill Godet INR 350/-
Single shadow INR 400/-
Ever wanted to try out funky body glitter or add zing to an eye makeup look but got stumped on where to find cosmetic glitter & glue? Kryolan has a very wide range of cosmetic polyester glitter. The best part about these glitters is every shade is available in three different sizes of glitter from ultra fine to chunky.The variety of shade is exhilarating.
Check out the False Eyelash display- "Mirror mirror on the wall who has the flirtiest lashes of them all?"
Go on fulfill your wildest lash fantasy here with amazing set of falsies, price starts at INR 140/- 7 goes up to INR 550/-
Kryolan's extensive range of Foundation and body makeup means you will find a shade & finish right for you and something that will work under flash lights and not cast grey shadows.
Kryolan Tinted moisturizers great for sheer coverage and 50 ml container is priced at INR 1050/- Ladies in shade MAC's NC 45 should look for TM4 in Kryolan TM. This one is on my Wishlist.
Kryolan Shimmering Event foundation comes in three shades pearlescent sheer glow, gold and bronze.It leaves a very luminous sheer finish with a faint hint of shimmer (only visible under bright light).
Kryolan's Ultrafoundation is a much lighter formulation than TV paint stick and can be used everyday. This is supposed to be good dupe for Bobby Brown 's foundation stick.
Ultra foundation 4 ml refill / INR 300,12 color palette / INR 2750/- & 10 ml of Ultra foundation twist up stick costs INR 1250/-
The much revered TV paint stick is available in 12 pan palette for INR 2000/ $ 40, 20 ml twist up stick costs INR 800 / $ 16.
Blushes- Kryolan's cream blusher cost INR 400/ $8 for 4 grams (not pictured)
Powder blushes in 3 gram compact cost INR 350 / $ 7
This 15 color pro palette costs INR 4000 / $ 80 Approx. I totally love the shade Youth red!
5 blush palettes cost INR 1000 / $ 20
There is a wide range of makeup brushes at various price points, these are filbert brushes and the basic range starts from INR 50/ $1 and goes up to approx INR 850/ $ 17 for a stippling brush.You can find some decent beginner level brushes at very affordable price.
The lip liners, eye liners & Kajal Pencils. The eyeliners/ lipliners are priced INR 175/ $ 3.5. The kajal pencil is available in Nude, Black & Dark brown shades & is priced at INR 180/-
The Kryolan store also features a range of HD makeup ,aquacolors, makeup removers ,brush cleaners, body powders & a refreshing spray called Surgiva Skin refreshing spray which was highly recommended by Meghna.
Kryolan also has a range of corrective concealers and foundations called Dermacolor, which is specifically suited to people with scars / marks /tattoos which need a very high level of coverage to conceal.
And here is my weekend Kryolan Haul!! And let me tell you "I'll be back" I already have a long wishlist ready based on suggestions from Avik & Meghna. Will tell you guys all about my next haul.
The lipsticks I got-detailed reviews coming up!
Hey before I wrap up- Here's the store address
A-7,Lajpat Nagar II,New Delhi 110024.
How to get there-Get down at Lajpat Nagar metro station (if you are taking your car to Lajpat Nagar on weekend, good luck trying to find parking!) and walk toward 3Cs, you'll find ICICI Bank ATM on your left side, keep going straight ahead and you'll see Cafe coffee day outlet, take a left turn from CCD and you'll spot Kryolan City.
The store is closed on Sundays (as of now next month onwards they'll probably start keeping store open on Sundays too) The store closes by 7 pm, so make sure you make it early & have ample time to swatch & sample stuff.
Hope you enjoyed this Mega Post, do visit the Kryolan store & if you do meet Avik and Meghna say Hello to them from my side :)
Do comment & tell what all you have on your Kryolan WishlistXOXO :D