Cosmetic Shopping Experience on Amazon

Cosmetic Shopping Experience on Amazon

If you girls remember, I posted a query recently asking about Indian cosmetic dealers, from where we can buy stuffs online and the shipping also doesn’t cause a dent in your pocket. There is no doubt behind the fact that Amazon has always been a number one online shopping website and my experience while my stay in US was always good. I ordered my first digital camera, Sony handy cam, Yamaha synthesizer PSR-E143(the hugeeeee one), its bag and lots of stuffs on Amazon and received everything safe and sound, right on time perfectly. Now, back in India too the website would draw myself towards it every now and then. Best things that attract me towards it are millions of options available, deals to steal and intense customer credibility. I wanted to buy stuffs from ebay too, but my debit card didn’t work there after many attempts and then I dropped the option.

A month back, I received some gift cards from Amazon and hence decided to spend the money in experimenting my cosmetic shopping over it. After looking through all the tempting offers, I selected the following products:

  • L’Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss ~ Watermelon Ice 215 ~ .5 Fl. Oz. (15 mL) – Sold by: American Beauty (seller profile)
  • Dior Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig 914 – Sold by: Lipsticknet (seller profile)

Below is a pic of my order summary


The deals were excellent, as L’Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheery Juicy Lip gloss was priced for $1 only, and along with shipping it charged me $12.16

The Dior lipstick was for $20 and with shipping it charged me $35.20

I placed the order for both the products on November 27th, 2010 and received both of them together (from two separate dealers) on the same day i.e. on December 10th, 2010.

The packaging of both the products was indeed sturdy – typical Amazon standards. Both the lipsticks were wrapped in multiple layers of bubble wrap, stuck properly with cello tapes and then packaged in strong plastic envelopes. Below are some pics:

Needless to say, I was really satisfied with the work they do. For every product you can check the reviews there, and decide the one that is best for you. Even though the shipping for various dealers may range between 10 to 12 dollars for shipping to India, you can get excellent deals and get the stuff much cheaper if your play the cards well, while shopping on Amazon. For example the L’Oreal lipstick I got for just 550 INR (including shipping). Also, I searched the Dior Addict High shine’ s price on internet and found out to be for Rs.1700/- (it may be changed now). The Amazon rate along with shipping was much less and you may get good deals too. I’ve always loved Amazon for its amazing deals, and would definitely love to shop more on it. :-).

Below are some pointers while doing cosmetic shopping on Amazon:

  • Whenever you choose a product, you can always see the dealer’s information and its shipping rates. The shipping rates and even the prices of the dealers may change a lot, and this information is always provided by the Amazon on the right hand side of the screen.
  • For MAC, Estee Lauder and Sephora products, you may not find different dealer options, but their shipping rates are all almost same. The best thing is they always have some excellent deals for every season, so keep looking for the best price and grab it. I am eyeing Sephora make up kit next, I always wanted it and now may order it soon he he!!
  • I shopped using my Amazon gift cards. If you have Amazon gift cards, then it becomes all the more simple to buy things – you just have to enter your credit card information and provide the gift coupon number. The amount gets recalculated and you are ready to check out!!
  • Amazon does not accept PayPal or Maestro cards, and I think it doesn’t accept debit cards either. I used the credit card I had in US as it is still valid till 2012, and redeemed my gift cards. So, please let me know if anyone of you uses debit card for shopping at Amazon and gets success in it.

So, here are the pics of my Amazon shopping:

dior addict lipstick
dior addict lipstick

Both the stuffs with their packaging

dior addict lipstick

The lipstick cover, I damaged the cover while opening it!

Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig 914

The lipstick case, I so much fell in love with it, the moment I saw it!! 😀

Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig

The lipstick shade Front-Row Fig 914

Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig 914 swatch
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig 914 swatch
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig 914
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Front-Row Fig 914 FOTD

This is moi wearing it!! 😀 I am sooo much loving its texture and shade!! It looks dark and light in different lighting. Difficult to tell but I think this factor is attributed to its translucent texture. It looks dark in night light, but much lighter and translucent rose pink in daylight.

Now comes the turn of my L’Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss:

L'Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss
L'Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss

It’s a tinted gloss, very cute pink shade!!

L'Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss 1

L'Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss
L'Oreal Color Juice Stick Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss

Oh! And I also received my Oriflame order today..he he..I think today is a day of receiving things!! :-P…Below are the pics:

Oriflame order
Oriflame order

From left to right:
First block: Oriflame Essentials Fairness Cream, Narcis Scented Hand & Nail Cream, Colourfull Lipstick Berry Kiss, Colour Attraction Lipstick – Tender Orchid, Swedish Spa Sea Algae Face Mist,
Second block(down): Swatches (with flash/without flash) – Berry Kiss, Tender orchid!
Third block(Top and down): Colourfull Lipstick Berry Kiss
Fourth block(Top and down): Colour Attraction Tender orchid lipstick

Also bought Oriflame Lip spa therapy:

My Oriflame Lip Spa Therapy
Oriflame Lip Spa Therapy

So, that is it! I hope you enjoyed the post.

Have you done makeup and beauty shopping from amazon before?


75 thoughts on “Cosmetic Shopping Experience on Amazon

  1. Dear Calicoater,

    I enjoyed reading your shopping experience at Amazon. :tongue: :You have selected very pretty shades. Like the pinks –I like most pink shades. :toothygrin: I liked the ones you picked as well. :victory: I like loreal shade also. But why did you buy Loreal from Amazon? :violinbash: , dear Calicosater.

    With love,
    Rati :woot: :green:

  2. I enjoyed the post and ogling at the Dior lipstick and your pic too……………… :rose: :rose: :rose: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: ,,,,do you know how to play the synthesizer….I have huge respect for people who can :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

    1. yupppp….I play a lot…I’ve left it at my home now and miss it so much!! :-(( ..I can send you my compositions if you like!! 🙂 :)…Used to record them!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  3. Dear Rati,

    Thank you so much for enjoying reading my amazon experience. :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: I too louuuued that shade :woot: :woot: …it changes color at different time lol…disco shade!!..and loreal was just coz I got carried away in shopping!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: 😀 😛 😛

    Lots of love and :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: :liquor:
    calicoaster!! O:) O:) O:)

  4. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: first the horrids Priyaaa…and now the HORRRIDDDS CALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: I neeed to buy something nowwwwwwwwww :woot: :woot:

  5. GR8 stuff Cali.The dior lipstick has such pretty packaging :waytogo: :waytogo:

    And just 4 fun :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :victory: :victory: :victory: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:

      1. he he he. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ….continueev your :violinbash: and :spank: and :hunterwali: and :duel: :duel: :duel: …me watching :bravo: :bravo: 8) 8) (while eating popcorns :plate: and drinking :beer: ) :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  6. Nice Shopping Cali…..Dior shade is so pretty….on hand it looks so sheer
    but on you lips its nicely pigmented with rich color :-* :-* :-*

    1. hey looks different in different light.. It looks the way it looks on hand in day light..very light and wearable shade..but at night it looks bright and pigmented..I donno how it works..but that is how it is…These days all glosses and lippies are giving me shocks…first that oriflame maxi lip gloss and now this!! :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

      1. me also thinking to go and do some research and invent such lippies…..which change shades on light, temperature, etc.
        Call it ‘All-in-one’ lippie……. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
        I just hope atleast someone will want to buy that :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:

    1. Thankoooo Rati :-* to louuuing it :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: office when I wore many gals asked me about the shade!! ….. they really loved it…It looks bright and subtle in different lights…The name truly satisfies the product “Dior Addict”…me now!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

  7. Cali….don’t send it to any one of them….send it to me along with your composition….I will gladly take them :yahoo: :yahoo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ……I will play your compositions on my son’s one-finger synthesizer with all animal sounds and a microphone…..I will record the songs in my voice and send it back to you :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

  8. important announcement……Cali is very generously sending the Dior Lippie to me….thank you Cali :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  9. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: Cali….give this to both Poutmati and Rads :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :violinbash:

    1. he he…thats why I bought it…need to do some justice to all hese lippisss naa :shy: :shy: :shy: totally loving that loreal gloss too…Have put it today morning..Its really nice tinted balm kinda thing…..yesterday I had some chapped lips….now after 3 hours of application – all dry flakes are gone!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* 😀 😀 😀 😀

  10. Nice shopping cali, very lovely shades too.
    I got the Oriflame Lip Spa therapy Phree Phree Phree Phree aftr buying Optimals White Peel Off Mask in one month catalogue n Oriflame Milk n Honey Gold Nourishing H & B Lotion in d nxt month catalogue. Got both products @ discount too.

  11. Yup v nice product.
    our tastes sure r similar. u oriflame consultant too naa??

    Naina, if u want anythng from Oriflame or Avon u can tell me.

  12. LOVE THE DIOR LIPCASE …. its soooo adorable .. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

    everybody is shopping , only me left out :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

  13. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: … mera bhi number aayega :thunder: :thunder: :thunder: :thunder:

    anybody saw saif playin the guitar and singing ye dooriyan… i was smilin like an idiot all through :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. he he he..yeah..cute ad!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ..and I’ve been giggling since yesterday, looking at these new smilys…and then I got those things..all the way more reason to giggle…me feeling like complete idiot now!! :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:

  14. nice shopping cali…dat dior lippie looks so different in d swatches and on you..!!
    bt amazon charges too much for shipping..shipping more dan the product cost !!

    1. Thats the case with every shopping website Bhumika..but the deals are soo amazing that it just covers for everything..and also shipping cost is something that can be afforded….and not like that – charging 3000 bucks for shipping elf mineral powder….moreover Amazon has its credibility…you can trust it with closed eyes!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. Hey ya! Thanks a million for this post. I have always wanted to buy stuff off Amazon but didn’t know how the heck to go about it etc. Good to know you got your stuff in one piece! Yay. enjoy

  16. Dior gloss looks sooooooooo Yummmmmmmmmm on you ……………. :victory: :victory:
    Bt me going to get that loreal one for sure …… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  17. It is out of topic here, bt me want to knw hw is Krylon make up ???…. ?:) ?:)
    Just found out one authorized dealer here in Bangalore. so M planning to check it out… :yahoo: :yahoo:
    Any body has used it ? … :sidefrown: :sidefrown:
    Rati, please help me…. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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