We got Lucknow’s upcoming beauty and make-up blogger Sanya Shukla to draw us a list of the best places to shop for make-up in the city. If you are a make-up aficionado yourself, you can follow Sanya on But first, the list. Here goes:

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Shopper’s Stop located at the Fun Republic Mall, Gomtinagar, is a one stop destination for all beauty and makeup lovers. It has a wide range of International and Indian brands. From various brands like M.A.C, Clinique, Maybelline, Makeup Revolution, Myglamm, Lakme, Colorbar, L’Oreal, Chambor and even The Body Shop. My personal favourite is M.A.C as it has a wonderful range of lipsticks.
Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
Location: Ground Floor, Fun Republic Mall, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Sephora in Lucknow

Sephora is an amazing store that houses some of the best International makeup brands, It has  Pixi, a personal favourite, especially for glitter eye shadows and liquid lipsticks and some really amazing and innovative formulations for all. Apart from being a multi-brand outlet, Sephora has its own makeup products too; their liquid foundation has earned much praise. Even O.P.I nail paints are available here, which have really good quality formulations and a wide range of colours.
Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
Location: Ground Floor, Fun Republic Mall, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

The Nykaa Luxe Store has the most luxurious collection of make-up brands. It offers a wide range of international make-up brands like Huda Beauty, K- Beauty, Makeup Revolution, IsaDora and their in-house brand, Nykaa Cosmetics.
Must check out: the super popular Huda Beauty’s Obsessions and Nude eye shadow palettes. Another pick from Huda is their wide range of foundations. Highlighters and blush from Makeup Revolution are also must-haves. The packaging is way too cute.
Timings: 11 am to 9.30 pm
Location: Shop No. 21 D, Ground Floor, Sahara Ganj Mall, Shahnajaf Road, Lucknow

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3INA is a cruelty free, vegan makeup brand from Europe. It also offers a good range of make-up products like lipsticks and foundations. They have a huge colour variety in nail paints, to suit all preferences. Their blushes are quite amazing and are really a good buy too.
Timings: 11 am to 9.30 pm
Location: Shop No. 25 A, Ground Floor, Sahara Ganj Mall, Shahnajaf Road, Lucknow

A brand particularly popular with make-up studios and make-up artistes, P.A.C Cosmetics offers a wide range of makeup products to choose from, like foundations, make-up brushes , eyelashes, and glitter eyeshadows. Their false eyelashes are really good, and so are their make-up brushes.
Timings: 11 am to 8.30 pm
Location: 18/250, Tedhi Pulia Ring Road, Opp. ICICI Bank, Sector 18, Indira Nagar, Lucknow

NewU is a multi-brand make-up store that has a variety of popular brands available under one roof like Color Bar, Chambor, Maybelline, Nykaa Cosmetics, Lotus, L’Oreal and Lakme.
Do try: Maybelline’s new Tattoo eyeliner. It is one of the best eyeliners I have ever come across that is also quite affordable.
They also stock a good variety of make-up accessories.
Timings: 11 am to 8.30 pm
Location: One Awadh Mall, Gomti Nagar, and Phoenix United Mall, Alambagh

The unique thing about The Body Shop is that it offers vegan make-up that is formulated without animal by-products and is cruelty free too. The lipsticks and cute lip balms are quite a hit. Try their matte liquid lipsticks. My personal favourite is the Drops of Gold Illuminating  – a liquid strobe and highlighter.
Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
Location: Ground Floor, Sahara Ganj Mall, Shahnajaf Road; Ground Floor
, Fun Republic Mall, Gomti Nagar; Ground Floor, One Awadh Centre, Gomti Nagar; Ground Floor, Phoenix United Mall, Alambagh