Gone are the days when Pakistani ladies were dependent on imported makeup products to freshen up their skin. A budding local makeup scene has now blossomed into a full fledged industry with more and more fashion entrepreneurs making names for themselves. Sidestepping the debate whether “local” makeup brands manufacture their products inside Pakistan (some do), we have listed 5 most popular Pakistani makeup brands which have become a must have for many Pakistani ladies.
5 Best Makeup Brands in Pakistan
A few years ago, other than Medora, there were very few local fashion brands and entrepreneurs. Now the tide has turned. Many big businesses which started out manufacturing something else, have now ventured into this industry, namely Sapphire, Bonanza, J., and others. In addition, fashion models and influencers and makeup artists have started their own makeup brands, some of which will be covered in this blog. But let’s start with the oldest Pakistani makeup brand.
Medora of London (Pvt) Ltd., is a Pakistani makeup brand since 1961. It can be called the pioneer of local makeup manufacturing in Pakistan. The company has three brands, Medora, Delycia and Diplomat, which cater to the needs of all Pakistanis. Medora claims to have a network of over 200 distributors all over Pakistan.
Medora is known for its makeup products like,
- Nail polish
- Fluid makeup
- Face powder
- Vanishing cream
In addition, the company manufactures products related to fragrances, talcum powders, hair care products and more.
Sapphire originally made its name in ladies wear. Known for its quality fabric and unique designs, Sapphire later got into men and kids wear only then to make waves in the world of cosmetics. Today, it has become a known name in the world of makeup and both men and women fragrances. A variety of Sapphire’s makeup products are available in the following categories:
- Eye pencil
- Eye shadow
Bonanza is perhaps the most known ready-made men, women and children clothes brand in Pakistan. Having its origin in the textile business since 1976, Bonanza only recently ventured into the world of cosmetics.
Bonanza’s makeup products are available in a large variety divided into five categories:
- Personal care products
Like Medora, Bonanza offers fragrances for both men, women, unisex and even attar.
Started in 2002, J. was Junaid Jamshed’s brainchild started specifically to highlight and promote Pakistan’s cultural heritage. Soon after, it became one of the most popular brands for men’s ready wear. Later the brand ventured into women and kids wear. Today, it has branches in the United Arab Emirates, North America, Europe and Australia.
J. makeup products are available in a variety of products divided into three categories:
It, too, offers fragrances for both men and women and even children.
A famous fashion artist, entrepreneur and social activist, Massarat Misbah has a makeup lineup of her own. Known as MM Makeup, the product lineup claims to be made only from Halal premium ingredients.
MM Makeup is available in a variety of products divided into three categories:
The brand claims that its following products are hot favorite and best sellers:
- Silk Foundation – Porcelain
- Silk Pressed Powder – Natural_Beige
- Silk Primer
These were only a few of the local makeup brands. There are many more. If you have tried them or would like to recommend them, please leave your feedback in the comments below.
If you are looking for famous local and international makeup brands and their products in Pakistan including Sephora, do check out OLX Pakistan’s Fashion & Beauty listings.
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