50 A-listers, makeup pros and girls in the beauty biz tell us their genius finds!
AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
"My signature lipstick, L'OrÃ©al Paris Colour Riche Star Secrets Crstal in Copper. It's a lovely moisturising formula, and the crystals add the extra dose of glam."
MALAIKA ARORA KHAN
"A bunch of stuff, but if I had to pick one, it's blush. I never let myself run out of M.A.C Honey Lust, it just lights up my skin."
"M.A.C Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Petting Pink. I use very little makeup, but gloss-in sheer pink-is my permanent go-to beauty product!"
"White Stay UC Fairness Compact Powder in White Ivory from Maybelline. It's oil-free, so my skin stays dry all day, and the SPF 18 means I don't need sunblock separately."
"M.A.C kohl and mascara, because makeup for me is about the eyes. M.A.C Prolash does it for me."
"M.A.C Eye Kohl in Smoulder and Kiehl's Lip Balm. I'm a less-ismore girl!"
"Lip balm! I love makeup, but this is the one thing I never leave home without. The Body Shop ones are especially good."
"Lakme Aquashine Lipcolor because it's a lipstick, balm, and gloss-all in one. And there are 16 shades! I'm stuck on Scarlet and Gingersnap."
ADHUNA AKHTAR, Owner of B:Blunt
"Blush! I love Screen Face Barely Rouge Gel Blush, I think every girl should try it. It's a sheer oil-free formula tint that instantly adds a rosy glow to any cheek."
VIDYA TIKARI, Delhi-based Makeup Pro
"ColorBar Body Shimmer, in the shade Miss Reflective 001. It gives the right hint of shine to the face and body."
"Chanel lipgloss. I don't step out without it-they've got the most amazing sheer, pearly shades! I love Constellation and Myriade!"
NAMRATA SONI, Celeb Makeup Artist
"Every girl must own a red lipstick. I'm in love with Chanel. Oh, and I love LancÃ´me Hypnose mascara-it's fabulous, the way it opens out eyes!"
CHARMAINE RAO, Makeup Artist, YSL India
"YSL Touche Eclat (specifically shade #3), because this bestselling take-anywhere luminising pen-brush brings light and radiance to the skin."
"M.A.C Eye Pencil It's available in sensational shades, and stays put like magic!"
RIDDHIMA KAPOOR SAHNI
"Benetint, the cheek tint from Benefit, because it looks more like healthy skin than makeup!"
ANGELINA JOSEPH, MAKEUP PRO
"Kohl and lipstick or gloss. I'm a sucker for Chanel and M.A.C kohl and M.A.C gloss!"
"Neutrogena Intensified Day Moisturiser, SPF 15. It makes an amazing makeup base."
"C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, because I'm a sucker for good, even skintone, and this product is genius for that!"
THE BRANDS SPEAK
Clint Fernandes, Makeup Pro
Powdery Foundation, because it gives great coverage and flawless
skintone, plus it also acts as a barrier to pollution."
Pritam Lotlikar, Makeup Pro
not sticking to the one-product rule! EstÃ©e Lauder's Zero-Smudge
Lengthening Mascara, Revlon kajal pencil, and Clinique Superbalm
Moisturising Gloss- great products that suit absolutely everyone!"
MARY KAY INDIA
Renuka Dudeja, Senior Manager
"The Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen-it 'lifts' the shadowy areas of your face..."
Anjalee Gaekwar, Sales & Education Manager
"EstÃ©e Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup SPF 10-it's humidity proof!
Swati Pal, Head of Marketing
"Avon Super Shock Mascara. The quickrelease brush guarantees 12 times more volume!"
Mandeep Kaur, Trainer
"Intervene Makeup SPF
15. The genius Custom Color System creates a next-toperfect shade for
your skin." Dilshad Pastakia, Hair Pro (she does SRK's hair!)
"Moisturiser is the most important part of makeup. I'm hung up on Aveda
and LancÃ´me moisturisers."
Sayyami Rane, Brand Manager
"Bourjois Brush Foundation gives you an even finish that looks like great skin, not makeup."
Dilshad Pastakia, Hair Pro
(she does SRK's hair!) "Moisturiser is the most important part of makeup. I'm hung up on Aveda and LancÃ´me moisturisers."
Gerhardus Engelbrecht, Head Makeup Artist, Inglot
Pure Pigment Eyeshadow (in gold), because it totally enhances Indian
skintones; bonus: Blend with moisturiser and use for a sexy, all-over
glow on your body."
Regional Makeup Artist, Dior
Nude Liquid Foundation (try it in shade 040 Honey Beige) for great skin
that looks makeup-free. Or else find the shade that works best for
THE BRAND SPEAK
Richa Chabra, Marketing
Manager, "Beyond Natural Skin Matching Make Up. It's lightweight, and the name says it all!"
Charvi Gupta, VP, Technical Services
"The Lotus Herbals Natural Kajal, with almond oil and camphor to soothe eyes."
Dinaz Jehani, Brand Manager
Lasting Lipstick. It's a bestseller, and for a reason-it moisturises,
conditions and protects lips, in 24 colours!"
Tashnu Khariwala, Brand Manager
"Shiseido's Multi Shade Enhancer, because it gives cheeks a gorgeous, dewy finish."
Bhavana Kumar, Marketing Manager
"Our Satin Smooth Lip Balm, SPF 25, gives a great shot of colour along with perfect protection."