Q I’m a make-up novice... What’s trending in the world of beauty ATM that’s also easy to cop?
A: Well, there’s major focus on eyes this season and the best part: everything’s trending! Whether you want to go for smokey eyes or a wash of colour on your lids, coloured wings or pop graphic lids, you can do whatever you like as long as there’s colour involved. If you don’t want to spend big bucks on multiple products, an eyeshadow palette can come in handy. Invest in brushes that can help you create different looks with the help of one multi-hued palette. Easy-peasy!
Nykaa Just Wink It! 12 In 1 Eyeshadow Palette in Crushed Berries, ₹1,499
Q I have acne-prone skin. Is there a make-up remover that won’t make it flare up?
A: Make-up removers tend to have oils in the formula that break down the pigment, making it easy to remove. However, it can irritate sensitive/acne-prone skin types. This one by Bioderma is infused with purifying agents, zinc gluconate and copper sulphate, which cleanse skin and control oil production. The result: perfect make-up removal, minus clogged pores.
Bioderma Sébium H2O, ₹750
Q I have oily skin, but lately it’s been feeling stretchy and dry, even in this humid weather. Is there a quick cure for it?
A: Weather changes can affect how your skin feels and in worse cases, act up in painful ways (read: flakiness, zits, etc.). Add a mask to your skincare routine—one that’s packed with hydrating agents like honey and hyaluronic acid. Using it twice or thrice a week, depending on your skin’s condition, can treat dryness, dullness, and leave your skin soft and supple.
O3+ Plunge Honey Glow Mask, ₹740
Q My Instagram feed is full of influencers posting about facial rollers and other such tools. Do they actually work?
A: Jade/rose quartz rollers and gua sha tools aren’t exactly a millennial-era invention. They’ve been a staple in Chinese skincare routines since the 7th century.
These stones are believed to have healing and anti-ageing properties and may help treat skin issues. When you massage your face with these dual-ended rollers and gua sha tools, they boost blood circulation, reduce swelling, and also help your skincare products penetrate deeper. So, to answer your question: yes, using them regularly should reflect on your skin
House Of Beauty Jade Roller, ₹1,700
Face Rituals Rose Quartz Gua Sha, ₹1,690