Choosing the right beauty products can be quite overwhelming, considering you have so many options to choose from. So who better than a beauty blogger, who tries and tests different products, to tell you what to add to your make-up bag? To help you make-up your mind and take the guess work out of your beauty shopping, we got blogger Aashna Shroff to list out the must-haves. Read on, before you invest your hard-earned money on make-up essentials.
Primer. The perfect hydrating prep up for make-up. Base is important while doing your makeup. A really good pore blurring and hydrating (if you have dry skin) primer is amazing to not only make your base last all day but also to make your make-up look flawless. "I’ve been obsessed with Farsali’s liquid glass and Skintune Blur ever since I tried them. My skin looks super healthy and dewy when I use them," says Aashna.
Farsali Liquid Glass,10ml, Rs 1750, available on Nykaa.com.
Foundation. "I’m someone who loves a full coverage foundation but nothing heavy, as I want to cover acne marks without making my makeup looking cakey. I love the Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation because I don’t need any concealer on my marks, it’s got some amazing coverage! But it’s important to make sure you do some research and pick a foundation that matches your needs; based on coverage, formula, and skin type," suggests Aashna.
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Full Coverage Matte Foundation, Rs 2,990, available on Nykaa.com
Concealer. If you don’t have a full coverage foundation and need to cover blemishes, this concealer does wonders! "I use a darker concealer shade on anything I want to conceal, and then go in with my regular foundation in a shade that matches my skin perfectly. Apart from that, a lighter concealer to brighten up the area under my eyes and the high points of my face. Maybelline’s Age Rewind is my go-to," says Aashna.
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, 6ml, Rs 620, available on Nykaa.com
Brow gel. "If I could have only one brow product, it would be a tinted brow gel! It not only makes the brows look bolder, but also tames the brow hair so that your brows stay in place all day," says Aashna.
M.A.C Fluidline Brow Gelcreme, Deep Dark Brunette, 3gm, Rs 1700, available on Nykaa.com.
Mascara. It opens up the eyes and pulls an entire makeup look together! "L’Oreal’s Lash Paradise is one of the best mascaras I’ve used, and I always get questioned about my lashes, when I apply it because everyone assumes they’re not real!" says Aashna.
L'Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara, Waterproof, 7.6ml, Rs 799, available on amazon.in.
Blush. "On days when I’m in a rush, blush is my saviour. I use it on my eyelids, my cheeks and sometimes even pat it on my lips with my finger. And this creates a subtle monochrome look that I get complimented for. MAC’s Gingerly blush is amazing for Indian skin tones, and actually looks great as an eyeshadow too," says Aashna.
MAC Sheertone Blush-Gingerly, 6g, Rs 7,980.00, available on Amazon.in.
Bronzer. According to Aashna, It takes care of all our double chin woes. Learn to apply it properly for that chiseled look.
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, 8gm, Rs 2,870, available on nykaa.com.
Highlighter. "We all know the magic of glow in the inner corners of our eyes, under our brows, and on the high points of our cheeks. "I use some with my fingers for a natural glow, but on days when I feel like going extra, I use a fan brush," says Aashna.
M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish, Rs 2850, available on Nykaa.com.
Nude lipstick. A nude lip is an absolute essential. It not only completes a smokey eye look, but also rids you from worrying about it smudging or getting patchy through the day.
Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick, 4.2gm, 657 Nude Nuance, Rs 299, available on Flipkart.com.
Lip liner. Whether you’re wearing a bold lip or a neutral one, a lip pencil helps perfect the shape and can also give the perfect fuller lip effect.
Huda Beauty Lip Contour, Rs 1,495, available on Nykaa.com.