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Skincare Splurges to Beauty Hauls, 5 Must-Have Products to Try Out

Three content creators, with an eye on the latest in make-up and skincare, let us in on the five trusted beauty buys they just can’t do without. 

Aanam Chashmawala @aanamc

“To be absolutely honest, my favourites keep changing. But my top five products at the moment include Huda Beauty’s Demi Matte Liquid Lipsticks—the formula is amazing! Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm because a full face of make-up doesn’t clean itself...and this balm makes it super-easy to remove all traces of stubborn products. The super-matte Flormar eyeliner, which glides on beautifully; Tati Beauty’s Eye Shadow Palette—the colours are fab, pigment pay-off is excellent, and it blends easy-peasy. Lastly, the M.A.C Lip Scrub to keep my lips smooth and plump.”

Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1, price on request

Flormar Matte Waterproof Dipliner, price on request

Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick,, Rs 1,825

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, Rs 3,200

M.A.C Lip Scrubtious Primer, Rs 1,600

Shereen Sikka Bharwani @shereenlovebug

“I am big on skincare and that’s why my list features just that! Clinique’s BB-Gel has got me through this lockdown...I never once had to swipe on a foundation for my video calls. Paula’s Choice is a very recent discovery for me. I swear by their salicylic acid and glycolic acid exfoliants. I use their sunscreen every day, too, even if I’m indoors. My Dior Glow Booster is almost over—some Vit C concentrates irritate my sensitive skin, but this one is super-gentle. Dr Sheth’s sleeping mask is a very hydrating product, one that helps me wake up with plump skin. Finally, La Mer’s The Concentrate is my go-to product to pamper my skin after a long, stressful day.”

Paula’s Choice Sun Care Broad Spectrum SPF 50, price on request

La Mer The Concentrate, price on request

Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster, price on request

Dr. Sheth’s Haldi + Hyaluronic Acid Sleeping Mask, Rs 850

Clinique iD Dramatically Different Moisturizing BB-Gel (With Active Cartridge), Rs 3,800

Nilu Yuleena Thapa @bighairloudmouth

“Anyone who has seen my Instagram feed knows that I love testing new products. But if I could keep just five (out of...well, let’s just say many!), I would go with My Darling Lip Tint by Etude House. It’s long-lasting and gives my lips that ‘bitten’ look. Next up, the Dior foundation: it launched just months ago, and I am already on my fourth bottle. (If that doesn’t prove I love it, I don’t know what will.) Huda Beauty Eyeshadows, of course—the colour pay-off is excellent. My make-up routine is incomplete without a spritz of M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+... And lastly, Sleek Makeup’s Rose Blush. It’s a dupe of NARS’ Orgasm blush, and adds that perfect peachy flush to my cheeks with a hint of shimmer.”

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, Rs 2,495

Dior Forever Undercover 24H Full Coverage Foundation, price on request

M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+, Rs 1,900

Etude House Dear Darling Tint, Rs 450 each

Sleek MakeUP Blush in Rose GoldRose Blush, Rs 990