We all want to look perfect and flawless, And makeup is something that does wonders. However, makeup for me is something that enhances the natural looks of an individual rather then transforming someone to something else. It is also therapeutic sometimes to pamper yourself with some makeup to feel good about yourself. I am not a beauty Guru but like any other girl I love makeup. Meanwhile, let me tell you it is advised to do a detailed research before buying any cosmetic product or beauty products for safety purposes. Harmful chemicals and poor quality cosmetics may bring serious threats to ones life.
On that note let’s begin our discussion today on “The beauty essentials I can’t live without”…
Well as I already claimed above I am not an expert in this area, but I am a big spender when it comes to buying cosmetics 🙂 . Although, I love to keep my daily makeup minimal and natural. For me skincare and makeup goes hand in hand and it forms the very basis of the whole thing that we call Beauty. Apart from that it is very important to have a healthy lifestyle to be beautiful and feel good from the inside of your body that will ultimately lead to a ‘Pretty you’. Most of my friends ask me what are the products I swear by when it comes to cosmetics and what are my must haves. So, let me take you guys through few of my makeup must haves.
Face Wash- Biotique- Bio Honey Gel face cleanser
My skincare begins with the Face wash. Trust me a wrong face wash can ruin your skin, so always opt for a mild face wash. The skin of your face is very soft and delicate and it differs according to the skin type. Always try to find out what is your skin type (Dry/Oily/ Combination) and then buy the product. My skin is a combination skin and I had to go through a lot of reviews and trials until I found one that works for me. There are of course many low to high end options available, but for me I decided to go with the very cost effective way.
Currently I am using Biotique- Bio Honey Gel face cleanser. This foaming face cleanser has a gel consistency, It is soap free and also contains natural ingredients such as bark of the Arjun tree, Euphorbia plant and wild turmeric. This product is easily available in different drug stores and online sites. It is light on your pockets and also great on your skin.
Moisturiser- Clinique Moisture Surge extended thirst relief (new version is Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator) :
This one is one of my favourite products when it comes to skin care. It is very lightweight and the gel cream texture makes easy to blend in your skin. Currently it has been re- created to be more effective and long lasting in terms of hydrating your skin. I have been using it from past three years and the results are amazing. With the upgrade and the new formula it has become even better. Ingredients like activated Aloe water that helps appear your skin more plump and caffeine that boosts the skins hydration. This has definitely help me in achieving a healthy and dewy looking skin. It is extremely light weight and not oily on your skin.
The importance of a sunscreens cannot be denied. Everyone now a days is aware of the fact that the harmful rays of the sun causes several skin problems. There was a time when I was least bothered about applying sunscreen on my skin. Later on I realised how important it is to apply sunscreen, not only to protect your skin from sun induced damages but also to get protection against some deadly skin illnesses. A vast range of good sunscreens are available in the market. Few of the most popular brands are Lakme, Neutrogena, Loreal Paris and VLCC who produces some of the best sunscreens available in the market.
Lotus herbals stands as one of the most popular choices for me amongst these, specially the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ SPF – 50. It’s non- oily gel formula is easily absorbed by your skin making it more effective and non-sticky. Again it may not be suitable for a person with dry skin but for a combination skin like mine and for oily skin it is very much effective. With some of the most amazing ingredients such as Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla extract, this sunscreen gives you enough protection from the harmful UV rays and saves you from sun tan/ sun burns. It is a budget friendly option and a very good product that is easily available anywhere.
If you guys live in a hot and humid city like me you must have realised the role of rose water in your daily beauty routine. This Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose water works as multipurpose liquid. From working as a perfect non alcoholic toner to a makeup remover. This Rose water smells amazing and a small amount is enough for one use. Very effective and a value for money product.
Hair is an essential part of your personality. Beautiful and shining hair is something everyone wishes for to have. My beauty must haves can not be complete without my hair serum. Wella Professional Luminous Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil is one of the best things that is referred to me by one of my salon guys and now I just freak out if its not available. Enriched with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil this Serum is a Holy Grail for damaged and unruly hair. It is an absolute must have for me and I just can’t live without it.
A pair of beautiful eyes have been the inspiration of hundred and thousands of poets and song writers. Enhancing and accentuating eyes have become a trend in itself. Well for me it is not easy to master the art of transforming your eye into a work of art with all the beautiful products available. But my day to day makeup essential includes a number of items that works wonders to enhances the beauty of my EYES 😉 😀 just kidding!! My eye makeup consists of a very few things and these are:
Kajal- Faces Longwear Eyepencil
Kajal is a must have when it comes to eye makeup. A perfect jade black smooth Kajal is a girls best friend. The Faces Long wear Eye pencil is one of my favourite products, it’s extremely soft formula helps in easy application and blending. The waterproof nature and smooth texture in a traditional classic Kajal pencil makes it more attractive. With a reasonable price and a great formula it has always been my go to eye makeup essential. However, there are many brands available online and offline as well, you can check out the variety of such options on different sites like Nykaa.com, Flipkart.com (Flipkart beauty) and Myntra (Myntra Beauty) etc.
Just like a Kajal an Eyeliner is another thing that I swear by. Colorbar Precision Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is a long lasting smudge proof eyeliner. It has a felt tip which is extremely flexible and makes application of the liner very easy in just one stroke. This is another product that is light on the budget with great texture. It is one of my most favourite Eyeliners as it has a matt finish and a beautiful formula.
Mascara is a luxury makeup for me 🙂 because I don’t wear makeup often and much. But trust me it transforms your looks and your eyes pop up instantly making your eyes look thrice beautiful. I am currently obsessed with this L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara. It has amazing brush that gives your lashes a perfect fanned out look. Another option that I often reach out for if the former one is not available is the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara. Like I said before there are variety of options available in the market depending upon your preferences and choices.
Brow Pencil- Colorbar Stunning Brow Pencil
I must admit this one is a new addition to my beauty essentials. I am still struggling to master the art of applying a brow pencil. But I love it when I see someone skilfully drawing eyebrows. Naturally I have thick and well shaped eyebrows and I never felt the need of drawing them. Infect I found it funny to draw my eyebrows. But it was very recently one of my friend who looked amazing with her flawless skin and perfectly done eyes. That’s when I realised she drew her brows and it enhanced the complete look of her face. Since then I have started using brow pencils and I am loving it. There are different Brow kits and pencils available, depending upon the brow type, such as Brow Gel, Brow Pomade, Brow pencil and Powder etc. My absolute favourite is Colorbar Stunning Brow Pencil. It has a special wax based formula that suits every skin type. Another advantage is the spoolie brush at the other end of the pencil that makes the application and styling much easier.
Lip Gloss- The Body Shop Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm
The last product that is essential to my vanity is a lip balm. On daily basis I often avoid using Lipsticks and stick to a simple lip balm. This The Body Shop Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm is an affordable and easily available one. It is available in different flavours and colours. The balm has a shine finish and very moisturising in terms of the formula.
These are my ten must haves when it comes to Makeup and Beauty. The products mentioned are ideal for daily use as these are very reasonable and easily available in the market. However, these are my personal choices and favourites. Pleases feel free to tell me what are your choices and favourite products that are essential to your vanity.
Hope you had a good time reading my post on my top Ten beauty must haves. Don’t just read, do some shopping as well. Let me know what products you guys use for daily makeup and where do you guys shop from all these products. I do my shopping mostly from Nykaa.com. It is one of the leading online makeup and beauty site with a huge number of brands and options available inside.
So my lovely friends Adieu for now and see you in my next post.