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#Makeup101: Beauty Products You Think You Do Not Need - But Totally DO!

Sue Castellino

Guest Contributor

Ever look at beauty products at a store and think, what on earth are some of these products and do I really need them? Don’t worry we’ve been there too and even though you might think you don’t need them, they are super effective and work like a charm.

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Prime time

If you love makeup and spend hours perfecting your beauty look, then you really need a primer. A good primer makes your makeup last longer, protects your pores from getting clogged and gives your skin a smooth finish. NYX’s Studio Perfect is tried and tested by the best beauty gurus and they swear by it!


1 beauty products nyx primer

Cream highlighter

Whether you love a glow-tastic look or just a subtle highlight, cream highlighter is the way to go. This one by Maybelline can be mixed with your primer or foundation, used on its own and blends in perfectly for just the right amount of shine. It’s versatile and a must-have!

Maybelline New York

2 beauty products maybelline strobing cream

A good toner

Pollution, dirt and grime blocks pores and can cause breakouts. Combat that by using a toner after you cleanse skin as it minimizes pores to protect you from unsightly acne. We like Kaya’s Daily Pore minimising toner as it is alcohol-free and can be used a few times a day without your skin feeling dehydrated.


3 beauty products kaya toner

Brow shaper

Even if you have wonderfully thick eyebrows you still need a little definition and grooming. Ciaté has a great tinted eyebrow gel so it gives you a subtle but natural look every time. It’s a product that will work wonders for both thick and thin disappearing eyebrows!

Ciaté London

4 beauty products ciate london tinted brow shaper

Individual falsies

Mascara aside, long and flirty lashes can elevate even the most basic makeup look. As opposed to a full set of lashes, these individual ones by Ardell give you more control over your ideal look. Plus it’s a more natural approach to full lashes without going overboard – great for daily use.


5 beauty products ardell flasies

Long lasting nail polish

The trick to having your nail polish last, no matter the quality, is a good effective top coat. Apply a thin coat first, before you use your polish and then don’t forget to seal in the tip of your nail too.  Finally, finish with a beautiful glossy top-coat for nails that will last for days.


6 beauty products nykaa top coat

Set it up

Don’t let those hours spent in front of the mirror perfecting your makeup go to waste. Make it last as long as possible with a good setting spray. We like Milani’s ‘Make It Dewy’ setting spray as sometimes makeup can leave your skin looking too matte and dehydrated. This spray illuminates, hydrates and sets your makeup for up to 16 hours.


7 beauty products milani setting spray

Body Mist

There is nothing more luxurious than a light fragrance that lingers as you walk into a room. This one by The Body Shop in ‘White Musk Smoky Rose’ does just that, spray it on after stepping out from the shower to make it last through the day.

The Body Shop

8 beauty products body shop white musk

Lip liners, really? Yes!

Lip liners are a great base for that matte lip you want or even to keep your lipstick from spilling over. This semi- gel lip liner by Provoc works as a great base and liner so that your prized lipstick and lips take centre stage. It also comes in 32 shades so it’ll match any lipstick you have in your makeup bag.


9 beauty products provoc lip liner

Commit to Dry Shampoo

Don’t be afraid of dry shampoo! We know you’re a bit apprehensive of the fact that it can sometimes leave a white residue that is a bit unsightly, but there are residue-free dry shampoos that will change your life. Batiste’s dry shampoo for dark to deep brown hair doesn’t leave any white streaks and freshens up your hair in minutes.


10 beauty products Batiste dry shampoo

We totally think these should be a part of your vanity. Oh, and did you know you can get a special POPxo Beauty Box? Yup! POPxo launches its first Beauty Box in collaboration with My Envy Box! Products curated with love, care and expertise; it's a must have!
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Published on Sep 05, 2017
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