Senior Beauty Writer
Fellow make-up enthusiasts, say hello to your next lust-list. These cult beauty products will give your stash an instant upgrade to business class! Tried, tested, loved and every make-up artist’s favourite, these are the products you’ve been missing out on.
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This iconic lipstick changed the way red lips looked forever. Ruby Woo is a matte finish cool toned *BOLD* red lipstick that looks fabulous on every single skin tone. Say hello to your next favourite lipstick. If there was only one lipstick you could own, this should be it!
This holy grail foundation has been a staple in your mother's kit forever. And it's legit one of the best long-wearing full coverage foundations in the market. The lightweight formula offers a matte finish that does not need to be set. This is one product that won't budge come rain or shine.
A primer is essential if you need to add to the longevity of your makeup. After you moisturize, prime your skin with a good primer so that you have a smooth canvas to apply the rest of your makeup onto. Don’t skip primer on days when you need your makeup to hold up for long hours. A blurring primer is best for covering up large pores and textured skin.
Another one of those makeup artist gems this strobe cream from M.A.C gives you a gorgeous lit-from-within glow. This is the perfect product to layer under foundation or to be worn on it it's own. You're going to be gleaming when light hits your face!
This is THE perfect all in one product to indulge yourself. The iconic shimmer brick has 5 individual colors that can be used as eyeshadow, highlight, bronzer and blusher. Use them individually or swirl them together to get a gorgeous bronze glow. The product is actually handmade in Italy, and has microfine pigments to give you a healthy bronzed glow. The shade Bronze is perfect for Indian skin tones.
Let your eyes do the talking with this jet black waterproof kajal. The formula offers 24 hours of wear and is dermatologically tested, perfect for a quick smoky-eye on the go, this smudge proof pencil comes in a twist up packaging, perfect for everyday. No more 'are you sick?' days!
Maybelline New York
A definite splurge-worthy product, this one’s a must-have for the make-up junkies’ collection. The Vanish Stick foundation offers maximum coverage with minimal product. It gives your skin an airbrushed, flawless finish. The formula is waterproof, and long wearing it adjusts to your body temperature making it look like second skin.
This Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless foundation has made flawless skin accessible to everyone. This foundation gives you a medium buildable finish while minimizing pores and keeping your skin matte. The best part about this amazing product is the price! Airbrushed skin at drugstore prices, it doesn't get any better than this ladies!
Maybelline New York
The Prep+Prime is a water-based spray with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. You can use it to prep and set your make-up to hydrate and take any powdery remedy off your skin. A quick spritz of this spray will leave you with a healthy glow.
A highlighter will give your skin an instant lit-from-within glow! A gold highlighter works best for Indian skin tones. A bronze highlighter works for deeper skin tones and can also be used all over your body to get that sunkissed glow. Highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, shoulder blades and tips of your shoulders to get that PERFECT selfie. Go easy on the highlight though, too much highlight can be unflattering on the skin, emphasising uneven texture and large pores.
As a generation addicted to technology, we’re all guilty of having erratic sleep schedules. Invest in a good concealer to help you fake a good night's’ sleep! We love how creamy and easy to blend this M.A.C Pro Longwear concealer is. If a concealer is all the makeup you’re going to wear - we recommend looking for one that matches your skin tone exactly. A shade lighter works best when you would be wearing foundation.
A setting powder will lock and set all that makeup you just slathered on. We suggest using a loose powder to set your under eyes and your T-zone. A good way to ensure you get zero flashback from any setting powder is by using a damp sponge to press the powder into your skin. Let it sit for a minute and brush off any excess. You can also top it off with a makeup setting spray to ensure the powder melts into your skin. Remember, avoid cake-face by using setting powder sparingly.
The Beauty Blender is an egg shaped sponge used to blend your foundation. Any beauty enthusiast will tell you that the beauty blender needs to be a staple in your makeup kit. This magical sponge will change the way you apply your makeup. Just make sure to keep it clean and dry to avoid skin troubles.
A quality brush set is essential for that flawless base. Transform your makeup game with a set of multitasking face brushes. These brushes by Real Techniques are made from the highest quality synthetic brushes that will last you forever. The set has every brush required to ensure you have the right tools for every occasion.
After all the make-up you apply, a good make-up remover is a necessity. The Bioderma Sensibio is hands down the best make-up removing micellar water in the market. Just one quick swipe of this on a cotton pad will remove the toughest, most stubborn waterproof make-up without leaving your skin oily and sticky.
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