Let’s be honest, we’ve all reached a saturation point by the time the festival even arrives. What to do with so many laddoos and kaju katli boxes? And are we really supposed to eat all those dry fruits that come our way, if not repurpose them in some form?
Yes, Diwali may be all about sweets and lights. But you know what it’s also about? Dressing up and looking like a pataka. And I’ve got something that’ll make everybody look a little like a pataka, or at least start their journey towards it.
Diwali Gifts For Every Kind Of Beauty Enthusiast
For The Skincare Enthusiast
Have that friend or cousin who has made it their life’s aim to get everybody around them on a skincare routine? They won’t shut up about the importance of toners and are shook when you say you don’t wear sunscreen. Trust me when I say, these will be the most thoughtful gifts you can give this person.
The PIXI Glow Tonic lives up to its name and works so well to exfoliate and brighten skin.
A face serum that’s worth all the hype is the Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Facial Oil.
The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask has gained cult status and with good reason. It nourishes the lips leaving them soft and plump.
Good Grease by d’you is the easiest and most fuss-free way to take off makeup after a long day. It easily melts into the skin, deeply cleanses it, and still doesn’t strip it dry!
The Caudalie Vinopure Salicylic Spot Solution is the one-stop solution to all acne-related problems. The tree tree oil present in it helps unclog the pores, tighten them and purify the skin.
Sunscreen is a non-negotiable, everybody knows that. A product that doesn’t leave any white cast, smells incredible, is travel-friendly, and blends into the skin easily, is all anybody asks for. And the POPxo Beach Bum Ultra-Light Sunscreen Spray SPF 50, delivers!
For The Makeup Enthusiast
Let’s be honest, almost no look is complete without kajal or kohl. The Kiko Milano Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner is a super-dark pigment that’s long-lasting so you don’t need to worry about touch-ups and applies smoothly.
The e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter is currently one of the best foundations in the business. It also has skin-loving ingredients that make it the best of both worlds!
The Cosmic Glow Highlighter Duo from SimplyNam, like its name suggests, delivers an other-worldly glow. It’s lightweight and doesn’t dry out the skin either.
NARS launching in India was by far the biggest beauty news of the year. A solid and fool-proof gift for any makeup lover would be the iconic Orgasm blush that has a satin finish and looks so natural on the cheeks!
The MAC Locked Kiss 24hr Lipstick is extremely pigmented and transfer-proof. A perfect product to apply for a long night of card parties, since it requires no touch-up.
The Urban Decay Naked 3 Mini Palette is one of the most versatile palettes out there. It can be used both, every day and for special occasions. It’s also easy to travel with and oh-so-pigmented!
The L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara is not only affordable but also does its bit. It gives the lashes so much volume, giving them a fluttery, feathery effect. Plus, it doesn’t flake, clump up and requires only one coat to make all the difference.
As if a makeup list is complete without Charlotte Tilbury. If you’re catering to a beauty enthusiast who is also a Bollywood buff, you can’t go wrong with the Pillow Talk. It went viral for several reasons, including the fact that it’s Alia Bhatt’s favourite lipstick.
For The Haircare Enthusiast
A constant worry most of us face is losing hair. And if we have tons of hair, frizzy hair, dandruff, and scalp issues are all tertiary issues that crop up with time. Here’s something for that person who’s always worrying about their hair.
The Moroccan Oil Treatment has gained cult status. It not only acts as a heat protectant, it also controls frizz, boosts shine, has a non-sticky formula that’s perfect for every hair type.
Rosemary Oil is one of the best ways to boost hair growth and volume. The Clensta Rosemary Hair Growth Oil With Vitamin E keeps the scalp healthy, promotes hair growth and healthy hair and leaves the hair with a shine post-shampoo. It’s truly transformational for the mane!
A mild shampoo that’s perfect to use every day, is a necessity of sorts when you’re living in a tropical country like we are. The Milk Shake Daily Frequent Shampoo hydrates the hair making it soft, without drying it out despite using it every day.
A great hair mask that’s managed to maintain its status by delivering splendid results, is the L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Liss Unlimited Hair Mask. Trust me, it’s worth every penny and doubles as a hair conditioner as well.
Scalp issues like itching and dandruff are other common side effects of living in a tropical country. The Kerastase Specifique Potentialiste Hair & Scalp Serum restores balance to the scalp and soothes it. A little goes a long way with this product which makes it last for months together!
Wondering what to give that person who’s always wanted a makeover but is too scared to try it? We present to you, the easiest way to get a makeover – a change in hair colour! The Schwarzkopf Colour Specialist Permanent Hair Colour has shades that are perfect for the Indian skin tone, with some brighter shades that will give a new glossier look to those with darker or black hair. It’s also perfect for touch ups!
For The Body Care Enthusiast
The Find Your Happy Place Wrapped In Your Arms Body Scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth, plump and so much brighter. It helps remove stubborn tan lines while nourishing the skin and not trying it out completely.
For a squeaky clean feeling every single day, the Aqualogica Radiance+ Squishy Shower Gel does the trick. It refreshes, brightens, and makes your bathing experience feel like a spa thanks to its fruity scent!
The Vaseline Gluta-Hya Dewy Radiance body lotion promises to make the skin lighter, get rid of stubborn tan lines, and blend seamlessly into the skin. Plus, it’s so affordable and a brand that’s been around for ages.
For The Perfume Enthusiast
Trust us, the person you’re gifting this to will truly feel like a Goddess after just one spritz. The Burberry Goddess Eau De Parfum has a unique gourmand scent with notes of vanilla, and lavender. A feminine scent for an ultra-feminine lady.
The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62 Bum Bum Hair & Body Mist has notes of salted caramel. It’s uplifting scent will make you smell like a dessert and honestly, who doesn’t love that?
And Gift Sets For The One Who Wants It All
Swiss Beauty’s Limited Edition Influencer Makeup Box has practically everything a makeup enthusiast needs, at a steal deal!
Rare Beauty is another brand that’s truly worth all the hype. The Blush And Glow 4-Piece Mini Set is practically the only thing needed for a glow-up. It has all the viral products from the Soft Pinch Blush, to the Positive Light Luminizer in two different shades, depending on the look you’re going for.
The Gingham scent from Bath & Body Works has no haters. The Gingham Love Shower Gel, Body Cream & Mist Combo is all that anybody needs to feel clean and smell incredible. It’s love at first sight with this set!
Have you ever heard anybody decline a spa session? Thought as much. The L’Occitane Almond Home Spa Gift Set is an easy choice since you don’t really need to head out to get a spa, you can just DIY.
I’m going to be sending this extensive list to everybody I’m celebrating Diwali with and so should you! It’s time to put a stop to all those mithais and gift something that can actually be used, no?
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