6 Must have makeup products

Lakme absolute blur perfect makeup primer

This is my go to for quick get ready sessions. I have a combination skin and this is absolutely perfect to keep the base firm. The matte finish helps blur the imperfections and gives an even tone. You can use this post a moisturizer or even skip moisturizer when you use this.


It’s lightweight and makes it easy to blend. It lasts long and gives waterproof effect.


The only con that I found during usage is it leaves a residue.

Price : 489 for 30ml

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Maybelline fit me matte + poreless compact powder

This helps minimise open pores and gives overall matte effect. It keeps in tact for long . It can be used standalone or on top of foundation. Both ways stays good.


Non comedogenic, stays long, SPF 28, affordable and varied shades.


May dry out skin so not advisable for people with dry skin.


495 for 8.5gm

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Swiss beauty baked blusher and highlighter

Highlights immediately with a smoother shimmering shine. It keeps the blush natural and healthy and makes skin look gorgeous.most importantly you won’t feel like you’re wearing heavy makeup. The transparent pigments which are infused give much radiance to cheeks.


Easy to blend, affordable and long lasting


If you have a dusky tone this wouldn’t suit. Buy if you make your base lighter you can try this.

Price : 245 for 7g

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Lakme insta liner black

This has been my choice right from when I was in school. Though there have been many variations in colour and the form of eyeliner, this is my go to for the natural look. This is one product that can change your look from a next door neighbour to dramatic diva. If you are a beginner you will never skip buying this henceforth.


The applicator brush is of good length to hold, long lasting, waterproof and smudge proof.



Price 98 for 9ml

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Sugar cosmetics Kohl of honour intense kajal

The tip is very precise and glides along the contour and gives the dramatic appeal. It stays good for 12 hours because of wax base.


It’s waterproof, smudge proof ,stays for 12 hours.



Price 236

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Sugar cosmetics smudge me not liquid lipstick

The main reason would definitely be the choice of shades. Mary Poppins, scarlette o Hara are my favorites. I love the long lasting coverage and the varied choice when I go in for the combo packs.


Long lasting, smudge proof and waterproof.



Price 799 for 4 minis with a pouch

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Things to keep in mind before purchasing makeup

  • Choose products according to skin type. If you have sensitive skin, avoid artificial fragrance , parabens and alcohol.
  • Choose products according to skin tone. Very important to know your skin undertone when buying foundation and concealer.
  • Choose products that suit your need of skin coverage like light medium and full.
  • Check staying power especially in face makeup. The longer it stays the better is the outcome.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.’

Valentine’s Day gifts for the makeup lover- sustainable gifting options

Ever since I posted about skincare or makeup products that harm the environment as part of my #causeachatter project last year, I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries on options that are alternatives and that are sustainable too.

Sustainable fashion has now become a trend everybody follows suit. Procuring or buying only what you want has made people take wise decisions when it comes to shopping. A lot of people have also considered picking up from thrift stores and also donating clothes to the same which they deem wouldn’t be of much use to them.

Gone are the days people raised eyebrows when you mentioned thrift store. Now that every tom, dick and harry has consented and following sustainability, it’s a sign that we are moving towards a cleaner planet.

So if fashion is sustainable, the next thing that should would be makeup and skincare . Brands have adopted strategies that make their production more versatile to save planet policies.

Not only brands consumers have also been able to make the switch after seeing the awareness and it’s benefits. They’ve started to be picky and choosy and most importantly particularly stress on clean beauty or sustainable beauty brands that they would want to purchase from.

With Valentine’s Day just right around the corner, here are some sustainable beauty gifting options for the makeup lover.

Reusable makeup cleansing pads/ makeup removal towels

Wipes have been a major contributor to pollution. With the fact that they are not degradable for over years it’s high time we make the switch to cleansing pads. These pads are reusable and also helpful in removing tough makeup.

Here are two of my favourites.

Earthy rhythm – click here to buy

Simply nam – click here to buy

Magic cotton pads or removal pads

Quite often we also use wipes scented to keep the skin fresh. A pack of wet wipes is surely a constant in most women’s handbags. Now worry not as these cotton magic pads not only enrich your skin cause it has olive oil but also helps in makeup removal as well.

Dromen co – click here to buy

Blush sheets

As much as there is innovation in every field makeup industry doesn’t fall back as well. Instead of carrying a pouch with products and brushes here’s to just carrying an envelope. These blush sheets helps in fixing your makeup in one swipe. The sheet absorbs excess oil and makes skin appear fresh and supple.

Dromenco blush sheets – click here to buy

Green beauty or clean makeup

Brands on the quest for making makeup products safe also lead to a lot of products that deliver maximum results and are great on the skin. Cruelty free, toxin free and environmental safe products are being produced and here’s to sharing my favorite brand. Daughter earth is my recent find and I’d definitely recommend.

Lip and cheek tints – click here to buy

Concealer – click here to buy

Cleansing balm

Last but not least, the makeup remover category has been my recent obsession. I’ve been discovering new products that help make the process easier. Mine being a combination skin oil cleansing to remove does not always work 100% for me. I’m sure many would face the problem too. That’s when you use a cleansing balm that helps make the process of makeup removal much easier. These balms blend well and help in removing makeup much easily. Sharing two of my favorites here.

Earthy rhythm – click here to buy

Plum goodness e-luminence – click here to buy

A little self gifting doesn’t hurt so ladies why wait, gift yourselves this season cause we’re worth it.

Also gifting options that are a sustainable choice ensures that you think about the environment as well.

All the links shared above are not affiliate links. These are products which became my favorites post my personal purchase.

This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.”

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.’