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.

Pro

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

Con

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.

Pro

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

Con

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

Price

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.

Pro

Easy to blend, affordable and long lasting

Con

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.

Pro

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

Con

None

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.

Pro

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

Con

None

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.

Pro

Long lasting, smudge proof and waterproof.

Con

None

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.’