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#HauteList: The Best Beauty Launches Of August 2017

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There’s never a dull day in Beautyville. There are tons of products hitting the shopping aisles Every. Single. Day. Products that promise nothing but the best, begging you to upgrade your beauty game.

While a true-blue beauty junkie will swear that it takes nerves of steel to not wilfully go bankrupt, one has to ask the pertinent question: are these products worth the hype? That’s where we come in.

In our monthly Best of Beauty series, we go through the process of rounding up some of the best new releases in skincare, haircare, makeup, the works. We sift through the gimmicks and tall claims, and present to you products that definitely live up to the hype.

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1. L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation (Rs 1,250)

Cushion foundations are all the rage right now! So why is it so great? Well, cushion foundations have the product already pre-soaked in it, which makes it more efficient to use. Giving you a fresh and natural radiance, the coverage is buildable and can go from being sheer to medium.

The light texture avoids clogging of pores, which works great for all skin types, especially oily skin. Available in six different shades, L’Oreal’s True Match formula will give you that perfect match to your skin colour.


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2. Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundations (Rs 750)

Argan Oil has been a beauty go-to for centuries now, originating all the way in Morocco. This century-old ingredient is used for various reasons and is known as “liquid gold”. Lakme brings to you this miracle oil through its serum foundations, that will give you that amazing skin finish, along with a dewy glow.

It’s silky fluid texture allows for smooth application, providing a flawless base for your skin. Containing SPF45, it’s suitable to use as your everyday foundation, even when you step out in the heat. If a glowing face is what you really want to achieve, then Lakme’s latest Argan Oil range should be your next buy!


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3. Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lipstick (Rs 550)

Go bold or go home this season with Maybelline’s latest lipstick range. Consisting of 13 bold hues, the colours aren’t your average go-to. If you’re one who likes to take risks and experiment with various shades, then don’t give this collection a miss.

With a creamy matte finish, the formula is enriched with honey nectar that leaves your lips feeling soft and luscious.


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4. L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray (Rs 600)

Ever been too lazy to get your butt to your nearest salon to get a root touch up? Well, for times like those, L’Oreal has come out with a cool new root concealer, that will hide your greys temporarily in an instant!

All you need to do is spray, wait a few seconds till it dries and voila! your hair is ready to hit the town. It’s lightweight and doesn’t transfer once on your hair — the colour stays on till your next wash.


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5. IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet (Rs 1,295)

Get that perfect smokey eye with IsaDora’s latest eyeshadow palette. Super pigmented and crease resistant, this eye shadow quartet is your quick answer to all your smokey eye needs. With four colours in this little palette, you can easily get that perfect colour gradient.

A long-lasting product, if you’re looking to get that sexy, smouldering eye on, give this mix-and-match a try!


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6. Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation (Rs 575)

A foundation that’s pretty lightweight, Nykaa’s SKINgenius foundation is perfect. A long-lasting formula, this foundation is apt for everyday use — it leaves your skin feeling fresh and radiant.

With a Polylift technology and infused Hyaluronic Acid, it sculpts your face while lifting your skin, leaving it feeling super-hydrated. Swipe it on and get your flawless base and glow on point.


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7. Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer (Rs 850)

Want that ultra defined lip colour? Revlon’s latest lip lacquer will give you those fuller, sexier lips with an extra touch of high-gloss finish. With a bouncy lightweight feel to it, the formula is the brand’s famous high definition gel formula.

Great colour payoff with an awesome texture, the HD lip lacquer is a great break from your usual mattes.


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