#HauteList: The Best Beauty Launches In September 2016
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.
1. MAC Star Trek Face Powder (Rs 2,850)*
Oh MAC…you never fail to amuse us! First unleashing the trolls, and now this? To boldly go where no brands gone before, MAC, we salute you. A major shoutout to all the sci-fi fans out there, MAC’s new collection, based on the most-loved Star Trek, has us getting our geek on again. The face powder that could double up as a bronzer has a beautiful texture and a futuristic metallic finish to it. “Live long and prosper!”
*Available at MAC stores and counters across the country.
2. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Nude Library (Rs 15,600)*
In the season of all things nude, Bobbi Brown’s latest limited edition palette is definitely all your eyeshadow needs in one. To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, the nude library palette is a mix of 40 different eyeshadow shades, covering almost all textures and formulas. This palette is something you can definitely splurge on and not feel guilty about later on!
*Available at Bobbi Brown stores across the Mumbai and Delhi.
Infused with Argan Oil, the new Mythic Oil by L’Oréal Professionnel is your answer to a mini hair-spa day at home. Suited for all hair types, especially frizzy hair, the product protects your locks from any damage, keeping them nourished throughout. It’s a simple solution to your royal needs. Apply it on damp hair, concentrating only on the ends your hair if your type is a little greasy. The texture of the product may seem heavy but once applied it leaves a shine on your tresses without all the actual ‘oil’.
4. Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup (Rs 3,500)*
#NudeIsNotNaked is what Estée is all about this time. The new cushion stick by the brand is probably one of the most miraculous products. With a sheer finish, this product perfectly matches practically any skin type and tone, giving you great coverage. It’s quite lightweight, not caking your skin in any way! I, for one, hate it when foundation is crazy heavy, but I feel this product gives you the right amount coverage without making it obvious…hence the perfect hashtag by the brand!
*Available at Estée Lauder stores across the country.
Kajal…every desi girl’s first makeup love! This intense kajal-esque eyeliner glides smoothly on to your eyes, leaving you with one sexy, dramatic look. Taking inspiration from the traditional kajal worn by the sub-continent of Asia and the Middle East, the formula of this eyeliner is highly pigmented, resulting in a deep and exquisite effect!
Don’t we all need a little mattifying effect in our lives, especially when the city heat takes over our skin? I’m in love with all things matte and this foundation does exactly what it is promises. Leaving you with a soft finish, the foundation offers great medium coverage, providing a nice velvet touch to your skin. For someone with oily skin, this product is a great try, as it lasts most of the day without requiring too many touch-ups.