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#HauteList: The Best Beauty Launches Of August 2016

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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.


1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Powder (Rs 475)

Matte finish products are a girl’s best friend, especially when they’re trying to combat an oil mine on their face. The worst part of dealing with a combination to oily complexion? For me, it’s the unnecessary glow that accentuates my pores, making me look tired (not a good look on me at 11am while I am at work). Soaking up all the shine and hiding all those measly pores without causing breakouts, Maybelline New York’s Fit Me! + Poreless Powder leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh. Plus point — its natural skin-tone colour doesn’t make you look like you fell face-first into a sack of flour.

Available at Shoppers Stop & Lifestyle stores across India



2. L’Oréal Paris Glam Bronze Duo (Rs 850)

Want sun-kissed skin but do not have time to actually lay by the beach and sip a colada? Bronzers are the solution to your problem. L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Duo provides a good balance between shimmer and colour, which allows for that perfect tanned-goddess glow.

Available at Shoppers Stop & Lifestyle stores across India



3. Clinique Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub (Rs 3,250)

A must-have for every city girl, this 5-minute detox will be a lovely side-kick when you have to fight pollution and grime. The charcoal clay duo mask and scrub is an instant solution to remove the toxins, dirt, and grime, minimising the appearance of large pores. Do not let the price deter you busy ladies from investing in this miracle product.


Courtesy: M.A.C.

Courtesy: M.A.C.

4. M.A.C. Pro-beyond Twisted Lash Mascara (Rs. 1,850)

Don’t you hate it when your mascara doesn’t get into every nook and cranny of your lashes? I mean it has one job and that is to volumise and lengthen your lashes. M.A.C’s Twisted Lash Mascara with a bendable wand allows for easy application (so that you don’t have to get yourself in a twist) giving your lashes the full-coverage that it needs.

Available at M.A.C Cosmetics across India



5. Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer (Rs 487)

When it comes to setting your makeup, it’s all about having the right base. Priming should be an essential part of your routine, no questions asked! India’s favourite brand launched its first primer this month, the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer. It preps your skin, laying a flawless foundation on which to apply the rest of your makeup. Its smooth mattifying texture is light on your skin and avoids creasing. I love dual purpose products and this one also has a colour-correcting formula that ensures your makeup looks fresh all through the day. Adiós touch-ups!


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