Since starting ‘The Beauty Bag’ feature I’ve covered months worth of beauty-based ground from lovely lippies to complexion perker-uppers and pretty much everything in between, so this time round I’ve decided to do something a little different and instead have tried, tested and tossed out the bad and left in the good of my August favourites. Forget the rest, here’s what’s worth a swatch, pump or flick through when you spot ’em:
Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze and Brighten – Flush – Rs.850. They did it with their original cream blush formulation and now they’re doing it again. Same texture. Same finish. But in a universally cheek pinching trio that’s adjusts perfectly well to Indian complexion. On me the blush blends out to a doll-like pink and I rather like it paired with lashings of mascara and a pared down base.
BeYu Black Mirror Long-Lasting Liner*. You may be a little surprised to see an eyeliner in this line-up, but after having a sneak peak at the latest BeYu drop, this is the star of the show. Inky and smudgy but in a formula that sets once you’ve moved it into the appropriate smoke-level and with an applicator that draws on just the right thickness of line; it’s a good one for liner pros and noobs alike.
Faces Hi-Shine Nail Enamel in Rust – Rs.229. It’s sort of the black sheep of the collection but is quite bizarrely my favourite – everyone needs a decent rusty polish in their stash.
Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RS452. The packaging is so sleek and most of the shades are great. It’s worth giving RS452 a test. It’s just as promising as you’d expect and the tube looks so luxe when you take it out in public.
BeYu Colour Catch Eye Palette in Mermaid Blue*. Pretty palettes. Shimmer. One of the 23 quads Mermaid Blue pretty much ticks all the boxes; a blue-tinged offering that serves a day to night eye look perfectly. Perhaps one to look in to if you’ve always coveted one of their quads.
Forest Essentials Ayurvedic Herb Enriched Head Massage Oil Bhringraj – Rs.1195. Aside from the odd dollop of Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothing Serum being smoothed through my locks they rarely see a smidge of moisture so this was a welcome addition to my lineup. Formulated with bhringraj and black sesame oil – I’d hand on my heart say it’s the best hair oil I’ve come across. No grease, no lankness and no ‘damn I have to wash my hair again’ tendencies.
So there’s a serving with so much awesomeness it’s completely OK to be salivating right now. What’s grabbing my eye the most? That Faces polish – time to stick two perfectly rust manied fingers up to the usual autumn trends.