Sunday, May 17, 2020

My 5 Make-up Essentials!


I love make-up and while I have loads of different products in my vanity, there are 5 products that are total essentials for me. With these 5 I can also whip up a basic look in a jiffy, and so today in this blog post, I am sharing with you the 5 make-up products that I can't do without!

1. Concealer

A concealer is a saviour. No other make-up products can mask your blemishes, dark circles, age spots or any other imperfections on your skin better than a concealer. In fact if you are that kind of a woman who is always on the go and has no time for all the steps of make-up especially the base, then the concealer is also a product that you should swear by! When you are running late or just feeling too lazy to apply your base properly or don't like applying layers of the base, just dab on a little concealer, preferably with a brush, under your eyes, on the corners of your mouth, and on the sides of your nose, and you are good to go. I swear by the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer because its a super concentrated formula (MAGIC formula) where the goji berry and haloxyl help to erase the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, while visibly reducing the appearance of puffiness around the eyes.

2. Pressed Powder

A pressed powder is perfect as a light cover-up while setting the base and also as a finishing powder. Since I have dry skin, it requires a light pressed powder. The MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder fits my requirement as it is really light, sheer, silky, not at all chalky(micro-fine) and has the ability to last on the skin for over 6 hours of use, keeping the skin looking fresh and flawless. For a person like me, who mostly has no time for touch-ups and likes the natural look, there couldn't be a better powder to carry in my make-up pouch. Also it sets my foundation and concealer perfectly without an over done look and that I what I love about it. I have been using it for over 10 years now.

3. Blush

Blushes are perfect to add colour to the face and nice flush to the cheeks. A touch of pink/rose/peach blush can absolutely brighten up your make-up. They also do a good job of making patchy dry skin look healthier. I use blushes from multiple brands like MAC, LakmΓ©, Oriflame, Estee Lauder and Nudestix. 

4. Gel Eyeliner/Kajal

As I wear contact lenses, I need waterproof options as far as eyeliner/kajal is concerned and so I prefer using waterproof gel eyeliner on my lids and lower lash line so that it doesn’t smudge or smear. A gel eyeliner is super easy to apply and also gives a natural and soft look. It has the absolutely perfect consistency for making a winged eyeliner as well. I use the Maybelline one in black and the L'OrΓ©al one in dark blue.

5. Hydrating Lipstick

I love subtle pink lipsticks for the natural look, and for daily wear I like to use the hydrating ones. The Clinique Lip Colour + Primer is my absolute favourite and I never run out of stock of these. Not only does it have amazing colour pay off but it also has a smoothing primer which keeps your lips moisturized all the time. You can say bye bye to chapped lips while sporting some pretty colours.

With these 5 make-up essentials of mine, I am totally sorted, and they are good enough to put on a basic make-up look to step out for work, coffee or errands. During the lockdown, they do complete justice to the minimal make-up that I need to do for zoom calls, shoots or my lives. What are your make-up essentials that you totally can't do without?

This marks the 17th post of my May 2020 Blogging Challenge, which also means that in the history of my blog, this is the highest numbers of blog posts done in a single month. Wow! New achievements always feel great, don't they? It's now your turn to submit your blog post links for 17th May 2020. Looking forward to reading your posts! 😍😍

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1 comment:

  1. Love this post Richa <3 For me it's always the foundation, kajal, mascara, and a bright lipstick that makes my go-to make essentials. Thank you for sharing this!

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