We love finding out about new beauty products but it’s the products that top makeup artists swear by that has us fascinated. We called up some of our favorite makeup and beauty experts to ask them whichare the beauty products that they cannot do without. Find out more here and add their recommendations to your list too!
Chandni Singh, Delhi NCR
My must-have product is the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation. It gives long lasting coverage with a luminous glow without making it cakey. It diminishes fine lines & evens out the skin tone and takes minutes to feel like second skin!
Minee Khanna, Mumbai
Amongst my many favorite products, one that I would like to mention is the MAC Powerpoint pencil in Engraved. This waterproof black M.A.C. eyeliner pencil is deeply pigmented and glides on for a fine, precise line.
Nisha Sablok, Mumbai
My favorite beauty product is the Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Kohl because it does not smudge at all, and is waterproof. It is pitch black, which is perfect for an Indian outfit. It can be used for smokey eyes but you have to be really quick before it settles as its waterproof.
Shruti Sharma, Delhi NCR
Being a makeup lover, it is hard to pick just one product that I cannot live without but if I must take a pick, it would have to be gel eyeliner. It is such a versatile product. I can use it as an eye-liner, kohl or even do a smokey eye with it alone. It also serves as an excellent product to define the eyebrows! The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place gel eyeliner is really good. You can smudge it for a soft smokey effect or draw a clear line to define your eyes. It is safe for the waterline and once it’s dry after the application, its water proof, smudge proof and stays in place all day!
Shivani Sheth, Mumbai
I am always tempted to try new eye makeup products but my mainstay is the MAC Eye shadow in Nylon– a lovely ivory shade with a slight shimmer. I love it because its multi-purpose, I can use it on my eyes to give a nice fresh pop, it can be worn both during day and night and can also be used as a highlighter for the brow bone and cheek bone.
Heema Dattani, Mumbai
There are so many products I use over and over, but amongst all Bobbi Brown Skin foundation SPF 15 tops the list. It is truly a modern foundation that offers invisible-weightless coverage that looks like skin and not makeup. Its hydrating technology leaves the skin feeling cushioned, comfortable and clean. From warm ivory to honey, sand to natural tan shades, they have it all.
Tamanna Rooz, Hyderabad
The one product that I cannot do without is the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer. I use it at work too, the product does the magic when I want to erase / fill the pores to make the skin look smooth and glowing. It also creates the perfect canvas for foundation to blend well on the skin, giving it an overall radiant look.
Varsha Gidwani, Mumbai
The one product I cannot live without is a small makeup sponge applicator with 360 degrees of usable surface called the ‘Beauty Blender’– in fact I often quip that I will have a panic attack if it goes out of stock or gets discontinued. Blending is your friend especially when it comes to makeup for the flawless look. And this is my savior and I recommend it as a ‘must-have’!
Vejetha Anand (Swank studio), Bangalore
I cannot do without two products– Mac Prep+Prime and Mac Fix+. Using a good primer can change how makeup looks and feels on you. And Mac Prep+Prime calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, evens out skin redness,and improves the application of foundation or powder. MAC Fix+ is a skin refresher/finis
Amrita Sanghavi, Mumbai
The number one rule of beauty is to wear sunscreen every single day, irrespective of the season. And I can’t do with without Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ sunscreen. It is extremely sheer, lightweight and glides onto the skin smoothly. Unlike many sunscreens, this one does not add to the oil factor yet does not dry out the skin.