#HauteList: The Best Beauty Launches Of January 2017
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.
Gold IS the new black with this collection. L’Oréal Paris’ Gold Obsession by Color Riche range is the definition of shimmer — with their eye shadow palette being the highlight. The palette comes with a range of 10 colours, which give it that summery, party vibe. Take your eye game from boardroom to party central with one super pigmented eye palette. The colour payoff might not be too great, but it is perfect if you’re looking for a subtle shadow effect. Whether you go smokey or colourful, the pigments are uber blend-able and of course, since the palette is ‘gold’, it has a shiny sheen to it.
2. Innisfree Jeju Camellia Body Oil (Rs 1,500)*
We know that we are exiting our lovely winters and slowly creeping into spring, but that shouldn’t stop you from moisturising your skin. Innisfree’s Jeju Camellia Body Oil nourishes your dry skin deeply, allowing for a supple effect. Fuss free, unlike any other oil, this one doesn’t contain the thick and sticky finish that you would find in the usual — instead, it is absorbed quickly and forms a protective barrier on your skin. And guess what, the aroma of the Camellia flower just adds that relaxing, spa-like element to it. Talk about going all out!
*Available at Innisfree stores across India.
3. Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Foundation (Rs 2,650)*
If you’re looking for that no-makeup makeup, then this is your ideal solution! Clinique’s Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF 15 is one that balances all your base needs — it controls oil, while providing a silky texture that hydrates your skin and also protects it from those harmful rays. Whether you’re going for a sheer finish or full-coverage, this product can be built-up, giving you whatever your heart desires. If you’re suffering from breakouts as well, fret not! The Laminaria Saccharina Extract helps with troubled areas, especially oil control around that sebaceous T-zone.
*Available at Clinique stores and counters across India.
Class and elegance is what Caitlyn is about, and that is precisely what her collection reflects. With classic shades in her name, the Caitlyn MAC collection is the epitome of graceful. If you’re looking for that luxurious and oomph-atic pout, then the Authentic Red from her selects is probably your best bet. With a finish that’s not too matte and not glossy, the cream-sheen effect has that perfect balance that will keep those lips looking fresh constantly. As we’ve always said, you can NEVER go wrong with a classic red — so get your hands on this hue of scarlet and you will NOT regret it.
Metallic shades are so in right now, so why not give this lip colour a try? The colour is highly pigmented with elements of gold shimmer! Of course it is not your go-to everyday lipstick, but if you’re looking to make a statement, this would be perfect. Due to its very creamy texture, it can double up as an eye shadow pigment or even a mini-highlighter. If you’re going for something bold and shiny, you shouldn’t give this one a miss.
6. Maybelline Micellar Water (Rs 425)*
When it comes to makeup cleansing, micellar water does the work best. A 4-in-1 solution to all your skincare needs, this product removes all your makeup, while cleansing, hydrating, and soothing your lovely skin. A wild rumour suggests that not removing your makeup before bed ages your skin 7 years and although we know that it might be a massive myth, this bad habit will definitely ruin your glowing skin. So, act fast and make sure you remove every ounce of product that rests within with Maybelline’s Micellar Water!
*Available at Maybelline counters across India.
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