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#HauteList: The Best Beauty Launches Of February 2017

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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. Innisfree My Cushion Foundation (Rs 1,650)*

Innisfree is pretty much innovation redefined. Its all-new cushion foundation gives you numerous opportunities to custom-make your cushion. Yes, this foundation not only allows you to pick your shade, but also give you cute packaging and the perfect applicator for your skin. Interesting, right? This My Cushion foundation comes in shades that are divided for a dry skintone and for an oily skintone — the dry one suited to keep that glow going all day, while the one meant for oily skin allows for long-wear. And once the product is over, you don’t need to throw it out! Just replace the cushion and you have yourself a brand new foundation.

*Available at Innisfree stores across India.


2. Nykaa PaintStix Lip Colours (Rs 425)

Nykaa’s all-new lip collection is totally fab. Coming in 12 different shades, ranging from deep brown hues to nude tones, with pops of colour between the spectrum, PaintStix is literally a box full of makeup dreams. With the formula being between matte and creamsheen, the product glides on perfectly and creates a voluminous pout. It doesn’t dry out your lips but it doesn’t look uber buttery either. With a Vitamin E infused formula, the pigments are perfect for every skintone and type.


3. Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream (Rs 4,700)

IF you’re looking for a great anti-ageing cream, Kiehl’s is your answer. The thick texture of the cream visibly renews your skin and provides a smoother texture. Along with giving you a healthier look of radiance, it strengthens it, smooths out fine lines, and refines those pores to perfection. Consisting of Korean Ginseng Root, this key ingredient accentuates and accelerates cell renewal for that youthful vibrant glow, while the honey creates a barrier that works magic on those fine wrinkles and lines.


4. Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lipsticks (Rs 750)

If you’re looking for an uber glossy finish lipstick, these Argan oil-infused lip colours are your calling. These newly launched Lakmé Absolute Lipsticks consist Argan oil that help nourish your lips, along with giving you that vibrant lip shade you need. Argan oil softens your hair, right? So imagine the awesome effects it will have on your lips.


5. The Face Shop Chia Seed Toner (Rs 1,290)

The Face Shop has finally launched in India, guys — another Korean brand we need to add to our skincare regime. If your skin needs hydration, then this toner will work wonders for you. With moisturising properties that fills your pores with droplets of Chia Seeds (if it’s good to eat, it’s even better to apply), it deeply hydrates your skin. An ideal toner for the working girl, whose face needs a little help looking radiant and glowing.


6. Innisfree Camellia Essential Shampoo (Rs 800)*

Another Korean majesty, Innisfree’s new Camelia Essential Shampoo is a silicon-free product with Jeju (we love this already) camellia oil that rescues those damaged follicles. Richly nourishing hair that has been battered and beaten, this essentially revamps them roots and keeps your hair healthy and moisturised. If you’re one who constantly styles their hair, then this will re-do that month of damage and splits.

*Available at Innisfree stores across India.


7. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation (Rs 3,200)*

All about pursuing the quest for perfect skin, Lancôme’s Teint Idole Foundation has been revamped. Its high coverage formula consists of up to 40 shades, making the process of picking the perfect one for your skintone hella easier. Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation lasts 24 hours, like its predecessor; however, this time, the freshness of your makeup will last for hours, without losing that initial dewiness. Lancôme is known for its hydrating formulas, so this foundation is a win-win.

*Available at Lancôme counters across India.


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