Ankita’s Top Ten Favorites at Sale Prices!
Like you, our favorite blogger Ankita Chaturvedi from Corallista, was equally excited about Nykaa’s Freedom Sale. Without too much prompting, she shared her Top Ten favorites that she plans on buying this week.
Flaming Kiss is a beautiful orange-based red that is very flattering on Indian complexions. This is the first orange toned red that I've loved because it brightens up my face beautifully. The creamy matte formula glides easily over lips and stays on for hours without drying out lips. Another plus; the color is great for pairing with ethnic outfits as well.
If matte lipsticks are not your cup of tea, you will love this super moisturizing, glossy liquid but slightly thick formula. It stays on your pout and doesn’t vanish with a cup of coffee! Tangerine Sonate is a soft coral that’s great for everyday wear as it adds a lovely peachy coral hue to the lips and warms up the face. This is my current go-to lip color for daily wear!
Lip Crayons have had their moment in the limelight and I’ve tried several of them. The one color that I love for all occasions is Foxy Amber from Max Factor which is a pretty rose pink color. The formula is smooth and hydrating on the lips, the color is saturated enough to even out pigmented lips and the soft glossy finish adds a healthy look to your pout. Recommended for all skin tones!
If there's one product that I would always repurchase from Maybelline, it's their gel liner. This creamy, highly pigmented, long lasting gel liner has been a staple in my kit for many years. A fraction of the cost of high end liners and just as good, I highly recommend this to everyone! It comes with its own brush so you don't have to invest in one separately.
While I love the black and brown variants of the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal, my favorite has to be the shade Green. It’s a deep emerald green color that looks gorgeous on brown eyes. I like to use it smudged on the lid as a base to bring the dullest green eye shadows to life! The formula is soft and creamy, super pigmented and stays on well once it sets.
An earth toned blush is a must-have in every woman’s makeup collection! Whether you like a natural flush or need a soft color to pair with a smoky eye, this color works well however you wear it. The color is neither too brown nor too orange with just the right color balance to add soft warmth to the cheeks. I reach for this every time I want a soft, natural look.
Textured nail polishes are all the rage right now and you can’t go wrong with Maybelline's top coats from the new Rebel Bouquet collection. These polishes contain vibrant flecks of colored confetti in a clear base that can be used over regular nail colors to jazz up your look. My top two favorites are Unmellow Yellow and Blue Beats.
Maybelline's Color Show nail color range is the best budget nail polish range in the Indian market! The color range is quite vast but if I had to pick just one shade, I would go with Coral Craze which is a soft coral hue that looks polished yet colorful on nails. The color is suitable for all occasions and works across age groups. Neither bright nor dull!
I love Ardell lashes and when I was preparing for my wedding makeup, I decided on these lashes from the Runway collection for my reception. They are high quality and can be reused with proper care. The lashes add enough volume and length to add an oomph factor to makeup without looking too editorial or runway. I love a lush look when it comes to lashes and I always keep a pair of these lashes handy for special occasions!
My last pick from the sale is the Tanjore Rush eye shadow quad from Lakme. Each one of us gets dolled up during the festive season or when there’s a wedding in the family and this eye shadow quad works beautifully with Indian wear. The jewel toned colors are perfect for evening makeup and the mix of purple and green with the gold and copper lends lots of variety! What’s more, the eye shadows are buttery soft with excellent color pay off!
By Ankita Chaturvedi, beauty blogger and author of Corallista.com, a one stop destination for beauty reviews, looks and tutorials.