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4 Years 4 Fantastic Picks

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I remember my first meeting with the Nykaa team. It was a rainy morning and there were ideas falling faster than raindrops on the window pane. And here we are, four years later, applauding the four fabulous, eventful years that have just whizzed by. Two hundred articles later, I decided to take a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about the beauty products that had me swooning. Scrolling through my rather long purchase history I’ve opted to list of four of my favorite items from each genre over the last four years.
1
PRIMER
Think of them as lingerie for your skin. They smooth, flatter, conceal and hold things in place, so that everything you put on top of them looks instantly better. These are my four picks of the best primers to blur wrinkles, mattify, minimise pores and even out skin tone
2
FOUNDATION
As a makeup student it was one of the most challenging tasks for me to get the right match for the right face type and skin tone. Typically makeup artists have more than one foundation in their kits. I’ve tried a “zillion” foundations thanks to Nykaa. These are my personal favorites.
3
LIPSTICK
Lipstick has always been a hot selling topic in the Beauty Book. I’m a junkie for lip products. But there are always a few go-to shades I invariably reach for at shoots or bridal makeovers. In fact, these top four shades always end up in the makeup pouches of my clients and friends.
4
MASCARA
No eye makeup is complete without mascara. If there is one product I want every woman in the world to own before a lipstick it is mascara. I have tried and tested many mascaras but among the many that I love, these four are simply the best!
5
BRONZER
Being a hardcore traveller I love the sun and the sea. But not everyone gets the chance to bake and nurture a glowing tan. Bronzing is yet a new trend in India but Nykaa’s always been in stride with trends worldwide. When it was most needed by me for a fashion show Nykaa was the only place I could get some good quality branded bronzers, that too in different textures. Here are my four fave picks.
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EYELINER
Eyeliners have always been a weakness. I remember playing with some great brands and textures while overseas. But it wasn’t always easy to get good brands here. I often landed up with low quality or fake liners. But all that changed when Nykaa came into being with the largest array of amazing liners. Here are my personal favorites.
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BRUSHES
If there is one thing I am crazy about in my kit, it’s my brushes. I remember the day when there weren't many quality brushes available in India… so every time id travel I’d go grazy at a makeup store. It was a treat when KENT Brushes came online in India with nykaa. It was like a revolution followed by many others. It’s most difficult though to pick just 4 brushes I can’t live without….but these are at the top of my list.
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