What I love most about the beauty space? There’s always something new to look forward to; so much so that it might get a tad bit tough to even keep track of all the fabulous trends, ingredients, and formulas out there! Well, not anymore. I have been scouring the vanity shelves everywhere in search of the hidden gems with the most magical textures, potency etc.—and boy, have I hit the beauty jackpot; think magnetic masks, jelly-textured highlighters, non-flaky mascaras and more that’s anything but basic.
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Love: The Jelly-like texture and the water-to-matte finish
It's not just the satisfying jiggly jelly-like texture that makes this highlighter so sought after. It's how featherlight it feels on the skin and the impressively realistic finish you get when you are wearing it. For me, the transition from jelly (water-based) to a glowy matte finish is nothing short of a miracle. Oh, and it’s enriched with snow mushroom extracts, meadowfoam extract and jojoba seed oil for efficient skin conditioning. Did I mention it’s vegan and also suitable for all skin types? I can go on and on...
Love: The magnetic technology
Move over sheet masks, we have a new contender. Enter e.l.f’s magnetic mask that uses an iron-based formula and magnetic tool to help extract impurities, brighten skin and minimize the appearance of pores. The formula is infused with key antioxidants, carrot seed oil, sunflower seed oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, and argan oil to help replenish the skin. Result: Skin that’s clean, soft and recharged. This is nothing but science at its best!
Love: The clump-free and non-flaky formulation
There are regular mascaras and then there is this. Tailor-made for straight lashes (like mine), the Nykaa Lash Talk Curl Power Curling Mascara grabs, separates, lifts and curls (up to 45 degrees) without clumping and flaking. Effortless to apply, the unique brush evenly coats your lashes from root to tip without weighing them down. So, if you want a no falsies lash look, give these mascaras a go! PS: this one is also vegan and cruelty-free.
Love: The fact that it has crazy skincare benefits
If you live for skincare, then this one’s just what your beauty kit has been missing. While the foundation itself will render your skin pore less and porcelain-like, the genius ingredients will impart skincare benefits like no other; think: Replexium to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and MossCellTec No. 1 to boost hydration. If you couldn’t tell this by now: I am completely obsessed and live in this foundation.
Love: The super potent plumping formula
While there are many out there that promises you the most luscious pout, this one actually does the job way better. This fast and dramatic super plumper infused with atelocollagen, marine filling spheres, nourishing avocado and jojoba oils, and antioxidant Vitamin E instantly inflates even the skimpiest lips in a jiffy. I wear it as a lip gloss or sometimes layer it with my favourite lipstick when I need a little pick-me-up. Let’s put it this way: It is the closest thing you can get to a lip filler without having to actually get them done. Sold.
Love: That it has Chlorophyll in its ingredient list
If you have been on the lookout for a new potent gel moisturizer, then your search ends here. Enriched with centella asiatica, horsetail extract and chlorophyll, the calming and soothing gel moisturiser has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that protect and heal the skin; plus, antioxidants that fight the signs of ageing and reduce breakouts. You can also use this as an overnight treatment for your skin. Brownie points for the recycled packaging that’s 99% plastic-free.
Love: The ultra-creamy texture
This one will transform you into a Brazilian goddess, we promise. Featuring an ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments it smoothes skin texture, brightens skin tone and delivers a gorgeous bronze finish; the incredibly creamy and soft texture combines the best features of a powder and cream bronzer, to deliver a lit-from-within tropical glow unlike any other. And that’s not all. It’s also packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition, and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft. We rest our case.