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New Month, New Launches! These Stellar Global Offerings Are Now Available On Nykaa’s Cross-Border Store

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The onset of prime temps brings forth fresh energy and renewed enthusiasm — often prompting many to jump right into the extensive spring cleaning. I am no exception, but my idea of a thorough cleanse (of sorts) is pretty much constricted to reorganising my beauty cabinet. As you know (if you have been here before), I am a Beauty Editor with a job description which entails trying out a myriad of beauty products, reviewing and eventually writing about them - a legit explanation for an exceedingly crammed-up cabinet that I like rearranging and colour coding for sport. But not many are privy to the fact that I also, utilise this biannual exercise to swap my empties for never-used-before picks, trying brand new concoctions (beauty is not just my bread and butter, but also my passion), anything from Indian makes to freshly launched global brands and more!

And so, to fortify my knowledge of beauty labels from across the continents (or satisfy my urge to see these picks as collector’s items), I got my hands on the recent launches from Nykaa’s Cross-Border Store this time around. These up-and-coming names have been the talk of the town (across the seven seas), but I could never imagine acquiring them this easy! However, with Nykaa’s Cross-Border Store, an initiative that has adeptly bridged the gap— catering to the burgeoning demand of Indian consumers with beloved global brands — a series of tappity taps and these beauties were delivered right to my doorstep! Read more to find which of these have found a permanent spot in my vanity and why!

1. HINDASH Monochromance Gradient Palette

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HINDASH Monochromance Gradient Palette

Dubai-based classical - artist-turned MUA, Hindash – embarked on his entrepreneurial journey with a series of vegan, cruelty-free and formidable formulations that have disrupted the middle eastern beauty market. One such offering from the coveted line — the alluring monochromance gradient palette is no short of a revelation. The visionary artist has formulated this multipurpose palette with intent — in the interest of catering to both industry experts and novices alike. Boasting 6 hues, with a 24-shade payoff — the formula blends seamlessly, is long-lasting and has a second-skin feel. Getting your hands on this product is sure to awaken the deep-dormant artist within you!

2. Good light Moon Glow Milky Toning Lotion

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Good light Moon Glow Milky Toning Lotion

Bestowed with the Best Newcomer Award by SOKO, and many such accolades, the Good Light Toning Lotion has become an exceedingly sought-after offering in the skincare industry. For a recent debutante amidst the sea of pre-existing skincare gems, this appears as an incredible feat — a testament to the potency of the formulation. Imbued with HA, AHAs and Ceramides, the toning lotion tackles issues on multiple fronts, such as hydration, exfoliation and barrier strengthening. I have been putting it to great use for roughly a fortnight — my skin tends to drink up the lotion entirely! I have noticed a considerable improvement in the quality of my skin- lesser episodes of inflammation and irritation!

3. Lululun Precious Sheet Mask Moist - Red

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Lululun Precious Sheet Mask Moist - Red

Nothing like a sheet mask and a glass of wine after a long day of toil that helps you break away from the monotony whilst also nourishing the skin. This wonder product from the Land Of The Rising Sun, ensures the same by calming your chi and facilitating deep moisturisation of the skin within minutes- no fuss, no frills. I use it on days when my skin feels especially parched or coarse. The luxurious mask is touted as a phenomenal reverse-ageing treatment, ideal for long-term use. A must-try this season

4. naturaglace Skin Treatment Foundation - 1

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naturaglace Skin Treatment Foundation - 1

With an all-natural formula, the treatment forms a moisturising coating on the skin— keeping it hydrated from within while delivering an impeccable radiant finish on the outside. Infused with the goodness of sunflower seed oil, macadamia nut oil and deep sea hibiscus seed oil— this offering sits comfortably on the skin, feels light and isn’t prone to caking! Adept at drawing the natural lustre of the face, the foundation-treatment combo has emerged as an absolute favourite!

5. Boucleme Curl Cream

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Boucleme Curl Cream

Is this sight of untameable frizz making your heart sink? What if I told you that you could leverage the power of this mighty mess for gravity-defying, velvety curls? Trust me when I say- this infallible formulation which serves as a soft leave-in hold cream, is the perfect remedy for your mood and the mess. I have been using this curl cream on the reg and am happy to concur that it does live up to its reputation. Blessed with a full head of hair, you cannot imagine my exasperation when it refuses to cooperate. Using this offering over the last couple of days has made it more manageable and my curls? They have never looked better! You can also use it as a heat protectant before styling.

6. NOONI Lip Oil - Applecherry

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NOONI Lip Oil - Applecherry

Fuller lips with a juicy burst of colour? Sign me up, please! I got my hands on the apple cherry lip oil from NOONU and have never looked back. The ultra-moisturising formula hugs my lips and makes them appear super cushiony. It also grants a thin sheen-like coat which is never uncomfortable or greasy. I would recommend adding it to your vanity, right away!

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