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Pink Friday Luxe Hauls That’ll Give You More Bang For Your Buck

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Pink Friday is officially Haul-iday season. And I’m weak when it comes to luxe products with % off tags attached to them. Here’s why. Firstly, when I go for a luxe products, I know without a doubt that my product will have great ingredients. Secondly, I can bank on the fact that superior technology has gone into creating those products, and finally, I’m no match to the allure of their packaging. So, if there’s a deal on luxe products, I will lunge at them. Here are my lunge-worthy picks that have special promotions running this Pink Friday

Kiehl’s Creamy Under Eye Treatment with Avocado

I have tried every under-eye treatment out there, and I can conclusively say that nothing works as well as this. I’ve had under eye bags and pigmentation for as long as I can remember, and this treatment was the magic wand that cast a concealment charm on them. Within a week I found the darkness and puffiness visibly less, thanks to the goodness of Avocados. More than a millennial favorite, Avocados are packed with natural oils that penetrate the skin and reduce wrinkles and puffiness while the beta carotene fades pigmentation.  

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

True to its name, this is the epitome of comfort oils. It hydrates, without the need for reapplication like you tend to do with lip balms. Plus, it imparts a glossy finish without the stickiness. All you get are subtly stained lips, that jive perfectly with the on-trend minimal makeup look. This Lip Oil gives you just the right tincture of colour AND a luscious, plump effect. Even after hours of application, it continues to hydrate thanks to its tantalizing mix of  Hazelnut, Jojoba and Raspberry.  

M.A.C. Strobe Cream

Honestly, I don’t know how I wore my makeup without this product all these years. This cream truly changed my makeup game. It’s so versatile. The pearlescent formula acts as a stunning primer for days when I want to sport a glowy base, it doubles up as a creamy and natural highlighter, and most days I just mix it in with my moisturiser and call it a day. What I love the most about this product, other than the sleek packaging and its lit from within MO, is that it is available in five shades, which works for a range of skin tones and gives you just the right amount of sparkle.  

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

A feat in innovative beauty products, if there ever was one! At first I was sceptical, but was converted after the very first use. Although it says ‘Balm’, the minute it meets your skin—because of its natural heat—the balm starts turning into an oil and melts everything away. I mean everything, including water-proof mascara and matte lipstick. What seals the deal for me is that it also has cleansing properties that minimise the effects of city life like pollution after a day outdoors. It truly does help me take the day off.  

Guerlain Meteorites Base

A gorgeous amalgamation of technology and beauty, the Guerlain Meteorites Base often has the words “Holy Grail” attached to it. This sumptuous liquid boasts Guerlain’s signature Stardust technology, which means it uses ground celestial powders that have a blurring effect on skin the minute light hits your face. And blur it does. Now faking an even-toned, flawless visage within a couple of minutes of applying it either as a primer under your foundation or just by itself, just got easier. The gel formula works like a dream on my combination skin, which is pigmented around my chin and forehead, leaving it with an illuminated and nourished appearance.  

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step1 Skin Equalizer Primer (Peach)

If you have dark circles, then this is going to be right up your alley. Although you’re meant to use as an all-over-the-face primer, I use it just on my dark circles like a colour correcting primer before applying concealer. It evens out my skin tone and controls excess sebum production. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and leaves me with radiant under-eyes. I never thought this was possible until this bad boy walked into my life. Packed with the goodness of hyaluronic acid, it also acts as a great hydrator for tired eyes- perfect for those SOS eye days.  

Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper and Hair Touch Up

Easily, one of the most underrated products in my handbag, this has been my niftiest find this year. Easy, convenient and effective, my trifecta when it comes to beauty products, this ticks all the boxes. I, like many others, hate the feeling of brow gels that make me feel like my brows have been glued together. This brow shaper gives you a natural hold but stays put for hours. For someone who has thick brows like mine, all you have to do is whip it out, comb those hairs in place and voila, you have brows that look soft, groomed and polished. On days I want more defined brows, I use a brow filler and follow-up with this for a more striking look.  

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