This is list of stuff I’ve used a lot over the years and recommend repeatedly to my circle, and you all. I depend on some of these products a lot and have repurchased a few of them (Inglot lipsticks and Colorbar Kajals, I’m eyeing you!). And they all work. You’ll be glad you invested in these. Also, while some are not on a discount, they do come with offers that provide you with free kits/trial pots of products/other freebies.
Bath and Body
1.Vaadi Herbals Value Pack Of 3 Elbow-Foot Knee Scrub Soaps
For someone who has always wished that a pumice stone and soap were one. I love this soap and have been a fan for a 1.5+ years. Buy here.
2. Lushveda Anti-Acne Tea Tree, Neem & Clay Soap
For someone who suffers from body acne and needs a soothing but non drying organic soap to curb it. The clay controls sebum, tea tree and neem are antibacterial and prevent further acne. Get here.
3. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
For someone who is looking to try Vitamin C serum for the first time. It has 5% L-ascorbic acid which is extremely gentle and beginner friendly. Your gateway product for anti-ageing, as Vit C boosts collagen, brightens skin and improves texture. Buy here.
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
For someone who loves a lightweight water based moisturiser that will not weigh down your skin this summer. Full of hyaluronic acid which holds 1000x its weight in water. Get here.
5.The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum In Oil
For someone who wants to wake up with baby soft skin. This serum is infused in a dry oil that strengthens your skin’s barrier. Buy here.
6. La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40
For anyone who like a gel based sunscreen that does what it claims. Buy here.
7. LOreal Paris UV Perfect Super Aqua Essence SPF 50+ PA++++
For someone who is on a hunt for a lightweight sunscreen that doesn’t break you out. Comes in normal and tinted variants as well. Get here.
8. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X
For someone who loves a non-drying clay mask that WORKS. I’ve used it for two years. This and the Rose Calamine Mask by Innisfree are best non-drying masks that work to pull out all the gunk from your skin overtime. Use once a week. Get here.
9. Ducray Photoscreen Depigment
For someone who is struggling with hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and hard to remove tan. Also removes brown spots caused by photodamage. Get here.
10. ENN Revival – Jasmine & Mogra Facial Mist
For a quick pick me up mist that will keep you hydrated all day during the heat. Get here.
11. ENN Litt Up Insta Glow Mask Indian Ubtan
For someone who loves homemade ubtans as much as I do but cannot find the time to make it. This is organic, fresh, made in small batches to control quality and contains everything that your mom would put in your facepack. Buy here.
12. Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Focus Duo (24 Patches)
For someone who wants to shrink pimples overnight. Contains Q tip vials full of salicylic acid that helps dry out acne. Buy here. The best pimple patches I’ve ever used.
Complexion – Blush, Concealer, Contour, Foundation
13. Kiko Milano Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour
For someone new to contouring who needs a super blendable cream contour colour. Buy here.
14. Colorbar Cheekillusion Blush – 016 Sweet Scarlet
For someone who is looking for a universal blush shade that will give you a healthy flushed look. It’s a berry pink blush with mauve/brown undertones that will suit all Indian skintones. Get here.
15. NYX Professional Makeup Micro-Contour Duo Pencil
For someone who doesn’t want to splurge on contouring but wants to try a hand at it. Comes in different shades and has a highlighting end too. The shape makes it easy to get a sharp contour – specially for areas like nose. Get here.
16. NYX Professional Makeup Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette
For someone who is looking to colour correct, contour and mix and match concealers on the go. Perfect for travelling. Get here.
17. NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Highlighting Palette
For anyone who wants 6 blinding highlighters that can be worn down or built up for a wet, foiled, look. Get here.
18. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
For someone with a sweaty face who wants a satin finish complexion with a medium coverage that DOESN’T MELT OFF. Buy mini here or large here.
Eyes & Brows
20. Ardell Deluxe Pack 105 (With Applicator)
For someone who is trying to get a hand with false lashes. I have this in version 110. The glue is enough to last you ages and this kit has everything – you don’t need to buy anything separately. Buy here.
21. NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner
For someone who cannot be bothered by a liquid or gel liner, but wants the look. It stays put and has a precise tip that is user-friendly even for beginners. Buy here.
22. Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Kajal
For someone who wants gel eyeliner that’s budge proof in a pencil form. I swear by this stuff. This is the only pencil liner I ever use. (Have gone through 6 pencils of this!) Get here.
23. NYX Professional Makeup Tinted Brow Mascara
For someone who cannot be hassled with learning how a brow pencil or pomade works but wants a quick something-something for feathery, childlike brows. Get here.
24. MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow Palette – 1
For someone who wants a neutral palette that contains 9 shades for a neutral or a burgundy hued smokey eye. A great go to palette. Buy here.
25. NYX Professional Makeup Lid Lingerie Eye Tint
For anyone who wants some shimmer on their eyes but doesn’t want to layer on shadows, or hates powder eyeshadow in general. Gives a glowy natural look. My favourite is Rose Pearl. Get here.
26. Inglot Matte Lipstick – 410
For someone looking for the perfect universal pink-nude lipstick that is perfect for office or day wear. I also love 445 (a medium peach nude), 405 (a light pink nude) and 409 (a dark red). Get here.
27. The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain – 01 Pink Hibiscus
For someone who wants a natural flush that doesn’t look too over the top but gives you a vibe that fits a young 15 year old girl studying in a boarding school in Switzerland. Okay. Too specific, but you get the idea. Buy here.
27. Carmesi All Natural Sanitary Pads – Regular (30 Pads)
For someone who wants to make the switch from pads that are chemically loaded and made with non-biodegradable synthetic materials that are bad for health and environment, and wants a biodegradable, organic alternative. Trust me. You’ll never go back to traditional pads again. Comes with a biodegradable disposable bag too. Get a 30 here. Or get a 10 pack here.
28. Invisibobble Hair Ring – Crystal Clear – Pack Of 3
For someone who loves to tie their hair in a ponytails but hates the kinks in their hair made by the elastic. This also doesn’t tug your hair or hurt your scalp. Buy here.