It is a rather exciting month for beauty addicts because May has showered many launches upon us. From makeup to skincare, this month is packed with newbies – some exciting, some innovative – that make for productive additions to your vanity. With transitional weather (cloudy and heatwaves in equal parts), most of these products help you survive the maddening climate too. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down and meet the latest beauty picks that deserve a spot in your shelfie.
iS Clinical Active Peel System
Meet the all-new two-step peel system from iS Clinical that treats the skin in just two steps, in fact just two pads. While the first pad is more like a target-based treatment while the second one is more hydrating. The duo comprises ingredients like copper tripeptides, AHAs and BHAs from fruits and an enzyme complex that exfoliates, hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, endowing multidimensional benefits. Some of which include boosted collagen production, minimised pores and wrinkles and improved skin texture.
PS: This is perfect to replace your nighttime skincare routine. Do not use any other product besides these two steps, when indulging in them.
Nykaa SkinRX Vitamin C Day Moisturizer
Before you think about the fact the brand had just launched moisturisers a while back, here’s the catch – these ones are oil-free. Super appropriate for the current hot and humid weather, this lightweight, gel-based cream is quick-absorbing and delivers decent moisture. This variant with vit C is best-suited for mornings, to keep sun damage at bay.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer
Looking for a new concealer that blends out like a dream? This creamy formula does exactly that without caking up, thanks to the watery texture that (still) very effectively conceals dark spots and blemishes plus neutralising any unevenness.
Nashi Argan Sun Oil
Let me tell you – Nashi Argan does one of the best argan oils out there that gives your hair a hug of *intense* nourishment. One of the most efficacious argan oil to smoothen locks, the best-selling oil has now been launched in a limited edition variant with UV protection infused in it, making it all the more better for this scorching season.
Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink
Revlon is out with yet another classic liquid lip that ties comfort and colour in one formulation, without even compromising minutely on either. With a high colour pay-off, this lippie wears comfortably and avoids all kinds of cracking and drying, courtesy of black currant seed oil. The best part? The creamy, shiny finish also has longevity. Plus, it’s available in some delicious colours.
Manish Malhotra Lip Liner & Filler
We all love (and need) a good lip liner, periodt. Now, before you worry about the tugging, let me introduce you to these just-in lip liners that make lip contouring a fun and comfortable experience. You can go ahead and fill-in your lips with ‘em too, after all, they contain argan oil and hyaluronic acid to prevent chapped lips whatsoever.
Simply Nam Clean Lashes Mascara
Want to elevate your mascara application experience and the final look of it? Enter this mascara that has a whipped liquid formula that lengthens the lashes impressively without causing any clumps. In spite of this, it’s smudge-proof and waterproof, making it a holy grail for everyday wear in summers. Don’t worry about flakiness – it doesn’t vandalise the lashes, thanks to avocado and jojoba oil. Extra points for the wand, that’s as unique as it is effective.
Daughter Earth Under Eye Serum
Combining traditional gems with modern-age ingredients, the homegrown super brand has launched a much-needed product, yet again with triphala (amala, haritaki and bibhitaki) and apple stem cells (extract derived from the cells). Other noteworthy ingredients include caffeine, aloe, cucumber, watermelon and bakuchiol that help firm, tighten and brighten the under eye skin. Trust the lotion-textured serum to provide firmer, smoother and more youthful-looking eyes by alleviating signs of ageing and fatigue.
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