Top 10 Beauty Must-Haves For This Holi Season!

Oh yes, it’s that time of the year already, when India gears up for the festival of colors. Amidst celebrations, travels and the pros and cons of spring, we know how difficult it can get to comply with your skincare and beauty regimen. Here are my top 10 picks for the festive season which are not only going to multi-task but will also help you speed-up your routine and beat the heat. The best part, everything’s on sale at Nykaa.com!  

1. Lakme 9 To 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen SPF 50

What better than beginning with the basics! One of the major skincare concerns this season will be tanning, and this just what you need on your spring-summer must-have list. Enriched with SPF 50 the mattifying, tinted lotion works as a great make-up base too. Pump a small quantity of this product and dab on your face before stepping out in the sun. Now that’s one multi-tasking product! Buy it here.  

2. Toni&Guy Glamour: Serum Drops

Struggling to make your hair look rich all day long is a universal pain every woman can relate to! Now beat tress-stress in a jiffy! This rich, luxurious formula prevents frizz and flyaways and gives your hair a glossy finish. Apply to the ends of strands when they’re still damp. The serum restores moisture and reverses the damage colored water can do. Buy it here.
There are *literally* more than a thousand ways to contour if you like browsing on Instagram. If you still haven’t got it figured out, you’re not alone! So, let the NYX Contour Palette be your guide; this simple, 3-shade marvel will help you enhance, highlight, define and darken certain areas of your face for a more sculpted look. The palette is a great option for beginners to start contouring and doing it right. Buy it here. Buy it here.
 Nykaa has launched an exciting new range of matte lipsticks. I’ve tried the entire range! The collection has 8 different shades of nudes. My favourite one is Haute Fudge. The shade veers towards the darker side of brown and has a matte effect that lasts up to 6-8 hours. If you do buy the NYX Contour Palette, this shade of lipstick will complement it beautifully. Buy it here.
Still looking for the perfect eyeliner to create the cat eyes of your dreams? For ages, I struggled too until I found this amazing liner from L’Oreal Paris. The waterproof liner (which by the way is great for the minimal make-up you’d want to sport on Holi) gives a classic sheen to your eyes and comes in four different shades. The sponge tipped pen makes the application super easy. I’ve been using this for a year now! Buy it here.

6. Forest Essentials Facial Treatment Masque Madhulika Nourishing Honey Lep

As this festive season demands a decent amount of skincare, you can’t miss out on facial masques. A product that can help you get rid of a tan, smoothen and brighten your skin, and meet all your summer needs in one go. Gently dab the mask on after mixing with a dash of lukewarm water. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse. This will remove excess oil and exfoliate your skin. Make sure you moisturize after patting your face dry. Buy it here.
Playing with color and the scrubs that follow to get it off can leave your skin dry and irritated. Think no more. Just grab this delicately fragranced body lotion that is enriched with Shea Butter and moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid to keep your body smooth and soft. I especially love the floral scent of Tangerine Blossoms and Gardenia that stay on your skin for hours. Buy it here.
The critically acclaimed, Fit Me Concealer by Maybelline New York is every beauty blogger’s favourite. The reason why this concealer is one of the best ever is the rich and sheer coverage it gives at such an affordable price. The weightless concealer hides pimple marks, pigmentation and gives you the kind of natural finish any luxe brand can give. Buy it here.

9. L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

 With all that revelry and colour, you need a foundation that lasts through the fun and games. Totally touch-proof and humidity resistant, it erases imperfections without drying out skin.
It simply glides over skin, setting effortlessly and delivers ultimate coverage. Plus, it comes  in10 different shades to choose from. Buy it here.
Matte nails are all the rage right now and what better than pink to welcome spring and summer? This matte and ever popular nail paint collection has introduced 30 gorgeous hues,  Lilac, Blueberry, Lemonade Fizz, Cherry Pop, Blue Jellybean, the list goes on… You just can’t pick one, but I did for you anyway!! Buy it here.
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