Who doesn’t love products that pack in a punch, right? And when it comes to luxury beauty products we’re spending our bread on, the more benefits, the better! Fortunately for us, it’s the era of hybrids: multifunctional products where makeup meets skin care. And if it reduces the layers of products we have to spread on in the summer, it’s definitely a win for everyone. Let’s round up some of these multitasking products from luxury beauty brands in India:
1) Powder + SPF: iS Clinical PerfectTint powder SPF 40
Looking for an effective, travel-friendly sunscreen that won’t spill all over your handbag? Then this is what you need. The latest addition to the iS Clinical sunscreen range, this easy-to-use product provides broad spectrum coverage to help protect skin from the visible signs of photoaging by minimizing the appearance of pores and absorbing surface oil for create a flawless matte finish. The luxurious formula helps protect the skin from environmental stressors while providing hydration even in the form of a powder. It comes with a soft twisted brush that dispenses the powder and can be gently rubbed into the skin. Works well for quick reapplication and keeps skin shiny. The powder can be used on all exposed areas of the body and is suitable for all skin types. PerfecTint SPF 40 powder is available in five tints to suit different skin tones: Ivory, Cream, Beige, Bronze, Deep.
2) Primer + Moisturizer: Face base enriched with Bobbi Brown vitamins
Bobbi Brown is one of the best luxury beauty brands in India. A bestseller, this product combines the benefits of a primer and a moisturizer for a smooth makeup application. Its blend of vitamins B, C and E helps replenish and condition the skin, while a hydrating complex of hyaluronic acid, squalene and shea butter helps to instantly hydrate, plump and prepare skin for a fresh and healthy look. Rich yet light with a fast absorbing texture, it softens the skin and adheres to foundation for a smooth and flawless makeup application.
3) Primer + Tinted Moisturizer + SPF: Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Broad Spectrum Moisturizer SPF 25
Let’s talk about multitasking! A primer-infused tinted moisturizer with SPF, this product is suitable for all-day use and offers light, dewy coverage that hydrates skin for up to 24 hours. It is infused with rose extract, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, goji berries, gold and peptides. It is vegan, cruelty free, oil-free, and resistant to sweat and moisture. So if you can’t stand layering your skin in this sweltering heat, this product preps, colors, hydrates and protects, all at once!
4) Lip tint + moisturizing conditioner: Benefit Cosmetics California Kissin ‘Colorbalm
If you thought lip balms were better suited for winters, think again. Summer heat can drain your energy, moisture from your skin and yes, your lips too. So, if you want to pause those heavy lipsticks for the moment but still want some color on your pout, get a tinted lip balm like this one. A richly pigmented and moisturizing lip balm, it delivers hours of smooth, kissable color. This soft formula contains wild mango butter to help moisturize the lips and hyaluronic acid to help keep lips soft and hydrated all day. What’s better? It comes in 16 delightful colors!
5) Serum + Foundation + SPF: Clinique Even Better Clinical Foundation Serum SPF 25
This is a light, medium-full foundation with 24-hour hold that helps visibly improve skin instantly and over time. Created with three serum technologies: hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid and vitamin C and Clinique’s exclusive UP302 molecule to fight dark spots, this oil-free satin formula offers beautifully even coverage and leaves bare skin smooth and plumped. It works on dark spots, discoloration, age spots and acne marks and with SPF 25 helps protect against future discoloration. It is suitable for combination, combination oily and oily skin types and is also sweat and moisture resistant and waterproof. Only the words we want to hear in this scorching heat!
6) Clear Mascara + Mascara Primer + Brow Serum: Forest Essentials Nayantara Clear Lash & Brow Serum
Okay, first of all, we love that it’s called “Nayantara” which translates to “sparkling eyes”. The product comes in a clear tube with a mascara wand. It is infused with naturally conditioning amla extract and fenugreek which help strengthen, condition and fortify the lashes and brows, giving them a slightly shiny finish. This clear gel formula lifts and separates lashes to give natural definition and also help care for brows. Regular use tends to increase the volume of the lashes and brows. For lashes, it can be used as a clear mascara or as a primer before mascara to avoid lumps. When it comes to brows, the latest trend is to have raised, well set but natural looking brows rather than over painted and too defined and this product can help achieve a fake “brow lamination” look.
7) Primer + Hydrate + Makeup Set + Refresh: MAC Prep + Prime Fix +
Yet another influential choice among luxury beauty brands in India, this is an old but a good one. Do you know anyone who has used it and doesn’t love it? A light mist of water rich in vitamins and minerals, it is infused with green tea, chamomile and cucumber which gently soothe and refresh the skin. It can be used to prep and moisturize the skin before applying makeup, set makeup once finished, and even refresh the skin before reapplying makeup. Heck, we’re happy to sprinkle on this holy grail of moisturizing mists even without makeup! Come on, summer!
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