As South Asian women, we are more susceptible to certain skin issues, such as dark circles, puffy eyes, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. For me, it required a lot of trial and error runs to figure out the best beauty products suited for my skin type. Fortunately, there have been an increase in number of South Asian women representing beauty industry and shining light on many different products suited for brown skin. I have come up with five must-haves beauty products that you can include in your beauty bag for everyday makeup and for an easier beauty regime.
1. Neutrogena: hydro boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Face Gel Moisturizer
Skin prep is essential to achieving a glowy, flawless, and long-lasting makeup. If your skin is dry, cracked, oily, or tired, your makeup application will most likely suffer. A hydrating face cream can take care of these issues. My favorite moisturizer is this one by Neutrogena. It contains hyaluronic acid which keeps skin plump, hydrated, and supple. It acts like a sponge and pulls water to your skin to maintain hydration. It works on all skin types and balances skin cell activity. Also be sure to include it in your nighttime beauty regime for a splash of moisture.
2. Liquid Undereye Color Corrector and Concealer by VASANTI
If you’re one of the many South Asian women with skin hyperpigmentation or uneven tone, you have come to the right spot. To “neutralize” the discoloration in your skin, color corrector is your best friend. Apply this color corrector under your eyes, around your mouth, and anywhere else with pigmentation. This product is one of the holy grails as it is highly pigmented, buildable, easily blendable, and can be used as a concealer too. Be sure to blend it well with a damp sponge for that seamless finish.
3. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30 - Desert
Skip the cakey face and use this tinted gel cream for an everyday glow. It is a perfect lightweight tinted hydration to take care of those minor imperfections while maintaining a natural dewy look. The formula is sheer, and hence buildable to achieve your desired coverage. The color “desert” is a perfect color for medium tone skin. As a plus, it protects skin with non-chemical mineral-based SPF 30 sunscreen. Talk about being extra!
4. Blush trio by ABH: Peachy Love or Pink Passion
Blush is a staple beauty product to achieve flushed cheeks for a younger looking and healthier skin. ABH offers this trio blush with pink and peach tones (Peachy Love and Pink Passion) that complement very well with medium skin tone. They are highly pigmented and buildable so pick a little bit of the product with a fluffy brush, apply on your cheek apples, and sweep it across your cheekbones for that silky skin finish. Feel free to layer your blush with different colors in this palette to bring that extra dimension.
5. Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Fiber Gel Gimme Brow (4 Medium Warm Deep Brown)
Eyebrows are often a neglected and underrated feature when it comes to makeup application. Brows can frame your eyes and face, and give an overall finished and groomed look. This brow gel is a game changer in the brow universe. It is super easy to use with its wand, and perfectly brushes and locks brow hairs into place. In addition, it is water resistant and contains tiny microfibers that volumizes your brow hairs giving a natural looking brow. Use number 4 medium warm deep brown if you have medium to dark hair. You can be sure to turn heads with this holy grail!
So there you have it, ladies – 5 must-have products for the best version of yourself. Now you will never get lost again in those makeup aisles nor end up with an irritated skin patch after spending extravagant money on beauty products.
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