Tried and tested: February's top beauty buys worth investing in


Tried and tested: February’s top beauty buys worth investing in

Bring out those paychecks

By Mamta Mody  February 9th, 2018

Get cosy with this month’s fresh arrivals that promise to bring out the best in you. These are February’s top beauty buys, all tried and tested for you — there’s a new kind of mascara that gives you the effect of falsies, minus the sticky mess and a mutli-tasking palette to take with you for your summer holiday. If that’s not your beauty style, might we gently suggest the new fragrances from Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez that we’re buying ourselves this Valentine’s Day?

Clear out some shelf space and invest in the ELLE beauty team’s February favourites.

Best beauty products that have hit shelves this January:

Maybelline New York X Gigi Jetsetter Palette, Rs 2,999

Here’s the definitive solution to downsizing a crowded make-up kit. It includes two lip balms, four eyeshadows, a matte bronzer, two creamy concealers, a mascara and two brushes — all supermodel approved.

Forest Essentials Tejal Balancing Water, Rs 1,200

Just as satisfying as a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day, this gel-like serum coddles the skin with essential nutrients and bucketloads of moisture. Put it on right before you apply your moisturiser for a velvety, smooth finish.

The Body Shop Lash Hero Fibre Extension Mascara in Texas Topaz, Rs 1,395

While the ELLE team is still divided on blue mascara, we all agree that this fibre version is good enough to replace falsies. It coats the lashes in volumising, silky filaments that give them the ‘are they real?’ effect instantly.

Calvin Klein Obsessed, Rs 5,900/100ml EDP

Not a reboot of the iconic fragrance, Obsession, Obsessed is a clean, spicy scent with citrus, sage, neroli and musk notes. It also gets a genderbending twist of lavender that’s synonymous with men's cologne.

Nykaa Glow Getter Highlighting & Illuminating Duo, Rs 699

There’s a fine line between working a sun-kissed glow, and looking like a bot from a sci-fi film shoot. This shimmery powder makes sure you never cross over to the other side, no matter what your skill set.

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc, Rs 7,300/ 100ml EDP

Fans of soft, smoky fragrances will be spellbound by this floral cocktail that has dense musk notes with kisses of rose, peony and violet. Highly intoxicating.