The latest beauty services, products and labels you need to know about
From haircare to make-up
Whether you want to sneak in some downtime and relax, or whether you’re trying to eat clean, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at the best of this month’s beauty services and products.
Factor in some downtime with the Lotus Signature massage at Sawadhee Spa, New Delhi, that helps you restore the balance through Thai massage techniques and heated poultice application. Pure essential oils are massaged into your body—their fragrance uplifts your senses, activates your meridian lines, and corrects the energy flow—all while your muscles are gently kneaded. What better way to reach a state of bliss?
Lotus Signature Massage, Rs 3900 for 90 minutes
The dusty rose highlighter won’t just make your Instagram flat-lay look good; the gel-powder formula inside is twice as amazing: it glides on like liquid (rose) gold and won’t ‘highlight’ any bumps or imperfections. It’s limited edition, so run, don’t walk to the store!
Smashbox Petal Metal Powder Highlighter in Rosemantic, Rs 3200
French beauty label Clarins will leave you spoilt for choice at its brand new boutique at Palladium, Mumbai. Pick from its range of efficacious skincare or the new make-up range that includes colourful eye pencils, creamy lipsticks and foundation textures to match every need.
Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in Joli Rouge, Rs 2200
Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation, Rs 3200
Downsizing your beauty kit gets easier with this all-in-one correcting and contouring palette that allows you to blur imperfections or redness, get brighter under-eyes and sculpted cheekbones.
Nykaa SKIN genius Conceal & Correct Palette in correct & Contour, Rs 1200
Excess screen time causes the delicate skin around the under-eyes to puff up, thanks to blue light rays. Fight back with this antioxidant-rich eye serum that repairs the damage with every use.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery, Rs 4300
Think of this eye massager as your pocket facialist. Pop on an eye cream and move the device from the inner corner to the outer. The alternate pulsating movements boost circulation and brighten up dull under-eyes.
Foreo Iris Illuminating eye Massager, Rs 8900
When you’re taking your hair to great lengths, you’ve got to give it some extra care. Here’s how you can upgrade your routine:
1. RINSE: Kérastase’s latest shampoo is powered with Creatine, a health supplement that repairs and aids in quicker growth.
Kerastase Resistance Bain Extentioniste, Rs 1800
2. CARE: Long hair usually equals split ends. Delay that salon appointment with Moroccanoil’s vitamin and quinoa protein-based leave-in serum that mends frayed ends and makes the hair smoother.
Moroccanoil Mending Infusion, Rs 2475
3.STYLE: When the length of your hair is weighing it down from the roots, work this densifying foam into the roots to give it a quick volume boost.
Skincare start-up Neemli Naturals’s strength lies in its Ayurvedic knowledge and sustainably sourced ingredients. Our favourite is this cure-all facial oil that treats everything from wrinkles to stubborn acne.
Neemli Naturals Turmeric Root & Olive Squarelane Elixir, Rs 1950
Hong Kong-based bridal make-up artist Natasha Moor’s eponymous line of lipsticks and concealers is perfect for those who hate creasing make-up. We love the budge-proof liquid mattes that feel comfortable and will never dry your pout.
Natasha Moor Cosmetics Molten Matte Lipstick in Bulletproof, Rs 1562
Probiotics are great for your gut and they don’t always have to taste as nasty as kombucha. Blomst, a Mumbai-based label, specialises in fizzy probiotic sodas in flower based flavours like lavender, rose and elder flower. The gut-loving bacteria in them absorb the cane sugar and you’re left with a healthy elixir that tastes better than a sweet summer mocktail.
Rs 160/500ml on Bombucha.in
Alia Bhatt photograph: Abhay Singh