My Affordable makeup routine.

 

Being a makeup artist, my life revolves around makeup but I am not a huge fan of layering up tons of makeup in my everyday routine. Therefore, I appreciate anything and everything that’s lightweight, affordable and readily available. For which I have been gravitating a lot towards the Wasim Badami by Hemani’s ‘Oh So Makeup’ makeup range.

For a lightweight base I go for the Oh So Flawless BB cream in light beige. This is spf 30 and has a light coverage. This is good for my dry skin, as it’s very hydrating. 

The next step is powder, for which I go for ‘Oh so flawless compact powder’ to mildly set my base. It’s a lightweight, light coverage powder that prevents the creasing of my base.

I top it off with the ‘oh so flawless’ peach blush on, for a subtle and natural flushed look. 

For a subtle, everyday glow, I recommend a good natural looking highlighter. The WB ‘oh so flawless’ highlighter in ‘golden sand’ works perfectly for me.

For fleecy brows, I use my ‘oh so flawless’ eyebrow palette in ‘dark’. 

For a natural eye look; I use the ‘oh so flawless’ divine desert palette. 

For fluttery lashes, I chose the Oh So Flawless mascara. 

Last but not the least, my go to nude lipstick lately is ‘oh so flawless’ Vintage Nude liquid lipstick by WB by Hemani.

This is my list of products for a  ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup look.

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‘CLEANSING’

’NO ACNE NATURALLY; CHARCOAL FACE SCRUB’

I loved Hemani’s No Acne Naturally range so much that I went back to get their Charcoal mask and I can easily say, its quickly becoming one of my favourites. This scrub is a gentle exfoliant for problematic and acne prone ski. The peeling particles remove impurities and dead skin from the face so that essential nutrients can be absorbed easily. It contains charcoal and bamboo extracts, which soothes the skin and speeds up the healing process, leavening behind a clearer, healthier and brighter skin. I apply this product to my face, massage it gently ( please be extra gentle on severely acne prone skin), and rinse it thoroughly with Warm Water.

‘NO ACNE NATURALLY; CLEANSING GEL’

After I’ve scrubbed my sensitive skin to get rid of the dirt and impurities, I apply the very likeable cleansing gel enriched with glycerine, Vitamin E and Tea tree extracts. It helps to gently cleanse the skin without drying it out. It unclogs pores and its cooling effect, soothes irritated skin as well as tightens pores after clean-up to prevent future breakouts. Gently applying the gel onto face and massaging with circular motions, increases blood flow to the skin, rinse it thoroughly and fall in love with your cleaner, refreshed and alive skin.

‘UNDER-EYE SERUM’

One of my other absolute favorites is this Under-Eye product which is an innovative serum made for the sensitive area around the eyes to visibly reduce the look of dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and fine lines. After I’ve cleansed my face, I apply the eye uplifting serum around the under eye area, using gentle upward and sideways motion. I allow the serum to be absorbed completely to care for my eyes  and witness as it locks all moisture for enriched elasticity and radiance. It is a part of my everyday routine and I love it.

‘PEARLY GLOW; GOLD DAY AND NIGHT CREAM’

I then, moisturize my skin with the Pearly glow is a special two in one formula with new multi vitamin complex that reduces signs of aging, maintains natural moisture (very important in winters), and promotes skin conditioning. It promises a rejuvenated, younger looking, radiant skin. This cream not only promises healthy, glowing skin but also assures moisturization which is extremely vital in winters. This product has become a major part of my day to day routine, and I absolutely love it. I recommend the usage of such an enriching product especially throughout the winter season.

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‘NIGHT TIME ROUTINE’

‘BE SOFT NATURALLY; GOAT MILK FACE WASH’

I recently tried something I’ve heard only good things about; a goat milk face wash. Goat milk is said to gently cleanse, moisturize and refresh the skin- perfect for a good post-makeup tired skin. The milk is rich with vitamins A,B,C and E  and other nutrient essential for a healthy skin. A simple application of the face wash on the face, followed by a gentle massage and rinsing is all it take for the product to rejuvenate and clean your tired bed-time skin. I’ve been loving this product and I’m definitely going to make it an important part of my everyday night-time skin routine.

‘ROSE WATER’

If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure you’re aware of my love for rose water, specifically this Hemani Natural Rose Water Spray that I’ve purchased at least 3 times since I discovered it. This holy grail spray is so incredibly soothing on the skin and not to mention its obvious Hydrating powers. A simple spray on the face after I’ve washed and cleansed it does the trick of totally rejuvenating my skin. I recommend thus product immensely.

‘EYE CARE: UNDER-EYE SERUM’

Care for the eyes is extremely vital and to do it with an innovative serum made for the sensitive area around the eyes to visibly reduce the look of dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and fine lines, is incredible for my face. After I’ve cleansed my face, I apply the eye uplifting serum around the under eye area, using gentle upward and sideways motion. I allow the serum to be absorbed completely to care for my eyes  and witness as it locks all moisture for enriched elasticity and radiance. This is quickly becoming one of my favourites.

‘2 IN 1 EYEBROW AND EYELASH SERUM’

Imagine an innovative serum that enhances eyebrows and lashes, minimizes brow loss and gives you thicker looking lashes. Did you think of your dream product because I did. Hemani’s 2 in 1 Eyebrow and Eyelash serum is formulated with Castor Oil that elongates lashes and thickens brows for a dreamy look and the Argon Oil that makes your lashes heathier. Vitamin E strengthens brows and lashes and restores all of the moisture your eyes require. Most of all, it has Aloe Vera, Almond oil and Avocado oil. This serum has saved my brows because before this I had to make do with other serums designed for the skin and not necessarily for brows and lashes.

‘LAVENDER OIL’

I’ve been a severe patient of migraines ever since I was very young and although there isn’t a cure for it, I find ways to sooth and help it. One of those ‘ways’ has been lavender oil. Lavender oil has always soothed, helped and calmed my pounding migraines down. I put a few generous drops of lavender oil in a diffuser and let it fill my room’s air with its healing powers. It has worked absolute wonders for my headaches and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I recommend all of you with migraines to try this for yourself. Even if you’re lucky enough to not experience excruciating pains in the head, this oil is extremely soothing and de-stressing. It works wonders for everyone, except those who’re allergic to it (yikes, haha).

‘LIP SCRUB’

Everyone loves a good lip care routine. And nothing better than an exfoliating lip scrub, that gets rid of dead skin- an immense problem in winters, and leaves soft, radiant and pink lips behind. It comes in two ‘flavors’, ‘Vitamins’ which care for your lips in an extremely calm and healthy way and improve the texture of your lips, and ‘strawberry’ my personal favourite. The taste, the smell and the effect it promises is the perfect combo to end the day with.

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‘MORNING ROUTINE’

‘MANUKA HONEY; FACE WASH’

There’s nothing like waking up your skin in the morning with a deep cleansing daily face wash enriched with valuable honey extracts perfect for a smooth and clear complexion. I’m sure you’re all aware of honey’s incredible healing and nourishing powers and vitality for dry and sensitive skin like my own. The usage is simple; simply apply liberally to your entire face and gently massage, rinse off and witness for yourself a clean and healthy, beautiful morning skin.

‘MANUKA HONEY; SCRUB’

Followed by a healthy face wash is an ever healthier daily honey scrub that thoroughly cleanses pores for any and all residue that could be harmful with makeup on top. Simply apply this scrub to our face and massage gently to exfoliate the skin and rinse off. The youthful, fresh and absolutely radiant glow this look provides in early morning, is what I live for.

‘UNDER EYE DARK SHADOW AND PUFFINESS CREAM’

I tried a new product that totally caught my attention the minute I saw it. A luxurious eye cream that gently moisturizes the eye area and provides a tightening effect to visually reduce under eye bags and morning puffiness that has the potential to ruin a perfect makeup look, to provide an immediately smoother, brighter and well-rested look. I took only  a small amount of the cream onto my fingertips and massaged my under eye area with it. I gently tapped until I actually felt the sudden burst of hydration through my under eyes and outcome, without a mistake, was INCREDIBLE! I’m definitely using this product again and possibly before I do my makeup, every day.

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WINTER ESSENTIAL SKIN CARE:

MASK:

Its winter season which means DRY skin and for people like me who generally already have a pretty dry skin throughout the year, winter is the worst. Luckily, I’ve found a way to combat this issue and keep my skin moisturized with a very simple mask made of only two, very trusty and vital skin nutrient. here’s how I made it:

In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of Olive oil and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well and apply to your face. take the mask off after 10 to 15 minutes. Afterwards rinse our face and apply the Pearly Glow Gold day and night cream by gently massaging on cleansed skin and neck. This fairly simple face mask felt so so good and I felt rejuvenated and fresh immediately and id Definitely recommend this concoction at least 3 times a winter week.

‘PEARLY GLOW; GOLD DAY AND NIGHT CREAM’

Pearly glow is a special two in one formula with new multi vitamin complex that reduces signs of aging, maintains natural moisture (very important in winters), and promotes skin conditioning. It promises a rejuvenated, younger looking, radiant skin. How I used is was after a very easy moisturizing homemade mask I made out of only two very vital skin nutrients; Olive Oil and Honey. I’ve only used the product once though, so I can’t completely vouch for it right now but the first time truly felt AMAZING on my skin. The product claims to show best results on daily usage and since it’s a very crucial skin care product, I’m going use it again, often too and see if the outcome really is as it claims. This cream not only promises healthy, glowing skin but also assures moisturization which is extremely vital in winters. However, I’m not going to lie, I could feel the intense moisturizing effect from the very first touch.

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I have been breaking out a lot lately, so I decided to try out something different for skincare. I was sent a few products by WB by Hemani and therefore the first products I gravitated towards were their ‘No Acne’ range. 

 

‘NO ACNE NATURALLY; CHARCOAL FACE MASK’: this is a mask that claims to get rid of toxins and impurities, hence getting rid of acne. This is a deep pore cleansing formula. I used a brush to apply it evenly to my face, and let it dry for about 15 minutes as per the instructions on the packaging. It had a cooling effect on my skin, and as it dried down, I wiped it off with a damp towel and then rinsed my face with cold water. I have been using this mask for 3 days now and my painful breakouts have settled down. I’m looking forward to including this in my skincare routine.

 

‘NO ACNE NATURALLY; FACE SERUM’: After cleansing my face, I need a good moisturizer. I love creams and serums, and this is something I was very excited to try. 

This is a light weight, water based serum. The product claims to draw out impurities and exfoliate dead skin cells. Two or three drops are more than enough. I loved the way my skin felt so supple and hydrated after using this. I’ve already included this in my makeup bag, I feel like it’s going to become a constant in my skincare routine. I’m really liking this.

 

‘NO ACNE NATURALLY; TARGETED CREAM’:

This is something I actually really liked. I avoid creams that have a strong fragrance but it’s safe to say that I really liked this one. This is a spot treatment cream that specifically targets acne without over-drying the skin. It’s lightweight and not sticky at all, unlike most creams. I have been using this for a while now, and I like it so much, I see myself buying a second jar very soon. 

 

Skincare results require consistency and patience. Therefore we have to be patient with the results. Some products also react differently for different skins. Every product might not suit everyone. The results might vary from skin to skin. Therefore what works for me might not necessarily work for you.

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