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Celebrity Makeup Artist Anu Kaushik Shares Her Favourite Beauty Products

Secrets to flawless makeup straight from a bridal beauty expert...

Team Brides Today
The key to natural, glowing makeup begins with a careful skin preparation. A well-set base not only Creates a smooth canvas for application but it also helps your makeup stay on for longer. Celebrity makeup artist Anu Kaushik gives us a step-by-step breakdown on the exact products to use.
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    HYDRATING CREAM
    Now is the time to moisturise. Apply a cream with a thick consistency, enriched with fatty acids and vitamins. Use a thin layer on normal or oily skin and a thicker application on dry skin. Try Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, Rs 1,550.

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    NOURISHING EYE CREAM
    Choose a balm-like texture, which creates a long-lasting and crease-free canvas for concealer application. ANU LOVES: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, Rs 4,700 (approx).

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    A HEAVY-DUTY PRIMER
    To combat oily skin and blur open pores, apply a layer of primer next, focusing on the T-zone. Try Perenne Instant Hydration Nector Dry Oil Serum, Rs 1,700/20ml. 

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    LIQUID HIGHLIGHTER
    A trick that many makeup artists use for a natural glow is to dab a liquid highlighter before foundation—it not only glides on better but also gives a very dewy finish. TRY: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Celestial, Rs 3,460.

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    HYDRATING LIP BALM 
    No makeup look is complete without the perfect pout, and you can’t achieve it with dry lips. Use a baby toothbrush to exfoliate lips and then apply a moisturising lip balm. Try Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15, Rs 2,200. 

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    WATER-BASED FACIAL SPRAY
    Beneficial for all skin types, this magical product helps soothe and calm your face. Spritz it all over and let your skin absorb it for two minutes. Try Avène Thermal Spring Water, Rs 1,350/150ml. 

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    VITAMIN-INFUSED FACIAL OIL
    As a busy bride, choose a face oil that has a blend of antioxidants and minerals, which gives skin that extra dose of nutrition. Apply two to three drops and massage into the skin using gentle circular strokes. Try: Indulgeo Essentials Rose Gold Daily Oil, Rs 2,300/30ml

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