3 Friends Picking their Top 3 Beauty Items Part II

The 3 beauty products 3 of my friends swear by.

There is a well known saying that goes “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with;” if only the same applied to my makeup bag- I’d have one incredible collection then! My friends have been an unlimited source of beauty knowledge and tips to me. Having spent so much time around them, I began asking myself questions like “do I need a jade roller?”, “should I switch to a silk pillowcase?”, and even “do I need a Sephora rewards account?”, thoughts I never considered would have ever crossed my mind. Where would I be without them!? Probably severely unmoisturized at this point. Lucky for you I have pulled together three more friends and three more favorites for you to check out! (Stay tuned next week for three more friends and three more finds!)


Hashmita Amineni

@ahashmita

#1 Favorite Beauty Product

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Studio Finish Pot Concealer by MAC

How often you use it

Every time I need my dark circles and the scars on my face covered. My makeup is incomplete without this.

What you like about the product

It has excellent coverage and can cover the darkest of spots and discoloration with very little product. A little goes a long way as it has great pigmentation. It does not dry the skin too much and also provides extra SPF. I feel like this is the only concealer that hides my extremely dark circles without giving it an ashy look.

How you found it

I started using this first year of college, I found about this trick in a MAC store in Hyderabad, India the makeup artist told me to always use different concealer colours for my dark circles and my spots, which has been a game-changer. He recommended I use a reddish undertone pot concealer for my under eyes and a yellowish undertone pot concealer for scars on my face. I have been doing this since and I love it.

#2 Favorite Beauty Product

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Carmex Classic Lip Balm

How often you use it

Every day, almost 5 times a day

What you like about that product

I have been using this product for the past 5 years. I have dry and chapped lips in general but since I have started using Carmex, my lips have become softer. It does not have a strong smell and it is not at all sticky.

How you found it

I’ve heard about it before and just wanted to try it out once. I have been using it to this day.

#3 Favorite Beauty Product

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

How often you use it

When I need to do a full face of makeup and need thick and long lashes

What you like about it

It does not clump together. For someone who does not have a lot of lashes, this mascara really gives an amazing volume and make my lashes look really long.

How you found it

One of my friends suggested I use this when I was studying abroad in Paris. I bought my first one there and have been using it ever since.


Sarah Charles

@sarah.charles

#1 Favorite Beauty Product

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Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen

How often you use it

Everyday

What you like about the product

I love that it’s translucent and doesn’t leave a white residue on my face.

How you found it

YouTube

#2 Favorite Beauty Product

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The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

How often you use it

Twice a week

What you like about the product

I love this product because it’s evening out the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks very well!

How you found it

Online research

#3 Favorite Beauty Product

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Laneige water sleeping mask

How often you use it

Twice a week

What you like about the product

After using the peeling solution my skin can be quite dry If I don’t take the necessary precautions, and the water mask works wonders.

How you found it

A Sephora skincare quiz


Tanishaa Uttamchandani

@tanishaauttam

#1 Favorite Beauty Product

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector

How often you use it

Every day before I leave the house

What you like about the product

I don’t wear foundation and this tinted moisturizer gives me the perfect amount of coverage and is so light at the same time.

How you found it

My Mum would use it, and one day I tried it on and stole it from her. But eventually, I bought my own because it was that good!

#2 Favorite Beauty Product

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

How often you use it

Usually at night when I’m going out

What you like about the product

Finding the right mascara for you can be tricky! But this one felt good to apply and looked really nice as well. And I received a lot of compliments on my eyes once I started wearing it!

How you found it

My Aunt actually gifted me the travel-sized mascara and it was at a time when I had run out of mine. I used it for many 1-2 months and received several compliments. I had to stock up on more immediately!

#3 Favorite Beauty Product

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Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream (with jojoba oil & vitamin)

How often you use it

I use it every single day after I shower

What you like about the product

My skin can get very dry and this is the perfect moisturizer for me. I usually apply my makeup afterward and it leaves a really nice glow on my face.

How you found it

I have been using it since I was a baby! My family would all use Nivea cream products growing up and it’s one thing I haven’t replaced all my life.


Stay tuned for next week’s post where my friends Pamela Mukiza, Alana Sivo, and Ola Szymanska share their three beauty favorites!

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