Diwali- the time of the year that’s all about new dreams, new beginnings, fresh hopes, celebrating achieved avenues, when everything is bright and beautiful…but what about you? When the milieu is radiant and festive do you enjoy an inner glow as well? Prepping for festivities can exhaust you and the one place we almost always fail to notice is our skin. Skin tires just as fast as our limbs and it can’t be fixed by popping a pill. Luckily though, we have that taken care of; this Diwali gift yourself some inner goodness which starts with some of the most fabulous beauty and skincare products we have rounded up for you. When your skin is happy, it shows, and not only is this radiance achievable, there hasn’t been a better time for it what with brands coming up with limited-edition kits and versatile skincare collections to suit the celebratory times-
MAC Cosmetics, limited-edition festive kits in collaboration with beauty guru Shreya Jain:
Want to look like an absolute firecracker during Diwali get-togethers? MAC Cosmetics offers not one but three exclusive kits (Tere Naina, Laal Ishq & Desi Girl) featuring the brand’s iconic bestsellers, curated by celebrated beauty expert, Shreya Jain. From an eye-catching smokey eye, or classic Bollywood red lips, or even a flushed look, these kits comprise of M·A·C’s most iconic products, coming your way to make you a Diwali diva! The beautiful, festive packaging makes for a lovely Diwali gift. The kits sell for Rs 1800, Rs 1900, and Rs 2800 respectively.
[Available at Nykaa]
Bobbi Brown Festive Shades Essentials Kit featuring Tara Sutaria’s 4-piece beauty set:
It’s the time to celebrate and Bobbi Brown is giving us umpteen reasons with the launch of the Festive Shades Essentials Kit, featuring Bollywood’s prettiest belle Tara Sutaria. The gorgeous beauty ensures you are party-ready with 4 absolute beauty essentials- Bobbi Brown Eye Pencil (Jet black), Mini Smokey Eye Mascara, Mini Crushed Lip Color, and Mini Highlighting Powder. Stash the pretty mini products in your clutch so you look perfect through the night. Priced at Rs 4,500, the Bobbi Brown Festive Shades Essentials Kit is available at your nearest Bobbi Brown stores.
[Available at Nykaa]
Kiehl’s Vital Skin Strengthening Super Serum:
Nothing says you care more than gifting your loved ones some genuinely great skincare products. The Kiehls Vital Skin Strengthening Super Serum is the ideal festive gift to indulge your loved one as this hyaluronic acid serum strengthens skin to help resist signs of aging while boosting radiance and smoothing fine lines. It’s great for sensitive as well as normal skin and makes for a thoughtful gift as it offers protection against stressors including sun exposure, pollution, stress, lack of sleep, diet, and temperature all of which can multiply during Diwali parties, incessant get-togethers, and unending soirees. Make the special ones feel special with the Kiehl’s Vital Skin Strengthening Super Serum priced at Rs 4500 for 30ml.
[Available at Kielhs]
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil:
You’re not alone if your mind and body have taken some serious wear this year. L’Occitane takes utmost care of you and yours by packing a 10X better shower experience with this phenomenal assortment that is the Almond Collection. The luxe award-winning Almond Shower Oil smells like a cookie and feels like a dream; while the creamy, tender, and silky textures provide long-lasting softness and melt into the skin. L’Occitane brings the goodness of almonds from Haute Provence that will make your mouth water and leave your skin feeling silky for days. What more can one ask for? It’s relaxation and rejuvenation at its best right in the comfort of your home which is where we need to be for a while. You can get your hands on L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil 250 ml for Rs 1,900.
[Available at L’Occitane]
ESPA natural skincare range:
This Diwali, give yourself or a loved one the gift of wellbeing. ESPA’s naturally effective skincare products are not only beautiful to use, with luxurious textures and sensorial mood-enhancing aromatics but provide you with long term health and beauty. ESPA’s Optimal Skin Experience range makes for the perfect gift for a girlfriend, partner, or sister; the best and easiest way to cleansing, nourishing, and rejuvenating the skin and achieving a beautiful complexion. The intensely nourishing serum strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while the Optimal Body TriSerum with turmeric helps brighten and gives even skin tone. The Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser is apt for everyday use providing long-lasting hydration where your skin needs it most. The collection also includes a 3-in-1 gel cleanser, exfoliator, and mask to nourish your skin from within. Prices range from Rs 4350- Rs 5420.
[Available at ESPA]
Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Cream:
What smells divine, feels like a blend of velvet and satin on the skin, and moisturizers like a dream make for the perfect Diwali Gift. The Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Cream makes for an exceptional present as it is a complete care product coming from a brand that personifies the culture of beauty since 1828. Made from orchids the Orchidée Impériale Cream is a luxury for your skin that smells heavenly with a floral scent including hints of orchid that blend with notes of rose, white musk, and precious cedarwood. For those who understand that all good things come for a price, a 50 ml jar costs Rs 38,000.
[Available at Guerlain Kiosks at Shoppers Stop]