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Gloss sticks to serum elixirs: What’s hot in beauty & skincare this October

Ismat Tahseen
Hey, it’s October and your social calendar is undoubtedly going to be buzzing! As the whirlwind of fun get-togethers and events begin, we’re sure that getting your glow on will be topmost on your mind. So, from serums and setting powders to lip stains, tinted sunscreens and mascaras, here’s a curated compilation of make-up and skin products that have caught our attention for this season.

Put These On Your Beauty Radar

Huda Beauty
Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder
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Five years ago, beauty maven Huda Kattan came up with Easy Bake Loose Bake and Setting Powder and our world was not the same! Huda Beauty’s new Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder is also just as fabulous. It’s about giving you a super-sculpted look for maximum impact with minimal effort – no baking time needed! Talking about this, Huda Kattan says, “I wanted to create a product that gives the effect of our best-selling Easy Bake Loose Powder in seconds; that’s why I’m so excited about our new Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder. It gives a filtered finish by speed baking to instantly set makeup, effortlessly brighten and lift, for the ultimate undereye! The new pressed powder is best for targeted application to brighten and set. And because it’s pressed, there’s no waiting around for the formula to bake, you just press and go.
Price: ₹3,450
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Bobbi Brown
Luxury beauty brand Bobbi Brown introduces two newest additions to the Vitamin Enriched Collection- the Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint SPF 15 and Vitamin Enriched Pressed Powder.
Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint SPF 15
Photo courtesy: Bobbi Brown
The Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint SPF 15 is a multivitamin-infused moisture meets just right coverage in one formula. It’s makeup that does more, with skin-loving nourishment and natural-looking and long-lasting coverage that blurs imperfections in 18 flexible shades that adapt to a range of skin tones—for more multitasking with less effort.
INR: 4,990
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Vitamin Enriched Pressed Powder
Photo courtesy: Bobbi Brown
The Vitamin Enriched Pressed Powder helps lock in moisture over time, refines skin tone, and controls oil all day to balance skin for a fresh and healthy look. This weightless formula helps lock in moisture and boosts hydration while creating a silky-soft finish with a formula that blends effortlessly into skin and controls oil all day. The two new additions help complete a skincare and makeup regimen in one collection.
Price: ₹4,500

Mary Cohr’s Serum Elixirs

Give your skin a complete treat as Mary Cohr presents its latest skincare line with MultiSensitive Serum and New Youth Serum. These two exceptional products are set to redefine your skincare routine, leaving your skin looking and feeling its absolute best.

MultiSensitive Serum
Photo courtesy: Mary Cohr
For those with sensitive skin, finding the perfect serum can be a daunting challenge. But fear not, for MultiSensitive Serum is here to revolutionize your skincare routine. Powered by ActiCalm Complex, featuring Reed Extract and Poria Cocos, this serum effectively calms hypersensitivity, alleviating redness and heat. With the added benefit of Phytoprotectol, infused with White Birch Bark Extract and Figwort Leaf Extract, it goes straight to the source of inflammation, reducing skin reactivity at its core.
INR 4,700
New Youth Serum
Photo courtesy: Mary Cohr
For those wanting to look younger, behold the New Youth Serum! It rejuvenates your skin, firms the epidermis, and boosts collagen with Cellular Life Concentrate, Inductine Lift, and Ederline. This serum fights glycation and free radicals with an anti-glycation agent and Vitamin E.
INR: 6,700
Tom Ford Beauty
Café Rose Fragrance
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Tom Ford Beauty has unveiled its latest olfactory masterpiece, Café Rose in India with and Nykaa Luxe stores. This exquisite fragrance encapsulates the wild sensuality of a sophisticated rose, enriched with an unexpected infusion of dark, invigorating coffee. Crafted by Tom Ford’s master perfumers, Café Rose is a symphony of scents that take you on an unforgettable olfactory journey. The fragrance opens with the alluring blend of rose essences and dark coffee, revealing a sensual depth that captivates the senses. As it evolves, rose absolute and ylang ylang add a sparkling florally, creating a beautifully harmonized bouquet. To further enrich the experience, Café Rose incorporates the warm embrace of coriander, the earthy allure of patchouli, and the spicy intrigue of cardamom. These elements infuse the fragrance with a tantalizing warmth, seamlessly melding with the base notes of incense resin and sandalwood accords. Presented in an elegant, semi-transparent rosy pink bottle, adorned with a luxurious violet bronze-toned cap and plaque, the fragrance is available in three sizes – 30mL, 50mL, and 100mL.
Price: INR 15,400 (100 mL), 11,000 (50 mL), 7,000 (30Ml).
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Halo Healthy Glow 4-In-1 Perfecting Pen

Our lives would be so much easier and fun with an all-in-one product, wouldn’t it? A clickable pen with 24-hour wear, all-day hydration, and instant radiance for easily concealing, highlighting, contouring, and correcting. This pen concealer withstands caking, creasing, and settling into fine lines for 24 hours and is primer-infused to hydrate. The buildable coverage masks the appearance of fatigue, delivering a natural, recharged look.
Price: INR 2,950
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Estée Lauder

Nutritious Melting Soft Creme
Photo courtesy: Estée Lauder
This pillowy-soft creme with a comfortable, cushy feel melts into skin to calm, renew and strengthen skin with soothing 24hr hydration. Infused with potent, nutrient-rich Nutri-9 Complex. Used as a daily creme or as a weekly leave-on mask, the formula reduces the look of pores, oiliness and red post-acne marks, helps strengthen the skin barrier, prevents redness and restores radiance.
INR: 1,550
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Pixi Beauty
Up your eye make-up game with these fab offerings from Pixi:
Pixi By Petra Nuance Quartette
Photo courtesy: Pixi
These quads come in natural tone-on-tone nuances of colour to use on cheeks and eyes. Highly blendable mix of matte and luminous finishes can be worn alone or layered for a customisable glowing look. Creamy powders formulated with Ceramides, Vitamin E and Botanical Extracts which hydrates skin.
Price: INR 1650

Pixi Dream Shadow Palette Eye Enchanted
Photo courtesy: Pixi
This palette contains 28 shades that easily take you from morning to moonlight with a mix of natural to vibrant colours in textures from silky matte to glow-y metallics. Highly pigmented and blendable hues make it easy to help create any look for a fresh new eye creation.
Price: INR 2,990

Rose Boost

Photo courtesy: 82°E
Deepika Padukone’s self-care brand 82°E presents the newly launched Rose Boost – a repairing under eye cream with Rose and Peptides. This is a lightweight, repairing eye cream enriched with the calming properties of rose and the goodness of peptides that is suitable for all skin types. Its rich formula works on sensitive areas under the eyes to help reduce puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. Rose extract known for its antioxidant properties helps prevent cell damage and improves the skin texture under and around the eyes. Peptides on the other hand activate the skin’s microcirculation which greatly helps in reducing under eye bags and puffiness.
Rose Boost is exclusively available at
Price: INR 2,400 (15ml tube)
MAC Cosmetics
Squirt Plumping Gloss Stick
Photo courtesy: MAC Cosmetics
A plumping gloss stick that nourishes and conditions lips with translucent colour and non-sticky shine. Glossy, juicy, plumpy, baby! Get that voluptuous glow from the It-gloss you love – now in new naughty tints that plump lips with juicy, glossy colour in a stick.
Price: INR 1,950
Connect In Colour Eye Shadow Palette X12
Photo courtesy: MAC Cosmetics
A 12-pan eye shadow palette innovated with one-swipe, pure pigment payoff. M.A.C’s first-of-its-kind formula seamlessly melts across lids – allowing for effortless application, buildability and blendability as you customize your eyes your way
Price: INR 5.700
Too Faced Cosmetics
Too Faced Makeup Insurance Longwear Setting Spray
Photo courtesy; Too Faced
Having a setting spray in your purse is crucial as it helps keeps the make-up in place. Here’s one that does so effortlessly. Ensure your make-up looks fresh all day (or all night) with Too Faced Makeup Insurance Longwear Setting Spray. The formula helps defend your skin against environmental aggressors with a setting spray that immediately locks down your makeup and sets it for 18 hours. Makeup Insurance helps keep makeup transfer-resistant while hydrating skin.
Price: INR 2,600

Forest Essentials
Yantra Collection
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Here’s something that your skin will love and yes, it also makes for a great gifting idea. As the festive season beckons, Forest Essentials has introduced The Yantra Collection, a beautiful manifestation of celestial brilliance crafted through a delicate fusion of cosmic elements and sacred motifs. These are a selection hand-picked self-care essentials thoughtfully curated face and body care selection for a holistic self-care experience. Choose from Magic of Gold with iconic Soundarya, Hydrate & Glow Ritual, which is a rose-infused selection and Mini Delights, where you can carry your favourites around with ease during the festivities.
Prices: INR 1,895.00 to 13,500
New skincare range
Skeyndor beauty
Photo courtesy: Skeyndor
Skeyndor, the essential skincare brand from Spain has come up with a luxurious and innovative collection designed to elevate your skincare routine from powerful SPF protection to targeted solutions for expression lines and deep wrinkles, and the rejuvenating benefits of stem cell liposomes and nourishing oils. Here are two must-buy products:
Skeyndor Energizing Cream SPF 15
The Power C Energizing Cream SPF 15 is a multitasking skincare product that revitalizes and protects the skin. Infused with the power of Vitamin C, this cream helps to brighten the complexion, reduce the appearance of dark spots, and improve overall skin radiance. It also contains SPF 15 to shield the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and prevent sun damage.
Price: INR 4,090.00
Skeyndor Deep Lines Filler Emulsion
Correcting emulsion for deep wrinkles formulated to smooth expression lines on the face. It combines skin-filling substances with decontracting actives to provide a fuller and plump skin appearance. Its texture is lighter, ideal for combination skin.
INR: 6,580
Skeyndor Eternal Sleeping Oil
An anti-age, night-time restoration oil. A unique combination of natural oils, essences, and extracts with a satin, non-greasy finish. A nutritional elixir for the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Fragranced with hints of jasmine, it enhances a feeling of well-being and calms the nerves.
INR: 6,270
Love Indus
Velvet Bright Detox Mask
Photo courtesy: Love Indus
The Velvet 08 Broadway Bright Detox Mask is an 8-minute polish with exotic compounds including cactus extract, palaash extract, and dragon blood. It deeply washes the skin, leaving it feeling completely cleaned, radiant, and smoother. This rich and luxurious exfoliation mask controls sebum, pulls out impurities, and polishes your skin, revealing a Broadway-ready you.INR: 5,000
CHOSEN by Dermatology
Peptide Therapy Intense Repair Creme
Photo courtesy: Chosen Dermatology
Here’s a multifunctional and unisex face moisturise that can be used by men and women. It’s packed with key benefits to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lessen skin skin dryness, speeds Speeds up post procedure skin surface healing, reduce pigmentation and skin firming and lifting. The advanced formula targets pigmentation irregularities, helping to fade dark spots and create a more even skin tone for a luminous complexion. It helps restore skin’s elasticity and promotes a tighter, more sculpted look.
Price: INR 1,100

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Lash Sculpt Lengthening & Volumizing makeup
Photo courtesy; Anastasia Beverly Hills

Want those gorgeous, extended lashes? Go for this. Leading beauty innovator Anastasia Beverly Hills, has launched the Lash Sculpt Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara that aims to transform your lashes by not only enhancing the volume by 350+% but also delivering an extraordinary combination of extended length by 5+MM. This product is both cruelty-free and has been tested by ophthalmologists. The Lash Sculpt mascara contains key ingredients that include: Biotin, which nurtures robust lashes, collagen, that amplifies lash volume and peptides, which elevate the appearance of lash length and fullness.
The mascara ensures no flaking, clump-free, and smudge-free experience. Here’s a tip: Start with light application and gradually build it up according to your preference.
Price: INR 1,850 (5 ml) and INR 3,350 (10ml)
Sleeping Masks in Gummy Bear and Sweet Candy
Indulge in a sweet treat while you sleep with Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Masks in  Gummy Bear with a fruity and playful aroma & Sweet Candy, which offers offers a nostalgic, sugary scent.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – Gummy Bear
Photo courtesy: Laneige
This is a rejuvenating overnight treatment designed to provide comfort and hydration, resulting in lips that are visibly smoother and more supple. The lip care product is infused with coconut oil, shea butter and murumuru seed butter which helps keep the lips nourished and provides lasting moisture. It is enhanced with Vitamin C for complete overnight lip protection.
Price: INR 1420
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – Sweet Candy
Photo courtesy: Laneige
The luxurious mask is designed to soothe, moisturize, and transform your lips leaving them smooth and supple lips. It’s sumptuous balm texture is crafted to adhere to your lips, ensuring swift absorption and maximum effectiveness. It is infused with coconut oil, shea butter and murumuru seed butter, which helps nourish & deliver lasting moisture while you sleep. Vitamin C helps protect from external aggressors.
Price: INR 1420
The Body Shop
Full Flowers Fragrance
Photo courtesy: The Body Shop
British ethical beauty and cosmetics brand The Body Shop has introduced an alluring range of Eaux de Parfums that promises to immerse you in the world of blossoming flowers. Aptly named the Full Flowers Collection, these premium fragrances capture the essence of blooming petals, lush green leaves, and fragrant woody stems, resulting in a sensory journey that unfolds throughout the day. Inspired by the whole flower, the fragrances in the Full Flowers range delicately reveal the scent of every aspect of the flower after just a couple of spritzes. Each fragrance in the collection celebrates nature’s beauty and authenticity and is certified by The Vegan Society.
INR: 3995

Lip and Cheek Stains
Photo courtesy: The Body Shop
One of the first products out of her makeup bag is The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain, a product that Hollywood actress Emma has been “using forever.”  In her ‘What’s in my Bag’ video she mentions, “The thing I probably can’t live without are these Body Shop stains and I think they might have actually stopped doing them, so I had to buy a bunch of them on eBay because I’m so obsessed with them.” The Body Shop confirms the cult product is back, reformulated, and repackaged for an even better experience. Now named Sheer Touch Lip & Cheek Tint, it’s vegan, with 85% natural ingredients, in a new recyclable glass bottle. The actress swears by the product, especially in the shade ‘Brave,’ offering 12-hour moisture and buildable color. Infused with fair trade aloe vera from Mexico, it gives a flawless flush of colour.
Price: INR 1,295

Acidic Bonding Concentrate Collection
Photo courtesy: Redken
How about a hair makeover in a bottle? Popular American haircare brand Redken has made its debut in India with the launch of their Acidic Bonding Concentrate Collection in salon and hair care range. A pre-treatment, this is the perfect addition to Redken’s bonding line, designed to provide repair, bond care, intense conditioning, and colour fade protection, leading to 88% split end reduction and a stunning hair transformation. This four-step regimen’s cutting-edge ingredients much sought after. The Acidic Bonding Complex is infused with the magic of Citric Acid—an Alpha hydroxy acid—designed to be your hair’s wingman, reinforcing weakened bonds and boosting strength and resilience. In terms of how it works, the pH-balanced formula harmonizes with your hair’s natural pH, ensuring a match made in hair heaven. The ABC range repairs and fortifies those damaged bonds, saying goodbye to breakage and split ends. Additionally, our concentrated formula packs a punch, delivering results you can see and feel in just one use.
Price: INR 6,300
The Earth Collective
Hair Cure & Care Range
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The Earth Collective, brainchild of Shaily Kataruka, presents a ‘Hair Cure & Care’ range – a comprehensive solution combining personalized solutions for hair concerns (Cure) with nourishing routines (Care) using natural ingredients, aiming for complete scalp and hair well-being. The innovative Routine Builder is a personalized recommendation of pre-wash, wash, and post-wash regimen which is tailored to your specific scalp type, hair concerns, and lifestyle. Hair Moisturizer is a leave-in hair serum enriched with Goji berry, Oat, and Sunflower, perfect for achieving soft, frizz-free, and nourished hair throughout the day. Ideal for those with curly hair. You’ll also like the Water Defence Spray, a barrier against water damage, this pre-wash spray protects your hair from the harm caused by hard water which is a common concern for Indian hair types. The Hair Density Tonic is designed to promote hair growth and reduce hair fall simultaneously.
Photo courtesy: The Earth Collective
The Hair Care range includes a Co-Wash which is a mild, non-lathering cream-based cleansing conditioner that cleanses your scalp and hair while maintaining its natural pH level, an 18 in 1 Hair Oil – a  blend of the finest quality of oils and herbs that give the hair & scalp a nutritional boost and a Scalp Tonic – A versatile scalp serum enriched with Ashwagandha, Jojoba, and Multi-Vitamins that hydrates, energizes, and soothes your scalp, making it suitable for all hair types.
INR: 900-INR 4,350
Milk Shake
Silver Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
Photo courtesy: Milk Shake Silver Shine
Are you often worried about how frequent washing or pollution highlights unwanted yellow tones, taking away your hair’s natural beauty? Here’s something to keep your blond locks healthy and vibrant. Milk shake Silver Shine is developed to neutralize the typical golden and yellow hues that can be present in blond, lightened or grey hair. It enhances the natural tones, giving the hair softness, manageability and shine and leaving it revitalized.
With ingredients like raspberry, blueberry and mango extracts that have a protective, invigorating and energizing action and Hydroglycolic sunflower seed extract that protects hair against colour fading, along with nourishing milk proteins, this product provides the restorative action you need.
BiE – Beauty in Everything
Clean skincare range
Popular skincare brand Beauty by BiE, which stands for Beauty in Everything, has come up with a range of clean skincare products to add to your beauty routine.
O₂WOW!- Oxygenating & Firming Mask
Photo courtesy: BiE
This unique mask combines the revitalizing properties of açaí berries, vital oxygen, and ginseng stem cells resulting in a skin-brightening sensation like no other. Bid farewell to pigmentation and an uneven skin tone.
INR: ₹2,199
Photo courtesy: BiE
They also have Plumped! A plumping serum that acts as a total sealant for the skin and replenishes the skin barrier.
INR: ₹2,249
LoveChild by Masaba
Primer, Concealer and Illuminator
Go ahead and ace your base routine perfectly as LoveChild by Masaba ups the glam quotient this festive season with a new launch. The brand introduces Concealer, Primer and Illuminator for all skin types and colour. The new face category range aims to bid goodbye to those stubborn blemishes and dark circles and transform your look as you embrace the confidence that comes with flawlessly radiant skin. Check it out…
Primer Premiere
Photo courtesy; LoveChild by Masaba
Prep your skin with this Hydrating Primer to create a velvety smooth canvas to ensure makeup stays put. Primer Premiere invigorates the skin, protects from environmental and digital pollution induced oxidation. Packed with coffee and charcoal water, it blurs out fine lines, acne spots, brightens complexion, enhances skin’s natural luminosity leaving your skin smooth, ready for the next step.
Price: INR 1,000

Concealer Cameo
Photo courtesy; LoveChild by Masaba

Available in 10 shades, Concealer Cameo is your new makeup bff. Conceal those pesky spots, acne marks, uneven skin tone and pigmentation with our hero Concealer Cameo. Enriched with Tahitian Papaya to brighten the skin and packed with hydra fit technology, Cameo Concealer evens the skin out to make it look supple and hydrated with a natural glow. Available in 10 shades such as Bombshell Ivory, Pearl Sand, Caramel Glam and more, to suit Indian skin tones.
Price: INR 800

Star Song Illuminator
Photo courtesy; LoveChild by Masaba

On to the next step, glow all out! Star Song Illuminator creates an instantly dewy, buildable glow while also nourishing the skin, giving it a hydrated and moisturised look throughout the day, thanks to Hyaluronic acid! With its serum-like, feather-light texture, this luxurious formula blends evenly, making the skin super radiant. Available in two shades: Caramel Custard and Sparkling Peach.
Price: INR 1,200
Blue Moon
Fluffy Lip Tint Liquid Lipstick
Photo courtesy: Blessed Moon
This is Korean beauty brand available, presents Fluffy Lip Tint Liquid Lipstick, a lightweight formula that makes for a smooth glide. This nourishing lip tint contains six natural oils to deeply hydrate and moisturize your lips. It offers a rich colour with a matte finish to keep your lips looking gorgeous. It also works as lipstick, so you can adorn any lip look on the go. Available exclusively in India on Tira beauty – online and in-stores.
Price: INR 1,130
Kay Beauty
Hydrating Lip Oil
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Here’s a one-of-a-kind lip oil designed to leave the lips feeling lusciously nourished and moisturised. Kay Beauty Hydrating Lip Oil infused with a blend of oils, is an intuitive, light and clear formula that hydrates the lips and delivers a luxurious glazed finish.  At the heart of this lip elixir are two key active ingredients: Kakadu plum oil, hailed as the highest natural source of Vitamin C, which brings potent antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids to the formula, elevating the nourishing experience and Chamomile Oil a guardian against free radicals, that shields the delicate skin from environmental pollutants, ensuring a revitalized look. Katrina Kaif, Co-Founder of Kay Beauty loves it as she says, “I’m thrilled to introduce this product, especially as a Lip Oil enthusiast myself. Infused with a blend of oils, the formula not only adds the perfect glazed sheen but also works to nourish and protect my lips all day. I’m confident that our Lip Oil will become a favourite.” The product is vegan, paraben free, mineral oil free, D5 free and also free of any nano ingredients. It will be available on the Nykaa website/ app and across Nykaa + select beauty retail stores across the country.
INR: 899
The Love Co
Shades of LoveThe Love Co
Sending gifts to friends and love ones will be top on the list this season and this is one that is as pretty as it gets! Shades of Love by The Love Co. comprises a gift box for women and men made from natural ingredients. The collection features Love Body Wash, Love Lotion, Love Hand Wash, hand cream, and scented candles The self-care spa gifts are infused with lavender essential oils, which naturally soothe the body and mind. The Perfect Scent helps bring about complete relaxation and have the ultimate spa experience. This set offers a diverse range of experiences, from sensual and romantic to adventurous and heartfelt.
INR 1,200
Illuminate+ Lush Strobe
Aqualogica Illuminate+ Lush Strobe
Photo caption: Aqualogica
Bid goodbye to dullness! Aqualogica, the high-performance brand which creates Skin hydrating products, has launched an amazing product this festive season: Illuminate+ Lush Strobe Cream with Wild Berries & Alpha Arbutin for an instant glow. It’s a game-changer that delivers an instant luminous HD glow. Whether you want an all-over effect, a boost for your foundation, or highlight your best features, this versatile cream has got you covered. It nourishes and plumps your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and gloriously hydrated.
INR 599


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