Instagram is a treasure trove for beauty finds that are both offbeat and high-performance. So much so that these days, instead of browsing aisles and logging on to e-commerce sites, people are increasingly using a mix of great hashtags and following flatlays to discover a wide selection of popular beauty products. In 2017, influencers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland used Summer Fridays, their unique line with a multi-purpose face mask, to start an Instagram revolution. In minutes, every beauty blogger worth her salt had it on their feed with interesting captions and innovative punchlines. Their motto: If it didn’t photograph well, it won’t be shared.
Visual appeal juxtaposed with filters and just a dash of Kira Kira (the app that knows how to keep things glam) is sure to make anyone swoon over a product these days. But the products also need to work because it’s social media and no one’s afraid of giving an honest review. Here are the seven products that we found on Instagram that are truly beauty with a purpose.
These came towards the end of 2018 and made sure the metallic glitter lip trend is here to stay. The multi-reflective glitter, rich pearl pigments, and iridescent shimmers are all about that satin effect.
This one’s been recommended by nearly every blogger we know and to see an Indian label comes up with this kind of quality is applaudable. This beauty not only protects you against UVA and UVB rays but also leaves no white cast.
Purearth Sitara Strobelighter Serum
The highlighter is made with the purest of ingredients formulated with wild harvest, supercritical and certified organic oils, macerated Ayurvedic botanicals, and natural minerals, so your shine lives on.
Glam Glow Glitter Mask
Every blogger has a video with this beauty on. The glitter mask is a peel-off mask that contains a combination of algae, glacial clay, and licorice leaf that makes sure your skin is softer and firmer.
A transparent jelly that stops you in your Instagram-story tracks? Yes, that’s the magic of this beautiful formulation that’s a staple in every beauty closet. The Clinique iD is a customised hydration system that meets specific skin needs.
Officially, the cult product of the year, Jade rollers have taught us the many ways you can strengthen your skin by stimulating lymph drainage while massaging skin and underlying muscles.
Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadow
Goodbye eyeshadow palette and welcome glitter pigments in liquid form. And no one did it better than Stila. It comes in 13 hues and is a perfect mix of pearl and glitter.
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