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Makeup Essentials To Pick Up When Travelling Abroad

Nilo Haq lists her must-haves


By Saira Noorani

Are you or someone you know travelling abroad this summer? Here are some essentials that might not be available in Pakistan, but worth getting your hands on ASAP. How do we know? These are all recommended items by one of the Middle East and South Asia’s biggest beauty influencers, Nilo Haq. The makeup artist and founder of the Desi Beauty Blog strongly recommends the following 15 items:

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

d4aa4170-8b36-0133-0e16-06167cce4013It’s the best especially for under eyes.

Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick

img_2846Check out the colour Patina! It’s such a great colour.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – Soft & Gentle Highlighter

12274691204_369ab14aed_zMAC Blot Powder/Pressed

miss-vanity-mac-blot-powder-pressed-mattierender-kompaktpuder-medium-dark This will help you control oil and shine and you can use it 1000x a day without it adding anymore makeup to your face, just makes your makeup look fresh.

MAC Studio Fix Powder

Mac-Studio-Fix-PowderPro Long Wear Foundation

mac prolong wear foundationFull coverage and long wearing.

MAC lipsticks

mac lipsticksMehr, Ruby Woo, Diva, Chilli, Honey Love (a great nude but mix it with a pink lip liner like Soar), Please Me, Taupe.

MAC Lip Pencils

MAC-Lip-Pencil2Soar, Cherry, Boldly Bare.

Inglot: Gel Eyeliner #77

inglot black eyeliner It’s the blackest in the market and is waterproof.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Urban_Decay-All_Nighter Great to keep your makeup on all day/ night especially in hot climates.

Beauty Blender Sponge

original-beauty-blender It’s a must for all makeup applications.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

maybelline-maybelline-instant-age-rewind-dark-circles-treatment-concealerA great drug store concealer!

Anastasia Beverly Hills

anastasia beverly hillsThe best brow products!

Rita Hazen Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray Temporary Gray Coverage

Rita Hazan root concealer touch up spray This is great to spray on you scalp where hair is thin, also covers grey or root growth with one spray.

The Wet Brush

wet-brushHands down the best hairbrush I’ve ever owned! It combs through wet hair like a breeze, taking out tangles without breaking your hair.  (You can get it at Claire’s/Icings).