12 Makeup Products Every Girl In Kathmandu Needs To Have

You might say makeup is nothing but painting your face, but at least it’s painting your face with a lot of craft, and a hell lot of money! Makeup aficionados know what I am talking about. What would beat the pleasure of getting ready while listening to Taylor Swift telling everyone to ‘Shake it off’? Moreover, there’s exuberant joy in looking the best version of yourself with a little (smirk) help from makeup.

If you’re a beginner, you might be wondering what products to choose from, especially because there are tons of products available in the market. Investing in makeup products does not mean you have to rack your wallet empty, you just need to know which products to choose and where to shop for them.

If we had Sephora in Nepal, I’d suggest more than a hundred products. But based on the limited brands sold exclusively in Kathmandu, here are twelve makeup products must-haves for girls.

  1. 1 Lotus Herbal Sheamoist Shea Butter and Real Strawberry 24 hr Moisturizer

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    Can you imagine going without water for an entire day? Your skin needs the same kind of moisture, especially now that we are amid the peak of winter. Hydrating your skin always comes first. This one by Lotus is just the right for your skin’s thirst. It’s mild, has a fresh aroma of strawberry and is gentle on your skin. Applying it twice a day really does the trick of keeping your skin soft and touchable all day long. 

    Lotus products are available in almost every department store around you. You can substitute this moisturizer with their Sunblock in summer. It’s available in a wide range of your SPF needs depending on how long you need to spend time outside. Keep it handy in your bag whenever your skin feels dry, take a pea size in your hand and let your skin drink a fresh strawberry smoothie. 

  2. 2 Himalaya Face washes

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    If you tuck that makeup smeared face under the blanket before going to bed, you might get a huge surprise from the Zit Fairy the next day. Thankfully, there are facewashes to save the day! Himalaya Face washes are the most affordable yet efficient face washes available out there. To make matters better, they have a wide range of flavors that you can choose from. Each has their own functions based on your skin’s needs. 

    The most popular one, you’ve seen must be the Neem one, as it’s good for acne. But if you already have dry skin, this might not be your best choice. Look for the colorful fruit-based ones. They are neutral and gentle on the skin. After a long day around the dusty streets of Kathmandu, never miss a wash in the evening. 

  3. 3 Bio Oil


    If you haven’t discovered Bio Oil already, you immediately need to start using it! The reason behind it is, although it’s a very simple thing, it has a lot of uses and benefits. Made from a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base, it can be used to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks to even skin tone.

    If you’re in your teens and praying that your stretch marks won’t worsen, this product might be your lifesaver. Or, even if you have very dry skin during winters a few drops of this can work wonders. Be aware of cheap copies.

    Available at leading retailers.  

  4. 4 Miniso Invisible fix loose powder

    What can you not find at Miniso? It’s a shopping wonderland for every girl. From cute pens to cheap fake lashes, you can find anything. But you can’t necessarily trust every Miniso product, as some can be quite useless, of course apart from this one. 

    Loose powder can be used for multiple reasons. The most basic being to bring some glow on your face, and if you know the techniques of makeup, it’s perfect for baking your face. 

    Available at all Miniso outlets

  5. 5 Lakme Eyeconic Kajal/Lakme Insta Eye Liner


    A tiny bit of lining on your eyes goes a long way off. It immediately lifts your face and highlights the best feature of your face- your eyes! 

    Lakme has the most affordable ranges of liners and kajals in the Asian market. The best by far is the Eyeconic Kajal and Insta Eye Liner. If you’re not much of a fan of waiting for your liners to dry and almost always end up with a huge smudge, try the dry kajal. You can’t go wrong with this. They’re available in the darkest shade of black, to get that perfect cat eye. 

    Available at leading retailers.   

  6. 6 LA Girls Pro Conceal


    The late nights, the bad days and hickeys can now hide under a thick layer of concealer, as you strut like Queen Bee. This magic corrector is here to save the day and make you look forever flawless. 

    The best one I can suggest is by LA Girls. It comes with a brush tip and is super easy to apply- under your eyes, on the outline of your brows, you name it! Plus, the formula is super light and blends really well. 

    Available at Pretty Click and Beauty Hub. 

  7. 7 Mac Ruby woo/Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Best Red

    A classic red lipstick is a girl’s best friend. And no one does lipstick better than Mac. If you know your Russian Red from Ruby Woo, then you know damn well what I am talking about. The downside of Mac is that it’s a bit pricey, but if you take its super nice texture and quality into account, it’s a good investment. 

    Nevertheless, there are other affordable substitutes for Mac’s Ruby Woo. Milani does justice on lipsticks for the low range. Try Milani’s Color Statement series. The close substitute for Ruby Woo is the shade, “Best red”. 

    Available at Glizz Cosmetics or Forever Flawless (find them on Instagram for Mac). Milani products are available at Pretty Click.

  8. 8 Milani Conceal+Perfect 2 in 1 foundation


    The holy grail of flawless makeup is a nice base to start things off with. Investing in a good foundation is like investing in real estate because they can get a bit pricey, but you will definitely get the returns. 

    This one by Milani serves both as a foundation and as a concealer which means you will get the most even canvas to work on. Combat those dark circles, redness and other skin imperfections with just a few drops of this magic elixir. It has the most lightweight formula and does not leave your skin with a cakey finish. 

    Available at Pretty Click. 

  9. 9 Jordana Sculpt n Go Creamy Contour Stick


    Pop those cheekbones and let them do the talking by contouring them, to bring out the best angles of your face. 

    Jordana is one of the most affordable yet nice makeup brands available out there. I think their best product by far is the Sculp n Go Creamy contour stick. It’s available in three different shades, depending on your skin tone. If you are unaware about the know how’s of contouring, watch this super helpful video by Tina Young. 

    Available at Pretty Click. 

  10. 10 Jordana Glow n’ go Strobing stick


    Highlighting is the best optical illusion trick applied in makeup, and it seems to do the job just perfectly. The stick form of this Strobing stick just makes the job that much easier, to apply at all the high points of your face. You glow girl!

    Available at Pretty Click. 

  11. 11 Milani Brow gel


    Brows can transform your entire face…if done correctly. If you don’t use the right techniques and products your brows might look like it’s feeding off manure from your face. 

    Milani Brow gel is super nice to accentuate your brows. It’s in gel form and comes with a fine brush, so you can’t possibly mess it up. Be extremely light handed and know the right brow- shape for your face shape. 

    Available at Pretty Click. 

  12. 12 MAC Setting spray/Milani Make it last Setting Spray

    You possibly don’t want your makeup running down like a sad clown by the end of the day. Making it kiss, dance and fun proof requires some of the best setting sprays. Mac Setting spray is the by far the best but if a cheaper and smarter alternative is Milani’s Make it last setting spray. 

    Available at Beauty Hub. 

    Would you like these products in your collection? Better yet, if you are a makeup aficionado, do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments. 

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