Talented make-up artist Zarpash Altamash Khan during her busy schedule jotted down some of her go-to products for the season. From the best eye cream to her favourite palettes, she shares everything you need to have in your beauty bag for the upcoming festive season!
Nars radiant creamy concealer
This velvety textured concealer is lightweight and pigmented enough to give you the best results. From illuminating dark under eye circles, to enhancing high points of face or defining the arches of the brows this product does it all.
Dior Hydra life lotion to foam cleanser
Before any kind of make-up application I use this rich and foamy cleanser for deep cleansing. It instantly purifies and refreshes my skin.
La Mer revitalizing hydrating serum
I love how a little of this serum goes a long way, it glides beautifully over the skin and makes it super hydrated and radiant. I apply it at night and in the morning after cleansing my skin.
Benefit Hoola bronzer
I always like a naturally contoured face, not too cool or too warm. This bronzer has the perfect shade which glides onto the skin effortlessly and gives a blended and smooth finish.
Urban Decay metallic eye shadow palette
If I want to go all out with shimmery and glittery shades, this is my best choice. I love the metallic appearance in winter and this palette’s creativity eliminates the dullness of winter. The colours are vivid and no matter what your style there is a shade for you ranging from blues and greens to wearable pinks and browns.
Benefit brow gel
I have major admiration for groomed and fuller brows and nothing gives me a more satisfied feeling than this ‘Gimme brow gel’. For me, no make-up look is complete without touching the brows.
MAC lipsticks (Angel, Pretty please, Please Me)
These wonderful, neutral and wearable colours are perfect for an everyday winter look. They complement and balance your intense smokey eye or bold eye for a night out look.
Make-up forever cream blush
With this naturally looking blush, all you need is a little. I wear this alone for a natural flush of colour or top it off with a powder blush for an intense look. This product is totally buildable and long lasting.
Charlotte Tilbury instant eye palette
This is one of the most user-friendly palettes- with its wide range of shades from light to dark and mattes to shimmers; it can be used by anyone. It has everything you need to create various eye looks. This is my go to palette for upcoming winter festivities.
Bobbi Brown hydrating eye cream
This eye cream makes the under eyes feel incredibly soothing and hydrated, it also reduces puffiness and is super lightweight.
MAC extra dimension blush
The whole line of extra dimension is a must buy! This intensely pigmented and shimmery blush has long lasting power and instantly brightens up the face.
Giorgio Armani black ecstasy mascara
It’s a very important tool which gives the appearance of thick and enhanced eye lashes. This mascara does everything it claims: lengthens, gives voluminous curls and is the blackest black mascara you’ll ever come across.
Sephora brow illuminating pencil
To open up my eyes and make them look bigger and brighter I use this pencil on the waterline and on the brow bone to illuminate and lift my eyes.
Becca shimmering skin perfector
I always build up on my highlighter as I need to up my glow game and this flattering highlighter blends on like a dream. I apply it with a brush or even with my fingers as its texture is so smooth and buttery.
Jouer long-wear lip cream lipsticks
If you want to create a bold pout that is not just impactful but also comfortable and smooth, these lip creams should be your must have for winter night outs. Shades Dahila and Cabernet are my absolute favourites.
Anastasia modern renaissance eye palette
This is a great neutral palette with a wide variety of colours to play around with. Whether it’s a heavy winter night out look or a subtle winter day look you have the right colours to create some beautiful looks.
Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil
This eye pencil glides on so easily and has a great staying power with the formulation and texture that is unbeatable. It’s a necessity to achieve an intense smokey eye look and is ideal for winter, be it for tight-lining or lining the water line.
RMS living luminizer
This dreamy product gives a naturally brightened and subtle sheen with a wet glowing touch wherever applied. I apply this creamy texture on the high points of the face which gives me a subtle glow from within.
MAC strobe cream
I cannot start my make-up without this, I use it as a base to apply make-up on or mix this as an illuminating primer. It’s brilliant and gives your skin a subtle and an ethereal effect.
Charlotte Tilbury instant magic dry sheet mask
For an instant brighter, lifted and smoother feel I apply this magical mask right before my make-up. It works wonders in just a few minutes.
La Mer moisturising cream
This moisturiser is absolutely divine. Your skin is left feeling renewed and hydrated. Not only does it hydrate or clear up your skin it treats many other skin conditions as well. No make-up look of mine is complete without this moisturiser.
Hourglass vanish foundation
This seamless looking foundation is creamy and full coverage yet it feels so lightweight. It creates an even skin tone for me and doesn’t wipe off so easily. This is a must have for a beautiful and blended base finish.
Tatcha luminous dewy skin mist
This facial mist is perfect for achieving a dewy look. I spritz it over my face before and after make-up. It instantly gives you enough luminosity and hydration which changes your make-up game altogether.
Kiehl’s lip balm
This balm has a lovely texture and it repairs my lips instantly and it also stays in place more than other balms. I use a tiny amount which is just enough for the hydration of my lips.
Stilla eye liner pen
To create an elongated liner for a winter night out this waterproof liner works perfectly. It’s pigmented, rich and does not bleed or fade away.