Six South Asian Influencers Share Fall 2021 Beauty Must-Haves

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As we jump from summer to fall, the hunt for skincare essentials is on; it has become a top priority since government bodies decided to lift mask mandates across the world. Say bye-bye to maskne and hello to extra protection. Come what may, looking your best self is something we don’t recommend compromising on. So we, at Brown Girl Magazine, decided to ask popular South Asian beauty influencers what their go-to product is — one that leaves their skin feeling healthy and makeup looking flawless, and those that we’ll all need as your fall 2021 beauty must-haves. 

Abiha J. Khan

My favourite product has to be my Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer. It makes my makeup last all day even if I am out and about in 100-degree weather. It almost works like glue for my makeup. All the products that I layer up on just stick on top of it and don’t move. It consists of blue agave extract, which visibly hydrates and helps smooth out the skin’s texture.

A few other amazing ingredients to look out for in this primer are aloe water and hyaluronic acid, both of which help keep my skin hydrated. 

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Deepica Mutyala

This is definitely a biased opinion, but my favourite beauty product has to be Live Tinted’s newest baby — Hueguard! It is a sunscreen with SPF 30, and there are tonnes of reasons why it’s my holy grail this year. Hueguard is both a primer and moisturiser, and you know how much I love multifunctional beauty products. It is also a mineral sunscreen, which means it physically blocks out harmful rays in the sun without using chemicals. On top of all that, Hueguard is also reef-safe, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, vegan and comes in a 100% PCR tube. But my favourite reason, hands down, has to be that Hueguard is brown girl friendly. It doesn’t leave behind a white cast, so it is not going to give your skin that ashy look. I am super proud of this product and use it every day.


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My holy grail products are definitely the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen and Glowscreen. Sunscreen is a must for me, because I am melanated and need to protect my skin! Over the years, I’ve seen the damage sun has done to my skin as I continue to combat hyperpigmentation and dark spots. So protecting my skin first is very important before layering on any other product. Both sunscreens don’t leave a white cast on my dark skin, which is why I love Supergoop so much.


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My go-to product has definitely been the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray. Ever since I’ve gotten my hands on it, I don’t go a single day without it. After you give your face an even spray, let it sit for a couple of seconds and then gently go over your makeup with a sponge. Your makeup will not budge all day even if you’re wearing a mask! No more makeup fading, melting, sliding or settling into fine lines. It’s worth the money! Gurnaz approved.


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I love Hawke’s Bay Gel Liner by Samreen’s Vanity to create a soft smokey eye to bring attention to the eyes and I use the same liner to fill my brows. It stays on all day! It’s my go-to product.

Sabrina Molu

My favourite product right now is the Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’ Oro. Brown skin looks beautiful in peachy tone blushes, and it’s usually something we stay away from in fall and colder winter months. Summer is the best time to add peachy tones into your makeup routine, and this drugstore buy is a steal! 

A good skincare routine is all about finding the right product for your skin. Hope this lowdown from some of the leading South Asian beauty influencers helps you get ahead of the crowd. Thank them later!

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