From Foundation To Lipsticks, Our 16 Most Favourite Makeup Launches Of 2022 In India

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2022 was full of exciting makeup launches in India. We saw loads of new products across categories that were worth trying. Here are our favourites under each category.

The best base makeup products launched in 2022 in India

1. Mama Earth Glow Serum Foundation

Best dewy serum foundation for glowing skin,
Credit: Mama Earth India

Rs 599

Dewy foundations are really having a moment right now. This luminous finish foundation gives the skin a luminous finish that makes it look glowy and hydrated, along with light to medium buildable coverage.

The fact that it’s affordable makes it great for everyday use when you don’t want to buy an expensive foundation. It’s also ideal for daytime wear in the office because it’s not cakey, heavy, and matte.

Buy it here.

2. Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation

ffordable skin-like foundation similar to NARS Radiant Longwear foundation,
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Rs 950

A skin-like, soft-matte foundation, which gives amazing coverage to the skin without looking cakey, this is great for everyday wear and parties. Its finish is very similar to the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation, which is several times its price and not available in India. It comes in 30 shades internationally, of which around eight are available in India.

Buy it here.

3. Type Beauty’s skincare-makeup hybrid foundation and concealers

Foundations with skincare benefits,
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Skin-like, lightweight, and great for beginners, this brand’s foundations and concealers are very unique. There are three types of concealers and four types of foundations created for different skin concerns and types. So, you get a different foundation for acne, oiliness, and creases. The formula is so blendable and the finish is very natural, making this a one-of-a-kind product.

If you’re concerned about the price, the concealers are Rs 999 and The foundation is Rs 1,499, which isn’t wildly expensive but not very affordable either.

Buy the range here.

4. Zara Beauty Limitless Soft-Matte Foundation

Zara Foundation review,
Credit: Zara India

Rs 1,590

Zara Beauty launched a wide variety of makeup products this year in India, and this foundation was amongst our favourites. A full-coverage demi-matte foundation, this is amazing for those who want high coverage. It’s easy to blend, completely blurs and smoothens the skin in one coat if you use a brush, and is available in a whopping 51 shades!

The finish is not cakey or powdery, but neither is it too shiny. So this foundation is perfect for those who want to cover up blemishes and have long-lasting coverage.

Buy it here.

The best eye makeup products launched in 2022 in India

5. Nykaa Cosmetics Eyes On Me! 4 in 1 Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Nykaa Eye Quad,
Credit: Nykaa

Rs 375

There’s nothing particularly innovative about this range of eyeshadow quads per se. But given that big and expensive eyeshadow palettes aren’t very practical for most people, these quads are an affordable and travel-friendly investment, which will be useful for many.

Available in a bunch of easy-to-pair, basic colour combinations, these make everyday looks easy to create. There are seven variants available, and it’s a good option for those who don’t wear a lot of makeup and like keeping it simple.

Buy it here.

6. Kay Beauty Gel Eye Pencil

Best Kay beauty products,
Credit: Nykaa

Rs 599

Kay Beauty really hit a home run with these jewel-toned eyeliners. These pencils are so smooth and creamy despite being long-wearing and pigmented, it’s truly beautiful. The colour payoff is saturated and rich, and the shades are beautiful, especially the deep blue and silver colours. These don’t smudge at all, and are very long-lasting as well.

Buy it here.

7. NYX Professional Makeup Epic Smoke Angled Liner & Blender

NYX Smoky Eye Liner,
Credit: Nykaa

Rs 849

Smoky eyeliner is all the rage right now, and these make creating that diffused winged liner look much easier. You get a twist-up eye pencil on one end, and a smudging brush on the other. So you can blend and smoke out your eyeliner very easily and smoothly, minus any bald patches.

Buy it here.

8. Typsy Beauty Magic Dust Foil Eyeshadow

Best shimmer shadow,
Credit: Typsy Beauty

Rs 899

These eyeshadow singles are beautiful for a wash of sparkle on the lids. Their sheen is so reflective, it’s like wearing molten metal on your eyelids. Smooth and easy to use with the fingertips, this product is wonderful even if you use it alone, and doesn’t have chunky glitter that flakes and falls everywhere.

Buy it here.

9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Nouveau Eyeshadow Palette

ABH Nouveau palette review,
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Rs 5,700

Anastasia made quite the comeback with this beautiful eye palette. The main new things here are that you get 12 larger eyeshadow pans as opposed to 14 small ones, in a palette with magnetic closure.

The mattes in this palette are much creamier than the older ABH eyeshadow formula, making them easier to blend. The shimmer shadows are velvety and smooth, and have the silkiest finish. Those with olive skin will really enjoy using this because the shades aren’t pink or yellow like Modern Renaissance or Soft Glam, and instead are neutral.

What’s also new is that you get some stunning duochrome shades in this palette, which isn’t common in palettes from this brand. This palette is special because it strikes that balance between being neutral and colourful with aplomb.

Buy it here.

10. Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Palette

Huda Rose palette review,
Credit: Nykaa

Rs 5,375

This palette launched worldwide in November 2021, but only came to India earlier this year. A stunning set of romantic and soft colours, this palette has the prettiest colour story. It has 18 eyeshadows, with eight mattes, three metallics, three soft shimmers, three marbled multi-chrome cream shadows, and a unique balmy eye gloss with shimmer particles.

There are some stunning duochrome hues in this palette, and the mattes are mostly lighter browns and pinks. So you can use it for a nude makeup look, but also for a very special and eye-catching party look. The unique and pretty colours in this make it a palette worth trying.

Buy it here.

11. Pat McGrath Mothership Palettes

Pat McGrath Mothership Eyeshadow Palette,
Credit: Nykaa

Rs 10,290

Speaking of palettes which are stunning, Pat McGrath launched in India this year. As many know, the best product from the brand is their eyeshadows. These iconic eye palettes are wildly expensive, but the formula is top of the line.

There are several variants in the Mothership palette series, but all of them have unique duochrome shades you’ll find hard to dupe, and the most beautiful, easy-to-blend, yet pigmented mattes.

Buy it here.

The best lip makeup products launched in 2022 in India

12. Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipsticks

Maybelline Glossy Long lasting lipstick
Credit: Maybelline India

Rs 849

These lipsticks aren’t for everybody because they can feel heavy and sticky on the mouth. But it is probably one of the few shiny liquid lipsticks that actually last long on the lips. A shiny lip lacquer, this needs to be allowed to set for a few minutes in order to become as bulletproof as it is. After it sets, it stays on the lips without transferring.

As this product fades through the day, the shine reduces but the pigment remains intact, making it fabulous for those who like lipsticks with longevity, but don’t like a dry finish.

Buy it here.

13. Lovechild Masaba Mad Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Lovechild Masaba Liquid Lipstick review,
Credit: Lovechild India

Rs 900

Masaba Gupta launched her own beauty brand this year, and out of all the offerings, the liquid lipsticks were what we loved. Now, there are more liquid lipsticks in the market than one can count, so why are these special? For one thing, the shades are such that they work really well for dusky and dark skin, so you won’t really find too many shades which wash you out.

The formula is not runny, so application is very easy and prevents the product from bleeding outside the lips’ lines. The skinny applicator makes life a lot easier because you can line the edges without needing a lip liner to neaten the borders.

Buy it here.

14. Simply Nam Ultimate Timeless Lip Gloss

Simply Nam lipgloss review,
Credit: Simply Nam

Rs 999

Non sticky, non-greasy, high-shine, and nourishing, these are beautifully balanced in terms of how pigmented they are. Not too sheer but not pigmented to the point that it looks messy if it bleeds–which it doesn’t–these can be built up to get a more saturated colour payoff.

A refreshing change from the glittery and sheer glosses populating the market, these are not runny and don’t drip outside the lips either.

Buy it here.

The best cheek makeup products launched in 2022 in India

15. Tsara Universal Glow Balm

Tsara dewy glow balm highlighter,
Credit: Tsara Cosmetics

Rs 990

The era of chunky powder highlighters is over. This dewy illuminating balm gives the skin that seamless, wet-look glow which makes it look lit-from-within. Similar to products like the Makeup By Mario Master Secret Glow Highlighter or Danessa Myricks Beauty Dew Wet Hydrating and Highlighting Balm, this is beautiful for dry skin. You can tap it on with your fingertips and it just melts into the skin to give that stunning movie star glow without any visible particles of glitter.

Buy it here.

16. Gush 3-in-1 FACE PALETTE Stacked In Your Favour

Tsara dewy glow balm highlighter,
Credit: Tsara Cosmetics

Rs 1,550

A travel-friendly set of blush, bronzer and highlighter, this is so convenient and easy to use. All the three products are cream-based, and they come in a stack that is attached, so you can throw it in your purse and apply it with your fingertips. Very natural and dewy-looking, this a useful product to have if you like keeping your makeup routine minimal.

Buy it here.

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