Most of us spend thousands on makeup and toiletries that are imported internationally. But did you know that there are makeup brands and toiletries that are produced locally? Not only are they of good quality but they are tailored to suit our South Asian skin and needs.
If you are worried that local products may not provide the best quality, you may want to check them out first. The quality of these toiletries can compete with that of international brands while preventing a serious burn through of your pocket. Local brands such as Meril, Cute and Keya have a great line of soaps, lotions and powders that are great for our tropical weather. You may even give Meena Herbal hairpacks and uptans a chance. Many have raved about the Meena hair and face packs for the great results they give. You can also opt for the Neem Originals soap, face wash and hand wash by ACI limited.
Men worry not; there is an entire outlay of shaving cream, after-shave, body spray and face wash by Kool dedicated to men.
Even though local toiletries have been around for a while, local makeup products have much recently entered the market. These makeup products were launched keeping in mind the weather conditions of our country and the wide range of our skin tones and types.
Jands by Scicosso has a gorgeous line of highlighters, eye shadow palettes and matte liquid lipsticks. The highlighters are made to have the perfect shades of bronze and gold for our brown skin. The eye shadow colours are highly pigmented so that dark skinned beauties do not feel left out. They have a wide range of pink and red lipsticks that look stunning on all. They even have false eyelashes for the perfect eye look. Jands may be slightly pricey but the quality they offer makes every penny spent worth it.
Kona by FarnazAlam has introduced everything you need for a natural, full face makeup that includes foundation, compact powder, highlighter and liquid lipstick. Their foundations, which are available in three different shades, are gaining recognition for their smooth, lightweight, matte finish without being over-drying. The compact powders claim to give full coverage while giving you a matte look. The lipsticks are pigmented and come in a wide range of shades.
TilatKhayer Makeup line consists of a wide variety of single, loose eyeshadows, eye pencils, compact powders, foundations, blush, liquid shimmer, lip glazes, lip lacquers and lipsticks. The availability of a wide range of these products will allow you to choose what suits you best. The colours of all their products are pigmented. The base makeup products come in different shades to match your skin shade flawlessly.
Bangladeshi products can be compared with foreign products based on quality, price and effectiveness. The only thing they lack is the acknowledgement they truly deserve. So why not show our pride in the homeland, and wear it on our skins?