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A "ride or die" Vitamin C serum and a $7 mascara: Everything Alisha Bhojwani puts on her face.

What I Put On My Face is Mamamia’s celebrity beauty series that takes you inside the beauty cabinets of some of Australia’s most influential women. From what skincare products they use to their go-to makeup tips, it’s a pervy look at exactly what they put on their face. And body. And hair. You get the idea.

When it comes to skincare, Alisha Bhojwani knows what she's talking about. 

She creates educational content on her Instagram, simplifying complex-looking skincare products and ingredients in an easy to understand way for her fans and followers. And after years of trialling and testing products, she knows what works (and what does not). 

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On this week's episode of You Beauty, Alisha sat down with Kelly McCarren to discuss her absolute favourite skincare products, along with the makeup products she swears by to create her natural look. And as usual, we've taken notes.

Skincare routine.

A few years ago, Alisha started her Instagram account where she shares her makeup and skincare tips. During this time, heavy makeup, such as cut crease eyes and contour was on-trend. 

While this makeup looked amazing on, it can be heavy and suffocating for the skin underneath.

"My skin was breaking out a lot," Alisha explained to Kelly.

So Alisha decided it was time to take a few steps back and learn about skincare first. Now, she's obsessed with it.

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Here's what she uses.

Murad Essential-C Cleanser, $60.

Image: Murad.  

"I love this one because it doesn't strip my skin. It has these gorgeous little gold beads to buff away," Alisha said.

Good Molecule Instant Cleansing Balm, $15USD.

Image: Good Molecules. 

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"I like an oil cleanser to break the makeup down. This one's really cheap," she said.

Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel, $95. 

Image: Murad. 

"It's got a blend of AHA, BHA and TXH. Essentially, the AHA resurfaces the skin, the BHA pulls out all the excess oil and the TXH pulls out and breaks down stubborn pigmentation," Alisha explained. 

"I hold so much melanin, specifically around my mouth area so I look at something that will break that down. I use this one four times a week."

Medik8 PURE C15™Pure Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum, $118. 

Image: Medik8. 

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"It's runny, but it's not too sticky. My ride or die," she said.

CREMORLAB T.E.N. Cremor for face Fresh Water Gel, $69. 

Image: Cremorlab. 

"It's a really cool Korean-based skincare brand. This moisturiser melts in and leaves the skin so dewy."

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Cream, $88.

Image: Bobbi Brown. 

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OLE HENRIKSEN Phat Glow Facial Mask, $50.

Image: Ole Henriksen. 

"If I've had too many drinks and I've been bad with food, I'll use this and my skin will still glow," Alisha insisted.

Makeup routine.

Now, after spending plenty of time researching skincare, Alisha prefers a more natural, glowy makeup look. However, this still consists of a few (okay, more like 10) products.

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Here's what she adores.

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Primer, $99. 

Image: Pat McGrath. 

"This is a cult primer. It feels divine on the skin and sits under makeup so beautifully. But it's expensive so I save it for nights out," Alisha said.

Australis The Original Primer, $16.95.

Image: Australis. 

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For every day, Alisha prefers this savey.

"It's just such an affordable one. It smoothes over the skin, has a matte finish and is always on sale," she said.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, $75.

Image: Nars. 

"This has been holy grail since day one," Alisha shared.

Nudestix Tinted Cover Foundation, $49. 

Image: Nudestix. 

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L’Oreal Infallible Concealer, $20.96.

Image: L'Oreal. 

Nars Orgasm Blush, $48.

Image: Nars. 

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MCO Natural Bronzer Matte Pressed Powder, $14.

Image: MCoBeauty. 

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder, $80. 

Image: Bobbi Brown. 

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"It's creamy, it's so pearlescent, it's beautiful on the skin. It's a lit from within look," she said.

ICONIC LONDON Illuminator in original, $68.

Image: Iconic London. 

Morphe 35O2 Second Nature Artistry Palette, $36. 

Image: Morphe. 

When it comes to eye makeup, this palette does it all.

"It's such a versatile palette. You get 36 shades, they're all nudes, you get a red, orange and black in there, it's so pigmented and blends out like a dream," Alisha said.

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Essence I Need A Miracle! Volumizing & Strengthening Mascara, $7. 

Image: Essence. 

And for lashes, Alisha has been using this affordable option for years.

"This is the underdog. It's so good because it coats every lash and my lashes are really healthy," she said.

Du’it Roll On Heel Balm, $9.95. 

Image: Du'it. 

Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau De Toilette, $139.99. 

Image: Dior. 

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Dyson Airwrap, $799.

Image: Dyson. 

"If you want beautiful hair all the time and don't want to spend money on a blowout, get it," Alisha insisted.

You can listen to Alisha's full beauty interview with Kelly McCarren on the You Beauty podcast here.

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