Month: August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches & FOTD

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review

 

Happy “Smoky Eyes Week’ to everyone. There is big news for all you, UD Lovers! Urban Decay is selling off the Smoky palette for half the price i.e $27.00 as they are going to discontinue this palette soon. I don’t even know why have they suddenly decided to discontinue it considering the fact that its one heck of a Bestseller! It’s been on every girl’s wishlist since like school. I bought this palette during the December-January sale on Sephora and luckily I got it for $27.00 too. I thought why not review this amazing palette before you think of purchasing it. After all, it’s one of my most cherished palettes and getting this baby home was almost like a dream come true. Mind you, it’s an achievement for any beauty enthusiast to have an Urban Decay palette, it’s more like having an iPhone in the world full of Androids 😛 (No offence to Android Lovers)

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review

Product Description-

The key to nailing the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever? Naked Smoky—loaded with ALL the essentials you need for the perfect neutral smoky eye. A true range of shades. The perfect brushes. And detailed tutorials.

We packed this palette with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals, including nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives from past palettes. Experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional grays, rich browns, gorgeous taupes and deep black. From mattes and satins to shades with sparkle, Naked Smoky has it all. Each shade in Naked Smoky features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Ever buy a beauty product and then realize you have no idea how to use it? Naked Smoky makes sultry, come-hither eyes totally doable. The detailed lookbook breaks down four amazing ways to get Naked and smoky, and our exclusive double-ended brush (with a Tapered Crease Brush on one end and a Smoky Smudger Brush on the other) makes application easy.

The case and brush feature a cool floating smoke effect, with “Naked Smoky” in gunmetal foil. To add to the mysterious vibe, we set the shadow pans in a smoky transparent base. The magnetic closure on the case prevents shadow mishaps in your bag, and the full-size mirror makes it easy to get Naked whenever the urge strikes.

What you see is what you get: High (pale pink-nude shimmer w/ micro-sparkle), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Armor (metallic silver-taupe w/tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal w/micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe) and Thirteen (light beige satin).

Fill Weight: Eyeshadows: 12 x 1.3 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 12 x 0.05 oz

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review

Price- $54.00 (Now available for $27.00 only)

Packaging- The palette comes in a very chic, sexy and sturdy packaging. It looks like smoke engraved on the case; this palette’s packaging is quite unique unlike the other two versions of Naked palettes which looked pretty simple. The palette is slightly heavier but sturdier than other palettes and includes a big mirror and a dual ended brush. The dual ended brush is of very good quality and can be used single handedly to create smokey looks. Since the palette is sturdy you can count in for being travel friendly.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

My Experience with Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette-

I always wanted a Smoky Eyeshadow palette and what could be better than having an original Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow palette. I don’t have any other Urban Decay Eyeshadow palette other than the Naked Smoky palette but I am truly impressed with the super high pigmentation and smooth texture of the eyeshadows in this palette. The eyeshadow palette comes with a big mirror and a dual ended brush. The dual ended brush acts as a blending brush and as a smudge brush. Now even if you run out of your makeup brushes during travelling, this single brush will be your Saviour. The eyeshades are mix of matte, satins and shimmery which includes shades from beige-brown to greyish-blacks. You wouldn’t need any shades outside the palette to create your smokey eyes. I didn’t use any primer while creating the look yet it showed so well on my eyelids. I am sure an eyebase or primer will increase the intensity of these eyeshadows. Also, I noticed there were no fall outs from this eyeshadows. I have Coastal scents eyeshadows and I have BH cosmetics eyeshaow palette they all have lovely colors but do have fall outs. I never faced that issue with the Naked Smoky palette. The eyemakeup doesn’t wear out and stay for around 8-9hrs easily. I think this is the reason why Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes are so expensive. If you prefer having high end palettes that has great pigmentation and shades for your smoky eye tutorials, you will love Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette.  The only Con is that it’s not easily available and of course they are pricey. However, it is best to invest on it now since it’s on sale. I created a simple smokey look on Ganesh Chaturthi using this palette and loved how it looked on me. What do you think?

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette tutorial
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Tutorial

 

Pros-

  • Very good pigmentation
  • Smooth texture
  • Good mix of matte, satins and shimmers
  • No fall out
  • Classy packaging
  • Great staying power
  • All possible smokey shades
  • Comes with a mirror and dual ended brush
  • Travel friendly
  • Quite sturdy
  • Currently available at just $27.00 / Half the price
  • Great for smokey eyemakeup lovers

Cons-

  • Pricey
  • Availability

Rating- 4.9/5

Recommendation- This palette is for the one who has a special place for smokey eyes in their hearts. The 12 shades can spoil you with options. You can go from soft brown smokey to pitch black smokey through this palette.

 

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

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Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

If you really want to know what is Monsoon? You should come to Mumbai (i.e if you are not in Mumbai). It is raining cats and dogs here from past 3 days and there is finally some sunlight today. The sun is out and I felt inspired to write this post on Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara. Generally, I don’t buy waterproof version of a mascara. But its a must have in Mumbai during Monsoon and summers…YES! Summers too! One day I went for an event and I was dreaded to see my mascara in the lift, it was smudged all over my eyes due to sweating. So I thought of investing in a good waterproof mascara to avoid further wardrobe malfunction. 😛 Honestly, I was ready to buy an expensive one too. In my search, I thought of giving this mascara a try and here I am with the complete review.

Product Description-

Maybelline New York introduces the 1st of its kind Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara to deliver dramatic volume with a 45 degree lift. Superior Technology with cup shaped bristles and push up brush that scoops, coats and lifts lashes, bathing them in volume. Creamy plumping formula that glides smoothly onto lashes for a dramatic, instant charge.

  • Super quick and easy makeup on the go.
  • Instant plump formula
  • Glamorous new pack design
  • Available in a washable and waterproof format

Ingredients-

Aqua / Water / Eau, Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal / Acacia Senegal Gum, Stearic Acid, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Polybutene, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire de Carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica, Laureth-21. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.

Price- Rs. 550

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

Packaging- The tube looks very pretty and chic with a color combinaton of black, red and pink. The wand of the mascara wand doesn’t build up any messy fibers which is great. The packaging is sturdy and it comes in two variants- washable and waterproof. This mascaras is travel friendly.

 

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Swatches
Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

My Experience with Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review-

This is one of most blackest black mascara in budget mascara category. The formula is wet yet thick and it dries pretty quickly. You can easily add 2-3 coats of mascara without any clumps. The waterproof version is way too good and I wore the mascara in hot & humid climate and in rains. The mascara didn’t smudge or budge at all. I usually wear colored contact lenses and it didn’t irritate my eyes. I can say its safe to say to use even for people who wear contact lenses. I always curl my lashes and then apply a mascara unless I am in a hurry. This mascara curls the lashes very well and keep them uplifted for a longer period of time. Some mascara lengthens while some add volume, this mascara does both; adds volume for fuller looking lashes and lengthens them. I love how affordable yet effective this mascara turned out to be. Maybelline Push up Drama Waterproof Mascara lasts for a really long time and stays until removed. One tube lasts for around 3 months based on the usage. The only con I see that its a pain to remove this mascara you need to have a very good makeup remover to get rid of it. Also, I would like to warn you that never sleep with this mascara it may irritate your eyes. Anyway, its not good to sleep with your makeup on. Overall, I love this mascara its affordable, waterproof and it works very well. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is my other favourite. I have to accept that Maybelline makes some really good mascaras in the budget range.

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

Pros-

  • Waterproof
  • Smudge proof
  • Very black
  • Uplifts and curls lashes
  • Lengthens them effectively
  • Adds volume to the lashes
  • Chic packaging
  • Good applicator
  • Wet and thick formula
  • Doesn’t clump lashes
  • Curls lower lashes effectively
  • Doesn’t get dried up fast
  • You can apply 2-3 coats without clumping
  • Affordable
  • Last till you wash them off
  • Can be worn with contact lenses.
  • No irritation occurs unless u sleep with it.

Cons-

  • Tough job to wash this off.
  • Itches the eyes if you sleep with it at nightime.
  • Also available in a washable format

Rating-  4.8/5

Recommendation-  I would highly recommend this to someone who is looking out for a waterproof mascara which curls, lengthens and adds volume without irritating the eyes. Its affordable and worthy. I am already on the verge of finishing my first tube going on to the second.

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Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

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Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

We all love doing makeup but don’t you just hate it when your makeup starts melting during summers and look patchy during winters? This problem gave birth to Setting Spray in my vanity. Its only been few months that I purchased Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist and I have never used any other setting spray in past. I heard great things about MAC Fix + spray but didn’t get it because I wanted to see how fixing spray actually can fix your makeup. Honestly, I really didn’t want to buy something so expensive before trying an alternative. You know mind of a beauty blogger is just like a ‘baniya’ 😛 I read about this being a dupe of MAC Fix + spray, I don’t have one so I don’t want to comment on that. I don’t think I will ever know MAC Fix + spray unless its gifted to me because I am super happy with Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist. Read on to know why…

Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

Product Description-

Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist a hydrating mist that sets and refreshes your favorite makeup to make it last longer

  • This product does two jobs
  • A toner that keeps your skin hydrated, refreshed and calm
  • And a hydrating mist that sets and refreshes your favorite makeup to make it last longer
  • Energized with ‘Witch Hazel Water’ this product has anti-bacterial properties

Price- Rs.850 for 100ml

Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review
Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review, Swatches

My Experience with Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist-

To start with the packaging, it comes in a spray bottle which is quite transparent that helps you to understand how much of the product is left in the bottle. The product has a slight fragrance but nothing that will irritate a sensitive nose. I am combination skin which gets dry easily, infact my mouth area is very drying so much so that my skin peels at times. I usually apply my makeup without moisturiser; yes I am weird that way…. that’s because I use sunscreen that works like a moisturiser. After applying full makeup, I sprayed this mist on my face and I was happy to see that my makeup looked all put together, dewy and natural. Earlier, my face used to look flat matte and even though it didn’t look patchy. It did look like I am wearing a mask of makeup and that can be a turn off. There was a lovely glow on my face and my highlighter popped out like “champagne” (No, I didn’t use Becca’s champagne pop). At times, when I don’t want a heavy coverage, I simply apply the sunscreen and compact powder and then use the mist. It looks absolutely natural for everyday wear. I have also used it as a toner and primer works perfectly fine on those grounds too. You can also spray the hydrating mist on your makeup brush for flawless blending and smooth finish. The makeup stays for good 8-10 hrs on my face with the fixing spray. I need to use baby wipes to get rid of all the makeup on the face. This fixing spray will suit all skin types including the oily skin girls  but make sure you don’t go overboard with the spray or you will end up looking like a disco ball. Sensitive skin women can use this hydrating mist as it doesn’t irritate or give any breakouts. People generally keep asking me about the glow on my face, it’s basically the Colorbar Stay the Day Finishing Mist working on me. Who needs a MAC when you have something that works just the same at half the price.

Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

Pros-

  • Boon for dry skin
  • Mild fragrance
  • Sets makeup like a boss
  • Spray it on your makeup brush for flawless blending.
  • Works like a toner/primer prior application
  • Increase the longevity of the makeup by 8-10hrs
  • Increase the intensity of your highlighter.
  • Gives a dewy finish that looks natural.
  • Includes Witch Hazel that has anti bacterial properties
  • Makeup doesn’t look cakey or patchy
  • Will suit all skintypes including oily and sensitive skin.
  • 100% Cruelty Free
  • Good packaging.
  • Affordable as compared to MAC’s fixing spray
  • One bottle last for a very long time.

Cons-

  • None

Rating- 5/5

Recommendation- Its a must-have product for anyone who likes natural dewy makeup. It is a multi purpose product and definitely increases the longevity of the makeup. This product is my HG and I don’t feel the need to buy MAC’s Fixing spray.

 

 

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello girls,

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD

There are two things about me that you should know or may already know. I love liquid lipsticks & highlighters more than any other makeup. I am a hoarder when it comes to highlighters, go check out my Instagram and you will know what I am talking about. I have three Makeup Revolution highlighters but I want to bring out the best to you. Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss is my favourite peach highlighter. I really never planned to purchase it but Bidisha (from Mermaid Bidisha on Youtube) told me that she has it and it’s a must-have. How could I not believe my makeup buddy? She has always suggest me the right products. Well, the time I purchased this, it was only Hokmakeup who was selling this product. So I immediately bought this highlighter without second thoughts. Now you have it on Nykaa too.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review

Product Description-  A highly-pigmented highlighting powder available in 3 shades. Use all over your face or body for the perfect glow and highlight. Simply tap your brush into the powder and apply – use a wet brush for a higher intensity.

Price- Rs. 748 from Hokmakeup.com, Also available at Nykaa.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review

Ingredients-  Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
May Contain; (+/-) TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 15850, CI 77007

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review

My Experience with Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Peach Kiss Highlighter-

Firstly, I want to adore the packaging of this highlighter. This highlighter is so huge and pretty. The rose gold packaging is absolutely chic and it comes with a huge mirror. The mirror is damn big and you can use it easily to do your whole face. I couldn’t detect any strong fragrance but a very mild one that vanishes. I have swatched the highlighter and boyyy it was insanely pigmented. The formula of this highlighter is extremely smooth and buttery. When I applied it to my cheeks, Omg.. I looked like a “glowworm”. It looked so gorgeous on application that I just couldn’t get my eyes of it. The best part was that it didn’t look chunky it was just like one of those natural glow. I prefer natural highlighters any given time. You can also try applying it wet to increase the intensity. I used a fixing spray and end up looking like a “bulb” with the highlight. No jokes, the highlight is simply blinding. Since the formula is blendable and natural looking, it’s perfect for both daily and occasionally. You can also use it all over your neck and body for party wear. It looked amazing on my skintones which is medium and it looks equally amazing on darker skintones. Hence, I am sure it is a versatile product. Also, the quantity of the product is way more for the value.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD
Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD

Pros-

  • Highly pigmented
  • Pretty peach highlight
  • Smooth texture
  • Blends easily
  • Doesn’t look chunky or shimmery
  • Looks like a natural glow.
  • Wet application increase the intensity
  • Good quantity
  • Affordable
  • Large mirror
  • Fancy rose gold packaging
  • Travel friendly
  • Can be used all over face & body
  • Will suit all skintones

Cons-

  • None

Rating- 5/5

Recommendation- If you are looking out for a peachy highlighter, this is your best bet. This highlighter is absolute value for money as I couldn’t find any con in the product. Also, it’s a nice change from the usual gold/champagne highlighter.

 

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

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Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

It was a nice long weekend and I hope you all had made the most of it. I saw wonderful makeup post inspired by Independence Day all over my Facebook and Instagram feed. Its great to see the enthusiasm from beauty bloggers during festive season. We get to see a whole lot of creativity happening but I really want to appreciate the hard work that goes behind every look. The artist makes it look so easy peasy but a whole lot of hard work, patience, perseverance and passion takes all of that you see. Well, No I am not doing an Independence Day look here, its over and done. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to everyone. Moving on, I want to review this beautiful Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle for yaa. I think by now you should know that I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. I tried the Colourpop ultra satin liquid lipstick and I was very happy with the formula. I had to try the Kylie Velvet Liquid lipstick to see the formulation and also because there was a SALE going on!!! 😛

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review

Product Description-

Dazzle is a warm terracotta.

Each Lip Kit contains: 

  • 1 Velvet Liquid Lipstick (0.11 fl oz./oz. liq / 3.00 ml)
  • 1 Pencil Lip Liner (net wt./ poids net  .03 oz/ 1.0g)

The #KylieCosmetics Lip Kit is your secret weapon to create the perfect ‘Kylie Lip.’ Each Lip Kit comes with a Velvet Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner.

Lip Liner
This ultra-long wearing Lip Liner has a creamy texture that glides across the lips for a very easy and comfortable application. The Lip Liner sharpens easily in most standard sized sharpeners – just make sure your sharpener is not dull!

Velvet Liquid Lipstick
The Velvet Liquid Lipstick has high intensity pigment for a full coverage lip. This long wearing, ultra pigmented liquid lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients that glide on for a creamy matte look that does not dry down.

Price- $27.00

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review

Packaging- No one can beat Kylie with the packaging. I think she is the pioneer who started with the lip kit concept and came out with such mind blowing packaging. The liquid lipstick look classy and the lip liner is pretty looking with silver engraving. You can see the shade color and name both on the box and on the lipstick and lipliner.

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

My Experience with Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle-

The first thing you notice about Kylie liquid lipsticks is the delicious fragrance. When I am finally over the fragrance, I felt the texture very soft and comfortable. After the liquid lipstick was dried, I felt the formula was semi wet but actually it looked dried and intact. To assure myself, I touched my lips to check and it was completely dry and matte. So thumbs up with the formula, I loved how the texture was smooth and didn’t move after drying. I applied the lipliner first followed by a stroke of application. It was highly pigmented and I didn’t feel the need to reapply. Also, it didn’t get into the finelines of the lips after drying. All liquid lipstick can look patchy if you don’t exfoliate your lips before applying them. Its a ritual for me to exfoliate so no patchiness experienced with Dazzle. Talking about the shade, it’s a peachy kinda shade on me. Kylie explained it to be warm terracotta. But it looks like a very light terracotta on me. I have read people saying its a close match to “Bumble” from Colourpop. I compared the shade but “Bumble” is much darker and has certain pink undertones to it. This on the other side leans towards peachy tones. Dazzle is a pretty shade that would suit medium to fair skintones beautifully. I am not sure about darker skintones, I feel it will wash them out. The wear time is easily 6-7hrs; it stays for a longer period of time without eating and drinking. The liquid lipstick is non-transferable and can be removed easily with a makeup remover. Kylie liquid lipsticks are of course pricey but if you grab them on sale they are bargain. I got a liquid lipstick free on this lip kit. Kylie usually comes up with offers on her website; make sure you keep an eye on her promos.

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

Pros-

  • Soft Matte texture
  • Comfortable formula
  • Lip kit includes liquid lipstick and a lip liner.
  • Beautiful and Classy packaging
  • Good pigmentation
  • Long lasting stay
  • Non Transferable
  • Lovely Fragrance
  • Doesn’t get into fine lines of lips
  • Will suit medium to fair skintones

Cons-

  • May wash out darker skintones
  • No sharpener at that price
  • Availability in India
  • Pricey

Rating- 4.8/5

Recommendation- It’s not a must have basically its a luxury. I loved it for the formula and I like terracotta shades. You can buy this if you are into comfortable mattes that doesn’t dry out your lips and stays long.

 

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Review, Swatches & FOTD

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Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Review & Swatches

Today’s post is about the all new Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation. I absolutely love using the 9 to 5 range from Lakme. Especially, the 9 to 5 lipsticks that have light weight matte finish. I was really excited to have hands on experience on the new launch which is a trio of a product. This powder foundation claims to work as a primer, foundation and compact powder to give a longlasting matte finish. What struck me even more is that it is available in 6 different shades – Rose Silk, Ivory Cream, Silky Golden, Natural Light, Honey Dew and Natural Almond. I am going to review 3 shades for you today.

Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Review & Swatches

Product Description-

Introducing the new Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation, which is the perfect multi tasker for your on the go life. A first of its kind product, the Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation is a primer, foundation and face powder all in one. The built in primer gives you the benefit of a long lasting foundation that conceals fine lines, blemishes and blends effortlessly into your skin. Its powder texture gives your skin a comfortable and smooth matte finish.

Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation has key features which will fulfil your desires for a the flawless look because it has a built in primer for long lasting coverage, lightweight powder format for buildable coverage, it blends in effortlessly, conceals fine lines and blemishes and gives your skin a long lasting matte finish. Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation is available in 6 shades, suitable for all skin tones to best fit your complexion.

In order to get the flawless look, apply the product to your face and blend well using a sponge. It goes well, with Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte lipstick. About Lakme is India’s number one Color cosmetics brand offering a wide range of high end, world class color cosmetics and skincare products. Lakme has a vast product range specially crafted by experts for the Indian skin. The brand has also been redefining fashion in India for over 15 years with Lakme fashion week, India’s premier fashion event. Pro tip for long lasting coverage and expert finish, blend the product all over your face with an additional layer along your t zone.

Price- Rs.600 for 9gms.

Packaging- It comes in a gorgeous rose gold packaging which looks like a mirror. Although, it does come with a soft sponge and mirror inside. The compact looks sturdy enough to carry it while travelling. There are tiny holes in the base of this powder foundation so that the air passes through and the sponge remains bacteria free. You can use the sponge both wet and dry.

My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation-

The moment I got it in my hands, I couldn’t stop gazing at the packaging. It comes in a beautiful mirror rose gold packaging. It has a slight fragrance which goes off easily. Firstly, I applied sunscreen on my face following up with the primer + matte foundation. The powder foundation felt silky smooth texture wise and blended easily on my skin. I skipped the liquid foundation and concealer to see how the product works without them. It has sheer to buildable coverage giving a comfortable matte finish. It didn’t feel chalky or highlighted my dry areas. I applied the shade Ivory Cream on my face as it was the closest shade to my skin. The shade Honey dew will suit dusky skintones while Silky Golden will be a good match to medium skintone with yellow undertones. There are more three shades in this range and I am glad that we have more options. The powder foundation can also be applied wet but I like it dry. It doesn’t help much in covering finelines and pores or even with blemishes. You will surely need a primer for that also if you are someone who likes good coverage then you would want to use a liquid foundation and then use this as a top coat. However, girls who prefer natural makeup or who likes light coverage for daily use this will be a great option for them. I applied the powder foundation at 9 am and it stayed upto 5hrs which is pretty good after which my t-zone gets a little shinier. But, I generally touch up so that’s not a problem. Later, I tried applying the liquid foundation and applied this powder foundation and it gave a flawless coverage.

With Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation
With Liquid Foundation and Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Matte Foundation

 Pros- 

  • Fancy Rose Gold Packaging
  • 3 in 1 Product (Primer, Foundation & Compact)
  • Sheer to Buildable coverage
  • Stays upto 5 hrs
  • Available in 6 shades to cater all skintones
  • Silky smooth texture
  • Lightweight matte finish
  • Blends like a dream
  • Can be applied both wet & dry
  • Comes with a mirror & sponge
  • Good quantity for the price.
  • Minor holes in the bottom for the air to pass through.
  • Perfect for daily wear.

Cons- 

  • Doesn’t help much with fine lines and pores.
  • If you like heavy coverage you would need foundation.

Ratings-  4.7/5

Recommendation- Lakme 9 to 5 primer + matte powder foundation is great for natural coverage for everyday makeup. There are a variety of shades to choose from and you would like it for the long lasting matte finish.

 

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipsticks Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello Gorgeous,

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick

Today’s post is about my recent favourite matte lipsticks from a brand called “Meilin”. Many of you may not be familiar with this brand. I know Meilin as a brand from say 7-8 years now. My first concealer was from Meilin and I still did not manage to finish it inspite of using it daily. Well, now that it’s already expired, I can’t even think of using it again and I have several other concealers to finish. Coming back to Meilin Waterproof No Transfer lipsticks, I heard nice things about this lipstick from few people. I decided that I’ll go to Beautiful store in Andheri and check out this brand. Since then it was always on my wishlist. One day I was near Beautiful store so I quickly bought 2 shades and left the store. Also, the SA told me that most of the shades were out of stock. So I knew I would have to come again to the store. Fast forward to the lipsticks, I am so happy that I picked it up so much so that I asked my sister to get me more two shades from this brand. In total, I have 4 Meilin No transfer lipsticks, the shades are 897 Punch, N818 Rouge, 812 Brown Sugar and N815 Fuscous.

Product Description-

Meilin Non Transfer Lipstick – 4g * Meilin Blue Star Original waterproof Lipstick * After Application Leave 2 Minutes before Touching.

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick

Price- The price varies from Rs.210 to Rs. 350 depending on the place of purchase. I got mine for Rs.210 from Beautiful store, Lokhandwala. Also available on Amazon & Flipkart.

Packaging- It comes in a sleek tube packaging which is cute and sturdy. The navy blue and gold packaging looks pretty similar to Faces pro matte lip crayons. The shade name and number is labelled below the lipstick. The gold print on the lipstick cover tend to fade off after a while.

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Swatches of Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Swatches of Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick

 

Punch 897- This is a neonish kinda pink which is not so neon on the lips. It looks extremely pretty on the lips on application. This shade will look great on fair to medium skintone.

Rouge N818- This is a mauvish browns shade which looks absolutely beautiful. My favourite amongst all. This can be a nude for darker skintones. Will suit all skintones

Brown Sugar 812- This is a mixture of brick red and brown. Its such gorgeous color that will make your complexion glow especially if you are medium yellow skin tone. Again, this shade will suit everyone.

Fuscous N815- This is a grungy greyish brown shade for goth lovers. One of the unique shades I have seen. This shade will look great on dusky skintones.

My Experience with Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick-

Meilin lipsticks have a very mild scent which goes after few minutes of application. The fragrance is quite pleasant but if you have a sensitive nose you may not like it, it’s not a problem for me though. As soon as you apply you need to wait for 2 minutes for it settles down to matte after that it won’t budge and looks extremely matte. It has a soft matte formula which is way better than any liquid lipstick in the market. Why I love it? Its because it doesn’t dry out your lips like liquid lipsticks. If you are in a/c it may get in the fine lines of your lips but won’t crack them. On applying, the texture is smooth and buttery. It is highly pigmented and one swipe is enough but you may want to give it two swipes for full coverage. This lipstick covers the pigmentation of your lips. The staying power is just too good with eating or drinking it stays upto 7-8hrs. However, if you have oily food the lipstick fades away with the center of your lips. I think this is a common problem with all lipsticks. I want to mention that this lipstick is not completely transfer proof but I can say it is truly waterproof. I can’t get rid of the lipstick until I use an oil base makeup remover. It’s a A+ product for me as its extremely affordable. I mean if you ask me pick a MAC or buy 7 Meilin Lipsticks? I would happily pick up Meilin lipsticks for the better formula, shade, longetivity and budget friendly. This has become my go to lipsticks these days. I literally breathe with this lipstick on. One of the major con with them is the Availability, they always go out of stock. Don’t keep a favourite, you will never will able to get them all together. Not all shades are available online or even in store due to stocks running out.

Punch
Brown Sugar
Rouge
Fuscous

 

 

Pros-

  • Comfortable Matte formula
  • Smooth texture
  • Non drying
  • Highly pigmented
  • Long staying power
  • Waterproof
  • Affordable
  • Travel friendly
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Slighty scented
  • Suitable for all skintones

Cons-

  • Not completely transferproof
  • Availability

Ratings- 4.9/5

Recommendation- If you are able to get your hands on this brand. Its my humble request to buy atleast one of them as they are amazeballs. You can thank me later!

 

Miss Claire Blooming Face/Loose Powder Review & Swatches

Hello Ladies,

I absolutely love contouring and if you love the art of contouring, you couldn’t stop it once you start doing it.. Isn’t it? Recently, I learnt this new concept of baking and I see how yellow powders play a critical role in baking. For someone who doesn’t know what is Baking? Its basically a method to brighten your under eyes and helps you set your foundation making it look flawless. There are many yellow powders in the market and I know few famous ones are BEN NYE LOOSE POWDER, MAKE UP REVOLUTION LOOSE POWDER. There are also some translucent powders or no color powders like RCMA loose powder etc. Now as you can see all these brands are imported brands and of course a bit on the pricier side. I visited the Beautiful store in Mumbai last month and it was a very casual, tiny haul where I bought 2 Meilin lipsticks and a yellow loose powder named TL4 from Miss Claire. This loose powder caught my eye and instantly reminded me of Kryolan loose powders. Also it retailed only Rs.300 so I thought why not give this a try before getting the expensive ones.

Product Description- This is an ultra-fine translucent sublimely silky powder which helps conceal flaws, minimize pore size and lays a foundation for make-up application over cream and liquid make up. It helps to set it in place. It provides a sheer, micro and matte finish for that subtly dusky look. It is used for both professional and daily make up.

Price- Rs. 300 (You can buy it online on Amazon and Habbana)

Packaging- This loose powder comes in a round jar with a mirror like cover on the top. Its easy to do your makeup with the mirror cover packaging. The jar is sturdy yet classy. The packaging is such that you can easily carry it while travelling. It comes with a good quality white puff. There is just right amount of holes in the plastic jar which gives out the right amount of powder. The color of the powder is easily seen due to translucent packaging and the shade name and number is mentioned behind the jar.

My Experience with Miss Claire Blooming Face/Loose Powder-

The powder is yellow in color and it instantly add a fresh glow on your face. This loose powder is finely milled and has no fragrance whatsoever which might be a plus for many sensitive souls. The powder goes easy on the skin and doesn’t look patchy or uneven. If your face is well moisturised you can simply dab some of the powder on your face to get some coverage. I am quite surprised with the glow it gives to my yellow skintone. I love using it both while highlighting and as a plain loose powder. I wasn’t expecting much from this product really. But I think I will stock up this product once it gets over but a little goes a long way. So It will take a lot of time to finish it. The face powder lasts upto 4-5hrs without any touch ups. It gives sheer to buidable coverage. Coming to Baking, the main reason why I purchased it. This worked really well in setting my makeup and didn’t budge for quite a long time. I don’t think I need to buy an expensive one, now that I own this. If you are looking out for a budget friendly loose powder, I would highly suggest you to try Miss Claire Blooming Face Powder TL4.

Pros-

  • Smooth texture.
  • Classy packaging.
  • Lasts upto 5hrs.
  • Great for highlighting, baking & as a setting powder.
  • Sheer to buildable coverage.
  • Gives Flawless finish.
  • Brightens and gives a subtle glow
  • Travel friendly
  • Good quantity
  • Very Affordable

Cons-

  • Availability

Ratings- 4.8/5

Recommendation-

This is an affordable yellow loose powder which will be perfect for baking and setting. I highly recommend you buy this loose powder. Availability is the only con about this product. If you get your hands on this, you might just find a replacement to your expensive banana loose powder. I am using this every single day and love the subtle glow that comes with it.

 

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