A very Happy Dhanteras to one and all. With the festive season around the corner, it is absolutely essential to have bright, healthy and glowing skin. The daily rut of life tends to take away the charm of our face making it look tan, dull and lifeless. Women usually turn to fairness bleach to get that instant glow and brightness but bleach is harmful for your skin. Sensitive skin types should not even consider bleach as an option. Our facial skin is extremely delicate and it is 3 times thinner than our body. Keeping that in mind, here are the 5 best ways to get festive glowing skin that is absolutely safe and long-lasting.
1.Drink Lots of Water-
There is no substitute for water. You must have heard this million times by now that drinking water helps in flushing out the toxins helping you get clear, glowing skin. It is highly important to drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water a day to see the actual results. Water helps in clearing acne to a great extent. You can also drink fresh fruit juices incase you can’t drink a lot of water.
It’s not practical for everyone to go to gym everyday. But its absolutely possible to run for atleast 30mins everyday. Running helps you get the desired glow as you sweat out. Women who gym, do yoga or who is actively involved in any kind of sport have an infinite glow on their skin. Working out increase your blood flow, gives you an extra boost of energy and helps in getting rid of toxins from your body.
Whoever created the concept of Facial mist should be blessed by women. Facial mists are a multi-purpose product that helps you to get fresh and radiant looking skin ATM. You can simply carry them in your purse and spritz it on your face everytime you feel tired and dull. A bottle of rose water does wonders to your skin and can also be used as a toner. Facial mists are every bride’s favourite weapon to instant glowing skin.
Ice cubes are a boon when you haven’t slept enough and you have an important event coming up. Simply run a piece of icecube on your face prior to your makeup. It will increase blood circulation and give healthy, glowing skin. Ice cubes are also very good for minimizing large pores, soothing red and sunburnt skin.
5. VLCC Facial Kit –
When everything fails, facials come to my rescue. I am allergic to products that include bleach. VLCC, thankfully does not include bleach to their facial kit and is completely paraben free. VLCC has some of the best facial kits. Recently, I got a new variant from VLCC known as the VLCC Ayurveda Haldi & Tulsi Facial Kit. There were 5 deluxe size products inside the kit. It includes face wash, face scrub, face gel, face cream and a face pack. As soon as I used the face wash and scrub, my face instantly looked radiant. The smell of haldi and tulsi was therapeutic for my mind. By the end of facial, my face was glowing to glory and that was my best 200 rupees spent. My face looked bright, glowing and prepped up for the festive makeup. This facial kit is my shortcut to instant glow while other methods take time.
So these were our tricks and tips to instant festive glowing skin that works for every occasion. What do you do to get instant glowing skin?
Today’s review is on Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener. I know you would be thinking that why do I need to review a hair straightener as I already have straight hair? Well, this blog is definitely just not about me, it’s a guide to help you with your buying decision be it a hair straightener or a bob pin. I have been using the Philips HP8315/00 Hair straightener from past 2 years. I do have straight hair which is slightly wavy at the ends. Also, my sister have wavy hair and uses this more often than me. Festive season has just started and many of you will be busy in Durga Puja, Navratri etc. Festive means a lot of shopping and looking good, from wearing a flamboyant outfit to doing a beautiful hairdo. Most of us prefer straight hair to look presentable and neat. Every curly hair girl likes keeping a straightener to switch to straight hair as and when she wants. Keeping a hair straightener is a must for every woman. So enough of my rants, Let’s see if it’s worth a buy…
Get gorgeous in minutes with Philips Hair Straightener HP8315. This powerful hair straightener form Philips comes with extra-large plates, covering more area and giving you the best results in no time. The Ion Conditioning makes your hair shine and stay straight for longer. Salon results are possible because of the professional high heat setting available in this straightener. The ceramic-coated plates let the straightener smoothly glide on your hair and give you lustrous hair. Quick results are possible because the straightener heats up in 60 seconds and is ready to use, it also shuts off automatically after 60 minutes taking care of the safety. Further, it comes with an easy locking system that makes storage easy and the 1.8 metres swivel cord eliminates the issue of tangling.
210 Professional high heat for perfect salon results
Extra Wide Plates for better results with thick/long hair
ION Conditioning for shiny, frizz free hair
Fast heat up time, ready to use in 60 secs
Ceramic Coating for ultra smooth gliding
1.8m cord for maximum flexibility
Swivel cord to prevent tangled wires
2 year worldwide guarantee
Price- Rs. 2395.
My Experience with Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener-
The first time I got this hair straightener I never really had high hopes because I have tried straightener’s earlier in my life. They all are sleek and it takes ages to straight my below the butt length hair and I literally had just given up. When I saw it has wider plates I thought of giving this a try. Trust me; I finished straightening my hair within 30mins which is a record in it ownself. It’s really not easy to straighten my medium thick long hair. The salon lady charges me extra looking at the length and thickness of my hair. On the other hand, my sister absolutely loves how easy this is to work with and within 20 mins she finished straightening her medium length hair. We both have been using this hair straightener for the last 2 years there is no damage or dryness found. Infact, our hair is smooth and shiny even though we are guilty of skipping the heat protector before straightening. I do advise you to use a heat protectant and then go for straightening. The ceramic plates are smooth on our hair, the straightener doesn’t tug or pull your hair. The best part is that it gets heated in 60secs unlike other cheap straighteners. I remember I had a brand called Nova prior to this straightener and it literally took ages to straight my hair. There was no shock or burn experienced with the Philips hair straightener. The cord of the straightener is long enough and doesn’t get tangled. I had travelled with this hair straightener and it worked fine. I hardly see any con with this hair straightener, it does exactly what it says and it’s a great replacement for salon. I would suggest save some bucks by getting this hair straightener and get salon like hair at home. Also a piece of advise is not to straighten your hair daily.
Wider plates helps in quick straightening of thick/long hair
Easy to straighten your hair
Doesn’t damage your hair
Hair looks shiny and neat
Gets heated within 60secs
Straightens curly to straight hair
Long cord helps to extend the straightener
Gives Salon like finish to your hair
The Ceramic coating doesn’t get rusted.
Works perfectly even after 2years.
A good investment for your hair.
Great replacement to salon.
Saves a lot of time.
Recommendation- If you have medium to long hair like me, I would highly recommend this hair straightener due to the wider plates. Due to the ceramic coating there is no damage or frizziness and hair looks straight, shiny and damage free.
P.S-If you are unable to find this model in the market, you can opt for Philips HP8316 Hair straightener. It is a succesor of Philips HP8315 model and comes with Keratin ceramic plating which should be great for your hair.
So we all know by now that “Winter is Coming”. Haha… Yeah if you watch GOT you will know what I am talking about but if you do not. Please don’t even bother about what it means, simply know that “Winter is coming” as its already September. My favourite season is coming soon but one thing that terrifies me the most during winters is “dry skin”. Our body tend to become dry, lifeless and itchy when there is no enough moisturization. There are many body lotions in the market to heal dry skin but not all body lotions are perfect for dry skin in winters. We have compiled a list of latest and the best body lotion for daily use during winter.
1) Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Nourishing Body Lotion-
This body lotion is one of the best and most sold body lotion during winters. I have bought it 2-3 times and I absolutely adore how it heals and moisturizes the skin. It smells absolutely amazing and the fragrance lingers all day until you take a shower. It is neither too thick nor too thin in consistency and seeps into your skin easily. My skin stays moisturized for all day long and there is no need of reapplication. You get the best quantity with an affordable price tag. This body lotion is easily available offline and online.
Price- Rs. 265 for 300ml
2) Nivea Smooth Milk Body Lotion with Shea Butter-
Nivea and winters go in hand and hand. This body lotion has a very mild fragrance and works like a charm during winters. Due to the shea butter properties it is highly effective on very dry skin. It has medium consistency again and helps to keep skin hydrated and itch free for a long time. The moisturization last really long and it keeps your skin soft and supple. This lotion can be used by both men & women due to mild fragrance. This product is easy on pocket and easily available on Nykaa and various departmental stores.
Price- Rs. 180 for 200ml.
3) Mamaearth Nourishing Body Lotion for Mama-
Even though it is written for Mama, this product is usable by every woman. This rich body lotion has extracts of shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil that provides intensive care to dry skin. It comes in a dispenser form to get the right amount of product. This brand also claims of reducing stretch marks with regular use. It makes your skin glowing and healthy with regular use. They are 100% toxin free and safe to use on the skin and one of the go to brands for babycare products. You can get this product from famous beauty stores and online easily.
Price- Rs. 349 for 200ml.
4) Dove purely pampering shea butter and warm vanilla lotion-
This lotion is known for its amazing fragrance and pampering hydration properties. It is thick in consistency and made for winters. Using this lotion will gradually improves the texture of your skin and makes it soft and glowing. It fights dryness and make it smooth and healthy. The mesmerizing vanilla fragrance will enchant everyone around you. If you like smelling sweet, you will love this one. Again a great product for the price tag, it is easily available in various stores and online.
Price- Rs. 295 for 200ml
5) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E-
Cocoa Butter seems to love winters. Most body lotion has either cocoa butter or shea butter mainly because they provide deep moisturization to the skin. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter has been a favourite brand for dry skin. It has been in the market from quite a long time and trusted for healthy, soft and smooth skin. Vitamin E tones out skintone and provides youthful appearance. This product is easily available in beauty stores and online. The quantity last forever for the price. You can avail good deals online for this product as it usually comes at a discounted price.
Price- Rs. 545 for 400ml.
6) The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter-
TBS is famous for its amazing body butter and lotion. Before getting this, I always thought TBS is hyped when it comes to their products. This product absolutely blew my mind during winter. If you are tired of the same old cocoa butter try this argan oil body butter. It is meant for dry to very dry skin. You can’t use it in other seasons as it is thick in consistency and may feel heavy on skin. The fragrance lingers all day and smells divine leaving you with soft, supple and beautiful skin.
Price- Rs. 1150 for 200ml
7) St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Body Lotion-
This lotion has an extremely relaxing smell that will soothe your senses. St Ives is a well known brand for body lotions. The lotion is thick but it spreads easily after a little massage. It gets into the deepest layer of the skin. Skin remains hydrated for a good 8-9hrs and feels nourished. The quality of this lotion is unbeatable for the price. This brand is dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. It is free from parabens. You can get this lotion from beauty stores, Grofers, Nykaa etc.
Price- Rs. 649 for 621 ml.
8) Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer-
I was introduced to this brand through my aunt in USA. Jergens has some amazing collection of body lotion that is meant for normal, dry and very dry skin. This lotion provides deep moisturization and keep them hydrated for a long time. It is slightly scented that becomes mild after sometime. If you have extremely dry skin this will be your saviour in winters. It heals extra dry skin and makes them smooth within a span of time. You can use it all over your body even on the chapped areas of your feet. This is available on Nykaa for discounted price.
This daily moisturising lotion helps in improving skin conditions that are affected by eczema. This product works when every product fails. It doesn’t hold any fragrance and its absolutely non-comedogenic and non greasy. It melts into the skin easily and keeps it hydrated for a long time. The skin looks well moisturised and glossy. It is not easily available in India but you can find it in your nearest beauty shops that sell imported products and on Amazon. The product is definitely pricey but worth each penny as it last almost 6 months.
Price- Rs. 925 for 354 ml.
10) Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter-
This is not a body lotion it is a luxury. This product is sold off every 20 seconds because of its enchanting fragrance and deep hydration. This body butter has an alluring blend of rose, sandalwood and musk that invigorates your senses and instantly lifts your mood. The thick consistency locks in moisture of your skin and keep them hydrated for a long time. There is no sticky feeling or greasiness with this product. If you have ever purchased this once, you will surely buy your next. You can buy this from Sephora store in your city.
Price- Rs. 580 for 50ml
Thats all Folks! This was our Top 10 Body Lotion for Dry Skin in India. I hope this post was helpful and help you to get the right product. Which is your favourite body lotion? Kindly let us know in the comments below…
Perfect fuller looking eyebrows play a huge role in makeup. Anastasia was the first one to notice and claim that an eyebrow can make or break your makeup. She was clearly right and now the world knows the trick of getting perfectly arched brows. Yes today’s review is about Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown. I was always into eyebrow products even when I was a beginner. I remember using eyebrow pencils and slowly moving to brow powders. I was using the VOV brow powder for a very long time. I was very hesitant to try the Dipbrow Pomade but took a leap of faith and just convinced myself to finally invest into this product to see what’s the hype is all about.
An award-winning waterproof, multitasking, and buildable matte pomade that stays put. Apply and blend a small amount of Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW® Pomade with an angled brow brush to effortlessly outline, fill, and texturize brows.
Long-lasting and smudge-proof
High-pigment formula glides on easily and dries fast
Acts as an all-in-one brow product
*Available in 11 shades
Price- $18.00 for 0.14 oz (Currently available for $14.40 on the website.)
It comes in a sturdy small jar that holds the product. The cover of the jar displays the brand logo and you can see the shade name on the base of the jar. The product doesn’t have any fragrance. It doesn’t come with an applicator or brush. The brand should have included a small brush considering the price.
My Experience with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown-
I was very confused between the “Ebony” and “Dark brown shade” from Dipbrow Pomade. Looking at the swatches online “Dark Brown” looked like a safer option than “Ebony”. I don’t like fierce looking or rather obvious looking brows. I prefer my brows to look natural and match the color of my hair. Though, my hair is black naturally the shade “Dark Brown” turned out to be the perfect shade for my eyebrows. This gel liner indeed looks very natural on application. The texture is easy to work with and glides effortlessly. After a few minutes of application, the formula becomes matte and unmovable. It is absolutely waterproof and smudge free. If you have scanty eyebrows it will be a wise idea to invest in dipbrow pomade. This product will be a great value addition in a bridal kit. Although it is pricey and classifies as a high end product, it is absolutely worthy unless you like using brow pencils. Makeup Revolution also came up with the dip brow pomade incase you are looking for a cheaper option.
Natural looking brows
Can also be used to make fierce eyebrows
Eyebrows look thick
Easy to apply
Pretty and Sturdy packaging
Comes in 11 shades
Suitable to sensitive skin
Comes off easily with a wash.
Value for money
Doesn’t includes a brush
Availability in India
Recommendation- Yes, I absolutely recommend this to you if you like professionally done eyebrows. The dipbrow pomade looks absolutely natural and last long. Since this is waterproof it is perfect for those special occasions.
It’s time for another review. I have done a lot of makeup posts and product reviews. But this is my first nailcare product on the blog. I must admit that I am biased towards my face and tend to neglect my hands and legs often especially my nails. Over a period of time, they have become dry, brittle and chip off easily. I always had long and strong nails but these days they hardly remain long for a longtime. I realised that Acetone has taking a toll on my nails and they have become weak and lifeless. So I started looking out for options that’s when Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover for Dry Brittle Nails caught my attention. People left good ratings and reviews on this product on Nykaa so I thought I’ll give this a try and I am happy that I switched.
Removes polish and moisturizes dry, brittle nails. Enriched formula with essential nutrients helps promote strong, healthy-looking nails and cuticles with every use. A special blend of Vitamins and Aloe Vera replaces moisture in dry, damaged nails. For best results: Soak cotton pad in nail polish remover. Press pad firmly on nail surface and wipe until completely clean.
For best results: Soak cotton pad in nail polish remover. Press pad firmly on nail surface and wipe until completely clean.
Packaging- It’s quite a big plastic bottle for a nail polish remover. The mint green and orange packaging looks very nice. This is a transparent bottle so you can see how much product is left inside. The mouth of the bottle is too big to pour out the liquid. If you open the first time you will end up pouring a lot. It’s quite possible that it may spill out while travelling. So this is definitely not travel friendly.
My Experience with Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails-
The moment you open the bottle the first thing you will notice is the heavenly fragrance of this product. Unlike Acetone, this nail polish remover has a very charming fragrance that actually lasts longer than any of my body mists. No jokes, it has no chemical smell like our old friend (Acetone). Secondly, you just need to pour it once in the cotton ball and both your hands are sorted. You will not need to add the liquid to the cotton ball 2-3 times to remove your nail polish. It removes even the most stubborn glittery nail polish effectively. I am using this nail polish remover from quite a long time and I see a healthy difference on my nails. They look smooth, healthy and happy. There is no dryness or roughness and the nails have become pretty strong comparatively. Acetone tends to burn my fingers on the edges but I haven’t had any such experience with this nail polish remover. This product is very mild and gentle on my hands. Some may think it is pricey but its absolute value for money considering that one bottle will easily last you atleast 2 years. It just lost points on the unfriendly packaging bit. Like I said the open mouth can led to product wastage and the bottle is also not travel friendly. Apart from that, I have no complains. It is an awesome nail polish remover and I am definitely going to repurchase it again and again.
Pro tip- Take a small jar and put a sponge according to the jar size and add this nail polish remover. Dip your nails in the sponge until the nail polish comes off completely. Take this jar everytime you travel and this is how we make things Travel Friendly. 😀
Makes nails soft and healthy
Removes dryness and roughness
Smells amazing for a long time
Doesn’t burn your fingers like acetone
No sticky feeling
One cotton ball is enough for both hands
Removes glitter nailpolish effectively
Great quantity for the price
One bottle will last atleast 2yrs
Easily available online and top beauty stores
Open mouth of the bottle can lead to product spillage.
Not travel friendly
Recommendation- If you are troubled with dry, brittle and unhealthy looking nails, switch to this nail polish remover. You will surely see a huge improvement in the quality of your nails. I highly recommend this product for healthy nails.
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Long back in the month of April something… I went for BeYu Cosmetics product launch event. I must say they’ve got wide range of products and a never ending list of collection. I had received some goodies from the brand on the launch day. I took my own sweet time to test, try and finally introduce the products. I am very excited to bring this Germany cosmetics brand to you. Most of their products are very good but I am bringing the best of the lot. I want to talk about the BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Eye and Lip Crayons particularly in the shade 332, 384 and 266. I have been using their products from quite sometime and you may have also seen my pictures on Instagram. Since everyone kept asking me which turqoise eyeliner I’ve been using lately? I decided to write about the Biggies.
Color Biggie for Eyes:
Easy, quick & versatile application : as eyeshadow, kajal or highlighter.
Creamy, waterproof texture.
Color Biggie for Lips :
Waterproof and Long lasting: Durability of upto 6hrs.
Gives intensive matte effect.
Cruelty free – Paraben Free – Dermatologically tested and approved.
Price- Rs. 800
Packaging- The packaging is cute and simple and it reflects the shade of the crayon which makes it easy to pick up. The eye color biggie comes with numbers but no name. The lip color biggie has a name and number. Since it’s in the crayon form, it should have come with a sharpener. You can sharpen the crayon with the help of any sharpener. The crayons don’t have any fragrance which is plus for many sensitive nose.
BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayon 384 – This is a perfect turquoise eyeliner and eyeshadow. It has a very creamy and smooth texture that gives mermaid eyes after application.
BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayon 332 – This is sexy, smokey greyish eyeliner that can be doubled up as an eyeshadow. Don’t know Smokey eyes? No problem. Simply glide this eyeliner and smudge it as an eyeshadow. Voila! You have smokey eyes ready!
BeYu Color Biggie 266 For Lips and More – This is a beautiful rosy pink nude. I have never found this shade in any Indian cosmetic brand or for that matter in any other international brand. The shade is one of kind and looks great on lips. It will suit fair to medium skintones but may wash out deeper skintones.
My Experience with BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266-
The Color Biggie crayons has a smooth creamy texture and glides easily on the lips. Since it is highly pigmented they hide pigmented lips like a boss. The eyeliner is multipurpose and can be used as an eyeshadow and waterline as well. The color biggies are waterproof and last long in all weather conditions. They last easily around 6-7hrs on me after application. I have applied the eye crayons without any primer. Using a good eyeprimer will make it last longer. The lipcrayon is matte and smooth texturewise. It is extremely comfortable on lips and doesn’t tug or pull like liquid lipsticks. The lip shade will look great on Indian skintone. It is rare to find a shade similar to the shade 266. All BeYu products are cruelty and paraben free. They are not only dermatologically tested but also approved. Coming to the downside, the price could be a deciding factor for many. Also, they need to be available online as well as offline. BeYu products are available at Lifestyle, Health & Glow, Central, New U and top beauty stores like Beautiful, Beauty centre(across Mumbai) and Beauty palace. To find out your nearest store you can login to http://www.kaunis.in
I have applied a holographic glitter lip gloss on my 332 eyeshadow and here I am with the oh sooo glittery smokey eyes.This is my version of an easy peasy holographic eyes. What do you think? Yayyy or Nayyy?
Stays upto 6-7hrs
Wide range of shades in both eyes & lips
Eyecrayons can be used as an eyeliner and eyeshadow
Can be used on the waterline.
Great matte texture of lipcrayons
Lipcrayon is a perfect nude for Indian skintone
Great for smokey eyes
Dermatologically tested & approved
Can be easily sharpened
Can be pricey for some.
Doesn’t come with a sharpener
The availability can get better with more online options like Amazon, flipkart & Nykaa.
Recommendation- I don’t really buy cosmetics from the stores that much, I prefer buying them online. I wish it would be easily available online so that I can grab more shades because I absolutely adore the color biggie crayons. However, I love the lipcolor way too much and if I ever finish it, I am surely going to repurchase. I highly recommend to get atleast one Color Biggie Crayon. The quality can be easily compared to high quality drugstore brands like Loreal and Faces.
If you want me to review any other product from the brand. Do let me know.
P.S – The products are sent by PR but my review remains honest and unbiased.
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)
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
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.
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?
Very good pigmentation
Good mix of matte, satins and shimmers
No fall out
Great staying power
All possible smokey shades
Comes with a mirror and dual ended brush
Currently available at just $27.00 / Half the price
Great for smokey eyemakeup lovers
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Uplifts and curls lashes
Lengthens them effectively
Adds volume to the lashes
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
Last till you wash them off
Can be worn with contact lenses.
No irritation occurs unless u sleep with it.
Tough job to wash this off.
Itches the eyes if you sleep with it at nightime.
Also available in a washable format
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.
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 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
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.
Boon for dry skin
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
Affordable as compared to MAC’s fixing spray
One bottle last for a very long time.
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.
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.
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.
Ingredients- Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
May Contain; (+/-) TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 15850, CI 77007
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.
Pretty peach highlight
Doesn’t look chunky or shimmery
Looks like a natural glow.
Wet application increase the intensity
Fancy rose gold packaging
Can be used all over face & body
Will suit all skintones
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.