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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.

 

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.

 

Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

Hello Beauties,

Its a New Year and I am finally here with a new something which I believe you all would love to have. What? Its my all new Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul. Honestly, I was not planning to buy anything because I had made a lot of purchase in the Holiday Sale. I am planning to post about my haul soon. Do let me know if you would be interested to see my haul. So one fine evening I was just browsing through the holiday season sale on international sites. And I saw this beautiful Sleek Box of Tricks Makeup Kit on sale of just £25.00 originally priced for £45.00. I just knew in my heart that I have to get this, I can’t afford to let go or else it will keep haunting me. I planned to gift myself this awesome makeup haul for Christmas as I did’t recieve much gifts this year. But who cares I decided to be my own Santa. So I bought it immediately and got it shipped through shipoutfromusa.

Product description-

Embrace the magic of make up with your very own Sleek Box of Tricks! Everything you need to perform the tricks of the trade is here; from our iconic i-Divine eyeshadow palette to the perfect products for brows, lips, contouring and highlighting. It’s time to step into the spotlight! This indulgent gift set is the perfect Christmas treat for beauty addicts.

Whats Inside:

  • Vintage Romance I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette (12 X 1.1G),
  • Face Contour Kit In Medium (14G),
  • Lip Vip Lipstick In Guestlist (3.6G),
  • Twist Up Midnight (0.3G),
  • Eyebrow Stylist In Medium (0.22G),
  • Solstice Highlighting Palette (9G),
  • Matte Me In Shabby Chic (6Ml),
  • Full Fat Lash Mascara (10Ml)
  • Blush By 3 In Lace (20G).
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

Price– £25.00 on sale at Boots.com (Used shipoutfromusa to get it shipped to India)

I recieved the box within a week of my order and apart from Shipoutfromusa fees I didn’t had to pay any duty fees. Everything came in perfect shape and no broken stuff whatsoever. So lets begin one by one with the products in this box. There is a total of 9 products and the details are mentioned above. This is going to be a long post with lot of pictures. Are you excited?

Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

This eyeshadow is a mix of shimmer, metallic and matte eyeshadow. The brown shadow in the top row end is a great transition color. All the eyeshades are superbly pigmented and I didn’t experience any fallout with them yet. This eyeshadow is perfect for fall/winter makeup and also for smokey eyes. I enjoyed playing with this palette and I see myself using a lot of this.

Sleek Vintage Romance I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette

The medium face contour kit is not a hidden gem. Its been all over the blogosphere and has been a favourite choice contour kit to many. So I don’t have to say much about it. This contour kit includes contouring powder and a highlighter and this kit is perfect for daily wear.

Sleek Face Contour Kit In Medium

This lipstick is a semi matte finish red that provides full coverage and pigmentation. The formula is very smooth and buttery but transfers easily. This lipstick include properties of Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Coconut oil to moisturise and nourish lips.

Sleek Lip Vip Lipstick In Guestlist

This twist up eye pencil in midnight can be used both on the lashline and waterline. The pigmentation is quite intense and it didn’t smudge as yet.

Sleek Twist Up Midnight Eye Pencil

I love this particular eyebrow stylist in medium. It looks so natural on the brows and best to use on-the go. The angular shape gives a perfect outline to the brows and the spooley side clears any dust and groom the eyebrows neatly.  I am so glad I got this in the kit.

Sleek Eyebrow Stylist In Medium

This solace highlighting palette is life! I think this is the best palette in the kit. I can easily compare it to any high end highlighter to this palette and this will turn out to be a winner. I have benefit whatsup highlighter and this works better than the former. One shade on top row is creamy while the other three is in powder form. I also love the classy golden case packaging, it looks so classy and the mirror in it is bigh enough to do your makeup anywhere. Absolute love material.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

This Sleek Matte me liquid lipstick in “Shabby Chic” is a pretty petal rosy kinda shade. It will suit fair to medium skintone very well. However, darker skintones should stay away from this shade. But you can work it out by mixing with another shade and you are good to go.

Sleek Matte Me In Shabby Chic

Sleek Full Fat lash mascara is an everyday mascara. I won’t say that it is the best mascara I have used because I have used better mascaras than this. However, it does a decent job for an everyday mascara. It helps in separating the lashes clearly without any clumps. It doesn’t lengthens the lash or add much volume but it opens up the eyes. Its the only miss in the kit.

Sleek Full Fat Lash Mascara

The blush by 3 lace is a bestseller trio from the Sleek. Again I do not need to talk about it in details as there has been detailed review about it online. These blush are insanely pigmented and gives a healthy glow and color to the cheek. Out of the three two shades are matte and the mid shade is slightly shimmery but not OTT.

Sleek Blush By 3 In Lace

I used the products from the kit and I loved how it turn out on me. I didn’t get to use the red lisptick as it wouldn’t match my eyemakeup. Rest everything is from the kit apart from my base makeup.

Hope you like the Sleek Box of Tricks Makeup Haul. I am in love with this kit, it is perfect for a gift as well as for personal use. This kit is a bargain at its a price, you get to use 9 products for around 2000 INR. These are all full size products and there is no mini product included in this kit. If you want me to review any particular product from this kit, please let me know and I will be glad to do a detailed review. Overall, I would say if you still wish to buy it keep an eye on the boots sale. As of now it is out of stock but you never know when it’s restocked.

Lots of Love,

Ric <3

P.S- This is not a press review. I have purchased the product and the post written is honest & unbiased.

 

 

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Hello Beauties,

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Its been such a long time that my hand is even shaking to pen down my thoughts. I had no motivation lately coz of the hectic work schedule, friend’s engagement party, monsoon trip. All of this kept me busy throughout the weeks. Oh also how can I forget that I shifted to a new place last Sunday. But today I want to speak about a perfect Sunday that I spent in Bungalow 9, Bandra on 17 July. I was invited for the Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Event and I was really curious to know about the new product. I thought it would be a boring day where there would be a speech, goodies will be given and then we can leave. Guess what? It was a super engaging and fun event. We were engaged into games and activities back to back. There was team effort and active participation from all the bloggers. All girls gel around very well due to the team building activities. There were goodies for every activity, which was also a great motivation. In the meanwhile, bloggers were called one by one for product testing. We had our whole day scheduled. Time just flew away and then we had to wrap up. We clicked a lot of pictures before leaving and it felt like it was a graduation picture where all of us got in the frame and clicked a Happy Picture. Everyone had a great time and left with a happy face.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

 

Product Description

New Fair & Lovely Powder Cream is an expert product that brings together fine brightening product and advanced multivitamin fairness cream for: Instant Bright Look, Powder Smooth Finish, All day oil control, 14 hrs fair look, Matte Non-oily feel.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Price – Rs. 115 for 40 gms and Rs. 55 for 18gms.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

My Experience with FAL Powder Cream– I wore the product for the entire event and looked fresh and bright whole day long. I thought maybe I should try and spend a whole hectic week of my usual work-life and then decide on how it fares. So my usual Monday to Friday is at work spending 9:30am to 6:30pm. I applied the FAL powder cream at 8am and it felt like a moisturising cream, I applied it in dots on my forehead, neck, chin and cheeks. My face looked bright and fresh and the cream settled in quickly giving me a smooth, matte, bright look. There was no oiliness or stickiness whatsoever. There is no coverage or foundation in this cream. So even though it mattifies well, there was no need for a powder touch-up. I like a bit of coverage in my creams. So I ended up using my compact on this cream and was done for the day. During my lunch, I checked in mirror if I need any touch-up but my face was still matte and fresh. So I continued with work and around 5pm my friend asked to catch up after work for a friend’s house party. I thought now atleast I have to touch-up. To my surprise, the face still looked fresh and I only re-applied my kajal and lipstick. I reached home around 11pm and while washing my face I realised damn my face doesn’t look like I work all day. I usually use bbcream on an average day and I know how dull my face looks at the end of the day. I was super impressed and happy with the product and wore it to work daily. On days when I apply make up, I love using this as a face primer and trust me it works like magic as a face brightener + primer. There is no sunscreen protection in the cream, I wish they would add some SPF to the product; it would have been All-in-one. Overall, I Enjoyed the FAIR & LOVELY Powder cream. It is super affordable, it makes your face look bright and matte for the whole day, on my combination skin there was no traces of oiliness found. I wouldn’t say this cream would make you fair and white, no cream can do that. But it definitely makes you Bright. This would be a perfect product for a college goer to a working woman. After all who wants a heavy foundation feel every day?

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Pros

  • It indeed gives a 12-14 hrs bright look.
  • Face looks bright, fresh and matte.
  • No oiliness.
  • Suitable for all skintypes.
  • No powder touch up required.
  • This would work excellent as a face brightener + primer.
  • Can be used under make-up.
  • Also makes a nice moisturiser.
  • The cream is light-weight and disappears in the skin.
  • Skin feels smooth and soft.
  • No break-outs.
  • Good quantity.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Perfect for everyday wear.
  • Very affordable.
  • Available in smaller packs
  • A unique formula/product.
  • Suitable for all seasons.

Cons

  • Does contain Parabens
  • No coverage.
  • No SPF.
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Rating – 4.5/5

Recommendation – I am so glad that it is not like those typical product which claims to make you fair. It gives you a fair, bright and matte look for 14hrs. It would be perfect for college girls as well as working women. As the product is very pocket friendly, this is very well-suited for its audience. The product easily would last a month even if used daily. I will highly recommend this product if you are bored of the regular bb/cc creams. This product will be a value addition as it’s actually a unique product.

 

Maybelline White Super fresh 12hr Compact Powder Review

Hello beauties,

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

How is everyone doing? Christmas is here and I have bought a truck load of things. Some things I need others I don’t but just because that shoes is on sale right now. Do you also indulge in such impulse shopping like me? I end up buying 3 dresses in the search of that perfect Xmas outfit. Also blame the SALE Season; everything has to be on sale this season. Anyway coming to my review, I have enough of compact powders but like I said I was tempted to purchase MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT after all those reviews flooding online. I am always in a search of a good compact powder because I want to find an alternate incase Rimmel Stay matte powder leaves my side. The Availability is such a big issue with Rimmel.

Product Description –              

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

 Price – Rs. 150 for 8gms

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

Packaging – It comes with a cute mirror and a small sponge. The sponge is average and I don’t like using it. Application with that sponge gives a patchy look to my face. Hence I’ve bought a separate soft sponge for application. At home, I use my Coastal scents powder brush which helps me give an even finish. The compact is travel friendly and has sturdy packaging.

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)
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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

My Experience with MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT-

I think I did a good job by purchasing this compact. My shade is Shell amongst the shade selection. It perfectly suits my medium complexion. This compact has a mild florally smell which I love. With the very first application, I like how it felt on my skin. It gave a fresher, brighter look to my face. I don’t like using foundation for daily use. I apply sunscreen and finish the look by applying the compact powder. I know it has SPF which is definitely an add on advantage. This compact gives a matte look that also means it accentuates the drier patches of my face. I have to make sure my face is well moisturise first before applying powder. This will be a great compact for oily skintypes. Combination skinnies like me can use this too however moisturization first is the key..baby! It gives a matte look uptil 5hrs and then I could see my t-zones getting a bit shinier. It gives you a sheer to medium coverage. The price is pocket friendly and I am sure this will be the bestsellers for college-goers.  Overall, I love this compact for the fresh look and bright matte face.

Pros

  • Very Affordable
  • Mild floral smell
  • Great for oily skin types
  • Sheer to medium coverage
  • Gives a fresh look and brighter face
  • Mattifies your face upto 5hrs
  • Comes with a mirror & sponge
  • Has UV filters
  • Suits yellow skintones very well.

Cons

  • Sponge is average
  • Can accentuate dry areas if not moisturised
  • It doesn’t give a 12 hrs whitening.

RATING –  4.5/5

My Recommendation – This will be a great and budget friendly compact for beginners and even for college goers. I like it for everyday use and loving it this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’Oreal Paris Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder Review

Hello Lovely ladies,

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L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and here I am posting a review for my new compact love L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder. As soon as I heard that L’Oreal has come up with a compact powder which is under 500 bucks. Dude, I really had to check this out. L’Oreal being a niche brand hardly prices any product under 500 and this made me curious to try this new product. Now I am stuck to Rimmel Stay Matte Powder because I haven’t found any compact as equal or better than it. I like matte finish on my face, mind you matte and not fl(akey). So Rimmel was my best bet till date. Until, I found this new cutie from L’Oreal.

L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder
L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

Product Description

L’Oreal Paris brings to you the Mat Magique pressed powder – a product that ensures your make-up remains fresh all day long and keeps your skin shine free for 12 hours. With 5 shades, specially created to suit Indian skin tones, Mat Magique has natural volcanic perlite minerals that absorb sebum and sheen giving you a velvety finish that lasts for 12 hours. With the added benefit of SPF 34 PA+++ your skin is protected from the sun and looks blemish free, healthy and radiant all day long.

L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder
L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

Price – Rs. 399 for 6gms (pretty less ehh?? )

L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder
L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

Packaging – The packaging is really cute and girly. The hot pink color is very eye catchy and feminine with the L’Oreal branding. It comes with two compartments on top we have the powder pan, while in the second compartment there is sponge with the mirror. I struggle to switch between the compartments as I need to check myself in the mirror while I dab the powder on my face.  The sponge is okayish and decent enough for full face application.

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L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder

Honestly, I am not a foundation girl. I am more of a compact girl. I don’t like covering my face with full fledged base make up all the time.  I prefer putting on my sunscreen, a good compact, kajal, a lip balm/lipstick/lipgloss and I am good to go. I loved this particular compact for many reasons. It is soft matte, like sleek smooth finish. I cannot say its creamy. It gives you a moisturising touch. Having said that, it brightens up your face but also accentuate your dry areas if you have dry/combination skin. I am combination skin and have dry areas around my lips.  So you need to apply a good moisturizer and then use this compact. The coverage is buildable from sheer to full, you can play with it. This will be great for oily skin beauties. This does hide your pores and blemishes pretty well. Coming to the 12 hrs claim, It doesn’t really stay that long, it stays more around 5-6hrs max on my face and then my nose starts getting shinier 😛 . But I don’t need a compact for 12hrs straight anyway. I mostly need it for 8hrs during office and that’s it. You can always re-touch after 5hrs. I am G2 Golden Ivory which is suitable to medium skin beauties. The shades are made for Indian Skintones and most of you will be able to find your match. These fall more in the yellow skintone category. There are 4 more shades. G1 Vanilla Ivory is for fair skin, N2 Nude Vanilla and G2 will be for fair to medium, G7 Golden Amber and N6 Nude Honey is for dusky beauties.  Oh and it comes with SPF 34+++, who wouldn’t love added benefits.  I really wish they could provide more like at least 8gms of product. But I guess they invested more on the packaging so in that case its fair enough.

Pros

  • Brightens the face
  • Buildable coverage
  • Keeps your face oil-free around 5-6hrs
  • Gives smooth soft finish to your skin
  • Attractive packaging
  • Inbuilt mirror and sponge
  • SPF 34+++
  • Reasonable price
  • Made for Indian skintones leaning towards yellows
  • Hides pores and blemishes
  • Perfect for daily wear

Cons

  • It stays matte only for 5-6hrs and then skin starts getting oilier so no 12hrs stay here.
  • I feel they could stretch the product with 8gms atleast.

Rating– 4.5/5

My Recommendation – It’s a repurchase material. I am hooked to this and see myself wearing it almost every day with that speed I am bound to finish this sooner.

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