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5 steps to Festive Glowing Skin

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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.

2.Exercise/Sweat out-

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.

3.Facial Mist-

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.

Beautiful woman applying spray water on face on neutral background

4.Ice cubes-

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?

 

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

Hello Sunshine,

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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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.

 

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipsticks Review, Swatches & FOTD

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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.

 

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Review, Swatches & FOTD

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Devotion, Gorgeous and Obsession

The internet is flooded with the liquid lipstick trend and I am all about liquid lipsticks. My make up drawer consists of all brands that sell “liquid lipsticks” to name a few NYX, Colourpop, Kylie Cosmetics, Give me Glow Cosmetics, Chambor, Lakme, Miss Claire, Nyx, Pac Cosmetics and the list goes on. I have tried and tested most liquid lipsticks and sadly Colourpop sells the most drying matte liquid lipstick. No doubt, Colourpop is affordable and covers a wide range of shades that is difficult to find in other brands. This is the reason why I have not stopped purchasing from Colourpop. But, honestly speaking, the drying matte formula gets on my nerves which force me to keep searching for that comfortable matte formula. I like Kylie’s liquid lipstick a lot but let’s get real; spending $29.00 every time is not ‘Me’. I have got quite a few from Kylie, but I can’t afford buying them all. I was always curious about Milani Cosmetics and thought of giving it a try as it hardly cost $9.00 and I got mine from target for some $6.99 odd bucks. I bought the shade “Devotion” and damn the moment I applied it, I kicked myself so hard because I just love the shade and formula. It pinched me that I bought only one…

Product Details- 

It’s time to put your lipsticks on notice. The Amore Matte Lip Crème has arrived. This revolutionary, highly saturated liquid-to-matte formula dries to a soft, velvety finish for fuller-looking lips. Its double-sided, flexible plush applicator hugs the contours of lips, working to lock in bold, opaque color. Non-sticky, smooth and ready for all-night wear (up to 16 hours!) our Amore Matte Lip Crème is the ultimate transfer resistant kiss-me-matte.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Devotion

 

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Gorgeous
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Obsession

How to Apply-

Using the Amore Matte Lip Crème’s double-sided plush applicator, glide the liquid matte across your lips smoothly, starting at the cupid’s bow in a criss-cross pattern, then along the outer corners of lips, and the bottom of lip. Next, fill in the rest of the lips as if you are connecting-the-dots.

Ingredients-

Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Flavor (Aroma), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate. +/- May Contain: , Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 6 Lake (CI 15859), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Price- $9.00 or Rs. 1050 on Nykaa.

Swatches of Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Gorgeous, Obsession & Devotion

My Experience with Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme-

Soon after I purchased “Devotion” I went ahead and splurged on two more shades – “Gorgeous and Obsession”. Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme has the best formula that not only glides easily but indeed gives a soft, velvety finish without drying out the lips. The shades are highly pigmented and one stroke is enough to give you fuller looking lips. When I applied Devotion, I thought this is going to be just another red shade. To my surprise, ‘Devotion’ is such a beauty for a red liquid lipstick. Its near to my perfect go to red lipstick. My second favourite shade is “Gorgeous” it’s a beautiful hot pink but yet so unique. “Obsession” is a purple-y shade and will look awesome on medium to dusky skin. All three shades will suit any skin color – fair to dusky. The staying power of this liquid lipstick is easily 6-7hrs and tends to disappear from the center of the lips after 5 hrs. This is a common problem with every liquid lipstick. With eating and drinking they tend to disappear from the center. However, you can always re-apply and it doesn’t look flaky like Colourpop liquid matte’s. The wand of this matte lip creme works perfectly with the liquid lipstick. You don’t need to be a pro to apply it, simpy follow the instructions as mentioned above on “How to apply”. Every matte lipstick demands well hydrated and smooth base before application so do exfoliate before applying it. One last thing I want to mention is that it doesn’t transfer on things, I have experienced this with other liquid mattes but not Milani.

Pros-

  • Bold beautiful shades
  • Soft & Velvety Formula
  • Highly Pigmented
  • Comfortable Matte
  • Suitable to all skintones
  • Long lasting stay
  • Doesn’t look flaky
  • Doesn’t transfer
  • Wide range of shades to pick
  • Available on Nykaa & many Insta Sellers
  • Reasonable priced

Cons-

  • Disappears from the center of lips on eating.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Devotion FOTD

 

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Gorgeous FOTD
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Obsession FOTD

Ratings- 4.9/5

Recommendation- 

Overall, this is an A+ product for me. I hope they come out with more shades so that I can stock them. I will highly recommend “Devotion & Gorgeous”. I am definitely buying “Devotion” again, I don’t want to run out of that shade. These two shades are my absolute favourite and you can blindly gift this to a friend regardless of the complexion.

 

Give Me Glow Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello Beauties,

 

So you may or may not have heard about Give Me Glow Cosmetics. When I purchased these beauties last month, I got many of you asking me “Which brand is that? How is the texture and quality like? Is it drying like other liquid lipsticks? I thought instead of answering so many questions differently to different people, I might as well do a full-fledged review. My friend & I did a combine haul when Give Me Glow Cosmetics was running a 50% discount on their 1 year Anniversary. Yes, it’s just a year old and the brand is already running successful, so much so that during the 50% discount all of her shades were OUT OF STOCK. Don’t believe me? Check out the number of comments they get on their Instagram Page.

​INGREDIENTS;
Isododecane, Silicone Resin (Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane), Carnauba Wax, Squalene light , Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Silica, Castro Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate. May Contain (+/-) , Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Red 27 Lake CI 45410, Yellow 10 Lake CI 47005, , Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Red 40 Lake CI 16035. Iron Oxides: 77499, 77491, 77492, 77288, 77492


THE SMALL PRINT:

Please keep in mind that all colors will vary on different skin tones, lip pigmentation, and lighting. We try our best to showcase the true color in the most natural lighting possible.

Our beautiful lip model @jolanijolie has a light olive completion.

Some lipsticks may leave a slight stain due to high pigmentation. An oil based remover will take the stain right off.

We have a new formula so some liquid lipstick shades from my previous shop may or may not be slightly different No worries, its not a dramatic change at all. We are using more
high color pigments than we did before to result in a more opaque full coverage look.

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty Free
  • High Pigmentation
  • No Animal Testing
  • Hand Crafted
  • Opaque Matte Coverage
  • Kiss Proof
  • 6.5g / .22 oz
  • Made In Texas

Price– $13.25 (got it for $6.63 on sale). I used shipoutfromusa to get it shipped to India.

My Experience with Give Me Glow Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks

To start with GMG is run by a woman called ‘Brandy’ who creates this beautiful handcradted liquid lipsticks. She is an expert in creating dupes of high end brands like Kylie, ABH etc. When she started selling lipsticks she used to sell only on SHOPIFY. Soon she started her online store to meet the increasing demand. She is a one-wo(man) army and manages everything from manufacturing to customer service all by herself with the help of few friends and family.  Now coming to the liquid lipsticks, the matte liquid lipsticks inspite of being matte is extremely comfortable on the lips. This is by far the best matte liquid lipstick I have tried; I can say so because I have KYLIE, COLOURPOP, MILANI and most of our Indian brands. I am a matte liquid lipstick FAN and easy to be melted with anything that says MATTE. The formula of this liquid lipstick is class apart and it hardly transfers unlike Colourpop. Also these liquid lipsticks are highly pigmented and don’t dry out your lips. The longevity is really amazing and stays upto 6-7 hrs easily and only goes off when you have oily food. The only Con I’d say that the liquid lipsticks are different from the swatches shown on the website. So I highly recommend that you see the swatches on Instagram first and then make a purchase or you may be disappointed. Otherwise, GMG Liquid lipsticks are amazeballs and I think all of us should have atleast one of this to know how the difference. Here are the swatches of the shades I got.

Fireside Flirting, Sweater Weather ,Terra, Glampire, Kissed Love Note, Country Red

Fireside Flirting- This shade is gorgeous and its a brown shade with a hint of red. I absolutely adore this shade as it makes my complexion glow. This shade will look good on all skintones. One of those adorable shades meant for all.

Kissed Love Note- This shade is very similar to More better from Colourpop. I would honestly say this looks better on me than Colourpop More better. It has a perfect blend of pink and purple which makes this such a hot shade. Another favourite from GMG.

Terra- This shade like you can see is nothing near to Terracotta. Its from vivid matte lip range. Its a nude shade that actually washes me out and this is what I mean that swatches on the website is nothing like the real shade. So please check the swatches on Instagram. However, its a great shade to mix and match and make your custom shade. But can’t wear alone for sure. May suit fair skintones well.

Sweater Weather- This shade is quite hard to explain but I like the way it looks on me. Its a brown with purple hints, made for fall/winters. But you can wear it in any season. This shade will suit all skin tones again especially medium to dusky skintones.

Country Red-  This shade is a dusky greyish-purple shade which is not easily found in many brands. Again, the shade name is deceptive and it is nothing like Red as you can see. This shade will look great on fair to medium skintones.

Glampire- When I first applied Glampire I thought its black but no its not. Its the most darkest shade in my vanity. This shade is darkest brown, I would say the perfect vampy shades. This shade will look best great on darker skin tones than fair skin. One of the most bold shade in my makeup drawer and I love it.

Pros-

  • Unique shades
  • Handcrafted liquid lipstick
  • Great dupes for high end brands
  • Vegan & Cruelty free
  • Long staying
  • Superb Pigmentation
  • Extremely comfortable matte
  • Doesn’t dry out lips
  • Lovely Fragrance
  • Doesn’t transfer
  • Nice packaging

Cons-

  • Shades looks very different from swatches
  • Comes of from the center with oily food
  • Can be a little pricey for some

Ratings- 4.8/5

Recommendation- GMG liquid lipsticks is for everyone who loves matte liquid lipsticks that does not give dry feeling or transfer. The mattes are comforting infact girls who have very dry lips can also try GMG. The texture is something I can swear by.

P.S – This is not a paid review, the products are purchased by me & my review remains honest and unbiased.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

I took a test on Facebook which said ‘What Color of Lipstick will suit your Personality’? And the Answer was ‘Purple’. Since then I was meaning to try a purple lipstick, I couldn’t think of any other brand than Colourpop. After checking the shades I found my perfect Purple and that’s Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper. I know many of you would think is she crazy to wear such a shade but well, I am quite a badass when it comes to trying daring lip shades. Whenever I travel in local trains in Mumbai, some women give me dirty stares on wearing a dark liquid lipstick and some of them quietly admire. Well, people and their nasty thoughts/ comments doesn’t bother me anymore. I wear what I like and I do not let the world change my smile…Period! Coming to this liquid lipstick, read on to my experience…..

Product Details-

Zipper Ultra Matte Lip

Whether you’re zipping them up or zipping them down you’ll be super hot in this deepened purple

ULTRA MATTE – This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips leaving SUPER intense colour with a bold, ultra matte finish. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof!

SHADE- Darks, Purples

Not tested on Animals.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

Price- $6.00 for 3.2g/0.11 oz (Purchased using shipoutfromusa.com)

Packaging- The packaging look like the standard Colourpop. The branding is done in multi-colours and the liquid lipstick comes in a transparent lip gloss form with an applicator. I have many Colourpop Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks so now I can say that after sometime the branding goes off and the tube looks old. The application wand is good and handy for precise application.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

My Experience with Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper

I have always been a daredevil when it comes to trying bold/dark lipsticks. Colourpop has some crazy collection of darker shades I picked up Zipper as my perfect purple lipstick. This shade is very bold at the look of it and if you are someone who likes your comfort zone then this may be not the shade for you. There will be thousands of eyeballs staring right on your lipsand if you don’t  like that kind of attention then leave it. But if you are someone who wants to try bolder/darker shades I would say go for Zipper. Its a gorgeous dark purple which applies really well and looks opaque in one swipe. However, I felt it to be a bit drying on my lips which was a bit uncomfortable but I got used to it. I would suggest exfoliate your lips well or apply a lip primer before you apply this liquid lipstick. It stayed for a long time but started to disappear from the center of lips as and when I ate something oily. That happens with every other liquid lipstick in my opinion. The formula of Ultra matte lips is intense and highly pigmented. This shade when worn alone brightens up my complexion. My lips look much fuller and I have recieved many compliments on wearing Colourpop Ultra Matte’s. Overall, I would highly recommend this shade to people who love darker shades. As I have not seen this shade in other brand, Colourpop is the best brand to try bolders shades like purple.

 

 

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Pros-

  • Gorgeous dark purple lipstick
  • Unique shade
  • Great staying power
  • Highly pigmented
  • Not tested on Animals
  • Unique shade collection in this range
  • Ultra matte
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Availability
  • Can be drying & patchy after application
  • Tend to disappear from the center of lips after sometime

Rating- 4.7/5

Recommendation- 

If you are someone who is bold enough to try a shade like a dark purple that Zipper is? I will strongly recommend this shade to you. It will definitely turn many heads around.

 

 

Mary Lou-manizer AKA “The Luminizer” Ou “Le Luminizer” Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello Ladies,

If there are two things that I buy unlimited in my makeup collection that would be liquid lipsticks and highlighters. I am big highlighter junkie, I have some of the best high end highlighter collection and affordable ones too. But there is this one highlighter that has taken away my heart and that is the very famous Mary Lou-manizer. I purchased Becca Champagne pop and Mary Lou-manizer almost at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I love Becca Champagne pop too but I have noticed I reach out to Mary Lou-manizer often infact daily. That’s because it just blends so well in my skintone and the glow looks like I am born with it.

Product Details- 

Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.

Price- $24.00 for 8.5G/0.3OZ

Pros-
  •  Gives subtle, dewy and glowing face
  • Talc Free, Paraben Free & Cruelty Free product
  • Suits all skintones
  • Didn’t irritate skin
  • No breakouts
  • Can be used in multipurpose ways
  • Travel Friendly
  • Comes with a cute mirror
  • Lovely packaging
  • No chunky shimmer
  • Doesn’t look OTT

Cons-

  • Availability in India
  • Once fallen down, breaks easily

Ratings- 4.9/5

Recommendation-

I highly highly, highly recommend this highlighter to every highlighter lover or someone who is looking out for a very good highlighter. Its value for money and gives the best natural glow. Once I finish I am sure to buy another one.

 

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