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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

 

I know you were thinking that I am dead or something by now. But, hey you can call it a reincarnation because I literally forgot how to write a decent article. Its been ages that I have written something in this space. I guess I was suffering from writer’s block. I have spent hours staring at the screen blindly just don’t know what to pen down. But I am super glad that I am back. So now as you can clearly see I have lot of things to talk about, I simply want to cut it short and jump to the review. Today, I am going to talk about Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color. I am using this brand since my childhood be it an eyeliner, lipstick or kajal I tried it all. And now I am finally reviewing their liquid lipstick which is in par with any other high end brand in the market.

Product Description-

Give your lips a gorgeous makeover with the Gala of London Long Stay Liquid lip colours. These unique liquid matte lip shades have a unique texture that moisturizes & nourishes the lips imparting a soft sheen.These are available in a variety of shades that suit all skin tones.It comes in an attractive container with an attached wand for precise application.

Features:

  • Unique texture of a gloss with the long-lasting pigment of a lipstick
  • Highly pigmented and long-lasting
  • Enriched with the goodness of Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E

Price- Rs. 225 for 1.6 gms

SWACTHES OF GALA OF LONDON LIP COLOUR

Packaging-  The packaging looks quite cheap but you can’t expect too much for the price. The tube is opaque and you can easily see through the color from the tube. The product smells like vanilla and its one of the pleasing fragrance that I get to smell in most liquid lipcolors from other brand too. The wand is quite average and with a little work you can apply the liquid lipstick.

Shades-

Fall in Pink-  This is a perfect rosy nude for every medium to fair skin tone beauty. One of the most beautiful nude shade made for Indian Skintones. It can be that ideal nude for the day to night look.

GALA OF LONDON FALL IN PINK LIQUID LIPCOLOR

 

Mochalicious- This is a gorgeous peachy tone nude which will suit every skintone. This is my absolute favourite for everyday wear.

GALA OF LONDON MOCHALICIOUS LIP COLOR

Fire & Ice- This tangerine shade is for the bold hearts. Someone who absolute adore bright shades. This is an amazing shade for summers and monsoon. Suitable to all skintones.

GALA OF LONDON FIRE & ICE LIP COLOR

My Experience with Gala of London Long Stay Lip Color-

These liquid lip colors look like a mini version of various full size liquid lipsticks in the market. It has some of the most pleasing shades that is suitable for most Indian skintones. I am so glad that Indian beauty market has step up their game with liquid lipcolors. The formula is very smooth and medium consistency. You need to exfoliate your lips before applying any liquid lipstick as it looks very patchy and uneven. I always exfoliate and apply it and then it gives me a smooth matte finish. This liquid lipcolor can be drying but that is the case with almost every liquid lipstick. Talking about the longevity, it last for around 6-7 hrs and it tends to fade a little from the center if you eat anything oily. There is a shade for every skintone. From the price point its really affordable but somehow I feel they could increase the quantity of the product. Overall, I would highly recommend this liquid lipcolor for anyone looking out for a good quality matte liquid lipstick.

Pros-

  • Pretty shades.
  • Available online & offline.
  • Affordable.
  • Nicely pigmented.
  • Last 6-7 hrs.
  • Matte, smooth finish.
  • Pleasant fragrance.

Cons-

  • Need more quantity for the price.
  • Need to exfoliate before application.
  • Can improvise on the packaging.

Ratings-  4.5/5

Recommendation-  I would highly recommend you to try this liquid lipcolors. As there are some really pretty shades that compliment Indian skintones. Also its really affordable which earns another brownie point.

Best Body Lotion for Dry Skin in Winters – Our Top 10 Products!

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.

10 Best Body Lotion for Dry Skin in India

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

Best Body lotion for Dry Skin in Winters

 

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.

Top 10 Best Body Lotion for Dry Skin in Winter

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.

Best Body lotion for Winters in India : Natural Organic brand

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

Best Body Lotions for Winters : Top 10

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.

Affordable Body Lotions for Dry Skin in India

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

Top Body Lotion for Dry Skin in Winters

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.

Affordable Body Lotion for Dry Skin in Winters

 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.

 Price-  Rs. 339 for 295 ml.

You can also read – Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Best Body Lotion in India

9) Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion-

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.

Best Daily Moisturizing Body lotion in India

10) Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter-

Best Body Butter in India for Winters

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…

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

 

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.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Product Description- 

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

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Price- $18.00 for 0.14 oz (Currently available for $14.40 on the website.)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Packaging-

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.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

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.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Pros- 

  • Natural looking brows
  • Can also be used to make fierce eyebrows
  • Eyebrows look thick
  • Gliding texture
  • Easy to apply
  • Long lasting
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge free
  • Good quality
  • Pretty and Sturdy packaging
  • Comes in 11 shades
  • Suitable to sensitive skin
  • Comes off easily with a wash.
  • Value for money

Cons-

  • Doesn’t includes a brush
  • Availability in India

Rating- 4.9/5

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.

 

 

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

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Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

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.

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

Product Description-

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.

Price- Rs. 275 for 236.5ml

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover Ingredients

Ingredients- 

ACETONE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, PPG-12-PEG-50 LANOLIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BENZOPHENONE-3, PANTHENOL, LIMONENE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GERANIOL, AMYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, FD&C BLUE NO. 1 (CI 42090), FD&C GREEN NO. 3 (CI 42053), FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140).

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

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.

Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish Remover Review

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. 😀

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

Pros-

  • Makes nails soft and healthy
  • Removes dryness and roughness
  • Strengthens nails
  • Smells amazing for a long time
  • Works gently
  • 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

Cons-

  • Open mouth of the bottle can lead to product spillage.
  • Not travel friendly

Rating- 4.8/5

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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BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review, Swatches & FOTD

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BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review, Swatches & FOTD

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.

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review, Swatches & FOTD

Product Description-

Color Biggie for Eyes:

  1. Easy, quick & versatile application : as eyeshadow, kajal or highlighter.
  2. Creamy, waterproof texture.

Color Biggie for Lips :

  1. Waterproof and Long lasting: Durability of upto 6hrs.
  2. Gives intensive matte effect.

Cruelty free – Paraben Free – Dermatologically tested and approved.

Price- Rs. 800

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review and Swatches

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 Crayons 384 Review & Swatches

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 Crayons 332 Review & Swatches

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 Long Lasting Crayons 266 Review & Swatches

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

 

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 384 Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332 Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

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?

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332 Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Pros-

  • Highly pigmented
  • Smooth texture
  • No flakiness
  • 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
  • High quality
  • No fragrance
  • Paraben Free
  • Dermatologically tested & approved
  • Cruelty Free
  • Can be easily sharpened

Cons-

  • Can be pricey for some.
  • Doesn’t come with a sharpener
  • The availability can get better with more online options like Amazon, flipkart & Nykaa.

Rating- 4.8/5

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.

 

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.

 

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