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.
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
Gives subtle, dewy and glowing face
Talc Free, Paraben Free & Cruelty Free product
Suits all skintones
Didn’t irritate skin
Can be used in multipurpose ways
Comes with a cute mirror
No chunky shimmer
Doesn’t look OTT
Availability in India
Once fallen down, breaks easily
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.
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.
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.
Price – Rs. 115 for 40 gms and Rs. 55 for 18gms.
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?
It indeed gives a 12-14 hrs bright look.
Face looks bright, fresh and matte.
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.
Suitable for sensitive skin.
Perfect for everyday wear.
Available in smaller packs
A unique formula/product.
Suitable for all seasons.
Does contain Parabens
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.
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 –
Price – Rs. 150 for 8gms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Price – Rs. 399 for 6gms (pretty less ehh?? )
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.
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.
Brightens the face
Keeps your face oil-free around 5-6hrs
Gives smooth soft finish to your skin
Inbuilt mirror and sponge
Made for Indian skintones leaning towards yellows
Hides pores and blemishes
Perfect for daily wear
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.
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.