One of my favorite bloggers did a tutorial on how to pull off a “no makeup” makeup look with just three products, the key being the concealer. I never owned a concealer before, and she suggested I try the L'Oreal Paris True Match Concealer. I got the shade Medium/Deep Neutral to match my skin tone.
I followed the procedure she explained in the video to create this look. I moisturized my face, and then used the concealer on the under eye dark circles, around the lips and nose, and on the dark spots. I blended it using my fingers, and it blended like a dream! It vanished, and along with it disappeared all the imperfections. It didn’t feel heavy. Actually, it didn’t feel like anything. And then I baked with a loose powder and was done.
The entire day, I did not feel the need for a touch-up. It was super amazing. Good job L’Oreal.
Easy to blend
I bought the Pink Affair shade of the Lotus Make-up Pure Colors Matte Lip Color. It is the second lipstick in my collection, as I am just getting started with wearing lip colors. I bought this product because it falls in my budget and they have a wide shade range.
I like how this lipstick is not truly matte, it has a little satin finish to it. And it keeps my lips moisturized the entire day. It lasts on my lips for about 3 to 4 hours and leaves a pink tint when it starts disappearing. The color compliments my skin tone and goes well with most of my attires. I am happy with the product and might buy another one soon.
Nice shade range
Doubles up as a lip balm
Color fades after eating
NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick is my latest obsession for this month. I got the shade Tea & Cookies, which is a muted tea rose pink. I love the formula; it is not entirely matte, so it does not dry out my lips. Instead, it offers a satin-like finish, which makes my lips look healthy, and there are no signs of fine lines. If this lipstick were transfer-proof, it would have been the BEST of all time, but still definitely my new favorite !!
Makes lips look healthy
Conceals fine lines on the lips
Biotique Wheat Germ Youthful Nourishing Night Cream has a very smooth and thick texture. And it takes time to get absorbed. So, it requires a little bit more massage as compared to other moisturizing creams. In a way, it is good because it makes me massage my face more than usual. The benefit I get from it is good blood circulation and firm skin.
When I started using this night cream, I didn’t see any results. But after some weeks, I could feel my skin getting softer and the texture improving. I have sensitive skin but this night cream did not cause me any breakouts or rashes. Sometimes out of the blue, I get redness on my cheeks and neck. Even that is taken care of by this night cream.
Biotique Wheat Germ Youthful Nourishing Night Cream is one of my best buys and thankfully, it works.
Makes the skin soft and supple
Improves skin’s texture
Improves blood circulation
Makes the skin firm
Ideal for sensitive skin
Takes time to show results
Ever since I learned the importance of a night cream, I have been continuously applying it, switching from one brand to another. VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night Cream is the one I recently grabbed from the drugstore.
It comes in a long plastic tub with a screw cap. The cap shuts tightly, making it travel-friendly. But I know it will be difficult to scoop out the cream when it is about to get over. The cream has a pleasant floral scent that I like. It is mild and does not irritate my nostrils. The consistency is in between cream and gel.
I have combination and acne prone skin, but this cream did not make my skin oily or greasy. It gets absorbed instantly, and only a little quantity is required to cover my entire face and neck. I was a bit worried that it’ll cause more pimples, but thankfully, it did not break me out.
I have been using it for three weeks now, and I really like the way my skin wakes up in the morning - soft and supple. I feel it hydrating my skin deeply, but that’s where my love ends for VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night Cream. Till now, it has not shown any effect on my dark spots and lightening my complexion.
So, I will recommend this night cream from VLCC only to those who want hydration and nourishment. If you want a skin brightening and lightening dark spots night cream, I’d recommend you skip it.
Does not cause breakouts
Makes skin soft and supple
Deeply hydrates skin
Does not reduce dark spots
Does not brighten skin tone
Impractical cylindrical packaging
I like Lakme Rose Powder because it makes my makeup stay longer by at least 4 hours or so. I always have it in my bag because I prefer this over compact powders for a quick fix when I go out. The only thing I dislike about it is the packaging. The cap of the powder is tight, but I have a bit of a problem with the design on the inside. The five small circular holes in the transparent divide between the powder and the puff are inconvenient. When I carry it around in my bag, the tub obviously topples and doesn’t always stay upright. So when I open it again the next time, lots of powder from the base of the container comes through to the surface. It taints the whole puff, so it’s unusable, and that’s why I use a separate powder brush.
Considering Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser is for all skin types, I went for it. I am almost halfway through the bottle, and I will say that my dry skin really likes it. I do have to admit that right after washing it, my skin feels dry. I cope with that by applying a moisturizer.
Over the period of use, I feel my skin has become softer and the dry blackheads I had on my forehead have subsided. I am really satisfied with this facial cleanser. Finally, a product that works!
A little product goes a long way
Not suitable for dry skin
Does not lather much
My dry skin adores this lotion because instead of making my skin stretchy like most other sunscreens, it adds a mild sheen to my skin. It keeps my face moisturized throughout the day and protected from the harmful sun rays. It has been over a month and so far, so good. A big thumbs up for Lakme Sun Expert SPF 24 PA++ UV Lotion!
Does not make skin stretchy
The runny lotion-like texture is what I like as it doesn't dry me out at all. It does not make me feel stretchy either. During winters, though, I think I’ll need another moisturizer because its nourishment won’t be enough for my super dry skin. But for summer season, it is the best! Also, it is quite expensive for the quantity it comes in.
Glides on easily
Does not feel stretchy
Does not dry out the skin
It was very hard for me to find the correct shade for my skin tone. I didn’t know, so I ended up buying a lighter shade. I couldn’t even exchange it. So it was a complete waste of money.
It didn’t make sense for me to keep it, so I gave it to my cousin sister who is fairer than me. I asked her how she felt about the powder foundation after a month and she said she loved it. She said she carries it everywhere and uses it to remove the shine on her forehead, nose, and chin. It looks natural, and the sponge does a good job.
I guess I will purchase it again and try it out myself. But this time I’ll go for the right shade.
Range of shades might confuse people