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4.3/5

A foundation perfect for all skin types!

Most foundations don’t claim what they do. And these days, every product claims a ton of things, leaving us expecting more and more from a simple product. One such product with a great many claims is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15. I had to give it a try, just to find out if it actually does what it says.

I instantly fell in love with this formulation. I am not saying that it does everything it says, but, it is simply amazing. For my oily skin, this water-based, lightweight, non-greasy formula is like a holy potion. I love wearing it all day. No one can see and tell that you have something on. On days I need heavy makeup, it blends seamlessly with my concealer and looks like second skin. It lasts about 7 to 8 hours which is pretty good for me.

Although the coverage is very sheer, it makes your skin appear healthy and glowing, and that is what I love about it. It does not hide my dark circles, but as I said, just makes your skin look healthy. I prefer this foundation for everyday use. But, because it’s so expensive, I use it sparingly. I would be happy to find something that works like this but is not so expensive.

The packaging is convenient, and just one to two pumps are enough for your entire face and neck. I share this pack with my sister (same skin tone) who has an entirely different skin type. And it works well for both oily acne-prone and dry skin!

If you do not have significant imperfections, you should definitely give this foundation a try.

Pro's

Hydrates skin

Lightweight

Sheer coverage

Water-based formula

Suitable for all skin types

Easy to use and blend

Con's

Expensive

Does not hide under-eye dark circles

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2/5

A let down from Lakme

Since its launch, the entire range of Lakme Absolute has been my favorite. The products, their quality, packaging, everything has always been so on point. And when the Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick SPF 20 was launched, I did not think twice before buying it. But it was such a disappointment.

First of all, there are only three shades available. How did Lakme think of covering only three skin tones? Anyway, I was still hopeful about the product, so I bought the one which was the closest shade to my skin tone - Honey.

I have deep dark under eye circles. This concealer, which was the closest match to my skin tone (not the exact), left a whitish cast on my dark circles, accentuating them, and did nothing to hide them. The concealer offers almost no coverage for dark circles. It can be used on lighter dark spots, but nothing else.

I was impressed with the stick applicator, but the formula is too dry. Even for my oily skin type, I cannot use the concealer without a layer of moisturizer underneath. Blending is also tricky as it sets right after application. The play time is limited, and you have to hurry up. Overall, a very bad product from Lakme. The limited shade range makes it worse. For those of you with no dark circles and only a few dark spots to cover, this product might be useful. Also, for those with dry skin, do not think about trying this product out.

Pro's

Easy to apply

Con's

Limited shade range

Dry formula

Not easily blendable

A little overpriced

No coverage for dark circles and dark spots

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4.7/5

Reduced my hair fall and also promoted hair growth

I use coconut oil to tackle my hair problems. But it was never enough. So I started using Forest Essentials Hair Vitalizer Bhringraj to fill in the gap.

Forest Essentials Bhringraj Hair Vitalizer comes in a plastic classic Forest Essentials bottle. The bottle has a spray which is different from any hair oils I have used this far. The spray dispenses the product in the correct quantity and makes the application so easy and convenient.

This vitalizer has a strong herbal fragrance. Initially, I did not like the scent, but now, I am used to it. However, for a sensitive nose, it might be a problem. But then again, the smell does not stay on for long so it won’t be much of a problem.

I started using Forest Essentials Hair Vitalizer Bhringraj after every hair wash, which is three times a week. I simply part my hair and spray the oil on my scalp and the lengths of my hair and massage for 10 minutes. After the massage, I let it be. It is very lightweight, so it does not weigh my hair down or make it greasy.

I could see some difference in my hair length within just one month. I was quite surprised myself. I was expecting it to take care of my hair fall and roughness (which it did) but wasn’t expecting hair growth at all. I am in awe of Forest Essentials for formulating this hair vitalizer.

I am almost running out of my first bottle, so I will be purchasing it soon again. Finally, a product that truly does what it claims. I will recommend it to others for sure.

Pro's

Non-greasy

Controls hair fall

Promotes hair growth

No harmful chemicals

Herbal smell

Lightweight

100% herbal

Softens rough hair

Con's

Expensive

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4.8/5

Smells intoxicating!

Is Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau De Parfum any different from other perfumes?

I always have a complaint about perfumes, and that is, after 10-15 minutes of spray, I don’t smell them on me anymore. Others might get the smell but, after paying a good fortune, I would like to smell it on me too.

This Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau De Parfum is one of a kind. It follows me wherever I go. When I spritz it, the entire room is filled with its sensuality. It definitely makes its presence known.

Though you can sniff it out from a distance, Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau De Parfum does not get to my head. It subtly lingers around you. The scent is very feminine and floral.

It is a classic and timeless piece of art! The smell is intoxicating, screaming elegance and luxury.

Pro's

Long-lasting

A little goes a long way

Does not stain clothes

Not overpowering

Unique packaging

Balanced sillage

Sensual and luxurious fragrance

Con's

Not a universal scent

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4.2/5

Smells good, but doesn’t last for long

I first laid my eyes on Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette Spray on an Instagram post from my favorite blogger. She posted this beautiful aesthetical picture of this daisy perfume. I didn’t know anything about its fragrance, but I really wanted to get one for myself. And I did. The price was jaw-dropping.

I still went ahead with it because the scent was irresistible. The floral notes of it reminded me of spring and cupcakes. Now some sweet smelling fragrances get overbearing as they settle, which is very unpleasant and sometimes, I get a headache. It isn’t the case with this Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT.

The packaging is beautiful. I really like the daisies on the cap – it makes my vanity look girly. I went ahead with the rollerball tube as well because the big bottle can’t be carried around in my handbag. The rollerball comes in handy when I want to freshen up.

By that, I mean, though the smell is lovely, it does not last the whole day on me, so I need a touch up with the rollerball. I don’t mind doing that because I really like the smell of this perfume, but it would have been perfect if it lasted for a more extended period.

Pro's

Attractive packaging

Not overwhelming

Con's

Expensive

Not long-lasting effect

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3.8/5

My skin feels soft and plumper.

I started taking my skin seriously only after experiencing a breakout crisis two years back. Since then, I wash my face daily two times, remove my makeup thoroughly with cleanser, use sunscreen every day, scrub once a week and use face mask twice a week. Quite a regimen, right? L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream is the new addition to my skin care routine.

I used a different night cream earlier, but I was not entirely satisfied with it, so I thought to try this one. L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream comes in a glass jar, which I am not so fond of. But then, I have not seen any night cream that comes in a different packaging. So I make sure my hands are clean before taking a scoop of it.

I have been using this night cream religiously for over three weeks now. I have oily skin which is very prone to acne. If you have a similar skin type, L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream is a safe night cream to use.

As I have acne prone skin, I felt like I was taking a huge risk with this night cream. But thankfully, it did not cause breakouts. It makes my skin soft and my cheeks plumper.

Regarding its whitening claim, I have not seen any difference (disappointing).

Will I repurchase L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream? Probably not. I do like how it hydrates and makes my skin soft. But, there are better products available.

Pro's

Non-greasy

Does not cause breakouts

Good for oily skin

Makes the skin soft and plump

Con's

Contains parabens

Unhygienic packaging

Contains alcohol

Does not brighten skin tone

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4.3/5

It has made my skin smooth and clear

As a woman in my mid-40s with oily skin, I try to maintain healthy skin. Over the years, I have tried several different products, especially night creams, but I usually end up disappointed by how heavy those products felt on my skin immediately after applying and also later on.

I still kept searching for one that suits me because, with my age and the wisdom it comes with, I stand firm in stating that everyone should use a night cream to care for your skin. It is way more effective than any other skin care regime. So it is a must!

When I first got Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Night Creme, I did not have many expectations from it considering its cheap price. But after using it for a while, I love it! I use it along with the day creme. And I have to say I will keep using this cream until I find a better replacement.

The best thing about Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Night Creme is that it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and my skin absorbs it really well. My face doesn’t feel unbearably oily when I wake up in the morning. Pairing it with the day creme is a bonus they work really well together and I can really see the changes on my skin. It’s always nice to wake up with smooth and clear skin. I would gladly recommend this product to whoever has a similar skin type to mine.

Don’t forget what I mentioned about the importance of a night cream. Trying using one yourself. Choose it according to your skin type and see the differences for yourself.

Pro's

Affordable

Does not cause breakouts

Gets absorbed quickly

Pleasant fragrance

Lightweight

Suitable for oily skin

Does not leave any residue

Assured results with consistent use

Con's

Does not lighten skin tone

Insufficient quantity

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4/5

My skin feels soft and supple

Before I start with the review, let me first explain how my skin is. First of all, it is unpredictable. Some days it looks radiant, and the other days it is filled with pimples. With that thought, I purchased Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser because it has salicylic acid. This acid is known to be a good acne controlling substance.

This face cleanser also claims to maintain the skin’s natural moisture. All of this was looking in favor of me. So I was pretty hyped about it. I love pump dispenser packaging; it just makes life so much easier. Thankfully, it comes in a smaller packaged as well, so when I travel, I grab that size only. I don’t know how travel-friendly the bigger bottle is. I don’t want to risk it. But the smaller one is perfect for that purpose.

I started using it last year, and after every use, my skin feels soft and supple. It does not dry out my skin. However, it does make my skin feel a little tight. But it does not irritate my skin or cause any breakouts. That is the very reason I still use it.

Also, people who prefer foaming cleansers should skip it because it does not form much lather. So it’s like using a slippery liquid. But don’t be sad about it. It’s just the way it is. Other than that, it removes all the impurities very thoroughly.

This facial cleanser is a safe bet that I can assure you of. Peace out!

Pro's

Convenient packaging

True to its claims

Controls breakouts

A little product goes a long way

Oil-free

Mild formula

Non-comedogenic

Con's

Does not lather much

Slippery gel

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4.6/5

Amazing results, very happy!

I have been using Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte-Look Daily SunBlock PA+++ for over a month now, and let me tell you guys of how lovely it is.

First, it comes in a hard but easily pressable orange plastic tube with an open-flip cap. The whole packaging is light and can be carried around anywhere effortlessly. The open-flip cap is tightly secured so there is no need to worry about spillage. The texture looks like a foundation, which is where many of us get an idea of it being a foundation or a BB cream.

But no, it is a tinted moisturizer that gives sheer coverage and nothing more. The composition of the cream is smooth with a runny consistency. On application, it glides effortlessly and gets absorbed rapidly without being greasy.

I use it every day without fail, and the results are amazing! It makes my skin delicately smooth with a matte finish. One trick I use to prolong its duration is to set it with loose powder. This small trick guarantees longer stay.

I like this sunscreen very much because it doesn't make my face whitish. It looks good on my dusky skin and accentuates my complexion attractively. I will be purchasing it again and again.

Pro's

Travel-friendly

Long-lasting effects

Quickly absorbed

Tinted moisturizer

Sheer coverage

Glides on effortlessly

High-quality sun protection

Does not leave a whitish cast

Con's

Has parabens

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4/5

Sheer coverage and has SPF

I got this Maybelline New York Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation solely for one purpose. And that is for touch-ups. My skin falls in the dry category and to touch-up with a compact is a horror. So I thought, this foundation will be a good replacement.

Was I right in doing so? Definitely! In fact, I abandoned my regular foundation because of this. Maybelline New York Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation is so easy to use. I don’t use the cushion that comes with the foundation, because I prefer a buff brush. The cushion also does a good job in blending, but a puff brush is my personal preference.

This foundation is a creamy foundation that gives a sheer coverage with a dewy finish. This one makes me look more natural. It gives an illusion of a glassy flawless skin.

Another thing I like about it is, it comes with SPF, so without any worry, I head out. The open pores I have around my nose are also blurred, and it stays like that for a decent five to six hours. For a price it comes at, I think it works way beyond than it. But the quantity is a little too less.

Those with heavy marks and blemishes will not like it as much as I do, because it will not give enough coverage.

Advice: It is better not to try to build for more coverage because you will end up looking cakey. If you are looking for a high coverage foundation, skip the Maybelline New York Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation. Otherwise, this is a keeper! It is ideal for young women who want medium coverage.

Pro's

Medium coverage

Contains SPF

Gives a natural finish

Non-comedogenic

Blurs pores

Con's

Less quantity

Creamy texture

Can get cakey

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Monisha Sarkar

Oct 23 2018

Does O3+ Brightening & Whitening Face Wash have any side effects?
(Question for O3+ Brightening & Whitening Face Wash )

Sunita Natarajan Oct 24 2018

No, it does not. Since a group of dermatologists developed it, no harmful chemicals have been used, and it is hypoallergenic. But if at all you sense any weird sensation, stop using it immediately.

 

Sunita Natarajan

Oct 14 2018

What are the shades available?
(Question for Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lip Color )

Megha Puri Oct 15 2018

There are 20 shades available. They are: Rose Day, Deep Pink, Cherry Wine, Prom Pink, Pink Show, Pink Kiss, Rockstar Red, Code Red, Selfie Red, First Love, Grape Riot, Berry Dance, Rust Rage, Berry Bestie, Mauve Date, Chocolate Day, Choco Bite, Belgian Brown, Coral Dose, and Lets Tango

 

Sunita Natarajan

Sep 21 2018

Is aloe vera gel good for hair?
(Question for Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel )

Ritika Singh Sep 21 2018

Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel is infused with vitamin E which is very beneficial for hair. It reduces hair fall, smoothens hair, adds shine and controls dandruff. So, it is definitely good for hair and it also encourages hair growth.

 

Shruti Arora

Sep 21 2018

What are the ingredients used?
(Question for L’Oreal Paris Age 20+ Skin Perfect Cream UV Filters )

Sunita Natarajan Sep 21 2018

Water, Glycerin, Homosalate, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Triethanolamine, Phe.Benzimidazole, Sulfonic Acid, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Titanium, DiO2 Silica, PEG 100 Stearate, CI 77891, Glyceryl Stearate, CI 19140, CI 15510, Tocophery Acetate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Hydrolysed Rice Protein, Phenoxyenthanol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sunflower seed oil, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Limonene, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salycylate, Lentil Seed Extract, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Perlite, Cetyl Phosphate, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Citronellol, Citral, Aluminium Hydroxide, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf extract, Coumarin, and Hexyl Cinnamal.

 

Shreshta Micheal

Sep 20 2018

Is the cream oily?
(Question for Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream )

Sunita Natarajan Sep 20 2018

The cream is not very oily and gets absorbed quickly. If your skin is already oily, it can make it oilier.

 

Sunita Natarajan

Aug 03 2018

Does it help in hair regrowth?
(Question for Patanjali Kesh Kanti Amla Hair Oil )

Aishwarya Kamal Aug 03 2018

Yes. The oil’s main goal is to reduce hair fall and increase hair growth.

 

 

 

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