Hydrates the skin
Just a small amount is required
Does not dry or clog skin
Even out skin tone
Last the whole day
Has sun protection
Doesn't smell great
This Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is the most expensive moisturizer/foundation I ever purchased. To buy this moisturizer balm, I had to sacrifice several other products I normally use. For example, I had to say goodbye to my setting spray and primer. I was praying this moisturizing balm will be worth it.
The thick and creamy texture looks very alluring, and it suits my dry skin very well. I use this moisturizer daily, and since it is in a glass jar, I take extra precautions. I dip the corner of a fresh makeup sponge into the jar and scoop out a pea-sized amount. Then I wipe it on the back of my hand. I start dabbing the moisturizer all over my face and neck, taking the moisturizer from the back of my hand and start blending. It melts into my fine wrinkles but does not dry or clog my pores or flake like the other products I have used so far did.
I am in love with it because it gives me a nice even tone finish. The shade Alabaster thankfully suits me very well. The only problem I have with it is the smell comes out a bit too strong while applying it. That is resolved after a few minutes of application. It would have been perfect if it was fragrance-free.
The cost is a little high, but since just a few amounts are required to cover my whole face, I'm sure it will last for a long time. Did I say that I am in love with it? Yes, and I say it again. It is such a relief that my sacrifices were worth it. I am in love with it!
Easy to blend
Does not control oil
Melts in the sun
The name of this product is so fancy - NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation! I was instantly attracted to the name. And with the description it has, it sounded like the perfect match for my oily, acne-prone skin. I got the shade Warm Beige to match my skin tone. It matched pretty well.
This product comes in a very convenient tube packaging. The quantity is also pretty good for the price it comes at. The consistency of the product is just about perfect; it’s not very watery or very thick. To apply the product, I take some of it on the back of the hand, warm it up a bit and dot it all over my face and neck. To blend it, I use my flat foundation brush, and a stippling brush to finish off. I top it off with my concealer and loose powder.
Everything stays good for about two hours, and then my face decides to produce oil, and my foundation goes with the flow (pun intended). It feels like the foundation starts melting when I’m out in the sun. The staying power of this foundation is barely 3 hours, post which this matte foundation turns dewy, and my face appears more oily than what it looks like otherwise.
On days when I’m only sitting under the AC, the foundation works better. It stays longer and does not melt. But, as the description says, it can’t be worn everywhere. This is like any other foundation, no reason why it’s a must buy. Any other foundation, probably at lesser cost will perform similar or even better than this one in some cases.
Easy to blend
Easy to apply
Perfect match for skin tone
I have always believed that only products that are expensive actually work. But, I was so wrong! My mom picked this product up for herself, while she went to another city and I thought she had wasted her money on it. I know a few good concealers and always recommend them to others. But, this L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD concealer changed my outlook.
After seeing my mom use this product, I wanted to give it a try too. And luckily, mom’s and my skin tone is exactly the same. She had the shade Natural with her, and I tried it on.
First off, it comes in a tube with a brush applicator. The application is so easy and precise, and the brush dispenses just the right amount of the product. I used it on my dark circles which are not very dark, around the lips, and on the few dark spots I have. I used my fingers to blend it in, and my skin absorbed this product like magic. It blended so perfectly that it felt like my skin has been this great since forever.
I used it over my foundation and then set it off with compact powder. It didn’t get patchy or crease at all and stayed on like this the entire day.
One thing I did not like was, although it is not expensive, the quantity is still very less. All and all, it’s a great product for everyday use and carrying it on the go.
Easy to apply
Does not irritate the eyes
Primer not needed
Needs waterproof makeup remover
Having an eyeshadow in the form of a pencil calls for a celebration in the world of makeup! I was on my toes when I first got to know about Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick. The price made me wince a little bit, but I just could not resist it!
The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick comes in a simple twist-up and down pen packaging. The cap of the pen shuts with a prominent click, making it travel-friendly. Not only that, but for the first time, I carry an eyeshadow in my handbag wherever I go for touch-ups. Amazing, isn't it?
The texture is creamy, and it glides on my eyes easily! The pigmentation is right on point, and I don’t require to layer my eyes with more than two strokes. My skin is very sensitive – even then the product suits me well.
I got the shade Violet plum about four weeks ago, and since then, I have been using it nearly every day! It is a thick liner, but it somehow looks just right on me. I line my upper lash line with this cream shadow stick, put on mascara, and I am set to go about with my day. It is so easy to use this Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick!
I own another color of this – Bark. I wear it occasionally, but I love it whenever I do. Bark is a rich brown shade that really brings out my eyes. It is very flattering and also enhances my brown eyes. This is one makeup product I might just use to the bottom of the tube. The quantity provided is too less. I wish it were more. Otherwise, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick is a must-have eyeshadow!
Wide range of shades
Up to 4-5 hours holding power
Settles in fine lines
Can dry out your lips
I think Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick is one lipstick that has the widest range of colors! You name it - browns to corals to mauves, reds, and pinks - it is all available in all hues! I didn’t try all the shades, but the few I have tried are All Fired Up, Addictive Magenta, Pure Innocence and Thrilling Pink.
They come in a simple, non-complicated silver case. It is easy to use because it is highly pigmented. Just one swipe is enough to keep me going for 4-5 hours. I thought the performance would not be up to the mark because it comes at a very affordable price. But I underestimated it. This lipstick’s ability to control bleeding is amazing and has moderate transfer control as well.
I tried layering Thrilling Pink to get a more intense pink, but that didn’t work well. So, for this lipstick, layering should be avoided. Doing so makes the lips dry, and it accentuates the fine lines.
Other than that, I find this Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick lovely! Anyone will be able to flaunt it. And since it has a variety of shades available, you will easily find one or maybe even more to suit your skin tone.
For me, I will happily continue using it. But after I ran out of it, I will like to explore other brands.
Does not cause breakouts
Easy to apply
Perfect for oily skin
Finding the right shade could be a challenge
I never used concealers before as I was under the impression that they are just another layer of makeup. But I was so wrong. Every time I invest in a product, I do a little research. And because I was buying a concealer for the first time, I wanted to be sure about my choice. I picked the Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer, and it did not disappoint me at all.
I have oily skin, and almost everything I put on my face leads to breakouts. I was skeptical about this concealer too, but nothing happened. The product’s texture is so smooth and lightweight that once you apply it, it feels like nothing. It is super easy to blend, does not clog my pores, and does not feel heavy on the skin.
The plastic tube with doe foot applicator is so perfect, and it gives me complete control over how much product I use and where. The applicator also helps in the precise application on areas like under eye dark circles, side of the lips, and for spot correction.
The concealer stays put throughout the day, does not get patchy even when I’m sweating. A little setting with the powder, and you’re good to go. The pigmentation is great; I don’t have to use a lot of product to hide the dark spots.
I’m definitely going to buy another tube once this one gets over. It is affordable, travel-friendly, and the best part, my skin does not react to it — thumbs up to this product.
Makes the skin soft and supple
Provides deep nourishment
Improves skin health
Not for all skin types
I picked up Aroma Magic Vitamin E Night Cream from a drugstore three weeks back.
The product comes in a big rounded plastic tub. It is filled with a generous quantity, but then the size is not travel-friendly. The tub is huge for a night cream. The cream is light blush in color, and the consistency is thick and creamy and has a floral fragrance which isn’t overbearing.
Since my skin is dry and mostly dehydrated, the consistency felt great. It leaves some kind of oil layer, most probably from the essential oils. But that oiliness gets sucked in after few minutes, and the skin is smooth and soft.
I started using this cream the day I bought it, which is exactly three weeks back from now. And I will say that this night cream is perfect for dry skin. It provides deep nourishment, makes the skin baby soft in the morning, and promotes good skin health.
I haven’t seen any changes in my blemishes, but I think it hasn’t been that long since I started using it, so I can’t really comment on it. But then, I am more than satisfied with the way my skin feels – so soft and supple.
I will recommend this cream to all the dry skin beauties out there. Oily skin types, take my advice and stay away from it, even during winters.
Wide range of shades
Hard to remove
As a kid, I was always intrigued by lipsticks and couldn’t wait to be able to try it on myself without having to deal with my mom. Now that I can, I go all out. I like to experiment with different shades on myself. So, recently, I got three shades from NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick- French Maid, Silk Indulgent and Baby Doll.
This lipstick from NYX is creamy, non-drying and lightweight with a matte finish. It is available in so many shades that are both perfect for daytime hangout and evening fun.
The tube it comes in is very functional and travel-friendly. The sponge on the wand is soft and spreads the lipstick very well. A 100 points for the packaging!
The three tubes I got for myself are just perfect! They has replaced almost all the lipsticks I have in my vanity. I am obsessed with all three. They don't feel sticky when they dry off. And the best thing about them is, they do not transfer easily. Even after a meal, they look like I just applied them.
The only hard part is taking it off. I have to use a waterproof makeup remover or scrub to get it off my lips. Some may find this very useful but someone like me won’t prefer it. It’s just extra work.
But I can’t deny how great this lipstick is. Better than most of the high end ones I have used. I have a feeling that I am going to buy it again and again and most probably try every color.
Does not cause breakouts
Contains SPF 30
Takes time for the fragrance to fade away
I got this sunscreen cream a month back. I have dry really skin which gets flaky during winters. This sunscreen seemed perfect for me because it has a very thick creamy texture that moisturizes so well. I don’t require using another moisturizer on top. The cream comes in a tube packaging. The open-flip cap is also sturdy and shuts securely.
I use it 10-15 minutes before leaving the house daily. I have been doing that for about a month, and till date, it hasn’t given me any skin irritations and breakouts. The fragrance, though, is so strong – very herbal and thick. It takes a little time to fade away even after application, which is a huge minus point for me.
The way this moisturizer glides on my skin is beautiful! It makes my skin feel hydrated for the longest time, gives my dry skin a hint of sheen, and smoothens the texture of my skin. I am ready to buy this Patanjali Sunscreen Cream again because of these traits.
Before purchasing, you should know that the texture is thick and it has a strong smell. If you can work with these aspects, Patanjali Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 is a good sun protecting
A little goes a long way
Foundation cum highlighter
Gives shimmery glow
Stays up to 8 hours
Not for oily skin
No shades for darker tones
Sounds lovely when you hear a two-in-one product isn’t it? Immediately, I think about how efficient that will be because I tend to spend a lot on cosmetics. So when I got to know about this Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation, which is both a foundation and a highlighter, I was all up for it.
I chose Beige Glimmer because that suited me best. Hold up! A disclaimer: this foundation has just four shades available. So, it will be a challenge choosing the right shade for darker skin. It is formulated keeping in mind the Indian skin tone. But I guess they forgot about darker skin tones. Thankfully, my skin tone is medium fair with neutral undertones, so the beige glimmer suits me well.
The container it comes in is very functional. I like the pump dispenser, it makes the foundation more hygienic, and it is lightweight and travel-friendly. I just need two pumps of the foundation to cover my face and neck. And I blend it with a damp sponge.
My skin is super dry, so I apply a primer first. It just makes the blending very easy. Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation has medium coverage, so some might not like it. Especially those who have marks and blemishes. And to be honest, I don’t think oily skin will like it either. The illuminating effect it gives is quite sparkly. It will be like applying highlighter all over the face. But maybe oily skin beauties can use it just as a highlighter. That will work well too.
Anyway, I use this foundation not on a daily basis but mostly on occasions. Like a night out, weddings and dinner dates. I can’t wear it to the office on a daily basis because it makes me look like I have overdone my makeup.
Overall, it is not the best but not the worst either. It is good for special occasions, and the foundation’s staying power is also decent.
What type of skin is it suitable for?
(Question for Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel )
Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel is most suitable for oily and combination skin types. It can be very light and drying for dry skin type.
What type of hair is it suitable for?
(Question for Sunsilk Dream Soft And Smooth Shampoo )
Sunsilk Dream Soft & Smooth Shampoo is most suitable for dry, frizzy hair.
How to use Patanjali Aloe Vera gel on a daily basis?
(Question for Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel )
You can use it as a moisturizer on a daily basis. Its gel texture is non-greasy gets absorbed easily. It is also not watery. You can apply sunscreen over it after letting it to dry for a minute or two. You can also use it as a night cream. Just apply it before you go to bed and leave it on overnight. The next morning, wash it off with cold water.
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