Makes skin soft and supple
Not ideal for all skin types
Recently I went on a beach vacation for 10 days and when I came back obviously my skin was tanned and very badly. so I no fairness creams and brightening creams works best on removing the tan from your face and your skin so I opted for a fairness cream and got my hands on this touch and Glow advanced fairness cream by Revlon. so I was expecting that Matt and would go off as its brightning fairness cream but that didn't happen. no doubt it was mositurised my skin very well and it's lightweight too but I wasn't looking for a moisturizer but something that would make my face back to my normal skin. I don't know maybe it didn't work for me but I would not recover the meant it for brightening of fairness cream but yes if you're looking for a good moisturiser this really works well and you can definitely give it a try.
Adds volume and length
Deeply pigmented color
Difficult to remove
So I am using this mascara since quite a long time now and this is a decent product. It gives a nice volume and length to my eyelashes making my eyes look bigger. Also it's waterproof but the downfall is that it's very difficult to remove this mascara and it's also smudges after you wear it for a longer time. I love the fact that it's highly pigmented and and it it definitely makes your eyes stand out with the deepest black colour. No doubt it's on a little higher price part 1 one bottle goes a long way. It's waterproof but if you are wearing it for a whole day at the end of the day it definitely smudges at least on my eyes it did. Sophia looking for mascara which gives you length + volume I would definitely suggest this but keep in mind that it's very difficult to remove so invest in a very good eye makeup remover.
Fades dark spots and pigmentation
Evens out skin tone
Contains SPF 25 PA+++
Moisturizes and nourishes skin
Not for all skin types
I was looking for a good moisturizer is a to gift it to my mum. my mum is very lazy when it comes to skin care and hence I was looking for a single product that would work good on her skin and she will not need to use 4-5 products at a time. So I read some good reviews about this moisturizer and I got it for my mum. even I tried it for few days but it for suit my skin and I started getting few breakouts but it did wonderful job on my mom's skin and she totally loves it. So it does moisturiser skin very well and I love the fact that it even has an spf in it. I would not say that it has bright and her face up to next level but yes the dark skin or the uneven skin tone has become quite good now and the blemishes marks and the dark spots on her face has reduced to quite an extent.
High color payoff
8 vibrant shades
Doesn’t add volume or length
Difficult to remove
I love to play with my makeup and my I go to look has always been heavy eyes or dramatic eyes and nude lips so I love experimenting with the eye makeup and recently I got to know that Lakme has launched a different shades and 8 vibrant colours in the mascara range and I had to try out. I picked up pink and navy blue and I am totally in love with the navy blue shade it looks so good it doesn't look too much but yes you should expect some stays at you if you are going out. So if you love playing out with your eye makeup this is definitely worth buying and yes do not expect much from the mascara other than the colour part because it doesn't give that length or volume it just gives a nice colour to your lashes which is more than enough.
Stiff yet pliable bristles
So I got quite a few brushes recently and I picked up this concealer brush from Mac too. I just love the bristle of the brush it's so dense and so soft and applies so smoothly on to the skin. It's a concealer brush but I use it as a eye shadow application brush so I had few brushes for blending but I was looking out for applying eyeshadow onto the brush. so it picks up the right amount of the eye shadow and specially is bit difficult to walk with glitter eyeshadows and it picks up proper amount of the glitter eyeshadow and it's so easy to tap it on to the eyes so it's very good and can be used as an eyeshadow brush too. The quality is just amazing yes it's little pricey but one brush can go a very long way.if you are looking for a concealer brush or eyeshadow brush I would say this is a multipurpose brush and should definitely buy it.
Easy to use
True to color
Makes lipstick clumpy and flaky
So I have pigment red lips and the colour of my lips is an even. So whenever I buy lipsticks and and tried out on my hand for this swatch or a buy through online websites the shade looks totally different on my lips as its pigmented. But when I got to know about a lip primer which I was not aware of any such product in the market I immediately bought it. So you just have to apply like a normal lipstick and it gives and it acts as a concealer on your lips which spreads out evenly onto your lips giving a a clear canvas to apply a nice lipstick. show all the pigmentation and the dark lips now becomes same as like your skin colour so it's easy to apply lipstick and the colour of the lipstick doesn't change due to the pigmented lips like before. it does dry out no doubt about it but then I am happy because now I can wear lipsticks of my my choice of colours.
Chips off within few days
So one of my friends gifted me Revlon nail enamel and and I I got two shades in it red and black. so it's a good decent nail polish nothing to extraordinary to speak about it because of the price and saying it the price would have been little reasonable or cheaper than it would made make a very good nail polish in the affordable range but the price is quite expensive as compared to the quality. also I noticed that after apply the nail polish on the fourth day started chipping of very badly so I had to remove it and then apply it I have use nail polishes in the past which stays on the nails for minimum 7 to 8 days without any touch ups and that's what I was expect from a brand like Revlon. If you ask about the finish yet it guess it gives a very good finish Matt and looks good on the nails.
Good for daily wear
Keeps lips moisturized
Usually I prefer lipsticks which are matte and non transferable. But using these lipsticks makes your lips too dry I and you need a very good moisturiser to keep your lips in good condition. Hence I only wear matte lipsticks occasionally. on daily basis I prefer something which keeps my lips moisturized and at the same time gives a little shine and shade to my lips. usually glosses available in the market doesn't come with shades they are transparent and and it doesn't look good.NYX Butter Gloss comes in 30 different shades and it does its job well. It keeps your lips moisturized for a longer time and I prefer wearing it on daily basis. Although its fragrance is too strong for my liking but it can be ignored keeping in mind that it's a good pigmented Gloss that one can wear on daily basis. I have not tried all of the shades but they every few brands who have so many shades in the gloss range.
My skin gets tan very easily and I keep on looking for products to remove my tan.so after my recent vacation when I came back I got this horrible beach tan and I tried few products but nothing worked out. Finally I got my hands on than newly launched L’Oreal Pure Clay Exfoliating And Refining Face Mask. I love the ingredients used in it and I was looking for a reason to buy this mask. The moment I open the tab it smelled beautifully and I instantly fell in love with. I used the mask around 5 to 6 times and I could see visible difference in my skin tone. Upto great extent the tan was removed from my skin. The mask also exfoliates amazingly leaving a very smooth and brighter skin. Just for the price the quantity is too less I hope the brand works on it.
Leaves hair smooth and soft
Doesn't last too long
Only few shades
So due to genetic issues my husband started getting grey hair since a very e young age. So he is dying his hair since a very long time and I was on a constant look out for or a hair colour which doesn't have too many chemicals and specially ammonia and which doesn't leave the hair dry after colouring. So when the brand launched their ammonia free range immediately grab the product for my husband.Garnier Color Naturals Creme Hair Color is our go to hair colour every month. Its ammonia free and hence it doesn't smell bad at all. in fact now they have even added some nourishing oils like avocado olive oil and coconut oil. After colouring his hair doesn't dry of and stays smooth and silky. The only disappointment is that it doesn't last too long. the product claims that the colour last up to 8 weeks but that is not the case It stays for around 4 weeks. So we need to dye the hair after every four weeks that is every month. sadly it doesn't come in many shades so we have to choose from the few shades available and finally we got a perfect shade in the dark brown colour available. dark brown looks natural On The hair and it doesn't look like we have colour the hair. Also this color is quite affordable in the ammonia free range. so we have been using the same colour since a very long time and quite happy with it.
Cushion tore off in few uses
I am a use fan of Maybelline products and I'd love to try out there every new launch in the market. I am using the makeup products from Maybelline brand since my college days and I find this brand to be affordable with quality products. Maybelline Lip Gradation where's my absolute choice since it has been launched into the market. So I went ahead and bought in the red shade. It was quite expensive as compared to the other lip products of their brand. But as it was something new you I was very keen to try out. And oh my god it turned out to be a bummer. highly disappointed with this particular product and it's a complete fail for me. Dileep product is too creamy and looks oily on your lips. Also the question provided at the back end tore off after few uses. It does nothing as a product claims, I never knew how to you use as a lip gradation. I would never recommend it to anybody out there.
Sheer coverage for daily wear
Not for dry skin
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation should be named as a BB cream because I didn't found the quality of foundation in it. it has share coverage and if you wish to build it up it gives you medium coverage but little cakey hence I prefer it to use it on daily basis as a BB cream which gives share natural coverage. I have a combination skin and an oily skin depending on the climate has it worked on my skin well. it does matter for your face nicely and it stays on your face for good 3-4 hours which is best for daily wear. but if you have dry skin this is not the product for you as it will leave your face looking very dry I like a Sahara desert. I love the fact that it comes in vast range of shades to choose from. also I love it's packaging it's very travel friendly and very easy to use unlike pump or spatula. If it would have been named as a BB cream it would have done the justice to the product but saying it a foundation I don't find it right. Also if you skip setting your face after using this foundation it's ok as it's quite mattifying and you don't need a heavy e dose of compact powder for a setting powder.
Set heavy based makeup for good 5-6 hours
Mattifies the face
Not for dry skin
Makeup has a lot of different variations and lot of different techniques are used depending on what kind of look your opting for. When it comes to daily wear the base the eye makeup the lipstick all are so natural and neutral looking and when it comes to heavy makeup everything needs to be changed. Obviously normal person doesn't apply heavy makeup on daily basis it's only on occasions you end up doing heavy makeup. So that was my my friend's wedding and I went out station for a week to attend her wedding. I am not so good in doing makeup but I was quite prepared with all the necessary makeup products needed for heavy makeup and that's when one of my makeup artist friend suggested me to buy a good makeup setting spray as it makes a lot of difference when sprayed on your face. So so she suggested me to buy NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray. On all the four days of the functions I used this pray and I am a big big fan since the first use. So as you apply a thick coat of foundation along with contouring compact powder blush highlighter a lot of products are put up on your face and and to make it all even and to make it all look like natural and one this spray works wonder. You just need a good shark in the spray as my friend says so you need to spray this on your face from a distance and 5 to 6 sprays are needed. Instantly it it makes your makeup come together making it stay longer and giving a nice Matte finish. So as I have oily skin I went for matte finish 3 and people were dry skin should go for luminous or spray which gives a glowing effect. I am quite happy with the setting spray and it does make your make up stay at place for good 5-6 hours at a stretch. but at the same time it contains alcohol as one of the main ingredients so it's not so good for your skin and hence just keep it for occasions and not for daily wear.
Coconut has innumerable benefits and we Indians are blessed to have abundance of coconut in our country. But since childhood I have seen that blue bottle when it comes to coconut oil which has loads of preservatives and few chemicals in it. Finding extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil is a rare scene, even if there is an abundancee growth. The method of extracting oil by using cold pressed method is the best as it keeps all its properties intact without losing its nutrients. Organic India Coconut Oil is one of the few brands which provide extra virgin coconut oil. So I I use this oil for the oil pulling method and I am totally satisfied with it. It acts as a mouth freshener and and leaves your mouth all fresh with this fragrance of coconut. Also as it's edible and cold pressed you can use it in your salad dressing. I seen my mum using coconut oil on her face in summers so people who have dry skin can definitely try it. Only thing which I did not like is the packaging it comes in the container instead of a bottle so it's quite difficult to pour out the oil. Rest it's a must by and has innumerable uses to it.
Patanjali is one brand which is used by every Indian. they have marketed their brand in such a way that some how it attracts all the Indians to try at once it at least. I am no different when I went out shopping once I saw that counter I have to buy something so I picked up Patanjali Neem & Tulsi Face Wash . thinking about hot summers I thought the ingredients used in it that is neem and Tulsi would be beneficial to used to use in summer. Although I I was never a fan of their packaging but one cannot expect much in the price range theyvare available. Face wash is good I just don't like it smell little overpowering but coming to the work it does yes it's good it ladders up good and it does clean your face. Another factor which I loved about it was that it's so free e and in the price range it comes in who wouldn't want to try a soap free product. A little amount goes a long way and it does clean your face and oil which is present on your face after a long tiring day. The smell is a mixture of something natural something of neem and Tulsi but it did not appeal to me. Also used one tube of it in summers and I was quite satisfied with it. Show the product claims to control oil on your face. I won't say it controls the oil but yes it removes the excess oil just perfectly leaving behind squeaky and clean face. One can definitely give it a try. Another fact which I loved about it is it suitable for every skin type. along with me even my mum use the same face wash for around a month and even she was quite satisfied with its result. so whether you are having a oily skin or combination skin or dry skin you can definitely give it a try.
Wearable, not heavy
Brush isn't good enough to apply the blush
Isn't available easily
Applying a good blush can give a lot of dimension to your face. blush should be considered as one of the important makeup product while doing a makeup. Nice sleep shape eyebrows a good blush a little bit of mascara and nude shade of lipstick is my go to everyday look. I love trying out new blush shades according to the season if it's summer I try going with the Coral shades during winters something in deep shade. Since a long time I wanted to try Milani Baked Blush and finally I got my hands on it. I checked on different sites and and they seem to be selling on on a very higher price. So I ordered Rose D'oro shade. I have a fair to medium skin tone and dis shade suits best for this type of skin tone. Now coming to the product it's pretty good, blush is buildable and quite pigmented. a single swipe is more than enough for a day look and also you don't need to touch up throughout the day It stays for a good 5 to 6 hours. But I didn't like the packaging it comes with a tiny brush which is of no use but yes the mirror provided on the top is quite helpful. It comes in twelve different shades which is again a good option to choose from. I love the fact that is matte as well as a little bit of shimmery but none of the factor is overpowering. It looks good and event does the walk of a highlighter. but getting your hands on it is one of the biggest task as it's not easily available in India you have to search a lot also show prices fluctuate on every site should do your research before buying . It's little pricey but it goes a long way.
Moisturizes dry skin
For all skin types
Evens out the skin tone
So I have liquid foundation, pan foundation, mousse foundation and even a cushion foundation but I never tried stick foundation until I found the best Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick. I was little sceptical about trying the stick foundation health and never bought any I had this thing in mind whether it will spread evenly on the skin or no will it be too cakey and very difficult to blend, but after reading good reviews on different sites about Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick I went ahead and bought it. bobbi brown is one of the reputed brands when it comes to make up and I have tried few of the products and I totally love them. Although they are on the pricey side but the quality and the the final outlook is just awesome. I love their eyebrow pencils and their blush. So I went to the nearby bobbi brown studio and got my perfect shade after trying out few. Packaging is very classy and study like the rest of their products. The texture is very creamy and when applied on the face it blends effortlessly. Being in a humid city like Mumbai whenever I go out my face tends to sweat a lot so I always prefer using foundation which are sweat resistant. So show on a recent party I applied it and and I can say it's a very good foundation. It even out the skin tone and it gives a very natural look along with the glow from within. this foundation is buildable hence if you want a heavy base for occasions where you want a very heavy HD makeup you can put layers of it. on a daily basis I prefer a way natural look and it give me just the right look I was vouching for. the foundation stays on for around 5 to 6 hours without any touch UPS it does not become cakey and also doesn't oxidize. it has some natural ingredients like olives and shea butter so again it's a plus plus point. Just that their products are little expensive and I hope they come up with their mini versions where even somebody who is looking for a makeup on budget can go for it.
Suitable for all skin types
No mineral oil
Does little for dark spots
So my mum has come to a stage where she needs a good skincare but she doesn't do it and it's me who always force her to have a good skincare regime. Also she is very particular about putting products on her face and she has rejected so many products which I have given her just because she hasn't heard about it or I was in two minds to apply it. hence I always prefer brands which she is well aware of an brands which I am quite confident about giving good results. So I gifted her this Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream. I chose this particular cream because my mum skin is pigmented and she has some blemishes which needs to be taken care of. When I give it to her she was quite happy after seeing that it's from Himalayas and she happily I was ready to try it out. I explain it to her by I got this whitening and lightening cream as it will help with her pigmentation marks and she understood and started using it. But this product came out to be one disappointment. It acted as a good moisturiser but nothing beyond that. she is using it sense around 4 to 5 months and I cannot see any difference in her blemishes and pigmentation marks. She says her skin has become soft and texture has improve but nothing has changed in regards to the marks on her face. I was very disappointed because when some people trust such an old brand they should really walk on their products too. So she just uses it as regular moisturizer which works good and at least I am happy that she love it as a moisturizer but I was expecting a bit more out of it.
Treats hair fall for all hair types
100% natural and safe ingredients
3 product holistic regimen
Designed & approved by ayurvedic practitioners
Result oriented mechanism
Free from SLS, SLES, Parabens & Sulfates
Takes time to show results
After I delivered my baby due to innumerable hormonal changes in the body I was already going through a lot and then I saw a drastic hair fall all of a sudden. I was shocked and I was little depressed because everyday I would see a used ball of hair which was my own and I could not do anything about it. As everyone advised and suggested I tried so many shampoos hair oils hair tonic but nothing actually worked. Some work good for a week and then stop showing results some were ok and some were very pathetic. Then I read online about customised hair care air resume with each and every product would be customised according to you. I just took a chance and filled the form but I was surprised when I started giving out the information. It was such a detailed questionnaire where they asked minute minute details to be sure about customising the hair product. So they were around more than 40 questions which I answer and accordingly they suggested me three hair care products which consisted of a shampoo hair tonic and hair oil. The service was quick and I got my products within a week. So I immediately started using them and and they were too good to be true. I love the smell of each and every hair care product it smelled heavenly and it was so soothing to use. Now coming to the results I did see a slight change and my hair fall did not actually stopped but I could see a difference in the ball of hair. Also the smoothness improved and it was manageable than before. wish they would have found with a conditioner too because I always always use a conditioner for my hair. Also the packaging was on. I specially love the hair oil bottle it was too cute
Stay for long
Spoolie attached to pencil
Available in different shades
Eyebrows if tamed properly and and are in good shape can make a huge difference. Eyebrows can make or break your look. I have fuller eyebrows which needs to be tamed every 10-15 days and whenever I get late in doing it every person notices it it and it's quite embarrassing for me I actually lose confidence and don't feel like going out. so I make sure to make my eyebrows every 10 to 15 days now that's not all. I have little gaps in between and just by filling those little gaps and brushing it properly into a nice shape it gives such a defined and sharp look to my face. So I always make sure to do my eyebrows before leaving my home. since the time I started feeling the gaps I have tried many eyebrow pencils starting from the basics of the Indian brands and now I've come to a point where I have started experimenting with international brands as well. NYX is a well known brand and on every girl's wish list. So I got my hands on NYX Micro Brow Pencil from Sephora. I pick up the shade Brunette which worked well for me. So right from the first use I fell in love with it it's such a superb eyebrow pencil which relies on to your eyebrow effortlessly. It's quite pigmented and just few strokes is all you need. it's waxy enough to stay all long throughout the day and you don't need to touch up your eyebrows at least for 24 hours. Also I have use this pencil on a beach vacation and I was surprised it stayed for a good good long day without melting or without becoming cakey or smudge out. the best part is it comes with us spooly at the back of the pencil. filling your eyebrows is not enough you need to brush it properly to shape it into the perfect arch you need. the brush has proper braces not too hard not too soft and it gives a very nice shape evenly distributing the the pigmentation from the pencil. although it's little pricey but one single pencil can go for about 6 months so its not a bad deal after all.
Makes skin soft
Protects skin against winter dryness
During this winters I was looking out for a good face cream not so expensive just to pass on few months of winter. So thought of trying patanjali face cream as I already usedthere and totally love their aloe vera gel. But I was little disappointed because this cream it is sent that great as I was expecting it to be. Maybe because it's suitable for dry skin and I have a combination to oily skin. Patanjali e aloe vera moisturizing cream is good for those people who have dry or extreme dry skin as this cream is little oily and heavy for or normal or combination for oily skin people. Although the formulation is good and it it worked ok well as a body cream for me during winters. I used to apply a good thick layer of this cream over my hands and feet it also on other parts of my body after taking bath and it use to keep it moisturised for a good long day. It contains Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Coconut, Wheat Germ oil, Olive oil. Also I love the fact that it doesn't have any Chemicals or parabens. At such cheap prices it's very hard to find a skin care product which is free of Harsh chemicals and paraben. I finished the tub during winters and it did work well in keeping my body moisturise. Now coming to the packaging I really really hope the WhatsApp on it because the packaging is very boring very simple no colours used unattractive so that is the biggest con. but again at this price you cannot expect much as day concentrate more on the product rather than the packaging. So so if you have dry or extreme dry skin this will be a great option for you in winters.
A little goes a long way
Refreshes the skin
Does not impart blush and glow as claimed
Takes a long time to wash it off, too slimy
I have a combination skin in where my T zones are oily. Also according to the climatic changes my skin switches between oily to combination to normal skin. so I have to keep switching between the face washes as per the season. During this winter I went ahead and bought this iconic face wash by Lakme which is used by many since ages - Lakme Blush & Glow Strawberry Gel Face Wash. Now let's start with the packaging and texture. Packaging is pretty basic and simple its handy, compact and travel friendly. The colour of the face wash is what attracted me towards it and also the smell of it is outstanding. before you apply it on your face you already start feeling fresh because of its strawberry flavoured fragrance. A little amount goes a long way so you don't need a lot of the product for a clean and squeaky skin. But even if you take a very small amount you will have to take out at least five minutes to get that face wash off your face. It's little slimy and you have to wash off many times for a clean face. Now coming to its effects yes it does clean your skin but as a said I have a very difficult skin type which is a mix of all, so I did notice few break outs. Maybe my skin wasn't behaving well at that season or maybe there was some hormonal changes. I stopped using it and now recently started using it a week back and it's acting just well till now. So it totally depends how your skin takes it and how effective it is for you. I would say if you have only skin don't go for it but if you have a dry skin this is definitely a must have product for you.
Nourishes the hair
Makes the hair manageable
Does not lather much
Can be drying for dry hair types
So my mum has a very dry and frizzy hair which is unmanageable and thanks to hot and humid climate of Mumbai it gets worse in such weather. also she applies henna in her hair which makes it all the more dry and frizzy. She was so fed up of her hair that she made up her mind to go ahead and cut it very short. But then one of my friend suggested Himalaya Herbals Gentle Daily Care Protein Shampoo and I got my mum and asked her to use it for a month. She really loved it and she thanks me for introducing it to her. She is using it from the last two months and her hair has become manageable and I can notice lesser frizz too. She loves the smell of it it's very soothing and even after you have washed your hair it remains for a longer time. I love products which are free of Harsh chemicals and while I was looking for a good shampoo for her I made sure it has to be free of sulphate SLS parabens and search harmful chemicals. I was so happy when I found all my requirements in this particular shampoo. So she uses this shampoo on a daily basis. Now coming to the packaging its not at all travel friendly. We went on a trip last month she got her shampoo in the toiletry bag and when we reach there she opened up her purse it was all leaked out. It doubled up our work and we had to throw that bottle there itself. But as it is reasonably priced we got another one as soon as we were back. if you are looking for a mild shampoo for daily use which is free of all the harsh Chemicals then I would really suggest going ahead with Himalaya Herbals Gentle Daily Care Protein Shampoo.
Long and thin applicator
I love using mascaras instead of using falsies as it's pretty much easy and doable with mascaras. I have a good collection of both non waterproof as well as waterproof mascaras and I am always in search of a good mascara to try on. I have few mascara from essence and I love this brand specially for their exceptionally great mascara. My all time favourite is my heart extreme volume mascara that is my go-to product. When I I read and saw many good reviews about Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara I had to buy it. So I bought it used it and I am not so happy with it maybe I had very high expectation from essence regarding their mascara. It's a very normal regular mascara nothing fancy about it except the cute packaging. The wand is good it has thin bristles but the consistency of the mascara should improve. As the product claims to give a falsies effect I did not see that at all , it acts as a very normal mascara with a decent application nothing extraordinary. If it had launched as a regular mascara I would definitely love it but if they are claiming it to give a falsies effect then sorry. Although I love it's acute packaging which has a rubber print effect on the tube and I also love its unique colour combination. I tried putting to coats of 8 but still there wasn't any drastic change. It does separate your eyelashes and also gives a little bit of volume. I would say this is good for a daily wear and on a daily routine makeup but not what for occasional wear for for heavy eye makeup. Also the price is little higher. as I said I love this brand for their mascaras I hope they work on this particular one aur atleast change its name to a regular one
Need to use twice for better results, it's mild.
I have curly hair and it's very difficult to manage curls in hot and humid climate of Mumbai. Due to drastic changes in the climatic conditions sometimes it's too hot sometimes it's too humid sometimes it's very dry it's very exhausting to manage soft curls. I am always in search of a good shampoo which would cut out the frizz from my hair along with making it manageable. Also sulphate as an ingredient is very harsh for curly hair. So I always make sure to buy sulphate free shampoo. Finally I got my hands on OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo and and I am happy with its result. It is sulphate free shampoo with the goodness of coconut milk, egg proteins and coconut oil. Coconut is believed to be best hair care ingredient. So I was very excited to use a shampoo which has coconut in it. It smells too good but again it's very mild so after you wash your hair it doesn't stay for too long I hope it did. Its pure white in colour with very creamy texture and lathers too good on your hair. But if your hair is too oily or dirty you need to use it twice or thrice for better results. I usually wash my hair every 2 days so it's working well in my case as this is a mild shampoo you cannot expect it to take out all the dirt in one wash. The packaging looks cute but isn't friendly enough wish they would have had a pump instead of of the usual pour out top. I am hoping for or a better packaging next time. Also it's decently priced in the range of sulphate free shampoo. I won't say this is the best shampoo for curly hair but again this is not the worst. You can definitely give it a try. I am going to keep this as my backup shampoo for emergency purposes.
Makes skin soft
Does not dry the skin
Not meant for oily skin
My sister stays in a cold region and has a dry skin so she prefers using face washes which does the job of cleaning her face as well as providing good moisturisation. I suggested her to go ahead with Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Wash. I read a lot of good reviews from people with dry skin as they said it's good in winters as it gives extra moisturization. She is too happy with it and uses it daily. Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Wash is soap-free hence it does not leather up too much. Also its creamy in texture which is perfect for colder regions and for dry skin. But as a product leaves to be a fairness product , it does not show so much of its effect. it's definitely not meant for oily skin and specially people who stay in hot and humid regions. The smell of the facewash is quite good it's refreshing and one can actually feel the goodness of kesar in it . The packaging is very basic but at the same time very travel friendly. Also its cost effective which is is one of the best factor of Himalaya products. I love Himalaya as a brand they always come up with products which contains some of the other natural ingredient. I have tried the neem face wash and I used to you have can adorebthat during my teenage days. so if you have a dry skin you should definitely try it out + if you are living in a colder regions why the temperature is hold and dry one should definitely get their hands on it. So my sister has used it for more than 2 months and she we wish to continue it as it has made her skin soft and does the job of cleaning the skin very well.
Sets your makeup flawlessly
15 different shades to choose from
Blends wonderfully into the skin
Living in a humid climate like Mumbai it's not easy to put on a makeup and walk out easily during the day time for that matter even in the evening. Due to humidity you tend to sweat a lot on your face and and your face begins to melt leaving behind a cakey looking face which one would never want to it to happen. so whether it's for a dailog or heavy makeup I always always set my foundation my base my concealer with a good powder. Setting your makeup up make sure base stay for a longer time. in fact a new trend has come up of baking your face where in you use a little more powder than required on your face and then dusted off after few minutes. I have been using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder since the time I started doing my makeup. This powder is one of my first purchase and and I have stick to this product since then. It's flawlessly sets your makeup and looks so natural not at all powdery or cakey. Also there are no crease lines even after 2 to 3 hours. If I am out in the sun I I prefer touching up my makeup with this compact every 2-3 hours. It blends into your skin so wonderfully as if you have never applied a powder over your makeup. Mac products works wonderfully on your skin just they are too costly. Which day come up with less expensive products which would be easier to buy. also it comes in 15 different shades so you have a wide range of shades to choose from according to your skin tone. I would suggest going to a nearby Mac studio try it on your face there itself and then make a purchase.
Lovely shades available
Leaves lips moisturised
Not kiss proof
Milani Color Statement Lipstick has a wide range of shades available right from daily wear to party wear they have too many shades to select that perfect shade of your choice. I I have two lipsticks from this range. Matte Delicate & Matte Romance. Matte delicate is a very natural nude shade which can be worn on a daily basis, in fact it even looks too good with smokey eyes I want both this shade along with black smokey eyes and so many of my friends asked for my lip shade it complimented my medium skin tone perfectly. The lipstick is very creamy and it gives a creamy semi matte finish which I love about it. Usually matte lipsticks leaves your lips dry and flaky hence I avoid using matte lipsticks on a daily basis. I prefer going with creamy textured lipsticks for daily use and I love this brand for their this particular range. Matte romance as the name says is a a red shade lipstick which suits perfectly on my skin tone it doesn't look too loud and it doesn't wash out my face but is that perfect red lips and pout which I was looking for. I would love to try some more more of the shades available but after trying out these two shades I would definitely recommend it to you all. Also it's not that expensive neither it's that keep it somewhere in between. I wish they had spf in it so it would make it little easier but it's fine. Also it moisturize your lips well and and very easy to remove. As it's a creamy lipsticks which is semi matte it does transfer and its not kiss proof. But It stays on your lips for good 2 to 3 hours and then you need to touch up if you wish to.
Gives natural sheen
When one think of makeup and makeup brands every girl dreams of owning a makeup from Mac. This is a dream brand which has amazing products ranging from lipsticks too faced products to eye products you name it and they have it. They are one of the top most brand when it comes to makeup and the totally deserve that place. so I love trying makeup which is budget friendly and I only go for expensive makeup products which are actually worth the money. Now I read a lot about MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter and how much worth it is buying this as an amazing product goes a long way hence you can totally invest in it and even if you are on a budget this one highlighter is all you need for 2 years straight. so I have been using this highlighter since a very long time and this is one of my favorites it suits medium to dark skin tones perfectly and it gives such a glow from within look. It's a bronze Golden based highlighter which suits the Indian skin tone perfectly. So this can be used on a daily basis, b8 during the daytime or during the night time this can be easily applied without thinking twice. so you don't need a lot of product a single stroke of brush on the product and then on your cheek is all you need. Also it doesn't become cakey and it gives a nice look what actually highlighters are meant to do. so even if you are on a budget I would suggest go ahead with it has this one highlighter will go a long way you don't no need different highlighters so it's a good investment. also it comes in different shade so I would suggest going to a nearby mac studio and try it out on yourself before buying and see which highlighter suits your skin tone so do visit your nearest Mac studio.
Not good if mixed with body lotion, looks gaudy
Doing my college days I loved experimenting with the latest trends of makeup. Be it the wing eyeliner or the contouring and highlighting also so there was a time when loud eyeshadows was in vogue. I tried them all and learnt a lot from the trials and errors. Recently trend of glittery eyeshadows has come again and it looks superb if applied properly. So on a recent family wedding function I wanted to do a good smokey eye I using a little of glitter in Golden shade. I wanted the shimmer to be a little prominent hence I went ahead with this NYX Glitter Brilliants. It's a good purchase. I love how pigmenter the glitter is an IT instantly levels up your eyeshadow makeup game. I tried few glitter eyeshadows from the eye shadow pallets available from a good renown brands but those werent as pigmented as I wanted them to be those are good for everyday and and good for light party makeup but not great for heavy eye makeup for heavy occasion makeup. So I created a a look using a golden glitter and it turned out to be awesome. Its creamy texture is perfect for eyeshadows and it won't give any fallouts once your makeup is done. It even looks decent in photographs. It's easy to take out to you just need a good makeup removal or even a simple coconut oil will work on it. I didn't like its packaging it's very basic and also the product is too much hope they come in a small quantity as it's just a waste as we don't use it on a daily basis such glitters are only used on occasions and and hence the product is just that you stay. Also it comes in 12 different shades so its good for people who are into makeup industry or a professional makeup artist they should definitely get their hands on it.
Easy to apply
Very less product in the price
So so just recently I started contouring my face and I loved its effect. Contouring your face at the proper points gives such a nice shape to your face and and it looks so attractive if done properly. so I got a contour powder and I started contouring my face but then I realise that the powders are not that pigmented and you have to use a lot of powder for building up the contouring. But it looks so powdery and it doesn't look natural hence I I hated powders for contouring and started searching for other options that can be used instead of powders. So I so one of the youtubers using darker foundation for the contouring and specially a stick foundation as it's easy to apply easy to blend and it gives that proper LINE which you want for contouring your face. So I bought a darker shade of NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation. And I started using it as a contouring and I just loved its effect. It blends effortlessly into your skin it gives such a natural look not made up. also it's so easy to apply within seconds you just draw the line and blended with the brush or with your hands and you are good to go. Also it's very pigment red sore you just need a little amount it and and it stays for a longer time. The only con I found is its price for the amount you receive this very less amount in the stick. but again I use it as a contour so it will look go a long way I never used this foundation as a proper base so I cannot say about how it works as a base but if you're looking for a stick contouring cream contouring product I will definitely recommend this.
Improves skin texture
Gets absorbed quickly
Does not lighten skin tone
I love all Lakme products and I been using them since a very long time. I have seen my mum using only Lakme products and that was the time I knew you have good those were and how reliable the brand is. I love their lipsticks and their makeup range and I have tried very few skin care products from Lakme brand. So once I saw this ad about Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Night Creme. Now that pink colour cream attracted me towards it and the packaging looked classy, the colour combination grey and pink appealed me, I know it sounds weird but that is what really attracted me towards it and I went ahead and bought it. Come on which girl wouldn't want a pink colour skin care product in her vanity. So when I studied about it. Now I am not a big fan of skin lightening products because I believe every skin tone is beautiful just that one should understand how to keep up and how to enhance their skin tone not to light it. So when I started using it I I never expected it to lighten up my skin but I started using it as a good moisturizer. the texture of the cream is very smooth and its non greasy it absorbs into the skin quickly. so I used it every night for about 15 days and I felt that my skin has become soft and texture of the skin has definitely improved but I did not see any lightning effect and also I wasn't hoping for it but if the product claims to lighten the skin then I would say it didn't happen with me. So if anybody is looking for a good moisturizer then why should definitely go out with it but if you are looking for skin lightening effect then I wouldn't suggest this but for a good night cream night moisturizer this definitely works.
Leaves lips super dry
I am a big fan of Matte lip shades, dailog so classy e and chic. This stay for a longer time compared to do the non matte lipsticks. I tried many lip creams which are a combination of bat as well as velvety finish so it's not exactly pure matte it's a mix of both. I had heard a lot of good reviews from many bloggers about Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème. Finally I ordered 2 shades from the options available, Loved & Allure. They both are are my favourite and I love wearing them on an everyday basis. The shares suit my skin type and they look so so lovely. It's so variable stays on your lips for a longer time and gives a very e nice trendy look. The texture of the lipstick is is matte but with a velvety touch. It's very easy to apply, one coat is more than enough. The packaging looks classy 2 with the golden top. It comes in around 12 shades and all are lovely with the hint of nude in them. The only cons are that it's too pricey and isn't available easily and also some of the shares which are popular get stock out easily. also I have noticed if I get this lip shades continuously for a week or so my lips dry out drastically and the start to chip off maybe it's with all the matte lipsticks and I came up with a solution that if you using matte lipsticks for a longer time on a regular basis do try to use a good lip scrub every week along with a good thick coat of motion rising lip balm. let's need moisturisation too and one should not forget to moisturize your lips after every use of any matte lipstick.
Contains shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and olive oil
Intensely pigmented color
Velvety and smooth matte finish
Not 100% transfer-proof
Not suitable for lining lips
Should come as a roll on, sharpening it again and again isn't handy.
On a sale on one of the websites I ordered 4 shades out of the 10 shades available. I love trying out new lip products and I I always look for affordable and not so expensive lip shades. As my lips are pigmented most of the shades doesn't look the same as shown on the sites hence I avoid buying online but I do buy less expensive and affordable products to checkout. So when I received these crayons I immediately tried them out and I instantly fell in love with them. They are super pigmented, stays on the lips for 2-3 hours easily, doesn't come off even after you had a drink or ate something, doesn't oxidise. These are good for daily wear super handy I always keep one in my purse while travelling they won't give you the best finish but in the price range this is too good. It contains jojoba oil and shea butter it claims to moisturize lips as well which is is a plus point. the coming to the drawbacks I wish they would have launched this in a role on form instead of a crayon where you need to sharpen it after every use which becomes a hectic job if you are in a hurry. Also the normal regular sharpener I want do the job you need to get a wide mouth sharpener for it. So I wish they come up with a roll on application. also this is a thick rayon so you cannot actually line your lips with it so if you use a lip liner before applying a lipstick you just cannot imagine doing the same with this. Apart from it will totally recommend it it's best for college going girls as its light on the pocket plus you get different shades to try out and it stays on your lips for pretty good amount of time.
A little goes a long way
Takes a lil longer time to wash off as it's lil slimy.
After I delivered my baby girl my skin went through a horrible phase, compared to the glowing beautiful smooth skin throughout the pregnancy I was in shock as my skin became dull very early and I started getting pimples which I had the last time in my teens. I wasn't prepared for for this sudden change and my regular face wash wasn't doing any justice wasn't working on my oily pimple filled face. So one of my friend suggested Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash. I was very sceptical in going ahead with it as I had this thing in mind that clean and clear face wash is only for teenage girls and it won't help me in fighting off the oily skin and the pimples. But as I had no other option left I bought this and started using it, and I am so happy I took that decision. Within weeks of using it I could see a change in my skin, it literally controlled the oil glands on my skin and also the pimples started to subside. I used it every morning and before going to sleep. It's a foam face wash hence a very little was needed. so if you are facing any sudden breakout or change in your face skin due to hormonal changes or due to pregnancy or due to PCOD or PCOS I would recommend it to you all. Also it comes in different sizes right from travel friendly bottle to a huge sized bottle so it's easier to even carry it while you are on a vacation or travelling out. The travel friendly bottle is perfect and the face wash doesn't drip all over your bag. Now coming to the drawback it's little slimy hence it takes a little longer time to completely wash off from the face. Also the fragrance is little too much for my liking.
Easy to apply
Provides sun protection
Subtle rose fragrance
Only available in two shades
With the advance in makeup industry there's this new trend which has come up of setting your makeup with a loose powder until now we all used compact powder to set our makeup. Setting your makeup with a loose powder is the new thing and trust me it does make a huge difference. I always used to compact powder until I bought Lakme Rose Powder. So once you are done applying your concealer and foundation you need to set or bake your makeup so that it last longer for that you need a good loose powder and this is one very affordable loose powder available in the market. You just need to dip your brush in it dust off the excess and put it on your face in a circular motion to set the foundation. It does the job well and sets your makeup quite good. Similar loose powders are too expensive hence this is good for people who love buying makeup products in a budget. I love the fact that it contains spf so there is an added advantage also the fragrance of it is so refreshing as it contains natural rose flower extracts in it. It comes in two shades I wish they come out with more shades. Now coming to the packaging it's very basic and simple but as per the price there is no complain. Also it has a shelf life of 3 years which is the best part. Another point Which I would love to mention is this loose powder has been available since a very long time long before the trend of setting a makeup with loose powder was in vogue. Lakme is one of the oldest brands and they do their research well before launching a new product so trust comes from within. I will definitely recommend this as its not only light on pocket but also so great for setting a makeup.
Gets absorbed quickly
Protects skin from UV rays
Brightens the skin
Easy to apply
Effective only for 2 to 3 hours
My skin type is normal but I have uneven skin tone with pigmentation and blemishes marks. Also my skin reacts immediately when I go out in the sun and compared to other part of my body my face gets tan very quickly. Hence I avoid going out in sun as much as possible but then last year we went on a beach vacation and it was impossible for me to stay indoors throughout the vacation so I got my hands on Lotus Herbal Safe Sun Whitening+ BB Mattifying Glow Fairness Creme. I wasn't expecting much out of it but as I had very less option in very less time I quickly got this from beauty centre and went on my vacation. Now coming to the results I used this throughout the vacation and I would say I am quite impressed. I am not too Happy or I am not too sad with the results but it's quite satisfactory. The reason why I picked up this product was as I was going on my vacation I didn't want to spend more time doing makeup hands I was looking for something which would be quick and easy. as this has spf plus has a tinted cream which would act not as a foundation but would cover up some of my blemishes. And it did the job quite well. I used to apply it before moving out of my room and it would stay a minimum for 5 to 6 hours which was all I was in need of. Its non greasy non sticky it would stay matte making my skin look fine. as far as the whitening is concerned I am not a big fan of whitening products but yes I as I said I get tan easily so I wanted something which would take out my tan quickly. So after 10 day long vacation what I observed is its good it contains spf you don't need to apply spf plus foundation plus cream it's all in one product it's quick in absorbing in the skin and gives a nice sheer coverage and also it stays for 5 to 6 hours which is good and yes it help in removing the tan not up to a great extent but not bad. Also I have been using lotus gel sunscreen for a very long time so trust comes from within for this brand hence I I took a chance to use this.
Visibly brighter looking skin
Makes skin luminous
Provides even coverage
So I was looking for a foundation which would give medium coverage would not look cakey on my skin plus give a nice finish. I researched a lot saw some videos on YouTube read some blogs also, as my skin is uneven + pigmentation and has some blemishes too. I have used some good brands in the past and I was never overall satisfied some were very good for occasional wear some work good for just daily wear where it would stay only for an hour or so but I was looking for something which would make my skin look natural not a very heavy base yet gives a natural shine from within. so after a lot of research I got my hands on this particular foundation and I am quite satisfied with its result. Staying in a humid city like Mumbai I was looking for a foundation which would not sweat out. so I've been using this since a long time now and I prefer this foundation even on occasional as well as daily wear if I am going out On special occasions like parties night parties or wedding functions I apply two coats of it otherwise just a simple single coat will do. also I said it with a compact or loose powder for it to stay for a longer time and it does help I chose this one because I was looking for a foundation which would not make my skin look matte and dry but luminous and as the product claims a natural shine from within it totally does the job. also I love how beautiful the packaging and the bottle is its black in colour how classy it looks and I love classy looking products in my vanity. wish it had spf included in it as I said I use it for my daily wear so I need to apply a coat of sunscreen then I have to apply this foundation. So that is the only drawback I found in this foundation rest I am very happy and satisfied good foundation for daily wear and I would definitely recommend it.
Thanks For your Input, Your Review is pending for approval