Doesn’t dry skin
Not for oily skin
The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream has a very nice consistency its thick and can be used all over the body so easily. Its fragrance is so soothing and if you are tired throughout the day this particular bath will end your tiredness. especially use it in winters as my skin 10 to become dryer and it locks the moisture within the body throughout the day so I would recommend only for people with normal to dry skin and not for people with oily skin as it may make your skin more oily. the packaging is very cute and is very travel friendly I have travelled with it through places. I have always been a fan of their products and this particular one is going to stay a with me for a longer time specially in winters.
Effects don't last long
VLCC Rose Water Toner is my current favourite toner I am using it since last 1 month it's good lightweight on the skin non sticky and keeps your face refreshed for a longer time. whenever I am tired in middle of the day as a separate on my face and the smell of the rose and the non sticky formula does makes me refresh all over again. the packaging is very cute it comes in a spray bottle which is very convenient while travelling and I always try to put it in my vanity pouch whenever I am travelling. so I have two bottles one always in my bag and second one in my home which I keep it in a refrigerator because by the end of the day I need that hold spray of this rose water to end my day on a cool note.
Olay Moisturizing Skin Cream is my go to skin cream and I always keep coming back to after trying out different products because this particular cream always suits my skin. so after intervals and trying out different serums and gels for my face I make sure to use this for 4 to 5 days to settle my skin. it's a very lightweight formula and absorbs into the skin quickly leaving your skin smooth and non greasy. I use it twice in a day once in the morning and once at night before sleeping and that makes my face all prepared for the next treatment for creams am going to use in future. at times I even use it as a primer because it quickly absorbs into the skin leaving a mat face so if I do not have a primer handy I use this cream as a primer to so for me it's a multipurpose cream.
Hydrating and cooling effect
Takes time to rinse off
dove go fresh body wash is my all time favourite when it comes to body washes and I always make sure to stock it up before winter arrives. It comes in 4 fragrances: Cucumber and Green Tea, Pear and Aloe Vera, Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena, and Blue Fig and Orange Blossom. I just love the aloe vera and cucumber green tea one because it's so refreshing and after a day of hard work you need a good nice warm shower for a good night sleep . as my skin is combination skin so during summers I cannot imagine using a shower gel but during winters my skin turns to become dry and I make sure to use a good shower gel which is moisturizer enough to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. I keep coming back because dove is a trusted brand and its been using in my home since a very long time. Also it's very affordable and one bottle last the entire winter season. . The packaging is very cute and vibrant and also the bottle is good enough for travelling with it is travel friendly and doesn't leak so that supplies Plus point. wish it was free of chemicals because it does contain SLS and I really hope this coming season of winter the come up with free of Harsh chemicals version too. I have never tried the pomegranate fragrance and I'm really looking forward to try out this winters. if you have oily skin and even if your skin is oily in summers I would recommend to avoid using it as it will make your skin all the more oily and sticky as I have suffered it once when I used it during summers.
Soft synthetic bristles
Does not shed
Picks up product well
White bristles that stain easily
MAC Large Flat Powder Brush 135 is my recent purchase and I've been using this brush for multiple uses b8 for applying blush for setting my foundation by using a compact or by dusting of the excess powder to even using it for my contouring. It's basically a brush for applying powder or brushing of excess powder but I use it in multiple ways. So I have heard a lot about Mac dresses as they are very study they do not shed. So I went ahead and purchase this one as it can be used in many ways. so it picks up the product very well and applies it on your face without any hassle and it really does work well. No doubt it is an expensive one but if you use it in many ways than it's an investment. I wish the princess were not white in colour because this 10 very easily and its next to impossible to remove the stains so it looks little shabby I wish they were black in colour or some other dark colour. So it's a flat headed brush which is round or oval in shape and it's perfect and goes into the contour of your face easily beat under the eyes around the nose on the chiselled of your face the jawline IT moves around flexibily. show the brushes are very soft dresses although they are not natural they are synthetic one but it doesn't feel Harsh on the skin at all. The quality and look is very classy as all other Mac products and you just cannot go wrong with the look of Mac products and I am quite happy with my purchase.
No sharpening required
Very creamy texture
Light on lips
Leaves your lips slightly dry
The Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner is my latest favourite lip liner from Maybelline and it does the job quite well. It helps in making your lips look well-defined. it comes in 9 different attractive shades and all the shapes are quite different from each other. I use it as a lip liner and as a lipstick as I also feel the lips with it so it does the job well and actually you can say two in one product. the best part is that it comes in the retractable pencil and you don't have to sharpen it as I feel the pencils which needs to be sharpened are such a useless product because half of the product is wasted by sharpening it. This creamy liner effortlessly defines your lip shape and eases the lipstick application. It glides on smoothly and helps to keep your lipstick in place all day long. It lies on very well and easily you can even apply bold colours like red or maroon without worrying about smudging. Its well-pigmented formula gives a matte finish and a polished look to your lips. it's very affordable and it's easily available whether online or installs you can easily find it.it is little drawing on your lips so if you using this make sure to use a very good motion riser before applying it and also after you are done removing the makeup because I noticed that my lips tend to drive a bit after applying it and I always make sure to use a very good most riser and I also use lip scrub once a week. the packaging is very classy in golden colour it looks so cool and it's very travel friendly too.
Substitute to tinted moisturizer
Not for oily skin
The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact is my recent purchase and I tried it for more than 2 weeks and honestly I am not that impressed with it. It comes with SPF 35 , is asilky liquid foundation. It claims to gives the feel of a light foundation in the form of a compact. but it 50 a lot on your face and doesn't give a nice finish it dries out on some parts of the face and if you are someone who likes wearing foundation out in the sun this is definitely not for you as it will just wash away with the sweat. The product comes with a foundation capsule and sponge applicator. a dreamlike the applicator at all it becomes too soggy and it doesn't blend at all I tried using my sponge for it but still I could see that the finished was not good. if I am paying a hefty price for a foundation I expected to be to Good but its not at all worth the price. The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact is available in 9 different shades to suit different skin tones. The shade cards available are quite good and I got my shade within few minutes I really loved the fact that they made the shades keeping in mind about the Indian skin tone. I have a combination skin and I feel it is not perfect for me I guess if you have dry skin may be suitable for them but not for oily or combination skin as its much is a lot and it washes off too quickly. Also it has a very strong fragrance and it changes throughout the day and it doesn't feel good.
Prevents back acne
Prevents rashes and burning sensation
Not suitable for face
the worst thing about summers and I hate about summers is those prickly heat boils which I get on my back on my neck and near my arms and it's really very irritating and they are quite a discomfort. I try to wear as much as light material clothing as possible during summers but still that lightest clothing on my body feels like too much pain and you end up feeling uncomfortable throughout the day. I have what about prickly heat powders a lot but I never went ahead with it thinking it must be useless. But one of my friend suggested Boroplus Prickly Heat Ice Cool Powder and then it has become my go to powder during summers. I won't say it just vanishes the heels within one use but it gives such a relief and soothing cooling effect that I won't mind dusting it all over my body multiple times a day for that comfortable feel. an icy cool sensation and freshness that last all day long is what I love about it.The revolutionary Ayurvedic formula of this talc was created by skin experts from America and India. This gentle talc is enriched with Active Herbo-minerals that absorb sweat and combat body odor. summers mean that we sweat a lot and sweating means there is very bad body odor which I really hate but this particular powder absorb sweat and you do not end up with bad body odor. it also contains name and somewhere or the other it makes your skin acne free also it contains Tulsi which is quite healthy and protect from infection so it there are ayurvedic ingredients too. I use it after my bath on dry body and last for good 3 hours and then I have to reapply it again.
Easy to use
The NYX Professional Cosmetics Brow Shaper is a brow wax stick that shapes unruly brows to perfection. my eyebrow hair tends to grow faster and after every 15 days a visit to parlour becomes tiring job for me and that's when this beautiful brow shaper comes handy. So whatever little hair you are in there or in growth can be stick into one place and it holds it impeccable throughout the day. the applicator is so easy to use its first free and it easily lies on your eyebrows brushing off all the hair and holding it well with the wax. Its travel friendly very lightweight and we can easily carry it on your in your bag. The pencil needs to be sharpened for nice precize work with it. it contains vitamin e so along with doing the work of holding your eyebrow hair in place it also strengthens and moisturizer the hair. I thought this was stick would be just lying in my vanity and I want you said but times when I do not have time to block my eyebrows for getting shaped in the salon I use this stick to place my hair in place and this really works so good. it's easily available online on many different bottles And offline you can find it in many stores shopping malls so the availability is quite easy. I wish it was slightly tinted so it would have done the job of eyebrow pencil as well. I wish they come up with this idea as well as it would be quite easier for people like me to get ready who doesn't like to many products to be used on their face and something which is very quick and easy to use.
Evens out skin tone
Prevents skin darkening
Suitable for all skin types
Results take time
Recently I went on a beach vacation to Goa with my friends and when I came back I had terrible tan on my face feet and hands. And I I wanted to attend an wedding function of my cousin next month and anyhow I wanted to remove the tan of my face. So I have heard and even one of my I dermatologist suggested that fairness creams works best for removing tan as it lightens the skin. So one of my friend suggested Dr Batra’s Natural Skin Lightening Cream. Dr batras products are superb and it is dermatologist tested too. It is enriched with mulberry extracts that make your skin glow. While the skin lightening properties of mulberry impart visible fairness to skin, the antioxidant properties of olive leaf extracts detoxify your skin gently and make it luminous. so I started using it and I really felt the difference but it takes lot of time so within one month I could really see the difference if you are expecting results to be shown in few days or a week then this product won't work and I would say those products which shows result in few days are harmful for skin to as they have very strong bleaching agents in them. so after using it for a good one month I could really see a lot of difference on my face and tan had completely vanished off and pigmentation and blemishes marks for lighting compared to my earlier skin. in fact I even used it on my hands and feet and I could see a visibly difference on them too. It's it's not that expensive and one can easily buy it as one tube goes a long way.
Easy to apply and remove
Hygienic pouch packaging
No long-lasting effect
I love using face mask and now a days it's the trend of sheet mask and I have tried almost all sheet mask available in India. and when it comes to sheet mask the face shop has the best sheet mask with so many variants available for all skin type for all skin issues and quite affordable too. So I got there The Face Shop The Solution Firming Face Mask and I'm not quite happy with this particular mask. as it claims that it will form your face and tighten the skin on your face it did nothing as claimed by the company. The sheet mask is no doubt light sheet that feels quite soft and gentle on the skin. It contains a special serum with ceramides that provides proper nourishment to bumpy and dry skin. The single use face mask is formulated with collagen that makes the skin vibrant and glowing. But I did not feel any of the above. Maybe this particular mask didn't suit my skin butbut I will try again on my mom's face as a given her two masks to try it out and I am waiting for her reviews on it.
Long staying power
No blush brush
I have tried bobbi brown products and I simply love them and my recent purchase is Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush, it glides on evenly, delivering a bright pop of color on your cheeks. It blends well on the skin and gives superb color payoff in a single swipe. at times I like my blush to be matte and at times I like it to be little shimmery it all depends on my mood at that particular day. The blush is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, sulfite, and gluten.Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush is available in 7 stunning shades to suit different skin tones. I have to of 81 in Coral shade and one in pinkesh shade and they both look so awesome on my skin I have not so fair and not suit dusky skin skin somewhere in the middle medium skin tone and these two shades looks so superb on my skin tone and I believe they have made all the seven shades keeping in mind about the Indian skin tone and texture. the only thing I didn't like is that they didn't provide any brush with it and it's on a little expensive side. but again I prefer using quality products on my face specially because at times my skin behaves very weirdly and if I use any product which is not up to the mark I start getting breakouts very easily. the packaging as always is very superb and classy in black and availability of the product is quite good to you can find these brushes online on many different porters and even in malls too. so the blush is white pigment red and one swipe on a brushes all you need and texture is very soft and silky it just flies away on your cheeks just perfect like how I wanted.
Separates and defines lashes
If I need to define my makeup style it has to be e heavy on the eyes and nude on the lips kinds. I always preferred using mascara eyeliner eyeshadow kajal to pop up my eyes and balance without I always and it with a nude lipstick. so I love experimenting with eye products and specially mascara as I have quite good lashes and to add on to its beauty I try to experiment a lot with mascaras. And without doubt the best mascaras are manufactured by essence. I have tried almost all of them mascaras and each of their lash products are so different from one another the way they give out the final results the weather mascara brush is made and the way the lashes feel after using it is just an explainable. My recent favourite has to be Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara. Its like seriously gives you princes feel. It comes with a specially shaped cobra-head brush that coats each lash with the product to create dramatic volume. This mascara also defines and separate your lashes for a gorgeous, sweeping look. it separate each lashes and give such volumizing and lengthening effect along with curling the lashes.it comes in a very classy packaging and you can see a little princess gown printed on the the bottle which gives such a cute feel. the prices are also not very expensive is quite affordable and the effect it shows on your lashes will definitely make you go for it. if you are new into makeup and looking for ay mascaras I would highly recommend essence because they create some awesome mascara warns with so many different variants and it's really a must have in your makeup pouch.
Color saturated shades
Convenient to use
On my recent trip with my friends I carried minimal makeup with me and Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad was one of the palate which came to use and was so much handy and I am so grateful for this wonderful creation. it has food beautiful shades so I used those shades not only for applying it on my eyes but I also used one of the darkest shade as a contouring and one of the pinkish shade as a blush too. this is such a versatile pallid and if you are travelling and want to carry very less makeup with you do carry this palette with you as it gives a very nice comfortable shades on your face not looking too bright very wearable. I love the fact that these pigments can be used in many different forms also if you are looking for David eyeshadow look this palette works just well it also comes with a manual where it actually describes how to use it single shade one in the corner of the eyes for brightening up your eyes one in the crease one to highlight your brow bone and so on. this is quite affordable and it comes in 10 different shades depending on your skin tone you can go for it. The only bad part is that it's not easily available so you need to either find it through someone who sell Avon products. also it comes with teeny-tiny brush or applicator which is good for eyes but do use a nice blush brush for contouring for applying the blush. so if you are looking for a pallet which is versatile and can be used in many different ways this is definitely one of my best recommendations.
Gets absorbed quickly
Does not leave behind a white cast or residue
When it comes to skin care products forest essential create some outstanding skin care products. I I just love their hand creams they are so moisturizing and the smell is just superbly amazing. also I love the fact that forest essentials try to stick to their roots and try to inculcate as much as Indian ingredients into their products as possible. Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance Cream is my latest purchases as a I read that it has 24k gold in it. Swap just recently started using it as a day cream just before stepping out of my house my apply my makeup I use as a moisturizer as it also contains spf of 25 which will protect my skin against UVA and UVB rays. I've always heard from my mum and my grandmother that using products which contains gold or just simply rubbing gold on your face or on your skin helps with the blood supply and leaving your face glowing and it helps in tightening your face muscles. So I had to purchase this just for trying out the moisturizer which has gold in it. It's been only 10 days that I have used this moisturizer so I cannot say much about the effects of gold on my face I need to use it for at least 2 to 3 months to see the results. as I said forest essentials try to inculcate as many Indian ingredients as possible so they have Kesar my favourite ingredients in it along with cow's milk and other vegetable oils. the smell is so heavenly will fall in love with the moment you apply it on your face. till now I am totally love in this moisturizer it absorbs quickly into the skin leaving a skin oil free and a matte look on your face just perfect for the day.
Improves blood circulation
Gives quick results
Suitable for all hair types
I have curly frizzy hair and maintaining it is a big task as due to Harsh weather or or her and my hair turns to become more frizzy so it's really very difficult to maintain the moisture and lusture into the hair. the best and convenient it is to oil the hair before every wash so I always make a point to oil my hair at least four hours before I am watching and the best is to keep your oiled hair overnight. I am not very specific about using a particular brand for hair oil so I love experimenting with it. My mother is using Kerala Ayurveda Kesini Oil and then she handed over the bottle to me to use it on my curly hair. firstly the ayurvedic fragrance of the oil is so soothing and if you are applying it in the night you will definitely get a very good sleep because of all the fragrance coming out from the oil. Kerala Ayurveda Kesini Oil contains herbs, such as Nili, Brahmi, Japapushpa, Amla, and Jatamansi extracted in pure castor oil and coconut oil that reduce hairfall and promote hair growth. it's been more than 15 days and I can already see the shine In my hair and it definitely helped in controlling the frizz as well. I never had a hair fall problem so I just cannot comment about whether it has help me with the hair fall solution or no. so what I do I just want this oil and applied on my hair and massager for a good 10 to 15 minutes using a massager I got it recently and just tied up and go to sleep and wash it next thing in the morning.
Suitable for all hair types
So recently there was this party wear we had to dress up in the 80s 90s theme and I want to try out something with my hair do. I want to try that big buff which used to be a big hit in the 80s. so my stylist asked me to be prepared with a very bad hair because she will be using a lot of spray on my hair. So once I was back from the party in the next day my hair was in a disastrous place and I watched it conditioned it and then I heard about this product from one of my friend Schwarzkopf Professional Osis Mess Up Matte Paste. So it says that it will do all good things to your best up hair and you just have to apply this paste all over your hair live it for few minutes and then wash it again so it will do. This little packet is quite expensive but still I went ahead with it because my hair was in a very bad state. shivanshi apply 8 you have to leave it for about 15-20 minutes and then we should talk and when I came back I could see the difference I won't say that it's a bicycle product but yes the state my hair was in it was much improved after using this but again I wouldn't recommend it because it's quite expensive and it did not show exceptional result something I think would have done the same if I would have used more conditioner or any is any other living conditioner sir it's very moderate product. I have used there shampoo and I am totally in love with but I am not that happy with this mat paste.
Value for money
Suitable for daily use
Suitable for all skin types
Mild peppermint fragrance
Takes time to absorb
During winters my hand and feet act so weird and becomes so so dry like a Sahara desert. so I always invest in a very good hand and foot cream during winters to make it look like a normal one . I love when my foot cream has a good fragrance to it and hence I went and bought The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion. It deeply moisturizes thirsty feet with minty cooling sensation. This foot moisturizer is packed with the natural goodness of English peppermint essential oil that pampers, freshens, and softens your skin. I just fell in love with its fragrance that cool peppermint smell lingering all day long and it also Soothes and relaxes you and helps you in sleeping come and peacefully during night. It definitely trades time to absorb into the skin as it is quite thick. so I only apply it during the night time just before sleeping and where socks over it for good absorption. It has made my feet soft and better looking than before. the packaging is very cute and comes in a transparent study bottle which is also very travel friendly and want leak in your purse as I have carried this same bottle while on my vacation. it's also quite affordable and the shelf life is up to two years so it easily goes on for two winters. I personally love peppermint and mint smell so I just fell in love with it but if you are not a fan of peppermint fragrance this won't be a good option for you because the fragrance is quite high. Also the consistency is thick so it's not a good option for daytime use as it takes time to absorb into the skin and it may feel sticky and greasy throughout the day so it's best to apply during night time when you go to sleep.
Blend of jasmine, vanilla, and citrus
Long staying power
I have grown up seeing my mum applying cologne after every bath. she never used any perfumes or deodorant in her life and she always preferred cologne water or body mist. Show the best gift for my mum would be giving a nice body mist or cologne as a present. Avon Imari Eau De Cologne was my latest purchase and I gifted her this beautiful fragrance on her birthday last month. firstly the packaging is very classy it comes in a glass bottle and which has a shade of rose gold on it and some printing in golden the bottle looks very classy and elegant. Now coming to the fragrance the fragrance is very e soothing and sensual at the same time a mix of vanilla Jasmine and Rose which gives a very feminine ladylike fragrance. I was so happy when she appreciated and loved it. another point that the fragrance last long throughout the day and you do not need to re apply it. Cologne water works best when applied right after your bath on little wet body. Also its unisex and can be used by both men and women. And yes it is quite affordable and not expensive but the fragrance is really very amazing one you can only find in expensive perfumes. The unique blend of Somani beautiful and erotic fragrances makes it one beautiful fragrance and this can easily be used as your signature perfume. If you are looking for or elegant gift to present it to someone this definitely makes one of the best choice. After gifting it to my mum and hearing all good reviews from her I am planning to buy one for myself.
Does not clog pores
Soap-free cleansing base
So my work expects me to move out of the office in the sun in the pollution which makes my skin exposed to the the pollution and and sun. So so the first thing when I come home is doing a good skincare routine to maintain the pH balance and healthyness on my face. so the first thing is I always remove my makeup with a good makeup remover all aur makeup remover oil and then I have to clean my face very with a very good cleanser for face wash. Bioderma Sebium Gel Moussant is a facial cleanser that gently cleanses and purifies your skin. It comes in a very cute packaging which is blue and sea green in colour it's so refreshing to look the product after a very tiring day. This foamy gel is packed with the goodness of zinc sulfate and copper sulfate that penetrate deep into your skin to clean the epidermis, remove marks, and reduce sebum secretion. show a good pump of 8 is enough for cleaning your face it's in a foam consistency I am massage it nicely onto my skin for a good one minute and then clean it with cold water. makeup remover always doesn't remove everything from your face but cleanser does hence I always prefer using a good cleanser to remove of all the Gunk and the dirt from my face. the best part is that it is free of all the harsh chemicals paraben free sulfate free so yes I know I am putting a very good trustworthy the product on my face daily. so it's a soap free cleanser which cleansing refreshes your face like anything and it doesn't clogs the pores and it's not slimy and washes off from your face very easily.
Contains AHA gel
Helps remove tan
May take a few days to show effect
After becoming a mum it has become very difficult for me to take care of myself. I hardly spend any time on taking care of my hair body or skin because literally I do not get time it's only e about running after my kid and fulfilling her demands. so I always look out for options which is easier for me and where I do not need to move out of my house and something which can be done keeping in mind about the comfort and being at home. So recently I had to attend my cousin's wedding and it was getting next impossible for me to move out of the house and visit the salon for pampering myself. That's when I got my hands on Aroma Magic Gold Facial Kit, It's a boon for mums like me. So it's a gold facial which contains 7 sachets as it is a 7 step facial which you can do it at the comfort of your home. Right from bleaching to cleansing to scrubbing to massaging and mask and different serums available in the packet it's a full-fledged spa treatment at home. Is easily available in any online site or even in drug stores near you also it's not expensive compared to the facials you do in salons and pay a very heavy price for it. also I love the fact that it comes with a manual on how to use each session and which steps comes after which. Show the quantity of the products available is quite good and one facial kit can easily be done between two people so I did my facial and with the left over products I did my husband's facial too. it removes tan and it makes your skin very bright just perfect for the occasion I wanted the glow. it may take time to show the results don't expect that is skin starts glowing just minutes after you are done with the facial it will take two to three days to show the results on your face.
2 years warranty
2 temperature settings
Ceramic coated plates
Needs hair protection spray
Can't be used daily
I have natural curly hair and I love my hair no doubt but at times it becomes boring and I love experimenting with either blow dry wavy hair for poker straight hair. so I have all the equipments necessary for curly hair like a diffuser but when it comes to straight hair I become clueless. So one of my friends suggested me to go ahead with Philips straightener as it's a big brand and their way much famous into straightening machines. so finally I got my hands on it and it literally helps you straighten your hair style your hair with so much ease.so this straightener has a ceramic coating on both the plates of the iron machine straightening machine and it is said that ceramic coating does a very little harm to your hair. Ceramic coating doesn't damage your hair and has less heat exposure. I love the fact that under 1 minute the straightening machine gets heated up and you can use it right there also it comes with two temperature optimisation depending on the the texture of your hair you can adjust it accordingly. This straightener can be used anywhere in the world and is compatible with 110-240 V. It's not only straighten your hair but also you can style your hair in different different looks and styles. I tried straightening my bangs with it and it did the job effortlessly. So it's little higher on the pricing side but it's a very good investment. Philips is a name in the market and trust comes from within so paying a little higher price is something I don't mind if I am getting a straightener which will go a very long way.
Doesn’t dry skin
Harsh on sensitive skin
a good scrub is a must have any your skincare routine and you should at least scrub your face twice a week for a good exfoliated smooth skin. I have a combination skin so I do get whiteheads on my forehead and cheeks at times and hence I make sure to scrub my face minimum twice a week. I have always used Lotus herbals apriscrub fresh apricot scrub since a very long time. I take the scrub on on my wet palm and massage it nicely onto my wet face concentrating more on the areas where I have blackheads aur whiteheads that is my forehead cheeks and area around the nose and I am massage it nicely for around 2 to 3 minutes. the granules of the scrub is not Harsh but is very minute just perfect for your sensitive face skin. It removes grime and dirt, imparting a soft, natural glow to skin. The apricot extracts also keep your skin soft and smooth for hours. It has a very mild fragrance which works best for me. it is suitable to on all skin type but I guess it may be little Harsh for people who have extra sensitive face skin so you better do a patch test before going ahead with this face scrub. I never used a scrub on my face in the initial days but gradually I understood the importance of scrubbing as over the time your face starts accumulating all the dirt gunk from the air around you the pollution the sun really makes skin very dull and and lifeless. show in your skin care routine scrubbing place a very major role also do not scrub your face daily as it will make a skin very dry but twice a week is recommended.
Ideal for summer
Need to reapply
If you stay in a city like Mumbai where its 24/7 humid and hot you need to stay fresh with a nice deo or perfume. I like to carry one in my bag every single day and whenever I feel dull I like to spray it all over my body to refresh my mood. Revlon Charlie Red Perfume Body Spray is my current favourite as it has a very mild fragrance and you can literally smell the goodness of roses, sandalwood and musk. I hate overpowering fragrances which causes headache hands I always look out for mild fragrances which boost up the mood along with staying and lingering around throughout the day. It doesn't last too long but if you spray it will last for 3 to 4 hours easily and then you can use it again for the freshness. It is very affordable and packaging is very travel friendly so you can easily carry it in your everyday bag. also it is ideal for summers as you tend to sweat a lot and you need that freshness from time to time. Another thing which I don't like is that it contains alcohol so if you're someone who doesn't use perfumes and deoscontaining alcohol this would not be a good option for you. It comes in three variants and this particular one is my favourite as it has a very girly fragrance to it which I personally prefer using it for daily wear. also it's very affordable and one bottle can last long up to 20 days if you are using it on a daily basis, and if you are using it occasionally this particular bottle can last long upto 2 months easily.
Dense black finish
Long staying power
Easy to use
Applying an eyeliner is a very tricky job and needs a lot of patience and practice. I am more of a Kajal girl because I always mess up while applying the eyeliner. NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner was gifted to me by my sister and I thought of giving it a try. so I started off by practicing it at home and I just couldn't believe that within two to three applications I got that perfect way to create the liner so easily. The brush is so precise that easily you can create a very thin eyeliner look. The pigmentation is very dark and one stroke is all you need. also it's not very expensive and if you are a beginner like me this would surely help as the brush is just perfect very precise so you can walk around it whether you want a very simple single stroke eyeliner look or you want a bold it wing eyeliner look you can easily create different multiple looks with just this liquid liner. also It stays on your eyes for a very long time so there is no worries of smudging for flaking. the only negative part is that it is not waterproof so if you are someone who sweats a lot or works in the sun I wouldn't recommend this particular eyeliner. Apart from it this eyeliner has become my go-to eyeliner for the everyday look. It's very easy and hardly takes any time to create the eyeliner with this brush and it makes my everyday makeup routine so so easy. also it comes in to finish the matte finish and the glossy finish I personally prefer the matte one and I even have the glossy one which I only use occasionally when I go out for parties all wedding functions.
Highlights dry patches
Gives a patchy look
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion was something I wanted to try out since its launch in the market. I have a combination skin and once there is a climatic weather condition change my skin at times become oily and greasy. So cushion foundation claims to control the sebum production on your face along with making your face look matte that means it also controls the oil on your face. But it's exactly the opposite of what it claims to do. Firstly it doesn't blend well on your face and you need to put in a lot of efforts to blend the foundation. Secondly it gives a very patchy look on your face and areas like around the chin around your nose cheeks under eye this definitely forms lines after putting the foundation. it doesn't stay long or last long and you need to touch up in between which makes it all the more patchy. The packaging is very classy e but it doesn't do the job well. It definitely didn't work for me so I wouldn't recommend it to people out there.
Suitable for daily use
Very mild exfoliation
Exfoliating your face once or twice a week is one of the most important steps in keeping your skin clean and maintaining the elasticity of your skin. The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub is one of the latest exfoliating scrub I started using on my face and I am already in love with its natural and fresh fragrance. it's a very mild scrub so it's good for daily use but if you prefer using a course for heavy scrub then this is not the product for you. Natural fragrance of tea tree oil is so soothing and I love little strong fragrances for my face product so that it keeps on lingering throughout the day. so I use this scrub twice in a week and its full and deep clean your skin so nicely living a squeaky clean face. It's little higher on the pricing side but again you need a very little little product and has a good investment as a very if very little product taken it goes a long way. It comes in tube and it's quite a travel friendly product as it doesn't leak in your purse and can be easily carried while you are travelling. it is paraben free and sulphate free so you do not have to worry that you are using a lot of chemical on your face as it's free of Harsh chemicals. so if you're looking for a mild scrub that can be used on a daily basis or if your skin is little sensitive so you can definitely go ahead with this particular one and it suitable for all skin type whether you have oily or dry combination or sensitive skin.
Lightweight travel-friendly jar
No brightening effect
My skin is a combination type but at times I do get acne due to change in climatic weather conditions so in the past I've used products with tea tree or green tea as the main ingredient and that really works well on my acne prone skin. So when I got to know about this Innisfree green tea sleeping pack I had to buy this. So usually in monsoon I get a lot of acne on my forehead around the chin area and on my cheeks. show the product leaves to brighten the skin along with dealing with the acne problem and also it's a very thick mask which you need to apply at night. it has all the goodness of green tea along with vitamin e and other essential oils which helps with the problem of acne. so I won't say this is the best mask available but yes it's quite take moisturising cream which you can apply at night but if you are looking for a brightening effect then I wouldn't recommend this. also it absorbs quickly into the skin and the joy is very light a very travel friendly packaging. The green tea seed oil works well onto the skin goes deep into the skin leaving a very duty overall skin but I never noticed any improvement in the complexion but definitely help with the texture it became glo and full of life. also it's not that expensive and single tab of the product goes a long way so if you're looking for a good take moisturizing night cream this is definitely a bi and especially if you have acne prone skin but if you're looking for a improvement in your complexion then I wouldn't recommend this particular product.
Shinier than an eyeshadow
Value for money
On a recent trip to my cousin's wedding I carried very little makeup with me and and I made shirt to carry on the necessary and multi purpose makeup products and this was one of the pallette which came in handy and I created so many looks out of it. Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine has a beautiful shades which can be used in many different ways so I used single eyeshadows as well as used with other matte eyeshadows to create a smokey eye look also once I ran out of highlighter and I use the lightest shade available on the palate as a highlighter on the highest points of my face. the shares are very well pigmented and they are very glittery and shimmery to so if you are someone who doesn't like heavy makeup you can use a single eyeshadow all over the eyelids and it will give a beautiful party look. So on on the wedding day I created a smoking look using the single palette along with a matte shade from a different palette as a a transitional shade. I love the fact that the makeup stayed on my eyes for a very long time and I did not much at all all the shares are very long lasting. the only bad bad about it is that she's have a very weird and strong fragrance so if you are someone who is allergic to strong cosmetic fragrance please do keep this point in mind. also it's very travel friendly and as I said I not be used as a eyeshadow but also as a highlighter and there are few shades which you can work upon and use as a blusher too so this is a multi purpose palette which works well if you are travelling and want to carry very little makeup with you.
Reduces large pores
Satin smooth finish
Enhances makeup longevity
Smooth silicone gel
Not very hydrating
Not suitable for dry skin
Lotus Makeup Ecostay Insta Smooth Perfecting Primer is one of the best primers available for oily skin types. It's gel based silicon primer which comes in the tube and it's quite travel friendly and lightweight. Its fragrance free and colorless transparent silicone gel primer. So primer helps in in covering the pores on your face and it minimises the pores giving a smooth finish or a smooth Canvas for the for the makeup to work upon the face. Primer should always be used after applying a good rising lotion as it Tightens your skin and somewhat makes it a little dryer. This particular primer is best for oily skin and if you are having a dry skin please do not opt for it as it will make your skin more dry. It last long and it literally minimises all your open pores on the face making your skin look smooth and once you apply a foundation on it it seems like you have a naturally smooth skin. It doesn't gives patchy effect and absorbs well into the skin also it contains a little amount of spf so it can protect your face skin from UV radiations. I have been using Lotus products in so very long time and I love most of their products as it's very affordable and it's easily available either online or in stores. siddesh particular primer is affordable and one tube goes a very long way as you just need a very little amount of primer to applied on your face and concentrate in applying on your cheeks nose chin and forehead where you have open pores. Also it's 100% vegetarian and doesn't have any animal fat or animal product in it.
Paraben- and phthalate-free
Calms and soothes eyes
Get absorbed quickly
my mum has developed a lot of dark circles along with under eye bags and puffiness around her eyes so I wanted to gift her the best under eye cream available in the market and after reading the reviews I went ahead with Clinique All About Eyes Rich. It's a decent under eye cream and not worth the hype. It absorbs quickly into the skin and soothes the area around the eyes. Also while massaging with this cream is quite easier. So you want see instant result but yes the area around her eyes has definitely become more healthy as it boosts and produce the collagen. social looking for instant result I want recommended but if you are looking for a product for a longer term which maintains the healthiness around the eyes then I would definitely recommend Clinique All About Eyes Rich. Also its little expensive so if you're looking for a eye cream under budget this is not the right choice.
Allows precise application
Great shade range
NYX Precision Brow Pencil is is a must purchase if you love shaping and taming your eyebrows. it's available in 12 different shades which is very rare to find in eyebrow pencils so you can find the perfect shade according to your skin tone. I love the fact that it's double ended pencil where there's a a pencil on one end while on the other end there's a spoolie. the pencil is not creamy and a little hard like how eyebrow pencile should be so it's quite easy to make the hair like strokes on the eyebrows. And the spoolie available on the other end helps to tame and spread the colour evenly on the eyebrows. It's quite affordable and can be easily purchased if you are a beginner. also its long lasting and you do not need to retouch your eyebrows throughout the day. I always keep it in my purse.
Medium buildable coverage
Adds radiance and glow
Poor shade range
Feels heavy on skin
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Effect Makeup is one foundation where you do not need a primer as well as a highlighter because this foundation is quite heavy and thick with creamy consistency which gives a very beautiful poreless finish look. But at the same time it's a very e heavy foundations you could not wear it on a daily basis but it's absolutely wonderful for occasional wear. the little shimmer particles present in it gives a glow from within look and you do not need a highlighter on top of your base.But the sad part is there are very few shades available and it's really very difficult to get that perfect shade. Also after sometime it feels heavy on the face so so if you are looking for a long lasting foundation this is not the right option but if you looking for a foundation that will work well for 4 to 5 hours then this is definitely the perfect choice.
Wide range of shades
Glides on smoothly
Takes time to dry
I have tried many nail polishes and I always keep coming back to the oldest brand that is Lakme. this is one of the most trusted brand and I've been listening about their products from my mother and grandmother should trust comes from within. I've seen my mum using Lakme nail polishes so obviously even I choose Lakme nail polishes and always try out their new launches. Lakme 9 To 5 Long Wear Nail Color is so true to its name and it's a very long lasting nail polish which is chip resistant too. It has beautiful 25 shades all vibrant and colourful. You can apply a single coat of add but I prefer applying two coats of it to give a nice finished look. It's not expensive and very budget friendly. The only bad part is that it takes time to dry in comparison with the new launches from other brands.
Not for all skin types
Doesn’t come with an applicator
NYX Nofilter Finishing Powder is true to its name and gives a flawless Matte look and you definitely do not need to use any filter for your pics. It is a very lightweight setting powder and gives a share coverage. another factor which I loved about it is that it comes in 12 different shades that is amazing because usually compact powders come in 3 to 4 shades but your you have a wide range of options to choose that perfect shade for your skin. It gives a nice Matte finish look after you set your makeup with it. Now coming to the negative factors about NYX Nofilter Finishing Powder that it does not come with applicator so you have to invest in a good brush to use this powder also it's not suitable for dry skin people and it's only good for people with combination skin or oily skin.
Fibers stick on face with the product
Mac is one of the oldest companies to manufacture makeup brushes and still they are at the top most position. I have few of the brushes and I absolutely love their eye makeup brushes. So when I got to know about this MAC Duo Fibre Face Brush 187 I wanted to try out but I was lucky enough as one of my friend had it so instead of buying this brush I used her brush for few days as we where staying together on a business tour. Because I need to think twice before buying an expensive brush. So I was expecting too much out of it as I have already used there brushes so I had a very high expectation but it did not meet those expectations at all. I was thinking of it as a stippling brush used for foundation but it turned out to be just normal brush which is only good for applying powder products.
Lengthens and volumizes lashes
Defines and conditions lashes
Bristles too far apart
Dries and flakes
Revlon Ultimate All In One Mascara Gives 6 effects on your eyelashes. Length, volume, lift, definition, conditioning, and intense color. This mascara is available in 3 shades: Black, Blackened Brown, and Blackest Black. I have the shade black and its white pigment red and looks good on Indian skin an Indian eyes. the brushes little small so you have to work on your eyelashes with a lot of concentration that it doesn't smudge of onto your skin. also the bristle are quite apart so it doesn't give a lot of look but yes it definitely gives a lot of length and lift up the eyelashes giving it a fake eyelashes look. I also want to try out the black and brown colour I guess this will suit people who have fair skin. Also it is not too expensive so we want to try out something new you can definitely give it a try.
Intense color payoff
Separates and defines lashes
Does not curl or lengthen lashes
Takes time to dry
Difficult to remove
If you are looking to create quick smokey eye look Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara will definitely help out in creating the quickest smokey look. So the mascara is pigmented but not very pigmented hence it gives a smokey look. so if one is creating a smokey look one needs to smudge of the eyeshadow to create a natural look and this mascara helps in doing that. But at the same time do not expect Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara to give u length or volume to your lashes. Also I love the fact that it's a long lasting mascara which is also waterproof and humidity proof. And yes it's little difficult to remove waterproof mascara so either use a good oil based eye makeup remover or simply use extra virgin coconut oil. If you are looking for a budget mascara this won't be a good choice for you as this is on an expensive side.
Can be used all over the face
Great for spot correction and touch-ups
Not suitable for all skin types
Limited shade range
Sorry cently my work demands me to be in front of the camera and at times it has become a very embarrassing situation for me because my face turned out to be white and it look very bad with all the flash lights. if you look in a normal light my face would look good but whenever they used to be flash lights on my face and when I put see the final picture I always look white. Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup was recommended to me by my friend as she is into modelling and she told me this is one of the best foundation if you are working in front of the camera. So this foundation doesn't give the white casting look of your face once all the harsh lights. make sure whenever I am facing the camera I always always apply this foundation. also it is not meant for dry skin people so if you have a combination for oily skin this would work best for you because it is quite heavy in texture.
so if you have oily skin which sweats a lot and if you staying in humid city like Mumbai you will face a lot of makeup disasters. so I would leave my house with a perfect looking face but in the middle of the day my face would shine a lot and word reflect. NYX Professional Makeup Blotting Paper was something I read about and thought of trying it out specially in summers. I have seen professional makeup artist using and recommending such blotting papers. so once I used it and it definitely absorbs all the shine and the sweat and the oil but at the same time it did pick up little of the foundation which gave A patchy look to my face. So either I didn't use it properly or it is meant for professional makeup artist only. so few know how to use it you should definitely go it with it maybe I'll give it a try once more to see how it works.
Sweat and humidity resistant
My skin is oily and changes to combination skin according to climatic and weather changes. so it becomes very difficult for me to stick to one foundation throughout the year I have to change foundation with the season. also I have mostly oily skin and more than that I sweat a lot on my face so I am always on the lookout for a foundation that is sweat resistant humidity resistant oil free and stays on my face for a longer period. Also the weather in Mumbai is 24/7 you made it becomes very difficult for your makeup stay on your face for a very long time. Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup is 1 expensive foundation but when I heard very good reviews about it I had to buy it and O my god this is a wonderful foundation for oily skin and the best part is is even in scorching heat It stays on your face like anything.
Doesn't last long
Revlon foundation is my everyday foundation as it gives a very natural look it doesn't look on your face or made up and it even out your face but still keeping that natural dimension. On my daily routine on the daily basis I don't like heavy cakey base but something that would just cover my blemishes and give a look like glow from within kinds. also it doesn't last longer but that is not something I am expecting from it as I never where is foundation on occasions but only on daily basis. The packaging is quite simple and it's also travel friendly. Also it gives a Matte finish but if you try to use two or three coats.of it then it does become cakey. It's not that expensive so I can say it's good as your everyday foundation. also another positive factor is that it contains spf 23 do not need to apply spf before applying a foundation and that says a lot of time.
Picks the right amount of product
Easy to work with
Contouring is one of the major steps of makeup and it's also one of the latest trends to give a dimension to your face. Hence I always make sure to contour my face because once you apply a foundation all your highest points and hollows are subdued with the foundation and your face becomes like a blank canvas. To bring back the dimension want to reading is very very important but it's also very tricky and if you got slightly wrong with that it can definitely break your look. so big show to control your face with the right product as well as with the right brush yes brush plays and equal part in contouring and not just only the contour product.MAC Large Angled Contour Brush 168 is just superb the angle on the brush picks up the right amount and it flawlessly delivers the powder on to your face. This brush has made my makeup routine so much easier and I highly recommend it.
High color payoff
Wide range of shades
True to color
Randomly I picked up NYX Slide On Lip Pencil on my last visit to the mall. There were amazing shades on the display somewhere around 28 to 30 shades all starting from bold and vibrant colours to nudes and I just couldn't resist and got my hands on one of the nude shades. So it's a lip pencil but I use it as a lipstick to because its long lasting waterproof and and i it gives a matte finish. I have won this lipstick in the morning and when I came back from work at night there was still a good stain on my lips and I really like that factor. it is little difficult to remove from your legs because it's a waterproof lipstick so make sure to moisturize your lips very well after you apply this on your lips. The only bad thing is that it's little expensive for a lip liner if this came in a bullet with more product then I wouldn't say it's expensive but for a lip liner it's definitely expensive.
Very difficult to remove
Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil is one of my favourite eyeliner pencil as it gives a very Smoky look to the eyes and very natural too. Regular eyeliners gives a very glossy look and it doesn't look good on daily basis. So as it says it's waterproof it's definitely very long lasting eyeliner pencil I apply it on the upper lips as well as in in my waterline. It's smudge proof and it last long. The only downfall is that it is very difficult to remove weather using the best makeup remover it does get difficult. I have worked my way out and I always use coconut oil to remove it but some of the product still stays so I avoid to use it on daily basis but at the same time the pigmentation is so high and it's so beautiful onto your eyes I and a wearing it almost everyday. Wish it comes off easily so there is no irritation to the eyes I really wish the brand works upon it.
Easy to use
NYX Professional Makeup Ombre Lip Duo is a revolutionary product and this is something which really surprised me. so I am not much experimental when it comes to lip shades i stick to basics like red, nudes, pinks or browns. but when I saw this latest trend of umbrella I want to give it a try. so I started mixing two lipsticks to give it the desired look but I always ended up looking like a joker. Then finally I got my hands on this lip duoo as this looked quite professional. So I started applying what on my lips as per the instructions so so I would say it's nothing to fansi but yes it does give a effect to your lips which looks little different but I was expecting it to be more surprising. so if you apply it four to five times you get to see the exact result and if you applied just once it looks ombre but with a natural finish.
Restores skin health
Makes skin soft
Not for all skin types
Himalaya Nourishing Face Moisturizing Lotion was gifted to me by one of my friend and I started using it on my face but sadly it did not suit my skin and I started getting breakouts. I have a sensitive face skin and lotions of cream doesn't work well on my face and hence I always look out for gel based products. but the smell of it and the texture was amazing so I did not want to pass it on to someone or throw it away instead I started using it as a body lotion after bath and it works simply superb. so it's a very lightweight lotion absorbs quickly into the skin and keeps your skin nourished for a longer time this is a very e basic and decent lotion you can apply after your bath. Also as it is very affordable so you can easily gifted to someone or use it as a body lotion instead of a face lotion.
Extends the life of brushes
Cleanses and disinfects brushes
Easy to use
Leaves no residue
Mac brush cleaner is a must must product that you should invest in. We often neglect the most important tool that is our makeup brushes. But if your makeup brushes are not cleaned on time and if they are not hygienically stored you can develop a lot of skin issues. so if you are a makeup person and invest a lot in different products then you should definitely invest in this must have brush cleaner. it's very easy to use it comes with guideline and it leaves your brushes smelling so wonderful and hygienic. it's little costlier no doubt but also you should not look over the fact that you are brushes do not need the cleaning everyday so if you are cleaning a brushes every week this is a very good investment. by cleaning of brushes on time you are actually increasing their life and this particular brush cleaner buy Mac not only cleans them but also works as a disinfectant.
Easy to use
Thin and bold lines
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner is one of my favourite eyeliners and I have been using it since a very long time. I have the shade black and it gives such a nice definition to your eyes. The brush is pointed and and that's the reason you can walk very well with it. If you are a person who likes thin and precised liner look this brush is just for you. the liner is highly pigmented and it is waterproof and it easily stays up to 14 to 16 hours at a stretch. also it's not that difficult to remove with you can use a good makeup remover or else you can even try removing it with coconut oil. It's one of my first purchase for eye products and it has been with me since day one. So if you are a beginner and looking for eyeliner in budget then you should definitely try this out.
Works over eyebrow products
Tames and sets eyebrows
Doubles up as mascara
Value for money
Indians are blessed with beautiful long bushy and dark eyebrows, but it needs a little bit of touch up by filling the gaps and you are good to go.I am always on a look out for eyebrow products as I can never step out of the house without taming and shaping my eyebrows. So when I got to know that there are even eyebrow gels available in the market, I had to go with the best and hence I went ahead with the Nyx professional makeup control freak eyebrow gel. It said the eyebrow perfectly sweet do not have to worry throughout the day whether it will smudge or it will go out of the place. And the best part is it even doubles up as a clear mascara if you do not wish to to go for a heavy look you can anytime use this as a mascara too.
Great shade range
Value for money
Needs double coat for a finished look.
In today's time there are so many products which has a duplicate and it becomes so difficult to to get your hands on original safe products. I have used fake nail polishes at times and it made my nails terrible leaving the stain behind and making it hard and brittle. I have never used Revlon nail polishes but I got it as a gift from my office colleague and then I used it on my nails. Revlon colorstay gel envy longwear nail animal is one outstanding nail product. It comes ine beautiful shades and and it gives a very shine gel like look which is very much in nowadays. but yes you need to apply two coats of it for a perfect finish look. It dries of quickly which is is the best factor for a person like me who is very impatient after I apply the nail polish. so if you are looking out for a good nail polish which gives a gel like finish this is definitely a must buy.
Easy to use
Great shade range
Needs to sharpen quite often
Nyx professional makeup slide on pencil comes in 18 different vibrant colours. I bought 4 of it in teal blue, pinkish and brownish and gray shades. the colours are highly pigmented and slides on to your eyes so smoothly leaving behind a proper precised line and a beautiful POP of colour.it's quite affordable and the best part is you get a 3 different shades to choose from. I like to make a wing out of different colours from 8 and it gives such a nice POP of colour on my face instead of the basic in classic black wing liner. the only bad part about it is that you need to sharpen the pencil quite often as making a wing liner for a regular liner takes a lot of product and hence you need to sharpen the product quite often. Also it's quite easy to use and if you are a beginner you can definitely e try some vibrant colours for your eye makeup.
Glides on smoothly
Unevenly pigmented shades
I am not a big fan of metallic shades when it comes to lipsticks. I always prefer Matte and semi Matte lipsticks. But I I had an invitation for a 90s based Bollywood theme party and I i bought this metallic shade for it. No doubt it was looking so beautiful as it went perfectly along with the theme and it was easy to carry keeping in mind about the 90s Bollywood era. that one metallic lipstick actually made my entire look. that was it after that I never had the girls to wear it on a daily wear or any other locations as I found these metallic lips to be very loud and gaudy. but if you can work it out in different way by using it as eyeshadow or highlighter or mixing two three lipsticks and putting it on your lips then it's fine.the texture was amazing creamy and it glides onto the lips so effortlessly.
Enriched with chamomile and soy extract
Lip color and gloss
Unevenly pigmented shades
Revlon colorstay overtime lipcolor comes in 24 beautiful different shades and has a a liquid lipstick on one end while a gloss on the other end. It stays for a good 16 hours if you are someone who was make a for a longer time this is definitely a must buy for you. and if you want a Matte look you can use a liquid lipstick and if you are looking for a little shine and gloss then you can use the gloss provided on the other end. the only downfall of the product is that it's very difficult to remove this lipstick and after a lot of struggle when you remove ate it leaves your lips very dry. So if you are using this colour make sure to moisturize your lips very well.
Might induce hair fall
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo contains avacado oil along with different fruits oil. But it did not work for me as I have curly hair. Curly hair is naturally little dry and frizzy so so I always look out for products shampoos and conditioners which can control my frizz and lock the moisture in the curls. subah Na I got to know that it claims to have triple protein in it I got my hands on it but it made my hair all the more frizzy and dry and I even started noticing a bit of hair fall after using it as it would tangle my cause a lot and it was a big task to untangle them. I give this bottle to one of my friend who has a straight hair so its working fine on her hair but even she complain of a little bit of hair fall problem so I am not at all satisfied with this shampoo
Smudges and blends well
Easy to use
NYX Professional Makeup Gel Liner And Smudger is a decent eyeliner. The shades blend well and do not crease and fade. It gives you precision and ease of a liquid liner in a gel-based form. This liner and smudger is available in 4 shades. The pigmentation is very poor I was expecting it to be e highly pigmented because the shares in the pot looks very pigment but once you take it in a brush and apply it on your eyes the pigmentation can not be seen anywhere. Also it's a smudger so you can use it as a two in one product. Also it is only available in 4 shades I was expecting it to come out with more different vibrant colours and shades to choose from. There is nothing it strawberry about it I have used excellent gel liners in the same budget so I wouldn't highly recommend it but if you want to give it a try you can definitely go ahead.
Medium buildable coverage
Needs to be sharpened often
Bobbi Brown Art Stick is a revolutionary product. in today's busy lifestyle it becomes a hassle to use too many products to get ready and a person like me always look out for easy options and easy products tu get ready for the day. so I don't like using lip liner and then put on a lipstick because it takes a lot of time but at the same time if you apply liner and then if you apply lipstick it gives wonderful definition to your lips. So when I got to know about this art stick I wanted this as soon as possible. so the scene is this product can be used as a liner as well as a lipstick it is a chubby lipstick come lip liner which comes with the shop no and that's how you can use it as a lipstick as well as as a liner. It comes in 8 wonderful shades and one of my favourite shades is the orangish one. The lipstick stays on a lips for a longer time and gives a nice finish. And also show the finish is matte. But it's little expensive but if you are getting a lip liner and lipstick in one then it's a great deal to look out for. Also as a using it for eyeliner as lipstick you need to sharpen it quite often.
Cools and massages eyes
Easy to use
Takes time to work
Does not work on dark circles
Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector was on my wishlist since a very long time and and this was known by my husband and one day he surprised me by gifting it to me. Now I have hereditary dark circles problem and I have tried innumerable ways to feed them away but they doesn't work so well on it. Hence I am always on a lookout for products I cream gel or whatsoever that can be used on my dark circles to lighten them a way to fade them away. so when I got this I was damn excited to use it and I religiously used it for around a month and after a month I am not at all satisfied with its result . The only thing I loved about it is that the tip is of metal which helps in massaging over the festive area and gives a nice cooling sensation. Not coming to the results as I said there was no no clear results dark circles was still there it did not fade away as it promoted. Can I use it for a longer time that is for one month and I was definitely looking out for a positive result but I was very disappointed. Also the products are quite expensive Sophia paying hefty amount you expect results but here the case wasnt the same.
Comes with 7 professional tools
Easy to use
Contains a magnifying mirror
My makeup is incomplete if I do not do my eyebrows I do not feel them and shape them properly hence I am always on a lookout for products which will make my eyebrows look good because a good shaped eyebrows can make your look and at the same time if your eyebrows are are not shaped properly they are not team properly it can definitely break your look. Milani brow fix kit is the perfect product for someone who loves using eyebrow products because it is a kit which contains all the essentials one needs to shape their eyebrows. if you travel a lot this is a must have in your vanity as it's compact and it has seven tools to make your your face look perfect. I love the fact that it comes with it tweezer as well because at times you do not get proper time to go to the parlour to fix your eyebrows and that is when this tweezer comes in handy. it also has two brushes one to fill in the gaps and want to give a nice shape also it has a highlighter to highlight the highest point of the eyebrows to give a defined look. I do not have anything negative to say about it as this is such a necessity if you are travelling. Wish it was not that expensive but at the same time it's an investment for a longer time.
Easy to use
Sculpts and tames brows
A good eyebrows makes your face look standout and if your eyebrows are not came properly it definitely breaks the look. we Indians are naturally born with good fuller and thick along with dark pigmented eyebrows. And if you tame and shape it properly it gives a wonderful dimension to your face making it look sharp and chiseled. I have a natural dark eyebrows which and dark and thick but there are few gaps in between which I love to fill it up. I got my hands on Maybelline brow drama promade crayon and it's so so good. It glides on so smoothly and stays on for a longer period. The pigmentation is dark enough to fill in the gaps. Also it's budget friendly and not heavy in the pocket. Also it comes in 4 different shades which is suitable for all skin type. I prefer using a dark brown shade for a more natury look rather than black as it gives a fake unnatural look.
Evens out complexion
Doesn’t oxidize and crease
So I have a skin which is an even and I have a lot of pigmentation marks and blemishes too. so the area around my mouth around my nose and obviously the dark circles are of major concern and whenever I apply my base these dark spots pops out like anything. So I always apply a nice concealer and conceal my problematic areas first and then I apply my foundation. But finding the perfect concealer which does the job well and hides my imperfections is a big g big task. Finally I got my hands on Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer and I am so much in love with it. It blends fantastically, hides the dark circles and the dark problematic area wonderfully and it's makes my base look so so flawless. It has a lovely consistency and it is light weight too. although it's a bit on higher prize but it does the job so well I don't mind spending on it. Foundations and concealers from this particular brand has always been my favorite.
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.
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