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Easy to apply
Brush doesn't blend the blush well
Avon True Color Luminous Blush This is a single blush shade that comes in a black plastic container along with a small brush and a mirror attached to the lid. There are 6 subtle shades in this range that suit almost all skin types and most of the Indian skin tones. The texture of these blushes is smooth and provide an hint of shine to the face. The color payoff is good too and can be used as minimal as required for a light flushed look or build up to compliment heavy makeup look. The brush provided cannot be used as it is not fluffy to blend the blush well.
100% cellulose sheet
Suits sensitive skin
Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin
Innisfree has launched many ranges of sheet masks, and "My real squeeze" is one such among them. The sheet mask is moderately sized and fits large faces too. It is made up of plant-derived, cellulose material so they're all non-irritating. After applying this sheet mask you’ll feel like you have a second layer of skin protecting you. It is for a single use only but it has a generous amount of serum that can be used on neck, either by another person by soaking a dry sheet mask capsule in this serum or stored for later. This green tea variant is specially curated for oily skin and those who are prone to acne. It shows instant visible glow and hydration. Upon consistently using the same variant at least 2 times a week for a month, oily shine, acne, pimples and all such problems can be greatly reduced.
Easy to use
NYX 3 Steps To Sculpt Face Sculpting Palette is compartmentalized into 3 sections, offering 3 shades that are for Highlighting, Contouring and Illuminating. In this range, 4 palettes are available that suit fair to dark skin tones but extremely fair or dark skinned people might not be able to find the perfect match for their skin tone among any of these palettes. The texture of these shades is smooth and doesn't look cakey even when built up for a dramatic look. They blend very seamlessly with a makeup brush or a beauty sponge. When used with a light hand, contour can also be used a bronzer and illuminator imparts a glowy finish to the face while the highlighter adds a hint of shine.
Easy to apply
Not water proof
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick comes in a retractable bullet form. It offers medium to light coverage. Upon 3 swipes it gives a bright pop of color to the lips. The texture is creamy and glides smoothly over the lips. This range includes 12 bright and vibrant shades that suit all Indian skin tones and are perfect for heavy makeup looks. All the shades are moisturizing enough and doesn't require any lip product prior to application. But these are not transfer proof, kiss proof and water resistant. Reapplication is needed every 4 hours.
Long staying power
Makes lashes voluminous
Requires strong makeup remover
I love this Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara for its packaging! The quirky bottle is sure to attract everybody's attention. The mascara wand is fuller and coats even the inner lashes as well. It gives a fuller appearance to the lashes with a single swipe and requires 3 coats for a dramatic look. This is a water proof mascara. It stays for a good 9 hours and requires a strong makeup remover for its removal. For everyday use, non-water proof mascara can be bought of the same range.
Thick creamy texture
Makes hair manageable
Not for oily hair
Doesn't treat split ends
Doesn't reduce hair fall
L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Conditioner is suitable for color dyed and treated hair. It works on 5 hair problems, hence the name. It comes in a white bottle with a red cap, just like the shampoo and hair serum of the same range. The packaging of the bottle is sturdy enough to take along during travelling. This conditioner has a sweet fragrance which lingers on hair for a day after wash. It feels heavy for oily hair, doesn't treat split ends and hair fall as per the claims.
100% synthetic brush
This MAC Blush Brush 116 works with creamy as well as powder blushes. The bristles are densely packed, trimmed into round shape for a fuller look. It can also be used to apply loose powder, contour and for baking the face as well. Care should be taken not to keep the wooden handle in water for long as this might cause rusting of ferrule and the wood might also swell and come out of the covering. Other than expensive price range, this brush is beginner friendly and has multiple purposes.
Densely packed bristles
Bobbi Brown Cat Eye Long Wear Gel Eyeliner & Brush Set has two gel liners and an eyeliner applicator. One shade is jet black and the other is deep mauve. The brush is very short with soft, densely packed bristles. It makes the application smoother and precise. The texture of both the shades is creamy, upon drying, they give matte finish. Can be applied for a long day wear as they don't smudge for a long time and don't irritate eyes.
No frequent sharpening
Gentle on lips
Lakme Perfect Definition Lip Liner Pencils come in 4 pretty shades. "Go Grape" is my favorite amongst all. It is a light purple colour. It gives good colour payoff even on pigmented lips when applied in two coats. The tip is sturdy and doesn't requires sharpening every now and then. One thing to note is that these lip liners don't have ultra creamy texture. Therefore, I use a heavy moisturizer, lip balm or a lip butter to moisturize my lips prior to applying this lip liner.
Prevents bacterial and viral infection
Quick drying formula
Light gel-like texture
Contains perfumed gel base
I've been using this Lifebuoy Total 10 Hand Sanitizer for more than a year now and I'm loving it. The bottle is small sized and pocket friendly. The clear bottle helps me keep the track of the amount left. The nozzle is of perfect size to dispense the product. It has runny gel like consistency and gets absorbed quickly. Its fragrance is mild and kinda floral+alcoholic. This sanitizer dries right away without making my hands feeling dry. The fragrance also goes away after 5 minutes or so which I look up for any hand sanitizer that I buy.
Doesn’t dry lips
Removes easily with a makeup cleanser
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick range of lipsticks is available in 16 matte shades. The formula of these lipsticks is creamy and and gives a matte finish upon dying. I've the shade "Electric Coral". It is perfect coral shade that suits medium to dusky Indian skin tones. This lipstick is not transfer proof but stays for a good 5 hours without smudging. It keeps the lips moisturized nourished throughout the day. For its removal I use the Bioderma makeup cleanser, this helps it remove completely just in one swipe.
No stripping of color
Enhances color longevity
Doesn’t lather well
Shades are available for selected hair colors
Crazy Color Shampoo is specially formulated to enhance the longevity of the hair color. It has a quirky and very attractive packaging. It is free of sulphates and other harmful chemicals. This shampoo enhances the vibrancy of the color and also makes it stay for longer period than usual. It has only 4 shade variants:- Pink, Blue, Purple and Red. Dryness and split ends which is usually observed after a temporary and permanent hair color can be prevented by using this shampoo regularly.
Gives soft glow
Illuminating and sparkling look
Multiple layers needed for dark skin
No mirror and applicator
This Lakme Absolute Illuminating Blush Shimmer Brick has 4 shades in a single palette that mostly compliment evening party makeup. All the shades add a soft color along with a hint of shimmer to the cheeks. The powders are finely milled and tightly pressed. The texture is smooth and can be applied best with fingers. It doesn't come with a blush brush or any sort of applicator. The packaging is flimsy and the lid might come off when dropped accidentally. Also, there is no mirror provided along with this product. This illuminating blush brick comes only in one variant and this suits fair to medium skin tone. For dusky beauties, these blushes has to be applied in heavy amount to get the actual color payoff.
Good for oily skin
The packaging of this LA Girl Pro Setting Spray is travel friendly and pocket friendly too. The spray nozzle has several minute pores that provide a full coverage mist. The best thing about this setting spray is that it doesn't have any added fragrance and it is 100% vegan. I'd highly recommend this setting spray for oily skin lasses and to those who doesn't like makeup sprays of heavy density. It keeps the makeup intact throughout the day, controls oil production to a great extent and gives a flawless makeup look. Get it for long night parties or for bridal makeup.
Absorbs excess oil
Retains natural moisture
Provides oil balance for up to 8 hrs
Gives matte finish
Lacto Calmine is a water based lotin with Tri action formula that absorbs excessive oil and leaves the skin shine free all day. This particular variant is best suited for oily to normal skin people. The active ingredients in this lotion are Kaolin clay and Glycerine. Kaolin absorbs excess oil from the skin without striping the natural oils. Glycerin locks in moisture while keeping the skin hydrated. It also contains Zinc oxide that unclofs pores and thus preventing any pimple causing bacterial growth. The formula is non greasy, water based and alcohol free hence suitable for daily use. The lotion comes in a sturdy plastic bottle with a screw on cap. Its wide mouth spills more product than required so one needs to be watchful while taking out the lotion. It is pink colored lotion and has very fragrant smell but not bothering at all. The lotion tends to be runny when newly bought but thickens with time. It is better to shake the bottle before every use. It is my all time favourite and a indeed a holy grail product. I've been using it since 5ish years and I swear by its formulation It's my everyday go to makeup+skincare product that I can't miss in my daily regime. Be it for a no-makeup makeup look or to create a flawless base for my makeup, this lotion has been my all time pal everyday and always it will be.
Contains the goodness of charcoal
Not for sensitive and acne-prone skin
This face pack by Fabindia has activated charcoal as its key ingredient. 100gms product retails for 360/-Rs. It comes in a tube packaging. It doesn't has any district fragrance. Thus face pack is specially formulated for oily skin. It deeply cleanses the skin and removes maximum dirt and oily shine. Post wash, my face feels squeaky clean and bright. One tube lasts me for 4 months and it has a shelf life of 3 years.
Contains the goodness of charcoal
Not for sensitive and acne-prone skin
This face pack by Fabindia has activated charcoal as its key ingredient. 100gms product retails for 360/-Rs. It comes in a tube packaging. It doesn't has any district fragrance. Thus face pack is specially formulated for oily skin. It deeply cleanses the skin and removes maximum dirt and oily shine. Post wash, my face feels squeaky clean and bright. One tube lasts me for 4 months and it has a shelf life of 3 years.
Great substitute for white liner
No sharpener provided
NYX Professional Makeup Faux Whites Eye Brightener This range includes 8 shades of eye pencils in pretty pastels. All the shades has several uses like applying them as an eyeliner, to brighten the inner eye area or as an eye shadow for subtle eye makeup look. The texture is creamy and smooth. It glides very easily and gives a good color payoff. I own 6 shades of this range and mostly use these eye pencils as a liner. The staying power is of 4 hours at max. In humid climate the color wears off much faster. The ends of these pencils are color coded. This makes it much easier for me to pick the right shade every time.
Suitable for all skin types
Free from mineral oil and artificial flavors
No synthetic colors
Natural skin remedy
Not completely pure
Kasthuri Manjal is actually Wild Turmeric. It is more effective in treating skin problems than the regular tumeric which is used in culinary purposes. Bipha Ayurveda Kasthuri Manjal is a powder face pack that can be used with rose water or plain tap water. This powder is finely milled and does not feel harsh even on my oily, sensitive skin. As per the claims, I didn't see any changes in my facial hair growth. But it lightens dark spots, reduces pigmentation and brightens natural complexion.
Suitable for all skin types
Heavy glass jar
Lotus Herbals Papayablem Papaya N Saffron Anti Blemish Cream suits all skin types. The unique combination of papaya and saffron makes the formulation very powerful to work on skin concerns from the first use itself. It also contains Clove, Apricot and Almond oil. Clove reduces dark spots, pigmentation and scarring. Apricot works as a natural exfoliator and removes dead skin. Papaya removes tan and pigmentation. Saffron helps in soon lightening and brightening. With all these ingredients, almond oil provides enough moisturization to keep the akin supple and deeply nourished. The only down side that I have with this product is the bulky glass container this cream comes in. Clearly, it is not the most hygienic type of packaging and is definitely not travel friendly. All over the fragrance and texture of this cream is to die for!! It shows results within a week itself. But consistency is the key to get rid of all skin problems, so better to use it for a not longer time even when visible results are observed.
Great shade range
Medium buildable coverage
LA Girl Hd Pro Face Pressed Powder is very compact and easy to carry. It comes with a mirror and a powder puff. The shade range is very vast with 15 shades to choose from. This powder can be applied alone for a no makeup look or can be topped over foundation. It gives a matte finish and looks like skin when I apply it without any foundation. This compact powder keeps my face oil free all day. Flawless look can be achieved with this powder by not overloading the base makeup with this powder. Otherwise it might result a cakey makeup look which nobody desires.
Retractable twist mechanism
Smooth creme finish
No sharpening needed
Suitable for daily wear
Easy to apply
Average staying power
Not transfer proof
Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Creme is a jumbo lip crayon plus bullet lipstick sort of thing that can be used as a lip liner as well as to fill the entire lips as a lipstick. It looks like a lip crayon but actually has a bullet lipstick like twist mechanism. The formulation is creamy and smooth. It glides smoothly over lips with ease. This nude shade is a must have from this entire range. It gives creme finish to lips with a hint of shine. The color payoff is good and it stays for more than 4 hours without smudging. The color is not transfer proof or kiss proof.
Finely milled shimmer
Can be used wet or dry
Vast shade range
Suits all Indian skin tones
A little chalky
Incolor Baking Highlighter gives a nice sheen to the face. The pigmentation is remarkable. It glides smoothly and can be used by all skin types. Incolor has vast range of shades that normally isn't available in any brand. It offers 13 luxurious shades that suit all Indian skin tones. It can be applied with fingers and also by using a fan brush. Dry application gives a subtle shine to the face while using it wet provides a dramatic highlight and compliments heavy face makeup.
Easy to apply
Bronzer is shimmery
Lakme Absolute Moon-Lit Highlighter is actually a highlighter and contour duo. The highlighter has a pink undertone and the contour is of bronze shade. The texture of both the powders is chalky and has minute shimmer particles. It can be used as dry or wet and on all skin types. To achieve dramatic glow and chiseled look it should be applied wet. It claims to be a limited edition of the Absolute range but it is always available on Nykaa and most beauty stores. Availability is never a problem to get this highlight and contour duo palette.
Conceals wrinkles, imperfections, and fine lines
Offers sheer to medium coverage
Available in 20 shades
Contains several silicones
Not travel friendly
Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation comes in a compact powder like packaging. It has two compartments, one has the pressed powder foundation and the other is for keeping the makeup sponge. The lid is provided with a mirror. The packaging might sound travel friendly but if this case gets a few jostles in the hand bag or accidentally drops down then the foundation might crack or break entirely. It contains several types of silicones which is a pro and also a con. Because it suits even the driest skin type, conceals imperfections pores, and fills in fine lines but also clogs pores in the long run. The texture is smooth and provides flawless finish but the coverage is not buildable. Infact, it results in a cakey look if tried to do so. This foundation is more on the expensive side, and getting the right shade can be tricky, (among 20 shades) specially when buying this foundation online.
Easy to apply
Long staying power
Oriflame The ONE Illuskin Foundation is available in 4 different shades to compliment all skin types. I'm in the shade Natural beige as I've medium skin tone. This foundation is very light weight. It doesn't feel heavy even on my oily skin. It gives medium to light coverage but for heavy coverage, it can be build up with a wet beauty sponge. It comes on a glass bottle provided with a pump. The texture of this foundation is creamy and gives a flawless appearance with a dash of glow. It also has an SPF 20 so I don't bother applying a physical sunscreen beneath my makeup. I just top thus foundation with a compact powder that also has sun protection factor.
Grooms brows well
Faces Mascara And Eyebrow Brush is a dual sided eyebrow brush and comes with an angular brush at one end and a spoolie at the other end. The angular brush can be used for precise eye liner application. And the spoolie can be used to tame eyebrows as well as to apply mascara. The bristles of the brush are soft and densely packed. The bristles of the angular brush and the spoolie are natural and synthetic. Hence they are easy to clean too. Such dual sided brushes are very convenient to use and are great space savers.
Professional spoolie brush
Contains synthetic fibers
Can be used to groom brows
Ineffective in mascara application
MAC Lash Brush – 204 brush claims to be suitable for mascara application and to groom the brows. But the bristles are tough to be used for mascara. The fibers are synthetic and densely packed. It separates the brow hair and also distributes the product very well. It can be used to tame eye brows using a brow pencil, brow gel as well brow tint.
Fresh perky aroma
Makes hair manageable
Contains sulfate and silicone
Doesn’t remove oil properly
Sunsilk Perfect Straight Lock Shampoo is specially formulated for dry and frizzy hair. The silk protein in it claims to lock in the hair's natural oils and keep them silky. This is true and it keeps the frizz at bay. The shampoo has mild fragrance that lingers only for an hour or so. It keeps hair manageable post wash. Extremely dry hair will need to use a conditioner after shampooing for its maximum benefit.
Poor staying power
Not smudge-proof and waterproof
SoulTree Kajal is the first kohl I've come across that has organic ghee! It is a lipstick like kohl and comes in a luxurious packaging that is sure to attract everybody's attention. The shade of this kajal/kohl is jet black. It glides smoothly over the eye lid as well on the water line. Organic ghee, Cocoa butter and Camphor are its key ingredients that make this kajal different from others. The draw backs I had with this is that it requires sharpening that leads to a lot of product wastage and it also smudges within 4 hours if application.
Provides instant hydration
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Serum comes in a clear glass bottle with a black spray nozzle. This serum is good for dry skin because of the intense amount of hydration it provides. It can also be used as anti-aging serum. The Vit-C, Clary sage and Olive extracts reduce the signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines etc. The formula is light weight and doesn't clog pores, hence ideal to be used as a night time facial serum.
Doesn’t cause breakouts
No side effects
This face wash is suitable for women as well as men. It is specially curated for normal skin but can be used on all skin types. PACKAGING:- the blue plastic tube with a white flip open cap makes the product very travel-friendly. It retails for 85/- INR for 55ml products. One can easily find it at any physical local beauty store, supermarkets as well as buy online. QUALITY:- this face wash is gel-based and lathers well. It has a faint men's deo like a fragrance that isn't bothering at all, as it goes right away after rinsing the face. It has Parabens, Permitted fragrance, and Sulphates. MY EXPERIENCE:- I've oily skin and whenever I use this face wash it feels refreshing because of the fragrance and it leaves my skin looking fresh and clean without making it dry. Castor oil, Glycerine, Vitamine-E, and Hydra-IQ In it lock in the skin's natural oils and prevent dryness. If you're someone with dry skin then this face wash won't cause you any troubles but make sure to use a moisturizer afterward. Because of its a mild formula, it can be used as a daily face wash to remove dirt and deeply purify the skin.
Subtle rose fragrance
Claims to have sin protection but doesn't mention SPF
Lakme Rose Powder is a loose makeup powder that can be used on a daily basis. It is available in two shades:- 01-Soft Pink and 02-Warm Pink. PACKAGING:- They come in a round, plastic container with a screw-on lid. A porous tray is provided inside along with a powder puff. QUALITY:- Both the shades are priced at 160/-Rs. for 40gm. According to the packaging, both provide sun protection. Though there is nowhere mentioned how much SPF the product offers. The soft pink shade has only a tint of pink to it and is suitable for fair to medium skin tones. The WarmPink shade is deep pink in color and suits dusky skin tones with a pink undertone. The fragrance is rose like-very mild that fades in some time. MY EXPERIENCE:- I use the Soft Pink shade on a daily basis. Upon application, it gives a matte finish to my oily skin and doesn't look patchy at all. The powder is finely milled and has a smooth texture. Hence I also use this powder for baking my makeup. FINAL VERDICT:- If one does not intend to use a compact powder on a daily basis or is in search of an affordable loose powder, then this rose powder is exactly what you need. It is available only in two shades but both of them suit all Indian skin tones!!
No visible fairness
Revlon Touch And Glow Advanced Fairness Face Wash is specially formulated for oily to combination skin. I experience oily shine all over my face when I wake up every morning. So I thought to give this face wash a try. It comes in a tube packaging. The texture is creamy and lathers well. The fragrance is sweet and more like floral. This face wash deeply cleanses my skin and removes all the dirt and impurities. As it contains witch hazel extracts, it gives a tingling sensation while I lather it on my face. Post wash, it leaves my skin looking clear and oil free. As for the fairness claims, it imparts a natural glow that is only for a temporary period of time.
Perfectly defines eyes
Long staying power
Ultra precise applicator
No shade range
Lakme Absolute Gloss Artist Eyeliner comes in a beautiful matte black tube. It is available only in one shade:- Intense black. The applicator has a very pointy end for precise application. It gives a glossy shine post drying. I find this liquid liner a bit more expensive than other liners, as it has only 2.5ml of product and retails for 650/-Rs. Because of its glossy finish and the ultra-precise applicator I wanted to give this liquid liner a try and I'm loving it so much! It has 2 years of shelf life, but I managed to finish it just in 3 months.
Ideal for daily wear
Available in various colors
This Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper is actually a tinted brow gel. It comes in 5 pigmented shades:- Dark ash brown; Rich warm brown; Blonde brown; Brownish red and Rich red-brown. All shades are close to brown color. Hence picking a shade is easy from this wide variety. Mine are black brows (not jet black) and Blonde brown shade suits me well. The eyebrow wand is sturdy and its bristles are a bit harsh as compared to a mascara wand. This is to ensure the good distribution of the gel on the brow and keep it intact for a longer time. I love the formulation of this brow shaped and also the wand. Might buy another one of this bottle in a darker shade soon.
Expert foot moisturizer
Apt for dry feet
Prevents foot odor
Ineffective on severe skin damage
The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue is a foot cream formulated to repair cracked heels and dry feet. It comes in a tub container. The texture of the cream is smooth and has a satin finish to it. It looks like pink cotton candy. The fragrance is just like Wrigley’s Spearmint gum :). 100ml tub retails for 995/-Rs. (The price may slightly vary if you purchase it from online websites) This foot care cream doesn't do miracles overnight like treating callus, repairing deeply cracked feet and such severe problems but it heals dry and cracked heels, helps prevent fungal and bacterial toe infections and athlete's foot.
All skin types
Unisex shower gel
100% soap-free formula
Doesn't cause leaks or spills
Palmolive Aroma Therapy Absolute Relax Shower Gel comes in a translucent purple plastic bottle. The cap shuts tight and doesn't cause any spills even when kept along with luggage. Hence it is perfect to carry for travels. Palmolive Aroma Therapy Shower gel is available in 2 more variants:- Sensual and Morning tonic. This particular Absolute Relax variant smells very refreshing. It lathers well when used with a loofah or a bath sponge. If you don't want to spulrge on body washes then this shower gel is an affordable option to spend to get. Availability is never an excuse to buy this shower gel as all three variants can be easily found on online beauty websites as well as in physical beauty stores and supermarkets.
Enriched with 3 oils
Restores hair health
Treats dry and damaged hair
Makes hair stronger
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner contains nutritive and moisture enriched ingredients that specifically suit dry, damaged, bleached and color-treated hair. This conditioner is absolutely paraben-free. The fragrance is very soothing and kinda floral. As it is formulated with Almond oil, Olive oil, and Avocado oil, this conditioner makes hair more manageable post-wash. Olive oil promotes stronger hair and strengthens hair shafts. Avocado oil is very beneficial in promoting a healthy scalp. This hair conditioner doesn't make hair greasy, so it can also be used on normal hair types. It doesn't add volume or bounce to the hair bit makes them soft and silky.
Blendable and buildable
Dual sided brush
LA Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Palette comes in 4 different palettes with a varied range of color shades. The Nude palette is the best pick for neutral and mute shade lovers. 12 playful shades are provided in all palettes along with a dual-sided brush. It has a sponge applicator at one end and an eye shadow packing brush at the other end. The wide mirror on the palette's lid makes the application very easy. The shades in this Nude palette also include a cream shade that also serves as a subtle highlighter and a dark brown shade that can be used as a contour as well. Overall, the color shades of this palette are very versatile. They've a good color payoff and are well pigmented.
4 in 1 palette
Smooth and silky texture
Ingredients are not mentioned
Doesn't have a mirror
Lakme 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow is a 4 in 1 eye shadow palette. It comes with a dual-sided brush. Both ends are provided with a sponge applicator. This range of Quartet eye shadow palette has 4 shade variants. All contain 2 light and 2 dark shades. All the shades are pigmented enough to give a vibrant look. They don't have a much if fallout. The downside of these palettes that I find is that the sponge applicator can be barely used. And there is no mirror provided. But as per the price range, this quartet range is affordable and is a good option to invest if you're a beginner in creating eye looks and don't want to splurge on eye shadow palettes.
Gorgeous shade range
Flawless matte finish
Super-soaked matte colors
Needs setting spray or powder to make them last longer.
This Full Throttle Shadow Stick range by NYX Professional Makeup is available in 9 vibrant and playful shades. I've got a vibrant blue and yellow shade. They've a super bright and matte formula. A lil goes a long way, especially over a white or light base. These shades are super easy to set with powder or with a makeup setting spray. They are easy to blend, buildable and highly pigmented.
Requires a separate wide sharpener
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks are available in 10 shades. I own the black shade that not only serves as an eye shadow bit works great as a matte eyeliner too. The powder eye shadows are tough to use to create a smokey eye look. This is where these eye shadow sticks come into play. The formula is blendable, highly pigmented and smudge-proof. They are provided with a clear plastic cap for hygienic purposes and also for easy identification of the shade.
Easy to apply
Not very long-lasting
Multiple swipes cause crumbling
Elle 18 Water-Resistant Color Pop eyeliners are available in 4 vibrant shades. Brown and grey are for everyday looks and green and blue shades can be used for party makeup looks. The applicator of these liners is thin and helps in precise application of the product. It has smooth formula that glides easily over the lash line. These shades give a glossy shine post drying. So if you want a change from everyday matte or shimmery eye liners then these shades are the best choice to spend on.
Wide range of shades
Glides on smoothly
Does not get streaky or patchy
Unevenly pigmented shades
Require 2 coats for vibrant look
Lakme 9 To 5 Long Wear Nail Color has a wide range of 25 shades. The colors can be chosen to wear for every occasion. The colors easily last for 3 days without a topcoat. Removal of these nail paints is also very easy. Along with providing vibrant color, these colors add a slight shine to the nails. All shades require 2 coats for a vibrant look.
Travel-friendly tube packaging
Ideal for daily use
Hydrates and conditions skin
No brightening effect
Lotus Herbals Jojobawash face wash has Jojoba oil, Almond oil, and Vit-E oil as its main ingredients. It is a chemical-free, herbal face wash that can be used every day. It comes in a tube packaging which is very travel-friendly. Due to the presence of nourishing oils in it, this face wash is ideal to be used on dry skin. Post wash, it leaves the skin deeply cleansed as moisturized.
Long staying power
Makes eyeshadows vibrant
Extends eyeshadow wear
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Base This eye shadow primer makes all types of eye shadow formulations to last longer. It is available in 4 shades to complement different skin tones and to use under nearly similar eye shadow shades. It works with creamy, stick as well as powder eye shadows. The precise sponge applicator makes the application of the product hassle-free and so much easier.
Leakage-proof tub packaging
Contains natural oils
Available only in one shade
The Innisfree Tapping Lip Concealer is a miracle product for pigmented lips in which almost all lip colors payoff a different shade. This concealer provides a flawless base and tones down the pigmentation. It works well on all kinds of lipstick formulations. From liquid, matte, glossy and lip crayons one can use this concealer under every shade of any brand. As it contains Shea butter and Camellia oil, there's no looking back to apply another coat of a lip balm. As this concealer is enough to add nourishment to the lips.
Makes skin soft
Doesn’t dry skin
Not for sensitive skin
This mud pack is an ultimate boon for all kinds of skin concerns. The key ingredients of this pack are Fuller's earth (multani mitti); Walnut and Mineral clay. The hero of this product, Multani mitti lightens dark spots, unclogs pores and overall clears the skin tone. MY EXPERIENCE:- I've oily skin and whenever I get any breakouts or dullness, I apply a thick layer of this mud pack and wash off after when slightly damp. It instantly brightens up my face and removes all the excessive oil. The tube is very travel friendly. It retails for 135/- Rs. for 100gm product. The whole tube lasts for a good 6 months for me when used thrice a month. Though the product is specially formulated for combination to oily skin, those with normal skin type can also use it.
Convenient crayon packaging
Suitable for daily use
Wide shade range
Long staying power
Not transfer proof
Smudges after 3 hours
Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lipstick is actually a jumbo lip crayon. The tip of these lip crayons is sturdy enough and doesn't break easily. It is provided with an opaque black plastic cap to maintain the hygiene of the product. This range includes 22 shades ranging from nudes, pinks, browns and corals. The texture of these lip crayons is creamy. It glides smoothly over the lips and can be used as a precise lip liner as well as to fill the lips with color as a lipstick. The good thing about this lip crayon is that it also comes with a sharpener. It is enriched with Shea butter, Vit-E and nourishing oils that make the application so much smoother. This lipstick lasts for more than 3 hours without smudging. It is not transfer proof. All the lip colors of this range leave the lips moisturized post removal.
Sweat resistant formula.
Can be worn under makeup.
Doesn't leave a white cast behind.
Gets easily absorbed.
Might cause breakouts on sensitive skin.
Not moisturizing enough for dry skin types.
Nivea Moisturising Sun Lotion has a broad spectrum UV protection. It is available in two variants, SPF30 and SPF50. They've non sticky and water resistant formula with PA++, UVA and UVB protection system. Below is my review on SPF 30 variant. PACKAGING:- the blue plastic bottle has a yellow flip open cap, provided with a small pore. It is absolutely travel friendly and doesn't cause leaks. It is available in different size options:-75ml; 125ml & 200ml at affordable prices and can be easily found in physical stores as well as online stores. QUALITY:- this sunscreen lotion has a lightweight, creamy texture. It has a very mild fragrance similar to Nivea body lotion. It has alcohol, so might cause breakouts on sensitive skin and can be not moisturizing enough for dry skin types. MY EXPERIENCE:- this sunscreen suits my oily skin. It gets absorbed very easily and doesn't leave a white cast behind. SPF 30 almost protects my skin from tan but I still prefer getting a sunscreen with higher SPF during hot summers. Being a sweat resistant formula, it can also be worn under makeup.
Sulfate & Paraben free
Does not lather well
Can be drying for dry hair
Can induce hair lice!
Increased my hair fall.
Doesn't provide any nourishment to hair
I've never been as much disappointed by any Himalaya Herbals product as this anti hair fall shampoo. It claims to reduce hair fall and provide nourishment to hair but in reality, it does neither of the two. It comes in two size variants, regular 100ml bottle & 200ml pump dispenser bottle. I got myself the 100ml one for 70/- Rs. PACKAGING:- the plastic white bottle has a green flip cap that fits securely. The shampoo is milky white and has runny consistency. It has mild floral fragrance. MY EXPERIENCE:- just in first two washes, it caused me more hair fall and literally infested my hair with head lice!! Moreover, it is not for dry hair, this shampoo makes it more frizzy instead. I've always been a fan of their products, but this shampoo didn't work for me and any of my family members. FINAL VERDICT:- doesn't stand upto its claims. I will never buy this variant from Himalaya Herbals neither recommend to any one.
Definines and volumizes lashes
Both the wands are precise
Way too black to look natural
This is a 2 in one mascara and comes in only one shade- Carbon Black. As the name suggests, it comes with 2 mascara wands, both provided at the same side, one inside the other. The large brush gives you that dramatic, voluminous lash look. The small brush is perfect for lighter, more natural looks. Honestly, this is not my holy grail mascara. The shade is way too black to look natural. I don't know if it is only with the bottle that I've purchased, but the formula is runny but still, somehow it manages to clump post application. After finishing this mascara, I'm surely not gonna buy another one of this but I'm keeping the wands :) They are very precise and add a lot of volume, length and drama to my eyes when I use them with other mascaras. The best thing about this Mascara container is that you can recycle it at any MAC store!
Provides a natural flawless finish
No streaky and cakey look
Compact and soft bristles
Easy to clean on a cleansing pad
MAC 196 Brush is a foundation brush that works well with all kinds of formulations, Creamy, Loose powder and Compact foundations. It has synthetic bristles and a wooden handle. The top is slightly slanted to work the product on the sides of the nose, under the ear and on the chin. It doesn't soak up much product as the bristles are not natural. The dense hair give a flawless finish to the face. Even after hours of application, my foundation did not crease which otherwise does when applied with other foundation brushes. It is a normal sized brush so handling will surely not be a problem even for those who are new at using makeup brushes. Cleaning this brush is also very easy. I just add a blob of cleanser onto a makeup brushes cleaning pad and swirl this brush over it, rinse and hang it to dry.
Easy to clean
Made from synthetic fibers
Not for foundation as per the claims
NYX Pro Blending Brush is an eye shadow blending brush. It is easily available on several online websites but finding it in physical beauty stores is merely a luck. This brush is very fluffy and has dense hair. It applies all kinds of eye shadow formulations with much ease. Be it a shimmery one, creamy or matte eye shadow I never had to apply pressure to add the color on my eyelids. It merges two colors very seamlessly. Even while creating a smokey eye look I never experienced a muddy look while using this blending brush. The handle is of wood, so make sure not keep it in water for long time while cleaning this brush as the wood might swell and come out of the varnish covering.
Leaves skin smooth
Provides immense moisture
Fiama Blakcurrant & Bearberry Radiant Glow Gel Bar is a gel body wash and is perfect for all skin types. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a purple flip open cap. The consistency is gel and runny. The fragrance is amazing and smells just like a mix of black currant and berries. Only a small amount of this gel is required to wash the entire body. Using body washes along with a loofah or a bath sponge is a better option than physically applying them like a soap. This way, the body wash lathers well and the loofah or bath sponge exfoliats the skin meanwhile, removing all the dead skin for the body. This gel body wash leaves my entire body feeling smooth and immensely moisturized post bath. It is a very affordable option to buy if one does not want to spulrge on body washes.
Travel-friendly portable packaging
No unique shades
NYX Professional Makeup Beauty School Dropout 101 Eyeshadow Palette is a pocket friendly option to carry along on vacays or trips. It is available in two shade variants. The colors it offers can not only be used as eye shadows but the lightest, cream shade serves as a highlighter and the deep brown shades can be used for bronzing as well according to the skin tone. These eye shadows are finely milled and slightly shimmery. The pigmentation is amazing. They don't give much of a fallout. The texture is very smooth, can also be applied with fingers with much ease. From subtle college or office look to glam evening eye makeup, so many types of eye looks can be created from both of these palettes.
Does not dry out skin
Not for Sandalwood oil sensitive skin
Godrej No 1 Sandal And Turmeric Soap is available in almost all physical stores. This soap is a very budget friendly option for oily skin people. Infused with the goodness of Turmeric and Sandal wood, this soap prevents many skin problems. It has high amount of TMF (Total Fatty Matter) hence, it lathers very much and the soap lasts for a quite long time. Use it as a bath and body soap or as a facial soap if nothing works to control the oily shine of your face. But as it contains Sandal wood, this soap might cause itching and little bit burning sensation post application. This mostly happens to those who are sensitive to Sandal wood oil. Therefore use it on your legs and arm first as a patch test to see how your skin reacts. There are 4 other variants of this as well:- Coconut and Neem, Rosewater and Almonds, Lime and Aloe Vera, White Lily and Aloe Vera.
Helps prevent acne
Might cause breakouts
Not ideal for all skin types
This scrub has a creamy formula that exfoliates the skin deeply without stripping the moisture. It comes in different size packs at affordable prices— 70/- Rs. for 50gms ; 130/- Rs. for 100 grams. Both the sizes have a shelf life of 3 years. The packaging is simple. Sturdy white plastic tube with tightly fit green cap. Its active ingredients are Neem and Apricot. It also contains Turmeric extracts. Neem deeply purifies the skin and prevents pimple & acnes from recurring. Turmeric works into action with its anti bacterial properties and dries out zits. Apricot shell is well known for its exfoliating property. This scrub has creamy texture with visible green and brown exfoliating granules, probably of the apricot shells. Honestly, these scrub particles are not very gentle and should not be used on sensitive skin or those who have active acne. The fragrance is like very mild neem oil and smells pleasant. This scrub effectively removes blackheads and whiteheads. The creamy formula doesn't dry out skin and leaves it clear looking and much softer. It can be used on normal, dry and slightly oily skin. People with sensitive, acne prone, excessively oily skin should avoid using it as the scrub particles might irritate the facial skin and lead to more breakouts.
Suitable for all skin types
Light on budget
Doesn't irritate skin
Good option for sensitive & acne prone skin
Does not remove waterproof makeup effectively
Doesn't lather much
It comes in a white plastic bottle with green flip cap. The pore provided on the cap dispenses small amount of product when intended to use. The 100ml bottle costs 80/- Rs. QUALITY:- it is formulated for all skin types. This cleansing milk has a runny consistency with creamy texture. The fragrance is more like herbal and milky. MY EXPERIENCE:- since I'm used to gel based cleansers, I didn't like the texture of this one as it doesn't lather much. It claims to remove light makeup which it does pretty well but not in removing eye makeup. I use it as a day time cleanser. It removes all the oily shine from my face, soothes skin and leaves it soft and health looking. FINAL WORD:- when nothing works for your ultra sensitive or acne and pimple prone skin, go buy this mild milk cleanser.
Unclogs and minimizes pores
Takes time to dry
Product leakes even when the cap is shut
Himalaya Refreshing And Clarifying Toner comes in a translucent aqua blue, plastic bottle, fitted with a green flip cap. This toner is clear and has watery consistency. The fragrance is kinda floral and lemony. It comes in two size options, 100 ml for Rs. 80/- and other in 200ml bottle. QUALITY:- this toner has Lemon and Mint as its key ingredients. Lemon deeply purifies the skin, reduces dark spots and lightens skin tone. While Mint soothes and provides hydration to the skin. This product is not 100% herbal, as it contains few chemicals too but definitely it is alcohol free. MY EXPERIENCE:- post application, I felt it tightened my pores, didn't sting even though I've oily and sensitive skin. This toner is mild, has soothing fragrance, removes dirt that is not washed off even with a cleanser. OVERALL:- can be used on dry skin too as it is alcohol free. Some oily skin people might experience oily T-zone after few minutes. Though this didn't happen anytime with me, if it does in your case then skip this toner.
Colorful lip shades
Prevents chapped lips
Doesn't has pigmentation
Lotus Herbals Lip Lush Tinted Lip Balm is available on 4 variants:- Strawberry Crush, Pink Guava Rush, Watermelon Splash, and Rosy Rose Blush. They're provided with SPF 20. All the variants have a fruity fragrance and mild taste of the respective flavour. They hydrate the lips for a good 4to6 hours and provide a sheen of tint. All the lip balms contain Kokam Butter and Shea Butter. These powerful ingredients prevent chapped lips by preventing dryness and flaky lips even in harsh winter. The pigmentation is good enough but they don't his dark pigmented lips as it claims. The packaging is very travel friendly. The bullet tube resists the jostles in the hand bag and won't break easily.
Highlights highest points
Easy to use
Easy to control
Wooden handle might swell when kept in water for long hours.
NYX Pro Fan Brush is made from densely packed synthetic bristles and a wood handle. It is perfect to use for highlighting, strobing and contouring. The bristles pick minimal product and provide a sheer finish to the face. They don't soak the creamy products as much as natural bristles, hence no product wastage. A single brush costs 1200/- Rs but it is sometimes available at 50% discount on Nykaa. With this price deal, this brush is worth the buy even for beginners. This fan brush can be used with loose powders, creamy and pressed highlighter, contour as well as blush. But its better to use this brush with loose or compact powder products. Cleaning this brush is also very easy, just a drop of mild cleanser and silicon pad is all that it needs to become brand new again. As the handle is of wood, make sure not leave the brush dipped in water for long hours. This might cause the wood to swell and eventually come out of the varnished covering that is not pretty to look at.
No shade range
On an expensive side
This eyebrow pencil is all that one needs to do the brows in a jiffy! It costs for around 500/- to 600/- Rs. for 3.2gm product. I buy it mostly from Amazon but it is also available on the NYX official website. It comes in a cardboard packaging with all the information and directions to use. Both the ends are provided with a clear plastic cap to keep the tips from catching any dust. This pencil is actually like a crayon lipstick. Both the tips are pretty tough and require a sharpener only once in a while. They have a waxy texture to keep the brows in place and glide smoothly over the brows and fill in efficiently. The brown shade is universal and suits almost all skin tones including Indian tones. (But not all) With minimal pressure it gives a light shade to the brows and with some heavy pressure, darker shade can be achieved. The other end has a pink toned highlighter. I use it under my brow arch and also on the inner corner of the eye, nose bridge and on the cheek bones. It gives a very subtle and yet flattering look to my overall face. If you're not much into brow makeup even then this pencil will be of your great help. I make the most of it by using it as an overall face highlighter, and the brown tip for my eyes. Use it as an eyeliner for a fine, smudge free liner or rub some on the eye lid for a smokey eye look. Experiment with this dual sided pencil and make the most of your bucks.
100% natural ingredients
Not waterproof orsmudge-proof
Can't use till end
Smudges after 2 hours
This kajal is easily available on almost all beauty stores as well as online. PACKAGING:- It comes in a blister pack attached to a cardboard. No unnecessary plastic packaging. The kajal is like that of bullet lipstick. A long clear cap is provided to maintain the hygiene. A 4gm tube retails for 145/-Rs. QUALITY:- There are Camphor, Liquorice & Almond oil as it's main ingredients. Due to which, the kajal smells a bit like camphor. But no worries, it doesn't irritate the eyes. MY EXPERIENCE:- The application is very smooth and requires 2 strokes for a deep black color. It claims to be smudge proof and long lasting. But it only lasts for 4-5 hours and smudges a bit even without touching. This kajal is all natural without any harmful chemicals. It provides a cooling effect to the eyes and almond oil in it provides good amount of nourishment. FINAL VERDICT:- Overall, this kajal is a good buy if you want to invest in a budget friendly, good quality kajal.
Uplifting berry aroma
Doesn't clog pores
Doesn't over exfoliate of strip lot of moisture
Available in different size variants
Clean And Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Brightening Berry is a daily use, oil-free, mild face wash. PACKAGING:- It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a blue flip open cap that is provided with a small pore to dispense the right amount of product. All the necessary information along with the ingredients list is mentioned on the back sticker. It is available in different size variants at affordable prices. The classic 100ml bottle retails for 135/-Rs. and is easily available online as well as in physical stores. QUALITY:- This face wash has gel consistency like all other Clean & Clear face washes. It contains soft microcrystalline pink granules that work as mild exfoliators. The fragrance is of sweet berries. It contains SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulphate), Petroleum, Fragrance, Mica, and several parabens. MY EXPERIENCE:- This face wash contains menthol that gives very cooling sensation after wash and remains for a good 10-15 minutes. Its name is very apt, as indeed this one feels very refreshing and gives a boost of morning energy. It doesn't clog my pores, over-exfoliate or strip lot of moisture even though I've used it every day for more than a month. FINAL VERDICT:- This face wash is a good buy and does what it claims but I won't buy another bottle of this one because of the harmful ingredients it contains.
Convenient size options
Refreshing aqua fragrance
Also available as Talc, Deo & Body wash
Cooling effect doesn't last for long
Cinthol Cool Cooling Deo Soap is a daily bath and body soap with cooling menthol. It comes in a paper like plastic cover. The soap is cool blue in color, same as the packaging. It is available in 4 other varaints:- Original, Lime, Deo and Confidence+. All variants are available in 100gm and 75gm bars. Mostly they are available in combo packs of 3+1 and 4+1 which makes a great deal to buy these bath soaps. This soap contains menthol as its key ingredient. The smell is very refreshing and its cooling effect lasts for about 2-3 hours after bath. It provides a refreshing feel and cooling sensation throughout the day and its fragrance masks the stinky odour to a great extent. This soap bar is very solid and hence lasts for a month by a single person upon regular use. If you like the fragrance and effect of this soap then you can also get the same as Talc, Deo and Body wash that are also available very easily.
Recommended by doctors
Does not dry skin
Reduces dark spots, acne scars and blemishes
Cinthol Original Soap is a bath and body soap specially formulated to treat a number of skin problems. It comes in a simple plastic cover like all other 4 variants:- Cool, Deo, Lime and Confidence+. Mostly it is available in combo packs of 3+1 and 4+1 and come in a cardboard box. This soap is green colored and has a refreshing fragrance. It contains citric acid, hence works great in reducing blemishes, acne scars and dark spots. This bar is very solid and has high amount of TFM (Total Fatty Matter). Due to which it gives lot of larger and can easily last for about a month. Like all other variants, this one also comes in 2 size options:- 100gm and 75gm bar. Also its same fragrance and effect is available as Talc, Deo and body wash.
Suitable for all skin types
Goodness of menthol
Prevents skin diseases
Not suitable for face
Dettol Cool Soap is an antibacterial bath and body soap. This crispy menthol variant is suitable for all skin types. PACKAGING:- the soap comes in a paper sort of plastic packaging. It comes in different size options, mostly at discounted prices and as combo packs. 125gm soap retails 53/-Rs. while 75gm soap bar comes at 27/-Rs. If you're a regular user of this soap, then it is better to get the 3+1 combo pack. MY EXPERIENCE:- first of all, the fragrance of this soap is very refreshing. The menthol smell and its cooling effect lasts for about 2-3 hours after bath. With its antibacterial properties, this Dettol soap variant prevents acne and dark spots on the back. It provides a refreshing feel throughout the day and prevents body odour to a great extent. This soap is a good option to buy for athletes, those who sweat a lot or have a tiring day. A night shower with this soap instantly provides freshness and relaxation.
Fights and prevents acne
Clears and lightens complexion
Comes off in one go
Not for all skin types
If you've tried the original "Wash off" Neem face pack from Himalaya Herbals, then you can imagine how good this peel off mask would be too! It is formulated with the combination of same ingredients, Neem and Turmeric, except this one also contains Xanthum gum. PACKAGING:- it comes in a sturdy white plastic tube with green flip cap. It comes in two size options: 50gm for 70/- Rs. and 100gm for 130/- Rs. MY EXPERIENCE:- this face pack has a gummy,gel like texture and smells like Neem. It is easy to apply and dries out within 15 minutes after which you can peel it off in one go. My skin becomes tighter, even toned and glowy post application. I would not recommend this to use frequently, as peel off masks make the face saggy in the long run and cause premature wrinkles. Use this peel off mask only once a month and use the wash off Neem mask every week. This way you'll get all the benefits of this wonder product without any premature aging :)
Contains natural beer
Does not need to be followed up with a conditioner
Not suitable for dry hair
This shampoo is very unique and one of it's kind. It resembles an actual beer bottle in it's aesthetics, fragrance and color too. Beer is one highly hyped product that gives instant results when used on dry and brittle hair. And this shampoo is formulated with the real nutrients and other beneficial ingredients found in real beer. MY HAIR TYPE:- normal, straight and thigh lenght hair. Sometimes in monsoon I experience frizzy hair so I've to use a good conditioning shampoo. For that I tried this beer shampoo regularly for a month, twice a week. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:- it comes in a plastic, beer like bottle with flip open cap. This amber colored shampoo has slightly runny consistency and doesn't lather much. So long hair lasses like me, have to use a lot of product to wash through the entire hair length. The fragrance is just like beer – fruity and sweet. But no worries, it goes away after a blow dry. MY EXPERIENCE:- after using this shampoo for 4 washes my hair became more silkier and manageable with much less frizz. Though it contains SLS and alcohol, it didn't dry out my hair because these chemicals are present in very little quantity. FINAL VERDICT:- the 200ml shampoo costed me 160/- rs and lasted for the whole month. Packaging and quality wise I loved using it every time. This shampoo with the goodness of beer really stands up to its claims.
High color payoff
Wide range of 20 shades
Compact and easy to carry
Not transfer proof
Requires makeup cleanser to remove
Elle18 lipsticks from Color Pops Matte Lip Color range have a satin matte finish. They are available in 20 mute and vibrant shades that suit all skin types. PACKAGING:- this range comes in a black bullet tube. The cap is opaque black which makes difficult for the color to be visible. Though the shade name and color code are provided both at the top of the cap as well as on the bottom. QUALITY:- 4.3 gm of lipstick retails for 100/-Rs. But each lipstick costed me only 85/-Rs when I got from Nykaa. The formula is nourishing and doesn't dry out lips though being matte. MY EXPERIENCE:- These lipsticks are not transfer proof. Their creamy formula is perfect for everyday college/office makeup look. I bought P21(Pink Kiss) a pretty mauve shade and P27(First Love) vibrant pink shade. The color pay off of both these shades is very intense and shows even on pigmented lips.
Doesn't reduce dark spots
Fairness claims are also false!
Ponds White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Face Wash claims to reduce dark spots and induce fairness. PACKAGING:- it comes in a travel friendly white plastic tube with transparent flip open cap. QUALITY:- 50gm product is retailed at 75/-rs. The texture is creamy and translucent (like pantene shampoo-- review on my page) that lathers well and requires pea size amount for entire face and neck. It has pleasant floral kinda fragrance that is very mild and doesn't bother sensitive noses. MY EXPERIENCE:- it totally fails at what it claims. It doesn't reduce dark spots nor lightens skin tone. I've used this face wash for more than a month, twice a day. All I could see is that it imparts temporary brightness (not fairness!) to the face after rinsing. Its just a regular creamy face wash that is easy to carry and comes at affordable price. Get it if you want something to work on acne prone or sensitive skin but not because of its claims.
Light on skin
Contains many chemicals
Nivea Skin Refining Scrub is dermatologically approved and specially formulated for normal skin. PACKAGING:- it comes in a light blue, translucent plastic tube with a white flip open cap, provided with a small nozzle to dispense the product. 150ml retails for 190/- Rs. QUALITY:- the texture is gel like with minute exfoliating particles. The fragrance is refreshing and like that of cool men's deo but it fades right after rinsing. It contains Polymer, Sodium Laureath Sulfate (SLS), Paraben and Perfume. MY EXPERIENCE:- this facial scrub can be used by all skin types. The microcrystalline particles are very gentle to be used 2-3 times a week. As it contains Glycerine, Vit-E and Hydra IQ this scrub doesn't dry out skin, thoroughly exfoliates while being gentle on the skin. FINAL VERDICT:- this scrub contains similar ingredients as the Nivea Refreshing Face Wash . It easily lasts for about 6 months upon regular use by 2 people.
Wide raneg of shades
Pleasant fruity fragrance
Every shade suits all indian skin tones
Full list of ingredients not available
Can't view the shade without removing the cap
Oriflame lipsticks from Pure Color Intense range have semi matte finish with slight shimmer. These are available in 7 deep shades that suit all Indian skin tones. PACKAGING:- the black bullet tube looks very simple and is pocket friendly. Though the tube is not sturdy enough, but it survives a few jostles in the hand bag. QUALITY:- 2.5gm of lipstick retails for 214/- Rs. One will not require to apply a lip balm before applying these lipsticks. All shades are nourishing enough and the color pay off is also intense. With one swipe they give tinted lip balm look and for deep look 3 swipes are required. MY EXPERIENCE:- packaging wise and the price these lipsticks come at makes them a must buy even for a college goer. The shade name and code is mentioned at the bottom of the tube. The solid black tube cover makes it difficult to know the shade without removing the cap. If one has many shades from this range then this might pose a problem. FINAL VERDICT:- get at least 3 shades if you come across these lipsticks. They're a must have for any lipstick hoarder or to be in a teenager's mini lipstick stash.
Pleasant fruity fragrance
Size variants are available
Contains silicones & sulphates
It comes in different size options to suit the needs & likes of the user. I've bought the 175ml bottle. The packaging is sturdy plastic, white bottle. It has all necessary information on the front and a complete list of ingredients on the back along with the directions to use. The golden flip open cap fits tightly and doesn't cause any leakage of the product. However, if this variant has become your holy grail product, then you can obviously go for the large, pump bottle which is a super saver pack. Talking about the product, the shampoo is pure white with a bit of shine, the consistency is liquid but not too runny. It lathers well and has a sweet fragrance. How this product worked for me? Well, mine are normal, straight hair and honestly, I didn't find much difference with this shampoo in terms of controlling hair fall but it reduces frizz to a great extent. I came across the conditioner of the same variant which retails for 120/-Rs. for 175ml. It has a creamy consistency and smells just like its companion shampoo. It leaves hair much smoother and manageable post wash. Both these products (shampoo and conditioner), have alcohol, sulphates and different kinds of silicones. If you're hair are very dry or frizzy, then neither of this is a good choice for you. For reference, I've added photo of the conditioner of the same variant that I use.
Contains 10 skin nutrients
Contains glycerin and vital beauty oils
Nourishing and moisturizing
Great for winters
Not for oily skin
Complete ingredient list not mentioned
Ponds Moisturising Cold Cream is highly affordable and I would recommend it to anyone looking for the best winter cream. It comes in different size options. The smallest variant is an 8gm tub that comes at Rs.5/- Large size tubs are also available easily in the market so one can buy according to the need. It has a shelf life of 24 months. The cream has a thick consistency and has a floral scent to it. The packaging is neat but not very hygienic. Every time I intend to use the cream, I've to dunk my finger and scoop out the product. The blue twist on cap adds a cute accent to the white tub and it doesn't cause any product spillage. So this product is truly travel friendly. It contains glycerine which is the best ingredient in locking in the skin's natural moisture for a long time. The formula being thick and creamy, is not suitable for acne prone and oily skin. It might clog pores and lead to breakouts if used as facial cream. However, the cream has long lasting power and stays up to 3 hours. If you have very dry or flaky skin, you can use it without any hesitation even on face.
2% Salicylic Acid
Eliminates and prevents blackheads
Removes oil and dirt
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub is perfect for removing Blackheads and dead skin cells to achieve smooth and beautiful looking skin. It contains micro beads that work very effectively in removing black heads from the first use itself. The formula is very gentle and can be used by all skin types except extremely sensitive or dry skin. Unlike other facial scrubs available in the market, this daily scrub contains a unique Blackhead fighting complex that dissolves excessive oil in the pores and eliminates stubborn blackheads and also their recurrence. This scrub comes in partially clear plastic tube and has a white cap. The nozzle dispenses small amount required to wash entire face. The 100gm tube lasts for quite a long time and comes at affordable price value.
High color payoff
Doubles-up as a lip color
Poor shade range
Come without sharpener
Lakmé 9 to 5 Lip Liners are water proof and have a good color pay off. They have a creamy texture and glide very smoothly on the lips. They provide matte finish after application and doesn't require time to dry. The shade range is not very vast. One has to get the colors from the given selected color range. This lip liner comes without a sharpener, so every time the lead gets short or blunt you need to search for a lip liner sharpener. Each lip liner comes in a classic lip pencil like packaging. The champagne colored body with golden writing makes it so adorable and at the same time makes it difficult to read the description provided on the pencil. The clear cap is very sturdy and protects it from the dust. The ends of these pencils are color coded for easy identification of the color. Each lip liner pencil costs 350/- rs which is more on the pricier side. These beauties can also be used on their own as a lipstick! Just fill in your entire lips with these liners and top them with a slash of lip gloss and you are good to go!! They are not transfer proof and come off easily even without a makeup remover.
Easy to apply
Easy to blend
Does not crease
Does not settle in fine lines
Not suitable for dry skin
Shades do not match the images online
LA Girl Pro Conceal HD is a silicon based concealer. It works best as a makeup corrector. It has a light weight formula that doesn't crease in fine lines. Its easy to blend this concealer with fingers as well as a beauty sponge or makeup brush. It comes in a tube packaging with a screw on transparent cap. The tube nozzle is provide with a small brush for easy application. It gives out minimal quantity every time hence there is no wastage of the product. One can easily find this concealer in various shades in beauty stores both online and offline. All LA GIRL PRO concealers provide light to medium coverage. Can be used alone as a foundation for everyday wear because of its light formula.
Wide range of shades
Require more nail polish remover
Elle 18 nail paints are available in a vast color range. They have a color for every occasion! Be it a college farewell, an evening party or a night out, one can easily pick a shade perfect for the occasion. I got myself 3 shades from a range of 30 colors. Each Elle 18 nail polish comes in a cute packaging. The bottle is like that of round flask with a black handle brush. The shade number is provided on top of the brush for easy identification of the color without looking at the bottle. The color payoff is not much appreciable as every shade requires 2-3 strokes to show off the exact color. Each nail polish comes in 5ml quantity which is so much affordable as compared to other brands. These polishes have a micro shimmer particles and upon application, give a glossy shine.
Free of chemicals
Nourishes and moisturizes skin
Suitable for all skin types
Essential oils might irritate sensitive skin
Khadi Natural Soaps are handmade and contain all natural ingredients including essential oils. They are herbal soaps and come in 12 different variants to cater different skin concerns. I've got myself Lemon soap as I'm an oily skin lass, though it claims to suit all skin types. Lemon soap contains wheatgerm oil, glycerin, vegetable oils, and of course, lemon essential oil. The soap is transparent yellow in color and is neither like hard soap bar nor soft as a glycerin soap. It comes as a semi soild bar but doesn't loose it's shape upon use. The smell is very fragrant and gives a refreshing feeling after use. With its cleansing properties, Lemon essential oil deeply cleanses and detoxifies the skin. The scent is natural and subtle so it can also be used on face. Khadi soaps are clinically proven and dermatologically tested. One soap bar of any variant retails for 70/-INR for 125gm. Before using this lemon soap bar, I had kept it in my wardrobe and believe me, my clothes smell just like the scent of lemon essential oil!! So indeed, these saops also make for a good resfresnher.
Suitable for all skin types
A little goes a long way
Makes skin radiant
Contains fruit antioxidants
This Peach Glow face wash from Lakmé comes in a very attractive and cute packaging. The consistency of the face wash is gel like, and runny. It smells kinda fruity which is very refreshing. The tube in which it comes in, is actually transparent but appears to be peachy orange due to the color of the face wash. It has a flip open white cap provided with a small hole that dispenses small amount of product required. Only a pea size of this gel is needed to wash the entire face and neck. It contains small exfoliating beads that are too soft and actually doesn't provide any exfoliation. This face wash retails for 99/-INR for 50gm product. I got tempted to buy this Peach Glow face wash because of its attractive packaging but otherwise it works just as normal as any other gentle face wash. After using this, my face feels squeaky clean. It removes all the dirt and impurities from my face without making it dry (BTW, I've oily skin. It might leave dry skin excessively dry) In terms of "glow", this face wash doesn't impart any glow on the face, besides making it look fresh.
100% vegetable oil soap
Contains natural ingredients
For all skin types
Fights skin concerns
Evens out skin tone
Suitable for acne and acne marks
Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap contains all natural ingredients including ayurvedic herbs and oils. It contains double the amount of vegetable oils as compared to other natural soaps that help in achieving clear and beautiful skin. The potent ingredients in this soap are Orange - to balance oil secretion; Lime peels - to deeply cleanse & remove impurities; Cinnamon - to get rid of blemishes; Patchouli - to prevent dark spots; Wild ginger - to improve skin texture; Palmarosa - to deeply moisturize skin; Sandalwood - to treat acne & pimples. For hydration purpose, Chandrika soap also contains vegetable oils like coconut oil, palm oil and also glycerine. This soap comes at very affordable price in various size options. As a super saver pack, it retails for 111/-INR for pack of 5 soaps (70gm each bar). One can use this as a daily bath and body soap because of its antifungal, antiseptic and ayurvedic properties. The soap has very strong fragrance that lingers on for a few hours after use. Use it daily to achieve problem free and clear skin.
Not sweat proof
Doesn't mention SPF amount
Lakmè Rose Powder can be used on everyday basis to achieve glowing face look and also along with make-up. It comes in a sturdy, round plastic container with a screw on lid. Inside the container, a removable, porous tray is provided along with a powder puff. The powder can be collected in the tray by shaking the container. The small holes on the tray dispense the right amount of product onto it. This rose powder comes in two variants, one being pink in color and the other one in white. I'm a big fan of the pink rose powder in shade 01 SOFT PINK. This shade is suitable for light to medium skin tones. The Whitening Rose Powder can be opted by very fair skin tones and is not suitable for dark skin lasses as it leaves the skin looking ghostly white. Packaging of both the variants is same and both provide sun protection (according to the claims), though there is no mention of how much SPF the product offers. Upon application, the powder gives a matte finish and doesn't leave the skin looking patchy if applied in minimal amount. The texture is very smooth and not chalky at all. The fragrance is very mild that lingers for sometime. The product comes at very affordable price, 140/-INR for 40gm. I got this rose powder 6 months back, now the price might have gone a bit high, but I bet it will still fit in the budget. Totally recommended for college goers and teenagers.
All natural ingredients
Cleanses and moisturizes
Might not suit sandalwood sensitive skin
Sandalwood oil is known to have many medicinal and therapeutic properties. Hence in today's beauty industry, sandalwood oil is being used in many products. Mysore Sandal is an ancient Indian brand that uses 100% organic and natural ingredients, including pure essential oils. This Sandal Soap contains Vegetable oils, Glycerin and Pure Sandalwood oil that is distilled with skin care conditioners and moisturizers. Glycerin helps in locking the skin's moisture and keeps it hydrated. Sandalwood oil is an excellent source for glowing complexion. The soap comes in single bar packaging and also in a combo box of 3 bars. One can choose from the above two size options according to the budget. I use this as bath soap hence get the combo pack of 3(150gm each) which retails for 220/-INR but you can find it easily at local super markets at a much discounted price. Talking about the product, it is a very solid soap bar that lathers well. It has a very subtle sandalwood fragrance that lingers on for more than 4 hours after bath. It leaves my skin soft and also prevents blemishes upon regular use. I personally don't use it on my face as I'm not a fan of facial soaps. This soap is suitable for all skin types, but those who are intolerant to sandalwood oil (or Vicco Turmeric Cream), do a patch test before using it on entire face/body.
Enriched with nourishing ingredients
No pungent smell
Makes hair soft and shiny
Easy to use
Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour comes in five natural hair color dye shades. My mum has been using this for 2 years and she swears by this hair dye. It is enriched with aloe vera and milk protein. This formula leaves your hair incredibly soft and conditioned. It doesn't contain ammonia so no worries about damage to your lovely mane. The hair dye packet contains two separate sachets, one is the Colorant (it comes in silver sachet) and the other sachet is the Developer (white sachet). Aloe vera extract and milk protein is present only in the Colorant. The Developer contains Hydrogen peroxide, Sterates, and Sulphates. The formula is very rich and creamy. There is no hassle in using this dye. One has to mix the contents of both the sachets in the same bowl and apply an even layer on the entire hair length with the help of a dye brush. Leave the dye on for 30 minutes or until dry and then wash off. The color remains easily for 4 months but also depends on the hair type.
Makes skin clean and clear
Imparts instant glow
Unique blend of face wash, scrub, and face pack
Nivea Total Face Cleanup is a unique face wash that offers 5 benefits in a single-use. It works as a Face wash; Scrub; Face pack; Oil remover and Spot reducer. The product comes in a white tube packaging with a flip-open blue colored cap that shuts tight and is very travel-friendly. It contains Magnolia extracts that provide all the 5 benefits for clear and beautiful skin. It is priced at 120/- RS for 50ml product. It can be used daily as a face wash. As a scrub 3 - 4 times a week and as a face pack 2 times a week or as required. Though this total face cleanup wash is curated for normal to oily skin, it can also be used for combination skin people.
Enriched with herbal ingredients
Nourishes and hydrates eyes
Soothes tired eyes
Easy to use
Smudges and spreads
Strong camphor smell
Does not last long
Himalaya Herbals Kajal contains all-natural ingredients. It claims to soothe tired eyes and promote eyelash growth. It contains Damask Rose; Almond Oil; Castor Oil & Triphala. Almond oil is very helpful in keeping the sensitive eye area nourished and at the same time, it also nourishes the eyelashes. Castor oil promotes healthy lashes and makes them grow in volume and length. This kajal gives intense black color to the eyes in just one stroke and makes the eyes look dramatic. It claims to be a smudge-proof kajal but it is not! Just one swipe with a bare finger, and it spreads everywhere. Though it comes at a very low and affordable price, I'm not going to buy this kajal again.
Removes dirt and sebum
Suitable for everyday use
Doesn't work much on acne
Like all other Dove face washes this Dove Deep Pure Face Wash is also very gentle on the skin. Suitable for everyday use. It comes at a price of 70/-rs for 50gm product, quite affordable. The tube packaging is sturdy plastic with a flip-open white cap that doesn't cause any leaks or spills the product. It comes with Micro puff technology that deeply cleanses the skin. It works very effectively on pores and helps in minimizing pore size from 3-4 uses. Th This face wash also contains new Nutri Moisture Beauty Serum that helps to prevent excess dryness otherwise caused by the face wash and leaves the skin intensely moisturized, supple and healthy-looking. If you are buying this face wash to control acne or pimples, then it isn't a worth buy. But if your concern is large and visible pores then go for it as it effectively works on minimizing pores.
Enriched with Neem, Turmeric, and Multani Mitti
Great for acne-prone skin
Strong herbal fragrance
Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack is a purifying pack that helps to regulate excess oil production. It contains 100% natural and herbal ingredients like Fuller's earth, (multani mitti); Neem and Turmeric. Multani mitti improves skin texture and promotes cleaner and problem-free skin. Turmeric with its antibacterial properties prevents acne and pimple-causing bacteria. Neem controls the recurrence of acne and pimples and deeply purifies the skin. This neem face pack comes in a white tube packaging and is provided with a green flip open cap. The product is deep green colored because it contains neem and other herbal formulations. It smells a strong herbal smell which is very fragrant. It retails for 130/-rs for 100hm product. For better results, this face pack should be used after scrubbing and should be applied in an even, thick layer all over the face and entire neck. Due to natural and herbal ingredients the pack right sting a little bit which is normal. After 15 - 20 minutes wash off the face pack with cold water and apply a mild, suitable face toner followed by a moisturizer.
Safe on skin
Light on skin
Last for 4-5 hours in summer
*Rexona Aloe Vera Underarm Odour Protection Roll On* This Underarm odor protection roll-on from Rexona is my second product after their classic soap, and I'm loving it. This roll-on comes in an egg-shaped, white plastic bottle with a green screw-on cap. The product comes out as a whitish liquid but turns transparent after application. The fragrance is kinda floral and nothing like aloe vera flower but smells very pleasing. One needs to wait for it to dry before putting on clothes as it tends to leave white patches on fabric when wet. This roll-on comes in two more variants, but I got this one as it contains aloe vera leaf juice and sunflower seed oil. I've never experienced any irritation or dryness after using this product, but I'd recommend doing a patch test before applying this roll-on on both underarms. It controls sweat for more than 5 hours and doesn't settle into armpit creases. This odor control roll-on retails for 99/- rs for 50ml of product which I find very affordable. The bottle is very lightweight and travel-friendly. It easily lasts for more than 4 months for a single person upon regular use. If your armpits are sensitive to any other roll-on, then this one is a must buy. Apart from controlling sweat and odor, it can also be used as an anti-chaffing product. Because of its nonsticky formula, this roll-on makes for a great chaffing balm to be used in between thighs and other chaff prone body parts.
Not harsh on skin
Not effective on severe sun tan
Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Face Wash contains natural ingredients that are boon to achieve clear skin. The main ingredients in this face wash are Orange peel extract; honey, vitamin E oil, citric acid, and papain. Orange peel extract helps in removing sun tan and also provides a natural glow to the skin. Honey with its soothing properties soothes the skin. Vitamin-E oil is the best ingredient to provide hydration and helps in achieving clear skin. Citric acid works as a mild exfoliator that is effective in removing dead skin. I've personally used this face wash regularly for a week. It never broke me out nor left me with any side effects. But it didn't help me in removing skin tan. The consistency is gel-like but a little runny, only a little amount is required to wash face and neck. The smell is very refreshing and has orange fruit fragrance. After using this face wash my face is left squeaky clean and doesn't feel dry at all but I still recommend moisturizing your skin after using any face wash. The small tube packaging makes it a very travel-friendly product, great for everyday use and for all skin types.
Deeply cleanses the skin
I don't find anyone drawback or con for this face wash! Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Wash is an all in one product for all skin concerns. It deeply cleanses the skin and helps in achieving clear and problem-free skin. The ultra-powerful combination of Neem and Lemon works effectively from first use. Neem helps in purification of the skin and controls the recurrence of acne and pimples. Lemon with its astringent properties exfoliates the skin by removing all dead skin cells and also gives the skin a natural glow. The tube packaging makes it a very travel-friendly product. Due to the ever-rising demand of this wonderful face wash now it is also available in large bottles which are provided with a dispenser pump. The smell of this face wash is very refreshing and soothing. The consistency is gel-like but a little runny. Only a pea-size amount is needed to fash entire face. It is a must-try for oily skin or those who are prone to pimples and acne.
Relieves tired, dull skin
Potent natural ingredients
Lightweight and hydrating
Pore on Boyle mouth dispenses more than the required amount
Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner is suitable for all skin types except extremely dry and sensitive. It is made from 100% organic ingredients and botanical extracts like Cucumber, Nutgalls, Coriander, Peppermint, and Berberry. This toner comes in a recyclable plastic bottle, provided with a small pore and has a screw on cap. It instantly refreshes tired and dull skin. Cucumber extracts in this toner maintain the skin's pH balance, and provide an even-toned complexion. The peppermint gives a cooling sensation upon application and doesn't leave the skin dry. Talking about the price value it comes in two size options at very affordable prices, Rs.149/-for 120ml & Rs.950/- for 800ml. The product easily lasts for 2-4 months and has a shelf life of 3 years. Apart from the good 'ol rose face toners if you're looking for a refreshing toner that isn't harsh on the skin and is great for every day use, then this cucumber toner is a best buy for you.!
Contains coconut milk and egg whites
Strengthens and improves texture
Adds shine and luster
Gentle on hair
Environmental friendly packaging
Contains silicon that doesn't give much lather
Ogx hair conditioner is very unique in its formulation and also packaging. It contains Coconut Oil, Coconut milk, Egg white protein as main ingredients. If your main concern is to tame frizzy hair or to achieve ultra smooth hair, then this conditioner is a miracle product for your mane. I've straight and already silky hair so I bought this conditioner only for experimentation because my all time favorite Dove conditioner wasn't available in the store at that time. Coming to the product, it smells very refreshing and tropical because of the good 'ol coconut milk in it. Despite having egg white protein, you wouldn't sense any eggy smell, as it is heavily whipped and doesn't include the yolk.! The coconut oil nourishes hair without making hair oily. Coconut milk helps the hair to remain lustrous and healthy looking. Packaging wise, this conditioner is not only a boon for your beautiful tresses but also to the environment. As the sturdy plastic bottle is made from recyclable resins and the print too is of environmental friendly inks. So when you buy this product you're also contributing your share towards the environment. It retails for 625/-INR for 385ml which I feel is a bit pricey. But when I see all the goodness I achieve through this conditioner, I believe its totally worth the money.
Enriched with Fiber Actives
Contains Nutritive Serum
Adds shine to hair
Available in 6 size options
This shampoo from Dove leaves your mane with a beautiful shine and makes them very soft and gorgeous looking. It is very affordable and comes in six size options... 8ml to 650ml at very affordable price options. One can choose any size according to the budget and use. It is a Damage Therapy shampoo and claims to return shine to otherwise dull hair. It contains Nutritive Serum in millions of micro serum particles that create a protective layer on every hair strand and provide protection from pollution, brushing and other aggressive hair stress. To use, take a coin size amount of this Dove shampoo onto palm, add some water to dilute it and apply on entire hair length. Massage the scalp for few minutes for better result and rinse off after 5 minutes. It has floral fragrance much like other Dove shampoos that is very fragrant. Some of it lingers in hair even after 2 days of shampooing. The consistency is runny and the texture is very smooth, much like lotion. As this one is a Therapy shampoo, it gives back the lost shine to your hair and leaves hair shiny, bouncy and smooth.
pH neutral formula
Suitable for newborns
Nourishes and moisturizes skin
This soap bar, unlike other soaps is very gentle and best option to use on baby's skin. It has pH neutral formula that means it doesn't cause any imbalance in skin's pH level thus preventing dryness or excessive oil production. The fragrance is very mild and doesn't bother sensitive noses. After using this soap, the skin is left greatly moisturized and deeply nourished. As the formula is hypoallergenic and mild, adults with extremely sensitive or dry skin can use it too without any side effects. It is a best buy soap for bath and also yo used on face. One would not need to use a moisturizer after using this soap for a bath but using a gentle face toner and a mild moisturizer is recommended if using it as a face soap.
Controls sebum production
Doesn't leave oily shine
Deeply cleanses the skin
Takes time to lather well
Skin feels bit stretchy afterwards
This soap variant from Pears is far more better than the original orange colored variant. It comes in the same cardboard box packaging as all other Pears soaps. The sea green color of this soap adds an aesthetic feel when it sits on the basin. The smell is very mild, much similar to other Pears soaps and not very fragrant. Though the smell lingers on for sometime on hands. It claims to contain 98% glycerin, hence the soap is transparent. The active ingredient is Lemon flower extracts. This soap is especially curated for oily and dull skin. After using it, the skin feels deeply cleansed and light. The lemon flower extracts prevent excess oil production and remove any pimple causing germs. Glycerin locks in skin's natural moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. Whenever using this soap, for bath or on face, make sure to use a good moisturizer afterwards.
Suitable for oily skin
Removes oil and impurities
If someone is looking for a face wash that cleanses deeply and yet doesn't feel harsh, then this Lemon Face Wash from an age old brand, HIMALAYA is a perfect for you. It comes in a transparent tube with an aqua color flip open cap. The formula has a mild scent of honey that is very refreshing. The active ingredients in this face wash are Lemon and Honey. Lemon works as an astringent and deeply cleanses the skin. Honey with its soothing properties prevents the skin from getting stretchy and dry. Only a pea size of the product is required to wash entire face and neck. It has minute granules that are meant for mild exfoliation but not at all harsh on the skin. It is very budget friendly, retails for 80/-INR for 100gm product. So if one is looking for an affordable yet effective face wash then I would definitely recommend this one. It is meant specifically for oily skin but can also be used by sensitive skin people too. Make sure to moisture every time after using this face wash to lock in the skin's moisture.
Removes dead skin cells
Gentle brush head
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush is dermatological tested and can be used on all skin types. It eases the 3 step skin care routine (Cleansing, Toning Moisturizing). The brush comes with a detachable brush head, a brush cover and a USB charging base. It retails for 12,500/- INR. Which I find a bit expensive. The brush head has soft bristles of two types green (for T-zone) and white (for rest of the face). Only one setting is provided on the handle that works on high speed and stops after 30 secs. For deep cleansing one can use this facial brush for 2-3 cycles at 30 secs intervals. The entire brush is waterproof including the handle, and is very light weight making it very travel friendly facial tool.
Prevents hair fall and dandruff
Good for stretch marks
Thickens eyelash and eyebrow growth
Aroma Magic Castor Oil is curated for various uses. It can be used to treat hair, skin and other facial concerns. The oil is thick in consistency, with no smell at all. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a screw on cap. The bottle enables one to track the amount of the oil left in the bottle. The cap fits securely without causing any product spillage. Being thick in consistency, it requires to be mixed with another oil (carrier oil) be it coconut oil, almond oil or some other carrier oil. Not only Aroma Magic Castor Oil can be used to grow eye lashes, or thicken eyebrows, it effectively treats dry and itch scalp. To get rid of split ends, one can mix one part castor oil with 2parts coconut oil and apply on the ends of hair. With regular use you can see visible results. At night, apply a generous amount of this oil on your stomach, thighs or any other body part to remove stretch marks.
Does not dry out your skin
Not effective on ultra waterproof makeup
Sensibio Micelle Solution is a liquid cleanser that gently removes all makeup stuff in just one wipe. The product comes in a plastic bottle with a pink cap. The small pore dispenses just the right amount of product needed to cleanse your face. The bottle is very sturdy and real cute. The cap shuts securely, so no worries about spillage of the product. Therefore very light and travel friendly! As the name suggests, this micelle solution is very gentle even on sensitive skin. It doesn't cause any irritation at all. Unlike makeup removers from other brands, Bioderma Sensibio solution doesn't contain any alcohol, parabens, and is completely free of soap. It doesn't leave any soapy residue after wiping the face nor leaves the skin dry. It doesn't contain any oil molecules, thus can also be use as a gentle cleanser on extremely sensitive and acne prone skin. The only downside of this makeup remover is that it doesn't remove water proof mascara very well but effectively removes other water proof makeup products with 2 or 3 wipes. From the point of price value, this product might look a bit expensive but the results of ig are very promising. It retails for 599/-INR for 100ml but can be found at a discounted price on online shopping sites.
Maintains the essential oil level on your face
Cap doesn't shut securely, causing product leakage
This face wash from Lacto Calamine is a very good option to buy if your concern is to control excess oil and get rid of that oily shine from your face. The product comes in a white tube packaging with a flip open cap. I don't know if it is only with my tube or all but the cap doesn't shut securely. So I don't recommend to take this tube along unless you want to clean the gooey mess in your hand bag afterwards. The consistency is cream like and is very smooth. Feels so much gentle on face hence, even while you suffer from breakouts you can use this without concerning the spread of acne or pimples. It has a refreshing smell, much like the typical Lacto Calamine fragrance that is very soothing and not overpowering at all. Though this face wash is especially curated for oily skin, combination skin people can also use to control face oil during summer. It does a pretty good job in maintaining oil balance with its three way action. The main ingredients include Kaolin, Glycerine and Neem. Kaolin clay absorbs excess oil while maintaining the face's natural oils. Glycerin locks in moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. Neem with its antibacterial properties, prevents the acne and pimples from spreading and recurring. This face wash retails 80/- INR for 50gms, making it a very affordable product to include in your daily skin care regime.
It is a very sophisticated, luxury fragrance. Smells very refreshing and not overpowering at all so best suited for business or any formal occasions. It has a mix of floral and spice fragrance. TOP NOTES:- Lilac, Linden Blossom, Dewy Magnolia, Muguet, Exotic Mandarin & Bergamot. MIDDLE NOTES:- Rare Rose Bulgarian, Violet, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Indian Tuberose, Peach, Clove & Nutmeg. BASE NOTES:- Amber, Tibetan Musk, Sandalwood, Iris & Vanilla. Whenever I wear this perfume it easily lasts for 4+ hours. One can buy it easily from any physical perfume store where it retails for 1,200/-INR for 30 ml It can also be found online at much lesser price.
Great for winter
Heals cracked heels
Heals chapped lips
Takes time to get absorbed
This cream has a multipurpose use. Whether you need to heal dry skin or treat wounds this cream does it all. It contains a herbal blend of ingredients like, Aloe Vera, Neem, Basil, Turmeric, Sandalwood. Besides moisturizing the skin it also heals the damaged skin with its antiseptic properties. Can be used to treat chapped lips and cracked heals. A great cream go use as winter moisturizer. Due to its heavy formula, not suitable to use on acne prone and oily skin.
Makes hair manageable and easy to comb
Works as a heat protectant
This serum is especially curated to control frizz and ease tangles that cause hair breakage. Whether you've just shampooed your hair or have to head out without paying a visit to the salon, this serum will give you the freedom to be you! It comes in a very travel friendly bottle that has a flip open cap. Has a very light formula with a mild floral fragrance. (as compared with earlier Livon Silky potion formula). The consistency is more like oil but it doesn't give oily shine to hair after application. Vitamin-E and Argan oil give a natural shine to the hair while keeping them silky for long enough time. Amongst all the hair serums available in the market, Livon Serum makes an affordable option with promising and visible results. Add a few drops of this serum to a tiny scoop of aloe vera gel to make a heat protecting serum. Apply this onto the entire hair length before subjecting any heating rods for curling/straightening and protect your hair from heat damage.!
A little goes a long way
Available in different sizes
Though Clean And Clear has launched different variants catering different skin concerns, the original foaming face wash tops them all. It comes in various convenient size bottles to suit all budgets. This face wash is transparent with an orange ting to it. The consistency is runny and it smells so so refreshing. It is suitable for everyday use as it gently removes any excess oil, dirt and pimple causing germs. Being a foaming face wash, only a little of it is required to wash entire face and neck. The mouth of the bottle dispenses just the right amount needed and the sturdy fit cap doesn't cause any spillage of the product. Though it is mainly curated for oily skin people, it can also be used on normal and dry skin but requires immediate moisturization. The downside of this product is that it contains parabens and permitted fragrance. Else, it is a must try face wash among all the variants.
Suitable for acne-prone skin
Removes makeup too!
May dry out skin
This face wash from Clean and Clear is what I look out for whenever an uninvited guest pops on my face. The active ingredients NEEM and LEMON work towards treating existing acne and prevent them from spreading and recurring. It cleanses the skin from deep within and removes any excessive oil and dirt. The formula is very strong and makes for a good makeup remover. The consistency is gel like and only a little is required to wash entire face and neck. The product comes in a tube packaging and lasts for several months for a single person upon regular use. It is especially curated for oily skin hence if used on dry or sensitive skin it will strip the existing moisture and lead to breakouts. It leaves the skin deeply cleansed only after 1 wash and upon regular use, one can feel the difference in skin texture. Even if you've oily skin use it only after coming from outside to get rid of pollution or at night. Don't use it as a morning face wash as it tends to strip the skin's natural moisture. Instead, use the Foaming Face Wash from the same brand. Also, moisturize your face and neck every time after using it.
Great for dry and dehydrated skin
Nourishing and hydrating
Size options available
Rich and creamy texture
Takes time to absorb
Not suitable for oily skin people
Nivea body lotions are favored by everybody and this particular body milk is a boon for extremely dry skin. It is enriched with hydra IQ and contains 2x more almond oil which help in nourishing the skin from deep inside. It is available in various sizes making it convenient for all budget options. The lockable pump provides easy dispense of the product while maintaining hygiene. The consistency is creamy and bit thick. This makes it a best option to use as an after bath body lotion. Being the formula more greasy, it is not advisable to use on oily and acne prone skin as it may lead to excessive oil secretion and in turn more acne.
Has SPF 13
Maybelline Bright Out Loud lip balms are hands on for their cute packaging!! They come in for variants:- PinkAlert; VividPeach; StrikingOrange; BeamingViolet. Just with two wipes they give off bright colors with a slight matte finish. The color stays on for 4 hours and is not transfer proof. The twistable bullet packaging is very sturdy and convenient to use. Talking about the price value you can skip buying these unless for the cute bullets they come in because each variant retails for 190/- INR for 1.9gm of product. With intense moisturizing power they also provide 13 SPF.
Ideal for everyday use
Imparts a cooling effect
Good on budget
Comes in different sized containers
Artificially added color
Aloe vera gel is a boon for everybody and suits all skin types. But everyone cannot get a fresh aloe vera leaf to obtain the pure gel. So one can definitely use a store bought one. I've been using this Nature's Essence Aloe Vera Gel since 8-10 months and have emptied several jars of these. It comes in a clear plastic jar with a screw-on lid, which is not the most hygienic packaging. Unlike aloe vera gel of other brands, this one gives a very soothing effect once applied as it also contains peppermint oil in addition to the aloe extract. The gel is opaque green colored so it definitely has artificially added color. Coming to its performance and how it reacts with the skin.. It suits all skin types, oily skin people can use it too. The gel feels a bit tacky at first but with a slight massage in patting motion, it gets absorbed and doesn't appear shiny or greasy at all. Works great as a makeup primer besides a daily moisturizer. Soothes burns, boils, acne and wounds but doesn't work much in fading blemishes. Can be used as a heat protecting serum for hair. To make this serum, add a few drops of any carrier oil (coconut, almond or any other light weight oil) to a tiny scoop of aloe vera gel. Mix these 2 well and apply all along the hair length. This will not only act as a heat protecting serum but also removes frizz.
Treats dry and chapped lips
Soft and smooth texture
Prevents moisture loss
Though Nivea has launched many lip balms in so many variants catering to different needs, the Original Care Lip Balm tops them all. It comes in a sturdy blue colored tube so no worries of it getting a few jostles in your handbag. The twistable tube makes the application so much better and only a little is required to cover both the lips. The hydration power lasts for about 5 hours and leaves the lips fully moisturized afterwards. This lip balm has a very nice faint fragrance that doesn't bother sensitive noses. The formula is not greasy at all but so much smoother and easily glides on the lips. It also comes with a good price value, 125/- INR for 4.8gm. The product lasts for 2-3 months for a single person upon regular use. So this lip balm is definitely a pocket friendly product and also within budget for teens and college goers. The only problem I face with this lip balm is, in hot climates or under warm conditions it tends to melt within the tube itself. But no worries, I've used a bunch of this lip balms and learnt a way how not to let 'em go waste :) If you ever come across with such condition of your favorite lip balm, just keep it in the freezer for a couple of hours then check if it got its shape and now you're ready to resume your lip balm love!.
Thicker and longer hair
Contains aloe cera extracts
Contains mineral oil
Artificially added perfume
Can't be used as a body massage oil
This hair oil is an advanced formulation of the original Parachute Coconut Oil It contains Aloevera extracts as it's main ingredient, besides coconut oil. It smells very similar to the original coconut oil but is more fragrant, actually because of the artificially added perfume. My Take On This Product:- I've used this Parachute Advansed Coconut Oil once a week for 4 consecutive weeks (basically, 4 times a month) Just after 2 uses I could feel my hair got stronger and more silkier.(I'm a straight hair lass BTW ;-). The oil is not at all greasy and only a little is required. Just massage some warm oil onto the scalp and run a hair brush along the entire hair length. Then cover your hair with a shower cap or a warm towel and rinse off with your regular shampoo after 30mins to get a gorgeous, silky mane!! The only drawback of this particular oil is that unlike the original coconut oil this one cannot be used as a body massage oil.
Shields the skin from harmful UV rays
Not enough SPF
Pricey considering the amount
Lakmè has introduced a great variety of sunscreens with a wide range of SPFs to choose from. I purchased this Sun Expert UV Lotion after emptying my previous Lakmè sunscreen. The product has an SPF 24 which claims to shield the skin from 97% UVB rays that cause sunburns. And it also contains PA++ to protect the skin from UVA rays that cause dark spots, premature ageing & skin darkening. Upon regular usage and frequent reapplication, the product does what it claims. Though it contains very little SPF, I never suffered with sun burns if I wear this sunscreen. The product comes in a very travel friendly, sturdy bottle with a flip open cap that doesn't cause any spillage of the product. The consistency of the lotion is not too runny nor thick and gets quickly absorbed after a light massage. Once you apply, it feels very light on the skin so can also be used as a lotion. The fragrance is quite mild and similar to other Lakmè sunscreens The ingredients list is vast with many parabens. The cucumber juice and lemongrass extracts are also present in this lotion which help in skin lightening upon regular use. It is suitable for all skin types but sensitive skin people should do a patch test to prevent any side effects of the product. I found this particular bottle a bit pricey, (190/; INR for 60ml) but got it anyways for the reviewing purpose. I'm definitely not purchasing it again unless under a great discount.
Gives a nice glossy shine to the lips
Multiple swipes needed for pigmented look
I'm a very huge lip balm hoarder and can't resist myself from buying a few every month. Nivea fruity shine lip balms come in 6 variants:- Pomegranate, Cherry, Strawberry, Pink guava, Watermelon, Peach. All these provide a glossy shine to the lips and come with an SPF 10 which is great thing about these beauties because apart from adding a touch of color to your lips they also protect 'em from harmful UVA & UVB rays. The fragrance is very subtle and fruity according to the the variant you choose. Except strawberry lip balm, all of 'em stayed on my lips for around 5 hours and left my lips all moisturized. Talking about the price value, each balm retails for 135/- INR for 4.8gm product. The packaging is bullet tube and very sturdy so no worries about them getting a few jostles in your handbag.
Suitable for all skin types
Doesn't cause cakey makeup
Lakmè sunscreens are available in every indian store and beauty shops. They have a wide range of SPFs to choose from according to the skin concern. This particular sunscreen provides 97% protection from UVA & UVB rays and also prevents premature aging and skin darkening. I have been using this one since 3-4 years and have an on/off relation with it in trial for sunscreens from other brands for reviewing purposes. (but it still ranks no.1 for me) Talking about the packaging, it comes in a very cute yellow, sturdy tube with a flip-open cap that dispenses just the right amount of product required. The cream is non-tinted, and white colored with a very creamy texture. Though at first, it leaves a white cast after application but dissapeares after 5-8 mins. Until then you can carry on with other works or best apply 20 mins before stepping out of your house. Having an SPF 30 with PA++, this sunscreen prevents any sun burn and tanning in hot weather. Also, it makes a perfect base for makeup that doesn't have any sun protection factor. The formula provides a matte finish hence, suitable for oily skin guys and girls.
Suitable for all skin types
Has SPF 40
Very strong fragrance
This sun block comes with an SPF 40, PA+++ ,& combines broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It can be used on a daily basis as it offers Sun protection, Skin lighting, & Uniform Matte finish , all in one take ! My Take On This Product:- The one thing I love about this sunscreen is that it is tinted ! It doesn't leave any residue or white cast behind. Its non-greasy formula absorbs very well into the skin & leaves the skin shine free. The product comes in a very sturdy, orange plastic tube with a flip-open cap. The small opening dispenses just the right amount of product needed for application. 100gms of product retails for 395/-INR , which I feel is slightly on the pricier side. It has a very strong fragrance that is hard to describe but feels very overpowering for sensitive noses. Suitable for all skin types and feels very light once it gets absorbed.
Can cause a little burning sensation if applied directly on open pimple scars
A very promising skincare product that is being used in almost every household since ages. Very economical & budget friendly for teens who are new to the skincare regime. Dab a little on your pimple scars or active acne at night after cleansing your face. Wash off with tap water in the morning. Do this step consistently for a week and you will surely see visible results. Its a holy grail product for oily skin people & those who want to achieve an even skin tone. Those who react to sandalwood powder or sandal oil should not use this cream as it may cause breakouts. If you experience any such side effects, then opt "Vicco Turmeric WSO Cream". It doesn't contain sandalwood oil, so suitable even for sensitive skin. Men can use both these creams in the same way.
Contains Vaseline jelly and oats extracts
Locks in moisture
Heals dry skin
Right from my teenage I'm a regular user of Vaseline body lotions. They keep my skin healthy looking and provide enough hydration. This particular lotion contains a unique blend of micro droplets of Vaseline jelly & glycerine that help in locking the moisture, leaving soft and smooth skin. It claims to be a non-greasy formula which is so true. As soon as you gently rub the lotion on your skin it quickly gets absorbed. The product comes in various size bottles. It has a flip cap which prevents any spillage of product so its very travel friendly. The texture is very smooth & a little but gel like with a very good sort of fruity+vanilla fragrance. I mostly use this cream as a night cream to nourish my hands and feet. Great for winters and dry skin people.
Cute and eccentric packaging
Doesn’t work well for pigmentation
Doesn't heal chapped lips
Blue Heaven Lip Bombs are very similar to EOS lip balms, having an egg-shaped packaging. They come in 3 variants:- Strawberry(red); Cocoa butter(blue); Bubblegum(pink). All the three variants just differ in their fragrances & have the same formula. They contain 80% natural ingredients like Almond oil, Canola oil & VitaminE. I've tried the bubblegum & cocoa butter lip bombs & they're very affordable, just 85/- INR for 80gms. These bombs are very small & easily fit in one's bag purse to carry around. The balm dome is big enough to easily glide on both lips in a single swipe. The texture is waxy and doesn't leave a glossy shine around the lips. Repeated application is needed every 4 hours. When applied under a lipstick it provides great moisturization. These lip bombs being colorless, are perfect buy for guys too.
Reduces split ends
Makes hair silky
Makes hair voluminous
All natural coconut oil
Solidifies in winter
Lid is easily breakable
This hair oil is being used in every household since ages. It is a very affordable product and comes in various sizes to suit everyone's meet. It is an all natural coconut oil without any artificially added ingredients. That makes it very versatile. Not only one can use this to get smooth, silky and strong mane but also as a body massage oil. The oil is not sticky at all but your hair might feel a bit greasy if applied more than required. The smell of it is just like a natural coconut oil. Comes in a sturdy blue colored bottle with a flip open cap that has a small pore to dispense the right quantity. The only drawback of this wonderful oil is, in winters it gets solidified. To get the oil out, you've to dunk the bottle in a bowl of warm water for around 15-20 minutes. This will cause the oil to liquefy within the bottle so you can easily use it afterwards.
All-natural hair mask
Contains potent ingredients
Hardly available in physical/offline stores
All MamaEarth products are very affordable. This particular hair mask is enriched with argan oil which not only maintains frizzy hair but also provides visible shine. I personally love this hair mask because IG gives visible results just after its first use. To use this mask, one needs to leave it on after applying on hair for 15-20 minutes and wash off. You will surely love it as I too was amazed by the drastic change I noticed in my mane after using this miracle product. Do give it a try!!
Contains cherry extracts and multivitamins
Moisturizes the skin
Gets quickly absorbed
Leaves a whitish cast
It doesn't require much effort to get absorbed. But when used more than required it leaves a white cast behind, so a little goes a long way. This fairness cream contains natural ingredients like multivitamins, berry extract & rice extract but also has some percent of parabens. It comes in a very cute, travel friendly packaging. The tube has a flip open cap which dispenses the right amount of product needed for application. Talking about the price, it retails for 120/- rupees for 40gm product which is quite affordable. The smell is very pleasing, mild & cherry-like and doesn't bother sensitive noses. It also claims to protect the skin from harmful UV rays, but doesn't mention the amount of SPF it contains so using a sunscreen along with this face cream is recommended.
100% synthetic fibers
Firm yet soft
Holds product better
Doesn’t soak up product
This blending brush works very well with all kinds of eye shadow products. It is made up of synthetic fibers that doesn't take much product even when used with creamy eye shadows. The densely packed makeup brushes ensure uniform application with long lasting results & this particular blending brush offers the same. The handle size is just perfect, not too long nor short. It is a little bit on the pricier side but all worth it because it is a one time buy that serves well and lasts for nearly 2+ years.
Can NIVEA Creme be used on the lips?
(Question for Nivea Creme )
Yes, the cream can be used on chapped lips and heels. Keep it overnight for best results. Avoid using it during the day because it is not originally a chapstick.
Yes!! It can be used as an overnight lip treatment mask. Slather a good amount of this cream over the lips and massage well. Leave the excess on your lips overnight and wake up with deeply moisturized lips :) Do it once & you'll never complain about chapped or dry lips. (Same goes for cracked heels too)
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