Comes with mirror and sponge
L.A. girl HD pro face pressed powder is a beautiful compact powder from L.A. girl. It has buildable coverage. You can use it over a foundation to set it or you can wear it alone for an even, radiant look. It is suitable for all skin types. Great thing is it is cruelty free and paraben free product. The powder is matte in texture and very finely milled. Wear time is good and it would not look cakey if you decide to touch up. It is available in 15 shades. The pricing is somewhat reasonable. It is priced at seven hundred. When it comes to packaging I must say I am impressed. They have a transparent flip cover so you can see the shade from outside. Their rim is matched to the shade. Beneath the product is a mirror and compact sponge. This makes it so convenient to use on the go. You do not have to carry brushes and mirror separately. Do try if you are looking for an affordable good compact powder. Easily available in the market.
Protects hair from wear and tear
Moisturizes and nourishes hair
Dove is one of my most favourite brands out there. I remember Dove from my childhood days when my mom used to use the soap bar. We kids were not allowed to touch it. When mom would be busy working we would sneak up in her room and wash our hands, face with her soap. I still remember it was so soft just like cream. One day I used it and ended up leaving it in water. It just melted and became a soggy dollop and mom caught me. Dove did change their composition after that but it still has the same fragrance. I have used their face washes, shampoos, body lotions. Dove dryness care shampoo is like it has been made especially for me. It nourishes and makes your hair 5 times smoother. Your hair becomes really soft from the very first wash. It nourishes your hair from root to tip and locks in moisture. For a person like me who washes hair daily and does not oil; I think this shampoo is the best thing. Your hair becomes smoother and lesser prone to damage from daily wear and tear. The scalp becomes squeaky clean. It is not very harsh on the hair like other shampoos in the market. It also gives a shine to your hair though it is essentially focussed on dryness. People who do heat treatments and end up with dry and frizzy hair should really try it. The packaging is a white bottle with a flip cap. The print is in light blue color. You get 340 ml in about 200 bucks which great value for money. You get other sizes as well. For best results you should use their dryness care conditioner after shampooing. Dove is available online and offline in your nearby stores.
Patented Activ naturol shield
Advanced germ defense
Doesn’t dry skin
Doesn’t cause irritation
Lifebuoy hai jahan tandrusti hai wahan LIFEBUOY!!! I am sure all of us have used or at least seen lifebuoy soaps since childhood. The hard slab of red color which would not lather and you could break someone’s head with it. Honestly I was not a big fan of it as a kid because it would not lather. I am a hygiene freak and I do not like wet, dirty bars of soap to wash my hands at all. I switched to liquid hand washes ages ago. They are convenient, travel friendly, hygienic and there are no chances of contamination. Lifebuoy total 10 hand wash claims to give 99.9% germ protection in 10 seconds. It lathers well and gives you a cleansed feeling. It does not dry your hands. It does not irritate the skin either. They have a patented ingredient called Activ Naturol Shield which protects you against germs. The liquid is thick so you need to add water and lather it well while washing. The hand wash is super affordable. 25 rupees for 80 ml. It comes in a white plastic bottle with a red colored pump dispenser. This one smells exactly like the red soap bar which I do not really like. But it does the job so it is okay. I think there is another fragrance variant out there. You also get refill packs so you can keep refilling the same bottle instead of buying more plastic bottles. You do not need a lot of product just 2-3 drops, add water lather up and rinse well. It is easy to use, great for the little humans in the house to use it on their own. Great product one should really have in the house. It is easily available in your local grocery stores or even online.
Allows air and water to pass through
Helps nails remain healthy and beautiful
Versatile shade range
Advanced polymer formula
I have always been a nail polish junkie. Since I was a child I have been hoarding nail polishes. At that point it used to be Lakme, Elle 18, Revlon. Even today I own about 50 nail polishes from various brands. Inglot O2M breathable nail enamel is a hi-tech nail polish from Inglot which is from Poland. They have been created with a breathable formula like the name suggests so that your nails remain healthy. It has advanced polymers which let water and air pass through to your nails to your nail bed. I think that it is a great technique and formula being used because if you keep applying nail polishes regularly you tend to get yellow nails. Now yellow nails are nothing but the loss of contact with air for long periods. So for people who like wearing nail polishes all the time or have work requirements should definitely try this. It would keep your nails healthy. These are long lasting and give a beautiful sheen to your nails. They start chipping after about a week. The packaging is a basic transparent glass bottle with a black cap which has the applicator. The shade range is crazy. They have 105 gorgeous shades available. The color payoff is great. It is not patchy or runny. Two coats will give you the desired color. The consistency is thick which is good. It dries in about 30 seconds. The price is as crazy as its shade range. One bottle costs you 1200 which is exorbitantly priced. I mean I love that they have a technology that lets air and water pass through the permeable nail enamel. But I think it is way too expensive. I would rather give my nails a break once in a while to breathe before applying a new nail color.
Easy to use
Glides on lips easily
Moisturize and nourishes lips
Enriched with vitamins and conditioners
Does not last long
Poor color payoff
Street wear color rich ultra moist lip color is a creamy lipstick. Street wear is an affordable sub brand of Revlon. It is great for college going girls starting out with make up or generally women on a budget. Now creamy lipsticks are really comfortable to wear. If you are someone like me who loves their mattes you would know that they can be really drying for your lips. Once in a while you do crave for a nice creamy lipstick. This lipstick will give you soft, smooth and fuller lips every time. It is hydrating on the lips and will keep them moisturized all day long. It is enriched with vitamins and minerals which are plant based. It has jojoba oil which gives a nice shine to your lips. The color pay off is decent not the most pigmented, you do get color in one swipe. However it will not be very opaque. They do not last long. You will have to reapply after few hours and definitely after having a meal. They are not transfer proof; so they tend to smudge and spread and stain things. They are available in twenty nine shades which is amazing. There are bigger brands in the market who do not do that big a shade range. The packaging is really cute. They come in a black bullet lipstick form with a black base and on the cap an animated picture of a girl. Every lipstick has a different picture on the cap. The cap is transparent so you can see the shade if you own multiple lipsticks from the range. They are quite cheap which is a big plus point of these lipsticks. One lipstick will cost you around two fifty. They are widely available in the market online and offline. You do not have to worry about the quality of the product as Revlon is a reputed brand.
Great shade range
Does not last long
Incolor is a 10 year old brand with a variety of products. I have used their eye shadows and absolutely loved them. It is a highly affordable brand. Incolor metallic lipsticks are gorgeous lipsticks in a smooth, creamy matte finish. They are highly pigmented and long lasting. They are quite comfortable to wear because they are neither completely matte nor creamy. They are somewhere in the middle. They are not transfer proof. They are available in thirty four stunning shades. I mean the shade range is insane. And they are super cheap. One ninety bucks for one lipstick is practically nothing. I mean if you want to buy the whole range you can and it would not burn a hole in your pocket. It is easily available in the market. The packaging is very basic. Black body in bullet form but I do not mind at all keeping in the mind the money you are paying. Great for college girls.
Deeply cleanses the skin
Estee Lauder is a 71 year old American luxury brand and one of the most trusted brands out there. Estee Lauder advanced night micro cleansing foam is a facial cleanser which micro purifies and revitalizes your skin. It deep cleanses and removes any impurities, oil, grease and dirt which settle into your pores caused by pollution and day to day activities. It can be used as a makeup remover too as it is gentle on the skin and does the job well. The foam is really light and it turns into foam once in contact with water. The skin feels really soft, refreshed and deep cleansed. This product has been created to be used at night however I do not see a reason why it cannot be used during the day as well. Just take a pea sized amount on your palm and gently massage on your dry skin. Add water and let it form a foamy texture and massage. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. You do not need a lot of product a little goes a long way. It comes in a tube form with tube made of plastic, flip cap of gold color and matte print which looks chic. It will last you for about a month. The price is really steep though. You get hundred ml for five thousand rupees which is quite heavy on the pocket. I personally think there are a lot of facial cleansers available in the market which do the same job and are quite inexpensive. Having said that; Estee lauder is a reputed luxurious brand with some great products like their advanced night repair serum; so if you can afford it you can give it a try. For me it is not really value for money and not something that is exclusive.
Makes hair soft
Matrix is a brand well loved by me. Matrix biolage ultra hydrating shampoo has been inspired by the rainforests. The way the environment replenishes the moisture back into the atmosphere; the same way this shampoo puts moisture back into your hair. It has been specially formulated for dry and dehydrated hair. It has aloe and passion fruit to help combat dryness and keep your tresses nourished. It also has algae extracts and conditioning balm cera repair treatment helps nourish the hair and give that lovely shine and softness. They have a low pH formula which protects the quality of hair. The shine, color, etc is restored and save from further damage. With regular usage your hair will become soft and shiny. They do not have parabens and synthetic dyes which is a great thing. The packaging is quite basic; a white plastic bottle with a lid on top. The price is decent and it is available in 3 different sizes. Anyone who has dry, thick and coarse hair should definitely give it a try.
Suitable for all skin types
Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum is an anti ageing serum from one of my favourite brands from the house of Clinique!!! I have used their moisture surge moisturizer and Clinique take the day off cleansing balm and I am simply obsessed with it. As far as the serum goes it claims to have a very potent formulation which visibly reduces signs of ageing. Now if you use it regularly and include it into your skincare it tends to give you a uniform skin tone, refined texture and diminish visible lines. It does some damage control and boosts your collagen. Like every product you will have to give this one time. It will not give you results overnight. I have not started with the anti ageing skin care but my aunts have and they really like this product. It improved their skin’s elasticity and overall look. This does not work on pigmentation, acne or firming of the skin. Clinique is a great brand for skincare as it is hypo allergenic, it has no parabens, no phthalates, no fragrance. So if you have really sensitive skin you should definitely try it. It suits all skin types. Clinique is widely available in the market. It is quite steep in terms of pricing. You get fifty ml for seven thousand rupees which is very expensive. It comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser and a plastic cap. I really like pump dispenser as that ways you do not touch the serum and contaminate it. You can control the amount that comes out and you just need 2 3 pumps of product during one application. But for the people who can spend on it should go ahead and try it. Please do not use it like a moisturizer as it is lighter than your moisturizer and does not suffice for it. For best results after applying serum follow up with a sunscreen during the day and a moisturizer at night.
Contains potent herbal ingredients
Not for all skin types
Remember the times you have been told by your mom and grand mom how good turmeric is for your skin?? How can any of us forget the grand haldi ceremonies held before the wedding to get that glow across the country during the wedding season. Lever Ayush purifying turmeric soap is your “nani ka nuska” in a bar of soap. It is an ayurvedic soap to help you achieve skin goals. It claims that it will give you a clear and glowing skin with regular usage. Turmeric is the super food for your skin. It is widely known for its antiseptic and healing properties. It also has amla, nalpamaradi tailamand peepal which are known to treat skin infections. It is chemical free or so it claims. It comes in a cardboard box and is of sandal wood colour soap with mild fragrance. It is quite inexpensive and easily available in the market. Anyone looking for an alternative to all those home made ubtans and masks should definitely try it. It is easy to use without the mess and hassle of DIYs. It will not stain your skin like raw turmeric would. Please do a patch test before using the product as turmeric does not suit everyone. This soap does not dissolve and become tacky and soggy like most soaps when in touch with water. It creates adequate amount of lather enough to spread on your face or body. Again it is not for all skin types so do test it first. I tried it and I cannot say about the glow claims because I did not see much of a difference on my skin. But yes definitely it does help clear out your skin of any kind of impurities. Do not expect it to make your acne vanish because it is not a treatment product for it.
9 shades available
Dries quickly after application
Highlighters are one of my favourite products. I love how they add a beautiful glow to your skin. NYX professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid highlighter is a nice light, creamy highlighter. You can build it also to give you a full blown sheen. It is a cream based highlighter and it is very easy to use. As it is cream based you can mix it with you foundation or wear it underneath your base for a glow from within kind of look. You can wear it as an eye shadow or a lip topper to plump up your lips. You can also just dab it on your skin to highlight the high points of your face like your cheekbones, brow bone, nose, cupid’s bow and your collar bone to give you a dewy look. The highlighter comes in nine different luminous shades. It is very travel friendly. It comes in a transparent tube with a doe foot applicator like a tube of gloss. As it is transparent it is very easy to identify the shades from the outside if you own more than one of these highlighters. All of them are really nice light reflecting shades to give you a gorgeous sun kissed look. It is shimmery and highly concentrated. NYX is now available in the Indian markets and also online. It is not very heavy on the pocket priced at about 750 which is a great. The wear time is decent. As it is cream based I would not suggest it to be worn over the foundation or concealer as it tends to move the products underneath it. The other drawback is that it dries down quickly so you need to work with the product fast else it will set in one place and look patchy. Overall it is a nice product.
Davidoff is one of my husband’s favourite brands for perfumes. He uses the cool water eau de toilette for men and suggested the woman variant to me. I absolutely loved it. It has a combination of fruity and fresh fragrances. The top notes are water melon and pineapple. The heart tones have lily. The base note is really seductive fragrance of blackberry and woody notes. It comes in a cute blue bottle which you can carry around. It is quite long lasting yet not that overpowering. It has a mild aqua fragrance which I love. It is seldom that I come across a nice aqua fragrance. Coming to the price point it is quite steep considering there are so many good perfumes available out there in the market. A small bottle can cost you up to INR 5000 which is kind of heavy on the pocket. But keeping in mind that it lingers on your skin for the whole day; you can invest in it.
Safe on skin
Last for 4-5 hours in summer
Rexona is a brand all of us reckon with. It is a brand we have all grown up using. I have used their soaps and roll on. Sweat trapped in your underarms contributes the maximum amount of bacteria which causes body odor. I think body odor is one of the biggest turn offs for everyone. I personally hate body odor especially underarms odor. It is important and imperative to maintain personal hygiene but deodorant roll on do help to some extent in keeping those odors away. I tried the Rexona aloe vera underarm odor protection roll on as it claims to keep bad odor at bay for forty eight hours. It has been made with a unique sweat guard technology which prevent bad odor from sweat and bacteria. I am a little apprehensive of using deodorant roll on as my skin is very sensitive. But this one does not itch or irritate the skin and gives a very soothing and calm effect. It does not stay on me for forty eight hours and stays for about six hours. It smells like fresh aloe which is very calm and light. It has sunflower seed oil which helps in not drying your skin out. It can be applied every after bath. Just roll it 5 6 times on your skin. It is quite inexpensive as well and comes in two sizes. It does not contain alcohol which is great. There are two more variants available; shower fresh and powder dry. While shower fresh has a woody fragrance powder dry has a very nice floral fragrance. It is travel friendly and available in any mart or chemist around your area. So go out there and be confident in every activity you carry out because rexona roll on got you covered in the body odor department.
no drying time required
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips are designer strips for your nails. It is like dry nail polish. You just need to peel it and apply it like a sticker. They are easy to remove with a nail polish remover. Trust me when I say this they are a lazy girl’s best friend. They are available in varied patterns and shades and textures. One does not need to get messy and wait forever for the nails to dry. Their pigmentation is great. They are non fussy with zero drying time, easy to apply and give a salon finish. Go experiment!!
smooth buttery formula
do not last long
color payoff is poor
NYX Professional Makeup Butter Lipsticks are creamy lipsticks from the NYX family. These lipsticks have a satin texture and it gives you a glossy kind of a finish. They have sheer pigmentation like a tinted lip balm. They do not have an opaque finish which is a bummer. They would not weigh your lips down. They keep your lips plumped up the entire day. They do not last for long and you have to reapply. The pricing is decent and would not burn a hole in your pocket. The shade range is extensive with thirty one different shades which is great. If you like soft, supple lips go check it out.
jet black color
Faces magnet eyes kajal lasts all day is a beautiful kajal for eyes. It has a smooth texture which easily glides on the waterline. It is super smooth on the lids as well. It gives you an intense pigmented color in a single swipe. It has a strong staying power, does not smudge or melt. It has a jet black matte pigment. It claims to last through the day, however stay put for about 8 hours. It is pocket friendly and comes in a bright red packaging. It is in stick form so does not need sharpening which makes it travel friendly.
NYX matte bronzer is a pressed powder which along with contouring gives a gorgeous honey glow. It has the goodness of chamomile green tea and also has ginseng root extract; all great things for the skin. It can be used to create a natural, sun kissed look. It is buildable and comes in various shades. It is buttery smooth on the skin which I love. It comes in black packaging with the nyx logo. It is not very heavy on the pocket. Also the pan is huge so you would take a while to finish it. It is great for light contouring or for the days when you want to accentuate those sleek cheek bones.
Avene Thermal spring water is something my aunt swears by. It is collected at the source i.e. a thermal spring to maintain the softness of the water. It is pure gentle soothing water which can be used for various things. It can be used following a surgical procedure but please check with your doctor. It can also be used if you have redness on face, skin irritation, sunburn, after removing makeup, post shaving, post workout, after hair removal, as soothing mist while travelling. It can be used for baby’s diaper rash too. It comes in white spray bottle and is pocket friendly. It is a great multipurpose product for people with hypersensitive or irritated skin.
Neutrogena is one of the best skincare brands out there. I had tried their sunscreen and face cleanser before trying my hand at this. Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream is a fabulous cream if you have dry hands. This cream is clinically proven to makes your hands soft and smooth. Your hands will feel moisturized after just one application. It is really long lasting. The formula is glycerine based. It is a highly concentrated formula for deep moisturization. It is available in two variants original and fragrance free. It instantly gets absorbed and you do not need a lot just small amount to have happy soft fragrant hands.
Milani is an Italian brand. Their products are slightly on the higher end but good quality. Milani amore matte metallic lip crème is fantastic metallic liquid lipstick. They have a liquid to matte formula which is really smooth on the lips. The shades are to die for such gorgeous metallics!!! They are highly pigmented and shiny which dries down to a shimmery matte. It gives you a velvety finish once dry which makes your lips look fuller. It is non sticky and stays on till you have an oily meal. It does not transfer which is great for lipstick lovers like me. It has a precise applicator and comes in a clear gloss tube so it is easy to identify different shades by just looking at them. It is great for travel as it would fit into any of your bags.
Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair With Liquid Keratin Total Repair Shampoo is for really dry, stressed hair that break easily. Our hair is exposed to the sun, pollution, harsh water and that makes our hair look dull and damaged. It needs extra care and repair from the inside. This shampoo claims to give you healthy, supple and shiny hair. It also claims to reduce hair breakage by 85%. It does give you shiny hair and controls the breakage to a certain extent. The keratin serum repairs the existing damage and prevents further harm. It comes in white plastic bottle with lid. I would have preferred a pump bottle. It is quite inexpensive.
intense color payoff
MAC pigment is a loose colour powder from MAC. It is highly concentrated and has some kind of adhesive which helps it in sticking on the skin. You can choose to create a subtle look or go all out and bring out the bling in you. It is extremely easy to blend. It can be used dry or wet. You can dip your brush with water or setting sprays for an intense colour payoff. As it is a loose pigment it is a multipurpose product. You can use it as an eye shadow or as a blinding highlighter or body shimmer just mix it with your body lotion/oil or use it under your foundation for a glow from within. The shade range is extensive; you have 40 shades to choose from!! MAC is a high end brand hence expensive but this product is super versatile that you would not mind spending that kind of money. It comes in clear jar with a black screw cap for easy differentiation between shades.
NYX professional makeup BB cream is a tinted moisturizer. It is great for people who do not like heavy foundations and want a light makeup base. It is great for everyday use as it is very lightweight. It keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized. It evens out the skin and gives a sheer coverage. It is a nice and easy product to use for daily wear. It has an oil free composition so it dries down matte. The wear time is between 4 to 6 hours. You can also use it to spot correct. It is great product to have if you are a college going girl and want a no makeup look. It comes in tube form with the shade highlighted on the tube itself. The price is a bit steep for a tinted cream. As it is compact it is travel friendly. Also you can apply it on the go as it is a hassle free product.
does not suit dry skin
Revlon color stay whipped crème makeup is a creamy mousse foundation. As it is creamy it blends really well without being cakey. It has a smooth consistency which helps in not leaving your skin looking patchy. It dries down to a matte finish which is lovely. Most cream base products mostly end up moving your makeup but this one stays put in place. The coverage is flawless and is buildable. The packaging is travel friendly. It comes in a transparent glass jar with a black cap. It is a multipurpose product. You can use as an eye shadow base, to spot correct acne and acne scars and to highlight. I would not suggest people with dry skin to use this as it has a matte finish it will end up highlighting all the dry patches. Shade range is decent and it is slightly steep in terms of affordability.
great for contouring or using as blush
buttery soft formula
MAC bronzing powder is tinted powder which enhances the skin stone. It contains light reflecting bronzing pigments. It can be used to create a natural, sun kissed look or to accentuate a tan. It is available in both matte and shimmery shades. It is buttery smooth on the skin and gives an even application. It comes in the signature black packaging with the MAC logo. The price is steep but the product is good quality. Also the pan is huge so you would take a while to finish it. You can use it a bronzer or a blush or a highlighter. It is great for light contouring as well as it has buildable coverage.
Himalaya wellness acne and pimple cream is an anti acne cream. It treats pimples and skin eruptions while keeping your skin soft and smooth. It has excellent astringent, styptic and cooling properties perfectly suited for treating acne. As Himalaya is an ayurvedic brand it has a very low count of chemicals in it. It has the goodness of aloe vera and masur ki dal which is great for skin. It is easy to use no hassle cream. Just wash your face and apply the cream on the acne or boil twice in a day. It is extremely inexpensive which is a bonus point.
intense black colour
infused with natural oils
Elle 18 kajal is a beautiful jet black inexpensive kajal. This is one kajal which probably every girl has used during their initial days of makeup. The pigmentation is great and it gives you a really intense and rich color. However it is not smudge proof. After about an hour it will start spreading like wild fire and leave you with racoon eyes. The applicator is easy to use but not at all practical. The tip gets rounded after a few applications and then it is extremely difficult to apply a thin line of kohl on your waterline. The kajal is infused with oils which is great for your eyes and would not dry them out. It is pocket friendly but I wish they tweaked the formulation and the packaging.
NYX Professional Makeup Pore Filler is a makeup primer from the Nyx brand. It is supposed to give you an even pore free base for makeup. As the name suggests it fills into your pores to give a flawless effect. It is talc free and has an oil free formulation. It is enriched with vitamin E to smoothen the skin. You do not need a lot of primer to cover your face. If you take too much it might get sticky. The price is quite steep. The packaging is decent; comes in a tube form with white covering. It is a well loved primer; however quite pricey.
Lakme Absolute Argan Oil lip color is a creamy lipstick from their argan oil range. It has decent pigmentation and does not dry the lips. The argan oil formula keeps the lips moisturized all day. The finish is soft satiny and last for about six hours. You do not need a lip balm underneath as it does the job of a lip balm too. It has a variety of twenty shades. The package is luxurious come in a metallic gold casing. The pricing is quite reasonable. Lakme’s market presence makes it easy to access. It would look gorgeous sitting on your vanity.
the bottle is inconvenient to use
Who does not like a flawless base?? I think every body does!! Nyx Honey Dew Me Up Primer does exactly that. This is a dual product and can be used as a primer or serum. It neutralizes redness and discoloration. It has honey, collagen, hyaluronic acid..all things great for intense hydration and to give you a soft dewy look. The primer is gel based and blurs out pores to give you a smooth canvas for makeup application. It is infused with light reflective gold flecks to give you a glowing, illuminated look. Your skin will look radiant all day. It smells amazing, has a citrusy lemony kind of fragrance. You do not need to use a lot of product, little goes a long way. You can use it under your moisturizer or foundation. Works well for all skin types. Be mindful while using the primer as it can get sticky if you take a lot of product. The right amount will make your makeup look flawless. I am not a big fan of the packaging though. It does look luxurious with the gold cap and flecks in it and it is a clear bottle so you can see the product clearly. However, the cap has a stick applicator attached to it. I would have preferred a pump type cap as it is hygienic and you get less product out. The good thing is the primer is not runny and has a thick consistency so it does not create a mess while applying. Talking about the price point, I think it is slightly heavy on the pocket. It does not brighten the skin like it claims but gives you a dewy finish. Whenever applying this primer, let it sit on your face for 5 minutes and then start with your makeup routine for a dewy supple skin!!
great for dry skin
Cetaphil cleansing and moisturizing syndet bar is a bathing soap bar for dry and sensitive skin. It has a non irritant formula which is great for people with sensitive skin. It is non alkaline and improves skin hydration. It has shea butter which is a great moisturizing agent for all skin types. I have normal to dry sensitive skin type and it has really worked for me. It does not dry me out like other face washes or facial bars. I felt a difference after using it for a week and my face was visibly smoother and softer to touch. It removes dirt and impurities from the skin without giving the squeaky clean skin tightening feeling. It is not harsh so can be used for babies as well. My friend used it for her baby boy and has been loving it. It maintains the ph levels of the skin as it has a ph of 5.5. It is great for people with itchy or flaky skin. This soap has a mild scent to it which is not very overpowering. The pricing is decent in which you get a good sized bar. Market presence is good so you can easily get your hands on it. It is very easy to use, just apply to skin while bathing or washing your face. Work it into a creamy lather and rinse thoroughly with water and your good to go. A lot of dermatologists recommend this. It has been dermatologically tested for allergies. Like every other product please do a patch test before applying the soap. The only drawback is that it becomes a melted mess if kept in moist closed soap cases. It is great for summers when your skin is dehydrated and you need extra nourishment and winters when your skin becomes flaky and yearns for deep moisturization.
Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer is one of the most loved primers in the market. Lakme is a much loved brand across the country. As the name suggests it blurrs out the pores and gives you a smooth finish. It is a two in one matte primer which can be worn alone or under your makeup base. It gives you a matte finish. Due to its water proof formula your makeup will stay through the day. It has a creamy texture but it does not feel or make your makeup cakey. It also minimizes pores which is great for people with large pores. It is lightweight and will make the makeup last longer. I personally love the sleek smart packaging. It comes in a tube form which makes it really easy to use. The nozzle type opening makes it easy to control the amount that comes out. Due to its compact size it is easy to carry and travel friendly.
extensive shade finish
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream is soft semi matte lipstick. It is not matte and more like semi matte. It does not dry out your lips and gives you creamy velvety finish. Lips stay moisturized the whole day and it does not get patchy. It is really affordable and has big shade range of corals, pinks and reds. It has 64 shades in total which is huge. The lipsticks last for about 5 hours. Anybody looking at buying nyx soft matte lip cream can consider buying this as it is an affordable version of the nyx one. The lipstick comes in a small plastic bottle with a doe foot applicator which is precise and gives you highly pigmented and opaque color in one swipe. It is also very travel friendly.
NYX professional makeup born to glow liquid illuminator is a lightweight shimmery liquid highlighter. It gives you a illuminous lit from within glow. You can use it under your foundation or alone to highlight your cheekbones, décolletage and cupids bow. It is buildable but you have to be careful while using it. It has sparkle in it, if you squeeze out too much you’ll end up looking shiny. It has a plastic tube with a nozzle type so you can control the quantity. You can also mix a pea size amount with your moisturizer for a healthy soft dewy look.
Maybelline baby lips bright out loud is one if the ranges of baby lips lip balm from Maybelline. These lip balms are tinted and claim to stay on for eight hours. Despite being so popular amongst the public and my friends somehow these lip balms never worked for me. They do not moisturize your lips a lot. The tint is very light, not brightly pigmented and does not stay for long. If it suits you please try it. It is inexpensive and the flavour range is extensive. It comes in a plastic tube which is easy to carry while travelling.
Bobbi brown lip color is a creamy lipstick. They claim it to be semi matte which it is not. The shades are highly pigmented. They have a balmy feel and glossy look. The lipstick packaging is done in a gold casing which looks luxurious. The formula feels comfortable on the lips but does not stay for long. It will not dry your lips out. For someone who loves supple lips should go for it. There are 22 shades in this range. One lipstick is worth 3600 which is overpriced. If it was a liquid lipstick I would not mind paying that much. There are a lot of brands out there which have better formula for much cheaper prices.
MAC amplified lipstick is another range from MAC. They have a semi lustrous and they give full coverage. It claims to be highly pigmented but it is not. It has a glossy kind of finish and has a balmy texture to it. You will feel like you are wearing a tinted lip balm. As they are balmy in texture they are very hydrating on the lips. I love their packaging, it comes in their signature black packaging like most of the other ranges. All MAC lipsticks are high on the price point but the quality you get justifies it. Use a lip liner underneath to make your lipstick last longer.
MAC satin lipstick is one of the best ranges from MAC. They are long wearing, highly pigmented, even on the lips and not as drying as their matte and retro matte ranges. It has a buildable formula so you can get the shade as opaque as you want. It is a creamy lipstick so it is no surprise that it will transfer when you eat and drink, but will leave a stain on your lips. It comes in their signature black packaging like most of the other ranges. All MAC lipsticks are high on the price point but the quality you get justifies it. Use a lip liner underneath to make your lipstick last longer.
vibrant shade range
Elle 18 nail pops nail polishes are a really cute collection. They are glossy, come in vibrant eye catching shades, highly inexpensive so very easy on the pocket. The only drawback is that they do not last long and chip very easily. Also when you remove them you end up staining your fingers. The packaging is really cute, they have really small glass pots with an image of a girl in her teens on the cap. They have about thirty shades in their range with pinks, reds, greens, blues family. The price point is very attractive so one can ignore the chipping and reapply.
Maybelline color sensational vivid matte lipsticks is another beautiful range from the drugstore brand Maybelline. This range is not matte like the name suggests but creamy lipsticks. They have a soft texture and give an opaque color in a single swipe keeping your lips moisturized all day. The shade range is bright and pigmented with coral, red and berry shades. The shades suit our Indian skin tones. They are not transfer proof and do not last long. The price is affordable like other lipstick ranges. Dab some loose powder to make it matte if you like but do try for the bright shades.
Lakme insta liner is a liquid eyeliner from the Lakme family. This was my first liner and I loved it. It is inexpensive and easily available in the market. It comes in a glass bottle with a thin brush for precision. It is jet black in color which has a great color payoff in one swipe. It does not smudge or crack all day once set. You need to apply it and let it dry for 30 seconds and you are good to go. It is now available in 3 more shades. The bottle is made of glass due to which it is not travel friendly.
Lakme 9 to 5 weightless matte mousse lip & cheek is true to its name and is a weightless lip and cheek color. It has a powder matte finish which is smooth and in one swipe gives you even coverage. You can deepen the shade with a second coat as . The shades are even and not patchy. It does not settle in your fine lines and dries out matte. It has an easy to use foam tip applicator and the body is in the shape of a tube. It can be used as a blush, again buildable on the cheeks. A versatile product to have in your vanity.
NYX professional makeup vivid brights eyeliner are liquid liners and brights shades. Now these are not your regular eyeliners. You have a red, a cobalt blue, a lime green. These are not for the faint hearted. People who love experimenting should definitely try. They have an intense color pay off and dries down matte. They have a thin brush applicator for those gorgeous winged cat eyes. The packaging is color coded so if you own more than one you can tell from the body itself. These come in 4 vibrant shades. All the bold please do try, I loved them and you will love them too.
Nyx professional makeup matte liquid liner is a precision liner for lining and defining your eyes. It is a must have for creating bold and classic looks. The precision tip helps in lining your lids perfectly. Like the name suggests it is a matte finish liner. It glides on smoothly and is completely black in color. It dries quickly too which is great. The brush is really thin so you can draw the thinnest winged liner. It stay on for a long time and is also waterproof. The price is not too bad either. Someone who is fond of liquid jet black eyeliners should definitely try this.
does not have a mirror or brush
Milani rose powder blush is a beautiful range of blushes. They are available in both matte and shimmery shades. It is a natural finish powder. It can be used as a blush or bronze too. I use it as a bronzer. Love the formula, it is buttery soft to touch. It is highly pigmented so you do not need a lot. It is Also buildable if you want to contour with it. It is long lasting and easily blendable. The packaging is gorgeous. It has a beautiful rose shaped pan with a transparent lid. It would have been great if they had given a mirror in it.
Nyx jumbo eye pencil is gorgeous crayon that can be used as an eyeshadow and an eyeliner. It does not tug, pull or fade on the eyes. It has a creamy formula which easily glides on. It is available in a beautiful range of shades. It has a combo of shades shimmer and matte. The formula is great for upper lid but as it is creamy you can not use for tight lining the waterline. The downside is that since it is so creamy it tends to move around. I would suggest using a primer or concealer underneath and setting it with a finishing spray. It comes in a crayon form which can be sharpened with a sharpener. It is good value for money.
stays upto 4 to 5 hours
I absolutely adore this particular highlighter. The color is bomb and is compared with a lot of high end highlighters. It is affordable, easily accessible in the market as Maybelline has a huge presence both online and in offline stores. It is highly pigmented, available in two beautiful shades – molten gold and rose gold. It is very easy to apply and it does not have a lot of kickback. You do not need a lot of product, just apply a little on your cheekbones and you are good to go. I mean what is not to love!! The molten gold variant is a warm gold shade which gives you a luminous kind of highlight. It is buildable if you want something with a blinding effect. It comes in a round pan with a transparent lid which makes it easy to identify the shade. Though I would have liked if they had given a mirror on the lid side for easier application along with an applicator/brush. It is not very bulky so one can carry it in the bag for touch ups. It has a soft creamy powder formula which is easily blendable. It is suitable for all skin tones and undertones, I personally think people with deeper skin tones would look absolutely gorgeous in this. One should use a setting spray to set it in place as it tends to displace after a few hours. As it has a huge pan which one would take eons years to finish, it can also be used as an eyeshadow, mix with your foundation for a glow from within effect, use it alongside your blush for a bronzed look, mix a little with your moisturizer or lotion for a body shimmer. I think for 550 bucks it is not a bad deal at all.
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