Enhances skin glow.
Provides smoother skin.
Retains moisture level of the skin.
Eliminates skin infections.
Roop Mantra Cucumber Face Wash – I used once as on my friends suggested me to try this!!! It is s Ayurvedic product and this face wash main ingredients is cucumber as we all know it is very good for skin refresh and health and also leaves amazing benefits for our skin and is also reach in vitamins and minerals. This Roop Mantra Cucumber face wash claims to prevent acne, pimple and also reduce dark spots, as I am not acne prone skin I can’t tell you that it works for that but it does act on my skin gently without imparting any dryness. As it also consists of Neem and Haldi it acts as an antiseptic as well. In fact, it cleanses my face thoroughly and removed every trace of debris as well as clogged pores and left my skin healthy. It so smells like cucumber. It is easy to rinses off and cleans skin naturally and it doesn’t produce any side effect on my skin. A small amount goes a long way. After the wash, I never felt dry or stretchy. Overall is great wash and is also enriched with all natural ingredients which are essential for skin. It deeply cleanses the skin and is also oil-free. It is also inexpensive and easily available.
NYX Intense Butter Gloss - These are super pigmented, super shiny, and super sticky too. They’re basically the perfect combination of a bullet lipstick and a gloss. I am not personally a fan of these, they just don't suit my style, but they're not bad in my opinion, they may have to be the type of product you're looking for. I have this in a few colours, Napoleon and chocolate crepe are my favourite colour in a lip product. But that gloss stains my lips in the weirdest way. It looks like kind of ridiculous if you decide you don’t want to wear anything on your lips anymore - the lip line left behind is really severe. The stain on my lips looks too odd. But I didn’t notice any streakiness or bleeding. It wore around 7 am to 2 pm when I took it off. I probably touched it up 4 or 5 times in that period, though each time I didn’t have to add much. You do get darker lines of product building up around the edges when you do touch upon your lips as you wear these, though they stay pretty pigmented. To me, it never wore off completely when I had a few drinks and a large meal. It generally stayed looking decent, but it definitely looked a lot better after touch-ups.
Denser and volumized lashes
Hard to remove
Maybelline's Lash Sensational mascara is of course, highly rated amongst beauty bloggers, so I wanted to try once is not too expensive so I snapped up a tube to try on my extremely short, extremely fine lashes. It's true that the mascara itself seems a nice enough product: it's a little thinner than the Colossal Big Shot mascara by Maybelline, but I am happy about this is that because it seems to clump less easily, and gives better separation than the Colossal mascara. I really love the way that it separates and elongates the lashes. But the wand I'm sure it may suit others, but not me. It's a broader diameter wand, which means that I tend to poke myself in the cornea when I'm using it, and that's never a good look. And I can improve/adjust my technique to cope with that over time, but the other thing about the wand is that it's curved, and I find that when I put it into the tube back, a great deal of mascara is wiped off the bristles and makes a hideous mess around the top of the tube and create a lot of waste. Perhaps I'm missing something but in this please believe me the wand is just too troublesome.
Rich and creamy texture
Great for dry and dehydrated skin
Nourishing and hydrating
I have recently discovered this body lotion and it has quickly become one of my best products! I have dry skin and have been searching for a deep moisturising lotion, that’s affordable and easily available, and this Nivea lotion is all of those things! The lotion deeply moisturises the skin and show instant results, I found that after 2 or 3 days of application my skin becomes softer and more hydrated. Another great thing is that this lotion doesn't leave an oily, sticky residue at all which means that you can apply it at any time don’t have to wait for it to dry. The lotion has a lovely scent, the traditional Nivea scent that isn't too overpowering but has that fresh feel. This lotion is available nearly everywhere and It's so handy to find a great, affordable product that is so easy to find. This is now one of my favourite products and I would 100% recommend having a bottle in your makeup product. Overall whenever I tend to chop and change moisturizes from time to time but I always go back to this one. Perfect for anyone with dry skin. A thick rich cream that absorbs into the skin, smells beautiful and is very effective in hydrating the skin for a lengthy amount of time. And very reasonably priced.
Long lasting scent
Decadence Marc Jacobs perfume - is the perfect name for this perfume because everything about it is decadent, from the way it is packed in the box, the bottle and finally the fragrance. The box is wrapped in very thin and tight cellophane which feels like a luxurious second skin. Over the cellophane is a cardboard sleeve with pictures of the bottle and advertisements. You take off the slick cellophane to find a beautiful hunter green crushed velvet box. You open the lid and you first take out the bottle which is a green piece of thick cut glass. It's quite heavy and feels good in the hand. Then you have to unwrap the cap. The cap is wrapped in crisp black tissue paper and the newer versions of Decadence have a black tassel that is attached to the gold chain and that is wrapped in a nice plastic sleeve itself. Then once you are done unpacking everything you finally get to the perfume itself. It’s a heady mix of plum papyrus dill vanilla and heavy flowers. It is very strong and travels far and wide and last so long. This is a gourmand fragrance to me. It makes me think of thick chocolate (decadent) sou flee served in a fine dining establishment with a big doll up of fresh sugary whipped cream on top. I don't know what took me too long to get this but I'm glad I did. It is kind of like a grown-up Pink Sugar. Definitely a fragrance that belongs in any upscale perfume collection.
Good floral fragrance
I fell in love with this perfume after the first scent. It's everything a perfume should be timeless, beautiful and makes you feel a million dollars. This is the scent for the classy, powerful modern woman of yesterday, today and tomorrow. This is one of the classic perfumes that I enjoy all seasons. it is more of a day time scent for me. it is a feminine floral scent. I absolutely love the ylang and jasmine in it. It just feels really feminine and girly. I wore it recently and got a lot of compliments on the scent. It was least expected and everyone asked me what I wore so that they can get one for themselves or give it to others. Why I am saying this is because the fragrance is something that definitely people will notice it. I thought it was light and not really noticeable but I was proved wrong many times as friends also commented on how good I smelt whenever I wore this. As I said earlier this is a light scent and is not strong and would not give you a headache. It is quite affordable yet it is a classic perfume that would make you feel like you have worn a really expensive perfume.
Super smooth formula
Not entirely matte
NYX professional makeup matte lipstick - is an excellent matte bullet lipstick. I have three shades- Strawberry Daiquiri, Angel, and Indie Flick. I review the shades individually but Strawberry Daiquiri is my favourite; it looks more perfect on my lips with perfect nude peach! It is a non-drying matte formula that doesn't tug and pull at my lips. This has the right balance of moisture and matte and when it comes to the coverage is even and opaque. Lasting power is pretty good with this lipstick. It's no liquid lipstick, therefore, it won't make it greasy, but for a bullet lipstick, it's good. It will last through your morning coffee and take you through to lunch. Colour selection for this matte lipstick series is excellent. I would compare this formula to the classic Matte lipsticks, but NYX is cruelty-free so they get my business. I love the way the lipstick gets into place when you wind it down into the tube. There is no risk of the product twisting itself and getting smooched when you've put it away. This is a great design feature that should be standard. I got my shades at a special local sale. I'm super happy I stumbled across these lipsticks. The price tag is more than fair. I will check these out again when I'm looking for another matte lip colour.
Removes waterproof makeup
Gentle on the skin
Not 100% oil-free
Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover - I am very happy that I got this product as I had just run out of eye makeup remover and had to get a new one and I got this affordable eye makeup remover. My first impression was that I liked the simple, suitable packaging with the large opening so you can easily put enough product onto a cotton pad to saturate the lashes, but it does make it a little difficult to control the amount that comes out. I have to say I didn't really like the smell, to me, I felt quite chemical and artificial, but it isn't overpowering to stop me from using the product. It also didn't work as quickly as some other makeup removers that I have used, I needed to hold it over my eyes for a while than usual, however, it felt very gentle and there was no stinging when I accidentally got some of the liquid in my eye – which is a huge bonus and makes the extra minute to remove the makeup completely worthwhile. It is important to note that although the bottle states it is oil-free, there is some greasy residue left behind, so it is still necessary to cleanse properly. Overall I was quite happy with this product, and although it isn't my favourite eye makeup remover that I have used, I probably would buy it again because it is effective at an affordable price.
Easy to apply
I have tried a ton of cheap eye shadow primers and most end up the same. I have oily eyelids but dry at the same time, and it seems nothing cheap will stop my shadows from creasing. I’ve used many eye shadow primer cheap mostly I barely get any product in the tube runs out within days or so drying on my lids/eye and now this one by Milani have to say I enjoy the tube packaging so much better than other applicators, but this performed just emollient and creasy. Created by the end of the day, and that gross creasing from where you have a line of shadow just right there on your lid. I also have hooded eyes. I didn’t even do a very intricate eye look. I will say the Milani kept the colour there and was smooth on application, however, there are other primers that did not crease. At least for me, this doesn’t perform as a primer for my lids. I like using these on lighter eye days when I’m wearing just a transition shade and not worrying about crease colours so it’s not a bad option. If needing to cover-up vein eyelids is not an issue for you then this primer will probably work well for you.
Creamy matte texture easy to apply
Colorbar matte touch lipstick- it features the glamorous property of a matte lipstick with a velvety finish which will make you fall for this lipstick. It comes in a shiny silver coloured casing that has the name of the lipstick on one end and the cap of the lipstick has the colorbar USA printed on it in white colour. I got this orange toned caramel brown colour it gives me a creamy matte finish but the texture is creamier than matte and however, it is smudge proof and doesn’t transfer much. The lipstick is not drying or heavy and is easy glides on the lips. My lips feel more hydrated and moisturized. On application, there is a slight sheen on the lips but it does fade away after a while and leaves a matte finish on lips. I feel slightly smokey feel and is nicely pigmented and the colour is quite visible in a single swipe since it is creamy matte lipstick I didn’t find it to apply with lip balm for smoothening the lips before application. To make it lost longer apply it with suitable lip liner and use a lip brush to give a richer and more precise colour. Overall this colorbar lipstick has an intense colour that is creamy, soft and glides smoothly and leaves lips simply moisturising and yet absolutely matte.
silky and smooth
Slightly blurring effects
Tube very clumsy and kind of bursts out due to air pockets.
This is a great replica for Benefit Cosmetic's Porefessional! It does just like benefits to look skin pores free and make skin flawless smooth for the foundation. The only difference between the two products comparison was the slight difference in texture and colour. Benefits is a little more beige/skin tone coloured with a very smooth texture, and this one is little opaque peachy tone with more silicone/gritty looking texture. I mentioned gritty looking but trust me it definitely no gritty looking when it's rubbed into the skin. It goes VERY smooth. Awesome product in love with this primer! because its a budget-friendly and wanted something that really works like the high-end stuff and sometimes I only wear it by itself because it makes my skin look so different and gives a well-hydrated appearance. Not only it makes your skin look flawless and smooth, but it is also very healthy for your skin which normally so rare to find nowadays. It does not clog the pores and the vitamin e in it is very good for your skin. I am so happy that I found this product it gives me great confidence in my skin now. I would urge anyone to try this.
Chipping off easily
No long lasting
I like that they have loads of design and you can get nail art designs without the struggle of messing up and waiting for the nails to dry. But I think this nail polish sticker just won't work for me because I've tried many including Sally Hansen they just don't work with my nails, they look funny, they take a long time and I end up in getting annoyed and when I start to peel it just won't come correct it always messes up. In the kit came a cuticle stick it does push back my cuticles well but I found it went blunt with few uses and became less effective at pushing back my cuticles but the file and buffer work well. For me painting my nails with solid colour is less struggle then this, but it seems to work for many, so give it a try, may nail wrap will work for you!
NYX Butter Lipstick it seems they continue on and on this butter thing. I found this creamy sort of lipstick comes in many colours and what I really like about this is packaging they are the colour of the lipstick and it always makes me easy to quickly organize them and also it comes in a fun size which is really cool. As the name says butter lipsticks are really smooth, no shimmer and consistent, but nude colours weren't getting their true colour on my lips. Whereas the darker shades went full colour on my lips for the first swipe there's no shimmer in of this lipstick they are just creamy and I really pleased with this lipstick as it also leaves a bit of shine which I thought is a really pretty thing. I also impressed by it's thin and lightweight I mean you barely really feel them on your lips. Since they named butter lipstick at first I thought they might be moisturizing but they haven't had anything extra to give my lips some nourishing feel, but except this compare to other butter lipstick I really definitely recommend this to give it a try.
Creat mess on the forehead
L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer - I really like this product. I have dark brown hair but looks like black. I find sometimes those grey hairs start to come through especially around the front of my hair. This product is a lifesaver to cover those grey hairs. I do find that it covers those hairs very well but also it can be really messy sometimes and I often have to clean my forehead off after using. The nozzle makes it easy to aim the product on the area you want to cover. This is such a handy product and the bottle is convenient to slip into your bag or purse which is great for emergency touch up. I find it hard to know which shade to use as I have dark brown hair which sometimes looks black and finds that the shade darker brown is an okay shade to use as it is quite dark. I find that it can leave the hair a little stiff if you sprayed too much but can be easily brushed through. I find that once it is applied it lasts until I have washed my hair. Overall I have no real problems as I feel it does its purpose and will continue to use.
Smudge and water-proof
I am the kind of person who always wanted to try new products and I never leave a chance to buy one! I never got this blue heaven product because I am not a big fan of cheap products but few of my friends suggested me to get one and try so I got this Blue heaven sketch eyeliner. I didn't like the bundling and look of the liner. As you open it has a fine tip and you have to slant the pen to get it on eyelids. This eyeliner is very pigmented and had a semi-matte finish. It dries very quickly and finds it quite easy to draw a precise line, whether it’s thin touching the lashes or winged eyeliner. It claims to be smudge proof, water proof and long lasting and it does fulfil all the claims. It stayed 6 to 7 hours for me. One day my kajal near upper line lash went overboard as I didn’t have time to correct it I applied eyeliner on top of it, the eyeliner does stay and it stayed longer than usual. But make sure you dry it completely. I don’t know whether it completely smudges proof for those who have watery eyes. Apart from this it never irritated my skin or apply like a patch on eyes, it is very smooth and consistent gives jet black colour.
Easy To Apply
Glides On Smoothly
Smudges or Runs
No 24 hours stay
I agree with most of the other reviewers so far: this eyeliner does not last (absolutely not a waterproof!) and is near to impossible to sharpen the pencil. I bought mine in the shade Glazed Toffee, and while the colour is much pigmented and the soft and creamy texture glides on easily, it also smudges all over the place both immediately and after quite some time. I generally don't have oily skin around my eyes I don't need to use eye colour primer, but I do have very watery and fairly sensitive eyes. Clearly, I was drawn to this liner by its being waterproof but I badly let down by this product. Apart from the staying power, the sharpening of this liner is illogical. It is slightly larger than what fits in many standard size small sharpeners, so it’s totally frustrating. If you do manage to sharpen it, it becomes like a weapon: very jagged and uneven sharp edges... Not what I want to take to my eye! Today, I managed to Sharpe it, although I used only about ½ used it just would not sharpen any further. Total failure for Maybelline with this product, when they are so many other options as readily available. I would never purchase this one again.
Easy to use
I truly love a glow-stick it leaves on my face, this one is actually my favourite for the natural glow. The colour seamlessly blends with any skin tone and it simply glides on with the creamy consistency of the illuminator. I think that because it is made up of all good ingredients, it leaves this really lovely shimmer on the skin - not too oily or powdery. The scent on this is heavenly that smells like summer and simply transports you to a better place. It is just the glow I want to achieve each day and it seems to last with a little setting spray. I really like this illuminator a lot. I have a slight sheen to itself which mimic natural looking skin. It is really easy to blend and is pretty pigmented, as you can build up the colour. I adore the large size product. Seeing the illuminator in a large compact makes it easier for my brush to pick it up and apply on my face. This illuminator does help to define my cheeks by creating a shadow effect. The texture is paper light and does not feel cakey on my face. Although the product felt like grainy and it turns into a smooth powder. Overall is a good illuminator not too shimmery may look little dark on light or pale skin other than that I would recommend this product as it said it offers a really good natural looking radiant.
3 in 1 compact
Patchy if apply too much
Leaves a white cast
Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact – being the very dry skin time I was looking for both wet and dry compact which shall give me a good glow and won't dry out once I exposed to the sun. it gives me a very smooth canvas to work on and doesn’t look too matt on my skin, which is quite flattering. Staying power is medium as it lasts for me about 4 to 5 hours. After it settles it leaves a very pretty dewy finish on my face and made my face look quite radiant. It doesn’t make my skin look too dry or oily it worked well on me as it claims. When using wet it gave me a very sheer foundation finish as I don’t have any scars or dark spots and it does evens out the discolouration. When using this wet compact it becomes little patchy on my skin may not suitable for oily skin type. In order to use the wet I suggest to wet the sponge and pick up very little product and dap on the skin light not vigorously it will definitely give you a glowy finish and will flatter your skin texture even more. Overall it gives you a flawless glowy matte finish and the best part is that it comes with SPF and even it has vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid which are good for the skin and prevent skin from getting damaged.
Moisturizing and hydrating
I have several MAC lipstick and I have to say I have had mixed experiences with this. The lighter shades I've tried just clashed horribly with my skin tone, I have tried so many of the nude shade and have not found one that suits my skin tone. All the popular ones people rave about didn’t seem to suit me. And it's not just the colour, they seem to just sit on top of the lips and not properly bond to my lips. But, all the brighter colours look so great, they make my face look brighter, they suit me so well. And they apply so evenly, sink in nicely and stay put for hours. The quality is quite good and the packaging is simple and easy to use. I like the sleek packaging but it’s annoying sometimes that you can't tell what colour is inside. I can see why everyone would love Mac lipsticks if you found the right colour, but I have had so many fails because I do prefer nude shades. I know this is a weird complaint, but with other brands, I can swatch the colour on my hand and know whether it will suit me or not but with this Mac lipstick I can’t really do that.
Takes too long to dry
I recently purchased a few of the Miracle Gel. Over the weekend, I did my nails. I started off by washing hands well with clear foaming hand wash. Then I used polish remover to make sure the nails are completely clean. My colour covered nails well I used Jingle Red Rock. The Jingle Red Rock went on beautifully! Two strokes were all it took to give complete coverage. I did the two coats as directed and then followed up with the top coat. It really made the nails shine! I have to say the colour is quite pretty. But the smell is very strong as I find me holding my breath for a while when applying my polish. One annoying thing about this product is that it takes a lot longer time to dry than other nail polishes.so, unfortunately, this is not great if you think to put it right before you go. By Monday, my nails were already chipping. Granted, I did dishes and some other things in the water. I was going to buy the new Miracle Gel Chrome kits than just decided not to get it when I looked at how much my nails had already changed in just two days. By Thursday sadly, my index, middle, and ring fingers on both hands were completely chipped off on both the nail edge and by the cuticles. With the Jingle Red Rock, I am a dissatisfied customer.
Easy to use
Takes some of the beautiful finish
I bought this on a whim not expecting too much and it performed somewhat above my expectations. It does keep makeup for a long time - my highlight stayed perfect for 7 hours before it usually vanishes by then and my blush seemed to still be there however the problem is what it does to your foundation, as it takes away some of the beautiful finish as well taking away a bit of makeup or making it a bit sheer if you spray a lot which makes the same thing would happen if you sprayed any liquid like this or water excessively after applying makeup. All in all, I would recommend but not saying that this is the best, I would say stick with the matte spray one because that may preserve the finish of matte foundations. I got dewy because my skin is dry. Also to add, this bottle is kind of expensive for the product you get. I'm already halfway within two months of use as I use it only once every two weeks. I would try to get a finer spray nozzle because the one that comes with this, sprays it so that you use a lot. For a bottle that wouldn't last me a month of everyday use, the price isn't as nice as it seems. The good thing about this is the packaging and that's because the plastic bottle can be reused and after realizing how much packaging waste form makeup product, it's nice to know it won't go to waste and can be reused.
No shade choices
Gives unnatural look
Doesn’t blend well
Fair and lovely the first makeup product may most of them have used!!! Now they come up with this bb cream. As soon as I got to know about this I wanted to try it as it is not too expensive I got it!! The first thing I did after getting this is to read everything that it claims it says that it will give the instant fair look and cover all the dark spots and blemishes. The best part is it comes with SPF protection. This bb cream packaging made of good quality plastic with the screw cap and is a travel-friendly. As this BB cream is of only one shade may not suitable for dusky or pale skin tone. This is neither warm nor cool toned it is neutral. The texture of this bb cream is rubber like. It makes my dry part even drier and in oily part, it becomes patchier. It is not at all easy to blend in and leaves a whitish cast on my face but fades in some time, overall it gives you an unnatural look. It totally broke me out. It has the typical fair and lovely smell always gives me a headache. Never been able to wear for an hour it felt so heavy on me too horrible to tolerate.
Fresh floral scent
I am sensitive to fragrance so I won’t use much perfume. So, when I use I wanted the best one and one of the best perfume I had is this Mon Paris Ysl Perfume. This perfume fragrance is not overpowering and mostly of mild floral scent. The perfume one I got opens with tart and fresh red fruits which I like. As the perfume settles the sweet and the tart smell fades a little and softened by which make the feel are soft white flowers and peony, but the fruits are still strong. Later a spicy warmth creeps in and rounds out the scent, I would say this is patchy but it is not strong or offensive at all as I told you I am sensitive to patch! It just lends you an elegant sophisticated edge to the fruitiness and rounds it out nicely. Overall, the fragrance is a very pretty fruity floral, it’s sweet but not the candy sweet scent variety at all. All elements of the scent stick around throughout a long time and blend really nicely together. I would say it would be a great summer night's fragrance and can easily be worn in colder weather too. I really fell in love with this perfume. Every time I moved I would get a little burst of scent. I must say a little goes a long way.
ideal for all skin type
I got this bronzer recently, and I have to say this I am going to purchase this over and over again because I absolutely in love with this product. This bronzer is not too powering and you can start off really light and built up with just one swipe of the brush. The pigmentation is great as I have purchased other bronzer and have found how they crack very easily but with this bronzer, I don't have this problem. They wear well on my skin and won't look muddy at all, bit expensive but it lasts a long time. Some bronzers get to irritate the skin but this doesn't irritate or cause breakouts! What fascinated me more is that when I pick up the product it doesn’t seem to disturb the powder in the pan, as if I barely touched it. The product lasts me throughout the day and I didn’t notice any fading.I would recommend for anyone who wants a natural glow as it suits every skin type.
Softens the skin
Removes spot slowly
I love all Himalayan products as it works very well on my skin. My skin is generally not a pimple prone skin but sometimes it really does pop up whenever there is an occasion which I really hate and then I was introduced with this Himalayan acne and pimple cream since then it's been my emergency kit. It reduces the size of my pimple overnight without any irritation or making my skin too dry. It really works beautifully it keeps my skin soft and prevents future breakouts. Aloe vera in this product really heals and softens the skin but it will take time to remove spots which can be managed.
No last long
I have used a lot of kajals as I keep on switching my kajal because I was not all satisfied with the finish or the perfect black colour. I was looking for a jet black and good finish and then I found this ELLE 18 Kajal it not only gives a jet black colour but also gives an opaque finish and not just look dark in packaging but it also looks dark on eyes since then this kajal has become my daily "must apply" kajal. Smudge-proof is very important for me as it not only looks dark but also smudges-proof. I have been using this regularly and even on a special occasion. Even when my eyes get wet I did not notice its smudging even rubbed or touched lightly. Its semi-matte finish is my favourite part. ELLE 18 kajal claims that it is ophthalmological tested. It is also waterproof as claims. I really like it for creating Smokey eyes but if you are creating Smokey eyes you have to smudge it as soon as it applied. It really inexpensive high-end stuff. Application is so easy and simple but removing it is a bit difficult as I have to use coconut oil and gently give it a massage in order to melt down the Kajal, later I wash it off with soap water. The only thing which disappoints me is that the quality and it will finish off so quickly.
Smooth & creamy
Kajal is a must thing for me I use regularly. I keep on exploring new kajal and once I go this Faces Magnet Eyes Kajal. Packing is not very attractive it is a twist pencil-type which makes the application quite easy. It is really smooth and glides well on the lid and on the waterline but It claims smudge-free and waterproof I has to say this it is totally not a smudge-free or waterproof it doesn't even last long at some I wonder did I applied kajal or not, it tend to slip if you have watery eyes not even stay for a couple of hours so I have to reapply. It is definitely lighter than other kajal and finish is not at all good. It smudges more frequently even if u rub your eyes very lightly the kajal will go off very easily and this smudge creates darkness around my eyes. I must say this is totally not for regular use, I got this and used only twice but it causes no irritation or harm to your eyes. This kajal is not worth the money as we get way better kajals than this.
Ideal for all skin type
I brought this initially just to give it a try. I don't like any products with alcohol even I generally won't use perfumes, so this product does suits for me. I have to say, it is the best and as it claims, it is a multipurpose spring water use before or after cleansing your face, anytime in your skin routine or during or after the mask and the list goes on and on...where I come home during extra hot day I spray or just dap it in a towel and apply it on my exposed face, hand and leg it will reduce my irritation and gives a nice soothing feel. I feel my skin has been hydrated. Even I tried it on my hubby's sunburnt area and he seems to enjoy it. This spray has really nice dispersal and feels beautifully fresh on my skin. I don't use it for setting up makeup but I know I can and I am sure it is great for that. I have dry skin and this is best for my skincare routines thought this is essential. This doesn't make my skin feel tight or dry afterwards. My skin is looking the healthy nowadays it has in a very long time and is completely believe it is this product!!! Don't roll your eyes at this product it is so multipurpose and worth it if you truly care for your skin.
Easy to use
poor colour payoff
NYX Matte Bronzer I mean, it's OK. Not the best at the same time, not the worst. I purchased this in the medium shade as the lighter shade looked too light which doesn't suit me well. The texture is quite loose for a pressed powder, I just have to tap very lightly with my brush in the pan and there's a tonne of powder dispensed on my brush. This is really problematic as the colour pay off can be a little ODD on the skin. The light colour is more pinkie-orange than a bronze shade and if you are a very pale person this can look very harsh and obvious on your skin. This bronzer didn't last very long on my skin but it goes a bit long with setting spray. I also found out a bit middy on my face but very little. I love that it is a matte product. This would be a nice bronzer for beginners as it would allow them to build the colour up slowly as they are learning and practising and it won't get cakey, however with a tricky colour selection, this bronzer is a pretty "middle of the road" for me and unfortunately, I will not purchase it again. I will look for a subtle bronzer for highlight.
Easy to apply
Dries over a period of time
Bobby Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner I have to say this is one of the best makeup items that I have purchased. This is a really lovely Gel Liner, It is creamy, pigmented and glides on so easily and effortlessly. Few times I’ve ventured out and tried a new eyeliner I’ve instantly regretted and came back carving. It is perfect for drawing lines as it doesn't dry out and go patchy or jump off the skin as you're applying it. I really love that when it dries it doesn't turn into this hard or carked paint and it doesn't transfer onto your upper lid. It wears very nicely and it lasts all day long. It doesn't smudge or fade off so easily unless I wash my face. Like most potted makeup products, it will dry over time or if you leave the lid off. Although it doesn't dry completely but become little less smooth, but you can scrape away the top layer and find the underneath is unchanged and creamy. It comes off really easy with a makeup remover, I don't have to harshly rub my eyes to get it off as it cleans away so easily. It is worth the money because I use every day and it lasted me very long well over a year. This stuff is seriously heavy duty.
Smooth and creamy
Looks cakey after apply
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup sadly it did not tick any of my requirement boxes. Packaging of this makes you think there's more than what really is because of the thick glass jar. This jar is really heavy and it definitely not a travel-friendly. It is also not a hygienic product as you keep on dipping into the product every time you use. The scent in this makes you feel like so chemically and not at all pleasant but I noticed that the scent fades as you apply the product on the face. No matter what brush I use, it appears to be patchy and strain everywhere. It takes a while to get an even layer as one layer gives light coverage and cannot very buildable so I can only get a medium coverage at best, however, the more I apply the more it gets cakey. And it doesn't feel lightweight as it claims and I have also noticed that creates dry patches. This foundation does not dry down on its own and will stay sticky all day and you have to use powder to set it. Though I used the setting powder it still gets transfer onto the tissues, hands etc.. And over a period of time, it fades around my cheeks and chin than sunk into my pores which is really not good and overall it looks a horrible greasy mess. It is not long-lasting and is not suitable for oily skin because it does not have any oil control properties. Since it gives light coverage those have good skin and needs only light coverage may like this.
A little goes a long way
Little greasy during the day
My hands are usually dry and are in a bad shape before using this Neutrogena Hand cream I was badly needed for something which is really hydrating my dry and cracked skin. This cream really works well for dry hands and elbows and even sometimes it worked well on my foot as a foot cream, and now this becomes my first and the last cream I will ever use. I prefer this fragrance free than a scented one as I suffer from sensitivity. I apply it mainly before bed but some times during the day, it has a balm-like texture and is water-resistant too. I have to say some times during the day as my hand feels a little greasy while it absorbed. I fumble with this screw top as the flip-top would be good because I generally forget to close it as I am half asleep. As it claims it doesn't have a smell and is dermatologically tested and is gentle on the skin overall. Great for dry skin but it may bit too oily for oily skin type. I find myself using only at night as you don't need a lot as a little goes a long way generally it seems long-lasting as it claims.
I got the matching coconut milk shampoo and conditioner mostly because I was attracted to the coconut scent but it's also because of the brand that had been recommended to me so I wanted to try it out. Been using this for about six months now and it does a great job keeping my ends soft and healthy. Since using it I've found that it takes more time for me to develop split ends after a cut and it also helps to keep them hidden when they do pop up. I will say that for shampoo and conditioner it is too pricey and not something I normally spend but I always like to try new products and brands especially OGX. It has a wonderful coconut scent, and I'm not talking about that artificial scent. It smells like coconuts and I just love it. The fragrance fills up my whole shower and I love that my hair smells like the coconut as well. The conditioner is a good hydrating conditioner at the same time it doesn't leave my hair heavy or greasy. It's not overly moisturising and it's just perfect for my hair. It helps detangle my knotty hair and it makes it more manageable and silky. It's something I can use every day for my hair.
BAD to cover any scars
Has a greasy feel
Expensive for what it does
I have to agree with the others who don't care for this brush. I think I bought this long day before but I almost never pick it up to use it. Why? It's not the right shape or density for blending foundation onto the face. It's a flat synthetic brush, and the bristles aren't full, dense, soft, or fluffy. What works better to buff or blend foundation for an airbrushed look is one of those the synthetic complexion brushes. I will agree with who recommended Tarte's Bamboo Airbrush - that is a better shape. I also loved Kevyn Aucoin's foundation brush, but the cost of Aucoin's brush is a bit costly, which made it difficult for me to replace it. That brush was soft and densely packed and the point was nice for blending into small areas. Every time I used MAC's thin 190 brush, it will streak, so I ended up having to go over the skin with another tool such as a dry sponge or a damp Beauty Blender sponge, and for this reason alone I would never buy this particular brush again. MAC has other lovely brushes that I use for eye shadows. Everyone seems fond of this white goat hair brushes 239 and 217 which I use frequently; they are top sellers and deservedly so. But I would advise anyone not to buy 190 for foundation, or really for any purpose. In all the years I've never found a good use for it.
Shiney and velvety finish
I have 4 shades Brown, Green, Purple, and Gilded Gold. They are wood pencils, 1.3gr and made in France. The shades are beautiful and I really love them but I have one big gripe - they are too darn soft. I know that Kohl is very soft by nature but they are too soft for me. Warm weather practically kills them and sharpening has to be done pretty much each use as they blunt and reduce so quickly. They are perfect for smudging out as a shadow base and using in the upper lash line to tight line but the glittery ones do irritate my eyes a little and make them watery some time. I wanted to use them on the lower lash line but find they just come off so quickly and you can't get a perfect line. I have to place a line then go over with a matching shade of eye shadow and this works great, but then I may as well just use a setting spray and use the shadow on its own. So with that, the formula worked on my lower lash line as they are absolutely beautiful but it is nor long lasting so I won't repurchase after they finish.
Good colour payoff
Sunk into some of my lines
MAC is already known for one of the most extensive lip colour collections around. So, it’s truly impressive that they’ve managed to add even more shades to their collection. If you’re bored of your existing lipstick arsenal and need to inject some more shades into your makeup kit, look no further. My favourite includes feeling frizzy is a bright, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish and MAC uncontrollable is a muted, medium orange with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. Feeling frizzy shade had a good colour payoff, though not quite opaque, that covered the lips somewhat evenly. The lipstick had some slip over the lines, was a little thicker than I expected, and somewhat slight unevenness in places. As this colour is more common, a lip liner is totally do-able and would help the application a lot. While it was comfortable to wear and felt non-drying, it sunk into some of my lines over the four and a half hours it lasted. Whereas the uncontrollable orange shade had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that didn’t tug on the lips when applied directly from the tube. There was a bit of colour that pulled into my lip lines over time, though it wasn’t too noticeable. On me, the lipstick wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.
Staying power is good
Hydrating matte finish
Packaging could have been better
Not fully transfer-proof
I am the kind of person who always wanted to try new products and I never leave a chance to buy one! I never got this blue heaven lipstick range because I am not a big fan of cheap lipstick and I think they may harm my lips but I brought this to try once so I go this super red shade and it claims that it makes lips hydrating and it also claims that it is waterproof and stay up to 5hrs. I am not a fan of its packaging it looks so cheap and the semitransparent cap looks way too cheaper for me. I can’t exactly define the smell and it is quite strong, if you have really sensitive nose it may bother you, though the smell fades away so quick. As it claims it does hydrate my lips as the matte lipsticks are drying in nature. It doesn’t make your lips so patchy. The lipstick looks darker but if you apply it looks so light it is not that pigmented as it claims but it does hide the uneven tone of the lips I always use to use lip balm before using any lipstick that way it doesn’t make my lips look so dry and does stay up to 4 hrs.
Keeps brows soft
Sets and tames brows
Not very long-lasting
As somebody who always wears high-end products, I was slightly cautious when I first purchased this. I have very dark brown hair, but my eyebrows are black, and every colour brow product I have used thus far has left them slightly ashy. I have average brows. This gel is amazing for my brows. Lovely rich colour, and I think the brush disperses the colour so evenly, coating each hair and making my eyebrows look so thicker with just two coats through my brows. I used to spend around 20 minutes a day doing my brows and now I spend less than 2 using this. So easy to use and stays put all day, doesn't feel crispy, and the colour is great. The darkest shade is still slightly warm but prevents that ashy tone. For the price, you can’t beat it. A really lovely product, the brush is a bit big but not problematic, great pigment and lasting power make my eyebrows look really nice and thick. I usually apply it after filling my brows with a pencil, so it's not thick and at the same time it has same fixing power as the one from high-end stuff however they are way more expensive so like I said this product is a good value for money. Would happily buy again over other brands.
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - I definitely need some help in the tanning department. But as you could guess, finding the right shade of a bronzer is the most difficult makeup quest I have ever decided to pursue. Everything is too orange or too shimmery and just makes my fair skin look muddy and dirty but this Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder. This is my absolute favourite bronzer because it makes me look absolutely sun-kissed and glowing from within. Love with the sleek packaging, this product is guaranteed to impress you. Bobby Brown is a light, smooth formula that does not cake up on the skin at all but is pigmented enough to the point where your skin dazzles and as a bonus, you can never apply too much - it just never looks bad! It also has fantastic staying power, long-lasting all the way from 7 am to at least 5 pm with no touch-ups whatsoever. Granted, it is pricey but a little goes a long way and it will last you for a long time. A great product with a handy mirror inside, it is my absolute favourite bronzer and no other rival! Ideal fair to medium complexions. It's not too drying so it's also good for people with slightly dry skin.
Whitening and brightening
I am not a regular user of ayurvedic products as they seem to leave a very little effect on my skin, but I read a lot about this on beauty blogs so wanted to give it a try. It is a natural skin illuminator and de-tan oil for both face and body. The unique combination of ingredients clears almost any blemish and leaving the skin healthy and glowing. The oils in this nalpamaradi thailam make your skin moisturized and hydrated and it also acts as natural sun cream. This product also has ingredients which have antiseptic and antibacterial property. With its regenerating power ingredients, it’s rebuilt the skin surface and also support and strengthens the connective tissues. It also reduces skin sagging. I have dry skin which is very prone to breakout and hyperpigmentation. I always look for a skin brightening product that doesn’t clog my pores. It has a very strong unpleasant smell because of all the natural product and also shows that it has no added fragrance. I have noticed that if you massage your skin with this oil too hard it may cause redness to your skin so simply pat and press oil on to your skin. It was instructed to remove in 30 mins, can’t leave it overnight or too long. It is easy to remove no makeup remover is needed, however due to the presence of turmeric the oil is mildly staining. Overall this product has a peculiar property and left quite a good result for my skin.
Soft and supple skin
Great for winters
I think it was the first cold cream that I ever used. Yes, I have dry skin and I call this ponds cold cream is a winter saviour of mine. The package looks adorable but it also makes it unhygienic to use, every time you use you have to make sure that you have clean hands to avoid contamination of any kind. Hence it is not travel-friendly. Pond’s cold cream is quite thick and creamy texture and is not lightweight. This makes this cold cream is not oil skin-friendly as it may clog the skin pores, but is really work with dry or parched skin but have to be careful with the quantity or it may look cakey. The said power is pretty good for me, the smell is mild and pleasant. Overall it is very economical and easily available. It is a decent moisturizer in winter for dry skin people, slightly thick in texture and fine in hydration. I would say it's not a must-have product good for those who are on a budget. We have no dearth of cold cream in the market today so you can go for other better products. So it is neither a good nor a mess.
Creamy and smooth
A bit difficult to remove
I always obsessed with Milani cosmetics and it came out with this matte metallic lip creme. I fell in love with this matte lip cremes. I am not a regular user of lip creme so whenever I use I am so sure to use the best one and this Milani matte lip creme is one of it. My favourite two colours that I purchase normally are Lavish and matte innocence this lighter shades looks super flattering on for my skin colour. While applying it’s so soft mousse texture on and dries matte on your lips. I love the fact that even though they have a little shiny finish, they last as long as the matte lip cremes. I usually prep my lips with a balm to assist the moisture as we all know that some matte lip products can be drying. However, without a balm or lip primer, this product remains on your lips for a very long time though I eat and drink throughout the day my lip colour is still on and I no need to reapply at all and is a very pigmented product and feels very light on your lips. It is just perfect. And also it sells out so fast it is hard to keep it in stock this show that this is an amazing product.
Convenient to use
I know people have done a per gram cost comparison of this to other Dipbrow and while it rings it a little higher, there is one thing that is forgotten in this equation. With Milani, you are getting the dual-ended brush/spoolie applicator. And it’s not a bad applicator at all, the brush is rather stiff which makes it quite precise in laying down product as well as blending into brow hairs. To be perfectly honest, the quantity is perfect because it doesn’t dry out since you are using it up faster than a larger pot of pomade. I purchased the shade Brunette which is similar to Medium Brown in Dipbrow. So pigmented & not easily faded. I made perfect looking brows on me with this shade. I can able to lightly fill in sparser areas as well as go a bit stronger. The consistency is also similar to the high-end product. It is easy and last long day!! Would I call it a dupe? For high-end product, my answer is yes pretty dame close to one, that’s for sure! Long-lasting, waterproof, shade works for me, the applicator is good. I can’t think of anything negative to say honestly. I am really impressed and I'm loving this product so far!
Extensive shade range
Despite not liking the sticky texture of these all that much, I own quite a few of these! I have Nymphette, Russian Red, Pink Poodle, Viva Glam Gaga I and Viva Glam Cyndi. Nymphette is a beautiful sheer light pink with lots of fine gold shimmer; Russian Red is an intensely pigmented red creme with a glossy finish that looks like patent leather; Pink Poodle is a medium-opacity hot pink with barely-there fine gold shimmer; Viva Glam Gaga I is a bright opaque bubble-gum pink creme with a glossy finish; and Viva Glam Cyndi is a bright opaque reddened coral creme with a hint of orange and a glassy finish. These are super shiny like glass, but unfortunately, they're quite uncomfortable to wear because of the stickiness. They will attract strands of hair on a windy day like nobody's business, but fortunately, this means they'll last quite a long time too. Russian Red sticks around for a couple of hours on me, which is great considering I can barely get lip-gloss to last more than an hour! They're nice for layering over lipsticks and they play nicely on their own too. I find I can make these more comfortable to wear either by slapping on a tonne of lip balm beforehand or by applying a thin layer of a sheer non-sticky gloss over the top.
Small, handy packaging
Feels super gentle on the skin
Gives a subtle glow
The serum gets over quickly
No whitening effect
Lotus Professional Phyto Rx Whitening And Brightening Serum – I always have a good opinion on lotus product so wanted to give it a try once it was launched. This serum comes in a little glass bottle, which is handy but not travel-friendly. The entire package is flawless.it feels super gentle on my skin. It is very consistent nor too thick or runny which is perfect for a serum. While applying I felt it so tight on the skin than it gets absorbed in 2 minutes or after a nice massage. It gives a slightly warm sensation but goes away in a minute. I have dry skin so it was good but may fell a little heavy for oily skin. It smells very pleasant, the fragrance stays on the face for a while and then fades away. This serum gives my face an instant glow and made my skin look a lot fresher. The best part is that it leaves your skin a lot more hydrated and 10 times smoother. It gives you brightness to the skin. It will remove little discolouration and tan from your skin. A small amount goes way long for the full cover. It is a good serum for daily use but doesn’t expect any whitening.
Wide range of shades
Moisturizing and non-drying
Comfortable to wear
Not very long-lasting
I made a mistake and got some wrong shade, looked totally different online (I am now stopping online purchases of lippies unless I know the shade). It's quite a bright pink which is not quite my thing. I will just review the lippie though not the colour. It is very creamy, I had to double-check is it matte or not as it feels very nourishing. After about half an hour or so that creaminess wears off and it settles into a matte later. It stains the lips (at least this pink shade did) and really adheres quite well with limited transfer to cups or tissues. By the end of the day, my lips felt little dry but normally matte shade doesn't do this. I only needed to apply again after about 4-5 hours, so that is pretty good. If you aren't a fan of the matte look but want the long-lasting properties then apply a lip balm first, then apply lippie and blot x 2 then apply a gloss over the top. Lasts a long time and is a little creamier than a matte finish. I wasn't a big fan of the packaging though, the little colour button thing is annoying, you can only put the lid on one way or it won't go back and if you store your lippies vertically then you can't tell what shade it is because the colour button is on the side and you can’t really pick it on a go.
I was so excited to get this not one but two great colours. Ruby for me which is a deep red and fuchsia for me, which is a deep pink. Both colours are darker than I would normally wear on a day to day basis. I prefer lighter shades or nudes or slightly pink tones with my skin. However, I got this for occasional use and received lovely compliments when they were seen. The lipstick is so smooth to apply on easily with no lip preparation or lip balm beforehand. Felt really so comfortable to wear, my lips is so moisturised and I love the fresh and this slight coconut smell of the lipsticks is the best part. The lipstick did not run into my lines or past my lips, even with no lip liner. However, I did find it in the creases of my lips, which is why I don’t tend to wear dark colours during the day. And I often eat it up, so it needed to be reapplied often. I surprisingly liked the darker shade I received more compliments for ruby for me. And will definitely be wearing it on my next occasion. Both shades are also lovely on me. It can be easily removed with makeup remover though they are too dark.
Cleanses the skin
Ideal for men and women
I like to try varieties of a peel-off mask, I find it fun to peel the mask off. It removes dust from the pores and leaves the skin clean and smooth. It didn’t cause any allergy or any irritation to my skin. It left my skin clean, soft and cleansed. Generally I washing my face with a mild face cleanser before applying. Make sure to apply a slightly thick and even layer on your skin and make the peel-off process easy. I keep it till it’s get dry. I start the peel from my forehead but it doesn’t come out in a single piece as they show which is okay. Take your time and peel it gently and neatly. It hurts me a little as I have facial hair and my skin turned a bit red but the redness subsides within a few minutes. After the peel-off mask, the skin felt so soft and smooth to touch, and left my skin glowing. The skin looks brighter and tighter though these effects last only for few hours. It really removed dead skin, impurities and a few whiteheads nicely. However, this peel-off didn’t remove my stubborn blackheads. In my opinion, it is overpriced. The consistency of the face mask is very runny that makes the process of application little messy.
makes skin Oily
I'm going to be straight and say I really hate this stuff. I am a regular user of BB cream and seeing it on television so much I thought I would give it a try, as I wanted something lighter than the foundation on my skin and for my regular use. The consistency and smell were very good and it felt good between my fingers, almost like sunscreen. Once I applied on my face, I just can’t get it even, it just disappeared on my face and then stained my hairline, there was no coverage at all and it really stuck into any dry patches such as a pimple and made them look really dark. I tried to add a little more and it all started to roll off, like a lump and come off my face, it was totally awful, my skin felt oily, I left it on the whole day and it was so patchy. I thought I would try using it as a base under my foundation before I decided to throw it in the bin, but it was not good for that too. My foundation just seems to slide over it and ended up looking really patchy on my nose cheeks and forehead. It's not often through a product in bin, I usually store them in the cupboard for just in case situation, but with this, it was a different story. This goes on me DO NOT BUY list. I'm just glad it wasn't very expensive.
Creasy after a while
This is one of my favourite face powder! I use it as a setter for my foundation, not by itself. I love how it is Pigmented and how lovely it matches closely to my skin, although it's not that perfect. However, it sets my foundation well and helps my foundation to stay longer, and it sits nicely under my eyes on top of the concealer. The powder is good for a little extra coverage and skin covering. I love how it doesn't make me look cakey or heavy as well. When using all over my face, I use a soft and fluffy dense powder for best results and press/buff into the skin. To set concealer under the eyes, I like to use a damp or almost dry beauty sponge to press the powder into the skin. It helps to prevent creasing, gives good coverage for dark circles, and lasts all day long. As I said, the only thing is that its not that perfect colour match for me, because I have a medium/tan olive complexion and it is really hard to find the right shade in foundations and powder which is very sad. But I can still use this powder and will continue to purchase unless I find something with a better formula and colour.
Does not make the skin dry.
Soothes the skin.
Smell can be too strong for some.
My main concern during summer is tanning. I use sunscreens regularly and also cover most of the skin while going in the sun. It eventually reduces my tanning effect. However, to get rid of the rest, I prefer using a D-tan cream. Though it looks expensive I wanted to give it a try. The product comes in a bulky, white plastic round plastic tub well packed. It is too bulky to carry around. It looks shiny and in white colour. The formula is very light, creamy and silky. Even in parlours, the products look and smell like this. The mask has a strong smell due to the presence of peppermint, clove, eucalyptus, camphor and more. It is pretty refreshing and I love the smell but keep this in mind if you are sensitive you may not like it. The cream feels silky and smooth on the skin. when I tried de-tan facial I felt the white de-tan masks do not apply smoothly on the skin but this doesn’t. Once you apply the pack, You will thoroughly enjoy the cooling sensation. However, it irritates the skin a lot for the 1st time but it only lasts for a few minutes. Overall, I am super happy with the product. It really is an effective de-tan mask and more. It is expensive but the basic de-tan treatment even in local parlours cost something around 300 bucks so this looks quite reasonable.
some times makes hair frizzy
I have had this hair dryer for about three years now, and you know something, it is still functioning at the same capacity as it was when it was new. It is very affordable, relatively high efficiency and lightweight. It is noisier than other hair dries otherwise I would have appreciated, and my hair often looks frizzy after using some hairdryer but with this one, I didn’t find any. This is partly because I have quite mastered the blow-drying technique, but I did have the same issue with a friend's hairdryers. Because of this, I continued using it when I can and but I am planning to retire it soon now that I can afford a better mode Maybe it is cheap, but it targets all areas and dry’s my hair in 5-10 mins and also it completely dry my hair, which works really well for me in the mornings before work. Tips: Always use a heat protector, angle hairdryer from roots to ends, finish with the cool shot to minimise frizz hair.
This is the one product that always in my makeup bag for a long time. I never wanted to pay this kind of money for a sharpened eye pencil, but it just applies so softly on my eyes without tugging and grabbing. And the deep brown shade suites me very well. It doesn't look too warm, red, cool or muddied. I actually have thin hair, lashes & brows...they all look almost black. However, I am not a fan of black liners because they always seem to give off a blue grey cast which I don't. This said a good deep brown is hard to find. But luckily I found this. It brings my eyes to life the way. I wear this in the summer with minimal to no shadow. My eyes feel brighter and younger. So if you ask me for cheaper options out there...I am not sure. Do I have the patience to buy and try a bunch of eyeliners till I get the right brown and the right texture? I will say No. Coffee works perfectly for me so, I will just stick with this. The only reason I did not give it a full five lippies is that I feel like it fades by the end of the day.
I bought the Pore Reducing primer, I hate the perfecting primer and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Greasy and pore-clogging, it says silicone primer that doesn't do anything. When I look for a silicone primer, I look for a very thick, almost dry texture that provides a matte or soft-focus effect. I've been looking for a something dupe for the urban decay optical illusion primer. The product claims about the pore reducing primer so I thought I'd give this a shot. It's kind of pricey but Revlon loves to charge ridiculous prices for everything, similar to physician's formula but worse because Revlon's products are like 1/5th the quality of physician's formula. It comes in one of those glass bottles with a pump that you can't remove, and I'm pretty sure I'm only going to leave half my money's worth of this primer because there's no way to open the damn jar. Do not be fooled, they do this on purpose so you have to buy more, it's not a packaging fail, it has a purpose. This does have the texture I look for in a silicone primer. It also has the thick, opaque, dries down matte and blurring. It DOES blur your pores. However, it's not a dupe for the optical illusion. That stuff really, actually works. It leaves your skin flawless, poreless, perfected base, even on the most textured skin, and it doesn't break me out. The Revlon simply blurs your pores, but you can still that will be there. The easiest way to describe it would be that the Revlon BLURS your pores, while the others actually FILL them and make them disappear. The Revlon doesn't break me out, though, from what I've seen so far, and that is good. I'm going to continue to use it more, but I won't repurchase it, I'll just save my money and get another suitable one.
Easy to use
Easy to remove
I love the opacity of this liner but the brush and the formula is awful and inconsistent. If you are someone who likes a precise, thin and bendy plastic brush end for application, you will loathe this brush because the bristles stray everywhere and make it tough to put back into the bottle without making them bend in the neck of the tiny bottle. I do recommend it to people who use brushes for liner though because the opacity is fantastic. This eyeliner is so pigmented and a perfectly pure white good for an artistic look. I love that there's a decent amount of product in the packaging. This product is certainly not long lasting though, however not for day wear cracks quite easily but if you have a good base (not just concealer set with powder) I find it tends to last longer without cracking and flaking off. A big disappointment definitely would never recommend this product to anyone.
Comfortable to wear
I get super-dry lips, often get patchy, so the super smudge-proof liquid lipstick is so not for me - everything just seems to cling, finding the NYX lipsticks was a godsend. I have this in lots of colours are my perfect nudes- and the colour glides on so smoothly, sits moist but doesn't slide or melt, and get generally looks like my lips, but better. The finish sits somewhere between a matte and a gloss, it's a very good all-rounder finish. They also don't transfer to my clothes or tissues anywhere near as much as most lipsticks - jackpot. There is a slight scent, just enough to be fresh. The packaging is simply looking, and they added the colour at the end of lipstick which is very easy to find out what colour it is and travel friendly. The product is very good for your money. I've paid a lot more for lipsticks which didn’t suit me well, and the cost-per-wear is almost nothing because I wear these so often and they are so easy to. The best part of this product is the variety of shades- this is seriously something for everyone. In summary- fabulous texture- check, vibrant colour pigment- check, and long lasting; ticks all boxes in my lipstick department!
suitable for all skin type
I actually bought this because of all the reviews on beauty blogs as this powder/ creamy formula is great. I’m so happy that I got this, I finally found a powder that is not only easy to apply, but one that blends so well without looking so thick on my skin. I love using Extra Dimension Skinfinish for both contouring and highlights. This powder is absolutely amazing. As soon as I applied it I fell in love, I got so many compliments on my first day wearing it, it’s easily become my new go-to highlight! It gives me the most amazing luminescent summery glow. Formula is smooth and not glittery at all. It is super pigmented and it is long lasting too. You can create a suitable look or build it up as an intense highlight. If you really want that intense golden highlight then Spray “fix spray” on your brush first and your highlight will be beaming! Definitely a must to have in your makeup collection! It does emphasize pores but I think that's a hazard of all highlighters in general, rather than that there is no specific drawback of this product. I just wish I’d bought more!
Easy to apply
For all skin types
Mild stinging effect
I have used Himalayan Neem Face Pack but I wanted to try this one. In the beginning, I was so doubtful whether it will work as it claims. But I was totally surprised that it really worked as it claims. This face pack comes in a tube with a flip-top cap which is totally a travel friendly. The face pack has creamy texture while I apply it directly I mean only the cream it dries so quickly so I normally mix it with rose water and use it on my face in that way it takes time to dry and the effect is more. The pack spreads easily on my face the texture is good. There is a mild tingling sensation at first but it will disappear after a few minutes. Once it is dry it comes out so easily and it is not messy at all It left my skin so fresh and bright than before. Another good thing is that it made my skin so soft and there is no stretchy feeling after the use. Once I used it in the night and noticed a glow on my face the next morning. And I also noticed that it helps in de-tan and discolouration. The presence of turmeric and saffron helps to remove all the impurities from your skin and left it more hydrated. This has a present smell. Since it doesn’t strip the skin of its moisture, it is a good face pack that can be used throughout the year. Though it is suitable for all skin type I will really recommend for dry skin beauties.
Full of Chemical
This is one of the rose water which is commonly known and I have been using this the day since I started taking care of my skin. I use to add it to various face pack and use it directly on my face to get refresh fell. But then when I started to know about the ingredients in the products this one is really not worth it as it uses a lot of chemicals and fake fragrance. Everything about the product is clearly written on the label and I was quite surprised that I never noticed all these days. Unfortunately, it is not 100% rose water which I always thought it was. All the ingredients are not at all related to rose water the only proper ingredient is that rose oil. This rose water claims that it will cleanse moisture and tone your skin but how come rose water cleanses the skin. The refreshing feeling is just because of the water evaporation from the skin. You can also notice parabens which are a very harmful chemical and loads of it on this rose water, well this doesn’t make any sense for me. I find myself never using this again after getting to know about the ingredients. Well there are quite a lot of rose water products which are natural but expensive, but at least they are free from chemical
Makes hair healthier
I am a big fan of OGX products. I’ve used the coconut water and also used Egan oil in this range before, so I was excited to try this! The packaging is quite nice. I was immediately a fan of the packaging with its pretty bright blue bottle and gold flip-top lid. I have somewhat oily scalp hair & some conditioners make my hair greasy and even oilier. I also have quite dry ends being as I don’t take the best care of my hair. I found this conditioner was lightweight in feel. It gave my hair a great level of conditioning. The conditioner itself is very thick and quite clean and almost soap-like scented. I applied to the midsections to ends of my hair after using the shampoo of the same range and left in the hair for 2 minutes so the oils could be absorbed and work their magic. After rinsing and drying, my hair was noticeably softer and my previously dry ends were smoother and flyaway less visible overall my hair had a healthier appearance and looked so volumed. I quite enjoyed using this conditioner and feel it works well for my dry and damaged ends. As I told you I am a regular user of this product will definitely consider buying it again.
Comes with SPF
Evens out the skin tone
Add glow to the skin
Not suitable for very dry skin
I’ve been using this Olay Natural White Light Instant Glowing Fairness Cream since the long time I tried so many creams but always return back to this It not only provide my face look smooth, soft and fairer but also is non-greasy and very well suited for my dry skin. It actually its suit for wheatish skin instantly, and almost for 6 to 7 hours a day, I loved it. I am using this for a very long time, it really really works and gives spotless glowing healthy skin, it actually removed acne, pimples, pigmentation and dark spots. It's so amazing that it instantly gives whitening effect and also gives a smooth finish and doesn't dry your skin and the good part is that it has SPF which makes easy to use daily and it's now like my go-to everyday essential. My skin type is dry and when sometimes I have any very dry patches I would use a little moisturizer on them first and then apply this. Of course, it DOES NOT lighten the skin tone PERMANENTLY but yes it does provide that instant glow. But if you have very very dry skin then it might not suit you if u want to use it as a moisturizer cum SPF cum whitening cream. Settles quickly on the face, doesn't feel heavy and apt for daily usage in summers. It Suits me.
I've used this Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Water Resistant for years and it's been great. It comes in five shades and I use the lighter shade the Light Glow because I'm fair and it won't look too fake on me. This spray comes in an aerosol bottle with the bottle colour showing what shade. Except this isn't tan, its leg makeup. Basically, it looks like you've applied tan but gives some coverage. This is great for reducing cellulite, scars, bruises etc. and even unwanted marks on your skin are mostly covered. This product can be hard to remove I use a body wash to remove it but you might need a bit of exfoliator. This isn't full coverage leg makeup as that wouldn't look natural. I love this leg makeup for nights out. The makeup looks more natural at night time. Great for you when you don't have any time to properly exfoliate and tan. I give it around five to ten minutes to dry and then I'm done. It won’t transfer unless you use too much. Best to use this on hair-free skin otherwise it can look so odd. The best way to apply it is to either spray it from a distance or using a tanning mitt to blend it. I spray it either on to myself or on to the mitt and then I rub it in using the mitt in circular motions. This makeup has a very distinct chemical smell to it but I don't notice it when I'm wearing it. I love this, I look, tanner, slimmer and healthier. I have had people comment that my skin looks airbrushed. Give this a go in the lightest colour first and see it works.
Easy to use
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder- I brought this with one of my friend recommendations. The pack looks like high-end stuff but it way cheaper than you think. This product is beautiful. If you're looking for a more affordable dupe for high end stuff than this is the one. It creates such a beautiful glow, you can definitely build it up or create a natural highlight. It is gorgeous! Absolutely love this it leaves a beautiful glow on the cheekbones as well. It can be used as a highlighter or just as an all over shimmer powder so it is multi purpose. so my every day go-to highlighter has to take the backseat now because this Milani highlighter is my new favourite!! So pigmented and good texture. One swipe gives you a natural glow and easy to build up. I bought two of these to try out and have to say I am not disappointed! it's perfect for me and looks like it will last forever because it's quite a good size compact! It is definitely worth trying it!!! These highlighters are blinding! Will be purchasing a few more shades!
So thick on lips
NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream- What a disappointment. I waited for ages for these to be released, and upon trying one out and wearing it only for the time that I was in the store, I decided that these are not for me. At all. First off, the colour selection is too good. There's something for everyone who is looking to get one of the metallic lip trends. I mean these colours are stunning. They range from rose gold to metallic black and even a shimmering olive green. Every shade is unique and looks stunning. The packaging is good, but I enjoy an elongated, angled style so I'll give the packaging a 4 star. That's where the pros end. This formula is absolutely a nightmare. Most thick glosses feel so sticky. This goes beyond the call in terms of stickiness. In fact, it feels like a thick layer of Marshmallow puffed on your lips, and that gross feel never goes away. It sticks to itself (quite noticeably) when you close your mouth all the way, and it ends up looking really gross. Add to the fact that it settles into any hint of a line, and you've got a pretty bad formula. It will get on your teeth, in your hair, wherever it feels like. I just feel it like a mess. I wanted to love these, even though knowing that they weren't going to dry down like a typical liquid lipstick. But these are just kind of nasty.
Makes hair dry and chalky
Makes hair fizzy
I have very dry hair, damaged fine hair from the sun. So when I saw the buzz word Ultimate Hair Repair and 3X more keratin liquid range from Schwarzkopf I thought I would give it a go. Absolutely loved it at first, loved the sweet, oriental and a bit sour smell, so started using it continuously and brought more, now it's been 3months it has given me just the OPPOSITE of everything it claims to repair. It made my hair dried, damaged and now it looks straw-like hair. To my understanding keratin added in this shampoo is to "reconstruct" the hair, to reconstruct it has to keep the hair hydrated but this shampoo made my hair roots extremely dry and chalky. Not only that, but my hair feels thinner than ever before, and I even feel like my hair fall has been increased because of this shampoo and conditioner. I honestly feel like my hair is getting shorter and shorter!!! I am absolutely shattered, angry and very upset. I cannot believe that so much can a shampoo do!!! I will never use this product again at any cost.
Easy to apply
I fell head over heels for this MAC pigments. I think for any makeup and colour lovers this is a must-have product. It comes in a tiny pot but has to say it would last you ages as it is soo pigmented. I tried the colour Gold and Copper sparkle because these colours compliment my dark eyes it looks so pretty on me, you definitely have to try it and see how gorgeous it looks on you. I think it will compliment all the skin tone. I loved the Gold pigment to use as an eyeliner. It is so easy to use you just have to wet and dip the angled eyeliner brush into the pigment and line the eyelids with it. It is so smooth to apply and gave me a perfect line. I didn't need any other thing to make the liner stick to my eyes. The liner seems to last a long time on my eyes without fading. Gold would also look nice as an eye shadow. It is a lovely layering product or mixed with other product. It is an extremely versatile product and I use it more frequently. Another tick for some special occasion we can mix it with lipstick/ gloss for an intense glittered lip on those special glittery days. These are some good investment and would last you for ages and would not expire.
Gives a natural finish
Great for poly skin
Light and pleasant scent
Limited shade range
I am a regular BB cream user I look for BB creams which gives me a Good finish and comes with SPF. This NYX BB cream has a very creamy texture and faint scent which fades after some time. It comes in a tube packaging which is pretty convenient and travel-friendly. Normally BB creams are lightweight but this one is a little heavy. It gives medium coverage but still, it gives a very natural finish. This is extremely good for people with oily skin as it wouldn’t produce oil over time. But this is not apt for me as I have dry skin it causes breakouts. It gives you a dewy finish yet it might not be ideal for me as mine is dry skin. But sometimes when you mix it with a little moisturiser it will stay long for dry skin. It stays for a long time for about 5 hours for me. I will not recommend this for summer as it is a little heavy and makes your face sweat and it has no SPF. When applied, it adds a subtle glow to your face but it didn’t last long for me. I personally prefer other creams over this because it doesn't do anything as it claims. NYX offers a good product but this one failed to impress me.
Smooth and soft
I tried may bath/shower gels and after my first use of this Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel, I knew I wouldn't look for any further. It made my skin feel so soft, smooth and moistured; whereas other some products left my skin dry and tight and have to apply moisturizer again but with this shower gel I don't need any after shower moisturizer, as it comes with fragrance. This spicy aromatic scent is intoxicating, while the cleansing is gentle. But my only negative remarks would be the choice of fragrance in their product line as they keep on changing it. I don't get the people at Neutrogena, do they consider customer sentiments into account when they deciding on their product mix? This large bottle makes it last a long time as it is too concentrated a little amount goes a long time, and it doesn't clutter my bath/shower with its easy to use and non-dripping pump. the pump tube goes to the bottom of the bottle, so you can use almost every last drop which makes it even more economical. the flaking and dryness are gone from my body. if you have dry skin this is the body wash for you.
Deeply cleanses your skin
Nourish and hydrate
I had a breakout which began with a few pimples on my cheeks and spread all over my face. I never had such a bad reaction or break out in my face so fare I usually get the occasional pimple here and there but his once was really bad. And then my pimples got reduced but the dark spots made my face look worse. Then one of my friends suggested me to try this though it is for whitening it still helps to reduce the dark spots so I gave it a go! I followed these steps first I used the foam and followed by tonic and then I use either massage cream or mask and once all done I will finish it with moisturiser, during the night I apply the serum. I followed this procedure twice a week and it helped me to completely reduce my dark spots and left my skin smooth and silky. This kit worked super effectively to stop my skin break out. The cleanser is very gentle it removed all the dirt from my pores and repaired my skin to prevent it from future breakouts. I thought I would have to see a dermatologist and taking medication all those stuff, but I am super glad that I got this and have to say it literally saved me. This is totally not for oily skin type. I am giving 4 stars because it is way too expensive.
clumps on brush
Maybelline is always on the money with their mascara. It seems like they never get it wrong. They consistently produce great value mascara and this is no exception. First off, I love that it comes in a nice big yellow tube. It’s easy to spot it in the bottom of a drawer or makeup bag. I also love big fat brush applicators. I have big eyes with average lashes and those tiny little nubby brushes are a massive time-waster for me. Just give me a big fat jumbo brush so I can apply my mascara in under a minute and I am a happy girl, so thank you, Maybelline, for giving me what I crave! This mascara gives me great lash separation and definition and has excellent staying power. It’s not a waterproof mascara, but my eyes occasionally water and this mascara hold up to that without running all over my face. Another massive bonus is being a widely available brand, I can pick it up anywhere and it’s often on sale. I am a lover of beauty buys and tend to splurge on just about all of my products but when you can get mascara this good with a budget beauty buy price tag, why use anything else?!
pre and post bleach creams
milder on your skin
cheap for the quantity you get
Not for all skin type
I am not regular in bleaching my face because I feel it so hard on my face but then when I found this VLCC Gold Bleach Kit I really thought to give it a try! This comes in a small package with bleaching cream, activator and pre and posts bleach sachet. I first thought this pack contain bleach for single usage but for me, it came twice but if you are applying for your neck then it will come only once. I followed the procedure as instructed. During my bleach I never felt irritation or stringing feel, I didn't even felt so heavy after the bleach it left my skin look toned and bright. It lightened the facial hair and also removed my mild tan and discolouration. This is long-lasting for me it lasted for a week my skin still looked bright and glow. The best part of this kit is that it comes with pre and post bleach cream which is really helpful it really improved the after result and also it gave me a mini facial like treatment at home. It is not too expensive which is a bonus. Overall I really liked this kit and really worked well on my skin, it is very gentle and it gave me a much better result than I expected.
Smooth and even apply
Hard to use Sharpner
I saw this and purchased on a whim and I am glad I did! This Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon is amazing. I find the colours are versatile to use and it compliments my medium-toned skin and I honestly think it would suit most people. These colour last long hours and I mean long hours, though eating, drinking etc.. Although this is matte, it’s not drying like any other matte lippies and doesn't cake up too when you reapply. It also doesn't bleed into fine lines around your lips as others do. It is easy to apply and can be done on a run. The colours just stand out and are the most perfect everyday shade which goes with everything. I will definitely purchase this again. It does have a bit of tingly peppermint effect but nothing too dramatic. I really like the formula because it doesn't suck away any life out of your lips it's a nice matte comfortable in the lips. These chubby sticks even go will with the lip balm I will blend them across my lips with my finger to give a nice subtle pop of colour without being a full-coverage colour, it stays put for SO long. Overall amazing product and beautiful colours!
purifying and concentrated
Natural and no side effects
I got this Tea Tree oil spot treatment product as a gift. I am acne free before I even received this product so I have to say that I haven't tried it as a spot treatment and can't tell you whether it's effective for that. But I have started derma rolling and the brand advises to sterilize the roller with a dilution of tea tree oil in a water solution so I'm happy I can use this product for another purpose. The Body Shop tea tree oil bottle has a pointy tip built into the neck of the bottle for dispensing the product. The pointy tip drops just a couple of drops of the tea tree oil at a time which is just the perfect amount for me to make the sterilizing solution for the derma roller. It hasn't rusted my roller, nor has it contributed to irritating my skin when I roll. I'm so glad that I have a purpose for this tea tree oil because as I said, I don't break out anymore and would not need it for anti-acne treatment. I found another way to put it to use, to use it in a facial stream/sauna treatment. I mix few drops in water and pour it in a steamer, the stream goes through my skin and it creates a nice sort of sauna treatment for the skin. using this way made the treatment a bit more pleasant and it did feel like it helps to open my pores and purify my skin.
Remove even thin hair
Cover only a small amount of skin
Messy and time-consuming
I decided to get this Brazilian wax because I am a kind of embarrasses and hesitate to go for a bikini waxing in a salon so I got this. This Rica Brazilian wax comes in a metallic container and a plastic air-tight lid as an add on. This is a natural wax which uses vegetable oil as a base and for the sticky thing they used glyceryl roseate which are good to use in a sensitive area. In addition, it is a STRIPLESS WAX which is a huge tick for me to get this, and it also comes with an amazing smell which is so pleasant and sweet. Also, it is quick-drying, it will dry within a couple of seconds so it makes waxing so quick, and one more big tick is that it is 100% colophony free so there is no worry for any allergy reaction. As this is not as thick as hard wax it is so easy to pull off with bare hands. It is extremely painless as usually, the bikini area is not so painless area. It even removes the thin hair. One big drawback is that it is messy and little time consuming for beginners and I am saying this those who have NO patience at all avoid this wax. But once you get used to it, it becomes a lot easier. Overall it is a really good one if you can afford to get pre-wax and post-wax lotions and a professional wax heater good for you if not try for hacks without heater and try it. So, if u really have time and don't want to waste too much for this wax in a salon then this is a great option.
I was really impressed with the colour of this bronzer in the jar not too dark, not too orange, but it did the both and created clump in my lines after a day of wear, how unfortunate and horrible to see in the mirror at the end of the day. This is too shimmery for me. However, it does work as a highlighter. If I apply more than a light layer of this product, it starts to look more orange than the bronzer, but it applies nicely to the skin. It’s easy to blend. In general, I prefer matte bronzer but this isn't it. The shimmer is too intense and the colour of this bronzer is appeared to be quite sticky and is a definitely big NO for girls who are too fair or pale but may look good on darker skin tones. This is just not for me!!
I brought this 3 step Clinique Anti Blemish solution kit. My skin is in between normal and dry skin but blemish-prone once upon a time. Nothing has ever cleared my skin but this 3 steps system did. When I used this, I found my skin is much less red and blotchy and looked more hydrated. Blemishes are healed quickly and my skin felt so fresh and cleansed. It raised my confidence and reduced my blemish. Eventually, it reduced my desire to wear makeup as much as I was so over the moon with my clear skin at that time. Initially, I was concerned about the smell as I usually use the natural product and this product does smell quite a strong alcoholic, but it doesn’t sting or irritate my skin as other similar products do. But I have to say, this clarifying lotion absolutely stung for 3 days, my eyes felt watery for just being near it. However, that calmed down very quickly and it never bothered my skin after. I personally found that the 3 step system worked better for me only using it once per day. It didn't fell my results were as good using it twice a day for some unknown reason. Overall, I was very impressed by this Kit. A little goes a long way. I find its best to use it morning or night