Glides on smoothly
Comfortable to wear
Shades for all skin tones
Does not last long
These lip creams are for all nude shade lovers who prefer nude shades over vibrant colorful ones. NYX Simply Nude Lip Cream are quite buildable and one of the best lip creams in nude colours till date. The packaging comes in a retractable tube and the tip is pointed for seamless application. The texture of the cream is silky soft and glides seamlessly on the lips. It gives a Satin finish to the lips and makes them look natural. The cream lasts for around 5 hours which is pretty decent. It does not leave behind any stain after its removal. It is not drying on the lips and in fact moisturizes the lips after the application. It is available in 6 earthy shades and is quite affordable. The application is quite easy and the product is travel friendly. Would definitely recommend to buy this and especially for those who prefer Nude lip colors. It is available in all leading cosmetic stores and online websites.
Lightweight and creamy
Color correcting primer
Easy to use
These are perfect correcting liquid primers that come in 5 different shades and in color coded tubes. They make a perfect base for make up application. The liquid primer blends perfectly with the skin tone and hides all the dark spots, blemishes, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. The consistency is smooth and silky and it gently glides over the skin and blends evenly throughout the skin. It gives a perfect, flawless and invisible finish to the skin and makes it easier for the make up application. It is available in 5 shades and are suitable for almost all skin types and tones. The packaging comes in a small tube with a nozzle to let out just the perfect quantity of the product. It doesn’t make the skin oily or greasy. Also it increases the longevity of the base make up and adds up a glow to the dull skin. An amazing primer and must have for those who feel their make up looks dull.
Glides on smoothly
Adds volume to and defines brows
I have dense thick eyebrows and never felt the need to use an eyebrow pencil to enhance my brows. I have seen many of my friends who have light and thin brows use it often and it gives their brows a definition and highlight them, giving their face a gorgeous look. I came across this Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil and instantly fell in love with it. The pencil is a dual ended product with the pencil on one side and spoolie on the other side. You can outline and fill your brows with the pencil and with the help of the spoolie just even them out and shape them appropriately. Even you have dense and thick brows, using this will define your brows giving them a complete and defined look. The texture of the pencil is quite creamy and glides easily without falling off. It is an expensive product but all good comes with a price tag.
Dries to a satin-matte finish
Glides on smoothly
Takes time to dry
Vibrant and colorful lip colors are in trend and NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oils are one of the best if you wish to have some chic colors in your cosmetic wardrobe. These come in 12 pretty shades and are highly pigmented. The consistency is creamy and the lip oil glides smoothly onto the lips without any clumps or mess. It gives a satin matte finish to the lips and makes it look softer and fuller. Gives the perfect pout for the pics and is not gaudy enough. The colours are pop but not overboard. They settle perfectly onto the lips without drying out the lips and gives a perfect matte finish. The lip oil is moisturizing unlike other liquid lip colours. Though the texture is creamy soft, it is quite light weight and feels quite light on the lips. It is highly pigmented and just a single swish or two gives the perfect color to the lips. It does transfer to the glass or spoon when you eat but the shades are quite opaque and worth the money.
Strong herbal fragrance
I personally feel that Patanjali products are hyped for being made from natural extracts and that the amount of chemicals used is almost negligible. I N once bought this Patanjali Haldi Chandan Kanti Body Cleanser from a nearby Patanjali store after hearing positive reviews about it. I have a combination skin and it did not suit me enough. The scent of the soap is quite pleasing and has chandan aroma. The packaging is average and it is quite affordably priced. The soap made my skin dry quite an extent and I did not like the dry itchy feeling throughout the day. The smell of the soap lingered for almost 2 hours but the dryness on the skin remained throughout the day. It isn’t meant for dry skin either. My husband used it and had severe breakouts. It made his skin even worse and had to use to face moisturizer to get it to normal. I would not recommend this product.
Does not bleed
Defines and lengthens lashes
Easy to remove
Sweat- and humidity-proof
One of the finest mascaras that is long lasting and true to its name. It has a long staying power and does not wither off easily. It can withstand rain, sweat, humidity, tears everything. It stays put through almost everything and is the best product by clinique. The consistency is perfect and easily glides over the lashes. They mascara applicator is designed such that it separates each lash and applies the mascara evenly on the lashes, even at the nook and corners. The application is not clumpy and it dries quickly. Does not powder out after application unlike other mascaras. It also gives a lengthening effect and adds volume to the lashes. Comes in a travel friendly packaging and is spill proof. It is also easily removable. You just need warm water to remove it off and it does not smudge. I would highly recommend this. Although expensive, this is worth every penny.
Diminishes dark circles
Reduces the appearance of fine lines
Boosts collagen production
Calms and soothes eyes
Get absorbed quickly
A very gentle under eye cream that hides and works on dark circles, shadows and fine lines. The cream is quite light weight and blends gently under the eye area. Quite an expensive cream but works wonders for the dark circles and puffy eyes. It blends seamlessly under the eyes and gives a perfect natural finish. It never looks an in unnatural. I never trust eye creams as I am apprehensive of the damage they do more than working on the flawed parts. But this cream from Clinique is an exception and a perfect blend of moisture and hydration for the eyes. It prevents eyes from watering after the application and hides the dark circles and fine lines around the eyes effortlessly. Along with working on the dark circles, it eventually lightens the dark circles and shadows around the eyes. One of the best eye creams I have come across so far.
Picks the right amount of product
Can be used for texturing
Soft and effective
A Premium face brush from MAC that is worth every penny and stays with you for years together. This brush applicator is just perfect in its density, the bristles are perfectly soft, smooth and its multipurpose quality is what makes it unique from others. It can be used as a foundation brush, for highlighting, contouring, to apply face powder, liquid foundation, creams et all. These brushes are silky soft and help in even application of the product and they are very soft on the skin. They do not rub against the skin harshly nor poke the skin. The bristles do not shed and are firmly placed in the holder. The brush has a firm grip that helps in applying the make up seamlessly and effortlessly. One of the finest face brushes despite being expensive. Would recommend this to amateurs and experts. The best way to improve the longevity of these brushes are to clean them regularly after every use and you would not buy new ones atleast for 5-6 years.
Picks the right amount of product
Easy to work with
Offers firm hold
This is a premium applicator brush that is perfect to be used for contouring, highlighting and blusher. The bristles are dense, soft and long enough to be used as a Contouring brush. These brushes are expensive, being from a premium brand but trust me, investing in these brushes would let you have a perfect brush for a life long time. These brushes will last you forever and the grip and the perfection of these brushes is to vouch for. The bristles pick just the right amount of product to be applied on the face and you need not bother to even wipe it off the excess on the brush. The angled shape of the brush allows you to play with the contouring around every nook and corner of your face and working on the finest areas on the face. The bristles never shed off and stay the way they are I.e. just as new as store bought. Though they are highly priced, they are worth every penny and the quality is just amazing.
Easy to use
This makeup blotting paper is a boon to those who have combination to oily skin and fear the production of oil on the skin after make up application causing the skin to look blotchy and the make up fading away because of excess oils. NYX Professional Makeup Blotting Paper can be used everytime you feel that your skin is getting oily at an time of the day. They are super delicate and need to be handled quite carefully. All you need to do it just pick up one blotting paper depending on the amount of oil that your skin secretes, slowly press it against your face where the is oil secretion and gently dab it to remove excess oils. You need to rub it, lest you disturb your makeup making it blotchy. They do not have any untoward fragrance and hence there is no fear of any smell lingering on your face after its use.
Easy to use
Yet another gorgeous product from NYX but this was a bit disappointing. I would highlight the pros first of all. This Duo stick has a lipstick on one side and the lip pencil on the other. The colors are quite complimentary and blend very well when applied and used together. Ofcourse that is why they have it as a duo combo. The texture is creamy and glides very smoothly on the lips. It blends very well and gives a matte finish to the lips. Good pigmentation and you get the perfect color to your lips. Now coming to the cons of this product. The holder that holds the pencil is quite fragile and at one point of time the pencil actually came off and fell down. Good that it did not break. It makes the lips dry. You need a good moisturizer before applying. Also it is transferable and does not stay long. The lip color melts easily when you keep it in a warm place for a long time which is quite disappointing as you tend to carry it whenever you go. Not worth the money.
Velvety, smooth texture
Vibrant and bold colors
NYX Professional Makeup In Your Element Shadow Palette comes in 6 variants namely Air, Water, Wind, Metal, Earth and Fire. The shades are shimmery, metallic and glossy and give a perfect finesse look to the eyes. Creamy texture spreads evenly and smoothly over the eyelids and the colors are quite buildable. A single palette contains 12 shades and are quite variant and vibrant in colours. I tried on the Earth variant and the shades are quite pigmented and you need to have a light hand before dabbing onto them. A little amount of shade is more than enough to cover your eyelids and shade them beautifully. You need not be a pro to use this palette. A beginner can use it as effectively as an expert and can flaunt a salon like make up look at every occasion. You can also use them for daily wear. A Iittle bit expensive but the product is worth the money.
Can be used all over the face
Great for spot correction and touch-ups
Medium buildable coverage
Not suitable for all skin types
Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup is an stick foundation that can be used to instantly fix up your skin when are in a hurry to get ready and this comes as a saviour. The texture if quite creamy and the packaging is travel friendly which means you can get ready on the go. It comes in a retractable tube and in a stick shape so it becomes easy to hold and apply. It blends smoothly on the skin and gives an even skin tone. However, it does not quite work around the eye areas. You need to apply quite a lot of it around the eyes to hide the dark circles and pigmentation. It gives an average to medium coverage. Not highly pigmented but it is quite buildable. It works well with dry to normal skin. It might not stay longer for users with oily and combination skin. It is expensive but quite ok as compared to the counterparts.
Evens out complexion
Doesn’t oxidize and crease
The most premium concealer that I have ever come across with unique features and well packaged product in a compact like case. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer is just perfect product that hides all the dark spots, blemishes, under eye dark circles and gives a flawless look to the face. It also evens out the uneven skin tone and works wonders to the pigmented skin. The best part is that it suits all skin types and skin tones. The application is quite easy and the creamy texture blends beautifully on the skin. It does not become flaky and gives the perfect texture to the skin. Added bonus is that it stays for almost 8 hours which is quite a long time. It is very light weight and does not feel heavy on the skin. The best part is that it is smudge proof, water proof and humidity resistant which makes it all the more alluring. The only drawback is that it is crazily expensive.
Extends the life of brushes
Cleanses and disinfects brushes
Easy to use
I was always in search of a Brush cleanser that would clean my cosmetic brushes without much hassle and make them clean. I stumbled upon MAC Brush Cleansers and my search for a perfect brush cleanser ended there. Just the perfect product to keep your brushes clean, tidy and stain free. It is light pink in colour and smells like a bit of alcohol but the smell is quite negligible and is not bothersome. This brush cleanser goes a long way and only a little amount is enough to clean your cosmetic brush bristles perfectly by removing the stains and disinfecting them appropriately. Just 5 minutes of your time per day and you will have clean and stain free brushes for daily use. The packaging is quite travel friendly and the cleanser is quite affordable and not much pricey. A must buy for those who daily wear make up and need to clean their brushes routinely.
Color Lock Technology
Great shade range
True to its name, Lakme True Wear Nail Color I quite exuberant and finest nail colors that I have used so far. The Colors are highly pigmented and only a single coat gives you a highly polished parlor like nails. Very smooth consistency and it spreads evenly on the nails. It is a perfect combination and mix of shimmery and satin shades. It is chip resistant and hence stays longer on the nails. The new color lock technology stays put the nail color for a long time without the colour fading away even after many days. Affordably priced, the nail color shades are irresistible and make a perfect gifting hamper for those who love nail art and painting their nails. Easy to apply, and they dry out easily, hence ake a perfect nail enamel when you wish to get ready in a jiffy for any party or occasion. Highly recommend this nail color.
Intense color payoff
Separates and defines lashes
Takes time to dry
Difficult to remove
This is highly priced mascara that is quite a disappointment owing to the hype created around it. The consistency is quite ok and the mascara spreads evenly on the lashes. The lashes are curled perfectly and it gives a volumizing appearance to the lashes. Also it lengthens the lashes and doesn’t form clumps while applying. It claims to be waterproof and the applicator is just not so perfect to reach out to every nook and corner of the lashes. The mascara does not stay put for quite a long time and it cannot withstand sweat. It comes off and smears the face. I generally do not opt for highly priced cosmetics and avoid such branded ones. This mascara I had tried at the store in the tester section and I was not much impressed. The pricing is quite high as compared to its counterparts. Though it creates a false lash effect, it doesn’t give a natural look and finish.
Medium buildable coverage
Poor shade range
Feels heavy on skin
As the name suggests, this foundation gives an airbrush effect to the face by masking the pores and blemishes thoroughly. The density is not so thick nor runny, just perfect for application and it spreads evenly on the face with an applicator. It works well when applied post primer and stays longer. The packaging is quite decent and the nozzle gives oozes out the perfect amount of required foundation. It does feel heavy on the face and gives a tacky feeling. Also it isn’t much suitable for oily and sweaty skin as the foundation just does not control oil. The face becomes blotchy after sometime. The maximum time it stays put is for around 4-5 hours, not more than that. It gives medium to full coverage and blends quite well with the skin but is good for dry skin users. Combination skin users please stay away from this. It has glittery particles that is visible after application and because of them, the skin gets a dewy finish.
Wide range of shades
Glides on smoothly
Locks in moisture
I vouch for Lakme nail enamels and just love the shade range, the quality and longevity of the nail colours. Lakme 9 To 5 Long Wear Nail Color is no different and is just as perfect as any other nail color range from Lakme. The shades are highly pigmented and give a shiny glossy look to the nails. Available in 25 vibrant shades, these nail colors are a must have in everyone’s wardrobe. The chip resistant technology does not allow the nail color to chip off the nails and they stay longer. The collection has a wide variety of colours ranging from bold, subtle, cute, vibrant, office wear, party wear and almost every occasion. Just one or two coats of the nail color and you will have salon style perfect nails for every occasion. The long lasting formula is the best part and an added bonus to these nail colours.
Prevent feathering and bleeding
High color payoff
Wide range of shades
These are highly pigmented pencils meant for neatly lining the lips and giving it an extra oomph factor. The pencils come with a sturdy cap but are not retractable. They need to be sharpened often to use it for application. These lip pencils come in 28 vibrant and glamorous colours that are perfect match with many lip colours and lipsticks. These lip pencils have a quite creamy texture and hence do not dry or feather out while application. The glide smoothly onto the lips and are highly pigmented. Just a single stroke is more than enough to give a perfect finish to the lips. They stay put for a long time and do not fade away or smudge. Is not transferable and stays good for almost 6-8 hours avoiding frequent touch ups. It would have been great if they had come with in built sharpener so as to ease out the pain of finding the sharpener each time you need it. Affordably priced and available at all leading cosmetic stores and online sites.
A beautiful waterproof eyeliner pencil for the eyes that give a dramatic look without going overboard. This Eyeliner pencil comes in a sturdy travel friendly packaging and is sleek and slender. The grip on the pencil is amazing to hold it and apply it over the eyelids and under the eyelids. The texture is creamy and can be applied beautifully over and under the eyelids. It glides smoothly and gives a good coverage. Once applied it stays put for more than 8 hours even on oily eyelids like mine. It is water proof, smudge proof and smear proof. The eyeliner is highly pigmented and hence a single stroke with proper shading gives the desired look. It isn’t shiny like liquid liners but has a matte effect which can also be used for a smokey look. It is affordable and easy to remove. Would recommend this to those who have little time to get ready and love to apply eyeliners.
Lengthens and volumizes lashes
Defines and conditions lashes
Does not smudge
Easy to use
A beautiful all in one mascara that gives a doll like flash lash effect. This mascara is magical and is perfect for any occasion and event. The applicator is perfectly shaped to reach out every eyelash and shape every lash with precision. The application is not clumpy and the consistency is perfect to be applied to give a glamorous look. The mascara is designed to give 6 comforts I.e. lengthening, defining, volumizing, conditioning, lifting and intense colour pigmentation. It comes is 3 color variants namely, Black, Blackened brown and Blackest black. These are also available in waterproof variants. The mascara doesn’t feel heavy on the lashes and is quite light weight in application and in feel. The application is quite easy and hassle free. The highly pigmented nature gives a perfect colour in just one stroke and you need to retouch it again. It is quite affordable and available at almost every cosmetic store. Would definitely recommend this product.
Helps makeup last long
Easy to apply
Adds glow and radiance
I have seen many friends of mine clicking just perfect selfies and their face looks flawless, photo ready each time, every single time. I always wondered how and recently came across NYX Nofilter Finishing Powder and got all my answers. This powder very well settles the make up and give a selfie perfect look to the face. There are no blemishes, no dark spots, no uneven skin tone after using this powder. The packaging comes in a pan with a flip cap and is easy to carry and use. It is best used with a wet sponge and dabbed neatly onto the face after the make up for long lasting results. One can also use a brush applicator to use it as a loose powder to settle the base make up. It can be used as a touch up powder especially under the eye where there are dark circles and creases. The after application skin looks flawless and radiant. It is perfect for combination and oily skin as it prevents the skin from getting oily and does not allow the make up to become clumpy and cakey. It comes in 12 shades and suits almost every skin tone. Fairly priced as compared to its counterparts from premium brands.
Great shade range
Sweat and humidity resistant
Controls shine and oil
This is a boon to combination and oily skin cosmetic user who have a hard time finding cosmetics that suit their skin tone and skin type without the make up wearing off easily and looking cakey due to excessive sweating and oiliness. The very first time I tried onto this foundation, I found it to be pale but I loved the after effect it had on my face after applying make up and wearing it for almost 8 hours. It works wonders and is just a perfect product for those who want to wear make up for longer duration and have issues with their skin being oily and super oily. It comes in a small packaging tube and is travel friendly. The nozzle squeezes out just the right amount of the product. The texture is creamy and blends quite well with the skin. It has around 20 shades and suits almost every skin tone. It blends with the skin perfectly and is quite light weight. A bit expensive but worth every penny.
Balances skin texture
Evens out skin tone
Adds glow and radiance
Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup is quite a good foundation that suits all skin types and skin tones. It is a life saver during summers, when the skin becomes oily sweaty during the scorching sun and this foundation stays put through all this. The packaging is not that great. It comes in a glass bottle and the cap is a plastic one. There is no sealing and the foundation comes out in quite a large quantity when you just need to take out a little amount. The texture is creamy. The consistency is runny but not very thin or liquid. It is very light on the skin and does not look unnatural. Blends quite easily and gives an even look to the skin. Evens out the uneven spots and areas on the face, thus giving a perfect look. Although one needs to apply primer before this for it to stay put throughout the day. Affordably priced, it is available at all leading cosmetic stores and online shopping websites.
Allows precise application
Defines and tames brows
Easy to use
I avoid using brow pencils as I have thick eyebrows and just a proper threading makes it look perfect. These were my thoughts before I was introduced to NYX Precision Brow Pencil. I casually walked in to a cosmetic store to buy a liner for myself when the beautician introduced me to this brow pencil. She mentioned that even though I had thick brows, using this would tame my brows and enhance my features even more. I wasn’t sure how until she helped me apply it. It is a dual ended stick and has a flat tip pencil at one end and a spoolie at the other end. She outlined my brows with the flat tipped pencil byn holding it horizontally and using the flat side to draw and define the brows on the lower and upper edge of the brows. Then with the help of the spoolie brush gently spread and even out the shade by gently stroking the brows in feathery motions. Though it is not highly pigmented it is good with just a light amount of shade that defines and highlights your brows giving your face the extra gorgeous and perfect look.
Smooth and soft shades
Suitable for all skin tones
Value for money
Gorgeous blush palette with bright and vibrant shades, this Cheeks blush palette is a boon to beginners like me who love to buy but never dare to experiment. The blushes are compacted in the small case and aren’t powdery or loose. Highly pigmented colors and a little bit is more than enough to perfectly highlight the cheeks. You can also use it as a highlighter and as an eyeshadow when you wish to add more colours and drama to your make up for an occasion. The texture is creamy and blends quite well with the skin and spreads evenly on the face. Just a dab with the blusher is enough in the palette to pick just the right amount of shade to apply it on the cheeks. It is quite affordable as compared to other blush palettes. The palette has shades ranging from light to dark to medium to shimmery, suitable for all skin tones and all skin types.
Different variants available
Enriched with natural oils
Adds length and volume
Intense black color
All variants are not waterproof
This is one of it’s kind mascara that comes in 3 variants I.e. Lengthening, volumizing and waterproof. I walked into a cosmetic store only to try onto these after hearing its reviews from m friends. They were quite right. This mascara is just fabulous and does a great job. All three variants are equally good and give a perfect false lash or doll lash effect to the lashes. The lengthening one gives a long lustrous look to the lashes. The volumizing variant adds up volume to the sparsely placed eye lashes and the water proof one is water resistant and stays all day long. The applicator wand is long enough to use and apply the mascara on the lashes effectively. The applicator bristles are soft and evenly spread and apply the mascara on the lashes. They pick up just the right amount of mascara to apply without going back to the mascara bottle for a second dip of liquid. Very affordable and worth the money.
Even out skin tone
Six creamy shades
Smooth and natural finish
This palette is just the perfect product for beginners and experts. It is a multipurpose palette and can be used as a concealer, corrector and contour which means you need to buy or look for them separately. The product comes in 2 different shade sets and each set has 6 different creamy textured shades suitable for all skin types and skin tones. The six shades are best used separately or you can even mix and use them as per the desired shade to highlight, contour the best features of your face. The creamy texture of the shades blends perfectly with the skin tone and doesn’t appear cakey. The applicator brush picks up just the right amount owing to the creamy texture and spreads evenly on the face. It gives a perfect coverage and its multipurpose use is the bonus point of the product. Would highly recommend this for beginners as well as experts. Worth the money.
Smudges and blends well
Easy to use
This eyeliner is a good buy for those who love experimenting with their eye looks. A gel liner and a smudger, it works wonders for smoky eye effect. It comes in 4 variant shades and it affordable. The drawback is that it doesn’t come with an applicator and hence you need to buy a brush or use any thin applicator brush for its application. The texture is creamy and might be messy while applying. It may smudge when you apply it over the eyelids but once dry it stays put for around 5-6 hours without getting smudged or smeared. The Charlotte shade which is a chocolate brown shade is a perfect one for those who wish to have a subtle eye make up with smokey effect. Also it is waterproof and hence worth every penny. One needs to tighten the lid properly to prevent the liner from getting dried up. A heads up to this liner and would definitely recommend it.
Restores skin health
Makes skin soft
I generally avoid using any face lotions as I have combination skin and it is quite sensitive. Any cosmetic product or cream reacts quite horribly with my skin rendering it quite greasy and with acne. I came across Himalaya Nourishing Face Moisturizing Lotion when I was shopping in a supermarket and decided to give it a try. I avoid applying this during the day but I apply it every evening after washing my face thoroughly and my skin has actually started feeling better with no greasy feel. It is quite light weight and blends very easily into the skin. I use it on my face and around the neck area and I have found my skin to be considerately lightened up. It gives a fresh feel and a smooth finish to the skin. Has a very light fragrance which is aromatic and pleasant. It is very pocket friendly and available at all the leading cosmetic and supermarket stores.
Might induce hair fall
My postpartum hair fall was getting worse by the day and one of my dear friend suggested me to use Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo as she had used it for her intense hairfall and had experienced fruitful results. I was hesitant as I had tried many products just to get disappointed each time. But with a lot of coaxing I finally bought the Shampoo and conditioner. I started using and frankly I was more disappointed than ever. It not only made my hairfall worse but my hair started looking more dry and dull than before. Although it boasts of having 3x nourishing oil with almonds, olive and avocado oil it never worked for me. I used it for 15 days and I got highly disappointed with each use. Not worth the money and hype created. It might have worked for others but it did not for me and I vouched to never buy it again.
I had bought this Eyeliner during my college days and was quite disappointed after its use and the packaging. The quantity is quite less as compared to the pricing. The applicator is a good one but the application is not so smooth and easy. The liner did not glide smoothly over the eyelids and used to start clumping as soon as I tried applying it. It dried up within seconds after application but gave a tugging feeling to my eyelids. It claims to stay put for almost 16 hours which is not true. I have a combination skin and the liner used to start smudging as soon as I started sweating. The only positive part is the applicator which has a precision tip and can be used with other liners for application. Quite expensive but not worth the money. Though highly pigmented, it is quite clumpy and the look is quite unsatisfying for someone who loves to put eyeliners. Would not recommend it.
Enriched with chamomile and soy extract
Lip color and gloss
Doesn’t bleed and feather
I recently gifted Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor to my friend and she cannot thank me enough for the lipcolour that I bought her. I got her the Never ending Purple shade and she was just amazed and how the lip color brightened her looks. The lip color has no odor so you need not worry about the aroma or any insignificant smell to bear. The application is quite easy and smooth. It glides easily on the lips and spreads evenly. As per the instructions, we need apply the lip colour first and then the clear lip top coat. The lip color needs to dry first before we apply the lip top coat. The top coat gives a perfect color and a matte appearance to the lip colour. It is non transferable and you can just go eat lunch, have your favourite drink, kiss and just eat whatever you wish without fearing for touch up or the lip colour fading off.
Corrects dark circles
Cools and massages eyes
Easy to use
Ideal for all skin types
Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is just a temporary solutions for dark under eyes and uneven skin tone beneath and around the eyes. Highly expensive product and quite effective as a corrector. The application is quite simple and the thin creamy texture blends easily on the skin. It is quite light weight and does no t feel heavy on the skin. It gives an instant glow to the area under the eyes and corrects the uneven skin tone. It does not repair the dark circles. Just a temporary solution for dark circles. A best bet when you have puffed eyes or dullness around your eyes, and works wonders when you wish to get ready in a jiffy and have little time to do under eye make up elaborately. It is ideal for all skin types and skin tones. A must have for those who have immense dark circles and puffy eyes and little time to do an elaborate make up.
Soft and creamy texture
Easy to use
One of the finest eye liner pencils that l have come across. The liner glides easily over the eyelids and gives a perfect shape. The creamy texture makes it all the more exciting to use and it gets dried up easily. It works as a liquid liner but more comfortable than that. It doesn’t create mess while application and the pencil like applicator is easy to use and easy to apply. It comes in 18 vibrant shades. Highly pigmented and hence you need not worry about the giving it more coats. It does not smudge or smear which is an added bonus and hence stays for a longer time. The only drawback is you need to sharpen it often to keep a sharp tip while applying the liner. Not so expensive and worth the buy. However, if you have an oily skin make sure you apply eye shadow to settle it perfectly. A heads up for this product.
Glides on smoothly
I recently tagged along with my friend for her wedding shopping and came across Maybelline Matte Metallic Lipstick range of shades at the cosmetic store. The beautician was ecstatic to show us the varied vibrant 10 shades that were launched and we instantly fell in love with most of the shades. Quite affordable these shades came across as a fresh change for those looking for metallic shades with matte effect. The soft creamy texture glides smoothly over the lips and the highly pigmented colors give a fuller look to the lips with amazing pout. The creamy texture prevents your lips from drying and works as an excellent moisturizer. It stays put for a longer duration and is quite non transferable. These lipsticks are for those who love experimenting and bold colours in lipsticks. It has a mild vanilla fragrance and isn’t bothersome at all. Although there have been a few negative reviews I completely loved this product.
Liner plus lipstick
Comes with sharpener
Needs to be sharpened often
Although expensive this is a dream come true lip color that works as a liner cum lipstick and stays put for quite a long time. One of the best products of Bobbi Brown and this was one of my birthday gifts from my girlfriends. I absolutely love the way it enhances my lips and makes them look fuller and lustrous. It is easy to apply and comes in a stick like packaging. It comes with a sharpener so as to sharpen the edges to be used as a lip liner. The creamy texture glides smoothly over the lips and gives a perfect matte finish to the lips. It is enriched with emollients and shea butter and moisturizes the lips pretty well. It it's available in 8 different colors and I own the Dusty pink shade which is super gorgeous and love the way it brightens up my face. The only drawback is that it needs to be sharpened again and again for further usage.
Comes with 7 professional tools
Easy to use
Contains a magnifying mirror
Limited shade range
I was on the look out for a perfect gift for my cosmetic lover friend and I stumbled upon Milani Brow Fix Kit and just loved the idea of a brow fix kit in a just a single kit. You have it all in a single kit which can be used on the go and you need not worry about searching your tools to enhance, shape and work on your brows in your vanity bag when you can have all in a single kit, handy and easy to carry. The kit has mini tweezers, mini sponge tip applicator, mini angled brow brush, 2 brow shadows and 1 brow bone highlight shadow. The kit comes in a plastic compact box and has a mirror under the tools. The shadows are highly pigmented and the tools are mini versions but great quality and you can carry it and use it on the go. Quite a travel friendly product at a great price.
Tames and sets eyebrows
Doubles up as mascara
Visible on brows
I recently walked into a cosmetic store to buy a mascara and came across NYX Professional Makeup Control Freak Eye Brow Gel. I initially wronged it for a mascara and even asked the beautician to help me try it on. I was taken aback when she mentioned that it is a brow gel and I never knew that such a product exists. I tried onto it anyhow and actually did not like the feel of it on my brows. It holds the flustered brows together and tames them down. Makes the eyebrows look even but is tacky in application. It made my eyebrows look very unnatural. However, on second thoughts it doubles up as a mascara and it is the only positive point about it. Also, it does not last for more than 4 hours which is quite a less time. It is quite affordable but I would not buy something to make my brows look unnatural.
Great shade range
Offers brilliant shine
Value for money
I love experimenting with my nails and love nail polishes. The best gifts for all occasions, I coerce my cousins to get me nail enamels in different shades and brands when they come from abroad. So far the best enamels that I have come across are from Revlon. Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel are one the finest nail polishes that stay put for a long time and give an appealing look to the nails. It gives salon like finish to the nails and one need not use a base coat to give it a salon like finish. It comes in 21 diffmerent vibrant shades and I personally own 3 of them, Roulette rush, Queen of hearts and Berry Treasure. I absolutely love the way it glides on the nails and gives a perfect glossy finish. They are highly pigmented and hence 1 or just 2 coats are more than enough to give the perfect right shade and flaunt your nails.
Easy to use
Sculpts and tames brows
Fades during the day
To be honest I haven’t bought this Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon but have tried it at the cosmetic store and would review it based on my experience at the trial counter. The Crayon promises to give your brows a perfect shape and give them a defined look. It comes in 4 different shades and is definitely worth a try. The crayon comes in a retractable packaging which is easy to use. The crayon has a thick tip which makes it difficult to apply at the edges but it does tame the bushy eyebrows and settles them and also colours the brows simultaneously. It is not highly pigmented so if you wish to have a dramatic look you need to apply it for 3-4 times. It perfectly defines the brows thus highlighting them and shaping them. Since I have a combination skin it does fade in about 4-5 hours and it stayed put for those hours. It is a good buy.
Primer + Mascara
Infused with caring oils
Fiber-rich black formula
Offers dramatic volume
A one of it’s kind Mascara that comes with a primer and mascara which adds up volume to your eye lashes giving them a glossy and glamorous look. The primer ensures that the lashes are well coated and separated before the application of mascara. This avoids clumping of the eye lashes while applying the mascara. The mascara applicator is so perfectly shaped and sized and it reaches the edges of the lvashes and makes the application quite easy and smooth. It glides perfectly onto the lashes after the primer application and each eye lash is perfectly coated with the mascara. It gives a glossy black look making the eye lashes look longer, thicker, dense, curled and voluminous. It is smudge free and that makes the usage even more easy and worth. I would definitely suggest to buy this product as it is worth every penny and you would never regret buying it. The packaging is quite sturdy and travel friendly.
Disguises dark circles
Medium buildable coverage
Lipstick-like angled tip
Easy to blend
A perfect concealer that comes in sturdy packaging and in shades that suit all skin combinations and tones. It perfectly conceals and hides the dark spots, pigmentation and stays put for around 6-8 hours. It blends quite easily on the skin and is quite light weight. Does not look cakey and can be used for light to medium coverage on the face. It comes in 6 different shades that is suitable for almost all skin tones. It works perfectly for under eye areas to hide the dark circles and as the name suggevsts, it makes your face perfect photo ready for selfies within seconds without looking unnatural or cakey. It can be used as a highlighter as it has shimmery texture and it blends quite well with all skin types. The packaging comes in a lipstick like stick wherein you can roll up the concealer and apply it easily on the face whenever required. It has SPF 20 and is easily removable with any make up remover or soap.
Controls melanin production
Fades dark spots and pigmentation
Evens out skin tone
Moisturizes and nourishes skin
Not for all skin types
Greasy and heavy
I am generally against skin whitening and brightening creams and avoid buying them to quite an extent. I love the way my skin and complexion feels and I avoid any products that make my face look unnatural. My cousin had this Lotus Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Crème and she asked me to give it a try to hide the dark spots and pigmentation. I decided to give it a try and applied it over my face. I took a small amount on my hand and glided it smoothly over my face. It blended quite well on my face. Though it left a bit of sweaty feeling it instantly dried up and hid all the dark spots and pigmentation. Since, I have a combination skin type my face started getting oily within no time and I felt that this cream is not meant for oily skin and combination skin types. It does cause breakouts and best avoided. Though it has SPF it suites dry skin better.
Makes skin soft and supple
I have a combination skin and avoid any sort of creams add it makes my skin feel even more oily and greasy. I had once been to a mall for window shopping with my friend when we came across Revlon Touch And Glow Advanced Fairness Cream. I was apprehensive as the cream boasted of giving instant fairness and I felt it must be just like other creams which makes your skin look unnatural. The beautician however was kind enough to give me a tester to try on before buying. I liked the way it smoothly glided on my face with its creamy texture. It gave my face a mattifying effect without looking unnatural and also hid the dark spots which is an added bonus. It gave my skin an even tone and my skin looked flawless without going overboard or gaudy. It is quite cheap and available at all cosmetic stores. Would recommend for all skin tones.
I am completely in love with MAC Versicolour Stain Lip Gloss. I love buying lipsticks and lip colours and prefer long lasting ones as I am a very lethargic person who would never want to go back and give touch ups every now and then. My friends gifted me this It’s Never-Ending! – Deep raspberry shade for my birthday and I have just never stopped using it for almost every occasion. The perfect combo of gloss and stain, it feels very light on the lips and moisturizes the lips graciously. Not highly pigmented but is buildable and stays put for a good 6 hours after application. It is non transferable and is easily applicable. It has a quite creamy and glossy texture and never cracks or peels on the lips. The packaging is quite sturdy and is travel friendly. The applicator is just perfect and you can apply this stain lip gloss on the go. A but expensive but worth the money.
Great for detailing
A premium applicator brush by MAC which is worth buying and investing in. MAC 195 Concealer Brush is a beautiful applicator brush that I just perfectly shaped with thick dense bristles for fine and perfect application of concealer on the face. The brush glides smoothly on the skin and helps in perfect look. It is a multipurpose brush and can also be used to apply eyeshadows, foundations etc. The flat surface of the brush is an added advantage which makes it easy to apply concealer, foundation and the shape of the brush helps in perfect application near the eye corners, below lips, around the nose and eyebrows and gives a neat well defined look. The brush is quite sturdy and may go upto years so you need not invest in another brush for a good few years. I am pretty sure it can also be used for liquid products. The cleaning of the brush is quite easy and hassle free. An overall perfect buy with high quality, sturdy and cost effective.
Easy to use
Makes lipstick clumpy and flaky
NYX Lip Primer is a primer that you can apply prior to the application of lipstick on your lips. It helps the lipstick stay longer and hydrates the lips to quite an extent. I was apprehensive of buying this but after I tried it with my friend I just loved the look it gave to my lips and it hides the lines on the lips just perfectly. It is quite easy to apply and the packaging is very pocket friendly. It almost feels like you have put on a lip balm and gives quite a cooling effect to the lips. The texture of ocean the product is velvety smooth. The lip primer comes in 2 shades, Nude and Deep Nude. This product however, does not lighten up your lipstick shade so you need not worry about your shade being altered. You need to be a bit careful while applying the primer as excess of it might create a patchy look after applying lipstick.
Chip Defiant and anti-fade technology
Great shade range
I love applying nail polish and they are definitely my mood lifters. I love matching my nails with my outfits and I generally ask my cousins to gift me nail polishes for every occasion as they are easy gifts I feel without pondering much over the colours as I love them all. Revlon Nail Enamels are quite gorgeous and beautiful nail colors and come in around 58 vibrant shades ranging from sheer, opaque, metallic, chrome and shimmer. My cousin gifted me Valentine color and Metallic green which I absolutely loved. The color glides so smoothly over the nails and the colour stays put for a good 10 days or so. The color doesn’t shade or chip off and I had a lovely time applying it to my cousins as well. They have intense pigmentation and hence 2 coats are enough to give a desired gorgeous colour. It dries out quickly and hence you need not sit for longer duration for it to dry out.
I am generally apprehensive of buying mascaras and try before I buy as I do not generally go overboard with my make up. When I went window shopping for cosmetics with my bestie, we came across NYX Professional Makeup Color Mascara and the beautician at the makeup counter was very excited to show us the available colors. The 8 different shades that she showed us were quite appealing and my friend decided to try on those. She tried onto brown, blue and purple and none of them honestly were any close to being impressive. The pigmentation was not that great. The mascara was quite flaky and the desired color wasn’t showing even after applying for 3 times. The blue shade showed a light blue hue or a tint on the lashes but that was not so prominent. It was quite thick and it did not spread evenly on the lashes. Clusters were formed once we tried applying the second and third coat. Not worth the money and hype.
Deeply pigmented color
I generally avoid buying mascaras fearing that they might give me a gaudy look and make my lashes look very unnatural. I also had this fear that mascara might damage my lashes. One of my friend who is a cosmetic lover introduced me to Clinique High Impact Mascara and I immediately fell for it. It gave me a luscious feel without going overboard with my look. The mascara glided onto the lashes very smoothly with its creamy texture and dried quickly. I generally use contact lenses and was apprehensive that it might irritate my eyes. But to my surprise, it did not as it is ophthalmologically tested. It is expensive and heavy on pockets so not everyone who is a cosmetic lover would want to buy it. It comes in 2 shades, black and brown. I tried the black shade and loved the voluminous look it gave to my lashes.
Activated charcoal masks are quite in trend these days and it got me tempted in to buying one for myself as well. I searched a lot on the online forums and finally decided to order Healthvit Activated Charcoal Purifying Peel Off Mask for myself. It is designed and formulated by 100% natural extracts that that peels off the blackheads, whiteheads, dirt and spot causing bacteria and thus, helps in unclogging the blocked pores on the skin. It removes the unwanted toxins, pollution and dirt from the skin effectively. It comes in an easy packaging tube with a screw cap and it is quite travel friendly. Quite affordable and available at all cosmetic stores and online websites. Remember to apply it after a thorough face wash and cleanser. A small quantity is enough to cover the face entirely. Avoid applying over the eyebrows, hairline and lips. If you want a smoother peel off apply a thicker layer over the skin. The application is quite easy and hassle free. It takes around 20-25 minutes to completely dry up. However, it does not come off or peel off as a whole as shown in the YouTube videos. It comes off in bits and parts. But that is fine. Also, if you have a lot of facial hair, it might be a bit difficult to peel off as the facial hair tend to get plucked as well. It reddens the skin to an extent, however, it is not that bad and the redness goes away easily. After the mask removal, skin feels very soft, smooth to touch and there is an extra shine on the skin. The skin feels brighter and the blackheads and whiteheads are removed. The dead skin is also removed. It works wonders for the stubborn blackheads as well. A well packaged product at affordable price and good results. Make sure you apply a toner after removing the mask to seal the pores. You can use it once or twice a week depending on your skin type and the amount of pollution you are exposed to.
Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water is one of the effective and most affordable toners available in the market. I have been introduced to this by my aunts and my mother who use it as a cleanser, toner and as a soothing agent for eyes. I always eyed using this product on my skin when I was small. But was always stopped as my skin was very supple and I could use only when I started college. Once I started college, I was more than happy to have been allowed to use this Premium Rose Water. I generally used it once I came back from my college. Cleaning my face with a proper face wash or a cleanser and then using this on my face to cleanse my face has given me beautiful results. Just soak a cotton ball with the rose water and clean your face with it gently by rubbing it over your face. You can see a lot of dirt, impurities and dust in the cotton ball. Once done, your skin feels healthy, rejuvenated and fresh. Once you start applying, there will be a slight tingling/burning sensation and eventually the skin starts feeling cooler with this rose water. You can feel the coolness and the skin being cleansed of all the dirt and grime accumulated on your face all over the day. You can also use it around your neck and it gives a refreshed feeling to your face and neck. The packaging is quite travel friendly and it comes in a transparent plastic bottle. The fragrance is quite rosy and it leaves the skin feeling quite rosy, fresh and rejuvenated. You can also mix it with any face mask or any home made masks to give desired output. I did not face any breakouts nor any side effects. Happy to use this product from a long time and I have no complaints till date.
OGX Coconut Milk Conditioner is a beautiful and a perfect conditioner that I have ever come across. A bit on the expensive side, the conditioner works wonders to your extra dry and frizzy hair. Coconut milk is known to repair damaged hair and give a soft supple look to your hair. The conditioner also contains egg proteins that gives shine and lustrous hair and detangles the hair without any hassle. I was on the lookout for a great shampoo and conditioner as my post partum hair had gone for a toss and my hair were dry, frizzy and completely damaged. I bought the shampoo and conditioner combo and I just cannot be more thankful to a friend on mine who suggested me to buy this amazing product. The texture of the conditioner is soft, creamy and is of thick consistency. Just a small blob is enough to cover your hair until the roots. The conditioner smells of aromatic coconut milk and is quite easy in application. It is free of sulphates and parabens and hence using it makes the hair even more healthy without any side effects. The fragrance of the conditioner lingers in your hair for more than 5 hours and it feels extra special. The hair feels quite bouncy, smooth and easy to manage. It did quite give a healthy nourishing look to my hair and my frizzy hair were quite manageable, and looked lustrous. Though it is on a bit expensive side, the product is quite worthy. Use it as a combo always and I assure you would never regret using and ordering this product. I have heard mixed reviews about this product and also a few found this product not that great. It left their hair oily and sticky. I guess it also depends on the weather conditions and the quality of the water as well when it comes to hair.
I have a combination skin, I.e. an oily T zone and generally avoid applying creams on my face as it gives a greasy look and makes my face look darker and oilier. Ponds Moisturising Cold Cream is an age old cream and most of the people vouch for it during the winters. The first name that comes to everyone’s mind when winters are near is this Ponds Moisturising Cold Cream. My skin type being a combination type, I never felt the need to use a moisturizing cream for my face. My husband has a very dry skin and vouches by this cream. He has severe breakouts during winters and no cream works for him. I tried applying this cream once, and I never really liked it. The aroma is very pleasant. The packaging it quite cute and is travel friendly. One may get tempted to use this cream due to it’s amazing fragrance. A small amount does a great job for a dry skin. My husband uses it post bath and at night before sleeping and his face feels much better. He generally travels by bike to his office and the amount of dryness is quite pathetic due to the cold wind during winters. The ponds moisturizing cream has come as a blessing for his super dry skin and his skin is quite manageable during winters. It adds glow to the dry skin and the skin becomes quite soft, supple and nourishes the skin quite well. Not only winters but he uses it for all seasons. Quite affordable and is travel friendly. However, it is not meant for oily skin as it is quite greasy and makes the face sticky and even more oily. Highly recommended for dry skin type.
BB cream or a Blemish Balm cream is a combination of foundation, concealer, primer, SPF, moisturizer and skin treatment cream. It is a lighter version of a foundation as per my experience and can be used on a daily basis to conceal the blemishes and give a radiant look to the face without giving a overly make up look. I have come across and used many branded BB creams ranging from premium brands to affordable to cheaper ones. I saw an advertisement on Fair And Lovely BB Cream and checked for its price online. It was much much cheaper than those of premium brands. I got curious and decided to give it a try. If it worked I would not have to buy expensive BB creams as this would solve my purpose, keeping this thought in mind I went ahead and bought this. The packaging comes in a tube with a nozzle at the end and a tight lid cap. The tube is quite handy and travel friendly. As compared to other BB creams, this has a thicker consistency. It comes in only one shade, which is one of its drawback. The dense and thick consistency of the cream is a big drawback, it does not blend easily on the skin. It takes a lot of effort to blend it evenly onto the skin and still it gives a chalky and patchy look. It doesn’t look natural and the chalky appearance gives an unnatural look to your face. It doesn’t feel light on the skin, rather gives a heavy and greasy feeling. It feels as if the skin has tightened. It claims to have an SPF 15 which is quite less and as far as my experience goes, it just comes off with the sweat under the sun. The fragrance is not so appealing and so is the texture. Not recommended for all skin tones and types. A big hands down and I would say avoid this product even though it is available at a cheaper price.
Blue Heaven Sketch Eyeliner is a boon to those who want precision and are bad with using liquid liners and gel liners which require you to use a brush or an applicator to apply the liner. I love eyeliners and that is the only cosmetic which I apply almost every time I go out. I never miss out on applying an eye liner and this sketch eyeliner has been a blessing in disguise. The eyeliner had a semi matte finish with a great pigmentation. Applying the eyeliner with this is quite easy due to its thin felt applicator tip. The liner is smudge proof and water proof. The pen shaped applicator is quite easy to hold and gives a very nice grip to apply the liner easily and perfectly. It stays on for quite a long time I.e. around 6-7 hours and does not smudge or smear easily. After application it does not feel tugging or tightening the eyelids. Is very smooth over the skin and spreads evenly. You can also give a perfect winged effect with this sketch eyeliner. It dries quickly and is available quite easily in all cosmetic stores and online websites. Not very expensive and it's travel friendly. Owing to the fact that it is a sketch liquid liner it is spill proof and can be used and carried anywhere and everywhere without the fear of leakage and spilling. Very much budget friendly and would highly recommend this to all those who love to do make up on the go.
I love lipsticks and I have bought many of them ranging from cheap to expensive to medium expensive and my most loved ones are from MAC. However, I have a mixed review about MAC Frost Lipstick and would love to share my experience here. It is one of the premium lipstick and available in 27 vibrant and glamorous shades. The textured of the lipstick is smooth and creamy. It glides very well onto the lips and is highly pigmented. A single swipe is more than enough to give a lustrous and fuller look to the lips. It provides a moisturizing feel to the lips and does not dry out easily. The have a mild and pleasant fragrance and does not put you off. I lover the way it enhances my lips and gives it a beautiful bold look that I always crave for in a lipstick. The colors after quite trendy and they stay put for a long time. However, they are transferable and need constant touch ups past a meal or a drink. The packaging is quite sturdy and a travel friendly product. Although expensive it is worth every single penny. I personally prefer matte lipsticks over glossy ones. This one gives a glitzy and glossy look that is a bit off putting for me as I hate gaudy looks. These are perfect for any wedding or parties and just add the perfect oomph factor to your face and brightens it up instantly after being applied. The toughest part is its removal. It leaves a strain on the lips and you really need to struggle to get it off your lips. It does not give a flaky look stays put perfectly onto the lips. Highly priced and limited accessibility makes this product demanding. I'm not a big fan of these lipstick but would recommend to those who love bolder looks even for daily wear.
I have a combination skin on my face but my skin on arms, legs and the entire body is dry and needs constant moisturisation to avoid breakouts and extreme dryness the entire year. I had tried almost all of the body creams and moisturizers but never was satisfied with the results as they would just stay for around 3-4 hours and my skin would be back to square one with dryness and itchy feeling due to the dehydration of the skin. I finally stumbled upon Nivea Nourishing Body Milk and this has been the best body lotion ever I have used. I have used almost every cream available in the market and thought why not give this a try too. I gladly purchased this and was waiting to try this on my skin to see the results. The texture is quite creamy and the fragrance is very pleasant. I applied a generous amount of the lotion on my hands, legs and body and I loved the way it smoothly glided and blended on my skin. The fragrance was the icing on top and I could feel my skin turn into a buttery texture. I was already in love with the feel it gave me. The next was to see how long it lasts on my skin. I was astonished as I did not feel dry until evening, so that was quite a longer time which I never experienced with any other body creams. The fragrance stays good for almost an hour but the buttery soft texture of this body nourishing milk stayed on till evening. Thereon this has been my go-to-product as a body lotion and it is quite budget friendly and travel friendly. The cap is quite safe and spill proof and I would highly recommend this for those with dry skin.
I was never in for an eye product as I felt that it would do more harm than being effective. I have also used natural methods like sliced cucumber or cotton balls dipped in rose water to cool off my eyes, reduce the puffiness and make them look fresh and bright. I happened to stumble upon Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream at a cosmetic store and got curious about it. The beautician at the store was all praised for it and she showed me a few genuine results of the cream with a few regular customers. I got carried away and bought this eye cream with a hope that it would work. The only positive thing that lured me into buying this product was it was ophthalmologist tested. The packaging is quite cute and orangey, small in size and quite travel friendly. The packaging is quite hygienic and you need not touch the cream directly as it squeezes out through a ball like nozzle. Additionally the nozzle is covered with a screw type lid to avoid spillage. The cream is white in color and the texture is quite thin and light weight. It spreads evenly under the eyes and easily glides without any hassle. I loved the way it made my under eyes feel hydrated and nourished. It did not help much in the dark circles but it surely made my eyes feel much brighter and fresh. It can be used prior to the concealer and it just does not go off or meddle with other make up products. Stays put for quite a long time. K prefer using it at night as I like the way it replenishes the skin under my eyes making it look less puffy and hydrated. As I use contact lenses, it never makes my eyes and under eyes feel dry or tight. A very tiny bit is more than enough to apply under both the eyes. A bit expensive but goes a long way and worth every penny.
A sanitizer is a must buy and must have where you have small kids at home and during travel. Lifebuoy is an age old name and the products range from soaps to hand wash to sanitizer. It is an every household name and almost each house owns a lifebuoy product. Lifebuoy Hand Sanitizer is a go-to-pack to protect everyone against germs and bacteria. The packaging comes in 3 sizes and the smaller one is quite travel friendly. You need to squeeze to bottle to take out a peanut sized blob of the sanitizer, spread evenly on your hands and rub the hands together thoroughly. It gives a lasting and pleasing smell on the hands and hands feel much cleaner and fresh after its use. It is very important to teach the kids its use and I generally keep on in my kid’s bag and carry it along whenever I go out even for short trips. We generally do not get water everywhere to wash our hands so this sanitizer comes to the rescue and is quite efficient. My son seldom falls ill now after we started using this sanitizer. A must have for every household.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is a premium product for blemishes and acne. It claims to reduce the dark spots, acne, blemishes with its skin purifying properties. Made of pure and potent composition of community trade organic tea tree oil, this product is quite expensive with some amazing results. There have been mixed reviews of this product and I was not so keen on buying it for myself. Though I suffered from pimples, buying this expensive stuff and if it backfired I would have lost my confidence. I accompanied my friend one day to shop and convinced her to buy The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil for herself just to comprehend the results and buy one for myself. As she was getting married soon, she happily bought it after a convincing marketing gimmick by the lady present at the counter. The packaging was quite sturdy, a small transparent glass bottle with a tight lid. Quite expensive as compared to the size. The oil seemed like an acetone liquid, it was not heavy like an oil, very light weight and she started using it the day she bought it. She had acne and pimples on her face. The moment she applied, she felt a tingling sensation on her face. Just a dab of oil with your finger on the problematic areas is enough to see the desired results. She religiously used it for 15 days and she could see the difference on her skin. The spots started reducing and her skin was getting clearer by the day. She couldn’t thank me enough. It does dry out your skin a bit, but it works wonders for people with combination and oily skin. Just a perfect product to work on the acne and pimples. Also, you need not buy it again and again. Just a single buy and the pimples do not reappear. A highly recommended product for combination and oily skin.
If you want to add a dash of glamour and shimmer to your make up then MAC Pigments are your best product that add a glittery look and probably the best pigments that would actually last you for a lifetime. It comes in a small travel friendly handy bottle and only a small dab on a brush or your finger is enough to give that extra shimmer on your eyes or face or your cheeks. They are highly pigmented and work well when used alone or even mixed with other products. A perfect loose glitter powder that adheres to the skin and blends really well with any skin tone and skin texture. They can be messy if you don’t use them appropriately and create a gaudy look over the face. The Nude and Tan shades are just perfect for daily use even if you do not wish to have a heavy wedding look. The Rose shade looks just by great and you can never go over board with this one. The vanilla pigment has an ivory shimmer and looks gorgeous. These colour pigments can be either used with a wet or a dry brush depending on the desired look and they blend easily on the skin. These pigments last for a long time and I have actually shared a few shades with my friends so that I can try onto various colours and shades. Though a bit expensive, these pigments are quite good and a must have for those who like to add a glamorous look to their make up on a daily basis.
MAC Powder Blush is one of the premium blushes available in the cosmetic stores and they live up to the standards and quality as promised and worth every single penny. The powder blush comes in a sleek black standard plastic box and is handy, travel friendly. It gives you 35 gorgeous shades to choose from and the shades are absolutely stunning. The creamy buttery texture of the blush glides easily on the cheeks and blends well with the skin tone. It gives a perfect blush and does not feel heavy on the skin. Very light weight and is highly pigmented. Just a small amount gives a very good coverage and gives a gorgeous look. It is buildable. It stays put for a longer duration and does not require frequent touch ups. It has a mild fragrance and I love the way it highlights my cheeks and cheekbones in just perfect areas. It is dermatologically tested and is suitable for all skin tones. There are no side effects and being a premium brand they have definitely made sure to maintain the quality. The extensive range of shades makes it worth a try and you would want to have at least 5 of those beautiful shades for your cheeks. It is pricey but worth every single penny. A must have for all those premium brand lovers and for those who love to invest in luxury brand cosmetics.
NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator is a liquid highlighter meant to highlight the appealing features on your face and give a radiant look to the facial skin. It acts as a moisturizer cum highlighter and promises to stay good for 7-8 hours. The packaging comes in an upside down tube with a nozzle through which a limited quantity of the highlighter is let out after applying pressure. The package is spill proof and hence travel friendly. The consistency is thick and it surely blends well with the skin. However, I have a combination skin and hence I was apprehensive of using a liquid highlighter on my skin as it would make my skin even more oily. And it did. I tried applying the highlighter after applying my foundation and then used a compact to set it up. I found the areas where I applied the highlighter to wear off and my skin started looking tanned and flaky. It did not work well with my T zone oily skin. The creamy consistency did blend well with my skin. However, one needs to be quick in blending it after application, else it becomes cakey and dries out soon. It may work well for dry skin texture but is not recommended for oily skin tone. It did give me a radiant look and glow to my face but started washing off soon due to my combination skin. It is not buildable and the tiny glitter particles present in the highlighter give a gaudy sort of look which is quite unnatural. Though it is highly pigmented, it gives an unnatural look and does not define the purpose. It actually feels as if you have put on glitter on your face instead of a highlighter that is meant to give your face a glow. I was highly disappointed and I would never try a liquid highlighter henceforth. Not worth the money.
Lakme Insta Liner Eyeliner has been one of my very first cosmetics that I started using when I got into my college. I was so very happy to have owned it and I practised religiously with its brush applicator to get the right feathery look over my eyelids. It took me around a week to get it right and from there on, it was my daily routine to apply eyeliner to college. It comes in a small glass bottle, just like a nail polish bottle and has a thin brush applicator. It is a liquid eyeliner and the consistency is not so thin or not so thick. It glides easily over the eyelids and the brush applicator helps in creating a perfect look. You can apply a thick or a thin liner depending on the look that you want to create. It is a water resistant liner and dries quickly after application. Also it stays put for the entire day without smudging or smearing over the eyes which is an added advantage. Does not give a tugging or pulling feel after it dries up and the thick black colour is just perfect to give the dramatic look to your eyes. It comes in a small glass bottle which is travel friendly but one has to be careful so as to avoid it from falling and breaking. Very cheap that all other branded eyeliners and a must have for its easy application and availability. Apart from classic black colour, Lakme has introduced 3 new vibrant shades – royal blue, green and golden. I own the classic black and royal blue colours and in awe of both the shades. Would highly recommend for those who are first timers and would love to experiment using a eye liner.
I have always been eyeing to use a matte lipstick that would not dry up my lips but would give me a matte and fuller look to my lips. I then came across Lakme 9 To 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color in a cosmetic store and I just fell in love with the shades. It is the very first of it’s kind and quite affordable. It comes in a mousse texture and glides super smoothly onto the lips. It is weightless and does not feel heavy on the lips after application. It gives a powdery matter finish to the lips and is highly pigmented. Only a single swish gives a perfect colour to the lips. It stays put for a long time and does not require any frequent touch ups. It absorbs really well on the lips and gives a fuller glamorous look. However, application on the cheeks is a bit tricky. It is lightweight, highly pigmented and its mousse texture glides easily on to the cheeks but you need to be super quick to blend it over the cheeks to avoid the tint settling onto a single place. It is ideal for office use and daily wear. Just a perfect blend mousse and matte. The packaging comes in a handy tube and the applicator has a stick and sponge at the end to apply just the right amount of lipstick and it glides smoothly over the lips. Does not give a creasy or flaky look. Oh and the fragrance is just awesome. It smells like some yummy ice cream and makes it even more worthwhile to wear it. The best part is that its non transferable and does not smudge. Available in 14 vibrant shades and suits almost every skin tone. A highly recommended lipstick with an affordable pricing.
L’Oreal Pure Clay Exfoliating And Refining Face Mask comes in a glass jar packaging of peach colored mask and green coloured lid. Quite heavy budget face mask and a pocket burner but the results are amazing. The quantity is quite less as compared to what the price was charges. So o was highly disappointed at that. No doubt the glass jar is quite heavy and sturdy, so one need not worry about it being broken or the fear of damage while travelling. The consistency of the mask is quite thick like other clay masks. However, it is of just perfect consistency and glides very smoothly onto the skin and feels great. The mask contains little granules which aid in exfoliation of the skin. After application, it imparts a cooling effect on the face and does not give any burning sensation. It gives quite a relaxed feel to the face and although made of clay, it does not dry up the skin. Most of the masks which are clay based tend to dry up my skin on an extreme basis but this begs to differ. It is quite gentle on the face and very smooth. I use it twice a week and it takes around 15-20 minutes for the mask to dry up. Its very easy to wash and gives the skin a very clean and subtle look. The skin feels quite refreshed, bright and healthy. I have a combination skin, and this mask moisturizes and soothes my skin like no other face pack. It takes away all the dirt, oil and impurities off the skin and breathes in a new healthy and fresh looking skin. It is an amazing mask and would highly recommend this, the only drawback being it is highly expensive and the is very less quantity wise.
I do not use or color my hair as I am apprehensive of the chemicals present in it and also the side effects bother me a lot. This is an observatory review of Garnier Color Naturals Creme Hair Color which I had bought for my mother in law. She is in her mid 50's and hence has a lot of grey hair. She generally dyes her hair with a standard dyeing hair colour she has been using for years. However, for the past 1 year she wasn’t really happy with her life long companion that hid her grey locks like before. Her hair had become really dry and the color just won’t stay put for more than 2 weeks. K then suggested her to buy the Garnier Color Naturals Creme Hair Color and even bought it for her the very same day as she had an important function to attend the very same week. The packaging included a colorant, developer milk, pair of gloves and a post color care conditioner. However, I expected a small applicator or a brush to be provided along with the pack to make it easier to apply on the hair. The information leaflet instructs to mix equal amount of the colorant and the developer milk for even hair colour tone and best results. I mixed it and helped my mom in law in applying it over her hair. It was quite easy to mix and apply and the liquid actually covered a lot of greys on her head. I applied it evenly and she washed it off after 30 minutes of application. She was apprehensive of using the conditioner but I insisted and she did. She loved the hair texture and colour post that and she has been a regular user of the conditioner as it has made her hair smooth and manageable. However, the colour does not stay put for 8 weeks as mentioned. The color started fading away after the 6th week. I am not sure if it is the water or the frequency of hair wash that caused the fading away of color so soon. I am sure it also depends on the hair texture and the weather conditions. But it is overall a very good product.
For a make up novice like me NYX Wonder Stick has come as a boon that helps me contour, highlight and conceal my face. A 3 in one product rolled into a dual sided single stick making it easier to carry during travel and its sleek packaging makes it suitable to fit in a small bag as well. The cardboard box which contains this stick also gives a graphic representation of its usage which is quite useful for beginners like me. The soft and creamy texture of the product blends easily onto the skin and effortlessly conceals the dark spots. Contouring basically is done to enhance the facial features that one generally wishes to show off and hence you need to buy a shade that is lighter than your skin tone to give effective results. The stick is a great product with a proper grip and beginners are in control of its usage. It works with quite precision and easily blends with the skin. But you need to use a proper foundation to keep it in place to avoid cakey texture. The highlighter is a bit on the shimmery side and gives a shimmered look after use. The pigmentation is quite good and it gives the desired look after 1-2 swipes over the required facial feature. You need a proper foundation or a loose powder to set it and it lasts for around 4-5 hours. However, you need a proper make up remover to wash it off your face completely. The highlighter that is shimmery still remains if you wash it only with water and soap. You need a high end make up remover to remove the shimmer particles off your face. Overall a good product at a very cost effective pricing. Would definitely recommend this to beginners who want to try their hands at contouring and highlighting.
I generally get my perfumes as a gift from my cousins, friends who travel back from US and are kind enough to get me 2-3 perfume bottles every time they come. This particular time I had insisted on getting me a perfume from Guess brand. My cousin got me Guess For Women Eau De Parfum Spray and I immediately fell in love with its packaging. The bottle is super cute with its signature ‘G' as the design and its super comfortable to be carried for vacations. I generally prefer strong smelling perfumes and more often use my husband’s perfumes as they are stronger than the ones meant for women. But Guess For Women Eau De Parfum Spray made me fall in love with its sweet fragrance even though not very strong. It has a nice floral fruity fragrance and stays on for a good 4-5 hours. Not very strong. Off late I have been having allergy and headache due to the heavy fragrance perfumes and this came as a breather for me. It is mild and gives a fresh feeling after being sprayed upon. I literally feel like those models who claim to spread fragrance everywhere they go and strut around with this beautiful scented perfume. Quite a seductive fragrance I must admit and I love the way it smells. Quite a refreshing change for me after using strong men’s perfumes. Though expensive, I would highly recommend this and I have already ordered my second perfume bottle of the same. This is going to be a permanent Eau De Perfume in my closet.
For the very first time I tried my hands at a gel liner I.e. I tried onto Inglot Amc Eyeliner Gel and I just loved it. I had never used any gel liner till date until I used Inglot's eyeliner gel that my friend suggested. The texture is very creamy and I was pretty sure that it will smudge and wash off very soon. But to my surprise, the liner dried up within seconds of application. The application is very smooth and easy and it glides very easily over the eyelids. The colors are highly pigmented and just one single swipe is more than enough to give a perfect dark outline to your eyelids, thus giving a dramatic look. The gel liner gives a matte effect and does not dry out or flake. It does not give a creasy look like the liquid eyeliners give. It stayed onto my eyelids for a good 8-10 hours and the best part is that it is waterproof. So you need not worry that it would wash off and smear your face after getting wet in the rains. The pricing is quite decent as compared to its counterparts from other brands. It comes in 20 different vibrant shades. The makers claim that it can be used as an eyeshadow as well, though I have never tried. The applicator or the brush that we use to apply the liner however gets a bit rigid after drying up so it needs a good make up remover or a cleaner to wipe off the brush/applicator. Also, cleaning up the eyeliner is a big task. It doesn’t get washed off easily with just soap and water. You need a good make up remover to wash off the eyeliner gel off your eyes. Overall a very good gel liner and highly recommended for those who love to dramatize and beautify their eyes.
I never knew what a liquid highlighter does until I came across Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter when I went to a mall to buy some cosmetics. I saw a girl trying out something mixing it with her foundation and body lotion to apply it over her body and it just gave her a flawless beautified look and I just got curious. I asked the beautician at the counter and she explained me that it is a highlighter that is used to highlight and define high points on your face or mix it with foundation to for a dewy or sparkly look or add it to your foundation for a complete sparkly look on your body. I was afraid to even try it out thinking about the side effects it may have. But the beautician assured me and assisted me in trying it on my skin. She gently mixed it with a suitable foundation for my skin tone and applied it over my face. It is in liquid consistency and hence it blended easily on the skin along with the foundation and hence gave a flawless, dewy finish to my face. It is highly pigmented and hence only a drop is more than enough to give that perfect look over the face. I saw that it has fine shimmer particles inside to give the glittery and shimmery look all over. The beautician helped me apply it all over my body mixing it with a body lotion. It gave a smooth texture, flawless look and shimmery shine to the skin and I looked like party ready anytime. I loved the way it gave me party look without going overboard and without any side effects. It gives a gorgeous glowy look. The packaging is a bit tricky. Comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. Though it is sleek but is travel friendly. However, you need to be extra careful while using the glass vial containing the highlighter. It is available in 12 beautiful shades for every skin tone. Although expensive, a small bottle lasts long and hence worth the price.
Maybelline has launched their new Lip gradation lip colors which are a hit with the college goers and people who love experimenting with their looks and lips. The packaging is quite sturdy and comes in a pencil shaped slender stick. It is double sided lip pencil which has the actual lip colour on one side and the other side has the cushion blender tool to give you gradation effect to your lips. The lip colour glides easily on the lips and is quite smooth and blends well with the lips without setting on the lip lines. Highly pigmented and hence just a single swish on your lips should be good to go and you can blend it with the blender tool to give a lustrous and fuller look to the lips. The lip color is quite creamy and does not dry up your lips. It gives a perfect matte finish to the lips. It is available in 8 vibrant shades and it quite travel friendly. A must have product in your bags ladies. Quite easy to apply travel friendly and easy on pockets. Lasts for long and has the best results. Gives a perfect matte finish look and does not dry up the lips. It feels very light and comfortable on the lips and is non transferable.
The highlight and contour palettes are a big hype these days, all thanks to our social media blogging about the perfect makeup looks and make up tutorials. I got quite inquisitive of these highlight and contouring palettes as I have never owned one and never knew how to put it to use. I saw a few videos on YouTube, asked a few of my friends to actually send me their videos while they use these products and I loved the way it made your face look by highlighting the beautiful parts on your face giving it a perfect party look and it enhanced the facial features gorgeously. I checked online and saw that these branded palettes were quite expensive and was almost about to drop the idea of buying one when I cake across NYX Highlight And Contour Pro Palette. It was quite cheaper than its counterparts and promised the same quality as them. I went ahead and bought it. I was very excited to try it out. The palette comes in a standard plastic packaging and there are 8 shades in a single palette. The shades are placed in separate pans that come off easily when you want to use and hence avoid breakage, and the brownie point is that you can replace these pans with the required shade once they get over, which means you need not buy the entire palette once again for a single color that has got over. How cool is that ! The shades are highly pigmented and just a small amount gives a perfect contouring look without looking overboard. It easily glides over the face and blends well with the skin tone. Gives a perfect finishing and the shades available are for all skin tones. This is one of the best bought cosmetics that I can vouch for. The powder stays good for around 8 hours on the face, easily blended, creamy in texture and highly pigmented.
Clinique All About Eyes is an all and all eye cream that helps in reducing the dark circles, puffiness around the eyes, also works as an eye make up base and is very light weight gel. Its blends really well with the skin giving it a refreshed feeling underneath the eyes. Post pregnancy, I am still dealing with sleepless nights after my 2nd kid was born. The sleepless nights have caused a lot of damage to my skin, my health and most importantly my eyes. They seem puffy the next morning and I have dark circles around the eyes which I had started hating. I then came across Clinique All About Eyes online on a cosmetic website and decided to give it a try as it seemed very promising and budget friendly. I read reviews and most of them seemed positive. I ordered it and started using it. It’s been week and I am already loving the gel. It is very light weight, comes in a peach coloured box packaging and easy to use. It is travel friendly. Easy on pockets. It glides very smoothly below the eyes and blends easily into the skin. Very light weight and I use it twice, morning and at night. I am already observing a notable difference with the puffiness and dark circles. The dark circles have started fading slowly and the puffiness is not seen anymore. As I have a combination skin, the area around the eyes doesn’t seem oily anymore. I tried applying kohl, eyeliner and some eyeshadow after the application of Clinique All About Eyes and it did stay put for a long time. There was no smudge or the kohl did not smear. It did work as a good eye make up base. Only a little amount is enough and the box goes a long way. A big heads up to this product.
I love trying new lipsticks so when I saw Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick with one of my friends I was tempted to give it a try. I borrowed her lippie for a day and tried onto it. The lipstick no doubt was highly pigmented and just a single swipe over the lips gave me the desired colour. The creamy soft texture glided very easily onto the lips and gave a perfect lustrous look to the lips. I felt my lips getting moisturized by this lipstick and my lips felt quite fuller with its application. However, after 2 hours or so I could feel the lipstick wearing off. It is transferable and needs constant touch ups. Although it gave a nice look to my lips I did not really like the matte look it gave. It felt quite unnatural and did not quite suit my skin tone nor did it blend well with my lips. I felt quite uncomfortable wearing this lipstick and wasn’t very sure of going out wearing it. Even tough I tried toning it down by dabbing it with a tissue, the colour still stayed on and it gave quite a pigmented tint. The colors available are also limited I.e. they have only 7 shades which makes it even more challenging to choose from the available ones. Tough I could feel my lips moisturized the whole day, the color faded and needed constant touch up. It did look patchy and strated flaking after few more hours of wearing it and I was very much disappointed. It is quite affordable and easy on pockets but not worth the money and quality promised. I was highly disappointed.
Having a combination skin I generally avoid using fat creams as they tend to make my skin more oily, greasy and my skin looks dull and tanned. I have tried using many day creams that have an SPF formula and promise to give a matte look but have failed religiously. I then came across Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Crème that promised not only skin lightening but also a moisturizing cream that would hide the blemishes, acne and give the skin an even tone. The price was much cheaper as compared to it counterparts and I went ahead and bought it. The packaging is classy and is similar to its night cream product range. It isn’t travel friendly as the cream tends to tumble and stick to the lid at the bottom making it clumsy to open and use when you are outside or travelling. However, I tried using it and the results I found were actually satisfactory. The cream has a soft texture and glides smoothly over the skin. It is very light and blends well with the skin tone. Gets absorbed easily on the skin and doesn’t feel sticky or greasy after application. It does moisturize skin as mentioned and promised by the manufacturers. It has an SPF which is an added bonus for a day cream which would provide sun protection. It has a pleasant floral smell and gives a fresh look to the face. Does not render the face oily even after a few hours which is a very good factor. I am not sure of the skin lightening but it does give a healthy and radiant glow to the face after its application. It gives a matte look to the face and hydrates the skin well making it smoother and softer. It never caused any breakouts till date and I am quite satisfied with the product. Would recommend it to use along with its night cream. I am pretty sure it would give even more glamorous effect.
Kumkumadi Thailam had always been on my wishlist and I could never muster the courage to buy one owing to it’s expensive nature and less availability. I wasn’t even sure of the effectiveness, purity and the ingredients. I have always feared using ayurvedic products, reason being, they do more harm than good and I have witnessed it personally at my home. But I still secretly wished to own Kumkumadi Thailam owing to the fact that it has natural healing ingredients without any side effects and many have vouched for it and the wonders it does to the skin. To my surprise my husband gifted this exclusive pack of Bipha Ayurveda Kumkumadi Thailam on our anniversary and I couldn’t be happier. I jumped like a toddler who had just received a toffee after much deliberation. I immediately started using it from that night onwards. I religiously applied and massaged my face with it before going to sleep and after a week I could see positive results. It felt very light on my skin and blended so well that I never felt my skin greasy while going to bed. My skin felt fresh and healthy each morning. After a week of its use I could see the dark spots, acne and my dark circle visibly reduced. My skin started showing even tone all over and my face much better with every use. The best part is that the packaging contains all the details of the ingredients and hence you can personally check online of the results of each ingredient. I never had a proper skin care routine but this changed my life and I cannot thank my husband enough to have thoughtfully gift this to me. My skin started glowing and looked more healthy than before. It repaired and healed my skin like never before and I have started loving my skin even more. Although it is highly priced, it is worth every single penny.
My post pregnancy hair were a complete disaster and I was madly searching for a good shampoo, conditioner and hair oil to get my hair back in shape. Every month I had a new branded shampoo bottle on my bathroom rack much to my husband’s dismay but the end results were all the more disappointing. The hair fall just didn’t seem to stop and it was all the more annoying to find my hair everywhere in the house. I then stumbled upon Matrix Biolage Hydra Source Shampoo while hunting for another branded shampoo and conditioner for my almost broom like textured hair. Like any other shampoo brands, this too boasted of moisturizing the hair and giving it a glamorous look and preventing further hair fall, working on split ends and protection from further damage. I just went ahead and thought of giving it a try. As this meant to be a routine for me every month to buy a new shampoo and conditioner, I ordered a pack for myself and eagerly waited for it to come so that I could again experiment with my hair in a hope to save them from going completely bald. I started using them the day it arrived and was again hoping for a miracle. 2 weeks of continuous usage and I could actually feel the difference. My hair had become much softer and shinier. The frizz had gone and my hair were much manageable than they were before. I could also see that my hair fall had reduced and the texture of my hair had become softer and smoother. I could easily comb them without the fear of pulling off my hair and losing them. My hair felt moisturized, healthy and bouncy. I was so happy with the results and my search for perfect shampoo ended here. I would recommend to use this as a combo with its conditioner for best results.
Lakme 9 To 5 Crease-Less Creme Lipstick is a go-to- lipstick for everyday use. The packaging is quite good and travel friendly. They come in 20 shades and suit almost all the skin tones. Very reasonably priced and is available easily at all cosmetic stores and online apps. However, I have seen a lot of stores selling copies of the same and I did came across who were selling the same shades at a much cheaper rate. So do check for the originality and purchase and don’t fall for the cheap price trap. The lipsticks are not highly pigmented so you need to apply 2 coats of it to get a defined color and shape to your lips. The texture is not so creamy but quite easy to apply. Does not glide smoothly over the lips. However, it provides quite a moisturizing feel to the lips throughout the day. It contains vitamin E, jojoba oil and olive oil that nourishes your lips and keep the lips hydrated. The brownie point is that it has an SPF 15 which protects the lips from sun. It gives a matte look and isn’t glossy or shimmery. It wears off easily, I.e. it hardly stays put for 3 hours. It needs constant touch ups. Also the colours are transferable and hence the need for constant touch ups and reapplication. It does give a good coverage and gives the lips a fuller look. The colors are quite subtle and the matte finish that it gives the lips is an add on. However, I did feel it a bit tugging on my lips and heavy after application. I wasn’t so very comfortable wearing it. I loved the fragrance though. Overall an okayish product within the price range that it offers. A definite heads up for those looking for daily wear cost effective lipsticks.
I recently went window shopping and stopped by the cosmetic store to check on the newly arrived cosmetics. The beautician was very much keen to help me out and was happily showing me the freshly arrived stocks. My eyes fell on the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation and I loved the packaging. I was tempted to try it and she happily obliged. I generally prefer using liquid foundations as they stay put for a longer duration than the powdered ones and my skin being a combination one, the makeup tends to wash off in a humid climate or when I sweat profusely. She happily helped me apply the Rimmel Mousse foundation, and I was already falling in love with it. It blended so well with my skin and the feel was amazing. It wasn’t so heavy on skin and they have 24 shades for each skin tone. It gave a perfect coverage to my face, by hiding all the dark spots and gives a natural look. Although you need to use a primer or a compact to keep it intact all day long. It is washed off easily and I did not experience any side effects post usage. It is quite easy to use but one must be quick enough to apply it and blend it over the face as soon as you start applying it over the face. It does not give a cakey look and is quite buildable. Also it is quite pocket friendly and travel friendly. I am very much in love with this product.
Milani Rose Powder blush is a premium powder blush that adds an extra blush and glamorous look to your cheeks and highlights the perfect facial features on your face. Being a premium brand, this quite expensive but worth the money. The blush powder comes in a plastic case with a transparent lid and a 3D rose pattern is embedded on top of the blush powder which makes it more appealing and cute. The texture of the blush is extremely soft, creamy and smooth and it has intense pigmentation. Just a dab of blusher is enough to highlight your cheeks. One needs to keep their hands very light while using this powder to avoid highly pigmented and colored cheeks. The blush powder is a 3 in 1 product that highlights, contours and shapes your facial features perfectly giving your face that oomph factor which you desire for a perfect party look or even for a daily office wear look. The blush powder comes in 4 different shades which are matte and shimmery and compliments and suits every skin tone. The application is quite easy and the blush glides easily on the cheeks due to its creamy texture. As it is highly pigmented, only a little amount is enough to give the desired colour to the cheeks. While applying you might see a little powder falling off if you swirl the blusher for a longer time in the powder. The blush blends very smoothly and perfectly with the skin tone and gives a natural matte / shimmery look and is completely buildable. As it is highly pigmented, only a small amount is required and hence the powder blush goes a long way and lasts for a longer duration. The perfect blush for a perfect look. Product is worth the money and the quality is commendable.
It was my friends wedding and that day we all were getting ready at the hotel room. I use very limited make up stuff and since my skin is a combination skin, I am apprehensive of using any other product that doesn’t suit my skin or cause breakouts. After everyone was done with their make up I saw them spraying something all over their face post make up. It intrigued me and I asked them about it. They were using a make up setting spray and that’s where I came across NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray. They informed me that it would keep my make up intact for the whole day without wearing it out and helps the make up stay put for a good 6-7 hours. I was astonished but still gave it a try. With the help of one of my friend, I sprayed it on my post make up face. The spray was super light and felt very comfortable while being sprayed. It gave a matte finish to my make up and felt quite great on my skin. Since it is dermatological tested one need not worry about its side effects. My make up stayed put for quite a long time for the entire wedding. I would say it stayed intact for almost 6 and half hours which is quite commendable. My skin being a combination skin, make up generally wears off within 3 hours due to oiliness and sweating. But I loved this product and I immediately sweared to buy it for myself for further use. It is quite affordable, travel friendly and easily applicable. Does the same job as done by its other premium counterparts. A must have for all the make up fanatics. Would highly recommend this product keeping in mind the quality, quantity and effectiveness. Value for money.
Organic India Coconut Oil has been a boon to my skin care and hair care routine. This cold pressed virgin oil has helped a lot in improving my hair texture and hair loss. I was suggested by a friend to use this oil for my hair and skin care routine and since then, there has been no looking back. I have seen many of my Malayali friends cooking food in coconut oil and I am still apprehensive of using it. Still I went ahead and used this Organic India Coconut Oil for a week, and I could actually feel the difference. It is very light and the food tastes quite good. The cooked food gets digested easily and there was no heaviness even after consuming a 6 course meal loaded with veggies, curry, dal, rotis all of which were made with this oil. My mom in law who suffers from thyroid issues actually felt a lot of difference in her health post one week of using this oil. It also does wonders to your dry hair. My hair felt a lot more healthier and smoother, the hair fall was lesser and the dandruff was almost gone. My unmanageable hair were suddenly manageable and a lot more thicker in density and smoother in texture. I then tried out on my skin. My skin is a combination one with an oily T zone and I was apprehensive as it would make it more oily. But I started applying it overnight and I just loved the feel it gave after application, it blended so well with my skin and it did not feel even a bit heavier. My skin felt smoother the next morning and there was no oiliness. Definitely worth the money. The only drawback is the packaging which is not travel friendly.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is true to its name and gives the lips a super lustrous look with full coverage. I was recently looking for a good lipstick within a set limited budget which would moisturize my lips, give a fuller look and would have good number to shades to choose from. I went ahead to buy to the cosmetic store and boy-oh-boy! I just looked in awe at the number of shades available in the Revlon Super lustrous lipstick collection, with around 82 shades to choose from. I got crazy looking at the beautiful shades and started trying a selected few with the help of the beautician. The lipstick glided easily on the lips, the creamy texture moisturizes the lips well and gives a fuller look to the lips. The lipstick consists of vitamin E, avocado oil, and silk enriched omega moisturizers. I tried the pearl and matte finish lipsticks and instantly fell in love with them. I bought ‘Really Red' and ‘Plum Baby' for myself and I never been so happy with any lipstick shades that suit my skin tone so well. However, it did dry up my lips after an hour or so, so I would recommend to moisturize your lips with a lip balm or a moisturizer before its application. It is transferable and hence needs touch ups frequently. But it is budget friendly and easy to use. Worth the price and love the shades. A must buy product.
MAC Satin Lipsticks are a beautiful range of premium lipsticks that give a glamorous look to your lips and enhance your face and uplift your otherwise dull mood instantly for the day. They come in standard black case retractable packaging and are designed in a sleek fashion to get the feel of a truly premium brand. They are available in 29 vibrant shades and suitable for almost all kinds of skin tones. Though highly priced, they give a beautiful and gorgeous look to the lips and are worth the price. The lipsticks are highly pigmented and hence just a single swipe over the lips gives a beautiful cover and look. However if your lips tend to dry then I would suggest you to use a moisturizer or a lip balm before its application to avoid dryness of the lips or a patchy look. It is non transferable and stays put for a good 4-5 hours. You need not even use a lip liner as this product gives you a super lustrous and fuller lips. The texture of the lipstick is creamy and smooth. It does not settle between the fine lines on the lips. It does not dry up or give a flaky look which is an added bonus. It has a very nice fragrance and the fragrance stays up till you remove the lip colour. The only drawback is that it leaves a stain on the lips after removal. Overall I would recommend this to those who love spending on cosmetics as this lipstick is worth the money. It has the best shades to choose from and gives a satisfying alluring look to the lips. Just give ahead and give it a try. I am sure you would never regret buying these lipsticks from the Satin collection. Just the perfect product for lipstick lovers.
Improves skin texture
Evens out skin tone
Gets absorbed quickly
Does not lighten skin tone
I’m a daily user of night creams as I have combination skin. Using day creams makes my skin go very oily and my face looks very dull and greasy. And adding up to the woes is a lot of sweat that not only washes off the make up but also makes my skin look tanned, greasy and pathetic. I keep on looking for better options and I have even bought a lot of night creams which have costed me a bomb but none have really given me the results that I was wishing for. My aunt who is in her late fifties suggested me to buy Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Night Crème , as she was a regular user of the same and had seen some marvelous effects the cream had on her face. I was apprehensive as she was in her fifties so may be the cream worked for her but it would not work for me were my thoughts. I am not really a fan of skin lightening creams as they are just for the namesake and do not really do the job. However, after much thinking I went ahead and bought this Lakme Skin Lightening Night Crème.j started using the cream religiously and actually felt the difference. One week of continuous usage, and I was already in love with this cream. The packaging comes in a plastic jar of metallic gray colour and has a silver screw cap. The creams glides very smoothly on the skin and blends well with the skin tone. It does not feel greasy or heavy after application. It gets well absorbed in the skin after a gentle massage over the skin post application. I won’t say that it lightens the skin but it definitely works on dark spots and the skin feels fresh and radiant the next morning. It is budget friendly and travel friendly. A must have in your skin care regimen for women post 30 years of age.
Easy to apply
Provides sun protection
Subtle rose fragrance
Only available in two shades
Not suitable for dark skin tones
Lakme Rose Powder is one the best and cheapest loose powders available in the market. Being a Lakme product, it stays up to its brand name and does the job perfectly. I seldom use heavy makeup and this loose powder has been a blessing to my skin tone in accentuating my facial features just perfectly and it controls the oiliness on my skin throughout the day. The applicator/puff is just okayish, however, using a blusher or a brush to apply and spread it on the skin is recommended. This powder comes in two shades, soft pink and warm pink. It gives a perfect matte finish to the face and has SPF that also helps in skin protection from the sun. The loose powder is a boon to settle the base make up on the skin, and it controls the extra oil on the face. I have a combination skin and this powder is a very good cosmetic to keep my skin from looking oily and dull throughout the day. It has a beautiful fragrance as it is said to be made of rose extracts. The packaging is a bit clumsy. The lid is not so great and once placed in the bag, the box is pushed in all directions. Due to this, a lot of powder gets accumulated in the lid and in the puff, causing a lot of spillage and wastage once you open the lid for next application. Lakme could have worked better for the packaging. It is very budget friendly and it has an expiry date set after 3 years of its manufacturing date. So one can happily use it without worrying about its shelf life. It has SPF and it does work for around 4-5 hours. I would highly recommend this product to those who really are looking out for loose powders to basically set their make up look and also who wish to have a fresh and radiant look throughout the day without the face being oily or greasy.
Moisturizes dry skin
For all skin types
Evens out the skin tone
Controls excess oil
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick is a premium foundation stick that works as a 3 in 1 cosmetic product that can be used as a foundation, concealer and compact. It is highly expensive and recommended for those who use and invest in such high end cosmetic products. I went window shopping with my friend one day when she desired to buy a foundation stick. We went ahead and tried various foundation sticks the make up counter and Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick was one of them. It has around 24 shades, available for all kinds of skin tone. She has an oily skin and has a wheatish to a more darker skin tone. The beautician tried 2-3 shades and finally zeroed on the ‘Honey' shade that would perfectly suit her skin tone. What I observed was that the application was super easy, the foundation glided easily onto the skin and the skin felt much better. It was very difficult to differentiate between her skin tone and the foundation shade. The best part was, it concealed all the dark spots and blemishes and gave a beautiful, natural and a radiant glow to the skin without looking much dramatic. It blended so well with her skin, that I was actually compelling her to buy it and thought of buying one of myself too. Thankfully the shades were out of stock and it saved me a bomb. But I loved how it blended so well with the skin, without being cakey or giving a patchy look. It stays well for the whole day, controls oil and does not smear for a good 7-8 hours. The packaging is quite attractive and comes as a roll on stick. Very easy to carry while traveling. However, it is a premium product and burns a hole in the pocket. Recommended only for those who buy or are interested in buying expensive cosmetics.
The Milani Baked Blush is a treat to your cheeks and gives the perfect glow and blush to the cheeks without looking overly fake. It gives a natural touch to the cheeks by highlighting and contouring the face. They are sunbaked and hence have a creamy and velvety texture, do not look cakey and aren’t easily breakable. Used for a long run. The blushes come in 12 various colours and all the colors are too pretty to not buy. The blushes are highly pigmented and are easy to use. It comes in a golden box and a small brush as an applicator. However, for even application and a better look, a bigger blush applicator or brush needs to be used to apply it over the cheeks and highlight and contour. It is travel friendly and not so heavy on pockets. I had always underestimated the use of blush on my face. I do not use much make up and hence I avoid buying fancy cosmetics. Once during a function I tried my cousin’s Milani Baked Blush's ‘Berry Amore' shade and I just loved the look it gave to my face. My cheeks looked pretty and there seemed nothing unnatural on my face. The blush blended so easily on my skin and I loved the feel of it. A tiny bit of the blush is more than enough to make your cheeks glow and make them look cheeky. It adds a radiant look to the face and enhances the best facial features without looking a wee bit of over exaggerated make up. They have a range of matter and shimmery blushes and I immediately went ahead and bought the Berry Amore shade after trying it out at the function. I can’t stop thanking my cousin who introduced me to Milani baked blush and compelled me to try before I buy.
I have seen a lot of professional performers, actors and a few friends of mine who socialize a lot use some glitter on their faces and body to give a shimmery look to their skin. I never knew such a cosmetic existed just to give your skin a shimmering look until one of my friend using it. I was always under the impression that they use the stationary glitter or chamki to give that effect. It was very stupid of me to even think of that considering the hazards and allergies it would give. So one fine day when I saw one of my friend using a bottle of glitter I got curious and checked the bottle and asked her about its usage, application, shades and the brands. She was happy to give me an insight owing to the fact that, makeup for me just meant foundation, lipstick, liner and kajal. The glitter that she used was NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter Brilliants which were loose glitter pigments. It was a task to take them out of the bottle as it tends to spill and a lot of glitter means overdone makeup and gaudy look. She carefully took a very small amount and started applying it over her face, eyelids and arms carefully mixing it with the NYX Primer and applying it over her skin. It did give her a charming and radiant look for a perfect evening. It added a radiant shimmering look to her eyes and she looked like a Greek goddess with a perfect evening gown all set for her party. I was further curious as to does it come off easily and she said that it falls off after 5-6 hours. Though it has been recorded to have adverse allergies on the skin of a few people, it is better to test it before one goes out to buy this product to give you a sparkling look.
Easy to apply
For long I had been toying with the idea of buying a Stick foundation and one fine day I came across NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation. I quickly checked for online reviews and asked a few of my friends who are beauticians and who use cosmetics very often. I got very good reviews and thought of buying it immediately. Also the fact that stick foundations are easy to apply, easy to carry, spill proof makes it a must buy and must have for your cosmetic collection. NYX Mineral Stick Foundation is a 3 in 1 foundation and can be used as a foundation, a highlighter and for contouring. What else can you ask for in such a lovely product. The foundation blends very well will the skin and gives the skin an even tone. I have a combination skin and it works really well and stays on for almost 5-6 hours. It is easy to aapply and spread evenly on the skin. I generally use it with a compact or a face powder to give it a lasting look. It makes my face look naturally fresh for almost 6 hours after which I need to give it a light touch up. If you are looking at something which would not give you an overwhelming make up look but just a natural look, a look second to your skin then this would be the best buy. The packaging comes in a sleek black roll up stick which looks more or less like a fat lipstick case. Easy to use and travel friendly. It comes in 14 shades and there is a shade for every skin tone. A very good product and I would highly recommend this for those looking for a stick foundation which would highlight, contour and give your skin a natural finish look with a radiant glow and fresh feel.
Milani Color statement lipsticks are one of the finest and the best lipsticks I have ever come across and I am glad that I actually went ahead and invested in this brand. They offer such beautiful colors, such vibrancy, and glamorous look and are the best friends for your lips. They offer around 40 vibrant shades and you just cannot pick up one. There are colors for every skin tone and for every occasion, for every mood. I own ‘Ruby Valentine’ and ‘Sangria’ and these are my go-to-lipsticks for every occasion. The packaging is quite classy and I love to carry them wherever I go. It gives a fuller look to the lips and does not stain or transfer. I love wearing these lip shades only for they not only give your lips a lustrous look but also moisturize them. You need not use a separate moisturizer before applying this lipstick. The matte finish look gives you an awesome feel and the lips do not look chapped. It stays for a long time. The longest I have worn this lipstick is for 7 hours when I attended a function. I got many compliments and have been asked several times for the shade name and brand. It is easily removable and you need not struggle hard to wash it off your lips. The best part is they are not highly expensive as other brands and their wide variety of colors is what offers the best colors for all skin tones. It does have a strong fragrance and might put you off but once you get used to it, you don’t feel any strong smell of the lipstick. It looks good as good as it feels. I would highly recommend this to any of those looking for long lasting lipsticks with perfect moisturizer.
Visibly brighter looking skin
Silky, dewy finish
Makes skin luminous
Provides even coverage
Limited shade range
The Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation is one of the finest foundation that I have gifted myself. It comes in a black and silver glass bottle with a nozzle to dispense just the right amount of foundation required for your skin. Its additionally has a cap that avoids spilling and is quite travel friendly. This collection of foundation emphasizes on giving your face a shimmered and illuminated look. The range has 4 shades – ivory glow, natural flare, beige glimmer and honey beam. These shades mostly compliment the fairer skin tones and are not suitable for darker skin tones. The foundation glides very easily on the skin and gives an even tone without any patchy look. It blends well and gets easily applied on to the skin. The purpose of this foundation is to provide a shimmered look on your face and it does the part very well and gives a perfect party look with a shimmered face without overly highlighting the face. The consistency is thick and hence you need to apply it with a sponge or a damp brush to spread it evenly on your skin. It is recommended that you wear this foundation with a compact powder or loose powder for a long lasting look. This foundation eliminates the use of a primer and gives a perfect look. It isn’t very expensive and hence you can splurge yourself and buy this foundation and use it for every small occasion. It gives a very beautiful glow to an otherwise dull skin tone and your skin looks amazing even in photographs without any photoshopping gimmicks. I would highly recommend this to light skin toned women but a big NO with a darker skin tone. Easy on pockets, travel friendly, spill proof and a classy packaging with great desired results is what makes this product a must buy.
Blends well with skin tone
Works well with or without foundation
Gives an even tone to skin
No mirror and sponge for application
Compact powders are the best who don’t like applying heavy make-up like foundation, primer etc. on their face. Though it requires one to use a facial moisturizer before applying compact powder to keep the skin smooth and hydrated, they are the best go-to-product when you do not wish to apply heavy make-up or get ready in a jiffy. Very recently I went shopping for a few cosmetic products and decided to try onto a few at the trail counters in the mall before finalizing and buying any. First and foremost product that I wanted to buy was a compact powder. The lady at the counter helped me with various compacts from very reputed and high end brands. I tried a few and decided to try the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder as she vouched for the product and gave some very good reviews which were as good as true. She showed me 15 shades out of which a selected few suited my skin tone. She helped me apply a few and I would like to share my experience of it. I seriously liked the feel of the powder. It blended so well after applying a layer of foundation. With or without foundation, the look and feel of the powder was very satisfying. It gave a natural satin finish to my face unlike other compact powders which looked cakey or patchy after application. I have a combination skin and my skin tone looked even and I was quite impressed by the look that it gave me. I also found a perfect shade that suited my skin tone with the help of the lady at the counter. The only drawback that I found was it was in a normal packaged black box with no mirror, sponge or brush which was highly unexpected from such a luxury brand of cosmetics. It is highly priced which made me think twice before going ahead to buy it. Tough I bought the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish compact somewhere I am guilty of spending a bomb just for a compact powder where the counterparts were much cheaper with the same shade but not as perfect as the finish MAC gave me. Thumbs up to this product.
A little goes a long way
Available in different sizes
Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash is one of the best products I have ever come across as oily and combination skin user. The best part about this face wash is it comes in a travel friendly, sturdy, transparent, small bottle and secure tight seal cap which is spill proof. I just cannot find any better face wash than this. It gives such a fresh feel and makes your skin feel hydrated and rejuvenated. My mother introduced me to this face wash when I started college and from then, there is no looking back. It has a refreshing smell and skin feels lively for around 4-5 hours. I use it thrice a day and I just love washing my face with it. I look forward to use this on my skin as I love the feel and texture of the face wash. Just a small amount of it lathers so well and the control nozzle on the cap bottle is just perfect to not let excess of the liquid come out of the bottle. It feels so gentle on the skin and I never feel my skin look dull at any point of the day. My face looks fresh and there is considerate improvement in oil control in T zone on my face. The number of pimples has reduced and also the acne has lessened. The bottle goes a long way as only a small amount of liquid does wonders on the skin. It comes in various sizes ranging from small which is travel and pocket friendly to big which you can use at home. I especially like the fragrance of it and the feel after a wash. Highly recommended for all skin types as my mother had a very dry skin and it did refresh and moisturize her skin to a great extent. She never had breakouts with this face wash unlike others where she faced high dryness and the skin went from worse to worst.
Strong herbal smell
Does not spread easily
I am not in favor of any cosmetic product that promotes fairness. It’s quite racist and unfair on the part of a person to look fair. For ages fairness has been given so much of importance by our Indians that the companies producing these cosmetic products are marketing them as if a person’s future is dependent on it. It is saddening to see that even an ayurvedic brand is promoting fairness products by having a fairness cream claiming it to be made from gold dust which is utter nonsense. One of my close friends was about to get married in a few months and wanted to get a natural glow and fairness which would last her for a lifetime. She had seen this cream and got tempted to buy one for herself. She obviously wanted to look her best on her wedding day. She excitedly showed me the cream and I detested her from using it. It was such a small box and highly priced. She was adamant and started using it. I was still not convinced but somehow could not even convince her. She used the cream for 2 months and was almost into tears, the cream never worked. She was religiously using it every day as per the instructions but it was a complete failure. The cream was very greasy and it never spread evenly on the skin. The dark spots and blemishes were as it is. The skin tone never changed. The product is highly priced and a claim to be made of purified gold which I am sure is a lie. The fancy packaging lures a customer into buying this product and the marketing team has left no stone unturned to sell off this product to customers who fall into the trap easily. Not recommended for any type of skin tones.
Not for dry skin
I had once used Patanjali Lemon & Honey Face Wash a year back and would like to give an honest review of the same. It claims to kill pimple-causing germs and bacteria, refresh the skin, controls oil and cleanse dirt. To my experience, it just doesn’t make much of a difference. I would not say that it did not refresh my skin or make it soft but it just did not give me the required freshness and gentle skin. The gel is light green in colour and the fragrance feels of lemon and honey for sure, however the smell is mild and not very strong. The face wash is a gel based cleaner and it did help me in removing dirt from my skin and also in cleansing my skin. I have sometimes put on make-up and just used this face wash to clean up and it did do a fairly good job. Not very impressive, but skin felt fine and it did not harm my skin. It did not benefit me much but it also did not damage my skin which was a breather. It does not cause any breakouts. I have had my friends use the same who have dry skin and it did not work as effectively as it did for me. They had breakouts and found the face wash to be itchy on their skin post washing with water. The skin went very dry and had to moisturize it later to restore the skin softness. This product is easily available and is quite cheap. However, they should market it only for oily and combination skin users or should at least mention it on the package as to which skin tone it suits for. Value for money but not so satisfied with the product. Can be used as an emergency wash when you are in hurry and do not get any other brand face wash.
A little goes a long way
Refreshes the skin
Does not impart blush and glow as claimed
Strawberry has been my weakness since my childhood and I jump to buy any cosmetic product which has a strawberry base. I love using any cosmetic which states it has strawberry in it, be it a lip balm, a face wash, a cream, body lotion or even a lipstick. I love the fragrance and the sweetness it gives. Lakme’s Blush and Glow Strawberry Gel Face Wash is no exception to my craziness for strawberry based products in cosmetics. I am in love with this product and look forward to using it every day. A very small amount, say a pea size amount is more than enough to lather well and cleanse the face in the most satisfying way. Once you start applying it on your face, you can feel the softness of the gel and the fragrance is to die for. You start feeling fresh just by the aroma of the gel. The beads are really helpful in cleansing the skin by removing the dirt that has accumulated on your skin the whole day. You feel fresh, rejuvenated and skin feels very soft, supple and nourished. The packaging is very cute, appealing and just perfect to carry in your handbag for travels, office or college. The seal is spill proof and you need not worry about your bag getting dirty due to the spillage of the gel. The best part is that it is enriched with the strawberry extracts and is formulated by the Lakme salon experts. There is no doubt that the face wash would cause any harm to any of the skin types. This is a perfect product for all skin types and would highly recommend this to those looking for a skin friendly face wash without any side effects. I absolutely love the way it works for my skin and the refreshing feel it gives after every wash. A must have for your daily use.
Works as a conditioner
Has healthy properties of coconut milk, coconut oil and egg white proteins
Gives hair a healthy look
I have heard that coconut milk is very nourishing and useful for your hair since childhood. I never got a chance to use the naturally available coconut milk for my hair. I was looking out for some shampoo options that would contain coconut milk as base product or coconut milk extracted products for my hair. Post pregnancy, my hair had gone for a toss. Though I have an oily scalp, my hair started losing its charm, looked very dull and was very frizzy. The tangles got worse and I feared combing my hair just for fear of hair fall owing to the fact that I would have to comb them forcefully to detangle them. Combing felt like a task for me. One fine day I came across OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo and decided to give it a try. It claimed to be a sulfate free shampoo which helps in nourishing and hydrating hair. I ordered this online and eagerly waited for it to arrive. Once it reached my doorstep I was now eager to try it out like a toddler waiting to gobble up his ice-cream. I shampooed my hair with this never in my life I felt myself loving my hair wash so much. I decided to skip the conditioner to see how the shampoo works. The shampoo worked like a miracle on my hair. With the very first wash my hair felt much better and I could detangle my hair happily. Hair felt much softer and cleaner. I started using it regularly and within a month I could notice a notable difference in the volume of my hair, texture and the length. Volume had increased and there was a noticeable shine on my hair. The texture was much smoother and my scalp felt much rejuvenated and hydrated. I loved combing my hair after a long time. I have skipped using conditioner because the shampoo works as a conditioner too and you need to spend to buy another conditioner for your hair.
Patanjali products are highly overrated sometimes, and a few of their products are actually worth trying. Patanjali claims to have products that are chemical free and made from natural extracts. This is one of the major reasons that they are ruling the market despite not having fancy packaging and creative appeal. The Neem and Tulsi Face wash is one such product. Having tried out many face washes my friend decided to try this Patanjali’s Neem and Tulsi face wash for her super oily skin. It has a combination of Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera and Honey. Aloe Vera nourishes the skin and helps in retaining the moisture avoiding the skin to go completely dry, cures acne and pimples which is most common for people with oily skin. Neem helps in treating blemishes, pigmentation and blackheads. Honey is a natural antibacterial formula that helps treating acne and removing dirt from pores on the skin. This face wash helped my friend in having a supple skin without being much oily and greasy. She has been using this face wash for the past 6 months and vouches for it. The aroma is not that great but if you want real good results then this is a go-to-product. My friend has benefitted a lot as her skin was acne prone, highly pigmented and she had a lot of pimples. Daily use made her skin much better and manageable. She uses it twice a day to clean her face and the skin feels much fresher and healthier than what it was 6 months back. It is easily available in the market at a very reasonable price. It works the same as that of any other highly branded products without burning a hole in your pockets. It comes in a nicely packed tube which is spill proof and travel friendly.
Not meant for oily skin
Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Wash is not exactly a fairness face wash and does not hold true to its name. I had once bought it hurriedly for a short trip as I could not find any other available brands in the shop next to my place. The very first day I started using it I felt my skin to be greasy and oily. It is nowhere close to what it promises that it gives radiant skin. I have combination skin and the face wash did not really make me feel fresh. The texture is creamy which proves to be the major reason for greasiness on the skin after the wash. I tried it on the second day as well and I had breakouts on my face. This was the last straw and I did not continue using it any further. The face wash did not really help me but instead damaged my skin to my disbelief. My colleague who has a dry skin started using my face wash and it did really help moisturize her skin. Though it claims fairness, it does not really make the skin fair but it does help moisturize a dry skin, thus looking much better and radiant. Her skin started getting healthier and there was quite a visible difference on her face after every wash. I believe the makers should mention the skin type that the face wash works for so as to make it easier for the buyers to choose between products. A few products and cosmetics work differently for different skin types and this particular product is a definite heads up for dry and extra dry skin but not for a combination or oily skin. Although it claims to have kesar and cucumber extracts which prevents breakouts, my combination skin had breakouts which took quite a long time to heal.
Unlike other Patanjali cosmetic products that have disappointed me over the time, this has been a blessing for my otherwise sensitive combination skin. My skin tends to get dry when I use any other face wash meant for an oily skin. The itching that follows after the use of any other face wash is altogether a different story. I have been trying to find a suitable face wash that could use every day and even while travelling. I bought this Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash from their exclusive store when I went to buy a few Patanjali biscuits (they are actually yummy and quite easy on pockets). The lady there saw my acne and oily skin and recommended me to buy this face wash. As usual I was apprehensive but her marketing skills lured me into buying it and I finally succumbed to her assurance that the face wash would actually work on my skin. I hurried home and the first thing I did was use this face wash to test it. I did feel fresh and the facewash did not dry up my skin unlike other products that I have previously used. My skin felt softer and much better and the feel definitely lasted for hours. Naturally available aloe Vera, orange peel, neem and tulsi is super beneficial for skin but owing to the time constraints I just could not do any skin routine for myself. This face wash definitely makes you feel fresh after a tiring work day, travel or just a rough hard day. The tube is a flip flap one which makes it easier to carry anywhere without any hassle. The best part is it does not really contain any harmful chemicals and is made of natural extracts which makes it appealing. It is cheap and does the work effectively.
Over 30 shades
Safe for contact lens users
Does not come with a brush
MAC for me is one of the premium cosmetic brands and I have always detested from buying their products owing to the price and also I am not a regular cosmetic user which is also one of the reasons why I restrict myself from buying expensive cosmetics and find cheaper options available in the same color, range and texture. I was looking out to buy some eye shadow while shopping for my cousin’s wedding specifically to gift her. One of my friends suggested me to go for MAC products, initially I was apprehensive but I went ahead and tried these products in a mall to just get a feeling of it and understand what is so special about these highly priced products. The first thing that I tried at the MAC counter was a lipstick and then an eye shadow. My eyelids are quite small and hence applying the eye shadow never really made a difference to my eyes. Also I wear contact lenses and I fear that sweating might lead the eye shadow to wear out and enter my eyes thus causing irritation to the lenses. The lady at the counter was super helpful and applied the shimmered eye shadow giving my eyes a dramatic look. The look was subtle and it was not overboard. It did make my eyes look pretty and I was tempted to try a few more shades before I could finalize and buy. I finally loved 3 shades and bought them. Also bought 2 more shades for my cousin. The shadow did not fade away and after I tried applying it on my own I could easily apply and loved the look. It was easily removable without leaving any traces or rubbing the eyelids. It did stay well and loved the look it gave to my eyes.
Moisturizes and hydrates lips
Contains shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and olive oil
Velvety and smooth matte finish
Not 100% transfer-proof
Lakme has been my favourite products especially when buying lipsticks, lip colour and lip crayons ever since childhood. I have almost 6 shades of Lakme 9-5 lip shade range and I am in love with them. However, I had always wanted to give it a try after checking on a certain website about it being a lip crayon cum moisturizer which means I do not have to use a lip balm before applying the lip crayon to moisturize my lips and later unable to clean it properly . I generally buy lip colours from a store/ mall considering the fact that the colours vary from what it is shown online. This time, however, I decided to buy Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon as my husband had gifted me online vouchers for an online cosmetic store. I went ahead and got 2 colours and I am super happy with the shades. Very beautiful shades and close to the colours shown in the picture on the website. It contains jojoba oil and olive oil which act as moisturizer for your lips. It remains intact for a good 5 hours, however it is not 100% non- transferable. You need to touch up each time you eat or drink something. The tip easily acts as a lip pencil and you need not bother for a sharpener as you can easily glide it like a lipstick by just rotating the bottom. It doesn’t dry the lips and is super smooth. I love the feel of it and can be easily cleaned. Doesn’t render your lips parched after it has been removed. I would love to see more shades for the same range as these are just perfect for any occasion and pocket friendly. Must have fora all lipstick lovers. I would rather switch over to these crayons if more colors would be introduced. Easy on the pockets and effortless application makes it unparalleled from other lip products.
Protects skin from UV rays
Brightens the skin
Easy to apply
Effective only for 2 to 3 hours
Lotus has been my go-to product every time I have to buy facewash, sunscreen lotions or any creams for travel. Easy to carry, well packaged and a spill proof tube makes it easier to carry it anywhere in any bag without worrying about the tubes squeezing/ oozing out and spoiling the bag. Since I have a combination skin, I was always apprehensive about using any crème on my face especially as a sunscreen. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Whitening+ BB Mattifying Glow Fairness Crème is good as a sunscreen as it tends to stay on skin for about 3 hours but it also depends upon the weather and body type as well. If the person sweats too much and if there is a lot of humidity in the air then the crème would definitely be wiped off as a result of constant wiping of sweat. I have a wheatish skin and hence the crème makes your face a tad bit whiter which I usually don’t prefer. If applied in small amounts it gets wiped out easily and doesn’t serve the purpose. I am not a regular cosmetic person and hence, applying this cream and looking as if I have applied truckloads of makeup just doesn’t go well with my daily look. I would rather buy just a sunscreen than this skin whitening cream. I would not recommend this cream for wheatish and dusky skin tones. It gives a whiter tone which is not even closer to your skin tone. The texture of the cream is just perfect to blend well but I would rather suggest introducing a few more shades for darker skin tones which would be comparatively easier to use for varied skin tones. The product is no doubt the best bet for fairer skin tones and highly recommended but not recommended for darker skin tones.
Makes the hair manageable
Does not lather much
Can be drying for dry hair types
Himalaya claims to have chemical free foaming agents and enriched with natural derived proteins. I love experimenting and trying new hair products. Himalaya Herbals Gentle Daily Care Protein shampoo came across as a mild shampoo giving a gentle smooth hair texture. My scalp is oily and the hair frizzy with a lot of dryness and tangled hair which makes it hard to comb. This shampoo is a blessing. Comes in an opaque bottle. The fragrance is good and it makes hair wash even more worthwhile. Although you need to apply a considerate amount of shampoo, it does give good results. Does not lather much but does the work effectively. Have never faced an entanglement in my hair after using this shampoo. Using considerate amounts of the shampoo empties the bottle soon and you need a lot of water to wash your hair after shampooing. Use of conditioner after shampoo is a must else the hair becomes even more frizzy and dry. It doesn’t work as a conditioner. Just evens out the oily scalp and frizzy hair and makes it manageable. Easily available in the market and does not burn a hole in the pockets. It is travel friendly and the seal cap is designed to make it spill proof. However, it doesn’t work well for people having dry hair. My husband started using the same and complained of very dry hair and itchy scalp. He started having hair fall and it did more damage to him than benefit him. It is recommended for oily scalp and the makers should specifically mention the hair type it suits for. It would be easier for the buyers to buy rather than buying, trying and then repenting if it doesn’t suit them. I have had no complaints as yet and would still go ahead to buy this shampoo, the only concern being that it doesn’t go a long way.
Lightens skin tone
Natural sun protection
Glass tub packaging which is dangerous and not travel friendly.
I am generally not in favor of fairness creams, or rather any products that promote fairness. Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream however caught my attention in a mall while shopping for some other cosmetics for myself. I enquired the lady at the counter how well does it work for men and she started showing me various creams meant for men. I wanted to buy this for my husband who was facing severe breakouts and having a hard time with his dry skin and moreover his office travels on bike made his skin much darker and he started having pigmentation on his face. I went ahead and bought this for my husband. He was hesitant initially as he had tried a lot of products only to make his face worse with blemishes and dark spots. After a lot of speculation, he thought of giving it a try and started applying it daily before leaving for office. The cream was quite light and blended well with his dry and rough skin. A month later, his skin actually improved. The blemishes and dark spots were gone and his face was looking much better than what it was a month ago. The licorice present in the cream seemed to have worked well on the dark spots and blemishes. White dammer used in the cream reduced the pigmentation and evened the skin tone. The cream is surely free of alcohol and parabens and hence, there were no visible side effects. The herbal sunblock Cinnabloc provides a great UV protection from the sun and prevents in darkening of the skin. A month later when we saw positive results, my husband was quite happy bidding adieu to his dry skin which gave him a hard time. The only drawback is that the cream comes in a glass tub which is not travel friendly and quite vulnerable. The tub needs to be used carefully and cannot be just thrown in the closet after use. Most importantly it has to be kept out of the reach of children to avoid any accidents.
Makes skin soft
Protects skin against winter dryness
Patanjali’s Aloe Vera Moisturizing Cream is recommended for all skin types. The cream comes in a transparent plastic tub with a light green screw lid. The texture of the cream is smooth and thick consistency which prevents spillage and has a fresh fragrance. It is a good moisturizer for all skin types, but the oily skin might feel a bit oilier after its application. Many of my friends who have dry skin vouch by this moisturizer for face. The major ingredients used in this cream are shea butter, coconut, wheat germ and olive oil. Shea butter conditions, tones and soothes your skin and it really worked well in doing the same for my friends. Coconut present in the cream has kept their skin well moisturized and has helped them treat acne. Wheat germ oil is a rich source of vitamin E and the cream contains considerate amount of it which helps in reducing the skin damage and maintaining an even skin tone. Olive oil is definite anti-ageing oil and this cream definitely helps in reducing wrinkles and maintaining the skin from getting dry and keeps it well hydrated. Aloe Vera is no doubt the best natural source of anti-oxidants and helps healing sunburns, acne, pimples faster. This cream has worked wonders for friends who have a super dry skin and have had breakouts. The cream can be applied as a day cream and also as a base for make-up. Though it is very slimy, it does blend well on the skin and spreads evenly giving you a refreshing feel. The aroma is quite nice and it makes you feel happy. Not highly priced and is easily available at any stores, supermarkets. The packaging is travel friendly. Though it does not lighten your skin, it definitely moisturizes your skin well enough so a must buy for people looking for a cheap moisturizer option.
Lipsticks are one of those cosmetic products that I buy only after trying onto several times and after a lot of assurance with regards to it long lasting nature, non-transferable properties and giving my lips a fuller look with a look that would go well without looking overboard with make-up. I am a no make-up person and there are only a few products that I use while going out for a party. Lipstick is one of those. One fine day when I went shopping with my best friend she insisted on me trying the Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème lipsticks. I was apprehensive owing to the pricey product but she insisted and assured I would love it. The lady at the counter helped me choose a few shades that would suit me out of the 29 shades that were available. I must say all the 29 shades were so pretty and were irresistible. I wanted to try them all. However, I zeroed down on 7 shades and the girl helped me apply them one by one. I fell in love with almost each shade I tried. The feel was quite smooth and the velvety texture just glided onto my lips. It hardly takes a few minutes to dry up and it gives a matte effect to your lips and makes them look fuller. Non- transferable and non-sticky lippies. After trying all the 7 shades I finalized 2 of them, Sugar and Gorgeous. I must say I never felt my lips so beautiful and fuller ever before. However, these do make the lips a bit dry so I suggest one should completely moisturize your lips and then apply them for a long lasting look. They are non-transferable and stay for a good 7-8 hours which is the best part. It does not even make your lips patchy which is an added bonus.
NYX Micro Brow Pencil is a breather and a saver for those with very thin and light eyebrows. It has 8 shades- Taupe, Blonde, Auburn, Ash Brown, Espresso, Black, Chocolate and Brunette. I was finding something to gift to my co sister and I found this to be the best gift for her thinner eyebrows. Though she is not a make-up person, she thoroughly loved this brow pencil which not only filled her thinner looking eyebrows but also enhanced her face by fuller brows. The pencil is quite slim and it is easier to hold and apply it over your brows. It has pencil on one side and a spoolie on the other side to easily glide the colour and stroke the brows to give a natural and fuller look. I picked up Brunette to gift it to her as her skin tone is on the fairer side. I helped her in trying out the product and I was more than happy to see the results. It does not give an alienated look, rather gives a natural look which is a bonus point. It glided so well on the brows, however you need to have be a bit careful while applying it. One need not apply much pressure on the pencil to apply it. Just light strokes in the gaps and brushing it with the spoolie is more than enough to give a perfect look. It has an awesome packaging and is travel friendly. Not very dark and perfectly suits the skin tone. It gives a natural finish and you need not be a make-up pro to use this product. The only drawback is the quantity of the product. It is too less and might get over soon for those who use it on a regular basis. A must buy for those looking out for a fuller natural brows.
Contains aloe vera
Can make your skin greasy
I have always been apprehensive of using Patanjali products and this has been no exception. I have a combination skin which means I have a T zone oily skin. I have previously used Patanjali shampoo, conditioner, soaps but none of them really suited me. Few of my close friends really vouched for this beauty cream doing wonders to their skin, for which I fell for and decided to give it a try. I never use creams for my face owing to the fact that it makes my skin more oily and greasy which in turn results in more dust accumulation on my skin. However, I went ahead and bought this cream which assured glowing skin, and a fresh face. I started using the cream and it was nowhere close to what I had thought or mentioned on the cream. The very first thing that put me off was the smell of the cream which was very unpleasant. Once you apply on your skin even in small quantity, skin becomes greasy and sticky which is just not what was expected of this highly branded cream claiming freshness. Though the makers claim it to be made of natural products it was a disappointment. One of my friends who has a really dry skin has been using it and is working really well for her. I inquired her about the cream being greasy and what she suggested is she has been using it as a night cream. She avoids using it during the day as it makes her skin oily sweaty and irritable. You really cannot avoid the smell but seems it does really work for people with dry skin. She has actually seen her skin going from extremely dry to being a normal and manageable skin especially during winters. Would recommend it for people with dry skin but not for those with combination or oily skin.
Treats hair fall for all hair types
3 product holistic regimen
Designed & approved by ayurvedic practitioners
Result oriented mechanism
Stimulated hair follicles and promotes new hair growth
Repairs damaged roots with herb extracts
Precise & effective formulations with modern distillation methods
Free from SLS, SLES, Parabens & Sulfates
Takes time to show results
Vedix- A hair growth solution has proved to be a boon for me. Post-delivery, my hair fall started getting worse to worst and I was almost in tears thinking if I would ever get my long locks back. I had trimmed my hair short in the hope that my hair fall will stop but it wasn’t getting any better. Oily scalp, dandruff made it even more horrible to manage my hair. One fine day while discussing this with one of my close friend, she suggested me to try Vedix hair range products. I thought let me give it a try as I have tried so many hair products only to make my hair fall worse. And I bought the complete set that includes a customized hair oil, serum and shampoo to try my luck. And viola, the results started showing just after using it for 45 days. I have been using it since then and never looked back. Highly recommended and customized by ayurvedic practitioners, the products are SLS, Paraben and Sulphate free. I had heavy hair loss and combing my hair was a pain. I literally cried each time I oiled, combed or shampooed my hair due to the amount of hair fall that happened. There was no shine, hair were dull, frizzy and unmanageable. The 3 bottle combo is a must have for all the ladies, especially new mommies who are suffering from severe hair loss and other hair issues. Once you start using this, I am pretty sure you would never try and search for any other hair products to take care of your hair. Also, I used to frequently visit parlors for hair spa treatment, and now I have completely stopped going for a spa. My hair feels so much better and the texture has improved drastically. Very much manageable hair and I am happy that I can finally try new hairstyles without worrying that my hair with break.
For all skin types and multiple concerns
Designed and approved by dermatologists
SkinID Questionnaire helps you understand your skin concern
Provides daily skin nourishment
Improves skin’s appearance
I have a combination skin and hence refrain from using any cosmetic products available in the market so easily. I avoid even parlour visits for that matter owing to the fact that I have faced many allergies in the past. But this product has come as a breather for me and I have been using it happily for the past 2 months without any complaints or side effects. With a mother to a toddler and a little baby, I am left with zero time for myself and even going to market and researching for products that suits my skin is a complete NO. SkinKraft’s customized skin care regimen has proven to be blessing for my otherwise dull oily skin. Available at very affordable prices and customized according to skin, I have started loving my skin all over again. The acne, dark spots and blemishes have started vanishing and skin feels softer and lighter than before. There is not much hassle while using the products and are very skin friendly unlike other skin products which have given me allergies throughout my pregnancy. The best part about this regimen is that the products are curated and designed as per the skin type, the environment of the customer and the also the skin routine. The questionnaire is super useful and it also recommends the type of regime that is required for your skin. Would highly recommend these products to all my friends and relatives. Have never been so happy about taking care of my skin and the happiest part is that the results showing up slowly and lasting for a lifetime. So far I haven’t faced any side effects and I am a satisfied user. Only drawback is the size of the bottle is too small and gets over soon. Only wish it was more economical.