Tina Basu
Bangalore , Indian

Beauty Profile

Skin Tone: Fair
Skin Type: Oily
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Hair Type: Wavy
Reviewed on : Nov 06 2020
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4.3/5

Easy to Use, Hassle Free

The Gillette Venus Razor is a quick solution for unwanted hair. When you dont want to visit the parlour or want a quick solution this is the razor you should be looking out for.🙂 The inbuilt gel bars with avocado oil is an added plus point as it glides smoothly and keeps the skin soft and smooth. Use it in the shower with a body wash and you can remove unwanted hair from your hands, underarms and legs in less than 10 minutes.. 🤗 The razor head comes neatly packed in individual packaging to maintain full hygiene. I am very impressed with this and it's in my shower for regular use since I am not visiting the parlor quite often now.

Pro's

Easy to use

Travel-friendly

Gentle on the skin

Moving, rounded shaving head

Built-in razor gel cushion

Removes fine hair

Painless hair removal

Keeps skin soft

Con's

Might cause razor bumps or rashes if not used carefully.

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Reviewed on : Aug 19 2020
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4.8/5

Best for Dry damaged Hair

I have dry hair because of hard water in the city, And monsoon just makes my hair crazy and frizzy. MamaEarth Bhring Amla Hair mask is so good for dry and damaged hair. I do not like hair products with too many chemicals in them because it stris the natural oils of the hair. There are no harmful chemicals in this hair mask and it is so easy to use. It is suitable for all hair type and I found the fragrance really pleasing. With hair masks, dripping is a bis issue sometimes. But this non drip creamy formula is super easy to use. So if you have dry hair, you must try this product.

Pro's

No harmful chemicals

Suitable for all hair types

Dermatologically tested

Travel-friendly packaging

Easy-to-use

Unisex product

amazing fragrance

creamy non drip formula

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Reviewed on : Aug 13 2020
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4.6/5

Very good Face Cream for daily use

This is such a useful day cream for the skin. I have used it for more than a week now and can see how soft and supple it makes the skin. Enriched with Vitamin C this Face cream by MamaEarth comes with SPF 20. SO if you are not going out in the sun, you dont need to apply anything else on the face. I really liked this product. I am using it twice a day minimum.

Pro's

Can be used under make-up

Pump dispenser

Travel-friendly

Suitable for all skin types

Contains SPF 20

Dermatologically tested

Unisex product

No parabens

No mineral oils

No toxins

super light

gets absorbed quickly

is not sticky

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4.5/5

Loved the rich cocoa fragrance

This face mask smells of cocoa, it is such an inviting and warm fragrance! I have used this face mask thrice in last two weeks and totally liked the feel of the skin post washing the face. It leaves the skin soft and smooth. Coffee and cocoa are an amazing combination for skin. It's so nice that it comes along with an applicator. I was super happy with this product.

Pro's

No parabens

No toxins

Dermatologically tested

Suitable for all skin types

Can be used by both men and women

cocoa fragrance

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2.6/5

Not a happy experience

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation is a two in one lipstick cum smudger. It is a product with good intent if you like defined lips, but alone, this product didn’t work for me. It was very dry for my lips and made my lips look flaky. I am quite fond of lipsticks and keep trying new lip products. I even like mixing colors to contour the lips to get that perfect pout. I had got this Lip Gradation by Maybelline, since I love a lot of their products. I liked the mechanics of it. It comes in a matte twisted pencil with lip color on one side and a smudger on the other side. You can use this blender side to mix colors on your lips or to contour your lips with a darker shade. You have to twist the bottom black part and not the top unlike other twister pencils. For a matte lipstick it transfers a lot! I am not fond of lipsticks that transfers on to your cups or hands. I have also noticed it bleeding from the side of your lips which again is a big no no for me. The packaging is cute. But I like to clean my makeup brushes often. There’s no way I can clean this smudger though! So after few applications it will remain dirty. It retails for a MRP of 500/- which I think is expensive for such little product. It’s available in 8 vibrant shades – they all look good on Indian skin tone. The pigmentation is good, but might make your lips dry. It gives the gradation effect on lips which is a big trend now with all the Korean beauty bloggers. You can either mix a different shade or fade the color in the outer corners of your lips. I wasn’t too happy with this product somehow.

Pro's

has a smudger

Con's

flaky

transfers easily

hard

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4.3/5

This is a must try product for contouring

If you like contouring your face, you must try the NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette. You can use any kind of contouring product – liquid, cream or powder you have to blend well to get that perfect look. When contouring with powder based product, you need to keep in mind less is more. Contour powders are required in tiny quantities but have to be blended well so that it doesn’t look like a patch. NYX Highlight and Contour Pro palette is a powder based contour and comes in a black kit with 8 shades. There are shades for highlighting and contouring and they suit the Indian skin tone well. The kit comes with re-fillable pans so you can easily replace the shades you are done with. I tend to use few particular shades more so the re-fillable pallates are good. Else I have to replace an entire kit! I like the shimmery highlighting shades – I have used them to highlight the brow bone too. The product is long lasting and gives a good finish. The contouring shades are well pigmented and you in fact require a little quantity. Always tap the brush to get off the excess product. Too much of brown on the hollows of your cheek can make the look very different. This contouring product doesn’t feel cakey or too loud. When blended well it gives the sun kissed glowing look. NYX is easily available online in India, so you shouldn’t have trouble in getting this product. I quite like this palate.

Pro's

good quality

blends well

very little required

re-fillable pans

Con's

availability issues in retail

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4.3/5

Expensive mask but effective

If you are looking for skin tightening and control oily skin clay masks are a good way to do it. I have used the L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Exfoliate & Refining Mask and wanted to share my experience of it. This clay mask is not too thick or dry. The texture is actually soft in spite of it being a clay mask. L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Exfoliate & Refining Mask is enriched with red-algae extracts and volcanic rocks that helps in removing dead cells, oil, dirt and minimizes pore size. You can use your fingers to spread it across your washed face or even use any old foundation brush. I find using a brush easier because it spreads the pack evenly all across. Spread the clay mask on your face, and neck leaving the lips and areas around the eye. Leave it for 10 minutes or till its dry. To remove your face mask, wet your hand and massage on the skin. L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Exfoliate & Refining Mask has some granules which helps in exfoliation as well. It also has a lovely fragrance which you might like. The pack was soothing and quite effective. I have used it twice a week for a few weeks and could see my pores minimized. You might experience a tingling sensation on your skin which is because it’s a potent clay mask. I have not seen any reaction or breakout cause of this mask. This L’Oreal Paris clay mask is not overly drying nor does it make the skin flaky. This clay mask comes in a little glass jar with a see-through and a plastic twist cap. If you are looking for value for money, then it’s not. It is an expensive mask and retails for Rs 750 for a 48ml jar. But it works well. If you are looking for good deals for this product check out the online stores.

Pro's

good quality

enriched with red algae and volcanic rocks

effective in minimizing pores

Con's

expensive

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Reviewed on : Jul 03 2019
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4.5/5

Budget friendly Lip gloss with tint

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Glosses are trending with all beauty influencers because it’s so affordable. They are buttery smooth and makes you pout ready. The best part of it they come in 30 shades! That’s quite a lot for a lipstick loving person. These butter glosses give a sheer to medium coverage. You can top it up as a gloss or use it directly on your lips. I would however suggest you to line and fill your lips with a nude liner and then apply it so that it stays in place and covers up pigmented lips. I really like their packaging. They come in coloured cloudy tube, which is the same shade of the gloss – makes it is easy to identify the shades. I loved the shade Strawberry Parfait – its so summery and everyday kind of shade. If you are looking for a dark plum and hot color try the Cranberry Biscotti shade. It looks lovely and suits the Indian skin tone well. They have several nude shades too that you can use for the day at work. One problem that I face with lip glosses is its sticky nature. NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss have a non-sticky formula so they don’t stick to your hair! That’s such a relief! The texture is soft and creamy, it claims it stays long for 6 hours but I doubt that. I have used other NYX glosses and were not happy with them because they neither stay long and had smudging issues. But this one is a better quality and serves right. I had gifted one to my mum and she tends to like it too. You can easily wear it as an everyday lip color because they are quite creamy and doesn’t dry out the lips which many lipsticks can do. It’s easily available on Nykaa.

Pro's

creamy texture

30 shades

non sticky formula

affordable

Con's

available online

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4.4/5

affordable and easy hair coloring at home

My mom uses Garnier Color Naturals Creme Riche Nourishing Permanent Hair Color which is a semi-permanent hair color formula. It has no ammonia. I always advise her to pick up hair colors that have no ammonia. SHe has made the move from black mehendi to hair colors! The Garnier Color Naturals hair color are enriched with three nourishing oils - olive, almond, and avocado which are very good for nurturing the hair cuticles. There are several shades you can choose from depending on what you want to achieve. My mum uses the shade called Dark brown because her main purpose is hiding greys. If you are looking for styling you can use shades like burgundy or copper. This hair color lasts for about 8 weeks with regular hair washes. I would suggest you to use shampoos for color treated hair or apply egg protein once in a while. Egg whites helps in protecting the hair color too. Whike the olive oil mourishes the hair, Almond and Avocado oils helps to give silky and shiny hair. Garnier Color Naturals Creme Hair Color is super easy to use – their no dripping, no special equipments required. You can easily do it at home without any help. Mix it in a plastic bowl and apply with a brush. Please use a hand glove, which comes in the pack. Mix an equal amount of colorant and developer in a plastic bowl. Apply and let the mixture stay on your hair for 30 minutes and rinse with water. Apply conditioner provided in the pack and then wash again. Garnier Color Naturals Creme Hair Color is super affordable – it costs only Rs. 180/- and if you shop online you might get it for even less. The affordability of the product makes it great. The colors are more natural and covers greys perfectly.

Pro's

affordable

has natural oils

no ammonia

Con's

might require more quantity for very long hair

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1.5/5

Not happy with this mascara

Masacara can make or break a look. A good mascara should always be in your kitty. Sadly, this Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara doesn’t do a good job at making your lashes look photo ready. It comes in a cute rubber textured bottle. The bristles are quite short you might have to dip in twice or thrice to get a lot of mascara for your lashes. I have short lashes but I don’t like using fake lashes – that just feels so extra! But I do use a mascara to give that needed lift. Unfortunately, this mascara became flaky and chipped off! The short bristle, is okay for the lower lashes though. However, the texture is creamy and dense. But when you apply two or three coats it becomes clumpy – so I didn’t like it! This is not a waterproof mascara nor is it long stay. This mascara didn’t give me any volume or length. It’s rather sheds off, you can pull it out even! I had better expectations, because Essence have some good makeup products. If you wear mascara daily at work or want to use it for a look for a party – this is of no use. If you are wearing it for a short span of time – like clicking a photo for Instagram, then it’s ok. It’s affordable, sells at Rs 449 but I would expect a better product at that price. It’s available online easily.

Pro's

cute bottle

Con's

clumpy

short bristle

comes off easily

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