Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (new 36 hr formula) : Review, Swatch, Photos

ABOUT: Only our oil-free formula can hold highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base so color is more intense and lines resist wear for hours.  Smudge-proof and waterproof, the most intense line for lasting drama.

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PRICE:rs.450

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PACKAGING:Simple & light weight plastic container & a screw lid.It is convenient to store and is travel friendly.The packaging is slightly different – its in a square base clear pot instead of the round glass one. The metallic lid has been replaced by a sleek black plastic one.

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MY VIEWS:The newer version is more pigmented and jet black.It is smoother and glides on easily.It is easy to apply and the brush that comes along definitely helps in applying a smooth line.It dries quickly and I don’t need to layer it much.I have worn this for about 14hr and it looked fresh at that time too.I have used it on my waterline and it did not irritate my eyes.

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Overall,I love this gel liner and highly recommend it.It is affordable,blackest black,easy to apply and stays on for a good amount of time.

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RATING:5/5

 

Oriflame Skin Dream BB Cream

Lately, everyone’s been talking about BB Creams. Beauty Magzines & Beauty Blogs alike say they’re the must have beauty product. I personally use BB Cream on a daily basis as its quick to apply and does not need a lot of work. The market is already flooded with the BB Creams and the CC Creams and we have a new player in the market, Oriflame Skin Dream BB Cream. 

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What is a BB Cream ??

The perfect combination of skin care & cosmetics, BB Creams (also know as Beauty or Blemish Balms) are the next generation in Beauty products. Not only do they hydrate skin, they also conceal imperfections, illuminates skin and protect it from harsh UV rays without clogging pores. The BB craze started in Asia and the creams were the favorites of makeup artists, celebrities & beauty bloggers who rave about its multifunctional benefits.

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Oriflame Skin Dream BB Cream is avialable in 2 shades Light & Medium and is priced at Rs. 599 for 30 gms.

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Ingredients :

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The Skin Dream BB Cream comes in a sturdy tube which is very easy to carry in your handbag & is travel friendly. I have been using this for the past one week and it feels good on the skin.

The Skin Dream BB Cream is described as having five beauty products in one tube making it the perfect one in all solution. It gives you

  • All day hydration
  • SPF 30
  • Covers imperfections & blemishes.
  • Creates an instant glow
  • Oil-Free

Skin Dream BB Cream can help you even out your skin tone, provide a good base, covers imperfections & redness, hydrate your skin and brighten a dull complexion. There is no need to carry several products with you when one does the job. Plus, its oil free formula which means you do not have to worry about the clogged pores.

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RECOMMENDATION: I liked the Skin Dream BB Cream as its oil free & has SPF too.This texture of the cream has quite a rich and gives a medium coverage. As you can see in the befor & after picture it does even out the skin. It lasted me the whole day though around the evening my nose did get a bit oily however it was 7 hours after the application since morning. I have use quite a lot BB creams and this one surely is among one of my favorites.

RATING: 4/5

L’oreal Nutri Shine lipstick – Strawberry Juice ~ Review & Swatches

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Nourishing shine beyond compare. Experience the richest indulgence for your lips.

Nourishes like a balm: NutriShine by Colour Riche has a unique formula of Royal Jelly and Shea Butter to help keep lips smooth and soft all day long. The unique jelly formula melts onto your lips to provide nourishment &replenishment.
… and shines like a gloss!

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Thanks to its jelly-like texture, Nutri Shine by Colour Riche offers more glossy shine than a classical lipstick leaving lips looking luscious with a non-sticky finish. The formula contains fine crystal polymers that reflect light thanks to a very fine network of particles that create a texture as clear and shiny as jelly!

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Encased in modern, premium packaging complete with unique shade labels, finding the perfect shade has never been easier!
NutriShine by Colour Riche comes in 10 melting shades from intense to nearly nude.

PRICE :Rs.785 for 3.3gms (increased from being rs.720!!!! 😦 😦 )

PACKAGING: The packaging looks and feel really classy with a rectangular body having peach colour and L’oreal written on silver strip.The shade name is provided at the bottom.

SHADE: Strawberry juice is a stunning,brightening coral red that will suit all skin tones.It is sucha red that anyone can wear without fearing of looking OTT!!!

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Lip Swatch

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MY VIEWS:  L’oreal nutri shine range lipsticks provide sheer coverage but they are very moisturizing and hydrating.However,this is the most pigmented shade from the range along with Vivid Rose. The finish is glossy and gives wet look to lips.The texture is amazingly soft and the lip color glides on easily. It feels luxurious on lips.The staying power is around 4 hours for this shade.However,it is prone to melting and over application can lead to lipstick bleeding!!

I find this formula great for those having dry lips. It certainly is Juicy!!!!

PROS:

  • Sleek and classy packing.
  • The shade is stunning
  • Soft and smooth .
  • Decently pigmented to cover mild lip pigmentation.
  • Hydrating formula.
  • Available in variety of shades.
  • Provides glossy finish to lips.

CONS:

  • Average staying power.
  • Expensive.
  • Might break in hot climate.
  • Sheer shade.

RATING: 3.5/5

RECOMMENDATION: I have 6 shades from this range and love them all as it like hydrating lipsticks.The formula is creamy and shades are great.I t could be the best if staying power would have been a bit more.

NYX Cream Blush Glow review & swatches

I love cream blushes as they provide a gorgeous dewy glow and have great array of yummy shades but at the same time I find them hard to apply and blend as they take time.However,these NYX cream blushes are hard to resist and this particular shade is most raved one!!!

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ABOUT: More delicious than peaches and cream? We like to think so. Our velvety smooth mineral Rouge Cream Blush offers a sheer wash of radiant color. The glorious payoff is dewy, sultry and long-lasting.

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PRICE: 6$ OR around rs.650 in India.

PACKAGING: The packaging is simple and sturdy with a black round pan packaging having a transparent lid .The shade name is provided at the back.

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THE SHADE: Glow is a gorgeous bright pink shade.It has warmer tones which makes it suitable for Indian skin tones.It looks very bright in the pan and on swatching but once blended out,it looks very subtle and gives a healthy glow to face!!

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MY VIEWS: The texture is very creamy and the blush is highly pigmented.I just put 3 dots below the cheekbone and then blend.It blends easily without leaving any patches or streaks.The finish is dewy and it staying for about 7-8 hours on me.However,after a few hours I feel some oiliness and need a dust of compact to freshen up the look.

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PROS: 

  • gorgeous shade.
  • It will suit all skin tones.
  • didn’t break me out.
  • smooth in texture.
  • creamy.
  • provides dewy finish.
  • decent staying power.
  • highly pigmented.

CONS: 

  • pricey in India.
  • might look too shiny on oily skin tones.

RATING: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: This is my current favourite for the stunning glow it provides.Glow is definitely a MUST HAVE!!!

Max Factor Flawless Perfection Blush-Natural Glow(223) review & swatches

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PRODUCT CLAIMS:A healthy looking flush doesn’t have to be out of embarrassment anymore – this sheer, soft blusher blends easily into your skin leaving a hint of colour that completes any make-up look. Use it to define your cheekbones or simply let the luxurious and soft texture freshen your complexion. It works just as well over bare skin as it does on top of foundation.

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PRICE: Rs.580 for 5.5gms

PACKAGING: The packaging is quite dull and boring with a dark blue rectangular base and a transparent plastic flap.The shade name is provided at the back.It look quites cheap at the price it comes.The brush that comes along is too small for use but has soft bristles.

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SHADE:It seems to be a mauve pink with silver shimmer in the pan but comes out to be a very light baby pink with silver shimmer on cheeks.

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER: The texture of the blush is not very impressive as itsnt very soft.It feels little chalky and has a lot of fallout.The shimmer present is finely milled and is not gritty.Obn cheeks,it does give a subtle glow.

The finish is very sheer but buildable.However,for proper shade to show up,you need 4-5 swipes.

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I was very excite dot try this when i has bought it as it looked decently pigmented at the counter but i am really disappointed with the pigmentation.

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Also,it forms patches on the blush  when swiped 3-4 times regularly.But i feel that these are average pigmentation blushes for a Natural effect!!

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Staying power is around 4-5 hours which is pretty fine!!!

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PROS:

  • gives a natural pink flush to cheeks.
  • the shimmer present isnt gritty.
  • shimmer gives a subtle glow to cheeks.
  • decent staying power for the pigmentation offered.

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CONS:

  • the texture isnt very smooth.
  • chalky in texture.
  • has fallout.
  • average pigmentation.
  • will not show up on very dark skin.
  • the packaging is slightly cheap.
  • the brush that comes along is of no use.
  • expensive for the formula.

 

RATING: 2/5

RECOMMENDATION:Overall,i am not impressed with this blush.The shade is really pretty but the pigmentation and formula is very low!!!

MAC Mineralize skin finish-Petticoat review & swatches

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This blush was a part of In The Groove Collection that came in 2010.I didnt buy it but my sister got her first ever makeup product from MAC that was this skin finish.But,as she stays away from cosmetics,i took the opportunity of using it.

It was a limited edition skin finish.

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PRICE: Around rs,1800 or so for 10gms.

PACKAGING:The packaging is domed shaped and bigger than the normal blushes available at MAC.The shade name is provided at the back of the skin finish.

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SHADE:I would describe this skinfinish as a pink bronze with plum tones.I feel it is more of a blush than a highlighter.

TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture is really smooth and finely milled.It blends easily and definitely gives an appearance of a finished and defined look.It is shimmery and can easily be overdone.

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When i am using this,i prefer to keep the other things subtle as it looks overdone.It makes my skin look more toned and defined.I like the way it highlights my cheekbones.

The shimmer present isnt gritty nor it is OTT.

It stays for around 7-8 hours and gives a healthy glow to my face.

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PROS: 

  • gives a wonderful look to the face.
  • decent staying power for about 7-8 hours.
  • the shimmer is not gritty.
  • the texture is smooth and finely milled.
  • simple,fuss-free packaging.
  • you get a lot of product.
  • gives a defined look to the cheek bones.
  • the shade will suit almost all skin tones.

CONS:

  • discontinued.
  • pricey.
  • prone to breakage.
  • shimmer might not be liked by everybody.

RATING: 4.5/5

RECOMMENDATION:I would highly recommend investing in atleast one of the skinfinishes of MAC as they are really worth it.This shade is discontinued but it might come in some other collection.Highly recommeded!!

 

Deborah Milano 24ore Velvet Eyeshadow-14 review,swatches & EOTD

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WORDS FROM DEBORAH MILANO: Fade-resistant, velvety soft, silky smooth eye shadow in sophisticated shades. Ingredients include silicone oils for easy blending, outstanding coverage and supreme comfort. A swirl of pearls brings out the luminosity and
purity of the pigment. Ideal for even the most sensitive eyes.Wet&dry formula.
Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

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PRICE:Rs.395 for 5gms.

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PACKAGING:The packaging is really pretty and so is the design of the eye shadow. The curvy design of the eye shadow is really attractive.I really like the logo of Deborah embossed on the eye shadow.A small applicator is provided which is hardly of any use.

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INGREDIENTS:Ingredients are mentioned at the back of the eyeshadow packaging.!

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SHADE:This shade is a gorgeous mehndi green with very very minimal golden iridescence in it.It like who subtle it looks on my eyes and it will look good when paired with golden for ethnic outfit and when paired with black for a different smokey effect.!!

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture of this particular shade isn’t the best as compared to the earlier ones that i have reviewed here and here .It is definitely soft and smooth but not to the extent of being too gold.This shade is less intense and you have to swipe it atleast 2 times to get proper shade.

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Also,it has fallout which isn’t too much.

The finish is velvety which is common to all the shades int he range.

Staying power is around 4-5 hours with a primer underneath.Also,the pigmentation doesnt increase even if used wet.

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PROS:

  • Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.
  • smooth and silky texture.
  • decent staying power.
  • blends easily.
  • minimal fallout.
  • decently priced.
  • attractive packaging.
  • can be used wet as well as dry.
  • available in variety of shades.
  • all ingredients are mentioned.

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CONS:

  • the applicator provided is of no use.
  • this shade is less intense and has a bit of fallout.
  • might crease on oily lids.
  • contain parabens.

RATING:4/5

RECOMMENDATION:This is a pretty mehndi shade that will look great alone or with othe rshades but it isnt very intense.Not as must buy but you can surely check it out!!!