Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mac ‘All Fired Up’ Retro Matte Lipstick Review, Swatches, LOTD


Hi ladies!



Hope you all are doing well. Today I am here to review a lipstick from Mac which I am wearing a lot these days. It is also in my current favourite list. I am talking about the shade ‘All fired Up’ which is a retro matte lipstick from Mac and it comes under their permanent category. It is a beautiful red-toned fuchsia which is not so bright but is pretty wearable for almost Indian skin tones I guess.
So let’s begin with the review.



What the product says:



 It is described as a bright fuchsia retro matte finish

Price:

1450(INR)



Pigmentation:

It is intensely pigmented; within a single or two swipes you can get the almost opaque look.

Staying power:

Staying power is good enough up to 5 hours for me with little bit of fading.

My take on the product:





This lipstick comes in a black sturdy typical Mac lipstick packaging. For me ‘All fired up’ is not that much bright, but a red-toned fuchsia which has very subtle blue undertones, and pretty much wearable for almost every Indian skin tones. May be for very fair skin it may look more bright but I find it as my go-to fuchsia. It has a mild vanilla fragrance. Now coming to the texture,It is very light weighted which feels like really light on your lips after application, I found it little drying and need to put lip balm or exfoliate your lips before wearing this lipstick. Otherwise if you have dry lips, it will start crumbling over your lips and make the application uneven. So proper moisturisation or exfoliation is required to achieve a smooth even finish. I always put lip balm underneath for any extreme matte lipstick I wear to avoid flakiness and patches. It has really good pigmentation; one or two swipe is enough for full coverage. It has the wear time of almost 4 to 5 hours with little fading after meals and leaves a pink stain on your lips.

Pros:

·         Sturdy packaging
·         Highly pigmented
·         Wear time is pretty good almost 5 hours with little fading
·         Perfect matte finish
·         Beautiful shade
·         Suitable for almost every Indian skin tones

Cons:

·         Drying formula

Verdict:

Overall I am in love with this lipstick, though it has slightly drying formula but it is intensely pigmented and long wearing, truly perfect for matte lovers like me. This particular shade is really beautiful and suitable for Indian skin tones.

Rating:

4/5

Bbye
Dona


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review on Ethicare Remedies Acmed Gentle pimple care Face Wash





Hi friends,




Hope you all doing well. Today I am going to review a face wash from Ethicare Remedies which I received few days back. I have generally dry skin but in the summers, it tends to become very oily near the t-zone area, I have few small pimples too near the area along with some redness, so you can probably understand it is obviously a sensitive area too. 

Let’s get started with the review now. 

What the product claims:



Acmed face wash is used to cure acne which cleanses excess oil, dirt and dead skin. Tea tree oil used in Acmed ensures anti-bacterial action against bacteria common to pimple prone skin. Acmed also has a breakthrough innovation like pimple care globules that you can actually see penetrating in your skin while you wash your face, ensuring proper delivery of pimple care active ingredients.

Ingredients:

Tea tree oil, Pro-vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Aloevera

How to Use:

Take a little Acmed with a little water on to your palm. Work up lather and gently massage on your wet face and neck with a circular motion. Rinse off with clear water and pat your face dry. For best results use twice or thrice a day regularly.

Price:

165(INR) for 70gm pack

Availability:

You can get it from Click Here or Click Here or Click Here



My take on the product:



The product comes in a transparent squeeze like tube packaging and further covered with a purple colored paper box packaging through which the product can be clearly visible. It has a flip top cap which is very convenient to use and is travel friendly too. The face wash is a colorless formula, little runny with tiny rounded purple and white beads. I think these beads work as a mild exfoliator.  It has mild strong fragrance which can be bothersome for sensitive noses but that doesn’t stay for a long time. I have been using this face wash for past 14 days, though I have dry skin in general but during this hot humid weather of Kolkata, my skin turns very different with oily t-zone area. Since this is meant for oily skin people, I use this only once in a day before going to bed. It is obviously a soap free formula but still lathers well and cleans dirt and impurities very well. I can feel refreshing skin with an instant glow. I feel really cleaned and glowy near my nose and forehead areas as it absorbs excess oil from that area and removes dirt completely. But as I have dry parts on cheeks and chin, I feel little dryness at those places, I apply toner and moisture after washing my face to avoid that dryness. I have sensitivity issue near my nose and chin area but the good thing about this face wash is I do not see any redness nor feel any itchiness. So it can be said that people with sensitive skin also can use this face wash. It can work on acne prone skin too as it contains tea tree oil. Though I don’t have acnes but mild little pimples, hope they will fade away with its regular usage.

Pros:

·         Budget friendly
·         Convenient packaging
·         Contains tea tree oil which is great for acne and problematic skin
·         Aloevera and vitamin e nourishes skin
·         Removes dirt and impurities completely
·         Can work as a mild exfoliator
·         Preferred by Dermatologists
·         Gives instant freshness and glow
·         Easily available

Cons: 

As I don’t have completely oily skin, couldn’t say much about it.

Verdict:

Overall this is decent face wash mainly for oily skin but combination and sensitive skinned people can use this product. It completely removes dirt and gives instant freshness and glowy skin, absorbs excess oil from your skin. Inexpensive and travel convenient . I would totally recommend this to all my oily skinned beauties , do try this product and let me know your views!

That’s all for today friends!

Rating:

4.5/5

Bbye
Dona

***PR Sample. Honest Review***

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Aroma Essentials D-Tan Mask Review




Hi beauties!


Hope you all are doing well. Today I am going to review a facial product from Aroma Essentials, their D-Tan face pack. I think this is the best time for reviewing a product which claims to rescue your skin from sun tanning. I have been using this facial mask for past two weeks (twice in a week) and thought of sharing my views with you guys.


So let’s start with the review.

What The product Claims:

It is a D-Tan mask but also works as an exfoliator. It cleans skin, removes excess oils on your skin. It is helpful in combating acne, fight against blackheads and pimples. Softens skin darkening after tanning and tones skin. It has no-known side effects and helps create truly radiant looking skin.

Ingredients:

It has AHA, fermented potato and curd. It is a Bentonite clay mask rich with magnesium chloride which helps reduce acne as well as facial discoloration. Using Bentonite clay on any part of your body can helps to activate circulation, which helps oxygenate the skin.

Price:

250(INR) for 35gms with self-life of 6months

Availability:

You can get it from Click Here  . It is their Facebook account or you call them at 9886497272/7760988272 to order.

My Take on the product:



It comes in a simple plastic round like tub packaging with lemon yellow colored screw cap on the top. You cannot find the ingredient list within the packaging level but it is clearly mentioned that the product is made with finest natural ingredients, chemical free and artificial fragrance free, dermatologically tested and not tested on animals. As these products are made in small scales and for that reason they all are freshly made and should be useable best before 6 Months. As you open the cap you can feel a mild fragrance which reminds me of multani mitti. The product is almost same color as multani mitti but little darker. It comes in a thick paste formula which is not at all runny but has perfect consistency, I can see some little grains like particles in the paste and when you apply it you have to give little effort to make even application all over your face. I leave the mask for at least 20 minutes to dry, I can feel the mask as very light weight when I apply on my face and it dries up very quickly. I can feel tingling sensation all over my face immediately after application, but it goes away as it dries. I have little sensitive skin near my chin and nose area, but I am happy to not see any redness or itchiness after I wash my face. I don’t feel the need of applying any moisturizer as it doesn’t make skin dry. It gives me an instant glow immediately after application and makes smooth softer skin. I couldn’t see any breakouts on my skin. I do not have acnes and blackheads so cannot comment on the fact of reducing those but it makes my mild coarse nose surface to an even, softer surface with immediate effect. You cannot expect a miracle on detanning your skin from sun damage, but you can feel this product is working gradually to make your skin radiant with regular usage.

Pros:

·         Good Ingredients list
·         All natural products
·         Light weighted
·         Effective on detanning process
·         Makes skin smooth and soft with little effect on reducing pimples(not acnes but very mild pimples)
·         Gives instant glow immediately after application
·         No breakouts
·         Totally chemical free and artificial fragrance free
·         Not tested in animals
·         Dermatologically tested

Cons:

·         Little bit expensive

Verdict:

Overall this is a good detan mask, light weighted texture with very mild fragrance which gives instant glow and makes skin soft and smooth immediately after application. It helps in reducing sun tan to some extent with regular use. Can be suitable for sensitive skin too as it doesn’t cause any redness or breakouts post usage. I would like to recommend this product to all my beauties, do give this mask a try and let me know how do you feel about it.

I hope you find this post useful, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Rating:

4/5

Bbye
Dona

***PR sample. Honest review***

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review on LUKE Hydrogel Eye Patch from Skin18




Hi Beauties!



Hope you all are doing well. Today I am going to review a product from the package that I received from skin18 recently, LUKE Hydrogel eyepatch. I have been suffering from a bit of puffy eyes for the past two weeks as due to inadequate sleep over excess work. I was really looking horrible in front of mirror because of what felt like a whole decade of sleeplessness. I generally don’t use any eye cream or serum but thought of trying LUKE Hydrogel eyepatches.
 
So let’s get started

What the product claims:

It helps to reduce eye puffiness and tightening skin under eyes. It is refreshing and provides 
moisturization. 



How to Apply:

·         After cleansing, dry with a towel
·         Peel off the patch from the plastic liner and apply onto the desired area, it is helpful to apply eye cream or essence before.
·         Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes and remove the patch
·         After removing it, no rinsing is necessary

Price:

$1.40(USD) for 1 patch. You can get it from Click Here

Ingredients:

The patches contains of mugwort and green tea which helps to moisturize your skin. Vitamin A, C and E which provides nutrition to your skin and lastly Hydrogel which is having excellent moisturizing function.

My take on the product:




It comes in a light purple sachet packaging which is very easy to tear off and is travel friendly too. While opening the sachet you can be able to see two patches which exactly look like blotting paper in shape of eye bags. The patches have some really mild fragrance which is very refreshing. You have to peel off the patches from plastic thin liner with which the patches adhere. The patches have two sides and the sticky side needs to apply below your eyes. Make sure targeted area must be dry before applying the patches. I left the patches for 20 minutes and removed it. I felt a cooling effect near my eye area after application, I didn’t rinse off as they suggested. I could see my under eye area plumped-up a little and fresh. I didn’t have much puffiness but I could see an improved condition near my eye area. I was not at all looking sleepy as I was looking before and looked a little bit fresh and moisturized under eye area. I wish I had more eye patches in stock with me. I am really looking forward to try more of these.

Pros:

·         Colorful fun sachet packaging which is travel friendly
·         Light refreshing fragrance
·         Makes under eye area hydrated for some time
·         Removes eye puffiness
·         Makes under eye area lively and fresh
·         Budget friendly

Cons:

Nothing as such

Verdict:

Overall this is a decent eyepatch which works effectively on eye puffiness (though I didn't have much puffiness) and also makes skin hydrated and moisturized. I can feel my tired under eye area much lively and fresh after applying the patches. I would really want to try more of these patches to check the full effectiveness.

Rating:

4.5/5
Bbye
Dona
***PR Sample. Honest Review***

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