Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick in Shade 'Violet Pink' and 'Scarlet Red', Review,Swatches, LOTD


Hi Beauties!



How are you all doing? Well I am doing pretty good, have done loads of shopping this weekend, huge discounts and offers are going on Pantaloons, I couldn’t resist myself and bought some clothing for me and my mom. J So yes obviously it was a happy weekend for me! :-P Today I am here to review two lipstick shades from Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick in ‘Violet Pink’ and ‘Scarlet Red’.  

Let’s jump into the review now

What the product claims:



Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick now matte comes alive with Sensational Vivid Mattes. Flaunt bright, vivid shades of matte with Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick. Everyone is bound to pay attention!

Price:

475(INR) for 3.9 gms

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here

Pigmentation:

A single swipe can’t hide pigmented lips but two or more swipes are more than enough to achieve the actual bright color with good coverage.




Staying power:

It has decent staying power as it can stay up to 4 to 5 hours, afterthat it starts fading and leaves a prominent stain behind.



My take on the product:

Swatches on 'Scarlet Red' and Violet Pink'







Lipstick comes in a red outer sturdy plastic cover with black inner part which holds the lipstick bullet and carries the brand name. Shades are mentioned in the bottom of the packaging. I love the unique packaging which is quite handy. Now coming to the texture, lipstick is very smooth, glides on my lips easily without any hassle. It is very light weighted which feels like really light on your lips after application. It is little creamy in nature and you will feel a semi matte effect immediate after application but after sometime it settle down into a perfect matte finish look as desired. Initially you will not feel any dryness but after an hour or so it will start little crumbling over your lips, making the application uneven or settles into fine lines. So my friends with very dry lips need proper moisturisation to avoid flakiness or patches. it has good pigmentation, two or three swipes are enough to get the desired bright color with good coverage. It has the wear time of almost 4 to 5 hours with little fading after meals and leaves a strong stain behind and you need a makeup remover to remove it. This range comes with four shades and I have got two of them, ‘Violet Pink’ is a pretty gorgeous hot pink shade with violet undertones, ‘Scarlet Red’ is a beautiful bright red with orange undertones which can be the perfect shade for parties, weddings etc. I think both shades are suitable for every Indian skin tones.

Pros:

·         Handy cute packaging
·         Creamy smooth texture which glides easily on lips
·         Good pigmentation, two three swipes are enough to get full coverage
·         Decent staying power
·         Gives the desired perfect matte finish look
·         Beautiful shades suitable for every Indian skin tones.
·         Budget friendly

Cons:

·         Little drying and makes application uneven after sometime of application


Verdict:

Overall, a perfect matte finish lipstick range within this price range, creamy in texture which glides with less effort, good pigmentation and decent wear time. Both of the shades are pretty wearable and suitable for almost every Indian complexion. I would like to recommend these shades to all my matte lover ladies to try for.

Rating:

4/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye

Dona

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Makeup Revolution London Radiant Lights Glow Review, Swatches





Hi Lovely Ladies!




Hope you all are doing great! Well I am a huge fan of highlighters, though I don’t use them in regular basis makeup but occasionally or whenever I feel little bit dullness in my everyday makeup look, I always love to keep a touch of highlighters to lift up my look from that very dullness making it glowy and brighter looking. I love my Revlon highlighting palette a lot and few months back I have added another beauty to my makeup kitty, Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Glow highlighter. So today my review will be on this highlighter which I am using a lot these days.

Let’s get started now

What the product says:



Radiance & Light in a compact. Swoon at our new breathtaking NEW Radiant Lights Illuminating Baked Powders. Subtle shades to breathe illumination and light in to the complexion. Baked to perfection our Radiant Lights will bring Instant Illumination to Your Skin or specific Highlighting. Enclosed in handbag friendly mirror compact and available in 3 stunning shades. Breathe, Exhale and Glow.



Price:

1000(INR) I got it on 725(INR) from Flipkart

Pigmentation:

Intensely pigmented I must say, only 2 or 3 swipes needed to see a buildable medium to full coverage. 

Staying power:

Pretty good staying power, it can stay for 5 to 6 hours easily with very less fall out and afterthat it starts fading

My take on the product:




The product comes in a black circular glossy hardy plastic packaging with a large mirror inside. In the outside brand name along with the highlighter shade name is clearly mentioned with ingredients list too. It is then further covered with a rose gold glossy paper box packaging. The highlighter size is huge enough for a long time usage.  Now coming to the texture part, which is very soft and buttery in nature and not at all chalky which glides smoothly while application. I am really happy that it has no glitter particles that would fly here and there or very less fall out during application time. It comes in a 3 different shades and I picked up the ‘Glow’ shade as it suits my skin tone. I use it all the places I like to highlight to give a dimension to my face without making it look flat.  It is very much pigmented and only 2 or maximum 3 swipes needed to achieve medium to full buildable coverage with the perfect glow and shine I would be needed to highlight my face.  Staying power is absolutely great, it can stay up to 5 to 6 hours easily which is pretty good I feel, after that it starts fading. It has the brilliant capability of giving a nice shine and glow to my dull skin making it brighter looking. It can instantly lift up my pale face giving a perfect glow. This particular shade is great for medium to dusky skin tones.

Pros:

·         Soft, buttery texture
·         Glides very smoothly on skin
·         Less fall out for this particular shade ‘Glow’
·         Good pigmentation
·         Staying power is upto 5 to 6 hours which is pretty good
·         Handy packaging
·         Comes with large mirror
·         Not at all chalky or gritty feeling
·         Brightens up pale skin instantly
·         Comes in 3 beautiful shades
·         Decently priced
·         Comes in huge size

Cons:

·         Nothing as such!

Verdict:

I am really very impressed with this highlighter and would love to recommend to all medium and dusky skin toned beauties to try this particular shade if you really want a nice shine and would love to see an instant glow to your face with very less effort. J

Rating:

5/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Review on Innisfree Jeju Volcanic pore clay mask


Hi Lovelies!




How are you all doing my lovely ladies? Today I am here to review a facial mask from Innisfree, Jeju volcanic pore clay mask. I generally avoid clay masks as they make my skin dry except my oily t-zone area, but suddenly I discover my love for clay masks when I first started using French red clay mask from natural bath and body as it suited my skin very well and thought of exploring more clay masks from other brands too. This particular mask is one of the best-selling products from the brand itself. I have been using this mask for more than a month now and thought of sharing my experience with you guys.

So let’s jump into the review now.

What the product claims:



3-in-1: Removes Sebum + Brightens Skin + Treats Blemishes! Soothing and Moisturizing

Great absorption of sebum thanks to Jeju volcanic clay!
Clean Jeju volcanic ingredients, made from hardened lava, deeply cleanse pores to purify your skin.

1. Amazing absorption of sebum and impurities
The fine, porous structure of Jeju volcanic clay strongly absorbs sebum inside pores.
Remove impurities and give your skin a clear and complete look.

2. Creates good conditions for skin and makeup
This clay mask, containing volcanic scoria from Jeju, absorbs sebum and impurities to create clean skin. It delivers minerals deep inside your skin, brightens and clarifies your skin tone, and creates an ideal texture.

Ingredients:



WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, SILICA, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TREHALOSE, VOLCANIC ASH(Jeju volcanic cluster), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL STEARATE, BENTONITE, ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947), POLYSORBATE 60, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT, KAOLIN, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, PVP, DEXTRIN, PEG-100 STEARATE, SORBITAN STEARATE, CELLULOSE GUM, XANTHAN GUM, LACTIC ACID, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDE (CI 77491)

Price:

1000(INR) for 100ml



How to use:



After washing your face and applying toner, gently smoothen the product over your entire face. Avoid using the product on your eye and lip areas. Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. (Use 1-2 times per week)

My take on the product:




It comes in a brown colored recycled paper box. The packaging of the product itself comes in hard plastic chocolate brown which has a twisted steel cap on the top. There is a thin plastic film inside for extra protection through which you can see the actual product. Clay mask is creamy off-white in color which is having a semi thick consistency.  I feel it has the perfect consistency of a facial mask and you can apply all over your face with very less effort. It has almost negligible smell of fresh clay which is not going to bother any sensitive noses. It feels light on my skin and can dries within 15 minutes but it will not make your skin very tighten after drying. I leave it on my skin for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with normal water. I do have dry to combination skin and in this summer and monsoon season it tends to get oily near t-zone area, this mask completely removes oil, sebum from that area. It is really doing great on controlling my open pores near my nose area too. After washing face you can clearly feel the smoothness in your skin with immediate effect and off course sebum free. I generally use this mask before going to bed and in the next morning I can see the difference in open pores as it looks minimized which is very clearly noticeable.  I couldn’t feel any dryness after washing my face, just too good! I could see a brighter looking skin immediately after the application though it is temporary. It never irritates my sensitive skin areas near nose and chin and yes no signs of tingling effect on those areas. It helps to minimize open large pores well and makes my skin smooth and temporarily brighter.

Pros:

·         Convenient packaging
·         Perfect consistency for a face mask
·         No strong fragrance
·         Feels light on skin
·         Doesn’t make skin dehydrated
·         Makes skin sebum free
·         Helps to minimize large open pores
·         Causes no irritation on sensitive skin area


Cons:

·         I really couldn’t find any
For tub packaging I always scoop out a generous amount with a spatula whenever I use it. So no questions of hygiene issue!



Verdict:

Overall I am impressed with this clay mask so a big thumps up to this product. It really works great on making your oily skin area sebum free and helps to control large pores. I would recommend this mask to all combination to oily skin people as it really does everything whatever it claims.

Rating:

4.9/5(.1 is deducted for the price)

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona



Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ethicare Remedies Fclin Shampoo Review




Hi Friends,



Hope you guys had a fulfilled and happy weekend. Today I am going to review a shampoo from Ethicare Remedies which has been recently launched. My friends already know about my haircare routine and I am really very choosy when it comes to haircare products, I really don’t want to mess up with my chemically treated hair. So when I was sent this SLES free shampoo by the brand itself, I was very excited to try this out and after several usages I decided to write a review on this product.

So let’s get started now.

What the product claims:



This shampoo is specially designed for clogged follicles of hair to unclog them and hydrated dry, damaged and rough hair. This shampoo gives the hair long lasting moisturization and nourishes hair enhance enhancing the natural shine. It has that formula which improves the manageability of the hair and improves the condition of damaged hair.  

Key Ingredient:



D-Panthenol 3.0%

Price:

160(INR) for 100ml

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here

My Take on the product:



The product comes in a black squeezable tube with flip cap on the top which is handy and travel convenient too. Tube contains all the information about the shampoo. Shampoo is not so thick, little runny in consistency, transparent in nature. It has a mild coconut fragrance which is refreshing, and I like it. It is very mild which lathers moderately, it is suggested that a cleanser be applied to the wet scalp. I have an oily scalp and dry hair, to avoid that oiliness, I do wash my hair every alternate day. It cleanses my hair well from everyday dirt and impurities but as it is a mild shampoo it doesn’t have the ability to remove oiliness from my scalp so I end up washing my hair frequently. Another bit of information I like to share is that it is not making my hair dry though I prefer to use conditioner after shampooing my hair. In the very first application I didn't see anything noticeable but it really didn’t make my hair very dry which I like it. Here is a small information, hair follicles can be clogged with dirt, bacteria and oils from different glands or using different hair serums can also cause of clogging and this should be cleaned regularly otherwise it can create scalp irritation and hair loss. Since I have clogged follicles(I have little itchy scalp sometimes and little hair fall problem), I do believe this shampoo is really a must try for my type of scalps and I would continue to use this shampoo. Even after several usages I haven’t feel any dryness in my treated hair which is really great. Yes it can make hair smooth and manageable too with using conditioner and gives a temporary shine to my hair. I can’t see any improvement in my split ends yet. Hope to see some result on that too. I am using this shampoo in every alternate day and there is no problem if you use it regularly as it doesn’t contain SLES.  


Pros:

·         SLES, Paraben and Phthalate free
·         Handy packaging
·         Mild coconut fragrance which is refreshing
·         Light weighted and mild shampoo
·         Cleanses scalp well removing dirt
·         Doesn’t make hair dry
·         Makes hair soft and manageable



Cons:

·         Couldn’t see any improvement in my hair spilt ends
·         Couldn’t say anything about hair regrowth as it a long duration process which needs continuous usages

Verdict:

Overall it’s a very mild shampoo which can be used to prevent clogged hair follicles that can eventually cause itchy scalp, inflammations and hair loss. It cleanses scalp well removing dirt and impurities without making hair dry. I would recommend this shampoo to all my friends who are suffering from such hair problems.

Rating:

4/5

That’s all for today friends!

Bbye
Dona

***PR Sample. Honest Review***

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review on Ethicare Remedies Z Block UVBSPF 58 Sunscreen Gel



Hi Friends,



Hope you all are doing well.  Sorry for being MIA for past two weeks, I was not physically and mentally fit due to some reason. Well today I am going to review a sunscreen gel from Ethicare Remedies.  I was using The Body Shop moisture white shiso UV protection cream and after finishing it I have started using this product which I was sent by the brand a month before. It is one of their newly launched products.  I am using this product for last 4 weeks and I am really impressed with the result I am getting so far.

To know more, please keep on reading me.  

What the product claims:



Z-Block contains 25% zinc oxide sunscreen. It provides broad spectrum protection against sun rays UVA and UVB also having higher SPF 58 and **** rating.
Z-Block sunscreen is 100% free of chemical actives, so no irritation. Z-Block has break through patented Index Match Technology to ensure non opaque, non-whitening sunscreen experience.
Z-Block sunscreen contains Zinc oxide- The only ingredient classified by USFDA that provides broad spectrum coverage across the entire UVB & UVA range.
Z-Block contains Zinclear IM- The most transparent and effective zinc oxide in the world and also approved as organic cosmetic ingredient by Ecocert.
Z-Block provides silky-smooth, non-oily, matt finish and velvety feel sunscreen experience.

Price:

599(INR) for 50 ml



Ingredients:

C12-15 alkyl benzoate & isostearic acid & polyhydroxystearic acid, cyclopentasiloxane & dimenthicone crosspolymer, capryl methicone & PEG-12 dimenthicone/PPG-20 crosspolymer, tocppherol acetate

How to use:



Apply Z-Block broad spectrum sunscreen gel liberally and evenly on face and all exposed areas of the body 20-30 minutes before exposure to sun. Reapply after prolonged swimming or excessive sweating. Massage Z-Block into the skin very gently, until it vanishes. (Don’t rub vigorously). Avoid Z-Block from entering the eyes or mouth. Discontinue the use, if at all skin irritation occurs.

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here

My take on the product:




Product comes in a milky white matte finish squeezable tube with twisted cap on the top. I simply love the matte finish look of the packaging which is handy and travel convenient too.  The product is not at all gel based but is very light weight in texture, off-white in color, non-oily but not very creamy, after applying the cream you will never feel any oiliness or greasiness on your hands. It gives a smooth matte finish effect after application. It will never leave any white cast behind, you have to put little effort with your finger and it will get absorbed completely leaving your face with a matte finish look. The good thing is that it will never leave your skin dry, so dry skin people can also use this. I can relate the texture exactly like Colorbar primer which is one of my favorite primers I have used so far. It has a typical clinical fragrance which I really don’t like and may be bothersome for sensitive noses. I am using this product daily followed by my bb cream. It does have the broad spectrum protection against UVB & UVA range along with high SPF 58, therefore it prevents daily sun burn and tanning providing high protection against sun damages. This is a non-whitening sunscreen product.  I am using this product daily before 30minutes of sun exposure. I don’t feel any breakouts after using this and no signs of irritation near my sensitive nose and chin areas.

Pros:

·         Travel convenient packaging
·         Light weight non oily
·         Gives smooth and silky matte finish effect
·         Doesn’t leave skin dry
·         Doesn’t leave any white cast behind
·         It is suitable for all skin types as it is totally non-oily
·         Prevents sun burn and tanning
·         No breakouts
·         High protection against UVA and UVB range along with SPF 58
·         Totally chemical free
·         Dermatologically tested



Cons:

·         Couldn’t find any

Verdict:

Overall I am really impressed with this light weighted non oily sunscreen.  It provides very high protection against ultraviolet light and prevents sun burn and tanning too. It has become my favorite sunscreen so far and I am planning to get a backup as I really want to continue with this chemical free product. I would totally recommend this product to all skin type people. 

Thumps up to this product!

Rating:

4.9/5

That’s all for today friends!

Bbye
Dona

***PR Sample. Honest Review***