Thursday, April 27, 2017

Five Products Which Surprised Me

Being a beauty blogger, I come across a number of beauty product. Here are few makeup items which pleasantly surprised me recently.

L'oreal True Match Foundation*
It is an iconic product from L'oreal and I recently tried it. I have read lots of review which says that it is not suitable for dry skin. I have dry skin and I was not expecting much from it. But honestly, It looks beautiful on my skin, it really goes smooth with out emphasizing dry patches and pores. It looks perfect for more than 8 hours with out being oxidized or looking patchy. My skin looks naturally fresh and smooth even I got complements on my skin.

Models Prefer Soft Touch Mineral Powder
I bought it in Priceline sale last year, tried it and did not like it much. Few days back I give it an other try and I am impressed. I used it as a highlighter instead of all over the face and it really give me lit within effect. Perfect for subtle highlight and for every day look.

Platinum Beauty Makeup Brushes*
I do not expect that supermarket make up brush can be like this. They look sleek, bristles are soft and they just feel like high end brushes. You can read full review here.

W7 Naughty Nine Eye shadow Palette
What you can expect when you buy5$ eyeshadow palette? nothing, yes. I bought it for photography purposes because it looks like a MAC palette. I give it a try and I like it. The shadows are pigmented, easy to blend and last for good time on  my eyes. This palette is much better than expensive drugstore ones.  There are 2 shades which does not perform well on my skin tone but 7 out of 9 is not bad at all.

Nyx Lip Lingerie
I bought it because I need some nudes in my lipstick collection. I was actually surprised to see how long lasting it is. It is highly pigmented, perfectly stays on my lips for hours and does not transfer at all.  I bought it for 9$ down from 15$ and it perform better than some expensive lipsticks. I will review it soon on my blog.

Have you tried any of these product? Love to hear your thougts

**The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1000 Hours Instant Brow Gel Review*

Price: 9.99$ from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Selected Pharmacies and online

 1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear and Black /Dark Brown

1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear and Black /Dark Brown

I got 1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear and Black /Dark Brown. Both products come in a sturdy packing with easy to use wand. I really like the size of wand as it is not very big or small, perfect for application. The brow gel is almost fragrance free, highly pigmented and colour is buildable. I need to be careful when using Dark brown shade, as one coat is enough for intense colour. The transparent gel is great to keep my brow in place while it also make my brows little bit darker. Both products look natural on my brows and last for the long time, I need to remove them properly at the end of the day.

1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear is great for those who only need to keep their brows in place while coloured ones are ideal for those who need extra pigment and thickness.

*The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Review

Price: 42$ from Myer, Sephora, Princess Polly and Adore Beauty

Benefit Goof Proof pencil in shade 4

I got Benefit Goof Proof pencil in the last beautorium. It comes in a sleek silver packing which is actually very pretty. The pencil has twist function and you do not need to sharpen it. It has spoolie on one end which is very soft while angled pencil has teardrop shape. It is pigmented and one swipe is enough to show colour. The texture of the product feels smooth and it glides easily on my eyebrows. I own two shades 3 and 4, as BH sent me shade 3 by mistake. Both shades are brown but 3 is more reddish brown while 4 is blackish brown. The number 4 is perfect for me and it gives me natural dark brows with out artificial look.

I have thin brows with sparse hair, this pencil instantly makes my brow thick and bold, even I do not need to use any other brow product. It is water proof and lasts up to 8 hours with out smudging or fading.

Currently, Benefit Goof Proof pencil is my favourite brow product, the only dislike is its price. It is great for everyone but not for those who need precise brow application product.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Fu(n)chsia Review

Price: 24$ from Priceline and Target

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Fu(n)chsia

Normally I do not use liquid lipsticks or glosses but in recent Priceline sale I thought I should give them a try. I bought Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in shade fu(n)chsia which is pink based red colour. It comes in a sturdy transparent tube which is great as we can the actual colour of the product.  The applicator is traditional and can use to cover lips including corners. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet is almost fragrance free, it is highly pigmented and one gentle swipe is enough to show intense colour. This is a full coverage lip colour, it is opaque and shows vibrant colour on my naturally pigmented lips. 

The formula is wet just like liquid lipsticks but it applies smoothly and evenly with out being patchy. It takes few second to dry and I need to be careful otherwise it can be transferred.

It gives me vibrant matte colour, It is truly long lasting and stays on my lips for 6+ hours with eating and drinking. It does not transfer at all, does not budge or bleed.  It hydrates my lips very well, does not emphasise dry patches and does not flakes. The formula is light weight, non drying and non-transferable.  Upon disappearing it leaves a pretty pigmented stain on  my lips.

Overall, I really like Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, the only dislike is its price, 24$ is too much for a drugstore lipstick, I got it during Priceline 40% off sale.  I am pleasantly surprised with its formula and longevity.  It is great for those who are looking long lasting intense lip colour in liquid form.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara,Scandaleyes Bold Eyeliner and Brow This Way Review*

Available from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Kmart, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies,Woolworths. and Coles.

From left to right 
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara, Brow This Way and Scandaleyes Bold Eyeliner

Rimmel London Waterproof Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara* - RRP: $17.95 

Its non water proof version has been in a market for a while. It has traditional wand which is easy to use on upper and lower lashes.The formula is wet and takes few second to dry. For me only one coat is enough, it gives me nice long lashes which is great for every day natural looking. For more volume and curl I can apply more coats.t. It is truly water proof and stays perfectly on my eyes with out flaking and smudging. At the end of the day I need to use make up remover to clean this mascara.

Rimmel London Brow This Way Styling Gel with Argan Oil* - RRP: $12.95 

This is my favourite product in these products. I love to use brow gel and  I am very happy with this product. I got it in dark brown which is little bit darker than my natural eyebrows. The brow gel has a perfect sized wand and it is very easy to apply. It hold my lashes nicely with looking flaky or spiky. The formula is very creamy and smooth, it takes few second to dry. It instantly gives pigment and volume to my brows while keeping them in place. It last well with out smudging and budging.

Rimmel London Waterproof Scandaleyes Bold Eyeliner* - RRP: $12.95 

When I saw this for the first , I was bit surprised to see its shape, It has round ball like tip. After first few uses I find that this shape really works well for bold liner. It gives me a perfect thick winged eyeliner which last for the whole day. If you are good in applying liquid eyeliner, then this will be perfect for you. It is not ideal for precise application. It takes few seconds to dry, and it last for really very long time on my eyes with out flaking or smudging. It is an innovative eyeliner gives which gives such a smooth bold line.

*The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lancome Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector - Hit or Miss

Price: 120$ from David Jones, Myer and Adore Beauty


Lancome Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector comes in a dark pink triangular packing with pump. When I used it for the first time I was trying to open the lid, then I realised that the bottle has twist function.  I love the packing, it is pretty and very easy to use. because of pump and twist function.

My skin tone is light/ medium and I got this product in shade two, which is perfect for me. I do have some areas of uneven skin tone and brown spots, I was so excited to try this expensive product.

The cream has light smell which is not overpowering.  It has creamy consistency does not feel runny or sticky. I only need small amount to cover my entire face and neck. It is lightly pigmented, the shade 2 is beige coloured with some shimmer which is almost invisible on application. The texture of this product is silky and velvety, it feels luxurious on my skin. It applies and blends perfectly and absorbs into my skin within seconds with out leaving greasy residue.

It gives me instantly smooth velvety skin, it moisturises dry patches and evens out skin texture. After few weeks of use, I can see the actual result. It makes my skin healthy and fresh, it also improved the texture of my skin improved.  Sadly it does not evens out my skin tone and does not lighten brown spots.

I feel that Lancome Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector is a hit as a serum or moisturiser but a miss as a dark spot corrector. I love its texture and it really applies like a dream but it does not help to improve my dark spots.  It is more suitable for those who want to improve the overall condition of their skin. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Harper Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette Sydney S16 Review *

Price-35$ from Harper Cosmetics Website

Harper Cosmetics is an Australian brand, who aims to offer high quality products at an affordable price. They have a full range of professional products which will be coming over the next few months 

Harpper Cosmetics have five different eye shadow palettes. I received Sydney S16 Palette which comes in a black plastic packing and contain 35 eye shadows. These eye shadows do not have any fragrance which is great for sensitive eyes. 

 A closer look at the colour selection

 1st Row
 2nd Row
 3rd Row
 4th Row
5th Row
Swatches from left to right
With out primer

The palette contains shimmery and matte shade, all of them are smooth and highly pigmented. The matte shades actually surprised me in terms of pigmentation, you can see the intensity of pigmentation in the above swatches. The first two rows contain nude, bronze and rust colours, second row has some pinks and purple, fourth row has some brown shades and fifth row has mauves and greys. 

All of these shades are smooth, creamy and easy to apply. The colour pay off is really very good, you do not need to work hard to get the colour.  They also blend easily with  very little fall out specially with the matte colours. These eye shadows last on my eyes for the whole day, with out transferring or fading.
I love the colour selection of Sydney S16  palette, it has both warm and cool shades which are suitable for all skin tones. According to the Harper Cosmetics website, it is described as bronze palette, but it also contains pinks, mauve, rust and greys.  The shades I miss is highlighting shades, there can be 2-3 light shades to get complete eye look with this palette. I tried some light shades to use as highlighter but they are still dark for my skin tone.

Overall, I like this palette, it is a very good addition to my make up collection. The palette has variety of wearable shades which is great for all skin tones and different makeup looks. This palette is perfect for those who wants nudes, browns, bronze,rust, pinks, mauve. 

 If you need more details about Harper Cosmetics click Here.

*The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

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