Tuesday, 22 May 2018

How To Make Your Makeup Last Longer and Look Fresh

hey beauties !!!
Long lasting makeup is what all of us crave for, right? But if you have a combination to oily skin, it can really be a challenge. Let me tell you a fact girls, NO PRODUCT IS THE WORLD CAN STOP YOU FROM SWEATING AND MELTING MAKEUP. But yes, by using few tips, you can actually control sweat and oil and hence make your makeup last longer.



TONER



I cannot emphasis on how important toner is for our skin. Its like a double cleansing. Even after washing our face, dirt is trapped in our pores and these dirt are responsible for clogged pores resulting in excessive oil and pimples. So when we wipe our face with a toner, it gets into the pores and remove those left over dirt and makes our face clean.

Product I use: Biotique Bio Cucumber Toner

PRIMER



A face primer is one product which we all are guilty of skipping. But this extra step really helps our makeup stick to our skin by creating a layer between the skin and the makeup. It also makes our face smooth and helps blend the foundation properly and hence our makeup lasts longer.

TIP: Always pat on the primer on the face, instead of rubbing or massaging.  

Product I use: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Colorbar Perfect Match Primer

LOOSE POWDER



After applying all the cream products, it's important to set it with a powder. We tend to use a compact which is a lot heavier and has more oils, hence our makeup looks cakey.
The solution to this is using LOOSE POWDER. Loose Powders are extremely light on the skin and controls oiliness and don't make makeup looks cakey.

TIP: Instead of using a lot of product at a time, take a small amount of product on a large powder brush and lightly dust it on your face, concentrating more on the places you tend to get oily, like your T-Zone. You can always layer on the powder if you need.

Product I use: Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder

MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY



After applying, all the makeup, the final step is to set it all by a setting spray. It holds the makeup in place and avoids makeup meltdown.

TIP: Hold the bottle at on arm distance from your face and spray it all over. Don't rub it or dab it. Let it air dry.

Product I use: Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray

The next two product helps brighten up the tired face.

HIGHLIGHTER


Left : The Balm Mary-Lou-Manizer      Left : Maybelline Master Stroke Highlighter in Molten Gold
After few hours of makeup when the face starts to look a bit tired, then a Highlighter is your saviour. Highligher gives a healthy glow to the face making it look all glammed up.

TIP: Instead of using a lot of product at a time, take a small amount of product on a Fan brush and lightly apply it on the high-points of the face, i.e. the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and cupid bow You can always layer on the product for that intense glow.

Product I use: The Balm Mary-Lou-Manizer and Maybelline Master Stroke Highlighter in Molten Gold

BRIGHT LIPSTICK



A lipstick a day keeps gloominess away. When you are not wearing a lot of makeup, you can brighten up your look by applying a Bright Lipstick,

TIP: You can always use a Bright Pink lipstick. It can be use on a hot day or for any night time occasion.

Product I use: Nyx Soft Matte LipCream in Paris

BLOTTING SHEETS



I cannot stress on hoe important blotting sheets are. If you have combination to oily skin as me, Blotting sheets are your BFFs.

TIP: No matter where you are, the moment you start getting oily, pull out a sheet and just dab it on your oily regions, like for me my T-zone is the most oily zone.

Product I use: Clean & Clear Oil Control Film

Ok guys, so this is my saviour kit for the heat and humid weather. Hope this post was informative and helped you girls survive hot days.


Do comment below and share with us your favourite summer products.
I will see you guys soon on my next post, till they shine bright, cause you totally worth it...



Saturday, 28 April 2018

Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Highlighter in MOLTEN GOLD : Perfect Highlighter For Indian Skin

hello beauties...Highlighter-addict is back with another glow baby.
Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Highlighter in MOLTEN GOLD





PACKAGING, PRICE & AVAILABILITY


The Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Highlighter comes in a circular pan with a transparent lid which clicks to close. The 3D pattern on the highlighter makes it quite an eye candy. It is not a bulky product, hence easy to carry.
It retails for Rs 550 for 6.7grms
You can buy it from Nykaa.com HERE

SWATCH TIME


Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Highlighter in MOLTEN GOLD,  is a WARM GOLDEN shade with finely milled SHIMMERS which brings an instant glow to your face. It is a deeper tone of golden, hence making it apt for Medium to Dark skin tone. It provides a very natural glow on to your face, however, you can easily build up the product as its super blendable and light on the skin.


MY VERDICT


  • Compact packaging makes it travel-friendly.
  • Abeautiful warm GOLDEN shade that gives an instant boost of glow to your face.
  • The intensity of the highlighter is such that one swipe is enough to give your skin the gorgeous glow. However, you can always build-up the intensity.
  • The shimmers are super blendable and lighter on skin.
  • Smooth texture for hassle-free application.
  • Lasts for as long as you clean your face.
  • Affordable as you get a huge pan for the price you pay.

Its my current favourite highlighter. If I am in a hurry or I look tired, just a swipe of the Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Highlighter in MOLTEN GOLD and VOILA I am all glammed up.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream Review and Swatches

hey beauties...Being a lipstick addict I always get gravitated to try out new lip colours. Among all liquid lipsticks I own, I love Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. I always wanted to try out the Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams which are considered the closest dupe to the Nyx Lip Creams but quite an affordable version.
Recently when Miss Claire was launched at Nykaa.com, I immediately ordered few of the Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams. So let's find out more about these beauties.





 PACKAGING, PRICE and AVAILABILITY


  • The packaging does remind me of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream. The Lip Cream comes in a transparent tube with the shade number on the base.
  • A doe-foot applicator is attached to the cap, which picks the right amount of product and helps to apply the lip cream smoothly on the lips 
  • Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream retails for Rs 295 at Nykaa.com HERE
SWATCH TIME

58 : A beautiful brownish-nude shade. Perfect for everyday wear.

35: A lovely Carrot-red shade. Perfect for day time glam look

45 : A red with pink undertones. Kind of a bold rosy shade. A lovely shade for ethnic day. 

52: A gorgeous Violet-pink shade. Wear this shade with just a winged eye-liner and mascara. It can glamorise your look instantly.

VERDICT


  • A wide range of shades for all. 
  • Smooth application. Doesn't settle on the fine lines on my lips.
  • Creamy texture and feels very light on lips.
  • Sleek packaging makes it travel-friendly.
  • Very pigmented.
  • Has a beautiful Matte finish.
  • Affordable.
  • The stay-on power is very good. It stays for a good 5hrs with food and drinks.
  • The only con for me is sometimes (emphasising "sometimes" )I find it a bit drying if I don't moisturise my lips properly prior to its application
 Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams are a hit for me cause you get high-end quality product at such affordable price.
Do comment below and let me know your favourite shade from Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream range.

See you guys in my next post. Till then go glam, cause you totally worth it !!