Today I am going to share with you all my experience with a skincare product which I have been using for a long time.It is The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic acid.I have dry skin and normal thick moisturizers were not working for me so thought I should try this serum.I think by now everyone of us know about Hyaluronic acid and its benefits so I am not gonna discuss it here.I will share what I think about this product so lets begin.
Price : 5.99 GBP for 30 ml from Cult beauty ( Not available in India)
Product description: Featuring three types of hyaluronic acid (at low, medium and high molecular weights) this lightweight serum offers serious skin smoothing – at a surprisingly small price. Penetrating the skin to reach its deeper layers, The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 delivers lasting hydration and offers visible plumping and moisture retention so that skin looks smoother, softer and healthier. The hyaluronic acid at the centre of this super serum attracts up to 1000 times its weight in water, while a brilliant boost of vitamin B5 heals dry and damaged areas by stabilising the skin’s barrier function and promoting the growth of stronger tissue.
My thoughts about the product
It comes in a clear glass bottle with a dropper.The packaging is very basic but it is sturdy and good quality.The outer packaging is also very basic in a white cardboard box with all the details, description and price of the product.The actual product is transparent and has a thick consistency.It is feels tacky if applied too much .It is not water or gel,it is something in between.It is a water based serum and it is supposed to be used before any thick cream or oil based serum.The Ordinary states that only a little amount has to be used so I use only 2 or 3 drops and spread it on my face and neck after toner.It spreads easily and because it is water based it absorbs quickly into the skin.It is light weight and absorbs after massaging for a couple of seconds.The skin instantly feels hydrated and plump.I have dry skin with some dry patches here and there and I have to say that this serum really helps to heal my dry patches.This serum is not meant to be used alone.It should be followed by a moisturizer.I use to apply The Ordinary’s Natural Moisturising factor after applying this.I started using this product six months ago and I am on my second bottle.I actually love this serum.After using one and a half bottle of this serum I can say this serum really helps to heal my dry skin.I started seeing difference in my skin after using one week and still enjoying this product.Since The Ordinary is based on layering products so this serum alone will not be able to give desired results.It is very important to apply a moisturizer after this serum.I absolutely love the combo of Hyaluronic acid 2% and Natural moisturising factors.These two have been my saviors for my skin.I do not have dry patches on my skin now.I have tried it with other moisturizers and it works fine .
It is also very important to follow a routine regularly to see visible differences to the skin.I do not have anything bad to say about this product.It is affordable and little goes a long way.It should be kept in mind that only few drops are required and a moisturizer after it is a must.The only con is it is not available in India but you can check Cult beauty to get International shipping promotion.I purchased it from Cult beauty and was not charged any custom as the total bill was very low.I got it during International shipping free offer.
I am back with another eyeshadow palette review.My love for eyeshadows is never ending and cannot stop myself from buying different palettes.Beauty Glazed is an affordable brand which is becoming popular these days.They are usually sold on Aliexpress or amazon.They are very affordable and are popular for duping high end products.I spot this at aliexpress and found them very similar to Huda beauty Gem stone obsessions series of small palettes.They have a red,blue ,emerald and purple themed 9 shadow pans .I picked the red one which is called Mars.
Price : I got it for 250 on aliexpress.
My take on the Product
Packaging : It comes in a cardboard packaging with the brand name and name of the palette written at the front and it has red details and borders going on as it is red themed palette.It does not have mirror.It is light weight and sleek.It is very convenient for travel .Overall,the packaging is average but considering the price cannot complain.
Shades : It has nine shadows .There are five matte shadows and four shimmer shadows.The shades range from peach,coral,hot pink and maroon.It also has a deep shimmery bronze for creating depth to an eye look.The palette lacks a deep dark matte color for creating depth but the shimmery darkest shade can do the job.I tried it to create depth on the outer corners and it worked fine.The palette will not give variety of looks as it is red themed palette so keep that in mind.The shadows are soft but a bit powdery and they have a little fallout.
Texture ,staying power and pigmentation: The shadows are smooth to touch.The mattes are creamy and they are packed with pigments.Each and every matte color blends nicely and is true to its color as in the pan.The shimmer shades initially feels hard but once the top layer is removed it is creamy and feels like it has an oily base which makes it look very foil on the lids.The formula for shimmer is different from usual palettes.the staying power is 5 to 6 hours which is decent in my point of view.
Is it a Huda beauty Ruby Obsessions Dupe?
I do not have Ruby Obsessions so cannot compare them side by side but I have seen many swatches and videos online.I can say that has similar color scheme.Some shades like first one in the second row is more deep in Huda’s palette,second shade in second row is a bit different and third shade in second row has a black base with red shimmers.So,in my opinion the colors are not 100% similar but the idea behind this palette is very much inspired by Huda’s ruby obsessions palette.The first and last rows are almost same as Huda’s palette. In a nutshell it is not a bang on dupe but the color scheme,idea and thought behind the palette is same. You can get similar kinds of looks with these palettes.If you are on a budget or Huda beauty is not available in your country and you what to have a palette with the same color family,it is a good option.The quality for the price is amazing and you will not regret buying this.It is definitely a stand out palette in my collection.The colors are bright and a bit different. If you are searching for an affordable huda beauty ruby replacement.,this is a good option to go.
Ratings : 4/5
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So I am back with another makeup product which is very popular and is very hyped. It is the conceal and define concealers by Makeup Revolution.These concealers are considered as a dupe of Tarte shape tape.So lets start and see what the hype is all about.
Price : Rs 525 from Hokmakeup
Product claims : The concealer for everyone. 25 shades ranging from fair to deep, in cool, neutral and warm undertones. Lightweight yet full coverage concealer to cover blemishes, even skin tone and counteract dark circles, with a matte finish that won’t settle or accentuate fine lines and pores. Long wearing intense pigment that can also be used to contour and add definition. Our large doe foot applicator allows for smooth application that won’t drag on the delicate skin under your eyes
Packaging : It comes in a rose gold plastic bottle which looks stunning.The bottle is round and thick.It has a big doe foot applicator which I enjoy.I love the packaging it looks luxurious.The shade name is mentioned at the back of the bottle.I do not having issues with the packaging.It is travel friendly and convenient to use.It has a large doe foot applicator which picks enough product.I really enjoy the applicator.
Shade – These come in a variety of shades.It is very confusing to choose shade online.I was confuse between C10 and C12 as these are mentioned as yellow under toned and for medium skins.So I picked C12 which has strong peachy undertone which is nice to conceal and darkness and discoloration.This shade is sadly a bit dark on me so I either use it under my foundation to correct the discoloration or I mix it with my Maybelline Fit me in Sand sable which is light for me.I hope I would have picked C10 it will suit most wheatish skins.It is best to try the shades offline.I saw Tammy Clarke using this shade so if you have same skintone as Tammy this is perfect for you.
Texture and staying power – The concealer is medium consistency and spreads easily .It is not full coverage but it gives a very beautiful skin like finish and feels very light on the skin.It is medium coverage and it is water proof.It creases very little but nothing major.It has a chemical smell which does not stay for long.It is not overly thick or thin.It blends easily into the skin .I am impressed by the texture and staying power of this concealer.It stays for around 6 to 8 hours on my skin if sealed with a powder.It is very moisturising which I love.It does not dry quickly as some concealers tends to dry fast
Overall,I really like this product.It is definitely not full coverage but the formula is nice and easy to use.It has a good staying power and it comes under the category of affordable concealers in India.I do not have any major issue with this one .Highly recommend if you get your perfect shade.
Today I am back with another Colourpop product review.Colourpop had free International shipping during black friday sale and I went over board and purchase many things.So many Colourpop reviews coming soon.Colourpop launched their new ultra glossy formula.I have Moonchild from Kathleen lights collab and really enjoy the formula.I picked Champagne Mami and here are my thoughts about the product.
Glass-like shine with subtle shimmer and sheer tint. Enriched with jojoba oil to moisturize, nourish, and and provide a cushiony feel for juicy, fuller-looking lips.
Shade description :You gotta hit them angles with your phone out in this rose gold
Price : 6 USD. I got it during an offer for 4.8 USD
My thoughts about Colourpop Ultra Glossy Champagne Mami It comes in a pale pink outer cardboard packaging .It has small circles printed all over the box which looks stunning.The actual product comes in a transparent bottle with silver cap.Champagne mami is a rose gold gloss with very tiny sparkles and has pearlescent formula which gives glass like shine with subtle shimmer.It looks beautiful in the bottle and on the lips as well.The shade looks beautiful on my lips without lip liner also.It looks very natural and gives a sheer muted pink tint to the lips.I think it will suit a variety of skin tones.I looks amazing on my Indian skin.It is a perfect every day gloss. The formula is light weight and non sticky .
The glitters are smooth and non gritty.The pigmentation is decent for a gloss.It stays for 3 hours or so then it needs to be reapplied.The staying power is decent as it is a gloss and touch ups the always needed.It does not have any smell.It keeps the lips hydrated,gives high shine and make lips look plump and juicy. It also has a brush tip applicator which I like a lot.It helps to spread the product evenly on lips.The brush tip also help to layer gloss on any other lipstick without disturbing the colour.I do not find any con or drawback of the product.I enjoy it.I highly recommend this colour to everyone.
I love colored eye liners and I have many in my collection .They instantly makes you look gorgeous without much effort.They can also be used as base for smokey eyes.So,I make a point to have all colors in my collection.Sugar Cosmetics launched more shades in their Stroke of Genius heavy duty kohl and I grabbed green shade .I have their original stroke of Genius in Back to black which I have reviewed here.So lets get into the review now.
Price : Rs 499
Product description :
Eye makeup can be tricky but a stroke of genius can put you at ease. Add to that intense colour and soft creamy texture and you know you’ve been hooked for life. We’re on about SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl – a waterproof Kohl pencil that can add pretty to your eyes in a single swipe. Its wax-based formula spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. Not just that, it comes with a free sharpener to ensure your eye makeup is always on point.
My Thoughts about Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy duty Kohl Light Green
It comes in a jet black kohl with green color band at the end and black cap.It is sharp enable and comes with a sharpener.The outer cover is a cardboard with standard Sugar Cosmetics logo and graphic.It is made in Italy.The packaging is slim and chic.It looks classy yet simple at the same time.
The kohl is light green in color with a satin finish.The pencil is smooth and glides easily it is creamy and rich.It is so pigmented that only one swipe is enough to cover the eyes.
It is easy to smudge the kohl as well.The sharpener provided with it very good quality and does the job perfectly.It does not irritate my eyes and was comfortable to wear for long hours also.I have easily worn this for 6 hours and it stayed on my waterline for long time but it kinda faded on my upper lid.The thing I do not like about this liner is that it can easily smudge with the touch of your hands or something.If you will not touch it will not budge or move but if you are habitual of touching your eyes it can get really messy.Another drawback is that it is not a twist up packaging.Twist up pencils are more convenient and no product is wasted during sharpening.
It can be used a base for green eye looks or can be used as lower lash liner for special occasions.It subtle sheen brighten up the eye and makes it appropriate for special occasions or festivals.The formula is very high quality and feels buttery which I love.I think the formula is amazing for the price point.
I think it is good product but Maybelline Gel liners are more long wearing but if you love the shade you can go for this .You will not be disappoint.
Today I am here to share my thoughts about another product from my favourite brand Colourpop.I purchased this during Black friday sale and free international shipping promotion.I own Yes Please palette by Colourpop and love formula of it.Dream Street eyeshadow palette is a result of collaboration between Colourpop and Kathleen lights.It was on my wishlist since it was launch and Black friday was the best time to grab it.Lets get into the review now.
Price : 16 USD around 1100 INR
Product description : Don’t blink, even for a second! You don’t want to miss our dreamiest palette yet. Super versatile warm toned nudes with rich pops of colour can take your look from heavenly to out of this world in only a few swipes. Mattes, metallics, satins – every shadow is buttery soft and so easy to blend. Think you can find a better palette? Dream on.
My thoughts about Colourpop Dream Street Eyeshadow Palette
Packaging : It comes in a nude and rose gold colored outer cardboard packaging.The outer cover looks pretty.The palette is palm sized and good for travelling.It does not have a mirror and brush so it is light weight and sleek.The name of the shades are mentioned at the back as wells as on the palette .I love the packaging of this palette.
Pigmentation and texture : All the eye shadows are pigmented and one swipe is enough to get the maximum payoff.The shadows are buttery soft and feels creamy.All mattes and shimmers are easy to blend.The blend beautifully on top of each other.Shimmers look stunning and looks foiled.The shade kaleidoscope is a duo chrome silver with a green flip.The teal shades are gorgeous.This palette can give numerous looks from soft neutrals to smokey to pop of colors.
Staying power : The shadows are really long lasting .They stays for 8 to 10 hours without primer and with primer the lasting power can be incredible.I used it with some concealer on my eyelids as a base.They do not crease on me.
Shades – The palette has 6 matte ,5 shimmer and one satin.It has a good mixture of mattes and shimmers.I love good number of mattes in an eyeshadow palette and this one doesnot disappoint .The description of each shade is given below: Shooting Star: matte soft golden brown Magical: matte yellow peach Star Dust: metallic true copper Twinkle: metallic true rose gold Sweet Dreams: metallic soft champagne with a peachy pink flip Water Bearer: matte cool teal Potion: matte vivid reddish rust Spark: matte neon pinky red Kaleidoscope: metallic intense silvery nude( It has a blue shift) Elfish: matte rich red brown Moony: satin soft baby pink (perfect brow bone highlight) Mermaid Boy: metallic deep teal
Good staying power
No mirror and brush
Availability in India
Ratings : 5/5
This palette is a must buy if you love Colourpop eyeshadows.They are great quality and colors are beautiful.It can give many looks ,there is so much to do with this palette.The color selection is great.I totally recommend this eyeshadow palette.
Today I am going to share my thoughts about demi matte liquid lipstick by huda beauty.This is my first ever huda beauty product and it is not launched in India yet.I got it from Cult beauty during a promotion.I am very excited for this one.Huda beauty products are always hyped up in the beauty community.Some people love it some hate it.So lets see what are my thoughts about this product.
Price : 18 GBP and I got it for around 1000 as it was on sale plus free international shipping.
Huda Beauty Demi Matte is a bold Cream Lipstick showcasing a full spectrum of ultra-feminine colors to complement every one of your alter egos.
Packaging : Demi matte lipstick comes in a transparent plastic with same graphics as in liquid lipstick .The original product comes in an ombre clear plastic bottle with a black cap .The packaging feels luxe and looks beautiful.All huda beauty products have amazing packaging and this one is not an exception.It has a doe foot applicator which makes the application easy.
Shade : The shade Cat walk killa is described as charmismatic purple with brown hues.It is a pink with strong purple undertones.This shade was not patchy and applies evenly.It is a nice color and it will suit all skin tones.It is a stunning shade and I love it.
Texture,staying power and finish – Huda beauty demi mattes has a thick consistency and it is very pigmented .It looks like a gloss and a little cooling sensation is felt upon application.It feels quite comfortable and hydrating on lips.It has a satin finish like Colourpop Ultra satin .You can blot it to reduce shine or if you like glossy lips you can apply more to increase the shine.It is not transfer proof but it does not affect the intensity of the color.Cat walk killa is a dark shade so even after transferring it does not fade completely.The shade leaves a pink tint on the lips after removing .I love semi matte finish so love this product.It stays for around 4 hours with snacking but it needs to be reapplied after a meal.It is not absolutely long wearing but it has an average staying power.I cannot comment about the longevity of lighter colors because I do not have any nude shade from the range . I have seen some reviews and light colors have less staying power than dark colors so keep that in mind.
Lets sum up the PROS and CONS
Great pigmentaion and colors
variety of colors
Not transfer proof
Not available in India
Finally,I will say I really enjoy Huda beauty demi mattes but it is not an exceptional formula .If you are a Huda beauty fan you can try it but it is a bit over priced in my opinion.Many brands have made formula like this.I hope the prices were not so steep.But if you love high end makeup and luxe packaging you will love it.Catwalk killa is a stunning shade and unique to my collection so I am glad to have it in my collection.
Today I am going to share with you all my experience with Ali express makeup and beauty products.Ali express is a popular Chinese website which deliver products world wide.This website always attract me to buy stuff from them and I have shopped quite a lot with them.I have purchased clothes and accessories for my lil one and makeup products for my self.The prices are always very low and they also sell great dupes for high end makeup like Huda beauty,Morphe,Stila and many more.They also have a huge variety of makeup brushes ,fake lashes and fake nails.Earlier Ali express use to sell duplicates of The Balm,Huda beauty products but now the website has changed a lot.The products available now look more like inspired not duplicate products.Ali express also some good brands like Beauty Glazed,Jess up brushes,Me-on etc.So lets see what I got and how I feel about them.
Hengfang shimmer metal l liquid eyeshadow ( buy here ) – This is a liquid glitter eyeshadow .This product looks very similar to Stila Magnificent metals .These come in 5 different shades.I really like this. The shade which is a pinky brown color.The colour is stunning and the glitter particles are smooth and not gritty or chunky.It applies very easily and stays for a long period of time.I used this on my friend’s bridal makeup and it was looking gorgeous.It takes a minute to dry and then it is all set to rock.Highly recommended.
GUSTALA 35 colors Eyeshadow palette ( buy here ) It looks exactly like Morphe 35 p palette.The colors are almost identical and these also come in 4 other variants.I love purple shadows so I was more drawn towards this one.I will say it was not packed properly so it came with two damaged pan but nevertheless it is a beautiful palette.I will review this palette soon.I have used it a few times and I will say it is worth the money.Some shadows are more pigmented than the others but all are blendable.
YAS 4 pieces eye brush set ( Buy here ) It is set of four eyeshadow blending brushes.The brushes are very nice and soft.I am using these alot and they are performing really well.It has four different shapes of blending brushes for precise application and blend.It cost me around 100 rupess for 4 quality brushes.Highly recommend if you are not willing to throw your money on makeup brushes.
Empty magnetic Z palette – This is also a good product .The palette is good quality and appropriate for storing single shadows.It also come with magnetic stickers if the pan is not magnetic you can use the sticker and store.It comes in three different sizes.This one is showing out of stock right now.You can purchase any empty z palette from Ali express by reading customer reviews and ratings.
Magnetic eyelashes ( Buy here )- Magnetic lashes application was a fail for me but this product is definately worth trying if you can apply magnetic lashes.It comes in a sturdy plastic box and the lashes are good quality.I cannot say about the magnets because I was not able to use these.It is an affordable option if you want to try magnetic lashes.
24 pieces French style acrylic nails ( Buy here) This is also very affordable and very good quality .It also comes with a glue and glue was fantastic.The glue was so hard to pull that it even scratches my natural nails.This is my first experience with fake nails so cannot comment on the glue provided with good brands .It is great for occasional purposes.The nails can be trimmed and filed to adjust length.
Y&W&F eyeliner brush ( Buy here ) It has two ends one is felt tip brush and other is normal eyeliner brush. The brush body is wooden .The tip is not very fine but still works fine to create a thin line.I have this for a year now but it still looks good. I purchased it for 0.89 USD.
Pair of 5 fake eye lashes (Buy here) I purchased these for 1.28 dollars .The seller has increased the prices a bit still it is a steal for 5 pair of lashes.The lashes are not plastic looking,they look very light and natural.It is excellent for dramatic or bridal makeup looks.It can be used multiple times if taken gentle care.It is also a must buy if you are starting with fake eye lashes.
So,these are the products which I purchased from Ali express and I think they are worth a try.If you are a beginner and cannot throw money on expensive makeup do give these a try.
NOTE -Some items may be out of stock or prices have increased .If you want to know some tips to shop on Ali express read this article
Today I am going to talk about another skincare brand.We all love organic and pure skincare and juicy chemistry is among India’s emerging organic brand.I have also reviewed there products earlier and enjoyed using them. I was searching for affordable yet chemical free under eye products and decided to give these a try.These products are free from chemical and have no preservatives. Currently Juicy chemistry have three products under their eye Care range.I picked all of them.These products are :
1. Sweet Orange and Chamomile soothing eye mist – This is an eye mist and it is supposed to be sprayed on eyes directly or applied on a cotton pad and keep for 10 to 15 minutes.It is a wonderful blend for various hydrating ingredients . I find it very hydrating and an extra boost for my under eye skin.It is an extra step and I feel it can be used when you want to pamper your eyes a little bit more.I like to keep it for 10 min and it makes the delicate under eye area more awake and reduces puffiness.
2. Prickly pear and Tamanu serum – This serum is to be used in the morning after toner.lt has a oil like consistency but it is very light weight and absorbs very quickly. It has a strong smell like all essential oils have but it does not stay for long time.It is meant for under eye wrinkles and fine lines.I have not noticed any major difference in my fine lines but it is packed with anti oxidants which are beneficial for our skin.
3. Coffee and Green tea under eye cream. It is an eye cream and it is required to be used at night. It has the goodness of green tea which is an excellent anti oxidant and coffee infused almond oil .This cream is yellow in color and it has a liquid consistency.It comes in a jar which is not a good packaging for such a product .It is like a blend of oil and butter and melts in hot climate.You can refrigerate it to maintain the cream texture but it melts very easily.So be careful while opening it.I do not have major under eye circles so cannot comment on that but it is very good moisturiser for under eye.It has a strong smell like all JC products have. Only a small amount of product is needed to cover the eye area.
I am using these products for one month . I will say I wanted something extra for my under eye skin because I have the most fine lines under my eyes. I wanted to be extra cautious so that the situation does not get worse. I want to control it from an early age . I love these products .These are natural and chemical free and these are not gonna harm your under eye skin in any way. I cannot guarantee reduction in under eye circles . But I feel some difference in my fine lines but very minor .I am hoping that continuous use of these products will help my fine lines to fade or at least control new lines to form.
So I would like to say that we all must include something for our under eyes because the under eye skin is the most sensitive and need special care .JC is a good option if you want chemical,mineral oil and preservatives free product at reasonable prices.
Today I am going to talk about my current skincare routine using majorly The Ordinary products.I have heard so many great things about The Ordinary products so I thought I should also give it a try for my dry skin.I thought I need to do something for my skin as nothing was working because I was not following a particular skincare routine.The Ordinary have many products to cater different needs , it was very confusing to choose 2 or 3 products so I asked on their customer service email mentioning my skin concern s and they suggested me a routine using their products.So let’s talk about them one by one.
They suggested me only three products for a.m and p.m and one peeling mask to be used twice a week.
Cleanser – I use a mild SLS free face cleanser in the morning and at night.I have many so I keep changing different cleansers and all works fine.I think if you are following a routine regularly cleanser does not matter much but it has to be mild meant for dry skin and SLS free.I use Himalaya aloe and cucumber most of the time.
Toner– I am using Forest essential rose water toner and it is working good for my dry skin. I have done a complete review on my blog so please check that out.It is a decent toner.I use it a.m and p.m after cleanser.
Serum – I use Hyaluronic Acid 2 % +B5 after toner and massage until it get absorbs into the skin. My skin is loving it.I am following this routine for around one and half months now and yes all the dry patches are vanished. The skin looks plump and hydrated. I will do a detail review on it soon .This serum has to be applied both in the morning and night after toner.
Moisturizer– The team recommend me to use Natural moisturising factor + HA .It is a light weight non greasy moisturiser.I have used it alone (without Hyaluronic Acid) and it was effective and moisturised my skin very well. But it works great with Hyaluronic Acid.It is not very heavy or oily and get absorbs quickly. I am on my second tube already.
Aha 30 % bha 2% peeling solution This has to be applied twice a week at night after cleanser on a dry skin. I was most excited about this product. I have heard so many great things for this exfoliation mask.It is blood red in color. I was little afraid to use it in the beginning because I had never used acid on my skin and it has a little tickling sensation . However,I did a patch test before applying it on my face.It gives a little tinkling sensation but nothing to worry about.It is a peeling mask and sun protection is a must if you are using it.It make my skin very soft and clean.I gives skin a glow which stays for a day but it make pores clean and exfoliation has so many benefits.It is helpful in curing any bump or pimple . It is recommend to apply it for 10 minutes only.
So I will say if you have dry skin give this routine a try.The Ordinary products are very affordable and they work. Yes! they work.I am very glad with my skin these no more dry patches .Hello! smooth skin.But it is very necessary to stick to a routine if you are not following any skincare routine do it immediately.It will the best decision of your life.I am happy with the results and looking forward to see if this routine works fine in winter also.I will update my skincare routine for winter soon.
Hope you find it useful. Please leave any suggestions or queries.