Category Archives: Product Review

Product Review: Maybelline New York the Colossal Liner – Black

Maybelline has some of the finest cosmetics and their kajal and liner are the best you can get in the market at affordable rates.

The Maybelline New York Colossal Liner comes in a pen like sleek packaging and is quite sturdy to carry around without worrying about the cap opening while you keep it in your bag.

On applying, you will realize that the flexi tip makes it easy to apply, whether you want a thin line or a winged eye look. One of the best jet black liners in the market, this one easily stays for 8-10 hours without fading or getting smudged. But the best part about this product is that it dries really quick, so for all you ladies who are impatient and can’t keep your eyes shut for too long after applying your liner, this one is for  you.

Product: Maybelline New York the Colossal Liner

Shade: Black

Price: Rs.425

Quantity: 1.2ml

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Review: Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick – Read My Lips

The Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick collection has a range of shades and today we are reviewing the shade – Read My Lips 07.

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Read My Lips is a Hot Pink shade that can add that spark of glamour to any dull outfit. What we loved about this shade is the smooth texture, perfect for the chapped lips as the lipstick glides smoothly without being too sticky or too dry. Just a single swipe and you are good to go. The colour is a warmer tone of pink and stays for 5-7 hours easily.  The packaging is like a pen, long thin tube which also makes it easy to apply. This one is definitely marching upwards to our top contenders list!

Product: Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick

Shade: Read My Lips 07

Price: Rs.599

Quantity: 2.5g

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Product Review: Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum

Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum
Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum

Rains = Frizz!

Everyone is trying to fix their frizzy hair in the monsoons and here is an ideal product which will help you do that easily. We recently tried the Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum and were mighty impressed with it.

A coin sized application of the product helps ease out the frizz post a hair wash. Apply the product when your hair is wet and detangle it with a wide toothed comb. If your hair is extremely frizzy, apply it from the root to downwards, if not that frizzy then you can simply apply it at the ends of your hair and simply wipe off the extra serum on the rest of your hair. You can let your hair air dry or blow dry post this.

The ingredients of the product include Cylclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Light Liquid Paraffin, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Iso Propyl Myristate, Perfume, Vitamin E and Almond Oil.  The almond oil keeps the fragrance subtle and pleasant.

Reasonably priced, effective and long lasting make this product a smart buy!

Here are two looks I tried to create with this serum. I usually have frizzy wavy hair, so I tried to curl them and let them down straight without ironing them.

Note: I haven’t used any other product except the Streax Pro Hair Serum after the wash and air dried my hair. 

Product: Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum

Price: Rs.177

Quantity : 100 ml

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Tip: Avoid towel drying your hair before you apply serum. Rub a few drops of the serum between your palms well, and then evenly distribute onto your hair for best results.

 

Product Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50

The best investment you can make, is in a good sunblock. And our favourite is this Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 50+ Review & Price
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 50+ Review & Price

The sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. The best part about it is that light weight and a non shiny finish, so it doesn’t make your skin appear oily once you apply it. A small pea size amount is enough for your entire face.

It is water proof, sweat proof and has an extremely light fragrance which is great! One of the other positives is that it doesn’t leave a white cast on your skin after application which most other sunscreens do.

The packaging of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ is quite sturdy and sleek. A white and blue tube with a semi-transparent screw cap. The nozzle is ideal for removing adequate amount of the cream for every use.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this product for avoiding skin burns and skin tanning.

Product: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Price: Rs.499

Quantity : 88 ml

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Tip: Apply sunscreen generously before going outdoors. It takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and protect you. If you wait until you are in the sun to apply sunscreen, your skin is unprotected and can burn. Use sunscreen on an everyday basis for keeping your skin healthy and sun-proof!

 

Product Review: Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline launched its first 12 in one eye shadow palette – The Nudes and it has got really popular in no time!

 

12 different shades of nude, both shimmery and matte and arranged in quads, trios and duos to make it easier for you to blend them together, this one is a steal! The shades are soft and well pigmented, especially the shimmer ones, also best suited for the Indian skin type.

The palette is extremely compact making it travel friendly. The transparent lid makes it easier to pick the shades. They also have basic instructions on the back of the palette which makes is extremely user friendly for makeup amateurs.

Product: Maybelline The Nudes EyeShadow Palette

Shade: Nudes

Price: Rs.899

Quantity : 9.6g

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Product Review: Colorbar Velvet Matte (Shade: 58BR Bare)

colorbar velvet matte lipstick bareThe Colorbar Velvett Matte Range is available in 45 different shades. With the aim of providing a 2 in 1 finish, i.e. matt and creamy, Colorbar has some beautiful shades under this range. If you’re looking for the perfect nude shade, go buy yourself the Velvett Matt Bare.

for blogApt for the Indian skin tone, this one is smooth and creamy when swatched on the arm as well as on the lips. It’s adequately opaque and one coat would be enough to cover all the pigmentation. The colour is a beautiful pinkish nude and looks extremely natural. The lipstick claims to last for 5 hours and on actual application would easily last for 3-4 hours. Although the lipstick is not very moisturizing, it’s doesn’t make your lips very dry either unlike other matte lipsticks.

Overall, this one is a great buy for daily use, natural, formal and very creamy.

Product: Colorbar Velvett Matte Lipstic

Shade: 58BR Bare

Price: Rs.299

Quantity : 4.2g

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Product Review: Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick

Lakme has launched a range of shades in their new long lasting 9 to 5 range.  We got our hands on the MR6 Vermillion Fired Shade.  Here’s what we thought of it.

lakme 9 to 5 lipstickA bright shade of orange, this one is vibrant and ideal for day wear. Lakme primarily launched this segment of lipsticks for the office goers so that the color lasts through the day. What we loved about the lipstick was the Matte texture and the superb metallic packaging.  When swatched on the arm, the shade is smooth and creamy but it can get patchy on the lips and needs multiple coats. The lipstick does last for about 4-5 hours, definitely less than they claim but it makes for a great option for everyone who loves neon shades.

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Priced at Rs.399, the 9 to 5 range has some other amazing shades as well, like the Coffee Command and the Red Chaos. You can buy these shades online as well.

Product: Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick

Shade: Vermillion Fired MR6

Price: Rs.400

Quantity : 3.6g

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