Friday, 5 December 2014

Loreal Moist Matte Lipstick in Flaming Kiss Review

I am extremely happy to be able to write again for my blog after a long time. Someone had hacked my blog and many issues had cropped up so I was not able to log into it. Recently a friend of mine helped me and I felt like writing again. I missed all my avid readers who were disappointed when I had stopped writing, love you guys for all your love.


I would like to write a quick review on this shade and range:

Packaging: Lipsticks are encased in beautiful copper tinted twist up steel packaging. I loved the packaging but I feel these lipsticks are quite brittle. After reading reviews from many of my blogger friends, I already knew these were brittle so was extra careful. But still after couple of uses, this lipstick broke off from the base. So now I have to use a lip filler brush for every application. So dikhawe pe mat jao!  :D

Price: INR 899 for 4.2 grams

Shadewise: Flaming Kiss is a stunning reddish orange shade. It would suit warm skin tones a lot. This is the exact red that suits me a lot. Its my perfect red I feel. Its a must have shade from this range.

Pigmentation: Its intensely pigmented and even one swipe gives nearly opaque coverage. With two swipes I get excellent results. Its a headturner kind of intense shade :p

Texture & Finish: It has soft gel cream kind texture which can melt during summers. Its a one of the best matte lipsticks which feels very comfortable on my lips. Its feather light and gives me that no lipstick kind of feel. Its finish is matte which I really love, and despite being matte it keeps my lips hydrated for a long time. No chapped lips after I remove my makeup.
Staying power: Stays for 5 hours + with even fading.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Recommendation: Highly Recommended. (95%)












Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My Inglot Brown Eye Shadows Collection!

Hello Friends!
I like doing subtle natural everyday eye makeup.I love all kinds of browns and I have got some 11 brown Inglot eyeshadow refills.Inglot freedom system eyeshadow refills are very reasonable with great pigmentation and staying power.If you guys love eye shadows but don't want to splurge on Mac or any other high-end brand then surely try Inglot eye shadow refills.Do check out the swatches of Brown Inglot eye shadows which I have with me.

Inglot Pearl Eye Shadow 409:



Inglot Pearl Eye Shadow 421




Inglot Pearl Eye Shadow 422




Inglot Pearl Eye Shadow 423





Inglot DS Eye Shadow 457



Inglot AMC Shine Eye Shadow 12




Inglot AMC Shine Eye Shadow 21




Inglot AMC Shine Eye Shadow 42




Inglot AMC Eye Shadow 52




Inglot AMC Eye Shadow 54




Inglot AMC Eye Shadow 55



Monday, 25 June 2012

Soulflower What A Melon Soap

Hello Friends!
Today I am going to review Soulflower 'What A Melon' soap which I bought during summers.

About Watermelon Soap:
Ever eaten a luscious, delicious watermelon? Well its now time to feed your skin. You get the triple benefit of exfoliator, moisturizer & bacteria fighter all rolled into 1 mouthwatering soap. Your skin will feel fresh & supple, clearer & bright.
This soap is very effective for damaged raw skin, if you have been out in the sun too long, or spend time in the pool or on the beach.

 
Ingredients:
1. Watermelons are rich in vitamins A, B & C that keeps the skin fresh, radiant & hydrated. The juice protects the skin from the sun. It also clears the skin leaving it free from blemishes, fresh and lovely. The fiber content in watermelon ensures toxins are scrubbed out of your system leaving your skin healthy & glowing.
2. Chlorophyll powder, which is made by crushing wheat germ grass, has antibacterial properties making it great for treating of acne, pimples, scarring & blemishes.
3. Green tea protects against sun damage, combats signs of aging, treats inflammatory skin conditions like acne & pimples & soothe cuts and sunburns.
4. Black sesame seeds help skin resist the aging process through the presence of a remarkable water-retentive protein. It can help reverse the effect of sun damage on delicate skin, and rejuvenate tired looking, older skin.

Ingredients List : Fresh watermelon, green tea powder, chlorophyll powder, black sesame seeds, glycerin, aqua, saponified oils of olive, coconut, castor, palm & palm kernel.

Price:Rs 250 for 150 Grams



My Take On This Product:
I like many of the Soulflower soaps and bath salts that I bought from Soulflower India online shopping store during their weekend offer.Many a times you get several of their products at 50% discount or buy one get one free offer during weekends, so never miss out their weekend offers.You can also get their products at several E-Commerce sites at discount.I got this soap after reading its ingredients list and seeing its pictures, moreover I love watermelons as they are hydrating, refreshing and help in clearing blemishes too.This soap bar looks exactly like a watermelon, 3-4th is red in color and 1-4th green in color.It has sesame seeds embedded in it which looks like melon seeds,these are great for exfoliation but I feel these seeds feel scratchy on cheeks, so I don't directly use this soap directly on my face.It has got a tangy and very refreshing fragrance,not exactly of watermelon but really nice.If you have used their watermelon bath salt, then you would know as the fragrance is almost same.This soap bar is bulky like the other Soulflower soaps, so I cut it into two pieces to avoid wastage and melting.Though many of you may find it pricy, I feel its worth the price as these soaps last for long time if you use it on face,I am unable to finish it up entirely.

This soap creates rich lather that removes makeup effectively too, but ya sometimes leaves traces of waterproof makeup.Its a good cleanser and never ever strips off moisture off my skin.It leaves my skin very smooth and bright.It helped me a lot in reducing the size of zits I had on my face during summers.It removes dullness from face and makes it clear.With regular use of this soap along with Lush Aqua Marina Cleanser, I could see significant improvement in my skin tone , it helped in De-tanning too.This soaps soothes raw, sunburnt and irritated skin a lot.I had rashes on my body and this soap helped a lot in soothing the area.This soap is blessing for raw sunburnt skin, I like to use it after eye brow threading too.With regular use, there has been improvement in my skin, my skin looks clear, pores and zits have diminished a lot.

Its gentle enough to use daily on face.This soap does not melt like other organic soaps.This soaps contain watermelon juice which helps in clearing up blemishes, green tea and chlorophyll powder have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.Soulflower has mentioned that this soap has triple functions:
-Cleansing
-Moisturizing
-Exfoliation

As far as cleansing is concerned, I am more than satisfied, it never ever makes my skin dry or flaky like other soaps,it removes makeup properly too just sometimes leaves traces of waterproof makeup.

It never strips moisture off my skin but I feel it does not moisturize my skin at all, I feel the need to use a moisturizer after half an hour of using it.

-The sesame seeds help in exfoliation but with regular use, the sesame seeds come to the surface and they feel scratchy on my skin, I do not support their exfoliation claim as the sesame seeds are quit big and coarse and harsh for my skin, they are unevenly distributed too.
-However it has soothing and De-tanning effect on my skin.It reduces zits, soothes sunburnt skin, even rashes.

Pros Of The Product:
-Its an organic soap free from harmful preservatives and SLS.
-This soap looks very interesting, exactly like a watermelon.
-It has watermelon juice which helps in clearing blemishes.
-Green tea and chlorophyll powder soothes sunburnt skin and reduces pimples too.
-Prevents occurrence of pimples.
-Never ever makes my skin dry like other soaps.
-Makes my skin clear, smooth and bright.
-Helps in removing tans too, use it regularly for that.
-Removes dulness from face in no time.
-My pores look diminished too after cleansing..
-Removes dirt, sweat , makeup effectively, just leaves traces if you using waterproof makeup.
-Available at several online shopping sites at discount.
-It lasts for a long time, as quantity is good.
-Soothes rashes and irritated skin.
-It contains sesame seeds which look like melon seeds and exfoliates skin.
-It has nice tangy, refreshing fragrance.

Cons Of The Product:
-The sesame seeds are quite harsh on skin, I would suggest not to use it directly on your face.
-For removing tan, one should use it regularly.
-Does not remove stubborn tans.
-I do not support the moisturizing claim made by Soulflower brand.
-It does not exfoliate skin properly, the seeds were just too scratchy that I had to take those out.
-I feel Soulflower soaps are pretty pricy.
-Not available in stores,only at online shopping sites.

Rating:
Price- 3.75 out of 5
Quality-4.25 out of 5
Quantity:4.25 out of 5
Effectiveness:4.5 out of 5
Availability: 2.75 out of 5
Overall Rating:4 out of 5

Will I repurchase it? I just counted I have got some 11 Soulflower soaps which I got all during offer.It will take me a long time to finish up those,so till then I wont buy it again.

My Overall Recommendation:Soulflower 'What A Melon' organic soap is rich in watermelon juice, green tea, chlorophyll powder and sesame seeds.This soaps gives rich lather which removes makeup , dirt and sweat effectively.Its a great soap that removes dullness leaving bright,smooth and clear skin.With regular use, it helps in removal of tan and blemishes.It reduces pimples and prevents their occurrence too.It never ever made my skin dry but it did not moisturize my skin either.Its great for sunburnt and irritated skin.I would definitely recommend this soap to you all.


 

Monday, 4 June 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in 'Rosy Nude'

Hello Friends!
Today I am going to review Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in 'Rosy Nude'.I have got two shades from this range:
-Rosy Nude
-Soft rose.
I will post the swatches of 'Soft Rose very soon.
  
What The Company Says? 
-Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel
-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that    feels like a second skin
-Available in 20 gorgeous shades, including 5 new shades!

Price: Rs 580 for 3.7 Grams





My Take On This Product:
I got this lipstick some 3 months back,I had clicked pics long ago but totally forgot to review this lipstick.Recently while checking all the pics on my cam, I realized there are sooooo many products left to be reviewed.Anyways, I got the shade 'Rosy Nude' as I wanted a nude pink shade which wont wash me out and will be warm enough for daily wear.My quest for perfect Pink Nude lipstick ended with this fantabulous shade.

Revlon colorburst lipsticks come in wide range of shades with cream finish.Though these lipsticks are heavy on pocket yet I find these quite worth the price.However I did not like all the shades from this range, most of shades will look pretty on cooler skin tones.
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick comes in sturdy black casing with shade name mentioned at the base.I like its packaging as its travel friendly, I have dropped the lipstick twice by fault yet there was no damage at all.
This lipstick is quite creamy, smooth and gives opaque coverage with two swipes.I am a big fan of cream finish lipsticks but most of such lipsticks available at market bleed horribly. I did not see any bleeding or melting problem with Revlon Colorburst ones ever.This lipstick makes my lips look fuller and healthy and never settles in my fine lines like other creamy lipsticks.

The shade 'Rosy Nude' is a warm pink shade with brown undertones.Its a most versatile shade and will suit warm skin tones well.This is the only shade which I would love to wear with smokey eyes as well as with neutral makeup.Staying power of this lipstick is around 3-4 hours including meals.This lipstick is very lightweight and fades evenly leaving a subtle tint behind.It keeps my lips moisturized and never gives that stretchy feeling like matte lipsticks.I would highly recommend this shade to all who are searching for a warm nude pink shade for daily wear.

Pros Of The Product:
-The shade 'Rosy Nude' is a pretty warm nude pink color with brown undertones.
-This shade will look flattering on Indian skin tones.
-This is the only nude pink shade that never ever washed me out,even when I wear minimal or no makeup.
-Its texture is smooth and glides nicely on lips.
-This lipstick is very pigmented and gives opaque coverage with two swipes.
-The finish is creamy, but it never accentuates my fine lines like other creamy lipsticks.
-This lipsticks never bleed without  a lip liner.
-Its formula is the best one among all existing lipsticks in market.
-It keeps my lips moisturized for a quite long time.
-Stays on my lips for 3-4 hours including meals.
-It fades evenly leaving a subtle pinkish tint.
-Available at almost all well known cosmetic shops and online shopping sites.
-Packaging is quite sturdy and travel friendly.
-Gets easily removed with a makeup remover.
-Comes in more than 20 vibrant shades to choose from.
-Does not melt or break that easily as much I had expected.  :p

Cons Of The product:
-Very very pricy for a lipstick.
-Quantity is lesser in comparison to other lipsticks available in the market. 
-Few lipsticks in this range are poorly pigmented. (I had swatched the shades 'Mauve' and 'Blush' at shops and they were damn poorly pigmented but then tester could be bad too)
-I did not like all shades in this range, most of the shades wont look flattering on Indian skin tones.
-List of Ingredients no where mentioned.
-Revlon also does not allow online shopping sites to give discount on their products.  (What is your problem my dear 'Revlon' if we get a bit of discount? We all are not millionaires and please do remember India is a developing country, so do not overburden us with your weird pricing policy.We too have the right to get good quality makeup at affordable price. )


Rating:
Shade: 4.75 out of 5
Texture:4.5 out of 5
Quality:4.5 out of 5
Price: 3 out of 5
Staying Power:3.5 out of 5 
Pigmentation:4 out of 5
Availability: 4.25 out of 5
Overall Rating:4 out of 5


Will I Repurchase it? Yes, I would love to repurchase this shade and I am eying the shade 'Coral' now.


My Overall Recommendation: Revlon colorburst lipstick 'Rosy Nude' is a beautiful warm nude pink shade with brown undertone.This lipstick will look flattering on Indian skin tones,it looks very natural and subtle on me.This is such a versatile shade that I can pair it up with both smokey eyes and neutral eye makeup.It had creamy finish which keeps my lips moisturized for a long time.It does not bleed and never accentuates fine lines.Its pigmented and texture is pretty smooth.Its formula is the best among all the drugstore lipsticks available in market.