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.













Thursday, 31 May 2012

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Daily Multifunction Sunblock SPF 70 PA+++

Hello Friends!
Today I am going to review 'Lotus Safe Sun Daily Multifunction Sunblock SPF 70 PA+++. I could be the last one in the entire blogosphere reviewing it but I really needed time to test its efficacy.So now am ready for doing a proper review of the product.
What The Company Says?
INDIA’S 1st REVOLUTIONARY SUNBLOCK WITH 10 BENEFITS: A revolutionary, preservative - free, light weight formulation containing potent herbal extracts with multiple benefits.
10 Benefits
*High UVA & UVB Protection
*Tan Prevention
*Prevention of brown spots & pigmentation
*Skin Lightening benefits
*Anti-wrinkle benefits
*Protection from freckles, sun spots & sun burn
*Anti-ageing properties
*Health prevention - helps prevent skin cancer
*Carrot & Avocado Extracts: healing properties that soften, smoothen and nourish skin
*Preservative free safe formula
PRESERVATIVE FREE
Safe Sun Daily Multi – Function Sunblock is free from harmful preservatives like parabens, which may cause health problems like breast cancer .



Directions for use: Apply Safe Sun Daily Multi-Function Sunblock liberally & evenly on face & exposed parts (body, neck, arms, legs etc.) before exposure to sun. 

Active Ingredients: Avocado & Carrot extracts have healing properties that soften, smoothen & nourish skin. The easy to blend texture gives non sticky & clean feel.



Price: Rs 495 for 60 Grams

My Take On This Product:
Its been more than a month since I am using this product for daily use. The packaging is almost similar to their SPF 40 3 in 1 matte sunblock which I have been using regularly since one year.When it comes to sunscreens and sunblocks I totally trust Lotus herbals range of products.I have used their spf 40 matte 3 in 1 sunblock and spf 50 sunblock spray,both are bit different yet liked both of them.I love using the SPF 40 one during summers and other seasons except winters.During winters I use SPF 50 sunblock spray which hydrates my dry skin and keeps it dewy looking.
Lotus Daily multifunctional sunblock SPF 70 comes in a yellow flattened tube with a flip top cap.I always prefer tube packaging but I didn't like this one because during traveling if the tube gets squeezed then the cap opens spilling lots of product.So this is not a travel friendly product and with time sunblock started accumulating near the mouth of the cap too.The tube is bit lighter and its difficult to know how much product is left inside the tube.

The sunblock is slightly tinted and has yellow undertones.The consistency is neither too runny nor too heavy, its more like a hydrating lotion.I thought initially the shade would be perfect for my skin tone.But after applying I noticed that it leaves a pronounced whitish cast which makes my skin look greyish if I apply more.One should apply good amount of sunblock but whenever I apply more, it starts flaking mainly near the corners, like corners of mouth, nose and forehead just like the SPF 40 3in 1 matte sunblock. Many a times I skip using a moisturizing lotion beneath too as this sunblock hydrates my skin properly.Just never use any cream or lotion with SPF underneath this sunblock or else get ready to be scared by your own 'GRUDGE 3 mirror image.  :p The trick is to apply a very light lotion followed by dotting of sunblock on your face.You can always reapply in small quantity after that to avoid flaking, just do not apply lots of sunblock in one go.

I have noticed after 2-3 hours my skin looks  really bright, even after a tiring day I look really fresh all day long which I didn't notice with any other sunscreen or sunblock.This sunblock indeed makes my skin soft to touch and prevents tanning effectively.I spent 2-3 days shopping in the afternoon in scorching hot but there was no tanning and pigmentation.This sunblock never broke me out and improves skin texture with regular use.I liked this product except the fact that it gives pronounced white cast.I think I will go for their SPF 90 Collagen shield sunblock now as I read that one does not give any white cast and its SPF 90 that means it will give 99% protection from UV rays.


Pros Of The Product:
-Contains Avocado and Carrot extracts which are well known for softening and regenerating properties.
-Its Paraben free. Yayeeee I am so happy for that.
-This sunblock blocks 99% of UV rays, in contrast to others that block 97%, many of you may think its not a big deal but in the long run it really matters.
-It keeps my skin bright and fresh looking for a long time.
-It indeed softens my skin and improves skin texture with regular use.
-Never ever broke me out.
-This is neither runny nor too heavy, I like its lotion kind consistency.
-This sunblock hydrates my skin too , so may times I skip a moisturizer too but thats only during summers.
-I used it and spent 2-3 hours in direct sunlight but I could not see any tanning or pigmentation.
-This product is suitable for both oily and dry skin people.
-Lotus herbals has wide range of sunscreens and sunblocks, I liked most of them.( Do try their SPF 40 Matte 3 in 1 sunblock).
-Evens out complexion to some extent.
-This one prevents sunburns , sun spots and freckles.I really agree to it, I get sun burns easily but with this one I never faced such a problem.
-Prevents breast cancer as its preservative free.
-Tube packaging is hygienic.
-It has PA+++ which is the best a sunblock can give you,total protection from UV A rays.


Cons Of The Product:
-Gives pronounced white cast which makes my skin look greyish.
-One should use sunblock in adequate amount for better sun protection but if you apply more this sunblock starts flaking.
-Never ever use any cream or moisturizer with SPF beneath this sunblock, seriously you will get scared with your own face. :p
-The packaging is no way travel friendly.If the tube gets squeezed then flip top cap opens spilling sunblock.
-With tube packaging you never come to know how much product is left.
-Quantity provided is very very less.
-This product is very pricy for a drug store product.Lotus herbals keep on increasing the price of their products every now and then unreasonably.
-Its advised to use this product after every 3 hours and to apply on face, neck, arms, legs and so on. My god I will really go bonker if I do that.I will finish the tube within a week.
-Its not totally sweat proof and transfer proof.Many a times I have seen sunblock transferring onto my mobile screen when I am traveling, didn't notice it in our Air conditioned lab though.
-If this product gets into your eyes by chance, really irritates my eyes a lot.
-Did not notice any skin lightening properties even after using it for one month.


Rating: 
Price : 3 out of 5
Quality: 4.25 out of 5
Quantity: 3.25 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4.5 out of 5
Availability: 4.5 out of 5
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 

Will I repurchase it? I wont get this variant, I am planning to get their SPF 90 Collagen shield sunblock.

My Overall Recommendation: This sunblock is really effective in preventing tan and keeps your skin bright and fresh looking for a long time.It blocks 99% of UV rays and gives blocks almost all UV A rays.This product softens and hydrates my skin too.Quality wise its really an awesome sunblock just the quantity and price are the pinching factors.This sunblock also flakes if used in more quantity and gives a white cast too.









PR Sample.