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Makeup Revolution - The Matte Effect Cover & Conceal | Review & Swatches

Makeup Revolution - The Matte Effect Cover & Conceal

I love Makeup Revolution because they are so affordable and the range of makeup products is huge too. Till date, I have bought lipsticks, lip glosses, and eyeshadows from Makeup Revolution. I got this concealer in my June Fab Bag. Initially, when I swiped it, I did not like it that much and it was just sitting on my vanity. But when I tried to use it again, I was completely bowled over by it.  Continue reading "Makeup Revolution - The Matte Effect Cover & Conceal | Review & Swatches"

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5 Contour and Highlighter Palettes Under Rs.500 from Amazon

5 Contour and Highlighter Palettes Under Rs.500 from Amazon

Who doesn't know what Contouring and highlighting are, raise your hands, please! Well nobody is gonna raise them as they are a raging trend for quite some time now. Brands have realized this and have come with numerous contour and highlighter palettes, and they are flying off the shelves.  Continue reading "5 Contour and Highlighter Palettes Under Rs.500 from Amazon"

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April Makeup Haul – NYX, Milani, e.l.f & More

April Makeup Haul – NYX, Milani, e.lf and More

I’m super excited to open my package containing my makeup haul. I had ordered the essential and some drool-worthy stuff, nothing expensive though. Got makeup from various brands like e.l.f, Milani, L.A Girl, City Color, NYX and more from BeautyJoint. All of them are very affordable. I don’t want to splurge on expensive stuff, as I believe that stunning looks can be achieved with these affordable products.  Continue reading "April Makeup Haul – NYX, Milani, e.l.f & More"

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FOTD: Beating the Monday Blues - Party Look

FOTD: Beating the Monday Blues - Party Look

Hello Lovelies, today I have come up with a FOTD using my favorite color - Blue. I simply love blue eye shadows as there is something so magical about it. This look is good for evening parties. I know this look is on the bright side, but I am in love with this color combination. So, focused on my eyes and lips and kept everything minimal. Continue reading "FOTD: Beating the Monday Blues - Party Look"

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L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer - Review & Concealing Technique

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Us girls have always been in look out for that perfect concealer that gives us that flawless look. As easy as it may sound, it not so when it comes to finding the perfect shade. I have come across a couple of brands available in India that have only 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark. Somehow they expect our complexions to fall in to one of these category.

Continue reading "L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer - Review & Concealing Technique"

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Review: Black Radiance Concealer Stick - Light

What it claims:
Easily conceals imperfections, minimizes flaws and makes problem areas such as under-eye circles disappear.
Provides maximum coverage on skin discolourations
Evens out the skin tone without creasing or looking heavy
Easy-to-blend formula
Price & Quantity: $1.99 for 5.1g
Ingredients:
Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Ozokerite, Talc, Diisopropyl Dilinoleate, Mineral Oil, Myristyl Lactate, Lanolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Kaolin, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) 
My take on this product:
At first glance, the packaging offs you. Its nothing fancy, rather it plain, cheap looking and not sturdy at all. 
I like the lipstick form it comes in, making it very convenient to use, carry and store. This concealer does a good job when it comes to covering up my dark circles. I wouldn't say it provides maximum coverage, but it does provide more than medium. Considering the cost, i would say that its a worthy investment.
Normally i just use this concealer to brighten the area under my eyes, then fix it with some compact powder and i'm on the way out. I do this when i have no time get ready, which is pretty much every time taking my son's activity and energy level in to account. Without a primer, i can feel it pull my skin when applying and i also notice it filling up fine lines and creases,making it more visible and also difficult to blend. So without a primer its a dud!!. But with a primer, it goes on smooth and provides decent coverage. And the primer makes the job of blending a lot easier.It would have been great if the consistency would have been a bit more creamier in the first place and actually didn't require a primer. The concealer with just a dab of powder lasts at least 5 hours. Sorry i just loose track of it after that. 
Now to the smell, the ingredients contains castor oil and i can actually smell it on the product. We all know that the castor oil smell is nothing pretty but in this product its not that offensive. As an ingredient in a product that is used under the eye area, i feel that having castor oil as a part of its ingredient is a boost considering the price of it. 
Its available in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark.This brand caters to dark women, so one of these three shades will definitely suit a dusky women. 
There is no picture of me with the concealer...sorry about it ladies. Will try to upload it soon.
Pros:
Very convenient to apply as it comes in lipstick form.
Contains natural ingredient - Castor oil.
Affordable
Cons:
Availability is a major issue.
Cheap looking and flimsy packaging.
Difficult to blend without a primer.
Settles in to fine lines without a primer.
Verdict: 
Not a great product, but is a affordable alternative and works with a primer.
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Random haul!!! Cosmetics, Face Care, Foot wear and others.......

This week, my long awaited cosmetics from the brand 'Black Radiance came through. I had ordered them through my friend. I came across this brand when Shanthi from 'Makeup by Shathi' mentioned it in her FOTDs. This brand is mostly meant for dark skins. At times....no mostly i cant seem to find the perfect match for my skin. So thought of giving it a try. Black Radiance is drug store cosmetic that is widely available in the US and is very affordable. I checked out their website and ordered a liquid foundation, a creme to powder foundation a concealer and my favorite....lipsticks!!!
I also wanted to try Wet n' Wild products. So ordered a lipstick and a eye shadow palette from this brand. I had shopped earlier for some other stuff like face scrub from Basics, L'Oreal shampoo and nail polishes form Eyetex - Dazzler and Elle18. And of course.....almost forgot, i bought the Maybelline Colossal kajal too.
I saw this footwear in a small shop in Coimbatore and was tempted to buy them. I'm Ms.Big Feet... I can wear any footwear that cute and dainty and anything like this was a big non-no. But this fit me well so grabbed them immediately. The price was only Rs 250/- 

Costed me only Rs 250/-

Sudhaa
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e.l.f. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer - Medium

What the product claims:
 Savvy beauty shoppers rejoice—now there is no need to buy new concealer from season to season for meeting the different needs your skin tone may have. e.l.f. introduces a sleek quad compact filled with four brilliant, customizable concealers ranging from light, medium and dark shades. A must have for anyone’s makeup kit these highly pigmented, professionally formulated concealers offer ultimate coverage to disguise a range of boo-boos and flaws including blemishes, dark circles, redness and uneven skin-tone for a flawless, makeup artist finish!

Quantity & Price: $3 for 4.7g
Ingredients: 
Taken from the website.Is also included in the packaging.

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Cabdekukka Wax (Candelilla Cera), Synthetic Wax, Triacontanyl PVP, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystaline Wax. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Maganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77007)

My take on this product:
I love the packaging it comes in. It comes along with a small mirror and a brush. It looks really classy and is definitely travel friendly. This is my very first concealer and i opted for this one with multiple shades as i wasn't sure which shade would suit me. Great strategy if you asked me 🙂 . Now i found the one that suits my complexion ...that would be the last one on the swatch. Good thing i s that i don't have to do any mixing 


The concealer is easy enough to blend but has to be blended as soon as its applied as it tends to get a bit cakey. This is not such a great concealer without a primer, as it tends to settle down in the fine lines and highlights them. It claims to be highly pigmented, but its not. It feels light on the skin and doesn't break me out. With


Now about the brush....its a joke. Really!!! The brush is not right for the consistency or the texture of this concealer. I prefer to use my finger, not a great option but it is comfortable this way. This concealer provides medium coverage. If you are looking for that perfect blemish-free looking skin, then this is not the one. But you can use this as apart of your everyday not-so complicated routines. Besides the brush, the biggest disadvantage is its availability. I haven't yet seen this one available in any online stores in India 🙁
Pros:
Not tested on animals.
Sturdy and cute packaging
No break outs
Can mix together other shades to get the required shade.
Cons:
Only helpful in concealing minor blemishes and really light under eye dark circles.
Brush size
Need to work with fingers.
Availability in India

Verdict:
There are other products available in the same range, let me try them out. If nothing else works, this will do!!!
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Ramblings about motherhood & My very first e.l.f. Haul .........all smiles :)

This is my very very big time haul as well as a E.l.f Haul. I love piling up my favorite stuff and just sitting and staring at them. I get a special kick out of them 🙂 
Everybody knows that E.l.f cosmetics are very affordable and novices like me can take advantage of the price and their hand at different makeup techniques and looks. But the major drawback is that its not available in India and shipping charges are huge and makes it pointless to order them. So I took advantage of my cousin's trip to our hometown and made him buy this for me. 
I'M SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!
I'm super excited about this haul. I had this package with me for a week and barely had time to take these pics. I'm unbelievably occupied with my son..... he just completed 3 months. I love coddling him and talking to him in this strange nasal tone 🙂
I have never been a baby-person, even now after my son's birth i'm not that......except my son of course. I love him. I love the fact that he is a miniature version of me. His current pic and my pic as a baby is almost identical. What more can give me more joy than this.
Even though i'm a novice when it comes to makeups and cosmetics, i'm simply crazy about them. But now, i only look at this package when i'm sure that my son is sleeping well. Wow!!! Motherhood changes people. 
I love capturing his every little achievements and keep watching them whenever possible. Soon I will going back home to my husband and we will be a happy family together. 
My haul...yeh!!!! 🙂
A Primer, Bronzer, Concealer, Blush, Bronzing Brush
This is my very first primer, blush and concealer. Now you see how much of an novice i am. And my very first bronzer too!!!
Eye Shadows and Brushes
This would be my very first cream eye shadow!!!
This pout perfecter looks soooo.... pretty!!!
Got one that has warm and neutral tones in it. I will be using more of these shades.
This one looks like a pretty pocket diary and shades are cool too..literally!!!
God knows when i will have time to do more posts on these items individually!!. Hopefully all will be done soon enough.