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"


e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer - Sheer

What it claims:
Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The ultra sheer nude color works to increase eye color longevity. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear.

Price & Quantity: $1 for 4.81g
Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Triacontanyl PVP, Propylene Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate , Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019).
Shades Available: 
Sheer, Champagne, Gold and Pearl.

My take on this product:

This is my first eye primer and totally satisfied at this point of time. Those who are following my blog would come across this sentence 'This is my first....' a lot of time thats because I'm still a newbie to makeup and learning how to become a pro...very slowly and whenever possible. I would say I'm happy at this point because, for my experience as a novice, this product is effective and also i have heard from other intermediate makeup pros that this product is quite effective. And of course, beauties who are really good at their makeup would recommend other products. Now thats an entirely different topic to discuss about. So lets leave it at this and go on with the product.

The packaging is really good - sturdy,leak-proof and cute looking considering that it costs only $1.The primer has a doe foot applicator and this makes it really helpful to place them on the eyes and keeps the experience mess-free. There is a faint chemical smell that dissipates after a while.
The consistency of the primer helps it to blend really well and gives a smooth finish on drying. The drying time is less than a minute so issues with that either. The primer makes the eyeshadow last really long. In case of oily lids its performs decently but if in case of excessively oily lids, the product just breaks down and leaves a greasy mess. 
Now about the staying power, i believe that it varies depending on the eyeshadow you are wearing. On a average, i find them to effective for 5 hours. 
I used them in Feb (yes i have been having them from Feb and now only had time to review them and put  up a post) when it was cold here in Noida. It dried up my eyelids and ended up with flaky eyelids. I guess it wont be effective on excessive-oily lids and dry lids as well.
Other reviews saying that this one is as good as the UD primer. I have never used UD so cant verify this.
After Blending.
Easy on the pocket.
Travel friendly.
Makes the eyeshadow last longer.
Convenient wand applicator
Not too effective on excessively oily eyelids.
I have read lot of reviews that raves this product and this is known to be better than their $3 couterpart. Will be getting more of this.


My very first EOTD: Purple Smurple

This is my first EOTD. I know this is not perfect but i'm working on my techniques and am sure that iwill get it right and make it look awesome one day 🙂
The shades i have uses are all matte and are from the Wet N' Wild Eye palette 'Lust'

Products used:
e.l.f Eyelid Primer
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
Wet N' Wild Eyeshadow Palette - Lust
Wet N' Wild Palette - Lust
Please do comment as i will be needed a lot of input to keep working on my skills.
Thank you Ladies!!


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 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.