Thursday, 29 January 2015

Essence glossy lip balm in cherry brownie





I love winters I really do, it may feel dull and boring for some but for me winters means snuggling in warm quilts and blankets, munching a lot of delicious dry fruits. Sipping Ovaltine from a mug not to mention the  Pink flushed  cheeks and  red nose from the cold  but one thing which sours the mood a little is chapped dry lips ugh hate them 

And that my friend is the reason lip balms were created. 

Essence cosmetics has a wide range of sweet yummylicious scented lip balms, this one in cherry brownies smelled heavenly to me 

Quantity: 8ml

Price: 230 Pkr 



Packaging:

It’s a cute small red squeeze tube with a nozzle like end



About the product

It’s quite moisturizing and has no glitter specks in it
Gives a light red tint to my lips while smoothing and hydrating them at the same time
The formula is not too sticky or oily it’s more like a gloss
I like to keep this in my college bag for everyday use it’s a good product to try out . you can  either use it alone or top it on a lipstick for some glossy effect

You might like this:

If you like tinted lipbalms

My ratings

I rate this product 4.5 out 5



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Friday, 23 January 2015

Makeup revolution: the matte effect foundation





Shade; ivory

Quantity:25ml

Price: 350 pkr

Its quite a task to find a perfect match for your skin when purchasing a pressed powder concealer or foundation and even more hard when purchasing it from an online store because sometimes they don’t have the swatch available or the lightening is terrible I am sure some of you might have bought a product which is either too light for your skin or too dark ( I went through this experience one)

So I was a bit doubtful when purchasing this foundation since it had too options for fair skin one in Cool ivory and the other in shade ivory

After a long mental debate I trusted my instincts and bough this shade (ivory) and was quite happy when it matched my skin color (see always trust your instinct)
This should have been named as a tinted moisturizer or a cc cream due to its hydrating properties and sheer coverage



About the packaging;

There is nothing much to tell about it. The small rectangular tube is squeezable has a somewhat secure black cap at the end. The product comes out from a tiny nozzle





About the product



Let me clear one thing this foundation is not matte at all its quite sheer and gives a dewy finish
The formula is quite light in weight and is buildable it does not has any shimmer particles in it

My opinion

I don’t wear heavy coverage foundations or pressed powder mainly due to the reason that I have oily skin so I look out for products which allow my skin to breathe plus I don t have many pimples or acne so sheer to medium coverage  works best for me plus I do have concealer to  cover my dark circles

I wore this on my skin for a good 8 hrs. when I was traveling from one city to another. My skin did got shiny after 4 hrs. which I blotted with a tissue. Surprisingly the product did not transfer on the tissue which is a good thing. I also didn’t experience any break outs



This may not be a good foundation for oily skin due to its dewy finish but  is pretty good for dry skin my mom wears this every day to give herself an even skin tone

You might like it:

If you have dry skin
You like foundations which give dewy finish
You are looking for light weight sheer foundation
You like tinted moisturizer

You might not like it

If you want matte foundation
You have oily skin
You wear heavy/medium coverage foundation

I rate this product 3.5 out of 5

This product is available at daraz.pk and just4girls.pk in Pakistan .you can also purchase it from makeup revolution store online


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Essence I love extreme volume mascara





I have long thin lashes so for the past few months I have been on a hunt for a good volumizing mascara. Since mascara has a very short shelf life I did not wanted to buy something too expensive.

 This mascara caught my eye when I stopped by the essence makeup stand so I purchased this cutie praying it would live up to all that it claims on the packaging

Price: pkr 590

Quantity: 12ml




Packaging:

It has such a fun purple color fat tube. I really like how it stands out in my makeup bag
The wand is long and has a fat brush with tiny rubber bristles
One thing which I disliked about the essence products is that they are not sealed which means anyone can just open it swatch it, well hello bacteria and dried out product!!!




About the product:

The formula is dry unlike the Maybelline mascara which is quite wet. This mascara is not waterproof and can be removed easily with soap and water it has a faint scent (which I can’t detect) which vanishes after application 
The short bristles grab each lash and dump decent  amount of product on them however too many coats of this mascara can make the eyelashes look clumpy

My opinion:

it adheres to the lashes well and gives them volume and dramatic length when I wore this to a family occasion everyone thought I was wearing false eyelashes lol. For the price this is a great volumizing and lengthening mascara



I did not experienced any smudging nor flaking for 8hrs while wearing this mascara

You might like it;

If you have short sparse eyelashes
You like dramatic eyelashes look
You are looking for cute and affordable mascara

You might not like it

If you are looking for a waterproof mascara

My ratings

4out 5

The products can be purchased from beauty arena, daraz.pk and also from essence counters nation wide

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Makeup revolution haul






Makeup revolution is a brand similar to makeup academy their goal is to provide good quality makeup at affordable price

When this brand was stocked at the just4girls.pk website I thought it was about time I treat myself to some makeup goodies

I made two separated purchases the first one constituted of   concealer and   a matte foundation

The second one(most recent) comprised of lip products



I bought makeup revolution liquid concealer in fair for  pkr 300

And makeup revolution matte effect foundation in shade ivory for  pkr: 350

For the second purchase I got
makeup revolution amazing lipstick in shade treat Pkr 225
 And makeup revolution amazing sheer tube lipgloss in shade baby try  pkr 225 




I really loved all theses products. The packaging is flimsy but  the quality is of the products is great

i am planing to try more of their lipsticks, powder blush and mono eye shadows soon :)

You can purchase all this stuff at just4girls.pk and daraz.pk

Have you tried any of their products ???