Showing posts with label drugstore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drugstore. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 May 2017

BioDerma SensioBio H2O Micellar water for sensitive skin review



I am a hygiene freak you can confirm this by asking my classmates . So when it comes to cleaning whether its a surface or my face I like to be very thorough. For reference
I wear makeup 6 days a week for about 6hrs/day . Special occasions (party/events are exception)


 micellar water has been around for a fairly long time and the Bioderma Micellar water is the pioneer of all micellar waters(they came up with the whole concept) micellar water actually contains minute micelles of oil which when combined with water removes stubborn makeup


As you can see the packaging is quite simple. It a transparent plastic bottle which has a pink very secure cap. This micellar water comes in 100ml travel friendly bottle one medium bottle of 250ml and a big bottle of 400ml
Product is inside is clear and transparent just like water upon shaking some bubbles a re formed. This is scent free which makes it ideal for sensitive skin

Bioderma claims that this has the ph exactly same as that of our skin which is 5.5 (acidic). Which means that it does not disturbs the normal flora of the skin nor does it makes the skin overly dry or oily. It also retains the moisture of the skin and is very gently

My thought: I soak a round cotton makeup remover pad with the water micellar water and which the gentlest pressure remove makeup from my eyes and face. What I have noticed is that it easily removes makeup without much effort or tugging. Moreover I don't have to go over the same spot on my face several times. I easily breaks down foundation, mascara,eyeliner and matte lipstick. Though micellar water does not requires one to rinse water after use I do so just to be extra extra thorough


Ever since I have started using this I have noticed that I have less open comedones . Moreover my pimples have reduced considerable. Also my eyelashes look healthy and full ( no tugging means less eyelash fall)
This micellar water is really very gentle on the skin and my oily skin is behave a lot better with this makeup cleanser

Even though the price tag is a bit steep I am going to continue purchasing bioderma micellar water until I find some thing which works better or similar to this micellar water(I highly doubt that )

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic volume unlimited


I have been longing to try the innisfree microcara mascara for a very long time  but its not easy to find original Korean makeup products in Pakistan so while I am still searching around for a suitable online store which ships Korean makeup and skincare products to Pakistan with a pocket friendly shipping I bought this essence mascara on a whim and luckily it has a very slim long brush



The mascara tube is very colorful and long and has a secure black cap. The mascara wand has a slim conical brush which is tapered at one end

The mascara has dry dry formula so it makes the lashes thick on one swipe. The tapered conical shape helps to reach the lashes on the inner corner of the eye with ease. Also the brush reduces smudging.


I also noticed how incredibly easy it was to apply mascara to my bottom lashes with this mascara. This mascara is not waterproof which is what I like because waterproof  formulas can be such a pain to remove.


 this  mascara flaked slightly after 3hrs but it was not so noticeable or messy. I didnt experience any lash hair fall or irritation after using this. The formula is very gentle on the eyes and removes easily with soap and water.
It held the curl on my eyelashes well. This mascara is definitely buildable . I applied 3-4 coats on my eyelashes and they didn't clump or look spidery at all.



You can easily  have the false lash effect with this mascara as it gives tons of volume and length to the eye lashes

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Jordana Matte Lipstick in shade Natural


I am always on a hunt for a nude/neutral everyday mlbb lipstick. Even though i do have a holy grail shade in my collection by makeup revolution called treat i am a bit disappointed by its staying power so my current goal is to find a lip product which matches my lip color and stays for 8+ hours




Matte formula tend to stay on the lips more than satin/hydrating lipsticks that's why I purchase this lipstick by Jordana in the shade natural

Price 1.5$ (in Pakistan from 250-400 Pkr)

Packaging:

 This is the most disappointing part because the packaging is absolutely fragile and cheap( my 1£ makeup revolution lipsticks have way more sturdier packaging). The plastic casing looks like its going to break easily. moreover some part  of the lipstick remains out of the tube so one has to be extra careful not to smash or injure the bullet when taking off the transparent cap




About the lipstick:

Onto the best part. Though the Casing was a bummer the product inside is amazing. The lipsticks is nude brown with a. Slight Peach/orange tinge. The texture is smooth and semi matte. I glides on the lips easily without accentuating dry spots or lines. As its not completely matte the formula does not dry out the lips. Lasting power is 5 hrs without eating anything.




I am comparing this lipstick with my favourite nude lipstick by makeup revolution




Jordana is an American drugstore cosmetics brand which has been making very  good quality affordable makeup, it was officially launched in Pakistan two years ago but for some unknown reasons they are priced exorbitantly so my advice is to either order them from a Facebook page or buy them for beautyjoint directly I will be purchasing a couple nor lipsticks from the same brand soon

Thursday, 16 March 2017

LA GIRL PRO HD CONCEAL IN PORCELAIN


This concealer without any doubt ruled every makeup video posted on Instagram. The MUAs used this to highlight, color correct, contour, conceal dark circles and for spot treatment. The beauty /makeup bloggers around just sung praises on how amazing this product was. A lot of them featured this concealer in the monthly favorites post. For some it was a Holy Grail product. Being the over skeptic person that I am I watched all the reviews on the YouTube and read many blog posts with doubt as most of the raved products turn out to be trash at times. (a lot of popular you-tubers are paid to give a good review)

My dark circles got bad at the start of this year and my trusted makeup revolution concealer was not doing the job anymore (read review here) so I decided to purchase something new, after reading a lot of review I decided to try the la girl pro hd  concealer . I wanted to try the new concealer by essence and the Nars radiant creamy concealer dupe by Maybelline but then add this to my cart because it was on sale hehe.

Price: 450- 550 Pkr




Packaging:  

 just a regular squeeze tube which has a brush for a applicator and a secure black cap on top. the packaging is travel friendly. I strongly suggest to close the cap immediately after to prevent the concealer from drying up

About the product:

This concealer comes in a vast variety of shades. They have concealer for the palest skin color to the tan color. They even have a pure white shade for highlighting and four shades for color correcting. I originally wanted to choose light ivory but it was out of stock so I ended up adding porcelain to my cart which is slightly lighter than my skin color.

This is a very heavy coverage concealer. It dries to an absolute matte finish so need to use powder over it to lock it in place. This didn’t crease or crumble at all. The beast part is the lasting power. Which is so good? It didn’t budge or fade away even after 8hrs , this also has my mother stamp of approval as it performed well on her mature skin.
I used this to cover up a few acne scar on my face and it just made my skin look flawless. The tube hold 8 ml of product which I think will last me for a long time because I use concealer sparingly only on areas of my face which require a bit more coverage.


The brush applicator is a little tricky to use. See sometimes a lot of product gets squeezed out of the tube which can be waste. And sometimes no product comes out when I squeeze the tube.lol since its winter I can’t comment much on the consistency other than the fact that it can be a little drying , so hydrate your skin well before application, the formula is not to thick it has a water like texture which spreads easily so you have to act fast before it sets.  this concealer really lives up to all the hype.

 I Highly recommend this product


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Freeman Facial Clay Mask Avacado and Oatmeal


Mud/clay masks are a must have when you have oily skin. I used my Freeman dead sea mineral mask to an extent that I began to hate the very sight of it.  Though I have the charcoal and black sugar mask in my wish list I bought this one because the store was out of stock of charcoal mask

Packaging:

 Big squeezable plastic tube which has a lot of product
 the cap is secure and has a medium sized opening to get the product out.


About the product. This has such a nice scent. It so soothing. This mask has a faint mint green color . I usually apply this to my face with my fingers and then wait for it to dry completely. In winters it takes about 30-40 minutes to dry down while in summers it takes about 20-25 minutes. Once its completely dry and my face feels stiff I wash this mask off with water. This avocado and oatmeal mask comes off easily without much effort.



Afterwards I pat my skin dry. What I have noticed after using this mask is that it makes my skin slightly brighter and matte. I controls oil production on my face. Also makes the pores on my nose and cheek a little bit less noticeable. It also makes my pimple to dry up and that way they heal faster and don't leave a scar.
I use this mask twice a week in summer and once every 15 days in winter . This mask is best suited for people having oily or combination skin




Friday, 17 February 2017

Artimatic false eyelashes


Hello lovelies if I am ever asked a question that which part of my face I like the best it has to be eyelashes without a doubt. I just love thick luscious lashes, but sometimes due to over- curling or applying water proof mascara can result in damage of eyelashes ( they start falling out) . false lashes are the best solution when you need a little more oomph or glamour to your eye


Choosing eyelashes can be a task. You would be very surprised to hear that each eyelashes is meant for a certain type of eye shape. I actually learned this truth the hard way (bought a very thick pair of lashes which made my eyes look so small)




Its hard to come by a good pair of false eyelashes when you are on a budget. Luckily I managed to find these Artmatic eyelashes at a local cosmetic shop and they are the Bomb. They are housed in a cardboard box and attached to a pink plastic, these eyes lase s retail somewhat between the price tag of Pkr 70- 100



They apply well to the eyes. the band is not to thick. The hair blends well with the real eyelashes. moreover they can worn several times each. I even washed these false eyelashes and wore them again and they looked just like they did when I first bought them




I have seen them in a lot of design I choose these two pair on which looks like wispies and the other which has a mixture of short and long synthetic hair



I apply these lashes onto my eyes with the artimatic eyelash glue which in my opinion is not bad. I haven’t tried any other eyelash glue brand so can’t compare but my false lashes did held on for 5 hrs. until I removed them myself, to cover up the lash band I use a black liquid eyeliner on top to blend the lashes





Lastly a little advice on choosing false lashes. In my opinion corner eyelashes look good on everyone, you can just cut up a regular pair of false eyelashes and use them as corner eyelashes. They do help to make your eyes appear larger and more lifted/feline like
For a natural every day wear or if you are first starting out with eyelashes a blend of short and long hair eyelashes is a good choice

So that’s all for my today's post let me know what would you guys like to see me review next ?

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

ST.Ives Blachead Clearing Green Tea scrub


Ever since I have started using makeup I have been quite afraid to try out a scrub firstly because the sinister looking scrub particles scared me to death and secondly I though my skin was fine without it. Now I have oily/combination skin  but since last year it has-been acting all weird. I have been experiencing a lot flaky spots around my nose and chin.



A colleague of mine suggested scrubbing my face once a week but I just brushed off her advice until recently I tried out a DIY green tea face scrub at home and that's exactly when I realized what I have been missing in my skincare routine. Now this scrub is very pocket friendly and natural but honestly very messy. Every time I Scrubbed my face I was left with tea stains on my sink/wash basin. Being the ever lazy person that I am I decided to look for an alternative and to my outmost delight I found one that is affordable

Quatity:170ml

Price:340 pkr





Packaging: 

This scrub is housed in a matte squeezable tube. There is a transparent cap on one end which is secure so fear of spillage while traveling

My thoughts: 

 This scrub by St ives is light green scrub which has a very fresh and clean fragrance (it definitely does not smells like tea). There are very small round granules for exfoliation. Little amount of the scrub is needed for the whole face. It  gently cleanses the skin as well as exfoliates it.




This product claims to clear up blackheads but so far I haven't witnessed any progress clear up my blackheads. My skin feels dry and stretched after using this but a little moisturizer on top restores the moisture back into the skin



This is a good product price wise as well as performance wise. Moreover it has generous amount of product which is going to last a very long time. In comparison to sugar and walnut shells scrub this is very gentle plus the salicylic acid in this scrub is perfect for acne prone skin
I would suggest you all to give this scrub a shot

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Mua Heaven and Earth eyeshadow palette


It's been so long since I last reviewed an eye shadow palette today I will be reviewing the third eye shadow palette I have in my collection its by mua and it's called heaven and earth.


This is my absolute favourite palette it has all the nude, earthy and taupe shades one can dream off plus the golds in this one are absolutely stunning . This palette is versatile to create looks both for day and night. For work and a night out. Though there aren't any matte shades in this palette but the shimmer is so finely milled so its very beautiful



The packaging of this palette is nothing fancy to write about. Plain rectangular shaped palette with a transparent see through lid and a sponge tip applicator ofcourse. The eye shadows are housed in circular pans just like a water paint box I used to have when I was a kid


The eye shadows are very pigmented,soft and buttery . They are easy to blend too .
For a drugstore this is a gem of a product




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Friday, 11 November 2016

Etude house dear darling tint in shade 02 real red


I have been eyeing the benetint by benefit for a fairly long time but due to insufficient money in my wallet the desire to own that tint has been pushed to the farthest corner in my wish list



Beauty joint has recently started to stock in Korean makeup and skincare products so I was so happy to find this available on website

Priced at 5-6$ this tint is amazing the packaging which resembles  a lip gloss tube is very cute
The sponge tip applicator has slope like shape which distributes the product evenly on the lips but the funny thing is that somehow the tint becomes more darker on the inner part of the lips and becomes lighter on the periphery



The tint itself has a very interesting gel/ water like texture and a faint fruity scent and a slightly chemical like taste,  It lasts on the lip for a very long time. The good thing about this tint is that it's build-able. no most of the tints are drying in nature but not this one , this stains the lips nicely without drying them out buy you can still apply balm on top of it if you like glossy lips

do you know that you can create a sheer mlbb look with  one swipe of this tint or go all out with a bold red lip by layering it up



this lip stain is definitely waterproof and resists  certain degree eating. Kiss proof no touch ups required

 I think this is a very affordable alternative for the benefit benetint
If you are scouring the shop for a long lasting lip product then this is a must have for you  

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Essence Dip Eyeliner



i dont wear eyeliner on day to day  basis i sometimes use a brown pencil to add dimension to my eyes but on special occasion i do like to wear a winged eyeliner.

essence makes some great eyeliners, this one is a new launch its called the dip eyeliner ,and it has felt tip for an applicator which is so much better than a brush in my opinion



Price : 390 Pkr

Quantity : 4ml

Packaging : 

small cute tube with a gray cap and a felt tip applicator which is non scratchy and easy to use.

About the product:

 its a quick drying liquid eyeliner  which drys to a some what matte finish , the felt tip is very gentle on the eyelids does not scratch or drag the eyelids , lts very pigmented and can also be applied over glitter or metallic eye shadow easily 



the bottle has a rubber stopper which prevents the  eyeliner from drying which a plus point because my mascara and eyeliner tend to dry way earlier than their expiry date


the only problem with this eyeliner is that its hard to dry a thin line with the felt tip.

this formula does not flakes off or smudges thought out the day and its  very easy to remove , just soap and water would do the job perfectly


overall i really like this formula and once i run out of this i am going to repurchase





Sunday, 28 August 2016

Essence stay all day 16hr foundation in 03 soft porcelain




hello girls how do you do?

after a use of an year and a half i finally ran out of my makeup revolution matte effect foundation so i purchased this foundation by essence on a whim from beautybar.pk

the stay all day 16hr foundation range has been around for a fairly long time but unfortunately none of the shades in the range matched my skin color they all very too dark and orang-y so when they introduced a new shade to the range i was hopeful that it might match my skin color this time
 but to when i opened my order and swatched it on the back of my hand it was a little darkk and pink for my skin

in the beginning i was very disappointed but on a suggestion of a friend i decided to mix it with a lighter foundation and  now i love it



Quantity ; 30 ml

Price 690 Pkr

Packaging : sturdy plastic  bottle with a dispenser, vert hygienic and travel friendly, cap is secure whole packaging is not bulky




about the product;

this is not a matte foundation . it has a moisturizing formula which is like creamy easy to apply and blends quite well too, in trem of coverage it provides medium coverage, my acne scars a still visible after application the shade 03 porcelain leans on the pink-ier side .
its long lasting but now upto 16hrs . starts to fade after 8hrs
it doesz not controls oil and and neither claims to do so



if you have dry or normal skin this foundation is for you or if you wear a different foundation in winter then you should definitely check this out


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