Showing posts with label essence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label essence. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 January 2018

CYLAB Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate Essence

January 04, 2018 1
Serum and essence are like a cheat sheet to great skin with minimum effort. They are packed with great active ingredients and only a few drops are sufficient for the skin.
I have been thoroughly impressed with Taiwanese culture, dramas and skincare lately. There sheets masks are amazing and worth very penny
So my expectation was very high when I tried out this essence by CYLAB called Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate Essence and I am pleased to tell you guys that I an not disappointed at all

CY’Lab is a Taiwanese brand under Ching-Yi Biotechnical Company that has been functional since 1982

the packaging is a standard glass vial which contains 30ml of product. I personally love the green color of the vial its so beautiful on my vanity. But I am not fan of the dropper though firstly its shaped a bit crookedly often doesn't pull up the essence

Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Coenzyme A, Lecithin, Tocotrienols Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Collagen, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Water

About the product:
its a thick viscous milky liquid. Scent is very mild barely noticeable
I usually use serum and essences at night because that way they remain on my skin for longer duration and deliver all the benefits to the skin. As it's winter right now, This gets immediately absorbed into the skin. Since the vial is small I only apply 3 drops of this to my face. I have noticed that this makes the skin feel soft and hydrated. I cant comment on anti-aging as its too early to form an opinion bt I will update you guys more as my mother has mature dry skin.

Crithmum Maritum is a rich source of vitamin C. So its good in collagen boosting, anti ageing and skin brightening and has anti - ageing properties.
Would I repurchase this serum. Yes absolutely
you can purchase this here

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic volume unlimited

May 02, 2017 0

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

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Essence Bloggers Beauty Secret

February 05, 2017 0

Essence recently launched the new Trend edition in Pakistan called Bloggers Beauty Secret
and i am over the moon because all the palettes are drool worthy
the launching event took place in Lahore as i am from Islamabad i wasn't invited to the event. Ah the Lucky Lahori bloggers (sighs). A lot of makeup brands have been Collaborating with You-tubers and Vloggers and Bloggers around the world recently and lots of interesting limited editions of makeup products have been launched which have been bestsellers no doubt , I am eyeing the ColorPop cosmetics and Becca cosmetics right now.

here is what Essence has to say about the new palettes

Essence worked with four of the girls to develop the new trend edition “bloggers’ beauty secrets”. Diana zur Löwen from dfashion created a true all-rounder with her “touch up to go!” palette while Palmira from beautypalmira focuses on the eyes with her “vintage rose” palette. with “shape & shadows”, Mary Oliver from strikeapose presents a contouring palette for the eyes and brows in keeping with the latest trend, and Serena Verbon from beautylab ensures a wow-complexion and fabulous eye make-up for the summer with her “the glow must go on” palette. on top, the bloggers have revealed their favorite beauty tips, but shhhhh, they must remain top secret.
a perfect match: bloggers and essence! 

 Essence vintage Rose palette:

 As the name suggests this palette contains an assortment of rose hued eye-shadows, there is an even balance of neutral and dark eye-shadows in this palette. i like the highlighter and eyeliner included in this palette. more over a duo applicator is also included in the cardboard palette which makes it perfect for travel. the metallic rose gold nail polish with this palette is a stunning shade created by Palmira

Essence Touch up to go Palette 

 for those beauties who want all the basic makeup products in a single palette this is the best deal. it contains too blush to suit a variety of skin range. three eye-shadows to create an every day look and a lipbalm for a natural glossy finish to the lips. the nude pink nail enamel paired with this palette goes perfectly with the fresh natural makeup theme of this palette

Essence Shape and Shadows Palette

thick and fleek have been trending for the last one year. thank Cara for this. this palette is designed for all those girls who want heir eyebrows to look on fleek all the time. the four Eyebrow powder included in this palette are great to create eyebrows ranging from subtle to full on dramatic
the nude brown nail polish is the best out of all the four in this edition in my opinion

Essence The Glow must Go on Palette

the three beautiful bronzers included in this palette are perfect for summer. to emphasize the nose bridge and cheek bones the highlighter included in this palette is best bet. moreover it also comes with a brush. the pastel blue nail polish gives off spring and summer vibes

All the palettes retail in this edition retail for Pkr 920/ each while the nail polish are sold individually for the price of Pkr 335 each .

these palettes can be purchased from the Essence Pakistan Facebook page online (click here) or from (click here )

Disclaimer: all the pictures featured in this post are not my own. images taken from google images. credit goes to their respective owners

Thursday, 2 February 2017

My Favorite Makeup and Skincare Products of Year 2016

February 02, 2017 0

I know i am quite late to post my last year favourites but as they say better late than never so without further explanation here it is "My year 2016 favorite products"
Drumroll ☺


I am currently rotating two foundations in my makeup routine but the one which I particularly Enjoyed using was  this past year was holika holika sweet cotton bb cream. Its light in weight, smells like cotton candy and has very natural finish


: MUA blush in Marshmallow  My fondness for this blush remains strong and I haven't found any blush which can replace this gem

Makeup Revolution matte effect concealer: this yellow based concealer is creamy and does not accentuates dry under eye area


 Clazona matte Lipgloss
The local dupe of colorpop matte liquid lipsticks. Amazing lasting power and great pigmentation

Mua lip trio in temptress : I really like the balm like texture of the lipsticks and how one could create a sheer to very defined pout with these. Definitely one of most used makeup product of 2016

Eye shadow: the mos beautiful earth toned eyeshadow palette by MUA in shade Heaven and Earth

 Essence dip eyeliner  is by far the best liquid liner I have ever used. The felt dip is so soft and sturdy to line up the eyes. Its not waterproof but I like the formula

Essence Get Big Lashes

Gives the best volume  and length ever to the lashes I haven't found any other last which could perform as great as this mascara

Eyebrows :
 Sweet touch eyeliner pencil. This is long lasting pencil eyeliner which I use to fill in my eye brows. It does the job well and gives subtle definition to my eyes 👀

MUA pro base eye primer

and  Maybelline colossal kajal in turquoise 

for days when you want a little drama, this twist up eyeliner is the best option.

Face wash:

Duvi Stockholm green tea face wash 

I really enjoyed using this face wash all year long. It smells so good, lather well and cleansed skin without over drying it

 Sheet mask cracare best ever 

Of all the Korean sheet masks I used last year. This one without any doubt was the best. I moisturized my face well, didn't break out my skin. Brightened my complexion and smell nice too

Freeman oatmeal mask : To battle off my oily skin I used this mud mask. It performs quite well and reduces my pores appearance
 also kept the oil production under control too

 Face moisturizer :

 Oriflame tea tree

Having an over active skin which keeps on producing frightful amount of oil I rarely use moisturizer as it means clogged pores and comedones but this moisturizer gets absorbed into the skin immediately without leaving any. Sticky or oily residue behind

Circle lens :
Diamond green lens

Very vibrant. The design is beautiful and very comfortable to wear.
So these are all the products I enjoyed using last year
 lets see which new products will make it to the favorites list this year

Allah Hafiz

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Haul post: 1st haul of year 2017

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despite the fact that i made a resolution to spend less money on cosmetics and other stuff i caved in to temptation and ended up buying a lot of stuff this month ,

so here it is the the very first haul of year 2017

i purchased  this amazing mascara by essence for 450 Pkr and the very hyped up la girl hd pro concealer in porcelain  for Pkr 550 so far so good i will be testing these products out for  a week to write down a final verdict on their performance

i bought another clazona matte lipgloss this time in the shade 514, its  a beautiful cool red looks absolutely gorgeous, i know i don't wear red lipstik but i intend to create a gradient lipcolor with this matte lipgloss. the shopkeeper charged me 250 Pkr for this matte lipgloss this time

the highlight of this post is definitely this beautiful choker i purchased from a stall. i really like the contrast of red and green beads paired with the sparkling rhinestone and gold details, now i have to wait for a event to wear it to , lol
despite the fact that i made a resolution to spend less money on cosmetics and other stuff i caved in to temptation and ended up buying a lot of stuff this month ,

so here it is the the very first haul of year 2017

i purchased  this amazing mascara by essence the very hyped up la girl hd pro conceale rin porcelain so far so good i will be testing these products out for  a week to write down a final verdict on their performance

i bought another clazona matte lipgloss this time in the shade 514, its  a beautiful cool red looks absolutely gorgeous, i know i don't wear red lipstick but i intend to create a gradient lipcolor with this matte lipgloss

the highlight of this post is definitely this beautiful choker i purchased from a stall. i really like the contrast of red and green beads paired with the sparkling rhinestone and gold details, now i have to wait for a event to wear it to , lol i paid Pkr 900 for this beauty

i bought this wispies type eyelashes from artimatic for Pkr 80 and they do look fluttery and feminine

also i purchased this garnier eye makeup remover and  round cotton makeup removing pads. i actually sent my brother to buy me the clear big bottle of garnier mi-cellar water but he accidentally bought this one for Pkr 300 and the makeup removing cotton pads for Pkr 100

did you guys bought any makeup/ beauty or fashion item so far ? let me know in the comment section below

virtual hugs


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Essence Dip Eyeliner

October 13, 2016 1

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

August 28, 2016 4

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

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


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Life Update post 04: makeup organization haul shopping …….

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I am so excited about the holy month of Ramadan, love all the parts of the holy month ranging from sehri to aftar and long taraweeh nights ,  and then finally shopping for Eid

I hauled a few items , tried out the timotei shampoo on a recommendation of a beauty blogger . I will admit it. This shampoo smells amazing and leaves my hair soft and shiny too

Nivea is a household name so I clearly don’t need to elaborate more about the cream except for the fact that I found a mini size jar and thought it would be very handy to throw it my college bag 

I also purchased another product from the brand oriflame and this time it’s a skin lotion I will be posting a review on this lotion soon 

Can’t get enough of Mua intense kisses lipgloss so just went ahead and ordered my third shade from the range this one is called kiss and makeup

I am running low on my current foundation so bought essence foundation in advance( review already lined up to be posted }. Purchased dip eyeliner on a whim because everyone was raving about it, so far so good

I went shopping with my friends a few days back and came across a lot of local brands who have wide range of makeup products in every color

Picked out some random nail colors

Purchased these Christine eyeliner/lipliners for RS 60 /- each , man they are so soft and pigmented

I don’t have much interest in cooking or baking but these kitchen related stuff looked so cute that I had to take a picture

That’s all for  today’s post

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Essence 50's girls reloaded eyeshadow brush

May 22, 2016 3

hello i am back with another review and this time its an eyeshadow brush.  to  be very honest with you guys i usually apply eyeshadow to my eyes with the help of the sponge tip applicator that comes in the palette ( which most of you throw away)

i think sponge applicators are versatile product and most of chinese and korean makeup artists use it
its all about makeup applying skills!! right ??

but i was curious to know if using an eyeshadow brush would change or ease my makeup application ??

so i purchased this brush

its from the Essence 50's GIRLS Reloaded addition. i believe its discontinued now. but dont worry guys essence comes up with very cute line of makeup brush after a few months so you can probably purchase something close to this from a different edition

PRICE: around 390 PKR

it came in a slim zip lock pouch which is to keep your brush safe and clean
the brush is a combination of nude and metallic blue ferrule as you can see also its dual ended

this side of the brush is fluffy and is great for blending out eyeshadow. you cant pack eyeshadow to the lids with this as its not firm but if you are going for a subtle application this is perfect

the bristles are very soft and dont shed at all

the seconf end of the brush is thin and little bit flimsy. honestly in the beginning i didnt knew what to do with this side of the brush but now i use it to apply eyeshadow on my lower lid below the lash line as its thin so reaches the area underneath the lashes well

this brush did not leak color on washing or shed hairs, it didnt changed its shape. the bristles are soft just like they were before washing

i think for the price this brush is good. if your a beginner or  new to makeup i definitely recommend
essence eyeshadow brushed

i hope you  guys enjoyed this post


Saturday, 14 May 2016

essence xxxl longlasting lipgloss matte in soft nude

May 14, 2016 3

Essence has been coming up with a lot new interesting makeup products launched recently, the one which intrigued me most was this matte lipgloss
the whole concept is very interesting besides the color range is small yet versatile from nude to bold an innocent dusty pink, a shade to cater every ones individual personality 

Quanity:4.5 ml

Price about 400- 420 PKR

About the packaging 

stabdart plastic lipgloss tube with a long applicator, very secure cap a thin sponge flexible applicator
sorry i dont know if the applicator has a special name to it

My thoughts:

first of all its smells amazing. pretty much all the essence lip products have a candy like scent, this one smells like caramel. its very moisturizing and has a smooth moose like texture not runny or gloopy at all. in the beging the lips look shiny but after about 5-10 minutes they the gloss drys to semi matte finish
the lasting power is pretty disaaponiting. it hardly survives on my lips for 2 hrs. and when eating or drinking it disppears immediately. i dont know if its the same with the rest of the shades or this shade particularly

i would describe this as a nude brown color, very beautiful goes well with the essence lip liner in the shade" in the nude"

this lipstick can sometimes accentuate fine lines and dry spots on the lips so exfoliate before applying it

in terms of staying power its a bummer but when applied on top of a lipliner it does lasts a bit longer
the color is beautiful so i personally though that reapplication through out the day can be over looked

would you like to try this product out ?


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