Showing posts with label eyeshadow palette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eyeshadow palette. Show all posts

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

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Mua Heaven and Earth eyeshadow palette

November 26, 2016 0

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


Monday, 13 June 2016

Lip colors for summer to pair with a neutral palette

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Before I get into showing you the lip colors I have picked for summer let me just say it out loud!! How on earth did the temperature turned 43C in Islamabad it never exceeded more than 38 and the highest that I remember was 40 C. Apocalypse
How is it in your city??

Now on to the post, this year I have been wearing a lot of makeup trends mostly Korean and Japanese. I am also doing a Project Make A Dent in  Makeup so far I have made quite noticeable dents in 4 of my lipstick, used up 2/3 of my daily foundation  and also hit pan on a pressed powder . In case you are interested about details you can read the post here

So keeping up with the hot yet bright and colorful theme of summer I picked out these lip colors for the summer 

For an eye-shadow palette that can go well with these bright lipsticks I chose Undress Too palette by MUA which is a very affordable dupe for the infamous Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
It has a perfect combination of glittery and matte shades so you can either go bold or don a very neutral eye look 

That’s all girls
Which lip colors do you wear most in summers??

Monday, 6 June 2016

MUA Undress Me Too Palette

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after purchasing the makeup revolution i heart palette in pure cult i was quite curious to try out more dupes of the infamous Urban Decay Naked palettes

MUA is a very popular drugstore brand and they have a lot of great palettes to choose from so this particular palette the undress me to palette looked a dupe for  UD Naked 2 palette so i ordered this

Price : 750 PKR

Quanity: 9.5 grams


palette is made up of sturdy white plastic quite like water colors box i owned when when i was a kid
it has a double ended sponge tip applicator and a clear lid so you can see the eye shadows inside easily


this a cool toned eyeshadow palette which contains fair amount of neutral and basic eye shadows which you can use to create looks suitable for both day time and night time

there are a couple of shimmery eye shadows in the palette that you can use to create a foiled eye shadow look,

pigmentation is pretty good . just two shades a bit chalky, i usually use my MUA eyeshadow primer underneath or the Jordana jumbo eyeliner pencil a base as i have oily eyelids

all the eye shadows have their own individual names which are written at the back, sorry i forgot to take a picture of back of the palette

there are about 3 matte shades , two glittery shades and 7 shimmery shades

for maximum pigmentation i suggest suing the eye shadow brush wet

have you tried any eyeshadow palette by mua??

Sunday, 3 January 2016

my year 2015 favorites

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I enjoyed using the the matte effect foundation by Makeup Revolution all year due to the natural coverage it provided and the light formula

I also liked the pro base primer by MUA

Marshmallowby MUA  still remains my favorite blush this year


This year I embraced the nude lips trend. most of the lipsticks I purchased were either mlbb or nude shade
My favorite liplner has to be by essence as it can be worn alone or under any lipstick/ lipgloss (read review here)

For lipsticks in the flesh by wet n wild, treat by makeup revolution and rendezvousby MUA were the most worn lipsticks


 the heaven and earth palette by MUA was the best eyeshadow palette i tried this year.when it comes to my oily lids eyeshadow pencil by jordana was the perfect choice

the i love extreme volume mascara by essence still remains to be my fav mascara this year 

circle lens 

i reviewed a lot of circle lens in year 2015, it was fun trying them 
i was very hard to decide which one was my favorite as all are vibrant and very comfortable however i particularly liked the review choco circle lens for every day wear and t top lens in ice blue for formal occassions 


 what were your favorite makeup products i year 2015??? let me know in the comment section 

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Life update ( post # 2): project pan and haul

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So here is my update on project pan I have been participating 

i joined i in early October and have been using these products continuously for three months  here is link if you want to read the previous life update post


As you can see I did pretty good job hitting pan on the eyeshadow palette and blush but I will admit that my whole makeup routine become pretty dull using the same palette for a solid three months.

 The lip-balm was fun to use so chances are that I might make another homemade lip-balm soon 



Though I used the glossy lip-balm by essence quite often sadly I didn’t made any appreciable progress with it 


Concealer by makeup revolution was one product which I used up pretty fast but I wont be purchasing it

As for the iconic pro lipstick by makeup revolution, I just couldn’t finish it up because I like the color a lot so I decided to remain in my makeup stash for another year (I purchased it this year)

It was impossible to use freeman dead see mineral mask twice a week as it leaved my skin over dried in winter so there is still some left in the tube
Will I go for another project pan?? No , For now I will shuffle makeup products in my makeup routine because I am really fed up using the same thing over and over again 

mini haul post :

I bought two lipsticks from their service was quite fast I received my parcel in four days 

Both of the lipsticks are from essence one from the matte lipgloss range and the other from the sheer and shine range , I will be posting a review about these soon

That’s all for now 


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Makeup revolution I heart makeup/ obsession palette in pure cult

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You are most likely going to be shocked to read that this is my first eye shadow palette the reason for not buying one earlier is that I have hooded eyes so when I open my eyes you can barely see my eyelids that’s why I never felt the need to own one

However recently I stumbled upon some tutorials regarding applying eye shadow on hooded eyes and mono lids after a very long mental debate I ordered one

Quantity: 17 g 

Price 650 Pkr

 I found the casing to be quite sturdy .the eye shadows are placed in small rectangular pans and the palette has a clear lid on top through which you can see the eye shadows. The palette comes with a  dual ended sponge applicator which I found useful for applying eye shadow

About the eye shadows:

I found the texture of these to be quite silky.. All the shadows are pigmented. This palette contains four matte and 6 shimmery/glittery eye shadows.  many bloggers think this palette to be a dupe of in famous urban decay naked 3 palette I don’t own the urban decay palette but after looking at the swatches online I think the shades are quite similar

All the swatches taken are without a primer

These eye shadows don’t have a name so I just numbered them starting from left-right

Shade 1
It’s a chalky cream colored eye shadow good for highlighting the brow bone

Shade 2
It a frosty pink has a lot of glitter particles perfect to highlight inner corners

shade 3
It’s a matte dusty pink color good for blending

Shade 4
Shimmery rose gold color

Shade 5
Copper gold with noticeable glitter particles

Shade 6
 Matte taupe color

Shade 7
Shimmery taupe

Shade 8
Very much like shade 7 only a bit darker

Shade 9

This looks burgundy in pan but when applied on lids looks dark brown this eye shadow has a looks of burgundy specks of glitter in it

Shade 10
Matte greyish brown color

I am not a big fan of glitter so shade 2 and 9 are my least favorite
Shimmery shades a good for a night out look. Shade 1 is chalky
Staying power:
These eye shadows last on my lids for 5hrs. I don’t own a primmer but I applied them on my concealer

You might like it:
if you are starting out with makeup
looking for an affordable dupe for UD naked 3 palette

I rate this palette 4 out 5

Currently its available at and in Pakistan and at makeup revolution website

special thanks to my friend hajra for letting me swatch eyeshadows on her  arm and helping me take pictures for the blog



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