Essential Chic : Smashbox Arched Liner Brush #21

I am obsessed with this brush.

smashbox #21

This brush has a dual purpose use for me. I use it to apply eyeliner & to fill in my brows. Funnily enough I did not purchase this brush rather it found its way in my makeup kit.

I received this brush free when I bought a smashbox kit. Clearly this brush was not in my radar of “To buy”  but BOY am I happy once I got hold of it.

It’s an amazing tool to work with because of its “arch”. While creating a perfect winged liner or a thick liner or a thin liner look this does not block the view while applying the product and therefore gets all my vote.

For my everyday Eyeliner look I use the Maybelline’s Gel Eyeliner & to fill my brows I have been using The Body Shop’s Brow & Liner Kit

maybelline

body shop brow kit

Watch me here work with this brush to do my simple everyday Eyeliner & Eyebrow

What’s your staple when doing your brows & applying eyeliner?

x

Asha

Acne Prone Skin Foundation Routine ( Pure Orange corrector)

Hello you!

Since my skin fell in love with acne few years ago I had to figure out ways to make it look presentable/flawless somehow. And oh did I mention my eyes have rented the area below them to “dark circles”? To combat such a love story I had to turn to consistent skincare regime and makeup tips & tricks.

Few months back I did a lot of research for covering my blemishes / dark spots / hyper pigmentation / dark circles. After which I realized to cover any darkness an orange corrector is helpful especially if you have brown/dark/olive skin tone. Infact, my bridal makeup artist introduced me to Mac’s Pure Orange Studio Finish Skin Corrector. She applied it on me and I can say it was love at first APPLY.

Pure Orange corrector

Pure Orange corrector

The foundation that I have been obsessed with is Make Up Forever HD Foundation (Shade #170)

Makeup forever

MakeUp forever HD foundation

 

The brush that I use for this technique is realTechniques Essential Foundation Brush.

real techniques foundation brush

real techniques essential foundation brush

Please head out to my YouTube channel to see the application and do Let me know your thoughts.

Have you tried any corrector? What has been your experience ?

x

Asha

 

Max Factor Clump Defy by False Lash Effect Mascara

I Love Mascaras (period) For me a mascara, sunscreen & a lip balm is all one need to head out of the door. ( Obviously, one can be daring enough to do this if one is blessed with good skin) I have tried a lot of mascaras in the past, but lately one of the drugstore mascara is taking my breath away. Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Effect. I love this stuff. Let the pictures tell you why : Continue reading

Review – Lancôme City Miracle CC cream

Lancôme Ciy Miracle CC cream

lancome cc cream review

From the time I moved to Delhi from Dubai I have encountered a  lot of changes. One was not being able to find my regular daily use tinted moisturizer since that brand is not easily available in Delhi. After a lot of search / research & impulsive decision I bought Lancôme City Miracle CC cream.

It is the 1st CC Cream by Lancôme. The brand claims to have tested the product in some of the world’s polluted cities. City Miracle corrects the appearance of imperfections and beautifies complexion.

I have been using the product for over 2 months and I can say I really like the product. It surely has its pros & cons.

The product claims its Benefits:

Perfects like a foundation. Beautifies like an illuminator. Hydrates like a moisturiser. With SPF 50 to help protect the skin.

What I found out from my experience:

Pros:

  • Did not break me out. A HUGE plus point for me.
  • It gives low-medium coverage and blurs the imperfection.
  • You need just a little bit of product for your entire face.
  • It definitely beautifies like an illuminator. Hence becomes a great product for winters. Say hello the lovely “Glow”
  • Hydrates well and you would not feel your skin wanting for more for the whole day. ( I have Oily skin type for Dry skin type the answer might be bit different)
  • SPF 50 is one of its best quality without any white cast.
  • The product blends into your skin beautifully.
  • It smells nice but the fragrance is not too heavy (for those who like their products fragrance free)
  • The packaging is chic.

Cons:

  • It does not provide enough coverage. One would need concealor.
  • It is pricey for a 30 ml tube.
  • You would need to powder during the day as the “Glow” gets a bit too much after few hours.
  • It has only 3 shades.
  • Over all I do love the product and if anyone is looking for a high-end CC cream I would suggest you to try it.

I bought it for Rs 3200 from Sephora.

Also I made a youtube video reviewing the product in details + application of the product. You can check the video here –

Have you tried this CC cream? Which is your favorite cc cream so far?

Essential Chic Fixation – Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Cleansing & Toning Lotion.

Hello!

Toner

Recently a friend enquired me about a particular face wash she wanted to try mainly due to ugly blemishes knocking her skin “door”. After speaking with her for a while I found out she wasn’t really using any toner – Aha – that was a perfect opportunity for me to explain why she should start using it rather than investing in other new products. Continue reading