Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara – Waterproof Review

There is one feature we all love to enhance when it comes to makeup. If you notice Kareena Kapoor loves to enhance her eyes with lots of kohl pencil and so does Alia bhat, Kajol, Anushka sharma and so on. For me personally I love a good mascara over kohl pencil any day, which is why I love to have a good mascara handy in my makeup bag always.

Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Mascara - Waterproof

One of the best thing one can invest in is a Mascara, if one is a makeup-beginner. A mascara can bring a huge difference to the way your eyes look. I am not a pro at putting on false lashes so a mascara is what I depend on, heavily. One such mascara for me is my current favorite drugstore mascara : Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara – Waterproof.  Listing down the pro & cons of this mascara:

✨ It is one of the best drugstore mascara at the moment for me.

✨This mascara is great for an everyday use and makes a huge difference in how your lashes look.

✨It’s #waterproof hence perfect for the rainy season and for times when your eyes get watery. It wont make you look like a raccoon.

✨It also has non-waterproof variant. ✨Smudge proof. It doesn’t not budge at all once dry.

✨Curls up lashes that stays curled throughout the day. Use cutler if you have naturally straight lashes.

✨Doesn’t not clump if applied carefully ie you will have to clean the wand with tissue to ensure it doesn’t take extra product on
your lashes.

✨Get it when on sale, it turns to be a great buy.  Priced 500/-

✨It’s on sale right now on Amazon if you want to grab it:
http://amzn.to/2wxQaLw

See it for yourself how it works on my lashes.

 

So my current favorite mascara has to be Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara – Waterproof, which one is yours?
x

NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette | Blue Sea Green eyes

With the official launch of NYX Cosmetics in India, I was bound to buy some stuff from them. You must have checked out my last post where I gave you a glimpse of the few the products that I bought.  With NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette I created a Blue Sea Green eye makeup look.

The palette has such amazing bright shades that I just couldn’t resist. Once I received the palette I went ahead and swatched the shades to see how pigmented it was. To be honest, the pigmentation is not that great, however, the intensity of the shades started to pop out once I used the primer in the beginning and also the setting spray adds to the colors.

So below are  the colors that come in this NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette. You can see such vibrant colors, clearly a palette which will help in creating exotic bright looks.

With this palette I create a blue-sea green eye makeup and these are some of the shots:

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To see how I created this look, have a look at my video on this look.

I hope you enjoyed watching me create this look and please do subscribe 🙂

Have you used this palette before? What are your thought on it?

x

Asha

Nykaa Haul

Nykaa.com is a makeup lovers favorite website, at least I can vouch for that. It is one of the best websites to shop for makeup, skincare and haircare. You can find almost all beauty brands on Nykaa and go bonkers over shopping from them.

I have bought products from Nykaa frequently and I thought it will be great for me to  start sharing all of my purchases from the website. So check out my video on few of my buys.

 

Product mentioned and their prices:

  • L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara Rs 680
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil : 011 Sable Brown Rs 185
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner Chocopop Rs 295
  • Faces Glam On Perfect Noir Eyeliner – Black Rs 399
  • Color Essence Liquid Lip Color Intense Long Wear Candy Orange Rs 350
  • Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Haute Latte Rs 900
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color : Crazy for Coffee Rs 425
  • Colorbar Nail Laquer : Free
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo Instant Hair Refresh Clean & Classic Original Rs 649
  • L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream Mask Rs 1215

Have you tried any of these products?

x

Asha

Clinque’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Foundation Review

Yet another foundation finds a spot in my collection and this time it is the Clinque’s Anti-blemish solutions.

While strolling at Sephora’s Clinique counter I was approached by their sales assistant , which I usually dislike since I don’t like someone after me to buy just because they have to reach their target. However, this time the girl was unusually pleasant as she waited for me to ask her rather than her blabber. So I asked her if she could recommend a foundation for oily-acne prone skin to which she responded by taking me to the anti-blemish solution collection. After trying out different shades, I picked up Fresh Deep Neutral #17. foundation

So after using this foundation for some time I have come down to these observations:

  • Packaging is nothing fancy for an expensive foundation. It is sturdy since is a plastic bottle so you don’t need to worry if it falls.
  • Has a nozzle which makes it hygienic and easy to use.
  • It is easily blend-able and gives medium coverage which is build-able.
  • The shade matches my skin tone, however, I do feel the moment I apply it I look a bit orange-ish which eventually oxidizes and I don’t look oompa-lumpa anymore.
  • It helps to control my oil, but surely not a magic potion which stops it.
  • Doesn’t feel heavy rather feels light & natural.
  • Since it has salicylic acid it does help in diminishing existing blemishes as well as stop new from forming.
  • I do need to set the foundation with a powder to lock it in else it would melt in the Delhi heat.

Pros:

  • Treats Blemishes since has salicylic acid
  • Oil free foundation.
  • Light weight

Cons:

  • Expensive for a 30 ml bottle.
  • No spf

It retails for Rs Rs 2450/- for 30 ml bottle.

So all in all I do like the product, mainly because it helps to fight blemishes. To check out a demo do watch my youtube channel.

Have you used this foundation? What are your thoughts?

Also, I’m hosting my first every giveaway on my youtube channel, please do check it out 🙂

x

Asha

Blue Smokey Eye : Video

Hi guys,

I’m getting the hang of “smokey eyes” lately. Somehow, I have always thought it was very difficult to create but one has to make an effort to learn something. After a lot of attempts I created a blue smokey eye look and made a video of it which I wanted to share with you.

I used Makeup Revolutions palette for this look. Even though I used a shimmery blue shade in this video I somehow feel it looks more like purple-ish or lilac due to my lighting. If you feel the same do comment below. I plan to create another look using a purple shimmery color in the same palette. Somehow this video is a bit blurry which i realized during the editing process, so please excuse me for that. Hope you will love this simple smokey eye look :).

Products Used:

Mac: Untitled Paint
Makeup Revolutions Salvation Pallete : Welcome To The Pleasure Dome
Makeup Revolutions : Long Way From Home
Makeup Revolutions : Using My Power
Makeup Revolutions : Never Doing What I Am Told
Makeup Revolutions : Pleasure Dome
Sephora : Contour Eye Pencil 24 Hr Wear
Inglot : #77 gel liner
Lancome : Hypnose Drama
Estee Lauder : Double Wear Concealor 04 New Medium Deep
Max Factor : 04 Pink Princess
Maybelline 110 Mirrored Mauve

 

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Asha

L’oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation Review & Demo

For any beauty junkie a flawless base means having a great foundation. There are plenty of great high-end foundations that can give you an air brushed look, however, this post is for a drugstore foundation which is not heavy on your pocket (and even on your face).

Within drugstore category L’Oreal is on of the high-end brand. They tend to create great products which is economical in comparison with luxury brands.

I have been using L’oreal’s Infallible 24h Foundation for over 2 months and I must say I am in love with it. My shade is 320 Toffee Caramel.

L’oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

L’oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

I’ll list down the pro’s so that you know why I love this product.

  1. Right consistency for a liquid foundation. It is not too runny or too thick. It’s just perfect to blend easily.
  2. Does not clog your pores. Sits on your skin but doesn’t block the pore to result in breakouts. Acne-prone humans, listen up, a foundation that doest break you out is your friend.
  3. They have wide range of shades, so us brown girls should be happy as we are able to get a shade that matches our skin tone.
  4. The coverage this foundation provides is amazing, it is also build-able.
  5. The product is long lasting so you do not have to worry about it fading away. However, you need to make sure you powder your face to keep it intact.
  6. The foundation photographs beautifully. Even in flash photography. No white cast.
  7. It is budget friendly. It retails for Rs. 1325 for 30 ml bottle. You can buy it here.
  8. It has a pump which makes your life easy.

And of-course, the cons :

Cons:

  1. It is transferable. You need to powder it after the application. This step helps in to lock in the product. I have wiped the product off while using a tissue paper, have got it spread in my white t-shirt : ugh the horror.

That’s it, no more cons to this foundation in my opinion.

Watch my review & demo on my channel here:

Have you tried this foundation? Which is you current favorite drugstore foundation?

x

Asha

Mini M.A.C store rant + Mini NewU Haul

Hello Gorgeous!

As the title suggests, it a rant and a haul. So here goes the story:

I went to the mall with the sole aim of drooling over and purchasing the Cinderella collection from M.A.C. But guess what happened! I was told this collection was not released in India and will not be since “they” think it will not be good for Indian skin tone.

WHAT – Are you kidding me? Let the bazillion girls in India decide if it will suit them or not. You should have got some of it and then should have seen how the sales were doing. Only thing an Indian girl residing in India will do is ask her friends to grab it for her from elsewhere. (MAC India read this as giving your sales to another country.. GRRR)

I was so mad that I did not buy anything from M.A.C. even though I heard few lipsticks calling my name  *Ashaaaa Take me, Take me*

Eventually I headed to a much humble abode of drugstore makeup – NewU. I bought few products from there, some of them were tried and tested by me before and some were new ( read impulse purchase)

So here are my picks –

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Maybelline Baby Lips – Tried and tested before

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This is my 4th tube which I will end up using till its last breath. This stuff is the best lip balm available in the market. The pop of color that it gives me is perfect. Once I apply this to my bare lips it makes them look a nicer version of my own, so it is great for a “no makeup look” days. Rps 150 for 4.5 g

L’oreal Colour Protect Protecting Shampoo – Tried and tested before

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This is my second shampoo bottle after getting my hair colored for the third time ( makes sense?). Last time when I got my hair colored I picked up this shampoo along with a conditioner from same line. Both together were good enough to keep my new hair color happy and intact for a long time. The conditioner did a great job to keep the “oh bit damaged” hair strands conditioned. I wanted to grab the conditioner along with this shampoo but NewU did not have any left with them – bummer! Rs. 145 for 175ml

Lakmé Eyeconic Green Impulse purchase

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Spring is here and this required me to get some pop of color in my makeup bag, yet again. Yes, I need more of those colorful liners – black doesn’t do justice for everyday. This liner is amazing but it’s not smudge proof, so an oily lid or a sweaty day would ruin the look ( Hello Summer). Getting back to its plus points the product has a great color pay off and I love this emerald-green shade. It will suit indian skin tone / olive skin tone beautifully. Rs. 250 for .35 g

Beauty Formulas Tea Tree Wipes – Impulse purchase

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Well, this one I got just because it said “beauty formulas” and “Tea Tree” in the same package. Any acne prone human being will support  tea tree just the way an indian cricket fan supports India during a match. It’s like you have an immense faith in this ingredient which is similar to the faith bestowed on those 11 players on the field. Getting back to its plus points, these wipes are great to wipe away your makeup but you still need to wash your face before hitting the bed. I know it’s a task which every lazy girl hates but an acne prone girl just can take that risk, so i always try to wash my face no matter what. These wipes smell lovely to me since I love the main ingredient and it sort of refreshes my face. Rs. 229 for 30 wipes

So basically, M.A.C Cinderella collection helped me save a lot of money 🙂 but I am still mad since I couldn’t get to play with it :(.

Have you tried any of these above products or the gorgeous Cinderella collection ?

x

Asha

Favorite Spring time Lip liners – Spring Chic

Favorite Spring Lip Liners

Favorite Spring Lip Liners

Hello Gorgeous! I can smell spring already ❤ Out of all the seasons I love Spring the most 🙂 🙂 Today I wanted to share with you my 4 favorite “Spring-time” lip liners. During this time I always look for shades that are subtle yet give me good wash of color. All the shade listed below are highly pigmented and are in a way hydrating, however, application of a lip balm prior to filling the color is strictly recommended 😉

  • Max Factor – #04 Pink Princess – This is my go to lip liner for Spring. This liner gives a great color pay off & is very creamy. A perfect pinky shade for any day of the year especially for Spring time 🙂
  • Max Factor – #10 Red Rush – Bold red’s are great for Winter time and even for those glamorous Summer nights, but Red’s are great for spring too in my books. All your lip needs is a hint of red to make them look youthful during this season. Red Rush does the same if you apply it sparingly. Mind you this liner is highly pigmented so if you use it generously you will get the perfect red pout.
  • MAC – More To Love There are plenty of other MAC lip liners which will be perfect for Spring, but my all time favorite has to be this shade. A color that will instantly brighten your look for the Fall when used generously. However, as always I like to apply this one with a light hand for the perfect subtle mauve/blushish pink shade.
  • Makeover – #03. A brand that is not well known at all, which is available in select pharmacy stores here in India, gave me one of my all time favorite nude lip. This shade is perfect for those days when you want to stay away from color and want to rock a nude lip.

Here is the video with the application.

What are you favorite shades for spring? x Asha

Essential Chic : Smashbox Arched Liner Brush #21

I am obsessed with this brush.

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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

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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