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Estee Lauder The Illuminator Primer + Finisher REVIEW

A sheer waste of money because neither this product holds my make up in place nor my expectations. I love buying high-end products. So, imagine my reaction when I entered Sephora in flesh and body for the first time! I was confused and wanted to buy so many things, but I didn't even know where to start.  The special assistant came to my rescue and suggested me some products and one of them was this Estee Lauder primer. I ended up spending about 10k INR that day and trust me when I say this: not even a single product was worth spending money on, which I discovered later when I became a consumer as well as the ever evolving hoarder of the makeup products.  How to use: Apply over clean, moisturized skin, Smooth evenly all over face, Wear alone, underneath makeup or to touch up and highlight as desired.  MRP: 2950 INR for 30 ml  Shelf Life: 24 months after opening Now listening to its functions, it does seem like MAC strobe cream which costs 3400 INR for 50 ml and is a cult favorite fo
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My TOP 5 Moisturisers for Combination / Acne Prone Skin

Blessed with high maintenance skin that gets oily and acne prone in summer and a little dry in winter, I keep experimenting with different moisturizers to find the ones that best suit my skin type. and I am so happy to share some which have worked really well for my skin. In this article today, I am covering all options from affordable to mid range to luxury moisturisers that are gentle on our skin type and never cause breakouts.  Here are my top 5: 1. Tatcha The Water Cream  This is one of the most gentle moisturisers I have ever used on my skin.  Usually, I expect my moisturiser to be a multi-tasker — provide youthful glow, brighten skin, etc. —  but this one only hydrates, yet there is nothing I would replace it for. When nothing else suits my skin, I come back to this. It has earned a permanent place in my skin care stash. Overall, absolutely and highly recommended. Tatcha's products are on a whole different level and worth buying.  MRP: 60 $ for 50 ml and 20 $ for 10 ml Color:

MAC Limited Edition Lip Kit SWATCHES - Twig, Verve, Chili

I am so excited to share my MAC lipstick Haul with all of you! So, this was a limited edition box curated by famous Shreya Jain. The box has 3 full sized lipsticks: Verve, Twig and Chili. I wanted to buy the shade chili and also twig, so buying this box made so much sense as I could save some money and also get two freebies: Samples of Mac fix plus and strobe cream.  M.R.P: 2950 INR Shelf Life: 36 months About the Shades From left to right: 1. Twig : Twig is a slightly cool pink shade which would look great on fair skin tone. On my NC35 skin tone, this shade doesn't look too flattering. It also highlights my dark circles.  2. Verve : Verve is a warm chocolatey brown shade that would look great on almost all skin tones. It looks beautiful on my skin complexion. I see myself wearing this shade a lot.  3. Chili : A bright warm orange, chili is the prettiest shade of all and my favorite. It is perfect for parties, festivals and for all those times when all you need is just a dab of lip

How To Use Facial Razor

An easy to use razor that removes facial hair without causing any pain or cuts.  The first time I used a facial razor, I ended up cutting my skin on various places. It hurt and I was worried that the cut would leave a mark. I was scared to use the razor again, but after a few months, I bought a razor from another brand and realized that it was the best tool to remove facial hair.  Here is my personal experience with the facial razors:  1. The pink razor in the image is from the brand Tinkle. I bought a set of 3 razors from Amazon at 35 INR. This razor has a flat blade and it may cut the skin. In fact, this is the first razor I used and I did get a cut.  2. The sky blue razor in the image is from the brand MINISO. This razor is marketed as brow razor, but it can be used as facial razor as well. I bought a set of 4 razors from Miniso Store at 190 INR. (You can buy this from Amazon as well). Now this razor is a bliss. Unlike Tinkle one, Miniso brow razor has a zig zag blade which is easy

Beauty Glazed Color Board Palette - REVIEW

A 3-in-1 eye shadow palette offering 72 colors to play with, Beauty Glazed Color Board Palette is a highly recommended palette especially for beginners .  Packaging Sturdy book style My Experience I bought this palette because I was bored of my neutral palettes. I wanted to use bright color shadows, but since it was just an experiment, I didn't want to spend a lot on a palette. When I saw this palette, it seemed just the right one for my experiments.  I have been using this palette a lot during my makeup practice sessions and master classes, and I have created a lot of looks with  just this one palette. It is so versatile and easy to carry that I often reach out for it even if I have many other palettes. It has all the shades we usually need: neutrals as well as vibrant ones. It has all textures we need: matte, shimmers as well as foil ones.   (You can check the looks I created with this palette on my Instagram: Look 1:) View this post on Instagram A post share

How To Clean Beauty Blender

There are many YouTube videos on different ways of cleaning beauty blenders. Some can ruin your blender and even reduce its life. So, here is a step by step guide  on how you can clean your beauty blender properly. This is how I was taught to clean it during my makeup classes in Delhi. STEP 1: USE A GENTLE to MILD CLEANSER Take a gentle soap such as Johnson's baby or Dove in your palms, and wet it to create lather.  Don'ts ❌Use oil to clean beauty blenders ❌Soak beauty blender for too long in water ❌Use dishwasher liquid, harsh shampoos, or detergent to clean your beauty blender. Since the beauty blenders are porous in nature, the oil may go into the pores of the sponge and, despite proper cleaning, may clog the pores. (Makes sense, as the same thing happens with our skin too). The dishwasher liquid or shampoo may affect the sponge quality badly and may make the sponge stiff.  For flawless makeup, it is very important to have a squeeshy soft and high quality beauty blender, so

Bio Milk Protein Whitening and Rejuvenating Face Pack

Easy to apply but cumbersome to remove, the product makes far -fetched promises Product Description and Claims : Smoothens wrinkles and lightens skin for visibly fairer, smoother and rejuvenated complexion How to use: Apply evenly over cleansed face, neck and around eyes. Leave on 15-20 min. Rinse with water or damp washcloth. Use daily or as needed. Ingredients : Milk (Protein)-2.0%, Yeast Satva 3.0%, Ankruti Gennum Seeds-1.0 %, Chinna Ghas 2.0%, Neem Bark 2,.0%, Cream base Q.S MRP : 199 INR Qty : 50 g Shelf life : 3 years Color : Opaque White Consistency : Thin, cream like Packaging : The face pack comes in a tiny plastic tub. I would have appreciated if they had given a spatula to take out the desired quantity hygienically. ( Tip : To ensure that the product remains in good condition for a long time, avoid using fingers and use spatula or a wooden spoon to take out the product)   My experience: As I tan pretty fast, I needed a pack to help me de-tan. I bought this pack

The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser – Ole Henriksen

A gentle yet effective foaming cleanser that provides skin brightening, pore cleansing, and other benefits.  Skin type : acne prone, combination About the brand : Named after its Danish founder (a world renowned skin care specialist), Ole Henriksen focuses on designing products that elevate the skin to its very best. The brand takes pride in using the best natural ingredients to provide the highest quality products and is popular specially for its Truth Serum which was also named no.1 anti aging product at Sephora. Product Description : Gently removes make up, dirt, oil, impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. This foaming cleanser contains African red tea extract (rich in antioxidants); vitamin C (brightening and anti-ageing properties) ; carrot seed, orange and grapefruit peel oils (skin nourishment); pumpkin fruit and chamomile extracts to cleanse, brighten, nourish and revive the skin. Gives a spa like experience by invigorating the senses, refreshing the s