Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Essence eyebrow gel & Essence precise brush - Review

Essence eyebrow gel brown– colour & shape

I first spotted these at AL Fatah (D.H.A) in mid-May, I was in rush so I didn’t stop to get one although I dreamed about them later. These are a great alternative to the ABH dip brow at a fraction of the cost.

Essence eyebrow gel - colour and shape! perfectly emphasize and shape your brows without any stickiness with the eyebrow gel. the gel has a pleasant powdery finish and offers long-lasting results. especially easy to apply with the essence precise eyeliner brush

Price: 560/PKR
Availability: In Pakistan Essence is available online at just4girls.pk and daraz.pk  as well as in all leading stores .In USA its available at Ulta (instore & online)

I am certainly enjoying the Essence eye brow gel. It is quick and easy product to fill in your eyebrows using the precise angled brush by essence.It gives me more natural looking eyebrows. The texture is gel/wax sand more on the sheerer side and it’s not at creamy as ABH dip brow if we may compare and so it needs little more blending with a spoolie. If you are new to the eyebrow game, this is will be your best friend , because it is easy on pocket and since it isn’t insanely pigmented, you have to build up the color that makes it easy to forgive if you made a wrong stroke ;)  Its not quite waterproof or smudge proof so It comes off easily if you wash your face or using makeup remover wipes/liquids.I use ABH clear brow gel at the end to set it and it does make it last longer. It's buildable,affordable and looks natural. 

Essence eyebrow gel brown– colour & shape

Essence eyebrow gel brown– colour & shape

Essence eyebrow gel brown
Swatches L-R , Essence brow gel Brown,ABH dipbrow Chocolate
Before & After Essence brow gel in brown.

As you can see from the before & after photo above that eyebrow gel gives a natural but defines look. I use the Essence precise eyeliner brush, run it through the gel, I start applying at the top in upward strokes, going towards center and then the bottom.

Essence precise eyeliner brush  -perfection! an improved version of the original gel eyeliner brush. super accurate, this eyeliner brush is suitable for the application of gel eyeliners as well as creamy eyeshadow or expressive pigments. comes in a practical pouch with a side opening for easier removal of the brush. 

Price: Approx 280/PKR
Availability: In Pakistan Essence is available online at just4girls.pk and daraz.pk  as well as in all leading stores .In USA its available at Ulta (instore & online)

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this brush, shall we? The brush is indeed very adorable looking with the floral print on the mint body. This is perfect to fill in eyebrows,eyeliner no matter you are doing winged liner , pinup,Arabic, cat eyes, dramatic or keeping it simple everyday. The angles brush draw razor thin lines to bold dramatic thick lines.I am mainly using it for the eyebrows ,it makes brows so easy to do. I own regular essence angled brush which i use with my gel liners.This comes with an amazing price ,easy to wash & clean,no shedding or bleeding of bristles, and the pouch makes it easier to carry it for vacations or travelling .

A match made in heaven , I keep reviewing essence products and i keep insisting you all to go and check them out. They keep coming out with some amazing affordable products. Not everyone can have a heart to spend $20 on a dipbrow , so essence eyebrow gel is a great alternative and the brush is a beauty. It is pretty and so multi tasker.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

LORAC PRO Contour Palette with PRO Contour Brush

LORAC PRO Contour Palette with PRO Contour Brush $45

LORAC PRO Contour Palette with PRO Contour Brush 

Available in stores 6/28/2015

Go PRO with LORAC PRO Contour Palette! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette contains 2 matte highlighters, 1 shimmer highlighter and 3 matte contour shades to easily create perfectly sculpted features. LORAC's velvety-smooth, blendable highlighting and contouring powders are oil and fragrance free and are ultra-pigmented so you can highlight and contour, just like a PRO. PRO Contour Palette comes complete with an exclusive, custom PRO Contour Brush. The unique dome shape allows for effortless precision and control, a PRO must-have! Made from synthetic material, the PRO brush hair is hygienic and easy to clean between applications.


  • Beige Highlight
  • Yellow Highlight
  • Shimmer Highlight
  • Light Contour
  • Deep Contour
  • Medium Contour

How to Use-

These universal colors can be used individually or blended together to highlight and contour all skin tones. For detailed instructions, see the PRO Contour Booklet included.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Diorskin Poudre Shimmer Ultra Shimmering All Over Face Powder

Dior Diorskin Rose Diamond Poudre Shimmer 
Dior Rose Diamond  is A magical shimmering pressed powder from Dior. Dior introduces Diorskin Shimmer Star, a light-filled pressed powder enriched with Jeweled Microdust™. These five micro-shimmering tones set off sparks of brilliance, highlighting your complexion. The ultra-fine, super-blendable formula virtually fuses with your skin for a sheer, radiant luminosity.
Dior Rose Diamond - pearl/ pink/ mauve/ soft plum/ pink

The Dior Rose Diamond skin shimmer is part of Dior star family . The same family which Dior amber diamonds belong to Diorskin shimmer star family . I bought Rose shimmer powder quite a long time ago and i have been using it quite often as you can see from the usage. Initially i wanted to buy the amber diamond but typical me who is always attracted towards pinky/mauvy cheek s products , I got the Rose Diamonds . Yes i know the price is steep but i think its worth the price But If you want more color i will suggest you to check out Rose. But If you want more of a bronzy look, go for Amber. The packaging is classic and sturdy . It comes in a beautiful navy compact with a huge mirror.

diorskin poudre shimmer rose diamond

The product itself is Soft and finely milled.I was scared that it might little more glittery but on application , i noticed that there are no obvious glitter in highlighter but beautiful sheen.But ofcourse blending the highlighter is the key to most natural effect. It gives pearlescent baby pink glow.I see myself reaching for it usually when I am using a matte blush like Nars amour or Illamasqua Excite.  Its quite versatile in my opinion. I use it as a highlighter but lighter skin tones can certainly use it as blush as it gives  little bit of colour as well as shimmer . When i am using it ,I swirl my brush around all shades and then I sweep it over my cheekbones, and then very lightly across the bridge of my nose and my forehead or cupid bow. I love the way it looks . It also photographs really well. Dior Rose Diamond shimmer lasts almost 6-8 hours on me.

In below photo Left without flash - Right With flash
diorskin poudre shimmer rose diamond -applied

diorskin poudre shimmer rose diamond

diorskin poudre shimmer rose diamond

diorskin poudre shimmer rose diamond

diorskin poudre shimmer rose diamond

Do i recommend - Yes i know the price is steep but i think its worth the price But If you want more color i wil suggest you to check out Rose. But If you want more of a bronzy look, go for Amber.
Price - $44.00

Monday, June 15, 2015

Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks: Rose,Orchid, Hydrangea

In coming few weeks,you would be seeing quite few lipsticks reviews . Today it's Revlon ultra HD lipsticks review day. I think Revlon makes some if not all amazing lip products. I love their super lustrous lipsticks, you are aware of my love for their kissable lipstains and we all know their what a rage colorbusrt lipsticks and lip butters were. So whatever Revlon launches esp lipsticks, they instantly grab everyone's attention. Being a lipstick hoarder how could I not review Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks. These lipsticks promise to deliver revolutionary, high definition colour in a special gel formula to provide maximum colour payoff without the heavy feel

Your world, in true, vibrant color. Break free of dull, muted shades and broadcast your lips in high-definition with NEW Revlon Ultra HD™ Lipstick. From the leaders in lip comes this game-changing new lipstick formulated with Revlon’s wax-free high-definition gel technology that allows for true color clarity in one smooth coat.
Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks are available in 14 trend setting shades. I currently own three and the shades i have , all contain shimmer. 
  • Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Rose is a soft pink with shimmer . Very MLBB shade 
  • Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Hydrangea is a Coral pink with silver micro shimmer. 
  • Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Orchid is a cool toned blue based pink with shimmer 

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Rose-Swatch 
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Hydrangea-Swatch 
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Orchid-Swatch 
Revlon Ultra lipsticks look very similar to the Revlon lip butter and formula is moisturizing like them so I am assuming these might be the upgraded versions of the lip butters. The formula is very unique, my first thought when I saw the lipsticks were, these don’t look so pigmented but I was wrong. They look like lipsticks, feels like a lip-gloss and they make my lips looking supple and plump. You need 2-3 good swipes to get the accurate color. The formula is beautiful, it applies with pulling or tugging and no streaking. It doesn’t accentuate fine line nor dry out lips. You can see from the swatches that i am not wearing any lipblam and yet these are moisturizing . The finish is glossy but they don't have much of slip like the lip butters had. Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks lasts 2-3 hours on me without eating or drinking .

Packaging is looks beautiful no doubt. It looks very elegant and expensive but its prone to accidents. Like if you twisting the lipstick cap up or down, you can easily nick the lipstick bullet or smear it to the sides.  The lid is clear , making it easier to spot the shades. 
Among the three shades i own, my absolute favorite is Rose,which is a beautiful rosy pink, which is almost like a MLBB shade on me. All of the shades are very beautiful and perfect for summer. The Hydrangea is a very summer-ish coral shade which is suit any skintone and Orchid is one of those shade which brightens up the whole look . All the shades i have micro shimmer which is very fine and bearly noticeable on lips.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks L-R Rose,Hydrangea,Orchid -Swatches

Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks: Rose,Orchid, Hydrangea 

PriceAED 52 / $8.99-$9 
Availability: I am not sure when Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks lanches in Pakistan but i will update this post once i have more information on that. 
Ulta , Target, Walgreens and at Revlon retailors. 
Boots , 
Lifestyle & Beauty Bay; Boots; Carrefour (City Centre & MOE)); Debenhams; Max Retail; Avenue; Top Note Salam Studio; Life Group; Safeer Group.
SelectionRevlon Ultra HD Lipsticks are available in 14 trend setting shades

OverallI enjoy using the  new Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks.. I love how they feel moisturizing on the lips and make them look supple and plump. I see myself wearing these throughout summer because they don't feel heavy on the lips and The secret is in the clear gel base which provides a weightless feel with a smoother, more even application than traditional wax-based lipsticks.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wet n Wild Megalast Lipcolor Swatches, Photos & Review

Wet n Wild Megalast Lipcolor Swatches, Photos & Review 

I am fan of Wet n Wild brand in gerenal , they have some really amazing makeup products, If Sleek Makeup is my Favorite British Budget brand then Wet 'n' Wild is my U.S favorite budget brand. I have only few of Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors but o'boy i wish i had like all of them because they come in some really gorgeous stunning shades
Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors Lips take center stage! This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.

Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors swatches- Smokin Hot Pink, Spiked with Rum,Pinkerbell, Putty Persimmon, Mauve outta Here
The shades i own are

  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega 907C Mauve Outta Here is a medium pink with a purple undertone
  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Matte 900B pink suga is a yellow-based nude
  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in 901B Think Pink is a is a cool toned pink
  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolor 905D Smokin' Hot Pink is a bright rasberry pink (quite similar to MAC moxie)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in 915B Spiked with rum is a brown tones rose with hint of rose 
  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in 968 Pinker bell is a neon Pink ( quite similar to Mac viva glam Nicki)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in 970 Purty Persimmon is acwatm toned orange with hint of red.
The shade i use most of the above are Mauve outta Here ,Spiked with rum and Smokin Hot Pink . These shades complement my skin wonderfully.And the Smokin Hot pink is the closet dupe for MAC moxie in my collection . The Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors are creamy , applies smoothly ,pigmented so they are really opaque But could be little drying on those who have naturally dry lips without a lip balm. The lipsticks dont have any smell. The packaging is very basic but for the price i dont have any complaints.One thing is absolutely love about these lipstics is that for the mmatte,these are very comfortable on lips. 


Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors swatches - R-L Pink Sugar Think Pink, Smokin Hot Pink,Mauve outta here,

Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors swatches- Smokin Hot Pink, Spiked with Rum,Pinkerbell, Putty Persimmon, Mauve outta Here


Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors swatches - Think Pink, Pink Sugar, Mauve outta here,Smokin Hot Pink

Price : $1.99 / PKR 495 But prices may vary
Where to buy : Its available easily in the USA Drugstores, like CVS, Walgreens
Online -drugstore.com ,beautyjoint.com
Pakistan - You can order through Just4girls.pk or preorder through any Facebook page.

Do I recommend ?  Well a big fat YES!! The Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipcolors are creamy , applies smoothly ,pigmented so they are really opaque But could be little drying on lips without a lip balm and above all the come with an affordable price tag.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Odho Cosmetics - Review , Swatch & Photos

Atiqa Odho is a popular and talented model and actress of Pakistani industry. In 2003, Atiqa Odho introduced her cosmetics brand names as Odho cosmetics. I remember buying my first red back in 2005(?) from HKB ,Lahore and it was an ODHO lipstick. I was smitten by the beautiful ruby red but my cousin loved the shade so much, she took it from me. After couple of years, the brand started to go in background maybe lack of advertising or marketing but i am glad that they picked up the pace and now we are seeing many Pakistani bloggers review on them. Nothing makes me happy more than to see a local brand offering some good affordable products . I was sent some of the stuff from "Odho cosmetics" and here is the review. 

Odho Eyeshadows
ODHO Single pressed eye shadows (ASPE)

  • Sweet dreams is a bronze with peach undertone.
  • Antique Rose is a cool tones true Barbie pink
  • Remember me is a bright Peach with hint of orange
  • Glacier is Gunmetal

The single pressed eye shadows apply best with fingers over a decent eye primer. I simply dab it over any eye shadow base, I also use MAC paint pots too. These come in variety of shades, some are easy to work with and some are little powdery/Crumbly. Among the four I currently own ‘antique rose” was little more crumbly and had fallouts compared to the rest. My favorite is sweet dreams.The packaging is standard round pots with a decent sized min mirror and a brush in the Bottom compartment. Odho Single pressed eye shadows (ASPE) costs PKR 250/-
Atiq Odho Eye Shadows Swatches L-R Sweet Dreams,Remember Me,Antique Rose,Glacier

ODHO Loose Shimmer eye shadows (ASLE)

  • Peridot is a shimmery olive
  • Aquamarine is a shimmery blue with purple undertone
  • Garnet is a shimmery copper with red/brown undetone

If you have been looking for super shimmery eyeshades to rock o desi weddings than look no further, these small jars are pure magic. Apply them over any glitter base( I recommend krylon glitter eye shadow base). These look gorgeous applied all over alone or paired with some other powder eye shadows or simply smoked out with an intense black for a glamorous look.They come in a small jar with red signature cap. Odho Loose Shimmer eye shadows (ASLE) costs PKR 250/-

Atiqa Odho ASLE (loose shimmer)Eye Shadow- Swatches L-R Aquamarine,Peridot,Garnet

Odho Lipsticks 

  • Bashful is a mud brown (cream finish)
  • Pleasure is a pinkish nude (Shimmer)
  • Peaceful is Jewel toned Purple (Metallic)

 A woman has many shades to her personality; She is passionate, bold, romantic, bashful, playful, yet always beautiful. Finally here is a range of powerful lipsticks that match every colour in your life

Within family of four shades Red/Pink/Orange/Brown are 40 obvious colours that makeup the perfect range of lipsticks. Odho lipsticks are animal fat free/lead free / Perfume free, in short making the whole lipstick range halal. The lipstick comes in a golden bullet with red caps. I have to say i do like the packaging. These lipsticks come in different formulas. I felt the one with glitter "Pleasure" was the most wearable shade but unfortunately the glitter was way too gritty and i didn't like how it felt on my lips.The bashful is very 90s inspired shade. These are creamy and pigmented, some shades are less creamier than other like the glitter ones . Also i felt the lipsticks were little drying and accentuated fine line. But overall i feel the formula needs little improvement for the price. Odho lipsticks costs PKR676/-

Atiqa Odho Lipsticks - Swatches L-R Peaceful,Pleasure,Bashful

Over all i do recommend the eye products since for me they were the clear winner, Regarding lipsticks maybe the shades were little off for my taste or the formula, i have to say , i didnt love them as much as i was hoping for.Odho cosmetics is available in all major cities and you can check out list of stores/cities HERE .

Monday, May 11, 2015



It’s that time of the year to show up with a gorgeously tanned skin in any occasion. It’s what women want and can now get regardless of the season. Breaking the tradition, MAKE UP FOR EVER revolutionized its bronzing powder with PRO Bronze Fusion for a luminous and naturally tanned complexion.

PRO Bronze Fusion $36 /AED180
Developed with a breakthrough formula, the NEW PRO Bronze Fusion is a waterproof and sweatproof gel-compact bronzer that delivers a natural sun-kissed effect in just minutes. Its light compact texture melts instantly into the skin giving a boost in a silky smooth effect with no powdery finish. Not only this, its waterproof characteristic allows for a longer and optimal hold in any weather condition without leaving a trace or streaks. 

The bronzer is developed in faraway codes than the traditional ones; less classic, more unexpected from golden to copper, all to portray a woman with magnetic beauty. It is available in 6 shades and 2 finishes – Luminous matte for an undetectable nude finish and lightly iridescent for a warm, glowing complexion.



#10M Honey
#20M Sand
#30M Sienna

#15I Amber
#25I Cinnamon
#35I Caramel

PRO Bronze Fusion Kabuki Brush $30 /AED150
Specifically developed for the application of PRO Bronze Fusion, the PRO Bronze Fusion Kabuki brush allows for an ultra-natural makeup result without leaving streaks. Its perfect combination of straight and wavy fibers guarantees you looking tanned and not like you are wearing a bronzer by taking just the right amount and applying it with no risk of application lines.


Masarrat Misbah launches Pakistan’s first Halal Certified Makeup

Masarrat Makeup available nationwide and online from the brand’s e-store 

[Karachi: April 18, 2015]: Masarrat Misbah, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and one of the pioneers of the hair and beauty industry of Pakistan with the Depilex Group which hosts Pakistan’s largest chain of salons, Depilex Beauty Clinic and Institute, today announces the launch of her makeup line Masarrat Misbah Makeup MMMakeup.
MM Makeup is the first Halal Certified Makeup brand to launch in Pakistan, not using any haram animal substances or intoxicants in the entire product range.
MM Makeup has become a reality after two years of research, primarily focused on color range best adapted for the Asian skin tone, climate and complexion, with an emphasis on textures, colors, pigments and most importantly formulations.” explains Masarrat Misbah.
When asked about why she chose to create her own line of makeup, she responded, “It’s time that the beauty of a Pakistani woman be acknowledged for what it truly is and for her to know that when she applies my makeup, it was made especially for her”
Misbah’s journey started more than three decades ago when her passion for beauty and grooming led her to establishing Depilex, which has today grown to become a beauty empire. She is the force behind the country’s leading hair and beauty brands; the Depilex Beauty Clinic, Depilex Institute, The Lounge by Depilex Men, Depilex Live, Depilex Health CenterSanté the Salon, Depilex Smile Again Foundation and most recently the Depilex College of Cosmetology, under the ever growing umbrella of the Depilex Group of Companies.
For the unveiling of the MM Makeup E-storeMasarrat Misbah said, “With the launch of MasarratMakeup.com we are introducing MM Makeup across Pakistan, we are providing round-the-clock access to everyone from the convenience of their own homes – keeping in mind the ‘women of today’ for whom MM Makeup has been developed for.”
MM Makeup is currently available for customers in Pakistan only, for cash on delivery purchases, and will be available online for international and credit card customers, as well as at leading outlets across Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad by June 2015

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kate Moss Rimmel Lipsticks 34,37, 38 Spring/Summer 2015

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks

The Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks are absolutely phenomenal and they are my favorite drugstores lipstick as well as they are great value for money.If you have been reading my blog, you would know Shade 10 is one of my HG red lipstick.Whenever I wear it ,I get complements. Rimmel have recently released five new shades in the Kate Moss range .

Say aloha to the season’s hottest hues. Inspired by palm-fringed beaches and magenta sunsets, Kate has created a sizzling array of trend-setting shades that bring the Caribbean to Camden and Hawaii to Hoxton. Her luscious line-up of sunlit pinks, captivating corals and vibrant vermilions perfectly captures all the fun of lazing under a sultry sun. Rock your summer style like Kate!

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks-Applied (top to bottom ,34,38&37)

Brighten up your summer! Rimmel introduces its new Kate Bright Collection for lips, created by Rimmel muse and style guru Kate Moss. Inspired by exotic shores, the tropical palette will jet-set you to the sun-kissed destination of your dreams. Do brights like Kate! Get the London look.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate 5 new shades created by Kate Moss
New #034 – Bubblegum pink 
New #035 – Rose pink 
New #036 – Fuchsia 
New #037 – Coral/orange 
New #038 – Pink nude 

I own three shades from this range , 34 is true to shade description, a cool toned barbie pink ,which will suit someone with fair complexion because it washes me out. My absolutely favorite are shade #37 and #38. The #37 reminds me so much of Mac lipstick in hibscus from surf baby collection and #38 is a flattering peachy nude on me.  Just like original lasting finish lipsticks, they are semi matte and bright/bold shades lasts good 5-6 hours on me, the lighter shades lasts approx 3-4 hours. True to the original Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate formula with black diamonds, the Kate Bright Collection delivers high intensity colour that lasts for up to eight long hours.

Nothing sets off brights like black. The collection is presented in a super-chic matte black pack. Kate is proud to put her name to every vivid shade, the lid bears her distinctive signature in striking red.  

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks Left -Right 34,38 & 37

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks

Recommended Retail Price: 850Pkr/$4.50-$5 /49 aed 

Point Of Sale: Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks can be purchased superstores across Pakistan , in UAE Carrefour, Boots, Lifestyle, 
USA , available at all drugstore and at Ulta

The Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks are absolutely phenomenal and they are my favorite drugstores lipstick as well as they are great value for money.If you have been reading my blog, you would know Shade 10 is one of my HG red lipstick.Whenever I wear it ,I get complements. Rimmel have recently released five new shades in the Kate Moss range .The formula is pigmented, applies smoothly and creamy (The lighter shades have tendency to apply patchy), and i personally love the sweet scent. I own like almost dozen of these . Overall, I love it!

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