Monday, March 23, 2015

Rimmel London LASTING FINISH 25HR POWDER & PRIMER

LASTING FINISH 25HR POWDER & PRIMER





LASTING FINISH 25HR POWDER
 
 
Rimmel has launched new Lasting Finish 25HR Compact Powder as part of its new Lasting Finish range. Compacting all your favourite foundation features into 1 this is a must have product for all Rimmel fans! You decide your desired look…with a dual ‘wet and dry finish’ build your coverage to reach your desired result, day through to night! Rimmel’s dual finish wet and dry powder foundation applies like a powder but covers like a liquid for a medium to full coverage result.  Buildable and adjustable coverage masks imperfections for a flawless finish!! Apply and build your foundation to your desired result with the new compact applicator sponge. The velvet formula ensures you don’t block your pores and with waterproof coverage day through to night, this is the ultimate London accessory!  
 
Dermatologist tested.
 
Shades
Lasting Finish 25H Powder 002
Lasting Finish 25H Powder 003
Lasting Finish 25H Powder 005
 
 
 
Price: 49AED
 
On-Counter: May 2015
 
Point of Sale: Lifestyle, Max, Boots, Carrefour
 



RIMMEL LASTING FINISH PRIMER
 
 
Rimmel knows how to keep your look in place from the office till out with the launch of Lasting Finish Primer. Create a flawless canvas for easy makeup application with new Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer. Visibly blurring and minimizing pores & imperfections, skin instantly feels smoother and appears brighter. Make your makeup last for up to 8 hours longer with Lasting Finish Primer! Recharge your skins moisture all day long and apply it under makeup, over makeup or however you desire. Wear as part of the Lasting Finish range for the ultimate stay put London look.

 
 
 
Price: 35 AED
 
On-Counter: April 2015
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth – Review & swatches

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth 



The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth

If you follow my blog , You would know that I am a HUGE pink/mauve blush fan. I am naturally drawn to anything in general and honest when I saw the glimpse of Instain Blush In Houndstooth, I knew I had to have it.

The Balm Instain Blush In HoundstooththeBalm’s long-wearing, STAINING powder blush is a fashion must have! With six shades, perfect for all seasons and skin tones, it will give your cheeks color that won’t quit.

No one can ignore the uber cute packaging to instain blushes. These come in a super cute magazine- themed packaging. It opens just like a magazine and have a magnetic closure. The huge mirror inside is an added bonus .

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth described as a “mauve.” It’s a medium-dark pink-mauve with a satin finish .It has a matte finish with an incredibly creamy powder texture which makes application so easy. It is really easy to blend. The formula is really pigmented, so I will suggest applying it with light hand, I use my RT blush brush, tab the excess and reapply if required. I love blushes with some good staying power and this baby doesn’t disappoint.  I applied in the afternoon and I came back home around 9 pm and I could still see it intact.They last and stay vibrant all day on my oily skin without retouching.


The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth - Swatch
The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth


The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth
Pros :
  • Pigmented and Soft texture .
  • Beautiful shade ,which will suit medium skintone.
  • Packaging is uber cute and easy to carry around and travel with.
  • Staying power is very impressive
  • Fades evenly
  • No shimmers in the blush . A beautiful satin finish

Cons :
  • tendency to go overboard with the colour if not applied carefully
  • Bit  pricey
  • They are not easily available in Pakistan

OVERALL : It is a beautiful blush, I would say perfect for days , when you want minimal makeup but want a nice pop of color on your cheeks. It’s a  a soft and subtle colour, and will go with  almost any look you create . 

Price & Availability : theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush costs $22.00 and be ordered through http://www.thebalm.com or you can pre-order through any facebook pages like Makeup and accessories, HASH etc

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

L'oreal Color Riche Pure Reds - Eva & Freida [Review,Swatches]

L'Oreal Pure Reds Lipstick in Freida & Eva

L'oreal Pakistan recently launched the international range of Color riche exclusive Pure Reds. The collection has some delicious matte lip colors.

custom-made, enriching matte red shades that are tailored to every skin tone.
A matte that reveals red's colour intensity. Enriched with velvet spheres, pure pigments and jojoba oils, lips feel more hydrated after applying.
There are five drool worthy shades. Each shade has been inspired by some of L'oreal Paris ambassadors worldwide.

  • JLO - Pure Rouge
  • Liya - Pure Scarlato 
  • Eva - Pure Brick
  • Blake -Pure Ruby
  • Frieda - Pure Amaranths 

I have two shades from #purered range to share Mt reviews on today Eva & Freida. If you follow me on social media than you must know that how much I was loving the look of Freida? The beautiful bright pink caught my eyes immediately.

L'Oreal Pure Reds Lipstick in Eva & Freida - Applied 

Eva Lonoria's shade is a beautiful brick red . Its kind of shade I normally don't wear and it looked pretty "eh" in the tube BUT boy O boy it looks so much stunning on lips. Its kind of shade which instantly perks up your whole look. L'oreal pure red in Eva is very Marsala-ish and its is very flattering and staying power is 5-6 hours on me.

Freida Pinto's is a Fushica Red, the shade screams Fun to me.  The formula is not opaque and as much matte as Evan and there is slight sheen. Of course you pat lips with a tissue that'll give a matte finish. This is kind of shade which brightens up the whole face. The staying power is 3-4 hours.

L'Oreal Pure Reds Lipstick in Eva & Freida 

L'Oreal Pure Reds Lipstick in Eva - Freida 

L'Oreal Pure Reds Lipstick in Eva - Freida (Swatches)

The lipsticks come in classic matte black packaging with the touch of gold. The texture of both lipstick is creamy , soft although these are matte but didn't notice any tugging or pulling .They feel very light weight and comfortable on the lips . I didn't notice any setteling into fine line or drying out lips like some other matte lipsticks.  Overall I am loving these and I see myself wearing these shades over and over again . If there is one thing which holds me back from buying more shades is price range . These babies cost PKR 1800. L'oreal Exclusive Color Riche Collection of Pure Reds is available nationwide and can be purchased from all leading makeup stores. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

#IpsyLove - February Ipsy


This months ipsy bag gets a thumbs up from me. I simply love everything I got and I know I I'll be using each and everything. One thing I've noticed is that they are now coming up with really cute looking bags and this one isn't exception. The bag is not only cute but pretty spacious too. 

How it works: Ipsy sends their subscribers four or five cosmetic, hair, and skincare products.  Each bag also includes exclusive coupon and discount codes for the products or companies featured in it, which is nice.  $10 a month for a rolling subscription, which can be canceled anytime, or $110 for a yearly commitment.

Things I received in my February Ipsy bag :

  • Model co blush cheek powder in cosmopolitan 
  • Luxie large angled blush brush 
  • Rob scheppy for 'tini beauty in pearl fizz 
  • Cargo cosmetics in angula 
  • Hey Hobey take it off exfoliating peel off mask


How to get ipsy in Pakistan:? You can contact Makeup & Accessories , But please keep in mind that there is usually a wait list 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Rimmel London Velvet Matte Nail Polish


Rimmel London Velvet Matte Nail Polish



Oozing catwalk-cool, the collection’s five rich shades are seriously sumptuous. No matte-r which hue you choose, your fingers will be firmly on the fashion pulse. Indulge in sultry nail noir with slate grey Velvet Touch #013. Add a decadent touch of crimson with Sumptuous Red #014.  Bring on the blues with the dark cobalt tones of Midnight Kiss #015. Give nails a seductive vamp look with Purple Opulence #016. And work modern Goth-chic with inky black Matte-itude #017.

This ultra-covetable matte nail colour has a suitably deluxe design. The contemporary glass bottle is embellished with sophisticated silver foil artwork that spells out ‘Velvet Matte’ in an über-elegant font. The pack is topped with a slanted black cap that is embossed with the distinctive Rimmel crown. You’ll want to get your hands on every bottle!

Gloss be gone - it’s time to make a matte nail statement! Join the velvet revolution with Rimmel Velvet Matte. Get the London look.

RIMMEL VELVET MATTE NAIL COLLECTION

Discover a new take and finish on nails. Rimmel introduces new Velvet Matte, the ultimate velvety matte nail collection in the most opulent must-have shades of the season. Who needs shine when you can have nails with real matte-itude?! Get the London look.

Shades:
Velvet Touch #013
Sumptuous Red #014
Midnight Kiss #015
Purple Opulence #016

Price:AED26
Point Of Sale: Carrefour, Boots, Lifestyle, Max

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#WeeklyEssential - 03

Its time for desi weddings and explore new favourites . The products I am talking about today are some of my mostly used in past few weeks. They work perfectly if used together for a complete daytime look or used individually


Elizabeth and James - Nirvana Black :I got the Elizabeth and James rollerball duo this December. The has both versions but I am in LOVE with nirvana black. When I first sniffed it , it reminded me a lot of Viktor & Rolf flower bomb. Both smell strong and musky. This works wonderfully if paired with white one. They both create perfect balance between feminine and masculine.

MAC Retro Matte - Flat Out Fabulous :
This is really a fabulous lipstick. A beautiful "bright pink plum" . Its bright but not in your face kinda bright and will equally fabulous on fair and tan complexions. My second bright absolutely MAC favorite lipstick ,Moxie being first. 
L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara is one of products which made it to my weekly favorites.It took me sometime to fall in love with the mascara but Boy ! i am 60% sure that it can be my HG mascara #2, first one being Bourjous volume clubbing mascara.It gives my barely there lashes , bit of volume ,curl and makes them appear naturally thick, If used with an eyelash curler, the pairing could result in beautiful looking lashes, One con though , if you aren’t careful , it can clump the lashes.
MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation (NC35) : I love my MAC studio fix fluid more than any other foundations I own but I wanted something light for daytime / everyday wear. Its an excellent option for those who have dry skin and want (dewy) light- medium coverage. 
Beauty Blender (Original)This is by far BEST foundation/blending sponge I've tried so far. It cists more than 2000PKR and I gotta admit its worth every paisa. I have had it for almost a year now ,it still works great. The reason I have been loving it because before I was using my sigms F80 and elf flat top brush ,which would do nothing to dry patches on my face but with this I don't have to worry about anything. It makes my foundation look flawless. 
Misslyn Powder Blush #34 Pink Peach : A blush with beautiful pattern and soft texture. A soft coral matte blush .  Misslyn is a European brand which now available at all major cities as well as online at daraz.pk 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rimmel Introduces New Provocalips Lip Colour

RIMMEL PROVOCALIPS LIP COLOUR

Rimmel introduces new Provocalips, an exclusive two-step lip colour that locks in hi-impact colour with incredible shine and moisture. Go wild without a trace - your lips won’t tell!
The slim double-ended Provocalips pack looks lip-smackingly good! One end is opaquely coloured to match the shade inside; the other is white and covered in mischievous lips! The central section, which houses two slanted-tipped applicators, is sleek black and embellished with the distinctive Rimmel logo. See it, love it, get it!
Step one: Apply the colour to bare lips and allow to dry.
Step two: Apply the clear gloss top coat to lock in colour, moisture and shine.

·         The intense, vibrant colour lasts for up to 16 hours – it’s kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof, only coming off when you want it to.  
·         The non-drying, lightweight formula is ultra-comfortable to wear. Lips feel smooth and moisturised.
The 10 seductively rich Provocalips shades are designed to bring out your inner-femme fatale.  Do you… Dare to Pink #110 (rose tint), get ready to Pucker Up #120 (pink rose), you Little Minx #310 (Fuchsia). Why don’t you Kiss Me You Fool #500 (bright red) as seen on our very own Rimmel gal, Georgia May Jagger who runs around with her boyfriend in East London causing trouble with those kiss proof lips! Whichever provocative mood you’re in, there’s a shade for you.

Shades:          PINK/ROSE                 Dare to Pink #110
                                                            Pucker Up #120
                        MAUVE/ROSE                       I’ll Call You #200
                                                            Kiss Fatal #230
                        FUCHSIA                     Little Minx #310
                        RED                             Kiss Me You Fool #500
                                                            Play With Fire #550
                        BEIGE/BROWN/        Heart Breaker #750
                        NATURAL                   Make Your Move #730
                                                            Skinny Dipping #700

Recommended Retail Price:         AED47
Point of Sale (ME):  Carrefour, Lifestyle, Max, Boots







.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream & Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion




Living in a world of extremes, your skin encounters heat, cold, changing climates and pollution on a daily basis.
Coupled with travel, stress and extremes, you and your skin must be able to adapt – with more resilience than ever to fight the first signs of aging.
For 2015, La Prairie expands the collection to include Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream, fighting the first signs of aging around the eye area and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion, a light-as-air daily moisturizer.  By way of the collection namesake ingredient, Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, and new ingredients formulated specifically into the new launches, La Prairie brings your skin resilience to fight the first signs of aging like never before.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Royal Revolution by Katy Perry


"In some ways wearing fragrance is like putting on an invisible suit of luxurious armor. I want Royal Revolution to inspire women to make their own rules and embrace the idea that beauty and inner confidence can come together to become your secret weapon.”
- Katy Perry



Katy Perry doesn’t break the rules; she makes the rules. Her unconventional artistic vision is at the core of her newest fragrance.

Introducing

Killer Queen’s Royal Revolution by Katy Perry

A fragrance that is as beautiful as it is bold, as royal as it is rebellious.

The Fragrance
  
Top Notes
Pink Freesia
Pomegranate

Middle Notes
Sandalwood
Orange Flower
Jasmine Petals

Base Notes
Black Thorn
Skin Musk

Vanilla Orchid
Tantalizing top notes of pink freesia kissed by the nectar of ruby-red pomegranate captivate the senses. Middle notes of sandalwood balanced with sheer orange flower and velvety jasmine petals create a soft, delicate floral heart guarded by the Mystical Blackthorn. Sexy musk and soft vanilla orchid linger on the skin, ensuring an unrivaled and unforgettable dry-down.

Known in the Dark Ages for its magical powers and used in spells of impenetrable protection, the Mystical Blackthorn epitomizes the balance of feminine beauty and wild rebellion with its delicate white flowers protected by its prickly ebony bark.





The Bottle

Inspired by the beauty, strength and intensity of a royal sapphire the bottle mesmerizes with multiple facets and brilliant shades of blue. The cap in an armor inspired gun-metal tone portrays fearless courage while showcasing Katy Perry’s custom royal crest.


The Collection*

Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum 100 ml : 265AED
Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum 50 ml : 195AED
Katy Perry Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz:  $49
Katy Perry Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz  :$59.00



Point of sale:
UAE- Wojooh, Sephora, Areej, and all major retailers.
Worlswide : Macys ,Ulta





Saturday, February 21, 2015

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania Review ,Swatch

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Transylvania
After seeing endless photos on my intsa and facebook feed, I could'nt resisted and decided to find out what's that hype is all about after all. I was totally drawn towards two not-so-easy to find shades NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania and Monte Carlo. Today i will be talking about NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania. 
Nyx says : Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania is a deep plum-burgandy 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Transylvania-Swatch

Okay i will be honest , This particular shade is totally out of my comfort zone and i know i would hardly ever wear it . But i am a beauty blogger and a lipstick hoarder so i paid more than retail for this just because i got sucked in the hype. I wore it with slightly smoky eyes and posted a selfie on my instagram,Surprisingly everyone loved it. So i am going to keep it.
The texture is very silky and soft but application is another story. If you don't exfoliate prior than it may look very patchy. I prefer  using a dark lipliner underneath and if you have dry lips , i recommend using a lipblam as well.I have applied two layers in the above photo . When you are layering it make sure that the previous one is dry completely. The finish is matte, you can always apply a gloss over it but application of a gloss on top will reduce the transfer-resistance . It comes off with any good makeup remover. 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Transylvania

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Monte Carlo & Transylvania-Swatches

PROS:
If you are into matte lipstick.
If you are into trends and like deep shades
Great color
Feels Very comfortable on lips
Its non sticky

CONS
Drying
Hard to apply evenly when layering
Sinks a little bit into lines



Although from my review it may seem, i wasnt very fond of the product but honestly i am digging the matte look these days and have already ordered some everyday shade as well as Copenhagen .But if you want something similar available locaaly then go for DMGM photofix lipcolors (review here)

I got mine from a facebook seller for PKR.1000 , you can get NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream from beautyjoint.com for approx $6 and their shipping is worldwide . 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Shade 10 - Review & Swatches

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick: Shade 10


I am FINALLY reviewing my HG red lipstick which i have been raving,talking and mentioning for quite a while now. Its Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in shade 10.

Kate Moss Lasting Finish LipsticksRimmel’s cult classic Lasting Finish Lipstick has been redefined with Kate’s glamorous style. A collection of 15 striking shades is now infused with Black Diamond. This unique formula boasts light-reflecting power – adding depth to every pout so that you ooze the same confidence and impact on entry as Kate.
This is a blue-based ruby red which I believe looks stunning on my medium tan skin tone. 

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick: Shade 10
Rimmel london 1000 kisses lip liner in red dynamite , Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in big bang swatch, rimmel london by kate lasting finish lipstick in #10 swatch

My obsession with Red lipstick started when I first bought Rimmel London Kate Moss lasting lipstick in #10 last year and it instantly became my go to lipstick , I literally wore it like every day & got so many complement during my trip to India.I love the formula and staying power of this, It’s not matte nor glossy ,I would say semi matte with slight sheen.

I usually pair Rimmel London lasting finish 1000 kisses lip liner in red dynamite and some mascara and remember Red lipstick is a statement piece, almost an accessory. As such a bold statement, it is important to keep the rest of your makeup toned down. It costs less than 1000 and I have already bought a backup. One red I approve for desi skin tones.

I was so in love with this shade that I bought a bunch of other shsades which I will be reviewing soon on my blog. 

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks costs approx PKR 850 and can be purchased from stores all across the nation. You can also get Rimmel london products online from Just4girls.pk and Beautyarena,pk

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Marc Jacobs presents: Daisy Dream The Perfect gift for mother’s day  

Mother's Day is here again. Of the many people who add value to our lives, a mother is undoubtedly the most special.
And just like every year, you want to get her something special, something better than the previous year. Just like every time, you are looking for the perfect gift to show her how much you’re grateful for everything she has done to you since you were born, and how much you honor your relationship.
 
They say that a mother’s perfume arrives long before she does. Well this year, share your love for beauty with your mother by getting her Marc Jacob’s delightful fragrance, Daisy. Fresh and feminine, radiant and enchanting, daisy’s sparkling scent matches perfectly a mother’s comfort and warmtH

THE FRAGRANCE

LIGHT AND AIRY, DAISY DREAM IS BOTH FLORAL AND FRUITY. THE FRAGRANCE CAPTIVATES WITH DELECTABLE TOP NOTES OF BLACKBERRY, FRESH GRAPEFRUIT AND SUCCULENT PEAR. THE HEART IMPARTS A RICH, FEMININE JASMINE, NOTES OF LYCHEE AND BLUE WISTERIA. A DREAMY DRYDOWN OF WHITE WOODS, MUSKS AND COCONUT WATER. 


TOP: BLACKBERRY, GRAPEFRUIT, PEAR

HEART: JASMINE, LYCHEE, BLUE WISTERIA

BASE: WHITE WOODS, MUSKS, COCONUT WATER


FRAGRANCE HOUSE: FIRMENICH 

PERFUMER: ALBERTO MORILLAS

fragrance developed in collaboration with marc jacobs and ann gottlieb.



PRICE LIST:
100ml : 395AED
50ml: : 310AED


POINT OF SALE:
Wojooh, Sephora, Areej, and all major retailers.
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