Saturday, June 5, 2010

illamasqua Cream Blusher Promise - Review

Throughout the past few months , i have become obsessed with cream blushers, to my horror i wasnt able to find any in Lahore, So i placed nyx cream blusher order( i ordered 5 of them) on may 10th ,as my post birthday present, I haven't received them,*sighs* i know nothing new i assume another lost package.
Anyways imagine my joy when i laid my eyes on this beauty last week and i was jumping and dancing*literally* around the house.Thank You illamasqua  

What it is?

illamasqua Cream Blusher

Tease, hypnotise, use to effect. Highlight your cheekbones, shape your face, build and blend with
fingers or a brush to create the colour intensity you desire. Use over foundation for impact, or under for a captivating glow. However you apply it, be daring

 What does it Do:

Illamasqua Cream Blusher is an incredibly versatile product that can be used on cheeks and lips.
Baby doll kinda pink,as site describes Warm candy pink, dewy finish

Price: £16.00

*Swatched Lightly with no base and in natural light *

To my horror when i got my illamasqua package few days earlier, Promise was melting , and i felt like crying, i panicked and i ran here and there,Then i relaxed, took a deep breath and  i immediately put in in my fridge, it did lost the shape but Yayee , its still useable.
  It's a really pretty pretty baby pink blusher, i own no shade like this one. It really perks up my complexion and looks really natural. Blushes and lipsticks don't tend to last on me well  but it lasts a really long time.It has a Very creamy texture. O-M-G, its so pigmented you really need you only need a tiny-est amount, and it spreads like a dream.This can be used to give a really natural look, or baby doll kinda look, or built up to a really lovely dramatic look. It has a dewy finish, so  no need for highlighter, its gives a healthy shine instead of being oily. It gives me such amazing healthy glow. It looks so gorgeous if worn alone or layered. I loved the fact its creamy and without the shimmer.I think this might actually be my most favorite blush ever. At £16, they're not cheap but are most definitely worth it as you need to small amount , and it will last you long.
Applied on the apples of cheeks

*sorry for the lack of eye & face makeup, i was too excited to try anything else, i mean its blush review after all *

Now i know what all the hype was , This is one brand I can honestly say, lives up to the all  hype.

I can't wait to get my hands on the other Illamasqua blushes I Seduce(Warm rose pink, dewy finish) , Dixie (Warm coral pink, dewy finish) and Rude (Warm peach pink, dewy finish
..but keeping in mind the number of lost packages, i might wait until my brother goes to U.K.

Do you own any of the illamasqua  products? If so, what are your thoughts? I would love to know!

Disclaimer: Product Honestly reviewed here was provided by Company / PR

SkinCare Saturday: Cellnique Paramedical Intensive Hydrating Complex

Its Saturday , what does this mean? weekend? Yes! but its Glossicious Skincare Saturday :P


Whether you use a skin hydrating mask, hydrating cream or moisturizer, Always remember hydration is important for your skin.So keeping your body hydrated helps to prevent dryness, dullness and premature aging of your skin (like wrinkling).

Avoid:Harmful chemicals - Avoid moisturizers that contain harsh chemicals such as parabens, fragrances, alcohols and mineral oil; instead of hydrating, these harmful chemicals strip your skin of its natural oil and moisture thereby causing dryness and allergic reactions.

Today we will be reviewing

Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Complex

What it is:

A lightweight formulation with high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid and Essential Amino Acids. Helps bind moisture to restore elasticity of the skin. It thereby minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and helps deliver an instant supple and smooth skin.

What does it do?

Keeps skin moist and smooth
Locks in skin moisture
Improves on scarring, lines, skin tone and color

Packaging: White opaque plastic bottle with a dropper.
Scent: Light chemical-ish scent. I dont like it but It doesn’t bother me at all.It faints away quicly after few minutes of application

Texture: This clear serum has a smooth gel like texture.It can be sticky if applied on wet face , or over some moisturizer,I prefer using it on its own
 Price30ml bottle of Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Complex  will cost US$61 online

Ingredient list: Purified Water (Aqua purificata), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Proline, Hydrolyzed Algin, Serine, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Alanine, Rosehips (Rosa aff. rubiginosa) Seed Oil, Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Oil, Arginine, Threonine, Glycolipids, Glutamic Acid, Panthenol, Lysine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

I’ve been using this hydrating serum twice a week for like 4 weeks now, and I definitely feel an improvement in my skin hydration level. My skin feels more supple after its usage.My 2-3 droplets are sufficient to cover my whole face*mind you i have a BIG face* 
Over all i am very happy with  Cellnique Paramedical Intensive Hydrating Complex, Its has a light texture , hydrating and i can see the difference right after the usage but as it says Improves on scarring, lines, skin tone and color , to be honest i haven't seen any change regarding these.
Only con was the price but it an excellent product if you want your skin to breath and feel hydrated

NOTE: Please try skin care product at your own risk. If it works for me, it does not mean it will work for you too. Everyone has different skin types and requirements. My skin is dry and sometimes dull - sensitive type of skin.

Have you heard of these products?  If you haven't then you must be living under rock as Cellinique reviews are everywhere these days.

Disclaimer: Product honestly reviewd here was provided by the company / PR

Glossicious Question of the Day:
Which toner/serum/moisturizer are you using to hydrate your skin?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lip Swatch- Luscious Lip couture in Muse

swatches and Review By : Lovely Aneela ( Read Aneela's Review for Glossicious Here)

It has very little  shimmer in it but lots of gloss-ish feeling,It is slightly pigmented , with  pigmentation of a lipstick with a very nice feel of a gloss. It has sheer coverage unlike Paparazzi which was very pigmented.Its very nice peachy pink shade.Excellent color for those who likes light color. It doesn’t feel sticky on the lips.
Staying Power: This Muse stays on the lips until you start eating or drink, Its fade away quicky
The packaging is cute  and applicator is easy to apply  and perfect if you are on the go.
Recommendation:  If you love the feel and look of a gloss but want the pigmentation of a lipstick, you might like Luscious  Lip Couture.

Price :rs 575
* Ease of Use: 4/5
* Packaging: 4/5
*Overall rating: 4/5
Availability: Luscious website  with free nation wide delivery ,and Available at some stores/ Malls nationwide in some selected cities

I will  definitely recommend this to those who are looking for a Sheer to lightly pigmented gloss to complement their  Summer looks.Its a nice shade to go with a smokey eyes 

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift -Because I am worth it

I am like  most women tend to concentrate on the more 'obvious' areas like the face, forehead and eyes when it comes to skincare, but easily ignore a very important area - the neck. I turned one more year older on may 8, ( No im not gonna state here how old i am), i am going through a skincare phase( apart from Nars/Sephora/NYX) , I am determined to make my skin thank me in few months..well not Literally , as it would be so scary..*shudders* I was relieved when i saw L'Oreal Paris Revitalift, in my mail,Its World's number one anti wrinkle cream . I had to thank to the PR person for sending it to me after all What’s the point of having a perfectly made up face if the skin in your neck is loose and discolored???
I have started using it , so i will report back in few weeks with our final verdict.

L’Oreal is well-known for their skincare products ,In reference to their Revitalift product line, it includes a variety of anti-wrinkle moisturizing products designed to treat the primary issues associated with aging skin such as increased wrinkling, dehydration, and flaccid skin. The products available restore and repair these issues in the form of night and day creams, extensive repair creams, and neck creams. Thorough information on each individual product can be found on the company website

What it is: 

With age, there are less of the skin’s supporting fibres and as they progressively weaken, the skin starts to sag and facial features lose definition. This loss of skin firmness is most visible on the neck and around the contours of the face.
Help re-support the skin contours of your face and neck with Revitalift Face, Contours & Neck.
Unless you want a permanent lift, there's always Revitalift.
Introduced in Pakistan and simultaneously being launched in other countries, the New Revitalift for Face, Contours and Neck is enriched with Vitafibrine, Pro-Retinol A and double the concentration of Elastin than the Day cream and has been specifically formulated to leave skin feeling firmer and more defined. The two major active ingredients are Vitafibrine; to fight against skin network distortion while consolidating the existing Elastin fibres network and so acts to improve its weaving, and 2X more Elastin [compared to Revitalift Day Cream]: It’s amino acid composition is close to skin’s elastin which is essential to skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Wrinkles appear reduced and skin feels firmer.
Skin feels firmer: 71% agree*
Skin feels re-supported: 68% agree*

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Face, Contours & Neck is Number 1 anti-wrinkle cream in the world has been designed to visibly define features and keep skin contours of the face and neck feeling firm and smooth. It is enriched with pro-retinol A, vitafibrine and twice as much elastin to reinforce the skin’s surface structure and reduce the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles. It leaves skin feeling immediately supported, hydrated and comfortable.
Speaking about the launch of the New Revitalift, Pakistan’s Brand Manager for L’Oréal Paris has said, “The ageing process is not limited to the face but extends to the contours and neck. The new innovation addresses this need, giving women the confidence to reveal their necks and hold their head high”.

Priced at PKR 1200, L’Oréal Paris New Revitalift Face, Contours and Neck is now available at all L’Oreal Paris counters across the country.

Disclaimer: Product mentioned in the post was sent by Company's PR for the consideration

Glossicious Question of the day?
Have you tried  L'Oreal Paris Revitalift ?

Glossicious Guest Blogger with Rimmel London Mono blush Review

 A shout out to  Pakistani Beauty bloggers and Lovers , stop hiding girls and to come forward. I would love to hear from you in any form, email me , comment , msg me on Facebook( phew ban has been lifted)

Today's Glossicious Guest Blogger is Talented Sara,I am amazed how talented Sara H is , really you girls should run to see her ahhamzing eye make , she is naturally talented and SUPER-Pretty. check out here blog here
I was more than thrilled when she agreed on being guest blogger for Glossicious, so

Over to you Sara( did anyone notice we share same name??)

    * This is my first time i am guest blogging and i am really excited to do it for Sarah from Glossicious and let me tell you girls that Glossicious is an awesome blog and Sarah is a very nice person and she's doing a great job on it ^ ^.
     Well today, I am going to review my favorite powder blush. Its called the Rimmel London Mono blush.
   * What it is:

     Mono Blush Silky smooth powder for a natural healthy colour.
       Pink Rose (004)
     Smoked Oyster (037)
    Bronze (041)
     Misty Rose (016)
    Coral Rose (012)
     Santa Rose (001)

 I got mine in Santa Rose which is just perfect for summers i guess. Its pink and has a little shimmer in it. I love it because it gives a natural flush on your cheeks. I have bought it again and again in the very same color because it really suits me. Its very easy to apply and stays on for long.

Price:You can get it for around 3 dollars (Rs. 450 in Pakistan ).
Available at: All large Mall / shopping centers where rimmel counters are present.

 Okay lets jump on to the pro and cons:


  •     * Very Natural
  •     * Best for daytime use
  •     * In expensive
  • *pigmented

  • *  Packaging: it could've been better (though i like the crown on it)

You can always check out the Rimmel London's website here


Thanks sara for reviewing this blush of Glossicious Ladies, err and damn how did you know i am going through a BLUSH-Phase, now i will have to check this one out too.
Fyi: I have read Rimmel Londons mono blush in Santa Rose could be pretty good dupe for Nars Orgasm if anyone wanted another cheapy version. ;) I haven't tried both so if anyone of Glossisiocus reader has both of them , could you please update me on this

and Thank you so much Sara for your lovely words :)

So Glossicious Question of the day : 
How many of you girls have tried Rimmel London Mono blush? Raise your hands

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Best Eye Cream Ingredients you should look for in an eye cream

Facial fat around the eyes starts falling first (likely due to the area’s thin, fragile skin). Combine the natural aging process with cold, dry weather of Pakistan and chances are your eyes will be winter-weary. That’s where in Pakistan supercharged eye creams come into play.
Here are key ingredients to look for in a smoothing serum when shopping in Pakistan.

  1. Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides is for plump skin cells. Nothing beats hyaluronic acid, which draws moisture from the air and holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water perfect for Pakistan’s winter.
  2. Retinol is important as well. Anybody who can tolerate retinoic acid should use it. Vitamin A derivative, retinol stimulates cell turnover and collagen production, helping to strengthen skin and reduce complexion imperfections like sun spots and fine lines on women in Pakistan.
  3. Neuropeptides is for women in Pakistan who are sensitive to retinol. Supersensitive skin types might opt for a peptide-packed eye cream instead of a retinoic acid eye cream. Like retinol, neuropeptides also kindle collagen and elastin production, but are gentler on the dermis. In studies applying various neuropeptide preparations directly to the skin, exciting benefits are seen on eyes.
  4. Vitamins C and E are good for eyes. Besides vitamin A (in the form of topical retinol), vitamins C and E are also powerful anti aging ingredients. While vitamin C aids in collagen production and skin elasticity, vitamin E soothes and protects the eyes.
                                                                               Article source here             

Top 5:Best Eye Creams By ELLE

Double Team

“Everyone is shocked!” when they hear your age, thanks to L’Oréal Revitalift’s A.M. and P.M. formulas that “keep the wrinkles at bay

Divine Intervention

Each jar of the “rich” and “OTT” La Mer The Eye Concentrate comes with a “luxurious silver applicator that’s oh-so-cooling.”

Basic Instinct

A “wonderful, lightweight” powerhouse, Clinique All About Eyes Rich “hydrates the delicate skin” in the eye area.

Full Service
“Give it a week” for “complete” transformation. The “smoothing,” “de-puffing,” “brightening” Olay Total Effects Eye Transforming Cream “does it all.”
 et There Be Light

“Worth all the hype,” Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream “blasts dark circles and fine lines,” letting you “skip concealer.”

OriFlame Now in Pakistan

Oriflame is an international cosmetics company selling direct, with sales in 62 countries. Oriflame offers a complete range of high quality skincare, toiletries, fragrances and colour cosmetics, marketed through a sales force of over 2.2 million independent Sales Consultants worldwide. Although the company has grown rapidly it never lost sight of its original business concept- Natural Swedish Cosmetics, sold from friend to friend. Oriflame is a co-founder of World Childhood Foundation. Oriflame Cosmetics is listed on the Nordic Stock Exchange.
For more information log on to

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Illamasqua and Glossicious= Love

I adore illamasqua ! I really do , and i was blown away by their Body Electric Collection , Everything was so perfect and Pretty.illamasqua is Known for their intense colors and dramatic makeup, Every single product seemed like they have been through high class performance and professional testing. Alex Box, the creative director of illamasqua   is called "The most outrageous makeup artist of the world" by Sunday Times Style I follow @illamasqua on twitter and when i read there was an event gonna take place, in my heart i wished i was in UK , SO i could attend that.
Its an honor that Glossicious is the first ever blog in Pakistan which was sent some products by illamasqua, not once but twice.. well honestly first original package was lost when it was sent a month ago in big beautiful box :(, so they again took a chance and sent another package last week , which i got in like 5 days. It was first time that they were sending illamasqua
products to Pakistan Ever !.Thank you illamasqua! :D
Do believe in Dreams?? well they do come true , remember my wish list post (Read here) , I mentioned how much i want to try illamasquacream blush in Promise , Yup i got it.
So Ladies , Feast your eyes !!
*Unfortunately Due to heat factor Cream blush and one of eyeshadow from Liquid Metal Palette were half melted*

Cream Blusher

Tease, hypnotise, use to effect. Highlight your cheekbones, shape your face, build and blend with
fingers or a brush to create the colour intensity you desire. Use over foundation for impact, or under for a captivating glow. However you apply it, be daring. 

View in detail


Warm candy pink, dewy finish


4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette

Indulge in a myriad of metallic shades and gild your work of art. Each Liquid Metal is amazingly rich and highly pigmented, giving you the power to dazzle and delight at will. Apply with fingers or a brush to eyes, face and body. Now is your time to shine. 


Gleam Cream

Containing iridescent, pearlescent pigments, this lightweight cream is suitable for face and body, lifting and highlighting wherever it’s applied. Use on its own or mix with foundation for an immediate skin brightening effect that will illuminate the night.

Flex -Iridescent skin brightener

Powder Blusher

Illuminate, radiate, make your face come alive with the colour and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Colour-intense and highly pigmented, use it to shade, brighten, enhance and define the shape of your face.  Be bold, be daring, be the centre of attention.


Soft terracotta, matt finish

I also got a beautiful Body electric poster with a illamasqua booklet and a post card :)

I will be reviewing and swatching them soon. as per now my cream products are resting in my fridge  :)

I am signing off, i am going to stare at these beauties for hours now , i wonder what happened to my First illamasqua box of goodies?

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Monday, May 31, 2010

4US- My favourite Blush - Review

I love .. LOVE .. LOVEE it. It gives just the right amount of color and Flush. It is pigmented , but not over the top. so i can wear it wothout getting worried that my brush will pick up alot.
blush' design is cute ,its wavey.It had 3 shades but from the same color family. Very pretty

Packaging : simple,sturdy and sleek.
Texture : Smooth and Creamy
  Available at :I f you are in Lahore , you can
check them out at Alfatah Liberty Market,
*update*super market shaheen chemist or d.watson  islamabad
  Price : Rs 550-575

If you have 4US in your city , its worth paying a

So my girlies ! do you like my FOTD?? or shall i stop scaring you all ?:P

Sunday, May 30, 2010

My 4 favourite Nude/Neutral Lipsticks

Nude lips can be very flattering, if you choose the right shade for your skin

Nude lip aka Naked lip has always been one of my ultimate obsessions. A bare face with some blush and flesh colored lipcolor creates a flawless look. Add heavy shadows, liner, and mascara to the eyes and you're sure to look extra edgy! Stars like Jennifer Lopez Rihanna and Nicole from PCD has coined this look 

I absolutely LOVE nude lipsticks Here are some of my favorite nude lipsticks

ELF Natural nymph

Obviously too light for my NC35 skin,It's like a concealer for my lips.However, I have absolutely fallen in love with this when used in conjunction with gloss. It's still a nude lip, but with gloss I get a tiny hint of color and shine

I love marks & spencers lipsticks particularly this one not only is it good value for money but it is also a fantastic lipstick. very moisturising and stays on your lips for ages. 

MAC Satin Lipstick Myth
Perfect nude color.Its very matte, so i usually wear clear gloss over it, Goes great with any gloss on top.
No lipstick ever came ever nearly as NUDE as is a nice pale nude without being too pink, Grey, beige or peach. It is pretty pigmented. Review and Swatch here
Its a true nude but with peach undertones , it has creamy texture and smooth finish Like all moisturizing lippies,staying power isn't so great.I love nude deligh, love how it turns out on my lips and it Doesn't wash me out , in fact its close to skin color. Review and swatch here

What is the best "nude" lipstick you have ever used?