Saturday, July 13, 2013

Artdeco Camouflage Cream-Review & Swatch

A big shout out to European blogs for introducing me to Artdeco Camouflage Cream,that is where i first saw the reviews on it. I was looking for a heavy duty concealer . It was my first ever Artdeco purchase. Lets see if Artdeco Camouflage Cream is a hit or a miss ?

Artdeco Camouflage Cream
Waterproof cover cream for every skin type to cover red veins, pigmented moles, port-wine stains, tattoos, etc.

Camouflage Cream covers flaws in the skin perfectly and reliably and is ideal for special occasions, like photographic- or bridal make-up. All colors can be mixed with each other which means the skin color can be matched exactly. The Camouflage Cream is also an ideal long-term make-up and lasts well even if the surrounding temperature is high. The cover can be light or heavy – depending on the amount applied and gets waterproof after fixing powder has been applied. It is very practical because Camouflage Creams are available separately, can be combined individually in the refillable magnetic box and those that have been used up can be replaced
How to use - After moisturizing, remove a little Camouflage with a spatula, mix or soften on the back of the hand. Then apply thinly and evenly, using a slightly moistened latex sponge, and blend in at edges. You neutralize redness with green Camouflage and lighten dark areas and bluish shadows with yellow shades. If necessary, mix two color shades together.

ArtDeco is a German brand,They have wide variety of colors, eyeshadow and blushers which can be bought alone or combined in refillable beauty boxes.  Artdeco camouflage cream is
available in 13 shades.When i bought this concealer my main concern was how good it would be to cover little dark spots /redness i have on my face. The reviews on internet almost did convince me. 
The texture of Artdeco Camouflage Cream  is quite thick, yet creamy.As suggested usage recommends,ALWAYS moisturise your face before applying artdeco camouflage cream because this way it is easy to blend.Once applied,It gives fantastic coverage,It looks natural. Its stays put even in the hot/humid summers.The creamy formula allows you to use the tiny amount to get the desired coverage.As a little goes a long way, this will last you a long time.
Since it comes in so many shades you can buy two or more shades to get your ideal shade or even if you are a makeup artist .The creamy thick formula has one downside, it is bit drying so it has tendency to turn cakey if you keep applying .I personally don't recommend it for under eyes , as the dry thick formula can crease and accentuate fine lines .

The packaging is travel friendly ,It’s small,Really tiny, almost size of my thumb.But i will advise to buy magnetic box to store it .You can buy an empty box palette, then add the eyeshadows, blushers, concealers, foundation of your own choice. I will get few  eyeshadows  and blush. I have my eyes on golden rusty brown,pearly smokey golden olive, aubergine ,matt smokey red mauve ,glam beige rose , and a raspberry blush.Art deco Blush costs around rs 890 and eyeshadow single costs like rs 495/-Artdeco magnet boxes come in variety of beautiful designs.

  • If you are looking for a heavy duty concealer.
  • If you want an affordable quality product.
  • If you have skin issue and need full coverage.
  • It is waterproof.
  • A little goes a long way
  • It comes in variety of shades.
  • If you are a mua,you can buy two or more shades to get your ideal shade or even if you are a makeup artist .

  • If you think coverage is too heavy.
  • If you prefer less thick creamy concealer.
  • It can turn hard during winters and little dry to work.
  • If you  have dry skin , it can get cakey end of the day.
  • If you are looking for an undereye concealer.
  • If you want a everyday concealer 

I bought Artdeco Camouflage Cream from alfatah . But it is available at for rs 690/-

Have you ever tried Art deco products? What would be your favorite?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Lakmé Eyeconic kajal - Review & Swatches

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal– Review

Since I am a girl who couldn’t think of living her life without kajal, how could I not get my hands on Lakmé Eyeconic kajal on my second trip to India in April?  I have been using it for a while now , Now it’s the time to review Lakme Eyeconic Kajal .

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal– Review
The new Lakmé Eyeconic kajal
This is a smudge proof, water proof kajal which is dermatologically tested. With a deep black stroke in an easy twist up format, it gives your eyes a long-lasting, eyeconic look throughout the day.  

Key Features

  • Smudge proof
  • Water Proof, Lasts up to 10 hrs
  • Safe for eyes
  • Convenient Twist- up format
Lakme Eyeconic Kajal– Review
Lakme Eyeconic Kajal– Review

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal– applied

L-R Lakme eyeconic kajal swatch - Maybelline colossal kajal swatch

During my first trip to India, I searched high and low for this kajal in Chandigarh and everywhere I went, they were sold out on this. Then on my second trip, we were roaming in big bazar, Jalandhar and I found it. It was indeed a happy moment for me. I bought a bunch and gave to my close friends. My best friend was with me so I made her purchase one. I could be persuasive while shopping ;) 

The lakme eyeconic kajal comes in a black with turquoise blue lettering in a twist up pencil, which is so convenient to throw into your makeup bag and if you are travelling. The packaging is simple yet practical. When compared to Maybelline colossal kajal, the Eyeconic Kajal is tad more black and pigmented. But you need to layer 2-3 times on waterline to achieve the black color. The kajal is soft and glides easily without tugging.It claims to lasts up to 10 hours, as well as claims to be smudge proof & waterproof. I have worn it on my waterline many times and it stayed there for 3-4 hours, ended up into fading but if worn on upper lash line /lower line, the staying power is definitely around 6-8 hours. It does smudge on waterline a little after couple of hours but remains intact on upper lashline.I have worn it for a max of 8hrs and it stayed intact on my upper lash line with a very slight fading around the outer corner. On my lower lash line it stays for around 4 hrs after which it does budge a little.I can see it smudging more on to the oily lids or who have watery eyes.

  • If you want an affordable everyday kajal pencil
  • If you prefer twist yo retractable kajal pencils
  • It is dermatologically tested ,suitable for sensitive eyes
  • It gives smooth and soft application  

    • If you have oily lids
    • If you expect it to be deep black
    • If you expect it to last upto 10 hrs
    • If you are outside India , it can be hard to get hold of.

    Overall i think for INR 199/- ,it is quite a decent product and i have seen so many fake lakme eyeconic kajal being sold in lahore. So word of advise , If you are buying lakme products in Pakistan , make sure you are spending your money on authentic products. Even in India , fake lakme so widely available. I bought mine from India foe INR 199 , which is almost pkr 400/-

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    My shopping experience with Daraz

    It's about time that I start shopping online from Pakistani Online retailers, so when I was given an opportunity to spend rs 1000 gift card at shop at was more than thrilled.  So this post is a about what i bought and a shopping experience with daraz

    Sunday, July 7, 2013

    Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara – Review

    Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara Black Review

    Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara
    When it comes to mascaras , i am very hard to please. I have thin , sparse , barely there lashes so i need a heavy duty mascara like my HG Bourjois volume clubbing mascara to make me one happy gal. I want a mascara which thickens meanwhile give a fab lengthening effect.Lets read the check out review and swatches of Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara to find if it manages to wow me.