Saturday, January 25, 2014

Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation Review & Swatches

Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation

Usually launch of new lipsticks make me all happy & excited. But when I saw Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation online , I knew I have to have this. It was part of Maybelline Fall 2013 , but it is permanent and now easily available all over Pakistan.Today i am reviewing Maybelline Fit me shine free stick foundation.

Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation The first of its kind – lightweight gel stick foundation with an anti-shine powder core. Our first gel stick foundation with an anti-shine core Fresh gel foundation blends to a natural matte finish Lightweight powders in the anti-shine core instantly dissolve excess oil. It’s one-step perfection.

Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation comes in 12 Oil free shades and i have one in Natural Beige #220. It is a pretty nice match for my NC35 skintone, and since it is sheer,It will suit anyone between NC30-35. The packaging is its main selling point, Its chic and very eye catching. It comes in a chubby swivel up tube,with the gel foundation stick and an anti-shine serum core (the center).The glide texture glides effortlessly like cream and blends to a natural matte powder finish.It is very lightweight and blends easily. The coverage is definitely sheer, It cover up the pigmentation or any redness slightly but not completely. You can build up the coverage but it can accentuate dry patches. It doesn't look cakey at all, The finish is more of semi matte instead of full on matte like Rimmel stay mattemousse liquid foundation.I personally prefer medium-full coverage foundations, so i wasn't so wow'ed by it. But if you prefer sheer coverage and want a foundation which stays matte /oil free for 4-5 hours. you'll love it. I am combination skin and i felt by the end of day my face was bit shiny and i needed to dust some powder. But i love how comfortable it feels on the skin. In winters my skin become little more on the dry side, so i am hoping that this will work better in hot summer days.

shade 220

Price: PKR 1500 /£8.99/$8.99
Availability: , and Maybelline retailers
Internationally -  Maybelline retailers , , Target , and US drugstores.
Selection: Comes in 12 oil free shades . I have reviewed shade#220

Overall: I loved how effortlessly Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation applies but personally I prefer medium-full coverage foundations, so i wasn't so wow'ed by it. But if you prefer sheer coverage and semi matte foundation.,then probably you'll love it. I am combination skin and i felt by the end of day my face was bit shiny. If you are looking for a a full coverage , matte foundation try Rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation, Which i personally love .

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Collective Haul Dec'13-Jan'14

I resisted a lot from ordering myself makeup bits from Pakistani Facebook pages for quite some time. But in November I took a plunge and ordered couple of things from black Friday deals through a Facebook page and since then I am unable to stop myself. Why I have to be so weak?

Anyways this post is a collective haul, things I ordered inline or bought myself. 

  • Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry (Rs 1350/-)
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush (Got it on black friday special price Rs 1350/- Originally 1550)
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in smitten (Rs 1000/-)

I love this page, their prices are awsome and so is ayesha  . She is one of my fav bloggers and she is helpful & co operative. She is just amazing So i as dying to get my hands on revlon color burst matte lip balms and luckily ayesha(who runs beauty-hub) was taking orders. So i took the advantage and ordered one in shade Sultry. It is so good that i ordered 3 more.Now can't wait to have those .haha. Also Ulta was having 30% on RT brushes during black Friday sales, so i ordered the RT blush brush . I am so much in love with these chubby revlon sticks , i bought Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in smitten from one of their sales. 

  • Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick (rs1450)
  • Avon - SuperShock Gel Eye Liner Pencil (Rs700)

I love buying from Iram , its my 3 or maybe 4th time and i never had any problem and she is way sweet. This is comparatively the older one , since i bought these in end of November or maybe early December.When i bought the maybelline fit me shine free foundation stick from her, it wasn't lunched in Pakistan at that time, and also her price was lower compared to ones now available. 

  • Tarte Thoughtful Best Sellers Set (Rs 3000 with shipping)

How much i love Tarte blushes , i can even begin to tell you. This set wa a pretty good deal , since my obsession with twist-able chubby stick is growing and i wanted to try the tarte one . The set comes with Pure Maracuja Oil,  Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Thankful, and Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint in Energy. 

  • ESSENCE Long-Lasting Lipstick in 01 (Coral Calling) (Rs 400)
  • Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon Peach On The Beach (Rs 1100)
Initially i ordered totally different stuff , but those were out of stock and i had seen how pretty essence lipstick in coral calling was and since i was on lipstain kick, i got these two pretties.  

Local Shopping

  • Pond's White Beauty BB+Fairness Cream (Rs 375/-)
  • Noxzema Deep Lathering Cleanser with Eucalyptus Oil(Rs 525/-)
I have read quite some good reviews on ponds bb cream and i have used it couple of time and to be honest i am liking it so far. I also needed a cleanser to be used with the Clarisonic. 

So here we go, I am waiting for couple of other things and also i will be travelling to lahore end of this month. There will be another haul post real soon  :) 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Toni&Guy opens its doors to Islooites - Post Event

World renowned hair-care and fashion brand TONI&GUY have opened their latest salon in Islamabad on January 11th of this year. The new branch of the franchise is the largest TONI&GUY salon in the world, adding another feather to the cap of franchise owner Shammal Qureshi, who has the master franchisee rights of TONI&GUY salons for the north of Pakistan.