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 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.