Jabong Beauty Blogger Meet!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday, 26th June 2015

Hello everyone!

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I was invited to the Jabong beauty blogger meet held on the 24th, focusing on newly launched brands on the e-commerce giant. The brands in question are Makeup Revolution London and Roman Beauty.

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We were introduced to the remarkable brands and got to experience the formulations and the workings first-hand.

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Roman beauty is a hair styling brand that offers epic, automatic products like hair straighteners and curling irons delivering fast and lust-worthy results. We had a gala time exploring various tools and testing them out for ourselves!

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But admittedly, the most exciting and fun part was of course, makeup! I am highly impressed with the quality of products from Makeup Revolution and will definitely indulge in a few palettes myself. I felt that the star products of this brand are it’s wide ranging eye shadow palettes with something for everyone to choose from.

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The opacity and pigmentation of these shadows is beyond fantastic and the price that you pay for them is highly justified. I suggest you get your hands on one of them soon to try them out for yourself. Many palettes in this collection are great, inexpensive dupes for the Urban Decay Naked palettes.

After the grand introduction to these products, we proceeded to enjoy a lovely meal with fellow bloggers.

I hope you enjoyed reading!

P.S. An outfit post will be up very soon showing you what I wore to this meet. So, stay tuned!

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup (Foundation) Review

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 17th February 2015

What Estee Lauder claims :

15-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity. Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable. Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.

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BENEFITS

Long-Wear: 15 Hours. Medium coverage. Our #1 makeup.

COVERAGE

Medium, Buildable

FINISH

Natural, Semi-Matte

FORMULA FACTS
  • Oil-Free
  • Dermatologist-Tested
  • Non-Acnegenic; Won’t clog pores
  • Fragrance-Free

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Price – Rs. 2750/- at Sephora India

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My Thoughts :

I had wanted this foundation for a long time after reading tons of amazing reviews on it. Since my skin type is oily, this seemed like the perfect choice for a full coverage matte look. I am in the shade “1W2 Sand” which matches me perfectly! There are a whopping 24 shades to choose from so you’re sure to find your match. It comes in a delicate glass bottle packaging without a pump, which is a major let down because getting the product out carefully without making a mess is next to impossible. If you want to use a pump with it, you can buy an independent one from MAC.

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It has a thick fluid consistency and sets quickly once applied to the face. This cannot be layered after it has set because it has a matte finish and can end up looking cakey. To achieve complete coverage, apply a thin layer and build it up fast as per needed. I suggest working on one part of the face at a time. After putting this on, I only apply a tiny touch of brightening concealer under my eyes and set everything with a light powder. Since I’m blessed with naturally spot-free skin, I do not need to cover much but, I’m highly impressed by how even-toned and flawless it makes the skin look. It does not feel heavy but because it is such a full coverage foundation, it is definitely not going to look natural and skin-like in the harsh sunlight. It is best suited for the night time, parties or indoor events.

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The lasting power of this foundation is commendable. It looks fresh throughout the day and doesn’t move around or transfer anywhere. Since I have oily skin, I usually need to blot my face with powder once or twice a day. I have had days when I’ve worn this at 9 in the morning, went to work and attended a late night party knowing that my skin is looking its best. This has quickly become my go-to foundation when I know I’m gonna be gone for a long time and need my skin to be perfect.

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Despite the SPF, it does not give you a white cast and looks wonderful in pictures. One thing to keep in mind is that this foundation is better suited for people with oily/combination skin type. If you have dry skin, make sure you prep with a heavy duty moisturizer beforehand. Using a primer will enhance the already impressive longevity of this product. I have found that the best way to apply this foundation is by using a wet makeup sponge or a wet brush. When I don’t have time to bounce a sponge around on my face, I like spraying a kabuki brush with makeup setting spray or MAC Fix Plus and applying a fine layer on the face. I suggest everyone with oily/combination skin to invest in a great foundation that will last throughout the day and give you the coverage that you want, while controlling sebum production. It is definitely worth the high price and I will repurchase it once I’m about to finish this bottle.

Rating – 4.8/5 This is how it looks on me :

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The Good :

1. Amazingly full coverage.

2. Makes the skin look perfect.

3. No white cast.

4. Commendable lasting power.

5. Doesn’t oxidize.

6. Easily available.

7. Controls oil and sebum.

8. Doesn’t break me out.

9. Waterproof.

10. Comes in 24 shades with various undertones.

The Could Be Better :

1. Not travel friendly due to the delicate glass packaging which is prone to breakage.

2. No pump.

3. Hefty price tag.

4. Will look cakey in the sunlight.

Side Note – I have a shoe haul, a Sarojini Nagar haul and an online shopping haul coming up! 😀

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What’s In My December 2014 Fab Bag?

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 15th December 2014

Hello everyone,

As promised, I’m back with the December post! This month’s bag was beyond exciting for me! This is why :FabMag

I won in the “Best Party Look” category! Thank you to FabBag for featuring me in their Fab Post magazine! <Does Happy Dance>

Here is what the December bag looks like :Fab7

This was a Christmas themed bag!

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Let’s get to the products inside :

1. Deborah Milano Rossetto Atomic Red Lipstick – 05

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This lipstick is moderately pigmented and has a sheen finish.I am more of a matte lipstick girl though. I have received three red lipsticks from Fab Bag including this one and two of them are glossy. But anyway, who can have enough red lipsticks?

2. Tattva Body Butter – Peach Grapes & Cherry Blossom & Lip Scrub – Vanilla Cinnamon

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The body butter has a very mixed scent of various fruits. I have lost count of the number of body butters that I have received over time from Fab Bag. It came with a sugar lip scrub which I am really excited about. They say we can just lick it off after it melts. It contains cinnamon so I’m hoping to see some extra smooth plump lips!

3. Kronokare Itsy Bitsy Massage Addict Kit – Cooling & Detoxifying

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This was one of the not so exciting products for me. They have previously sent me a ginger scented shower gel and body lotion combo which I dint like because of the smell. The cooling massage oil is probably not going to be of much use right now because we’re in the middle of winter but I can use the detoxifying one.

4. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – 52 Vanilla

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I have heard so many good things about this foundation and have been wanting to try it for a long time but never got around to it. Its like they heard me! And they matched me perfectly! This has to be my favorite product of the bunch. I will definitely get the full size of it if I like it.

5. IndieEco Luxury Handcrafted Candle – Lemongrass

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I love scented candles! They’re romantic and they enhance the atmosphere. This one smells like fresh lemongrass which is a tad too citrusy for the bedroom but it will be a great refreshing bathroom scent.

Here is what I got overall :

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This month’s Fab Bag held a very pleasant surprise for me since I was featured in the magazine. As for the actual products, the most exciting ones are the foundation and the lip scrub. I am happy with the lipstick and the candle too. The travel size body butter will come in handy for on-the-go moisturization. The massage oils were not so exciting. I’m glad they included at least two makeup products and it was not loaded with only skin and hair care.

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What’s In My October 2014 Fab Bag?

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 2nd November2014

Hello everyone!

My FabBag arrived yesterday which is quite late for prepaid customers! I am not happy with the late delivery, it throws the element of surprise right out the window when 100 other people post the pictures of what they received before you received yours.

Anyway, they had 2 varieties of bags this month, a shimmery blue one and a silver one. I got the silver one!

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This was a Diwali themed bag and I got mine well after Diwali!

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Lets start with what I received :

1. SeaSoul HD Finish CC Cream with SPF 20 – Light

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I am happy to try this product. The shade is a little dark for me but maybe I can make it work with a lighter powder on top. I have only swatched it on hand yet and it blends decently. Let’s see how it fairs on the face!

2. Just Herbs 6 Step Organic Skincare Kit 1

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This is the product I am most excited about. Since I have oily skin, it is hard to find a great moisturizer that won’t make me look greasy. I am usually not excited by skincare but this kit has so much to try and explore! I have already tried the Daily Beauty Gel and Suncreen Gel and I am really happy with them! They have a normal/dry version of this kit as well.

3. The Nature’s Co Rosemary Hibiscus Hair Mask

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I don’t have a lot to say about this product. I usually use deep conditioning hair masks in the shower and oils for massage. So, maybe something like this would be interesting to try. It comes in a powder form and I’m assuming you have to mix it with water or milk to form a runny paste and apply it on your hair and scalp.

Acuvue 2 – Week Trial Pack

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If you’re short sighted like this girl over here and you wear contacts, you know the struggle! You always wish your contacts felt more comfortable and soft. I usually wear colored lenses but when I wear clear ones, I wear Bausch and Lomb SoftLens. After 8 hours, my eyes get slightly dry and I want to take them off. I was really excited to try Acuvue Lenses. I wore these yesterday for about 6-7 hours and they felt like nothing in my eyes. They were soft and easy to wear. Next time I am in the market for new lenses, I am definitely getting Acuvue!

Here is what I got overall :

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This month’s bag was a bag of new discoveries for me! I would always prefer to receive more makeup like instead of the hair mask they could’ve sent a makeup item. I am excited to try the rest of my Just Herbs kit and the CC Cream on my face. The Acuvue lenses were a win for me!

Side Note – I was going through all my Fab Bags and I realized I have collected 14 over the months! Here is a picture :

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Loyal customer much? 😛

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My Go To Makeup Looks!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 7th October 2014

Hello everyone!

I suddenly realized that I’ve never done a post on my everyday makeup!

I want to show you my basic everyday makeup and the look that I gravitate towards the most. This is the makeup that will look great on almost everyone and it is easy to achieve. It makes me look polished and put together and I can finish my makeup in just 20 minutes when I know this is what I’m going to be doing! I have been sticking to this look since about a year now and I haven’t felt the need to change it because it looks amazing and so many people have complimented me on it 🙂

This is also the look that you’ll find me wearing in most of my outfit posts because it looks great with everything. I do change my lipstick and blushes every so often when I want a different shade. Sometimes, I’ll use a colored eyeliner as well but for the most part, this is how I prefer my makeup to look like on an everyday basis :

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Winged eyeliner and nude lips is such a great look for everyone. Winging your eyeliner perfectly will take some practice but don’t worry it will come!

Here are all the steps involved to achieve this look and some of my favorite products that I use every time I put makeup on :

1. I like to start by priming my face with either The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer or The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It. Sometimes I use both of them together, I don’t necessarily have large pores but I have oily skin and I like to prolong the wear of my makeup as much as I can! During the winter time when my skin is not as oily, I like to apply MAC Strobe Cream on my cheeks for added glow. I usually like to wait a minute before I put foundation on to let the primer set.

2. After priming, I buff a thin layer of foundation all over my face with a buffing brush or fingers. I always make sure to apply a really thin layer because I don’t like to look cakey! Some of my favorites are the Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse for really oily days, Benefit Hello Flawless Brightening Makeup, Loreal Infallible 16Hr Foundation, Lakme CC Cream! I like foundations that are meant for normal skin and don’t have a very matte finish because I like to look glowy and healthy.

3. Most of the foundations that I like have sheer to medium coverage and I prefer that because I don’t want heavy coverage all over my face. I use the Clinique Even Better Concealer in the shade Orange Brightener under my eyes. It is an orange concealer that helps to cancel out any purple/blue undertones under the eyes. Over that I’ll use the Benefit Boi-ing Concealer which I also use to spot conceal if I have a breakout. To highlight my cheek bones, upper lip area, under the eyebrows and forehead I apply a thin layer of Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.

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4. If I want my blush to last extra long, I’ll apply a cream blush on my cheeks but on most days I just go ahead and set the whole face with my all time favorite powder, Chambor Silver Shadow Compact or Benefit Hello Flawless Powder. If I want a sheer-er compact I’ll use Rimmel Stay Matte Powder or Maybelline Clear Glow Compact.

5. Then, I fill in my eyebrows with Inglot Matte Shadow in the shade 329 and set them with The Body Shop Eyebrow Gel or clear mascara. If I need to get my eyebrows done and they’re very unruly then I’ll use an eyebrow wax from Inglot before filling with powder.

6. Moving onto eyes, I draw a fine line on my top lashline with a black kohl liner, mainly Maybelline Colossal Kajal or Lakme Eyeconic Kajal. Sometimes I’ll use a brown like Colorbar I-Glide Pencil in the shade Cocoa Bar or Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Metal Brown. (Other times I may use a green, purple, grey or blue depending on my mood but on most days its either black or brown.) I like to smudge the line with a pencil brush. Then, I line both my top and bottom waterline with the same shade and smudge it a little on the lower lash line with a pencil brush. Then I start with a liquid/gel eyeliner like Maybelline Eye Liner Pen or the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black and trace along the top lash line creating a wing at the end. I then curl my lashes with the Colorbar Eyelash Curler and use my Holy Grail mascara, Maybelline the Falsies on both my top and bottom lashes. I like to apply a second coat of mascara with Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express and this combination gives me long voluminous lashes every time!

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7. I like to define my cheekbones for which I contour my face slightly with Sephora Powder Foundation in the shade Deep and lightly dust some on the sides of my forehead and under my jawline as well. I use a different shade of blush almost everyday but my favorite is Sleek Lace Palette. After blush, I’ll use a highlight from the Sleek Face Form Kit on my cheekbones, under the eyebrows, on my cupid’s bow and in the center on my forehead.

8. Like blush, my lip color changes everyday. But, one combination I keep coming back to is Nyx Lip Liner in Natural and Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade Red Chaos on top! This is the most beautiful peachy nude combination for my complexion and I prefer matte lips over glossy lips!

P.S. I like to use a makeup setting spray just before I head out to help my makeup last extra long!

I don’t use eye shadows on an everyday basis but on some days I like to get fancy! 😛

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And sometimes I’ll wear a matte red lip which to me, is the most beautiful look in the world! But who wears red lips everyday?

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When I feel like going all out, I’ll combine smokey eyes with red lips!

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Sometimes I’ll play with eyeliner and do something like this :

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I had a lot of fun compiling this and sharing my favorite looks with you all! I know this can be a lot of makeup for those of you who only wear Kajal on a day to day basis but I absolutely love makeup! Also, this may seem like a lot of steps but it only takes me around 20 minutes to complete my whole face. I hope you found this post helpful and learnt something new!

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What’s In My September 2014 Fab Bag?

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 22nd September 2014

Hello everyone!

FabBag celebrated it’s second anniversary in September and my bag arrived yesterday. This was one of the best bags they’ve sent out and I’m very excited! 😀 So, lets begin.

This is what the bag looks like this month :

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I love animal print! The bag is so pretty!

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Here is what I received in my bag :

1. Bellapierre Mineral Foundation – Ivory

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I am mega glad that they sent me the right shade! I am usually the lightest shade in most Indian base products and to receive a product that is too dark is very frustrating. It is such a gamble to send someone you’ve never seen in person a base product. This is a 4 gm sample which is quite generous for a sample size and costs Rs. 2500/- The full size costs Rs. 4,900/- The product contains an SPF of 15 so it is probably not the best for flash photography. I am very excited to try it.

2. SkinYoga Green Tea Face Mask

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This is a 5.6 gm sample that will last about three uses. It is supposed to be mixed with water to form a paste and then used as a face mask. This is meant to control acne and guard skin against the Sun. Thankfully, I don’t suffer from acne but I would still like to try this product for clearer pores and smoother skin. The full size is 50 gms and retails for Rs.1,750/- Also, the bottle is very cute 😛

3. Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle With Gift

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I have high hopes from this product! If you don’t take your vitamins regularly, you might suffer from brittle nails and this should take care of that. The gift is a small travel sized manicure kit that is so handy to take anywhere. This is the full sized version and costs Rs. 875/-

BONUS – Trendy Printed Scarf + FAB POST Magazine

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They sent out scarves with various prints on them. I got a Marilyn Monroe print scarf. I would’ve preferred to receive some other print but eh, I am not much of a scarf wearer anyway! The magazine contains details of each product that we received and many others.

Here is what I received overall :

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I am so happy with this month’s bag. They sent out great products that we will be excited to use. Well done to FabBag and a very happy second anniversary! 🙂

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Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin! HERE

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Product Empties + Mini Reviews!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 31st August 2014

Hello everyone!

Today I’ll be showing you all the products I love and have used up recently.

1. Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in the shade “RR2 Rose Pale”

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This is an amazing product and has been in my makeup bag for about 4 years now. I always have a back up of this. It has a little coverage, keeps me matte for a long time, doesn’t look cakey and is great for touch ups. The shade is a perfect match for me and it comes with a refill. What more could I want?

2. Lakme Radiance Compact in the shade “Pearl”

Almost every college girl has used this at some point since this is easily accessible and inexpensive. I remember going through a ton of these during my high school / college days! This has been in my kit for a long time. I do not use this as much now since I’ve moved on to better powders but I finally finished it! I probably will not repurchase this but it is a great little handy product for touch ups for people on a budget.

3. Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara

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I have been a fan of this mascara for almost 2 years now. I am yet to find a mascara that lengthens my lashes better than this does. I use a combination of two mascaras whenever I apply makeup, a lengthening one and a volumizing one. I do have fairly long lashes to begin with but this gives me incredible length with two coats, doesn’t clump and lasts throughout the day! I am currently using a new one and I will continue to repurchase this until I find a magical mascara that gives me unbelievable lashes! 😛

4. Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

This is the volumizing mascara in my routine. It separates each lash while coating it with blackness and gives the look of extremely voluminous lashes. Maybelline mascaras tend to be a bit more wet than the rest but that works well for me as I like my mascaras to be on the wetter side. The combination of these two mascaras gives me the best possible results yet and I’ve received a lot of compliments on my lashes when I’m wearing these two together. I am using a new one of this too.

5. Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Mascara

On its own, this mascara is great for those natural days when you don’t want extreme volume or length but just want your face to look more awake and your lashes to appear more black. I hardly have those days when I wake up thinking I want natural lashes today, but this works well when I’m layering it with other ones. I am not sure if I’ll repurchase this.

6. The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It

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I do not have large pores but this makes my skin appear slightly smoother and helps my foundation go on more evenly. It also increases the lasting power of my makeup and instantly mattifies the skin upon application. I am currently using a back up of this.

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7. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50

Lotus Herbals’ sunscreens are great for oily skin. This almost works like a primer and feels fresh and matte. This is my favorite sunscreen and I always have a backup of this. I haven’t found a better sunscreen that works so well for oily skin.

8. The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer

I love this product! I use it to spot treat a blemish or redness. It even works well as a primer and refines pores. I can’t say if it helps minimize the size of pores because I do not have large pores but I do love using it as a skincare product and sometimes under makeup. I am using a back up of this and I will repurchase it once it finishes.

9. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in the shade “175 Sugar Pink”

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Finishing a lipstick is a big deal for me as I have a ton of them! This is a lovely peachy pink nude shade that is perfect for everyday. I may not repurchase this anytime soon since I have so many similar shades in my collection that I want to go through first. Read my review on CHAMBOR POWDER MATTE LIPSTICKS

10. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in the shade “Ivory”

This is probably the fourth one that I have finished. It works really well to hide under eye darkness. I also use it to highlight certain areas of my face. It is handy for touch ups and you only need a small amount. I love that it has medium coverage which makes it buildable. It is a great inexpensive dupe for YSL Touche Eclat. I already have one that I am presently using and I will definitely repurchase it.

11. Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

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This is a makeup staple for many girls out there and happens to be mine too. It is very black, easy to apply and stays on for a fair amount of time. I love that this is great value for money. ( Tip – If you find that your kajal smudges throughout the day, smudge it a little beforehand with an ear bud/pencil brush/smudge brush as soon as you apply it. Then set it with a matte black powder eye shadow. Your kajal should stay in place the entire day! )

12. Faces Eye Pencil in the shade “Metal Brown”

I love using brown eyeliner pencil around the eyes to define the shape and then use black in the inner rims of my eyes and on top very close to the lashline. I find that brown is not harsh at all and this one has little shimmer particles. It happens to be very creamy and doesn’t tug on the eyes. A few seconds after application, it sets and then stays for a long time so if you want to smudge it, you have to work very quickly.. I have gone through atleast 5-6 of these and I will repurchase this soon once I finish other liners.

13. Colorbar iGlide Eye Pencil in the shade “Cocobar”

This is an amazing eye pencil. It glides on smoothly without tugging the slightest bit on the delicate eyelid area. The dark brown color is exactly what I wanted. It stays on for a long time without disappearing and is completely matte. I will definitely repurchase this once I finish some of my other brown liners. In fact, I would like to try more shades of this.

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Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 10th November 2013

Hello Everyone!

So this is the part two of my Haul Series! I went to the mall with a few friends and somehow we ended up in a NewU store! That store is dangerous. Once you go inside, it is next to impossible to come out without purchasing something!

So guess what happened? Yes, a HAUL happened! 😛

Here is what I bought :

1. Lakme CC Cream – Rs. 250/-

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This was featured in my October Favorites! My skin has been making its own decisions lately. It has been acting oilier on some days and dry on the others! So on those almost dry days, I turn to this!

2. L’oreal Infallible Foundation – Rs. 1250/-

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I wanted a foundation with decent coverage that looked natural and would stand the test of time! This seemed perfect so I picked it up!

3. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer – Rs. 475/-

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I was very confused between the Colorbar Full Coverage concealer or this one! I do not need to cover blemishes and acne spots since I make my skin behave so, I decided upon a highlighting concealer for my under eye area!

4. Faces Long Wear Eye Liner Pencil ( Metal Brown ) – Rs. 349/-

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I swear by this eye liner! Brown is less harsh than black. This must be my 4th or 5th repurchase. Enough said!

5. Nail Polishes :

Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color in Beige Suit – Rs. 200/- 

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This polish goes fully pigmented in one swipe. It is perfect for all the working ladies who do not have enough time to pamper themselves but still want to look put together. It is a beautiful peachy nude shade.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in 218 Crazy Berry – Rs. 75/-

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This is a beautiful berry shade that is perfect for the fall/winter time and will complement berry lips beautifully!

Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in 401 Constant Candy – Rs. 75/-

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During the fall/winter time, I usually gravitate towards dark nails or nude nails. This is one of those pale pink nude shades that look great with any outfit!

L’oreal Nail Polish in 409 – Rs. 225/-

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This is a deep wine, bordering on black. I love the pigmentation on these L’oreal nail polishes and the flat brush applicator is very user friendly!

6. Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush

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Because I wanted to try some of the Colorbar brushes…..

It is tapered on one side and flat on the other, unlike conventional blending brushes that are round and fluffy. It feels soft and easy to use. I am most likely going to use it for under eye concealing.

7. Freebie! Maybelline Manicure Kit.

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Isnt it just so exciting when the store manager decides that you’ve burnt enough of your money to deserve a free gift? 😛

It looks like a sturdy, good quality manicure set that would be just perfect to travel with! 😀

This is it for my haul but lots more coming soon! So stay tuned.

Check out my posts :

Haul Series Part 10  – Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 8 – Forever 21 Haul

Haul Series Part 7 – Jewelry And Handbag Haul

Haul Series Part 6 – Big Shoe Haul

Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek And Chambor Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 3 – The Body Shop Haul

Haul Series Part 1 – Dirt Cheap Makeup Haul

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Amazing Inexpensive Products! <3

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday, 6th September 2013

Hello everyone, today I will be talking about my favorite drugstore products that are inexpensive and perform just as well and even better than high end products. These products are readily available and easy on the pocket! Now who doesn’t love that?

You might want to sit down comfortably with a coffee because this is going to be a long post since I have a lot to share! 🙂

FACE :

1. Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse

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This is my favorite foundation for sheer coverage and it looks really natural. Plus it costs only Rs. 599/-

Read Full Review HERE

2. Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

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This is also one of my favorites. It looks very natural and this shade matches me exactly! It costs Rs. 799/-

Read Full Review HERE

I really only use sheer foundations since I do not have problematic skin. It is  just really oily. So, I don’t like to cover it up with full coverage foundation. When I do ever want to use full coverage foundation, it is pretty much always Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily skin.

3. Maybelline Clear Glow Compact

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This compact has some amount of coverage and it instantly brightens up the skin. At only Rs. 175/-, this product is a steal. It does not have that powder matte effect and it looks natural on the skin.

4. Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick

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This is a very easy product to use. Just swipe it on your face and blend. It blends beautifully, looks natural and provides sheer coverage. Very oily people can use this in the winters but in summers it makes the face shiny. However, this is great for normal skinned people and even dry skin over moisturizer. Available only in two shades though, for Rs. 250/-

4. Lakme Absolute Moonlit Highlighter

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I love the bronzer side of this! It gives that beautiful sun kissed look and its great for warming up the whole face slightly with a natural looking glow. The highlighter however has some chunky glitter that I am not too fond of on my cheeks. If you can move past that, the base is pinkish and makes the skin look beautiful and healthy. It looks ethereal in the inner corners of the eyes and both the shades can be used as eye shadow. Retails for Rs. 600/-

There are blushes in the Lakme Absolute range too that are really good!

EYES :

1. Garnier Anti Dark Circle Eye Roll-On

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I don’t like to use heavy duty concealers everyday. This shade is perfect for my under eye area and brightens them up. But, it only gives sheer to medium coverage. If you have really stubborn dark circles, I would recommend the Colorbar Pot Concealer which is worth Rs. 500/- and comes in multiple shades with pink and yellow undertones.

This however, comes in only two shades. “Light” and “Dark”. The light shade luckily is perfect to liven up my face. It retails for Rs. 199/-

2. Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil

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This is a beautiful eye pencil that glides on smoothly and doesn’t tug on the delicate eye area. It comes in multiples shades like blue, green, purple, brown, black, grey etc and I own 3-4 shades. Price Rs. 249/- to 349/-. The only drawback is that you have to sharpen it!

3. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

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This glides on smoothly too and doesn’t tug on the waterline. It doesn’t need more than 3 swipes in the waterline to show full pigmentation and its very black! All this for only Rs. 200/- 😀

4. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadows

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These are extremely long wearing, waterproof cream eye shadows that are really easy to apply. Just swipe them all over the lid with your fingers and you’re done! They’re great for a quick look and stay put all day, even in the water. They come in a variety of shades and are sold for Rs. 350/- each.

5. Maybelline The Falsies and The Colossal Mascaras

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These two are my favorite mascaras and I have never found any other mascara  that works as well as they do! I like to use them together. Falsies for length and Colossal for volume. They give me voluminous lashes that actually look like I am wearing falsies! LOVE! ❤

Falsies – Rs. 425/-

Colossal – Rs. 330/-

I prefer the waterproof versions because they hold a curl better. But, they are a pain to remove! I am willing to bear the hassle of removing them if they make my lashes look amazing! 😛

6. Elle 18 Eye Sparklers Shadow Sticks

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These are intensely pigmented shadow sticks that are smooth and easy to work with. They can be used as a base for your shadows or on their own and they come in 5 shades. They don’t last as well as the color tattoos but for Rs. 85/- a pop, you cannot really go wrong!

7. Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Quads

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This is my favorite quad. I like neutral shadows and this makes everything so easy. You can achieve a light natural look and also a smokey look with this quad. They are intensely pigmented and easy to blend. The first shade is a beautiful highlight shade and the third shade is a beautiful rose gold! 🙂

They come in quads of different colors too. Available for Rs. 450/-

Read Full Review HERE

8. Inglot Eye Shaodows

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They are very pigmented, stay on all day, easy to blend and come in a plethora of shades! A pan costs Rs. 300/- for one eye shadow and a pot will cost around Rs. 450/-

9. Maybelline Gel Eyeliner

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This works just as well as the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner and is a hell of a lot cheaper! Intensely black, can be used as a liner or as a dark base all over the lid. It is waterproof and will not budge throughout the day! Price Rs. 500/-

LIPS :

1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

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They are my go to lip products! In fact I have used them so much that the lettering has come off and they have lost their pointy shape!

They stain the lips, stay all day and are comfortable to wear. The darker shades are more staining than the lighter ones. The glossiness will wear off in a while but the stain stays. I keep applying my regular lip balm throughout the day if I feel the need for moisture!

They retail for Rs. 600/- each.

2. Colorbar Lipsticks

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1. Colorbar Soft Touch Lipstick in “C 40 Citrine”. This is a great wearable reddish orange.

2. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in “60 OR Obsessed Orange”.  This is a straight up neon orange.

3. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in “63 P Shy Cherry”. This is a berry toned deep pink.

4. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in “61P Thrilling Pink”. This is a mauvy nudey pink.

The Soft Touch lipsticks from Colorbar are really easy to wear and last for 3-4 hours. Priced at Rs. 325/-

The Velvet Matte lipsticks are slightly drying but still comfortable to wear. They work well over a lip balm too and last for 3-4 hours. Priced at Rs. 250/-

All these come in multiple shades! There is a shade for everyone! 🙂

3. Maybelline Lipsticks

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1. Maybelline Superstay Lipstick in “Non Stop Red”. This is very beautiful pinkish red. – Rs. 525/-

2. Maybelline Colorsensational Moisture Extreme Lipstick in “BR41 Windsor Rose”. This is a wearable sheer red. – Rs. 250/-

3. Maybelline Colorsensational Moisture Extreme Lipstick in “CB41 Coral Pink”. This is a true coral pink shade. – Rs. 250/-

4. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in “840 Coral Lustre”. This is an orange with shimmer. – Rs. 399/-

All of these lipsticks are great and all of them have a separate formula.

-The Superstay lipsticks are extremely long wearing but slightly drying.

-The Moisture Extreme range is almost as moisturizing as a lip balm and yet the lipsticks are beautifully pigmented. They are the most comfortable to wear but do not wear for a long time.

-The regular Colorsensational range has a watery shine and semi matte texture and they are also comfortable to wear.

4. Elle 18 Lipsticks

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1. Elle 18 Lipstick in “42 Coral Romance”. This is a beautiful nude coral.

2. Elle 18 Lipstick in “27 Rosy Blush”. This is bright red orange.

They have a balm in the center and wear for about 2-3 hours. Available in several shades and at Rs. 100/- each, you cannot really complain!

NAILS :

1. Lakme Nail Polishes

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The absolute range dries really fast and makes life quick and easy. But it may chip off on the 2nd day. Still worth it due to the crazy dry time! – Rs. 199/-

The Color Crush Range will dry in a few minutes but it will stay on longer. – Rs. 150/-

2. Revlon and L’Oreal Nail Polishes 

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Revlon Top Speed nail polishes dry really quickly too and this silver shade is fully pigmented in just one swipe! Rs. – 210/-

L’Oreal nail polishes dry in normal time but these glitter ones dry quickly, I love them, the packaging reminds me of YSL and they are also available in plenty of shades! – Rs. 235/-

Read Full Review HERE

HAIR :

1. Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothing Serum

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Works just as well as a high end serum. smells great, reduces frizz, makes combing easier and makes the hair shinier.

Rs. 255/- for 100ml

2. Dove Elixir

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I love the packaging! It smells delightful and does good things to the hair like, add shine, reduce frizz and cure dryness in 30 minutes! It can also be used sparingly as a serum. Retails only for Rs. 185/-

So that is it for my drugstore gems!

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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation Review!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 13th August 2013

What Chambor claims :

Discover the sheer delight of perfection.

With Chambor’s Sheer Delight Ultra Matt Foundation, it is time to bid oily and uneven skin goodbye. Here is a foundation that gives you the ‘no-makeup’ feeling. It comes with a matt finish that helps you stay shine free all day.

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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

  • It is Oil Free
  • Long-wearing formula will keep you looking beautiful for 10 hours without clogging your skin pores
  • Gives a ‘no makeup applied’ feeling
  • It minimizes skin imperfections
  • Finish is Velvety, Natural, & gives an Even toned result
  • Its break-through technology helps to prevent the visibility of creases and lines into the skin
  • An aerated Lightweight jelly formula as smooth as Velvet blends easily into the natural skin colour.
  • Flexible silicone polymers that prevent the setting of creases and lines into the skin and leaves you with a velvety soft complexion.
  • Matte finish – No Shine
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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

My Thoughts :

I bought this foundation because of its very enticing name. Anything that says “Matte” instantly catches my attention.

I am in the shade 01 Natural which is the lightest shade in the range and it is yellow based. This is the EXACT shade of my skin tone. There are only 3 shades to choose from.

I like the packaging. It is a navy blue squeeze tube that helps control the amount of product to be dispensed.

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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

But, the problem is that the product gathers at the mouth of the tube which I hate so I have to clean it every time I use it. And, there is no way to put any excess product back that you may have squeezed out.

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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

The consistency is thick like a cream but not like a heavy moisturizing cream. It feels whipped. This is extremely easy to blend due to the consistency. The best application will be achieved through fingers as the warmth of the fingers will ensure better blending into the skin.

It does not move around on the face during the day and stays put for a good 6-8 hours on me ( with powder and blotting and touch ups throughout the day ). Since I have extremely oily skin, I always set my foundation with a powder.

This provides a soft natural matte finish to the skin. It will cling to dry patches and not blend as beautifully if you haven’t moisturized prior to application . If you have combination skin, you would want to moisturize beforehand. Even oily skin should used a light moisturizer before applying this as it glides better on moisturized skin.

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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

This keeps me matte for a good 2 hours which is impressive for how oily my skin is. It provides sheer coverage which is great for everyday as it doesn’t look heavy at all. Bear in my mind that this is good if you want to even out your skin tone but it will not hide under eye darkness, blemishes, dark spots and other imperfections. You will need a concealer to help with all those issues. I like to use a concealer under my eyes when I am using this.

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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

Here is how it looks WITH FLASH :

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Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation

The GOOD :

1. Travel friendly packaging with a screw lid.

2. Keeps me matte for about 2 hours. ( I am extremely oily )

3. Provides natural looking matte sheer coverage.

4. Lasts well in the heat and humidity. ( with blotting and touch ups )

5. Doesn’t break me out.

6. Blends really well.

The COULD BE BETTER :

1. Only 3 shades to choose from.

2. Cannot be layered to achieve more coverage as it will look cakey then.

3. Opaque packaging so you cannot tell how much product is left.

4. Slightly oxidizes on me due to my natural oils.

Price Rs. 745.

Buy it at any shop that sells Chambor products like NewU, Shoppers Stop or online here :

http://www.shoppersstop.com/chambor-sheer-delight-ultra-matte-foundation-02-ocher.html

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Review, Photos!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Thursday 8th August 2013

What Lakme claims :

Feather-light finish easily blends into the skin keeping it healthy, hides pores & evens out skin tones. The new SPF 8 formula protects the skin from sun damage, leaving it peachy-soft & naturally flawless for up to 16 hours.

  • SPF 8
  • Feather light texture
  • Stays up to 16 hours

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My Thoughts :

First of all, I want to take a moment to appreciate that Lakme has revamped their website! It looks better than ever and now you can buy products straight off of the website!

Coming to this foundation. I really like the packaging. It looks classy but its not the most convenient when it comes to usage of the product.

The upper half screws open to reveal the product in the lower half. The upper half has a mirror like silver finish whereas the lower half has a matte grey finish.

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The foundation is super lightweight, it is not heavy at all. This foundation is by far the most easy to blend foundation I have used till date. It just disappears into the skin.

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I have tried using this product with every tool. Flat foundation brush, stippling brush, buffing brush, sponges and fingers and I have found the best way to apply it is using fingers. The warmth of the fingers helps blend in into the skin beautifully. Just dot the product onto your face where you need the most coverage and blend blend blend!

It also comes with a shade card telling how to apply the product

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It leaves the skin feeling peachy soft as it claims and gives a beautiful soft matte look. I have extremely oily skin and this is one of my Holy Grail products. However you have to remember that this is a mousse and you cannot layer it over and over and it will cake up.

I prefer sheer to medium coverage for everyday so this is my go to foundation as it provides very believable looking coverage. It does look really natural.

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I am in the shade 01 Ivory Fair.

It comes in 2 other shades :

02 Beige Honey

03 Golden Medium

I would say this foundation is best suited for people with oily to oily-combination skin. It you haven’t moisturized prior to putting this on it will stick to dry spots making them more prominent so be sure to apply your favorite moisturizer beforehand. However this is so silky smooth that I can see it working for normal skin and even dry skin ( over a heavy moisturizer )

It does have a very strong citrus scent that may bother some people but the scent disappears from the skin minutes after application.

On me it oxidizes a little because I just have extremely oily skin. If you have bearable oily / combination skin, that should not be a problem.

Due to SPF 8, it creates a very slight white cast in flash photography but if you apply a compact without SPF on top that will not be a problem.

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The GOOD :

1. Amazing texture

2. Blends beautifully

3. Great for combination / oily skinned beauties

4. Not too expensive

5. Controls oil to a certain extent

The COULD BE BETTER :

1. Limited shades that may not suit everyone

2. Strong scent that may bother some people

3. Can cake up if applied too much

4. The 16 hour claim is a bit much but then we rarely have to wear our makeup for 16 hours!

Will I recommend and repurchase?

Yes! This is one of my favorite foundations and it is lovely for oily combination skin types!

Buy it for Rs. 599 for 25 gms here :

http://www.lakmeindia.com/product/lakme-absolute-mattreal-skin-natural-mousse#home