Thursday, 19 May 2016

Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD


 Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD

Today I am here with the review of a darling product of mine "Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde". This is my first illuminator/ highlighter which I have absolutely adored. Well this is an amazing product, though as the name says it is an eye shadow palette yet as long as I remember I have always used it as highlighter :P. 

Wet n wild is a favorite among many who don't want to splurge much on makeup and I find the quality pretty nice for the price. Also you have many options for everything to choose from. They have a dupe for almost every lippy from MAC ;). All the shades of the palette are really easy to glide on and I think these will work amazingly on eyes too. ;).

But I love using it as an illuminator as it gives perfect sheen to my cheekbones and I love that glow.

Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD


How it works:  

Apply this cream shadow with the help of finger tips or using a pro brush.


Packaging:

These eye shadows come in a transparent plastic packaging. Though the quality is not that good but for the price it comes for, I found it perfect.It has shadows on one side and mirror on the other. As you can see in the pictures :)




What the brand says:
 

                          


 Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD



Ingredients: 




Price: 

$12.99 for 395.3oz/8.5g


Swatches and FOTD:

Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD

I am wearing it as highlighter in the pictures below and applied it very lightly for the natural sheen.

 Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD


My Views on Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde :

As I said I like using it as illuminator and to get that dewy and glossy look. I also used it when I did strobing and it made the look complete. I like using it only in night parties and in winters. But in humid weather, it does bleed. For that I would say my skin is super oily so it may be different for you.

I got this product as a gift from one of my cousin and it kept lying in my vanity for few months as I had enough eye shadows and was in no mood to try any other. But one day, when I was getting ready for a party I felt the urge to highlight my cheekbones but to my bad luck, I didn't have any good highlighter then. Then, this wet n wild palette caught my eye and I thought of giving it a try as highlighter. And for my sweet surprise it came up amazingly. 


I like how it came up and also my mum complimented me for that glow on my cheeks. Yeyyy *happy me*. Since that day I have been using it as highlighter. For me it proved that necessity is the mother of invention ...ohk, no invention....just my personal happiness ;)
This palette is worth more than you pay for it, so I would say it is a good value for money.


Overall Rating:

4/5

Monday, 16 May 2016

Beautify your skin and hair while asleep

 Beautify your skin and hair while asleep

We all have phases in life when we search for something for our skin which will enhance our beauty or skin and try new products, thinking that may be this way we will find some wonder product which will do magic :P

Butttt do you know something which is a necessity for all of us and is a part of our daily life, may work wonder for our beauty!! Yes I am talking about sleep.

Now you must be wondering that how can sleep make you more glowing and beautiful. Today I am here with all the answers and some will clear your mind about few things. Read on to know more-


1. Cleanse - This is the first step towards a beauty sleep and we all are aware of this one as going to sleep with makeup on will not only make you age faster but will result in other skin problems too. So sleeping with makeup on is a complete no. If you are lazy to wash your face then better keep makeup removing wipes near you and then clean your face using a good toner, as skin rests and goes under renewal process during night.




2. Moisturize - After cleansing and toning, apply a good night cream or moisturizer onto your face as there is nothing better than an overnight treatment. Use a cream depending upon your skin type and basic skin needs. I will talk in detail about this in one of my upcoming post.


 


3. Silk pillowcase - This is the most important factor of beautifying your skin and hair while asleep. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase instead of a regular one can do wonder for your skin and hair, no matter what your skin type is. It helps prevent hair tangling, split ends and premature ageing too. Isn't it really smart to get beauty benefits during sleep ;)


4. Air conditioner - Yes, I understand it is nearly impossible to sleep without switching the air conditioner on in scorching humid summers but you know it causes great harm to your skin and results in premature ageing and rough skin. So, best way is not to keep your air conditioner on full blast and don't make it target you, rather use a rotating fan and let the air circulate around in the room.


5. Beauty sleep - Now this is the most important point, beauty sleep. One needs to sleep for at least 7-9 hours every night as lack of sleep may result in dark circles, puffy eyes, dull skin and unhealthy hair. But in today's busy life people find it rather hard to get a good night's sleep, so better way is to try these tips; switch of all electronic devices which may disturb your sleep (excluding alarms :P), take a shower before going to bed, have a cup of chamomile tea and try to go to bed same time every night.



Have a sound sleep beauties and stay pretty always :)

Love ya
Ritcha :)

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink


 Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink



Matte lip colors are so in-vogue these days. All brands are have come up with matte range. I like matte lips more than glossy, so I was really excited to try on these super stay bold matte shades. Maybelline New York always comes up with something worth craving for and that too without making a hole in pockets. 

But is Superstay 24hr range worth your money!! Read on to know:


What the brand says:

Meet the 24hr matte lip colour that stretches the limits of long wear. Get soft and ultra-resistant to wear matte lip colour with micro-flex technology and an exclusive matte top coat. The only bold matte that's never flat and lasts 24 hours!


Why you will love it :

Lips get moisturised with on trend bold shades for 24 hours!


How to apply:

First of all apply the gloss all over the lips and leave on until lips feel completely dry. Now apply the matte topcoat balm which will eliminate the shine and leave the lips with a soft, on-trend, matte finish.


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink





Ingredients: 


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink



Shades Available: 



                                                                      Fire Coral

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink 



Hot Brown


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink




Peach Cocktail


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink




Glamour Pink

 Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink





Price: 

$22.95


My Views on Maybelline superstay 24hr bold matte:

 As you can see in the pictures, it is a dual ended product, with a lip gloss on one side and conditioning balm on other. When I first applied it, I just did what is said in instructions and left it there on lips to dry on. As I also wanted to see how it looks on its own, if I don't apply balm. But it felt so drying and heavy on lips. Then I applied balm over it and as it claims it did seal the colour on place and was just right. I mean the finish and the conditioning of balm nailed it for me. I use the balm on some other drying matte lipsticks too. It doesn't shine or gets heavy. You won't even feel it on lips but it makes your lips little moisturized and that tugging feeling goes away.

Though it will stay on lips for really long time but with little bit sticky feeling which bothers a bit. I am sure you have seen many bloggers rave about these matte lip colors, so am I. But you have too be little careful in applying it on lips as it can look patchy sometimes. Lips should be well hydrated and moisturized before wearing on these mattes.

One needs a good oil based makeup remover to remover this as it really gets stuck to the lips and its not possible to remove it with just any makeup remover.


Overall Rating:

3.5/5






 
The colors are true to their name - bold matte and if not, 24 hr stay, they surely stay for 10-12 hrs. But I felt a sticky feeling with these. Other than that, the colours are lovely and the quality is good. The conditioning balm on one end makes these stand out for me. Try them once. Even if for 1%, you won't like them, you will definitely use the balm with your other liquid lippies :)



Friday, 29 April 2016

Wet n wild lipsticks - Smokin' hot pink 905D and Cherry Bomb 918D




In the world of makeup Wet N Wild needs no introduction. It's a brand which provides makeup at very reasonable prices with so many options to choose from. Wet n wild cosmetics is also famous for MAC dupes, as you will get a dupe for almost all MAC lipsticks in wet n wild lipstick range. Whoaaa isn't that amazing!! ;)

Well I have a post coming up on that too where I will be showing the almost all the MAC lipsticks which have a dupe available in Wet n Wild, that too with names and probably with lip swatches. 
But in today's post I am reviewing only two wet n wild lipsticks in shade Smokin' Hot Pink 905D and Cherry Bomb 918D, as these are a latest addition in my vanity.


What the brand says:

These 4-hour, long wearing lip colors leave a semi-matte and creme finish in one stroke. Glide on easily with rich, velvety color. These don’t cake, bleed or feather. 

Made with hydrating skin care ingredients like Hyaluronic Microspheres, which provides extraordinary adhesion to lips, natural marine plant extracts, which Coenzymes Q10 and Vitamins E and A help smooth lips and an exclusive polymer complex, which offers cushion-like feel and texture.





Packaging:

These lipsticks come in a black bullet packaging with transparent cap. Initially these were packed in a transparent plastic which also has list of all ingredients and name of shade.


Ingredients: 

Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ozokerite, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisosterate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Myristyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ubiquinone, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Mineral Oil, Myristyl Laurate, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Silica, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Palmitate, Myristyl Lactate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate,  Polysilicone 6, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Propylparaben, BHT,Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Allantoin.

May Contain (+/-):, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).






Price: 
$2.29 each (USD)


My Views on  Smokin' Hot Pink 905D:

 It is a pretty pink shade and will fall into fuchsia pink family. It doesn't last really but then its not a problem as I don't expect that for $2. But it stays easily for 3-4 hrs. Swipe once for a soft pink shade and swipe 2-3 times if you want that proper fuchsia pink color on your lips. Its a matte formula, so if you have dry lips better apply a lip balm prior to applying this.



My Views on  Cherry Bomb 918D:

 As you can see from the swatches, this shade literally resemble cherry bomb or wine. But its a favorite among many, like I have heard from some of my friends that they can't pass even a single day without it. But I am a pink and peach person, so I apply this one occasionally.


Pros: 

- Great pigmentation
- Semi matte finish
- Inexpensive
- Wide range of colours to choose from
- Bleed and feather proof
- Glides on easily
- Doesn't feel heavy on lips


Cons :

- Packaging is not of good quality
- Not available in stores


I surely recommend these wet n wild lippies to those who are on budget and don't want to go bankrupt while satisfying there craving for more and more lipsticks. Perfect texture and long stay makes them fully adorable. Get one to experience the love :)




Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser - Review



 Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser - Review


I love Maybelline products, for a great quality and almost everything fits in budget. I am very fond of using primers for the reason that primer brings such a great difference to overall makeup and definitely increases its staying power too. It’s a perfect base for painting your face. I have used a few primers like Kryolan and my all time favorite Benefit porefessional, but all the good reviews about Maybelline pore eraser made me try this one and it came without making a hole in my pocket. ;)

After listening so many good things about this primer, I was really excited to try on maybelline pore eraser. Read on to know where it stands on my scale:


What the brand says:
Say goodbye to the pores with new Baby Skin Pore Eraser. The advanced blur technology filters light to visibly smooth pores away instantly and can be worn on its own or under makeup.


How it works:  
Smooth a thin layer on clear face under foundation for a smooth and refine skin appearance.


Ingredients: 
Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Prunus Cerasus Extract / Bitter Cherry Extract, Stearyl Heptanoate, Silica Silylate, Propylene Glycol.

May Contain: CI 77492 / Iron Oxides and CI 73360 / Red 30

 Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser - Review

Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser - Review


Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser - Review

 Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser - Review
 

Price: 
 $15.95


My Views on Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser:
Like other primers this product doesn’t claim to make makeup stay longer but to minimise the appearance of pores. But this does make your makeup stay linger, atleast little longer than usual. Best way to apply a primer is after applying your regular moisturizer and before foundation. 

As it is a silicon based primer, it is not that good for oily skin and may not suit those who have an allergy for silicon based products. My skin is basically very oily, so this doesn’t really suit me. Whenever I apply this it makes my skin look greasy after few hours, which is definitely a drawback. So, for myself I need I will better stick to Kryolan and Benefit Porefessional. I will review both really soon.

Coming back to Maybelline pore eraser, when I applied it on my mum (she has normal to dry skin), it suited her really well and that day I got to know why it is a favorite among many. It definitely decreased the appearance of pores instantly and gave a smooth base for makeup. It didn’t make her face look oily but perfect and refined. A little amount is enough for a face and it can be easily applied with finger tips, may look like thick gel but glides on really well. This seemed like one of the best primers I ever used on my mum. I will recommend it to all the beauties with normal to dry skin.


Pros: 
ü      - Blends easily
ü      - Suitable for normal to dry skin
ü      - No creasing or patches
ü      - Decreases the appearance of pores
ü      - Leaves skin really smooth
ü      - Very lightweight
ü      - Cute and travel friendly packaging
ü      - Inexpensive


Cons :
ü        - Silicone based
ü      - May not suit oily skin

Overall Rating:

3.5/5