MAX FACTOR MIRACLE CONTOURING PALETTE

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Can you imagine makeup before contouring? I certainly can’t, my round face definitely needs contouring to look more defined. And I am sure, there is no better way to define your features than contouring. I know you already know that, just saying 😛

I was very much excited about trying the Max factor Miracle contouring palette which I received in my Voxbox by Influenster. Read further to know what I think about this drugstore contour palette.

Product description

High definition, minimum effort. Contour in 3 easy steps. Miracle Contouring Palette is a 8-shade palette, designed by Max Factor make-up artists to suit every skin tone. Creamy soft texture allows for a quick and easy contouring look as formula is easily blendable and buildable.

Price and availability

Price is 138 AED. Available at Souq uae Amazon

Ingredients

  • Squalane
  • PPG-2 MYRISTYL ETHER PROPIONATE
  • Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate
  • TRIISOCETYL CITRATE
  • Petrolatum
  • Phenyl Trimethicone
  • CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA
  • OZERKERITE
  • COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA
  • CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
  • C10-18 Triglycerides
  • Propylparaben
  • HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
  • Tocopherol
  • BHT
  • [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:MICA
  • TITANIUM DIOXDE (CI 77891)
  • IRON OXIDES (CI 77491
  • CI 77492
  • CI 77499)]

My experience with Max factor Miracle contouring palette

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The Max factor miracle contouring palette comes in a sleek, elegant and lightweight packaging. The packaging is perfect for travelling. This palette is refillable, now that’s thoughtful. The palette has a spectrum of 8 natural shades to contour, lift and highlight. This is a universal palette which suits all skin types and surprisingly, I have seen this work for almost all skin tones.

Love how pigmented the shades are.If you want, you can also build up the intensity to get the look you want. The best thing about the Miracle contouring palette is the formula. It has a creamy formula which is very easy to blend. Blends like a dream and looks so natural. Even if you are a beginner, this contour palette is taking you places. Because it is so easy to work with it. Quick and easy contouring it is. Being said that, I have found that the highlight shade doesn’t blend as well as the other shades, but it is still okay.

The shades are very pigmented especially the darker shades. But the intensity is buildable and the lighter shades might sometimes need layering. Even after layering the contour looks quite natural. So you have nothing to worry about when adding that extra layer.  It mimics the shadows in your face, so let’s pretend we have a more defined facial features.

You can use a brush or beauty blender to blend this. You can use even fingers as it blends really well. But I personally prefer using a brush because if you use a sponge you will need more product and the contour will be less visible.

The staying power is also quite good. So I don’t see why you must not be giving this palette a try. Since the Max factor miracle contouring palette is designed by makeup  artists I had high hopes and I must say, it somewhat stays to it’s claims.Um, well almost. Too good for a drugstore palette, I must say.

Overall

What I like:

  • Sleek and travel-friendly packaging.
  • Universal palette, so one palette and everyone in the family can share :P. Well, if you are okay with sharing.
  • Creamy, soft texture allows for quick and easy contouring.
  • Formula which is easily blendable and buildable.

What I don’t like:

  • Some shades does not blend that easily,  but still okay.

I think the Max factor miracle contouring palette is a great drugstore alternative if you are looking for a good contouring palette. Since it blends well and is quick and easy, this palette is perfect even if you are getting started with contouring. Honestly, I still love my Anastasia beverlyhills palette more. But compared to ABS, this one is easier to use.

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Swatches 

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Have you tried the Max factor Miracle contouring palette? Which is your favorite palette?

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Influenster for reviewing purpose. But this has nothing to do with my honest review.

 

 

 

 

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TARTE SHAPE TAPE FOUNDATION REVIEW (HYDRATING)

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Shape tape concealer is a cult favorite and the best selling concealer! I don’t see why not. The formula and the coverage it gives is brilliant. So when Tarte came up with the shape tape foundation,just like any other makeup junkie,  I was very keen to try it. I immediately got it. There are two versions of the Tarte Shape tape foundation, matte and hydrating. I bought the hydrating one but also got a sample of the matte version. Now, if you wish to know whether the Shape tape foundation is as awesome as the concealer, then continue reading.

Product claims

WHAT IT IS

A hypoallergenic, luminous-finish gel foundation featuring the same complexion-perfecting superpowers as shape tape concealer with an added boost of skin-smoothing, oil-free hydration.

WHAT IT DOES
Provides buildable, longwearing coverage in a skin-smoothing, weightless gel. The collagen & hyaluronic acid-packed formula continuously hydrates while helping to plump skin & refine pores, without creasing, caking or fading for 12 hours.

Ingredients

porcelain, fair beige, light-medium sand, medium sand, medium-tan sand, mahogany, deep honey, chestnut Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, dimethicone, glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, SD alcohol 40-B (alcohol denat.), aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, alcohol, acrylates crosspolymer, atelocollagen, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol, dextrin palmitate, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, ethyl menthane carboxamide, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl polyacrylate, glycosphingolipids, hexylene glycol, hordeum vulgare extract, hydrated silica, hydrolyzed corn starch, hydrolyzed corn starch octenylsuccinate, kaolin, lauryl laurate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, menthyl lactate, methicone, methyl diisopropyl propionamide, mica, nylon-12, palmitic acid, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, rosa canina fruit extract, silica dimethyl silylate, sodium chloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, xanthan gum, zea mays (corn) starch. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). ME111FL000021

fair-light neutral, light sand, light neutral, light-medium beige, light-medium honey, medium honey, medium neutral, medium-tan honey, tan sand, deep sand Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, dimethicone, glycerin, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, SD alcohol 40-B (alcohol denat.), aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, acrylates crosspolymer, alcohol, atelocollagen, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol, dextrin palmitate, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, ethyl menthane carboxamide, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl polyacrylate, glycosphingolipids, hexylene glycol, hordeum vulgare extract, hydrated silica, hydrolyzed corn starch, hydrolyzed corn starch octenylsuccinate, kaolin, lauryl laurate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, menthyl lactate, methicone, methyl diisopropyl propionamide, mica, nylon-12, palmitic acid, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, rosa canina fruit extract, silica dimethyl silylate, sodium chloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, xanthan gum, zea mays (corn) starch. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME111FL000011

Price and availability

$39 (185AED) for 30 ml available at Sephora Tarte Ulta

My experience with the shape tape foundation

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The packaging is almost similar to the shape tape concealer. The matte version especially is a grown up version of the shape tape concealer. Glass bottle and the screw cap is purple colored with gold patterns. The only difference between the packaging of hydrating and matte version is that hydrating one has a blue rim on the bottle whereas matte has a purple one.

The wand is also similar to the shape tape concealer. Bigger doe foot wand. I love ingredients tarte add to their products, very much skin-friendly. The Tarte shape tape foundation is no different. Has skin-benefiting ingredients. Has collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump skin. It also contains biopolymer filling spheres that help to smooth out your complexion while keeping moisture in the skin cells. The ingredients like barley extract firms the outer layer of the skin, Vitamin C which is an anti-oxidant. Also contains Tarte’s signature ingredient, Amazonian clay which has long wear properties.

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The tarte shape tape hydrating foundation has a gel-like texture, is creamy and blendable. I really love the oil-free and creamy formula, which is easy to work. The foundation  has a thick consistency but it does not dry very quickly which means you have ample time to work with it. The matte one on the other hand has a lighter consistency and dries pretty quickly. So you have to act fast.

Speaking about the coverage, claims to be full coverage. It gives a bit more coverage than medium coverage foundations. Which means you can still see the skin underneath. But the coverage is definitely buildable. I really love the satin finish it gives so I prefer the hydrating one over matte, which gives a full coverage.

The tarte shape tape foundation gives upto 12 hours of wear with a luminous finish. You will have to touch up a little bit after about 6-7 hours as my T-zones become a bit oily by then. But not very oily, just a teeny tiny bit. Well, I am talking about summers, in winter it works great. Even then I would say this is perfect during summer.

I am not sure if it’s just me, but I get a cooling effect  when I apply this foundation. Did I mention that the Tarte shape tape foundation is hypoallergenic?

By now you might be convinced that the shape tape foundation, which is a part of their double duty beauty line is a must try. But if you have a darker complexion, then there are chances that you might be totally disappointed by this highly anticipated foundation from Tarte. Why? The shade range is very disappointing. The shape tape foundation is available in 15 shades. But out of the 15 shades only two shades are for dark skinned beauties.The light and medium shades have so many similar shades that you can find atleast 2 or 3 shades suiting your skin tone. But for dark skin, both the shades have a orange undertone. It’s disappointing especially when every brands are coming up with more shades for dark skin (special thanks to Rihanna’s Fenty beauty)

Swatches

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Can you see the glow in the second picture when the foundation is blended.

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Look at the luminous finish on my face. How pretty right!

Overall

In love with:

  • Hypoallergic
  • Is packed with skin-benefiting ingredients.
  • Hydrating and has a cooling effect.
  • Gel like and creamy texture.
  • Perfect for summer as it gives a glowy look and resist against sweat.
  • Beautiful satin finish and skin appears smooth and pores are less visible.
  • Stays for upto 12 hours.
  • Gives medium to full coverage.
  • Available in 15 shades.

Not in love with:

  • Though available in 15 shades, the shade range is very disappointing. Just two shades for darker complexions.

The Tarte shape tape foundation (hydrating) is a a very good foundation if you need a luminous finish with medium to full coverage. I love that it is a bit hydrating and does not fade even when you sweat (and I am talking about summers in the middle east) I love how hydrated and smooth my skin feels and I can’t even say how beautiful and natural the finish is. Though, it can be layered to a full coverage, it feels so light on the skin, as if you have no foundation at all. I rate it 4.7/5 and I highly recommend this.

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WHY YOU NEED SCALP SCRUBS AND 5 HOMEMADE HAIR SCRUBS

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When I first came across scalp scrubs, I was skeptical and I thought it was another fad product. But on second thoughts, I thought we exfoliate our face, our body then why not our scalp. Especially because we use tons of products on our hair and I am sure just shampooing wasn’t enough. Also thought exfoliating will be a great way to remove dandruff and other build ups and by the way most of the DIY’s we already use to get rid of dandruff already includes exfoliation. So probably we are already doing it. Plus I also thought exfoliating your scalp will be a great way to promote hair growth.

So I decided to do a little bit of a research and here’s what I found out.

Our scalp has  more hair follicles and grease glands than our facial skin. Hence it can become flaky and itchy due to the build up of dead skin cells and sebum. Plus all the styling products and even conditioner can worsen up the situation. So obviously, a good scrub can physically remove all the dead skin cells and build ups. And just as the case with our facial skin the products work better on exfoliated skin and the ingredients in the hair care products we use penetrate much better.

The scalp scrubs can also promote  growth of new hairs so adding a scalp scrub to your routine can be beneficial if you are suffering from thinning hair. So the bottom line is adding a scalp scrub to your hair care routine will be beneficial for your hair.

There are so many scalp scrubs available in the market if you are thinking to get one, try to find the ones with Alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids. Below are some of the homemade scalp scrubs that you can easily make and use at home.

Five homemade scalp scrub recipes

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You really don’t have to buy expensive and chemical loaded products. Check out these homemade scalp scrub recipes which you can easily  make at home and with the very basic ingredients we have at home.

1.Salt scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

Method of preparation:

Mix salt, olive oil and lemon juice together. Massage this salt scrub into your wet hair for a few minutes and then rinse well using shampoo and cold water.

2.Brown sugar scrub

This is the most effective method to get rid of dandruff.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp conditioner
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar

Method of preparation:

Mix brown sugar with your normal conditioner. Massage this into your scalp for some few minutes and the rinse it off.

3.Cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar (Find here )
  • 2 tsp rose water (Find here)
  • A few drops Essential oils of your choice. I use jojoba oil (Find here)and peppermint oil (Find here.)

Method of preparation:

Mix the cinnamon powder, ACV, rose water and EO’s together. Apply and massage this into your wet hair. Rinse off after a few minutes.

4.Oats scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp hair conditioner

Method of preparation:

Combine the oatmeal, brown sugar hair conditioner and essential oil together. Massage this into wet hair . rinse off with cold water.

5.Aspirin scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 6 Aspirin tablets
  • 4 tbsp warm water

Method of preparation:

In a bowl take aspirin tablets and pour warm water to dissolve it. Using a tooth brush stir the mixture and apply it into your scalp.Rinse off cold water.

How to use scalp scrubs

Wet your hair.Take the scalp scrub onto your fingers and start by massaging your scalp in circular motion. Continue massaging your scalp for a few minutes until you have covered the entire scalp area. You can keep the scalp scrub on your scalp for a few minutes if you prefer. Then rinse using shampoo and conditioner.

Things to remember

  • If you have used any styling products then begin by washing your hair with a shampoo otherwise just wet your hair.
  • Use cold water to rinse, never use hot water.
  • Use the scalp scrubs on wet hair only and use a mild shampoo to wash off.
  • Just like any DIY’s, if any irritation occurs, please don’t use. A slight tingling is normal especially when you use the cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub. This just means these scalp scrubs encourage blood flow to your scalp.
  • Use scalp scrubs once a week if you have dry scalp. If you have oily scalp, then you can use 1-2 times a week, but not more than that.

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THE BODY SHOP LIP JUICERS REVIEW

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How are you all doing? I am very busy these days so couldn’t post as regular as I used to, but I promise I will be back in track soon. Now let’s skip all these and talk about what you are here for. Today I am going to talk about The Body Shop Lip juicers which you already know from my title of course. So let me tell you more about these smoothie-inspired lip juicers.

Product claims

Get fruity with these 100% vegan, moisture-boosting balms. Scented with irresistible smoothie-inspired combinations. With blends of naturally derived extracts and five mouth-watering fragrances, our Lip Juicers, easily glide onto your lips for a smooth, soft and soothing  finish. These super-cute lip balms are perfect carrying with you everywhere you go.

Ingredients

Olea Europaea Fruit Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Tribehenin, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil / Castor Seed Oil, Parfum / Fragrance, Octyldodecanol, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil / Safflower Seed Oil, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Fragaria Vesca Fruit Extract / Strawberry Fruit Extract, Limonene, Sorbitan Oleate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Anise Alcohol, Citral, Linalool, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Price and availability

$10 (42AED) for 4gms. Available at all TBS stores and online

My review of the body shop lip juicer

Can anyone have enough lip balms? No in my case as I have dry lips and winter+dry lips is a very bad combination.When I visited TBS I was immediately attracted to the cute little lip balms, which was their new launch. I really love the cute packaging. The lip juicers are TBS’s version of EOS but not exactly round like EOS, but is pointed and reminds me of the fat colored pencils we used when we were kids. Do you remember those? Are they still available? And why am I asking that 😛 Okay back to the topic.

The lip juicers are inspired by fruit smoothies and are available in 5 shades. These are 100% vegan and formulated with community trade shea butter, marula oil and organic olive oil. The lip juicers does not contain mineral oils, paraffin or petrolatum, which is great to know.

Each lip juicers have a different fruity scent, not very strong but still delicious and it’s really hard not to eat these. These are also tinted and provides a good tint even on my pigmented lips. I have the strawberry, pomegranate and Aloe which has a strawberry scent and gives a red tint.

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The body shop lip juicers gets quickly absorbed into your lips ( almost immediately) leaving your lips soft, smooth and hydrated. Your lips are truly nourished and you can feel it. The lip balm stays there for quite some time, actually you don’t feel it’s there but the tint and the moisturisation stays for very long time.

The five available shades are:

  • Kiwi, Kale and Water Melon
  • Raspberry, Beetroot and Ginger
  • Coconut, Passion fruit and carrot
  • Acai, Blueberry and Dragon fruit
  • Strawberry, Pomegranate and Aloe

The Body shop here does not have the former two but I really hope they will stock up soon.

Swatches

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Swatches of 1.Coconut, Passion fruit and carrot 2.Acai, Blueberry and Dragon fruit and 3. Strawberry, Pomegranate and Aloe respectively.

Final verdict

What I love:

  • The very adorable packaging, which is handy and easy to carry.
  • Vegan, contains nourishing ingredients.
  • No mineral oil, paraffin and petrolatum.
  • Very beautiful fruity scent.
  • Keeps lips nice and soft.

Not in love with:

  • The quantity might be low for the price.

Overall, I think The body shop lip juicers are a great option to try if you are a lip balm hoarder or you if you need a good lip balm. The yummilicious scent and the cute packaging is definitely going to make you wanna get this if you check this out at their stores. The nourishing ingredients like Shea butter, Marula and organic olive oil will give a smooth and hydrated finish to your lips. I give it a 4.7/5 and I highly recommend this.

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Have you tried the lip juicers from The body shop? Let me know which is your favorite from the five available variants.

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DIY TEA TREE FOAMING ANTI-ACNE FACE WASH

If you follow me on instagram (I think you must if you haven’t already to know all things happening in my life), I have mentioned that the tea tree skin clearing foaming cleanser is on eof my favorite cleansers which I repurchase when I am not in a mood to experiment. It was then that my love for DIY skincare products made me think why not try and make a DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash with all the good ingredients minus the chemicals. Sounds great right! So I gathered all the ingredients I want to make this face wash, did some research about the ingredients and finally made my DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash which has skin clearing benefits.

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Ingredients required to make DIY tea tree anti acne face wash

  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap (Find similar here )
  • 1 cup distilled water or purified water.
  • 1 tsp tea tree oil (Find similar here )
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (Find similar here )
  • 5 tsp grape seed oil (Find similar here )
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil (optional) (Find similar here )

Method of preparing DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash

In a foam dispenser bottle, combine all the ingredients mentioned above and shake well. Remember to shake well before every use.

Skin benefits of ingredients used

The best thing about DIY beauty products is that you can customize the products depending on your skin type and the things available at your house. Check out the benefits of the ingredients I have used to make this DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash.

Tea tree oil

  • Contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds that are known to reduce inflammation.
  • Treats acne and lightens acne marks.
  • Promotes skin glowing.
  • Treats scars.

Raw honey

  • Fights acne.
  • Help treat wrinkles.
  • Fades dry skin.
  • Cleanses skin.
  • Helps in improving complexion.

Grape seed oil

  • Reduces wrinkles.
  • Helps in fading away scars.
  • Helps in fighting acne.
  • Has anti-ageing properties.
  • Skin balancing.
  • Restoration of collagen.

Lemon Essential oil

  • Skin cleanser.
  • Fights acne and acne marks.
  • Prevents premature ageing.
  • Reduce excess skin oiliness.
  • Helps in controlling blackheads.
  • Skin tightening properties.
  • Lightens and brightens skin.

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So what do you think about this DIY tea treefoaming anti acne face wash? Let me know if you try this. Do you like making your own beauty products? If you are too lazy to try this don’t forget to check out a much easier one natural skincare routine.

But trust me this is very easy and the best part no chemicals at all.

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HUDA BEAUTY OBSESSIONS PALETTE WARM BROWN REVIEW+SWATCHES

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I am here with a new review. If you ask anyone in the beauty industry or the ones just aspiring to be, about their inspiration,the one person everyone will say of is Huda Kattan. Since she know the game better than anyone else, the products she launches also intrigues everyone. That’s the reason why there is almost no one who hasn’t tried her liquid matte , foundation and her eyeshadows.Today I’m going to talk about one of her eyeshadow palettes from the obsessions range, the Huda beauty Obsessions palette in Warm brown.

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Product claims

Each Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is packed with a selection of nine highly pigmented mattes and striking shimmers, all with a smooth and blendable texture. Available in four color themes—Warm Brown, Mauve, Smokey, and Electric Obsessions—the palettes are super compact and lightweight, making them a must-have for your handbag. The large mirror, conveniently-sized palette, and versatile shade collection allow you to create both classic and playful looks that are easy to apply on-the-go.

Instantly bring light and warmth to your look with Huda’s go-to palette. Packed with 8 mattes and 1 shimmer in heated tones of browns, reds, oranges and copper, the colour range flatters any skin tone and eye colour.

Ingredients

Matte Shades:
Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Capryl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-):Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Foil Shades:
Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Product availability and price

Priced at $27 and available at Sephora.

Huda beauty Obsessions palette in warm brown

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The Huda beauty Obsessions palette comes in a sturdy black packaging with a magnetic closure. Not fancy-looking, but I still like how it looks. Compact, light-weight, easy to carry wherever you go and also has a mirror. The Obsessions palette has 9 shades. The palette has a good amount of product even though it looks small. The shadows are placed close, so no extra space wasted and there is no brush, which however is going to be useless.

I bought the warm brown obsessions palette because I loved all the shades in the palette. The Warm brown palette is a warm toned neutral palette and consists of 8 matte shades and one shimmery gold shade. Shades which enable you to create any looks both day to night. All the shades in the palette are so pigmented. They have a smooth, soft, texture some shades are dry and powdery while some other shades have a creamy texture. Either ways, blends so well. There is no fall out or very little fall out. Some shades have absolutely zero fall out, but some shades do have some fall out. But I have noticed that some other palettes like the Electric have fall out.The eye shadows stays all day without creasing.

The warm brown obsessions palette consists of the following shades

#1 A medium-dark red with warm undertones

#2 Brighter, medium orange with strong, warm yellow undertones.

#3 Rich medium dark orange-red with warm undertones.

#4 Deep brown with subtle, warm red undertones.

#5 Rich, medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen.

#6 Light yellow with warm undertones.

#7 Medium orange with warm, red undertones.

#8 Light medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones.

#9 Rich, coppery brown with warm undertones.

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Swatches

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In love with:

  • The Packaging is small and convenient and hence travel-friendly.
  • The eyeshadows are pigmented,
  • Blends easily.
  • Great amount for the price.
  • Amazing quality

Not in love with:

  • Some palette has fall outs. But the warm brown obsessions palette has comparitively less fall out.

Overall, I really love the Huda Beauty obsessions palette in Warm brown. I would say, if you don’t want to invest in the bigger palettes, then this is definitely a great option since you can choose according to the colors you want. This is also the best palette to carry with you if you are travelling. I would give it a 4.2/5


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Have you tried any Huda Beauty obsessions palette? Which one is your favorite?

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MAKEUP FOREVER ARTIST FACE COLOR PALETTE REVIEW

Hey my lovelies? How are you all?

I have been busy with a lot of things. So many things happening in my life right now. I also did an Instagram giveaway, my first ever giveaway. So all things are going well. During my recent Sephora visit to get the products for the giveaway, I gifted myself the Makeup forever artist face color palette. So let me share everything I know about this palette and my experience using it.

Product claims

Reveal your inner artist! Customize your palette with this refillable range of pressed face powders in highlight, sculpt and blush shades.

Choose your palette size, then customize to your needs by mixing and matching your favorite highlight, sculpt and blush shades. Artist Face Color’s unique formula features atomized pigments providing intense color payoff that blend and diffuse for a natural result. The super-fine powder melts into skin while also seamlessly layering for a natural, long lasting finish. Available in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes across 34 highlight, sculpt and blush shades, Artist Face Color provides endless ways to enhance and define your features for your desired result.

Price and availability

80 AED ($25) for each. Available at Sephora and Makeup forever stores.

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Let me tell you what the limited edition Makeup forever Artist face color palette is. It is a customizable palette, which you can build from 34 blush, sculpt and highlight shades . You can choose a blush, contour and a highlighter and you can totally customize the palette, depending on your skin color and preference. This is not like the other palettes which come according to your light, medium or skin tone, Makeup forever has gone a step further and lets you choose what works best for your own complexions. You can also choose from matte, shimmer and pearl finishes.

The 34 shades can be bought separately too if you wish. Also a palette for two shades is available. I have the trio.

The palette is a  magnetic palette which is black. Looks classy, sturdy and is so convenient. Great when travelling as you don’t have to carry them individually. This has a mirror, a good one unlike most mirrors coming with other makeup products. The size is so perfect, fits inside your purse. So you can carry it everywhere you go.

I really love the formula, super smooth and buttery soft. No or very little kickback. The pigmentation is brilliant. Blends well into the skin and into each other. Does not emphasis any dryness or texture on skin.

Now let me talk more about the shades I got. The blush shade I got is B314, Highlighter shade  H106, sculpting shade S118. The shade numbers are mentioned at the back of each pan. Blush B314 is a warm coral shade with a satin finish. Such a beautiful shade. H106 is one of the best highlighter shades available especially for medium skin tones, a warm gold with a metallic finish. So so pretty. S118 is a neutral brown shade with a matte finish. I, at first thought this shade was a wrong choice but this particular shade really gave that shadow kind of look, that we are looking for while contouring. Hence the results look almost natural.

All the three shades are pigmented, so use a light hand, especially while playing with the blush and the contour shade.The sculpting powder is matte, the blush has a little bit of sheen and the highlighter will give a glow that can be seen from moon. If you don’t want shimmer and sheen, you have matte options. So no reason to not buy this palette, my friends! The overall look is not too little or too much, just the right amount of color you need. Lasts all day and I am not kidding.

What I really like about the Makeup forever artist face color palette is that the formula is brilliant. Even if you are a beginner in makeup, this palette is super easy to work with, so you can easily play with it. And not messy, in the sense, very little kickback, blends superbly.

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Overall

What I love:

  • Small, easy to carry and convenient magnetic palette.
  • You can choose from 34 shades of blush, highlight and sculpting powder, totally customizable.
  • Smooth and soft texture.
  • Blends really well into the skin and with each other.
  • Easy to use.
  • No or very less kickback.
  • Great color payoff.

What I don’t like:

I cannot think of any. Yes you heard me right!!

Now do I love this or do I love this, I love it! Best sculpting palette I have used so far! Yes It’s that amazing. Do I recommend? Hell yeah! What are you still doing here? Get it!! I give it 5/5

Have you tried the Makeup forever artist face color palette? Which is the best sculpting product you have used so far?

 

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE ANTI-IMPERFECTION DAILY SOLUTION

Hey beautiful people, how are you guys doing?

I recently had such a bad breakout, seriously bad. I was not in a mood to try any DIY’s or any products and I just left my skin to suffer. Not a good thing to do, I know! But life was so crazy, I just ignored myself. Then one day as I went to The Body Shop store to get some stuff I noticed a beauty and got it. I am talking about the body shop tea tree anti-imperfection daily solution. Please keep reading to know what, why, how and whatever questions you have in your mind about this product.

Product claims

Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution is a lightweight, pre-serum concentrate that combats breakouts and improves the overall condition of skin. After 4 weeks, skin looks and feels purified, clearer, smoother, healthier, clarified, mattified and soothed with reduced redness and imperfections. This daily solution battles breakouts with its easily absorbed key ingredient, pure tea tree oil.

Price and Availability

Priced at $22 at all TBS stores

The body shop tea tree anti-imperfection daily solution review

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The tea tree range has been my favorite range when it comes to The body shop. Such a wonderful range of products especially suited for oily/combination skin. The Anti-imperfection daily solution also is from the tea tree range.The Anti-imperfection daily solution comes in a green colored glass bottle with a dropper dispenser cap, which is black. Dropper is perfect as you can adjust the amount of product getting dispensed. You just need 2-3 drops of the product. The packaging is quite handy but is made of glass, so you might not prefer it while travelling.

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The Anti-imperfection daily solution is a clear watery solution. This is not a moisturizer, this is more like a serum. This glides on smoothly on the face and absorbs into your skin as soon as it is applied. Not oily or greasy at all.

The daily solution has tea tree oil as one of its main ingredient so has a very fresh fragrance of tea tree oil. Not very overpowering fragrance and fades away really quick.

I use this two times, morning and evening.Just take 2-3 drops on my fingers and tap this on my face. It feels very soothing and fresh when applied on the skin. The anti-imperfection daily solution has so much improved how my skin felt. It mattifies the skin, makes pores less visible, reduces acne marks and makes skin appear smoother and fresher.  This claims to get rid of blemishes, well it does not prevent any breakouts or anything but yes helps is reducing them and also helps in overall repairing of the skin. As i have mentioned earlier my skin was in such a bad condition and this product has helped me in improving my skin.

Let’s talk about moisturizing. The SA said you can skip moisturizer when using this. But I disagree. This gives some amount of moisturization but not enough for my combination skin. So you definitely have to moisturize after using this. And if you have dry skin , then you definitely definitely must moisturize. The brand itself claim this to be a pre-serum, but since I don’t wish to add that one more step, I use it as a serum.

But I seriously don’t mind that. It also helps in lightening dark spots on regular use. I have been using this for the past 4-5 months. But you don’t have to use it for such a long time to see results. Definitely shows results in about a month. TBS claims it to show results within 4 weeks. You need only a few drops of the product so this is going to last long. Even after using for 4-5 months, the bottle isn’t empty yet.

Overall 

In love with:

  • The liquid glides on smoothly on the face.
  • Not oily or sticky and absorbs really fast into the skin.
  • Can be used both during summer and winter.
  • Fresh fragrance.
  • Mattifies the skin.
  • Reduces acne and helps in fading acne marks.
  • Visibly reduces redness and fastens process of healing.
  • Pores become less visible.
  • Improves the skin texture.

Not in love with:

  • Some might not like the smell.
  • Some might find it expensive, but for the quality its worth. It’s also going to last for a long time.

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Final verdict

I’m really impressed how clearer and smoother my skin felt after using this. Does not prevent acne, but helps in reducing it and also clearing the acne marks. The Body shop tea tree anti-imperfection daily solution has definitely improved how my skin looked and felt. For that reason I am really happy with this. I am not going to repurchase this as I have some other products lined up to try but I highly recommend you give it a try especially if you have oily/combination skin. I give it 4.8/5

Have you tried this product? Which is your favorite product from the tea tree range?

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JUST HERBS HERB ENRICHED SKIN TINT REVIEW

Hey guys! How are you all doing?

I am someone who prefers light to medium coverage foundations rather than full coverage ones. Now when I heard about the Just herbs skin tint which is makeup and skincare in one, I was really interested in giving it a try. I mean, what could be better than a foundation that takes care of your skin whilst giving some coverage. Now I have been trying this for some time and let me tell you more about it.

Claims by the brand

  • Part-skincare part-makeup
  • Compliments skin shade and blends easily
  • Blurs imperfections, masks large pores and primes blemishes
  • Nurtures skin tone and provides sun protection
  • Works well with your six step regime
  • Suits all skin types

Price and availability

120 AED (aprox. $33) for 40ml product. Available online at the official website

My review of the Just herbs herb enriched Skin tint

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The Just herbs herb enriched skin tint comes in a light-weight glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The bottle is quite sturdy hence you don’t have to worry about travelling with it. I even carried it with me during my trip to India. But I have a problem with the pump dispenser. The product does not come out properly and when it does, too much product comes out. So I remove the cap and then take what is required. I don’t trust the pump and I hate wasting anything, especially makeup 😀

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The just herbs herb enriched skin tint has a creamy texture.When I saw some demo videos of using the product, I felt that this does not blend properly. But to be honest, the skin tint blends so well into the skin, giving a velvet matte finish. Love how natural it looks, as if you have no makeup, but as if you have beautiful and radiant skin.

The skin tint comes in just one shade, a light shade with pink undertones. But works well on most skin tones. I have tried it on fair, medium and dark skin tones and found that it works well on all skin tones. But works best for fair and medium skin tones.

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after blending

Speaking about coverage, it gives medium coverage, a minimal medium coverage, I must say. So if you need a full coverage or if you have to hide severe acne  or blemishes this is not for you. But you can use a concealer on top of it just as you would while using any other light to medium coverage foundations. And remember this one can actually help in drying out newly formed acne, so you leave it there and let it help you with that issue.

The Just herbs herb enriched skin tint feels very light on the skin. Does not settle into fine lines or dry patches. Diminishes the appearance of large pores. So if not as a foundation, you can use it as a base underneath your foundation.

The best thing about the skin tint according to me is the ingredient list, super impressive ingredient list. Don’t forget to go through the ingredient list. It is organic. Mineral oil and Paraben free.

The skin tint also helps in controlling oil for hours. It has a herbal smell, which reminds me of henna leaves (not of the powder, but the real fresh leaves) .  The skin tint claims to provide sun protection, but the SPF is not mentioned. I believe even if it does give sun protection, the spf level will be low. Hence I  use a sunscreen.

The skin tint stays on your skin for about 6-8 hours. You can either apply it as such or you can set it with a powder. Both ways, I love it!

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Overall

In love with:

  • Travel-friendly packaging.
  • Blends into the skin so well, whilst evening out skin tone and providing a radiant glow to the skin.
  • Suits all skin types.
  • Blurs imperfections, large pores. Helps control oil.
  • Organic and contains some really amazing ingredients.
  • Light-medium coverage which stays for 6-8 hours.
  • Contains SPF.
  • Feels very light on the skin.

Not  in love with:

  • The pump dispenser does not work properly.

Final verdict

Once I started using the Just herbs herb enriched skin tint, I have been using it almost everyday. And why not, part skincare and part makeup remember? You will definitely replace this with your everyday foundation. I even  use it on special occasions. But if you need full coverage, then you will be disappointed with the coverage, just gives a light to medium coverage. But you can also use it as a base under your makeup as it not only blurs the imperfections, but also contains amazing ingredients which helps in taking care of your skin.

The skin tint not just gives a glow outside, but  nourishes your skin from inside. I highly recommend this to all and I give it 4.9/5. Wish the pump dispenser worked well too!

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Some might find it a bit expensive as you might think a bb or cc cream can be used instead, but ingredients guys, ingredients used are just brilliant.

I love the product. Have you used it? What are your thoughts?

 

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BATH AND BODY WORKS COCO SHEA COCONUT WHIPPED BODY BUTTER

Hey guys! How are you all doing?

I really love using body butters and whipped body butters are my favorites. Especially because of the texture and deep moisturizing. My current favorite is my Aloe vera shea butter whipped DIY body butter . Today I am going to review a body butter which I have been using recently, the Bath and body works Coco Shea coconut whipped body butter.

Product claims

CocoShea blends two of nature’s most nourishing ingredients — vitamin-packed cocoa butter + rich, moisturizing shea butter — for the ultimate collection of skin-loving formulas. With over 24 hours of super rich hydration, our deeply nourishing whipped body butter delivers intense moisture to leave skin feeling moisturized and richly replenished.

Price

$16.50 for 226g/8oz

My review of the bath and body works coco shea coconut whipped body butter

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Have you checked my review of the Coco Shea honey bath and shower jelly? This is from the same range. The coco shea range comes in three variants- cucumber, honey and coconut. The whipped body butter I got is the coconut variant.

The body butter comes in a beautiful lavender colored tub packaging. Some might feel its un-hygenic but I think this is a convenient packaging for whipped body butters. Love the violet color tub. Now, the packaging is travel-friendly if you are okay with the size. I definitely need body butters in large amounts, so I have carried the entire tub with me while coming to India.

The texture is mousse like just like any other body butters, thick, soft and smooth texture. The body butter has a coconutty fragrance. Not a very strong scent, but still leaves a beautiful scent on the skin. It lasts for about 6+hours, a very faint but beautiful scent. Absolutely in love with the fragrance.

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Coming to the main thing , moisturizing. It immediately moisturizes even your dry skin and leaves it soft and beautiful. Not greasy at all. Keeps skin moisturized for a long time. I apply two times, morning and night and that’s enough to keep my skin moisturized. Love how soft and smooth my skin feels after applying this body butter. No wonder it keeps your skin hydrated and nourished, it contains the goodness of shea butter and cocoa butter.

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Overall

In love with:

  • mousse like texture.
  • Beautiful coconut fragrance, which stays for long hours.
  • Leaves skin soft and nourished.
  • Keeps skin moisturized for a long time.
  • Contains goodness of shea butter and cocoa butter.

Not in love with:

  • Contains toms of chemicals.

I am really in love with the Bath and body works Coco Shea coconut whipped body butter. Love how soft and smooth it makes my skin. Skin is deeply moisturized and nourished. Love the faint but lovely coconut fragrance it leaves on my skin. I give it 4.9/5 and I highly recommend this body butter.

Have you tried this body butter from Bath and body works?


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