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MAX FACTOR MIRACLE CONTOURING PALETTE

Hiya my lovely people? How have you all been?

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.

 

 

 

 

PIMPLE TREATMENT FACE MASK

pimple treatment face mask

Hello, my gorgeous friends! How are you all?

Today we are going to talk about a face mask and I am sure you will love it. Before we even start talking about the face mask,let me share a small story with you guys,please don’t worry, its short.

So what happened is, one day I was preparing chicken curry and for that, I was making a paste out of a few ingredients. Then suddenly I thought about the ingredients I have used, they are so good for your skin, then this thought struck me why not make an amazing face mask out of these ingredients. And  there were two big red pimples on my face. So what did I do, I cleaned my hands and face (very important) and applied this paste on one of the pimples. And later that day, I noticed my pimple actually shrunk and is not painful anymore. Eureka!

After a few days, I tried this mask on my face, and I really loved it. Now let”s jump into the ingredient list . Also, don’t forget to check out the benefits of each ingredient on your skin, which I will be writing at the end of this post.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 garlic glove (you can add two if you are okay with the sting)
  • 1/2 tbsp of chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

How to prepare the mask

Nothing much, just take all the above-mentioned ingredients in a blender, blend it to form a paste.

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How to apply the pimple treatment face mask

When you have spotted those nasty pimples rather than panicking about them, just make this face mask and apply a thin layer on that particular pimple, leave it on for some 10-20 minutes and then rinse it off. This mask is not only great for spot treatment, you can use it all over face and it gives amazing results. But as with any DIY or any kind of face masks, do a patch test. Slight stinging is alright as we have used garlic.

Benefits of the ingredients on skin

Garlic

Garlic as such can be used for spot treatment as it contains sulphur, which helps to prevent infections and reduce inflammations and also contains Allicin, which has anti-fungal, anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits. But if you are like me who can’t stand the stinging sensation of garlic, then you need to try something like this face mask. We use garlic because garlic

  • Help to get rid of stubborn acne.
  • Helps in removing blackheads.
  • Has anti-aging properties.
  • Helps to minimise pores.

Ginger

We have used ginger because it

  • Helps in treating blemishes and acne.
  • Has anti-aging benefits.
  • Helps in skin toning.
  • Gives radiant skin.

Coriander leaves

Coriander is great because it:

  • Acts as a natural antiseptic and anti-fungal agent.
  • Treatment of blackheads and acne.
  • Absorbs excess oil from your face.
  • Has anti-aging benefits.

Tomato

  • Perfect astringent.
  • Treats open pores.
  • Prevents signs of ageing.
  • Natural bleaching agent.
  • Remove dead skin cells and gives smooth and glowing skin.

One tip

One tip for better results is to pour this face mask into an icetray and freeze it. Once set take the ice cubes place it on the pimple/zits for a few seconds. Later rinse your face. You can also massage your entire using an ice cube, leave it for some 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

So that was one amazing face mask for pimple treatment. Let me know if you try it!

 

 

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

Thank you, my mom, my dad, my husband, my daughter, my brother, my in-laws, my grandmother, my uncles, my aunts, my cousins, my grandmother’s sisters husband’s brother’s son’s wife’s aunt…….!

Okay! Okay! just kidding!

While I am really grateful to every single person in my life, here I am thanking two of my blogger friends, Soumya and Shatchya for nominating me for an award (Yay! I have been nominated for the Versatile blogger award!) and of course all the beautiful people who take time in reading my humble blog.

Before I get into what a Versatile blogger award is and 7 facts about me, let me remind you guys to check out the awesome blogs of  Soumya who blogs at Soumya Midhun.com and Shatchya who blogs at Purplish vintage. Both their blogs are truly versatile, not to be missed!  I also would like to thank you guys for nominating me, Thank you! (more…)

HUDABEAUTY LIQUID MATTE- IS IT JUST ANOTHER LIQUID LIPSTICK?

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Everybody in this world is obsessed with liquid lipsticks, I guess! Maybe that’s one reason every other brand is coming up with liquid lipsticks. But when the Queen of the beauty world comes up with something, it must be a thing, right? Come on! who is not obsessed with the fluttery lashes and the amazing lip contours from the HudaBeauty range? And as you might already be aware, the Liquid matte lipsticks are the newest addition to the range. But is the HudaBeauty Liquid Matte just another liquid lipstick? You will find out soon, keep reading.

Product claims

Introducing Huda Beauty’s latest lip beautifier: the Liquid Matte, an unrivaled take on the liquid lipstick. The tried and true comfort-wear formula is infused with an exclusive complex to help maintain the lips’ hydration. The lightweight formula glides on a thin coat of color that intensifies as it sets to a matte, transfer-free finish with amazing staying power. You might even forget you’re wearing anything on your lips at all! Pair it with a complementary Huda Beauty Lip Contour to set off your look.

Huda’s tips for the perfect pout:

1. Prep your lips: To improve the consistency of application, gently exfoliate with a lip scrub. Blot off any excess oils.

2. For maximum impact, line lips using the Lip Contour and fade towards the center.

3. Apply a thin layer of Liquid Matte in the corresponding or lighter shade to fill in the rest.

4. Allow approximately 30 seconds for the color to set and intensify to an opaque finish. Color appearance may vary based on skin tone.

Price and availability

The HudaBeauty Liquid Matte retails for 100AED in UAE and $20 elsewhere and available at Sephora, cult beauty Hudabeauty online

My review of the HudaBeauty Liquid Matte

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First, let me share my experience trying to get the HudaBeauty Liquid Matt.  I had to go a few times to the Sephora where it was launched and had to struggle to get one for myself. When finally I passed the crowd around the HudaBeauty counter there were no trying or testing and just a few shades available. So I took Bombshell. Bombshell is a pretty nude peachy-pink shade and I absolutely love nude pinks.

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Coming to the packaging, I really have to rave about the box in which it comes. I absolutely love the packaging, which has an image of Huda’s lips, so adorable. The real product comes in a sleek matte tube which is transparent, it definitely looks luxurious. I also love the doe foot applicator which makes applying the product really easy. Now the smell, it smells like cakes, vanilla to be exact. I really love the scent. If you have a sensitive nose, don’t worry the smell fades away once the liquid lipstick is dry.

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I love the formula of the HudaBeauty liquid matte which is wet and runnier than most liquid lipsticks. Also unlike most or I think all liquid lipsticks, the HudaBeauty Liquid matte takes a little longer to dry. This is an advantage in disguise, you get more time to work with it. Have you had experiences when a liquid lipstick sets so quickly and you are not happy with the lip shape or you wish to build up the color and it ended up looking patchy?  Then this lipstick, my friend, is perfect for you! Brilliant formula. You can coat one layer after other, but absolutely no patchiness. But, there is still a but, when not set the liquid lipstick is tacky. Once set the tackiness is reduced but not completely.

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The HudaBeauty liquid matte glides on really smoothly, feels like butter. The pigmentation is also superb, the shade bombshell which I used is a nude shade, but still is 99% opaque. One swipe is enough. It would be even better if you are using darker shades. The texture is so thin and lightweight. You hardly know you have any lipstick on your lips except when you get that slight tacky feeling, otherwise, the lipstick is so comfortable on the lips.

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The Hudabeauty liquid matte claims to hydrate your lips. It contains some really hydrating ingredients like beeswax and olive oil. However, I am not sure it gives any extra hydration but it does not dry up your lips like most liquid lipsticks. I have used it with and without using lipliners and found that this liquid lipstick stays intact for a long time. I have had heavy meals, light meals, coffee but still the lipstick didn’t fade. It did fade a bit but completely negligible especially when I have used a lip liner. And when it fades, it fades evenly. The other great thing about this lipstick is that it does not transfer at all when set.

The Hudabeauty liquid lipstick comes in 16 different shades and the shades look different on different skin tones. As I have already mentioned I have Bombshell. I don’t know if you can spot, but the color becomes a bit darker when set. Just take a look at the images below.

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When still wet
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When set

Final verdict

In love 

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  • Great pigmentation and excellent coverage.
  • Brilliant formula.
  • So light and comfortable on lips.
  • Long wear quality.
  • Transfer proof.
  • Fades evenly.
  • Great color options.
  • Applies really well.
  • Does not leave your lips dry.

Not in love

  • Slight tackiness.
  • Availability might be an issue.

The Hudabeauty Liquid Matte is the best liquid lipstick I have used so far. If I completely neglect the slight tackiness then this is a perfect liquid lipstick. I give it 4.9/5, highly recommended!

Have you guys used the Hudabeauty liquid matte? Which is your favorite liquid lipstick?

 

 
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