MSQ Makeup Brushes (Set of 15)- Review

You have all the essentials that are needed for glamming up; the foundation, concealer, eyeshadows, blushes and all the other stuff but if you lack the magic wands on your vanity you cannot turn the magic on with all those beauty potions. Hold on beauties there is no hocus pocus going on here, magic wands here are referring the brushes that we use for makeup application.

Brushes are the pivotal tools that we use to achieve the look we want to create. There are plenty of them available out there, and to be honest we are bombarded with so many options that most of the time we get confused about picking up the right one. Trust me getting your hands on the great brushes is no joke, especially when you are on a budget. But hey guess what this blog will be getting you out of this confusion. Here I am going to review the MSQ 15 Pieces Brush Set that I bought from Aliexpress, yes you read it right, from ‘Aliexpress’ I found these gems and since the day I got the parcel I have become a diehard fan of MSQ.

To be very honest, I was a bit skeptical before making this purchase as most of the time you don’t get what you see online but after thorough research and considering all the positive feedbacks I decided to give it a go. And to my surprise, not a single piece out of 15 is what we could call useless. Every single piece worth the money that I have spent and I could totally say that this is the best brush set that I have bought so far. The cherry on the top, they are super duper affordable and totally worth every buck that I spent on it.

The Packaging: It comes in the compact parcel protected with the bubble wrap. I got all the pieces in excellent condition, and the bristles were in place as each brush was packed inside the plastic wrapper.

Price: 1650 with delivery charges

The Review

Powder Brush: The powder brush was not as big fat as I already own from the ‘Real Techniques’ but it is super soft and perfectly shaped for powder application all over the face and also under eyes.

Blush Brush: I really like the fact that the blush brush that comes in this set is actually an angular brush. The shape of this brush is just perfect to place the brush on the right spot without getting out of the place.

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Crease Brushes

In this set comes a variety of crease brushes and all of these are different from one another.

This one is the bigger one and is the most densely packed crease brush among all. The length of the handle is ideal for seamless blending and this one I find the most appropriate for applying transition shades.

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The second crease brush is smaller, I wish it was a bit tapered but still its a great brush for targeted blending below your transition shade.

Highlighter Brush: I am not sure if this brush is thoughtfully made for highlighter application or not, but I just simply love using it for the highlighter. This lets you apply highlighter on the area where it is supposed to be, trust me you all will be forgetting fan brush craze once you try this one on the highest points of your cheekbones.

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Goat Hair Brushes

In this set comes 4 goat hair brushes which I just love applying my eyeshadows with. They have loose bristles as compared to the synthetic ones and are perfect for blending. One of these is a pencil brush which is going to give you flawless blending on the lower lash line as well as in the inner corner. While the other three are best for the lid and crease. I really like the tapered one from which you can have more controlled application across the crease.

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Eyebrow brush: Eyebrow brush is something that I am really picky about. I have spent plenty of money on my angular eyebrow brushes and among all these, I like only one(which is the cheapest among all). But gurl.. let’s take a moment to appreciate MSQ as their eyebrow brush is just ah-mazing for getting precise shape without any hassle.

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Flat Definer: The flat definer brush is made to press product on the areas where you want a sharp and precise application. It can be used on the lower lash line as well as on the upper lash line; especially when you want gentle smudging near eyeliner.

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Foundation Brush: Here comes the star of the show. This is one of the brushes from this set that I was most excited about and this brush met my expectation as I found it just the way I wanted. This gives sheer to medium coverage and makes the foundation look as if it is your skin.

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Eyeliner Brush: Eyeliner brush is tilted which I never used before so I got quite excited when I found this. This one is perfect for gel liners as well as cake liners. Plus it’s ergonomic for hassle-free application.

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Contour Brush: This brush I found best for the contour and bronzer application. It is ideally packed and smooth for seamless contouring.

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Angular Eye Contour Brush: In this set, you will get an angular eyeshadow contouring brush which is perfect to enhance the shape of your eyes. Besides, it’s also great for the blending.

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Pros

  • Super affordable a single brush costs you approx 110 rupees
  • Soft bristles
  • Enough crease blending brushes which are usually difficult to find
  • Ideal handle shape which provides perfect grip for blending
  • Each brush has something different to offer

Cons

  • Delivery takes time usually 20 to 30 days or more
  • You would feel strange smell from brushes but it will be gone after one wash
  • The concealer brush is missing from this set

Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracotta Shadow and Blush Powder

Glow is a sign of youth. It makes your skin look radiant and healthy. I am not at all talking about that glow which we get from the oils on our face. That is something we could call greasiness, however glow should be look like it’s “a glow from within”. Who doesn’t love a glowy face? I am pretty sure everybody does. But unfortunately not all of us are blessed with glowy radiant skin and it’s perfectly fine we are all different and have something special in different ways. But the good thing is that we all could get a glowy look thanks to the makeup industry. We owe a huge thanks to them to provide us with HIGHLIGHTERS. 

If you are a makeup junkie, you must have been aware of the current highlighter craze and how much all the beauty gurus are obsessed with the highlighters. Highlighter application acts as a cherry on top of your whole makeup look. It gives an extra oomph and vivacious feel to your face. If you are not a makeup junkie you must not be aware of the power of a highlighter but girlll its time to swirl.  Grab one for you and I promise you will be awestruck with the results.

There is a humungous variety of highlighters available in market and obviously from this huge range there are some good ones, some bad ones and some ugly ones. But you don’t need to worry about going through all that testing and trying procedure because here I am going to review one of my favorite and extremely affordable yet good quality highlighter which is Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder(yes I know it was a mouthful) you could find in the market. So if you are planning to try a highlighter for the first time it won’t hurt your pocket and if you already have plenty of them still it will be a good addition in your collection.

Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder:

Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder
Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder
Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder
The Perfect Highlighter by Rivaj

Rivaj mineral terracotta shadow and blush powder is an amazing and affordable highlighter you could find in market especially when you are on a budget or if you are trying a highlighter first time and skeptical about how it will look on your face. Despite the fact that they market it as blush and shadow, it is indeed an ideal product for highlighting. 

It is extremely pigmented, it doesn’t feel chunky or chalky, it glides smoothly on your skin. Some shades are more on bronzy side but others are ideal as a highlighter. The best shade among the whole range is number 07. I own this one I swear by the results you will be getting with this. It is a perfect pick for both a high intensity makeup look and also for more subtle casual look. It just depends on the way of application.

Packaging:

In my opinion packaging could be a little better, but for the price point the packaging is quite satisfactory. It comes in a big round plastic container which is glossy pinkish from the back side while front part is made of transparent plastic. 

Quantity:

Here comes the biggest plus point. The quantity they are providing in such an affordable price is literally insane. As I have already mentioned above that the packaging is big round container. I feel like if I keep using it for years, it still won’t get finished. You will be getting — in this container.

Price: Rs. 350 

Swatch:

Warning: Kindly wear sunglasses, this glowy radiant beam could affect your vision.

Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder
Swatch With Flash
Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder
Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder
Rivaj The Color Art Mineral Terracota Shadow and Blush Powder
Swatch with flash

Pros:

Affordable price

It’s a baked highlighter so you won’t get unwanted fallout

Mineral makeup

You are getting large quantity of product that too in extremely affordable price.

Very pigmented

Doesn’t feel chalky

Compliments your full glam makeup look

Best for professional use

Doesn’t get frosty on your skin

Also contains a hint of pink 

Cons:

Packaging could be little better

KRYOLAN TV PAINT STICK REVIEW

Every time I see somebody applying foundation, I don’t know why but I get that oddly satisfying feel. I love to see how a foundation makes the face look so even, flawless and single toned. I must say the name given to this product is absolutely appropriate for it “FOUNDATION”. The results of anything depend on its foundation, if foundation is not perfect we cannot get desired results. Same thing is with makeup, if your foundation game is weak then your entire makeup look will be doomed.

Today a wide variety of foundations are available in market, you can get foundations for all types of skins like for dry skin, oily skin, combination skin etc. similarly there are foundations available category wise like pore filling foundations, acne covering foundations and the list goes on. From this wide range of options, choosing the perfect one for you is no less than a task. And yes do I need to mention about how tough it is to get your perfect shade of foundation? You all must have known the struggle.

I myself have been a victim of this deadly game: Finding a true match for me. It happens so many times with me that in store I swatch a foundation, I fall in love with it and feel like yes I have found my holy grail, here it is, my true match. But when I apply that same foundation in the day light or for some event I feel like what the heck? Is this even the same shade I swatched in the store? And I know it’s the story of every girl’s life out there. I have foundations resting in peace in my makeup graveyard owing to this shade matching game.

I think you guys have had enough of this sob story of not getting perfect shade. Let me tell you that I own a gem of a foundation, which is my holy grail, my all time favorite and most importantly the true match for my skin tone. That foundation is Kryolan FS-45. Yes, you must be shocked to know that my favorite is TV paint stick and my answer is absolutely yes I can’t go wrong with this foundation.

KRYOLAN TV PAINT STICK:
It’s a perfect full coverage foundation which serves as both as a concealar and a foundation. So many foundations come and go but this one has been my staple for so long, I don’t even remember. Although I am in favor of the fact that it would be a little be heavy for more casual gatherings or a day time look. But on the other hand I would say it’s an absolute best choice for night time party and a full glam look, where you want to be assured that your makeup is full coverage and heavy duty. So without further due let’s get into the review.

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CONSISTENCY:
Although it’s a stick foundation when you apply it on your skin it will glide smoothly and blends perfectly into the skin with a damp sponge. It doesn’t feel cakey on your face at all. Consistency is really smooth and buttery. Unlike some other stick foundations it doesn’t feel chunky at all.

PRICE: Rs.1550
I feel the price is so appropriate or we could say less if we compare it with the quality and quantity of the product. The price is definitely a striking feature of this product.

SHADE RANGE:
Well this is another plus for Kryolan TV paint stick. There is a humungous variety of shades available in this range. So when it comes to get the shade selection you will not gonna be disappointed.

PACKAGING:
Packaging is typical stick foundation packaging as you can’t get many variations in a stick foundation. Good thing is the cap closes tightly so it’s definitely a travel friendly packaging.

INGREDIENTS:
Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Paraffin, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Kaolin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tocopherol, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Oleth-10, Laneth-40, Polybutene, Lanolin Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Linalool, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Carmine CI 75470, Ultramarines CI 77007, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Red 36 CI 12085, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Red 22 Lake CI 45380, Red 28 Lake CI 45410, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Bronze or Copper Powder CI 77400, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Tin Oxide, Mica] (EU seulement/only: CI 77266, CI 58000, CI 77120, CI 74160, CI 74260, CI 11680, CI 73015) May contain carmine as a color additive.

SWATCHES:

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Kryolan swatch
Swatch (after blending)

STRIKING FEATURES:

  • You get a lot of product for an affordable price.
  • Affordable
  • Glides smoothly on skin
  • Easily blendable.
  • Full coverage
  • Covers scars
  • Serves as a concealer as well
  • Covers acne as well
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Best option for a full glam look
  • Does not feel heavy on skin
  • Does not feel cakey
  • They have a huge variety of shade range

CONS:

  • Not suitable for a day time subtle look

HIT OR MISS:

An absolute HIT.

Glamorous face U.S.A 4 Glorious Colour Blusher (Review)

Do you like your makeup very vibrant and glamorous or do you prefer a subtle natural makeup look more often? No matter what your preferences are but one thing must be your staple; the healthy flush of color on cheeks. 

As far as i remember i have never come across a woman in my life who does not use a blusher in her makeup routine. In short you can skip the newly set trends i.e highlighting, contouring etc but you would never skip applying a blush on your cheeks. 

In my opinion blusher is simply a fundamental, easy to apply and beautiful makeup product. Blush on its own can give a dimension and definition to your face and you dont need to be a professional or expert to apply blusher properly, only a little practise is enough. 

Just like any other woman out there, blush is my favourite and most used makeup product. Be it a corporate event, a night party or a day time gathering I can never withdraw the application of blusher.

For the love i have for blushers, here I am going to review my all time favourite yet very affordable blush on kit from “Glamorous Face”. Although corals and peaches are really in nowadays, yet nobody can deny the beauty of eternal pink blushers. They can never get old fashioned and their trend will never die.

Glamorous kit blush on kits available in different shades. I have this in shade “C” and it has total 4 blushers in which there are 3 different hues of pinks with complete different undertones and one bright red shimmery shade.

Glamorous face U.S.A 4 Glorious Shade Blusher
Glamorous face U.S.A 4 Glorious Colour Blusher

SHADE 1:

This is really subtle pink blusher for every day use. This one is my favourite and most used shade from the kit.

SHADE 2:

The second shade is most bright hue of pink blusher from the kit. Whenever i feel like to have a pop of color on my cheeks I pick this one.

SHADE 3:

This one is a vivid shade of pink contains a hint of red in it. Perfect for the makeup looks when you want to keep your makeup look extra glamorous.

SHADE 4:
This is the least used shade from the kit. I have used it only once on someone else and it looked amazing. A perfect shade when you want to keep your eyes and lips mute and let your facial features speak. It has shimmer in it.

ALL SWATCHES:

Glamorous face U.S.A 4 Glorious Shade Blusher
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Glamorous face U.S.A 4 Glorious Shade Blusher
Swatches with flash

TEXTURE: 

Texture of all the blushers is really smooth speacially the darker one has more buttery feel in texture. They glide smoothly on the skin. Moreover they are really pigmented thus a little goes a long way. 

INGREDIENTS:

Glamorous face U.S.A 4 Glorious Shade Blusher
Ingredients

PACKAGING:

Its a maroon colored rectangular plastic compact. Also has a small rectangular mirror and small brushes as well. Packaging is really convenient and travel friendly.

PROS:

  • Affordable.
  • Blushers are really pigmented.
  • 3 matte blushers which are good for having natural flush of color on cheeks.
  • Packaging is travel friendly.
  • Easily available.
  • It has mirror in it.
  • Shades of pinks with different undertones

CONS:

  • brushes that come with it are of no use.

JUST GOLD EYEBROW PENCIL Review (Best Brow Products part II)

Earlier in Part I of Best Brow products, I have talked about recent brow trends and reviewed my favourite brow powder shadows. In this blog I am going to review my favourite brow pencil i.e Just Gold Eyebrow Pencil in shade Black.

Just gold is a Dubai based makeup brand, earlier I have used an eyeshadow kit from it, which used to be my favourite eyeshadow kit. They sell brow pencils in numerous shades the few i remember were black, dark brown, light brown. I picked the one in shade “01 Black”. This shade will not be a good option for having a natural look but I use this for the purpose of outlining my brows and to shape them. Moreover it has bent applicator which makes  easier to give shape to your brows.

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Just Gold Eyebrow Pencil in shade Black 01
Eyebrow pencil
Angular Applicator Tip

PACKAGING:

It is a black coloured, slightly thick pencil and the applicator is angular which reminds me the shape of anastasia brow pencil. Packaging is convenient and travel friendly. The cap closes tightly. It comes in sealed plastic cover.
PRICE: 200 pkr

SHELF LIFE: 18 Months

INGREDIENTS:

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Ingredients

TEXTURE:

Texture is not smooth and waxy which is good for a brow product. Because your brow pencil is supposed to be less pigmented otherwise they will make your brows look very dark and fake.

SWATCH:

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Swatch
Eyebrow pencil
Eyebrows done by using Just Gold Eyebrow Pencil (black)

PROS:

  1. Affordable.
  2. Stay longer.
  3. Angular applicator tip.
  4. Water resistant (not water proof).
  5. Best for shaping your brows.
  6. Available in may shades.
  7. Texture is perfect for a brow pencil.
  8. Travel friendly.

CONS:

  1. Its not smudge proof.
  2. Not easily available.

    (This article is a continuation of my previous blog on Best Brow Products. Read that one for more insight)

    ESSENCE EYEBROW STYLIST SET (Best Brow Products Part I)

    Two most important beauty products I cant help applying are kajal(kohl) and my eyebrow products. If eyes are mirror of the face, I would say eyebrows are frame to it. Whenever I dont have my eyebrows done my face feels so incomplete and dull.

    Fuller eyebrows are one of the biggest trend of this era, and i found this trend so good and healthy. Not just because its an ongoing trend but I like the way they look on the face. Unlike 00’s eyebrows which used to be so thin and barely there, current days trend looks so healthy and obviously gives a youthful look.

    Here i am not talking about those particular instagram brows. In my opinion they are a bit overboad but if you like them you do you boo. When doing your eyebrows you can still make them look fuller without going overboard. What you all need are perfect brow products.

    Having thick nicely shaped eyebrows is nothing less than a blessing. If you have them there is no need to apply too much product. Just give them a little bit definition and you are good to go. On the other hand if you are not blessed with thick eyebrows(like me), dont worry there are gazillion amazing brow products available out there which will going to shape and fill you brows to perfection. But… finding perfect brow products is no joke.

    MY FAVOURITE EYEBROW PRODUCTS:

    I have quite thin eyebrows and have very few hair in the arch area. Although they are not very light, they have less volume. Therefore I need a pencil to shape it and then I fill it with brow shadow to give it more natural feel, because in my opinion filling your brows with pencil itself could make it look fake.

    Here I am going to Review my two favourite brow product which I have been using for a long time and now I am 100% sure about the results.

    1. Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set in shade Brunette
    2. Just Gold 24 hours stay eyebrow pencil in shade Black (review in part II)

    ESSENCE EYEBROW STYLIST SET:

    This eyebrow kit is my favourite and I like it not only a as an eyebrow product, but I found it multipurpose. I use this not only on my brows but i have created numerous eye makeup look by using this kit. Essence sell eyebrow stylit set in two shades one is in shade brunette and another one is in shade blonde. I own the brunette one.

    For the girls having thicker brows but have some bald spots or uneven shape this kit is a dream product. You just have to fill your brows with it and voila you will be having naturally fuller defined brows.

    This set contains two brow shadows one is more dark brownish and the another one is light brown shade. It also has three brow stencils one is for having high brow, second one is for small brow and the last one is for regular brow. It also has a little brow guide in it. Lastly it has a tiny eyebrow brush. So you will be having a complete brow kit.

    Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set
    Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set( shadows, stencils, guide & brush)

    SWATCH:

    Essence Brow Set
    Swatches ( Dark Brown, Light Brown)

    PRICE: 420 pkr

    PACKAGING:

    Packaging is very cute , trendy and convenient all at once. Its a small elongated kind of  plastic container, the cap opens from one side. Inside this, two shades are placed in thin plastic tray. They marketed it as a kit and it definitely is a kit because it contains so many items in just one small container.

    Essence Brow Set
    Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set (Brunette)

    INGREDIENTS:

    Essence Eyebrow Stylist
    Ingredients

    SHELF LIFE: 12 months

    AVAILABILITY:

    Essence products are easily available online and at your nearest superstores.

    TEXTURE:

    Texture of both brow shadows is really smooth. Both shadows are pigmented. They dont feel chalky.

    Texture

    PROS:

    1. Affordable.
    2. Pigmented formula.
    3. Easily available.
    4. Can be used as eyeshadows as well.
    5. Travel friendly packaging.
    6. It comes with 3 eyebrow stencils.
    7. Perfect for natural brow look.

    CONS:

    1. The tiny brush comes with it is of no use.
    2. Essence eyebrow stylist set should be available in more shades specially in a black one.

    Update: Essence has discontinued this eyebrow stylist set now they sell Make me Brow instead. Soon there will be a review on it.

      Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set
      Eyebrows done with Esssence Eyebrow Stylist Set (Brunette)

      Makeup Revolution London Vivid Shimmer Brick (Review)

      The most commonly used products in someone’s makeup routine are 1)foundation, 2)powder, 3)eye makeup , 4) blush, 5) lipstick and thats all, you are good to go. Well, in my opinion thats not all folks. Being a makeup lover I would say its a blunder to skip a highlighter in your makeup routine. Use it or else your face will look plain, matte and lifeless.

      MY OBSESSION WITH HIGHLITERS:

      A while back, naive me unaware of the power of highlighters, used to think its just a gimmicky product and does’nt make a huge difference. But ever since i tried it, I have become obsessed.

      MY FAVOURITE:

      Getting my hands on Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick has always been my dream but that one is hell expensive. Thus I started hunting for a dream highlighter that too in affordable price range and eureka one day I found “Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick”.

      Shimmer Brick Radiant
      Makeup Revolution London Vivid Shimmer Brick (Radiant)

      You wont belive how amazing this product is, that too in an affordable price. They sell shimmer bricks in two shades one is “Rose Gold” and the another one is “Radiant”. I own the Radiant one. It has five super pigmented and extremely luminous shades. You can use each shade individually or you can swirl your brush in the brick to pick up all colors at once and brighten up your face with a custom highlighter shade.

      It contains a mixture of shades that will go perfectly well on all skin tones. Be it dusky, neutral or fair tone skin, it will gonna highlight every face to perfection.

      If you are a moody and picky kind of girl and keep getting bore of repeatition. This is not gonna happen with this product. Because you can choose shades from the brick according to your mood. On days  you feel like having a subtle glowy look, you will find shades that go perfect with it. On days you wanna have full glam look, there are shades for that look as well. Have a look on swatches and you will know.

      Shimmer Brick in Radiant
      Swatches (without flash)

      SHADE#1 ( Dark Bronzy)
      This dark bronzy shade is perfect for dusky beauties. Moreover it can also be used on top of bronzer to give a glimpse of glow in it.

      SHADE#2 (Champagne)

      This one is my favourite shade from the brick. It goes equally well for a subtle glow and a high intensity makeup look.

      SHADE#3 (Light Brownish)

      It is similar to the first bronzy shade or you can say a lighter version of the first one. Again great for dusky beauties.

      SHADE#4 (Pinkish)

      It looks pretty pink in the brick but when you apply it you will see visible halolight kind of  glow on your face. Can be applied on top of the blush as well to give a shimmery effect to your blush.

      SHADE#5 (Whitish Golden)

      This whitish shade is amazing for a high voltage glow. Great for fair/pale skin tones. It looks amazing as a brow bone highlight.

      Shimmer Brick
      5 shades

      TEXTURE:

      Texture feels very smooth when you run your finger on the highlighter you will feel the creamy texture. Unlike some other highlighters it does’nt have visible chunks of glitter in it. It has very finely mild shimmer in it which is perfect to give you a glow from within look.

      PACKAGING:

      I love the packaging of this product. It comes in square shaped plastic container which will close tightly. It does not have a mirror and the container is see through. It is chic, compact and travel friendly.

      Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick (packaging)

      AVAILABILITY: Daraz.pk, Beautybar.pk, Reforma.pk, Shoppingbag.pk

      PRICE: 650 pkr

      INGREDIENTS:

      Shimmer Brick
      Ingredients

      SHELF LIFE: 12 months

      STRIKING FEATURES:

      1. It’s a five in one product. So you get variety in the price of one product.
      2. Very pigmented formula.
      3. It can be dupe for Bobby Brown shimmer brick in shade Beige.
      4. Affordable.
      5. Travel-friendly packaging.
      6. Doesn’t make skin texture or pores visible
      7. Texture is smooth doesn’t feel chalky or chunky.
      8. Blends like a dream.
      Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick (Radiant)
      Glimpse of a look created with this highlighter

      Conatural Honey and Oatmeal Cleansing Bar (Review)

      What would be a girl’worse skin nightmare? It could be pimples, breakouts, acne and the list goes on. Well for me having dry patchy skin is worst among all and guess what I have been through a phase when this nightmare scared the crap out of me.

      MY STORY:

      I am a kind of girl who always likes her skin to be glowy and moist, although my skin is dry to normal type but i use certain skin care to keep it nice and moist. To my horror, a few months earlier i started noticing that my skin is getting dry and flaky all of a sudden, that too during summer season. Then i noticed that it is getting worse right after I wash my face. Thus I figured out, the problem was with my face wash. Thereupon, I kept switching from one face wash to another but sigh all went in vain.

      One day on my facebook news feed I got to know about Conatural’s Organic Honey and Oatmeal Cleansing bar soap. I visited their website and read the description. Soon after I was quite convinced to give it a try and since then I got stick to it.

      Today I am goimg to review my ride or die Organic Honey and Oatmeal Bar by Conatural. Although this is for all skin types, it did wonders to my dry skin. Ever since I have started using it I never experienced any kind of dry patches or flakiness on my face so far. No matter what time of year it is, be it summer season or winter, it works equally well and keeps my skin soft, supple, moist and exfoliated. Right now I am using my third bar.

      Conatural Organic Bar
      Visible honey and chunks of oatmeal

      PACKAGING:
      I am quite impressed by Conatural’s style of packaging. It’s very chic and eye catching. It definitely gives you a feel of high end product.

      Weight: 110 grams

      FRAGRANCE:

      Fragrance is unique. Its not floral.

      INGREDIENTS:

      Organic cocos nucifera oil, organic olea europea oil, aqua, organic palm oil, sodium hydroxide, organic ricinus communis seed oil, organic simondsia chinesis seed oil, lavandula augustifolia oil, honey, avena sativa kernel meal, avena sativa kernel flakes, phenoxyethenol, ethylhexylglycerin.

      PRICE: 350 pkr

      AVAILABILITY: conaturalintl.combeautybar.pk

      DISTINCTIVE FEATURES (PROS):

      1. All organic ingredients.
      2. It will exfoliate and cleanse at the same time.
      3. It has goodness of numerous beneficial ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, honey, oatmeal, olive oil and essential lavender oil.
      4. Free from parabens, triclosans, artificial musks, pthalates, SLS, PPD, petroleum jely, and silicones.
      5. Hand made.
      6. Equally suitable for all skin types.
      7. Free from harsh chemicals.
      8. Keeps your skin hydrated and fresh.
      9. Bar soap lasts longer as compare to face wash.
      10. Cruelty free. They dont test their products on animals.
      11. You can feel chunks of oats and honey on the bar which i found amazing.
      12. Equally effective for men and women.
      13. Can be used as a bath soap if you want.

      CONS:

      1. Be very careful while using, its a bit harsh on eyes.
      2. Not travel friendly, ofcourse its difficult to carry a bar soap.

      Oriflame The One Illuskin Face Primer

      A primer is always recommended for further smooth application prior painting, no no wait i am not talking about wall painting, I am talking about face painting with makeup. If you are a makeup lover and love to spend hours watching makeup tutorials, you must have known till now what primers are. And if this term is new to you as a makeup product then let me tell you it has got the ability to change your whole makeup game.

      Right after the boom of youtube makeup tutorials, primers market has experienced a hike in their demand. A primer’s basic purpose is to provide a smooth canvas for the makeup application. They do serve other secondary purposes as well, for example there are primers that are used to minimize pores, to control facial oil, to give a dewy look on face etc.

      Here i am going to review “Oriflame The One Illuskin Face Primer” that i have been using since 8 months. Actually this is the first primer i have ever used and right after my first try it became my holy grail.

      My experience:

      I have normal to dry skin and i kind of like naturaly dewy finish of foundation, and when your skin is dry most of the time its not easy to achieve that dewy/glowy finish. So for me it was a right decision to buy a primer that has halolight technology in its formula. It leaves an illuminating effect on my face. At the same time this primer is equally suitable for oily skin as it does not have a greasy texture.

      It goes on so smooth on my face, i use it right after applying my mosturizer. It definitely minimizes appearence of pores and simultaneously makes a layer on skin for smooth makeup application. Unlike some other primers, it never messed up with the formula of foundation i use over.

      Packaging:

      It comes in a tube like packaging. I found this packaging very convinient and travel fiendly. Tube packaging color is regular oriflame theme i.e. indigo and white.

      Oriflame The One Illuskin primer
      Oriflame The One Illuskin Face primer

      Oriflame primer packaging
      Oriflame The One Illuskin Face Primer (tube)
      Fragrance:
      I love the fragrance of this primer it feels pleasent and not very strong. I am so obsessed with its fragrance that I need a perfume in this scent.
      Consistency: Thick

      Ingredients:

      Ingredienta of oriflame illuskin primer
      Ingredients of Oriflame The One Illuskin primer
      Quantity: 30 ml

      Shelf life: 12 months

      Swatch:

      Oriflame primer
      Oriflame The One Illuskin Primer

      Oriflame The One Illuskin Primer
      Swatch

      Oriflame The One Illuskin Primer
      Oriflame Primer (After Blending)
      Retail price:

      799 pkr 

      Availability:

      you can find it on Oriflame’s website. Some other websites also sell this product but you will find the best price on their own website so why you need to go somewhere else. You can also place an order through an oriflame consultant, they guide you the best.

      Best features (pros):

      1. The halolight technology leaves a healthy glow on your face instantly.
      2. Best quality yet affordable product.
      3. Travel friendly packaging.
      4. Suitable for all skin types.
      5. Goes equally well with stick as well as liquid foundation.
      6. Blurs out appearance of pores on your face.
      7. Makes foundation blending easier.
      8. Thick consistency which works best to make your skin even and supple.
      9. Makes your foundation last longer.

      Cons:

      “No cons”. 

      When you get excellent results in such an affordable price then there is no justification to dig out cons. Its a complete hit.

      Note: The review on this product is totally based on my personal experience. 

      Medora Lipsticks (Review and Swatches)

      Medora lipsticks Pakistan

      When it comes to lipstick, It does’nt even matter what type of girl you are. Either you are into full glam makeup or you just like to put on some kajal and cream. Being a girl you can not deny your love for lipsticks.

      Trying on new lipsticks and finding out the perfect one for yourself is fun. But a friendly recommendation from someone who has been using them for a long time is a big relief. So you don’t t have to spend your precious bucks on something that doesn’t even worth it.

      Today I am going to review a Pakistan based super affordable yet best quality lipstick brand i.e Medora.

      Back in the day I have seen my mother and my aunties using this product and I myself have been using this brand for years and now I am on a stage that I can swear by these lipsticks. They are super pigmented, not at all drying, affordable and there variety of shades is humongous.

      When it comes to shade selection you are not going to be disappointed beacause from their huge lipstick collection you will easily find your favourite color. Be it nudes, corals, grungy or vivid shades you just name it and you will find it. They have two different varieties of mattes and semi mattes.
      Swatches:

      Medora mattes
      Medora 264 rose berry (matte)
      Medora mattes
      Medora 225 coffee (matte)
      Medora lipsticks
      Medora 551 “temptation” (matte)
      Medora mattes
      Medora 236 “tender peach” (matte)
      Medora affordable lipsticks
      Medora 228 “glamour” (matte)
      Medora affordable lipsticks
      Medora 212 “violet” (matte)
      Medora afforadable lipsticks pakistan
      Medora 223 “black burn” (matte)
      Medora affordable lipsticks pakistan
      Medora 712 “cognic” (semi matte)
      Medora mattes and semi mattes
      All swatches without flash
      Medora lipsticks mattes and semi mattes
      All swatches with flash

      Pros:

      1. Super pigmented.
      2. There formula is very creamy , not at all drying.
      3. There mattes are not patchy and blotchy , the consistency is very moist and they go on smooth on your lips.
      4. Excellent color pay off.
      5. Very affordable.
      6. Easily available.
      7. Huge variety of shades.
      8. Long lasting.

      Cons:

      1. Packaging could be little better.
      2. Its Smell can be a con for some people, but for me it’s fine and I kind of like it(cuz I find it quite nostalgic).
      3. I don’t find a huge difference between their mattes and semi mattes. I like mattes better.

      Retail price: 105 pkr

      Availabilty: Recently, I bought it from imtiaz super store. But they are easily available at any cosmetic shop or super market.

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