Max Factor Earth Spirits Eye Shadow – 131 Ultra Aqua Review

I am a big fan of Eye Shadows but i prefer pallets rather than mono eye shadows. I own very few single eye shadows and Max factor Earth Spirits is one of them. This was a gift from my friend, I cannot thank him enough for gifting such a gorgeous eye shadow.

Max Factor

What the Company Claims:

Earth Spirits’ micro colour pigments prevent colours from fading – in shades for all occasions.
So versatile, top make-up artists use it as an eye liner
Micro colour pigments keep colours bright
Available in a wide variety of colours for day or night

How to Use:

Can be applied dry for a subtle blend of colour, or with a wet applicator for a dramatic look on eyelids.

Ingredients:

Talc, Mica, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tin Oxide [+/- CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 73360, CI 75470, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 77289, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77510, CI 77742, CI 77891, CI 77163]

Price : 420Rs

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Max Factor Ultra Aqua

My Views:

Color : Such a pretty Turquoise shade. This has a frosty finish. The shimmers are well blended.

Pigmentation: One swipe is enough to give you full coverage. Heavily pigmented.

Texture: Powdery. The eye shadow is well pressed in the pan. Sticks very well to the lid.

Staying power: Stays all day.

This is a very travel friendly eye shadow. I travel with this back and forth every weekend nothing happened yet. Trust me.. I broke many eye shadows and blush during travel.

The lid is of screw type and very sturdy. You can carry this in your handbag, it doesn’t spread everywhere in your bag.

I cannot use this as a lid color since this is slightly pale for my skin tone. This would look awesome on lighter skin tone. I use this on my lower lash line like an eye liner or  a slight pop of color on my inner corners. Both ways look great on me (at least i feel so 😉 ).

Max Factor Ultra Aqua

I would recommend some other color for darker skin tones from the same range. Here are the swatches.

Swatches

Likes:

  • Pigmentation
  • Right amount of shimmer
  • Sturdy Packaging
  • Staying power
  • Blends easily

Dislikes:

  • Chemicals like paraben,talc etc

My Rating : 4/5
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Colorbar retractable lip liner in Wild berry review

Winter is here.. Finally.. It’s time wear dark and deep make up 🙂 . I have been looking for deep purple toned lipstick for my skin tone and i actually found. Well! it’s not a lipstick it is a lip liner.

Colorbar Retractable lip liner

What the Company Claims:

Give your lips a fuller, healthier look with our Waterproof Lip Liner. Waterproof and long-lasting, it keeps the lipstick in place without smudging it. Smooth and soft to apply in a single stroke, this retractable Waterproof Lip Liner enhances the lips while keeping them nourished and moisturised with Vitamin E and C.

How to Use:

Choose a lip liner that is the same shade as the lipstick . Outline the upper and the lower lip in a perfect one stroke application that lines and defines the natural shape of your lips.

Price: 399 INR

Quantity: 0.35gm

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My views:

Colorbar never failed to impress when it comes for packing. Like the usual colorbar products this lip liner comes with a silver outer carton. The pencil itself is in silver. The band in the end (both pencil and carton) corresponds to the color of the actual product.

Colorbar lip liner

Color : Color is deep berry to purple. It looks quite purple on me, it depends on lip pigmentation i guess. It is a mix of brown, purple and berry. It will look beautiful across variety of skin tones. It might look dark on fair skin tones and appropriate for medium to deeper skin tones.

Pigmentation: The lip liner is decently pigmented.

Texture: This lip liner is hard and not creamy at all. This is a disappointment, i like my lip liners to be creamy 😦 .

Staying power: Stays all day. Colorbar rocked in this category

Colorbar lip liner - Wild Berry

Likes:

  • Packaging
  • Shade
  • staying power
  • Affordable price

Dislikes:

  • Texture. Could have been better
Colorbar wild berry Swatch

Colorbar wild berry Swatch

Overall i like this lip liner for my everyday wear. This will suit all dark lipsticks like browns, purples, pinks and even reds. You can even blend out lighter color lipstick on top of this liner, it blends beautifully with any lipstick. It doesn’t bleed at all. For my daily wear i outline and fill in with this lip liner and top it off with Maybelline Choco latte and my god i love this combination.

My rating: 3.7/5

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SpaWake BB Cream 02 – Natural Glow Review

After reading the tittle, A lot of you might be thinking “Spawake??”. Let me tell you, It’s a Japanese brand and they have made their way to India with some of their products.

I was looking for a good BB cream for everyday then i settled with Garnier BB cream since it suited my skin tone but it made my face so oily. I had to blot my face every 2 hours otherwise i am gonna look like a disco ball. I also used Pond’s one which is very matte and stays for a long time but the shade is quite light for my skin tone. Also this one doesn’t blend easily and gave a grey tone to my face.

One day i was watching ShrutiAnand’s Review on Spawake BB cream and i immediately placed my order for this cream. Ever since i started using this i never went back to my Garnier BB cream. I have been using Spawake BB cream for a month now and this has become my favorite.

Spawake BB Cream

What the company Claims:

A sea mineral moisture formula with a delightfully lightweight texture. It spreads smoothly over skin for an instant burst of fresh moisture. A unique BB Cream with SPF 25/PA++ that corrects your skin tone ut feels like a skincare.
KEY FEATURES
Gives your skin a healthy glow
Imparts a naturally bright and even skin tone
Moisturizes for 8 hours*
Smooths skin texture
Evens skin tone

Shades Available:

01 – Perfect Glow
02 – Natural glow

Price:

129Rs for 50gm

Available Here.

My Views:

Japanese and Korean products are always claimed to be good but most of them are not available in India. Spawake products are from a Japanese brand Kose. They have got skin care range which has night creams, moisturizers, BB creams and stuff. I have a sensitive and acne prone skin. I am quite happy with the skin care products that i use currently so i went ahead and purchase a BB cream from this range. I have never found a suitable BB cream or CC cream or foundation or even moisturizer for my skin type and tone. So when i got this BB cream i never had high expectations. All the products i used would either oxidize and look dark orange or will make my face oily or never blends. But to my surprise this BB cream is almost suitable for my skin. It never oxidize on my skin in fact this makes my face looks brighter. blends very nicely and almost evens out my skin tone (i have hyper pigmentation on my forehead and around my mouth). It does make my face oily but not super oily though, I can use a compact and blot the oil sometimes and get away with it.

02 - Natural Glow

These are available in two shades. 01-Perfect glow is too light for me although it provides high coverage. So i got 02-Natural Glow which provides sheer to medium coverage.

Spawake BB Cream

Packaging is very travel friendly. It comes in a tube packing with a pointed nozzle. You can just directly dot it on your face and then blend it.

Spawake BB cream

Spawake BB cream

Spawake BB cream Ingredients list

Spawake BB cream Ingredients list

It has got SPF 25 and PA+++ which is good enough for Indian weather.

I use a wet sponge or my finger tips to blend this BB cream after dotting all over my face. I take only a tiny bit of it since if i over do it looks a bit white. I use a primer underneath and compact on top. Both my primer and compact has got mattifying properties but still my t-zone (especially nose) looks oily in about 5 hours after which the cream starts to fade slightly. This is when i blot the oil and re-apply compact and i am good to go for the rest of the day. If i skip this step, my face looks bare and dull end of the day. This is the performance of this cream in winters i don’t know if i might still like this in summer. I might need to find a good tinted moisturizer before the summer arrives. I might not finish this tube till summer since little goes a long way.

My skin is acne prone and i don’t mind showing my acne scars but if you want good coverage then you might need a concealer. I personally use concealer only on my under eyes to make the eye make up stand out. I leave my acne scars and blemishes bare.

Swatch

Swatch

Swatch - Slightly blended

Swatch – Slightly blended

Swatch - well blended

Swatch – well blended

Likes:

  • Has SPF and PA+++
  • Moisturizes very well
  • Gives a nice glow to the face
  • Looks natural, No white cast
  • Blends very nicely
  • Evens out skin
  • Brightens skin
  • Does break out
  • Doesn’t accentuate dry spots, fine lines, acne scars
  • Suited for Indian skin

Dislikes:

  • Not suited for super oily skin
  • Contains Parabens
  • Shade range could have been better
  • Sheer coverage

My Rating: 4/5

Till now i quite like this cream. This will well suit combo skin. Let me provide another update during summer.

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Maybelline Velvet Matte in MAT1 Review

Finally.. Finally.. Finally got my hands on velvet matte from maybelline. This is in the shade MAT 1 it’s a pretty warm toned pink which will suit all skin tones. I am so excited to share my experience with you guys. Let’s get straight into the review.

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Price: 475Rs

My Views on Maybelline Velvet Matte:

After knowing that this has been launched in India i went to the maybelline counter to check this one out. She Showed me like 8 shades and I am not sure how many shades are there totally. One good thing is that all these shades will suit almost all Indian skin tones. There was one shade which was too light, i think it’s MAT12. I was pretty sure it will wash me out so i did not even think to try the shade. All the other shades were pretty good but i went home with MAT1.

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Maybelline Velvet Matte

This is a pretty warm pink as i mentioned earlier. This can be my everyday shade and i quite like how it looks on me.

Maybelline Velvet MatteMaybelline Velvet Matte

Maybelline Velvet Matte

The Packaging is very nice and similar to the lip polishes launched earlier. Velvet Mattes are quite opaque unlike the lip polishes. They give a nice velvety finish to the lips, not too glossy, not so matte. You can blot this one to get a complete matte lips. Either way they look great.

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Maybelline Velvet Matte

The applicator picks up a good amount of product. It has a tear drop shape which is easy to apply on the corners. The wand is very small in length and some might find it uncomfortable.

Packaging is quite chic and handy. The cap shuts tightly and no spillage whatsoever. Travel friendly, takes very small space in you vanity.

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Staying power could have been better. This lasted on my lips for 3 hours and then started to fade. It is not transfer proof at all which ruins the purpose of being liquid lipstick.

This is hydrating and does not dry out your lips. Dry lips might love this (like mine 😉 ).

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Maybelline Velvet Matte

Likes:

  • Pretty shades. I was disappointed with their creamy mattes since they suit only fair skin tone. They have come up with shades that can flatter all skin tones with the Velvet Matte range.
  • Packaging. Scores a 10/10 from me.
  • Applicator. Very easy to apply.
  • Opaque formula. My upper lips are pigmented and my lower lips are pale. This one covers them nicely. Thumbs up.
  • Hydrating. Trust me, they are.
  • Affordable

Dislikes:

  • Transfers.
  • Poor staying power.

My Rating: 4/5

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L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder Review

Today is yet another review and it is about a compact that everyone is raving about in the beauty world.

This is The L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder.

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

Product description:

With 5 shades, specially created to suit Indian skin tones, Mat Magique compact blends smoothly into your skin to give an impeccable coverage without looking cakey. At a special price point of just Rs. 399, L’Oréal Paris Mat Magique compact is easy to apply and frees you from touch ups, every time you decide to go out. The new compact from L’Oréal Paris is also enriched with SPF 34 PA+++ to help protect your skin from the sun and make it look blemish free, healthy and radiant all day long.

Mat Magique compact – It’s the Matte that does it all! Infused with Volcanic Perlite Minerals Mat Magique compact lets you stay shine-free, worry-free,
and flawless for 12 hours.

Ingredients:

Talc, Perlite, Titatinuim Dioxide, Zea mays starch/Corn starch, Kaolin, Triisostearin, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, aluminium hydroxide, stearic acid, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin

May Contain : c177891/Titanium Dioxide, CI77491 , CI774912, CI77499/IronOxides

Price: 399 INR

Quantity: 6g

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Available Shades:

  1. G1 Vanilla Ivory
  2. G2 Golden Ivory
  3. G7 Golden Amber
  4. N1 Nude Vanila
  5. N6 Nude Honey
L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

After seeing many reviews i thought of buying this product. I went to L’Oreal Counter to find my shade and i was disappointed to see limited shade range. My shade is G7- Golden amber which is the darkest shade available and it suits me well. I am an N6 in True match range and 300 in Infalliable range. If you are darker than me then you wouldn’t find your match.

Coverage is pretty good and build-able, No cakey feel or look. Very powdery and glides on very nicely, Blends into skin very well. It is a good mattifying powder. I have a very oily skin and this power kept me oil free for 2 hours after that my T-Zone became oily, not super oily though. I did not reapply after 2 hours and blotted with a tissue. It controls oil very nicely and affordable too.

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

G7 Golden amber

G7 Golden amber

Packaging is nice and chic. Travel friendly.

Only problem i found is that it has mirror at back of the container which is difficult while applying. It has a sponge at the back which is of very good Quality. You can use this sponge or a stipple brush for application. I wouldn’t recommend powder brush since it doesn’t give you good finish or coverage.

Mirror and sponge

Mirror and sponge

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder Swatch

L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder Swatch

Likes:

  • Keeps my face oil free
  • Affordable
  • Travel friendly
  • Doesn’t break out
  • Has SPF and PA +++
  • Good Coverage

Dislikes:

  • Even though it claims to me Non-Comedogenic the first ingredient is Talc. A Big Thumbs Down
  • Loaded with silicone and Chemicals
  • Not good enough for Super oily face

My Rating : 4/5

Overall this is an affordable compact for oily skin.

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Magenta Magic Review

Lakme Absolute lip pout matte Magenta Magic

Lakme Absolute lip pout matte Magenta Magic

Today’s post about a lip color. This is a lip color from Lakme. Let’s get into the review

Product Description:

It’s time for the backstage trend to take center stage as Lakme introduces its very own playful take on lip tints. Say hello to Lakmé Absolute Lip Pouts – a chubby lip colour pencil that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colours, Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look.

How to Use:

  • Step 1: Pull out the cap.
  • Step 2: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
  • Step 3: Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
  • Step 4: Glide across the entire bottom lip.

Price : 650 INR

Quantity : 3.5 g

Ingredients List: Not Mentioned 😦

Shades available:

  1. Magenta magic
  2. Pink Fantasy
  3. Raving Red
  4. Starlet Red
  5. Tangerine Touch
  6. Victorian Rose

Buy here at Nykaa or Amazon or even at the Lakme counters

I bought this lipstick a while ago when i was shopping in Nilgiris Pondicherry. The Lakme SA swatched all the shades on my hand. I tried a couple of shades on my lips, Honestly i did not like any shade. I bought this one since i am a regular customer there and i did not want to disappoint the SA. I  have used it a couple of times. I like this shade, it is a very cool toned shade which will compliment medium to darker skin tones. This is a very bold shade. I cannot wear this to office because i am surrounded by people who make rude comments, so i wear this shade when i go out. Since this is a matte lipstick i wouldn’t recommend this for dry lips (it is not hydrating). This shade in particular leaves a stain behind. It doesn’t settle into fine lines.

Lakme Absolute lip pout matte Magenta Magic

Lakme Absolute lip pout matte Magenta Magic

It doesn’t need sharpening, it is a twist up pen. It stayed on my lips for around 5 hours (i was in hot sun, outside and i had a meal in-between) and after that the color started to fade from the center. My lips felt very dry after sometime. Even for normal lips moisturizing before hand is recommended.

Swatch

Swatch in natural light

I feel the Quantity is very less. The shade range very limited, it is around pinks and oranges or may be reds. There are no nudes or browns. Even the reds are orange toned. Magenta magic is the only cool toned shade i found in the collection.

Likes:

  • Pretty shade
  • Matte
  • Lasts for Quite long time
  • Packaging (twist up pen with silver cap)

Dislikes

  • No Ingredients List
  • Very drying
  • limited Shade range
  • Quantity

My Rating : 3.8/5

If you want to buy a good lip crayon and you are on fair to medium skin range and also if you don’t wanna burn your pocket then this is a good buy. I feel like Revlon colorstay matte lip crayons are far more hydrating than this one. Let me know if you would like a review on this one.

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