Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams were all the rage a year ago! Things went viral because they are a truly affordable dupe for the super popular NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. Before this fact blew up on the internet I had never heard of the brand, so curiosity took over.
When Makeup Revolution officially launched in India around a year ago, I was eager to checkout their offerings since they are known for their affordable prices and shades that are dupes for many high-end colour cosmetic brands. I was in the market for a Nude Lipstick (let’s be real, when am I not! LOL) so I went for the shade Treat from their Amazing Lipstick Range.
Since forever I have been trying to find a lip balm that works for me. I am one those miserable people who have chapped lips all year round and have tried lip balms from various brands and many-many home remedies. So far the only product that has some effect is an over-night slathering of the transparent Baby Lips from Maybelline. Now that I am consciously trying to transition towards natural and organic products, this time I decided to give Organic Harvest a shot.
“Buffet” is the first product I ever came to know about from The Ordinary brand. The ingredients, the very expensive peptide technologies it was using and the load of praise it was recieving seemed too good to be true! I had to see for myself if this Multi-Technology Peptide Serum – “Buffet” was worth the hype it was creating in the skincare community.
MAC’s Extra Dimension Skin finishes are some of the best highlighters around. Shaft of Gold was a part of MAC’s Magic of the Night 2015 holiday collection. I am not sure if its still available but if you like the colour a good dupe is Bae Area by Colourpop. MAC describes it as a “deep bronze.” It’s a medium, orange-brown with warm undertones and a gold shimmer finish. Looks great on deeper Indian Skin Tones. It also makes for a nice day time eye-shadow.
Sometime ago I won a giveaway held by NYX Cosmetics in collaboration with Youtuber- Tshering Yangzom. Yeyy! I won a bunch of NYX products and one among them was this Highlighter/ Illuminator in shade Magnetic. NYX describes this shade as Peachy Pink with Gold Sheen and glitter.
Maybelline keeps reinventing its very popular and much-loved “Baby Lips” franchise with new packaging/ colour/ formula etc. at a pace that no one can keep up! Also goes out to show the present beauty-consumer’s insatiable appetite for the “New & Improved”! Admittedly I am also one of those consumer’s so I checked out the Grape Fruit variety of the Baby Lips Candy Wow.
As I mentioned in my posts earlier, I have been meaning to add Acids in my skincare routine to help with exfoliation while targeting the textural irregularity on my face. I have never tried acid’s before so to start with I wanted to start small so I chose Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%, A Mild Lactic Acid Superficial Peeling Formulation from The Ordinary. They also offer a more potent 10% solution but since I am a beginner in the acid-for-skin-care realm I decided to go slow.