Beauty, Makeup, Product Review

L’Oreal Paris- Base Magique Primer | Review

This one isn’t a new launch and has been around for quite a while. But it is one of those products that is easily accessible and a lot of folks have been asking me about it. I got mine a couple of years ago in prep for an important event and since have tried it in various ways with different foundations and am finally confident to write a fair review.

Loreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer_ Review _ Application_ Indian Skin

Loreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer | Review

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Maybelline: Great Lash Mascara. Is it worth the hype?

This mascara is basically a Beauty Icon! Its been around for 40 long years and still continues to amass awards after awards. Recently Maybelline re-launched the blue colour in this range and almost broke the internet with the noise. There is so much hype surrounding this product that I had to try it for myself.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Is it worth the hype. Product Review India

Maybelline New York | Great Lash Mascara – Is it worth the hype?

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Regrettable Purchase Vol. 3

This is one of the most popular series on this blog and I absolutely understand why! Nobody wants to waste their time and money on non- performing products. Great marketing can sell us air and the best of us will fall for it so here is an attempt to save you some money.

Read the Volume 1 in this series here and Volume 2 here Continue reading

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Colourpop Haul, Review & Swatches | Experience with free shipping to India that attracted ridiculous Custom Duty.

Colourpop as a brand has always intrigued me. They came out of no where and with a little, no a lot of help from Social Media took over the Beauty World. It is perhaps the most Insta-famous beauty brand. Recently they offered free international shipping above 30 USD (approx 2000 INR) so I had to see for myself are these inexpensive beauty products worth the buzz.

Colourpop Haul, Review and Swatches on Indian Skin, Colourpop Purchase Experience and Shipping cosmetics from USA to India

Colourpop Haul, Review and Swatches

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Daiso | Beauty Haul

This word “Daiso” brings such immense happiness to me, perhaps because it helps fuel my endless consumerism! For those of you who are not aware, Daiso is a Japanese 100 Yen store (100 Yen = 60 INR approx), kind of like an american dollar store; with an endless variety of goods at very -very economical costs. My first Daiso Experience was at Singapore at the Vivocity Mall and I wanted to buy the whole store! I had purchased a mix of stationary, home goods and candy then. Its been a while since I have been using that stuff and I have realised in spite of being exceptionally economical they are of great quality. So a few months back my (very accommodating) friend Nidhi, author of Motoholic Works (check out her blog for some amazing motorcycle artwork) was travelling to India from Japan and asked me whether I wanted some stuff from Japan. Obviously I did and I gave her a gigantic – overwhelmingly long list of Diaso products and she got it all!

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Regrettable Purchases Vol. 2

Its that time of the year again where I try to save you guys from wasting money, time and heartbreak. I am amazed at how frequently I end up with these downers. But after reading this hopefully you wont have to.

Read the Vol.1 of this series here. Continue reading

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L.A. Girl Pro BB Cream Review & Swatches

BB Creams have been big on the Beauty Scene for a while. The concept of BB cream is great since they are promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. Who wouldn’t want skin care and some coverage in one product. When they initially launched in India I tried out the BB creams from Keihl’s and Maybelline but was not impressed. Fast forward to now and I am happy to say  L.A Girl is changing my perspective.

L.A Girl Pro BB Cream Review & Swatches

L.A Girl Pro BB Cream

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That Incredible Retraction !

Good makeup needs good tools! To design a  good tool one needs extensive insight into the target audience and the ultimate result expected. Here is where Samantha and Nicola Chapman come in, they are professional makeup artists and Real Techniques (RT) is their brainchild. In my opinion RT is one of the most reliable and economical brand that makes good quality makeup brushes and importantly, it is available in India.

Today I am reviewing the Real Techniques: Retractable Kabuki Brush. For the longest time I had been looking for a good multi purpose brush and after watching so many videos raving about this one I ordered it from Amazon.  I have been using this for close to a year.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki brush

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

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MAC Studio Fix – Review & Swatches

I am in awe of the ladies who turn up for the 9 am meeting perfectly made up and looking all golden! Like me, many of you must also wonder if we can achieve that level of self presentation ….but then there is breakfast to be cooked and lunches to be packed. Between the under cooked Poha and swearing at the crazy taxi driver cutting the lane, can we still manage to look fabulous, you ask? Yes, we can!
Enter: MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation.

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MAC Studio Fix


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Regrettable Purchases!

I am not the kind who buys stuff on a whim, I put in hours of research and read reviews, watch videos and yet I tend to find myself with products that absolutely suck! This is part of the reason why I set up this blog to provide an honest take on these downers.

I have already wasted money (and time) on these, so after you read this hopefully you wont have to !

Disappointing Beauty products

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