Thursday, 12 January 2017

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Essence Mosaic Compact Powder (01 Sunkissed Beauty) REVIEW

Recently during the Nykaa sale, I picked up few makeup items, which includes two products from Essence as well. I love Essence cosmetics, they make affordable drugstore makeup with great quality as well. Sadly, Essence is only available online up-to some extend. I wish they would soon start their stores here in India as well.



Price: Rs.349 for 10g


INGRIDIENTS: Talc, Isopropyl Isostearate, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidene Malonate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal, May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).


PACKAGING: The packaging is very slick and compact. It is not flimsy at all. But it lacks a mirror and an applicator.





SHADE & PIGMENTATION: This is an ultra fine compact and contains four shades which are embedded in a mosaic form.



Shade 1: It is a matte bronzer with slightly warm undertones. It is perfect for bronzing up the face or giving a slight natural tan look.

Shade 2: This one is totally my skin tone shade and can be used to set any part of the face.

Shade 3: This one is a pink tone highlighter with slight shimmer reflects. The shimmer is very subtle and not glowy at all, it gives a "glow from within" kind of look.

Shade 4: This one is a warm highlighter with yellow undertones, perfect for highlighting the highest points of the face.

The pigmentation is decent and perfect at its price. It is not totally matte but not glittery at all. It has a little satin finish which gives a beautiful glow. If you use all the four shades mixed together, you can have a slightly bronzed up face and it looks amazing. I really loved this one. Totally recommend it to everyone. 

FINAL VERDICT:
This is a great compact powder which has multiple uses. It can be used as a bronzer, highlighter, to set the contour and highlighted areas and also as an eyeshadow. It is very light and fine compact and stays up-to 4.5 hours without a setting spray. If you use with a primer underneath and full face of glam, then the pigmentation surely goes up and stays for like 2 hours more than the normal time period. The compact is very bendable and is not at all chunky. 

 It even smells like coconuts and it is really a good fragrance, not too harsh but not too low, just decent amount. And the most important factor is that Essence is cruelty free. Totally recommend it!

PROS:
  • Multiple usage
  • Gives a subtle glow
  • Cruelty free
  • Stays for 4.5 hours
  • Very Affordable
  • Very blendable.
  • Smells great
CONS:
  • Availablity in India
  • Parabens 
RATINGS: 4.2/5


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Thursday, 5 January 2017

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Nykaa Mega Sale Haul

So recently Nykaa had a huge sale with amazing deals, so I thought of buying a couple of products from their sale.

SALE is the golden word for shopaholic like me, and its even merrier if its a makeup sale. So you can amazing my happiness when nykaa had a huge sale + 5% off extra on maybelline itself. 

Things that I bought

  • Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (230 Natural Beige)

I've heard great things about this product, i have seen many YouTubers and bloggers rave about it as well. So when I tried this foundation, I was literally blown away. It is the best foundation, I've ever used. The shade fits me perfectly.

Original Price: Rs.525
Sale Price: Rs.394

  • Blue Heaven Sketch Eye Liner
I wanted to try a pen eyeliner, so I added this to my cart. The tip is fine and the product is great. 

Original Price: Rs.205
Sale Price: Rs.185


  • Vega Fan Brush (EV-11)
This is a decent fan brush. Not too great but not too bad. Kind of in between. This is a good invest if you are a beginner.

Original Price: Rs.99
Sale Price: Rs.89 


  • Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara
This is again an 'IT' product from Maybelline. I've been wanting this ever since I saw Kaushal Beauty rave about it on her videos, and thankfully Maybelline launched it in India as well. I bought this in the waterproof variant since the normal black was out of stock.

Original Price: Rs.500
Sale Price:Rs.375

Buy it here: http://amzn.to/2jYlP68

  • Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
I love Essence products and I really needed a good translucent compact, so I got myself this amazing Essence product. Many people compare it to the Makeup Forever Translucent Powder and since at my place there is no Sephora, so I had to give this one a go.

Price: Rs.349 (No discounts for Essence products)

  • Essence Mosaic Compact Powder - 01 Sunkissed Beauty
This is a set of four translucent powder which are designed in a mosaic style. This is great if you want a slightly bronzed skin. Perfect for everyday use. I love this and I recommend it to everyone.

Price: Rs.349



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