Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Stick, Powder, Blush | Review

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing the V-Face contouring range that was launched by Maybelline India a couple of months back. The range contains a duo stick, a duo powder and a contour blush. I’ve used the duo stick in my videos a few times and it is by far my favorite product from this range. Read on for the full review of each of these three products.

 

Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Stick, Powder, Blush
Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Stick, Powder, Blush

 

Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Powder
Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Powder

 

Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Powder (Rs 500)

The duo powder contains a segment of lighter powder in the centre, with a darker shade surrounding it. I got the shade Light-Medium (which on online websites is listed as Beige), which ended up being too pale for my complexion. While the texture is smooth, the colors don’t do anything to my face, being so close to my skin tone. I’m a little disappointed with the shade range. I think they should have introduced 1-2 deeper shades as I can’t see these light colors working at all on most Indian complexions. Available online at Amazon.in.

 

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Face Massage Techniques for Healthy Skin

 

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be sharing a few techniques for face massage that you can include in your skin care routine. A face massage has amazing benefits for the skin. It boosts micro-circulation which means more oxygen and better delivery of nutrients to the skin. It can also help firm up sagging facial muscles and improve the elasticity of the skin. While regular facials at the parlor is a luxury that few of us can afford, its easy to do a facial or a simple massage at home on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Have a look at my face massage techniques video below to know more.

 

Face Massage Techniques

 

A few pointers to keep in mind :

  1. Always start with clean hands and a cleansed face.
  2. Use light pressure when working around the delicate eye area.
  3. Make sure to use a good quality cream/lotion/oil for your massage. Something which feels nourishing is good but if it contains nutritious ingredients that help add a glow to the skin, even better! My pick – Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance CreamThis is a powerful combination of 24 Karat Gold Bhasma, effective herb infusions, unprocessed oils, pure cow’s ghee and nourishing roots; that are stored and simmered over a slow fire in copper vessels that impart their own potent properties to these.
  4. Use a floral face water or thermal spring water mist to aid the massage. The skin tends to absorb the cream after a while so its helpful to use a mist to add some slip to the skin.
  5. Avoid excessive rubbing on areas where you may have broken/irritated skin or active acne.

 

 

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Lakme 9-to-5 Weightless Matte Lip & Cheek Mousse | REVIEW

 

Hi everyone! Lakme has just added a new product to their 9-to-5 lineup, the 9-to-5 Weightless Matte Lip & Cheek Mousse. This is a creamy, airy mousse that can be used on the lips as well as the cheeks. In look and performance, its similar to a liquid lipstick as it dries to a long-stay matte finish. And it works really well as a cheek tint too! Watch my video for a more detailed review and lip swatches of all the 10 shades.
 
 

 

Lakme 9-to-5 Weightless Lip Cheek Mousse - Coffee Lite
Lakme 9-to-5 Weightless Lip & Cheek Mousse – Coffee Lite

 

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NEW! Nykaa Black Magic Eyeliner

 

Hi everyone! Nykaa has recently launched their liquid liner and I’ve been trying it out these past few days. Priced at Rs 299, this liquid liner comes with a pliable brush tip which gives a lot of control and flexibility. The liner has a deep black color, dries fairly quickly and gives a long-stay, water-resistant finish. Watch my video below for more details. You can buy this online HERE.

 

Nykaa Black Magic Eyeliner
 
 

 

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FOTD : Berry Lips, Messy Curls

 

Hi everyone! I’m usually one for sleek hair but I tried out a more textured, messy look today and thought I’d share the breakdown. In terms of makeup, I went minimal on the base, liner/lashes and concentrated on color – both on the cheeks and lips. I quite like how the final look turned out, a lot more natural and fresh. Read on further for the products used for this look.

 

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