Freedom Pro Artist Pad Black Arts Palette

 

Hi everyone! I get a lot of queries regarding eye shadow palettes, especially those just starting out with makeup. I thought I’d share a quick recommendation with you. I picked up this palette from one of the Nykaa sales last year and have got so much use out of it! If you’re someone who would like to experiment a bit with eye makeup, the Freedom Pro Artist Pad – Black Arts is fantastic!

 

Freedom Makeup London Pro Artist Pad (Black Arts)

 

  • The palette is priced at Rs 2800 but during sales, you can get it for around Rs 2300 or so. Keep an eye out for the sale later this month if you’re interested in getting this palette!
  • It contains 28 eye shadows, mostly neutrals but the color variety is really good.
  • From light, matte nudes and shimmery pinks/peaches/golds to deeper bronze/brown/copper shades, the palette offers excellent color variation to suit the Indian complexion. There are a few cool colors too.
  • In terms of quality, except 1-2 shades, the eye shadows have a smooth texture, excellent color pay off, very good blendability and decent wear time (6+ hours).
  • While shimmers dominate the palette, it has enough matte shades, especially warm browns, to balance out the pearly colors. I think warm brown mattes are essential to add depth in the crease and for effortless smokey eyes. The browns in this palette are great!

 

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Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer – Deep Restore | Review

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing the new Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer which I bought from Nykaa a few weeks back during their sale. Vaseline is a brand that is very nostalgic for me as I remember going through many bottles of their body lotions back when I was in college. In recent years, I have been more drawn to brands like The Body Shop and Forest Essentials for body care products but when I saw the new Vaseline spray moisturizers, I had to give it a try! I hadn’t loved their cocoa body lotion previously (very thick, didn’t love the smell), I decided to try the classic Deep Restore version of the spray moisturizer.

Price : Rs 310 | Buy online at Amazon.in or Nykaa.com.

Also available in Cocoa Radiant variant.

 

Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer

 

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup | Review

 

Hi everyone! Recently someone asked me on YouTube about the kind of base I wear for regular outings, meetings etc. and today I’m answering just that question in this post. The Mumbai weather is really not kind to makeup wearers, especially those with oilier skin types and I’ve always struggled with finding the perfect product that would give me light to medium coverage with a long-stay, non-oxidising finish. I am a little partial to high end products when it comes to base makeup, simply because I get better shade options in higher end brands and in most cases, the formula is a little superior as well.

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

 

In the past, I’ve loved using the following bases for regular wear – NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Clinique Age Defence BB Cream, The Body Shop Cushion Foundation (yet to launch in India) and the LA Girl Pro BB Cream. My latest love though is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup. The name is a mouthful but to put it simply, its a light-medium coverage, hydrating, long lasting foundation. And it comes in a unique twist-up packaging with a sponge at the tip for buffing and blending the foundation. The sponge tip has a tiny well in the centre so when you twist the base, a bit of liquid foundation appears through the well. You can then dab it directly on the skin and use circular buffing motions or light swiping motions to blend it into the skin. The cushion (sponge tip) has a slight stiffness to it and its not super absorbent so it doesn’t drink up your foundation. It does a really good job of blending so you don’t need to go back in with your fingers or another tool to get a seamless finish. In terms of packaging, this is very unique and truly easy-to-use.

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

 

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Winter Skin Care Routine Tips

A change in the season not only warrants a change in the wardrobe, but in the skin care routine as well. As soon as winter sets in, the skin starts feeling a little dry and when not attended to, becomes scaly and flaky. Indoor heating, low temperatures, and dry air affects the skin and makes it vulnerable to dehydration and peeling. This is why it is important to switch to a dedicated winter skin care routine. Here are some winter skin care tips to survive the cold winter months and maintain healthy, happy skin –

 

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Change the cleanser – In summer, foaming cleansers are great, but in winters when the skin is dry switch to a creamy cleanser. In case, your skin is on the dry side, opt for creams with fatty acids and barrier-repairing ceramides that are good at preventing water loss. Remember, to preserve and maintain a youthful glow and soft skin, hydration is the key.

Try a facial oil – One of the essential parts of winter skin care routine is to invest in good quality facial oil. During the winters, mix a couple of drops of facial oil in your day cream to lock the moisture in the skin.

Exfoliate – To fight dullness and uneven pigmentation, it is very important to invest in a good exfoliator. Exfoliating helps shed dead cells and boosts the natural repair process, promoting the production of collagen. Remember to exfoliate gently, using natural and gentle exfoliators to avoid excessive dryness.

Moisturize – Moisturizing is an important part of any winter skin care routine. After your bath, pat the skin dry and apply a body lotion to protect the skin from moisture loss. Moisturizer help the skin retain moisture throughout the day. Use a lip balm to prevent drying and cracking of the lips.

 

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Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection

 

Hi everyone! Bobbi Brown India has just launched their Wine & Chocolate collection, a decadent collection of beautiful rich hues of burgundy and browns. I have a few pieces from this range that I would be reviewing for you today.

 

Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection
Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection

 

Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection
Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection

 

Bobbi Brown Wine and Chocolate Collection
Bobbi Brown Wine and Chocolate Collection

 

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