Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipsticks | Swatches

 

Hi everyone! If you love classic fall-winter shades, the new Nykaa lipstick collection is just for you. The So Matte! Fall Winter collection contains 8 shades – from soft browns to deeper plum and burgundy shades. The formula is smooth, pigmented, long lasting and has a creamy matte finish. The magnetic black packaging has got an upgrade with a colored label at the bottom, making storage and color identification really easy! Check out my video for the shade details and swatches.
 
 

 

Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipsticks
Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipsticks

 

Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipstick - Caramel Margarita
Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipstick – Caramel Margarita

 

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NEW! Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation

 

Hi everyone! Maybelline India has been introducing lots of new products in the past couple of months and their latest new launch is the BB Cushion Foundation. I just received a sample of this so I thought I’d do a quick first impressions post.

 

Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation - 03 Natural
Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation – 03 Natural

 

The Cushion Foundation trend started in South Korea and while cushion makeup is catching up quickly in the west, there aren’t many options in the Indian market yet. The only ones I know of are by Lancome and Innisfree. I do have the Lancome one, in case any of you would like a review. I also have the one by The Body Shop which I got from my UK Trip back in June but it hasn’t launch in India yet. It is very good though and I’ve used it quite a bit.

The idea behind a cushion foundation is ease of application. A foundation soaked sponge or ‘cushion’ replaces the traditional botle and a soft padded applicator is used to directly tap the foundation onto the skin after pressing it on the cushion. The cushion releases foundation on the applicator as you apply pressure and its easy to apply and blend on the skin with a few taps.

 

Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation - 03 Natural
Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation – 03 Natural

 

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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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