Thursday, 27 June 2013

Colorkits Eye shadow Squad (Obuse)



I am sure you haven’t heard about this brand :)). Actually this Eye shadow squad I picked up from a local vendor when I was in Bangkok. When I picked up this eye shadow squad I did not realize this would be so good and pigmented. 

 




Packaging is decent enough. Simple and decent I would call, nothing jazzed up. I liked the color combination in the squad which I liked it so much that I thought I should give it a try.  There are 5 shades in the squad and a two way sponge applicator. There is just a small strip of mirror inside which is not convenient enough for application.
  
Price: 59 Baht

My Take on the product 

Seriously speaking never thought this eye shadow could be so good. But when I started using it I discovered the pigmentation was very good and texture was smooth. If you apply it over the primer then the color will stand out much more. Thou if you see the pictures, I have applied the eye shadows without primer. Does not crease at least for 5-6 hours but if you have an oily skin then maybe it will crease faster unless you use a matte primer as a base. 






Pros
Decent Packaging
Good Pigmentation
Not so expensive
Smooth texture
Does not crease at least for 5-6 hours

Cons
Since this is not a well known brand. You might not get it easily. I picked up from a local vendor when i was in Bangkok. 

Rating: 3.5/5

Final Verdict
Thou the product is good enough for the price, but it’s not easily available. If you happen to visit Bangkok then you should give a try to the cosmetic brands available at the local vendor.  They are good, highly pigmented and smooth texture with the kind of price tag I am sure you won’t be able to resist it.


Monday, 24 June 2013

Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact


Look naturally fair and flawless through the day with this dual long wear compact with soft focus effect. Its unique formula contains Hyaluronic Acid that deeply hydrates your skin restoring its natural youth and glow and Vitamin B3 that makes you look visibly fairer.

·         Lasts upto 16 hours
·         Use it dry as a compact and wet as a foundation
·         SPF 17 UVA/UVB



  • Net Weight: 9 gms
  • Price: INR 650/-
  • Shelf life: 2 years from mfg date
 Shades Available:
  • 01 Ivory Fair
  • 03 Golden medium
  • 05  Beige Honey
Packaging

I absolutely love the packaging. The box is a combination of Black with the silver print on it. Once you open the box the compact comes in velvet case which has a Lakme logo embossed on it. Thou the velvet case attract lot of dust but it reduces the finger prints on the compact case. There is a small piece of paper inside the velvet case with the instruction about using the product for the day look and night look which might be helpful. The compact case is of a gunmetal color plastic, again with Lakme logo embossed in the center. The case looks sleek & chic. Once opened, you get a large round mirror that comes with a protective sticker that needs to be peeled before use. The compact powder is housed in a plastic disc that can be lifted up to reveal a sponge applicator which is buttery soft. 
The outer Box




My Experience: 

I was shown the shade Golden Medium 03 as per my skin tone. When applied over the face it gave me nice dewy look. Let me emphasize on one point here, once you apply your foundation or a compact give it 5-10 min to settle down and then take a call on the product. Having said that since the Lakme Absolute comes in only three shades it might not give an appropriate result on duskier skin tones.  It gives sheer to medium coverage, blends well and helps to even out the base fairly. 

You can use this compact in many ways. If you want to settle the foundation then it’s advisable to use a brush and apply the compact with a light hand (otherwise you might end up looking cakey). If you want more coverage you can wet the sponge and apply the compact evenly all over your face for heavy coverage. You can also apply this compact just after sunscreen and moisturizing your skin to give you a nice fresh look. 

Make sure when you are applying over foundation apply it with a light hand or going in for wet application then you need to blend it well. Thou I use it just as a compact (dry application) for everyday use over my sunscreen and moisturizer. Few times I have used it over my foundation also with light hand and it works fine for me. 

The texture is smooth and buttery. The powder is fine, soft and silky against your skin. The claim of lasting 16 hrs is somewhat I don’t agree with but it last as good as 6-7 hours. It does not control oil hence it’s not advisable for people who have oily skin.

Pros
Packaging is sleek & classy
Texture is smooth
Blends well when applied dry
Gives nice fresh dewy look
Contains SPF 17
Gives sheer to medium coverage
Skin looks fresh
Even out skin tones
Last 6-7 hours

Cons
Wet application requires lot of blending
Expensive
Limited shades
Does not control oil hence not recommended for oily skin tone

Rating: 4/5

Final Verdict
 I like this compact as it’s easy to use and convenient to carry. It’s great for everyday wear over sunscreen and moisturizer and you are sorted for the day. Give you a nice dewy fresh and radiant look. Thou its little expensive and has limited shade selection. Would not recommend for people who have oily skin.





Thursday, 20 June 2013

BH Cosmetics Eye And Lip Primer



What BH Cosmetics has to say?
Make your eye or lip color pop with color and last throughout the day. This silky Eye and Lip Primer is an essential to your beauty-building as it prevents creasing and makeup from melting.







Packaging: It comes in small glass jar with black lid. I find the jar cute. On the top of the black lid BH Cosmetic with the logo is embossed in light grey. Thou you might find the jar little small as compared to the image shown online but the quantity in it goes a long way as very little is required.

Texture: The texture of the primer is matte and much pigmented. Its smooth thou but not so creamy, So once you apply the primer to your eyes you have to quickly blend it on your eyes before it starts getting dry. 

Price: 9.56 $ (This is a sale price going on right now)

My take on the product: It gives you a nice matte base for your eyes and lips. Your eye shadow colors will stand out more if you apply the primer first as your base and will last longer. The primer is pretty tiny but a little goes a long way. Thou it says it’s a lip & eye primer but to be frank I have so far used it as eye primer only. It blends well on the eye and does not crease. 


Pros
Easy to apply
Does not crease
Smooth look
Long lasting
Good Pigmentation
Blends well
Travel friendly

Cons
You need to order this online thru BH cosmetics website and the delivery takes more than a month to arrive if you are staying in India.

Ratings: 4/5

Final Verdict
It’s a gives a good matte base and the eye shadow really last long. Does not crease or fades. The only pain is the delivery process takes more than a month to arrive. 

BH cosmetics has a whole range of beauty product. You can avail many more products at a discounted price also when the sale is on. Explore and happy shopping :))   

Tip: if you are ordering from BH cosmetics its better to place your order at one go as it will come in the same shipping price. 

BH Cosmetic Website: http://www.bhcosmetics.com




Avon Nail Enamel in Aqua Fantasy

Hi Friends,

Avon Pro Nail Enamel in Aqua Fantasy...



Wow this is an awesome bright color in Aqua Shade. Apt for the rainy wear. Another lovely shade available is Loving Lavender. Both the shades are awesome and must have for the this rainy season.



Price : INR 75/- (Sale price till stock last)


Avon Ultra Rich Lipsticks



Hi Everybody, 

Today i am going to review Avon Ultra Rich  Lipsticks in 4 shades. Mocha Madness, Royal Celebration Rose, Patina and Personified Plum. 

  

  
What Avon say’s about its Ultra Rich Lipsticks?

Formulated with Vitamin E and Jojoba to hydrate lips and seal in moisture, so lips stay smooth

 • Non-bleeding / non-feathering color defines and shapes lips even without a lip liner
 •  Instantly releases rich color with creamy/sequined/shimmery texture
 •  Tested by dermatologists
 • Available in 21 shades

Gram: 3.6g

Price: The sale price is INR 200/-. Till stock last. 

Packaging: It comes in nice simple classy black case with Avon embossed on the round metallic rim in the center.

Texture: Texture is smooth, creamy and glides well. The color does not bleed. Some shades are available in Shimmer. 

 Pros
Classy packaging
Smooth & creamy texture
Color does not bleed
Available in 21 beautiful shades
Pocket friendly 
Tested by Dermatologist 

Cons:
Either you order this online from the website or order thru an Avon Representative.

Rating: 4/5

Final Verdict
Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick comes in 21 beautiful shades to choose from which will suit most of the Indian skin tones. It’s not expensive and has a good pigmentation. Day to day wear or some special occasion you can have your pick from the wide range of selection. All in all its a good pick. 

P.S. : The product had come to me for the review but my opinion on it is 100% honest.


Avon Representative: 
Name: Dipti Kocharekar 
Mobile No:  +91-8976122236
Email: diptik2910@gmail.com