Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner | Review

Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner





You can never ever go overboard with a black eyeliner, I think it’s the most commonly used cosmetic around the world… And why not, a black eyeliner is something that fits very well in every occasion, be it an everyday look or the dramatic bridal look, a black eyeliner is what most of us reach for to complete the effect. My favorite liquid black eyeliners are the ones which have a pen sort of applicator. That makes the application so quick and mistake proof. Here is a detailed review of the Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner.

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Packaging

The packaging reminds me of The Curve Eyeliner by NYX , It has a curved body to give a better control over the application. The felt tip allows you to create a thin, medium or a heavy line, as you desire! It’s extremely comfortable to hold, beginners would love it for sure. Talking of the down side, I faced slight issue working on a winged liner with this felt tip applicator, I wish it was slightly more flexible.

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Quality & Texture

The product claims to give a full color definition in one stroke, well… that isn’t really true, I need to coat 2-3 times to get a deep pigmented black line.

It gives a matte black finish, which is how I like my eyeliner to be.

Another good thing is, It dries quickly as you apply, you wouldn’t need to sit for long with your eyes closed, which is a common case with most of the liquid eyeliners. Also it saves a few extra minutes getting ready.

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Wearability

The product isn’t waterproof, it is some what water resistant. It smudges easily on oily lids, so if you have oily lids, this is not the right product for you, if you don’t, make sure not to apply moisturizer on your eyelids as a part of your daily moisturizing routine.

It lasts for good 8 hours if you have powdered your eyelids prior application, else it stays well for about 6 hours.

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Price

7.99 USD

Rating

4/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. The pen felt tips makes application along the ends slightly difficult, I wish it was more flexible.
  2. It smudges easily if you apply a regular moisturizer on your lids, or have oily lids naturally.

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elf Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Sunscreen| Review

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A tinted moisturizer is the best option for your face during everyday summer makeup. The biggest advantage being, that it sits on the skin comfortably without clogging the pores. Also some of them come with SPF which is an added advantage. If you are not very comfortable wearing makeup, a tinted moisturizer can be your good pick. It gives sheer coverage at the same times feels light like a moisturizer. I picked up elf tinted moisturizer in the shade Ivory, it also has an SPF 20, so it looked like a good pick for summers. I have been using this since some time.

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Packaging

This comes in an outer cardboard packaging, inside of which we have a matte black easy squeeze tube packaging. A screw cap ensures that there is no spillage. The nozzle gives control over the quantity.

The shade name is written only on the cardboard packaging and not on the tube, which is quite inconvenient. If you have multiple tubes, then you are going to have a difficult time locating the shade.

Though the packaging doesn’t look very classy, but keeping in mind the affordability of the product, I wouldn’t complaint. The directions for use are written at the back, so that makes it user friendly.

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Wearability and Coverage

The tinted moisturizer lasts well for 6 hours. Though the product says that it needs to be reapplied after every 2 hours, but I have been comfortable wearing it for 6 hours.

It gives a sheer to medium coverage. I like it for an everyday use because it looks really natural.

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Quality and Texture

Talking of quality and texture, I have noticed a few things her.

  1. The blending is a big issue, If you are applying it with fingers, it takes a little longer to blend into the skin completely. I like to apply it with a damp beauty blender for a more effortless blending.
  2. The  products looks slight patchy, if you see closely, you would notice small flaky patches, which disappear if you blend the product in the direction of facial hair.
  3. It sits on the dry patches of the skin, and hence looks flaky.
  4. It feels slightly heavy on the face, but gives a natural velvety matte finish.
  5. This smells like yogurt!

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Price

3 USD

Rating

3.5/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. The yogurt smell is annoying.
  2. Blending is a big issue.
  3. It looks flaky on the dry skin areas.

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – OBSESSION | Review

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A few months back, Revlon launched their liquid lipsticks, which claims to be lightweight and give high definition velvety matte color. Also this is said to be moisturizing with a unique gel formula. I was excited to try! I got the shade HD Obsession which is a bright, cool toned fuchsia pink. Here is a detailed review on this product.

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Packaging

I love lipsticks having transparent packaging! It is so convenient to pick the shade you want to wear. I was quite impressed to see their packaging, it comes in a transparent matte bottle with a silver top, the applicator is a slight disappointment. It’s too firm… almost feels like you are applying the product with a stick. Little flexibility would have been good.

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Quality and Texture

The product rightly claims to be lightweight and moisturizing. It glides on smoothly giving high pigmented color in 1-2 swipe. I love the creamy matte finish it gives as soon as you apply the product, which after an hour turns velvety matte. It sits comfortably on the skin. It also has a strong bubble gum scent to it, which I personally love. I don’t mind scented products, but if you do, this is not the right pick for you.

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Wearability

It lasts very well for 6-7 hours, after which it starts to fade. But one can do a good 8 hour outing wearing this lipstick without worrying about touch up.

It does transfer very easily which is a downside, but as the creamy matte texture sets to a more velvety matte, the transferring decreases.

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Price

7.99 USD

Rating

4/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

This liquid lipstick from revlon is close to perfection! Here are some points that pull it back a little…

  1. It transfers a lot.
  2. The applicator isn’t very comfortable to use
  3. It’s price is slightly on the higher side.

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Wet n Wild Megaliner Review

Wet n Wild Megaliner Review




A black liquid liner is one of my makeup essential. Wet n Wild has some really exciting products at a very reasonable price. In my very first New York drugstore makeup haul, I picked up a few wet n wild products, megaliner being one of them. I tried it for a month and the experience was not so pleasant. 1 month of trying every possibility to develop liking towards it, failed miserably! It now rests in one corner and will come back in action god knows when! Anyway, hare is what I think about the product.

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Packaging

This comes in a sleek black packaging. The applicator is one of the best eyeliner applicator. It helps you create your desired look effortlessly. (**At this point I was happy and proud of my choice.) This is one of the best thing the product has… A perfect applicator!

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Pigmentation

Coming to pigmentation, it’s super amazing. You get the blackest black line in one swipe which dries in no time leaving a deep matte black line. Must say, it’s pigmentation is the second best thing about the product.

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Quality & Wearability

The product claims to waterproof, but that is absolutely not the case. It smears as soon as it comes in contact with even the tiniest water droplet. It smudges easily, and you are left looking like a panda! Here is a list of DOs and DON’Ts for this liner

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DON’Ts

  1. DO NOT wear this liner on a snowy day!
  2. DO NOT wear this liner on a rainy day!
  3. DO NOT wear this liner if you know you are going to have a hearty laugh!
  4. DO NOT , absolutely DO NOT wear this liner on your wedding day!
  5. DO NOT wear this liner on a sunny day!

DO

  1. You can wear this liner if you are going to be indoors and can be poker face all day.
  2. You can wear this liner if you are filming a makeup tutorial and know that you have to wash it off in no time.

Price

1.99 USD

Rating

2/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. It smudges as soon as it comes in contact with water.
  2. Gets washed away from the inner and outer corners of the upper lid  very soon




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elf Eyebrow Kit Review & Application

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If you have read my previous blog, you would would already be familiar with is beautiful looking eyebrow kit from elf. Here is a detailed review of this kit along with a little demo as to how to apply it to fill in and shape your eyebrows.

elf Eyebrow Kit Review & Application Tutorial

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Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation | Review & Swatch

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This is my first time with stick foundation and I loved it. I am sure I’ll always have one with me. Liquid foundations are a little messy and one needs to handle them with utmost care to avoid spillage. On the contrary, stick foundations are really convenient.. no spillage, travel friendly, and overall I found them better.

It comes in 8 shades, I picked up 120 classic ivory, now the fit me compact is of the same shade and it matches my skin tone really well, but this one is lighter than my skin tone.

I have used the Fit Me Foundation and Compact previously and no doubt I quite liked it. With the stick foundation coming in, It was inevitable to give it a try. So I have used it for about 2 weeks now and here is what I think.

PACKAGING

It comes in a plastic body, which I like. The size is quite compact, allowing you to slip in the product conveniently in your travel bag. Another thing quite unique here is, the foundation has an anti-shine powder core, to absorb excess oil.

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Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation review




COVERAGE

The foundation has medium coverage. If you have some serious acne, you will have to use correctors and concealers along with this product, though it does manage to camouflage light acne. You can see me wearing it in the picture below, though it did manage to give me a good everyday kind of coverage, it did not cover my acne completely.

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QUALITY, APPLICAION & WEARABILITY

The product feels light and is easily blendable if using fingers, I prefer using a damp beauty blender, with which, blending requires a little hard work.

It does give shine free finish. I have a combinational skin, and the foundation did not discriminate between the dry and the oily areas of my face, it glided on smoothly and evenly. Though it does leave a slightly powdery finish, which is noticeable on close observation but on using a fixing spray later can take that away.

It lasts well for about 6-8 hours without any touch up or a fixing spray, or even a compact.

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Foundation Swatch
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Foundation on blending (with fingers)

PRICE

8.99 USD

RATING

3.5/5

WHY IT COULDN’T MAKE 5/5?

  1. Blending with a beauty blender requires some hard work
  2. Gives a powdery finish, which requires to be worked on
  3. The coverage isn’t buildable, on building up, you would just add on to the powdery finish.




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Revlon Photoready Eye Art Moonlight Glitz | Review & Swatch

Revlon Photoready Eye Art





Liquid eye shadows are the new bomb in the market. After the immense success of liquid lipsticks, we could see brands coming up with liquid eye shadows. Revlon launched their liquid eye shadows lately, it’s the photoready eye art. The product is quite interesting, you have a liquid eye-shadow on one end and brilliant sparkle on the other. You can get creative and use it to create various looks. They come in 10 shades, and all of them are beautiful.

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I was gravitated towards Moonlight Glitz which is deep, sort of a royal blue. I have been using it since a while and here is what I think about the product.

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Revlon Photoready Eye Art

PACKAGING

The packaging is exactly same as their nail art enamel. I almost missed it thinking it to be their nail polishes. On a second look I realized that it’s the new eye art.

I am not very convinced with the way they have come up with the packaging for two reasons.

A. The brushes aren’t very convenient to use, I prefer using my separate brush. Both the compartments have a separate brush, the glitter compartment brush is a thicker (and uncomfortable) version of an eyeliner brush. and the liquid shadow compartment has a brush similar to a lip gloss applicator.

B. From application point of view, the bottle feels heavy and bulky, therefore quite uncomfortable to use.

It looks interesting otherwise, a transparent packaging is always great.



QUALITY & WEARABILITY

Eye-Shadow

I faced major issue blending the eye-shadow, I tried using a brush and finger to blend, but every time it turns out patchy and looks more like a stain. I feel this issue wouldn’t be there with the lighter shades but with this one, I faced difficulty in blending. It dries quickly giving you very little play time.

The good side is that it doesn’t crease and is water resistant.

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Revlon Photoready Eye Art

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Glitter

On application the glitter feels sticky, but the issue is resolved as soon as it dries. It take a bit longer to dry compared to the eye shadow but that’s not my concern. The glitter is quite fine and looks really gorgeous and the best part is that there is absolutely no fall out. The sad part here is that you do not get intense glitter line in one stroke, you’ll have to build it up if you are using it as an eyeliner, during the process it turns slightly blotchy.

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It lasts for 5-6 hours and doesn’t crease much. The glitter tends to crease a bit if used over the lids.

RATING

3/5

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WHY IT COULDN’T MAKE 5/5?

  1. Extremely difficult to smudge, both brush and finger application gives a very patchy finish.
  2. The packaging is bulky to use
  3. The brushes aren’t impressive
  4. Quite pricey

PRICE

$8.99

I hope you found the review useful, let me know if you have given a try to any of the eye art shades.



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Maybelline Master Contour Palette Review

Maybelline Master Contour Palette Review





Palettes are my favorite! Most brands recently have come up with amazing face palettes. I got one from Maybelline and it’s in the shade 10 (Light to Medium), they also have a variant for medium to deeper skin tones which is numbered 20. I have been using the Maybelline Master Contour Palette for some time now and here is what I think…

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Packaging

The shape and size of this palette is same as the maybelline nudes collection palette (the nudes, the blushed, nudes, the rock nudes…) which I think is superb for the fact that it is extremely compact and travel friendly and of course maintains a symmetry in your palette corner.

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It comes with 3 pans, with the purpose and order of use defined on it. It clearly states 1. Contour, 2. Blush, 3. Highlight, also at the back of the palette, there are clear instructions for the usage which makes it really user friendly.

It also comes with a brush which I will only use as an eyeshadow blending brush. Unfortunately it’s absolutely not suitable for the intended purpose. Again there isn’t any mirror which is so sad.

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Pigmentation

Contour

The contour shade worked really well for me. It’s highly pigmented and easily bendable.  I like using it along the jaw line, slightly beneath the cheeks and along the nose. It does a good job in sculpting  the face.

Blush

I really loved the pretty pastel pink tone they have given to the blush. It is perfectly wearable, super pigmented and again blends really well. The contour and the blush duo is my favorite in this little black box.

Highlighter

I had high hopes here but unfortunately I feel this is the downside to the palette. The highlighter doesn’t have any gleam to it. Even upon building it upto 4 layers, a faint glow is all that you get. I prefer using it over a cream highlighter or on the eyelids.

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Price

$9.99 to $12.99 (I saw it for $9.99 at Walmart and $12.99 at Rite Aid)

Rating

3/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. The highlighter isn’t fierce enough.
  2. The brush that comes along fails miserably
  3. The packaging lacks a mirror

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Hope you found the review useful, you can also go ahead and do a DIY Face Palette, like I did some time back, the video below will help you know how.


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Victoria’s Secret Satin Gloss Review

Victoria's Secret Satin Gloss





My love for lippers keeps oscillating between mattes and glosses, a few weeks back, I was drunk in love for matte lipsticks and lately I caught my self eyeing the glosses around. The new Victoria’s Secret Satin Gloss is a result of my newly found liking for glosses lately. A gloss is great for any occasion. It gives an overall softer look which is how I like my makeup to be.victorias_secret_gloss

So while passing by the Victoria’s Secret store, I couldn’t stop myself from peeping in and check out their new launches. These shiny glosses with so much glitter in them screamed to me and I bought them along. I picked 3 of these – Candy Baby, Indulgence and grapefruit blast. Candy Baby is a sheer nude pink, Indulgence is somewhat a beige with kind of holo glitter, this is my favorite and Grapefruit blast is a deep pink with similar glitter. Here is a detailed review 🙂

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Packaging

These come in easy squeeze transparent plastic tubes. It’s good to have transparent packaging, which easily helps you locate your shade. The cap screws securely which is really essential, you don’t want your gloss sticking around everywhere in your bag. For the applicator, I wish they had a wand along, I feel a wand gives a better control over the quantity. I personally prefer wand applicators.

Quality & Wearability

This gloss claims to be non sticky and it did stand by that. The texture is very comfortable. For the glosses with glitter, I loved the glitter quality, it’s extremely fine and gives a luxe finish. The only downside I felt was, that the glosses do not look exactly on the lips as they do in the tube, on the lips, the shade is extremely sheer, though the glitter shows well. For a casual outing, you can wear it alone but if you are wanting some color to show up, you’ll have to use it over a lipstick.

These also have strong fruity scent, which I love but some of you may not prefer scented products.

It lasts for about 4-6 hours which is great for a gloss.

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Price

The price of each tube is $10.

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Indulgence, Grapefruit Blast, Candy Baby

Rating

4/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. A brush applicator would have made my life easy.
  2. The shades are too sheer, they don’t show on the lips, the same way as they look in the tube.




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