Innisfree Hand Cream | Review

Hand Creams are an integral part of my daily routine. Dry hands dread me! The presence of a good hand cream in my bag gives me an immense sense of solace. The addition to my hand cream family is the “Innisfree Jeju rose hand cream”.

I really like rose fragrance and always look forward to try out rose scented products. Innisfree hand creams come in a variety of fragrances, you can surely find your favorite in the range.

innisfree hand cream

Innisfree is a Korean brand. It claims to be a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature.

Innisfree Hand Cream

Here is the review for you all.

Packaging

The packaging structure is quite similar to the Body Shop Hand Cream (reviewed here) tube. Very convenient for use and travel friendly. The easily squeezable tube ensures good control over the product quantity. The screw cap ensures NO accidental spillage in your hand bag!

Package Quantity 

30mL

Price 

INR 300/-

Consistency and Texture

The cream consistency is slightly on the thicker side (unlike the body shop hand cream which is quite gel like, watery and of a lesser density).

The thick creamy consistency doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on application neither light or feathery. It’s non sticky, non greasy texture gives just the required amount of moisturisation which lasts for about 5-6 hours.

One big drawback I faced was, if you rub it on your hands continuously for a minute, you will notice dry powdery substance shedding off.. It’s like as if your hands are raining dandruff 🙁 And that happens every time!

Innisfree Hand Cream

Fragrance

The best part of the product! the reason why I actually bought it, was this beautiful rose fragrance. The scent isn’t too deep and intense, rather it’s more on the softer side and lingers on for a good amount of time.

Availability

I bought this from the Innsifree outlet in DLF Mall of India, Noida

Rating

Umm.. I guess 3.5/5 should be apt.

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

1. Rs. 300/- for 30mL product is expensive.

2. The cream on application, does provide adequate moisturisation but it doesn’t aid in making the hands feel softer (body shop hand cream performs better in this case).

3. The white-powdery stuff that starts to shed off if you rub it on your hands continuously for a while is REALLY annoying.

Hope you found this useful, you can let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Marks and Spencer Lipstick – Review

I love summers for the fact that they allow you to be colourful in every aspect! clothes… nail polishes… lipsticks… It’s absolutely okay to go bright on lip colour selection but in my opinion, sheer translucent shades looks cooler and more breathable. One such pretty shade is the limited edition Marks and Spencer Lipstick in the shade “Chiffon”. Chiffon is a sheer soft pink-mauve shade in a creamy-glossy texture with minute glitter particles. Not prominent enough to be tagged as glittery but subtle enough to give an overall shiny look. This can be a good pick for most of you but not a very suitable shade for majority of the skin types. So you must try it once before purchasing.

marks and spencer Lipstick

 

Packaging: The packaging is very similar to that of ‘Lakme Enrich Satin”collection. A silver case paired with a transparent cap. Basic and simple. Not very impressive though, the lipstick holder isn’t very firm, the lipstick twists and rolls down by itself while applying, so you have to hold it firmly. Moreover the cap doesn’t have a very good locking mechanism.

marks and spencer Lipstick

Quality and Texture: From the very first instance of application, the lipstick feels soft and smooth. Glides on easily and evenly leaving no patchy stains. Overall, it looks and feels soft, creamy and even.

marks and spencer Lipstick

Colour Pay-off: The colour stays intact till the time you do not eat anything. After which.. whoosh! disappeared completely not even leaving behind a mark of its existance! Reapplication is required time and again. On an average stayed on for 5 hours.

marks and spencer Lipstick

Price: INR 599/- for 4gms (But bough it for INR 290/- as there was a sale running on some of the M&S Lipstick collection)

Rating: 3.5/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

Though marks and spencer Lipstick did  a good job at the given price of INR 290/- , had it been for the original price of INR 599/-, the rating would have been lesser.

1. The packaging is too basic and not very sturdy. It kinda says ‘Handle me with care’.

2. The colour last for about 4-5 hours after which it vanishes completely!

Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner Review

Maybelline new launch – Hyper Matte Eyeliner

Maybelline has been up with new products one after the other since last few months and Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner is one of those! I surely couldn’t afford to give it a miss as I wear a matte black liner almost everyday to work.

Prior this I have used Maybelline Gel Liner, Maybelline Collosal Liner, Lakme Shine lineLiner. All in matte black.

Lakme Shine Line Liner was a disappointment! It cracked a lot at the inner 1/4th corner of the eye and ended up looking messy and too dry! Since then I was just taken aback  by liquid eye-liners…

Maybelline being my all-time favourite, managed a place in my kit. Have been using  it since a week now and here is what I think about the product.

Packaging

Sleek and very light! It comes in a black and white plastic body (thank god! no handle-with-care hassle). The brush is thin enough.. not super thin I would say! The bristles have the perfect length and the brush feels really light while applying which ensures better control and application.

Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner1

 

Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner2

 

Product on Application

The liquid has a good enough consistency. It’s neither too thin nor too thick. On application it takes about half a minute to dry and turn matte. If you’ve used Lakme Shine Line liner, I would say that this one doesn’t look as matte as the lakme one. Also, this one doesn’t crack much in the inner 1/4th corner of the eye like the lakme liner did, but cracking is still there.

It’s water proof and smudge proof as the product claims for itself.

 

Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner
Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner

 

Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner
Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner

Staying Power

It stays well for 8 hours. I can easily spend my day at work with this on!

Price

Rs. 325/-

Availability

It’s readily available online and at all the maybelline counters.

Rating

3.5/5

Why It couldn’t make 5/5

1. The price seemed slightly higher for the given quantity.

2. It tends to crack in the inner corner of the eyes