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Latika Deo

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  • Age - 28
  • Skin - Combination, Wheatish
  • Hair - Normal, Brown
  • Eyes - Brown

MAKEUP REVIEWS


Lips
Subject : Childhood Favorite
Comment : I have been using this product for the past twenty years. I have survived the harsh dry climate of Rajasthan with this product. Every scab has been healed with this product. I remember falling sick with chicken pox and my mother rubbing some tender care on the rash after the calamine had dried off as it prevented scars. It has never turned my lips dark if I have applied it and gone out in the sun. I would take some lipstick and rub some Tender Care and use it as a blush, it always gave me a healthy glow. If I ended up over-exfoliating my skin or had a dry patch, I used Tender Care to heal my skin. I have grown with this product and it lasts a while, therefore, making it worth every penny that you do spend on it.
Lips
Subject : Love the Shade Range, Not too fond of the texture
Comment : I bought this product on a whim when I saw it on a friend. The Colors in this range don't have names, but they have numbers. I picked up an Oxblood colour referred to as 2997. It is a lovely flattering shade with a lot of opacity. The lipstick does last a while, provided that you do not eat anything at all while you have it on, otherwise the product will begin to break down. Say you even wear the product and do not touch any food, it gets drier the longer you have it on the lips. The product isn't fully transfer-proof, it does leave a little trace behind, unless you sip your cups of tea with delicate grace. That being said, if you want to completely remove the product then you will need a makeup remover or a cleansing milk at the very least. The product does dry down matte but it takes its time, and after a while, it becomes too matte and despite all precautions of exfoliating and moisturising, it does settle into the lines of your mouth. Considering all the positive reviews I heard for this product, I am almost too sceptical to use any other liquid lipstick.
Face
Subject : Luminous but Natural Looking Skin
Comment : I was to attend a function and I was in a desperate need of a Pressed Powder that did not have a flashback. This product came highly recommended from a friend. I am in the shade Light/Medium. It is a pressed powder, that I use to set my foundation or CC cream. I live in a really humid place and at the end of the day, I have always looked like a hot mess with or without makeup. The product gives you such a healthy sheen like you wouldn't even recognise your skin. This is the best powder I have used till date, be it loose or pressed. I would buy it again in a heartbeat. I would post a pic but I have used and abused this product to put one up.
Lips
Subject : NA
Comment : I bought this lipstick in the UK, I mostly picked it up since I thought it was a bargain. I especially love the pot of lip product at the bottom of the product. I have the shade 13. It has a glossy finish and is transferable, but it is so creamy on the mouth and not the mention the lovely vanilla scent it carries. I carry the lipstick for a touch-up, for the initial application I use the product at the bottom jar with a brush. I find that I have more control on how the product applies on my mouth.
Eyes
Subject : Bad Brow Day
Comment : This product takes a lot of work. I tried the whole feather strokes but a slight swipe and it deposits a lot of product in one area, spreading that product through the entirety of your brow, it takes a lot of effort even with the spooly at the other end of the pencil. Finally, a youtube blog gave me an idea to use a brush, which is what I eventually ended up using. The product is creamy, and if you try to wipe the sweat off your brow, then it disturbs the product. I was so glad to see the last of this product.
Face
Subject : Review on long wear fiundation
Comment : This foundation looks so gorgeous on the skin, it has medium coverage and has a dewy finish. I prefer to wear this to more formal functions like a wedding or a gala. It has SPF 15 so it has a flashback. It is really light weight and gives you a healthy even toned glow. The shade range has 4 colours, Oriflame is not known for it shade range. I am in Light/Ivory. The formulation blends so well into the skin and a little product goes a long way. I have tried this product only with a damp sponge and not with any brush.
Face
Subject : For Natural Looking Everyday skin
Comment : I would recommend this cream for Normal, Oily and Combination Skin, as it is really light weight. People with dry skin might need to use a moisturiser prior application. It has sheer coverage with an SPF of 35. There are only two shade ranges and Natural blends perfectly into my skin. Since Natural is the darker colour of the two shades, it is unfortunate that people with duskier skin have to make do with Natural. The product is on the steep side for a daily CC cream, but you do get 40ml for Rs. 1000/-. I would say the finish has a little sheen, but I don't need to set with a powder unless it is extremely hot and humid and you are stepping out for a while.
Eyes
Subject : Good Mascara
Comment : When it comes to Mascaras, Maybelline is one brand that I trust blindly. I was not disappointed with this mascara either. It created a good illusion of fuller lashes. Although the mascara does start to flake after a few hours, especially depending on how many coats you had applied earlier on. This mascara is not waterproof and I prefer it that way as removing the eye makeup can harm the sensitive eye skin. It has a thick wand with full feathery bristles, actually, it is a lot of fun applying this mascara without it getting clumpy. This product lasted me months and I managed to finish it before it could dry out. It's a budget buy mascara and it will leave you with no regrets. It has a nice thick formula which gives the appearance of thicker lashes.
Eyes
Subject : Not the best kohl pencil
Comment : This pencil refuses to stay put and or blend to your satisfaction. I like to tight line my eyes, especially before I go in with a liquid liner or mascara and if I tight line only my upper waterline, in less than an hour the product will shift to my lower waterline and smudge. It does not cover fine line on the eyelids and that leads to unflattering gaps. If I try to use it as a base for smokey eyes, it refuses to blend and just gets wiped away. I don't think there are shades in this line apart from black which is alright since the formulation is such a disappointment. It gives you hideous racoon eyes if you apply it to the lower water line or lid. I don't know about the waste of money, but this product is just too hard to work with and its a waste of time.
Lips
Subject : Semi-Matte with Minty after feel
Comment : I have the shade Sultry 225, it is a nude pink that is semi-matte and has sheer coverage. It is a creamy product and if I find myself short of a lip balm, I apply this product as it is hydrating and minty on my mouth. It transfers, therefore it does not last long if you are eating and drinking after putting the product on. I even use this product as a tint as well. The product lasts a long time so it is an investment buy. It is a roll-up product so it saves you the trouble of sharpening the product. It is very reliable.
Face
Subject : Review on mat magique pressed powder
Comment : The powder has light matte finish with little luminosity. The product has an SPF of 34, so I would thoroughly not recommend it for important occasions where a lot of photographs will be taken. Although the products serve well for daily use.
Face
Subject : Natural Finish but very evident Flashback
Comment : Beautiful matte finish with some luminosity. I would not recommend it for setting makeup for functions where a lot of photographs will be taken as the flashback is very evident. I have used this product on a CC cream or a Foundation as it does not have much coverage on its own. The packaging is tricky as the sponge is in a different compartment of the compact along with the mirror. The product is beautiful so you do not mind the inconvenience of the mirror on the product. I did not use the sponge much as it collected too much product and deposited in one place, making it very hard to blend. The product works beautifully with a brush.
Eyes
Subject : Lovely product but a pokey brush
Comment : The product is a beautifully matte liquid liner, but the brush is too rough for the application. The product lasts for months until it begins to dry at the bottom, rendering the product too thick for the application. The colour of the liner is pitch black and really matte. Once the product it stays on for hours, although if you leave it on too long it does flake.
Nails
Subject : NA
Comment : It does its job decently enough for removing nail paint, although layered paint takes quite a labour to get out. It has that strong chemical smell and I have noticed dryness after use, not to mention the slight burning sensation around the cuticles. It is a cult favorite when it comes to nail paint removers. It is a trusted brand that is easily available everywhere.
Nails
Subject : NA
Comment : Revlon Nailpaints are those classic ones that you saw on your mother's dressing table and it eventually found its way to yours. It is an old formula, it packs a lot of pigment and has a glossy finish and it takes a while to dry. It almost lasts a week, but it has never turned my nails brittle or yellow. The product lasts for a long time in the bottle and will not dry out for ages.
Face
Subject : Reliable Primer
Comment : It is a silicone based primer that brightens the skin and any other product that you layer on top of it. Makeup lasts a while, even with the humidity and the sea breeze. Any product you layer on looks more luxurious. The product lasts well against the humidity but it does not do as well in the chilly harsh desert breeze, the makeup does not last as long.
Lips
Subject : Simple Lipstick in Beautiful Shades
Comment : This is the lipstick to carry in your purse. It comes in such a cute little package, it's really adorable. I have the shade Fabulous Fuchsia, which is a very berry pink colour. It is a Cremesheen lipstick that doesn't last too long if you have been eating and drinking. It is very transferable, but the product can be touched up as easily. It has a wonderful glide to it which rarely even requires you to use a mirror. It does get gooey around the inner corners of the mouth after a while though. Considering the small price it comes for, that is hardly a point to complain of especially when you consider how rich its pigment is.
Face
Subject : Its more Highlighting than Concealing
Comment : I am constantly on a look out for a concealer that does exactly what it says, it conceals. This concealer is more of a highlighting concealer, it does not cover dark spot at all. God forbid if you did put it on the dark spots and tried to blend it, it would just highlight the area. The product has medium coverage, so does not cover very prominent cases of dark circles, you would still need to colour correct those before using this product. You can use it on the bridge of your nose, the centre of your forehead, the tip of your chin, above the cupid's bow and above you jaw-line. This product is creamy so you do need to set it with a powder after.
Eyes
Subject : Stunning lashes
Comment : Use this product along with an eyelash curler and see the volume you get with it. It is a stunning product that lengthens your eyelashes to the high heavens. It is not a waterproof product, which suits me fine because I don't like tugging my eyes to remove the makeup. I usually apply mascara for semi-formal or to the formal events, but with this mascara, I just couldn't stop myself from applying it. I would skip the liner and apply the mascara and go along with bold lips and head out. I have never run through a mascara as quickly as I did with this one. The rule of the thumb with mascaras is that you need to wait for the formula to dry a little after opening a new tube of mascara, but this mascara was ready to do its job from its very first application. It's my favourite mascara till date.
Lips
Subject : Slim Packaging
Comment : This a very hydrating lip balm and it gives you a glossy finish. The product is very glossy so I would not recommend using it sparingly under a lip product. It lasts a long time on your lips and has a very delicate fragrance to it. It is packaged like a lipstick, so it is a roll up lip balm. There is no tint to it, at least none that will show up on Indian lips. I usually carry this product in a clutch as it can be easily slipped into one, unlike the more bulkier tender care that comes in a more rounded jar.
Face
Subject : Foundation and Concealer?
Comment : I bought this product mostly for concealing purpose than for Foundation purpose as I assured by the counter lady that the product doubles as both. I prefer this product as a foundation more than a concealer because I feel this product really creases and separates under my eye, even if I bake with loose powder. As a foundation, it has light to medium coverage. I am in the shade 140 nude, which is slightly light for my skin as I intend it for brightening and concealing purpose than for foundation purpose. It is a very creamy product with a velvet finish. It is a stick foundation in a plastic casing. You need to use a primer and setting powder with this product. You also need to prep your skin before application as it does cling to dry flakes and dry spots. A sponge sheers the product so you do get more coverage by using your finger in a tapping motion rather than a rubbing motion. It is a difficult product to rub into your skin unlike liquid foundations.
Eyes
Subject : Favorite Brow Product
Comment : Not enough people are speaking of this product. It is a double ended product with the pencil on one end and a pomade on the other. I have the colour, Dark Brown. My brows look so lux after application. My only hiccup is that pencil is too small, but the pomade is wonderful. Come sweat or rain, your brows can face them all with this product. The product is a pencil that isn't too creamy or waxy, so you do not end up harsh brows. Feather strokes to shape and fill in your brows and set it all in place with the pomade. It is absolutely brilliant!
Face
Subject : More of a corrector than Concealer
Comment : I love this product as it is the answer to all my dark spot woes. It is clicking pen type product, where you click at the bottom and the product administers itself into the brush at the top. I bought the shade 02, which has an evident peachy tone. I use this product over my primer and under the foundation to make my flaws look neutral skin colour. It is a creamy product that is so easy to blend. It has medium coverage, so it can battle most dark under eyes and faded scars. You can layer foundation and concealer over this product, provided you take little effort to blend.
Lips
Subject : Simple Lipstick in a fancy Package
Comment : It is a very basic lipstick in a fancy gold package. I bought the shade Rose Petal as I was on a lookout for a nude Pink that I could wear on a daily basis. Since the lipstick is nude Pink, its longevity has never crossed my mind. It is a glossy creme-sheen lipstick with flecks of glitter. It is transferable since it is creamy, so as long as you don't eat or drink, the lipstick will not go anywhere. It is hydrating on the lips due to its creamy texture. The packaging is the best part of this product, it comes in a gold case.
Eyes
Subject : No play time with this product
Comment : It is a gel pencil that is only available in Black. It is one of those liners that stay put after application. It even comes with a sharpener at the bottom for you to roll up the product and sharpen the tip. The hiccup with this product is that you do not get enough play time with this product to blend or smudge for a look. This product does not even flake long after application. The application of the product is a problem is that it does not cover the fine lines on the top eyelid, therefore leaving gaps in between. If you do make a mess, it can be an unforgiving product.
Eyes
Subject : For those clueless with Shadows
Comment : It is a double ended pencil, they have different shades of the same colour. I have a pencil in purple. The pencil does smudge but the pencil is meant for smudging purpose. It doesn't last very long, few hours until it disappears into the oblivion. You have a good amount of control on the application of colour, but light blending does the work because if you smudge it too much it will wipe off.
Eyes
Subject : Runny black
Comment : It is a liquid black liner with a brush. The product is very runny so it takes time to dry down to matte. Since the product is runny it does not give a uniform line, so you have to go back and forth with it. It is not a smudge consistency since it is a liquid eye liner. The product does not last too long and it does flake. The packaging involves cheap plastic bits, my eyeliner holder keeps detaching from the brush. Once you do get the line uniformly applied, it does dry down to a beautiful matte black.
Eyes
Subject : Smudgy
Comment : It is a waxy type product that initially comes to a point, that eventually loses its shape after a few swipes. It comes in various shades, I have only used the black one. It does not last very long before it starts to smudge, especially on the water line. Getting a thin line on the above eyelid is difficult because of the consistency.
Lips
Subject : Classic Lipstick
Comment : It is my go to everyday lipstick. It is balmy and has a hint of glitter. I have a rosy shade that works as a nude pink. It does last a few hours, but it does create a paste like consistency in the inner lips that you need to rid of with a tissue. It is a classic creme sheen lipstick. It does transfer, but not a lot. It's a classic Revlon packaging.
Lips
Subject : Glossy Lipstick and vanilla Fragrance
Comment : I bought the shade Sweet Pea which is a bubblegum pink shade. It lasts a while, but it does transfer due to which reduces its longevity. It is a glossy lipstick but lots of balm. It has a lovely vanilla fragrance and a wonderful glide on the lips which ensures smooth application.
Face
Subject : Review on Giordani foundation
Comment : Oriflame has different products for different age groups, the Giordani Collection is a Woman's Collection. It caters to women are in the prime of their life and do not want to waste precious time of budget products that do not function to their expectations. This foundation is a rejuvenating one, it makes the skin look fabulous while it repairs the skin. It is a creamy foundation that comes in a Jar. It blends into the skin beautifully and has a beautiful sheen to it. It has medium coverage and doesn't budge once it has set into your skin, unless you live in a humid weather or if the skin is oily.
Lips
Subject : Review on Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick- Red Supreme
Comment : I get so many compliments when ever I wear this lipstick. It's creamy on the mouth but it has a matte finish, it doesn't dry your mouth or form a paste like texture in the inner corners of your mouth. I have the colour Red Supreme. You do have to work at getting an even-tone on your lips, but once it's on it stays put. It barely transfers despite eating oily food.
Face
Subject : Avon True Color CC Cream
Comment : I have been using this product religiously for the past three years and my skin tone has turned two shades lighter, my skin is more even toned and my dark spots have reduced. I step into the sun and not worry about getting tanned. The coverage is light but buildable. I even wear this product for semi-formal occasions or day occasions. I am in the shade nude. This product also blends well, but I need to set this product especially if the weather is hot and humid. On the rare occasion that the weather is good, I do go without powdering my face and my face looks luminous for hours until my face gets greasy. I stock up on this product whenever I can.
Face
Subject : Review on Earthern shade
Comment : My favourite part of this product is the packaging and the brush. It comes with a large compact mirror and a really soft brush. I have the shade Earthen Rose, which I bought specifically for contouring/bronzing my skin. Avon Brochures have the basic flaw not matching the exact colour of the product. I thought the product would be more brown judging by the colour shown in the brochure. The colour turned out to be really warm brown with a pinkish undertone. Nonetheless, I still use the product as a bronzer if not as a contour. The product is really pigmented so it needs to be tapped before application and there is fall out in case you swirl into the product. I usually tap lightly into the product with a separate blush brush, tap off the excess and gently press the product at the exact points of the application on my face, blending it all in. I even use this product as a transition colour, in case I wish for a warmer tone in my eyelid crease.
Eyes
Subject : Review on True Color Eyeliner
Comment : This is a pen eyeliner that only comes in black colour. You get 1ml of product with this pen. This pen claims to have 0.2 mm tip which can help create the perfect cat eye. I bought this pen to try it, but I am not familiar with felt pen liners and I am even less familiar with creating a cat eye with one. I cannot stand by this statement, although doing a cat eye with my preferred liquid liner is mostly a miss for me. I like to create really thin lines with this pen, just for some definition in case I fancy a nude eye look with a bold lip.
Nails
Subject : Review on Avon Base Coat
Comment : I like to paint my nails, provided that I am able to maintain them without cracks, dryness or yellowing. I believe that a good base coat can prevent from any ailment like brittleness or yellowness. This product, however, is not a good base coat and it protects your nails from nothing at all. It is wasted step on your nails and it is also a waste of time and money. You might as well paint your nails bare.
Lips
Subject : Review on Avon True Color Hydrating Lipstick
Comment : I bought this product as soon as it was launched without seeing any reviews of this product, I have regretted it since. Avon brochures do not give the correct colour description of this product. I thought the colour would be a baby pink colour, but on receipt of the product, the colour turned out to be ultra pink. I still tried to make this colour work as it was hydrating, has opacity and an even glide to it. It has a chemical melon like smell which also I could ignore, but what I could not ignore was the bitter taste it left in your mouth. It is not a pleasant feeling.
Lips
Subject : Review on Ripe Papaya shade
Comment : I have this lipstick in Ripe Papaya, which is a unique Pink shade, which I have usually seen worn by fair skinned maidens. I do enjoy this shade as it is somewhere between a nude and a bold shade, so I can carry a lot of looks with this shade. My excitement for this product was short lived when the tip detached itself from the rest of the product. It is a very glossy lipstick, so unless you refrigerate this lipstick, it has a tendency to melt.
Eyes
Subject : Review on Avon Simply Pretty Mascara
Comment : This mascara is highly underwhelming when it comes to performing on the lashes. It is clumpy and does not do much, at least any more than an ordinary mascara.
Eyes
Subject : Review on Avon Simply Pretty Liquid Eyeliner
Comment : I have the eyeliner in the colour Black, it is a beautiful matte black liner. It is not runny an d the brush is quite precise. It lasts for ages on the eyes and in the bottle. It does begin to form a thicker consistency once the product begins to dry after a certain period of time.
Nails
Subject : Review on Frosty Blue shade
Comment : I have the shade Frosty Blue, it is a very thick formula that takes ages to dry, rendering one too useless to do anything. It does not last long on the nails either. It also makes my nails very brittle and yellow. I would not recommend these nail paints on any account.
Nails
Subject : Review on Oriflame Metallic Nail Polish
Comment : I have the shades Aqua Green, Pink Pearl and Sweet Candy. Aqua Green is a bit too conspicuous, but the metallic shine in the nail paints can be seen for miles.
Face
Subject : Mattifying Powder
Comment : This powder is mattifying and looks so natural on the skin. I have used this powder for baking as well and gives a beautiful brightness to where it has been applied. It absorbs sweat and oil and gets you matte for quite a while. The only cons with this product are the same as the ones you will find with other loose powders. It is bulkier to carry in a handbag, and inconvenient for a quick touch up. There is also the tendency of wastage as the powder gets everywhere, so the container needs to be opened with utmost caution. Do not open the siever or the powder will be everywhere.
Nails
Subject : Review on The One Instant Nail Polish Remover
Comment : This is a good nail paint remover that does not go over the nails too harshly. The name does suggest instant nail paint remover but I notice that I have to labour the same to get the nail paint off my nails. It does seem like a healthier option for the nails though, so I do prefer this nail paint remover
Eyes
Subject : Nice Non-Clumpy Mascara
Comment : The Mascara is a budget buy mascara that lengthens your lashes without clumping them. It does not give you va-voom lashes, but it does a decent job enough. It is more lengthening than volumising. Obviously, you see better results if you use the product after using an eye lash curler. The applicator is a thick one with full bristles. The product is a really light formula that does not hinder you from blinking. Fair warning, after few hours it does flake and it is not at all waterproof. At the slightest contact with water, it will give you raccoon eyes.
Eyes
Subject : Waste of money
Comment : This mascara does nothing, it does not volumize, lengthen and you have not take a very close look in the mirror to see any curling effect. It is not a waterproof mascara because once I washed my face it was sufficient to remove every bit of the mascara without much of an effort. It is a strange mascara that is too wet on initial application, but it dries down too quickly as well. It has a curled wand with short bristles, but I fail to see how the brush helps uplift the lashes. I am far more impresses with the results of any Maybelline Mascara than this Mascara.
Face
Subject : Hype
Comment : I found this product very underwhelming. The cover says that it has vitamin e and hyaluronic acid, although if you go through the ingredients, talc is the very first ingredient that pops at you. The product is soft and it does blend well, but it has a visible sheen which causes slight flashback. It does make your face matte, but it settles into your flaws like scars, making it more evident. I got the shade natural ivory which is light for me but rose beige suggested a pink undertone and warm honey looked a shade too dark. The shade range is an issue with this product, luckily for me, the coverage is sheer so the lighter shade was not evident. The packaging is cheap plastic, where the pan in between has stiff hinges and it creaks when you try to lift it up or down. I would recommend this compact for day use, maybe even night provided that it does not involve any flash photography.
Face
Subject : Chalky Powder
Comment : It is a pressed powder that has sheer coverage and if you try to layer the powder, it does cake up. It keeps the face matte. I am in the shade light. It is a budget buy, but it does not do anything extra for the skin. It is powdery and chalky. It does not illuminate the skin and reduce the appearance of flaws. The compact is packaged with the mirror being detachable, rendering it as inconvenient on the go. It does not have any flashback, but it does not blend into the skin well and makes the appearance of the powder on the face very evident.
Face
Subject : Sheer to Medium Foundation
Comment : It is sheer to a medium coverage foundation that is oil based with a dewy finish. It comes in a plastic squeezy bottle, so you can squeeze the product out. It does not last very long on the face especially if the weather is warm and humid and you have oily skin. You need primer and setting powder.
Nails
Subject : Review on Pure Color Nail Polish Mini
Comment : These are by far my favourite nail paints, they have a variety of shade from bold to nudes. The colours last a while on the nails. They are healthy as they do not turn your nails yellow or brittle. I have the shades Trendy Nude and Midnight Blue, both colours are opposites of each other and yet they both are very flattering. They apply easy, they dry quickly and they stay for a while on the nails.
Eyes
Subject : Smudgeproof, Fadeproof and Waterrproof
Comment : It is a liquid eyeliner. It isn't not a matte black eyeliner, it is more dark grey than black and has specks of shimmer in it. It has thick sponge tip which makes a thin precise line nearly impossible to do. It does not have uniform application, I don't know if that is a fault of the formula or the tip. It dries quick.
Eyes
Subject : Long Wearing, Non-Fading Kajal and Smudger
Comment : This product is more of a Kohl pencil than a Kajal. This product is more powdery than creamy in texture, which is why it last longer than a regular kajal. I can do my waterlines with this pencil as it does not transfer everywhere. It has plenty of play time for you to blend and smudge the product. I mainly apply this product on my upper eyelid and it last there for a while without budging or fading. I would not recommend this product for doing an intense smoky eye, because the product does begin to fade a little if you smudge it a bit. The smudger does pull at your skin, so you need to be careful that you do not hurt your eyelid by being too harsh with the smudging as the skin around the eyes is sensitive.
Lips
Subject : Sheer but buildable lipstick
Comment : I have the shade Red Copper which is basically a dark orange shade that borders on red, but is not red. It is a cremesheen lipstick, which is lustrous, creamy and hydrating. Due its creamy hydrating formula, it isn't transfer proof. Although the formula feels so comfortable on your mouth. This product would not last very long if you were to eat and drink . The lipstick comes in an Indigo Blue package that looks bulky, but is very light weight. There is a curve on the lipstick which cups your lips and gives you a perfect application and the formula has a slippery glide to it. The product does not disperse a lot of pigment on its first glide, so the product is quite sheer, but it is buildable as the product does not move around a lot once applied to your mouth.
Eyes
Subject : No Spooly
Comment : I have strange eye brows that are not full and are very unruly. I need to a spool to keep them looking groomed. I had to invest in a separate spool to use this product, which is fine by me, unless I need to travel because there is an extra item I need to carry in my makeup pouch instead of one product that does it all. This product has a hard wax tip that is not very pigmented, so it is very inconvenient as it requires a while to fill up and shape your eyebrows. The smudger is useless as it makes a mess of my brows, I constantly need to clean around the edges as the smudger disperses the product everywhere.
Lips
Subject : Intense version of the Classic Tender Care
Comment : As the name of the product would suggest, it is a tender care that comes in organic honey flavour. It comes in the classic tender care jar which is further packed in a box, except that the box and jar come in a light mustard yellow shade. This product is a more intense version of the classic Tender Care. God forbid if the classic Tender Care does not solve your dry skin or dry patch ailments, then this product will definitely meet the criteria for solving your woes. It does have a honey scent to it which smells absolutely delicious. Like the classic Tender Care, you can use this product as a balm for your lips, cracked skin, dry elbows and knees or any other dry skin ailments that trouble you. This product retails for Rs. 300/- but it last a long time on you and in the jar. I personally stack up on Tender Cares of every form and called it an investment.
Lips
Subject : Very Sheer Lipsticks
Comment : I have three shades Scandalous Vice, Beloved and Chic. I got a bad batch of Chic a baby pink shade which has chunks of foiled sparkles in it and the you get rough sparkles on your mouth than the lip colour, when you swipe it on your mouth. Scandalous Vice and Beloved are very sheer lipsticks that barely buildup to a visible colour. Scandalous Vice is a saffron like orange that looks nude on me due to my yellow undertone skin. Beloved is a baby pink shade that shows up even less on my mouth than Scandalous Vice. Chic is a just a very crummy formulation which I will be getting ride of. The non glitter shades are balmy, so I might use it as a balm rather than as a lipstick. The packaging is the funniest as it does not describe the product, it just has a tag that says Lipstick, the shade and batch no. I am literally getting rid of a shade, so I definitely won't be repurchasing it.
Nails
Subject : Review on Very Me Candy Gloss Nail Polish
Comment : It is a gel nail polish which has very sheer coats. This product does take a while to dry and requires multiple coats. If you try to put one coat over another without letting the previous coat dry then it does take ages to dry completely. Although once you do have the product on, it does give a beautiful glossy finish to your nails. I have the color Juicy Pink and it looks absolutely stunning in the bottle and on the nails.
Eyes
Subject : Does smudge
Comment : I bought the basic black colour for everyday use, it lasts a few hours on my eyes, depending on the weather and if my skin is not oily. I used to powder the area where I applied the kajal to avoid smudging and budging and it would work for a few hours. It is a proper kajal stick, so it does have the tendency to smudge. It is quiet easy to wash and remove this product especially before sleeping, which is what I liked the most with this product. It does smudge on the lower waterline, but it stays put on the above lash line. I liked the fact that despite this product being a little smudgy, it did not transfer anywhere and everywhere.
Face
Subject : Little goes a long way.
Comment : I would recommend this product for normal to oily skin as the product dries down to absolute matte. It has medium coverage, which can be sheered down or built up. This product lasts for 5 to 6 hours. It does colour correct your skin. You only need to set this product with a powder if you are stepping out in a hot weather. The price is quiet up there, but it is worth a one-time splurge, especially in the marriage season, where there will functions during the day. I prefer the SPF to be a little more stronger, but 30 should suffice. It is thick product, so I would recommend spearing it on the face and then blending with a sponge.
Nails
Subject : Review on Color Dose Nail Lacquer
Comment : I have the shades 16 Naked and 19 Miss Purple. The claims for this product is that it is skin friendly lacquer from France. You get 6ml of product in a bottle and the specific instruction is to shake prior to application. The shades at least I have are very pretty and flattering. It takes two coats for complete opacity and it is quick drying. It dries semi-glossy.
Lips
Subject : Tint not a gloss
Comment : I picked this product as I was on a lookout for a red tint. The sales lady heard my query and directly pointed to this product and told me not to go by the name and that it is a tint. I bought the product in the shade pomegranate. It is a balmy tint which transfers so it does not stay more than a few hours. What I like about this product is that has a slip to it and so it can be applied without a mirror. Since it is so balmy you can even skip the moisturising the lips before application of colour step. This product is good for everyday wear and it lasts a long time in the package. It comes in a chubby stick which is super cute.
Eyes
Subject : Smudges, Budges and Smears
Comment : This product is your standard Kajal that smudges and smears like every kajal out there in the market. It comes in only one shade of black. It begins to smudge within an hour of application and the worse part is that it exaggerates the appearance of dark circles. I have oily skin so I tried mattifying under my eyes with some loose powder, but that did not prevent the smudging. This product is a waste of time and money. I would recommend a gel pencil or even kohl one as they have a better formulation for staying put and lasting longer on the eyes.
Nails
Subject : Heaven sent especially for travelling
Comment : I have the nail paint remover in chocolate scent, which leaves that wonderful chocolate scent in the room instead of the annoying chemical scent that most nail removers have. The product is acetone free which is gentle on the skin and the cuticles. This gets rid of the nail paint within seconds. I love this product for travelling, so if I am travelling for more than a week then I can use this product to remove my old nail paint and wear a fresh coat if required. The product comes in a plastic jar that contains a sponge with a slit, the sponge is saturated with the nail polish remover and you only need to dip your nails, one by one, for cleaning the nail paint off the nails.
Eyes
Subject : No Play time
Comment : This is kohl pencil means business when it says that it lasts long and is smudge-proof. This pencil comes in a wooden pencil packaging with a sharp tip that blunts down with use until you sharpen it again. I got the color black for daily use and not once do I recall this product smudging. I have oily skin which smudges the most unsmudgable kohls but this product is absolutely budge proof. It lasts on your eyes through heat, sweat and rain. It stays on your eyes all day long, so much so that you do need a eye makeup remover to remove this product for even washing your face won't budge this product. My only hiccup with this product is that it has no play time and it can be unforgiving if you were to make a mistake.
Face
Subject : Standard Compact
Comment : I used to keep this compact for mattfying my face while I was on the go rather than for any coverage. I come from a very humid city so I would be on a lookout for product that made my face less shiny and kept it relatively dry. This product did keep my face matte but building on this product always made my face look cakey. It does not last long on the face and the coverage is light to medium so I would use this product on its own. The packaging was the most depressing part of this product, it did not any space for the sponge applicator to dry any moisture it had absorbed. At some point I even noticed breakouts occurring on my skin because of this product.
Nails
Subject : Review on Oriflame Nail Polish
Comment : I have the shade Nail Night Orchid which is a beautiful fuschia shade. This nail paint packs a lot of opacity and it dries down quickly. The brush is slightly too broad for my liking, otherwise, I quite like the nail paint.
Lips
Subject : Matte yet Comfortable
Comment : The product may claim to be lip colour but it is a lipstick for all purposes. Shade: I have tried the shade Rosy Sunday which is a cross between a pink and a red, which is a universal shade that might suit a lot of skin tones. Finish: It has a matte finish which is not drying and yet feels comfortable on the lips. Transferability: This lipstick is transferable. Price: The price is up there for Rs. 450/-. Although I do not know too many lipsticks that have a matte finish and is comfortable on the lips. Packaging: It comes in a rose gold acrylic roll up casing.
Lips
Subject : Clear gloss with little tint
Comment : The gloss is more or less clear with barely any tint to it. It serves as lip topper for some shine. It is a hydrating formula which nourishes the lips. The formula is also very sticky so it attracts dust and grime to the mouth. I got the shade fab which is a red-tinted gloss. Although as mentioned by me earlier, there is absolutely no opacity to these products and they are more or less a clear gloss. They are transferable as it is a sticky yet hydrating formula. I have absolutely no use for such glosses as I prefer some opacity and tint in my lip products so I would not be repurchasing this product.
Eyes
Subject : Fills in Sparse Brows and Shapes
Comment : This pencil is by far the best pencil I have used for my brows. This pencil is really slim, so you do you need to take your time filing in your brows, but shaping your brows with this pencil is ultra quick. It is a dual ended product with a roll-up pencil on one end and a spooly on the other. I got the shade expresso which is the darkest brown shade and it suits my brows without making them look extra bold. The product is a stiff wax finish which does not budge or disappear during the course of the day. The best part is that you do not have to struggle with this product. You get natural looking brows with this product and instant compliments. You get 0.08g of product for Rs. 625/-.
Face
Subject : Orange Pigment
Comment : This product comes in a squeezy tube with bristles. I have the shade Orange which I got to reduce the appearance of dark circles and dark spots. The coverage of this product is medium, but it is really pigmented. You cannot go over this product with sheer coverage or medium coverage because the orange pigment will seep through, you need to go over the product with a full coverage product or try to build coverage just to cover the orangeness of the product. It reduced the appearance of dark spots, but you have to be careful to not deposit all the product in one place. In case you do deposit the product in one place then use a brush or your fingertips to distribute it equally in all the places you need correcting. It dries quickly so do you need to work as you are applying the product.
Face
Subject : Illuminating but without Flashback
Comment : Type: It is a compact powder with Illuminating properties which does not have a flashback. There is SPF 15 in the pressed powder which isn't mentioned on the website/catalogue description or the box of the compact, but directly on the compact case at the bottom. Shade: I got the Medium Shade, but it is still a little light for my skin. Nevertheless, the product blends beautifully into your skin so you face does not look caked. Coverage: It has light coverage which is buildable but it does not come up to medium coverage. I use this powder mostly to set my CC cream, concealer or Foundation as I do have oily skin and the city I live in is humid. This is a good product to mattify your skin with a touch of illumination. Packaging: The packaging comes in a blue-purple square compact with a mirror and a really nice sponge. You get 8g of product in the compact. Price: The product retails for Rs. 749/-. I personally like this product as it mattifies and brightens the skin at the same time. It blends seamlessly and sets my makeup. It is a small compact for regular use, but I usually carry this compact for travelling as it is convenient. Dupe: I have not come across a compact cheaper than this that does what it does for my skin.
Lips
Subject : Very Balmy Gloss
Comment : This gloss I bought as a lipstick topper rather than an use alone product, as I have dark lips and this product barely has an opacity. It is a clear and sticky gloss which has a slight tint to it. It is a very balmy one which prevent your lips or the lip product on your lips from drying. It has a mirror shine look to it and it does not settle in fine lines of the lips. Colour: I bought the colour Soft Coral which has a Pink Coral tint to it. You can use this product alone on your no-makeup days if you wish for your lips to look healthy with a slight flush to it. I would not recommend this product alone for a formal evening as it is a very clear gloss. Transferable: It is a balmy gloss which makes it transferable. Despite that this product last a while on the lips and you feel it hydrating your lips and making them feel plump. This product does move around especially if you have been overtly generous in the application of the product. Packaging: It comes in a small squeeze tube which is quite adorable. Price: It comes for Rs. 349/-. Dupe: You can dupe this product with any tinted lip balm of your choice.
Face
Subject : Review on Colorbar Face Mist
Comment : The mister is not the best so it leaves droplets on the skin if you mist it too close to the face. I would suggest misting your face from some 8-10 inches gap from the mist. It really helps leaving your makeup on for a long time. It doesn't stop your face from getting oily, as it isn't a mattifying mist. It does smell like alcohol so be wary if you are sensitive to scent.
Face
Subject : Silicone based primer
Comment : It is a silicone based primer that makes your skin feel very smooth. I was not impressed by this product, it does not improve texture, prevent creasing, prevent grease or withstand heat and humidity. It does help the makeup last and does prevent it from running, but by no means, it helps your makeup look better. It is an oil-free primer, but it does not mattify the face or prevent the skin from getting oily. It does not reduce the appearance of pores, your scars look no less visible and texture will show up. I saw no difference in the way my makeup applied either. I found it to be quiet underwhelming.
Eyes
Subject : Stays put even in the waterline
Comment : This product is a double ended kajal, with the pencil on one end and the smudger on the other. Fair warning is that the smudger application is slightly rough to use the eyes! Package: It comes in a wax-like casing which can be sharpened when the tip becomes blunt. The black pencil comes in a black casing. Shade: I got the kajal in the colour black Time: From the time I apply the kajal till I remove it, it last on the eyes. Smudge: Even after washing the face the kajal does not smudge. You need an eye makeup remover for this product. There is little play time for smudging the product before it completely sets on your eyes. Type: It is a creamy pencil kajal. Application: I mostly use this pencil on the water line because it does not bleed into the under eyes and exaggerate the appearance of dark circles. Price: The pencil retails for Rs. 650/- which is worth how effective this kajal is.
Lips
Subject : A very balmy and fruity lipstick
Comment : Shade: I got the shade Pink Kiss which is a Bubblegum Pink shade. Finish: It is a very glossy lipstick which is balmy and hydrating. It does not dry out the lips or flake on the mouth. Transferability: This lipstick is very glossy which makes it transferable. Longevity: The lipstick lasts a while on the mouth provided that one does not eat or drink. Packaging: It comes in a Hot Pink Plastic case with Lip Addict printed all over the cover in silver. It is a very sheer lipstick which has more gloss than pigment. I personally prefer lipsticks with more opacity and less gloss. There is a fruity scent to the lipstick.
Face
Subject : Medium Coverage
Comment : I got the shade Nude Pink which turned out to be slightly light for my skin tone. The formulation is blendable so you can use it lighten the appearance of dark spots or hide less conspicuous spots. For a concealer with medium coverage, it looks slightly cakey, especially under the eyes. After an hour and a half, it starts to settle into fine lines and exaggerates the appearance of creases. The product comes in a squeezy tube with a nozzle. I would recommend taking out the concealer on a palette first or on the back of the hand before applying to the face as the tube will deposit excess product at one place instead of evenly distributing it.
Lips
Subject : Rich Pigment
Comment : This is roll-up lip liner. I line and fill my lips with the shade Vibrant Pink and apply Oriflame Pure Colour Intense Lipstick in the shade Fabulous Fuschia on top with either a brush or the tip of my fingers. The result is stunning and it gives a beautiful semi-matte look. It is so stunning that it reminds you of an ultra-lux lipstick like MAC or Estee Lauder. Shade: I got the shade Vibrant pink, which is a richly pigmented and is almost fuschia in shade. You cannot use this product with a light tone lipstick because the fuschia shade will seep through. Texture: It is a creamy lip liner, but it isn't creamy enough to hydrate the mouth, so prior application of lip balm is recommended Price: It retails for Rs. 299/- which I think is pretty economical for a cream lipliner. Longevity: This lipliner is budge proof, once it is applied to the mouth, it will not move.
Eyes
Subject : Lacked uniform pigmentation
Comment : This is felt tip pen liquid liner. I bought the shade black. The product dried down matte after application but it was not of smudge consistency as it was a liquid liner. The liner lasted 5 to 6 hours before it began to flake and peel off. I did not enjoy this product as the ink at the tip of the liner was not sufficient to do a winged look or just a thin liner. I felt it even dried out too soon.
Face
Subject : Sits on the skin
Comment : Type: I would not recommend this product for oily or combination skin as it makes the skin more greasy, normal and dry skin people can try their luck if they want Coverage: It is a sheer coverage product. Longevity: The second you step into the sun, this product starts to melt off your face. It does not matter if you have set the product or not. Benefits: I did not notice any change or improvement on my skin despite it being a Beauty Balm Finish: It has a dewy finish which can be matted with a powder. On an overall I did not like this product, it made my face look cakey and it refuses to absorb into the skin. It just sits on the skin and it easily wipes away the second it comes into contact with any surface.
Eyes
Subject : Same as the regular Kajal
Comment : I bought the shade black, which is the only shade it comes in. Maybe when you swatch the product it feels satiny or even during initial application, but it is no different from the regular kajal of Lakme. It smudges with an hour of application and exaggerates the appearance of the dark circles. For a product that smudges easily, it takes forever to wipe it clean from the eyes. The packaging is the regular chubby kajal stick with some gold design engrave. It is not worth any extra amount that you do dish on this product, you might as well buy the regular kajal by Lakme
Eyes
Subject : Standard Kajal
Comment : This product only comes in one shade which is black. Within an hour this product starts to smudge whether you apply it in the waterline or on the lower lash line. This product does not disappear, it just bleeds into your skin, thereby exaggerating the appearance of dark circles. I have tried setting my eyes to avoid smudging and bleeding, but it still seeps into the skin. This is a budget buy product so miracles cannot be expected out of it, it retails for Rs. 70/-. It is a very waxy kajal that comes within a chubby stick that needs to be sharpened once the tip is completely submerged into the casing.

SKINCARE REVIEWS


Face Oil
Subject : Review on Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil
Comment : By far the most hydrating and moisturising facial oil that I have ever used. The skin has such a healthy glow on regular use, it even reduces and repairs the minuscule wears and tears of your facial skin. The product is also one of the priciest facial oils I have ever bought. It's mainly anti-ageing and anti-oxidating. The oils used in the product is supposed to be cold pressed and the brand name Body Shop ensures its standing as a vegan brand.
Cleansers
Subject : NA
Comment : Whenever I have used a product to battle my acne problems, it has dried out my skin and left it sensitive. This face wash is a rarity, you do see changes in the skin while using this product. My skin has always felt clean yet supple after washing my face with Himalaya Neem Face Wash. It is my 'if all else fails' product. It has a very fresh scent and the product is available in various sizes. My favourite is the smallest one which I use when I am travelling. You can even get the economy saver pack and not regret it.
Masque
Subject : Age old recipe for Acne Problems
Comment : Us oily skinned people have had those days that we have woken up with a layer of oil on our face and breakouts, on those days I have sighed, used a cleanser on my face and applied this pack on my face. There may be slight discomfort depending on the sensitivity of the skin, but that is only the ingredients of the product working its magic on your skin. The texture of the pack is not smooth and there are granules in the pack. which help exfoliate the skin. The face feels fresh, the skin looks evened out, smooth and supple.
Cleansers
Subject : NA
Comment : This product is a life saver when I have developed sensitive flaky skin, it soothes and cleanses my skin without leaving it dry. I even use it as a makeup remover, although I would not recommend it for removing eye makeup as you run the risk of getting the product in your eyes.
Serums
Subject : NA
Comment : I find this product to be so handy for travel, as I cannot carry day creams and night creams. I have combination skin, which means I need something that hydrates and is yet light weight. I find this product perfectly adequate for both. It gives a supple healthy glow to the skin, which is ideal for any pre-makeups skin treatment. It is quick absorbing you do not have that uncomfortable film that just sits on your skin and does not absorb. I do not like moisturising prior to priming and applying foundation as it becomes a little too much product on my skin, this product absorbs right into the skin without me developing a layer of oil on my skin.
Moisturizer
Subject : Day Cream for Normal/Combination Skin
Comment : NA
Moisturizer
Subject : Light Cream that Reduces Spots
Comment : This cream suits me well, it does not leave a white residue and has a lemony fragrance that I adore. I often wear this cream as a Night cream as well especially I want something light weight on my skin when I sleep. I have even seen reduced dark spots on my face. It has an SPF of 19, which may not bode well in the Indian sun but it may be relevant to a travel abroad to a land enjoys a less harsh sun.
Moisturizer
Subject : No visibly good results
Comment : I prefer the Multi Fairness Action Cream to the night cream. I did not see any visible reduction in my dark spots. It did get me an even tone, but nothing that would impress me.
Moisturizer
Subject : NA
Comment : I bought this product because the store did not have my Garnier White Cream. This product left me feeling so underwhelmed. It leaves a filmy white residue on the skin and it did not reduce my dark spots or give any brightening effect to my skin. Rather it made me look ghastly pale, so if you are looking for Fairness in a Victorian kind of way then look no further than this product. I even tried using the cream as night cream under a hydrating serum so that the product would blend better and work better, but I did not see any difference in my dark spots either. If anything I felt the product exaggerated the appearance of my pores and scars.
Cleansers
Subject : Cleanses, freshens and doesn't leave the skin dry
Comment : I highly recommend this wash for combination skin, it really cleans your skin and leaves it feeling so fresh and supple, but there is no dryness afterwards, there is no oiliness either for hours. It does even out the skin and you even see visible reduction in dark spots. Travelling really messes with my skin and often I carry this face wash as I know it could do me no wrong.
Moisturizer
Subject : Ordinary Cream
Comment : The cream has a very pretty fragrance, but I did not notice any grand results with this cream. I might as well have not bought this cream and slept bare faced. I have youngish skin so I tried the product on my mother and I still could see no difference in skin health or tone. I do not expect the cream to do wonders, but I do expect it to something more than nothing. On the other hand, the cream has no vices since it did not clog my pores and make me break out, but it did not bring that hydrated glow to my skin either.
Cleansers
Subject : Favorite Facial Spray
Comment : I love this facial spray, my skin feels so refreshed and hydrated. On my sensitive skin days, I mist some spray on my face and apply some facial oil on top to lock the moisture. It does not create a tacky feeling like most mist sprays. I stock up this product whenever I can.
Exfoliator
Subject : NA
Comment : It really cleans up the dead skin and it does a thorough job of it. Scrub your skin one time too many in a week, it might leave your skin sensitive and raw. It cleans your skin and rubs in antibacterial properties into the skin. It does not dry out the skin, rather it gives out supple glow to the skin. I will recommend that you practice precaution with this product and do not go to harshly over your skin.
Serums
Subject : Dehydrated Skin's Best Friend and Savior
Comment : I originally hail from a humid city, so I if I travel to a city that has humidity, my skin dehydrates by default. This product is a life saver, it moisturises, hydrates and softens the skin. Layer it with your favourite day or night cream and the results are far better. Skin looks plush and bright, that stretched skin feeling goes away. I have combination skin, so I use this product to moisturise before I use a primer and foundation. By the time you set your face, your skin looks fabulous. It actually makes layers products on your skin much easier.
Cleansers
Subject : A little goes a long way
Comment : This is a good face wash for combination skin, it cleanses and freshens but it does not dry out your skin or make it sensitive. It has tea tree properties will is good for fighting acne, I have noticed a drop in breakouts with this product, despite it not being too harsh on your skin.
Cleansers
Subject : Even Tones and Reduced Dark Spots
Comment : I like this face wash as it brightens the skin every time that I wash my face with it. I have a more uniform tone to my skin, my dark spots are reduced. It is a gentle wash that really cleans up grime, oil and makeup. It does not have any harsh ingredients that could over-exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling raw and sensitive. It has a gel consistency and it leaves no residuals on your face.
Cleansers
Subject : It is an okay 3 in 1
Comment : There isn't many options in the 3 in 1 (Cleanser, Scrub and Mask) product in India, Avon has 2 and Garnier has 1. I prefer all three to this product. I bought this product as I could not find the Garnier one. It is not a great cleanser or scrub as my face does not feel squeaky clean after usage. Moreover, it tingles my skin which is alarming, after washing my skin I did not notice any damage, so I willing to continue with this product. I usually like to travel with these products as they save space for three products. I did notice a glow on the skin, but it is not as effective as the Avon or Garnier products. I will just have to make do with this one.
Face
Subject : Contains Salicylic Acid
Comment : This product comes in a clear gel form that has this eau de cologne like fragrance. The product tingles in a minty fresh way when you lather it on your skin. It does not lather a lot, which is reassuring that it does not have too much sulfate in it. It leaves you with that fresh feeling for a while, depending on whether you tone and moisturize your skin immediately or not. The face-wash is said to have Detect Technology which detects and targets the acne causing bacteria. The face wash is also supposed to be good for sebum control which in turn will leave your skin shine-free, clear skin with fewer imperfections.
Gel
Subject : Favourite Gel
Comment : I love this aloe vera gel, it is easily available everywhere and has no fragrance to it. I suffer from allergies and hives and this product has always come to my rescue. It hydrates, soothes and refreshes my skin. If I do not need any extra skin care for my night regimen, I just apply this gel before retiring to bed.
Cleansers
Subject : Harsh Rosewater
Comment : This product if spritzed on the skin dries down to a sticky residue on your face. Generally rosewater is recommended for sensitive skin, but this product tingles and burns if applied to sensitive skin. It does nothing for the skin, it does not hydrate it or refresh it. Any moisturizer I apply on top of this product takes so long to blend into the skin. It is my least favorite rose water.
Masque
Subject : Multani Mitti Paste
Comment : I usually buy this mud pack during monsoon season when my skin gets oily because of the humidity but I am not necessarily breaking out. This mud pack is good for absorbing the oil and reducing those minuscule bumps on the skin. It doesn't dry and mattifies your skin completely so much so that it feels stretched. Rather it leaves some form of hydration so that the skin seems supple and healthy. I find this product convenient because I don't have to buy a face pack powder and mix it in a bowl with some water to the right consistency and then apply on the face, I can just squeeze the product out and directly apply it on my face.
Sunscreen
Subject : Long Time Favourite
Comment : For years I only used this product as it mattified my skin without any need for setting it. Since it was matte, I could apply this liberally over my arms, legs and face. It even gave me sheer coverage and even tones skin. It did prevent my skin from sun damage, but it was not completely efficient in avoiding tanning of the skin. It is not sweat, water or transfer proof.
Sunscreen
Subject : Useless
Comment : This is my least favourite sunscreen, it was too oily despite its claims for being suitable for all skin types. I did nothing to protect my skin against the sun, it is not at all sweat-proof and it wipes away easily.
Sunscreen
Subject : Sticky Formulation
Comment : This product has that tradition sun screen formulation, where it is sticky, does not blend easily and has a white residue to it. Despite its claims for being a Fairness lotion as well, I did not see any difference in my skin tone. I avoided using this product on my face and I mostly applied it to my arms and legs. It does not have a comfortable feel on the skin and the SPF is not as strong as I would like it to be for the Indian Sun.
Cleansers
Subject : Micro beads present for gentle exfoliation
Comment : This products really rids you off dead cells and diet, leaving behind fresh and healthy skin. This product has microbeads that are gentle on the skin. This product is allergy and dermatologically tested.
Hand & Foot Cream
Subject : Soft and Silky Hands
Comment : This hand cream has the most soothing scents which smells like blossoms. This product is not greasy, quick absorbing and leaves such a silky feel to your skin. It is by far my favourite hand cream and I have been using this product for ages. Your skin feels very hydrated and soft. It is supposed to be whitening hand cream, but I have not seen any visible changes on my hands skin tone. You can really massage this cream into your cuticles to soften them up. It is not a massive product, so if you have acute dry hands, then you can carry this product in your bag and use it as and when you need it.
Cleansers
Subject : Acne Clearing and Non-Drying Face Wash
Comment : I prefer this face wash if I am in a more drier place but I am still prone to breakout. The wash lasts quiet a while despite regular use. It does not dry out your skin and does not bare open your pores either. I do not see a change in my scars or skin tone, but it does help with reducing sebum production. I notices lesser bumps and texture on my skin as well.
Exfoliator
Subject : Rough Granules
Comment : I have never been a fan of apricot scrubs as they always leave me prone to breakout if I am careful with its application. This product leaves a very greasy feel especially in my t-zone area. I always need to clean the area with some toner on a cotton, to get a more refreshed feeling. I also notice that my pores become more evident after a scrub. It does do a good job of exfoliating per se, but the product is not something I would continue using for a regular basis.
Cleansers
Subject : Too drying and too harsh
Comment : I did not see results that I would like with this product. It was too harsh and it was too drying and to add to my misery I had not seen any difference in my acne. I was quiet underwhelmed with this product, as it left my skin feeling quiet sensitive.
Cleansers
Subject : Gentle yet Thorough Cleanser
Comment : I bought this product by accident as I had thought it was a face wash, it turned out to be a cleansing milk. It turned out to be a very good yet very gentle cleanser. I use it on my dry skin days as it is nourishing and I even use it to remove eye makeup as it is gentle and does not burn your eyes in case if it comes into contact with them. A little product goes a long way, so this product is a one time investment. It even does a thorough job of cleaning the makeup of your face, no matter how many layers you may have on.
Lips
Subject : Rookie Mistake
Comment : I must have used and carried this product for years. It is most annoying product I have ever used in my life. It turned my lips black, it melts to an absolute liquid form if it gets too hot and it does not do a very good job of moisturising. It has never healed my lips, its barely even protected it from dryness. Since I do have an oily skin, despite the dry lips, it even makes me breakout. God forbid you wear this product in the sun, it makes your lips burn. I was so happy to see the last of this product.
Lip Care
Subject : Balmy and Fruity
Comment : It is a fruity balm that is hydrating. There is a tint to these balms, which may alter any lip color that you may apply after. It does not last for a very long time, say overnight, so it is not a lip treatment. It soothes dry lips and soften them, but I cannot say I have seen it having any healing properties.
Toners
Subject : Good toner for acne prone skin
Comment : This is a good toner for battling the acne bacteria, although I am not sure if I would classify this as a good product for closing the pores. Also, I am not a big fan of applying a product like tea tree as a spritz, it is not a refreshing face mist. Tea tree works well when it dabbed on the skin since it helps get rid of the oil and sebum and work its magic on acne-causing bacteria. Spritzing it on over a layer of oil and sebum already present on the skin is a bit of a miss for me.
Masque
Subject : Go to mask for drier weather
Comment : This mask is great for refreshing and brightening the skin. It does not try out the skin completely and it also gives a supple healthy glow. Since skin does get a little dull during winters and it can use some help getting a little glow. The product has a papaya scent and it does tingle a little on the skin, but there is nothing to get alarmed about. I would recommend this product even for combination skin, as it even does a good job of absorbing any excess oil or sebum. I do not wash this product off, rather I take some cleansing milk on some cotton and wipe it off. After all the excess product is removed, I then rinse my face with cold water.
Cleansers
Subject : Refreshing
Comment : I have used this product for more on the go purpose than for toning. I use this product to carry in my bag and use it to mist my face whenever my face needs refreshing. It has a fresh rose scent and it quickly absorbs into my skin without leaving any tacky feeling.
Moisturizer
Subject : Does not fill in cracks or prevent them
Comment : I must have used this product for weeks hoping that it would something other than making my feet greasy. It does not prevent cracks or fill them in. The scent is not pleasant whatsoever and on an overall, it was just a dud. I even tried leaving this product overnight, but it has no longevity.
Toners
Subject : Gentle and Refreshing Toner
Comment : This is probably my favourite budget buy toner. It is refreshing and hydrating toner that is not harsh on the skin. This product does a good job of getting rid of any sebum on my skin. closing my pores and really toning the skin. It is a quick-absorbing formula that does not sting your skin or leave any tacky feeling to it, instead, it gives you a healthy glow. It does not dry out the skin so you can take your time to let your skin absorb this product before applying any moisturiser. The product lists some natural products such as citrus lemon, Boerhavia root and lentil.
Hand & Foot Cream
Subject : Smells like Detergent
Comment : This product does nothing for your feet, it smells like detergent and it just makes them greasy. It is a waste of time, energy and money.
Cleansers
Subject : Contains Grape seed and Tea Tree Oil
Comment : This is a gentle cleanser, that you can use to remove dirt, oil, sebum, make-up and even eye makeup, without stinging your eyes. Since it has tea tree oil, it nourishes your skin without making it break out.
Under Eye
Subject : Does nothing
Comment : I do not have severe dark circles, but I bought this cream thinking that it could give some form of hydration and moisturisation. I just gave up on this cream as it did not do anything. It did not reduce my dark circles, it does not brighten the area and it does not hydrate. I preferred using a facial oil under eyes to make my eyes look healthier.
Toners
Subject : Lemon Scented
Comment : This is, in fact, a cooling toner that does a good job of cleaning oil and sebum from the pores. The product does contain some fragrance which is lemon scented, but it is a very chemical lemon scent. This product has ingredients that do fight acne like salicylic acid and benzoic acid. It also contains alcohol and a lot of other chemical compounds, which may be the reason there is tacky feeling left on the skin once the toner dries down. The skin does not dry out after using the toner but the tacky feeling does not give a refreshed look to the skin either. I usually end up using this product if I am breaking out or during warmer weather to control the oil and sebum.
Cleansers
Subject : Face wash and Face Mask.
Comment : This is a unique product, it says face wash but it comes in powder consistency. This product is completely natural as it contains almond, orange peel, lemon peel, black and red gram, rose, fuller's earth, neem, turmeric, alum, natural surfactant and essential oil of orange. I tried this product as a face wash, which means that you have to take some product in the palm of your hand and add some water or rose water and then use the paste to cleanse your face. I tried it when my face looked tired, with my makeup running and my skin looking greasy. It did a thorough job of cleaning my face of oil, grim and makeup. I had a very opaque lipstick on and it washed that off as well, without leaving so much as a stain. The instructions on the bottle said that I could try it as a masque as well, so I added some rose water to the product and smeared it on my face, only to wash it after 10-15 mins. I was underwhelmed by those results, as I felt my face looked more fresh after using the product as a face wash than it did as a face mask. I am having some breakout, so the product tingled a little on impact, but that just means that the products anti-acne properties are at work. I would recommend this product to people who are sensitive to chemicals and sulphates present in commercial face washes, as this product is chemical free and does not dry out your skin.
Moisturizer
Subject : Delicious Mango Scent that lasts all day
Comment : This is brilliant product as it smells wonderful and it hydrates your body all day long and makes you smell like fresh mango all day long. With this product a little goes a long way, so the product lasts a while in the jar and the scent remains even after the jar is wiped clean of the product. I am from a humid city, so I would use this product for my night time regimen before sleeping and it would do a beautiful job of nourishing my skin overnight. This product does feel a little greasy on impact and once it is absorbed into the skin it gives the skin a very healthy glow.
Moisturizer
Subject : Do not like this lotion
Comment : I am not a fan of products that use petroleum jelly base for moisturizing the skin as it gives me clogged pores. This product is not suited for extreme humid weather as it makes you sweat and it is not suited dry regions during winter as it does not nourish the skin as well. I have tried and tested it in both weathers. In dry and cold climate it does not do a good job of lasting all day, so you do have to keep reapplying it all day which means this product gets over more quickly than a really good lotion. I would recommend this product for dry skin during warmer seasons and normal skin for pleasant weather, beyond that there is no point in using this product.
Body Wash
Subject : 100% Vegetarian and PH Balancing Formula
Comment : Firstly I would like to thank Glamrada for selecting me for the trial and sending me this beautiful body wash. Mantra is associated with Baidyanath Research Foundation which is known for its R&D work in the field of Ayurveda. This product comes with a pump attached to the bottle, which is very important from the hygiene point of view. It does carry the scent of Jasmine, but it is not a strong scent as no Parfum is used in this product. In fact, this product has no SLES or Sulphates, Soap, Silicone or any form of artificial colour or fragrance. As this product has no soap or sulphates it does not lather much, so you do have to trust that the product is doing its job. I tried this product on its own and with a loofah, either way, it cleanses without drying your skin out. You do need to apply a moisturiser after because although this product maintains the PH balance of your skin it doesn't nourish it or moisturise it. This product is 100% vegetarian. You can purchase this product either on mantraherbals.in or your preferred online shopping websites such as Flipkart, Amazon or Nykaa.
Gel
Subject : Balming but not nourishing
Comment : I tried this product for a variety of reason and it has always left me underwhelmed. I tried it on the dry cracked skin on my hand, feet, elbows and knees during the harshest of winter and it would just coat the area but it would never nourish and heal it. I feel creams and aloe vera gel work better than petroleum jelly when it comes to nourishing the skin.
Masque
Subject : Purifying Mask that Lightens Marks
Comment : It is a purifying mask that tinges a little, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. It reduced acne scars as well. It improves skin immunity by reducing infection and oil.
Toners
Subject : Diluted but refreshing
Comment : This product is more water than rose water, but it is still quiet refreshing. I buy the big size bottle and use it mainly to add in clay masks or multani mitti to form a paste. If I am running short on face mist then I transfer this product in a spritzer and give my face a mini-shower with it. This product does a decent job of hydrating and soothing the skin.
Cleansers
Subject : Cleanses and Smoothens
Comment : This is a good exfoliating face wash that can be used on a daily basis. It does not dry out the skin or leave it irritated. I would recommend this face wash for oily and combination skin. This face wash reduces texture on the skin as well as acne. I would recommend using a toner after washing your face as regular exfoliation can leave the pores open.
Exfoliator
Subject : Old Fashioned Walnut Scrub
Comment : I am over walnut scrubs, they were a big deal in the 90's, but in this era of microbeads, I fail to see the purpose of walnut scrubs. It does a good job of exfoliating, but you have to be so careful using this product as it does open up your pores and make you prone to break out with acne. Walnut scrubs can be a little harsh and I would recommend it that you use it once a fortnight if not once a month. The product does come in a creamy consistency which nourishes the skin while you are scrubbing your face and neck.
Face
Subject : Makes your skin feel a little stretched
Comment : Let me start with the packaging, it has the weirdest tag line which says " Natural Balance for skin to make complexion fresh smooth & beautiful". It does not exactly encourage the authenticity of the product. It is a lemon-honey face wash, but the ingredients do include aloe vera, neem and tulsi. The product is gel based and has a very chemical lemon like scent. The product did get rid of my oil, but it left the sensitive areas feeling a little stretched, which is strange for a product containing a moisturizing agent like aloe vera. I would recommend this product more for oily skin than for combination skin.
Moisturizer
Subject : Brightening but not hydrating
Comment : I have combination skin and since the weather is pleasant, part of my face is seeming relatively drier than usual requiring me to invest in a day cream and night cream that can nourish and even my skin tone. This product I bought hoping that it would hydrate my skin and heel my scars. It is a good cream that does brighten the skin and brings about an even tone to it, nonetheless, I found this cream to be not as hydrating in my drier skin regions. I needed to go over the cream with an essential oil for extra hydration. The cream has a lot of chemicals that I cannot even spell let alone pronounce, which makes me consider if this cream is actually healthy for my face or not. I have noticed clogged pores on my nose and cheeks and an increase of uneven texture.
Masque
Subject : Healthy Glowing Skin
Comment : My skin is in this weird transition where it is drier but it is still prone to breakouts due to my hormones. I need a product that can moisturise my skin to give it a healthy glow and yet soothe any eruption that are occurring on my skin. This peel off mask did the exact thing, it helped moisturising my skin and it worked its magic on my breakouts. Fair warning, it does tingle a little in your sensitive areas or on your acne area, but that is only momentary. I would recommend this product as a pre-makeup skin treatment for a healthy glow.
Moisturizer
Subject : Medium Coverage BB Cream
Comment : I have never been a Ponds person until this product, this is a medium coverage BB cream that has a dewy finish, but it feels lightweight on the skin. I do need to set this product as this product just sits on the skin and it does not become one with the skin like most foundations or CC/BB creams. I have the shade natural cover which is the correct tone for me as I have a very warm undertone. If you want to sheer this product down, then I would suggest that you can use a sponge or beauty blender to do that. This product is definitely buildable but it does so without your face looking too cakey. Fair warning is that the product does get wiped away easily so I would recommend being careful when touching the face with your hand or tissue.
Exfoliator
Subject : Classic Walnut Scrub
Comment : It is a cream based scrub with granules in it. It is an old-fashioned walnut scrub that you need to practice precaution with as it may cause over-exfoliation. I feel sea-salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, micro-beads and even DIY scrubs do a much better use of exfoliating and smoothening the skin that an old-fashioned walnut scrub. It really opens up your pores so you do need to use a toner with this product, otherwise, it can lead to breakouts. I have never liked the cream base of this product as I felt it made my skin too oily. I prefer multiple scrubs over this scrub, I do not see myself using this product in the near future.
Masque
Subject : Helps clear blackheads and spots
Comment : This product contain Salicylic Acids and Papaya Extract which help detect and kill acne causing bacteria. The instruction specially asks for the mask to be left on for exactly 5 mins, which should be duly followed as Salicylic Acids is quiet a potent ingredient. The mask is a creamy texture which tingles and cools the skin at the same time. Your skin looks refreshed and clean after washing the mask off. It reduces texture on the skin and gives the skin a smoother appearance.
Hair Oil
Subject : Not your typical Coconut Oil
Comment : I love this product and it is a convenient product to have especially when you are running short on time but you do not want to skip oiling your hair. This product comes in a small tube which you can submerge in some hot water for a minute and then apply it to your scalp and leave it on for 30 mins to an hour. This product does not have an oily consistency and it quickly absorbs into your hair and scalp. It has a beautiful fragrance which does not resemble any coconut oil that you have ever smelt. It adds that extra nourishment that your hair requires from oiling your hair. It makes your hair soft and shiny and it even nourishes the scalp.
Toners
Subject : Non-Tacky and Non Perfumed Rose Water
Comment : This product is one of my favourite rosewater toners. The description of this product states that it can be used on the skin and can also be used for cooking purpose. I am no culinary expert, but I really like this product for the face. It does not leave a tacky feeling on the skin once it dries down and the skin feels nourished and hydrated. I have oily skin and no matter what products I apply, after few hours it does get greasy. With this product, I have noticed a more matte t-zone which is a big deal for me. It does not carry a rose scent which is a good thing since some people are sensitive to perfume. My only hiccup with the product is that it does not come in a spray or spritz form.
Face
Subject : Review on Biotique Papaya Face Wash
Comment : I don't understand the purpose of this face wash, it does not even tone the skin, brighten it or fight acne. The beads do a thorough job of cleaning makeup or grime, but it doesn't do anything extra for the skin. It doesn't nourish it or mattify it. The beads in the product are not meant for regular use as they tend to over-exfoliate the skin and leave it raw and sensitive.
Body Oil
Subject : Review on Omorfee Body Softening Oil
Comment : This is a very hydrating oil but it lasts exactly for 24 hours after that your skin dries out. It has a musky scent to it which indicates that it has some form of parfum. The product is a mix of nourishing oils like Jojoba and Olive and also essential oils like Lavender and Lemongrass. Unfortunately, I broke out in hives when I used this product so I would not be using it again. People who suffer from allergies may practice precaution
Cleansers
Subject : Powder Face Wash
Comment : This product is following the current organic products trend that is a face cleanser which is in powder form. You need to add some water to it and make it in a paste form before rubbing it on your face. I find this product a gimmick, firstly it smells like milk, which I hate. It dries out my face which is strange as I have combination skin. Finally, it is not a very effective cleanser.
Hair Oil
Subject : Has Wheat & Coconut Oil
Comment : It has a more gel consistency than an oily consistency. The tube needs to be left in hot water to be heated. Break the seal and apply the product to the scalp and hair. You need to leave the product in your hair for 30 mins to an hour. It is a very efficient product to leave in your hair especially when you are running short on time. It makes your hair healthy and soft.
Gel
Subject : Quick Absorbing, Non-greasy and Very Cooling
Comment : Aerth Naturals is an Uttrakhand based company that deals in Bath and Beauty products with an emphasis on 'going back to the roots'. It is a company that believes in bring back traditional recipes that were once revered when it came to Bath and Beauty. This gel is really cooling and hydrating at the same time. It is quick absorbing but it does not leave an icky tacky feeling to the skin. In fact the skin feels very refreshed and the hydration last you practically the whole day. It is the correct amount of hydration for oily skin, which balances the skin moisture levels and thereby controls the sebum and oil. It has a tingly cooling sensation which more soothing than an irritant. The product has Aloe Vera, Aqua, Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Grapefruit Oil and Vitamin-E.
Hair Oil
Subject : Contains 7 different oils
Comment : This hair oil contains Coconut, Olive, Argan, Almond, Macadamia and Sunflower Oil. It is non-greasy or non-sticky lightweight oil. It is the perfect hair oil for leaving in the hair for an hour or two before washing the hair. Each oil is supposed to have its own beneficial quality which makes the hair stronger, softer and healthier.
Makeup Remover
Subject : Review on Kara Makeup Removal Wipes
Comment : I love this product when I have to travel for weddings and other occasions. It is difficult to carry a makeup remover along with cotton while travelling and this product is so much more convenient to pack in comparison. It does a good job of cleaning the makeup off including eye make up without tugging too hard on your gentle eye skin. This product is also convenient on days when functions tend to run late and we just want to rush through CTM and call it a day.
Hand & Foot Cream
Subject : Review on Oriflame Heel Repair Foot Cream
Comment : This is the best-scented foot cream, it smells fresh and it feels so creamy. It has a quick absorption formula which doesn't make your feet feel like they have been smeared with grease. In fact, your feet feel soft once the product is massaged into them. Overnight you would notice results especially in the drier areas of the feet.
Body Oil
Subject : Review on TVAM Body Massage Oil
Comment : This is a good oil, especially when your skin needs that extra nourishment once in a while. The oil is not greasy and absorbs into the skin to hydrate it and give it a glow. The rose scent is not overwhelming to the senses. The product is meant to boost blood circulation and improve stress levels.
Bath Salt
Subject : Review on TVAM Bath Salt
Comment : I love this bath scrub, it leaves your skin smooth and soft. It has a lovely scent that is refreshing and lingers on all day long. Your skin develops a healthy glow with regular use. The product is made of dead sea salts that have been enriched with minerals and rose essential oils.
Exfoliator
Subject : Review on Anatomicals Body Scrub
Comment : Anatomicals is a London based company that produced some groovy toiletries that are cruelty free. This product smells deliciously like fresh marmalade and it does a good job of scrubbing your skin and leaving behind a silky smooth body.
Toners
Subject : Review on Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Water Toner
Comment : MA Earth Botanicals is a New Delhi based, Skincare and Haircare luxury line made of pure aromatherapy oils. This product claims to be made of 100% rose water with no added fragrance or preservatives. I tried spritzing this product and well as using it on a cotton to wipe the skin with. I feel using this product on a cotton to cleanse/tone the skin has better results than just spritzing it on and leaving it to be absorbed into the skin.
Hand & Foot Cream
Subject : Review on Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Hand Therapy
Comment : For those who do not know, Crabtree and Evelyn is a USA based company, which has its distribution in both UK and USA. This cream has a more incense like scent, instead of a fresh lavender scent. As the name implies, it is a very moisturizing hand cream. Younger skin may not require so much of moisturizing as much an aged skin. It does get into the finer lines on the hand and deeply moisturizes it. I would recommend this cream for night use as it is a little greasy.
Hair Serum
Subject : Love this serum
Comment : I use this product religiously. I would use it to de-frizz and detangle my hair so my hair looked slightly better groomed. I would use it for protecting my hair in case I decided to use some heat on my hair like a blow dryer. It even gives this boost of healthy glow to the hair. I am not sure if it is a nourishing product and it does contain parfum which is not healthy for the hair. If you have long thick hair you do need to use a little more than what is recommended on the bottle as the product isn't all that spreadable.
Hair Oil
Subject : Review on 6 Oil Nourish
Comment : I use this oil as a hair serum since it has no evident scent, therefore it must contain lower levels of parfum. I use this on my damp hair whether I am air drying it or blow drying it. On days that I have run out of hair oil, I use this product on my scalp as well. You do have to be careful while using this product as a serum, as it does appear greasy on excessive use.
Body Oil
Subject : Review on bath & shower oil
Comment : I absolutely love this oil, it smells heavenly and it hydrates the skin for hours. I love using this oil before I sleep just so I can wake up to that heavenly vanilla scent. It is a quick absorbing and non-greasy formula.
Lip Care
Subject : Review on Lip Balm
Comment : This product is the staple of every girl's bag, with its hydrating creamy texture and its fresh fruity scent. The product's shelf life lasts ages and is worth the price tag, not to mention how long it lasts on the lips.
Hand & Foot Cream
Subject : Review on Avon Hand Cream
Comment : Argan oil has multiple moisturising benefits to the skin and hair, but it also has a certain scent and it can also be a little greasy. This hand cream is moisturising, but it comes with a scent that may or may not favourable and it is a little greasy. I would recommend using this cream at night before sleeping so it doesn't bother you with its scent or grease.
Face Mists
Subject : Review on Rose & Mist facial water
Comment : This product is more rose than mint, but it does cool your face while it gets absorbed into the skin. It does dry down to a very tacky feeling to the skin. Even if it does hydrate the skin, I do not enjoy the tacky feeling on the skin. This product claims to have hydrosol as well which helps in cooling the skin. It is supposed to be sulphate, paraben harmful chemical, harmful colourant and petrolatum free. The product is available on the Smytten app and the Natural Bath n Body website.
Gel
Subject : Review on Banjara's Aloe Vera Gel
Comment : This product is easily my least favourite aloe vera gel. It has a musky fragrance, which is a major fail for me. I use aloe vera to soothe my skin, the fact that this product has a very evident form of parfum in it and that is a known irritant to the skin, I fail to see the use of this product. I doesn't anything that you would expect your aloe vera to do, to soothe, hydrate, moisturise, etc. I was so happy to be rid of this product.
Masque
Subject : Review on Multani & Aloevera face pack
Comment : I really like this product, it is a mud base mask with the goodness of aloe vera. It soaks up the oil and hydrates the skin. It also evens out the tone of the skin and gives a healthy glow to it.
Masque
Subject : Review on Neem Clay Mask
Comment : This is a wonderful product that removes excess oil without drying out the skin. It leaves such a wonderful glow to the skin and even tones it as well. It purifies the skin which may cause slight discomfort, depending on how sensitive your skin is. The product utterly refreshes and revives the skin.
Cleansers
Subject : Review on Oriflame Love Nature Face Wash Range
Comment : The face washes are very ordinary, did not cleanse very well or hydrate. It may as well as be a hand wash. It comes in three flavours, orange, strawberry and peach.
Toners
Subject : Review on Rose & Pearl Toner
Comment : This toner is really drying and it claims to be whitening, but I did not see any results to justify this claim. It really made my skin sensitive and raw. It is rare for me to not like a toner, but this toner really did not suit me.
Toners
Subject : Review on Whitening Toner
Comment : Oriflame does produce some of the best toners I have ever tried. This is a toner that suits my skin, even if I skip moisturising my skin, it never feels dry after I have applied this toner. Even on my sensitive skin days, applying this toner does not burn or hurt my skin.
Face Oil
Subject : Review on Tea tree anti-imperfections solution
Comment : Unlike most facial oils this oil does not have hydrating properties. It is a quick absorbing oil that does reduce your acne. In fact, the facial oil mattifies the skin. This oil also has some exfoliating properties that may over-sensitize your skin if you are already on some other treatments.
Serums
Subject : Contains Vita-Resorcinol
Comment : The product contains micro-crystals to give the skin a Fair and Illuminated Look. The product also contains Vito-Resorcinol that diminishes the formation and transfer of skin darkening pigment. It has a smooth application on the skin. It is not greasy and very light weight crème that absorbs quickly into the skin. It has good hydrating properties and I don't see any immediate difference in the skin tone, but the illumination is evident.
Sheet Masks
Subject : Review on White Rose Mask
Comment : This is a very hydrating mask that brightens the skin beautiful.
Masque
Subject : Review on Avon Naturals Rose Petal Whitening Mask
Comment : This is gel product that comes in a plastic jar. I have not noticed whitening properties but it does brighten and hydrates the skin. I have used a thin layer of this product and left it overnight. I do like how my skin feels after application.
Cleansers
Subject : Review on Papaya Whitening Cleanser
Comment : I bought this face wash as I needed a slightly gentler product that an exfoliating one but I wanted one that did a thorough job of cleaning my skin of the grime and oil. I have noticed an even tone in my skin and reduction of marks, but it does not leave the skin as hydrated as I would like, but there is a brightness to the skin that I do like after using this product.
Cleansers
Subject : Revie on Green Tea and Tea Tree Oil Cleanser
Comment : I would not recommend this product as a face wash because if you use this product on a daily basis, then it will leave your skin feeling over-exfoliated and sensitive. I would recommend this as a scrub as this really scrub away the dirt and dead skin, but I would again practice precaution as to how often you use this product in a week. One or Two times a week should suffice for good skin results.
Cleansers
Subject : Review on Nutraeffects Hydration Cleanser
Comment : I love this cleanser for the winter time, it does not dry the skin and a little product goes a long way. It gently lathers and cleanses your skin and leaves it feeling refreshed. I would recommend this product for people with sensitive skin.
Toners
Subject : Review on Avon nutraeffects toner
Comment : I am always tempted to empty this product into a Mister and Mist my face all day long. I love this toner, it leaves me feeling fresh and clean. I do not rub this product over my skin like a cleansing milk, I lightly dab it with a cotton ball and let my skin absorb its hydrating properties. This toner does leave your skin with a healthy glow.
Sunscreen
Subject : Review on Avon Solutions Sun UV Protective Lotion SPF 40 PA+++
Comment : I am a fan of this product as it is a non-greasy sunscreen. Its claim is that light oil-free formula for face and body. It also claims that it sweat and water resistant sunscreen. As the name suggests it has an SPF of 40, which is ideal for the Indian Sun. I can say with certainty that it is oil-free as well as the fact that it is sweat proof. I have never tested the water proof claim and I have always used the product on my arms and legs but never on my face.
Face Oil
Subject : Review on Nutraeffects facial oil
Comment : I love this oil, I used it for the drier areas of my skin, under the eyes, around my mouth and around my cheekbone area and the hollow of the cheeks as well. It is a light oil so your face does not feel greasy. If I have developed sensitivity and redness on my facial skin, then I use this oil to soothe my skin. It has a light fragrance, but nothing that would bother one's olfactory senses.
Moisturizer
Subject : Review on Avon Ayurvedic Whitening Cream
Comment : My least favourite face cream, it did absorb into your skin, leaving a white residue and a matte feeling as if talcum powder had applied to the face instead of the cream. I did not notice any difference in my skin tone or dark spots, in fact, I did not even find this cream moisturising or hydrating. I do not mind a cream that absorbs into the skin with a mattifying effect, but I do expect the cream to have a function apart from being a time or money waste.
Toners
Subject : Review on Aloe vera face toner
Comment : This toner is meant more for Normal Skin and has hydrating properties. It does refresh your skin on application and has a very fresh fragrance that I love. I would recommend this for people with sensitive skin that could do with a hydration boost.
Face Oil
Subject : Pre-Shower Body Oil
Comment : So this product is an oil that you apply 30 mins prior to having a bath. It is a quick absorbing formula, which brings an instant supple glow to the skin. It is a non-greasy formula that washes away with soap, shower gel and even ubtan. The oil is 100% pure, which retains its original scent of the ingredients. The scent goes away after the bath as it isn't pungent. I usually find this oil nourishing enough to not require re-moisturizing after a shower, but I do not have dry skin and I do not live in a dry climate. It is an added step in which I indulge whenever I can spare some time, which is rare.
Cleansers
Subject : Review on Green Tea Natural Facewash
Comment : I liked this face wash a lot. It is refreshing and is non-drying. I do notice a glow on my face after using this face wash. A little goes a long way with this face wash and there is only a gentle lather which is more than sufficient for cleansing the face.
Body Oil
Subject : Review on Organic Neem Oil
Comment : The product can be used for hair, body and face. It is a pre-wash so you need to mix with another oil like a sweet almond oil or sesame oil before application as the neem oil is supposed to be potent. My skin did not tingle on application with the oil and I have not noticed any side effects. My skin looks healthier and brighter even after the initial application. The scent is an issue which is why I prefer using it in small quantities for my hair and body. I use 2-3 drops for my entire face and I avoid the eye region.
Hair Serum
Subject : Review on Livon Hair Serum
Comment : My hair is so much more manageable after I use this serum on my hair. It reduces tangles, which in turn reduces my hair breakage and hair breaks. The product has a scent as it contains some parfum. It is lightweight formula ergo, it does not leave your hair oily or greasy looking.
Moisturizer
Subject : Review on Deep Restore Llotion
Comment : This is a good moisturiser for winter or for extremely dry skin. It kept my skin hydrated for 24 hours and then some. I am not big on using a product that uses petroleum jelly as a base as it clogs pores.