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ritika caroli

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  • Age - 37
  • Skin - Combination, Fair
  • Hair - Oily, Brown
  • Eyes - Brown

MAKEUP REVIEWS


Lips
Subject : Rock the coral and Lively violet
Comment : I had purchased the shades Rock the coral and Lively violet from this range and i am very happy with both of them.As with all the matte lipsticks you need to exfoliate your lips and apply lop balm prior to their application. They have a sweet smell to them and are creamy in consistency at first but settle to a matte finish. Rock the coral is the most beautiful lively coral lipstick i have found in the Indian drugstore market while Lively violet as the name says is a muted lilac with strong mauvey undertones.Both the lipsticks are very unique and absolutely lovely in terms of the colour and texture. They have a staying power of 4-5 hours on an average with little transfer through the day. Rock the coral although tends to settle into the fine lines of the lips after a few hours but prior lip exfoliation and lip balm application can help with that. Must have and totally recommended.
Lips
Subject : Cannes
Comment : This lipstick a beautiful everyday muted dusty rose kind of colour with very earthy brown undertones. I find it very flattering on my skin tone. It has a very lightweight ,creamy moussey formula which when applied to the lips just glides and settles into a matte finish soon which is not at all drying. It does not tug or pull during application and stays semi matte through out the day.Also it does not accentuate the fine lines on my lips and stays put for 4-5 hours with eating and drinking.Re application is very easy with this as it does get botched up during that and does not flake off or crumble. One of my favourite shades from this range and a must have.
Lips
Subject : Viva glam Miley cyrus
Comment : Viva glam Miley had collaborated with Mac as their viva glam spokesperson in the year 2015 and she had initially released a coral pinky coloured lipstick accompanied with its lipglass.The lipstick was in Amplified finish which ias one of the most comfortable formulas from Mac.The lipstick was very comfortable on the lips but after 4-5 hours used to settle in the lip lines.The only dupe i can find in the Mac's line was Impassioned which is permanent. The second lipstick she launched was very orangey toned red with stronger orange undertones accompanied with a lip gloss. It used to brighten up my face and worked across many skin tones due to the versatility of the colour.This lipstick was in comfortable matte finish and the colour was a crossover between Mac's So Chaud and Lady Danger. Really love this range of lipsticks from Mac as they go for a good cause.
Face
Subject : Faintly fabulous
Comment : i have the quad in Faintly fabulous and i absolutely love this highilghter.It is very similar to Champagne pop from Becca but a more subdued version. Very natural on the cheeks and gives a beautiful glow on my NC20 skin.
Face
Subject : Nuanced
Comment : This is very subdued rose gold shade of highilghter .This will be very good on darker skin tones but on my Nc 20-25 skin it is more of a luminous blush.
Face
Subject : Great blushes
Comment : i ahve the shades Cosmic ray and Ray beam blushes from the mineralise blush collection from MAC.Unlike other mineralise blushes from MAC they are non sparkly and and are very soft,very blendable and last all day long.
Subject : good primer
Comment : This is a very good primer for oily skin, makes the makeeup last all day long and blurs the visibility of pores. But it takes quite a bit of an effort to blend it into the skin as the consistency is very thick.
Lips
Subject : chickory
Comment : This is great warm brown shade of lip pencil .It can be used on its own or under a lipstick.Either ways it is very pigmented ,long lasting and very creamy.
Eyes
Subject : Good lash primer
Comment : I used to love Mac's lash prep n prime mascara which was discontinued and then this was launched.I must say that i am not a big fan of this one.I used to like earlier one a lot.Although this makes the job of curling and lengthening the lashes well,the earlier one used to add double times the volume which i loved.
Lips
Subject : NA
Comment : This is hands down my favorite lip primer till dateand ihave tried Nyx,rimmel but this is the best.It smoothens out the surafce of lips,makes the lipstick last so much longer and even makes the lipstick apply smoothly and evenly as it gives a good base for the lipstick to sit on to.
Lips
Subject : Absolutey amazing
Comment : Mac prolongwear pencils are one of the best lip pencils available in the market. They are creamy .smooth in finish and and are verry long lasting. Some even last until you take them off .My favorite colours are Morning coffee (warm brown) and Staunchingly stylish (neutral beige pink).
Lips
Subject : good lip pencils
Comment : I have the shades In Oh Honey(WARM LIGHT BROWN) and Aim to please (brown rose) . They are good as themselves and under lipsticks.They are pigmented,smooth in application and last long but not as long as Prolongwear lip liners from Mac.
Face
Subject : Great for oily skin
Comment : I have an oily skin and this foundation keeps my skin looking flawless,keeps the oil under bay and last a very long time even on my oily T-zone. Must for oily skin gals.
Face
Subject : Nice primer
Comment : This is not a makeup fixing spray but just makes the powder products just melt into your skin if sprayed after makeup. It can also be used to prime the skin as a toner before makeup. But for oily skin gals it can make you oily way too fast as it provides dewy finish to the skin.Also it enhances the pigment in eyeshadows,glitters and pigments.U can also use to it intensify your highlighter.
Face
Subject : good light coverage foundation
Comment : This is a good light coverage foundation.It gives a very dewy kind of finish to skin ,provides medium coverage after 2-3 layers, but for oily skin girls you need to blot it after 4-5 hours but it still lasts long and can make a good winter foundation for them.
Eyes
Subject : great lower lash mascara
Comment : This is my favorite lower lash mascara till date.very light weight ,does not clump lashes and makes even tiniest of the lashes visible and add to it gets removed easily without damaging the lashes at the end of the day.
Eyes
Subject : not a fan
Comment : I had purchased this liner after its hype that its a dupe of Benefit's pushup liner,but it comes nowhere close to it. It has a fat tip which makes it difficult to achieve a precise and thin line on the eyelids and add to it formula of the liner is very dry and tugs as you apply it. It smudges easily but the color is the darkest black you can find in the market.
Face
Subject : good but slightly powdery
Comment : This is good everyday powder foundation but it is very easy to go over the board and become ckaey with this powder.I have an oily skin and i have blot after 4-5 hours with this powder on. As you add more powder ,the cakeyness appears which is not a very pleasing appearance.
Face
Subject : full coverage
Comment : This was one of the first products i bought from MAC .It is suitable for dry skin and for winters .SA at MAC suggested me to buy this inspite of my oily skin.I like in winters when my skin is slightly on the drier side. But in summers it makes look like a frying pan after 3-4 hours of wear,but it very full coverage i must say,even covers the reddest of acne.
Eyes
Subject : nothing great
Comment : i had got this mascara after an SA recommended this.This is an average mascara,which can clump if you add more than two layers and doesn't separate the lashes.
Lips
Subject : amazing
Comment : I am absolutely amazed by the texture of these lispticks.I have the shade Rebellious rose andit is one of the most beautiful rosey brown shade of lipstick i have found in my life.The texture is dream,very smooth,does not accentuate fine lines on lips,very pigmented and have an amazing fragrance to them. Also layering is very easy with them and it doesn't make you feel uncomfortable or heavy on the lips. Must buy and recommended.
Eyes
Subject : good volumising mascara
Comment : This is very good volumising ang curling mascara but is not suitable for everyday use as it makes lashes very curled,voluminous and dramatic.Good for special occasions and parties.
Eyes
Subject : my go to
Comment : This is my very day black eyeliner,very affordable,smudge proof and long wearing even on the waterline.It is jet black in colour ,more black than MAC's Blacktrack and more affordable than Inglot number77.
Lips
Subject : Great lip liners
Comment : I have the shade Creamy nude and it resembles Boldly bare from MAC.it has the same wear as most the MAC lip liners ,very smooth,creamy ,blendable and gives a good base for most nude lipsticks.
Lips
Subject : average
Comment : these lip liners have limited shade range and are very stiff in application and not very long lasting.They tend to cling to dry patches too on the lips.
Nails
Subject : nice
Comment : It is very convenient to use,hassle free and takes of the nail paint without damaging,drying and yellowing the nails.
Lips
Subject : nice affordable lipsticks
Comment : I have the shade Irish rose andit a muted rosey brown shade.It is very similar in colour to Nykaa's Naughty nude.It is comfortable,non drying on the lips but can accentuate fine lines as it is matte in texture.Also if you try to layer it on it becomes heavy and has a slightly unpleasant smell.
Lips
Subject : drying
Comment : As most of the liquid lipsticks,the texture of these lipsticks is drying,uncomfortable and crumbles on eating oily food and even after 4-5 hours.Shades are pretty but the texture is sad.Not recommended.
Eyes
Subject : Must be lust
Comment : This is very glittery ,sparkly eyeshadow which is gold in colour. It translates as very scattered glitter on to the eyelids but can be build up to provide more coverage.the texture is very soft ,cushiony just like Maybelline's cushion blushes and bounces back and regains its original form.VERY LONG LASTING ON A EYE BASE OR PRIMER
Lips
Subject : Cashmere
Comment : i have the colour Cashmere from the range and it is very greyed brown . It is quite runny and thin consistency lipstick but settles to a matte finish after 3-4 minutes.It is comfortable,non drying on the lips and lasts a good 5-6 hours,but oily food can take it off from the center of the lips.It is easy to reapply and has a sweet smell too
Eyes
Subject : brown
Comment : I had purchased the shade in Brown and it is my go to brwon eyeliner for every day use for office,Subtle yet defines my brown eyes beautiful without being stark unlike black eyeliner.It is smudge proof ,long lasting even on the waterline and a little goes a long way.Must buy and recommended.
Face
Subject : Champagne pop
Comment : The most coveted highlighter ever! This gives a such an amazing luminosity to my skin without being glittery or powdery.It is champagne gold i colour and works across many skin tones. It is buildable in intensity and does not accentuate dry patches,pores or fine lines. A must buy if you love highlighters and highly recommended.
Face
Subject : not liking it
Comment : i own this powder in Rose shade.First of all it imparts a vague pink colour to my warm skin,add to it, it becomes cakey very easily.Having an oily skin this powder should have felt perfect to me but it is very heavy and when mixed with the natural oils of the skin forms a heavy scum like layer which obviously is not a plaseant feeling and sight. I just cannot stand it on my skin for more than two applications ,after that i am forced to wash off my face which i don't want to do during office hours. Some people may like it but i am not certainly.
Eyes
Subject : great mascara for everyday
Comment : I have been using this mascara for two years now,it is my go to for defined,natural looking lashes.It does not clump the lashes or makes them weigh down,but gives adequate volume and definition.Its thin wand is able to reach and coat even the tiniest of lashes. Hands down my favorites from MAC and my must haves.
Face
Subject : Best foundation
Comment : This is my favorite foundation ever from MAC.It gives my skin such a flawless and amazing finish even in Peak summer months.It keeps my skin from getting oily soon in summer months ,keeps it matte without making it look dull,kind of giving radiance to my skin and it last easily upto 7-8 hours even on my oily skin. It is a medium covearge foundation which can be bulit up.I only need to blot it once after 5 hours and then i am good to go.It comes in a travel friendly tube and the cap remains shut even in the handbag.Also it has never broken me out and i have quite sensitive skin.This foundation is best applied with a beauty blender and then set with prolongwear pressed powder.
Eyes
Subject : good brow pencil
Comment : This is most natural looking brow pencil i have ever used.I have dark brown eyebrow hairs and the shade 'stylized' suits me quite well. It gives very fine hair like strokes and never looks over the top.Only con i can say is that for the price of 1350 rupees the product you get is very less ,it only lasts a month and a half if used regularly which is quite disappointing.
Face
Subject : great BB cream
Comment : This is favorite BB cream in the market,a little expensive at 2350 rupees but its totally worth it as you need a very small amount for the entire face and it lasts easily for 8-9 months even if you use it every single day.it has never broken me out. It gives sheer to buildable coverage but it looks extremely natural and never heavy. The con that i can say is the limited shade availability ,they being light and medium. Again with this BB cream i need to blot after 5 hours with a blot powder and this it lasts on my skin for 10 hours.
Eyes
Subject : Blacktrack
Comment : Mac's Blacktrack is most famous gel liner that Mac offers.It has smooth creamy consistency, very pigmented and applies well on upper and lower eyelids but it is not jet black in colour.Maybelline's gel eyeliner and Inglot gel eyeliners are more black than this. What makes it a winner is it longevity even on the waterline and smudge proof wear all day long.It does not transfer to the upper lid area unlike other gel eyeliners even on my very oily lids and gives a very soft black eyeliner look.
Eyes
Subject : just average
Comment : This is an average mascara in my opininon.Just slightly defines the lashes,not at all dramatic and doesn't add volume to the lashes at all.It is not waterproof and smudges easily if you tend to rub your eyes.Also it just mildly curl the lashes and the curling effect does not last long.Not at all worth the price tag of 1850.
Lips
Subject : okayish product
Comment : i own the shade "Resilient rouge" and it a neutral red kind of lip colour.The consistency is very moisturising,creamy and light weight on the lips.It imparts a very high shine on the lips and stays fro 4-5 hours without reapplication.What i did not like about the product was that it left a very uneven stain on the lips and clinged to the dry patches i never new i had on my lips.It can just serve as a lip gloss but as a stain it is patchy and uneven.Does not justify the price point of 1850 rupees.Not recommended from my side.
Face
Subject : my favorite
Comment : This is by far my most trusted and favorite that MAC offers.It is very pigmented,a little goes a long way.It covers up darkness around the eyes really well,never gets cakey and never creases or settles into fine lines around the eyes.It can be either applied by duo fiber brush ,beauty blender or a synthetic brush ;either way it blends very easily and gives a flawless finish . At times during winter months i have also used it in place of foundation since i have oily skin and it sits quite well even that way.It can also work as an eyeshadow base for not very oily lids. I own the shade NC 25 for the summer months and NC 20 for winter months.A must have product from MAC and highly recommended.
Face
Subject : Hi jinks
Comment : I have this in Hi jinks and it is pinky coral coloured creamy base which is very pigmented.It can be used as blush for dry skinned ladies or on mature skin,but for my oily skin i use i under my powder blush to increase its longevity and enhance pigmentation of the blush. A little bit goes long way,it quite stiff at first but blends with the warmth of the fingers as you blend it into the skin.Also it can be applied with the help of a duo fibre brush or a damp beauty blender.It lasts a good 7-8 hours even on my oily skin.Definitely worth the price if you are looking for a cream blush.
Lips
Subject : lady be good
Comment : This is a beige brown with slight peachy undertones liquid lipstick.Mac's retro matte liquid formula can be a bit tricky if lips are not prepped before hand.Proper exfoliation with a good lip scrub followed by lip balm atleast an hour before greatly helps with the application of these lipsticks and increases their longevity on the lips.This shade is very similar to Kinda sexy lipstick from MAC and is perfect dupe of limited edition shade Oxblood released with Ruben and Isabel Toledo collection from MAC in 2015. It can be worn with either whirl lip liner (deep ombre effect) , Spice lip liner (lighter ombre effect) or Boldly bare lip liner for perfectly matched lips. A must buy if you love nude lipsticks.
Lips
Subject : impressed
Comment : I have this lip liner in the shade BR-03 and this a very neutral chocolatey brown kind of colour.It is a good dupe for MAC's Cork lip liner which is a smidgen darker than this.It is very smooth,creamy in application and does not tug or pull during application.Also it does not cling to the dry patches on my lips but can get drying over time(3-4 hours) if used alone.Under a lipstick or a lip gloss (any warm or taupey brown) it increases their wear time.A good product from Chambor and i would love to check other shades out in this collection.
Lips
Subject : beige pink
Comment : The shade beige pink is neutral light mauvey pink with strong brown undertones.The texture of this lip liner is not very soft,still it is manageable but tends to tug and pull if you have dry lips.Also it can cling to dry patches on your lips.Colour is beautiful but what it lacks is the staying power which is maximum 2-3 hours after which fades away fast.Also it is not very helpful in increasing the longevity of the lipstick or lipgloss (i usually use nude lipsticks with this ) above it ,so the whole purpose of using it as a lip liner is defeated.
Lips
Subject : brick rose
Comment : This shade is best described as very light brick red colour with light brown undertones. The texture of this lip liner was slightly better than the Beige pink liner i had bought from the same brand. It did not tug or pull while application but again the wear time of this lip liner was poor not withstanding more than 3-4 hours.Also it did not help the lipstick or the lipgloss to last longer than they do. This lip liner would go very well with the darker nude brown lipsticks or even with lighter lipsticks to create an ombre effect. Again a good colour marred by poor staying power.
Face
Subject : Good every day cream
Comment : This cream is best suited for dry and not very sensitive type.Also it is meant to reduce discolouration and pigmentation on the skin and help smoothen it out.It has a sheer coverage which can be built up.Shade selection is poor as only two shades are available in India: medium and light.This cream works in place of a BB cream and is perfect for everyday use.It has a staying power 5-6 hours on my skin after blotting with a powder and provides a dewy finish.I was loving its brightening effects which became noticeable after 2-3 days after which it started breaking me out as i am quite allergic to vitamin C products.I would recommend to try out a sample first and then go for the full size version.Recommended if it suits you!
Face
Subject : nice face primer
Comment : Mac's prep n prime skin base visage is a primer meant for dry skin and works for my oily skin only during winters.It feels very lightweight and not at all silliconey or heavy as many primers are.It spreads easily without much effort and minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines.I need a very small amount when i am using this as it is very hydrating and using too of this makes my skin to go oily very fast. I need to blot my foundation even after 3-4 hours of applying my foundation.Must have if you have big pores and dry skin issues.
Face
Subject : Double gleam
Comment : This product is a now a part of MAC's regular line of higilghters that was launched last month.It retails for 2600 rupees and is available in three more shades.The formula is in line with the Mac's extradimension skinfinish formula released before ; last year in two shades Oh Darling and Shaft of Gold as part of Holiday collection. It has a very smooth almost creamy consistency and on the cheeks they impart very ethereal glow and does not emphasize pores and fine lines like most highlighters do.This particular shade is a very light gold with slightly peachy undertones with buildable intensity.Its best applied with a brush but you also use fingers for application on high points of your face.Definitely worth checking out as it will suit a variety of skin tones.A must buy from MAC and recommended.
Lips
Subject : Back in vogue
Comment : This shade is peachy brown liquid lisptick and is quite difficult to work with at times.You really need to prep up your lips before applying this shade with proper exfoliation and a lip balm.The application does go on unevenly at first but evens out as it dries.i would recommend that you apply a single layer first,let it dry and then apply a second coat if you please.The wand is really nice and its very easy to apply lipstick on the cupid's bow and at the corners of the lips.The finish is matte but not uncomfortable but it tends to be bit drying after 5 hours and also comes off from the center on eating oily foods but reapplication is easy. It does not transfer once dried but gets flaky after 5-6 hours.
Eyes
Subject : Bare study
Comment : I have this particular shade in Bare study it is light champagne gold coloured creamy base with very fine gold glitter.It serves as a good base for eyeshadows and also can double up as an eyeshadow.It is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. On my oily lids it creases with 4 hours without an eye primer but when used with an eye primer it lasts whole day long.I dont think you need a glittery primer before eyeshadows as the effect is easily masked by the glitter eyeshadows and same effect can be achieved with Painterly(light pink undertones) or Soft ochre(warm yellow undertones) paint pots which are just cream eyeshadow bases from MAC.
Eyes
Subject : Vanilla
Comment : This a very beautiful golden champagne kind of powder pigment from MAC.It is very pigmented and colour pay off is amazing.Mac's pigment when used with Mac fix plus can last whole day long on the eyelids as an eyeshadow. If used with eyeshadow primer it does not crease on my oily lids.It can be used as an inner corner highlight,as an eyeshadow,as a highlighter on the cheeks bone and cupid's bow,as a lip topper or mixed with a lip gloss to customize a lip colour,in every way its amazing and totally worth the price. A must have from MAC !
Eyes
Subject : deep dark brunette
Comment : This is my everyday product for my eyebrows.I use a slanted angled brush like mac166 with this along with brow spoolie.It is rich brwon in colour but not deep brown,just perfect for my dark brown eyebrow hairs.It is very pigmented,you need a very small amount for your brows.It perfectly defines my brows and it stays put all day long.Great product!
Face
Subject : Hush
Comment : This is cream highlighter from Mac.It is simply a powder form of MAC's powder highlighter and the very famous Soft and gentle.It is warm toned peachy beige in colour .It is a cream but sets very fast to a powdery finish and lasts whole day long on my cheeks.It gives a very dewy ,luminous kind of finish but never emphasizes my fine lines and pores.It can be worn alone as a subtle everyday highlight or under a powder highlighter for a more a intense look.It is very pigmented and you need very small amount for everyday use.It applied either with fingers or using a duo fibre brush.What i love about is that it just blends into my skin and gives me a very natural highlighted look.Totally worth your money!
Eyes
Subject : Boom boom room
Comment : It is very unique eyeshadow in the market ,very similar to MAC's pressed pigments with a multidimensional multicoloured effect going on with them.This particular eyeshadow in some lighting reflects as warm reddish burgundy but shifts from reddish copper towards bluish teal reflects.It is a perfect dupe of Urban decay moon dust eyeshadow Solstice which is not easily available in India.It was limited edition item last year but MAC has made it permanent. Its application has to be taken care of with few things: A synthetic brush has to used (MAC 247) along with a glitter base a fall out is massive. A good tacky eyeshadow primer works well under this which gives it something to adhere to. You can also use black gel liner as a base under this which will also enhance its pigmentation.With this please take care to do the eyes first followed by the face base makeup.A unique colour and so its recommended.
Lips
Subject : Glamour era
Comment : The mineralise rich lipsticks from Mac are similar in texture to estee lauder pure color sculting range but Estee lauder's still fare better against them.This particular lipstick is warm,peachy brwon in colour .It is perfect MLBB shade very apt for everyday and office use.It compliments many skintones and does not wash me out.It doesn't settle into my fine lines and keeps my lips feeling hydrated all day long.It does transfer and staying power is not so good as it starts to fade away after 3-4 hours,then reapplication becomes necessary.It has creamy finish and does not dry out my lips.At this price point of 2350 rupees better staying power was desirable though.
Eyes
Subject : In orbit
Comment : This formula was limited edition released in 2015 with MAC. It had a pot packaging which i absolutely hated as at times eyeshadow used to fall from the pot!This particular colour was warm coppery bronze kind of pigment which was not very pigmented in the first go but you could surely build it up.I use it when i want a sheer wash of colour on my eyelids and also i use it as an eyeshadow topper over my gold,brown and bronze eyeshadow as it is very sparkly and it provides dimension to them.On its own it does crease fast but over an eyeshadow base or paint pot lasts easily for 6-7 hours.Colour is very beautiful ,along with the quantity of the eyeshadow as it lasts a long time but pigmentation is not my favorite.
Lips
Subject : wrapped up
Comment : I have this crayon in the shade Wrapped up and it is a beautiful peachy cinnamon brown shade that is very day and work appropriate. This crayon has a very smooth and creamy consistency and does not tug or pull during application,also it does not dry out my lips during the day and ad to it has a fabulous staying power of 6-7 hours after eating and drinking.After lunch it starts to fade away fast and then requires touch ups.Also it does not accentuate my lip lines or clings to the dry patches on my lips.A great product .Totally recommended!
Eyes
Subject : good budget black
Comment : I have been using this product for 6-7 months now and i am totally impressed by this drugstore eyeliner.It is jet black in colour ,more black than Loreal magique liner,Maybelline colossal kajal and Lakme eyeconic black kajal.. it is smudgeproof even on the lower waterline where almost all the above mentioned kajals have failed to last for more than 3 hours on me.But this one does and lasts for good 6-7 hours.It is smooth,creamy in consistency,does not tug or pull during application, but once it sets it does not budge off easliy. You can easily use it as a base for smokey eye looks due to its creamy consistency.A good black eyeliner from drugstore.
Lips
Subject : Holly go lightly
Comment : I have the shade in Holly go lightly from this range and i am in love this shade.First of all the colour is a beautiful everyday kind of MLBB shade ,peachy pink with brown undertones to be precise.The consistency is ultra creamy ,goes on a little bit tacky at first but settles into a matte finish soon.Because of its tackiness it can be used as a lipliner too for other lipsticks thus enhancing their staying power.On its own it lasts on the lips for a good 6-7 hours after which re-application becomes necessary.A must have product from sugar and from this range.
Lips
Subject : Transparent
Comment : I have this lip liner in the Shade Universal/Transparent and it provides a sheer white base to the lipstick only slightly covering the pigmentation of the lips.It goes on very sheer so not much colour is evident on the lips when you apply it but it has a tacky feel to it which kind of helps the lipsticks to stay put on it and thus enhances their staying power.I use it when i am unable to find a lipliner that matches my lipstick and it does the job of making my lipstick last longer time quite well.An average product i would say.
Lips
Subject : Rose gold dust
Comment : I have the colour in Rose gold dust and it is beautiful rose gold colour (true to its name) with chunky gold glitter.The consistency of the lipstick is smooth,creamy and the glitter though they look big do not feel chunky or uncomfortable on the lips at all.It has good staying power of 5-6 hours with meals and drinks after which only glitter particles are left on the lips and reapplication is needed.It starts to wear off from the center of the lips which may not be pleasant sight for some. It does transfer but not too much.A very good,on trend glitter lipstick form our very own Lakme..Recommended.
Face
Subject : My go to
Comment : This powder is a blessing for us oily skin ladies out there.I have used it in the pressed form and i use to set my foundation ,after 4-5 hours as blotting powder as i tend to get oily after 5 hours no matter what kind of foundation i am using.It not only provides a matte finish instantly to my skin but also helps my foundation last really long.Also it never looks powdery or cakey on me.It has never broken me out and i always carry it in my purse.I use the shade medium dark which is fine for my complexion as this powder runs slighlty dark.A must have for oily skin gals from MAC.
Face
Subject : broke me out
Comment : This product is meant to be mild exfoliating toner which supposedly smoothens,evens out the skin tone also reducing any discolouration on the skin.It has a very light weight feel and and its supposed to be used after you wash your face in place of your toner.I feel that this product would work best for the oily skin as this has a very tacky feel to it,tackiness that can make you bit uncomfortable even in this chilly weather of Delhi.I was not lucky with this lotion and this broke me out since i have oily,sensitive skin.i was not able to see any change in my skin whatsoever with this lotion. I would suggest you to try a sample of this first and then give it a go if it suits you.
Eyes
Subject : Average
Comment : This was the mascara i had got in one of the Holiday bags i had purchased from MAC. I do not quite like this mascara.It not very volumising,it just defines and makes the lashes visible that you already have but does not curl or lift them or volumises them.It also smudges quite fast which can be quite scary in summers.You can have volume if you pair it with false lash maximiser. At the price point of 1850 it is not at all worthy.You can find many drugstore mascaras that are not even one third the price but work much better than this.Not recommended at all.
Eyes
Subject : great
Comment : This is favorite clear mascara form MAC.i use to set my eyebrow hairs in place both before and after i set them with coloured brow mascara.it seems very light weight,and the wand is perfect as it coats every single brow hair.It adds a peculiar sheen to my eyebrow hair which i love.It holds my eyebrow hairs in place,gives them shape and style and it stays on all day long.At times i have used it to define my lashes as a mascara and it works quite well for that too giving me most naturally defined lashes. A must have from MAC!
Eyes
Subject : Quite brunette
Comment : I have this in the shade Quite brunette,though it a light taupey brown and at times does not work for my darker brown eyebrow hair,pairing it with brow gel cream in Deep dark brunette works just fine for me and balances out the lightness of the colour of this brow set.It gives you the most naturally defined eyebrows for every day .Using a brow gel for day to day can get stark but this never makes look made up.It lasts whole day long as it is sweat and water proof. a very good eye brow product from MAC and recommended.
Lips
Subject : great staying power
Comment : I have the shade Forever fushcia from this range and the shade is a very warm Fuschia colour.The texture of the lipstick is creamy,rich in colour and pigmented and very moisturising on the lips.It gives a slightly tacky feeling on the lips which maybe increases its staying power.It does not tug or pull during application and just glides on to the lips and also does not dry out the lips over time.It has an amazing staying power,with eating and drinking through the hours only its glossiness goes but the color remains intact on the lips. It my go to lipstick whenever i have a long day and i know i will not get much time for the touch ups.Worth your every penny!
Lips
Subject : Enduring berry
Comment : I had also purchased this lipstick in the shade Enduring berry and its a beuatiful,warm purple magenta shade with looks very good with western as well as modern outfits.The texture is creamy,pigemented,non drying over time and has the same amazing staying power as Forever fuschia from this range. The colour is a matte version of Glamour fuschia from moist matte range and slighlty warmer than MAC's Flat out fabulous.This lipstick does transfer slightly but only loses its glossiness over time and on eating and drinking, but the colour remains intact until you take the lipstick off which is very impressive for a drugstore brand.Recommended!
Lips
Subject : My go to everyday pink
Comment : I have the shade Eva's pink and it a very neutral light pink with warm undertones.It has a smooth consistency, creamy but not very pigmented as it goes on sheer intially but you can build the pigmentation to a more opqaue look. It has a slight fruity scent as most of the Loreal lipstick which i don't mind.The finish of this lipstick is matte and it does transfer a lot.Staying power is also average (3-4 hours) .However, it does not dry out the lips over time .I absolutely love the packaging whichis kind of black suede finish but i find it a little bit costly in terms of the average staying power.
Lips
Subject : PATCHY
Comment : I had got Blake's pink and is a muted coral pink with warm undertones.The texture of the lipstick is quite thin,goes on creamy and smoothly but is very sheer and you have to multiple swipes to achieve opaque coverage.Also even after proper exfoliation on the lips followed by proper mosturisation it settles into fine lines and clings to dry patches soon after 3 hours.Also it has very poor staying power of not more than 3 hours and needs many applications throughout the day to keep the colour onto your lips.Does not justify the price point of 995 rupees at all.
Lips
Subject : Liya's pink
Comment : I had also got the shade in Liya's pink and warm muted fuschia with a frosted finish.The frost finish does not feel heavy at all on the lips and lipstick has a smooth ,creamy texture which is non drying over time. It does transfer through the day onto the things but has a good staying power of 4-5 hours.I found the texture of this lipstick to be similar to the MAC's frost lipsticks which feel very light on the lips.This is the shade i would recommend from this range as it very versatile and apt for both day and night time wear.
Lips
Subject : Great coral pink
Comment : I have this lipstick in the shade Sonam's Azalea and i love this lipstick.It a beautiful coral lipstick with very strong pink undertones.It has a very thick glossy texture but soon it settles into a demi matte finish which stays on till 4-5 hours.The color is very bright in your face coral pink that i find a little not so suitable for work place but you can definitely wear on weekends or special occasions as it fits beautifully with indian outfits . It does not dry out completely and transfers on everything it touches but is very comfortable to wear and fades away leaving a very pretty pink stain.Do give it a try if you love coral pinks..
Lips
Subject : Erotique
Comment : I had purchased this lipstick in the shade Erotique and it is very every day kind of neutral pinky brown colour that is very apt for day to day wear.I have compared this shade to the very famous shade from Sugar Holly go lightly lip crayon and to my surprise they were exact dupes of each other.At times this lipstick is hard to find so you can definitely go for the Sugar one as colour is exactly the same.Many a times i have used the Sugar Holly go lightly as a lip liner for this lipstick and they both seem to gel into each other.The texture is nice,creamy and smooth with a good staying power of 4-5 hours but it does transfer.Definitely worth the money but the dupe is a good option if this is not available.
Lips
Subject : VIP
Comment : This shade "VIP" is an extremely beautiful coral pink colour with stronger coral undertones.It has a matte finish with a good staying power of 4-5 hours with some transfer on eating and drinking. It will suit more so fair and medium skin tones. Only con i can find in this lipstick it that it seems to settle into fine lines after 3 hours and tends to accentuate dry patches on the lips.It does not dry out my lips like most matte lipsticks do.Re application is easy but that makes it somewhat thicker in consistency.After fading it leaves behind a pretty light pink stain.Colour is very pretty ,hard to find coral in the Indian market but texture is something i cannot overlook.
Lips
Subject : Mistinguette
Comment : This colour Mistinguette is very pretty pink colour with slight coral undertones.It has smooth creamy matte in texture but as with all the matte lipsticks you need to prep your lips before using this shade as it soon settles into fine lines and tends to emphasise each and every dry patch on the lips.It does transfer and has an average staying power of 3-4 hours after which it leaves a very faint light pink stain.The colour is again suited more for the fair and medium skintones.Again a beautiful colour marred by pathetic texture.Not at all recommended.
Eyes
Subject : Let's roll
Comment : This eyeshadow is a beautiful iridescent copper red in colour with pinky orange reflects.This shade has more fall out so i have to be very careful while using it.I use it over a paint pot so that it sticks to some sticky base.You can also use a glitter base or an eyeshadow primer from MAC which actually they have recommended.I also recommend that you do the eyes first followed by the face makeup .Also a unique colour and very recommended if you are okay with the hardwork.
Lips
Subject : Rose symphony
Comment : I have the shade in Rose symphony from this range and this is beautiful peachy pink coloured gloss.The texture is very thick , creamy not sticky at all .It has a slightly plumping effect on the lips too i feel and my the fine lines on my lips invisible and provides a smooth glossy finish to the lips. It does transfer a lot since it is a gloss but the colour remains intact for a good 3-4 hours which is very good for a gloss. I find the Loreal has lipglasses that are silmilar in quality to the MAC except that they are less sticky which some people may love but the stickiness actually enchances the wear of any lip product.A very good product and Loreal and a must have from the brand.
Eyes
Subject : Cremefilled
Comment : I had purchased this eyeshadow crayon in shade Cremefilled and it is described as soft champagne with gold pearl but is actually warm beige with a pearl finish. It provides a very good base for the eyeshadow and sets to matte frosty finish very quickly and stays on that way for long.It has a very good staying power of 7-8 hours even on my oily lids.It is very similar in shade to the Mac's Bare study paint pot but has a better staying power that that.It has very good colour pay off and is richly pigmented .I usually go not prime my eyelids before this and even then it stays on for so long.I am eyeing other shades from the collection especially shade a called Tea leaves and Copperpot which is very similar to Mac's amberlights eyeshadow.A product from Mac!
Lips
Subject : Sepia slik
Comment : This was my first ever lipstick I had purchased from L'Oréal. It a beautiful MLBB shade , very light peachy brown with stronger brown undertones to be precise . It is very glossy in texture and has pleasant scent to it.It is very similar in shade to Mac's Blankety lipstick and I would say it is similar in texture too to that one. It lasts easily on my lips for 4-5 hours and leaves a very light brown stain on the lips.it is very creamy in consistency,does not make the lips dry and does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.A great nude drugstore lipstick and worth your money .
Lips
Subject : Hypnotic red
Comment : This was first shade I had purchased from this range and so to say the last one ,as I was not very impressed from the range.This shade is very sheer,glossy shade of deeper red with cool undertones.This shade suits me quite well and is very moisturising due to its creamy nature but has a very poor staying power of even less than an hour! What I feel for the price the customer definitely deserves some better staying power from the product as no one will definitely go for reapplication every hour . It transfers into every thing it comes into contact with. For me it's not a lipstick but I use it as a lip gloss which completely defeats the purpose of the product .not recommended at all.
Face
Subject : Soft and gentle
Comment : This is very popular highlighter from Mac,the first of its kind so to say . It was one of the first highlighters from the brand and the one which started the highlighting trend before anyone was known to the "strobing trend". It is warm beige in colour with a luminous finish.Its absolutely beautiful on the skin and just merges with the skin but what I don't like about this highlighter is the presence of glitter particles in it which can look a bit obvious on the skin during daytime and for this reason I avoid using it for office wear. Also the presence of glitter tends to emphasise fine lines and texture on the skin which is very common with most highlighters.The pros of the product are obviously the shade which is unique,good staying power and good amount of the product that you get for the price as you need a little of the product.I usually use it for weekends,casual outing so and family function. Recommended if you a highlighter junkie and don't mind glittery highlights.
Eyes
Subject : Burgundy times nine
Comment : I have this eyeshadow palette in Burgundy times nine and I must say I am highly impressed by the quality of eyeshadow and the shade selection along with the blend ability of shadows in here .A must have from Mac and totally recommended.please include this for detailed review
Eyes
Subject : Average
Comment : I had purchased these liners in shades Turbo turquoise,Silver mania and Glamor gold . Turbo turquoise is beautiful teal bluish green liner and also a dupe for Mac's Undercurrent pearlglide intense eyeliner. Silver mania is silver with white reflects and Galmor gold is pale gold in colour. All of these are having an average pigmentation except for Turbo turquoise which is quite pigmented. But the problem with these liners is that they are prone to breakage quite easily and tend to smudge during the day and even transfer on the upper eyelids I feel you have oily lids. I would recommend you use a good eye primer before using these.
Lips
Subject : Average
Comment : I had purchased this lip gloss in the shade Sheer Peach and it I said very day kind of peach colour with slight coral undertones .The lip gloss is filled with loads of glitter particles which actually feel uncomfortable on the lips I feel you layer the gloss too much. The gloss is slightly tacky and sticky but the problem aggravates on layering these glosses. The have a staying power of 2-3 hours which is quite average for the lip glosses . After fading they leave glitter particles on the lips which does not look appealing at all.At the price point a lot more is expected from L'Oréal over here I feel.
Eyes
Subject : Diamond black
Comment : This gel eyeliner from L'Oréal is black liner with sliver micro shimmer in it and it is also a close dupe of Mac.'s Blitz and glitz with a difference that Mac one has very fine gold and silver shimmer particles mixed in a black gel base. The formula of these liners is very smooth and buttery and apply on the eyelids like a dream .They have good longevity too even on my oily lid so of 7-8 hours after that they start to smudge and fade away. The shimmer particles do not feel chunky or glittery at all and provide a beautiful sheen to the otherwise "boring black" eyeliner.
Eyes
Subject : Sapphire blue
Comment : This gel eyeliner is a dark navy blue eyeliner with blue reflects which is a welcome change from the routine brown and black eyeliners . It a very close dupe of Mac's Imaginary paint pot (which was a limited edition) and also very Close to Maybelline Sapphire gel eyeliner (which was not launched in India) . The texture is again smooth ,creamy and very buttery and they have good staying power too on the lids (7-8 hours) after which they start to fade . They do come with a brush but that isn't useful as it makes the product go patchy and you have to layer it many times then.Totally recommended.
Lips
Subject : Citrine
Comment : I had purchased the shade Citrine from this range and is very bright orange with a neonish tinge but not being very neon. As the name says they are cream touch so they are very smooth and creamy in texture and because of that they transfer a lot during the day ,but they have a staying power of 4-5 hours easily on the lips especially this shade.This shade leaves a very light orange stain on the lips as it fades. It does not dry out my lips, or clings to the dry patches on my lips or feel uncomfortable on.Worth the price.
Lips
Subject : Citrine
Comment : I had purchased the shade Citrine from this range and is very bright orange with a neonish tinge but not being very neon. As the name says they are cream touch so they are very smooth and creamy in texture and because of that they transfer a lot during the day ,but they have a staying power of 4-5 hours easily on the lips especially this shade.This shade leaves a very light orange stain on the lips as it fades. It does not dry out my lips, or clings to the dry patches on my lips or feel uncomfortable on.Worth the price.
Face
Subject : Shimmer
Comment : I had purachsed this shimmer powder in Miss reflective and it I said just a loose body shimmer with tons of golden sparkles in it that provide a reflective sheen on the skin. The powder is housed in pot shaped container and is covered with a lid that has sift and a an applicator sponge on the top which makes the application of the powder very easy and travel friendly. I use it when I parties or on special occasions and it can be used both on the face and the body and goes pretty well with both Indian and western outfits. On the face if you apply too much you can look like a disco ball ,so use it sparingly there.
Lips
Subject : Truffle
Comment : I had purchased these lipsticks in 2010 and at that time the shade range was quite limited and I had got the shade Truffle to try out from this line and This shade can best be described as a muted brown which I said prefect for every day wear. The textyrevif Thisbe lipstick is quite smooth and creamy and has a good staying power too (4-5 hours) . It does not make my lips dry during its wear and does not cling to the dry patches or settle into the fine lines on my lips. New very good shades have been added to the line since and I definitely recommend checking them out.
Face
Subject : Beaming blush
Comment : This shade from the Mac's extradimension skinfinish line is ddescribed as pink with gold reflects by the brand but it actually peachy gold in colour with strong yellow undertones which are quite striking on my skin at times and it is for that reason i don't like to wear it to my workplace as the colour difference becomes easily noticeable. The texture though is not glittery or chunky but is that of a fine milled powder . It does emphasize the texture on my skin if try to layer it too much.It has a great staying power of almost all day (8-9 hours) and i find it apt for party wear or family functions because of its gold colouration. It has been stated to be dupe of Jouer Rose quartz (whicb is very difficult to lay your hands on) and also Becca Rose quartz (limited edition highligher now out of stock). Totally recommended!
Eyes
Subject : Must have eye bases
Comment : These gems from the MAC's line of paint pot are called: Painterly and Soft ochre. Both of them are in the Mac's permanent line of eyeshadow bases called Paint pots. While Painterly is beige with strong pink undertones (which mostly suits cooler toned complexions) , Soft ochre with a beige with very warm yellow undertones (which makes it suitable for most Indian skin tones). They basically serve to provide a base for the eyeshadows to stick to and also aids in enhancing their longevity and brings out the pigment in them. On my oily lids it creases with 4-5 hours if i don't set them. For very oily lids i recommend setting them with translucent powder which makes them last all day without creasing or use an eyeshadow primer.
Eyes
Subject : Legendary lure
Comment : Mac's extradimension eyeshadows like its extradimension skinfinishes were part of the limited edition collections from Mac but now they are a part of the permanent line . They are supposed to be really metallic formula with a great staying power on the lids of 6-7 hours . I have the shade in Legendary lure and it is described as a cool green with metallic reflects.It can be applied wet or dry and has an amazing colour pay off and is richly pigmented. Without a primer it lasts for 6-7 hours easily even on my oily lids and with primer it can even last all day which is quite impressive.Totally worth checking out!
Eyes
Subject : nothing on
Comment : This eyeliner collection was launched in June last year and thank God its a permanent one. I got my hands on Nothing on eyeliner from this collection and it just a perfect beige nude colour, just perfect on the waterline.It creamy, smooth in consistency and does not tug or pull on the eyes.It is priced at 990 rupees which i consider is a good deal as everything with Mac is so expensive.It has an pointed tip which tends to get rounded off as yiou use it but there no need to sharpen this as it is retractable which is a huge pro as much of the product is wasted during the sharpening of pencils.It does not smudge or irritate my sensitive eyes and lasts on my waterline easily for 5-6 hours.Totally worth the price tag and ABSOLUTELY recommended!
Eyes
Subject : Bronze
Comment : I had purchased this gel eyeliner in the shade Bronze and it just a beautiful bronzey gold in colour and perfect for people with brown eyes as it gives them definition without being very loud like black eyeliners.It creamy and smooth in consistency and does not flake or smudge during the day. It comes in plastic bottle which is quite difficult to store inverted as it is recommended to store the gel eyeliners inverted or upside down to prevent them from drying over time.Due to this i find that it dries out too quickly inside that pot (within 7-8 months),that is the only con i can find in this product.Otherwise i am totally impressed by the colour,pay off ,pigmentation and staying power (8-9 hours) of this gel eyeliner. A very good product from Lakme if you can use it within 7-8 months' time after which it can dry out very fast. Totally worth the money!
Lips
Subject : Viva glam Ariana Grande
Comment : This was the Mac's collaboration with the American singer Araina Grande and the part 1 of the launch included a deep maroonish plum kind of lipstick with a matte finish with a multi-shimmered sheer transparent lipgloss. This lipstick had a strange texture and was patchy so it always needed a lip liner underneath it.The colour was darker than Mac's Diva and similar to Studded kiss (which i prefer over this). The Part 2 launch had a beautiful purple-magenta orchid kind of shade with a matte finish.I really enjoy this lipstick as well as the lipglass that was launched with this.It is very comfortable to wear,very creamy and does not accentuate my fine lines or texture on my lips.This lipstick was a dupe of very popular shade from Mac's Flamingo park collection called Have your cake but more pretty that that. Again the proceeds of the lipsticks in Viva glam go 100% towards helping AIDS patients so it always brings a satisfying feeling even when you are splurging on a lipstick!
Eyes
Subject : To boldly go
Comment : This was first pressed pigment i had purchased from MAC (Star Trek limited edition collection) and i was highly impressed. The colour is medium brown with reddish undertones and has a metallic sheen. It can be used wet or dry but wetting the brush to use really intensifes the metallic sheen and gives it more opaque look.It has good colour pay off and is richly pigmented. On its own it really lasts a long time (5-6 hours) before creasing but the use of an eyeshadow primer or base can really enhance the longevity of the pigment on the eyes making it last whole day.It has slight fall out while application so its again recommended to do the eyes first and then the base makeup.Its dupes in the MAC'S permanent line are Slow fast slow dazzleshadow and Beaming pressed pigment.
Lips
Subject : Viva glam Milayer cyurs lipglasses
Comment : Viva glam Miley cyrus collection had two lipglasses which were released at different times of the year.The Viva glam Miley cyrus 1 launch included a lipglass which was very beautiful orchid pink coloured lipglass with multi-coloured shimmer going on.The texture as with typical Mac lipglasses was rather sticky and slightly heavy but i feel that sticky texture helps the lipglass stay for a longer duration of time.It had an average staying power of 3-4 hours after which it starts to fade off fast. The Miley cyrus 2 launch had a beautiful orange coloured lipglass with golden and pink shimmer going on.This had a much lighter texture though a bit sheer with a good staying power of 4-5 hours and provided a gorgeous shimmery orange finish to the lips.
Lips
Subject : Viva glam Araina grande lipsglasses
Comment : Ariana Grande viva glam launch had again two lipglasses : Part 1 launch had a lipglass which was very sheer in consistency ,light weight on the lips and the light beige in colour with multi coloured shimmer particles.It was of use as layering gloss on the top of other lipsticks to provide glossiness and dimension to them.It had a staying power pf 3-4 hours which is average for lipglosses. Part 2 launch had a beautiful muted medium dark rosey mauve kind of colour with slight warm undertones .It had a semi opaque colour coverage and was not quite sheer as some of the Mac's other lipglasses i have tried in past.The texture was slighly tacky and sticky but it was comfortable on the lips lasting for 4- hours easily with eating and drinking. Mac's vamlify lipgloss in Anything but demure is the closest match i could find from MAC. I was very impressed with this one.
Lips
Subject : New shade range
Comment : I had purchased Tne new retro matte liquid lipstick shades from Nykaa.com when they were launched on that site in the shades Burnt spice and Dash o spice.I am in love with the colour and formula of these. Burnt spice I still unique muted terracotta shade with strong peachy undertones and Dash o spice is a very warm toned sandy brown colour. it seems that Mac has reformulated them as they feel less drying,less patchy and more pigmented than previous formula and have a nearly full day wear.They are supper matte in appearance and their relative dryness can be attributed to that fact.They don't transfer at all but do come off in the center of the lips in eating oily food but re application is really easy with them .Also they don't feel crusty or crumbly as some of the previous shades in the range. Burnt spice is considered to be a cooler version of Kat Von d Lolita 2 and Dash o spice is a dupe for Mac matte lipstick Naturally transformed.Defintely worth your money as they have included now some of the trendy shades in the range.
Eyes
Subject : Waveline
Comment : I had purchased this gel eyeliner from Mac with very high hopes as buying something from the the high end brand the product should be right no?But I was wrong here. This gel eyeliner is a deeper royal blue in colour (the colour is beautiful). But the main problem comes with the consistency of this gel eyeliner.It has a very sheer and thin kind of consistency and whatever brush you take it needs multiple layers to show it's pigmentation.As the colour pay off is quite poor you need more time to build up the colour of your liner which can be quite annoying if you are in hurry to get ready.The liner though does not transfer on the upper eyelids but if you accidentally happen to rub your eyelids it will come off , this is yo warn you. L'Oréal nad maybe line have much better pigmented blue gel eyeliners at less than half the price.
Eyes
Subject : Deliciously rich
Comment : This was a limited edition gel liner from liner from Mac years back but then last year they made it permanent.It is very glittery taupe tan brown gel eyeliners which looks just gorgeous on the brown eyes. It has large golden glitter particles which are really attractive on the eyelids. This liner can be used as a gel eyeliner to line the eyes or even as an eyeshadow if you want a very sparkly eyeshadow look.It can also work as base for other glittery eyeshadows too.In all the ways it just looks beautiful on the eyes. Due to its creamy consistency it can smudge I feel you rub your eyes otherwise it has good staying power lasting easily for 7-8 hours without the help of a primer.Definitely worth your money and I hope Mac never discontinues this.
Eyes
Subject : Rich ground
Comment : This was a limited edition colour of gel eyeliner from Mac but now they have made it permanent.It is described as reddened coco but I still actually warm coppery brown with stronger red undertones.Again it looks beautiful on brown eyes .It has a smooth,creamy consistency with rich colour pay off and is richly pigmented. It applies well with any brush and gives one swipe colour pay off which is quite amazing .It does not smudge even on my oily lids and lasts whole day( 7-8 hours). Not only it serves as a beautiful eyeliner but can also be used as a coppery brown eyeshadow .The only dupe I can find of this in the Indian drugstore market is from Lakmé shine line range of liners ,the shade being Bronze but it is a liquid eyeliner and it is also less pigmented than rich ground.defintely worth buying if you are in the mood to shell out 1350 rupees.
Eyes
Subject : Siahi
Comment : This shade of gel eyeliner was released many years ago with Mickey contractor collection and was relaunched last year and was made permanent with Mac. it's a beautiful teal green eyeliner which is again beautiful on brown eyes. It has smooth creamy consistency which i find Is quite sheer at times and I definitely need to build up the colour otherwise it looks streaky but nonetheless it's not much of a problem and the colour once built is beautiful. It does not smudge but does get transfer onto my upper eyelids as they are quite oily. In the Indian market there was no teal coloured gel eye liner until Lakmé released its own line of gel eyeliners which I find are also worth checking out and they also have a teal eyeliner in the collection. Definitely worth checking out but the drugstore option can also be considered.
Lips
Subject : Plum quartet
Comment : This shade from the extraordinaire lip gloss range is a beautiful pinky purple lip gloss with slight warm undertones . It does not settle into my fine gloss and gives an amazing glossy finish to my lips which is very beautiful.My lips feel plump and very hydrated after having it on. Staying power is very good for a gloss being 3-4 hours . It not all sticky or tacky and leaves a beautiful pink tiny to the lips after it fades away. It does transfer through the day when you eat or drink something .Also I find the packaging super glamours bring gold. Definitely worth checking out as the colour is quite unusual and you don't find many good lip glosses in the drugstore market.
Lips
Subject : Coral encore
Comment : This shade of lipgloss is a beautiful pinky coral coloured lip gloss with strong coral undertones. Again talking about this lip gloss it has a good staying power of 3-4 hours and after that it leaves a pretty pink stain on the lips.It has slight pink sparkles in it which provide a beautiful dimension to the lips.It again transfers through the day while eating or drinking anything. It has thick consistency which is not uncomfortable on the lips surprisingly.It makes my lips look plump again and does not settle into fine lines. Definitely worth checking out from the house of L'Oréal.
Lips
Subject : Montaigne brick
Comment : This lisptick is a beautiful brick toned brown with slight red undertones which will go so well so many Indian skin tones.After application it remains creamy for 12-15 minutes and then settles into a semi matte finish which remains as such till the lipstick stays.It has a staying power of 4-5 hours after which starts to fade off fast.It transfers on eating and drinking and after it fades leaves a very natural pinky brown kind of stain on the lips which I find very beautiful .it does not dry out my lips or gets flaky through out the day ,also I find that it gives a "smooth" appearance to the lips .I do love the packaging of the lips but since I won them for over an year now I find that the gold cover has started to chip off and it's flakes I can find even in my handbag which i find very annoying.
Lips
Subject : Samaritan beige
Comment : This is a beautiful shade of brown nude in my collection with slightly pink undertones.I find that it will agin suit many Indian skin tones and is perfect MLBB shade . It is smooth ,creamy in consistency,does not dry out my lips or settle into the fine lines of my lips. It is glossy at first when you apply it but soon settles into a semi matte finish which remains on lips till 4-5 hours. It does transfer through the day and does not stain the lips after it fades away.A must have from L'Oréal and a beautiful nude to have in your collection!
Lips
Subject : Madeline pink and Orangerie sunset
Comment : These two shades are the least favourites of mine from this range.Madeline pink I see very warm toned pink and is very muted which I find seems to dull my complexion a bit and Orangerie sunset is neonish peach with strong orange undertones. I do like the texture of Madeline pink but I do not like bout it is that it does nothing for complexion while Orangerie sunset is very pale and part from that it is very streaky in application and I have to really work it out to achieve a smooth finish.They have average staying power of 2-3 hours and settle to semi matte finish . They do transfer through the day. Because of theses discrepancies they do not justify the price tag of 950 rupees.
Face
Subject : My everyday gem
Comment : I had purachsed this highlighter after much appreciation from all the youtubers and beauty bloggers and the product stood up to its hype for me.It is split into two parts:one part has a highlighter and the other a bronzer . The highlighter is very beautiful subdued champagne coloured highlight with no glittery effect to it thus providing a soft sheen to the skin which looks quite natural on and I can use it for my daytime looks easily.The other part contains a warm toned bronzer which will work on most Indian skin tones.Mixed together they provide a very beautiful peachy toned highlighter which can very well be used as a blush.the staying power of this product I see good lasting 7-8 hours for the highlight and 4-5 hours for the bronzer .Packaging is good too with a transparent lid and feels very lightweight so you can easily carry it in your purse. A great product from Lakmé and my go to!
Face
Subject : Good
Comment : This is very nice lightweight powder from Lakmé .The powder is very finely milled and is very smooth to touch with a result that it does not feel heavy or caked on the skin . The packaging is quite boring though with a brown coloured case but still has a small mirror so you can easily carry it in your handbag and has a small decent applicator inside. For very day use I just dust it on my face and it instantly mattifies my oily skin.It has a very sheer coverage .After 4-5 hours when my skin becomes oily I again use it and still it does not look caked or chalky.A good drugstore face powder!
Lips
Subject : Peach pout
Comment : I had purchased the lipstick in Peach pout from this range and the shade I said very beautiful peachy coral lipstick with slight warm undertones.This lipstick because of its strong meonish undertones will suit only fair and medium skin tones and will wash out darker ones.It is creamy in consistency ,smooth in application and dries to a matte finish It does transfer through the day but not very much .You need to prep your lips before it's application otherwise it settles in to the fine lines of the lips quite easily and quickly after its application.It lasts for 4-5 hours easily with eating and and drinking. It does make my lips dry through the day and so lip balm is a necessity before its use.
Lips
Subject : The pinks
Comment : I have two pink shades from the collection called Pink me up and Pink caress. Pink me up is a darker pink with strong red undertones which will bright up your face while Pink caress muted pink lipstick with slight peachy undertones but it is darker than the shade Peach pout.With these lipstick stains I highly recommend that you exfoliate your lips quite well and then moisturise with a lip balm before application otherwise it can get very patchy and streaky and looks really bad as it settles into fine lines quite easily.The texture is quite creamy and smooth during application but soon settles into a matte finish . It lasts easily for 4-5 hours with eating and drinking. It does minimal transfer during the day.
Eyes
Subject : NA
Comment : I had purchased all the shades from this range when it was launched and they were: brown,grey,blue and black.i absolutely love the brown from this range as it is very elegant and decent shade of brown which goes very well with my brown eyes.i use it as a Kajal everyday and I find it apt for every day office use.i tight line with this on both the upper lashline and the lower waterline and it stays put throughout the day without smudging or fading.Also it does not transfer on my oily eyelids through the day which most eye pencils do.its a steal at rupees 250 and worth every penny!
Lips
Subject : Pink passion
Comment : This is beautiful peachy coral lipstick with a semi matte finish .It was raved about shade by most of the beauty bloggers so I was tempted to buy it. It has smooth creamy consistency and does not tug or pull during application.Also it does not dry out my lips during the day and keeps them hydrated. But the only problem I had with this shade was that it settled into my fine lines after 3-4 hours so I think exfoliating your lips prior to application can help solve this issue. Also it tended to accentuate the dry patches on my lips. It does transfer through the day and after it fades away leaves a pretty pink stain.Overall a nice colour if you are ready to work with the consistency and application of the lipstick.
Lips
Subject : Rosewood nonchalant
Comment : This is a lipstick having creamy moisturising consistency as the name suggests and I to pick up this shade Rosewood nonchalant which is dark dusty rose pink colour with slight brown undertones.I find it very moisturising on my lipstick and due to its creamy consistency it tends to transfer a lot during the day and after fading does not leave behind any noticeable stain on the lips.it looks very gloomy in person and does not settle into the fine lines on the lips or accentuate the dry patches on the lips.Also it does not flake during the day. A good lipstick I feel you love neutral everyday lipstick with a hint of colour on the lips.
Eyes
Subject : Amazing
Comment : This is very good mascara from the house of maybelline I had tried once before switching to Mac mascaras.It has a very dark black colour and the wand is such that it coats every single lash and makes them stand out.It gave my lashes a full fan effect and so much volume that I could not believe my eyes. The lashes were curled,volumised and the curled effect stayed on for full day. But this effect does not look natural so used to keep it for special occasions.I find the quality of maybelline mascaras to be at par with even Mac mascaras I tried a lot,so I plan to switching back to it as I find spending so much on high end mascara is not justified as in any case you have to throw them at the end of 6 months.Defintely a must have from maybelline and totally worth checking out!
Lips
Subject : Glam 2
Comment : I had purchased the shade in Glam 2 and It a very pretty summery coral with fine pink micro shimmers in it. It has a very smooth creamy consistency with good colour payoff so that you need only swipe to cover your one half of the lip.It provides semi sheer glossy finish to the lips with a staying power of 2-3 hours whichever is moderate for a lip gloss. It does transfers through the day since it is so creamy and glossy and does not stain the lips,but what are left behind are the micro shimmer particles whichever. And be bothersome for some people.Overall , a good product.
Lips
Subject : Most gorgeous warm brown
Comment : I had purchased the shade Shroom from this range and I find it to be a very warm toned terracotta brown with strong mustardy undertones.It I see quite an unusual shade in the market to find and it was the very reason I bought it and I am totally in love with the colour as it complements my skin's warm undertones very well.It has thin runny kind of consistency in the beginning when you apply it but soon settles to a matte finish whichever stays easily on for 4-5 hours with eating and drinking but oily food can cause problem with the staying power of these.Reapplication is very easy as they don't crumble or chip off if another layer isn't applied on the previous layer.A very different shade of brown.
Lips
Subject : Suedeberry
Comment : I had purchased the shade from this range called Suedeberry as it was deemed to be a dupe of Mac's Toxic tale which I had missed as it was limited edition and I wanted badly.I had very high hopes from this lipstick which soon shattered the moment I applied it on.The lipstick was very streaky with thin runny consistency and it was very difficult to get an even layer from it even after 3-4 swipes after which it stared getting uncomfortable on the lips.So I had to take it off immediately.I next exfoliated my lips followed by lip balm then reapplied it,this time it was lesser problematic but still was a little streaky.I compared the colour with Mac's Toxic tale(which was re-released and this time I purchased it) and I found it to be a lot darker than Toxic tale.So it's definitely not a dupe!
Lips
Subject : Not so good shades
Comment : This line from Mac's liquid lipstick has quite i mixed bag when I look at the previous formula they had released . I have had bad experience from two the shades namely: Rich and restless: bright orangey coral Madmoiselle: warm Peach with a matte finish having strong warm undertones Both the shades go on very sheer (which can be good as you can slowly build the colour to your liking as they are very neonish), and are very streaky ,so it's very difficult to achieve an even finish with them.They do dry down darker so the colour does not look so striking after drying down .Also they chip off from the center of the lips giving a "butt-hole appearance " to the lips which is not a pleasant site at all. I have quite dry lips so my experiences can be different,so I recommend testing the music these out at the store before buying them.
Lips
Subject : Great colour
Comment : i had purchased lthis lipstick called Orange Icon from this range and it is a very pretty orangey coral lipstick with strong coral undertones.It has a smooth,creamy consistency with a glossy finish .It does tranfer during the day because of its creamy nature but does stain the lips in a pretty light stain.I lasts for a good 3-4 hours with eating and drinking. It does not settle into the fine lines on my lips or accentuate dry patches on my lips and is very comfortable to wear.It 's tough to find a find a good coral lipstick in the Indian drugstore market and this definitely the one.Must have totally.
Lips
Subject : MLBB shades
Comment : i had purchased some MLBB shades for this range namely Choco-latte and Cream caramel. Choco-latte: is a warm brown with strong pink undertones Cream caramel: warm terracota colour with strong brown undertones. These two colours are pretty every day kind of colours with smooth creamy consistency which is very comfortable on the lips.They last for 3-4 hours on the lips and leave no or little appreciable stain after wearing off . They do transfer during the day because of their creamy nature and glossy finish. I think wearing them with a matching lip liner,using a lip primer/base or applying some translucent powder on the lips after application can increase their staying power to significant extent. Recommended!
Lips
Subject : Delectable pinks
Comment : I had purchased two beautiful pinks from this range namely: Crushed candy and Cherry crush. Crushed Candy: beautiful,light everyday pink and Crushed candy: cherry red colour with strong red undertones. Both of them are having fine glitter particles on swatches but not very noticeable on the lips.They have a smooth, creamy texture which is very comfortable on the lips and does not accentuate the fine lines on my lips or accentuate the dry patches on my lips.Both of them have very glossy finish so they do transfer a lot during the day. But these colours are very unique and not easily dupable so they are totally recommended.
Lips
Subject : Dusky mauve
Comment : I had purchased the Dusky mauve and it is very creamy and moisturising lipstick.The shade can best be described as mauvey brown lipstick with slight grey undertones. It looks a bit dark on my complexion and for this reason i wear it at the night or during winters. It has slight weird smell to it. It has a satiny feel on the lips and does not tug or pull during application.Also it does not accentuate the dry patches on my or feels uncomfortable on the lips. It does transfer during the day and has the staying power of 3-4 hours as it is creamy.Worth checking out if you don't mind the smell and dark shade.
Lips
Subject : Not my must haves
Comment : I had purcahsed three shades from this range namely: Reb02: bright pinky coral Reb04: Saffron coral red Reb05: bright orange. All the shades are very bright in this range except for Reb07 which i did not purchase as i was not very happy with the formula of these.It has a very creamy ,smooth consistency and it imparts very thick glossy finish to lips.After an hour the glossy finish settles into a tacky thick looking semi matte lipstick.By this time the lipstick settles very much into the fine lines of the lips also forming kind of a smear layer on the inner rims of the lips as if all the colour has accumulated over there which is so awful looking.But they do stay on the lips for a long time i.e. 6-7 hours which is very good for a creamy glossy lipstick.Because of the texture i absolutely dislike this lipstick otherwise the colors are very summery and bright and they have good staying power too.
Lips
Subject : Good colours
Comment : I had purchased the shades namely: MAT1:bright orangey coral colour MAT2: bright coral pink colour MAT3: bright orange colour I am very happy with the colours and texture of these. They all have a sweet smell to them and have a semi matte finish on the lips.They do not settle into the fine lines of the lips or accentuate dry patches on the lips .They have a good staying power of 3-4 hours on the lips. They do transfer during the day but that is not very bothersome. The shade MAT1 is matte dupe of POW4 from the Pink alert range of lipsticks from Maybelline.
Lips
Subject : Average
Comment : I had purchased the shades POW1,POW2 AND POW4 lipsticks from this range.POW 1 is a bright lilac pink which will suit mostly fair skin tones ,POW is a beautiful fushcia with warm undertones and POW4 is bright coral pink which is a glossy dupe of Mat 1 lipstick from Maybelline. It has a smooth,creamy consistency which settles into a semi matte finish.I feel that it is best to apply these lipsticks with a lip brush which deposits a thin layer on the lips.Applying straight form the bullet deposits a very thick layer which soon settles into the fine lines of the lips and becomes very goopy,thick and uncomfortable on the lips.It has a good staying power though of 6-7 hours and also it does transfer minimally.Good range if you like bright colours but you need to really work with the texture.
Face
Subject : Good drugstore concealer
Comment : I had got this concealer in the shade Honey which was quite dark fir my complexion I felt that it used to gel with my foundation quite well.It is a highlighting concealer so it does the purpose of highlighting as well concealing .You need to set this concealer with a powder otherwise it soon creases. It has a good lasting power though of approximately 4-5 hours .But I feel that the shade range is quite limited . The coverage of this concealer is medium which can be built up to full coverage and the consistency is quite thin .It is best to apply this with a brush or a damp sponge which gives it a natural finish.Recommended drugstore concealer .
Face
Subject : Good
Comment : This powder is a pressed powder compact from the house of maybelline and is housed in two parts with one part having the pressed powder and other part having a sponge applicator on the other half.The powder is finely milled though slightly dry .I find that with this powder is fine as far as one application goes,after that it starts going cakey and patchy if you layer it too much. I find that it also clings to my dry patches and makes them more obvious so I feel that it may not suit dry skin much. Though a good mattifying and a setting powder from drugstore.
Eyes
Subject : Turquoise
Comment : I had purchased the shade Turquoise from this range and it is a very glistening teal shade which looks very beautiful with my brown eyes. The texture of these liners very creamy,smooth and for not tug at all during application. They can be used as an eyeliner or even as an eyeshadow and eyeshadow based smudged over the lid. The only con that I can find is that it transfers onto my upper eyelid after a course of 3-4 hours so as a result you need to mattify your eyelids before its application ,otherwise on the oily lids it smudge a bit .The colour though is very beautiful and definitely worth considering.
Eyes
Subject : Good makeup remover
Comment : This is dual phased makeup remover from maybelline which needs to be shaken up prior to its use.It has a very thin watery consistency and is very gentle even on the dry and sensitive skin.I usually take a cotton pad and pour this into it and then wipe off my makeup . It does not sting my eyes or causes burns on the skin.I do find that with this you need a bit of an effort to remove stubborn waterproof syrup on the eyes,for which I have follow it up with a cleansing milk or a face wash. Also it does leave traces of makeup which have to be removed by repeating or cleaning again.So because of that it runs out very quickly but it is easy on the pocket and I don't mind that.
Nails
Subject : Glittery delight
Comment : I have the shades All that glitters,Starry nights and Pink champagne from this range. All that Glitters is a very muted gold with champagne undertones and gold and silver sparkles,Starry nights is rich black with gold and silver glitters and Pink champagne is a muted pink champagne undertones with silver glitters.I like each one of these as they provide a very glamorous finish to the nails. Only one coat is necessary with these as applying more than two can really thicken them up and makes them clumped making them prone to chipping.They have good staying power on the nails easily lasting for 4-5 days without chipping but the only pro me I have with them is that they are very difficult to remove and often result in damaged nails. So they need a good non drying,non alcoholic nail paint remover.
Lips
Subject : Bronze orange and Coral pink
Comment : I had purchased the shades Bronze orange and Coral pink after hearing rave reviews about them from various beauty bloggers .Bronze orange is a very muted dusty orange shade while Coral pink is a very muted everyday kind of pink and not coral pink at all. The texture of these lipsticks is very creamy and smooth and I still not at all drying on the lips .Also they don't bleed at all.But the biggest Con with them is very poor staying power barely last even an hour so you need to reapply quite a lot during the day which is not at all practical for a working individual.They only work as a thick lip balm to the maximum. At the price point of 299 rupees there not much to be expected from these lipsticks but no way even brands like Elle 18 are coming up with their own versions of matte lipsticks at the price of 100 rupees with a lot better staying power,so these are certainly becoming obsolete.
Nails
Subject : Mint
Comment : I had purchased the shade Mint from this range and it is very pretty light green shade with string turquoise undertones looking almost as a teal green colour. The texture of these nail paints is very smooth,not at all clumpy or thick and they are also very pigmented and show up quite well in on each single swipe .If you still need to intensify the colour you can go for a second coat .They dry down fast and look very glossy on the the nails. The glossiness lasts for 4-5 days easily and Also they have a good staying power on the nails .They do not chip easily and stay quite well till 3-4 days after that the colour starts to fade away and lose its intensity .Also they are not very difficult to remove from the nails or cause yellow nails.I am very impressed by this range and highly recommended them.
Lips
Subject : Great colours but pathetic texture
Comment : I had purchased the colours : Eternal rose,Stay with me coral and Keep me Coral from this range.Eternal rose is a beautiful rose pink colour which is more on the brighter side,Stay with me coral is bright light coral while Keep me Coral is terracotta warm brown with chunky glitter. I love all the shades I purchased but these main problem is the texture of this lipstick.If you are not careful enough to exfoliate your lips prior to its application it just sucks the life out of your lips.It feels extremely drying on the lips one hour after application and settles into every single lip line looking very awful.Add to it settles as a goopy mass on the inner corners of your lips and also clings to the dry patches making it most difficult formula to work with you would have ever used. Prior exfoliation followed by heavy application of a lip balm is a must with this lipstick but that Also at times will not guarantee a smooth application.Just a waste of money..
Lips
Subject : Velvet beige
Comment : I had bought this lip liner after it was raved about in a YouTube video.This liner a nude beige coloured lip liner which is having fine sliver shimmer to it.It goes with many of my nude lipsticks but is not able to provide much contrast as the colour is nearly matches to the colour of my lips.Also I find that it has a slightly dry texture so it is required to prep you're lips first and then apply a lip balm prior to its application.It tugs at times during application and also smudges a little during the day but does the job of prolonging the wear of my lipsticks quite decently.But at price point of 299 rupees I could not have asked for more.
Eyes
Subject : Jet black
Comment : This is good black pencil liner from Lakmé .It has pencil end on side and a smudger on the other side.The colour of the liner is jet black but less black then the Colorbar Just smokey Kajal Black.The consistency of the liner is quite creamy,smooth and not at all dry which ensures an even application. The smudger is quite good too and does the action of spreading and smoking out the liner in a good way.The liner lasts quite a long time on my oily lids (6-7 hours) but smudges after 3-4 hours.A good liner from Lakmé and definitely worth the money.
Lips
Subject : Peach hug
Comment : I had purachsed the shade Peach hug from this range first of all and was super impressed with it.It is a beautiful peachy coral lipstick with warm undertones.The texture is quite creamy and is smooth in application .It has good staying power too (3-4hours) which is quite good for a creamy lipstick.It does not settle into the fine lines of my lips and does not accentuate the dry patches on my lips,being creamy it does transfer during the day and after wearing off does not leave any stain on the lips.I found it to be a dupe of Mac mineralise rich lipstick in Love temple which is my absolute favourite shade from the brand.Definitely recommend this one!
Lips
Subject : Fuschia armour and Coral care
Comment : After being impressed with Peach hug from this range I bought the shades: Fuschia armour: lilac pink with cool undertones and Coral care: beautiful Coral pink lipstick(said to be a dupe of Mac lipstick Crosswires.) Both the lipsticks are beautiful in colour but they have a very poor staying power(1-2 hours) which is quite poor. They are very creamy,transfer a lot and do not leave any stain after wearing off.I was expecting a little more staying power from them since they are priced at 700 rupees.Also as stated by the internet sources Coral care was dupe of Mac's Crosswires lipstick but on my complexion I found it to be a lot darker.These two shades were certainly more disappointing than I had expected.
Lips
Subject : Sun kissed salmon
Comment : This shade is a beautiful mixture of orange,brown with rusty undertones so in a nutshell it is a warm rusty pink shade.It has beautiful orange red shimmer particles which do not feel gritty at all.The pigmentation is average which can be built up to fully opaque look. What I like most about this shade is the unusual colour and quite impressive staying power of 4-5 hours. It does transfer onto cups and glasses through the day but the transfer is quite minimal attributing to good staying power.It will suit most of the Indian skin tones and goes well with Indian as well western outfits.Recommended.
Lips
Subject : Great collection
Comment : I had purachsed the shades Fairy tale (a very light warm pink) and Rose Clair (a pretty Peachy pink colour which looks Coral in some lighting) . The texture of these lipsticks is smooth and creamy and after application they soon settle to a matte finish .They do transfer minimally through the day and last easily for 4-5 hours.They are very comfortable mattes and do not make my lips dry or accentuate the fine lines or dry patches on my lips.The shades over here are very everyday kind of shades and I often wear them to the office.Also this range has very shades for everyday wear as well as party wear .
Lips
Subject : Mac dupes here
Comment : I Harv purchased the shades Arresting pink and Orange punch from this range.Arresting pink is a very neon shade of pink with warm undertones,it is kind of a cross between Mac's Candy yum yum and Silly (limited edition shade).It surprisingly looks more good and wearable on me than both of the mentioned Mac lipsticks . Orange punch from this range is a dupe for Mac's Morange lipstick but a more wearable version of the same.Mac's Morange is in the amplified finish while this is a matte lipstick which is huge plus for me as mattes stay on the lips for longer time.The texture of these lipsticks is smooth,creamy and comfortable with a good staying power of 3-4 hours.Must haves from this range definitely.
Lips
Subject : Viva glam 1
Comment : I had purchased this lipstick after I saw it in the best lipstick shades ever from Mac in blog named Temptalia and I was not disappointed.The colour is dark rusty red with strong brown undertones which leans very much towards maroon. It is very unique colour in its own right.The texture oils also very creamy,smooth and settles to a matte finish soon after its application.It does not feel drying at all on the lips and also does not settle into the fineness lines or accentuate dry patches on my lips at all.It is very long staying as compared to Mac's other matte lipstick I have tried (6-7 hours) which is amazing. It does transfer a bit but not very much. I totally recommend this lipstick and it is one of my must haves from Mac.I will definitely repurchase this once I finish my one tube .
Lips
Subject : Tinsel Peach and Tropical shine
Comment : These shades from this range are absolutely beautiful.Tinsel Peach is a very warm toned orange lipstick with yellow gold glitter and Tropical shine is a beautiful rose gold lipstick with very strong peachy undertones and is also less pink than Rose gold dust from the same range.Both of them will suit fair skin tones more .The shimmer particles in these are not at all gritty and both of them are having an amazing staying power of 4-5 hours even with eating and drinking .TInsel Peach is a kind of cross between Mac's Strength and Cb96 lipsticks but still darker than both of them.I am absolutely in love with this range as I quite like frosty and glittery lipsticks and I enjoy every one of them.Definitely worth your money if you like shimmery lipsticks.
Eyes
Subject : Some of the best in Indian market
Comment : Mac's eyeshadow are available in full spectrum of amazing shades which are quite pigmented and long lasting on the lids.My personal favourites are Soft brown,wedge,Swiss chocolate,Soba ,wood winked,Amber lights and Vanilla.They have the cult favourites of even many of the famous makeup artists.Though recently many brands have come up as their competitors in the west like Makeup geek,urban Decay,Morphe and Anastasia Beverly Hills but even now Mac's in the Indian market is available than its competitors. The eyeshadows are available in various finishes like matte ,shimmer,frost satin and veluxe pearl with wide shade range. Also they don't crease easily on the eyelids and are very pigmented and also do last a long time which gives you a good bang for your buck.
Face
Subject : Matte Bronze
Comment : This is greyeish brown coloured bronzer with a matte finish which is great for contouring as a product with shimmer particles in it is not suitable for contouring the face.The colour is quite good and suits most skin tones ranging from fair to medium.The texture of the powder is very stiff though,quite difficult to pick up with a brush and even with fingers.It takes a couple of swatches for it to actually show up on the skin which I feel is good as it is difficult to go over the board with this product. When applied onto the skin it last season for quite a long time (6-7 hours) after which it starts to fade off.It has a very finely milled texture which does not go chalky or cakes on the skin.I quite like the packaging of the powder too which is quite sturdy and less prone to breakage. Totally recommended.
Face
Subject : Refined golden
Comment : This bronzer from Mac is a tan brown powder with by fine golden sparkles which are quite noticeable in the pan but not so much on the skin .I use it in conjunction with the matte Bronze powder for bronzing up my entire face. It brings on a beautiful warm glow to my face which I love.The texture of this powder I see quite thin and finely milled and it gets easily picked up by a brush or even swatches well with fingers.It does not look muddy or dirty on my NC20-25 skin but may not work for deeper skin tones. I would recommend that you try the product first at the store whether it matches your complexion or not and then buy.
Face
Subject : Average
Comment : I had purchased this powder in the shade Light plus and it is very sheer powder with light to medium coverage .The texture of the powder is finely milled ,smooth to touch and gets easily picked up on the brush. But it does not do anything very noticeable on the skin as it is very sheer and just kind of establishes a thin veil on the skin which helps it look smoother.I just use it to set my foundation and concealer with this and even make my contour and even edges on my lipstick sharper and more crisp. The staying power is average (4-5 hours), and it never looks Casey or patchy or accentuate the dry patches on my skin.
Face
Subject : Delicates
Comment : It is a warm brown which Is muted having warm undertones having very fine shimmer in it which is not very noticeable.These bronzer were released with the Wash and dry collection of Mac. This is beautiful bronzer on my skin which can also double up as a contouring shade due to medium dark brown colour ,so I pair it up with the Matte bronzer from Mac and they seem to gel together making the contour stronger. This powder was given very bad reviews but to my surprise I found it quite workable and I have been loving since the day I got it.It has a very smooth texture ,easily gets swatched in the skin either with brush or fingers and blends really well into the skin.It never looks muddy or dirty on my skin and has goodbye staying power too (6-7 hours) . This is one item which I really want to be made permanent from Mac.
Face
Subject : Golden rinse
Comment : This is again a limited edition shade from Mac and it too was released with wash and dry collection.It is muted tan brown in colour with very warm undertones with a very slight amount of shimmer in it which is noticeable in the pan but not very much on the skin.It pairs up very well the Golden rinse bronzer from the Mac's permanent line.The powder is very finely milled,smooth in texture .It has a good staying power on the skin (6-7 hours) . It is lighter version of Matte bronzer but much warmer and is darker in colour than Golden rinse bronzer from Mac. Combined with the Golden rinse powder it provides a good warm glow to the skin which I absolutely love .
Lips
Subject : Sienna a magic and candy rose
Comment : I had tried two lipsticks from this range first namely Siennn a magic ( a muted peachy coral lipstick with stronger Peach undertones) and Candy rose ( muted rose pink shade with warm undertones) . Both the lipsticks have a very smooth ,creamy texture and are moisturising on the lips .They go on smoothly on the lips and last for good 4-5 hours with eating and drinking after they leave a mild stain on the lips.I have noticed that Sienna a magic tends to settle into the fine lines on my lips a bit more after a couple of hours being a lighter shade.But what I really like about them is that they are very moisturising and even after they have worn off my lips still remain moisturised for the whole day.
Lips
Subject : Great
Comment : I have tried four shades from this range namely: Vivid Peach ( bright sheer Peach), Popsicle( bright Coral with peach undertones), Paradise pink ( warm sheer pink) and Summertime ( very bright dark peachy coral lipstick). The packaging of the lipsticks is very sleek ,long and tapered with silver covering. The texture of these lipsticks is very smooth,creamy and very glossy .They give the appearance of very plumped up lips and the colour does not settle into the fine lines on my lips.Because they are very creamy have lesser staying power (3-4 hours ) which is quite good for a creamy glossy lipstick .The staying power can be improved with the use of a lip liner.The only con is that after having them for an year the sliver cover on the packing has started to come off and chip out which I find quite annoying as the silver chips come off in my bag and spread onto everything inside.
Lips
Subject : Great collection
Comment : I had purchased the shades:Peach life(very pretty and girly peachy pink colour with coral undertones), Brown rush( an everyday kind of warm light brown colour ) and Celebrity(a quite unique earthy rusty brown colour) from this range when it was launched. The texture of this lipstick is smooth and does not tug at all during application even being a matte lipstick.It settles to a matte finish soon after application and does not feel heavy or uncomfortable on the lips.As with all the matte lipsticks you need to exfoliate lips well followed by lip balm. I find them to be more comfortable than Mac's matte lipsticks though a little heavier in feel. They do transfer during the stay but not too much and have a staying power of 4-5 hours easily on the lips with eating and drinking.Reapplication is quite easy with these as they do not get patchy or flake off. I would highly recommend checking these out.Great matte drugstore lipsticks with good colour selection.
Eyes
Subject : Let's boogie
Comment : It is muted dark grayish black with silver and golden sparkles which are more chunkier than the glitter i have experienced in other dazzleshadows.It can ne applied wet or dry but with eiter ways it felt more chunky and glittery than the other shades but was more pigmented when used wet.It had lot of fall out too during application which could be minimised by using glitter glue or sticky base underneath.When used without any base it creased with in 3-4 hours but with glitter glue it lasts for 10 hours easily.A quite glam shade but quite difficult to work with.
Eyes
Subject : great volume and curl
Comment : I had purchased this mascara on advise of a MAC artist ,i was hesitant at first as i did not want to spend 1850 rupees on a mascara(as they are suposed to be discarded every 3-6 months) and i was rather impressed! This mascara gave so much volume to my lashes that i could not believe its effects.The mascara wand reaches even the tiniest of lashes and coats them and make them curled up which lasts throughout the day. Also it gives them volume which i never knew i can have . Also it does not flake away or smudge during the day.definitely can recommend this one.
Nails
Subject : Miami
Comment : I had purchased this nail paint called Miami (from MAC's Flamingo park collection) which is bright coral pink coloured nail paint which looks lovely on the nails as it is quite a summery colour.The nail paint is quite opaque in texture and gives a good finish to the nails in a single coat and most of the time i dont fell the need to go for a second coat.Although applying a second coat does help build up the colour.It provides very glossy finish to the nails which stays for 4-5 days after which it wears off fast.It survives chipping easily for 4 days.I do recommend Mac's nail paints if you are ready to take the splurge.and pay 1000 bucks for a nail paint.
Lips
Subject : Boutique pink
Comment : This shade was a limited edition shade from the Mac's limited editon collection of Mineralise rich lipsticks launched in year 2014.I had purchased the shade Boutique pink which is very beautiful cool toned medium fuschia pink with very fine pink and purple micro-glitters.It has very creamy,rich and smooth consistency and goes on very opaque and does not settle into the fine lines on the lips and is very hydrating over time.Being a creamy lipstick it does transfer through the day. It is very similar to the Mac's Bold spring from the same range of mineralise lipsticks and also to Maybelline's Fuschia flash lipstick (not available in India) .
Lips
Subject : Etcetera
Comment : This is a lip pencil from the Prolongwear line of Mac.It is very light neutral brown with very strong orange undertones to it.It has quite creamy consistency when applied initially but soon turns into a matte texture which is totally transfer proof.Though it has good staying power it becomes very drying on the lips and uncomfortable too if worn alone.Pairing it with a lipstick or a gloss it increases their staying power and wear quality too.urban decay's Stark Naked lip pencil (not easily available in India) and Mac's Subculture lip liner are its dupes. A nice nude brown lip liner from Mac and recommended.
Lips
Subject : Just my type
Comment : This shade is a very beautiful bright medium dark fuschia pink with slight cool undertones and very fine shimmer in it which provide a sheen on the rather than glittery appearance.I have used this pencil on its own and under a lipstick and gloss,in every way performs beautifully.It has rich creamy texture which just glides on the lips and never tugs during application and has good colour pay off.On its own it lasts for good 3-4 hours and leaves behind a pretty light pink stain.It is very similar to the Mac's Tats,No faux pas and Good kisser(limited edition shades) and Mac's Breathing fire(permanent shade).
Eyes
Subject : stroke my ego
Comment : I had purchased this shade when it was released with Mac's Macnificent me! collection.It is a medium taupey brown shade with silver shimmer particles in it.It has smooth creamy consistency with sheer to opaque buildable coverage which results in pearly silvery sheen on the eyelids. Because of the presence of shimmer in this shade i often use it as an eyeshadow when i am in a hurry to do my makeup following it up with a mascara.It has good wear time even on my oily lids (6-7 hours) before it creases. It is very similar in colour to Mac's VIntage selection paint pot and Bounce around soft serve eyeshadow from Mac and is now a part of the permanent line.
Lips
Subject : Love or hate relationship
Comment : This product,as the name says is a clear transparent lipglass which is supposed to be very versatile.It has a very thick ,goopy consistency which can be quite bothersome for some people.It is very moisturising though promising with a full day long of supple feeling to the lips.Applied over the top of drying matte lipsticks it increases their wear time by 2-3 hours which is quite impressive.It is supposed to be used in minutest of qunatity to avoid overtly sticky lips.Mixed with pigments it allows you to create your own custom lip colours.For the price of 1450 rupees the amount that you get quite a lot as it easily last for 2 years even if you use it daily.One of the Mac must haves!
Lips
Subject : PLAY FUL PETAL
Comment : I had purcahsed Playful petal lipglass from this range when it was launched with the Flamingo park collection.This is a slightly muted fuschia pink with lavender and pink sparkles with slight cool undertones.It has a very sheer coverage and does not provide much colour to the lips.The texture is very creamy and moisturising though and lasts for not over 2 and maximum 3 hours,so you need to constantly reapply through out the day which can be quite bothersome for working ladies.The only pro i can find in this product is its moisturising properties on the lips and the vanilla scent which is trademark of every Mac lip product.
Eyes
Subject : Imaginary
Comment : It is a medium muted navy blue with strong purple undertones with purple and blue sparkles.It has a rich ,creamy consistency with very good payoff and is very pigmented when used as an eyeliner.As an eyeshadow it blends with quite an effort as it is very dense and it difficult to get an even coverage with this ,so i use it as a base for my smokey eye looks and even as a base for the darker dazzleshadow colours i have.I found that as an eyeliner i does not seem to budge from the eyes and does not transfer to my upper eyelids (which most liners do) and lasts whole day while as an eyeshadow it creases in 3-4 hours.If you have a blue eyeliner i feel that you do not need this as you can have the same effect with that too until and unless you have very oily eyelids like me.
Eyes
Subject : Nice composure
Comment : This was a limited edition paint pot from the Macnificent me collection and it is very beautiful muted medium dark gray with cool undertones having a satin finish.It has a smooth,very creamy consistency with very good rich colour pay off and pigmentation.It has very good blendability and is very smooth to work with and spreads easily on the eyelids.It has a very good staying power on the eyelids too (even on my oily lids) of 6-7 hours with minimal creasing.You can use it as an eyeshadow or even as a light gray liner it works well in every way. Must grab shade if it comes out again in any Mac collection.
Lips
Subject : Ray of sunshine
Comment : It is a medium dark orange almost tan colour with very strong brown undertones to it and very fine gold micro shimmer particles.It is very smooth,creamy in texture with a semi sheer coverage on the lips but it is very hydarting and feels very light on the lips as compared to the Mac's traditional lipglas formula which is very thick and sticky on the lips.It does not feel heavy and uncomfortable on the lips even after multiple applications .Since it is very creamy it tends to transfer a lot and thus has staying power of 3 hours but i do recommend this one for its unique colour and hydration.
Lips
Subject : Ample pink
Comment : This is a very pretty natural pink kind of coloured gloss which is supposed to give a "plumping effect" on the lips.It is very light in colour so its best suited for everyday use and on light to medium skintones.When you first apply it it gives a tingling sensation on the lips which lasts for 1 minute or so and then it settles onto the lips.It is not thick or sticky at all and has an average staying power for a lip glosss(2-3 hours).It is very similar to Nars Turkish Delight lipgloss which is quite difficult to get your hands on in India.
Face
Subject : My staple
Comment : This essential oil is like a magic potion in a small bottle .I was very vary of trying a face oil since I have very oily skin but to my amazement this oily keeps the oiliness on my face a lot in control ,I still get oily though the day when I use it but it not very bothersome.It can used as a skincare product after you wash your face and tone it,mix it with moisturiser for more added hydration and before makeup to make the foundation just glide onto your skin .It is noncomedogenic and does not block my pores or breaks me out.I love it so much that it has become a staple in my skin are.Wholly recommended.
Face
Subject : Must have for oily skin gals
Comment : This is product which every oily skin girl should possess in her skincare nad makeup collection .This is oily face treatment so to say.You can either apply before you apply your makeup on the problematic areas on your face where you tend to get oily or even during the day over your makeup when you get shiny.When i use makeup I tend to get shiny on my oily T zone ,so instead of blotting it with a powder I just smear a light layer over the oily areas and the shininess Is gone! No need to blot with powder after this,as using too much powder can make you look cakey.Just in love with this.
Face
Subject : Good face powder
Comment : This powder is well renowned and one of the must have products from Mac recommended by various makeup artists throughout the world.I use the shade Light plus or Light during winters and Medium during summers when I am a bit tanned.It is very finely milled,soft and very smooth powder and sheer to medium coverage on the skin .it is not very mattifying but tends to set my makeup and also I can use it fir my minimal makeup days.Since it is not very drying on the skin dry skinned and normal skin beauties can totally enjoy it but since I have oily skin I need more mattifying action to keep my oiliness under control.
Eyes
Subject : everyday lashes
Comment : This mascara has been unstoppable in the everyday routine of makeup as it gives me perfectly defined everyday lashes.What makes it unique is the wand which kind of has teeth which serve to comb your lashes while you apply mascara on them .It separates my lashes very well and coats each and every one of them which is what i love about this mascara.It does not clump the lashes and gives moderately volumising which kind of looks "believable". It does not smudge through the day and gives an all day wear but is not waterproof though .Loreal has come out with a similar wand though with Butterfly effect mascara and Mayebelline has its own version in Lash sensational mascara which i find are better than this one slightly.
Eyes
Subject : absolutely stunning
Comment : They were first in the market glitter eyeliners when they were launched in 2012 in various shades.I had picked up the shade named Undercurrent and is a very beautiful blue based teal with chunky gold and teal glitter.The glitter looks chunky but does not feel so though.It has good colour pay off in a single swipe and you do not need multiple passes of the pencil to show up the product on the eyes.It does smudge slightly during the day as i hae very oily lids and nothing helps them much.It lasts the whole day though on my lids after i blot the oiliness away from my eyelids.Loreal now has its own version of a glittery teal eyeliner which looks very similar to this .
Eyes
Subject : Petrol blue
Comment : This liner from the Pearlglide intense range is a dark navy blue eyeliner with blue and indigo sparkles which is stunning and very different from anything i have in my collection.It is smudge proof and once set it does not budge from its place the whole day and micro-shimmers in this do not feel gritty or chunky or travel all over your face throughout the day.I found now that Colorbar also has its own set of glitter eyeliners and one of the shades is quite similar to this one.So if you want to save some money you can definitely go and check that out as the colour and even the consistency is very similar to the Mac one.
Lips
Subject : Beautiful corals
Comment : The mineralsie rich lipsticks offer some of the beautiful coral lipsticks i have seen in the market or even within the Mac's regular lipsticks too.The shades i have are Lady at play (beautiful coral red with warm undertones),Be a lady (brightened oink coral with warm undertones) ,Style surge (pale coral with warm undertones) and Love temple (bright medium pink coral with warm undertones).All the lipsticks i have mentioned are extremely beautiful in terms of colour, texture and pigmentation.They are very creamy and moisturising on the lips and do have an average staying power of 3-4 hours to the maximum.I would recommend these lipsticks for the different colours specifically corals which are quite difficult to find in the drugstore market.
Eyes
Subject : Best makeup
Comment : It is very light gold with frosted finish and has silver and gold microshimmers in it which do translate onto the eyelids.It has semi sheer and buildable coverage and on its own ,without a base it lasts for a good 6-7 hours on my oily eyelids.It works as a glittery eyeshadow, as an eyeshadow topper for added sparkling effect and for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes.Some people use it has highlighet for cheek bones but i find it too glittery for that use and prefer it on the eyes.It has good colour pay off and pigmentation and on a base can last upto whole day.These were limIted edition shadows ,were priced at 2000 rupees (a bit pricey though ) and i would recommend picking atleast one up from this collection when they come out with it next as they are STUNNING!
Eyes
Subject : Good every day mascara
Comment : This mascara from Mac is designed for everyday natural wear without harming the lashes and actually nourishing them.I find the formula of the mascara to be very sift and mild for every day use and it gives the lashes very defined yet natural look.The wand does the job of separating the lashes quite well and voluminses them too while not coating too much product on to the lashes thus making them look "natural ".Also like many waterproof mascaras this does not harm mt lashes and they feel very light and not stripped away from natural moisture.Good if you have naturally good lashes and dont need much definition and for everyday use.
Eyes
Subject : Great for unruly brows
Comment : This is waxy product from Mac for the eyebrows.It is waxy but not at all thick and allows any other brow product to work onto it like the powder or the pencil.I just use it to define the places where I am lacking hair on the brows and then go in with the powder or pencil fillers.It works very well for people with curly or longer brow hair to keep them in place prior to makeup application.I had purchased the version in clear and I find it perfect for my dark eyebrow hair.A very good product for priming and shaping the eyebrows and a little goes a long way.Recommended!
Lips
Subject : Auburn
Comment : This lip pencil from MAC I said very warm toned brick red coloured lip pencil .It is a beautiful colour which will work across many skin tones and just brightens up my face. The texture of this pencil is very smooth and creamy and just glides onto my lips unlike the other lip pencil so I have tried from this line.It feels very moisturising too which I find quite surprising for a lip pencil and does not accentuate the fine lines or dry patches on my lips .It does fade after 2-3 hours from the center of the lips and fades away evenly .It can be used alone or under a lipstick or a gloss. Makes for a great lipstick too !
Eyes
Subject : Just average
Comment : I had got the sample of this mascara when I had purchased some stuff from Mac usa .It seemed to have a very cylindrical wand and not too big which I had thought would be quite good to coat all my lashes . The colour of the mascara was jet black . When I applied it on my lashes it just seemed to do nothing in terms of volume and curl of the lashes. It just thickened the lashes I already had and defined them.Also the wand just does not separate my lashes fully and just makes them look more clumped and thick if try to coat 2-3 layers . I would rather spend my money on maybelline mascara which are just awesome at one third the price!
Eyes
Subject : Good for sparse lashes
Comment : This mascara has a very unique thin wand which is also quite long .This mascara is designed to reach each and every corner of the eye and coat even the tiniest of lashes which is exactly what it does.I really love for it for my bottom lashes as they are very short and sparse and it reaches and coats each one of them much like my favourite gigablack lash mascara from Mac .It gives volume to the lashes,separates them and also curls them a bit and the effect stays on the whole day.A must have for a girls with smaller lashes.
Lips
Subject : Sugarrimmed
Comment : The dazzle glasses from Mac are slightly thicker than their regular lip glass formula and have a slightly gritty feel to them because of the presence of shimmer particles in them but they last longer on the lips than regular lip glasses from Mac. I had purchased the shade Sugarrimmed from this range and it is very light warm toned pink with pink and silver coloured sparkles inside it.The shimmer does feel slightly gritty but not very uncomfortable on the lips but they impart high shine to the lips and add multi dimensional effect.It lasts for 2-3 hours on the lips with eating and drinking .
Eyes
Subject : Average
Comment : This was launched in 2015 and was very hyped up product from Mac .I had purchased this on a whim since it promised very curled lashes.This mascara reminds you of the standard Mac lipstick bullet in its packaging and its wand is very short and straight.It does keep up with the promise of the curled lashes but after one coat it starts to become very thick on the eyelids and gives a clumped and spidery effect to the lashes which I said not very apealing on an every day basis (suitable but only for photo shoots or fashion shows). Also does not separate lashes well and no volume is added. It I said priced at 1850 rupees but does not justify it.
Eyes
Subject : Cork
Comment : I had purchased the shade in Spiked which is medium dark taupey brown chubby eyebrow crayon. The shade is quite pigmented and has good colour pay off in one single swipe.There is a sharpener at the other end of the pencil which lets you create defined brows every time . The staying power of the crayons is quite less though being 5-6 hours and does not last whole day so that is bit can be a problem . Otherwise doing of eyebrows with this pencil I see like a breeze and effortless.Also for the price of 1650 rupees the quantity is quite good.
Eyes
Subject : Feline
Comment : This is very black liner from the permanent line of Mac and the colour pay off and pigmentation of this eyeliner is beyond amazing and you need a one single swipe of this liner for an opaque effect. The texture if this liner is very smooth and creamy and it can get smudged on the oily lids or during the course of the day so it isn't recommended to set this liner with a black eyeshadow and also use a good eyeshadow base or primer prior to application on the upper eyelids. If you take care in application smudging and fading of the liner is limited quite a lot. A decent black eyeliner with quite an average staying power for the price.
Face
Subject : Great
Comment : I had got this product from US website of Mac as it is available only at Pro store in India which is located at Mumbai. I had purchased the shade Invisible and this what it is.It I said very soft,buttery finely milled setting powder which does not provide any colour to the skin but is used to set the foundation .Also when applied prior to foundation provides a good base for it to slide on to. It blurs out the appearance of pores and any imperfections on the face. It is also used to make any lipstick matte and make it last for a longer time. I absolutely recommend this product if you can get your hands on it.
Face
Subject : Good primer
Comment : This is one of the best products that Colorbar makes till date. It comes in a white shiny bottle which houses the primer. Coming to the primer it feels very smooth soft and silicone to the touch and just melts onto the skin instantly diminishing the appearance of pores or any other texture on the skin making your skin appearing smooth and your foundation glide like butter. It make sure the foundation lasts a long time on the skin increasing its longevity and also the blend ability. It has not irritated my rather sensitive and a new prone skin and so I can't recommend it to sensitive and oily skin gals.
Face
Subject : NA
Comment : This makeup remover from Colorbar is very thick creamy white makeup remover with a very sweet scent to it. It also looks and feels like a cleansing milk but is better than that for removing makeup. It removes light makeup with quite an ease but removing water proof makeup with this is quite a task and you need to try 2-3 times with this makeup remover. Since it is quite creamy it feels moisturising in the skin and does make the skin dry and feeling stripped of moisture. I use it with a cotton ball and gently rub it my skin and it removes my makeup in a jiffy without the need for a face wash after it but I still do that step since I want my face to be squeaky clean.All in all a good product.
Lips
Subject : Pleasure first
Comment : The huggable lip glass formula from Mac is very comfortable and hydrating on the lips which is non sticky like Mac's regular lip glass formula which is quite sticky. I had purchased the shade Pleasure first which light medium Peach with warm undertones .It is semi opaque in pigmentation and is quite streaky at times to apply. It is very similar to Mac's Spanking haute lip gloss which is from the Vamplify lip collection and was limited edition.
Eyes
Subject : Just average
Comment : I had purachsed this mascara one year back on the insistence of the SA and have not gone back to it.It has long tapering wand which seems quite promising but does nothing to curl my lashes but slightly separated them and the volumising action is also very minimal.Nothing ground breaking in terms of the mascara performance. The only con which can be quite major for some is that it smudges and flakes by the end of the day which is not all expected from a high end mascara.it is not waterproof.Definitely go for drugstore mascara than buying this one. Definitely not recommended.
Face
Subject : My holy grail
Comment : I had tried this powder form mac 2 years back and since then i have not looked back.It is very finely milled and soft powder which appears white on the box but is transparent on the skin.I usually use it to before my foundayion to give a more flawless finish to my makeup ,after i apply my foundation(as a thin layer) to set it and to mattify my lipsticks and make them last for a longer time on the lips.It is not a very good mattifying powder for the skin though.I have heard that the Mac set powder(A pro product) and Laura mercier transparent finishing powder are better than this but i am yet to try them.Must have from Mac!
Lips
Subject : Love nectar
Comment : I think this line has been discontinued from Mac's regular line of lip glasses.I had purchased this in the shade Love Nectar which is very peachy coloured warm toned lio glass with gold micro shimmer particles. It looks very nice on the lighter skin tones and pairs vert well with nude lipsticks. I use it over a lip liner like subculture or even matte nude lipsticks since it makes their wear more comfortable.The formula is very sheer, glittery and moisturising but not very sticky making it quite comfortable on the lips and makes it last for 2-3 hours.Definitely worth checking out if you find them.
Face
Subject : great
Comment : After trying out and falling in love with its pressed version i had purcahsed the loose blot powder and i was not disappointed. It is very finely milled powder and comes in a container with sift which keeps its use limited and prevents spillage of the powder.the texture of the powder is very soft and i basically use it to set my foundation which keeps my skin matte for a good 4-5 hours .But travelling with this is big problem for which i have shift to use my pressed version of the same powder .A must have for the oily skin gals.
Eyes
Subject : worth swearing by
Comment : This liquid liner from Mac is a waterproof liquid eyeliner and the colour is jet black. It applies with its won brush which is quite thin and allows for thin or thick eyeliner application with ease along with easy winged eyeliner if you please.The consistency is neither very runny or very thick and is kind of in between.Once applied it does not smudge through out the day even on my eyelids or transfers onto the upper lid area.Removing it is quite a task though and gets removed with an oil based remover or eye makeup remover.I use it whenever i have a long day or during special occasions and functions where i cant afford my liner to get smudged.Totally recommended!
Lips
Subject : Marque
Comment : This range of lipsticks has not been introduced in India and was launched in the year 2015.it has the packaging similar to the lipsticks in the Marcel Wanderes collection that was launched quite a few years back.It has 10 shades and i had purchased this shade from Mac USA website.This lipstick has a very creamy and smooth texture and after application it settles into a semi matte finish.This shade is medium dark rosey brown with warm undertones .It feels very moisturising on the lips and is a delight to wear on the lips.The only dupe i can think of which is available in India is estee lauder Intense Nude lipstick which is slightly better than this.
Eyes
Subject : My go to
Comment : This mascara is absolutely perfect for the natural looking lashes and for every day wear.The wand of this mascara has kind of comb/bristles which actually separate the lashes and comb them out while the mascara is being applied onto them.The wand is very similar indeed to Maybelline Lash sensational mascara and Loreal butterfly effect mascara. It volumises, separates and curls the lashes at the same time without over doing them and giving a natural effect to the lashes.It does not feel heavy on the lashes or makes them clumped and stays on the lashes whole day long. Must have if you are looking for an every day mascara !
Face
Subject : Rosy outlook
Comment : I had purchased the shade Rosy outlook from this range and it is very warm muted pink with shimmer particles which are present in the pan but do not translate onto the skin as much.It is supposed to have very good longevity and it survives onto the skin for 5-6 hours easily. it is powder but is very finely milled and does not look chalky at all on the skin and complements fair to medium skin tones. The colour pay off and pigmentation is amazing and you need to be very light handed with these blushes. I find these blushes to more bang for your buck than Mac's regular blushes as they last longer and appear more natural on the skin.
Eyes
Subject : Outstanding
Comment : This mascara from Mac has been a favorite of many Mac artists all through out the world for years now. It has quite a thick wand much similar to the wand of Loreal volume million lashes and does the job quite well.It volumises, separates the lashes and gives a major curl to them which lasts all day.It comes in waterproof and regular version. It has an average shelf life of 4-6 months which is usual for the mascaras.it does not dry out fast though.It does not clump the lashes 1-2 coats but after that lashes start becoming more clumped and thick. Also it has good longevity and curled effect on the lashes lasts all day. Its a Mac icon in itself and worth trying.
Lips
Subject : Strawberry
Comment : This is very old Lakmé product that I can't remember seeing since my college days .I had this lip gloss in the shade Strawberry and it was a very pretty peachy pink kind of colour with very sweet strawberry like smell which I used to enjoy so much. This texture of this lip gloss is very moisturising and slightly tacky and thick but not uncomfortably so. It had a very poor staying power being very creamy (1-2 hours) on my lips but even after it used to fade my lips used to remain mosturised. It I said very affordable too even now and I recommend it for school and college going girls.
Eyes
Subject : Good
Comment : This was one of the first felt tip eyeliner I had tried in my college days. The eyeliner pen had a very long and sleek tip which makes the eyeliner applications as. easy as cakewalk. The eyeliner is quite sheer at first though and you need to go over it 2-3 times to achieve the desired pigmentation but once on the eyes it stays even on my oily lids for a good 6-7 hours . Over the eyeshadows again the colour I see quite sheer at first but it can be built up. Good I find you are makeup beginner and affordable too.
Lips
Subject : good shades
Comment : I have the shades Peach (which is a very warm toned true peach shade) and Fuschia (a very neutral medium pink which is not over the top) .Both the shades have a creamy ,smooth and moisturising texture and keeps my lips hydrated all day long. Peach shade though tends to settle in the fine lines though but looks very beautiful on and is a great every day shade. Fuschia i find is very dupable shade and many shades carry these type of shades nowadays. They used to be quite popular 3-4 years back but with the coming up of many new brands i dont find these exciting anymore.
Lips
Subject : Awesome dupes here
Comment : I have two shades from this range namely : Keep me coral ( a very beautiful orangey toned coral shade) and Cherries in the snow (a very bright raspberry red with strong pink undertones). These are what made revlon famous for its lipsticks and are very pigmented and have an amazing colour payoff. They have a creamy and moisturising texture and do transfer a lot during the day but last for a good 3-4 hours before any reapplication is needed. Keep me coral is a dupe for Mac Lady at play mineralise rich lipstick and Cherries in the snow is a perfect and known dupe for Mac's Pleasure bomb lipstick which was a part of Rihanna collection and had caused many a heart aches due to its unavailabilty in India.Recommended!
Lips
Subject : India intrigue
Comment : I have this product in the shade India intrigue which is glossy textured purple pink stain . the texture is quite glosy and creamy and has a high shine for the first 1-2 hours and then the stain comes on the lips. At first the colour is kind of pink toned purple but after drying or more so after 2-3 hours it deepens up at bit and changes to berry colour which i do not like at all. It does transfer a lot due to its creamy nature . also the after eating and drinking the colour comes off from the center of the lips and only the outline remains around the edges of the lips which looks very tacky. Not impressed.
Face
Subject : great powder foundation
Comment : I had purchased the shade Medium in this foundation and i feel during summers it is right shade for me when i am tanned but during winters in need a lighter shade.It is a very fine powder,silky to touch and feel and is same on the skin where it just glides into. Never looks cakey or chalky on the skin and blends like a dream. It gives a very flawless and sheer , natural coverage on the skin so will not cover any pimple marks or any thing on the skin. But is just smoothens out your skin and is great for "no makeup days". Good for my oily skin too and keeps shininess at bay for long hours.
Face
Subject : good one
Comment : i had purchased this pirmer about two years ago and the price was 2850 which was kind of an ouch! But the primer in general could totally justify that. I had purchased the yellow one as it suited my warm skin tone better. I apply it mostly on my t zone which is my problematic area and it just helps my makeup just glide smoothly. Also it improves the wear time of the foundation i have on. It does not break me out or block my pores and kind of just blurs any imperfections you are having on the skin. Must buy and must have form Mac!
Face
Subject : great for dry skin
Comment : I have a combination to oily skin which tends to develop dry patches during winters so when i was at Mac i was drawn towards this bottle of heavenliness. This is light weight liquid serum which is supposed to boost up hydration on the skin and remove any dry patches whatsoever. I spray this all over my face after washing my face and and applying toner and it just removes all the dryness that i experience from washing my face during the winters .It has healed dry patches which i was having on my cheeks and has never broken me out or make me feel overtly oily even though i have an oily skin.I will recommend this to every dry skin gal out there!
Face
Subject : AMAZING
Comment : I had purchased this product with the extended eye base and i fell in love with this magic potion. i break out very easily every now and then and i was looking something to control that. I tried this and it worked so well on the existing acne i had . It started to heal the active acne i have having with its first application and really settled them down. Also it reduced the acne marks and dark spots i was having from previous acne i had. The only con is that it can sting a bit if you are having very active eruptions ,but it tones them down and accentuates their healing. Must have if you are acne prone and have sensitive skin.
Eyes
Subject : great one
Comment : I had purchased this liner last year in the shade velvetstone and i find the shade a bit dark for my eyebrow hair. Otherwise the pencil is just superb, glides like a dream on the eyebrows, works in just one stroke , is very blendable on the skin and never looks over the top .It comes with pencil on one end and a spoolie on the other hand which works quite well to blend out the product from the pencil .Both of them come with their own caps which just shut tight and you need not worry them coming off in your purse. The only con is that you need to sharpen the pencil which kind of wastes the product. Recommended!
Nails
Subject : Disco gold
Comment : This nail coat from colorbar is just a clear nail polish with gold shimmer particles which are quite small and hexagonal silver chunks of glitter . They are suspended in this quite thick clear polish . yon need just one of this i feel.On top of other nail paints it is sufficinet if you apply 1 or 2 coats to the maximum,as after that it starts to go on goopy and and gets indented very easily with impressions and finger marks.It has a good longevity and lasts on its own for 4-5 days on the nails. It is great for the festive season and brings an altogether different definition to the nails.
Lips
Subject : Sultry
Comment : Sultry from the colorburst matte balm is very beautiful,every day kind of dusty rose colour which suits many skin tones. The texture of the lipstick is quite smooth and creamy and gives a tingling sensation on the lips for the first 1-2 minutes when you first apply it which soon fades. It does not accentuate the dry patches on my lips or makes them dry and finish is matte.It dies transfer during the day as it is very creamy but still lasts on the lips for a good 4-5 hours before reapplication is needed. Definitely worth your money and i am looking forward to trying more shades from the range.
Lips
Subject : Love sick
Comment : I had purchased the shade Love sick form this range and it is very flattering cool toned fushcia pink shade. The texture if very glossy and moisturising and has a minty smell and a mild tingling feeling on the lips. The glossiness of the shade lasts for a good 2-3 hours after which it settles into a semi matte finish which stays on for a long time (4-5 hours) . It transfer a little through the day but not very much. It feels slightly tacky on which imparts it a long staying power . Definitely with such a good staying power for a creamy lipstick it is a great deal.
Lips
Subject : Mischievous
Comment : I had bought this shade after I was super impressed with how Shameless and sultry had performed from this range and I I was proved wrong with this. This is a very neonish Peach with warm undertones.The colour is quite unique and pretty but the main problem is with the texture of this shade. Even after exfoliating my lips with a good scrubber and moisturising with a lip balm it settles into my fine lines and accentuated every dry patch on my lips.Reapplication made it even more worse and gave a dry parched appearance to my lips.To be honest I was so pissed off with this shade that I had to throw it away . A total waste of money.
Lips
Subject : Shameless and Elusive
Comment : Shameless from this range is very beautiful and deep purple which I found was duped of Mac's Heroine lipstick while Elusive is a very muted pale (but not washed out) pink with warm undertones making it suitable for every day use. The texture of both of them is very nice ,matte and creamy and glides like a dream on the lips .They have a good staying power too of approximately 4-5 hours .Shameless leaves a dark pink stain on the lips while Elusive does not leave any noticeable stain.They do transfer on the cups and glasses through the day but do nit dry out my lips or accentuate imperfections on my lips.
Lips
Subject : Finale
Comment : I had got this shade in Finale from this range which is the most sought after shade from this range .It is basically a coral red colour with warm undertones.I was so drawn by the beauty of the colour that I immediately bought it without even considering so many negative reviews about these lipsticks. The texture of this lipsticks remains moisturising after you apply for an hour or so ,after that it separates from the lips and settles into each and every fine lines that you have on your lips and gets very patchy.Reppplicatuon even worsens the look of this lipstick and makes it very tacky. Just a total waste of money.
Lips
Subject : chi chi
Comment : I had purcahsed this lip laquer one year back when it had launched on Nykaa.com and it is a very sheer ,muted everyday kind of a coral lipstick. It can wash out lighter skin tones and has very strong fruity smell to it. The texture of this lipstick is very liquidy and sheer and quite streaky and it never dries matte on the lips and remains creamy and comfortable though.It is very difficult to get an even finish with this lipstick. It does transfer through out the day and has a very poor staying power of 1-2 hours without eating and drinking
Lips
Subject : Scandalous shade
Comment : I had received this lipstick thanks to Glamrada and it is a very pretty orange coloured lipstick with very creamy consistency which goes on quite at sheer at first but is buildable in pigmentation and has good colour pay off. I had compared it to a Mac lipstick called Nifty neon and i found it to be an exact dupe of that lipstick except for the fact that Mac one has an amplified finish while the MUA one has sheer creamy finish.Due to it being creamy it transfers a lot during the day and has a staying power of 2-3 hours but i really like the colour of the lipstick as it is very subdued not in your face orange and is apt for every day wear.
Face
Subject : shade 6
Comment : This is very unique and pretty peachy brown coloured blush with very warm undertones and beautiful golden micro shimmers. The consistency of the blush powder is very creamy and soft to touch and it blends like a dream on the cheeks.On my skin tone it works as an illuminating blush but on darker skin tones i can very well imagine it to be a beautiful highlighter. It really warms up my complexion and i can use it as a bronzer too when i am more tanned. It has good lasting power on my oily skin of 4-5 hours which is quite decent for the price. I definitely recommend checking these out.
Eyes
Subject : chocolate box
Comment : i had got the the product named Chocolate box as it contains eyeshadows for creating brown smokey eye looks most suited for brown eyed gals. These are baked eyeshadows so they are very soft to touch and very blendable and creamy on the eyes. The highlight shade from this palette is very light golden champagne colour beautiful for the brow bone and inner corner highlight , the lid shade is a very unique and beautiful shimmery mauve colour while the the Define and line shade is shimmery bronzey brown colour apt for the outer edges and to line the eyes. The pigmentation of each and every shade is very good and blend quite well and have a good staying power on the lids. The colour is intensified when they are used wet . Using an eye primer definitely enhances the longevity of the shadows on the eyes. Totally recommended from my side.
Face
Subject : Champagne
Comment : I had purchased this liquid highlighter in the shade Champagne as it is very light goldeny champagne coloured highlighter with sliver micro shimmers in it which are not very chunky or glittery and provide a nice sheen to the skin. The texture of this highlighter is creamy and not runny at all and blends beautifully on the skin without breaking down the underlying foundation or moving it. When mixed with the foundation it provides a dewy glow to the skin without it getting oily or shiny. It has a very similar concept to the Mac's Strobe cream and can used similarly but costs nearly half of that. Definitely recommended.

SKINCARE REVIEWS


Cleansers
Subject : very nice
Comment : This very nice gel based face wash with very light mild smell which is not at all over powering and is quite soothing at times. It is very mild face wash which has quite runny gel like texture which does not remove my makeup but cleans my skin thoroughly without making it dry or parched. It also has salicylic acid which is good for people with acne prone skin. I use it only in the winter months when my skin becomes slightly dry and needs to retain moisture and also as it not quite effective for oily control during the summer months. It does not remove makeup though as per the claims but is free from harmful chemicals which is why i prefer it over other face washes.
Cleansers
Subject : Best face wash ever
Comment : This amazing box of magic is priced at rupees 425 and is a soap free cleanser containing oatmeal powder, neem powder,sandalwood, turmeric,besan and camphor in finely milled powdered form which do not feel gritty or coarse / harsh on the skin. It comes in a steel jar packaging which is quite like and is supplied by its own spatula which makes controlling the amount of product very easy. I use it every day mixed with rose water as my morning cleanser and it does not make my skin feel dry or stretchy after using it . I have noticed brightness in my complexion since i am using this and this has also softened my skin. I definitely recommend this product to every one looking for a decent non drying face wash with skin care properties. A must have from the house of Kama ayurveda.
Cleansers
Subject : gentle
Comment : I have used this face wash in the past and it very light textured gel based face wash with a floral scent to it which is quite refreshing. It lathers up quite well and can mildly dry up the skin . It is not very effective in removing makeup but can be used after an oil based makeup remover as it takes control of the oiliness of the face and is good for every day use. It is quite affordable too and one tube of it can last for over a month easily. It is meant for normal skin but people with dry skin also can use it as it is not very drying.
Makeup Remover
Subject : Good one
Comment : After using Mac oil based makeup remover for years i was looking for a more affordable option and i stumbled across this product. While the Mac one is loaded with chemicals this one seemed promising as it was a herbal product with natural ingredients. This is an oil based makeup remover with natural oils which are good for your skin and they work to remove any water proof or stubborn makeup with quite an ease. I do find that i need to go over this twice to remove my makeup thoroughly and this makes the product go fast. But regarding the amount you get for the product it is similar to the Mac one but is not as harmful.
Sunscreen
Subject : My go to
Comment : I just cant count how many tubes of this i have gone through since i discovered it in 2013 and it has been my go to since then. It has a beautiful mild scent which i find very soothing and relaxing .The texture of this sunscreen is slightly thick and creamy but it blends on the skin quite well and surprisingly gives a nice glow to the skin. It does not have white cast on the skin which most sunscreens do have and it has never broken me out and i have quite an acne prone skin . Also it prevents me from getting tanned much more effectively than any other sunscreen i have tried at this price range of 500 rupees. I can totally bank on it when i dont want to get tanned during peak summer months and i have recommended it to so many of my friends and they have all loved it too.
Cleansers
Subject : Drying
Comment : I have used this face wash 3-4 years back and i did not like it as i found it to be very drying even for my oily skin. The texture of the face wash is very runny gel based one which lathers up quite well on the skin when mixed with water. Although it good for cleaning the face quite well but leaves the skin very dry and parched. As claimed it does not prevent break outs on the skin but controls the existing break outs. It controls the oiliness of the face to some extent and has quite a herbal medicinal scent which i did not enjoy.
Moisturizer
Subject : great
Comment : I have used this BB cream and i must say it had become my go to and staple in my every day routine before i had tried the Mac one. It does not come in many shades though but used to match my skin tone perfectly and never used to look unnatural on the skin.the texture of the cream was smooth and very blendable on the skin and it never clinged to my dry patches and unevenness . It was moderately hydrating with a good staying power of 7-8 hours on the skin even during the summer months. It has an added SPF as benefit. Also it is non comedogenic and never broke me out. totally recommended!
Cleansers
Subject : Drying
Comment : I had tried this face wash one year back hearing the "oxy-gel" benefits and it just proved to be a gimmick. It is a gel based face wash which tends to brighten up the skin.The brightening effect tends to last for a while but the face wash itself leaves the face very dry so much so that i used to feel uncomfortable and used to rush to apply my toner and moisturiser after using this .It has a nice fragrance though but i will prefer it for the times i have used oil based makeup remover and i have oiliness on my face and i have to remove that.
Moisturizer
Subject : good anti aging cream
Comment : i had tried this cream after reading many good reviews about it. This cream comes in a big 50 ml jar which is quite cumbersome to handle at times. I used to use it during night .The texture of this cream is very moisturising with a slightly thicker consistency since it is a night cream and a soothing fragrance to it. After using it for over a week i started noticing changes in my skin with it being more bright, plump and moisturised with fading of the fine lines on my face( which occurs after a month of use). It never clogged my pores or broke me out . It is good anti aging night cream for the people who have entered their 30s or are in their mid 30s.
Moisturizer
Subject : Pathetic
Comment : I had used this cream 2 years back and i absolutely hated it. First of all there is only shade for every one and it used to look too dark for my complexion and used to make it dull. Apart from that it was difficult to blend on the skin with fingers, brush or even a beauty blender. It used to sit on my dry patches and make them more obvious. Applying any further makeup product on top of this was totally unthinkable as it never used to let any other product glide on top of it. I actually had to throw this product away ultimately after trying very hard to use it again and again. A total waste of money.
Moisturizer
Subject : My staple
Comment : I had purchased this cream when i started noticing that my skin had started to look dull and i started having uneven skin tone. Within a week of its use this cream started brightening my complexion and i started waking up to plumper radiant looking skin .Also after a month of use i started noticing a definite diminishing of the fine lines on my face . This cream is having a slight mild floral scent which is not over powering at all and is quite thick in consistency as it a night time cream . Definitely recommend this one for its anti ageing benefits.
Exfoliator
Subject : Good
Comment : I had purchased this exfoliator as a part of the Lotus herbal anti ageing transforming range and it has a very creamy texture with coarse and some what bigger scrub particles which seem that they will over do the exfolaition but are actually gentle on the skin. The moisturising texture of the scrub makes the exfoliation comfortable experience.After i wash my face using this scrub i feel that mu skin becomes soft and exfoliated and all the dry patches are gone. I usually use this at night once a week as i find that scrub particles are not gentle enough for frequent use .
Moisturizer
Subject : Good
Comment : I am using it with the night cream form this range and i must say i am very impressed with the results. The serum comes in a pump packaging and is white coloured creamy texture product which feels very light weight on the skin ,gets absorbed into the skin with out any effort and hydrates the skin instantly and makes it look plump. It is having extracts of ginseng which are an added benefit providing it the anti ageing properties. I can see a definite improvement in my skin after using this and at times a do not feel the need to use a moisturiser on top of this as it is so moisturising .Definitely recommended.
Lip Care
Subject : Good
Comment : I have this lip balm in Strawberry and it is very thick in consistency , moisturising kind of lip balm which is tinted . It has a very fruity strawberry like fragrance to it which is very soothing . It stains the lips with a very light pink stain and for this reason i keep it for my "no makeup days" .It keeps my lips supple for long through out the day and has a slightly plumping effect on the lips which i feel can be ascribed to it as it fills the lip lines and makes the lips appear smoother. Recommended!
Masque
Subject : Nice
Comment : This firming mask is newest of the product Lotus added to its anti ageing transforming range and i really like this product for its glow inducing properties. It has a slightly loose gel like consistency and a nice fragrance to it.The gel like texture seems to make it glide on the skin and it does not let it dry completely thus preventing drying of the skin. Because of the presence of algae extracts it starts to warm up on the skin thus aiding in increasing the blood circulation on the skin further aiding in the glow this mask provides. Also it has a tingling sensation which may be a con for some but it defintely does what it promises: brightens and tightens the skin.
Masque
Subject : great one
Comment : This is my holy grail mask when i am having problems with my skin and facing break out issues. It is very creamy product which has the benefits the multani mitti which is a boon for people with oily and acne prone skin and neem which is again having targeted action the break outs . It is slightly scary to put on as it is green in colour and is having mild tingling sensation on the skin when you apply it but the fragrance of this mask in HEAVENLY and the after results are just superb. I can see my break outs fading away quickly after using this and i recommend this to every one facing similar issues. A must have from Lotus herbals if you suffer from problematic skin.
Moisturizer
Subject : GREAT
Comment : I have used this product during winters and i must say i floored by how good this was. I have been a big fan of Vaseline body lotions and when they came out with this one i knew i had to have this as i love the fragrance of cocoa and chocolates in general. This lotion has very soothing, energising fragrance of cocoa as the name says and this fragrance lingers on through out the day. Also the lotions has a very deep moisturising action which is sustained through out the day and i feel even for the next day..It my absolute favorite mostly for the nice fragrance it has and also for its moisturising properties.
Exfoliator
Subject : just average
Comment : I had purchased this scrub as i really wanted to try it after being impressed by its face masks . The texture of this scrub it very gritty and the scrub particles in this are quite big and coarse so it is very easy to over exfoliate with this and cause damage to your skin . The base is creamy though but not very moisturising so much so that i usually feel dry and bruised after using this scrub , so i have started to use this instead as a body scrub and also as a lip scrub as it effectively removes dry patches on the lips. There are many good face scrubs in the market which are quite effective than this i feel.
Cleansers
Subject : Average
Comment : This is face wash which promises the benefits of kesar , mint and cucumber in it. This face wash has a cream like feel to it and has a very mild fragrance . It is feels quite moisturising on the face and lathers quite well and also never leaves my skin feeling dry after use. It is quite affordable to use too. Since it is very mositurising face wash it makes my skin oily quite fast during the summer months and i do not use it during that time keeping it only for use during winters . It leaves my skin feeling sqeauky clean though and makes my skin smooth and supple and also a temporary glow on the skin.
Masque
Subject : holy grail
Comment : I had purchased this product after getting impressed with the neem face pack . It has the goodness of multani mitti and sandalwood which are a boon for oily and acne prone skinned gals. The consistency is quite thick paste like and spreads quite difficulty on the skin at times. I usually apply this on wet face which helps it spread easily and ensures smoother application. It dries quite fast on the skin within 10-15 minutes and taking it off is quite a task as multani miiti makes quite tenacious coat on the skin which washes off after many splashes of water. It is having beneficial in the longer run for preventing break outs and ensures a clearer complexion.
Masque
Subject : Average
Comment : This face pack promises the goodness of kesar,sandalwood and turmeric in it. It is slighlty thin (thinner than multani mitti face pack from Himalaya) and runny at times when it gets mixed with its base water. It has a slight fruity smell and it spreads easily on the face. It also gets dry fast and is quite easy to remove after a couple of washes with water. It provides a temporary glow to the skin and that is where the beneficial effects end. I do not see any changes on my skin even after regularly using it and i find the effects of multani mitti and neem face masks from this brand much more superior than this.
Sunscreen
Subject : Average
Comment : This sunscreen is having the patented sunscreen technology from Himalaya known as Cinnabloc . This sunscreen has an opaque white colour and has a white cast on the skin which i absolutely hate .Apart from that it has a very chemical like smell which i dislike and also has the presence of lots of parabens. An SPF 15 is not a sufficient protection taking into consideration scorching summers in India. It leaves my skin feeling very oily within an hour of its application and also feels very heavy on the skin and at times uncomfortable too. It has also resulted me having few break outs after using this as it makes the skin very oily. Definitely not for oily,combination and acne prone skinned gals.
Face Oil
Subject : GREAT
Comment : This face oil is supposed to give moisture and glow to the face also working on the uneven skin tone. It is supposed to be used after washing the face and leaving 3-4 drops on the skin for 30 minutes minimum and then washing the face with cold water. I do this every night after removing my makeup and washing my face with a face wash and i notice a definite glow on my skin and also improved hydration. It has also helped me in reducing the pigmentation i had on my cheeks from the previous acne episodes and my skin generally feels supple and hydrated. More effects will be seen in the longer run i feel but i am quite enjoying this oil which is quite affordable at a price of 350 rupees and you get 100ml which is a steal. One of the must try products from the house of Kama.
Lip Care
Subject : Good
Comment : I had thought of this product as a lip scrub and later on came to know that it has lip balm properties .It comes in a small plastic tub with a lid. The product has a gritty texture and it is white coloured with fine scrub particles which i feel do not do the job of exfoliating the lips quite well as they feel subtle on the lips. Although the consistency of this product is quite creamy and moisturising amd my lips stay hydrated all day after using this. I use it before the application of my liquid lipsticks and it gives them a smoother finish and also at night for light exfoliation.
Toners
Subject : NA
Comment : This rose water is prepared by steam distillation through which you get the purest form of rose water and comes in a plastic bottle with spray packaging which is great for travel. I really love Kama ayurveda products for their purity and relative affordability. I really like the fragrance of this rose water which keeps you feeling fresh through out the day. I use it as a toner after i wash my face, mix it with my face packs, use it as a face mist through out the day and it works in every way. It brings a slight glow to the face and soothes and prevents my break outs. Definitely a must have product from Kama ayurveda.
Toners
Subject : Divine
Comment : This rose water is also steam distilled product as the Kama one and plastic bottle without a spray mechanism. It has heavenly fragrance to it which i absolutely adore. Again like the kama ayurveda one it can be used as a toner, mixed with face packs and also as a face mist (if you pour it in a spray bottle). It has reduced my oily skin problem a lot and has reduced the occurence of the break outs if not totally eradicating them. It over a period of time imparts a beautiful glow to the skin . A must have product from Forest essentials i feel.
Toners
Subject : GREAT
Comment : This face mist can be compared easily to the Thermal spring water from Avene except for the fact that latter has no fragrance and this one has quite an earthy smell to it. It comes in a spray bottle which makes application a breeze and spray mechanism deposits the water with a force which aids in faster absorption of the product i feel. The texture of this mist is very lightweight, non greasy and it serves to calm down any irritation,redness and rashes on the skin. Also it soothes any sunburn and serves to improve the clarity over time. I really like this mist as its all natural extracts that are working for the skin and it kind of maintains the skin in its healthy state.
Face Oil
Subject : a must try
Comment : This oil is supposed to have skin lightening and brightening properties .It comes in a plastic bottle with small diameter nozzles which control the amount of oil coming from the bottle. the colour of the oil is darker yellow in colour and has a slightly thick consistency. It is supposed to be used after washing the face and to be kept on the face for atleast 30 minutes before finally washing with cold water. After using it for over a month i definitely saw improvement in the glow on my face and gradual fading of my lighter brown acne marks.. You need to patient when seeking results from these oils i feel but in longer run they are hugely beneficial for the health of the skin. Recommended!
Gel
Subject : good one
Comment : This aloe vera gel from khadi has the goodness of licorice which is good for clarifying the skin and cucumber extracts which have a coolong and a soothing action on the skin. It is lightweight, non sticky ,non greasy gel which gets absorbed into the skin very fast and has a cooling and soothing action on the skin.It has mild fragrance to it and does not cause any allergic reactions on the skin. when i run out of my serum i use this instead and i have also used to soothe my sun burns,rashes and active acne. Also at times during summer months i use it as a moisturiser and it works fine that way too for my oily skin. I reduces the occurence of acne and also pigmentation to some extent if used over a period of time.
Under Eye
Subject : Not much change
Comment : I have some serious undereye wrinkles and thought of trying this cream .It comes in a plastic tube with a nozzle which also controls the amount of product that comes out . The cream is very light weight almost like a serum and this is what it is. it just prepares the undereye area for the subsequent application of an eye cream in a way that just moisturises the undereye area. If you have mature skin you will feel that you need more hydration even after using this. After using it for over 2 months now i feel that my under eye area is hydrated and no new fine lines are forming.There is no reduction on the existing fine lines and deeper wrinkles though where this product falls flat.
Moisturizer
Subject : nice
Comment : This is light weight moisturising cream with a mild soothing fragrance which does not feel heavy even on m oily /combination skin .This cream has quite a thick consistency and when you rub it into the skin it just melts into the skin and blends easily. During wear during the day also it does not make my skin overtly oily and suits me quite well.it has mild floral fragrance and is made of natural harmless ingredients. It is a pretty good moisturiser for the day and i cant recommend it enough for even the oily skinned beauties. I totally love it!
Lip Care
Subject : not nice
Comment : This is very runny , thin consistency like lip balm with a strong artificial scent of Strawberries which lingers on after quite an amount of time after you apply it on your lips.The balm is very runny and so has a very limited staying power on the lips and hence does not deliver enough moisture to the lips . Also the artifical fragrance in the lip balm can also be tasted as it gives a strawberry flavor to your mouth. Although inexpensive it does not do what it claims and does not moisturise your for long and they start to feel dry pretty soon. Not my favorite.