I am all in for beauty products that offer convenience. Generally I don’t carry a lot of makeup but when it’s meetings/office events I require to do a quick makeover to my face. In such scenarios a palette that offers all in one option works really well which is why when Revlon released their Eyes, lips and cheek palette I was very much interested in trying it out.
Coming to the palette, it’s compact and easy to carry around. I received this kit from Revlon team for reviewing and this is the Romantic Nudes 100 set. The palette mentions that the shades are universally flattering.
• Includes mirror and mini applicators
• Available in romantic nudes, berry in love, and seductive smokies
image source: Revlon.com
Eyes – The top two shades are shimmering shades, very light and not very pigmented. On the other hand the remaining shades are a bit promising because once you start applying the color is visible. The darker shades are decently pigmented, very build-able and blend-able. I would highly recommend to use a good primer as the base to build your look and to make these eye shade last longer ( I used Nyx primer) The mini sponge applicator given along with the product is okay to use. You can expect these shades to last at least 4-5 hours without fading out.
Lips: The two shades given at the left are lipsticks. One is slightly towards coral, it’s buttery and I loved this shade even without adding the lipgloss. The other shade is a light plum-ish color. Both are great shades, one for day and night look. There is a lipstick applicator with the palette but I used my finger which was easier as the lipsticks have a very smooth texture. The lip glosses are great too! Gives lips a healthy sheen and not too sticky.
Cheeks: The blush powder comes with a tiny and cute blush brush. Honestly, I didn’t find this blush helpful at all. I applied it several times but couldn’t see the color on my cheeks. It’s a very light shade and I have a pale/wheat-ish skin on which there was no effect.
- All in one compact palette
- Mirror included
- Easy to carry
- Can create multiple looks, day and night
- Darker eye shadow shades are more towards matte
- Shades to suit any skin tone
- The palette doesn’t have any cover for the lipsticks which are liquid. The powders tend to fall on the lipsticks
- Inconsistencies in pigmentation of shades
- Eye shadows requires a lot of blending
Revlon Eye,lips and cheeks palette is available through Desert cart at AED 55, I haven’t seen these at drugstores yet.
A few weeks back I gave away some fabulous beauty masks all courtesy of the generous sponsor 7TH Heaven(formerly known as our household favorite Montage Jeunesse). I was sent their lovely and colorful PR kit to try out the masks myself and share the opinion with you all. A bit of spoiler, these masks are definitely going to help you achieve that Pre Eid Glow!
I would have posted these reviews earlier but I like to see the effect of each mask within a week’s time to conclude on my reviews. So it took me a bit of time to try them all, the fantastic masks. I am going to post my reviews in parts so its easier for everyone. First up, I am reviewing the two tube masks i.e Cucumber Peel off mask and Dead Sea Mud Pac.
Dead Sea Mud Pac
Three main ingredients that make up this face mask is lavender, Dead sea Mud and Dead sea salt. Now I am not sure if you folks have heard about this but dead sea mud is a very popular product towards Morocco and also some Moroccan bath houses(hamams) use dead sea salt & mud extensively to clean the skin. While the lavender is used for reducing acne and even helps in eliminating eczema.
I was impressed with the contents but does the mask do the job? Yes it does indeed! Post the very first application, my skin felt clean and my T zone was looking a bit better. I have a combination skin with T zone being oily and the rest of skin being dry. I feared this face mask will dry out the skin but luckily such was not the case. Its thick and greenish color paste, easy to apply on skin. I am super recommending this one to all my combination skin buddies.
Recommended use: Once a week
Tube lasts: 12- 15 applications
Cucumber Peel off Mask
As the name suggests, the peel off mask has the main ingredient as cucumber known for its cooling properties. There is also lime oil and pressed flowers if cucumber doesn’t impress you enough. This mask is certainly as cool as cucumber! Its a peel off one and generally I dont prefer peel off ones. However this mask was very refreshing and good to use on all skin types. Its light and the skin feels slightly tighter after the application. Pulls out all the dead skin cells leaving the skin looking brighter.
Recommended use: Twice a week
Tube lasts 12 applications
Both of these masks are available at all leading supermarket/hypermarkets near to you. These are budget friendly drug store treasures that do the job while costing you almost nothing. All 7th Heaven products are vegetarian and cruelty free! They love animals like myself 🙂
Are you impressed with what you have read so far? Well there is certainly more to come! Stay tuned for the review of remaining masks from 7th in my next post.
Few days back the lovely Arwa from Slice of Dubai blog approached me for a guest post contribution on her blog. The topic was for bloggers beauty must haves. You can read her complete compilation post here with my mini review along with choices of many well known bloggers. Also adding a detailed review below so that you can understand how this product could fit in your daily beauty needs.
My favorite product that I heart is the Clarins Three Dot liner. I had heard not-so-good reviews about it but last year I decided to give it a try.I was recommended the product at Clarins boutique, thought at first that maybe it isn’t for me but then bought it anyways.
Why I love the product?
Though its not as thick as the conventional liners, it is still a better product than the felt tip liners available. As much as I love make-up, I prefer the day makeup to be as light as possible. So I stick to sunscreen lotion, thinnest line of my clarins three dot liner and a lip balm.
Great thing about Clarins Three Dot liner is that it helps in fills my lashes, giving it a fuller look. I am blessed with beautiful lashes and this product totally defines the eyes making it stand out without giving that make-uppy look. I have been compliments so many times on how defined and fresh my eyes look. It all because of use of this simple product that can help you achieve the perfect no make up look.
You could use this product as a normal eyeliner, its not runny and the color is intense. However it you are someone who loves doing cat eye or the arabian look, this product is definitely not for you. Its a bit overpriced but I really like the way it sets on my eyes which is why I feel its worth spending Aed 119. Product is available in two colors black and brown. Its easy to apply, just keep filling the top and bottom lashes to see the difference.
Purchased from: Clarins Boutique, Dubai Mall
Have you tried this liner? Whats your take? let me know in comments below.