Nykaa Eyem 24/7 Kajal (Ebony Soul) | Review and Swatches

Nykaa has recently released a LARGE number of products and it is becoming extremely hard even for the beauty bloggers to keep up with their releases. However, I did manage to get my hands on one product from their new launches that I knew that I would finish up for sure, and obviously, it had to be a kajal. The latest addition to their range of kajals is the Nykaa Eyem 24/7 Kajal which I have been trying out for you guys over the past few days.

Nykaa Eyem 24/7 Kajal (Ebony Soul) | Review and Swatches

This kajal is a smudge-proof, waterproof, jet black kajal that comes in a twist up packaging. It fares really well in the pigmentation department and does stay on the eyes for a long time (7-8 hours) when used on the waterline or as an eyeliner. In terms of pigmentation and final look, this kajal reminds of the Plum kajal but this one is a fraction of the price (INR 299), making it the more affordable buy. However, I feel that it is slightly harder than the Plum kajal and does tug at the waterline a little bit during application.

Nykaa Eyem 24/7 Kajal (Ebony Soul) | Review and Swatches

I also have mixed feelings about this being a twist up kajal. I tend to prefer the old school pencil versions because I notice that the twist up variety often breaks. In fact, a small chunk of this kajal also broke off while I was swatching the product on my hand. Also, Nykaa has added a pink rubber grip to the pencil for better hold but to be honest I feel that it would have been as easy to use without the grip but the pink accent does make the pencil look cooler.

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Sorry about the picture quality, my camera has been acting up.

Overall, this eye pencil does live up to its claims of being long-lasting and budge-proof. I also like that the formula does not irritate my sensitive eyes, which is pretty rare for me. So if you are looking for an affordable Kajal that stays put all day long then you must give this one a shot. I am sure you will love it if you do not mind twist-up pencils.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Nykaa Eyem 24/7 Kajal in the shade Ebony Soul here.

Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos Palette | Review and Swatches

We may be done with Durga Puja but the festivities are far from over and I am already hyped up for Diwali! If you are a regular reader, you may have seen the colorful eye looks that I created for the last three days of Navratri, and I am glad to report that I have finally found the palette that will take care of all the festive looks I will be creating in the near future! For all my recent looks, I have been using the Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos Palette, and I have finally tested it enough to write a detailed review, so here we go.

Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos Palette | Review and Swatches

This palette comes in the standard Makeup Revolution palette but the outer cardboard box is a wonderful riot of colors, as are the actual eye shadows. The palette has 18 bright and beautiful shades that range from acid yellows and greens to electric blues and pinks. They have also included a number of deeper shades such as plum, purple, brown and a deep green, which can work as excellent crease shades. Therefore, you can create a full eye look with this palette, which is usually not the case with most colorful palettes. The only thing that I miss in terms of a color is a nice matte or even shimmery black but the rest of the shade spectrum is pretty much covered.

Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos Palette | Review and Swatches

The palette comes with a thin transparent sheet that has the name of all the colors on it, which is going to make my job of reviewing them much easier. As you can see, there are a few matte shades and a few shimmery ones. All the matte shades are top notch in the pigmentation department but can be a little chalky and powdery, however, if you tap your brush before using them, you will be good. The shimmer shades, on the other hand, are slightly less pigmented and less blendable, and I feel that using these with a finger is the best way to work with them. The shades that come in the circular shape are the most powdery and not as pigmented as the rectangular matte shades, but with the right amount of product and blending, you can work with them too. Overall, I would say that the pigmentation is very decent for the price and I am super impressed with most of the colors. My favorite shades are Wkd, Tom Tom, Pink Obsessed, Over-bored, Needed To, and Me Three. Also, I am extremely thankful for the mirror in the palette and the double-ended sponge applicator is actually quite useful for applying some color to the lower lashline and for adding a highlight shade in the inner corner.

Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos Palette | Review and Swatches

Here are the arm swatches of all the shades, and if you want to see these colors in action then you can check out my last three posts for eye swatches. For a price of INR 1350, I feel that this palette is really very good, and because it has all the bright shades I could ever think of using in my life, I don’t think I will ever need another colorful eyeshadow palette. Some of the shades can be a little hard to blend for a newbie, but if you are decent at blending your shadows then you will love this palette. I would recommend all those who sport colorful eye looks only on rare occasions, and therefore don’t want to give an arm and a leg for bright eyeshadows, to buy this palette to have them covered. This is 1350 bucks well spent indeed!

I hope that this review was helpful. Click this link to buy the Makeup Revolution Color Chaos Palette.

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Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick – Greige Rage | Review and Swatches

Sugar Cosmetics recently launched 10 new shades in their Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick range and I HAD to buy at least one of them because it is my favorite liquid lipstick formula. While the original shades included more of reds and pinks, the new shades are all about muted nudes, browns and mauves – basically, every lip color that is in trend these days. I have already reviewed the formula of the Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipsticks in a previous post (click here to read) but to summarize, it is ultra matte, intensely pigmented, completely transfer proof, and super long-lasting (unless you eat some really oily food). I went for the shade Greige Rage (11) this time because I wanted something that would go with a lot of different outfits and looks, and I was not disappointed.

Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick - Greige Rage | Review and Swatches

Greige Rage is a deep rosy/pinkish brown that would look amazing on all Indian skin tones. It is a dark nude shade that provides the oomph factor to any daytime look while being dark enough to look stunning with a smokey eye for the night. The color looks slightly darker in the packaging than on the lips so make sure to check the swatches before you make your purchase. The formula sets in a matter of seconds and stays budge proof all day long, making it a fuss-free nude for the hectic days. Here is a picture of me sporting the shade with a soft brown eye look that is perfect for the day and night.

Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick - Greige Rage | Review and Swatches

The Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipsticks are priced at INR 499 each and the amazing points system on the Sugar website makes them even more affordable. If you are a fan of intense pigmentation and excellent longevity then these liquid lipsticks are tailor-made for you, provided you don’t mind super matte formulations. Also, the wide range of shades makes sure that everybody will find a color they love. So, what are you waiting for? Click this link and get your hands on one of these beauties now!

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Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16Hr – Review and Swatches

What is this futuristic looking ball of gunmetal? This shiny object, my friends, is the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse that claims to last on the skin for up to 16 hours. But does it really? Unfortunately, no. However, it does have some redeeming features, along with a few more cons, which I shall be discussing in today’s review. So, here we go.

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Review

Although my pack has cracked with age, the formula still has a whipped consistency that spreads on the skin like butter. It provides a sheer coverage and has a slightly matte finish. It is not very hydrating and may settle around blemishes or big pores, which is one of the major issues that I have with this product. However, it is very light weight and comfortable to wear and does provide a natural, my skin but better look, for daily wear. The longevity is not too great though, and the foundation does not last on my skin for more than 4 hours, at which point it already settles in my pores, exaggerating them in an unflattering manner.

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Swatches

I am the shade 03 Golden Medium in this range. The color may seem a bit too orange in the packaging but the coverage is so sheer that it provides the right yellowish peachy undertone on the skin once blended. The range has 6 different shades and Lakme has done a good job at including pink, yellow, peachy, and neutral undertones in the collection that will cater to a majority of Indian skin tones. The pigmentation is not as intense as it seems in the packaging and I would not recommend building up the coverage by layering the product because it may end up looking cakey. Also, those with an aversion to strong scents may not like the perfumy smell of this one that tends to linger on the face for some time.

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Swatches

The best way to describe this product is as a BB cream with a matte finish that has the consistency of a mousse, because neither the wear time nor the coverage of this product is similar to that of a foundation. If you have fairly good skin, to begin with, and just need a little something to mattify the face while creating a slightly blurred effect then this product will work for you. However, if you have blemished skin that needs more coverage then I will not recommend this product. Also, the packaging seems a bit gimmicky to me and unhygienic too because you need to dip your fingers in to scoop out the product. The price tag of INR 700 for 25gms of the product is also a little steep, which means that personally, I won’t be repurchasing this foundation any time soon.

I hope that this review was useful. You can buy the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse here.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain – Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

It happens to me often that I love the formula of a dark lip color so much that I purchase more neutral shades from the range but they end up being not as good as the darker ones. Anyone who has played around with makeup might be able to guess that creating a smoother formula with darker colors is easier than with lighter shades. Despite knowing this, I continue to purchase lighter variants of the lip products that I love because lighter colors are so much more practical and wearable on a daily basis. If you have been following my blog since its conception (Anyone out there? Do let me know!) then you might remember my blog post where I RAVED about the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade 001 – India Intrigue, a nice deep fuchsia. This product encouraged me to buy a lighter shade from the range, and I chose the shade 020 – Rio Rush. I have extremely mixed feelings about this particular shade which I will talk about today.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

This particular shade is a deep, toned down version of a bubblegum pink which appears frighteningly bright and neon when swatched on the skin but looks way more natural on the lips. While India Intrigue applies evenly in a single swipe, Rio Rush requires much more effort while application. The first layer goes on pretty patchy, but once you really work it into your lips by pursing them hard and then apply a second coat and dab it in too, you are left with an almost opaque wash of color. While the pigmentation and the finish of the product are satisfactory post following these steps, the wear time is not even half that of India Intrigue. India Intrigue stays on my lips all day, fading gracefully and leaving behind a deep pink stain after a few hours. Rio Rush, on the other hand, does not stain the lips as much and once the product wears off, the stain left behind is hardly visible on my lips. The wear time of this product is no more than 2-3 hours if you do not eat during this period.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

Comfortwise, both shades perform equally well. The formula is quite hydrating and gentle although the scent smells like chemicals with a sweet undertone, which may turn off a few people. The product adds a gloss to my lips while it lasts and is suitable if you need a break from matte lipsticks. The packaging is super cute and unique with a cuboidal tube instead of a cylindrical one and the doe foot applicator works really well too.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

So, should you buy this product or not? Well, if you like this particular shade and do not care much about wear time then go ahead and buy it. The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains are priced at INR 725 for 8ml of product, which is definitely costlier than a standard lip gloss but these are more opaque if applied correctly. If you need something long-lasting and hydrating then opt for the darker shades from this collection instead ( I can personally vouch for India Intrigue).

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade Rio Rush here.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation | Review and Swatches

For a makeup lover, very few things in life come close to the joy of hitting pan on a product, and when the momentous occasion arrives, you have to blog about it! I hit pan on my Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation in the shade 303 True Nude several months ago, but it still continues to be one of my favorite foundations for my travel makeup bag. When you are traveling, you want a foundation with a leakproof and compact packaging that also provides a good coverage and some sun protection. This gem of a foundation from Rimmel checks all the boxes and, therefore, is a handbag essential for me.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation Review

I am not a huge fan of powder compacts because they tend to make my skin look extremely cakey, which is why I was on the hunt for a cream based compact when I stumbled upon the Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation. This foundation is incredibly creamy and blendable and provides light to medium coverage depending on how much you build it up. The shade True Nude is the darkest of the three shades available in India and has a warm, peachy beige undertone. Unfortunately, if you are more than 2 shades darker than me, you will not be able to find a good match for your complexion in India although the brand has released different shades in some other countries.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation Review

The foundation comes with a square shaped sponge applicator which does an average job at blending the product on the skin but personally, I prefer using my fingers for getting the job done. The formula is light weight despite providing decent coverage but because it is not a matte finish, it lasts on the face for a maximum of 4-5 hours after which it starts creasing and fading. Reapplication, however, is very easy with this product because it almost has the consistency of a solid concealer, and can, therefore, be applied only to the patches where the foundation has begun to wear off. To assist with the touch ups, the compact contains a mirror that is of excellent quality and is perfect for checking your makeup throughout the day. To top it all, the formula also contains SPF15, which provides light sun protection in case you forget to apply sunscreen.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation Swatches

This product is priced at INR 765 for 7gms of foundation but trust me, it will last you for a really long time. Qualitywise, I feel that Rimmel foundations perform as well as the ones from Loreal that are priced at around twice the amount of money. If you find carrying liquid foundations or concealers in your bag a messy hassle or simply do not like liquid face products then I am sure that you will love the Rimmel Match Perfect Cream Compact Foundation. If only I could find darker shades of this product, I would use them for contouring too! I feel that this foundation is one of the less raved about products on social media although it deserves tons of praise. Hopefully, this blog post will correct the situation to a certain extent.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation here.

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Forgotten Favorites: YouTube Made Me Buy It

Today’s blog post is a nostalgic edition of YouTube Made Me Buy It, which means that I will be talking about a few of the products that were raved about a few years back on YouTube but have now disappeared from the makeup scene, or at least from my makeup routine. In this post, I will be talking all about lip products, and if you guys enjoy it then I will publish similar posts for face and eye makeup really soon! So without much ado, here is a list of the lip products that have been sitting in my makeup drawer for quite some time!

Maybelline Lip Polish

Maybelline Lip Polishes – Does anyone remember Essie Button (Estee Lalonde) talking about the Maybelline Lip Polishes in one of her favorites video a long time ago? These lip polishes were somewhere between a gloss and a lip tint and were preferred by many YouTubers for daily wear. Personally, I found most of the shades too patchy and the only color I ended up wearing was the shade GLAM2. With the matte lip trend taking the world of makeup by storm, these lip polishes seem to have disappeared from the makeup counters.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Rimmel Apocalips – This product was all the rage back in the day. I clearly remember watching Dolly Bow Bow (Kate Murnane) swatching all the shades from the collection in a video when I was in college. I did not even know the meaning of a swatch at that time. I purchased just one shade from the Rimmel Apocalips range of lip lacquers but found it too pink and shimmery for my taste. I haven’t thrown away the tube though, being the nostalgic fool that I am.

Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Mat3

Orange Lipstick – If you are a follower of YouTube beauty gurus then you MUST remember Zoella’s (Zoe Sugg) orange lipstick phase. All the lip products in her hauls from back in the day used be some shade of orange although now she has moved on to neutrals and berries. Zoe was such an inspiration that I would buy all the cute shirts that resembled the ones she bought at Primark and pair them with an orange lipstick. This one is the Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick in the shade MAT3, a muted orangey-coral that they seem to have stopped selling.

Lipstick SwatchesIt is funny that I have so many oranges and pinks tucked away at the back of my makeup drawer when all I wear these days are mauves and brownish nudes. Still finding it hard to throw them in the bin though! What do you guys do with the products you fall out of love with? Do you have some products in your stash that you bought on a whim based on the reviews of your favorite YouTuber? Tell me all about it in the comments section <3

Maybelline Colossal Kajal – Deep Black | Review and Swatches

Kajal, one makeup product that most Indian women cannot step out of the house without. Some feel that they look tired without a bold black line bordering their eyes while others believe that their makeup looks incomplete without kohl. The first retractable kohl pencil that I ever owned was The Colossal Kajal from Maybelline. Being the most affordable product of its kind in India, this was the only kajal that I used throughout my college days. Over the years, I have discovered several other kohl pencils that are more long-lasting and offer better pigmentation but this product holds a nostalgic value in my heart. This is why when Maybelline released a new Black Fix Formula with Aloe Vera for The Colossal Kajal, I couldn’t resist trying it out.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal Deep Black Review

This new black fix formula is supposed to be more gentle on the eyes and the aloe vera is meant to nourish them. Personally, I never felt any irritation whatsoever with the original formula of this product and nor did I with the new one. The pigmentation is also similar as before. To me, it seems more like a dark, smoky grey instead of a jet black. There are many variants available in the drugstore at the moment that are way blacker, but when it comes to being gentle on the waterline, this is the only product that never tingles my super sensitive eyes at all.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal Deep Black Review Swatches

The texture of this kajal is a little stiff and not as creamy as I prefer. It tugs slightly at the waterline but not so much as to hurt the eyes while application. A single swipe looks darker on the arm than it does on the eyes and you will need at least 2-3 swipes for a perfectly black finish. Unfortunately, it does not last long on my waterline and starts fading at the corners within a few hours and vanishes almost completely by the end of the day. As shown in the picture below, the color has started fading at the outer corners even though the photo was taken only an hour post-application.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal Deep Black Review Swatches Eyes

Priced at INR 180, this is one of the most affordable retractable kohl pencil in the market although it does not have great pigmentation or longevity. Now that Lakme has dropped the price of the Eyeconic Kajal to INR 180, I would recommend buying the Eyeconic Kajal instead of this one because it is blacker and creamier. If the Lakme product irritates your eyes, only then would the Maybelline Colossal Kajal be a better alternative because it is one of the gentlest kohls available in the market.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Maybelline Colossal Kajal in the shade Deep Black here.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick – Crushed Candy | Review and Swatches

Red lips may sound extremely glamorous but what adds a flush of color to most girls’ lips on a daily basis is a pink lipstick. And because a pink lipstick is a part of the daily makeup routine and is one of the few lip products that we actually end up finishing, it seems like a good idea to find a trustworthy but affordable option. The Maybelline Color Show Lipsticks have been around for a long time due to their excellent formula, and the shade 103 – Crushed Candy is the perfect pink for daily wear.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick Crushed Candy Review

Just like the other lipsticks from the Color Show range, the formula of the shade Crushed Candy is creamy and moisturizing. I love the name of the shade and the fragrance of the lipstick is that of candies and lollipops too! The pigmentation is decent and you should be able to achieve an opaque finish in approximately 2 swipes. However, since it is a light shade, if you have highly pigmented lips then the color will not be able to conceal the patches completely. Also, I would recommend scrubbing your lips before using this lipstick because although the product doesn’t settle in the creases, it may exaggerate some bumps on the lips.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick Crushed Candy Swatches Review

The shade looks darker in the bullet than it does on the lips. It is a darker and deeper version of a cotton candy pink, which makes it more suitable for Indian skin tones. I personally do not like super light pinks as they do not go well with my complexion but this one is the perfect “My Lips But Pinker” shade for me. As for the longevity, since the formula is a creamy one, it requires reapplication every 3 hours or so. Also, because it is slightly slippery on the lips, it would be better to use a lipliner under the lipstick if you are going to be eating. However, if you are just going out for a couple of hours or do not mind touching up once or twice throughout the day, this lipstick will work really well for a more natural makeup look.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick Crushed Candy Swatches Review

Priced at INR 299 only, the Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in the shade Crushed Candy is ideal for when you need a break from the super matte liquid lipsticks and want something that can be applied in a jiffy. What is more, the formula is so nourishing that this lipstick can also double up as a lip balm. To top it all of, this formula is available in a wide variety of colors ranging from baby pinks to vampy reds. What more can you ask for from such an affordable product? If you like experimenting with lip colors but do not want to burn a hole in your pocket then the Maybelline Color Show Lipsticks are here to be your savior!

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in the shade Crushed Candy here.

Related posts: My review of the Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in the shade Big Apple Red

Ponds All in One BB+ Cream | Review, Swatches, and a Mini Rant

I know that a lot of my friends love the Ponds All in One BB+ Cream, and with good reason. The product is excellent for daily use and provides hydration, sun protection, as well as a light coverage. However, every time I look at the packaging of the product, I cringe a little. In this day and age when people all around the globe are fighting for the eradication of stereotypes associated with skin color, Ponds continues to market its BB cream as a fairness cream. When a popular brand like Ponds still feels that a product that is otherwise excellent in terms of performance will probably not sell as much if it is not advertised as a fairness cream, it saddens me a little. In fact, it saddens me a lot. I do not claim to be an activist, nor am I perfect; I am guilty of purchasing products that claim to provide fairness but I never purchase them because of the claim but because they perform well in other departments, and this cream is one such example.

Ponds All in One BB+ Cream Review Swatches

Another thing that annoys me about this product is the fact that it comes in only one shade, which definitely will not suit all skin tones. I feel that the shade will work well only for light to medium skin tones, which is a shame because the formula is actually pretty good. Moving on from my rant and focussing on my job, which is to review this product for you, this BB cream claims to moisturize and provide a natural coverage to the skin and also contains SPF 30. This makes it perfect for the Monsoon months if you do not have any stubborn blemishes that you want to cover.

Ponds All in One BB+ Cream Review Swatches

The product comes in a sleek tube with a pump that dispenses the perfect amount of product for covering the face. The formula has a mild, fresh fragrance that helps me feel more awake in the morning. The texture of the BB cream is slightly thick, but it blends beautifully on the skin. It has a yellowish/peachy undertone that helps to brighten up the face. However, perhaps due to the presence of SPF, it does leave a slight white cast on the skin which may not be noticeable in real life but tends to show up in photos.

Ponds All in One BB+ Cream Review Swatches Below is a picture of the product blended on my arm. As you can see, it provides light to medium coverage based on how much product you use but I will not recommend building up the coverage due to the white cast issue. In fact, the whole concept of using a BB cream is to go for a more natural finish which allows the skin to breathe a little and this product does just that. The product does not provide a dewy finish but is not too matte either, so if you are going to be wearing it in heat and humidity then I would recommend powdering the face to make it sweatproof.

Ponds All in One BB+ Cream Review Swatches

If you enjoy affordable tinted moisturizers and BB creams and the shade of this product suits you, then the Ponds All in One BB+ Cream might become your new favorite. I wish, however, that the brand brings out more shades and drops the words “fairness cream” from the packaging of the product. This blog is just a baby and I am by no means a famous beauty influencer, but if any beauty brands out there stumble upon this blog post, I would urge them to stop selling products as fairness creams and instead focus on creating something that celebrates the natural skin tone and beauty of a woman.

I hope that my lovely readers will understand the conflicted emotions of this post that are due to an excellent product being marketed incorrectly. Let us make the comments section a place for a healthy discussion!

XoXo,

Mrinalini

Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner | Review and Swatches

When Nykaa released their eyeliner range, I was tempted to buy all of them immediately, but I already had too many liners to use up. Now that some of my eyeliners are beginning to dry up, I decided it was time to try the Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner, because it claims to be the perfect eyeliner for daily wear, and this girl rarely leaves her house without a liner on her lids. So, here is my review along with the swatches of this product.

Nykaa Black Magic Liner Review

This liquid liner has a jet black formula and comes with a super thin felt tip kind of applicator which is way more flexible than most felt tips applicators I have used before. Because it is super thin, you will need multiple swipes to create a more dramatic look, but for a daily look, one swipe gives the right amount of pigmentation.

Nykaa Black Magic Liner Review Brush ApplicatorIn terms of formula, I feel that this liner is quite similar to my favorite Loreal Paris Liner Magique. It is super black and smudge proof, and stays on the lids for a good 8 hours. It is also quite waterproof and will not budge if splashed with water unless you rub it hard while it is wet. If you have a habit of rubbing your eyes then the liner may become a little crumbly, so don’t do that 😛

Nykaa Black Magic Liner Review Arm Swatch

The Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner is priced at INR 299 for a 5ml tube, which is quite cheap compared to the Loreal Paris Liner Magique which retails for INR 399 for 3gms of the product. Also, the Nykaa liner provides a more precise application than the Loreal one, so I can safely say that it is my new favorite drugstore liner for sure!

Nykaa Black Magic Liner Review Swatches Try On

Here is a picture of me wearing the liner, and as you can see, it has a slightly glossy finish. This is the only thing that I would like to change about the formula because I personally prefer matte eyeliners. Other than this, I do not have any complaints about the product and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for an affordable eyeliner.

I hope that this review was helpful, you can buy the Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner here.

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation – 301 Warm Honey | Review and Swatches

When a foundation claims to last for 25 hours and numerous beauty bloggers swear by it, you have to try it out, right? The fact that the said foundation is created by one of my favorite drugstore brands, Rimmel, was another factor that encouraged me to buy this tube that comes with the promise of flawless skin. So, did the Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation live up to my expectations? Read on to find out!

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation ReviewI purchased this foundation online, which means that selecting the shade was quite a task. My basic strategy is to go for a darker than medium shade, especially if it is a foundation by an international brand. The shade I went for was 301 Warm Honey, which is a peach toned beige that matches the shade of my skin quite perfectly. Unfortunately though, the foundation tends to turn lighter on my skin with time and gives the appearance of a white cast within a few hours. This was quite a bummer for me because I really loved the texture and coverage of the foundation, perhaps I need to try another shade from the range to form a more solid opinion on the “whitening” phenomenon.

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation 301 Warm HoneyTexturewise, the foundation is quite impressive, it has a liquid consistency but still manages to provide almost full coverage on the skin! This is the reason that I love this foundation so much, it covers all blemishes and gives the appearance of perfect skin without looking cakey. I haven’t really tested the 25-hour claim but I can confirm that it does stay put on the skin for 12 hours without getting shiny or patchy. I would say that the finish is a natural matte that should work with most skin types.

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finsh Foundation Review Swatches 301 Warm HoneyThe foundation comes in a 30ml tube, which is priced at INR 600 in India. I was afraid at first that the tube will make the product go everywhere but it is not as messy as I had feared. In fact, it does dispense the right amount of product with a gentle squeeze. To be honest, INR 600 is a price that I would happily pay for a full coverage, long lasting foundation like this one. If only the white cast issue had not existed, this would have been the perfect foundation for me! I encourage all of you to try out this product but do go to a store and swatch the shades to make sure that the foundation does not change color on your skin. If you find the right shade in this range, you will never reach for another foundation!

I hope that this review was helpful, you can buy the Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation in the shade 301 Warm Honey here.