Lakme Lip Love Insta Pink Lip Balm | Review

A hydrating, fruity lip balm that makes your lips look juicy is one of the must-haves for summer. I had heard great things about the Lakme Lip Love Lip Balms from a number of bloggers and finally got to try the Insta Pink lip balm from the range. I am happy to report that this lip balm ticked all the right boxes for me and has become a part of my everyday skincare routine. Read on to find out what I love about this product.

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Beauty Bargains #2 | Lakme 9 to 5 CC Cream

I am back with the second post of my beauty bargains series and today I will be talking about a wonderful face product. I am yet to find a good high coverage foundation that is priced at less than INR 500, therefore I am going to talk about a CC Cream instead. The Lakme CC Cream has been around for some time now but they have recently upgraded the packaging and have relaunched it as a part of their 9 to 5 range.

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I love the Lakme CC Cream in the shade Bronze for the days when I do not want porcelain perfect skin but do not want to leave my face entirely bare either. It provides light to medium coverage that is quite buildable. The scent is fresh and citrusy, which is perfect to wake me up in the mornings. The formula is moisturizing and light but does hide some pigmentation and smoothens the finish of the skin.

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The color looks a bit orange in the swatch but is perfect for my complexion once blended. It is the ideal product for daily wear that provides a glow to the skin and also protects it with SPF30.

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A 30 gm tube of this product is priced at INR 325, making it much more affordable than most light coverage foundations available in India. It lasts on the face for around 5-6 hours if you stay in a cool and non-humid environment. It can also be reapplied in the middle of the day without the texture getting cakey.

My only issue with this product is that it comes in only two shades, but if you do find a shade that matches your skin tone then it is definitely a beauty bargain recommended by me.

Beauty Bargains #1 Budget Eyeliner – Lakme Insta Liner

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day! I have decided to start a weekly series of posts about very affordable beauty and skincare products. The cost of most of these products will be less than INR 500 but I will try to find products that are even cheaper! These products are an excellent choice for beginners and those who just don’t want to spend too much money on makeup. I am kick starting this series with an extremely inexpensive eyeliner that I adore, the Lakme Insta Liner.

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This is the first eyeliner that I ever purchased, simply because it is priced at only INR 110 for a 9 ml bottle and can be found at discounted rates on various shopping sites. The little bottle lasts me at least a couple of months and does not dry out even when stored for much longer durations. It is a matte black eyeliner with a thin applicator that resembles a paint brush. The brush is perfect for those who are experimenting with eyeliners for the first time as it is easy to control and can be used to create both a natural look as well as a dramatic one.

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The formula is quite decent for the price, it is reasonably water resistant when dry but is not smudge proof. You may need a couple of swipes to get a true black color but the product is quite buildable and not patchy at all. Give it a few minutes to dry after application to achieve a dark, matte black look. It lasts on the eyes for up to 8 hours, but starts fading a little after a couple of hours and does not remain the blackest of black by the end of the day.

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A very important factor is that although it is affordable, this formula does not irritate the eyes at all. When it comes to your face and especially your eyes, you should not compromise on quality at the risk of allergic reactions or long term damage. Lakme is a trustworthy brand and I can personally vouch that their products are perfectly safe and suitable for sensitive skin and eyes too.

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I usually go for a very thin line just to define my lashes but today I created something a little more dramatic to show what you can achieve with this product. You just need to be careful not to rub your eyes because this product will smudge, bleed and even disappear if touched, but otherwise has great longevity. I believe that it is the best eyeliner available in India for such an incredible price and would definitely recommend it to everybody.

Buy it on Nykaa.com for only INR 83!

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