Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

If you are looking for a skincare brand with excellent ingredients to repair and brighten the skin then you don’t have to look any further than Tvakh. All the products from this brand have ingredients comparable to those of high-end brands but at mid-range, affordable prices. The recent addition to my Tvakh collection is their Antioxidant Night Repair Creme, and even though I have only used it for a few weeks, I can already feel this product working, so I wanted to share my thoughts about this cream with you.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

This product is basically a night cream and overnight treatment/mask combined in one. It has a very interesting and unique moussey texture with some gritty particles embedded in it. Upon application, the particles do exfoliate the skin a bit, which may not be suitable for sensitive skin, but the cream in itself is very light-weight and sinks into the skin pretty quickly. The ingredient list contains some powerful anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape seed extract and naturally derived coenzyme Q10 that help with reversing photo-ageing and the damage caused to the skin by environmental factors, by helping in skin-cell regeneration.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

I apply a thick layer of the product to my face and neck before going to bed and wake up with smoother, plumper, and brighter looking skin in the morning. The effects are definitely visible within a few days, which is extremely impressive for a night cream. This cream will definitely help those with dull and slightly wrinkled skin by restoring the youthfulness of their face. However, do remember that this cream contains chemical exfoliants, like Vitamin C, so if you haven’t incorporated such products in your skincare before then do perform a patch test and start with using this product once a week and slowly increase the frequency of usage. Other than that, in my opinion, this cream should suit everyone except those with really dry or sensitive skin because it is not extremely hydrating and does tingle a bit on application. Also, the smell is a little weird but goes away within a minute of application, so I don’t really get bothered by it.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

Overall, I am super happy with this night cream for my skin type and am pretty pleased to wake up to healthy looking skin every morning. The packaging is quite sturdy and travel-friendly and you get 30gms of the product for INR 745, which is quite affordable when compared to similar products in the market. Overall, if you have dull skin and are starting to notice the first signs of ageing then you should consider trying out this cream to nip the skin issues in the bud, and if you are a lover of Vitamin C then you must purchase this cream asap, I am sure you will love it 🙂

Click here to buy the Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme.

Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil | Review

I am a huge fan of citrus scents, especially in the summer months, and like to drench my home, clothes, and skin in lemony fragrances when the mercury rises. The Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil has recently become my favourite oil for the diffuser because it adds a fresh summery scent to my home that has a calming effect on my mind. I trust the quality of Ryaal’s essential oils and their 100% pure grapefruit essential oil is no exception. Here are some of the ways in which I use this product.

Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil | Review

You can use this delightful grapefruit oil in your diffuser for some relaxing aroma therapy and can also apply a few drops to your clothes or pillow for its refreshing scent to uplift your mood all day long. An added bonus of this is that the scent keeps the mosquitoes away, which is a MAJOR plus if you live in India. Grapefruit oil is also great at brightening dull and tired skin, so you can mix in a drop with your face mask or serum to get that natural glow on your face. Honestly, there are a bunch of other ways in which this product can be used but these are my favourite ways to use this oil.

Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil | Review

Everything about this product is perfect, from the sturdy bottle with a dropper, to the super affordable price of INR 199 for 15ml of product, to the quality of the oil. Ryaal also has a bunch of other essential oils in their collection which you can try in case you are not grapefruit-crazy like me. So do check out their fascinating range and let me know if you try out any of their products 🙂

Click here to buy the Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil.

The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review

2017 was the year of the sheet mask craze in India, but I am someone who often does not buy a product just because everybody else is buying it. This was the case with The Face Shop Sheet Masks, which everybody raved about but I never added to my cart. However, recently, my skin looked a little dull and tired, thanks to the heat and the long hours in front of a screen, so I decided to finally try out the Blueberry and Lemon Sheet Masks from The Face Shop. Here are my thoughts after using these masks on consecutive nights.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
The Blueberry mask claims to be a revitalizing mask that is supposed to improve the suppleness of the skin while hydrating it and making it baby smooth. It comes drenched in a serum that smells like blueberries and has a slightly thick consistency. The mask feels extremely cooling on the skin and fits quite well on the face. Upon removal after 15-20 minutes, my skin looked visibly more radiant and felt hydrated. However, although the brand recommends patting in the residual serum into the skin, I feel that the serum is quite heavy and felt like something that would clog my pores. Therefore, I would recommend rinsing off the extra serum if you have oily, acne-prone skin.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
The lemon mask is packed with the goodness of Vitamin C and claims to add a radiance to the skin. This mask too comes drenched in a cooling serum but somehow this particular serum feels lighter than the blueberry one and gets absorbed into the skin more easily, making it more suitable for oily-skinned people. Strangely enough, after using this sheet mask, I did not notice as much brightness as I had expected due to its claims, but my skin felt extremely smooth and supple. Overall, I was pretty happy with this mask and this one definitely suited my skin way better than the blueberry mask.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
I will surely be purchasing the Lemon sheet mask again but I am not too keen on reusing the Blueberry mask because the serum felt too heavy on my skin. Perhaps if you have dry skin then the Blueberry mask will suit you better. After using these sheet masks I do get what the hype is all about. The Face Shop Sheet Masks provided me some of the most visible results after just one use when compared to the other sheet masks I have tried, which require multiple uses before the results start showing. Priced at INR 100 each, these sheet masks are an excellent investment to give a boost to your skin right before a special event, provided that you find the right variant for your skin. A must try in my opinion!

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder – Precious Petals | Review and Swatches

Just a few years back, I was just a kajal and lip balm gal, then the sparkling world of makeup lured me in and I expanded my makeup collection to include mascara, concealers, bronzers and what not. However, highlighter was something I usually steered clear of, primarily because I was scared that it would make my oily face resemble a grease ball, and also because I was worried that the glitter particles present in most highlighters might irritate me. However, the more I saw the beautifully highlighted cheekbones and noses of beauty bloggers, the more the idea of trying out a highlighter stopped frightening me. Ever since then, I have experimented with a few highlighters, both powders and creams, but have finally found an affordable highlighter that actually makes me glow like I want to. This product is the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Precious Petals Highlighting Powder, a gorgeous drugstore highlighter that has become my absolute fave. Read on to find out more about this gem of a product.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches

This powder highlighter comes in a sturdy, compact packaging with a beautiful floral pattern embossed on the actual product. It has a stunning bronzy-gold glow that will compliment medium and dusky Indian skin tones really well. The product provides smooth and even pigmentation, blends like a dream, and does not have any fallout. It imparts a “healthy glow” to the face that looks quite natural when light falls on it, so it is perfect for the days when you want to look a little glammed up without going full glam. In fact, if used in measured amounts, it can even complement a light daily makeup look really well.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches
I apply this using my Wet n Wild Fan Brush, and like to dust the product gently over my cheekbones using the brush. Doing this once provides a very subtle sheen to the cheeks but you can easily build the glow up with multiple layers, without your makeup looking cakey. I also love the price point of INR 499 and the fact that the product doesn’t contain any chunky glitter, and instead has micro shimmer embedded in it that offers a smooth finish and a pearlescent glow.
Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches
The Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powders are currently available in 3 shades in India, so I am sure that you will find something that suits your complexion. If you are someone who wants to experiment with highlighters without going overboard on the glow factor, do try out this product because it is easy on the pocket and very forgiving too. I am sure that it will last me a really long time and I don’t feel the need to experiment with other brands while Precious Petals has my back!

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick – Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

It gives me much joy when a makeup product is affordable yet long-lasting and richly pigmented, and when this product is a liquid lipstick, I am definitely a happy camper. One such product is the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick, I recently picked up the shade Nice to Fuchsia from Nykaa.com and have fallen head over heels in love with this lipstick. Read on to find out more about this product.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

Priced at INR 499, this liquid lipstick is an absolute steal! It has a creamy texture when applied which dries down to an almost pure matte finish yet does not feel uncomfortable on the lips at all. The formula is superbly pigmented and provides a rich fuchsia colour to the lips in one swipe and stays on literally all day. This product is waterproof and does not transfer at all, but if you eat oily food, it will transfer and move around a bit on the lips till it dries down again. Basically, it is perfect for the days when you want your makeup to last all day long without any touch-ups.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

The shade Nice to Fuchsia is a bright, bold pink with a bluish undertone that will flatter most Indian skin tones. However, if bright lips are not your cup of tea then I will recommend checking out other shades from this range which includes everything from stunning reds to subtle nudes. Also, this lipstick will not come off even at the end of the day with just water, so it is best to remove it with some oil-based makeup remover. However, despite its longevity, it does not leave my lips feeling chapped or flaky after several hours of wearing the product.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

Needless to say, I would highly highly recommend this liquid lipstick to everybody. It is hands down the most long-lasting and comfortable liquid lipstick formula that I have tried in a long time and you simply can’t go wrong with its drugstore price. If you are contemplating buying a new liquid lipstick this season then the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick has to be it!

Click here to buy the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in the shade Nice to Fuchsia.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer – Light/Medium Beige | Review and Swatches

So Wet n Wild finally launched in India on Nykaa.com and I was a happy bear because this brand is known for their affordable yet high-quality products. One of the first products that I had my eyes set on was the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer because even though I have almost completely ditched foundations for good, I still need some concealer for my persistent dark circles and the stubborn blemishes. This concealer is available in 6 different shades in India, which is quite good considering the limited shade range of most Indian concealers. I picked up the shade Light/Medium Beige as a gamble, based on the swatches I could find online, and here are my thoughts on the product.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer - Light/Medium Beige | Review and Swatches

The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer has a creamy consistency and is slightly thicker than the Maybelline Fit Me and Loreal True Match concealers. The shade Light/Medium Beige has a slightly yellow undertone, which is suitable for Indian skin tones. Personally, I prefer my concealers to be slightly thinner/runnier than this one but despite being on the thicker slight, this product blends with ease and is not cakey at all. The shade that I picked is slightly light for my skin tone and works quite well for brightening my under eye area. It also works fine for my blemishes after some blending. I love the fact that the concealer does not crease under my eyes, which is something that I struggle with when using other concealers.

The concealer provides a light to medium buildable coverage and is more suitable for a natural makeup look. It will cover up light blemishes and pigmentation but may not be able to conceal acne scars or intense dark circles completely. However, if you pair it with a medium coverage foundation then you can easily achieve a full coverage look without your face looking overly done up or cakey. I would also like to give a special mention to the doe foot applicator that picks up just the right amount of product and minimizes any wastage, unlike some of the other liquid concealers in the market. Also, Wet n Wild is a cruelty-free brand which is definitely commendable.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer - Light/Medium Beige | Review and Swatches

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Overall, this concealer has really impressed me for the price point of INR 399. It is light-weight but provides decent coverage and has a good lasting time of at least 5-6 hours. I will definitely be purchasing a slightly darker shade to mix and create the perfect shade for me and will recommend this to anyone who is looking for an affordable concealer for daily use.

Click here to buy the Wet n Wild Concealers.

P.S. For reference sake, I am the shade 25 in the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer.

Seer Secrets Quantum Quattro Gemstone Bath Bar | Review

The skincare brands are really upping their soap game these days and the Seer Secrets Quantum Quattro Gemstone Bath Bar is a prime example of this. This stunning gemstone green soap bar resembles a rock straight out of a Star Wars movie and can be the centre of attraction in any bathroom. Not only does this block of soap act as a talking point, it is also a great soap that has improved the quality of my much-neglected “body skin” within a few weeks. Read on find out more about this spectacular bath bar.

Seer Secrets Quantum Quattro Gemstone Bath Bar | Review

Priced at INR 342 for 161 gms of the product, this soap bar will last you a really long time because it is not like those soft handmade soaps that melt away really quickly. Also, it has the refreshing scent of lemons, or rather lemon candy, that will keep your bathroom smelling amazing all day long and your skin will also emanate the fragrance for a good couple of hours. The soap contains Bergamot and orange essential oil, which help to fight skin infection and make the skin healthier and smoother. It also contains natural minerals in the form of crushed gemstone powder, which add an element of luxury to the bath and offer a gentle cleansing action. I love the fact that this soap bar is made with all natural ingredients and does not contain any parabens, alcohols or dyes. It indeed provides gentle cleansing with its rich lather, and leaves the skin looking more youthful and supple. The skin of my body usually becomes dry and flaky after a bath if I don’t use a body lotion, but when I use this soap, I can even skip the moisturizer and my skin still doesn’t look dehydrated.

Seer Secrets Quantum Quattro Gemstone Bath Bar | Review

Overall, I am super happy with the glow that this soap has brought to my skin. I will definitely recommend it to all those who prefer using a soap bar instead of a shower gel. It is especially great for summers because of its zesty scent and refreshing feel. So do try out this soap and add some citrusy vibes to your bath!

Click here to buy the Seer Secrets Quantum Quattro Gemstone Bath Bar.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipsticks | Review and Swatches

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Lipsticks are a girl’s best friend – no matter how many we own, we will always want more, and budget lipsticks are like a cherry on the cake. Today I will be talking about the much-awaited launch which falls in the drugstore and affordable category – Wet n Wild. Yessss!!! It finally launched in India! Initially, it was available online only on Nykaa but now it’s also available on HOK makeup. I had picked up three lipstick shades from the Mega Last range through an Instagram store a little while before it launched in India. There are a total of 29 shades available at the moment but they are gradually expanding the shade range. The shades I picked up were Vamp It Up (not available in India yet), Spiked with Rum, and Bare It All. The lipsticks come in a flat top bullet form and contain 3.3 gms of product for a price of INR 295.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipsticks | Review and Swatches

Now let’s move on to its CLAIMS: 4 hour, long-wearing lip colour. Leaves a semi-matte cream finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with a rich, velvety colour that doesn’t cake, feather or bleed. Made with hydrating skincare ingredients.

Talking about the shades, Vamp It Up is a bold dark purple colour, Spiked with Rum is a beautiful pinky brown shade with warm undertones, whereas Bare It All is a peachy nude shade and, in my opinion, will suite pale skin tones better. On the other hand, Vamp It Up will be a delight for the bold lip lovers, it’s an unusal colour and a must have considering the bold lip trend. Spiked With Rum will be a good option for the nude lip lovers. It is subtle and would cater to all skin types – it would be a perfect nude lip colour for our bronzed beauties and a darker nude lip for fair skinned beauties.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipsticks | Review and Swatches

PROS:

Pigmentation: The pigmentation is amazing and I will agree with the claim that it gives a good colour payoff in one stroke. It is also not patchy at all. However, I will like to mention that the darker shade has a better and richer colour pay off. The lip colour doesn’t completely fade away with time and leaves a little tinge instead which looks beautiful.

Demi-Matte Finish: The finish is a bit satiny at first but it dries to a demi-matte finish or a velvety texture. It bleeds a little but nothing which is too bothersome. It doesn’t dry out the lips like the sahara desert.

Vegan: Wet n Wild is a peta- certified brand. Although not all the products are a 100 percent vegan, this particular one is made of natural plant extracts, coenzyme Q10 and vitamins A&E.

Budget Friendly: When you love lipsticks, budget is a huge concern. With these lipsticks you don’t have to worry about it. They deliver good quality for the money you pay.

Shade Range: Now this is the cherry on the cake, the range has a good variety of shades to offer and it will also cater to a lot of skin tones. It has all kinds of shades, from nudes to pinks to reds and maroons, to browns, peaches and orangy shades. It also has some unusal nude shades which would flatter fairer complexions.

Dupes for MAC: A big bonus is that some of the shades are also very close dupes for MAC lipsticks!!Yessssssss!!!! I have mentioned some of them below:

MAC Ruby Woo- Wet n wild Spotlight Red.

MAC Kinda Sexy- Wet n Wild Bare It All.

MAC Rebel- Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy.

MAC Amp It Up- Wet n Wild Mauve Outta here.

MAC Diva- Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipsticks | Review and Swatches

Cons:

It transfers a little because of its velvety finish.

Staying power is a little less but then again they do mention that in their claims! It lasts for 3-4 hours.

The packaging is the biggest con, the bullet is housed in a simple twist up packaging but a part of the bullet keeps jutting out so that when you unscrew or shut the cap, a little lipstick transfers to the cap no matter how careful you are. Things get really messy as the lip colour transfers all over the outer body of the lipstick.

Overall, I would say that these lipsticks are a good buy if you can overlook the packaging. It is a decent affordable lipstick which deserves at least one shot.

 

Plum e-luminence Bright Mix Face Serum | Review

So Plum has been launching some really interesting products lately and I want to try them all! Brace yourself for a ton of reviews on Plum products populating your feed 🙂 Today I will talk about one of their newer releases, the Plum e-luminence Bright Mix Face Serum which is packed with a ton of nutrients for the skin. Read on to find out if this product is meant for you.

Plum e-luminence Bright Mix Face Serum | Review

A serum is basically a concoction that is rich in skin-loving ingredients. You need to apply it to your face after cleansing and toning and follow it with a moisturiser, so as to seal the nutrients in place. The Plum e-luminence serum lives up to this definition and contains a large number of amazing ingredients such as sesame protein, aloe, vitamins e and b, chamomile, white willow, elderflower, calendula, red clover, and rose petals. It is a vegan product that contains all the plant nutrients that your skin will love. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and all the bad stuff.

Plum e-luminence Bright Mix Face Serum | Review

Although the brand recommends this serum for normal to dry skin, I feel that this will work really well for oily skin too because it is light-weight and water-based, as opposed to the oil-based serums that are ubiquitous in the market. It has a milky consistency, spreads very easily on the skin, and sinks in within seconds. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated, but does not leave any residue at all. It is extremely mild and light-weight but highly nourishing for the skin. You may not be able to see any visible effects of the product for a while, but your skin will gradually become more glowy, supple, and smooth. Serums do take a while to make a stark difference to your skin, but with the impressive ingredient list, your skin will definitely benefit from this addition to your skincare routine.

Plum e-luminence Bright Mix Face Serum | Review

Overall, this is an excellent option for those who want to add a nutritive serum in their skincare regimen but do not prefer oil-based serums. The plastic packaging with a pump is extremely travel-friendly too. The serum is priced at INR 1175 for a 30ml bottle, which may seem a little expensive but serums usually are pricey and Plum runs some really great offers on their website. So do try this serum out, it will be great for the summer when you want something light-weight yet nourishing for your skin.

Click here to buy the Plum e-luminance Bright Mix Serum.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Grapefruit Face Wash | Review

All throughout winter, I used hydrating face washes that were super gentle on the skin. As the weather is becoming warmer now, I decided to invest in a face wash that is more suitable for oily skin, because that is what my face becomes in the heat – a greasy mess. I opted for the Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Grapefruit Face Wash and here are my thoughts on the product after using it for a few weeks.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Grapefruit Face Wash | Review

This face wash contains grapefruit, lemon, and aloe vera extracts and is paraben free. It claims to tighten, mattify, and revitalize the skin with its vitamin C and beta carotene, and claims to be best suited for oily skin. The face wash has a gel-like consistency and a citrusy, fresh scent, it lathers pretty well and leaves the skin squeaky clean.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Grapefruit Face Wash | Review

Personally, I find the formula a bit too mattifying, at least for my skin – it definitely tightens the pores and leaves the skin completely non-greasy but it does leave the uncomfortable stretchy feeling on my face that I am not a huge fan of. However, I am pretty sure that this product will work wonders for those with extremely greasy skin, particularly those living in very humid areas. If you do not have excessively oily skin, then perhaps you can skip this face wash or you can top it up with some intense moisturiser or serum to restore the plumpness of the skin.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Grapefruit Face Wash | Review

The price point of INR 144 for a 100ml tube is quite affordable and the packaging of the product is super cute. For those of you who love a great mattifying face wash, this product is definitely worth a shot, and those with normal skin can also keep this handy for the days when your skin becomes extra oily out of the blue.

Click here to buy the Aroma Magic Grapefruit Face Wash.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion | Review

I strongly believe that sunscreen is the skin’s best friend and have tried a good number of sunscreens in my life, however, I had never tried anything from the Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Range even though I had heard great things about the products. I decided to finally rectify this and grabbed the Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion, and here is what I think about it.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion | Review

There is a wide range of Aroma Magic sunscreens available in the market, with varying SPF values and consistencies. I chose the cucumber lotion because it seemed like the perfect choice for the upcoming warm season and also because I prefer a sunblock with a minimum SPF of 30. This lotion is light-weight and liquidy, it spreads like a dream on the skin and gets absorbed quickly, leaving the skin hydrated but not greasy at all – exactly what I look for in a sunscreen.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion | Review

The product is an all natural mineral formula and has an earthy herbal scent that I quite like. It provides protection against UVA and UVB and also claims to lighten pigmentation. I am not too sure about the second claim though because I haven’t used the lotion long enough. It is also not waterproof, which is fine by me but may bother those who live in extremely humid regions. What I love though is that the lotion provides a semi-matte finish on the face and makeup sits really well on top of it.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion | Review

The presence of nourishing ingredients such as wheatgerm, coconut, and soyabean oils as well as anti-ageing skin foods such as Vitamins B5, C, and E makes this sunscreen lotion a lot more than just a sunscreen, it is basically a wonderful day cream for normal to oily skin. The description at the back of the tube shows how much thought has actually gone into making this product and it is unbelievable that it is priced at an extremely affordable INR 160 for a 50ml tube.

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion | Review

Overall, I am extremely happy with this sunscreen lotion and can foresee that I will be going through multiple tubes of the product this summer. I absolutely love the quirky packaging, the affordable price point, the light-weight consistency, and the matte finish of this lotion and would highly recommend it to those who suffer from greasy skin. Now I know what the fuss is all about and absolutely stand by the words of those who sing praises of this sunscreen lotion!

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Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick – Erin | Review and Swatches

Unless you are living under a rock, you must have heard by now that the Maybelline Gigi Hadid collection has finally launched in India. When I saw the international reviews of this collection, I felt that the range was just a marketing gimmick – old products in new packaging, and decided that I will not give in to the beauty of the blush-colored products. However, when I heard both Shreya Jain and Corallista talk about the Matte Lipstick in the shade Erin, I was sucked in! This lipstick is the classic example of “YouTube made me buy it”. Read on to find out whether I loved or regretted the purchase.

Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick - Erin | Review and Swatches

There is no denying that the packaging of the Gigi Hadid collection is BEAUTiful. The blush pink packaging is classic and feminine without being cheesy or too girly, and the lettering on the packaging, and even the cardboard box that holds the product, is holographic, making the entire process of unboxing and looking at the goodies inside all the more exciting. The actual lipstick is a gorgeous shade of deep mauve, with a very very faint trace of brown in it. This shade is more of a nudish mauve on my pigmented lips and medium skin tone, but on fairer Indian skin tones, it will look slightly bolder- a shade that you can wear when you want to make a statement without going overboard with a bright red or purple. This shade of mauve is quite unique, and will go well with neutral or cool toned makeup and outfits. Perhaps a little too deep for daily wear for some, but definitely a great choice for a day out or even an evening event.

Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick - Erin | Review and Swatches

The formula is one of the better lipstick formulas from Maybelline, it is intensely pigmented, offering opacity in one swipe, and has a creamy matte texture when swatched. On the lips, it gives a pure matte finish, while being comfortable and not drying the lips. It is not completely transfer-proof and will fade a little every time you eat or drink something, but it does fade gracefully and evenly. The pigmentation starts to fade after 3-4 hours of wear but does visibly stay put for around 6-7 hours. Overall, there is not much I can complain about regarding the formula, and I am sure all the matte lipstick lovers will agree.

Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick - Erin | Review and Swatches

While the other reds and nudes from the Gigi Hadid lipstick collection did not wow me, Erin, a gorgeous mauve, was definitely a good investment. The price point of INR 550 seems reasonable to me too. While I won’t be purchasing anything else from the range at the moment, I have heard good things about the eyeliner as well, and although these products were repackaged versions of existing products in the USA, for India these are new because the original products weren’t ever launched here. If I am to judge the collection based on this one lipstick, I would say that it is worth the money to try out a product or true, especially if you are a makeup enthusiast.

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