Month: February 2017

ANTI-AGING AND MOISTURIZING FACE MASK AT HOME

Hey beauties, How are you all?

Mirror mirror on the wall! Who is the fairest of all? What a rubbish question I know! Why would someone wish to be fairest of everyone anyway! While being as white as snow won’t be everyone’s dream a glowing beautiful skin with no signs of aging at all definitely is!  Since I don’t have any magic potions to share with you, I share my beauty DIY’s. And hey, the best way to show some love to your skin is by taking care of it right? Today’s mask is for the face, one which contains some awesome ingredients for awesome results.

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Ingredients used to prepare this face mask at home

  • 1 tbsp Aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops pomegranate seed oil
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp rice powder

Method of preparation

In a blender add aloe vera gel, yogurt, and pomegranate seed oil and blend together the ingredients. To that add rice powder to make a paste. Apply this face mask on clean face and keep it for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes wash it off using warm water.

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Benefits of Aloe vera on skin

  • Aloe vera moisturizes the skin without leaving it greasy.
  • It treats acne.
  • Aloe is soothing and can skin inflammations, blistering, and itchiness while helping the skin to heal more rapidly.
  • It fights aging.
  • It treats sunburn.

Benefits of Pomegranate seed oil

  • Pomegranate seed oil has antiaging benefits.
  • Moisturizes the skin, non-greasy but gives deep hydration.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It has an amazing effect on skin texture as it contains a form of pro-estrogen.
  • Reverses skin damage.

Benefits of yogurt on skin

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Fights acne.
  • Moisturizes the skin.
  • Helps is fading blemishes and pigmentation.
  • Soothes sunburn.
  • Treats skin infections.

Benefits of rice powder on skin

  • Removes sun tan.
  • Has anti-aging benefits.
  • Treats blemishes and pigmentation,
  • Treats acne.

So these are the benefits of the ingredients used in this face mask. This mask is great for removing sun tan too apart from being an antiaging and moisturizing mask. Also, helps in treating acne and acne scars with continuous use. Do try this face mask at home and let me know the results.

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What do you think of this anti-aging and moisturizing face mask at home? if you wish to see more such face masks then let me know.

 

 

 

 

KIKO MILANO INVISIBLE POWDER REVIEW

Hi guys! How are you guys doing?

If you have read my last post about the products I got from Kiko stores (my haul post here), you know I have mentioned about the invisible powder. So many of you have asked me to review the invisible powder and here I am with my review. I love such translucent powders for the fact that they do not give any extra coverage or in general, does not have any pigment in it. I know most of you prefer it these days! As the sole purpose of such transparent powders is to mattify and set your makeup. So let’s see how well the Kiko Milano invisible powder does its job.

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Kiko Milano invisible powder product claims

Setting and mattifying face powder that banishes shiny areas from the skin.

It creates a sheer veil with a matte finish. The product adheres perfectly to the skin and bestows a delicate and lightweight “second-skin” effect upon the face. It is soft and velvety to the touch. The powder is easy to apply using the soft sponge that’s attached inside the lid.

Ideal for all skin types, especially shiny and/or oily skin. The powder is also perfect for quick touch-ups throughout the day. Non-drying for the skin.

Price and availability

$19 (69 AED) for 13.5g. Available at all Kiko stores and online

Ingredients

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My take on the Kiko Milano Invisible powder
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The packaging is something I love. It comes in a beautiful white jar with the name written in black. The ingredients and other details are written on the outer black box. Now, the first time I used this product I was running late for an event and I closed the lid and put it inside my bag and left. Later when I checked I found that half of the product was wasted as the lid came out and the powder spilled all over. This happens with most translucent powders. But no, it’s not the packaging, it’s me! The genius me failed to find out that the lid has a twist and lock mechanism, you just have to twist the lid to the lock position. Obviously, I didn’t. So you please take care of that! The lid stays tight and you can carry this powder wherever you go with ease, hence travel-friendly.

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When it is clearly mentioned!

The lid has an attached sponge, which I agree, is convenient. But I prefer using a powder brush as the sponge that comes along with the powder picks too much powder than what is needed and you need only a small amount unless you are baking.

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It has a fragrance which I could not understand what it was, not very pleasant but still okay. The fragrance disappears after a few minutes so that should not be an issue.

Talking about the texture, the powder is so finely milled and so soft. When applied on my skin, it does not look powdery at all. It mattifies my skin but still manages to give a velvety finish, true to its claims. I absolutely love how beautiful it makes my skin look and feel. It does not leave any white cast when photographed, the skin looks beautiful.

But…yes there is a but…the Kiko Milano invisible powder might leave your skin dry if you have dry skin, most probably if you have extremely dry skin. For oily and combination skin, this one works like a magic but for dry skin, I fear it will dry out your skin especially if you are baking. Since this is winter, my skin sometimes is so dry, but with proper moisturizing, this works fine. But if I use this for baking and especially if I have dry patches this sometimes exaggerates the flakiness. But otherwise, the powder works fine when baking too.

It stays for about 5-6 hours, then small traces of oil starts to peep out. This can be easily fixed by blotting, though. Touch ups are also very easy using this powder.

I love how soft my skin feels after applying this powder. The Kiko Milano invisible powder is paraben-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested. So I am definitely loving this powder.

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Overall

In love with:

  • Packaging is beautiful and travel-friendly.
  • Soft and finely milled powder.
  • Mattifies your skin and keeps your makeup in place. Gives a velvety finish.
  • Stays for about 5-6 hours.
  • Only a very small amount is required, hence will last long.
  • Paraben-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested.
  • Photographs well.

Not in love with:

  • Might not be great for dry skin as this powder might dry out your skin.
  • Might exaggerate dry patches on the skin.

Overall, this powder is great for oily and combination skin as it not just mattify your skin and keeps your makeup in place but also leaves your skin looking soft and velvety (that’s my favorite part!) But for beauties with dry skin, this might not be the right choice. I give it 4.5/5 and I highly recommend this to all the gorgeous ladies with oily/combination skin.

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Have you tried the Kiko Milano invisible powder? If not, which is your favorite?

 

 

 

MAKEUP HAUL FROM KIKO MILANO

Hiya beauties, how are you all doing?

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I haven’t done a makeup haul post after massive drugstore makeup haul post ! Since I am trying Kiko Milano for the first time and since they have a 30-50% sale at their outlets in Dubai, I thought I will do a makeup haul post and so that you can get a few items for yourself too! They also have up to 70% part sale online. So let’s check out what products I bought!

Invisible powder

Heard so many great reviews about this powder. This is a transparent mattifying loose powder. I still have powders that I haven’t used yet but since there is nothing like too much makeup, I bought this.

Price $19

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Neo muse Eyeshadow palette

Limited edition. I got shade 02 Architectural brown.This is a matte eyeshadow palette which contains four shades. If you prefer shimmery ones Mahagony Silhouette (01)is the shimmery option. The texture and packaging of this eyeshadow palette is beyond amazing!

Price $22

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Bright duo baked eyeshadow

Which is a dual eyeshadow palette as you already have guessed (very clever :P). I got the shade 16 Pearly Mauve and metallic burgundy, two very beautiful shades. I can’t wait to play with it!

Price $13

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Double colour eyeliner

The double colour eyeliner from Kiko Milano is a limited edition product. I got no.126. Black and silver. These are so pigmented you just have to touch it! At the same time, I felt the tips are really soft so you have to take care while using it!

Price $8

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Enigma lipstick

This is a volume effect lipstick. Available in 8 shades. I got one lipstick from the range. The shade I got is 05 (Rossetti). The first thing I have to comment on is the packaging. I mean the whole packaging of Kiko Milano is amazing but this one and the entire neo noir range is outstanding.

Price $15

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Enigma lip liner

Available in 8 different shades. The shade I got is 06.

Price $9

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Solar protect stick

Apart from makeup I also got this sunscreen stick. Face and body sunscreen which claims to be perfect for sensitive areas like scars, spots, around the eyes and around the lips. It has an spf 50. It is water resistant and protects against UVA/UVB/IR rays.

Price $12

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So these are the products I got from Kiko Milano! If you like to see a review of any of the products above, please feel free to leave a comment or email me. Have you tried any of these products? Which is your favourite from Kinko Milano?