Inglot just recently launched two range of products in the UAE, one for eyes and other for lips. In this post I will be showing you the swatches of both of these. I am not getting into detailed reviews but will be talking about it which means this is kind of like a first impressions post, kind of not fully. But this post contains a lot of pictures. My next post will be a review of the Aquastic cream eye shadow which will be a detailed one so for now enjoy the swatches.
Inglot Aquastic cream eye shadow swatches
This cream eye shadow from Inglot comes in a transparent tube with an applicator. I don’t think it’s wise to use the applicator directly to apply the eye shadow. Instead, take the eye shadow using the applicator and place it on the back of your hand and and then use a brush, pick the product and apply. It is shimmery, blends well and lasts long.
Priced at $17 (89 AED) available at all Inglot stores. Available in 10 shades, ranging from silvers and golds, to rose, blue and green.
Inglot diamond lip tint swatches
This diamond lip tint is almost similar to the Inglot HD lip tint matte, but this one has shimmer. Perfect if you are a fan of the metallic lip trend. Glides on smoothly,opaque finish and no streaks. Lasts long. Lips does not feel dry at all. If you sport your favourite shade just grab it! Worth every penny.
Priced at $18 (110AED) available at all inglot stores. 10 shades available.
So these are the latest launches from Inglot. Have you tried any of these? Or are you planning to? My next post will be a detailed review of the Aquastic cream eye shadow so don’t forget to come back for it! Hope you liked this post.
Even if I don’t wear makeup, one product I always use is mascara. I very rarely use false lashes so the right mascara is very important for me even when I have a full face of makeup. Max factor is one brand which I think is so underrated. They have some really amazing products. So I was very excited to try the Max factor voluptuous false effect mascara. If you are equally interested in trying this mascara then please read further to know what I think about it.
Create wide-eyed impact with the Lash Uplift Brush, designed to capture and lift every lash for a Voluptuous False Lash Effect.
The helix shape enables a 360° application.
The wide fins grip and lift each lash, loading it with more formula.
The long bristles twist around the brush for more lash separation
The boost tip coats more of the tiny hard-to-reach lashes.
How to use
Push the fins deep into the roots.
Wiggle at the roots to coat and comb through lifting lashes to the tip.
My review of the Max factor voluptuous false lash effect mascara
The mascara comes in a beautiful teal and gold packaging, teal body with gold accents, I love it. But what I really love about this mascara is the wand. The wand stands out from others mainly because of the shape of it. It has a helix shape which enables a 360 application. The brush is also a bit longer than your normal wand. Now since the wand is a bit longer, you need to be careful before getting used to using this. Otherwise chances are that the wand might touch somewhere. But you easily get the hang of it so no worries.
The colour of the mascara is deep black and that is another plus point. I am using the shade black. One more shade is available brown black. After using this my lashes are separated and curled beautifully, gives them length and volume. But more than one coat is required for that dramatic fluttery lashes. Not really happy with just one coat. The wand makes it easier to reach even the hard to reach lashes so you can coat all your lashes.
The Max factor voluptuous false lash effect mascara lasts through out the day. Doesn’t clump or smudge.
In love with:
The wand which has a unique helix shape, perfect for covering all the lashes even the ones hard to reach.
Truly black colour.
Gives length and volume to lashes.
Lasted throughout the day.
Not in love with:
One coat will not be enough.
So as you might have already guessed, the Max factor voluptuous false lash effect mascara is definitely one mascara that I love. I am happy how my lashes appear to have length and volume after using this and I would recommend this if you are interested in trying the mascara. I give it 4.5/5.
Have you tried the Max factor voluptuous mascara? Which is your current favourite mascara?
She said “A face mask which is self heating plus it turns blue on massaging” and I am sold! This is how I bought the soap and glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask. That and they had a buy one get one offer at Boots. Soap and Glory products have never failed to impress me. But if this one gets my love or not, you will find out as you read further.
SUPER SELF-HEATING DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK
No Clogs Allowed™ is perfect for weekly use on areas prone to blackhead build-up or more often as a deep-oil-emulsifying face mask and all-round scrubby WONDER!
– 1-minute Hot Poreclear™ Technology – a fast-acting, smoothing and polishing blend of micropumice, salicylic acid and hot clay
– Glycerin – to help skin feel soft and supple
– Surface-polishing micro beads
– Strategically formulated for oily/combination skin
What I think about the soap and glory no clogs allowed
The Soap and Glory no clogs allowed comes in a tube packaging. Nothing special, white tube with some green some black and some pink here and there. Not a very fancy one but still okay. You have to squeeze to get the product out (obviously you know that)
It has a very refreshing fragrance. Something like a citrusy fragrance. The smell lasts as long as the mask is on, but not bothersome, atleast not for me.
The mask is white in color which is supposed to turn blue when you scrub. Always remember to shake the tube really well before applying the mask otherwise the product will separate and the mask will come out gooey. Otherwise the consistency of the mask is perfect for application.
Method of applying is also simple just like you would do with any face masks, on a clean and dry face, massage a grape-sized dab of the product. Then wet your hands and scrub gently and uniformly. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm, wet washcloth. You begin to feel the heat immediately after applying which goes away after a few seconds. Not uncomfortably hot but trust me, it feels ah-mazing! I wish the sensation lasted long though.
The product claims to turn blue when you scrub and I was so excited about it. But honestly speaking it didn’t turn blue. Not that it hasn’t turned blue at all but a very very slight change. One which can hardly be noticed. Sometimes there are just certain blue spots here and there. Anywho I was expecting a magical color change which never happened. But atleast the heating sensation was magical. The word magical might be an exaggeration, so I am not using magical but yes a very nice experience.
The soap and glory no clogs allowed contains pumice which is a very powerful exfoliant, great for removing dead skin. Another key ingredient is Salicylic acid which is excellent for treating pimples, fighting acne and fading any scars and blemishes, reducing skin inflammations, opening clogged pores and shrinking large pores, promotes anti-ageing and reduces oily skin. Also contains grape seed oil which helps in treating acne and pimples, great for skin tightening and prevents skin ageing.
I am quite impressed with the results too. My skin feels so smooth and soft after using this mask. My face feels like it has been deeply cleansed and remains oil free for the whole day. After you have removed the mask there is a cooling sensation left behind which stays for some time and is quite refreshing. On continuous use I did notice a change in my blackheads and my skin felt better.
In love with:
The self heating feels so good. Love the feeling when it’s on and when I take it off, very refreshing.
Skin feels soft, smooth and clean.
Skin improves on continuous usage.
Skin feels refreshed.
Not in love with:
Does not turn blue as claimed, might not be an issue for most of you.
Overall I think the Soap and Glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask does a wonderful job in deep cleansing my face leaving it smooth and soft. This mask also works great as a facial scrub. I love how my skin feels after using this and now I have been using this for more than a month (once every week) and my skin has improved. I really like this face mask and I give it 4.6/5 and I recommend this mask for all beauties with oily/combination skin.
Have you tried the Soap and glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask? Which face mask is your current favourite?
Today I am up with a new review, a lipstick review oh yeah!another liquid lipstick. There are millions of liquid lipsticks out there each claiming to be the best. Liquid lipsticks are great but every liquid lipstick is different and it is not easy to find the best one. My review today is about The Balm Meet Matte Hughes liquid lipsticks. Please read further to know what I think about them.
Price and availability
$29 for the 6 piece set of 1.2ml, $17 for individual lipstick 7.2g. Available at The Balm stores, online, Sephora. Available in 18 shades.
My experience with The Balm Meet Matte Hughes
I own the six piece mini set which contains six shades (obviously :D) which are each 1.2ml miniature of the original which is 7.2g. The Balm Meet Matte Hughes comes in a transparent tube with a silver cap, that retro style packaging which all The Balm products are known for. The names are written at the bottom. The packaging is quite sturdy. The cap is a twist open type and stays tightly shut. Definitely a travel-friendly packaging.
The applicator is is okay, not something that’s as good as Mac Retro Matte but still okay. Application will not be an issue but the applicator picks too much product than what is required as it is quite fluffy. Speaking about the scent, The Balm Meet Matte Hughes has a peppermint scent, which I like, it fades very quickly though. The reason for this scent is because it contains peppermint oil which is used for plumping effect of lips. Due to this reason there is a very very mild tingling when you apply this lipstick which immediately goes.
I really love the formula of this lipstick, very thin, you hardly know it’s there but pigmented at the same time. Just one coat and you are left with an opaque layer with no patchiness at all. And that too only a very smallamount of product is required for a full coverage even for pigmented lips. Dries quickly and very comfortable to wear.
It claims to be moisturising and all but honestly speaking I have never found any liquid lipstick to be moisturising. But this one didn’t make my lips extra dry and that just makes me happy. I always exfoliate and moisturise my lips before applying any lipstick. Since this gives a matte finish, I wipe off any excess lip balm before applying. And yes, this gives a true matte finish.
The best part is yet to come. Even after eating and drinking the lipstick remained intact, unless I go for some oily foods. Some shades fade a little, but nothing noticeable. I think the problem comes when you decide to touch up. When you do so, for a few minutes your lips feel heavy and dry. But after some time that feeling goes away.
The staying power is also amazing. Most shades stays put for 6+ hours even without using lip liners. I have found that some shades might fade a little fast but 5+ hours are guaranteed. Fades gracefullyand not patchy at all so there will probably be no need for touch-ups.
The shades in my set are Charming, which is beautiful mauve, Sincere which is mauve itself but a little bit lighter than Charming, Committed a dusky pinkish nude, Doting which is an orangey coral,Dedicated which is Magenta and Loyal which is a bright true red.
Swatches of The Balm meet matte Hughes
In love with:
Cruelty free, Vegan.
Application easy to control.
Very opaque and not at all patchy.
No bleeding or smudging.
Comfortable to wear.
Does not make lips dry.
Does not stain my coffee mug.
Not in love with:
Some shades settle into the lines of the lips.
Touching up is not a good idea as it might leave your lips dry.
Some might not like the peppermint scent and the tingling sensation. But the tingling is very very mild.
Applicator holds a lot of product.
Overall I think The Balm Meet Matte Hughes is a really good liquid lipstick. The cons that I have mentioned are not a big issue at least for me as i am totally fine with the peppermint scent. Touching up will not be an issue since this lipstick stays all day. I wouldn’t say this is the best liquid lipstick available, but this is definitely one of the best. You can either get the miniature set or get the full size if you prefer just one shade. I rate it 4.5/5 and I think this is something you must try.
Have you used the Balm Meet Matte Hughes? Which is your favourite shade?
If you ask me one makeup product I love stocking up (If I had to choose one) I would definitely say lipsticks. I just love buying them. And most probably you too. Who isn’t obsessed with liquid lipsticks these days! That’s the reason every other brand has its own liquid lipstick range now. Then how can Mac not have one right! Some time back Mac launched their liquid lipstick range. Today I am going to review Mac retro matte liquid color in the shade Carnivores. I actually don’t like the name Carnivores though. Let’s just jump into the review before I start my blah blahs.
Matte reigns supreme! Our fan-favourite M·A·C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is back with eight new saturated shades of on-trend muted and deep tones. Whichever one you choose, all promise a big splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers, virtually impossible to forget.
Price and availability
Price is 135 AED (20$) and available at all Mac stores and online.
My review of the Mac Retro Matte Liquid lip color
Mac Retro Matte Liquid lip color comes in a transparent packaging with a black cap. The black cap is exactly similar to the ones of their lipsticks. Simple but good packaging. The cap stays tight and hence throw it in your bag and take it wherever you like. Now if you ask me one thing which makes this liquid lipstick stand out from the rest, I would say is the applicator that comes along with it. The applicator is diamond shaped which allows the application much easier. Perfect to line and define the lips. The smaller tip works great at the corners of the lips while the center part makes easier for application at the center of the lips.
The Mac retro matte liquid lipstick is available in 15 shades from nudes to brighter ones. The shade I am going to talk about today is Carnivores and yes I remember I have already told you this. Carnivores is a vampy deep wine shade, blackened red as MAC calls it. Very beautiful shade. That kind of shade which just boosts your confidence level. It also looks great in photographs too.
This lipstick does not have any particular scent, which is a good thing. The lipstick glides on smoothly andbeautifully and gives a beautiful matte finish. The formula of the lipstick is the best part, soft and smooth. I also like the texture quite thick and mousse. The pigmentation is also brilliant. Just one swipe and you are left with an opaque layer. But some shades look slightly streaky or patchy but that can be taken care of. It sets really quick and is not tacky at all. When the lipstick sets the shade becomes a tad bit darker you have to keep that in mind when choosing the shades.The MAC retro matte liquid lipstick applies evenly but some shades might crumble a little bit while touching up. But carnivores does not. But honestly speaking there was no need for touch ups.
One thing most people hate about all liquid lipsticks is drying out the lips. This one is not that drying but not very moisturizing at the same time. It is very comfortable to wear though. Another good thing about this lipstick is that it does not transfer. The lasting power is another great thing. I had light meals, I had dinner and coffee but still, my lipstick remained intact! But that might be a little different for lighter shades. There is a little bit of fading from the center with heavy meals when you use lighter shades. But otherwise, lasts for 6-7 hours without any touch-ups. The MAC retro matte liquid lipstick is waterproof and the real difficulty comes when removing it especially darker shades.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid lip color swatches
In love with:
Opaque with just one swipe and great color payoff.
Feels comfortable, not that drying.
Sets really fast.
Amazing applicator, perfect for lining and defining the lips.
Really long lasting.
Smudge-proof and waterproof.
Not in love with:
Since it sets really quick you have to work really fast.
Removing is quite a task.
Layering is difficult for some shades as it might end up looking patchy.
Overall I think MAC retro matte liquid lipstick is a good one, not one of the best but still worth trying. If you get a shade that you love from this range then you must think no further and get it but if you have too many liquid lipsticks and no particular shade excites you then you can just skip this one! I love the shade Carnivores so I am really happy with it. I give it 3.5/5.
Have you used the MAC retro matte liquid lip color? Which shade is your favorite? What do you think about this particular shade?
If someone touches my hair or my head I get really angry. So if someone specifically my brother feels like teasing me he touches my head and I get furious. What I am saying is even when getting hair treatments you really got to be the best to impress me. I just recently have been to BdB blodrybar for an Argan deep conditioning ritual with massage. Blodrybar is one of those blow dry bars which promises in making every day a good hair day. When you don’t want or rather don’t have the time to get your hair styled, just pop in and get gorgeously styled hair by some super talented stylists.
Please read further to know my experience at the blodrybar and why you need a deep conditioning treatment for your hair.
Blodrybar, one of Dubai’s premium blow dry bars, is located in Motor city. Blodry bar is well known for their hair styling services including 5 typesof blowouts, 4 different up do’s, 9 types of braids in addition to cuts and colors. But not just that, they offer an extensive range of beautytreatments of all kinds makeup, threading, tinting, manicures, that is quite a great list of services.
I really wanted to try their hair styling service but since I am a hijabi I decided not to and instead chose a hair treatment. They offer a variety of hair treatments like Keratin, deep conditioning, olaplex etc. You can check out their website for more details.
BdB’s professional hair care range by Label M is SODIUM and SULFATE FREE. In addition, their range of heat protection sprays, serums, ionic hair dryers and ceramic straighteners ensure that the client leaves the salon with hair that not only looks good but also feels great.
The Blodry bar is situated on the first floor of Apex Atrium. From the outside I actually wondered if this will be worth it, to be honest. But I really love the interiors which is mainly, with white walls, white chairs, white lamps with a little bit of yellow here and there like some few yellow couches, some yellow lightings. A beautiful chandelier hangs on top of the desk which truly enhances the design statement of the blodrybar. Simple and sophisticated design.
My experience of Argan deep conditioning ritual
Step 1: Consultation with the stylist
One thing I liked about the blodrybar is that you don’t just go and look into the menu and come up with some random treatments/services which you are not quite sure about. The trained stylists there first analyze your hair and based on that (and also your preference) you both can select what service you want. My stylist was Aneela, and I highly highly recommend her. She is brilliant at what she does and her massaging skills are out of the world. Moreover, she is such a sweet person heart. Aneela recommended Argan deep conditioning treatment for my hair.
Step 2: Washing your hair
The next step is washing your hair with shampoo. Aneela did not use any conditioners after shampooing as she said the hair mask she was about to use will deeply condition my hair. You don’t have to worry about your clothes too as they will provide you with a wrap on dress.
Step 3: Mask
The most important step, the hair mask of course. Aneela used the Luxury ofroyalty by Crystal Argan oil nutrition infusing mask for the argan deep conditioning treatment. Luxury of royalty is a luxury line of hair products infused with argan oil. She added a few drops of the Argan oil hair and body serum to the mask. She then applied the hair mask on my hair quite liberally then wrapped a hot towel on top. She said the temperature from the warm towel is only required for the mask to penetrate into the hair. She also covered the towel with a wrap to lock in the heat for a bit longer.
While the mask was on, Aneela started her magic. Her neck and shoulder massage was very much needed for a tired mom. It was so good to have a great massage and she was definitely best in what she was doing.
Step 4: Washing off the mask
Final step is washing off the mask. After washing she blow dried my hair. Since I was going to wear my hijab after the treatment I asked her not to fully dry/style my hair. I just wanted to avoid the heat. If you prefer, your sylist will blowdry and set your hair. But Aneela also said it was great that you don’t use such heat tools immediately, it’s okay but best not to.
Aneela also gave a great head massage and as I mentioned earlier if you are not good I can even hit you! okay just kidding but I truly get angry. But the head massage was so good I immediately felt so relaxed and I really wanted to sleep. Now that’s really special because I am someone who sleeps really late.
Let’s find out what the hair mask claims
Claims of the hair mask
This argan oil based formula is infused with Vitamin E, Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids. It helps repair the hair and deeply conditions to restore softness and shine, giving the hair long-lasting protection from drying out, leaving it extraordinarily healthy and easier to manage.
Claims of the serum
The composition of Argan, a most stable unique oil, endows it with many benefits which are scientifically proved today. Argan oil presents an exceptional percentage of essential fatty acids, one of which is linoleic acid (omega 6, the most intracellular oxygenation and thus favor the restoration of the hydrolipidic film by increasing the nutriment content of cutaneous cells and ensuring the indispensable moisturizing of the hair and skin. The essential fatty acids fight against drying and the loss of elasticity which encourage the appearance of wrinkles. The skin gains suppleness, elasticity, and tonicity and becomes more resistant. This beneficial action against cutaneous aging it reinforces by a very high content in Vitamin E (tocopherols) hydrating and healing, but especially one of the most powerful biological antioxyders which neutralizes the free radicals. Vitamin E protects the cell membranes against lipid oxidization and thus slows down the process of skin aging.
My hair is normally is dry and frizzy but not very damaged. Immediately after the treatment, I could see how soft and smooth my hair felt. Its one week now after I have done the treatment and my hair is still in a good condition so I am really impressed. My hair is naturally wavy which became more soft and manageable which is definitely a great win! If you have naturally straight hair then macadamia treatment will be a better right choice rather than Argan oil treatment.
I also got a beautiful manicure from the Bdb. My manicure was done by Leslie, another sweet girl. A wide variety of nail paints are also available from which you can choose the one you like.
Overall, I am really happy with the services I have tried from the Blodrybar. Even after a week, my otherwise dry and frizzy hair is deeply conditioned hence it feels soft andbeautiful. The staff there are very well mannered and are amazing at what they do. If you have a special occasion or just are need of a great hairstyle or you think your hair needs some special care, Blodrybar is definitely a great choice. I give it a 4.2/5.
If you would love to know more about their various services or how to reach them then please check out their website here They also have some really amazing promotions going on so now is definitely the right time.
The services were offered to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are completely my own and 100% honest.
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.
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
My take on the Kiko Milano Invisible powder
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you tried the Kiko Milano invisible powder? If not, which is your favorite?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Enigma lip liner
Available in 8 different shades. The shade I got is 06.
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.
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?
Hey, my gorgeous friends! How are you all doing? I have been really busy the past week as it was my Inaya’s 2nd birthday! I am happy and sad both about it and I am sure all my fellow mommies will understand what I am talking about! Anyways today I am here with a product review. I am reviewing a lipstick today, Inglot Matte lipstick in the shade 440.
The perfect opaque super matte lipstick for any occasion. Vitamin E, macadamia oil, and avocado oil moisturise and nourish the lips. Long lasting formula provides the ideal matte, smooth, even finish.
Price and availability
Price is 75AED ($10) for 4.5 gm and available at all Inglot outlets. Available in 40+ shades.
My review of the Ingot matte lipstick 440
If you know me you know I used to be someone who always goes for pink, peach and other nude lipsticks. It’s just recently that I started using more bold and brighter shades! I have used the Inglot matte lipsticks in many other shades before.I have even tried this purple shade but I didn’t buy it because I thought I will never use it! I wouldn’t have used it then but now things have changed and I have started using more bold, bright and deep colours. Hence I finally bought this deeper shade from Inglot Matte lipstick range.
The lipstick comes in a black outer box which has all the information written like the ingredient list, expiry and shade number which we will obviously throw away so no use. The actual lipstick has a classy black metal like and sturdy packaging with the brand name written on the lid. The shade number is written on a sticker at the bottom of the bullet. I actually don’t prefer shades to be identified as numbers and I believe you too don’t like it that way either. The only way to identify a particular shade is to open the top and check other than remembering the shade number. The cap shuts tight and hence is travel-friendly.
It contains ingredients like Castor oil, Macadamia oil and Avocado oil which helps to moisturise and nourish your lips.
The texture of this lipstick is matte, real matte! If you are in search for a true matte lipstick, then this one is for you. Since it’s matte, it has a slightlydrytexture too. Hence there is a chance for a bit of tugging. Exfoliating and moisturising of the lips is very important otherwise your lips will look dry and patchy. But this lipstick does not settle into fine lines.
The shade 440 which I am talking about today is a deep purple shade, which will bring that bold and quirky side of you outside. This shade will be flattering on most skin tones,especially for the dark skinned beauties. It has a fruity fragrance, not an overpowering fragrance but sweet and pleasant.
Just one swipe and you are left with an opaque colour. Can expect a little bit of dragging when applying but nothing that cannot be fixed. .If you want the shade to be more intense then you can do two or more swipes. Covers even pigmented lips. Does not transfer or bleed.
The staying power is also quite impressive. Stays for 5-6 hours with light meal and drinks. When you have heavy meals it fades from the centre. It fades leaving a beautiful stain behind. I cannot say it fades evenly but you can easily fix this by just swiping your fingers.
After 6 hours it fades leaving a beautiful stain behind. I cannot say it fades evenly but you can easily fix this by just evening out the colour with your fingers.
Swatches of Inglot matte lipstick #440
In love with
True matte formula.
The sturdy black casing which is travel-friendly.
Great colour pay-off.
Lasts for 5-6 hours and leaves a stain behind.
Contains some amazing ingredients like Castor oil, Macadamia oil and Avocado oil.
Does not transfer or bleed.
Not in love with
The slightly dry texture, which might leave your lips dry. If you have dry or flaky lips then this will accentuate it.
Exfoliating and moisturising are very important for a clean and smooth application.
I have used the Inglot matte lipstick in many other shades before and I really like it! I have to admit that if you don’t exfoliate and moisturise your lips properly this will end up looking patchy and dry. The shade#440 is no different. The stain this particular shade leaves behind is also something I love and is beautiful. I rate it 3.9/5. Despite the dry texture, I would still say this matte lipstick from Inglot is something you should at least try. The quality of this lipstick is brilliant.
Have you tried the Inglot matte lipstick? Which is your favourite shade? Which is your favourite matte lipstick?
What is one think you hate about sunscreens? I would say the sticky, greasy feeling it gives and sometimes white cast. I am quite sure these might be your reasons for not wearing sunscreen or at least hating the poor thing. But hey, you know right, sunscreen is an inevitable part of your beauty regime. Not only when you are outdoors, sunscreen is necessary even when you are indoors. Today I am going to express my thoughts about a sunscreen, a powdered sunscreen.
Why I was particularly intrigued about the powdered sunshine is because it came in powder form. I never knew there was a sunscreen in powder form. And then when I visited a Lush store in Dubai, I discovered it. Plus the kind people from Lush were kind enough to offer this one for free. The staff at Lush in Mercato mall invited me for a shop tour and this was one of the items I received.Please keep reading to know what I think about the powdered sunshine from Lush cosmetics.
Perfect for those picky about feeling sticky, this light, loose powder keeps you safe in the sun and gives skin a matte, subtly shimmering tone. Venturing outside, calamine powder – rich in naturally protective zinc oxide – will reflect broad spectrum uv rays whilst bright citrusy lime and lemon oils sourced from the Southern Italian peninsula fragrance skin with a fruity, earthy aroma that captures picnic weather.
80 AED (6.95 pounds) for 70gms and available at all Lush stores.
My take on the Lush powdered sunshine
The packaging of the powdered sunshine is quite simple, a transparent plastic bottle with a black label where the product name and other details like ingredient list, method of using and product claims are mentioned. It has a flip-open cap. Not a fancy packaging, but you know right, Lush has no fancy looking packaging anyways. But the bottle is easy to carry and travel-friendly.
The powder is very very light pink in colour. It has a fragrance that is a mix of citrus and earthy aroma. I think the smell of patchouli is standing out as well. Patchouli has an earthy, herbal scent. A very soothing and refreshing fragrance. It leaves a very mild scent on your skin which lingers for some time and disappears after a while.
When you take the powder in your hand, you can feel the powder to be a bit coarse and grainy. When you apply the powdered sunshine on your skin make sure you dab and not rub. You can use a powder brush and just dust some powder on your face. Once applied on the skin you can hardly feel its on. What I wasn’t sure before trying this powdered sunscreen was that if it will look powdery or not and I must say even when I apply quite a thick layer of the sunscreen, it didn’t look powdery at all. Undetectable even on my tanned skin. It doesn’t feel greasy and really mattifies my skin and nowhite cast.
What I really have a problem with the powdered sunshine is regarding the SPF. SPF 15 is too low especially when I am outside in the sun. But I like to use it when I don’t have to stay under direct sunlight, mainly indoors. As I said you need SPF even when you are at home, so this will do. When in sun, I need an SPF of 50+. I also like using it on top of my makeup just like translucent powder and I must say it does a great job as a translucent powder as it sets my makeup and mattifies. It also gives a subtle shimmer somewhat like the HD powders and I love it. Plus I have the advantage of an SPF.
Lush suggests to re-apply the powdered sunscreen every 2 hours, just as any other sunscreens but I think it stays longer than that. One bottle contains 70g of the product. You don’t have to repurchase for a very long time because you need only a very small amount of the product.
One other advantage of this sunscreen is that you don’thave to wait for it to get absorbed into your skin. Just apply and go. I also like to use this a dry shampoo and I love the beautiful fragrance it leaves on my hair.
Not just that, why I like the powdered sunshine is because it actually soothedmy skin irritation. I had a few bumps on my jawline due to an allergic reaction and this product really helped me in soothing it. But please don’t test any new product when you have an allergic reaction.
I think the main reason it helped is because it contains calamine, which we know is a soothing and antiseptic powder and is high in zinc oxide so works perfect as a sunscreen, along with olibanum oil which has toning and antiseptic effects. Also, I think patchouli might have helped as it has an anti-bacterial and cooling effect.
Unlike most Lush products, powdered sunshine has a bunch of scary looking ingredients. The two main ingredients apart from calamine, lime and lemon oils and cornflour are octyl methoxycinnamate and octocrylene. Don’t get scared by the name. Octocrylene is a compound which absorbs UVB and short-wave UVA, also acts as an emollient. Octyl methoxycinnamate which also absorbs UVB from the sun protecting the skin from damage and also helps to reduce the appearance of scars. (I googled :P)
For all those who hate to read a long post, Let’s just summarise
In love with:
Non-greasy, no white cast.
Easy to carry and travel-friendly.
Doesn’t look powdery even on tanned skin.
A little goes a long way.
Works great as a loose powder.
Mattifies the skin and gives a subtle shimmer.
Contains some great ingredients which helps is soothing the skin too.
Lush powdered sunshine can also be used as a dry shampoo. So it is basically a multi-purpose product.
Not in love with:
SPF is really low, just 15.
Powder is a bit grainy.
Overall, if you ask me if I would use it as a sunscreen when I am staying in the sun for a long time, I will not as the SPF is low. But when I stay indoors or when I don’t have to stay under direct sunlight I will use it. It helped to soothe and relax my skin so I would love to keep it. I can use it on top of my makeup as a loose powder and it mattifies and gives a beautiful glow to the skin.Which means this is not a product that must not be purchased, this is a great product but as a sunscreen it is just average. So I leave the choice to you!
If you have used the Lush cosmetics powdered sunshine please let me know what you felt. Also please feel free to comment and let me know how you felt about today’s post.