Today I am going to give out the list of my most favorite foundations that are available in India. These are the best ones that I found in the Indian market do share your favorites too in the comments section.
- Revlon Photoready Make up Foundation:
The Photoready foundation creates a dewy finish and makes the skin look glowy and supple. The foundation gets absorbed so soon that it looks like an extension of your own skin and has a long lasting stay. This is the perfect foundation for the weddings or party season as it gives that very fresh glowy party look. The best thing is that you don’t even need a concealer to hide your patches or zits. Since it comes with enough SPF you wont need a dab of sunscreen either. The packaging has a pump like most other foundations available.
Price: INR 850-1000.
Style Meter – 8.5
- Clinique Super Balanced Makeup Foundation:
This clinique foundation is the best for women with combination or oily skin. It totally understands your skin, if you know what I mean. It gives complete coverage and you would not need any other product like a primer or a concealer. Depending on the oil content of your skin I recommend you may use a basic moisturizer if you need to. It does not break out or create any zits even on the most sensitive skin. It lasts long hours and only a very little quantity is used. It is the best product if you are looking for a more matte finish.
Price : INR2500 approx
Style Meter – 9/10
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation:
You all know how much I adore Estee Lauder products and this one is no different. This is one of the best full coverage foundations in the market and I am saying that out of experience. It settles so easily on the skin that you won’t even need a pressed powder over it. The only drawback is that it does not have enough SPF but it is good enough to go for most of your outings. It rests extremely easily on the skin providing a very long stay.
Price: INR 2790
Style Meter – 9/10
- Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover SPF 25:
The package comes in an attractive pump design, since it gets very easy to use, it becomes more travel friendly. It provides very good coverage which is very long lasting. You may need to create a moisturizer or a primer base to make your face more supple or you may just stick to a body oil like me. It is one of the cheapest foundations in my favorites.
Price – INR 630
Style Meter – 8.5/10
- Maybeline New York Fit Me Foundation:
Oh I so love this foundation. It is m favorite in this range. It gives you complete coverage and you do not need any base at all. You would rarely need a concealer and once you blend it you are just good to go. It will easily last for four hours on your face and gives a glowy matte finish.
Price – INR 565
Style Meter – 9/10
L’Oreal has introduced a new range of colorful eye pencils with gel liners under the Cannes collection. These are called L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliners. While this is a breath of fresh air and is very different from the L’Oreal Kajal magique and the different colored eye pencils from Lakme, Maybelline or Faces cosmetics.
The product says, ‘Indulge your eyes in silk with Silkissimeby Infallible. Glide on smooth intensity with our first silk inspired liquid pencil. The smudge-proof formula lasts for up to 16-hours of intense color from dusk until dawn. Gives a delicate, silky shiny look with ultimate perfection in a single stroke. Available in 8 vibrant shades.’ The shades are –
- Pure Purple
- Cobalt Blue
- True Teal
These L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliners are a gel liners which are way too creamy. Since the product needs to be sharpened for re-use which is not user friendly. Tip breaks away very easily only on a single usage. Though you may use it as a base but creating a fine line with these eyeliners is a big issue.
I feel not very comfortable with the idea of sharpening eye pencils because then they loose the fine tip finish. Though I am pretty impressed with the wide variety of colors and I would have tried them all but my experience was not too great with the four I got.
The best part is that stays for quite a long time. Once you put this on you do not have to refresh it throughout the day. It can be on its own and doesn’t smudge later. The color is well defined and you can give it a try if you have a thing for colors like I do.
Price – INR 575 for 1.10g
- The colors
- The gel finish
- The ease of application and availability
- Too expensive
- a lot of it goes waste in breaking
- sharpening is not easy and since the tip breaks it cannot give an even finish after the first use
Style Meter – 7/10
There are some people who swear by gel eyeliners while there is another bunch who think it is a real waste of money and then there is a third category who do not believe in trying something new. They stand for what they have seen in the last so many years – the liquid eyeliner. From the chunk who likes it, they love Maybelline eye studio drama gel eyeliner for more than one reason. This is the first time that I have used a gel eyeliner, read further to know my experience with it.
Maybelline Eye Studio Drama Gel Eyeliner claims to stay for 36 hours without smudging but trust me, a girl like me would not stay in the same eyeliner for so long. I did use it for over 12 hours and it just worked fine. It really did not smudge leaving me not -so -conscious till I got home.
Maybelline Eye Studio Drama Gel Eyeliner comes in a package with a small bottle with the gel eyeliner and a brush for application. The brush is small but has soft bristles for precise application. The best part is that you can create just a thin outline or a dramatic winged eyeliner with the same ease since it has a two way brush.
Price – 449 for 2.5 gm
- Ease of application because of the brush
- Easy storage and maintenance
- varied types of application
- easy on pocket
- gives a neat matte finish
- can be used daily
- Two way brush for better application
- May or may not work well for 36 hours
- people who prefer pencils are not very comfortable using it
- dries too easily
- The eye liner dries very fast so it does not smudge.
- The color is not very intense black
- You can spread it and use it to complement your eye shadow
- It has a gel like finish and it easily glides on your skin
- Easily removable with a cleansing milk or a makeup remover
Rating – 8/10
Diwali season is right here and I know most of you are running to your hometowns to celebrate festival of light with joy. Today, I bring to you one of my most favorite product for eye make up – Maybelline The Nudes Palette review. I seriously feel it can create your look in a few minutes making you feel confident without much hassle. Though Maybelline had introduced The Nudes Palette quite some time back but this festive season is the right time and place to flaunt it on your eyes. Remember, if you have got it, you need to flaunt it.
This is the Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review
The Nudes Palette has 12 shades which you can mix and match to create your favorite look. This palette provides with a multitude of permutations and combinations to try and create something wonderful every day of this week during Diwali. These are the swatches for you to decide and check
Size of the product – 9 gm
Priced at – INR 1165
The colors begin from the silver dust to a smokey black grey. As I already mentioned being a fan of The Nude Palette, I still feel it is priced a little higher than its contemporaries. Though it does guarantee a smooth free flow touch and it will be best used over a base to create a perfect look. You might want to avoid adding too much base because for some people like me, it instead makes it more and more oily. If you have oily eye-lid skin you will surely like it.
Get your act together with a light shade and use the dark brown to create a cat eye to match all your Indian outfits.
Style Meter – 7.5
So what are you waiting for get on your eye brushes and do something new this time, Do let us know how you created your favorite look with this Maybelline The Nudes Palette.
Maybelline came out with Colorshow range last year for nail paints and followed it by lip colors. It became a huge hit among the girls of the country so they came up with the new matte range and here is
The year marked the launch of a new range of beauty products which are here to stay. Here I present to you a list of my most favorite products that were launched this year.
I have loved these translucent lip balms, each one retains it original color and flavor. The thing I liked most about these is that it stays in the lipstick form and doesn’t flow in the heat.
Style Meter – 9
The latest range launched by lakme under the name of absolute range where the products are majorly made in nude shades. They believe that this make up should stick to the face like a second skin.
Style Meter – 8.5
The new keratin smooth range from Tresemme which helps frizzy and dry hair to behave well. This product has been a great gift among girls who have dry and dull hair.
Style Meter – 8
Beauty Benefit Creams have come here to stay, these creams provide an easy daily base for make up. It can be used just by itself too.
It has replaced the daily moisturizer and light make up.
Style Meter – 9
These are my favorite picks and you are free to tell me your suggestions.
All Indian girls have this problem owing to our skin color. Whatever we wear we want to keep matching nails but there are few colors that can completely change the look of the hand. We always have one woman who will always have the same nail paint but her hands look awesome. This is exactly what we need to find out.
I will do this today with the help of Maybelline Color Show
- Pink Voltage – This is a light mauvish pink tone which will flatter all skin tones.
- Crome Pink – Another color towards brown
- Wine and Dine – This is a personal favorite and can be matched to a lot of looks
- Silk Stockings – A light shade to complement your skin
- Bold Gold – For the party girl
http://maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P5021002&catcode=F1_NailColor for the full list.
A few tips –
- Avoid using fluorescent shades like yellow and green
- For nail art, always take a light colored base
- Experiment with brown tones it has more chances of good results
- Avoid black and orange, it tends to highlight the flaws
- When in doubt go with light pink