This Summer/Spring collection of Lakme Fashion Week brought about a new trend on the runway – Illuminate. Illuminate by definition means something that has an inner glow that shines and sparkles by itself. If you are someone keeping track of international makeup trends you would have definitely followed up on the illuminate technique of makeup and its product.
LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE ILLUMINATE is a collection by Lakme where it has a got a collection of new face makeup with a lot of shimmer and shine. I am loving how illuminate technique is making its way in our lives and I really like the collection.
Lakme Illuminate Collection has –
- 11 Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist
- 3 Lakme Absolute Precision Artist Eye Liner
- 2 Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette
- 15 Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer
Gel Stylist is a set of 11 nail paints which are good to go with all your outfits.
The Lakme Absolute Precision Artist Eye Liner is a retractable pencil with a rubber grip from the Lakme Illuminate Collection. The pencil is shaped differently unlike most other kohl pencils. The texture is creamy and something between a pencile and a liner. Since it has a great finish you can use it in various ways. You can easily outline your eyes and give a little oomph your eyes in just a few minutes. it is creamy enough and does not bleed easily, once you have got the perfect color with a few strokes it does not transfer. The pencil glides almost perfectly and has three colors – Burnished Brown, Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue. It is priced at 850
The Lakme Absolute Lip Shimmer is a new range of shimmery lipsticks from the illuminate collection. I always like shimmery lipsticks but I am not too fond of Lakme lipsticks because of a distinct strong smell they have. I find it in most of their lipsticks like this one too. These lipsticks are available in 15 shades and I am sure you can take your pick. These colors have a varied range of red and pinks. It is priced at 700.
The Lakme Absolute Illuminate Eye Shadow is available in two variants – Gold and Silver. This is the first time where Lakme has created shimmery eye shadow pallet and I would have them add on to a few more colors. Though I still feel the pallet has very wearable colors and you can use them for most of your outings. You might use them more for highlighting than for the shadow itself. It is priced at 995
Style Meter – 7/10
I am a hoarder for great scents so you can very well understand my love for The Body Shop products. Firstly let me tell you what a body sorbet is – Sorbet is frozen desert made of flavored sweetened water. If you ever had to apply strawberry sorbet on your body, it would feel exactly similar to the The Body Shop Strawberry Body Sorbet.
Recently I picked up The Body Shop Strawberry Body Sorbet from the local store. While I had to choose from the other flavors like The Body Shop Moringa Body Sorbet, The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet and The Body Shop Mango Body Sorbet but since I have never tried something in strawberry scent I went ahead with this product.
The product comes in a soft plastic tube with a flip open cap which is perfect to let out the exact amount you need. It neither sticks nor oozes out while travelling.
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Sorbet has a very soft liquid like texture which is very easy to apply and can be absorbed well by any type of skin type. You gently need to massage it on your skin for best results. It is very light and refreshing and seems ideal for summers or humid climate. It has a fresh strawberry like scent which is light and nice which stays for some time after application.
Although it does not provide enough moisture if you have very dry skin or if you want to use it for winters. It would have been better if it had little more hydrating powers and people with oily and combination skin could have used it any time.
I still feel it’s USP is the sweet and fresh strawberry fragrance. While application it does not smell anything away from strawberries and that’s why it seems to be my favorite.
- light weighted
- easy application
- easily available
- non oily
- not hydrating enough
- can’t be used in winters
Style Meter – 8/10
While I am a loyal user of Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash I usually don’t feel as soft after its use in these brutal North Indian winters so here I have my new favorite to keep up with my cleansing routine for the day that also helps to keep my skin soft – Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Face Wash.
Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Face Wash which seems to help you in tough winters, when you are looking for something smooth but equally cleansing. Since the name suggests it has a foaming quality which spreads evenly on your face and the best part is that it gets used in small quantities like other Johnson & Johnson products so you know if you have bought one, you can easily manage with it for one season.
I am using it to clean my face before my base make up followed by my regular dose of Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Cream and foundation. Even after using a makeup remover I feel the need to wash my face before sleep and this product is my go to every night after a party especially during these days.
Rating – 9/ 10
It is easy to use and does not have any harmful chemicals making it usable on daily basis. It is highly cost effective and best for every skin type in the Indian climate.
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.
Recently Loreal launched Compact powder in the Mat Magique range. Frankly, I am a lover of compact powder and especially with the never ending Indian summers a pressed powder is a boon in your bag. Here
I am always on a search for new skin products which help my skin glow. Since I am little skeptical I bank on more on herbal products and here is how I bumped into Blossom Kochhar’s face packs
This is the oxygen rich pack from Blossom Kochhar, I used this the other day and I found it to be a perfect option for this season. It does not dry your skin and help your skin glow. Since oxygen has very few side effects this can be easily used by women with all skin types. I just used this face pack to get a clean glowy look on Sunday evening.
It has to be applied evenly on your face, I prefer using it over wet skin for best results
Style Meter – 9
This is the second product that I tried from this brand, It is rich in green tea extracts. I used this as well and put it for about 20 mins but it made my skin little dry. Green tea has a lot of scrubbing and cleansing properties because of which it could have dried the skin. When I reused it and kept the face pack for 5 mins I saw better results, it cleans your face very well and I think it is a great option for people with oily skin in winters and for people with normal to dry skin in summers.
It is a good option that can provide instant results.
Style Meter -8
Collaborated post with Blossom Kochhar
Since the time Loreal has come up with Magique kajal it has entered the economy kajal sector with Lakme and Maybelline. It can be a little tough for you to choose from them. Kohl is one beauty product that I swear by and I never leave home without it.
Here is a little comparison of these
I felt that Loreal Magique is highly priced and does not provide as much value for money as the other two do. Also I have not had a great experience with Maybelline Colossal in the past so my verdict goes to Lakme Eyeconic Kajal.
Share your experiences with these Kohl pencils