Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick In BUMBLE

 

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick In Bumble

I have been eyeing a particular shade from Colourpop in their ultra-matte range and when about two weeks back Colourpop had free shipping in US I grabbed one in the shade BUMBLE. So here is a little story while getting this lipstick. As soon as their free shipping promo started I went to their website and added this lipstick in my cart and what I see when I scroll down there is APPLY COUPON. I was wondering whether my coupon will work or not but there is no harm in trying so I had $5 coupon code and after typing the code I click apply and BAM!! It was accepted and I literally paid $1 for this liquid lipstick. Later, Colourpop disabled the coupon which was disappointing but I was glad I ordered very early and my code worked.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick In Bumble

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick In Bumble

Coming back to the lipstick, BUMBLE is beautiful dusty terracotta with warm undertones and this ultra-matte formula. The consistency is slightly thin and can be tricky to apply but you could use a lip liner first to gives edges a clean look or you can use a lip brush and line your lips. One coat gives you a opaque coverage and they dry so quick. Avoid layering coats to reduce the chances of cracking or flaking. I have had no trouble in applying however I highly recommend prepping your lips first. Exfoliate your lips before applying any liquid lipstick as it gives a smooth application and there is no flakiness or dryness. You could also apply a lip balm if you are in a hurry.

When it comes to its staying power, it stays good for 6-8 hours and after 8 hours also there was little fade of color due to the greasy food I was hogging that day 😀 I was totally impressed by its staying power. You might need an oil based remover to remove the lipstick effortlessly. Coconut oil or olive oil works equally good.  There is no fragrance to worry about.

The packaging is clear plastic with iridescent lettering. It has nice size doe foot applicator which makes application simple. This is such a gorgeous color and will look flattering on all skin tones. I can’t recommend enough how good and affordable is Colourpop.

Which is your favorite product from Colourpop? Have you tried any other liquid lipstick? Thanks for reading!

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator | Review

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

NYX Liquid Illuminator

I am officially a highlighter addict now! I like dewy looking skin whether I am wearing full makeup, minimal makeup or no makeup. I don’t have a smooth shiny skin but there is nothing makeup can’t do so that’s when highlighters come in if you want to add a glow to your face.

I got this in the shade Gleam and its gorgeous golden peach pink color which gives a nice glow to your face when applied. It’s a liquid illuminator which gives nice sheen to your skin. I like to use this with my moisturizer to give a healthy looking skin when I wearing no makeup otherwise I like to mix this with my foundation which gives a dewy finish to my skin and it blends so easily. A little product goes a long way so I guess the tube will last longer. It can also be used as base to powder highlighters. When I am with full makeup I like to apply this illuminator on my cheeks using a damp beauty blender and set it with a highlighter. The texture of this product is creamy and lightweight. It blends easily giving a natural glow. It is pigmented and you can build the product as desired. It doesn’t leave any cakey look feels very light.

It stayed in place for about 6-7 hours and by this I mean my face still had that dewy looking with a gorgeous shine. This illuminator is very comparable to NARS illuminator. If you love or want NARS Illuminator but don’t love the price tag I’d suggest picking this little guy up!

Talking about packaging, it comes in a tube like pack which is travel friendly and easy to carry. There is no fragrance and when smelled very closely there is just mild chemical particle like smell but TBH there is really no fragrance.

NYX Liquid Illuminator Gleam

I highly recommend this as it such a pretty illuminator and very affordable.

Price: $7

Rating:4.5/5

 

 

Best Mask Ever- Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask

Don’t you want an affordable and effective face mask which does what it claims?? Well, I have found one of the best clay mask ever and I am in totally in love with it. I have tried many face mask and there are couple of masks which I love but nothing can beat this clay mask. I never tried clay mask before and I came across this mask and read some great reviews and was instantly sold.

I have dry sensitive skin with blackheads and little bit of pores on my cheek. I have tried so many products and methods to get rid of but they just won’t go. I got this mask in a hope that my blackheads and pores problem will reduce and guess what IT DID !!  Let me tell you that this is not a pamper mask when you can put on while munching some snacks, or start your day with before work or before any date night because you don’t want to look like a red panda!

Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask

This masks says world’s most powerful facial deep pore cleansing clay and I couldn’t agree more.  The jar says ‘ FEEL YOUR FACE PULSATE’ and indeed it does gives an intense pulsating feeling and feels like the mask is pulling out the blackheads and the clogged pores. The pulsating feeling is super cool. It can be used as bodywraps, clay baths, foot soaks and on acne as well. The jar says mix clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and water. Stir the mixture to a smooth consistency. It has no fragrance and the texture is powdery, similar to cornflour.

Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask

 

Apple cider vinegar is used to balance the PH and never just use this clay with water as the mixture forms lumps. So highly suggest using apple cider vinegar. Never use metal bowls or spoons to mix this clay as it will break down the ions in the clay making it less effective and when ions are lost there is no pulling power. So use a non-metal bowl and a spoon for mixing this clay. Apply the mask and leave in on for 20 minutes. I can’t even move my lips or open my mouth when this is on my face. Wash it off with warm water. After washing I noticed some red spots on my face but then I was like wow! Blood circulation is really kicking in. The redness goes away in half hour or so hence nothing to be worried about. I then pamper my skin with a good serum and moisturizer.

I noticed my blackheads gone in just one use and my pores were less visible. I was totally amazed on how my skin looked. It felt like I had an expensive facial from a luxurious salon. My skin felt so smooth and hydrated. The blackheads were gone and getting rid of clogged pores. It just felt so good seeing my skin this way. I use this twice a week and the days when I feel my skin looks tiring and dull. It takes all the impurities out from your skin and gives a nice glow. This is the best mask I ever came across and it’s so affordable and this jar will last you forever.

I am definitely gonna use this mask for a very long time and this is the best mask I ever used. I highly recommend everyone to try this out as it’s suitable for all skin types.

DIY Caffeine Under Eye Serum

DIY Caffeine Under Eye Serum

Dark circles, under eye puffiness are something everyone faces. It can be due to stress, lack of sleep, heat exposure, and ageing, deficiency of vitamins or illness. Finding a good eye cream is so tough and can be a lot more expensive.

I came up with this simple DIY under eye serum which is so effective and requires only three ingredients from your pantry.

1/4 cup of Ground Coffee

1/3 cup of Almond Oil

1 tsp of Vitamin E Oi

Mix all the three ingredients in a container and let the coffee soak in for 4-5 days. Use cheesecloth or a strainer and filter it. Store in a glass bottle or any container. I like to refrigerate as the cooling effect reduces puffiness and soothes your under eye area.

Caffeine has antioxidant properties and helps in blood circulation. It also plumps your skin. Almond oil is a good source of Vitamin K which helps in reducing discoloration. Vitamin E is really great to hydrate and remove dullness. This serum can also be used on the entire face to remove any discoloration and even out skin tone. This can be used in the morning/night. I like to use at night as that’s the time when your skin gets maximum rest and the next day you are ready to go. I have been trying this for two weeks now and I am totally satisfied with the results.

DIY Caffeine Under Eye Serum

Which is your favorite eye-cream? Do you use any DIY under eye serum/cream? Thanks for reading!

Valentia Night Serum Retinol | Review

Valentia Retinol Serum

I was super excited when Valentia asked me to try their night serum as I have heard lot of good stuff about their night moisturizer.  I have been testing this product religiously every night for more than a week and I am totally impressed with it.

This Night Revive Serum contains Retinol aka Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Squalane. The blend of all natural ingredients in this serum is so pleasing and this is what helps in helping your skin to improve and keep nourished. Retinol helps in improving the wrinkles and preventing them from forming and also helps to get rid of acne and evens out skin discoloration. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps prevent premature ageing and giving more younger looking skin. Vitamin E is something I always look for in products as they help in getting rid of dry skin and gives hydration to your skin making it look smooth and soft canvas.

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Honestly, I have been trying for weeks and initially I loved the way my skin feels and looks the next morning. It gives a nice plump effect and tighten your skin. I could really see the tightening of my skin within couple of nights using this and I was totally amazed by this. The texture is very lightweight and thin consistency. It gets easily absorbed to your skin within application. It doesn’t leave any oily or greasy effect.  Just take a small pea size amount and apply all over your face. A small amount does a good job and when applied in excess it might give a greasy look on your face but however it gets absorbed in your skin after sometime.

Valentia Night Retinol Serum Review

However, from day one I used I got a pimple on my face. As I kept using these for few days there were more and more zits appearing and I was convinced may be its because of this serum so I completely stopped using this. My pimples dint show up anymore. So again after couple of day I used this at night and the next day I see a new pimple appearing. I was totally convinced by now that its because of using this serum and I no longer use it and again there were no more pimple appearing. I was really upset has I really liked the way my skin tightened up using this but can’t use anymore.  I really wish it could work for me.

If you have don’t have sensitive skin you should definitely considering buying this but otherwise just pass it. I would not recommend to acne prone or sensitive skin people.

Have you used this before? Which is your favorite night time serum? Thanks for reading!

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