Influenster Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder #VoxBox

I was so excited with I received this beautiful loose powder from Laura Mercier to try out as I have seen so many people literally raves about this powder. I have been testing this out for almost two weeks now and I already declare this as my favorite powder ever I used. I just cannot stop using this and this has been my go to powder ever since I started using this.

The texture of this powder is so silky, smooth and velvety as it’s finely milled loose powder that just disappears in skin. It keeps my makeup in place throughout the day and also helps minimize oiliness around T-Zone and forehead. It also helps in avoiding the creasing for concealers under eyes. I like to apply my concealer first and just set it with this powder and brush off excess. It looks so natural as the texture feels so feathery and lightweight.  I have this in the shade translucent and barely there is any fragrance in it.  I like to use a tapered brush to apply this powder. Its perfect size and applies right amount. My face looked just as good 9 hours later. I was totally impressed. It contains French “cashmere” talc and a unique light-reflecting ingredient that creates a “soft-focus” appearance for fine lines and imperfections. This gives you a natural sheer look without making you look heavy or cakey.

The powder packaging comes in a plastic container with a brown glossy lid. It looks timeless and classy. It does come with a sifter on top so that you can control how much product you want to use. This powder comes with a Velour Puff from Laura Mercier.

This powder applies beautifully, its long wearing, doesn’t settle into fine lines and pores. I highly recommend it and I guess there is a reason why every beauty guru and beauty magazine is raving about it!

Thank you for taking your time to read. If you are considering a new setting powder, Laura Mercier makes a fantastic one! Have a sweet and wonderful day!

Price: $38

Rating: 5/5

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are my own 100% unbiased an honest #influenster.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette | Review

I generally don’t stock many eye shadow palettes as I am not a makeup artist and don’t do heavy eye makeup on everyday basis and I have couple of great palettes which are my personal favorite and I use them every time and love them. You can read about them here and here. When I read and saw so much hype about Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette I was not convinced to get due to price and color range because I have similar shades from other palettes. But during the end of the year when Sephora sent me a $20 coupon I knew what I had to purchase and hence got this palette. This palette is originally priced at $42 but I got it for $22.

I am probably the last one to get this palette and now I know why people kept talking about it so much. This palette has beautiful shade selection which will suit all skin tones especially medium skin tones since it has some wonderful transition shade. The palette has mix of metallic and matte shades but more of matte. The texture is so smooth and buttery. It blends into skin so effortlessly and it has very high pigmentation. I recommend dabbing off excess while taking the eyeshadow but even if you end up applying more eyeshadow blending can be so easy and gives a smooth finish. There are beautiful shades and so many looks can be created using this palette, however I wish there was a matte black in this palette.

The packaging comes in a sturdy cardboard box and lid is like mauve pink color with velvet finish. The packaging look super cute but it can look dirty after sometime but that doesn’t matter since the inside stuff is to die for!! The palette comes with a double sided brush. Not a big fan of the brush though !!

You get 14 shades in total.

Tempera is a vanilla shade with a matte finish

Golden Ochre is an earthy yellow with a matte finish

Vermeer is an iridescent shell with a metallic finish

Buon Fresco is an antique lavender with an matte finish

Antique Bronze is a metallic bronze with a satin finish

Love Letter is a raspberry with a matte finish

Cyprus Umber is a coffee shade

Raw Sienna is a neutral amber with a matte finish

Burnt Orange is a deep orange with a matte finish

Primavera is a shimmery gold with a matte finish

Red Ochre is a sienna with a matte finish

Venetian Red is a crimson with a matte finish

Warm Taupe is an earthy gray with matte finish

Realgar is an orange brick with a matte finish.

I know by now every single person own this but still I highly recommend this palette to everyone who are still considering to buy. This is a great buy and totally worth the money.

Rating: 4.7/5

Price: $42

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algenist Reveal Luminizing Drops | Perfect for Every Skin Type

Recently during my Christmas shopping, I went to Sephora to stock up few gifts for family and friends and I came across this gorgeous luminizing drops from ALGENIST. At the very first sight I was intrigued as I have heard Algenist is a great brand skincare but I never heard any you tuber or bloggers I follow talk about it lot. The best thing about this luminizing drops is that it contains skincare properties too. What else good can come out of it right?!! I was immediately sold to buy this.

There are 3 different shades it comes in but I wanted to try different shades instead of purchasing one large bottle so I gave a shot to this duo which has two shades and so far I am totally in love with this. I am glad I purchased this and have been using non-stop every single day.

The shades are Champagne and Rose. Both are such beautiful shades. Champagne is beautiful golden shade while Rose is subtle feminine flush. These shades will look great on all skin tones.

The texture of these is thin, smooth but not watery at all. It blends seamlessly once applied. The coverage is medium to full coverage. It’s a subtle highlighter but you can definitely build it according to the intensity you like.  I just take a drop or two and apply on my cheek bones and bridge of my nose and it gives such a beautiful natural glow. This liquid highlighter is great when mixed with a foundation or BB/CC cream. It gives a natural dewy look and doesn’t make skin look dry or patchy. It blends into the skin seamlessly. Also I mix this with moisturizer to give a flawless glow when I don’t want to apply any other makeup and this makes my skin look so radiant. The drops can be used on your face, eyes, lips, chest, or any other area that you would like to highlight. They can be used alone or mixed in with your skincare or makeup. It doesn’t settle into my fine lines nor does it accentuate my pores. The finish is a sheeny, natural, lit-from-within glow, that subtle healthy radiance, as if you are in a perpetual state of bliss. The coverage lasts throughout the day, without the need to reapply. If you are looking for something in one go then you might not like this as it’s a subtle highlighter and you need to build it to get more pigmentation.

The packaging is pretty simple. It comes in a thick glass bottle with a dropper so it’s easy to use and since this duo is travel size it’s great to carry during travel.

I highly recommend these drops to everyone. This has taken top spot in my vanity now and if you are into liquid highlighter I suggest you try this one.

Have you ever used any product from Algenist? Is there something I need to try from Algenist? Thank you for reading!

Price: $22

Rating: 4/5

Anastasia Beverly Hills In Ashton | Review

You can never have too many lipsticks PERIOD J I am officially a liquid lipstick addict and recently I got this liquid lipstick from Anastasia Beverley Hills. I was so confused in trying their lipstick because I read so many places that their formula is super drying and not very comfortable but in Spring 2016 they reformulated and launched some new shades and ASHTON was one of their Spring 2016 collection. I read good reviews of their new formula so finally I got myself this gorgeous shade.

ASHTON is mid tone chestnut brown with a matte finish and this shade has been my favorite lately. This is the perfect brown/nude shade which will look flattering on all skin types. Their formula is moussey and glides on very easily and in one swipe you get a neat opaque finish with full coverage. The texture is just so velvety and this lipstick is transfer proof. It sets into flat matte finish within few seconds of application. It’s not at all drying whatsoever but however I always recommend to exfoliate your lips or apply a lip balm before applying any liquid lipstick. The lipstick stays good for more than 6 hours without fading even after eating and drinking. After 6 hours it starts fading a little so might need a retouch but otherwise this lipstick stays intact and I was totally surprised and impressed at its lasting power.

I have so many other liquid lipstick from other brands and this one from ABH is totally worth the money. The lipstick can be little pricier but worth every single penny. The packaging is just like any other liquid lipstick with a clear tube and an applicator. However I love the applicator of this particular lipstick as the wand is not too big and it’s a perfect size. I have other liquid lipstick where the wand is little too long and might get difficult it applying.

If you are crazy for liquid lipstick like me then you should definitely pick up this one and I am pretty sure none will regret this. I adore this lipstick and shade and I truly believe its universal nude shade which will look fabulous on every skin tone.

Have you used ABH liquid lipstick before? Which is your favorite liquid lipstick? I would love to know your thoughts. Thanks for reading 🙂

Rating: 5/5

Price: $20

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser | Review

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser

Removing all the makeup before going to bed is something I do religiously without being lazy. Removing makeup after a long tiring day can sometimes be the last thing we want to do or just skip overall but it’s so important to remove makeup before you hit your bed. I personally love Garnier Micellar Water which removes my makeup easily until I found this oldie. Pond’s has been in skincare industry for ages and these days we totally forget about the old brand and some of their real good products since we always look out to try new products. I totally forgot about Pond’s until recently when my mom suggested me to try their cleanser which is great for removing makeup and keeping your skin moisturized. Thanks to you mom for suggesting this product and I absolutely love it.

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser

A Cold Cream Cleanser is a heavy duty greasy feeling cleanser which is great for removing makeup and cleansing your skin at the same. These types of cleansers are great for dry skin throughout the year and suitable for all skin types during the winters. The texture of this cleanser is thick and mousse like. It is stated that this is 50% cleanser and 50% moisturizer which cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time and I truly believe this. The way I like to use is apply this product on the face and gently massage all over my face and eye area. I like to massage for few mins as massaging helps in improving blood circulation and also clears complexion. After a good massage I take a cotton pad and wipe all over my face. All my makeup and dirt is removed leaving my skin look clean. Wash you face to avoid greasy feeling. I love using this even when I don’t wear any makeup or when I am doing a at home facial just as a cleanser and massage for quite some time on my skin because my skin feels firmer and clearer.

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser

This removes all the stubborn mascara and liquid lipstick very easily. I don’t have to rub cotton dipped in makeup removers and rub so many times on my eyes to get away with the makeup and the mascara. Sometimes when I am just too lazy to do a night routine I just use this cleanser to remove makeup. This cleanser is so heavy that my skin feels so moisturized with just using this.

I would highly recommend you all to try this product. You don’t have to use so many different wipes or makeup removers to remove your makeup. This one does the entire job and it’s so affordable. You get 6 oz of product for less than $5.

Price: $4.99

Rating: 5/5

Have you used this before? Which is your favorite cleanser to remove makeup? Let me know your thoughts on it ! Thanks for reading ! 🙂