How Many Makeup Brushes Do You Actually Need ???

Hello everybody, hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Have you heard your friends, well wishers, make up artists , influencer , bloggers, say ” Always get your hands on the best beauty tools ! or Invade in the best tools of your trade!”

“NO MATTER HOW ARTISTIC A PERSON IS, WITHOUT QUALITY TOOLS & PRODUCTS, EVEN A GENIUS LIKE MICHELANGELO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PAINT THE SISTINE CHAPEL. – KEVIN AU COIN , the top makeup artist and author, from his book Face Forward”.

I often get asked about makeup brushes. How many do you actually need? Which ones do what? Do you have to spend a fortune on them?  No, you don’t need to spend a fortune on them. As for how many you actually need, well, that depends on what you want to do and how skilled you are with your fingers. Some people are perfectly happy to apply their makeup with their fingers from start to finish. 

If you  are someone who likes to use brushes, however, here are the brushes I believe to be the most useful. The 8 set of brushes from T’Ple Professional , to be pronounced as Tee Plee.

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T’ple Professional Brush Set

And to give you an insight of these brushes, they come as a set of 8 brushes, needed for a flawless makeup, along with a brush case.

Let’s talk about the incredibly chic brush case. A super cool chocolate brown with a rose gold zipper pole, and a small zipper pole at the inner side of the case makes it super convenient while on the go, or to keep them on your vanity counter. 

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A chic case ❤

The brushes are made from synthetic fibers that wont shed on your face mid-application. And the best part is, the whole set consists of 5 face brushes and 3 eye brushes. And i always believe that its not that particular ,  the  type of specific brush has to be used for a specific place. Sometimes i feel to use else where, which is for other parts in makeup, that shows how efficient the brushes are designed. 

These brushes are soft and they have a good finish. Each brushes was individually packed inside the case.

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Face Brushes

 

Continue reading “How Many Makeup Brushes Do You Actually Need ???”

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Set , Sculpt & Strobe with Misslyn !

Hey there ! Hope you are all doing good ! Today let’s begin with some interesting stuffs. We all love the sculpted look with no double chin, no big fat nose, and so on… We do know all this can be done with contouring or sculpting, without workouts !

Today, lets begin our beauty class with some of the amazing misslyn products, which I have personally tried & tested and hence I bring the same for you all. 

We are going to need three products only , with the brush of your choice. Let’s begin.

  1. MISSLYN MAKE IT LAST FOREVER, Matte fixing Powder :

This is a transparent powder ideal for fixing and mattifying the makeup.  Though, it looks white in color, it sets the makeup very well, and doesn’t leave a white cast on your face, even in flash photography. If you feel that your face is oily, just swirl your brush in, and set it on your face. 

Note : It is always better to dab the oil on your T-zone using a blotting sheet or a sponge or a tissue and then set it with powder. That’s it! It stays matte and fixed for good  5- 6 hours, which is a pretty decent time. 

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Now that your face is fully set, and now lets move on to the next step. 

2. MISSLYN BRONZING & CONTOURING POWDER :

The bronzing & contouring powder looks like the BEACH Edition. What ??? Yes, to have a natural tan , this powder gives the perfect sunny summer vibes, resulting it to be very natural.

The best part is they look great on both cool  & warm  undertones. You can use it like a bronzer, on a casual day. Or the perfect contouring technique, 

  • Right below your hairline at the top of your forehead.
  • On the right and left sides of your forehead, near your hairline on either side.
  • Along the right and left sides of your nose.
  • In the hollows of your cheeks (to find them, suck your cheeks in).
  • Along your jawline on both sides, from your ears to the tip of your chin.

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So, our face looks sculpted, and the last step is to highlight ! And this is an exciting step for all of us, because, we want the glow baby !!!

3. MISSLYN GLOW FOR IT! STROBING POWDER :

An illuminating strobing powder , accentuating and enhancing , the fine light reflecting pearls, refresh a dull looking complexion for a naturally looking radiance. 

This highlighter or a strobing powder, is the perfect one that compliments all skin tones . Remember to use the highlighter in the spots that catch the light, on your cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, and above your cupid’s bow. This will enhance your natural features. Don’t spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess. If you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already.

Tip : After you’ve applied the highlighter, blend it out with your fingers, a fan brush, or a damp makeup sponge. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.

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Alright, time to see some swatches !

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Hope you have enjoyed my beauty class today ! And here’s a lovely gift for you . 

Logon to http://www.bloggerssouk.com , under my souk,  choose the products of your choice and add them to the cart . Before check out, use code : PP5007, for a 30% discount, worldwide  on all the products from my souk. 

I can’t to wait to see, how excited you are ! Let me know your thoughts !

End of beauty class ,!

xoxo

priya 

Review : Max Factor Color Elixir Lipsticks

Hey my loves, today I am back with another pretty lipsticks from Max Factor. This is the first time ever I tried these lipsticks, and I’m shocked to see myself getting addicted to it. To know more, why I’ll love ? please keep reading !

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These are the MAX FACTOR COLOR ENRICH LIPSTICKS. In addition to this, I will also be reviewing their VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK.

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PACKAGING : Max Factor Color Elixir Lipstick come in a glossy gold body. the packaging is really good. The lipstick case comes with the color of the lipstick at the bottom. They also have the name and the code number of the shade printed at the bottom. The cap clicks tight, and that makes it very travel friendly. Overall , the golden color gives it a very classy and stylish look.

Only one lipstick has a black case, but it looks so classy as well !

Now, lets look at the each shade !

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From L to R : 25 Pink Blush , 825 Pink Brandy , 827 Bewitching Coral , 685 Mulberry.

Lipstick 685 Mulberry – As the name says, it is a pretty deep berry pink with hint of red undertones. It will suit well for all the skin tones. The lipstick is bright and doesn’t come out very deep as it looks in the tube. The shade has very fine shimmer particles on the tube which is really not noticeable on the lips, but it does help in adding a gorgeous sheen to the lips. 

Lipstick 827 Bewitching Coral – It is a pretty light coral shade, with a hint of pink & orange. It is such a flattering shade for summer especially. And the color would look great on fair and medium skin tones. For darker skin tones, pairing up with slightly darker lip liner will be really good. Or topping with other color and mixing two different colors can be a great choice of application. 

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Lipstick 825 Pink Brandy – Oh, what can I say about this shade? A beautiful pink mauve shade, exceptionally good to wear for summer. This would absolutely go well on Fair, Medium and darker skin tones as well. It is a mid , not that too Barbie pink or very light one. You all know, wearing the perfect pink lipstick, is quite a hard choice, but this color adapts most of the skin tone.

Lipstick 25 Pink blush – If you want to have a moisturizing feel and matte finish for a striking lip look , then you for this ! Its a gorgeous dark pink color, that would look great on all skin tones. 

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From Top to Bottom : 25 Pink Blush , 825 Pink Brandy , 827 Bewitching coral , 685 Mulberry.

TEXTURE: The lipstick has a very soft and creamy texture. It glides effortlessly on the lips.  Because of the creamy texture, you can easily skip a lip balm prior to application of this lipstick. 

The formula of the lipstick doesn’t settle onto fine lines or accentuate dryness on my lips. I really feel very light on my lips. And these lipsticks have faint vanilla fragrance, which fades slowly on application. 

WEAR ABILITY : All these lipsticks have a soft matte finish, and are infused with oils and butters and that the color glides smoothly across the lips. Is this accurate ? Its a resounding YES from me ! I found these very easy to apply. they don’t dry to that matte finish, that can leave you uncomfortable. Instead they dry to a soft sheen that allows you to move your lips without cracking. The colour pay off on the lip is just as pigmented as my arm swatches. So far so good. 

BEST TIPS FOR APPLICATION :

  • Apply color to your lip brush from the base of your lipstick.
  • Use the lip brush to fill in your lips.
  • Blot with a tissue and reapply.
  • Use Translucent powder between coats for longer lasting lipstick.  

Overall , The color stayed on my lips for about good 4 hours, without any touch ups. And this might differ from person to person. It feels very light on my lips, moisturizing ,with smooth and creamy formula.

This was sent to me a Sample PR package. And I would not hesitate to repurchase these when needed. The price point is affordable AED 70 – AED 80 range. You may also find them at local boots pharmacy. 

It can also be availed from Max , Lifestyle stores , center point as well. 

XO

Priya

7 reasons to use a Panty Liner! – At Ease

Hi there, to all the lovely women in the world ! Let’s begin with the obvious : Every woman in the history of humanity has or had a period. Each month, her uterus sheds its lining, sending blood flowing out through her vagina, unless she is pregnant. This process is natural, beautiful too and no human race is without it. Yet most of us loathe talking about it. 

Coming to the point, I request everyone to ask a few questions to yourself, before you read my article.

  • Do you (I) know what exactly a panty liner mean ?
  • Have you ( I) ever used a panty liner ?
  • Do you (I) know the difference between a panty liner and a Sanitary pad ?
  • Do you (I) think that is it essential in everyday’s life ?
  • Do you (I) think its something ashamed to be spoken about ?

Know the difference between a “Sanitary Pad” & a “Panty Liner” ?

Pads and panty liners are worn outside the body. They’re attached to your underwear and absorb fluid and/or secretions after they leave your body. Pads are typically used to absorb menstrual fluid and panty liners, to absorb natural discharge. Tampons are worn internally and are inserted into the vagina.

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An integral part of my daily personal hygiene is the use of a panty liner. It is similar to a pad but just not as thick or absorbent. Thinner than most pads, a panty liner can be an everyday savior for women who need that all-day fresh feeling down there. Here are seven good reasons to use a panty liner every day, using AT EASE PANTY LINER:

These are Everyday Wings with Anion. Now, what does that do ?

  • Eradicates odor as it stops bacterial & fungal growth
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Enhances metabolism – removing fatigue
  • Assists the return to hormonal balance

Gives a safe intimate care.

Finally, here are the 7 reasons to use  At Ease panty liner & Why ???

  1. It keeps you dry and fresh all day , I detest the feeling of wet inner wear due to normal vaginal discharge. Panty liners keep your inner wear dry on such occasions.
  2. It prevents you from wetting your pants a little when someone cracks a really funny joke, it reminds me even though am at home, when i laugh so hard, and after the laughing session is over, I realize my panty is wet. This is a saver ! 
  3. The best time if you are jogging or running or indulged in any kind of physical exercises, this is a keeper. 
  4. Comes as a rescue, when your period shows up unexpectedly. Carrying a panty liner in your bag is a great idea on days when your period appears unannounced and you can’t get hold of a pad in time. I cannot imagine getting my favorite dress ruined. ( Hell No….)
  5. It is great when you are expecting your period or on the last day of it , Who needs a pad when you can use a panty liner that is so much more flexible and comfortable.
  6. I always prefer a non-wet inner wear at all times and a panty liner always ensures, and its the best if there are no tissues in the washroom! Agreeable ???
  7. Finally, it also takes the stress of a little foreplay! 

About the Brand : The At Ease Everyday wings comes in a pack of 24, with a resealable pouch, making it very comfortable to keep it fit in your handbags / gym bags. And they are made in UAE. 

Since, they are with Anion, it eliminates the bad odor and bacteria.

Lets, see how it looks ?

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Looks very thin and each panty liner is individually packed for locked hygiene.

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This is how it looks, when i open it ! 160 mm length, wider back for enhanced comfort.

Caution : If you bleed heavily during the periods, the sanitary pads play a vital role !

Its very easy to use, but many of them are not aware of how do you dispose it ! 

Instructions for Disposal :

  • Remove the wings and pull outwards gently.
  • Fold the wings inward.
  • Roll it.
  • Seal with the sticker. 

I also catch the glimpse of few other questions from your mind . Here are they !

Whats the right age to use a panty liner ?

Well, it begins at the age of 8, however discuss the need of it to your mother first !

When should I change my panty liner ?

If it feels wet, unpleasant , its the time to change it. If not it lasts all day. 

Is it also good to remove them in the evening or at night, so that the pant area can breathe.

I hope, the above reasons to use a panty liner fulfills all your queries, and I insist every girl or a women to educate themselves and others as well regarding the safe hygiene intimate care. 

Where can I get these super comfy At Ease panty liners ?

http://www.ateaseuae.com

http://www.mumzworld.com

http://www.cyclelogicals.com

Talking about intimate issues is really insightful, empowering and can provide practical solutions to issues that we all share. Lets not be ashamed to talk about it and lets educate about it more. 

How many of you are going to start from today ? Let me know….

xoxo

priya 

 ( A Little Disclaimer : This product was sent to me as  a PR sample . However the reviews about the product are 100 % honest, and are tested personally on various occasions on a normal day, before and after periods. )

Karaja Touche Pastel Blush Review

Hi Beauties,

I have never had the chance to try the Karaja Cosmetics before although I have been seeing their kiosk frequently, whenever I visit Lifestyle stores, Sahara Center. And when I had the chance to try their products, their eyebrow definer pencil and their Lash Lift Mascara was my absolute favorite.

Slowly, after many uses, I got hooked up to their wonder box eye shadow palette, which is quite good in pigmentation and wear ability. And today I have come up with their, duo Blush palette.

Although I am not a fan of blush, this one grabs my attention because of its subtle colour , making it perfect for the hot summers in UAE.

So, let’s start reading more about it.

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Packaging: The blush comes in a Silver colored cardboard box with the name written on it. And that gives a nice touch to the packaging.

The blush comes in a glossy black square shaped pan, with a flip open. And it has got 2 different colors. A Lighter shade of pink and a darker peach. Both the colors are too cool for summer and they suit well for all the skin tones. It has a nice brush too.

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The Duo Blush with the little Brush

Texture & Pigmentation: The texture of the palette is powdery. It lies somewhere between a satin and powdery finish. The pink and the dark peach have been finely milled and it doesn’t have any glitters in it, which is a big plus for me.

The Pigmentation is pretty decent. The colour is able to build up, so blending is important the right amount of colour, if not ending up in too much of colour on the cheeks.

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Swatch of the Duo blush

Why I prefer? I absolutely love the colour of the blush. They are light, soft and can be used on a daily basis even for office wear. It gives a nice subtle glow and lovely tint of colour on your cheeks. I swirl the little brush in both the colors and apply it gently on my cheeks. Sometimes I prefer to use as two different blushes.

It stays good for about 4-5 hours maximum and then starts to fade. Since the product is quite pigmented, you do not need a lot of product. I would recommend using it small amount and building it up afterwards as per need.

I am not a blush junkie, but this is certainly special to me. I absolutely love the colors.

Will I Repurchase? Yes

My Rating? 4.5/5

Have you used this  before ? Are you aware of this Italian Brand ? Do let me know your thoughts too !

Until next post

xoxo

priya

 

Review : CLARINS One step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Hi my lovely people out there  ! Hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Today I will be reviewing some cool and luxury skin care product . Its from Clarins. Yes, its the Clarins one step gentle exfoliating cleanser with “Orange Extract”.

This gentle exfoliating cleanser minimizes necessity of cleansing the skin separately! So, it means one step of your beauty regimen is cut into half. But how ? It does the two steps in one single step. 

It “Cleanses” and “exfoliates” in one step ! Sounds, amazing right !!! Keep reading…..

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This is how the product looks !

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The orangey creamy cleanser with tiny micro beads 

What does clarins say ? 

Clarins gentle, spa-fresh cleanser polishes-away make-up, embedded impurities and spent surface cells in one time-saving step — revealing the glowing skin beneath. Orange extract softens, refreshes and revives. Moringa Seed extract purifies and refines while preserving your skin’s natural moisture balance. Gentle Silica Micro beads give clogged pores a breather. Now that’s refreshing!

How to apply ?

Place a small amount of product onto the fingertips of one hand. Gently massage onto damp skin to work into a lather and proceed to exfoliate all parts of the face avoiding the eye contour area. Rinse well with warm water.

My take on this product :

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with orange extract comes packaged in a transparent good quality plastic tube, packed inside a cardboard box. This tube has a fixed white and red colored cap with a flap, which is pretty handy to use.

This exfoliating cleanser is very gentle and can be used on daily basis, for cleansing and rejuvenating your skin, be it morning or evening. I exfoliate and cleanse my face with this every day morning and sometimes in the evenings. It removes all impurities and any makeup residues and cleanses the skin thoroughly. Skin feels fresh and rejuvenated.

It is an orange colored smooth gel textured cream cleanser with very fine granules. It feels soft and smooth to apply; the granules are hardly felt, but do a good job of cleansing and exfoliating the skin. To get best results, I apply with wet hands on a wet face in circular motions. It is very handy for daily use in summer when the climate is hot and humid and my face skin needs mild exfoliating on daily basis. It has a nice smell, which is not overwhelming.

Does not dry your skin. My skin type is Combination, and it works well ! The company claims as it is suitable for all skin tones. As it is summer in UAE, this works well for me !

It does not dry, nor irritate or break out on the skin.

Overall, a great product.

Price Point : A little expensive on the side, but worth it ! Retails for US $38 / AED 170

for a standard size! 

Availability ? 

  • Sephora Middle east
  • Paris Gallery
  • Wojooh 
  • Blooming Dales
  • Clarins counters

You can also purchase this product online.

Will I recommend this product ? Yes, if you want a cleanser cum mild exfoliator for regular use.

Will I repurchase ? Yes!

Would you give a try ? Please let me know your thoughts!

Until then….

xoxo

priya 

 

SEPHORA INTENSIVE INSTANT MOISTURIZER + CREAM – DOES IT WORK???

Hey my loves, hope you are all having a great day ! Today’s review is about a very interesting product from Sephora Brand. As you all know, the summer have officially began and the days are too long now than usual now! :p 

Dehydration, dryness , lack of radiance , no brightness is all that every lady, or woman will face now. So the same thing happened to me as well, I was looking out for a good moisturizer, that should satisfy my skin thirst as well as be the perfect makeup base too.

WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS ONE ? 

Finding that one go-to moisturizer that combines the perfect fit for your particular skin with a price tag you can live with has proven to be a lifelong quest for a lot of us.  Not to mention that once you do find one, you’re skin is likely to change and start needing something else.

Well if you’re one who doesn’t want to spend high-end department store prices on your everyday products, Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer might be something to look at.  Described as a light yet very moisturizing cream, it’s oil free and suitable for all skin types.  Of course, all moisturizers will be more compatible with some skin types than other.  

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DESCRIPTION : A continuous source of moisture for stunning skin, even without makeup.

With fatigue, pollution , changes of temperature…… the skin produces less HYALURONIC ACID , a vertible ((natural reservoir)) for the skin’s hydration.

This nourishing moisturizer, enriched in a hyaluronic booster complex , has a dual action:

INSTANTLY, it recharges the skin with hyaluronic acid of natural origins, as if soaked in water, the skin is :

  • Smoother : 87%
  • More radiant : 81%
  • More beautiful : 84%

Day after Day, it helps the skin to produce more hyaluronic acid, for non-stop hydration that lasts up to 3 days after the last use.

The skin quality visibly improves. 

Clinically, proven tolerance and effectiveness, non- comedogenic. 

PACKAGING:

It comes in a transparent glass jar with WHITE cap. It is not a very comfortable packaging to take the product out (compared to pump type pack). The white  cap gets hand prints which require cleaning.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SEPHORA MOISTURIZER:

This moisturizer absorbs into my skin very nice and quick. It makes me feel soft and smooth. It goes on creamy and smooth into the skin immediately, without any greasiness. It leaves me hydrated the whole day.

I always apply this on my face before using foundation.  I use this as my night cream as well. I cleanse my skin and apply this before bed. If the skin is very dry, I feel a burning sensation when applied initially. But after a day or two, this moisturizer will make the skin smooth and free from dryness.

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It is the best moisturizer I have ever tried. It is a very simple moisturizer with very subtle and clean scent. The fragrance is sweet and refreshing. When I apply this moisturizer, I feel moisturized the whole day. I also apply this to my hands. It feels very silky.

According to me, this product does a very good job for this price. Without a good moisturizer the foundation will also look very cakey and patchy. I feel it is a very good investment. 

The HYALURONIC ACID provides with instant radiance to the skin and makes the face well moisturized! And I have been using this for the past one whole month, it works very well. 

WHERE TO BUY ?

It is available across all the sephora counters, and can be availed online. 

http://www.sephora.ae

http://www.sephora.com

Retails for AED 89.

WILL I REPURCHASE ? Yes, Definitely !

CONCLUSION : It seems as though the biggest benefit you’ll get from this moisturizer  is as a decent moisturizer for all types of skin.   So if you want a decent affordable moisturizer, go with Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer. 

Would you buy it ? Let me know !

until next post,

xoxo

priya