What’s in my Travel make up bag?

Hi loves, hope you are all doing well ! for the next 40 days, I am going to be in India, my hometown for holidays. I am so happy for this travel, as I am going to get united with both my families again. yay !

I love travel and packing. Just the thought of deciding which eyeliner, lipstick or powder  to take or leave behind is enough to give me anxiety. So I usually pack a week before  to tackle.

I am not going to carry much eyeshadow palette or blush palette with me, I am going to be taking less of palettes, which will be coming up in the next post.

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But for the use of my full face makeup on normal days as well as on special ocassions, these entire makeup is highly sufficient for me. By the way, the cute little makeup case is for the picture purpose only. I always carry them in a clear case bag.

PRODUCTS THAT I CHOOSE : 

  • Makeup Brushes : I chose a contour brush , round buffer brush , a powder brush and a bronzer brush, and a mini angled brush. 
  • Primer : Gosh skin adapt or for the entire face for a long lasting makeup, and Maybelline Baby skin, to hide those pores and a setting spray from Misslyn. 
  • Foundation : Chanel perfection Lumiere for a light coverage  & healthy glow , while the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD stick for a high coverage, on special occasions.
  • Powder : Misslyn’s Fix me matte setting powder  to set the make up , Gosh banana powder to brighten the under eyes upon concealer and Chanel powder to have a healthy glow.
  • Concealer : Sephora creamy concealer – the best one for conceal , and highlight. 
  • Eye Products : The best ever Karaja Lash list mascara, Karaja king kohl eyeliner black , Max Factor eyeliner in green to give a pop of color to the eye look, Sephora Telescopic mascara, and karaja 3D smoky gel liner – for a multipurpose use, for an smokey eye look, or a liner .
  • Brows : Keeping it completely simple , the most trusted product ever , Anastasia Beverly hills dip brow pomade in medium brown, water proof, what else do i need ?
  • Contour & Highlight  : Smash box contour powder in Sun Tan matte & Gosh lumi drops in peach, perfect duo !
  • Lips : Trust me, this was the most difficult one to choose, but i made it . MAC Ruby woo for a bold red , Sephora cream lip stain , shade 4 for a purple kind of color , Arcancil Rose Grenade for a pink mauve , ( can be used as a Blush ),  NYX Butter Gloss in  Praline for a nude , and YSL Rouge voluptuous shine in 02 berry, EOS Lip balm.
  • Nails : Misslyn diamond lacquers , CND vinylux .
  • Perfumes : Victoria secret Bombshell Roller Ball , Zara Red Vanilla perfume.
  • Moisturizer : Nuxe Prodigieuse Day & Night cream. 

And a Loccitane  Hand cream to keep my hands well moisturized . 

I wanted to keep as simple as it could be, however sometimes I end up in not using these as well because of time factors & other appointments. My other travel essentials will be posted very soon ! 

until next post,

xoxo

priya 

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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

 

Defined Brows are always wonderful!

Hey my Loves, hope you are all having a fabulous weekend ! Last week had been a busy week for me, with my sister coming over from the United states. Long story to go, now lets get to the topic. “DEFINED BROWS ARE ALWAYS WONDERFUL”. Why did I say so? Keep reading this one new product, that definitely caught my attention and I’m loving it so much !

yes, it is from KARAJA MAKEUP , an Italian Brand ! how exciting to know, that we all love Italian foods, and never know that they have such good brands in makeup.

ABOUT THE BRAND : Karaja is one in the most popular cosmetics brands. Karaja offers high quality makeup products in a wide range . It is an Italian brand, and are available at Lifestyle stores, Centre point stores and Debenhams across the Middle east. They are cruelty free brand, and they do not test on animals. 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT : Its a slim, easy to hold Eyebrow pencil, with a brush cap serving the dual purpose to close the brow pencil, as well as the cap consisting of the brush for the eyebrows.

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COLORS & SHADE RANGE :There are 4 different types of shades in this eyebrow pencil category. They are mostly specified as numbers like 1, 2, 3 and 4.

  • Eyebrow Pencil 1  – Jet Black
  • Eyebrow Pencil 2 – Dark Brown
  • Eyebrow Pencil 3 – Light Brown
  • Eyebrow Pencil 4 – Chocolate brown

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS PRODUCT : 

  • Its a dry and heat resistant pencil.
  • Once applied, it can be softened with its brush, to enhance your eyebrows.
  • A special formula for gentle shaping and natural filling of the eyebrows.

MY LOVE FOR THIS PRODUCT : I always love product which is east to use, even on the go! And so is this. Very slim, chic and simple packaging. The right color for my eyebrows. I don’t have to have various brushes , brow gel or spooly separately ! This pencil is like a magic which defines your brows well, fills the sparse areas, and makes your eyebrow thick.

Because of the special formula, its heat resistant which means, setting the brows with a brow gel need not be a necessary step. This seems like a magic charm for me and works well for me. 

For your better understanding, i have also posted a before and after using this pencil on my eyebrows. 

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As you can see in this ” Before”, my eyebrows are not defined, thin and sparse.

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In the “After” picture  filling it with the KARAJA EYEBROW 2 pencil.

I definitely love the way it fills my brows, easily and I totally recommend this for the beginners as well as the office goers who do not have much time to fill in the brows, and work with them and yet they want their brows  to be sharp and bold !

Please try this amazing product from Karaja Makeup, and let me know your thoughts too…

until then,

xoxo

priya

( A special credit to the beautiful beauty influencer, Sarah @glamdubai who got me introduced to this brand !)