Friday, January 20, 2017

When I started blogging, everywhere I looked, people were raving about ELF. The reason for its popularity in the US, I think, is because the brand is so cheap and that they have an extensive range of products. Anyway, when my brother--in-law went to the US, he wanted to get my sister and me something. He picked up this from the ELF Head Quarter store ( I don't remember where).

ELF Flawless Eye shadow Quad Golden Goddess 

Price: USD 2
 ON seeing this palette, I was overjoyed because well, each of these colors look like something I

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

By Simantini: There are days when I feel glum and down, and wish for a color to just pop up my mood. Elle 18 Color Pops Matte PROM PINK is exactly that colour which will glam up your simple outfit and spunk up your mood.

Elle 18 Color Pops Matte PROM PINK
Elle 18 Color Pops Matte PROM PINK

Price - 100 INR

Weight - 4.3gm

Shelf life - 24 months (2 years) from the date of manufacture

Packaging - The standard black plastic cover is not too attractive. Also, the round shape makes it tough for girls to carry it in the purse.

Smell - The lipstick does not have a very strong cosmetic scent which irritates some of us.

Elle 18 Color Pops Matte PROM PINK
Elle 18 Color Pops Matte PROM PINK

Color - This one is a bright popping pink, but don't confuse it to be a coral or rani pink one. The colour looks great on fair skin, but I don't think that it will suit the darker skin tones.

Experience - My experience with PROM PINK from Elle 18 Color Pops Matte has been a positive one. It is not only a bright colour, but also has a good staying power. The colour remain almost intact even after I had tea and snacks. However, with reapplication, the colour gets patchy and uneven.

Elle 18 Color Pops Matte PROM PINK
Elle 18 Color Pops Matte PROM PINK

Pros -

  • 1. not very expensive
  • 2. bright colour for happy and sad days both
  • 3. good staying power
  • 4. long shelf life
  • 5. no strong smell

Cons -

  • 1. reapplication makes it patchy and uneven
  • 2. ordinary packaging

Verdict - 3.8/5

Will I repurchase? Probably not, because this is a pretty common colour, and I already have this shade from 2 other brands, which are more matte than this one. But it's not a loss for a first buy, and I don't regret having this lipstick on my shelf.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Long time ago, I used to love Garnier BB Cream. Not only did it completely blend into my skin, it also provided the right kind of moisture, had salicylic acid to combat acne and felt good on the skin. My only qualm was that it did not mention specific PA factor. Quite a long time ago, I had visited a Spencer's Hyper and saw that there was this Buy 1 Get 1 offer going on. Since I liked these BB Creams in any case, I got myself two. On opening, there was a pleasant surprise! The cream had been repackaged and now there was the mention of SPF 24 PA +++ which is a decent protection unless you stay out a lot or have extremely photo-sensitive skin.

Garnier BB Cream
Garnier BB Cream
Then what has changed apart from the PA? The price and quantity. I don't exactly remember, but the smaller tube used to come for around Rs 65 and the bigger one for around Rs 85 I think. But


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