Today I am reviewing three e.l.f. Studio Conditioning Lip Balms(£4.50, Rs437.83) which I got last year while I was in UK. Last year I did huge e.l.f. haul but have not got chace to review them on blog. So finally today I am starting with Conditioning Lip Balms. When I opened my package from e.l.f., I was totally surprised how big these lip balms were. You get a lot of product in these containers! You get about 0.26 oz./7.5g. I got three shades Peaceful Pink, Blissful Berry and Mellow Melon. With the e.l.f. Studio Conditioning Lip Balm, your lips get treated to a sheer splash of color that’s super smooth, velvety soft and non-sticky. Not only are these sheer, natural shades beautiful, they’re also beneficial, with natural ingredients that condition dry, chapped lips including Vitamins A & E. It also has SPF 15 to protect delicate lips against harmful sun damage.
e.l.f. Studio Conditioning Lip Balm comes in a large glass like plastic pot. I find packaging attractive and very strong. But for application on lips one has to dip fingers to get the product out which is unhygienic and it makes it a little less travel friendly. I apply it with my index finger for even application and opaqueness. Sometimes I use lip brush too. These balms are about twice the size of a traditional lip balm size. These have a small plastic covering over the rim of the lid after opening the main topper. I think it is included so the product would remain fresh.
It has creamy, thicker and moisturising consistency. It feels lightweight on lips though. It has mix of vanilla and coconuty scent which is not overpowering. For a tinted lip conditioner I would say this is quite pigmented and it leaves behind a nice pop of color. The formula wears well on my lips and feels hydrating and quite smooth. It adds nice shine to the lips too. All the three lip balms last about 2-4 hours depending on drinking and eating.
Peaceful Pink is a creamy bubble gum warm pink. It does not have any shimmer, pearl or frost. I really did not expect this product to have much pigment for a tinted lip conditioner. With one swipe, it gives a really natural pink flush to the lips. It is build-able for a pinker look. Peaceful Pink would look good on any skin tone.
Blissful Berry is warm rosy berry shade. It is sheer shade but gives very good colour pay off. If you want darker shade jusy keep layering it. Blissful Berry compliments my lips really well.
Mellow Melon is slightly more on coral shade. It is warm and instantly gives my lips life and a healthy appearance when I put it on.
Overall they are quality budget friendly tinted lip balms, so moisturisng and nourishing. It also has SPF15 to protect our lips from harmful UV rays. I have more reviews coming up on e.l.f. products so keep watching this space. You can buy e.l.f. products directly from their website. If you are staying in India you can buy e.l.f. cosmetics from Amazon, iherb.
Today I am reviewing Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream and Butter Gloss (Rs. 195) which I got last month from Phoenix Market City Pune(Much More Shop). I have read and heard about Miss Claire Lip Products so much and according to many of reviewer Miss Claire Lip Creams are dupe of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I thought why not to try them so I got three shades from Miss Claire’s. The color range has so many nudes, pinks, purples and red, for a second I thought to pick each and every shade but then I controlled myself and got only three. I have not tried any NYX lip products yet but have heard and read enough reviews of Miss Claire Lip Creams so I can confidently say these are dupe of NYX Lip Creams.
These lip products comes in a standard clear plastic tube with sponge applicator. The packaging is very similar to NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and Butter Gloss. The matte lip creams does not have any name on packaging, only the number is printed on bottom. They have mild vanilla scent that fades away after few minutes of application. All of them apply like a dream without any tugging or pulling. The texture is so smooth and buttery. They set on lips within a minute or two. All three are super pigmented, just need one swipe. The staying power of all is amazing, stays good 6 hours on lips even after drinking. Since 15A it is super matte, it does not transfer on glasses and tissues at all, which is a major plus point!! The matte lip cream need to apply over exfoliated lips so it does not settle into the fine lines. If you have dry chapped lips must apply lip balm as base. It does plump up the lips and gives the illusion of fuller lips.
15A is mix of brown and peach colour. It is perfect nude shade for every day wear. The matte finish of this lip cream is very comfortable to wear and feel like applied nothing on lips.
BG-01 Napoleon is a bright, cheery pink shade. This is perfect shade for spring and summer because it’s got that really happy pink tone to it. BG-11 Tres Leches is a neutral nude-pink shade. It has some brown tones in it that make it even more subdued. This is a classic shade that will work for every day wear. I find both very comfortable and moisturising on the lips. Both are non-sticky. These are pleasant to wear, though you do feel the formula on your lips. It imparts a gorgeous high intensity glossy shine to the lips. These are pigmented and opaque in just one swipe.
Overall they are super affordable lip creams and I am going to pick few more shades in my next visit to Phoenix Market City. I definitely recommend them if you do not want to spend much money on NYX Lip Creams on Butter Gloss. You can buy Miss Claire products from some local beauty stores in India. I think you may also find them on Flipkart and Amazon.
Recently I did a small The Body Shop Shower Gels Haul. In December month Body Shop has awesome offers for Christmas on their skincare, bodycare and makeup products. The shower gels were only Rs. 299 for 250ml bottle so I thought why not to take advantage of this great deal. There were total 6 shower gels for Rs. 299 each but I managed to get only five of them as one was out of stock or sold. In past I have tried their Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel and I loved it so much. The scent of it is just gorgeous, so I had to re-purchase it. I have been trying all shower gels since I received and going to review them one by one. All of TBS shower gels and creams are cleansers that are formulated without soap, so they are perfect for sensitive and dry skin, as soap can dry the skin out further. Today I am reviewing Cocoa Butter Shower Cream. I am fan of Cocoa and Shea Butter products so I got this shower cream considering it would smell like Cocoa but it smells more like sugary and vanilla.
The packaging is very simple, compact and fuss free. It comes in a transparent sturdy plastic bottle with flip top which seals tightly and makes it leak proof. It has rich creamy texture. I think it looks a lot like custard! It lathers quite well but not as good as others. This body wash is luxurious when used on a poof or sponge. The fragrance is mild and does not make whole bathroom smell full of this fragrance.
I have used it in both the ways with poof and with hands and I liked it more with poof as it lathers nicely with it. When I am in hurry I just take this shower cream on my palms and then apply all over body. As it foams gently, it rinses off very easily. It leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth and did not strip the skin of its moisture which is best thing if you have dry skin like me. I follow up with my daily moisturiser to avoid any dry patches on skin. The scent of this shower cream does not last long but stays on for a quite while.
I definitely recommend this Cocoa Butter Shower Cream if you have dry skin as it maintains natural oil balance of skin and makes it soft and supple. It retails for Rs. 425 that is quite affordable according to me. So what do you think about Cocoa Butter Shower Cream? Have you already tried it? Which is your favourite shower gel or cream from The Body Shop? Let me know your thoughts in comment section below.
You can buy The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Shower Cream from here.
Today I am going to review W7 Power Puff Latex Free Face Blender Sponge which I have been sent very kindly to try and review on my blog. I have used Beauty Blender and Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I found dupe yay. W7 Face Blender is dupe of famous Beauty Blender. W7 Face Blender retails for only £4.00 which is a fraction of the price tag for the original Beauty Blender. Both are equally soft, latex free, fragrance free and very easy to use. I don’t like Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge as it absorbs more product and I don’t find it soft. Most of the time I use sponge as it helps in achieving quick and even application of the product. I also like to use foundation brush sometimes but using sponge gives more flawless look.
W7 Power Puff Latex Free Face Blender Sponge in color Pink is gorgeous. I love everything in pink. They are also available in 5-6 colours and egg shape. This sponge is very soft to touch, wider base is designed to cover larger areas of the face whereas the pointed top end is for all the nooks and crannies. The size of this blender is just perfect to dump into on the go make up bag.
So let me tell you about how I use W7 Power Puff Latex Free Face Blender Sponge. First thing I do is wet my W7 Face Blender until it swell in size and once it is thoroughly soaked, I gently squeeze excess water from sponge until it feels damp and but not wet. Then I Dispense 1 pump of foundation on back of my hand and gently bounce the round end of sponge onto foundation. Then apply it in bouncing/patting motion all over my face until all the foundation is buffed in evenly. To achieve the fuller coverage you can repeat the same process with wide end of sponge. I use pointed end of sponge to apply foundation/concealer around the inner corner of eyes, nose and lips. These points you cannot reach with using the brush. Always try to use sponge in constant patting or bouncing type action as doing this gives more flawless natural looking skin and removes the chance of streaking or tone change in the skin.
Cleaning the sponge is a cinch. I prefer washing it with a mild shampoo and then I let it dry. It gets bigger in size when it’s drenched but restores to its original shape as soon as it has dried. W7 Power Puff Latex Free Face Blender Sponge is amazing softer, bouncier and just feels far more luxe on my skin. It does not absorb too much product. Leaves a smooth, even layer of foundation on the skin. This is a fuss free and quick way to apply foundation on face. W7 face blender is a very good alternative to the Beauty Blender as in my opinion final results are very same and there is no need to splash out £16.
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