Undoubtedly, the biggest makeup launch of 2017 has been that of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty. The permanent collection encompasses a foundation with a 40-shade range, one primer, two makeup brushes, three portable makeup brushes, one makeup sponge, one matte powder, ten shimmering highlighting sticks, 20 shades of matte contouring sticks, six powder highlighters, blotting paper, and one lip gloss. I was very tempted to get a Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation but with 40 shades on offer with no chance of me seeing them live, I played safe and got a Shimmer Skinstick in the shade Sinamon.
One skincare product that has made a huge impact on the beauty industry is the Pixi Glow Tonic. People have raved about this product, many consider it to be their Holy Grail of toners and there are endless reviews on it. I started using the product few months back and now, on to my second bottle. Is it worth the hype? Let’s find out.
Pixi Glow Tonic
What is it?
Pixi Glow Tonic is an exfoliating alcohol-free toner, formulated with five per cent glycolic acid – an alpha-hydroxy acid which helps in the removal of dead skin cells. It also contains aloe vera, ginseng and other botanical extracts to nourish and soothe the skin. Basically, the aim of the product is to act on dullness and revitalise skin to reveal a healthy-looking glow and minimised pores.
The toner is free of alcohol so it is suitable for all types of skin. I have combination skin and I have been using it regularly since July. I have not experienced any dryness at all after applying it.
Nykaa is on a roll! They are coming out with new products practically every week and their latest launch is the Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner range consisting of seven shades. I bought three of them – Enchanting Forest, Whimsical Potion and Chaotic Calypso. The eyeliners are reasonably priced at Rs 299 each and available on the Nykaa website.
Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner
A bold release that packs a punch of stunning color in just one swipe, Nykaa’s Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner is all you need to get the most fabulous eye look on. What’s great about this product is its melt, crack and run resistant properties. This refined liner glides perfectly across the lash line for a gorgeous fluid application, leaving you looking super sensational!
Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner Shades
- 01 Stormy Sky : Grey
- 02 Chaotic Calypso : Dark Ink Blue
- 03 Enchanting Forest : Forest Green
- 04 Mystic Woods : Dark Brown
- 05 Dragon’s Heart : Rust
- 06 Whimsical Potion : Aqua Blue
- 07 Poisonous Plum : Purple
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip is a recent launch in India and the lip colors are available in two finishes – metallic and vinyl-like. These are supposed to be a hybrid between a lipstick and gloss with opaque, even coverage. I bought the shade Crush It from Nykaa and the lip colors are priced at Rs 2050.
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip is a liquid lip formula that glides on with full coverage of a lipstick and high shine of a gloss in a single coat. Experience shimmering metallic and lacquered, high-shine finish lip color in gorgeous hues.
- Metallic & vinyl-like finishes
- Delivers one-coat rich, saturated color
- Foolproof precision tip applicator distributes product evenly
- Makes lips appear more plump & full
- Feels soft & comfortable on lips; non-gritty
There is a new addition to The Body Shop’s Tea Tree range and this product ‘is specifically formulated to care for oily skin and imperfections while you sleep‘. The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is priced at Rs 1995 (75 ml) and is a leave-on mask infused with tea tree oil and salicyclic acid to work on blemished and acne prone skin.
Sleep is one of the best treatments for the skin but if we can boost it with a sleeping mask, then so much better right? That is where The Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask comes into the picture. It is a leave-on mask so all one needs to do is just cleanse and tone skin, apply the mask all over the face and go to sleep. The mask has a light, bouncy, gel texture and it feels quite refreshing and soothing when applied (you can also store it in the fridge for an extra-refreshing and soothing sensation). It absorbs into the skin easily so there is no greasy, icky feeling and it does not stain the pillow!
I have been using the mask twice a week for a few days now and really liking the effect. Even though I don’t have acne-prone skin, I use it to prevent breakouts and in general, improve my skin’s tone and texture. When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks fresh and healthy. I’ve not seen any reduction in pores and blackheads yet but I’ve not had any breakouts either which I was expecting due to the non-stop eating and lack of sleep during Pujo.
If you have really oily skin and face the problem of breakouts, two other products I will recommend from the tea tree range along with the Anti-Imperfection Night Mask are the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution and the 3 in 1 Wash Scrub Mask. I used the last two products extensively during summer and got great results. Click the link to read the review.
Have you tried the new The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask? What is your favorite product from The Body Shop Tea Tree range? Do share in the comments below.