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
I finally got around to trying the new Lakme Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color range. It was launched couple of months back at the Lakme Fashion Week along with the Serum Foundation, Oil-in-Serum and Oil-in-Cream. I will post reviews of all these products but let’s get down to talking about the lipsticks first.
Lakme Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color
Lakme Absolute brings you the miracle beauty ingredient Moroccan Argan Oil, now in a luxurious matte slimstick called the Lakme Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil. The luxurious silky formula of the Lakme Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil nourishes lips, while delivering rich and intense color.
Number of shades – Available in 15 shades and 3 exclusive shades for Nykaa
Price – Rs 800 for 2 gm