Hello beauties !! This is “beauty”ful Thursday and I have some super exciting stuff to share with you 🙂
As you know by now that I shop majority of my makeup from NYKAA. It is India’s leading beauty & skincare related shopping website. There was a huge sale going on and I wasted no time to collect few of the products I had in my wish list for a long time. I got discount of INR 150 to 200 in every product, so I could save quite some money 🙂 I will mention the MRPs of the products since the discounted price may vary. To check out current offers you can head over to NYKAA’s website : https://www.nykaa.com
We do not really experience spring in Kolkata, its already quite hot and sunny outside. The items I picked up are perfect for summer but can be used throughout the year as well.
These are the items I purchased during NYKAA’s Spring Fling Beauty Sale :
- Faces Mineral Loose Powder – Ivory Beige (7gm for INR 749)
- L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Compact SPF 34 PA+++ – Nude Vanilla (6g for INR 480)
- Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo – Malibu Barbie (9gm for INR 699)
- Maybelline New York Master Flush Creator Blush – Afterglow (5.35gm for INR 850)
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder – Precious Petals (5.4g for INR 499)
- Makeup Revolution Pro Highlighter – Illuminate (15g for INR 850)
Faces Mineral Loose Powder – Ivory Beige :
Previously I have used the Bharat & Doris loose powder which I quite liked. But when the Faces counter person told me that this powder contains natural mineral and so it is best suited for sensitive skin, I wanted to try this product. I suffer from acne and heat rashes mainly during summer & monsoon. So this product seemed perfect for me.
The tub is really cute and attractive. This was the main reason why I inquired about this product. I really love the packaging specially the unique shape of the lid. The body is quite sturdy but light weight, good for travel purpose.
The whole Utime Pro range of Faces is great quality. I love the gel kajal, matte lip crayon, liquid matte lipstick, eyeshadow palette and and eye liners of the same Ultime Pro range. So I had high expectations from this powder.
The ingredient list & other details are mentioned at the back of the box inside which the powder tub comes. Nothing is mentioned on the actual tub except the brand name.
The sponge is attached to the inner portion of the lid. It is very soft & smooth. A thin thermocol sheet partitions the white sponge from the loose powder. I will suggest you to be careful and not loose it as this will help your sponge stay hygienic and do not soak up excess powder when you are not using it.
The shade Ivory beige is a perfect match for my skin-tone. It may look lighter than my skin on camera. But since I use loose powder mainly under my eyes and for baking, so using a shade lighter than my skin tone fulfills my requirement.
There are 4 more shades available which is not enough in my opinion, that is a major con of this product. But that’s a sad part about most of the products available in the market.
The powder is very finely milled, applies smoothly and blends beautifully into the skin. It is not drying if you want to use it for baking. But make sure you apply a good moisturizer even if you have oily skin before using any makeup. The powder does not hold on to dry patches or collect on fine lines for me.
I am not sure about the staying time, as I have not worn it that much yet. I will keep you updated on how long it stays on my face.
Rating : 3.5/5
Will I repurchase ? No, because I want to try out new loose powders like the Makeup Revolution Luxury banana powder next.
Overall it is a good quality loose powder at an affordable price. You can surely give this one a try specially if you suffer from clogged pores / have sensitive skin.
L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Compact SPF 34 PA+++ Nude Vanilla :
If you follow my blog since last year, you will know how obsessed I was with the Maybelline Fit me Matte & Poreless range throughout 2017. I just used up my Fit me compact last month. So I decided to give this one a shot. This Loreal mat magique range released almost at the same time as the Fit me matte & poreless range. But I was so impressed with Fit me that I did not try out the this one back then 😛
The ingredients and other details are mentioned on the box inside which the compact comes. Just like the Faces powder, nothing except brand name is mentioned on the actual compact case.
The packaging is fun and girly. I love pink and so I like the color scheme a lot. The powder on the upper layer, puff on the second layer and mirror in between is same as the Fit me compact. I wish companies swap this arrangement and keep the mirror and puff on top. The transparent plastic case looks fragile and has a chance of crack or breakage if you are traveling with it. So it is better to carry this compact inside a bubble wrap or the box in which it comes.
I do not like to use the puff and it makes my tub look dirty, but if you want to use you can. It is soft & smooth.
The powder feels slightly rough if you swirl your fingers around. But when you apply it on your face and blend it well you will not feel any roughness. It is a 100% mattifying powder. So I think it is best suited for oily and combination skin. But if you are dry skin and want to use this product, make sure you moisturize your face very well and do not have any dry patches. But if you suffer from very dry or flaky skin, this product may enhance your dryness. I also feel this powder brightens my complexion, but some of my friends do not like this property at all. They feel it leaves a white cast on their face. I will recommend that you purchase this product if and only if you get your exact matching shade. Try it at a Loreal counter and check if you see any white cast on your face or not.
The shade Nude Vanilla is good for wheatish complexion beauties like me. It has yellow undertones and blends beautifully into my skin. It makes my face look non-shiny yet bright. I use it mainly on my super oily Tzone, and brush the remaining on the entire face. This way I do not apply too much powder & my skin does not look too matte.
It has only 4 shades in this range, this limits the choice for many 😦 Companies should really come out with more shades to cater to a wider range of customers.
I have worn this compact 3 days to my office and it stayed on my face for quite long time. I only reapplied it once which is really great. It can be drying on your skin even if you have oily / combination skin if you spend long time in a air conditioned room like me. Make sure you always use a hydrating day cream / moisturizer under this compact.
Rating : 3.5/5
Will I repurchase ? No, because I want to try out new compact like the NYKAA Skingenius compact next.
If you are looking for a mattifying compact you can definitely try this one if you find a shade matching you. The SPF 34 PA+++ makes it a good choice for day time makeup.
I will share with you a Comparison post very soon letting you know which mattifying compact between Maybelline Fit me and Loreal mat magique worked for me best. So stay tuned for that.
Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo – Malibu Barbie :
I am really happy that my favorite website cum brand NYKAA is coming out with such great products. Not only do I enjoy shopping from their site, I love most of the products they come out with. In my last makeup haul I shared with you NYKAA Eyem24X7 kajal which I use every single day, it is my favorite kajal so far. Few months back NYKAA released these duo blush palettes and duo highlighter palettes. I will try the highlighters very soon, stay tuned for that.
The key ingredient list and other details are mentioned at the back of the box inside which the palette comes. The packaging reminds me of the NYKAA so matte lipsticks, because it has the same matte black colored body and magnetic closure. I never faced any accidental issues of the lid opening in my makeup pouch even for the lipsticks. But some of my friends have faced such disasters. Also the transparent lid is fragile and may break if not taken care of. So I will recommend you to carry it inside a bubble wrap or keep the box in which it comes to avoid any accidents.
Since I go to office 5 days a week, I generally love to use a very natural colored blush. I did not have any proper coral blush. When NYKAA came out with these blush duos, I immediately ordered this shade Malibu Barbie. You get a peach and a coral colored blush in this particular shade. There are 2 more shades available – Brazilian Bombshell (pink & bronze colored blush, good for dusky beauties) and Cali Chick (a orangish peach & a plum colored blush). Every blush duo has one subtle natural finish blush and one more dominant color. You can wear them together or individually.
Both the shades are quite pigmented. Go light handed with the dominant coral color in this palette since if you apply too much you will end up having clown cheeks. The peach color is very natural and gives a healthy flush to your cheeks. This duo shade is particularly suited for fair to medium skin tones. Both colors blend easily into the skin. Both have very tiny gold shimmer particles which leaves a sheen on your cheeks.
Rating : 4/5
Will I repurchase ? Maybe. I really like it, but I want to try out a new blush next time. You see I love variety 🙂
You are getting 2 good quality blush in a single box and the price is quite affordable, so I think it is quite value for money. Definitely try this out. Recommend 🙂
Maybelline New York Master Flush Creator Blush – Afterglow :
The moment I saw these beauties on the Maybelline counter at our nearby mall, I was blown away. They look stunning !! Just have a look & you will fall in love with these babies. Specially this color will always remind you of a sunset in a blush case 😀
The ingredient list, directions to use and other details are mentioned on the box inside which the blush comes. Most of the details are also mentioned at the back of the actual blush case.
The packaging is very sturdy and easy to travel with without worrying about any mishaps. All the boxes are color coded with a sticker attached on the top showing you the color of the blush. It comes with a nice absolutely clear mirror which is the biggest advantage of this blush. I love the packaging, I love everything about this blush 😛
This is my first blush having the ombre pattern. It really looks like a beautiful sunset captured in a blush 😀 The orange and gold shimmers makes it look absolutely stunning on the cheeks. This product is so pigmented and reflective, that you can easily skip the highlighter on the cheek bones and just go with this blush. But don’t go overboard, apply it with a very light hand first and then build it up slowly.
This color will suit fair to medium skin tones in my opinion. But there are 3 more shades available for you to choose from.
Rating : 5/5
Will I repurchase ? I LOVE it !! This is one of the most gorgeous looking blush I own.
Definitely try this out. HIGHLY recommend specially this particular shade 🙂
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder – Precious Petals :
I have seen so many youtubers rave about this highlighter starting from Tati to Christen Dominique to our own Malvika Sitlani recently. I had to try it for myself, and then its Wet n Wild. What more do you want !!
The ingredient list and other details are mentioned at the back of the case. The packaging is typical to Wet n wild. That same black plastic body and transparent lid. The packaging looks fragile in all my wet n wild cases like these. So it is better to bubble wrap it when you travel.
The flower pattern makes this highlighter look even prettier. Plus this particular shade goes so well with the pattern, its pink and shiny, fun and girly. The highlighter is so smooth that it blends into the skin and gives a wet shimmering look to the high points of my face. It is quite pigmented and little goes a long way, compared to the price it is a really impressive product.
This particular shade Precious Petal is a pink silver toned highlight. It looks beautiful on my skin, but I think it is more suited for fair to medium skin tone. They have 2 more shades – Crown of Canopy will suit duskier skin tone and Blossom Glow may suit very light skin tones.
Rating : 4.5/5
Will I repurchase ? Maybe. I want to try out the shade Crown of the Canopy next.
A very pretty super affordable good quality highlighter. Definitely try this out !
Makeup Revolution Pro Highlighter – Illuminate :
Malvika Sitlani sold it to me 😀 😀 If you follow her Youtube channel you will know that it is her holy grail highlighter. She looks absolutely stunning and in her words “ba-baam” whenever she uses this product. So I decided to try it for myself.
The ingredient list and other details are mentioned at the back of the pan. The transparent cap looks fragile to me and it does not have a mirror. These are the 2 little cons I can find in this product.
The product with the little hills pattern looks beautiful even on the pan.
This highlighter is not for the faint hearted. It is that bold, in your face, glimmering highlight which makes the high points of your face visible from far. You will be a dazzling golden angel whenever light falls on your face.
The product is extremely pigmented as you see in the swatch pic below. You barely touch the product and you have so much to cover your entire face 😀 The pan is so huge and for INR 850 it will last you a lifetime in my opinion. The product is highly reflective, yet it is absolutely smooth and non-glittery. It blends into your skin perfectly without enhancing any texture. This is one of the best drugstore highlight in my opinion.
You can apply a tiny amount to get a natural inner glow and also build it up to a full glam shining to the moon look. It lasts for a quite long time (at least 8 to 9 hours) on my skin.
Since it is gold toned highlight, it will suit a wide range of skin tones.
Rating : 5/5
Will I repurchase ? Maybe, if I ever complete this pan 😀 😛
15g of highlighter at INR 850 and what a gorgeous highlight. O my God !! This one is a dream product if you like a beaming golden goddess look. You can build it up so that aliens detect your glow from outer-space 😀 😀 HIGHLY recommend !! If you want to buy a single product from my entire haul, go for this. You will never regret a single penny.
Hope you enjoyed reading about my Spring haul and my reviews helped you in some way.
Comment below and share your experience if you own any of the products I mentioned.
Also mention in the comment section if you want me to review / try any other makeup product.