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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust-Review, Photos



Company/Brand Claim: Highlighting powder for a luminous glow.

For Skin Type: All

Packaging: Sleek black hard plastic compact. Opens easily with a thumb press.

Product Consistency: - Sheer

Formulation: Pressed powder.

Texture and Feel: It has a smooth texture and doesn't cake.

Color: Nude pink with a hint of champagne shimmer

Fragrance: None

Application: I apply it with a powder brush above my blush for a soft highlight. It is build-able but cannot be blended .

Result: This shade I assume is for fair toned girls as it does not show luminous on my medium skin.The finish is smooth but sheer and it doesn't show unless applied heavily with a "dense" brush. I haven't used it with a sponge. If you're into sheer natural looking makeup, this is worth a purchase but if you want a real highlight and are looking for proper coverage then this product is disappointing in that regard.

Staying Power: 30 minutes to an hour. May stay longer if used over primer.

Times Tested:  4 times use
 
Cons: The lid does not have a mirror and a proper application brush/sponge/puff would have helped.

Anything Else: -

Made In: Poland

Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder comes in a 11 grams case with no other colors available. They had colors previously but they have been discontinued I guess, because I couldn't find them on the official site either.

Rating: 2.5/5



Take it:

You're looking for a sheer highlighter
You want a natural finish
You're into light/sheer makeup
You have fair skin
You find it affordable

Leave it:

You prefer more coverage
You're looking for a proper hihglight
It seems difficult to apply
It doesn't seem convenient.

Price: Rs. 840/- 
Available at: Available online at Just4girls.pk and Beauty Arena. Catrice also has a counter at Naheed's.

Conclusion: I expected it to work quite well, but it doesn't give me any reasons to like it. Waste of money. Recommended? No.

Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Haul Finalé 2013-Fashion, Skincare and Makeup



2013 has been crazy and beautiful at the same time. Today I share with you my last haul for the year and it is grand Alhum dullilah. Reviews for most of mentioned stuff will come in 2014 Insh Allah, so for now Enjoy!
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Total Turnoffs 2013-Products that made it to the bottom of the list.




So, here's my list of the of beauty products for 2013, that just weren't worth the bucks and could not keep up to their claims.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Kiran's Beauty Book: The Idea, Recent Additions and What's Coming Next.



I started out beauty blogging much later than I actually wanted to. I guess I just needed a push and once I started off there was no looking back. I've been writing since 2006 and started Kiran's Beauty Book in 2011, but I wasn't very active back then. Since 2012 I've taken keen interest in blogging as it isn't only a hobby now but also a way to share what I know, love and of course socialize with many wonderful people out there.

Since blogging is an independent platform, I never think twice before implementing any of the ideas I come up with. Recent additions include By the Brands (at a glance) and Sale Alert (have a look).

There's a lot more I have up my sleeves and there's a surprise coming your way very soon (before January 2014, IA). So stay tuned!

I hope my reviews and everything else has been of help to you in some way and that you keep coming back to KBB :). Do follow and leave your valuable comments.

Ciao!
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Makeup Haul: Highend & Drugstore



What better way to start a Saturday morning than a haul post? Just kidding :P. Okay, so after patiently waiting for my stuff to arrive, I finally received all of them. Thanks to Rouge from Facebook for getting me Tarte and MUFE, from Sephora. It was great shopping from these guys! So here goes:

 High End:

1) Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Rs. 4625/-
2) Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set Rs. 4650/-
3) Tarte Call of the Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collectors Palette Rs. 4825/-

Tip: Whenever shopping from Sephora go for the Value Sets, as you get a decent amount of everything for a good price. You get to try out more colors/shades/flavors and that's a benefit. 

P.S Thank you for the D & G perfume sample Rouge.

Drugstore:

1) Milani Color Statement Lipstick in 07 Best Red Rs. 640/-
2) Kryolan Upper Eye Lashes-TV 5 Rs. 120/-
3) Kryolan Cake Eye Liner Sealer Rs. 690/-
4)Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Eye Shadow Pencil in Winter White Rs. 865/-
5) Sleek Eye Dust in Dirty Rs. 420/-

Reviews will follow soon. Enjoy! xoxo...




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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Makeup Gift Guide (for every wallet)



Everyone loves makeup! Well, at least girls do. And makeup makes a wonderful present for let's say every occasion, let's say from birthday's to weddings and even Christmas. And since it's holiday season in the West and wedding bells striking in the East, I thought of putting up a Gift Guide post, which will make life a little easier.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Palmer's Skin Success Acne Medication Cleanser-Review, Photos



Company/Brand Claim: Unclogs pores. Helps clear and prevent acne.

For Skin Type: Oily, Acne prone.

Packaging: Clear stiff plastic bottle with blue twist cap. The bottle is not travel friendly though because if it isn't kept straight up the liquid will flow out .

Product Consistency: -

Formulation: Watery

Texture and Feel: It has no texture as it is all clear water and it feels like nothing on the skin.

Color: Transparent

Fragrance: Strong fragrance, which goes away after application.

Application: I apply it with a cotton ball like any other astringent all over the face and neck once every 2 days. Summers may require more frequent application as skin is more oily then.

Result: It removes oil and dirt in a jiffy and what's great is that it does not irritate the skin or leave it extraordinarily dry. It's because it has Vitamin E and Aloe vera and they definitely do their job. I am using it in winters (whatever we have) as my skin tends to produce oil at times. As far as acne prevention is concerned, it fails here as I have had acne even after I started using it. But it does fight existing acne and helps cure it. It does not set in the pores and cleans dirt and makeup/residue with ease, leaving the skin feeling cool and calm.

Staying Power: -

Times Tested:  2 weeks
 
Cons: It does not prevent acne. The cap is not gripped enough to hold the liquid inside the bottle. Product may leak.

Anything Else:  It may irritate dry skin. Not recommended for normal to dry skin.

Made In:USA

Palmer's Skin Success Acne Medication Cleanser comes in a 236 ml bottle and there are other products in the same range.

Rating: 3.5/5




  Take it:

You're looking for a daily cleanser
You have oily/acne prone skin
You suffer from acne
You're looking for an alternative to astringent
You want to use it as a makeup remover
You find it affordable

Leave it:

You can't stand the fragrance
It dries your skin
It does not stand to its claim of acne prevention
You're already under acne medication

Price: Rs. 595/- 
Available at: Available online at Just4girls.pk and Beauty Arena.

Conclusion: I actually do like this product as a daily cleanser. I wish it could do more about my acne issue. Recommended? Yes.


Palmer's Skin Success Acne Medication Cleanser
Palmer's Skin Success Acne Medication Cleanser
Palmer's Skin Success Acne Medication Cleanser




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