Givencyhy Hydra Sparkling Magic Cheek & Lip Blam Mousturizig Rosy Glow

In comparison to using each product targeted towards fulfilling a particular beauty need, I prefer reaching out for multi tasking products. This is one such wonder jar, that has been my go-to for over a month now. 

My initial concerns was the size of the jar, and the product quantity but do not be misguided! A tiny swipe goes a long way. I use it on my lips for a nice rosy stain with absolute hydration. It feels greasy to touch but once applied it feels so natural. The lasting powder is unimaginable. I have recently replaced my blushes for this balm for a 12 hour lasting and hydrating healthy cheek glow. I wear it over my Chanel Double Perfecrion Lumiere Powder Makeup and I get a 12 hour makeup in check. 

   
       
OVERALL : A bit pricey but I already got my second one because I cannot survive a day without it. I absolutely recommend it !! For once I’ll say that size does not matter. 

Pixi by Petra Lip Lift Max in Petal Ice

*Press Sample 

This is a clear lip plumper/ lip gloss. Although it appears to have a tint, it’s completely sheer like a clear lip gloss. Applies to a tingly minty sensation. I did not notice much plumping, but in honesty my lips are plump already, so I will not be able to validate the claim. Applies well and hydrates.

   
          

NARS Multiple In Copacabana 

I am sure everyone owns atleast one NARS multiples if not multiple.. Ha Ha, yes it’s tricky! 

Well, it’s a quick post. 

This one is a silver finish highlighter. Creamy formula. Soft and Extremely blendable. I don’t need a brush to apply it, just twist and glide over the desired area and use fingertips to even out. It’s great to be used over cheek or substituted as an eyeshadow.  This is a bit pricey considering that it’s very soft and tend to get over consumed, but I am yet to see a product as functional and of such good quality. Worth it?…. Definitely. 





3 Giveaways And The Review Of The Ofra Cosmetics Contouring & Highlighting Cream Foundation Palette, Ofra Blush/Bronzer Illuminating Blush Stripes 

* Press Sample

 

Ofra is a big name in cosmetics. And today I have a really exciting review/giveaway blog post!!

Ofra Countouring & Highlighting Cream Foundation Palette:  A very versatile use palette of creamy foundations in an array of six color shades, it’s a perfect product for Highlighting & Countouring. The palette comes in six assorted pans put together in a paper book kind casing which makes it extremely lightweight and easy to carry. Since the formula is very rich and coverage is buildable, it’s best applied with a makeup sponge. The color selection makes it for for all skin shades.

 

Ofra Illuminating Blush/Bronzer Highlighting Stripes :  Now where do I start….This is a gorgeous looking, super pigmented, finely milled and extremely versatile use Highlighter. A closer look gives an idea of what the color tints are leaning towards. I have used these separately as well as together, and I love it! It comes in a compact casing with a mirror but no brush in the bottom compartment. The color strips can be individually applied as eyeshadows.   OVERALL: The products are great and I couldn’t be more happy to share a set of each with you all!! It’s been generously sponsored by Ofra Cosmetics. Enter the giveaway and I wish you the very best! I look forward to your participation and loving these as much as I do.

THE FUN PART : GIVEAWAY !!!  THERE WILL BE 3 WINNERS!!!!!

One of you gets to win One Cream foundation Highlighting and Countouring palette + Illuminating Highlighting Strips – Open to USA residents only.

Now Added :

-Hard Candy : Single & Loving It Eyeshadow in 769 Low Rise Jeans [new]

-Essie Nail Polish : Blanc (White), Chills & Thrills (blue), Mojito Madness (Green), Style Cartel (Deep Navy Blue) [new]

-Pixi Beauty Nail Polsih : 015 Very Violet (Neon Magenta) [new]

-NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer For Anti-Dull skin and Color Balance, 30ml [new]

-Elf Studio : Cream Eyeliner with Brush Included in Black [new]

-Milani Baked Bronzer In 04 Glow [New, opened to take a picture for the giveaway, never used or swatched]

-Milani Baked Blush in 09 Red Vino [new]

-L’oreal Paris high intensity pigments, pure pigment shadow stick In 834, Alluring, a copper color,can be used dry or wet [new]

-Cover FX Calming primer: sample size 5ml

-Laura Mercier flawless skin face Polsih : sample size 11.3g

-4 Black Opal Beauty Color Splurge Eyeshadow Duos : swatched on the hand once, Here [Since they were sent to me for my unbiased review, and I really loved them, I want one of you to have these and enjoy using them. I am thankful for the generous samples by the company , so I am adding the option to follow them on social media as well for bonus entries]

Generously sponsored giveaway by Melodyderm , there will be two winners!! Melodyderm is a brand known for its high end skin care line. Their jewelry pieces are a must have for every fashion fanatic.  With proven results and extremely luxurious ingredients these products are a way to show your love for yourself or that someone special. This giveaway is open to Residents of USA and Canada… Whoo Hoo! 

One lucky winner gets to win their Highly raved about Gold Serum : Retails at $99.99 USD and Infused with Real Gold, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. It’s proven to get you that youthful glow and restores skin elasticity to keep off those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. 


 

Not just that, they were overly generous to giveaway another of their beautiful products .. Hunger Games Bracelet retails at $25.99 USD. This absolutely charming bracelet is a collection of 5 charms in one buckle. This giveaway is also open to USA and Canada. 


 

RULES:

– Leave a blog post comment with your  country of residence, not doing so will keep you from winning because I do not want to announce a winner without knowing if I can deliver the prize or not.

-Winner (randomly chosen) gets 48 hours to respond, else next winner will be randomly chosen. – All right, Good Luck !

CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY

BlackOpal Beauty Invisible Oil Blocking Loose Powder

*Press Sample

There is no denying tab I have been nothing but impressed each time I try a product from this brand. This hypoallergenic invisible, oil control-matte finish loose powder is no exception. 

It can be simple applied with a fluffy face powder brush or dabbing with a face puff. Since it’s an invisible finish, using over a foundation or to be directly applied is a need based choice, which makes it even more versatile. 

I have a normal-dry skin with an oily T-zone. Powders have a tendency to dry patch or settle in my fascial lines. Besides my initial inhibatations, I had nothing more than a healthy matte finish glow. 

Lasting time: I got a great wear time, towards end of 8-10 hours I did need a touch up to freshen up my look (and this happens with pretty much every brand of makeup. A good one lasts me 8 hours of wear.

The swatch shows the powder applied on the skin. The one below is blended. Notice a clear difference in the center of the hand where it’s applies.  Skin looks smoother and powder evens out the fine lines. I get a mattified healthy glow. 







 

OVERALL: 1oz of loose powder retails at $9.25 USD. Currently BlackOpal Beauty website has a buy one get one free promotion on all products. These loose powders have an amazing shelf life, so this might just be the perfect time to stock up. 

YSL Volupte Tint In Oil In N3-Undress Me, N5-Cherry My Cherie, N7-Crush Me Orange

This was a giveaway hosted by the most generous Dave Lackie that I won a few weeks back and I couldn’t be more thankful! 

This is the latest lip formula innovation from YSL. Infused with Apricot Kernel oil, Jojoba seed oil, Coriander Fruit oil, Possiflora Edulis seed oil this is a perfect concoction for hydration desperate lips. The sheer wash of color makes the product even more attractive to be worn by itself or layered over your favourite lipstick as a lipgloss. 

Available in 8 colors, retails at $32 USD for 0.2oz of product.  

This is how the prize came with a lovely hand written note by Dave: 





The swatches are (L-R), YSL Volupte Tint In Oil In N3-Undress Me, N5-Cherry My Cherie, N7-Crush Me Orange : 





OVERALL : These were on my list since they were released. I just did not have a chance to try them. I couldn’t be more thankful to Dave for the most generous prize and being such a wonderful celebrity he is. Dave had been raving about these lip oils and I add my positive verdict too! 

NARS Dual Intensity Blush In Adoration 

We have been ogling and googling the NARS dual intensity blushes ever since the pictures surfaced on the Internet last year. These are two products in one packaging, each in a separate pan to avoid undesired intermixing of the Highlighter (Left) and the Blush (Right). 

The most attractive feature is the Flexibility of Dual forms of application, wet for an intensified dramatic look or dry for those soft color kissed hues.





Available in 6 colors, Adoration is a champagne pink highlighter with sheer gold shimmer and a hot pink blush. These duos are color coordinated so you can never go wrong putting the two together. NARS blushes have been most loved of their products and these Dual Intensity Blushes are just cherries on top! 

Retails at $45 USD for 0.21oz. 





OVERALL: Absolutely in love and admiration with these, kudos to NARS for creating such an amazing product. The tough part is walking out of the store with just one. I am already contemplating getting a couple more (or more!) . I applied these separately as a highlighter and a blush but I loved how it works just perfect if combined and used as a blush, together they give just a lovely flush of radiant and glowy color. You can never go wrong with one of these. 

Artis Elite Mirror Makeup Brush In Oval 6

*Press Sample 

An innovation in the art of makeup application and a new standard in the makeup brushes. Featured in Allure magazine as “Revolutionary” , HarperBazar branding them as “Amazing”, these brushes are tough ones to ignore. 

The ergonomic patent design of the brush handles allow precise application of makeup without obstructing the view in the mirror. 

Matthew Waitesmith, the founder and designer of these unique brushes carried his experience of over 17 years working and eventually heading the entire Artis Training and Development Program at MAC Cosmetics into creating this innovative product. 

These cruelty free brushes are super soft and more densely packed than any other makeup brush, allowing for finer and more even distribution of the products on the face. 

I picked the Oval 6, as it’s the most versatile of all the other brushes for applying face makeup. I cannot help but keep touching and gliding it over my face, it feels divine. 

Here is a check list of what the other brushes do in terms of versatility .. 







OVERALL: These brushes can be cleaned by simply sliding them over a special cleaning cloth (created and sold by Artis) that removes all makeup and restores the fibers to just new. So no more scrubbing and rubbing those nasty buggers! They can seem a bit extravagant on the price point, but they are definitely worth the buck, quality sure give the big (and pricier) brands a run for their money. Also considering how each brush is designed to multitask , it averages to a price of the more economical brands by minimizing the need of stacking a bunch. I cannot enforce how amazing they are, try it to love it ! Sold online at ArtisBrush.com and Net-A-Porter. These WILL revolutionize your makeup vanity.  

Rouge Dior Baume In 740 Escapade and 660 Coquette 

The freshest, most protective, easy-wearing and complementary of Rouge Dior products. No need to choose between lipcare and makeup—in a single step, lips are revived in colours with a healthy glow and wet dew-like shine, and drenched in a protective nourishing lip treatment.

These lip balms are better categorized as hydrating lipsticks than tinted lip balms. With a sleek and slightly more slender silhouette than the Rouge Dior Lipcolors, these lip baulms are more moisturizing and feels lighter on the lips than the other creamier lipcolors. The finish is sheen and although it’s a little on the pricier side of the budget, this compares to nothing like I have used before. Available in 14 shades from varying hues of nudes, pinks and neutrals there is something for everyone.







Swatched 3 coats of the lip Baume, the color is buildable to desired intensity without the feeling of an over application.




Swatches :Escapade on Top and Couquette On Bottom. 




Loreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute Concealer/Correcteur

A twist base corrector/concealer pen from L’oreal that disperses the fluid through a brush applicator and can be applied directly to your facial target areas. 

Retails at $12.50 USD, this lightweight formula come in 4 color shades Fair, Light, Medium and Medium Deep. 

Best used for undereye area and to even the skin tone. This is not to be expected to work as a heavy duty concealer but I would certainly rate it satisfactory as a corrector. 

One thing to be kept in mind, this finishes matte powder, which can seem to settle in fine lines, especially if overdone in areas with a thin layer of skin like the undereye. To avoid that, be sure to prime the skin well, use a mousturizer and finish with a setting powder. For rest of the face, you can do fine with just spot treatment for those minimalist makeup days. Use it under a powder foundation and over a liquid foundation, although personally I prefer to use it BEFORE I apply any foundation. 

The manufactures suggest picking your skin tone shade or a shade lighter. The brush applies well, I however still prefer to even if out with my fingertips or using a concealer brush and working in circular motions. 





OVERALL : It’s an extremely convenient, non messy and a travel friendly item. I suggest owning atleast one and keeping handy for touchups during the day. It’s discreet and works pretty well. I suggest this for everyday use, but you might want to jump to a more longer lasting and effective product if you seek coverage. For those who have subtle target areas around the face, this is your answer.