Saturday, March 30, 2019

Review: Sukin Purely Ageless Range

When it comes to skincare, I've tried everything from products that contain pricey ingredients like gold or diamonds to ones with exotic ingredients that I can't pronounce! But let's face it, the price or complex ingredients in any product is not an indication of potency or effectiveness, sometimes all we need is simple and affordable products that will deliver the same results. Sukin skincare is a pocket friendly and natural brand discovered this year, I was quite impressed by the formulas used in their products and the visible results I've noticed in such a short time. Today's review will be all about Sukin's Purely Ageless range, which I've been testing for a couple of months and it's supposed to naturally hydrate and reduce visible signs of aging.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Review: Skin Republic Foot Masks

Foot care is something that most people tend to neglect, especially if it means they have to use at-home foot care products - and let's face it, not everyone has the time or money to visit foot spas on regular basis. Thus, having simple at-home treatments for your foot can be handy, as it will help minimise these costly salon trips, while delivering similar results. I've put the Skin Republic foot masks to the test recently, as I'm equally interested to know if at home foot treatments work and in today's review - I'll be sharing with you my full experience with the foot peel and foot repair masks from this brand.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Review: Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Okay, things has gotten out of control recently and I've been super busy with life, work and everything else. Can you believe it's been 2 months since my last blog post?! Anyways, today I'm back with a review of a products that I've been wanting to try for ages and it's the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. I'm sure you've heard everyone and their mums raving about this concealer, and many described it as game changer in the beauty industry - so your girl was intrigued! 

Unfortunately, this concealer was launched in the UAE quite late and I wasn't convinced to pay almost AED 200 to get it shipped from the US or other countries - but luckily it launched in the region around the end of 2018 and it's now available at Sephora stores. I was invited to a consumer masterclass at Sephora more than a month ago to discover how the concealer is best used and to shade match myself properly - This totally paid off because I ended up grabbing my perfect shade. 

So, before I dissect the product to you I wanted to do the usual disclaimer - this product was not sent to me by Tarte, I bought it with my own money and all opinions are my own. 

The packaging of this concealer is quite simple, yet the tube feels heavy and expensive. I like the fact that it's transparent so you can see the shade just by looking at the tube, however you still need to swatch the product on your skin to find your match. The famous huge doe-foot applicator makes it faster to distribute the products on the areas you want to cover, but sometimes it grabs excess product and you might have to scrape the applicator in the tube to avoid wasting product. 

The main thing that most people like about this product, including myself, is the huge shade range. So, whatever undertone or skin colour you have, there is definitely a shade for you. I was shade matched to the colour Light/Medium - which is kind of neutral, not too yellow and not too pink. The consistency feels quite creamy when you apply it on the skin. However due to being extremely pigmented you would need to apply it deliberately, blend and then figure out if you need to apply more. This concealer works on both under the eyes, blemishes,  and it's super easy to blend - but I find that it blends better with a beauty sponge than a brush. Also, if you don't have many things to cover on your face, you can totally use this concealer on it's own and skip foundation. I haven't tried the darker shades from this concealer, but during the masterclass they mentioned that you can use them to bronze up or contour your face because again the formula is easy to blend. Longevity wise, this seems to stay put all day without budging, however you still need to powder it down to avoid creasing. 

Overall opinion:
I'm very impressed with the quality of the Shape Tape concealer and totally understand the hype now! I've been using this product almost on daily basis and I barely ever use any foundations. Price wise, I don't think it's too expensive considering that it performs really well on the skin and totally recommend if you're on the hunt for full coverage concealers. 

Note: Tarte Shape Tape concealers are available at Sephora stores across UAE and it's priced at AED 115.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Review: Filorga Makeup

Filorga is one of my best brand discoveries over the past few years, as I have tried so many of their products and they always deliver good results. So, I was over the moon when I heard that Filorga is coming up with a new makeup line, because I knew the products will probably focus on perfecting the skin and making it look flawless - just like their skincare lines. The new range consists of three products: two primers, foundation and translucent setting powder - I have only tried the last two products and this is what I'm reviewing for you today!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Review: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb & Diamond Bomb Highlighter

Just when I was about to say the festive season is around the corner, I realised it's already here and that's how fast the time has gone! So, it's time to pull out cozy sweaters, sequins outfits and of course glitter/shimmery makeup. Fenty Beauty is quite well known for the latter, as the brand always comes up with the most dazzling collections that can instantly transform your look from day-to-day to glowing goddess! I've recently been gifted a couple of products from the Diamond collection and I was extremely thrilled, as this came just in time for the holiday season and I can wear all the shimmer I want without the guilt! If you're interested to know what I think about the two products from the collection, then please keep on reading!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Review: Kat Von D New Tattoo Liners

If you've been following me on Instagram for while, you would know that I can't live without liquid eyeliners and love creating a cat eye makeup look! Also, I've been loyal to Kat Von D's Tattoo liner in trooper for years and I wasn't able to find a better replacement or dupe till date. With that in mind, when I got gifted a couple of new tattoo liner products from the brand, I was super thrilled to find out what's special about these new eyeliners and this is exactly what I'm going to review for you today.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Review: Gosh Cosmetics Products

If you have been following me for a while, you would know that Gosh cosmetics is one of my favourite drugstore brands, my last blog post was even about of their mascaras! I have also been testing quite a few products from this brand such as powder eye shadows that come in a stick form, a face and lip primer! So, today I'll be sharing with you my experience with these products and let you know if these were a hit or miss.