How is the winter treating you? Don’t we all just want to curl up in a blanket and lay all day? We know it is a dream come true, but it is just impossible. So come out of the blanket and flaunt your winter fashion game and show your on point style statement to the world. Instead of layering in baggy clothes, we want our readers to look sassy in out top winter fashion essentials. From cardigan, blazer to kimono shrug, bomber jacket check out the top 10 fashion essential that will elevate your wardrobe in the best possible way.
10 Best Chambor Products: Mini Reviews & Prices
Chambor started with the belief – “Every woman is inherently beautiful & make up will just enhance their natural beauty”. It is a cosmetic brand from Switzerland that launched its first product in the Indian market in 1993. Over the passage of time, it has become extremely popular with the quality products and with the constant new launches, it has become one of our cult favorite brands as well. Chambor is very famous for their range of lip colors, ranging from glossy to matte. The quality of every makeup is impeccable and there is no inclusion of animal ingredients. Nowadays, it is also easily available online with an exclusive launch on Nykaa. We have listed the 10 best chambor products along with their prices and mini reviews. Continue reading 10 Best Chambor Products That Are A Must Have For Every Makeup Lover
Parabens are chemical preservatives used in personal care products to elongate their shelf life and to prevent bacteria & fungus from growing in our products but why are they bad and why you must avoid them – the answer is – parabens can possess a serious health risk and has been linked to cancer tho the researches have not fully proved it but why take the risk when we now have lots of good paraben free options in the market! More and more people are getting aware about the term ‘paraben’ and are choosing paraben free products over regular products and here we are listing down some Paraben Free Brands that are easily availble in India which have taken this great intiative to not use this ingredient and be as natural as possible! Continue reading List of Paraben Free Brands in India – Go The Natural Way!
Latest Lehenga Designs For The Modern Bride
Being the wedding season it is time to elevate the bridal couture to a whole new level. In a couple of years, the bridal lehenga has taken a new look with the Western touch that perfectly complements the modern bride. We are gushing over the latest lehenga designs and we bet you too would fall head over heels in love with it. From off shoulder lehenga to ballroom lehenga there are tons of options that soon to be brides can look for and to make your job easier, we have narrowed down top 8 bridal lehenga designs that are just perfect for the modern bride. Take a look and start hunting your city for these fabulous latest bridal lehenga designs. Continue reading Latest Lehenga Designs For The Modern Bride
Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin, Face and Hair
Did you know that the coconut oil that we mostly use for champi has tons of beauty benefits? Yes, coconut oil is loaded with nutrients, fatty acids, vitamins that beautify the skin in the best possible way. So apart from using it as a hair oil, you can use coconut oil to reduce dark circles, to bid goodbye to signs of aging and even to remove your makeup. So ditch the expensive creams and go grab a jar of coconut oil and make your skin beautiful and gorgeous in no time. Read further and find out our top benefits of coconut oil for skin, face & hair! Continue reading Top Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin, Face and Hair
Satthwa Premium Hair Oil: An Oil for All Your Hair Needs!
Hair fall is a common issue faced by most women these days, all thanks to our changing lifestyle and chemical laden products we keep loading on our hair, but today I have a very interesting product to share with you all which has helped me reduce my hair fall to almost 60%! Now that’s something really amazing, and I’m sure you all must be excited to know what this product is all about. Well, today I’d be sharing my review on Satthwa Premium Hair Oil which is an all in one oil that works on hair fall, hair growth, dandruff, dry, rough & damaged hair. So let’s just move on to read my thoughts on this oil!
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Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation ReviewLakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation is a new launch and is a latest addition to the Absolute Illuminating range, Lakme launched the Absolute Illuminating range in collaboration with Sabyasachi Mukherjee which includes – Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation (in 4 shades), 4 new metallic shades of the Lakmé Absolute Shine Line and limited edition Sabyasachi Collection that includes the Lakmé Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer, Lakmé Absolute Moon-Lit Highlighter and Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Bricks. I was particularly excited about this foundation since I heard it’s dewy and is great for dry skin. Now these two words were enough to make me go grab this foundation! Since we are focusing on covering all products & shades from a particular range on BML, I went ahead and picked up all four shades in the range and I couldn’t be more happy that I picked them all!
Price: Rs. 750 for 15 gm
First things first ~ I’m just so in LOVE with this foundation that I have declared this foundation as one of the Best Drugstore Foundations for Dry Skin (in India, of course!) and the best Foundation ever launched by Lakme (out of all the foundations Lakme has ever launched and it’s no joke!)
It’s that damn good! I’m awestruck by this foundation and #Lakme, if you are reading this, you did an amazing job by bringing out this foundation. Thumbs up for it!
Also Read: Top 10 Best Lakme Makeup Products
I usually use this foundation for a night out, wedding, dinner date or simply when I just want to look Flawless! I use it over my Maybelline pore fix primer and MAC CC cream which makes it look even more good! Why over MAC CC cream? Coz I want to, I use MAC CC just as a base to cover up minor imperfections and this foundation to highlight things up, to perk up my complexion, to look like a Glow-y, Shining Diva!
Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation
Packaging: Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation comes in a sleek black-silver glass bottle and has a pump dispenser which dispenses the right amount of product in one go. The packaging is quite convenient tho not travel friendly coz of the glass bottle. I still do carry it everywhere and it has not broken so far *touchwood*
Texture: It has a medium consistency, not runny and not very thick, it might look tad thick when you take it out but it applies and blends quite easily, even with fingers tho you have to be really quick while blending it as it dries super quick. I feel the best way to apply it is with a wet sponge, I apply it with a wet Real techniques miracle sponge and I feel it applies best that way. The correct way to apply this foundation is – take a dot size amount, apply it on your skin and blend it first, keep doing the same with the rest of your face rather than dotting it over and then blending it which might dry it out making it hard to blend!
Finish: Finish is not exactly dewy, it’s somewhere between dewy and matte, I’d call it satin or demi-matte, perfect for both dry skin as well as oily skin (if you don’t mind shimmers sparkling on your oily face). The visible shimmer in the foundation could be a Love or Hate! Some people might like it like I do and some people might not like the shimmers it leaves on skin but if you are a fan of glowy, highlighted skin, I’m sure you are gonna love this foundation!
Coverage: It has a light to medium coverage, the most it can be built to is medium coverage but if you wear a BB cream or some sort of base underneath, it goes almost perfect with a perfect coverage. It won’t be able to cover up any dark spots, blemishes and dark circles and you gotta use a separate concealer to cover those up with this foundation. All its gonna do is even out the skin tone, if you have a good skin, you will definitely love this foundation but if you’ve got acne prone skin, I’d rather advise you to stay away from it since it can be tricky for acne prone skin with all those shimmers peeping on your skin and the not-so full coverage of the foundation. I feel Maybelline Dream Satin foundation has a better coverage than the Illuminating foundation.
Shades: The Illuminating foundation has 4 shades which is quite limited. I feel Lakme should include more shades in this foundation considering the shade range does not cater to deeper complexions. The 4 shades in the range are a tad bit light and the deeper shade 04 would go with NC40 and in India, only 40% of women are NC40 and lighter, rest being above NC40 in MAC! The shade that goes well with my skin tone is shade 03 Beige glimmer which has a slight pink undertone and I think it the only shade with most shimmers, it seems a little dark when swatched but goes way lighter than that. The shade would be perfect for NC35 skin tones.
Shade 01 Ivory Glow is the lightest shade in the range, it has pink undertones to it and I think it would go well with very fair skin complexion, someone with NC25 skin tone in MAC.
Shade 02 Natural Flare is the second light shade in the range and has strong yellow undertones to it. It does go well with fair complexions, someone with NC30.
Shade 03 Beige Glimmer is a beige shade with peachy undertones, this shade has more shimmers compared to other shades in the range which I think is added to go with its name – Glimmer. This shade goes well with NC35 skin tones.
Shade 04 Honey Beam, the darkest shade in the range (which is not at all dark) has more of peachy undertones and goes a tad light on skin and I think it would be best for NC37-40 skin tones in MAC and I think even those skin tones would find this shade tad light for them!
Staying Power: The foundation stays for about 5-6 hours after which it starts fading from under my eyes and other areas where I have slight discolouration. The good thing about this foundation is that it doesn’t oxidise on my skin by the end of the day.
Overall I love this foundation and would definitely recommend it to people with dry-combination skin and someone who loves GLOW-Y skin. This foundation would be best for night wear since the shimmers might make you look like a disco ball during the day but it would make a perfect option for night outs, night wedding, events and places where you want to look glowy! The only con would be the limited shade range and less coverage, for a night perfect foundation – we prefer full coverage coz you gotta look Be-autiful with that full face on! No one really goes out with a sheer coverage or no makeup look to a night out! If Lakme plans to introduce more shades in the range, I feel it would make a perfect foundation! For me, this is a great find!
BML Rating: 4.5/5
Have you tried the Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation?
Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin in India
A moisturizer is something dry skin can’t survive without! Dry skin has the tendency to lose its natural oils, glow, elasticity if it is devoid of hydration. It leads to uneven skin tone, pigmentation and dry patches all over the face. Also the skin is extremely sensitive to sun rays and thus, it takes a heavy toll. It is very important to get a moisturizer which would help in locking down natural moisture into the skin and return the natural oils that have been stripped off the skin over time. Make sure you apply a generous layer of moisturizer everytime you wash your face to avoid fine lines from appearing. With winter around, dry skin needs a heavy-duty moisturizer that would nourish, replenish and rejuvenate the skin. At the same time it should not make the skin look oily and dark as well. With plethora of options available in the market, it is tough to choose a moisturizer which would suit your skin. Thus, we have listed down the best moisturizers for dry skin in India that your skin would love and the good thing about them is that none of them would make your skin look dark or greasy which is a common issue faced with heavy-duty moisturizers and creams specially in winters. Let’s have a look at the list. Continue reading Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin in India: Our Top Picks!
Best Scrubs for Oily Skin & Blackheads
Oily skin is prone to open pores and blackheads which require through cleaning to prevent the pores from getting clogged. As we all know that clogged pores may lead to acne formation, blackheads, dull skin and accumulation of dead skin cells. Also the dust, dirt and pollution play another role in congesting the pores as well. All these factors lead to excess formulation of sebum. Thus, it is necessary to exfoliate the skin twice or thrice a week to get a skin smoother, softer and clearer. The skin looks more polished and free of every skin problems. Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps to achieve healthy and glowing skin. In fact, weekly exfoliation will drive away tan and pigmented skin. Overall, it has various benefits. Today we have listed out the best face scrubs for oily skin and blackheads available in India.
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Best Alcohol Free Toners in India
Have you experienced sudden breakouts or enlarged pores on your face? We know you hate it, but blame the imbalance of pH levels that brings sudden disrupts to your face. And if one thing that can help in restoring the pH level of your skin, it is the ‘T’ in your CTM routine. Yes, we are talking about toners, they are your skin savior which many of us skip or ignore in our skin care routine. But we urge you that you bring toning back into your regime because it removes last traces of dirt on your face, shrinks pores, fights acne, boosts your skin and of course maintains the pH level of your skin. But if you choose a wrong toner on your skin then your skin can have its own mind! So to save you from such a problem, we are going to share top 10 alcohol-free toners. Why alcohol-free toners? Because alcohol dries up your skin and can cause trouble for sensitive skin and dry skin people. So read further and get your hand on the best toner. Continue reading Best Alcohol Free Toners in India: Our Top 10!