Lookbook: NYX LINGERIE LIQUID LIPSTICK SWATCHES!

Hi there!

I’ve swatched out all the shades that I own of the NYX LINGERIE LIQUID LIPSTICKS!

The idea behind the shades are light, delicate and so very subtle!

I do have a review of this as a separate blog post( Read Review here!)

But, to summarise it all in all, they’re not my favourite finish, they can get a tad bit too drying on the lips if you don’t moisturise well.

I mix these lipsticks with a few other finishes.

I love the subtle nude range of shades!

If I had to pick a range of lipsticks from the NYX Line, it would either be the Suede Range or the Soft Matte Lip Cream Range.

Hope you find this helpful!

Swatches on my hand:

(Top to bottom: Honeymoon

Scandalous

Confident

Bustier

Seduction

Dusk to Dawn

Delicate Lust

After Hours

Cabaret Show)

Swatches on myself:

Shade: Honeymoon

Shade: Scandalous

Shade: Confident

Shade: Bustier

Shade: Seduction

Shade: Dusk to Dawn

Shade: Delicate Lust

Shade: After Hours

Shade: Cabaret Show

They’re available on NYKAA & Amazon!

Cost: ₹650/-, 4ml

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

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Review: NYX HD STUDIO PHOTOGENIC FOUNDATION!

I’m always on the lookout for a new base product that can wow me away. NYX Cosmetics was kind enough to send a couple of new products among which I received the HD Studio Photogenic Foundation. So, did this foundation make it to my favourites? Read down below!

Please note that what may work for me may not work for you or vice versa.

My skin type:

For a clearer understanding of how the foundation would perform on you, it’s better to know my skin type.

I have normal skin around the perimeters of my face, my T-zone gets shiny & I have dry skin under my eye area, I cannot layer too much powder under my eyes as it gets too dry and cracks up!

I suffer from hormonal acne and my skin is sensitive, so if something clogs my pores I tend to break out!

Finding a foundation that caters to all my needs can be a bit challenging.

Note: If a product has Dimethicone as its first or second ingredient, I tend to break out from it!

What this HD Photogenic Foundation claims to do:

Flawless-looking skin is no longer just for celebrities and models! Now available in 20 blendable shades, our HD Studio Photogenic Foundation uses light-diffusing technology to enhance the appearance of silky-smooth skin. Achieve a picture-perfect look anytime you’re in the spotlight.

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diethylhexyl Maleate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Kaolin, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Dimethiconol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrated Silica, Copper Tripeptide-1, Aluminum Hydroxide, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, VP/VA Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, C12-14 Pareth-7, Amodimethicone, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).

I’m going to split my views in terms of points for ease of understanding.

  • This packaging is that of what you’d find your BB or CC cream in! There’s no pump, it’s a squeeze tube, you may tend to put out extra product if you don’t squeeze the tube gently.
  • The foundation provides medium coverage, it doesn’t hide my scars completely, you’ll need to go over with concealer if you have a ton of marks on your skin, like myself.
  • I love the feel of this foundation, it’s so lightweight and it feels like I have nothing on, it’s so comfortable!
  • The foundation leaves you with a dewy finish, you have a noticeable sheen left on your face!
  • Blends beautifully either with a dense brush or a beauty blender! A beauty blender would give you sheer coverage.
  • Despite any skin type, I recommend setting it with powder. A light dust for those of you with dry skin & pack it on for my oily skin beauties! Although, I do not recommend this product for those of you who fall under the oily skin category.
  • The foundation does transfer, it transferred onto my screen after a phone call, it also stained a sheet of paper after I touched my face and then the paper despite using a primer or not.
  • It works great on my skin when I use it in conjunction with the Nivea After Shave Balm as my Primer. This is a great combination for the normal to dry skin family!
  • On my skin it lasts for 8 hours easily, it does not cling to dry patches or separate. At the end of the day, it does get shiny on me, but it looks like a natural glow rather than an oil spill – and that’s why I don’t recommend this for those of you with an oily skin because you would be shiny after 3-4 hours. If you don’t mind retouching your makeup every other hour, you should go with this.
  • For those of you with oily skin, if you have a great Anti Shine Primer , you should pair that up with this. It definitely extends the wear of the foundation and prevents Shine. I used the NYX Studio Perfect Primer (its contains Dimethicone, helps control Shine and fills in pores) and it worked beautifully, the makeup lasted well without getting shiny near my T-zone.
  • I’m also disappointed in the shade range that’s available in India, there are only 5 on Nykaa.
  • You get more than your regular amount of foundation, 33.3ml
  • This product has no flashback, it looks great in pictures!
  • I wish this foundation was a bit cheaper.
  • I love this product for everyday wear, it’s so light & comfortable, the only problem is the transferring of the product. But, I’ll try & figure my way around that one.

Would I recommend this product?

If you have dry skin or break out with foundations that have high Silicone in it, I recommend this foundation! It’s beautiful for everyday use and comfortable for acne prone skin like mine!

If you have oily skin and want a dewy finish in your foundation , I’d recommend the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation (another favourite of mine) over this!

This foundation did not disappoint me, however I do hope that NYX would extend the shade range!

ShadeReference :

I’m an NC 40-42 at MAC Cosmetics and I recommend 103 (Natural, More Pink Undertone) or 104.7 (Warm Beige – More Golden Undertone)

Price: ₹1999/-, 33.3ml

Swatches of the shades I own:

I hope this review helped you, please leave a comment below if I missed out on anything, would love to hear your thoughts!

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

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Review: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer!

Hi there!

The most raved about concealer has finally landed in India!

Let me tell you a little something -something about my under eye area, it’s a dessert there when I start powdering and my skin gets flakey!

Apart from finding a good powder for my under eye area, a concealer is most important!

The name of this concealer is quite intriguing- Age Rewind, you say? This somehow convinces me that it’s perfect for mature and dry skin. I don’t really know how or why, but that’s the feeling I had!

Productdescription:

Instant Age Rewind® Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer. The eye area appears radiant and refreshed in no time.

This super-concentrated treatment concealer features a micro-corrector applicator to help instantly erase dark circles and fine lines. Infused with goji berry and Haloxyl™.

My thoughts:

  • Love the packaging but if you don’t close the cap ‘neatly’ without touching the sponge applicator, you can get it all over your cap and fingers the next time you go to use it!
  • Love the applicator! It’s so soft under my eyes! Since I use this product as a highlighting concealer, I don’t find it one to get contaminated because I don’t use it on my zits. If you’re in to spot conceal with it I suggest you use your fingers to apply the product!
  • I love the consistency and feel of this product! It’s lightweight & hydrating!
  • It lasts for more than 8+ hours easily without creasing!
  • I do have to set my under eyes with this else I find that it creases. I can either set lightly or bake (which is a plus because I usually cannot with my dry skin)
  • I’m disappointed with the shade range, there are only 4-5 varieties!
  • I use medium for highlighting, I wish there was a concealer that was a perfect match for my skin tone, I would’ve definitely used it on its own every day!
  • This is my Holy Grail for sure! Will repurchase this forever!
  • No flashback!
  • Blends easily, so easily!

Would I recommend this?

Yes! If you find your shade, you have to pick it up!

Price:

₹650/-, .2 FL OZ

BUY FROM:

SWATCHES:

Shot by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Review: Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Palette!

Hi gorg!

My friend gifted this beautiful palette to me!

At the first glance, this palette is something that I wouldn’t definitely not pick up!

But, whoa did my opinion change !

What did u think of this palette, read below!

  • Love the pigmentation!
  • I didn’t like the shades in the palette at first but once I started using the palette I honestly love it!
  • I tend to use every single shade in the palette!
  • The colours don’t bleed together but last beautifully unlike the Urban Decay Naked 2!
  • Great value for money!
  • Love the packaging!
  • Blends easily!
  • No crazy fallout!
  • A versatile palette for a neutral as well as a good smokey eye!

Would I recommend this?

I do remember this palette being limited edition, so if it’s available and you were thinking about it , I highly recommend it because it would not disappoint!

Swatches:

This palette costs approx ₹3000/- , I got mine from Sephora Dubai!

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Follow me on Instagram: @infinitytimesinfinityblog

Lookbook: 💦

Hi guys! I found a couple of new products at Kryolan and I fell in love it! I decided to use it and create the most simplest look using just one product !

Don’t be fooled but how complex & multi dimensional the eyes look, it’s honestly just one product , I swear!

The magical product that I’m talking about is the Kryolan Metallic Cream Shadow in Volcanic Copper!

I’ve used this beautiful cream product on the mobile lid!

On my lips, I’ve used the cream shadow in my lips and pressed the Polyester Glitter on my lip!

To deepen my lower lash line I mixed the same on my inner corner and lower lash line!

Add a good pair of thick & chunky lashes! I’ve used – Glowmiere Beauty’s Bombshell

Bronze up the whole face and you’re good to go!

Shop the lashes:

Shop Kryolan products:

Kryolan City Bangalore, 2, 1/1A Chinmaya Mission Hospital Road, KFC Signal, HAL 1st Stage Stage 2, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Shots by,

Eric Samuel

(www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Follow me on Instagram: @infinitytimesinfinityblog

Review: NYX CONTROL DROP FOUNDATION REVIEW!

Hi guys!

I received the whole range of the NYX Control Drop Foundation two months back and now I’m finally ready to review it for you guys!

What this foundation claims to do:

From sheer to full, your ideal coverage is just drops away with our new Total Control Drop Foundation! Fine-tune this velvety, matte foundation with the included dropper. Simply adjust the number of drops until you create the look you’re feelin’ today. Want more coverage? Add more drops! Buff expertly using the TOTAL CONTROL DROP FOUNDATION BRUSH for a seriously smooth finish.

What do I think about this?

  • Love the consistency and feel of this foundation! So lightweight and feels like skin!
  • Build-able coverage!
  • Works best with a dense foundation brush, I love it with the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush – it isn’t streaky or patchy! It’s beautiful, just swipe first and then stipple to blend!
  • This foundation suggests a velvet matte finish, therefore making it suitable for both dry as well as oily skin!
  • This is a silicone based foundation!
  • It’s quite expensive for the price you’re paying, seeing you get only 13ml of product! But, with that being said, it’s lasted pretty well for myself!
  • It’s buildable – 2-3 Drops for medium and 4-5 for a full coverage!
  • I love well it lasts on my skin, provides no flashback!
  • I’d recommend exfoliating your skin before using this product for a beautiful skin like finish!
  • It lasts 5-6 hours without a primer for me and then I tend to get shiny near the T-zone! It’s definitely not my holy grail because it does not last that well on my combination skin, but I do love the finish!
  • I’ve found a primer that works well with this foundation (mentioned below) it extends the wear time of this foundation!
  • This foundation does transfer onto your sunglasses! And it becomes blotchy near your nose!
  • I love the shade range!
  • It’s definitely the best foundation from NYX’s line!
  • Although the packaging seems difficult and messy it most definitely isn’t! It hasn’t spilled on me when I’ve used the dropper unlike the Cover FX one, and I don’t have a problem with it!
  • Don’t forget to shake well before using!
  • Great shade range!

How I use this product :

  • When I wanted a dewy finish and a glow I used it with a hydrating moisturiser and primer, and it’s beautiful for dry skin!
  • When I need a super matte finish, I use this product with a moisturiser best for oily skin and an oil control primer (PAC Zero Pore Separation Cream) Man this gets a bit to dry for me sometimes! This is perfect way to use this product for oily skin!

Would I recommend this product?

I definitely love the finish , consistency and blend ability of this baby!

I’d recommend this product, it hasn’t disappointed me! It’s something worth checking out and it isn’t a waste of your money!

Shade:

I’m an NC 40 /42 at MAC (Studio Fix and Sculpt) I use the shade Classic Tan from the NYX Total Control Drops! It’s the closest I could get, it’s just not gold enough for me.

For a perfect match I mix 10(buff) 12classic Tan & 14 (golden honey) to get the right balance of a gold undertone!

Available on:

  • Nykaa.com
  • Amazon.in

Price:

₹1250/-, 13ml

Swatches:

I hope this review help you guys out!

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Follow me on instagram: @infinitytimesinfinityblog

REVIEW: NYKAA PAINTSTIX!

Hi beautiful !

Nykaa was kind enough to send me their newest launch! They’ve added about 8 new shades into their Paintstix Collection, I thought I’d review them for you guys!

Product description:

  • Extreme colour intensity
  • Soft Matte Finish
  • One stroke application
  • Long wearing
  • Consists Vitamin E
  • Glides on effortlessly
  • Bold range of shades!
  • 20 shades from this range!

What do I think of this?

  • I would say this is a Satin Finish! Exact finish as the MAC Satin Finish lipsticks!
  • Opaque Finish
  • Has a sweet smell to it that isn’t too strong and doesn’t last throughout the day!
  • Lasts 6 hours strong! Once you eat, the centre goes off which is normal with every moisturising lipstick!
  • Moisturising , you don’t need a lip balm for prepping!
  • The application can for either way, it depends on your preference of the shape of the bullet! I personally like mine to be pointed but this comes in a circular shape that makes it hard near my Cupid’s bow!
  • Love the shade range!
  • Stains your lips (the deep shades)
  • Affordable!
  • Great quality!
  • The shades cater to every Indian skin tone and look beautiful!
  • Loving the packaging, unfortunately the shades in the bullet don’t match the cap colour exactly!

Do I approve of this?

Most definitely! I love how comfortable this lipstick is and I’ve been gravitating towards this!

If I feel a matte lip, I just blot it out with a tissue!

You should definitely give this one a go!

SWATCHES:

PRICE: ₹425/- (₹361/- on Nykaa right now!)

(Top – Bottom :

13 Goal Digger

14 Boss Babe

15 Smell the Rosé

16 Cheerleader Daze

17 High School Sweetheart

18 Sweet Honeymoon

19 Feelin’ Pretty

20 Pretty Popular)

Shop here: Nykaa.com

I hope this helped you out!

Shots by, Eric Samuel

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Review: MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL MASCARA!

Hi there!

I’ve heard so many good things about this genie in a bottle, I just had to pick this baby up!

If there’s one thing Maybelline is the boss of it’s mascara’s!

Claims:

Lash Sensational® Washable Mascara. This fresh liquid formula captures lashes from root to tip for a full-fan effect.Exclusive fanning brush with ten layers of bristles reveals layers of lashes for a sensational full-fan effect. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

My thoughts:

  • It claims to give you a fan effect, did it? Yes!
  • Did not flake under my eyes throughout the day!
  • Separates my lashes beautifully!
  • It’s a wet formula, therefore if you don’t let each coat dry before you move to the next you’re definitely going to experience clumpy or stick together Lashes that defeat the purpose of the mascara.
  • It’s good for people who wear contact lenses!
  • Available in waterproof/non- waterproof formula!
  • Plastic wand!
  • I love the shape of the wand, it’s curved right in the middle to hug your lashes as it curls and fans it out!
  • It lengthens your lashes simultaneously!
  • The wand is easy to work with!
  • You get too much product on the wand at times so make sure you rub of the excess or else you’d end up like me in my swatch picture!
  • Make sure you rub off the excess product off the wand or else the formula gets a bit too heavy!
  • If you’re one who has tiny/less lashes – I don’t think a wet formulation like this Mascara would be your favourite!
  • Despite using the non waterproof formula, it’s a tad bit of extra work to get it off my lashes!

Would I recommend this product?

It’s definitely one to look into! You will not be disappointed!

But, if you’re someone lacking in the lash department – stick to a mascara which has a drier formula rather than this!

Price:

₹525/-, Available on nykaa.com for ₹325/-

👉🏽 Health and glow!

👉🏽 Lifestyle!

I hope this review helped you out!

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Review: Cover FX Custom Cover Drops!

Hi there!

I picked up the Cover FX Drops about 7 months ago and figured I’ve used it enough to finally give you guys my thoughts!

For those of you who don’t know the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops are Pure Pigment Drops.

👉🏽 It contains 98% pigment

👉🏽 They’re meant to be mixed in with your current foundation to enhance the coverage!

👉🏽 You get 15 ml in a bottle for ₹4200/- (which is PRICEY)

👉🏽 I use it on its own or mix it in! Either way it’s beautiful! Feels like butter on your skin and a little bit goes a long way!

👉🏽 It gives you a flawless skin like appearance without being too heavy on the skin with medium to the fullest coverage!

👉🏽 I’m using the shade G50 (it’s a tad but light I’d probably settle for G60 the next time) – Reference: MAC NC42, MUFE 153

👉🏽 I love this product but it definitely leaves some streak marks so make sure you use a dense flat top brush and stipple on or use a beauty blender at the end to create a flawless canvas!

👉🏽 I’m not too sure if this product gives you flash back because I did experience flashback. Now That maybe be because the foundation doesn’t match me exactly or so..

👉🏽 This product does not hold up for more than 6 hours on an oily T-zone, you can definitely see shine peek through!

👉🏽 If you’re someone with dry skin you’d love this!

👉🏽 Does not oxidise!

👉🏽 Silicon based product!

👉🏽 The packaging is messy! The product tends to gunk up on the lid and the opening!

Would I say you absolutely need this product in your life?

It’s a beautiful foundation I must say! But, if you’re on a budget you can skip for sure!

I love the feel and texture of this but for the quantity you get (and the way I use it as foundation directly) you can skip this!

If you’re in the mood to indulge in the baby you’re not going to be disappointed but you’d rather by a full coverage foundation where you end up with 30ml of product for the price you pay!

PRICE:

₹4800/-, 15ml

Shop at:

👉🏽 Sephora!

Hope this review helped you out!

Shots by, Eric Samuel

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal