A little something something ’bout waterproof makeup!

Hey there!

So recently my family & I decided to go on a small break to just get away from the city, to drain out all that stress & reenergise ourselves mentally and physically!

While I spent more than 8 hours near the pool, the idea of creating a list of my favourite budgeproof, waterproof & sweatproof makeup popped into my head!

I know not all of us love the idea of wearing makeup by or in the pool, but for some of the girls or boys who do here’s a list of the products I personally used and why I did down below!

My favourite products while I’m in the pool:

  • NEUTROGENA SUN BLOCK SPF50 SUNSCREEN
  • MAC PROLONG WEAR CONCEALER
  • CLINIQUE CHUBBY CONTOUR STICK
  • NYX WHIPPED SOUFFLÉ 
  • NYX BORN TO GLOW ILLUMINATORS
  • BENEFIT HIGH BEAM & SUN BEAM
  • INGLOT AMC GEL LINER IN 67
  • NYX COLOR MASCARA 
  • MAC PAINT POTS (used here : Constructivist)
  • TOO FACED CHOCOLATE SOLEIL BRONZER

Why I like them?

MAC PAINT POTS: Budge proof eyeshadows, that aren’t gonna do you wrong!

₹2000/-

INGLOT AMC GEL LINERS: a beautiful formula that comes in multiple shades! Works beautifully in the water line!

₹1000/-

CLINIQUE CHUBBY CONTOUR STICK: I always stick only with cream or liquid products by the pool! This ones lasts ages! 

₹1850/-

NYX ILLUMINATORS: These beautiful illuminators by NYX gives you the most natural glow & bronze! 

It’s not OTT but definitely adds a hint of something!

₹850/-

ESSENCE MAKE ME BROW: This gel liner lasts an upwards of 8+ hours and will don’t do you wrong!

₹350/-

NYX WHIPPED SOUFFLÉ: my absolute favourite when it comes to lips and cheeks, hydration plus colour!

₹750/-

NYX COLORED MASCARA: I would try and stray away from black mascara just to lighten up the feel and look of my makeup!

This blue mascara is one to try!

₹700/-

NEUTROGENA SUNBLOCK SPF50: You cannot forget your SPF! This one’s been my favourite for more than 4 years!

₹500/-

MAC PRO LONG WEAR CONCEALER: The best waterproof concealer that doesn’t need Setting!

₹2100/-
TOO FACED CHOCOLATE SOLEIL: I know this is extra but I love looking bronzed and chiseled! I used this baby and it didn’t do me wrong!
I hope these products helped you! Let me know if you’ve got any query by commenting below and I’d love to help you out!

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Review: PAC GIANT BRUSH PERFECT MASCARA

Ever heard of a tubular mascara? Well that’s what I think this one is!

What is a tubular mascara?

It’s a mascara that essentially creates a tube around your lashes instead of coating them. 

It contains : Flexible Polymers that are supposed to wrap around your lash , like completely!

How do you use it?

Simple! The same old way you’d use any mascara!

Although I’ve asked the owner of PAC Cosmetics if this was a tubular formula – he didn’t comfirm this for me.

Nevertheless, here are my thoughts about the PAC Doll Eyes Mascara.

PROS:

  • After a long day when it comes to taking this guys off, it isn’t as painful as a waterproof mascara. The formula comes off on your micellar soaked cotton pad as teeny tiny clumps of tubes!
  • It lasts all day! Unless you’ve a problem of touching your eyes during the day – it will flake!
  • You can cry/get wet and this does not give you raccoon eyes! Instead you’ll have flakes around which you can dust off without any hassle!

CONS:

  • Hate the wand! It’s too big for me and I personally can’t get around to coating the lashes towards the inner corner of my eyes!
  • The mascara didn’t make my lashes voluminous or long. They just coated my lashes.

 I didn’t really enjoy the mascara throughout the day either. I didn’t like the way my eyes looked – it rather looked like I had very few lashes cause they stuck together. This happened when I applied my mascara in a rush! 

If you want to make this mascara work well, you need patience and time. You have to wait for each coat to dry before you reapply a new one!

Would I recommend this?

I prefer the PAC Big Eyes Magical Mascara! If you’re into tubular mascaras or would like to give that sort a go, this would be the only brand in India to make one! Go PAC Cosmetics!

I hope this review helped you out!


Available on:

Price: ₹495/-

Link: PAC Giant Brush Perfect Mascara (8gm) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B072F5SQBK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.KnDzb7BTA0MB

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal


Lookbook: Not Romantic, Too Dramatic! 😉

What’s up gorgeous?

I was playing around with some makeup & decided to create this beautiful smoked out lid with a glitter party on the 1/3rd of my inner half of the lid!

I hope you enjoy this and view the tutorial too!

Video:

Products used:

🔮 Transition shades : Pac Cosmetics Single Eyeshadows

 🔮 Glitta glitta : Kryolan Polyester Glitter in the shade Purple!

🔮 Liner : ColorBar Cosmetics Precision Water Proof Liquid Liner

🔮Mascara: Maybelline Cosmetics Lash Sensational 🙌🏽

🔮Lashes : HUDA Beauty Scarlett

🔮Lips: NYX COSMETICS SMLC Transylvania !

🔮 Lens : FreshLook Contacts: Green! 

📌Foundation : Urban Decay All Nighter 7.0

📌Concealer : LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal Creamy Beige

📌 Powder : PAC Cosmetics Compact Powder in 03

📌 Contour ( Cream ) : Clinique Curvy Contour Chubby Stick

Powder : The Balm Cosmetics Bahama Mama Bronzer

📌Highlight : Pac Cosmetics Baked Highlighter 02 🙌🏽

📌 Set with Mac Cosmetics Fix Plus!

Brows done off cam – Benefit Cosmetics Kabrow gel in 05!

Blended in with my Beauty Blender

Shots by, 

Elienai Photography (www.elienai.com)

Follow them on IG: @elienai.photography

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

LOOKBOOK: Hues of blue!

Hi guys!

I decided to unleash my creativity with the various shades of blue that I own in different forms ( mascaras, shadows, lipstick)

I hope you enjoy my take!

Products used:

  • Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette
  • NYX Cosmetics Coloured Mascara – Blue
  • Inglot Get Liner in 67
  • PAC Cosmetics Single Shadows!
  • Lashes: Kingdom of lashes in Vintage!



    Shop these products on:

    Shots by,

    VJ Wesley (www.vinceshe.in)

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal

    (Follow us on IG: @infinitytimesinfinityblog & @vjwesley)

    Review: Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick – Boss Lady!

    Hi gorgeous!

    I shopped off BeautyBay.com a few months ago and ordered two products from Gerard Cosmetics!

    The first one being the Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Boss Lady!


    First off, what a cool name!

    Secondly, is this my holy grail or nay? We’ll soon find out!

    Product description: Didn’t find one on the site! (www.gerardcosmetics.com)

    Ingredients:

    Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cera , Alba (Bees Wax), VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Octyldodecanol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate,

    Alcohol Denat, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Alcohol, Ethylhexy Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate Flavor.

    Main Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)Red 6 (CI 15850)Red 7 (CI 15850:1)Red 27n (CI 45410:1) Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

    PROS:

    • Opaque!
    • Matte!
    • Smells like cake! I love it! (The smell doesn’t last after it dries)
    • Lasts upwards of 6 – 7 hours before I have to reapply only on the inner part of my lips (because I would’ve eaten)
    • Does not crack!
    • Comfortable if you’re one who wears liquid lipstick on a regular basis!

    CONS:

    • If you don’t work in thin layers or apply use a thick layer – it will get uncomfortable to wear throughout the day and may flake off!
    • If I’ve to compare this formula to the Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks this is not as light as Huda’s texture. The only reason I’m comparing the both of them is because Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick is one of my Holy Grail formulae and the most comfortable liquid lipstick to wear!
    • If you don’t like the smell of cake, if stay away from this one!

    Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips before using ANY liquid lipstick for a smooth application & to increase longevity!

    I personally love the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte & wouldn’t mind picking up another shade or two!

    Price:

    ₹1000/-, 2.3ml

    Where did I buy this from?


    Shots by,

    Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal 

    (Follow us on Instagram!

    • @elienai.photography
    • @infinitytimesinfinityblog)

    REVIEW: CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT LIP COMFORT OIL!

    Hi guys 👋🏽

    I was at Sephora looking for a good lip oil, I’m sort of over a strong liquid lip or not, we will never know.. I’m just kidding, it honestly depends on my mood swings.

    I saw three lip oils that day and they were from Clinique, Dior & Clarins!

    What drew me towards picking out the clarins was the claims that it made & the shades! 

    Besides Clarins is known for quality skincare..So, I had to try it out!


    Did it make the cut? We’ll find out!

    Product Description:

    1 luscious formula, 3 ways to use.

    These seven delectable shades infused with 100% pure plant oils nourish, soothe and plump lips — leaving a protective veil of color. Apply before lipstick for a smooth application, wear alone for soft hydrated lips, or top off any lip color for added shine.

    • Four new shades for a pretty pout — choose from Honey Glam, for a pop of shimmer, Mint, for a cool, natural look, or Candy and Tangerine which react to the PH of your lips creating a very personalized shade of pink or coral.
    • Color-shines lips in 7 tantalizing shades
    • Refreshes the senses with aromatic plant essences
    • Lip-hugging applicator

    PROS:

    • COMFORT LEVEL – 100!!!
    • Hydrating/ a literal moisturiser for your lips!
    • Plumps your lips!
    • Lasts all night long – you know what I mean, doesn’t rub off while I sleep & I wake up with supple lips!
    • Fixes my chapped lips!
    • Great under or over lipstick! It just makes your lips ready to take on any sort of lipstick finish!
    • This makes my lips just look healthy and better! 
    • I have 03 Red Cherry and it does not contain any shimmer particles of any sort!
    • It has a huge dofer applicator! Perfect for my lips! I have to strain out product before using it! So, less is more! (If you have thin lips, the applicator maybe too big)
    • A great primer before Lipstick, just exfoliate before to get the best use out of it!

    CONS:

    • It honestly gives the slightest tint to your lip, so if you’ve got Pigmented lips like myself you can’t cover the pigmentation.
    • It doesn’t fix pigmentation of lips but make no claims as such either!
    • Could this be replaced with a clear Gloss? Probably yeah!
    • You can’t double it up as a cheek tint (don’t think you should be able to with a lip oil )

    Would I recommend this?

    If you’re on a budget? No. I mean it doesn’t function spectacular or anything of that sort! But do I have a drugstore alternative for this? It would be the Maybelline High Shine Gloss but they’ve been discontinued. So, I would recommend the PAC Cosmetic Gloss for a similar effect. But, use your fingers to get the same finish and less opacity.

    But, I love this stuff! It’s so comfortable on my lips! I love how it’s makes my lips look healthy! I’m in love with this!

    I thoroughly enjoy slathering this baby on my lips and I love the smell, the way my lips look after and all that jazz! 

    Would I repurchase this stuff? I would probably try other lip oils and then fill this up later on! So as of now, no.

    PRICE

    ₹2200/-, 0.1 Oz

    Swatch:


    Available at:

    • At a Sephora store near you!

    I hope you found this helpful! Let me know!

    Shots by,

    Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

    Follow them on Instagram : @elienai.photography

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal

    (Follow me on Instagram : @infinitytimesinfinityblog)

    Lookbook: Gloss Lids Feat: Six Inches of Pleasure!

    Hi Stunner!

    Glossy lids are undoubtedly the hardest to pull off.

    Why? Simply because they’ve got a mind of their own and crease like that 👏🏼

    But, I definitely love how they look and since this was for a shoot. We decided to experiment with a wet lid!

    I created a deconstructed smokey eye pair d with a glossy lid!

    Farah has a blog post all about the fashion hoo-haas , which I’m clearly a noob about!

    So head down there once your down reading up this post!

    Would I recommend glossy lids?

    Ah hell naw, they’re perfect for shoots cause you can touch up on them after every shot!

    But for reals, you don’t have that kind of time when you’re out and about!

    Despite that, if your really into glossy lids like myself (I have my days)

    I would highly recommend using a clear balm for that Gloss like effect as opposed to that usual clear Gloss!

    It lasts a lot better, I’d say!

    PRODUCTS USED:

    • Foundation: PAC HD LIQUID FOUNDATION 4.5
    • Concealer: PAC Take Cover Concealer
    • Brows: Soap Brows!😻
    • Eyes: Palette: Urban Decay Naked 2!
    • Gloss: PAC Two Way Transparent Gel (Do not recommend)
    • Lips: ColorBar Deep Matte Lip Cream in Deep Earth!
    • Highlight: PAC Baked Highlighter in 03
    • Contour: PAC Contour Refill in 22

    My beautiful Muse – Farah Maggi (www.sixinchesofpleasure.blogspot.com)

    Shots by,

    VJ Wesley (www.vinceshe.in)

    (Follow Wes on Instagram : @vjwesley)

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal

    (Instagram: @infinitytimesinfinityblog)

    Lookbook: Taurean

    Hello there!

    This one’s a long over due! I was inspired by my star sign & by Starlit_makeup to recreate this look!

    I don’t personally believe in horoscope, but it was fun to recreate the stubborn bull!

    Let me give you a small insight about us Taureans:

    We’re known for being – reliable, practical, ambitious, sensual, determined & strong headed & I couldn’t agree more! 

    Products used:

    @esteelauder Double Wear in Cashew

    @urbandecaycosmetics Naked 2

    @kyliecosmetics Royal Peach Palette

    Kiss Beauty Concealer Palette

    @paccosmetics Baked Highlighter in 05 & HD Powder Palette

    @lovecolorbar Brow Pencil in Chestnut

    @kryolanofficial Polyester Glitter in Gold

    @hudabeauty lashes in Farah

    @nyxcosmetics_in Tightline Mascara & Jumbo Pencil in Black

    @makeupgeekcosmetics Contour Powder in Half Hearted

    Bulls’ horn made by myself ♉️

    Watch my video here:

    https://instagram.com/p/BUBYZlyATiv/

    I hope you enjoy these shots!

    Shots by,

    Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

    Follow them on IG: @elienai.photography

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal

    Review: Urban Decay Naked 2!

    Hey there,

    I know I’m late by a bazillion centuries but I got the Naked Palette as a gift and I decided to review it anyway!

    The naked palettes by Urban Decay have been all the rage ever since they launched them!

    I remember tons of YouTubers just going about with these bad boys!

    What do I think of them? You will soon find out!

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

    You demanded “MORE NAKED!”—and Naked2 delivers. From luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to the smoothest mattes imaginable, Naked2 is packed with 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals (including a gorgeous grayish brown, a glittery copper and our lewdest, blackest black). Expand your Naked range to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between.

    The case has an art-school inspired look with a hinged lid—taupe metal with embossed chocolate brown artwork. It’s smooth, modern and cool to the touch—a real tactile experience.

    Naked2 includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free double-ended shadow/blending brush.

    Shade Descriptions:
    Foxy (cream bisque matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Bootycall (cork shimmer), Chopper (copper shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Tease (creamy pale brown matte), Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer), Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer), Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer), Verve (oyster shimmer), YDK (cool bronze shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer) and Blackout (blackest black matte).

    Fill Weight: Eyeshadow: 12 x 1.3g e 12 x 0.05 US oz;

    I personally don’t prefer cool taupe shades over my skin tone. I lean more on the warm side when it comes to eye shadows.

    Nevertheless, I’ll let you know my thoughts about the quality & performance!

    PROS:

    • Pigmented with minimal fallout!
    • I love a few of the shades but the black shade has my heart! Super pigmented!

    Depending on the temperature/weather the palettes performance varies, so..

    • If you live in a humid area, you HAVE to use a primer to make sure the eyeshadows don’t get muddy or disappear by the end of two hours! THAT’S RIGHT! TWO!
    • If you live in a pretty cool region, where the weather is quite pleasant and you don’t sweat profusely this palette works great on it’s own!
    • The shadows blend well

    CONS:

    • For the price you pay, I don’t like the formulation. There are tons of better ones at the market at present!
    • One summer morning the colors disappeared on my lids within 2 hours and look muddy. But, when the weather was quite cool and I was in well conditioned room, my shadows lasted pretty well!
    • I personally don’t like the shade range. I would never buy this palette! I don’t like cool toned eyeshadows and that’s  personal preference
    • Not as Pigmented as my ABH Modern Renaissance!

    Would I recommend this?

    Honestly, no! I don’t like most of the shades! It may be because I look for warm tone shades. But, the quality and pigmentation does not blow me away to recommend this!

    I would highly recommend the Makeup Revolution Iconic 1,2 & 3 which are exact dupes of the Naked palettes & they perform 10 times better!

    I will do a comparison video soon! 🖤

    SWATCHES:


    Swatch video:

    https://instagram.com/p/BVjJKRkglA9/

    I got my palette from Thailand, and it cost me ₹4300/- ( 2150 Baht) approx

    Shop this palette:

    Shots by,

    Eric Samuel (http://www.elienai.com)

    Follow him on IG: @elienai.photography

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal

    (Follow me on Instagram: @infinitytimesinfinityblog)