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)

Lookbook: Indian bride!

Hi there beautiful!

I decided to have a go at Indian Bridal makeup, because, why not?

I had so much fun recreating this look! Hope you enjoy it!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Foundation: MAC STUDIO FIX NC42
  • Concealer: MAC PROLONGWEAR NC40
  • Eyes: PAC Single Eyeshadows!
  • Glitter: Kryolan polyester glitter in Gold
  • Lashes: Kingdom of Lashes in Vintage!
  • Lips: Arezia Matte me in Maroon Date ( I do not recommend this) I switched it to NYX Liquid Suede in Cherry Skies later!

Let me know if you have any queries!

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Follow them on Instagram: @elienai.photography

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal 

(PS: follow me on Instagram for my daily shenanigans: @infinitytimesinfinityblog)

Review : L’Oréal Miss Manga Voluminous Mascara!

Hi guys!

This Mascara has been raved about back in 2016!

I’ve been waiting for its launch in India and although it still hasn’t happened, I’ve decided to purchase it off Amazon because the price seemed reasonable & I couldn’t wait!

So let’s jump onto the review then!


Product Description:

L’Oréal’s Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara gives you great volume on the top and bottom. The brush has a 360 degree flexor that helps you build up to 15x the volume in a flash.

I picked up the NON Waterproof version of this mascara! Simply because I am not a fan of Waterproof formulation. I’d rather take a bullet!

PROS:

  • Once you get a hand of the flimsy wand, you get great application – voluminous , long juicy lashes!
  • Ease of removal!
  • Does not flake!
  • LOVE the shape of the wand!
  • Wand type – Fibre! Helps build lashes beautifully!
  • The wand helps you reach each & every single lash!
  • The formula isn’t too wet, (if that makes sense – you know, so wet it transfers everywhere once you get them on) it dries pretty quick once you apply them on your lashes!

CONS:

  • It smeared around my lower lash line by the end of the day!
  • If you’ve got watery eyes like myself here, it will smear through and give you raccoon eyes!
  • The wand is such a pain at the beginning because of the flimsy wand that moves so much! I wish it were just still!

Would I recommend this?

Honestly, I tried so hard to love this product much, but it just disappointed me so much! I love the wand but the formula was just meh. So no, you do not need this stuff in your life, I would never repurchase this!

Here’s how it looks! 


Here’s a swatch video for you!

 https://instagram.com/p/BVOpbkuAUgc/

Price:

₹700-1000/-

Shop on:

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

(PS: Follow me on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/infinitytimesinfinityblog/ )

REVIEW: ESSENCE I 🖤 EXTREME MASCARA!

You know when it comes to lashes, the bigger the better! 😉

I was so stoked to get my hands on these babies! I’m going to give you my 100% honest opinion!

I wore this mascara a couple of times for an upwards of 8+ hours! Let’s get on with my thoughts, shall we?

  • It has a plastic wand!
  • It promises – I Love Extreme Mascara’s “crazy” sister – with even more volume! The deep-black, creamy texture covers each individual lash with color and the extra-large plastic brush provides sensational volume. Opthalmologically tested.
  • Since I have eyes that tear up for no reason I need my mascara to stay put! 
  • Doesn’t say if it’s waterproof!

PROS:

  • Separates each and every lash, and makes them look fluffy!
  • Does not get clumpy if you build it up slowly!
  • It does not smear around your under eye area!
  • Affordable!
  • The wand is a dupe for the Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara!
  • Lengthens your lashes!
  • It doesn’t create raccoon eyes if you get drenched in the rain & it’s so easy to take off with makeup remover!

CONS:

  • It flakes off after 5 hours.. which you can easily dust off – if that’s not a problem with you!
  • If you wear lenses, I would NOT recommend this because it would be uncomfortable throughout the day!
  • You can’t go ham / crazy during application with this product because it would clump your lashes! That means, it’s not something to use when you have only 5 minutes to get ready for work!

Would I recommend this?

I don’t love this product, but I do admire the ease of removal ( You know the hassle with the Maybelline Mascara?) you don’t suffer that way with this one when I use Bio Derma’s Miceller water!

So I would wear it for just a two hour occasion! Nothing else!

I would recommend it if you don’t have a problem dusting off the flakey bits under your eyes! Haha!

It’s not a magical product, if it ever occurred to you that this would’ve been your holy grail – I’m here to tell you that , it won’t be! There are tons of better mascaras but you may have to spurlge a little more!

So it’s a thumbs down for me!

PRICE: ₹395/-

Available on amazon.in or http://www.nykaa.com!


Ingredients :

Aqua (Water), Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal 🖤

Ps: you can follow me on IG! (@infinitytimesinfinityblog)

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette! 🎨 

Hey there, I’ve got another review up my alley for you!

After being disappointed with my “Kylie Cosmetics -The Royal Peach Palette” I just had to purchase something that been the talk of the town for quite sometime to bring back a ray of hope & some happiness into my life.. Alright, that sounded a tad bit over the top. But, hey it’s the truth!

Let’s just jump straight right in into the usual?

PROS:

  • Highly Pigmented
  • Minimalistic fall out!
  • Lasts upwards of 8+ hours
  • I can skip eyeshadow primer with this!
  • Does not become muddy by the end of the day!
  • Versatile!

CONS:

  • Price point ( But, from my perspective – I find it worth every penny , it’s quality & longevity are worth it!)

Would I recommend it?

Yes! I would definitely recommend this palette! I love using it! 

Where can you buy it?

I asked a good friend to pick it for me from Dubai!

Unfortunately, you cannot order it online either ! You can buy it from resellers here in India, but make sure they’re ones you can trust!

Price:

₹4000/- (Approx : 205 Dhirams )


Swatches:


Here’s a look using the palette!

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Zs6nIVRg4C0

I hope this review helped you guys!

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Avec amour,

Ranita S Sheetal 🖤

REVIEW: PAC HD FOUNDATION!

HI beautiful!
Another day another foundation that’s been launched in India!

But wait, this one’s from our very own brand – PAC Cosmetic!

I’m talking about the PAC HD Studio Foundation!
I’ve found my match with the shade – 3.0 & I’m a MAC NC42, Maybelline Fit Me 240 & Makeup Forever 153!
Let’s just get straight to the review shall we?

PRO’s:

1. Affordable! 

2. Great quality! The only reason I would say the quality is top notch is because it hasn’t reacted with my skin, it contains no parabens, sulphates or anything of that sort!

3. No Flashback!

4. It gives your a medium to full coverage (build-able) 

5. Can be sheer, if you mix it with your moisturiser!

6. Beautiful for everyday use!

7. It suits dry or oily skin, but I’d recommend exfoliating if you have dry patches. If you have oily skin you’ll HAVE to use a good mattifying powder where you get shiny

8. Has beautiful range of shades!

9. They have pink as well as yellow undertones!

10. The shades don’t vary a lot, so they all look similar!

11. Has a DEWY finish!

12. For me, this is similar to the Makeup Forever HD!

CON’s:

1. Since it has a dewy finish, for those of you with an oily skin type may not receive the longest wear of you skip setting it or forget to use your primer!

2. I do recommend using a primer depending on your skin type to get the best use out of this!

3. This is my holy grail during the winter, during summer it does slip and slide, and gets blotchy when powder is layered on top unlike my Make up Forever HD Foundation (That’s why I didn’t say they were dupes)

Do I recommend this?

I would recommend when the season is a bit chilly if you’ve got dry skin under your eyes, like myself.

During summer, I would stray away from this!

If you  suffer from serious problematic skin – skip this one!

I you’ve got the regular breakouts like every other human or just need to boost your radiance, you’d love it this! 

Besides what’ve you got to lose? It’s only ₹795/-, 30ml

I hope this review helped you out!

SWATCHES:



Buy this from:

Shots by: Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Till then,

Love love love & more love 

Avec Amour, Ranita♥

(Follow me on IG for more : @infinitytimesinfinityblog)

MAC PREP + PRIME FIX PLUS & MAC MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Hi guysss!


Most of us know about the two well known and spoken about sprays from MAC Cosmetics!

Today’s review may  probably create a conflict because most of them may have  difference in opinions!

Nevertheless, I’m going to lay my perspective based on how my skin reacted!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF THE PREP + PRIME FIX PLUS:

A lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF THE MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER:

A fusion of Mineralize Charged Water and pure diamond powder that instantly shifts skin’s energy level to replenish lost moisture. Enlivens, energizes and revitalizes the skin. Readily absorbs into the skin to keep it soft and supple and to create a smooth surface for makeup adhesion.

MAC PREP + PRIME FIX PLUS:


  • A beautiful spray with mild fragrance that leaves you with a dewy finish!
  • Perfect for dry – normal skin types
  • I’ve been leaning to the oily side off late and this product does not make my makeup last longer & makes me look even greasy by the end of 3 hours!
  • This is a beautiful spray for me during winters 
  • It’s perfect as a moisturiser before makeup ( for oily skin) , for those of you with dry skin – top this on top of your moisturiser to extend the wear time of your makeup
  • It melts extra powder away!
  • Great product to refresh your face throughout the day!

MAC MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER:


  • This spray contains ‘Diamond Dust’ or so, but honestly, I can’t really tell. It makes no difference!
  • Right off the back when you read the description for this product you’d assume this was made for people with dry skin. But, honestly this works even better on oily skin!
  • This product is not made to set your makeup but, it does a great job of keeping my makeup stay for 5 hours! (Nothing fancy but, it performs better than the fix plus during summers)
  • It’s a great moisturizer before makeup for oily skin only!
  • It does not give you a dewy finish or so, it just melts the excess powder.
  • It has a mild fragrance to it!

Let me put it this way, you may end up liking only one, it usually swings this way – dry skin – Fix Plus & Oily skin – Mineralize Charged Water!

I love using my Fix Plus during winters when my skin needs more hydration & I swing to Mineralize Charged water during summers!

PRICE:

  • MAC Fix Plus :  INR 1650/-
  • MAC Mineralize Charged Water: INR 1950/-

I hope this review helped you guys out!

Shots by,

Eric Samuel (www.elienai.com)

Love,

Ranita S Sheetal