May 29, 2017

DIOR ADDICT LIP SUGAR SCRUB


An exfoliating and nurturing stick with grains of sugar that melt away for incredibly soft lips and a naturally glossy look. Lip Glow Sugar exfoliates and moisturizes in one sweep and without rinsing. The concentrated granita texture gently transforms into a balm as it melts on lips.

Can a lip sugar scrub get any prettier?

Only Dior can turn a humble sugar lip scrub into something this luxurious and beautiful. The new offering from Dior is not a unique concept. I have used lip scrub in a stick form from e.l.f (drugstore) and from Tarte, but they all differ in formula. This Dior one is different from the other two because this one moisturizes and leaves a tint like a tinted lip balm while it exfoliates as well. A two-in-one hybrid product.


Color, Texture, Consistency: Pink in color, with micro fine sugar crystals in it, that goes on sheer, but later leaves a very faint, delicate pink tint. Not like a kiddie pink lip balm, but a good pink. The tip of the scrub looks little bumpy and uneven in texture when new and unused, but after one to two uses, the bumpy texture disappears. The product itself is smooth and soft, but not too soft to break. It has a legit balm consistency. It is not gritty nor the sugar crystals in it are too big and abrasive like sand 

Scent: Sweet minty scent. It is very lightly scented and is not over powering.


Application, Feel and Effect on the Lips:
I apply it on clean lips. Just tow-three swipes are enough, though it is very easy to go crazy with swipes because it is very comforting on the lips. Very light weight and not waxy, this does not needs to be washed off or wiped away. The product is not very abrasive to begin with, but it does makes the lips really soft, without peeling. I assume the whole exfoliation is handled by the sugar crystals, that dissolve on application and melt into the lips but the major part of making the lips smooth is due to the emollient ingredients like mango seed butter.


Packaging: Packaging is probably the only reason that made me buy this. The chic, pink frosted plastic with the steel tube that has a door knob like end takes the packaging to a whole different level. It really looks and feels good and luxurious. The mechanism is just like traditional lipstick. Very portable and sturdy. 

Verdict: Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub is an all in one lip care product on the go. It is not messy, portable, makes the lip soft, smooth and evens out the texture. The lips are ready for any type of lipstick application. No water needed to remove the scrub, nor it needs to be wiped off. If you are looking for more abrasive feel, to slough of the crusty skin on the lips, this might not be for you, because even though it performs fantastic, the results are not instant. As an exfoliator, I prefer to use it few hours before applying lipstick or like a regular lip treatment over night. As a lip balm and lip conditioner, this can be used anytime of the day. I love the tint too. 

Good stuff, but not a must have. I still would prefer this over their lip balms though.

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May 25, 2017

Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer



Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer is a skin-smoothing, makeup-extending primer. With its hydrating, nutrient-rich formula, it is especially ideal for normal to dry skin types to create a smooth and improved skin surface before applying foundation. It helps to nourish and hydrate the complexion.

It is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates

The five most essential coconut ingredients help prime and smooth skin:

Coconut fruit: features skin-boosting vitamins and antioxidants.
Coconut water: features nutrients for hydration and smoothing.
Coconut milk: helps prime and smooth the complexion and blur imperfections.
Coconut polysaccharides: help prime the complexion.
Coconut extract: provides a natural coconut fragrance.


Color: White

Texture and Consistency: Thin, light weight, non sticky, non greasy, non slippery fluid

Scent: Coconut'y'

Application: I use one full pump of product and using my finger tips, just apply it like lotion. I let it set for few minutes before moving on with makeup application.


Feel and Effect on the skin: The primer has a milky lotion like thin consistency, so it spreads easily. The product feels tacky on the skin for initial few minutes, but later sinks in and sets beautifully to form a smooth base for makeup application. It is a silicon free primer, so there is no slippery feeling. It is a hydrating primer, which pretty much means it will take care of dry patches if any, leaving behind a smooth, soft and well moisturized skin. I did not notice any pore filling.

Packaging: Beautiful stunning packaging. All Marc Jacobs Beauty products has really chic packaging. This comes in a glass bottle, with a pump dispenser. It dispenses adequate amount of product every use.

1. Too Faced Hangover Primer 2. Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Primer


Comparison to the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer: This has been compared to the Too Faced Hangover Primer (review) and I have used both. I find this one more light weight and thin in consistency. It  is also less oily/greasy than the Too Faced one. The later one was not too greasy to begin with, but this one is even less.


Verdict: There are so many different types of primers these days. From pore filling to mattifying to color correcting and radiance, there is a primer for every skin type and skin need. This Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer is a hydrating primer and I have dry skin. So right from the start I knew this would work. Now, when we talk primer, smooth and easy application as well as longevity of makeup is what is expected, no matter what type of primer is used. This one hydrated and moisturized the skin well and it was easy to layer on products on top of it. I did not notice my makeup lasting any longer than it usually does when I apply other products like the Charlotte Tilbury Magic cream or Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base. The makeup did not slip or slide nor did this made my face any greasy. I like this primer and as a hydrating one, I have no complains.

Few other primers and base products I have used


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May 22, 2017

Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronze Perfect TanTastic 104



Sun-kissed and seamless, this bronzer instantly and universally beautifies with the touch of a brush. Micro-fine, jet-milled powder blends effortlessly for a flawless, radiant, matte finish.

Free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates


I was at Sephora and there was this huge white, sleek compact staring at me! I could not resist but pick this beauty. Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronze Perfect TanTastic 104 is a limited edition Bronzer and it is part of his Coconut Collection for summer 2017.

I am not someone with light skintone, so a I don't  need bronzer to give me color. It usually acts as an enhancer for my already colored skin. It evens out the skintone during the warm summers, when my face tends to get patchy due to the intense heat. 


Color, Texture and Consistency:
This is a neutral toned medium brown bronzer, with slightly red undertones. It is matte which is great! The product is finely milled and it is very soft and smooth to touch, but not too powdery. The color itself is pigmented and opaque. I have medium skintone and it shows up on me. 


Application, Feel and Effect on the Skin:
The bronzer layers on beautifully. I apply it with any fluffy, tapered powder brush. MAC 138 is a good brush. It is blendable and can be diffused very easily. Even though it is matte, it does not looks very flat matte. It gives the needed dimension and warms the over all complexion. The pigmentation is sheer and can build to get an opaque coverage. It did not irritate my skin nor clogged the pores. Also, it did not oxidize on me, but I have yet to wear it more in actual sun and see what happens. For now, I tried it at home.


Scent: It has a coconut scent to it. My over sensitive nose picks a lot of scent. Not overwhelming at all. It is actually very subtle. 


Packaging: I blame the purchase 100% to the white, lacquered finish, sleek packaging. The compact and the mirror both are huge. It is just wonderful to look at and does not attracts too much finger prints.

1. Marc Jacobs Tan Tastic 104 2. Benefit Hoola 3. Smashbox Sunkissed Bronze 4. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer


Verdict: It is a good bronzer. Like always, with bronzers, it is all about the right color match. This one has neutral undertone and is little similar to the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. The Smashbox bronzer in Sun Kissed matte (discontinued) is very pink, while the Benefit Hoola Bronzer is more cool. Other bronzers like Tom Ford Gold Dust is more warm and has shimmers. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Light is the most shimmery one of the lot. This would work best for lighter to medium skintones. The quantity is huge and it is good value for money. If the color works for you, it is worth buying. 

Few other bronzers that I have tried
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