Tuesday, 22 December 2015

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW 20 - Review


Battling dark circles and having a brighter under eye has become my makeup goal and while I should be concentrating on fixing this problem by eating better and sleeping like a normal person, I'd rather use the weapons of makeup to try and fix this. Ever since I discovered the power of a concealer, there is rarely a day that I go without it and I have quite a variety of concealers in my collection from high-end to drugstore. After reading rave reviews on the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, I decided that I needed to get my hands on this asap. I landed at Al Fatah at Lahore only to discover that they did not have NC 20 available. But of course the makeup craving got the better of me and 10 minutes later I walked out with NW 25.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Inglot Gel Eyeliner in #77 - Review

When Inglot launched a few months back, the one thing that I was most excited about was the gel eyeliner in #77. Inglot's Gel Eyeliner has been raved about all over the makeup world and I was super excited to get my hands on it. Read on to find out whether this eyeliner proved its hype or not!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Celebrating 35 years of Depilex!

All the bloggers with Reddah and Masarrat Misbah
One of the pioneers of the makeup industry in Pakistan, Depilex, has turned 35 this year. To celebrate this anniversary, an exclusive Beauty Bloggers event was held at the newly launched, Depilex College of Cosmetology in Lahore. The event was a fun-filled one and gave a much-need recognition to the beauty bloggers from Lahore and Islamabad. Read on to find out what the event was all about.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Colorpop Lippie Stix - Review


Who doesn't appreciate a good lipstick, and that too at a budget-friendly price? Colourpop Lippiestix have met all these requirements and presented us with great quality, affordable lipsticks in a huge variety of colours and finishes, that is actually becomes hard to choose which one to pick! I picked out 3 matte Lippiestix initially (all those who follow my blog regularly know that I am strictly a matte lip person) and then ordered another one from their Fall 2015 Collection, which is why it is not pictured. So currently I own Brink, I <3 This, LBB and Dazed, all with matte finishes.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks - Review

I have always stopped myself from jumping on the MAC bandwagon in fear that I will get addicted. And needless to say, my fears were justified because I ended up buying not one, but two MAC lipsticks within a week. I was searching for MAC lipstick shades for my sister, whose birthday was coming up and when I saw All Fired Up, I couldn't help but go crazy. It was such a beautiful and wearable shade and I planned to get my hands on it as soon as possible. And with that, All Fired up entered my life. But that was not the stop for me and on my next trip to Al-Fatah, I ended up buying Relentlessly Red after which I became broke, else I am pretty sure I would have bought another lipstick and as I write this review, the craving for another Mac Lipstick is kicking in and I am contemplating getting Taupe or Kinda Sexy. Ufff, there is no stopping me! *hits head in wall* I think before I start googling more shades, I should move onto the review.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop - Review


Probably one of most coveted releases in the world of makeup this year, Becca's Champagne Pop is definitely a great addition to my makeup stash. This beauty was created in collaboration with Youtube sensation, Jaclyn Hill. Initially, I though I'll give this a skip but after reading rave reviews and on the insistence of friends, I hgave into my craving and ordered it. Read on to see whether this matches the hype or not.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Inglot launches in Lahore!

Picture Courtesy: Inglot Pakistan
Polish brand Inglot has finally launched in Pakistan. It first opened its doors to Karachi and its second stop was in Lahore, while the 3rd is scheduled to be in Multan. The official launch of Inglot was held on 8th October 2015 at the Nishat Hotel in Lahore. I was super excited about the launch, firstly because I am a makeup addict (duh) and secondly because, it is amazing when such internationally acclaimed brands open in Pakistan.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

September Favourites!


How time flies! Can't believe the year is nearing its end, it feels as if it just started. Sigh. Anyways, I've been a terrible blogger these past few months and believe me, I feel guilty everyday! Now I am motivating myself to blog regularly and I'll start by raving about the products I have been loving the past few months.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Sephora Cream Lipstain in 03 Strawberry Kissed - Review

Lipstains, especially matte ones are the rage these days. The formula is a little drying, but a matte lip lover like myself, is prepared to overlook that and in all honesty, a matte lip, no matter how drying doesn't bother me in the least bit. I was casually surfing the internet one day when I came across this Sephora Lipstain in the shade Strawberry Kissed and it took one look for me to fall in love with the color. Hot Pink is my total fave as far as lip colors are concerned! Unfortunately, I was not prepared to wait for it to come, so I asked my cousin coming from Canada to get it for me and needless to say I was super happy and excited with my purchase! Read on for a review on this delicious delight!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

the Balm Bahama Mama - Review


The most important thing that I learned from Wafa Khan’s 3-day Master class was that contouring is always done using a cool-toned brown powder or cream. After her classes, I began to look for cool-toned products and I read about how the Balm’s Bahama Mama is the perfect cool-toned contour powder. Luckily for me Ethnic Village was having its clearance sale and I ended up practically stealing this.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Get Lucky - Review

We all love Colourpop, and given that my previous post was also on a Colourpop product, you can see how much I am loving it these days! Recently, when I was going through an eyeshadow phase, I randomly added this eyeshadow to my shopping cart because I love all gold eyeshadows. But unlike the other eyeshadows I have used before, this one is completely different from the rest of them. Read on to find out what sets it apart!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Color in Between the Sheets - Review


Hello hello! I have been super lazy about life generally and hence no blog posts for a while. But now I will hopefully be posting regularly as I have collected lots of new makeup, all of which needs to be reviewed! I'll begin with reviewing a blush from the much raved brand Colourpop! Colourpop has taken the makeup world by storm and like always, I was a little late to jump on the Colourpop bandwagon. But then again, better late then never. So without any further ado, lets begin!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

NARS Blush in 413BLKR - Review

No blush lover's collection is complete without a NARS Blush and given the wide range of color choices available it is extremely hard when you want to narrow it down to a single blush. It took me hours of looking at online swatches to decide which blush to buy, but when I saw 413BLKR I knew that I had found my match and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

Monday, 13 July 2015

ELF Mist and Set - Review


If there is one product that I swear by in this sweltering heat, then it has to ELF Mist and Set. This little drugstore goodness is magic in a bottle. After hearing good reviews on this, I decided to invest in this setting spray. And honestly speaking, it has changed the finish of my makeup. Read on for a full review on this beauty!

Monday, 6 July 2015

June Favourites!


Hello hello! Its been a while since I last posted a favourites post; and frankly speaking, I just felt like doing a favourites post. Haha. Anyways, with the summer in full form, there are certain things I absolutely cannot live without. Here goes my summer/June favourites.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Maybelline the Colossal Go Extreme! Volum' Mascara - Review

If there is one brand that does mascaras well, then it would have to be Maybelline. I have used plenty of Maybelline mascaras to pass this statement. In fact, as far as I can recall, my first ever mascara was also from Maybelline. Since mascaras have a short life, I am always looking out for budget-friendly mascaras to add to my collection.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Summer Tag


Hello hello! Sorry for being away for so long, I’ve been on quite a roller coaster ride. First I had my end of semester exams, then some annoying projects to finish after which I went on a road trip up north all the way to the Pakistan-China Border, Khunjerab Pass and the surrounding areas. The trip was amazing and gave me memories to cherish forever. I will be updating you all on the trip later in a separate post soon. When I came back, I discovered that my laptop is not working and I finally got it yesterday after 2 weeks of being patient. All that said, Ramadan Mubarak to all my lovely readers. May this Ramadan be full of blessings and may you all get all the pakoras, samosas, kababs and jalebis in the world :p. Now coming to what this post is about! Saleha Khokar from Saleha’s Makeup Diary sent me these fun questions for a Summer Tag given that it is now the peak of summers here in Pakistan. Here goes…

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Benefit's The Real Steal - Review


Getting a full-sized They're Real Mascara and a deluxe Push Up Eyeliner is definitely a steal. This is one of the best sets hat Benefit has come up with it because it combines two of Benefit's best-selling products which is why it was so hard to resist this set.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour Blush in Tipsy - Review


tarte's Amazonian clay blushes are not unheard of and Tipsy is one of the most popular of them all. Tipsy was an impulse buy and I still cannot decide whether I love it or hate it. Read on to find out about my love hate relationship with this cult favourite.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mini Haul Post & Store Review

I know that I promised myself that I will not be doing any hauling until Black Friday but there were a few spring sales going on different websites and I couldn't resist the amazing prices.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Party Makeup by Madeeha's - Review

Madeeha's is one of the leading salons in Lahore with a line of bridal makeups to suit every pocket. When my Mamu's (uncle) wedding was decided, I was given the task to decide and book a makeup artist for the valima function (ofcourse :p) Even though I am very much capable of doing my own makeup, I thought that this is a good opportunity to try out one of the leading salons for party makeup and see what they do differently. And hence I found myself sitting on the seat and getting my makeup done.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Wedding Favourites!


With two family weddings and lots of dinner parties following, I got a chance to use a lot of my makeup. I was just putting my makeup away when I decided to write a bit on my favourite things during this wedding season.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Wet n Wild Color Icon Blushers - Review

It is extremely satisfying to find a great quality product at a bargain price and Wet n Wild's Color Icon Blushers are one of those great finds that make your day. Read on to find out why.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Wafa Khan's 3-Day Basic to Advance Makeup Workshop - Review

They say that "Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students (Charles Kuralt)" and Wafa Khan is the perfect example of such a teacher. Professional, confident, humble, honest and friendly are just a few words to describe this beautiful lady. I was one of the those lucky people who had the honor to attend her 3-Day Basic to Advanced Makeup Workshop in Lahore. Read on for a full (caution: extremely long) review of the makeup class and what we learned.

Monday, 30 March 2015

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams - Review

I have a weakness for matte lips so these NYX Soft Matte Lips Creams were hard to miss. Read on for a full detailed review on these!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle - Review


No makeup lover's highlighter collection is complete without MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. I had been waiting patiently to add this to my collection and my birthday seemed to be the perfect opportunity to splurge on this. Read on to find out what makes this product a cult favourite.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Birthday Haul!


As a makeup addict, its not like I don't haul all year round, but a birthday is something special so I gave into my urge to splurge and bought a lot of what had been on wishlist. Although my birthday was in mid-January, all the stuff finally arrived now after patiently waiting for like forever. I think I will now be going on a ban for now. Here's my treat for the year!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin - Review

Loved and raved by all ladies out there, Revlon's Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination skin needs no introduction. I couldn't resist buying this foundation and like all the ladies, this foundation has been my HG for the past few months. Read on to find out what makes it a winner.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Beauty UK Baked Blush in Rose Rouge - Review


Baked blushes are a current favourite of mine these days! Although they are a little hard, I love the sheen and the pigmentation of the ones I have. Either I made good choices or I got lucky, and in the case of this blush, I definitely got both. Read on to find out what this blush is about.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Top Drugstore Picks!

A fellow makeup hoarder and a dear friend launched her blog recently by the name of Maleeha Asif - A Solution to all your Beauty and Fashion Dilemmas. The lady behind the blog is a pro on makeup and has vast knowledge of it. I am loving the blog and that is where the inspiration for this fun post came from. I will be listing 10 drug-store makeup products that are needed for a full face. This post will be extremely helpful for all those who are stepping into the addictive world of makeup as well as for those who are looking for budget-friendly makeup. The good news is that most of the products are within PKR 1000.


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Review


An eyeliner is one of those products which changes the way your face looks and gel eyeliners are one of those products which have taken the makeup world by storm. In my search for a good eyeliner in the drugstore, the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner got the most votes. Does the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner live up to its hype? Read on to find out!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Peach Club - Review

Bourjois products have never really tempted me but when my sister bought this lipstick in the shade Ole Flamingo, I immediately fell in love with the product. The packaging, the lipstick and the fact that it was matte made me fall head over heels in love with it. However, it turned out that, like me, everyone else loved them too and therefore, these were out of stock everywhere in Islamabad. I scoured all the shops until I finally found this and too my great fortune, it was the last piece available. I grabbed it with both hands and since that day, my lips has worn nothing else than this.


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - Review


Maybelline is known for great budget-friendly mascaras and the Falsies, particularly is a well-known dupe for Benefit's They're Real Mascara. A mascara is part of my daily essentials, so I got this mascara for volumized and lengthened lashes. Read on to find out all about this mascara.