Monday, March 25, 2013

~Review:Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (Medium)~

Hello Pretty Ladies :)
How have you been doing?
Well a lot have been happening on my side recently.A Nikah in the family,then a wedding.I was off to my village for the functions.Now I am back & posting a review that has long been pending :)
As you know its the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream :)
~INTRODUCTION TO BB CREAM~
BB cream stands for blemish balmblemish basebeauty balm or beblesh balm (apparently because of a trademark in Korea on the word "blemish"), and in Western markets, beauty balm. It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia, although larger beauty brands are increasingly introducing BB creams to Western markets.
BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage ( Source:Wikipedia)

~WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT IT~
The 1-step wonder for a good skin day, everyday.
Packed with 8 great skin benefits for instant skin perfection
Ideal for Normal Skin.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT

BB creams combine skincare + makeup in 1 simple step
8-in-1 Skin Perfector:
• Blurs imperfections
• Brightens
• Evens skin tone
• Smoothes
• Hydrates
• Enhances
• Protects with SPF 30
• 0% oils and heavy ingredients
~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MAYBELLINE DREAM FRESH BB CREAM~
This is my first encounter with a BB Cream that means my first BB cream.When I bought this beauty I had options between 3 BB Creams but I dont know why I opted for this one.Well I don't regret buying this one.Read further to know why:)
First of all I really love the brand MAYBELLINE.It makes amazing quality products & I really trust this brand.I love the packaging of this product.So cute & summery with light shades,looks like the perfect product to be used in summers :)

The tube has a small round opening and on squeezing the tube some product is released from the tube.It neither creates a mess,nor any amount of products goes to waste.The twist around cap fits perfectly so you can just throw it in your bag & move around easily without any fear.
Ok so now lets talk about how it works on my skin.First to remind you all that I have oily skin.My tube is now coming to an end that means that it worked very well for me.

As its written that it can be used with or without a moisturiser.I have tried both ways.For a moisturiser I used my favorite Oil of Ulay Beauty Fluid reviewed here.The BB Cream is very light on the skin and is extremely easy to apply,blends easily into the skin and absorbs well leaving behind a fresh light glowing face.I am a person who likes to go out with a very natural look and not a heavy made up face.I was very happy when I found out that this is my solution to that problem.I apply the BB cream and pat it up with a little powder and finish off with a little blush and there I am all ready to go out for an evening.

Now lets check the list of the benefits it claims to give us.
1. Creates a Natural Glow:Yes very much.The skin appears like cool dew has just fallen on the face making it glowing :)
2.Compliments Skin Tone: Yes brings out the best of my skin.
3. UV Protection : Yes SPF 30 is good enough ( click here to know about SPF 30 )
4. Hydrates all day : Yes it does hydrate the skin & doesnt make it flaky or dry.Moisture is there even if a moisturiser isnt used with it.
5.Blurs Imperfections: Yes to some extent it does but those who are thinking of maximum coverage will be disappointed as this is not a foundation.It can be used best for sheer to light coverage with the help of a face powder.
6.Oil free Non Greasy: Yes 
7.Looks visibly smooth : Yes
8.Feels Fresh : Yes
Daylight picture after applying BB cream

This Maybelline Dream Fresh Bb cream is available in different shades to suit different skin tones.For Asians like me I guess Medium is the shade.It will not look bad on anyone wheatish or fair.See how fresh my skin look there after the application :)
It is available in these shades
~Light
~Light/Medium
~Medium
~Medium/Deep
~Deep
I chose Medium after testing it out on my inner wrist.

As you can see its neither very dark nor very light.The picture is taken in daylight.
As I mentioned it can be applied with a moisturiser or without a moisturiser.You can try ot out & see what best suits you.Similarly it can also be worn with or without a face powder.I have to wear it with a face powder because on a very hot day with sweating it can create a problem so on my skin a little bit  of face powder helps my face stay fresher for longer periods.
Overall it is a lovely product & with so many BB Creams in the market now,if you are wondering which one to try give this a go.You will absolutely love it.
This product is available in all leading drugstores that sell Maybelline.I got this for PRS.650/-
~Recommendations~
If you want to go out with a light & fresh face & a natural look then this is the product for you.Throw away all those heavy foundations in your drawers for a while and feel light and fresh with Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream.
P.S Not for those who want maximum coverage.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

~Review: Maybelline Colossal Kajal in Black Noir~

Hello my pretty Girls!
As you must be knowing I recently made a trip to Al Fateh Store Centaurus Mall Islamabad.So who could return from there after not buying a single thing!Its got tons of brands & make up products.To see my post on Al Fateh store click here!
Among my some shopped items was this Kajal I was waiting for a long time now!
Yes its none other than the Maybeline Colossal Kajal in Black Noir!
 This product has been the talk of the day lately & much hyped about.In this review we ll know why it is so!
~WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT IT~
Our deepest black pigments + unique tip deliver the blackest black shine ever. Color glides on smooth and so intense. Formula enriched with Vitamin E soothes the eyes. Never before 6H of smudge resistant wear. Our exclusive color fix formula guarantees intense color results that won't smudge, budge or fade. No more touchups.”

~WHAT I HAVE GOT TO SAY ABOUT IT~
Eyeliners & Kajals are my favorite products when it comes to the make up products I buy most.It is not that I dont like buying lipsticks,lipglosses.blushers,mascaras etc but I definitely will choose an eyepencil over a lipliner or lipgloss.I dont know if that has to do with me being an eye make up lover.
Ok so I already own the Colossal Mascara & this was on my Wishlist as well & luckily its available now.So as soon as I spotted it I bought it.
I love the packaging of the Kajal.The bright yellow Colossal trademark color is very eye catching.It is a pen shaped kajal with a tight cap & a twist & turn Kajal in it.

The tip of the kajal is very soft & it glides very easily on the skin.The amount of the kajal is nearly as much as the length of the cap.I think thats a fairly reasonable quantity.
Here are the swatches for you!
The left one is a singly swarched while the right one is a double swatch.It obviously builds up with more product.
Now to talk about how it works on the eyes:
I love to underline my waterline with kohl and kajal liners.Therefore I am always looking for stuff that is great for the waterline.So lets see what effect Colossal Kajal has on the waterline.
Before applying the Colossal Kajal
With single stroke of the Kajal  on the waterline
Both eyes with single stroke Kajal on waterline

Couple of more glides on the waterline n upper eyelid
The complete look with the Colossal kajal & Mascara
Closer end result
Ok so now to talk in detail about the kajal.I agree to the fact that the application is very easy & the soft tip of the kajal glides on easliy on the waterline and the upper lid.I dont use the same pencil or kajal to draw the upper lid usually but here I used the same kajal to try.Normally these days I use a gel eye liner or Color Studio Knock Out Marker review here.
The only negative that I found about this kajal was that a person with oily skin or eyelids should not apply this to the upper eyelid as it leaves a thin line on the crease area after some time.
See....
I dont know whether a primer would help but overall in summers I ll not use this on my eyelids but only to darken the under eyes n waterline.I love the effect this black color has given to my eyes.The black is enhancing the natural color of my eyes.The staying power of the kajal is really good.I was so tired after my day that I went to sleep with it but the next morning it was there though somewhat smudgy!After all it was a NIGHT!
The kajal was very comfortable to wear & also when I wore it with my lenses.it neither caused irritation nor made my eyes watery( My eyes are super senstive & become watery v easily)
RECOMMENDATION:
I bought it for Rs.375 at Al Fateh Centaurus Mall.It is also available at all leading drugstores nationwide on the Maybelline counter:)
Have u already bought urs!How was your experience?
Thanks for reading.
Stay Happy Always
Love,
Areej


Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

~Store Walk through: Al Fateh Shopping Mall Centaurus Islamabad(Make up Section)~

Hello Dear Girls!
As You know I am an Islooite & Love my city from the bottom om my heart!
Recently The Centaurus Mall opened in the heart of Islamabad.2 of the floors are open to public while the shops in the other 5 are to be open.Centaurus is all about grandeur & excitement for any shopper.You can say it is THE Shopper's Paradise now!
Al Fateh Shopping Mall is another Gem of Centaurus!
Today I am taking you all cosmetic & make up junkies to a virtual walk through the make up section of Al Fateh!
A Brief History about Al Fateh Store!
The journey of success began in 1941, when Al-Hamra Store was established in Tolington Market at Mall Road Lahore. It was refurbished to Al-Fatah Store, the prestigious super store of that era, in 1958. In 1974, the second branch of Al-Fatah was established in Liberty Market, Lahore
Al-Fatah kept on with its dedicated services, resultantly, in 2009 and new milestone was achieved with the inaugural of two branches, one in DHA Lahore and the other one in Faisalabad.
Recently in February 2013 Al Fateh opened up in The Centaurus Mall Islamabad!
Please note that this is only the cosmetic section we are going through today as I didnt have much time to wander among the whole store!My concentration was & is only Make up!

The entrance to the Make up section
Excited shoppers!
MAC to BOBBI BROWN
Testing & Buying!

La Prarie,CD ,Lamer
Luscious to Karaja!
Lancome & Clinique Skin Care!
Dior!
More Dior!
MAC!
MAC Archie Collection!
Clinique Make up!
Bobbi Brown!
Tools!
More Clinique products!
Luscious newly launched nail colors!
Bourois Counter!
Rimmel Counter!
Lorea'l Counter!
Kryolan Counter!
Color Studio Counter!
Sweet Touch Counter!
Lorea'l Skin Care!
Neutrogena Skin Care!
Maybelline Counter(Sorry I forgot to take the counter pic!)
Various other brands
The extreme end!
The end~
So Girls what do you say :)
I guess its worth all the wait we Islooites did .
I am excited to do some lovely shopping on every trip from here(Hubby Dear!You gotta read this too !)
Thanks for reading
Stay Happy Always
Love,
Areej




























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