Glitzy Face Palette – Yay or Nay?

Contouring and Highlighting are surely the trends you have heard about, today we are going to discover something new “GLITZ” a new step Make Upadded to the face routine, which you can find in their latest – Glitzy Face Palette! Ready to discover this palette with me? Scroll down…

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What’s in the Birchbox – February/March

I recently subscribed to Birchbox, which is a beauty box that contains 5 beauty products from different brands. As I love trying out different products regularly, I subscribed to Birchbox. It’s like a gift to yourself (trust me, this is a great way of pampering yourself). The box you receive is personalized to your beauty profile, so the products you receive are chosen for you!

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The February box

The theme of the February box is celebrating timeless beauty trends of the past. And these are the 5 products that I received in the February Birchbox.

  • The Beauty Crop Eyeshadow:

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This eyeshadow trio is nourished with avocado to help hydrate the skin while allowing you to highlight, shadow, line, and contour. You can create a perfect day to night look with this coffee-inspired palette.You can use this dry for a natural finish or wet for a more dramatic look. I received this eyeshadow in full size. Check out the brand HERE.

 

  • Pixi Lip Balm

This lip balm by Pixi is packed with nourishing shea butter and vitamin E, so you’re assured that your lips are taken care of. This lip balm instantly moisturizers your lips and bonus it is infused with a hint of pink hue. I think this was a perfect pick for the winter weather. I received this lip balm in full size.

  • Percy & Reed finishing polish

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This gentle styler contains horse chestnut extract giving you a soft and flexible hold while the sunflower wax gently moisturizes. This is a lightweight nongreasy finisher which can be used for any style or hair type. I received this product in a travel size 30 ml.

  • Luseta Coconut Milk Hair Mask

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This hair mask is free from sulfates, paraben, and gluten. This nourishing mask is designed to repair damaged hair. The mix of fatty acids and vitamins will leave your strands soft, silky and protected. And this can be used also on colored hair. I received this product in a travel size 30 ml.

  • Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

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This wonder eye cream is packed with chamomile lemon and cucumber oils to brighten, while rosehip and carrot oils help soften and smoothen this delicate area. It is rich but not heavy and gets easily absorbed in the skin. I received this product in a 7ml sample size.

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Verdict

This was my first Birchbox and I think it didn’t impress me much except for the coconut milk hair mask.

The March box

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The march box is all about you and giving that extra time to yourself. So it’s time to relax and look after yourself. And these are the products are received in the March box.

  • BLAQ Hydrogel eyemask :

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BLAQ comes to the rescue to those tired eyes with this Hydrogel eyemask. Remove the thin film layer and apply the eyemask under your eyes and leave them on for about 15 minutes, letting the activated charcoal detox and de-puff tired eyes.

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  • Benefit BADgirl BANG Mascara

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This Mascara by benefit contains aero-particles, commonly found in astronauts spacesuits, to deliver volume with lightweight lift in every swipe. The brush is moulds to catch every single lash from corner to corner and the impactful look will last u upto 36 hours.

  • Manna Kadar Brozer -highlighter Duo

birchbox march 2018 - cHai & Lipstick

birchbox march 2018 - cHai & Lipstick

This product was full size and a handy duo of bronzer and highlighter. You can either buff the bronzer all over the face for a subtle glow to skin or just dust beneath your cheekbones for a natural sculpt. To complete the look sweep the highlighter on the cheeks.

  • Oribe Apres beach wave & shine spray

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This two in one formula work both on wet or dry hair to create a natural unfussy appearance of beach waves without the crispy effects of salt water. Just give the can a good shake and spray it on your hair and work your fingers through for a tousled finish. I received this product in a travel size.

  • Baija Royal Body scrub

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This body scrub is perfect for sad and dull skin. It’s packed with honey and soothing Shea and is a great exfoliator for brightening and sloughing away dry patches. Massage it onto damp skin in circular motions and wash away with warm water, bonus point it smells yummy.

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Verdict

I absolutely loved the March BIRCHBOX, I loved all the products and can’t wait to try them all.

Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧

 

Discover Sam Marcel makeup with me!

Today I am going to introduce you to a makeup brand I recently discovered and have been trying out for a while! SAM MARCEL Cosmetics – The story of this brand is amazing, inspired by a little girl fighting cancer, Sam Marcel was created to empower – the main focus being -affordable and safe ingredients 😊 The Sam Marcel products are not tested on animals, 100% cruelty-free, gluten and paraben free, and vegan.

Let’s check out some of their products.

That Glow Glow Highlight Palette

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That Glow Glow Highlight Palette has six highlight shades, all of these are jam-packed with pearl pigments for a super shiny highlight.. just the way I like it! I like that the pans are quite big compared to other highlighter palettes… this allows you to comfortably take the product without mixing shades. And yes I love the names given to the shades – it adds to the French touch!

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As you see the highlights are super strong and even on my dark skin the shades stay the same as in the pan. My personal fav is the shade “très chic”!

Price: 30$

 

Les Debut Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

I don’t say this often, but I would say this is a must-have palette – the shades are beautiful, very pigmented and in matte, satin and iridescent textures. The shades of this universal palette are well chosen to suit all skin types.

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As you can see from the swatches again, the shades are really pigmented!

Price: 28$

 

Liquid Lipsticks

The liquid lipsticks come in a very beautiful shade range, the packaging is pretty and the applicator of the lipstick is very precise.

The only negative point for these lipsticks like any other matte lipsticks, they tend to get dry, prep your lips well before application to avoid an uncomfortable feeling. For touch ups, I advise to take off the lipstick completely and reapply.

Sam Marcel liquid lipsticks review - Chai & Lipstick

Sam Marcel Makeup review - Chai & Lipstick

Sam Marcel Makeup review - Chai & Lipstick

Price: 15$

 

Other Lipsticks

The lipsticks come in matte and satin finishes. As you can see the shades are a great mix of classics and trendy. The packaging is pretty, with a magnetic cap that keeps the lipstick well covered and secure.

The lipstick texture is very stable and the color is really intense as you will see in the swatches.

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Price: 15$

 

 

Crush or No Crush?

All in all the Sam Marcel products are great for their price, the products stay true to the claims made. The only product I am disappointed about is the Matte Liquid Lipstick – which has beautiful intense colors and a great velvet matte finish – but are too dry 😦 I hope they will rectify this in the formula.

That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed discovering Sam Marcel with me, my next Blogpost is a look using these products 😉 stay tuned for it and SUBSCRIBE for updates on all our articles. For daily updates follow us on Instagram – Click Here.

Article by: Mellissa Fernandes | Makeup Artist | 🇫🇷

Fenty Beauty: The review! 

Hi guys,

I am back with a fun makeup review, today I am sharing some products from Bad girl RiRi’s new makeup line: FENTY BEAUTY. Ever since I knew about Rihanna’s new line, like many of us I was impatient to try it out. Though I couldn’t get my hands on all the products I do have some star products to share with you today 🙂 Let’s get to check out if the Fenty collection is really worth the hype!