Huda Beauty Power Bullet Swatches on Asian Skin!

Huda beauty is on a roll, she is launching products every week & they’re all AH-MAZINGG!
We thought of showing you the swatches and how they look on us South Asians/Pakistani skin tones + we’ll be sharing our favorite shades with you today!

1 –  ‘El Cinco De Mayo’

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Nothing says confidence and glamour like a Classic Rep Lip! It looks perfect on warm undertones hence it is the best red for us!

2 – ‘Rendez-Vous
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Never underestimate a perfect shade of a lipstick and this one is perfect for warm undertones hence it’s the perfect blend of pretty pink & nude for us & maybe for you aswell. Try it out to see 😉

3 – ‘Staycation

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It is a beige for cool undertones so can literally be a hit or a miss and for us, unfortunately, it’s a miss. 😦

4 – ‘Anniversary
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It is a beige for warm undertones and is a perfect nude if you are into beige nudes.

5 – ‘Honey Moon
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A pretty pink for cool undertones but I can say for sure it looks good on warm undertones aswell. We totally love this shade!

6 – ‘Spring Break
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As they say happiness can be as simple as finding a perfect lip shade. This is a bright pink for warm undertones and is the perfect blend of red and pink for a summer look!

7 – ‘Promotion Day
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A classic red for cool undertones and looks gorgeous on warm undertones aswell.

8 – ‘Bachelorette
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The cool undertone bright pink is a gorgeous pink for everyone & we love it. Would work great when you need a pop of color to brighten your entire look.

What is your favorite color from this collection?

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Top 4 Foundations

Hemayal and I have a warm/yellow undertone but different skin types as I have combination to oily skin and she has dry skin, I have acne prone skin with acne marks and she has clear skin but these 4 foundations work great for the both of us so if you’re skin type matches ours then here are the Top 4 suitable foundations for you.

Being a blogger getting ready is an essenital part of our work and these foundations stay on perfectly during shoots and events that last around 6-7 hrs.

1 – Giorgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation

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As the name suggests, this foundation literally makes your skin look like silk. It gives a luminous feel to your skin but if you’re looking for some coverage then this is not the perfect foundation for you. You can still make it work by mixing it with a foundation that has good coverage but it won’t do such a great job alone. Works best during good skin days.

Originally for $64, sells for 9-10k in Pakistan.
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Pro –
Not cakey – Skin like
Luminous feel

Cons – 
Expensive
Doesn’t give a good coverage

2 – Maybelline 24hr Super Stay Foundation

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What we love the most is that despite being full coverage this specific foundation is very lightweight and doesn’t look cakey AT ALL. You have to work with it quickly since it tends to dry down on the skin and you can’t blend it if you leave it on for too long. Also, we got a few dms where people said it oxidizes but it didn’t oxidize on either of us, despite having it on for hours.

Availibity
We got #Maybelline Superstar 24H full coverage foundation for 2199/- from maybellines counter at Packages Mall, Lahore. It’s available on almost all maybelline racks and counters. It is originally for $9, not sure why it’s so expensive here.

Shade – Ivory

Pros –
Full coverage
Matte
Light weight

Cons –
Dries quickly

3 – Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation

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Another light weight foundation that helps your skin breath and at the same time covers your imperfections. Actually one of the very few foundations that has a good range of option for medium skin tones like ours. Full Coverage, water resistent foundation perfect for long hours.

Originally for $12, online pages sell it for 1500 onwards.
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Pros
Lightweight
Buildable
Flawless Finish

Cons 
Itches some people

4 – Loreal Infalliable 24hr Foundation

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Claims to be a stay fresh foundation that fights makeup meltdown and gives a flawless finish throughout the day. It pretty much does do what it claims and doesn’t dry out on the skin.

Originally for $14, sells for around 3k in Pakistan.
Shade – Natural Rose

Pros
Medium to high coverage
long hour foundation.

Cons
Expensive for drugstore
Tends to get oily after a couple of hours

Favorite Drugstore Concealers 2017

Let’s be honest, a concealer is every girls (& guys) secret weapon to look flawless & to achieve the perfect blemish free skin with zero visibility of dark circles. We all know a good concealer can hide A N Y T H I N G & that’s why we’ll be sharing 3 of our favorite concealers of 2017.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (25)

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The perfect NATURAL looking liquid concealer for asian skin tones, it’s an oil free concealer that does not crease under your eyes or cake up your face. Non-comedogenic, Fragrance-free concealer which feels and looks extremely light on your skin, this is our 4th purchase of the FIT ME concealer and it works best on ‘No Makeup’ days where we only apply a concealer, mascara and a lip tint.

How to use:
Dot/Apply over your blemishes/dark circles & pat with your fingers in a soft motion.

Available at most of the stores for e.g. Shaheen , D Watson & Alfateh.
Price (1200 Rs)

L.A Girls Pro Concealer (Natural)
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Medium to heavy coverage creamy concealer that camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. It does tend to crease a little but only when your skin is problematic, can always be fixed if you moisturize your skin before applying it & set it properly after applying it. If applied without foundation it tends to conceal your imperfections but if applied after foundation it not only conceals but also highlights your under eyes and whatever part of the face you want to highlight.

How to use:
Apply under your eyes with either a brush or the applicator and pat with your fingers (or a brush) + Top with loose powder to set.

Ordered from Beautybar.pk
(Price varies from 550 – 700 Rps on different pages)

Maybelline Age Rewind (Medium)
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Long lasting heavy coverage concealer that does not crease AT ALL, we use a darker shade before applying a foundation to conceal the dark spots on our skin and the dark circles under our eyes. Stays for however long you want it to stay & doesn’t budge or smudge if set properly. Definitely an eraser for dark circles./

How to use:
Twist collar of the Micro-Corrector Applicator in the direction of arrows until the concealer is visible on the sponge (it may take some turns on first use).  Using the applicator, apply concealer directly to the under-eye area, blending in an outward motion with fingers.

Ordered from House of rouge. (1300 Rs)

Wedding Trends 2018

The wedding season seems to be in full swing, so we decided to let you know about some Wedding trends that we went with this January!

Mehndi;

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It was more of a mehndi + Tuc campaign look so the yellow was a must, I got this plain
yellow dress from a friend and paired it with my mom’s wedding dresses dupatta to balance the yellow. I LOVE Flowers, hence I went for a bun embellished with flowers & completed the look with minimal makeup from Faizas and my favorite pinky goat lashes.
(Photography: Zulqarnain)

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I had been eyeing this Nickie Nina outfit since a very long time. I loved the luxurious touch in the outfit that was highlighted by velvet & its rich and beautiful color. As it was red in color I played with yellow (gandy) flowers to give the look a mehndi feel. For the makeup faiza from faiza salon created a perfect look to go with the outfit. The pink and red tone eyeshadows from the hudy beauty dusky desert pallet complimented the dress perfectly.

Barat;
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The flowers were there again but in a different color & different style. My maroon/dress was from Nickie Nina and my favorite part of the dress was the shalwar, I was so done with lehngas and shararas as pretty as they look they’re so annoying to carry! This shalwar was super easy to carry and looked pretty classy aswell. The earrings are from FasdesignStuido. I wanted brown eyes and a nude lipcolor to complete this look & thats what Faiza from Faizas Salon gave me.
Photography ( Photoneer )

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For the second day I went for this gorgeous outfit by Iqra f Choudhary . It was a highly embellished velvet shirt with a raw silk bell bottom pants. The makeup look was done by keeping the rich color of the outfit in mind. Dark tone lip colors are the ‘IT thing’ so I went for a dark lip color with neutral eyes! I opted for beachy waves in my hair to complete the look. Earrings by Zaheen Kamran .

Walima;
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I had my eyes on this Iqra F Chaudhry wrap since a very long time & I knew I HAD to wear it. Again this Plum wrap was super easy to carry and looked extremely chic. Faizas went for a purple Smokey eyes and a neutral pink lipcolor & 3D luxe lashes from pinky goat. I kept my hair like I always keep it, straight & sleek with a middle parting.

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The dress. that I oped for the last day was a bodycon fish tail maxi by Hem official. I went for smokey eyes and nude lips for the makeup and kept the same beacy waves as they complimented this dress as well.

Let us know which trends you like out of these and will go for during the year?

Top 5 products of 2017

New year, new us but we’re still in love with some old products that we used in 2017.

– Glow Tonic To Go
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Working? Traveling? Always on the Go? Pixi has the perfect solution to tone, brighten & hydrate your skin with these pre saturated/soaked pads. The package is super travel friendly so you don’t have to carry a separate bottle of tonic and cotton balls along! Click HERE to buy. Price: 3 – 4k

– Eveline Cosmetics White Prestide 4D Day Cream
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We know the word ‘white’ would attract half of you and trigger the rest of you, but this cream is not like your regular whitening cream, its actually a brightening cream which helps your dull skin regain its complexion and smoothness. Its best for getting rid of dark spots & has a very light non greasy texture. Click HERE to buy this for 1050

– Beautify By Amnas 24K Gold & Roses Serum
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Hands down the best product to use before doing your makeup as it hydrates your skin and leaves your skin glowing with a natural radiant! It absorbs super fast & doesn’t leave a greasy texture on your skin. You can also use it on days you don’t do your makeup as it’ll work as a moisturizer & a natural highlighter! (All Skin Types) Click HERE to buy this for 2100

– Cetaphil
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Been obsessed with this one ever since the Makeup Guru NikkieTutorial shared it on her social media pages, by far the most hydrating lotion everrrrr! Even the tiniest drop does wonders, perfect for winters! (Dry Skin)

– Eveline BB Blemish Base Cream
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Don’t feel like wearing foundation? Go for the Mattifying BB cream without worrying about your skin as it already has SPF-15 to protect against UVA/UVB. Tested and worn it for more than 6 hours and it didn’t dry up on the skin or wear off. (Oily – Combination Skin) Click HERE to buy this product for 545

These were our favorite products of 2017, we hope this article was helpful for you. Comment below with your favorite product from 2017!

 

 

Mascara Galore!

For us Mascara is the most BASIC & IMPORTANT part of creating any makeup look, wether its a full on drag queen makeup or just your everyday no makeup look. A mascara is the one thing that can make or break the whole look.

It doesn’t only make your eyes look more awake and wide but also changes your entire look with just one application but it all depends on the which mascara you use. So, here are a few of our fav mascaras which might help you pick the one that best suits your needs.
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Starting with our personal fav one Super Model Mascara from Sivanna. It is a dual side mascara with a fibre and a mascara side. First you coat your lashes with mascara and then apply the fibre and then again seal the fibre with the mascara. Why I LOVE this mascara is because it makes your lashes thinker longer and DARKER than any regular mascara. The curved mascara wand beautifully grabs all the lashes in one go. So, for us it is the Best one out of these but if you are someone who does not like clumpy (because it does clump a little) lashes then this bad boy is clearly not for you.
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Pros

  1. Fibre coat
  2. Makes eyelashes thicker longer and darker as compared to any other mascara
  3. Dual side
  4. Curved wand

Cons

  1. Makes lashes clumpy
  2. Not easily available in Pakistan
  3. Slight fall out
  4. Not waterproof

Better Than Sex by Too Faced is all the rage in the mascara world and we vouch for its excellence!  The credit for this mascara goes to its balled tip wand which makes it easier to cover the tiny lashes at the corners of both the end and the beginning of your lashes. It gives you fuller/darker lashes without them clumping or looking any extra, its the most natural looking mascara that cover almost all your lashes due to its well sorted wand. It is not waterproof but they have a waterproof version launched as well.
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Pros

  1. Balled tip
  2. thickens lashes

Cons

  1. Not waterproof

The next mascara we are going to talk about is a very pocket friendly one. It is one of the best drug store mascara out there Volume Million Lashes by Loreal. It has a cone taper wand which separates your lashes and elongates them and makes sure the focus is on your lashes! The best part is that this one doesn’t clump, so its a win win situation!

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Pros

  1. Cone taper wand
  2. separates the eyelashes
  3. elongates them

Cons

1. Not as dark in color

Clinique’s chubby lash mascara works exactly the way its name suggests, its a fattening mascara that adds volume to your lashes by the help of its oversized volumizing brush. It is a buildable formula so you can go to any extent with it without it clumping your lashes.
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Pros
1. Lightweight
2. Builable
3. Volumizing

Cons
1. Not waterproof

Bad Gal lash by benefit is another volumizing big brush mascara but this one tends to get a little messy while applying, other than that its a good option for a matte black buildable mascara.

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Pros

  1. Buildable

Cons

  1. Gets messy

Let us know if you try one of these mascaras. Hope this post was helpful, do share your favorite mascara with us! Xx

 

The Makeup Bullet

We did it before Nikkie, sorry, had to say this lol.
Beauty blenders have been a life saver for all of us makeup junkies and the makeup bullets are just another addition to the beauty blender family, a younger and a much convenient addition. An alternative of beauty blender have been of all the rage this year on the internet there have been silicon sponges, boiled eggs,  makeup bullets and what not.

It’s a little hard to hold a beauty blender in your hand and merge your eye makeup with a blending blush at the same time, hence, a makeup bullet makes it possible for you to do both simultaneously. You won’t even have to worry about your beauty blender falling from your hand again and again. It fits your finger perfectly and helps reach the little corners and niches  of your face that your regular beauty blender is not able to.

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It has a good finish and blends your makeup seamlessly . For people who unintentionally go in with their hands while doing their makeup this product will be a life changer for you as it is a much cleaner substitute.

We love it and would keep on using it but we’ll have to put it out there that it has not stopped us from using our regular beauty blender.

Hope you guys like the review and if you want to see more reviews like this then comment on the Instagram post and we will try our best to bring in more fun product reviews for you!

Favourite Makeup products of 2016 

2016 was the year I & everyone around me was literally OBSESSED with make-up & also the year which made me realize that half of your make-up is your skin so if you need to get your make-up game on point you need to get your skin on point first.

Putting the obvious aside I’ll start with my ABSOLUTE favorite products of the year;

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– Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation.
I had to get my hands on this one as all the make-up gurus were raving about it & I must tell you guys that it’s worth every penny. I believe we’ve all moved from the full coverage heavy looks to the more natural “no make-up looks” so if you’re looking for a light flawless looking coverage then this     ml bottle is all you’re looking for.

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Shade adjustment drops
Although the strong scent might be a turn off for some people it doesn’t seem to bother me, this little dropper is like my little secret to luminous flawless looking skin. You can either use it as a highlighter or add it in your base to give it a little liquidy/luminous touch & also to lighten it’s shade.

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– StageLine liquid lipsticks
I was introduced to the brand Stageline on Sobias masterclass & I never knew it’ll turn out to be so GOOD. From the Tv sticks, to the mascaras , to the liquid lipsticks everything is worth more than the price, if I be honest. They’re long-lasting, not drying & pretty vibrant but its a bummer how they only have a few colors so far.

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 – Hoola bronzer
Till the start of 2016 I was all about the cream contour but as time went by I realized that 1 – my face doesn’t need that much contouring 2 – I don’t have so much time to cream contour my face on a daily biases & just  then I was introduced to the holla bronzer. It’s SO pigmented & its little brush is the perfect shape for contouring, one swap & I’m good to go with more sculpted cheeks & a contoured nose.

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 – Mac Prep & Prime Fix
I haven’t really used the spray as a primer yet but I’ve been using it as a setting spray and it has clearly been doing its job as one, it holds the makeup in place for hours and literally makes it melt into your skin hence giving you a flawless looking skin.

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Lip & Cheek stains are a secret ingredient to my makeup routine, they look absolutely natural and stay all day long. I use the Stainiac lip & Cheek stain from the balm cosmetics, i don’t personally like it on the lips but its perfect for the cheeks and I don’t think I’ve used powdered blush ever since I’ve got my hands on this.

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 – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
An oil free concealer that covers all types of blemishes and doesn’t look cake-y or bulge up. The only drawback is that they only have a limited amount of shades available.

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– Sexy Mama Translucent Powder
Sexy mama does exactly what its supposed to do; powder your face without a trace. Doesn’t cake up & leaves a matte finish.

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– Inglot Gel Eyeliner
Darkest & smoothest liner to work with, glides on your eyelids & doesn’t smudge.

Do share your favorite makeup products of 2016 with us 🙂

Top 5 underrated drugstore Blushes

Blushers are a total MUST HAVE when it comes to makeup, since they’re the ones that sculpt and enhance your face, and make it younger looking!

Today, I’ll be sharing with you the blushes I use to give my face a healthier look!

1. L’oreal Paris True Match Blush;

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L’oreal Paris True Match Blush is my absolute favorite. I was never a fan of shimmery blushes but this 165 Rosy Cheeks blush gives such a smooth and blended look to your face, it literally makes your cheeks glow with the perfect touch of pink! It comes with a little brush for better appliance and has a tad bit of a creamy texture to it.

I’ve never really smelled blushes but for some odd reason, I smelled this one and it smells like a delicious candy!

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This multi color blush is literally my go to blush when I need a combined mixture of a little bit of orange and a little bit of pink on my cheeks. It gives a pretty smooth and matte look which looks quite natural. I use it in the shade 10 Heat Wave, as I love how I can go from a natural to an intense look by just applying less or more of it!


3. Body Shops Lip & Cheek Dome
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Body Shop’s Crazy for Coral lip & cheek dome is the ultimate dome for a completely natural look and the plus thing about this one is that you can match it with your lips as well! It’s in a creamy form and literally glides on your skin. You don’t even need a brush for this one; you can apply it directly by rotating it on the middle of your cheek and then sliding it to the highest point of your cheek bone.

4. Luscious Powder Blush
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Another of my favorite blushes! I use the luscious powder blush in 027 Coral Glow when I need an intense look and it always seems to do the work. It enhances and defines your face and doesn’t even cost much!

5. DmGm’s Cheek Blush

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I use the DmGm uminous touch cheek blusher in 02 Bronze Pink & 07 Coral Passion. The bronze pink has a more of a shimmery feel to it compared to the coral passion one, as it is a little on the matte side. However, both of the blushes will highlight your cheeks and will leave a natural, flushed look!

I believe all of these blushes go with different occasions and all work great! Try them out for yourself and feel free to write to me for questions!

 


Max Factor Lipfinity

Hi, guys!

So I was at greenvalley a couple of days ago and I saw this lip colour by Maxfactor and decided to give it a try.

Choosing one colour out of all of these colours was a pretty tough job but I guess eenie meenie was on my side and I went with this 150 bare nude-ish colour

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The pack consists of a matte lip color and a clear moisturising top coat

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I’ve been in love with this ever since I got it as it actually does stay up for 12 hours and is water and food proof, like for real.

Here is a picture of all the other colours available

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Can’t wait to get my hands on ethereal, vivacious, hot red and flamboyant 🙊

Also, green valley has a couple of promotions going on and this was for 1200 during the promotions!