Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow kit review and swatches

March 30, 2017 Mayas Makeuplife 2 Comments

Hi my lovely readers, I am very excited while I write this review post, because the product I am talking about is something I really wanted to own , I waited for a month for it to arrive and I am thrilled that its finally in my hands.

Yes I am talking about the much hyped Anastasia Beverly hills glow kit in collaboration with beauty guru Nicole Guerriero. I am not a highlighter geek but this glow kit looked absolutely beautiful and irresistible so i couldn't stop myself from ordering one. It is priced 40$ on Sephora but we Pakistani beauty lovers have to pay more than that , so I had to pay 58 $ for this baby to be mine.
About the product:
What it is:
A palette with six, metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity.

What it does:
Get a smooth, even glow that lasts with the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Each highlighter has an ultra-fine formula that won't leave behind shimmer particles. Just layer these shades together or wear them separately on your face, eyes, and body. For even more glow, apply them with a damp makeup brush.

This palette contains:
- 6 x 0.16 oz/ 4.5 g Highlighter in Kitty Kat (pink with a platinum shimmer) Daydream (coral with white gold shimmer), Forever Young (pink pearl with silver shimmer), Forever Lit (platinum with lavender shimmer), Glo Getter (champagne with rose shimmer), 143 (rose gold with bronze shimmer)

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
These highlighters cast an instant, intense glow. Complementing shades can be layered together to brighten cheekbones and collarbones, or worn separately over eyelids, brow bones, and inner corners of the eyes.
My views:
This palette is a basically a peach toned palette, the packaging is very shiny and pretty , it comes with six highlighter shades.
143 is a mix of bronze and gold with metallic sheen
Kitty Kat is a metallic warm peachy-pink
Forever Young is a peachy beige with warm undertones and a shiny metallic finish.
Daydream is a metallic warm toned orange shade.
Forever Lit feels like a metallic white shade with some violet sheen peeking through
Glo Getter is a warm metallic copper toned shade


These highlighters are best suited to warm toned and olive skinned people because the whole palette except forever lit is warm toned. There is no doubt that this palette is absolutely stunning , it is blinding and mesmerizing from packaging to swatches, the metallic sheen is stunning and one might be very careful while wearing these highlighters in public as it may blind someone. On a serious note, I was a little disappointed with the amount of glitter in these highlighters except forever lit, because it is more build able and blend able from the rest. It is almost impossible to apply these with a fan brush, I am still trying to figure out how to use these on skin so that the glitter particles don't sit on my face so visibly. Currently I am applying these with fingers and blend into skin .These highlighters can be worn as eye shadows also , so I am pretty happy with that too. I wore daydream and kitty kat on eyes and forever lit on inner corners of eyes on a hot day these stayed on my eyes and face for about 5 hours in Pakistani heat. I am very happy and satisfied with this palette, its totally worth the price you pay for . This palette is certainly not for those people who like subtle highlighters. If someone likes theirs to be blingy and as shiny as the stars and diamonds, this palette is definitely worth buying for them, I like shiny things so I am keeping this blinding beauty very close to my heart 💜💜💜💜💜
Swatches:


My rating:
You can buy it from sephora , currently sold out but check for availability in a store nearby you.

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LANCÔME CUSTOM SHADE MATCHING FOUNDATION MACHINE!

March 23, 2017 Mayas Makeuplife 3 Comments

Hi my lovely readers,
Today I am sharing my thoughts on LANCÔME paris's new custom made foundation .It is just been introduced by LANCÔME and I was pretty intrigued by the idea like the rest of the world. A computer scans client's different parts of face and chooses a perfectly matching foundation shade and then it mixes all the foundation ingredients in a bottle and it is mixed extensively with a shaker and tada ! the customer gets the bottle of her custom made foundation.
from google images
It is a brand new technology and it blew my mind away. It is only available at Nordstrom , so I am not going to be able to experience this technology any time soon. But I think its a genius idea, every girl on planet earth want a perfect matching foundation which is such a difficult task. Thanks to LANCÔME let the machine do the task while you sit and watch the magic happen. If you have Nordstrom near you, do try this amazing technology which will change the foundation matching process forever.
Before I saw Jeffree Star trying out the new Lancome custom shade matching foundation machine ,I was pretty skeptical about it, but after watching the video, I was completely blown away with the technology , I loved how his foundation looked like a perfect veil on his face, it looked flawless but light-weight and perfect at the same time. Every girl who has trouble matching a foundation to her skin tone ,needs this machine. Thanks to jeffree star for trying out this latest technology.
You can read full details about this technology on lancome official website 
And you can watch the Jeffree star video here

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Luscious cosmetics brow luxe designer pencil in shade 03 review and swatches

March 20, 2017 Mayas Makeuplife 7 Comments


Hi girls, hope you are all fine .Today I am talking about a new brow product by luscious cosmetics . Luscious cosmetics is a Pakistani brand and it offers a wide range of cosmetics. hey just launched a brow pencil which resembles Anastasia Beverly hills brow wiz a lot, though that one is super awesome and successful all over the world but quite expensive for my taste.
I have previously used eye of horus cosmetics dual brow which is a similar product , but it contains a brow gel on one side and the brow pencil on the other, I loved that brow pencil but I accidentally broke it after two or three uses which made me so sad but I learnt my lesson to be super careful when using this kind of pencils as these are very fragile.
The packaging:
This brow luxe pencil comes in a brown box which is quite pretty looking actually. It is available in 4 shades.The brow luxe has a slant pencil on one side which is retractable and a spoolie on the other side.


The product:
This brow pencil is quite pigmented, it has no weird or noticeable odor to it which is a huge plus. It applies smoothly on skin and you can lighten or darken it with single or multiple layers. It quite good in staying power also, it stays on brows for about 4-5 hours ,no major smearing or bleeding. It does not come off with water but can be rubbed easily with a makeup removing wipe.
In swatches:


Ingredients:
 Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Ozokerite, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate , Bis-Peg-12 Dimethicone Beeswax, Bismuth Oxychloride, Boron Nitride, (CI 77491), (CI 77492), (CI 77499), Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol.
The product is Alcohol free and paraben free according to the website.
price : 645 rupees
Available online here lusciouscosmetics and daraz.pk
I bought it in no 3 from Alfatah store for 699 pkr.
My Rating:


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DKNY be Delicious review

March 18, 2017 Mayas Makeuplife 0 Comments

Today I have a small review on DKNY Be Delicious edt for women .This perfume line is very
popular among women and the bottle looks like a cute little apple.
Its notes consist of grapefruit, cassis, apricot, maguet, rose, jasmine, apple, smooth accords and blond woods according to sephora's website.
My thoughts on this fragrance are that,first of all,the bottle is very cute and pretty but I think round bottles are a little difficult to use.
The fragrance is exactly as its described by name, fresh blossom. Its a very fresh and delicate scent. Its a pink smell of roses,a floral bouquet and apples & it sure is spring in a bottle. Just feels like wearing a frilly white dress and walking in a meadow in spring. Lovely scent and I could not stop sniffing my wrists whenever I sprayed this.
Heavenly ,sweet, dewy, feminine, fresh, and very light indeed, feels like it has pretty little wings, very delightful,I did not find any wood notes in there but i don't care.The only letdown for me is the staying power,I had to reapply because I could barely smell it after 3 hours, I tried so many times but its gone within 2 to 3 hours. I would have loved it more if there was some staying power in it.That's why I have gone through the 50 ml bottle so fast and I have thrown it in trash,I had to crop its pic from the collective image of my fragrances.I miss this beauty in my fragrance collection. Its price is 24 $ at sephora for 30 ml. I bought mine for around 245 Dhs from Dubai Duty Free. Perfect for spring and summers, casual and office use, it smells of holiday to me somehow.delicious indeed.
Thanks for reading.ciao....

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