Review,

[REVIEW] Caolion Pore Minimizing Pack from WishTrend

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 9 Comments

WishTrend is an online store in Seoul, Korea that supply beauty products from various brands. Some of their beauty products include cleansers, toners, serums, masks and pore treatments. One of the brands they offer is Caolion which provide pigment-free, fragrance-free, and alcohol free skincare . They are famous for using 100% all-natural ingredients. The Pore Minimizing Pack promises to reduce pore- size while giving a calming and cooling effect. I've been testing this product out for more than 2 weeks now so lets see if it helped my pores!
What WishTrend say:
Skin Elasticity UP, Minimizing Pores OK!
It helps to make the enlarged pores elastic and soothe the skin trouble.
And it delivers moisture and enough nutrition to the skin with natural ingredients.
CAOLION Pore Minimizing Pack controls the sebum secretion, absorbs the skin wastes & makeup residues and removes dead skin cells.
Therefore it helps to make the enlarged pores elastic and soothe the skin trouble.
And it delivers moisture and enough nutrition to the skin with natural ingredients.
Properties of CAOLION Pore Minimizing Pack:
-No antiseptic, No alcohol, No pigment, No fragrance, No mineral oil
-Control of sebum secretion
-Relieving the skin trouble
-Formation of a barrier of moisture
-Decreasing the size of pores
How to Use
1. Apply evenly to dry face after foam cleansing. 
2. Rinse off after 10- 25 minutes.
※ Tip: Keeping cool in the refrigerator optimizes the effects.


For an even application I used a synthetic flat foundation brush, something cheap will work really well. I found that when I apply it with my fingers i ended up with a thick layer so it took longer to dry. Once it dries it hardens so then you can just use warm water to wash it off. 


The Pore Minimizing Pack is suitable for all skin types. It looks similar to a clay formula and it takes about 15-25 minutes to dry. It doesn't have any scent and its free from alcohol so it will not dry out your skin. While using it is gives this really refreshing tingle that feels cooling as the product promises which is from the peppermint extract. It has helped in tightening my pores as well as giving a deep cleanse removing dirt and oil. 


After the first time I used it my skin did not feel dry at all, it felt soft, supple and free from oil especially around my t-zone. I noticed that even after a day my skin still felt clean and oil-free.


My Results:
For 2 weeks I've been using this mask, I used it every other day since it wasn't drying out my skin. I apply it all over my face and wait about 20 mins then I remove it with a warm washcloth. Til now I haven't seen any major changes in the appearance of my pores around my nose but on my cheeks it has lessened. The texture of my skin has changed to being more softer and less oily. I do have the most hideous pores around my nose as you can see. 
To Sum it up:
I really like the after effects of using this product. It doesn't leave my skin dried out while also reducing the amount of oil around my t-zone. I really like how this product keeps my skin soft for more than a day, most masks end up giving you a soft texture to your skin but it will only last for a few hours and your skin ends up being oily again so I prefer using this. You receive 100g of product which is a lot since its a thick product so you don't need a lot to use it all over your face. I didn't see any major changes on the appearance of my pores.
Likes:
- No Fragrance
- Doesn't dry out your skin
- Leaves skin soft
- Reduces oil
- Applies evenly
Dislikes:
- Doesn't dramatically reduce pore size
- Pricey
- Only available online
Rating: 4/5
100g tub is priced at $30.99

For more information you can check out the product here. You can find WishTrend on Twitter, Facebook and their website.




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giveaway

A very Luscious Giveaway! Win 4 Lip Coutures! (CLOSED)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 55 Comments

Hello Everyone!


I am so excited for my readers today! I have another amazing giveaway for you all. Recently I reviewed the Luscious Lip Couture in En Vogue, a really pretty pink shade. I am in love with this product! I have been wanting a dupe for my Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip Color that I reviewed months ago here for the longest time and this is comparable to the high-end brand. 


So Luscious has given me 4 Lip Coutures to giveaway to one lucky fan! 


The item up for grabs! 


4 Lip Coutures in the shades:
  • Scandal- A vibrant deep red
  • Muse- Neutral light pink
  • Paparazzi- Light fuschia pink
  • Fashionista- Pink toned beige


THE RULES:
You must be a GFC follower.
If you do the optional extra entries you can NOT leave the form blank.


Required Entries:
  • Must Follow my Blog through GFC Publicly. Click Here 
Extra Entries:
  • Must Like my Facebook Fanpage. Click Here
  • Follow my Twitter. Click Here
  • Tweet the following
    •  Enter to win 4 Luscious Lip Coutures with @BeauteousBlog Open Worldwide #giveaway http://beauteousblog.blogspot.com
  • Post the Giveaway photo in your blog sidebar
  • Share the giveaway on Facebook making sure to tag my page
    • Enter to win 4 Luscious Lip Coutures with @Beauteous Blog
  • Refer a friend to this giveaway. Your friend must mention your name in the form.
  • a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway starts today  25th January 2012  and ends on 25th Febuary 2012 and is open WORLDWIDE.
The winner will be selected through Random.org. The winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours with your choice of products or another winner will be chosen.


Please note that comments in this post do not qualify as entries, you must leave them in the widget so I can easily check. If Rafflecopter isn't loading for you then I will make an exception.
Good Luck Everyone! 

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Lips,

[REVIEW] Luscious Lip Couture in En Vogue

Monday, January 23, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 13 Comments

The Luscious Lip Coutures were launched a few years back and ever since they have been a hit with many Pakistani Beauty Bloggers. The claim to fame is due to it being a pigmented liquid lip color that last for hours. For today I will be reviewing the shade En Vogue which is a perfect warm pink.
What Luscious say:
Introducing Lip Couture: vibrantly rich colour and shine in a luxurious, creamy formula. A Luscious innovation that provides the full colour coverage of a lipstick and gorgeous shine of a lip gloss. Conditions your lips in a hydrating cushion of pure indulgence in 7 stunning shades. Inspired by the world of high fashion, it's couture for your lips. 
Packaging:
The Lip Couture comes in a sleek lipgloss tube. The designs on the tube are really adorable. 
I like how the product is scented but you can't taste it, since I always end up eating some of my lipglosses that have a taste to them. It keeps my lips hydrated even after the product has faded away.

The Lip Coutures come in a variety of pink and red shades that suit all skin tones. I like how the shades are not all bold colors, all of the shades are wearable even for daytime. Although I would've liked to see some coral and berry shades in the product line. 

Swatch:

Luscious Lip Couture in En Vogue Swatch

Luscious Lip Couture in En Vogue Swatch


To Sum it up:
Overall a great long wearing product but it does transfer once you eat or drink. The consistency of the lip color is thick so the product applies really smoothly and evenly. I like how rich the pigmentation is, even with my lips the shade is vibrant. I find that I don't need to wear a lip liner under the product because it doesn't feather or bleed out. It gives a nice shine to the lips without being overly glossy. I really like how these don't have shimmer in them, you can always add a gloss on top if you like that effect. 


Likes:
- Pigmented
- Not Sticky
- Vanilla scented
- Thick consistency
- Doesn't feather
- Long wearing


Dislikes:
- Shades are limited to pinks and reds


Rating: 5/5


Price: Rs.575 Available on their website


For more information you can check out Luscious Cosmetics on Facebook.


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Tutorial

[TUTORIAL] Peaches and Cream Eye Look using ELF and Essence

Friday, January 20, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 18 Comments

Hello everyone!

I wanted to do a very natural but fun look using some peachy colors since its not practical to wear bright and bold colors for every occasion! I didn't use heavy black eyeliner but really just used a black gel liner to enhance the lashline. This look can be worn out for a daytime occasion since it is very light and only using a few colors. The entire look can be done with just the ELF Butternut Quad, so if you are looking for a great inexpensive quad I recommend checking it out!

Here is the look I came up with!

So lets get started! 
First prime your eyelid using your favorite primer, then add a thin layer of a cream color base. I used a shimmery cream from a Avon trio in Dreamy


Taking the peachy color from the ELF Butternut Quad (I depoted the shadows in case you are wondering), apply that on the inner corner. 


Taking a peachy color that's less shimmery and apply it all over the lid. I used Essence Urban Messages Eyeshadow in 03 Peace It.


Taking a cream bronzey-brown shade on a tapered pencil brush, apply that on the outer corner and taking it up into the crease. This will help bring out the powder shadows, just make sure to apply a really thin layer and blend it out. I used the same Avon trio in Dreamy.


I took a shimmery bronze color and applied it over the cream shadow, I used Essence Eyeshadow in 35 Party All Night.


Just to darken up the crease I took the darkest brown from the Elf Butternut Quad and applied it lightly over in the outer corner with the same pencil brush. Make sure to blend everything out.


Now we are going to highlight! Taking a light shimmery cream color apply that on the inner corner and directly under the arch of your eyebrow. I used Shade 1 from the MUA Heaven & Earth Palette. I also applied a copper color on the lower lashline from the same palette. Then I took an orange pencil and applied it in the waterline, I used the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in 13 Remember Amber.


For lining the lashline I used the Essence Gel Liner in Midnight in Paris (Read my review here) on a really thin flat brush. This brush is great for really getting into the lashline and making a thin delicate line. Apply the liner really close to the lashes. 

For Mascara I applied MUA's Extreme Curl in Black brown. I also used a Christine's Black/brown pencil just to darken up the lower lashline.

So I hope you all liked this look! I hope this was an easy look for everyone to achieve. Let me know if you will be trying this out or if there are any other products you would like to recommend keeping with the brown and peach color scheme.

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Lips,

[REVIEW] Rouge Bunny Rouge Color Burst Lipstick in Scrumptiously Devious

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 12 Comments

Rouge Bunny Rouge is a cult brand that started in London. Their makeup is inspired from the Victorian era- with fairy tale names and whimsical stories that describe their products. For today I will be reviewing a Hue Of Enchantment in the shade Scrumptiously Devious
Rouge Bunny Rouge describes Scrumptiously Devious as "Bestselling satin-finish cool lavender-pink with a warm golden opalescence - Inspired by the colours of pomegranate skin, cool with a warm impression"


Rouge Bunny Rouge Says:

The fiercely beautiful royal dragonflies from the Enchanted Garden inspired us to concoct this glorious beam of a lipstick for you. 

Their buzzing intensity has been poured into the most vividly delectable hues imaginable, to make your lips appear instantly fuller, and bewitchingly luminous. There are enough shades to satisfy even your strongest colour cravings. The exact texture for every one of these wearable, yet intensely powerful and pigment-dense shades has been carefully chosen so that each can have its most fitting expression. Whichever you choose, you’ll be sure to stand out like a bird of paradise amongst a field of sparrows. Go ahead and cast a boldly magical spell!

The easy glide, hydrating formula ensures superb comfort and softness. Enriched with Vitamin E, to nourish and protect from dryness and ageing. 

With three separate formulas, depending on the texture, coverage and finish, all are suffused with botanical extracts such as Orchid Flower extract, Meadowfoam, Manoi Butter or Inca Inchi oil.

Packaging:
I absolutely adore how cute and study the packaging is. It comes in a sleek black metal case with some white floral designs across the bottom. The entire packaging is metal which gives the lipstick a sophisticated feel. 
Swatch:
I would describe Scrumptiously Devious as a pink nude with gold shimmer. It is a very sheer finish so if your lips are dark it will not show up as much. I do prefer to wear this as a daytime lip-color because it has a very nice golden sheen so I like wearing this without a gloss.
 Rouge Bunny Rouge Color Burst Lipstick in Scrumptiously Devious Swatch
Rouge Bunny Rouge Color Burst Lipstick in Scrumptiously Devious Swatch
To Sum it up:
Scrumptiously Devious wears about 3 hours for me, I find that after an hour it starts to sink into the fine lines on my lips. It is a sheer finish so it really just enhances your natural lipcolor. It is hydrating and it feels like a lip balm so it does look nice without a gloss. It has an odd scent to it, which is kind of similar to a lip balm. Overall I really enjoy using this during the day since it is sheer.

Likes: 
- Sleek and sturdy Packaging
- Shade is perfect for daytime
- Hydrates lips
- Smooth application

Dislikes:
- Sinks into fine lines
- Doesn't last more than 3 hours
- Sheer
- Lip balmy scent

Rating: 4/5
Price: £22.00 Available online at Zuneta.com, they ship worldwide.

For more information you can find Rouge Bunny Rouge on Facebook and their website

What do you think of this Hue Of Enchantment from Rouge Bunny Rouge?


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nails,

[NAILS] piCture pOlish- Aphrodisiac

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 7 Comments

Hi everyone!

Some days I love going for dark vampy nails. On my nails today is a deep black purple shade from Picture Polish called Aphrodisiac. I love how they name their polishes. I wish that this polish has a bit more sparkles since it looks gorgeous in the bottle but on my nails it shows up as a creme finish. I took a photo with flash which shows a bit of the sparkles.


If you are interest in Picture Polish you can check them out here.


What do you think of this dark purple polish?

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events,

The Missed Rouge Bunny Rouge Blogger Meetup

Thursday, January 12, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 8 Comments

This past Sunday was the Rouge Bunny Rouge Blogger meet up that would've include RabeeyahRakhshandaRuqaiyaSara and I. After the first Karachi blogger meetup Rouge Bunny Rouge offered to arrange a special meetup with a range of products for us to try out! Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it because my dad fell ill that morning so he couldn't take me. In the sadness of missing out a wonderful event I ended up getting the items today so here is what I received!


Color Burst Lipsticks

  • Word of Mouth
  • Scrumptiously Devious
Original Skin Blush
  • Gracilis
I will definitely be doing reviews of these little gems! 
Thank you so much Rouge Bunny Rouge for arranging the meetup for us! 

If you want to see photos of the event you can check out Rakshanda's post hereSara post here, and Ruqaiya's post here.

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Glamorous Cosmetics,

[REVIEW] Glamorous Cosmetics--Long Stay Lipsticks

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 13 Comments

Glamorous Cosmetics is a cruelty free brand based in the United States but formulates its products from Europe. They offer a wide range of affordable products from nail polishes to foundation. Today I will be reviewing the Long Stay Lipsticks in Two Lips, Sure Thing, Sunblind which promise a lasting lip color for thoes late nights.


About Glamorous Cosmetics
Glamorous offers everyday women the ability to indulge in the exotic, delivering beauty and youth from Athens. Simplifying morning routines and beauty budgets alike, the brand combines innovative products at prices beauty buffs can afford.
Glamorous Cosmetics began in 2005, formulating products in Athens, Greece, expanding throughout Eastern Europe and Balkans and are now offering these revolutionary European creations within the United States. The collection has three different lines which include Glamorous, G by Glamorous and Supreme, each providing a unique color spectrum. All of our makeup is produced in-house in accordance to the highest standards and regulations of the European Cosmetics Directive and is animal friendly.
With over one hundred nail polishes, amazingly pigmented and moisturizing lip wear, eye enhancing shadows and much more, the Glamorous experience is forever changing. Immerse your skin in the natural minerals of the earth and reveal the Greek goddess within.
Long Stay Lipstick in Two Lips -14, Sure Thing -17, Sunblind -7

What Glamorous Cosmetics Say:
Our Glamorous Long Stay Lipstick was formulated for the most demanding lips. This amazing lipstick is infused with vitamins A & E and combines color, texture, hydration and protection while offering a lasting application for those long days and nights! Special thin case designed for easy transport. 22 colors to choose from!
Size:
1.5g



All of these lipsticks have a matte finish but still provide moisture which is why they show up smooth on the lips. Two Lips is a soft rosey pink. Sure Thing is a cherry red. Sunblind is a peachy pink.
Long Stay Lipstick in Two Lips -14 Swatch
Long Stay Lipstick in Sure Thing -17 Swatch
Long Stay Lipstick in Sunblind -7 Swatch

To Sum it up:
I wouldn't say these are long lasting. I find that with matte finish lipsticks they do generally last longer. I really like how easily these apply and very smoothly. You do have to apply a few layers to get a opaque color, they aren't sheer. They are not drying at all but I find that these sink into my lips and after a few hours it doesn't feel like I have anything on. These lasted about 4 hours on my lips without a lipliner but I am sure if I used a lipliner they would last longer. These have a scent which I can't pinpoint but it is somewhat fruity that might be bothersome if you don't like scented lip products. These contain 1.5g of product which is half the amount you would get in a normal lipstick so these will get used up pretty fast.


Likes:
- Smooth application
- Hydrates lips
- Doesn't dry out lips after use
- Lasts 4+ hours
- Opaque 


Dislikes:
- Contains less product


Rating: 4/5
Price: $7.00


For more information check out Glamorous Cosmetics on their websiteTwitter, Facebook, or YouTube.



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Lips,

[REVIEW] Liz Earle Sheer Pink Lip Shimmer

Monday, January 09, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 14 Comments

During the winter’s our lips are the most prone to dryness. Moisturizing them is really important so when I saw the Liz Earle Sheer Pink Lip Shimmer I wanted to try this since it states to be a shimmery lip salve. 

The lip shimmer is a light lip balm formula that comes in a pink pot. It has the slightest shimmer but on my lips it doesn’t show up. For those with lighter lips this will be perfect for an everyday lip balm.

Liz Earle Say:
Lips have never looked so enticing than with our ‘barely there’ shimmering lip salve. Ultra-conditioning and enriched with a softly sparkling rose sheen to make lips irresistible.
Apply to bare lips with fingertips
Naturally active ingredients include vitamin E, rosehip oil to help lock in moisture and neroli oil for its uplifting and restorative properties.


I am not a huge fan of lip products which I have to use my finger to get the product, it’s unhygienic and a bit annoying to stick my finger in to get product. The texture of the product is really unique, it’s a solid but dissolves once you rub your finger to get some product. 

When applied, it doesn't feel like a normal lip balm but you can feel more oil's in the product. The scent of the product is really organic, it doesn't have any artificial fruity scent which might be bothersome to some. I like applying this on top of lipsticks since it gives a nice hydrated feel without it being overly glossy.

Overall I think this is a nice product to use everyday if you don't mind using your fingers for application. My lips feel well hydrated even after the product wears off from my lips.

5g pot priced at £4.75
For more Information Liz Earle Can be found on Facebook and Twitter along with their website






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