[REVIEW] Luscious Super Moisturizing lipstick in Daisy Pink

Sunday, December 30, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 15 Comments

Lipsticks have been my vice lately. Particularly hydrating lipsticks and since the weather has gotten drier I've been wearing a lot of lip balm so I figured lets give the popular Luscious Super Moisturizing lipstick a try.

Luscious Super Moisturizing lipstick in Daisy Pink Lip Swatch

Let's Talk About It:
I bought the shade Daisy Pink because I was looking for a very wearable rosy pink shade. The color is almost Your Lips But Better but it's slightly on the pale side for my pigmented lips. Never the less the color is super pretty for daily wear and of course it hydrates very nicely on the lips. The packaging of Luscious's products are always spot on, the lipstick comes in an sturdy silver packaging that's easy to travel with and its just a little bit smaller then their Signature lipstick.

The formula is very creamy and feels like a lip balm if not more emollient  As much as I prefer the feeling of a lightweight smooth lipstick, this didn't work that well for me. The lipstick feathers out from my lips if I apply more than a couple of layers. The lipstick just slips off which bothers me after I eat or drink because it feels like the lipstick is all over the place. It doesn't cling to my lips as a lipstick should. The wear time is about an hour for me, 2 hours max. If I eat or drink it'll practically disappear. I'm not sure how the darker shades wear compared to this lighter color. Whenever I do wear it I apply a thin layer just to hydrate my lips and it does a fairly good job of keeping them moist. 

Wearable colors

Average wear time if not less
Feathers from lips

Rating: 2.5/5

Price: 545rs



Wet n Wild and Revlon Haul!

Sunday, December 30, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 11 Comments

So I finally got my hands on some of the most wanted products of the year! 

I hauled these products from BeautyInBudget4u 
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey (1,099rs)
  • Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Pallete (720rs)
  • Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Pallete (720rs)
  • Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick- In the Flesh (300rs)

So far I am in love with everything I purchased. Stay tuned for a review on these gems. 



[REVIEW] Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Peach Me

Saturday, December 29, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 11 Comments

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Peach Me
With the winds getting colder and drier, my lips have been staying away from matte lipsticks and I gotta say Revlon know their stuff when it comes to hydrating lipsticks! Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Peach Me was on my wishlist since its the perfect muted shade of peach and well its Revlon!
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Peach Me
What Revlon Say
Infused with mega-moisturizers to seal in color and softness. Find your lip color amongst a dazzling array of 82 fabulous, fashionable shades!
- Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness
- Silky-smooth, creamy texture
- Stay true color wears evenly

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Peach Me

I love Revlon's packaging, the casing is very sturdy and comes with a see through glass top.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Peach Me Swatch
Let's Talk about it:
Peach me is a muted neutral peach with gold specks of shimmer, its more of a pearl finish instead of a frost. I really like how the shimmer gives more of a glossy effect instead of being all out disco ball on my lips. The shimmer is very smooth and doesn't feel gritty at all. It has an overall pearly effect which is very suitable for a daytime lip look. It’s very subtle and it works very well with my skintone, if you want to try out a peach lipstick this would be the one to start with. 

So is it hydrating? Well sort of, the Super Lustrous  formula is not the same as their Lip Butters but it is somewhat comfortable to wear if your lips are dry but its not too much that the lipstick slips off your lip. If you found the lip butters to be very glossy than this range might suit you. 

The application is smooth and takes two or three layers to build up color. If you  have pigmented lips I wouldn't suggest this shade. This wears a very average 2 hours just like the Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti with a lip liner it will last longer. The lipstick has no scent or taste at all, which is a plus for me. 

Overall I love this shade, it’s my go to lipstick for daytime but not at all long wearing! I definitely want to try out more shades from this range.

-Wide variety of shades
-Comfortable to wear
-Sturdy packaging
-Semi hydrating

-Not Long wearing

Rating: 4/5
Price: 1,050rs



[REVIEW] Proactiv Solution

Saturday, December 01, 2012 Sidrah!!!! 6 Comments

Proactiv has been around for years with huge celebrity followers from Jessica Simpson to Katy Perry. I remember first using the 3 step system when I was dealing with acne breakouts in my late teens. Back then a lot teenagers in the states were using this treatment to help cure their acne so I tried it and it didn't give me astonishing results. Now that Proactiv is available in Pakistan I gave it another try. 

What Proactiv Say:
  • Step 1: Renew
This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with new, exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide — featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging. 
  • Step 2: Revitalize
This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed -- not tight and dried out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone. 
  • Step 3: Repair 
The repairing treatment is a feather-light medicated lotion that gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the skin. It's an oil-free formula that's safe for your entire face. 
  • Refining Mask
The rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. It gently unplugs pores, heals existing blemishes, pampers inflamed skin and softens and refines the skin texture.

What I think:
Using these products brought back a lot of memories of dealing with acne. So now in my mid 20s these gave me different results. My skin is less sensitive to acne breakouts now but it's almost always caused by the environment. It's either pollution, oil build up or stress. Since the weather is more dry now, my skin is less prone to heavy oil build up caused by sweat. 

I've been using the 3 step system daily and after the first use I've noticed my skin feels smoother and less oil build up throughout the day. The Renewing Cleanser is a gentle exfoliating cleanser that has a water consistency. The tiny scrubbing particles is perfect for scrubbing off any dead skin cells. It includes micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide which gives the cleanser a very strong medicine scent. 

The Second step is the Revitalizing Toner which works great to removing any residue that was left behind from the cleanser. This is my favorite product to use since toner's are ideal for oil prone skin to reduce any oil throughout the day. The Repairing Lotion was my least favorite since it didn't have any SPF especially for being a day lotion. It's also a thin consistency and I mainly focus on applying this on my nose, chin and forehead. It didn't leave my skin feeling oily however it does hydrate.

The Refining Mask is perfect for those pesky pimples that pop up out of nowhere. I used this as a spot treatment on a breakout on my chin and left it on for about 10 mins after it dried. The mask tingles when applied and dries after 10 mins. I used this around my nose to see how it would work with my pores and it didn't really do anything to shrink them. For the breakout is did lessen the appearance of it. I used this all over my face and it was very difficult to wash off and it still left this white cast on my face. 

Overall the treatment would work best for those who are dealing with acne, having this skin care regimen would greatly reduce acne. For me it worked moderately since I don't have as much acne breakout. Though the treatment is pricey, it's suitable for those who are looking for an alternative to a medicated acne solution. 

Price: 5,500rs