[SWATCH] Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Sidrah Beauty 1 Comments



Liquid lipsticks have been all the rage in the recent years, with every brand releasing their own type. Whenever I fall in love with a lip product, I end up getting a wide range of colors from the range (i.e. my obsession with Wet N’ Wild Megalast lipsticks). When I first tried out BauHau5 from the Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick range, I fell in love! I end up purchasing a few more and then received a couple of minis free with my order from KatVonDBeauty.com.

…and let me tell you that these are so my favorite! I've been on a gotta catch em' all kinda obsession lately.
 
Packaging
Each Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick comes in a slim, black box. The body of the box has a rose design while the word “EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK” is printed in silver foil letters and stamped on the box. The name and colour of the lipstick shade are printed on a sticker-like material and pasted at the end of the box.

 
Formula:
The formula for all of these are consistent throughout, usually some darker colors tend to look patchy but all of these have a beautiful consistency. The texture is liquidy and not at all moussey, and they dry very matte but without any cracks on the lips. They feel so lightweight on the lips and they will fade after eating anything oily, otherwise these stay put for hours! I love wearing Double Dare to the office and it stays on comfortably past lunch. The only one that I have to layer on is BauHau5, even in the swatch you can see some patchiness but it's not at all prominent on the lips.

Overall these are some of my go-to liquid lipsticks when I don't want to fuss with a bold lip color. I ended up getting the mini's as a gift with purchase when I ordered from the website directly. The full size are $20 each but the minis will last you a while!

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Hair Products,

Sunsilk Wedding Diaries!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Sidrah Beauty 0 Comments

We all know how important the wedding season is to us, whether it's a family member or a close friend. So when it comes to hair, who honestly has a hard time figuring our a hairstyle? 

Sunsilk has introduced its signature wedding hair trends for the season. As Pakistanis, our cultural wedding festivities span over a week or two with multiple events occurring back and forth. It gets stressful for young girls to ensure that they don’t look the same at every function. The versatility comes about from their dresses and the way they make their hair.

In a 60 second commercial directed by Farooq Mannan, Sunsilk projects the complete wedding look by guiding girls on how to be flexible with their hair using Sunsilk’s pink variant shampoo, thick and long. Thick and long hair can allow you to play with your hair anyway that you want promising less damage and healthy hair that look beautiful tied or let loose. 

Can we talk about the beautiful dresses in the ad? The model Hania Amir was styled by Yelli and the three glamorous dresses were designed by Sania Maskatiya for Mayun and Mehndi and Nomi Ansari for the Shaadi. The melodious song being sung in the background was by Rachel Viccaji. 
I've been a fan of Sunilk's range of shampoos and there's no doubt the wedding season is going to be a game-changer for our hair styles. Taking Point PR sent over a few goodies, I already know that Sunsilk shampoos are great especially during the drier weather seasons. If you've tried the new Lusciously Thick and Long shampoo and conditioner, it's worth checking out during the wedding season.

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Elemis,

[REVIEW] Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Saturday, January 07, 2017 Sidrah Beauty 2 Comments



Getting older as much as we hate to admit it, our skin immediately starts to show signs of aging. Out of all of the moisturisers I’ve tried out, the Elemis brand is one that always impresses me. From their Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm that I've used consistently before foundation, their range is one that you'd fall in love with! The Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is targeted towards anti-ageing benefits that has been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and hydration in 15 days.
Product Claims:
The unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica has been shown to dramatically increase the quantity of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) within the skin. By special cell communication, these water-attracting GAGs are responsible for skin moisturisation, improving suppleness, firmness and  elasticity. In addition, Ginkgo Biloba providing superior free-radical protection has been blended with precious Rose and Mimosa Absolutes, thus creating the ultimate anti-ageing cream from ELEMIS.





Let's Talk About it:
As most of us who are well aware of how important collagen is in the appearance of our skin, once we reach our mid or late twenties loss of collagen increases drastically. This cream works by causing your body to produce more collagen to the applied area. The cream is extremely luxurious with the consistency and texture after it’s been absorbed into the skin. The scent of the cream is very soft and floral, especially using it before bed was not overpowering. The consistency isn’t like other creams as it’s light enough to hydrate the skin and not clog poresFor more information I've written all about removing blackheads over at Lady Qs.

I have been using this consistently for over 2 months specifically on my neck and face. I normally use Rose Hip Oil as a night time moisturizer which has worked well for pigmentation, but using this my skin has become softer but I wish it would have lighten acne markets and darkness around my under eyes. Best part is that it completely absorbs into the skin when you wake up, not leaving any greasy residue whatsoever. It works well on the hands too! My skin feels moisturized and plumper every morning.

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