Tik-Tok made me buy this viral SHEGLAM color bloom liquid blush!
SHEGLAM Color Bloom Liquid Blush review.
One day while scrolling the Tik-Tok feed, I kept seeing a tiny blush used by various tiktokkers. I was fascinated with the packaging of this blush – hexagonal bottle with a dense doe-foot sponge applicator. I was never a big fan of liquid or cream blushes but after using this I have fallen in love with Sheglam color bloom liquid blush.
SHEGLAM COLOR BLOOM LIQUID BLUSHES
What it is?
“Like a drink for your cheeks, our luxe liquid blush adds a bloom of beautiful color and nourishing ingredients， like Vitamin C, to your complexion. Its gel-cream formula and sponge tip infuse color effortlessly into your skin for a plumping and oh-so-pretty effect.” – SHEGLAM
What did I like about SHEGLAM Color Bloom Liquid Blushes?
Highly pigmented and the consistency of the liquid blush. It doesn’t have a drip-like consistency which makes it very convenient to use.
Price. Price. Price. As a makeup enthusiast or someone who wants to try new makeup or someone who doesn’t want to splurge this price point is a winner.
SHEGLAM products are cruelty-free.
What did I not like about SHEGLAM?
Delivery time! I had to wait for good 15 days to get the products. Honestly, it takes away all the excitement to try a new product.
My Thoughts: SHEGLAM Color Bloom Liquid Blushes are highly pigmented with a subtle luminous finish. The blush costs just $5 but as I purchased during a sale, I ended up paying $6 for 2 blushes. The two shades I purchased are Love Cake and Risky Business. I also tried SHEGLAM Sun Sculpt Liquid Contour – Warm Honey and it also lived to my expectations. I am about to exhaust these blushes. I am going to repurchase them (maybe add some other shades in my collection).
Today, I received SHEGLAM Birthday Skin Primer in the package. This primer is considered a dupe for the high-end Tatcha Silk Canvas primer. I have tried Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer (travel size) before and I loved using it as it has a velvety smooth finish. While I feel that it’s hard to find a dupe for the Tatcha silk canvas primer, I do not mind trying a $6 primer.
Stay tuned for a detailed review of SHEGLAM Birthday Skin Primer.
Huda Beauty New Matte Power Bullet Lipstick – El Cinco De Mayo is redder than your lipstick!
Is it brown girl approved red?
Raise your hand if you agree – Red lipstick is always the correct choice!
Hello, my lovelies! One of my favorite quotes is -” Life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been a real-life you would have been instructed where to go and what to do.” Since we do not come with an instruction manual, I feel we should try everything under the sun. And that’s why I feel red lipstick is always a correct choice and it’s one color that every girl should try.
I have tried many red lip colors from warm-toned to cool-toned red. If you like it – you – like – it.
Now, I am sure you are also aware that I like Huda Beauty products. This brand has never disappointed me when it comes to makeup. I haven’t tried Huda’s skincare brand so I can’t comment on it. I tried Huda Beauty New Matte Power Bullet Lipstick – El Cino De Mayo on several occasions.
At first, I didn’t like the application of the lipstick as it doesn’t glide the way you expect a lipstick to glide on. But after the second and third applications, I started liking the formula. It gives a velvety finish – the power punch.
I always my lips with lip liner and then apply the lipstick. This makes the application easier and mess-free. If you want to get a glossy look then you can apply a gloss over your lipstick. It brings out a beautiful glossy look.
Overall, I liked this lipstick as it looks gorgeous on me. I contour my lips with a darker shade and fill my lips with Huda Beauty Power Bullet lipstick.
Huda Beauty New Matte Power Bullet Lipstick – El Cinco De Mayo
A warm-toned powerful sunny red gives a beautiful payoff and it is hydrating at the same time. It is a perfect Christmas red lipstick that will compliment any skin tone. It is a highly pigmented lip color that comes in beautiful square-shaped packaging with a diamond-shaped tip.
What did I like about Huda Beauty New Matte Power Bullet Lipstick?
1. It’s highly pigmented and has got a beautiful payoff on the lips.
2. It’s hydrating. Matte lip colors can be a little annoying.
3. It comes in gorgeous packaging – squared shaped bullet with a diamond-shaped tip.
4. It has a very lightweight feel that I absolutely love.
5. It gives a velvety finish – that makes it a perfect matte lipstick in my collection. It doesn’t look very dry and streaky on its application.
What I don’t like about Huda Beauty New Matte Power Bullet Lipstick?
1. It’s not transfer-proof so you’ll get those beautiful lipstick marks on your clothes and glasses.
2. It lasts only for 4-6 hrs. This isn’t a problem for me as I don’t go out for more than 6 hours but I hate retouching my lip color.
3. There isn’t much product in the lipstick. When I twisted the lipstick, I was amused to see how small it is. It’s like paying for a mini version of the lipstick at a price of full-sized.
Always exfoliate your lips before applying this lipstick. You don’t want to expose dry flaky lips while wearing a beautiful red color. Also, it gives a long-lasting smooth application.
And no – I am not talking about brushing your lips violently. You can DIY a lip exfoliator or get a product for a smoother and healthier pout.
You can read some Positive Affirmations to supercharge your 2022 here.
“If something touches the core of our soul, it is remembered forever and affects whatever comes afterward”- Aleph by Paulo Coelho.
As I was flipping the pages of my quotes collection, I paused for a while and started to reflect on it. When was the last time a product touched your soul? Can a product erase the scarring left on your heart? Can Bio-Oil be an answer? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have my soul touched too often when it comes to a skincare product.
Let me tell you a small story of my life. When I was 10 years old, my brother and I were playing in the garden, when accidentally I got a long cut on the left side of my face. I still remember I tried not to cry even though there was blood everywhere as I didn’t want my brother to panic. The pain made me concentrate on one thing I shouldn’t be concentrating on- I have to live with this scar forever.
I still live with this scar but I am proud of it now as it didn’t scar my soul.
How would you feel when you are asked about your scar constantly? Instead of being angry, you’d probably ignore it and try every remedy in the world to erase it- from your life. I wish I had a product like Bio-Oil in my life back then. I strongly feel that this product would have acted as a magic wand to erase the fresh scar.
Is it the miracle oil I was looking for?
What makes my experience with Bio Oil stand out above all the rest of skincare products?
Here is my in-depth review of a hydrating pink oil, Bio-Oil:
What is Bio-Oil?
“Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. Its advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin OilTM, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging skin and dehydrated skin.” – Bio Oil Health
It is a face and body oil.
What it does?
Bio-Oil moisturizes extremely dry skin and helps the appearance of scars. It claims to improve scars, uneven skin tone, dehydrated skin and aging skin.
What are the ingredients?
How does it feel?
When I opened the bottle of Bio-Oil, the first thing I noticed was the fragrance. At first, I have to admit that I didn’t like it but after every use, I started liking the aroma. The oil itself is orange in color and it’s packaged in a plastic bottle.
When you apply Bio-Oil to the skin it feels soft and a bit greasy but it absorbs fast as you start massaging it. A little goes a long way!
I’m neither pregnant nor am I using it for stretch marks, so I am not going to talk about those claims. Also, I feel stretch marks that are embedded deep in the skin cannot go easily or fade overnight.
My problem area is my chin which has uneven skin tone and acne spots. I usually get acne only on my chin and I had six little black devils when I started using Bio-Oil. Yes! I count my acne spots. After using it every night for a week, my acne scars have started to fade and my chin area is getting better. I found it to be one of the most effective and quick healers for scars and uneven skin tone.
I love massaging my face with facial oils at night. It has become a staple night-time routine that I follow religiously. I now use it every night and wake up to glowy, dewy, hydrated skin – sounds cliched but true.
Another interesting tidbit: Use it underneath your foundation and it will act as a primer.
One more thing that I absolutely love about this cult-classic oil is that it is more effective than products twice its price. This baby is not pricey. You can find Bio-Oil in pharmacy, supermarket and online.
WhatI didn’t like?
Even though I loved this product, there are a couple of things that I need to mention here.
a) Mineral Oil or Paraffinum Liquidum is one of the ingredients of the product. If you are super-conscious about ingredients and have issues with mineral oil then you need to check it out before using it. Personally, I don’t have any problem with it.
b) Don’t expect overnight results. I thought it is important to mention here that even though Bio-Oil comes with cult status, it mentions that apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months to get the desired results. Use consistently to get the results.
This oil in the light pink bottle gets a thumbs up from me as it has delivered quick results in fading my acne spots. But I am still not sure if it can do some miracle to erase the scar on my face too (which I doubt). You start trusting a product and you think you’ve got a magic wand, but you haven’t. There are deep routed scars that don’t vanish, they are there to show your journey. However, words kill, and I will continue using it for next three months to experience the result. As of now, I am going to use this hydrating light-pink oil and get rid of acne scars and uneven skin-tone.
Have you tried Bio-Oil? What do you think about the product? Do you have any questions regarding this product? Let me know in the comment section.
Lots of Love
Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
“The first time I saw it, my heart fell. The second time I saw it, my heart fell. The third time, fourth time, fifth time and every time since, my heart has fallen.” I am obsessed with Makeup Revolution Blush Palette – Sugar and Spice. It is indeed a beauty lovers dream. This my very first Makeup Revolution purchase and I must admit that it didn’t let down my expectation.
What it is?
Makeup Revolution Blush Palette- sugar and spice is a palette that contains 8 blush colors with a mix of pink and earthy shades along with 2 shimmer powders.
What I liked?
If you are a beginner, then this palette is a holy grail as it gives you a good variety of colors that you can try. I loved the buttery texture of the blush which is very easy in application. It blends out beautifully and effortlessly. Color pay-off was also good, it didn’t move for good 7-8 hours. It will look good on any skin-tone. Oh boy! Did I forget to talk about two baked shimmer blushes. They are just beautiful!
You can’t beat this highly pigmented palette because of its price. I am yet to find a good drugstore blush palette. Please let me know if you know any.
What I didn’t like?
I didn’t like the plastic packaging of the palette. Apart from that first two colors in the palette are not as good as others.
For the price I paid for this palette, I am quite impressed with the purchase. It has some incredibly good shades of blush that will look good on medium to dark skin tone. This blush stays put for 7-8 hours and I can comfortably say that it is as good as Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12 hour’s blush.
Go get it, right now!
Have you tried Makeup Revolution Blush palette? What is your favorite blush palette? Comment and let me know.
Hello Lovelies, November is a very special month for me. I am going to celebrate my seven-year anniversary this month. It is a bigger milestone than some people might realise as hubby dear and I took seven vows and seven circles around fire, seven years ago. It is our Copper anniversary. So, I had a big reason to indulge in some good makeup (Blink!). I was contemplating to buy Huda Beauty Rose Gold eyeshadow palette or Anastasia Beverly Hills Master palette by Mario but I ended up buying Morphe Brushes 35F – Fall into frost palette.
I haven’t made my affections for makeup artist and YouTube star, Jaclyn Hill, a secret. This girl knows beauty and when she did a tutorial on Morphe Brushes 35O palette, I was keen to buy it. But it is one palette that is always “Out of stock”. I have never tried any product of Morphe brushes so I thought to try Morphe Brushes 35F- Fall into frost palette which was launched early this year.
Here are my thoughts on Morphe Brushes 35F palette:
What it is?
Morphe Brushes 35F – Fall into frost is an eyeshadow palette with 28 shimmery metallic shades and 7 matte shades. Morphe Brushes on its website says:
“Featuring 7 all-new highly pigmented matte shades and 28 rich metallic colors, this is the palette you will reach for to wake up your looks with a touch of eye-catching shimmer. The 7 matte colors offer necessary neutrals from flesh toned to black and ensure an effortless, well-blended look every time.”- https://www.morphebrushes.com/products/35f
How does it feel?
Just take a minute and admire all the shades this palette offers. It has a beautiful selection of colors to complement “Fall” or “Winter” fashion. First row has a mix of highlight shades that can not only be used on eyes but also on high points of your face. There are insanely pigmented colors in this palette like Cranberry, raspberry, copper, gold, rose gold, champagne, etc. All the shimmers are extremely pigmented and buttery.
Last row is dedicated to 7 matte shades which are more like a transition and base shades. I absolutely loved the feel of these eyeshadows as they are smooth, easy to build and blend.
What I like?
I was contemplating to buy Huda Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow palette and Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario for a season of celebration. Instead I bought this as it is a perfect dupe to these high-end palettes at a very reasonable price. Quality of this palette is as good as high-end eyeshadows (if not more). I experienced little fall-out during application and I can completely understand that as these are highly pigmented eyeshadows. But this is something I experienced with my Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 too.
These eyeshadows are highly pigmented and stays put for a long time. But if you want to get a better result, then wear it with a good primer. I took one eyeshadow from each row and swatch it on my hand. Intense!
What I didn’t like?
There is nothing to dislike about Morphe Brushes 35F palette except couple of things that can be overlooked.
35F palette came in a cardboard packaging and was protected by a bubble-wrap. This palette comes in a very simple plastic packaging with the logo in the front and 35F sticker on the back. It is extremely thin and comes without a mirror. But the only reason I ignored it because of the price I paid.
Why? But Why Morphe brushes eyeshadows do not have any name? This becomes annoying to point out which eyeshadow I am talking about. Common we all need names! Here are 7 eyeshadows that I liked from the palette and I don’t know what to call them!
What is the price and where can I find it?
This is a game changer. I paid AED 119 for 35 highly pigmented and good quality eyeshadows. Isn’t it a great buy!
What it is about being a mom and a sleep deprived mammal? I thought about it several times after my baby was born. Unlike any other job, motherhood doesn’t come with any vocational training course. We learn and unlearn several times, still we don’t get the recipe to become a perfect mother. I may regret lack of sleep and exhausting days but I treasure the affection I get from my two-year-old girl. No, this post is not about motherhood. Lack of sleep presented not a beautiful gift, “DARK CIRCLES”. I refused to live with dark circles so I invested in a good concealer and an under eye cream. I am going to talk about a product that helped me look better and less sleep deprived, zombie. I have been using CLINIQUE ALL ABOUT EYES RICH for past three months and I can see slight improvement in my dark circles.
“No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone’s eyes”- Paulo Coelho
5 REASONS TO TRUST CLINIQUE ALL ABOUT EYES RICH
Clinique is the first dermatologist tested cosmetic brand. It was launched in 1968 after an article in US Vogue discussed whether great skin can be achieved through a proper skin care regime. Estee Lauder’s daughter-in-law is one of the three people who conceptualised and developed a brand that bought “dermatological” thinking to cosmetics. And yes, it is a brand of Estee Lauder Companies.
What it is?
CLINIQUE ALL ABOUT EYES RICH claims that it diminishes the LOOK of circles, shadows, puff. Intensely moisturizes. It is allergy tested, 100% fragrance free and Ophthalmologist tested.
How does it feel?
The peach coloured cream is fragrance free and has a thick texture. Small amount of cream gives extra moisture boost to the skin which means that a small bottle lasts for long (wink*)
What I liked?
Love, love, love this product. To be very honest, I never expected a cream to reduce or vanish dark circles as this would have been a miracle. I expected it to just make it LOOK a little better and, boy, it delivered the promise. I have been using this product for last three months and I can see my dark circles getting lighter. I am not kidding but this cream has worked for my eyes. It hydrates my thirsty eyes and gives it a moisture boost that brightens the under eye skin. Hey, it isn’t greasy as well. It definitely strengthen the delicate skin around the eye and it is also a good base for concealer.
What I disliked?
I am not impressed with the packaging of this product. I think this product requires a pump bottle packaging so that you don’t have to insert your finger in the jar. I find this product to be expensive but considering the fact that small jar lasts longer, I am in my happy zone.
Overall, I will give CLINIQUE ALL ABOUT EYES RICH rating of 4/5. It is an excellent product to rejuvenate and moisturise thin skin under the eye. Even though it cannot completely vanish dark eye circles,it will definitely improve fine lines and the appearance of dark circles. In my case it has worked like a miracle, however, I would not recommend this product if you want to completely erase dark circles.
My final thought about this product:
“No man is rich enough to buy back his past”- Oscar Wilde
Have you tried CLINIQUE ALL ABOUT EYES RICH? What are your views of the product? What is your favorite eye cream?
I don’t know how to categorize one of the world’s most loved brands, Anastasia Beverly Hills. I have a love-hate relationship with this brand. There are few products that I use daily and I can’t live without. There are, also, products that I regret buying. Then, there are products I don’t have in my past, but I want to have it in my future. And they are at the top of my CRAZY wishLIST. Today, I am going to talk about Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in the shade Retro Coral. I bought this color because there was a love at first sight. It is a GORGEOUS color. This is not my first Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick. I, proudly, possess BLOODLINE shade from the same collection and I love it.
1. What is Anastasia Beverly Hills?
Anastasia Beverly Hills was founded by Anastasia Soare in 1997 and it is one of the most loved cosmetics brand company. Anastasia Soare was first to introduce brow shaping based on her patented “GOLDEN RATIO”. ABH has a wide range of beauty products from brows to makeup. ABH’s contour kit, glow kit and brow wiz are the most loved products from this company.
2. What is the product?
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick is a full –coverage matte lipstick in liquid form. This formula stays true to color, delivers intense payoff, and stays put for hours. In a single swipe you can expect intense amount of pigments on your lips. Anastasia Soare says,”…it’s a must have for every busy woman on the go.”
3. How does it feel?
Retro Coral is a beautiful color but the formula isn’t the best. It is thin in consistency and requires multiple swipes to get the desired color. This is not my first lipstick from the collection, I have Bloodline as well and I just love it. Bloodline is highly pigmented and one stroke gives beautiful color. If you have dry lips then you might experience dry patches and uneven lines.
It is not just the formula that annoyed me. I was disappointed with the difficult application of the product. It takes time to dry and if it doesn’t dry in desired time then it gets spoiled. If you are a busy woman who doesn’t have time for the application of lipstick then this color is not for you.
Here are two tips to use this product.
a. Use a lip liner and contour your lips. Then it is easy to apply it. Define your boundaries!
b. Give it some time to dry. 30-45 seconds are enough.
4. How long does it stay?
Before writing any review, I make sure that I do the EAT & DRINK TEST. It failed miserably in this test. I ate Thai green curry with rice and drank chilled Coke for lunch. When I came out of the restaurant my husband asked me if I needed to check my lips. Boom! It vanished from half of my lips and it looked awful! I just wiped it and applied Bloodline which survived Eat & Drink Test with flying colors.
5. What I didn’t like?
I have realized that ABH has a different formula for light and dark color lipsticks. Lighter colors are more liquidy and tricky in application. It requires few coats to get the desired result. It is not as long lasting as Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. It can make your lips a little dry so it is better to prime your lips before application.
Overall I will give 3/5 to Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick – Retro Coral
I have given a rating of 3 as the color is beautiful. It turns out to be the most romantic color. Also, I hated this lip color when I purchased it but when I mastered the trick of application I found it really good. I will not buy any lighter shades from ABH’s liquid lipstick collection as I don’t want to spend time on the application of the product.
Have you tried Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in lighter shade? What do you think is the best way to apply this lip color?
“You have to buy this new KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIPSTICK . It is AHHHHHMAZZINNG!”, I tell Ms.A like a lunatic over the phone. Oh! I forgot to introduce you to my gorgeous cousin who doesn’t like the idea of “MAKEUP”. She loves her Victoria Secret’s lip gloss and Maybelline Colossal Kajal. That’s it! On the contrary, I love make up and I can call myself, comfortably, a makeup hoarder.
She gives me a dewy-eyed look. “Di (Sis), please don’t start with this again. If you want me to try it out then write a review. I will surely consider.”
I have never seen her giving me an opportunity to continue with my make up conversation. “I guess this is the best thing I can do. I will write a review. Then I will ask you to buy it.”
END OF CONVERSATION
Here is my review of the product that I recently bought and I have gone mad ever since. 5 reasons to buy KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK
1. Who is Kat Von D?
Mr. Wiki says Kat Von D, is an American tattoo artist, model, musician, entrepreneur, and television personality. I remember watching Kat Von D as tattoo artist on LA Ink, TLC and I absolutely loved her. When you look at her, you can connect immediately with her bold, creative, unapologetic and outspoken avatar. Her makeup line has the same attributes.
2. What it is?
KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK is a long wear, matte liquid lipstick with full coverage. It is highly pigmented lip color that glides like a gloss but dries to a true matte finish. I purchased it in the color EXORCISM which is like a deep brick red color or close to a ripened blackberry. It is infused with vitamin E and sunflower seed;you can wear it comfortably without making your lips dry.
3. How does it feel?
I like the packaging of the product. It has rose pattern and it looks like a tattoo. I found the application of this product a little tricky as I am not use to wearing darker lipcolor. It glides like a gloss on lips and then within seconds its matte. After you apply it you don’t feel like wearing anything on your lips. It is as simple!
Hey wait, I have two tricks for you to get most out of this product:
(a) Moisturize or hydrate your lips before applying this product. If you have dry lips then please apply lip balm or Vaseline underneath.
(b)Use a lip liner. Then it will be very easy for you to apply the product.
4. How long does it stay?
It stays FOREVER! It survived a bottle of water, creamy pasta and wine. I felt no need to reapply as it is highly pigmented. I applied it at 6 pm in the evening and took it off at 3 am. If you notice the last picture of mine you will notice it starts to fade but it stayed there for 9 long hours.
5. What I didn’t like?
To be very honest I loved KAT VOND EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK . I think the only thing that annoyed me was the difficult application of the product. But I can’t complain as I bought a dark shade and it is always difficult to apply dark color.
Overall I will give this product 4.5/5
Lolita is the fastest selling lipstick in KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK collection. It is a beautiful shade and if you get it DON’T MISS IT!
You can get this lipstick from Sephora or you can order it online from Kat Von D Beauty website.
Kat Von D is such a gorgeous lady. Look how she contours her lip in this video: