Sunny summers are slowly giving way to airy autumn-winter. The summer of 2014 was one of the worst I’ve ever experienced in my life- and the hottest. Delhi Summers and the dreaded hot air ‘Loo’. No fun I should say.My hair was almost always tied into bun and I couldn’t think of wearing a jean or anything that sticks on to the body. I was sweating all over and my my…I totally kept any makeup to bare minimum.
Been getting so many requests to write on the quick get ready routine and the products that I use for it. I thought I shall jot down the stuff I used in the summer, as now I have added up few more stuff that the climate change comes with. So here we go…
I’ve not put it in the usual Product Review Format as there are too many products being reviewed here, and it is a Routine rather than a full product review. Though I shall be briefing you on how I use it and how good it is.
- Garnier White Complete 3 in 1 Wash-Scrub-Mask (INR 179)
- OLAY Natural White 3 in 1 Fairness Serum (INR 89)
- Lakme Insta Liner- Water Resistant Liner (INR 100)
- Nivea Fruity Shine Lipbalm- Strawberry (INR 99)
- ColourBar Matte Lipstick- Two for Tango (INR 475)
- Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush- Creamy Cinnamon (INR 265)
- Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara (£10.00, Approx INR 1000)
- Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker- Punch Bowl ( £9.00, Approx INR 900)
- Lakme Eyeconic- White (INR 250)
The Garnier 3 in 1 Facial Scrub is a miracle when you are pressed for time (which I am always!). This stuff tightens your pores and gives you a sqeaky clean feel in less than 10 minutes(if you decide to use it as a facial pack). I’m sure most of you are familiar with this staple item. Summers call for a very light moisturizer that can stay on all day and still keep you covered- the UV, give a glow and a matte finish. I have a very Oily T- zone, and having a very light moisturizer was very important to me. That’s when I got this little magic portion- OLAY Natural White. It offers an instant glow to your face sans the oily feeling. It claims to have SPF in it, though I don’t trust it as the number is not mentioned. Though I would recommend this for those who have my same requirements. When I’m short of time- no foundation or Mineral powder for me. This stuff does good and keeps my face breathing. After this I like to put on some Lipbalm to prep up my lips. The Nivea Strawberry does the work pretty fine.
I move on to my Liner- the Winged Liner (Tutorial soon) I get asked by so many. I keep switching between Lakme Instaliner & Maybelline Gel Liner that comes in a pot. I know this depends on how wobbly your hands are. Anyhow these are what I use. Soon after I apply the white liner to my water line. I usually use Lóreal White Liner, but yea Lakme White Liner does the work as well. Now, many don’t know how important this step is; but Ladies try doing this and see the difference in how your eyes look. This one single light stroke opens up your eyes and gives you that sparkly eyes that you always needed- even when you are short of time. MUST TRY!!
I have been getting a lot of queries on my Lip Color and most of you know hoe much I love this one shade. Orange Red Lipsticks are the real deal for me. I wouldn’t even bother experimenting. Two For Tango will look stunning on fair to medium complexion girls but not sure about how it will look on dusky complexion. I find the pigment so rich and and a single stroke popping so much color; I could forgive it for not being so- long lasting. I prefer topping it off with a little gloss either NYX or Soap & Glory. Now if I decide to skip the Lip color, I would just dab on a little of the Sexy Mother Pucker. This one really pumps up my lips and gives it body and color.
I should really tell you how much I love this British Brand- Soap & Glory. Every single of their products are absolute gorgeous!! I love their Thick & Fast Mascara if I wanna add some drama to my eyes. Sometimes this baby has carried me through without even the need of a eyeliner. I finish off my 5 minute makeup brushing on the Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush. I love this cutie, cuz the colour is so beautiful and I can apply with my fingers- even in the car- when I’m already late.. Hehe… So yea, the lazy lady’s makeup routine ends with a splash of some perfume and a run….
If you guys have any questions, please jot down on the comments and I’d be glad to answer. Hope to put in a lot of Products Reviews soon. Till then Stay Gorgeous Lovelies….