Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette Review & Swatches

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette Review and Swatches

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette Review and Swatches

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette Review and Swatches

Maybelline just launched the Blushed Nudes Palette, which consists of 12, cool toned, eyeshadows. The colours are all generally pink toned, with shades ranging from soft rosy highlighters, rose gold, and pink toned light and dark greys. The colours are all light and shimmery. There are a few matte-like shades, but they have a slight hint of glimmer in them too.

The eyeshadows are very smooth, but not the most pigmented. The light colours take at least three layers for the colours to show up vividly with a finger swatch and you'll need to use a wet brush to get the desired intensity. The darker greys are much more pigmented, especially the last three shades. Since the texture of the eyeshadows is smooth, it's very blendable, but you need to keep adding back so that the colour doesn't fade away while you're blending.

The shades are very wearable but nothing exceptional that's why I am not blown away by the palette. It's nice but could have been better in terms of the shades and pigmentation. Some of the shades will look very similar when worn.

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The Blushed Nudes Palette is priced at Rs 899/- for 12 eyeshadows.
You can buy it here:

What do you think of the palette? Talk to me in the comments.
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Sebamed Deep Cleansing Facial Toner Review

Ever since I handed over my Plum Green Tea Toner to my mom, I've been itching to get a new one and the search began. I've looked high and low on the shelves at all of the beauty stores when I found this tucked in at a pharmacy. I read the description and my brain said bingo. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I have never been so excited about toner before.

This is the Sebamed Deep cleansing facial toner for acne prone skin. It is meant to combat pimples, blackheads, and skin impurities. The reason why it hit bingo was the point about "skin impurity". Now, even though I use an oil based cleanser and then wash my face with a face wash, I still felt that my pores weren't clean enough and I was too lazy to use clay mask every other day. I've been getting those tiny white bumps that I usually get if I sleep wearing my makeup or don't wash it off properly.

When I used this toner for the first time after I used an oil to remove my makeup and face wash to wash off the oil, the cotton pad turned brown. I STILL had makeup on my face. I washed my face again.

This is when I knew the Sebamed toner hit the right spot. Now every time I wash my face and then swipe a cotton pad drenched in this toner all over my face I am assured that my face is squeaky clean before I apply serum or moisturizer. I've been using this twice a week, every day for two weeks now.

This toner helps in removing excess sebum, oil and dirt particles. It also has a pH of 5.5 which helps in maintaining the skin's natural acid mantle, so that bacteria cannot grow in it. It also is very calming and soothes the skin. It is definitely one of my top 5 toners for oily/acne prone skin.

It is priced at Rs 400 and you can buy it here:
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Freedom Brow Pomade (Ash Brown) Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Dupe?

Hello everyone, its Fareeha from Freiha Writes and today I want to tell you about the only brow product I've been reaching for recently, the Freedom Eyebrow Pomade.

After hearing countless bloggers (including Debasree, of course) rave about the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, I really wanted to give it a try. However, the stuff is expensive and my budget did not permit a splurge on the cult Anastasia Dipbrow. I went on a hunt to find a dupe/alternative product and it led me to the Freedom pomade.

I own the shade Ash Brown, which is a perfect match for my brow hair. It is a lovely, cool toned deep brown shade that will work well for us Indian girls.
The texture of the pomade is perfect, not too creamy and not too dry. I use an angled brush to scrape out a little bit of product from the tiny glass pot to fill up my brows.

This little pot will last me a long time, since the pomade is so well pigmented that you need a tiny amount per brow. This product helps me fill up my brows in record time! Within two minutes, my brows are DONE! And let me tell you guys, once the pomade dries, it does not budge (trust me, it didn't melt off my face even during the hottest summer days!).

All in all, I'm very impressed with this product. I won't be buying the Anastasia pomade for a while, since the Freedom one is sooooo good! My only regret about this product is that I wish they included a brush to apply the pomade with the product. But I'm willing to let that pass, since the Freedom pomade gives me brilliant results at a fraction of the price of Anastasia!
I will definitely repurchase when I run out and I highly recommend that you guys check this out if you want to get your brows 'on fleek' in no time!

You can buy it online at Nykaa and Flipkart.

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LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer (Medium Beige) Review

Hey guys, its Fareeha from Freiha Writes and I have a confession to make. I've been leading a pretty unhealthy lifestyle these days. Drinking lots of Coke and Pepsi which are full of sugar and not getting enough sleep have been turning my skin into a mess. I have breakouts on my cheeks and jawline and I have dark circles under my eyes. Pretty much a nightmare.

To fake a healthy complexion, I've been relying completely on the LA Girl Pro Conceal concealer in Medium Beige. This stuff is a godsend! Packed in a squeeze tube, this concealer has a creamy consistency. I apply it under my eyes and on my acne spots liberally and blend it out using a damp Real Techniques Sponge.

The concealer has fantastic coverage! It hides my blemishes and under eye circles in a jiffy, without any heaviness or cakiness. It does not crease on my skin and lasts upto 8 hours easily. The shade Medium Beige has yellow and peach undertones which work for my medium/fair skin.

Dry skinned girls will need a bit of moisturizer under this concealer, but I imagine this concealer will work beautifully on all skin types.

LA Girl concealer is available in a wide variety of shades and I'm now eyeing up the darker shades (Toast/Beautiful Bronze) to try out my hand at cream contouring!

I'd recommend this concealer to everyone and I'm definitely getting myself a few backups!

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A guide to shopping at Lookfantastic India

I am so happy that Lookfantastic India has finally launched this Monday and to celebrate the launch I thought of putting together a list of products that I have my eye on, and things I want to recommend to you guys. Lookfantastic India has all the luxury beauty brands that are really hard to get your hands on here in India. Since it has so many amazing brands and products, things can get a little bit overwhelming, hence, you can consider this as a guide to shopping the site.

Lookfantastic India has free tracked shipping on purchase of Rs 6000 and above and a free gift worth Rs 3500 when you spend Rs 7500. You can also use the discount code "Debasree10" to avail 10% off in your orders.

Enjoy this list that I made, and I hope this will help you feel a little less overwhelmed and informed when you shop from the site. I've included the prices and links for all of the products mentioned below and everything is under Rs 2000, except the last one.

EX1 Foundations is a celebrity favourite, worn by Kendal Jenner to Britney Spears. It's a lightweight foundation with a luminous finish. I really want to try this and I love that the range has a colour chart, it makes buying the foundation so much easier.

Price: Rs 1246/- (Click here to buy)


I've heard only good things about the Bourjois Rouge velvet Lipstick and I've also had a lot of you recommend the shade Nudist to me. It's a matte lipstick with a soft, velvety texture and a non-drying formula. This lipstick and the shade is on top of my wishlist.

Price: Rs 896/- (Click Here To Buy)

I've used a mini version of this which I got in a Christmas set from Stila and I absolutely loved it. It is dark, smooth, waterproof and very long lasting. It has a very fine tip which helps in drawing the perfect winged liner, every single time.

Price: Rs 1446/- (Click Here To Buy)

The BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX SERUM FOUNDATION has been on my wishlist for the longest time. One of the first foundations I ever bought was the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation on Lisa Eldridge's recommendation and I think it is one of my absolute favourites till date. It made my skin look like skin, but covered imperfection and had a very radiant finish. I've heard even nicer things about the serum foundation and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

Price: Rs 1096/- (Click Here To Buy)

I already own this and you must have seen this pop up in most of my makeup tutorials lately. That's why I thought of sharing this with you if you've been wanting to get your hands on it as well.

Price: 1595/- (Click Here To Buy)

Another one of those things that have been popping in almost all of my makeup tutorials and something you must get. It is AMAZING! I use the shade Nude. (I am NC42)

Price: Rs 797/- (Click here to Buy)

My holy grail lip balm! I cannot rave enough about this lip balm and you will only understand my emotions once you try this yourself. It is thick, matte and oh so hydrating. I have already used two tubs of this and will gladly repurchase it.

Price: Rs 947/- (Click Here to Buy)


I've only recently started getting the hang of wearing falsies, and honestly I am no pro at it but I am really liking to experiment with my makeup looks and I have been loving the added oomph that false lashes give. The Demi Wispies are a cult favourite and very natural looking, something that is straight up my alley.

Price: Rs 548/- (Click Here To Buy)

I've read really good reviews on this cleanser. I think it's a good option to look for if you want an affordable, everyday makeup cleanser. Very High on my wish list.

Price: Rs 498/- (Click Here To Buy)

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré is a three-in-one moisturising lotion, primer and makeup remover. The lotion reduces dryness and is suitable for use as a repairing mask, to cleanse skin, or as a baby-care product. It is highly recommended by top makeup artists everywhere and a blessing for someone with normal to dry skin. I've used this when I had my makeup done by an MUA and I loved how my foundation sat on my face after that. I'd love to try this out. 

Price: Rs 1595/- (Click Here To Buy)

Lastly, my final recommendation/something I want to splurge on is the Foreo Luna Mini 2. This is a bit on the expensive side and I I've used something similar from Pebblesonic which I LOVED. My skin was on it's best form while I was using that but sadly I lost the cable to charge that and I cannot use it anymore. I've read fantastic reviews on this online and I can't wait to try this out myself.

Price: Rs 9867/- (Click Here To Buy)

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So, these are all the products that are on my wishlist, products that I wanted to recommend and share with you guys. Don't forget to use the discount code "Debasree10" to save some money and let me know if you want to add anything else to this list in the comments down below. 
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