Luscious Face Contour Kit – Review

You can finally put an end to that scratching on your head and relax for I am all set to reveal my Sneak Peek shenanigans.

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I love and feel immensely proud when I see a Pakistani brand making its way into the line of favorites of many. And Luscious Cosmetics is one brand that is ruling everyone’s mind , be it, their eyeliners, lipsticks, blushes (I personally am a huge fan of their blushes) and of course The Face Contour Kit.

Let’s take you to a Luscious ride 🙂

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The Brand Claims:

Whether you are a beginner or expert, this kit is designed to help you highlight, define, and sculpt your features in a few easy steps. Featuring 4 silky, blend-able powder shades that work together to create celebrity-grade contours on any complexion or face shape. Advanced light-adjusting technology ensures the results always look natural. Use the contour shades for shading/defining, the highlighter for emphasizing and the illuminator for a sexy candlelit glow.

My  Thoughts:

May I please borrow good 5 minutes to just fully unleash how smitten I am by its packaging. I am head over heels with its artistic metallic packaging. To me, the metallic packaging gives it a luxurious appeal and in addition to this, protects the product much, much better. Girls, it’s sturdy and trendy; and I love it! ❤

If you are new to the contour world, fret not for this kit comes with an enclosed illustrated guide booklet that guides you through the techniques of highlight and contour.

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Luscious Face Contour Kit

Luscious Cosmetics Face Contour Kit brings you 4 powders, a darker contour, a medium contour, a highlighter and an illuminator. I love the fact that they are formulated keeping in mind the skin-tones of Asian women, because trust me guys, hell breaks loose when we brown girls set our foot out to search that perfect contour shade.

All four of them are highly pigmented and gives off a really natural finish. The product blends well, stays put and looks good. 😉
I use the darker contour to define my cheekbones, jaw line and nose. Absolutely love the chisel it gives off.
Medium shade is my muse for the forehead and sometimes the nose. Actually, whether I want to use the darker or medium shade for my nose depends on my mood (I know it’s weird). If I am not in the mood for contour thingy, or to be more precise, lazy, I just grab a fluffy blush and use the medium shade to add warmth or a wash of color to my face so that I do not look like a zombie.Haha! 😀

Now, now, now! Let’s talk about the highlighter. I was a tad bit disappointed with it. Perhaps, it is meant for girls who are more towards that subtle highlight. As for me, I like it a bit dramatic or vivid. It seems too dull for it to be a highlighter. In my view, the illuminator does a far better job and photographs so well.

The illuminator can work well if you’re going for the strobe technique. But you got to be careful, make sure it aligns well with your complexion for it is a white powder with a sheen and might appear a bit whitish in your photographs if it doesn’t go too well with your complexion.
If you ask me, the illuminator has to be my most favourite of all 4. I love the glow and luminosity it adds to my face.

This Luscious Face Contour Kit does a fairly good job. However, Luscious Cosmetics, needs to up the game with regard to bringing versatility to their shade range and of course
a bit of a drama in the highlight pan won’t hurt much ;).

All in all, Luscious Cosmetics have literally nailed it if you talk about the formulation of the powders. Finely milled and absolutely gorgeous upon application!

PROS:
-Sturdy packaging
-Comes with a illustrated guide
-Formulated keeping in mind Asian skin tones.
-You like a subtle highlighter
-Great pigmentation
-Easy to blend

CONS:
-You like a bit of drama in your highlighter
-Illuminator does not sit well with your complexion
-It is pricey
-Excess fall out within the kit

Price and Availability: Within Pakistan, Luscious Face Contour Kit is available at Luscious booths at all the leading stores for the price of PKR 2,250. International users, grab yours online from Luscious Cosmetic’s website. For all the updates, tune to Luscious Cosmetic’s Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter.

Have you tried the Luscious Face Contour Kit? What are your thoughts? Comment below :).

See you soon,
Love and fairy-dust all the way!❤

Zk.

Twitter: @Zoi_fied.
Instagram: @Zoified.

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Just Concealer Things – Review Post

Sawadika! 🙂 (Thai obsession)

If you ask me what is that first place in my travel bucket-list , then it, my friend, is THAILAND!

Thailand’s on my mind these days! *dreamy sigh*
Everything is so picturesque about it… .

Ah… .I guess I must stop gushing about it and head straight towards the point of this post; because guys, when it I talk about my Thailand obsession, I daydream, and when you daydream then you can do nothing else :P.

Well, today, the post is dedicated to “Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer.” I am in shade “030-Classic Beige.”

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Claim: Banish the signs of fatigue and illuminate the eye area. With an oxygen complex. Lets skin breathe.

Packaging: It comes in a cutsie wee fawn colored tube in combo with the color blue. It’s sleek and slender, with a brush applicator inside.

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My thoughts: First and foremost, I am quite impressed by the way the consistency is formulated. Girls, it has a great coverage to offer, yet it feels light-weight and it does not at all give that heavy-ish feel. To sum up, it sure fulfills the “concealer” claim. As far as the highlighting part is concerned, for me it does not live up to its claim; I did not, to my utter disappointment, get that brightness or the illuminating effect that it claims to offer .

The sun’s lost its temper here in Karachi, and this concealer manages to battle the searing heat for about good 5-6 hours. And the best part is, it, at least in my opinion, does not appear cake-y upon application and I even did not see it creasing.

The applicator is similar to that of L.A girl pro HD concealers; the downside is common. It is so much of a heck to control the product when you squeeze the tube for the product to flow out. You may end up wasting it and mannnn, it hurts!

It is priced at PKR 565 and I got mine from Chase Value Centre, Karachi. Affordable and perfection; that’s what Rimmel’s about.

PROS:
-Light-weight.
-Pocket and travel- friendly.
-Does not appear cakey.
-Does not feel heavy.
-Affordable

CONS:
-The quantity should have been more.
-Hard to handle the squeeze tubing.
-Does not live up to its claim of highlighting.

I highly recommend this product and look forward to hearing about your experiences with this Lil buddy! 🙂

Until next time lovelies,
Love and fairy-dust all the way! ❤

Zk.

Twitter: @Zoyie23.
Instagram: @Zoified.

Unboxing – Dresslink Review

Hi my girls!

Imagine! You wake up to a pouch full of surprises.
Eeekk! I had one such morning and my jaw dropped over the sight of some really gorgeous goodies.

Okay, okay.. . Let’s just stop with the riddles and head straight to the point 😀

Dresslink, about which I happened to discuss in my previous post , was kind enough to send me a gift hamper which had 2 amazing chic dresses and a make-up sponge.

Okay I apologize for such a haphazard picture of the parcel, hehe. I actually was so excited to unwrap it that I forgot to click it beforehand. After unwrapping, it clicked me to capture a snap of the parcel and so the result is a tad bit distorted.

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Now,now, nowww! The dresses!!!
The sizes sent did justice, and the quality is absolutely wow. Trust me when I say this; I am not at all exaggerating. My mom’s really very fussy about fabric and its quality and when this managed to impress her, I literally felt accomplished, haha :D. She loved the goodies sent more than me actually. Woot woot!

This black and white maxi dress has an exquisite net bodice which adds that oomph element to this dress. The flare is cherry on top, crafted beautifully, it gracefully accentuates the body and brings that correct flow a maxi must. Perfect for parties, friends get-together or even a farewell party 😉


This rusty brown top is perfect for a lunch with a friend, or even as go-to college/university wear.  Modest length and the cute mini-flare makes it a perfect dress. The buttons on the bodice further adds a contemporary drama and makes it look smart.

The makeup-sponge works really well too, be it, damp or dry. It blends out the foundation evenly, is travel-friendly and is a good dupe to the beauty blender. What more can I ask? 😉


Some statement necklaces can be worn to bring that  bling-game to these dresses. What say, ladies? 😉

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This is your ultimate ride to the beauty galore! 🙂

Have you had the experience of shopping at Dresslink? What are your thoughts?

Toodle-oo,
Zk

Instagram: @linkin.zoha
Twitter: @zoyie23

 

Wishlist 2016 – Part 2

Hello lovelies,

Let’s just dive directly into the post. Today, I shall discuss my discovery “Lashem” with you all!

So what is it and why am I sharing with you all. Well, here you go:

The Lashem is a cosmetic brand which aims to cater to women in the most natural way possible. It caught my eye for the fact that its paraben and cruelty-free; such brands are in rarity and I am happy to find an addition to my list of cruelty-free products :).

It has some a-m-a-z-i-n-g range of  anti-aging creams, mascara, and eyelash/eyebrow boosters and I am already drooling. Let’s begin what exactly I am drooling on,

Ultimate Lash Enhancing 5 piece set with gift bag:
This is a bundle of items from which I am literally unable to get my eyes off. It has everything a woman could ask for. This bundle consists of:

Colour Strokes Liquid Eyeliner – Blackest Black:
Who doesn’t like a good black winged liner? I am crazy about it, and would love to see what magic does this product brings to my eyes. 😉

Extensions In A Bottle Mascara With Lash Enhancing Serum:
Not everyone is blessed with long and thick lashes and unfortunately I am one of them. And if this brings that fullness to my lashes just as any falsies; then what more do I need in my life 😀 So, here it goes into my wishlist 😀

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All Eyes On You Eyelash & Brow Enhancing Serum:
Owner of light brows and thin lashes, I therefore need it desperately!!!

3 In 1 Eye Bright:
I am a brown girl, and dark circles are one common trait in us. So naturally, 3 in 1 Eye bright goes straight into my wishlist …. 😀

Lashem Picture Perfect Instant Wrinkle Reducer:

This is something I’d love to present to my mother. So yeah, I’ll definitely get my hands on this and see does this really proves to be useful in reducing the wrinkles which my mother wishes to reduce.

5002_pictureperfect_plainopen_1The Lashem is based in United States and can be shopped at https://www.lashem.com/.
I wish, wish and wish that Lashem very soon make its way to Pakistan so that I and many other girls like me can enjoy and purchase easily the amazing range it has in store.

Have you tried the Lashem products? Share your experiences in the comments section below beauties 🙂

Much love,
Zk

Instagram: @linkin.zoha
Twitter: @zoyie23

 

Food For Your Face – Review

The town’s ablaze with firefly!!!!
The firefly girl is doing wonders!!!!

The girl who was enthralling all of us with her quirky and creative spark is on the road of making it big in the arena of beauty. Yes you heard it right!

“Food For Your Face” is a venture by the Firefly girl Varah Musavvir which aims to cater girls and women across varying age groups with different types of skin with its all-natural and herbal skin care range. Prepared from natural and wholesome ingredients with essential oils infused in, this range has already managed to get its wing into many vanities in no time.

And I am one of the proud owners of such a vanity 😉

I bought 2 cleansers, namely Crange Maker – touch of cranberries and orange and Magical Mulberry – lovely floral and fruit infused from “The Crazy Cleanser” range and 2 face packs, From Cleo with Love (tuberose) and A Tangerine Affair (citrus pomegranate) from “The Fixer Upper Face Packs” range, each for PKR 650.

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If you ask me to rate the two cleansers, I’d rate Magical Mulberry as 1st and Crange Maker as 2nd.  Both suited my oily skin, but it was Mulberry who did a fine job; I felt my skin clearer and even with it the most.
I have pigmentation around my mouth area, and with these cleansers I visibly noticed them getting lighter and can see my skin quite even now. I literally felt as if every dirt and impurities has been flushed off of my face. Yay! So a big thumbs up to these crazy cleansers. (y)

Now come the face packs/masks. Well… . My sister grabbed the “Tangerine Affair” before I could get my hands on it so yeah I suggest you guys take a look at her blog to know her experience with it and also her take on the other products HERE.

As for me, I am head over heels over “From Cleo with Love”. I use it with fuller’s earth (Multani Mitti). What I do is mix this face pack with rose water and fuller’s earth, initially, it was an experiment, but now it is something I swear by. I thought it would leave my skin dry, but to my surprise it did not happen at all. It worked perfectly and my skin actually felt moist and revived.

What common among these products is the yummy-licious fragrance! You are absolutely going to love ‘em. The balance is just right. You’ll feel your face radiant , your air afresh and your mood all lightened up. 😀

All in all, the products are finely milled and in my view you are not going to get such a treat of all natural and herbal skin care products in an amount of PKR 650 and that too home-made under extreme care. You can manage the consistency as per your liking; you can use it in so many ways. The firefly girl and Mama firefly’s invention are indeed L A U D A B L E!

P.s: I advise you all to please do a patch test before you begin using them on your pretty faces as what works for me might not work for you.

For the quirky side of Varah Musavvir, visit: http://www.whimsical-firefly.com/
Gateway to the Food For Your Face: https://www.facebook.com/FoodforyourFace/

Love and prayers,
Zk.

Instagram: @linkin.zoha
Twitter: @zoyie23

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Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Review

High-Low! 😀

Yeah, this is what I have been for the past week. Remember I told you all about my aunt’s wedding? Oh my! It was super fun 🙂
Cousins+dress-up+dance+food = WOW! 😀

Okay, so let’s get to the real drill lovelies! Today, I bring forth my “the most” favorite product,i.e., Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, in the shade, “Sandstorm 004”. I just cannot go without this buddy!!!

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The PROS:

-Not cake-y.
-Build-able.
-Airbrush effect.
-Natural matte coverage.
-Perfect for setting liquid foundations.
-Light-weight.
-Keeps it oil/shine free for good 4-5 hours (For the oily-skin owners, this is your saviour!).
-Pocket-friendly.
– Works for most of the skin types.

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The CONS:
-Flimsy packaging.
-No puff/applicator.

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Always remember, what works for me might not work for you. Any review I share is just for a little help and guidance from my side to you. I will only share stuff that I’d recommend to my nearest and dearest so I assure you, everything is going to be crystal-clear honest 😉 For me, it is 5/5!

P.s:
Let me know if you like this new way of sharing the review as I have just listed down everything rather than a long post with pointers at the end 🙂

Love & Prayers,
Zk.

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

 

Makeup Revolution London Wow! (Powder) Blush – Review

Hiii!

This January seriously will get me swooned! *sigh*

Anyhoo, lets get to the point! 25th January’16 is the day when I am going to share my first ever blush experience with you guys. *okay I know that was a bit dramatic*

This product comes in a discoid shape and has a transparent lid which gives you that idea in one instant whether or not you want to go with the color with whatever make-up look you have created. It is light-weight, travel-friendly and has a secure tight-closing cover. To me, the packaging is really cute and appealing and the only downside is that it does not contain a mirror.

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The pigmentation is really good; one swirl and voila! It gives off adequate product for you to put on and pull of the look. People with fair or wheat-ish complexion will rock this blush. If I talk about its texture, well then it is one finely-milled and soft. It is not at all powdery if you are wondering, and does not give that chalky feeling. In fact, it blends well and pays off a good matte and natural finish. It does not look as if you have tonnes of make-up on. The color pay off is extremely natural and light and if you are sporting that “no make-up, make-up look”, then bingo, this is your ultimate savior.


Now the major point, whether or not it has good longevity, well then the answer is yes! But keep in mind what works for me might not work for you. To be honest, it does not at all fade off me throughout the day. However, it might stay up to good 5-6 hours for you and with a primer on, it’s longevity can be stretched up to a bit longer.

I got mine from http://www.daraz.pk for PKR 225. For such a price, this drugstore brand really did impress me.

Would I repurchase/recommend Makeup Revolution London Wow! Blush?

A big yes! If you are looking for a good quality blush yet with an affordable price tag, then give it a shot 🙂

Love,
Zk.

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara – Review

Hi everyone!

Welcome to 2016’s first review-post of mine 😀 *Woot woot*

Today, I am going to share my experience with the ”Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara”. Well lovelies, Maybelline is one drugstore brand that *hands down* is one of my most favourite brand for Mascaras! They have amazing Mascaras and trust me when I say, no matter what Mascara I have used from this brand, it has always managed to surprise me for good. 12468007_1012636568793083_164332636_nn.jpg

There is something I would like to put forward before I begin my review. First and foremost, remember! Mascaras are only meant to enhance your natural lashes. When it comes to mascaras, it is not only the product on which the result depends on but also your eyelashes. The results depend on how thick your lashes are and in addition to this, the length of your eyelashes is another major factor. Secondly, what proves to be suitable for my eyelashes may not suit yours. The suitability is interrelated with the above first stance, I mentioned and also factors like, climate and your skin type. If you have a humid climate and an oily skin, some mascaras might not suit you while some may. My suggestion in such a case is to go for a good waterproof formula for better results.

Anyhoo, let’s begin the review 🙂

Packaging: The packaging is sturdy and glamorous! I loved the bold colors used. Electric blue with shocking-pink makes an attractive combo.12463734_1012640038792736_557778046_nnn

My thoughts: I have been using this mascara for long and yeah I love it! It is not at all flaky and above all, with this mascara I faced minimal clump-age. Yay!

I have this problem with me that often when I use mascara, I feel as if I put on some weights on my eyes but with this I feel quite light. It has this lightweight formula which pays off a good finish without making you feel burdened on the eyes. It holds the curls of the lashes really very well and lasts all day. Considering the climate here in Karachi which is hot the most of the year, this product does not disappoint for it does not smudge, so yes no panda eyes :D. I sometimes wear eye-lenses, and this product does not bring up any obstacle and I sport my lenses with this mascara comfortably.

I, naturally, have thin lashes, and this mascara adds up quite a nice volume as well as length to them. My sister has got some real thick lashes, and when she applies this mascara, oh my! it looks as if she has some falsies on.

To many, removal of this mascara seems quite tough, but for me, I think a good oil-based remover does the job! It is no rocket science to get rid of this mascara at the end of the day. All you need is the right make-up remover, or olive oil can be your savior! 🙂

Have you tried the Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express? Thoughts?

See you next time!

-Twitter: @Zoyie23
-Instagram: linkin.zoha
-Email: zoha.khan021@gmail.com

 

Essence All About Matt! Oil-free Make-up – Review

Hi fellow make-upsies ❤

I hope this post of mine finds y’all in good health. The New Year is around the corner, did you guys draw any resolutions? Lemme know in the comments section below 🙂

As for today, let’s get to the point! I am here to share my experience with “Essence All About Matte! Oil-free Make-up.” Woot woot 😀

Well, this product is one of my favourites. Firstly, this product comes in a sleek packaging, which is travel-friendly as well as pocket. The consistency is you can say between cream and liquid, i.e., not so creamy and not so liquid. It manages to provide light to medium coverage , and I love the fact that it is build-able and does not look cake-y. It slightly conceals dark circles or blemishes on the skin but does not cover them completely, so yes, you have to run for your favourite concealor.

Okay, here comes the main part! Don’t forget, I repeat, don’t forget to moisturize your skin well, for it settles in lines or on the dry patches on your skin and gives an uneven, bumpy and cake-y look if not moisturized well. I use the shade 10-matte beige, and I own a combination skin. For me, it manages to last up to 4-6 hours with touch up once a day as it vanishes off my nose and chin :D.It is super easy to blend, gives a nice even matte finish. I use a damp make-up sponge or sometimes a Kabuki brush to apply it.

To sum it up, for a price of 655, I think it is a must-have. this can make up a perfect combo with your favourite setting powder if you’re looking for a daily-wear  or a quick fix if you’re in a hurry to go somewhere.

Pros:
-Pocket-friendly
-Light to medium coverage and is build-able
-Does not get cake-y
-Gives a matte finish
-Easy to blend

Cons:
-Not suitable to dry skins
-It oxidizes after 4-6 hours
-Does not live up to its claim of 12-hour staying power

I got mine from http://just4girls.pk/  for PKR 655. Other than this, it is easily available at all the leading super-stores in Karachi.

Will I Repurchase/Recommend Essence All About Matt! Oil Free Make Up?
Oh yes, definitely!

See you soon,

XO!

 

Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing 2 in 1 Make-up Remover – Review

Hi everyone!

I am back and this time with a bang for this is my first time ever that I am sharing my views regarding a product. 😉

Today, I am going to share my thoughts on “Garnier Simpy Essentials Soothing 2 in 1 Make-up Remover” and this is a product I have been using ever since I began playing with the make-up :D.Well, I’ll call this product my best friend, this is seriously an all-rounder and why is that so, read below to find out.
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About the product: 
This product is a bi-phased make-up remover, which means it is 2 layered, one being the make-up removing oil (the blue liquid) and the other being the cleansing water (the plain/clear liquid) and comes with a flip-top cap. It claims no alcohol, no perfume,no residue and no rubbing and is even suitable for sensitive skin.
For usage, you have to shake it well for the two liquids to get mixed
and soak a cotton ball/pad and gently wipe the make-up of your face and eyes.
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My opinion:
I love the fresh feeling this product’s color casts off when I see it.Well, this product is really good at breaking down the eye make-up, you really don’t have to rub or do it multiple times to remove the make-up of your eyes for it does it in one go. I am a mascara junkie and I use a waterproof mascara, and this product does a fair job of removing it, all I have to do is let it sit on my eye for a while and all the mascara just comes down on its own and then I wipe it off.
As for the face, it depends what coverage you have opted for. If it’s a full coverage foundation , you might have to go twice to remove it off. If you have a medium coverage, BB or CC cream on, or a tinted moisturizer, once is enough. The reason I call it an all-rounder is that it is pocket-friendly and effectively removes the make-up, above all, never irritates or stings the eyes.

The only problem I have with this product is the oily residue it leaves on my face, which makes me a tad bit uncomfortable. It has managed to fulfill each of its claims except for “no residue”. So yes, this is where the product lacks.

All in all, I would rate this product 9/10 and I for sure will go for it again.

See you soon. Xo!