Beauty, Reviews, Skin Care

Elmore Beauty Face Washes | A Review

Two to three weeks ago I was sent a PR package by Elmore Beauty (Elmore is a Registered Brand of Evan & Mayer Inc. USA) which contained two lotions, glycerine cream and two face-washes.About the Brand:

INTRODUCTION

Elmore Cosmetics is a product of Evan & Mayer International,a company dedicated to providing quality cosmetic products to its global customers. Their growing line of cosmetic products under the banner of “ELMORE” is just a first step in realizing this goal. Since 1998, under the trade name of “ELMORE”, Evan & Mayer Inc. USA has been developing and Marketing a growing range of Top Quality Skin Care products where they undergo extensive Research and Development and are formulated after rigorous testing of finest American & European ingredients.

Today’s review is focused on the two face washes that I received from the brand, one being a ‘cooling’ face wash (oil-control formula) and the other being a ‘purifying’ one (Herbal formula). 

Lets begin!

According to the brand, the gel formula of these face washes makes it easy to apply and the compact packaging allows you to travel with it conveniently for use on the go. Also, they claim to have used top quality ingredients to freshen skin without over-drying it.

1. Claims by the Brand:

Cooling Face Wash: Elmore’s Cooling Face Wash gives effective oil control and leaves a refreshingly cool feeling after use. Oil control is the key to preventing whiteheads & blackheads on the skin.

MY THOUGHTS:

This face wash definitely gives a cooling effect to the skin when used. It is a clear gel-like formula that easily foams and leaves skin feeling clean and fresh. However, contrary to the claim of not over drying, it DOES dry the skin up quite alot and if used near my eyes or on my lids, the area starts itching because of the dryness so ladies with dry skin must stay away from this product and definitely not try cleansing eye makeup with it. Since the formula was created for oil control I believe it would be far better suited for people with really oily skin. It reminds me of the Neutrogena Acne Facewash quite alot (which is double the price). I recommend using a gel based moisturizer after using this face wash to avoid over drying. 

2. Claims By The Brand:

Purifying Face Wash: With the effective purifying and soothing qualities of natural neem extracts, Elmore’s Herbal Purifying Face Wash is best suited for those who require a daily facial cleansing product that removes dirt & oil build up without over drying the skin. 

MY THOUGHTS:

Just like the cooling face wash, this too leaves skin feeling fresh. Of course it doesn’t have the same menthol-like feeling but the cool thing is the product is green! This also forms foam easily and washes off easily. What I particularly love about this facewash is that it does NOT overdry the skin unlike the cooling variant so it’s a win-win situation. Combination skin girlies like me, its time to jump on the bandwagon! With this one I don’t find the need to throw on alot of moisturizer either!

Ever since I have started using these face washes my skin has actually cleared out quite alot blemish/breakout wise but then again what works for me may not necessarily work for you!

If you’re still on the lookout for an affordable, travel friendly tube of facewash, look no further! Just remember to moisturize and of course use proper makeup remover to get rid of all the gunk before going to bed!

Both face washes come in typical plastic tubes and retail for Rs. 120 each (SO AFFORDABLE) and as mentioned above, are gel based. You can find them in stores nationwide and other Elmore Beauty products on yayvo.com

Lots of love,

Zenia!❤️

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Beauty, Makeup, Reviews

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte: Real VS Fake (INDEPTH)

Hey guys!! Today’s blogpost will be a little long but I promise it will be of great help. If you’ve been following me for a while now, I have been obsessed with Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipsticks. To me, the formula is super comfortable, long-lasting and the color range is beautiful. I actually prefer them over my Kat Von D babies.
So just recently I got hold of an entire vault of fake huda beauty liquid lipsticks because a) I was curious, b) They were cheap, and c) I wanted to compare them for you guys as well as make a video on them. The video can be viewed on YouTube ‘HERE‘.

Anyways, lets begin with the comparison! The color I am comparing (real vs fake) is Trophy Wife. For reference, the original lipstick is at the top and the knockoff is at the bottom in all the pictures below. Instead of saying ‘real one’ and ‘fake one’, I will be referring to the former as ‘A’ and the latter as ‘B’. Also, the fake box is a material girl one as it came with the vault and had that shade in it.

PACKAGING

– THE BOX 

  So as you can tell, Box B is screaming ‘I’M FAKE’. The image on B is merely printed on white cardboard and is much smaller than A, which comes with a clear plastic outer shell through which the lipstick tube can be seen. The lips on box A are bigger than B and are printed on the clear plastic. 

Real VS Fake
   

If you tilt both boxes sideways, both have the exact same text with social media information but the text on Box B is upside down so you’ll have to flip it which isn’t really an issue but we’re comparing the two so yea. 

  
The back of the box is a whole other story. Box A has ingredients, directions, and english+ arabic descriptions at the back whereas box B just has the name of the shade printed at the back.  
 

At the top and bottom, the only difference is the fonts. 

  
Box A’s plastic shell is slid open smoothly to reveal a picture of another set of the exact same lips biting the lipstick inside.

Box B, however, opens to a completely different color of biting lips.

– THE TUBE

  As you can tell, the tube length is exactly the same. Both contain 5ml/0.17flOz of product and look so similar that it’s hard to tell them apart. BUT WHAT AM I HERE FOR?! Hahahaha. Evidently, the font and color of the text on the tubes is the same but the text on B is bolder and more prominent than A. 

Real Huda Beauty Liquid Matte
Knockoff Huda Beauty Liquid Matte

The applicators are both doe foot ones. The edges and the lid of A are smoother than B. Tube A feels slightly fatter than B.

  At the bottom of the tube, you will find that the text on B’s label is a little faded and blended in compared to A, which bears super white and bold text.

THE PRODUCT

– COLOR

 

Swatches
 The swatches above will show you that the color of A is a dusty, rosy, deep nude-ish brown shade with a mauvy hue. B also has tones of rose and brown but it is far darker, sort of like a burgundy color.


– APPLICATION & FORMULA

Both go on smoothly and B surprisingly isn’t patchy at all. However, the formula of A, as I have mentioned above, is smooth, a little sticky to touch (which means it’s hydrating but not annoying which I absolutely LOVE). It looks smooth and buttery on the lips but when it’s on, its here to stay. A’s consistency is thicker than B.

Chances of B smearing off are lower than A because B dries completely like a regular liquid lipstick, although albeit it doesn’t make your lips feel like a barren desert (YAAAS). Both are comfortable to wear but A is better in those terms because of it’s hydrating formula. Alot of people prefer having their liquid lipstick more drying than this but I am super satisfied with how it dries. 

A smells like a beautiful perfumed cake whereas B smells like alot like chemical stuff (but what was I expecting from something I purchased at a fraction of the original price).

– LONGEVITY

With B I have noticed that my lipstick does stay on all day but starts coming off from the inner, wetter part of my lips when I start talking and eating. It doesn’t really fade off, it completely vanishes from the inside like most liquid lipsticks and I am left with butthole lips- YES THATS A TERM HAHAHA. 

A is quite long wearing too, and what I love about it is that it won’t vanish from the inner rim of my lips, but rather it will fade slightly and blend into the front part so that it doesn’t look crazy. 

So yaaas, I hope you guys enjoyed reading this super in-depth article. Don’t forget to go checkout my new YouTube Video in which I lip swatch the ENTIRE 16 shades collection of knockoffs. 

YOUTUBE LINK: RIGHT HERE!!!

Lots of love,

Miss Petunias ❤️

Reviews, Skin Care

Bio Oil- A Review

Hi there! Look who’s back! Today we’re talking about a problem that so many of us girls and guys face but barely find a solution for – Stretch Marks. (Well we’re talking about more than just that, but bear with me)

Incase you’re unaware, these are a form of scars that start with a raspberry color and then fade to a white shade. According to Wikipedia, “Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis. This is often from the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, or hormone replacement therapy.”

But that’s not all Bio Oil claims to help with. The company says: Bio-Oil is a specialist skin care product that is recommended to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also recommended for ageing and dehydrated skin.

The Key Ingredient besides Vitamins A & E, Rosemary, Lavender, Calendula, and Chamomile Oils is PurCellin Oil. The Oil is also hypoallergenic which means it is relatively unlikely to cause any kind of allergic reaction, so all my sensitive skinned ladies and gentlemen out there need not to worry, but a patch test is always recommended before going all in.

Over two months ago I blogged about an event hosted by Bio Oil and now I’m back to tell you guys if the oil lived up to its claims (reducing scars, stretchmarks, hyper pigmentation, etc) for me. 

The first time I decided to use this oil was on my face, to rid it of hyper pigmentation and I’m not sure if it worked for that but it sure did break me out! A lot of people have used this oil on their faces and have absolutely no issues with it but sadly i gave it multiple chances to adjust to my face’s skin and was disappointed each time. It clogged my pores and I developed painful bumps under my skin. Nuh-uh.

I will say, however, that it does not smell bad or feel too greasy unlike other oils which is great!

On the contrary, I have been using it for my stretch marks on my body and although I don’t see any drastic difference (I haven’t been using it regularly enough to) I sure feel like they may have faded slightly. As far as I know stretch marks never completely go away, they only fade. The oil feels great and really helps replenish and moisturize my skin when I step out of the shower, feels light too! My skin texture has greatly improved and it really does rapidly absorb. 

I just really wish it worked for my face because I have pigmented skin (gee, thanks genetics) around my mouth and cheekbone area. I guess any kind of oil just isn’t for my face but just because it didnt work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! This is a holygrail product for alot of ladies out there. 

Anyway, Bio Oil is now being distributed across pakistan and you can buy it on just4girls.pk, daraz.pk, and at Scentsation.

Toodles!

Beauty, Reviews, Skin Care

The Loreal Pure Clay Mask | A Review

The Loreal Pure Clay Mask

Hey there!
Before we get started, I’d like to announce that I FINALLY filmed a skincare video which shall be up super soon on my YouTube Channel. Stay updated on my INSTAGRAM!🌟

Anyway, today I’m reviewing something super cool: The highly raved-about Pure Clay face mask by Lóreal (The Detoxifying and Clarifying one)
This mask has the internet going cuckoo and for good reason. It comes in a small glass tub which gives it an expensive feel, but without the expensive price tag, retailing at 1099 pkr (I bought it from daraz.pk)

Coming to the product, I have to say that I’m impressed. In the past I’ve used face masks which dry and flake off and don’t really do anything for my face but my experience with this has been different. 

This mask has a creamy texture and is best applied with a flat brush like the one shown to ensure even and opaque coverage whilst assuring that you don’t get too thick a layer on. If the layer is too thick, the mask won’t dry properly and it’ll just be a big mess- and quite frankly you don’t even need more than a thin layer. The best way to use it is on freshly cleansed skin and in oily/ porous areas of the area (I use it in my T zone and on my chin) and then waiting for it to completely dry before wiping it off with a damp towel/ washing your face. Beware, you will get grey residue around your sink (but cleaning up won’t be an issue)  

   
 Unlike other masks, the Lóreal Pure Clay one doesn’t over dry my skin and is best coupled with a light moisturiser post-application (but it DOES dry a little, so if you have overly dry skin I’m not sure if this will be your cup of tea). I like to follow mine up with THIS DIY SPRAY

THE PROS

– Cleans pores throughly

– Leaves skin feeling fresh and glowy

– Reduces blemishes

– Does not over-dry skin

– Inexpensive

– Great for oil control and combination skin

THE CONS

– Might not suit dry skin

– Ingredients may not suit everyone, so a patch test pre usage is your safest bet.

– Slightly tingles at first so super sensitive skin should also carry a patch test out.

Would I recommend that you buy this? Hell yea! But don’t forget to be careful because what suits me may not suit you!❤️

Love,

Zenia!

Meetups, Reviews, Skin Care

Bio-Oil Invites Bloggers Over for Hi-Tea!

Yet another event! Last weekend the distributors of Bio Oil in Pakistan invited me for some Chitchat and Hi-tea at Pranzo. 

Lovely PBS Bloggers

 Bio Oil is a special skincare oil that claims to help improve appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Stretch marks can be either due to skin stretching during pregnancy, rapid weight loss/ gain, genetic tendency, or just hormonal changes. Scars can be caused by zits, burns, etc. The key ingredient in Bio Oil is Purcellin Oil.
Here’s what yours truly wore:  

 The first half of the event was spent participating in activities, one of which was about holding up a mood card associated with a word that the host announced.  

  

POSING
 
We went on to have a discussion about scars and everyone’s experiences with stretch-marks/scars, external and internal. The mic was passed around for an odd session of ‘why don’t you like scars?’ One thing I found quite strange was that we were not told about the product and how it exactly works. 

    
 After a lot of pictures and gossip, we were served scrumptious shrimps, chicken, sandwiches, mini burgers, wings, pizza and burgers followed by dessert. Everything was truly cause for a party in my mouth! 

Food’
 Below you can find details of the goodie basket we received at the end of the event. Shoutout to Jeebee from The Glam World for inviting me and making sure everything was spot on. 

Goodies! (sorry about the focus)
 
INSIDE:

  • 2 60ml bottles of Boo Oil (giving one away to my lovely followers)
  • A scarf from Nishat Linen
  • An 8gb USB containing slides about stretch marks and scars

Bio Oil retails for 1200-2200 online at just4girls.pk and in stores such as Aghas, Tesco and Naheed in Karachi. I will be doing a GIVEAWAY with one of the bottles of bio oil that I received along with some other yummy goodies for better skin and hair because I like to believe that you should only wear makeup if you are willing to splurge equally on skincare because if you don’t take care of your skin post makeup application, it won’t be as gorgeous.

I have started using Bio Oil for my stretch marks (yes I have quite a few) and am ecstatic to see results although I know that they will only fade, not completely vanish. I used it for 2 nights for my face and broke out (not sure if this was the reason) so I have halted my face usage to see the root cause behind my breakout.

Thanks so much for being an awesome follower and taking your time out to read this! You are beautiful. Stay tuned for the giveaway xoxo

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Beauty, Reviews, Skin Care

Sephora Charcoal Nose Strips- Review & Demo

Hello everyone! On my recent trip to Dubai, I happened to go haywire when I came across the colorful stand of sheet masks in Sephora!
I ended up picking up a bunch everytime I went back, but today’s post is specifically aimed towards their peel-off nose strips that claim to pull out your blackheads, just like all charcoal strips.

THE PROCESS

1. Heat up a tiny bit of water for 30 secs in the microwave and dip a cloth inside (make sure your nose is cleansed)

2. Make sure the water isn’t too hot, whatever you’re comfortable with. Place the damp cloth on your nose for a minute so your pores open 

 
3. Wet your nose a little more and stick the strip on (black side down) 

4. Wet the cloth again and put it on top on the strip to make it adhere to the contours of your nose 

 
5. Let the strip sit for 10-15 minutes or till it dries (don’t leave it on for too long)

6. Pull it off slowly upwards (not sideways)  

 
7. Voila! (See before and after below)

WHAT DO I THINK?

 If I’m completely honest with you, the first time I tried these with normal water I wasn’t impressed. My nose isn’t crazy full of blackheads but I do have quite a few. The second time, however, I DID see some nasty gunk come out, but it didn’t completely pull out everything. My nose feels smoother and less bumpier but I can still see lots of tiny black spots.

The skin on the sides of my nose (inner third of my face) looks much clearer and I’m quite satisfied with that part.

THE PROS

– Peels off easily

– Easy to apply with alot of water

– Extracts gunk from prominent blackheads

– Inexpensive ($3)

– Leaves skin feeling smooth

THE CONS

– Doesn’t specify the warm water thing on the packet but it doesn’t work at ALL without it

– Doesn’t take out smaller blackheads

– Leaves paper residue on the nose when peeled off 

BEFORE  

BEFORE
 AFTER 

AFTER
 
Did you guys try these strips? Let me know what you yhought in the comments below!!!

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Beauty, Makeup, Reviews

ELF STUDIO LINE PRODUCTS- A Review+ Swatches

Hi there! I have to say I’m quite impressed by this PR package I received from elf Cosmetics Pakistan.  

 They sent me 4 items;

– Blush in Jetsetter

– Bronzer in Baked Peach

– Eyelash Curler

– Concealer in Beige

*Before you get into the post, please know I am completely honest with my reviews and have no interest in writing for brands that send things and expect me to brag about their products even if they suck. 

You can go to the elf website by clicking HERE to purchase these products.

Lets jump into the reviews and swatches!

Blush in Jetsetter & Bronzer in Baked Peach 

Blush and Bronzer (my photography is cool)
 Can we please look at the matte black packaging on these! It reminds me of their matte lip colors which I love and are very good quality. And I’m glad I can say the same for these. The packaging does not feel cheap especially for the price. 
The Blush is beautiful. When applied to the cheeks, it looks like I’m blushing in reality! It looks natural and meshes in so well. The pigment can be built but the downside is that one layer or swipe isn’t enough because it lacks that buttery feel and isn’t as pigmented as the bronzer. It is not hard like a baked product though. The color is very pretty and looks nice when applied but it still needs to be built. In terms of longevity its alright, can be worn 2-3 hours but after that it starts to fade. 

Blush in Jetsetter
 
The Bronzer is more of a highlight than a bronzer. As shown in the swatches, the color is too light and is better off a peachy gold ethereal highlighter. And oh boy is this a God send! The pigmentation is crazy, it feel smooth like butter and the subtle glow it gives off looks like I’m glowing from within. It doesn’t contain huge glitter particles but looks absolutely stunning when applied and is also great in terms of staying power. Highly recommended especially if you’re on a budget. This is my favorite of the lot. Good job elf! 
Bronzer in Baked Peach
 

Here’s a picture of me with my glow on! I got so many compliments. 

 

Concealer in Beige

This concealer comes in stick form so you can easily twist it up to access the product. I love how smoothly it glides on. However it doesn’t cover much. As I don’t have harsh dark circles it worked nicely after being set but for someone intending to conceal big blemishes and heavy dark circles, this won’t be their cup of tea. It blends easier with a brush rather than a Beauty Blender and is good for light coverage. This concealer will crease if not set. Longevity wise it doesn’t do too well on its own but goes a long way after being set with powder. I used the Kryolan translucent powder to set all the areas where I applied it. I love tue dewy finish however, as I doesn’t dry out my under eyes and the rest of my face. This also has the same matte black packaging which I adore.

Overall I think its a good product considering the price you get it for. 

Will I keep using it? Yes because it’s nice with powder for daily use (although I don’t wear makeup everyday haha) 

Will I purchase it? Probably will, probably won’t. I like liquid concealers more than stick ones so it all comes down to personal preference.

Here are a few pictures to show you what the concealer looks like on me! 

Bad condition of my skin; pores, zits, scars, tan, discoloration
  
In process!
  
Blended! (not set with powder)
 
 
Blended and Set with Powder!
 

Here’s a look complete with the blush , bronzer and concealer! 

Lalala!

Hope you guys enjoyed reading and will go check out elf’s new products from their studio line.

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Love Zenia💕

Beauty, Makeup, Reviews

Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer- The pink eyeliner?

*This post has been in my drafts for 361 days. Thank God Im finally posting.

Hola! I got so many comments and messages as compliments and people asking me where I got my ‘pink eyeliner’ from, the one I was wearing in my instagram picture.  

 
Well if you saw that you probably also saw the video i posted applying the salvation velvet lip lacquer on my lips. And you probably also saw my older post which said I was disappointed with this lip Lacquer. And well, I was. So I used it as eyeliner, yup.

I bought this in the shade ‘You took my love’, a beautiful bright pink shade that I was super duper excited about since I’ve been liquid lipstick hunting nowadays. Its the new thing. The NYX soft matte lip cream had an absolutely different texture and everything. This is sticky when drying and may come off one of your lips while its in sticky mode. Once it dries, gets super flaky and starts coming off like little dry skin pieces. 

I’m honestly confused. People have so many nice things to say about these. Maybe I got a bad piece?😔 

I am not trying to defame MUR. I am a huge fan of their products and was expecting so much from this liquid lippy. Oh well. 

I needed to look for an alternative use for this. And a little googling brought to my knowledge that liquid lipstick CAN be used as eyeliner, as long as it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and you don’t get it in your eye. I was super careful with this and my skin isn’t exactly sensitive, so I don’t recommend this to someone who’s eyes/skin get irritated by any makeup. I used an angled brush to create pink wings and today I’m doing the same thing again. Trying to. 

Please don’t use this on your waterline!

Hope you found the answers to your questions. 

Much love, Zenia.


Beauty, Makeup, Reviews

Trying out the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

Helloo my lovelies! I know I haven’t been giving too much attention to writing since I started making videos and posting them on my blog’s Facebook Page. However, today I’m posting a video tutorial for a look you’ll be seeing by the end of this post and before that I decided to do a mini discussion on the pros and cons of the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Pink Lust. Enjoy!

So when I first got this i was super duper thrilled to be trying my first ever liquid lippie. My mom got this from somewhere in the USA (a drugstore obviously) and I’m sorry I don’t know how much it was for 😦
 
PACKAGING:

So this comes in a plastic tube which is the color of the lipstick itself. The lid has a cute diamond like shape which gives a nice extra girly feel to it (if that makes any sense). The applicator is a doe-foot one, similar to a lipgloss wand. Its nice and thin which makes lipstick application a whole lot easier. 

The packaging overall doesn’t look or feel cheap, it’s quite cute and sturdy and the type you can trust that it wont have the insides of your purse/makeup bag all stained and pink with lippy spills. Yaaaas for me, being a teenager.

PRODUCT:

The lipstick itself is a bright fuchsia color, not your ideal day to day color but perfect if paired with a nice winged eyeliner and nude eyes for a party! Yum. If you don’t want it to be so ‘in your face’, you can always mute it a little with some nude lipstick atop. 

So the lipstick goes on as a liquid, quite easy to apply and the coverage is opaque so win win! The application process is made easier with the applicator, although you might want to layer it very thinly instead of slapping on too much at once and then not seeing it dry for like 5 hours or something. 

Ah yes! The drying! It dries extremely slow, and even when it dries its a little sticky which i quite like because it doesn’t completely dry up like a liquid  lipstick and start flaking. Its also pretty long lasting, although transfer while eating/drinking is quite inevitable wuth this product. You need to be careful with it, and very patient with the drying process and it might be worth it! As long as it doesn’t flake, IM WEARING IT!! 

The Pros

  • Pigmented
  • Opaque coverage
  • Doesn’t overdry lips
  • No flaking
  • Longlasting
  • Easy to apply
  • Buildable coverage
  • Amazing range of colors

The Cons

  • Takes forever to dry
  •  Sticky 
  • Can transfer
  • May feel a little heavy on the lips
  • The color pink lust is too bright to be worn anywhere but a party

THE LOOK

   

    
  

Hope you enjoyed reading! Please watch the tutorial (posting in a bit) HERE!! Will also list a complete list of products there 🙂

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Love Zenia💓

Beauty, Makeup, Reviews

NYX HD Photogenic Concealer- High End without the High Price?

Hiiii! I’m back again! (Finally squeezed in some time for my blog💜) Sorry I’ve been MIA, A’levels means tests, assignments, general studying and of course college itself😪

Today I’m reviewing the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand sent to me by Just4girls.pk💓 

Warning: DO NOT GO ON THE WEBSITE YOU WILL BE DRAGGED INTO THIS MYSTICAL WORLD OF MAKEUP AND ALL THINGS PRETTY AND YOU WILL END UP SPLURGING. I promise. Hehe. But it’s absolutely worth it😍 And the best part is their customer service! Oh and there’s cash on delivery so WIN WIN!! ALSO you can use the code J4GPNP5 while checking out for an exclusive discount!
Moving on;


THE CONCEALER

Packaging:

 

NYX HD Photogenic Concealer- Fair
  
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer- Fair
  
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer- Fair
  
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer- Medium
  
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer- Medium
 
 
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer- Medium

 This concealer comes in a small transparent plastic tube with a nice little wand attached to it’s black lid, wrapped in a secure layer of plastic (which by the way is really hard to take off, my teeth helped)

The packaging is cute, sturdy and doesn’t look or feel cheap. 

Swatches: 

Fair- unblended
  
fair- blended
  
Medium- unblended
  
Medium- blended
 


Product
:

Honestly, when I tried the shade ‘fair’ under my eyes (because thats what they sent me first), I wasn’t too impressed. It was too white! More like something I’d use as a highlight shade. When I told the J4G team it wasn’t the right shade for me, they replaced it immediately. Yay! They sent me the concealer in ‘Medium’. And boy was I stoked! It absolutely ERASED my dark circles. Gone. Finish. Khatam.And you can see above that medium blends better with my skintone. And I got tonnes of compliments… Maybe that’s why…..

The concealer may be a little tricky to blend with a sponge because it sets very quickly. It blends super nice with a stippling brush! Its quite drying (or maybe that just the weather) so I recommend moisturising the area nicely before you apply it to allow it to blend seamlessly. Oh and work fast before it dries! DID I MENTION IT DIDN’T CREASE!?!?. The area instantly brightened and ofcourse became flawless! 

The concealer feels nice on the skin and not too heavy either. The staying power is super strong!

Final Verdict

I have to say I’m impressed. I thought discovering the Maybelline Fit Me concealer put an end to my search for a good drugstore concealer but oops looks like The NYX HD Photogenic Concealer might be my new favourite😶. 9/10 would recommend! And for $5 ITS A STEAAALLLL!!! 

Here’s how the shade ‘medium’ looks on me: 

With concealer under my eyes
  
Without Concealer (bare skin)
  
L: with ; R: without
  
L: with ; R: without
 


The Pros🍪

  • Full Coverage (So long, dark circles!).
  • Brightens skin.
  • Blend-able.
  • Light and not cake-y.
  • Doesn’t crease.
  • Sturdy, sleek packaging.
  • Stays on all day.

The Cons🍪

  • Super drying.
  • Hard to blend by dabbing with a sponge.

Hope you guys enjoyed reading and will try this magical product and it works for you as well as it did for me💓 

Love, Zenia🎉💖
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