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Best Foundations for Dry Skin in India (Makeup Basics)

Finding the right foundation for dry skin can be a task since everything tends to look cakey and flaky on the dry patches, especially at the drugstore. Read on to know my top five picks from the drugstore for dry skin. The best part? They're easily available in India, offline and few, online (you can easily get your hands on them from nykaa and they are always on some discount).

TIP: To begin with, it is really important to prepare your skin well before makeup, be it skincare or priming. Also, if you've dry skin make sure you use a damp sponge to do your makeup rather than using a brush since it tends to micro-exfoliate the skin and coats the flakes of dry skin making them look more prominent. On the other hand, a damp sponge makes sure the flakes of skin lay flat, so they don't look obvious and it also picks up any excess foundation. Also, make sure you are scrubbing your skin before wearing makeup to take care of dry patches, also, moisturize well.

Coming back to the age…

PAC Micro Finish Makeup Fixer Review

Another makeup product that has been a rage in the beauty world and is all over social media currently is none other than- makeup fixing sprays. All those videos on social media make these look so fancy, but really they are an integral part of makeup. What they're supposed to do is make your makeup last longer and take away all the powderiness. Let's see how it fared!

Price & Quantity- Rs 850 for 120 ml Ingredients- Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower water, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Water, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Water, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Betaine, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyldodeceth-16, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethi…

Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Gold vs Wet n Wild Megaglo highlighter in Precious Petals (Review and Comparison)

"Glow is the essence of beauty." -Estee Lauder

Now, how well said is that? No makeup look is complete without a little glow to it, and the kind of glow you prefer is completely a personal choice. Somedays you want to look like you glow from within and some days you just wanna blind everyone with a highlight so strong, they could let go of the mirror! Oh how I love highlighters, I can't have enough of those.
Coming to the purpose of this post, we will be comparing two of the most affordable highlighters from the drugstore (and they are also available in India!). I though rather than doing two different posts, one comparison post might be more helpful. Thus, also consider this as an individual review of two different highlighter incase the comparison isn't something you were looking for.

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold VSWet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals

 Packaging, Quantity and Price

Let us start with packaging. The…

YBP Color Creams Shreya Jain The Goddess Review and First Impression

Hi everyone!! I'm very excited as I write the first impression and review for one of the four products from the YBP cosmetics Color Create Show range. It has only been 4 days since it launched and I'd purchased it right away and have just received it! The face of this cosmetic line is Shreya Jain,who is one of my favourite youtubers. She is absolutely up in the game because of her skills, and when I knew she was the face of a makeup line, including a highlighter, I knew I had to get it!

I've just received the highlighter and it would be too early to call it a review, though I will update the blog after I've used it a couple of times. Here's the first impression.

Price & Quantity- Rs 1200 for 14g Ingredients- Isododecane, Mica, Paraffinum Liquidum, Titanium(V) oxide, Silica, Isohexadecane. Paraben and Talc free. My First Impression- Th packaging somehow reminds me of the Huda Beauty packaging, even though there's not much in common. The outer packaging came …

Subdued Purple Makeup Tutorial (easy makeup for beginners)

Hi everyone! I did a very subtle purple eye look (I like keeping my eyes simple as I wear thick glasses) for my birthday. The skin was kept super-duper radiant and glowy, because I love my highlighters! I have normal to dry skin and highlighters just bring back life to my skin. I have days when I love soft iridescence, but I also have my blinding highlight days- my birthday was undoubtedly one of those!

The makeup was appropriate for my dirty purple dress, read on if you'd like to know more about the details of the makeup.

Indoors, Flash
Natural lighting
Added this to give a better look at the eye makeup, pretty basic
Base- I used the L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer for keeping my makeup intact since it had to be a long day for me. I only used it on my forehead, pores around my cheek area (though I do not have a major pore issue). For foundation I used a concoction of Maybelline Fit me Matte+Poreless Foundation in 230 Natural Buff+Milani Conceal+Perfect F…

Wet N Wild Photo focus Dewy Primer Review (Becca backlight priming filter Dupe in India?)

Strobing has been a recent trend in the beauty world and tell me, who doesn't love glowy, wet-looking skin? In the Luxury sector, Becca backlight priming filter has been well-loved for the purpose but it's not available in India easily, to add on to it, it's hella expensive and not everyone is willing to invest so much money in a primer.

Let's move on to the review of the Wet N Wild Photofocus Dewy Primer Review and leave that discussion for later.

Price & Quantity- Rs. 499 for 25 ml. Packaging-  The first image itself speaks for the packaging, which is quite basic. A white coloured flattened tube with a screw cap and nozzle to dispense the product. Having said that, the packaging is not at all flimsy. The cap shuts tight and does not leak product, very travel friendly since it is a plastic tube. My Views- The primer has a moisturizer-like consistency (ya know what I mean?) and spreads like one on the skin. Since it is a dewy primer, it does impart a lovely glow o…

Essence Silky Touch Blush 40 Natural Beauty Review

Hi there! I've always ignored blushes as an essential part of doing my base makeup, but as my tryst with makeup continued, I started giving little heed to blushes. I am not at all a digger for bright and flashy blushes as I think they make me look too "made-up". Not deviating from the purpose of this post, have a look at how it fared!

Price & Quantity- Rs. 299
Packaging- The packaging is kept quite simple and girly with a transparent plastic packaging through which you can see the product. Nothing fancy. My Views- This is one of my go-to blushes (that is when I want to wear a blush at all) and it looks super natural on the skin, giving just a hint of healthy flush to your cheeks. It will suit fair to fair-medium skintones beyond which I don't see it working, as it will almost match the colour of your skin. The texture is absolutely buttery and the pigment is just the perfect amount of pigment you would like for a blush. Blends like a dream. Also, it has a satiny…