Giorgio​ Armani​ 7 hrs Lasting Lipsticks​ Review

I have been searching for a very long time for perfect long lasting lipsticks and finally found it. Today I will be reviewing the Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet line. I purchased 2 lipsticks from this line in the shade 508 and 510. Actually, it was an impulsive purchase on the spot. I haven’t read or hear anything about them. In fact, I was going to a department store to get Gorgio Armani foundation which is so popular so many people are waving about it and which I don’t even like it that much. But anyway let’s get back to our magical lip products.

What I like about them, the “+”,

  • they do not dry my lips
  • the color suits perfectly my facial features and my outfits
  • beautiful package, very elegant and pleasant to use
  • comfortable application brush
  • no irritating smell
  • set perfectly for the whole day
  • long lasting up to 5-7 hrs (depends how much you kiss, just joking)

What I don’t like about them, the “-“,

  • these lipsticks have only one minus I can think of, is the price

So if you are not a price-sensitive buyer, then I definitely recommend to try them out. And even if you are, maybe you can make a little treat. I was buying them as a birthday gift to myself and it was totally worth it. Please, write the comments down below if you try them already or thinking to purchase it. I would love to hear your opinion and how it works for you.

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Revlon Makeup Palette and Mat Lipsticks

Today the review is going to be about Revlon Makeup palette in Nude Colors and two recent mat lip products. My first impression of the palette was great, you can check it out my YouTube review. Revlon Palette includes 6 eye shadows, 2 lipsticks, 2 lip glosses and 1 blush. Such an amazing set for everyday. In fact, it is a great purchase for traveling as you get all necessary products. Also, from many palettes that I had, I noticed that this one is super slim and doesn’t take much space. Mine has nudes colors which suit me really well. Besides, you cannot go wrong with it as colors are very soft and even if you are not a makeup artist, your face will look flawless. This palette is great to start if you don’t own any makeup or if you want to get maximum good products for the money.

  • Quality – good, easy to apply
  • Package –  great package, very thin and easy to fit in the purse
  • Effect – soft nudes colors, great for day looks and gives a nice fresh glow
  • Smell – none
  • Skin reaction – none, very comfortable for eyes and skin
  • Price – $$
  • Total – ★★★★★

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Moreover, I got two mat lip products in pink and red color, I am not sure of the name of each as it isn’t mentioned on the package. Those lipsticks were a love from the first side, especially the pink one. Pink is very easy to apply and it stays for the whole day. Red is beautiful as well but you need to have a lip pencil so your lips don’t look messy. I found the red is more tricky to apply and it is not as mat as the pink one. In addition, both of them doesn’t dry lips as all others mat lipsticks I ever tried. The texture is very smooth and light.

  • Quality – excellent
  • Package – very velvety and nice to hold
  • Effect – perfect mat lips
  • Smell – light berry scent
  • Skin reaction – none, comfortable for lips to wear it
  • Price – $$
  • Total – ★★★★★

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Bigger Lips in 20 Minutes

 

Recently I did lip augmentation and decided to share my experience with you. Also, I recorded a full video about it, the same day  with an update after a couple of days. It is my fifth time of doing the injections so I have quite an experience of lip augmentation. This time my doctor injected Juvederm Ultra Smile 0.55 ml. The product is made of hyaluronic acid which is a natural part of our skin. Therefore, cannot lead to allergic reactions. The previous time, 10 months back I did two of such packages (Juvederm Ultra Smile 0.55×2).

The two main reasons I did it,

  1. Lip asymmetry
  2. Small lips

So the injections gave me exactly what I wanted. My lips got a much better shape and they became slightly bigger. Also, they look very natural and hard to tell that I did anything. Right after, I had small bruises for 6 days but it was easy to cover with a lipstick.

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After

FAQ

  • Is it pain?  – Yes, a little bit but only for a couple of minutes.
  • How long does it take to do lip augmentation? – Just 20 min.
  • For how long does it last? – Usually for a year, for me even longer like 1.5 years.
  • How much does it cost? – I paid last time $200 for 0.55 ml Juvederm Ultra Smile.
  • Do I need to stay at home after? – No, if your doctor is good and you follow all recommendations you can go to work the same day.
  • How I find a good doctor? – The best way by asking friends and people you know for a  doctor contact details.
  • If I don’t like, can I remove it? – Yes, you can remove it the next day, there is special injection and it is easy to correct.

This my experience, if you have something to add, leave the comment below. Also, feel free to ask questions, I would love to answer them.

GlamBox Korean Beauty Set Review

GlamBox is a fun way of discovering new beauty products and a great kit to start your own blog. I discovered this company during their event which was about an upcoming box for September and the theme was Korean Beauty. Venue took place in luxury restaurant, Ossiano Atlantis The Palm. During the event, there were beauty stands with lots of Korean products where I got a couple of nice samples to try it at home. Then the afternoon tea started. All guests were served with the finest snacks, desserts, and teas. It was one of the best  afternoon tea I had, plus was so much fun to learned about GlamBox . So for the event, I give A+ to GlamBox, really liked everything about it.

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September Box full of Korean beauty products.

For those who didn’t hear about GlamBox yet, here is a little info. The main concept of this company is to send you a box with 4-5 beauty products every month but you will never know what is coming in the next box so it is always a surprise. I guess it is a very popular concept in many countries, but had no idea it existed in the UAE. After the event, I received one of such dream boxes. In September, it was filled with Korean beauty products. The best part, that I never tried them before or any Korean products for that matter so I was thrilled to test it. Below is my review what I like and didn’t like about them.

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This modeling gel lip patch is a very fun thing to use. Unique concept although it doesn’t stick nor help with anything, felt like putting a cherry pudding on my lips. Also, lipstick is a nice beauty toy, it has pop-up pink color and very soft hydrating texture.
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This product is exactly what I needed. It has a creamy texture with soap touch, perfect for gentle face cleansing. Removes makeup and leaves skin crystal clean.
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Love this gel sponge for face wash, very unique and perfect for my daily skin care routine. Can be used for 2-3 months, it has gel texture which doesn’t change after usage.
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Eyebrow coloring mascara, perfect for people who color their eyebrows. Nice eyeliner in brown color, texture of a pencil. Nice products will definitely use them from time to time.

If you live in the Middle East, you can easily get your beauty boxes from GlamBox. To get started you will need to subscribe on their website in the Middle East, GlamBox.me. They have an option there to subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months for 71-80 AED per month. Really great deal for beauty addicts. Wonder what they will put in their next box, maybe Russian beauty products…

 

 

Merlin Monroe Look with Max Factor

 

Merlin Monroe was always a beauty icon and many ladies dream to look like her. Max Factor cosmetics knows about our desires and came up with fabulous makeup products which I would like to review today. I have been testing them for a month; therefore, with confidence can tell you all about it.

Lipsticks

I got 4 lipsticks from Max Factor Merlin Monroe collection which are called Ruby Red, Sunset Red, Berry, and Cabernet. I honestly enjoying using all of them because of a great texture. Colors are just slightly different, from lighter to darker red. They are not melting, keeping a perfect shape in the package and don’t have a tendency to color teeth. Also, a little tip “how to make lipstick stay longer”, apply lipstick and then a little bit of face powder with ur finger on top of it, then put the lipstick again and put powder. This will help to last it during the whole evening, even if you eat and drink.

  1. Quality – excellent
  2. Effect – as promised perfect red lips, even color, lasting well for 3-4 hours
  3. Smell – lovely berry smell
  4. Ingredients -nonorganic, nontoxic chemicals
  5. Skin reaction – no allergic reactions and no drying effect
  6. Package – colored plastic with little luxury touch to it
  7. Price – $$ (very affordable)
  8. Total – ★★★★★

 

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Foundation

Besides perfect lips. Merlin Monroe had flawless white skin. So in the makeup set, I also got a foundation from Max Factor Facefinity in a very light color Porcelain 30. In fact, even for me, but at night no one can see any lines. The texture doesn’t always blend perfectly for my combinations skin.  Could be perfect for Hollywood diva makeup if you have normal skin.

  1. Quality – gave me not even skin texture
  2. Effect – flawless skin, even color, easy blend, greasy, oily
  3. Smell – very light scent
  4. Ingredients -nonorganic, nontoxic chemicals
  5. Skin reaction – no allergic reactions, has a little drying effect
  6. Package – glass with a luxury touch
  7. Price – $$ (very affordable)
  8. Total – ★★★

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Mascara

Last but not least mascara is an important element in the overall look. In my set, I got Max Factor Masterpiece Transform which has a very small brush with a pointy end. My first impression was that it looks quite strange and it will not fit my lashes type. But I changed my opinion after using it a couple of times. In fact, I like it more than anything I tried before, sorry Chanel, Dior and other high-end brands. The texture of Max Factor mascara is perfect, it makes my lashes really long and full. So it is a fabulous product and great discovery for me.

  1. Quality – excellent, easy to apply and remove
  2. Effect – very long, full eyelashes
  3. Smell – didn’t notice any
  4. Ingredients -nonorganic, nontoxic chemicals
  5. Skin reaction – no allergic reactions, not tired eyes look
  6. Package – regular plastic with nice touch
  7. Price – $$ (very affordable)
  8. Total – ★★★★★

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In conclusion, I was amazed by the quality of these products. First, when I received them I had a very low expectation because I am not a big fun of mass-market makeup and I never would actually buy it. However, after using Max Factor I was truly surprised that they caught me as a customer and I would like to try more. Some of the products fulfilled my very picky makeup needs. If you would like to share your experience with this brand, please write it in the comments below.

P.S. These products I received from Max Factor Arabia but I was not paid to do positive nor negative review. They sent it at their own risk and it was 100% up to me what to do with them or say about them.