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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Skin Detox, Clarins BB Cream Review

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A couple of weeks back I purchased this wonderful product Clarins Skin Detox BB Fluid. It became a great substitute to my foundation and even more. This product is 3-in-1, it acts like a cream, covers skin like a foundation and protects it like a sunscreen. Great for ladies who like to quickly put makeup and go. The texture of it is very nice, it absorbs into the skin much better that regular foundation. To illustrate, if with a foundation I need 1 pump, with this BB cream I need 2. The SPF 25 in Clarins BB cream is also perfect for daily use. Besides, there are a key ingredient, aloe vera which heals the skin and helps deal with acnes. So could be a great option for ladies who has combination to oily skin.

I decided to go for BB cream because my skin doesn’t demand much. If I apply serum,  cream and foundation, my skin gets very oily and it doesn’t feel comfortable. So I listen to my skin needs and buy what it suits me best, not what beauty advisors tells us. I do recommend you also to try different routine and see what really works for you.

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On the left 00 Fair and on the right 02 Medium.

 Clarins Detox BB Fluid has 4 shades for different skin complexion 00 Fair, 01 Light, 02 Medium, and 03 Dark. I have this BB cream in two shades. First, I got in 02 Medium as a sample, when I was buying some products from Clarins, they gave me a little gift set. Second, I bought the standard size in shade 00 Fair to see if it will work for me. I am very happy with my purchase and recommend it to all my friends and followers. Besides, you can always ask in Clarins shop for a sample to see if it will work for you.

  • Quality – excellent
  • Package – very nice and comfortable to use
  • Effect – makes skin tone even without clogging pores , non-greesy
  • Smell – very light, bearly noticeable herbal sense
  • Ingredients – aloe vera and other herbal extracts
  • Skin reaction – skin feels very comfortable, non-comedogenic, no reactions
  • Price – 150 AED (in UAE) or around $42 (internationally)
  • Total – ★★★★★

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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.

Clarins Fix’ Make-Up Review

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So excited to tell you about a new product on the market from Clarins Paris. I personally love this brand and always very happy to try something new. This time, I discovered spray for the face which fixes makeup, refreshes, and hydrates. During one day of use, it has quickly become one of my favorite product. However, it is not a must have, more like a nice beauty toy. I have been using it for more than a month so with confidence ready to share my experience and opinion.

Plusses

  • Smell – amazing floral sense, not bothering and very soft, I think keynotes are roses
  • Effect – as promised face looks and feels refreshed
  • Size – quite small 1.8 fl.oz., perfect to put it in purse, travel backpack or beach bag
  • Packaging – cute red with all explanations and suggestions
  • Look – love the way this little bottle look so summery and fresh
  • Price – $27 which is absolutely affordable, as most of the products from this brand

Minuses

  • MakeUp fix – not going to make your face look not oily or less oily after a long day

Regarding lasting make-up claim, I am not sure that it is really what you will achieve with this mist. In my opinion, once the face got oily the only way to fix it, is powder, or removing and reapplying makeup again. Also, glass bottle might be a slight concern for some ladies. If you drop it, it might crash. But from the other side, I can’t call it a minus because a glass made of sand which is a natural material. So no hazard during heat and transportation compared to plastic which might release harmful toxins. I prefer fragile rather than a toxic product.

Personally, I love to use it during stressful sweaty days, take with me to the beach or have it during the long flight. It really gives nice freshness, hydration, and aromatherapy. As I said it is not “must have” product, even myself I use it periodically but always enjoy to spray it on my face.

Last but not least this is how Clarins presents product on the website,

“A light and refreshing mist that sets makeup and gives longer-lasting hold. Enriched with aloe vera and allantoin, it instantly moisturizes and soothes the skin. Its invigorating grapefruit extract and organic rose water scent provide a continuous sense of well-being. A simple gesture for long-lasting makeup. Exclusive Clarins anti-pollution complex.”