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Launch: Beyu Cosmetics Comes to India

I think Germany is a really, really interesting country. Because, first of all, they’ve the BMW which is only the best car ever. But they also have a lot of beer which is really why you should like any country. But if you are going to be really particular, Germany in my head stands for quality. The products that usually come out of there are top notch. So, after spending several minutes trying to pronounce the name of the brand, I decided I would avoid using it altogether, the name, that is. If you are wondering, it’s pronounced Be You, like be yourself. Cute only. So this Thursday, I learned with a bunch of other bloggers that Beyu Cosmetics, a German brand is coming to India. And it will be in stores in April. Obviously, this thrills makeup lovers because it means we have another brand to choose from. By the way, it’s going to be in the drugstore category so we don’t have to be broke while we buy makeup, which I buy too …

5 Really Cool Makeup Takeaways from the Namrata Soni Masterclass

Recently, Innisfree invited me for a makeup masterclass with celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni. Now, before we go anywhere, let me tell you, this woman is a total rockstar and I have been following her on Instagram for, well, just about forever. Innisfree is a Korean makeup brand that I was first introduced to when I made a trip to Delhi. The brand then came to Mumbai but since I found their skincare a little heavy for my face, I hadn’t made too many purchases from them. So the brand also has makeup which I knew but I kind of ignored. Their nail paints did look really interesting though. Anyway, I loved the masterclass with Namrat Soni. She gave us some really cool insider tips and tricks which, because I am an amazing person, I will share with you here. Do up your eyebrows When we are in a rush, we can be a little dismissive of eyebrows and will slap on some lipstick and be on our way. Namrata explained that big, bushy eyebrows …

Product Review: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

There’s a point in my life where I have everything except a scrub. I have too many products at all times but I always think I could use something more. You should know that I do not need anything more. I just think I should get it. So I went hunting for a good scrub. A scrub that would leave me glowing and gorgeous and with the skin of a 16 year old. And I chanced upon the Dermalogica Daily Mircofoliant. Here’s a review. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Feel: Well, well, well. What do you know. First of all, this product will throw you right off because it’s not a scrub in the traditional sense. It’s a powder. It looks like something you could shoot up your nose but you shouldn’t unless you want squeaky clean nostrils and why do you want that? Anyway, this is a powder and it’s white. Trump would be happy. Fragrance: It doesn’t smell like anything. Even mildly. Great for people with sensitive noses. Price: Rs. 975  for 13 grams Buy it …

Product Review: Kaya Skin Awakening Rinse and Brightening Eye Serum

The description here is long. I know. But also this is a post about how dermatologists in our country are probably smoking up some very potent stuff. A lady at the Kaya counter was a very good sales person and she convinced I needed a facewash for the morning. Which let me tell you now, you don’t. You never will. A face wash doesn’t know timing and will do its job in the AM and PM. Yeah, so I didn’t need it and you won’t also. She also managed to sell me the Kaya Brightening and Firming Eye Serum promising me it would reduce my dark circles. Now if you don’t know, when someone says erases dark circles I will buy the product before they get to the end of their sentence. Yes, I am extremely gullible. So here’s a review of these two products. Kaya Skin Awakening Rinse Like I said, you don’t need a morning face wash. This fact was further driven home when I started using this product. It does absolutely nothing. …

Update: Makeup Revolution launches store in Mumbai. A Hilarious account of the opening.

Makeup Revolution London has been this underrated brand that has quietly snuck up on us. We were sitting here gathering money by selling our kidneys to buy makeup and suddenly, this new kid on the block comes around. It was cheaper. Much , much cheaper and had very good products. Well, atleast some of them were very good products.  Their blush palette in Golden Sugar ? OMG. I gush about it here: https://damselindestress.in/2016/05/02/product-review-makeup-revolution-london-ultra-blush-palette-in-golden-sugar/ So when I got a message on Tuesday about them opening up a physical store, I lost my marbles. I was like, yeah baby, bring it on. I got a message about how they were inviting me to the exclusive launch of their flagship store. I was excited. I replied to that message saying I was in and that I would want to take videos and pictures and all that. When there was silence from the other end, I called the number and made conversation about me wanting to be there. A sleepy lady told me ,’Great, she would see me there’ and …

Product Review: Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Colour

I have been a fan of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams for a while now. When I say a fan, it basically means that I have been hoarding them and have a lot of them. Some of them I am on my second tube and some I have scooped so deeply, I am afraid my applicator will come out of the other side. You know the other side- the one where Adele is. That was a terrible joke. So, anyway, Lakme introduced a new line of matte mousse lip and cheek colours and it’s very, very, in fact suspiciously similar to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I am not going to justify my saying it’s suspicious and just leave it there for you to think over and wonder. Leave it, it’s nothing. So I bought a two shades from the Lakme range- Coffee Lite and Tangerine Fluff- and here’s my review. Lakme 9 t 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Colour Feel: It comes in a tube that gives up nothing. So if …

This Rs.200 Product is Everything for Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Cleaning makeup brushes is no fun. Cleaning anything is no fun , I think. Except your nose maybe. That’s interesting. Mainly because even though you know what’s going to be there, it’s still a bunch of fun to dig away. That’s just gross. The thought. We were talking about cleaning makeup brushes people. How did I end up discussing nose stuff? Anyway, I was dilly-dallying on Amazon. in as usual, putting stuff into my cart and never really placing the order when I stumbled upon this little genius. You those massive Sigma mats that cost you a fortune and really in that much money, you would rather buy a new makeup product than clean it? Yeah, that one. Yeah, that’s for about Rs.3000. So, that’s not a good idea. Atleast for me. Then, I saw this. This thing called the brush egg. It sounds like something to give an egg a thorough cleanse but it’s not. It’s a makeup cleaning device that you slip on two of your fingers and give your brushes a good, …