SUGAR Cosmetics Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl 01 Back to Black- Swatches and Review

Hello Everyone,

There is something about Sugar cosmetics, as soon as they launch a product I just have to go ahead and try it. They started out with their lip crayons and have not disappointed me so far. Just a few months ago SUGAR cosmetics launched their eye makeup range. I had heard a great deal about their heavy duty kohl, but I don’t believe anything till I have tried it myself. So, here is my experience with the SUGAR cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl 01 Back To Black.

Product Description:

It’s a waterproof kohl pencil with intense black colour and soft  creamy formulation. Its wax-based formula spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. It is free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.

Ingredients:

Iron Oxides, Black 2, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Octadecene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10

How to apply:

Gently rim your lower and upper lash lines with this creamy Kohl. Open your eyes wide for precise application.

Price:

Rs 499/- for 1.2 g and it comes with a free sharpener.

You can buy it from https://in.sugarcosmetics.com/products/stroke-of-genius-heavy-duty-kohl

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My Experience with SUGAR cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl 01 Back To Black:

I will start by saying that I am really enjoying using this kohl. It comes in an attractive and fun cardboard packaging. There is a sharper to sharpen the tip as and when required. The tip is good for 4-5 uses before you having to sharpen it.

It is super pigmented. A single swipe gives you deep black colour. The formula is very soft and creamy. The smoothness of this kohl is unbelievable. It stays on for good 6-7 hours. It is waterproof and you need a good quantity of makeup remover to remove it. Although, it is not smudge-proof as claimed by the brand. It starts to smudge at the corners of your eyes after 2 hours.

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Pros :

  • Very affordable
  • Extremely black in colour
  • Creamy and smooth formulation
  • long lasting
  • waterproof
  • comes with its own sharper
  • easily available

Cons:

  • Requires sharpening
  • Not smudge-proof

Would I suggest it to others?

Definitely!! If you are looking for a long lasting, creamy and dark black kohl, this product is your dream come true.

If You have tried this kohl,do let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below. Also don’t forget to like this post and subscribe to my blog. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated.

I will see you guys soon with another post. Until then stay happy, stay beautiful!!:)

Love- Barkha

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Jaquline USA Double use-Top & Base Coat and Peel off glitter base- New launches and review

Jaquline USA is a brand that excel in their nail care range and nail paints. Recently Jaquline USA just launched a great range of products in India. They are available online on http://www.newu.in and NewU stores all over the country. In India we have a wide care of nail decor things but nail care is largely neglected, therefore its exciting to see that finally we will have a great range of affordable nail care products to explore. The various products include nail growth oil, instant nail hardener, complete nail treatment, insta-dry polish, double use- top and base coat, peel off glitter base, nail nutrition, nail strengthener, ridge filler and bright look.

In this post I will be talking about two of the products:- Double use-Top & Base Coat and Peel off glitter base.161.JPG183.JPG

DOUBLE USE- TOP & BASE COAT

Performance-

Base Coat Protection-

  • Nail Surface is shielded with a smooth coating that grips nail color for longer lasting results.
  • Nail plate is protected from yellowing and stains.

Top Coat protection-

  • Nail color is locked in a mirror shield that leverages gloss to an opulent level.
  • Manicure wear is prolonged and efficiently protected against chipping.
  • The color is refreshed , boosted and preserved over time.

Ingredients-

Buyl  acetate,  ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, isopropyl alcohol, adipicacid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic co polymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, polyvinyl butyral, n-butyl alcohol, benzophenone-3, D&C voilet 2

Price-

Rs 249/-

How to use it-

As a Base coat– Apply a coat of a the product on your bare nails just before applying the nail paint. This protects staining of your nails and helps the nail paint last longer.

As a Top Coat– Apply a coat of the clear plasticizer over your dried nail paint for longer lasting effect of the nail paint and a glossy finish to your nail paint.

My experience with the Double Use-Top & Base Coat-

I am absolutely in love with this product. A base coat and a top coat in a single bottle is a genius idea and I am so happy that Jaquilne USA executed this idea with great success. It is also very  affordable. I have used it quite a few times and must say it does its job as both a top coat and a base coat excellently.170.JPG176.JPG179.JPGPEEL-OFF GLITTER BASE

Performance-

  • Instantly removes glitter nail polish without the mess of acetone removal.
  • Allows frequent glitter changes, so perfect for party time or special occasions.
  • Nails are efficiently protected against staining and yellowing due to pigments discoloration.

Ingredients-

Aqua, polyvinyl acetate, phenoxyethanol, methyl ether, acrylates copolymer, dimethicone, ethylhexylglycerin, tocopheryl acetate

Price-

Rs 249/-

How to use it-

  1. Apply two coats of peel – off base on bare nails.
  2. Let dry for about 10 minutes until the film becomes transparent.
  3. Apply your favourite glitter nail polish on top.
  4. To remove, just peel it off.

My experience with the Peel–Off Glitter Base-

I am a huge fan of glitter, but glitter nail paints can be tricky. They are hard to remove and even when they do come out, they leave my nails feeling rough and weird. This product is an absolute brilliant idea. Its great when I go out partying on the weekends with my glitter nail paint and on Mondays I just have to peel it off to get ready for work.

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In conclusion I am glad Jaquiline USA along with NewU Dabur thought of bringing an affordable range of nail care products to India. I am very impressed with these Jaquiline USA nail care products and will surely be trying the rest of the nail care products in their range soon.

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette- Review and Swatches

Hello everyone!

Ever since Maybelline launched their ‘The Blushed Nudes’ eye-shadow palette, its been a big hype on social media. So, I went ahead and bought myself one! 🙂 The palette comes in a rose gold packaging with 12 cool toned shades ranging from light rose highlighting shade to deep toned purple.

All the shades contain a little bit of shimmer and are very smooth in texture. The palette comes with an applicator which has a sponge tip on one end and nylon bristles on the other. lets take a look at the swatches and talk about the shades in detail.

PRODUCT– The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline

PRICE– INR 899/-

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BOTTOM ROW SWATCHES

Honestly, this palette has failed to impress me. after loving the Nudes palette by Maybelline I had quite high expectations from The Blushed Nudes Palette. The texture of the eyeshadows is smooth and shimmery but they fail miserably when it comes to pigmentation. All the shades except the last three need to be layered at least thrice in order to be visible. The deep purple shades at the end are nicely pigmented. You might have to use a wet brush for better application and keep reapplying the eyeshadow as they tend to fade while blending.

I also believe that the shade selection could have been better as most of the nude pink shades look the same on Indian skin tone. From the price point of view this palette of 12 shades is pretty affordable. If you want to add this eyeshadow palette to your collection,it can be bought from the maybelline counters in stores and online by clicking on the following links.

NYKAA– http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-new-york-the-blushed-nudes-palette.html?gclid=CPehkPqrlNACFUoWaAodhiIEMA&utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PLA_Maybelline_Shopping&s_kwcid=AL!599!3!37891948634!!!g!!&ef_id=V4d-qAAAAAHk6Tio:20161106143021:s

AMAZON-http://www.amazon.in/Maybelline-York-Blushed-Nudes-Ounce/dp/B00UKP1M2K

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I’ll see you beautiful people again with another exciting post, until then stay happy and fabulous.

Love- Barkha