Makeup


When it comes to trying and testing a new foundation, they make me the most excited. With every new foundation, there is new hope of looking for the best version of yourself, that flawless natural canvas that will make you feel beautiful inside out. I am a long time fan of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 reviewed here which I was so sure and still so positive as one of the best foundation I have tried. It is still my go-to for the special occasions. This spring 2018, La Prairie launches its first ever liquid compact foundation called La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

‘Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen (CAD $255) is the first compact foundation infused with Caviar Water for complexion perfection. A fluid emulsion encapsulated in a cutting-edge application system, it is the art of foundation – as only La Prairie can conceive it. With perfectly matched shades, Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen is the perfect light-coverage foundation on its own or an ingenious on-the-go complement to Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15.’

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

The packaging of the Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is portable, spill-proof liquid compact foundation designed to achieve complexion perfection. The color-true formula provides long-lasting wear, natural-looking, semi-matte finish. The foundation is infused with caviar water to support skin firmness and hydration. SPF 25 in the foundation protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The packaging is air-sealed state of the art packaging with a compact with a refill. Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is available in 8 shades and is a great foundation to be your partner while on the go.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

I am so much impressed with this foundation that it is a hard time choosing between Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation and Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15. The texture of the foundation is smooth and creamy, the coverage is light to medium and very easily buildable. The foundation blends into the skin seamlessly. The finish is very natural, semi-matte which for me is perfect for a natural glowy face. The staying power is great, stays on well for whole day and the best thing is the compact is portable and can be used to re-touch anywhere. The foundation is hydrating and does not emphasize my dry areas or the problem areas. I have not seen any breakouts or irritation from this new launch. Another good thing is the foundation comes with a refill inside the box, so just to mention again there are two refills in total, one already in the compact and one more inside the packaging. The shade I have swatched is the Satin Nude N-30 which is a medium deep-neutral for my medium skin tone on the golden side.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

I am a fan of the natural look and finish where I do look like a better version of me and not another person, as you might have seen my Instagram feed and Instagram stories, I prefer natural finish and glow is always my thing. This foundation, for me, passes all the requirements I have from a great foundation and I am really looking forward to more trips and travel with this compact apart from my regular use. To use this, I press the cushion and then tap few dots on the face and blend with either my fingers or a brush but usually my fingers as I do not want to waste even a little of this amazing product. Otherwise, if you are comfortable you can use the puff that comes with it.

I highly recommend you to check Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation. La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, in Canada. It is available at La Prairie official website, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, if you are in the USA.

*Press sample


Someone with dry lips, I am always looking for something that gives hydration to my lips as well as also gives color or tint which looks natural and beautiful. Sisley Paris has launched Phyto-Lip Delight Collection which has a light, sensorial texture that subtly enhances the beauty of the lips with a sheer, luminous color. The formula is gel-like which melts into an oil upon contact with lips and provides a shiny, reparative and delicately tinted sheen. Phyto Lip Delight is a beautifying balm that provides all lips, even the most sensitive one – with softness and hydration upon use.

Sisley Paris Phyto - Lip Delight

The formula os Phyto Lip Delight is a combination os beneficial, protective, and reparative active ingredients which replenish lips with nourishment, repair, protection making them appear visibly plumped.  The formula features Gelled Oil that procures long-lasting comfort and an incredible feel. There is a combination of emollient esters which provide softness and well-being. The light infusing agents create a healthy glow and naturally glossy effect.

Sisley Paris Phyto - Lip Delight

The key ingredients in Phyto Lip Delight include:

Shea Oil to smooth, repair, and hydrate

Padina Pavonica Extract to plump and moisturize

Jojoba Oil to soften

Plum Oil to provide suppleness and comfort

Vitamin E Derivative to protect

Sisley Paris Phyto - Lip Delight

There are three subtle delicate pastel shades available in the Phyto Lip Delight Collection:

1 #Pretty – a tender rose for a baby doll look

2 #Sweet – a delicate coral for a dazzling look

3 #Cool – a nude beige for a casual look

Sisley Paris Phyto - Lip Delight

The packaging of the Phyto Lip Delight is so beautiful and luxurious. The applicator is one of the best I  have used, the applicator tip dispenses the perfect amount of balm to infuse the lips with the silky, oily texture that massages during application. It can be worn alone for a naturally luminous smile or can be layered on the top of lipstick to add shine and comfort while reinforcing the color.

Sisley Paris Phyto - Lip Delight

I have been using the Phyto-Lip Delight regularly since last few weeks and it is one of the most amazing lip formulas I have tried, the texture is gel-like balmy and it literally melts once applied to the lips. It does not look overly shiny or oily but is perfect to give a luminous look which looks very beautiful. My lips which are dry and do peel time to time when I am not caring for them enough, I am seriously in love with these new launches. They are perfect for applying anytime and I do carry one in my handbag, they give a subtle luminosity and a slight hint which is what I prefer on most of the days at work and even it is perfect as an overnight lip treatment.  My lips are soft, feel nourished, and appear plump since I am using these. Even after the product has worn off, my lips do feel hydrated. It stays on well even when I apply it as a topper on another lip product, stays on well and keeps the lipstick stay longer and look shiny. It is hard to choose a favorite, I have been using the #3 cool as a topper on my lipsticks and #1 and #2 give a beautiful subtle hint of color on the lips and even over a lipstick to give shine and radiant color.

Another favorite from Sisley Paris these days is the new Hydra Global Serum which I have been loving since last two months, my skin is dehydrated time to time, I have linked it here for your reference.

The Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.

*Press samples


I am so much in love with the By Terry Hippy Chic Summer Collection 2018 which I reviewed here, I have been loving to get ready in the morning just to play and use the beautiful products. There are more exciting new launches from the brand, which are perfect for anyone who needs sun protection (and yes we all need that I know) and beautiful long lashes ( off course me too). I am talking about the new By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 and By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush.

By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 and By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush

By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50

By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 is an invisible perfecting primer that provides a high-level of broad-spectrum SPF 50 and helps skin fight against external factors (pollution, UV rays, stress). Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E and protecting UV filters, its fresh, lightweight gel-cream texture gives a non-greasy matte velvet finish for a perfectly even skin. The primer has a translucent matte finish, the texture is gel-like and does not feel like other SPF’s in the market, there is no ashy or white-cast finish. The formula is super light-weight and is suitable for all skin types.

By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50

With so many products for skincare and makeup, this is a really nice fusion of skincare and makeup properties into one. It provides sun protection and that too a high level of broad-spectrum, plus it helps give a smooth base for makeup application. It can be used as just the last step if you are not going to apply makeup and if not, it has become my perfect base these days. I am totally in love with the texture, does not feel like sunscreen, it is gel-like and does not give the oily feeling after application. There is a little radiance which is an add-on, makes the skin look healthy and radiant. I did not experience any breakouts while using this base. The makeup did not roll off and stays on pretty well for the full day, I mean lasts longer than usual.

By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50

By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush

By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush with its “2-Step Twist” custom-brush system, this ingenious mascara combines simplicity and expert performance for an instantly professional result. Enriched with premium deep black pigments and natural protective oils (jojoba, olive, and avocado), its extra-workable texture may be stretched out and touched-up to create any look without ever smudging or flaking. The mascara is claimed to be everything you need for volume, length, shape, and curve. This new multi-tasking mascara bends itself to your will to customize each and every lash as you need. It has high-technology telescopic-brush, fitted with a super smart twistable mechanism that allows you to advance or retract the brush head to make up your lashes exactly as needed, uber-dramatically or naturally deeply defined. Made of elastomer fibers with ‘sensor’ pins, the brush catches every single lash for limitless possibilities.

By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush

Position-1 (non-twisted) for length

The innovative formula of the mascara is designed to enhance and nurture the lashes. There are nourishing vegetable oils of olive, avocado, and jojoba, sculpting wax of rice, carnauba, candelilla, and restructuring hydrolyzed keratin make it a deeply conditioning formula, which ensures a perfect makeup effect and healthy-looking lashes. The waterproof polymers adhere to lashes with each customized brushstroke, building bespoke volume and length. The premium deep black pigments, offset and intensified with a touch of blue, magnify the rich, dramatic effect. The mascara is ultra-smooth and ultra-buildable, does not dry-out, flake or smudge.

By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush

Position-2 (twisted) for volume

I have been really impressed by the innovative design of this mascara, a twist makes the same product do something else, it is a double duty mascara of course. Length and volume are the main keys of this and I have been using this for few days and been trying both the features as well as each feature separately. The effect and finish from both are really great, and I agree with the claims. My lashes look healthy, naturally voluminous and long. The mascara is easily buildable for a more intense or dramatic effect. The mascara does not smudge, flake, or dry out. Even at the end of the day, it looks great and moreover, is really easy to remove with the right eye makeup remover.

I am really impressed and been using these on heavy rotations. Follow me on my Instagram to see the before and after pictures, along with my looks. By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 and By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush are available at Nordstrom, Barney NY, Beautylish, Spacenk, Cult Beauty, NetaPorter.

*Press samples


A highlighter is a product that is always in, whether it is summer or winter or any season, a little extra glow always cheers you up. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 Collection which has the star product called Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave is a limited edition highlighter released this summer. As per the official description, ‘This seductive all-over bronzer is endless summer. Smooths on as a soft sheen. Builds to a luminous pearl highlight.’

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 - Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave is a limited edition product and is part of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 Collection. The packaging of the Illuminating powder aka the highlighter is very beautiful, rose with pops of aqua. The product has a beautiful embossing and pan design. The highlighter is bright, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. Estee Lauder powder gel formulations are one of the best and even this one is amazing. The formula is created using a unique Prisma technology which gives such a gorgeous glow. It is a tri-brid of liquid, powder, and gel. The finish is smooth and beautiful, delivering a soft sheen that illuminates the complexion.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 - Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 - Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave

If you are a fan of sparkle and shimmer, (who is not? Especially in the summer) this is a really nice option to try. And as this is a limited edition product, you need to check this out before it gets sold out. I can totally pull it off on the beach days or vacation. The formula on this highlighter is smooth to touch, finely milled, and very pigmented. In my opinion, this highlighter is not for daily use or something you can use every day if you are working in a conservative or office environment. If you’re looking for an everyday glow, this is not for you. Heat Wave has a very high shine frosty finish that’s very noticeable on the skin, so if you love intense highlighters, Heat Wave is just right for you. Some highlighters have a tendency to increase the visibility of pores and texture on the skin, I didn’t notice anything like that on my combination skin. It did not emphasize my problem areas.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 - Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 - Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave

For me, this will be a perfect addition to the highlighters when I need that extra oomph or hint of summer glow for a vacation or night out.  It is buildable up to a true metallic highlight. For an even more intense glow, I wet my brush with a setting spray before applying the product. I think that Heat Wave would be best suited for most of the skin tones. For very light skin tones, it will be more of a bronzer and for light-medium to dark skin tones, it will be perfect as an illuminator. The staying power is really nice, applies and blends in pretty well. There is a fun amount of sparkle and this can also be used as a top up on the eyeshadow, as a highlighter or just as a fun eyeshadow. The packaging makes it even prettier to take along while traveling.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave is available at EsteeLauder.ca, Hudson’s Bay, BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Press sample


Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection has some really gorgeous products and all are focussed on that healthy glow and solar radiance. I have loved and collected few products from the past year’s collection which are treasured for their packaging and formula, and of course which I rarely use on special occasions to not ruin the embossing and just keep them as collector items for me. From the Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection, I have two products which I will be going into detail in this post, which are Guerlain Terracotta powder, in a limited edition called Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles and Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles

Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles is a Guerlain Terracotta powder in a limited edition called Terracotta Route des Îles. The packaging is luxurious, environmentally sound wooden pack (using wood from PEFC approved sustainably managed forests) contains a wide mirror and a two-tone powder block. There is a combination of the best-selling Terracotta shade 03, subtly iridescent, which naturally warms all complexions, and the it-color for summer, a slight gold shimmer apricot color, to illuminate the tan. The colors can either be blended together to warm the complexion and enhance the natural radiance of the tan or applied separately to achieve the desired intensity. On the skin, they meld together to form a buildable silky veil, so fine that the result is impeccable and remains so, all day long. The fragrance of the Terracotta powder takes you on a getaway. The ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes create the sensation of a cocoon. They are blended into tonka bean and vanilla notes with sunny facets that embody the essence of Terracotta. A note of white musk adds a velvet touch to this addictive fragrance. The senses are awakened, transported to a faraway land. Often copied but never equaled, the unique secret formula of Terracotta is reinterpreted in soft, vibrant colors. It retains the essential benefits of the legendary Terracotta bronzing powder: a buildable sun-kissed glow thanks to a comfortable and very fine texture for a naturally warmed complexion all day long.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

A unique combination of pigments to banish dullness and set the complexion glowing. A formula which does not dry out the skin and offers long-lasting comfort. Mistake-proof application. To give a natural healthy glow look to the entire face, try the Guerlain secret: trace a “3” on the skin. Mix the two shades together in a circular movement and apply the powder to the face: from the forehead to the cheekbones and down to the chin to recreate the natural glow of the first sunbeams. Sweep the apricot shade over the cheekbones for even more freshness.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

The formula is very luxurious, soft, buttery, and the perfect shade which is not orangey or too light, the perfect amount of tan to warm up the complexion and give a healthy sun-kissed glow.  The formula blends in beautifully into the complexion. The staying power is great as with all the bronzing powders from the house. I am a fan of Guerlain bronzing powders since last decade, even before I started this blog and every new release from the brand makes me more excited. I have used this limited edition bronzer few times and already in love.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

The summer has just started and I do use the Terracotta Bronzers all year round. I have repurchased the permanent shade 3 few times and is a regular part of my daily look and as my skin is medium tan, it works as a bronzer for the whole year and also as an all-over powder on the days I have the most tan in summer. The formula never emphasizes my imperfections and does not cause any irritations or breakouts as with all the Guerlain products I have used till now. As this is a limited edition powder, I highly recommend you to check this out before it is sold out.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum

Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum – Eau de Toilette captures in a perfume all the freshness and subtlety of its mythical Météorites. Another distinguishing feature of these little-multicolored powder pearls, which reveal the beauty of every woman, is their delicate violet fragrance. Thierry Wasser, Guerlain’s master perfumer, reworked the violet in all its facets: from its green notes to its woody base, and even its powdery accents. The fragrance opens with apple for a fruity, slightly sharp note, while rose and violet fuse in a floral bouquet which is delightfully revealed through sensual white musk.

The fragrance comes in the same round bottle as Terracotta Le Parfum, with the beautiful addition of a silver-colored spray nozzle and a pearly pink cap. The textured paper label reproduces one of the symbols of the Meteorites range: the garland in the powder pearl colors enhanced with hints of silver.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

I would say this is the most exciting launch and an answer to all the fans of one of the most famous and loved product – Guerlain Meteorites pearls who have been wishing and wanting a fragrance which smells like the powder. As a part of my regular ritual to touch up my face with the Guerlain Meteorites pearls, the first part has always been to smell it, and now that the fragrance has come in a bottle, I am so excited every time I use it.

The fragrance classification is powdery, fruity, floral, perfect for the spring and summer. Top notes are bergamot, apple note, green notes. Heart notes are rose, violet. Base notes are white musk, woody notes. The fragrance is soft, gentle, pleasant powdery scent of violet. The top notes come are bright in the opening which gives freshness, which transforms and reveals tender violet into creamy-powdery violet which does smells likes the meteorites powder. I do feel it is on the sweeter side, not overly sweet but there is the presence of sweetness. The fragrance is not over-powering and can be used as a daily fragrance and even for work. The longevity is over 8 hours on my skin and the sillage is very close like it is made to enhance your skin as is the Meteorites Powder Pearls. I am really enjoying this scent, it is bright, fresh, pleasant, soft, ethereal and feminine.

Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection and Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum are available at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue. Just to mention again that Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection is limited edition and I highly recommend you to check Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles which I have been really in love these days.

*Press samples



Page 1 of 2312345...1020...Last »