Biotique Bio Walnut Purifying and Polishing Scrub

Product reviewed-Biotique Bio Walnut Purifying and Polishing Scrub

Price– Rs199 for 50g (2.9USD)

What does the product claims: This exfoliating scrub is blended with pure walnut oil, rich in vitamin A and lecithin, extracts of neem, mint, fenugreek and red sandalwood to purify and polish skin texture. Sweeps away dry lines and leaves skin smooth, soft and spotlessly refreshed. Skin becomes more receptive to the benefits of future treatment.

Product description Pollutants and dirt can clog your pores making your skin dull and prone to acne. Revive your skin with Biotique Bio Walnut Skin Polisher Scrub. This Unisex scrub is applicable to all skin types. The Biotique scrub is a potent infusion of ayurvedic ingredients like Neem, Nagkeshar, Pudina, Walnut, Bees Wax Vitamin A, Fenugreek, Red Sandalwood and Himalayan Water which combine to nourish your hair by boosting strength. This scrub efficiently purifies your skin by ridding it of impurities. The walnut extracts present in it serves as cleansers that unclog your pores and gently exfoliate your skin. The neem essence has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes your skin by eliminating redness and rashes. This Walnut scrub removes dead cells thus keeping your skin clear and refreshed. This organic scrub has a polishing effect and makes your skin soft and radiant by adding to its shine. The micro-granules present in the scrub does not strip moisture from your skin thus eliminating dryness. This Polisher scrub can also lighten your skin and remove spots and blemishes. The Biotique scrub is toxin-free and dermatologically tested for your safety. Directions for Use Apply required amount on wet face. Gently massage and exfoliate. Rinse off. Use regularly for desired effects .

Packaging– packaging looks somewhat like this.

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Texture-The texture of this scrub is quite different from the other scrubs available in drugstores. It’s quite creamy and not rough at all. it has quite thick consistency and will not fall of even on turning the container upside down.The walnut particles are quite small and clean the face well. After using this scrub my skin feels soft and fresh. It did not break me out or make my skin feel or dry.

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 How To use: Massage on wet face and neck with fingertips. Avoid eye area. Rinse with water or damp wash cloth. Use daily or as needed.

 

THUMBS UP-

  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Nice fragrance
  • Good for everyday use
  • Suitable for dry and sensitive skin
  • Does not leave the face dry and stretchy
  • Does not break me out
  • Natural ingredients are used
  • Act as a good massage cream too

THUMBS DOWN-

  • may not suit people with oily skin since it has thick consistency.

Rating- 4/5

Would definitely buy it again. 🙂

 

 

 

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Biotique bio aloe vera sunscreen

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Product Reviewed-Biotique bio aloe vera sunscreen

Price-INR 199 for 120 ml

Packaging: It comes in a regular yellow packaging. Nothing interesting or different. It has a flip flop green top cap . It is sturdy and travel friendly.

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Fragrance-Smell exactly like mustard oil(sarso ka tel) which is the thing i hate about it the most.

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INGREDIENT

Ghritkumari (Aloevera barbadensis), Chandan (Santalum album), Surajmukhi (Helianthus annuus), Kusimbhi (Catamus tinctorius), Yasad (Zincum), Cream Base Q.S.

 

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Texture: The lotion is runny and spreads evenly. It gets absorbed pretty quickly but does make my skin feel a little greasy. . I do like to use it as it makes you sweat  lot if used under foundation. I am sure this is going to be more useful during winters as it moisturizes skin pretty well.IMG_20160309_084156

 

THUMBS UP –

*travel friendly packageing

*decent price

THUMBS DOWN –

*feels sticky and greasy

*too thin consistency

*strong and unacceptable fragrance

Rating-1/5

WOULD I EVER RE-PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT?

no,Never again.

 

 

 

 

Ponds White Beauty Spot Less Lightening Facial Foam

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Product reviewed-Ponds White Beauty Spot Less Lightening Facial Foam

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I’m probably the last person on Earth to review this product! I love trying out different face washes but I always end up coming back to this one. So here are my views on Pond’s white beauty daily spot-less lightening facial foam.

Price: 135 INR for 100g

69 INR for 50g

Shelf Price-Use before 24 months from Mfg. Date

What the Pond’s says :

Exfoliate your way to brighter skin with White Beauty Daily Spotless Lightening Facial Foam. Enriched with Pro Vitamins B3, it lifts away deep seated dirt and dead skin, to reveal a radiant, glowing complexion!

Special Ingredient- Pro-vitamin B3

A powerful ingredient that delivers brighter, radiant skin.

Key Ingredients
Water, Stearic Acid & Palmitic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide & Aluminium Hydroxide & Stearic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, allantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate & Zea Mays (Corn) Starch & Lycopene & Glucose & Sodium Ascorbate & Tocopherol, Fragranc

Packaging: It comes in a plastic tube form with a roll out  cap. The packaging is safe enough to carry around in your vanity bag 🙂. Some girls might also like the pink color tube.

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Texture and fragrance-The texture of the face wash is very thick, almost like that of a cream (swatch below) . Color- white. Only a very small drop is required for the face. The fragrance is very mild and not irritating.

My experience

This foaming face wash is true to its name as it lathers really well. It gives that psychological satisfaction of cleaning yourself properly 😛 . Yes, we do have a weird sense of associating things like foam and clean 😉 . It washes off quite easily in a few rinses and with very less water. Yeah! Even after that much lathering!!…  I usually remove the light everyday make-up with this face wash.

The first day that I used this cream, I was pretty impressed-the fragrance was really nice and there actually was a pearly glow on my face (I wondered how could that come so soon ☺) So I used it for a week. I then had a mixed reaction to this product. The cream felt mattyfying and drying on my face although I have combination skin

It can be drying for the dry skinners but is good for the oily skinners and  combination skin  like me.

It may not be the best product for those with very dry skin. I would recommend this face wash for those with combination skin/ oily skin from my experience.

Thumbs up 👍 

  • Foams well
  • Brightens face
  • Removes oiliness
  • Rinses off easily
  • Very little quantity is required each time
  • Removes light make-up
  • travel -friendly
  • easily available

Thumbs down 👎 

  • Controls oil only for 2 hours
  • No skin lightening effect as claimed

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LAKME ABSOLUTE SKIN GLOSS GEL CREME

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PRODUCT REVIEWED- LAKME ABSOLUTE SKIN GLOSS GEL CREME

Company :LAKME

What the Lakme Claims:

The Lakme Skin Gloss Gel Creme is enriched with minerals to hydrate your skin for a healthy glow. Along with moisture for a soft, supple texture, it gives your skin a layer of flawless luster.

  • A light glaze with mineral laden glacial water
  • Hydrates to make skin look radiant
  • Moisture coats your skin with gloss

Price: Rs. 399 for 50g(6.011 usd)

PACKAGING-The black glossy tub comes with an reflective icy blue twist up cap, very impressive packaging .The tub is very sturdy and the packaging is overall travel friendly.

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the pack came with a “how to apply” card in it
How to Use

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Ingredients

lakme skin gloss

Shelf Life : 24 months

Color : Light Blue

Smell : Artificial Cologne like Smell

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My experience-To be frank we all love it when our skin glows and I wanted to try skincare products from our very own Indian brand Lakme and hence I got it to see if it lives up to the claims.

The Lakme Skin Gloss Gel Creme is enriched with minerals to hydrate your skin for a healthy glow. Along with moisture for a soft, supple texture, it gives your skin a layer of flawless luster. It is a light glaze with mineral laden glacial water which hydrates to make skin look radiant and moisture coats your skin with gloss. It gives skin soft and supple texture along with a flawless luster.

The Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Creme  has a very lightweight texture and is perfectly named since it is somewhere between a gel and a cream hence has properties of both which is unique. The major gripe I have about it is the strong masculine cologne like fragrance, I mean who would add such strong fragrance in skincare products for women, but thankfully it fades within few minutes of applying it.

It gives an instant cooling sensation upon application which feels so good in this hot weather.It is not moisturising enough for dry patches on skin or even for winters

My skin drinks it up immediately, and it feels super smooth and soft, without feeling heavy, oily or sticky. But mind you it feels greasy if gone overboard, so make sure to apply little quantity. There was little glossy or rather glowy effect on my combination skin, but definitely not as much lakme claims. It provides an excellent base for makeup as well as it makes blending very easy.  But my combination skin gets very oily and shiny few hours after applying it,

Thumbs up 👍 –

  • Unique and very attractive packaging.travel friendly
  • Great lightweight and smooth texture which gets absorbed instantly
  • Did not feel oily and heavy on skin
  • Hydrates and moisturizes skin instantly giving a healthy natural glow.can be used in place of face highlighter. i use it that way more often 🙂
  • Makes a great and smooth base for makeup
  • Contains Mineral rich glacial water
  • easily available

Thumbs down 👎 –

• Not moisturizing enough for dry skin types and for winters

  • As lakme claims it to be a day time product, it certainly lacks SPF

Rating– 4/5

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DERMAL STRAWBERRY COLLAGEN ESSENCE MASK

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This product which i’m going to review now will suit those ladies who are using anti-ageing cream and is mostly used by ladies above 35.My mom has shared her experience of using “COLLAGEN MASK”

WHAT IS COLLAGEN MASK AND THEIR BENEFITS??

If you haven’t tried collagen face mask before, you’re in for a treat. Paper collagen face masks are infused with a variety of nourishing ingredients, not the least of which is collagen. The main structural protein found in connective tissue, collagen makes up approximately 25% to 35% of the total protein content in the human body. Collagen gives young skin its firm, supple appearance.

Gone are the days of applying goopy creams and sticky face masks that make a mess. Paper collagen masks give your skin an instant glow, yet are incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is unfold the mask and apply it to your clean face to give your skin a rejuvenating dose of collagen. Below are 5 benefits of using collagen mask.

1. Hydrate and nourish your skin

Collagen face mask comes prepackaged in a foil pouch, which keeps it moist and sterile. The mask is drenched with beneficial ingredients and maintains a tight seal on your face, ensuring that the active ingredients and moisture deeply penetrate your skin.

2. Slow down collagen depletion

As we age, collagen production diminishes. It is estimated that by the time we reach the age of 40, the body has lost approximately 15% of its collagen production. Collagen face mask slows down the breakdown of collagen and protects the collagen in your skin by combatting damaging free radicals.  

3. Fight the signs of aging

Using collagen face mask helps maintain the skin’s youthfulness and fights the signs of aging. Apply the mask at least two to three times per week to improve your skin’s texture and firmness as well as reduce the size of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

4. Convenient and easy to use

Unlike other types of face masks, which require preparation, sloppy application, and cleanup, paper collagen face masks go on quickly and easily. There’s no effort involved, so you can begin to enjoy your facial immediately, whether you want to soak in the tub, watch TV, or lie down on the couch and listen to music while letting the mask do its magic. There’s no fuss or mess before, during, or after treatment.

5. Relieve stress

Stress shows on your face. Collagen face mask is a pampering treatment that not only makes your face look refreshed and rejuvenated, but also offers psychological benefits. Schedule some time each week to apply a collagen mask, sit back, and relax. Collagen mask is a spa-like treatment you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Using a Collagen Mask: Treatment Options and Side Effects

There are a number of treatment options for those who want to look younger, from cosmetic surgery to laser skin resurfacing, but when it comes to ease of use and avoiding after-procedure downtime, a collagen mask may be a useful option for some people. These masks are designed to rejuvenate skin and boost collagen production to tighten skin and get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen mask kits can be purchased at spas, pharmacies, and beauty supply outlets, as well as through a multitude of online retailers. While masks like this can be beneficial to the skin, anyone who uses them should temper their expectations for rapid results and make an effort to understand how to increase collagen and improve aging skin. Therefore, before as you consider using a collagen mask, take the time to understand your skin type, how the mask will work to address your specific problems, and whether you might suffer from any side effects.

How a Collagen Mask Works

During the natural aging process, the skin loses elastin and collagen, and over time, the skin loses its ability to snap back into place after being pulled. While there is no effective way to replace the skin’s elastin, as the body mostly stops producing it in early childhood, the skin’s collagen continues to be rejuvenated throughout your lifetime. With some treatments, like collagen pills, or a collagen serum, the body’s own natural production cycle can be amplified in a variety of ways. While some treatments can be expensive and painful, such as collagen injections, others are safer and not as costly, such as a collagen mask, for example.

When applied to the face, a collagen mask is designed to tighten skin in the long term, as opposed to a surgical procedure like a dermal filler. Environmental toxins and the free radicals in the sun’s UV rays all destroy collagen, but the ingredients in a collagen mask may rejuvenate the skin by moisturizing it and boosting protein production in order to eventually smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. There are a number of different masks available, from those that come in a cream that you spread over to the skin to individually-wrapped masks that are designed to fit over the face and have holes to accommodate the nose and eyes. No matter which collagen mask application method you choose, be sure to read the ingredients and select one that is free of artificial fillers and parabens.

Preparing the Skin for a Collagen Mask

In order to achieve the best possible results with a collagen mask, it’s important that you prepare your skin before applying the product. First, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and then softly exfoliate the skin to remove any old makeup residue and to open up the pores on your face. It’s not necessary to steam open your pores before you use a collagen mask, but you can add this step for improved results, as open pores increase the product’s ability to penetrate deeper into the skin. If you use a collagen mask that you must spread on yourself, use only your fingertips and spread the gel evenly over your skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth. If you’re using a pre-wrapped mask, ensure that you apply it evenly so that the ingredients penetrate the skin more evenly.

Collagen Mask Side Effects

While dangerous side effects from a collagen mask are rare, some people have reported itching, redness, irritation, and in some rare cases, bruising, from the use of these masks. The more sensitive or thin your skin is, the more likely you are to experience these side effects.

PRODUCT REVIEWED– DERMAL STRAWBERRY COLLAGEN ESSENCE MASK

SHADE -024 STRAWBERRY

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PRICE– RS 300 (4.56 usd)

I BOUGHT IT FROM– SNAPDEAL .the product was “NOT CASH ON DELIVERY”

AVAILABLE IN-

  • Grapes
  • Pomegranate
  • Strawberry
  • acerola
  • Cheery Blossom
  • Q 10 Coenzyme
  • Aloe
  • Apricot
  • Green tea
  • platinum

PACKAGING– The mask comes in a rectangular shaded thick plastic packet

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What the company claims on the packaging?

  • Convergence
  • Brightening
  • Refining

Feature mentioned on the packaging

  1. It is a simple sheet type essence mask offering your skin direct nutrition and after using ,it is possible for you to go out without washing your face.
  2. Compared to other masks,you can feel the difference immediately when using dermal collagen essence mask only once and it includes a high quality mask sheet which sticks to your face very well.
  3. It contains Strawberry extract which is in several kinds of organic acids and it controls excessive creation of oil in your face very well.Also it softens corneous part of skin thus it keeps the skin all the more soft and bright .
  4. Vitamin E and Collagen-It provides your tired skin nutrition and makes your skin healthy and bright
  5. When you put the mask sheet on your face,it makes you feel cool and it keeps your tired skin elastic

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INGREDIENTS

Water,Glycerine,Butylene Glycol, Fragaria Vesca(strawberry),FRUIT EXTRACT,HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN,ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE,PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT,BETA -GLUCAN ,PANTHENOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,POLYSORBATE 80,DISODIUM EDTA,XANTHUM GUM,METHYLPARABEN ,FRAGRANCE

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QUANTITY- 23gm

Smell-Upon opening the package the first thing I noticed was the smell. It was light and kind of floral to me. Nothing irritable or annoying, though. It smells really nice. Once I took it out of the package I noticed how saturated it was!

How to Use-

  • Take out the mask sheet from the pack and unfold it
  • First gently apply the mask sheet around your eye part and then fit your face contours
  • Leave on for 15-20 minutes
  • Peel off the mask sheet and tab the remaining collagen essence over the face until it completely absorbs your skin.

My Mom’s Experience

The mask is a Korean brand company named”DERMAL” .After my routine and having Dermal’s Collagen Essence Mask on, I definitely felt the moisturizing and firming properties! It doesn’t sting, burn, itch or irritate. It has a lovely cooling feel to it and a slight firming feel which means its working. I had it on for 15 minutes (you can leave it on for up to 20 minutes, though) and I didn’t feel too smothered haha! I kept smoothing it over my skin and I laid down while I had it on.

After my 15 -20 minutes, i removed the collagen mask and let the wet collagen present over my skin to get absorbed itself.

What a difference! My skin was velvety smooth, silky soft and definitely firmer! I was actually really shocked! It’s still feeling the same way. Super smooth and soft. I see a bigger difference under my eyes

Thumbs up  –

  • easily available online
  • affordable
  • instant results

Thumb down  –

  • not easily available offline

Will my mom purchase it again??

yes she will

Rating-4.5/5

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Shahnaz Hussain Shalife Plus Skin Nourishing Program

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Product reviewed-Shahnaz Hussain Shalife Plus

Price-Rs 475 for 35gm(7.29 usd)

INDICATION(as written on the back of product)-

Enhanced by precious plant ingredients and specialized techniques, this luxurious formula for normal to dry skin is the ultimate in skin nourishment.With a built-in emollient system, enriched with natural anti-oxidants, it strengthens the supportive tissues and improves skin elasticity.

Designed to porcelain the skin, it improves moisture content and vitality, giving the skin a smooth youthful texture and radiant glow.

Shelf Life– 3 years from manufacturing

Packaging-It comes in a tube-like packaging

DIRECTION OF USE-

apply on the face and massage on the skin with a few drops of water for three to five minutes, using outward and slightly upward strokes. Wipe off with moist cotton wool.

INGREDIENTS– Tulsi Ark, Chakarmard Beej Extract, Khas Distillate, Mom, Tankana Powder, vitamin E, MaltiPushp Tel, Gulab Ark, Chandan Extract, Badam Tel

My Mom’s experience

She have been using this as massage cream during her home facials and the results have been extraordinary. It is a very thick white colour cream which has somewhat strong yet nice fragrance . She usually  takes a small dab of this cream and massage it all over my face for 10 minutes, adding few drops of water in between. Then she wipes it off. It makes her skin soft and smooth and glowing. It gives suppleness to her skin and removes any sign of dryness.

After the massage,skin has a glow to it and looks healthy.  There are no dry patches and skin feels moisturized. It feels like the elasticity of skin increases and texture of the skin improves. Skin feels smooth and soft. A quick massage with this cream gives off a fresh glow.

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Thumbs Up 👍 

  • Only a little cream is required for massage
  • Makes the skin soft and glowing
  • Gets easily absorbed into skin
  • made from herbal ingredients(No parabens)

Thumbs Down 👎 

  • Oily skinned beauties should stay away from this
  • Expensive for the such little amount of product
  • if you are looking for a massage cream to massage for around half an hour, then this is not the one for you.

Rating– 5/5

Will i repurchase it??

Yes .This is a good massage cream which will suit normal, dry or combination skin. It leaves you with young looking and glowing skin with just a few minutes of massage.

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Lakme Rose Powder-Warm Pink

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i have had this product for quite  awhile….so i just thought it should be reviewed as it works really well for me.
It comes in standard old lakmé maroon box . Lakmé rose powder which is actually an loose powder comes in two shade range : warm pink and soft pink.
Warm pink is for medium to dark skin tone while latter is for light
skintone.
Shade reviewed– 02 Warm Pink(this shade for wheatish to dusky skin)
What Lakme claims about Rose Powder:
  • Foundation make-up in a powder format- gives a flawless radiant look.
  • Contains rose fragrance to keep you fresh, contains sunscreen to protect from harmful UV rays.
  • Gives a flawless radiant look.

Price– 140 INR for 40 g( 2.14 US dollar)

Ingredients: Talc, Zinc Sterate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Aluminium hydroxide, Steric Acid, Perfume, Rosa Damascena Extract,Phenoxy Ethanol, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.

The texture of Lakme Rose Powder- 02 Warm Pink is very smooth, it is not chalky, and it blends smoothly and evenly into the skin.
The Lakme Rose Powder- 02 Warm Pink imparts a natural finish to the skin, neither too matte, nor dewy. The skin looks just natural, and I like this property too. The staying power is around 3 hours on my oily skin.
The powder claims to have SPF, though the exact SPF content is not mentioned on the pack. One pack has a lot of powder, so even if used daily, it will easily last for more than 6 months.
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Everytime i apply i get an instant brightness to my face like a radiating glow which also look natural even without a base. It works well as a setting powder over any base.Even a small amount of powder can work wonders.
It comes in a large brown color jar, the top of which has five little holes so that you can control the amount of powder. Also a powder puff is supplied with the pack.
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i really love the way it works…this powder is more like a “mineral powder ” but at an indian drugstore range.
Thumbs Up 👍 –
  • Blends easily
  • ·        Smooth texture.Its silky smooth texture glides on and sets to a velvety finish that refreshes and evens the appearance of the complexion.
  • ·        Light coverage
  • ·        Gives a natural finish 🙂
  • ·        Staying power is around 3 hours
  • ·        Pocket friendly
  • ·        One pack has  a lot of quantity
  • ·        Easily available
  • I have been using this for the last 1 year now but I haven’t noticed any break outs.
  • It is suitable for all skin type & the quantity is huge.

Thumbs Down 👎 –

  • i really don’t like the smell of it.its smells more like Rose water which i personally don’t like 😦
  • it contains parabens .
  • it claims to have sunscreen but has no SPF mentioned.

Would i re-purchase it?

yes…definitely! …after i finish of with this one.

Overall, the Lakme Rose Powder- 02 Warm Pink is highly recommended to everyone out there, especially if you’re looking for a finishing powder on a budget.It has a fine texture that’s easy to blend, feels light on and offers medium coverage with a matte finish.its really great for an everyday look! 🙂

 
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