What should you look for in a hair dryer?

A hair dryer or blow dryer, whatever you may call it is a very basic hair tool that almost every girl owns. But very few actually use it all the time? The reason: tangle, frizz and static.

Have you ever found yourself wanting to try fancy, bouncy blowouts from one of the Youtube tutorials but it just never turns out right no matter the quality of your products? And you sulk thinking that those girls just naturally have good hair that can be tamed and made to stay in place? You are wrong girlfriend! And I’m going to help you choose a great hair dryer that will not only dry your hair in the mornings without making it super poufy but also for when you want a bombshell blowout.

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I got some requests to do a review for my hair dryer but since it is not widely available, a lot of times out of stock and overpriced on a lot of websites, I decided to put forth a checklist in this post so you can look at all the hairdryers in the market and choose any one that ticks all of the boxes!

1. Ionic Technology

Ionic technology basically means that the hair dryer emits negative ions that add shine to the hair and retain it’s moisture. It is the most important feature that you must have in your hair dryer. It also reduces drying time and makes hair so much more smoother! Once you use a hairdryer with ionic technology you will never go back!

2. Ceramic and/or Tourmaline 

You must have either of these good guys in your hair dryer because they lock in moisture in your hair, nourish it while the heat is drying your hair and also protect against heat damage. You will have to additionally use a heat protectant but one of these will help preserve the texture of your hair and hair colour in the long run. Especially if you are like me and let your hair air dry very rarely.

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3. Adjustable heat and speed settings

Remember Mum’s old blow dryer? It just had 3 settings. 1 was cold slow air, 2 was hot slow hair and 3 was hot and ferocious wind! Haha! But jokes apart, all our mums had one of those hairdryers and when we saw youtube tutorials we never thought we could ever achieve that perfect blowout with them!

Your hairdryer must, must, must have different heat and speed settings. Generally there are two heat and two speed settings but some of those really swanky ones have 3 settings each. Which is even better since it gives you more control. You wan to dry your hair but don’t want the heat? Just turn up the first heat and highest speed setting. You will get a nice gust of air which is not too hot. Want a good blowdry but not hot air blowing all over your makeup? Use the hottest heat and lowest speed setting. Gorgeous, bouncy hair in a jiffy! It’s not going to be a distant dream seen only in hair commercials anymore!


4. Cool Shot Button

Any good hairdryer will have a cool short button, which has a snowflake symbol on it. You have to keep it pressed till you want cold air from your dryer. This setting is not a gimmick, it helps o seal your hair cuticles and prevent frizz since cold air completely seals hair cuticles. I is great for when you’ve done a gorgeous bouncy blowout and don’t want it to be ruined because of humidity!

5. Hair Dryer Extensions

You must look for extensions in a hairdryer. For straight to slightly wavy hair, use a nozzle, as shown in the picture with the blowdryer. For wavy to curly hair, use a diffuser. It not only cuts out drying time by concentrating heat in one section of hair but also enhances your natural curls and waves.

Apart from these, please make sure to check out the plug and see if it will fit into the plug in your house. If not, you can always buy an extension.

I hope you dolls found his post useful and will go out and get those dryers without any doubts!

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Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask Review

No matter how well we take care of our skin, a random pimple (or two) just appears out of no where and we’re left trying to heal it. I ordered this mask when I was going through a bad skin phase. I just got three big spots on my face. It just randomly happened. I followed my CTM routine, took off my makeup before I went to bed, used a new face towel everyday. But it still just happened! Oily skin woes!


Plum does extensive advertising on Facebook and I was just reading the comments of women on these ads about how it really helped them. I don’t really buy anything blindly, so I went to their website to take a look t the ingredients and how it works.

It claims to “cleanse, care, control acne, prevent recurrence, and to do all of this gently..”

The ingredients include Kaolin clay, bentonite, geen tea leaf extract and glycolic acid among other things and all these without parabens, phtalates, propylene glycol, SLS, DEA and PABA! In short, no bad stuff, just nice stuff!


Firstly, this mask looks like a mousse foundation in the jar and also feels like one when you touch it. It spreads so easily on the face. No tugging, no chunks due to drying of the mask, no clumps in one place. It glides on the face like mousse but settles down fairly quickly and starts to dry. When applied, it does suck the oil and grime out of the skin but it never stiffens the face. If you have ever used any mud mask, you’ll know that you cannot move your mouth or talk. If you do, your face will hurt a bit. This mask is quite comfortable while it sits on the skin.

When you apply it, you’ll feel a rush on coolness on your face and I really like that. It’s not subtle, it’s just full blown minty! It doesn’t say on the package about how long you must keep the mask on your face, so I do the usual 20 minutes. When I wash it off, my face feels really refined. It feels like it has really gone deep in my pores and sucked the grime out. But it doesn’t make my face parched like so many mud masks (I’m looking at you Himalaya Neem Face Pack. I’m looking at you!)


At first, I didn’t feel like it did anything for my spots, so I thought maybe it will take longer as it doesn’t have too many chemicals. However, I was pleasantly surprised the next morning as I felt that the pimples weren’t very painful anymore. They didn’t just zap out. But they looked and felt much smaller. You know how you can touch a pimple that is under the surface of the skin, and you can feel it’s size? I felt that the bumps had gone down considerably.

Now, it also did me one more good, it reduced my blackheads. I cannot claim it can do this for everyone since this is mainly an anti acne mask that works on spots and redness. But I noticed a lot of small, microscopic blackheads that I had, weren’t very visible anymore. I think Glycolic Acid has a role to play here since it is a great exfoliant.

I’d also like to mention that this is good for people who don’t like using manual scrubs as it is abrasive for the skin, this mask not only cleans your face but the glycolic acid in it also exfoliates and removes dead skin cells very effectively. You’ll notice your makeup going much more smoother the day or day after you apply it. This mask is so good after you’ve worn a full face of heavy makeup with primer, foundation, powder and setting spray. Especially if your makeup is very high coverage and you’ve built it up a lot or if it is not very breathable. Just apply this mask when you get home, after removing your makeup and washing your face and it will unclog your pores and prevent any break outs.


This mask has really helped me heal my under the surface pimples and I can also see the marks are going away slowly and it has just been, I think, two weeks or so! I’d advice you to use this mask twice or thrice a week and I hope you love this as much as I love it!

The Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask retails for INR 475 for 60grams of product and is currently is available only in online stores.

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Faces Ultimate Pro Matte Lipstick in 12 Bold review

Who doesn’t love bubblegum lips? A lovely pop of pink that reminds you of summer and makes a statement without making you look over the top.

I was in hunt of a perfect Bubblegum color lipstick for my skin tone ever since I saw Deepika Padukone wear it on a magazine cover talking into a mint green vintage telephone. Do you guys remember that?


Anyway, this lipstick caught my fancy almost 2 years back when I read it’s review on a blog. It was PERFECT! Not too bright, not too garish. Just a nice almost pastel pink but with YELLOW UNDERTONES! YAS! Found a bubble gum lipstick for me!

The Faces Ultimate Pro Matte Lipstick in 12 Bold is a lovely bubblegummy pink with yellow undertones that looks like a pop of pink but does not make you look clownish. You know, like a lipstick you should not be wearing?


The finish is a creamy matte that is not at all drying. The pigmentation is good but I feel like you have to layer it atleast twice for it to look stunning. The way I wear it is, I swipe it on, blot it GENTLY then apply another layer. And this time, I place a tissue over my lips and powder over the tissue with my giant powder brush. (This can even be done with fingers but you have to be extra gentle) Done! Lovely pop of pink, here you are!

The drawbacks are that it is not very long lasting because it is a creamy matte. It does not fade or bleed but it might not survive a meal, any meal for me actually, unless you are very careful. But what are touch ups for? I really think that this is such a unique colour and is really hard to find that you can look past these drawbacks.

Also, you have to have a little base makeup on when you are wearing this lipstick. Wearing it on a bare face might accentuate your spots or dark circles. I don’t know why that is, but that’s just what I’ve personally experienced.


One thing that really bugs me is that the actual color just DOES NOT show up in pictures for anything! I think if you have the right light or whatever is needed, you might get it. I rely on natural light coming form my window to take pictures so mine didn’t really bring out the colour as it truly is. If you ever pass by a Faces Store, be sure to check and swatch this lipstick! You’ll thank me!

The Faces Ultimate Pro Matte Lipstick retails for INR 699 but is available on online stores for much less!

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Real Techniques Powder Brush review

Today I’m going to do a quick review and also a little information post about using powder. That’s because by the time I’d received this brush, I was already watching a video about how brushes are not ideal for powdering. Uh, what?

So it happened like this : I got this brush, it was super plush and soft and huge! I could powder my whole face and neck in seconds. But the catch was, the powder didn’t really stay long. I wouldn’t blame the brush for it. It is the technique’s fault.


When you pat on your compact or translucent powder with a sponge or dab it on with a powder puff. It presses on the foundation and locks it in, thereby extending it’s wearing time. Whereas when you swirl your brush in powder and sweeping it on or going in with circular motions on your face, you are doing nothing but dusting it off. Which takes away from the very reason you are using powder. It will not mattify for a long time, it won’t set anything in places. It will just sit on top for sometime.

This brush is huuuge! As you will see in the picture below, as compared to the expert face brush and the blush brush, it is a giant! It picks up powder well and is very, very soft. It is great for bronzing your legs or adding powder highlighter to large areas like your arms and hands. The bristles are great quality and do not shed at all. They are very gentle on your face and don’t feel prickly at all.


So if you are a person who likes to use a brush to powder your face, please go ahead and buy this. It’s just that I wouldn’t really advice you to spend money on something that is not really necessary.

The Real techniques Powder Brush is available on all online stores and is priced at roughly INR 780.


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Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in Red Coat a dupe for MAC Ruby Woo?

If you ask any makeup lover the cult lipsticks that are essential for their makeup stash, chances are you’ll hear Ruby Woo from MAC a lot. It is that one ravishing red lipstick that suits every skin tone and looks beautiful on every woman/ person.

Since,I want to say, two years back, there have been speculations that a certain Indian brand (Ahem ahem Lakme) has a dupe for Ruby Woo; And that sounds like  great news since Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks are under 500 bucks compared to INR 1495 as MAC prices it’s lipsticks in India.


I own both of these lipsticks and I’ve had them for a REALLY long time, so I think I’m kind of fit to be a judge for if the 9 to 5 is a dupe of Ruby woo, or NAW! 😛

Well, unfortunately, its not! They do look really similar in swatches and pictures and you might even be fooled if you were shown swatches and asked to guess. But once you put them on, you’d know! That is because Ruby woo has blue undertones and Red Coat has yellow undertones. Ruby woo stands out on your complexion, not in a garish, siren-y way but subtly whereas Red Coat appears deeper and mellower on yellow skin tones that most Indians have. Red Coat blends with the yellow tones of the skin and it doesn’t have even a hint of blue.

(Above: Ruby Woo on top and Red Coat below)

Also, Red Coat is a matte lipstick but it doesn’t feel as dry as Ruby Woo. It is much more comfortable and wearable but that also means that Ruby Woo lasts longer.

All in all, Red Coat is a lovely warm tone red that will suit all Indian skin tones but sadly, it is not a dupe for Ruby Woo.


Your best bet can be a deep but bright blue tone red lipstick like:

Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm in Striking – INR 899

Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Lip Pencil in Scarlet O Hara – INR 799

Please let me know in the comments below if you know any other dupe!

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L’oreal Moist Matte Lipstick in Maple Mocha Review

Hello lovelies! How often have you wanted to get that sophisticated peachy brown wash of colour on your lips that screams off duty model? The colour is just right, not too milky, not too dark and a nice satin finish. Ooh the glamour!



Well, guess what, I think I might have the colour and that lovely finish lipstick for you! Presenting, L’oreal Moist Matte Lipstick in Maple Mocha! I’d hopped on the moist matte train right when the lipsticks had come out and bought myself the colour Orange Power. The finish and colour were divine but it wasn’t very pigmented and this is for someone who has pink lips with no pigmentation whatsoever. I thought all the colours would be less pigmented so I moved on to other lipsticks. Not to forget that the Orange Power one just broke off because these lipsticks are really fragile. So, I thought, the colour and feel is real good but I’m not going to wash down another 900 bucks for a lipstick that breaks off and is not pigmented enough.

A few weeks back, I suddenly found a new love for the Maple Mocha one and I just got it in a whim. I do not regret purchasing this lipstick AT ALL! In fact I’m so glad I gave in to the desire and got myself this beauty. It looks very dark in the bullet and I was apprehensive at first but the actual colour on the lips is a lovely peach brown that is not stark and complements the yellow-olive Indian skin tones beautifully.


Firstly, the pigmentation of this one is great! Just one swipe gives you lovely peachy brown lips that look very sophisticated. Not seriously professional looking, just easy breezy and posh. On pigmented lips, it’ll take two or three swipes. The colour builds up nicely and doesn’t darken as you build up. Have you noticed if you build up some brown lipsticks they tend to get really dark and streaky? That is not at all a problem with this one.

The lipstick is fragile but I’ve learned to use it because it deposits colour without having to apply any force. If you own a retro matte by MAC you’ll know what I’m talking about because that is one DEAD MATTE finish and sturdy lipstick.


(Above: Swatched once and swatched three times side by side)

The finish is a lovely moist matte as the name suggests and is great for people who want matte lips but not the dryness that comes with it. One tip would be to apply balm until you finish doing the rest of your makeup, wipe it off and then put this lipstick. Your lips won’t feel chapped at all.

The lipstick does smudge a bit, in fact if you set it with tissue and powder, I don’t think it will move. It does not feather or bleed at all. If you eat, it might move because of the oil in the food but I think that’s it. The best part is, you can apply this lipstick after dabbing your mouth with a tissue after eating and you don’t even need a mirror because it layers so well!

I love everything about this lipstick, the colour, the finish and the staying power! Just be careful not to press it on your lips with force and you’ll be fine! Also, it is such a beautiful colour to wear at work or for formal meetings.

The L’oreal Moist Matte Lipstick retails for INR 899 but is available on Flipkart, amazon and Nykaa for much less!

Until next time, lovelies, stay beautiful! :*

Real Techniques Blush Brush review

I have always wondered how girls got such a perfect flush. It was nice and rosy, not over the top and blended so well it looked almost natural. I discovered how when I got this blush brush! 😛

Rewind to three years ago, I purchased a blush brush which was fairly affordable and it had okay-ish reviews. I was just starting out, it was cheap, so I got it. That brush was prickly as hell, pardon my language. But it really was. Prickly and gave a very uneven distribution of product. It picked up a LOT of product but did not help to blend it out at all. The blush would just cling to parts of my cheek and sit there.


I was never a blush person because I thought blush just didn’t look right on me. I always looked a bit over the top with it, until I found the Real Techniques blush brush. Fistly, like all other RT brushes, it is super soft and makes applying blush a dream. It picks up the right amount of product and blending is so easy, the brush just does all of the work for you!


It can also be used for contouring and to set your concealer with powder but it works wonders as a blush brush. I never believed that a brush could give a High Definition finish. But even with my 5X magnifying mirror, I do not see any streaks or unevenness. It is all well blended and looks gorgeous! I’m totally a blush person now and I love the way it pulls all my makeup together.


The Real Techniques Blush Brush currently retails for INR 710 on amazon.in, it is priced differently on different websites so you can choose the lowest price and get that one. All prices are around 710 to 745, don’t go on and buy a one for 1k.

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Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Review

I have to confess that I’ve never bought a lot of affordable base makeup because some products, especially the Maybelline ones broke me out a lot when I was still learning to do my makeup. I always sort out to try more “expensive” ones as I thought they’d be of a better quality and wouldn’t give me spots.

I actually bought this compact powder because I saw a celebrity use it on a reality show. uh, yeah.  At first I thought it was Za or a luxury brand, because she’s a celebrity and they tend to use more high end and luxury products even if they endorse the more affordable brands. This particular lady is not really a star or very popular and I knew she was not associated with the brand in anyway (I don’t think she endorses anything, at all) and it was a reality show where they blur out the brand names of all products unless the show is sponsored by it. I caught a slight glimpse of the ‘Mayb’ when she was retouching her makeup and I  was sure it was this compact.


I went ahead and bought this baby about a month ago, I’d like to guess. I really liked it but was apprehensive about writing a review because it has a fairness tag to it which attracts some negativity, as people would think I am on the whole “fairness” bandwagon. Let me tell you I’m not. I want to tell you about a product that I really love and only because the company put ‘fairness’ in it’s name, I should not hold back my review. I’d honestly like it if companies did not use the term or promote “fairness”.

Coming to the product, it is a pressed powder for the face and comes in a nice faded pink case with a sponge applicator. The powder is not really finely milled like the higher end ones but I find that it controls oil and keeps my foundation put without retouching for over 6 hours. I have really oily skin that gets greasy within two hours of using a matte foundation, so 6 hours without blotting or retouching is an achievement. The key to applying this compact powder is to swipe the sponge on the compact and dab it on the skin as opposed to dragging it on as I’ve seen so many people do. If you want to build it up, dab a little more. Your foundation will stay put and your face will be matte.


I got the shade ‘No. 02 Nude Beige’ which is the second shade. The SA was pressing me to get the lightest colour but that has pink undertones and this one has yellow undertones which go well with my skin and brighten it. The shade is a perfect match for me but the compact comes in only 3 shades, which is quite appalling. India, with its various skin colours from English rose fair to lovely golden warm skin tones and even chocolate velvet, deserves a variety of makeup shades in base makeup with pink and yellow tones. Companies really disappoint me with their 3 or 4 colour selections in foundation and powder. Do they think only women of the select shades use makeup? Or that women will “adjust” to the shades or buy lighter shades to look “fair”? Come on, step up your game.


The powder does give quite some coverage for a compact powder and can be used over moisturiser on good skin days because it single handedly cannot cover dark circles or spots, you’ll need your BB cream, concealer foundation for that. The SA said that the powder can be used with a dry or wet sponge, the damp sponge gives a slightly dewy finish. I have not tried it with a damp sponge because I’m scared of bacteria build up and I bought the powder for setting my makeup so I wasn’t looking for that quality in the first place. The powder does not oxidize at all which is great because you won’t look orange at the end of the day! 😛

Other than the above mentioned points, the Clear Glow Compact has an SPF of 26 PA+++ and claims to have Vitamin C.

Overall, it is a really good, affordable and effective compact powder if you can match yourself to the three shades that it comes in.

The Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder retails for INR 199 and is available at all Maybelline outlets and online stores.

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Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Reviews

Hello lovelies! I’m back after almost a month for a review and I have today, a star product, which is, as the title suggests, the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.


I have only used different types of sponges and puffs to apply my foundation since the time I’ve started to do up my face. I was sort of satisfied with it because I thought that a product is the star of the makeup, not the applicator. And so, I felt like I did not really need to care what I used to put on my foundation with as long as the foundation was a great one. Like a lot of times, I was wrong. This time, I was proven wrong by this fabulous brush.


Now, the real reason I got this brush was that I was really weary of using sponges. I tried them dry, I tried to dampen them but they still didn’t give me the “perfect” finish. I was contemplating buying the beauty blender for quite sometime and I watched a lot of Youtube videos for reviews so I’d know it was worth the money, because darling, that thing can empty your pocket! The problem I had with the beauty blender is that you have to use it damp, which I don’t like. Any damp applicator does not go with my foundation which is water resistant, sweat proof and mattifying. It just looks off putting, like something is not right or something is missing. Moreover I was tired of touching the very applicator that I was putting on my face. If you use a sponge or the beauty blender or it’s dupe, you’d know that you have the hold the very sponge you put on makeup with and at some point you’ll have to use the side you have touched to sheer out the coverage or to use the side which is clean. It was really starting to bother me. So I just bought this brush after reading and watching some great reviews.


I am really happy with this brush. It is densely packed and the bristles are very soft and gentle on the skin. It is perfect for liquid, cream and powder foundations; And gives perfect finish with all three. You use less product as it does not drink up foundations like the sponges and it gives good coverage even with little product. The brush is an ideal size, not too large that you’d accidently go over your eyes while covering your dark circles; And not too little that it takes 15 minutes for you to only finish doing your base. I literally finished doing my face and neck in 3 minutes flat! I promise you I also set up a timer to check so I can write it confidently in this review. I kid you not! I’m not saying that you have to go super fast but if you are in a hurry or you don’t have a lot of time to do your makeup in the morning but still want a nice, presentable face, this will be your best friend.

I really have had no qualms with this brush, it feels good, my makeup looks good and it doesn’t shed at all while washing. I wash my brush the night before I want to do my makeup and it has not shed a single hair. You just take a little shampoo on your palm, swivel and turn the brush in it several times, then turn on the tap and continue swiveling, and tada! clean white bristles!

Some people do have a query if using a brush for doing foundation will break you out. If you have sensitive skin, don’t use a foundation brush in a circular motion, using it in a downward motion. Moving in circles, or buffing as it is called is great for hiding large pores but it also pushes the product into the pores which can clog them. Very few people have this problem really, I buff my foundation with this brush AND I have sensitive skin, But I have never broken out, I promise!


A bonus point is that my mother loved this brush too, and that is a surprise because she is really not a brush person. She uses foundation with her fingertips and powders over and has never bothered with brushes. But I did use this on her once, (ofcourse it was super clean and I washed it thoroughly before I used it on myself) , and she loved it. She asked me to use it on her multiple times and I’ve ordered one for her too! Take my mother’s word girls, because she is VERY hard to please like that! 😀

This brush is raved about all over the internet and I’m so happy to find that all that raving is worth it! 😛 I really suggest everyone to get this because it will really change the way your foundation looks!

The Real Tecniques Expert Face Brush currently retails for INR 745 on amazon.in and is also available on Flipkart for around the same price.

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MUA Winter Forest Matte Palette Review

Hello there, lovelies! It’s that time of the year again! Winter is finally here and we can all dig out our super bold eye palettes to create grunge looks and wear dark berry lips!

Finding a good quality, affordable eyeshadow palette in India is a bit of a task and to top it off if you want a matte one, you just better look online because a lot of drugstore companies don’t really make impressive matte palettes in India.

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I was planning to buy a certain new, very popular matte eyeshadow palette. Everyone all over Youtube and across  beauty blogs was raving about it. I rushed to purchase one for myself, but I was really disappointed when I swatched it on my hand. The colours just wouldn’t show up! I then tried this very eyeshadow palette at my friends’ when I went over and I thanked myself for not buying it because it didn’t show up on my eyes as well. All neutral colors were like warm and cool tone versions of the same colour. AND it was not cheap. I won’t reveal the name of the company because I didn’t purchase the product so I don’t think I should pass judgement on something I haven’t even invested in.


Top to bottom : Sand, Truffle, Chino, Dove Grey, Slate


Top to Bottom : Camel, Azure, Aqua, Midnight, Smoke

So, story time being over ( 😛 ), I purchased this MUA eyeshadow palette online as it was on sale and I’ve always read good reviews of MUA eye shadows.

I was very impressed when this arrived because the shades were very well pigmented. Even the lighter ones, they don’t really show up in all their glory but they don’t disappear into your skin colour as well.

The two light yellow (Camel) and beige (Sand)  colours don’t show up that well unless you use  a good eye shadow primer and the mint (Azure) applies patchy unless you use a similar eye pencil or cream shadow underneath. But none of the colours look chalky, very surprisingly.

The shadows are very smooth and blendable. I’ve never had to drag a colour on my eyes. All colours except for the three mentioned above show up well and stay put for a very long time without an eyeshadow primer. If you do add an eyeshadow primer, there’s nothing that can bend these babies.

The colours don’t fall out or get very chalky even if you build them up quite a lot.

The only downside would be that all of these are cool colours and don’t have any warm tones except for the yellows which could be a problem if you’re yellow toned like me and need a warmer colour to go in the crease.

Overall, this palette is all that it claims to be: Ultra smooth, non chalky and buildable. It is also very affordable and has great neutrals for if you are just starting out with doing your eyes. I honestly do not see any downside in the palette which is great!

The MUA Winter Forest Matte Palette retails for INR 510 in online stores. These are not available at drugstores.

Until next time, lovelies, stay beautiful! :*