Sunday, February 25, 2018

Get the brow game on: Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper review in brown

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Get the brow game on: Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper review in brown

Hello everyone,

How are you all? How was your weekend? The amazing weather on Saturday made my day 🙂 Resting on my testing table for quite some time is Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper. I have dark brows which are not too thick but are dense so I never felt the need to use any brow product. But Cara Delevingne and closer to home Alia Bhatt have made fluffy full eye brows a rage. All the videos that I see on Youtube focus on eye brows. Thicker eyebrows make you look younger and bring more innocence and simplicity on face. So, when I saw this product at Maybelline counter, I thought I would give it a try!

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Product description
Now it’s time to make your eyebrows a part of your eye makeup routine for an enhanced and finished look. Eyebrows will now be precise till the tail as with Maybelline New York’s first ever eyebrow pencil. The Fashion Brow Pencil is an all-in-one pen for your eyebrow that gives you the sharpness of a 0.2mm micro lead fixing pencil and the softness of filling natural mineral powder. It is the ultimate duo shaper that gives you ultra-soft precision for perfectly defined eyebrows up to 12 hours. It fixes gaps and blends seamlessly for smooth, stunning brows.
Here’s why you will love it:
– Available in two variants, Brown and Grey
– Duo shaper with a natural mineral powder finish
– 0.2mm micro lead tip pencil
– Double ended eyebrow pencil
– Perfectly defined eyebrows up to 12 hours
– Price: Rs 245/-

Packaging
The eyebrow shaper comes in black plastic tube which looks durable. It has two sides, a retractable pencil with black cap and other a soft sponge applicator with mineral powder with brown cap. It comes with a plastic cover with all the information which goes away once you throw away the cover. The pencil is convenient to carry for travel.

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My Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper review
Maybelline has always been able to come up with good quality products at reasonable price and this time is no different. The product gives a nice fluffy look to eyebrows that look natural. With this, one does not need another brow product. The pencil is not highly pigmented which is a plus in my opinion as it helps building up the shape. Two-three swipes are needed to get full color so I had full control over how dark I want to go. Overdone eye brows look stark and unnatural. I like using light strokes to define shape and then use the sponge applicator to fill in gaps. The pencil is quite dry and hence does not stick to hair and lasts all day. It does change the way you look. It makes your eyebrows look well groomed and they frame the face better. You need to however, experiment to see what shape suits it best.

It comes in two shades, brown and grey. I have opted for brown. The brown is kind of ashy brown so it matched my eyebrows. Although it seems that color selection is not great but I think it will suit most people. As a rule, black pencil or powder should never be used even if you have black eyebrows. Black color looks very dark and fake which is unflattering. Hence, if you have very black eyebrows and jet black hair then go for grey, else brown.

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Verdict
Rating: 5/5
It’s a great product for eye brows at a reasonable price. Do give it a try and get your brow game one!

Do you like broad and fluffy eyebrows or you prefer sharp ones? Do share in comments below 🙂

Love,
Shruti

Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow lip balm review, price and online availability in India| Orange and Raspberry

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Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow lip balm review, price and online availability in India| Orange and Raspberry

Hello everyone,
One thing that you will find in each of my handbags and all the drawers of my room is LIPBALM. I have dry lips all year round and just can’t live without lip balms and chapsticks. I liked Maybelline baby lips lip balms but find them addictive (means your lips feel even drier if you don’t put it on), so stayed away from them. However, Maybelline recently came up with a new version, the candy wow lip balms and this changed my opinion.

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Description
Give Your Lips A Candy Treat With Baby Lips Candy Wow.
Maybelline New York, the world’s #1 make up brand and the brand behind everyone’s favorite lip balm Baby Lips launches Baby Lips Candy WOW with candy-inspired colors that will give you soft, supple, yummy lips.
With every application, your lips are reborn and feel supple, plump, moisturized, giving you intense care with the fun and sweetness of a candy. Baby Lips Candy WOW comes in a new retractable crayon format with delicious flavors – Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Orange, Cherry and Peach.

The chubby stick is enriched with Vitamin E that helps keep your lips hydrated for long and keep them protected even in harsh winters. The crayon format makes it easy to apply and glides on smoothly. Everyone will go WOW with this pop of colour, glossy shine, yummy candy flavor and the tinge of style.

Here’s why you will love it:
– Available in five variants, Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Orange, Cherry and Peach.
– Enriched with Vitamin E

Price: Rs 275/- for 2g
Online available at http://www.maybelline.co.in/

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Packaging
It comes in plastic retractile tube. It is longer than the previous lip balms even though quantity is less. The tubes are of bright colors and represent the shade, so it’s easily recognizable from outside. Its cap fits well and hence is travel friendly. I love its handy and convenient packaging as I like to keep my balm at my side always 🙂 It comes packed in a plastic cover on which the ingredient list is also written. Once, the plastic sheet is gone, information is gone too which is a bummer!

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Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow lip balm review

Maybelline candy wow lip balms are one of the best lip balms that I have tried so far and it’s a big thing since I have tried many from natural to high end ones. It glides smoothly over lips and has good pigmentation for a lip balm. It instantly hydrates and moisturizes lips. It’s not sticky but still keeps the lips soft which I love. I like to wear balms as my lip color on a daily basis and this one fits the bill. It gives good color pay off in just two swipes and stays put for around 2-3 hours. Although color fades away, the lips remain soft and supple for more than 6 hours which is quite impressive for a lip balm. Unlike its ancestor, it is not addictive and I do not feel that I have to re-apply. It is easy to apply as the stick is not too thick or thin. One can apply it without a mirror as precision is not required so touch ups are easy.

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Maybelline candy wow lip balm in orange is bright orange color which will suit all skin types, after a few minutes it looks more subtle, hence can be worn easily. It has glossy finish and does not look very harsh. It will be a nice shade for summers.

Maybelline candy wow lip balm in Raspberry is a nice pink color which is perfect for teens as well. Like orange, this too is a subtle pink. However, both shades still manage to cover the pigmentation which is great!

Verdict
Rating: 5/5
The product has really worked well for me and comes in a convenient packaging. Everyone can find their suitable shade from the 5 cute colors. Its suitable for college girls too who do not wish to wear lip stick or gloss on an everyday basis but would like to have a tint.
Have you tried Maybelline Candy wow lip balms yet? Do you like them? Let me know in comments 🙂

Thanks a lot for reading!

Love,
Shruti

Kama Rejuvenating and Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream Review, price and availability in India

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Kama Rejuvenating and Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream Review, price and availability in India

Hello everyone,

I am quiet lazy when it comes to taking care of skin. But in my recent attempts to take more care of my (aging :P) skin, I picked up Kama Rejuvenating and Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream and ever since then I am hooked on it.

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Product description (by company)
This incredible Rejuvenating & Brightening Ayurvedic Night cream is a special blend of precious and rare ingredients to help illuminate the skin colour and promote cell growth. Our Ayurveda based formula is blended with the finest of Saffron from Kashmir to brighten your skin, reduce dark circles and pigmentation. Indian Madder and Aloe Vera has antiseptic properties which prevents fine lines and delays the process of ageing skin. Vetiver, and lotus cool and cleanse while helping clear blemishes. Liquorice, an antiseptic, protects against bacterial and fungal infections. A perfect leave in night treatment for youthful naturally radiant skin.

Benefits :
Reduces dark circles
Reduces pigmentation
Reduces fine lines
Promotes cell growth

Price: INR 1650 for 50 gm
Availaibility: Kama stores across city (mostly in malls, also in shopper stop)
Online: http://www.kamaayurveda.com/

Packaging
Kama night cream comes in brown glass jar with screw cap. It comes with a wooden spoon to take out the product hygienically. There is also a plastic stopper in between to keep the product clean. The bottle is quite bulky and is not travel friendly at all.

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Kama Rejuvenating and Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream Review
Kama Night cream is a thick light yellow cream. The consistency is quite heavy but all night creams are supposed to be like that. However, it does gets absorbed easily into the skin. It is not greasy at all and is suitable for all skin types. I have combination skin leaning towards oily. But it worked well on my mom-in-law’s dry skin too.

To use it, I first clean my face thoroughly and then dot this all over my face. Then using massaging motions, I apply it. Since it is thick in texture, I sometimes moist my face first.

This night cream actually works! Though it does not fare well on all the tall claims it makes, it does brightens my skin tone. My skin looks healthy and supply in morning. It also improves the texture of skin which is a bonus! However, I did not see any significant reduction in my dark spots and dark circles.

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Verdict
Rating: 4.9/5
Although it is on expensive side, I would definitely repurchase this product. I love how it makes my skin more balanced and supple. It’s a natural ayurvedic product free of chemicals, so I do not mind paying that extra bucks!
Have you tried Kama Rejuvenating and Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream? Do you like it? Do let me know in comments below!

Thanks a lot for reading 🙂

Love,
Shruti

Milani Rose Powder blush in Blossomtime Rose Review, Swatch, Price and availability in India

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Milani Rose Powder blush in Blossomtime Rose Review, Price and availability in India

Hello everyone!
Good morning 🙂  To add some color to your mundane Monday mornings, I am bringing to you a gorgeous blush that will give you spring glow that you covet. Milani Rose Powder blushes are known for great quality at drugstore price. Hence, when my cousin was coming back from her US trip, I knew that I wanted to buy one of these. Blossomtime rose is a coral pink blush with very soft shimmer. The color is quite similar to Nars Orgasm but sans chunky glitters (making it more appropriate for everyday use).

What the product claims
Now this is a blush that deserves to be seen! Gorgeous in the compact, even prettier on cheeks, this petal soft, natural-finish powder shapes, contours and highlights. Streaks? Never. Easy to use? Always. In ultra-flattering shades that you just can’t live without.
Milani Powder blush in Blossomtime Rose Price: INR1566 (at Amazon)
Availability in India: This shade is not available in India; however, other shades can be bought at www.amazon.com.

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Packaging
Milani Powder blush in Blossomtime Rose Is beauty to hold. It has a 3D rose pattern which does wear off with use (you can see that middle part is fading away with frequent use. It has a transparent cap which closes with a clasp and is quite sturdy. The blush is quite big in size and quantity generous – 0.60 oz. This one will last you long.

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Milani Powder blush in Blossomtime Rose Review

It is a powder blush that looks slightly dry but is easy on skin. It is pigmented but not too much which I like. I do not like to go heavy handed on my blushes and since this is not too pigmented, it’s easier to use. It is easily buildable so you can take your time to get the color you want. It has golden shimmer which gives a soft glow but it’s not over the top but gives dimension. I do not feel the need to use a highlighter separately with one. It will go well with warmer skin tones. One can use this lightly for everyday use and also at parties. It has become my favorite, go-to blush and since is so wearable, I use it frequently. Its wear time is good and it stays put for 4-5 hours easily.

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I hope you can see the blush in this pic 😛

Rating
4.9/5
It’s a great blush that gives a subtle glow. The quality is good and packaging travel friendly. It’s a nice addition to vanity and will last long. Those who like coral blushes will love this one for sure! I have no complaints at all, the only con being the availability in India.

Do you like blushes? Which colors are your favorite, pinks or corals? Do let me know what you think about this blush!

Thanks a lot for reading.

Love,
Shruti

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review, price and swatches

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Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review, price and swatches

Primers have become an integral part of makeup routine. Primers are applied before foundation and after moisturizer. Primers are used to tackle different skin problems. Some primers are for mattifying, some for even skin tone and some to blur out pores.

Product description (By Maybelline)
Bye-Bye Pores! One second away from smooth, poreless skin.
Why you’ll Love It: Insta-blur technology visibly smoothes pores away. Can be worn alone or under make-up. Non-comedogenic and fragrance-free.
For Best Results: Smooth a thin layer under foundation for a smooth-looking finish. Or use alone for flawless-looking skin, smoothing onto areas with visible pores.
Available online on www.amazon.in
Price: INR800 for 22ml

Packaging
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser comes in a small aqua blue plastic tube with a cap. It has a small nozzle to dispense as little as required. Though tube is quite sturdy and travel friendly, it’s opaque and hence difficult to see how much product is remaining.

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Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review, price and swatches
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review, price and swatches
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Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review, price and swatches
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review, price and swatches

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review, price and swatches

My experience with Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer
This is a silicone-based primer with gel like consistency. It is transparent and does not have any fragrance. I have a combination skin and do not feel the need to use moisturizer separately. It leaves my skin supple and ready for makeup. I just take a pea-size amount and dot it all-over my face (do not rub it in hands as it will get absorbed in hands itself!) and then use my hands to spread it all over. Although it’s quite thick, it gets absorbed into skin immediately and leaves behind a super smooth skin on which foundation glides easily. I always have had a problem with longevity of foundations. But after using this primer, it looks fresh for more than 6 hours which is a bonus. There is also a definite difference in visibility of pores.

One thing to keep in mind while choosing primers is to match the base, silicone or water, to the foundation. It is imperative to use silicone-based foundation over this primer for best results.

The product fulfill the claims it makes. However, it may not be suitable for oily skin types.

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Verdict
I love this product and as it makes my skin appear better. It also helps my foundation lasts longer which is a plus. I would repurchase this product.

Rating: 4.5/5

Have you used primers before? Which one is your favorite? Do let me know in comments below!

Thanks a lot for reading!

Love,
Shruti

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Matte Lip color review and swatches: Marais Magenta and Madeleine Pink

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L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Matte Lip color review and swatches: Marais Magenta and Madeleine Pink

Liquid matte lipsticks have become quite a rage ever since their launch. Almost all brands have come out with their own versions. I find most of these liquid matte lipsticks to be super drying and they also accentuate the lines in my dry lips. But all this changed when I bought L’Oreal liquid matte lipsticks! Read on for L’Oreal liquid matte Lipstick review.

For those of you who have never heard of these lipsticks, they are applied on lips like a gloss with a doe foot applicator and then dry up to a matte lipstick finish. For application of liquid lipstick you can see the tutorial here. I have bought two shades in this range, Madeleine Pink and Marais Magenta.

Description

A lightweight texture and rich matte finish these long lasting lip colors are just what you need for an ultimate velvety, hypnotic, statement look.
Price: INR950 for 5.5ml

Packaging

I love the packaging of L’Oreal liquid matte lipsticks. They are sleek, golden case giving a classy feel. It has a small transparent section through which color can be easily identified. It comes with an applicator that helps in applying the lipstick evenly.

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My L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Matte Lip color review

Marais Magenta

It is cool toned magenta which is bright but not neon. It will complement most Indian skin tones. It is highly pigmented and gives a good color payoff in one swipe. Two swipes will give even finish. Texture of these lip colors is great. It’s quite smooth and do not feel dry or stretchy on lips at all. Considering it dries up to a matte finish, this is quite commendable. Wear time is around 4-5 hours after which it fades but leaves a lovely tint behind on lips which I love. It is perfect for weddings and evening outings. The shade is darker than most lipsticks that I use. It will suit medium to darker skin tones more.

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Madeleine Pink

I have been on the lookout for a pink shade that has warm undertones and is neither too light nor too bright. This one just fits the bill. The color is not super pigmented but still covers up well. It’s good for everyday wear, to office, to college or a day out. The staying power of this shade is good. It stays put for about five hours. It leaves behind a soft pink stain. It would suit people with lighter skin tones more. This is more like my kinda shade that have coral undertones. I prefer this over Marais Magenta.

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Verdict

Though it is expensive but I found worth the money because of texture and staying power. Marais Magenta is a must buy for those who want something a bright pink lip color which is not hot pink! However, Madeleine Pink is suitable for those who want a nice coral pink for every day office or college wear. I am definitely buying more colors from this range soon.

As I said before, most liquid lipsticks are quite drying. I have parched lips and thus, can’t wear them often. However, texture of these liquid lipsticks is creamy and quite moisturizing. They are also lightweight so much so I do not feel I am wearing anything on my lips. But kudos to L’Oreal team for coming out with a great formula which is moist, do not settle into fine lines and yet gives a semi-matte finish which I like  🙂

Thanks a lot for reading!

Love,
Shruti

Victoria’s Secret Strawberries and Champagne fragrance mist review

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Hello everyone,

Fragrance mists have become an important part of routine for most. I wanted to share with you all my current favorite  Victoria’s Secret Strawberries and Champagne fragrance mist review! I had also suggested this in the gift list for Valentines Day (here).

Typically, I am not a big fan of body mists as the fragrance is not long lasting and then it interferes with the perfume if you want a long lasting fragrance. But as soon as I smelled Victoria’s Secret Strawberries and Champagne fragrance mist, I just couldn’t resist buying it 🙂

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Indian makeup and beauty blog – Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist

Product Description
France Mist, wild strawberries and champagne: Refreshing formula is infused with conditioning Aloe Vera and calming Chamomile. Spray on for a touch of scent.
Quantity: 250ml/8.4 fl oz

Price: INR 700 (at www.purplle.com)

Packaging

Victoria’s Secret fragrance mists come in sturdy plastic transparent bottle with a spritzer on top. The bottle is of good quality and quite convenient to use. Product is visible in the bottle, so it’s easy to see the amount remaining in the bottle. However, I find the size too big to carry while travelling or in your bag.

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My Victoria’s Secret Strawberries and Champagne fragrance mist review

The fragrance is fruity with a hint of fun and flirty. Unlike most fruity perfumes, it is not too sweet which I like. When I wear it, the first thing that comes to my mind is fresh. The fragrance is like waking up and getting ready for the day. It’s cool and strong.
I love to spray it on quite liberally just after bath and feel even more refreshed. It feels luxurious but is more suited for summers. It’s one of those scents that make you feel confident whenever you wear it. I get many complements every time I use it.

The downside is that it does not stay on for long, just about 2-3 hours on me. Amongst body mists though, this beauty stays the longest. You may have to spray it again during the day. But I love the fragrance so much that I do not mind this shortcoming.

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Verdict

It’s a nice fragrance mist to try though it is definitely expensive considering the fact that longevity is not great.
Thanks a lot for reading!

Love
Shruti

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Sulwhasoo BB Cushion review for Indian Skin

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Hey all,

How have you been? I am back with another beauty product review and this time it’s a Sulwhasoo BB cushion review and how it fares for Indian skin tone. BB Cushions have been around for a while but they are yet to reach Indian market (except the Lancome). You can get on your hands on some online (although I would not recommend that as it is being priced quite steep) or when you or your friends are going for an international trip. I bought the BB cushion by Sulwhasoo at the Changi Airport, Singapore for approx. INR2,500 (on www.amazon.in it is available for INR 9794!). I have used it several times since then and I think it’s time to write the BB cushion review for Indian skin. Whether you should invest in it or not? Read on to know 🙂

Sulwhasoo BB cushion
BB Cushions are quite popular in Korea and is in tune with the make-up trends there. Koreans prefer a full coverage and dewy skin which this product provides.

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Packaging
The outer packaging is a regular cardboard box with BB cushion and one additional filling. While the product might seem expensive enough, but you get double the amount of product. Packaging of Sulwhasoo is really classy. It’s an off-white box with golden trimmings. It has a soft pad through which product is to be applied on face and a closed area with cushion on top through which product comes out. It comes with a mirror and the packaging is great for keeping in bag during travelling.

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Application
One needs to pat the pad on top of cushion to get the product and stipple the same on face. It ensures even finish and full coverage.

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See how it blends seamlessly leaving just a soft glow
See how it blends seamlessly leaving just a soft glow

My experience
My experience with the BB cushion has been a mixed. First of all don’t be fooled by the name, it is not a BB cream but a foundation in a cushion and a full coverage at that. I usually wear sheer to medium coverage foundation so when I used it on my face, it felt really heavy. Also, I have oily skin so it turned too dewy. Although I had bought the darkest shade #25 that was available, it still turned grey on areas where I had pigmentation. It however, blends very easily and leaves a very beautiful glow on skin (However, of all the BB Cushions available, Sulwhasoo is considered to be the only one that has yellow undertones that suit Indian skin tone). I had almost thought that here goes my two and half grand.

But winters changed the game. My skin gets a little dry in winters which made this dewy foundation perfect for those cold days. I gradually developed my own way of application too. I first stipple some product on my face and then use my damp beauty blender to sheer it out. Also, I used some Kroyalan corrector on my pigmentation. All these steps and Voila! I had beautiful, fresh and glowy skin. Ever since, it has become my go-to product. It is super easy for touch ups and lasts long as well.

Some pictures where I have used Sulwhasoo BB cushion on me

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Final verdict
BB Cushion is a great buy for those girls who
1. Have a fairer skin tone than me
2. Have a dry skin
In my opinion, oily skin beauties should stay away for this as this is too heavy for their skin. Also, availability of shades is a big problem for Indian skin tone. I hope, some cosmetic company will soon launch BB cushions in India with Indian skin tones in mind as the product itself is quite unique and worth a try 🙂
Have you tried BB cushions yet? Share your experience with me!

Love,
Shruti

ASUS ZenFone Zoom review: DSLR in your pocket

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Hi everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t you can follow me here), you would already know that last week I attended ASUS ZenFone Zoom launch in Agra. The phone was launched amidst much fanfare at the Jaypee Palace by ASUS CEO Jerry Shen (more details coming up in the post). All the participants of the events were given an awesome surprise gift at the end – the ASUS ZenFone Zoom phone 😀

Gorgeous gift by ASUS

First look of ASUS ZenFone Zoom phone

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom Review

I have been using this new device ever since I got my hands on it. As the name suggests, it has a 3X optical zoom feature to ‘See the World up Close’. It is world’s thinnest 3X optical-zoom smart phone. This is in addition to the digital zoom feature which is available in all present day smartphones. Combined with digital zoom, the ASUS ZenFone Zoom can zoom in up to 12X. It has a 10-element HOYA lens and laser auto focus. The rear camera is 13MP while the front camera is 5MP. We clicked many photographs using the device in morning, indoors and late evenings, and found the pictures to be of awesome sharpness. The color of the pictures was also more vivid than the other common smartphones available. This was expected as the photography is the main USP of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. Here are some of the pictures that I took of the iconic Taj Mahal from ASUS ZenFone Zoom.

Iconic Taj Mahal captured on ASUS ZenFone Zoom

Foggy Weather

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Trying the focus feature in ASUS

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Using high exposure in low lighting conditions

 

 

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No phone review is complete without a selfie 😉

However, there is more to this powerful device. Powered by Intel AtomZ3590 quad core processor clocked at 2.5 ghz, the phone works smooth when playing games, browsing online, playing videos or shooting. Besides it has a 4GB RAM memory and an internal storage of 128GB (plus additional memory card slot)with BoostMaster fast-charging and Full HD display – all this bringing it at par with power of PCs, much ahead of other flagships around.

With a screen size of 5.5″ and 5 mm thickness I found the phone a little big, but that is a minor issue considering we are in the era of large screen phones already. Back of the phone has a smooth leather finish and the sides are of solid metal framing which lends it a premium look. I particularly liked the curvy design as that makes the phone softer to hold. The touch is liquid fast and it takes a little while getting used to it. The phone lacks on the OS front being based on Android 5.0 when the Marshmallow 6.0 is rolling out for other smartphones. Priced at Rs. 37999/- and available on Flipkart, this phone does not fall in the affordable category. But considering the features, it can still give the other flagships a run for the money!

Do you like your phone to double up as your camera? Which one is your favorite? Don’t forget to tell me in comments below 🙂

Love,

Shruti

ASUS ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG Tablet review: Technology through eyes of a fashion blogger

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Hello everyone!

How was your first week of 2016? I had a hectic one with so many things going on at the same time. Expect to see some exciting collaborations, beauty reviews and lots of fashion on Fashionmuses.

As a fashion blogger I am always on the go, shooting at outdoor locations and finding new ones. There is a constant need to click pictures and stay connected. Recently, I got a new ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet (priced at INR 14,999 with audio cover and INR 11,999 without audio cover) and it has been one good friend that accompany me everywhere I go and that too in style 🙂 I thought it might be useful for you guys as well. So here’s a little review through my eyes!

Asus launched the ZenPad amongst much fanfare at Zen Festival in August 2015 and the tablets were made available in India since October 2015. It is available at ASUS exclusive stores and on Flipkart. It is available in 3 variants, ZenPad 8.0, 7.0 and C 7.0.

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Design
As a blogger, the first thing that I notice about any gadget (don’t judge me :P) is how well it complements my whole outfit and this one just fits so well 🙂 ASUS ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG is available in Obsidian Black and Aurora Metallic. Its classic leather case gives it a luxurious feel. A clutch case is also available that looks so chic and is available in many colours to suit every mood. I am definitely eyeing the white one!

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Power Case (with integrated DTS-HD Premium Sound)
The best feature of this tablet? Its power case! It is the world’s first tablet to have interchangeable rear elements which enables longer lasting battery and also has an integrated speaker within a protective tablet cover. This power case is very portable. It also helps to put the tablet in standing mode. The tablet has truly transformed the audio experience through its integrated DTS-HD Premium Sound. My husband loves to play music and watch videos on this device due to the great sound quality. The fact that power backup is good (14 hours with power case) helps 🙂

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Camera/Photography
I love to take photos whenever I am on the go. The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG has an 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. Although tablets are not the most ideal for photography but this one b
egs to differ with host of options (15 modes for rear camera including HDR, beautification, a Selfie mode with 140 degree Panorama).
Also, I love taking selfies with this tablet with its power case on. It can stand on its cover and it’s quite easy to take selfies with the help of a timer. The new ASUS ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG features latest image processing technology usually found on high-end TVs. The TRU2Life technology makes the images more realistic and brighter which is an important feature for anybody who loves to capture beautiful moments in life. Although I did feel that quality of pictures taken indoors was not very high.
Another useful feature that I really like is the mini-movie maker. Videos are all the rage these days and it is fun to make mini videos that can be uploaded on Instagram quickly and this app comes handy.

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Me trying to take a selfie 😉

here are some pictures from the tablet.

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Outdoor usage/readability
Since I use it mostly outdoors, I was really concerned about the readability in outdoor usage. 7-inch Super Bright IPS HD Panel with ASUS Tru2Life technology made my life easy. It detects harsh sunlight and adjusts the view accordingly. Moreover, the tablet sports a Bluelight Filter which prevents eye fatigue but by reducing the blue light emission by around 30% without disturbing the rest of the color balance.

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Lastly, I can use it for making phone calls too. In the nutshell, I need not carry anything else while carrying this. It’s most useful while travelling. I could not have asked more at this price. It’s portable, classy and easy to use.
Hope you find this review helpful! What do you use your tablet for? Let me know in comments below.

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Shruti
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