Soon after the launch of the Illamasqua BB cream based foundation, it has been a BB cream trend all over.

Just came across these products and thought of sharing with you’ll.


2 letters for perfect-looking skin…instantly! Garnier’s B.B. cream, Miracle Skin Perfector, with mineral pigments and vitamin C. It unifies, illuminates, hydrates and helps protect with SPF 15. Available in two shades.



Weekend makeup in a minute.

What it does:
This instant morning routine gives skin just about everything it needs for a quick start. SPF protection, antioxidants for prevention, plus enough coverage to banish imperfections. The perfect primer, too. Why is BB Cream an Asian cult favourite? Clinique’s clients in Asia know it means perfect-looking skin. It will take you a minute to realize it’s true.

What else you need to know:
Complexions with very fair to pink undertones, use Shade 1. Very fair, moderately fair and golden undertones, use Shade 2.

Currently these products seem to be available outside India in Sephora and Superdrug.
Have any of you tried these yet??

Bengaluru Beauty Banter – May

May is a very special month for me..It is my wedding anniversary month. It is also the B’day month of a very very special person in my life.

As the first step of celebrations, here are some beauty updates from The Garden City.


Be-Yu is a German cosmetic company, with its headquarters in Munich. Their products are  now available in Bangalore.

They have products ranging from lipsticks, lip glosses, long stay lipstick-gloss duo, eyeshadows (single,duo,quads), bronzers, nail colours, primers and much more. The prices seem to be somewhere between drugstore and high end. Available at select Health and Glow outlets especially Garuda Mall.

Health and Glow

H&G Basics has introduced a range of economical brushes and makeup applicators. Products available are lip brushes, eye brushes, smudgers, eye lash curler, blusher brushes, foundation brushes, fan brushes etc. Prices begin from INR 50 and they even have full brush sets available for around INR 250. The quality is also good compared to other local brands. This range could be an ideal choice for beginners in makeup who would want to keep within a budget and try first.
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J’aime Bourjois..Do Vous?

The day I spotted the Effet Smokey Pencil from Bourjois, I have been noticing it as a brand worth checking out. Then came The Healthy Mix foundation and the Smokey Eye Trio. My date with Bourjois became inevitable.

As a part of the recent trip to the Bourjois counter, I explored some products and bought some. So here begins mon affaire francaise.

Bourjois Regard Effet Duochrome Eyeliner

The Duo Chrome Pencils, as the name suggests, have a dual colour effect. For eg, the ones I bought are noir emeraude and brun mordore.
Noir Emeraude – is a combination of Black and Emerald Green
and Brun Mordore – combination of Brown and Shimmery Copper.

L’Oreal De Maq 2 in 1 Make Up Remover Review

What the product claims:
If for you, perfect make up removal demands a complete routine, using a milk then toner, but you wish it took less time : Try De-maq expert “Milk-to-Toner” 2 in 1 Make up Remover. Every evening, remove your make up with a professional.
Make up Removing Innovation
An amazing formula! For the first time from L’Oreal Paris, an innovative make up removing milk which transforms as if by magic into a fluid, transparent toner on your skin. A complete make up removing routine in just one step!
* Cutting edge make up removing technology.
* Respect for all skin types.
* Unique texture which leaves the skin silky soft.

Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Iso Hexadecane, EthylHexyl Palmitate, EthylHexyl Stearate, Sodium Acrylates Co polymer, Capryl/Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, CI 16035/Red 40,CI 19140/Yellow5, Parfum, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Limonene, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool.

♣ Usage
Apply a small amount of milk on your face using your fingertips. Gently massage long enough for the milk to transform to a fresh toner. Wipe off with cotton/wash cloth or rinse with water.
♣ Review
Other than the usual cleansing milks and good old olive oil, this is the only professional make up remover I use. Here is a step by step procedure in pictures:

Things To Look Out For – Maybelline, L’Oreal, Revlon

These are some of the new launches doing their rounds in international beauty markets.
Since, the launch in India is always a bit late, here is a sneak peek of what to look out for in the coming months.
L’Oreal Matte Morphose Foundation

About the Product
Discover the new Matte Morphose Foundation from L’Oréal Paris. Its feather-light soufflé texture extends seamlessly across the skin for a matte yet luminous result.
Metamorphose your make-up!
Its feather-light soufflé texture extends seamlessly across the skin for a transformation you can see and feel.
Pores appear virtually erased, the appearance of fine lines are reduced and skin feels peachy-soft.

Launched in 6 shades

Rosy Ivory(110),
Golden Ivory(115),
Beige Natural(140),
Rosy Sand(180),
Apricot Beige(200),
 About the Product

Our 1st anti-wrinkle foundation with a serum enriched with elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Your skin will look smoother, feel firmer and look instantly younger! Watch the years come off!

Remember Hyaluronic Acid? Read my earlier post on the ingredient here.