Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette - Run Boy Run

A very very VERY long due post. I've been meaning to complete this but for some reason or the other (read procrastination) this just remained in my drafts for over 6 months now. Very ashamed. But on a brighter note, this gives me ample time to use this and review properly and give you guys the correct analysis.

I am super impressed with the packaging. It is very sturdy and comes with a huge mirror. Comes with an applicator with a sponge tip on both ends. The palette in itself is very sleek and compact and hence ideal for traveling. Over time, due to use, the palette may start looking dirty but I don't mind that. I think of it as #wellloved.

The shadows are one of the best quality shadows in  the market.
 I love it! To bits. I am forever addicted to Makeup revolution palettes. (Atleast powder palettes). This palette literally made me want to put an effort and wear eyeshadows on most days then ever. Has definitely solved a lot of issues which I shall get to in a while. 
Also this made me buy a blush palette which I adore!!! Read all about this beauty here.

Price: Rs 1350. /-
Buy it here

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run

This palette has a total of 18 shades. Out of which 12 shadows (first 2 rows) are shimmer and sheens. And the bottom row comprises of 6 matte shades. The shades are named quite long but kinda cute. I like long names anyday than just numbers.

These blend like a dream. They donot look chalky no matter how light the shade is. Even the matte ones blend beautifully. 
The shimmer and sheen shades i.e the top and middle row have amazing pigmentation. Just one swipe gives good pigmentation. However the matte shades are not as much pigmented but they are still great.

There's very little to almost no fallout with this. From what I've experienced, it depends on the brush I'm using. With Real techniques brushes there's no fallout. But with other (not so great quality) brushes, I find minimal fall out.

It's difficult to find such palettes in the indian market at such reasonable rates.
Makeup revolution has other variants in Salvation line. All worth checking out. I was basically looking for matte shadows which also had a black matte hence chose this particular palette.

So let's go over each shade...

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run Swatches
Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run
Top Row
Trying to catch you: Baby pink (sheen)
Running is Victory: Nude-y Pink (shimmer) *Just a slight layer of this in the day gives the eyes a gorgeous sheen and catches the light beautifully*
Sun will be guiding you: Deep brown (shimmer)
Day is a prophecy: Golden brown yellow toned (shimmer)
Another day: Warm toned brown (sheen)
It's time to run: Frosty/Icy Blue with silver (shimmer)

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run Swatches
Middle Row
World is not meant for you: Metallic grey with silver (shimmer)
Hide behind me: Bronzy gold (Frosty shimmer) *A beautiful nude sheen for dark skin*
Dying to stop you: Frosty pink with chunky shimmer
Break out from society: Cranberry orange (sheen) *A very uncommon shade*
Don't have to hide away: Yellow toned Gold with chunky shimmer *All you need on the eyes for a wedding or a blingy ethnic outfit*
You will be my boy: Deep purplish brown with gold/orange shimmer. *Very hard to describe. The swatch below does no justice at all. A very unique shade*

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run Swatches

All shimmer/sheen shades in one go.

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run Swatches

Bottom row
Follow me: Cream colour (matte) *Brightens the eyelids. Sometimes I also use this as a setting powder to brighten the under-eye area over my concealer.*
Head To The Hills: Light warm brown (matte) *Use this to neutralize my eyelids and blend other shades *
Run Boy Run: Warm brown (matte) *Deeper than Head to the Hills. Also to neutralize and blend other shadows*

If I do, I'll definitely hit pan with the above 3 shades first. I practically use these everyday.

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run Swatches

Girl On Fire: Dusty pink (matte) 
You Are Finally Mine: Taupe brown (matte)
Head Start: Black (matte) *The reason I chose this palette*

Makeup revolution Salvation palette - Run Boy Run Swatches

Needless to say, I am in love. Cannot recommend this enough.

Do you own any of these? Which one?



Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold

Ever seen something so beautiful, that you skipped a beat? 
Sighed or even gasped out loudly? Me... It happened the first time I saw Taj Mahal. Then, when I saw Hrithik in the song 'Kyun chalti hai pawan...' , when I first saw my super boss in the first company I worked in... The moments started fazing off as I grew older and wiser even. I haven't really had any such exaggerated moments until very recently.

I was looking for a golden highlighter and a pink one. And while searching for those I came across this palette which was named 'ROSE GOLD'. I mean, need I say more? Filsalna to tha hi..! 

It's priced Rs.1350/- Buy it here.
I looked up for its swatches and I was already in love. I couldn't buy this any faster.
And open it even faster!! (On receiving it ofcourse.) Trust me, it even made the "Elizabeth Bennet" in me go "Oh My!" and all drama-queen-like. 

I couldn't stop staring at it. I couldn't touch it for the longest time...scared that I'd ruin it.

Just look at those colours. I didn't care how the product was, I was already in love.
But yeah, for blog-sake, I shall curb in my smitten self and TRY to give a non-biased review.

Firstly, This palette claims to be a Blush, Contour and Highlighter palette. It ofcourse can be used as eye shadows too.
 Just like other Makeup Revolution Palettes, The pigments are extremely soft to feel and a dream to blend in.

What I noticed first was the mirror! Look at the size! Great to travel with. The packaging is very sturdy.
Secondly, this palette will work for all skin tones. Since most of the colours are gold based and warm toned, these are best suited for Indian skin.
For girls with deeper and richer tones who usually struggle to find a good highlighter which actually show up on their cheeks or don't look too harsh, this is a dream come true!

The first four colours are pink/peach/mauve tones. Great blushes and highlighters. These look great on cool tones..

1) A rose pink shade with an almost satin finish. Works great as a blush.
2) An icy peachy pink shade with frosty shimmer. Works well as a highlighter. Will look beautiful on cooler skin tones.
3) A warm toned peachy pink shade. Looks great as a blush cum highlighter. Looks fab on Warm skin tone.
4) A cool toned pink with silver glitter. Works as a blush but eventually the colour fades off leaving silver shimmer. If applied properly and lightly, I like the effect. On wintry days it gives a nice glow.

The right quartet is brown based and amazing for richer and deeper skin tones.

5) Out and out golden highlighter. Looks amazing if applied with a light touch. It's a very yellow gold, hence can look extreme if applied heavily. This requires a very light hand.

6) This is my favourite!!! Not gold but copper! Looks Ah-mah-zing on Indian skin tone. I apply this very lightly as a highlighter. But I love using this as an eyeshadow. It looks gorgeous with ethnic outfits! It looks a bit harsh in the swatch below. But it blends in completely with very slight shimmer. I was scared, this would have chunky glitters but these pigments blends in like a dream.

7) A bronzer shade with slight shimmer. The shimmer does not really show up but gives a sheen if built up while using it as a blush. A great crease or blending eyeshadow shade.

8) A complete matte bronzer shade. A very light for everyday bronzing shade. Works great as an eyeshadow too. 

Needless to say, I love this palette! 
 Makeup revolution houses some amazing powder pigments at reasonable prices and quality that match high end products.

If you are looking for some shimmery Highlighters/ blush/ eye shadows, pick this up without a doubt.
Can't get over the copper shade!! It's Beautiful!!

Which is your current go to palette?


FAB BAG January'2017

All my fellow subscribers will know the excitement one feels when you receive the Fab Bag in your mail, I'm sure. Very happy that the first bag for this year reached me in the first week itself.

It took me roughly a min and half to cut open the box and there inside lied this ruby colored clutch style bag. So this time the bag is different. Honestly, I like the colour but the material is quite flimsy. And since it is a clutch style, not much stuff can be stored in it. I like their pouch styles with chain. I use them to store stuff and they even look pretty on my vanity. But this one...nahh. This bag will probably go to my 3 yr old niece.

Without any more blabber, let's dig in...

1) O3+ Derma Fresh Mask- Very excited about this product. I don't own any of their products personally but I got O3+ facials done a couple of times and loved it. Plus it's a decent size to test out the product. Looking forward to this one.


2) M[Caffeine] Neem Caffeine Face wash - Again a decent sized sample. Quite happy about that. The ingredients seem sans harmful chemicals. Let's hope this works.

3) Nature's Co White tea Night Cream - Honestly, I am very skeptical about this one. 'Coz all previous Nature's Co products that I have tried failed...miserably! I usually steer clear of this brand. But I have heard few bloggers raving about this one so let's hope this is 'the' product to change my mind about this brand.

4) Wella EIMI LightWeight BB lotion - What? BB lotion for hair? or is it? Not mentioned on the packaging. huh. I shall assume since it's Wella, it's gotta be fot hair. I'll probably just get 2 usage out of it.

5) Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Lip Crayon in Rose Dawson - This is the product I selected. There were Manna Lip crayons too which cost a bomb (almost 1800/-)!! But I wanted this shade and I played safe knowing what I was gonna get. I love these crayons. These can give most of the high end brands a run for their money.

So that's all. I quite liked the products. Even the sample sizes are enough to actually test the products.

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Skincare, Bath and Body Favourites 2016

On a random note. I have not categorized this post. However these are not all but the best products I used last year.

I'm on the 3rd bottle. Need I say more? However I do not use this everyday. Whenever I feel even a start of an acne or pimple or when my skin isn't behaving well, is when I use this. It can be quite drying though.

I loved using this last year. It's a light everyday face wash with no harmful chemicals. Especially for sensitive skin. 
A light scrub that has minute granules. What I like about it is that the granules donot dissolve with water and hence I can take my time and scrub efficiently. Mainly for black head removal, but I use it on my T-Zone, cheeks and chin. I try to use it twice a week and not everyday since I have very sensitive skin.

Been loving this! I use this once weekly (at least try to). The claims of this product seem perfect my skin type- sensitive, acne prone. And I really like it. Can't say it stops acne completely but It sure does soothens it and brightens the face. 

Another mask I use alternately to the Plum Green Tea one. This is an old school simple haldi chandan combo mask. even better if you can make it home but me too lazy for that :| It brightens the face and keeps it squeaky clean.

Been over 2 years that I've been using this. Does exactly what it claims.
Can't live without it. On my 3rd tube. I use this as a serum. No other Aloe vera gel works on me like this one!
8)  La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+
This deserves a solo post. Coming soon.
9) Neutrogena UltraSheer Drytouch Sunblock SPF 50+ 
Been years and tube after tubes. This is still the best sunblock I've tried.

10) Nivea Body Lotion
It's not too greasy, has a fresh fragrance. Also has UV protection. It moisturizes the skin decently. No complaints here.
11) Sure deo roll on
Alchohol free deodorant which actually works to keep odour at bay.

12) Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula
This has been a saviour for my dry cracked feet. The thick solidified cream works like a charm for super dry areas like feet, chapped elbows, etc. 

13) The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body wash and Argan Oil Body Wash
The Body shop Body washes have always been a favourite. I especially like Fuji Green Tea last year. Such a fresh scent! Argan oil variant is amazing for winters.

 14) Biotique Bio Green Apple Shampoo
A shampoo without chemicals is hard to find that actually works. This is one. It claims to be a shampoo and conditioner together. But I use a conditioner after washing my hair with it.

15) Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Intense Moisturizing Treatment 
Ah-maz-ing for dry and rough hair. I have already use 3 tubs of this and still can't get enough!

16) Organix Argan Oil Serum
Smoothens the hair. Controls the frizz. Love the scent.

17) The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Balm
This Lip balm is the bomb.com! It does not sit glossy like many others. This one when applied, after a while gets absorbed into the skin, and actually heaks the skin. It is perfect to put under matte lipsticks.

Foor makeup favourites, visit my previous blog.



Makeup Favourites 2016

Let's get straight to the point...'coz it's gonna be a long one :P

These are a few of my favourite things....


     It's a silicone based primer. Very little of it is required and it smoothens my skin like silk!!  Also, pores look a lot minimized!

     Have tried tons of other BB/CC creams. I keep going back to this one. This is perfect for Indian summers and is not too drying during winters too. Amazing coverage and gives a very natural finish. For those with extremely dry skinned may find this a tad bit drying but mix a little drop of moisturizer and it'll be perfect. I feel, it is the best BB cream in market as yet. If you are not a foundation kinda girl, like me, this will be your best friend! Only disadvantage is that it only comes in one shade :(
     OMG!! I think I discovered an HG product. I was very skeptical while buying this ( 'coz it's a lil pricey). But I've heard such rave reviews about this from my favourite youtubers that I had to purchase this. It literally is magic in a bottle! In a powder form, but it has such an amazing coverage! This powder is all you need if you want to even out your skin tone and have a few blemish marks. It comes with a brush which is thoughtful but I don't like it. It pokes :( I use this with my Real Techniques Buffing brush and Voila! An airbrushed finish! It's Magic...I'm telling you.

     I don't think I need to explain why. Blends like a dream. Does not crease. Stays on for atleast 5-6 hours. The quality is as good as the high end concealers.


     I have everything that may be considered "problematic" with an eye. I have small, hooded, extremely oily eyelids. Nothing and I mean NOTHING stays on my eyes. I finally found this one! This is one eye pencil which actually stays a decent amount and time. I will cry and cry sooo hard if they ever discontinue this!  
[rant start] Maybelline did that to me :| I had FINALLY found my perfect Pen EyeLiner - Maybelline Hypersharp, and then they went and discontinued it.WTF?!? No The Colossal Liner isn't better. It lasts on me for a full 10 mins!! *Baahhh*[rant stop]

    Easy to use. Hassle free. The powder side is a boon. You can not go overboard with it. 1 product I have started using everyday. Made me realize how much of a difference well done eyebrows actually make! 
     Oohhh Love this palette! review coming soon. The product being on this list says it all ofcourse. The quality is amazing. Makeup revolution makes some of the best palettes - eyeshadows, blushes and all.   

    Amazing for everyday use. Please donot use a waterproof mascara if you wear a mascara everyday. Even though you have pathetic lashes like mine. You'll only make them worse. So I wear this only during cooler weather when I know I won't be sweating. It separates and lengthens my lashes so well! However it does not give much volume. 
     Perfect. It gives Length AND Volume. The brush is amazing to get through the tiniest of lashes and it also has a separate comb like side for the lower lashes. It can also be used to separate the clumps. You can read the detailed review here.


       Perfect color for indian skintone that matches every makeup look. Intensity can be built up. Affordable and good quality. The best kinds :) 
      Dupes of Bobby brown and Revlon Shimmer Bricks. If you're new at highlighting like me, give this a try. A good product at an affordable price. 


      My current go to and favourite Nude.

      Oh just look at the swatches and you'll know why!
      Again. Do I need to explain? Cheap and great quality! I'm never buying NYX SMLC again. Moreover I went crazy and bought 19 shades. No, I don't regret buying any of them.

      Powder matte finish. Just the type I love. These 2 shades are LOVE for me.


      I just wanna get them all! Special mentions - , Lavender Buttercream, Lychee Delight, Lavender Panna Cotta (Matte), Black CherryPie(Matte) for the unique shades!
       It has spoiled me for other polishes. It dries in no time at all!! I love quite many shades but Mint for life and Rose Poudre has my heart.

      Amazing quality. Totally worth the hype. I wanna buy the eye brush set too...

What have been your favourites of 2016?