Garnier BB cream vs Ponds BB cream

Garnier BB cream vs Ponds BB cream

Garnier BB cream Vs Ponds BB cream

There are so many BB creams available in the market. So which one is better than the other. How to choose. This is why today I’m going to compare two of the major BB creams in India and help you decide.

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

What Estee Lauder Claims:15-hour staying power, Medium, buildable; SPF 10. This worry-free, long-wear foundation makeup stays fresh, looks natural, even through nonstop activity. Glides on silky smooth, absorbs oil.

My Skin type:

Combination: Oily-Normal.

My Shade:

3W2 Cashew.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

Price:

3000 INR approx. Available online on Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon

My Observations

Coverage – Medium to Full and buildable.
Finish – Matte
Wear time – Long wearing.
Best suitable for – Oily to Combination skin.
Sun Protection – SPF 10.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

The Review

I was looking for a long-wearing, matte foundation for my wedding. And narrowed my search to 2 choices – Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place or Mac prolong wear foundation. I first went to the MAC counter, But the staff at inorbit just put me off. So instead i went to the Estee Lauder Counter, and she gave me shade 3W2 Cashew in Double Wear.
Just to let to know the shades actually look darker in the bottle and in swatch. But once you put it on your face, it looks way more light. Maybe next time i’ll go for a shade darker.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

Anyways coming to the review, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation scores on all points but one.
It provides absolute full coverage in 2 layers, even to the most blemished skin.
Covers up most spots. I sometimes use it as a concealer.
It stayed on me for 12 hours. (That’s the maximum I’ve tested it for.)
Although I did powder my oily t-zone once.
It contains SPF 10, which made me pray that I don’t look like a white ghost in the wedding pics.
But hopefully they didn’t use the white flash for photography but other lights.

Here’s a picture of me in the wedding makeup.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

This foundation doesn’t irritate my skin at all or cause any breakouts.
Mostly, anything i put on my skin tends to break me out but not this one.
But you need to scrub to remove it, as it doesn’t come off easily.
It blends better that Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation, But you need to be quick. Dry skin people would need to avoid Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place, as it makes skin drier.
The foundation did not oxidise on me.

Below is a picture which shows the coverage.Their is no foundation on my fingers.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review

Pros

Available online on Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon
Did not oxidize on me.
Doesn’t cause breakouts or irritation.

Cons

Gives a white cast in flash photography.
Does not come with a pump dispenser.
Not suitable for dry skin.
Expensive.

Beauty Gyaan (BG) Meter

A

Overall Verdict

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup is a God-sent blessing for someone with oily to combination skin, looking for a matte, long wear and full coverage foundation.

Will I buy again

I would like to buy the Mac prolong wear foundation next and compare it with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup.

Have you used Estee Lauder foundations, do let me know your experience in the comments section.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Hi guys, todays post is on Lotus Herbals Purestay foundation Review.
I know im writing a post after a long time, due to my busy schedule. But im back with a bang.
So moving back to the review, lets have a look at some product specifications.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

What Lotus Claims

:
All day wear, non-oily foundation that gives skin the ultimate weightless coverage.
This new luminous formula hydrates skin,diminishes appearance of fine lines without clogging pores, delays ageing and offers broad spectrum UV protection SPF 20.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Price & Quantity

: MRP Rs 595 for 30 ml. You can get it for as cheap as Rs. 565 online.

Packaging

: It comes with a nozzle as well as screw cap on a plastic transparent bottle. the nozzle does not have any cap or cover.

Texture

: is thick and smooth. It and blends well on oily skin.

Fragrance

: Now this is the best part of the product.
It smells heavenly. I’ve never seen any foundation with such good mild fragrance.
Its not too strong either too irritate sensitive noses.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Shades Available

:
Bright Angel – For very fair skin with pink undertones
Royal Ivory – For fair skin with yellow undertones
Hazelnut Star – For medium wheatish skin
Almond – For dusky dark skin.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

My view on Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation:

The shade I got was Hazelnut star.
My skin type is medium, combination and breakout prone.
Almost any product I use on my skin, gives me breakouts.
I guess my skin loves to be naked.

Coming back to the shade, Hazelnut star suits most Indian skin tones.
The foundation that I was using before this was Lakme 9 to 5 foundation in Shade Shell.
Even though I have combination skin, I still found the Lakme one too powdery and difficult to blend without a moisturiser.
Also it looked ghostly white in photos and in person.
But the Lotus Hazelnut is quite similar to the Lakme shell shade.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Lotus Herbals Purestay foundation is blend-able.
I find it easier to blend on moisturized skin, But blends well on non-moisturized skin as well.
The finish is not matte or dewy but semi-matte or satiny is what I can say.
This foundation does not streak at all and can give an air-brushed look when applied with a brush.
When applied over moisturizer, the staying power decreases, if powder is not used.
I generally skip the powder because I mostly use this foundation when I’m indoors in an AC environment.
So when i applied it with moisturizer it stayed matte for about 2 hours.
And without moisturizer, it stayed intact for a good 5 hours.
I would say if you want to use a moisturizer, use powder to set your make-up base.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

The coverage is medium to heavy which is build able.
The best part about this foundation is that the shade is so close to my exact skin tone.
I’m someone who’s never found the skin tone match in any other foundations that I’ve tried till date.
Now you know why I’m so impressed with this foundation.
Another thing i like about it, is that it blends really well.

Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review
Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation Review

Pros

Does not oxidize or change color.
Feels light on skin, non-cakey, non-streaky.
medium to heavy coverage
Awesome shades

Cons

Breaks me out, even though it claims to be oil free & non pore clogging.
Dispenser nozzle exposed to bacteria & dirt with no cap.
Non- travel friendly, as the dispenser nozzle cannot be locked & has no cap.
Bit Expensive for an introductory product.

Beauty Gyaan (BG) Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

If you’ve used Lotus Herbals Purestay Foundation, do let me know your experience in the comments section.

Lakme Nine To Five Foundation Shell Review

Lakme Nine To Five Foundation Review

Lakme Nine To Five Foundation Shell Review

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Available in 4 Shades:
Pearl – for Fair Complexion
Marble – for Fair to Wheatish complexion
Shell – for Wheatish complexion
Coral – for Wheatish to Dusky complexion

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