Your Bible of Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle! I started this blog for my love of blogging, to be your guiding angel for beauty, fashion and lifestyle and also coz I finally realise that its my CALLING! You will get everything related to make up, skincare, haircare, product reviews, fashion, lifestyle, DIY’s and the possibility is just endless. Blog by Erica.Eleganza
I am a true makeup junkie so much so that if I want a particular shade of red lipstick. I will end up buying 10 different reds till the time I finally find my Holy Grail red lipstick. Same goes to makeup brushes, I have brushes in sets and some singles from Coastal Scents, Real techniques, Faces, Wet n Wild etc. They are nice and good to work with when I am doing my makeup at home. But the moment I pack my bag for travelling, I hate carrying 10 different brush for contouring, highlighting and setting my loose powder. I was waiting for a multipurpose brush that would actually save my time, money and luggage space and does the job for me. When Anamika launched her Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush my hands were itching to get it and I couldn’t resist adding this to my cart.
Wiseshe Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush
This Cheek ,contour & Powder brush has been launched by popular blogger Anamika from WISESHE. Anamika always felt the dearth of good quality brushes at affordable price in India. This is her first brush which is designed in a way that it fulfils number of requirements of the pretty girls /ladies without breaking the bank.
Price- Rs. 700 available on amazon.in at a discounted price of Rs. 600 here
Best Powder Brush in India
Packaging- The brush comes in a chic, slender box which itself is very sturdy and protects the brush from any outside damages and dust. The velvet cushion which is inside the box, besides looking sophisticated and sexy, provides more protection to the brush and makes sure that the bristles don’t take any hit even while travelling.
Affordable makeup brush in India
Best Multipurpose brush in India
My Experience with Wiseshe Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush-
As soon as I received this brush the first thing I noticed is the unique packaging. I have never seen a brush before like that. It was sleek, slender and so light-weight. It came in a sleek black box with the velvet cushion inside. The next thing that attracted me the most is that it was super soft. It is as soft as a baby’s bum inspite of being made of synthetic hair. I loved how it felt on my face. I simply couldn’t stop running it across my skin. I tried contouring, applying blush, highlighting and setting loose powder with this brush. It makes the job so much easier. Not kidding! If I was to rate this product it would be 11/10 because I am still in shock that I finally found that multi purpose brush that I was looking for. This brush is all you need while travelling. It picks up the right amount of product and blends like a dream. It doesn’t feel pokey or scratchy. I washed it as soon as I got it and it dried within 3hrs which is amazing. Usually, my brushes take one day to dry. I cannot stop using this brush from the time I got it in my hands. This is such a great brush with an affordable price tag. I am really looking forward to more makeup brushes from Wiseshe. You have really raised the bar for the Indian market. Infact, I can point out at brands and tell them if you want to make good quality brushes please learn from Wiseshe by ANAMIKA.
Soft as a baby’s bum
Works as a multipurpose brush
Easy to wash
Dries very fast
Branding done right
None at all!
Recommendation- I highly recommend to every girl who loves multipurpose brush. This is such a great brush and an absolute must have. It deserves to be in your vanity for the softness, packaging and for its multi tasking abilities. Also, It saves a lot of time, effort and money for someone who doesn’t like buying too many brushes.
PR- Product sent by the brand for consideration but my review remains honest and unbiased as always.
Europe girl Paris cosmetics Superslick Liquid Eyeliners Review & Swatches
I am back with another brand new company. Recently, I received a box full of products from this brand called “Europegirl Cosmetics”. This brand is actually based in India but manufactures the products from China, UK and other foreign countries. I got 4 eyeliners, illuminators and eye shadow pigments in the package. I am going to review one by one for you. So today’s topic of discussion would be the liquid eyeliners from Europe girl. Since this is the “shaadi” season, many of you like to wear glitter or shimmer eyeliners. Especially,the ones who are weak in makeup and like to glam up a bit occasionally. Here is a good news for you, Europe girl paris do have a gold glitter eyeliner and a silver eyeliner to serve the purpose. Now lets find out if its worth a buy?
Product Description- None
Europe girl Paris cosmetics Superslick Liquid Eyeliners Review & Swatches
Price- Rs. 300 for 5ml. You can buy it from Amazon or from their Instagram page @europegirl.cosmetics.
Europegirl Paris Liquid Eyeliner Swatches
Packaging- They have done a good job with the packaging. Very similar to Mac cosmetics, the tube is transparent so that you can see through the color. Also the wand is of good quality which makes it easier to create your eyeliner on fleek. However, there is no product description. I feel product description gives an identity to the brand and it’s an absolute must to have one.
Matte Black Eyeliner 01 – This is one of the blackest black eyeliner that I’ve used till date. It dries up really fast and doesn’t smudge once its all dried up. Creating wing eyeliner is so easy peasy with this eyeliner.
Glitter 02- This is lovely gold glitter eyeliner. It is perfect for the festive season and very easy to apply. It doesn’t create any mess once it is dried. However, it takes a bit longer than the black eyeliner to settle. Neverthless, it is one of the best affordable gold glitter eyeliner in the market.
Silver 06- This is pure silver lining on your eyes. Not many brands have silver eyeliner. I am really impressed that this brand does have silver eyeliner.
Aqua Blue 05- This shade is more like a turquoise blue with a satiny finish. It looks extremely pretty on the eyes and can be easily layered twice.
Swatches of Europegirl liquid eyeliner Aqua Blue and Silver
There are more shades in this range now. Do check out their Instagram handle @europegirl.cosmetics for the new launches.
My Experience with Europe girl Paris Slick Liquid Eyeliners-
Eyeliner is a must in every girl’s vanity. It is like a basic necessity for us girls and I have so many of you asking me the same question time and again. “Suggest me a good black eyeliner?”. So this matte black eyeliner is your answer. It is affordable yet perfect jet black, matte eyeliner. It is very easy to work with these eyeliners as the wand is very handy. Creating wing eyeliner is a cakewalk. And its just not the case with the black but also with the rest of the shades. Both the silver and glitter eyeliners are good quality and very well pigmented. The glitter doesn’t create a mess on your face. These are waterproof and smudge proof, so it doesn’t budge once it is dried. You need an oil based makeup remover to get rid of it. Also I don’t think you can use it on your waterline, it is only made for the lids. Overall, I am truly happy with the eyeliners and give it a big thumb up. There is nothing to complain about it except I feel they should be easily available in the market. They are planning to open a retail store very soon in April. Till then they are available on Amazon and Instagram.
Europegirl Liquid Eyeliner in Glitter & Matte Black
Blackest black eyeliner
Very good quality
Waterproof and smudge proof
Has a variety of shades
No product Description
Should be easily available
Recommendation- I highly recommend this to you if you are looking out for good quality, affordable eyeliners. The glitter eyeliner is a must have for the festive season.
PR- Product sent by the brand for consideration but the review remainds honest and unbiased.
It’s my first post in this brand New year. First of all, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New year. May the New Year bring you the plot twist that you have been waiting for. So much have changed over the years including my skincare, haircare and makeup routine. I no longer stick to a single product and always keep on experimenting with new products. Well, that’s a life of a beauty blogger. Recently, I was sent some products from Olivia Cosmetics. I remember when I was in college my first foundation stick came from the house of Olivia. For all those who are not familiar with the brand, it’s an affordable Indian herbal beauty brand that has some amazing skincare and makeup range at pocket friendly price. I received 4 products out of which two are my cult favourites and old best friend and the rest of the two are new found love. So let’s find out what I feel about the products.
1. Olivia Golden Glow Facewash for Radiant Skin-
This facewash is great for someone who is looking forward for a radiant glowing skin during festive season. It is new from their collection and it has properties of Gold, Chandan and Turmeric which provides deep cleansing and clears skin pores. This facewash is meant for all skintype and lathers really well. It gives a slight tingling sensation while massaging. There is nothing that I don’t like about this product. It is actually very effective in removing dullness and making it soft smooth and healthy.
Price- Rs. 60 for 60ml.
2. Olivia Aloe vera Cleansing milk-
This cleansing milk has been there in the market for a long time. This was my go to product for face cleansing. It not only removes all traces of face makeup but also make your skin glowy and healthy after the wash. I will not recommend you to remove your eyemakeup using this as it may irritate your eyes. You may want to use an oil based makeup remover for eyemakeup. However, it’s best for removing dirt and other impurities from your skin. I absolutely love the fragrance of this product. There is so much quantity for the price. One bottle will easily last 1 month. This is an absolute must have for deep cleansing.
Price- Rs. 60 for 100ml.
3. Olivia Powder Compact Natural Beige 02-
Olivia cosmetics make some of the best base makeup products. Trust me with this, I grew using Olivia products. Those were the days when we were completely dependent on pocket money to survive our days. My love for makeup started in my early days of college; I was hooked on the panstick and powder compact for regular use. I wonder why I stopped using this powder compact. It gives the right amount of coverage inspite of being just a pressed powder. You can simply apply a moisturiser and dab this pressed powder if you are looking for light to medium coverage. It didn’t ever break me out. This compact powder gives matte coverage which is such a plus for oily skin beauties. I can easily compare it with Loreal Magique pressed powder which is my HG powder compact. Dry skin beauties may want to moisturise your skin very well before using this compact powder.
Price- Rs. 100 for 15gms
4. Olivia Instant Waterproof Makeup Stick with SPF 12-
This makeup stick is a boon for someone who is looking for a full coverage foundation. If you ask me KRYOLAN OR OLIVIA Makeup stick? I will gladly choose Olivia. Its because this makeup stick doesn’t feel heavy on application and made up like Kryolan pan stick. With Kryolan you can actually see that you have used a heavy coverage foundation but this looks extremely natural. It has inbuilt moisturisers which makes your skin look healthy. Since it has medium to heavy coverage it perfectly conceals under eye circles and imperfections of your skin. It is truly waterproof and sweatproof. This was my cult favourite during my college days. If you are looking for a budget friendly full coverage foundation cum concealer, this should be your best bet. This didn’t break me out and it also provides UV protection. However, I suggest doing a patch test as one of my friend claimed that it did break her out. It differs as per your skintype.
Price- Rs. 120 for 15gms.
Overall, I absolutely loved all the four products, you need to try it to know how good these products are even though its pocket friendly. The products are easily available on stores and online. Have you tried any of the Olivia products? What’s your take on them?
No matter how expensive is your foundation; it will be a perfect marriage with your skin only by using the right tool. Recently, I was sent a cute box by my blogger friend Anamika, I am sure most of you already know her but I would still like to introduce her. She is someone who I started my blogging career with; I wrote my first article on her blog back in 2012. Since then there was no looking back and I have been addicted to her blog http://www.wiseshe.com. I completely trust her reviews and go by her advice. I was very excited to try these Oval brushes created by her under her blog name. These are yet to be launched in the market. She sent 2 of these brushes so that I can give my honest feedback before she launches them. After trying the brushes for around 2 weeks, I am finally ready to share my views about the Oval brushes by wiseshe.
Product Description- These are just named as Oval brushes by Wiseshe. The details will be shared once they are launched offline and online.
Packaging- I have received these brushes in a giftbox but mostly they will be packed differently after the launch. The oval brushes are made of synthetic hair but trust me it didn’t feel like one as the bristles were super soft. The handle is made of plastic which doesn’t look too sturdy to me. Also, there is no branding on the brushes yet. I firmly feel that the brushes need branding so that it’s easily differentiated with other commoners in the market.
My Experience with Oval brushes by Wiseshe-
I have never used an oval brush before and this is absolutely my first. I mostly apply my foundation with my fingers inspite of having several brushes from Real techniques and coastal scents. I hate the idea of putting so much of effort of blending with a brush. For the first time, I applied my foundation with these oval brushes and it worked like a dream on my skin. I didn’t have to put too much pressure on the brushes to blend my foundation. It was completely hassle free and easy to work with. The foundation blended well and there was no streakiness or uneveness. I have tried using this with liquid foundation, cream foundation and bb cream. It worked perfectly well with all type of foundation and concealers and doesn’t drink up the product. I have two brushes one looks like a multi-purpose brush that can be used as a foundation/powder/sculpt brush and the small one is a concealer brush. The multi-purpose brush is a medium sized brush due to which it easily covers the corners of the skin. It can also be used a contour brush. I did wash them twice till now and there is no fallout or smell that I have experienced. These oval brushes are very soft and easy to work with and I am impressed with the quality. I am super happy with the performance of this oval brushes and now can’t wait to check the price point and availability. Also, I would love to see the branding done on this brushes so that it stands out from the crowd.
Super Soft bristles
No streaky or patchiness
Blends like a dream
Works with liquid/cream/bbcream & powder based foundation.
Not harsh on the skin
Doesn’t soak in the product.
Goes in the corner of the face
Need branding on the packaging.
Recommendation- These oval brushes are great for makeup application. Make sure you grab it once they are launch, if you would like your makeup to look flawless and hassle free.