Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, Face and body mask

French Red Clay | Clay Face Masque | Natural Bath & Body

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Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing the French Red Clay, Clay face masque by Natural Bath & Body. The mask itself comes in an little, black tub.

I have the 15 gm size.This typically retails for approximately Rs.100/- only.

The website states, “Like the special clay masks that were a favorite with the egyptian goddess cleopatra, our french red clay mask never fails to soften your skin, preserve its complexion and impart a natural glow. It is a gentle paste of french red clay, which is an absolute powerhouse of iron and other minerals!”

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I have used this product before I had received it as part of my first ever Fab Bag back in February,2016. This is one of my favorite face masks.

It’s best suited for normal to oily skin types, and it cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it highly refreshed and toned. The clay is blended with rose oil, virgin coconut oil and the balancing cedar wood essential oils.

As the oils further nourish the skin, turmeric powder and sandalwood give it a distinctive radiance. Reveal your best skin from head to toe through regular use of this masque.

This face mask while safe for regular use, is recommended twice or thrice a week. It protects the skin from harmful damage caused by free radicals and pollutants in the environment.

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I tend to get redness and itchiness on  my face and this masqe takes care if that very well. The masque also minimizes pores and deep cleanses.

Over time it purifies the skin to bring out your natural luster and tone.Noteworthy ingredients are:

  1. Purified water
  2. Kaolin(healing clay mud) | Perfect for oily skin
  3. Fullers Earth | Also known as ‘Multani mitti’
  4. Virgin Coconut Oil  | It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal
  5. Gramflour | Fights pimples naturally
  6. Turmeric Powder | A natural antiseptic

You can upgrade this masks potential by:

  1. Bringing water to a gentle boil, and exposing your face to the steam.
  2. Allow 2-3 minutes for your pores to fully open.
  3. Immediately follow with mask application.
  4. Apply directly on skin avoiding any contact with the eyes
  5. Leave it on to dry for 15 minutes
  6. Wash off completely with water
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While washing I found that because its clay based, its a bit slippery and slimy to wash off. I had to finally resort to a wash cloth to get it all off.

But I feel super clean!! had  blackheads on my nose and enlarged pores on my cheeks now they’re all gone!

I have a 15 gm tub tube so I don’t expect it to last that long (I apply face masks every weekend) but a little goes a long way, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth!

I will definitely buy the full size once this when gets over and will give it 4.5 stars on a 5 star rating scale.
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Beauty product, Eye shadow

Black Goddess | Eye Shadow | Essence

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Today I will be reviewing the Essence eye shadow in the shade ‘Black Goddess’. I have to say I love the name of this product.

I got this in my MSM Style Box. It comes in a 2.5 gm packaging and retails for Rs.199/- only.

What I love about this eye shadow straight off the bat is the packaging! Its a pressed black, shimmery, sparkly powder and has an abstract,floral print on it.

I had a tough time dipping my brush into it lest I spoil the design. The shade has a universal appeal and will flatter any skin tone.

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It has a smooth, powdery finish when I swatched it. describes this shadow as “This highly pigmented, shimmering hue ensures a chic start to your ensemble.” I look forward to creating smouldering eyes with this shade.

The shadow carries carries well through the day as well as the night. Being black it will go with just any wardrobe.

Essence is essentially a drugstore brand and is quite affordable nonetheless, it has good pigmentation, especially over an eye shadow primer. One criticism though, I was checking the ingredients list and I found that this product contains Parabens.

In one of my earlier blog I had written about the harmful effects of Parabens. But its so widely used that I keep wondering why.

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What does it do for the cosmetic? I decided to find out and came to know that it is a very effective preservative.
Use of a preservatives, especially Parabens in a cosmetic ensures that it does not spoil. Preservatives prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mould thus protecting not only the product but also the user.
I tried this eye shadow and I have to say that it applies and blends beautifully. Perfect for those gradient looks.
It’s quite long lasting and has a beautiful silky texture. It’s not very expensive and is easy to remove or clean.
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The packaging is pretty minimalistic and closes with a very satisfactory snap. This shade is a very good for beginners or people who are new to makeup.
Working with black can be quite a challenge but this shade allows for a little building up so its easy to correct mistakes. Another thing that I loved about this shadow is that there’s no fall out.
This is always a plus point for black eye shadows. Imagine the clean up!
Needless to say that the shadow works best with a primer as the color truly stands out and shines in all its glory. But even sans a primer it holds well.
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This is a good eye shadow to have as part of your makeup bag and I would buy it again. And that’s my review.
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