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Favorite Drugstore Foundation – Revlon Colorstay Combo/Oily

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Revlon Colorstay Foundations

 

Hey everyone one of my readers sent me a mail to ask what is my favorite drugstore foundation for oily skin and thought should definitely share this with all of you for sure! So here it is! šŸ™‚

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So one of my favorite drugstore foundation is definitely the Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/ Oily Skin. I have been using this for over a year and have to say it does an amazing job. It is a Medium to Full Coverage Foundation and seriously covers acne scars and pigmentation. This foundation has the same finish as MAC Studio Fix. It goes on smooth but you have to apply it quickly as it dries fast. So I apply in small sections with a flat stipplingĀ brush or I use a damp sponge. I do not have any preference since they work great for me in both ways. The staying power of this foundation is incredible once you set it. And if you know how to work with it you can definitely have the airbrushed look. I’ve set it on my face with the elf corrective yellow powder and have used other powders, the foundation sits well either way. It just lasts for a long time and covers everything.

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I know some people complain that you Ā have to use it sparingly so that it can look almost natural but I have to disagree here. I have used it by applying several layers for full coverage and it looks Perfect & Natural! I would suggest to make sure the color matches your skin specially your undertones, and try to apply it fast as it dries quickly and may not look natural if not blended properly. So for those having issues working with it I would recommend to use a damp sponge. Though it is not a light weight foundation it doesn’t feel heavy either on my face. If you need a budget friendly foundation or/and a replacement for your studio fix this is the foundation you should definitely go for!

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For those girls who have been having break-outs from their MAC Foundations I would suggest to give this foundation a try. I do own different shades from this and love to use it for big days specially when I need some heavy contouring and highlighting.Ā  IĀ amĀ in MAC NC42 and in UAE the only color that matches it is Natural Tan. See swatches below and list to match your skin color.

 

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Ā Revlon Colorstay vs. MAC SFF:

Ivory: NW 15 lightest of the bunch
Buff: NC20 best match for fair NCs
Sand Beige: NC20-25 with somewhat neutral undertones
Nude: NC25 with peachy undertones, definitely not for pinks or true golden
Natural Beige: NW20 tends to run pink
Medium Beige: NC27 between Sand Beige and Golden Beige
Fresh Beige: NW25 with pinky undertones
Golden Beige: NC30 with truest yellow/olive undertones
Warm Golden: NW30/NC30 with somewhat neutral undertones
True Beige: NW30 with pinky undertones (for Fresh Beige in summer)
Natural Tan: NC40/NC42 more neutral than golden caramel
Early Tan: NW35 with somewhat peach undertones
Rich Tan: NC 40/42 with yellowish undertones
Golden Caramel: NC40/NC42 more golden than natural tan
Toast: NW43/NC45 with neutral undertones
Rich Ginger: NW45 very peachy-pink
Caramel: NC45 seems to run true to color
Cappucino: NC50 slightly more peach than Caramel
Mahogany: NW50/NC55 the darkest of NWs but not extremely peachy
Mocha: NW55 seems to be very cool toned, almost grey undertone

 

Hope this post was helpful ladies! šŸ˜‰

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Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Foam Wash Review

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Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Foam Wash

I am using this product since past few months and am loving it! šŸ˜€

This is definitely one of the most affordable Cleansing Foam Wash with Salicylic Acid I have come across in UAE. I use this everyday along with my Olay Professional Cleansing System Brush (click hereĀ to know more) and this makes your skin really smooth and feel clean without over drying. It is gentle and removes all my makeup very well. It also improves the texture of skin. All skin types can use this daily, even if you have sensitive skin. I use it in shower at times (instead of shower gel) after soaping and it leaves the skin nice and fresh. Also I have been using it to remove my eye make up specially liners, mascara and kohl liners which are tough to remove at times and it does a very good job though it burns a little bit! Just be careful if doing this! šŸ™‚ Girls out there with oily skin will definitely love this! For the price its really really worth it… I seriously think its value for money.

Available across UAE for AED 30

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Mask – Best Face Mask for Oily Skin I have ever used!

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Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem PackLiving in a hot and humid climate like UAE makes your face super oily and with my oily skin along it’s a big mess! I had read somewhere that NeemĀ (Azadirachta indica)Ā is used for preparing cosmeticsĀ and is useful for skin care such as acneĀ treatment. Products made from neem have been used in IndiaĀ for over two millenniaĀ for their medicinal properties: they are said to be anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem MaskĀ does a wonderful job by absorbing the excessive oil from my skinĀ and leaves a clear, bright and extremely smooth/soft skin. Apply a thick layer (you may look like Hulk since its green) ;p and let it dry, afterwards you may rinse it or put a little water on the dried mask and scrub to exfoliate your skin.Ā If you have troubled acne skin do use this for I feel it speed up the process of clearing up my spots/pimples asĀ it has a drying effect on pimples.Ā For combination/oily skin types this is a great weekly face pack. It’s not moisturizing at all, so if you have a dry skin type you might want to switch between this one and a hydrating/moisturizing face pack.

Can be bought in all Supermarkets & Hypermarkets for AED 20

 

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pads Review

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Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pads

The first time i used Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pads, it was a weird tingly sensation. I do get occasional pimple or blemish comes along this stuff really gets the job done. And it prevents as well. I use it every day and it never drys out my skin. You can see the dirt it lifts from your pores. Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pads Cleanse, exfoliate and help clear spots fast.

With Acceladermā„¢ technology, Clearasil spot fighting ingredient works with the skin to open up blocked pores, which can lead to spots and breakouts. This product comes in a jar (which is very convenient!) and has got 65 Pads in it. If you have dry skin you may not use this everyday for it may make your skin flaky, dry, and irritated. But for those having oily skin (like me!) please do give this a try am sure you will be pleased with the result.

Main ingredient is Salicylic Acid 2% and itĀ treat pimples – fast. This product visibly reduces pimple size and redness in as little as 4 hours. I have noticed it also makes my pores smaller and leaves my skin fresh, smooth and soft. Before using it clean you skin thoroughly, and take a pad and wipe it over face neck to cover entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily. Excessive drying of the skin may occur. I would recommend to start with one application daily then gradually increase 2 to 3 times depending on your skin condition. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Available in all Hypermarkets and Supermarkets across UAE

Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish Spray Review

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Skindinavia

In this hot season I definitely needed a good makeup finishing spray and I love Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish Spray. I have been using it for the pass 6 months and it does make my makeup stay longer. Try spraying it before you apply your primer and liquid foundation and spray again after setting powder for better results.

Can be bought online USD 30