Thursday, December 24, 2015

Holidays Gift Guide 2015!!

Hey guys :)
 Sorry for being MIA lately on our blog. I hope you all are enjoying the change in weather with your teas and dry fruits on your side (tissues too :p ).

  So dolls it's officially the holidays now everywhere in the world and many Brands are showcasing their Holidays collection with different new products and repackaged stuff. Due to this new holiday spirited air in the makeup world, I bundled my passion and came forward with an overview of some of our picks. We are super excited to present you our Holiday Gift Guide, 2015.

 Shopping online or going out to the mall, its always about your own choices and decisions, as everyone has different style and fashion sense. When there are so many new tempting products infront of you to pick, it is always a battle deciding what you should buy.We hope that this overview acts as a guide for you guys if you are flustered by holidays products and want something for yourself. Without further ado lets get started with our picks and guide for you guys:

Mac Extra Dimension Skin Finish:
Mac recently launched their Magic of night collection which I'm sure all of you highlight freaks must know. Lucky I got my hands on both the shades.
Oh Darling: Metallic gold.
Shaft of Gold: Deep bronze.
It was a limited collection so, sold out everywhere. Both the shades retails for $33 each.
Sold out everywhere.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette:
I was second most excited for this palette. It includes six shades with one brand new shade called Iridescent Strobe Light, which is a soft pink. Rest of the shades are permanent. This palette retails for $80 and you get to try six shades which is not a bad deal in my opinion. But I wasn't satisfied with the quantity in each pan. Currently not available at sephora.

Becca x Jaclyn hill Champagne glow Palette: 
This palette is exclusive to Sephora and contains three limited Edition shades;
Pearl: (New) Pure white sheen
Champagne pop: Peachy champagne 
Blushed Copper: Warm copper with rosey undertones.
Pearl and Champagne pop will be their permanent shades 
Palette retails for $34 which is a steal:)

Tarte bling it on blush palette:
I am a huge collector of tarte blushes but buying them separately is not very pocket friendly. So i opted for this palette in addition to their tarte holidaze blush set;) Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush formula is supposed to last for twelve hours.
This decent to good palette retails for $44. And contains five blushes of which three are new.
Fetching: Rose- New
Smashing: Coral pink- New
Beaming: Apricot pink- New
Dollface: Cool pink 
Prim: Plum nude

Tarte At first HOLIDAZE Amazonian clay blush set:
I knew i had to buy this because of their portability plus it tarte:D This set comes with four limited edition shades. 
Ectatic: Nude melon
Epic: Poppy pink
Embellish: Plum rose 
Entertain: Rosy pink.
This set is for $35 but the retail value is $60.

Becca Afterglow cheek Palette:
This palette contains five pans, three of the Becca 's famous highlighters and two of their blushes from their permanent line. 
This is a great way to try out their cheek products. 
Rose gold
Wild honey
Retail value of the palette is $39.50.

Too faced Melted kisses and Sweet cheeks:
Too faced always nails it down with their packaging. But not only their packaging their pigmentation is always on point.
This set from too faced features three of their deluxe melted lipsticks and three co-ordinating deluxe love flush blush.
All three pairs are individually packed in one cute package. Give as one present or spread the love. 
Deluxe melted nude and love hangover.
Deluxe melted peony and justify mu love. 
Deluxe melted fig and your love is king. 
You can buy this set for $36 at

Becca glow on the go set:
This set features Beccas famous shimmering skin perfector and shimmering skin perfector in pressed opal. Both deluxe sizes. If you haven't tried opal by Becca. You must give this set a go. 
It retails for $20. Which doesn't hurt your pocket much.

Ladies this is all for now, kindly do let me know in the comment section about which detailed post you are looking forward the most.
Take care. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

BH Cosmetics 6 Color Palette Contour & Blush

Contouring which was once makeup artist’s secret, is the most famous makeup vogue in the recent years. Almost every brand on spectrum is launching their Contour palette, to help carve the face through makeup, including the brand which is known for its wide range of eye shadows, brushes and economical products. BH Cosmetics is an online brand which ships worldwide and in recent years they’ve broadened their selection and are keeping themselves up to date with every new world’s makeup trend. BH cosmetics have two 6 pans Contour & Blush palettes that works for many skin tones. All of the colors are matte with no metallic shine, or shimmer. The palette I will be reviewing today is number 1 of their collection which has some great highlighting shades, a dark contour color and two dark pink-toned blushes with a highlighter also. Palette 2 has darker shades with salmon blushes and is not suitable for Asian skin tones. 

Product Description

Product has been described on BH Cosmetics site as:

Get the must-have palette in every makeup artist’s kit. This easy to use face palette works for every skin tone. Six universally versatile matte shades in both warm and cool tones that can be used to contour, highlight, set and blush with a pop of colour.

Features & Benefits

  • ·         Easy to use.
  • ·         Clinically Tested.
  • ·         Non-irritating.
  • ·         Allergy Tested.
The product comes in a black matte card cover and the palette is also made of black matte plastic, which isn’t flimsy or gives cheap feeling. The size of palette is nice to keep inside a drawer but definitely something which you can carry in bag. On the back you’ll find all of the information that is normally on the box or website including the description of the product, ingredients and directions for use which can be handy if you are using palette for the first time. The amount of product you get in these pans in tremendous, each pan is about two inches across.

Front side

Back Side

My Thoughts

For starters, in this value, the palette is quite decent. The pigmentation is intense, especially when it comes to the blush and contour colours. The powders are a bit powdery, I dab my brush lightly on the pan to pick up the colour, because the colours are really pigmented and you may want to tap off the excess from the brush before applying to the face. The blush shade on the bottom right is my choice most of the time when I use this palette. I use the white highlighter powder under my eyes, it really gives the awakening effect to the eyes. The skin powder on the top row can be used as compact powder and I use the one on the bottom left to dab on my face when I feel a little pale after applying foundation. And it stays for 7-8 hours on my skin in summers and doesn’t rub off if I accidently touch my face. I often get asked by friends and colleagues that what blush you are using, why it hasn’t disappeared yet after so many hours.


Arm Swatches

Top Row

Bottom Row

However, I will recommend these palettes to the people with medium to dark skin tones because of the depth of the colours and the pigmentation. For someone like me who has a light to medium tone, this works as long as I keep light hand. This is an ideal starter for the new comers in the contouring and highlighting world of makeup.


  • ·         Not so pricey
  • ·         Can be obtained online, as BH cosmetic ships worldwide.
  • ·         Matte shades with no fall out on the pan.
  • ·         Stays for 7-8 hours.

  • ·         A little intense, you need to be cautious about the amount on the brush before applying
  • ·         Contour and Blush colours could be a little lighter.
  • ·         The palette is thin but large so doesn’t make it travel friendly.

Availability and Price:

BH cosmetics ships worldwide and this can also be purchased through different face book pages.
It cost $19
P.S: Keep a check on BH’s sale deals, as they come often ;) 

Please do share your views on BH products in comments below :)


First Blog National Giveaway

Hello sweeties Its time for our first blog giveaway, as I have been telling you guys from some days. Please find the steps below to participate and have the chance to enjoy these goodies and share our blog with your friends. 
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Anyone who unfollow/unlike page,blog or Insta after the giveaway will be blacklisted from future giveaways (trust me you dont want to miss them) 

Disclaimer : All products are purchased by us, no facebook page or brand is sponsoring our giveaway. 
The results will be compiled by app and the decision of admins will be final.

Winners : There will be 2 winners of this giveaway and the entries will close at 30th Dec 2015 and result will be compiled on New Year Night.

Spread the word. Lets do this 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Body Shop Tea Tree "Flawless" BB Cream

When you go out daily and you want to look effortlessly beautiful and presentable, you search for things that don't take much of your time but also gives you atleast 6-7 hours wear off. I like to use BB creams for daily use and they appear more onto natural side and doesn't give you greasy or cakey look.

I have been using Garnier's BB cream from sometime and casually Pond's too, they were working fine for me till I bought the The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. And YES here I have my new Holy Grail face product.

Front Side of tube

Back of tube

What is Tea Tree?

The Body Shop has a separate line of "Tea Tree" products which includes concealers, body wash, cleaning wipes, pore minimizer and face mask etc (to see their whole tea tree range click here). The first question that came in mind however was when I saw about range was "What is Tea Tree? Can I drink this Tea also? "(Tea addict spotted) , but on further search I got the answer and that was NO.
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.Click here

About the Product 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB cream has been described by TBS as: 

Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya.
  • Blemishes and imperfections are instantly covered
  • Lightweight formula gives shine-free complexion
  • 3 shades blend seamlessly into all skin tones for natural-looking coverage

It comes a squeezable small 40 ml green tube with a range of 3 shades i.e 01, 02 and 03. On the front after the name of BB cream "Suitable for Blemished Skin"is written in small font. It has targeted the people with acne prone skin and sensitive skin as it has Tea Tree Oil, a natural acne fighter. The smell is like the strong tea tree and the texture is thicker than usual BB creams but creamy and easily blend-able. 

Left: Before /Right: After (natural light)

My thoughts:

I am using it shade 1 with pale/yellow undertone as 2 was too orangish and dark for me. 3 however is not for Asian skin tones as its darker. I was mainly attracted to this after reading the "Suitable for Blemished Skin"on it as I have really sensitive skin. It has a sheer light to medium buildable coverage, it evens out my skin and gives a matte finish though it won't cover highly pigmented spots. TBS BB cream is my first choice on those mornings when I have only 7-10 minutes to get ready for work. It set so easily with fingers and also minimize the need of deep moisturizing below. I have mix skin so I apply moisturizer on only the dry spots on my cheeks and above lips, on other parts TBS BB cream do the work.I squeeze a little portion on my finger and put spots of it on my face and blend it all together with tip of my fingers.It feels so light on skin and doesnot oxidize at all as it stays on skin for 7-8 hours. The oil-control and staying power of this BB cream is dramatic, it stays on my face for 7-8 hours without any shine and creasing, if there is a some shine a little retouching by setting powder doesn't actually hurt or bother me.

I will highly recommend it as The Body Shop Flawless BB cream definitely keeps your skin healthy and reduce blemishes and redness. I will purchase it again and it will always be part of my makeup bag.


1. Creamy blend-able texture, which isn't runny.
2. Comes in squeezable tube.
3. Easily available on The Body Shop outlets and large stores.
4. Main ingredient is natural product which reduces the acne.
5.Stays for 7-8 hours easily.
6. Travel friendly.


1. Strong odor
2. Little pricey than other BB creams available.
3. Ingredients are not written on the tube, except for Tea Tree Oil.
4. Very Limited basic shades.

Availability and Price:

I got my BB cream from THE BODY SHOP outlet in Xinhua Mall, Lahore for Rs 1650/- (40 ml.) 
You can search of the outlets in your city by clicking here.
Rate:  4.5/5 

With Love,

Do share your favorite BB cream too in comments below :)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"GOOD BYE SUMMER" Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors

We always tend to fall for things who are vibrant and easy to apply. Also the charm increases more when these products are of creamy texture, which means no fall out while applying and no mess.
As summer is leaving now and I thought how about a GOODBYE SUMMER POST featuring the product that was talked about the "most"this year? So here it is

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors

Anastasia Beverly Hills is known as the brow queen but has launched an array of eye-shadows and liquid lipsticks. In her summer 2015 collection she launched these new colorful water proof creme colors which look perfect under the bright in day light and tempted me to buy them ASAP.

Continue reading to know my thoughts on it.

Product description:

This ultra-pigment gel cream instantly transforms lid with intense colors. The long wearing water proof formula resists fading, creasing or sliding- Even in humid temperature.
Remove with waterproof eye makeup remover.
Anastasia Water-proof creme colors.

Back Side with color names

Colors description:

There are six limited edition shades in the range:

 Barbie Pink: A fun, bright, hot pink color with blue under tones.
 Sunset        : A pleasant, dusty rose with plum and purple warm undertones.
 Coral Reef : A hot, matte neon orange.
 Yellow       : A pure, innocent, bright sunflower.
 Ocean         : A tropical blue paradise in a pot.
 Ice Blue     : A fresh aqua.


These creme colors come in a matte black card packaging, with a color name on the top. Inside it the creme colors are in small jar, with a lid with Anastasia logo. The jar has lid on it which makes it travel friendly.

Arm Swatches:

My thoughts:

This product is multi-functional because it can be used not only as an eye-liner but also as an eye-shadow base, blush and even as a lip stain (with lip-balm underneath). Also the creme colors are completely odorless, in case you are conscious about the smell of products you are putting on your face. These amazing little gems have crazy intense pigmentation.It appears on skin as vibrant and beautiful as it appears in the jar or pictures you see around on Internet. The texture falls more on the drier side but still it glides effortlessly on the eyes. The color doesn't transfer onto my crease (I have dry lids) as once applied these dry down immediately and don't move until you want them too. The product duration is creditable, maximum stay is 16-hours. Although unlike other cream shadows these colors can't be used as the shadow base as they dry relatively fast so wouldn't give a sticky base to powder colors to cling on. Maria though wants to apply them as eyeliner only (being the eyeliner freak she is *wink wink* ). My personal favorite is Ice blue because I somehow find it more creamy.

P.S :I couldn't remove the swatches on my arm with soap and water even though I scrubbed real hard. To remove the color Norvina suggests an oil based remover, to which I agree.

Coral Reef applied on Lid.


Long lasting.
Bright fun colors.
Works perfectly on oily lids.
Does not crease or smudge.
Amazing pigmentation.


Hard to blend as dries up quickly.
Limited shades.
A little costly.
Not available locally in Pakistan.

Price, Availability, and Quantity:

Each Pot retails for $18, I bought mine through my most trustworthy face book store.
Each contains 4 grams/ 0.14oz of product.
You can buy it Here.

With Love,

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Forever 21 has to be one of my all time favorite stores. You can get amazing on-trend pieces for pocket change, they have a huge selection for every style. Last month i ordered these pieces which em absolutely in love with.
Please continue reading to know my thoughts.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Eyeliner has been in my "makeup essentials"list from more than 8 to 9 years. I feel like a sad baby panda who has lost his beautiful round marks around eyes, without an eyeliner.  I started with drugstore liquid liners first and then I came across Maybelline Gel liner. After it there was no turning back from my love for gel liners. Although  I am pretty satisfied with Maybelline Gel Liner but you do need to try different things from time to time. After reading good reviews and seeing many makeup artists using it, I also decided to get Motives renowned Little Black Dress Gel liner.

Soap and Glory Flake away body scrub AND Righteous body butter lotion.

Your over all body needs as much attention as your face. Having the satisfaction that you are perfectly aesthetic from head to toe, gives you self-reliance and fortitude. You know a bold red lipstick is not going to help you in a party if the dry patch on your back is itching ;). In this post I will be reviewing few products which I have purchased recently, and trust me they are heavenly.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Champagne Pop - Review and Swatches

   Playing with brands i came across Becca Cosmetics, known famously for their hyped-up products. Recently they launched this baby called " Champagne Pop".This limited edition skin perfector was in collaboration with the YouTube beauty celebrity and makeup artist Jaclyn Hill.
   Champagne Pop did its debut on the 2nd of July at and 16th of July in Sephora Stores.

What it is:

A limited Edition,  Creamy Luminizing Powder to illuminate the face with a soft-pearlized glow.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Our Introduction :)

Hello dolls :)
We wanted to introduce ourselves a little to our beasties out there first,before starting a formal blog. Because we believe that a little knowledge about the person who is behind a piece of a written paper or a well structured article is really important, to build the connection between the reader and writer.

Firstly the name of the blog, Makeup Beasties. Trust me, we aren't real beast or big creatures behind this,beasties here according to Urban Dictionary means the person who are good enough for a certain thing, and we believe so we are certainly good enough to be great friends and have a reasonable sense of fashion and makeup, with an urge to learn even more.

By profession we are Accountants who live in most lively and colorful city of Pakistan, Lahore. We both are in our early twenties. We are by no mean Makeup Guru's or Professionals of any sort. We are just two girls who have a real thing for makeup. A REAL THING. We started by sharing our personal preferences and choices with each other and finally realizing that we need to share our love for beauty with you guys too and take this to whole new level.  As they say, :
The more you share, the more you learn.
Makeup to us is like a fairy dust which out sparks your natural-selves. Because frankly whether you go with tons of makeup or just a little pinch or touch of it, you will always be the happy-go-lucky girl inside and out. How much you are comfortable in your skin and by your choices is what matters the most, no matter what shade of lip gloss you are wearing or which eye shadow pops up your eye color.

In this blog we will be sharing reviews about products we have tested on ourselves and have appreciated or criticized, along with swatches, beauty hauls and D.I.Y's.

Like,Share,Comment and Love.
And always lets us know what"is on your mind, what is IN, what we are missing, what we need to know :)


Love: Maria & Sana.