Currently Loving

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hello JULY, please wait for my brain to process the month we are currently in and just don't sprint off like JUNE did! I'm back with yet another post from the currently loving series. I do try to rotate products on a weekly basis and below are few products that I have been using almost every single day over the past month.

Clean and Clear Oil Control Film l $4.55

I don't quite touch up my makeup as I'm too lazy (to be frank). When I find myself shining like A BRIGHT disco ball, I just take out my blotting paper and blot the oil away. I still have my Basicare Oil Blotting paper, but this Clean & Clear one works better.

I got this from some random supermarket in Bali. They do suck out all the excessive oil, making my face matte without moving the makeup. There is one small con, though, at times, more than one blotting paper comes out of the package and sticking it back is a pain in the bum!

Valentina by Valentino (EDP) l $88 (50 ml)

I got this perfume as a birthday gift and I was instantly drawn towards the minimalistic yet romantic bottle. This is my office scent along with Gucci Flora.

Scent Described: Top: Calabrian bergamot, white alba truffle.
- Middle: Amalfi orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine, wild strawberry.
- Base: amber, cedar 
- From Nordstrom Website

If you ask me to describe the scent in just two words, Warm Jasmine! This perfume reminds me of South Indian weddings, particularly, jasmine flower. The sillage is medium and I love the top notes of the scent, but I can barely feel the scent once the notes settle.

Colourpop Satin Lipstick Frick n Frack l $6

Well, THE.BEST.LIQUID.LIPSTICK.I.HAVE.EVER.TRIED. The shade is perfect terracotta nude for my NC 42 skin tone. The formula is very lightweight and stays put for 7 hours without budging. The lipstick is slightly drying past the 5-hour mark and stains the perimeter around my mouth. Caution: Not a great layer-ER. Remove the flaky layers to reapply.

Kerastase Bain Exfoliant Hydratant Shampoo l INR 1700

My scalp is extremely dry and flaky, and this shampoo keeps the itchiness under check. I use a peanut size of the product and gently massage it on the scalp.The shampoo contains Zinc Pyrithione and Glycerol which is supposedly good for the dandruff prone scalp. I don't generally use it on a regular basis as this is "Ouch! my pocket hurts" kinda-product. Lately, I am forced to use it frequently owing to the sudden outbreak of dry scalp issues.

Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation l $12

I wanted to try the Indian version of the Loreal Infallible foundation for the longest of time, and my dream was crushed into a million pieces when I realised that the Infallible 300 Amber was too pink for my liking the next darker shade, 320 Toffee, made my face look too dull. After a round of Googling, I discovered the US version of the product had a significant yellow undertone.

 #RantStart Why do companies create products that cater to a wide array of skin tones in the US, whereas Indian market always has products that cater to only light-medium skin tone? #Rantover

I had to hunt down my shade (108: Caramel Beige) from Ebay (100% recommend this seller). I do mix it with Estee Lauder Double Wear Light 4.5 for added warmth and the combination of the two is sweat-proof to the 'T'. Very light weight on the skin and gives me a satin finish. I apply this foundation with my fingers. After the 6-hour mark, the foundation does disappear around my nose, where I produce the maximum oil.

So what products are you currently loving?


Yamini said...

Thripti I always wanted to try out the Kerastase Bain Exfoliant Hydratant Shampoo as I have heard a lot of people raving about it.That is an amazing currently loving list . Valentino perfumes are certainly on my wishlist.

Thripti Aravind said...

@Yamini, I just wish if the Kerastase shampoo wasn't so costly, but it does work well for my scalp condition. As for the perfume, I wouldn't recommend it owing to the medium sillage, a few bucks more and you can get Dior or Chanel perfumes that work so much better.

Deboleena Biswas said...

I really want to get the Colorpop Lipsticks. Thanks for sharing. I am all sure to get them now. :)

Unknown said...

I have Frick N' Frack and I just don't like the way it looks on me. Colourpop's Ultra Matte and Satin shades are tricky sometimes :P I so want to try L'Oreal Infallible Foundation especially the latest launch.

Thripti Aravind said...

@Addicted Shades Exactly, Im not a big fan of Lumiere that lot of people rave about, it clashes with my skin tone and I have to use a lipliner. Do check out Ebay US for the Pro Glow...I got it from a seller from Ebay

Thripti Aravind said...

@Deboleena Biswas happy to help :)

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