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READER QUERY: Loose Powders and Mascaras

Hey guys... Sharmi has a few doubts and would like some help from all of us...
Her queries are as follows:

1. I have hypersensitive oily skin. I am thinking to buy Oriflame Loose Powder in Medium shade. Does it give a good coverage?
2. I wear specs. I have small scare eyelashes. I want to wear mascara. Last time I used, I had experience falling of lashes. Could you refer me a excellent mascara.
3.Do you have any ideas how I can have thick eye lashes naturally?

1. Oriflame loose powder is a good option if you have oily skin. I have always felt that loose powder is a better option than compact and Oriflame products are know to never cause any reactions to the skin :) Oriflame as such offers two kinds of loose powders--- Giordani Gold Mineral loose powder and Oriflame Air Soft Powder. Both give excellent coverage. The Giordani Gold Mineral loose powder comes in "light" and "medium" shades and has an applicator puff with it. The Air soft powder on the other hand comes in "clear" and "light". It doesn't have a puff with it.
Though I have dry skin, I have super oily lids and so I myself use the Air Soft powder. If u need something for your whole face with a "foundation"-like coverage then you might go for the Giordani Gold Mineral powder.

Oriflame Air Soft Powder

Oriflame's Giordani Gold Mineral Loose Powder
2. I personally would recommend three brands:- Revlon, Oriflame and Maybelline. I use the Revlon waterproof mascara, Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara and Oriflame's Vision V* Freaking mascara... All in BLACK!!! :D They do not cause reactions and have good volumizing effects :)

Oriflame Visions Freaking Mascara

Maybelline Colossal Volume Express mascara

3. For naturally thickening one's lashes my mom always recommends using CASTOR OIL on the lashes before retiring for bed :)

I hope I ve been able to help you out here Sharmi... If you guys (blog readers) have something else to add, do put in your comments as well :) All are welcome :D


  1. I use the Colossal Volume as well. But its a real pain to take off. So, if you're having lash fallout, I wouldn't recommend this.

    And castor oil is the perfect solution to long, thick lashes. I've been using it myself for quite some time and it's done miracles. My mom used to recommend using it on hair as well if you want thicker hair.

  2. Thank you Suma & Ladylavender for anwering my query.

    Suma, truly I look up to you for my make-up requirements. I hopenot you wouldnot mind if I bother you with queries!


  3. yep castor oil works magic, or rogan shirin almond oil works like magic for eyelashes, once you are done with ur old mascara wand, just wash it with hot warm water, and dip it in castor oil or almond oil, and apply to ur eyelashes every night...
    for best mascara, i think maybelline is great...
    and i have used oriflame loose powder, and its good...

  4. @SHARMI: Hey! I am glad to be of help to you sweetie.. and of course you could ask me queries.. i would so love to help you out :)

    @RENTU: The old mascara wand and castor oil tip is a good idea :) Me trying that out too from now on :D

  5. Very Nice list of Mascaras. I was wondering if I would buy the oriflame one

  6. Hey Nivedita... Oriflame does have good ones.. you could try them out! though i must say, the maybelline one is unbeatable! :D


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