Best Foundations under 100 SAR

A good foundation is a must for creating a flawless complexion and you don't need to shell out a huge amout to find one.
I have rounded up few foundations that are under 100 sar and these options will have you surprised by covering up your imperfections ,acne scars and giving your face a glowing finish.

1. LA girl pro coverage illuminating foundation - 45 SAR

One of the best drugstores foundation which gives flawless looking full coverage finish.  This foundation comes with 16 shades and also a white mixer with which you can customize your shade. This product seems to be a dupe of Makeup forever hd foundation because of the packaging.No doubt this foundation will give you a dewy finish and its really long lasting.
   It will work great for Normal to dry skin and you can set it with the powder for   oily/combination skin.
      This is available at glamourbeauty .




     2.Maybelline Fit me (55 - 70 sar)
So,the Fit me is a such a good drugstore buy,it gives medium coverage and is buildable too.This foundation has been a holy grail product for soo many beauty gurus and influencers.And i love it too
Maybelline fit me matte + poreless is a great option for combination/oily skin type and
Maybelline fit me Luminous + smooth would be a good  for normal- dry skin type.


They're available at drugstores( nahdi, whites,boots), max fashion, centrepoint- Lifestlye and also online at Namshi




3.bourjois 
Healthy mix foundation ( 103 SAR)
     Usually during the sale at centerepoint and boots pharmacy, its available at 86 sar and 77 sar respectively,so i thought i shouldn't miss this one on my list

The natural finish it gives ,this foundation is perfect for your "No makeup makeup look". It gives a satin finish and i have seen so many youtubers raving about this one.It will work best for normal - dry skin.

 Available at Centrepoint- Lifestlye, drugstores (boots,whites).


     



4.Loreal Infallible 24h foundation - 104 SAR
i know this is over 100 sar but you can't afford to miss this .
This liquid foundation has a thick consistency but blends really well and a small amount goes a long way covering all your scars or pigmentation giving medium - high coverage.Though it's a matte foundation but it also gives a subtle glow to your face and its long lasting too. This works great for all skin types, but i have seen oily/combination skin types prefer this more than the people with dry skin.

Its available at all centrepoint stores, drugstore (Whites pharmacy) and you can even buy online from the centrepoint
 App too.

5. NYX Total Control Drop Foundation -69 SAR
   One of the best foundation for your daily fresh look. A foundation that blends like a dream is all you want and what's better than this affordable one.
It sets into matte-satin finish giving sheer- full coverage,also  for oily skin types set the foundation with a powder and you,re good to go.

   Currently on sale at 55 sar, you should definitely grab this one.

 Available at centerpoint - Lifestlye stores.




So, for this post i have listed only 5 foundations while i know many other under 100 sar but they doesn't bag the title of 'best foundation' for me.
And always test your foundation before you buy because what works me may not work you.
   I hope this post helps you.Also if you want to know any detailed review on any on the foundation or if you want a review for any other product then don't hesitate to connect me on my facebook or instagram. I'll be more than happy to do it for you. 
Thank you .
  

















My Acne Story| How I cleared my skin + 9 years with Neutrogena

                               
Acne and teenage was synonymous for many of us including me. One thing I have battled with even before turning 13 was acne/pimples with oily skin. Though I was never conscious about how I looked but people can’t function without negativity and bringing others down. Honestly, it made me really embarrassed, lost my confidence and I had no idea what led to this neither how to help the situation.
Initially I tried keeping a separate soap  (yes, back in the day there were no facewash or at least I wasn’t aware), replaced the regular face towel with a soft cotton cloth, I didn’t really used any makeup and had a close check on my diet though it wasn’t really bad. My skin was still visibly oily and sensitive so nothing really worked.
When I was 14 my aunt introduced me to Neutrogena face bar for acne prone skin, it changed my Life completely and I never looked back. My acne calmed down in the first week and in the next few weeks it was totally under control. Later I switched to the Neutrogena acne prone facewash in the next few months and this product became my staple no matter what.

My skin was visibly clear and I no more picked or popped any of the pimples because the facewash did handled my skin quite well and it was my ride or die skincare product.
It penetrates deep to clean pores to help prevent pimples by removing excess oil and surface buildup.
I have recommended this to my friends and cousin and it has helped them too.
Since my skin was excessively oily/combination type, the salicylic acid present didn’t really made my skin dry.so this might not work for the normal-dry skin type.

I would always carry facewash in my bag just in case I went to see my friend/cousins and stayed over or wherever I go, I didn’t wanted to feel the same way again even for a day. I have used the Neutrogena Oil free Acne wash for over 9 years which transitioned my skin tremendously. I no longer feared about the monthly visitors or any hormonal changes cos I had my weapons ready. My skin is way less oily and sensitive now, I can describe my skin type as normal to combination and that’s not less than a great achievement for me.

That was my acne story, do share your thoughts with me. Connect with me on my Instagram and Facebook.

Anastasia Beverly Hill - Subculture

We haven’t loved ABH Modern Renaissance enough yet and the Brand has announced their upcoming product, keeping their fans in mind. Anastasia Beverly hills subculture is the newest addition and has already become a fan favorite.


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The palette has 14 eyeshadows with cool shades like mustard to teal and army green, and warm tones like metallic copper   it sure has hues which Modern Renaissance was lacking .


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The makeup junkies on Instagram are freaking out and loving the darker side of this palette and its proving to be the Must have for fall.

I can’t wait to see all the makeup tutorials and looks on this.


It launches on 25th July and you better be ready to shop the second it goes live.

Top 5 Makeup products under SAR 50


Are you planning to update your makeup collection without blowing away entire wallet? Head to buy these products which are globally lauded and finally a day to rejoice over your bill / be a #Divaonbudget
Here, find the makeup products which are worth your money .All products are under 50 riyal and available in ksa


       1. LA girl Pro coverage illuminating hd Foundation – SAR 45
o    one of the best drugstores foundation which gives flawless looking full coverage finish. This foundation comes with 16 shades and also a white mixer with which you can customize your shade. This product seems to be a dupe of Makeup forever hd foundation because of the packaging. Let me know if u need a full review on this.

     → Available here ←
                                          


        2. Elf Studio contouring blush and bronzing powder (Fiji) – SAR 25
     The figi duo comes with a matte blush and matte bronzing powder perfect for your everyday look or a subtle party look. The blush is warm, dusty rose and blends easily on your skin. The bronzer look warm but it shows up with cool undertone so it’s great to use to over your contours. I would highly recommend this product if you are fair-medium skin toned and for the price it’s a must have!
   → Grab it here ←


                                                                                        

       3.Colourpop lipstick – SAR 40
I    if you’re a lipstick lover then you need to grab these because they need no introduction or review from me, they’re super awesome liquid lipsticks with amazing quality, long lasting, available in ultra-matte and satin finish in wide range of shades.
                                
   Available with almost all sellers including → this ← web store or → Fashion and makeup Jeddah 


        4.LA girl pro Hd concealer- SAR 20
I      if you’re someone who can’t step out without concealer and need one on budget, you need to buy this ASAP. Almost every beauty blogger/youtuber raves about how fab the formula is. I find few people selling it twice or thrice the actual price but the only one who gives at a fair price is → glamourbeauty ← for 20 bucks .


                                               

5    5.Wet n wild  Mega glo Highlighter –SAR 45
“   If you can’t see her highlighter from space, she isn’t wearing enough!”
     We all need highlighter that doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet and gives In stagram approved highlight popping look. And guess what, It does the job giving natural luminous look. Highlighters are rare to find at the drugstore and thankfully wet n wild have granted our wish <3

   Available at instagram based store : beautyparlorksa  ( https://www.instagram.com/beautyparlourksa/) 
                                                       



3 Skin care tips for your 20s


It’s time that we stop acting like a acne-prone teenager showing  frustration on snapchat for the new guests on face and start taking skin overhauls seriously!
Following a skin care routine is must for your today if you really want to nurture your skin and stave off aging later.

1. So, there are two important things to act upon in your routine i.e. Sunscreen and Antioxidants.
And if you’re someone who thinks to skimp off sunscreen because you’re home or indoors mostly (we all know ‘Life in Middle-eastern countries’) but you are still wrong. Imagine walking up to your car from your building and sun is coming through your windshield, the harmful UV rays will still effect you.
I’m definitely not telling you what UV exposure does to your skin because you know that already [UV rays are the main factor that causes aging and so much more]
 so yeah, please get that sunscreen with Spf30 .

Antioxidants are perfect for reducing oxygen-free radicals, the unstable particles that damage our skin cells. Free radicals can potentially lead to sun damage and even skin cancers that are emitted when your body breaks down food or taken in when your body is exposed to harmful irritants, stress or even poor diets.
All in all increase your intake in food rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and Vitamin E


2. Keeping your skin clean
Starting and ending your day with washing your face is the best thing you can do for your face!
Cleansing and finding the right product is critical yet crucial and you can only do it yourself. Understand the needs of your skin and re-think if your using same products which was once effective and now causing acne, irritation or similar since we don’t have the same skin as we did few years back.
- Upgrade your cleanser
- keep your skin moisturized
- Spot treat your acne
And please don’t sleep with your makeup on, seriously!


3. Fats is the new diet.
Eating right and working out matters for your skin not just face but for the entire body. Staying hydrated not only shows on your face but it is healthy too.
Including nuts and seeds in your diet which are packed with vitamins and antioxidants is essential to delay the process of anti-aging,
Remember! Consistency is the key.

Sticking to a routine is going to do wonders for the coming the 30s and later. No product is going to work if you use it once in a blue moon.

Top 5 YouTube beauty gurus 2016 – My favorite


 Have you ever stumbled on a channel of a beauty vlogger and felt that this person has created all those tutorials you ever wanted and it’s like finding your soul sister? And, naturally you hit that ‘subscribe’ button, raid all the videos and the rest is history!
I have rounded up few channels in random order which I enjoy watching for endless information and inspiration

    Sona is a professional Makeup artist who started creating YouTube videos to show her passion of makeup and beauty skills. Her bridal makeup tutorials are not the ones to be missed. This LA beauty will show you all you need to know in the beauty Department.
She creates the most surreal makeup looks of which her most popular is 'how to look beautiful without makeup grabbing 4.5M views! Watch it here ;)
This month Sona has started her own cosmetic line – ‘Persona Cosmetics and launched her Identity palette.

        
Photo : simplysona.com


    Kaushal Beauty 

    From her Indian wedding GRWM (Get Ready with Me) to celebrity inspired looks, from her drugstore to High End makeup tutorials, nude lips to dark lips, day to night looks, skincare routine to foundation routine she has got something for everyone! Kaushal based in London is indeed the queen of glam winning the hearts of over 1M subscribers. Her Indian wedding guest tutorial [GRMW] are candid.

Photo : http://kaushalbeauty.tumblr.com/



     Melissa Alatorre

Being a self-taught Makeup Artist herself, she started her YouTube channel last year to show her passion for makeup. Her eye shadow looks are the stuff of dreams. She’s also a Freelance makeup artist in LA.


Photo : www.instagram.com/alatorreee/
    Sadiyah
Sadiiyah started her YT channel over a year ago. This UK based beauty is slaying with her ultra-glam makeup looks on her channel.
Expertly blended eye shadows, metallic, mattes and her highlighter? Always on fleek!
       
                              
Photo : www.instagram.com/sadiiyah/

   MrJovita George 

     A Kuwait –based Indian You tuber who re-created celebrity looks, her picks for lipsticks on Indian skin tones and beauty hacks are amazing. I always await for her travel vlogs.

Photo : www.instagram.com/mrjovitageorge/






The Begining

I’ve always said myself “I want to do it” and have been contemplating until he looked into my eyes and told,
‘Let it begin’,
No matter how long or short your journey will be, LET IT BEGIN,
 No matter whether it will be successful or not, LET IT BEGIN!



The Beginning
So here I’m starting fresh with new ideas and new way of thinking. I’m on the hunt for who I always wanted to be and yet to become. The beginning. Yes the first step in blogging and I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon!
I would love to share my zeal for makeup, my passion of soaking all the knowledge about it, watching YouTube videos has become more of a joy than an activity itself!

I hope my passion inspire you too in anyway it can and make you feel beautiful.


Thank you!