Stage Line Formula Two Compact Powder Review


I have been a fan of the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder for as long as I can remember, so for a product to come along and knock that off my favorites list is a big deal - presenting the Stage Line Professional Formula Two Compact powder - a better, more refined version of the cult classic Stay Matte.

In Pakistan, we have heat and humidity like no other, meaning that the products I test out always go through tough conditions and if they come out on top from there, it means they are pretty great. This offering by Stage Line although a bit bulky in packaging, is perfect for literally every occasion. I use it with a powder brush during the day for a light coverage and it's oil controlling properties, or during the night, apply it with the sponge it came with, for a medium buildable coverage that stays on for ages!  I've been enjoying setting my under eye area with this, since I feel like it soo finely milled that it almost blurs out any cake-iness from previous concealor applications.

All in all, this product gets a double thumbs up from me. Being the first product that I tried from Stage Line, it's definitely made me want to look into other products. As for the Formula Two powder itself, it is lightweight, has bulidble coverage, stay on for a long time and has great oil controlling properties - what more would you want from a compact powder? Haha 

Price - PKR 1,645 
Available at all leading departmental stores and online HERE!

Top Picks From Zara Shahjahan Eid Collection 2015


After Khaadi's budget friendly Eid collection, this has to be my favorite! The subtle hues are perfect for a super hot and humid Eid that we are prepping for this year. Which one is your favorite outfit? Let me know in the comments below :)

The 12 Hour Colossal Kajal From Maybelline - Review & Swatches!


What I love about this kajal is that it comes with a twist up mechanism meaning no sharpeners needed, ever! That is a make or break point for me when it comes to buying eye pencils and while I still buy regular good old eye pencils that don't twist up and have to be sharpened regularly, I'm always a bit more partial to these ones! This offering from Maybelline is super easy to find, and super cheap too. I'm a liquid liner kinda gal from my top lid so I only ever use eye pencils for my lower lash line. With this I love how it can be applied super easily, glides on and is quite black upon application. It's not the darkest, most black eye pencil I've ever used but I like it.

Coming on to the 12 Hour claims, it definitely is smudge proof.We're in the middle of a heat wave where I live so barely any make up doesn't NOT melt off, this one though - does not give me a case of raccoon eyes so it's pretty great in that regard. The problem is the intensity, the blackness. While the kajal doesn't smudge, it doesn't stay the same shade of black as applied. By the end of my 12 Hour test, the kajal had all but dissapeard from my waterline, not smudged, but dissappeared.

All I would say for this products is that it's cheap and cheerful, perfect for girls who want to apply it and head out for school, it's so easy to fit this anywhere, has great smudge proof properties and excellent for the price but if you're looking for something that stays 'black' throughout the day, this isn't the product for you. 

In the image below, I'm wearing this kajal on my lower lash line :)

Price - PKR 300 
Availability - across departmental store throughout Pakistan