May 30, 2013

Meet the Dupe: NARS Blush Orgasm And...?

NARS Blush Orgasm Dupes - It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony - Swatches
NARS Orgasm Blush - Dupe
I love reading "dupe posts" on blogs, but it's very rarely that I come across anything that qualifies as a dupe among the products that I have.  As it turns out, though, such things do happen even with me, and I finally came across what I call "my version " of a dupe.  Generally, a dupe would be a makeup brand/product that is quite similar in color/function to a more expensive or hard-to-find brand.  Well, this is sort of similar - the price difference is about $4 and the dupe is harder to find - but read on to know why I call it a dupe.

Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco Lipstick - Avant-Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection - Photos, Swatch, Review, FOTD

Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco Lipstick - Avant Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection - Swatch Review Photos FOTD
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Ce Soir ($34)

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Ce Soir is a lovely warm plummy brown (more of a mauve-plum with teeny hints of brown) color that is part of the newly released Avant-Premiere de Chanel makeup collection.  The Rouge Coco lipsticks are hydrating, creamy lipsticks, but I have had mixed experiences with these so far - some feeling quite luxurious while others being quite ordinary, imo.  Ce Soir is a creamy formula with absolutely no shimmer in it, and this definitely falls in the luxurious category.  There is enough pigment in the lipstick to go on opaque even with a light layer, and the texture feels quite light yet creamy and moisturizing.  This is not a long-lasting lipstick, but the color does stay around 3 to 4 hours and fades out evenly over time.  Scroll on for photos.

Makeup/Skincare Tips for Flights

I don't know about you, but I come out of any flight - even short 1 hour ones - looking like I spent the day in some kind of a dehydrating machine...in the middle of a desert!  My skin feels and looks so parched, my hands get cold and wrinkly, and my hair gets all super-straight - not in the shiny sleek way, more like a dry, scarecrow sort of way - I look and feel 10 years older, at least.  Like most people (oh well, girls do) I have at least a few product stowed in my bag to combat the drying effect of the recycled cabin air on flights, and I have listed mine in an earlier what-to-carry-on-flights post, but I have added in a few extra things to me skincare/face-repair routine for flights, so here's a peek at what's new :P

Makeup Skincare Ideas - Prevent Dryness - Air Travel Flights - Beauty Blog
In-Flight Skincare Must-Haves 1. Bioderma cleanser
2.  Olay Mild Makeup Remover Cloths
3.  Shiseido Cotton
4.
  Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
5.  Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst.

6.  Josie Maran Argan Oil
7.
  Nivea Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter


Boscia Detoxifying Black Facial Cleanser

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser Face Wash for Oily Skin - Review - How to Use - Ingredients
Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser ($28)

I got this deluxe sampler size bottle of Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser ages back from Sephora - either as a GWP or a point perk, can't remember, but free either way - and promptly forgot all about it until I found it during one of my rare cleaning sprees.  This is a detoxifying, pore-cleansing, deep cleaning face wash and ideal for the summers anyway, so I probably did find it at the right time!

May 27, 2013

Bath and Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus Shea Enriched Shower Gel

Bath and Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus Shea Enriched Shower Gel - $11

PRODUCT PROVIDED BY BRAND FOR REVIEW.
Set sail for a sparkling, sundrenched getaway in southern Italy with fresh citrus, juicy nectarine & orange flower.  Moisturizing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E combine with skin-loving shea butter for the perfect daily cleanser.  Our super moisturizing shower gel, now enriched with shea butter, provides a lavish lather that bursts with fragrance.  A sunny seaside escape of fresh citrus, juicy nectarine & orange flower.

Bath Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus Shea Enriched Shower Gel Makeup Beauty Skincare Blog Review Ingredients
Bath Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus Shea Enriched Shower Gel Makeup Beauty Skincare Blog Review Ingredients

It has been a while since I tried anything from the Bath and Body Works range of products.  I have tried a couple of their body lotions/butters, but I have always stayed away from the shower gels.  Generally, I amn't very fond of showers gels because of the slippery, impossible-to-rub-off film that most of them seem to leave behind.  So far, TBS Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Shower Gel has been the only one I have liked.  I got to try the BBW Capri Seaside Citrus Shea-Enriched Shower Gel a couple of weeks back, and I have to admit, this sure has me interested in trying out the other shower gels from BBW.  The fragrance is a clean, citrusy scent that is fresh and refreshing but not too overpowering.  The soft, luxurious foam is easy to rinse off, and while I won't go so far as to call this "super moisturizing," this shower gel is definitely quite non-drying.  A fabulous pick for the summers!

Bath and Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus Shea Enriched Shower Gel - Ingredients


Bath Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus Shea Enriched Shower Gel Makeup Beauty Skincare Blog Review Ingredients

OTHER BATH & BODY WORKS PRODUCTS I HAVE TRIED:
Bath and Body Works Coconut Passionfruit Body Lotion
Bath and Body Works Orange-Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner (Aromatherapy Range)
Bath and Body Works Coconut-Pineapple Body Lotion
Bath and  Body Works Orange-Ginger Body Wash
Bath and Body Works Charmed Life Body Lotion (Signature Collection)
Bath and Body Works Paris Amour Body Lotion (Signature Collection)
Bath and Body Works Body Lotion Apple Blossom and Citrus (Signature Collection)
Bath and Body Works Body Lotion Pomegranate Citrus (Signature Citrus)
Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods Body Butter

The product featured in this post was provided by brand for review.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color - Suspense (Avant-Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection) - Photos, Swatch, Review, FOTD

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Suspense ($34) is part of the Avant-Premiere de Chanel makeup collection.  The collection features some new, improved (extrapigmented) Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks.  Suspense is a dark raspberry pink with fuschia shimmer in it.  The shimmer is quite fine but visible on the lips, and it adds a bit of complexity to the color.  The finish is smooth, the color very pigmented, and the formula feels quite hydrating on the lips.  Scroll on for more photos.

Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color Suspense 80 Avant Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Photos Swatch Review FOTD
Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color Suspense 80 Avant Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Photos Swatch Review FOTD
Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color Suspense 80 Avant Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Photos Swatch Review FOTD
Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color Suspense 80 Avant Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Photos Swatch Review FOTD
Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color Suspense 80 Avant Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Photos Swatch Review FOTD

Suspense is the perfect lip color for days that need a bright pop of color.  The fuchsia shimmers don't stand out as chunky bits, but they do add pretty bits of color and shine to the already bright base.  I love how beautifully pigmented the product is and how lovely it feels on the lips, but the combination also means that it does tend to slip a bit around the edges, just a bit, but it's only a problem if you apply the color too thick.  Overall, Suspense (and Pygmalion) are definitely the must-haves from the recently launched Rouge Coco Shines.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color in Suspense - Ingredients

Rouge Coco Shine Lip Color Suspense 80 Avant Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Photos Swatch Review FOTD Ingredients

May 20, 2013

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Brush (New)

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Brush - $7.99

I picked up a newer vesion of the Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Brush a while back from Target.  There isn't much different about this when compared to the older version except the packaging is a darker bronze (old one was a plain aluminum) and the bristles seem darker.  I use these for powders and blushes, espcially for travel.  The synthetic bristles are quite soft, hold their shape quite well with use and washes, and the brush does a decent job at applying powder products.  Here's a look at some photos.

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos

When compared side by side, Ecotools older retractable kabuki brush seems just a bit more compact than the newer version, perhaps because of the broader band around the base that holds the bristles a bit more tighter.  I don't notice a major difference between the two with use, but since I have both, I keep the older one for a more concentrated application of color and the newer one for powders.

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos

I like that the Ecotools brushes come with their own cloth pouches - it doesn't make much of a difference with this retractable brush, but generally, it's a nice way to keep the brushes clean and dust-free.

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos

For the curious or those who would like a better review, do check my earlier post on the Ecotools Retractable Blush brush.  Overall, I love Ecotools makeup brushes - they are quite well made, don't need any special care or handling, and are quite inexpensive.  The retractable kabuki is no exception and is definitely a good buy if you are looking for a powder/blush to carry around in your travel kit.

MORE MAKEUP BRUSH REVIEWS:
7 Eye Makeup Brushes You Really Need 

Hakuhodo Makeup Brushes
The Body Shop Slanted Eyeliner Brush
Ecotools Day-To-Night 6-piece Makeup Brush Set
TBS Extra Virgin Mineral Foundations Powder Kabuki Brush
Body Shop Blender Brush - Eye Makeup
MAC DuoFiber Stippling Brush - 187
MAC Cosmetics Makeup Brush Cleanser
ELF Studio Powder Brush
Ecotools Retactable Kabuki Brush
Ecotools Eyeshadow Brushes Set
The Body Shop Travel/Mini Makeup Brush Set
TBS Kabuki Bronzing Makeup Brush


May 18, 2013

Alba Botanica Papaya Mango Body Cream

Skin indulges in the beauty and bounty of the tropics with this skin-revitalizing body cream. Papaya and mango refine and smooth, uncovering healthy-looking, touchably-terrific skin. Beta carotene, aloe, cucumber and rosehip soothe and soften for a body beautiful awakening. Hypo-allergenic.

Alba Botanicals Papaya Mango Body Cream - Shea Butter for Dry Skin Moisturizer - Review
Alba Botanica Papaya Mango Body Cream
Alba Botanicals Papaya Mango Body Cream - Shea Butter for Dry Skin Moisturizer - Review
Alba Botanica Papaya Mango Body Cream - Ingredients
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Safflower Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Shea Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Anacyclus Pyrethrum Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Papaya Fruit Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Mango Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance, Beta-Carotene (CI 40800), Caramel.
Alba Botanicals Papaya Mango Body Cream - Shea Butter for Dry Skin Moisturizer - Review
I completely forgot about reviewing it until it was almost over - hence the bald spot at the bottom :P
Alba Botanica Papaya Mango Body Cream is my new favorite body moisturizer.  Filled with natural moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter and soothing rose and aloe, this body butter is rich and nourishing and just what my dry skin needs.  It's easy to apply, spreads easily, and is absorbed into the skin relatively quickly without leaving too much of a greasy residue.  The only fault I could find with this - and not too much of an issue for me - is that the product is quite heavily fragranced and might be a bit overwhelming for anyone with a sensitive nose.  That minor gripe aside, I find this a fabulous moisturizer, way better than my usual TBS body butters too!  It is a bit pricey but worth trying out if you are someone on the lookout for a heavy-duty body moisturizer.  I buy this from Whole Foods, but it is quite easily available in a lot of drugstores and online.

A Quick Makeup Tip for Indian Summer: Ditch that Black Liner!

My one go-to/must-have lifesaving makeup product would be a good, dark black eyeliner.  I look like a sleepy zombie without a little swipe of it along my waterline.  And that's a problem for me once the heat turns up in the summers.  I know there are a million summer makeup tips out there, and I have read tons of articles on how to stop that black liner from smudging.  Turn out, they don't really work, at least on my eyes!  Sure if it's borderline sunny outside, yes, smudging the line with a shadow might help set it but not in a proper, humid summer like how we have back home in India.  So here's my little summer makeup tip/gyaan:  Ditch that black liner, but you don't have to go nekkid eyed - opt for a brown-bronze eyeliner instead.

Quick Easy Summer Eye Makeup Eyeliner Tip For Indian Summers Beauty Blog
Quick Easy Summer Eye Makeup Eyeliner Tip For Indian Summers Beauty Blog
I have used a brownish-bronze eyeliner along my lower lashline - gives just enough of a darkness to my eyes.
I have also used a black shadow liner along my upper lashline, which I won't recommend for the summers.  I just couldn't find another photo to post :P

A dark brownish-bronze eyeliner is a fabulous color to use along the waterline:  It keeps the eyes from looking too bare, and you won't run the risk looking racoon-eyed even if it starts to smudge as the day wears on.  As a bonus, if you have small eyes, this won't make them look smaller the way a true black liner would.  Look for something that claims to be waterproof/smudge-proof for added insurance.

Oh, and that nifty little tip about using a primer along the lashline - I walked around Vegas blissfully unaware that the primer was forming a dryish patch along my lower lashline (happens when excess product mixes with the moisture I think) until I happened to check myself in a bathroom mirror.  And yes, I was with my husband, and no, he did not notice anything odd about my makeup even when I pointed it out to him :-|

May 17, 2013

Chanel Nail Polish - Lilis - L'ete Papillon de Chanel Sumer 2013 Makeup Collection

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Lilis (available here) - $27

Chanel nail polish in Lilis (647) is a bright reddish coral color from the butterflies-inspired, bright and vivid makeup collection for summer 2013 - L'Ete Papillon de Chanel.  Lilis has a creamy, glossy finish, and depending on the light, the color changes ever so sightly, looking a reddish-orange in some lights and a lovely coral in others.  The finish is fabulous, opaque at even a single coat (though I need at least 2 coats for deeper, richer color), and the application is streak-free and easy.  It's a perfect summer color, and while not as talked about as the other two nail colors in this collection - Azure and Bel-Argus - Lilis is a definite must-have!  Scroll on for photos.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish Colour - Lilis 647 - LEte Papillon de Chanel Makeup Collection Summer 2013 - Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches NOTD Photos
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish Colour - Lilis 647 - LEte Papillon de Chanel Makeup Collection Summer 2013 - Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches NOTD Photos
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish Colour - Lilis 647 - LEte Papillon de Chanel Makeup Collection Summer 2013 - Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches NOTD Photos
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish Colour - Lilis 647 - LEte Papillon de Chanel Makeup Collection Summer 2013 - Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches NOTD Photos
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish Colour - Lilis 647 - LEte Papillon de Chanel Makeup Collection Summer 2013 - Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches NOTD Photos
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish Colour - Lilis 647 - LEte Papillon de Chanel Makeup Collection Summer 2013 - Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches NOTD Photos

Because Lilis takes on a brighter hue under some lights, at times, I find it a teeny bit too bright against my darker skin tone.  The formula is fabulous, and the color is a bright pop of color that works great for the summers.  My new favorite nail color is Lilis topped with pale shimmery Frisson - it's what I wore all week but, of course, missed on taking photos! 

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color - Lilis (647) - Ingredients

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish Colour - Lilis 647 - LEte Papillon de Chanel Makeup Collection Summer 2013 - Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches NOTD Photos Ingredients

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick - Grace (Avant-Premiere de Chanel Makeup Collection) - Photos, Swatch, FOTD, Review

Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Color in Grace ($34) is part of the Avant-Premiere de Chanel, a collection that features reformulated Rouge Coco Shines as well as new shades of the more longer lasting Rouge Coco lipsticks.  Grace is described as a "copper redwood" and has very fine shimmer mixed in.  The color is a warm brown with peachy-coral tones to it.  The shimmer in it is very fine and not really seen on the lips except for adding a bit of a shine to the almost matte-satin finish.  Despite being termed a "hydrating" lipstick, I do not find this a moisturizing formula but it does feel comfortable and does not dry out my lips.  If your lips are prone to dryness or have dry flaky bits, I would definitely recommend a gentle lip scrub and/or applying with a lip brush to get a better finish.  The lipstick is pretty long lasting - I got about 3 hours of wear time with this - and it does leave a light, even stain on the lips even as it fades.  Scroll on for photos.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Grace 52 Peach Coral Brown Photos Swatch Review FOTD Indian Darker Skin Beauty Makeup Blog
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Grace 52 Peach Coral Brown Photos Swatch Review FOTD Indian Darker Skin Beauty Makeup Blog
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Grace 52 Peach Coral Brown Photos Swatch Review FOTD Indian Darker Skin Beauty Makeup Blog
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Grace 52 Peach Coral Brown Photos Swatch Review FOTD Indian Darker Skin Beauty Makeup Blog
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Grace 52 Peach Coral Brown Photos Swatch Review FOTD Indian Darker Skin Beauty Makeup Blog

I can never tire of peachy/coral-based brown lipsticks, and as a color that I can wear any time of the year, Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Grace is a definite winner for me. The color goes on quite opaque, I like how it instantly brightens my face, and I definitely appreciate the finish and wear time.  My lips are very prone to dryness, though, and I prefer the uber-moisturizing Rouge Coco Shines over these, but that is just my personal preference.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick - Grace - Ingredients

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Grace 52 Peach Coral Brown Photos Swatch Review FOTD Indian Darker Skin Beauty Makeup Blog Ingredients

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 (available here) - $22.50

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, a natural humectant, for delectable and dependable moisture.  Sweet and tart black currant oil, rich in plumping essential fatty acids, cushions the lips while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals.  It also provides essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays.

Fresh Sugar Clear Lip Treatment Balm SPF 15 Indian Makeup Beauty Skincare Blog Reviews
Fresh Sugar Clear Lip Treatment Balm SPF 15 Indian Makeup Beauty Skincare Blog Reviews
Fresh Sugar Clear Lip Treatment Balm SPF 15 Indian Makeup Beauty Skincare Blog Reviews

I got the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment balm as part of a Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift set (from 2012).  I had tried - and loved - this lip balm in store before, but as always, I put off buying this and stocked up on makeup instead.  Anyway, thanks to Sephora, I finally got my own little tube, a mini-version, but just as effective as the larger full-size version.  Fresh products aren't cheap, and at $22.50, this lip balm is no exception, but it is one of the best I have tried so far.  This gives almost instant relief to dry lips and keeps my lips moisturized the whole day long.   Two things I sort of don't like about it:  The packaging is a twist-open sort of cap, and I still haven't learned to stop trying to pulling it open!  The other thing is the size of this lip balm.  The bigger/regular size tube is a little too big, and I much prefer the mini sizes.  It would be so much nicer if Fresh also made individual mini sizes available for sale (at lower prices, of course).

Do give the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment a try if you are someone who needs a lip balm in every coat pocket and every room of the house.  It is pricey, gets used up quite rapidly, and is definitely bit of a luxury, but it is good!

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 - Ingredients

Fresh Sugar Clear Lip Treatment Balm SPF 15 Indian Makeup Beauty Skincare Blog Reviews
Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Limnanthes Alba, (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Persea Gratissima, (Avocado) Oil , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vanillin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Propyl Gallate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, BHT.

Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara

Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara (available here) - $9.50

PRODUCT PROVIDED BY BRAND FOR REVIEW
Triple sphere brush hugs lashes for end-to-end coverage. Wears for 24 hours! Permaset formula wraps lashes with lengthening fibers and curling agents. Humidity- and sweat-proof. Glob-free, non-clumping formula. All-day wear.

Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara - Black - Photos Review
Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara - Black - Photos Review

Avon SuperExtend Inifinitize Mascara is lengthening and curling mascara with a unique brush design that helps create a clump-free finish - all things to look for in my ideal mascara.  The first thing I noticed about this mascara (apart from the bright orange packaging) is the wand - it's huge!  Well, relatively..compared to any other mascara wand I have tried so far, this is quite big.  It's a unique design too - with curves and a spherical arrangement to the spikesbristles - and I find it quite scary looking for something that comes so close to my eyes :-| 

Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara - Black - Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Photos Review
Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara - Black - Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Photos Review
Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara - Black - Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Photos Review

Aside from my gripes about the design, though, this is quite a nice mascara that delivers perfectly on the claims.  The Avon SuperExtend Infinite mascara features a a lengthening formula with fibers (can see it in the photos above too) that give a bit of extra length to the lashes, and it does a good job at holding the curl.  The wand (that I so dislike) does an excellent job at separating, lifting, and defining the lashes, and I have had zero clumps so far with it!  The mascara is smudge-proof and long-lasting but does come off easily enough with a makeup remover.  Here's how it looks on my eyes.

Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara - Black - Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Photos Review

Overall, the Avon SuperExtend Infinitize mascara is a good pick if you are looking for lengthened, defined lashes and a clump-free formula.  Looking for dark, thick, volumized lashes?  This might leave you a bit disappointed.

Product provided by brand for review.