Glam Up Powder Cream: Review, Swatches, Price and Why NOT To Buy It

by Anshita on 01/16/2014

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Glam Up Powder Cream Review, Swatches and Price in India

Whenever that girl on TV appears and tells you how rosy Glam Up makes her, I feel like hitting her on head with my 5inch shoe. I don’t generally review bad products because they don’t deserve the attention here but everytime I see the advertisement my insides boil. And that “makeup? shaadi mei jana hai kya?” is like the icing on cake. I wanted to shout on top of my voice..or just review the Glam Up Powder Cream on blog here and save you some money. Its just a cheap dupe of Fair and Lovely.

Glam Up Claims: Glam-Up glides on your face like your most beloved cream, yet, provides the finish of an elegant face powder. It’s both, a cream and a powder, yet neither, because of its own unique formula in a Powder Cream. Glam Up’s light weight formula gives you a balance and even skintone; smooth texture with moisture; protection from sun damage and the result; you look fresh and radiant.

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Glam Up Powder Cream Review

The cream has a rosy pink shade but goes on white and ashy on my medium skin. When I tried it on a friend with lighter skin tone, it although didn’t look that harsh against her skin but still looked when you apply a lot of compact.

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Glam Up Powder Cream Review

Coverage: No. Nada. There is just no tint. No even skin tone.

Texture: Thin but as soon as you rub on skin, it gets powdery and gets difficult to apply.

Blending: Although the texture is thin but once you start blending it gets dry and powdery (I guess that’s what they mean by the “powder cream” finish) and starts forming patches and sticks to the dry areas on cheeks, chin, around the mouth, even eyes (yes!).

Lasting Power: No idea because I washed it off. Could neither bear the cheap bleach like smell or the drying texture.

Sun Protection: What?! (Because they claim it)

Smell: A strong smell of artificial roses. Like some cheap bleach.

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Glam Up Powder Cream Review and Price

Packaging: Tells you whatever you see on-screen may not be true. In the TV ads you can’t help but feel “aww so cute” when you look at the all red and bright tube. It stops there only. When you see it in real, you get an orange red tube with some cheap golden detailing (which you can even scratch off!). The overall look and feel is “halka” and cheap. Ponds BB cream comes at just 69 bucks and its packaging is far far better. This is just cheap and trashy.

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Glam Up Powder Cream Review and Swatch

Swatch of Glam Up in natural light

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Glam Up Powder Cream Review and Swatches on face

How it gets powdery on application and forms patches on cheeks, chin, etc. The photo shows just two spots..they were all over the face.

Pros of Glam Up Powder Cream:

  • Ummmm..price?

Cons of Glam Up Powder Cream:

  • The strong artificial smell
  • Cheap packaging
  • Looks ashy and white on skin
  • Difficult to blend
  • Accentuates dry patches
  • No coverage
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Glam Up Powder Cream Review

Price: Rs.150

VNA Rating: 0/5

So is it for you? Glam Up Powder Cream is NOT for anybody. Its just a waste of time, space, money and resources.

What do I do with my tube now? Use as paper weight?

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }' Lisha January 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm

eeeeewwwwwww its that bad huh?? Reminds me of the Lakme whitening Cream which flakes so much and sounds pretty much like this!
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

haha i guess all fairness creams are like that only

Reply' Bidisha January 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Ewww but it’s selling like hot cake in small beauty shops. Jaago grahak Jaago :/

Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm

exactly..dat was my main target

Reply' Shweta Sarawgi January 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm

because of my blog’s name – Glam n Gloss – i get so many search of “glam up cream” redirected to my blog. I thought that i should review it. but i dont want a paper weight :P
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

hahaha!! atleast its getting you hits :P

Reply' Appu January 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Use as a show piece :D
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

too ugly for a show piece

Reply' iswarya January 16, 2014 at 9:40 pm

OMG….I never thought it is such a dud..Thanks for sharing..Eeekk…Off to bin
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

bin is where it belongs!

Reply' Monica Kalra January 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

OMG… Would never even think of buying it! Thanks for saving us all from this horrible dud!

Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

to d rescue always!

Reply' Pooja May 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

Ooh,thanks for saving me and my time to spend on such a bad thing

Reply' Peachesandblush January 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Lol ! Thanks for saving my cash!
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

chalo now gimme ur usa haul ka stuff!

Reply' Parinaaz January 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm

What a dud! The ad is also so unconvincing
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

stupid ad!

Reply' Arzoo January 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

This is like the most searched post on my blog from google, I wonder why girls are getting mad seeing the backwas ad, I too feel like hitting that girl with whatever is in my hand, it’s a total waste of money but I wonder why have you listed this in BB cream :/
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

because d ad portrays it like one so gotta tell d girls wen dey search for it

Reply' Arzoo January 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

lolz :D
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Reply' Supria January 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

This was a funny read lol. Never heard of this product before!
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

u don’t watch tv?!

Reply' Swati January 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

Oooh I saw the ad a few days back and I really wondered if just a cream could give that “special glow” afterall? I was so curious that I might have actually gone out and tried this! Thanks for the review! We all should team up and hit those ad people :P
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm

lets team up plz!

Reply' Poorva January 17, 2014 at 3:54 am

lol that ad irritates me to no end :P u’ve written such a good honest post :)
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

exactly..its soooo irritating!

Reply' Harine January 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

My God, it looks so patchy.. Thanks Anshita for the warning ..
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm


Reply' srishti January 17, 2014 at 11:38 am

Anshita!!! Our savior !! Thank god I dropped d plan to try it

Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm


Reply' Heena January 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Same Here! I Used to Feel So Agitated Everytime He Said> Makeup? Shaadi mein Jaana Hai Kya? I Mean.. Hellooo? It’s Time to Wakeup, You 1950s Dude!

I So Wanted To Give a Bad Review on This Coz I Knew It Would Be Super Bad But I Could Never Try It Coz of My Super Sensitive Skin! Glad You Bashed This!
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Reply' Anshita January 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm

exactly my point..i want to find d guy n smack him!

Reply' Jyoti January 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

ooopppss such a dud :( thanks a lot for saving my money :)
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Reply' Gowthami January 17, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Oh my godd!! Thanks for sharing dear.. this is bad :/
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Reply' Ritu R January 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm

gosh! When will Indians (pun intended) stop using fairness crap.. useless stuff helps companies mint money and nothing else..
Nice review :)
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Reply' Mayuri January 18, 2014 at 2:01 am

omg!this is that bad.. i better stay away from it .. nice detailed review dear. thanks for sharing :)
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Reply' Amani Zaara January 20, 2014 at 1:50 am

Lol 0/5.. Thnx for such a genuine review..
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Reply' Saraswathi Sneha N V February 12, 2014 at 9:49 am' Priyanka Jain February 18, 2014 at 11:23 am

Seriously this ad just gets on my nerves grr.

Reply' neha June 9, 2014 at 1:03 am

Omg thanks for sharing this now I m safe

Reply' neha June 9, 2014 at 1:09 am

Omg thanks for share this now I m safe

Reply' Siya July 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Dear am 100% agree with your opinion on this hopeless cream

Reply' raji July 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

hey thanks for the review…really saved my money…ws on my way to buy the same…:P

Reply' Mabel July 29, 2014 at 12:34 am

OMG I just bought it yesterday thought will use it 2morrow..will nt use it now..thanks for the tip…

Reply' sona September 26, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I was planning to buy this…and before that I thought to search for any reviews….and for my sake your review came across……thanks for saving me 150 bucks… savior …

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Reply' bharti October 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm

anshita u r a best critics of glamup

Reply' bharti October 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm

can somebody advised me which cream s bst for winter dry skin

Reply' Preet February 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

I also tried this , this product is worth putting in the dustbin !! worst product i ever used in my life .
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