Ariana Lashes | 3D Mink Lashes | REVIEW

*Disclaimer: These lashes were sent to me by the brand. The review is totally genuine.*

A few weeks back I got a pair of Ariana Lashes and I wore them in one of the makeup looks that I posted on my Instagram which got so much love! I still need to post the tutorial of the look, which is expected to be live this week, apart from that, the lashes too got a lot of attention. I have been wanting to share these with you eagerly as they are so irresistible!

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🌸I had so much fun creating this look, it's a wedding makeup, considering the upcoming wedding season… lot's of tutorials coming your way 🌸 . . . . 🌺Products Used 🌺 FACE @maybelline Pore Eraser @lorealmakeup Magic Nude Liquid Powder @maybelline Fit Me Blush Medium Nude @maccosmetics Silver Dust Highlighter EYES @maybelline Drama gel eyeliner-Brown @maybelline Vivid and smooth eye pencil-gold @physiciansformula Glitter eyeshadow @votrevu Eiffel Mascara @ariana.lashes Khloe LIPS @maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick Lively Violet . . . . Accessories- @aldogallery #makeup #makeuplove #makeupaddict #makeuplook #weddingmakeup #partymakeup #makeupjunkie #makwupblogger #aldoaccessories #mnyitlook #beautyblogger #bblogger #bbl #bbloggers #influencer #glitter #glittereyeshadow #glittereyes #lashes #plum #gold #goldeyeshadow #plumeyeshadow #friday #makeupmagiqueblog

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Soft Glitter Eye Shadow Tutorial | Festive Eye Makeup

Glitter Eye Shadow

The festive season is almost on and this inspires me to get out of my neutral makeup comfort zone and try on some bling. Here is a look comprising of soft smoked out eye makeup with some loose glitter. In the tutorial, I will also be showing you how to apply loose glitter particles so that they stay for longer. This look can be perfect for weddings too and would work well across skin tones.

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Classic Black Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Black Smokey Eye

A classic black smokey eye makeup marked the onset of the trend. Even today it’s the much raved about look. It might look complex and difficult to achieve, but trust me, it is really simple and can be mastered by anyone. Just a little practice is all you shall need. The tutorial below will help you get hold of the right steps.

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Everyday Brown Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Smokey Eye Makeup

A smokey eye makeup is favorite for many! In fact it’s the most opted look. It can be chosen as a party look as well as a casual daily look depending upon what colors you pick and how you play around with them. I am quite excited to present a few smokey eye makeup tutorial to you makeup lovers out there who are in awe of this trend but still struggle to get it on point. Starting with the basics, here is a simple brown everyday smokey eye makeup tutorial.

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Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner | Review

Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner





You can never ever go overboard with a black eyeliner, I think it’s the most commonly used cosmetic around the world… And why not, a black eyeliner is something that fits very well in every occasion, be it an everyday look or the dramatic bridal look, a black eyeliner is what most of us reach for to complete the effect. My favorite liquid black eyeliners are the ones which have a pen sort of applicator. That makes the application so quick and mistake proof. Here is a detailed review of the Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner.

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Packaging

The packaging reminds me of The Curve Eyeliner by NYX , It has a curved body to give a better control over the application. The felt tip allows you to create a thin, medium or a heavy line, as you desire! It’s extremely comfortable to hold, beginners would love it for sure. Talking of the down side, I faced slight issue working on a winged liner with this felt tip applicator, I wish it was slightly more flexible.

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Quality & Texture

The product claims to give a full color definition in one stroke, well… that isn’t really true, I need to coat 2-3 times to get a deep pigmented black line.

It gives a matte black finish, which is how I like my eyeliner to be.

Another good thing is, It dries quickly as you apply, you wouldn’t need to sit for long with your eyes closed, which is a common case with most of the liquid eyeliners. Also it saves a few extra minutes getting ready.

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Wearability

The product isn’t waterproof, it is some what water resistant. It smudges easily on oily lids, so if you have oily lids, this is not the right product for you, if you don’t, make sure not to apply moisturizer on your eyelids as a part of your daily moisturizing routine.

It lasts for good 8 hours if you have powdered your eyelids prior application, else it stays well for about 6 hours.

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Price

7.99 USD

Rating

4/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. The pen felt tips makes application along the ends slightly difficult, I wish it was more flexible.
  2. It smudges easily if you apply a regular moisturizer on your lids, or have oily lids naturally.

Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner



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Revlon Photoready Eye Art Moonlight Glitz | Review & Swatch

Revlon Photoready Eye Art





Liquid eye shadows are the new bomb in the market. After the immense success of liquid lipsticks, we could see brands coming up with liquid eye shadows. Revlon launched their liquid eye shadows lately, it’s the photoready eye art. The product is quite interesting, you have a liquid eye-shadow on one end and brilliant sparkle on the other. You can get creative and use it to create various looks. They come in 10 shades, and all of them are beautiful.

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I was gravitated towards Moonlight Glitz which is deep, sort of a royal blue. I have been using it since a while and here is what I think about the product.

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Revlon Photoready Eye Art

PACKAGING

The packaging is exactly same as their nail art enamel. I almost missed it thinking it to be their nail polishes. On a second look I realized that it’s the new eye art.

I am not very convinced with the way they have come up with the packaging for two reasons.

A. The brushes aren’t very convenient to use, I prefer using my separate brush. Both the compartments have a separate brush, the glitter compartment brush is a thicker (and uncomfortable) version of an eyeliner brush. and the liquid shadow compartment has a brush similar to a lip gloss applicator.

B. From application point of view, the bottle feels heavy and bulky, therefore quite uncomfortable to use.

It looks interesting otherwise, a transparent packaging is always great.



QUALITY & WEARABILITY

Eye-Shadow

I faced major issue blending the eye-shadow, I tried using a brush and finger to blend, but every time it turns out patchy and looks more like a stain. I feel this issue wouldn’t be there with the lighter shades but with this one, I faced difficulty in blending. It dries quickly giving you very little play time.

The good side is that it doesn’t crease and is water resistant.

Revlon Photoready Eye Art

Revlon Photoready Eye Art

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Glitter

On application the glitter feels sticky, but the issue is resolved as soon as it dries. It take a bit longer to dry compared to the eye shadow but that’s not my concern. The glitter is quite fine and looks really gorgeous and the best part is that there is absolutely no fall out. The sad part here is that you do not get intense glitter line in one stroke, you’ll have to build it up if you are using it as an eyeliner, during the process it turns slightly blotchy.

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It lasts for 5-6 hours and doesn’t crease much. The glitter tends to crease a bit if used over the lids.

RATING

3/5

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WHY IT COULDN’T MAKE 5/5?

  1. Extremely difficult to smudge, both brush and finger application gives a very patchy finish.
  2. The packaging is bulky to use
  3. The brushes aren’t impressive
  4. Quite pricey

PRICE

$8.99

I hope you found the review useful, let me know if you have given a try to any of the eye art shades.



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Colorbar Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner | Review

Colorbar Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

A liquid eyeliner is a great option for a quick go to makeup or an everyday wear. I got this new Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner from Colorbar, which is one of their new launch; and have loved wearing it each day. Read on the detailed review below:

What the brand claims:

“The Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is long-lasting and does not smudge, crack, flake or peel. With its high definition flexible felt tip applicator, one stroke is enough to define a fine or thick line. Fast drying, Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is suitable for sensitive eyes and those who wear contact lenses too!”




Packaging

It comes in a small black plastic bottle with the band name and product details printed over. The brush wand has a silver outer body and is quite convenient for application. Talking about the brush, my liking towards  felt tip applicators is not so great. The tip is not at all flexible as claimed by the brand, one has to work with great precision for neatness. Whereas a more flexible tip would have made things more easier. Beginners  might have problems dealing with a brush like this.

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At the same time, it’s non flexible nature helps neater application in the inner corners of the eye, where a flexible tip tends to go messy sometimes.

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Pigmentation

The pigmentation is quite an impressing factor here.It’s deep opaque black and looks quite striking.

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Texture and Quality

I personally like matte eyeliners over glossy finish. This eyeliner come in a matte texture but not matte to an extend that looks dried and stiff, which is a good thing.

I wouldn’t call it waterproof, would rather label it as water resistant. It comes off easily with slight rubbing with water.

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Wear ability

The first day I wore this liner to a mall where it happily lasted for 8-10 hours! But on usual office days where your eyes tend to get watery and tired (which is absolutely not the case when you are out shopping :P) the eyeliner stays neat only up till 4-5 hours after which it starts flaking off a bit.



Price

INR 350/-

You can buy it for INR 340/- HERE

Rating

3.5/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. Not absolutely waterproof as the product claims
  2. Tend to fade off after 4-5 hours
  3. The felt tip application make the application slightly challenging

Why 3.5/5?

  1. Loved the pigmentation and texture
  2. Affordable

Let me know if you have used it before, you can also suggest me some of your favorite liquid eyeliners. 🙂



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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Review

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

A mascara is my essential tool these days and I was thrilled and extremely happy to try out this new launch from Maybelline. The brand has lately come up with really exciting new products one of them being the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

What the brand claims

Lash Sensational® Mascara. This fresh liquid formula captures lashes from root to tip for a full-fan effect.
Exclusive fanning brush with ten layers of bristles reveals layers of lashes for a sensational full-fan effect. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.
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Packaging

The Body

The mascara comes in a plastic and cardboard outer packaging (which I disposed off in the excitement of trying out the product as soon as it arrived! Totally forgot to take a picture of the outer packaging 🙁 ). Talking of the mascara tube, it’s sturdy plastic and the shape is similar to the colossal mascara tube.

The Wand

The wand, I can say is unique! I am really fond of trying various wands. In fact I personally like plastic bristles wand better. This one has  plastic bristles placed in a unique manner. The inner curve helps apply mascara from the roots to the ends and the outer curve helps fan out the lashes. It’s comfortable for coating the upper lashes. For the lower lashes, it’s slightly a messy affair. I feel a thin comb like wand helps coat lower lashes neatly and in a much better way. But with practice I have gained a better control and the mess has reduced!

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Quality and Wear ability

The mascara is soft creamy in texture which makes it very easy to coat each lash separately. It does dry quickly once applied. It’s intense black color , waterproof nature and it’s ability to last the whole day makes it a superb choice.

It adds a considerable amount of length and volume which increases with every coat. For me 2-3 coats work the best. The images below will help you show the difference it makes.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

How to use/ apply the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Step 1. Use inner curve to reach the roots of lashes. Sweep from the root to tip of lashes.

Step 2. Use the outer curve for a more fanned out and fuller look. Sweep from the root to tip of lashes.

Step 3. Do not let mascara dry in between coats.

Step 4. Easily remove mascara with Eye Makeup Remover.

 

Pice: INR 500/-

Rating: 4.5/5

Availabilty: You can buy it online from NYKAA or from the nearest maybelline counter.

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

The application on the lower lashes is slightly difficult.

I hope you found the review useful, do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!




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Brown Smokey Eye Makeup for the day

Brown Smokey Eye

Hello Everyone!

Hope you had a great festive week and I am sure the Diwali excitement must have taken over already… I have been experimenting with a variety of looks these days… Thanks to the festive month! I decided to try on a medium brown smokey eye makeup with a nude glossy lip color. Since I had worn this look for a day outing, I decided to keep it demure yet substantial, so I skipped using a pair of false lashes. Had it been for a night party, I would have surely added a pair of false lashes.

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Products Used

Face

DIY BB Cream

(You can have a look at the tutorial HERE)

Maybelline Fit Me Blush – Medium Nude

Lips

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict

(You can read the full review and can  check out the other shades HERE)

Brows

Maybelline Fashion Brow – Brown

Eyes

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lakme Iconic Kajal – Brown

(As the eye-shadow base and to line the lower lash line)

Maybelline Nudes Palette BUY HERE

(ShadeNo. 1 –  In the Inner corner of the eye

ShadeNo. 5 –  In the crease

ShadeNo. 8 –  In the outer V of the eye and outer 1/3rd of the lower lash line

ShadeNo. 7 –  On the upper lid)

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Tips For Wearing Brown Smokey Eye Makeup during the day

  1. DO define your brows. DON’T go too dark.
  2. DO conceal your under eye area if you have dark circles else the brown smokey eye makeup will make you look like Manjulika 😛 
  3. Skip dramatic false lashes, if at all required, you can use the individual lashes or a good mascara can do the needful.
  4. DO NOT make the inner corner of the lower lash line too smoked out. (not suitable for a day wear smokey look)
  5. Opt for a medium brown over a dark brown look.
  6. Keep the blush very subtle. DONOT use a bright pink one at all!

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Hope this post was helpful, let me know what you think in the comments section below.



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