Moodmatcher Lipsticks | Review

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with MOODmatcher, the products were sent to me by the brand, but the review is absolutely genuine and true.

These lipsticks took me back in time, as a kid, I remember seeing green lipsticks which would turn pink on applying, also there used to be pretty clear glosses that would change color when applied. Back then, it used to be quite exciting to see the transition happening, well it’s still the same. MOODmatcher lipsticks are somewhat on the same lines, only better.

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Trying The Givenchy Black Lipstick

Givenchy Black Lipstick

Givenchy Black Lipstick

Taken by storm, impossible to keep in stock, it’s the Givenchy Black Magic Lipstick! Their number 1 best selling lipstick. Now before you get intimidated, let me tell you it’s a color changing lipstick which gives a berry tone depending upon your body’s pH level. So it’s a different berry tone for everybody, you feel like, it was made for you.

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How to wear a red lipstick in 5 ways!

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Makeup is a great way to unleash your creativity. I like to experiment and play with my makeup. This blog is depicting how to use your lipstick creatively and make it wearable for every occasion. A red lipstick which is often mistaken to be restricted to parties or weddings can surprisingly also be your best mate for a no makeup look. You can find out how in the video below.

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – OBSESSION | Review

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A few months back, Revlon launched their liquid lipsticks, which claims to be lightweight and give high definition velvety matte color. Also this is said to be moisturizing with a unique gel formula. I was excited to try! I got the shade HD Obsession which is a bright, cool toned fuchsia pink. Here is a detailed review on this product.

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Packaging

I love lipsticks having transparent packaging! It is so convenient to pick the shade you want to wear. I was quite impressed to see their packaging, it comes in a transparent matte bottle with a silver top, the applicator is a slight disappointment. It’s too firm… almost feels like you are applying the product with a stick. Little flexibility would have been good.

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Quality and Texture

The product rightly claims to be lightweight and moisturizing. It glides on smoothly giving high pigmented color in 1-2 swipe. I love the creamy matte finish it gives as soon as you apply the product, which after an hour turns velvety matte. It sits comfortably on the skin. It also has a strong bubble gum scent to it, which I personally love. I don’t mind scented products, but if you do, this is not the right pick for you.

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Wearability

It lasts very well for 6-7 hours, after which it starts to fade. But one can do a good 8 hour outing wearing this lipstick without worrying about touch up.

It does transfer very easily which is a downside, but as the creamy matte texture sets to a more velvety matte, the transferring decreases.

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Price

7.99 USD

Rating

4/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

This liquid lipstick from revlon is close to perfection! Here are some points that pull it back a little…

  1. It transfers a lot.
  2. The applicator isn’t very comfortable to use
  3. It’s price is slightly on the higher side.

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Favourite Pink Lipsticks & Glosses

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One can never have enough pink lipsticks! I am more of a pastel pink lover and sometimes like to go high on fuscia pink. Here are some of my most loved pink lipsticks and glosses.

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#1 NYX Butter Gloss – BLG01 Strawberry Parfait

Nature: Glossy

This luxurious feel, soft pink – mauve lip gloss is utterly dear to me! You would know why in my detailed blog on it HERE. I love wearing it during casual day outings or sometimes top it over any lipstick for a twist.

#2 Maybelline Color Sensation – Warm Me Up

Nature: Creamy

I so love it! It’s my second purchase and I always feel the need to have it stocked up. It’s so natural at the same time brightens up the face. This is one lipstick I can blindly pick and recommend!

You can see me wearing it in my blog 5 Minutes Makeup Challenge

#3 Maybelline Color Sensation – Hooked on pink

Nature: Creamy

This one is a deeper pink and works well with traditional outfits. It would look quite flattering on medium skin tones

You can see me wearing it in my blog Indian Wedding Makeup.

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#4 Maybelline Creamy Matte – Pop of Pink

Nature : Matte

A soft pretty pink amazing for a day wear and office wear.  Gift from mommy hence close to my heart <3

You can read a detailed review of this range HERE.

#5 Maybelline Creamy Matte – Flaming Fuscia

Nature: Matte

A bright hot pink. The name does justice to the shade. The best part is that it stays on for quite long. This too is a gift from mom hence close to my heart <3

You can read a detailed review of this range HERE.

#6 Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color – Very Cranberry

Nature: creamy / Matte

Though not a very impressive, but the packaging is superb and so is the shade.

You can read the detailed review HERE.

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#7 Lakme 24hr Lip Gloss – Pink Shine

Nature: Glossy

This one is sooooo prettyyy! You can check out the review and swatches HERE.

#8 Diana Of London – Fuscia

Nature: Matte

A gorgeous bold fuscia, surely comes into picture during wedding season. You can see me wearing it in Karwachauth Makeup Tutorail

#9 Lakme Gloss Addict – Dessert Rose

Nature: Creamy / Matte

If you are looking for a soft baby pink lipstick, that can also work as a cheek stain. This one is perfect. Detailed review and swatch HERE.

#10 Maybelline REB – 07

Nature: Creamy

This shade is what I always reach out for when I am packing my makeup for a trips or vacations. I know it will just work so well with all the outfits. Detailed review and swatch HERE.

#11 Marks and Spencer – Chiffon

Nature: Creamy

Another pretty, slightly frosty pink. You can read the detailed review HERE

#12 Debora – Old Rose

Nature: Creamy

This is a good pick for a no makeup look, though I wear is quite less but it’s one of my favorite.

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Do let me know your favorite link lippers. I hope you enjoyed the blog. 🙂



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Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color Review

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Liquid lipsticks are the new trend this season and they seem to be a new launch for almost every brand! We had a new entry last week from Maybelline, called the SUPER STAY 24 COLOR (should have been 24hr color, for clarity). I was way too excited to give it a try and review it for you all. I was told that in comes in 12 shades. So let’s get on the review ride!!

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PACKAGING

I guess it’s the first time, Maybelline has launched lipsticks with an outer case. It comes in a transparent plastic outer case with the name written in bold red and silver on a while background… looks quite impressive. I was impressed no doubt! The actual case that is there inside the clear plastic is the usual stick with 2 compartments, one side has a balm and the other side has the liquid lipstick with a wand (of course) for application.

The 1/3rd of the case, which is the liquid lipstick container shows the exact shade, so you would know the color through the packaging, without opening the tube. The rest 2/3 of the stick is white with the name of the product written in bold red and silver, as on the outer box.

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Overall, I would say, it’s bright, sturdy and travel friendly.




TEXTURE AND QUALITY

The lip stain on application feels velvety smooth, some what glossy (I would say, similar to the Diana of London 2000 kisses lipstick, if you have tried). In about 2-3 minutes, It starts to dry and turn matte, rather velvety matte. But But But…it’s very sticky at this point! You will actually feel your lips sticking together as soon as it dries and after 2-3 rounds of sticking-n-separating , the lip color starts to become patchy from the middle-inner side of the lower lip. (Very disappointing  🙁 ) But the balm that comes along can save you this disappointing factor. So I would say, do not rub your lips together (like you would generally do when you apply a regular lipstick) when you apply this liquid lipstick, rather once dried, immediately coat it with the lip balm. This surely makes the wear much more comfortable.

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Now, on applying the balm, the lip color looks creamy for a while, but then in about 30-45 minutes, it’s back to matte. The color is absolutely non-transferable and smudge proof by now (high 5 on that… yayyy 😀 ) !

At this point, it looks amazing and you would want to check it out time and again in the mirror and you might as well go ahead and pat your own shoulder and be proud of the wise investment you made!!

But… like always, reality bumped in!!

The color started loosing grip on the inner center of the lower lip in about  45 minutes of application and in 1 hour, I could see a clear demarcation between my inner and outer lower lip… which was very very disappointing!! Even rubbing your lips together won’t help and correct that, because remember… the lip color becomes non-transferable absolutely upon drying….

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Restricting this section back to the texture, the lipstick goes through texture transition phase throughout it’s life cycle… which is as follows:

  1. On Applying the lip color – It feels velvety, smooth, glossy
  2. Once the lip color sets (after 2-3 minutes) – Feels extremely sticky! 🙁
  3. On applying the lip balm – The comfort is back and feels like a smooth luxurious creamy texture (but your balm does get stained with tiny flakes of the color)
  4. After 45 Minutes – Comfortable, feels like a regular matte lipstick, quite light in fact.
  5. After 7 hours – Slight sticky and dry, the need to reapply the balm seeps in. On applying the balm the good feel is back. (There is sometimes slight powdery flaky feel at this point and which is annoying and you would need a tissue to get rid of that)

Another thing noticed was, I did feel slight flaky pigments in my mouth a few times… 🙁

COLOR PAYOFF

The color payoff too goes through various phases (like the texture)

  1. On Application – Super pigmented and opaque. Awesome!
  2. After 45 Minutes – The color starts fading off from the inner area of the lower lip, in fact soon the color disappears from here and you are left with a clear cut demarcation between the inner and outer lower lip area. But the overall color intensity is same as on application,
  3. After 4 hours – The color further looses  grip from the lower lip demarcation line which was formed above and you can see your lower lip stained only half way. 🙁
  4. After 7 hours (which includes a meal and a few cups of coffee) – The color starts loosing it’s intensity, though it’s still there, but not really the same way.
  5. After 10 hours – There is just an thick outline over your lips ad you can say it’s time for a re-application.





ABOUT THE SHADE

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Shade No. : 100

Shade Name : Very Cranberry

Very Cranberry is a beautiful, fresh pastel pink which would suit most of the skin tones. It also reminds me of the Maybelline REB-07. I feel it can be a very good everyday wear.

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HOW TO APPLY

  1. Apply a thin layer of color to clean lips and allow it to dry completely (for about 2 minutes)
  2. Apply conditioning coat top balm for comfort and shine.

MAKE SURE

There are a few things you got to make sure before applying this duo.

  1. Your lips should be dry and clean. There should be no trace of lip balm or moisturizer else the color won’t last at all.
  2. Always wear the lip balm over the lip color.
  3. Use an oil-based makeup remover to remove the color. It doesn’t come off with water, soap or moisturizer.

PRICE

INR 600/-

AVAILABILITY

Currently at NewU stores, maybelline counters and online HERE

OVERALL RATING

3/5

WHY IT COULDN’T MAKE 5/5?

  1. It lasts for 8-10 hours but after 5 hours of application the high opaque pigmentation starts decreasing.
  2. It color doesn’t hold on the inner area of the lower lip at all.
  3.  You can sometimes feel flaky particles in your mouth.
  4. It gets a little sticky after 6-7 hours




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NYX Butter Gloss | Review & Swatch

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NYX Butter Gloss *sigh*… Isn’t the name itself so luxurious! Well, I had to give it a shot.

I got the NYX Butter Gloss in the shade BLG01 Strawberry Parfait as a gift from the man behind the cause of all the indulgence! My Husband!

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The shade is a pretty pink with a hint of mauve and gives sheer coverage. It glides on smoothly and evenly giving a luxurious glossy finish! Absolutely wearable for everyday office or college. Here is a detailed review of the product for you all.




Packaging

The gloss comes in a plastic tube of same shade as the gloss, quite cute and simple, nothing much to say.

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Texture

AWESOME! LOVED IT! The texture actually feels smooth and buttery with even and smooth application. It doesn’t feel greasy or sticky instead it feels quite light.

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Colour Pay-off

Well, I was disappointed to see how quickly the color disappears completely on snacking leaving absolutely no traces. So you can say that it last upto 4 hours (without eating/ drinking) and vanishes completely after a meal. It requires re-application throughout the day which isn’t very impressive. Due to it’s poor colour pay-off, It cannot be a great option for functions, weddings or parties.

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Price

Rs. 550/-

Availability

You can buy it online at NYKAA or at SEPHORA stores.

Rating 

3/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. The gloss vanishes completely after every meal or snacking leaving no trace of color at all.
  2. The price is slightly higher for the given quantity.




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Broken lipsticks back to life!

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A broken lipstick is as painful as a broken heart! Some of our lipsticks are simply abandoned once broken or distorted! I surely couldn’t bear the separation, hence I decided to fix them. Using these 2 techniques I could restore life in my dead broken lipsticks and so can you! So let’s get started.

Steps to fix broken lipsticks

Step – 1

Use a candle to melt the base of the broken lipstick portion. Make sure you keep a very light hand in doing so, we just need a layer of melted lipstick to act as a glue so that it can stick on to the other portion.

Step – 2

While the base is still melted, quickly place it over the other portion. Let it cool for 10 – 15 minutes and you have your lipstick fixed 😀

 

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Steps to create a palette

Step – 1

Deport the lipstick on a spoon, place it over a candle and let it melt entirely.

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Step – 2

Pour this melted lipstick in a lipstick palette/ a spare lens case  😀

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Step – 3

Put your freshly fixed lipstick in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and they are ready to be a part of your vanity family once again!

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Do try these tips and let me know what you think!

 

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