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!

NYX Butter Gloss

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.

NYX Butter Gloss

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.

NYX Butter Gloss

NYX Butter Gloss

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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‘The Blushed Nudes Palette’ by Maybelline – Review

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12th July 2016 4:00 PM

As a regular ritual, I was browsing through MAYBELLINE new launches, as soon as the page loaded… there it was! right at the TOP! The Blushed Nudes Palette!

The Blushed Nudes Palette

What?!?! I have been wanting to own this since I had purchased The Maybelline Nudes Palette , and while browsing through it’s reviews had a glimpse of this pretty pink little palette. Since then I have been checking out the stores but every time returned with disappointment!!

Finally it has arrived in India! “I got to have it right NOW” was all my mind was repeating!

I clicked on the Buy Now button right away and it redirected me to the NYKAA store and the page was down!!!

Huh…

What happened next?

I immediately called my dear partner in crime (my husband 😀) and he took me straight to the mall in the evening in search of it … But nowhere was it seen!




13th July 2016 11:00 AM

I again checked out the NYKAA store and there it was!! yayyy 😀

I ordered it right away!

14th July 2016 12:00 PM

The good weather tempted me to skip work! While I was admiring the weather with a cup of coffee and still dreaming about the palette which shall be arriving soon ….maybe next week… My phone notified me in no time that it was already out for delivery and shall be reaching the very same day!

wait a minute… I was..but not very happy to learn this as it was to arrive at my office address! which meant another day without it!




15th July 2016 6:00 AP

The first thought that came to my mind as I woke up, was all about my reunion with my palette (YES! I am so guilty of being obsessed with makeup!!)

..and the story continues..

I rushed to office and found the NYKAA parcel shining on my desk which was unboxed in no time!

In my hand was the eye-shadow palette of my dreams! Well after a good quality (NOT quantity) time spent admiring those beautiful shades, and imagining how beautifully they can be wore… I quickly resumed to work! After all I have to stay committed to by B.Tech Degree!

10:00 AM

My mommy-in-law called and I couldn’t help myself describing and illustrating my new possession…

10:30 AM

My mommy called and the whole story was repeated again!

The day went by beautifully with the ‘The Blushed Nudes Palette’ safely kept in my bag right next to me…

The Blushed Nudes Palette

And here I am to share my review with you all!



The Blushed Nudes Palette Review

Packaging

It’s comes in an exact case as the Maybelline Nudes Pallete, which is sleek and compact enough, almost the size of my palm. It has a plastic body so you don’t really have to be extra careful handling it. It’s absolutely travel friendly and can slip in conveniently in your sling bag. The brush that comes has an applicator at one end, somewhat a pencil brush at the other very useful for the lash lines. While playing with eye-shadows, a blending brush is a must. I wish there was one in this palette too. It would have added on to its completeness.

It also comes with a colour combination manual at the back, I didn’t find the combinations practically fit for application, I’d rather choose my own fusion.

Texture

All the shades from the palette really are smooth but I am not very happy with the pigmentation part, the colour needs to be built up, the best way I use to do this is by using MAC Fix+ on the brush prior application. It easily glides on to the eyelids and there isn’t much problem of eye-shadow fall off. It doesn’t even crease and the application remains the same throughout the time.

Colour Payoff

It stayed for about 8 hours on my eye Lids (with primer). And approximately for about 5-6 hours without primer. I would recommend that you use an eyeshadow primer as it not only makes the shadow last longer but also make the colour stick to the lids better.

Price

INR 899/-

Rating

3/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. I wish he brush provided would have had a proper blending brush to one side.
  2. Most of the shaded look similar on application
  3. The colour intensity needs to be built up.




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Innisfree Hand Cream | Review

Innisfree Hand Cream

Hand Creams are an integral part of my daily routine. Dry hands dread me! The presence of a good hand cream in my bag gives me an immense sense of solace. The addition to my hand cream family is the “Innisfree Jeju rose hand cream”.

I really like rose fragrance and always look forward to try out rose scented products. Innisfree hand creams come in a variety of fragrances, you can surely find your favorite in the range.

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Innisfree is a Korean brand. It claims to be a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature.

Innisfree Hand Cream

Here is the review for you all.

Packaging

The packaging structure is quite similar to the Body Shop Hand Cream (reviewed here) tube. Very convenient for use and travel friendly. The easily squeezable tube ensures good control over the product quantity. The screw cap ensures NO accidental spillage in your hand bag!

Package Quantity 

30mL

Price 

INR 300/-

Consistency and Texture

The cream consistency is slightly on the thicker side (unlike the body shop hand cream which is quite gel like, watery and of a lesser density).

The thick creamy consistency doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on application neither light or feathery. It’s non sticky, non greasy texture gives just the required amount of moisturisation which lasts for about 5-6 hours.

One big drawback I faced was, if you rub it on your hands continuously for a minute, you will notice dry powdery substance shedding off.. It’s like as if your hands are raining dandruff 🙁 And that happens every time!

Innisfree Hand Cream

Fragrance

The best part of the product! the reason why I actually bought it, was this beautiful rose fragrance. The scent isn’t too deep and intense, rather it’s more on the softer side and lingers on for a good amount of time.

Availability

I bought this from the Innsifree outlet in DLF Mall of India, Noida

Rating

Umm.. I guess 3.5/5 should be apt.

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

1. Rs. 300/- for 30mL product is expensive.

2. The cream on application, does provide adequate moisturisation but it doesn’t aid in making the hands feel softer (body shop hand cream performs better in this case).

3. The white-powdery stuff that starts to shed off if you rub it on your hands continuously for a while is REALLY annoying.

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Marks and Spencer Lipstick – Review

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I love summers for the fact that they allow you to be colourful in every aspect! clothes… nail polishes… lipsticks… It’s absolutely okay to go bright on lip colour selection but in my opinion, sheer translucent shades looks cooler and more breathable. One such pretty shade is the limited edition Marks and Spencer Lipstick in the shade “Chiffon”. Chiffon is a sheer soft pink-mauve shade in a creamy-glossy texture with minute glitter particles. Not prominent enough to be tagged as glittery but subtle enough to give an overall shiny look. This can be a good pick for most of you but not a very suitable shade for majority of the skin types. So you must try it once before purchasing.

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Packaging: The packaging is very similar to that of ‘Lakme Enrich Satin”collection. A silver case paired with a transparent cap. Basic and simple. Not very impressive though, the lipstick holder isn’t very firm, the lipstick twists and rolls down by itself while applying, so you have to hold it firmly. Moreover the cap doesn’t have a very good locking mechanism.

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Quality and Texture: From the very first instance of application, the lipstick feels soft and smooth. Glides on easily and evenly leaving no patchy stains. Overall, it looks and feels soft, creamy and even.

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Colour Pay-off: The colour stays intact till the time you do not eat anything. After which.. whoosh! disappeared completely not even leaving behind a mark of its existance! Reapplication is required time and again. On an average stayed on for 5 hours.

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Price: INR 599/- for 4gms (But bough it for INR 290/- as there was a sale running on some of the M&S Lipstick collection)

Rating: 3.5/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

Though marks and spencer Lipstick did  a good job at the given price of INR 290/- , had it been for the original price of INR 599/-, the rating would have been lesser.

1. The packaging is too basic and not very sturdy. It kinda says ‘Handle me with care’.

2. The colour last for about 4-5 hours after which it vanishes completely!

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Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner Review

Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner

Maybelline new launch – Hyper Matte Eyeliner

Maybelline has been up with new products one after the other since last few months and Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner is one of those! I surely couldn’t afford to give it a miss as I wear a matte black liner almost everyday to work.

Prior this I have used Maybelline Gel Liner, Maybelline Collosal Liner, Lakme Shine lineLiner. All in matte black.

Lakme Shine Line Liner was a disappointment! It cracked a lot at the inner 1/4th corner of the eye and ended up looking messy and too dry! Since then I was just taken aback  by liquid eye-liners…

Maybelline being my all-time favourite, managed a place in my kit. Have been using  it since a week now and here is what I think about the product.

Packaging

Sleek and very light! It comes in a black and white plastic body (thank god! no handle-with-care hassle). The brush is thin enough.. not super thin I would say! The bristles have the perfect length and the brush feels really light while applying which ensures better control and application.

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Product on Application

The liquid has a good enough consistency. It’s neither too thin nor too thick. On application it takes about half a minute to dry and turn matte. If you’ve used Lakme Shine Line liner, I would say that this one doesn’t look as matte as the lakme one. Also, this one doesn’t crack much in the inner 1/4th corner of the eye like the lakme liner did, but cracking is still there.

It’s water proof and smudge proof as the product claims for itself.

 

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Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner

 

Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner
Maybelline Hyper Matte Eyeliner

Staying Power

It stays well for 8 hours. I can easily spend my day at work with this on!

Price

Rs. 325/-

Availability

It’s readily available online and at all the maybelline counters.

Rating

3.5/5

Why It couldn’t make 5/5

1. The price seemed slightly higher for the given quantity.

2. It tends to crack in the inner corner of the eyes

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Maybelline Gel Nail Colour – Mint for Lift

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Have been looking for a Mint Nail Polish since long and Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Color – Mint for Life is the latest addition in my nail polish drawer! Here is a quick update based on 2 coats application of Maybelline Gel Nail Polish and a single coat of clear top.

  • Quick Dry
  • Started chipping on the 6th Day
  • Price is INR 325/- for 10mL
  • Super smooth finish

Maybelline Gel Nail Polish

 

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Body Shop Hand Cream – Review

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Hello Everyone!

I am very particular and finicky about moisturising my hands after every wash, which I do 6-8 times a day. I like my hands clean, moisturised and smelling good all the time. The Body Shop Hand cream is what I have been raving about. Today’s blog post is all about this newly found love of mine…

With a light, gel-like and absorbent consistency, these juicy tubes will have your hands hydrated and scented with uplifting fragrances.

It comes in various fragrances to choose from!!

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The one I picked is Frosted Cranberry and here are my views on it.

Texture

It comes in a smooth gel-like consistency, absolutely non sticky or non greasy! You just need a drop of this cream on your freshly washed and wiped hands for the magic to begin! You can use this in summers as well as winters.

Quality

Once you start applying, It feels like a non-greasy non sticky substance which your hands would quickly absorb, leaving a coat of soft and silky finish all over. It gives an instantly visibly soft fresh feel. The moisturization last well for about 3-4 hours and once you start using it, its addictive! (In a good way I mean) It feels so good on your hands that you would want to use it soon again!! Also the soft scent left behind is a treat!

Apart from all the goodness, it also comes with SPF 15!! I would surely encourage all you hand cream lovers to give it a try once in your lifetime for sure!

Price

INR  495/- for 30 mL (Though the price is hight, due to which I myself was contemplating the purchase but the tube would last you much longer and the quality is totally worth it!)

Rating 

5/5 Highly Recommended

Do try it out and let me know what you think!

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Maybelline Fit Me Face Range – Review!

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Hello Everyone!

First of all, a very Happy New Year to eachone of you lovely readers! With the onset of this beautiful year, Maybelline has something new and exciting to share with us. Its a range of face products, the Fit Me! range, consisting of :

  • Foundation
  • Compact
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Foundation Stick
  • Blush

But here in India we only have Foundation, Compact, Concealer and Blush to try! I was really excited when I first saw its launch on Instagram, It somehow looked very new and exciting to me!

The foundation comes in 16 shades but in the stores I could see only 6 shades. Probably we have lesser shades launched in India. Luckily the shade matching my skin tone was available.

What Maybelline claims:

” Beyond matching skin tone, it fits skin’s texture.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

A natural complexion sets the stage for whatever look you’re planning to rock. With Fit Me!® Dewy +Smooth foundation you’ll get a flawless foundation that’s all your own with light to medium coverage and a dewy finish.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR
  • Contains SPF 18.
  • Hydrating skin.
  • Normal to dry skin ” 

I picked up the foundation and the compact and here are the reviews for it:

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Maybelline Fit Me! Specifications

 

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Maybelline Fit Me! Packaging

Packaging

Fit Me! Foundation

It comes in a classy packaging, a transparent bottle with a black cap, somehow reminded me of the MAC liquid foundation cases, with the difference being, this one is has a cuboid body whereas the MAC Foundation case is cylindrical. Also both of them do not have a nozzle or a pump to control the amount of product that comes out which was a turn off when I first saw it! I generally like bottles with a pump, its lot more easier to regulate the quantity.

Fit Me! Compact

It’s black and transparent packaging is quite sturdy. It has 2 layer compartments, one for the compact and the other for the sponge and a mirror attached. Its designed in a travel friendly manner and I so love travel friendly products as I am travelling often.

 

Quality/ The Look

Fit Me! Foundation

The foundation has a matte and smooth finish on application, It felt quite like the Lorea’l Liquid Powder Foundation . It doesn’t feel creamy, it will take some effort in blending for an even application. Also It tends to look slight flaky if you do not blend well. In-spite of hard word done in the blending process, it looked quite flaky around the nose and close to the chin. It took about 20-30 minutes to set and look natural. Also it doesn’t cover pores as well as it claims. My overall experience with it is just satisfactory! It provides light to medium coverage and is best suited for people with normal to oily skin, for dry skin people, the product will tend to be too flaky.

My Shade – 115 Ivory Ivoire

Fit Me! Compact

Now this one is surely not similar to any other compact I have come across so far! What makes it different is that its a perfect blend of a compact + shimmer. The shimmer is subtle enough to be worn all over the face . It gives a very slight sheen. Its light and spreads evenly. It gives light to medium coverage matte effect and meant for people with normal to oily skin type.

My Shade – 120 Classic Ivory

Staying Power

The foundation and the compact both last well upto hours after which it just looses its charm.

Price

Fit Me! Foundation : INR 525/-

Fit Me! Compact : INR 475/-

Rating

Fit Me! Foundation : 3/5

Fit Me! Compact : 4/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  • The foundation tends to look flaky and needs time to settle and look natural.
  • The foundation doesn’t cover pores very well.
  • The foundation bottle needed a nozzle!
  • The sponge in the compact case is too thin for a proper application, I every time have to run for a powder brush.

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks – Review

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Hi Everyone,

Maybelline has recently launched a new range of creamy matte lipsticks in 20 shades, tough I have come across only 12 of them! I personally prefer matte lipsticks as they are long lasting. But the only reason I ever give it a miss, is how dry and sometimes even patchy it feels during and after application. I picked 4 shades:

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

 

 

1. Peach Personality – It’s a nude orangy peach lipcolor perfect for day or office wear. I have noticed this shade turning slightly patchy, but works well if you apply it with a brush or just rub it slightly with a finger. You can see me wearing it here.

2. Lively Violet – This one is a soft mauve, a shade I have never worn before.

3. Rock the Coral – A bright coral which I often wear during dinners and parties, Its highly pigmented, lasts really long but one thing disappointing about this shade is that it changes color to a bright magenta pink after a few hours! You can see me wearing it here.

4. Mysterious Mocha – A soft brown, browns I usually don’t wear, this is by first buy!

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Here is my take on the product:

Packaging

It comes in a matte black hard plastic case with a strip of color.

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

 

Texture

The lipstick feels extremely smooth, silky and creamy during and after application. And the look is rich matte. Ever since I have started using this creamy matte range, I have quit using my other matte lipsticks!

Color Stay

The color stays easily for 8 hours, I don’t have to give it a touch up every now and then.

Fruity Fragrance

All the shades come with a soft fruity fragrance which makes you want more of it. I absolutely love the soft scent which lasts for about 30 minutes even after the application.

Price

Rs 325/-

Maybelline is always so pocket friendly!!

Rating

4.25/5 (Highly Recommended for Matte Lipstick lovers)

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

1. Slight patchy look in the shade peach personality

2. Its prabably too soft and fragile, 2 of the 4 lipsticks already broke (got separated from the base, but still very much in a usable condition) inspite of my careful handling!

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Rock the Coral

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Lively Violet

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Peach Personality

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Mysterious Mocha
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Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper – Review!

Maybelline Fashion Brow

Hi Everyone!

I recently bought this, much talked about maybelline fashion brow duo shaper. I have been longing for something like this. I did come across a brow pencil from MAC which costed about Rs. 1400/- but didn’t feel like spending that much on it. Since here in India we have very limited options for eyebrow styling, this one surely deserves a place in your vanity kit.

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Its Micro-mechanical pencil delivers precise application for evenly defined brows and Smear-proof formula wears all day.

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Maybelline Fashion Brow – Powder

 

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Maybelline Fashion Brow – Pencil

 

Packaging:Very interesting I must say, there is a thin mechanical pencil at one end and a sponge with the same colour mineral pigments at the other. The pencil helps in filling up gaps and provide a definition to the brows, whereas the pigmented sponge on the other end smoothens out the harsh lines.

Price: Rs. 245/-

Availability: Online, Lifestyle, NewU stores

Stay time: It easily stays on me for the whole day till I don’t wash my face. Its even smudge poof.

Rating: 5/5

How to use?

1. Use the pencil to fill in any gaps and to shape the base line of the brow.

2. Run the pigmented sponge brush over for a more intense and natural look.

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Maybelline Fashion Brow – Swatches

 

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