*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by the brand but the review is absolutely genuine*
Skin Care is such an important ritual that you can give to yourself! Most of us are guilty of not following a proper skin care routine and the effects start to show up in the later stages of your life. I am a fan of Korean skin care routine and try to incorporate it as much as I can.
*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!
From my previous posts you guys would have already kown how much I am enjoying my gel manicures. For those who are wondering “Why Gel Nails?”… well, if you wish to have mega glossy, plumpy, luxurious looking nails which remain perfectly groomed for weeks to go, then gel manicure is the answer!
It was my first time with Kiko nail polishes. Prior this, I was a huge fan of maybelline nail polishes for the fact that they are affordable, super quality and quick dry. After moving to the US, I have had a hard time finding them… unfortunately, maybelline nail polishes aren’t available here. But to my delight I got my hands on the kiko nail polishes and here is the detailed review along with the swatches.
In one of my previous blog I had introduced you all to my KIKO nail polish and lipstick collection. These lipsticks are my favorite pick this season. They come in a variety of shades, you would easily be able to find your perfect picks. Here is a detailed review of the product.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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:
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!
Here is my take on the product:
It comes in a matte black hard plastic case with a strip of color.
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!
The color stays easily for 8 hours, I don’t have to give it a touch up every now and then.
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.
Maybelline is always so pocket friendly!!
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!
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.
Its Micro-mechanical pencil delivers precise application for evenly defined brows and Smear-proof formula wears all day.
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.
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.
It’s been a month since the new Maybelline eye-shadow palette called ‘The Nudes Palette’ is in town and its been available in the stores since a week now! I finally managed to get my hands on it!!
About 2 months back I accidentally stumbled upon it while I was surfing the net and since then, have been counting days for its launch in India.
After a very long I have come across a really attractive, handy packaging for eye-shadow palettes. It’s 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. It comes with a little sponge brush. Many of you might just toss it away… but, this can be helpful in smudging the shadow on 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.
I found all the shades from the nudes palette really smooth and appropriately pigmented. 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.
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.
13 Looks in one palette
The best thing about most of the Maybelline eyeshadow palettes is that it comes with a little lookup guide at the back. So even if you are a new bee in the world of makeup and don’t know which color combinations to go for or which shade to apply where, the guide at the back will come to your rescue!!
The shades can be worn as duos, trios or quads depending upon the occasion and the kind of intensity you want. I am so thrilled and excited to try all the 13 looks that can be created with this 1 single palette.
Since its new and hot selling, its availability is a little limited. Its out of stock most of the times. You can find it in Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, New U stores or even online at nykaa.com.
Rating4.75/5 Highly Recommended
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
The absence of a blending brush makes the pallet incomplete, for every application I have to reach out to my eyeshadow brush. Even while travelling I need to make sure I carry a separate eyeshadow brush, without which the application is not possible for me. Maybe they should have put a brush like the one un urban decay eyeshadow palette 2 & 3 which had a blending brush on one end and an application brush on the other.
Maybelline has also come up with ‘The Blushed Nudes Palette’, you can check out the full review HERE.