Thursday, September 29, 2011

Matte for each other - My skin & Oriflame Matte Control Foundation !

Oriflame Matte Control Foundation - Natural Ivory


Quantity- 30ml

What does the company Say: 
Lightweight, silky-smooth foundation that provides you with an impeccable matte finish that lasts. Contains micro silica shells, which continuously absorb excess oil providing you with a shine-free base. Water-based formula, perfect for combination/oily skin.
Available in three shades - Porcelain, Natural ivory, Natural beige

Looks itty bitty in real!

My body Shop Haul !!!

This is my Body shop Haul that I picked up during the last sale... 
I had not clicked the pic so never got around to posting it... lazy bum that I am
 So finally my belated post!
Some of this stuff I got for 50% off and the rest for varying discounts!

My loot !!
I just realized that the pic doesn't include the Tea tree toner, kabuki brush and Rainforest conditioner which was bought around the same time,but they got separated as I already started using these! (yeah I shopped 2-3 times during the whole sale! - Thanks to my body shop-crazy sis!)

Here's What is in there...
  • Guarana Berry Volumising conditioner (495/- 10% off)
  • Rainforest Balance shapoo for oily hair (695/- 10% off)
  • Wild Cherry Body butter (295/- 50% off)
  • Rainforest balance travel kit (shampoo+conditioners)(1095/- 50%off)
  • Shea  Body Butter (745/- 10 % off)
  • Travel brush Kit (1095/- 50% off)
  • Tea Tree Concealer (445/- 10% off)
Reviews coming soon!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Tale of 2 Lipsticks! Estee Lauder Long Lasting Lipsticks : Swatches!

Estee Lauder Long Lasting Lipstick Rouge - Rose Tea & Bois de Rose

I got these 2 lipsticks as part of  4 lipstick set from their holiday collection 2010. They are in a pretty gold metallic case due to this reason(different from their normal packing).
These two shades are however my favourite among them. I think Estee Lauder has some very good sophisticated shades which will suit a lot of Indian women.

I have already done a Review on Estee Lauder Long Lasting Lipsticks HERE. 
The following shades are among my favourites as they have no shimmer... good pigmentation and look lovely on my skin tone!
So without blabbering much I would like to show you these two absolutely gorgeous shades!

Swatches & Pics:  
LOVE the packaging!

Pinch o'pink Me with this Maybelline Blush!

Maybelline Expert Wear Blush - Pinch o'pink

Price- Rs.209/-

Quantity- 4.5g

Wat's in a name???Avon Ultra Colour Rich Mega Impact Lipstick: Review & Swatches

Avon Ultra Colour Rich Mega Impact Lipstick - Pink Pop

Price- Rs.375/-

Quantity- 3g

What does the company Say: 
High-definition drama! Reds go redder*, pinks go pinker**! Color goes brighter, bolder, more brilliant than ever before. Lips look fuller and come alive in vivid color and hi-def drama! Mega sexy or night.  CHROMAPIXEL TECHNOLOGY boosts color by reflecting light and enhancing shine to amplify each shade’s true hue.


Comes nicely packed!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

May be its a Haul !! Maybe its Maybelline! :)

On my recent trip to the mall...I was assigned the duty to bring my lil sis an everyday lipstick.... she lost her everyday lippie+mobile+handbag+everything in it in a theft from our car!

She is just out of college - in her first job... so she needs a sophisticated office colour... I gave her Maybelline P22 last time (From its watershine pure range! Review HERE)

As is the case with anyone who uses these once....That's Her favoruite lippie now - so I got it again for her...
and den something for myself too....

As usual if u let me loose near makeup - I behave like a rabbit near carrots!!!

Here's my part of the haul...
My Haul :)
Here's what it is:

  • Lasting drama gel eyeliner- 375/-
  • Watershine liquid diamonds lip gloss (pink ruby)- 190/-
  • Colorsensational Lipgloss (Plumtastic)- 250/-
  • Colorama nail paints- Sexy(fuchsia), Nude(pink), Gabriele(red)- 85/- each
  • Free lip balm - Dolly Rose ( I got 2 - gave 1 to sis)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Get Smashing lips with these Smashbox Lip Glosses! Swatches & Review

Smashbox Lip Glosses - Radiant & Divine

These were part of the 'Wish for the perfect pout' Collection in 2010. My sister got these as a gift last year and we divided the glosses amongst ourselves (We are 4 sisters!) Luckily the lip gloss set had something for each one of us - sheer 'Baby pout' for our lil sis, glam 'Candid' for my glamourous sis and these two for ME ! She brought many other things so I ended up with 2 of these!
Thanks to my sis I have these 2 beautiful glosses I might never have bought myself!

Price- $29 (for the whole set)

Quantity- 4.2ml

What does the company Say:
These are some of their best selling shades put together in a collection. They are award winning glosses by smashbox! Wish for the Perfect Pout!
'Wish for the Perfect Pout' collection - Divine & Radiant (last 2 shown)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Red HOT ! Deborah Milano Lipstick Rosetto Atomic Red Mat - Review & Swatches!

Deborah Lipstick Rosetto Atomic Red Mat - 01

Price- Rs.560

Quantity- Not mentioned!

What does the company Say:
Satiny mat lipstick. Ultra-comfortable glide-on formula for velvety smooth lips that stay perfect all day long. Hypoallergenic.*
Strudy matte black packaging

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A closer match to actual look

  • A comfortable,smooth lipstick which gives a matte effect - but without being dry
  • It actually glides on and does not make your lips feel dry
  • Rich pigmentation- 1 swipe will give u intense colour!
  • Beautiful soft red colour - will suit most fair to medium skin tones
  • It brightens up my face (somehow deborah lippies do that to me!)
  • It does not last the whole day as claimed! Eating etc will result in the colour fading from inner lips - since its a strong colour - hence more noticable
  • A bit on the expensive side! Rs.300 would be a more appropriate pricing!
The Last Word:
 I love matte lipsticks and Deborah Milano has given me some very good choices with their shades (I like sophisticated, bright but wearable colours) - Most other brands have shades too dark for my taste...

This lipstick is an awesome red colour - not too bold but gives a very good impact -best red lipstick I have worn! But its lasting power leaves more to be desired....

Deborah has some limited but good shades! This lipstick was one of my first purchases from this company and I have found my HG matte lipstick in their 24 ore Extreme Long Lasting lipstick range - which is similar in price but has rich colour+lasting power-  for review click HERE).
If you like matte lipsticks - do give this brand a try! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beige & Beautiful ! Estee LauderPure Colour Long lasting Lipstick - Biege : Review & Swatches !

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Long lasting Lipstick - Biege

I got this lipstick in a gift set from a relative. So this is in the gwp packaging. Normally  it's available in a golden packaging like shown below.

The Beige colour can be described as a muddy beige with some micro-shimmers. It would look good on fair skin tones.A pretty nude colour :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Discover the Romance with The Body Shop Morrocan Rose EDT

The Body Shop Morrocan Rose EDT
Price- Rs.895/-

Quantity- 50ml

What does the company Say: 
Fragrance personality: A fresh, sophisticated and feminine rose fragrance that captures the beauty and romance of Valentines
Family: floral
  • Top notes: Rose, floral, spice
  • Middle notes: Rose, mimosa, orange
  • Base notes: Rose, cedarwood, vanilla, musk
Pics :

Ahhh... Roses...

Mini Accessory Haul !

Some stuff I got  few days back... I am also a compulsive earrings collector!

Ye Haul !

Round Golden Earrings - 149/-
Variety Studs -199/-
Flower Pin - 150/- approx

All from Lifestyle Stores


Long-lasting wonders! Deborah Milano 24 ore Extreme Long lasting Lipstick - 07

Deborah Milano 24 ore Extreme Long lasting Lipstick - 07

Price- 595/-

Quantity- Not mentioned - looks like 3 or 3.5g

I have already done a Review for this lipstick in Shade-09 (which I adore!!!) HERE, this is another shade I bought very quickly.... Its a blue-based Pink which appears totally creamy matte (has some very, very superfine shimmer on a closer look- giving it a satin finish)


I love pinks!

Gimme that Glow !! Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder: Review & Swatches

Revlon Colorstaying Mineral Finishing Powder- Brighten

 Price- Rs. 1450/- approx

Quantity- 8.79g

What does the company Say: 

- 3-shade marbleized pigments swirled together to perfectly match all skin tones. Natural color highlights and    illuminates and soft pearls play with light:
  • Brighten: light pink, medium pink and lavender shades with pearl for a soft “pick me up”
  • Sunkiss: medium bronze, light peach, deep bronze shades with pearl for a soft luminous bronzed finish
 - Can be worn alone or applied after ColorStay® Mineral Foundation, ColorStay® Mineral Mousse Makeup or ColorStay® Makeup
- Contains a gentle, talc-free mineral complex that cares for your skin ColorStay® longwear for up to 16 hours of wear

Swatches & Pics: 

Shade- Sunkiss
Shade- Brighten

Monday, September 19, 2011

Time to Shine! Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss : Review & swatches!

Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss - Golden Pearl & Sparkling Ruby

Price- $15

Quantity- 4ml (Gwp)

What does the company Say:
Glides over lipstick for brilliant shine or smoothes on alone for glamorous, glossy lips.

Left - Golden pearl, Right -Sparkling Ruby

Left - Golden pearl, Right -Sparkling Ruby

Left - Golden pearl, Right -Sparkling Ruby

  • It is non-sticky, comfortable on lips
  • Good pigmentation
  • The shimmer is very fine and non-gritty
  • Nice sleek packaging 
  • Doe- foot applicator applies gloss smoothly

  • They staying power is low - easily transferred to other surfaces
  • Expensive for a tube of gloss!
The Last Word:
I wish they had these gwp sets in India also... this way you can try many products at once!
I would not be buying it separately for this price!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Everyday is Golden with Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Quad - Review & Swatches

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow- Copper Brown

Price- Rs.375/-

Quantity- 2.5g

What does the company Say: 
  • Glow you eyes with diamonds with the creamiest powder shadow ever launched by Maybelline NY!
  • The most glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps
  • Exclusive technology with gem-like sparkles that do not crush
Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow- Copper Brown

All the shades are having  fine satin finish

First shade is the highlighter - which is excellent!
All shades are in shades of gold & copper

  • The highlighter (lightest shade) is an excellent shade - which can also be used all over the eyelid -it brightens my eyes and makes me look awake! Also is very good for brow bone highlighting
  • Reasonably priced - you get 4 complementary shades
  • The pigmentation is good and not much fall-out is noticed
  •  Lovely everyday gold & copper shades

  • Blending them with the brush provided is tough

The Last Word:
It is a good quad for this price - it is available in many shades.. very wearable... Makes ME happy!!

How about a Quickie?? Colorbar Triple Act Compact : Review & Swatches

Colorbar Triple Act Compact- Walnut
Price- 425/-

Quantity- 9g

What does the company Say: 
This 3 in 1 concealer, foundation and compact is a one-step makeup. The Triple Act Compact Powder reduces spots and blemishes, gives a glowing complexion and a smooth and oil-free finish. Containing sunscreen, it protects the skin and gives it a fresh look. Triple Act Compact Powder is available seven shades – Neutral, Sand, Dusk, Marble, Fawn, Bisque and Walnut.

Triple Act Compact - Walnut

A sponge applicator in upper compartment

The foundation & mirror (not shown) below

  • A good on-the-go compact for the days when you are in a rush! 
  • A little product is used each time for the whole face - so this will last me a good amount of time!
  • Gives medium coverage- Covers minor imperfections but not freckles (only partially)
  • The sponge applicator provided is good enough for applying this 3-in1 compact - its even rounded at edges for delicate areas like eyes :)
  • Blends easily and this shade is a good match for my skintone (I wanted a shade which will not make me look whitish!)
  • Gives a good matte effect 
  • Lasts for about 3-4 hours
  •  They have increased the price to 425/- I tried this when it was 375/- which was reasonable BUT At the current price it will appear expensive to many!
  •  Does not give full coverage like it claims - U need a concealer for that even with this!
The Last Word:
It is my Quickie compact when I dont have the time for the whole concealer-foundation thing. It saves me a lot of time - sometimes I even skip the face powder! A good compact if you are not looking for heavy/absolute coverage. Hopefully you find ur good match!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Maybelline Fruity Jelly lip gloss - Review & Swatches

Maybelline Fruity Jelly lip gloss - Cherry Kiss

Price- Rs. 150/-
Available in 7 shades

What does the company Say: 

The Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lip Color - A tasty new sensation in shine. Lasting color meets lasting shine in a range of juicy flavors. Go Glassy!
  • Unmatched glossy shine that lasts through the day
  • Eight delicious shades and flavours
  • Non sticky nature
  • Superior spreadability
Cherry Kiss !

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Applied thickly- Most colours are sheer

  • Very affordable at 150/-
  • Squeeze tube is convenient & hygienic
  • Lasts about 2-3 hours 
  • If applied in a thin layer - its not sticky
  • Travel friendly
  • They are scented glosses - each one smells different so do smell before you buy - I liked the crazy for caramel colour more but I hated  its smell!
  • Sheer pigmentation (almost transparent)

The Last Word:

I could not resist buying at least 1 coz they are so affordable - it can be worn alone or on top of ur lipstick for some added shine! Good for college girls and others who like sheer glosses!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lip Loves: My Favourite Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks : Review & Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks- Mauve, Soft Rose, Fuchsia

This is a much delayed post for one lipstick I really love and adore which is Revlon Colorburst! I bought one in the colour Mauve when they launched, fell in love with it- and now I have three of them (with plenty on my mind for my next trip to the mall!)

By now all of you must be aware about the rave reviews this lipsrtick has got (not without reason!).
Revlon has now extended this line to include Lip glosses too - I bought one in papaya recently ( Review coming soon!)
This post is about my favourite colours from the colorburst lipsticks. I like creamy colours better than shimmery one and avoid frosted lipsticks like the plague! So here they are.....

Price- Rs.580/- (Raised form Rs. 550/- recently :( )

Quantity- 3.7g

What does the company Say: 
Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel
-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin
Moisturizers & antioxidants, including sweet almond oil, improve skin texture
- Beautiful packaging, with premium bullet lipstick case and embossed Revlon logo on bullet

Swatches & Pics: 

Beautiful packaging with coloured tops!

Classy quilted design

From Left to Right - Mauve, Soft Rose, Fuchsia

Guess my Favourite!

From Left to Right - Mauve, Soft Rose, Fuchsia

From Left to Right - Mauve, Soft Rose, Fuchsia

What the colours look like on lips!

  • It is beautiful to look at - elegant design and packaging !
  • It is very moisturizing and comfortable to wear
  • Long-Lasting - about 4-5 hours ... will leave a beautiful tint even after it fades (evenly!)
  • Does not dry the lips or emphasize lip lines
  • The coloured top of the cap helps in locating the right colour (esp if u have a huge bunch of them!)

  • Expensive - The tag of 580/- does limit how many shades u will buy!
  • The pigmentation will not give you a 'burst' of colour in 1 swipe flat :( which means you have to swipe it 2-3 times at least to get the true colour on lips.(which also means you will run out of this lipstick faster!)
  • Some new colours are not launched in India!
The Last Word:
If you are a lipstick-lover - You MUST HAVE one of these in ur kit ! They will soon become a staple in ur purse...:)
As for me i am already looking for excuses to buy another one... :P

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Eye Love: Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner: Review & Swatches

Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner - 45 Blue Remix

Price- rs 335/-

Quantity- 1.2g

What does the company Say: 

A waterproof eyeliner in vibrant colours.

The Contour Clubbing Waterproof eye pencil is the perfect finishing touch to a smoky look. Its waterproof formula is crease-resistant and makes for a perfect adherence of the colour. Its ultra-soft gliding texture enriched with jojoba and cotton oils intensely outlines the lash line.

Remove with a waterproof make-up remover

Ophthalmologically tested


45- Blue Remix

A breathtaking  Teal - Peacock blue colour

See how soft it is - broke a lil bit of tip too!

  • Soft, smooth and non-tugging to apply
  • Awesome pigmentation - 1 swipe gives the intense colour u see
  • Stays on without smudging until you remove it - upto 7-8 hours on upper lash line
  • Amazing and unique colour
  • Many colour options available
  • Easily removed with a makeup remover
  • Ophthalmologically tested

  • A little bit expensive ( or else I would have bought all the shades!) :P

The Last Word: 

Its such a beautiful teal shade - the one I was searching for -really unique! Its such beautiful jewel-toned blue with some green in it , truly its a peacock-blue! It really transforms your eyes into jewels :P! If you like coloured eyeliners - You will love it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oriflame Giordani Gold Ruby Lipstick – Antique Rose : Review & Swatches

Oriflame Giordani gold Ruby Lipstick – Antique Rose
Price- Rs.498/- (Rs.345/- this month introductory offer)

Quantity- 4g

What does the company Say:
Infused with real ruby powder for perfect radiance in a range of classic colours. “Captivatingly radiant, sophisticated colours”

Swatches & Pics: 

Antique Rose

4-5 swipes !!

Even on partially pigmented lips - it does not show up!

  • Available in 15 colours ranging from  nude to plums & mauves
  • Good looking packaging
  • People who have perfect pink/unpigmented lips and like very sheer lipsticks(read-hard to show-up) might find some shades interesting


  • Very sheer coverage – even 4-5 swipes don’t show up the colour as in tube!
  • Does not feel very moisturizing
  • I fail to see the “ruby’s radiance” – not shiny!
  • Very Expensive for a lipstick which has nothing special performance-wise
  • Swatches not accurate
  • Available through Oriflame consultants only!
  • Feels very average on the lips – I can’t comment on staying power because I can hardly see the colour when freshly applied

The Last Word: A total miss for me - I did not find any redeeming qualities whatsoever except the packaging!
Won't buy it again!


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