Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lotus Colorkick Curved Liquid Eyeliner: First Impression and a haul

Schwan! (learn about it later in the post)

Lotus Colorkick Curved Liquid Eyeliner: First Impression and a haul

I went to the nearest Lotus Herbals counter and was disappointed not to find the Colorkick Curved Eyeliner. But I really wanted to kowtow the 'Cruelty-Free' conclusion here. I wanted to start adding C-F products to my vanity.
And Lotus Lipsticks ascended the list, so I wanted to find an orange lip colour for summer and something coral-ish pink and I wanted to narrow one down from the newly launched shades. I got Lotus Whiteglow Gel Creme- 20g free for purchasing above 1000inr.

I was disappointed!
T and I visited the Beauty Centre which is few blocks away from the Uni, and I found it there and oh-the-discount!
T picked up the Colorkick eyeliner which she will be reviewing soon ;)

It is pretty hot and sunny, like in summer already. I was in need of a sunblock for Body and a mattifying something too. Vichy isn't mattifying at all and I need something C-F. I tested this on the back of my hand at the counter yesterday and I was taken by the mattified finish.

~Biotique Bio Vera 75+ SPF Suncreen (for 180 inr, 148 with discount)
The smell is strong, the lotion makes the skin soft but the fragrance is overwhelming. Though it fades after application. (completely disappeared by now, after 2 hours.)

~Lotus UV Screen Mattegel PA+++ SPF 50 (for 395inr, 297 with discount)
I wish it provided cooling effect on skin. It made my normal/combination skin stretchy!, I think I will have to layer this onto Vichy. Hopefully this will make a decent primer too.

Lotus Herbals Pure Colors and Eco Stay Lipstick Carnation, Tangerine and Coral Candy
Tangerine, Carnation & Coral Candy
I picked up the Coral Candy 434 from the Lotus Eco-Stay range; Carnation & Tangerine from Pure Colors range.

~Lotus Eco-stay Coral Candy
(for 545inr)
A Coral undertone Pink? OR Blue based pink color with a hint of coral? I cannot elucidate the colour.
But its bright and summer appropriate.

~Lotus Pure Colors  Tangerine & Carnation (for 275inr each)
I applied Carnation today to test the staying power. I applied it in the morning and it was too warm for my neutral complexion, more like orange brown with hint of pink.
I blotted it several times to make it suitable for day & the place I visited. I applied Neutrogena Lip moisturizer thrice from 10-3, and it stayed on for 4 hours and then slowly faded. I had a hint of the lipstick when I came back. I like that it does not leave the tint behind, not it does look patchy while fading. I'm impressed.
Lotus Herbals Pure Colors and Eco Stay Lipstick Carnation, Tangerine and Coral Candy swatches
Coral Candy, Tangerine & Pink Carnation

Lotus Colorkick Curved Liquid Eyeliner

~Lotus Colorkick Curved Liquid Eyeliner (for 725inr, 617inr with discount
I did not expect this, I would avert jumping onto conclusions. You will see, won't you?
I tested the Eyeliner on the inner palm. I'm wondering about its staying part, I cannot wait to wear it tomorrow, out in sun and humidity. What I really want to see is, if it transfers to crease in humid climate, which is what happens with me most of the times.

Lotus Colorkick Curved Liquid Eyeliner Review

It is definitely smudge free, once it dries. It take its own good time to dry, nor too slow nor too quick.
The tap test: It did not bleed under force of water, but it did smudge when I wiped it off.
This is priced for 725inr, I got this for 617inr, almost 100inr off from Beauty Centre, Crawford.

Lotus Colorkick Curved Liquid Eyeliner review swatch and water test

Lakme Eyeconic, Ikonic Eyeliner & Lotus Colorkick have one thing in common, the manufacturing company: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co.KG, a Germany based manufacturer.
I have liked Eyeconic, not on the water line. It stings my eyes in summer, probably the heat. But then I do not like my waterline lined.
I'm testing the Lotus Colorkick Curved Liquid Eyeliner tomorrow. I'm enthused. *.*

Friday, December 19, 2014

Speaking of Vanity...

MAC Cosmetics Updated Price in India 2015

I recently redecorated my vanity table, but the makeup extent is deficit!

Until, I have an unfurled stretch. Exclusive of Books.

MAC Lipstick See Sheer, MAC Prolong Wear Concealer NW40, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Price in India

I certainly look like a panda, on days I sleep less. I needed a miraculous Concealer, to hide those bags under my eyes. Brightening the eye area was the last thing on my mind.
I tried NW35 and 40, 35 looked a bit grey-ish under the yellow lights and 40 looked fine. The SA applied Match Master on the top with CC in yellow to set it.

Okay, That looked Flawless. Indoors.
Outdoors. It looked cake-y.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer Price in India


MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ~ 1900 INR
The Concealer is 4-5 shades darker than my skin tone and half a pea sized amount is needed to correct the under eye. A pump, and half of the product is wasted. I tried contouring, but instead  I distorted the foundation underneath, looking 3 shades darker.
I hope to detail it out, very soon. That's enough of deploring for now.

I am wholeheartedly, absolutely in Love with See Sheer. I wanted a soft shade, I could wear everyday. The finish is Lustre.

MAC See Sheer Lipstick, Price in India

MAC See Sheer ( Lustre Finish) ~ 1450 INR
A Grapefruit Pink, as cited by MAC Cosmetics.
It modestly brightens my face and it covers my pigmented lips as well, in a single swipe.
Apply --> Blot --> Re-apply. To keep it intact for more than 6-8 hours.

MAC See Sheer ( Lustre Finish), MAC Lipstick Updated Price in India

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural ~ 2400 INR

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Price in India

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, in Golden Medium matches me like second skin. I have used it to set my foundation, till date. And used once over sunblock, and it looked as if I am not wearing any makeup.
I need to test it under extremes, to conclude my liking for it. I have liked it wearing alone so far, best.
Alrighty! the wondrous side is Oil Control. Just a shiny nose tip, rest all unaffected by the weather/humidity. (I wore Match Master underneath, for reference.)

Also, I got samples of Match Master & Face & Body Foundation.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Recent Haul from Sephora US, Coastal Scents & Amazon US and Samples & GWPs

Coastal Scents, HAUL, Marc Jacobs, Naked2, Olay ProX, Ralph Lauren, Sephora, Urban Decay, Yves Saint Laurent,Beauty Blender  In India

 I shopped from the States during Thanksgiving, around last week of November and shipped it to my sister's place.
She landed on 11th and I had this in my hands on 14th. I waited too long. sigh!
I initially decided on no-makeup and had ordered the perfumes, to round off $50 to avail free shipping.
I-gave-in and placed two quick orders of  YSL Rouge Volupte and Josie Maran Argan Oil and other Urban Decay Naked2.
I always, always wanted to have this Palette, I am not a fan Naked3.

YSL was on my list for so long.

YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in 12 Corail Incandescent in India

I got the sample bags, these are around 32 samples, rest were tried by my sister. I guess that was some perfume, serum and eye cream samples.
The one time trials don't excite me, but some of these are pretty decent.
During Coastal Scentssale, I got around 16 brushes and 5Lbs Shea butter to whip my own body butters this winter.
I regret not ordering the Real Techniques Brushes, but I had had no time to research and order, since I used Indian Credit card which restricted me to use Walmarts/Walgreens or Target.

Perfumes: Raplh Lauren Romance, Marc Jacobs Daisy and Daisy So Fresh Mini

Raplh Lauren Romance, Marc Jacobs Daisy and Daisy So Fresh Mini in India

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine 12 Coral Incandescent

Palettes: Urban Decay Naked 2 and Coastal Scents Revealed 2

Urban Decay Naked 2 and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion India, Sephora

Coastal Scents Revealed Eyeshadow Palette India

The list of samples is a chaos, I added Pampered Party Prep and Lipstick Sample Bag.
And the rest 3 samples, I got almost the same ones, One time usage: I fizzle to make my mind.

Okay, Long story short. I made up my mind to spend $199 for Clarisonic, alone. But then I had to invest in a cheaper alternative.
Olay ProX was the best bet, I could narrow down. Beauty Blender and Olay ProX was bought from Amazon. ( I'm never purchasing anything from Amazon again since I paid way much for shipping and handling)

Sephora USA Pampered Party Prep and Lipstick Sample Bags Content India. Sephora Gift Sample bags

The only thing, I have used is Olay ProX, and my skin is feeling lot smoother and clearer. That makes a way for Clarisonic.
I am busy till 29th, I'm listing down the samples with their mini reviews soon after.

I'll be posting my recent MAC haul too. I'm mastering the art of forgetting.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Birthday Haul and Makeup

April is one of those favorite months in my book, where I could just think of nothing and go with the flow.
I have nothing else much to do, since I am always stuck with exams in April.
And fortunately or unfortunately, I had an exam on my Birthday as well. sigh.
So the celebration winded up at midnight, and I went back to burn the oil, studying. And I just experimented with my Morning Makeup attending my Cheeks most!
And That was the only special thing about my day. :P

For Face:
Maybelline Dream Liquid Foundation in Medium Beige.
Maybelline Clear Glow Powder

For Cheeks:
Sleek Flamingo

For Eyes: 
A Gold eyeshadow from MUA Heaven and Earth
Maybelline Drama Gel eyeliner
MUA Eyeshadow Primer

Lakme Lip love conditioner in Hottie on Lips.

The colors may look less vibrant with the picture clicked in bright light.

I returned home and slept at stretch for next 10 hours, like a baby.

But then I celebrated it a few days ago by splurging and shopping whole day out with my BFF & Sister.
Here what I gifted myself ;)

The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Mist, Shower Gel and Body Lotion India

Lotus Herbals Sunblock SPF 90, The Body Shop Tea Tree Blotting Paper and Cleansing Wipes, Nivea Fruity Shine Cherry, The Body Shop Love Etc India

The Sexiest EDT I ever smelt ;)

TheBody Shop Love ETC Eau De Toilette

Okay The Body Shop Tea Tree Wet Tissues were impulse buy! Sheer waste of money. That is one regret! phew.

Friday, April 26, 2013

My Kryolan and Sleek Haul.

Where to buy Kryolan Makeup in India, Mumbai

In the quest of my Cherry Culture Package, I made run(s) to Custom office, which turned in vain.
And then I wanted to go to Kryolan City on Waterfield road, out of impulse. I bought my First Kryolan Blush. And I wanted the Ikonic Gel Pencils as well.

My long lost Sleek package returns home  and then I spot and lay my hands on TRESseme Keratese Shampoo at Supermarket and my HG Facepack with Free Scrub, I grabbed two tubes already. What can I even plead for?
My mom just renamed me, Greedy. No kidding. She did.

Let the Pictures do all the talking.

Kryolan Ikonic Gel Eyeliner Pencils In India

I bought an extra black for my sister, out of respect. But I know she'll snatch all the pretty ones :-/
She is one cruel girl!

There were some 3 more colors which I didn't even wanted to swatch. But but there was this Prettiest Blue color, I ever saw and Out of stock!
Other colors except the ones I bought are Aqua Blue, Gold and Silver.
I will swatch these and post tomorrow. :)

Kryolan Blush in TC1, Coral Orange Blush for Indian Skintone, Coral Blush for Olive skintones
Kryolan Blush in TC1

Sleek Face Form Contouring Kit India, Sleek Makeup Lipstick  Heartbreaker India

So I think, I had a semi wonderful day :D

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I'm a turned impulse buyer

I never was until... I had to shop for stationery and I got lured with these all!
I wanted notebooks and post its, Pens and some crayons...for candles.
Now you don't want to see my stationery, do you?

And now, When I look at the retail therapy I'd this afternoon...

I honestly wanted to buy just Nivea Total cleanup but all the other were stray :P So I had to pick them up ;)

Reviews don't make me happy!
Trying does
-An impulse buyer, Idee. :P

I think I need a new vanity or atleast storage and ideas, lots of them. I'm out of space.


Oh My MUA...

A word spreads like a fire!

I wanted to try MUA since I came across few reviews that the 'Undressed' and 'Heaven and Earth' Palettes are Naked 1 & 2 dupes.
I'm dreaming of UD Naked...

I saved my savings and asked my friend to buy me from his paypal in December but then this happened!
MUA hit 35k likes and they screamed out the 35% off with free shipping!
You'd dare to think, I resist.

And I 'udaofied' all my money in CUSTOMS :-(
And to add more disappointment, The Artiste palette came in broken and a Mascara all dried up! :o
But I'm still happy that none of my products went missing. I shelled out 590 INR as custom duty!
Say out loud 'Custom' and I shudder :-(
But... But.. I'm still getting stuff with their 50K likes offer. ;-)

Here what all I got when I was way too greedy!

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette
MUA The Artiste Palette
MUA BB creams 2 in Medium and one in Light.
MUA Face Primer
MUA Eye Primer
MUA Powder Blushes in shade 1,2 & 4
MUA Cream blush in Bittersweet
MUA Single eyeshadow- Black
MUA Pro-Eyebrow kit
MUA Gel eye liner in On-the-go (missing from the picture)
MUA Mascara: One washable and other washproof.
MUA Eye definer in Auburn
MUA Compact in shade 2
I think I misplaced one product, I can't find with all mess at my place.
I haven't tried any of it yet, I just packed all of it and kept in my vanity safely!

When all the renovation mess is cleaned, I will safely pull out all at once and color my face like a clown. Hah!

Did you get anything?


Friday, November 23, 2012

Sleek,Hands down: A Sleek Haul

Just then I was confused with so many things on my mind. I knew what I wanted and It was hands down Sleek for me.
I'm glad my package was not mishandled and reached me safely.

I got two Eyeshadow palettes and one blush,but I think I have to shop again pretty surely.
Sleek I-divine Acid Palette and Au Naturel, with Sleek Flamingo Blush.

Sleek I-divine Au Naturel


Sleek Blush in Flamingo

I am simply awestruck with Au-Naturel. And now there is something I'm going to use everyday.
I cannot imagine more happiness than finding someday(before its too late) that I've just hit the pan!
I'm surely repurchasing this one again.
And for Flamingo Blush, see for yourself ;-)

Now I canot wait to get some more from Sleek.

Well My bill was $30.44 including the shipping and I had to pay 330 INR as customs.
Not much of a pinch to my pocket.

Total Spent: Around 2000 Bucks!
Remember there wasn't a single crack or slight damage. That makes me more happy!