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.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Oh! Orange! and Pink Shock

Eventually, everything returned to where it came from...~

I conceded my passion for makeup, in these two years. I learnt afresh, from holding a brush to mastering the techniques.

There is so much needed to be done for now. Gradually, it will happen.
To outline these lines, I would not have been more happier than not doing this.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop, has the focus of attention. This is not a review.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Oh! Orange! and Pink Shock

I wanted to have these ever since, these were launched in the U.S. So when I spotted these at the counters, I got them sans the second thoughts.
Here are manifold of images.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Oh! Orange! and Pink Shock in India

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Oh! Orange! and Pink Shock swatches and review
Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Oh! Orange! and Pink Shock ingredient list

Here are the Lip swatches:

Where to buy Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Oh! Orange! and Pink Shock in India

My Verdict: These balms are extremely hydrating and glides on smoothly. If to consider the tint, Oh! Orange! lacks pigmentation while Pink Shock is indubitably pigmented.
My concern lies with the un-eveness of Pink Shock, which hydrates enough and easily transfers.

~ I apply, blot and reapply several times to get a decent amount of hydration and tint, it works for me in this manner.
These stays on for 3-4 hours without eating. Pink Shock would be a great companion for pigmented lips.
For now, I am loving these Electro Pop in terms of Tint, Hydration and Packaging.


Sunday, December 15, 2013 A Leading Cashback & Coupon website Review

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Lakme Lip Love Conditioner Review and Swatches

Lakme Lip Love Conditioner – Review

Lakme Lip Love Conditioner in Hottie, Flirt and Siren. Review, Swatches and on-my-lips pictures.
( That’s my analogy, I don’t know if it means anything else. )
Lakme Lip Love Conditioner Review and Swatches in Siren Flirt and Hottie

About Lakme Lip Love Conditioner:

I solely bought this for the sake of Packaging. Heart shape, Red mirror-shiny cap and round, slip-in-your pocket tub. I am oh-so-valentine-y always. I love to see them whenever I pull out my Vanity Drawers, they just attract my sight. I sometimes carry them around in my bag, for touch ups and no I don’t carry brush along. I use my pinky finger.
( What option do I have? If you are a genius, comment below with the idea )

Lakme Lip Love Review and Swatches in Siren Flirt and Hottie
Lakme Lip Love  Review and Swatches India

And also I love clicking them.
The Texture is gel like, glides on smoothly but the color does not looks even on lips. It tends to settle in lines . Chapstick ran over lips are must for these Conditioners. And if your Lips are chapped, you better stay away. It stays on for 2-3 hours if wore alone.
There is nothing I love about these Love Conditioners except for the packaging and colors.

Hottie is a Cool Toned Pink
Flirt is Coral Pinkish Color
Siren is a wonderful Coral.
*(In the pot)

The Oh-so-good about Lakme Lip Love Conditioner:
  1. Romance induced Packaging. All Lovey-Dovey.
  2. 4 Colors/Shades to choose from.
  3. It can be used as lip gloss over same color or alone.
  4. The Pigmentation is average.
  5. Light Vanilla Fragrance.

The Oh-so-unworthy about Lakme Lip Love Conditioner:
  1. Unhygienic Packaging of course!
  2. You need a Brush for application.
  3. It does settles in lines.
  4. Uneven texture on lips. It just sits there, no absorption or tint is left.
  5. Transfers easily.
  6. Bad staying power.
  7. Definitely not Light weight, Makes me conscious of having something on my lips.
  8. It won’t show up on heavily pigmented lips. Especially the color Hottie and Flirt.
Lakme Lip Love India Siren

Lakme Lip Love Flirt India

Lakme Lip Love Hottie

I ran out of thoughts here, happens every time, I look at them. And that never makes me regrets for wasting money on them. Well I just said it.

My Verdict:
If you are sucker for the packaging and would want one, to show off? Go for Flirt.
Its nice and pink and coral-ish and will suit fair to medium skin tones.

Rating: 1.5/5. Too Bad it seems.

*All Pictures are clicked in Natural Daylight.