We all love doing makeup but don’t you just hate it when your makeup starts melting during summers and look patchy during winters? This problem gave birth to Setting Spray in my vanity. Its only been few months that I purchased Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist and I have never used any other setting spray in past. I heard great things about MAC Fix + spray but didn’t get it because I wanted to see how fixing spray actually can fix your makeup. Honestly, I really didn’t want to buy something so expensive before trying an alternative. You know mind of a beauty blogger is just like a ‘baniya’ 😛 I read about this being a dupe of MAC Fix + spray, I don’t have one so I don’t want to comment on that. I don’t think I will ever know MAC Fix + spray unless its gifted to me because I am super happy with Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist. Read on to know why…
Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist a hydrating mist that sets and refreshes your favorite makeup to make it last longer
This product does two jobs
A toner that keeps your skin hydrated, refreshed and calm
And a hydrating mist that sets and refreshes your favorite makeup to make it last longer
Energized with ‘Witch Hazel Water’ this product has anti-bacterial properties
Price- Rs.850 for 100ml
My Experience with Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist-
To start with the packaging, it comes in a spray bottle which is quite transparent that helps you to understand how much of the product is left in the bottle. The product has a slight fragrance but nothing that will irritate a sensitive nose. I am combination skin which gets dry easily, infact my mouth area is very drying so much so that my skin peels at times. I usually apply my makeup without moisturiser; yes I am weird that way…. that’s because I use sunscreen that works like a moisturiser. After applying full makeup, I sprayed this mist on my face and I was happy to see that my makeup looked all put together, dewy and natural. Earlier, my face used to look flat matte and even though it didn’t look patchy. It did look like I am wearing a mask of makeup and that can be a turn off. There was a lovely glow on my face and my highlighter popped out like “champagne” (No, I didn’t use Becca’s champagne pop). At times, when I don’t want a heavy coverage, I simply apply the sunscreen and compact powder and then use the mist. It looks absolutely natural for everyday wear. I have also used it as a toner and primer works perfectly fine on those grounds too. You can also spray the hydrating mist on your makeup brush for flawless blending and smooth finish. The makeup stays for good 8-10 hrs on my face with the fixing spray. I need to use baby wipes to get rid of all the makeup on the face. This fixing spray will suit all skin types including the oily skin girls but make sure you don’t go overboard with the spray or you will end up looking like a disco ball. Sensitive skin women can use this hydrating mist as it doesn’t irritate or give any breakouts. People generally keep asking me about the glow on my face, it’s basically the Colorbar Stay the Day Finishing Mist working on me. Who needs a MAC when you have something that works just the same at half the price.
Boon for dry skin
Sets makeup like a boss
Spray it on your makeup brush for flawless blending.
Works like a toner/primer prior application
Increase the longevity of the makeup by 8-10hrs
Increase the intensity of your highlighter.
Gives a dewy finish that looks natural.
Includes Witch Hazel that has anti bacterial properties
Makeup doesn’t look cakey or patchy
Will suit all skintypes including oily and sensitive skin.
100% Cruelty Free
Affordable as compared to MAC’s fixing spray
One bottle last for a very long time.
Recommendation- Its a must-have product for anyone who likes natural dewy makeup. It is a multi purpose product and definitely increases the longevity of the makeup. This product is my HG and I don’t feel the need to buy MAC’s Fixing spray.
There are two things about me that you should know or may already know. I love liquid lipsticks & highlighters more than any other makeup. I am a hoarder when it comes to highlighters, go check out my Instagram and you will know what I am talking about. I have three Makeup Revolution highlighters but I want to bring out the best to you. Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss is my favourite peach highlighter. I really never planned to purchase it but Bidisha (from Mermaid Bidisha on Youtube) told me that she has it and it’s a must-have. How could I not believe my makeup buddy? She has always suggest me the right products. Well, the time I purchased this, it was only Hokmakeup who was selling this product. So I immediately bought this highlighter without second thoughts. Now you have it on Nykaa too.
Product Description- A highly-pigmented highlighting powder available in 3 shades. Use all over your face or body for the perfect glow and highlight. Simply tap your brush into the powder and apply – use a wet brush for a higher intensity.
Price- Rs. 748 from Hokmakeup.com, Also available at Nykaa.
Ingredients- Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
May Contain; (+/-) TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 15850, CI 77007
My Experience with Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Peach Kiss Highlighter-
Firstly, I want to adore the packaging of this highlighter. This highlighter is so huge and pretty. The rose gold packaging is absolutely chic and it comes with a huge mirror. The mirror is damn big and you can use it easily to do your whole face. I couldn’t detect any strong fragrance but a very mild one that vanishes. I have swatched the highlighter and boyyy it was insanely pigmented. The formula of this highlighter is extremely smooth and buttery. When I applied it to my cheeks, Omg.. I looked like a “glowworm”. It looked so gorgeous on application that I just couldn’t get my eyes of it. The best part was that it didn’t look chunky it was just like one of those natural glow. I prefer natural highlighters any given time. You can also try applying it wet to increase the intensity. I used a fixing spray and end up looking like a “bulb” with the highlight. No jokes, the highlight is simply blinding. Since the formula is blendable and natural looking, it’s perfect for both daily and occasionally. You can also use it all over your neck and body for party wear. It looked amazing on my skintones which is medium and it looks equally amazing on darker skintones. Hence, I am sure it is a versatile product. Also, the quantity of the product is way more for the value.
Pretty peach highlight
Doesn’t look chunky or shimmery
Looks like a natural glow.
Wet application increase the intensity
Fancy rose gold packaging
Can be used all over face & body
Will suit all skintones
Recommendation- If you are looking out for a peachy highlighter, this is your best bet. This highlighter is absolute value for money as I couldn’t find any con in the product. Also, it’s a nice change from the usual gold/champagne highlighter.
It was a nice long weekend and I hope you all had made the most of it. I saw wonderful makeup post inspired by Independence Day all over my Facebook and Instagram feed. Its great to see the enthusiasm from beauty bloggers during festive season. We get to see a whole lot of creativity happening but I really want to appreciate the hard work that goes behind every look. The artist makes it look so easy peasy but a whole lot of hard work, patience, perseverance and passion takes all of that you see. Well, No I am not doing an Independence Day look here, its over and done. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to everyone. Moving on, I want to review this beautiful Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle for yaa. I think by now you should know that I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. I tried the Colourpop ultra satin liquid lipstick and I was very happy with the formula. I had to try the Kylie Velvet Liquid lipstick to see the formulation and also because there was a SALE going on!!! 😛
The #KylieCosmetics Lip Kit is your secret weapon to create the perfect ‘Kylie Lip.’ Each Lip Kit comes with a Velvet Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner.
Lip Liner This ultra-long wearing Lip Liner has a creamy texture that glides across the lips for a very easy and comfortable application. The Lip Liner sharpens easily in most standard sized sharpeners – just make sure your sharpener is not dull!
Velvet Liquid Lipstick The Velvet Liquid Lipstick has high intensity pigment for a full coverage lip. This long wearing, ultra pigmented liquid lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients that glide on for a creamy matte look that does not dry down.
Packaging- No one can beat Kylie with the packaging. I think she is the pioneer who started with the lip kit concept and came out with such mind blowing packaging. The liquid lipstick look classy and the lip liner is pretty looking with silver engraving. You can see the shade color and name both on the box and on the lipstick and lipliner.
My Experience with Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle-
The first thing you notice about Kylie liquid lipsticks is the delicious fragrance. When I am finally over the fragrance, I felt the texture very soft and comfortable. After the liquid lipstick was dried, I felt the formula was semi wet but actually it looked dried and intact. To assure myself, I touched my lips to check and it was completely dry and matte. So thumbs up with the formula, I loved how the texture was smooth and didn’t move after drying. I applied the lipliner first followed by a stroke of application. It was highly pigmented and I didn’t feel the need to reapply. Also, it didn’t get into the finelines of the lips after drying. All liquid lipstick can look patchy if you don’t exfoliate your lips before applying them. Its a ritual for me to exfoliate so no patchiness experienced with Dazzle. Talking about the shade, it’s a peachy kinda shade on me. Kylie explained it to be warm terracotta. But it looks like a very light terracotta on me. I have read people saying its a close match to “Bumble” from Colourpop. I compared the shade but “Bumble” is much darker and has certain pink undertones to it. This on the other side leans towards peachy tones. Dazzle is a pretty shade that would suit medium to fair skintones beautifully. I am not sure about darker skintones, I feel it will wash them out. The wear time is easily 6-7hrs; it stays for a longer period of time without eating and drinking. The liquid lipstick is non-transferable and can be removed easily with a makeup remover. Kylie liquid lipsticks are of course pricey but if you grab them on sale they are bargain. I got a liquid lipstick free on this lip kit. Kylie usually comes up with offers on her website; make sure you keep an eye on her promos.
Soft Matte texture
Lip kit includes liquid lipstick and a lip liner.
Beautiful and Classy packaging
Long lasting stay
Doesn’t get into fine lines of lips
Will suit medium to fair skintones
May wash out darker skintones
No sharpener at that price
Availability in India
Recommendation- It’s not a must have basically its a luxury. I loved it for the formula and I like terracotta shades. You can buy this if you are into comfortable mattes that doesn’t dry out your lips and stays long.
Today’s post is about the all new Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation. I absolutely love using the 9 to 5 range from Lakme. Especially, the 9 to 5 lipsticks that have light weight matte finish. I was really excited to have hands on experience on the new launch which is a trio of a product. This powder foundation claims to work as a primer, foundation and compact powder to give a longlasting matte finish. What struck me even more is that it is available in 6 different shades – Rose Silk, Ivory Cream, Silky Golden, Natural Light, Honey Dew and Natural Almond. I am going to review 3 shades for you today.
Introducing the new Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation, which is the perfect multi tasker for your on the go life. A first of its kind product, the Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation is a primer, foundation and face powder all in one. The built in primer gives you the benefit of a long lasting foundation that conceals fine lines, blemishes and blends effortlessly into your skin. Its powder texture gives your skin a comfortable and smooth matte finish.
Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation has key features which will fulfil your desires for a the flawless look because it has a built in primer for long lasting coverage, lightweight powder format for buildable coverage, it blends in effortlessly, conceals fine lines and blemishes and gives your skin a long lasting matte finish. Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte powder foundation is available in 6 shades, suitable for all skin tones to best fit your complexion.
In order to get the flawless look, apply the product to your face and blend well using a sponge. It goes well, with Lakme 9 to 5 primer plus matte lipstick. About Lakme is India’s number one Color cosmetics brand offering a wide range of high end, world class color cosmetics and skincare products. Lakme has a vast product range specially crafted by experts for the Indian skin. The brand has also been redefining fashion in India for over 15 years with Lakme fashion week, India’s premier fashion event. Pro tip for long lasting coverage and expert finish, blend the product all over your face with an additional layer along your t zone.
Price- Rs.600 for 9gms.
Packaging- It comes in a gorgeous rose gold packaging which looks like a mirror. Although, it does come with a soft sponge and mirror inside. The compact looks sturdy enough to carry it while travelling. There are tiny holes in the base of this powder foundation so that the air passes through and the sponge remains bacteria free. You can use the sponge both wet and dry.
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation-
The moment I got it in my hands, I couldn’t stop gazing at the packaging. It comes in a beautiful mirror rose gold packaging. It has a slight fragrance which goes off easily. Firstly, I applied sunscreen on my face following up with the primer + matte foundation. The powder foundation felt silky smooth texture wise and blended easily on my skin. I skipped the liquid foundation and concealer to see how the product works without them. It has sheer to buildable coverage giving a comfortable matte finish. It didn’t feel chalky or highlighted my dry areas. I applied the shade Ivory Cream on my face as it was the closest shade to my skin. The shade Honey dew will suit dusky skintones while Silky Golden will be a good match to medium skintone with yellow undertones. There are more three shades in this range and I am glad that we have more options. The powder foundation can also be applied wet but I like it dry. It doesn’t help much in covering finelines and pores or even with blemishes. You will surely need a primer for that also if you are someone who likes good coverage then you would want to use a liquid foundation and then use this as a top coat. However, girls who prefer natural makeup or who likes light coverage for daily use this will be a great option for them. I applied the powder foundation at 9 am and it stayed upto 5hrs which is pretty good after which my t-zone gets a little shinier. But, I generally touch up so that’s not a problem. Later, I tried applying the liquid foundation and applied this powder foundation and it gave a flawless coverage.
Fancy Rose Gold Packaging
3 in 1 Product (Primer, Foundation & Compact)
Sheer to Buildable coverage
Stays upto 5 hrs
Available in 6 shades to cater all skintones
Silky smooth texture
Lightweight matte finish
Blends like a dream
Can be applied both wet & dry
Comes with a mirror & sponge
Good quantity for the price.
Minor holes in the bottom for the air to pass through.
Perfect for daily wear.
Doesn’t help much with fine lines and pores.
If you like heavy coverage you would need foundation.
Recommendation- Lakme 9 to 5 primer + matte powder foundation is great for natural coverage for everyday makeup. There are a variety of shades to choose from and you would like it for the long lasting matte finish.
Today’s post is about my recent favourite matte lipsticks from a brand called “Meilin”. Many of you may not be familiar with this brand. I know Meilin as a brand from say 7-8 years now. My first concealer was from Meilin and I still did not manage to finish it inspite of using it daily. Well, now that it’s already expired, I can’t even think of using it again and I have several other concealers to finish. Coming back to Meilin Waterproof No Transfer lipsticks, I heard nice things about this lipstick from few people. I decided that I’ll go to Beautiful store in Andheri and check out this brand. Since then it was always on my wishlist. One day I was near Beautiful store so I quickly bought 2 shades and left the store. Also, the SA told me that most of the shades were out of stock. So I knew I would have to come again to the store. Fast forward to the lipsticks, I am so happy that I picked it up so much so that I asked my sister to get me more two shades from this brand. In total, I have 4 Meilin No transfer lipsticks, the shades are 897 Punch, N818 Rouge, 812 Brown Sugar and N815 Fuscous.
Meilin Non Transfer Lipstick – 4g * Meilin Blue Star Original waterproof Lipstick * After Application Leave 2 Minutes before Touching.
Price- The price varies from Rs.210 to Rs. 350 depending on the place of purchase. I got mine for Rs.210 from Beautiful store, Lokhandwala. Also available on Amazon & Flipkart.
Packaging- It comes in a sleek tube packaging which is cute and sturdy. The navy blue and gold packaging looks pretty similar to Faces pro matte lip crayons. The shade name and number is labelled below the lipstick. The gold print on the lipstick cover tend to fade off after a while.
Punch 897- This is a neonish kinda pink which is not so neon on the lips. It looks extremely pretty on the lips on application. This shade will look great on fair to medium skintone.
Rouge N818- This is a mauvish browns shade which looks absolutely beautiful. My favourite amongst all. This can be a nude for darker skintones. Will suit all skintones
Brown Sugar 812- This is a mixture of brick red and brown. Its such gorgeous color that will make your complexion glow especially if you are medium yellow skin tone. Again, this shade will suit everyone.
Fuscous N815- This is a grungy greyish brown shade for goth lovers. One of the unique shades I have seen. This shade will look great on dusky skintones.
My Experience with Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick-
Meilin lipsticks have a very mild scent which goes after few minutes of application. The fragrance is quite pleasant but if you have a sensitive nose you may not like it, it’s not a problem for me though. As soon as you apply you need to wait for 2 minutes for it settles down to matte after that it won’t budge and looks extremely matte. It has a soft matte formula which is way better than any liquid lipstick in the market. Why I love it? Its because it doesn’t dry out your lips like liquid lipsticks. If you are in a/c it may get in the fine lines of your lips but won’t crack them. On applying, the texture is smooth and buttery. It is highly pigmented and one swipe is enough but you may want to give it two swipes for full coverage. This lipstick covers the pigmentation of your lips. The staying power is just too good with eating or drinking it stays upto 7-8hrs. However, if you have oily food the lipstick fades away with the center of your lips. I think this is a common problem with all lipsticks. I want to mention that this lipstick is not completely transfer proof but I can say it is truly waterproof. I can’t get rid of the lipstick until I use an oil base makeup remover. It’s a A+ product for me as its extremely affordable. I mean if you ask me pick a MAC or buy 7 Meilin Lipsticks? I would happily pick up Meilin lipsticks for the better formula, shade, longetivity and budget friendly. This has become my go to lipsticks these days. I literally breathe with this lipstick on. One of the major con with them is the Availability, they always go out of stock. Don’t keep a favourite, you will never will able to get them all together. Not all shades are available online or even in store due to stocks running out.
Comfortable Matte formula
Long staying power
Suitable for all skintones
Not completely transferproof
Recommendation- If you are able to get your hands on this brand. Its my humble request to buy atleast one of them as they are amazeballs. You can thank me later!
I absolutely love contouring and if you love the art of contouring, you couldn’t stop it once you start doing it.. Isn’t it? Recently, I learnt this new concept of baking and I see how yellow powders play a critical role in baking. For someone who doesn’t know what is Baking? Its basically a method to brighten your under eyes and helps you set your foundation making it look flawless. There are many yellow powders in the market and I know few famous ones are BEN NYE LOOSE POWDER, MAKE UP REVOLUTION LOOSE POWDER. There are also some translucent powders or no color powders like RCMA loose powder etc. Now as you can see all these brands are imported brands and of course a bit on the pricier side. I visited the Beautiful store in Mumbai last month and it was a very casual, tiny haul where I bought 2 Meilin lipsticks and a yellow loose powder named TL4 from Miss Claire. This loose powder caught my eye and instantly reminded me of Kryolan loose powders. Also it retailed only Rs.300 so I thought why not give this a try before getting the expensive ones.
Product Description- This is an ultra-fine translucent sublimely silky powder which helps conceal flaws, minimize pore size and lays a foundation for make-up application over cream and liquid make up. It helps to set it in place. It provides a sheer, micro and matte finish for that subtly dusky look. It is used for both professional and daily make up.
Price- Rs. 300 (You can buy it online on Amazon and Habbana)
Packaging- This loose powder comes in a round jar with a mirror like cover on the top. Its easy to do your makeup with the mirror cover packaging. The jar is sturdy yet classy. The packaging is such that you can easily carry it while travelling. It comes with a good quality white puff. There is just right amount of holes in the plastic jar which gives out the right amount of powder. The color of the powder is easily seen due to translucent packaging and the shade name and number is mentioned behind the jar.
My Experience with Miss Claire Blooming Face/Loose Powder-
The powder is yellow in color and it instantly add a fresh glow on your face. This loose powder is finely milled and has no fragrance whatsoever which might be a plus for many sensitive souls. The powder goes easy on the skin and doesn’t look patchy or uneven. If your face is well moisturised you can simply dab some of the powder on your face to get some coverage. I am quite surprised with the glow it gives to my yellow skintone. I love using it both while highlighting and as a plain loose powder. I wasn’t expecting much from this product really. But I think I will stock up this product once it gets over but a little goes a long way. So It will take a lot of time to finish it. The face powder lasts upto 4-5hrs without any touch ups. It gives sheer to buidable coverage. Coming to Baking, the main reason why I purchased it. This worked really well in setting my makeup and didn’t budge for quite a long time. I don’t think I need to buy an expensive one, now that I own this. If you are looking out for a budget friendly loose powder, I would highly suggest you to try Miss Claire Blooming Face Powder TL4.
Lasts upto 5hrs.
Great for highlighting, baking & as a setting powder.
Sheer to buildable coverage.
Gives Flawless finish.
Brightens and gives a subtle glow
This is an affordable yellow loose powder which will be perfect for baking and setting. I highly recommend you buy this loose powder. Availability is the only con about this product. If you get your hands on this, you might just find a replacement to your expensive banana loose powder. I am using this every single day and love the subtle glow that comes with it.
The internet is flooded with the liquid lipstick trend and I am all about liquid lipsticks. My make up drawer consists of all brands that sell “liquid lipsticks” to name a few NYX, Colourpop, Kylie Cosmetics, Give me Glow Cosmetics, Chambor, Lakme, Miss Claire, Nyx, Pac Cosmetics and the list goes on. I have tried and tested most liquid lipsticks and sadly Colourpop sells the most drying matte liquid lipstick. No doubt, Colourpop is affordable and covers a wide range of shades that is difficult to find in other brands. This is the reason why I have not stopped purchasing from Colourpop. But, honestly speaking, the drying matte formula gets on my nerves which force me to keep searching for that comfortable matte formula. I like Kylie’s liquid lipstick a lot but let’s get real; spending $29.00 every time is not ‘Me’. I have got quite a few from Kylie, but I can’t afford buying them all. I was always curious about Milani Cosmetics and thought of giving it a try as it hardly cost $9.00 and I got mine from target for some $6.99 odd bucks. I bought the shade “Devotion” and damn the moment I applied it, I kicked myself so hard because I just love the shade and formula. It pinched me that I bought only one…
It’s time to put your lipsticks on notice. The Amore Matte Lip Crème has arrived. This revolutionary, highly saturated liquid-to-matte formula dries to a soft, velvety finish for fuller-looking lips. Its double-sided, flexible plush applicator hugs the contours of lips, working to lock in bold, opaque color. Non-sticky, smooth and ready for all-night wear (up to 16 hours!) our Amore Matte Lip Crème is the ultimate transfer resistant kiss-me-matte.
How to Apply-
Using the Amore Matte Lip Crème’s double-sided plush applicator, glide the liquid matte across your lips smoothly, starting at the cupid’s bow in a criss-cross pattern, then along the outer corners of lips, and the bottom of lip. Next, fill in the rest of the lips as if you are connecting-the-dots.
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Flavor (Aroma), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate. +/- May Contain: , Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 6 Lake (CI 15859), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Price- $9.00 or Rs. 1050 on Nykaa.
My Experience with Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme-
Soon after I purchased “Devotion” I went ahead and splurged on two more shades – “Gorgeous and Obsession”. Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme has the best formula that not only glides easily but indeed gives a soft, velvety finish without drying out the lips. The shades are highly pigmented and one stroke is enough to give you fuller looking lips. When I applied Devotion, I thought this is going to be just another red shade. To my surprise, ‘Devotion’ is such a beauty for a red liquid lipstick. Its near to my perfect go to red lipstick. My second favourite shade is “Gorgeous” it’s a beautiful hot pink but yet so unique. “Obsession” is a purple-y shade and will look awesome on medium to dusky skin. All three shades will suit any skin color – fair to dusky. The staying power of this liquid lipstick is easily 6-7hrs and tends to disappear from the center of the lips after 5 hrs. This is a common problem with every liquid lipstick. With eating and drinking they tend to disappear from the center. However, you can always re-apply and it doesn’t look flaky like Colourpop liquid matte’s. The wand of this matte lip creme works perfectly with the liquid lipstick. You don’t need to be a pro to apply it, simpy follow the instructions as mentioned above on “How to apply”. Every matte lipstick demands well hydrated and smooth base before application so do exfoliate before applying it. One last thing I want to mention is that it doesn’t transfer on things, I have experienced this with other liquid mattes but not Milani.
Bold beautiful shades
Soft & Velvety Formula
Suitable to all skintones
Long lasting stay
Doesn’t look flaky
Wide range of shades to pick
Available on Nykaa & many Insta Sellers
Disappears from the center of lips on eating.
Overall, this is an A+ product for me. I hope they come out with more shades so that I can stock them. I will highly recommend “Devotion & Gorgeous”. I am definitely buying “Devotion” again, I don’t want to run out of that shade. These two shades are my absolute favourite and you can blindly gift this to a friend regardless of the complexion.
I have been caught up with loads of work lately but this long weekend came like a blessing. I am finally writing this post which was in my top list from quite a long time. So today, I want to talk about the Nykaa Paintstix, I recently attended the Nykaa Paintstix launch event in Mumbai. It was a great event with interesting activities, we were given a picture to draw and paint using the newly launched Nykaa Paintstix. Honestly, I love painting but the thought of wasting so many lipsticks broke my heart (You know the heart of a beauty blogger). So after the event, I received a bag full of goodies that includes all 12 shades of Nykaa Paintstix lipstick. I took my own sweet time to try and test the lipsticks.
Nykaa Paintstix Collection
Go big on color and big on glamour! Nykaa’s Paintstix boasts a remarkable formula that pushes the boundaries of color intensity with its rich and intense pigment. This supreme formula glides on your lips effortlessly, providing you with, undeniable saturated color in one stroke. It s time to go bold with Nykaa!
Extreme Color Intensity
Soft Matte Finish
One stroke application
Consists Vitamin E and nutrient-infused butter
Glides on effortlessly
Bold range of shades
Nykaa Paintstix Collection Includes :
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Nude Spice :Let the crowd follow your lead with Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Nude Spice. This warm nude shade is just enough to keep things spicy! Swipe it on and let the fun begin.
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Cool Girl Nude : Bring out the cool gal in you with Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Cool Girl Nude! This cool-toned nude is all you need to do the job. Not out-there, not flashy, this nude shade is just chill and classy!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – No Chill Orange : Don t keep calm, go ahead freak out with the Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in No Chill Orange. This bright, orange shade has the capability to pick you up on the gloomiest day! Go ahead, swipe it on and conquer the world, girl!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Peaches n Cream : Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Peaches n Cream is the sugar rush to your sweet tooth! This perky, peachy shade can never go wrong. Whether it is your usual Monday look and your chill Friyay look, this hue is sure to make you look all peachy and fabulous!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Tender Rose : Play the game and wait no more with the Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Tender Rose. It doesn’t get more girly and pretty than this lovely pinkish mauve shade. Look sweet like a candy in this gorgeous shade!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Chick Flick Pink : Put on your cutest jammies and call in your girlfriends for the best sleepover ever! Pink doesn’t get more fetch than our vibrant Chick Flick Pink! Go ahead, whisper all your dirty secrets sipping dirty martinis!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Rock n Roll Pink : Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to tap your feet to the 90’s beats with the Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Rock n Roll Pink. This purple-toned pink is nothing like you’ve seen! Swipe this fierce hue on and don t be afraid to show your sassy self!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Purple Monster : This bright purple hue is not for faint-hearted! Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Purple Monster is sure to bring the spotlight on you wherever you go! Dare to go purple, dare to be party monster with this audacious shade!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Bombshell Berry : Push and pull like magnets do, and let him stay amazed while you sway on the rhythm. This deep berry hue is all you need to keep things interesting. Put it on girl, Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Bombshell Berry is handmade for a hottie like you!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Rebellious Red : Don t let anyone bring you down, be a rebel that nobody can ignore with Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Rebellious Red. When you need a pick me up, this bright red hue is enough to make you feel invincible. Step out and take on the world, nothing is stopping you!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Hearts n Kisses : Let the love reign, and let your lips give the sweetest kisses with Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Hearts n Kisses. This red with pink undertones is the prettiest red that you ll ever wear. Go ahead, pucker and pout!
Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – Grunge Brown : Back up and wind it with the Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick in Grunge Brown. This deep brown shade is sure to give you that trendy, 90 s grunge look! C mon turn the stereo on and swing to the finest 90’s tracks with this delicious, irresistible shade.
Why Should You Make It Yours :
These cute, lipsticks are all you need to make your look little more fun, little more glamorous! This cruelty-free, and high-pigment formula gives you a soft, cushiony matte finish. The unique formulation ensures that your lips stay comfortable, colored up and matte-smooth all day long. Another bonus: These vivid, full-coverage hues are hand-selected and named by our In-house Nykaa Panel, just in time for the most-trendiest season. The best part, these fun hues won t break the bank! Go ahead, stock em all!
Packaging- These lipsticks look very pretty in packaging but are not that sturdy. They are very light-weight and tend to slip of the hands easily. Also, the shade names are not mention on the lipstick. The good thing is that the packaging matches the shades of the lipstick so you know what the colour looks like without opening the lipstick.
01 Nude Spice- A warm nude shade which will complement most skintones.
02 Cool Girl Nude- This cool toned nude is a darker version of nude that will suit deeper skintones as well.
03 No Chill Orange- A proper bright orange lipstick but wearable. This is a great one for summers.
04 Peaches n Cream- This peachy lipstick with a hint of pink is my absolute favourite for daily wear.
05 Tender Rose- A rosy pink shade for all the pink lovers.
06 Chick Flick Pink- A brownish pink shade. One of a kind.
07 Rock n Roll Pink- A fuchsia pink shade for you.
08 Purple Monster- A grape color, dark purple shade that will suit most of us.
09 Bombshell Berry- Perfect shade for the berry lipcolor lovers. Slightly like MAC Diva on me.
10 Rebellious Red- A bright red lipstick with a hint of brown.
11 Hearts n Kisses- A pinkish red lipstick. A kind of shade we all love.
12 Grunge Brown- A vampy dark brown shade.
My Experience with Nykaa Paintstix –
Nykaa Paintstix includes all the possible shades a girl would love to wear. You will find nudes, bright pinks and bolder shades in this range. The texture is semi-matte and smooth. You just need to swipe twice for intense pigmentation and opaque coverage. The longetivity is 4-5 hrs with eating and drinking, it tends to disappear post then. All the shades are damn pretty and none of it looks a replica of the other. They have introduced the grungy bold shades in this range which is very rare as compared to other Indian brands. Paintstix feel very light-weight on the lips and since it’s creamy you may want to outline your lips with a lipliner so that the lipstick does not budge. Women who do not like dry, patchy lips (that matte lipsticks leave) can opt for these semi-matte lipsticks. There are shades like No Chill Orange, Peaches & Cream, Rock n Roll Pink, Rebellious Red and Heart N Kisses which are apt for summers. My favourite is Peaches & Cream, Bombshell Berry, Nude Spice and Chick Flick Pink. I can wear these lipsticks without worrying about the season though as there are so many shades to pick. I highly recommend these lipsticks to you if you want to (a) experiment some of the coolest shade like Purple Monster, Grunge Brown, and Bombshell Berry. (b) The nudes in this range will complement Indian skin tones very well. (c) If you are looking out for affordable lipsticks that doesn’t break your bank.
Opaque coverage in two swipes
Texture is smooth
Formula is semi-matte
Longetivity is 4-5hrs
Wide range of colors – nudes, brights and bold shades
Complement Indian skintones
Easily Available on Nykaa online & stores
Packaging is not sturdy
No shade names on the lipstick
Recommendation- I will recommend Nykaa Paintstix for the wide colour selection, affordability and formula factor. These lipsticks are light on the lips which is an absolute necessity during summers.
P.S – Products sent by PR but my reviews remain honest and unbiased.
So you may or may not have heard about Give Me Glow Cosmetics. When I purchased these beauties last month, I got many of you asking me “Which brand is that? How is the texture and quality like? Is it drying like other liquid lipsticks? I thought instead of answering so many questions differently to different people, I might as well do a full-fledged review. My friend & I did a combine haul when Give Me Glow Cosmetics was running a 50% discount on their 1 year Anniversary. Yes, it’s just a year old and the brand is already running successful, so much so that during the 50% discount all of her shades were OUT OF STOCK. Don’t believe me? Check out the number of comments they get on their Instagram Page.
Isododecane, Silicone Resin (Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane), Carnauba Wax, Squalene light , Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Silica, Castro Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate. May Contain (+/-) , Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Red 27 Lake CI 45410, Yellow 10 Lake CI 47005, , Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Red 40 Lake CI 16035. Iron Oxides: 77499, 77491, 77492, 77288, 77492
THE SMALL PRINT:
Please keep in mind that all colors will vary on different skin tones, lip pigmentation, and lighting. We try our best to showcase the true color in the most natural lighting possible.
Our beautiful lip model @jolanijolie has a light olive completion.
Some lipsticks may leave a slight stain due to high pigmentation. An oil based remover will take the stain right off.
We have a new formula so some liquid lipstick shades from my previous shop may or may not be slightly different No worries, its not a dramatic change at all. We are using more
high color pigments than we did before to result in a more opaque full coverage look.
No Animal Testing
Opaque Matte Coverage
6.5g / .22 oz
Made In Texas
Price– $13.25 (got it for $6.63 on sale). I used shipoutfromusa to get it shipped to India.
My Experience with Give Me Glow Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks –
To start with GMG is run by a woman called ‘Brandy’ who creates this beautiful handcradted liquid lipsticks. She is an expert in creating dupes of high end brands like Kylie, ABH etc. When she started selling lipsticks she used to sell only on SHOPIFY. Soon she started her online store to meet the increasing demand. She is a one-wo(man) army and manages everything from manufacturing to customer service all by herself with the help of few friends and family. Now coming to the liquid lipsticks, the matte liquid lipsticks inspite of being matte is extremely comfortable on the lips. This is by far the best matte liquid lipstick I have tried; I can say so because I have KYLIE, COLOURPOP, MILANI and most of our Indian brands. I am a matte liquid lipstick FAN and easy to be melted with anything that says MATTE. The formula of this liquid lipstick is class apart and it hardly transfers unlike Colourpop. Also these liquid lipsticks are highly pigmented and don’t dry out your lips. The longevity is really amazing and stays upto 6-7 hrs easily and only goes off when you have oily food. The only Con I’d say that the liquid lipsticks are different from the swatches shown on the website. So I highly recommend that you see the swatches on Instagram first and then make a purchase or you may be disappointed. Otherwise, GMG Liquid lipsticks are amazeballs and I think all of us should have atleast one of this to know how the difference. Here are the swatches of the shades I got.
Fireside Flirting- This shade is gorgeous and its a brown shade with a hint of red. I absolutely adore this shade as it makes my complexion glow. This shade will look good on all skintones. One of those adorable shades meant for all.
Kissed Love Note- This shade is very similar to More better from Colourpop. I would honestly say this looks better on me than Colourpop More better. It has a perfect blend of pink and purple which makes this such a hot shade. Another favourite from GMG.
Terra- This shade like you can see is nothing near to Terracotta. Its from vivid matte lip range. Its a nude shade that actually washes me out and this is what I mean that swatches on the website is nothing like the real shade. So please check the swatches on Instagram. However, its a great shade to mix and match and make your custom shade. But can’t wear alone for sure. May suit fair skintones well.
Sweater Weather- This shade is quite hard to explain but I like the way it looks on me. Its a brown with purple hints, made for fall/winters. But you can wear it in any season. This shade will suit all skin tones again especially medium to dusky skintones.
Country Red- This shade is a dusky greyish-purple shade which is not easily found in many brands. Again, the shade name is deceptive and it is nothing like Red as you can see. This shade will look great on fair to medium skintones.
Glampire- When I first applied Glampire I thought its black but no its not. Its the most darkest shade in my vanity. This shade is darkest brown, I would say the perfect vampy shades. This shade will look best great on darker skin tones than fair skin. One of the most bold shade in my makeup drawer and I love it.
Handcrafted liquid lipstick
Great dupes for high end brands
Vegan & Cruelty free
Extremely comfortable matte
Doesn’t dry out lips
Shades looks very different from swatches
Comes of from the center with oily food
Can be a little pricey for some
Recommendation- GMG liquid lipsticks is for everyone who loves matte liquid lipsticks that does not give dry feeling or transfer. The mattes are comforting infact girls who have very dry lips can also try GMG. The texture is something I can swear by.
P.S – This is not a paid review, the products are purchased by me & my review remains honest and unbiased.
I took a test on Facebook which said ‘What Color of Lipstick will suit your Personality’? And the Answer was ‘Purple’. Since then I was meaning to try a purple lipstick, I couldn’t think of any other brand than Colourpop. After checking the shades I found my perfect Purple and that’s Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper. I know many of you would think is she crazy to wear such a shade but well, I am quite a badass when it comes to trying daring lip shades. Whenever I travel in local trains in Mumbai, some women give me dirty stares on wearing a dark liquid lipstick and some of them quietly admire. Well, people and their nasty thoughts/ comments doesn’t bother me anymore. I wear what I like and I do not let the world change my smile…Period! Coming to this liquid lipstick, read on to my experience…..
Zipper Ultra Matte Lip
Whether you’re zipping them up or zipping them down you’ll be super hot in this deepened purple
ULTRA MATTE – This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips leaving SUPER intense colour with a bold, ultra matte finish. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof!
Packaging- The packaging look like the standard Colourpop. The branding is done in multi-colours and the liquid lipstick comes in a transparent lip gloss form with an applicator. I have many Colourpop Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks so now I can say that after sometime the branding goes off and the tube looks old. The application wand is good and handy for precise application.
My Experience with Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper–
I have always been a daredevil when it comes to trying bold/dark lipsticks. Colourpop has some crazy collection of darker shades I picked up Zipper as my perfect purple lipstick. This shade is very bold at the look of it and if you are someone who likes your comfort zone then this may be not the shade for you. There will be thousands of eyeballs staring right on your lipsand if you don’t like that kind of attention then leave it. But if you are someone who wants to try bolder/darker shades I would say go for Zipper. Its a gorgeous dark purple which applies really well and looks opaque in one swipe. However, I felt it to be a bit drying on my lips which was a bit uncomfortable but I got used to it. I would suggest exfoliate your lips well or apply a lip primer before you apply this liquid lipstick. It stayed for a long time but started to disappear from the center of lips as and when I ate something oily. That happens with every other liquid lipstick in my opinion. The formula of Ultra matte lips is intense and highly pigmented. This shade when worn alone brightens up my complexion. My lips look much fuller and I have recieved many compliments on wearing Colourpop Ultra Matte’s. Overall, I would highly recommend this shade to people who love darker shades. As I have not seen this shade in other brand, Colourpop is the best brand to try bolders shades like purple.
Gorgeous dark purple lipstick
Great staying power
Not tested on Animals
Unique shade collection in this range
Can be drying & patchy after application
Tend to disappear from the center of lips after sometime
If you are someone who is bold enough to try a shade like a dark purple that Zipper is? I will strongly recommend this shade to you. It will definitely turn many heads around.