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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

 

I know you were thinking that I am dead or something by now. But, hey you can call it a reincarnation because I literally forgot how to write a decent article. Its been ages that I have written something in this space. I guess I was suffering from writer’s block. I have spent hours staring at the screen blindly just don’t know what to pen down. But I am super glad that I am back. So now as you can clearly see I have lot of things to talk about, I simply want to cut it short and jump to the review. Today, I am going to talk about Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color. I am using this brand since my childhood be it an eyeliner, lipstick or kajal I tried it all. And now I am finally reviewing their liquid lipstick which is in par with any other high end brand in the market.

Product Description-

Give your lips a gorgeous makeover with the Gala of London Long Stay Liquid lip colours. These unique liquid matte lip shades have a unique texture that moisturizes & nourishes the lips imparting a soft sheen.These are available in a variety of shades that suit all skin tones.It comes in an attractive container with an attached wand for precise application.

Features:

  • Unique texture of a gloss with the long-lasting pigment of a lipstick
  • Highly pigmented and long-lasting
  • Enriched with the goodness of Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E

Price- Rs. 225 for 1.6 gms

SWACTHES OF GALA OF LONDON LIP COLOUR

Packaging-  The packaging looks quite cheap but you can’t expect too much for the price. The tube is opaque and you can easily see through the color from the tube. The product smells like vanilla and its one of the pleasing fragrance that I get to smell in most liquid lipcolors from other brand too. The wand is quite average and with a little work you can apply the liquid lipstick.

Shades-

Fall in Pink-  This is a perfect rosy nude for every medium to fair skin tone beauty. One of the most beautiful nude shade made for Indian Skintones. It can be that ideal nude for the day to night look.

GALA OF LONDON FALL IN PINK LIQUID LIPCOLOR

 

Mochalicious- This is a gorgeous peachy tone nude which will suit every skintone. This is my absolute favourite for everyday wear.

GALA OF LONDON MOCHALICIOUS LIP COLOR

Fire & Ice- This tangerine shade is for the bold hearts. Someone who absolute adore bright shades. This is an amazing shade for summers and monsoon. Suitable to all skintones.

GALA OF LONDON FIRE & ICE LIP COLOR

My Experience with Gala of London Long Stay Lip Color-

These liquid lip colors look like a mini version of various full size liquid lipsticks in the market. It has some of the most pleasing shades that is suitable for most Indian skintones. I am so glad that Indian beauty market has step up their game with liquid lipcolors. The formula is very smooth and medium consistency. You need to exfoliate your lips before applying any liquid lipstick as it looks very patchy and uneven. I always exfoliate and apply it and then it gives me a smooth matte finish. This liquid lipcolor can be drying but that is the case with almost every liquid lipstick. Talking about the longevity, it last for around 6-7 hrs and it tends to fade a little from the center if you eat anything oily. There is a shade for every skintone. From the price point its really affordable but somehow I feel they could increase the quantity of the product. Overall, I would highly recommend this liquid lipcolor for anyone looking out for a good quality matte liquid lipstick.

Pros-

  • Pretty shades.
  • Available online & offline.
  • Affordable.
  • Nicely pigmented.
  • Last 6-7 hrs.
  • Matte, smooth finish.
  • Pleasant fragrance.

Cons-

  • Need more quantity for the price.
  • Need to exfoliate before application.
  • Can improvise on the packaging.

Ratings-  4.5/5

Recommendation-  I would highly recommend you to try this liquid lipcolors. As there are some really pretty shades that compliment Indian skintones. Also its really affordable which earns another brownie point.

Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream, Lip Balm and Honey Sheet Mask Review.

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Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream, Lip Balm and Honey Sheet Mask Review

Here is a new skincare brand on my blog. I know I have been doing a lot of makeup reviews. So I shifted my focus towards skincare lately. With the changing weather, my skin has become very dry and I am buying less makeup and more skincare. I was glad to receive these skincare goodies from Inatur Herbals. What I really love about Inatur was that the brand carefully examined my skin type and sent me products accordingly. Inatur Herbals are ayurvedic and aromatherapy products which is again a big plus for me. The brand promises their product to be 100% safe and natural to use.  So let’s know my side of the story.

1. Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream-

Anti-Ageing Therapy is an innovative therapy from the house of Inatur that works day and night to combat all signs of ageing and make your skin look younger. It contains 2 creams- one being the anti-ageing night cream that is especially developed for mature, tired and aged skin. Regular application of this products helps to improve skin tone by reducing discoloration and brown spots. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and brings firmness, hydration and nourishment to the skin.

Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream Review

Price- Rs. 410 for 50gms

My Experience with Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream-

I have never used an anti ageing product earlier and this is my first anti ageing night cream. My skin is turning very dry in winters otherwise I don’t really have mature skin or any fine lines. Inspite of it my skin looks very firm, radiant and healthy after the use of this night cream. The formula is mattifying and absorbs easily. Unlike many of the night creams in the market which turns oily. I am very happy that the product is non comedogenic and didn’t break me out. It really suits my skin and helped in reducing dark spots. The fragrance of all Inatur products seems to be dipped in ‘Attar’ and smell oh so divine. I can buy the product only for the fragrance. There was no fairness whatsoever but it never claimed to make it fair. It helped in removing my tan and made it even toned. I can’t comment on the fine lines bit as I have none of that. Maybe someone with a mature skin can share their experience. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this product as a night cream. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to try an effective anti-ageing product. This one definitely deserves thumbs up.

Rating- 4.7/5

2. Inatur Herbals Honey Sheet Masks-

Sheet masks are face-shaped sheet fabrics soaked in active packed solution called serum.

Sheet mask is made of plant derived natural fiber and is to be used once only. It is individually packaged, making them fast, convenient, and easy to use.

Sheet mask is a medium where by the actives can get absorbed into the skin without clogging pores. These actives then penetrate through the epidermis of skin whereby bringing desired benefits . Honey Oat sheet mask reduces dryness, rashes, skin peeling and flakiness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and gives instant relief from sunburn.

It is enriched with Honey extracts, Oat powder and Glycerin that restores the skin’s barrier system and can be used by sensitive skin also. 100% Natural, Chemical-Free, Non-Comedogenic

Inatur Herbals Honey Sheet Mask

Price- Rs.100 for 38gms

My Experience with the Honey Sheet Masks-

The honey sheet mask does exactly what it claims to be. It smells amazing and quickly after 20mins of removing the mask I experienced clean, glowing and beautiful skin. This sheet masks is great for normal to dry skin. My face was feeling too dry and stretchy during winters and this came to my rescue. There was so much of serum left in the pack even after putting that sheet masks. I had to literally pour it on my face. I am really satisfied with this sheet masks and will try another variant soon from the brand. This masks is meant for one time use. You can also carry it while travelling for a quick self pampering.

Rating- 4.8/5 

3. Inatur Herbals Argan Lip balm-

Get naturally soft and plump lips with deep moisturizing properties of Argan oil, Candelilla wax, Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Almond oil, Rose oil, Geranium oil and Patchouly oil contained in the INATUR Argan lip balm.

Free from parabens and silicones, it is 100% safe to use.

Inatur Herbals Argan Lipbalm

Price- Rs.220 for 10gms

My Experience with the Argan Lip balm-

I apply this lipbalm every night and wake up with happy, soft lips. It keeps my lips well hydrated and nourished. They are moisturised for a longer period of time. So there is no need of reapplication in every few hours. My lips look healthy and plump after the regular use. I completely enjoy the fragrance of this lipbalm. It comes with a spatula so that its easy to remove the product out of the tub. Usually, I prefer lipbalms in the twist form so applying lipbalm through a spatula sounds like a tedious job to do. Although I love this lip balm, I think it’s a bit pricier. Overall, if you love argan oil products, do give this lipbalm a try. These are completely natural and free from parabens and silicones.

Rating- 4.5/5

PS- Product sent by brand for consideration, reviews remain honest.

 

 

 

 

Miss Claire Blooming Face/Loose Powder Review & Swatches

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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.

Pros-

  • Smooth texture.
  • Classy packaging.
  • Lasts upto 5hrs.
  • Great for highlighting, baking & as a setting powder.
  • Sheer to buildable coverage.
  • Gives Flawless finish.
  • Brightens and gives a subtle glow
  • Travel friendly
  • Good quantity
  • Very Affordable

Cons-

  • Availability

Ratings- 4.8/5

Recommendation-

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.

 

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Review, Swatches & FOTD

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Devotion, Gorgeous and Obsession

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…

Product Details- 

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.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Devotion

 

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Gorgeous
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Obsession

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.

Ingredients-

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.

Swatches of Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Gorgeous, Obsession & Devotion

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.

Pros-

  • Bold beautiful shades
  • Soft & Velvety Formula
  • Highly Pigmented
  • Comfortable Matte
  • Suitable to all skintones
  • Long lasting stay
  • Doesn’t look flaky
  • Doesn’t transfer
  • Wide range of shades to pick
  • Available on Nykaa & many Insta Sellers
  • Reasonable priced

Cons-

  • Disappears from the center of lips on eating.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Devotion FOTD

 

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Gorgeous FOTD
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Obsession FOTD

Ratings- 4.9/5

Recommendation- 

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.

 

All Nykaa Paintstix Review and Swatches

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All Nykaa Paintstix Review, Swatches & FOTD

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.

Product Description-

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
  • Long-wearing
  • Consists Vitamin E and nutrient-infused butter
  • Glides on effortlessly
  • Bold range of shades
All Nykaa Paintstix Review, Swatches & FOTD

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!

All Nykaa Paintstix Review, Swatches & FOTD

Price- Rs. 425 Buy it here.

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.

Nykaa Paintstix 01 Nude Spice

02 Cool Girl Nude- This cool toned nude is a darker version of nude that will suit deeper skintones as well.

Nykaa Paintstix 02 Cool Girl Nude

03 No Chill Orange- A proper bright orange lipstick but wearable. This is a great one for summers.

Nykaa Paintstix 03 No Chill Orange

04 Peaches n Cream- This peachy lipstick with a hint of pink is my absolute favourite for daily wear.

Nykaa Paintstix 04 Peaches N Cream

05 Tender Rose- A rosy pink shade for all the pink lovers.

Nykaa Paintstix 05 Tender Rose

06 Chick Flick Pink- A brownish pink shade. One of a kind.

Nykaa Paintstix 06 Chick Flick Pink

07 Rock n Roll Pink- A fuchsia pink shade for you.

Nykaa Paintstix 07 Rock n Roll Pink

08 Purple Monster- A grape color, dark purple shade that will suit most of us.

Nykaa Paintstix 08 Purple Monster

09 Bombshell Berry- Perfect shade for the berry lipcolor lovers. Slightly like MAC Diva on me.

Nykaa Paintstix 09 Bombshell Berry

10 Rebellious Red- A bright red lipstick with a hint of brown.

Nykaa Paintstix 10 Rebellious Red

11 Hearts n Kisses- A pinkish red lipstick. A kind of shade we all love.

Nykaa Paintstix 11 Hearts n Kisses

12 Grunge Brown- A vampy dark brown shade.

Nykaa Paintstix 12 Grunge Brown

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.

Pros-

  • Opaque coverage in two swipes
  • Texture is smooth
  • Formula is semi-matte
  • Full coverage
  • Highly pigmented
  • Longetivity is 4-5hrs
  • Lovely smell
  • Wide range of colors – nudes, brights and bold shades
  • Complement Indian skintones
  • Affordable
  • Cruelty Free
  • Easily Available on Nykaa online & stores

Cons-

  • Packaging is not sturdy
  • No shade names on the lipstick

 Ratings- 4.5/5

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.

Give Me Glow Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello Beauties,

 

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.

​INGREDIENTS;
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.

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty Free
  • High Pigmentation
  • No Animal Testing
  • Hand Crafted
  • Opaque Matte Coverage
  • Kiss Proof
  • 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, Sweater Weather ,Terra, Glampire, Kissed Love Note, Country Red

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.

Pros-

  • Unique shades
  • Handcrafted liquid lipstick
  • Great dupes for high end brands
  • Vegan & Cruelty free
  • Long staying
  • Superb Pigmentation
  • Extremely comfortable matte
  • Doesn’t dry out lips
  • Lovely Fragrance
  • Doesn’t transfer
  • Nice packaging

Cons-

  • Shades looks very different from swatches
  • Comes of from the center with oily food
  • Can be a little pricey for some

Ratings- 4.8/5

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.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

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…..

Product Details-

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!

SHADE- Darks, Purples

Not tested on Animals.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

Price- $6.00 for 3.2g/0.11 oz (Purchased using shipoutfromusa.com)

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.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

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.

 

 

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Pros-

  • Gorgeous dark purple lipstick
  • Unique shade
  • Great staying power
  • Highly pigmented
  • Not tested on Animals
  • Unique shade collection in this range
  • Ultra matte
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Availability
  • Can be drying & patchy after application
  • Tend to disappear from the center of lips after sometime

Rating- 4.7/5

Recommendation- 

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.

 

 

Mary Lou-manizer AKA “The Luminizer” Ou “Le Luminizer” Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello Ladies,

If there are two things that I buy unlimited in my makeup collection that would be liquid lipsticks and highlighters. I am big highlighter junkie, I have some of the best high end highlighter collection and affordable ones too. But there is this one highlighter that has taken away my heart and that is the very famous Mary Lou-manizer. I purchased Becca Champagne pop and Mary Lou-manizer almost at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I love Becca Champagne pop too but I have noticed I reach out to Mary Lou-manizer often infact daily. That’s because it just blends so well in my skintone and the glow looks like I am born with it.

Product Details- 

Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.

Price- $24.00 for 8.5G/0.3OZ

Pros-
  •  Gives subtle, dewy and glowing face
  • Talc Free, Paraben Free & Cruelty Free product
  • Suits all skintones
  • Didn’t irritate skin
  • No breakouts
  • Can be used in multipurpose ways
  • Travel Friendly
  • Comes with a cute mirror
  • Lovely packaging
  • No chunky shimmer
  • Doesn’t look OTT

Cons-

  • Availability in India
  • Once fallen down, breaks easily

Ratings- 4.9/5

Recommendation-

I highly highly, highly recommend this highlighter to every highlighter lover or someone who is looking out for a very good highlighter. Its value for money and gives the best natural glow. Once I finish I am sure to buy another one.

 

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello beauties,

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

Cheers to the long weekend for giving me an opportunity to post a review on my blog finally. Hahaha.. thats what I have become… a weekender blogger! Yesterday I finally got the opportunity to wear the famous KYLIE POSIE K Lip set which I bought in December. I recieved tons of compliments that intrigued me to post a review on the lip kit. I ordered KYLIE POSIE K Lip kit that includes Posie K Liquid lipstick and a lip pencil along with KRISTEN liquid lipstick. On my purchase I recieved a free POSIE K Lipgloss (there was some offer going on that time). You all must have already seen and heard about POSIE K as the bestseller but I am sure you would be keen to know how it looks on Indian/brown skintone. So here I am at your rescue…Lets Begin!

Product Description-

Posie K | Lip Kit

The #KylieCosmetics LipKit is your secret weapon to create the perfect ‘Kylie Lip.’ Each Lip Kit comes with a Matte Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner. Posie K is a cool mid-tone berry.

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!

The Liquid Matte Lipstick has high intensity pigment for an instant bold matte lip. The extremely long wearing lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel that does not dry your lips out.

Contains: 1 Matte Liquid Lipstick (0.11 fl oz./oz. liq / 3.25 ml) and 1 Pencil Lip Liner (net wt./ poids net  .03 oz/ 1.0g)
 Price- $29.00
Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

I bought the lipkits directly from Kylie’s website using shipoutfromusa services. I paid Rs. 648 for SOFU’s shipping charges and Rs. 147 as custom fees which I think is fair enough as far as I am not paying something in thousands which I used to pay earlier to mumbai customs. And I got like 2 liquid matte lipstick, 1 lip gloss and 1 lip pencil for that price which is quite a bargain. If at all I would buy that many stuff from Instagram sellers I would have been ripped off. Well, moving on the packaging is as you can see is classy and everything came intact no damages whatsoever. The lipkit box include 1 matte liquid lipstick and 1 lip pencil, the posie k gloss came separately and so did Kristen. There was a cute lil note from Kylie which got misplaced considering that I started using the kit lately that I bought in December.. Lazy..No Busy Me! And the amount of lipsticks I have now.. Ghosh..U have no idea!

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

The shade as you can see is a proper pinkish nude which will suit medium to fairskintones. I wouldn’t suggest this shade to anyone who is darker than me. As kylie says, you have to first fill up the lips with the lip pencil and then apply the matte liquid lipstick. My lips look so much fuller and plumper after application like a ‘bee stung lips’. I love the bee stung lips by the way. Posie K can be a very tricky shade, when I swatched it on my hand I was a lil’ dicey about how it will look on me. Thankfully, it looked amazing and its one of the best nude shade lipstick I have currently.

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

First of all I would like to mention that the matte liquid lipstick smells divine. I love the fragrance of the lipstick it smells like vanilla. However, when I smelled the lip gloss it smelled a bit like chemicals. So I am not sure why there is a difference! On application, the texture felt smooth and soft and it did feel a bit drying. Honestly, all liquid lipsticks will feel a little dry in this weather. Also because its very cold and your lip tends to get dry easily. This liquid lipstick indeed stayed for a very long time and only came off a bit when I had an oily food. It didn’t go off completely though and only when I used a makeup remover I got rid of the lipstick. The lip pencil is actually good enough to be worn alone. The only thing is that it needs sharpening and there was no sharpener provided by Kylie in the kit which I think she could have added one easily. Coming to the Posie K lip gloss, I feel its slightly darker than the liquid matte lipstick and looks great when you apply a top coat on your lips. Needless to say, Kylie lip kits are highly pigmented and luxurious as a liquid lipstick. Below on the L its the liquid lipstick + posie k lip pencil and R – posie k lip gloss.

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD
Pros- 
  • Highly pigmented
  • Looks luxurious & classy
  • Shade pinkish nude looks absolutely stunning
  • Gives ‘bee stung’ looking lips
  • Texture is smooth and soft
  • Fragrance is alluring
  • Stays for a very longer period
  • Packaging is of good quality

Cons-

  • Can be a bit drying
  • Availability in India
  • Can be pricey for some
  • No sharpener
Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Ratings- 4.8/5
Recommendation-  Honestly, I love Kylie lip kits and all that but I will not buy all the shades simply because it is easy to get a dupe in Colourpop. I don’t mind buying unless they come up with a unique shade or else its quite pricey. Kylie lip kit is nonetheless a luxurious product to have in your kitty. Posie K is one of the unique shades in Kylie’s collection. I have many brands but couldn’t find a closer dupe to Posie K.

 

Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

Hello Beauties,

Its a New Year and I am finally here with a new something which I believe you all would love to have. What? Its my all new Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul. Honestly, I was not planning to buy anything because I had made a lot of purchase in the Holiday Sale. I am planning to post about my haul soon. Do let me know if you would be interested to see my haul. So one fine evening I was just browsing through the holiday season sale on international sites. And I saw this beautiful Sleek Box of Tricks Makeup Kit on sale of just £25.00 originally priced for £45.00. I just knew in my heart that I have to get this, I can’t afford to let go or else it will keep haunting me. I planned to gift myself this awesome makeup haul for Christmas as I did’t recieve much gifts this year. But who cares I decided to be my own Santa. So I bought it immediately and got it shipped through shipoutfromusa.

Product description-

Embrace the magic of make up with your very own Sleek Box of Tricks! Everything you need to perform the tricks of the trade is here; from our iconic i-Divine eyeshadow palette to the perfect products for brows, lips, contouring and highlighting. It’s time to step into the spotlight! This indulgent gift set is the perfect Christmas treat for beauty addicts.

Whats Inside:

  • Vintage Romance I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette (12 X 1.1G),
  • Face Contour Kit In Medium (14G),
  • Lip Vip Lipstick In Guestlist (3.6G),
  • Twist Up Midnight (0.3G),
  • Eyebrow Stylist In Medium (0.22G),
  • Solstice Highlighting Palette (9G),
  • Matte Me In Shabby Chic (6Ml),
  • Full Fat Lash Mascara (10Ml)
  • Blush By 3 In Lace (20G).
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

Price– £25.00 on sale at Boots.com (Used shipoutfromusa to get it shipped to India)

I recieved the box within a week of my order and apart from Shipoutfromusa fees I didn’t had to pay any duty fees. Everything came in perfect shape and no broken stuff whatsoever. So lets begin one by one with the products in this box. There is a total of 9 products and the details are mentioned above. This is going to be a long post with lot of pictures. Are you excited?

Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

This eyeshadow is a mix of shimmer, metallic and matte eyeshadow. The brown shadow in the top row end is a great transition color. All the eyeshades are superbly pigmented and I didn’t experience any fallout with them yet. This eyeshadow is perfect for fall/winter makeup and also for smokey eyes. I enjoyed playing with this palette and I see myself using a lot of this.

Sleek Vintage Romance I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette

The medium face contour kit is not a hidden gem. Its been all over the blogosphere and has been a favourite choice contour kit to many. So I don’t have to say much about it. This contour kit includes contouring powder and a highlighter and this kit is perfect for daily wear.

Sleek Face Contour Kit In Medium

This lipstick is a semi matte finish red that provides full coverage and pigmentation. The formula is very smooth and buttery but transfers easily. This lipstick include properties of Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Coconut oil to moisturise and nourish lips.

Sleek Lip Vip Lipstick In Guestlist

This twist up eye pencil in midnight can be used both on the lashline and waterline. The pigmentation is quite intense and it didn’t smudge as yet.

Sleek Twist Up Midnight Eye Pencil

I love this particular eyebrow stylist in medium. It looks so natural on the brows and best to use on-the go. The angular shape gives a perfect outline to the brows and the spooley side clears any dust and groom the eyebrows neatly.  I am so glad I got this in the kit.

Sleek Eyebrow Stylist In Medium

This solace highlighting palette is life! I think this is the best palette in the kit. I can easily compare it to any high end highlighter to this palette and this will turn out to be a winner. I have benefit whatsup highlighter and this works better than the former. One shade on top row is creamy while the other three is in powder form. I also love the classy golden case packaging, it looks so classy and the mirror in it is bigh enough to do your makeup anywhere. Absolute love material.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

This Sleek Matte me liquid lipstick in “Shabby Chic” is a pretty petal rosy kinda shade. It will suit fair to medium skintone very well. However, darker skintones should stay away from this shade. But you can work it out by mixing with another shade and you are good to go.

Sleek Matte Me In Shabby Chic

Sleek Full Fat lash mascara is an everyday mascara. I won’t say that it is the best mascara I have used because I have used better mascaras than this. However, it does a decent job for an everyday mascara. It helps in separating the lashes clearly without any clumps. It doesn’t lengthens the lash or add much volume but it opens up the eyes. Its the only miss in the kit.

Sleek Full Fat Lash Mascara

The blush by 3 lace is a bestseller trio from the Sleek. Again I do not need to talk about it in details as there has been detailed review about it online. These blush are insanely pigmented and gives a healthy glow and color to the cheek. Out of the three two shades are matte and the mid shade is slightly shimmery but not OTT.

Sleek Blush By 3 In Lace

I used the products from the kit and I loved how it turn out on me. I didn’t get to use the red lisptick as it wouldn’t match my eyemakeup. Rest everything is from the kit apart from my base makeup.

Hope you like the Sleek Box of Tricks Makeup Haul. I am in love with this kit, it is perfect for a gift as well as for personal use. This kit is a bargain at its a price, you get to use 9 products for around 2000 INR. These are all full size products and there is no mini product included in this kit. If you want me to review any particular product from this kit, please let me know and I will be glad to do a detailed review. Overall, I would say if you still wish to buy it keep an eye on the boots sale. As of now it is out of stock but you never know when it’s restocked.

Lots of Love,

Ric <3

P.S- This is not a press review. I have purchased the product and the post written is honest & unbiased.

 

 

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