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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.

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipsticks Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello Gorgeous,

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick

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.

Product Description-

Meilin Non Transfer Lipstick – 4g * Meilin Blue Star Original waterproof Lipstick * After Application Leave 2 Minutes before Touching.

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick

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.

Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Swatches of Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick
Swatches of Meilin Waterproof No Transfer Lipstick

 

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.

Punch
Brown Sugar
Rouge
Fuscous

 

 

Pros-

  • Comfortable Matte formula
  • Smooth texture
  • Non drying
  • Highly pigmented
  • Long staying power
  • Waterproof
  • Affordable
  • Travel friendly
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Slighty scented
  • Suitable for all skintones

Cons-

  • Not completely transferproof
  • Availability

Ratings- 4.9/5

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!

 

Miss Claire Blooming Face/Loose Powder Review & Swatches

Hello Ladies,

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.

 

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.

 

 

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Hello Beauties,

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Its been such a long time that my hand is even shaking to pen down my thoughts. I had no motivation lately coz of the hectic work schedule, friend’s engagement party, monsoon trip. All of this kept me busy throughout the weeks. Oh also how can I forget that I shifted to a new place last Sunday. But today I want to speak about a perfect Sunday that I spent in Bungalow 9, Bandra on 17 July. I was invited for the Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Event and I was really curious to know about the new product. I thought it would be a boring day where there would be a speech, goodies will be given and then we can leave. Guess what? It was a super engaging and fun event. We were engaged into games and activities back to back. There was team effort and active participation from all the bloggers. All girls gel around very well due to the team building activities. There were goodies for every activity, which was also a great motivation. In the meanwhile, bloggers were called one by one for product testing. We had our whole day scheduled. Time just flew away and then we had to wrap up. We clicked a lot of pictures before leaving and it felt like it was a graduation picture where all of us got in the frame and clicked a Happy Picture. Everyone had a great time and left with a happy face.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

 

Product Description

New Fair & Lovely Powder Cream is an expert product that brings together fine brightening product and advanced multivitamin fairness cream for: Instant Bright Look, Powder Smooth Finish, All day oil control, 14 hrs fair look, Matte Non-oily feel.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Price – Rs. 115 for 40 gms and Rs. 55 for 18gms.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

My Experience with FAL Powder Cream– I wore the product for the entire event and looked fresh and bright whole day long. I thought maybe I should try and spend a whole hectic week of my usual work-life and then decide on how it fares. So my usual Monday to Friday is at work spending 9:30am to 6:30pm. I applied the FAL powder cream at 8am and it felt like a moisturising cream, I applied it in dots on my forehead, neck, chin and cheeks. My face looked bright and fresh and the cream settled in quickly giving me a smooth, matte, bright look. There was no oiliness or stickiness whatsoever. There is no coverage or foundation in this cream. So even though it mattifies well, there was no need for a powder touch-up. I like a bit of coverage in my creams. So I ended up using my compact on this cream and was done for the day. During my lunch, I checked in mirror if I need any touch-up but my face was still matte and fresh. So I continued with work and around 5pm my friend asked to catch up after work for a friend’s house party. I thought now atleast I have to touch-up. To my surprise, the face still looked fresh and I only re-applied my kajal and lipstick. I reached home around 11pm and while washing my face I realised damn my face doesn’t look like I work all day. I usually use bbcream on an average day and I know how dull my face looks at the end of the day. I was super impressed and happy with the product and wore it to work daily. On days when I apply make up, I love using this as a face primer and trust me it works like magic as a face brightener + primer. There is no sunscreen protection in the cream, I wish they would add some SPF to the product; it would have been All-in-one. Overall, I Enjoyed the FAIR & LOVELY Powder cream. It is super affordable, it makes your face look bright and matte for the whole day, on my combination skin there was no traces of oiliness found. I wouldn’t say this cream would make you fair and white, no cream can do that. But it definitely makes you Bright. This would be a perfect product for a college goer to a working woman. After all who wants a heavy foundation feel every day?

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Pros

  • It indeed gives a 12-14 hrs bright look.
  • Face looks bright, fresh and matte.
  • No oiliness.
  • Suitable for all skintypes.
  • No powder touch up required.
  • This would work excellent as a face brightener + primer.
  • Can be used under make-up.
  • Also makes a nice moisturiser.
  • The cream is light-weight and disappears in the skin.
  • Skin feels smooth and soft.
  • No break-outs.
  • Good quantity.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Perfect for everyday wear.
  • Very affordable.
  • Available in smaller packs
  • A unique formula/product.
  • Suitable for all seasons.

Cons

  • Does contain Parabens
  • No coverage.
  • No SPF.
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Rating – 4.5/5

Recommendation – I am so glad that it is not like those typical product which claims to make you fair. It gives you a fair, bright and matte look for 14hrs. It would be perfect for college girls as well as working women. As the product is very pocket friendly, this is very well-suited for its audience. The product easily would last a month even if used daily. I will highly recommend this product if you are bored of the regular bb/cc creams. This product will be a value addition as it’s actually a unique product.

 

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