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Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD

Hello Ladies,

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD
Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD

If you ask me what is that two products that I can’t leave my house without? That would be my jet black kohl/kajal and my lipbalm. I can really survive on these two products, they are my essentials. But to find a good, smudge-proof, water-proof, jet-black kajal is such a task. Somedays I find a jet black kajal then it is not water-proof, if it is waterproof it doesn’t long last. So basically I am always on a hunt for good kohl. Enough of my ranting business! Today, I present to you Sugar Stroke of Genious Heavy Duty Kohl-01 Back to Black. Phewwww! Quite a long name..I know! This is a new launch from Sugar Cosmetics and I was very keen on trying it out. I loved the crayon lipsticks and the vivid matte lipsticks. Sugar has been really a treat for me so far. Let’s see how the kohl looks on me.

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD
Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD

About Sugar Stroke of Genious Heavy Duty Kohl-01 Back to Black

Eye makeup can be tricky but a stroke of genius can put you at ease. Add to that intense black colour and soft creamy texture and you know you’ve been hooked for life. We’re on about SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl – a waterproof Kohl pencil that can add pretty to your eyes in a single swipe. Its wax-based formula spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. Not just that, it comes with a free sharpener to ensure your eye makeup is always on point.

Bonus: Every Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl comes with its specially designed high quality sharpener that is carefully crafted to help you make the most of your purchase. For more details about the Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl Sharpener, click here.

How to apply: Gently rim your lower and upper lash lines with this creamy Kohl. Open your eyes wide for precise application.

Benefits: This high-performance waterproof Kohl provides maximum colour in a single stroke and lasts for up to 8 hours. Its creamy texture makes application super easy and helps to create varied eye makeup looks in a matter of minutes.

Additional details: The SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl is currently available in the shade ’01 Back to Black’. It is free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.

List of Ingredients: Iron Oxides, Black 2, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Octadecene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD
Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD

Price – Rs. 499 also comes with a sharpener. You can buy it from the website or Nykaa.

Packaging – Sugar has kept the kohl packaging very simple with just the brand embedded in white on the black kajal. It comes with a sharpener with a cleaner. I receive a very cute multicolour pinkish pouch with the kajal. I adore the pouch, so handy and fancy. Sugar always wins my heart with the “oh-so-lovely packaging”

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD
Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD

My Experience with Sugar Stroke of Genious Heavy Duty Kohl-01 Back to Black

The kohl is extremely creamy and soft and it gives a velvety matte finish. I was scared that it would melt in the heat, luckily it didn’t! It is jet black (just like I want), waterproof and long lasting. They say that it is smudge-proof. I applied it on my waterline and it stayed for say around 4-5hrs after which it smudged a bit. If you have very oily lids then it may smudge. I have applied it on my lashline and waterline and it never sting my eyes. Sensitive eyes can gladly pick this up. Since it is highly pigmented you can always smudge it a bit to create that smokey look. It is free from paraben and mineral oil. It comes with a sharpener which has this small cleaner to remove the wastage. Oh yes! If you are someone who likes retractable kohl’s then you may not like this. I personally like pencils that can be sharpened keeping in mind the hygiene issues. I am very bad with retractable pencil, always end up breaking the lead. I really love how intense it looks on me and how bright my eyes look. This is why I just love jet black kohl/kajal.  I have a mixed feeling with the kohl due to the price factor. It is on the expensive side. I wish they have kept it a bit affordable. Below is a picture of me trying out a look with the kohl.

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD
Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD
Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD
Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back to Black Review & FOTD

Pros

  • Jet black kohl
  • Creamy on application that settles in velvet matte finish
  • Great formula
  • Long lasting
  • Water proof
  • Free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.
  • Comes with a sharpener
  • Can be used both on the lashline and waterline
  • Doesn’t sting the eyes
  • Sensitive eyes can definitely use this

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Not completely smudge-proof
  • Some may prefer retractable kohl’s

Ratings – 4.2/5

Recommendation – I would like to buy it again for the formula and the velvet matte finish. I love how jet black and smooth it is on application. Creating wing eyeliner is like a breeze with this kohl. You can create many looks. However, I would prefer buying this on discount. If you like jet black, velvet matte formula…trysugar 😉

P. S – PR Sample sent for consideration but my review remain honest and unbiased.

LOTD: The Pink & Black Blazer Buzz

Hello gorgeousness,

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I know it’s a Sunday morning and you might be in your sack trying hard not to get up and get that extra sleep. The thought of work is almost 0% in your mind and your plans would be to just chill at home or to probably catch up with few friends in the evening for a party. So I thought I’ll come up with this post a little later in the evening…A Sunday evening. And make you Monday ready 😛 Winters are perfect time to flaunt your blazers, I had these lying in my wardrobe for quite some time. I cannot dare, wear these in summers or even during monsoon in Mumbai. Mumbai’s climate is most of the time either hot or rainy. There is no winter winter kind of a winter. It’s just pleasant and we love it that way. A blazer is a must in every woman’s wardrobe. It’s as essential as wearing a camisole, it saves you on those days where you have a meeting to attend, a semi-formal party or even casual party. Simply pair it with a jeans or dress. And you are PARTY READY!

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I wore this candy pink blazer with a black slim fit trouser and white sheer spaghetti top from ShopNineteen. My outfit doesn’t get complete if I don’t wear a statement neckpiece. I am a sucker for statement necklaces and am a hoarder. Here, I am not wearing any earring so I make sure I accessorize it with a pretty necklace. I have worn club master shades from FOREVER 21. These are pretty cool and trendy.

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To complete the look, I am carrying a MICHAEL KORS sling bag which I converted into a clutch. It is also hot pink and black in color. It looks chic and since it’s a gift, it is very near to my heart.

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Blazers can be worn by anyone and everyone. It looks stylish, chic and elegant. It covers your flabs so you don’t have to worry if you look too healthy. Make sure you pair it with your favourite pair of heels like I chose to wear METRO Nude pumps in this outfit.

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Black never goes out of fashion. Its ok if you don’t have pink, yellow or any other color. But girl, you need to have a Black blazer. It gives you that corporate look. Classy and Edgy like they say. I wore a very simple yet pretty piece of neckwear here which goes on almost everything. If you are out for a meeting or have to give a presentation. This look is perfect.

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And Eleganza Official  is Signing Off or Now.. Stay tuned for my next Post 😉

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LOTD Break up

Blazers – The HappyStyle (Instagram Shop)

White Sheer top – Shopnineteen

Black trouser – Ritu Bandra

Beige (Nude) Pumps – Metro

Statement Neckpiece – Re-trend Accessories/ Mystic Wardrobe

Photo Credits – Hardik Kara <3

Rimmel London Sexy Curves Full Figure Extra Volume Mascara Review

Hello beauties,

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Rimmel London Sexy Curves Full Figure Extra Volume Mascara

Yes I am back to blogging and it feels really great to write again from where I started. You are right..I started from product reviews and here I am writing on a mascara which was on my mind from quite some time. I love wearing wearing make up and I always keep on trying new products. I feel with the booming beauty industry we have lot of products to explore, some brand always leading , some competing and some getting better than the Best! Well, that’s Life! Need is the mother of Invention as they say! So today I present to you one such product which can give tough competition to other mascaras in the market. I love RIMMEL products, I really love this brand from the Stay matte powder to their lipstick and gloss. I tried it all and it never failed me. I have finished almost 8-9 pans of the STAY MATTE powder and its my Holy GRAIL till date.  Coming back to RIMMEL LONDON SEXY CURVES FULL FIGURE EXTRA VOLUME MASCARA… Hushhh! That’s quite a long name to remember! Well… longer the name longer the benefits with this product!

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Rimmel London Sexy Curves Full Figure Extra Volume Mascara

Product Claims

Give your lashes a voluptuos volume and shapely curves with Rimmel Sexy Curves Full Figure Mascara. The high adhesion, quick dry formula and supersized triple plump brush gives you fabulously fuller lashes.

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Rimmel London Sexy Curves Full Figure Extra Volume Mascara

Price–  Rs. 520 for 8ml.

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Rimmel London Sexy Curves Full Figure Extra Volume Mascara
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Rimmel London Sexy Curves Full Figure Extra Volume Mascara

My Experience with Rimmel London Sexy Curves Full Figure Extra Volume Mascara

So here is the story I was really ready to spend on a good mascara. Because, I finished my previous one which was Rimmel Scandal eyes mascara and so I ran to the beauty store to look for a very good infact best one. I assumed Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara was one of the best mascara’s in the market. But when I tried it at the beauty centre it didn’t appeal me that much and then I dragged myself to Rimmel Counter again. There I tried this mascara and immediately loved the effects of it. I never knew that my second mascara will also come from Rimmel. But whatever works for you is BEST for you Right? 😉 This mascara is jet black and waterproof, doesn’t smudge, doesn’t clumps, and doesn’t irritate the eyes. It comes out easily with any make up remover. So you don’t have to wrestle with your lashes. The wand is little complicated but that’s ok as far as it does the job well. Like you would see in the picture it helped me in giving a better volume and curved my lashes perfectly. I don’t have long lashes. But I have decent volume and this mascara worked well with my features. All in all I would say it is a great mascara for both daily wear as well as for occasions. The only thing is I don’t get the desired long lashes like I want. But it never said it lengthens the lashes anyway. Also I hate going to the beauty store in Bandra especially to get Rimmel Products. I know you get Rimmel products on Nykaa.com. But they are mostly out of stock. The availability is a huge problem. They used to serve at PARCOS, INFINITY MALL, MALAD, MUMBAI. Unfortunately, Parcos has shut down and again no Rimmel. I wish someone could just go and tell them to come back. Well all in all if you love a good everyday or anyday mascara do try this ladies you won’t regret. It’s a good buy for sure.

PROS

  • Jet black mascara
  • Smudge free
  • Waterproof
  • Doesn’t irritate eyes
  • Comes out easily with any make up remover
  • Gives your lashes that curvy fuller look
  • Good for everyday anyday wear
  • Stylish glossy packaging

 CONS

  • Doesn’t lengthen as required (never claimed though)
  • Availability is a big issue

Rating- 4/5

My Recommendation – I really want you to try this mascara. It’s great for daily wear and party wear both so you get a two in one deal here. I am sure you won’t regret your purchase. Infact, you might just come and hug me for the advice who knows 😛

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