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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

Hello Beautiful,

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

Hello ladies,

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

Few weeks back I gave a treat to myself by buying Colourpop Ultra matte lip liquid lipsticks. These were in my wishlist from quite a long time and finally I gave in and bought three shades Avenue, Scrooge, Bad habit. I am so glad I purchased them and wish to get few more in my bucket. However, this time I am really hoping any of my friends bring it to me from abroad. Because sellers in India charge double the price for this product. I got it at a very reasonable price though from an Instagram seller named Nowandwowchennai. Everything came faster and intact and the product was absolutely original. From the time I have got these ones, all my other lipsticks feel abandoned. Read on to know why… Product Description – Step 1: Make sure your lips are bare and dry! Step 2: Apply matching lip pencil for a precise and perfected application. Step 3: Apply Ultra Matte Lip with the applicator or your favorite lip brush. **For smoothest finish always exfoliate your lips first! This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof! We suggest storing these babies upright and shaking before application!

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

Price – on website $6.00 USD (I got it for Rs. 625 from Nowandwowchennai + shipping) Packaging – The packaging is cute and classy. The branding is done in multi-colours and the liquid lipstick comes in a transparent lip gloss form with an applicator. Be very careful while removing the product and try to remove only as much as you need. Remember less is more!

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

My Experience with Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue – I always thought NYX makes the best set of lip crèmes but Colourpop has totally changed my opinion. I am absolutely in love with these liquid lipsticks. I wish I can own all the shades from this range. The liquid lipstick is wet on application and settles down into an ultra matte shade. The shade is a deep brown red which looks classic. One of the shades that I’ve been always looking for in Indian brands but never found one. All the shades in this range are so unique and worth a try. The application could be tricky so make sure you are careful with lining your lips. If you are good at it you won’t even need a lip liner. First go with the natural lines of your lips and then fill the center. It stays on forever and therefore only a make up remover can remove it completely. Avoid eating oily food while you wear this or it can make your lips look messy. This is such a beautiful shade for the one who admire darker shades. Your lips look fuller and so pouty all the time. This lipstick brightens up my complexion alone and I don’t feel the need to put any make up. It comes with a word of caution though; exfoliate your lips thoroughly before application. These have a tendency to show your flaky lips. Overall I totally recommend this shade from the range. You are going to enjoy the smooth application.

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

Pros

  • Amazing shade
  • Great staying power
  • Highly pigmented
  • Not tested on Animals
  • Unique shade collection in this range
  • Ultra matte
  • Worth an investment

Cons

  • Availability
  • Price aren’t affordable in India

Rating – 4.7/5 (- points only for availability) Recommendation – If you don’t mind paying Rs. 625 bucks on a fab liquid lipstick, try Instagram sellers you are totally going to love the shades. Definitely, worth an investment considering these last forever.              

SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches

Hello my Sugar’s,

SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches
SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches

Sugar Cosmetics has come up with a new premier range of lipsticks. I am quite excited to announce and share a little something I know about the new launch. It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid lipstick is the name of the range and the shades 01 THE BIG BANG BERRY (Wine), 02 BREAKING BARE (Rose Pink), 03 MAD MAGENTA (Magenta), 04 CORALINE IN THE CITY (Orange-Coral).  They are priced for RS. 599 FOR 3.5gms. It is available on http://www.sugarcosmetics.com. Thank U Sugar for keeping it reasonable! I got the shade 04 Coraline in the City. It’s a beautiful Coral-Orangey shade.

SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches
SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches

Product Description

SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches
SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches

Creamy and moisturising, SUGAR It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick combines the look of a classic matte lip with the benefit of incredible comfort. Enriched with micronized pigments and silica micro-beads, this matte lipstick glides on easily and settles to a gorgeous matte finish. FDA approved, this lipstick is free of mineral oil and parabens.

SUGAR It’s A-Pout Time Vivid Lipstick has a creamy consistency that moisturises and spreads evenly on the lips. Available in 4 stunning shades that are highly pigmented and light-weight, it provides maximum coverage in just a few swipes.

SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches
SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches

Coraline in the City is an orange-coral matte lip colour shade for the adventurous woman.

Ingredients:

SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches
SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches

PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, ISOCETYL STEARATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX,FLAVOR, DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MICA, TALC, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, RED 6, YELLOW 5 LAKE, RED 7 LAKE, BLUE 1 LAKE, RED 28 LAKE

SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches
SUGAR It’s a Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick – 04 Coraline in the City Review & Swatches

My Experience with SUGAR It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick 04 Coraline in the City

Starting with the packaging I liked the sleek and classy square finish packaging. The shade Coraline in the City is a beautiful orangey-coral. It will suit any complexion and perks up my yellowish skintone. It reminds me of “MIRANDA”. The colour isn’t OTT it is wearable enough to be worn in office. This shade would look great in upcoming summers giving a sun-kissed look to our complexion. The shade looks opaque in 2-3 swipes. The application is a bit creamy which settles in a semi-matte finish. The lipstick is not hydrating so we need to exfoliate our lips before applying the lipstick. The lipstick stays upto 4-5 hours on my lips post which it becomes lighter and doesn’t totally go off.  That way it is very well pigmented and doesn’t dry out the lips either. Overall, I am quite happy with the new range and can’t wait to try the other shades. I am glad they have kept the price reasonable. I am sure these will sell like hotcakes.

Pros

  • Sleek packaging
  • Sassy shade
  • The shade brightens up the complexion
  • Will suit every skintone
  • Semi matte finish
  • Stays upto 4-5 hours
  • Well pigmented
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Doesn’t dry out the lips
  • Free from mineral oil, D5, parabens & nano-ingredients.

Cons

  • Takes 2-3 swipes

Ratings– 4.5/5

Recommendation – I am head over heels on this shade. I don’t like orangey shades, but this has a good blend of colors which looks fun and sassy on Indian skintones. Now, I am tempted to try other shades too.

*PR Sample – Honest Review – Best of my Knowledge.

Beauty Shopping Experience with Jabong.com!

Hello beauties,

Beauty Shopping Experience with Jabong.com

I know its been like ages that I have pen down something. I have been MIA from Snapchat, Instagram etc. Nevertheless, Life look much sorted now and things started looking up. I got a new job which I will be starting from Monday. I am pretty excited and nervous. I realised that a person should never sit idle. An idle mind is a devil’s workshop. I took a break from my work and I am resuming soon. Well, I want to share my beauty shopping experience from Jabong.com. Like I said, I am going to start with work soon so I thought let’s do a bit of shopping and get myself all worked up. I bought few formal shirts and blouses, got a few scarves. While I was looking for that perfect office wear lipstick, I reached Jabong. Its quite rare that we girls buy cosmetics from Jabong.com. We usually go to that beauty centric website to buy something because we think we’ll get a better discount there. I was eyeing the Lakme 9 to 5 Range collection for office wear shades.

Beauty Shopping Experience with Jabong.com

I compared across all platforms and found Jabong selling the Lakme lipsticks at the cheapest price. I received this at a discounted price of Rs. 360 originally it is for Rs. 450. Quite a deal..Isn’t it? The 9 to 5 range is the best when you are looking for basic pinks, browns and mauves which are wearable and also feels comfortable on lips. I love the lakme 9 to 5 range for the light feel and longevity. I have loads of bright lipsticks and hardly any nude or browns. As usual, my order arrived within 3 days with proper bubble wrap packaging. The lipstick was housed in Jabong’s small cardboard orange box. That is something rare!

Beauty Shopping Experience with Jabong.com

So this is how the shade looks on me.. It gives me a feel of “My lips but better”. The shade Red chaos is nowhere near to Red like you can see. Don’t know what Lakme was thinking while naming the shades? But I am happy with the texture, shade and longevity.  Jabong is my online shopping destination for apparels but now I can trust the website for beauty buying too. I loved the endless discounts they have on major brands. If there is no sale one can always make use of Jabong coupons to buy the products pending in the wishlist. I do this often, I keep collecting things in my cart and as soon as there is any discounts or coupons available. I quickly go ahead and make the purchase. I have bought stuff like NIKE, PUMA, VERO MODA using the trick.  And now I do the same with L’Oreal, Make up Revolution etc. Do check out Jabong.com for the latest offers on clothes, beauty etc. I can’t share everything on blog so those of you who want to see my purchases. Follow me on snapchat: erica.eleganza.  I share my life on Snapchat which includes a lot of shopping of course 😛

*PR Sample – Honest Review – Best of My knowledge!

My H(o)aul from Sephora, Studio West, Forever 21 and more!

Hello Sunshine,

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On this bright Sunday morning, I felt like doing a bit of activity. I have shopped like crazy in last month so I thought let me show you things that I bought and few of them are gifts which I got. By the way this is my first haul post on my blog. I am super shopaholic. These days the courier fella comes daily at my door. My mom has totally given up on me; she knows inspite of telling her so much she is still going to shop. I went bonkers in December and January. I tried to control so much but the deals were way too tempting and I promised myself once the sale gets over. I am going on a diet shopping. Also, Sephora opened their store in Mumbai, the one and only at Palladium Mall, Lower Parel. I won their launch contest and got VIP access to Sephora store and I was amongst the first 5 customer (including Kangana Ranawat) who was inside the store. I also received few goodies and got to get my hands on the products before the crazy crowd outside.  So lets go check what all I have….

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So I bought the Daily Smooth Soap and Glory Body Butter full size, the fragrance is awesome and keeps my skin hydrated for long. Sephora Rouge Cream lipstick in Mr. Lover R10 which I found a gorgeous shade and Sephora nourishing lip balm which is amazingggg! It keeps my super chapped lips soft and smooth. Love this! The goodies I received were the Benefit Dream Invisible Sunscreen and Thierry Mugler perfume in Alien. Yippie!!!

HAUL

Next I bought the Studio West Cosmetics from Westside. Bidisha from mermaidbidisha was too excited to try this range and suggested that I should check out this brand. So I went to Westside especially to get few of these. Let me tell you they are amazeballs. Especially the eyeshadow trio and lipstick from Pure passion. So I picked 2 nailpolish, 262 tropical crush and 560 Hot coral. Maaya Radiance Blush in M04-Bronze which I use as a bronzer because I wanted one and not a blush. I like this for contouring. Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow in M03- Goldmine. This is such a gorgeous trio, absolutely beautiful texture and superb pigmentation. Pure Passion lipstick in Hint of Brick which is a unique shade, lasting colour for the price.

HAUL

Then I went to Forever 21 and picked up these small cuties. The love & beauty beautyblender/make up sponge, another make up sponge and eyebrow razor (2pieces). The Real techniques brushes are from Amazon and they are soft as fur. It’s the sculpting brush and blush brush. Blush brush is big and fluffy which also makes it a great powder brush. Absolute love material!

HAUL

Here I have 20 make up wedges from QVS, Maybelline superstay lipstick in Non stop red (repurchased), Faces Ultimate Pro Lip crayon in Midnight Rose and Sugar Coated with sharpener. I also picked up a lip contour pencil from Faces, it’s the shade Coral Pink. I got the go chic lip gloss Caramefised free with the purchase. The Body Shop lip balm in Raspberry and Plum Kajal. Most of these are from Beauty Centre. Only the make up wedges is from Westside.

HAUL

Cetaphil daily advance ultra hydrating lotion is my saviour this winter. When everything failed on me, I picked this up and it really works on the drier parts of my face. I am combination skin but the dry areas are getting super dry in this season and this fixed it. Then I got this cute hand mirror from Beauty Centre in Silver. Quite Handy Eh!

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Last but not the least is the love I received from Michigan based Indian Youtuber Bidisha. She is like my bestie, I loved meeting her and Priyanka. When I met Bidisha I never felt I am meeting her for the first time. That’s because we keep Facetiming each other regularly. I love the fact how generous she has been with the gifts and she just knew what exactly I wanted. I never even had to tell her what I wanted. There is NYX Aria Lipstick, Milani lipstick in Nude Crème, Milani Blush in Berry amore, Fake eyelashes from Kiss, Covergirl SuperSizer Mascara, Glam Chick Make Up Kit, a floral hand bracelet, a cute lil’ pouch with a hand written note. Thank You Doll! <3

HAUL

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Thats It! I hope you all liked my HAUL! Let me know which one is your favourite? Also if you want me to review any product? I will be more than HAPPY to do so!

Lots of Love,

Ric

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Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’Hara Review

Hello beauties,

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’Hara Review

It’s been a long time that I have posted anything. It’s because my life is getting way too eventful with this New Year. There are back to back events and meet-ups with friends and family. My near ones are getting married, met few of my closest blogger friends recently. It was lovely meeting Bidisha and Priyanka. We end up buying less things and more chit-chatting. I also received my FAB BAG which was the December edition. I won the FAB bag in Chicsterdiaries giveaway. It was an awesome feeling and completely unexpected. I was wholly and soully waiting for this product SUGAR MATTE AS HELL LIP CRAYON SCARLETT O’HARA. This one product made the whole December FAB Bag too tempting. I didn’t know which shade was coming to me. I simply prayed to God whatever will come will be the best for me. And I received Scarlett O’Hara which is a lovely true red.

Product Description

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

If excellent coverage and high colour pay-off is what gets you going, you will absolutely love our new Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick that is available in 4 gorgeous shades to suit your taste & your ever-changing mood! Super long-lasting and highly pigmented so you don’t have to worry about constant re-application, this must-have crayon lipstick has a soft texture with a silky matte finish.

  • Feeling confident & sexy? Flaunt a classic red pout with the Scarlett O’ Hara shade – that’s guaranteed to make heads turn

Price – Rs. 799 for 2.8 gms and comes with a sharpener.

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ HaraPackaging – It has a classic black and red packaging. The lipstick is in the form of crayon and also comes with a sharpener which is quite cool.  The shade name is engraved at the end of the crayon. The end of the crayon displays the color of the shade which is absolutely true to the shade.

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

My Experience with Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

To start with, I love the texture of the lipstick. Its not really matte as hell as it claims but soft on lips. However, we still need to exfoliate our lips before we try such lip crayons. The shade is true red which will suit every complexion and brighten any face. Its not a unique shade at all, since I am a red lipstick hoarder I found a dupe in my stash. L’Oreal Pure Reds Pure Scarleto is an exact dupe. So if you have any of these two you can skip the other. L’Oreal on the other hand is quite pricey so you can surely pick this one. I love how ‘pout perfect’ my lips look with this shade. The shade is an exact vintage red which looks great on bare face. The texture is soft on application and settles on matte. Stays upto 5hrs on me with eating and doesn’t go off without a makeup remover. They are truly pigmented and one or two swipes are more than enough to show up completely on lips. The lipcrayons do not transfer as much as other lipsticks do. They do not have any particular fragrance as such. It can settle in fine lines if we do not exfoliate. I would say pick up this shade incase you don’t have a proper red lipstick.  Otherwise, go for other shades like Poison IVY which is quite a unique shade.

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

Pros

  • True red
  • Matte perfect
  • Classic packaging
  • Comes with sharpener
  • Long staying
  • Doesn’t transfer
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Soft on application
  • Looks pout perfect

Cons

  • A bit pricey
  • Can settle on fine lines if we don’t exfoliate

Rating– 4.5/5

Recommendation– This is a lovely true red shade. It’s not a must have shade incase you have lots of reds. But this is great for someone looking for that Vintage red.

 Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello beauties,

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

First Of all Compliments of the Season to all my lovelies. I wanted to post something yesterday on Christmas but I was so occupied with going to church, attending the guests, meeting relatives. I also have my Mama here who arrived 2 days back from USA and I have to accompany him everywhere he goes as he doesn’t know the city quite well. For people who don’t know me, I am partially catholic. Yeah, that happens to people when their parents have inter-caste marriage..lol! Well, I have this bad habit of getting off the topic and talking non-stop. I’ll talk about LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP TINT MAGENTA MAGIC.  We were playing Secret Santa on Facebook and I received this as a gift from my blogger friend Agnibanya Das Poddar.  I received 6 gifts from the Secret Santa game out of which this one was the Bestest I would say. I was really hoping someone would send me a lipstick. And its like Agni heard me and sent this lip matte tint and Maybelline color show nailpolish.

Product Description

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

It’s time for the backstage trend to take center stage as Lakme introduces its very own playful take on lip tints. Say hello to Lakmé Absolute Lip Pouts – a chubby lip colour pencil that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colours, Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look.

Key Features

  • Quick and easy application
  • Matte finish with excellent colour pay off
  • Comfortable application
  • Retractable pencil that requires no sharpener
  • Vibrant matte shades
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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Price– Rs. 650 for 3.5gms

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Packaging– It’s a fat chubby stick which looks more like a crayon. It’s a retractable pencil crayon which doesn’t need sharpening. There is a silver cap to protect the liptint as it cannot be twisted back inside completely.  Luckily, the lip tint shade matches the packaging so you don’t have to worry about picking up the wrong shade.

My Experience with LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP TINT MAGENTA MAGIC-

I am glad Agni sent me this shade because my stash is full of reds and pinks. This is a unique magenta shade which is not too bright or in your face types. It is subtle enough to wear daily and sexy enough to wear for a party.  It provides medium to buildable coverage and easily hides pigmented lips. This shade looks a bit different on everyone based on the lip pigmentation. However, I know everyone who has this lipstick looks great in it. It has matte finish. I would suggest exfoliating your lips before application as it may accentuate fine lines of your lips. If you directly apply it then it may look flaky. Its really difficult to completely remove the lip tint as it stays put for a longer time.  I believe the formula is Bang On! However, it transfers on almost everything in comes in contact with. This liptint stays put upto 6 hrs on me and thereafter leaves a darkish pink stain.

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Pros

  • Stays upto 6hrs
  • Matte finish
  • Highly pigmented
  • Lovely magenta shade
  • Wearable on all occasions
  • Quite Affordable
  • Good quantity
  • Packaging is great as no sharpener required

Cons

  • Need to exfoliate or may look flaky
  • Can be a bit drying
  • Transfers on objects easily

Rating – 4/5

Recommendation – I would definitely recommend this particular shade. It would make a great fall wear. It has great formula and staying power. Winters are perfect time to rock such shade and I would want to check more shades from this range.

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