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Sugar Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the Blues Review

Hello Divas,

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review

How’s the weekend going? Well, Mine is good …so far! Weekend means different for different people. For me its going for shopping, hanging out with friends/bf, chilling at home etc.  Some weekends are just like sitting at home chilling and enjoying online shopping. It’s raining cats and dogs in Mumbai and the climate is amazing. It is perfect to sit down with a cup of coffee and scribble.  So today I am scribbling about a fresh new product, this one is from Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues. I am a sucker for Royal Blue things, whether it’s a blue top, shades, eyeshadow, eyeliner or a kajal. I think it just compliments my skintone a lot more than other colors. My life revolves around colored kajals/eyeliners. I do love eyeshadows but on days when I am in a hurry, my hand always reaches out to colored eyeliners. I have been using this kajal a lot lately and thought it’s time to pen down my thoughts.

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Product Description

A true blue that looks fabulous on all skin tones, Still Got The Blues is edgy yet incredibly classy at the same time.

Let your eyes do all the talking with SUGAR Twist And Shout Fadeproof Kajal! Just twist the easy applicator and rim your eyes with its intense formula and you’re good to take on the world. With a specially-designed anti-slip grip gives you a super-steady hold, its creamy consistency & preservatives-free formula makes it suitable for the waterline as well as the lash line. This high-performance multi-use product combines the benefits of a kajal with those of a gel eyeliner and does not fade or smear for more than 10 hours!

How to Apply: Open your eyes wide for precise application & gently rim your waterline. This wonder product can also be used as an eye liner thanks to its creamy consistency.

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Benefits: A single product with the power of two, this power-packed kajal is enough to create the eye makeup look you desire whether you want to keep it simple or dramatic. It gives a velvety finish that is long-lasting & completely fade-proof so you can enjoy the night (or day) and not worry about smears or smudges.

Additional Details: The SUGAR Twist & Shout Fadeproof Kajal is available in 2 intense shades viz., Black Velvet (Black) and Still Got The Blues (Dark Blue). It is free of mineral oil, preservatives, paraffin & parabens. Does not require an additional sharpener. Made in Germany. Size: 0.35 gm.

List of Ingredients: Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide,Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Iron Oxides Isododecane, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnama.

Price – Rs. 399 for 0.35gms

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Packaging – It comes in a very sleek form with a grip. The kajal comes in the retractable form and there is no sharpener required. I like the fact that they have given a soft grip to hold the kajal. It makes it easy to draw the line on your lids as well as waterline. Also there is no product wastage due to sharpening.

My Experience with Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues-

I like this more on my lids than on my waterline. The shade is more like a navy blue color on me and stays around 9-10hrs which is brilliant. On my waterline, it doesn’t show up in one swipe, I need to swipe atleast twice for the blue to show up. As I have very watery eyes, the kajal stays only 4-5hrs on my waterline but it doesn’t smudge. It is richly pigmented and gives a metallic sheen on application. The sleek pencil makes it easy to play around and create different looks like a wingliner. I can make wing or double wing lines very easily with this kajal. Many prefer retractable kajals which makes it a total winner as there is no product wastage due to sharpening. Avoid putting too much pressure on the kajal, it has a tendency to break. If you are someone who likes to smudge the kajal you will adore this one as it gives an amazing look after it gets smudge. This product is free from mineral oil, preservatives, paraffin & parabens. Sensitive eyes, girls who wear contact lenses or glasses can definitely give this a try. It didn’t harm my eyes or caused any itchiness. I wore it for whole day long. Any eye make up remover can be used to remove this kajal. Though its not mentioned anywhere that it is waterproof. Yesterday, it rained heavily and I got drenched in the rain. Surprisingly, my kajal remained intact and I was super impressed with the formula.

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Pros

  • Great Pigmentation
  • Metallic sheen
  • Two swipes is enough
  • Long staying power
  • Soft cushioned grip
  • Gives a smokey look when smudged
  • Doesn’t sting eyes
  • Can be used both on waterline and lids
  • Good for sensitive eyes
  • Easy to remove with a make up remover
  • No need to sharpen/Retractable kajal
  • Decent pricing

Cons

  • Doesn’t stay long on water line.
  • Tendency of breakage if given pressure.

Rating – 4.8/5

Recommendation

I enjoy using this kajal on a daily basis. It is always in my make up pouch. Out of 5 working days, I used it 3 times a week. It can be your go-to-kajal where you have to leave in a hurry. If you go to see you get 2 in 1 benefits for 399 bucks which is not a bad deal at all. I highly recommend this product!

Which is your favourite product from Sugar Cosmetics? Did you try this kajal?

P.S – Product sent for consideration. My review remains honest & unbiased.

 

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & FOTD!

Hello Sunshine,

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & FOTD!
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & FOTD!

So yesterday I went for the Organic Harvest event in Juhu for their store launch. On my way back home I thought I’ll visit the Beauty centre Khar as I haven’t been there from a long long time. I went along with my blogger friend Natasha as she wanted to shop too. I was clear in my mind that I am not splurging more on make-up. I was simply going to accompany my friend. But I also knew that I will not come out empty-hand 😛 I decided I’ll buy some minor stuff like a lip pencil. So we directly went to the Miss Claire section, I saw my friend picking this shade and was very keen to try it out. I thought I’ll pick this for myself too. Also, I bought a Party queen colour elixir lipencil and unique style lip pencil. Natasha mentioned that the shade 17A is a closer dupe of Kylie lip kit range. I am sure it is now..17A is such a gorgeous everyday shade. I couldn’t wait to review the shade that I bought yesterday. And here I am…Mind you! I have started using Miss Claire in the year 2011. Where everyone use to buy Lakme. My first products were VOV, Miss Claire and INCOLOR Cosmetics. That time they weren’t so famous. But now they are all over the blogosphere.

Product Description – It’s not lipstick, nor is it gloss. It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. It’s lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & FOTD!
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & FOTD!

Price – I got mine for Rs. 180 for 6.5gms but the price varies from Rs. 120 to 300 depending on the place.  Its easily available in Mumbai stores. Instagram stores have also started selling it.

Ingredients –                         

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & FOTD!
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & FOTD!

Packaging –  The packaging is exactly like NYX lip crème’s. It comes with a wand for easy application in a tube form of packaging. It is travel friendly and light-weight. The lip cream being thick in consistency doesn’t drip. The packaging supposed to display the shade in the tube. However, I feel the shade is pretty different when swatched or applied on lips. One has to check a tester before buying.

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & Swatches
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & Swatches

My Experience with Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17A

The shade 17 A is a beautiful peachy browny pink kinda shade which makes it a perfect daily wear. The texture of this lip creams are soft and smooth. The only criteria would be to exfoliate your lips before application. It doesn’t accentuate fine lines and looks very pretty on the lips. It is wet on application which settles into a soft matte texture.  These are thoroughly pigmented. Two swipes is more than enough for medium to full coverage. It hides pigmented lips and doesn’t give a patchy look. My lipsticks usually transfer a lot but with this on my lips I can sip as much as coffee as I want. It doesn’t transfer and stay true to its base. This shade has been compared to Kylie’s lip collection repeatedly. I am so impressed with this shade that I want to get a back up of this so that I never run out of it. This shade will suit fair to medium-dark skintones the most. It has a pleasant vanilla fragrance. It doesn’t feel heavy on the lips. The lip creams survive lighter meals but tends to fade away a bit if you consume oily food. This stays for around 6hrs on my lips which is pretty long lasting. There is variety of shades to pick from this range. I already have 4 shades but this is my cult favourite.

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & Swatches
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & Swatches
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & Swatches
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 17 A Review & Swatches

Pros

  • Beautiful peachy brown shade/ neutral shade
  • Suitable to fair to medium dark skintones
  • Non transferable
  • Highly pigmented
  • Medium to full coverage
  • Doesn’t accentuate fine lines
  • Paraben and Cruelty free
  • Soft and smooth matte texture
  • Long staying power around 6hrs
  • Vanilla fragrance
  • Travel friendly
  • Decent wand applicator
  • Good quantity
  • Super Affordable
  • Paraben & Cruelty free.

Cons

  • Shade can be a little different from the packaging. Tester is required.
  • Variation in price range
  • Some may find Availability an issue. (Not a con for me though)

Rating – 4.9/5

Recommendation – I highly recommend this shade if you are on a budget and looking for a Kylie lippie dupe. It a must have shade in my opinion. It is perfect for daily/office/neutral makeup. The only thing I don’t like about the Miss Claire lip cream is the different price range everywhere. If you can buy it in the right price frame then this is a steal. I am getting a back up for this soon.

 

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.

My Beauty Shopping Experience with APLAVA!

Hello beauties,

My Beauty Shopping Experience with APLAVA!
My Beauty Shopping Experience with APLAVA!

Being a beauty junkie, I am always on a look to buy new products.  I would love to go shopping but definitely not in this heat. Also it’s practically impossible for me, considering that I work 5 days a week. I love online shopping more than offline. That’s because online beauty products are easily available and you don’t have to travel from one shop to another. I have noticed that we have very few online beauty shopping websites in India. There were many choices when I started blogging but now there are just 2 or 3 websites. Today, I want to reveal this new online beauty shopping website called “APLAVA”. For the one who is curious to know what APLAVA means? Aplava (pronounced “AAp luv” in original sanskrit) means taking a bath to purify oneself. It’s an ablution process of cleansing oneself. Just as the name suggests, Aplava wants to give its customers an experience of divine purity. Beauty is you! Aplava has this unique blend of some household and foreign brands. If you ask me what struck me to buy from this website? It will be definitely due to some fresh brands like Bodyography, Natio, Kronokare , Mememe, Wild Earth etc.

About Aplava

My Beauty Shopping Experience with APLAVA!
My Beauty Shopping Experience with APLAVA!

As a startup beauty company, we strive to bring an unparalleled assortment of prestige brands, household names and niche, cult beauty brands, all on one site. Our professional team of Dermatologists and Beauty advisors has cherry picked brands across a broad range of product categories including Skincare, Hair care, Bath & Body, Make Up, Fragrance, Sun & Travel, Intimacy, Shaving, Candles and Aromatherapy, Mom & Baby & Homecare. To make your experience worthwhile and easy, the team has developed a mechanism to advice and recommends products based on your skin type and skin concerns. Use the Personalized Beauty section on your profile page to get customized recommendation for your daily skin routine.

Unlike many other beauty retailers, we work directly with our manufacturers/authorized distributors to bring you over 5,000 products straight from the brands themselves. You can trust that anything you buy is 100% authentic, guaranteed

My Beauty Shopping Experience with Aplava!
My Beauty Shopping Experience with Aplava!

My Experience with Aplava.com –

I ordered for three products from Aplava.com and I received my order within 4 days i.e I ordered on Monday and received it on Thursday. I believe that’s Not bad at all! I was expecting it to come within 7-8 days because that’s what the shipment message said. However, everything came pretty fast and all the products were cutely packed in a box. I also received a coupon code for my next order. There was no damage whatsoever with my order. Also, they had kept me updated by sending sms about my shipment. I was really confused as to what to pick from the whole range. Because my mind said that I should try new brands and my heart said ‘Ohhhh, you always wanted that Revlon highlighting palette.’ I just gave in and bought the Revlon highlighting palette in Rose Glow 020, Faces Ultimate Pro lipstick in Read my lip 07 (badly wanted) and the L’Oreal Magique Compact Powder G2. I checked the expiry and if they were genuine. They were all genuine products with nowhere near to expiry. Now I am sure to go again and again to the website to play with the new brands. Also they have great offers running always. Some brownie points about Aplava is that they send a complimentary sample with every order which is really cool. They offer free shipping over orders above 999. There is so much to like about this website, here I am talking about the personalised beauty advice. We all are different skintypes and also have different skincolor. We always try to find a blogger of our complexion online to know what would suit us? With Aplava’s beauty experts you can take a test and find out what will suit your needs and get them delivered at your doorstep. Sounds easy peasy? Isn’t it? I have so many girlfriends and sometimes its so difficult to figure out what to gift a friend? Once I gifted a lipstick to a friend and she told me she already had that shade. Soooo…. I made a boo-boo! I am so glad Aplava came up with a concept of Giftcards. Now you can gift your mother, sister, girlfriend just with what they want without exactly knowing what they want? Haha.. If you know what I mean? They have giftcards ranging from 500 to 10,000. Oh by the way, they are running some amazing offers on lip-balms online. I am a sucker for lip-balms and I finish it faster than my lipsticks. With so many options you can spoil yourself.

My Beauty Shopping Experience with APLAVA!
My Beauty Shopping Experience with APLAVA!

Recommendation: –  To sum it up, I am truly happy and it was a great shopping experience with Aplava. I am soon going to order some more from the website. I think you should totally checkout this website if you like trying new brands and also for the offers.  I couldn’t find any Con. I just want them to get all the drugstore brands like Colorbar, Make Up revolution, Nyx etc so that it becomes easy for us to buy everything under one roof.

Did you shop from Aplava yet? What are you planning to haul?

Love,

Ric

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.

Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches

Hello ladies,

Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches
Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches

The other day I went shopping to Westside exclusively to shop something from Studiowest. Bidisha from mermaidbidisha raved about this all the time and I couldn’t help but pick few of the stuff to try out this new brand. This brand is not available in all the Westside stores in Mumbai. I picked mine from Korum Mall, Thane. I visited Westside from Borivali and Infinity Mall, Malad. I couldn’t find the counters there. Incase you are planning to visit Westside make sure you first call them up. They do have bath and body products and perfume from Studiowest everywhere but not the beauty counter. By the way I am glad I picked up this brand. I picked up a lipstick from Pure Passion, 2 nailpolish, a blush from Maaya and this Crystal eyeshadow in Goldmine from Maaya again. Maaya is the premium brand from the range.

Product Description-

Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches
Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches

Hi Intensity color, for dramatic eyes. Blends effortlessly to create a complete look.

To Use –

Combine 3 shades to experiment with your look! Using the applicator, apply the dark shade to line the eyelid. Next, blend in the medium shade along the crease & highlight under the eyebrow for a stunning result.

Price – Rs. 425 for 4.2gms

Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches
Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches

Packaging –

The packaging is simple nothing fancy. It looks just like a compact eyeshadow trio should look. The transparent lid makes it easy to see through the shades. It also comes with a black applicator which is good enough for application. However, you will definitely need your blending brush to blend the eyeshadows.

Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches
Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches
Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches
Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow M03 Goldmine Review & Swatches

 

My Experience with StudioWest Maaya Cyrstal Eyeshadow Goldmine-

Honestly I am not someone who would pick eye shadows so randomly. But I loved the colour combination of this eyeshadow. It’s a mix of gold, cranberry and brown. It looks so festive. I tried it at the counter and boy it was so well pigmented. I had to pick it up plus it only cost Rs.425. There was just no reason to not pick it up. The textures of these eyeshades are satin soft. The fall outs were very less which really impressed me. It blends out seamlessly. I like the fact that these are so affordable yet has a remarkable quality. Westside have maintained the standards, this range can easily give tough competition to other drugstore brands. They are travel friendly and compact enough to just slip in your pouch. The colors are festive and trendy. The quantity is good enough for the price. Perfect for this shaadi season. It will match most of our heavy lehengas , saarees and anarkalis. You can even create a beautiful VALENTINE’S Day look with this. I love the cranberry shade in this trio. It is such a bridal shade. Overall, I am amazed with the range and looking forward to experiment more products from this brand. How I wish that they start selling online and easily accessible to us. The eyeshadows is definitely a 11/10 for me.

Pros-

  • Great pigmentation
  • Beautiful colors
  • Less fallout
  • Super Affordable
  • Blends easily
  • Satin texture

Cons-

  • Availability

Ratings- 5/5

My Recommendation- Go for Goldmine with your eyes closed. The colors are such that it will come handy on any occasion. A big thumbs up for the pigmentation and texture.

 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.

Maybelline White Super fresh 12hr Compact Powder Review

Hello beauties,

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

How is everyone doing? Christmas is here and I have bought a truck load of things. Some things I need others I don’t but just because that shoes is on sale right now. Do you also indulge in such impulse shopping like me? I end up buying 3 dresses in the search of that perfect Xmas outfit. Also blame the SALE Season; everything has to be on sale this season. Anyway coming to my review, I have enough of compact powders but like I said I was tempted to purchase MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT after all those reviews flooding online. I am always in a search of a good compact powder because I want to find an alternate incase Rimmel Stay matte powder leaves my side. The Availability is such a big issue with Rimmel.

Product Description –              

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

 Price – Rs. 150 for 8gms

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

Packaging – It comes with a cute mirror and a small sponge. The sponge is average and I don’t like using it. Application with that sponge gives a patchy look to my face. Hence I’ve bought a separate soft sponge for application. At home, I use my Coastal scents powder brush which helps me give an even finish. The compact is travel friendly and has sturdy packaging.

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)
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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

My Experience with MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT-

I think I did a good job by purchasing this compact. My shade is Shell amongst the shade selection. It perfectly suits my medium complexion. This compact has a mild florally smell which I love. With the very first application, I like how it felt on my skin. It gave a fresher, brighter look to my face. I don’t like using foundation for daily use. I apply sunscreen and finish the look by applying the compact powder. I know it has SPF which is definitely an add on advantage. This compact gives a matte look that also means it accentuates the drier patches of my face. I have to make sure my face is well moisturise first before applying powder. This will be a great compact for oily skintypes. Combination skinnies like me can use this too however moisturization first is the key..baby! It gives a matte look uptil 5hrs and then I could see my t-zones getting a bit shinier. It gives you a sheer to medium coverage. The price is pocket friendly and I am sure this will be the bestsellers for college-goers.  Overall, I love this compact for the fresh look and bright matte face.

Pros

  • Very Affordable
  • Mild floral smell
  • Great for oily skin types
  • Sheer to medium coverage
  • Gives a fresh look and brighter face
  • Mattifies your face upto 5hrs
  • Comes with a mirror & sponge
  • Has UV filters
  • Suits yellow skintones very well.

Cons

  • Sponge is average
  • Can accentuate dry areas if not moisturised
  • It doesn’t give a 12 hrs whitening.

RATING –  4.5/5

My Recommendation – This will be a great and budget friendly compact for beginners and even for college goers. I like it for everyday use and loving it this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’Oreal Paris Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder Review

Hello Lovely ladies,

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L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and here I am posting a review for my new compact love L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder. As soon as I heard that L’Oreal has come up with a compact powder which is under 500 bucks. Dude, I really had to check this out. L’Oreal being a niche brand hardly prices any product under 500 and this made me curious to try this new product. Now I am stuck to Rimmel Stay Matte Powder because I haven’t found any compact as equal or better than it. I like matte finish on my face, mind you matte and not fl(akey). So Rimmel was my best bet till date. Until, I found this new cutie from L’Oreal.

L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder
L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

Product Description

L’Oreal Paris brings to you the Mat Magique pressed powder – a product that ensures your make-up remains fresh all day long and keeps your skin shine free for 12 hours. With 5 shades, specially created to suit Indian skin tones, Mat Magique has natural volcanic perlite minerals that absorb sebum and sheen giving you a velvety finish that lasts for 12 hours. With the added benefit of SPF 34 PA+++ your skin is protected from the sun and looks blemish free, healthy and radiant all day long.

L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder
L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

Price – Rs. 399 for 6gms (pretty less ehh?? )

L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder
L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

Packaging – The packaging is really cute and girly. The hot pink color is very eye catchy and feminine with the L’Oreal branding. It comes with two compartments on top we have the powder pan, while in the second compartment there is sponge with the mirror. I struggle to switch between the compartments as I need to check myself in the mirror while I dab the powder on my face.  The sponge is okayish and decent enough for full face application.

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L’Oreal Paris Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder

My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder

Honestly, I am not a foundation girl. I am more of a compact girl. I don’t like covering my face with full fledged base make up all the time.  I prefer putting on my sunscreen, a good compact, kajal, a lip balm/lipstick/lipgloss and I am good to go. I loved this particular compact for many reasons. It is soft matte, like sleek smooth finish. I cannot say its creamy. It gives you a moisturising touch. Having said that, it brightens up your face but also accentuate your dry areas if you have dry/combination skin. I am combination skin and have dry areas around my lips.  So you need to apply a good moisturizer and then use this compact. The coverage is buildable from sheer to full, you can play with it. This will be great for oily skin beauties. This does hide your pores and blemishes pretty well. Coming to the 12 hrs claim, It doesn’t really stay that long, it stays more around 5-6hrs max on my face and then my nose starts getting shinier 😛 . But I don’t need a compact for 12hrs straight anyway. I mostly need it for 8hrs during office and that’s it. You can always re-touch after 5hrs. I am G2 Golden Ivory which is suitable to medium skin beauties. The shades are made for Indian Skintones and most of you will be able to find your match. These fall more in the yellow skintone category. There are 4 more shades. G1 Vanilla Ivory is for fair skin, N2 Nude Vanilla and G2 will be for fair to medium, G7 Golden Amber and N6 Nude Honey is for dusky beauties.  Oh and it comes with SPF 34+++, who wouldn’t love added benefits.  I really wish they could provide more like at least 8gms of product. But I guess they invested more on the packaging so in that case its fair enough.

Pros

  • Brightens the face
  • Buildable coverage
  • Keeps your face oil-free around 5-6hrs
  • Gives smooth soft finish to your skin
  • Attractive packaging
  • Inbuilt mirror and sponge
  • SPF 34+++
  • Reasonable price
  • Made for Indian skintones leaning towards yellows
  • Hides pores and blemishes
  • Perfect for daily wear

Cons

  • It stays matte only for 5-6hrs and then skin starts getting oilier so no 12hrs stay here.
  • I feel they could stretch the product with 8gms atleast.

Rating– 4.5/5

My Recommendation – It’s a repurchase material. I am hooked to this and see myself wearing it almost every day with that speed I am bound to finish this sooner.

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