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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

 

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

Product Description-

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

Features:

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

Price- Rs. 225 for 1.6 gms

SWACTHES OF GALA OF LONDON LIP COLOUR

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

Shades-

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

GALA OF LONDON FALL IN PINK LIQUID LIPCOLOR

 

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

GALA OF LONDON MOCHALICIOUS LIP COLOR

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

GALA OF LONDON FIRE & ICE LIP COLOR

My Experience with Gala of London Long Stay Lip Color-

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

Pros-

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

Cons-

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

Ratings-  4.5/5

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

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Hello Beauties,

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

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

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

 

Product Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Rating – 4.5/5

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

 

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.

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’Hara Review

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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.

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

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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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