I took a test on Facebook which said ‘What Color of Lipstick will suit your Personality’? And the Answer was ‘Purple’. Since then I was meaning to try a purple lipstick, I couldn’t think of any other brand than Colourpop. After checking the shades I found my perfect Purple and that’s Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper. I know many of you would think is she crazy to wear such a shade but well, I am quite a badass when it comes to trying daring lip shades. Whenever I travel in local trains in Mumbai, some women give me dirty stares on wearing a dark liquid lipstick and some of them quietly admire. Well, people and their nasty thoughts/ comments doesn’t bother me anymore. I wear what I like and I do not let the world change my smile…Period! Coming to this liquid lipstick, read on to my experience…..
Zipper Ultra Matte Lip
Whether you’re zipping them up or zipping them down you’ll be super hot in this deepened purple
ULTRA MATTE – This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips leaving SUPER intense colour with a bold, ultra matte finish. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof!
Packaging- The packaging look like the standard Colourpop. The branding is done in multi-colours and the liquid lipstick comes in a transparent lip gloss form with an applicator. I have many Colourpop Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks so now I can say that after sometime the branding goes off and the tube looks old. The application wand is good and handy for precise application.
My Experience with Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Zipper–
I have always been a daredevil when it comes to trying bold/dark lipsticks. Colourpop has some crazy collection of darker shades I picked up Zipper as my perfect purple lipstick. This shade is very bold at the look of it and if you are someone who likes your comfort zone then this may be not the shade for you. There will be thousands of eyeballs staring right on your lipsand if you don’t like that kind of attention then leave it. But if you are someone who wants to try bolder/darker shades I would say go for Zipper. Its a gorgeous dark purple which applies really well and looks opaque in one swipe. However, I felt it to be a bit drying on my lips which was a bit uncomfortable but I got used to it. I would suggest exfoliate your lips well or apply a lip primer before you apply this liquid lipstick. It stayed for a long time but started to disappear from the center of lips as and when I ate something oily. That happens with every other liquid lipstick in my opinion. The formula of Ultra matte lips is intense and highly pigmented. This shade when worn alone brightens up my complexion. My lips look much fuller and I have recieved many compliments on wearing Colourpop Ultra Matte’s. Overall, I would highly recommend this shade to people who love darker shades. As I have not seen this shade in other brand, Colourpop is the best brand to try bolders shades like purple.
Gorgeous dark purple lipstick
Great staying power
Not tested on Animals
Unique shade collection in this range
Can be drying & patchy after application
Tend to disappear from the center of lips after sometime
If you are someone who is bold enough to try a shade like a dark purple that Zipper is? I will strongly recommend this shade to you. It will definitely turn many heads around.
If there are two things that I buy unlimited in my makeup collection that would be liquid lipsticks and highlighters. I am big highlighter junkie, I have some of the best high end highlighter collection and affordable ones too. But there is this one highlighter that has taken away my heart and that is the very famous Mary Lou-manizer. I purchased Becca Champagne pop and Mary Lou-manizer almost at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I love Becca Champagne pop too but I have noticed I reach out to Mary Lou-manizer often infact daily. That’s because it just blends so well in my skintone and the glow looks like I am born with it.
Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.
Price- $24.00 for 8.5G/0.3OZ
Gives subtle, dewy and glowing face
Talc Free, Paraben Free & Cruelty Free product
Suits all skintones
Didn’t irritate skin
Can be used in multipurpose ways
Comes with a cute mirror
No chunky shimmer
Doesn’t look OTT
Availability in India
Once fallen down, breaks easily
I highly highly, highly recommend this highlighter to every highlighter lover or someone who is looking out for a very good highlighter. Its value for money and gives the best natural glow. Once I finish I am sure to buy another one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful peachy brown shade/ neutral shade
Suitable to fair to medium dark skintones
Medium to full coverage
Doesn’t accentuate fine lines
Paraben and Cruelty free
Soft and smooth matte texture
Long staying power around 6hrs
Decent wand applicator
Paraben & Cruelty free.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Great staying power
Not tested on Animals
Unique shade collection in this range
Worth an investment
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.
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.
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.
Packaging – 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.
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.
Comes with sharpener
Brightens the complexion
Soft on application
Looks pout perfect
A bit pricey
Can settle on fine lines if we don’t exfoliate
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.