19/07/2017

Deepika Padukone INSPIRED Makeup Look!!

19.7.17 6 Comments
Inspired Looks are fun...be it watching or recreating myself. I would still maintain what I said in my Priyanka Chopra Inspired Look that watching transformation videos is probably my favourite leisure activity. I don't really know how far I do justice with the looks but the amount of love I received from you all for my Devasena Inspired Look of Bahubali and others keeps me going.

Deepika's Look
Coming to this picture of Deepika, ever since I came across it in Piku days I wanted to give it a try but something or the other kept emerging and the much wanted got delayed.
What I particularly liked about this look is that it is pretty much non-fussy..less-drama..true-to-me sort of a look. I love the sheer coverage of her foundation and the little imperfections of the skin showing through...gets real!! Her makeup artist has majorly played with her eyebrows and eyes only while keeping the rest muted. I also don't see much contour/highlight going on,though a subtle blush is visible for sure. The muted nude lips are the best choice for those heavily kohled eyes. 
The look gets enhanced by her beautiful deep red and black chanderi saree with that thin golden border. The chaandbaalis did full justice to her evening out/occasion look.

Products Used 
This is probably THE only look where I've used least amount of products. ( I hope you find them least since I use more than this for a regular occasion ;)
 Getting back to the products used:
Face:
Eyes: 
 Lips:
 How I Did!!

  • Since Deepika had a very basic and sheer makeup base, I skipped the primer and concealer and applied a very thin layer of foundation which was followed by the pressed powder just under the eyes and T-zone!
  • Its probably for the first time that I skipped contouring and highlighting rather just applied the blush with the lightest hand on the apples of my cheek.
  • I applied an orangey nude eyeshadow as the transition shade and a wash of matte black eyeshadow all over the lid. I applied the maybelline gel eyeliner giving it a slight wing and kohl in the waterline and tight-lined too. 
  • I skipped the falsies and just applies 2-3 coats of mascara.
  • For the lips, I first applies the lipstick and then topped it with the lip cream for a nude matte look.
  • Bindi, chaandbaali and saree in a similar hue completed the look.


Hope you guys like it!
Let me know in the comment box if you want me to do recreate a particular look :)
xoxo
Aditi

17/07/2017

Sugar Matte As Hell Lip Crayon in Rose Dawson: Review,Price,Swatches and LOTD

17.7.17 8 Comments
The moment I heard of this shade name,I was wondering where have my ears gone through it earlier.. it was surely not new ! I never had a class mate with that name nor any teacher which could've been the possibility given the Irish School background and the Anglo Indian teachers.. but no! Time passed and the shade name "Rose Dawson" took a back seat and the other qualities of the lip crayon surfaced. This is my first experience with the brand Sugar Cosmetics and me being a 'natural looking lips' lover couldn't hold myself back in owning it. Their lipsticks and lip crayons are quite a hit along the makeup enthusiasts and why not when the world is going gaga over matte lips for the past few years now. 
Brand Claims:
Set hearts aflutter with beauty, grace and a dollop of passion with Rose Dawson – the perfect rose pink shade whose timeless appeal is sure to win the world around you!
If excellent coverage and high colour pay-off is what gets you going, you will absolutely love our SUGAR Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick that is available in 11 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.

Bonus: Every Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick comes with its specially designed high quality sharpener that is carefully crafted to help you make the most of your purchase.
How to Apply: Exfoliate your lips & apply the Crayon Lipstick just the way you would with any other lipstick. Blot & reapply.

Benefits: The Sugar Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick has a creamy consistency that eventually settles in to a matte finish. With stunning shades that don’t fail to impress, it provides maximum coverage with the right amount of colour. This power product is dermatologically tested & approved and 100% safe for your skin. Its wax-based formulation does not contain mineral oil, parabens, paraffin, phenoxyethanols, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.
Price/Quantity: INR 799/ 2.8gm

Ingredients:
Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Manganese Violet, Mica, Red 7 Lake, Iron Oxides, Isododecane, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Distarch Phosphate, Caprylyl Methicone, Polybutene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Isoceteth-10  

Shades Available:
 The Sugar Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick is available in 11 Attractive shades:Scarlett O’ Hara (Red), Mary Poppins (Fuchsia), Poison Ivy (Wine), Holly Golightly (Nude), Rose Dawson (Rose Pink), Coraline Jones (Orange Coral), Viola (Mauve Nude), Jackie Brown (Reddish Brown), Princess Peach (Peach), Cherry Darling (Cherry Red), Elle Woods (Brown Nude).

Packaging: 
 In the world of chubbier, plus size crayons , Sugar Matte As Hell lip Crayon comes as gym going toned version :D These are slimmer to their counterparts and truly speaking better to hold than those chunky ones. Another pros is that you hardly come across a lipstick/gloss/crayon that has its shade name printed on it rather than having a sticker placed at either end.
THIS makes it extra! It has a colour coded end.. life made easy!! The only thing we dislike is the need to be sharpened. This makes you carry a sharpener along with it wherever you travel, also leads to product wastage and we hate the hard earned money getting sharpened and trashed.

Shade: Rose Dawson
Coming back to the familiarity with the shade name, I paused and pondered and on one sleepless night it occurred to me that if Kate Winslet (Rose) of the epic movie Titanic had married Leonardio DiCaprio (Jack Dawson) she would've become Rose Dawson :D
Moment of Enlightenment!!!
Rose Dawson is a milky-rosy-pink with a hint of mauve and a great shade for everyday use. It would go along with any outfit and and colour. I like to pair it with a long and thick winged eyeliner or the cult Smokey eye but it would look beautiful just like that too.
Truth be told, I'm a fan of rosy mauvy pinks!!

Texture :
 Applying Sugar Matte As Hell Lip Crayon is a dream. It is super creamy to apply. No tugging pulling is involved like the regular mattes. It settles for a matte-as-hell finish. The formula doesn't dry out the lips which is a characteristic feature of matte lip products but you do feel that you have something on your lips. Being matte, it does accentuate the fine lines.. (exfoliate babe!!!) 
Although it applies creamy,it starts looking patchy and crumbly once it settles. I didn't particularly find any odour or taste in it and it transfers very slightly.
 
Pigmentation:
 It scores high in the pigmentation department and is good enough to cover any pigmentation that you have on your lips.

Staying Power:
Sugar Matte As Hell Lip Crayon in Rose Dawson stays put for good 5+ hours. Like with every lip product, it's longevity depends on what and how frequently you eat. Matte lipsticks and greasy food are enemies anyway.. you got the deal.. right? All in all I'm really impressed with its staying power not forgetting it's a pale shade to stay on for so long.

Over All Thoughts:
 Sugar Matte As Hell Lip Crayon in Rose Dawson applies smoothly, is highly pigmented, stays put for long and is a beautiful shade BUT it accentuates fine lines,appears patchy and needs sharpening! It looks stunning from a distance and in photographs but the closer you get the more uneven it comes across!

Rating:
3.5/5

10/07/2017

Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon in Cinnamon Brown and Pink Burst: Review, Price, Swatches and LOTD

10.7.17 4 Comments
Lakme Enrich Satin Crayon In Cinnamon Brown and Pink Burst
Its lovely when good brands come up with budget friendly products to cater to a wider array of population. The well known brand Lakme was in the game of chubby sticks and has launched the Lakme Absolute Lip Pout in matte and cream textures long back which I totally love and recommend. They were priced around 650/- Now Lakme has launched the much mini and affordable versions of it in the form of Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons at  almost the price of a lip balm (both are not comparable though since they belong to different range/lines of lakme)

Brand Claims: Embrace the all new formulated lip colour crayon by Lakmé and use your lips like a canvas to create a vibrant look.
Get smooth and matte finish lips with this lip colour crayon by Lakmé that is infused with mineral powders. It has a soft texture and is available in 10 gorgeous shades that suit all Indian skin tones. It also has a rich blend of olive and jojoba oil that simultaneously conditions your lips. For your convenience, the all new Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon comes with a sharpener.
Application:
Step 1: Open the cap and start applying the product from the centre of your upper lip.
Step 2: Worked from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
Step 3: Glide the product across the entire bottom lip.
Step 4: This step is optional but you could use a tissue to blot out the extra product.
 
Price/Quantity: INR 185/2.2gm

Packaging:
Lakme Enrich Satin Crayon In Cinnamon Brown and Pink Burst
 Remove their caps and they actually look like crayons. The colour-coded label all over the crayon is a big help (remember, in my last post how much I cribbed about the similar look of all 9to5 weightless matte mousse?) Their tip is sharper than the usual chubby sticks, thus allows a more precise application on the outline of lips. Being just 2.2g they are definitely handy and promise that for once you'll be able to use up the product before it touches its expiry date (Infact, I actually dream of a day when brands will come out with their sample sizes of mid-high range product line)
They need to be sharpened which is a con but they give a dual sharpener free with the product which is a big Yes!

Shades: Pink Burst and Cinnamon Brown
Lakme Enrich Satin Crayon In Pink Burst and Cinnamon Brown
Pink Burst
Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon in Pink Burst
Pink Burst is a bright fuchsia shade and has fine silver shimmer that isn't easily visible. Its a beautiful shade and perks up the whole look. It somehow makes my face appear very flawless and smooth. I'm gonna rock this one in these monsoons!!

Cinnamon Brown
Lakmje Enrich Lip Crayon in Cinnamon Brown
 Cinnamon Brown is a Beautiful cool-toned mauvy brown. I particularly love this shade and this is going to be my go-to shade for the coming few days. On my NC30 skin tone, it comes out as a perrrrfect MLBB shade. Since the shade isn't too deep and warm it might wash out deeper beauties. 
Nonetheless,it will be a great lippy for college going girls and for everyday office wear.
( I might finish it up in 2 months)

Texture:
 I didn't have high hopes from this Lip crayon given the price bracket it was falling in but surprisingly it ain't bad! It has a slightly thick velvetty texture that is pretty hydrating on the lips. Infact it is a good change from the drying mattes in my stash. It applies smoothly and does not accentuate fine lines. Its not a true matte instead a demi-matte lipstick which only makes it better.It definitely has a particular fragrance to it that I don't like and 
that reminds me of my mom's lakme enrich lipsticks
(the maroon case one)

Pigmentation and Staying Power:
Pink Burst is packed with pigments and stayed on me for 6+ hours with meals leaving behind a beautiful pink tint whereas Cinnamon Brown has medium pigmentation and comparatively lower longevity but then it is a lighter shade too!

Over All Thoughts:
I'm happy that Lakme came out with this product that doesn't pinch the pocket and surprisingly fares well too. I can see it being popular with the youngistan and those who like to try new shades without risking much money. 
 
  Rating: 4.5/5

08/07/2017

Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Colour in COCOA SOFT: Review, Price, Swatches and FOTD

8.7.17 0 Comments
Well it's World Chocolate Day today and what could be a better way to celebrate it than wear a chocolate coloured lipstick and review it too :D 
So many times I've come across people dreading brown lipsticks but I have somehow always loved them...from MLBB lipstick shades..to much raved nude lipsticks..to lattes and finally deep chocolate browns..I love'em allllll!!! 
Heading over to this beauty called Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Cocoa Soft

Brand Claims:
An explosion of colour to your daily makeup routine, Lakmé 9to5 Mousse Lip and Cheek Color is here.
Description:
Lakmé’s first ever lip color in a mousse texture is super weightless and can be used as a cheek tint too. Available in 10 intense and vibrant shades, they last long and have a powdery matte finish. It’s 2 in 2 formula makes it an instant everyday favourite for the modern Indian woman of today.
Application:
Step 1: Open the cap. 
Step 2: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip. 
Step 3: Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. 
Step 4: Glide across the entire bottom lip. 
Step 5: To apply it on your cheeks, gently rub it onto the apples.

Price: INR 575/-

Packaging:  

The packaging of this beauty is in line with the Lakme 9to5 range,with that rose gold cap shining bright. Sadly, neither the tube is transparent nor colour-coded. So if you have more than one shade of it and you plan to apply it and rush to your 
college/office/any-damn-where--->your life is in trouble since all the shades appear same through the packaging. Long story short-some colour coding would have been wise on their part and convenient to us.
 Now coming to the wand part, this is THE BEST WAND I've ever used...ever!! It has a small depression kinda thing in the centre that holds up the product and packs well on lips. The wand is flexible and allows comfortable movement along the lips outline. I personally loved the pointed tip of it which isn't that commonly found in liquid lipsticks but is an absolute must. It allows very precise application.

Shade: Cocoa Soft 


The shade Cocoa Soft is a rich chocolate brown shade with a beautiful warm undertone. It will look beautiful on all skintones..fair,medium,deep!!
Now that it is meant to be applied on both lips and cheeks, I did give it a try to see if that actually works. In the images above I'm wearing it as a contour too,but to be honest even though it is blendable, I don't find working with this on cheeks is my kinda thing.
It is buildable and goes from nice warm chocolate to deep vampy dark chocolate brown! Fall fashion would see me flaunting this alot!

Texture:
Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Cocoa Soft is by far the most comfortable liquid  I've used till date. They've practically said it all about the texture in the product name itself...Weightless Matte Mousse and true that. It has a mousse/lip cream kinda consistency that is thick enough. Even though the formula is rich and creamy,you won't feel you are wearing any lip colour at all.
 Its matte yet doesn't accentuate the fine lines..BEAT THAT!!
It has a very caramel'ly scent to it..very eclairs toffee kinds!

Pigmentation:
It is nicely pigmented but you anyway need 2-3 swipes of the product for a nice, even, seamless finish!

Staying Power:
The longevity of the product is impressive. It survived a meal and two coffees over a period of 6 hours!
Ahhhhhmaaazing!!! 

Over All Thoughts:
I was a big fan of Lakme 9to5 range be it their Lipliners or Lipsticks and this Lip and Cheek Colour is definitely a lovely addition to the family. Consider me a convert!!

Rating: 4.5/5

27/05/2017

Makeup Revolution Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat Pro Looks Palette : Review, Price, Swatches and EOTD

27.5.17 2 Comments


Halllllllo Bellezas....!!!
This is my second Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette, the first being the New-Trals Vs. Neutrals is an absolute favourite. On a normal day, I'm a neutral eyeshadow kinda person and THIS is definitely the brightest and most colourful palette in my stash. Liking an eyeshadow palette is really a task for me because I want it to be as versatile as possible (Gimme a rainbow for a palette :D) I can seriously never pay big bucks for ten similar looking eyeshadows of apparently similar finishes. If you too like me prefer a palette that has a multitude of shades and finishes..come on board 'coz we've got you covered!

Price: 6 GBP 
(Interestingly,each online website be it flipkart,nykaa,jabong etc.is showing a different MRP for this palette although its discounted everywhere, so incase you are interested in owning it take a look around!)

 There isn't anything particularly revolutionary about the packaging of the EAT SLEEP MAKEUP REPEAT palette, nor do they need one. Makeup Revolution palettes are neat and practical with a huge mirror. The shade names are printed on a transparent plastic sheet placed above the shadows and not engraved on the palette like the most high end ones and if you loose the label sheet, you loose the names as well..I know Duh! The sponge applicator provided is probably of no use. Since the name suggests (3Looks in 1 Palette), the palette is divided into 3blocks of 5 eyeshadows each (out of which,one is a highlighter) thus 15 eyeshadows.




The palette houses 15 shades in three different categories:
  • Reds/Pinks
  • Green/Yellow
  • Blue/Purple
  • Each category has a highlighter.

Reds/Pinks
  • Rave On- White highlighter,matte, chalky, poor pigmentation!...DUD!!
  • Say It Now- Coral Red with silver shimmers,satin finish,very pigmented.
  • Right Now- Hot Pink(neon), matte, poor pigmentation.
  • Right Here- Purple with magenta undertones, duo-chrome,shimmery,highly pigmented...LOVE!!!
  • Final Track- Rani Pink (cool toned fuschia),slightly duo-chrome,pigmentation is neither great nor bad.
Greens/Yellows
  • Rave Off-  Silver highlighter,shimmery,pigmented.
  • Needle On- Moss Green,foiled kinda finish,pigmented...LOVE!!!
  • Hot Track- Lime Green (neon),matte,very poor pigmentation (had to dig in finger to show the colour)..DUD!!!
  • Re-mix- Deep Forest Green,shimmery,highly pigmented...LOVE!!!
  • Eat Everything- Olive Green/Heena Green, satin finish,pigmented.
Blues/Purples
  • Repeat Again- Metallic Silver,super shimmery,foil finish,highly pigmented,STAR PERFORMER!!
  • Sleep All Day- Cobalt Blue, matte,pigmented.
  • Rave All Night- Denim Blue with minuscule silver shimmers, cool toned, satin finish, well pigmented.
  •  Magician- Deep Mauve, matte, poorly pigmented...DUD!!!
  • Ibiza Heaven- Violet,satin finish,pigmented.
And Here's my attempt to create three different looks with this :)

Overall,the mattes and neons failed badly while rest of the 12 shades are amazing value for money.
This isn't the palette for the weak-hearted for sure and this is
neither the one that I would reach out for often..definitely a neutrals girl!! But this is the palette that every eye makeup enthusiast should stash away for those pop-of-colour moods and versatile looks!! 
Over All Rating: 3.5/5
xoxo
Aditi.. 

01/05/2017

Recreating Anushka Shetty's Devasena Look of Bahubali 2

1.5.17 10 Comments
Hallllooo Bellezas..!!!
 Its been some time that I posted..writer's block..artist's block..blogger's block..or probably looking for something exciting other than the mundane review posting. Having said that,it's not like I don't like writing reviews but I go through passion-shifting phases in life ;) :P
Anyway, while the world is going gaga over Bahubali-2, I couldn't be left behind. It has been on a smashing ride on the box office ever since its release and this brought me to the idea of recreating the look of the female protagonist Devasena (played by Anushka Shetty) A little about the character:
Devasena (Anushka Shetty) is a princess from Kunthala region, a small but prosperous region in the fictional universe of Mahishmati. She is accomplished, a great warrior and archer who is constantly trying to better her art through diligent practice. Bahubali seems to be impressed more by her technique of martial arts than her beauty — he doesn’t just think of her as a beautiful person, but as someone much more than. 
(Source: www.firstpost.com)

Now coming to back to the look that I have created:

Being honest, I've always loved taking part in programmes that required me to dress up in a regional attire..be it dance, skits and stuff at different academic levels. I'm so mesmerized by our country and its resplendent culture that even when I plan a vacation, I try to geographically cover the scattered Indian topographical beauty and foreign lands are still at bay even in my wishlist :)
Given my obsession to our culture and the rave that Bahubali 2 is creating, I thought why not make the most of it and Recreate my version of Devasena. Since Devasena is a princess, the look is a super glam one with heavily kohled eyes and bright attire. Gold jewellery is a characteristic feature of South India and Devasena being a royal couldn't be left behind. 
To start off I searched my wardrobe for similar coloured saree and blouse of a matching hue (though it did not match :P) I found this bright hot pink saree with pearl embroidery that I wore for my engagement and the blue kanjivaram blouse is probably the only blue blouse I have!
The second major concern was the jewellery since makeup I knew I had plenty ;) The maangtika is from my wedding. The nath is Maharashtrian nath and I added my own nath's string to it to match the look. I obviously don't have the piercing to wear a septum ring or mookuthi as they call it in south India, so I wore a clip on ear cuff to do justice with the look. The jhumkaas and neckpiece are from my old ethnic jewellery collection.
Now coming to the makeup:

The feature that caught my attention was the heavy kohled eyes and the artistically painted bindi. But since a makeup base is a first step, after moisturizing my skin I applied Colorbar primer followed by Maybelline Fit Me matte n poreless foundation. I applied the Maybelline Fit Me compact only on the under eyes and the sides of the nose which tend to get oily otherwise. Even though the camera isn't catching,I applied The Balm Bahama Mama bronzer and wet n wild blush in pearlescent pink. For the quintessential kohled eyes, I applied a splash of dark brown eyeshadow and lined my upper lash line with the Lakme felt tip eyeliner. I lined my waterline with Lakme Eyeconic kajal and used the Lakme liquid eyeliner for the lower lash line. I applied a mild layer of Maybelline colossal mascara on the eyelashes thinking to wear the falsies later...which I FORGOT :P
For the lips I mixed Lakme 9to5 Rosy Sunday 
 For the bindi I was pretty purplexed. I searched everything in the house from liquid kumkum to poster colours and I had none.. after searching high and low (yes a BUDGET belleza won't buy stuff for a look..she would just work around what she has :P) 
I landed on a liquid lipstick which was way too dark..I mixed some red lipstick (L'oreal Decked in Red) and painted the bindi with a triple 0 paint brush!
That's All folks!!! Hope you will like what I came up with :)
Pray to God I stay motivated to do more stuff :P
I'm praying too :D

xoxo
Aditi!

19/02/2017

Oriflame Lip sensation Matte Mousse in Red Velvet: Review, Price, Swatches and LOTD

19.2.17 1 Comments

With the matte lip trend ruling the beauty and fashion industry, it's no brainer that every brand is trying to come up with with their version of matte liquid lip colours. But like individual differences exist everywhere, MATTE is seen differently by every brand and range. From super drying, parchy matte lip products to the comfortable powdery mattes, we've seen them all. Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse belongs to the third category..Read On!!


Price/ Quantity: INR 699/5ml
The Packaging of the  Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse in Red Velvet looks classy in a birds view. But as you go on using it you come across the cons. The base being smaller than the top makes it difficult for the tube to stand (if you store your lipstick upright in the stash) 
The shade name at the bottom of the tube on a sticker is so tiny to trace that you'll need your glasses if you wear one (I took out mine)
The ingredient list is not on the tube.
Even though I like how small the tube opening is which allows just the right amount of product to be extracted, I found the wand tip to be too straight and absolutely non-flexible (now I know the term 'rigid' guys but 'non-flexible' has a pertinent feel to it :P) thus not allowing a precise application.
The shade Red Velvet is a beautiful,bright warm red with pink undertones. The shade was the very reason I got it in the first place. It absolutely brightens up the whole look and it will surely look good on a broad spectrum of skin tones.
It photographs really really well.
It is awesomely pigmented and the best thing that I love about this lip colour that it leaves a very pretty reddish pink stain when it wears off. I really dislike it when a product leaves bare lips post its wear time.
The texture of the Lip Mousse is what I was indicating in the introduction to this post. If you are looking for a dry/powdery matte,this is probably not your best bet. the Lip mousse that has a creamy,thick, mousse like consistency dries to a satin/velvet finish and not super matte.
The formula feels very comfortable on the lips. Being creamy ,its very hydrating and leaves the lips moist even when it wears off.
If you're a fan of dry mattes,we've got you covered. Just pat your lips with a tissue and you'll get the non-transferring matte lips without compromising on the intensity of the pigment.
It bleeds and transfers..which is a con. But the lip liner hidden in your stash would probably take care of the bleeding part.
It has a very sweet synthetic smell which isn't too pleasant.
Red Velvet has a wear time of 4-5 hours depending on how much of what you nibble.
If you want to see how it looks on me then see me wearing HERE.
Over All Rating - 3.8

xoxo
Aditi

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