10/01/2019

Sugar It's A-Pout Time Vivid Lipstick in Six Feet Umber : Review, Price, Swatch and FOTD

10.1.19 0 Comments
Oh yeah!!! 
You guys know I'm a sucker for nude lipsticks. Can't have..will never have enough of them. While I like doing bright colourful looks for the blog, in real life I'm a muted makeup look female. I like having it all on my face but in a subtle manner. Earthy eyes..nude lips is my HG go-to look. Another neutral lipstick addition in my booming stash is by Sugar Cosmetics It's A-Pout Time Vivid Lipstick in Six Feet Umber.

Price/Quantity: INR 599/ 3.5g

Ingredients: 

Packaging:
 
Sugar It's A-Pout Time Vivid Lipstick in Six Feet Umber comes in an upmarket cardboard box with details on it. The lipstick bullet itself is housed in a chic matte black square packaging that looks uber smart. I love sturdy- non rolling bullets. The shade name is imprinted on the bullet..another brownie point for that.

Shade - Six Feet Umber
 Phewww..I love love love this cool toned greyish brown shade. It's totally a go to shade for office or meetings or for just running errands. It just makes you look so smart without looking 
'dying for attention'
It will be a gorgeous nude lipstick for deeper skin tones.

Pigmentation:
Six Feet Umber is a very pigmented shade but still not a one swipe lipstick. I need 2-3 swipes for an even application on my pigmented lips.

Texture:
It's texture is a marriage between true matte and creamy matte. It neither tugs/pulls nor applies like butter. It's beautifully somewhere in between. It sets pretty quickly to a visibly matte finish and is very comfortable throughout the wear time.

Longevity:
On me this lipstick stays for 6 plus hours with occasional snacking. It does transfer a bit but that doesn't diminish it's payoff and finish much. Also reapplying it is really easy unlike the liquid lipsticks. You can apply again on the worn off areas without worrying about the patchiness.

And this is how it looks on me!!

 All in all I really love the formula and shade ❤️❤️❤️

xoxo
Aditi

09/01/2019

Full Face of Products I Don't Like and Their Mini Reviews

9.1.19 2 Comments
Heyaa lovelies..❤️❤️❤️
 How's 2019 treating you all??
Last year was a great one in the beauty world with some great new launches and beauty trends. While the matte lips and blinding highlighters still continue to rock, the glossy-metallic makeup products are being seen getting back into action as well.

I like experimenting with different colours and products but let me admit, I do reach out for my favourite products most of the time. 
So, I decided this time I'm gonna go out of my comfort zone and pick products from my stash that I generally don't put my hands on for the simple reason that is..I don't like them!!! Now you may find many of the cult favourite and very popular products in the list, just understand they didn't work for me!

Heading right away to the product list used to create this look:
  • Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation - When Wet n Wild was launched in India, all of us were pretty excited to try this much raved, super affordable foundation. But it doesn't do anything good on me. I'm not a fan of it's coverage. Also I've noticed after a while it oxidizes on me. So..thumbs down!
  • Maybelline Fit Me Compact - Another loved product in the budget beauty community that didn't work well on me. It doesn't sit well and set my foundation also I find it really drying.

  • MUA Pro Mosaic Bronzer - Now this bronzer was created with an attempt to work both as a bronzer and a blush but sadly it fails as both. It is chalky, powdery, doesn't becomes one with the rest of the makeup. It's not really buildable and doesn't even give a contoured look.
  • Accessorize Bronzing Block No.  - Another dud product that claims to be multi purpose. It says its a bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one...fact...it's neither!!
  • Makeup Revolution Eyes Like Angel Palette - It would be wrong to say that I dislike this palette. There are eyeshadows in this that are adorable texture and shade wise. But this isn't a palette without which you can't do and that's the reason why I reach out to this palette the least.
  • L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara - I'm still figuring out why I can't like this hugely raved dupe of Benefit They're Real Mascara. A part of me believes, that I wasn't sent the legit product because mine clumps real bad and taking it off after a day's work is just too much of a task for a mommy of two. Also everytime I try to remove it with all the oil based cleansers,I loose a few hair from my lashes in the rigorous process..so NOPE not for me!!
  • NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Fire - I really wanted to try one of these and went for the shade Vivid Fire. To begin with,it's not the kind of red it appeared on the website. It more of a red-pink and pinks somehow don't go too well with my complexion. Secondly, once it dries it feels like paint on the eyelids. It gives a stretchy and uncomfortable feeling. Thirdly, it looks a little bare when I use just this liner. It would be better to use it over a black eyeliner I guess. Honestly , I can do better with a liquid lipstick used as an eyeliner.
  • Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse in Red Velvet - Well this product isn't hate worthy TBH. But being a comfy matte lip lover, I just don't reach out for glossy lips much. Also this transfer and bleeds and that's what keep me away from it.

That's All Folks 
Much Love And Happy 2019

xoxo
Aditi


11/10/2018

NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Vintage : Review, Price and FOTD

11.10.18 4 Comments

 
Yeah Yeah I can see a lot of NYX happening on the blog lately!!
And why not,some of their products are at par with their higher end counterparts while keeping the price line within the drugstore reaches. While NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Rome is the closest MLBB shade I have, this new baby is the one I'm wearing every other day these days.
Beauties we are talking about the NYX Suede Lipstick in Vintage!!

Price / Quantity: INR 850/4ml

NYX Suede Lipstick in Vintage comes in a rather hefty liquid lipstick tube packaging. It is colour-coded and bears the shade name on it..PRINTED and not on a flimsy sticker.. I love that NYX..thumbsup!! The applicator isn't doe-foot, yet because of it's flexibility it aids in precise application. In the pictures here, I haven't used a lip liner and applied directly from the tube applicator.
Vintage is a gorgeous gorgeous medium to deep toned plum brown with mauve/grey undertones. Its an unusual shade and thus difficult to explain. It is one shade that will look amazing on all skin tones specifically the duskier lovelies.
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SHADE!

The texture is creamy...suede is the name..you get it?  It's a very comfortable matte and doesn't dry out lips.

Pigmentation wise it'll disappoint you in the first swipe. Even though it swatches opaque on my hand, somehow it needs 3-4 applications for a smooth,seamless, opaque finish on the lips. 
But oh boy! Once done I don't need a touch up for another 5 hours. So not a wee bit of complain there.

Products Used for this look are:
  • Primer- Colorbar
  • Foundation- Loreal True Match  in + Revlon Colorstay in
  • Concealer- Maybelline Conceal and correct in C10
  • Contour- Kat Von D shade and light
  • Highlighter- The Balm Mary Lou Manizer 
  • Blush- BH Cosmetics Blushed Neutrals palette
  • Eyebrows- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow pomade
  • Eyeshadow- BH Cosmetics Blushed Neutrals and 120 palette
  • Mascara- Sugar Cosmetics
  • Falsies from ebay
  • Lipstick- Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage

All in All I'm seeing myself wearing a lot of VINTAGE this fall.

Much Love!!
xoxo
Aditi 

03/10/2018

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Rome: Price, Review and FOTD

3.10.18 1 Comments
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have been around in the beauty scene for quite a while now, so talking about these little beauties is no brainer for sure. These are one of the lip products that I reach out for on a daily basis, given their comfortable matte formula, easy application and pocket friendly price.
I have quite a few shades from this range but the one  that steals the limelight today is ROME.

Price:
INR 600/ 8ml

Packaging:
Even though NYX SLMC (Soft Matte Lip Cream) have been around for years, their packaging still continues to be same.

 It comes in a very simple lip gloss kind of plastic tube with a soft, fluffy, doe-foot applicator. 
The container is colour-coded while the cap is matte black that has the shade sticker on it.

 Shade:
ROME is a medium pink nude with mauve undertones. It looks absolutely pretty for everyday use to college or work. For me, it is rather a MLBB shade. I find Rome to be the closest to my natural lips out of all the lip products I have in my stash.


 I particularly like to pair this lip colour with dramatic or bright eyes. It brings out the beauty of eye shades without making your lips looking dull.

Texture:
NYX SLMC have smooth mousse like texture. They apply like butter on lips and dry down matte. The formula is really light weight and comfortable. The best part I feel is that it allows you a lot of time to perfect before it settles to a matte finish.

Pigmentation:
Though the deeper shades I have from this range have better pigmentation than the lighter ones, the lighter shades like Rome are also decently pigmented.

Longevity:
Since the name says "soft matte lip creams" , this creamy gorgeousness wouldn't be the most long lasting liquid lipstick in your stash. It would stand no where in comparison to my Sugar Smudge Me Not Lipstick or for that matter the Incolor Matte Me Ones. But The formula of NYX SLMC is also wayyyyy more comfortable and non-drying comparitively. Also reapplication of these incase they wear off is super easy and clean. You don't need to wipe out the whole lipstick to reapply. you can just go over it again and it wont look crumbly.

Final Word:
NYX SLMC in Rome is my perfect nude lipstick and the one of the most worn too. It has a smooth texture and smells of vanilla. It comes in a huge variety of shades and is an affordable drugstore liquid lipstick.

xoxo
Aditi

20/09/2018

How To Make Your Own Lip Kit At Dirt Cheap Price!!!

20.9.18 0 Comments
Beauty trends are blinding...and more so, post the Instagram era!!
 One thing that saddens me is that too much of information laid on our platter is actually killing our power to innovate and create our own little DIY ways of following the trends with a happy pocket! I mean why on earth do you want someone else to match a liquid lipstick and a lip liner for you? Isn't that what we all have been doing to keep our creamy/bleeding lipsticks in their place all this while?
I wouldn't call this a cheaper version of Kylie Lip Kit or the Huda ones because you do get good quality when you spend on the bigger brands but this is functional and definitely 
as-cheap-as-it-gets!!

Things You'll Need!!
  • Liquid Lipstick
  • Matching Lip Liner
AND THEY NEED NOT BE OF THE SAME BRAND..just MATCHING!

Liquid Lipstick: Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams
Price: INR 165/-
 I went for the Miss Claire Lip Creams in place of the liquid lipsticks. These are clear dupes of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. The texture is a dream on your lips. They are buttery soft, smell like vanilla and stay on for a decent amount of time. 
Look at the price..I ask no more!!
I just have one complain from them, although they come in around 60 shades; the shades are pretty much similar with loads of pinks and corals...a few reds and oranges...and just 2-3 nudes and browns!
Having said that, you can opt for any other liquid lipstick since even Indian market has no dearth of it anymore. A few suggestions would be from Lakme, Revlon, Colorbar, Colourpop, Sugar Cosmetics.

 Lip Liner: Miss Claire Glimmersticks for Lips
Price: INR 30/-
After having such a wonderful experience with their Lip Creams, I was dying to give their lip liners a try and finding that they only retailed for 30/- I ordered three. Now these aren't really the creamiest lip liners that I have used. They might not fare well if you would try to apply them all over your lip, but as a lip liner they work okay..and don't forget 30/-
Since they are on the drying side,moistening  of the lips using a lip balm is highly recommended.
(I love their lip creams But I'm surely never repurchasing their lip liners)



The lip combos thus are:
Combo-1
Miss Claire Lip Liner in Romantic Pink (L-20) With Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream in 17A





Combo-2
Miss Claire Lip Liner in Pretty Pink (L-15) With Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream in 12


Combo-3
Miss Claire Lip Liner in Nude Wine (L-19) With Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream in 10




The prices mentioned here may vary from seller to seller and consequently the price of the combo may go up or down. I have mentioned the price at which I got the products.
So let your creative juices flow and create your own lip kits !!
Hope you liked the post..stay tuned for more!



xoxo

Aditi


Sleek i-Divine Palette in ALL NIGHT LONG : Review and Swatches

20.9.18 0 Comments

To begin with,this mini palette was a freebie with the other purchases from Sleek and freebies are pure Love ❤️.

If  I had to choose a mini version of any sleek palette, it probably would have been this..ALL NIGHT LONG palette only. 
Read on to know why..
  The palm - sized palette houses 12 tiny eyeshadow pans. Let's jump to the swatches first:-

  • Belini- silvery-milky pink; shimmery; less pigmented
  • Negroni- deep muddy brown; matte; well pigmented
  • Martini- looks champagne in the pan but comes out as warm-toned silver; shimmery; decently pigmented
  • Prosecco- gold; shimmer,almost foil finish; well pigmented
  • Kir Royale- silver with peach undertones; satin; poor pigmentation
  • Mimosa- Warm brown with terracotta undertones; somehwre between satin and shimmer finish; decent pigmentation
  • Champagne- pale gold; shimmer; pigmentation oisn't impressive
  • Spritz- gun-metal with brown undertones; shimmery; very well pigmented
  • Mai Tai- almost skin tone,this is most disappointing in terms of colour and pigmentation; matte; doen't show up at all
  • Cosmopolitan- A shade deeper than Belini and more pigmented; mauvy rosegold; beautiful shade; satin/shimmer; well pigmented
  • Daiquiri- beautiful but tricky shade;warm medium toned copper-brown; would look amazing on our skintone; well pigmented
  • Manhattan- The BOMB..one of the most beautiful shades I've ever come across; orangey copper; foil finish; fiery pigmentation..one swipe and done!LOVE
I did not experience any fall out from this palette. Pigmentation of the shadow varies but there's no dud pan other than Mai Tai. I love the fact this has all day to night shades and being in the neutral zone, the shades would go on equally well on any attire or look.
 It is basically a shimmery palette and would be great for travels. 
I love its combination of warm tones and cool tones and that it compliments our Indian skins superbly well.
xoxo
Aditi


16/02/2018

Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water: Review, Price and Demo

16.2.18 0 Comments
Out of all the good habits I've ever had, removing makeup before sleeping should be awarded as the best one. Back in the college, when makeup just meant "fair and lovely" tube (gosh that pink and white tube is so vivid in my memories), I always returned home to wash off my face first most probably with the bathing soap.
(maybe second,first I washed hands :P) 
Times passed.. makeup no more meant the humble pink-white tube, soaps were cutely replaced by cleansers and cleansing milks and now Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water!!!
The importance of removing every trace of makeup calls for an altogether dedicated post but to keep things short and sweet, below are the pointers telling why makeup removal should be holy grail for anybody who applies any cosmetic product on their face:
  • Makeup overnight blocks pores thus causing acne/pimple.
  • Clogged pores become larger as the skin looses it's elasticity since it is dry,thus cannot produce collagen and repair itself.
  • Not being able to repair skin means aging of the skin earlier.
  • The skin becomes dull and wrinkly.
  • Overnight makeup may result into infection and rash.
Bottom line...Never leave makeup on !!
Heading over to the Product of the day:
 Price vs Quantity: INR 175/125ml

Ingredients:

Packaging:




Garnier Micellar Water comes in a see-through plastic bottle with a bright pink flip-open cap. The packaging is clear,practical and girly!

My Experience:
Garnier Miscellar Water is said to be a dupe of the much raved Bioderma Micelle Solution which is a French pharmacy product and much pricier than it's Garnier counterpart. 
Garnier Miscellar Water works on the principle of micelles which are tiny oil particles suspended in soft water. Micelles are attracted to dirt, grime and oil and they draw out impurities without making your skin dry. Garnier Micellar Water claims to clean all your makeup and that "no rinse is required" after that. The brand also promises 200 uses from the bottle.
To test it, I used it on a full face of makeup with foundation,eyemakeup and lipstick. 
My findings are:
  • It is easy to control the quantity required on your cotton pad.
  • It is colourless and fragrance-free.
  • You'll need to take some Micellar water on a cotton pad and apply on the makeup area and keep the pad on for sometime for the makeup to break.
  • It did not sting my eyes. (Hello! Contact wearers)
  • It took me 2 cotton pads to remove my makeup but I did take a third one for the stubborn waterproof mascara and total satisfaction.
  • It worked great!!!
  • It is very economical.
Now my makeup removing routine has been the most infancy one you'll ever come across (definitely not from a beauty blogger) primarily because:
1. I don't wear makeup on a regular basis.
2. I've been blessed with a fairly good skin (thanks dad!). So the lazy me never tried to better it up.
3. I'm a mom of two.. Brushing my teeth and Washing my face off before bedtime itself is a luxury for me.

Still being a fan of double cleansing, I usually wipe my makeup off with coconut oil and then wash my face with cleanser and water.
But since the brand claimed "no rinse", I tried it and honestly \I didn't feel the need to double cleanse. Now that I have very dry skin,I can only assume it fares well and does not dry the normal/combination/oily skin. In my case following it up with a facial oil or moisturizer is extremely important.

Garnier Miscellar Water has definitely made life easier and you are left with NO EXCUSE to skip the makeup removing schedule,whether at home or travelling. 

But Oh Yes!!! Don't forget to buy cotton balls/pads..it's of no use without those :P 
Rating: 4.5/5 

Much Love!!
xoxo
Aditi

12/02/2018

Maybelline Colorshow Bright Sparks in Molten Maroon: Review, Price, NOTD

12.2.18 0 Comments
A quick review of the nail polish that I totally digged in all through the winter...Maybelline Colorshow Bright Sparks in Molten Maroon.
Maybelline Colorshow nail paints was one of the best budget launches ever. They packaging is cute... the quantity just fine to finish in your lifetime... the shade range is pretty okay too!!
Comes in the regular color show round bottle with the shade name engraved on the bottle cap. I like this idea better than the details on the sticker thing.
It retails for 120/- rupees and is mostly on discount.
The shade Molten Maroon is a gorgeous deep wine/burgundy. After 2-3 coats, it becomes almost ox-blood...true love!!
I love to pair this nail paint with the Maybelline Creamy Matte liptick in Burgundy Blush
The picture is taken on the third day post application. You can see the edges getting slightly faded but definitely no chipping.
This is one of my favourite winter look combo..
Hope you guys like it :)
Much Love
xoxo
Aditi

09/02/2018

Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in Wine And Shine (08): Review, Price, Swatch, Dupe and FOTD

9.2.18 0 Comments
Heyaaaa Bellezas..
How are you all doing?
I know I know..I have been posting much about the brand Sugar lately and I'm not promising this is the last one :D
What to do, I love it when Indian brands come up with good quality makeup and we don't have to sit swooning over foreign cosmetic brands for their quality and variety. Although Sugar products can't be categorized as cheap drugstore makeup as per Indian standards (price wise), the quality they provide justifies the mid-range they are offered at.
 Up today is the review of one of their most talked about shade from their Smudge Me Not line..WINE AND SHINE
 I would probably be the last one to own this shade but then guys I owned it way before posting this review :P

Price: INR 499/ 4.5ml

Ingredients:
Packaging
Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in Wine And Shine comes in a peppy-quirky cardboard box that has all the details. How I wish the ingredient list and expiry date were mentioned on the tube itself! Do you save the outer cartons of your makeup products? 
Anyway, the product comes in a see through tube and interestingly the product itself is visible in a lipstick bullet shape.The applicator is flexible and allows easy movement along the lips. Small wand size is always good to be precise with your application and this just does that!

Shade: Wine And Shine

The shade is described as Sangria by the brand itself. It the most beautiful deep berry with purple undertones. Its definitely one of the most beautiful liquid lipstick in my stash. I can guarantee that this stunning lipcolour will make heads turn when you wear it. I have been asked about the shade every single time I've worn it. Itadds beauty to your complexion no matter what skin colour you have. Infact, if you want one colour from this range..pick this one up!

Texture,Pigmentation and Longevity
It is really smooth to apply. It's neither too runny nor anything mousse-like. It settles to a super-matte finish. Since it is on the drying side, it is highly recommended to exfoliate and moisturize the lips well to avoid flaky application. 
Wine and Sine is superbly pigmented. You get an opaque colour payoff in a single swipe. Although I usually don't use lip liners with all my lipsticks,with this it becomes indispensable because with such good pigmentation you cannot take the risk of going out of your boundaries.
Now who doesn't wish for a longstaying liquid lipstick? Add to that drugstore liquid lipstick! This is just that!! It stayed on me throughout the day with light meals and coffee...Daaayum it's Smudge Proof..to the extent that you cannot wash it off with a regular cleanser. I have to use coconut oil to get rid of this rigid beauty.

FOTD
Here's how Wine and Shine looks on yours truly:



Dupe Alert
My love for fuschia-purple liquid lipstick has brought me to the stage where I have dupes of my own buys in my stash. So,cutting it short,if you want to try this but not shell 500 bucks then you can get Incolor Matte Me 405 at the half price. They are very similar in colour,texture and staying power just that Wine and Shine is a little deeper than Incolor 405.
Check the swatches below:

Incolor 405 is a dupe of Sugar Wine and Shine
Until we meet again..





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