12/02/2019

Best Neutral Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks for All Indian Skin tones!! Review , Swaches and FOTD

12.2.19 0 Comments
We all love the concept of a perfect nude lip but a good neutral/nude lipstick is really hard to come by. 
Some are too dark to be called natural looking while few are so light that they wash us out and then there are those which match our lips SO PERFECTLY that they make us look as if our lips just don't exist.

Since we all either love colourpop lipsticks or want to try one, I though why not dig through and find out one colourpop for each Indian skintone be it light, medium, deep or deeper.

These retail for $6.5 on the colourpop website. Colourpop offers free international shipping on orders above $50. You can also get these from few online/instagram sellers
(though offcourse at a higher price)

Here are the 4 colourpop liquid lipsticks that I'm gonna talk about:


 

Let's jump right in to the review: 
 
Dopey 
Dopey is from the Ultra Satin range. It doesn't dry out the lips too much like the Ultra Matte ones. It dries down to a satin-matte finish.The shade is a cool-toned pinky-nude. It will suit lighter to light-medium skin tones (NC 30 or below). Deeper skintoned beauties, stay away from this because it will wash you out. It transfers slightly.

Beeper
Beeper is my everyday nude lipstick. It is a medium brown with mauve undertones. It has that stoney-grey kinda tint. It is from the ultra matte range and is completely transfer proof. It is one of the longest staying nude lipstick I have. It lasts me a whole day with meals. You will need an oil based remover to get this off. It will suit light to medium skin tones (NC35 or below).

 Barracuda
 Barracuda is from the ultra satin range and doesn't dry matte. Although it transfers a bit, it is a very comfortable formula. It is two shades darker and a bit warmer than Beeper. Baracuda is described as deepened rose on the colourpop website but on me it appears to be a medium brown with slight burgundy undertones. 
This is one shade and formula that people of all skin tones can apply blindly.
Love Love Love!

Softii
 Softii is a cool toned maroonish brown. It is again a very beautiful shade but it goes a little darker on me. It comes out gorgeous on deeper skin tones. If you are NC44 and above...babe, this is for you!
It is ultra matte and super long lasting.

That was all ladies!
Hope its is helpful and hope you like it.

xoxo
Aditi

06/02/2019

Juvias Place Masquerade Palette: Review, Swatches, FOTD

6.2.19 0 Comments
Juvias Place has made a special place for itself in the beauty world of colour cosmetics. All it's products including eyeshadows, highlighters, blushes and lip products are quite popular among the beauty enthusiasts. but the one product that the brand is actually raved so much about is it's eyeshadows. The brand is owned by a beautiful lady of colour and that could be a reason for it selection of fearless and bright shades. The palette that I'm going to talk about today is The Masquerade Palette.

Price: $25

Packaging:
 Just like shade selection, the outer packaging of this palette is bright and beautiful. The 16 pans of gorgeous eyeshadows are housed in a shocking pink outer case and a bright yellow inner one. The packaging is quite sturdy but I do miss a mirror considering it is a huge palette and could have incorporated a decent size mirror easily. The eyeshadow pan size is pretty huge and hitting pan is nowhere in the scene.

Eye shadows 
The Masquerade boasts of an amazing amalgamation of warm and cool toned eyeshadows. It has everything from bright greens,blues,purples and pinks to muted and deep warm neutral tones. Having said all the nice things,there's one shade that i absolutely miss in this paltte and that is a matte black eyeshadow.
Let's get down to the shades breakup:
  •  CHI- Royal Blue / Satin finish / Very pigmented
  •  MALI- Sea Green / Satin finish / Very pigmented
  •  DALIA- Deep Turquoise / Satin finish / Bomb pigmentation
  •  ZOLA- Mid tone turquoise with green undertones/ Satin finish / Bomb pigmentation
  •  MAKEDA- Bright purple / Satin finish / Very pigmented
  •  ZOBO- Deep Magenta / Matte finish / Very pigmented
  •  CALABAR- Cranberry with red undertones / Satin to foil finish / Super pigmented
  •  BORI- Hot pink with fine gold flecks / Matte / Very pigmented
  •  GIZA- Shimmery Cream,great for highlight / pressed pigment kinda bomb finish
  •  BURKINA- Mid tone muddy brown / Matte / Less pigmented
  •  CAIRO- Burnt orange with gold flecks / Matte / Very pigmented
  •  ADA- Deep Terracotta / Matte / Decent pigmentation
  •  DAHIA- Warm Champagne / Satin -foil finish / Very pigmented and is a beautiful highlighter
  •  ZULU- Mid tone warm brown / Matte / Okayish pigmentation
  •  CASABLANCA- Coppery gold / Foil finish / Bomb pigmentation
  •  FULANI- Deep brown / Matte / Very pigmented
My Take:
Juvias Masquerade Palette is my all time favourite eyeshadow palette. It is very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity that it offers and can come under the umbrella of drugstore eye shadows.

I personally love the versatility of the palette. It can easily be divided in to a warm neutral palette and a cool-toned colourful one. While the top two rows have bright  and bold colours which give so much opportunity to let the creative juices flow and come out with innovative eye looks, the bottom two rows have beautiful warm toned shades to create everyday eye looks without much schbang.
The two highlighters are good enough to give that blinding glow and I love reaching out for them not just for the brow bone but also as a general face highlighter.
 
The texture of the eyeshadows is buttery soft. In the pigmentation department they are unbeatable. 
 
Now coming to the cons of the palette, I really miss a mirror in it. Given its size, it could have easily housed a mirror and that would have made it so travel friendly.
Secondly, it is totally lacking a matte black eyeshadow which is so much needed to intensify the look. I have to reach out to another palette just to smoke out my outer corners.
Thirdly, the shade Bori which is a bright hot pink stains a bit but somehow I've noticed that with all my pink eyeshadows.
Lastly and unfortunately, it's not available in India. You can buy directly from its website or through Instagram sellers ( who obviously charge much extra than its actual price..but...)
So yeah keep your eyes open when some friend/ relative/ or you yourself visit abroad next time :P
 
Final Word:
 Get it if you can...it all you need!!
LOVE it!
 xoxo
Aditi


 

23/01/2019

Haul Post: Wet n Wild teeny weeny haul and First Impressions

23.1.19 2 Comments
To begin with, I'm sitting with my fingers crossed that no more sales and discounts appear on my phone screen now..
BUDGET Belleza is hauling like there's no tomorrow!!

 Although I was in a minimalism kinda phase in my life where I decided to shop from my stash and finish what I have before piling up on other stuff, all my plans doomed during the past week. 
From home decor to kitchen needs to footwear to offcourse makeup, I shopped pretty extensively( BUT not to forget I got amazing deals).

Anyway..so if you're following me on Instagram (which you should coz I'm pretty active there :P) you'd know that 2 days back I posted in my stories about the ongoing flipkart sale on beauty brands and how you can benefit from it.That's when I bought Wet N Wild products.
So let's head right on to the products and my first impressions about them:

Wet N Wild Photofocus Face Primer:
I love trying new primers but I'm not a big fan of mattifying face products since I have a really dry skin. To my surprise it's a creamy primer but I don't think it does the job as good as the silicone based primers in blurring the imperfections.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Rose' in the Air
This is such a hyped and raved eyeshadow palette. It seemed to be everyone's favourite over the social media. The shade selection allows both neutral and bold eyelooks. I just can't wait to work with this one!

Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick in 
Sandstorm and Mocha-liscious:


This is my first time purchase and to be honest the packaging is too flimsy. I hate that some part of the bullet stays exposed even after fully twisting it back. It will definitely be prone to breakage.
 The shade Sandstorm is an adorable peachy nude that would look flattering on light to medium skin tones.
Mocha-liscious is a beautiful cool-toned brown with mauve/grey undertones.
The formula seems comfortable.

Wet N Wild Megalast Catsuit Liquid Lipstick in 
Give Me Mocha
Where do I begin with...???
As of today, this is my favourite nude/neutral/natural/mlbb lipstick. It is a mid-tone brown that would look beautiful on all skin tones alike. It has the best doe-foot applicator ever. It doesn't seem to be super duper pigmented also I'm yet to test it's longevity.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Kohl Eyeliner in 
Calling Your Buff/ Rose Naturel
It's a kohl pencil that is beige/flesh like in colour. It is to be applied on the water-line and it opens up the eyes. It seems very creamy and pigmented, although I'm yet to apply it in my eyes. Also flesh toned kohls always look way better than the white ones. So yeah!

Wet N Wild Retractable Brow Pencil in Ash Brown
THIS is a BOMB purchase guys. It comes in the packaging that is identical to the ones from Sugar and many other brands with the product on one side and the spooly kinda brush on the other. The shade Ash Brown looks very natural. It is very pigmented. 
Highly recommend!!

Wet N Wild Proline Felt Tip Eyeliner in Black Noir
I already own a brown shade of this.This one is very black. It applies nicely and dries really quickly. It leaves a slightly glossy finish. The con is that it is not water proof, infact if you smudge it with your finger a few times and it'll 
disappear :(

That All Folks!!
Hope you liked the haul and let me know in the comments below what would you like to purchase out of these..if any :)

xoxo
Aditi



19/01/2019

Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Foundation in Buff Beige: Review, Price and FOTD

19.1.19 10 Comments
 I remember the time when I had just one foundation and even that used to expire before hitting bottom. Ignorance was bliss and I didn't care much how closely the foundation matched me. All I was concerned about was that the foundation comes in three shades and generally the medium shade matches me fine. So even if that 'more ignorant than me' sales girl at the store tries to shove the lightest shade down my throat, I've to try to resist and buy medium.. 
Lesser options, easier life!!
Flash forward to 2019..... Tons of stuff sitting in stash and I know exactly what to mix with what to get my desired shade, coverage and finish.. Complicated much but that's what knowledge does.
Having tried liquid, cream, gel and powder foundations, what's left was the cushion foundations. Now before I begin with the review, let me tell you it's a whole gimmick where much little product is offered to you at much higher price in the name of cushion foundations.
Let's get started with the review:
 Price/Quantity: ₹899/15mg

Ingredients:

Packaging:
Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Foundation with SPF 15 comes in a round cute plastic case. Inside the case, sits a sponge filled with foundation and below it in a different compartment there is a puff to apply it. The shade on the case packaging denotes the actual foundation shade. The case click locks firmly and is superb for traveling with.

Shade: Buff Beige 119A

Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Foundation was launched in 4 different shades in India. For reference, I'm NC30 in MAC and the shade Buff Beige is a close match to me. It is a medium warm shade with yellow undertones. Now when a product from a drugstore brand is a little on the higher spectrum of price, it is expected to atleast give a better shade range to its customer base. 899 bucks for a total of four shade option isn't justified at all.

Finish/Coverage/Longevity
 Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Foundation has a very light weight formula. It applies smoothly and leaves a satin/dewy finish that my dry skin totally loves. Surprisingly it makes the skin look primed even without using a primer.
It gives a medium coverage at first application but it is buildable. In any case,I don't find it to be a full coverage foundation.
I wore this foundation for a good 9 hours to test and I could see the shine on my t-zone within 5 hours of the wear...this given the fact that I have a dry skin. So maybe you can skip it if you have an oily skin or make pressed powder your best friend.

My 2cents:
 Firstly,with plethora of options of the foundation formula from cream to liquid to gel and sprays to finally stick and cushion foundations, I feel most comfortable with liquid foundations.
Secondly, I feel a bit cheated for my value of money in this cushion foundation since it offers much little product for the price paid.
Thirdly, I feel the shade range needs a quick revamp and expansion.
Fourthly, although my dry skin really loves the formula and finish of this foundation, I have the habit of mixing different foundations for the desired shade/longevity/finish which isn't really convenient with this product.

I like the fact that it has SPF 15 but again SPF15 isn't enough to stop sunburns, you will still need a sunblock underneath if damage to skin due to sun exposure is your concern.

In the FOTDs above, I've tried to keep everything muted so that the foundation can show up and doesn't get lost in the eye makeup or bright lips.

All in all, it's a foundation that gives medium coverage and dewy glow to the skin and it would work fine for the dry/normal even combination skinned beauties provided you find a GOOD shade match.

Hope the review helps you. Lemme know your thoughts if you've given it a try already!!

xoxo
Aditi


10/01/2019

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

10.1.19 1 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


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