Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Everyday Wear Neutral Lipsticks for Indian Skin

3 years of no show and here I am with a post for the office/college goers :)

So I have been loving subtle brown smokey eyes and neutral lipsticks these days and have rounded up few favourites of mine that are always in my lipstick rotation. I will be doing individual reviews of these soon.

The list has 14 shades *just realized that is a lot* that will cater to a variety of skin tones. These lipsticks are NOT nude - pastel shades as I have not yet grasped the need for pastel nudes. The ones listed down add colour to the face subtly and compliment different eye looks.

  • Mac Spice : I have been leaning towards peachy browns for few months now as they compliment my warm yellow skin. Mac Spice is a warm peachy brown shade that does not wash me out and is the right amount of neutral for yellow skin. Does not dry out my lips and settles into a flat matte finish. Will suit fair to dusky skin. Price : Rs.1450/-
  • Maybelline Touch of Spice : It is much sought after and is often out of stock along with toasted brown *which I have been chasing around with no luck*. The shade is a pinkish brown with slight cool undertones. This will suit fair to medium skin and has a tendency to wash out dusky skin. Price : Rs.499/-
  • L'Oreal Nude Allude : This pro matte gloss was recommended to me by Deepika of Divassence. Such a beautiful muted reddish brown shade with hints of peach in it. It is muted enough for everyday wear yet brings life to the face. Cannot recommend it enough. It sets to a velvet matte finish and will suit all skin colors *promise*. Price : Rs. 799/-
  • Mac Retro : This lipstick has not received its dues unlike the over hyped ones *Cosmo/Mehr*. If you have warm yellow tones to your skin, you must give retro a try. It is a deep shade with pink, brown and red mix. Price : Rs.1450/-
  • Mac Brick - O - La : Brick - o - La and Retro are sisters. They don't look the same but are related. Brick - o -la is a touch lighter than Retro and has less brown in it. Price : Rs.1450/-
  • Nykaa Naughty Nude : Naughty Nude is a peachy brown shade. It sets to a semi matte finish and will suit fair to dusky skin. Not sure how it will show up on dark skin. Price : Rs. 399/-
  • Colorbar Café latte : Café Latte - you would expect it be a full blown brown shade. But it is not. It is similar to nykaa's naughty nude lipstick but has more pink in it and has a creamy glossy finish which I love. Price : Rs.499/-
  • Lakme Rosy Sunday : This one was a surprise. I am not into Lakme lipsticks. Got this when I was having mood swings. However, it is one of those lipsticks that is just right to brighten Monday mornings. A combination of peach and pink that will look good across skin shades. Does into dry put my lips with its matte finish.
  • Sugar Better Call Salmon : Better Call Salmon is a pale pink - peach shade that is strictly for fair skin. It tends to wash me out on bad skin days. I would recommend wearing it over a darker lip pencil.
  • Sugar Breaking Bare : Breaking Bare is nowhere near bare on my lips. It is a muted berry-pink shade that is definitely *there*. Like the matte finish of the pout time vivid lipsticks as they do not dry out the lips.
  • Chambor Tender Coral : This lipstick is from the Orosa range that is known for its creamy finish. Colour wise it is a brown based coral which will suit fair- medium warm skin. Price : Rs. 995/-
  • Mac Soar : Another huge favourite of mine. Soar is the perfect everyday pink for fair to dusky skin. People who hate how cosmo/mehr looks on them please take note. Price : Rs. 1450/-
  • Chambor 402 : Tbh, not a fan of liquid lipsticks as they make my lips look like prunes. Chambor 402 too has the notorious tendency to dry out my lips. However, the shade is a pretty mauvy pink that works great for office. Price : Rs. 845/-
  • Mac See Sheer : I already have a dedicated review on this pretty peach shade that has a lustre finish. Perfect peach shade for the summers. Price : Rs.1450/-

Hope you find the post useful. Let me know which ones do you own and which ones are your favourites!!



Sunday, 12 April 2015

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick in MAT 2 : Review and Swatches !!

It is summer when you sweat incessantly at 6 AM. And the dreadful summers are back in Chennai. Summer in Chennai is not a cause for celebration I guarantee you. But the least one can do is smother the lips in bright orange colors ;) 

Personally I am a fan of creamy glossy lipsticks. Then there are days when even the creamy lover in me longs for the bleed proof matte lipsticks. If you are in the lookout for a matte lipstick in orange at a budget friendly price, you have landed at the right page.

The Maybelline MAT 4 lipstick is a warm orange shade with red undertones that makes it look amazing on warm skin tones.

Though it is a matte lipstick, the application goes smooth and even. No patchiness.

The pigmentation is damn good. I need only a single swipe to cover my lips. But if your lips are very pigmented, you can run over once more for an even color deposit.

Since it is matte, I would urge you to apply a lip balm 10 mins before and wipe it off prior to application.

It settles to a matte finish within seconds of application and stays put for a solid 3 hours. On eating food, it fades out from the center of lips. So touch up is needed after food.

Starts drying out my lips after an hour so I keep applying a colorless lip balm at regular intervals.

It turns to a hot pink shade on my lips after sometime but all oranges turn hot pink on me :( 

I really love the color and matte finish of the lipstick. It is not neon-y yet brightens the face instantly. A great color for the Indian skin.

MAT 4 is redder and darker compared to MAT2.

Disclaimer : The product was sent by the brand for consideration. But my opinions are honest swear to God ;) 

P.S : I so want to own Lady danger and Vegas Volt from MAC but ended up picking up from some other color family this time. Will review that soon :) 

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Maybelline The Colossal Eyeliner Review

So here I am with more than adequate experience with the newly launched Maybelline colossal eyeliner. And I must say I am hooked all the way.

It used to be just my kajal and mascara till 2 months back. Eyeliner was reserved for days I felt awesome. Then I got the Hypersharp liner which I will review shortly. But suffice to say this colossal liner from the same brand has made me wear eyeliner everyday since the day I got it. 

Time for the formal review tadaaa.

Price : Rs. 450/- 

The eyeliner comes in the form of a pen with a sketchy (?) tip. The felt tip makes application really a breeze. One can make the liner thin/thick easily. The tip is not as fine as that of hypersharp but if you are someone who finds it hard to make thick/medium sized lines with the hypersharp, you would love this one.

The color is not jet black but is very well pigmented. You can build up the intensity without the eyeliner going flaky.

Staying power is 7-8 hours after which it starts fading but does not disappear completely :) I do not have oily lids so you might want to take that into consideration.

Overall I am impressed with this liner. So if you are someone who is not adept at doing the liner with liquid liners, give this a shot. I bet you would go gaga over this one ;) 

Lakme Absolute Kohl on the upper and lower waterlines, Maybelline Colossal eyeliner on the upper lashline and L'oreal Million Volume lashes mascara on the lashes work together great to make your peepers look "ah well beautiful" :)

Disclaimer : The product was sent by the brand for consideration. But my opinions are honest swear to God ;) 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Chambor Moisture Plus Lipstick in Coral Plus Review and Swatches!!

I am a hopelessly romantic person. Even little gestures make me go mushy.

And a lip color that has the perfect mixture of coral and pink whipped together is sure to make me go weak in the knees ;)

So when I came across the shade in Flirtatious Pink Take me as I am lipcolor from Colorbar, I was ready to splurge till Deepika asked me to check the Chambor counter. Armed with the wrist swatch of FP, I marched down and found the same shade in Moisture Plus range :D 200 bucks saved phew!!'

This is my first Chambor makeup product not considering the makeup remover I received as a part of some bag once:O Never got around to buying stuff from their counter. Coming to the packaging, it has a navy blue body with silver band around the opening. Previously these used to have a full silver body. Sturdy and travel friendly packaging but very mediocre to look at.

The color as mentioned is a soft coral pink that luks fresh.

The texture is soft. Glides buttery smooth and has good pigmentation. Pigmented lips can be covered with 2/3 swipes. Does not look cakey when built up.

Provides a creamy finish and glossy sheen on application. The sheen vanishes after 20-30 mins and the color lasts for 2-3 hours without food. For this price, the lipstick should last longer.

Is transferable but any lipstick should be left alone at least for the initial 30 mins or so to set. Becomes less prone to transfer that way :)

The one daunting thing about this lipstick is the smell.It has a weird smell that lasts for 10 mins at least and I really do not appreciate it.

It has a white moisture core at the center that lends a softness to the lipstick. 

Price : Rs. 695/-

Overall, a pretty fresh take on the coral pink lipsticks. I would use it more often had it not been the fragrance.

Loved this color ? Or is it Nay ? 

Till Next Post ;)


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