Faces Canada long wear eye Pencil – Solid Black review and swatch

Faces long wear eye Pencil – Solid Black

MRP: Rs. 449


Faces long wear eye Pencil

I was at Faces counter looking for Magneteyes Kajal launched recently but it was out of stock, however SA at the counter got me convinced to buy this Solid black Eye Pencil which claims to be waterproof and smudge proof. He drew the line on his hand with it and then rubbed cream on it after few seconds, i was very impressed to see that the  line was intact, no smudging and no fading.

Packaging: The Eye Pencil comes in black color with a black colored plastic cap. There is no inbuilt sharpener.

Faces long wear eye Pencil-solid black-swatch

Color: Dark black color.

Faces long wear eye Pencil-solid black

Texture: Texture is smooth and creamy but does not crumble. It glides smoothly and provides a dark black color in one swipe.

Application: Application is ideal if you apply it with light hand, it gives the precise finish and color in single swipe. I have applied it on water line and on upper eye lids and did not found any issue with the application.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is one area where it earned brownie points, it goes opaque in single swipe. Just the single stroke is required for full color coverage.

Faces long wear eye Pencil-solid black-swatches

Longevity: I had wear time of 7-8  hours with slight fading on upper eye lid. I am very impressed with the staying power, the people with hooded eyes may experience smudging but i didn’t had any problem.

Removal: You need good oil based remover to remove all the traces of this Eye Pencil. It is difficult to remove.


  1. Blackest of Black Color.
  2. Waterproof
  3. Smudge proof
  4. Glides smoothly due to creamy texture.
  5. Highly Pigmented.
  6. Long wear time.


  1. No sharpener provided.
  2. Difficult to remove.

My Verdict: It is one of those eye pencils which looks equally beautiful both on water line and upper eye lid. The color is blackest of black, i loved wearing it as it stays intact for long hours. Totally recommend it 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5

Faces long wear eye Pencil-india

Faces long wear solid black eye pencil-fotd


NEW LAUNCH: Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick SIN- MAC Collection

NEW LAUNCH: Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick SIN- MAC Collection

MRP: Rs. 1,600

So.. we could not wait till weekend to lay our hands on MAC Toledo Lipsticks. HJK rushed to Elante Mall, Chandigarh as it was Out of Stock in Delhi, Noida and got this beautiful shade called SIN. These lipsticks are priced at Rs. 1,600. There are 6 Lipsticks launched in this range, 3 belongs to red color category, one is orange, one is a peachy nude shade and the last one is SIN which is a beautiful deep dark burgundy red. We will soon be posting the swatches and look. Stay tuned.

Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick SIN

Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick SIN

Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick SIN


Lancome Color Design Ombre Mono Effects Sensational Eye Shadow Quad-Review

Lancome Color Design Ombre Mono Effects Sensational Eye Shadow Quad

MRP: $19.99

During recent trip to India my Aunt got me this eye shadow Quad from USA. I have used Lancome’s makeup Kit recently and found it very moderate in quality, i will review it soon on Blog. However that is my personal opinion,  i am aware of the brand’s Hype and all the quality makeup products they claim to sell. This eye shadow quad is perfect mix of daily wear and evening wear eye shadows.

Lancome Ombre Mono Effects-eyeshadow quad

Lancome eyeshadow quad

4 Color variants are:

  1. Exhibition(sheen)- Mute brownish pink color.
  2. Daylight (matte)- Off White matte shade.
  3. Trendy (sheen)-Beautiful purple shade, my second favorite shade.
  4. The new black (metallic)- Black color with hint of shinny silver sparkles, this is my favorite one 🙂


Left to Right: The new black, Trendy, Exhibition, Daylight (without primer)Lancome Color Design Ombre Mono Effects-swatches

Below is with Flash (without primer)
Lancome Color Design Ombre Mono Effects-swatches with flash

Texture/formula: The texture is powdery but easy to apply and blend.

Application: I applied it with fingers and brush as well and both of the application techniques works for this eyeshadow quad.

Pigmentation: These are highly pigmented eyeshadow, totally loved them.  Day light is a kind of brow bone highlighter and it serves its purpose.

Longevity: I had a wear time of 6-7 hours without creasing and slight fading.

Removal: Easy to remove with any makeup remover or cleanser.


  1. Nice color variants in quad.
  2. Very easy to apply and blend.
  3. No fall out.
  4. Highly pigmented.
  5. No creasing.
  6. Good staying power.


  1. Availability can be an issue, however you can buy it on Ebay and Amazon.

My Verdict: I totally loved this eyeshadow quad and have been using it ever since i got it. The colors are nice, suited for day wear and evening wear as well.

Rating: 4.5/5

Below is picture of mine wearing shade Trendy. Lancome Color Design Ombre Mono Effects-trendy shade

Lancome Color Design Ombre Mono Effects-trendy shade

Below is picture of HJK wearing shade The New Black. maybelline lipstick-blushing bud 705


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow – Fierce & Tangy Review

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow – Fierce & Tangy

MRP: Rs. 350

Maybelline color tattoo fierce and tangy

Product Description by Maybelline:

  • Dare to wear our longest-lasting shadow.
  • Our ink technology creates super-saturated color.
  • Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade.

Why you will love it?

  • Dare to wear 24HR shadow.
  • Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation.
  • Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant.
  • Ophthalmologist-tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

For Best Results:

  • High impact look:
    Illuminate. With fingertips, sweep all over eye from inner corner and work outwards.  For added drama, darken as desired.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Range has 10 beautiful shades, today i am going to review Fierce and Tangy which is a beautiful orange shade with metallic sheen.

Packaging: Maybelline Fierce and Tangy eye shadow comes in a beautiful transparent jar with black plastic cap. Due to transparent packaging the color of the tattoo eyeshadow is easy to identify.

Maybelline color tattoo by eyestudio

Color: Fierce and Tangy is a beautiful Orange shade with a nice metallic sheen, the color is very ideal for summers. I have applied it on my upper eyelid and then smoothed the edges with a random grey eye shadow.

Maybelline color tattoo 24 hour eyeshadow

Texture: Maybelline Fierce and Tangy eyeshadow has creamy texture, i love creamy eyeshadow as they spread evenly and provides a precise finish. Although the texture is creamy but it settles very quickly and you need to blend it fast to have the desired result. And once it is settled it does not budge at all and stays for long.

Maybelline color tattoo 24 eyeshadow-fierce and tangy

Application: Application is smooth, i applied it with a colorbar eye shadow brush on the lids and then smudged with the fingers. For this particular eye shadow i found application smooth with fingers rather than brush. Also, you need to blend it fast as it settles quickly. Below is the swatch of the Fierce and Tangy.

Maybelline color tattoo-swatch


Longevity: The longest i had it on me is for 7-8 hours and i have to admit it does not budge at all. No creasing, no smudging and no fade out.

Removal: Removal is easy if you remove it with a good oil based removal.


  1. Nice and sturdy packaging.
  2. A very beautiful orange shade, ideal for summers.
  3. Creamy texture which spreads evenly.
  4. Smooth application.
  5. Blends easily.
  6. Smudge proof.
  7. Very Long staying power.
  8. No Creasing
  9. Given the quality the price is totally worth it.


  1. Settles quickly so needs fast blending.

My Verdict: I LOVE IT 🙂 and recommend all you beauties to atleast pick one shade from this range.

Rating: 5/5

maybelline color tattoo fierce and tangy swatch

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Maybelline Color Sensational Blushing Bud 705 Lipstick review and swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Blushing Bud 705

MRP: $7.49/ Rs. 450

Maybelline blushing bud review

Maybelline blushing bud 705

Pastels are the shades for this spring and summer and Maybelline has launched their pastel range which consists of beautiful shades and i am reviewing such one shade called Blushing Bud today.

Color: Color of Maybelline Blushing Bud is a very muted pink shade with very subtle glossy finish. If you have pigmented lips i advise you to stay away from this shade. It will suit medium to fair skinned beauties. I advise to pair it with heavy eye makeup like with black eye shadow, black smokey eyes or heavy kohl rimmed eyes.

Maybelline blushing bud

Maybelline blushing bud bullet

Texture: Texture of the Maybelline Blushing Bud is creamy, it does not dry the lips and is very hydrating.

Application: Application is easy and it glides very smoothly on the lips, however the finish may be uneven if you have dry patches on lips. It highlights dryness and looks very bad on dry lips. I advise to prep the lips before application, exfoliation and moisturizing is must.

Pigmentation: The lipstick is very moderately pigmented. It does not provide full coverage and if you have pigmented lips then this lipstick is a big NO for you.

Longevity: I am not impressed with the staying power, i had the wear time of only 3-4 hours. It transfers on cups and glasses and does not survive meals.


  1. Beautiful muted pink color.
  2. Glossy Finish.
  3. Creamy texture
  4. Smooth application
  5. Feels Hydrated on lips.
  6. Very flattering shade for fair skinned beauties.
  7. It does not stain the lips


  1. Very Average pigmentation
  2. Not ideal for dark skinned beauties.
  3. Not ideal for pigmented lips.
  4. Highlights dry patches on lips.
  5. Still not available in India.
  6. Average staying power.

My Verdict: I liked the creamy texture and smooth application, it looks lovely with dark eyes either black smokey eye or dark kohl rimmed eyes.

Rating: 3.5/5

maybelline lipstick-blushing bud 705

Maybelline fotd blushing bud


Maybelline Color Show Go Graffiti : Pop Goes My Heart 803, Unmellow Yellow Review and Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Go Graffiti : Pop Goes My Heart and Unmellow Yellow

Maybelline color show go grafitti

Maybelline go graffiti pop goes my heart

Maybelline go graffiti unmellow yellow-nail paint

MRP: Rs. 145 for 6ml

So Finally Maybelline New York has launched their Graffiti range in India this year. Recently colorbar has launched their graffiti top coats, one of which is Masquerade which i have reviewed on Blog Here.

Today i am going to review Pop Goes My Heart which is a top coat and beautiful mix of red and white round dots and heart shape hexes and Unmellow Yellow which is a mix of black and lime green dots and circular hexes.

I tried Pop Goes My heart on red and white base coat but found that hexes were not much visible on these two base coats so later i tried it on black and i loved the result. Maybelline has nailed it this time on both of the aspects i.e. Quality and Price. Their competitor Colorbar Graffiti nail paints are priced at 499 for 15m, although Maybelline ones contains only 6ml product but i guess that is more than enough, i will be very much happy to pay less price for less product.

maybelline color show go graffiti

The texture of the nail paints are ideal for application, it is dense and not runny. It takes time to dry and provides you enough time to control the placement of the  hexes and dots with the brush very easily.

I will let pictures do all the talking as i am loving the results and thank you Maybelline for launching Graffiti range, Colorbar is going to get a tough competition here, eh?? 🙂

I had a wear time of 5-6 days with these top coats. The Removal process is difficult like all other glitter top coats but that is such a tiny gripe.

My Rating: 5/5. Loved it!!!

Pop Goes My Heart

Maybelline go graffiti review

go graffiti pop goes my heart

Maybelline color show go graffiti pop goes my heart

Maybelline color show go graffiti

Maybelline go graffiti top coat

Unmellow Yellow

Maybelline go graffiti unmellow yellow

Maybelline Unmellow Yellow

Maybelline Unmellow Yellow-swatch


Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick – Red Addict review and Swatches

Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick: Red Addict 13

MRP: Rs. 699

Faces ultime pro matte range

Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick Red Addict

Packaging: Faces ultime pro lipstick in red addict comes in a long cylindrical pen style matte black case. The name of the shade is written at the bottom of the case. 
Faces ultime pro long wear matte lipstick-packaging
Color: Color is a beautiful bright orangish red shade. The shade name is misleading as it is neither a red nor a orange shade but a mix of both. It will suit Medium to fair skin tone. 
faces ultime pro matte lipstick-red addict
Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Red Addict Lipstick
Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Red Addict Lipstick Swatch
Texture/formula: Texture is smooth and buttery. Also, it does not make the lips dry at all and that is very unusual for a matte lipstick. However it settles into lip lines and highlights them, one of the disappointing trait i found in this lipstick. 
Application: Due to buttery texture the lipstick glides smoothly on the lips, however you need to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before application as this lipstick has a tendency to highlight dry flaky areas. Also, moisturizer will keep the lip dryness at bay as matte lipsticks tends to make the lips dry.
Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Red Addict Lipstick FOTD
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is the best part of this matte range. One swipe gives the amazing color coverage. I love the strong pigmented lipsticks as the strong color gives the oomph factor and you need to worry about the rest of the makeup. In pics below i have kept rest of the makeup very basic and let the lips do all the talking  🙂 such is the power of this pigmented lip shade named Red Addict.
faces ultime pro matte lipstick-red addict

Longevity: I am wearing it to office daily for past 3-4 days and i must say it does stay for the considerably longggg time. On me it stayed for 6-7 hours with minor fading around the corner of the lips, i had a meal in between and tea as well. If you eat something oily then it tends to fade from the middle of the lip and requires touch up. Overall, it has a very good wear time and i am very impressed with it.

Staining/Removal: I have not experienced any staining on the lips. I removed it with Sephora oil based makeup remover and  it got removed very easily.


  1. Sleek Packaging
  2. Very beautiful bright mix of orange+red color.
  3. Buttery smooth texture.
  4. Application is very easy, lipstick glides smoothly on lips.
  5. It does not make the lips dry.
  6. Superbly pigmented lipstick.
  7. Gives a glowy effect on the face, brightens the face instantly.
  8. Long wear time.
  9. It does not stain the lips.


  1. Highlights the dry flaky areas on lips.
  2. Need to exfoliate the lips.
  3. Being the matte texture, it may feel dry on lips however i have not experienced any dryness at all.

My Verdict: This is the first time i have tried a matte shade from Faces and i am really impressed with the packaging, texture, pigmentation and staying power. I Recommend it!!

Rating: 4.5/5

Faces ultime pro red addict pics

Faces red addict matte lipstick-swatch

Faces ultime pro matte lipstic-swatch


New Launch: Maybelline Color Show Go Graffiti – Pop Goes My Heart

Maybelline Color Show Go Graffiti – Pop Goes My Heart

Sneak Peek at Maybelline Color Show Go Graffiti – Pop Goes My Heart.

Update: Full review is posted here. New Launch: Maybelline Color Show Go Graffiti - Pop Goes My Heart


Colorbar Pro Crackle Top Coat – Foil blast : Review and Swatch

Colorbar Pro Crackle Top Coat Foil Blast


Description by Colorbar:
Now to create tremendously beautiful fingernail designs, one doesn’t have to learn artistic skills. We hereby present Crackle Top Nail lacquer which will create amazing textured crackle looking designs to your toe and fingernails. Application Technique Apply one thick coat of the regular nail enamel, wait for it to dry. Apply one thick coat of Crackle Top Coat in one stroke, and avoid going backwards, this hue will create amazing textured crackle looking designs to your nails.

Recommended Application:
Paint your nail with your favorite color and leave it to dry. Then follow it with the Colorbar Pro Crackle Top Coat and wait for the fun to begin.
Tip: Use bright shades of nail color as the base to create striking looks

They have three top coats under this range:

  1. Black Crackle: This is a dark black shade.
  2. Smashed Cherry: This is a red shade.
  3. Foil Blast: Foil blast is a sparkly silver shade

MRP: Rs. 499 for 15ml 

Colorbar Crackle Nail paints are a savior for lazy bones like me, who love to experiment but doesn’t have much time(sometimes efforts) to put in. This is my rescue top coat for days when i want something different and captivating on my nails. Today i am going to review the shade Foil Blast.

Colorbar Pro Crackle Top Coat

colorbar foil blast

Color: As said above, Foil blast is a beautiful silver top coat with shimmer in it. It stands out the most on dark base coat.

Brush: Brush is wide and ideal for precise application, it cover my nails in just two swipes.

Colorbar Pro Crackle Top Coat Foil Blast

Texture and Application: Hmm..texture is little thick for my liking. I find it difficult to apply, moreover it became more thick in nature over time and i have to put in a little nail paint remover to lessen the thickness. You need to be very careful while applying it, just make sure to apply thick coat once and then leave it for some time to have the crackling effect. Applying second coat is a big no as it will give a messy finish.

Dry Time: Dry time is quick, the top coat gives the crackling effect with in seconds and then sets immediately.

Longevity: It stayed on me for 3-4 days without a transparent top coat. You may apply the top coat to increase the wear time.

Colorbar crackling nail paint-foil blast

Colorbar crackling top coat

Colorbar Top Coat Foil Blast-swatch

colorbar crackling

My Verdict: It is a very nice option to consider for a quick quirky Manicure, you will love it. I have been using this for a past year and so and tried it on various base coats and i must say i love it every time 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5 Just wish the texture was a little less thicker so as to give the smooth application.


Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner : Metallic Bronze – review and Swatch

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner : Metallic Bronze

MRP: Rs. 800

Lakme Absolute gel addict eye Liner

Lakme absolute-gel-addict Liner

lakme absolute gel liner metallic bronze

Color: Lakme has launched this beautiful range of gel liners last year. I purchased Metallic Bronze on my recent shopping trip, as name depicts it is a beautiful  Bronze shade with metallic sheen. But the negative point is that the color doesn’t have depth and much of the coverage. in single swipe. You need to layer it to show the bronze color effectively on the eyes, specially on upper eye lid.

Lakme Gel Addict Liner Metallic bronze


Packaging: The product comes in a round jar with a long cap. The cap has a detachable brush inside which is very handy and has smooth bristles. The brush is ideal for application, It is curved at the edges that helps to create a thin to medium and thicker line. I found the packaging very innovative and cult.

Lakme absolute gel liner metallic Bronze

Lakme absolute gel addict liner swatch

Texture/formula: The texture is very smooth and ideal. It spreads evenly and neither it is too thick nor too runny and gives a  precise application. And the best part is that it is water proof, yay yayy..i love it 🙂

Longevity: It stayed on me all day long, i wore it to the office. The color was intact and so was the metallic sheen. I had the wear time of 7-8 hours.

Removal: As this is waterproof liner, so you need a good oil based makeup remover to completely remove it.

My Verdict: Metallic Bronze is a nice shade, i just wish the color had more intensity and richness. I had to layer it to have the desired color, but then too it felt very lightweight on the eyes. This is the first Indian brand that has come up with the colored gel liners and i am very impressed with it. Totally recommend!! and i would love to try the other shades from the same range.

Rating: 4.5/5

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch
(Above pic is with flash)

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch


  1. Nice bronze color with metallic sheen.
  2. Very Handy and trendy packaging.
  3. Smooth texture which spreads evenly.
  4. Brush is ideal for application.
  5. Waterproof.
  6. Long wear time.
  7. Feels very light weight on the lids.


  1. Color lacks intensity. You need to layer up to have the dark bronze shade.
  2. Some may find the price too steep for a gel liner, but i found it a totally worthy product

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch fotd

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner – Swatches

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner

Price: Rs. 800

Last year Lakme has launched the colored gel liners under their Lakme Absolute Range. The Range has total of 7 liners:

1. White Delight
2. Vine Yard
3. Tempting Teal
4. Grey Ash
5. Deep Sea
6. Metallic Bronze
7. Must Have

Lakme absolute gel liner swatches
From Left to Right: White Delight, Grey Ash, Deep Sea, Metallic Bronze, Tempting teal, Vine Yard. One shade is missing i.e. Must have, it is a dark black shade.

Lakme Describes them as:

  • Professional finish gel liner
  • Very intense, vibrant color
  • Smudge proof and water proof
  • Long lasting formula

I have bought Metallic Bronze and will post the detailed review Soon. Till then enjoy the swatches and i would love to know which one is your favorite?



MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick review and Swatch

MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick

Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM! Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make noise as this iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson. The global pop phenomenon kicks off her VIVA GLAM with two surefire hits: a super-sexy hot pink Lipstick and matching Lipglass with sparkling pearl shimmer. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

MAC viva glam miley-cyrus

The MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick/Lipglass is launched in India in March. It is the latest collection of Viva Glam and this time in collaboration with Miley Cyrus. Few weeks ago I visited MAC in TGIP Noida to check this shade as I was intimidated by so much of hype created by media and bloggers regarding this new launch. Honestly I was not very excited when I tried it on my lips, firstly i found it too Neonish and secondly I found the coverage poor when I tried it on my upper lip which is slightly pigmented, I stopped then and there, wiped the lip and walked away.  Disappointed and heartbroken I left fuming and cursing the hype surrounding it. Few days later I saw a fellow blogger wearing this shade and nailing it totally and it got me thinking that May be I should give it a second chance. So this weekend again I went to the store with Mr. Husband and tried it on and surprisingly I liked it. I swiped it multiple times to build the color and saw that it covered my pigmented lip evenly and largely. Yes the Neon thing was still there but I noticed that it brightens my face unlike other neons. Mr. Husband is my biggest critic and gives his opinion openly and honestly , and he too liked the shade. So I took this beauty home and that is how I got my first Viva Glam lipstick. Enough of the story telling 🙂 let’s jump to the review now:

Packaging: It has limited edition packaging featuring Miley’s signature.

MAC viva glam-cover

MAC viva glam-miley-cyrus

Color: The color is bright pink with slight hint of Neon. It is a perfect color for summers and gives a nice glow to the face. If you love pink shades and have not tried Girl About Town and Impassioned by MAC yet then you should try this shade, it is a very pretty and vibrant pink. However it is not a very unique shade, you can find many dupes of it. I will do a separate post on that later.

Texture/Formula: The texture of the MAC Viva glam Miley Cyrus is very creamy and buttery. It doesn’t settles into lip lines but highlights any dryness on the lips.


MAC viva glam miley cyrus cover

Application: Lipstick glides smoothly on the lips due to its buttery texture.  I would suggest to prep and moisturize your lips beforehand so as to get hydrated and soft lips through out the wear time.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is okay, the color has medium to buildable coverage. One swipe doesn’t cover the pigmented lips and you need multiple swipes to build the color. But the best part is that multiple swipes doesn’t make the lips look cakey or layered.

viva glam miley cyrus lipstick swatch
(Above is in normal light)

(Above is in flash light)

Longevity: It stayed on me for good 6-7 hours, it fades from the corners and middle of the lips during heavy meal and requires touch-up.

Staining: It stains the lips heavily, not sure why all the pink MAC lipsticks stains the lips 🙁

My Verdict: Overall i loved it, the color and texture is drool worthy. I am enjoying wearing it and loves the glow it gives on the face. However there is nothing unique about this lipstick, you can find many dupes of it.

Rating: 4/5


MAC viva glam miley cyrus lipstick



  1. Very pretty bright pink color
  2. Nice Packaging with Miley’s Signature.
  3. Creamy and buttery texture.
  4. Glides easily on lips.
  5. Buildable color coverage.
  6. Long Wearing.


  1. Easily Dupable.
  2. May not go well with dark skinned beauties due to its neon undertones.
  3.  Stains the lips heavily.