Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Lipstick Reb 01 review and swatch

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Lipstick Reb 01

I have earlier reviewed Maybelline Go Graffiti – Pop Goes My Heart from the newly launched Rebel Bouquet collection and today i am going to review one of their newly launched lipsticks from the same collection. I visited the mall and there were just two shades available and i picked this beautiful red shade called Reb 01. Below are the some of the pictures i clicked at the Maybelline Counter.

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet collection

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet collection

MRP: Rs. 450

Packaging: Regular color sensational square packaging with red plastic cap.

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-packaging

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-packaging-reb01

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-reb 01

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-Reb01

Color: Beautiful red shade with a glossy finish. I am more of a matte person but i liked this color and the glossy finish it gives. It lit up the face instantly.

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick reb01-swatch

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-reb 01-swatch

Texture/Formula: Texture is creamy and glossy and the formula does not dry the lips. It keeps the lips soft and supple.

Application: Application is easy and lipstick glides smoothly on the lips.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is okay, you need 2-3 swipes to have the full coverage.

Longevity: I had 3-4 hours of wear time. The lipstick does not survive heavy meals and leaves a red tint behind. It also transfers to the cups and glasses due to its glossy finish.

My Verdict: Well, it is a nice red shade and girls who have affinity towards glosses or glossy lipsticks will love it. But me, being a matte girl and a fan of long wearing lipsticks i did not liked it much. I wish it had more staying power.

Rating: 3.5/5

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-Reb01-fotd

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-Reb01-swatch

Love,
PJK

Colorbar Definer lip Liner – Creamy Nude review and swatches

Colorbar Definer lip Liner – Creamy Nude

colorbar creamy nude definer lip liner-packaging

MRP: Rs. 599

I have earlier reviewed Berry Rose, Just Coral and Mad Pink and today i am going to review one more liner from the same range. These lip liners are of awesome quality, i will call them one of the best lip liners i have tried so far.

Description on Colorbar Website:
Here comes a perfect partner for your lipstick that keeps it in place for an all day look.This waterproof magic lip wand works as a fabulous lip filler which makes a proper matte base for your lips. The innovative refined formula follows and outlines the lip contour with an adjustable coverage and does not smudge.

Application:
Extra Precise, Extremely soft, Highly Pigmented, Rich color pay-off, Full coverage.

Below is the review of Colorbar creamy nude definer lip liner:

Color: Beautiful nude color, perfect for summers.

colorbar creamy nude lip liner

Packaging: These comes in  silver sleek box packaging. The liner comes in a pencil body with black cap which has an inbuilt sharpener. The pencil has dipped end for immediate shade recognition. The plus point is built in sharpener, you need not to worry about carrying a one separately.

Texture: As the name specifies creamy nude is the creamiest of all the liners i have tried so far of this range. The formula does not dry the lips at all and keep them soft and supple. However in summers the creamy texture tends to the breakage of tip while sharpening or applying.

colorbar creamy nude 006 definer lip liner

Application: Application is smooth with Creamy nude definer lip liner, it works smoothly on lips and there is no pulling and tugging. Being this a creamy textured lip liner it is advised to apply it with very light hand to avoid tip breakage.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is good and one swipe gives the enough color coverage. However you can increase the coverage with multiple swipes and it won’t look cakey at all.

Longevity: The creamy nude definer lip liner stayed on me for 6-7 hours, meals and snacks included.

Pros:

  • Built in Sharpener.
  • The pencils are longer than standard sizes available in the market.
  • Very beautiful nude color.
  • Creamy texture.
  • Non Drying formula.
  • Dipped end for immediate shade recognition.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • Long Lasting.

Cons:

  • Creamy texture tends to the breakage of tip while sharpening or during application.
  • Leads to product wastage during sharpening.
  • Some may find these liner pricey but to me they are totally worth the price.

My Verdict: I Love creamy nude definer lip liner for its color, creamy texture and long wear time. These are the best lip liners available in the market under this price range.

Rating: 4.5/5.

Below is the Swatch of Creamy Nude definer lip liner.

colorbar creamy nude 006 lip liner-swatch

In the pic below I have topped it with a colorbar transparent lip gloss.

colorbar creamy nude lip liner-fotd

colorbar creamy nude 006-closeup

Regards,
PJK

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick – Review and Swatches

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

MAC lady danger lipstick-packaging

MAC lady danger packaging

MAC lady danger-packaging

MAC lady danger-swatch

MRP: Rs. 1450

Hey Ladies, how are you? Hope you all are enjoying summer heat..eh 😉

Today i am going to review one of my favorite coral red shade from MAC’s permanent Matte range.  This is my most favorite coral lipstick so far. It uplifts my mood and gives a very nice glow on my face

MAC describes it as Vivid Bright Coral Red shade. The texture is creamy and pigmentation is great, one swipe gives the enough color coverage and you can build the color as you like. However being this a matte shade it is bit on dry side after few hours of application and you need to moisturize your lips beforehand. It is a long wearing lipstick and i had a wear time of 7-8 hours, snacks and meals included. If you are a fan of bright colors then this lipstick won’t disappoint you, it gives a nice Aura on the face and let your lips do all the talking (obviously) 🙂

Pros:

  1. Beautiful bright Coral Red shade.
  2. Matte Finish.
  3. Creamy texture and glides smoothly on lips.
  4. Very good color coverage.
  5. Highly pigmented.
  6. Long wearing.
  7. Easy to remove.
  8. Gives a nice glow on face.

Cons:

  1. Can leave the lips dry after some time, it is advised to moisturize your lips before application to avoid the dryness.

My Verdict: I love it and if you love bright shades then this color is for you. It attracts the right amount of attention and brightens the face instantly.  However It is definitely not a color for weak hearted.

Rating: 4.5/5

This is how it looked on HJK and me.

MAC lady danger FOTD

MAC lady danger fotd

Love,
PJK

L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue

L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza sapphire blue

Description on Official Website of L’Oreal Paris:

Product Benefits- It lasts for up to 36 hours. – It is smudge proof. – Resists tears and sweat. – Does not smear, fade, rub off or stain the lids.

Application: Gel Intenza is incredibly versatile to use. It provides all the ease of a pencil eye liner with the durability of liquid. It is easy to apply, and unlike liquid, it can blend beautifully into the eye shadow to create high eye definition.

Innovation: Gel Intenza has a super-soft formula that glides on easily and evenly, leaving an intense colour finish for extreme eye-drama.It comes with its own brush and has a handy lid to keep your makeup case clean after use. The brush is the perfect shape for creating thick or fine flicks and enables you to get the product right in the lash line for a fuller look.

These liners are available in five shades. You can find the info about the shades at link below:

http://www.lorealparis.co.in/cosmetics/eyes/super-liner/royal-blue.aspx

MRP: Rs. 875

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue-packaging

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza  Sapphire Blue-packaging

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue-swatch

I bought the shade Sapphire blue which is Navy Blue in color with a hint of metallic sheen. The eye liner comes in a round glass jar, eye liner brush is also provided for precise application.  The texture is creamy and glides smoothly. I found the provided eye liner brush handy and perfect for application. Pigmentation is great and one swipe provides the good color coverage.I had it on me for 7-8 hours and it doesn’t budge at all.  Overall I am very impressed with the L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue.

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue-fotd

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H sapphire blue-fotd

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue-review

Pros:

  1. Beautiful navy blue color.
  2. Smooth and creamy texture.
  3. Eye Liner brush provided within the packaging.
  4. Provided Liner brush is ideal for precise application.
  5. Great color coverage and pigmentation.
  6. Smudge-proof.
  7. Waterproof

My Verdict: I am in love with L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H- Sapphire Blue. If you love gel liners, you must give it  a try.

Rating: 5/5

Love,
PJK

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick – Glamor Fuchsia

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick – Glamor Fuchsia L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick-packaging

L’Oreal Paris has launched their Cannes Collection 2015 few days back. The range comprises of Lipsticks, Glosses and Eye Liner.

Team Glamorous Gloss is led by Katrina Kaif which includes 13 shades of Glosses and Team Marvellous matte  is led by Sonam Kapoor which includes 12 shades of matte lipsticks same as existing Moist Matte range and the only difference is the packaging.

From the Limited edition Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick Range i bought Glamor Fuchsia.

Description given on L’oreal Paris Website:

Product Benefits: Color Riche Moist Mat, with pure pigments delivers intense luscious color for 6 hours in 12 irresistible shades. It consists of Jojoba oil that provides absolute hydration for up to 4 hours.

Application: Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich color pigments, L’Oréal Paris Color Riche L’ Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips. This all in one product gives you the colour intensity of a lipstick, the magnifying shine of a gloss and the softness of a balm.

Innovation: Enriched with a combination of carefully blended luxurious micro-oils – lotus flower, argan, camelia seed and rose canina fruit oil, L’Extraordinaire gives nourishing care, a super soft finish.  ]

Today i am going to review Glamor Fuchsia from Limited edition Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick Range.

MRP: Rs. 1,095

Packaging: This Limited Edition Swarovski Lipstick comes in a sleek black velvet case inside the original cardboard packaging. Lipstick case has Swarovski crystals embedded which gives a royal and luxurious feel. The Lipstick has new bullet shape that is curved to provide a precise application on lips.

L'Oreal Paris Cannes collection-packaging

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Mat Glamor Fuchsia

Color: L’Oreal Glamor Fuchsia is bright Fuchsia shade with purple undertone. The color will suit mostly all the skin tones.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick - Glamor Fuchsia

L'Oreal Paris Moist Mat Glamor Fuchsia

Texture/Formula: The texture is mighty fine, smooth and glides easily on Lips. The Formula is non drying which is rare in case of matte lipsticks, however the texture is not at all suitable for the dry lips and highlights the dryness. The lipstick feels very light on lips, i totally adore it for this quality.

Application: Application is easy due to the bullet shape, the bullet is curved in such a way that it glides precisely/evenly along the lip curves. However beginners needs to be extra conscious while applying the lipstick as it is insanely pigmented and stains heavily, so it can be very unforgiving in case you mistakenly applies outside the lip lines. For the best application it is advisable to exfoliate and moisturize your lips beforehand.

L'Oreal Paris Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick - Glamor Fuchsia

Pigmentation: L’Oreal Glamor Fuchsia is intensely pigmented. Just one swipe and you are good to go, it is that pigmented. It perfectly hides the pigmentation or any other flaws on lips.

l'oreal moist mat glamor fuchsia

Staying Power: It stayed on me for 6-7 hours (one meal and snacks included)with slight fading. My lips felt a bit dry after 5 hours or so.

Removal: Can be removed with any makeup remover, however it stains the lips heavily.

My Verdict: I totally loved L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Mat Swarovski Lipstick – Glamor Fuchsia. Lovely shade, nice texture, good staying power. It gets a thumbs up from my side.

Rating: 4.5/5

Color Riche Moist Matte-glamor Fuchsia

l'oreal glamor fuchsia fotd

Love,
PJK

How to remove Glitter Nail Polish Easily – Foil Method

How to remove Glitter Nail Polish Easily – Foil Method

I have not met a single girl who does not like wearing Glitter Nail Polishes, however removing them is such a cumbersome task. Today i am going to share a very easy method to remove the Glitter Nail Polishes without damaging the nails.

Here are step by step instructions of how you can do that. I had Maybelline Go Graffiti Pop Goes My Heart on my nails.

Maybelline color show go graffiti pop goes my heart

1. Take a cotton pad or cotton ball, soak it with remover and then wrap it around your nails.

2. Now take foil paper and tear it in parts which are sufficient enough to wrap around the cotton pads on your nails. This will look something like below picture.

Foil  method for glitter nail polish removal

3. Leave the cotton ball and foil on your nails for 3-5 minutes.

foil method

4. Remove foil and cotton ball one at a time in a twisting motion. The back-and-forth movement will help get rid of any extra glitter.

How to remove glitter nail polishes

5. Voila!! Glitter Free nails 🙂

Hope this would help you all to deal with the demons of Glitter Nail Polish removal 😉

Love,
PJK

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick- Plum Spell

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick- Plum Spell

MRP: Rs. 700
http://www.lakmeindia.com/lakme-hi-definition-matte-lipstick

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick packaging

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick-plum spell

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick-plum spell

Description by Lakme:

Lakmé Absolute’s latest range of high definition Sculpt lipsticks has arrived! One stroke of contoured perfection is all you need to get a chiseled, long wear experience with a rich matte finish. Available in 15 dramatic shades (the brightest shades so far in the Absolute range), Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick is your go-to professional product that provides nothing less than an expert finish.

Key Features:

How to Apply:

Color: Plum Spell is a beautiful Maroon plum shade, it is the same shade that Kareena Kapoor has worn in Lakme  Advertisement. It would be a very flattering color for dark Skinned beauties. I can clearly envision lupita nyong’o wearing this shade and rocking it 🙂

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition matte Lipstick-plum spell

Lakme Absolute Sculpt matte Lipstick-plum spell-swatch

Texture: The Texture is not creamy and if you have dry lips this will not apply smoothly. However the  texture is not too dry either because it feels smooth on lips. All in all it falls somewhat between dry texture category but not very drying. The texture highlights the dry and flaky lips.

Application: If you have dry lips then there would be lot of tugging so it is advisable to prep the lips before hand. Scrub and moisturize the lips to have the smooth application.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation is GOOD and one swipe provides the enough coverage, however you can layer it for high coverage and it will not feel cakey at all on lips.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick- Plum Spell

Longevity: I had a wear time of 6-7 hours including meal and snacks. It slightly fades from the corner of lips after heavy meal and requires touchup.

Staining: Nah!! It doesn’t stain the lips at all.

Pros:

  1. Very beautiful maroon plum shade.
  2. Classy Packaging.
  3. Matte Texture.
  4. Highly Pigmented.
  5. Long Wearing.
  6. Doesn’t stain the lips.
  7. Reasonably priced.
  8. Collection has vast range of color shades to choose from.

Cons:

  1. Not a forgiving texture for dry and chapped lips.

My Verdict: Lakme has nailed it this time with Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Range and kept the price reasonable as well. With the quality we are getting the price is totally WORTH it, moreover there are plenty of shades (15) to choose from. I am very IMPRESSED 🙂

Rating: 4.8/5

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick-plum spell-fotd

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick-plum spell-swatches

Lakme Plum Spell matte lipstick

Love,
PJK

Revlon ColorStay 24 hours foundation for Combination/Oily Skin- Sand Beige

Revlon ColorStay 24 hour Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin- Sand Beige

MRP: Rs. 995

http://www.revlon.com/products/face/foundation-makeup/colorstay-makeup-with-softflex-for-combination-oily-skin#309975410013||0

Revlon colorstay foundation-oil skin

revlon colorstay foundation-oily skin

Description on Revlon Website:
Longwearing coverage with Time Release Technology and a lightweight formula that won’t cake, fade, or rub off. Specifically made for combination or oily skin to control oil absorption and shine. Your look stays flawless throughout the day.

Features:
• Comfortable, shine-free finish for up to 24 hours
• 20 beautiful, longwearing shades
• Buildable to full coverage

We have heard a lot about this foundation due to its oil control quality, i however swear by my MAC Studio Fix  but lately i have noticed that my skin tone has lightened a bit and MAC Studio Fix was looking a bit dark on me. So i thought to start searching a foundation for oily skin as my skin turns really oily during summer season. We both did some research and finally settled upon Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin.

Packaging: The Revlon Foundation come in a glass bottle with a black pump. For maintaining the Hygiene the pump is closed/covered with a cap. The pump dispenses a small amount and the flow is very easy to control.

revlon colorstay 24 hour foundation-packaging

Color: I picked the color Sand Beige which i think is one tone light for me but goes perfectly with PJK’s skin tone. Revlon provides 20 color variants to choose from, very impressive.

revlon colorstay foundation-sand beige

Texture: The texture is not runny but it dries quickly, so you have to make sure to spread it fast so as to get the even finish. It settles quickly but i didn’t had any problem, i applied it using Real technique buffing brush. It also contains SPF(15).

Application: As i said above as texture sets very quickly on the skin so you need to quickly work on the foundation. The ideal way of application is using BRUSH, i used Real Technique BUFFING BRUSH.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination-Oily Skin

Coverage: It provides medium coverage, for heavy coverage a concealer is recommended to use with it. See the swatches below:

revlon colorstar makeup- swatch

Revlon Colorstay foundation-swatch

Longevity: It stayed on me for good 8-9 hours. True to its claim, it does control the oil and i am very impressed with the finish it gives. Oil control and matte finish is what makes it ideal for summers.

Pros:

  1. Sun Protection- Contains SPF15.
  2. 20 Color variants to choose from.
  3. Nice and sturdy Packaging.
  4. Application is easy if applied with brush.
  5. Controls the Oil.
  6. It doesn’t look Cakey.
  7. Long Lasting.
  8. Good Coverage.
  9. Shelf life of 3 years

Cons:

  1. Settles very quickly so blending with hands can be an issue. However with Brush it applies smoothly.
  2. Glass Packaging-prone to breakage.

My Verdict: I am in LOVE with it !! very ideal foundation for summer season. SPF15, oil control and matte finish, all three things in one foundation. Totally Recommend it.

Rating: 4.5/5. Half mark deducted for its tendency to settle quickly.

Revlon colorstay makeup-fotd

revlon colorstay makeup for combination-oily skin-swatch

Revlon colorstay 24 hour foundation-closeup

Love,
HJK

MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick Sin – Review and Swatch

MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick Sin

MRP: Rs. 1600

MAC isabel and ruben toledo lipstick Sin-packaging

Fashion’s most romantic couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, are famous for their award-winning and imaginative work in fashion design and illustration. This is their one of a kind collaboration with MAC.

So you might have read our story here about how we get hold of the MAC Isabel and Ruben toledo Lipstick SIN. Without wasting much of the time let us jump straight to the review now.

Packaging: Well, Packaging is cute and quirky at the same time. Isabel and Ruben Toledo lend their vibrant eye for fashion and art to a collection of irreverent colour designed to inspire endless play. The specially designed white packaging features Ruben’s illustrations, an array of graphic lines and red-lipped faces brought to life with his one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

MAC toledo collectio lipstick-packaging

Color: The Color is a deep dark burgundy red, frankly speaking when we both firstly checked the collection we were not very excited with the lipstick shades.  Other than this shade, they have three reds, one peachy nude, one orange which is almost like MAC Lady Danger and we already have that. We were confused and was not in a mood to buy any more of the red, orange or nudes so we settled upon SIN although it belongs to permanent range.

Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick SIN

MAC toledo-sin lipstick-packaging

Texture: Being this matte shade, the texture is dry in nature. The texture highlights dry and flaky lips.

Application: The Lipstick has an extremely matte finish and can tug at your lips during application. I never wear any matte lipsticks without applying the lip balm underneath and advise you all to apply the lip balm first.

Pigmentation: This lipstick is insanely pigmented 😉 It goes opaque in single swipe.

Longevity: I had a wear time of 7-8 hours(snacks and meals included) with slight fading from the corner of lips which doesn’t look bad if you do not have time for touch-up.

Pros:

  1. Nice and Quirky packaging.
  2. Beautiful color, it brightens your face immediately.
  3. Matte Finish
  4. Insanely pigmented.
  5. Long wear time.

Cons:

  1. Feels dry on lips after few hours.
  2. Need to exfoliate and moisturize your lips beforehand.

My Verdict: Well.. the color is to die for but NOT for FAINT HEARTED, however you can control the intensity of color during application. But If you are a Matte lover like me and love to experiment with colors then this LIPSTICK is FOR YOU 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5

MAC isabel and ruben toledo lipstick SIN-review

 

MAC toledo Sin Lipstick-swatch

Love,
PJK