L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds Lipstick- Pure Garnet review and swatches

L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds Lipstick- Pure Garnet

MRP: Rs. 995

L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds Lipstick- Pure Garnet-packaging

This collection has 7 matte shades, you can find more information on the official Website below:

http://www.lorealparis.co.in/cosmetics/brand/pure-reds/pure-reds

Product Benefits as stated on their official Website:
The Color Riche Pure Reds Collection is created with a revolutionary and innovative formula that delivers bold, luscious color that lasts for a full 6 hours, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence. Pure pigments deliver intense color and Jojoba oil gives perfect hydration up to 4 hours. The range includes 7 exquisite matte shades.

The range is enriched with new Light Illum complex that delivers a rich matte effect. The Velvet Fusion capsules and Ultra Gliding Shine Oils provide smooth and silky application leaving a matte effect!

Let’s jump to the review now, all the shades under this collection are inspired by their ambassadors. Pure Garnet is Sonam Kapoor’s shade and must I say that I am hooked to this shade the moment i saw her wearing it.

Packaging: The Lipstick comes in a black case and color coded button is given on the outer packaging itself which helps in identifying the color of the lipstick. It also has signature of Sonam Kapoor engraved on the Cap.

L’Oreal Paris Pure Reds Lipstick- Pure Garnet-bullet

Color: Pure Garnet is a dark wine shade. Although the bullet looks brown but on swatching it gives the beautiful dark wine shade. This is really ideal for the dusky beauties, you can wear this color without thinking twice. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

L’Oreal Paris Pure Reds Lipstick-Pure Garnet-color

Texture: Texture is drying in nature, you need to exfoliate and moisturise your lips beforehand. After few hours of wear time, it dries the lips completely and it feels uncomfortable on lips.

Application: I found the application smooth, however i have heard people complaining about not so smooth application due to its bullet shape or how steeply its bullet is carved. But in my case it helped me to draw the outer lines and then fill in the lips effectively. The one thing i suggest is not to layer up this color as it looks cakey. One or two swipe is enough.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is superb, one swipe gives the enough color coverage for the pigmented lips.

Longevity: Being this a matte lip shade, it tends to last for the longer period. I had it on me for 5-6 hours and the color stay as it is. You may need touchup after heavy meals as it fades from the corner of the lips.

Staining: No, it does not stain the lips at all.

Pros:

  1. Easy to identify Packaging.
  2. Unique Color.
  3. Smooth application.
  4. Highly Pigmented shade.
  5. Perfect color for fall season.
  6. Long staying power.
  7. No staining on lips.

Cons:

  1. Drying texture.

My Verdict: The color is really unique, it is not something which you can easily find in other brands at this price. The texture is drying and makes the lips uncomfortable after few hours of wear time, otherwise it is a very good product to use.

Rating: 4/5

Loreal Pure Garnet-fotd

L’OreaParis Pure Garnet-swatch

Loreal Pure Garnet-lip swatch

Regards,
PJK

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick – Pretty Plum review and swatches

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick – Pretty Plum

MRP: Rs. 130, got it on discount.

I always wanted to have a good and long lasting lipstick which is easy on pocket  and tried many lipsticks from  almost all of the Indian brands and I can say that my search has ended on AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick – Pretty Plum. What a color and texture and the longevity is like cherry on top. Well, I have raved enough I guess and lets jump to the review.

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum-packaging

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum-review

Pretty Plum is a very beautiful pink shade with purple undertones. It is such a refreshing shade from all the bright pink lipsticks trending this summer. The Packaging is really unique and funky. The texture is creamy and moisturising, it keeps the lips soft and supple. It is very rare to find this much of moisturising properties in a budget lipstick. It glides on lips like a butter and gives glossy finish. The color pay-off is really good, one swipe is enough to cover the pigmented lips, however you can increase the intensity of color as you like. I have swiped 2 times in the shared picture of mine. I had a wear time of 5-6 hours, snacks and a meal in between.

Overall, this purchase of mine has gone above my expectations and I love wearing it. The only downside is that you may experience dryness after the wear time of few hours, however the application of lip balm will solve that problem.

Rating: 4.5/5.

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick Pretty Plum-swatch

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum-fotd

Love,
HJK

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain- Rustic 008 review and swatches

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain- Rustic 008

MRP: Rs. 900

http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/Kiss_Proof_Lip_Stain

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Rustic-packaging

You can find the swatches of this entire  collection here. Colorbar has recently launched Kiss Proof lip stains. There is nothing unique about the color range except one shade which is a very beautiful earthy rust shade. The another thing which fascinated me was the Kiss proof claim which means it is a non-transferable lip stain. Lets jump to the review now:

Color: I chose the color Rustic which is a beautiful Earthy Rust shade. Below is the swatch of Rustic.

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain- Rustic-swatch

Packaging: The Lip Stains comes in a long tube with silver cap and a unique applicator which is one of a kind and makes the application super easy and uniform. The applicator takes out enough stain at a time and you need not to dip it again and again. Also, the transparent packaging makes it very easy to identify the color.

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain- Rustic- applicator

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain- Rustic-review

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain- Rustic 008-packaging

Texture: The texture is smooth and creamy and glides very easily on the lips. The texture dries too quickly after the application resulting in a complete Matte Finish. And once it is set the color does not budge at all. True to its claim, the unique formula makes this Lip stain non-transferable and kiss proof. I kissed on my hand and voila it does not transfer at all 🙂 However, being this a matte lipstick it makes the lips dry after few hours of wear time.

Application: As the applicator is long so getting the right grip for the application may be tricky for some, however i found the application very easy. Just make sure to use it with light hand.

Opacity: Oh, these lip stains are very opaque. One swipe gives the enough color coverage, however you can layer it to make the color intense.

Wear time/Experience: It stayed on me for 6-7 hours inclusive of meals and snacks. Afterwards, it starts to come off very unevenly.

Pros:

  1. Very unique beautiful Earthy Rust shade.
  2. Unique applicator which makes the application easy and even.
  3. Texture is creamy and smooth.
  4. Matte finish.
  5. Non-transferable.
  6. Color does not bleed.
  7. Very good color coverage.
  8. Enriched with Vitamin E providing antioxidant properties.
  9. Has a shelf life of 3 Years.

Cons:

  1. It Makes the lips dry after few hours of wear time.
  2. Very unforgiving on chapped and dry lips as it immensely highlights the dry flakes.

My Verdict: I am all for Matte Lip colors and i loved it 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5. I wish it had moisturizing properties.

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Rustic

Love,
PJK

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Swatches

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Swatches

http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/Kiss_Proof_Lip_Stain

MRP: Rs. 900

Colorbar has recently launched the Kiss Proof Lip Stains. These are available in 8 gorgeous shades.

1. Hollywood

2. Royal Pink

3. Girlie

4. Blush Crush

5. Palm Beach

6. Mauve Dusk

7. Haute Latte

8. Rustic

Description:

Revolutionary unique No-Transfer Lip stain formula glides on flawlessly and delivers impressively long-lasting, velvety color that will not transfer and stay all day long.

The weightlessness of the formula will provide you with all-day comfort – wear lip makeup and a flawless look.

Features and Benefits:

  1. No -Transfer liquid lip stain
  2. Weightless on application
  3. Long Lasting
  4. Matte finish with creamy application
  5. Enriched with Vitamin E providing antioxidant properties
  6. Color does not bleed on lips
  7. Preservative free

Application:

  1. Take the applicator and glide to apply the same.
  2. Make perfect shape of the lips with the unique applicator.

Below are the swatches (in no particular order):

Below swatches are clicked in Flash Light:

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Swatches-with flash

Below are without Flash Light:

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Swatches

I bought the shade Rustic (the rust shade, first one from the below line).

Love,
PJK

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022 review and Swatches

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022

MRP: Rs. 475

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022-outer packaging

http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/Creme_Touch_Lipstick

Description:

Colorbar Crème Touch Lipstick comes with the promise of lips that are eloquent and luscious. It comes with lovely rich colours and rich in moisturizing properties making lips look fuller and creamier all day long. It has sheabutter, Vitamin E and sunscreen agents at SPF 15 level which nourish and protect your lips against UV rays. It glides on effortlessly for flawless, even coverage for that perfect pout.

Application:

Line the lips with a suitable lip liner. Press the bullet to the lips using even pressure to apply color on both upper and lower lips: To refresh and even out, press lips together. Using a lip brush gives a richer and more precise color application.

As per colorbar website this range has 41 lipsticks. Today i am going to review Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022.

Color: The color is bright pink, not too much of bright pink but a neutral pink. It is a perfect day time color and very wearable for office as well.

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022-bullet

Packaging: The outer of the lipstick case is metallic and inner is light purple. The packaging of the lipstick makes it difficult to locate the color if you have more than one creme touch lipstick in your stash. You have to take off the cap to see the color of lipstick.

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022-review

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022-packaging

Texture: Texture is creamy, glossy and moisturizing.  It does not dry out lips and keeps them soft and supple. It also has SPF 15 which is an additional bonus and protect your lips against UV rays.

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022

Application: The creamy texture makes the application easy. However it is recommended to apply a matching liner first and then apply this lipstick, this way it will last long. On his own this lipstick does not survive meals and transfers a lot.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is medium to buildable. Multiple swipes will hide the lip pigmentation effectively.

Longevity: I am disappointed with the wear time, it does not survive meals or even light meals. However It stayed on me for around 4 hours without meal. It transfers a lot on cups and glasses.

Pros:

  1. Beautiful pink shade which is not too loud and perfect for daily wear.
  2. Creamy texture.
  3. Glossy finish.
  4. Buildable color coverage.
  5. It has SPF 15 which protect your lips against UV rays.
  6. Application is easy and smooth.
  7. Keeps the lips moisturized.

Cons:

  1. It does not last long. For better wear time i recommend to use a lip liner underneath.
  2. Does not survive meals.
  3. Transfers a lot on cups and glasses.

My Verdict: Well, the shade is nice and finish is glossy, both are ideal for summer season. On top of that it has SPF 15. Also, it is a perfect shade for office wear/day time. However i am disappointed by the wear time, which is a very vital aspect for me in a lipstick.

Rating: 3.5/5.

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Pink Hotmail 022-fotd

Love,
HJK