Hi Ladies, hope your preparations are on full bloom for the coming festive season. Karwa Chauth is just around the corner so I thought of trying a Makeup look. This look would go well with the occasions like Karwa Chauth, Diwali or Wedding of Friend/sister.
Below is the list of Products I have used for the Entire Look:
MAC Vamplify Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Dark Out: Review and FOTD
MRP: Rs. 1800
MAC Vamplify Collection for Fall 2015 is launched in India this month, it is a limited collection range and consists of 17 Lip glosses and 12 Pro Longwear Lip Pencils. I love to wear dark shades during Fall season and that is why I chose Dark Out. MAC defines the Dark Out as Rosy Pink but it is actually a Burgundy plum.
You can browse below link to see what MAC has to say about this beautiful Lip Liner:
MAC Vamplify Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Dark Out has dry formula so there is tugging and pulling during application, the beauties with severe dry lips please stay away from this range. I have to properly moisturise and prep my lips before the application. The Lips pencil settles very well on the lips and transfers very less.
Dark Out is a very difficult color to pull off, you need to apply it very carefully and evenly otherwise it gives a very sluggish and uneven look. After wearing this for few hours I have to put lip gloss or balm on the top to minimize the puckering it causes. So I suggest to use it as a liner for a lipstick base and avoid using it on his own.
Despite of having the Dry formula I am in love with MAC Vamplify Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Dark Out. It is not one of those products which you can apply any time without giving much thought. You need to make sure your lips are in best condition when you apply this lip liner.
I had a wear time of 7-8 hours, it fades from the corner of the lips after a heavy meal.
My Verdict: I totally loved it, MAC Vamplify Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Dark Out elevates the whole look and is perfect for Fall Season. Just make sure to prep your lips before applying this, if this aspect is taken care of then you are good to go 🙂
Best to use it as a base for Lipstick and your lipstick will stay for hours. But if you want to use it as is on the lips like I do, then you have to make sure to moisturise your lips and top it off the liner with lip balm after few hours of wear time. This way you will take care of the drying aspect of the lip liner.
Rating: 4/5. One mark deducted for Drying texture and ability to highlight the dry and flaky lips.
Note: In the pics above I have deliberately used a Lighter Foundation as I was playing with the makeup to create a Halloween look. Below is the pic I have clicked with my Phone, will be posting my Halloween look in a separate post.
Loreal Color Riche L’extraordinaire Matte Lipstick – Marais Magenta
MRP: Rs. 950
I have posted the swatches of Loreal Color Riche L’extraordinaire Matte Lipsticks in my previous post, here. Today I am going to review the Shade Marais Magenta from this range.
Honestly speaking I am not much into Liquid Matte Lipsticks, I mean I love Matte Lipsticks but Liquid Matte Lipsticks are so HIT and MISS for me. I find them too dry and very unforgiving on lips as they accentuate the lip lines.
But, here comes the twist, the Loreal Color Riche L’extraordinaire Matte Lipsticks paints a very different picture. They are not only moisturising but does not highlight the lip lines at all.
Marais Magenta is a Berry Pink shade which brightens the face instantly. I am seeing myself wearing this shade quite often. The texture of the Marais Magenta is soft and creamy and glides easily on the lips. The Applicator is a real PLUS here and ensures the precise and smooth application. The finish of these Liquid matte lipsticks are not fully matte but glossy matte and goes fully matte after an hour or so.
I had a wear time of 7-8 hours with Marais Magenta with slight fading. Once it setts into complete Matte finish it does not budge at all and stays put even after eating and munching. But, it has tendency to transfer.
My Experience: I love wearing Marais Magenta, it has become one of my favourite Matte liquid lipstick. It feels so soft and light(texture wise) on lips as If I am not wearing anything. My lips felt moisturised through out the wear time and there was not a hint of dryness ( I have severely dry lips). Usually matte lipsticks suck the moisture out of my lips and leaves me with dry and patched lips. I totally recommend Marais Magenta!!
So after various rounds of Trial and Error I finally found my HOLY GRAIL Eye Liner…. yayyyy (doing a lil Happy Dance here 😉 )
I have slightly hooded eye, means when I open my eyes the lids touch the crease and I may end up getting Panda eyes if I use a non-waterproof or smudgy eye liner. I have used many liners over the years but was never satisfied with the result, if one aspect was covered the other was left out so I never had a favourite Liner all these years until I came across L’oreal Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer.
The color is the Blackest of the black and the texture is not runny which makes this a very handy product.
The finish of the L’oreal Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer is Glossy and it stays on like forever. I had a wear time of 8-10 hours, didn’t tried it beyond.
The forte of this liner is the sponge tip of the applicator which makes the application precise and fuss free, even newbies will find it very user friendly for cat eye or winged look.
The packaging of the liner seems to have a little metal ball inside which helps in shaking the product well as that is recommended before applying the liner. I found this idea very unique and effective.
I conclude this post by saying that this is the best eye liner I have used in ages, hours go by but it still looks the same. Smudge free and glossy <3
Loreal Color Riche L’extraordinaire Liquid Matte Lipstick Swatches
MRP: Rs. 950
Loreal has recently launched the Liquid Matte Lipsticks in Indian Market. I was not aware of this launch as there was not much marketing done about the product. Anyway, during my recent shopping trip I checked out these beautiful Matte Liquid Lipsticks from L’oreal. I picked one shade called Marais Magenta which I will be reviewing soon. Leaving you all with the swatches of these newly launched Liquid Matte Lipsticks.
Maybelline New York launches The Fashion Brow Pencil, the must have to enhance and complete your eye makeup look.
Now it’s time to make your eyebrows a part of your eye makeup routine for an enhanced and finished look. Eyebrows will now be precise till the tail as with Maybelline New York’s first ever eyebrow pencil. The Fashion Brow Pencil is an all-in-one pen for your eyebrow that gives you the sharpness of a 0.2mm micro lead fixing pencil and the softness of filling natural mineral powder. It is the ultimate duo shaper that gives you ultra-soft precision for perfectly defined eyebrows up to 12 hours. It fixes gaps and blends seamlessly for smooth, stunning brows.
Here’s why you will love it:
– Available in two variants, Brown and Grey
– Duo shaper with a natural mineral powder finish
– 0.2mm micro lead tip pencil
– Double ended eyebrow pencil
– Perfectly defined eyebrows up to 12 hours
– Price: Rs 245/-
At last a Brow Shaper has come to Indian Market at the affordable price and the plus is that it is a very easy to use Brow Shaper. You just needs two steps to accomplish perfect looking brows.
1. Draw/Enhance the Shape of Brows using the 0.2mm micro lead fixing pencil. The Pencil is dry and hard and that is what makes the application super easy and accurate. The hardness of the Pencil ensures that you don’t go overboard with the brows.
2. Once you draw the shape, now fill the gaps with the powder filler and you are Done. It is super easy to get perfectly shaped and filled brows 🙂
My Verdict: I have tried both shades in Store and the closest match for my dark black brows is Grey. The Brown color will suite lighter/brown color brows and not black. I am totally loving the result I get from Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper. Perfectly shaped and uniform brows enhances the look and provides an edge to the whole face makeup. I totally Recommend it.
Below is the Series of Selfies I took (excuse me if you think lightening is poor)while trying the Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper. See how this Shaper gives fuller and dense look to the Brows without going overboard.