Diana of London 2000 Kisses Sunset Red 03: Review and Swatches

Diana of London 2000 Kisses Sunset Red 03 Review

MRP: Rs. 699. It is available online at much cheaper price.
Formula: Matte
Shelf Life: 2 Years

Official Website URL: http://www.dianaoflondon.com/view/php/products/lips/lipstick-2000_kisses_wonderful/

Description by Brand:

Light weight, Long lasting & Non – transfer.

An amazing lip color in a liquid form with matte iridescent & metallic effects assures long lasting make up results. The creamy soft velvety texture is light and comfortable. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, the non transfer lip color allows perception in every occasion.

Application:

For a perfect finish, outline your lips with Diana lip liner selecting a shade similar to the lipstick shade chosen and fill in gently with 2000 kisses wonderful lipstick.

  • Allow at least 4 – 5 minutes drying time after application for stability.
  • For a more gorgeous effect use Diana Extreme shine lip gloss over lipstick.

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MY REVIEW

The credit goes to Komal of Delhifashionblogger for introducing this brand to me, I have seen her wearing a red shade from this brand in 2-3 of her videos and I was obsessed with it. This brand is not very known in India, however it is easily available online. I got it from a nearby store called Venus.

If i go by the official website, there are 40 colors in this range. I have mentioned the Link of website above in case you want to check the entire range.

Diana of London 2000 Kisses Sunset Red is Maroon based red color liquid lipstick which is perfect for Dark to Medium to Fair Indian Skin tone. It is the kind of red which would make you happy, glowy and gonna get you lots of compliments 🙂

The texture of the Lipstick is smooth and thick, which is a huge PLUS as it makes the application very easy and precise. The sponge applicator deserves a special mention for being very user friendly and easy to use. The liquid lipstick sets into Matte finish within a couple of minutes leaving a very beautiful matte finish… Kudos to the brand for coming up with such an amazing matte finish.

Few of the bloggers complained about the lipstick setting into the lip lines however I have not experienced such an issue. It does make the lips dry after 4-5 hours but does not feel uncomfortable on lips.

Sunset Red is very longgggg lasting, the longest I wore it was i guess for 8 hours and it stayed put the whole time. It survive meals, drinks etc. I usually wear it on days when i know that I won’t be having any time for touch-ups. The brand has recommended using a lip liner underneath this lipstick, however this shade is superbly pigmented and I usually do not use any lip liner with it.

It can be removed by a water or oil based makeup remover and it does not leave any stain behind.

I guess that is it, i have covered up all the important aspects 🙂

My Rating: 5/5. I Highly recommend this lipstick. If you are a matte lover, you have to have it. Believe me, its worth the praise 🙂

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PJK

Sleek Makeup i-Divine Ultra Mattes V1 brights eyeshadow palette: Review and Swatches

Sleek Makeup i-Divine Ultra Mattes V1 brights eyeshadow palette

MRP: Rs. 997, I got it from Luxola when they used to Ship in India.
Texture: Matte

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There are days when I want my eyes to do all the talking and on those days I reach out to this palette. The colours on this palette are not for weak hearted, but then eye makeup is the area where you can experiment the most. I have this palette with me for an year or so and I have used it quite a lot.

MY REVIEW

The packaging gets a big thumbs up for me. It is very sturdy with a big mirror. The inbuilt mirror is such a huge plus, it makes the eyeshadow application easy and dreamy.

The Palette has total of 12 colours, 9 of them are very happy and bright and rest are muted colours.

The texture of i-Divine Ultra Mattes V1 brights eyeshadow palette is matte. The colors are a bit chalky and there is considerable amount of fallout while application. So make sure you do your eye makeup first and then dust off the fallen eyeshadow and do the face makeup.

Although this Sleek Makeup eyeshadow is supremely pigmented, however you need to have a primer underneath to have a smooth application. Without a primer or a base eyeshadow the end result is not very smooth because when you blend the eyeshadow it kind of goes here and there leaving little patches of color, so a good base is mandatory.

The staying power is good, I had a wear time of 6-7 hours with a primer underneath, honestly I never tried it longer than that.

Rating: 3.5/5. If you love bright matte eyeshadows you can give this Palette a try, it is very affordable as you are getting 12 colors in Rs.997. However the texture is bit chalky and newbies may find the texture difficult to work with. I, on the other hand has come to terms with the texture and application technique and got the hang of it.

Leaving you all with the swatches and pictures. I hope you like them 🙂

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PJK

New Launch- Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick-Vivid2 Neon Pink

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick-Vivid2 Neon Pink

MRP: Rs. 475
Finish: Soft Matte
Color: Neon Pink with blue undertone.

Maybelline has recently launched 4 shades in this range.

Rosy Orange

Scarlet Red

Violet Pink

Neon Pink

You can find more information about these shades and the whole range at URL below:

http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P50248056&catcode=F1_LipColor

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My Review:

All the 4 shades in this range are not very unique and I already have these colours in my makeup stash. However i wanted to buy at least one shade to see the texture and longevity and share my review with you all.

I bought the shade Vivid2 Neon Pink due to its neon undertone which is not too on the face but gives the likeable pop of neon.

The texture is creamy and very easy to apply. The Liptick felt nice and light on the lips and color is gorgeous, however i am sorry to say……….the good things end here 🙁

My Main issue is with the formula, the Lipstick settles into the fine lines after few hours (say 4-5 hours)of wear time. It also looks patchy and the sight of patchy lips is a huge turn off for me. 

I had a wear time of 6-7 hours with slight fading around the corner and middle of the lips. This Lipstick leaves a strong hint of pink behind which could only be removed by a makeup remover.

Also, the texture is soft and not a fully matte. So if you are a hardcore dry matte fan like me then skip it. But if you like soft matte Lipsticks, you can give it a try.

Pros:

Perfect Neon color for fair to medium indian skin tone.

The texture is creamy.

Smooth Application.

Good Staying power.

Good Pigmentation.

Cons:

Not an ideal color for dusky beauties.

Not fully matte or you can say dry matte.

Formula settles into fine lines.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Word of Advice: It works better with a lip liner underneath as that provides a smooth base and avoids setting the lipstick into the fine lines/lip lines too much.

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PJK

Nykaa Nude Nail Enamel – Caramel Macchiato-53

Nykaa Nude Nail Enamel – Caramel Macchiato-53  Review and Pictures

MRP: Rs. 179 available at www.nykaa.com
You can buy it online from: http://www.nykaa.com/makeup/nykaa-nude-nail-enamel-caramel-macchiato-no-53.html

Description by Nykaa

Nykaa Nudes Nail Enamel Collection

There is something charming about minimalism. The Nykaa Nude Nail Enamel Collection is a superior nail lacquer with light reflecting pigments that deliver intense, long lasting colour. Perfect for times when you DO want super shiny nails that last longer than regular polishes.

You don’t need to pop eyeballs to be noticed. Do your thing in your own unique way and the world will follow. The Nykaa Nude Nail Enamel Collection is all about poise and grandeur. Be it your high-teas or an avant garde evening, you couldn’t look any more stunning than by sporting these chic beauties!

Caramel Macchiato (Shade No. 53) : When the world appears grey, let our Caramel Macchiato take you for a ride. Watch your pinkies twinkle in the halo of nude brown goodness. Watch them twirl, flourish and set the universe ablaze! Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!

My Initial Review

I bought this beautiful nude shade by Nykaa from a nearby local store called Venus. I bought bunch of products today and will be sharing them soon with you all. I have been eyeing Nykaa’s nude and Pastel Nail Polish range from quiet some time but was not sure of the quality and longevity aspect. So I thought to try out at least one Nail Paint from their range to see how it works for me 🙂

Its day 1 today and I am totally loving the colour and shine of Caramel Macchiato on my nails. Pictures might have given you the clear idea of packaging, the brush is very sturdy, handy and wide. It covers my nail bed in two swipes and applies the nail paint evenly. It took me two coats to show the colour fully on nails. I don’t like layering the nail polish too much, so 2 coats are ideal for me.

I will be testing it for a week or so to check the longevity aspect and will update the post accordingly. Stay tuned… 🙂
Note: I have updated the review below after testing it for 5 days. Do check it out!!

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Update

So… I wore Caramel Macchiato for 5 days to test the longevity aspect. I have documented the process with pics at Instagram, I am leaving the link below in case you Girls want to check out.

https://www.instagram.com/shoesnmakeupblog

Below pics are clicked by my Phone Camera in natural light.

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Day 3 of Nykaa Nude Nail Enamel in shade Carmel Macchiato. I did wash my hair and that is the time when my nail paint starts chipping. However this one is pretty intact..bit of shine has faded though.
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Day 4 of Nykaa Nude Nail Enamel in shade Carmel Macchiato. Slight chipping from the tip of nails..but being this a nude shade the chipped ends are not very noticeable.

I missed to click the picture for Day5, there was slight noticeable chipping at the tip of the nail of Middle and tiny finger.

My Verdict: I am happy with the staying power of Carmel Macchiato, it stayed on my nails for 5 days with slight chipping. The colour is pretty, texture is very ideal and easy to apply.
Rating: 4/5

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PJK

Eid Outfit 2016- Sharara Suit

Eid Outfit 2016- Sharara Suit

Hello My Angels!!

Happy Eid everyone 🙂

Couple of days ago PJK has shared this beautiful Blue Smokey eye look that is perfect for Eid. In case you missed it, i am linking the look below.

Eid 2016 Makeup Look: Blue Smokey Eyes

This look prompted/inspired me lazy bum to conceive the idea of this Sharara Suit. I had this black kurta with copper and golden embroidery work lying idly in my almirah for so long, a thought occured to me about how this Kurta will look with golden sharara and a net dupatta I have recently bought. Without wasting any time, I tried them on and the Combo worked perfectly 🙂

I wore this Sharara suit today at dinner with Family and everyone liked it. Sorry for not so good quality of pics, I didn’t had my camera with me.

I am sharing the look with you all and would love to know your thoughts 🙂

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Eid 2016 Makeup Look: Blue Smokey Eyes

Eid 2016 Makeup Look: Blue Smokey Eyes

Hello My Angels!!

Today’s Makeup look is all about Bold Smokey eyes and pale pink lips. The Inspiration/Idea came from Sabyasachi’s campaigns where the models had this classic look of Smokey eyes and Pale lips. I wanted to pay homage to Arabic Eye Makeup so used a heavy dose of Eyeliner and a greyish black eyeshadow at the lower eye lid to enhance the Smoked effect.

I extended the eyeliner to the inner corner of the eyes (which I have never done before) to make the look more dramatic. I should do this more often because I simply loved how incorporating this simple and easy to use technique has elevated the whole look.

I wore this newly bought blue kurta from Biba with Big silver Jhumkas i bought from Local Market and I am good to go 🙂

I hope you like this look, I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

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