Maybelline

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

Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-packaging1 Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-packaging

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.

Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-swatch Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-review

PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views.

Love,
PJK

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour-HOT SALSA

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour-HOT SALSA
MRP: Rs. 325

Description by Maybelline:

New Super Stay 7 Days is a gel nail colour that delivers seven days of flawless, chip free colour for the perfect at home manicure that lasts.

Why You’ll Love It

Gel resin formula for longwear.
Enriched with Calcium, Iron and Silica for strength.
Special full-fit brush to sweep on the perfect dose of colour.

For Best Results

1. Apply a clear base color to make your nail color last longer.
2. Use the curved brush to a thin layer of colour leaving a small space at the base of the nail.
3. Let dry before applying a second coat slightly thicker than the first coat.
4. Finish with a single layer of clear top coat to extend your manicure.

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour-HOT SALSA-packaging Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour-HOT SALSA-brush

My Experience:
Indian Beauty Market has very limited options for Gel Nail paints so when I heard that Maybelline has launched Gel Nail Colours I was very eager to try them. What intrigued me the most was the claim of a 7 day gel nail colour. Price was a downer for me so I picked just one to see how true is their claim of “seven days of flawless, chip free colour for the perfect at home manicure that lasts.”

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colours comes in a solid rectangular glass bottle, the surprise element of the packaging is the curved and wide angled brush. Sally Hansen nail paints usually have this kind of wide brush and I totally love them as they give a very precise application and covers the nail bed in just two strokes.

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour Hot Salsa is a very beautiful Coral shade. The range has total of 20 colour options available online consisting of pastels and bright colours. The consistency of the Nail Paint is thick, however it does not take long to dry. This range do offer Gel like formula but it does not offer the gel like finish we get from Professional Gel Nail Paints. I got opaque finish in just 2 coats, I have deliberately missed transparent base and top cost as I wanted to test the 7 day claim truly.

I wore it for 6 days and it started chipping from the tip of the nails after 5th day, but it was nothing very noticeable. With its long wear time and quick dry formula, I am loving it to the core. Totally Recommend it 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5

Maybelline super stay gel nail color-hot salsa Maybelline super stay gel nail color- hot salsa

PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views. Love you 🙂

Love,
PJK

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Ocean Blue Review: Swatches

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Ocean Blue Review

MRP: Rs. 500

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Ocean Blue

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Ocean Blue-swatches

Description by Maybelline:

Add subtle shimmer to your eyes with Diamond Glow Eye Shadow.

  • Featuring an exclusive technology with gem-like sparkles, this eye shadow gives your eyes a beautiful glow. Easy to apply, you can accomplish the sparkling diamond effect in 4 simple steps!

    Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • Is the creamiest powder launched by Maybelline NY
  • Has exclusive technology with gem-like sparkles that do not crush
  • Give eyes a glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps

My Experience: These quads are available in 5 color variants: Copper Brown, Lilic Mauve, Ocean Blue, Wine Pink, Grey Pink. I had Ocean Blue quad from Maybelline with me for 2-3 years now. Me and HJK bought it together mainly because of the navy blue sparkle eye shadow and believe me that is the only good thing about this eye shadow quad. Rest of the three colors are very poorly pigmented and does not show on the skin much and even if they show, they look all the same i.e. just a silver sparkle. These three colors can be used as highlighter but the staying power is not much. Well.. I don’t have much to say about this eye shadow quad so quickly summing up the Pros and Cons for you.

Pros:

  1. Beautiful Navy blue color with hint of Sparkle.
  2. Easy to apply and blend.

Cons:

  1. Only Navy blue color is good, rest all look the same on eye lid.
  2. Poor Pigmentation, needs layering.
  3. Poor staying power.
  4. Pricey considering that we are getting only two shades i.e. Navy Blue and Silver.

Rating: 2/5. You can give it a pass, only navy blue color is worth and rest three are very blah.

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Ocean Blue-swatch and review

Love,
PJK

 

New Launch: Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen- Price, Review and Swatch

Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen

MRP: Rs. 500 for 6.8ml

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen-packaging Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen-price and shelf life Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen-review

Today I am reviewing the second product from Maybelline Fit Me Range which is a Concealer in shade 25 Medium Moyen. Previously I have reviewed the foundation from this range, you can read the review here.

There are only 3 shades of Concealers available in this range:

  1. 10 Light Leger.
  2. 20 Sand Sable.
  3. 25 Medium Moyen.

For More details you can review the official website: http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P5020612&catcode=F1_Concealer

Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen is the darkest color option available in this range. I am shocked to see that Fit Me Range does not have any concealer for deep skinned beauties, how disappointing is that. Maybelline is such a popular brand among Indian ladies due to its wide variety of products and affordable range. So it is a bit strange to see them launching a range where they have missed such a larger segment of Medium to Deep Skin tone.

Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen-hand swatch

My Experience: Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen is a very lightweight and moderately pigmented concealer. It covers the light to medium spots and scars very well but for covering the very dark spots/scars you may need to Layer it. It works just fine for me as I have light spots here and there on my face. The best application technique is to Dab the concealer with your fingers, do not massage it on your skin with fingers or swipe with a brush, it will loose its pigmentation and won’t cover the marks. It sets very quickly and does not look cakey. 

If I compare Fit Me Foundation, Concealer and Pressed Powder, I will say that Concealer is the one item that I will recommend highly from this range. I am summing up the Pros and Cons below.

Pros:

  1. Very Sleek and handy Packaging.
  2. Lightweight texture.
  3. Nice formula, the consistency is neither thick nor runny.
  4. Moderately pigmented.
  5. Can be Layered up to intensify the coverage.
  6. Sets quickly.
  7. Does not highlight the dry patches.
  8. Blends into the skin nicely and does not look Cakey.
  9. Gives a natural finish.
  10. Good Staying power, I had it on me for 5-6 hours.

Cons:

  1. Poor Color Selection- only 3 shades are available.
  2. No Color available for Medium to Deep Skin tones.

Rating: 4/5. One mark deducted for Poor color selection available in this range.

Below are the pictures where I have used all the three products(Foundation, concealer, Pressed Powder) from Maybelline Fit Me Range. Both of the pictures are clicked in Natural Light.

Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen-face swatch Maybelline Fit me Concealer 25 Medium Moyen-review and swatch

Regards,
PJK

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1 Review and Swatches

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION

MRP: Rs. 500

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1-packaging

Description by Maybelline:

Go Bold Or Graded And Sexy On Your Lips With The New Color Sensational Lip Gradation

  • It’s time to experiment with your lip makeup. For the sexy, bold and adventurous woman, Maybelline New York brings international trends with the newest Lip Gradation. Available in 8 bright, matte shades, this double-sided lip product will inspire you to experiment with your looks and bring out your unique style and personality. The color stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop of color while the cushion blender tool at the other end will give a sexy, graded look. For a complete trend-on look, apply color on the centre of your upper lip and use the sponge smudger to extend the color to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip color or a lip liner.
  • Here’s why you will love it:
  • – 8 bright, matte shades
  • – Easy to apply
  • – Fun, flirty, versatile way to color your lips
  • – Innovative product with cutting edge technology
  • – Price: Rs. 500/-

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1-outer packaging

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1-how to achieve gradiation look

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1-swatch

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1-gradiation look
Gradation look with Smudger

My Review: I have posted the Swatches of Maybelline Colorsensational in my previous post. I bought the shade RED1 which is a beautiful Maroon color. The texture is soft and creamy. RED1 is very pigmented, just one swipe gives the enough color coverage, in hand swatch below I swiped the crayon 2-3 times and the coverage is amazing. The smudger/blender provided at the end is very effective to smudge the color, I am mentioning the hand swatch below wherein I have smudged the color with smudger and it went very smoothly. I tried the Gradient look by applying the Maybelline Lip Gradation RED1 at the centre of the lips and then smudged it finely/smoothly across Outer line of the lips. The blender/smudger is very Good in Quality and helps in achieving the gradient look effectively. Once the color is set on lips it stays for longer period of time, I had a wear time of 5-6 hours.

Pros:

  1. Innovative Concept-One of a Kind product in Indian Market.
  2.  Nice and Handy Packaging.
  3. Beautiful color selection available.
  4. Smooth texture.
  5. Matte Finish.
  6. Intense Pigmentation.
  7. Blender/Smudger does its jobs perfectly.
  8. Good Staying Power.

Cons:

  1. Formula is bit on dry side but that is an obvious thing in Matte Lip shades.

Rating: 4.5/5. I am enjoying wearing it and loving the Gradient look it gives. Highly Recommend it 🙂

MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1-review
I have just applied RED1 at the centre of lips and smudged it across the lips.
MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL LIP GRADATION- RED1-lip swatch
Here I have used RED1 fully on the lips to give and show the actual color Intensity. Isn’t the color gorgeous?

Love,
PJK

Maybelline Fit Me:Matte+Poreless Foundation 310: Review and Swatches

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation: Matte+Poreless Foundation 310 Sun Beige: For Normal to Oily Skin

MRP: 525 INR

 

Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless Foundation-310 Sun Beige

Description by Maybelline:

Tired of hiding or masking your skin? Find your FIT with Maybelline New York’s “Fit Me Range”

  • Get natural and flawless complexion from every angle with Fit Me!® Matte + Poreless liquid foundation. Skin that shows its fabulous best. Its 25% anti-shine perlite + micro blurring powders, make visible pores and shine disappear, getting you the perfect selfie-ready look.
  • 6 shades- Ivory, Medium Beige, Natural Buff, Sun Beige, Toast, Toffee
  • Matte finish foundation. Shade range covers a wide spectrum of skin shades.

    Here’s why you’ll love it:
  • – Available for different skin tones.
  • – 6 different shades
  • – 25% anti-shine perlite + micro blurring

My Experience:
Ever since Maybelline launched its Fit me Range in India, beauty bloggers are raving about this collection. I bought three products from this range, Foundation, Concealer and Pressed Powder.

Maybelline Fit me Range-Foundation-concealer-pressed powder

Today I am going to review Maybelline Fit Me:Matte+Poreless Foundation 310 Sun Beige for Normal to Oily Skin. I got it two weeks back and used it 4-5 times ever since. Maybelline has defined it as Poreless and Matte, two of the most important qualities I look in a foundation before making the purchase. I have super oily T-zone and open pores on my cheeks, near nose area so this product got me very excited and true to its claim it does hides the Pores not completely but CONSIDERABLY. It feels very lightweight and provides the medium coverage, you can build the coverage by layering the foundation and it does not feel cakey at all. I love the finish it gives, so soft and clean look. I got the shade 310 Sun Beige and it almost matches my skin shade and so far I am happy with the output I am getting. But the real test will be in summer when my skin will be super oily so I will again update the result. For now, I am summing up the Pros and Cons below:

Pros:

  1. Modest Price Tag.
  2. Light weight texture.
  3. Perfect formula, neither too thick and nor runny.
  4. Very Easy to Work with and sets quickly but leaves the enough room for Blending properly. Best application technique is by brush or sponge.
  5. Good coverage.
  6. Can be layered to give Medium to high coverage.
  7. Does not look Cakey.
  8. It does hides the pores up to some extent.
  9. Flawless and Matte finish.
  10. Good budget option for Oily Skinned beauties.

Cons:

  1. Pump dispenser is missing.
  2. Open and wide mouth often leads to excess pouring of foundation.
  3. It does not hide the Pores completely.

Rating: 4/5.

Below are the pictures of the Swatches and how it looked on me.

Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless Foundation-swatch
With Flash
Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless Foundation-310 Sun Beige-swatch
Above is Without Flash

Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless Foundation-310 Sun Beige-face swatch
Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless Foundation-310 Sun Beige-Review

Love,
PJK

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper Review and Swatches

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper Review

MRP: Rs. 245 

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper-packaging

Color Variants: Brown and Grey

Description by Maybelline: 

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/-

My Review:

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.

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper-pencil

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 🙂

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper-filler

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.

Rating: 5/5 

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper-swatch

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. Maybelline Eye Brow shaper Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper-fotd

Love,
PJK

Maybelline Colorshow creamy matte lipcolor- Bold Crimson, Madly Magenta: Review and Swatches

Maybelline Colorshow Creamy Matte Lipcolor- Bold Crimson, Madly Magenta: Review

MRP: Rs. 325

Maybelline has recently launched 12 matte, moisture rich shades and today I am going to review two of the shades i.e. Bold Crimson, Madly Magenta.

Packaging: The lipsticks come in black matte case with color coded strip for easy color recognition.

Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipstick bold crimson-packaging

Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipcolor madly magenta-packaging

Color: 

Bold Crimson: Bold Crimson is a dark red shade which would perfectly suit Indian Skin tone.

Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipstick bold crimson-bullet

Madly Magenta: Madly Magenta is a blend of Magenta and light pink shade. This would suit medium to light skin beauties.

Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipcolor madly magenta-bullet

Fragrance: Mostly I am not bothered by scent of the lipstick, however in this case I found the scent too loud and strong. It vanishes soon but I found it bothersome.

Texture/formula: As these are creamy matte lipsticks so texture is creamy and smooth. Both of these shades do not highlight the dry and flaky lips. The formula is good as it keeps the lips moisturised during the wear time.

Pigmentation: Maybelline Bold Crimson and Madly Magenta both are very pigmented. You just need 2 swipes to build the color uniformly.

Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipstick bold crimson-swatch
Bold Crimson
Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipcolor madly magenta-swatch
Madly Magenta

Longevity: Well, that is one big problem area. Both of these lipsticks have average staying power. They stayed on me for 2-3 hours and does not survive full meal. Without any meal or snacks in between, I had a wear time of 4-5 hours.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Verdict: Well, I have mixed feelings about these two. Both of the colors are ordinary and you can find the same in other brands as well. Wear time is a downside and so is the scent. But these can be considered as good creamy matte options in low Budget.

Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipstick- bold crimson

Maybelline colorshow creamy matte lipcolor madly magenta-review

Love,
PJK

New Maybelline Superstay Megawatt 14Hr Lipsticks : Swatches

New Maybelline Superstay Megawatt 14Hr Lipstick: Swatches

MRP: Rs. 575

http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P50248053&catcode=F1_LipColor

Maybelline had included 4 new shades in the existing Range and all are Neon.  I liked Flash of Fuchsia and Red Rays only and will be reviewing the Flash of Fuchsia soon.

1. Burst of Coral 455 – It is a mix of pink and coral shade.

2. Red Rays 575 – a bright red shade.

3. Neon Pink  120 – as name says, it is a Neon Pink shade which will suit fairer Skin.

4. Flash of Fuchsia 135 – a very pretty bold and vibrant Fuchsia shade.

Below are the Swatches: From left to right (Burst of Coral 455, Red Rays 575, Neon Pink  120, Flash of Fuchsia 135)

New Maybelline Superstay Megawatt 14Hr Lipstick- swatches
Without Flash
New Maybelline Superstay Megawatt 14Hr Lipstick-all swatches
With Flash

Hope these swatches will help you beauties to choose which one you like, love or loath.

Love,
PJK

Maybelline New ColorShow Lipstick Orange Icon 308, review and swatch

Maybelline New ColorShow Lipstick – Orange Icon 308 Review

Price: Rs. 299

Maybelline New ColorShow Lipstick Orange Icon 308-packaging

Maybelline New ColorShow Lipstick Orange Icon 308

Maybelline has launched 32 new ColorShow Lipsticks lately, although I am not a fan of ColorShow lipsticks due to their poor wear time and color payoff 🙁 but still gave a thought to atleast try 1-2 shades from this range. I chose two colors one is Orange Icon and other is Midnight Pink.

You can find more info and swatches of the entire range at the official website, link is below:

http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P50248051&catcode=F1_LipColor

Claim: Maybelline New York launches 32 new lipstick shades with the most stunning hues of red, pink, brown and mauve. They are vibrant moisture rich shades to suit all Indian skin tones. Enriched with ultra-care hydrating formula which gives your lips all day hydration. They are anti-oxidant and and heat resistant, which guarantees color integrity and does not even fade in extreme heat and humidity. Are you ready to show off your colorful sides?

Here’s why you will love it:

  • – Enriched with ultra-care hydrating formula
  • – 32 vibrant moisture rich shades
  • – Lip color doesn’t fade in extreme heat and humidity
  • – Shades to suit all Indian skin tones

Well there is nothing unique to write about the packaging, you can differentiate the lipstick colors from one another with the help of the color strip provided at the middle. Orange icon is a very light orange color with a balm like finish on lips. In hand swatch it looks nice and rich color but on lips it is just too sheer 🙁

Maybelline New ColorShow Lipstick Orange Icon 308-swatch

Texture/formula: The texture of the lipstick is soft and buttery, it easily glides on lips. The formula is fine as well, it keeps the lips moisturised and does not settle into the lip lines.

I am disappointed by the color payoff, Orange Icon is too sheer and does not cover the lips fully even after 2-3 swipes, so it is not a shade for the pigmented lips. However if you like glossy and balmy lips then this shade is for you. But do not expect good wear time as it does not survive meals. On me it stayed for 2-3 hours and vanishes completely after a full meal.

Maybelline new colorshow orange icon-fotd

Maybelline Colorshow Orange Icon-lip swatch

My verdict and Rating: 2/5. Very disappointed by the color payoff and poor wear time. Will not recommend it to anyone 🙁

Love,
PJK

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

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

eyeshadow-closeup

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.

Pros:

  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.

Cons:

  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

maybelline eyeshadow1

Love,
PJK

Maybelline Color Sensational Blushing Bud 705 Lipstick review and swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Blushing Bud 705

MRP: $7.49/ Rs. 450

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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.

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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.

Pros:

  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

Cons:

  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

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Love,
HJK

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

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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.

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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!!!

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Unmellow Yellow

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Maybelline Unmellow Yellow-swatch

Love,
PJK

Maybelline Express Finish 40 seconds Turquoise Lagoon review

Maybelline Express Finish 40 seconds – Turquoise Lagoon

I am bored of seeing reds, browns and pink shades on my nails, so thought of trying pastel shade this time. Pastels in summers are such a breezy thing, i love to wear pastel colors that doesn’t make my hands look dull. This Maynelline Express Turquoise Lagoon is one such color. Awesome color, texture and glossy finish, Maybelline nailed it this time. I have other colors from this range which i will be reviewing soon.

What Maybelline India says about this Range:
(http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P5021001&catcode=F1_NailColor)

MRP: Rs. 220. I bought it for Rs. 200, may be price has been revised.

Why You’ll Love It
•Quick dry anti chip formula and vivid shades
•Unique Control-Flow brush applies only the required amount of nail color for a smooth and even application
•Long lasting color in 18 dazzling shades.
•From wet to set in 40 seconds

Expert Tip
With one sweep, paint the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail starting from the base to the tip. For the cleanest look, be sure to leave a small space at the base of the nail. Then apply color to the rest of the nail with additional sweeps of polish on each side of the original line. Let your nails dry before applying a second coat.

Lets get started with reviewing this gorgeous shade.

Color: Beautiful Turquoise shade that comes as a cool breeze in summers. Perfect summer shade.

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Formula/Texture: The Formula is perfect, neither too runny nor too thick. The best part is it sets and dries quickly, which is why i love this range the most. It is perfectly in tune with the fast pace life we people are living.

Brush:  Brush is wide and ideal for precise application, it cover my nails in just two swipes. It fans out over the nail distributing the color uniformly, but the credit for it also goes to its texture. Haven’t the texture be so good the brush would not be able to bring out the uniform color.

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Application: Application is smooth thanks to the wonderful formula and wide brush. The application is very uniform with no streakiness at all.

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Opacity: Great, provides full coverage in just 2 swipes. The color on the nails comes out to be exactly same as that in bottle.

Dry Time: Dry time is really quick as claimed by Maybelline. I applied the second coat right after completing the first coat on all the finger nails and noticed that first coat was completely dry.

Longevity: I had a wear time of 5 days. But i do not do much of the household work, the longevity may vary for the ladies who do so.
Removal: Easy to remove, i had applied 2 coats.

I really recommend to all the lovely ladies out there to try this shade. You will love it!!

My Rating: 5/5

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Below i have applied Colorbar Black fiesta Masquerade as a top coat and i am in love with the output. See below 🙂

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I would love to hear your thoughts, do you love pastels in summers?

Love,
PJK

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Crushed Emerald review and Swatches

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Crushed Emerald

MRP:  Rs. 249

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I have previously reviewed Smoked Silver and today i am reviewing the other kohl from the same range.

Color: Beautiful dark green color with mild shimmer.

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Packaging: Same old yellow packaging with a hint of green shade and name written at the bottom which makes it easy to identify and locate. It is a twist up liner and doesn’t require any sharpening hence no product wastage. This time there is no packaging carton that we used to get with black and turquoise.

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Texture: Texture is hard if we compare it to its previous family i.e. black and turquoise but its not too hard either.

Application: Application is easy, you can apply with slight heavy hand as well and it won’t break. The slight hard liners makes the application easy and smooth as we won’t be having the fear of breakage.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is above average but not too good, it needs multiple swipes to build the color.

Longevity: It stayed on my waterline and lower eye lid for 5-6 hours with slight fading. On my upper lash line it stayed on 3-4 hours and then started transferring. But then I have oily eye lids, the longevity may vary for others.

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Pros:

  1. Lovely Color
  2. Ideal texture
  3. Smooth application
  4. Doesn’t break unlike previous two kajal’s of the same family i.e. Black and Turquoise.
  5. Good Staying power.
  6. Buildable color coverage, you can increase the intensity by multiple swipes.

Cons:

  1. No Packaging Carton as earlier.
  2. Not as Pigmented as black colossal kajal,  pigmentation can be improved.

My Verdict: I am happy with it, the color is nice so is the texture. I wish the staying power was little longer.

Rating: 4/5

Love,
PJK

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl smoked silver review and Swatches

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl smoked Silver

Maybelline has added 3 more shades to its Colossal Range

1. Crushed Emerland

2. Jewelled Jade

3. Smoked Silver

I have swatched Smoked silver and Jewelled Jade here. Crushed Emerland was not available so will check it out later. Lets jump to the review of Jewelled Jade.

MRP:  Rs. 249

Packaging: Same old yellow packaging with a hint of silver shade and name written at the bottom which makes it easy to identify and locate. It is a twist up liner and doesn’t require any sharpening hence no product wastage. This time there is no packaging carton that we used to get with black and turquoise.

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Texture: Texture is hard if we compare it to its previous family i.e. black and turquoise but its not too hard either.

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Color: Color is beautiful silver shade with shimmer but not over the top shimmer.

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Application: Application is easy, you can apply with slight heavy hand as well and it won’t break. The slight hard liners makes the application easy and smooth as we won’t be having the fear of breakage.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is average, you need multiple swipes to build the color.

Longevity: It stayed on my waterline and lower eye lid for 5-6 hours with slight fading. On my upper lash line it stayed on 3-4 hours and then started transferring. But then I have oily eye lids, the longevity may vary for others.

Pros:

  1. Lovely Color
  2. Ideal texture
  3. Smooth application
  4. Doesn’t break unlike previous two kajal’s of the same family i.e. Black and Turquoise.
  5. Good Staying power.
  6. Buildable color coverage, you can increase the intensity by multiple swipes.

Cons:

  1. No Packaging Carton as earlier.
  2. Not as Pigmented as black colossal kajal,  pigmentation can be improved.

 

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My Verdict: I am happy with it, the color is nice so is the texture. I wish the staying power was little longer.

Rating: 4/5

Love, PJK

Today’s Haul, Swatches of Maybelline the colossal Kohl smoked silver and Jewelled Jade

Ever since i heard about Colorbar Black Fiesta Masquerade i could not stop myself thinking about it. So after office hours i paid a visit to nearby mall with Mr. Hubby. Here is what all i have bought today.

1.Colorbar Black Fiesta Masquerade 004 (Rs.500)
2. Sally Hansen sugar coat Sour Apple 600 (Rs. 460)
3. Sally Hansen hard as nails Mellow Yellow 360
4. Sally Hansen hard as nails Blue it 250
Got above two in Buy 1 Get 1 scheme (Rs. 250)
5. Maybelline the colossal Kohl smoked silver (Rs. 249)
6. Mahi fashion jewellery- orange ear rings. (Rs. 599)

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Below are the Swatches of Maybelline the colossal Kohl Smoked silver and Jewelled Jade

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Will post the detailed review of the above items soon.
Love,
PJK

 

Maybelline The Colossal kajal Turquoise review and swatch

Maybelline The Colossal kajal Turquoise

Colored eyeliners are my weakness, I have them mostly in all the colors. Today I am reviewing Colossal kajal in shade turquoise.

MRP: Rs. 249

Packaging: Same old yellow packaging but with a twist. It has a hint of turquoise shade at the bottom which makes both the Maybelline liners I.e. Black and turquoise easy to identify and locate. It is a twist up liner and doesn’t require any sharpening hence no product wastage.   _DSC0580

Texture: Texture is soft and glides very smoothly but you need to apply it with a soft hand. While swatching the product on my hand the tip of the liner broke, so you need to take care of not applying too much pressure while using this product.

Color: It has very vibrant beautiful turquoise color with sheen which makes the eyes pop.

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Application: Application is easy, due to smooth formula it glides like a dream and there is no tugging. However you will need couple of swipes to build the color.

Longevity: It stayed on my waterline for 6-7 hours with slight fading. On my upper lash line it stayed on 3-4 hours and then started transferring. But then I have oily eye lids, the longevity may vary with people having normal eye lids.

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My verdict: I love using this kajal and it really makes my eyes pop.

I will give it 4.5/5. Half mark deducted for crumbly texture other than that I loved it.

Love,
PJK

Maybelline ClearGlow BB Cream in shade 01 nude review, swatch and FOTD

Maybelline ClearGlow BB Cream in shade nude:

BB cream is my favorite when i have no time to get ready for small party at home or when i do not have enough time to get ready so this is my quick remedy for a glowy face.  BB cream is a tinted moisturizer, this can work both ways like a moisturizer and a foundation.

This BB cream claims to provide 8 benefits- brightens the face,evens tone,protects(SPF 21),hydrates,freshens, smoothes, clarifies,conceals. And true to its claims it gives my face a glow and even skin tone.

It comes in three shades, nude, natural and radiance. Today i am going to review shade 01 Nude.

MRP: Rs. 199

Packaging: BB cream comes in a cute small light green colored plastic tube with steel colored cap. It is very convenient to carry around in a handbag, it has a narrow dispensing nozzle tip which dispenses the right amount of cream at once.

Formula : Its tinted like a foundation but the consistency is lotion type, light weight and blends into the skin in no time. It provides a light coverage and glow.

Pros:  

-Can be used in place of foundation if your skin does not need too much coverage.
-It gives natural healthy appearance to face.
-Sun protection element present.

Cons:

– Very limited shade selection(only comes in 3 shades).
– Not ideal for dry skin(use moisturizer before or mix with BB cream).

Ratings: 4/5. Overall it is a good Beauty Benefit cream for daily use in reasonable price.

Love,
HJK

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Maybelline The Colossal kajal review, swatch

Maybelline The Colossal kajal

Colossal kajal has to be the most used product in my vanity. I am a colossal loyalist and this is an essential item in my daily office makeup routine. I mostly use it on my waterline and occasionally use on upper lash line and smudge it.

MRP: Rs. 175

Packaging: Same old yellow packaging, the color makes it easy to identify in the makeup stash. The twist up packaging is easy to use and leads to no product wastage as you need not to sharp it.

Formula: The formula is soft and creamy and glides easily. The formula doesn’t sting my eyes and didn’t caused any irritation.

Color coverage: It is not the blackest of black but gives nice black color in single swipe and you can build up the color with multiple swipes.

Longevity: It stays on my waterline for  4-5 hours and afterwards there is minor fading. After 7-8 hours there is significant fading and it transfers slightly to lower lash line. On the upper lash line it stayed on me for 2-3 hours and then started transferring to socket line but then my eye lids are oily and people with normal eye lids may experience better longevity.

Pros:

-Nice and different packaging, at least it is not the same black twist up.
-Formula is nice, smooth which makes the application smoother.
-Good color payoff, it is not the blackest of black but then you can build up the color in multiple swipes
-Good wear time, it doesn’t fade away till the time you completely remove it with a remover.
-Does not irritate the eyes
-Affordable

Cons:
-Doesn’t live up to its claim of 12 hours.
-Not totally smudge proof, I have experienced the slight transferring as well.

My verdict: It is a nice kajal considering the budget, color payoff and longevity. I recommend it.

Love,
PJK

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Maybelline The Colossal Liner – Black

Maybelline The Colossal Liner – Black

In my previous post i listed what all I have bought from Nykaa Beauty Lovers Sale- the Valentine Edition. I received two items today and thought to share the pics and quick swatches with you all. I was eagerly waiting for Maybelline The Colossal Liner – Black and from the initial experience it seems it will not disappoint me. It is a new launch from Maybelline and I wish that it is a quality product like Maybelline colossal Kajal. The color is intense black; the tip is so pointy and appropriately flexible. The flexible movement makes it very easy to glide.

I will soon update how it fares on my eyelids. I would love to test its longevity. Till then enjoy the pics Ladies 🙂

Love,
PJK

 

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MAYBELLINE EYESTUDIO LASTING DRAMA GEL EYELINER

MAYBELLINE Eyestudio lasting drama GEL eyeliner(black)

MRP: Rs. 475

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Even though I love various Maybelline products as they are easy on pocket and have great quality but Maybelline lasting drama gel liner is my favorite of all. It comes with a liner brush and it’s very easy to apply especially if you are a beginner. Its gel formula is very smooth to apply and the matte finish is too good.

I love using eyeliners since my college days and tried many, finally my search ended with Maybelline gel eye liner. I use it in place of kajal at times on my waterline because the gel is non irritant and water proof. It dries quickly and give your eyes a perfeccctt matte finish.

See the swatch below, how intensely black the color is.

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Pros:

Easy to apply.
Perfect black finish, very concentrated pigment.
Water proof and smudge proof.
Lasts really long without fading.
Gives you a matte finish, I am mad about matte eye liners.
Easy to remove with makeup remover or cleansing milk.


Cons:
It is actually not a con but if you like glossy finish then this liner is not for you.


My rating: 4 ½ out of 5

So ladies…I strongly recommend this product. You can use this as a daily wear product and trust me it won’t ditch you. You will have all day long beautiful eyes with perfect matte finish liner.