Sugar smudge me not liquid lipsticks review

Greetings Readers!

Hope your Diwali ki tayyari is going well. As for me, I still have to go and buy an outfit for myself!
For this post, I will be reviewing the Sugar cosmetics smudge me not liquid lipsticks. I purchased two shades of liquid matte and one Vivid matte from Sugars Prive access hence, they cost me around Rs. 360 each (I am a smart buyer, guys).

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Packaging and Pricing

The product is priced at Rs.499 for 4.5ml of product which makes it a very affordable option. It is difficult to find a liquid matte of amazing quality at this price in the Indian market. It is available in 20 different shades (I know, tough decisions to make) .
The packaging of the product is BEAUTIFUL! I mean don’t even get me started,  I can go on and on and on and on about it. I’ve spoken about it at great lengths in my review of the eye told you so eyeliner and how it was the very reason I purchased sugar.

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My experience

I ordered the shades Tan Fan (don’t get deceived by the name, it’s not tan colour) and Divine Praline (I’m a sucker for bold shades) and boy am I impressed! The consistency of the lipstick is just right and is very well pigmented. Just one swipe and you are good to go!  The application wand is small and the applicator is very flexible and spongy making precise application a cake walk. The lipstick takes about a minute to dry which according to me is a plus point for those who like mixing shades and applying. It dries to a beautiful matte which does not feel heavy at all. It is not very drying. One thing about matte lipsticks drying your lips depends on how well you’ve prepped your lips. It’s important to exfoliate and apply lip balm before applying a matte lipstick to prevent drying and peeling. The lipstick is transfer proof.

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Top: Divine Praline; Bottom: Tan Fan

The lipstick has literally survived the test of time! It stays the same for hours together and wears off a bit, mind you, just a ‘bit’ after having a good meal. It can go for 6-8 hours without smudging.
How can I not talk about the fragrance? It has a beautiful fragrance and I couldn’t stop smelling the swatch on my hand. My mom thought I was crazy but you gotta smell it to believe it.

 

Click here to buy it directly from Sugar Cosmetics website.
Click here to buy it from nykaa.
Pros:

  1. Affordable
  2. Not very drying
  3. Highly Pigmented
  4. Long wear
  5. Transfer Proof
  6. Soothing Fragrance
  7. A range of shades available

Cons:

  1. The applicator does not have enough space to come out of the hole making it a messy process.

That’s about it for this post! Tell me how you liked it in the comments below!

 

 

 

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Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon Review

Greetings Readers,

In this post, I am going to review the Lakme enrich lip crayons. I know I am late to join the bandwagon but these crayons were such a hit when they were launched that I could not get my hands on them for a long long time. When I finally managed to buy it, I lost it and it feels terrible :/ I am cringing that I lost it and I don’t feel like buying it either. (If you’re feeling bad for me you can send it :p). I borrowed my friends’ lip crayon to click pictures for this review.

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The lip crayon retails for Rs.185 and along with it comes a free sharpener. The packaging isn’t anything special. Looks akin a crayon.

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The lip crayon in shade cinnamon brown is a beautiful subtle brown shade that glides on smoothly. It has a creamy matte finish and isn’t drying at all. I love the fragrance of the lip crayon.  It has a *poor colour payoff and is barely visible on pigmented lips. Since my lips aren’t pigmented, it gives a very natural look. It starts fading within 2 hours of application and requires regular touch-ups.

 

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One major drawback of any lip crayon is the product wastage on sharpening. It breaks my heart to see so much of the product going into the bin.

Pros:

  1. Affordable
  2. Free Sharpener
  3. Creamy, Does not dry the lips
  4. Soothing Fragrance
  5. A great option for daily wear

Cons:

  1. Poorly Pigmented
  2. Does not show on pigmented lips
  3. A lot of product wastage on sharpening
  4. Not for those who are looking for long wear lipsticks

This was my experience with the lip crayon! Tell me how you feel about it in the comments below.

Click here to buy it.

*Please note that I am talking about the shade Cinnamon Brown here and thereby commenting on its pigmentation only and not the other shades in this range.

 

Faces Magneteyes Kajal Review

Greetings Ladies,

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Hope you are all doing well and eating a lot of Laddus. Recently, I got my hands on the Faces Magneteyes Kajal and this post is a review of the same.

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The product comes in a bright red colored twist pen and is priced at Rs. 175 for 0.35g of product.

Product Claims:

  • Waterproof
  • Smudge proof
  • Lasts All Day

My experience with the product: The kajal goes down in the pen as easily as it twists up. It has a smooth creamy texture making the application soft and comfortable. You have to layer it twice or thrice to get a well defined black line on the lash line. Though it claims to be smudge proof, the product smudges A LOT and looks really shabby, especially if you have oily skin. It lightens a little after application but the remaining kajal stays on for a really long time. Even after you’ve washed your face, until tomorrow, traces are still there. I’ve even experienced itching on the inner corner of my eye on application. I think this varies from person to person.  In all, it isn’t something great or different to ditch your existing Kajal for this.

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Pros:

  1. Smooth application
  2. Affordable
  3. Long Lasting
  4. Twisting Pen

Cons:

  1. Smudges a lot.
  2. Lightens
  3. Requires layering for a defined line.

That’s about it for this post guys! If you’ve used this, tell me your experience with it in the comments below.

Sugar eyeliner review

DISCLAIMER: This post is going to be longer than usual because I have a fun story to share!

It’s crazy how one swipe of an eyeliner can change your entire look and decide how your eyes appear and this is why it is really important to find a good and a durable liner. For this post I have decided to review the ‘Eye told you so!’ smudge proof eyeliner in the shade Black Swan-01 by Sugar Cosmetics.

Before I get to the review, I want to share my I-got-really-lucky story about how I got my hands on the Sugar Liner. So I had placed my order for The Big Bang Berry vivid matte lipstick with sugar in May last year.  Around that time Sugar wasn’t as big a brand as it is today and it reckon it maintained a very limited stock. After placing my order, much to my delight, the lipstick stock got over and I received an e-mail that said the order could be delivered only after two months now, that is in July.  With that message, came a deal- They gave me two options:

  1. To cancel my order.
  2. To wait for my order to be delivered in July and select either their Kajal or Liner as a compensation for the delay.

I obviously went for the second option because, number one, I wasn’t in any hurry to recieve the lipstick and number two, WHO DOES NOT LOVE FREE STUFF? In July, 2016 i recieved a ‘Big bang berry’ vivid matte lipstick and an ‘Eye told you so!’ eyeliner just for Rs.549 (549 because 10% off on first order XD)! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Now coming to the review, let’s start with the packaging. To be very honest, packaging was the very reason I decided to buy sugar. I happened to land on it’s website through their online promotions and I loved the packaging so much that i just couldn’t resist- the beautiful graphic print and the sorted website got me! I usually do budget shopping, so buying a lipstick worth Rs.600 isn’t something I would consciouslly do. I did not go through any reviews and blindly placed the order JUST for the packaging. The liner comes in a sleek black container and is air-tight making it travel friendly with an outer digital print cardboard box pack that oozes class. Sugar surely has understood the Jo-dikhta-hai-vo-bikta-hai mantra very well.


It is a highly pigmented, smudgeproof, jet black liquid liner, dries matte within seconds. The consistency of the liquid is just right and moves smoothly onto the eyelids without any clogs or patches. Just one stroke is enough to define the eyes well. It stays for good 5-6 hours (invalidating Sugars’ 24-hour stay claim), if untouched,then starts coming off from the inner corners of the eyes.


One thing that I love about the liner is the applicator. The wand is of just the right length and has a sponge brush that picks the right amout of product. It’s pointed at the end and gradually thickens that makes applying the thinnest and the thickest line a cakewalk. A great option for beginners to go for.


The liner is not waterproof and comes off very easily. You can even rub it off with your finger. If you’re looking for a liner that doesn’t come off easily, then this isn’t for you.

Pros:

  1. Great Consistency.
  2. Air-tight packaging; hence, does not dry even after a year.
  3. Precise applicator making it great for beginners.
  4. Delivers the quality for price.
  5. Attractive and travel friendly packaging.
  6. Highly pigmented.
  7. Dries quickly.
  8. Smudge-proof

Cons:

  1. Not waterproof
  2. Does not stand the 24-hour stay claim.
  3. Comes off very easily; You can rub it off with your bare, dry finger only.

This is all about the Sugar ‘Eye told you so’ eyeliner. Do share your views on the review or experience with the liner in the comments below.

 

 

 

ColourPop Lipstick Review

Hello Ladies!

This week I am back with the review of my most favourite product-LIPSTICK! and that too Colourpop!! I am a lipstick junkie and a sucker for matte lipsticks and when I landed on colourpop’s website I just couldn’t resist. Selecting 3 out of all their gorgeous shades was indeed a task (How I wish I could have them all)! Also, how could I forget the endless convincing that it took to order these beauties 😀

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IMG_6547.JPGI ordered three shades- Time Square, Tulle and Bumble and they come in the standard colourpop packaging. It has a really long doe foot wand which makes it a tad bit difficult to precisely apply the lipstick but the applicator is quite comfortable.

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True to its name, the lipstick is extremely matte and drying. If you hate lipsticks that dry your lips then this ain’t for you. The formula is lightweight and very well pigmented. It does not feel heavy on the lips at all. The lipstick dries really quickly(within 15-20 secs) so you gotta work real fast with it.

 

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Swatches from top to bottom. 1. Times Square 2. Tulle 3. Bumble 4. Bad habit

I do not suggest layering it up once it dries since it gets flaky and peels off.  Do whatever blending and layering of different lipsticks you want to while it’s wet. Also, it’s really important to prep the lips before applying the lipstick to prevent drying and peeling off of skin. Exfoliate your lips and apply a thick layer of moisturiser or Vaseline petroleum jelly and let it settle for a while before painting your lips.

The staying power of the lipstick is very good and it is non-transferable. It stays for a good 6-8 hours and wears off a bit on the inside if you eat or drink. This liquid lipstick is a great deal at 6 USD and is available on colourpop’s official website. The international orders might be a bit expensive since customs in India are really a pain. I’d suggest you get someone staying in the USA order it for you and get it when they come.

Pros:

  1. Lightweight.
  2. Amazing quality at a cheap rate.
  3. Dries quickly.
  4. Extremely matte.
  5. Very well pigmented.
  6. Long Staying power.

Cons:

  1. Drying.
  2. Wand too long. (A very minute thing)
  3. Gets flaky and peels off if another coat is applied after the lipstick dries.
  4. Customs can make it expensive. (For International orders only)

You can purchase the lipsticks from here.

So that’s about it for the colourpop review. Tell me how you liked it in the comments below!

The Blushed Nudes Palette Review

Hello Ladies! 

How are you all spending your summer? I am working on the next few blog posts! For this post, I am going to review The maybelline blushed nudes eyeshadow palette. This palette created quite a stir and was an instant hit! Thanks to its predecessor, The Nudes Eyeshadow palette. 


Priced at ₹ 899 this palette has 12 beautiful rose gold infused shades with a choice of both, matte and shimmer look for the eyes. Ranging from both cool to mid toned shades, this palette looks absolutely natural on any skin tone. The 12 colour options easily enable you to switch from the soft girl next door look to that bold, sultry look. 

The best part about the palette is that it’s extremely beneficial for beginners as it comes with a guide as to how to go about the application. This comes in handy if you have no clue as to how to apply an eye-shadow.  


One major drawback of this product is that it is not sufficiently pigmented. Only the bottom 2 shades on the right corner have the right amount of pigmentation. Rest of the shades require a lot layering or application of an eye-primer or a concealer for the colours to truly stand out. If not backed by these three measures, the shades are barely visible. Also, the palette comes without a mirror facility which means if you’re travelling or getting ready away from the comfort of your home, you need to carry a mirror separately.

Now let’s talk about the packaging a bit. I absolutely adore the packaging. It’s a beautiful rose gold coloured palette (standing true to the name) that is sleek and travel friendly. It comes with an eye shadow brush, closes real tight, so you can just throw it in your bag without any worries of the product spoiling. 😉 You can easily carry it just about anywhere due to its sleek design. 

Pros:

1. A great deal at ₹899 for 12 shades.

2. Can easily experiment with different types of looks.

3. Travel friendly.

3. Will suit all skin tones.

4. Comes with an application guide.

5. Affordable.

6. Smooth Application.

Cons:

1. Not very pigmented.

2. Requires a lot of layering, use of concealer or eye primer for the colours to truly show up.

3. Comes without a mirror. 

4. Gets chalky.

I’d give it a 3/5.

That’s about it folks! Tell me how has the review helped you in the comments below. Thanks and see you next week. 

If you wish to purchase it, Nykaa has an amazing sale going on right now! Click here to buy it at 20% off!