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!

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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! 

Maybelline Barbie Mascara Review

Salaam Ladies!

I am back with another review this week which is a makeup must have- a mascara! Your eye makeup is incomplete unless your lashes are at least once brushed by this magic wand. While doing eye makeup, mascara is unmissable, you can let go off the liner for once but not the mascara. It opens up the eyes and brightens up the face. In this post, I will be reviewing the Maybelline Magnum Barbie Mascara. I have been using this for over a month now and I am quite impressed by the product.


I am in love with the packaging! Going by the name the packaging obviously has to look bright and cute akin a barbie. It comes in a bright yellow tube with a glossy pink cap. The cap is airtight and hence, leak proof. The product is priced at Rs. 399.


It has a curvy wand with dense bristles. The curve enables the wand to cover up even the tiniest of lashes and the dense bristles help in building volume. The mascara adds great length to the lashes and gives a considerable volume. The mascara is available in only one colour- Jet Black and has a creamy texture. It dries super fast and clumps the lashes if more than two coats are applied. The application is a bit messy as it leaves black speckles on the eyelids and below the waterline.


As per the claims, the product is waterproof and stays for long. It does not come off easily and is almost impossible to remove without an oil based cleanser. You require a good oil-based cleanser to get this off your lashes (I personally use coconut oil to remove my makeup and it comes off easily).


Pros:

  1. Adds good length and considerable volume.
  2. Curvy wand reaches the corners of the eyes covering the tiniest of lashes.
  3. Waterproof and long lasting
  4. Dries quickly.
  5. Gives a solid jet black look and opens up the eyes.
  6. Cute Packaging 😉

Cons:

  1. Does not come off easily.
  2. Clumps the lashes after 2 coats.
  3. Starts flaking.
  4. Messy application.

This mascara is available on nykaa at 20% discount! Grab it before it goes!!

Coloréssence Kajal Review

Hello everyone!

Kajal is a must have and your go-to makeup to brighten up an otherwise dull face. We are so obsessed with it that not wearing it for one day makes people wonder if something’s seriously wrong with us! While searching for an affordable kajal that I can use for daily wear I stumbled upon this Kajal Pencil by coloressence.  In this post, I will be reviewing the Coloressence Kajal Pencil. I have been using it since a while now and will give you an account of what I feel about the product.


Priced at Rs.145, this Kajal Pencil is enriched with the goodness of Ayurvedic formula, hence making it suitable for everyone to use. It has a square shaped body which makes it very convenient to hold and glide on to the eyes. It has a really soft stroke and has a cooling effect. It gives a thick dark stroke in a single swipe helping you define your eyes well.

The thick black stroke.

However, the Kajal has failed to impress me as it does not stay for long and smudges within minutes of application making your eyes look extremely shabby. Kajal smears all around your eyes and you will see dark circles under your eyes. In my opinion, it isn’t worth spending your money on.

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Pros:

  1. Extremely smooth and gives a thick black stroke.
  2. Affordable.
  3. Suitable for everyone since it has an ayurvedic formula.
  4. Glide on once and you are good to go.

Cons:

  1. Smudges within minutes making face look shabby.
  2. Does not stay for more than 1-2 hours.

I have a number of reviews lined up for you guys. Stay tuned!

Until next time 🙂

My favourite matte M.A.C. Lipsticks

Hey guys!! M.A.C. is on Nyka and I couldn’t be more excitedddd! I’m a sucker for lipsticks, especially bold matte shades! Now that M.A.C. is on nyka I’ve put together 15 shades out of 30-ish shades of matte lipsticks suitable for the Indian skin tone(’twas a tough time selecting these)! I’m not a fan of orange lipsticks or lipsticks with orange undertones, so you won’t find any lipstick with an orange pigmentation in this list. I’ve carefully selected them going through innumerable swatch videos of each lipstick available on nyka to make sure that every lipstick I mention here complements the Indian skin tone well.

1. Ruby Woo

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2. Runway Hit

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3. Chili

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4. Whirl

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5. Pink Pigeon

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6.Steady Going

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7. Diva

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8. Taupe

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9. Instigator

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10. Sin

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11. Russian Red

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12. Please me

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13. Smoked Purple

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14. Studded Kiss

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15. Honey Love

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16. Viva Glam 1

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So this ends my list! Hope you liked the post 🙂

P.S.- Looks like a few of them aren’t available on Nyka at the moment. Add it to your wishlist or leave your e-mail for nyka to notify you!

Printed Jeans

Hello Guys! Hope you’re all doing well 🙂 With this post I’m back with styling printed jeans in 2 different ways which are not your regular plain-top-on-printed-jeans combination.

Look 1

For the first look I’ve worn a white coloured, full-sleeved, high-low crochet top that gives a crop top look from the front with my black and red printed jeans. Keeping the accessories minimal, I have worn a heavy multi-stone statement neck piece pretty much matchy matchy with the colour of the jeans and tied my hair in a cute half top-knot bun.

To complete the look I’ve worn these closed toe black sandals that add a very elegant touch to the whole look.

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Neck Piece: Durga Gold & Silver, M.G. Road, Secunderabad

You can alternatively wear a coloured tube (Maroon in this case) to accentuate the look.

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Sandals: Streetstylestore.com

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Look 2

For this look I’ve paired the jeans with a printed (Yes!!It’s print on print!), sleeveless, turtle neck (Winter’s just round the corner guys!) woolen top.

To keep the attention on the outfit, I haven’t worn any accessories  (Since it’s about styling the jeans in a different way, soo…) and completing the look are my staple black wedges from catwalk!

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Tell me how you liked the look in the comments below !

Thank you Bilquis Vali for these amazing pictures!

Until next time!

 

 

Versatile Denim- Part 3

When in doubt, wear Denim!

That’s exactly how I ended up creating this look! The top has speckles of metallic on it and I badly wanted to pair it with a metallic jeans but I also wanted to wear it asap! Now that I wasn’t able to buy myself a metallic jeans(no time) and I just couldn’t wait to try on the top, I wore it with my evergreen skinny jeans! The result is for you to see:

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Here I have paired  a sky blue coloures flared top having metallic speckles around the neck with my denim jeans.

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To keep the look very much in sync with the current metallic trend I have worn a metallic cuff bracelet and a metal watch embellished with stones. For the neck I have worn a multi layered chain in darker shades of blue to uplift the mood of the outfit.

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 Thank you for these amazing clicks Smridhi😘