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Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips Baracuda : Review & Swatches

Hello everyone,

Colourpop is celebrating its birthday month and if you follow Colourpop on their social media you must be knowing that the whole month they had amazing deals,new launches and free shipping.I also took advantage and ordered some stuff for myself too.They were having free International shipping and three liquid lipsticks for 12$ (original 18$).I went crazy and ordered some liquid lipsticks (reviews coming soon).I thought of trying their Ultra Satin formula so I ordered Baracuda from the range.Lets jump to the review quickly.

Product Claims :

 A creamy, bold lipstick with a satin finish. This formula has the same high percentage of pigments as an Ultra Matte Lip but contains emollient ingredients for added moisture, keeping lips looking fresh and feeling super comfortable.

Though this lipstick is super long-wearing, it is not completely kiss-proof and does transfer.

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Price : 6 $ I got it for 4$ Rs 258

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Shade : It is described as warm deepened rose.I find it plumy brown color.It will suit all complexions.It is a beautiful colour.

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Texture,finish and staying power : Ultra satin formula is liquid lipstick with a satin finish.The texture is neither too thick nor thin.The formula is very comfortable and does not feel drying at all.It transfer but the colour stays on lips for a long period of time.Transferring does not means that pigments are wiping off from the lips.It stays for 6 to 8 hours on my lips with less oily food.It survive snacks and drinks easily.It does not accentuate fine lines on lips.The formula is hydrating and luxurious.Those who are not habitual of wearing liquid lipsticks will love the formula because it feels like regular bullet lipstick.I like the formula and staying power is also quite decent.I found that the lipstick stain my lips badly and I used coconut oil to  wipe the colour completely.

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Let us sum up the PROS and CONS :

PROS

  1. Comfortable formula
  2. Decent staying power
  3. Very affordable( If you grab these on sale or free shipping offer)
  4. Beautiful shades
  5. Moisturising and does not accentuate fine line.

CONS

  1. It is not transfer proof
  2. Availabilty in India.

Rating  5/5

Conclusion I am happy that I came to know about the free international shipping,it was like a dream come true lol. I love the formula of ultra satin lip and the color is also something new in my collection.I recommend you all to try Ultra Satin lips from Colourpop they have amazing colors.I planned to order Frick N frack but it was out of stock so I ordered this one.I am happy with Baracuda as well.My next purchase will be frick n frack definitely.

Thank you so much for reading,

Take care and lots of love.

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PAC Retro Matte gloss 08 review and swatch

Hello everyone,

Today I am going to talk about PAC Retro Matte gloss.PAC Cosmetics is a Indian Cosmetics company ,PAC has a large variety of professional makeup products with great quality.If you have never heard of PAC before check out there website here.Retro matte gloss is a liquid lipstick which come in 40 stunning shades.Lets get into the review quickly.

Product claims :

A revolutionary new lightweight, non-drying formula in our liquid lipsticks! Gives you an opaque payoff with just one swipe! Our liquid lipstick dries down matte right after one swipe and lasts through thick and thin! Available in 20 unique shades.

  • Lightweight
  • Opaque payoff with just one swipe!
  • Dries down matte right after one swipe!
  • For best results: Avoid oily food 

Price Rs 550 ,available here

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20170506_094307Packaging :The PAC retro matte gloss comes in a cylindrical  bottle with a black screw cap.The bottle is sturdy and travel friendly.The shades are numbered and number is mentioned at the bottom of the bottle.It has a doe foot applicator which make the application easier and comfortable.PAC has recently changed their packaging from transparent bottle to black with color coding at the end.The packaging is pretty and  bit different.

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Color – 08 is a brown with slight orangish or yellowish undertones in it.It is a subtle neutral color and will suit a variety of skin tones.The color is unique in itself and it is difficult to find this type of shade in Indian market.It is a unique addition to my lipstick collection.

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Texture and Staying power -The texture is neither too thick nor too runny ,it is somewhere in between.I found the texture and formula comparable to Colorpop Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks.The finish is velvet matte and it is transfer proof.The pigmentation is amazing and opaque.I do not find it blotchy what so ever.The staying power is also good these stays for around 6 to 8 hours with drinking and snacking.They tends to break down with very oily food.It is very important to prep your lips otherwise it will accentuate dry flaky lips.The formula is comfortable to wear and I do not find these drying or sucking moisture from my lips.

PROS

  1. Good quality
  2. Pigmented and long wearing
  3. Variety of shades
  4. Affordable
  5. Comfortable to wear
  6. Transfer proof.

CONS

  1. Preping lips is a must

Rating – 5/5

UPDATE : A little but important update.My darling youtuber Shreya Jain finds 08 as a dupe for Huda beauty Trendsetter,which is best selling nude shade from Huda’s liquid lipstick.I hope many of you find it useful.

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I think these are good quality liquid lipstick and every lipstick addict like me must try at least one shade from the range.These are really hyped in the blog sphere and loved by Indian Beauty gurus.They have variety of colors I am sure you will get your one.I am happy  because of the quality and the color ,what else you want from a lipstick.

That was it guys .Hope you find it useful.Please comment and subscribe to my blog.

I love you all so much

Bye.

 

 

 

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Makeup Revolution London Redemption Palette – Iconic 3 Review and swatches

Hi everyone,

Today I am going to review another eyeshadow palette from the brand Makeup revolution London.Makeup Revolution is popular for manufacturing affordable and amazing quality eyeshadow palettes.I purchased Iconic 3 palette which is a perfect dupe of Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.I have compared it UD naked 3 palette and it is exactly the same,the colors are also arranged exactly in the same order as in the Naked 3 palette.It is mix of mattes,shimmer and satin eye shadows.Read on to know more about this perfect dupe.

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Brand Claims:

A the ultimate palette with 12 iconic shades with ultra high payoff.

Price :

Rs 1200 but always on discount.I got mine for  Rs 390 ,huge discount 😉

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My experience with Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette

The palette comes in a rectangular plastic packaging with a transparent lid.All the ingredients and details are mentioned at the back of the palette.It comes with a sponge tip applicator and shades are nameless.The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly.However,the transparent lid is prone to scratches which look ugly after some time.

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The texture of the shadows are soft and blendable . These have minimum fallouts and are easy to work with.The matte shades are also soft and not at all chalky shimmery and satin shades are also good quality.It is a beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette with rosy and plum tones.The color selection is very pretty and suitable for fair and medium skin tones.It is a decent palette with good color payoff and staying power.They stay for around 4 to 5 hours without primer.These shadows do not crease or fade easily.

Shades are not named so I am numbering them from left to right for explaining :

  1. Matte Beige
  2. Shimmery pale pink shimmer.
  3. Satin rosy brown
  4. Matte pinky brown
  5. Shimmery rose gold color
  6. Shimmery gold color
  7. Matte brown with pink undertones
  8. Shimmery brown
  9. Shimmery dark brown
  10. Shimmery brownish taupe
  11. Satin brownish taupe
  12. Black with red sparkles.
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Swatches from L to R 1 to 6
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Swatches L to R

You can create numerous look with the palette.It has browns and pinks as dominating shades,so both neutral and dramatic looks can be created.I have used it so many times and it never disappoints me.Some shimmery shades have less color pay off but can be fix by using a wet brush or fingers.The quality is not at par with the UD naked  3 palette but it is decent palette especially if you are on a budget.The color selection is so unique and beautiful that I often reach for this palette.I have created some smokey sultry looks as well with the palette.

PROS

  1. Affordable
  2. Amazing color selection
  3. Travel friendly
  4. Good pigmentation
  5. Nice color payoff

CONS

  1. Some shimmery shades are less pigmented
  2. Average wear time.

Rating 4/5

Conclusion : It is decent quality and beginner friendly palette.I love the fact that it is perfect dupe of Naked 3 palette .Those who cannot afford Urban Decay but want to try colors can definitely go for this one. I am fond of this palette because colors are so pretty and quality is also not that bad.I will recommend this palette if you are on a budget or a beginner.

Thanks for reading ,

Take care n bye

 

 

 

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BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette – Review and Swatches

Hi everyone,

You tubers collaborating with different brands is the latest trend these days.Our favourite you tubers are coming up with different palettes now an then.However,this trend has not arrived in India yet.So,when I came to know about Carli Bybel palette by B H cosmetics I did a research and got intrigued to buy it.When B H cosmetics launched this palette ,their website crashed and no one was able to place the order .It is pretty affordable and best seller palette of B H Cosmetics. However,Carli  has launched deluxe version of her palette but I came to know about it when I ordered this one.The deluxe palette is much bigger has some new shades of highlighter and eyeshadow including some shades from previous version.The original Carli Bybel palette is discontinued now and only deluxe version is available on B H cosmetic’s website.

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Product Claims :

Beauty expert and YouTube sensation Carli Bybel designed this versatile 14 Color Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette to dial up the drama and add excitement to your look. Carli’s taste for chic refinement and modern elegance inspired her to select a collection of earthy neutrals and plummy brown shades with four face highlighters that complement every skin tone. The mix of mattes and shimmers make it easy to go from amped-up evening intensity to toned-down daytime options.

Price: 14.52 dollars .I paid Rs 1452 including shipping for the palette.I ordered from  B H Cosmetics website.

Packaging : It comes in a white color sleek cardboard packaging and a big mirror.”Aspire to Inspire” is written below the mirror,Carli always mention this quote in the beginning of her videos.It is the most beautiful palette I have ever seen.I love this unique white color palette.This is a refreshing change from normal black or transparent packaging.It has a cute cushion and pearl design on front.At the back all the details and description of the product is mentioned. It has magnetic closure and it is a travel friendly palette.This was my first International order and I was a little afraid of customs charges but I did not paid any thing of that sort.The palette arrived in 10 days which is super fast.

 

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B H Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

 

Shades and texture – This palette contains 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlights .There are 5 matte and 5 shimmery eyeshadows in the palette.This palette is so versatile that it can be used to create the most natural looks and the most dramatic looks.The shades range from champagne to plums and mauve to brownish taupe.The highlighter shades are for all skin tones. The shadows are extremely pigmented and very soft.The highlighters are also smooth and glitters are not chunky.They have perfect amount of shimmer and look absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful flower design is engraved on the highlighter which is so beautiful.Matte shades have a lot of fall out but it is easy to wipe off because of the cardboard packaging..The shimmery shades look stunning and are crazily pigmented.The mauve and plum shades are my absolute favourites,they suit all skin tones so well.These stay for around 8 hours without primer which is not bad at all.

The first row contains four matte and one shimmer eye shadow. The first row has a cream, pink toned shimmer,a soft brown,mauve and a plum eye shadow.

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Swatches Top row L to R

 

The second row has four shimmer and one matte eyeshadow. It contains a shimmer champagne,gold with shimmers,shimmery brown,shimmery copper and a satin khaki green eye shadow.

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Middle row swatches  L to R

Third row of highlighter contains a pale pink,champagne,gold and bronze highlighter. Second one from bottom is my favourite

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Last row swatches L to R

PROS

  1. Beautiful colors
  2. Affordable
  3. Pigmented and soft
  4. Nice packaging
  5. Travel friendly
  6. Suit all skin tones
  7. Highly blendable

 

CONS

  1. Not available in India

Rating : 5/5

Conclusion : This is good quality and affordable eye shadow and highlighter palette with amazing color selection.I paid a little extra for  international shipping but those who can avail it without high shipping will find it super affordable.This was a limited edition palette but the deluxe version is now available. So,if you want to try this you can definitely go for the deluxe version.I happy with my purchase, it is a beautiful addition to my makeup stash.

 

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss -Kiss me Coral Review and Swatches

 

Hi Friends,

            Today I am going to share my experience with Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in the shade Kiss me Coral .Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick range needs no introduction as we all makeup addicts know about some beautiful shades in this range. I was missing a coral shade in my gloss collection and when I saw this Lip gloss at Revlon’s counter I decided to give it a try. So let’s find out whether it impressed me or not.

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss Kiss me Coral

 

Price – Rs 550 for 3.8 ml

Packaging – Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss comes in a regular transparent bottle and black cap with brand name printed on a golden band at the upper side of the bottle. It is easier to find out shade if you are in a hurry because of the transparent bottle if you have more than one shade in your kitty. The shade name is written at the bottom of the bottle. The applicator is nothing special it is the regular doe foot applicator which I find convenient to use. All the ingredients, price, quantity and such other details are mentioned on the bottle.

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss Kiss me Coral

Shade – These are available in 12 different shades. It is semi-transparent coral red shade. It looks orange in the bottle but when applied is natural coral. You can layer it for more intense colour but a single coat gives you a natural coral lips perfect for college girls and every day wear. There are some glitters but they are not visible on lips but by looking closely into the mirror I noticed some glitters on my lips after removing the gloss. It can be topped on your favourite coral lipstick for additional shine and moisture.

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Texture and Finish – The gloss is moisturising and shining. It is non-sticky and provides semi-transparent colour to the lips. It is perfect when you don’t want to worry about lipstick colour wearing off or setting unevenly on lips. It is not heavy at all and plumps lips with moisture. It glides smoothly on lips and does not stain. I don’t find any smell in the gloss which bothers me and it is tasteless.

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Staying power – As we all know lip glosses have low staying power so it also does not have an exceptional staying power. It lasts for 3 hours without meals and after which shines starts to fade slowly. It cannot survive full meals.

 

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What I like about the product

  • These glosses are easily available across Revlon counters and online websites.
  • These are affordable.
  • It gives decent quality and quantity for the price.
  • It has a non-sticky formula and glitters are subtle.
  • It is super hydrating and plumping.
  • These glosses are available in a variety of shades.

What I don’t like about the product

  • Revlon Super Lustrous glosses have low staying power like other glosses.
  • This is semi-transparent glosses so not for people who have pigmented lips.
  • This is an average quality glosses.
  • This gloss is not for those you hate glitters.
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Lip swatch revlon superlustrous lip gloss Kiss me Coral

Rating – 4/5

Final verdict

Overall I am impressed by the lip gloss .It is light weight, non-sticky with subtle glitters. It perfectly add shine and moisture if topped over your favourite lipstick. The formula is perfect and convenient for college going girls and teenagers .Those who have pigmented lips may not find it suitable.

Thanks for reading. Bye and Take care

 

 

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Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Hot Smoked Review and Swatches

 

 

Hi friends,

Hope you all are doing well. Today I am going to review an eye shadow palette from the brand Makeup Revolution London . I was in search for an affordable eye shadow palette and this brand grabbed my attention .Makeup revolution products are widely available on websites.The redemption palette comes in variety of shades. Here are my thoughts on the Hot Smoked palette. Hope you like it.

 

Price    Rs 1200 for 14 grams.

 

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Makeup Revolution Redemption Hot Smoked

 

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Makeup Revolution Redemption Hot Smoked (Back side)

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My  Experience with Redemption Palette Hot Smoked

The product comes in a sleek bar type palette. The brand name is printed in the front of the palette.The packaging is travel friendly and it has all the details and ingredients of the product at the back of the palette. It comes with a dual ended sponge tip applicator. It contains 12 pigmented eye shadows   both in matte and metallic finish. These eye shadows are perfect for creating sultry smokey looks. This eye shadow  palette is said to be a dupe of Urban Decay Smoked palette since I don’t have UD palette so I can’t say much  whether it is a perfect dupe or not, but some shades are similar to UD smoked palette . All shades are soft and smooth and can be easily worked on and blended. It is advisable to apply eye shadow primer for best colour payoff and prevent creasing. These shadows stay for 7 to 8 hours with primer and 4 to 5 hours without primer after which it starts to fade. These shadows have minimum fall outs. It has 5 matte shades and 7 shimmery shades. I am quite impressed with the shimmery shades but matte shades are a bit chalky except black. Let’s take a look at the shades one by one as these shadows are nameless, we will number them from left to right for better understanding.

1st shade – Matte light beige perfect for brow bone highlight.(appears ivory in swatch)

2nd shade -Darker version of shade 1 can be used as transition shade or again brow bone and inner corners of eyes. This is also matte.

3rd shade – Beautiful shimmery grey.

4th shade -Matte dark brown can be used to fill and shape brows.

5th shade- Matte Black (very useful)

6th shade – Shimmery chocolate brown

7th shade -Shimmery  Plum (Love this).

8th shade – Shimmery Turquoise or sky blue .

9th shade -Shimmery Forest  green.

10th shade -Shimmery smoked grey.

11th shade Matte  lavender.

12th shade  -Shimmery purple.

Pros

  • Affordable and Travel friendly
  • Good for beginners
  • Easily blendable
  • Easily available

 

Cons 

  • Matte shades are a bit chalky
  • Staying power without primer is not good.
  • Packaging not comparable with high end brands.
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Forest Green Smokey Eye using the Palette

Rating  3.5/5.

Final verdict

Overall I am very happy with the palette and as a beginner it is a worthy investment. It is  cheap and easily available. If you have used expensive high end palettes you might not enjoy it but it is good for young  girls and beginners. I was very excited as it was my first eye shadow palette  and  I am satisfied. Please let me know your thoughts and experience with the product I would love to read them and don’t forget to share looks  created by using this palette.

 

Thanks a lot for reading …………Bye n  Tc

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Makeup Revolution London Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer – You took my Love

Hello everyone,

Today I am going to talk about another matte liquid lipstick.It is probably my first liquid lipstick and first product from the brand itself.These come in variety of shades from dark vampy colors to beautiful nudes.I bought these when Makeup Revolution was available only on Jabong.com and MUR products were always on discount.Now, MUR is becoming the most raved brands in India and the prices are Oh so much now.I donno why makeup is so expensive in India.Anyways ,without further a do lets jump to the review.

Price : Rs 700 but I bought for Rs 350 Buy here

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Makeup Revolution London Salvation Lip Lacquer

Packaging : The lip lacquer comes in a rose gold cardboard packaging which is eye catching and pretty.The lacquer is packed in  a transparent bottle with a black cap and the shade name is written at the end of the bottle.It is very  convenient to use and the applicator is perfect for easy application.The bottles are transparent so it is easy to spot the shade in the collection.The bottle is sturdy and travel friendly.

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Makeup Revolution London Salvation Lip Lacquer

Shade : The shade “you took my love” is a bright blue based fuchsia  color with a hint of neoness in it.I love the color it is bold and perk up the entire face,but I never wore it during the day time beacuse during the day it is too neon for my complexion.It is a beautiful color for weddings,parties and festivals.It will suit fair to medium complexion but it will look a bit weird on dark complexion.This is my most reached fuchsia lipstick.

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You took my love swatch in day light

Texture and staying power – It has a medium consistency neither too thick nor too thin.It easily spread on lips and give opaque finish.It is super pigmented and transfer proof. These smell nothing and does not bleed or smudge.It is very important to moisturise and exfoliate lips before applying the lipstick.The wear time is incredible,this is the reason I reach for this lipstick very often,apply it and forget it.I wore it for a function and it stayed for almost 8 hours on my lips I also had biryani but there was no significant change in color.These convert to velvet matte finish in 20 seconds but do not rub your lips when it is wet,let it  dry completely and you are  set .It is difficult to reapply this lipstick ,it is better to remove and then reapply.It cannot sustain very oily food and fades  unevenly and crumbles. I do not find these extremely drying if worn over a lip balm.It is difficult to remove this lipstick,I use coconut oil and wipe off with a coconut.

PROS

  • Transfer and smudge proof
  • Long lasting
  • Beautiful color and pigmentation
  • True matte finish
  • Travel friendly packaging

CONS

  • Costly in India
  • Some may find it drying
  • Difficult to  reapply
  • Stains badly
  • Fades unevenly and crumbles

Rating : 4/5

Overall : It is a decent liquid lipstick with solid wear time and beautiful color.I love it because it is transfer proof and stays for a long time.I  know the trick to wear it so I never found anything bad in it.Follow the rules to apply liquid lipstick and you also gonna love this.

Hope you find the review helpful.Do you have makeup revolution velvet lip lacquers?Please do share your experience

Thank you and take care

Lots of love

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Maybelline Colossal kohl – Crushed Emerald and Jewelled Jade Review and Swatches

Hello pretty ladies,

How are you all ? First of all I want to thank all of you who followed my blog,like and comment on my posts . It is very motivating and over whelming. I really thank bloggers who supported me and my work it always pushes me to work more harder and better day by day. I am going to talk about colored liners today.As a makeup lover I love to try new colors . I love blues and purples on eyes and was searching for an affordable colored liner.I purchased two colored kohl from my favourite brand Maybelline New york .This was on a combo deal on Nykaa at 50% off so I thought I should definitely pick these .The colors are beautiful and some thing which I have never tried before. These are Maybelline colossal kohl in Jewelled jade and Crushed emerald .These were launched in India some times back in three stunning shades.

Price :  Rs 249 each but I got two shades in Rs 249

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Maybelline Colossal kohl – crushed Emerald and Jewelled jade

 

Product Claims : 

Maybelline Colossal Kohl Kajal enhances the appearance of your eyes.

  • Infused with nourishing ingredients and vitamin E this kajal gives soothing effect to your eyes.
  • Smooth texture of this kajal glides effortlessly onto eyes.
  • Color stays for minimum 12 hours without fading.
  • It features a unique tip which makes application easy and comfortable

Packaging  :These kohls  come in yellow twist up liner packaging.The packaging is same like colossal black kajal but these have colored bands at the end indicating the color and shade name .I like the twist up mechanism as it is easy to use and leads to less product wastage.It is travel friendly and the cap secures the kajal well.

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Jewelled jade and Crushed Emerald

Texture and Staying power – These kohls are incredibly pigmented and smooth.Only one or two swipes are enough for intense color.These are smudge proof and waterproof .It does not irritate waterline. These stays for around 6 to 8 hours on waterlines and 4 to 5 hours on eyelids.I  have used it on my waterline as well as on eyelids ,the color was still visible on my lower lash line after 10 hours but completely vanished from my eyelids.This does not tug or pull eyes.Overall,very good in terms of quality.

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Maybelline colossal kohl

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Shades – Both shades are very refreshing in summers and a nice change from regular black or brown kajal.

Crushed Emerald – It is a gorgeous Emerald green color with little sheen to it .

Jewelled Jade – It is teal blue color with matte finish. This one is my most favourite.

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Swatches (left) Jewelled jade (right) Crushed Emerald

Lets sum up the PROS and CONS :

PROS

  1. Great pigmentation and staying power
  2. Beautiful colors
  3. Does not irritate eyes
  4. Easy application
  5. Travel friendly packing
  6. Waterproof and smudge proof
  7. Affordbale

CONS

1.Not the creamiest formula ,like Maybelline eye studio Drama eye pencil read review here

2. I hope there were some more shades like purple or beige.

Rating : 4.5/5

Overall, I love Maybelline colossal colored kohl .The colors are beautiful,pigmenation is great,staying power is good.These are the best affordable colored kohls I have tried so far.Try to get it on combo deal you are gonna love it more 😉

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NYX Soft matte lip creams dupe Miss Claire Soft matte lip creams – Review and Swatches

Hi beautiful girls,

I love matte lipsticks and liquid lipsticks are my absolute favourite.Last year was dedicated to liquid lipsticks and every makeup brand from high end to drugstore launched their liquid lipsticks. NYX Soft matte lipsticks are famous drugstore lipsticks,they are NYX’s best seller because of wide range of colors and comfortable formula.I came to know about Miss Claire SMLC which is a dupe of NYX SMLC recently and purchased a bunch of them from an insta store.These come in various shades and are pretty affordable.These are very much loved by Indian beauty bloggers so I also thought to try them out .I purchase 5 of these.So ,scroll down to know my opinion about these affordable dupes of NYX SMLC.DSC03641

Product Claims:

It’s not lipstick nor it is gloss.It is nothing that you have experienced before.It’s a lipstick that goes on smoothly but looks matte.

Price – Price not mentioned on the pckaging.I purchased these for Rs 150 plus shipping from an insta store (Rs 275 on habbana.com )

DSC03651DSC03652DSC03653DSC03654DSC03655Packaging :The packaging is almost identical to NYX soft matte lip creams.These come in a transparent plastic tube bottle with a black cap.The packaging is nice and travel friendly.These are transparent so it is easy to locate.The bottles are light weight and sturdy.The shades are numbered and numbers are written on the bottom of the bottle.I find numbering system for shades difficult to remember, wish they had names.The packaging is quite nice specially considering the price.

 

Shades :I purchased shade number 02,04,12,36 and 47.

  1. 02 – It is a warm nude with peachy brown undertones.( Exact dupe of NYX stockholm).It will suit fair to medium skins.It may wash out dusky beauties.
  2. 04 – It is a beautiful every pink color.It will suit all skin tones.
  3. 12 – It is fushia with purple undertones.It will suit all skin tones.Gorgeous shade.(similar to NYX Prague liitle lighter ,not sure whether it is exact dupe or not)
  4. 36 – It is an orangey coral color.A toned down Orange.Nice color if you are afraid of bright orange .Perfect for summer.It will suit all skin tones
  5. 47 – A pink with brown undertones.Very beautiful color for a natural no makeup kinda look.It will also suit all skin tones .(Dupe of NYX Cannes)

 

Texture,finish and Staying power – The formula is light weight and creamy.It spreads very easily on  lips.It is kind of moussy texture .These smells like vanilla toffee.They settle to a matte finish after 1 or 2 minutes.These are very pigmented and single swipe is enough  to get the color. They are not patchy at all.These are buildable and medium coverage.The best part is that these are so comfortable and hydrating that you do not need to use any lip balm underneath.I have worn this without lip balms and O my gosh they don’t even accentuate dry patches on my lips.I have very dry lips and when I am in a hurry and don’t have time to prep my lips.I go for these cute little babies. The staying power is not very impressive they stays for around 3 to 4 hours.These are not transfer proof.These can’t stay after a full meal . In case of some liquid lipsticks you need to remove the lipstick to reapply otherwise it look weird and flaky but Miss claire SMLC are easy to reapply.They fade evenly and it is easy to remove them.

Lets summarise its Pros and Cons

PROs

  1. affordable and widely available
  2. Variety of shades (30 or 40 shades)
  3. Comfortable formula
  4. Easy to reapply and remove
  5. Does not dry out lips
  6. Paraben and cruelty free
  7. Efficient applicator and travel friendly packaging
  8. Good pigmentation.

CONs

  1. Low staying power
  2. Some shades are almost identical
  3. No testers available
  4. Not transfer proof

Rating 4.5/5

Conclusion : I love Miss Claire liquid lipstick .They are so affordable and good quality.These are close dupe of NYX SMLC in terms of formula, texture and  shades (some not all). I hope these were transfer proof but considering the price this can be ignored.I will suggest you all to try at least one shade from Miss Claire ,it is a total steal. These are the cheapest liquid lipstick in my collection.

Hope you all find it useful.Have you tried Miss Claire Soft Matte lip creams?

Take care and Bye

Lots of love

 

 

 

 

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Makeup Revolution London Profix Makeup Fixing Spray – Review

Hi my beautiful friends,

How are you all ?I am good and very excited because I am back to blogging after one week .Last week was a bit busy and I could not find time to  publish post. Today I am going to talk about Makeup Revolution Pro fix makeup fixing spray.This is my first makeup fixing spray.I recently purchased some MUR and Freedom stuff .I love MUR products they are so affordable and high quality and OMG they have wide variety of products.However MUR is not so economical in India which  disappoints me,but it is a good idea to buy from Insta stores instead of Nykka or habbana or any other website because they are reasonably charged there.So without further a do lets jump on to the review.

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Makeup Revolution pro fix amazing spray

Prouct claims :

The ultimate product In Makeup Revolution’s Professional range.
Used by professionals and for everyday use to keep your makeup in place all day long. Our formula will protect your makeup against heat & humidity, cold, and windy conditions, and however your skin reacts this will help your makeup stay perfect for up to 8 hours.

Directions for use:
After applying makeup as usual.
Shake bottle. Hold your Professional Fixing Spray at arms length and spray the microfine mist until your makeup is fully covered with your eyes closed. Avoid any direct contact with the eyes.

INGREDIENTS:
Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Amp-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Sorbitol, Retinyl Palmitate, Linseed Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, BHT

Price :Rs 650 for 100 ml I purchased from an Insta store (Rs 850 – 1000 on Indian websites)

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Review : Makeup Revolution Pro fix amazing Spray come in a white classy bottle with a spray nozzle and a transparent cap.It is advisable to hold the bottle at arm length and then spray.The nozzle works fine and dispense the right amount of mist.After spraying the mist vanishes in 10 20 seconds and get absorbs into the skin.The bottle is travel friendly and leak proof.All the ingredients and directions to use are mentioned at the back side of bottle.Overall packaging is good ,no complains here.

The spray is liquid consistency and it is white in color when sprayed but becomes colorless after a second.The spray help the product to spread evenly on face. I use two or three pumps to cover my entire face.The smell is neither pleasant nor bothering to me,I think it smell like some Homeopathic medicine :).The smell vanishes in 10 seconds and I totally forget that I have sprayed something on my face.

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MUR amazing Pro fix spray.

Now, the performance part.I have dry skin and whenever I bake or set my concealer with a compact donno how to describe but I do not like the finish.It look so made up or cakey you can say.Here comes the spray ,just two or three pumps and it takes away all the powder and cakiness on my face.The result is a seamless and natural looking base.I have used it 3 4 times and I love the finish .The finish is neither matte nor dewy but some where in between.If I have applied more foundation,bronzing powder or blush by mistake  I use it on a sponge and dab all over the face,it takes away the extra product and blend it seamlessly. It keeps my makeup on place for 6 hours .I cannot comment on 12 hour claim because I have not used it for so long.I have oily T zone and dry cheeks ,it successfully controlled oil on my T zone.It keeps makeup looking fresh for a longer period of time even in humid climate.

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MUR Pro fix amazing spray when sprayed
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MUR Pro fix amazing spray after 10 seconds of spray

 

The ingredient list is a mixture of good and bad components.It has alcohol but it also have aloe juice,sunflower seed oil and castor oil.Alcohol is not good for dry and sensitive skin so a patch test is recommended.I have dry skin and I do not face any issues in using it.It does not make my skin  more drier after use.It is a must have product in summers.

 

Lets sum down the pros and cons:

PROS

  1. Easy to use with spray bottle
  2. Travel friendly
  3. Help in blending the makeup seamlessly
  4. Nice and  natural finish
  5. Absorbs quickly into the skin
  6. Keep makeup in place for 6-7 hours
  7. Controls oil

CONS

  1. Alcohol as an ingredient.

Smell can be bothering for some

Overall I think Makeup revolution  pro fix amazing spray is a good budget friendly option in India specially when you cannot afford MAC fixing spray.Indian market lacks budget friendly fixing sprays.It takes away all the cakiness and give natural seamless finish,which is everyone’s desire ;).I am happy with its performance and I will recommend it to everyone.

Rating – 4.5/5

Have you tried Makeup Revolution Fixing spray?Do you agree with my views?Please share your opinions and suggestions.

Take care and Bye