Happy New Year 2014: Plans and Resolutions!!

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I simply cannot believe how fast this year has gone by! So much happened in 2013 that it becomes difficult to summarize it in just one post but nevertheless it was a good year and I am hoping 2014 would be even a better one!

2013 Amazing Finds - Skincare!!

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Cannot believe we have already come to an end of 2013! So today's post is continuation of the 2013 Amazing Finds tag, of which 1st part Makeup I shared with you all here and today I'll be sharing some amazing finds in skincare.

2013 Amazing Finds - Makeup!!

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I was tagged by the gorgeous Supria of Sushy Loves Blush to do this really interesting tag where we share our most amazing finds of the year..it may be makeup, skin care, hair care etc. But today I'll be sharing my favorite find of the year and hands down it has to be blushes!

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up Review, Swatches and FOTD

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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick India

I am not a lipstick junkee but I do enjoy light weight and matte lipsticks a lot and when we talk about matte lipsticks how can MAC Retro Matte range not be mentioned! As we all know couple of months back MAC launched few new shades in the Retro Matte range and thankfully most of the shades are made permanent! The texture of these new lipsticks is inspired from the highly raved and cult favorite Ruby Woo but the only difference being these are much less drying.

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Giveaway!! & Its International!!!

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Its been a long time since I did a giveaway here on MVT, also recently we completed 6 months successfully! What better way to celebrate than a giveaway! This giveaway is purely to thank all my readers and subscribers for their continuous love and support! Plus December is a very special month as its also my birthday month! Yes! And now for the prize...as you must have guessed from the title of this giveaway one lucky reader of MVT will get a brand new MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick! And yes this time the giveaway is open internationally!!

Please fill in the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway, also all rules are mandatory and I'll be checking each and every entry myself. Any invalid entries will be disqualified! The giveaway will run starting today ie 21st Dec 2013 till 31st Jan 2014. The winner will be announced within the 1st week of Feb 2014. The winner has to respond within 48 hours after which I'll have to pick a new winner.

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Until next time take care and stay beautiful!

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First Impressions! Benefit Rockateur Blush!

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Benefit Rockateur Blush

Recently I picked up my first Benefit blush and it is none other than their newly launched Rockateur which retails for 28$ for 5g of product!

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover Review

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Lakme has completely revamped their makeup line and are constantly coming out with new and improved collections! Lakme Absolute was one such collection which got raved reviews especially for their lipstick range! I personally love the absolute matte lipsticks a lot!

So today I'll be sharing my thoughts on the Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover which is priced at 210 for 60ml.

Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil Review

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With the onset of winters my skin has become more and more dry and dehydrated. This is when I decided to give Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil a try and boy I am glad I did! Previously I have tried Clarin's Lotus Oil which was specifically for oily to combination skin but felt it quite heavy on the skin but Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil is quite extra ordinary!

Essence Gel Eyeliner 01 Midnight In Paris Review, Swatch and EOTD

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Essence Gel Eyeliner

Apologize for being mia since a week but things at work were crazy  plus my sister was visiting me so with all the stuff that was happening I couldn't find time to write a blog post. I recently finished off my Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner which if you have been a regular reader of my blog you would know was my go to liner since last 4 to 5 months so I thought before I go ahead and buy a new felt tip liner let me dig in on my existing gel liner collection!

Currently Testing - Mario Badescu Skin Care Range!

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I am a firm believer in switching skin care according to the weather conditions and since the winters have started in India I needed something more moisturizing than my Clinique DDMG moisturizer. I remember I received a lot of samples of Mario Badescu when I was in KL and the brand is known for their high quality skin care range so I thought why not give it a try!

Maybelline Color Tattoo Tough as Taupe Review, Swatches, Look and a possible dupe!

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Tough As Taupe, MAC Paint Pot Tailor Grey Dupe

Maybelline Color Tattoos are by far the best affordable cream eyeshadows available in India comparable to MAC! Who doesn't love them? I know I do! When these were launched in India last year they were a huge hit and I grabbed almost all the shades available which reminds me I need to do a swatch post of all my color tattoos asap...

Vichy Purete Thermal 3 in 1 Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution Review

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Vichy Micellar Solution, Bioderma Sensibio

Makeup removal is probably the most important part of makeup routine which we often neglect resulting into clogged pores and acne. Since I have extremely dry and sensitive skin around my eyes and since I wear contact lenses I try to use makeup removers which are good for sensitive skin as well as which don't sting or irritate my eyes.

Inglot Color Play Mascara 03 Blue Review, Swatches and EOTD

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Bright blue mascara anyone? I know! You probably think I am out of my mind....eerrr gosh no but I am totally loving this bright blue mascara from Inglot! Inglot recently introduced Colour Play Mascara and they have 5 shades in this collection 01 Brown, 02 Green, 03 Blue, 04 Purple and 05 Navy Blue. I picked up the shade 03 Blue which is stunning bright bold almost neon blue....pure love at first sight! <3

Nars Oasis Blush Review, Swatches and FOTD

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Nars Oasis Blush

Have you heard about "Sparkling Pink Champagne"? That is exactly how Nars describes Oasis Blush! Nars has huge variety of blushes and they are cult favorites but for when I started buying Nars blushes my attention gravitated towards not so famous blushes from Nars and Oasis is definitely one of my earlier purchases. 

Sedona Lace Jumbo Fan Brush FB 01 Review and Photos

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Sedona Lace Jumbo Fan Brush, Sedona Lace Fan Brush

I have been wanting to share my views the oh-so famous Sedona Lace Jumbo Fan Brush FB01 since a long time now but due to some reason it kept on getting delayed. Finally today I decided to write the down the review so if you are interested to know more about this brush please keep on reading!

Elianto Berry Matte Lipstick 04 Review, Swatches and FOTD

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MAC Mehr Dupe

I am loving matte lipsticks a lot these day..you must have guessed from the MAC Retro Matte haul which I posted last week! Another beauty which I have been wearing constantly since last 3 weeks is Elianto Berry Matte Lipstick in the shade 04. I got this while I was in KL and I remember I got it because I thought it was a good dupe for MAC Mehr which unfortunately is not available in Malaysia. 

Reader's Say - Do You Take Multivitamins or Health Supplements?

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MAC Diwali Haul: Retro Matte Lipsticks, Pro Long Wear Paint Pot and Brushes!

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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick, MAC Pro Long Wear Paint Pot, MAC 212, MAC 227, MAC 275

Since the Retro Matte range launched I had been eyeing couple of lipsticks but as usual they were out of stock in all the MAC stores here. Hence decided to pick them up from KL.....of course Mr D came to rescue and as always got the stuff within a month!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Review and Swatches

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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

It's been a while since I did a skin care product review. Next on my review list was my current moisturizer which is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel! I always wanted to give this a shot especially because it seems to be one of the best moisturizers for oily to combination skin and almost everyone I know uses this and raves about it! It is part of their 3-Step Skincare for oily to combination skin.

Products I've Used Up/Empties Post #1

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I finished a bunch of products in past couple of months so I thought to so my first ever empties post on MVT! Most of the products in this post have already been reviewed so I'll link the detailed reviews below if in case you might want to check them out! Without any further adieu lets get started!

MAC Genuine Treasure Paint Pot Review, Swatches and EOTD

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MAC Genuine Treasure Paint Pot

I cannot believe it is November already..we are approaching the end of 2013..wow! Since Diwali is right around the corner I thought I'd review my most favorite cream eye shadow which is perfecttttttt for this festive season and it is MAC Genuine Treasure Paint Pot! It came out last year with the Posh Paradise Collection so unfortunately it was limited edition but I recently found a good dupe for it so if you want to know more about the product keep on reading!

ELF Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder St Lucia Review, Swatches and FOTD

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ELF Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

Are you familiar with writer's block? I think I am having one right now! Though there is so much that I want to share with you all for some weird reasons my mind has just stopped functioning and all of a sudden I am at a loss for words! Anyways I have decided to clear the backlog asap and share some of the awesome and not so awesome products which I have been enjoying lately.

I love my blushes & bronzers and this is no secret. I usually try to switch products so as to get proper use out of my entire collection and none of them are left behind. Since last few months I have been loving my NYC Sunny Bronzer a lot and use it almost every time but since I wanted a change I picked up my ELF Studio Contouring and Bronzing Palette in the shade St Lucia which is supposedly a dupe for Nars Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer! So lets find out how I feel about it!

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Beige Review, Swatches and Comparison!

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I know I have been MIA since couple of weeks now but lots of stuff was happening in my personal as well as professional life which took a drastic toll on my health. First got bad cold, cough, fever and throat infection and just as I started to feel better got severe stomach infection from which I am still recovering. I have so many reviews and products to share with you all, will try to catch up soon! Promise!

If you have been following me you would know that I was looking for a decent compact powder for my combination skin. The last one I tried was the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed powder which didn't fare well on my combination skin and found really drying! So last time when I visited mom's place my sister handed me Maybelline Dream Matte Powder which she had been using and was quite happy with it. I had used this one last year and absolutely loved it so thought why not give it a try again and boy I am glad I did!

Inglot Freedom System Lipstick 86 Review, Swatch and FOTD - A must have shade for Fall/Winter!

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Inglot Freedom System Lipsticks are one of my favorite when it comes to lip products. I have reviewed the shade 14 in detail earlier and today I'll be reviewing one of my all time favorite shade which is perfect for fall/winters as well as a must have shade for the on going festive season!

Inglot Under Makeup Base Review and Swatches

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Today I'll be reviewing the one and only primer I own in my vanity and its Inglot Under Makeup Base. It's priced for 900 INR and has 30ml of product. I bought it about a year back on 20% discount from majorbrands.in.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque Review and Swatches

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Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Things have been a bit slowly here lately and that's because I haven't been keeping well past few days but slowly I am trying to get back on tracks and hopefully I'll come up with more step by step tutorials soon! I know many of you have requested looks using the Naked palettes and I am definitely going to do few very soon! But for today's post I'll be sharing one of my must have item in my skin care routine and that is Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque!

Loreal Color Riche Lipstick 840 Nature's Blush Review, Swatches and FOTD

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Loreal Color Riche Lipstick Nature's Blush

Loreal Color Riche Lipsticks are one of my favorite due to their creamy formula! I have already reviewed one of my top favorite shade from this range Beige Creme here and today I'll be reviewing another stunner shade from this range and it is 840 Nature's Blush!

theBalm Haul - Bahama Mama, Down Boy, Cabana Boy, Betty-Lou Manizer and Stainic

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theBalm Bahama Bronzer, theBalm Down Boy, theBalm Cabana Boy, theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer

As you all know I am a big fan of theBalm products especially their blushes! So when they had 50% off discount going on last April I requested my cousin to pick up some products for me and they finally reached me a week back! I had to wait 6 months for these to reach me from US but once I opened the package the wait was truly worth it! All of the products are fabulous and of top notch quality!

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation 857 Golden Tan Review, Swatches and FOTD

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Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation 857

So today I'll be reviewing a foundation which you have seen me wearing in a lot of my FOTD's and its none other than Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-n-1 Foundation in the shade 857 Golden Tan. I already have done a 1st Impressions post on this one which you can find here

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-n-1 Foundation is described as "All-day flawless coverage. Lasting power of a primer, coverage of a concealer and blendability of a foundation in one. Shine free" Lets find out if the claims are true..shall we?

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder Sunny Review, Swatches and FOTD

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NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder Sunny

I have been obsessed with bronzers lately so I thought let me share my views on one of my favorite and to-go bronzer which is NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in the shade Sunny! I bought this when I was in KL for 20 RM I think which is roughly around 350 INR. This one retails for 3$ in US and contains a whopping 9.4 g of product! 

Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush Heather Silk Review, Swatches and FOTD

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Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush Heather Silk

I have been obsessed with blushes especially berry pink shades. Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on so called dupe for Nars Mata Hari blush which is Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush in Heather Silk! The blush retails for 2.99$ and contains 4g of product! Can't go wrong with that can you? So if you want to know more about this blush keep on reading!

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot Reivew and Swatches

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MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre

If you are familiar with MAC you'd know their Paint Pots are their top best sellers especially Painterly which is a cult favorite for an eye shadow base. Being warm toned Painterly appears too ashy since it has strong beige/pink undertones and hence I got my hands on Soft Ochre which is more of yellow under tone. 

Fall Makeup Look (LOTD) - Neutral Eyes With Bold Lips

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Inglot Lipstick Refill 86
Fall Makeup Trend 2013

Neutral cat eyes with bold lips is huge this fall season! I was dying to give this look a try ever since I saw this trend starting on YouTube! This is my very first fall makeup look and I am planning to do a few more in future as well. If you want to see how I created this look keep on reading!

Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush Day Blushes Review, Swatch & FOTD

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Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Blush Day Blushes

I am super impressed with Lakme's new range of products! I have already reviewed their CC Cream which is fantastic for everyday day and today I'll be sharing with you another stunner Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush in the shade Day Blushes! Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush retails for 550 for 4g of product. So if you would like to know how I feel about this beauty keep on reading!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick 085 Royalty Review, Swatches and FOTDs

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I love n*de shades and MLBB kind shades for every day wear but slowly I have been venturing out to bright shades and one such shade which I absolutely love is Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 085 Royalty.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara Review, Swatches and EOTD

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Today I'll be sharing with you all my thoughts on the Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara which retails for 399 for 12 ml of product. Now I am not a huge mascara junkie but I do like to try different mascara's and usually use only one mascara at a time since these have 2 to 3 months of shelf life after opening and I don't like to have dozen's of mascara opened and not being able to use!

Inglot 457 DS Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and EOTD

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Inglot 457, Brown Smokey Eyes

It's no secret that I love Inglot and I love my warm browns! So today I'll be reviewing one of my current favorite eye shadow from Inglot which I recently rediscovered while searching a dupe for Nars Galapagos eyeshadow! Well its not exactly a dupe of Nars Galapagos but belongs to the same family of warm browns with gold shimmer..yummm. Without any further adieu meet my current to go brown eye shadow Inglot 457 Pearl!

Elianto Eyeshadow 10 Sugar Brown Review, Swatches and EOTDs

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Elianto Eyeshadow 10 Sugar Brown is the most gorgeous Bronze shade and looks amazing on brown eyes! Elianto is a local Asian brand which is known for their huge collection of eye shadows ranging from mattes, shimmers, luminous, pearl finishes etc. The prices are extremely affordable and starts at 8RM ie around 170 INR per single eyeshadow which is fantastic and they often have offers having 20-25% off! Visit Elianto website to know more about the brand.

New! INITIALISTE Kérastase’s 1st Advanced Scalp & Hair Concentrate (Press Release)

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24 years of Stem Cell Research brings INITIALISTE; Kérastase’s 1st Advanced Scalp & Hair Concentrate

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 009 Amber Review & Why It Does Not Work Me!

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So today I'll be sharing with you all my thoughts on the much raved Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder and I was matched to the shade 009 Amber, the powder retails for 230/- and consists of 14 g of product.

I usually use my MAC Studio Fix Powder for office but I wanted something light weight to set the foundation and I had heard so much about Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder that I had to give it a try and after using it since a month now I don't really like it at all! Why? Read on to find out!

Its Raining NARS With Make Your Mind Express Yourself Cheeks Collection!

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Nars Laguna Bronzer, Nars Torrid Blush, Nars Angelika Blush, Nars Copacabana Multiple

So I thought let me share with you guys some of the Nars stuff that I recently got all thanks Mr D..really don't know what would I do without him! If you have been following me you would know I have been slowly expanding my collection and investing in higher end brands like Nars, Chanel, Dior etc. I have been loving Nars blushes a lot and do own quite a few of them..which reminds me I have to do a separate swatch post on all of them but later.

Lakme Complexion Care Cream (CC Cream) Bronze Review, Swatches and FOTD

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So today I'll be sharing my thoughts and views on the newly launched Lakme CC Cream, I am in the shade Bronze. Lakme CC Cream retails for 250 INR for 30ml and comes in 2 shades Beige and Bronze. 

Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner Review, Swatches and EOTD: The new size zero eyeliner in the market!

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Today i'll be sharing my thoughts on one of my current favorite eye liners Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner which retails for 375 INR.

I am out and out a gel liner girl however I do like to use felt tip liners when I am in a hurry or when I run out of clean brushes for gel liners. I bought Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner when I was in Kuala Lumpur this year in April and have been using it ever since. Maybelline is one of my favorite budget brand! In times when most of the companies are increasing their prices heavily Maybelline is one brand which often comes out with new products which are not only decently priced but are of great quality as well!

Haul Time With Benefit, Chanel, Red Cherry & A Surprise Gift from Mr D

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So today I'll be sharing with you all my latest haul, these are the products which I had in my wish list for a while now so when a friend of Mr D was coming down from KL and agreed to get few of my stuff which I had to leave behind due to luggage restrictions...I took full advantage of it and got some more stuff ...makeup items!

Topganic Morocco Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner SLS/SLES/Paraben and Paraffin Free

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First of all I apologize for not able to blog a post yesterday, my internet went bonkers and stopped working since yesterday afternoon. Finally it started working fine today morning only and here I am back with another review and this time it will be my current shampoo and conditioner.

So today I'll be reviewing Topganic Morocco Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner which claims to be SLS/SLES/Paraben and Paraffin free! I bought both the shampoo and conditioner along with their hair mask and argan oil treatment serum way back in June from a local malaysian site. Got all the four item for around 1800 INR which is quite a good deal!

Look Of The Day: Day Time Bronze Eyes Look

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Bronze Eyes Makeup

So today I was in a mood for some bronze eyes which led me to create this simple look. I have used only 2 eyeshadows here with a long winged eye liner and loads of mascara. 

Let Your Eyes Dazzle With Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow No 85

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Inglot Pigments

Inglot AMC Pure Pigment No 85 is by far one of my most favorite and most used eye shadow ever. Its a stunning duo chrome pigment which reflects blue, green and red shades depending upon from there the light hits. A dead on dupe for MAC Blue Brown Pigment, definitely a must have shade in my opinion!

Reader's Say: Do you prefer eyeshadow palettes or eyeshadow singles?

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Mine was very relaxed and I took the much needed break from work since last couple of weeks were quite hectic. Being passionate about makeup and beauty related things I quite enjoy reading and participating in healthy discussions about all makeup and beauty products, so I thought why not lets start a new section 'Reader's Say' where in I would share my opinion about a particular question or a product or a technique and you all can of course share their opinion about the same. This is a great way of sharing and learning about new things, so what say dear readers? Are you ready?

Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Metal Brown Review, Swatches and EOTD

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Faces Long Wear Eye Pencils needs no introduction, they have been raved a lot among beauty enthusiasts and makeup lovers. I have a bunch of these and the one I love the most for neutral looks is the shade Metal Brown