Sunday, November 29, 2015

Get 25% Off On Sunday Riley, By Terry, Glamglow, Eve Lom and Lots Of Other High End Brands!!!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

MAC Magic Of The Nights Oh Darling Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review, Swatches and FOTD

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MAC Oh Darling Review and Swatches

So MAC released their Holiday 2015 collection Magic Of The Nights last month and I did manage to pick up just couple of items including the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling which got sold out in blink of an eye and a lipstick in the shade Evening Rendevous!

Off late I have been obsessed with highlighters and if you follow me on IG (which you should!) you would know I have been loving glowy dewy makeup a lot this fall! I don't have many gold highlighters in my collection apart from the Laura Geller Gilded Honey which I need to review soon and the MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling!

The packaging is GORGEOUS!!! I mean common lets just take a moment to appreciate the stunning blue packaging! I don't usually buy products solely for packaging but I have to admit I bought this one probably 50% because of the packaging! The highlighter itself is gorgeous! To be honest I was surprised at how subtle it was! I expected more like a BAM highlighter but this one gives a very pretty subtle golden glow on the cheeks! The extra dimension skinfinishes are one of my favorite formula's that MAC makes because of the buttery smooth finish on the skin! Oh Darling is no different! The pigmentation is on point and formula is smooth and blends beautifully on the skin! There are no visible chunks of glitter or shimmer so it would suit all skin types beautifully! The shade is not very unique but if you don't own any gold highlighter and if you are in the market for a subtle highlighter I would highly recommend this one! Its especially great for beginners as even with heavy hand it will not make you look like a disco ball!

Unfortunately right now its sold out in the US but if you are in India I believe its yet to be launched, so grab it while you can!

Price:- 33$ for 9gms

Availability:- MAC, Nordstrom, Macys, Bloomingdales (Currently Sold Out)

Rating:- A


MAC Oh Darling Extra Dimension Skinfinsi



MAC Magic Of The Nights Oh Darling Review



MAC Oh Darling Review



MAC OH Darling Swatches



MAC Oh Darling





Monday, November 16, 2015

Colourpop Back To Cool Lippie Stix Set Review and Swatches

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Colourpop Back To Cool Collection was released as part of their Fall 2015 out of which Forever Freshman set I have already reviewed here and today I'll be sharing with you my thoughts on the Back To Cool Collection!

Colourpop Back To Cool collection consists of 6 lippie stix ranging from neutrals to brights and purples! Its the perfect collection of shades for fall and winter! The shades present in this set are
-> Choker - Light cool-toned beige in a Crème finish
-> Mosh Pit- Mid-tone warm brown in a Matte finish
-> TGIF- True brick red in a Matte finish
-> Baewatch- Dusty rose in a Matte finish
-> Out of Sync- Bright blue fuchsia in a Matte finish
-> Too Sexy- Deep red violet with a subtle blue flash in a Matte finish

Colourpop back to cool collection swatches
Starting L-R: Choker, Mosh Pit, TGIF, Out Of Sync, Baewatch, Too Sexy

As with all colourpop lippie stix these are no different! The pigmentation is amazing across all 6 shades! They are creamy and glide on the lips without any tugging. Colourpop has mastered the formula of lippie stix as these are super long lasting and even after a complete meal they fade evenly and not patchy like some lipsticks! Darker shades do leave behind a light stain which I personally like. At the same time they are removed easily using a makeup remover, I use micellar water like Bioderma for removing and never had any issues. Overall the set is perfect and I can't really fault it! Highly recommended!

Price:- 30$

Availability:- Colourpop.com

Rating:- A+


Colourpop back to cool swatches


Hope the review and swatches were helpful, until next time take care and stay beautiful!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Colourpop Grunge Lip Pencil & Lippie Stix Review, Swatches and FOTD

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Colourpop Grunge Swatch
Colourpop Grunge Lip Pencil & Lippie Stix
You all know I am obsessed with Colourpop brand in general especially their eyeshadows and lip products are some of the best available in the market for a drugstore price! I do own quite a few of their lippie stix's and lip pencils but the one that I am currently obsessed with is the shade Grunge!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

MakeupGeek Duo Chrome Eyeshadows in Ritzy, Secret Garden and Typhoon Review, Swatches & FOTD

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MakeupGeek launched their new duo chrome shadows recently and out of all I picked up three shades to try on and not to burst the bubble but these are amazing and I am definitely picking up few more soon! They launched 12 new duo chrome eyeshadows and 8 new pigments!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Ipsy Oct 2015 Glam Bag Review

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I just received my Ipsy Glam Bag for the month of Oct 2015! Ipsy is a great little subscription service and for 10$ a month its definitely a nice way to try out different products which otherwise I would be skeptical of trying!

This month's bag is a doubled sided gold + black bag and compared to other months its a bit small but I am not complaining as the quality is good and the leather print looks elegant!

The following items were present in this months bag
-> theBalm Meet Matte Hughes Liquid Lipstick in the shade Committed
-> Mica Beauty Cream Eyeshadow in the shade Bronze
-> Eva Nyc Therapy Session Hair Mask
-> Full size Emite Makeup Tweezer
-> Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Scrub



theBalm Meet Matte Hughes liquid lipstick in Committed is absolutely gorgeous! Its beautiful everyday peachy coral shade and texture reminds me a lot of the NYX lip creams!

Emite tweezer is amazing! I already own couple of tweezers but the tip of this is quite sharp and works wonders for those tiny little hairs around the eyebrows! Perfect!

Mica Beauty cream eyeshadow in shade Bronze is not bronze at all but bright rich coppery gold! The texture feels a little dry to touch but once the heat of finger reacts with the shadow it does blend out nicely.

Lastly Eva Nyc hair mask and Peter Lamas Pumpkin Scrub I am yet to try! Will keep you posted!

Overall I did quite like the goodies this month!



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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Warm Copper Eyes Using Morphe 35O Palette Inspired By Jaclyn Hill

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As I mentioned in my review of the Morphe 35O Palette, this palette is perfect for the fall season and I have been using it non stop this past month! So I quickly wanted to share a look with you guys which I have been wearing constantly, no joke I have worn this exact same eyeshadow look atleast 3 times in past couple of weeks which definitely says a lot!

I love my warm tones and this palette is a dream come true for people like me! To achieve this look I have used copper, oranges and reddish brown shades from this palette, let me know if you would like a tutorial and I would be happy to do that in future.

Morphe 35O Tutorial


Morphe 35O Tutorial


Morphe 35O Tutorial




Monday, September 28, 2015

Colourpop Forever Freshman Collection Review and Swatches

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Colourpop released their Fall 2015 collection recently which includes two sets - Forever Freshman and Back To Cool! Initially I wanted to pick up both but the lippie stix's in Back To Cool collection didn't really grab my attention plus I already had quite a few similar shades but on the other hand the Forever Freshman collection had some really unique shades which were missing in my collection so obviously I had to get it!

Colourpop Forever Freshman collection retails for 30$ and contains 6 full size Super Shock eyeshadows of 0.07 oz each. All the shades in this collection are new to the colourpop eyeshadow line and currently are available only in this set but I am hoping colourpop will sell these individually in future as they have done in the past with some collections.



As with the fall just around the corner the shades in this collection are absolutely perfect for the season! The set comes in thick cardboard box packaging wherein the eyeshadows are securely placed within the round slots. I must say I am very impressed with the packaging as the box is quite sturdy and the round slots are exactly the size of the eyeshadow pots which helps the eyeshadows to stay in tightly! I had to apply force to remove the eyeshadows from the cardboard slots! 

The shades are absolutely gorgeous! Colourpop has done it again! As with all their eyeshadows these are no different and have excellent pigmentation! All the swatches below are done with one single swipe so you can definitely see how amazing the pigmentation is! The set contains mix of warm and cool tones. The shades in this set are -

Crimper- Soft gold with multi-dimensional gold glitter in a Metallic finish
Koosh- Icy silver taupe in an Ultra-Metallic finish
90210- Greyed out taupe softly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter in a Satin Luxe finish
Melrose- True rust in a Matte finish
As If- Mid-tone cool taupe in a Matte finish
Baby T- Deep blackened blue in Matte finish

All the shades have amazing pigmentation, the only shade which lacks a bit pigmentation is As If but its definitely buildable and even on my NC42 skin tone it does show up beautifully! The best part about colourpop eyeshadows is the staying power! I have worn these with and without primer and they stay on my eyes for 8-10 hours until I remove them with a makeup remover! And this is true with all colourpop eyeshadows not only the ones in this set. The shades stay true to their intensity even after 8 hours which is freaking awesome! If you have never tried Colourpop eyeshadows I highly suggest you give them a try! With 5$ each these are one of the best drugstore eyeshadows out in the market if not best! Highly recommended!

Rating:- A

Price:- 30$ 

Availability:- Colourpop.com

Colourpop Baby T

Colourpop Crimper

Colourpop Koosh

Colourpop As If

Colourpop 90210

Colourpop Melrose

Colourpop Forever Freshman Collection Swatches












Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Review, Swatches and Comparison - Holiday 2015

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Its only mid September and Holiday 2015 Makeup Bonanza has already begun! I have to say I have been waiting for the holiday season to begun eagerly! Almost every brand comes out with their versions of the holiday sets and palettes and you definitely get some very good deals around this time of the year! The very first palette to hit the market this year was the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette. I do own the original Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette and love it a lot so when I saw that Hourglass was releasing another ambient lighting palette with blushes and bronzers I was super excited as I don't own any of the hourglass blushes or bronzers and this palette seemed awesome way to try them!

Description:-
A limited-edition wardrobe of powders, blushes, a bronzer, and the debut of the new Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder—an illuminating powder designed to create the perfect highlight. This palette includes a Strobe Lighting Powder in Iridescent Strobe Light, two Lighting Powders in Dim Light and Diffused Light, two Lighting Blushes in Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure, and a Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light. These products use Photoluminescent Technology, the optically transparent particles alter the appearance of the skin by manipulating and refracting favorable light. The result is skin that looks smooth, even, and enhanced—not masked. The soft-focus technology helps to minimize the look of wrinkles and imperfections, neutralize discoloration, and emulate the appearance of young, healthy skin. 



Packaging is absolutely gorgeous! Hourglass definitely does a fantastic job with their packaging. Its reflective metallic old gold which is so classy and elegant in my opinion. The only downfall would be that it does attract dirt and can get messy very easily. 

The palette comes with 3 Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders - Dim Light, Diffused Light and a new limited edition exclusive to this palette strobing powder Iridescent Strobe Light. The blushes in the palette are Mood Exposure and Luminous Flush with Luminous Bronze Light bronzer. The quality of the powders present in this palette is as good as their original ambient lighting palette and their singles. The powders are buttery soft with great pigmentation. The blush shades chosen in this palette will work across all skin tones in my opinion. The bronzer is tad bit too light for my skin tone but if you have light to medium skin tone the bronzer will look gorgeous!

Now coming to the most important part PRICE! The palette retails for whopping 80$ and approx 84$ with taxes. When I received the palette I was shocked to see the size of the palette! Its almost as small as my hands and I have tiny hands! Of course I was not expecting to get full size products but I thought the individual pan size would be same as the ones in original ambient lighting palette but to my shock the pans in hourglass ambient lighting edit palette are much smaller than original ambient lighting palette! Below is the comparison picture side by side of both the palettes and you can see how small the pan sizes are as compared to the original palette!

For me personally I am in two minds, for the price I definitely expected more quantity plus not all shades work for me! I already own Dim Light as its present in the original ambient lighting palette. The new Iridescent Strobe Light is shimmery pale pink highlight with tiny chunks of glitter..not a fan! Diffused Light I love for highlighting under the eyes..it works great! I do love both the blushes especially Mood Exposure as it was already in my wishlist, though I would have loved Radiant Magenta or Diffused Heat but ah well Luminous Flush is also gorgeous. Finally the bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light is way too light for my skintone to work as a bronzer, it give more of a glow and works great as a topper over the matte bronzers.

The only reason I may decide to keep the palette would be because of how travel friendly it is! You get your highlight, under eye setting powder/highlight, blushes and technically a bronzer into one! Plus buying any two full size products would practically cost more than this palette! But even so I am still debating on whether or not to keep this palette..I guess time will only tell!

If you have never tried any of the Hourglass products , this palette is a great way to try the ambient lighting formula but if you already have the original lighting palette and singles of blushes/bronzer I'd say you don't need this palette.

Rating:- B+

Price:- 80$

Available exclusively at Sephora and Hourglass







I hope the review and comparison was helpful, until next time take care and stay beautiful!



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows Thrasher and Iggy Swatches, Review

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Kat Von D recently launched her line of Metal Crush eyeshadow's and I hauled a couple of them to try out but after trying these out I am definitely going to pick up a few more - Thunderstruck, Black No 1, Raw Power and Electric Warrior have already caught my attention!

Description:-
Bring a shock of metallic color to eyes. Kat Von D’s proprietary formula features Color-Soaked Concentrate™, the result of a technique in which pigment-saturated powders undergo a unique tumbling process that softens and smooths each particle until shadow is creamy and lustrous—leaving behind the highest possible levels of pigment and pearl in this ultra long-wear shadow. With a polished metal finish and 11 striking shades, Metal Crush Eyeshadow glides smoothly across the lids, saturating them with beautiful metallic pigment. 







Packaging is stunning as all of Kat Von D products! I love the logo on the cap, the font definitely makes it eccentric and edgy! The shades I picked up are Thrasher - a gorgeous metallic gold and Iggy - a pearlescent mermaid green! Both the shades are gorgeous and I don't have anything like them in my collection! Kat Von D is known for her long lasting highly pigmented products and these eyeshadows are no different. The eyeshadows are highly pigmented with smooth texture. They don't feel dry or flaky whatsoever. I have worn them with and without primer for testing purpose and both the times I got around 7-8 hours of wear without any creasing but then again I don't have oily eyelids.

The formula is consistent across both the shades and you get what you see! The pigmentation is intense with absolutely no fallouts which is amazing! Sometimes metallic shadows are hard blend due to the oils present in them which make them appear so metallic and foiled but I had absolutely no problem blending these out...infact they blend effortlessly! They also don't feel extra creamy like some of the makeupgeek's foiled eyeshadows (where the pigment gets stuck together) but at the same time the pigmentation is as intense as a foiled shadow! These are very much comparable to the Makeup Forever Artist Shadows..both wrt to price and quality! If you love metallic eyeshadows as much as I do definitely give these a try! I highly recommend these and can't wait to get my hands on more!

Rating:- A

Price:- 21$ each for 2.8gms

Available at exclusively at Sephora and QVC


Kat Von D Iggy
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow Iggy

Kat Von D Thrasher
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thrasher

Kat Von D Thrasher Swatch, Kat Von D Iggy Swatch
Kat Von D Thrasher and Iggy

Kat Von D Thrasher and Iggy Swatches


Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows in Thrasher and Iggy 

I hope the review and swatches were helpful, please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below. Until next time take care and stay beautiful!