Monday, October 31, 2011

Maybelline ~ Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner , Colossal Volume Express waterproof mascara ~~ and a gift :)

I have been a loyal fan of Maybelline since long time,, never had thought I would be slightly disappointed by a maybelline product,,,hmmm,,but hey !!! so what one thing didn't work as i expected,,the other worked wonders and the gift is soooo cute :)

Maybelline colossal volume express mascara is a nice mascara,, provides volume to the lashes as it claims,, also its waterproof ,,

Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
~ instantly provides volume to the lashes
~ non-clumpy
~ dries soon
~ collagen enriched formula
~ colossal brush

My suggestion ~ don't overdo it because it will turn me,,its a pain to remove it if over done,,
It is not going to give you a false lash effect because it make the lashes join and then clumps it even more,,so you may find gaps in your lashes if you over use it. Use it lightly and it will do its job,,

Also if you insist on doing heavy lashed eye,,then between applying coats do not let the mascara dry on the lashes,,or in simpler words,,,move your hand pretty fast girl,, :)

p.s. do not think its comparable to the high end mascaras,, its just a regular one,, use it sans high expectations and it will be a good thing for you.

The mascara wand is good,,i guess the slight issue is with the formula.

Maybelline colossal volume mascara ~ wand

Net wt : 10 ml
Price : Rs. 275

Maybelline Eyestudio lasting drama gel eyeliner is a thick consistency liner,, not so soft and not very hard either,, i like liners that are more soft than this one is ,,but still I consider it a nice one and in future I would like to buy one in brown shade..

Maybelline eyestudio lasting drama gel liner ~ 01 Black

I bought the shade 01 Black ~ its black but not that black (remember lavie ad :D LOL) exactly is my opinion with this one,, my eye color is Nut Brown,, so until n unless I use a jet black or a proper brown liner,,I don't feel okay with the result..

So, i would have liked it much more if the shade was pitch or jet black,,

I have issues with the consistency also, with time i have found that it has hardened a bit,,but still not something that should make this a no-no..

Also it does not wear off your eyes,,unless you rub your eyes hard (never do it,,never !!)

~ The pencil brush is fine,,does its job well,,just clean it after every use,,else you may ruin it.
~ Packaging is fantastic,,, I like it ..

Net wt : 2.8 gm
Price : Rs. 375

AND ,,,
here is the gift,,, :) everyone likes free gifts,,don't you :)

Basically it was like if you buy so n so amount of maybelline products you have a choice of a free gift between a pouch and a pair of sunglasses.. I chose the pouch because I liked the pouch more than the glasses :),, Its a shiny black material pouch,,lined hot pink inside with a Loreal Paris logo stitched onto it,, cute lah,,,



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Forever New ~ Rose gold necklace and stud earrings

So, on a recent shopping spree I went to see some colthes in Forever New,,,saw some,,liked some,,yukked some,,so left everything back at the racks and went towards the accessories rack,.,,

was bit dissapointed again because firstly the number of accessories were very few,,almost 6 different designs of earings,,4 long chains,,3-4 rings,,,

so while rummaging through all these,,i found one long chain and a pair of earings that caught my fancy.. :) :)

these are super sweet,, the long chain is in rose gold color with 3 different chains attatched altogether at the top with leaf and pear hangings....

check out the pics..

Forver new necklace

and one pair of big stud earings in a copper-golden color,, looks heavy but are super light weight,,,absolutely apt for wearing with your hair tied up,,

Forever new stud earrings 

Go n check out forever new,,,if you haven't,,, who knows maybe you could find something beautiful over there.,,, :) 




Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ Carnation (025)

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ Carnation

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ Carnation
~ What the product says ~

Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel
Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin

~ My take ~

Carnation is a beautiful rosy pink shade having a creamy texture and no shimmer.
I personally like lipsticks and rather all products having zero shimmer in it, so it was a win-win shade for me,,,pink creamy and non-shimmery.

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ Carnation (025)

Carnation (025)

Colorburst range from Revlon is an awesome range having a wide number of shades all with creamy texture.
Its creamy and not super creamy that it will vanish off after having a small snack.

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ Carnation (025) swatch

Carnation is a blue based pink, so it will suit all shades of skin..
Its not sheer at all,, and the shade can be build up as per your wish.

The quality is damn good.
for the price you have to pay for it,,its awesome,,

Just make sure that you keep them refrigerated in peak summers.

Net weight ~
Price ~ Rs. (550-600)

I recommend everyone to try this range,,,
as in Barney Stinson's way....,... " It's LEGEND,,,,WAIT FOR IT,,,,,,,,,,,LEGENDARY,,,

sorry off topic ;)

p.s. will write a separate post for the peach shade from the same range,,,after all it deserves a separate post,,m i ryt,,,, :) :)




Saturday, October 22, 2011

Faces Cosmetics India ~ Long wear eye pencil ~ Metal Brown and Turquoise Blue

Faces is a Canadian cosmetic brand which has started its operations in Indian in 2011 only.
So, if you are unfamiliar with this brand but want to try something different then do give it a try(other than these liners :\ ). I suppose you can find these in shopping malls in your city quite easily.

Metal Brown and Turquoise Blue
Long wear eye pencil ~ A whole lot of shades are introduced in this range ranging from blacks to brown to purples, pinks, blues, greens,magenta and what not.
I picked up two shades ~ Metal Brown and Turquoise Blue

Metal Brown and Turquoise Blue

~ My take with it ~

Metal Brown is a deep metallic shade of Brown with a little glitter infused into it. Its smooth and creamy and gliding it on eyelids is easy,,but wait for the things sour,,written down below.
I picked it up,,cos I wanted to try a brown liner and didn't knew much about faces either,,

Turquoise Blue is a deep navy+turquoise shade of blue,,same like the brown one,,this one too had a little glitter infused into it.

Faces Long wear eye pencil ~ Metal Brown and Turquoise Blue

~ The things sweet ~

~ color payoff is super
~ creamy texture
~ sturdy packaging
~ removing it is not a hassle
~ remains intact for around 5~6 hrs,,after that it starts getting all dark-black-brown (i knw its funny but true)

Swatch ~ Turquoise Blue (upper one) & Metal Brown (Lower one)

 ~ The things sour ~

~ pencil breaks off while sharpening
~ always messes when trying to apply a thin line on the eyelid
~ more product is used than required cos of the creamy texture
~ no value for money for this one
~ looks chunky when applied hurriedly,, need  to be applied with precision

The messy sharpening issue

Net weight ~ 1.15 gm
Price ~ Rs. 249

Product life ~ 18 mths approx (not so sure)

Recommendation ~ Please skip this one


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Maybelline ~ The Colossal Kajal

Kajal is something that people around me associate with, I started wearing kajal when I was in 9th grade,, and from that day I am hooked on to it,,and the saga is going to continue till eternity.
If someone asks me to tell one cosmetic product that I can not live without,,then without thinking even a second I will say Kajal,,

Maybelline ~ The Colossal Kajal
so since it has been like 8 years since I have been wearing kajal you can guess how many trials would I have made with the brands present in Indian Cosmetic market,,,well not many,,cos I didnt find many good brands making it,,,or if they were making it,,then it was smudgy,,messy,,irritating,,runny,,less black,,hard to apply,,easy breaking,,and what not..

come 2011,,and maybelline answered my prayers in a sweet manner and introduced The Colossal Kajal from its Colossal range.

~ What it says ~

The Maybelline Colossal Kajal is Black, Bold + Smudge Resistant for 6+ hours ,,
~ Colossal intensity- our deepest black pigments + unique tip deliver the blackest black shine ever. Color glides on smooth and so intense !
~ Colossal wear- Never before 6H of smudge resistant wear. Our exclusive color fix formula guarantees intense color results that won't smudge, budge or fade. No more touch ups.
~ Colossal care- The ultimate in care with a comination of 5 caring ingredients. Formula enriched with vitamin E soothes the eyes.


Mega intensity + Mega wear for colossal striking eyes.

~ My take ~

I adore this kajal like anything, its the best I have used till date,,glides on like a dream,,blackest black color payoff,,,SMUDGE PROOF, BUDGE PROOF, DOESN'T FADE..

just one little swipe and I get jet black lined beautiful eyes, it doesnt irritate my eyes also,, I use it daily,,have packed all my other kajals in my drawers,,and life is a bliss again.
No more racoon eyes,, no more use of hankies, scrarf to clean off the smudgy eyes,,
welcome jet black colored kohled eyes, :)

~ The things sweet ~

♥ Jet black color
♥ Non-smudgy
♥ Over 6 hour plus staying power
♥ affordable like hell 
♥ soft application
♥ does not irritate my eyes

~ The things sour ~

~ Complete pain to remove it off

Yes thats it,,no more issues with it... :)

Net weight ~ 0.35 g
Price ~ Rs. 150

Go and GRAB it if you haven't got it yet,, do it...



Colorbar Blush ~ Plum Brown

Colorbar is a well known brand in Indian market thanks to the good quality and the  reasonable price.
I am not much of a blush person, can say that i like it on other people's face but not on my own,,,so have always kept bay with blushes,,but on a recent shopping spree i came across this ~ Plum Brown Blush from colorbar.

Colorbar ~ Plum Brown

I checked it out for a bit, kept back on the counter, looked at zillion other products and then came back to it as if it was calling my name :D LOL i knw.,,

~ Whats it about ~

♥ Colorbar Blush in Plum Brown (001) is a matte finish blush
♥ comes with a small brush applicator and a mirror beneath the blush pan
♥ super easy to blend
♥ color is a medium plum-brown mix,,,sounds scary but its so beautiful

~My take~

I personally don't like pink blushes,,and on top of that the shimmering ones,, m all for matte finish.

This blush comes as a surprise for me cos i m loving it, the color is medium to rich plum color with brown accents to it which gives it a lovely twist.
super easy to blend,,,and brownie points to it cos it helps me in contouring my face as well,,so yeyyy :) for it.

Swatch ~ Plum Brown

Quality is good too but not as good as the ones I have used from MAC and Lancome for obvious reasons,,but still i will recommend it to the ones who are starting to use blushes and are afraid of the pink/shimmering ones .


The mirror and the Applicator Brush

~ The things sweet ~

♥  color is fantastic ~ apt for fall
♥  works for me to contour as well
♥  did not cause any skin break-outs
♥ price is good
♥ there's a mirror beneath the blush pan
♥ packaging is fine
♥ blending is super easy
♥ works on my skin for 4 hrs max .

~ The things sour ~

~ The awe full brush applicator ~ 
~ Packaging needs more work
~ staying power is not much, 3-4 hrs max.

Key Ingredients

Quantity ~ 6 gm / POIDS ( ? )
Price ~ Rs. 250 .

Will recommend to the ones who are starting off new, with make-up, for sure :)



Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation

As a little girl, i used to see only one brand of makeup in those colorful cosmetic shops and that's LAKME,, our very own lakme,,

Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation

As i grew up i somehow lost my association with it and grew more towards brands that are damn good but hmmm costly if i see them as being used daily. Come back 2011, and I somehow started looking for Lakme once again, I am all for the Enrich Satin collection by Lakme but that's altogether another topic ^ ^ :):).

So, few days back I saw the Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation and bought it instantly.

~ What it says ~

Lakme invisible foundation with SPF 8 , 
Offers perfect blending and full coverage for a flawless almost invisible finish.
Water based
In shades especially created for Indian skin tone.

No list of ingredients :(

~ My take ~

Its a good foundation, doesn't provide porcelain doll like finish, but yes it does give a nice flawless coverage.
People with slight bumps in face due to acne issues might need to use a primer before using this foundation cos it does settles into skin quite well.
Has slight yellow under tones to it, which i like cos it works for my skin.
I dislike the wand applicator and use it as a bottle without any wand applicator :)
Packaging is typical Lakme :)
It remains intact on my face for around 5 hours, mine is oily and requires 2-3 times of setting it with loose powder.
Blending is easy, even if you apply it with finger tips it gives a nice finish.

I bought shade 02, don't know how many other are available :), but as the packaging says shades are created as per Indian skin tones so yayyy :) .

The things sweet ♥ 

♥ Provides a nice even finish.
Has SPF 8 so a added bonus
pocket friendly
Matches my skin tone perfectly
♥ stays even for a good 4-5 hours
 doesn't wear down due to temperature variations

The things sour ~~

~ Packaging is bad, dislike the wand completely

The bad wand :(

Qty ~ 25 ml
Price ~ Rs. 185 


blended :)

Please do give this one a try, it wont disappoint you ♥