Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte lipstick- Serenity Review,Swatches & Pics

Gerard Cosmetics recently added this Hydra Matte range which has created quite a stir everywhere.Serenity is the most hot selling shade and I just couldnt resist this shade!! 😀

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ABOUT:Serenity is a beautiful warm pink, with hints of brown, a very comfortable non-drying matte formula that feels as if there is nothing on your lips! I named this color after a big inspiration of mine growing up; Sailor Moon. Yes I know its a children’s Japanese anime but it was one of the first shows that I ever saw that portrayed a powerful woman who goes from a dorky school girl to a crime fighting vixen and that really resonated with me! It takes me to a place of serenity in the same way that makeup does.

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PRICE:$20.I got it for rs.1800 from La Makeup Affaire

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PACKAGING:The packaging is luxurious though nothing fancy.It has a frosted plastic tube and a golden applicator having a doe-footed applicator.It is easy to use,carry and apply.

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SHADE:I am all about this shade at the moment.It is not a very unique shade but the formula and the feel of the lipstick is damn amazing.The shade is a warm nude-mauve with slightest hint of pink.The shade adds a classy touch to the face. ❤

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MY VIEWS:The texture of the lipstick is amazingly smooth.It glides on like a dream.The lipstick is liquid in consistency but its not too runny or drippy.It applies well and quickly dries up.However,unlike my earlier experience of liquid lipsticks drying and making my lips lifeless,this lipstick is very comfortable and amazingly light weight.

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It doesn’t feel as if you are wearing anything on your lips.The staying power is dam awesome.I applied it in the morning,like by 11-11.30 and it was there even by 7 in the evening.I love the staying power.It is fragrance-free which is another added bonus.The shade will suit fair to wheatish skin tone more as it has neutral tones to it.I like to pair this shade with champagne eyeshade on lids and a winged liner for day and neutral smokey eyes for night.

RATING:5/5

RECOMMEDNATION:In love with this beauty!!! Highly recommend checking this out!!!The shade is perfect for daily,office wear as well as for parties and night outs.Do give it a try!!

Mistine Super Star Award Powder SPF25PA++ Review,Swatches & Pics

Mistine also recognized and honored in many areas such as international quality standards, which have been popular. From the consumer for so long. User satisfaction survey of institutions. Product Mistine best in the country. Excellence in all areas. Recognized by the Thailand Best. (A collection of Thai products in their respective categories). The most popular magazine of the World Heritage listing is crawling spiders. Of readers in Asia. The award, Super brand and the Miss Calendar. In the hearts of consumers.

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PRICE:100 baht.Around 200 rs.

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I got this powder from bangkok from 7 eleven store.I wanted to try some Mistine product but couldn’t find it anyhwere in the malls.The moment I saw this powder,I grabbed it as I wanted to try the brand.

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PACKAGING: Mistine powder comes in a blue colored plastic casing which is very flimsy and cheap looking.I guess this is the lowest range available so the packaging is such as I saw very sleek packaging in the magazines.The information provided at the back is all in Thai language so I cant understand it.It has a small puff inside which I don’t like at all.

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SHADE:The compact powder is a great match to my skin tone.It is perfect for nc35-37 skin tones and has yellow undertones.

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MY VIEWS:The powder has a very light texture.It is finely milled and easily gets absorbed into the skin.The powder is great for setting foundation and provides a matte finish that stays for good 5 hours.However,it has to be applied carefully as it can be easily overdone and makes the face appear white.

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It doesn’t alter the shade of the foundation.The coverage is sheer and light layer provides natural finish.

RATING:3/5

RECOMMENDATION: I am not too much impressed by the quality of the compact.It is very usual but considering the price,it is good.

Revlon Colorstay One Stroke Defining Eyeliner Totally Turquoise Review, Swatches & FOTD

ABOUT:This eyeliner is from Revlon. The details include: enriched with Vitamin E and aloe, soft cream base, intense colour, water proof, smudge proof, lasts long and easy to remove.

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PRICE:rs.615 for 1.2gm

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PACKAGING:The liner has a wooden pencil body with the cover being same shade as the shade of the liner.It is easy to use,travel friendly and easy to sharpen.

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SHADE:The shade is a gorgeous turquoise blue that sparks up the eye look.It is slightly shimmery.

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MY VIEWS:The liner is super smooth and easy to apply.It glides on without any tugging or pulling.It applies well without any streaky lines or creasing.I like the shade as it is intense and brightens up the eye look.Once applied,it can be smudged in the initial seconds to get a smoky blue look but once set it doesn’t move.I use this as a liner as well as a liner in the lower lash and love the effect as it adds a pop of colour to the look.

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The shade is very pigmented and stays for good 7 hours on my lids however the staying power the staying power is low when applied over powder shadows.

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RATING:4.6/5

RECOMMENDATION:I highly recommend trying this shade as it is an amazing colour and the effect is great too.

Zoeva Powder Polish(107) Brush Review & Pics

ABOUT:The ZOEVA Powder Polish brush is a large, luxurious powder foundation brush, ideal for the professional application of loose and pressed face products. The dome shaped, dense taklon hair applies the product easily and evenly. Polished finish in a flash.

  • Large powder foundation brush with soft vegan taklon hair
  • For the seamless application of loose and pressed foundation
  • Polished finish in a flash

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Pick up a good amount of powder and blend and diffuse the product onto the skin for a soft finish with medium to high coverage. The Powder Polish brush is also ideal to blend foundation edges along the jawline for a seamless makeup result.

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PRICE:The brush costs around 1700rs.

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PACKAGING:It comes in a plastic cover secured in a black pouch.I love the packaging as it gives a classy and neat look to the brush and makes it travel friendly.I can put other brushes in this bag when I am on the go.

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MY VIEWS:Powder Polish is part of the new launches by Zoeva in 2015 collection.It is a large, fluffy yet dense brush which is perfect for use with mineral or powder foundation as it allows you to really buff such product into the skin.

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I find that this powder brush is great in all zones,be it foundation, loose powder or even blush but it also works wonderfully well with liquid products due to the denseness of the brush. If you like a flawless finish from your foundation with very little work this is the brush for you.I have been using this for buffing liquid foundation and the results are flawless.It provides airbrushed look and is easy to work out also.

The bristles are dense and very soft.I just love the feel of the brush on my skin as it is not at all harsh or abrasive.I find it a great brush to be used for powder as well as liquid foundation.

RATING: 5/5

RECOMMENDATION: Highly recommend trying the Zoeva brushes.They are heaven!!

IN2IT Line stay Flexi Tip eyeliner-Very Matte Review,Swatches & EOTD

ABOUT:A ‘very black’ waterproof eyeliner that dries to a matte finish with nylon hair brush applicator for precision eye lines. Super long wearing and quick to dry. No running, no smudging, no ‘panda eyes’, no fragrance. Easy to apply and remove.Can be peeled off easily.

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PRICE:I bought it for around 200 baht(rs.400) from Bangkok.

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PACKAGING:The liner has a simple packaging with a shiny black tube and an applicator.The tip of the applicator is thin and I love that it doesn’t have hair so application is easy and precise.The tip is very good in applying thin as well as thick lines.

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THE LINER:Now,coming to the liner..It is fab!!I was looking for an intense matte finish liquid liner for a very long time and I finally found it!! So,I bought 2!!

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MY VIEW:The liner has a medium consistency.It is neither thick nor flowy and very easy to apply.The liner dries quickly to an intense matte finish which provides a nice definition to eye.

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I love the tip as it is easy to make a wing with it.It stays for good 7 hours on me in this humid weather.Also,removal is very easy as it easily comes out with mild makeup remover or it can be peeled off but I haven’t ever tried peeling it.

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RATING: 5/5

RECOMMENDATION: Finally my search for ‘MY KIND’ of liner is finish.i highly recommend stocking this of you can avail it!!

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MAC Archie’s Girls Collection-Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass Review & Swatches

ABOUT: “High-gloss, glass-like finish tinted with pale peach, pink, and coral as sweet as Betty herself. Wear it alone or pair it with Lipstick for a perfectly glossed look.”

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PRICE:Rs.1100 for 4.8 gms.

PACKAGING:The packaging is simply beautiful.It is very cute featuring animated Betty’s pic and hearts.A white  cap does-footed applicator adds to the gorgeousness.The applicator is helpful in even application of the lip glass.

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THE SHADE: MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lip glass is described as ‘bright coral’.I would call this shade as a pinky coral shade that is sans any shimmer or sheen.

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MY VIEWS: The lip glass has slightly sticky formula, but the sticky feeling doesn’t last long. It has soft creamy finish and looks really pretty on lips. The lip glass gives really great coverage and color payoff.

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It wore well for about 4 hours and didn’t settle into the lines on my lips or feather at all.I find it slightly sticky when freshly applied but after 5 minutes.it gets fine.The lip glass provides medium to full coverage.It is a great shade to be worn for a brunch.

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RATING:4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I highly recommend this shade as it will suit everyone and gives a bright look to the face.It is slightly costly than regular lip glass price but it is totally worth the splurge!!!

M.N ME NOW GENERATION-II “LONG LASTING Lip Gloss-37” Review, Swatches

ABOUT:The characteristics of this lipstick is Non-stick cup ,no rub off. velvet matte surface . use Olive oil or discharge makeup oil to discharge. And Lips will be a bit dry in the winter, so please use of it with lip balm. Thanks!
Want to be a make up talent? If you have it, it will come true.
It is absolutely safe for you to use them.
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PRICE: rs.200
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The lipsticks are matte and considered to be a cheap alternative for Limecrime Velvetines. Thai girls were crazy for these lipsticks.At first,I was confused to buy them but seeing the craze,I gave in the temptation and bought these.
PACKAGING:The lipsticks have a very cute packaging.It has a cylindrical shape and a black wand with a sponge applicator.They are number based.The lipsticks are easy to use and travel friendly.
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SHADE: 37 is a very bright neon orange-red in tube but transforms into a gorgeous orange when applied on lips.The shade does has slight neon effect on lips as well.
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MY VIEWS:This lipstick has a very light weight formula.It is easy to apply but you have to be careful as it can get streaky easily.The formula is great and dries up quickly providing a matte finish.The shade is decently pigmented and One swipe provides medium coverage which can be built up further.However,over application leaves a patchy layer to I stick to 1 layer only.The staying power is around 5-6 hours without any eating or drinking,
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My major issue with this lipstick is the removal as I have to vigorously use an oil based removal to get away with this.The lipstick has a mild fragrance that is fine with me.
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RATING: 2/5
RECOMMENDATION: These are a cheap alternative and I truly agree with this as these are cheap for sure!!Not happy with the formula though the shades are very pretty.