Sneak Peek : Bold Matte Lipstick 5 by Colorsensational Maybelline

I shared with you the swatches for the Maybelline Colorsensational Bold Matte Lipsticks. I loved all the colors and picked the Matte 5 shade for myself. Sharing a few pictures with you all and will be doing a detailed review in a while.

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On my *Nails* today..~

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Avon Matte nail enamel-Grey cement  !!!

true to its name,its an actual grey shade..neither too dark nor too like.

These matte nail enamels dry out quickly so you have to apply them fast but still its looks great!

What shade are you wearing  on your nails today?

Oriflame pure colour eyeshadow palette-Nude & grey review & swatches

So,we have the pure colour eyeshadow palette from Oriflame today!!!!

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PRICE: rs.479 for 4.8gms.

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INGREDIENTS:TALC, MICA, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, SILICA, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, ZINC STEARATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, PROPYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, CI 77499, CI 77288, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77742, CI 77007, CI 77289, CI 77510, CI 42090.

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PACKAGING: The packaging is very similar to wet and wild 8 colour eyeshadow palette with 4 shades in each row.It includes  a double sided sponge tip applicator.

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture of the eyeshadows is really smooth and soft.They blend really well with each other.All the shades are decently pigmented and great for day look as well as for smoky looks.However,with a good base the pigmentation can be increased.

I like the fact that these are matte with slight sheen that can be worn to office also.

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swatches of first row -top to bottom

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swatches of second row

Staying power is around 4-5 hours on after which they crease a bit.

I find this palette to be great for beginners as it has great shades.

PROS:

  • available at a reasonable price.
  • dently pigmented.
  • has 8 shades that are great for different looks.
  • can be used for a natural look as well as for smoky eye look.
  • easy to carry.
  • has minor fallout.
  • matte shades makes it perfect for everyday use.
  • the texture of the eyeshadows is soft and smooth.

CONS:

  • needs a proper base else they crease
  • low staying power.
  • can be purchased through an Oriflame representative.

 

RATING: 3/5

RECOMMENDATION: It is a nice palette having 8 shades with decent pigmentation.Great for beginners and can be purchased at reasonable price.

 

 

 

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005-silky beige review & swatches

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PRODUCT CLAIMS: Up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals. Helps minimise the appearance of pores. Dermatologically tested.

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PRICE: Rs.195 for 14gm.

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INGREDIENTS: TALC, MICA, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, PETROLATUM, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, POLYBUTENE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, METHYLPARABEN, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE, PROPYLPARABEN, ZINC OXIDE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ALOE BARBADENSIS, POLYSORBATE 20, BHT, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, LINALOOL, BUTYLPARABEN. [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007).

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PACKAGING: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder comes in a wheat gold color flat pan  with a transparent lidIt doesn’t comes with a mirror or a sponge. The lid sit on the pan very lightly so it makes it very unsafe for travel. The shade name and number is provided at the back of the pan.

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SHADE;SILKY BEIGE: Shade 005 is a beige with pink tones that completely goes with my skin tone.

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PERFORMANCE: The texture of the powder is smooth and smooth.It isn’t chalky.I use a large fluffy brush to dust it on my face for a finished look and it doesn’t’ look powdery or OTT .The best part is that it doesn’t alter the shade of your foundation.

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I have oily T-zone and this perform wonderfully in keeping the oil at bay for about 4-5 hours making my face look fresh and clear.Regarding the claims of minimizing the appearance of pores,i feel that it does hide pores to some extent leading to a flawless skin.

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L-R: bare face,with foundation,rimmel pressed powder dusted on

I will call it a light coverage powder even though it completely gets invisible on skin but it does even out the skin tone.

PROS:

  • Affordable.
  • helps in setting the liquid foundation.
  • provides a natural look.
  • does minimize the appearance of pores.
  • blends well.
  • doesn’t look chalky.
  • keeps the face shine free for almost 5 hours.

 

 

CONS:

  • the packaging is flimsy and not at all travel friendly.
  • no mirror or sponge provided.

RATING: 4.5/5

RECOMMENDATION: This is a must have product for combination/oily skins.At the price tag it is available,i think it is definitely a steal and the overall performance is just great.

 

Illamasqua Powder Blush-Tremble review & swatches

 

 

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ABOUT THE BLUSH: Illuminate, radiate, make your face come alive with the colour and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Colour-intense and highly pigmented, use it to shade, brighten, enhance and define the shape of your face. Be bold, be daring, be the centre of attention.

Illamasqua descrribes Tremble as a soft lilac pink with a matte finish.

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PRICE:$28.57 which equals rs.1550 for 4.5 gms.

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INGREDIENTS:TALC, DIMETHYLIMI- DAZOLIDINONE RICE STARCH, MICA, AQUA (WATER), MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECANOL, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-150, SILICA, RICINUS COMMUNIS OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, QUATERNIUM-26, METHYLPARABEN, GLYCERYL RICINOLEATE, ETHYLPARABEN,CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX), CANDELILLA CERA(EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, STEARIC ACID, PROPYLPARABEN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), TETRAHYDROXYPROPYL ETHYLENEDIAMINE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL), CETYL ALCOHOL,CERA ALBA(BEESWAX), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) AND MAY CONTAIN: [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CARMINE CI 75470, ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, RED 36 CI 12085,  YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 CI 15850, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE CI 77163, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE CI 77510, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035, RED 27 LAKE CI 45410] MAY CONTAIN CARMINE AS A COLOUR ADDITIVE. STOP USE IF IRRITATION OCCURS.

SHADE:According to me,this shade is a light coral pink.It does look bright when swatched but blends beautifully and gives a softer look on cheeks.I,personally didnt find and lilac tone in it!!

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it does lean towards lilac tone in the pan but comes out to be a pink coral when swatched!!

TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture is soft.The blush is finely milled and devoid of any chalkiness.I like the fact that it isnt insanely pigmented as in cases of some blush as i love applying blush atleast 2-3 times and there isnt any worry to go OTT.

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This blush gives a coral soft focus to cheeks that i love.

The finish is matte as said.It doesnt clog pores nor accentuate them!!

Staying power is 6-7 hours which is quite decent!

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PROS:

  • Soft and smooth texture.
  • great formula.
  • doesnt accentuate pores neither clog them.
  • blends easily and beautifully.
  • travel friendly.
  • ingredients mentioned.
  • matte finish which is wearable even to office.
  • the shade is decently pigmented.
  • decent staying power.
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applied a bit extra for the purpose of review! 🙂

CONS:

  • expensive.
  • can be ordered online only.
  • no brush provided.

RATING: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I would have given it 5/5 bit 1 mark less for the fact that it isnt available in India and has to be ordered.I love everything about this and use it almost everyday.The formula is superb and so is the shade.

Highly recommended!!!

Note:  I got this blush from a Blog sale that was recently held at one of the popular Indian blogs and got it for Rs.1000!!! 🙂 🙂

 

 

Deborah Milano 24ore perfect Foundation in 02(true beige) review & swatches

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PRODUCT CLAIMS:Foundation with a silky texture for a sheer, velvety smooth finish. Formulated with Power Stay Complex for amazingly longwear without touch-ups. Beats shine without creating a masky effect. Suitable for all skin types. SPF 10. Hypoallergenic.*

*Formulated to minimise the risk of allergies.

PRICE: Rs. 650 for 30ml.

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PACKAGING:  Deborah Milano 24 Ore Perfect Foundation  comes in a hard glass bottle with a pump dispenser mouth.I really like it as it is quite hygienic and helps me control the amount of product i need.Also,the pump is of good quality as i don’t have to press 5-6 times to get the product.one pump=one full drop enough for my entire face(1 layer).

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SHADE 02:I had shade no.1 with me prior to this but that was way too ashy because of high pink tones.This shade came out to be a perfect match for my skin tone-beige with slight pink tones(not overly.)

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture of the foundation is neither runny nor very thick.It is apt and blends beautifully on my skin.(this is the reason i bought it once again).

It provides a matte finish to face.

I would call it a medium to high coverage foundation as 1 layer of this helps in hiding all the skin unevenness and redness.I have got a pimple on cheek and you can easily see in the before-after pic how it covers it beautifully and also minimise the appearance of pores.

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It is light weight and doesn’t transfer on other objects unlike my Estee lauder double wear foundation.

Staying power is around 6 hours without any primer underneath in this weather but it might get reduced in summers due to sweating and all.

It has a floral fragrance which i personally like but it can be overpowering for some.Also,this stays for about half an hour after application also.

PROS:

  • The pump dispenser that comes along is of good quality.
  • travel-friendly .
  • provides medium to high coverage.
  • stays for about 6 hours.
  • doesn’t transfer to other object.
  • Hypoallergenic:Formulated to minimise the risk of allergies.
  • the shade is a nice match for me.
  • light weight.
  • minimise the appearance of pores

CONS:

  • floral fragrance that stays for about half an hour.
  • provides a matte finish so it might not suit those who have dry skin.

RATING:4/5

RECOMMENDATION:This is a reasonably priced foundation that provides a nice matte finish apt for the coming season .Definitely worth buying!!

 

 

MAYBELLINE 14HR SUPERSTAY LIPCOLOR-430(STAY WITH ME CORAL) REVIEW & SWATCHES

So,here is the review for my current love!!!

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Meet the 14HR lipstick that won’t weigh you down.
Super rich colour with super staying power.
No dragging. No drying. No letdowns at all.

PRICE:Rs.525 for 3.3 gm

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PACKAGING:I am not really a fan of the packaging although it looks cute and girly but i prefer classy packaging as opposed to the white plastic-y cap and transparent body.The shade name and number are provided at the bottom of the lipstick.

SHADE:Aah,the shade..oh i love this shade. A semi-matte bright coral(vivid)pink.It is more pink than coral.No shimmer.

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture of the lipstick when applied, is creamy but becomes matte after sometime.It is not at all drying neither it is uncomfortable on lips but a lipbalm underneath will definitely help.The texture is slightly thick and the shade is insanely pigmented.

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I sometimes,like to use it as a tint on lips which looks adorable.The formula is not bad but not top notch.It can cover up pigmented lips very well.Also,these lipsticks have the tendency to settle in the lip lines and accentuate dry flakey areas of lips.

Staying power is around 7-8 hours after which i could see some unevenness on lips.But i think,the amount of staying power isn’t bad at all although it claims to be 14hr.

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These lip shades have sweet candy kind of fragrance that becomes a little overpowering at times.

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PROS:

~pretty bright shade that brightens up my face.

~comfortable matte finish.

~Highly pigmented.

~Decent staying power.

~Great shades in the range that will suit Indian skin tones.

~Thick texture that stays put for a longer period.

~can be used lightly as a tint too.

CONS:

~i am not a fan of the packaging,it looks flimsy.

~The lipstick settles in the lip lines and accentuate dry flakey areas.

~Although the finish is comfortable matte for me but it can be drying for those having very dry lips.

~highly scented so not for those with sensitive nose.

~It becomes uneven when it starts to wear off.

~transfers to other objects.

RATINGS:3.5/5

RECOMMENDATION:These are not must have lipsticks but i really like the shade and those who like testing new shades or like wearing brighter colours can go for this lipstick.