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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Kiko Milano Standout Volume Mascara - Review

I have used so many different mascaras but never came across such a classy looking mascara. So the item I am talking about is 'Kiko Milano Standout Volume Mascara'. 


Kiko Milano Standout Volume Mascara - Review

Price - £9.90

Review


I got the waterproof variant of Kiko Milano Standout Volume Mascara. Now, how gorgeous is the tube. This comes in a classy metallic tube. Even the shape of the tube is so amazing. I am so impressed with the packaging of the mascara let alone the mascara itself. 


Kiko Milano Standout Volume Mascara - Review

It comes with a huge wand which easily separates each lash and adds loads of volume. Texture of the mascara is quite creamy making it easy to cover each lash. It definitely enhances and accentuates the lashes. It makes a huge difference to the lashes by adding volume and curling the lashes.


Kiko Milano Standout Volume Mascara - Review


I am in love with this mascara and would definitely be repurchasing it. I would give 4/5 stars.

Take care and keep blinging.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Slipper Orchid & Red Jade

When it comes to lip products, MAC is usually the winner. I got two shades of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, one is 'Slipper Orchid' and other is 'Red Jade'. I fell in love with this liquid lipsticks the moment I used them.


MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Slipper Orchid (L) & Red Jade (R)

Price - €22.00

Review
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour comes in a transparent plastic tube with a black cap. There is nothing fancy about the packaging. Due to transparent tube, its easy to locate the shade in a drawer. 


MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Slipper Orchid (L) & Red Jade (R)

Honestly, this is the best liquid lipstick I have ever used. I cant praise it enough. First of all, I always check how pigmented a lipstick is. I dislike dilute concentration of pigment. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is so pigmented that you need a single swipe to fully cover your lips. Staying power is also amazing. After a few seconds, it goes completely matte on lips. After a meal and a few cups of coffee you will notice the lipstick peeling off from inner side of lips.


MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Slipper Orchid


MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Red Jade

Both the shades are my favourite. Depending on what I am wearing, I apply both the shades every other day. 


Swatches of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Slipper Orchid (up) & Red Jade (down)


I would highly recommend these liquid lipsticks to everyone.

I will give 4.5/5 stars to these.

Take care and keep blinging.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

L’Oreal Paris Matte Lip Paint – 201 Hollywood beige

I realized, lately I have been buying dark lip shades, so decided to go for a nude shade for everyday wear or office wear. So, I picked up L’Oréal Paris Matte Lip Paint in the shade 201 Hollywood beige. Read on to learn about my experience with this.

L’Oreal Paris Matte Lip Paint – 201 Hollywood beige


Price - €9.99

Product details (As given on Boots website)
Introducing Nudist Matte Lip Paints, a collection of trending nude liquid lip colours in a velvety, matte finish. Now you can nail the nude trend, with 5 shades containing ultra-saturated pigments that last up to 8 hours.
No flaking, no caking, no drying out. Our slanted teardrop shaped applicator allows for precise application for a flawless matte pout.

Review
This comes in a plastic tube which has same color as that of liquid lipstick which is quite handy. I did not find slanted teardrop shaped applicator to be especially helpful for precise application as they claim. It’s just like any other applicator.

L’Oreal Paris Matte Lip Paint – 201 Hollywood beige
This shade 201 Hollywood beige is quite good for everyday look. It’s a pink coral shade which would go with fair and medium fair skin tones really well. It’s one of those shades which balances out dramatic eye makeup.

Swatch of L’Oreal Paris Matte Lip Paint – 201 Hollywood beige
I am really disappointed with this L’Oréal product. Nowadays every brand is coming up with matte liquid lipstick almost every day. With such a high competition, Loreal came out with this. First of all. It does not give full coverage. So girls with pigmented lips, stay away from this. Secondly, it’s not transfer proof. Just have a glass of water and lipstick fades. Brands like Maybelline have come up with 24 hr superstay matte lipstick and here we have Loreal which didn’t even manage to have 2 hr stay.

Swatch of L’Oreal Paris Matte Lip Paint – 201 Hollywood beige

I am really disappointed with L’Oréal this time. This is the worse liquid lipstick I have used so far.
I going with 1/5 stars.
Take care and keep blinging.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Loreal ultraprecision eyeliner by superliner – Black

Any look is incomplete without a good eyeliner. May be one day you are in a mood of winged eyeliner or some other day you might go for tight lining your eyes. I purchased Loreal ultraprecision eyeliner by superliner in the shade black. I usually like eye cosmetics by Loreal. Read on to find out my experience with this eye liner.
Loreal ultraprecision eyeliner by superliner – Black
Price - £6.49

Product description (as given on superdrug website)
The ultimate liquid eyeliner in a sponge-tipped pen. A long-lasting precise line. Superliner is a liquid eyeliner in a special sponge tipped pen for the creation of fine lines or thick, sultry flicks.
Benefits
Colour is applied with precision and ease and dries without smudging. Ophthalmologically tested. The ultimate liquid eyeliner in a sponge-tipped pen. A long-lasting precise line. Superliner is a liquid eyeliner in a special sponge tipped pen for the creation of fine lines or thick, sultry flicks. Colour is applied with precision and ease and dries without smudging.

Review
It comes in black plastic tube which looks quite elegant. Firstly, you have to shake the tube really well for intense black color. This is something I learned after regular use. Once dry, it gives a completely matte finish.

Loreal ultraprecision eyeliner by superliner – Black

I really liked the sponge tip applicator. It makes the application quite smooth and easy. It enables you to have control over the tip hence chances of making mistake are less. But you have to be fast otherwise the tip dries up quickly.

Swatch of Loreal ultraprecision eyeliner by superliner – Black

I am going to give 3/5 stars.
Take care and keep blinging.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara - Waterproof Black


One product which intensifies the look is ‘mascara’. It is an absolute essential item for every women. Bourjois is coming up with new products every now and then. So far I have loved Bourgois products. Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara comes in two variants - Waterproof and non-waterproof. I opted for the waterproof one because my eyes are sensitive and can be watery anytime.

Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara - Waterproof Black

Price - €13.99

Product description (as given on boots website)

Reveal your lash potential with Bourjois' Volume Reveal mascara. The built in mirror with x3 zoom reveals every lash whilst the lash catcher brush with gripping bristles ensures all lashes are volumised without exception.

Review

This mascara comes with a mirror which is actually quite handy for touch-ups. This mascara comes in a plastic tube which is sturdy. The packaging is quite good.

Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara - Waterproof Black

I love this mascara. Just one coat is enough to give volume and length to lashes. It gives intense black colour and dries quickly. 

Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara - Waterproof Black

I would give this mascara 4.5/5 stars.

Take care and keep bringing.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick 640 – Erotique


These days I am going crazy about lipsticks. Recently, I purchased L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick 640 – Erotique. This was part of 3 for 2 scheme at Boots. Even though I own ample of nude lipstick shades still I can never hold back from buying more. Anyway, read on to see how it turned out to be…..

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick 640 – Erotique
Price - €10.49
Product details (As given on Boots website)
Introducing our boldest, most moisturising matte lipsticks.
Packed with pure pigments for vivid colour and enriched with oils for hydration and comfort.
In 15 trend shades, from dusty Greige to deep Purple and electric Coral.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick 640 – Erotique

Review
This lipstick comes in a matte black plastic cover with the shade number and color given at the bottom. 

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick 640 – Erotique

Coming to the lipstick, this shade 640 – Erotique, is a beautiful pink-brown nude shade. Ii looks so good with any type of dress whether formal or casual. It will go with all kind of skin tones. This shade would look amazing with dark or smokey eye make-up. Perfect shade for everyday use.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick 640 – Erotique
This lipstick gives a perfect matte look without any semi-matte or glossy look. Color payoff is quite good as well. Two swipes will perfectly conceal the natural color of your lips. So ladies with pigmented lips don’t have to worry about concealing the lips first for perfect looks.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick 640 – Erotique

This lipstick is quite hydrating. You may also skip lipbalm and directly apply these lipsticks. It won’t dry out your lips.



I will definitely get more shades in this range.
Overall, I would give this lipstick 4/5 stars.
Take care and keep blinging.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder – 53 Light Beige


Recently I purchased four Bourjois products, one of them was Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder in the shade 53 Light Beige. I was never really a fan of compact powders and rarely used them. But this product really surprised me with all the benefits it has. Read on to find out more.


Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder – 53 Light Beige

Price €11.99

Description of the product (as given on Boots website)
Get your balance right with Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder. Our unifying powder evens out your skin, reduces shine and boosts the radiance of your complexion for up to 10 hours, all whilst taking care of your skin.
How do we do this? We’ve enriched our foundation compact with an Asian fruit therapy formula to restore balance to the skin: the Sharon fruit smoothes and moisturises dry areas, whilst Yuzu fruit absorbs excess shine. Our clever formula means our compact face powder also has an ultra-fine, blendable texture that won’t interfere with other make-up, and provide a light and undetectable finish on your skin.
Plus, our compact powder includes a handy large mirror, meaning you can achieve the perfect make-up result wherever! Available in 4 natural shades (Vanille, Beige Clair, Beige Fonce, Hale Clair), you can find the best powder foundation shade for you. Put the joie de vivre back into your skin with Bourjois.
Formula
Our Healthy Balance Compact Powder:
• Is enriched with Sharon fruit to moisturise dry skin and Yuzu fruit to absorb excess shine
• Is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores
• Uses a hypoallergenic formula
• Is dermatologically tested.

Review

My oily skin doesn’t like heavy oily sunscreens. It makes my face look so oily just after applying. But in the hot sunny weather during summers, sunscreen lotions are unavoidable. To help my skin look a little less oily, I used Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder and oh my god…..I fell in love with it. It instantly mattifies the face without a hint of oil on the face. This shade (53 Light Beige) is a little dark for my complexion but its fine with me.


Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder – 53 Light Beige

The product claims of 10 hours matte finish and healthy natural glow.  This compact powder stands true to its claim. Although it doesn’t keep my skin matte for 10 long hours but yes, my face remains matte for 4-5 hours. It does impart a natural glow to my face.

It comes with a mirror which is quite convenient for touch ups.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder – 53 Light Beige. It comes with a mirror ....so you can touch up easily anywhere.

I apply this compact powder after sunscreen to mattify my face. I am not too sure about the moisturizing properties of the product which it claims, and I don’t even care about it. After all, I will use a moisturizer rather than a compact for that purpose.

Overall, I love this product and would recommend it to all the oily skin beauties.

I would give this product 4.5/5 stars.

Take care and keep blinging.



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Bourjois Souffle de Velvet liquid lipstick 03VIPeach - Review


My lust for cosmetics led me to get Bourjois Souffle de Velvet liquid lipstick in the shade 03VIPeach. First of all, this is not a lipstick (in contrast to the name), it’s a lipstain. It is actually difficult to figure it out from the tube that it’s a stain. It looks quite dense and thick. I realised it after using it. So, read on to find out more about it.


Bourjois Souffle de Velvet liquid lipstick 03VIPeach

Price – €10.49

Discription (as given on boots website)

Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet gives lips a sheer, matte result with a light veil of colour. The soft balm like formula hydrates for up to 10 hours leaving lips comforted with a playful pop of colour.

How to use
Apply using the cushioned applicator to follow the shape of your lips.

Review
Let’s start with the packaging. Packaging may not bother some people but for me attractive packing is always a plus point. So this product comes in a plastic transparent tube with cap of the same colour as the lipstick shade. This makes it easier to see the colour of the lipstick. The packaging is okayish – Neither too dull nor too awesome.

Bourjois Souffle de Velvet liquid lipstick 03VIPeach
03 VIPeach is a peachy pink shade which looks great on fair to medium skin tone. Like I mentioned before, it’s a lip stain. So girls who prefer lipsticks will definitely not like it. It goes completely matte on lips after 10 secs of application. It gives a sheer matte finish.


Bourjois Souffle de Velvet liquid lipstick 03VIPeach
This product will look great on girls with naturally pink lips. It is especially good for ladies who prefer natural/light tinted lips. It can be used for office/formal look as well as for brunch with friends. 
It is hydrating and comfortable on lips which is an important point for me. It has a mild fragrance which disappears after a few seconds.

Swatch of Bourjois Souffle de Velvet liquid lipstick 03VIPeach
Overall, I liked this lip product from Bourjois and the shade is also good. Lately, they have been coming up with various different products. I’ll be trying a few of them and will review them asap.


I would give this product 3/5 stars.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 02 Stockholm - Review

Lately I have been trying lots of Nude and Brown shade lip colors for office. I picked up NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 02 from Boots. This is a gorgeous nude shade apt for office look or an outing with friends.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 02 Stockholm

Price - 8€

Product details (as given on Boots Website)
Neither lipstick nor lip gloss this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and unlike some matte lipstick formulas also moisturizing.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 02 Stockholm
Review
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in 34 gorgeous shades which makes it difficult to choose one. First of all, it has typical NYX packaging of Matte Black cap and transparent tube showing the color of Lip Cream.
Lip Cream is so light-weight and yet creamy. It does not feel heavy on the lips. In fact you don’t feel it on lips at all. The best part is, it does not dry out lips and comfortable to wear.


SMLC 02 Stockholm is a Beautiful Nude light Brown shade which instantly brightens up the face. It looks beautiful with heavy eye makeup. The color pay-off is really good. It will show-up on pigmented lips as well without concealer underneath.
I love Matte lip Colors. They make the face look intense.  NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream are actually Matte. Not Glossy Matte, not Semi-matte nor Creamy Matte, They are actually Mattest Matte. Just after 2-3 second, the Lip Cream sets to a proper Matte finish.

The smell of the Lip Cream is like chocolate cake. It’s funny but that’s the closest description I can give. The smell is not at all bothersome even for sensitive nose.

Swatch 1

Swatch 2
Overall, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 02 is a beautiful, light-weight and pigmented Matte Lip color and a must-have for those who love Nude shades.

I would give 4/5 stars.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.