Thursday, 31 October 2013

MAC Captive (Satin) lipstick Review and Swatches!

Remember I had bought 2 MAC lipsticks along with the Kryolan Blush palette?? I had reviewed one of them long back :MAC See Sheer which is one of the best shades in my vanity. U can read the review here : MAC See Sheer Lipstick Review

The other one MAC Captive is a totally different shade selection.

Comes in the standard MAC packaging and is priced at Rs.990/-It is a part of the permanent line.

Captive is a lovely plummy pink shade.Totally a wintery shade.I tend to stick to peachy/coral pinks as plums and berries look too deep on me. But Captive has the right mix of plum and pink that suits me for a change :D

The shade is from the Satin range meaning it sets to a semi matte finish and provides good color pay off without drying out the lips.The lipstick has a light creamy texture and imparts enough color to cover mild discoloration in a single swipe.It can be easily build to opaque finish without patchiness.

Being a Satin lipstick, it is not hydrating but does not dry out the lips either. Does not feather or 

It definitely does not settle into fine lines or accentuate dry lips.Also, it does not have the shine of Lustre finish lipsticks.

I just realized Captive would look awesome on dusky skin! 

The staying power is 3 hrs max with a lip balm underneath.


If u love plummy wintery shades, then look out for this next time u visit MAC store. I prefer wearing Captive with deep shades of kurtis and Colorbar Cosmic rose blush :)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Lakme Absolute Plump and Shine Gloss in Pink Shine Review and Swatches!

Dear God,

                I can't thank u enough for bringing Coral pinks be it lip colors or blushes or clothes into my life! They make my life prettier and every damn thing in that damn color looks gorgeous! Now all I need is Coral pink shoes and bags to match and it is Diwali Time..just saying!

                                                                                                                 Yours Obviously
                                                                                                                 Coral Pink Lover

I wrote this letter after experiencing bliss from swatching all my coral pink makeup ;)

Lakme Absolute gloss comes in a cylindrical transparent tube with a dark silver cap.It has Lakme Absolute Plump and Shine Gloss written over the tube. The shade name is printed on the cap which has already faded on mine.Y couldn't they print on the underside of the tube :\

Consists of doe foot applicator.But I find application patchy as with the Maybelline High Shine glosses.

Little pricey at Rs.450 for 3 ml.

The shade Pink Shine is super gorgeous.It is a beautiful blend of pink and coral leaning more towards pink. It is the perfect my kind of shade :) 

It is bright but not overtly so.For me it works best as office wear.Just dab a bit over my lower lips and even out with fingers.If I apply it in full intensity it is attention grabbing. Also, the application with the wand comes out lil patchy.

The color would suit range of Indian skin colors from fair to dark.Fair skin would love this shade. If u r someone who cannot carry pink lip colors cuz of yellow skin, do give this a try :)

The gloss has great pigmentation.Discolored lips can be easily covered with 2 swipes.

It has a soft creamy and slightly sticky texture and feels moisturizing and light on the lips.The stickiness is mild and not bothersome at all.

Smells like custard powder :D

The shade Pink shine is a cream gloss devoid of shimmers.That makes it all the more awesome.

Lass for 1.5 hrs max if worn sheered out and 3.5 hrs max in full intensity. The 6 hrs claim is a sham ;)

Must have gloss shade from the Absolute range.  It has overshadowed my love for Revlon papaya to become a new favorite.

P.s : Pair it up with a coral pink/peachy pink blush.Lakme Day blushes/Maybelline Peachy Sweetie/Colorbar Peachy Rose/Inglot 32 would be my suggestions

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Review and Swatches ( New 12 Hr Formula)

I might be the last one to review the kajal but it would not hurt to have one more review right ;) Now be a sweetheart and say no :D

I have been wanting to try the Lakme Absolute Kohl for eons now but my budget does not allow. all my money goes into buying clothes :P I have just ordered some more clothes from Jabong. Hope they suit me well fingers crossed!

The packaging of the new kajal is similar to the old one. Peppy yellow tube with Maybelline The Colossal Kajal written in black.I find the packaging flimsy. My last Colossal broke after a few uses. I was wondering if mine was a defective one but one of my friends complained that hers broke too :O So Maybelline needs to work on that.

The Kajal is dark black but not jet black.My Bourjois Khol pencil is still the darkest I have used till date. I feel Lakme Eyeconic and Colossal have similar pigmentation levels but Colossal lacks the greyish tinge that Eyeconic has. Brownie points for Colossal ;)

Colossal has a soft texture and does not tug at the waterline. But the texture makes it harder to line the upper lash line as it can break easily.IMO, this is softer and creamier than Eyeconic.

The kajal does not weigh down the waterline.

Smudgeproof??The kajal does not smudge once it sets which it does after a few seconds.Most of the kajals do not smudge on my dry lids.

I tested it under running water and there was very little smudging.Eyeconic scores a point here as it held on better :)

Lasts for a very long time.I wore it at 8.30 a.m. and at 10.30 p.m. it was still present with some fading.So it does keep up the 12 hr claim at least on me ( I work under ac conditions and hardly break a sweat).

The only good thing about working a 12 hr schedule + 2 hr travel is that I can breezily test the staying power of my makeup ;)

U can check out the kajal at


The new version of the Colossal Kajal is definitely an improvement over the 6 hr one. It gives tough competition to Lakme Eyeconic kajal from the same price range. I personally like alternating between the 2 :) Would give this 4 out of 5. 

Disclaimer : Product sent by Brand for Consideration.But my opinions are honest swear to God :)

Lakme 9 to 5 Office Stylist lipstick in Pink Bureau Review and Swatches!

Lakme has created a storm in the makeup world with latest launches which have clicked well with the girls! I so wanted to try the new range of 9 to 5 lipsticks and picked up Pink Bureau as it looked the prettiest in the hand swatches. 

The lipstick is housed in a pretty rose gold case that looks classy :) Now u can whip out ur Lakme lipsticks in public without feeling bad about any cheap packaging ;)

The drawback of the new range is that nearly all of the lipsticks contain shimmers in them :( The shade Pink Bureau is a deep rose-red with minute golden shimmers that do shoe up on the lips.I do not get why Lakme had to introduce shimmers in a lipstick that too a matte one!Totally ruins for me.

The lipstick is priced at 400 bucks.These days makeup prices have gone through the roof.U can hardly find decent options below 400 Rs.And why not..Onions sell for a century ;)

Okay the texture. The lipstick has a smooth texture and can be applied easily without any tugging. Application is even.Sets to a pure matte finish in 1-2 min.Being a matte lipstick, it tends to settle into fine lines and accentuate dry lips. So be sure to exfoliate ur lips prior application.

The lipstick packs a punch on the pigmentation front.One single swipe is enough to cover discoloration and provide the bright color to the lips.

The color looks overpowering on me.So I blot twice with a tissue.This color would suit fair-dusky skin.I am not sure about dark skin.

The lipstick feels drying after 1/2 an hr or so. I need to keep applying lip balm every now and then. Also, I noticed that my lips feel drier after the lipstick wears off :( So ladies with chapped lips u have been warned!

Lasts for 3.5-4 hrs when I blot and nearly 6 hrs in full intensity.


Lakme has introduced pretty everyday wear shades in the 9 to 5 range and every1 would find definitely a color to suit provided u r okay with the pure matte finish.I would have picked p few more shades had they been creamy and shimmer free kinds :)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

L'oreal Paris Color Riche Le Gloss in Violet Attitude Review and Swatches!

My lips are prone to immense chapping and sometimes it is hard to carry a lipstick. And these days lip glosses are my guardian angels :) I love how moisturizing they are and make my lips appear smooth and plump!

The L'oreal Color Riche Le Gloss comes in a sleek and slim tube that u can easily slip into ur handbag/clutch.U get 12ml for Rs.550/-.
But since it is in the form of a tube u would not have the advantage of a wand.U would either need to carry along a lip brush or a hand sanitizer(in case u use fingers).
 I carry the latter ;)

The shade Violet Attitude is a Fuchsia Pink with silver shimmers.Though the color looks intense in the tube, it comes out sheer on the lips.Just a hint of pink and the shimmers are not OTT. They blend with the color and are office appropriate :) I would rate 1.5 in the pigmentation department.But these can definitely be built up to semi opaque finish.

The gloss has a creamy and slightly sticky texture. But it feels light on the lips and gives a watery look to the lips.Does not feather or bleed.
I really love its yummy caramel fragrance that makes me drool, hop and jump.

And the best part about the gloss is its moisturizing power. I would call it a superman of hydration ;) Lips feels moisturized even after the gloss vanishes which is after 1.5-2 hrs max.


I know u guys would think *hardly any color or staying power but still the gal loves it.she must be crazy* Crazy I am but u haven't experienced the agony of severely chapped lips or the divine fragrance of this gloss! Plus I like sheer lip colors more than the opaque ones. I already got Really Rose :)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Products I am loving Right Now!

No excuses or explanations for my absence to bore u with  ;)  Am currently loving these few makeup/skincare products :) I haven't been wearing the usual train of lipsticks. Really miss them but touching up has become irksome these days. Hoping to be back on the track soon :)

U know u r on the right path to skin glory when ur sunscreen gets over at the week start and u start getting heart palpitations ;) I stumbled upon this awesome product from Lotus that the whole business of sunscreen application has becum a breeze now :D It is the Lotus Sunblock spray in SPF 50! Will review it in a few days.

The L'oreal gloss is so moisturizing and smells yummy!

U can check out the reviews of the Maybelline Cheeky Glow blush here  and Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm Stain here.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Poptastic Collection By L'oreal Paris!

L'Oréal Paris goes outrageously POP and launches the Poptastic collection for a touch of flamboyant color, new from Paris! 
What makes the POPTASTIC collection so awesome?  

It’s outrageously colorful, it’s outrageously POP.  Rock your beauty must haves for this season with glamorous hot shades from the latest Poptastic Collection by L'Oréal Paris. This collection is the perfect way to completely jazz up your beauty wardrobe. L'Oréal Paris introduces a set of products that will add that extra element of oomph with fun colors and exciting prints so you can live life on the brighter side!
The Poptastic collection has something for everyone. Indulge in the latest shades from the Color Riche Le Vernis for your nails, Glamshine Balmy Gloss for a luscious pout and the Color Riche Eye Pallette to add that extra sparkle to your eyes! With happy hues like pinks, corals, blues and tangerine, you can go bold and funky by sporting a new bright look every day.

Disclaimer : PR Info

Monday, 9 September 2013

This or That tag!

Deeps of Divassence had tagged me to do the This or That tag :D I had soo much fun doing this :) Thanks Deeps <3 Hope u find it interesting :)


  • blush or bronzer : Blush obviously! Am a blush junkie :)
  • lip gloss or lipstick:Have switched to glosses as they suit my dry lips better
  • eye liner or mascara:  Mascara
  • foundation or concealer: Neither! I dont use any base makeup other than a bb cream :)
  • neutral or color eye shadow: Hardly use eyeshadows..but then if I have to it is gonna b neutral.
  • pressed or loose eye shadows:Pressed ones.
  • brushes or sponges:Brushes


  • OPI or china glaze:I hardly use nail polishes
  •  Long or short:Short as I cannot grow nails courtesy my fetish for guitar ;)
  • Acrylic or natural: No comments :P
  • Brights or darks:I prefer darks if I wear nail polish.
  • Flower or no flower: Wat is that even supposed to mean :P 


  • perfume or body splash: Body mists any day ;)
  • lotion or body butter:  Body butter that too in chocolate variant!
  • body wash or soap: Soap I am too lazy to use body washes.
  • lush or other bath company:TBS! I am yet to try Lush products..any recos??


  • jeans or sweat pants: Sweat pants :D They are so comfy. I decide on what to wear 5 out of 7 days the night b4 and it really gets on my nerves. So weekends I give all my love to sweat pants.
  • long sleeve or short:Long! Less time spent on sunscreen ;)
  • dresses or skirts: Skirts :)
  • stripes or plaid: Stripes!
  • flip flops or sandals: Sandals..I find it difficult to walk with flip flops :P
  • scarves or hats:Neither but would love to try scarves!
  • studs or dangly earrings:I got oval face so dangly ones for me :)
  • necklaces or bracelets: Both I guess! I have a new found love in accessories other than earrings.
  • heels or flats:Heels! I am kinda short :P I hate admitting to it :P I cannot breathe without my heels ;)
  • cowboy boots or riding boots: Boots?? Rolls eyes! Try finding sum1 wearing boots in Chennai ;)
  • forever 21 or charlotte russe: God what do I answer. I want to shop from Forever 21 :P
  • saks 5th or nordstrom:Nope. not shopping from either ;)


  • curly or straight: Neither Wavy :D
  • bun or ponytail: Love high ponytails!
  • bobby pins or butterfly clips: Butterfly clips anyday
  • hair spray or gel:  Hair Spray
  • long or short:Long
  • light or dark:  Dark
  • side sweep bangs or full bangs: Side swept bangs :) I used to have them..planning to get them once my hair grows back well.
  • up or down:Up..The chennai humidity gets to me.


  • Rain or shine:Both and winter too :D
  • Summer or winter:Winter :)
  • Fall or spring:  Spring
  • Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate!! Wish I was one of those slim gals who could gorge on chocolates and still be slim sigh!
  • East coast or west coast:East I guess :P

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Maybelline Cheeky Glow blush in Peachy Sweetie Review and Swatches!

Pretty colors for ur cheeks in cute little containers. That is how I would like to introduce the newly launched blushes by Maybelline ;)

The Cheeky Glow blush comes in cute plastic pot with a transparent lid that helps u identify the shades if u own multiple of these and are priced at Rs.250/- which is pretty cheap.

They have been launched in 3 variants here :
  • Peachy Sweetie
  • Fresh Coral
  • Creamy Cinnamon

 The shade Peachy Sweetie is a peachy pink color the kind that is youthful and fresh.The blush has discernible silver shimmer on the pan but being averagely pigmented the shimmer shows up very well on my skin when I load it up. I wish it was more pigmented but this would serve the blush beginners well. I am okay with the shimmers though I would not wear it everyday. That is just a personal preference :) 

I really like the texture of the blush. It is super smooth and soft albeit a lil powdery.

The staying power is 3-4 hours on an average on my dry skin.

U can check out the blushes at the following link :


The blush is not exactly a must have but a good choice for the price as u hardly get blushes with this texture and shades for 250 bucks ;) 
 Disclaimer : Product Sent by brand by consideration. But my opinions are honest swear to God ;)

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick in MAT4 Review!

Pure Matte lipsticks make me run away screaming for mercy! My lips cannot survive the Sahara desert texture of the matte lipsticks. Add bold colors to that and I find my recipe of disaster ;)

I was so apprehensive of trying out the bold matte lipsticks but one swipe and I was sold out.

The bold matte lipsticks come in 5 shades from MAT 1 to MAT 5 and are priced at Rs.375/-. Internationally they have been assigned names. The one I got for review MAT 4 is bestowed with "Vivid Coral". But MAT 4 is anything but coral. It is a reddish orange shade that looks very bright on my fair skin.The brightness is not the garish sort.More of a punch of color. Due to being a warm shade this one will be a winner across all Indian skin colors :) Colorbar Creme Touch lipstick in Tangerine is less intense and more orangish while Inglot 37 is more reddish :)

The packaging is similar to the colorsensational ones but classy with the top cover being a matte reddish pink.The colorsensational ones I own have loads of scratches all over but I doubt that would occur with these. Also the typical caramel smell is absent in the bold mattes.Thumbs up for that!

These are not true matte lipsticks. More of a semi matte with a smooth texture that just glides over the lips.The Super stay lipsticks had a hard texture that tugged a lot and were damn drying.The bold matte lipsticks are hydrating and perfect for gals who are unsure but still hold a desire to try matte lipsticks. :)The pigmentation is good.A single swipe is suffice for my lips.

The lipstick stayed put even after I finished watching 3 back to back movies. I would say the average lasting power would be between 4-5 hours :)

U can check out the details of the range at :

I am in love with the texture and finish of the Bold matte lipsticks. MAT 4 is a bright reddish orange shade that is oomphalicious. I am already planning to buy MAT1 and MAT2 on my next shopping trip ! U guys got to try these lip colors!

I would rate these 4.5 out of 5 ;)

Disclaimer : Product Sent by brand for Consideration.But my opinions are honest swear to God :)


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