Monthly Archives: April 2011

Classic Red lips look with Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’

Hi everyone!

I’ve been doing more of subtle look lately so here’s a bold lips look with what else but the classic choice for bold lips..RED!

Bold lips in everyday wear look good with subtle eye and face makeup. It also makes a good combination with softly smoked eyes for a runway or themed look. Pair with neutral colors in clothing and accessories for best effect or at the maximum match with 1  piece of your attire- say shoes  or belt or bag.

Read my bold red lips tutorial HERE.

Summary of this look –

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply light foundation ( I have skipped foundation here) apply reddish cheek tint on the apples of the cheeks with a light hand. Set with compact or loose powder. Alternatively , if using a powder blush, apply compact first and then apply blush. For the eyes, lightly smudge brown eye pencil on lid close to upper lash line and kohl on water line. Apply suitable base on lips ( lip liner, concealer/foundation) and apply red lipstick using brush for precise application.

Red lips look with Revlon colorburst CRIMSON

Products used :

FACE :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. Bourjois Rouge hi-tech tint ’84 Rose pixel’

3. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

4. The Body Shop face and body brush (for compact)

EYES :

1. Bourjois kohl and contour liner ‘Brun expressif’

2. MAC Smolder

3. The Body shop line softening brush

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

LIPS :

1. Bourjois rouge hi -tech ’84 Rose pixel’ (as base )

2. Revlon colorburst ‘Crimson’

products used for red stained cheeks and red lips look

Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ swatch :

Left : swiped once, right : swiped 3-4 times

Revlon colorburst 'Crimson' swatch

This look has been converted from casual day time look to a dressy party look just by addition of the red lipstick and a change of attire and accessories.

Before :  (read full post HERE )

Coral red Stained lips and cheek look

AFTER : Change of attire and accessories and addition or red liptick

Red lips look with Revlon colorburst 'Crimson'

Do you like sporting the classic red lips ? Which is your favorite red lipstick ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer look#7 : Daytime Natural Pink look

Hi everyone!

This is a quick look for summer days when you don’t have a lot of time for elaborate makeup or days when you don’t want to wear too much makeup and yet look presentable and glowing. I call this the Natural Pink look. The most important elements of this look are concealer and a natural pink blush. These 2 products alone can give a lot of lift and glow to the face.

Quick spring/summer makeup :Natural pink look

What you need (products I’ve used are in brackets) :

1. Concealer ( for under eyes , area around nose and mouth ) (MAC Select moisture cover NC 45.5)

2. Compact or loose powder (Chambor Silver shadow compact)

3. Pink blush closest to your skin tone (Lakme fantasy collection cheek artist ‘Kiss of a rose’)

4. Natural pink gloss (Bourjois nouveau effet 3D ’03 Brun rose academic’)

5. Brown eye pencil (optional) (Bourjois kohl and contour eye pencil ‘Brun expressif’)

6. Kohl / kajal and mascara (MAC Smolder and Maybelline colossal volume mascara)

Quick spring/summer makeup : Natural pink look (products used )

Steps :

1. Moisturize face well. Everyone needs moisturizer even if your skin is oily, even in summers! The best option for oily/combination skinned people is Lacto calamine.

2. Conceal under eye areas and areas around nose/mouth if you have pigmentation there.

3. Next, set the face with compact or loose powder if you’re using a powder blush. If you’re using a cream/gel based blush, apply powder after applying the blush.

4. Face makeup completed, apply matte brown eye pencil on upper lash line and smudge slightly with brush or finger.

5. Apply kohl to waterline and smudge lightly to lower lash line.

6. Apply mascara to eye lashes.

7. Finish the look with a natural pink gloss that is closest to the color of your lips.

Quick spring/summer makeup : Natural pink look

 

Quick spring/summer makeup :Natural pink look

What would be your choice of blush and lip color for a natural pink look ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer look #6 : Quick look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint

Hi everyone!

This is a quick makeup look I did using Bourjois  lip/cheek tint or Bourjois Rouge Hi-tech as the product is named.

Lip/cheek tints or stains are gel or water based products that can be used on the cheeks as well as the lips for a natural looking stained or ‘just bitten’ effect and are a great alternative to blush or lipstick/gloss. They set really quickly so they need to be blended in to the skin really fast. On application and blending, they sink into the skin and the color generally deepens over the course of next 2-3 min due to the body heat and the stain sets into a long lasting matte finish.

For more tips on how to use lip/cheek tint, read this post by Tanveer of Addicted to Blush HERE.

Bourjois rouge hi-tech lip/cheek tint '84 Rose pixel' swatch

 

Bourjois rouge hi tect tint '84 Rose pixel' - blended swatch

Bourjois rouge hi tect tint '84 Rose pixel' - image of fingertip after blending

FACE :

Foundations feel too heavy in day in the summers especially if you are likely to be out in the heat. I prefer skipping  the foundation in the day time and only using a bit of concealer under my eyes and sunscreen on face set well with compact.

Products used :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. Bourjois Rouge hi-tech tint ’84 Rose pixel’

3. Lotus 3-in-1 matte sunscreen (not pictured)

4. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

5. The Body Shop face and body brush (for compact)

products used for quick look with bourjois lip/cheek tint

Steps :

1. Apply a light  moisturizer on face and neck .

2. Apply concealer to the under eyes and sides of the nose, mouth to cover any pigmentation.

3. Apply the lip/cheek stain directly on the apples of the cheeks , blend with fingers  in dabbing and circular motions quickly before it sets.

4. Wait for 2-3 mins, than apply sunscreen over face and neck. I use Lotus-3-in-1 matte suncreen- it is very light, gets absorbed into the skin very fast to give a matte finish without leaving white cast on the face.

5. Lastly, apply compact or loose powder all over face and neck especially on the concealed parts to set the concealer.

EYES :

1. Bourjois kohl and contour liner ‘Brun expressif’

2. MAC Smolder

3. The Body shop line softening brush

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Steps :

1. Apply brown liner on upper lash line and lightly smudge using softening brush.

2. Apply kajal /MAC Smolder on water line and smudge a little on the lower lash line with softening brush or third finger.

LIPS :

Bourjois rouge hi -tech ’84 Rose pixel’

Apply lip stain to centre of lips and spread evenly all over the lips.

Coral red Stained lips and cheek look

Coral red Stained lips and cheek look

Have you tried lip/cheek tints? Which is your favorite lip/cheek tint? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss '03 Brun Rose Academic' : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss in shade ’03 Brun Rose Academic’. I was on a lookout for long lasting natural pink shade of gloss since a long time and my search landed me at the Bourjois counter.

There are quite a few ranges of glosses available in Bourjois- glossy without shimmer, with shimmer and one with shimmer loose powder provided in a separate compartment in the cap of the gloss. I’m not a fan of shimmer in my lip products but I picked an earthy pink shade from one of the shimmery glosses since the shimmer was very toned down and shade was exactly what I wanted.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D (image from website)

Price : Rs 550

Quantity : 5.7 ml

What the Bourjois website says about Nouveau Effet 3D gloss :

“8 HOURS HYDRATE AND SHINE IN ONE
OH MY GLOSS!

Our iconic Effet 3D lipgloss has had a makeover for its 10th year anniversary with a new formula, new shades and a new sleek packaging!

Its formula is now paraben-free and contains 92% of hydrating and nourishing protective agents for a real balm action whilte still enriched with micro crystalline wax for a deep, voluminous and ultra-shiny result.

You can now treat your lips to our historic 3 Dimensional volume for a super glossy plumped-up pout, while keeping them hydrated for 8 hours!

The specially designed brush applicator is even more precise for an easier application!

The new range contains 15 shades from nude to vibrant tones, with different effects and don’t worry, we kept our 9 timeless best seller shades and 6 new ones.”

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Packaging : The gloss comes in a tube with a screw on cap which contains a brush applicator inside. The bottle itself is transparent so its easy to see the color from outside and the cap contains the shade no. and piece of colored plastic at the top . I like the packaging – its attractive,  easy to identify the shade  from outside and the brush applicator is of excellent quality. I’ve used glosses with doe foot and sponge top applicators before but I find the brush easiest to use. The brush is very soft and picks up just the right amount of product in the first time, I don’t need to dip the brush in again to cover my lips with 1 coat of gloss.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Consistency, Texture  and Staying Power : The gloss is non sticky and glides on the lips very evenly.  The shimmer particles are more visible in the packaging but on the lips its very hard to detect them. It lives up to its claim of hydrating action– I have dry lips and on application of the gloss , my lips felt hydrated and soothed while it was on.  I did not need any balm underneath for more hydration or a lip stick underneath for more color. However the best part was the staying power. Its stayed on for more than 6 hours with mild eating and drinking in between and after about 5 hours when it began to fade a little, the tint and hydration remained and only the gloss diminished a bit. I have just one word for this gloss -AWESOME!!

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic' (brush)

About the shade ’03 Brun Rose academic’ :

It is an earthy pink shade that gives a very natural pink shine to the lips. The shimmer is very subtle – just the way I prefer my lip colors to be. It gives a very healthy natural color to the lips that lasts for 6-7 hours without drying the lips.  It is a MLBB shade of gloss for me.

I love the shade selection of Bourjois products- be it lipsticks or glosses.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic' (swatch)

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

The GOOD about Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ :

1. Attractive, sturdy and easy-to-use packaging with excellent brush applicatot.

2. Lives up to its claim of if not 8 hours but abt 6 hours moisturization.

3. Non sticky and glides evenly on lips – excellent consistency.

4. does not require lip balm or lipstick underneath, the color is just perfect for a rosy natural pink gloss.

5. Shimmer particles are very subtle and non gritty. They get easily removed unlike some shimmery lipsticks/glosses where the shimmer spreads around the lips or settles down in the fine lines.

6.Awesome staying power of over 6 hours with mild eating /drinking in between. Gloss fades after some time but tint and hydration stays.

7. Brush picks up enough product for one application, don’t need to dip in the tube again for more product.

8. Amazing quality and decent quantity for the price. ( Maybelline glosses come for around Rs 180-200, 3 ml product and are drying and last barely an hour on the lips!)

9. Its paraben-free.

10. Wide Shade selection of 15 glosses (According to the site) though I saw only 9-10 at the Bourjois counter.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ :

I can’t find a single con with this gloss. This is my HG gloss!!

Final verdict : I’ve loved every product I have purchased from Bourjois till date and this is no exception. Its the best gloss I’ve used so far (I’ve not used MAC), it gives hydration to my dry lips and the color is very even and lasts for 6-7 hours with mild eating drinking. The packaging is excellent and brush applicator makes it very easy to apply (even more so than doe foot or sponge tip applicators ).  The shimmer is non- gritty and very subtle- just adds a little shine to the gloss. The shade is MLBB shade for me and it gives me a very natural earthy pink color with just the right gloss and shine. Highly recommend this to everyone!
Rating : 5/5

Will I repurchase : Yes! And more shades from this range.

This is how it looks on me. I’m wearing this gloss on bare lips.

Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss '03 Brun rose academic'

Have you tried Bourjois Nouveau effect 3D gloss ? Which is your favorite gloss ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss in shade ’03 Brun Rose Academic’. I was on a lookout for long lasting natural pink shade of gloss since a long time and my search landed me at the Bourjois counter.

There are quite a few ranges of glosses available in Bourjois- glossy without shimmer, with shimmer and one with shimmer loose powder provided in a separate compartment in the cap of the gloss. I’m not a fan of shimmer in my lip products but I picked an earthy pink shade from one of the shimmery glosses since the shimmer was very toned down and shade was exactly what I wanted.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D (image from website)

Price : Rs 550

Quantity : 5.7 ml

What the Bourjois website says about Nouveau Effet 3D gloss :

“8 HOURS HYDRATE AND SHINE IN ONE
OH MY GLOSS!

Our iconic Effet 3D lipgloss has had a makeover for its 10th year anniversary with a new formula, new shades and a new sleek packaging!

Its formula is now paraben-free and contains 92% of hydrating and nourishing protective agents for a real balm action whilte still enriched with micro crystalline wax for a deep, voluminous and ultra-shiny result.

You can now treat your lips to our historic 3 Dimensional volume for a super glossy plumped-up pout, while keeping them hydrated for 8 hours!

The specially designed brush applicator is even more precise for an easier application!

The new range contains 15 shades from nude to vibrant tones, with different effects and don’t worry, we kept our 9 timeless best seller shades and 6 new ones.”

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Packaging : The gloss comes in a tube with a screw on cap which contains a brush applicator inside. The bottle itself is transparent so its easy to see the color from outside and the cap contains the shade no. and piece of colored plastic at the top . I like the packaging – its attractive,  easy to identify the shade  from outside and the brush applicator is of excellent quality. I’ve used glosses with doe foot and sponge top applicators before but I find the brush easiest to use. The brush is very soft and picks up just the right amount of product in the first time, I don’t need to dip the brush in again to cover my lips with 1 coat of gloss.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Consistency, Texture  and Staying Power : The gloss is non sticky and glides on the lips very evenly.  The shimmer particles are more visible in the packaging but on the lips its very hard to detect them. It lives up to its claim of hydrating action– I have dry lips and on application of the gloss , my lips felt hydrated and soothed while it was on.  I did not need any balm underneath for more hydration or a lip stick underneath for more color. However the best part was the staying power. Its stayed on for more than 6 hours with mild eating and drinking in between and after about 5 hours when it began to fade a little, the tint and hydration remained and only the gloss diminished a bit. I have just one word for this gloss -AWESOME!!

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic' (brush)

About the shade ’03 Brun Rose academic’ :

It is an earthy pink shade that gives a very natural pink shine to the lips. The shimmer is very subtle – just the way I prefer my lip colors to be. It gives a very healthy natural color to the lips that lasts for 6-7 hours without drying the lips.  It is a MLBB shade of gloss for me.

I love the shade selection of Bourjois products- be it lipsticks or glosses.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic' (swatch)

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

The GOOD about Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ :

1. Attractive, sturdy and easy-to-use packaging with excellent brush applicatot.

2. Lives up to its claim of if not 8 hours but abt 6 hours moisturization.

3. Non sticky and glides evenly on lips – excellent consistency.

4. does not require lip balm or lipstick underneath, the color is just perfect for a rosy natural pink gloss.

5. Shimmer particles are very subtle and non gritty. They get easily removed unlike some shimmery lipsticks/glosses where the shimmer spreads around the lips or settles down in the fine lines.

6.Awesome staying power of over 6 hours with mild eating /drinking in between. Gloss fades after some time but tint and hydration stays.

7. Brush picks up enough product for one application, don’t need to dip in the tube again for more product.

8. Amazing quality and decent quantity for the price. ( Maybelline glosses come for around Rs 180-200, 3 ml product and are drying and last barely an hour on the lips!)

9. Its paraben-free.

10. Wide Shade selection of 15 glosses (According to the site) though I saw only 9-10 at the Bourjois counter.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ :

I can’t find a single con with this gloss. This is my HG gloss!!

Final verdict : I’ve loved every product I have purchased from Bourjois till date and this is no exception. Its the best gloss I’ve used so far (I’ve not used MAC), it gives hydration to my dry lips and the color is very even and lasts for 6-7 hours with mild eating drinking. The packaging is excellent and brush applicator makes it very easy to apply (even more so than doe foot or sponge tip applicators ).  The shimmer is non- gritty and very subtle- just adds a little shine to the gloss. The shade is MLBB shade for me and it gives me a very natural earthy pink color with just the right gloss and shine. Highly recommend this to everyone!
Rating : 5/5

Will I repurchase : Yes! And more shades from this range.

This is how it looks on me. I’m wearing this gloss on bare lips.

Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss '03 Brun rose academic'

Have you tried Bourjois Nouveau effect 3D gloss ? Which is your favorite gloss ? Let me know your comments by replying below.