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Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD : Makeup breakdown

Hi everyone!

I have started a new feature on Facebook called “What are we wearing today”. In this feature, I share my Face of the day (FOTD) everyday and you can share your makeup breakdown of the day with everyone by commenting on that thread. To share your makeup look today, click HERE .

This is the full makeup breakdown of the look today. It is very cool toned look  with navy blue and silver on the eyes and pink on the lips.

Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD

Products used :

EYES:

1. Faces long wear eye pencil ‘Navy Blue’

2. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 (for smudging and setting the eye pencil)

3. Streetwear metal eyes eye pencil ‘Silver lining’ (lower lash line)

4. Lotus herbals kajal (Waterline)

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Products used for navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

FACE :

1. The Body shop oil free foundation (mixed with moisturizer )

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Lakme cheek artist ‘Kiss of a rose’

4. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Pinch o pink’ (to set the cheek artist)

5. The Body shop face and body brush

6. MAC Select moisture cover concelaer NC 45.5

LIPS :

Maybelline colorsensational ‘Hooked on pink’

Maybelline color sensational 'Hooked on Pink'

What are you wearing today ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Faces creme matte lip gloss ’03 Deep Lilac’ Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Faces creme matte lip gloss in shade ’03 Deep Lilac’. Faces is a recent discovery of mine and I’ve loving their products so far! The product being reviewed is similar to Bourjois so delicate lip creme lipstick and NYX soft matte lip creme.

Price : Rs 399

Quantity : not specified

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac (lip balm for size comparison)

What the outer carton says about the product :

– made from Flex form complex which immediately defines and smoothens the lip

– it is easy to apply, offers complete coverage and helps keep lips soft and shiny foreve

– dermatologically tested.

My take on the product :

PACKAGING :
It comes in a round bottom plastic tube form. The cap is black plastic and the rest of the body is transparent so its easy to spot the lipstick when kept with others. It has a sponge tip applicator inside which is of good quality. It has a sticker at one end specifying the shade name and number. The packaging is quite sturdy but the tube tends to get messy around its mouth. I’ve used the product only 3-4 times till now the part where the cap screws on to the tube is already messy with the product. The applicator doesn’t pick up a lot of
product at one time. I have to dip it in once more to cover my lips.

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

TEXTURE , MOISTURIZATION and PIGMENTATION : The texture is that of a smooth cream, its not a runny liquid, it more like thick butter or cream. The consistency is perfect for easy application. The creme formula has a smooth matte finish on the lips. Pigmentation is excellent- it is opaque and gives full coverage in single swipe hiding any pigmentation one may have quite effectively. It is not moisturizing but its not really drying either. It feels quite comfortable on the lips. I have slightly dry lips and I did not feel any stretchy or tight feeling on my lips.  However, it won’t suit chapped lips.

SHADE no. 3 DEEP LILAC : The shade is as the name says, a deep lilac/mauve shades that lightens to a more pinkish shade with time/meals. It is one of those shades that are not too bright but neither too subtle. Worn with just mascara and sunscreen/compact, it gives a nice statement lip that is work/college appropriate too. It might seem too dark in the tube but its not so on the lips.

Faces creme matte lip cream 03 Deep Lilac - swatch

FRAGRANCE : It has strong  very yummy butterscotch kind of smell which vanishes within 2-3 minutes of application. People who like their makeup products unscented might not like it. I personally love it! 😛

STAYING POWER : The staying power is quite good. It stayed on my lips for 5+ hours including 2 meals and lots of fluid intake. The impressive part was that it didn’t transfer onto cup/bottle (see picture) while taking fluids. It takes about 8-10 minutes to settle after which is it becomes non-transferable. I had in fact taken a meal right after applying it and that lightened it a bit but it still stayed on for more than 5 hours, lightening with time but giving an even tint to the lips. Because of the meal, it faded more on the inner side of the  lower lip giving the impression of having used a lip liner (since the product at the outline of lips remained intact).
Overall, I’m very happy with the staying power of this lipstick.
Few min after application :

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac few min after application

After 2 hours(and one meal) :

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac after meal

After 5 hours (and 2 meals : the lower lip had more fading cos of the meals/fluid intake)

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac 5 hours after application

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac - barely transferred on the bottle (See marked area)


The GOOD about  Faces creme matte lip gloss ’03 Deep Lilac’
1. Packaging is sturdy in a transparent tube which allows easy identification of the shade.
2. Applicator is of good quality.
3. Texture is smooth and creamy, glides easily on lips.
4. Pigmentation is good- opaque and full coverage in single swipe
5. Not drying like many other long wear lipsticks. Not moisturizing either.
6. Stays on for 5-6 hours including meals with even fading as time passes.
7. Even when almost faded, gives a nice even tint on the lips.
8. Does not settle into fine lines.
9. Claims to be dermatologically tested.
10. Does not smudge, feather or bleed.
11. Gives a smooth, non-drying matte finish to the lips.
12. Has a nice butterscotch fragrance.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Faces creme matte lip gloss ’03 Deep Lilac 
1. Tube tends to get messy around the mouth.
2. Ingredient list and quantity not given.
3. Not moisturizing. Will not suit people with very dry or chapped lips.
4. Have to dip in for more product to cover the lips. Applicator does not pick enough product in one time.
5. The name is quite a mouthful and misleading- there is nothing glossy about the lipstick!
6. Some people might not like the fact that it has a strong fragrance.
Here is how it looks on me.
I’m not supposed to wear anything except sunscreen on my face for 3-4 days (I got a salicylic acid peel done- 1 sitting only) so I’m only wearing Lotus 3-in-1 matte sunscreen here with Maybelline colossal volume mascara.

FACES creme matte lip gloss :03 Deep Lilac FOTD

FACES creme matte lip gloss :03 Deep Lilac FOTD

FACES creme matte lip gloss :03 Deep Lilac FOTD

Overall Verdict : The formula , texture and pigmentation of this lipstick gets full marks. It gives a long wear (5-6 hr) smooth matte finish to the lips which is not too drying. It doesn’t transfer, feather, smudge or bleed once is settles (8-10 min after application). The packaging could have been better (esp the mess around the mouth of the tube) though. The particular shade is a deep lilac shade that is quite versatile- can be worn even without any makeup on face and it gives a nice statement lip sort of look.
Most of the cons listed are not very big issues for me and I really like this lipstick! If you do not severe dry, chapped lips, this is a great decently long wearing lipstick for you. I’d recommend everyone to try out this range of lipstick from Faces.
Rating : 4.5/5
Will I repurchase : Yes. Will check out the other shades also.

Faces creme matte lip gloss '03 Deep Lilac' Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Faces creme matte lip gloss in shade ’03 Deep Lilac’. Faces is a recent discovery of mine and I’ve loving their products so far! The product being reviewed is similar to Bourjois so delicate lip creme lipstick and NYX soft matte lip creme.

Price : Rs 399

Quantity : not specified

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac (lip balm for size comparison)

What the outer carton says about the product :

– made from Flex form complex which immediately defines and smoothens the lip

– it is easy to apply, offers complete coverage and helps keep lips soft and shiny foreve

– dermatologically tested.

My take on the product :

PACKAGING :
It comes in a round bottom plastic tube form. The cap is black plastic and the rest of the body is transparent so its easy to spot the lipstick when kept with others. It has a sponge tip applicator inside which is of good quality. It has a sticker at one end specifying the shade name and number. The packaging is quite sturdy but the tube tends to get messy around its mouth. I’ve used the product only 3-4 times till now the part where the cap screws on to the tube is already messy with the product. The applicator doesn’t pick up a lot of
product at one time. I have to dip it in once more to cover my lips.

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac

TEXTURE , MOISTURIZATION and PIGMENTATION : The texture is that of a smooth cream, its not a runny liquid, it more like thick butter or cream. The consistency is perfect for easy application. The creme formula has a smooth matte finish on the lips. Pigmentation is excellent- it is opaque and gives full coverage in single swipe hiding any pigmentation one may have quite effectively. It is not moisturizing but its not really drying either. It feels quite comfortable on the lips. I have slightly dry lips and I did not feel any stretchy or tight feeling on my lips.  However, it won’t suit chapped lips.

SHADE no. 3 DEEP LILAC : The shade is as the name says, a deep lilac/mauve shades that lightens to a more pinkish shade with time/meals. It is one of those shades that are not too bright but neither too subtle. Worn with just mascara and sunscreen/compact, it gives a nice statement lip that is work/college appropriate too. It might seem too dark in the tube but its not so on the lips.

Faces creme matte lip cream 03 Deep Lilac - swatch

FRAGRANCE : It has strong  very yummy butterscotch kind of smell which vanishes within 2-3 minutes of application. People who like their makeup products unscented might not like it. I personally love it! 😛

STAYING POWER : The staying power is quite good. It stayed on my lips for 5+ hours including 2 meals and lots of fluid intake. The impressive part was that it didn’t transfer onto cup/bottle (see picture) while taking fluids. It takes about 8-10 minutes to settle after which is it becomes non-transferable. I had in fact taken a meal right after applying it and that lightened it a bit but it still stayed on for more than 5 hours, lightening with time but giving an even tint to the lips. Because of the meal, it faded more on the inner side of the  lower lip giving the impression of having used a lip liner (since the product at the outline of lips remained intact).
Overall, I’m very happy with the staying power of this lipstick.
Few min after application :

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac few min after application

After 2 hours(and one meal) :

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac after meal

After 5 hours (and 2 meals : the lower lip had more fading cos of the meals/fluid intake)

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac 5 hours after application

Faces creme matte lip gloss : 03 Deep Lilac - barely transferred on the bottle (See marked area)


The GOOD about  Faces creme matte lip gloss ’03 Deep Lilac’
1. Packaging is sturdy in a transparent tube which allows easy identification of the shade.
2. Applicator is of good quality.
3. Texture is smooth and creamy, glides easily on lips.
4. Pigmentation is good- opaque and full coverage in single swipe
5. Not drying like many other long wear lipsticks. Not moisturizing either.
6. Stays on for 5-6 hours including meals with even fading as time passes.
7. Even when almost faded, gives a nice even tint on the lips.
8. Does not settle into fine lines.
9. Claims to be dermatologically tested.
10. Does not smudge, feather or bleed.
11. Gives a smooth, non-drying matte finish to the lips.
12. Has a nice butterscotch fragrance.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Faces creme matte lip gloss ’03 Deep Lilac 
1. Tube tends to get messy around the mouth.
2. Ingredient list and quantity not given.
3. Not moisturizing. Will not suit people with very dry or chapped lips.
4. Have to dip in for more product to cover the lips. Applicator does not pick enough product in one time.
5. The name is quite a mouthful and misleading- there is nothing glossy about the lipstick!
6. Some people might not like the fact that it has a strong fragrance.
Here is how it looks on me.
I’m not supposed to wear anything except sunscreen on my face for 3-4 days (I got a salicylic acid peel done- 1 sitting only) so I’m only wearing Lotus 3-in-1 matte sunscreen here with Maybelline colossal volume mascara.

FACES creme matte lip gloss :03 Deep Lilac FOTD

FACES creme matte lip gloss :03 Deep Lilac FOTD

FACES creme matte lip gloss :03 Deep Lilac FOTD

Overall Verdict : The formula , texture and pigmentation of this lipstick gets full marks. It gives a long wear (5-6 hr) smooth matte finish to the lips which is not too drying. It doesn’t transfer, feather, smudge or bleed once is settles (8-10 min after application). The packaging could have been better (esp the mess around the mouth of the tube) though. The particular shade is a deep lilac shade that is quite versatile- can be worn even without any makeup on face and it gives a nice statement lip sort of look.
Most of the cons listed are not very big issues for me and I really like this lipstick! If you do not severe dry, chapped lips, this is a great decently long wearing lipstick for you. I’d recommend everyone to try out this range of lipstick from Faces.
Rating : 4.5/5
Will I repurchase : Yes. Will check out the other shades also.

Quick eye makeup Tutorial : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTDs

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a tutorial on a very simple eye makeup that I love wearing. I like to call it ‘Smoldering Summer eyes‘.

The basic idea is to frame the upper and lower lash line + water line with kohl /black smudgy eye pencil and then smudge and set with an eye shadow like brown/gray/blue/green..(you can use whichever shade you want ). The result is smoldering look which can be paired with a subtle lipstick/gloss for everyday wear. I’ve been wearing this look a lot lately and experimenting with different colored eye shadows to smudge the kohl.

Time it takes : 5-7 min. No precision is required since its a soft smudgy look with no precise lines.

What you require :

1. Kohl/kajal/smudgy black eye pencil

I’ve used : FACES kajal

Faces kajal

2. Dark eye shadow shade of your choice ( My personal favorites are blue, gray and brownish purple)

I’ve used  : Coastal Scents 88 original palette– shade as shown (for the first eye) , Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow Navy blue shade (for other eye)

Dark taupe- brown eye shadow from Coastal Scents palette

3. Any brush with slightly stiff bristles to smudge the kohl and apply the eye shadow

I’ve used : An unbranded brush that cost me only Rs 30/-

4. Compact (for applying on the under eye area. Powdering the under eye area prevents the kajal from smudging and bleeding to a large extent)

I’ve used: Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

5. Mascara (optional)

TUTORIAL 

If you wish to apply concealer, apply it before the first step.

Step 1 – Apply thick line with the kohl on the upper lash line and water line.

Step 1 : Apply kajal or black pencil on upper lash and waterline

Step 2- Smudge the line using the brush on upper lash line and lower lash line.

Step 2 : Smudge liner lightly using brush

Step 3– Apply eye shadow of desired shade on top of the smudged liner. This will have the following benefits

i. It will set the kajal/kohl and prevent it from smudging. The powder will absord the oils/moisture that cause smudging.

ii. It will add to the soft look of this makeup.

iii. Colored shadows will make it more interesting. You can experiment with different colors and combinations (I tried with navy blue and added a little maroon/red from the CS palette- resulted in a beautiful plum-purple shade! )

Step 3 : Apply eyeshadow shade of choice over the smudged kohl

Step 4– Add finishing touches. The shade seemed a little dull to me so I picked up some red-maroon shade from the Coastal Scents palette and blended it with the gray-brown and winged it lightly.

Step 4 : Finishing touch - wing it slightly

Pat some powder in the under eye area and finish with mascara. Smoldering Summer eyes are done!

I have done the right using dark blue eyeshadow.

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes

I’m only wearing compact and Nivea fruity shine lip balm in ‘Strawberry’ in the following picture –

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

I’ve used the frosty grey-taupe shade from Colorbar warm palette to smudge the kohl in the following picture –

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

Also worn it in my review of Lakme pure rouge blusher ‘Rose Crush ‘ (I did mention I’ve been wearing it a LOT lately!! ). Used navy blue shade of Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow here.

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

How to make it last longer –

If you have oily lids, this is important for you. The makeup should look smoftly smoked and smoldering but not messy !

1. Prime your lids ( eye primer/ paint pot/ concealer or foundation topped with compact powder)

2. Powder under eye area and tear duct area well. This really helps!

My lids are not very oily but my kajal does run a bit without proper setting with eyeshadow/compact. This makeup however lasted the entire day (8-9 hours) with little fading and a little bit of smudging near the tear duct (I had forgotten to powder that area).

Do you like wearing eye liner sharp or smudged? Did you like the Smoldering summer eyes look? Let me know your comments by replying below.