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My favorite neutral/natural lipsticks: Swatches and FOTDs

Hi everyone!!

When I first started wearing lipsticks, I first had a fixation for pinks followed by a love for reds (read Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ 🙂 ). My current favorites are however neutral/natural shades. I like my nude/neutral lipsticks to have a hint of color otherwise it gives a washed out look to the face. The beauty of such shades as compared to completely nude shades is that they can be worn on their own as well as paired with dramatic eye makeup!

Here is my collection of neutral/natural shade lipsticks-

1. Maybelline color sensational ‘My Mahogany’ (Price- Rs 299)

Nude shade with warm pink undertone.

Maybelline color sensational 'My Mahogany'

Maybelline color sensational 'My Mahogany'

2. Colorbar longwear ‘En Vogue’ (Price- Rs 440)

Cool toned nude pink shade

Colorbar longwear 'En Vogue'

 

Colorbar longwear 'En Vogue'

 

Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Maybelline colorsensational My mahogany, Colorbar longwear En Vogue

3. Lakme Satin enrich #133 (Rs 225)

Warm peachy-brown nude shade with slight pink undertone.

Lakme Satin enrich #133

Lakme Satin enrich #133

4. Colorbar DIVA ‘Dress to Impress’ (Rs 350)

Mid tone pink with a mauve undertone.

Colorbar DIVA 'Dress to Impress'

Colorbar DIVA 'Dress to Impress'

 

Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Lakme enrich satin #133 , Colorbar DIVA Dress to Impress

5. Chambor Silk touch ‘Silk Woods’ (Rs 525)

Brown based nude shade.

Chambor Silk touch 'Silk Woods'

Chambor Silk touch 'Silk Woods' FOTD

6. Lotus herbals pure color ‘Rosewood’ (Rs 225)

Warm brownish-pink shade- gives a very natural look.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Rosewood'

Lotus herbals pure color 'Rosewood'

7. Lakme enrich matte #263 (Rs 225)

Peachy-brown shade a pink undertone.

Lakme enrich matte #263

 

Lakme enrich matte #263 FOTD

Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Chambor silk touch Silk woods , Lotus herbals pure color Rosewood, Lakme enrich matte #263

 

SWATCHES –

Neutral/natural lipsticks- swatches

 

My favorites among these are Lakme enrich #133, Colorbar DIVA ‘Dress to Impress’, Lotus pure color ‘Rosewood’ and Lakme enrich matte #263.

What are your favorite natural/neutral lipsticks? Share your comments by replying below.

Lakme nine to five range new launches: Forever Silk Liner and Kohl Ultimate

Lakmé 9 to 5 Day Forever Silk Eyeliner and Kohl Ultimate

For bright and sparkly eyes all day

June 2011: You can’t rely on the weather or the traffic, but what you can rely on is the eye make-up range from Lakmé nine to five which promises to keep you looking fresh through the day! Nine to Five adds to its range Forever Silk Eyeliner and Kohl Ultimate. The smudge-proof, water-resistant formula ensures a long-lasting finish.

Forever Silk Eyeliner comes in scintillating metallic shades and the soft formula glides on effortlessly. One neat stroke and you are set for the day!

The Kohl Ultimate is a kohl, smudger and sharpener all in one stick. You can create the smoky look with ease by using the smudge tip to smudge the kohl line outwards!

Forever Silk Eye liner –

v  Soft creamy texture

v  Smudge-proof and water-resistant

v  Ensures 8  hours of great looking eyes

v  Rich in Vitamin E

v  Dermatologist approved

v  Available in 7 shades

v  Priced at Rs.395/-

v  Available at all leading lifestyle stores

FOREVER SILK EYELINER-Blue Cosmos

Kohl Ultimate

3-in-1 smooth kohl stick with smudger and sharpener

v  Moisturizing ceramides will smooth and soften the eye skin

v  Smudge-proof and water-resistant

v  Ensures 8 hours of great looking eyes

v  Dermatologist approved

v  Priced at Rs.650/-

v  Available at all leading lifestyle stores

lakme nine to five Kohl Ultimate

 

I’m keen to try the eye liners but not sure about the kohl ultime (read Rs 650!!!). Which one are you going to try out? Share your comments by replying below.

Note: Above information was sent by PR. 

 

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and Bronze look

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a Blue and bronze look inspired by Aishwarya Rai’s Cannes 2011 makeup that she wore with the blue and white Armani Prive outfit.

Aishwarya Rai blue and gold makeup at Canned 2011

I loved the blue used by the L’oreal artists on her lids but did not like the pairing with gold on the lower lash line. In my version of this makeup, I skipped the gold for a subtler coppery/bronze shade on the lower lash line.

Warm colors when paired with blues and green bring out their color because of the contrast and this is what I’ve done here. The blue shade used is a iridescent midnight blue shade (Read review HERE)  and it quite bright , so I’ve kept the lip and cheek makeup understated with a nude warm lippy and bronzed cheeks for a balanced look.

 

Aishwarya Rai Cannes inspired Blue and Bronze makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup

 

The eye makeup is very simple and the most important product you need is a vibrant blue eyeshadow.

Products used :

EYES :

1. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 ‘Blue Nuit irise’

2. Coastal scents 88 palette (marked shade)

3. VOV pigment (copper/bronze shade)

4. Lotus Herbals kajal

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. MAC Blending brush 222

 

products used for blue and bronze eye makeup

 

Steps:

1. Apply the blue shade all over lid. (Use primer first, I haven’t used one since I was testing the eyeshadow).

2. Blend the shade in the crease using marked shade from Coastal Scents palette and use it right upto the browbone.

3. Apply kohl on waterline.

4. Apply bronzer/coppery shade on lower lash line.

5. Finish off with mascara.

 

FACE :

1. Lotus Herbals Naturablend swift makeup ‘Creamy Peach’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Apricot flush’

4. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

Face products for Blue and bronze makeup look

 

LIPS :

1. Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection.

2. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper copper’

Lip products: Lakme enrich lipstick #133 , MAC Cream color base 'Improper copper'

 

Finished look :

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and bronze makeup look

 

Does it look better with bronze or with Aishwarya’s gold? Let me know your comments by replying below.

 

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.

Lakme Pure Rouge Blusher ‘Rose Crush’ : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing one of the favorite blushes – LAKME Pure rouge blusher in the shade ‘Rose Crush‘ . It is a matte earthy pink powder blush which gives an earthy rosy glow  and looks very flattering for Indian skin tones.

Price : Rs 395

Quantity : 6 g

Packaging : It has a rectangular maroon(signature Lakme!) sleek casing with a transparent cover and brush provided inside. This casing comes housed in a maroon cardboard casing open at two opposite ends so the inside casing can be slid out easily. The packaging is quite sturdy and the transparent cover snaps shut snugly. The brush provided is of good quality, the bristles are quite soft and does the job of application quite well. I don’t require another blush brush when using this blush. The only con of the packaging is the absence of a mirror for touch ups.

Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush

Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush

Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush

Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush

Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush

Texture and Pigmentation : The texture is quite silky and soft. The finish is exactly as described -‘silky matte’ finish. The blush applies easily and blending is not a problem.  The pigmentation of this blush is amazing- I just need to lightly touch the tip of the brush on the surface and that quantity is sufficient for one cheek. It is definitely going to last me a long time!

Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush (swatch-unblended)

Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush(swatch- blended)

Lasting Power: I have worn this blush for 5-6 hours and the color intensity faded very slightly post the 3 hour period. I haven’t worn it for longer than 6 hours but I find the lasting powder and finish much better than Colorbar blushes.

It sits very well on my normal/oily skin, did not break me out and does not change appearance/shade as time passes (Some blushes tend to get darker due to body/heat or oil secretion from skin as time passes)

Shade: This particular shade ‘Rose crush’ is a matte brownish shade with a rosy pink undertone. It looks very flattering on medium-dusky skin tones and might look a little dark on light skin tones. It is the kind of shade that goes with any outfit and any eye/ lip makeup. Whenever I’m in doubt as to which blush to pick, I reach out for this one. It is neither too cool-toned not too warm-toned.

This is how it looks on me. I’ve used the blush with a heavy hand so that it shows up well is pictures.

Lakme pure rouge blusher 'Rose crush' FOTD (with flash)

Lakme pure rouge blusher 'Rose crush' FOTD (with flash)

Lakme pure rouge blusher 'Rose crush' FOTD (with flash)

The GOOD about Lakme Pure rouge blusher ‘Rose Crush’ –

1. Sturdy packaging with transparent casing- easy to locate the blush.

2. Excellent quality brush provided.

3. Highly pigmented and silky soft texture, glides easily on skin and blends easily.

4. Stays for 5-6 hours with slight fading.

5. Did not break me out or darken on the face with time.

6. Good quantity and quality for the price.

7. Very flattering shade that goes with any eye/lip makeup and any outfit.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Pure rouge blusher ‘Rose Crush’ –

1. No mirror provided with the blush for touch-ups.

2. Packaging not-so-attractive.

Final Verdict : It is a highly pigmented powder blush with a silky matte finish and 5-6 hours lasting power. The packaging is sturdy with an excellent brush but no mirror for touch ups. The shade ‘Rose crush’ is an earthy rosy pink shade which looks very flattering on medium/dusky skin tones and goes easily with any eye/lip makeup and outfit. One of my favorite blushes as far as shade and quality goes. The packaging could have been more attractive.

Will I repurchase ? I won’t need to. I’d pick up more shades from this range but only the matte finish ones.

Rating : 4.5 /5 (-0.5 for no mirror in packaging)

Lakme pure rouge blusher 'Rose crush' FOTD (with flash)

Breakdown of look :

EYES :

1. MAC Smolder

2. Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow in navy blue shade

3. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

4. Random stiff brush

FACE :

1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40

2. Chambor Silver Shadow compact

3. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

4. Lakme pure rouge blusher ‘Rose crush’

LIPS :

Colobar lip liner ‘Nude Pink’ topped with NYX sheer gloss ‘HOT’.

Have you tried Lakme pure rouge blusher? Which is your favorite blush? Let me know your comments by replying below.