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Showing posts with label Lipgloss. Show all posts


MAC The Simpsons Collection Photos & Swatches

I'll admit, I'm not much of a Simpsons fan. I found them cute and all, but I never really watched the series. Then I met someone who's hooked to the show - my Mr.CZ. Boy, is he obsessed! Yes, all the DVDs & figurines in the photos are his. I remember he'd start laughing, and tell me about something funny Homer did/said ("Mmm....bacon.")
Even though I would never skip this collection, I'd say he wanted me have it more than I did. So, in a way, they're for him. Which is weird to say because we are not talking to each other right now.... haha! ;p

Anyways, I'll dedicate this post to him.....and all you other Simpsons fans! Hope you'll like the fun pictures, I really enjoyed clicking them. Cartoon makeup collections are so FUN!  =D
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, M·A·C honours the one, the only, THE SIMPSONS. We are celebrating the country’s favourite animated family and its beloved matriarch Marge with a vibrant colour collection that screams That Trillion Dollar Look. Our classic formulas and finishes you love are to blue dye for with an animated twist. All in limited-edition packaging that can only be described in one word: Eeeeexcellent. ~ MAC.


Inside The Maybelline Insta Glam Box Wedding Edition Red....

I wish there'd be a new RULE for all beauty stores & brands: If a customer buys more than 5 products at once, they should be packed in a special box - like a present. How fun that would be?! The thrill of buying, and then the thrill of 'unboxing' when you get home. Coz everything looks better in a box - even a plain bar of soap! So, you can imagine my excitement when I was opening this orange box.

Maybelline launched 3 types of these wedding boxes ~ Pink, Coral, & Red, all housing 7 products. I will be showing you the contents of the Red one:


Purple Glitter Eye Makeup Tutorial

Pink Glitter 'Vs' Purple Glitter = Purple got the most votes (here). So here is the tutorial....finally!

I apologize for the delay. This is the 2nd time I did this pictorial - because I didn't like the first one too much & also, I kept searching for my Inglot Duraline to use with the glitter, hoping I'd find it, only to realize I'd sold it off in a Blog Sale! So I had to go old school, so as not to delay it any further.

STEP 1: After priming lids with an eyeshadow primer, apply purple eyeshadow on lids up to your crease line.

STEP 2: Also apply purple e/s on outer half of lower lash line.

STEP 3: Take some pink e/s on a blending brush, and sweep it along the edges of the purple e/s in a window wiper motion. Run the brush along the purple line on lower lash line as well. Blending tutorial here.

STEP 4: With a pointy pencil brush, apply a brown e/s on the outer V of upper lid.

STEP 5: Shade inside the V. Take more brown e/s to intensify the color.

STEP 6: With the same pencil brush, take a lilttle bit of matte black e/s, and make a V along the inner edges of the previous brown e/s. Just a little to define the crease line a little bit more (especially if you don't have a deep crease line), coz we don't black to overpower the other colors.

STEP 7: It should look something like that.


Maybelline Lip Polish | LOTD

There are simple rules with some things I put in/on my mouth:
Cheese shouldn't smell too cheesy (or worse, like butter!)

 Egg shouldn't smell too eggy (I currently eat only Keggs. The others, I feel, smell like a farm....or feathers!)

Prawns shouldn't smell like seafood. 

Milk shouldn't smell like a cow (....and sometimes like a medicated cow!)

Lip Gloss shouldn't feel too glossy......

Maybelline Lip Polish: The shade I have is Glam 9, a rosy pink, that you know is my weakness when it comes to lippies. The color is very similar to YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick Pink In Paris. The texture is thick and creamy, which makes the gloss quite opaque. What's great about it is, it's as if it irons itself, because it looks more smooth and polished after it's sat on your lips for 5-10 mins.
Lasting Power: Man, is it super long-lasting! One February day, I'd worn it for hours, then I took a nap & when I woke up, it still looked the same!
Scented/Sticky? Unscented. It is non-sticky, and feels like a lip balm.
Packaging: Very cute! The tube is the same size as a lipstick, and the inner tube (or whatever) is shaped like a lipstick!
Features via Maybelline:
• Has pure, saturated color pigments that provide deep intense color
• Acts as a moisturizing liquid conditioning balm
• Gives a soft cushiony feel to the lips
• Features a built-in glossy top-coat that makes lips look fuller
• Comes with a specially designed leaf-shaped applicator for quick, precise application.


Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist Pink Pout Photos, Swatches

Let me tell you a bad kiss story of a girl I know very well:
This girl went to meet a boy one evening. A boy she'd been friends with for a while, and then began chatting on the phone with. You know, typical romance story. When she came to see me afterwards that same evening, she was wearing a shiny pink lip gloss that was just a little bit lighter than this one. The center of her upper lip was swollen, and the lip gloss doubled it's swell. She must have thought the gloss would cover up the sting from her rendezvous. I said nothing, and just stared pointedly at the elephant's bottom on her upper lip, while she talked nervously. She knew that I knew.
When she couldn't take the awkwardness anymore, she blurted out: "The idiot bit me.", and then we had a good laugh.
Moral Of The Story: Never pick a shiny lip gloss to cover up a bad kiss, ladies! =D
About Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist:
Now get super luscious lips with this revolutionary gloss that incorporates unique light reflecting powders and shiny polymers for a high shine & coverage lacquered finish.
Available in 6 shades.
The applicator is a rectangular-shaped fuzzy thing that collects a good amount of gloss with one dip


14 New Beauty Products On My Nightstand ~ From India & UK

For the last couple of weeks, I've been seriously craving GLITTER. I wanted some glitter eye shadows, badly. I have some, but they're all in our old apartment far away (and they are not very interesting.) I was so excited when I found some yesterday in Lifestyle. If you are not at all interested in glitter jhatakness, worry not, there are more things you can look at, coz it is sort of a Collective Haul post.
Faces Stackable Sparkle Glitter ~ Look! Aren't they super cute stacked up like that?! Colors: Silver, Gold, White, Blue, Pink, Purple. I know exactly what I'm sprinkling on my eyes first. Price: Rs.499
Faces Sparkle Dust in Light Pink ~  I noticed this before the glitters. These also come stacked, but I just a single for now. Price: Rs.200-something.
L'Oreal Stain Splash in Lolita (Nude) & Marilyn (Fuchsia) ~ Quite disappointed with these, coz they don't have as much color payoff as the first shade I'd tried, Princess (swatched here)
Lakmé Gloss Stylist in Pink Pout ~ Thought I should give one of these a try, since I have not got new Lakmé products in a long time. Will swatch it and let you know if it's worth the Rs.700 price tag.


Holiday Party LOTD & Accessories

My favorite season & month is here! I just can't believe another year is coming to an end. I clicked these pics mainly to show off my new quirky hairband and then one thing led to thing I knew, I was naming my blog post "Holiday Party LOTD" when I didn't really go to any party....haha!
*These pics were taken on a very cloudy day. So the pics turned out very dark & noisy. Here in Scotland, one minute it's bright and sunny, and I think "Ooh, let's take pictures!" Then when I'm done gathering the things or myself, it's suddenly gloomy, sometimes when it's only 3 in the afternoon!


L’Oreal Paris Lippies ~ Glam Shine Balmy Gloss | Glam Shine Stain Splash | Rouge Caresse

How often do you see L'Oreal lipsticks on my blog? Rarely. Apart from hair colors (more than 50 of them, I think), I don't often seek L'Oreal makeup. The biggest reason for that is because L'Oreal a little bit more pricey compared to other drugstore brands, especially here in the UK. A gel liner costs almost a 1000 rupees! So the other day I went to Superdrug specially to get a Glam Shine Balmy Gloss, but as always, I was 'forced' to get 3 products to make use of the 3 for 2 offer (meaning: I get 3, but pay for only 2).
Thanks to the offer, I found a new favorite lippie that I wouldn't have willingly bought otherwise. I saved it for last.....
L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss Die For Guava ~ I picked this one from 6 shades (see all shades here). Die For Guava is a lilac pink. The texture is buttery, and this shade needs to be layered a few times to look somewhat opaque. For now, I'd say it's most similar to Bourjois Color Boost. It is fragrance-free. Price: £6.99  | Rs.694. They cost Rs.400 in India. In the case of 3 for 2, I got this one for free, coz it's the cheapest.


HAUL From India ~ Lakmé, Maybelline, Avon, Pond's + Online Shopping Experience

Only yesterday I told you a package was on its way to me, and today I got it! Woohoo! All thanks to my sis & bro in-law who sent it very quickly. What I did was order them online, and get them shipped to my in-laws' place in New Delhi, and they they mail them to me. It's a 2-3 week process, but it's the only way I get to have the best of both worlds.


The Shopping List ~ TheBalm, Topshop, Accessorize, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Etc.

I did some window shopping recently,so some of of these pics I clicked in stores. These are just some of the things on my Shopping List aka Wishlist.....

TheBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush ~ I want ALL OF THEM! But I'll probably only get Argyle, Lace & Houndstooth.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss ~ New packaging, new shades. I like the 3rd one, Super Natural, which is my kind of nude shade
Accessorize Eyeshadow Palette ~ These palettes are so pretty! This 'Exposed' palette has all brown & neutral shades.
Topshop Makeup Brushes ~ Hot Pink! I really really want the 2nd flat angled foundation brush. Then the 3rd & 5th.
Topshop Lip Bullet ~ These are such a nice change from lip crayons. I like one shade called 'Covet'- extreme left.
Olay Glow Perfectors BB Cream Moisturising Cream +Plus Touch Of Foundation by Max Factor ~ I'm not sure I want this, but I thought I'd just put up the pic in case you're interested.
Michael Kors Rose Gold Watches ~ The one I had my eye on for ages isn't here, but I like a couple out of these.

Tokidoki Pittura Brush Set ~ These were launched long back, so i don't know if they're still available. WANT! Oh, there's more....
Tokidoki Pittura Brush Set 24 Karat Edition ~ Those are bracelets!
Vera Wang Lovestruck EDP ~  The fragrance was inspired by a modern day version of the story of Romeo and Juliet, and the bottle decorated with a tulle bow and deep berry flowers. I'm lovestruck! I want it NOW.

What are you drooling over these days?

P.S. I got sick, so posting will be random like this for a few days. But ya, I'll find a way to shop, and come back with a haul ;)


NEW! Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss In Colors That POP!

Maybelline’s Color Sensational High Shine Gloss is the perfect product to add a pop of shine and color to your lips this summer. With its wax free formula, the product gives you a crystal clear base that provides the purest colour and an untouched shine that is never hazy or muddy. The lip gloss is comfortable on the lips and contours them beautifully without any difficulty. If you’re not at ease wearing a gloss because they are sticky, the sassy Shine in Maybelline’s Color Sensational High Shine Gloss will give you many reasons to wear one. 

•       More Vibrant Color from pure liquid pigments
•       Cleaner Shine from Maybelline’s 100% wax-free gloss
•       Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar
•       Go gutsy with 8 arresting shades
•       Easily contours around lips

Available in 8 popping colors.
Price ~ Rs.350.

I must have these! Especially since my holy grail lip gloss is Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Touch Of Toffee- shown here


Makeup For Shoe & Bow Addicts


Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Bronzer

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

Physicians Formula's new products all look very tempting. Fabulous designs & packaging! This is surely one drugstore brand to look out for.

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


SHOPPED! Revlon (FREE Sequins Nail Polish Alert)

I went into Boots to get a hair dryer. Typical me went straight to the makeup counters first. I decided to pick up some Maybelline products because of the 3 for 2 offer.
I couldn't decide on the last product, so I strolled over to the Revlon counter. There I saw the Sequins Nail Polish displayed proudly. I want it! I want it! Then I saw FREE not for resale, and you get it ONLY if you buy 3 Revlon products. I'd already picked Maybelline products, and we had to get home!
Mr.CZ: "So are you going to start all over again?"
Me: "Nah, it's okay. I'll come pick it up another time." 
In the queue to the cash counter:

Mr.CZ: "Are you happy with the stuff you got?"
Me: "Not so much. I think I'd be happier with the Revlon products. Sequins!"
Mr.CZ: "Come on then. Go get the Revlon products only."
Haha.... I think he knows me better now. Remember the Accessorize Bow Necklace episode? Btw, I just picked these products in a hurry, but they're all nice.... 


MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Collection To Launch In India

M.A.C Presents Cremesheen & Pearl 

A shimmering twist on an instant classic. Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass get infused with crushed pearl in 15 new Asian-inspired shades. Modern pinks, nudes and corals pop and glow against all skin tones with a light-reflecting finish that leaves lips luminously and decidedly lacquered. With foolproof coverage, gleaming shine and creamy gloss, this smooth and seductive update to Cremesheen is Double Happiness for your lips.

C R E M E S H E E N  L I P S T I C K
  • Japanese Maple  Frosted light beige
  • Pure Zen  Frosted warm nude
  • Peach Blossom  Frosted cool nude
  • Shanghai Spice  Frosted neutral pink
  • Sunny Seoul  Frosted light warm pink
  • Pink Pearl Pop  Frosted mid-tone pink
  • Coral Bliss  Frosted light coral
  • Saigon Summer  Frosted bright orange

Japanese Maple


Last Minute Diwali Makeup Shopping Guide

Need a guide for your last minute Diwali makeup Shopping? Here, I've selected some products that you might like. All my favorites, all affordable, all available in India.

  • Foundation: Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - For almost flawless looking skin.
  • Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer. To brighten up your under eye areas, and somewhat conceal any blemishes.
  • Powder: The Body Shop Loose Powder. A more affordable option is Maybelline Dream Matte Powder]


The Body Shop Lily Cole Collection [Cruelty Free] Review, Swatches, Look

If you want pink & cute.... If you adore cutesy Korean/Etude House make-up products.... if you believe in Cruelty-Free make-up products.....take a look at The Body Shop Lily Cole Collection! All products are Limited Edition, so if you fancy anything, go get them before they are going.... gone!


Bourjois New Launches ~ Colorissimo Lip Palettes, Effet 3D Max 8H Long Lasting Gloss, Beauty Full Volume Mascara, Etc

Remember the Bourjois Colorissimo Lip Palettes I talked about in January? Oh my G, January?!  Well, they are finally here in India..... and they brought some friends!
  • Bourjois Colorissimo Lip Palettes ~ These have the same packaging as the Effect Smoky Eyes Trio Eyeshadows, and is accompanied with the same applicator too. I feel Bourjois could have made the colors better, coz 2 or 3 palettes look very similar to each other.


Benefit Dandelion Wishes ~ FREE Gift From Sephora

The Urban Decay NAKED Palette for one of you lovely readers reached my home from Sephora & this came FREE with it! A mini Benefit Dandelion Powder (I have reviewed it here) & mini Dandelion Lip Gloss. So cute! Sephora offers other products too here
Benefit just launched lip glosses to match all their boxed powders. I'm not tempted to get any of them, coz I rarely use lip glosses, but when I get one cutie for free, wheeee.....!


Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review & Swatches

3 months later, we have a review & swatches! For those who don't know, this palette is a sequel of the iconic Urban Decay Naked Palette. Will it overshadow it's predecessor? Read on to find out.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette comes in a sturdy well-made tin box with a wide big mirror inside, and 12 eyeshadows are accompanied with a dual-ended Good Karma brush & a mini Lip Junkie Lipgloss.