Showing posts with label Maybelline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maybelline. Show all posts

5/24/19

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink ~ POET, DREAMER, PHILOSOPHER, ROMANTIC


They're beautiful, but they are my least favorite liquid lipsticks, till date.

I was drawn to the shade range, but the formula is not one I want in a liquid lipstick - or any lipstick, for that matter.

They are too sticky, and feel sticky forever! Literally, like 50% dry paint. I dread sticking my top & bottom lips together when I'm wearing these, so I end up pouting like a fish.

BUT, they do last forever too. They are truly waterproof & are the hardest to wipe off - even at the end of the day. You'll need more than a tissue.
(Kudos to the ladies who do video swatches of these!)

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Swatches: Poet, Dreamer, Philosopher, Romantic


Poet & Dreamer are my favorites.

Philosopher makes me look like a corpse. 
(I got it when I was lilac-obsessed.)

Romantic is one of the most intense fuchsia pinks.

12/3/18

Started From Molten Rose Gold Highlighter, Now We're HAUL....



Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder Light/Medium ~ Used it only once & I like it. But I think  I should have gotten the lighter shade. I might & then mix them.
Price: Rs.695

Maybelline Master Chrome Molten Rose Gold ~ Love it!
Price: Rs.550

Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner 105 Nude Whisper ~ For the price, I'm digging it! Definitely getting more shades.
Price: Rs.350

Revlon Summer Florals Nail Enamel 564 Zinnia (Yellow)
Revlon Summer Florals Nail Enamel 567 Morning Glory (Blue)
Revlon Summer Florals Nail Enamel 505 Enchanted  ~ FREE with the 2
Price: Rs.225, each.

Forever New Sutton Diamante & Filigree 3 Piece Rose Gold Necklace Set.
Price: Rs.1400  Rs.840 on Black Friday SALE. 
So, Rs.280 each isn't bad, no? =D



 ♥ 


Trying this thing where I write short & quick caption-like posts just like on my Instagram, before I have to do something else... and then nothing! - for everyone asking me to blog regularly here again.


HAPPY DECEMBER, everyone! =)





3/23/18

Maybelline Gigi Hadid Collection Haul


I got these last month.
I wanted to post pics of this entire collection, including the palettes, but the New U store I went to had just these that I picked up. Looking at the the lack of color in these pics now
Let's see if I can find the rest at Lifestyle.


11/12/17

NEW! Maybelline Master Flush Creator


I was a bit skeptical about these when I bought them without sampling first, as there were no testers. They hadn't even hit the shelves yet, I saw a box of newly-launched Maybelline products on the floor at New U.... and I sat on my ankles....and then nobody could stop me!!!

Do they look familiar?

MAC Blush Ombre!

About Maybelline Master Flush Creator

A two-tone blush for a gradation flushed look. Pick up color in one swipe, fit brush to cheek curve and apply gradation color in one stroke.


There are 4 shades, and I picked up 2:

Next To Nude ~ My favorite! It's like having my most favorite MAC Cream Soda (Archies Girl Collection) & Benefit Coralista in one pan.

Tickled Pink ~ This pink is like a combination of MAC Pink SwoonNARS Angelika.

MAC Blush Ombre Ripe Peach (a cult favorite) & Kindergarten Red 

Gosh! I am seeing how similar they look only now at this moment! I wanted to compare the textures and feel of the powders, but I don't know where these are atm. You can have a look at them  with the MAC Toledo Collection HERE

9/16/17

NEW! Maybelline Color Jolt, L'Oreal Lip/Blush Paints, ETC


"Aaahhh!!!"

"How many shades? How much?"

"No, no. No lacquer. No glossy. ONLY MATTE!"

"You have a chair? I have to sit down."

"Please give me cotton."
 (there's no space left on my hands to swatch.)

"Ooh, what's this?! Is it new? Why didn't you show it to me?"

"Oh Lord, have mercy!"

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That's me at Lifestyle... or any makeup store for that matter! ;p


I swear the word "Matte" makes me go.... MAD!

Combine that with "Paint", and I'll end up looking stunned at the 
cash counter when the guy says the total amount. 

8/26/17

Makeup Haul: Smashbox, Lakmé, Maybelline


You know that feeling when you buy a new shampoo & matching conditioner, and you just can't wait to try them out? You even oil your hair prior to washing, in the hope that the possible hair transformation will be.....mind-blowing! You start out with the shampoo...it doesn't lather....you think: 'Oh, it's because of the oil.', so you squeeze out some more shampoo....and work it into your hair - more vigorously this time....still doesn't lather.... then you instinctively look at the bottle... it's conditioner! You'd mistakenly bought 2 conditioners! 
Yes, people. Thankfully, the other conditioner is a 75 ml one. I thought I bought a big shampoo and a small conditioner. Okay, enough about that. I'm over it. Or I'm just distracted with other things......

5/5/17

Beauty HAUL | MAY


Hi, Everyone! =)

May is here, and so is I.

 I know, you all must be thinking wth, but I've been quite active on Instagram & Facebook. However, I am working on being more active here as well, because I do miss talking to you guys, and there are stuff I wanna talk about. You know, like what I really want for my birthday and stuff like that ;)

So, let's kick off my birthday month with a haul *claps* 
Honestly, I haven't been buying much beauty products for months, so this collective haul was like a treat, especially when an Emoji is involved :)

Innisfree:

No Sebum Mineral Powder (Rs.570): Innisfree x Emoji Collection. A transparent powder oil control powder, which you can use on your oily scalp as well I was told.


6/22/16

Hong Kong Beauty HAUL


Sasa
Watson's
Colourmix
Bonjour
Etude House
Facesss

Those are name I shan't forget.
Because they had everything I wanted to get.
Nanaladida....then show off on the net.

.............

Let's start with ze CUTE.....

Tony Moly

- Panda's Dream Clear Pact ~ Compact powder in shade 02
- Panda's Dream Contour Stick 02 
- Panda's Dream Contour Stick 03 ~ This is a perfect shading stick for my skin tone. Love it!
- (FREE with purchase) Panda's Dream Special Kit containing: (1)The Chock Chok Green Tea Watery Cream, and (2) Panda's Dream White Magic Cream.

*I gotta hide these from the baby real good, coz he crazy about Pandas!*

5/4/16

The Power Of Mascara....


What's the one thing I'd change about my face?
Eyelashes. 
Everyday I wish I'd wake up one morning with the lashes of my dreams - thick, dark,doll-like. 
But I wake up with pronounced puffy, honey-colored eyes that look jaundice-like without an umbrella of prominent lashes.  
That 13 Going On 30 (movie) wishing dust - I WANT!


Describe my eyelashes in 20 words or less?
They're so thin & nondescript, it's like the split ends from my hair fell down on my lash line. 


How many mascaras am I currently using/trying?
6. I feel I can now stop looking for THE ONE. I feel I can now stick to 1. But I don't know which one.


Mascaras I keep going back to?
1. Maybelline Volum Express the Colossal Mascara ~ It adds length and thickness, but still separates the lashes.
2. Maybelline The Falsies Mascara ~ The first time I tried it, I didn't like it so much. But after a few weeks to a month, when the formula becomes drier and thicker, I was hooked! 
3. Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curved Brush Mascara~ See a post on it here. I'd buy it again, but it's not available here.


How much time do I spend applying my mascara everyday?
3/4th of my total makeup application time. Apply, wiggle....wiggle...wiggle....comb through clumps. Repeat. 4 time. 


Any special techniques?
Of course! I stand in the bathroom and make the Scream (movie) mask face . Bathroom - because there are no fans & air conditioners in there. Air dries up the mascara too fast & ruins the layering process. Scream mask face - to keep the tops of my cheek bones away from the wet wand.


What's the craziest thing I'd do for thicker, longer lashes?
I'd steal them from my own son, who has my dream long, wispy lashes. Itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water....SWAP! I love him so, sooo....much!


Have I considered that surgery where they stitch individual hairs to the eyeli....?
HELL, NO!!! Please. *Shivers*


Have I considered eyelash extensions?
Now that I've been thinking about for quite some time. I'm finally doing it this year. Soon! I can't use mascaras anymore after that, not on extensions.

Meanwhile.... 

4/28/16

Makeup Haul ~ New Launches + Drawer Organizers


I always get weird looks from the counter people at Lifestyle when I'm buying makeup. I don't know why. Maybe I appear too eager, maybe I walk from counter to counter a bit too crazily - sometimes back & forth to "compare", maybe I look too flustered, maybe I take too long to decide which shade I want, maybe I move to another counter while they are bent over those bottom cabinets looking for a product I asked for (they come back up & hey, where'd she go?!) maybe I ask "New launch? New Launch?" like a vendor in a train - "Bhel puri? Bhel puri?" 

Okay, okay, I'll control myself next time. Before I set foot in the beauty floor, I'll coach myself first:
 "Be cool. Breathe. Neutral facial expression. Walk graciously. Duchess Of Cambridge....."


First counter - Maybelline!

The Magnum Barbie Mascara ~ This is similar to The Falsies Mascar, but with a slightly more slender brush & the formula is more packed with fibres. First Impression: Could clump & smudge easily, but if you can handle that like a meticulous woman, false lash kind of volume & length!
Price: Rs.399

Color Sensational 3D Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Quartz Pink ~ A little palette of 5 eyeshadows, in which there is a top coat shimmer eyeshadow. Available in 4 shades. 
Price: Rs.575

Color Show Big Apple Reds Nail Paints ~ A collection of 4 red shades. I picked up R2 Big Apple Red. 
Price: Rs.145

Fit Me Concealer in #20 Sand ~ This is a repurchase. I'd got the first one in the same shade from UK, and they are both the same.
Price: Rs.500

Color Show 3D Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Quartz Pink

2/5/16

Best Beauty Products | Current


Hello, all! Hope you're having a good week. I've been busy apartment-hunting for a while, and we finalized on one today. So relieved, and you know what I learned? I mean I've always known it, but now I know without a shadow of a doubt! 

When people say: "It's not about the money."

Translation: "It is about the money. Maybe we don't know it yet.
It's a-lll-w-a-y-s about the money. Wake up, silly woman! Stop wondering how MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick would look on you!"

Okay. So I've been using some amazing products for the past month, so wanted to share with y'all: 

L'Oreal Extraordinary Skin Boosting Oil: Favoritest, this! Best not-so-pricey premium facial oil in the Indian market right now, which also smells the best. By that, I mean it doesn't have a strong scent. Clarins Facial Oil & The Body Shop Oils Of Life have a similar strong scent, and they are super duper pricey. Hi, The Body Shop, Rs.3095? Really?
Formulated with 3 Oils:
Desert nut oil : Deeply nourishes
Geranium essential oil : Replumps skin layer by layer
Rosa canina fruit oil : Illuminates the skin 
 Will do a detailed post on this.
Price: Rs.1550  from Lifestyle


Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream : OH-EM-GEE! I'm so mad at myself for not trying this sooner. The back of my right hand was damaged until this came along. I will post before & after pictures in a separate post.
Price: Rs.300 from local supermarket


Dove Moisture Go Fresh Beauty Cream Bar with Green Tea & Cucumber Scent ~ Hello, simple soap! I started using this only because I ran out of face wash, and was surprised by how gentle and non-drying it is. Recently, I was doing research (ya, let's call it that) on anti-ageing facial cleansers, and I stumbled on an article on Oprah, where they said that expensive anti-ageing face washes are a waste of money, because they don't stay on your skin long enough to do anything. Don't you think that makes total sense? I think this is where I'll be saving my monies ;D
Price: Rs.46 from local supermarket


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm ~  It's a pinky beige that's become one of my favorite nude lippies. Swatches to come.
Price: Rs.710 from Sephora


Maybelline Lip Gradation in Coral1 ~ This color! So bright, so pigmented! The finish is creamy to matte, so dry chapped lips will need extra work before application. Will wear this in a look sometime.
Price: Rs.500 from Lifestyle


Ardell Luckies False Lashes ~ Looking for falsies that aren't too long, that look like mascara-ed lashes? These are them.
Price: Rs.375 from Jabong


Any special products you'd like to share with the rest of us?


Enjoy your Friday!


See you again soon :*




1/19/16

New Year Haul & Life Update


Hi, Everyone! Happy happy New Year to each and everyone of you! Hugs & kisses xx <3 p="">
So late, I know, but I was rarely home these last few weeks. My brother and his family were staying over, and we were always out and about.

 I am so very happy 2015 is gone, because it was the worst year of my life. I went through some things that weren't good for me, and I had somehow lost myself. Okay, enough of that. Closed book.
This year feels different already. Another chance to start over, and live the life I want to live.
But it started off with a weird, life-threatening, surreal incident.....

9/10/15

HoT NeW THiNG: Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper

HoT NeW THiNG

New Product Releases & Previews

Every Thursday

 (For your weekend shopping list ;))


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Today's HNT is Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper - a 2-in-1 brow product that screams "Buy Me! Buy Me!"

One : Because there aren't a lot of options when it comes to brow products in India. 
Two: Because it's so inexpensive!

It's available in 2 shades - Brown & Grey

I got Brown for myself.....

 It has a pencil on one end & a powder on the other end

9/8/15

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks ~ Photos, Swatches


They are matte, but not dry matte.

Meet the NEW Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lipsticks

I picked up 4 shades:

Rock The Coral M103 I.Am.So.In.Love.With.This.Shade. See it on my lips below.

Flaming Fuchsia M104 ~ Hot pink.

Firecracker Red M202 ~  Orangey red. Not as bright as MAC Lady Danger

Red Carpet M204 ~ No, it's not a dupe for MAC Ruby Woo. That was my first thought too =D

7/28/15

Maybelline THE NUDES Palette Photos & Swatches


And 1 year later, it is here in India!

The much-awaited Maybelline THE NUDES Eyeshadow Palette.

12 neutral eyeshadows in one palette! There's a balanced mix of matte & shimmery eyeshadows, and of course you get the ever-faithful dual-ended sponge tip applicator.

The 5.5/3.5" (approx) packaging is light & travel-friendly.

If you're confused how and what to use, there's a useful guide at the back.

7/22/15

Makeup To Lean On


Do you recall, not long ago
We would walk on the sidewalk
Innocent, remember?
All we did was care for each other

But the night was warm
We were bold and young
All around the wind blows
We would only hold on to let go

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need some(one) makeup to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is some(body) makeup to lean on.

*****

This blog post has been inspired by a song I'm obsessed with all week....

Lean On - by Major Lazer & DJ Snake.

Tell me you've heard it!

So are there certain makeup products you are almost emotionally attached to? Makeup you instinctively reach for, doesn't matter if you have other new (better even) makeup that are sitting right there. Makeup you can't imagine being without. Yes, you keep them all in one separate area/tray (they are the popular & envied kids on your vanity). Okay, it's time to say the dramatic words - Makeup You Lean On.

Here are mine & yes, they were also in my travel makeup bag.....


Face:
I use L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder in shade 320 Natural Beige when I want a matte finish. On days when I want a more dewy finish, I use Etude House Snow White Precious Mineral BB Cream in shade W13 (This version is from the Princess Happy Ending Collection)
For a heavier coverage I use both - BB Cream & then the foundation.

To conceal spots under eyes, I use the Revlon Colorstay Concealer in  shade 03 Light Medium

To set everything in place, I apply Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in shade Translucent. As a finishing touch, and to mattify my oily summer skin further, I pat Street Wear Color Rich Perfection Compact Powder in shade Neutral.

For cheeks, I apply the blush I'm very very attached to - MAC Cream Soda Satin Blush  from the Archie's Girls Collection, which was Limited Edition. I try not to use it all the time, but I can't...I can't stop! It's a pale peach color- swatches here.

Eyes:
For everyday, I do a quick neutral look and usually only contour my hooded crease, so 
Naked Basics Palette is my go-to palette. It has everything I need & the palette is compact and easy to tote around everywhere I go.
To tightline my upper lash line, I use Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal Just Black. If you have small light eyes like mine, a black kohl on the bottom lash line can look too harsh, especially for day time, so I turn to a brown kohl instead - enter Bourjois Kohl Contour in shade 78 Brun Design.

If I feel like lining my upper lash line, I use Maybelline Colossal Liquid Liner, with the 0.4mm precision tip - my absolute favorite! More pics here

Lastly, the one product I could possibly end up in a psych ward without - Mascara! I've been really overworking Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara. Seriously, like, 4-5 coats of it every-time! Do not disturb me when I'm building my lashes! =D

Brows:
 
Currently using Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil in shade 002 Hazel Inglot Brow Shaping Pencil in shade #63, which is a waxy crayon stick that sets brows in place.

Lips:
Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick in Rose Boudoir (Swatched here)
Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive mixed with MAC Vegas Volt. The resulting color is a pinky peachy beauty that's between a pink & coral.
If it's red I'm in the mood for, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up is my favorite these days, because it's not too bright.
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Over. Lined with Bourjois Levres Contour Lip Liner in shade #12 Facetieuse. My most-worn matte nude lippie!


I showed you mine, now show me yours....

*Name 3 makeup products you lean on.*



Now bring the beat back!



I have a feeling this is my lose-weight song.

*Puts earphones on....runs to dressing room.....and locks door*




7/17/15

But First, I'll Be Your Personal Shopper [SALE]

Hello! 
I'll be your Personal Shopper today.
You can call me Agent Personal Shopper.
Agent PS?
Or anything you want.
Just make sure you put in the word 'Agent' 
(I tried to sneak in the word 'Secret' too, but....)
Because it sounds cool & because I'm holding the hair dryer like a gun.
Plus, you need to have an agent-type....umm.... aura when you hit the Sale racks - 
Next time you're in ZARA during sale, take a minute to look at the other women.
Where? Oh, there's one!
That side....in that corner over there....(Ooh that top she's touching looks nice! I WANT!)
That's why they don't want to be near you!
And most of them would no doubt be shopping alone.
Oh, yes. Rule #1- Always go SALE shopping alone.
No one is to be trusted.
Especially if 'no one' is.......

 So without further delay, here are some goodies you can - and MUST - buy right now. I mean RIGHT NOW!


Forever New Ria Printed Hi Low Dress: 50% OFF! Rs.6200/Rs.3095. It is so pretty and so worth the price- the sale price. Comes with a gold belt. It's still available online here, and there's a similar dress with a different print here.

July Nightwear: Rs.1199/Rs.959. I LOVE this brand July Nightwear! I always end up liking only their pyjama sets while browsing Jabong. I got this Disney one here and a few more sets. All pyjama sets & sleepwear are 20% off right now. You can check out the entire range here.

Corioliss Mini Vintage Hair Dryer (Limited Edition): Rs.2999/Rs.1399. How cute?! HOW CUTE?!!! Nykaa had this in one of the sliders amongst hair dryers on sale. I saw, I clicked, I ordered. I prefer mini/travel hair dryers coz they're light. I checked online and it was $85 when it was launched :O ....If the floral & cute blue pouch are calling your name, go grab it before it's gone at Nykaa HERE

2/19/15

Pink Glam Eyes & Lips Combination

You know that feeling when you finish watching the finale of a TV series? Like something died inside you? Ya, that's the feeling I'm feeling these days - after I finished watching The Missing. It's such a brilliant show with an ending that still haunts me days later. Do watch it if you're into mystery.

So....if you're wondering what makeup I wore on Valentine's Day, this is it. I didn't get time to click photos that day, so I recreated the look. Well.... just eyes & lips, because a full LOTD with presentable hair is almost impossible for me to do these days! Even on V-Day, I had to put my son on a chair opposite me while I did my hair! He stopped crying & watched  =D

1/27/15

Beauty Haul ~ New, Old & Favorites


FRIENDS S04E24:

Priest: "Repeat after me, 'I, Ross.'"
Ross: "I, Ross."
Priest: "Take thee, Emily."
Ross: "Take thee, Rachel."

Now that's an old & my most favorite TV show twist ever! I realize it's so random, but I watched it again recently, and I think it's absolutely genius! =D

Now on to my 1st Beauty Haul of 2015.....
......and I like all the products already.....