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Showing posts with label Nude Lipsticks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nude Lipsticks. Show all posts


MAC Powder Kiss Lipsticks : A Little Tamed, Fall In Love

The most addictive lipsticks in my books.
So weightless.
So easy-to-wear.
So tasty (sweet).

Moisture-matte lipsticks that deliver a blur of soft-focus colour, MAC says, 
and they're exactly that.

Fall In Love ~ Bright creamy fuschia. Yes, this is very similar to MAC Retro Matte All Fired Up

A Little Tamed ~ Mid-toned pink with yellow undertones.


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.


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.


MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick ALBUM

You know when you thoughtlessly do/say stupid/nonsense things in (real) life that might upset or puzzle other people, and you bury your face in a pillow & utter: 'Why? When did you become like this?!!' ? Then your mind rewinds and plays several scenes.... in sepia tone..... and since today's is a Teddy kind of topic....

When you were a little girl, between 7-10 years old, you impulsively decided to host a birthday party for your big red Teddy Bear, one that's quite new. Just because! You told your father you needed a cake, and followed him to the taxi stand when he was going to work, and you started crying when he said 'NO!', and almost got into a taxi.

"But it's Teddy Bear's birthday! I'd already invited all my friends, and their dolls & teddy bears!", you wailed.... like a proper brat. 
(Tbh, even as a full-grown adult you could wail like this at a MAC store: "But the collection just arrived! Today! How can it be sold out?! I'd drafted a haul post already! Just....don't.... bye, male SA with kohled eyes & lashes better than mine!")

In the end, he had to buy you the darn cake! It was sometime in January, probably a few days after the 1st, because it was an old 'Happy New Year' cake, the only one left in the small shop next to the taxi stand - no doubt questionable, but you're too busy walking hopping home like a successful party planner to care. And yes, you are gonna make all your friends sing: '....Happy Birthday Dear Teddy Bear....May God Bless You....' and you're gonna stand behind him and help him cut his 'Happy New Year' Birthday Cake!

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick (Matte)

Described as a Deep-tone Beige, Velvet Teddy is more brown on me, even though it came out looking a lot more peachy in pictures. Most times I like to pink it up a little bit dabbing a pink lipstick, like MAC Please Me, or simply going over it with a lip liner, like the Colorbar Splendid Pink, on top. In a way, I've been somewhat wearing it as a base color a lot. 

I can safely say that this has been my most used lipstick since I got it some time last year. You will see below how much I've used it.


MAC Runway Hit Retro Matte Lipstick ~ LOTD, Swatches

TATA - written behind most trucks in India.
From the time I was a kid until last year, I thought.... can you not look at me when I say this?...that...that it meant "Ta Ta. Bye Bye"
You know, like "Blow Horn" or "Use Dipper At Night" or "Have A Nice Day". I even saw "Please Keep Distense" not too long ago (I almost posted the pic on my Instagram and was gonna caption it: "...Or you'll be sintensed to death."  I'd deleted the pic from my phone, otherwise I would've sneaked it into this post.)
So...where was I? I just assumed TATA meant 'Bye Bye'. I also remember that as a little girl I'd mentally wave when I saw it. 
Sometime last year, while in the car, Mr.CZ and I were discussing cars (Yes, we've been together a long time.) and he mentioned TATA this, TATA that, TATA owns Jaguar. Suddenly....sudden-effin-ly-a-little-too-late....the tube light in a very very dusty, cobwebby corner of my head lit up! "Ohhhh....TATA = TATA Motors!!!" 
In my brain's defense, I would've added them up a long time ago, but then why would I be thinking about and looking at trucks anymore? I had my life to think about. Also, dem coot buoyz!

Okay, coming to the lipstick......

I always thought this lipstick was called Runaway Hit. Run-away Hit.
It was only until I was at a MAC store that I saw Runway Hit written at the bottom. I have to tell you that I wasn't at all interested in this lippie when it was first launched. Not until I swatched it. Fell in love with it, but it was out of stock. Made me want it even more. I got it only after the 3rd time I'd gone to ask for it!   


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.....

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.

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

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.

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*


Makeup Today ~ Gradient Lips

Gradient lips are not everyone's cup of tea, but I am obsessed with them at the moment. I've been doing them with red and fuchsia and rosy pink. Today, I decided to go with beige/nude.....

Face ~ L'Oreal Magic Nude Foundation 320 Natural Beige, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Laura Mercier Loose Powder.

Eyes ~ MAC Paint Pot Layin' Low as a base, Inglot Eye Shadow #341 on the lids, Urban Decay Tease & Blackout from Naked 2 Palette on the crease, Colorbay Just Smoky Kajal ,Just Black to line waterline Maybelline Colossal Liner, Maybelline Big Eye Mascara, on top & bottom lashes, Ardell False Lashes.

Brows ~ MAC Fluidline Gelcreme in Dirty Blonde

Lips ~ MAC Enchanted One Lipstick from Alluring Aquatic Collection mixed with Bourjois Happy Light Concealer #21 Ivoire, then I used Bourjois Smoky Effect Black Pencil to outline.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

Sorry I can't write much today....because Baby CZ is crying and wants attention! =D

If you're looking for nice thriller/horror movies, I liked Before I Go To Sleep (Read the book too!) & Jessabelle.


MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Haul, Photos, Swatches

Most times, you go to MAC specially to check out a collection - All the products you want are SOLD OUT!
Sometimes, you walk into MAC without a purpose - You are greeted by a brand new collection you didn't even know had launched, and most products haven't sold out yet!

I fall in the latter category this time. I wasn't going ga-ga over this collection when it came out, and didn't have a wishlist. But when I ran my fingers over the water droplets....well....


Voting Day Makeup

Today (I posted late, so it's actually yesterday) was Election Day here in Delhi, so I'd gone to vote for the very first time, ever. I've always wanted to vote, but since I'm wasn't from Delhi, where I spent most of my adult life, I couldn't vote here. My voting card was in my hometown, and I was never there. Now that I'm a permanent resident of Delhi, I have a voting card here. With a photo where my face is elongated like a rugby ball, might I add. Before I ramble more, let's hop to the makeup part......
I kept my makeup quite natural-looking with no black liners. I'm always unsure with this kind of light eye makeup, coz I feel incomplete without a black kohl, but it actually suits my light eyes more than black-rimmed eyes (especially during the day & off camera), if I say so myself.


My MAC Lipstick Collection

I know, I know, I disappeared for more than 3 days again! That's why I wanted to do a big post today. Did you know I'm apartment hunting these days? A lil' more on that at the end of this post.
Immediately after reaching home yesterday, I suddenly wanted to do a MAC Lipstick Collection. It was evening time, and although I spent over half an hour clicking, I ended up not liking the pictures. So these are the 2nd batch, and I'd gone out in the garden to set them up. Luckily, only 2 people saw me lining up the lippies like it's the most important job in the world - the mali (gardener) & one man talking on his phone on a terrace next door. Maybe more people saw, but I was lost......

I arranged them color-wise, so you can compare between similar shades.


Today's Makeup Haul: Rimmel, Revlon, Bourjois

This whole week went kind of fast, and I was having a serious case of....of....let's just say I wasn't feeling very active and wasn't enthu about anything. Women.
Today, I decided only the newly-launched Bourjois Java Rice Powder, a deep purple lipstick, and a few minutes alone in Shoe Heaven will bring hyper-goofy me back. YEAH!!! Tutalasmorrre.....


Nude Lips Makeup ~ Sleeping With The Enemy

I can't count the number of times I've watched the Julia Roberts' movie Sleeping With The Enemy, but this post is not at all related to the movie. No jumping in the sea, no faking my death, no running away from husband, no moving to another city and getting a new identity. Only hypothetically, I'd be Lyla, with a cherry-colored bob & a Spanish accent.
The title just.....fits.
  • 2 nude lippies from rival drugstore brands coming together.
  • A woman with an alternative personality.
I combined Maybelline Superstay Lipstick Beige For Good + Rimmel Apocalips Nude Eclipse


NUDES ~ Lippies & Shoes

Before you think 'This crazy woman buying the same type-a-shoes!', give me a chance to justify it.
I saw these online. Weeks later, I saw them in Primark, and thought, 'I'll take them only if they're the last pair in Size 3.' That means I don't want to regret it later when I think I really want them, and there's no more size 3 left. 
I asked a very nice male SA to go check for another pair in size 3, and I showed him the minor marks on the displayed pair. He came back 6-7 minutes later with this same pair, and an apologetic smile. "Sworry, they're the last uns.", he said in some kind of accent that's not Scottish. 
"Oww...really? Okay. Thank you so much.", I pretended to look sad. Then I took the shoes downstairs to the ground the cashier....and home. Mine!
Now let's talk makeup, in case you're tired of seeing type-a-shoes. These a my current go-to nude lippies......

  • Bourjois Smile Enhancing Gloss Beige Tapis Rouge 07 ~ This one has a teeth whitening gel on one end, that somehow works. The color is quite similar to Maybelline Touch Of Toffee, but the gloss is more runny.
  • Rimmel Apocalips 600 Nude Eclipse ~ This is the nudest of all, it's light beige. I prefer to wear it on top of another deeper nude & only on the center of my lips.
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Gloss Touch Of Toffee ~ My most favorite lipgloss, ever.

  •  MAC Viva Glam V ~ This is a neutral pink with pearl. I love how wearable this is. I pick it if I don't want to go too nude or too pink.
  • MAC Sheen Supreme Bare Again ~ Pinky Neutral Beige. This is quite similar to MAC Patisserie, but it's lighter - leaning more towards beige - whereas Patisserie is a lil' pinker.
  • Deborah Milano Rosetto MilanoRed #2 ~ Peachy beige. I wore it here
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Totally Toffee ~ I've swatched it on my lips here
  • MAC Patisserie ~ My holygrail nude lipstick. 
Swatches ~ (Top): MAC Viva Glam V, MAC Sheen Supreme Bare Again, Deborah Milano Rosetto MilanoRed 2, Maybelline Color Sensational Totally Toffee, Maybelline Superstay Beige For Good 610, MAC Patisserie
(Bottom): Bourjois Smile Enhancing Gloss Beige Tapis Rouge 07, Rimmel Apocalips 600 Nude Eclipse, Maybelline Touch Of Toffee.

If you want to see my previous post on nude lippies, please go here
These shoes are also available in black with silver studs. Same style as these & these.  I'm dying to get my hand on Black & White ones too, but they're probably all gone.

What are your go-to nude lippies?


MAC Modesty Lipstick Review, Swatches & Dupe

Last year, I went into MAC to get a backup for Patisserie, but I got Modesty instead, because they looked similar. I'm so glad I did, coz I got to try another awesome nude lippie. I'm so into nude lipsticks at the moment.... I just want them all!
MAC Modesty is a Cremesheen lipstick that is described as a Muted Neutral Pink. It's opaque, creamy and never dries out my lips. I've always been a fan of Cremesheen finish, coz it's so low maintenance and doesn't leave your lips easily- even after eating & drinking. Many people say they smell nice, but I don't smell anything...only a faint beeswax-kind-of smell.
Price ~ Rs.990
My Rating ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5/5



Hope y'all had a great weekend. Three more weeks and it's goodbye 2012. I'm kinda sad about it, especially since there is one more thing that I dared myself to do this year, but I'm still procrastinating! 

I was gonna split this post up and do it brand-wise, but I know I will get bored in no time and won't finish what I started. So.... I decided to make it a BIG post, and put them all in one.

Here are the Best Lipsticks of 2012 that I picked out from my collection....

Best MAC Lipsticks 2012:
  1. MAC Party Parrot (Matte) from Iris Apfel Collection ~ Limited Edition. I love this lipstick so much that I feel I should have given it a 5-star rating. Look & Review here
  2. MAC Watch Me Simmer (Amplified) from Shop Cook Collection ~ Limited Edition. Photos & Review here
  3. MAC Peach Blossom from Cremesheen + Pearl Collection ~ Limited Edition. Review here
  4. MAC Ruby Woo (Retro Matte) ~ Permanent. This definitely deserve a 5-star rating now. The very matte finish is just da bomb. Look & Review here
  5. MAC Viva Glam V (Lustre) ~ Permanent. This is such a great natural-looking mlbb (my lips but better) shade. It's famous for suiting most skin tones. Sorry, I totally forgot to review this when I told you in the May Favorites post that I would >.<
  6. MAC Modesty (Cremesheen) ~ Permanent. Another nice pinkish nude that's quite similar to MAC Patisserie. Yet to be reviewed here.
  7. MAC Scarlet Ibis (Matte)  from Marilyn Monroe Collection ~ Limited Edition. Swatched here
  8. MAC Love Goddess (Matte) from Marilyn Monroe Collection ~ Limited Edition. Swatched here
  9. MAC Rebel (Satin) ~ Permanent. Look & Review here
  10. MAC Cosmo (Amplified Creme) ~ Permanent. Review here 
 *There are 2 more that deserve a mention: 
  • MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Bare Again. It's such a nice peachy nude shade. Swatched here
  • MAC Patisserie (Lustre) ~ Permanent. Still my go-to MAC lipstick until now. Review here


Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Pink Truffle Review & Swatches

I've been wearing Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Pink Truffle almost everyday since I got it. It's so addictive, it'll probably be finished in another 2 weeks! 
Pink Truffle is a rosy pink shade with little shimmers that give it that extra glossy look. Compared to Revlon Rosy Nude Colorburst Lipstick, it's lighter & pinker (judging for the photos. I don't have that with me)
It's unscented & tasteless. No truffles.
Wear: It does not necessarily need to be touched up for 3-4 hours when I don't disturb it. It somehow wears longer than Sweet Tart


MAC Holiday Collection Haul, Photos & Swatches

What I wore to go buy these: Mint dress, black leather jacket, black tights, black shoes, mint bow bag, mint nail polish.
What I bought: All mint-cum-black packaging [I got the pink kit a few days later, like a sensible woman.]
SA (Sales Assistant): "So, you like green, huh?"
Me: "I guess so. Look at me!"

Later at the cash counter:
SA: "I'll give you a green shopping bag." (the silk bag with zig-zag print & bow detail.)
Me: "Oh, thanks! Err...actually, I wouldn't mind the pink one, since everything else I got is green."
SA: "Oh, alright!" *took out pink bag and put it in the MAC bag* [Wrong choice! My head screamed at me.]
Me: "Umm, sorry to trouble you, but now I want the green one."
SA: "Okay, no problem! *LOL*",  then she said to another SA: "She likes green!", and they both laughed. 
Such nice & friendly makeup store SA's here! 


MAC Peach Blossom Cremesheen + Pearl Lipstick Review & Swatches

Product Of The Week is MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Lipstick in Peach Blossom. 
This lipstick was a 'chance buy'. I didn't go to buy it specially & I wasn't particularly interested in the Cremesheen + Pearl Collection. But when I saw these lipsticks under the store lights, they just looked so..... gorgeously shiny & yum, I couldn't resist!
MAC Peach Blossom ~ Described by MAC as a 'frosted cool nude'. In a nutshell, it's a light   pinky peach with teeny-tiny sparkly bits.
The finish is semi-opaque & it looks more glossy than it feels, because of the shimmer. It is perfect if you don't like to wear sticky lipglosses, but at the same time you want shimmery pouty lips. I like how it really clings to my lips- it stays the way you have applied it, so it doesn't wear off quickly either. No fragrance here, it doesn't have the vanilla scent of the MAC lustre finish lipsticks.