Showing posts with label Powder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Powder. Show all posts

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! =)





11/24/17

Makeup Of The Day | Selfie


"How to click a selfie when you have double chin & crazy eyes."

Just kidding! ;p

I don't always do my makeup full monty anymore, but after seeing so many bridal pics that are flooding social media this time of year, I was inspired to do a plummy fall-appropriate look.

I especially like how well the base photographed. It's the 1st time I mixed these 2 foundations. 

Face: 

Smashbox Photofinish Primer Water. Shown here.
MAC Face & Body Foundation in C2 (just a thin layer)
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation in Medium 52 (a tiny amount)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in #20 Sand (mostly under eyes)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Warm Medium 3 for spots. 
Inglot Translucent Loose Powder in #210

Cheeks:

Maybelline Master Flush Creator in Next To Nude. Photos & Swatches here

MAC MSF Soft & Gentle to highlight, which shows more on my cupid's bow.

Eyes:

MAC Pro Longwear Paintpot in Layin' Low as base. Shown here
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette - I used Bordeaux on outer half 
NYX Roll-On Shimmer in Almond on inner half of lids.
Kiss Me Heroine Make False Lashes. Also worn here

Brows:

MAC Veluxe  Brow Liner in Strawberry Blonde.
Inglot Brow Shaping Pencil in #63 . Shown here

Lips

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Girl Gang. Shown here.
(It is a nice bold shade and all, but I have to say the formula is not the best compared to other liquid lipsticks. It gets patchy easily during application and doesn't feel comfortable. I prefer Deborah Milano, Stila & NYX Lip Lingerie over this.)




If you are wondering why I'm not looking at you and showing my full eye makeup,
well.... one of my eyelashes had popped out at the inner corner on one eye (I just gave up on it!), and you girls who wear falsies understand this annoying problem very well =D
Also, I have run out of good eyelash glue -  I mean Eylure.

That and my crappy selfie-clicking skills!
I hate clicking selfies, because no matter how cute I think I look in the mirror, I always look 10x less cute on my phone camera....haha! ;p



Happy Friday, Everyone!

I'm so J of you all who are off to Black Friday sales! =)





1/1/17

1st Untold Story & The Last Adored,,,,,,


"

Her: I'm leaving. Bye, have a nice life.

Him: Why would you do that? If that's what you want, I won't stop you. You looney!

Her: Ya, that's what I want! You're a horrible, horrible person!

Him: Why are you doing this?

Her: Because I can. Now just say 'Bye' to me.

Him: Hahaha....no I won't! I won't say it!

Her: Fine! If that's how you want it. 

Him: Over my dead body. Make me say it!

Her: Argh! Don't say it then!

Him: Why should I say it? You say it, since you're the one running. 

Her: I said it already! It's your turn now. 

Him: I will not say it. Can you stop doing this?

Her: Okay. Fine. I'll just leave then.

Him: ...............

Her: ................

Him: Come with me to Jaipur. I'm driving there tomorrow. You should come. But obviously you won't.

Her: I can't. Maybe some other time.

Him: Yeah, right. Just the way I'll ever get to know your name.

"
*** (To be or not to be continued.) ***


These are some of the things that were my favorites at the end of '16:

Zara Black Leather Jacket
Forever 21 Beige Tie-up Bodysuit
Forever 21 Caged Mesh Bralette

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Bellissima
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Rollerball Perfume
Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder 4-in-1 Harmony #3 Organza Caramel
Colorbar Luxe Nail Lacquer 'Baby'
4U2 Celebrity Shade & Highlight Powder



HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! =)

I hope your 2017 will fulfill all the wishes that 2016 couldn't, or wasn't kind enough to even try.

I know, for some of us, 2016 was flaky af.....sometimes dangling a cookie we don't even want until we thought, 'Okay, why not?!'
..... and then finding out you can't eat the damn cookie - because it's made of stone!

You say bad analogy, I say 2016 hangover.

Talk again soon! :* :*

Most Favorite Song '16





5/30/16

Birthday Confessions & Haul


Today's NOT my birthday. It came & went a week ago, but I couldn't find the time to get this post up then. Now I'm doing the usual should I/shouldn't I post thing.....and then I post it.

Let's start with the good stuff... 

....and you will see I went a lil' crazy with the liquid lipsticks....


Starting from the top, clockwise:

Benefit They're Real Mascara Mini ~ Oh my God! I'm doomed, because I will need the full-sized tube. This mini version is around  Rs.800 & the full sized tube is Rs.2400 or so. It is fantastic - long, fluttery & separated lashes like no other mascara I've tried before. (From Sephora)

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Personal Statement (Shocking Pink), Rich & Restless (Mid tone pinky salmon) & Lady Be Good (Warm Mid-tone Nude) ~ Out of stock. Always out of stock. It's a miracle few shades were restocked on my birthday! 

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellisissima (Pale Neutral Pink), Patina (Dusty Rose) & Fiore (Hot Pink) ~ LOVE these! (From Sephora)

Chambor Extreme Wear Transfer Proof Liquid Lipstick in 461 (Coral) & 431 (Red) ~ I like the first one I got #403, so I couldn't resist getting a coral & a red. I think I'm done now ;p

MAC Face & Body Foundation in C2 ~ It's time to try out a MAC Foundation for realz. Another product that was OOS for months! I mean my shade C2.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Mat-Finish & Enhanced Radiance Loose Powder 4 in 1 Harmony ~ My favorite & the most pricey (Rs.4000). This has been on my wishlist since last year. There are 4 powders in this - beige, yellow, peach, bronze. (From Sephora)

8/27/15

HoT NeW THiNG: L'Oreal Mat Magique Compact Powder

HoT NeW THiNG

New Product Releases & Previews

Every Thursday 

 (For your weekend shopping list ;))

******

First product of the day is the trending new budget compact powder that everyone is intrigued about: 

L'Oreal Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder.

The 1st magical matte all-in-one powder infused with volcanic perlite - a natural yet powerful sebum absorbant. It promises to:
  
Prime: Covers pores for 12H shine-free complexion
Perfect: Minimizes appearance of blemishes & skin imperfections.
Brighten: Impeccable bright complexion

On top all that, it has the #1 factor that makes it stand out from all other budget compact powders in the Indian market today.....

 SPF 34 PA+++



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*




11/5/14

New Bourjois Products

Bourjois Smoky Stories Palette
01 Grey and Night
02 Over Rose
03 I Love Blue
04 Rock This Khaki
05 Good Nude
 06 Upside Brown
07 In Mauve Again
08 Ocean Obsession

6/28/14

Street Wear (By Revlon) Color Rich Range ~ Awesome Budget Buys!


Oh.My!
How.Cute.Are.These?!!!

If you're not familiar with Street Wear, it's a budget/mass brand in India launched by Revlon. It's been there for years. I've always thought their products are fun-looking.
  
When I spotted this girly comics range yesterday, I got so excited! The same excitement I get when I'm buying a LE MAC collection (with special packaging). Only difference is, I only spent Rs.650 on everything!

I couldn't wait to post pictures of them. I decided to throw in swatches too.

*Not reviews. I don't do reviews anymore.*


3/7/14

Make Your Own Banana Powder

For months and months I've been trying to get a good deal on a Ben Nye Banana Powder, but it's always very expensive online - the shipping cost mostly. If you don't know what Banana Powder is, it's this very hyped yellow translucent powder made famous by Kim K. It seems to suit all skin tones & looks like a great highlighting powder. Lots of people are making money on Ebay by selling samples of it in little plastic pouches. I want the 1.5 oz bottle, but now I'm tired of looking! Only today I found the powder online for $15....I was excited....until I saw shipping was $19.99! Da fudge! Maybe I'll just wait for Ben Nye to come to India.
Ben Nye Banana Powder pic

Let me tell you what led me to do this DIY.....
Star's Yellow Matt Translucent Powder, Rs.225 ~ I saw this super inexpensive yellow powder on Jabong, and I thought "Ooh....maybe it's a Banana Powder DUPE!" I ordered (excitedly), and it arrived some days later. After testing it, I found it too yellow......

2/4/14

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.

12/17/13

Whimsical Present For A Beauty Blogger/Addict

Pretty Real Flowers ~  They die. I sad.
Pretty Wrapping Paper ~ They tear. I sad.
Both sad situations. Both I try to avoid. Right now, I have a bunch of red roses (shown in my Maybelline Color Show post here) that have dried up, and this feeling I get because I have to throw them out is....is.... not nice. Give me fake flowers and gift bags/boxes (no tape, please.) any day. Speaking of gift bags and boxes, maybe we take our heads out of them, and plonk them into pretty whimsical carry cases.....
I saw this carry case in Woodland Adventure Carry Case at Paperchase (a fun stationery store in UK) many weeks ago, and instantly fell in love with it! But I was skeptical about buying it, because of travelling issues and all. A couple weeks later, I thought: Whatever, I must have it. I went there and saw it's not in the same place it was the last time. I looked and looked around the store, and I found it hiding at the back of one table. Only one of its kind (there were about 5 last time), and I didn't feel good about it. Don't we all like to pick the best piece and usually assume the last one is probably defective? I asked the store assistant if they had another one.
She: "You want to buy 2 of them?"
Me: "No. Actually, there's a scratch on this one. Look.", I pointed to an almost undetectable silver hairline scratch on the box. Yes, it was quite a moo point, and I would've bought it if I had no other choice.
She: "Okay, I'll go check in the back for you, but we may be out of them."

She came back in 5 mins with the only one left in stock. It was wrapped nicely in transparent plastic bag which was twisted into a ruffle at the end (like a sack) and tied with a golden plastic ribbon. Brand new, unopened, untouched. I had to stop myself from jumping and clapping, and delightfully squealing "Ooh, me likey!"

12/12/13

Bourjois Goodies + FREE Gold Leaf Top Coat

I ran to the end of the mall where Debenhams is to get the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. It wasn't launched yet, even though I heard it's been seen in counters. SA said she hoped it'll be in by this Saturday, she crossed her fingers. She also blissfully closed her eyes to show me she's wearing it, said she got it as a gift from the brand. This was the second time I left there feeling super disappointed, and this time I wished I was a UD SA.
I also ran to 2 H&M stores to get a much-needed warm black coat, which is also the only coat I like (length & shape fit for petites). Not available in 1st store, only one Size 14 available in 2nd store (which is next to Debenhams).
Then I ran to Superdrug to see if the Mascara with a bow  & Revlon Matte Balm Stains have been launched. They weren't. I stood there for a while. I could either walk another 20 mins home empty-handed, or.....

9/21/13

Bourjois Java Rice Powder ~ Iconic Product In 1879!

BOURJOIS REINVENTS ITS ICONIC JAVA RICE POWDER FROM 1879!
Bourjois celebrated its 150th Anniversary this year. Wow! They reinvented a vintage edition of its first historical best-seller - 2 million sold each year in the early 20th century!
Java Rice Powder:
~ A delicately scented feather-light powder that lights up and smoothes complexion in one step. ~ Its radiant and velvety finish immediately creates a youthful glow.
~ One translucent shade is universal and lights up all skin tones.
 I adore the packaging. At first, I thought the white was a sticker, but it's not. It's printed on.

9/8/13

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.....

7/17/13

Life With & Without Face Powders ~ A Guide

How I Fell In Love With Powder:
I had this flatmate/friend in college. She had a dusky skin tone, and her skin was flawless! Smooth and spotless, albeit major dark circles around her eyes. She loved taking care of her skin. Even before brushing her teeth in the morning, she would make a paste of besan (gramflour) and grounded nuts to wash & exfoliate her face with. I'd never have the energy for such things that early. Her mom would send her these containers of powdered nuts mixed with other powdered stuff specially made for her skin. Read between the lines here. So this girl used to put on a Lakmé Compact Powder when she went out - the puraana (old) one that came in a green packaging - and her skin would look even more flawless! I could stare at her skin for hours. I was a simple eyeliner & lipstick gal then, and that's when I decided to try out powders.
And.... a perpetual habit was born.
I've never talked about powders before, so I thought I'd do it today. Below are some of the powders I have with me right now, and I'll just talk through them and let you know my favorite and the not-so-favorite kinds, for your reference:
Loose Powders:
  • Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder ~ If you feel this powder, you'll fall in love instantly. It will haunt you, until you go back to the store to buy it. That's what happened to me in Kuala Lumpur. It makes skin feel like silk. It's white because it's meant to suit all skin tones. The reason why I don't use it much is because if you use too much, it'll definitely show patches of white, especially in photos. Let's not forget it's rumored to have caused a lot of makeup mishaps for many celebs
  • NARS Loose Powder in Beach ~ It's a nice setting powder, but I wouldn't buy it again.
  • The Body Shop Loose Face Powder in 01 ~ This is my 2nd container, so you can imagine how much I like it. I always seem to go back to it.
  • I couldn't find my Maybelline Dream Matte Powder (pics here), which is a pretty good handbag compact
  • Also, MAC Blot Powder (pics here), which I'd somewhat forgotten I have until now, this moment! =\

Compact Powders:
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Sandstorm 004 ~ It's a nice inexpensive drugstore compact, but it's not as silky as I'd like it to be.

  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium ~ I like this one when I'm not wearing foundation, and I want a little bit of coverage.

  • Lakmé Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Compact in Ivory Fair 01 ~ This is too yellow for my skin tone. It's also heavier than most of the compacts I've used. I was quite disappointed with it.

  • Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Powder ~ This was from a Limited Edition collection. It's my current handbag compact powder. Just a translucent compact powder. More pics and swatch here

Compact 'Vs' Loose Powders ~ I personally prefer Loose Powders, because they feel lighter and look more natural over foundation. I only use compacts for touch-ups, when I'm out.

THE BEST Loose Powder I've Ever Used: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder. It costs around Rs.2600, and I get why it's won most beauty awards. It contains the finest French cashmere talc, hence very smooth and lightweight. A mini version came with the Undercover Pot that I have, and I've already used up the powder before the duo concealers. It's been on my wishlist for years.

Best Way To Apply Face Powders: I prefer using a fluffy powder brush when using both loose & compact powders, because I only want a thin veil to set my foundation. When I use a powder puff, I dust off excess with a brush- preferably a soft synthetic one, like the Too Faced Powder Pouf Brush.

Picking Powder Shades: My skin has a golden undertone, so I like using powders with some yellow in them, and I avoid pinkish-looking ones. I usually go for 'Translucent' (transparent) or natural beige shades. If you have a neutral skin tone, pick beige shades. You could always mix 2 powders, if you can't find the right match. Kryolan makes a yellow loose powder that suits most skin tones, and can be mixed with beige & tan powders.

Life Without Powders: One weekend at the in-laws, I noticed that I didn't pack my The Body Shop Loose Powder + I'd also switched handbags and left my makeup pouch where my compact was at home. I felt a very withdrawal symptom kind of feeling. Clean & Clear Oil Blotting Sheets to the rescue, thankfully.

If you don't want to wear foundation, but want your skin to look radiant and fresh, try powders and see the difference!

Hope you found this post helpful. Would love to know which powders you love.




6/19/13

NEW! Lakmé Office Stylist Range

Lakmé launches its array of long wear make up that let’s you say good bye to Touch Ups.   
Lakmé 9 to 5 range consists of a wide collection for daily office wear with subtle shades that require no touch-ups through the day, providing an impeccably styled look and allowing a hassle-free transition from the desk to the office party.
Lakmé 5 to 5 Flawless Make Up Foundation, Rs.550 

Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Complexion Compact, Rs.300



Lakmé 9 to 5 Lip Color, Rs.400
Lakmé 9 to 5 Lip Color Shades


Lakmé Eye Quartet, Rs.500

Lakmé 9 to 5 Black Impact Liner, Rs.300


Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure rouge Blush, Rs.450.




Lakmé 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color, Rs.200

Lakmé 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color

Lakmé 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color Nine to Five Defining Lipliner


Lakmé 9 to 5 Aqua Shine Lip Color, Rs.550 
Carnation



Chestnut

Garnet

Guava

Lychee

Mauveberry

Passionfruit




This range is available in all Lakmé counters now!