Colorbar Pro Eyeshadow Quad Splendid Touch- 003: Review & Swatches

Hi pretties,

Today I haven’t come with any skincare products which you usually see in my posts. I’m going to show you here my first ever buy from Colorbar, Pro Eyeshadow Quad- 003 Splendid Touch. Those who are regular on my Instagram page might have seen me post the eyeshadow and then I promised a post on the swatches. So, I’m here to keep my promise today. Let’s start with the review.

 

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When I first saw this on Nykaa, I completely fell in love with it and added to cart. It is Colorbar Splendid Touch Pro Eyeshadow Quad and the shade number is 003.

 

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Description:

Four perfectly matched, complimenting eyeshadows in one convenient palette that instantly flatter your eyes and compliment your skin. Create many different looks with them anywhere anytime. Vibrant and luxurious it glides on your skin like velvet.

 

Application:

  • Use deeper color in the crease to contour and along the lash line to define.
  • Use middle shade on the lid.
  • Use the lightest shade on the brow bone to add more dimension.

Price: INR 750/- for 5g. Buy from Nykaa on discounted price.

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You can see that all the colors here are warm and summery, ideal for the everyday look. They are nicely pigmented except the bronze one. It’s so soft that ends up with the only shimmer look. The green and coral one gives medium pigmentation and you can only use them at daytime. But the best of the lot is that copper red one. It’s highly pigmented and gives good color with one swipe, whereas for green and coral you have to swipe 2-3 times. You can clearly see what I have said now in the video below. You can wear the copper one everywhere, at every occasion, even at evening parties too. The color stays for 4 hours without touch up and can be removed easily.

Here are the swatches:

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Under Sunlight 

 

 

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Under indoor light 

 

You can see the details here:

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy the swatches and review. Please share your thoughts about the palette.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

Review and Swatches of ColourPop Ultra Satin And Ultra Matte Lip

Hey lippies,

My today’s post is dedicated to all lipstick obsessed pretty gals! Do you know what’s the post about? Yup! I’m here talking about my latest obsession- Colourpop! Lately, I’ve purchased three liquid lipsticks, two from their Ultra Satin Lip range and one from Ultra Matte Hello Kitty range.

 

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Nowadays, I’m seeing that every brand is coming out with their liquid lipstick version. Honestly, I am crazy about liquid lipsticks. And I stock up like insane. I love the dry, flat matte finish of the liquid lipsticks. They are super long wearing too. So, if you are also crazy about liquid lippers, this post is for you and you only.

 

I have purchased the two from Ultra Satin Lip range are Lumere 2 and London Fog and one from Ultra Matte Hello Kitty range Ribbon. 

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The Product Review:

 

What I love about the lipsticks, that they are super dry and give 100% matte finish with a bit powdery look. The lipsticks are weightless, you will just forget after wearing. You can glide on smoothly with intense pigmentation what my pigmented lips badly need. But, don’t forget to apply fast, as they dry within 30 seconds. Try to give one go, instead of trying layer. If you think them too dry, use lip balm underneath or gloss on the top. They’ve very mild scent that is negligible. And the most desirable fact is the products are Cruelty-free.

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LONDON FOG

 

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LUMERE 2

 

 

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Packaging :

The packaging looks high-end. The lipsticks come in transparent plastic tubes with doe-foot applicator which I feel very easy to use. These applicators work well to glide on the lips.

Price : $6 for 0.11 oz. I bought from an Insta store at INR 600.

The Swatches:

 

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Swatches under sunlight

 

 

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Swatches at indoor light

The swatches from right to left respectively are RIBBON, LUMERE2 and LONDON FOG.

If you want to buy them, you can go to their website colourpop.com or from the Instastore cosmetic2492.

 

Which shade do you like the most? Have you ever used any from ColourPop brand? 

 

Thanks for reading.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

 

 

 

Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick Shade 08- Wine and Shine: Review and Swatches

 

In one month’s Fab Bag, I received the then newly launched liquid matte lipstick of Sugar Cosmetics, Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick- 08 Wine and Shine. As you know, in Fab Bag we are given options when it comes to the makeup products. As I saw the options, immediately I chose this one as the colour attracted me the most. And, when I saw and applied it, I became happy with my choice. It’s quite a super gorgeous color. Let’s have a look.

 

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Description:

If you’ve ever lusted for a “one-coat wonder” product for your lips, your search ends here. Get a full-blooded burst of pigment with just a single swipe of the SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick that will stay the day and right up till the night! Wine, coffee & date-proof – this is a matte lipstick that is guaranteed to last longer that your longest day. Available in 10 stunning shades that will make it difficult to choose – the question is, are you ready to commit to a lipstick that is built to last?

 

What You Like About The Lipstick:

The Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick gives you opaque pigmentation with a single swipe that stays all day with zero feathuring and fading. Our favourite mattifying fix contains a generous helping of Vitamin E and comes in a full range of 10 gorgeous shades that is guarantedto make your OOTDs stand out.

This product is dermatologically tested and approved and 100% safe for your skin.

Packaging:

The Lipstick comes in a transparent container with black cap. The packaging is very similar to Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick. The wand is small and flat with a round tip that’s not very user friendly. To take out the colour you have to dip the wand 2/3 times.

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Price: 499/-

Size: 4.5 ml.

 

 

 

I have the shade: 08 Wine And Shine:

 

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My Feelings About The Lipstick:

It is super pigmented, that is neither runny, nor too sticky. Easy-to-apply, and takes about 1/2 minutes to dry completely. It doesn’t move, once set. So, one has to be very careful while applying. When I first applied I didn’t like the dry formula of the product. After 15-20 minutes as the lips got used to I feel comfortable with it. It’s felt very light on the lips, giving a velvety finish. It stays for 5/6 hours without bleed or smudge. Though after 4/5 hours,  if you take meal, the lipstick fades away from the inner part of the lips. The lipstick is not so easy to remove. You have to take help of two steps removing. First use a good oil based remover or coconut oil or milk cream to remove. Then use a Micellar water to clear off the colour completely. Overall, I am quite impressed with the lipstick.

Have anyone of you used any from this range? Please share here then.

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Swatches And Review.

I was running out of my eyeliner pencils presently. So, I visited a local store for buying some and saw these Lasting Drama by Eyestudio waterproof gel pencil from Maybelline India. They have recently launched these range of gel pencil. The range has around 8 shades right now, out of which, I have brought four. They’re Polished Amethyst, Striking Copper, Lustrous Sapphire and Glazed Coffee. Let’s start with the review. I can see your excitement.

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What The Brand Says About Them:

 Make a lasting impression with our waterproof gel pencil that delivers all-day intense color. 

Benefits:

 Waterproof and smudge-resistant and non-stop drama.

High intensity pigments and translucent gel base for a super easy glide.

All day intensity goes on ultra smooth.

Upto 16 hour wear.

Ophthalmologist tested.

Dermatologist tested.

Allergy tested.

Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lense wearers.

How to use:

Glide the gel eyeliner along the lash line from the inner to outer corner.

Eyeliner is easily removed with Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover.

Price: Rs 499/-.

Here Are The Eye Liners:

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The Swatches:

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From left to right, Glazed Toffee, Polished Amethyst, Striking Copper, Lustrous Sapphire.

My Experience:

From the swathes you can see that the eyeliners are well pigmented. Yes, Lasting Drama stays longer. I go wearing them to my work place and coming back after 7 hours. It stays the whole time without any touch up. And here I want to mention that my eyelid is oily and waterline is wet. It doesn’t look messy at all. It doesn’t even smudge or bleed. Though the brand claims that it stays for 16 hours, I didn’t keep for that long hour, so can’t about that. The eyeliner can be easily removed with any makeup remover, even the oil based make up remover. It doesn’t cause any allergy to my eyes which is very common to me with most of the eyeliners. That’s why generally I am very choosy in the case of buying one. This is the second one after Sugar eyeliner that doesn’t bring tears to my eyes, Lol! One thing you must remember at applying, do it softly. Don’t give much pressure, otherwise the tip will break. As I have just bought it, I can’t say about the sharpening process.

SO, what is your experience with these eyeliners? Did you use any? Please share your thoughts then.

This is for today. Will be back soon with more products from Maybelline.

NYKAA SO MATTE NUDE LIPSTICKS – My Thoughts on the NUDES!

Hello Ladies!!

I am finally back!! I know, I have been missing for a longg time. But in my defence, we were relocating to a new location and as you know there is a lot of things to do before and after moving 😀.

Ok! enough about me now. Moving to today’s product for review, the NYKAA So Matte Nude Lipstick! This is one of their recent launches after their regular and Fall collection. And its all about NUDES, so I had to get my hands on a few of them 🙂

Overview:

Meet your new favourite nude lipstick! The creamy, long-lasting texture gives you pout-worthy lips in one stroke. It effortlessly glides on your lips, giving you a gorgeous soft matte finish. Nykaa brings you a collection that offers you eight stunning nude shades that you won’t be able to keep your hands off! Pucker up and party with our delectable nude mattes!


Plush, pigment-rich formula.

  Intense colour pay-off.

  Smooth texture.

  One stroke application.

  Luxurious, effortless glide.

  Soft matte finish.


Price & Availability:

Same as the other collection, these as priced at Rs. 399/- for 4.2 gms. Available online on Nykaa.com .

Available Shades:

Caramel Mocha 21M

Royal Honey 22M

Hot Cocoa 23M

Praline Cookie 24M

Haute Fudge 25M

Bon Bon 26M

Coffee Mousse 27M

Chocolate Truffle 28M

The shades appear quite similar to each other but we can never have enough Nude lipsticks! So I went ahead with Haute Fudge 25M and Bon Bon 26M.


Packaging & Texture:

The packaging of the new Nude Collection is similar to their last ones which I really loved. However, one of the biggest issue is the bulkiness. The rectangular boxes are hard to fit in the lipstick stands and they take a little more space than the usual ones.

My Experience:

Nykaa defines my chosen shades as:

Nykaa So Matte Nude Lipstick- Haute Fudge 25M : Baby, you are the It girl with the Nykaa So Matte Lipstick in Haute Fudge. Rock it all night and all day with this brown hue. We promise, this shade is sure to put you in the middle of spotlight! Who’s complaining about that, right?!

Nykaa So Matte Nude Lipstick- Bon Bon 26M : Leave your lipstick stains of the passport and conquer the whole world with the Nykaa So Matte Lipstick in Bon Bon. This rich, chocolate brown shade is sure to make you look like an international diva!

Being a huge Nude lipstick lover, I love both the shades, but they are not completely matte and also transfers a lot. Once you start sipping your coffee, the lipstick is all over the cup.

These lipsticks are creamy in texture initially, later settling as semi matte. Very easy to apply and glides on smoothly on the lips. These are highly pigmented and one swipe is all you need! The staying power is around 4 – 5 hours, after which dark shades leaves a pink stain. The lipsticks doesn’t dry out my lips and feels very luxurious. It has a very faint vanilla smell which goes away as soon as you apply it.


Swatches & How It Looks On Me:

Haute Fudge 25M
Bon Bon 26M

The Review And Swatches Of Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time Vivid Lipstick: The Big Bang Berry

After a long time, I am going to write about a makeup product. And it is about one of my favorite lipstick from Sugar Cosmetics, It’s A-Pout Time Vivid Matte Lipstick The Big Bang Berry. I got this lipstick in one of my Fab Bag, last year. Yes, I am little late to review it. Actually, I was stuck in the reviews of some skincare products, so the delay. Now, let’s enjoy the review.

 

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Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time Vivid Lipstick: Big Bang Berry.

This is a dark berry shade which will complement every Indian skin tone. This is my first Sugar lipstick and I am too much obsessed with it.

 

Brand Description:

Creamy and moisturizing Sugar It’s A-Pout Time Matte Lipstick combines the look of a classic matte lip with the benefit of incredible comfort. Enriched with micronized pigments and silica micro-beads, this matte lipstick glides on easily and settles to a gorgeous matte finish. FDA approved, this lipstick is free of mineral oil and parabens.

 

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Packaging And Price:

It is a classy black matte plastic case with the black cap shut very tightly. If you carry it in your purse, the cap doesn’t come out. It’s quite travel-friendly. And on the cap the brand name and the name of the shade is written in white. It costs Rs 599/-. Available here.( direct link).

 

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How Is The Lipstick:

Though the shade is described on the brand’s website ‘Wine’, it is deep berry with wine undertone.

 

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It is matte and the look is not at all shimmery. When applying, it comes out as a gel like texture, after 2/3 minutes, it has  appeared as purely matte. Application is quite comfortable. To get the exact color I have to apply two layers. Maybe that is due to my pigmented lips. The lipstick stays for 4/5 hours, bearing all my tea, lunch, afternoon snack  at my work-place, the school. And you know how much a teacher has to talk, during the lecture session and the womanly gossips in the staff room. It doesn’t dry up the lips, even during the dry months. Before applying the lipstick I always use a hydrated lip balm. I need not apply any within those 4/5 hours. It gives a full-time moisturization. The color can suit any complexion, fair to dusky. It can instantly enhances the look. Overall it’s a nice lightweight gel matte formula. If you are looking for a deep berry lip color, can easily go for it.

 

Have you tried this or any one from this range? Please share your thoughts. 

 

Here’s my promise to bring more makeup products reviews. So, stay here.

 

 

 

 

 

MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL LIP FLUSH JUST BITTEN LIPSTICK: MY THOUGHTS

Hello, Ladies!

As I mentioned in my previous post, Maybelline has been bringing several of their products to India now. These were already available in most of the other countries and now we can have our hands on them too!!

And this time it’s their Color Sensational Lip Flush Just Bitten Lipstick!! Thinking what is it and how is it different from other lipsticks?? Well, scroll down!


Price & Availability:

Rs. 475/- for 3.9 gms

Available on all the Maybelline Counters and online.

About The Product:

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Just Bitten Lip Flush allows you to perfect the gradient lip with just one swipe. Create the most captivating gradient lips with its unique three-tone colors which are infused with natural food grade pigments. This ultra creamy formula provides up to 12 hours moisture.

  • Leave a sensuous finish.
  • Infused with shea butter for 12 hours moisture.
  • It is extremely light weight
  • Contains natural food grade pigments.

How To Use?

  • Apply upper lip with the darkest shade faced downwards.
  • Then, apply lower lip with the darkest shade faced upwards.

My Experience with the Lipstick:


Packaging & Texture:

The lipstick has the same packaging like the other Maybelline ones. It has the beautiful color gradient effect going on at the cap, similar to the shade of the bullet inside. The shade number is written at the bottom of the tube but there is no shade name mentioned. Names can only be identified through the website. Overall, a travel-friendly packaging, lightweight and tightly shut cap.

Coming to the texture of the lipstick, it is very smooth and buttery. It glides on the lips effortlessly and it is very moisturizing. The lipstick has a shiny, glossy finish, keeping the lips hydrated and it does not settle down in the fine lines of the lips.

Pigmentation & Shades:

It is currently available in just 2 shades in India.

OR01 Sunset Sorbet

RD01 Rasberry Smoothie

I opted for the shade RD01 which has a combination of 3 shades: nude beige, coral pink and hot red to create that gradient effect/ ombre lips.

The lipstick is perfect for everyday use as the gradient effect is not an overpowering one. It has decent pigmentation but the coverage is quite less. Hence, it might not show up on pigmented lips. It also has a candy like the smell (which I like) that goes away gradually. The lipstick needs to be applied 2-3 times to bring out the color perfectly, however since it has 3 layers, applying it multiple times can make them overlap each other.

After applying the lipstick for the first time, I try to top up the dark and the light shade separately so that they do not smudge and the gradient is visible. If you prefer more, you can add just a bit of concealer on top of the light shade.

Swatch & How It Looks On Me:

Overall Thoughts:

Gradient lips are so much in trend now and the lipstick helps to get it without much effort! I wish they had more shades and a better coverage. However, the shade RD01 looks beautiful and is one of my favorites for daily use. I tend to wear the shade both inside out, sometimes with the darkest shade inwards and sometimes outwards.

It stays on my lips for 4-5 hours, keeping them hydrated. The lighter shade tends to fade first and the dark shade leaves a bit of a stain which is visible for quite long even after the glossy shine is gone. Surely try this out if you are up for ombre lips and want to take a break from all the Matte effects!

Rating:

4/5 (Hoping more shades will come to India soon)