Rave Review! Lakme Shine Line Eyeliner~Black!

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Hello My Lovelies!

I had my Property Law exam today and if that wasn’t bad enough it was super hot today like I kept envisioning myself as a snow-woman who was literally M-E-L-T-I-N-G! Then the rain came in the evening and it was nice and stuff but all I could think was, ” You Sneaky Bit*h, where were you when I was M-E-L-T-I-N-G this afternoon?!”

*Takes Deep Breath* O-kay! Ranting done! On to the review! ūüėÄ

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Lakme Absolute Shine Line Eyeliner~Black…I love this eyeliner! This is perhaps my most used, most loved, most repurchased (This is my 6th repurchase) black liquid eyeliner!

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PACKAGING

The packaging is REALLY sturdy and chic! It comes in a black cylindrical bottle with a silver metallic cap. I have never had any issues with spills with this liner. This has 4.5 ml of product in it.

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CONSISTENCY

The consistency is really neither runny nor thick, it REALLY glides on your eyelids in one slick!

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PIGMENTATION & FINISH

The liner is quite pigmented, although its not the blackest of black out there (i’d say its kinda a really, really dark grey-black) but it looks soooo fabulous on!

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Aah the finish… Okay I think some sick d-bag played a poor joke on this guy by giving it a name like ” Lake Absolute SHINE Line”, ’cause there is ABSO-F-ing-Lutely NO shine in this eyeliner. Nil, nada, zilch! When It dries, which by the way is Suuuuuuuper Fast (10 seconds, fast! yeah, you heard me), it dries to a MATTE FINISH!

I can just imagine this poor guy sitting on the counter with all the other Lakme products and the Lakme Absolute Foundation calling him, “Yo! Shine Line! What Up Bro?”

And this poor guy hiding his irritation, but failing miserably, responding,” Yo! Help a brother out! It’s MATTE LINE bit*ch.” Ha!

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STAYING POWER

I am literally amazed by its staying power! It stays on my eyelids comfortably for 6+ hours! After that it cracks a bit. But it is really, really easy to remove. You can get it out with any face wash, makeup remover with little to no effort!

FINALLY…. The Best Thing About It!

It’s the Brush! Seriously It’s THE BEST brush ever! It gives me the thinnest of thin lines when I want in a single swipe! And when I want a thicker look I can just load up the brush a little with the product and it delivers!

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Price~Last I remember the price was Rs.290 ($4.9 approx.),but for some reason when I checked today almost all of the online stores were selling this for Rs.300 ($5) 

My Rating~4/5

Would I repurchase? I always do! Currently repurchased it for the 6th time!

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Maybelline Pink Alert Lipsticks POW 4 & POW 2 Review + Lip Swatch!

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Hello My Lovelies!

Today I am going to be reviewing, swatch-ing and comparing 2 Maybelline Pink Alert Lipsticks ~ POW 2 & POW 4.

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I had ordered the Maybelline Pink Alert Lipsticks from Nykaa.com so I was super excited when these beauties were delivered to me.

But I’ll be completely honest when I took both of these lippies out, at first glance they looked EXACTLY the same, and I was like¬†ye kya hua?!¬†Because of that initial first glance when I applied these two I thought, “Great Swati! Only you can be stupid enough to buy 2 lipsticks which look exactly the same!”

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All that change when the next day (after my panic had ebbed) I took the lipstick out and photographed them, wore them and then got pictures clicked with them, that I saw that these lipsticks were really different!

Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick ~ POW 2

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Pink alert lipsticks are creamy, moisturizing and with subtle glossy sheen. I had to swipe it twice to get the full opaque color of the lipstick, the picture does not do it justice! It is sooooo much more neon and brighter than that!

What can I say about you POW 2 that hasn’t been said before! Seriously, I love this lipstick! I feel like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj’s love child when I wear this ūüėÄ

You know like throw some major attitude around and just walk away with a wave of your hand and a, “LATER BIT*HES”

Pink alert in POW 2 is a true fuchsia color it’s a pink with slight blue tones, or bright F-ing neon pink!

And this shade would look gorgeous on most people! One of the awesome things about this lipstick is that it’s intensity can be controlled and patted down, you can even wear it as a stain!

My Rating ~ 4/5

Would I repurchase? ~ Hell Yeah!

Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick ~ POW 4

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Ah! What can I say about you POW 4? I love you! (I love you too POW 2, but right now it’s POW 4’s scene)¬†

I always really liked the CORAL color but when I wore this lippy I fell head first in love with it! Seriously! I got the above color in 2 swipes (again it is brighter and more gorgeous in person than in photos) and it comfortably lasted for 4 hours after that it started fading leaving a gorgeous coral flush on my lips!

My Rating ~ 4/5

Would I repurchase? ~ Hell Yeah! 

POW 2 & POW 4 ~ Swatches & Comparison

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As you can see from the above pictures :-

POW 2 ~ Bright Neon Pink

POW 4 ~ Bright Coral-y Pink

TEXTURE

Both the Pink Alert Lipsticks POW 2 & POW 4 have a creamy, moisturizing, subtle glossy sheen.

WEAR & WEAR TIME

Both wear completely to an opaque finish, and last easily for 4 hours.

Which one would I choose?

I’d choose both! I love them! But if you want to decide which one to go for then it all depends whether you like a Coral-y Pink or a Neon Pink!

Price~ Rs. 375

Phew! Done!

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FOTD~Smokey Eyes with Sleek “Oh So Special” Eyeshadow Palette + Red Lips with Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick~Mat 5

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Whoever said you can’t rock a bold lip with a smokey eye is bonkers! If done tastefully a smokey eye paired with a bold lip is soooo seductive!

Read on to find out how to rock a smokey eye with a bold lip!

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The Key to rock this look is to choose a bold lippy which is a bit sheer and the color can be built up with each coat i.e. why I found Maybelline Bold Matte~Mat 5 lipstick to be perfect for this job!

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For this look I used :-

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On my Face

1. Benefit Porefessional

2. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

On my Eyes

1. Eyeshadow Primer (Not Pictured)

2. From my Sleek~Oh So Special eye shadow palette I used “The Mail” (bottom row, third shade from the left) all over my eyelid, then I used “Gift Basket” (top row, fourth shade from the left) and applied it over the “The Mail” eye shadow, all over my lid.

Next, I used “Boxed” (bottom row, fourth shade from the left) on my crease and blended it out with a blending brush to avoid harsh lines, I also applied “Boxed” underneath my lower lash line.

3. Eyeconic Kajal~Brown (on the waterline)

4. Lakme Shine Line Eyeliner~Black (to line my upper lash line)

5. Maybelline Falsies Mascara

On my Lips

Finally I finished the look by applying to coats of Maybelline Bold Matte~Mat 5 lipstick and blotting my lips with a tissue.

Maybelline Bold Matte lipsticks retail for INR 375 ($6.3 approx.)

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New Purchase! MAC & Sephora!

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Hello My Lovelies!

This post has been in my drafts folder for a couple of weeks! So, thought I’d post it today!

I had been on the look out for a good M.A.C. foundation and I found it on my visit to the Mac store at Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, Delhi!

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I got the Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in the shade NC 35, The foundation costed INR 1990 i.e. approx. $34 plus I bought a pump nozzle for the foundation because that is not available with the foundation, you need to purchase that separately because a pump nozzle really, really extends the life of the foundation and it squirts out little but adequate amount of product every time you squirt it. The pump nozzle costed an additional INR 500 i.e. $8.5 

IMG_1414-001Then I made a stop at Sephora to pick up some sponges with which I could apply my foundation, I got 2 washable sponges that costed in total INR 330 i.e. approx. $5.6
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I quite liked using this foundation with the sponges for like a week or so, but washing the sponges clean of any foundation residue after each use became a pain!

So, I chucked them and instead got the Sephora Mineral Powder Brush (review to come soon!) which applies the MAC foundation like a dream!

Well that’s it for now!

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What’s In My May 2014 Fab Bag?

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I just received my May¬†Fab Bag¬†and I thought I’d show you guys what I got! Firstly, I love the actual bag! It is so cheer-y and summer-y looking! love it!

Moving On….

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Contents of my May Fab Bag (from left to right) ~ ChapStick LipShield365, LA Splash Proof Eyeshadow Base, Za by Shiseido True White Cleansing Foam, Cornellia Signature Shine Defining Conditioner.

1. Za by Shiseido True White Cleansing Foam (Sample Size)

Full Size Cost~ Rs. 349 ($6 approx.) 100g

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I was really pleasantly surprised to receive a Za (pronounced zee-ei) by Shiseido sample in the May Fab Bag!

Za is one of the brands of Shiseido which was launched in India some time in April last month. Za consists of skincare and makeup products. The skincare products have been launched in India, but the makeup products will be launched later.

I had been wanting to try the Za True White Cleansing Foam since its launch but somehow I never got around to trying it.

So, I was really happy when I saw that the May Fab Bag ! Can’t wait to try it!

I am Excited about this product!

2. Cornelia Signature Shine Defining Conditioner (Sample Size)

Full Size Cost ~ Rs. 300 ($5 approx.) 50ml

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The next product that I received in my May Fab Bag was the Cornelia Signature Shine Defining Conditioner. 

I haven’t used any products by¬†this brand and neither do I know much about the brand.

Anyhoo, it’s just a conditioner I’ll use it and get it over with. Nothing exciting or fascinating about this!

It’s just meh!

3. LA Splash Proof Eyeshadow Base (Full Size)

Cost ~ Rs.895 ($15.2 approx.) 

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The other product I received in my May Fab Bag was the LA Splash Proof Eyeshadow Base. 

This product promises a 12 hour smudge free wear (hm…)

How to use ~ Apply a very light coat of the base across the entire eyelid and up to the brow bone. To avoid creasing, use only what is on the wand. Dab and blend eye shadow.

I have liked some of the LA Splash products that I have received in the previous bags, so I am looking forward to try this.

4. ChapStick LipShield365 (Full Size)

Cost ~ Rs. 209 ($3.5 approx.) 4gm

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The last product I received in the bag was ChapStick LipShield365 , its just ChapStick. Enough said! The only thing that I will say is that the one that I received was messed up!

The ChapStick is in a twist up form and I twisted up the ChapStick only to realize that the twist-up mechanism of this ChapStick was messed up! It wouldn’t go back down and on top of it it crumbles in to this mess on touch.

This is going in to the dustbin!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall, I am not really happy with this month’s Fab Bag, the Za¬†sample was nice but that’s about it! Rest of the things were just kinda blah and lack luster.

My Rating ~ 2.5/5 (.5 only for the Za by Shiseido sample)

I hope they send out some decent products in the next bag!

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FOTD~Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Polish Glam 13!

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FOTD time! I have a confession to make… I have never really been a “lip gloss person”!¬† There! I said it! Normally I would even consider¬†applying a lip gloss is if it is in a Big, Bold, Bright shade! I am a bold lip girl through and through!

So, I don’t know what in the damn hell possessed me to buy a nude-slightly pink-y MLBB (My Lips But Better) lip gloss! But buy I did, Maybelline’s ColorSensational Lip Polish in Glam 13!¬†And boy am I glad I bought it!

Read on to find out what I think about it…

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For this look I used…

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On my Face…

1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

2. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Peachie Sweetie

On my Eyes…

1. Maybelline Colossal Kajal

2. Lakme Absolute Shine Line Eyeliner

3. Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara (Washable)

Finally! On my Lips…

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I applied Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Polish in GLAM 13¬†on my lips! Oh My God! I love this gloss! It has seriously converted me and I’m on my way to becoming a ” Kinda gloss loving person”! I love that person!

This gloss is flattering on everyone! Seriously! My friend got one and it looks FAB on her, hell it even looks FAB on my mother!

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This gloss looks nude-y pink-y on me it looks pink-ish on my friend and kinda pink-y brown-y on my mom but they all look great! Seriously, the colour in the tube is VERY misleading, the colour looks really unappealing (at least to me) in the tube but on the lips! OH MY GAAAWD! (cue Janice from FRIENDS) This gloss is the STUFF!

I mean it has decent wear time and the best thing I can gorge, murder, massacre, monster eat my food and this WOULD NOT BUDGE! That NEVER happens! I went out wearing this gloss for a Belated Mothers’ Day Dinner with my mom and we had Chinese and I ate like a starving infant, still this gloss did NOT budge! Next, I wore this when I went out for lunch with my boyfriend and we had a big lunch, yet again this gloss did NOT budge,smudge or had food on it, no sir, not at all!

So, from the above incidents we can deduce that (a) I eat like a pig! and (b) This lip polish is awesome! The Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Polish (Glam 13) retails for Rs.450 but sooooooo worth it! Buy it HERE !

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Lastly, some puppy/dog love! What can I say? My Boy really loves the limelight! ūüėÄ

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Maybelline Haul from Nykaa.com !

Hello My Lovelies!

I love Maybelline! It is one of my mot favourite drugstore brand! Recently Nykaa.com¬†had a FLAT 15% off sale on all Maybelline products! The shopaholic in me couldn’t help but rejoice when I saw that! So, the next thing I know its 11.30 p.m and scrounging in my bag for my credit card and ordering a ton of Maybelline goodies!

Here I share with you pictures from my Maybelline Haul!

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Here’s what I got!

1. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Peachie Sweetie

2. Maybelline Pink Alert Lipsticks in POW 2 & POW 4

3. Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick in MAT 5

4. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish in GLAM 6 & GLAM 13

5. Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara

6. Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Phew!

Many, many reviews, swatches, comparisons, FOTD (face of the day) posts to follow! ūüėÄ

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