MAC Diva Lipstick Review + Swatch!

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Hello My Lovelies!

How have you all been? I hope you are well! I myself, have been rather unwell for more than a week now. Due to being unwell, I have been forced to be bed ridden for what was suppose to be a couple days, but now feels like the better part of a century!

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Anyway, enough with the “sick talk”. I refuse to sit around like an invalid. In fact, I want to prance around like a DIVA! You know whenever the word “diva” comes to my mind, I automatically think about Beyonce (Single Ladies, anyone?) or Rihanna¬†(her new song B***h Better Have My Money is stuck in my head!)

But, today we’re not gonna be talking about those two amazingly, talented divas. Nope! the DIVA that we’re gonna be talking about, comes in a bullet and in turn makes whoever has her, look like a diva!

Yes, I am talking about MAC’s Diva Lipstick! Below I’ve taken some photos of when I had this lipstick on.

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Am I trying to smize or pout here? I don’t know ūüėõ

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(In the above photo, I had just realized that I completely forgot to charge my phone and that it’s probably lying dead somewhere in my room. Oh well!)

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Above ~ a close up of MAC Diva lipstick. Below ~ a swatch of MAC Diva Lipstick.

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MAC DIVA

1. Color

MAC’s Diva lipstick has a rich burgundy red or red-ish burgundy color. Now, I know as soon as I say “burgundy red” you would think that it is a color that loud aunties might wear (no offence to all the aunties, I love you all) but, it’s not! It’s this rich, sexy, vamp-y, burgundy red color that will make you smolder!

2. Finish

The lipstick has a matte finish. Although, it does have a slightly creamy consistency which helps the lipstick to not tug/pull at the lips during application.

3. Coverage

MAC’s Diva lipstick has a very rich, opaque color coverage. It applies evenly to the lips in one swipe. The color becomes completely opaque after one swipe.

4. Stay

On me the lipstick stays 4 – 4.5 hours without eating. After that the lipstick starts to fade into a red-ish stain. If you were wondering if this lipstick would still hold true after you have had a meal? Then the answer to that is : Not Really.

As stated before, there would be a red-ish stain on your lips and some uneven patches where the lipstick might linger, but all in all you would have to reapply the lipstick after you have had a meal.

5. Cost

It costs Rs. 1450 in India.

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THE GOOD

1. It glides on effortlessly on the lips and the color becomes opaque in one single swipe.

2. It’s a bold shade that really brightens up your whole face after application. In fact, I actually felt like quite the DIVA after I applied this lipstick. Not kidding!

THE NOT SO-GOOD

  1. One of the issues that I had with this lipstick is that, this lipstick just sits on the lips. It’s not hydrating and sometimes it can get a little irritating wearing such a lipstick for long hours, a lipstick which just sits on your lips.

2. The lipstick is a matte lipstick, which in itself is not a problem. The problem is that this lipstick has a tendency to sometimes get too matte to the point of being drying.

My Rating ~ 3/5

Mac Heroine Review + Lip Swatch!

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Hello My Lovelies!

How have you all been? I am currently experiencing the full effects of an Indian summer, and boy it’s hot here! As a result I have been craving ice lollies like crazy these past few days. Anyhoo! enough with the weather talk and on with the review ūüôā

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The lipstick of the moment is Mac’s Heroine! You know every time I hear this lipstick’s name, The song from Kareena Kapoor’s movie “Heroine” (you can listen to it here)¬†Main Heeeeroine hooooon¬†(I am a heroine) starts playing in my head! Wouldn’t it be crazy/awesome if Mac lipsticks introduced themselves that way? Cue..¬†Main Ruby Woo hoooon, Main All Fired Up hoooon¬†(no pun intended, okay, yeah intended :P)

But, I digress. Where was I? Yes, Mac’s Heroine. Below I’ve taken some photos of when I had the lipstick on.

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(What am I thinking in the above photo? ~ Dude! These flowers are so fake! They’re Faux Flowers!)

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(Poked myself in the eye with the aforementioned “Faux Flowers”!)

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MAC HEROINE

1. Color

Mac Heroine is a bright violet/purple lipstick, on some it might even look like a red toned purple.

2. Finish

Heroine has “matte” written in the sticker below the lipstick tube, but really what it has is a creamy matte finish. It glides on effortlessly on the lips.

3. Coverage

It has a completely opaque color coverage. One swipe and the lipstick goes completely opaque. I usually swipe twice due to force of habit, but one swipe and the true color of the lipstick gets delivered on the lips.

4. Stay

On me the lipstick stays a good 5-6 hours before it starts to fade into a lovely red-ish purple-ish stain. The lipstick is neither drying nor hydrating.

5. Cost

It costs Rs. 1450 in India.

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THE GOOD

1. The lipstick glides on effortlessly on the lips.

2. It looks good when applied straight out of the tube as it is on the lips, but I also love wearing it as a stain, i.e. I apply the lipstick and then blot it down with a tissue to control the intensity of the color.

THE NOT SO-GOOD

1. When I applied this lipstick, I realized that it has a tendency to stick to dry/flaky patch on my lips. So, it’s really important to exfoliate your lips before you wear this lipstick.

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Well that’s it for now! Namaste!

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks ~ BLACKBERRY & BLACK CHERRY REVIEW + LIP SWATCH!

IMG_4198-004 Hello My Lovelies! Today I am going to be reviewing two lipsticks from Revlon that I have been obsessed with for the past 2 months! Seriously, I have been wearing these lipsticks almost non-stop! The lipsticks in question are Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipsticks in “Blackberry” and “Black Cherry”. IMG_4207-001

(Pictured above from the left: Blackberry & Black Cherry)

I had heard a lot about these lipsticks before I bought them, but whenever I tried searching for reviews or swatches of these two lipstick together online… my search always came up short! So, when I finally tried and tested these lipsticks, I thought I really should review these two lipsticks together!

BLACKBERRY

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Blackberry” is a brick red lipstick with brown undertones. I have never really been a fan of brick red lipsticks, but this lipstick won me over! This lipstick is so soft, pigmented and it goes opaque in one swipe!

This lipstick is completely frost and shimmer free. I sometimes wear it straight out of the tube as it is, and other times I like to blot the lipstick down with a tissue to get a more muted-natural look. This lipstick lasts a good 4-5 hours on me, after that it does have a tendency to bleed a little, but even then it look nice!

My Rating ~ 4.5/5

BLACK CHERRY

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I know It looks really dark in the tube, but when you apply this to your lips the color you get is a dark red with purple undertones. But, when I am not in the mood for sporting a dark bold lip, what I really love to do with this lipstick is to apply it and then blot it down, it leaves a gorgeous flushed, plum-ish stain on the lips!

This lipstick has no shimmer, and last for 4-5 hours. It’s a gorgeous lipstick that has quickly become one of my must-have lipstick!

My Rating ~ 4.75/5 IMG_4213-002 Both these lipsticks retail for Rs.550 each and I love them both! And yes, I purchased them with my own money and my opinions are as usual completely honest! Well, that’s it for now! As always send me some love! Follow, like and comment!

Best BB Creams in India!

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Hello My Lovelies!

For the past couple of months I found myself getting sucked into the world of BB creams! Whenever I spotted a new BB cream I used to get a “ding!” in my head followed by,¬†“gotta have that!”¬†

Now, after having tried my share of BB Creams I have come to the conclusion that there are 3 BB Creams that clearly stand out than the rest in terms of quality, coverage, longevity and texture!

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1. Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

2. Colorbar Perfect Match BB Cream

3. Pond’s White Beauty All in One BB + Fairness Cream

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(A little info ~ Normally my skin tone is NC 30 but due to tanning and other little skin issues I fluctuate between NC 30 and NC 35)

1. Colorbar Perfect Match BB Cream 

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Price ~ Rs. 550 for 29 gm

Shades Available ~ 3 (Vanilla Creme, Honey Glaze & Cinnamon Swirl)

Where to Buy ~ Here!

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm in Vanilla Creme is one BB cream that was really hard to find! I searched online then I searched at Shoppers’ Stop but, alas, I couldn’t find the shade ” vanilla creme “ anywhere! Then finally one day I chanced upon a NewU store and lo and behold they had the Colorbar Perfect Match BB Cream in Vanilla Creme! Ha! I metaphorically wept with tears of joy!

Coming to the BB cream the texture of the BB cream is a little like a mousse/cream combo. This BB cream really makes my skin glow and look radiant! It last easily for upto 4-5 hours on my skin.

The only little minor bump that I have experienced with this BB cream is that since I have dry skin it has a tendency to look a tad patchy on my skin.

My Rating ~ 3/5

2. Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector 

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Price ~ Rs. 99 for 18 gm and Rs. 199 for 40 gm

Shades Available ~ 1

Where to Buy ~ Here!

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector¬†~ Okay, I’ll be honest, I didn’t have very (read : any) high hopes with this BB cream! And I say this only because I didn’t really have a good experience in the past with Garnier products. But, oh boy! This BB cream knocked it out of the park and then some!

Garnier BB cream does not have either too runny or too thick texture and it doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin. It is quite emollient and blends like a dream! It gives me great coverage and really evens out my skin tone making it look presentable! It wears for about 4-5 hours on me.

It is a great everyday BB cream, and it gives a soft glow to my face!

The only drawback is that it only comes in one shade, so dusky beauties might find it too ashy and pale skinned beauties might find it too dark!

My Rating ~ 3.5/5

3. Pond’s White Beauty All in One BB + Fairness Cream

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Price ~ Rs.69 for 6 gm, Rs. 125 for 18 gm and Rs. 325 for 50 gm

Shades Available ~ 1

Where to Buy ~ Here!

Pond’s White Beauty BB + Fairness Cream ~ Wow! That name is a mouthful! Phew! First things first, I LOVE THIS BB CREAM! I cannot rave enough about it! This has been to-date my most used/ most loved BB cream, this was my core everyday base makeup product this past summer!

This BB cream gives me excellent coverage! It is almost like a medium coverage foundation. This BB cream really even out and brightens my skin tone and makes me look radiant!

Since, I have really dry skin I really need to moisturize my skin before I use this BB cream. This BB cream lasts around 9-10 hours on me, so it is really long wearing.

Only con is that it comes in one shade, which is suitable for medium skin toned people which is a bummer since it is really an awesome product!

My Rating ~ 4.5/5

Phew!

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Street Wear Color Rich Lipsticks! Swatches + Review!

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Hello My Lovelies!

This review has been a long time coming! I love lipsticks! I feel that they are a fantastic way to add some color to the face.

When it comes to trying on lipsticks from brands which I am not that familiar with and/or haven’t used before, I feel a tad bit skeptical. I am not a snob in any way but a tad bit discerning.

So, when I heard that the Street Wear lipsticks were making a splash, I decided I had to get my hands on some to know what all the hoopla was about!

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So, I made my way to the nearest NewU store and asked the SA if they had some in stock ad luckily they did!

I wish I can describe to you the exact moment the SA turned towards me, with a box of THE MOST RADEST, AWESOMEST looking lipsticks ever! 

I fell in love with the pop art/comic strip inspired packaging! I decided that i needed them in my love even if it was just for the packaging and for Rs.180 bucks a pop, it was a steal!

So, I bought 5 shades ~ Fire Your Ex, Pink Passion, Crisp Caramel, Mystic Mauve and Very Vampire!

~ Read on to find what I think about each of these shades ~

1. Fire Your Ex

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Fire Your Ex… this has to be one of the most badass named lipsticks ever! Fire Your Ex is a creamy bright tomato red lipstick and one of the most comfortable wearing red lipsticks that I have ever tried.

The lipstick is really easy to apply, usually I prefer using a lip brush when I am applying a really pigmented lipstick to get better application, but I applied this lipstick directly from the lipstick bullet and it did not tug on my at all! It glided effortlessly!

My Rating ~ 4/5

2. Pink Passion

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Pink Passion is another one of my favorite lipsticks from the bunch! It is a really pretty orchid pink-y color!

This is a beautiful pink shade which needs 2-3 swipes for the true color to pay off but when it does it looks really pretty and flattering!

Many even say that it is a close dupe for MAC Flat Out Fabulous, but since I haven’t tried the Mac lipstick I cannot weigh in on that.

It is a really cream lipstick, it applies really easily on the lips and does not dry out my lips!

Only Con of this lipstick is that it starts to bleed after 2-3 hours.

My Rating ~ 3.5/5

3. Crisp Caramel

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Crisp Caramel is a really pretty nude with coral undertones. Crisp Caramel has quickly become my go to nude lipstick! I don’t know how that happened but over the past few weeks I find myself constantly reaching for it.

This lipstick needs 2-3 swipes to show on my lips but after that it stays on comfortably for 4-5 hours.

My Rating ~ 4/5

4. Mystic Mauve

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Mystic Mauve is a true mauve lipstick. Unfortunately, this was one of my least favorite lipstick from the bunch!

When the SA had swatched this lipstick on m hand I had been really excited and I bought it on a whim but as soon as i applied this on my lips… it looked flat. I looked flat! With a name like ‘Mystic Mauve’ I expected something “mystical” to happen!

But alas! Long story short this lipstick lacks pigmentation and makes me look washed out when I wear it!

My Rating ~ 2/5

5. Very Vampire

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Very Vampire, another name that I am a fan of! Very Vampire is really similar to Fire Your Ex but between the two I feel that Fire You Ex is a little more pigmented and vibrant.

Very Vampire is a really nice affordable red lipstick and is great for people who want to try a red lipstick but not go the whole way!

Very Vampire is a great ‘safe red’ for beginners.

My Rating ~ 3/5

FINAL THOUGHTS

I think the Street Wear Color Rich Lipsticks are really pretty and affordable lipsticks with great packaging to boot!

Sure, there are some hits and misses but overall these lipsticks are bang for the buck!

I am looking forward to trying some more shade like Riveting Rouge, Pink Pirouette and Pink Persuasion when I get my hands on them!

That’s it for now!

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All 3 Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blushes! Review + Swatch!

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Hello My Lovelies!

Something awful, awful happened today… I lost my earphones! Yeah, I know! The foreseeable earphone-less tomorrow seems dim, dark and mute!

Anyway, enough with my melodrama!

The thing that I did want to talk to you guys about is my love affair with the Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blushes!

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Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blushes retail for about Rs. 250 each, which is pretty affordable cost for these awesome blushes!

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I own all 3 of the Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blushes not because I am a hoarder but because I was genuinely intrigued by them and decided to give them each a whirl!

1. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush ~ Peachie Sweetie

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This was the blush that started it all! I was in Shoppers Stop just browsing through the Maybelline counter when I came across this blush, swatched it on my arm and instantly decided to buy it!

This is my most used, most loved Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush! It looks so beautiful on! This blush gives my cheeks a really nice peach-y glow!

This is a really great everyday blush and whenever I apply this blush, I get a guaranteed,¬†” Yaar, achi lag rhi hai ”¬†(You look nice) remark!

My Rating ~ 4/5 !

2. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush ~ Fresh Coral

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Fresh Coral was my next Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush purchase. I really like this blush (though not as much as ‘Peachie Sweetie’) this blush gives me a real rose-y cheek look.

But be warned this blush is really pigmented and a little goes a long way! Too much of this and you’d be sporting “clown cheeks” no pun intended!

My Rating ~ 3.5/5 !

3. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush ~ Creamy Cinnamon

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Creamy Cinnamon is my second most used and most loved blush after ‘Peachie Sweetie’.

Don’t let the brown color in the pan fool you, Creamy Cinnamon is a very warm, kinda burnt pink (is that a thing?) color which really warms my complexion and gives it a nice glow!

My Rating ~ 4/5!

SWATCHES!

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You can buy these at —> Nykaa.com

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Product Rave!~Just Herbs Anti Blemish Kit!

IMG_1303-001 Hello My Lovelies!

One of the lesser known facts abut me is that from time to time I get little pimples here and there on my face, which is really annoying but more annoying than that is that when they go they don’t take their marks with them! ugh!

But in February, I received the sample version of the Just Herbs Anti Blemish Kit in my February Fab Bag (read about it here) and I was blown away!

I got blown away so much by this product that I ended up buying full size versions of the products, which NEVER happens! Read On…. IMG_1304-001 The Just Herbs Anti Blemish Kit includes~Blemigel (Anti Blemish Gel), Blemipack (Anti Blemish Pack) and Blemfree (Anti Blemish Cream).

1. Just Herbs Blemigel (Anti Blemish Gel) IMG_1326-001 IMG_1331-001 IMG_1332-001 The Just Herbs Blemigel (Anti Blemish Gel) is 98.2% Natural, Paraben Free and has 100% Herbal Actives!

KEY INGREDIENTS

Indian Madder Root, Furmittory, Chiraunji, Cinnamon, Nutgrass extract, Nutmeg, Holy Basil, Citrus Medica Peel extract, Tomato extract.

Okay first and foremost this Blemigel smells A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I mean I open the lid and its like this awesome Indian-Herbs scent that just wafts its way through! Love it!

HOW I USE IT

I first wash my face clean of any dirt or makeup residue, then I dry my face and on my clean face I apply a small amount of the Just Herbs Blemigel and massage my face with it for 4-5 minutes! The Blemigel being a gel really soothes the skin of any irritation. MY RATING~ 4/5

2. Just Herbs Blemipack (Anti Blemish Pack) IMG_1320-001 IMG_1313-001 The Just Herbs Blemipack (Anti Blemish Pack) is 100% Natural and has NO added preservative color or fragrance!

KEY INGREDIENTS

Chiraunji, Ashwagandha, Indian Madder Root, Symplocos Racemosus, Sandalwood, Callicarpa Macrophylla, Banyan Leaf, Lentils, China Clay, Indian Volcanic Clay.

This pack is a God sent! Whenever my pimple seem to be taking long to go away, this pack makes them go away in just 2-3 days!

HOW I USE IT

I soak 1 to 1 and a half teaspoon of Blemipack in water. And I apply this after half an hour of massaging my skin with the Blemigel.I make sure that the pack is not too runny and then I apply it liberally all over my face and keep this on untill the pack has completely dried, which is approximately 25-30 minutes. After that I rinse my face off with cool water.

One of the really great things about this pack is that it cools yours face when you have the pack on and it leaves a cooling sensation when you rinse it off, soothing your skin a lot!

MY RATING~5/5!

3. Just Herbs Blemfree (Anti Blemish Cream)       IMG_1321-001 IMG_1322-001 IMG_1323-001 The Just Herbs Blemfree (Anti Blemish Cream) is 99.3% Natural, Paraben Free and has 1000% Herbal Actives!

KEY INGREDIENTS

Manjishtha, Chiraunji, Cinnamon, Fumittory, Nut Grass, Nutmeg extract, Citrus Medica Peel extract, Holy Basil, Tomato extract.

The Blemfree cream is an overnight miracle worker (I do the WHOLE Anti Blemish Kit routine just before going to bed!) 

HOW I USE IT

After i have rinsed my face off off the Blemipack, I pat dry my face clean after which I take a little amount of the Blemfree cream and apply it all over my face.

Love, Love, Love!

MY RATING~5/5! ¬† ¬† ¬† IMG_1335-001 ¬† Moment Of Truth….¬†

Does the Just Herbs Anti Blemish Kit deliver? Yes! Yes! A thousand time yes!

Would I repurchase?¬†Definitely! Don’t know what I’d do without it!

Be sure to enter in my 100th post GIVEAWAY! 3 Winners~3 M.A.C Lipsticks! Each winner gets to choose a M.A.C Lipstick of their choice! Click here!

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