Saturday, February 28, 2015

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 225 in Sultry - Swatches and Quick Review

Revlon has always given us the best lipsticks, comparable to the expensive brands, for a lower price.

It is a smooth, moisturizing, matte lip crayon.
Thick crayon like packaging, doesn't require sharpening.
It looks red on some, pink on some, on me it is more like a marsala kind of color.
Highly pigmented, covers up perfectly even highly pigmented lips like mine, glides smoothly, very moisturising, long lasting.
Stays good for 4 hours, leaves a tint after that.
Doesn't require sharpening, which is the best part.

A little bulky kinda packaging.
Can get a little drying once it starts fading.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

L'Oreal Colour Riche Fresh as Rose - A Quick Review and Swatch

Hoping the summer comes soon after all the snow and below freezing temperatures.

Fresh as a Rose is a pretty pink shade perfect for summer.

Moisturizing although I am not too impressed with the pigmentation, the lip swatch below is like a 5-6 swipes.

It is pretty sheer for pigmented lips like mine.

Lasting power is average, maybe 1 or 2 hours depending on what you eat or drink.

I like the shade a lot, this is by far the only pink that looks good on me hence use it sometimes, but otherwise I was not too impressed by the lipstick range.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick - 107 Swatches and a Quick Review

Little late for the review but better late than never.

Overview: A moisturizing matte lipstick in kind of a berry red color.

Pros: Immensely pigmented
         Very moisturizing matte finish
         Smooth application
         Lasts a good 5 hours
         At 6 dollars, the best

Cons: Become patchy after 5 hours, need reapplication
          Can become drying after a while, need well moisturized lips

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick - Eternal Rose

After using this lipstick I don't know why I was shying away from this brand. Simply amazing!
It's a little glossy, highly pigmented mauve pink shade.
Just perfect for medium to fair skin tones.

A quick review.
Highly pigmented, good color payoff even on pigmented lips.
14 hr lasting, I am not sure but definitely a good 5 hours and also survived breakfast, lunch and coffee.
Moisturising, didn't dry my lips at all.
Does not bleed.
Cheaper than other counterparts.

I had to reapply after 5 hours just to maintain the look.
It does however accentuate dry lines.

The last pic is 8 hours after application, no touch ups.

Only two disadvantages, which means it's actually good. Need to get more shades.


Friday, November 21, 2014

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo - A Quick Review

A quick review on Nyx matte lip cream in Monte Carlo.

Shade: A typical blue red matte lip color.

Pros: Good pigmentation hence good for pigmented lips like mine
Very smooth application
The brush applicator perfect for precision
Does not bleed
Stays for a good 4 hours without touch ups after which it gives a good stain
Stays matte without drying lips
Will suit all skin tones
Costs only 3 dollars
Does not transfer after it dries.

Cons: For it to stay longer than 4 hours, touchup will be required
As with any bottled lipstick, it's tough to reach the bottom when there is still alot, hence a decent amount gets wasted.

Overall: A decent red lip color for those who have a budget but want a decent lipstick with average staying power.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mac Ruby Woo - swatches & review

'A perfect red for all occasions': should be the tag line for this lipstick.
MAC has always aced with their range of lipsticks.
Matte red can never go out of style and this is the perfect blue red.
From the reviews that I have done, anyone can assume that I am a fan of red lipsticks.
I used to keep on looking for 'That' perfect red. And the search ended when I found this beautiful red.
Without blabbing on how much I love this product, I will skip to the quick review.
A perfect blue tone red.
Makes your teeth look whiter.
Highly opaque, even for pigmented lips.
Lasts for 5 hours without any touch ups after which it gives a nice tint to the lips.
It does not bleed, although you need a liner for that perfect look.
Since it is matte finish, it can dry your lips, although I didn't have that trouble since I always scrub and moisturize beforehand ).
Application is a little tedious since it does tug a little. 
Brush application gives the perfect lips you want, but yes with a brush.

The last picture shows how clumsily I applied, but this is directly through the bullet. With brush you can get a perfect application.

Although there are many cons, I still reach out for this lipstick as I can wear this to office and also to a party without bothering about touch ups.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BB Cream - Rimmel 9 in 1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup - A Quick Review and Swatches

Hello Everyone,

My first review on a BB cream.

After going through so many reviews online, I finally short listed two brands for BB cream, Maybelline and Rimmel.

I went to buy Maybelline since it was my first choice, but the drugstore didn't have the shade I wanted, so I ended up buying Rimmel.


- Gives light to medium coverage with a primer beneath it, what I actually wished for my everyday routine.
- It has a SPF of 25, a BB cream with SPF always helps.
- Makes the skin very soft.
- It's cheaper compared to other BB creams. It costs around 6-7 dollars.
- It brightens the skin a little, subtle not ghostly like.


- Limited range of shades.
- Not very cream like, I actually have to mix a lotion with it to blend it flawlessly on my skin. Not very convenient considering that a BB cream needs tperfect in blending.
- Someone who wants a heavy coverage will be disappointed.
- Staying power is average, it lasts me only 4-5 hours.

Overall, considering there are a lot of drugstore brands offering BB cream, I would definitely try something else, probably the Maybelline brand.