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Sleek Blush By 3 “Lace” Review and Swatches

After being in my lust list for over a year now, I am the happy owner of this beautiful blush palette 🙂 and those who follow me, might know how I had to beat around the bush to acquire them. Sleek Makeup is a UK based company that is renowned for its high quality, on budget products. Their eye shadow palettes and blushes are must haves.

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crochet; guipure; chantily

crochet; guipure; chantily

The Shade: The shade is “lace”, a palette comprising of three blush shades namely crochet – a matte peachy coral, guipure – rose gold shade with shimmer finish and chantily – a matte pinkish coral. Out of the three, the shade “guipure” is a close dupe of Nars Orgasm and Sleek single blush “rose gold”. Also, the shade “crochet” is a dupe of Sleek single blush “pan tao”.

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crochet; guipure; chantily

 

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The Texture : Impeccable like all other Sleek Blushes. I guess I need not say more 🙂

The Pigmentation: The shades are highly pigmented and are best applied lightly, though can be built up as required.

The lasting: Lasts for up to four hours and then gradually fade.

The below pictures has me wearing the shade “crochet” from the palette ………. and the foundation is MAC Matchmaster and Lipstick is Colorbar “burnt orange”…

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My Take: According to me this is the best of all the blush by 3 powder palettes, a optimum mix of shades suitable for day and night wear. Also, the shades are great for the Indian complexion, it would equally look good on light to dusky skin tones. The name “lace” appears as though the shades might be light and pastel type, but it is not, in fact such colors are the best for Indian skin tones.

I absolutely recommend it to everyone, the shades are universally flattering and suitable for all skin tones.

Price: $ 14.99 at their website, I feel it is worth the price.

Product Score: 5/5

 

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MAC Cremesheen Lipstick “Crosswires” Review and Swatch

Finally after a long spell of doubt, about over a year, Crosswires ! …… you are mine! and you make me happy every time I see you 🙂

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On a lovely weekend evening, I visited MAC,  one and half years ago to buy my first MAC, and had Crosswires in my mind ….. I swatched it …alas, I look like a bling doll, oh so neon on me and I am all washed out ….With a heavy heart, I ruled it out and bought “Ruby Woo” instead, which was my first MAC 🙂

Then I visited MAC so many times, afternoon, evening, after dusk …………..every time I tried Crosswires ,  no avail, crosswires washes me out, it is not for me perhaps …. I could not even curse the shade for it being  ugly, which was the worst thing 🙂

Then two months back, I tried it on a morning at around 11 AM, I had only studio fix powder and kohl on my eyes, and I was surprised to realize that crosswires suits me, thanks to the SA who cemented it ….. Finally convinced …though still skeptical… it was mine last Monday .

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The shade: A coral pink lipstick, which should suit fair to medium skin tones. I would advise you all to try it in the store before buying.

The Texture: It belongs to the cremesheen range of MAC lipsticks. It is not drying and moisturizing enough but tends to settle in the fine lines and the lips need to be well prepared before application.

The pigmentation: Very much pigmented though not like the mattes from MAC, goes opaque in two swipes when applied lightly.

The lasting: Lasts long upto five hours and then gradually fading to a stain.

My Take: Love it ! It should look good at all times during the day and makes a good weekend wear. The color would gel well with White, Navy Blue, Black, and floral outfits when paired with a coral blush. Also, it would complement heavy smokey eyes or simply kohl lined eyes alike. The only con is that it settles on the lines of the lips and the lips need to be well ex-foliated prior to its use.

I have only MAC Studio-Fix Powder, NYX “mocha” blush and Crosswires on my face…

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Price: INR 990

Summary: Highly Recommended. If you are looking for a wearable coral, do check this out but do try it before buying. I would advise you to try it in the morning at the store.

Product Score: 4.5/5

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Jordana Blush “Coral Sandy Beach” Review

Its a US based brand, which is  affordable and quality is in sync with the price. Not all of their products are good, but their blushes are commendable.  I got it from “cherryculture” about a year back.

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The Shade : A very beautiful coral with golden shimmers which are very fine. The shade is touted to be a dupe of Benefit’s corallista . It would suit suit all complexions except very dark skin.

The texture : Very soft and fine, though it tends to harden over time but can be applied with a brush. I am amazed at the quality offered for the price.

The Lasting and pigmentation: Very good , lasts easily on prepared face for four hours. I am happy 🙂 Also, the pigmentation is medium and it can be built up without fail.

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My Take : I love this blush and reach out for it whenever I go out in the evenings. It makes the face glow 🙂 The price and quality is great and it is a must have blush from Jordana. Great pigmentation, staying power and texture comparable to high end blushes.

I have reviewed two more shades here and here.

Price: $ 2.99

Product Score: 4/5

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Loreal Paris Color Riche Nail Polish “so chic pink” Review and Swatches

So, this is apart of the recently launched Cannes Collection by Loreal Paris. A nail paint with built in top coat which provides a greater lastability and increased shine.

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The shade: A deep Coral which has more of orange in it . If you compare with Colorbar “autumn rose“, this is more deeper and bright. The shade shall flatter fair to medium complexions.

The texture and finish: Very smooth and glossy. It is not at all streaky and applies really neat. The finish is glossy, as though you have a top coat on. This is the usp of these nail paints.

The lasting: It lasts effortlessly for two days , after which it starts to chips off the ends. Keeping in view the claim of top coat and price, I wish it lasted longer:)

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Price: INR 220 for 5 ml

Summary: Well, a decent nail polish. If you are fine with the cost factor, go for it 🙂

Product Score: 3.5/5

Product sent by the company for review, and I tried to be absolutely honest about it.

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Colorbar Nail Polish “Autumn Rose” Swatch and Review

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A very very pretty Coral with Pink undertones. Its so pretty that I cannot take my eyes off it 🙂 This would flatter fair to medium dusky complexion and a great Color to pair with Grey, Black, White and Floral dresses . If you love corals, grab it !

The lasting, texture , finish are all awesome. Oh , I am in love 🙂

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Summary: Highly Recommended 1 Great shade for Fair to medium complexions.

Product Score: 4/5

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