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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick “Flat Out Fabulous” Swatch

The Mac Retro Matte Collection was launched last year and it has been a year that I have been lusting for this particular shade. It appeals to me the most from this range and ever since I bought it , I have been wearing it almost every single day ! Yes, every day !

To wear this,  I stopped wearing warmer hued clothes, for it has cool tones and for  the last two months, since I bought it, I have been wearing dresses of colors that look good with this lipstick 🙂

Now to say, after Mac Ruby Woo, a retro matte … this is my second love …

Only swatch for now …  I hope to review it soon 🙂

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Until Next Time 🙂  Take care !

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Loreal Moist Matte Lipstick “Spring Rosette” Review and Swatches

These lipsticks were launched as a part of the Cannes Collection earlier this year. The range has a whole plethora of shades to suit most complexions. The shade “Lincoln Rose” was supposedly worn by Aishwarya Rai at her red carpet appearances to the film festival. The lipsticks are enclosed in side a rose gold outer case , which make them look elegant and rich and one can own at least one from this range.

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The Color: A very beautiful shade of cool  pink with coral undertones. It looks more pink on me though. The color would  flatter fair to wheatish complexions with aplomb and might run the risk of looking neon on duskier skins.

The Texture: Ultra light, silky  and smooth, and can be worn without  any lip balm at times. It doesn’t accentuate the fine lines of the lips, but I would advice proper exfoliation if you have chapped and dry lips. It has better texture than MAC retro-matte lipsticks.

The Pigmentation: Whoa! one swipe and you are done 🙂 , too much building up can make this particular shade appear cakey.

The Lasting: Very good, without fading for four hours and even after that you have a conspicuous amount of color left.

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What more do I have to say 🙂 , a great lipstick ! Highly Recommended!

To sum up…

Pros:

  1. Long lasting
  2. Superior pigmentation
  3. Smooth texture
  4. Non- drying
  5. silky finish

Cons:

  1. The bullet is soft and it is better to store it in fridge, if the weather is hot to avoid melting/ breakage
  2. Might be Expensive.

 

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Product Score: 4.5/5

Price: INR 899

Available easily and even online.

 

 

pr sample. honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

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P2 Cosmetics Matte Deluxe Lipstick “I Adore You” Review

I have reviewed another color from thus range earlier and both the lipsticks have similar properties. To read the review of the other shade click HERE .

The Shade: A Plum Berry Shade . The bullet appears like Mac “Rebel” but it is much lighter and less intense than Rebel, the finish is stark matte that makes it a very pretty color to adorn 🙂

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The Texture and smell: Very soft and easy gliding unlike most drugstore matte lipsticks. The lips look soft and feel feather light. Also, it does not settle in the fine lines of the lips. The smell is not much appealing and might seem like crayons. I do not find it bothersome though as it disappears after some time.

The Lasting: It lasts without fading for about four hours without any easting or drinking in between, if applied on its own with any prior lip priming.

The Pigmentation: Impeccable! It applies opaque in a single swipe.

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I have only Mac Studio fix over sunscreen on my face.

I have only Mac Studio fix over sunscreen on my face.

 

Summary: One of the best matte lipsticks out there, that too at a price which is very less for its texture and finish. The only con is its availability.

Price: INR 2.95 Euros

Product Score: 4.5/5, it appears much costly than it actually is 🙂

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P2 Cosmetics Matte Deluxe Lipstick “I Kiss you” Review

So, P2 cosmetics is a makeup brand from Germany, which offers quality on reasonable rates. The lipstick I am reviewing has an impeccable texture and finish at a surprisingly low price.

The Shade: A bright tomato red. The bullet appears like Mac “Ruby Woo” but it is a lighter red leaning towards orange.

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The Texture and smell: Very soft and easy gliding unlike most drugstore matte lipsticks. The lips look soft and feel feather light. Also, it does not settle in the fine lines of the lips. The smell is not much appealing and might seem like crayons. I do not find it bothersome though as it disappears after some time.

The Lasting: It lasts without fading for about four hours without any easting or drinking in between, if applied on its own with any prior lip priming.

The Pigmentation: Impeccable! It applies opaque in a single swipe.

Summary: One of the best matte lipsticks out there, that too at a price which is very less for its texture and finish. The only con is its availability.

Price: INR 2.95 Euros

Product Score: 4.5/5, it appears much costly than it actually is 🙂

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Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick “POW 3” Review and Swatches

This lipstick is a part of the Pink Alert Range launched by Maybelline last month prior to Women’s Day. An instant hit in the beauty bazaar owing to shades suited to all complexions and affordable price.

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The Color: A cool toned fuchsia pink with blue undertones, a flattering shade for fair complexions. It looks neonish on my warm complexion and doesn’t really flatter me, when worn all by itself. I have to make it work actually 🙂 . Go, for it if you have pale complexion and it would look really nice on you.

The texture: Smooth and hydrating and looks glossy on the lips

The pigmentation: It is not opaque and requires layering up , so I would suggest people with lip pigmentation to use a lip pencil beneath.

The lasting: It lasts for unto three hours without any eating or drinking in between.

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My Take: A beautiful blue based pink for fair complexions. Do look out for it if you want a great pink lipstick on budget. If you are warn toned , I would suggest shades POW 2 or POW 4 from this range. I recommend it !

Price: INR 375 only

Product Score: 4/5

I have MAC Matchmaster Foundation on Face and Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in “fresh coral” on cheeks.

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Product sent by brand but honest review.

 

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MAC Amplified Cream Lipstick “Fast Play” Swatches and Review

It has  been a month since I bought it and savoring it every day, a fresh shade of pink that would complement all complexions. When I entered the store, I had “GAT” (girl about town) on my mind, but I didn’t like it at all, and with all the hype about it, I was really upset. GAT looks very blue on me and makes me look as if I am trying too hard, and I have decided never to buy it. So, I always advise to try a shade on your lips before buying it, there is every chance that you might not like it later on.

So, GAT apart, I swatched the shade “diva”, and am totally smitten by it, it makes me look like a “diva”  🙂 and almost zeroed upon it when the MUA intervened, he suggested I should not buy any shade close to red as I already have quite a few and made me try “fast play” and more than me, he was smitten by how it appeared on me and forced me to buy it. I was still doubtful, so after two hours of loitering around the mall, I again went to the MAC store to buy “diva”. I tried the shade “fast play” again and then found it nice, still I thought I would buy “Diva”, but this time both the MUA s convinced me that it really looked beautiful on me and made me look fresh and beautiful and so, I decided to keep it. I am loving it !!

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The Shade: A beautiful pink with  brown tones  that looks a beautiful natural pink on me as though I have bare lips but better. Also, It tends to appear a deeper shade of pink on warmer skin tones.

The Pigmentation: Opaque in one swipe, the finish is amplified, which I adore.

The Lasting and texture: It is creamy and not drying on lips. Also, makes the lips appear fuller, smooth and younger. Unfortunately, it lasts only as little as three hours on me and is the lowest lasting MAC lipstick from my stash.

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My Take: Finally the perfect nude lipstick for me, and next time I visit the store, I am going to thank the MUA for making me buy this. I always buy one MAC item at a time, that is a self imposed restriction else I would have bought “diva” too.

I feel “fast play” makes me look younger and fresh. This is a great shade for night wear along with dark shades of eye shadows, and makes one look like a diva. I wish it lasted little longer, as it requires frequent touch ups. Overall a great shade to venture into if you are not much into deeper shades, this might be a perfect pink or neutral shade for you.

Price: INR 990/- , MAC has hiked its prices by two hundred rupees now.

Product Score: 4.5/5

I have kept the look simple, Maybelline BB Cream with Rimmel Stay Matte powder on face and Maybelline blush in “fresh coral”. On my eyes, I have only mascara and black eye shadow as eye liner on my upper lid .

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MAC Fast Play Lipstick Swatches

Only the pictures for now 🙂 I shall post a detailed review soon………….My perfect nude lipstick, in fact a MLBB shade 🙂

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Paint the Town Pink with Maybelline New York

Maybelline is celebrating various shades of pink with their new range of “Pink Alert” lipsticks, to Learn more click here: http://bit.ly/PinkAlertProductPage.

Maybelline wants to build on the fact that every girl is a shade of Pink and that the girls should embrace this shade and ‘Paint The Town Pink’. They want to bring to life their shades and assign them personalities to further build on the fact that Maybelline has a pink shade for every personality.

I have created a subtle look to paint the town pink with the following Maybelline products ….

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Eye makeup details: I have applied a muted gold all over the eye lids and then blended the gold with a rose gold eye shadow. On top, I just dusted some rose colored glitters. I finished the look with lining my water line with kohl and finished off with mascara.

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Here is the complete look, I have MAC match master foundation on face and Maybelline Cheeky glow blush “fresh coral” . I have highlighted the bridge of nose and the high of cheek bones with Maybelline Lumitouch concealer.

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p.s: Products provided by brand to create the look.

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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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BOLD MATTE BY COLOR SENSATIONAL LIP COLOR MAYBELLINE

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First Matte Lipstick By Maybelline In India !!
I am excited to try these out, the color palette looks drool worthy 🙂
 
Do check them out here :
 
http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P5024808&catcode=F1_LipColor
 
 
 

 

 

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