Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick R359 Review

Another Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick!!!

Another Red Lipstick!!!

I never thought I am a red lipstick person, but I have so many of them!!!

Does it happen to you too??? That you keep on collecting lipsticks in shades you don’t think you love that much???

Price: INR 260 for 4.3 gm ( Available cheaper online)

Shelf Life: 24 months

Lakme Enrich Satin R359 belongs to the red family of Enrich Satin Lipsticks. It is a beautiful red color, with slight orange undertones.It is quite pigmented in nature, though 2-3 swipes are needed to get an even color on the lips. The color looks gorgeous on Indian skin tones, and works especially well with Indian ethnic wear.

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The lipstick has a smooth texture, and glides on lips very easily. But one has to be careful because of its creamy texture, as it can easily move while application. Also red color needs a little extra care while application. The lipstick transfers, and lasts for hardly 2.5 hours or less. It leaves a stain on the lips though, which at times can become a little patchy as well, especially if you apply it on not so well moisturized lips.

The lipstick feels comfortable on lips, though it is not hydrating in nature. But it does not dry your lips if you apply it over a good lip balm.

Rating: 3/5

Will I recommend Lakme Enrich Satin R359 to others???

It is a beautiful red shade that looks great on medium skin tones. I will recommend this lipstick if you are looking for a decently priced everyday red lipstick, or if you are new to red shades and want to try out if you really like the color on you or not.

Do you own Lakme Enrich Satin R359 as well??? Which are your favorite all time red lipsticks??? Please share with me in the comment box.

 

Lakme Enrich Satin P152 Review

Lakme Enrich Satin Lipsticks have been in the market for a long time. Earlier, they used to come in those dark maroonish purple packing. The packing used to look boring and tacky, but the shades at that time were great for the price, and Lakme lipsticks used to a hit among the ladies. Last year, they changed their packing and came out with some new shades, along with the original shades as well. I don’t have many lipsticks from Lakme, so I picked up couple of shades. The one that I will review today is Lakme Enrich Satin P152.

Price: INR 260 for 4.3 gm ( Though you can get it cheaper online)

Shelf Life: 24

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The new packaging is such a relief from the old. Now the Lakme Enrich Satin Lipsticks come in a transparent and silver combination, with the logo clearly standing out on the side. I will not say that the packaging is classy, but it is way better than what it used to be earlier.

The texture of this particular lipstick is very creamy. It glides on lips very easily, and provides a beautiful creamy look to the lips. It is not glittery or frosty, and I think that is great for Indian skin tones because frosty colors don’t go that well with Indian complexion. The lipstick does not feel sticky or drying on lips, though I will recommend using it on well hydrated lips to get a better finish.

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Lakme Enrich Satin in P152 falls in pink color category according to the brand. In my opinion, the shade is more towards the Mauve shade, as it has lots of earthy undertone. The color in itself is very pretty and pigmented. I needed just one swipe to cover my moderately pigmented lips and get a great color deposit. Now some people may find this color a bit mature. To me, it is a sophisticated kind of mature shade, and not the old kinds. But in case you don’t like such colors, this shade may not be sure.

The lipstick is transferable due to its creamy texture, and therefore, does not last for more than 2.5-3 hours on the lips in its true color. It does leave a nice tint on the lips though, and does not leave the lips completely bare. The shade can further be toned down by blotting it after application, in case you don’t want it too dark. It does not dry lips a lot, although it is not hydrating in itself.

In my opinion, the Lakme Enrich Saitn lipsticks have a decent formula and color pay off for the price. It is a great buy especially if you are on a budget.

Rating: 3.5/5

Will I recommend Lakme Enrich Satin in P152 to others???

I recommend this shade to any one who loves a creamy dark pink shade with earthy undertones. Even if this shade is nit for you, I will definitely recommend trying out some other shades if you have not tried yet.

How many of you have tried out the Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick Range??? Which is your favorite shade of the lot????

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick-Envious Review

Envious was the first lipstick that I bought from Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting range. Just passing by the the Estee Lauder store, I saw this model wearing a beautiful color on her lips in the poster. I immediately walked into the store, asked the SA which shade it was, and bought it by swatching just on my hands and not even trying on the lips.

Price: INR 2300

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The lipstick comes in a classy royal blue and gold packaging. It has a magnetic lock, which makes it safe to carry in your handbag without any worries. The lipstick looks gorgeous in the bullet, and I love this packaging a lot.

Now the texture of these lipsticks is super amazing. I have already reviewed the shade Rebellious Rose here, and Envious is no different in texture than this one. It glides on lips easily, without any tugging on lips, and gives a very hydrated and moist look to the lips. Love the texture of this range!!! It keeps the lips hydrated for a long time, and after a while I even forget that I have anything on my lips, it is super light! It does not settle in the lines nor does it accentuates them.

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Envious is a beautiful red color, which will suit a lot of skin tones. It looked a little more deeper in the poster, but I love how it looks on my lips. It is such a lovely glossy red color, that will add loads of confidence to your look. I totally love this color. It is great for night outs and parties, but if you love wearing red then you can rock it during the day as well.  If you are one of those who have difficulty in finding your perfect red, then I suggest you give this one a try and I am sure you will fall in love with this shade.

The lipstick is very pigmented. Even pigmented lips will need 1-2 swipes to give a true color. It lasts for at least 6 hours, after which it fades away evenly. It does transfer a bit, but for the color and formula, I don’t mind that at all. It leaves a beautiful tint to the lips, which does not look patchy at all.

Flawed or Fab???

FAB!!!!

Rating:5/5

Will I recommend Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks to others???

Definitely Yes. And in case you are a matte lover, they have come up with matte line in the same range. So you can definitely give them a shot if you want.

Maybelline Lip Gradation-Pink 2 Review

Maybelline has been in hyper active mode for quite a some time now. A new product is launched even before we can get our hands on the previous launch. Not that we are complaining! I picked up their Maybelline Lip Gradation, a much awaited launch, in shade Pink 2 recently. Let’s start the review.

Price: INR 500 for 1.2 gm

IMG_0736Product Description (As per website):

“It’s time to experiment with your lip makeup. For the sexy, bold and adventurous woman, Maybelline New York brings international trends with the newest Lip Gradation. Available in 8 bright, matte shades, this double-sided lip product will inspire you to experiment with your looks and bring out your unique style and personality. The color stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop of color while the cushion blender tool at the other end will give a sexy, graded look. For a complete trend-on look, apply color on the centre of your upper lip and use the sponge smudger to extend the color to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip color or a lip liner.

Here’s why you will love it:

8 bright, matte shades

Easy to apply

 Fun, flirty, versatile way to color your lips

 Innovative product with cutting edge technology”

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pink 2 comes in a beautiful dark pink twist up pen packaging, secured with a black cap and a smudger on the other end. The color Pink 2 is a beautiful pink color, leaning towards Fuchsia. The lipstick is super pigmented and easily covers all the pigmentation in a single swipe. The texture is super creamy, which glides on smoothly without any tugging on the lips. This is amazing for a matte lip color. It does not dry the lips at all, and feels super light weight on the lips. Loveeee it!

The only thing I did not like is the smudger. I don’t like the look it gives to the lips, it makes them look messy. But it is great to be used as your regular matte lipstick.The lipstick stays decently for about 4 hours, and even fades away without looking messy.

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All in all, I am loving this formula as well as this pretty color. PInk 2 will be suitable for a wide range of skin tones in my opinion. It is a must try matte formula in my opinion.

Flawed or Fab???

FAB!!!

Rating:4/5

Will I repurchase and recommend Maybelline Lip Gradation to others???

Definitely yes, both the formula and color range is good. I may pick up one in another shade though, since I don’t tend to finish up my makeup.

Have you picked up your Maybelline Lip Gradation yet??? Let me know in the comment box below.

Guilty Bites- Another Shopping Haul

OK. So the shopping bug has bit me. And it has bit hard! After a mini haul last week, I ended up doing a little more shopping this Sunday again. As I had mentioned earlier as well, I shop a little at a time. But I enjoyed my mini haul last week, and I think I am going to do more of it in future as well 😛

Anyways, I bought a couple of things this time, primarily make up related as opposed to last time. Have a look at what I got this time:

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I bought a couple of things from L’oreal. For long I wanted to try out their Color Riche lipstick in shade Black Cherry. This time I took the plunge and bought it. It is such a pretty shade, and the texture felt amazing when I tried it on there. Lets see how it works out for me. Also I am in search for a good sunscreen that does not make my face sweat and suffocate my skin. So I got the L’oreal Aqua Essence with SPF30. I have heard lots of good things about it, hopefully this one works. Lastly I got their Skin Perfect Facial foam for age 30+ as well. I am not much into the whitening products as such, I bought this one just to bring my total to certain amount to get a discount.

I bought two products from Maybelline as well. The first one is the Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow in Orange. I am already trying it out, review will be out soon. I also got the Maybelline Lip Gradation in the shade Pink 2. The texture of these felt amazing at the counter, will review it once I give it a complete try.

And last but not the least, my first purchase from Kiehl’s! I just wanted to browse the store to get an overlook about the products, but the SA was so generous with the samples that I ended up making a purchase. I bought Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 to start with. The SA was generous enough to provide all the samples, especially for their Midnight Recovery Oil, since I didn’t want to buy it before trying out a sample. Look at all the samples on the right!!!

That’s all for now. I am sure you all must have made some purchases this weekend as well. Please share with me in the comment box!

 

Chambor Flowing Lipstick -Fig Rose Review

Lipsticks are a great way to brighten up the face. As I shared with you guys in my last post, I picked up two lipsticks from Chambor Flowing Lipstick Range recently. This range has been around for years now. Though I had no intention of picking up any lipsticks, I was tempted into buying as I was getting two in the price of one!!! So I figured out that there could not be a better time to try these out, and I picked up one in Fig Rose and one in Innocent Rose.

Price: INR 645 for 4ml

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Chambor Flowing Lipstick Fig Rose comes in a beautiful silver tube, with a little bit transparent part, that is great for identifying the shade by just looking at it. One of the reasons for picking these up was the packaging as well. It has a brush applicator, secured by a cap, and a twisting cap at the bottom to push the product out.This lipstick has Shea butter along with other ingredients, which is supposed to keep lips hydrated. The finish is supposed to be matte and long lasting.

Although the packaging is cute, couple of things frustrated me in the beginning. It took me  forever to get the product out to the tip of brush. All I kept on getting was some kind of liquid (probably the mineral oil) for almost 20 clicks. I even thought of giving up thinking that I received a piece gone bad. After a little later, I was finally happy to see the product out. Also you have to be careful with cleaning the brush after every use, or you can end up creating a mess.

You have to very careful with the application of the lipstick as well. The application can very easily go wrong, so you have to do it very patiently. The lipstick takes forever to set as well, which again is not for the benefit of  the impatient. The lipstick tends to smudge when still wet. Also the color looks too glossy when wet, but sets into a matte finish. I think you have to give it like 10 minutes!!!!

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The color is a very pretty pink, with a lot of brown undertones. I love brown lipsticks on others, but somehow I don’t like it on myself. But this color is definitely a winner for me as well! Although it has lots of brown undertones, but it has that freshness of pink to it as well. So anyone who is shy of using brown but want to start using, Fig Rose is a perfect solution. The formula is not too drying on the lips, though it tends to accentuate the lines on the lip. But it is not uncomfortable. Although it is supposed not to transfer, but it does a little anyways. It lasts for 5-6 hours, though it may get a little patchy after eating.

Overall I feel the formula is great with these Chambor Flowing Lipsticks, but only if you have patience. The Color Fig Rose is though to die for! I will definitely recommend this color if you have to buy just one.

Rating: 3/5

Will I repurchase and recommend Chambor Flowing Lipsticks to others???

I may not repurchase them again since I already have two shades from the same range, but I will recommend this particular shade to anyone looking to try a pink with brown undertone.

Have any of you tried these Chambor Flowing Lipstick?? Which one is your favorite shade???

 

A Mini Shopping Haul

Over the weekend I bought a couple of items. I am a kind of person who buys one product at a time, especially if I am trying it out. This time I went a little out of my comfort zone and bought a couple of things together. So I thought of sharing my mini haul with you guys. Here is a sneak peak:

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For skin care, I bought two products. I bought NUXE Serum Merveillance for my face. NUXE is a french brand, and this is the first product that I am trying out from them. It is an anti ageing serum, and I picked one for all skin types. For eyes, I picked up Kaya Brightening and Firming eye serum. I am on a hunt for a good eye serum that can work on my dark circles. Let’s see how this works out.

In makeup, I bought the concealer from Maybelline’s new Fit Me range. I picked up the shade Medium Moyen, though I am not sure if this shade will work out for me. The limited shade range is a total heart breaker. I also ended up picking up two Chambor Flowing Lipsticks, in the shades Fig Rose and Innocent Rose. They were on an offer-buy one get one free- so decided to try them out.

Thats All!!! Reviews coming out soon!

Current Winter care Favourites

It has only been a month and a half of winters so far. Though the winters have not been so harsh so far, still skin needs extra love and pampering as soon as the weather starts to get a bit chilly. There have been certain products that I tried out this winter which have been working great for my skin, and then there are tried and tested ones. So I thought of sharing a couple of products that I am currently loving.

IMG_0348 (1)For a long time now, my staple lip balm had been Maybelline baby lips, and I was pretty happy with this lip balm for the amount I had to pay for it. But it all changed when I tried The Bodyshop Vitamin E Lipcare, and now this one is my absolute favorite. I love how it treats my dry lips, keeps them nourished for a longer time, and has an SPF!!! Absolutely my all time favorite now! Another product that I am in love with right now is the Rouge Dior Baume, and I have the one in the shade 660 Coquette. I am wearing it every single time I step out of my house, and love the hydration and pretty color that it imparts to my lips. Definitely recommended, I am going to try it few other colors soon.

For Face, I am using my tested Clinique Clarifying Lotion after washing my face. It helps to get rid of all the dead skin cells and acts as a great toner for my skin. I also tried out Dermalogia Daily Microfoliant, and I love how it works on my skin. I no longer use a scrub, this microfoliant works wonder for me, and I am using it 2-3 times a week. The moisturizer is my all time favorite- Clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion.

And for the body, I am enjoying using my Jergans Ultra healing, and absolutely loving it. Again a new discovery for me this season, and I am glad that I found it. This is definitely going to be in my regimen for a long time. On the well being front, I enjoy using Forest Essentials Tranquil Sleep every now and then. A unique product, that has really worked well for me to reduce stress and having a restful sleep, needs a special mention as one of my current favorites.

What have your favorites this winter??? Please share with me in the comment box!

Rouge Dior Baume 660 Coquette Review

The winters in northern part of India are getting a little weird.only yesterday I was reading that December 2015 turned out to be the hottest in 114 years!!! And now in January, I am scared that we will see a lot more cold than it usually should be. Anyways, sitting here in my quilt with hot tea in my hands, I am writing another review.

During my last visit to Sephora, I bought a Rouge Dior Baume in the shade 660 Coquette. This is my first purchase from Dior, and after swatching a lot, I finally picked up this shade.

Price: INR 2500 for 3.2 gm

 

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Product Description ( from the website):

“The freshest, most protective, easy-wearing and complementary of Rouge Dior products.No need to choose between lip care and makeup—in a single step, lips are revived in colors with a healthy glow and wet dew-like shine, and drenched in a protective nourishing lip treatment.”

The Rouge Dior Baume is a natural lip treatment. That means that along with imparting a beautiful color to the lips, it also helps to hydrate and heal the lips to keep them in a good health. The packaging of the lipstick is very classy.It is all black with silver accents, and CD is engraved on top of the case. It is also engraved on top of the lipstick bullet.

I bought this lipstick because of it’s claim of being a lip care product as well as makeup. And this lipstick from Dior definitely lives up to my expectations.First of all, the color 660 Coquette is a very pretty pink glossy color. It glides on the lips like a dream, and manages to cover pigmentation on my lips in a single swipe. The color can be further built up by multiple swipes. It has a beautiful gloss to it, and does not feel sticky at all.

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I love how it hydrates my lips the moment it touches them. My lips don’t need a balm underneath whenever I use this lipstick, and stay well moisturized for a long time. It does have a faint rosy smell to it, and it will not irritate sensitive nose at all. The finish is very smooth and light. It stays for about 3 hours on the lips, after which you will have to reapply for the color. But the best part is that the lips stay hydrated for a long time even if you don’t apply it again!

I am totally in love with the formula of Rouge Dior Baume, and the color in itself is very pretty. It is a perfect lipstick to wear whenever your lips need extra care, but you still need that splash of color that the lip balms fail to provide.

Flawed or Fab???

FAB!!!

Rating: 4/5 ( expensive)

Will I repurchase and recommend Rouge Dior Baume to other?

Yes, I will definitely recommend it to everyone. I will definitely repurchase as well, but probably try to some other colors.

Have any one of you tried these Rouge Dior Baume lipsticks??? Please share your experience with me in the comments below.

 

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick-Rebellious Rose Review

I love Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick range. I have couple of these lipsticks, and today I will be talking about the shade Rebellious Rose.

Price: INR 2300

Lets start with the packaging first. The lipstick comes in a luxurious deep blue case with golden highlights. The plus point is that it an additional magnetic click lock. The packaging is really classy and to die for!

20151219_120457The texture of these lipsticks is super smooth. The lipstick glides on like a dream on the lips. The formula of these lipsticks is the best that I have used till date, and I feel it is one of the best formulas available in the market as well. The look it gives on my lips is like a moist lipstick. My lips tend to get dry when ever I apply lipstick for a long time, but I don’t have to worry about it with this range. The lipsticks are hydrating on the lips, and very light weight as well. Amazing stuff!!!

Rebellious Rose is a beautiful dusty rose color. It is a very unique color, that will suit most of the Indian skin tones. I normally feel that certain pink colors wash out my face completely. But this shade is so vibrant and muted at the same time, that it brings a spark to the face. The other good thing about this shade is that you can dress it up as well as down depending upon your mood. It can be worn during the day with light or no makeup, and it can be a night color as well. Love this shade!!!

20151219_121133The lipstick is highly pigmented and long lasting. Even on my pigmented lips, I usually need a single swipe to cover all the pigmentation. It lasts for good 5-6 hours, after which it might need touch ups.

I am completely in love with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks, and the shade Rebellious Rose is my absolute favorite right now.

Flawed or Fab???

Super FABBBB.

Rating: 5/5

Have any of you tried these lipsticks???