Orange lipstick : REVLON 'Misty Rust' swatches, FOTD and NOTD

Spring is almost here and as predicted by many beauty and fashion bloggers, ORANGE is going to be the hot color this season.

While most people would cringe at the thought of orange lipstick or orange eye shadow, it is actually one of the colors that can instantly brighten up your face especially when worn on the lips. A bright fluorescent orange may not suit a lot of skin tones but there are a lot of other variations of orange which are universally flattering- burnt rusty orange, brownish orange, bronzy orange etc.

This is my take on how to sport the orange lips look.

On a well moisturized face, apply light/medium coverage foundation,  golden/light brown subtle eyeshadow(optional) with brown/black liner, a little brownish blush in the hollow of the cheeks with bronzer on the apples of the cheeks and lastly, the orange lipstick.

I’ve paired this makeup with a simple white shirt and minimal accessories. Whenever is doubt about what clothes to pair with bright/eye catching makeup, always go for white, black, beige i.e neutral colors and keep the accessories minimal. Let the makeup be the star of the show!

Revlon 'misty rust' - Orange lipstick FOTD

This looks is best suited for the day time though it can be jazzed up for the evening by adding a little more gold to the eyes. The lipstick I have applied is a matte shade ‘033 Misty Rust‘ from REVLON matte lipstick range.  Another shade worth having is ‘Sienna‘ from Revlon Colorburst range. Its not a true orange but a  beautiful brown-red-orange which would be very flattering on all skin tones.

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'
Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'
Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'(Top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

Here is the step wise breakdown of the look:

Products used for eyes :

1. Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘102 Gold Dazzle’

2. Essence quattro eyeshadow quad ‘ 01 Ciao Bella!’

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil ’03 Brun Expressif’

5. Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara

Products used for eye makeup- Orange lips look

Steps :

1. Apply golden pencil on eye lids and smudge all over till the crease, apply golden on inner corners of eyes too.

2.Apply a subtle  highlight shade under the brow bone (can also use compact powder here and skin highlighter)

3. Next, apply lots of kajal on the waterline and smudge it a little on the lower lash line.

4. Apply brown/black liner on upper lash line. If using brown in pencil form, apply on lower lash line also.

5. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Orange lipstick FOTD eye makeup

Products used for face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar blush  ‘Just earth’ (for the hollow of the cheeks)

4. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder (bronzer) ( apple of the cheeks)

Products used for face: Orange lips FOTD

Products used for lips :

1. Chambor nude lip liner

2. Revlon matte lipstick ’33 Misty Rust’

This is the finished look.

REVLON matte 'Misty Rust' Orange lipstick FOTD
Orange lipstick FOTD

Nail-of-the-day

Lotus Herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel 'Orange Alert'

Keeping up with the orange fever, this is ‘Orange Alert’ from Lotus herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel. The quality of the nail paint is excellent though the color is not that interesting- its neither completely bright (fluorescent) nor completely burnt and rusty, its somewhere in between. A more apt description would be hanuman ji-teeka orange 😛

Since this is the only orange in this range I would have preferred a more burnt rusty orange shade (like the lipstick).

Have you tried orange lipstick? What eye makeup do you like pairing it with? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Lakme True Wear nail color #D416 Review + NOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing ‘Lakme True wear nail color’ in shade ‘Freespirit #D416 Manish Malhotra‘.

Price : Rs 90

Quantity: 9 ml

Packaging: It comes in a square bottom bottle with rounded edges with a square type cap – the standard Lakme nail paint packaging. The brush if of good quality and application is easy.

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra

Consistency :  The consistency is very good. Single coat gives even glossy color on the nails.  Application of 2 coats further deepens the color.

The only problem I had with this nail paint was that in the bottle it appeared  like a deep reddish pink but on the nails it turned out to be a maroon color- more red than how it appeared in the bottle. Since a tester was not available when I had purchased it, I could not see the shade on my nails.

Lakme has recently launched another range of nail paints – ‘Nine to Five’ long wear nail color which are priced at Rs 180. These must have amazing staying power because the regular range of Lakme itself stays on without chipping for 4-6 days depending on the handling.

Staying Power: I had applied 2 coats of this nail paint without a top coat and it has barely chipped except a little bit at the tips after 5 days.

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra (with FLASH)

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra (without FLASH)

The GOOD about Lakme true wear nail color #D416

1. Sturdy packaging with good quality brush

2. Doesn’t chip upto 5-6 days even without top coat

3. Good consistency, single coat sufficient to give glossy color to nails

4. Reasonable drying time ( doesn’t dry super fast like Lotus nail enamels but not very slow like Maybelline either )

5. Decent pricing for the quality

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme true wear nail color #D416

1. The color didn’t turn out the same on the nails  as in the bottle in case of this shade.

Will I repurchase it? Yes, even though the shade didn’t turn out as expected but I still like it. I like Lakme nail paints and will continue to use them.

Final Verdict: It is a good quality nail paint with even consistency, good quality brush and very good staying power. It dries reasonably fast and single coating required to get desired shade. This particular shade is very flattering to the nails and anyone who likes red, maroon nail paints should give this a try.

Rating: 4.5/5 (for difference in color on the nails and in the bottle)

Have you tried Lakme True wear nail color? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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