Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick : 'Hooked on Pink' swatch, review and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in shade “Hooked on Pink”.

Price: Rs 299

Quantity : 4.2 g

Maybelline color sensational lipsticks are one of the best lipsticks among the drugstore brands available today. Ever since they launched, they’ve been a popular pick for young girls and women alike because of their wide variety of shades and decent quality and an affordable price.

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"

The shade I have is #65 Hooked on Pink which is a warm fuchsia shade definitely on the brighter side but a more wearable fuchsia for Indian skin tones because of a warm undertone. It is one the shades that I reach out for the most these days. It brightens up my face and I can wear it without foundation and eye makeup too. One of my must-have shades for the summer!

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"
maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"
Maybelline colorsensational Hooked on Pink
maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink" swatch ( L-R : Swiped once, swiped 3-4 times)

The GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks –

1. Sturdy and chic packaging- I like carrying it with me and doing touch ups cos of this reason ūüėõ Easy to spot the shade due to colored sticker at the end of the lipstick.

2. Decent moisturization though not as much as Chambor lipsticks.

3. Reasonable staying power of 2-3 hours . Leaves behind tint on fading. Lasts longer if no meals taken in that time.

4. Very affordable pricing and 4.2 g product at Rs 299 . This is one of the biggest pro of this lipstick and one of the reasons why it is so popular especially among young girls.

5. Wide variety of 48 shades to choose from (especially nude shades)

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks-

1. Some of the frosty shades are drying and the shimmer settles in the fine lines and is difficult to take off.

2. Darker shades of wine, plum, brown etc not available in this range as in the Moisture extreme range.

3. Not suitable for dry lips.

Would I repurchase : ¬†Yes! Though I won’t need to. Would definitely try out more shades especially nudes since there are lots of them in this range.

Final Verdict : One of the best drugstore brand lipsticks available, it offers smooth texture, decent moisturization and staying power, packaged in a chic and attractive packaging Рall for Rs 299 and comes in 45 shades. A must range to explore if you like nude shades.  The shade reviewed is a must-have bright pink for me and a must-try for those looking for a wearable bright pink shade but do not buy without trying it on as its not a universal shade and may not be your kind of fuchsia.

Rating :  4/5

Hooked on Pink FOTD
Hooked on Pink FOTD
Hooked on Pink FOTD

Have you tried Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks? Which is your favorite shade? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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How to apply Blush/Bronzer :Photo Tutorial

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Today I’m doing a tutorial on How to apply blush/bronzer on Anks’s request. ¬†Hope you find it useful.

This tutorial is in 3 steps –

1. Contouring (with darker shade blush, at hollow of the cheekbone)

2. Blush (on apple of the cheek)

3. Highlight(on top of the cheekbone)

blush tutorial- 3 steps

Step 1: Contouring

In this step, a darker shade of blush or contouring powder is applied right under your cheekbones. This gives an illusion of depth or shadow at the hollows of the cheekbones and gives a sculpted look to the face. It also gives definition to the cheekbones, making them appear higher and makes the face look slimmer. This step is also called ‘cutting’.

What to use : Any matte blush that is 2 shades darker than your skin tone or darker shade of foundation(though blending with liquid may require a little more effort as compared to powder) or contouring powder (available in some brands such as M.A.C ). I have used Colorbar ‘Just Earth‘ blush as its darker than my skintone.

Colorbar Just Earth for contouring

How to apply : Use contouring brush or any small brush (such as the one provided with most blushes) since the area of application is small. A sponge with angular tip such as the The Body Shop sponge can also be used.

Pull your cheeks in as shown and apply the contouring shade starting near the hairline , moving down towards the lips, following the contour of the cheekbones.

contouring/ sculpting cheeks
contouring cheeks

The blush should sit right at the hollow of the cheekbones and should start at the hairline midway next to the ears and slope downward towards the mouth as shown.

contoured cheeks

Step 2 : Blush

In this step, the blush color of your choice (should be lighter than contouring shade and close to your skin tone) is applied on the apples of the cheeks. To know the location of the apples of your cheeks, smile broadly – the region that is raised and gets balled up is the ‘apple’ of the cheek.

What to use: Blush shade lighter than contouring shade, closest to your skin tone for a natural look. I have used Colorbar ‘Peachy Rose‘. For this step, use a fluffy powder brush or blush brush. The applicators provided with the blushes are generally not the best. Invest in a blush brush for best results. I am using Vega blush brush.

Colorbar 'peachy rose'
Brushes used : Colorbar brush( the one that comes with the blush), Vega blush brush

How to apply : Using a fluffy brush, apply in sweeping motion starting at the apple of the cheek moving towards the hairline in upward slope. At the top , DO NOT go beyond the cheekbone to the under eye area. Keep at least 1-1-.5 cm gap from the under eye area. At the inner side, DO NOT take the blush right up the side of the nose, again maintain at least 1-1.5 cm gap. At the bottom, take the blush right upto where the contouring shade starts and blend it in with it.

blush application

Step 3: Highlight shade/bronzer

In this step, a shimmery/glittery shade of applied to the top most point of the cheekbones where light would reflect giving a ‘glow’ to the face and highlighting the cheekbones- coupled with contouring, this gives a sculpted and defined look to the cheeks.

highlighter application

What to use : Products sold as ‘highlighters’ , Peach-golden-siver Loose pigments or eyeshadows meant for browbone highlighting, shimmer brick, bronzer. I am using Revlon Colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’.

Revlon bronzer

How to apply: This shade is to be applied sparingly and on a very small area i.e the top of the cheekbones. Using an eye shadow brush or small blush brush, pat on the highest point of the cheekbone and take is upwards along the bone as shown.

 

Final look

With contouring –

Blush application with contouring
Blush application with contouring

Blush application without contouring –

Blush application without contouring

For added effect of sculpting, sweep some of the contouring shade or bronzer under the jawline

jawline

What products do you use for the above 3 steps? Which is your favorite blush? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Evening wear look with MAC Siahi and Colorbar Warm palette

Hi everyone!

This is a blue-dark grey smokey eye makeup that I tried today using MAC Siahi and dark grey shade ‘mystery’ from Colorbar warm palette.

This is definitely an evening wear makeup look. With the smokey eyes I have paired a pink lipstick with a ruby red-pink gloss and peach blush on the cheeks with a little bronzer on the cheekbones.

Summary of look :

On a well moisturized face, apply concealer, foundation , set with powder, apply peach blush on cheeks with light hand (since the eyes and lips are a little dramatic) and finish off with a little bronzer on the cheekbones. For the eyes, using MAC Siahi as base, apply taupe-dark grey shade on the outer half of lid and build up Siahi on inner half, blend at crease with dark brown eye shadow, (kajal) and lower lash line(with siahi)line water line (upper lash line- optional). Pair with medium pink lipstick and ruby red-pink gloss.

This is the finished look :

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD
Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette

Products used for the eyes :

1. BeYu eye base

2. MAC Siahi

3. Colorbar warm palette (taupe-dark grey shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (dark brown shade- crease, brow filler)

5.MAC Naked pigment (brow bone highlight, inner corner, tear duct )

6. Lotus Herbals kajal

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette - products used for eyes

Steps:

1. Prime eyes with eye primer. Apply Siahi as base on lid and smudge.

2.Apply dark grey shade on outer half of lid, build up siahi on inner half. Since Siahi is gel based, blending is difficult at the crease and socket.

3. Blend out the crease and outer corner with dark brown eyeshadow and loose powder.

4. Apply browbone highlight shade and blend with crease.

5. Apply kajal and smudge on lower lash line. Apply Siahi on lower lash line with angular brush. I have skipped lining the upper lash line.

6. Apply highlight shade on inner corners.

7. Finish the look with a coat of mascara.

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette
Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette
Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette
Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette

Products used for face :

1. Concealer : MAC Select Moisture Cover NC 45.5 (Mickey Contractor collection)

2. The Body Shop Oil free Foundation #6

3. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

4. Colorbar blush ‘Peachy rose’

5. Revlon bronzer

6. Brushes: Foundation – MAC 188, Blush- Vega blush brush

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette - Products used for face

Products used for lips :

1. Revlon Colorstay lipstick ‘Satin Rosewood’

2. Revlon Super lustrous lip gloss ‘Wrap yourself in Rubies’

Lipstick- Revlon Satin Rosewood, gloss- Revlon Wrap yourself in Rubies
Lip product swatch: L-R Revlon 'Satin Rosewood' Lipstick, Revlon Super lustrous 'Wrap yourself in Rubies' Lip gloss

Final look :

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD
Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD
Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD

Have you tried MAC Siahi? Do you like wearing smokey eye looks? What lip color do you like pairing with smokey eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Pink blue eye makeup with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

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This is a look I tried today with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry eyeshadow. Previous look of my Spring/Summer Look Book was Look #3 Pink Purple eye makeup with matching lips.

MAC Siahi from the Mickey Contractor collection proved to be one the most popular products from the collection. Less than a month after its release, Siahi had been sold out in most stores but luckily I found it tucked away in a MAC store in Shoppers’ Stop.

MAC Siahi
MAC Siahi swatch

Here is a summary of the look:

On a well moisturized face, apply light foundation and pink blush on the apples of the cheeks. On primed eyes, apply MAC Siahi (base  and outer half of lid) and apply MAC Cranberry(inner half of lid) and Liner (MAC Siahi). Pair this eye makeup with deep pink/fuchsia lips for a dramatic look or softer pink lipstick for a toned down look.

This is the completed look –

FOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry
EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

Products used for eyes :

1. BeYu eye base (not shown here)

2. MAC Siahi (as base, outer corner, liner )

3. MAC Cranberry eyeshadow

4. Revlon Berry bloom quad (for browbone highlight shade)

5. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil #81 (waterline)

6. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Pink blue eye makeup - products used for eyes

Steps :

1. Prime eyes with an eye primer.

2. Apply Siahi all over lid as base and smudge.

3. Apply Cranberry eyeshadow on inner half of lid and build up Siahi on outer half. Blending would be a little difficult since its a gel liner and powder eye shadow but the combination of cranberry with siahi looks great!

4. Apply Siahi or a darker blue liner on water line. I have used Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil #81. It is a darker, blacker version of Siahi. Smudge it a little on the lower lash line with third finger or smudging brush.

5. Liner upper lash line with Siahi.  Wing out the ends and finish off with a coat of mascara.

This is the finished eye makeup:

EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry
EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry
EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

Products used for the face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 ‘

2. Colorbar blush- Crimson Rose

3. Foundation Brush- MAC 188

products for face- pink blue eye makeup

Products used for the lips :

1. Maybelline colorsensational ‘Hooked on Pink’ or Revlon super lustrous ‘Grape Juice’

Revlon 'grape juice' and Maybelline 'Hooked on pink'

Final look:

 

FOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry (lipstick: Revlon Grape juice)
FOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry( lipstick: Hooked on pink)

Do you have MAC Siahi from the Mickey Contractor collection? What is your favorite look with Siahi? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Pink purple eye makeup with matching lips

Hi everyone!

This is look #3 of my Spring/Summer Look Book after look#2 with Turquoise blue and green eye makeup.

For this look, I’ve used pink (reddish pink) and purple for the eyes paired with a violet-pink lip color and cool toned pink blush.

On a well moisturized face, apply light foundation, set it with compact and use cool toned pink blush on the apples of cheeks with a hint on bronzer on the cheekbones. For the eyes, apply medium cool-toned pink eyeshadow (inner 1/3rd of lid), reddish pink eye shadow (centre of lid) , purple eyeshadow ( outer 1/3rd , crease and lower lash line) with purple or black liner. Pair this with a violet – pink lipstick .

This may be a little OTT for everyday/office wear makeup but will look great for special events/occasions for day as well as night.

This is the final look –

Pink- purple eye makeup FOTD
Pink purple eye makeup

Products used for the eyes :

1. BeYu eye base..

2. Chambor brown eye pencil

3. Revlon Colorstay eye shadow quad ‘Berry Bloom’

4. MAC Cranberry eyeshadow

5.Maybelline gel liner ‘Black’

6. MAC super slick liquid eye liner ‘Smokey Heir’ (purple shade)

7. Lotus Herbals kajal

8. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

9. Faces eyeshadow brush, angled brush

10. Lakme rose loose powder for blending (not shown here)

Pink purple eye makeup- Products used for eyes

Steps :

1. Apply eye primer and follow up with brown pencil on the lid, smudge using third finger. (to provide base)

2. Apply the medium/light pink shade(3rd shade in the quad) on the inner 1/3rd of lid , reddish pink (MAC cranberry) on the centre of lid and dull purple shade on the outer corner and crease(last shade of quad).

3. Apply lightest pink shade on browbone and inner corners. Blend the brow bone shade with the crease.

4. Apply kajal on water line, smudge it with angled brush using purple eye shadow and wing it out slightly.

5. Apply thin line with black liner and extend it outward slightly. Apply thicker line of purple liner above this line and extend it outward to make a wing and join with the wing from the lower lash line.

6. Finish off with a thick coat of mascara.

Pink purple eye makeup
Pink purple eye makeup
Pink purple eye makeup
Pink purple 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 blushes : Just earth(contouring ), Crimson Rose

4. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder (bronzer)

5. Brushes : MAC 188 (foundation), Vega blush brush

Pink purple eye makeup- Products used for face

Products used for lips :

1. Chambor lip tatoo liner pencil ‘03 Nude

2. Revlon super lustrous ‘Grape Juice

3. Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Star

Pink purple eye makeup- Products used for lips : Revlon Grape juice and Chambor Silk Star

Final look :

Pink purple eye makeup FOTD
Pink purple eye makeup FOTD

Have you tried pink and purple eye shadows? Which is your favorite look with pink eye shadow ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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