Chambor Silver Shadow compact 'RR2 Rose Pale' REVIEW

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Today I am reviewing a product that has become a must-have for me – Chambor Silver shadow powder compact in shade #RR2 Rose Pale.

Price : Rs 725 for compact + refill pan

Quantity: 16 g x 2 = 32 g

Chambor silver shadow compact :Image from website

Info from the Chambor website:

“A compact is a must have for all women of today & Chambor Brings to you Silver Shadow – a magical compact which will give you the flawless finish required in a jiffy.

Chambor Silver Shadow is made up of Translucent Loose Powder which has excellent blending ability, smooth application & gives a silky feel; it also gives a healthy, flawless look.

Ingredients: Vitamin A & E

  • Gives a matte finish
  • Allows make up to stay longer
  • Fresh look in 2 minutes
  • Hides minor skin blemishes
  • Convenient to carry
  • Water resistant – Long Lasting
  • Non-Comodogenic
  • No animal ingredients
  • Dermatologist & Ophthalmologist Tested”

Ingredients : List of ingredients is printed on the backside of the cardboard box it comes is –

Chambor silver shadow compact :ingredient list

Packaging:  The compact comes in a dark blue and white cardboard box which contains a refill pan as well. The casing of the compact itself is very beautiful and classy. It is navy blue/silver  triangular shaped with the trademark chambor rose on the top side and the name, shade and quantity on the underside.  It has a tiny hole at its underside. By inserting a pin through this hole, the used pan can be removed and replaced by the refill pan. the refill pan comes in a transparent polythene cover, further wrapped in a card sheet envelope and a foam-like sheet. It comes with a good quality mirror and a round  puff type applicator. Application is easy and typical of any other compact powder.

Chambor silver shadow compact : Outer cardboard cover
Chambor silver shadow compact
Chambor silver shadow compact with refill pan
Chambor silver shadow compact with refill pan

Texture : It is a compact pressed powder and feels silky and smooth to touch. It it not chalky or loose compressed. It blends very well when applied on the face and gives a smooth, matte look.  The powder has a mild fragrance which  disappears when applied the face.

Chambor silver shadow compact with puff

Coverage: Being a compact, it gives sheer coverage and hides my blemishes and pigmentation to some extent. Can be used alone or over foundation. Very little quantity is required to cover the whole face and neck. On a daily basis, I just use this over my moisturizer and I’m good to go. However, in winters, if I do not moisturize well, it tends to highlight the dry patches on my face but that is something any powder would do.

Chambor silver shadow compact : swatch- swiped and blended

Staying power: I have a very oily T-zone and inner cheeks and it controls oil effectively upto 4-5  hours  and even after travelling and being out in the sun, my face retains a fresh look. It is oil free and non-comodogenic and hasn’t broken out my sensitive/acne prone/combination skin at all. It does not contain SPF though.

Shade selection : It comes in 4 shades : from lightest- RR1 Ivoire , RR2 Rose Pale , RR3 Sable , RR5 Noisette. I feel the shade selection is quite limited especially for duskier skin tones. I am NC 37/40 in MAC and I was matched with RR5 by one SA and RR2 by another. RR2 and RR3 shades are almost similar except that RR2 has a pinkish undertone whereas RR3 has a yellowish undertone. My mum is NC41 and uses the RR5 shade.

Though the SA was convinced RR2 is the shade for me, I applied RR2 and RR3 on one half of my face each at the counter and 4 hours later when I came home, my skin still looked quite fresh and though the shades looked very similar on my face, I went ahead with the RR2 because of the pinkish undertone.

The GOOD about Chambor Silver Shadow compact powder :

1. Smooth silky texture, is not chalky or too powdery

2. Blends beautifully on the skin with minimal effort

3. Controls oil and gives fresh look to face for 4-5 hours

4. Non comodogenic and oil free- hasn’t broken me out at all.

5.  Little quantity is required- comes with a refill pan and thus will last a long time. 32 g quantity and quality at this price is justified

6. Sturdy and classy packaging.  Comes with a mirror and good quality puff for application. It is something I would like to carry in my purse and like to do touch ups with when I’m in company 😛

7. Can be worn alone over moisturizer or with foundation- works perfectly well either way

8. Water resistant- this claim is true, even after being out in the sun and sweating a little, my face still looked fresh and matte.

9. No animal ingredients and complete list of ingredients given.

10. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Chambor Silver Shadow compact powder:

1. No SPF

2. Limited shade selection especially for duskier skin tones.

3. Contains parabens.

4. The mild fragrance might not be liked by some people.

Final verdict : It is great compact for daily wear especially for oily/combination skinned ladies who don’t wear foundation everyday but need something for slight coverage and smooth matte look. It is oil free, does not clog pores and controls oil upto 4-5 hours. The packaging is sturdy, easy to carry and classy looking.

One package (Compact +refill pan) will last a long time as very little is required for entire face and neck. The price might ‘feel’ steep if compared to Maybelline white stay and Lakme perfect radiance compacts but I’d rate this compact better than the others in terms of value for money- at least in case of  Maybelline whitestay UV (which I have used and hit pan).Moreover, it contains a lot of product 16 g x 2 i.e 32 g whereas the other ones contain about 8 g of product.

Will I repurchase this? This pack will last me 4-5 months easily but when it gets over, I will !

Rating : 4.25/5 (for reasons listed above)

Have you tried the Chambor silver shadow compact? Which is your favorite compact powder?

Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Shimmery sky blue eye makeup + FOTD

While winter trends were all about the smokey look for the eyes, spring trends bring us pastel shades in blue, green, lime ,coral and orange to play around with. With spring just around the corner, its time to get colorful !

Inspired by the runway makeup for Spring/Summer 2011  collections,  here’s a Shimmery sky blue eye makeup look using  Colorbar eyeshadow #007 Aqua Marine.

Here’s the final look

Shimmery sky blue eye makeup look

Products used for eye makeup :

1. Chambor dazzle pencil ‘Grey’

2. Colorbar eye shadow single #007 ‘Aqua marine’

3. Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow #14

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (for crease color and highlight shade)

5. Lotus herbals kajal (sorry missed it out in the pic!)

6. Maybelline gel eye liner

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

8. Faces eye shadow brush

Products used for shimmery sky blue eye makeup
  • First, I applied and  smudged the grey pencil on the lids to give a base to the shimmery sky blue eyeshadow. Without a base it appears very light, almost silvery blue.
  • Next, I applied the shimmery blue shadow to the entire lid up to the crease after which I applied the dark blue eye shadow on the outer corner.
  • After applying the dark blue on the outer corner, I applied dark brown on the crease and blended it well with the blue shades.
  • Next, I applied the highlight shade on the browbone and blended it with the crease color.
  • To give a more open look to the eyes, I applied some of the shimmery blue shade in the inner corners of the eyes.
  • Next, I applied lots of kajal and smudged it on the lower lash line using a moist brush loaded with the dark blue eyeshadow.
  • Lastly, I applied winged black eye liner and finished the look with a coat of mascara.

 

Shimmery sky blue eye makeup products- swatches L-R : browbone highlight shade, colorbar aqua marine e/s, chambor grey dazzle pencil, aqua marine e/s over grey dazzle pencil, bourjois #14 e/s dry, bourjois #14 e/s wet, crease color Maybelliner chai latte quad

 

Shimmery sky blue eye makeup
Silver blue eye makeup look

Products used for the lips :

1. Chambor lip liner ‘nude’

2. Lotus Herbals pure color lipstick ‘Peach creme’

3. Maybelline water shine gloss ‘Beige Sensation’

Products used for lips : Shimmery Sky Blue eye makeup look

Products used for the face:

1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40

2. Chambor silver shadow ‘RR2’

3. Colorbar blushes: Just Earth(contouring), Peachy Rose

Products used for the face : Shimmery sky blue eye makeup look

 

Shimmery sky blue eye makeup look

For the perfect spring look, my pick for an outfit for this makeup look would be a simple white shirt, blue jeans with silver earrings. What outfit would you pair with this look ?

Have you tried spring/summer inspired pastel eyes ? Which is your favorite look for spring/summer?

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Copper/Black eye makeup TUTORIAL

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a  Copper/Black eye makeup tutorial using Chambor eyeshadow trio #85 Mystic. I wore this look in my previous post HERE and Neha requested me to do a tutorial for the eye makeup.

This is a very simple look and I have used all shades from the Chambor ‘Mystic’ trio i.e lid color, crease color and browbone highlight shade.

This is for you Neha, hope you find it useful!

List of products used :

1. BeYu eye base

2. Lakme rose powder

3. Chambor eye shadow trio #85 Mystic

4. Lotus Herbals kajal

5. Maybelline black gel eyeliner

6. Maybelliner colossal volume mascara

7. Faces eyeshadow brush, angled brush, Q-tips

Products used Copper/Black eye makeup tutorial

Step 1- Moisturizing and priming

  • I used my regular Neutrogena oil free moisturizer which I use all over face on my eyes as well so that the lids and under eye is properly hydrated. If you use specific cream for your lids/under eye area, you should use that here.
  • Next, I have applied BeYu eye base which brings out the color of eye shadows and helps them last longer too.
  • After this I have applied loose powder all over my lid so that blending becomes easier. I am using Lakme rose powder.
1- moisturized and primed eyelid
1- apply loose powder

Step 2- Copper eyeshadow

  • After dusting a little amount of loose powder all over lids using a fluffy brush, pat copper eyeshadow all over the lid ending at the crease.
2- Copper eyeshadow from Chambor mystic trio

Step 3- Grey/Black eyeshadow

  • Next, take a small amount of the the grey/black eyeshadow and pat it 3/4th of the way on the crease and on the outer corner making a horizontal ‘V’ as shown.
3- apply grey shade to crease and outer V

Step 4- Blending

  • Blend using a fluffy brush along the contour of the eye (in the crease,taking it slightly above) and on the outer V. Take a small quantity of loose powder on the brush, pat it on the area to be blended and then blend with a light hand in a to-and-fro motion.
4- blend it along the contour of the eye
4- Lakme rose powder
4- pat some loose powder on crease
4- blend blend blend!

Step 5- Browbone highlighting

  • Take the golden highlight shade and apply in under the brow from the highest point of the arch outwards till the end of the brow.
  • Blend it with the crease color using more loose powder.
5- apply browbone shade

Step 6- Clean up excess

  • Clean up the excess in the inner corner using moistened q-tip.
  • Clean up the outer corner along a line joining the outer corner of the eye to the outer end point of the brow as shown.
6- clean up the inner corner
6- clean up outer corner

Step 7- Apply a LOT of kajal

  • Apply a lot of kajal on your waterline.Let it be enough to run out beyond the water line to the lash line.
 

7- apply a LOT of kajal
  • Now using an angled brush or smudging brush, pick up a little bit of the grey black shade and smudge the kajal on your lower lash line. Extend it outward at the outer corner to form a wing.
Chambor eye shadow trio 'Mystic'
  • Clean up any excesses with a q-tip.
7- smudge it with the grey eyeshadow using angled brush

Step 8- Inner corner

  • Apply the same highlight shade used on the brow bone to the inner corner of the eye. This will instantly brighten up your eyes.
8- apply highlight shade on inner corner

Step 9- Apply liner and mascara

  • Apply winged eye liner on the upper lash line and top off with lots of mascara. Make sure to apply mascara properly on the outermost corners as this gives definition to the eyes and can easily get ignored.
9 -apply liner and mascara

You can apply eye shadow/eye pencil to define your eye brows .

Here’s the final look.

The copper is not showing up as pigmented as it is in this picture 🙁

Final look
Final look

Have you used Chambor eye shadows ? Which is your favorite trio ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Henna Gold and Black eyemakeup using ‘Colorbar’ Warm palette

 

Hi everyone!

Here’s an eyemakeup look I put together using 2 shades from the Colorbar ‘Warm’ eyeshadow palette .

 

Henna gold and black eyemakeup using Colorbar ‘warm’ palette

 

Colorbar ‘Warm’ and ‘Cool’ eyeshadow palettes each have a combination of 5 unique warm/cool shimmery shades which can be used to create a multitude of looks. These palettes retail at Rs 499 each.

The ‘Warm‘ palette looks like this and the encircled shades are the ones I’ve used for this look :

 

Henna gold and Black eyemakeup look- Colorbar warm palette
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