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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Natural Makeup for daytime FOTD

Hi everyone!

Here’s a quick and easy natural makeup look I tried today which would look great with any casual outfit for a spring day look.

They key to this look is to keep it minimal and fresh. Use a light/medium coverage foundation over well moisturized face with light brown/taupe eyeshadow , pink/peach blush and sheer glossy pink lipstick.

This is the final look:

Day wear Natural makeup look

p.s – My natural eye color is brown. I’m wearing colored lenses here.

Products used

EYES :

1.  Light and dark brown coppery eyeshadow (frost) from Essence Quattro eyeshadow quad ’01 Ciao Bella’

2. Maybelline Gel liner black

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. BeYu forest green eyeshadow (optional )

Products used for day wear natural makeup (encircles shades in Essence quattro eyeshadow 'Ciao Bella'

1. Apply the light brown/coppery shade over entire lid

2. Next, apply the darker shade in the other corner and blend.

3. Apply slightly winged eye liner, lots of kajal and smudge the kajal with a little brown/green eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

4. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Finished eye makeup:

Day wear natural look- eye makeup

FACE:

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

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Colorbar blush ‘Crimson Rose’

4. Vega Blush brush

Products used for face for day wear natural makeup look

LIPS :

1. Lotus Herbals lip balm ‘Velvety Rose’

2. Chambor lip liner ’03’

3. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ’08 Rose Delicat’ (sheerly applied)

Lip products for day wear natural makeup look
Day wear natural makeup look

The lipstick I’ve used here is a muted rosy pink with medium coverage which is buildable- perfect for the day or to pair with smokey eyes for the evening. Review coming up soon!

What products do you use for a casual day time look? Let me know you comments by replying below.

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FOTD using MAC Jigs and Jive Pigment

Hi everyone!

Here is a simple look I pulled together using ‘Smokey Thrillseekers’ Pigment set from  MAC Tartan Tale Collection. The pigment set contains 5 pigments :

1. Naked (warm peach beige with gold sheen. Works great as a highlighter )

2. Jigs and Jive (softened tan brown with champagne sheen)

3. Blue Brown pigment ( Red brown base with reflective teal shimmer .  My look using this pigment HERE)

4. Reflects Blackened Red (darkened red-burgundy base with flecks of burgundy glitter and sheen.)

5. Dark soul ( charcoal gray with silver glitter)

The look I have done here is using Naked and Jigs and Jive.

Jigs and Jive doesn’t show up as tan brownish on my eye lids since I have pigmented lids. I just gives a nice champagne shimmery effect as you can see.

FOTD with MAC Jigs and Jive pigment

Products used for the eyes :

1. BeYu eye base

2. Colorbar eye pencil ‘001 Silver Slate’

3. MAC Pigment – Jigs and Jive

4. MAC Pigment  – Naked

5. Maybelline chai latte quad ( dark brown crease color)

6. Maybelline gel liner

7. Lotus herbals kajal

8. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

9. Faces eyeshadow brush

  • Swatches : L-R Colorbar Silver slate pencil, MAC Jigs and Jive pigment, MAC Naked pigment. Crease color from Maybelline Chai Latte
  • First , I applied BeYu eye base over the entire lid upto the brow bone.
  • Next, smudge the silvery eye pencil close to the lid.
  • Apply MAC pigment Jigs and Jive using a moist brush over entire lid area.
  • Next, apply the dark brown shadow in the crease and other corner and blend.
  • Apply highlighter- MAC Naked pigment on the brow bone and blend it with the crease color.
  • Apply lots of kajal and smudge it on the lower lash line with the dark brown eye shadow.
  • Lastly, apply  black eye liner and finish off with mascara.
EOTD with MAC jigs and jive
FOTD with MAC Jigs and Jive pigment

Have you tried MAC Pigments? Which are your favorite pigments? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Chambor Silver Shadow compact 'RR2 Rose Pale' REVIEW

hi everyone!

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?

Let me know your comments by replying below.

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