My M.A.C eye shadows- Swatches

MAC eye shadows I own-

1. Cranberry (frost finish reddish pink with bluish undertone)

This was my first MAC eyeshadow along with Amber lights. A very versatile pink shade, more on the dramatic side, can be used for a variety of looks. I’ve worn it paired with purple HERE, with MAC siahi HERE and HERE

2. Plum dressing (true purple-plum shade with veluxe pearl finish)

3. Twinks (deep plum brown shade- darker than sable, with veluxe pearl finish)

4. Amber lights (peachy golden-bronze)

Very flattering golden/bronze shade. Have worn it with brown in the crease HERE.

5. Sable (medium plum brown with taupe undertone with  frost finish)

 

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Red smokey eye look with Coastal Scents 88 Palette + FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a red smokey eye look using Coastal Scents 88 palette.

For this look, I’ve paired softly smoked red smokey eye with maroonish red lipstick in one look and red-pink lipstick in another with a little bronzer applied at the apples of the cheeks.

I’ve paired this makeup with a simple white top to avoid any color clashes.

Red smokey eye with maroon red lips FOTD
Red smokey eye with pink-red lips FOTD
Red smokey eye

Products used for eyes :

1. BeYu eye base (not pictured)

2. Bourjois Kohl and contour eye pencil #03 Brun Expressif (dark brown shade)

3. Coastal Scents 88 original palette (encircled shades)

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. Brushes- Faces eyeshadow brush, MAC 222(For blending), unbranded angular brush

Coastal Scents 88 palette- shadows used for red smokey eyes

Red shade- all over lid

Light peachy shade- Browbone, inner corner

Dark brown shade(Appearing dark grey in the picture)- Crease, lower lash line

Red smokey eye

Steps-

1. Prime eyes using primer/base and apply brown eye pencil all over lid and smudge.

2. Apply red eyeshadow all over lid.

3. Using blending brush, smoke out and blend the red eye shadow at the crease using dark brown eye shadow.

4. Apply highlight shade (light peach shade used here) under brow bone and inner corner. Blend with the crease color.

5. Apply lots of brown kohl on water line, smudge at lower lash line using angular/pencil brush.

6. Finish with lots of mascara. (I’ve skipped eye liner here as I prefer smokey eye looks without eye liner)

Finished eye makeup – Red Smokey eye look

Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye

Products used for face-

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation #06

2. Chambor Silver Shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Revlon Bronzer

4. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC45.5

5. Brushes- The Body Shop face and body brush, Vega blush brush

6. The Body Shop sponge (for foundation)

Products used for face- red smokey eye look

Products used for lips-

1. Nivea fruity shine ‘pomegranate’

2. Lakme aquashine ‘Sangria’

3. Maybelline color sensational ‘Hooked on Pink’

For maroon red lips- Lakme aquashine ‘Sangria’

For red-pink lips- Lakme aquashine ‘Sangria’ + Maybelline color sensational ‘Hooked on Pink’

Nivea fruity shine lipbalm 'pomegranate', Lakme Aquashine lip color 'Sangria'
Maybelline color sensational 'Hooked on Pink'

Finished look-

Red smokey eye FOTD
red smokey eye FOTD
red smokey eye FOTD

What lipstick would you pair with red smokey eyes? Let me know your commentd by replying below.

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Spring/Summer look#3 : Parrot green smokey eyes FOTD

Hi everyone!

My coastal scents 88 original palette arrived finally and here is a quick look I did today.
This a parrot green smokey eye look paired with dusty pink lipstick and bronzer on the cheeks.

On a well moisturized face, apply light foundation , set it with compact and apply a little bronzer on the cheeks. For the eyes, prime the lids and apply MAC Smolder and smudge, apply parrot green eye shadow on outer 2/3rd of lid, lime green on inner 1/3rd and blend at crease with dark brown eye shadow. Apply black liner on upper lash line and finish off with a coat of mascara. Apply dusty pink or peach lipstick on the lips.

This is the finished look –

parrot green smokey eye FOTD
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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 😛 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 – all 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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