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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My pink lipsticks : Swatches + FOTDs

 

Pink is a color close to every woman’s heart.  When it comes to lipsticks, the shades and hues that this color comes in are endless! -baby pink,  bubble gum pink, coral pink, rosy pink, tea rose pink,  fuchsia pink, , ruby, carmine, magenta..the list goes on. While some of us like to stick to nude pinks, some like their pinks deep and daring like fuchsia and magenta. Whether you are 16 or 60, fair or dusky, at least one of pink’s many avatars will complement your skin tone and give that ‘glow’ to your face.

I was always apprehensive about wearing pink lipsticks and for a long time the only pink in my vanity case was Revlon Colorburst ‘Rosy Nude’ which is a universally flattering muted earthy pink.  Recently, I experimented with more shades of pinks and here is my collection-

My pink lipsticks :

 

My pink lipsticks :L-R: Maybelline Moisture Extreme ‘Coral pink’, Revlon Colorstay ‘Satin Rosewood’, Revlon Colorburst’Rosy Nude’, Revlon super lustrous ‘Grape Juice’, Maybelline Colorsensational ‘Extatic Coral’

 

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FOTD using MAC Blue Brown pigment

 

Hi everyone!

Here’s a look I tried using MAC Blue Brown pigment for the first time.  Blue brown pigment is a duo chrome pigment from MAC with a reddish brown base and reflecting teal shimmer. I bought it as part of a 5 pigment set named ‘Smokey Thrillseekers‘ from the Tartan Tale collection.

It is the most interesting pigment of the set and it produces a beautiful dual reflection effect. It can be used with different bases to bring the different hues of this pigments- brown/nude to bring out the browns, black/blue to bring out the teal shimmer. I have used it with black base by smudging Revlon crayon pencil on the lids before applying the pigment.

 

MAC blue brown pigment FOTD

 

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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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