Tuesday, 30 August 2016

KRYOLAN 12 COLORS DERMACOLOR CAMOUFLAGE CREME PALETTE Review, Swatches and FOTD

Kryolan is a brand that has never disappointed me. To me it is a brand that has an "experienced" vibe to it. Till now, every product that I have tried from this brand has made me happy.
So today I am going to review a pallet from this brand. It is DERMACOLOR CAMOUFLAGE CREME 12 COLORS PALETTE. Read to find out more about it.


Kryolan says:-
Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Palette with 12 colors is ideal for professional use. Dermacolor Camouflage Creme is an especially highly pigmented make-up which is designed to correct and cover skin disfigurements, discolorations and tattoos. It is especially suitable for face and neck. With proper use of the Dermacolor Camouflage System skin abnormalities can be easily corrected. Once Dermacolor Camouflage Creme is fixed using Fixing Powder and Fixing Spray it will be waterproof and protects the skin against damaging UV radiation. It could last even under extreme conditions like swimming, heat and physical strain. It is available in an extensive range of shades and those are intermixable which gives the make-up a natural appearance when applied correctly. Those palettes can be refilled individually by using Dermacolor Refills. ECARF certified.

PALLETE SET:-
Palette A
Palette B
Palette C
Palette Caribbean

Packaging:-
The 12 colors come housed in a no fuss tin box. After you finish any shade you can easily refill individually by using Dermacolor refills.




Colors:-
There are 12 colors and you can mix and match to get your desired shade.


 Usage:-
This is an all in one pallet. From using it as a foundation to correcting and concealing, from cream highlighting to contouring, you can do every possible “makeup” thing with this pallet.

Texture and Finish:-
All of them come in a creamy, smooth texture. But once in a while if you feel the consistency is stiff, just warm it up first on the back of your hand or mix it with a tiny drop of moisturizer. Prepping is very important when using these. The product will not spread or blend if you have dirty, non-moisturised skin. It settles into a matte finish and is waterproof.

Pigmentation:-
These are heavily pigmented. They contain 38% pigment concentrate as opposed to 7% that others have. So a tiniest amount is needed. It can be build up easily so its advisable to go light at first, then build up if necessary. 




Staying Power:-
The creams need to be set with a powder, and once set properly, they don’t move easily. They are waterproof and stay 10+ hours on me. However, touch up with powder is necessary after few hours to avoid creasing.


What I Like about DERMACOLOR CAMOUFLAGE CREME PALETTE 12 COLORS :-
  • Multi-purpose cream. 
  • Cover dark circles, pigmentation, scars, marks and any flaws like magic. They can cover up tattoos too.
  • Wide variety of shades to choose from.
  • Soft, creamy texture.
  • Settles into matte finish.
  • Waterproof.
  • Stays super long.
  • Heavily pigmented.
  • Only a tiny bit of amount is need, so the product will last for ages
  • no testing no animals. Yay!
  • Clinically tested.
  • Total value for money.
  • Can be refilled individually, easily.
  • Available at Kryolan stores worldwide. They are available at random cosmetic shops as well.

What I don’t like about DERMACOLOR CAMOUFLAGE CREME PALETTE 12 COLORS:-
  • It is very easy to get overboard, cakey with these.

Final Thoughts:-
These are great for problem skin, oily skin, and normal skin and for everyone except excessively dry skin. They are good for all climates and environments too. The multi-purpose cream is great as foundation, corrector, concealer, cream highlighter, contour product. You name it, they can do it. :D
On my normal skin, it works great and I am totally happy with the results..
Used only Derma Pallet for base; as foundation, corrector, concealer highlighter and contour cream.



Rating:-
4.5/5 


So have you tried any of Derma Camouflage cream? Let us know..

Friday, 26 August 2016

Coloressence High Pigment Matte Pencil- Seduction and Coral Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Hello my gorgeous ladies,

How are you all doing?

Many of you have been asking me the reason of my absence from the blogging world. Well, I have been super busy lately. New life in Mumbai is really fun, happening and yes, exhausting. I have to travel 6 hours each day and trust me, travelling in Mumbai suburban trains is absolutely tell-a-tale.
Anyway back to today’s post. I’ll be doing quick reviews of 2 Coloressence High Pigment Matte Pencils. They areSEDUCTIONand CORAL


Coloressence says:
Color your lips with this richly pigmented color stylist lip pencil that has long lasting formula containing anti-oxidants and vitamins. Having staying power of up to 12 hours. It keeps the lips hydrated and smooth.

Price:-
450 INR for 3 
g/0.1 oz

Packaging:-
They come in color-coded, twisted chubby lip pencil form. The cap shuts snugly and thus is travel-friendly. The pencil carries all the necessary product information.

SHADES:-

Seduction:-  It is a super gorgeous and sultry red with prominent warm undertones. 


Coral:- A true shade of coral. Looks super pretty and is very wearable. It would suit a wide range of complexions without the fear of looking washed out.


TEXTURE and FINISH:-
Both of them have beautiful creamy texture and feel light on lips. The finish they render isn't exactly matte at first, but don’t get disappointed; wait for a while and you will have gorgeous matte finish which will not move throughout the day. They never feel drying on lips.


PIGMENTATION and STAYING POWER:-
Both of them are well pigmented, especially “Seduction”, it is crazily pigmented. The staying power of seduction is 8+ hours. The color looks fresh and gorgeous even after hours and hours of application. It leaves a very strong tint behind. “Coral stayed on me for about 4 hours and left a pretty pink stain behind. But "
Coral" doesn't stay more than 2 hours on my friend. Strange, ehh..!!



Summing up my LIKES and DISLIKES:-

What I Liked about Coloressence High Pigment Matte Pencil in Seduction and Coral:-
  • Beautiful colors.
  • Soft and smooth texture.
  • Feather-light.
  • Glides well without tugging or pulling lips.
  • Settle in comfortable matte finish.
  • Don’t dry out lips.
  • Well pigmented.
  • Seduction stays really long.
  • Decent packaging.

What I Don’t Like about Coloressence High Pigment Matte Pencil in Seduction and Coral:-
  • Removing the stain of “Seduction” is a task.
  • "Coral" doesn't last that long.
  • Coral” looks patchy after the first meal.


FINAL THOUGHTS:-
I didn't expect much from Coloressence while trying these two; but I am truly happy with “Seduction”, it is worth the buy.

Ratings:-"Seduction" - 4/5
"Coral"- 3/5



So have you ever used any Coloressence High Pigment Matte Pencil? Let us know..

Friday, 5 August 2016

LAKME Enrich Matte Lipstick RM15 Review, Photos and Swatches

Hello everyone,

Today I am here with a review of another newly launched Lakme Enrich matte rut, clipstick. Hope you have already checked the review of PM15. if not, click Here.
Basically there are 20 shades categorized into 5 shade families, i.e. Red Matte (RM), Pink Matte (PM), Orange Matte (OM) WM (Wine Matte), and BM (Brown Matte). You can check the swatches of all the shades 
here. I have bought two from the range and the one I am going to review today is from their Red Matte (RM) family and the shade number is 15. This time I stepped out of my comfort zone and picked a shade that I normally wouldn't even imagine myself wearing.



There is a dearth of budget friendly matte lipsticks in India. Not every time we can spend hundreds and thousands of rupees on a matte lipstick to suit our wants and needs, isn’t it? So naturally I was very much eager to lay my hands on these beauties.

So let us see if Lakme could come up to my expectations or not…

Price:
295 INR

Packaging:-
The lipstick comes housed in a plastic silver case with a clear cap. The bullet case further comes inside a shiny silver box. I didn’t like the packaging much as it looks more like a tester.


Color:-
A sultry, dark rose red. The color is gorgeous; it is bold and is very beautiful.




Texture and Finish:-
Soft, smooth and glides beautifully. It goes without tugging or pulling. But when you try to layer, it becomes streaky and ends up in uneven application. I ended up having patchy color all over my lips and chunky pigments deposited in my lip lines. It was not that my lips were dry and non-exfoliated. See...even the hand swatch is patchy.
When applied freshly it has a satiny, semi- matte finish and about 20 minutes later it settles into a matte finish.

Color Payoff and Staying Power:-
Insanely pigmented and one swipe is enough for the full coverage. It stayed for about 7 hours on my lips with food and drinks in between. After that it left a dark tint behind. The tint can only be removed with a makeup remover.


Summing up my Likes and Dislikes:-

LIKES:-
  • Beautiful color.
  • Soft texture.
  • Feels light on lips.
  • Gorgeous, comfortable matte finish.
  • Opaque in one swipe.
  • Stays pretty long.
  • Budget friendly.
  • Easily available.
DISLIKES:-
  • The smell. It reminds me of a cough syrup I used to hate during my childhood days.
  • The packaging could be improved.
  • Becomes streaky, patchy when layered.
  • Sinks into lip lines.
Final Thoughts:-
Lakme has done a really commendable job in shade selection this time. From reds, pinks, oranges to browns, wine and purples, they are available in a palette of 20 vibrant and trendy shades.
Talking about
 RM15, the color is gorgeous; settles into a matte finish and stays long. And the best part is it doesn’t burn your pocket. But it gives uneven coverage and sinks into lines terribly. Prepping lips doesn’t help either.



Recommendation?!!
We don’t get good, affordable matte lipsticks in India and this one solves the problem. So if you want a great matte lip color that comes at an unbeatable drugstore price and that doesn’t make your lips feel like deserts then this range is for you. But I recommend the other colors of this range, not this one.




Rating:
3/5

Monday, 1 August 2016

LAKME Enrich Matte Lipstick PM15 Review, Photos and Swatches

Hello everyone,

Today I am here with a review on the newly launched Lakme Enrich matte lipsticks. Over all there are 20 shades categorized into 5 shade families, i.e. Red Matte (RM), Pink Matte (PM), Orange Matte (OM) WM (Wine Matte), and BM (Brown Matte). You can check the swatches of all the shades here. I have bought two from the range and the one I am going to review today is from their Pink Matte (PM) family and the shade number is 15.


There is a dearth of budget friendly matte lipsticks in India. Not every time we can spend hundreds and thousands of rupees on a matte lipstick to suit our wants and needs, isn’t it? So naturally I was very much eager to lay my hands on these beauties.

So let us see if Lakme could come up to my expectations or not…

Price:
295 INR

Packaging:-
The lipstick comes housed in a plastic silver case with a clear cap. The bullet case further comes inside a shiny silver box. I didn’t like the packaging much as it looks more like a tester.



Color:-
A stunning, flamboyant and vivid hot pink that just wakes up my complexion.



Texture and Finish:-
It has an amazing texture. Soft, smooth and glides like a dream. It goes without tugging or pulling. When applied freshly it has a satiny, semi- matte finish and about 30 minutes later it settles into a powdery matte finish. But what I like most is that despite being a matte lipstick, it didn't feel dry. But one thing, as it settles in a true matte finish, lips need to be well exfoliated and moisturized before applying as this product can sink into the lip lines and accentuate lines, chapped areas.


Color Payoff and Staying Power:-
Insanely pigmented and one swipe is enough for the full coverage. It stayed for about 7 hours on my lips with snacks and drinks in between. After that it left a pretty pink tint behind. The tint can only be removed with a makeup remover.


Summing up my Likes and Dislikes:-

LIKES:-
  • Stunning color.
  • Soft texture.
  • Feels extremely smooth and comfortable on lips.
  • Gorgeous, comfortable matte finish.
  • Opaque in one swipe.
  • Stays pretty long.
  • Budget friendly.
  • Easily available.
DISLIKES:-
  • The smell. It reminds me of a cough syrup I used to hate during my childhood days.
  • The packaging could be improved.

Final Thoughts:-
Lakme has done a really commendable job in shade selection this time. From reds, pinks, oranges to browns, wine and purples, they are available in a palette of 20 vibrant and trendy shades.
Talking about PM15, the color is gorgeous; the texture is amazing, settles into a matte finish and stays long. And the best part is it doesn’t burn your pocket. What else do I need?

Recommendation?!!
We don’t get good, affordable matte lipsticks in India and this one solves the problem. So if you want a great matte lip color that comes at an unbeatable drugstore price and that doesn’t make your lips feel like deserts then this range is for you.

Rating:
4.5/5

Saturday, 30 July 2016

New Lakme Enrich Matte Lipstick Swatches

Hello everyone,

Lakme’s Enrich range has been a universally favorite range since years and these enrich lipsticks are now available in a matte finish for the first time. From reds, pinks to wine, browns and oranges, they are available in a palette of 20 vibrant and trendy shades. And today I have come up with the swatches of these 20 lipsticks. There is something very intriguing about matte lipsticks which I can’t fathom… :P


First let us see what LAKME has to say about this range:-
Add some lovely colour to your lips with the Lakme enrich matte lipstick. Available in 20 showstopper shades, each of the Lakme enrich matte lipsticks gives you long lasting lip color. The shades are specially designed to give an even, luscious coat to your lips. The vitamin E content nourishes your lips and makes them soft and supple. The lipsticks also contain olive extracts that replenish your lips while hydrating them. The Lakme enrich matte lipsticks do not drag while applying and do not dry the lips. The lipsticks have a creamy matte texture that is comfortable to wear. The Lakme enrich matte lipsticks have the finish and color delivery of matte lipsticks, but the comfort of crème lipsticks. One coat and you are set to go.

Price: 295 each

Now the range is basically categorized into 5 shade families
RM, PM, OM, BM and WM, where…

RM is Red Matte,
PM is Pink Matte,
OM is Orange Matte,
BM is Brown Matte, and
WM is Wine Matte.
Now let us go through the swatches…

RM

PM



OM

BM

WM

 So pick Lakme enrich matte lip color in your favourite shade, now... 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Happy Lipstick Day: A blog post dedicated to lipsticks and lipstick lovers.

Hey gorgeous ladies,

Lipsticks hold a very special place in my life. When I was small, I always wanted to wear my Maa’s lipstick. It felt really magical and that bullet meant much more than a waxy bit of color. It was one of my very first attempts of wanting to look as beautiful as my mother. She only had one lipstick in her stash, a dark red one, and yes, my love for red lipstick started from then. Even in my late teenage days, when things seemed difficult, I used to stand in front of mirror, smile and kept putting on lipstick. I knew it wouldn’t solve all the problems, but it is a pretty great start to feeling good…although for a little while.



So on 29th July i.e the National Lipstick Day, let us revive all those memories we had since childhood with lipsticks. And in this post, I’ll also give you a glimpse of some facts about lipsticks that you might have not heard/read before.

So put on some lipstick and enjoy the post…


FUN FACT 1:-
The first manmade lipsticks appeared around six thousand years ago in Ancient Mesopotamia. Women of upper class Mesopotamians decorated their lips with crushed semi-precious stones. Egyptians made a red dye for their lips from a combination of bromine mannite, iodine and fucus-algin. Whereas Cleopatra, who was an ardent lover of red lips, used to apply a mixture of crushed carmine beetles and ants to color her lips.

FUN FACT 2:-
Early in the Greek empire, if a woman was seen wearing red color on lips then it signaled that she was a prostitute.

FUN FACT 3:-
During Roman Empire, Lipsticks were worn to indicated one’s social status. Even men didn’t shy away from wearing color on their lips to their social status. The same scenario was there in ancient Egypt as well.

FUN FACT 4:-
It is said that lipstick sales increase statistically when weather is gloomy. I don’t doubt it at all.

FUN FACT 5:-
Elizabeth Taylor didn’t allow anyone else to wear red lipstick on her sets, because only the siren can flaunt siren red on lips.

FUN FACT 6:-
90% of women admit that they were lipsticks just to feel better and not to impress men. More power of the women. Yayyyy..!!

FUN FACT 7:-
First swivel up lipstick in a tube appeared in 1923.


There are many more interesting facts associated with lipsticks and that’s why it’s not at all surprising that these beauties get an entire day devoted to their celebration. To join in on the National Lipstick Day party, we have also come up with a few websites which are having awesome discounts on lipsticks. Have a look.

Jabong:-
Click Here

Purplle:-
Click Here

Snapdeal:-
Click Here

Nykaa:-
Click Here

Stawberrynet:-
Click Here

Amazon:-
Click Here


MY CURRENT FAVORITES:-
Maybelline Red 2
MAC Twig
MAC Mehr
Wet n Wild Cherry Picking
Colorpop Poppin

So here’s to a brilliant smile and a brilliant day. Don't forget to comment below your favorite shade of lipstick.


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick Divine Wine (372) Review, Photos, Swatches

Hello lovely ladies,

Today am here with a review of a lipstick from my friend’s stash. It is CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick Divine Wine (372).



What the company claims:-
CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick gives you rich, satisfying color in shades you can't help but crave!

Features: 
  • Deliciously rich color infused with shea butter
  • Full coverage color, high shine intensity
  • Natural butters help keep lips supple
  • Lasting colour
Packaging:-
The lipstick come housed in very pretty purplish pink colored case with the shade sample transparent section at the bottom. Very feminine, and looks very pretty. Shade number and name written at bottom. 
The lipsticks in the Colorlicious range have caps which indicate the color family they belong to, so if you buy a red lipstick from this range, it will come in a red colored case.



Shade:-
It is a perfect mixture of purple and pink. As per how pink or how purple it will show on your lips, it totally depends on your color of lips and skin tone.





Texture:-
The bullet looks matte, but once the color transfers to your lips it turns into a balmy, very moisturizing texture. It glides on your lips like butter and gives a satiny finish. 
I have dry lips and this keeps my lips moisturized for hours. 

Pigmentation:-
Insanely pigmented. One swipe is enough for a full coverage.


Staying Power:-
It stays for almost 5-6 hours without meals. It transfers very easily and can't survive heavy meals. It leaves a gorgeous pink stain behind. 





Summing up my LIKES and DISLIKES:-

LIKES:-
  • Beautiful color.
  • Creamy and soft texture.
  • Glides beautifully.
  • Settles into a satiny finish.
  • Keeps lips moisturized for hours.
  • Well pigmented.
  • Stays long.
  • Travel friendly, color coded packaging
  • Affordable

DISLIKES:-

  • Transfers.
  • Not available in India.
Final Thoughts:-
Pretty color, insanely pigmented, glide on smooth, and lasts longer than I anticipated.  Had it been matte, I would have loved it more. But my friend rocks it and looks fabulous in this color. It suits her to a T. Don’t you think so?





 Rating: 
 3.5/5