Friday, 23 January 2015

Loreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Color Faye Review & Swatches

Hi Sweeties!

I had written this review like long back, more than a year back. While checking some files, I got this. So felt like posting it on my blog.

What the Company says?
Discover a stain that thinks it’s a gloss. Now hydration & shine meet lasting, lightweight color. Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain combines the power of a lip stain with lip-gloss luster. This next generation lip stain, formulated with a blend of light hydrating oils & concentrated pigments, delivers lasting color with a glossy finish. Packed with 30% water, Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to 6 hours. 

Lipstain Power: Fresh color feels barely there
Lipgloss Shine: Lacquer shine + Non-Sticky feel
Caring Color: 6HR continuous hydration

MICA • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • CI 77491, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES • CI 17200 / RED 33 • CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 • CI 16035 / RED 40 • CI 15850 / RED 7 • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 • CI 42090 / BLUE 1

Price: Rs 499 for 6 ml.

My Take On This Product:

Packaging: L'Oreal Caresse stain comes in beautiful steel tube with a transparent band for easy viewing of the shade. Ingredient list alongwith other information is mentioned in the carton provided. It has a heart shaped broad applicator which I loved a lot.I have fuller lips so it was easy to apply the stain with minimal swipes.

Shadewise: Faye is a very light orangy peach shade with few shimmers which do not much show up on my lips.

Pigmentation: The shade faye is very sheer from this entire range. Other shades are much more pigmented than this shade.

Staying Power and Coverage: It has sheer coverage and it has medium pigmentation. Not a good option for people with pigmented lips.

Texture and Finish: It is pretty lightweight. It has a faint fruity fragrance which I liked personally. It initially feels great on lips. My lips felt hydrated and soothing, it has slight cooling effect which I loved. But after 10 minutes once the stain sets, it started feeling sticky and quite uncomfortable. I really felt weird at the end of the day.

Shadewise: 4 out of 5
Texture & Finish: 3.5 out of 5
Coverage & Pigmentation: 3.25 out of 5
Staying Power: 3.5 out of 5
Price vs Quality: 4 out of 5
Overall Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Will I repurchase it? No I don’t think so. I liked the shade Juliet better then faye. I did not much like the formula of these products.

My Overall Recommendation: If you do not have pigmented lips and prefer light orangy stains of your lips, you may check this out. However, I would not recommend these products and it’s a passé for me.

 p.s- My blogger friends do leave the link to your blog in the comment section.I would love to check your blogs. :)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

MUA Baked Merged Trio Eye shadow ‘Emotions’ Review

Hi Sweeties!

I am back with a review on one of the well known trio eye shadow from the brand MUA. Please do check my review to know if it won me over?

What the company says?

Get a perfect eye look with MUA’s 3 in 1 handy palette. Wear your favourite shade alone or follow our handy hints to achieve a dazzling look. 
1. Blend & shadow your eyelid using the medium tone shade
2. Highlight from the socket up to the brow bone using the lightest shade
3. Define and line along the lash line using the darkest shade

Price: £3.00

My Take on this product:

Packaging: These shadows come in round pan packaging with a transparent see through cover which is convenient to check out the shades. Other information regarding the shade, quantity and details are mentioned at the back of the shadow pan. The packaging is not very sturdy and shadows might break during journey. A good quality foam tip eye shadow applicator is being provided with it.

Shadewise: There are three shades in trio eye shadow emotions. 
-Copper gold shade- Great shade for the lid.
-Taupe brown shade with berry tones- If it was with sans the shimmers, then it would have made a great contour shade. Shimmer makes it pretty useless.
-Pearl gold- can be used as a highlighter and in the inner corners.

Pigmentation: All the three shades in Emotions trio are intensely pigmented. One does not need a primer to show up the colours. Even on my pigmented lids, these shadows showed up easily with one swipe.

Texture & Finish: All the shadows in this trio have shimmery finish. The shimmers are quite chunky and may not be a preference for many people. Texture of these shadows is comparatively compared to other baked eye shadows. It blends easily but gives massive fall out.

Longevity: Staying power of these shadows is very less with or without a primer. I get a maximum of 2 hours of wear time after a while it creases and there is massive fall out. During summers I faced horrendous makeup disaster with this product, eye makeup kind of melted in humid weather and shimmers were all over my face. Yuck!  :x

Packaging: 3.75 out of 5
Shadewise: 4.5 out of 5
Pigmentation: 4.5 out of 5
Texture & Finish: 3.5 out of 5
Longevity: 3 out of 5
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5

What I liked about MUA Baked Merged Trio Eye shadow ‘Emotions’?
-Shades are quite warm and suits my skin tone.
-Shadows are intense and look very pretty in person.
-Good for parties and functions.
-Good quality eye shadow applicator is being provided with it.
-Can be used dry or wet.
-These are quite affordable.
-Many trios with wide range of combinations are available.

What I did not like about MUA Baked Merged Trio Eye shadow ‘Emotions’?
-All three shades are very shimmery, containing chunky shimmers.
-Makeup with this trio kind of looks OTT, with no matte shade to complete the look.
-These are not easily available, only one can purchase from MUA site.
-These shadows have such disastrous fall out.
-I experienced huge fall out even with a primer.
-During summers, makeup gets messy and shimmers can be found all over the face. :p
-Shadows are vulnerable to damage during travel.
-Shadows crease easily with or without a primer.
-Staying power is 2 hours maximum.
-Contains parabens.

Will I repurchase it? I already have another trio chocolate box from this range. Apart from these trios I did not like other shades in other available trios. So I won’t be repurchasing them.

My Overall Recommendation: One can try this trio considering its price and shade range. However with this particular trio, I experienced massive fall out even with a primer. It contains huge chunky shimmers that might look OTT. You guys may try some other trio from this brand. I liked chocolate box trio much more than this one.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

L'Oreal Moist Matte Lipstick in Lincoln Rose Review

Hi Friends,
Last month I had reviewed one of my favorite red orange matte lipstick from L'Oreal Paris.Today I am back with a review on another favorite from Loreal moist matte range.Please check my review and have a look at the pics.Though these are priced at 899 bucks, I am no more complaining as almost all brands like colorbar and Lakme have hiked the prices of their lipsticks to 800 bucks.

Packaging: Lipsticks are encased in beautiful copper tinted twist up steel packaging. I loved the packaging but I feel these lipsticks are quite brittle. After reading reviews from many of my blogger friends, I already knew these were brittle so was extra careful. But still after couple of uses, this lipstick broke off from the base. So now I have to use a lip filler brush for every application.
Price: INR 899 for 4.2 grams
Shadewise:  Lincoln Rose is a stunning reddish pink shade with raspberry fuschia tones. It would suit all kinds of skin tones .Apart from Flaming kiss, this is another must have shade from this range.
Pigmentation: Its intensely pigmented and even one swipe gives nearly opaque coverage on my pigmented lips. With two swipes I get full coverage.
Texture & Finish: It has creamy matte kind texture which can melt during summers. Its a one of the best matte lipsticks which feels very comfortable on my lips. I really loved it on my lips much more than Mac matte lipsticks. Its finish is matte which I really love, and despite being matte it keeps my lips hydrated for a long time. There are absolutely no chapped lips after I remove my makeup. With many matte lipsticks at the end of the day, my lips get really dry and flaky. True to its name, it keeps my lips moist till the end of the day.
Staying power: Stays for 5 hours + with even fading. It leaves beautiful raspberry fuschia stain on my lips after fading which stays for a long time.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Recommendation: Highly Recommended. (95%)