Sunday, February 25, 2018

NYX Liquid suede cream lipstick in Pink Lust review, availability and pricing

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NYX Liquid suede cream lipstick in Pink Lust review,availability and pricing

Hola guys!! Which makeup junkie can stay away from a long lasting, intensely pigmented, no touch up needed kinda lip product?? All of us makeup lovers have prayed in the past if we could get one no fuss lip product that would be transfer proof, comfy on the lips and would have the pigmentation of a solid lipstick. Then ‘liquid lipsticks’ hit the market with a BOOM. Every brand started coming up with their own versions like nobody’s business. These lip gloss kinda tubes filled with an intensely pigmented liquid just turned out to be a dream come true. Today we are bringing you the review of a liquid lipstick that has received the most hype and the brand itself took liquid lipsticks to a new level, NYX Liquid suede cream lipstick, that launched in India a couple of months ago.

Description

Doll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! These Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks glide on like butter and set giving a velvety-matte look. These waterproof lippies provide a polished look with every swipe. NYX has set pretty high standards for a liquid lipstick and is currently one of the leading brands in the field. NYX provides luxe lip colors at its finest.

Packaging


These come in color coded plastic tubes and all the information about the lipstick is listed on the tube itself in black. These can be applied using the flat doe foot applicator that it comes with.

It is packed with a tonne of ingredients that include Isododecane, Petrolatum, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Cire de Carnauba, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phytosterols, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May contain Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). Well the list literally seemed endless..hehe.

Availability

These are available on nykaa in 16 vivid shades. Includes nudes, bright poppy pinks, neons, purples, burgundies, and many more.

Price- These are priced at Rs.850 for 4ml.

My review of NYX Liquid suede creme in Pink Lust/Passion Rose

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Texture

My very first reaction to Nyx liquid suede cream lipstick is that its texture resembles more to a cream lipstick that a proper liquid lipstick. Even after several minutes of application, it does not dry out completely though finish is velvet matte. If you are looking for a totally matte lipstick, you will be disappointed. However, I personally prefer the formula as it is not drying which is a relief to my chapped lips. It is not transfer proof and you have to be very careful. Longevity isn’t that great to be honest and it tends to leave the lips looking quite patchy after few hours. I would say it lasts for about 4-5 hours provided I don’t eat or drink, after which it starts to fade out. I would highly recommend using a lip liner underneath to improve the longevity.

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Color

The color pink lust is a bright pink with blue undertones. Let me start off by saying that it’s not an easy color to carry off. It’s definitely a shade that stands out and will brighten your face instantly. It has slight neon undertones as well. I also feel that you need base makeup to rock this shade as this will bring out shadows such as dark under eyes and pigmentation around the mouth more. But its a nice shade for collection or to wear in parties. Such bright lip with a white or black dress will look gorgeous.


Something I love about this lipstick is that it is amazing for girls with pigmented lips. It provides amazingly opaque application with just one swipe. But be careful while applying it because if applied heavily it can look gloppy and uneven.

What I immediately dislike…

It does contain certain oils that make it quite moisturizing but the endless list of chemicals is a bummer. Also, the details of the lipstick are listed on a plastic sheet wrapped around the tube so if the sheet is lost, all the info is lost.  Also, I am little skeptical about is the shade range. Although it provides a wide variety of colors ranging from subtle nudes to bright poppy neons to bold dark reds, most of the colors have cooler undertones and hence darker skin tone people or people with warmer undertones can find difficult to find a color for them.

Would I recommend or not?

I would say it is a nice one to have in your collection as its vivid shade range allows you to play your lip game well. It won’t be a must buy but definitely a try on lipstick and quite suitable for bright sunny days.

Verdict: 3/5

Love,

Saloni and Shruti

 

Winter Skin Care Guide

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Winter Skin Care Guide

Hola guys!! Commencement of winters is premonition that the season of flakes is coming. Not just the snow flakes but flaky skin, flaky scalp, everything is gonna be flaky and dry. Winters may get along with pretty boots, jumpers and jackets but they also bring truck loads of dryness. It is extremely important to treat your skin well during winters and get your skin to glow and blush. You can enhance your beauty using makeup, but until and unless you have a healthy skin, your makeup is not gonna sit right and give you that flawless look.

Also read: How to clean your face your face properly

We all know the CTM process but the products you use and the other additions to it also play their part. Scrubbing, toning, moisturizing, using hydrating masks are very important. And above all, drink a lot of water because your skin is what you eat. Do not take your diet for granted and along with the internal goodness give your skin some extra pampering for the youthful and supple glow.

Facial Cleansing

During this time of the year using facial cleansing milk and cleansing balms is a great way to remove all the makeup and dirt without stripping the skin of its moisture. You can also go for cleansing oils that have taken the skin care market by storm.

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Facial Exfoliation

I personally do scrub every alternate night before applying my night time mask. Gentle facial exfoliation on regular basis is really good for this time of the year. Regular removal of dead skin lets your skin absorb your moisturizer well and also allows your makeup to sit well. You can either opt for some available in the market or make some amazing face scrubs at home. At night your skin repairs itself therefore it is always better to have a good night time skin care regime.

Facial creams

Just like your body, your skin also demands hydration. Using rich moisturizers filled with minerals help revitalize your skin and provide radiance. In the day using heavy moisturizers can be difficult especially if you are wearing makeup through out the day. But at night using heavy facial creams speed up the repairing process of your skin. A moisturizer that I swear by is The Kiss Beauty night mask. It has done wonders to my skin and I would definitely recommend checking it out. It is specially meant for the night time and gives visible results.

Facial hydrating masks

Applying hydrating winter face pack can fuse important nutrients and moisture inside your skin to give a radiant and supple glow. Homemade fruit masks can work great. Mashing bananas or papayas and massaging them on your skin can directly infuse their goodness. Market is full of gel masks and hydration masks that works wonders to your skin.

General Tips

  1. For  getting your natural glow game on fleek, using facial serums is a great option. Either on their own or mixed with foundation, they give a radiant and healthy look to your skin and also provide many skin benefits.
  2. Nobody likes the look and feel of chapped lips. Never ever forget to wear your lip balm and provide moisture to your lips else the results can be quite off putting.
  3. Eyes are one of the most sensitive areas and using products especially meant for the eyes are important. Other creams and masks can be quite harsh on the delicate area. Therefore try to use specified eye creams, gels and masks to give your eyes a youthful effect and slow down your aging process.

So, these were the most important things about winter skin care routine that everyone should be aware about and hopefully you guys also find them helpful. To know more about skincare, find over 230 skin care tips and many more beauty tips at www.rewardme.in.

10 makeup tips that will change your makeup game forever!

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10 makeup tips that will change your makeup game forever!

If you are a makeup lover, this post is for you! While we spend hours perfecting our makeup, these simple makeup tips will change the look 🙂

1. Highlight the inner corners

Brighten your inner corners with highlight shade or glitter. This will make eyes look bigger and more awake. You can also use glitter liners to bring some glamour in the look subtly.

2. Contouring and highlight

Kim Kardashian has popularized this technique for good reason. It changes the appearance of features and make them look more prominent. Just apply some contour shade under your cheekbones and on nose to look more chiseled.

Contouring needs to be balanced with highlight. You can use cream or powder highlight to bring that glow. Use on bridge of nose, high points of your cheek, on cupids bow and center of forehead.

3. Using corrector

Correctors can change your makeup big time. Use green to cover redness, and salmon or orange to combat dark circles. This is especially helpful for Indian girls who have severe blue colored dark shadows under the eyes that concealer alone cannot hide.

Also read: How to get rid of dark circles

4. Well done eyebrows

Eyebrows frame the face and it makes a huge difference when they are shaped and filled. Fuller eyebrows makes one look younger and frame eyes better.

Also read: Maybelline eyebrow pencil review

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5. Curl your lashes

It may look trivial, but curling your lashes before applying mascara makes a huge difference to the eye look. Eye looks bigger and more awake.

6. Bright or dark lips

If you are lazy like me and don’t want to spend too much time on makeup, just apply a bright lip color. Dark lips is the hottest fall makeup trend. It instantly makes you look more put together. Don’t forget to balance it with blush though. A winged liner will also go well with this look.

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7. Colored under eye lash

Using a bright color such as green or blue under lower lash line is a simple trick to make your eyes pop. Bringing a vibrant color to eyes make the look fresh. You can use colored eye pencils from any brand to achieve this easy look.

For more makeup tips and hacks (mascara), click here!

8. Line your lips

Ever since I have discovered the difference lining the lips make, I don’t skip on this one. When you line your lips and fill it with a lip liner before applying your lipstick you can shape your lips as per your desire. It will also make the lipstick stay longer. If you are a fan of liquid or mat lipsticks, this one is a must for you.

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9. Use a primer and setting spray

The start and end of your makeup routine will determine how long your makeup stays. Fight your skin issues such as pores, oily skin, or uneven skin tone by using an appropriate primer.

You can also give a dewy or mat finish to your makeup by using a setting spray. It will also ensure that makeup stays put all day!

10. Bake your makeup

This is essential for the under eye area. Most of us Indian girls suffer from dark circles. Its important to use a corrector and concealer and bake it for a flawless look 🙂 You can also try sand bagging!

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Hope you find these tips helpful! Let me know your favourite trick that change the makeup look instantly in comments below!

Love ❤️

Shruti

6 Simple home remedies for bright skin

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6 Simple home remedies for bright skin

Hola guys!!

Exposure to sun, environmental pollution as well as certain skin diseases can cause dark dull skin. Our lifestyle has changed drastically over the years and that is also a major cause for unhealthy skin. Flawless skin can be achieved using medication, lotions, surgeries but they all have side effects and plus not everybody can afford them. Why waste money on chemicals when we have home remedies for fair skin easily available to us. Here are some of my favourite healthy habits that we all should inculcate in our routines for achieving a healthy, youthful radiant skin.

Also, since these are all natural products, before applying anything on the skin, always do a patch to test if it suits you or not. Let’s get started…

Drink plenty of water

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You all would have heard this boring tip so many times but it is literally the most important thing to do. Water helps maintain the elasticity of the skin. Water helps in flushing out the toxins from your body and clearing your blood. Less water intake often is the primary reason for early aging, acne, dull patchy skin. So do try and drink at least 2-3 ltr of water a day and you will notice an instant difference. For increasing your water intake, detox waters are amazing and you can find many recipes online for it.

Lemon+honey face mask

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Before entering your bath, you can apply a face mask of equal parts honey and equal parts lemon juice. Lemon juice helps in naturally bleaching the skin. Honey helps in providing moisture to the skin. To increase the intensity of the mask, add gram flour to it and use it as a scrub as well. These ingredients helps in dealing with pigmentation and darkening. These are also great for removing tan and give you a brighter looking skin.

Yogurt+oats scrub

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For those who wish to not use the above remedy, these is another option. Mix yogurt and oats together and use it as a scrub. You can use it daily as it is a very mild scrub. Yogurt has amazing bleaching properties and oats help in physical exfoliation. These two things on their own also work wonders for the skin.

Wear sunscreen at all times

No matter what time of the day it is, always wear a sunscreen. Whether you are going out in the sun or not, this is a must have. Sunscreen not only protects you from the sun but also from the harmful rays in the environments from damaging your skin. Sunscreens protect your skin from damage and also work against suntan. Wearing a sunscreen will ensure that the skin is not getting damaged further.

Moisturize well

Doesn’t matter what skin type you have, moisturizing is important for all. I have seen many oily skin people not using a moisturizer. Moisturizer helps in providing your skin with good oils and moisture so that your skin doesn’t produce any more oil and cause acne. Oily skin people can use gel based moisturizer if they fear getting acne. Moisturizer helps in maintaining the elasticity of the skin and gives it a radiant look.

Aloe Vera gel at night

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I have been using the Aloe Vera gel at night for months. It has literally shown me results. Aloe Vera gel works as an amazing night cream and helps fight suntan, hyper-pigmentation and blemishes. Instead of using it as a face pack I prefer using it as a night cream. After washing your face at night, take a small drop of the gel and rub it between your fingers. Now pat in into your skin, simply pat do not rub it in. Once it sinks in, leave it and go to sleep. It helps in minimizing acne as well.

These are my top 5 skin habits that I religiously follow and have noticed a drastic change. Healthy diet plays a very important role in making your skin healthier. Inculcate fruits and vegetables as much as possible for a healthier complexion. I have suggested some very simple remedies because sometimes we can get too harsh on the skin while wanting to achieve brighter skin. It can in return degrade our skin even more. If you love home remedies like I do, don’t forget to checkout over 230 skin care tips and many more beauty tips at www.rewardme.in.

Top 10 liquid lipsticks you can buy in India

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Top 10 liquid lipsticks you can buy in India

Hola everyone!!

As a kid I was never fond of lipsticks, but always loved playing around with my mum’s lip glosses. I used to wish that someone converts those lipsticks into glosses and my wish came true..hehe. Liquid lipsticks are such a rage these days and almost every single brand is coming out with their own collection of liquid lipsticks. Liquid lipsticks are at times so drying and might not be everybody’s cup of tea. So today I’ll be mentioning some of the most amazing liquid lipsticks that you can buy in India and would love.

Liquid lipsticks are great if you’re after gorgeous hit of dramatic, intense color. They also tend to have long lasting formulas and are great if you hate touching up your makeup. Girls let just dive in..

Colorbar haute latte

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Colorbar haute latte is one of my absolute favourite lipsticks, this is the kiss proof lipstain in no. 007. I love this particular shade so much and it looks good on everybody..literally everybody. This is a matte formula and is a little drying so would recommend using a chapstick before application. It is highly pigmented and sets very quickly. I personally would recommend the entire range as it consists of some beautiful shades.

Revlon Matte HD Lipstick in Seduction

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Next up is this beautiful lipstick from Revlon and this particular shade is a very toned down pinky nude shade and I love its sleek packaging as well. This lipstick has an amazing formula, quite silky and smooth and surprisingly quite hydrating on the lips as well. It gives a very beautiful non patchy finish and gives a perfect my lips but better sort of a look.

Chambor Xtreme Wear Lipstick

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My next recommendation is from Chambor and this is their extreme wear transfer proof lipstick and my particular favourite shades are no. 481 and no. 432. They have a huge collection of shades and you can definitely find one shade that you would love. They last really long but just have a downside that they can take some time to dry but apart from that they are really good.

MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER

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MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER in my opinion are perfect dupes for the Anastasia Beverly Hills lipsticks. Their color selection is amazing and covers almost all zones. These are highly pigmented and a single swipe would be enough to get an opaque application without looking patchy at all.

Bharat & Dorris Retro Lip Gloss

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This liquid lipstick by Bharat & Dorris is a very impressive one when it comes to longivity. Among all the mentioned lipsticks it is by far the most long lasting one. But this one needs some touch ups because it tends to move from the inner side of the lips and can look a little patchy. If you are comfortable with touching up your makeup, this is a really good choice.

NYX Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick

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These are really really beautiful formulawise, they are very soft and pigmented. These set matte on the lips without drying your lips. These are also quite easily available since they have opened up a number of stores and are also available on nykaa. The range is huge and also the first liquid lipstick that I fell for.

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lipstick

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While talking about liquid lipsticks I cannot miss these. Miss Claire ones are surely the cheapest ones in the list and are perfect dupes to NYX ones. Formulationwise, texturewise..in every aspect these are just like NYX liquid lipsticks and I really adore them.

In Colour Matte Me Lipstick

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These liquid lipsticks are really really drying but their colour selection is so amazing that you would want to use them. Just use a good lip balm and exfoliate your lips nicely and you will be good to rock these amazing shades. They are very affordable and do have a really nice texture.

Diana of London 2000 Kisses

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Next up are the Diana of London 2000 Kisses lipsticks. They are very matte and very very long lasting. These are also the most pigmented lipsticks you will find in the entire market. The only thing that can bug some of you can be the perfume kind of smell that they have but it generally goes away after a while so that is quite nice as well.

La Girl Flat Finish Gloss

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This is a range I like purely for its color selection. These are just for 100 bucks and do work according to the price paid. The formulation is very drying but anything can be used if used the right way.

Liquid lipsticks are an intriguing product but to get the full benefit you need to take good care of your lips. Exfoliate them regularly and use good lip balms to keep them hydrated. Hope this post helps you find some amazing liquid lipsticks and makes you groove to the trend.

 

Top 3 sun tan removal recipes that work!!

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Top 3 sun tan removal recipes that work!!

Hola Guys!

Gone are the times when we would sit under the sun and have some vitamin D. Even the thought of being under direct sunlight for 5 minutes sounds scary, at least in a tropical country such as India. When Sun damages our skin from within and tanning is the only thing we see outside. Treating it is important for a healthy and radiant skin.

Removing tan takes with it a lot of impurities and also helps treat the skin from within. It brings with itself other problems such as hyper pigmentation, dark spots, dull and patchy skin, acne and a lot more. All thanks to us, the human beings responsible for global warming, sun has also become a major cause for skin cancer. So apart from the fact that you should be wearing a sunscreen at all times, there is a lot more care that your skin needs.

Here are some of my tried and tested home remedies for tan removal and making our skin look healthy and glowy.

Lemon juice+rosewater+cucumber juice/glycerine

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This is a mixture my mom has been using since her childhood and so have I. For summers preferably mix cucumber juice whereas in winters switch cucumber juice with glycerine to add moisture to the skin. Lemon as we all know is a natural bleaching agent and it can be used on its own as well. Rosewater helps in balancing the pH of the skin as it acts as the most natural skin toner. You can massage this mixture everyday or every alternate day at night and sleep with it. Wash it off in the morning and carry on with your daily regime. It can be applied anywhere, I like to use it on my entire body and it works great.

Oats+raw milk

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Mix handful of oats with few teaspoons of raw milk and make it of a scruby consistency. It works both as a scrub as well as a facepack. First splash some lukewarm water on your face to open up your pores. Take this mixture and massage gently in circular motions. Massage for a good 5 minutes and leave it on for about 15 minutes. If it tends to get dry, dab some raw milk on top to wet it again and make sure that does not dry out. After 15 minutes wash it off with cold water and apply a moisturiser. This one works great for all skin types and makes skin feel clean and nice.

Besan+milk powder+lemon juice+honey

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Mix equal parts of everything and mix till it gets to a paste like consistency. This is great for applying on the entire body. Dab a warm wet towel on the skin and then start applying the pack. This pack requires a lot of patience. It is a pretty strong pack and should be applied once a week. Keep it on for a good half n hr and whenever it seems to get a little dry, wet it again with some milk. The key behind not letting it dry is to let the skin absorb the ingredients well. After about half n hr massage the area well by wetting it with milk and after massaging for 2 minutes wash it off.

I have tried almost every recipe that the internet has to offer but these three have worked best on my skin. If these recipes suit your skin, trust me they can do wonders with continuous use. Try out these recipes and thank me later as I am sure they will work for your skin and help you get supple and healthy skin. Do not forget to wear a sunscreen at all times even if you are gonna stay in the house, wear it. It makes world of a difference.

Need more skin care tips? Find over 230 skin care tips and many more beauty tips at www.rewardme.in. Don’t forget to check it out 🙂

METALLIC Lipsticks | Whats the fuss and DIY

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METALLIC Lipsticks | Whats the fuss and DIY

Makeup community is going gaga over the new trend these days, metallic lipsticks! They are a true statement making product. Metallics are bold, vibrant, and create dimension to your lips. These lips will definitely spice up your evening look! Metallic lipsticks are basically highlighting for your lips.

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Let your lips do the talking 😉

The brand “Jouer cosmetics” brought back Jouer long-wear lip topper in skinny dip-a shiny gold gloss that’s meant to be worn alone or add shimmer to a matte lipstick. It was launched with their Mermaid collection in late may and quickly it became very popular. These lipsticks can be used as a statement piece, just like we have our staples and statement pieces in our wardrobe. Metallic lipsticks cut down on cheekbone highlighters and gives a clean pop of colour on the lips with a flawless, fresh-faced look. Want pouty lips? Just concentrate your metallic lipsticks on the center of your lips, top and bottom. The matte lip trend has been hot for so long, but metallic-toned lips are the new way to bring out the celebrity in you. These metallic lipsticks looks good on everyone.

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When using a metallic lipsticks one should keep the rest of the makeup clean and minimal so the focus can be on the lips. You can pair it with a classic thin black liquid eyeliner or a neutral-coloured eye shadow to keep the look as natural as possible.

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Availability of metallic lipsticks in India

Till now its just the international brands who has launched metallic lip colours no Indian brand has launched it yet. Some brands whose metallic lipsticks collection are popular are Kylie Metal Matte Lipsticks , the NYX wicked lippies and Milani etc. Lakme did come up with a collection similar to metallic lipsticks but it just doesn’t click and look frosty instead.

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How is it different from frosty lipsticks?

The metallic lipsticks today are a far cry from the generic “frosty” colours of the 90’s. The new Metallic lipsticks are an extension of the beloved matte lipstick. The metallic lipsticks  are available in a wider shade range than the icy pinks and beiges of yesteryear. refreshing and modern adaptation of the matte finishes we’ve been seeing for the past few seasons. Metallic finishes are perfect for those who want the shine of a glossy or satin finish but who don’t want to sacrifice the longevity of a matte.

 

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DIY your own metallic lipstick

We are not going to leave you high and dry! These metallic lipsticks are not available everywhere and not with everyone so there is an easy DIY routes to have metallic lips 😀

  • You can create number of different combinations of lipstick colour and metallic shade by layering loose shadows or glitter on top of regular lipstick. Apply a clear gloss on top of your matt lipstick and then simply use a small brush apply the metallic loose pigment over it. Voila you have now metallic lips which will turn heads at the party.
  • The other trick is create the base of your metallic lipstick. I prefer a liquid lipstick that dries matte as this means the glitter will dry into the lipstick. Next, pick a super glittery eye shadow or pigment. Apply the glitter or pigment before the liquid lip dries so it might be necessary to work one lip at a time.
  • Lastly, clean up your edges with some concealer and your good to go! Although this option may not last as long , it will still give you guys that Instagram worthy metallic pout that everyone is dying to have right now.

Before you delve into matte metallics, heed a few warnings. First: “when wearing any kind of liquid lipsticks that accentuates lip texture, a hydrating lip primer is an essential. Finding a great liner to pair with the liquid lipstick is also essential. They provide definition, and they help high opacity products stay within the lip line and alleviate concerns about feathering. Also, one can use a cream blush and matte and shimmer products combined on eyes to balance the texture perfectly.

Do you like metallic lips? Let us know in comments below!

 

Beginner’s makeup kit| Essentials to get started

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Beginner’s makeup kit

Hola guys!! Almost all of us have been fascinated by that small makeup bag that our elder sisters or someone or the other in our family have had in their handbags which they take out to do touch ups and stuff. At that time all of us have wanted to have a bag like that and look all fancy shmancy. This post is going to walk you through the essentials of making that beginner’s makeup kit for yourself.

Also read: Affordable Makeup for a College Girl

There are tonnes of videos and blog posts round the globe on the above topic but whenever I have seen them, there has always been at least one product or maybe more sometimes which I do feel are not required at the beginner level. This blog post will help all the young girls who are just starting makeup and are struggling with finding the right combination of products without looking like a hot mess.

Light coverage foundation/ BB cream

For the beginners using a full coverage foundation can be a little hard to manage because then your face will need some contouring and highlighting. As a beginner you don’t want to get into all that. Light coverage foundation will help even out your skin tone and hide some minor imperfections that you may have. BB creams works as a tinted moisturiser and most of them do contain an spf you neither have to worry about moisturiser nor spf.

 

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Concealer

For girls suffering with hyper-pigmentation or severe acne might not want to load their entire face with foundation because it can further clog your pores, rather just apply some good coverage concealer on the spots and blemishes you wish to cover.

 

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Face powder/compact

Throughout the day, especially in summers, you will be sweating a lot and to combat the situation a good way is to just apply some face powder on the oily parts of the face and it will help keep things in place.

 

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Kohl/kajal

Kohl suits many eye shapes and can help accentuate your features. It can also be smoked out a little to make lines less harsh and blended.

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Eyeliner

Sometimes I do feel that at an initial stage even eyeliner is too much because it can take really long for someone to make a straight line. But if practiced eyeliner can really complement your eyes and make them look way better. Using different colours also pep up the entire look.

 

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Mascara

On some days when you don’t want to do a lot but still want to do that something to look presentable just apply some concealer and mascara with a tinted lip balm and you are good to go.

 

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For parties and fancy dates, blush does make world of a difference. It can be avoided on everyday basis but is a must on special occasions. It just help adds life to your face.

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Tinted lip balm

For a casual look or even for everyday use tinted lip balms work well because they help keep your lips moisturised all day long and also add a hint of colour.

 

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Nude lipstick

For girls who are a little afraid of wearing a bold lip(like me) or who just want it to look a little simple and not in your face can just go with a nude lipstick. Every girl needs to take out time and find their perfect nude lipstick that could complement their look.

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Bright lipstick

To funk up the look wearing a bright orange/pink can sometimes be a really nice option. Finding the right shade is all that is required.

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So guys this was a really small but effective guide for all the lovely people out there. Just remember to always find the right shade of everything which can take time but it pays off well. I hope you all find it helpful but always use makeup to complement your looks and love yourself with all the flaws because there is only one you 😉

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Top 15 MAC lipsticks you need to own

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Top 15 MAC lipsticks you need to own

MAC is one brand that you can always rely on. Long back when I had started using makeup, MAC was the most hyped up name and I could never understand the hype. After being familiar with the brand, I totally get it. The quality of its products, variety, packaging, longevity, everything makes it worth every penny. MAC has been in the market for decades now and it also has some statement products that are adored by all.

Today I will be sharing my most loved TOP 10 MAC LIPSTICKS that are not only loved by me but billions round the globe. If you have watched beauty gurus on Youtube, you would have surely come across these specific shades. Without further ado lets jump right in..

PATISSERIE

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Patisserie is a lustre finish sheer creamy neutral pink. This one of those shiny peachy colours that looks really gorgeous. You can build it up and it won’t look heavy or patchy. It surely is a lipstick and gloss in one. It can be a perfect ‘my lips but better’ kind of a shade for a lot of girls out there.

VELVET TEDDY

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Moving towards slightly warm toned nudes, VELVET TEDDY is a perfect everyday matte shade. As fall is on its way, it is that perfect deep toned beige that will suit almost every skin tone. Velvet teddy is also one of the most famous shade in the entire beauty world. Even though its matte, it will not dry out your lips.

PLEASE ME

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PLEASE ME is muted rosy-tinted pink with a matte finish. It can wash out some of the darker complexions but can also act as the perfect pinky nude for a lot of girls. It appears quite bright in the tube but gives a very sheer hint of colour and looks quite flattering and wearable.

VEGAS VOLT

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After covering pinky and browny nudes, its time to try out an orange tinted nude as well. VEGAS VOLT is an amplified coral shade. It is a perfect colour for those who wish to try bright colours but are still afraid. This color can give you guys a kick start towards your journey to bright and bold colours.

COSMO

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After the nudes, lets shift towards slightly pinkier shades. COSMO is an amplified pink coco lipstick. It is heavily pigmented and even though it isn’t nude, it is perfect for everyday wear. This will suit every skin tone and won’t wash you out like most lighter pinks and nudes can. This particular shade adds a slight warmth to the face and makes your entire makeup put together.

MEHR

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Continuing with the pink theme, MEHR is a slightly deep berry toned matte. The brand itself describes it as a dirty blue pink shade. It is slightly similar to cosmo but it slightly more blue toned and adds a hint of freshness to your face. It is quite an experimental shade. You can team it up with a smokey eye or a nude look, heavy blush or even completely bare face. It will look great on various skin tones and is a statement everyday colour.

RETRO

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RETRO is a muted peachy-pinky brown with a satin finish. It is a perfect shade for the upcoming wedding season to pair up with heavy smokey eyes and dark nude lips. It feels very comfortable on the lips and flattering to wear.

CROSSWIRES

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CROSSWIRES is a cremesheen clean pinky orange. It is a bright shade with pink and orange vibes and looks great on its own. Being a creamsheen formula it is very moisturising and doesn’t feel heavy at all. I would highly recommend all the girls to check this particular shade out. It is that perfect lipstick I need to pick me up on a dull day.

IMPASSIONED

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IMPASSIONED is an amped up fuchsia with an amplified finish. As the name suggests, it’s a bright fuchsia shade with heavy pigmentation. The pigmentation can be toned down by blending and can be turned into an everyday shade. It has a tiny sheen which makes it a little moisturising as well.

ON HOLD

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ON HOLD is a cremesheen formula with a warm berry tone and slight hint of red. Doesn’t apply very heavy or thick and the sheerness of the lipstick makes it very wearable. It is a long wearing color and is perfect for the fall season to add a slight warmth but at the same time keep it looking fresh.

RELENTLESSLY RED

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RELENTLESSLY RED is a bright pinkish coral shade with a retro matte finish. It is a cool toned vibrant shade by mac and all the bright color lovers out there are definitely gonna adore this shade to death. RELENTLESSLY RED is more of a summery springy shade and would be a great daytime shade.

LADY DANGER

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All the orange lovers, this one is especially for you. Lady danger is a very vibrant outstanding orangy red with a matte finish. This colour makes a bold statement and is enough to be worn on its own. Surely a fun colour to try on and play.

RUBY WOO

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RUBY WOO is a retro matte formulated vivid cool toned red. It is a bright true red shade that is perfect for special events. It is heavily pigmented and a single swipe is enough to get that true red look. It is a perfect red for every skin tone and especially the dusky girls, don’t be shy to try this bright shade.

REBEL

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REBEL is a midtonal creamy plum shade with a satin finish. In the tube it looks really dark purple and scary but on application, it is one of the most flattering purples you will ever come across. Applies quite deep but is pretty wearable. Purples are now talk of the town for lips and you should definitely be thinking of rocking some purples.

DIVA

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My last recommendation would be this intense reddish burgundy matte finish lipstick. This is by far the darkest shade I’ve come across which makes a bold statement and looks amazing. It has a slight hint of red and hence makes it even appropriate for your wedding day, at least in India it would look amazing with the traditional look.

This was my top 10 list and girls if you wish to invest in one high-end lipstick do invest in MAC. MAC is an amazing all round cosmetics brand and would highly recommend checking their range out. There humongous range will surely help you fetch some of your holy grail products.

Oily skin makeup hacks!!

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Oily skin makeup hacks!!

Hola everyone!! I have combination skin, some days it would be dry as Sahara desert and some days it would be so oily that I could fry pakoras with it. Everyone’s skin changes with weather and also depending upon what we apply on top. It can be a nerve wrecking task of figuring out how to get rid of this oil. I’ve wasted a lot of money on buying products that have left me looking like a grease ball. Even the products claiming to be matte do no good.

So after struggling with my oily slick skin, I have accumulated some life changing hacks to keep that oil at bay and keep my makeup looking fresh and lovely all day long. Let’s just dive in…

Also read: Foundation hacks for oily skin

DEEP CLEANSING

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I cannot even tell you how much difference cleansing makes in your makeup application. If that dirt and sebum is still there on your skin, it is gonna make your pores look really big and ugly and your base would just be uneven and not so nice. I would also recommend using a face sponge with your cleanser to get rid of those dry dead skin cells. Do not use cleansers that would strip all the oil off because in turn your skin is gonna produce more oil to substitute the lost oil.

Also read: How to clean your face properly: 5 Basic skincare rules

USE OIL

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I know it sounds way too weird and scary but it’s true. The theory is that good oil helps tackle the bad oil and helps keeping the skin hydrated. This will trick your skin to think that it is well hydrated and no bad oil needs to be produced. I’ve been using olive oil for a very long time now and would highly recommend it to you guys as well. This is not for the mornings btw…apply just a pea size amount on your face at night and wake up with rejuvenated and supple skin.

APPLYING MOISTURIZER

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I have been guilty of not wearing a moisturizer for pretty much whole of my existence. I’ve always thought that it will make me breakout and make my skin more oily. But believe it or not, makeup is always a little drying on your skin and is you do not apply moisturizer below your makeup, chances are that you are gonna end up with dehydrated and dull skin by the time your day ends.

USING A PRIMER AND A SETTING SPRAY

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Primers entered the Indian market quite late but have made world of a difference. Primer helps in filling up your pores and locking them so that there is no oil on your skin. It creates a barrier between your skin and makeup. Setting spray is a bonus when it comes to keeping oil at bay. Oil needs to cross two strong barriers to be able to show up which is really difficult. A combination of these two things will undoubtedly keep your face mattified and your makeup won’t shift or slide.

EYE SHADOW PRIMER FOR T-ZONE

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This hack is especially for girls having really oily T-zone. Trust me girl, I’ve been there, I know how easily our makeup can slide off of our nose. The trick is to use and eye shadow primer on your T-zone as it’s consistency is a little thicker and it’s staying power is lot more.

AVOID DEWY FOUNDATIONS

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Most of us love a dewy and glowy look but for oily skin, it is a big no no. Always opt for mattifying foundations and stay away from satin finishes. For glow highlighters and all can be used later on but always keep your base matte because anyway after 2-3 hours our face is anyway gonna glow and shine.

PRESS YOUR FOUNDATION

No matter what tool you use to apply your base, after applying it using clean hands gently press your foundation in your skin. It sounds weird right?! It does works because this will help in warming up your foundation a little and let it sink in seemlessly else it would just settle on top of the primer and chances of it sliding off are more.

SETTING POWDER

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If your face is super oily and you find the need to apply setting powder, always apply it with a dampened makeup sponge. You might not have heard it earlier but it sets better with a damp sponge as compared to a brush.

BLUSH AND EYELINER

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Trick to keeping your blush stay longer is to use a cream blush first followed by powder blush. Just as we use a setting powder on top of foundations, using a powder on top of cream helps last it longer. This technique can be used to blushes as well as eye shadows. First use a cream product and use the same coloured powder product on top to help it last longer.

BLOTTING PAPER

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If you can’t control the oil your skin produces, you can surely find a way to remove it. Blotting sheets are the easiest way of removing oil from your face without disturbing the makeup. Simply dab the sheet on parts you see oil, and do not slip or slide the sheet.

These were my favorite top 10 hacks for oily skin that help in improving the application as well as the longevity of the makeup. Hope these help you all out and help your skin be oil free.

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