Get Ready this Diwali with Makeup Products Under Rs. 1000

With Diwali around the corner, I’m sure all of you must be very excited about it. Afterall the festive season is for  shopping, fun and indulging in lots of good things. If you have already spent a lot on your Diwali dresses and accessories, here’s a post for all the beautiful ladies out there, that will save you all from spending oodles on makeup products for Diwali. In this post, I have listed 4 makeup products that will help you get ready for the day, have a look:

  1. Lakme CC Cream (Rs. 275)

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Since I do not like wearing foundation so much, I always swear by Lakme CC cream. It is light weight, blends on my skin easily and brightens my face instantly. Lakme CC cream is available in two shades: Beige and Bronze. Recently, Lakme has come up with 9to 5 CC Color Transform Cream which claims to start like a fairness cream and finish like makeup, sounds interesting? Do give it a shot, if you haven’t tried it yet.

2. VLCC Enchanting Eyes Kajal (Rs. 199)

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This kajal from VLCC is worth investing on, the twist up pen like packaging is convenient to use. The kajal glides on smoothly and gives the darkest black color which makes it a must have for this festive season.

3. Maybelline Colorshow Nail Polish (Rs.110)

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These are my favorite range of nail polishes. They come in a number of beautiful shades in cute little packaging. Do pick up one or two from this range according to your choice. I drool over the reds from this range!

4. Streetwear Color Rich Ultramoist Lipstick (Rs.199)

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One of the best budget lipsticks till date. I love everything about these lipsticks, right from the quirky packaging to the choice of shades, staying power, texture and the lovely fragrance.

5. Maybelline White Superfresh Compact (Rs. 150)

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Now for the final touch up, dab some Maybelline White Superfresh compact for a fresh and bright look and you’re good to go. The compact comes with an in built mirror for touch ups and it also controls oil very efficiently for more than 6 hours! It comes in 3 shades: Pearl, Shell and Coral.

All these products added together, comes to Rs. 933 only. So go ahead and shop for these products and get ready to celebrate Diwali with your near and dear ones.

Image courtesy: Amazon.in

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VLCC Enchanting Eyes Kajal Review, Price & Swatches

Hello girls, I hope you are doing well. Lately, due to work pressure in my office, I could hardly find time to blog and secondly, my  makeup these days is limited to kajal, lip balm and BB cream only. The only good thing that is happening is that I’m trying out different kajals for my eyes. I’m not very particular about brands these days when it comes to kajal, but I’m always in search of a decent kajal that gives me a smudge-free look without touch ups to survive during my office hours for days when I don’t get time to leave my workstation for a quick break.

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Currently, I have been using the VLCC Enchanting Eyes kajal and I’m loving it so much that I decided to write a post about it.  I have used VLCC products before and I always had a bittersweet experience with them. As far as the kajal is concerned, this is the best  product I’ve used so far from VLCC. Read on to know why…

Price: INR 199 for 0.3 g

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Product description:VLCC’s Enchanting Eyes Kajal will create a dark, intense line for dramatic eyes. It is smudge-proof and waterproof, which makes it last long. The kajal is dermatologically-tested and enriched with botanical extracts and comes in an easy-to-use retractable stick format.

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My take on the product: The kajal comes in a retractable black pen like packaging with a golden rim in the middle. The packaging  ensures minimum product wastage and makes it easy to carry around. The price is decent and affordable too. Coming to the consistency, the kajal is soft and thus it can glide on very smoothly, it is easy to apply both on the waterline and on the eyelids. The shade is very dark and a single swipe is enough to give you beautiful looking kohl-rimmed eyes. The kajal can stay up to 5-6 hours after which it needs a minor touch up, however, this works much better than kajals from other drugstore brands.

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Ir didn’t smudge or started to fade away when I accidentally washed my face once, which is why I’m loving it so much. I didn’t feel any irritation or watering after applying it daily, for a week which is why I believe that it is safe to use for all.The kajal can be removed with a makeup remover easily.

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Pros: 1. Value for money

2. Easy to apply

3. Smudge proof

4. Doesn’t irritate eyes

5. Water proof

6. Gives the darkest black color

Cons: I wish they came up with a bit colorful packaging

Rating: 4.5/5

Recommendation: The back of the VLCC Enchanting Eyes kajal has tutorial for 4 different looks which you can try as per your choice. I think this is one of the best drugstore kajal available in Indian market and every girl who is looking for a everyday kajal, can definitely go for this one!

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Maybelline Summer Essential Makeup Kit Review

Hello girls, so I’m posting about almost after a month. My job is keeping me too busy and I’m finding it hard to squeeze out some time to blog. However, today I’m here with the review of Maybelline Summer Essential makeup kit. We all are aware what cakey makeup could do to our face when the temperature is high. So should we give up on makeup during summer? Of course not! We can  wear minimal makeup and keep rocking in summer. Maybelline has come up with this wonderful summer essential kit that has few products which we can use daily and look fresh.

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The makeup kit consists of:

  • Maybelline White Superfresh Compact.

This compact is really very lightweight. It instantly brightens my face and doesn’t look cakey at all. The compact blends easily on my skin, controls oiliness and it comes in three shades to suit all types of Indian skin tone. It is priced INR 150 only! Read the complete review here

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal.

Almost all of us swear by this kajal and it needs no introduction. Easy to use, convenient to carry around, give dark and highly pigmented black color, glides smoothly and do not irritate the eyes. The best part is that it comes at a price of INR 200 only which is quite affordable and for me, one pencil lasts almost a month.

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  • Maybelline Baby Lips Lip balm in the shade Berry crush

Another product which I carry around in my purse all year round. Lip balms can be used any time. They make  our lips softer and prevents dryness. This lip balm comes with a protection of SPF2o and also gives a slight hint of color to the lips. The best part of this lip balm is the wonderful fragrance and the lipstick-like twist up tube which is very hygienic. The lip balm is priced INR 190. I have reviewed it long back here

Clean your face with a hydrating face wash and pat dry. Apply a lightweight moisturizer all over your face and neck. Apply Maybelline White Superfresh Compact, tight-line your eyes with the Maybelline colossal kajal, dab some lip balm and you’re ready to go.

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All these products are my go to makeup products in summer and you can also wear it to your college or work everyday for a fresh and  summer ready look.

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Get Ramp Ready with the Versatile FACES Cosmetics Stackables

Stack up the Stackables in your make-up kitty as FACES Cosmetics now launches Stackables that are irresistible combinations of highly concentrated shimmer powders. Dress up your eyes, lips, or nails in gorgeous hues with these loose mineral based powder pigments. Whether it’s the sultry evening or a dramatic day-out, FACES Stackables can be used alone or mixed with your favorite primer for eyes, nail polish and lip gloss to glam up your face in an instant.

These versatile goodies from FACES Cosmetics are available in stacks of inspired color themes to help you create the most unique and stunning look. Create sultry eyes with FACES Stackables powders that can be used both as an eye shadow and an eye liner to highlight, contour and accentuate your eyes. Whether you are looking at a subtle look or a bold one, for the day or the night, get hold of the Stackables in season’s hottest shades and use your creative blending skills.

Play the drama on your nails by mixing these dust towers with a clear nail polish. Pout pretty as Stackables give just the right shimmer on top of your lipstick, and doubles up as a lip gloss when mixed with a transparent shade. Let your body glow with these wonderful body highlighters that Stackables are!

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With a sensual collection of shades to choose from, FACES Stackables come in customized sparkle dust towers of four different ranges- Wild, Glitter, Whish and Zeebra. And what’s better is that Stackables are value for money! Apply a primer underneath, and they will last you for hours.

So look no further and stock up the FACES Stackables that has something for every shade of you!

 

Available in 4 shades:

FACES Stackables- Wild       Rs.799

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FACES Stackables- Glitter     Rs.899

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FACES Stackables- Whish    Rs.799

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FACES Stackables- Zebra   Rs.799

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About FACES CANADA

FACES Cosmetics, with a proud Canadian heritage spanning 40 years, offers an exclusive line of makeup, skincare products and make-up accessories offering over 300 stunning products in India. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada since being established in 1974, FACES now has a steadily growing international presence.

With a reputation for on-trend beauty and premium products, FACES offers unparalleled variety in its products at attractive price points. The brand is known for its unique product innovations and formulations. Combining international cosmetic technology with a comprehensive understanding of the needs of an Indian woman, FACES continuously innovates to offer a wide range of high performance and world class cosmetics. FACES Cosmetics stores across the globe celebrate vanity through internationally acclaimed makeup, skincare and beauty accessory products with exciting promotions, free make-overs, trend-spotting, beauty advice and a lot more at the store.

FACES has already been making a splash across most major cities in India, with 24 exclusive beauty stores in major metros and Tier I cities. The bang-on-trend, FACES color cosmetics are also available in over 450 cosmetic retail stores and in select modern trade outlets of Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle and New U. FACES cosmetics can also be bought online through a number of e-commerce portals such asflipkart.comnykaa.compurplle.com, and shoppersstop.com.

 For more information log on to: www.faces-india.com

 

 

Maybelline Spiced Up Baby Lips Lip Balm Tropical Punch and Spicy Cinnamon Review, Price, Swatches and LOTD

Hello girls, what is that one thing you cannot leave your house without? For me, it’s definitely my lip balm. Tinted lip balms are absolute savior when it comes to staying out for the whole day and hardly getting any chance for touch ups for i can just swipe my lip balm without even looking at the mirror :p. I am a huge fan of Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms, I have tried almost all the varieties available till date. Recently they have launched their “Spiced Up” range, keeping in mind the complexion of Indian girls and I am so happy for this. I have pigmented lips and the newly launched darker shades are great for my lips!

Price:INR 175 for 4 gms

What the product claims: Maybelline New York launches the all new Baby Lips Spiced Up, made for the Indi pop generation specially and developed to perfectly suit the range of Indian skin tones. With every application lips are reborn and feel supple, plump, moisturized, giving you intense care. Baby Lips Spiced Up comes in delicious flavors – Spicy Cinnamon, Berry Sherbet, and Tropical Punch that guarantee to delight. Pout in confidence this summer with the best lip balm in India, Baby Lips Spiced Up.

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My take on the products: When Maybelline told me that they are sending over the lips balms for me to try, I was jumping with joy. Finally when I received them, I found out they have sent me not one but two of them to try out, Tropical Punch and Spicy Cinnamon.

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The packaging is same as that of previous version but these came in darker colors resembling the shades of the balms. I reached out for Spicy Cinnamon first, because I have never used a cinnamon flavored lip balm before. I loved the flavor, it felt exactly like cinnamon. The shade is dark, almost brownish like that of cinnamon. The shade will suit Indian skin tones very well.

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The shade Tropical Punch is a pretty pink shade Both the shades did hide my pigmentation and gave a subtle hint of colors to my lips. Tropical Punch has a fruity flavor which is common in many lip balms. The lip balm stays for almost 4 hours without meals and keeps my lips moisturized and soft.

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It also has SPF 20 for sun protection. Overall I am very happy that Maybelline came out with darker shades of baby lips and finally, we girls, who have pigmented lips can also wear tinted lip balms that really shows up o  our lips!! Enjoy the pics and please ignore the dusty keyboard…

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Tropical Punch

Pros: 1. Moisturizing

2. Darker shades

3. Exotic flavors

4. Enriched with SPF 20.

Cons: None

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Recommended to all girls who would love to try love darker shades of lip balms.

Have you tried the Maybelline Spiced Up Baby Lips lip balms yet??

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Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Collection REB02 and REB05 Lipsticks Review, Price, Swatches and LOTD

Hello girls, I am back with a lipstick post after a long time. Today I will be reviewing two lovely lipstick shades from the recently launched Maybelline Rebel Bouquet collection, one is a lovely universally flattering coral pink shade and another one is a lovely bright orange, which is neither too light and neither too bold, just the perfect shade of orange I was looking for!

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Read on to know more about them:

Price: INR 450 for 3.9g

My take on the products: The lipsticks have same packaging as their Color Sensational range with steel colored bullet and the plastic cap similar to the color of the lipstick shade.

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The packaging is sturdy and can be carried around with ease. The lipstick glides on lips easily and gives a sheer coverage on single swipe, however the color is buildable with multiple swipes. The lipstick gives a glossy finish when applied but settles into a matte finish after sometime.

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The color stays on for 4-5 hours on me minus meals. The lipstick do not feathers or dries out my lips. The shade REB02 is a warm coral pink shade that will flatter Indian skin tones well.

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It is a lovely pink shade and brightens up my complexion. The shade REB05 is an orange shade which I am in totally love with! I am wearing the shade almost daily. The color is bright yet not loud, gives a pop of color to my lips and surely is an eye catcher.

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Overall, I am very impressed with Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipsticks for their amazing shades and reasonable price range!

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Pros: 1. Lovely shades

2. Moisturizing

3. Easy to apply on lips

4. Does not bleed

Cons: I wish they did a different packaging for this range. The shades are otherwise difficult to recognize without check out the numbers.

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Highly recommended to all the girls looking for bright and summery shades to try out this season.

*Product sent by brand for consideration*

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Twice as Nice with Garnier

Hello girls, this post will a fun and of course a very useful post for you all. In this post, I have collaborated with my blogger friend, Sayantinee Bhattacharyya of Cherry on Top blog and we bring you a post which is twice as nice just like the Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash and Garnier Skin Naturals Apricot Pure Active Exfoliating Skin Scrub. She writes mostly about makeup and I focus more on skincare and together, we will give you suggestion on how to take care of your skin in summer followed by a lovely makeup tutorial from my dear friend.

As the temperature rises high in summer, our skin has to face the harsh sunlight everyday. Adding to that our skin feels oily, sweaty and thus attracts a lot of dirt in summer, not to forget the suntan and blemishes that joins in! Here are some handy tips to keep your skin healthy and radiant during summer:

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  • Keep yourself hydrated. Drink 8-10 glasses of water each day and carry water bottle while you go out.
  • Use sunscreen before going out in the morning. Apply the sunscreen atleast 30 minutes before you leave the house.
  • Use natural toner at home like cucumber juice, store it in fridge and use it whenever your skin feels dull or tired.
  • Cleanse your face twice a day with a good face wash that will remove dirt and oil effectively.
  • To get rid of tan, mix gram flour with yogurt and apply the paste all over the tanned area. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
  • Use shower gels and bath salts to get a glowing skin
  • Have a good sleep to reduce stress.

Once you get a glowing skin in summer, it’s time for some good makeup. Sayantinee will show you how to get simple and fresh and makeup tutorial for summer in five easy steps. Have a look at her tutorial below:

  • Prepare your base with any BB cream/ tinted moisturizer and concealer you like. Don’t forget to apply a matte and sweat-proof compact on top of that.
  • To add a natural flush to your cheeks apply some pink/coral blush to the apples of your cheeks.
  • Tightline your eyes with a black kohl. If you have very oily lower waterline like I do then skip tightlining your lower waterline.
  • Curl your lashes and apply a good amount of mascara.
  • Apply your favourite summery pink lipstick

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This is how you can be #TwiceAsNice in summer. Do check out her blog for more makeup tutorials.

Now, here is another duo from Garnier which includes the Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash and Garnier Skin Naturals Apricot Pure Active Exfoliating Skin Scrub. Keep reading to know how they are #TwiceAsNice:

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Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash

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Price: INR 90 for 100ml.

  • It is enriched with goodness of neem that fights pimples and marks and tea tree oil that works on blemishes
  • Removes dirt and oil easily
  • Lathers well
  • Prevents pimples
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Makes skin fresh and radiant

Garnier Skin Naturals Apricot Pure Active Exfoliating Skin Scrub.

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  • Exfoliates my skin well.
  • Removes dead skin cells easily
  • Not harsh on skin
  • Skin feels soft and even
  • Smells nice

Have you tried the Garnier #TwiceAsNice combo yet? Do share your thoughts about it below.

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New Lakme Satin Enrich Lipstick P166 Review, Price, Swatches and LOTD

So, recently Lakme revamped the packaging and formula of their Satin Enrich range and gave it an all new look. Lakme has introduced 10 shades in the range and most of them are pinks. I had three lipsticks from the earlier collection and I loved the formula and pigmentation. Needless to say, these lipsticks were available at Rs. 240 only and were one of the best lipstick in budget. When I get to know that they have introduced new shades with new packaging and formula I was excited to try them so I went ahead and bought a shade from the revamped Lakme Satin Enrich range.Let us see if the revamped version has lived up to my expectation.

Shade: P166

Price: INR 260 for 4.3g

What The Product Claims:Lakmé Enrich Satin Lip Color keeps your lips satin soft, vibrant and lasts long.

My Take on the Product: The new packaging looks way better than the old maroon packaging that looked very dull and boring. The lipstick has a steel-grey bullet with a transparent cap.

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The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. The range mostly has very pale and light shades that are apt for fairer skin tones only. The shade P166 is one of the darkest shade from the range. It is almost a neon pink shade.

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I have a wheatish skin tone but the color washes me out. Girls with pigmented lips should stay away from this shade. The lipstick is very creamy in texture and moisturizing.The color goes opaque in 2-3 swipes but since the formula of the lipstick is very creamy, it feathers when applied on lips.

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The lipstick stayed on my lips for hardly two hours without meals. The color transfers easily and might bleed if you do not use a lip liner. I feel the earlier formula of these lipsticks were much better and the color payoff was really rich.

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I hope Lakme introduces darker shades apt for Indian skin tones.Overall, I am not happy with the new version of Lakme Satin enrich and I’ll skip rest of the shades.

Pros: 1. Moisturizing

2. Pleasant smell

Cons: 1. Feathers a lot

2. Washes me out

3. All the shades are suitable for fairer skin tones only

4. Poor staying power

5. Bleeds without a lip liner underneath

6. Transfers easily

Rating: 3/5

Recommendation: Skip this range, unless you are too excited to try one. The older version of Lakme Satin enrich range was much better in texture, choice of shades and pigmentation.

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Four Oriflame The One Matte Lipsticks Review, Price, Swatches and LOTDs

Hello ladies, who doesn’t love lipsticks? I am obsessed with lipsticks and I love splurging on them. In this post I will review four of the newly launched matte lipstick shades from Oriflame “The One” range. Oriflame is one of my personal favourite brand when it comes to makeup and skin care and I am dedicated few of their products for my daily skin care regime. I have got some lovely shades to review and all off them will look good on Indian skin tone and especially on dusky beauties. Let us have a look at them below:

Price: INR 499 for 4g

Shades: 1. Molten Mauve

2. Pink Raspberry

3. Desert Sand

4. Nutty Plum

5. Brownie Delight

6. Marry Maroon

7. Red Seduction

8. Berrylicious

9. Wild Rose

10. Cherry Brown

What the product claims: A hydrating Lipstick that gives intense beautiful matte lips to start the day. It is made with a blend of avocado, jojoba and Vitamin E to hydrate condition & protect the lips. Comes in 10 wonderful shades.

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My take on the products: The product comes in a dull purple packaging. I personally do not like the packaging as it looks very dull. however, the lipsticks are sturdy. The lipsticks smells pleasant and despite of being matte lipstick they glide on my lips really well.

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The finish is semi matte hence women with dry lips won’t have to worry. The staying power of these lipsticks is almost 4-5 hours with meals in between. most of the shades are dark in this range and hence are very much pigmented. So girls, who have pigmented lips will get ample options to choose from this range. I have got four shades and each of them are very dark and will look great on Indian skin tones.

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It is recommended to use a lip liner underneath so that the lipstick do not feather. The lipstick fades leaving behind a reddish stain that lasts long. Let us look into the shades in details:

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Berrylicious: This is my favourite of the lot. A bright berry pink shade, great to complement an ethnic look. This shade is very flattering and looks great on young girls.

Red Seduction: A bright red shade that will flatter fair to dusky skin tones equally. The shade will brighten up your face and looks great in pictures too!

Marry Maroon: As the name suggests, it is a dark red shade with red undertones. This shade will look good on dusky beauties. This shade is all good for mature women and will look great on our moms!

Cherry Brown A true chocolate-brown shade, great to wear for office and looks really bold and outstanding

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Pros: 1. Variety of shades to choose from

2. Non drying

3. Decent staying power

4. Highly pigmented

Cons: 1. Packaging could have been better

2. Could have added few more shades

Rating: 4/5

Recommendation: Recommended to all those who are look for dark matte lipsticks.

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L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Rouge Lipstick by Freida Pinto Review, Swatches and FOTD

Hello everyone, Valentine’s day is incomplete without a hint of red in it. In this post I will be reviewing one of the most raved shade from the newly launched L’Oreal Paris Star Collection lipstick range. The name of the shade is “Pure Rouge” and this is the shade for Frieda Pinto. This new range of L’Oreal Star Collection lipsticks has some lovely shades of reds, it has also got an orange and a vibrant fuchsia shade in the range! Here’s all the details about the lipstick below:

Price: INR 995 for 4.2g

About the Product: The Color Riche Pure Reds Collection is created with a revolutionary and innovative formula that delivers bold, luscious color that lasts for a full 6 hours, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence. Pure pigments deliver intense color and Jojoba oil gives perfect hydration up to 4 hours. The range includes 7 exquisite matte shades

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My Take on the Product: The lipstick comes in classy black packaging with a red button at the center-front of the bullet and Frieda Pinto’s signature above it, on the cap. The color of the button is similar to the shade of the lipstick.

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The shade is sported by Freida Pinto and she being a dusky beauty herself, looks very pretty in the shade.The shade “Pure Rouge” is a vibrant neutral red color and will suit all skin tones ranging from fair to dusky skin tones effortlessly.

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The color is insanely pigmented and one swipe will give you the desired color. It will easily cover up lip pigmentation and settle into a smooth matte red finish. Since I have thin lips, I apply a red lip liner underneath and then apply the lipstick. The lipstick is not much drying on lips yet it is recommended to exfoliate your lips well to make it look smooth and even.

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The lipstick glides on lips easily without tugging despite of being a matte lipstick. The staying power is almost 6 hours without meals. It fades a bit unevenly leaving behind a prominent red stain. You may need to touch up after heavy meals to keep the shade intact. Overall I love this shade and this is one the brightest lipstick shade in my vanity now.

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Pros:

  1.  Classy packaging
  2.  Highly pigmenmted
  3. Gorgeous shade
  4. Long staying power
  5. Smooth texture
  6. settles in to matte finish
  7. Not over-drying

Cons: Pricey

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Highly recommended to all those who are looking for a gorgeous neutral red shade.

Have you tried the L’Oreal Pure Reds Star Collection lipsticks yet?

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