Five Best Blushes for Indian Skintone

Merry Christmas people! By the time you are reading this post, I hope you all had already had your Christmas cake. For me, the day will be full of cakes :p.

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It’s Christmas finally and we are just 6 days away from a brand new year! This obviously calls for celebration and so, all the beautiful ladies who are going to party tonight or enjoy with your loved ones, here are some quick recommendation for blushes to complement your skin tone and give your face a hint of color. You can also check out these lipsticks for a complete look:

1. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Creamy Cinnamon (Rs. 225 for 7gms)

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Maybelline Cheeky Glow blushes are one of the most affordable blushes available in Indian Market. These blushes come in cute packaging and three pretty shades. Creamy cinnamon is a dusty rose shade and will look flattering in all skin tones. The staying power of these blushes is up to 4 hours, blends well on skin and are decently pigmented.

2. NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Orange (Rs. 650 for 3.5gms)

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Love orange? Then you need to try this orange blush from NYX. This brand has some lovely blushes in store, this being one of them. The shade is a peachy orange shade, looks very natural on Indian skin tone. It has a creamy texture so blends really well in skin and stays for 4 hours. This blush is absolutely lightweight and easy to apply

3. Inglot AMC Cream Blush 83 (Rs.750 for 5.5 gms)

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This creamy blush from Inglot comes in a tiny jar and the shade is very pretty. It is a rosy brown shade and is perfect for winters and day wear. The texture is smooth and blends really well. This shade will flatter Indian skin tones well and will brighten up your face.

4. Lakme 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher in Rose Crush (Rs. 450 for 6gms)

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This shade was a big hit among blusher lovers when it was launched. I’m not sure whether these are still available at Lakme outlets but you can definitely buy them online. The shade Rose Crush, is a warm brown shade with pink undertones. It is highly pigmented and comes with an applicator brush for the ease of application. The blush is very lightweight and easily blendable too.

5. Loreal True Match Blush Golden Apricot ( Rs. 650 )

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This shade from Loreal is a great option for parties and evening makeup. The shade is golden-copper and will complement smokey eyes well. The shade has a muted shimmer finish and will look good on Indian skin tones.The pigmentation is not that great. These blushes come with a cute brush for the ease of application.

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Five Things From Your Kitchen For Quick Tan Removal

Hello guys, hope you all are doing great. With festive season coming up I’ll try to come up with skin care remedies as often as I can. When festive season is around the corner, what worries me most is suntan. Suntan is something that is unavoidable for a student like me where I have to go out often in the sun, no matter how much sunscreen I use.

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During this time homemade face masks and face packs come to my rescue. Today I’ll be sharing some home remedies for quick tan removal and all the ingredients listed here are easily available in our home. Have a look at them below:

 

1. Yogurt

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For me, yogurt works best on suntan. I can see the difference in my skin color after 2-3 uses. Mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 3 table spoons gram flour and few drops of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your face neck and all the exposed area of your body. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with water. You will definitely notice the difference in two weeks.

2. Potato

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Peel potatoes and blend them in a blender to make a thick paste, add few drops of lemon juice and rose-water to it. Apply this mixture all over the exposed parts of your body, leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off with water. Do this twice a week for best results.

3.Cucumber

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Cucumber juice is another great way to reduce suntan as well as to soothe skin. cucumber is rich in vitamin C that helps to restore skin’s moisture and the cooling effect it provides helps to get rid of itchiness and redness caused due to overexposure to the sun.

4. Milk Powder

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Milk powder when added with honey and rose-water can create a perfect face pack for tan removal. Milk powder and honey helps in making your complexion fairer and skin tighter. Use this pack once a week to get rid of suntan easily.

5. Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)

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Grind red lentil in a fine paste and add 2 tablespoons of fresh tomato pulp with it. Apply this mixture to get a fairer skin and remove tan easily. tomato acts as natural bleaching agent and helps to brighten complexion. red lentil paste is a great natural exfoliant and will help to remove dirt from skin easily. use this pack twice a week for effective results.

I guess all these ingredients are easily available at our home and you can pick any one of these to make natural pack that will help you to get rid of suntan easily. Do let me know if you have tried any of these…..

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Five Night Creams For All Skin Type

Hello girlies, I hope you are enjoying the sudden monsoon splashes lately! Monsoon rains are a great relief after the scorching summer heat, especially when you have to go to your college and return back drenched in sweat! For my beauty regime, night cream is something which I have ignored long until I read in few blogs, how important they are to make our skin soft and radiant.

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I have personally tried and tested few night creams for myself and based on my experience, I am sharing five night creams that I have really liked as they have worked well on my skin, have a look at the list below:

 

1. Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream (Rs. 110 for 50 gms)

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A budget night cream from the house of Himalaya Herbals. The cream is light weight, makes skin smooth and soft. It do not remove spots and marks completely but tends to fade them with regular usage. A tub will go for almost 3 months.

2. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow  Skin Lightening & Brightening Nourishing Night creme (Rs.375 for 60 gms)

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A miraculous night cream in a gel + creme formula that absorbs on the skin easily and works effectively and dark spots making skin fairer with regular usage. The product comes in a wonderful packaging and has a pleasing fragrance. The presence of yogurt as a major ingredient makes this product safe to use on skin and suitable for all skin types.

3. Olay Natural White Night Cream (Rs. 325 for 50 gms)

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A light weight night cream  which is light weight and absorbs easily on skin. It works well for all skin types making it soft and supple. It comes in a sturdy packaging.  The cream has an even texture and blends easily on skin too.

4. FabIndia Vitamin E Night Cream (Rs. 300 for 100ml)

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A night cream rich in herbal ingredients, safe on all skin types, comes in a sturdy packaging. It has a wonderful fragrance, rejuvenates skin and skin feels refreshed in the morning. The cream comes easy on pocket but works very effectively.

5. Ponds Flawless White Re-brightening Night Treatment Cream (Rs. 449 for 50gms)

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A night ream with cute pink and white girly packaging :). Works well on skin and lightens skin tone. It reduces skin dullness and skin feels radiant in the morning. This cream will suit all skin types.

I hope this article was helpful. Do share your thoughts below!

 

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Five Orange Lipsticks For Indian Skintones

Hello girlies, these days I’m loving everything in orange….orange dress, nail paints and even lipsticks. Orange is a bright shade and you may always give a second thought before buying one but if you pick the right shade of orange according to your skin tone, you may get an instant pop of color for your lips and a brighter looking face. The color is so in that every tinsel town beauty has been found sporting this shade in various events.

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Here is a list of five orange lipsticks available in India. I have listed them keeping in mind the Indian skin tone so almost all the shades will suit our Indian beauties:

 

1. Maybelline Moisture extreme Color Sensational Lipstick in Bronze Orange (Rs.285)

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A soft coral shade with orange undertones. Priced reasonably, this lipstick will suit fair to medium skin tones. It is moisturizing and keep lips hydrated with an added benefit of SPF15. Staying power is up to 4-5 hours. If you are planning to try orange lipstick for the first time, this is a safe choice! Buy it here.

2. Lotus Herbals Pure Color Lipstick O orange (Rs. 245)

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A true orange shade, justifies the name! It is very smooth to apply on lips and stays for 3-4 hours on lips.  The lipstick do not settle in fine lines but tends to transfer easily. Two swipes give opaque coverage. This shade will look good on a variety of skin tones. Buy it here.

3. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Obsessed Orange (Rs. 275)

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An affordable lipstick from Colorbar Velvet Matte range. Pure orange shade that will flatter Indian skin tones. Stays up to 7 hours on lips. Easy to apply and does not fade easily. The lipsticks will not dry out your lips or bleed or settle in to fine lines. Buy it here.

4. Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Tangerine Tango (Rs.356)

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A lovely orange shade from Avon Ultra Color range. The lipstick comes in a classy packaging and has a buttery texture. It glides smoothly on lips, keep lips soft and supple and stays up to 4 hours. The shade has invisible fine shimmer and comes with SPF 15.

5. Inglot Matte Lipstick 103

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A warm orange with red undertones shade which gives opaque coverage in just two swipes. The shade will look lovely on medium to dusky beauties. Easy to apply and do not dry out lips. It has a long staying power and fades leaving behind a lovely tint.

I hope you’ll find this list useful. Which one among these is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below…..

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Five Kajals Available in India Under Rs.250

Hello girlies…. We, Indian women are always complimented for our naturally beautiful eyes.

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No matter how much alien you are to makeup, you will always have one kajal in your kitty. Today, in this post I have listed five of my favorite kajal which are inexpensive and could be purchased by college going girls like me :). Have a look at them below:

1. Maybelline Colossal Kajal- Rs. 175

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I guess Maybelline Colossal Kajal needs no introduction. It is one of the most purchased kajal in India. It comes in a yellow pencil like packaging. You need to twist up the kajal and use it. The kajal gives you an intense black look and is smudge proof. Staying power is up to 6 -7 hours. The kajal could be removed with a makeup remover. You can read my detailed review on Maybelline Colossal Kajal here.

2. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal In Black– Rs. 200

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Another popular kajal from the house of Lakme. It comes in a black pencil like packaging and the kajal could be up to use. It is highly pigmented and is smudge proof. It stays for 5-6 hours and could be removed with a makeup remover.

3. Lotus Herbals Natural Kajal- Rs. 125

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A 100% vegan kajal made of all natural ingredients. This kajal is enriched with camphor and almond oil. Almond oil keep eyes naturally healthy and camphor prevents all types of eye infections. The kajal has a conical shape, glides like a dream on eyes and staying power is almost 4 hours.

4. Himalaya Herbals Healthcare Kajal- Rs. 120

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Himalaya Herbals Healthcare Kajal is another herbal kajal enriched with the goodness of effective herbs that soothes and protects eyes. It has ingredients like almond oil, castor oil etc and is waterproof too. Staying power is almost 3-4 hours. Opthalmologically tested and safe to use.

5. Jovees Kajal- Rs. 90

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A wonderful kajal from Jovees, comes in a lipstick like case packaging and looks sleek and stylish. The pigmentation is decent and staying power is almost 5 hours. The kajal is safe to use and soothes eyes.

Which one among these is your favourite?

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Five Fruits That Will Keep You Cool In Summer

Hello everyone, first, I would like to apologize for being a little irregular in my blog. I have exams coming up so I have to slow down a bit for a while. Rain has finally arrived in Kolkata and I can not express in words how much relieved I am feeling right now! The only way to tackle summer heat is to keep yourself hydrated as much as possible.

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De-hydration is a common problem in summer and it can happen with any one of us. Today I’m going to list five fruits that will keep you cool in summer. Fruits are light, healthy and full of nutrients. Let’s have a look at them below:

1. Water Melons

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Water melons are mainly constituted of water. A water melon contains about 92-93% of water. Water melons are alkaline fruits rich in Vitamin A and C and is said to act as diuretic too. Water melon is an excellent thirst quencher. They are also rich in antioxidants. A fruit salad in summer is incomplete without delicious  cubes of water melons in it.

2. Pineapples

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Pineapples contains an enzyme called bromelian that can digest both protein and fats. Pineapples are widely consumed to cure intestinal ailments. Pineapples are also consumed to cure arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Pineapples are rich source of Manganese which helps in our bone growth. Include pineapple in your daily food to stay healthy.

3. Grapes

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Grapes are rich in resveratrol which is believed to inhibit different types of cancer and heart diseases. This tiny fruit actually come with great benefits. Grapes are excellent thirst quenchers and regular intake claims to purify blood in our body. To bring some change in your taste buds, you can try to make a fruit custard or have them with frozen yogurt in summer.

4. Mangoes

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How can I miss mango in this list? Mango is my favorite fruit in summer and I cannot miss them at any cost! Mango contains generous amount of Iron and is believed to be a natural appetizer. Mangoes are rich in  selenium and helps to keep human heart healthy and active. Mangoes are known as the “king of fruits” in India and I’m sure all of us know more than one way to relish this juicy fruit.

5. Lychees

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Lychee or litchi grows extensively in China but they are cultivated in many parts of India too. These are fruits have white flesh with a big brown seed. Lychee is rich in Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Copper and Potassium. These fruits keep our body temperature cool and should be consumed daily in summer. Lychee juice is very popular and perfect for summer months. Lychees have medicinal properties and they are being used in Chinese medicines.

Which fruits do you eat to beat the heat? Share with me in the comments below 🙂

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Top Five Skincare Products From VLCC

Hello lovely people, how are you all doing? Recently I found that my skin has been tanned a lot as I am spending long hours outside, in the sun. To get rid of dullness and tanning, I prefer to rely on my curd face pack . If I do not get time for homemade packs, I go for natural or herbal skin care products that would work effectively on my skin problems without being harsh to my skin. VLCC is a well known brand in India and their products are really good and natural and works wonder for my skin too. In this post, I will list some of their best skin care products. Read on to know about them:

1. VLCC Basil & Mulberry Insta Glow Fairness Soap

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This bathing soap from VLCC is specially formulated to cleanse skin pores deeply. It is enriched with the goodness of moisturizers to keep skin soft. Infused with almond, mulberry and basil oil, this soap is ideal for skin rejuvenating and making skin glow. Use everyday for effective results.

2. VLCC Skin Defence Indian Burberry Face Scrub

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This scrub from VLCC is my personal favourite. It exfoliates skin and effectively removes dead skin cells making skin radiant and soft. The presents of natural extracts makes this scrub safe for all skin types. Use this scrub twice a week for getting smooth and clearer skin.

3. VLCC Skin Defence Pista Massage Cream

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This multi action face cream from VLCC is very effective to provide you a fairer skin. The presence on natural ingredients in it helps to keep skin hydrated. This cream works best on those who have dry skin problems. The infusion of nutmeg and pistachio is effective in providing youthful and glowing skin. Use this massage cream daily after bath for effective results.

4. VLCC Anti Tan Facial Kit

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An all-in-one facial kit from VLCC which is apt for a quick facial when you do not have time to go to beauty salons. This kit contains all the products in one pack to give you parlour like facial experience at home. The kit contains:

VLCC Oatmeal (face scrub)
VLCC Melawhite Gel (detan gel)
VLCC Melawhite Powder (face pack)
VLCC Pista (massage cream)
VLCC Melawhite Pack (face mask)

Firstly scrub your face with the scrub provided for 10 minutes, wash with water and pat dry. Then apply the gel, let it get absorbed to the skin completely. As the gel gets absorbed, massage the face with the VLCC Pista Massage Cream for 20 minutes then apply the face pack, keep it for 15 minutes and wash off with water, follow the same procedure with the face mask provided. Use this facial kit twice a month for instant glowing skin at home.

5. VLCC Fair Skin Snigdha Face Cream

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This facial cream from VLCC is proved to provide fairer skin in couple of uses only. It is rich in skin lightening agents like liquorice and turmeric which controls melanin production in skin and provides a fairer skin with regular use. Use it daily after cleansing and toning.

I hope the products listed in this article will effectively work for you. Do share your comments about the article, I would love to hear from you.

 

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Five Lipsticks To Wear This Summer

Hello girls, how are you all doing? Summer is around and the temperature here in Kolkata is rising! Summer for me means “barf ka gola” and “nimbu paani”. I personally prefer summer over winter (sounds strange?). In summers, I usually stay away from heavy makeup no matter where I go. I hate caking up my face with too much products and then the whole thing melting down my face in heat. During summer, I usually apply my CC cream, kohl and lip gloss/ lipstick on a daily basis. For my lipsticks or glosses, I go for light and softer colors.

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If you love light shades of lippies in summer  check these five lipsticks below which are perfect to wear this summer

1. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick In Pink Please

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This one is a lovely pink lipstick which every girl should have in her kitty. It is a true pink shade with warm undertones making it wearable for every skin type. These lipsticks are nicely pigmented, stays for almost 3 hours on lips and is very smooth to apply.

2. Lotus Herbals Lipstick In Carnation

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A peachy coral lipstick that will look good on every skin tone. These lipsticks are inexpensive, stays on lips for 3 hours and are easily available. These lipsticks are enriched with moisturizing properties and consists of natural ingredients.

3. L’oreal Paris Infallible Lipstick In Rich Topaz #822

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A light brown shade that will flatter all skin tones. These lipstick are very creamy, moisturizing and easy to apply. It stays for almost 3-4 hours on lips. A very good shade for office wear.

4. Maybelline Colorsensational Moisture Extreme Lipstick In Dusty Rose

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A dusty rose color lipstick from Maybelline. These lipsticks are so buttery in texture and keep lips hydrated for almost 3 hours. The color do not bleed. This lipstick is another good choice for daily wear.

5. M.A.C. Lipstick In Myth

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A beige nude lip color from MAC. It has great texture and pigmentation and stays up to 4 hours on lips. The lipstick do not feel dry on lips or settle in lines. The color is very flattering for all complexions.

I hope this was helpful, do you prefer light or dark shades of lippies in summer? Do share your comments below!!

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Five Effective Curd Face Pack That Works For Me

Hello everyone, how was the weekend? I had a lovely weekend. I went out with my friends & did some shopping. I have to join my classes today so I’m running around since morning or else I will be late for my class. I was applying my face pack an hour back when I remembered that I have to write a blogpost. So I decided to share few of my favourite face packs using curd. Here are they listed below, hope you like them:

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1. Curd & Honey Face Pack
This is my favourite face pack, infact, this was the pack I was using this morning. Preparation is super easy, take 2 table spoons of curd & mix it with 1 table spoon of honey. Apply it to clean face. Keep it on for 15 minutes then wash it off.with water. This pack is very effective in removing my skin tans.

2. Curd & Gramflour Face Pack
Mix 2 table spoons of curd to 3 table spoons of gram flour. Rub it gently all over your face & body. Do this for 5 minutes & then wash of with water. This pack acts as a natural cleanser and suits all skin types.

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3. Curd & Banana Face Pack
This is another wonderful face pack. Mix a finely mashed banana to 1.5 table spoons of curd and apply it evenly on your face and neck. Keep it for 20 minutes & wash off with water. This is a great anti-ageing face pack and helps to tighten skin making it more radiant.

4. Curd & Lemon Face Pack
This is a very economical face pack or rather a natural face bleach. Curd and lemon has lightening properties and helps to lighten skin & facial hairs with repeated use. Simply squeeze some lemon in 2 table spoons of curd and apply it on your face and neck. Remove with water once the pack dries. Do this twice a week to see visible results, works for me & another favourite face pack of mine.

5. Curd & Mango Face Pack
Summer is around & what could be a better fruit than mango to use for your skin care this season? Prepare mango pulp & mix it with 1 table spoon of curd. Apply this mixture all over your face and body. Mango removes tans effectively. Curd also helps in skin lightening. I use this pack in summer especially on weekends & it really works wonder for me!

Try these packs at home & let me know how do you like them.
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Five Fuchsia Lipsticks For Indian Skintones

Hello everybody. I am currently in Visakhapatnam for a family trip, I will put up the trip pictures soon in facebook. You can add me in facebook to check out the pics. I was planning to do a post on best red lipsticks for a long time but with more and more gals going crazy for fuschia lipsticks, I thought to write a post about it first.Read on to know about my favourite five fuchsia lipsticks and see if you have all of them in your vanity.

1. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia Fix
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Price: INR 275
This lipstick is from the Colorbar velvet matte range. No wonder, this lipstick is one of the most raved about lipstick from Colorbar. This lipstick has a matte finish yet it is very moisturizing on lips. It is a light wearable fuchsia shade and is suitable for every day wear. Stays on lips for 5-6 hours and fades leaving behind a nice tint. It will look good on all skin tones.

2. Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick #135

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Price: INR 225
A lovely bright pink lipstick from Lakme satin enrich range. These lippies are good for those who are looking for lipsticks in budget. The lipstick has nice pigmentation and gives a creme finish to your lips. It stays for almost 3 hours. This color will look very flattering on dusky beauties.

3. L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Intense Fuchsia
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Price: INR 785
This one is another wonderful fuchsia lipstick from L’Oreal Paris. A hot and funky fuchsia shade that would really make you the centre of attraction. The texture is creamy and it stays on lips for almost 5 hours. This color will look great on fair to medium skin tones.

4. MAC Girl About The Town
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INR-990
This is from amplified MAC creme lipstick range, bright pink in color with blue undertones. It has great pigmentation and stays on lips for almost 5 hours. It fades leaving behind a nice pinkish tint. It has a creamy texture which won’t make your lips dry. This shade will suit all skin tones.

5. Maybelline Superstay 14hr Lipstick in Infinitely Fuchsia
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INR-525
A beautiful fuchsia lipstick from Maybelline Superstay range. I love Maybelline products and their quality never disappoints me. This lipstick feels a bit drying on lips so it is recommended to use a lip balm underneath if you have dry lips. It stays for almost 6 hours on lips. This shade will look good on fair to medium skin tones.

I hope you found this post helpful. Do share your thoughts and tell me about your favourite fuchsia lipsticks too!

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