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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Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in Coffee Command Review, Swatches and LOTD

Hello lovelies, how are you all doing? Today I’ll be reviewing  my current favorite lipstick which I’m wearing almost daily to college. Its Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in “Coffee Command”. Well, I know I’m the last one to review this lipstick but I couldn’t stop myself from sharing with you all how much I love the shade. Without wasting much time, let’s get into the details.

Price: INR 400 for 4.2g

Shelf Life: 2 years from the date of manufacture

What the Product Claims: Combines amazing comfort with staying power that keeps you looking fresh for hours. With a long wearing comfort technology. Offers a creamy color with colorfix technology. Ensures 10 hours of intense creme color.

My Take on the Product: The product comes in a rose-gold metallic packaging which looks very classy. The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. Coming to the shade, it is a lovely peachy-nude shade. It could be a perfect MLBB shade for fair to medium skin tones.

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This lipstick is from the Lakme 9 to 5 office stylist range, so all the shade has been created keeping office goers in mind and for daily use. The lipstick stays on my lips for almost4-5 hours. Since the finish is on the matte side, it might be difficult to pull off without a lip balm underneath especially for girls with dry lips.

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It is recommended to exfoliate your lips before applying this lipstick since it may accentuate chapped lips. The lipstick is lightweight and does not feel heavy on my lips.

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Since I have slightly pigmented lips, I need to apply 2-3 swipes for the color to show up. It gives full coverage in 2 swipes only and the color could be built up gradually. The texture is creamy and smooth but still I use a lip balm underneath. The lipstick has a sweet fragrance and I really liked it.

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Overall, this lipstick is great for everyday wear and could be tried by office and college goers who like to wear neutral colors.

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Pros:1. Classy packaging

2. Lightweight

3. Wonderful shade

4. Decent staying power

Cons: 1.Can be too drying for dry lips

2. Might not look good on dusky beauties

My Rating: 4/5

Will I Repurchase It Again?: I might try other shades from this range :).

Which is your favorite MLBB shade? Do let me know 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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Lakme CC Cream in Bronze Review & Swatches

Hello ladies, hope you all are doing well. Today I’ll be reviewing the Lakme CC Cream which came around 2013 & has been a hit since then. After so many BB Creams from different cosmetic brands, CC Cream was really worth trying. I was skeptical about it initially but a month back, I got hold of one & now I cannot think of going out without it. So what made me fall for this CC Cream from Lakme? Read on to know all about it.

Price: INR 250 for 30ml

Shelf life: 2 years from the date of manufacture

Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane,ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,titanium dioxide,zinc oxide,niacinamide,glycerin,dimethicone crosspolyer,potassium chloride,PEG-10 Dimethicone,Dicaprylyl Carbonate,Magnesium sulphate,Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Disteardimonium Hectorite,Stearic acid,Palmitic Acid,Cholesterol,Bisabolol,Perfume,DMDC Hydantoin,Dimethicone,Sucrose Distearate,Allantoin,Tocopheryl Acetate,Disodium EDTA,Butylene Glycol,BHT,Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate,Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract,CI 77491,CI 77492,CI 77499.

What the product claims: Instantly-Protects, Moisturizes, Brightens, Evens tone, Conceals & Freshens.

Method of use: For best results, dab over cleansed skin and blend in till absorbed for instant brightness and a perfect finish. Use every day.

My take on the product: By now, most of us know that CC cream means complexion care cream as these creams claim to clear & even out complexion along with working as a makeup itself!

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The product comes in a beige tube with a silver cap. The packaging is travel friendly but I wish the product was a bit more in quantity. As I use Lakme CC Cream almost daily, the product ends up in a month :(. The cream has slightly thick consistency but blends effortlessly on my skin. The Lakme CC Cream is available in two shades- Beige & Bronze. I picked up bronze because it is apt for warmer skin tones & looks natural on me without making my face cakey. It has an added benefit of SPF 20.

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I have a combination skin & this cream keeps my face oil free for almost 3-4 hours. It has a pleasant floral fragrance which I really liked. Though I have not seen any change in my natural skin complexion using it yet I’ll be purchasing this again & again.

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This CC cream is not heavy, it can be used daily in all seasons for a near to natural & brighter complexion.

Pros: 1. Easily available
2. Pleasant fragrance
3. Inexpensive
4. Brightens the face on application
5. Light weight & comes with SPF 20
6. Travel friendly packaging

Cons: Doesn’t really work on improving skin’s complexion

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I repurchase it again? : Yes, this is my second tube. I’ll be purchasing the third soon.

Have you used the Lakme CC Cream? Share your experiences below!

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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My Favourite Five Blue Nailpolishes

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? Don’t you love blue nailpolishes? When I was in early years of my school there were only few blue nail polishes available from local brands, I don’t remember Lakme having one back then. I got hold of a local made blue nail paint & I remember how much I loved the color & how I kept showing it to my friends. Thank god,now most of the cosmetic brands have blue nailpolishes & each of them are unique & beautiful in their own way. Today I’ll list my favourite 5 blue nail polishes in this post.

1. Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Shocking Sea

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Price-INR 75
Maybelline India launched their Color Show range few months back but due to its affordable price & range of colors available, these nail Polishes have become a hit among the girls. The Maybelline Color Show nail polish in Shocking Seas is a true teal blue color with glossy finish. It stays for 3-4 days without chipping. Use a base coat & top coat to make it last a little longer.

2. Lakme Fast & Fabulous Nail Paint in Aqua Blast
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Price-INR199
A true blue color from the Lakme Fast & Fabulous range. Sleek packaging, dries on nails fast (claims to dry up in 40 seconds) & has fine shimmer. Gives a glossy finish to nails.

3. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Vernis 613 Blue Reef

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Price-INR 225
A dark glamorous greenish blue nail paint that promises to stay 7 day  long. Nice applicator brush provides smooth glide of color on nails. It comes in a classy packaging with golden cap.

4. Revlon Nail Polish in Midnight Affair
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Price-INR160
A metallic dark blue shade with silver shimmers. This color will actually remind of midnight sky. Very classy & sophisticated color. Stays for 5-6 days without chipping.

5. Colorbar Nail Polish in Shade 19 – Exclusive
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Price-INR 175
A bright blue shade with glossy finish. Stays decently for 5-6 days without chipping. The applicator brush is smooth & fine. This color will brighten up your hand instantly.

I hope this article was helpful to you. Which blue nail polish do you own? Share your comments below.

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My Favourite Five Red Nail Polishes

Hello girls, who doesn’t love nail polishes? The come in different shades & cute bottles. Most of us have started wearing nail polishes much before we started putting on makeup. I can’t think of my nail polish collection without few variations of red in it. Dark red looks wonderful on duskier skin tones while fair to medium skin tones looks great in bright red. Red denotes boldness. In this post I shall list m five of my favourite f red nail polishes to help you decide in which red nail polish you can really look bold & beautiful!

1. Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Scarlet Red

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Price: INR 400 for 3.6g

The much talked about gel nail paints this season. The Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nailpolishes came with much hype. It claims to give salon like nails at home with the unique gel formulation to give your nails a prolonged glossy effect with a beautiful color. This shade “Scarlet Red” is a  maroonish red color & would look better for duskier skin tone. Stays for almost a week with no chipping.

2. Chambor Nail Enamel Dragon Red #303

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Price: INR 299

A classic red nail paint from Chambor Geneva.  The brush gives a smooth application & is  totally chip resistant. The shade is really bright and gives a pop of color to your hands. Stays for more than 4 days on nails. It will suit all skin tones.

3. Faces Cosmetics Nail Paint in Royal Ruby #26

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Price: INR 99 for 7g

A bright & everyday wearable red shade. It gives a glossy finish & stays for almost 4-5 days without chipping. It will look lovely on fair to medium skin tones. Apply two coats of the polish to get the desired color

4. Maybelline Colorama Nail Polish in Gabriele

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Price: INR 100

This pretty red color is from my favourite nail polish range. It is alovely tomato red color. It stays for 4 days without fading or chipping. It’ll look good on all complexions.

5. Lotus Herbals Color Dew Nail Enamel in Crimson Red

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Price: INR 110

It is a  bridal red shade. Sure to brightens up your hand. It stays for almost 5days without chipping or fading. Gives a glossy finish. Will look good on all skin tones.

Which is your favourite red nail polish? Tell me in the comments below.

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Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick in Shade No. 421 Review, Swatches & LOTD

Hello sweeties….. Lakme is one such brand to whom we, our moms & even some of our grand moms are familiar with. I remember, my mom told me once that her wedding makeup kit comprised of mostly Lakme products. I have grown up seeing stacks of Lakme lipstick & nail polishes on my mom’s dressing table. Lakme have been a well known trusted brand from India. Most of us love Lakme. Today I’ll review a nice shade from their Enrich Satin range. The shade number is 421. Read on to know more.

Price: INR 225

What the product claims: Cast a spell in satin. Rich color takes life in a luxuriously creamy stick that brings satin to your lips. Enriched with sunscreens, vitamins and the goodness of olives, your lips will have a story to share. Indulge in a pod of beautiful shades ranging from floral pinks to shimmering peaches.

My take on the product: The Lakme Satin Enrich Lipstick ranges from Pinks & Mauves, Nudes to Reds & Maroons. The shade I own is from Reds & Maroons. The lipstick comes in the classic Lakme packaging of brownish maroon plastic case with same colored lid. The shade number is indicated at the bottom of the case.
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There is no way to distinguish these lipsticks if you own more than one from this range plus these lipsticks are not named, just numbered, making things more difficult. Yet, I bet most of us have more than one of these lipsticks. The shade 421 is a dark maroon shade & is a great shade to complement a festive look.
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This shade will suit most of the Indian skin tones especially dusky beauties.
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The lipstick has satin finish & glides on my lips like butter. Staying power is almost 3 hours after which it starts fading away but it leaves behind a nice tint on my lips.
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The lipstick has typical Lakme fragrance so nothing much to say about it. Try this lipstick if you love to wear bold colored lipstick.

Pros: 1) Nice bold color
2) Easily available
3) Resonably priced
4) Smooth satin finish

Cons: Nothing about the lipstick but I wish they change the packaging for our convinience. 🙂

Rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase it again?: Yes, I keep buying different shades of Lakme Satin Enrich.

Have you tried these lipsticks yet?? Then share your reviews below in the comment section.