Friday, 29 August 2014

Beauty UK Eye shadow Palette Review

Hey Girlies

How are you all. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all. I just love Mumbai during this time of festival. Though traffic wise its a nightmare but the idols of Ganeshji and the spirit in people makes you forget this glitches and motivate you to plainly enjoy the atmosphere. 

The other day  I was going through my vanity kit and took out my everyday wear eyeshadow palette -Beauty uk Eyeshadow collection in Naked  variant and hence  decided to dedicate my next post to it.

Those who don't know about this particular brand, Beauty uk eyeshadow is the UK based brand which produces colorful cosmetics at affordable range ( Note : affordable in terms of UK Pounds :P).

Beauty uk sell these eyeshadow palettes in 7 variants each palette consisting of 10 eyeshadow colors. I received there eyeshadow palette in my Fabbag few months back in variant Naked. 

The condition of the palette is little rough due to everyday use. 

What does Beauty uk cosmetics says about its eyeshadow palette 

Make your statement with our best selling eyeshadow palettes - as featured in Vogue. With collection combining beautiful brights to subtle shimmers these palettes are a beauty uk fan must have. 

My take on the product 

I first received the beauty uk eyeshadow palette through Fabbag in variant Naked. The palette consist of 10  eyeshadow colors -4 shimmers , 6 matte and all in earthy shades. The palette comes in a mirror box type transparent packaging with a horizontal mirror and a brush. Mirror can be convenient to  use for product application and touch ups. Packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. 

 The palette is lightly pigmented  and hence though the color payoff is not that great , they can be easily use for everyday office wear , for light makeup, by beginners and some of the light shades can even be use as concealers and darker shades as brow fillers. The darker shades can be use for creating subtle smokey eyes and the sole silverish one makes for a very good highlighter. 

I love all the four shimmery shades. They do not fall out and gives a subtle shine to the eyes.

The matte shades are less pigmented and hence less visible. However they make for a good base eye makeup. The light browns can be also use as concealers while the dark brown ones can be use as brow fillers 

 These palettes are available online in India at Rs. 649 and Rs. 513 at Jabong and Fabbag respectively. For others they are available online at Amazon at Rs. 3.99 pounds. These palettes are available in 7 shade range , other ranges mainly constraint of more bold colors. Thus the range provides variety of choices at an affordable price. 

The eyeshadows do not fall on application and spreads evenly. However the stay power is a little issue as they do not stay for a longer time and can be easily smudged hence necessitating frequent touch ups. 

Overall I really like the palette and it has been quite useful for me at times when I require to wear the natural look or subtle makeup. Though the palette is lightly pigmented it can be really useful for those who do not want to always carry bold eye makeup look. Plus price is very reasonable. In my opinion it's good worth for the money. 

My rating : 4.5/5.00

So have you tried Beauty uk eyeshadow palette or any other beauty uk cosmetics ? How had been your experience with them ? Would love to hear all about it. Till then,

Bye bye. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede - shade 085 Trendsetter

Hey everyone,

I recently bought a lipstick from  Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede . The collection was launched last year in 20 beautiful shades. I bought a shade -Trendsetter (085) from this collection.

2.55 gm available for Rs. 715/- . Revlon recently hiked its prices from Rs. 650 to Rs. 715/-.

What does Revlon says about the product 

  • One step , ultra comfortable wear with all-day color
  • Dries to be a beautiful suede finish
  • Instantly moisturising using a combination of Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Apply evenly for full, creamy color coverage. Lips feel smooth, conditioned and comfortable
  • Does not feather or bleed. 

My take on the product 
The Trendsetter shade (085) from Revlon Colorstay Utlimate Suede collection is a lovely rich raspberry color which indeed feels very lightweight on the lips. The lipstick comes in a transparent packaging with the transparent plastic cap . Packaging is of a good quality , sturdy and travel friendly. 

The color remains untouched even after 4-5 hours and does not feather or bleed. The texture is creamy, light weight and mattified however in my opinion does not moisturize the lips. The color is rich raspberry which looks very lovely on the face and with some clear top gloss is perfect for the night look. The lipstick glides smoothly on the lips. But the one thing I didn't like about is that it cannot be used directly on the lips as the tapered top of the lipstick does not hug the lips well and you are always left with some mismatch shape which need to be corrected  later. The only way to wear it perfectly is to apply it using a brush and a lip liner. 

The color indeed stays for a long long time on your lips without being faded or stained. It does not dry out the lips but may look chapped on the dry lips since the creaminess of the lipstick is lost after few minutes. It easily survives the light snack and the color stays even after a full meal. Therefore it is perfect for the girls who have longer durations to survive without any access to touchups or finishing. 

I don't understand why Revlon comes out with such pricey products. When launched, the lipstick was priced at Rs. 650/- which was anyway on the expensive side and now they have increase the prices to Rs. 715/- a piece which is tad much for owing more from this collection. But then for the girlies who are always packed with the hectic schedules, it's a really good lipstick. And the shades are really lovely.

The Trendsetter shade is the beautiful raspberry shade and will flatter all the skin tones. The lipstick remains for a good period of time and feels very lightweight on the lips. However the texture may not suit the dry chapped lips as the moisturizing content is low. Its on a pricey side but a worth buy for its beautiful shades and long stay. 

My rating on this product : 4/5

So have you tried any of the Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede lipstick shade ? Which is your favourite Revlon product ? Would love to hear all about it. 

Till then, 


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Loreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Gloss -Bella

"Lipstick cant solve all problems, but its a pretty good start"

Hey everyone,

Don't you all agree with me on this quote. Well I pretty believe in it. A good lip color can immediately brighten your mood and so does a chocolate pastry :P
But sometime good lip colors are really hard to find and especially the ones which may flatter all skin tones.
 When Loreal lauched their Paris Shine Caresse lip gloss range in the beginning of this year, the entire collection was met with warmth and rave reviews. The collection was launched in 8 brilliant shades with equally brilliant names. I mean if a lip gloss is called Bella, Juliette or Venus it immediatley paints a mental picture of something very feminine,  very beautiful. 

Ofcourse I was sold to the craze and bought for myself the most talked about shade in this range "Bella"

What does Loreal Paris says about the product

Now hydration and shine meet lasting, lightweight color. With shine caresse, discover a lip gloss that doubles up as a lip stain. This next generation lip color combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear ability of a stain. It delivers a lasting color with a subtle glossy shine.

My take on the product 

Loreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip gloss in shade Bella comes in a beautiful golden packaging with a small transparent band in between to give you a subtle hint on the color of the shade. I found the packaging very classy very rich. Its sturdy, compact and can be easily carried around.

 The applicator of the lip gloss is petal shaped which hugs the lip perfectly and gives the right amount of gloss on your lips. The tip of the applicator can be used as a lip liner while the wider part can be used for for filling the color on the lips. I am in love with this applicator. Every time it gives a perfect pout to my lips. 

Bella shade is a warm Rosey peachy color. However on first swipe it's very sheer on the lips but the color deepens after a minute or two on reacting with the heat of the skin. The shade will flatter all the skin tones . The texture is watery and amazingly has less stickiness property. I love the glosses which do not make my hair stick to my mouth. It  is less transferable as compared to other lip glosses and has a good staying power. The glossiness stays easily for around 4-5 hours after which it leaves a lovely pinkish stain behind. The stain remins for another 2-3 hours. The gloss survives the light snack however not the full meal. Though the stain remins even after having a full meal. 

The only downside that being a sheer texture it may not show up on the pigmented lips. But then the other darker shades like Juliette can be given a try for the pigmented lips. 

Overall it's a lovely color and looks beautiful on the face. It immediately brightens the look and can be easily worn for the everyday use. I wear it to my office on a day to day basis and always gets ton of compliments on this shade. This is my favourite everyday use lip gloss. 

Being a sheer texture, it may bring out dryness of the lips. Do remember to hydrate your lips before applying the gloss. 

So have you tried any of the Loreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Gloss range? Which is your favourite Loreal Paris product? Would love to hear all about it. Till then,