Friday, 11 April 2014

Video: Spring Trend - Orange Lips, Winged Liner featuring Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #401

Hey Guys

Hope you all are happy and healthy.

After all the systems (my internet connection and power) conspiring against me, I am finally uploading this video. Orange Lips are very much in trend this season and I could not resist myself from posting a look on this look.

List of Products: 

  • Lancome Teint Idol Ultra Foundation #45 
  • MAC Prolong Wear Foundation in NC42 (Under Eyes)  
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC42 (Blemishes) 
  • Dior Blush in Coral Riviera 
  • Nars Laguna Bronzer 
  • Dior Amber Diamonds 
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • MAC Eye Shadows: Nylon, Texture, Cork, Espresso 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Demolition 
  • Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir 
  • Chanel Le Crayon in Claire 
  • Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #401
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial: 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Review: Soleil de Tan Chanel Bronzing Base

Hey Guys,

Hope you are happy and healthy. 

Now, that the summers are approaching bronzers are gonna be back into most our everyday make-up routines (I use bronzers right through out the year for more definition and color which doesn't make my face look flat). 

I bought this Chanel product a while back and have been using it since then with my MAC 182 Kabuki Brush, and you might have seen me using this in my several videos. Lets see what the company has to say about it: 

The velvety finish of this light cream-gel bronzer leaves your skin with a beautiful sun-kissed look. Wear on its own to enhance your complexion, or for a hint of outdoors radiance, over and under you favorite Chanel foundation. 

Ok, this is one bronzer which gives the most natural bronze look without looking muddy and orangey. Okay, so the concept of cream bronzer may freak some of you out, but, worry not, this will never fail you. It comes a big jar which is a transparent plastic tub. And as soon as you open it, you see a swirl of milk chocolate in mouse form and you would want to immediately take a deep dive into it. LoL, sorry being too dramatic here, but, that's what I felt like when I opened it. It has a very sweet fragrance which is divine to me. It applies evenly with looking patchy and blends in no time. It gives a very pretty satiny finish which doesn't look shiny and doesn't make my face look oily through the day and it lasts on me through out the day without being patchy or fading unevenly. I, however, feel it would work best on fair to medium skin tones. I would like to see a couple of more color variants of this product to suit more skin tones. On me, NC40+ skin tone, it's just there. 

Price: INR 2550/- for 30 gms, which is HUGE and I can easily say it would last me for lifetime. 

Overall, this is a great bronzer for a natural sun-kissed look for fair to medium skin tones. Comes in huge quantity, so, a little higher price is worth it. I will really appreciate if Chanel decides to launch a few more shades to suit a wider variety of skin tones. 

Check out pictures and swatches below: 

Soleil de Tan Chanel Bronzing Base
Soleil de Tan Chanel Bronzing Base; Swatch and Blended
You can see me using this product latest in my couple of last videos Fresh Spring Make-up: Soft Eyes and Berry Lips and Colorful Spring Make-up

I hope you found the review helpful. Have you tried this product? How do find it? Do share your application tips with me in the comments below. 

Have a wonderful year ahead. 

Lots of Love


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Video: Fresh Spring Make-up - Soft Eyes and Berry Lips

Hey Guys,

I hope you all are happy and healthy.

So, I did this fresh spring look, with really soft eyes with some pink, plum and brown thrown in, rosey cheeks and bright/ dark berry-pink lips. Hope you like it.

List of Products Used: 
  • Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation #24
  • MAC Prolong Wear Concealer in NW25 for under eye concealer 
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer to hide dark spots and blemishes 
  • Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Make-up #40 
  • MAC Prolong Wear Blush in Whole Lotta Love 
  • Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee in Modern Mercury 
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • MAC Eye Shadows: Vex, Sable, Mystry, Naked Lunch, Vanilla 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Demolition 
  • Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir 
  • YSL Glossy Stain #13 
 Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial, and if you liked the look and enjoyed the video, then please subscribe to my channel: 

Have a lovely Sunday. 

Lots of Love

Friday, 28 March 2014

Review: YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking - Felt Tip Eye Liner Pen

Hey Guys,

Hope you guys are happy and healthy.

Dramatize your look with a shocking and unique new style. Effortless and precise, Effet Faux Cils Felt Tip Eyeliner draws a precise black line with ultimate intensity. Its calligraphy-like tip and water based formula glides on smoothly for easy application and the carbon black pigment ensures you get the blackest black color! 12-hour wear. No flaking. Water resisting. 

You guys might have seen me using this liner in my several videos and posts. This YSL Liner is everything that you want from your liner to be. Its dark, smudge proof, long lasting and easy to apply. The color is dark black with a slight sheen to it. It doesn't flak or fade over the day or smudge however hard you rub your eyes. The felt tip is a sponge tip applicator, that is just rightly stiff for a thin as well as thick liner. This pen is also great for drawing graphic lines, that are in trend these days. I have this pen for more than 7 month now and it hasn't shown any signs of drying. This applies as fresh as it was new. The felt tip liner pen makes it easy to carry around. I especially love it carry it around whenever I travel.

Price: INR 1800.00, may seem heavy on pocket, but this is every penny worth it, especially for how fresh it is even after 7 months of regular use.

Overall, if you are looking for a long lasting dark black liner, that is not flat matte black but with a slight sheen, felt tip flexible enough for a thin as well as thick liner and graphic liner, easy to carry around and liner that would not dry up in few months after making a whole in your pocket.

Check out the pictures and swatches below:

I hope you found the review helpful.

Have a lovely weekend.

Lots of Love,


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Review: Chanel Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer Fuschia

Hey Guys, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

Perfect Lip Contour. A precise make-up and a perfect finish. 

It is used to outline and define the desired contour of your lips, emphasizing or correcting their shape and gives your lips a semi-matte finish. 

Contains silicons for ease of application and lasting hold. 

Highly purified oils add the rich, creamy texture of the formula. Extract of soothing and softening camomile ensured gently application. A vitamin E derivative has an anti-free radical action. 

Includes brush and sharpener. 

Chanel Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer Fuschia #55, is a bright and vivid fuchsia color, there cannot be a better shade description, as per my understanding, with no red or coral undertones.  

This is an extremely soft pencil, so one needs to be very careful and use only a light hand for an even coverage. Now, this may not make any sense, but, somehow this lip pencil doesn't give a very even coverage on my top lip. I guess probably because of too many fine lines and creases. It dries and sets very quickly and doesn't move at all, no matter how hard you rub your lips. I have used this lip pencil under several lipsticks and lip glosses, and it has never failed. It extends the wear time of lipsticks and lip glosses phenomenally. My lipsticks/ glosses never bleed with this lip pencil underneath. Now, this can be little less forgiving on dry lips and emphasize dryness, so, make sure you moisturize and exfoliate your lips well before using this pencil. I have never worn this lip pencil alone instead of a lip pencil (or rather, any lip pencil for that matter), and I have no intentions either, a little unevenness and dryness a really not a concern for me, so long as they extend the wear time of my lipsticks/ glosses and do not allow them to bleed.

This lip pencil comes with a smudge brush which is fixed to it on the other end and I use this brush to quickly blend the lip lines. It also comes with a sharpener, which I have probably used for sharpening my eye pencils and is lying dirty!

Price: INR 1300/-

Overall, this is a great quality lip pencil which phenomenally extends the wear time of lipsticks/ glosses, but, does come with a price tag that can be heavier on pocket.

Here are some pictures and swatches of Chanel Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer Fuschia #55:

I hope you liked this product and found this review was helpful.

Have a lovely week ahead.

Lots of Love


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Review: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD607 Nocturne

Hey Guys, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

Lacquer Rouge are liquid lipsticks from Shiseido that gives intense color and luster in just one coat. Formulated to heal dry, rough or peeling lips with continual use. The applicator is designed to fit closely against the lips to give even, bleed proof 'lacquered' finish. 

This is one brand, which, I feel is excellent in terms of product quality and variety, but is highly ignored and more ignored is this product. I did not see eons of reviews of this product online. 

Well, I bought this product because I badly wanted Chanel Lip Lacquer in Dragon, which is a favorite of many, but the whole line was discontinued. And, then my friend Rashmi posted this swatch comparison (check her post here for amazing comparison swatches) and immediately ran to the nearest store to pick this product. However, this is not a dupe for Dragon, but closer. And when I used it I decided to have more of these. On my radar are VI418 (Diva) and RS404 (Disco). 

RD607, Nocturne is dark and deep blue based red, not for the faint hearted - it's bold, intense and striking. In the swatch I could see the pearly ruby red shimmer which is not very evident on the lips. This is one crazily product I have seen, just one coat on the lips gives a full color pay-off. On me it lasted for about 3-4 hours or may be more and with just a couple of cups of dose of caffeine and without any major meal. I wear it with a lip pencil underneath to get maximum wear time. What I really liked about this product is how lacquered and glossy it looks through out it's wear time and my lips feel moisturized through out. 

Price: INR 1800/- for 

Overall, if you like bold lips, like glossy finish in your lipsticks and do not want to spend extra on a matching lip gloss, try these out. I am fully sure you will not be disappointed. 

Here are a few pictures and swatches of Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD607 Nocturne: 

For details of this look, click here
Hope you guys liked this product. Have you tried Shiseido Lacquer Rouge? Which is your favourite shade? Do share your thoughts about this product or liquid lipsticks, in general, in the comments below. 

Have a lovely week ahead. 

Lots of Love

Monday, 24 March 2014

Review: MAC 231 Small Shader Brush

Hey Guys, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

MAC 231 is a flat tipped, small shader brush made of synthetic fibers. This brush can be used for both powder and cream products. I love how small this brush is, which gives me more control over product application. I use this brush mainly to apply lipsticks (especially MAC's lip mix or when I am in a more relaxed mood and want to enjoy applying my lipstick), but, I also like using this brush for applying product in the very inner corner of my eye lids and for applying foundation/ concealer around my mouth when wearing a bold lip. This brush spreads the cream products very evenly without making the product look streaky. I absolutely love this brush. 

Price: INR 1300.00 

Overall, this a great multi-tasking brush for precise application of eye shadow and for applying lipsticks. This is a very specialized brush, so, not a must have. But, if you are brush hoarder or are looking for a good lip brush, then go for it. 

Here are some pictures of MAC 231 Small Shader Brush 

Left to Right: MAC 239, MAC 214, MAC 231

I hope you found the review helpful. 

Lots of Love