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RIMMEL Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in #111 #KissOfLife Review, Swatches

Is it a #Dupe for #RubyWoo ??

This post has been pending since ages, anyway it is to say hi and also share a review of one of those #dupe kind lipsticks.
Rimmel is one such a brand that delivers drugstore products for a quality like high-end and the brand definitely has some of my HG makeup products.
I love their Stay Matte Compact powder, Gel Eyeliner and you can check my other Rimmel Makeup reviews by following the link.
RIMMEL Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in #111 #KissOfLife Review, Swatches
RIMMEL Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in #111 #KissOfLife Review, Swatches

NYX is coming to India! - Official launch of NYX cosmetics

NYX is coming to India!
Yes my dearies, you heard it correct. NYX Professional Makeup is now launching in India  and I am super excited to witness the epic. Finally, no more international shipping charges and long waiting. Their long lasting matte lipstick range, satin soft lip creams and butter gloss, defining lip pencils, appealing eye makeup range, amazing face makeup products, aaah! Can’t wait to make them mine.

L'Oréal Paris Cannes Collection 2016 - The Infallible Makeup Range

L'Oréal is to here make this summer even hotter by launching Cannes Collection 2016 - The Infallible Makeup Range. While the ladies, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor are creating sensation with their Outfits & Makeup at the Cannes Film Festival representing L'Oreal Paris, L'Oréal is nailing the Infallible Makeup products. So, here I am to show you a sneak peak of the Lip Glosses and Eye Liner.

Amuse Bouche Lipsticks by BITE Beauty-Review,Swatches

Amuse Bouche Lipsticks by BITE Beauty-Review
Amuse Bouche Lipsticks by BITE Beauty-Review
Amuse Bouche Lipsticks by BITE Beauty-Review

What does the brand say about these:

34 Bold Dimensional Shades handcrafted for highest pigmentation. Ultra-Creamy Hydrating Texture Made from 12 edible oils. Mouth-Watering Citrus Flavour Made with fresh pressed fruit. Introducing the perfect Bite. Amuse Bouch by Bite.  

Fab Bag March 2016 Review - The More Power To You

Dear Fab Bag, you are awesome. This women’s day, give yourself more power with March Fab Bag. It has exciting products like always and is a complete package of surprise. This month’s Fab Bag is a fancy silver/ metallic pouch and looks amazing. Let’s unveil this month’s Fab Bag.

Shopping Circle Lens and Makeup from

Shopping Circle Lens from

I have shopped from Bornprettystore before and it always been a great experience for me. This is my second official haul that I am writing on my blog. Here is the first one. I did buy few things in between but never really showed them here. So, coming to my recent haul, I was wanting to try circle lens for quite some time now. Yes, my KOREAN obsession is still ON! This time, I didn't leave a chance to buy a pair of circle lens.
So, here is my haul.
Shopping Circle Lens from
Shopping Circle Lens from

Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks - Review,Swatches

As you are already aware of the fact that Maybelline launched new shades to their already existing collection of 28 lipsticks of Colorshow range.
Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks - Review,Swatches
Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks - Review,Swatches

All Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stains - Swatches - Mini Review

This year it is all about mattes and I see every known makeup brand has launched their own Matte Lipsticks. But there are variants in texture,form but the end result is the same ie the finish is matte.
The newest brand to join this bandwagon is our very own COLORBAR.
Colorbar named these as Kiss Proof Lip Stain.

Kryolan Professional lipstick: LIP ROUGE PEARL LCP 626 - Review,Lip Swatch

**Guest post by Gunjan Taneja

Hello everyone,
Hope you all are doing well. Here, I am going to review my first lipstick from Kryolan Professional. The shade code LCP 626 from the Kryolan’s Pearl collection. It would become easy to remember if they start giving names to their lipsticks shades.

Ombre Lips ft Maybelline Colorsensational Rebel Bouquet Lipsticks

I have seen these sometime in last year and their reviews were great on many of the beauty blogs from foreign countries. They had launched 10 shades abroad and most of them were pastels. May be the brand might have guessed that these can never really be liked by Indian women, launched only 6 shades here this year. The range I am talking about is the Maybelline Colorsensational Rebel Bouquet Collection. These as the name say are packed in a very gorgeous outer cover and the colours are gorgeous too. The collection has very vibrant colours ranging from pinks,corals,peaches etc.
The shade which I have here are REB02 and REB05.
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet Lipsticks Review Swatches
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet Lipsticks Review Swatches
Now lips blossom with attitude as pastels go bold and rebellious! Taking inspiration from the Rebel Bouquet Collection that encapsulates the trendiest shades for this Spring Summer, Color Sensational- Maybelline New York’s power franchise at the helm of new shades and textures brings to you Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet. This range of six flirty, edgy and fresh floral shades is perfectly in-sync with this season. The Rebel Bouquet lipsticks consist of pure pastel bright pigments that give crisp and rich colour. The colour bloom technology with honey nectar formula makes the texture feel creamier and softer on the lips. Now pout in the most gorgeous shades.
Here's why you'll love it:
Rich and bright colors
Creamy and soft technology
Bold pastel shades from the runway
INR 450 for 3.9gms

Oriflame The One : 5-In-1 Colour Stylist Lipsticks - Swatches, Review

Probably I am the last one to join the bandwagon and I apologize for the same. I am juggling with lot of other works and am totally rocking it. So coming to the post, I have four very good looking Oriflame 5 in 1 lipsticks. The shades which I have here are Beige Collection,Mysterious Pink, Garnet Attraction and London Red.
The lipsticks look like their recently launched lipsticks from The One collection.
449 INR
but I am sure you get them for a cheaper price online or you can simply wait for an offer in their monthly catalog.
Oriflame The One : 5-In-1 Colour Stylist Lipsticks - Swatches, Review
Oriflame The One : 5-In-1 Colour Stylist Lipsticks - Swatches, Review

L'oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Limited Edition Swarovski Lipstick-Review,swatches,On My Lips

Adding a luxurious touch to the fabulous color payoff is the jewel plug on the packaging that matches the individual color shades.
The lipstick has an iconic new bullet that has a tear drop point for precise glide.
The beautiful side curve follows the natural curvature of the lips perfectly and delivers the truest color payoff.
Price and Quantity:
INR 1099
The Package:
To start off, the lipstick comes in a way too luxurious package. Rose Gold container with the real swarovski adding to elegance the lipstick is such a beauty and it adds that extra dimension to my lipstick collection. The lipstick tube comes in a velvet case and that's something I have never seen before. I adore this lipstick first for it's package.
My Take:
I fell in love with the package! It screams attention and it can not escape without getting noticed even when you keep this in a set of other lipsticks. Let's not talk about the outer thing and let's get in with the real outcome of this Limited Edition Color Riche Moist Matte Lipsticks..
This particular shade is Arabian Nights which is a vampy burgundy shade looks more like MAC Diva. But still wearable. It is a deep berry purple shade which is totally an unique shade to pull off. However, my camera couldn't capture the exact shade, so please feel free to check my instagram account for a proper lip swatch.
The lipstick in the bullet and the shade when swatched is not at all same. In the bullet, it looks more like a burgundy red but in reality it's much more than that.
The Moist Matte formula is just so great. I love matte lips and at times, I try to avoid them as they tend to dry out my already dry lips. But the moist matte lipstick is just so perfect. It never let your lips become dry.
Coming to the Arabian Nights, unlike the other moist matte lipsticks, when swatched, it doesn't give a neat opaque finish at one go. It spreads unevenly and you may want to swipe twice/thrice to get the clean finish.
Once set, the lipstick stays on for 4hours on my lips and it survives snacks and coffee. Later it leaves a berry tint behind. I like to apply a lipbalm over the tint and thus I can sport a glossy pout.
On me..
Final Words:
The only con is the price! Else this is one unique shade you want to add to your collection. This is out of stock every where so grab before it is gone.

**PR Sample

Maybelline Baby Lips Spiced Up Lip Balm in Tropical Punch-Review,Swatches

Spice it up with Maybelline New York's newly launched Baby Lips - Spiced Up.
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.
Here’s why you’ll love it:
- Deeper shades to suit sun-kissed skin tones
- Stronger, lip-smacking flavours
- Intense 12hr care
- Enriched with SPF 20 for sun protection
- Price: Rs. 175/-
This comes in the usual Baby Lips package except for the darkest berry color with white letters.
My Take:
The Baby Lips in Tropical Punch is the same old baby lips lip balm with a tiny twist. Twist is that, it is a bit more pigmented. The swatch says it all. Not very pigmented but it is quite pigmented from this range. The smell and texture is exactly the same like the baby lips.
I was never really a fan of baby lips as I feel that the lipbalm is a bit heavy on lips and doesn't really get absorbed quickly and for my super dry lips, the moisturizing effect is not enough.
Out of all the Baby Lips, I must say that the anti-oxidant berry is the best except it is colorless but feels great on lips.
Few good things about this lipbalm is that, it is of a shade darker than the usual baby lips lipbalm which is nice for the girls with pigmented lips like mine.
It has SPF 20 which is great for wearing it during the day.
Package is cute and tiny enough to put it in my jeans.
1. Doesn't last on my lips for more than 2-3 hours.
2. Pigmentation is just ok.
3. Price! Baby Lips used to be 125 INR.
Final Words:
If you are a fan of baby lips lip balm and can't wait to try these, get them :) but expect them to be almost same but with a nice tint of colour.

Miss Claire Lip Pencils-Review and Swatches

If I have to tell you that I found a cheap brand that delivers amazing results in my new location is the brand Miss Claire. I have seen many bloggers raving about the Miss Claire's Lip Creams which are known to be exact dupes of the coveted NYX Matte Lip Creams, so I am not really new to this brand. So, when I found these at a local beauty center, I couldn't stop myself but pick few.
Price and Quantity:
I have bought each one for 80INR - 100INR
I am unable to recollect the exact amount but I remember I paid something less than 100 but more than 80.
My Take:
These are amazingly pigmented and settle as matte finish. I have bought 4 of these.Carrot Red, Sense Red, Maroon and Kiss Rose. I have totally loved these colours and I think  they have at least 10 more shades to choose from. For the price, they are amazing in quality. I am using the Maroon one so much these days and I top it with a clear gloss for a glossy finish. They stay put for 4hours and they do stain the lips a bit. Availability can be a big issue but these days almost all the e-com sites are stocking these up, so you can grab few :)
The Swatches:
These are just the swatches taken with and without the flash. These are just a single swipe of the pencils. Can you see the pigmentation..
Overall, I am totally loving the combo of these lip pencils with my current favourite lipsticks. I am so happy that they do not make my lipstick go away soon. I love the fact that these are matte. The colours are loud enough to wear them alone or with a gloss. Given a chance, you can have them all and adorn your lip pencil collection :D

Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Crème in Deep Rose and Deep Earth-Review,Lip Swatches

To start off, you know how much I love the Matte lipsticks. I kind of get carried away by the name "matte" When Colorbar launched their very own matte lipsticks, I couldn't resist but picking these beauties up.
So what does the company claim about these:
An ultra-silky, virtually "weightless" texture that unveils unexpected moussy finish with impeccable high pigmentation color for high coverage effect.
These innovative combinations of ingredients give the formula special gliding consistency to coat lips with deep colors that have a matte, yet intensely bright effect.
Features and benefits:
Stays up to  8hrs
Weightless Emollient oils for an impalpable texture
Silicon Polymers for a mousse and Velvet Touch
Jellifying Agents for moisturisation
Texturing Powders for smooth application
Paraben Fee
Fragrance Free
Price and Quantity:
INR 675 for 6ml
These come in a glass tube with a silver twist cap. The applicator is perfect and it picks only the required amount of the product. However, the Deep Rose one doesn't stay normal. I mean whenever you want to use it and by the time you close it, the product comes out making the tube so messy. But the Deep Earth fit well.
More Pics of the Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Creme in Deep Rose and Deep Earth..I really liked the way they looked. :)

Best MAC Lipsticks for Indian Skin Tones-Picture Heavy Post

I do not have much introduction to this post as the title says it all.I did apply chapstick before applying each shade because my lips were crying for moisture.
The pictures were taken during the day without any flash. You might have already seen my previous post on Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipsticks Review a while ago and now I am here to share my favorite MAC lipsticks which would flatter on all the Indian Skin tones. Or I must say, these are few MAC lipsticks which you may want to add to your lipstick collection.
See Sheer:
Beautiful lipstick that you will love if you are into corals. It is a lustre finish and that is what I like about this lipstick. Lustre is my favorite finish in MAC lipsticks because they apply sheer. They are very moisturizing and if you tend to have dry lips then these are the best way to go. Usually there is a notion that if the lipsticks are moisturizing then they don’t last on the lips for a long time and you most likely will have to reapply them frequently throughout the day. I totally agree with you but there is something different about this finish. They are moisturizing but not extremely shiny, pigmented but not opaque as other finishes from MAC, lasting but not long lasting as the mattes. This to me is a very complicated finish which I like a lot. Now if you are wondering if these are worth 16.00$ then I would say Yes and No. If you are new to makeup and are still trying out MAC and are not comfortable wearing full color pay off lipsticks then I would recommend this finish. But if you are someone who would not spend 16$ on a lipstick that is not even opaque then I would suggest going for cremesheen finish.
This color in particular is very summer, spring appropriate. This will suit any outfit that you choose to wear in summer or spring and looks great with neons too. Honestly you can wear this any time of the year if you want to. It does stain you lips little bit like you just had Fanta or kwality wall’s orange bar. (My favorite cold drink and ice cream by the way hehe.!!)

This is also a Lustre finish. This is a plum color and as it is sheer you can wear it to work. It might look scary in the tube but it is a lot better on the lips.

This is a matte finish lipstick. It is smoother to apply and it gives complete color pay off. It is also creamy but has no shine. Work appropriate and if you are of lighter skin tones then this will give you the 90’s lips that everyone is going crazy about these days. I am an NC44 and this gives me “my lips but a little brown” lips. I usually top it off with a beige lip gloss and that gives me my perfect nude lips.

Crème in your coffee:
Well, I don’t like coffee but I certainly like this one. It is a mauve shade and this lipstick will suit every skin tone. The lady at the MAC counter told me that this shade is very famous and sells out really fast. This is my go to shade to wear to school/college. This is just perfect pink mixed with perfect brown which makes it perfect for everyday (wink, wink). This is a cremesheen finish which is creamy, pigmented, lasts longer than lustre finish. If you want pigmentation and at the same time are looking for hydration then I would recommend this.

This is luster finish too (surprise surprise). It is pure brown, no pink undertone, no mauve undertone, no orange undertone, just brown. If you are darker than nc44 then this will be your hands down perfect nude. If you are lighter than nc44 then this will also make into 90’s grunge lips category and if you want that look than this will be a good choice.

Hug Me:
Lustre again…. I am sorry but this is my favorite finish. This is the lipstick that I keep in my purse and I don’t need a mirror to apply. I will repurchase this lipstick until they discontinue it. It is my lips in this lipstick and perfect for everyday especially if you are wearing soft eye kohl look. 

This is a Satin finish and satins are just like mattes but these are tiny bit creamier and a little bit shinier.  For lighter skin tones this is your Kylie Jenner lips in this tube but if you are of my skintone or even darker then this will make a very pretty pink lipstick. I tend to stay away from pinks but this is one that I don’t shy away from because this has undertones of brown mixed in it which is suitable for women of color.

This is my recent purchase and this is a satin as well. This my dear friends is an elegant plumish brown lips for medium to dark skin tones. Perfect if you are attending someone’s wedding or you if you want to wear a natural but still bold lipstick to office/work. This will look gorgeous if you have MAC’s all that glitters or naked lunch or any champagne gold eyeshadow on your lids. If I want to go for elegant look then this is the lipstick I go for.

Ruby Woo:
The very famous Ruby Woo. If you don’t own this then I suggest you open a new tab in your browser and order one immediately. There is no description required because this is an Indian women’s best friend. Blue based red which not only suits any skintone but also makes your teeth look white. This is a Retro Matte and is it known for its dryness. You have to moisturize and scrub your lips before you put this bad boy on. It is unforgiving if there are dry patches on the lips which obviously is not the flattering look that one would want. This can make or break your look, if you maintain your lips properly before you apply this then you will look like a diva, on the contrary if you don’t hydrate your lips then this will draw all the attention straight to the dry patches on the lips.

Flat Out Fabulous:
This is also a retro matte which means they stay on forever and your lips need to be prepared for that. This shade is a bright magenta which suits every skintone. This looks different on every skintone depending on the color of your lips. This comes off more magenta on me but on some people it looks vibrant pink, on some people it looks purple. I don’t have a perfect description for this lipstick but I do know that it looks pretty on every one.

Please remember that lipsticks look different on every skin tone depending on the color of the lips and when you go to the store and swatch them they will look washed out because of the lighting inside the store. So applying the lipstick to your lips instead of your hands is a good way to understand if you really like the lipstick or not. From personal experience, I advise you to never buy a lipstick unless you try it on your lips because I have wasted a lot of money by just looking at somebody on whom it looked pretty. Your lips are different they need special attention. 

About The Author:
The article is written by Sushmita, a makeup enthusiast,self taught and a foodie. She is based in USA.You can get in touch with her on her instagram account@princessmakeupdiary


Everyone is going crazy over the Matte Lipstick Trends and look who joined the bandwagon, Our very own Lakme!! They have recently launched the Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipsticks. Such a long name :/ The range is a collection of 15 gorgeous shades and out of which I have the swatches for 12 of them. Hope this post helps you in choosing a right shade when you tend to buy online.
Lakmé Absolute’s latest range of high definition Sculpt lipsticks has arrived! One stroke of contoured perfection is all you need to get a chiseled, long wear experience with a rich matte finish. Available in 15 dramatic shades (the brightest shades so far in the Absolute range), Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick is your go-to professional product that provides nothing less than an expert finish.
High colour pay off in one stroke
Matte texture and finish
Long lasting formula
Highly recommended by Lakmé makeup experts
Most vibrant matte collection from Lakmé Absolute

Step 1: Pull out the cap.
Step 2: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
Step 3: Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
Step 4: Glide across the entire bottom lip.
INR 700
There are 15 shades out of which I could manage to get the swatches of 12 Lipsticks.
I missed three of the total 15 shades,the SA couldn't find them so I missed out Mauve Fix,Pink Me Up, Pink Glam
Focusing on the existing swatches,
I have clicked these with my cellphone so kindly ignore the quality. But I am sure that the swatches are close to the original shade and I am dusky. I am NC 42 in MAC.

The second set of 6 Lipstick Swatches:

The lipstick shades that I have swatched here are
Crimson Touch
Maroon Magic
Coral Flare
Rose Bloom
Coco Shot
Burgundy Affair
Red Flames
Red Rush
Plum Shell
Peach Out
Pink Caress
Tangrine Lush
Mini Review:
LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE SCULPT STUDIO HI-DEFINITION MATTE LIPSTICKS are highly pigmented and are not drying. The shades are gorgeous. The range has covered almost all the colour families from reds,oranges,coral,pinks and brown. The price is ok but could have been a lesser price for a drugstore brand. However, you get so much product that I am sure that it would last really long.

My favorite shades are : Plum Shell, Maroon Magic and Coco Shot.

Did you try out these Lipsticks?

What is your favorite shade?