Hi everyone! I had promised a series of posts pertaining to the ongoing festive season. So many of us have a day job these days (so do I), so we do not exactly have the luxury to experiment with our looks and style most of the times. I get that feeling when I want to use the wonderful products stashed away in my vanity, yet have to wait for a suitable occasion to wear them.
However with the jubilant festivities all around, why not pick up a subtle something from your dresser and light up a mundane day at work? Use a product that you would not use on any common day, and make yourself feel special for all the hard work you do? Well of course, it is not always possible when we are running short of time. But hey, give yourself a break and with only a few minutes more, you can transform your look and feel so good about it! After all, when do you use the amazing beauty products you bought for yourself, if not during festivals?
So I have three very easy looks for you that you can wear for office. And an easy from-day-to-night look as well, for those times when you have to catch up on events straight from office. 🙂 Read more
Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing good. Diwali is around the corner, and I’ll be doing a series of posts in context with the festival of lights. 🙂 Today’s post has to be special because I really went offbeat to create a purple-pink eye makeup. Well, at least it’s special for me. Because I’m really happy with how it turned out. 🙂
For the eyes, I actually used a liquid lipstick. 😀 Read more
Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing good. I have this mini haul post for you today with my haul from Sigma! I made this haul two months ago during an offer, got it after 25 days, and finally writing about it. Yeah my bad. Partly. And I know. But I’m so excited to share my haul with you today. 😀
I have been hearing a lot of ravings about Sigma Mystery Haul Boxes, and really wanted to try out once for myself. I love surprises, and what better opportunity to grab a Mystery Box from Sigma? So off I headed to the official sigma website, and placed my order for their Like It , and Lust It Mystery boxes. 🙂 They had one more – the Love It MHB. Apart from those, I also picked up the E40 blending brush, and got an eyeshadow (Midori) for free. 🙂 Midori is a pretty light green eyeshadow with shimmers.
Hi everyone! It’s been a while in the market now, this amazing lipstick formula, and everyone is going gaga over it. The L’Oreal Paris Tint Caresseis a first of its kind and touted to be the perfect lippie for creating a popsicle pout. 😀 Ombre lips are such a thing now, aren’t they?
Product Description :
L’Oreal Paris unveils a new line of lip gradation cushions infused with tints from the most refined blend of precious flowers. Nail the ombr? lip trend or go for full matte lips using its expert applicator with soft cushion tip that lightly blends in the colour..
The designer sponge tip is pointed at the end for precise application, ideal for shaping and smudging.
The mix of nourishing flower oilsand powdered pigments, deliver vibrant colour payoff in a soft, velvety matte finish that feels weightless and is non-drying.
Using the cushion top, dab lightly on the upper eyelid to create a flush gradated effect.
Dab 3-4 dots on your cheek bone then use your fingers or a sponge to blend the product in.
Apply on the inner lips in a dabbling motion to create the perfect ombre lips or go for a fuller smudged look
Hi everyone! Liquid lipsticks and lip crayons are the rage these days. Only recently I talked about the amazingly affordable bunch of lip crayons from Lakme. Almost every brand has launched something in either of these categories. Some has both. 🙂 Bobbi Brown has intelligently combined both these trends into a single product – its Art Stick Liquid Lips. The look and feel is very much that of a crayon, but the product is essentially a liquid lipstick. 🙂
Bobbi Brown had created waves with its Art Sticks, that were raved about all across the beauty universe. Taking the legacy further, it created a more convenient version of lipsticks, combining the crayon and liquid formula in a single Art Stick Liquid Lip. I have not personally experienced the Bobbi Brown Art Sticks, but I was intrigued by its Art Stick Liquid Lip concept. So picked up the shade English Rose.
Product Description :
Bobbi Brown’s super-pigmented, squeezable liquid lipstick. Delivers semi-matte, full-coverage color that’s creamy, moisturizing and lightweight. Plus, the long-wearing formula stays color true for gorgeous all day wear. Available in 16 nude, bright and bold shades.
Why it is Different :
Unlike traditional liquid lipsticks that can feel uncomfortable, Art Stick Liquid Lip glides on easily, feels lightweight and keeps lips comfortably moisturized.
How to Apply :
Squeeze as you apply, starting on bottom lip. Blot lips together, then apply on top lip. Layer to fill in any gaps.
Each Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip is priced at INR 2600 for 5ml. Yeah it is pricey. 😐 Good news is, now Bobbi Brown is also selling on Myntra apart from Nykaa, and I picked up this product from Myntra.
My Overview of the Product:
The Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip comes in a squeezable tube, with the liquid lipstick showing through the transparent body. It has a black cap protecting the slanting tip of the tube, which further enhances its look-and-feel of a conventional lip crayon. The packaging is pretty good. It has a refreshing citrusy fragrance, almost smells like a mint.
The application, supposedly easy, is actually the tricky part. As much as it may seem easy to squeeze and apply the color from the tube to the lips, it needs some practice to master the art of doing it perfectly. This is because the application may turn out to be a messy affair if you are not careful. The product tends to smear across the tip and you also may not get a sharp boundary with a quick hand.
However I will tell you what you can do. Squeeze the tube to bring up some of the color at the tip, and release it to let some of it get drawn in. The amount that remains at the tip now can very well be used to cover your pout. In case you need to layer, or cover up more, repeat the process. This way, the application is neater and product wastage is comparatively less.
The Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip has a pretty amazing texture. It feels like butter on the lips and settles into a semi-mattefinish. The formula is creamy and lightweight, and spreads easily. It does not tug on the lips or enhance the fine lines, which I love. It does not dry out the lips at all, and sits comfortably for the next 6-7 hours. However it is not completely transfer proof, but you can blot out the excess at the time of application for better results. The pigmentation and color-payoff are excellent as well. The color never fades completely and leaves a strong stain behind.
The Shade English Rose :
I am in love with this color. 😀 It is a beautiful dusty rose shade, which can be applied sheer for a softer look, or can be built up for an intense color payoff. For the swatches in this post, I did not build up a lot of it. But even on layering, this color only intensifies and I love it both ways. 🙂
English Rose is a shade I will say you can wear all the year round, during the daytime or in the evenings. 🙂 It leaves behind a strong stain even after fading, and is easily removed with a makeup remover. I enjoy wearing it thoroughly, and it can equally complement your traditional outfits as your western ones.
This is How It Looks on Me :
I used metallic shades on my eyes, from the Coastal Scents Revealed Eyeshadow Palette. Also wearing –
L’oreal Paris True Match Concealer in N6-7-8 (Medium/Deep)
The Final Verdict :
The best part about the Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip is its excellent formula. It is rich and creamy, does not tug on the lips, and does not enhance fine lines. The pigmentation is amazing and so is the color pay-off. It can also be layered with convenience, and settles into a semi-matte finish. The wear time is impressive as well, and leaves behind a strong stain. It feels moisturizing on the lips and provides for a comfortable wear time.
The only inconvenient part is its application. Although designed for ease-of-use, the product smears at the tip while application, and it’s best to clean off post each use. The price is on the higher side too. However, the shade range is pretty versatile and there’s a shade for everyone. I’m crushing over English Rose at the moment. 😀 It is a very pretty shade and I’m enjoying it to bits!
My Rating : 4/5
Which of the trends fascinates you more : the lip crayon, or the liquid lipstick? Drop me comments below! 🙂
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