Hi everyone! Guess what? The not-so-much-into-nail-polish me is sporting a blue nail polish. 😀 As much I steer clear of blue lipsticks, I love the shade on my nails. Particularly the one that I’m wearing now. It is the shade Uptown Blue from Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colorcollection. 🙂
Product Description :
Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Nail Varnish has a curved brush giving you precision in your application. Achieve rich colour and high shine. Enriched with Iron & Calcium compounds. Lasts up for up to 7 days With top coat touch-ups.
Why You’ll Love It
Precision curved brush
Rich colour and high shine
Enriched with Iron & Calcium Compounds
The Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Color polishes come for INR 350 each for 20ml. I bought mine from Amazon.
Hi everyone! As the temperature keeps surging in my city, I am always on my toes to run for a quick shower. 😛 Water, and water alone relieves me of the weather extremities. And with some really good bath and body products, bathing becomes an enthralling experience as a whole. 🙂 The foremost on my list of good bath products are the ones with amazing fragrances. I recently talked about The Body Shop Moringa Body Sorbet, and today I have their Honeymania Soap for review. 🙂
I have used their Honeymania shower gel and body butter before, and loved both. Wanted to try out their honey-comb shaped soap for long, but by the time I chanced upon it, the shape was revamped and now sells in rectangular bars. Sad. But I sincerely hoped this turned out just as good as the others in the Honeymania range. 🙂
Product Description :
This soap has a rich, floral scent and contains Community Fair Trade honey made from the nectar of over 1,000 wildflowers. Lather up for skin that feels silky soft.
Hi everyone! Hope the start of the week is being fair to you. But ugh the ugly temperatures! Sigh. There’ so little we could do about this. But I highly recommend all of you to keep yourselves well-hydrated at the moment. These times also need us to take good care of our skin and hair. 🙂
MACkeeps launching new collections every now and then. Sometimes they come up with limited edition or brand new products, while at others they revamp the packaging of a few raved about products in their permanent line and launch them anew. Nevertheless MAC has always ensured that there’s something lucrative about all their launches. And they do it so well every time!
They had only launched the Colour Rocker Lipsticks last month, in a plethora of hues unimaginable. There were yellows, lavenders, and grays and greens. No, these ain’t my cups of tea. But certainly the matte finish of the range was something I fell for. No color range is complete without the scarlet family now, are they? Hence I picked up two shades from this range – Carmine Rouge and Forbidden Sunrise. 😀
Hi everyone! Tropical weathers are tough to deal with. One day there’s a temperature of 37 degrees and moderate humidity, the next day you have a bout of showers that hardly lowers the temperature, but causes a surge in humidity levels. My skin freaks out in such conditions. 😐 It’s been long that I have been religiously following a Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing routine,as that’s the best way to beat moody weather blues. 🙂 I started off with Neutrogena, and presently continuing with Clinique.
I have been extremely happy with the results from Neutrogena. Liquid Neutrogena, and its Oil Free Moisture for Combination Skin have been inseparable parts of my skincare regime. Two of its toners – Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Toner and Fine Fairness Toner gave me good enough results. However, the paraben content in Neutrgena products started to put me off lately. That’s when on my last visit to the Clinique counter, the SA there advised me the very convenient 3-Step Skincare System. 🙂
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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