Wednesday, April 30, 2014

10 Lips & Tips Combinations Part 1


Have you ever tried to go for color combinations or match your lips & tips. Remember 1 few years back MAC had come up with their Lips & Tips range. At that time I was staying in Europe and the place where we lived did not have any MAC store(can you imagine?). 


So I made my own Lips & tips collection by pairing a nude lipstick with a nude nail paint. Here I am trying out different colour combinations for my lips & tips.

Tangy Red Lips & Fuchsia Tips


Products used:

1. Lips: Revlon ColorStayUltimate Suede Lipstick in Designer
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2. Tips: Lakme Absolute Fast & Fabulous One Stroke Nailcolor in Fuschia Pink
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Lavender Lips & Cherry Red Tips


Products used:

1. Lips: Park Avenue Cosmic NV Lipstick in No.07
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2. Tips: Miss Claire Nail Polish in No. 73


Bright Coral Lips & Lemon Yellow Tips


Products Used:

1. Lips: Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lipcolor in Sensuous Red
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2. Tips: MAC Nail Lacquer in Cream Al Fredo 


Orange Lips & Lilac Nails


Products Used:

1. Lips: Lakme Absolute 9 to 5 Lipstick in Saffron Gossip
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2. Tips: Maybelline Colorama Nail Color in Equilibrista
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Bubblegum Pink Lips & Sky Blue Nails


Products Used:

1. Lips: W7 Lipstick in Tender Touch
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2. Tips: Etude Power Lasting Nail Color 



So, here was the 1st part of the Lips & Tips combinations I have made. Which one do you like? What combinations would you want to see? Stay tuned for the 2nd part tomorrow.



Friday, April 25, 2014

W7 Lipstick in Tender Touch Review

I love pinks. No matter whatever is the trend around my eyes will always be on the pink lipsticks. Currently I came across a UK based brand W7 and shopped a few products from them. Today I will be talking about a lipstick from W7, called Tender Touch. 

Price: Rs. 400 (approx)

Packaging: The packaging is quite simple with a black cover and body with the lower end being transparent where you can see the exact shade


Product: The W7 lipstick in Tender Touch is a lovely pink that looks quite nudish but when applied gives a pretty bubble-gum pink with blue undertones. 

My Experience: I love the strong pigmentation of the product. It gives a nice colour with just a single swipe. The end result is a very cute pink. The lipstick is quite soft on the lips but could have been better.The staying power is moderate and starts fading within some hours. The lipstick has creamy finish which is great as it does not dry the lips. 


There is a tendency to get into fine lines and some flakiness. But in spite of that the W7 Lipstick in Tender Touch is really nice. There is a mild candy like fragrance that will not irritate the senses. This is the kind of pink that reminds you of Barbie, candies and dolls. There is absolutely no sheen and the colour looks very bright on the lips.


Pros: 
1. Cute pink
2. Creamy texture
3. Very pigmented
4. Nice fragrance
5. Nice pink for light to wheatish complexion

Cons:
1. Can get into fine lines
2. Staying power is not good enough

Rating: 3.75/5


Overall this lipstick is quite decent and if you are looking for the pop pink this summer that will not have any kind of sheen to it, this shade is just perfect.



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Discover The Art of Gloss with Lakme Absolute

Lakmé Absolute launches Gloss Range with water-based skincare products and high-shine makeup


                      


Mumbai, 23rd April, 2014: Redefining the beauty of sultry Indian skin, Lakmé for the first time ever, introduces a rare coming-together of skincare and makeup products with the Lakmé Absolute Gloss range. This exclusive range of skincare and makeup products by Lakmé is set to inspire yet another extravagant beauty trend that brings together the best of both. With Lakmé Skin Gloss Gel Crème, Lakmé Skin Gloss Reflection Serum, Lakmé Skin Gloss Overnight Mask and Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict lipcolor, this range includes everything you need for a glossy hydrated look throughout the day.

            


Inspired by Gloss trends and adopted by the beauty experts and runways of the world, Lakmé Absolute brings to you the Gloss Look - a look perfected with hydrating care for skin and finished with high shine makeup.

The Lakmé Absolute Gloss range of products hydrate your skin to give you an overall glossy finish. Its light weight, smooth textures glide effortlessly on your skin accentuating its natural sheen. So, this summer prepare to flaunt your own gloss look with the following products from the Absolute Gloss Range.

Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum: Crafted for a seamlessly hydrated and glossy looking skin, the Lakmé Skin Gloss Reflection Serum provides the goodness of an aqueous veil with mineral laden glacial water that hydrates the skin to give it a natural, lustrous sheen. Priced at Rs.899/- (50ml)




How to use:
1 Pump 3-4 drops of the serum on to your palm
2 Apply it in dots all over your face
3 Massage in circular movements until it is completely absorbed

Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème: Giving your skin the nourishment and sheen it deserves, this gel crème contains a light glaze with mineral laden glacial water that nourishes and moisturizes your skin making it look glossy for long hours. Priced at Rs.399/- (50gms).



How to use:
1 Scoop up the crème with your finger
2 Apply it in dots all over your face
3 Massage in circular movements until it is absorbed

Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask: This mineral laden glacial water based Lakmé Skin Gloss Overnight Mask, replenishes and moisturizes your skin to wake you up with a hydrated, glossy skin every morning. Priced at Rs.599/- (50gms).



How to use:
1 Squeeze 5-6 drops from the tube on to your palm.
2 Dab entire face with dots of overnight mask.
3 Gently pat until it is completely absorbed.

*This is a leave-on product, do not wash off post product application and leave it on all night.




Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict: Enjoy that professional high-shine and a hint of color with this indulgent lip color. Formulated with the creaminess of a lip-balm, this one stroke application gloss stick comes in 15 stunning shades that are trending on ramps across the world. Priced at Rs. 800/-
Internationally acclaimed makeup artist and Lakmé beauty expert Natasha Nishcol says, This range of makeup and skincare products is designed such that its light-weight, smooth texture accentuates your skin’s natural sheen. The water based skincare products give a lustrous finish to your skin and the gloss stick completes the look with the prefect dose of color and shine.

Speaking about the launch of Lakmé’s Gloss range, Srinandan Sundaram, Vice President, Skincare and Makeup at Hindustan Unilever Limited mentions, Lakme through the last few years has successfully tapped into international trends and made them accessible to the Indian woman. Gloss is one of the big trends we are seeing today and we are happy to bring it here in the form of a gloss look which translates into well hydrated dewy finish for the skin, matched with hi-shine makeup. With this new range, we also bring together, for the first time our skin and makeup expertise to present a high performance solution for the contemporary Indian woman.”

Click here to get a sneak-peek in into the making of Lakmé Absolute Gloss campaign!

Lakme Absolute Gloss range is available at leading Lakme Beauty Advisor Counters from 21st April 2014



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