Lakme recently launched an aloe infused skincare and makeup range and they sent me a few products to try out. In the Lakme 9to5 Naturale range, three products have been launched in the first phase – Aloe Aqua Gel, Finishing Powder and Matte Lipsticks. Want to know more about the range and see swatches of the lipsticks? Read on.
MAC has been one of my favourite makeup brands for years and there was a time when I would eagerly wait for each and every one of their collections. There was a maddening urge to grab atleast one Limited Edition piece simply because it was from MAC. But then they started releasing collections faster than I could cope up with and with every new launch, my interest and excitement levels also started going down. The shades looked the same, there was nothing new that was coming out and with much grief, I was forced to take a break from my makeup love. The break lasted for about a year. And then the MACxPADMA Collection came out. One look and I fell hook, line and sinker for that gold packaging.
I was in Sheffield when the collection launched in Nykaa and unfortunately because of the time difference, almost all the products were sold out before I could check the app. Hence, I settled for two pieces – Sumac lipstick (Rs 1500), a dark plum and Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeauxline/Molé Brown (Rs 1320), a dark purple/ plum and cool brown.
Apart from the luxurious and eye-catching gold packaging which I read came right from her kitchen (the design is a copy of her Turkish plates), the best thing I feel about the collection is that it is very brown girl friendly. But do the products actually perform? Read on to find out my views on the stuff that I have.
Happyyyy New Year pretty people!! Did you have a great celebration last night? I sure did chilling at home eating good food, drinking wine, and spending time with my family :). And today, so far, I am doing exactly the same things and loving it! I have a lot of hope for 2018 and I wish you all the very best of everything this year. It is said that if you start off a new year doing things you love, you will do it all through so here I am doing something I love. Blogging. And writing about something I love. Lipsticks. Specifically, MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours. I have written about them multiple times on the blog and if you have read this post, you will know that they were one of my favorite liquid lipsticks of 2017.
I really like the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula now. When they were first launched, the formula was very drying but the brand has changed it up a bit since then and now it is a lot better. Excellent pigmentation, a flat matte finish and very good staying power are the reasons why I advocate these liquid lipsticks. And I also like the color palette. From neutral to dark colors, there’s something for everyone and it is also fun to mix and match. You can mix as many colors as you want to create your unique shade, you can do ombre lips and you can also them as eye shadow and blush.
I recently added five shades to my kitty thanks to MAC. Well, actually four because one shade I had already but I included that as well. So here goes.
5 MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches
- Oh, Lady – Purple Wine
- Tailored to Tease – Bright Fuschia
- Simply Smoked – Brown Taupe
- So Me – Dark Rose
- Young Attitude – Blackened Teal
What is your favourite MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour? Do share in the comments below.
P.S – PR Samples
Nykaa is on a roll! They are coming out with new products practically every week and their latest launch is the Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner range consisting of seven shades. I bought three of them – Enchanting Forest, Whimsical Potion and Chaotic Calypso. The eyeliners are reasonably priced at Rs 299 each and available on the Nykaa website.
Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner
A bold release that packs a punch of stunning color in just one swipe, Nykaa’s Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner is all you need to get the most fabulous eye look on. What’s great about this product is its melt, crack and run resistant properties. This refined liner glides perfectly across the lash line for a gorgeous fluid application, leaving you looking super sensational!
Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner Shades
- 01 Stormy Sky : Grey
- 02 Chaotic Calypso : Dark Ink Blue
- 03 Enchanting Forest : Forest Green
- 04 Mystic Woods : Dark Brown
- 05 Dragon’s Heart : Rust
- 06 Whimsical Potion : Aqua Blue
- 07 Poisonous Plum : Purple
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip is a recent launch in India and the lip colors are available in two finishes – metallic and vinyl-like. These are supposed to be a hybrid between a lipstick and gloss with opaque, even coverage. I bought the shade Crush It from Nykaa and the lip colors are priced at Rs 2050.
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip is a liquid lip formula that glides on with full coverage of a lipstick and high shine of a gloss in a single coat. Experience shimmering metallic and lacquered, high-shine finish lip color in gorgeous hues.
- Metallic & vinyl-like finishes
- Delivers one-coat rich, saturated color
- Foolproof precision tip applicator distributes product evenly
- Makes lips appear more plump & full
- Feels soft & comfortable on lips; non-gritty