One of my favorite pastimes is to browse through online shopping websites, specially the makeup ones. I can do this for hours at end. Comparing prices, checking out what’s new, hunting for good deals, all of this gives me such a thrill!..It was during one of these lazy nothing to do but browse new makeup sites evening that I came across Shiva. More than the color, what attracted me to this lippie was definitely the name. I still can’t figure out the connection between Shiva and a fuchsia lipstick. But then if we can apply Poseidon, Apollo and Zeus on our lips, why leave Shiva behind?? Right?
If you are looking for an affordable (Got this for around 160 Rs from http://www.beautyjoint.com) fuchsia lipstick with purple shimmer and a decent staying power (about 2-3 hrs), this is not that bad. The round lipsticks are well known for its super creamy texture but this is actually quite matte. I like the fact that I don’t have to keep it in the fridge during summer as is the case with my other NYX lippies. Pigmentation is not that great. One swipe will not give you a whole lot of color so you will have to build on it. The smell is too plasticky for my taste but I’m living with it. A dupe of Shiva would be Maybelline’s Iced Orchid.
Other than the gorgeous color, there’s really nothing extraordinary about this lippie. Tad disappointed …kinda expected Shiva to knock the Apollo’s and Poseidon’s out of the park!
All celebrations must start off with a bang and to celebrate the birth of my blog, I will showcase the most amazing lippie that I have in my kitty….MAC’s Party Parrot released as part of the Iris Apfel collection. This color is really really BRIGHTTTTT….somewhere between a neon, coral and dark pink. Seriously, that’s the best definition I can come up with it. When I saw it first at the counter, I was like OMG who can pull that off?? But when the SA tried it on me, I fell in love. The color instantly brightened up my face.I do admit there were some nudges and glares while I was wearing this but who cares right? I felt beautiful and I bought it.
The color payoff is super and it lasts for a really long time. Being a matte finish, its not dry and quite comfortable to wear. This is a limited edition so not available anymore but gals do get it if it is released later in some other collection. You can wear it as a stain if you are not that daring but Ill say just go Full On.
Its 5.30 a.m and I won’t really shock you with my early morning pic wearing this so here is the swatch.
You have been an integral part of my life from the moment I spotted you sitting all on my mother’s dressing table. From the moment I picked you up, I knew this was the beginning of an eternal love story. You have been my constant companion through times of joy and sadness, through phases of being thick and thin and it is only fair that I return some of the love that you have been showing me through all these years. So here I am with my personal ode to you. Here in poutpretty, I will celebrate you. I will write about you, put up pictures of you and also encourage others to share their love for you. I will not discriminate between brands, your different colors and avatars and will embrace you in all your glory.
Here’s wishing me and you a long and pretty life together.