Before starting off, I want to say Thank You to everyone who read and appreciated my previous posts on 10 Best MAC Red and N*de Lipsticks for the Indian Skin Tone. I obviously had to do a Best MAC Pink Lipsticks post to finish off the series so here it is finally. While i was going through my lipstick stash, I was quite surprised to find out that I didn’t really have that many pink lipsticks from MAC so instead of a Top 10 list, I am sharing five of my favorite pinks. Since I prefer bright shades, all of these colors lean towards the hot pink/fuchsia category. And all of them compliment the Indian skin tone specially if you have a medium to dusky complexion like I do.
ColourPop is on a roll! These people are bringing out new products practically every two weeks and one of their latest launches is the new ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips range. The lip glosses have a $6 price tag, available in 21 shades and in four finishes – Sheer, Sheer-Metallic, Crème, and Ultra-Metallic.
About ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips
ColourPop introduces the Ultra Glossy Lip, their collection of 21 new lip glosses! This new formula provides extreme shine with absolutely no stickiness or tackiness! Lips will look full and super kissable while the gloss smooths and conditions with emollient ingredients.
- Sheer: Transparent gloss with a hint of color that does not contain any pearl or glitter
- Sheer-Metallic: Transparent gloss with multi-dimensional glitter
- Crème: Medium coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearl or glitter
- Ultra-Metallic: Full coverage gloss with a smooth pearl metal finish that does not contain any glitter.
The Body Shop has come out with some stellar products recently and their latest launch is the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream. The products in the Oils of Life skincare range include three precious natural seed oils that claim to nourish and bring back radiance to tired, lifeless looking skin. From this range, I have tried the Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil and I love the product. Read on to know what I think of the latest addition to the range.
This refreshing yet cushiony and ultra-nourishing cream will effortlessly melt onto your skin, leaving it feeling smoother, more supple and visibly rested. Apply our Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream onto your fingertips and massage gently onto your face, neck and décolleté in an upward motion.
Skin looks and feels:
– More supple
– Visibly Rested
– Reduced appearance of ageing
3 Precious Revitalizing Seed Oils:
- Black cumin oil from Egypt, known for its concentration in antioxidants
- Rosehip oil from Chile, rich in repairing Omega 3 and 6
- Camellia oil from China, naturally rich in nutritive oleic acid
7 Powerful Essential Oils:
- Lavender Oil from France, known for calming and sedative properties
- Rosemary Leaf Oil from Tunisia, helps prevent free radical damage and improves skin tone
- Geranium Oil from South Africa, promotes radiant skin
- Roman Camomile Oil from Central Europe, a calming agent
- Marjoram Leaf Oil from Mediterranean countries, used to fragrance the product
- Orange Peel Oil from Southeast Asia, revitalizes the skin
- Lavandin Oil from Provence, stimulates the fusion of elastin and collagen
Rs 2495 (80 ml)
I had seen a picture of Rihanna where she wore a beautiful red dress with red lipstick and gorgeous hair in varying hues of brown and gold. That image somehow stuck to my mind so when I was offered to color my hair using shades from the new L’Oreal Professionnel Mocha Mania range, I knew that was the look I wanted to go for. My appointment was fixed at A N John Salon, Park Street and I was met by the in-house stylist and L’Oreal Professionnel senior stylist and trainer. I told them the look I wanted to try out and the stylists recommended a mix of two techniques – Balayage and Hair Contouring using L’Oreal Professionnel Mocha Mania hair color.
Before I share details on what color was used on me and the entire experience, here’s some information on the two techniques.
Balayage and Hair Contouring
Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. Balayage is applied on the surface of the hair and can also be called a freehand technique because no foil is used to create the highlights. Basically, it looks more natural and the color grows out evenly so it is quite low maintenance.
We all know about contouring the face with makeup to give it more definition but do you know you can do the same with your hair? Hair contouring is a coloring technique that uses a combination of free hand application and highlighting paired with the careful positioning of different tones and depths around the face to highlight and shadow targeted areas. Darker tones create shadows and are used to shorten or narrow the face shape, whilst lighter tones elongate and lengthen the face shape by reflecting light. There are seven basic face shapes and a skilled L’Oreal Professionnel colorist will be able to determine where to position the dark and light shades to sculpt the face and achieve a more ‘oval’ shape. This bespoke service is available in top L’Oreal Professionnel salons across the country and in Kolkata, A N John is one of them.
Thank you everyone for your response to the post where I listed my 10 Best MAC Red Lipsticks for the Indian Skin Tone. I’m back again as promised with another Top 10 list and this time, it is my 10 Best MAC Neutral Lip Colors for the Indian Skin Tone. I mention lip colors and not lipsticks because I’ve also added a gloss and two of my favorite n*de shades of lip liners in the list.