The new MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus collection launched on the 13th and obviously sold out in a day! I had actually made up my mind to buy both the lipstick and the lipglass but then, good sense struck and I came home only with the lipstick considering the fact that I rarely wear gloss. If you do, you should definitely pick it up. It is very pretty. Coming back to the lipstick, MAC describes it as a “hot pink [with an Amplified finish].” It is definitely not a unique color and is very much dupable but it is a very pretty color and I’m loving the finish which is slightly different from the regular Amplified lipsticks. This one has a lot more sheen and slightly hydrating. The pigmentation is awesome and provides full coverage in one swipe. The color lasts on me for nearly 5 hours and leaves a pinky – red stain behind.
Aloe Vera is a skin savior as we all know so I am slightly partial towards any skincare product that claims to have aloe vera as an active ingredient. The Himalaya Herbals Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash not only contains aloe vera but cucumber extract and natural vitamin E to nourish skin and prevent dryness.
Price – Rs 100 for 100 ml
Tonight, awaken a transformation for naturally glowing, even toned skin with NEW Enlighten Skintone Correcting Collection, a visionary skincare regimen from Estée Lauder with an “enlightened” approach to luminous, naturally beautiful skin. Leaders in night repair, Estée Lauder Scientists leveraged new research that shows daytime damage leads to proliferation of pigmentation each night. Formulated with Estée Lauder’s most intensive, comprehensive skintone correcting technology, NEW Enlighten’s potent formulas work night and day to help break the cycle of daily assaults and irritation that lead to hyper pigmentation and dark spots, revealing naturally glowing, even-toned skin. Skin’s transformation begins immediately as it’s enlivened with hydration and new radiance. Overtime, skin’s natural beauty emerges as the benefits build and skin reclaims a fresh, naturally healthy glow as spots, discoloration, blotchiness and redness appear significantly reduced.
NEW INSIGHT: THE CYCLE OF PIGMENTATION
Understanding that discoloration is a top, universal concern for women, Estée Lauder Scientists have been dedicated to researching the day/night rhythm of pigmentation and found that nighttime is when dark spots, discoloration and other types of hyper pigmentation are exacerbated. The cycle begins each day when skin accumulates damage from exposure to environmental assaults, such as UV and pollution. At night, the damage skin accumulates during the day causes natural cellular responses that can cause excess pigmentation, leading to a dark spot or discoloration that stands out from the rest of the skin over time.
NON-STOP TREATMENT & PREVENTION
Estée Lauder developed NEW Enlighten to work with skin’s own rhythms – night and day – to help address this excess pigmentation and reveal a smooth, fresh, even-toned look today, tonight and tomorrow.
- By Night, Correction–Each night, NEW Enlighten infuses skin with Estée Lauder’s most advanced spot-correcting and brightening technology to help address skin’s nighttime pigmentation response while helping correct the look of existing imperfections.
- By Day, Protection – Each day, this visionary new regimen helps defend skin against damage that contributes to spots, uneven pigmentation and other imperfections. NEW Enlighten helps minimize the effects of daily environmental exposure with a triple defense – defends against UV, defends against the visible irritation effects of pollution and defends against free radicals.
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NEW Enlighten is priced at INR 5,200/- (30ml) and INR 7,200 (50ml) and will be available from December 2014 onwards across all Estee Lauder stores and counters in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai.
The air is getting chilly, the jackets and stoles have started to make an appearance and so have my dark lipstick shades. And the latest addition to my dark lipstick collection is the NYX Butter Lipstick Licorice.
The NYX Butter Lipstick range was launched early this year and these lightweight lipsticks are creamy, glide across lips with a nice moist feel and have excellent pigmentation. And they are priced at only $6.
You all know about my makeup addiction. There’s also another thing that I’m addicted to and that is jewellery. Nope not of the ‘real’ kind but mostly costume and silver jewellery. And it is to fuel this addiction that I’m constantly on the hunt for stores that sell interesting pieces obviously at affordable rates. During one such surfing session for online stores, I came across SHE, a Kolkata based accessories store on Facebook that sell jewellery and watches.