It has been a while since I put up a lip color post so here is one. Presenting NARS Satin Lip Pencil in the shade Lodhi! NARS lip pencils come in three variants – satin, gloss and matte. I have Dragon Girl in matte and that is a huge favorite of mine. Lodhi is a color that a lot of bloggers love and since I don’t try the orange/coral family too often, decided to get myself the shade.
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Choose a side! Mermaids Vs Unicorns!! Which are you?
It’s here, Its Dramatic, Its Stunning.
REDEMPTION Palettes return with the battle of 2015…what are you? A Mermaid? With our shimmering greens and blues?
Or a Unicorn? With our pink, purples?
Fight over the Sparkles!
Makeup Revolution has surely created a revolution with their huge range of good quality products at extremely affordable prices.They have some really amazing eyeshadow palettes and Mermaids Vs Unicorns is one of their newer ones. The palette does have a mermaids and unicorns vibe with some beautiful aqua shades on one end representing the mermaids and some gorgeous pink, navy, purple and grey shades representing unicorns. It’s tough to decide which side I’m on because all the colors are so pretty but I think I’m favoring team unicorn a tad more 🙂
You know how sometimes the first impression of a product is really great but then you use it a couple of times and realise that it really ain’t that good? That’s what happened with me and the new Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain in the shade Rustic. Liquid lipsticks are the rage right now but Indian brands have not really caught on to this madness except Colorbar and now Faces. Colorbar has had liquid lipsticks for quite some time now and the Kiss Proof Lip Stains are their newest launch. I was checking out their counter one day and liked the shades particularly Rustic, a beautiful brick red color. The SA told me that they have a great formula, not drying and stays on for a really long time. I was sold, paid Rs 900 and came home with it.
Whenever I buy a new lipstick, I have to try it immediately and I tried Rustic as well. I found the packaging tacky but loved the pointed leaf-shaped applicator that made it so easy to get into all the corners, the color, the intense pigmentation and the weightless feel. I did not really wear it for too long that day so I did not get to test its staying power or whether it made my lips dry. Based on my initial impression, I also recommended the Lip Stains to quite a few people who were looking for Indian options for liquid lipsticks. After that day, I did not wear Rustic for a while but when I did wear for the purpose of testing, I was very disappointed. And these are my reasons :
- The liquid takes a lot of time to dry so anything that gets in contact with your lips after you put it on will have an imprint of your pretty pout
- Once dry, it stays put but after a while, it starts to get flaky and crumbly and finally, peels off. I’ve tested this both with and without using a lip balm first and the result was the same
- Does dry out lips but then all matte liquid lipsticks do so I’m ok with that. Not ok with the peeling off bit!
- It does not survive a meal. Even a light one. What’s worse is that the color disappears from the center leaving you with horrible uneven colored lips.
- It does not justify the Rs 900 price tag
Colorbar has some lovely lipstick formulas but the Kiss Proof Lip Stains definitely need improvement. The colors in the range are beautiful but the formula is a complete let down. I’m not buying anymore.
Have you tried any of the Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stains? What has been your experience?
Adhuna Akhtar’s BBlunt chain of salons is nothing short of an iconic institution in the area of hair styling in India. Think of any cool hairstyle in a Bollywood movie and 90% chances are that Adhuna or BBlunt was behind it. When BBlunt decided to also venture in the area of hair care products, I knew they would be stellar and I was not proven wrong. I’ve been trying out three products from their range which I will talk about in this post. Let’s get started!
BBlunt is an award winning and a professional team collectively having an expertise of over 100+ years. Specially created for Indian hair, these BBlunt products work amazing well while protecting the hair from the environment and heat styling damage. And unlike the other popular Hair Styling products, these are conveniently available online and in major Salons across the Country.