MAC has recently released Fashion Sets which features 4 different set each comprising of a lipliner,lipstick,nail paint and an eyeshadow. One of these set has MAC Ablaze which is a coral pink matte colour.
I haven’t been following MAC Limited Edition releases because I just can’t keep pace with them But when Giggle Girlie raved about it, I knew I had to check it out. And, I wasn’t disappointed
Even though the finish is matte, it’s not overly dry but yes it needs hydrated lips else it will highlight dry flakes. The colour is bright coral without being neon-ish.
The staying power is decent and it wears off evenly.
This post is part of Swatch A Day series.
My love and collection for Revlon nail paint can be summarised in my husband’s statement “With these many Revlon nailpaints, you can have your own display stand”. Yes, its true
The collection is so vast that at times, I forget what I already have and then double up while buying.
Do you ever see a lipstick shade and then there is no peace till you get it ?? When I saw Angela from My Kitchen Rules wearing this bright orange lipstick,I needed it.
It was nothing like I already had in my ‘Lipstick Wardrobe’. Thanks to Beauty Swatch for this term.
I had swatched lipstick on its own or with gloss but none came lose to what Angela wore. My gut told me that the best match would be available in Revlon and it was right.
I should listen to it more often
And just like when I was giving up,the duo of Revlon Luxurious Living Lipstick in Orange Flip and Revlon Colorburst Gloss in Sizzle came together to create the shade I was after. Strangely enough I can’t find the aforementioned gloss on Revlon website but Priceline had it.
And when applied together
What do you think, did I manage to find the shade I was looking for ??
Is it a gloss ? Is it a stain ? Or is it both ?? Depends on how long you have worn it for. Confused, let me elaborate, but first talk about the colour.
Its packed with pigmentation atleast the one I tried and one swipe is enough to get a finished look. I was pleasantly surprised considering my lips are fairly pigmented.
Now about it being gloss or stain. It initially applies like a gloss with lots of shine. But as the day progresses the shine wears off but the stain remains. The pigmentation is so strong that it left fair bit of stain even after greasy Indian dinner. I loved it some much that went ahead and got another Loreal Carisse Shine in Milady. A beautiful purple, perfect for fall.
Have you tried any from this range ? What do you think ??
As part of LMFF inspired posts, today, I will be sharing an easy eye look. Not many products involved in this look and its low on skill level too.
- Models Prefer Concealer Stick in Dark
- Loreal Touche Magique
- Laura Mercier Corrector in Orange
The look was created using Loreal Contour Kohl in black and Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in All Night Blue
Do you have any easy look to share ??
Its that time of the year again when the fashion and beauty world gathers in Melbourne to witness the established and emerging fashion designers as part of Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, LMFF.
LMFF has a special place in my heart and memories. We had just come to Melbourne as newly wed couple and gone to LMFF event being held in Prahran Park. Yes, in a park. I have no idea who were the designer featured, but I clearly recall models walking to peppy music of Gwen Stefani ‘What You Waiting For’. I remember looking at those models, trying to think how they styled their hair, had the prefect lips or the fresh pink flush on their cheeks.
I am not sure which was the participating store( I guess Hush Puppies)but they had a trivia thing happening. Incidentally I knew the answers and won a stuffed puppy(picture below)
Since then we have moved house multiple times, but this has always come along with us and now sits in my study.
Every year when LMFF comes to town, I remember the feeling of freshly painted nails from the Loreal pop up nail salon in Docklands. Perhaps there was always a beauty addict in me. Mention of makeup and I was there.
So, this year I have decided to bring a bit of LMFF to the blog. This week all posts will feature Loreal products.
I had written the below post couple of months ago and it was sitting in draft waiting for the pictures. Being the lazy person that I am, I managed to do it only recently. The delay explains the tense in the post. Also, even after such a long time, I still stand by every single word.
Rimmel London website describes the product as
“ Rimmel’s first liquid foundation that instantly reawakens skin with a healthy, radiant glow.
It’s time to wake up – the light, smooth texture glides on easily to give a 100% pore-less and flawless complexion. Spoil yourself with SPF 15 sun protection and illuminating radiance pearls for a natural glow. A peptide formulation helps increase your skin’s elasticity and a vitamin moisturizing complex also leaves you looking healthy and fresh. Your skin will bounce back to life – even if your body is thinking otherwise.
No longer do you have to face fatigue in the mirror. Immediately eliminates visible signs of tiredness so skin looks rejuvenated”
I have recently started working full time, which involves getting up before sunrise, travelling an hour to & fro and taking care of the little one. This means, my days are pretty full on and I am feeling/looking tired most of the time. I was eyeing this foundation for sometime but apprehensive since I didn’t want to look like a glitter ball ( a fear from my experience with Revlon Photoready). This is when Val from Ponikuta.com assured me that its definitely not going to make me like a disco ball.
Before I start with my experience, let me get the only con I have ,off my chest – its the limited shade selection available. With only 6 shades, it makes very hard to get the right one
I wanted to try this so bad that I picked ‘Soft Beige’ which wasn’t my shade but closest to me. I use it mixing with Illamasqua Skin Base and then the shade is perfect. Now, after using it for over 15 days straight I can say that Rimmel’s claim about ‘waking up and making me look healthy and fresh’ is spot on. I have no idea, how it works but it surely does work. I don’t look tired and haggard when I see myself in the mirror. And believe me , for me its a big thumbs up.
Estee Lauder website describes their Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme as
“Creme eyeshadow delivers intense colour that lasts up to 15 hours and goes on fast.
Long-Wear, Stay-True Colour
It’s stay-true colour at your fingertips with matte to demi-pearl finishes.
Creamy formula goes on smoothly, blends easily.
Seamless coverage won’t crease or fade.
Can be worn alone or layered under .
For all skintypes and ideal for mature skin as it minimises pulling and tugging of the delicate eyelid.”
I had picked this shadow when I was just starting in makeup and wanted a cream eyeshadow.
Antique gold was an automatic choice as color was warm and with very smooth texture. I have used it since then in multitude of looks and occasions. And it has delivered every time. I loved it so much that I gifted one to my sister as well
Color is beautiful, warm gold with antique look, true to its name. It applies smoothly and doesn’t need any base for color payoff or longevity in performance. I haven’t tested it for 15 hr wear but it doesn’t crease in an 8 hr workday.
The biggest positive of the shadow is how easily it can be used alone or in conjunction with other shadows and for both daily looks to special occasion ones.
Do you have any color from this range ?? If not, then swatch them in store, I am pretty sure you wouldn’t be disappointed.
When these beauties landed on my desk, I couldn’t wait to go home and have a play with them.
The kohl pencil was an instant love. It’s deep blue with silver glitter in it, an easy way to perk up the look without being over the top. Its smooth and easy to apply with little to no transfer. Generally speaking I am not a glitter person, but this is perfect to perk up your look without looking over the top. A special mention to the blue diamante at the top of the pencil, I just love it.
The lipstick is termed as Phyto Lip Shine,a glossy, ultra-luminous treatment lipstick. The website describes it as
“more colour than lip gloss, more shine than lipstick“
And after using it, I can safely say, that it describes it perfectly.
I got to try Sheer Coral, which is light orange with golden shimmer in it . The color reminds me of Indian silk fabric. I am worn this couple of times and it goes well both dresses and Indian traditional wear.
Even though color is described as sheer ,it’s very buildable and shows well on my pigmented lips. Also it has a very lightweight feel to it. I was wary of the shimmer in the lipstick fearing that it would stick to lips after pigment wore off, but that was not the case.
Feeling nothing but love for the lip color it has quickly become my go to lipstick.
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What do you do when you can’t decide which nail paint to apply and the child is sleeping ?? Of course, you dive right into doing nail art(folding laundry can always wait ).
The other day Melbourne was scorching hot and I wanted to wear cool pastel colors but couldn’t decide on the color. So, what happened next was a simple polka dot nail art.
All I have used is selection of pastel colors, hairpin and reeds( from an old room diffuser).
Which pattern do you like most ? My personal favourite is the little pinky one..