Category Archives: Lip Swatch

Bourjois Color Boost


When Clinique launched their Chubby Sticks, there was an surge in launch of similar products by drugstore brands. Some excelled in their value for money and some had exceptional pigmentation.

Correct me if I am wrong, but Bourjois is the last brand to launch a “lipstick crayon”. The wait was definitely worth it because its one of the best out there. They have named it as Colour Boost and have released only 4 shades.

• Red Sunrise
• Fuschia Libre
• Peach On the Beach
• Orange Punch


I picked “Orange Punch” during one of my innumerable trips to Priceline. I couldn’t wait to wear it, so there is no product photo for it.

Bourjois Orange Punch Color Boost Product Swatch


It’s a more of coral than orange on my pigmented lips. The pigmentation of the “lipstick crayon” is quite good( but it’s not opaque in one swipe) and staying power is also good. The formula is non-drying and has shine to it. It feels extremely light on lips, almost as if it has melted giving that incredible juicy colour.

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Have you tried any of the Color Boost? What are your thoughts on them? Personally, I can’t wait to pick more colours.

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MAC Ablaze


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.

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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.

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Is it a must have?? Only, if you don’t have anything similar in your stash already.

The collection has come both online and in store. Do you plan to get anything from this collection ??

Revlon Orange Flip and Sizzle


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.

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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.

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What do you think, did I manage to find the shade I was looking for ??

Loreal Shine Carisse in Juliet


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.

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The Loreal Shine Carisse in Juliet can be described as warm red, a red with enough orange to make it more wearable. Its almost like a liquid/glossy version of NARS Heatwave

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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.

Loreal Shine Carisse Juliet

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 ??

Sisley Phyto Lip Shine & Kohl Star


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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Holiday Haul Part One

What is a holiday if there is no haul ..I am mean you need to have something more than holiday pictures..isn’t it :-))  I personally look forward to buying from duty free shops to avoid paying ridiculous Australians RRPs.

**Post is picture heavy**

The first part of haul will comprise of all things I bought from duty free shops( in Delhi, Singapore). I have more to share but other parts will come as I unpack the bags ( yes, I have been that busy !!)

The first item is Guerlain Rouge G lipstick. I have to thank my younger sister for this. She bought #6 from this range( from Delhi Duty Free) and recommended me to check it out. I bought #8 ( Gisele) which she had chosen earlier.
Quoting from my memory I bought this for $ 45 USD .
I love everything about this lipstick, from packaging, to color and texture. I know this isn’t the last lipstick from this range.

  

I picked up this Bobbi Brown Rich Color lipstick in Pink Peony. Its creamy and is opaque in one swipe. The lipstick wears off leaving a stain which I like.

I can never buy Dior Addict lipstick without thinking about Tara from keepingupwithme . I read about these first on her blog. I picked Nude(333) from this range. Its a beautiful lipstick, moisturizing, good pigmentation and lovely texture. In Australia this retails for $48 AUD while I picked it for $29 USD. No wonder, Australians prefer to buy from overseas.

I also picked Chanel Levres Scintillantes (131, Mica) and Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss (57, Insolence). I love how they feel on my lips. Mica has beautiful reflecting shimmer which looks awesome on lips. Its not sticky and is non drying. I was really surprised by Insolence, since it managed to show up on my pigmented lips.

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Chanel Insolence Lip Swatch
Chanel Mica

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You remember how I raved about chanel vitalumiere satin foundation, so how could I go past buying it if I was getting it for $48 USD ( from memory its 80 AUD here). And when I am getting a foundation then I need a great coverage concealer, isn’t it *shifty eyes*. So next up was Estee Lauder Double wear Concealer in Medium.

            EL Concealer          Chanel Vitalumiere Satin

Coral Quest : Laura Mercier Tangerine

In my search for coral lipstick, I had almost decided on buying Laura Mercier Roman Moon when I saw that Tangerine had featured in the Temptalia’s 5 must have Coral lipsticks.

It has smooth cream finish giving opacity in 1 -2 swipe. On my lips the color comes as coral with hint of pink. Its a beautiful color and brightens up the face the instantly

Here is the swatch. What do you think ??

P. S : I am posting this from husband’s laptop which explains the missing pictures of previous featured lipsticks in this series. Sorry about that.

Coral Quest : Ciccone Oceanus

Ciccone Oceanus is the most talked about and popular lipstick in the range amongst the blogger. This got better of me and I wanted to see how it fared in my quest.

Its a beautiful pale coral color with smooth texture. But, yes the ‘but’….on my pigmented lips the finish was not smooth and I had to swipe it couple of times to get the smoothness. I think this is only because of my lips and it would be great for non pigmented lips.
I also feel that its doesn’t have the same color payoff as its siblings from the range.

It might not be the ‘perfect coral’ but I can see myself wearing it as a wash of color on my lips this summer.

For comparison between previously featured lipsticks, I will be posting their pictures too. So, below is the swatch of Bobbi Brown Sweet Nectar.

Coral Quest : Bobbi Brown Sweet Nectar

This spring/summer I decided to start my quest for a perfect Coral lipstick. And in this journey I want you to come along with me.
As part of this journey, I will feature one coral/pink coral/orange lipstick every Wednesday in hope of finding the perfect one.

So, I will start our journey today with Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Sweet Nectar
Texture wise its beautiful, smooth and pigmented. The color instantly brightens up the face. I generally wear this color with barely there to no makeup.

What do you think of the color ?

Availability: Myer, David Jones
RRP : $45 AUD ( Approx)


Hot Pink Lips

Okay if you are like me who wants to wear bright pink lip colors but shy away from it, I think this lipstick will do the job for you. Its bright but not too much into face or neon like. Without further ado, I present to you Flamenco from Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick range.

  
The company’s website describes the color as ‘hot pink with very slight purple pearl’ and I think this is perfect description of the color.
The lipstick is moisturising and gives good amount of wear time.
Its hot and its wearable.
Would I recommend it : Definitely yes, its now a handbag staple for me
Availability: Priceline, Pharmacy,Target
RRP : $12.95 AUD
Disclaimer: Product provided by PR for consideration, but it has no bearing on my views.