BH Cosmetics – Carli Bybel – 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

Finally! After what…5 months I think I am blogging. I have been having major writer’s block due to work and personal stress. Phew! Never knew blogging would actually de-stress me.

Coming back to today’s post, I am finally reviewing my all time (at the moment!) go-to palette from BH Cosmetics – Carli Bybel – 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette.  BH Cosmetics is known for collaborating with famous beauty/makeup expert YouTube sensation (such as the Jaclyn Hill palette); and hence we got Carli Bybel collaborating with BH Cosmetics to create this lovely palette. I got this for AED 95/- from Girlie Stuffs (my oldest and trusted online dealer).

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About the product:
Beauty expert and YouTube sensation Carli Bybel designed this versatile 14 Color Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette to dial up the drama and add excitement to your look. Carli’s taste for chic refinement and modern elegance inspired her to select a collection of earthy neutrals and plummy brown shadows with four face highlighters that complement every skin tone. The mix of mattes and shimmers makes it easy to go from amped-up evening intensity to toned-down daytime options.

Ingredients:
Total Net Wt / Poids Net 0.99 oz / 28 g ℮ (10 Eyeshadow & 4 Highlighter / 10 Ombres à Paupières et 4 Illuminatrice / 10 Lidschatten und 4 Highlighter ) Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Squalane, Magnesium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2), Ultramarines (CI 77007)]

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Benefits:

  • Highlighting Powders Can Be Used for Face and Eyes
  • Vegan
  • Paraben Free
  • Clinically Tested
  • Non-Irritating
  • Allergy Tested
  • Cruelty Free Product

My Review on BH Cosmetics – Carli Bybel – 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette:
The palette is travel friendly due to it’s lightweight, sleek and compactness. It has beautiful white and silver packaging. The palette itself is cardboard with cute detailing on the packaging. The packaging is very elegant and very sophisticated with a touch of cuteness added to it. The best thing about the palette is that it comes with good sized mirror, however no brushes. Below the mirror, Carli Bybel has inserted an inspiration quote that says “Aspire to Inspire”.

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The palette contains 5 matte, 5 shimmer eyeshadows and 4 very luminous highlighters. The minute I swatched the product, I knew this palette is LOVE. For the price, this palette is amazing. All the eyeshadows are velvety, smooth and blendable. However, few of the matte shades are chalky and have fall outs; but the shimmer and highlighters is to die for.

The color scheme is very universal, and will suit all kind of skin tones. Carli made sure that her palette is used by all kind of skini tone beauties. And the best part, this palette is cruelty free, paraben free and non-irritating.

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The colors in the palette range from mauves to plums to champagnes, and is perfect for everyday and party look.

Like I mentioned, the shimmers and highlightes are to die for. They are super pigmented and smooth on application. I just love the shimmers in this palette.

The eyeshadow has decent amount of staying power, if the eyes are prepped and primed before application.

The Eyeshadows:

Top Row: This line of shades comprises of mostly cool tone colors of mauves and purple colors. It consists of 4 matte and 1 shimmer shade.

Top Row
L-R: Matte Cream, Shimmer Pink Tone, Matte light brown, Matte Dark Mauvish, Matte Dark Plum/Purple

Middle Row: This row is mix of all golds, champagnes, browns and bronze color. It has 4 shimmers and 1 matte eyeshadow. This is my most favorite row of color. The shimmers are velvety, and super smooth when applied. It blends so beautifully. These shades are perfect to create day and glam look.

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L-R: Shimmery Champagne, Soft Gold shimmer, Dark Brown shimmer, Copper-Bronze shimmer, Matte deep taupe

Last and Final Row of Highlighters: These are the best ever highlighters I have ever come across. They shades are so magnificent, that you have use this palette to know what I mean. The first two are beautiful light shade highlighters, that can be used for every day look, since the last two are too dark to be used as highlighter. But they are great to get that bronzing glow during summers. Plus, the last two shades will look super gorgeous on dark skintones. The first highlighter has got me head over heels in love with it.

The pigment is awesome, so smooth and velvety. I am head over heels in love with these highlighters <3.

Last Row
L-R: Shimmery Pale Pink, Shimmer champagne pink, Shimmer gold, Shimmer bronze

Swatches:

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PROS:

  • Super Affordable
  • Perfect to create day and glam look
  • Suitable to all skintones
  • Smooth and easy to blend
  • Highly pigmented
  • Beautiful shades of highlighters
  • Sleek and compact palette; travel friendly

CONS:

  • Few matte shades are chalky and have mild fall out

Final Verdict:
I cannot get enough of this palette. It is little palette of happiness. You have to own this palette to experience the beauty of the colors and shades, especially with the price; you can never go wrong or regret with this palette.

Rating:
5/5

Stay Blessed and Beautiful!

Going Pink for a cause! Coastal Scents – Think Pink Palette

Welcome back to my blog! Hope everybody had a good week. My days at work is just getting too much to handle these days. But it’s cool! Another week of work, and then I am off for a vacaaaayy, baby!! Yesss! My brother is getting married, and I am soooo looking forward to welcoming the new member and dress up and have a blast, but most importantly; I am dying (like literally every single day!) for a break from my work and life here. I will be back next month, since I am utilizing all my annual leaves for this. Hence, I won’t be posting anything on blog till then. Apologizing in advance!

Anyhooo! Moving on to today’s post, since it’s the month of PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness; I decided to dedicate my post for this cause. With the Burj Khalifa going pink, I am here to review The Coastal Scents – Think Pink Palette, going Pink for this cause.

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This was my first Coastal Scent purchase ordered via Laylam.ae. They are local merchants here in the UAE and offer a lot of brands that are not available physically in the market here. Thier service and delivery is very prompt.

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About the product:
The color that dominated your dollhouse can now become a staple in your makeup collection with the Think Pink Palette. Containing twelve highly pigmented shades that range from pastel pink, deep rose to matte black. This palette allows you to create endless girly or sultry pink looks. The shades included are a combination of matte and shimmery finish and can be applied dry or wet for a deeper, longer lasting effect. The eye shadow pots are held magnetically in the matte black palette imprinted with the Coastal Scents logo and palette name.

Ingredients:
Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Mineral Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Methylparaben. May Contain : Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Green, FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake.
Dimensions:
Palette: 5.75″ x 4.28″ x 0.5″ (14.6cm x 10.9cm x 1.3cm)
Mirror: 5.44″ x 4″ (13.8cm x 10.2cm)
Eye Shadow Pot Diameter: 1″ (2.5cm)
Net Weight: 15.6g / 0.48oz

My review on the Think Pink Palette:
The palette comes in a sleek, black, sturdy case with a full size mirror and all the Hot Pot™ fits snugly into their magnetic palette. Despite the 12 colors, it’s very compact to carry while you’re travelling. If only it came with an applicator or makeup brush, my life would have been complete.

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The palette has ingredients mentioned at the back of the case.

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As the product claims, the palette contains 12 super gorgeous highly pigmented eye shadows which includes pinks, silver and even matte black to let your creativity loose and create looks ranging from innocent-girl-next-door look to the bad girl look.

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All the shades are individual Hot Pot™ from the Coastal Scent brand and can be purchased separately if one wishes to. Each Hot Pot™ has its unique name and code mentioned on the flipside of the colors.

The pans can be depotted and replaced with other colors. Hence, all the colors can be individually bought from their website. The pans can be removed easily without damaging much of the product.

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All the colors in the palette are super pigmented and has a smooth finish. The palette includes a combination of matte and metallic shimmer. The matte colors have sheer to opaque finish, where as the metallic shimmers have frosty to semi-opaque finish.

What I love about this palette is that, they have include one matte black eyeshadow which is perfect to create smokey look. The colors blend easily and can be used wet as well for intense color and shimmer.

Below are the Hot Pots with their names:

 

S031 Baby Pink
A soft, pastel pink hue with a sheer, satin finish.
Finish : Matte. Application : Sheer

B01 Rosy Pink
A soft, mauve shade with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte. Application : Opaque

M008 Cinnabar Rose
A ripe, berry maroon hue with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte. Application : Semi-Opaque

B002 Magenta Pink
A deep, vivid pink hue that delivers a matte finish.
Finish : Matte. Application : Semi-Opaque

ME14 Light Pink
A soft sweep of pink with a high shimmer finish.
Finish :Shimmer. Application : Semi-Sheer

ME20 Mauve Frost
An icy pink hue with a ultra shimmer finish.
Finish : Shimmer. Application : Opaque

ME19 Pink Frost
An icy, pastel pink hue with a shimmer finish.
Finish :Shimmer. Application : Opaque

ME12 Coral Rose
An iridescent coral-pink hue with a metallic, shimmer finish.
Finish : Shimmer. Application : Semi-Opaque

 ME07 White Silver
A shimmering white hue with silver sparks.
Finish : Shimmer. Application : Sheer

ME004 Light Plum
A warm mauve hue that delivers a shimmer finish.
Finish :Shimmer. Application : Opaque

ME18 Steel Grey
A deep metallic grey with a shimmer finish.
Finish : Shimmer. Application : Opaque

 M23 Gunmetal
A sultry, deep grey with a slight, satiny finish.
Finish : Satin. Application : Semi-Opaque

 

Swatches:

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R-L: Baby Pink (Matte), Rosy Pink (Matte), Cinnabar Pink (Matte), Magenta Pink (Matte)
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R-L: Light Pink (Metallic Shimmer), Mauve Frost (Metallic Shimmer), Pink Frost (Metallic Shimmer), Coral Rose (Metallic Shimmer)
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Last Row
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R-L: White Silver (Metallic Shimmer), Light Plum (Metallic Shimmer), Steel Grey (Metallic Shimmer), Gunmetal (Satin)

 

PROS:
– Pigmented
– Matte and shimmer in one palette
– Can be applied wet for intesne look
– Easy to blend
– Compact case for travelling
– Large functional mirror
– All the colors complement each other
– The black in the palette make everything perfect
– Pans can be depotted easily without damaging the product
– Single pans available online

CONS:
– Does not come with any applicator or makeup brush 😦

Final Verdict:
Who doesn’t like pink? I was never fond of pink till I got this palette. With this palette, you can create i-am-an-angel-princess to bad-ass-biker-girl look. It’s like bundle of Barbie joy palette. I got this palette long back, hence I am not sure if local merchants still have them now with all the other companies coming up in the market. Nevertheless, Coastal Scents will always be my first love for makeup.

Rating:
4/5

Stay Blessed and Beautiful

Dermacol Make-up Cover in 221

Hello ladies! Welcome back to my blog. Hope you all had a wonderful week.

Today I am reviewing magic make-up cover from Dermacol. I am in 221 shade (atleast I believe I am in that shade!)

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About the product:
Legendary high covering make-up

BENEFITS:
– Waterproof
– Hypoallergenic
– For all skin types
– SPF 30
– Preservative free
– COVERAGE: Full (extreme)

The clinically tested, extreme covering Make up Cover was created as the first of its kind in Europe and one of the first in the world. The license for this foundation was eventually sold to Hollywood. It contains 50% pigments, which makes it a weapon against skin imperfections. DERMACOL MAKE-UP COVER provides PERFECT COVERAGE even in thin layers and is the perfect corrector for dark under-eye, unpleasant spots and skin blemishes. It completely covers acne, loss of pigmentation, post surgical bruising, tattoos etc. It may be used on the entire face or body for color correction, darkening or lightening the skin tones, and ensuring ideal balance. It is widely used as a professional make-up for photo or film shoots, modeling and for festive occasions.

Volume: 30 g

Results: Dermacol Make-up Cover provides outstanding coverage with a natural looking finish for your entire face and body. Your skin will be well balanced and have a velvety matte appearance.

Usage: Choose the right color shade for your skin. Gently tap the make-up onto your skin with either your fingers or with a damped make-up sponge. Apply the Dermacol Make-up Cover gradually by first using a small quantity and then add as needed until all skin problems are covered. (the Make-up Cover has a rich consistency and provides extreme coverage. Therefore, it is important to apply the make-up evenly

It has 13 different shades from light to dark skin tone.

My Review on Dermacol Make-up Cover in 221:
I got this product on a recommendation of a makeup-artist I worked with. Surprisingly, this brand is available in Ansar Mall, Sharjah. I got this for AED 70.

The product comes in a small squeeze-type tube. It is the size of a small toothpaste you get as freebie/sample with a toothbrush or in a flight. But do not judge the size with the amount of coverage a tiny dot of this foundation can give.

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The shade number is printed on the tube, with the date of expiry. It is kinda hard to read the print though. It comes with a leaflet for instructions on how to use it. I have a habit of throwing leaflets after I am done reading with the instructions. Hence, I don’t have it to show you people.

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The foundation has a pleasant smell, however you can also smell the chemicals in it too.

The foundation has a creamy but non-runny texture. It has a thick consistency and texture. The foundation takes time to blend due to its rich consistency, but when you do finish applying this product; the result is flawless. A thin layer of foundation will cover all the imperfections on your face such as acne, dark spots and dark under eyes. Just a dot, or rather just swipe of your fingers around the nozel of the tube and you can apply it all over your face. You just need very light powder setting as anything more on the foundation can make your face cakey.

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The oozing product

I kid you not when it comes to its staying power. It does not budge all day. The product is stuck your face like a Fevicol. Though it does crease around your lips and under eye, it does not fade or oxidizes. A light blot with tissue is all you need to touch up. It is water proof, smudge proof, sweat proof and all other proof’s you can think of.

Since it already has SPF, you need not apply sunscreen prior to applying the foundation. However, the product will be dry and stretchy for dry skin beauties. But nothing that a moisturizer or a primer cannot do. So make sure your skin is thoroughly hydrated before going ahead with this makeup cover.

You have to invest in a super powerful makeup remover to get rid of every trace of the foundation from your face. If you don’t remove and cleanse your face properly, you can have break-outs. I experienced this when I was applying it regularly and did not remove it completely, I ended up having a pimple overnight.

Due of its extreme coverage, I use this product as concealer and corrector for my under eye and dark spots. I also mix teeny bit of Dermacol to my other liquid foundation to make blending easy.

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I just touched the nozzle

 

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Gently spread the product
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Voila! You can notice the difference between the previous photo and this one. All the s,all spots on the hand has been covered with just that little dot of product. Also, I have used my hand to rub in the foundation. So using a proper technique would actually give me doll hands. 😀

PROS:
– Extreme coverage
– Super lasting powder.
– Suitable for oily/combo skin.
– A small dot of this product is all you require for your entire face
– Thin layer of application for total coverage dark spots and other pigmentation
– Water and swear proof
– Does not fade or oxidizes
– Does not require much touch up through out the day.
– Velvety matte finish
– Can be used with other liquid foundations
– Too much product in the tube. Can last you for good.

CONS:
– Does not blend easily
– Requires powerful makeup remover to wipe off every trace of the product.
– Can be cakey if applied too much
– Can be patchy if applied on dehydrated skin
– Slight chemical smell can be turn off to some
– To get a match to your skin can be a little issue
– The foundation keeps oozing out without squeezing every time I open the can. Hence, making your area very messy
– Overnight break-outs only if the face is not cleansed off properly

Final Verdict:
I actually have a love-hate feeling towards this product. There are times when I feel like a superstar wearing this product, and then there are other times where I just want to rush to the loo and peel my skin off. #storyofsheikaslife.

Dermacol make-up cover is not like your everyday normal foundation use. I would recommend this product for people who have extreme skin problems and also for make-up artists who want to achieve flawless and super lasting look for their clients.

Rating:
Maybe a 3/5

Stay Blessed and Beautiful!

Essence DIP Liner Waterproof in Black

Happy long weekend again! This year has been filled with long weekends. Being in a city where life is always in a rush, it is a blessing to have such weekends.

Today I am reviewing yet another product from the affordable brand Essence – DIP Liner Waterproof in Black. I love gel liner’s, but sometimes when I am in a rush I prefer something that is quick and easy to apply on the go. With gel liners, you need to find the brush and then the product (which is lost in my makeup stash). So eyeliner’s like these are life savers.

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About the Product:
Eyeliner perfectionists – rejoice! Pull off ultra long lasting and high coverage eyeliner looks with this special applicator that is safe and easy to use. Also available in a waterproof version.

Mr Review on Essence DIP Liner Waterproof in Black.
The casing of the liner is small and comes in a sleek cylindrical tube. The name of the brand is mentioned in pretty blue font.

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The applicator is soft felt-tip type. It glides on smoothly, without breaking your art in between. Most liner tips I used in the past, always made me break in between the application; thus making me restart all over again and giving me Panda eyes. The length of the applicator has perfect size – not too long or short. Somewhere in between.

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The texture of the product is not runny nor too thick. The consistency is great. It glides on smoothly without tugging or pulling your eyelids.

The eyeliner though takes dew seconds to dry up completely. But once dried, it last throughout the day. Being waterproof  liner, it does not wash off with water (duh!) nor it smudges. I have to literally rub my eyelids off to get rid of every bit of the liner. But then again, use of good makeup remover will make your life easier (I use Johnsons Baby Oil Spray).

Swatch:
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PROS:
– Affordable
– Sleek and small packaging
– Soft felt-tip applicator
– Dries Matte
– Awesome color pay-off
– Consistent texture
– Water and smudge proof
– Dries quickly
– Long lasting

CONS:
– Difficult to remove without a good makeup remover
– Can make your eyelids if heavy is applied more than once

Final Verdict:
All in all, this line is my current favorite. It is hassle free, long lasting, pigmented and affordable. Anyone looking for budget friendly liner, highly recommend this eyeliner.

Rating:
5/5

Stay Blessed and Beautiful!

Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

I know I am overdue with my every weekend post promise,but due to Eid shenanigans, I could not get the time to post last week.

Anyhoo…Today I back reviewing my all time favorite never changing eye-shadow base from Essence cosmetics.

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I simply love Essence. They have ah-mazing products and are super affordable.

I got mine from Ansar Mall – Sharjah, which is right next to my building. I have seen this brand in Avenue as well in Dubai. So people staying in Dubai can check them out. I honestly am not able to recall the price of the product, but it was below AED15.

About the product:
The I love stage – eye-shadow base is the star of the show! It is multi-functional and can either be used as a base for concealer or eye-shadow. The creamy texture won’t settle in the crease of your eyelid – it makes every eye-shadow last longer and intensifies the color. For a smooth eye make-up that is just waiting for its grand appearance in the spotlight!

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My Review on Essence I Love Stage Eye-shadow Base:
This is my third purchase. It is the best base I have ever come across. It comes in a tube with a doe-foot applicator, which makes it easy apply.

The ingredients is mentioned on the tube itself.

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The texture of the product is creamy and not runny or sticky. It is easily blendable with brush or fingers, thus giving you a flawless canvas to work your makeup on.
I personally prefer using fingers to blend the product, as the warmth of the skin gives a smooth finish.

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It last for good 6-7 hours. I recently applied the base underneath a baked eyeshadow to work, and it lasted through out the day without any creasing. The the eyeshadow did not come off even after I made ablution thrice.

Because of its light skin texture, any eyeshadow applied will not pop. This could be a drawback to some beauty sheikha’s, however; one can always apply a white eye shadow base – such as NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk over the base, and the color will pop like no big deal.

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Completely blended.

PROS:
– Non sticky creamy texture
– Blends like a dream
– Stays put throughout the day, without creasing
– Dries matte
– Inexpensive

CONS:
– Requires additional white base to make eyeshadow pop.

Final Verdict:
All in all, I don’t think I will ever replace this product with any other brand. With the price and quality of this base, it would be stoopid enough of me to invest in high end brands. Not saying that other brands such as MAC and Urban Decay bases are no good…but this product is best for any person who is on a budget, and I am all about quality than the brand.

Have you tried this product or brand before? Let’s talk about our favorites in the comment below.

Rating:
5/5

Till then,

Stay Blessed and Beautiful!


Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Sand Storm – SKU# 913C

Yaaaayieeeee!!! Loooooongg weekend! After long here in Dubai we are having long weekend. No plans as such, as it is too hot to even go out for anything other than malls, where more than half the UAE population will be there. Most probably will be chilling like a villain at home and catch up on beauty sleep. What you plans? Do leave comment below.

Moving on, today I am reviewing the most affordable brand after Essence which has recently hit the market – Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Sand Storm (AED 13).

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About the product:
This is basically our Magnum Opus of lipstick—it’s the one thing we absolutely MUST put on when we’ve got a cocktail party or black tie event. This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte cream finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn’t cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts coenzyme Q10 and vitamins A & E help smooth lips.

Product claims:

  • 4-hour longwearing lip colors leave a semi-matte cream finish
  • Hyaluronic Microspheres adhere to lips to make them long-lasting
  • An exclusive polymer complex make your lips cushiony and plump
  • Natural marine plant extracts coenzyme Q10 and vitamins A & E help smooth lips
  • Winner of the Allure Best of Beauty Award!

My Review on Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Sand Storm – SKU# 913C:

I got this lipstick after seeing it with my friend in office. It looked gorgeous on her. I really wanted to get a brown shade for myself, but for some odd reason it would look grey and ugly on me. However, this particular color has a tint of peach and orange in it; which worked well with my skin tone.

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The casing of the lipstick is sturdy with plastic cap. However, the inside of the cap always gets some product on it when you take it off or put it back. The solution to this is to apply a thin layer of Vaseline in the inside of the cap, and avoid spoiling the lipstick.

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The product as the company truly claims, has a semi-matte creamy finish. The color is a beautiful brownish orange color, that kind of reminds me of chocolate ice-cream. The lipstick does not make your lips dry and is smooth upon application. It has moisturizing affect as the lipstick has vitamins A & E.

The product has the tendency to sit in the fine lines of the lips, as the Lakme Absolute Matter Lipstick I reviewed last here. However, it looks and feels different for some reason.

The product lasts for good 3.5 to 4 hours; but then again, the no lipstick’s last long on me. My friend applied hers in the morning, and it stayed for more than 4 hours. So I guess it depends from lips to lips.

Swatches:

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PROS:
– Creamy texture
– Moisturizing
– Does not dry your lips
– Stays more than 4 hours if you don’t lick your lips every now and then
– Affordable
– Smooth application
– Everyday natural color

CONS:
– Probably that it settles in the fine lines of your lips. However, it does not accentuate the flaws.

Final Verdict:

I am in love with this brand, color and product. For the price, you can actually pick up more than 1 piece without burning a hole in your pocket. The best thing for me, it is available at the mall (Ansar Mall – Shajrah, UAE) right next to my house. Walking distance. I will be picking up more colors from this brands. I already have their eyeshadow trio and a single glitter eyeshadow. I need to try them out before putting it up on blog. So do look out for this space.

Till then, have an awesome Eid and pay Allah accept your prayers. Ameen

Rating:
5/5

Stay Blessed and Beautiful!

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick in Pink Brick 212

I know I had/have gone MIA for past few years/months. I was just not getting time for myself. Finally, I am able to get back slowly to blogging and will be trying my best to post every weekend.

Today I am reviewing Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick in Pink Brick 212, which I had received in my makeup stash during my wedding last year.

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About the product:
Enriched with Vitamin E and Wheat Oil, Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color keeps your lips soft, smooth and silky with every application.

  • Hydrate Lips
  • Enriched with Vitamin E
  • Keeps Lips Silky, Smooth and Soft
  • Unique Non-drying Formula
  • One Sweep Perfect Shine
  • Light and Rich Color Lipstick
  • Cream Texture

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My Review on Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick in Pink Brick 212

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The shade is subtle pink with a hint of mauve in it. The color also has a tint of silver shimmer, which is unusual for a matte lipstick. But since the shimmer is in very concentrate form, it works fine for me. Also, it does not feel chunky or grainy upon application.

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The texture of the lipstick is smooth and creamy as claimed by Lakme, however it does not have one sweep color payoff. The pigment of the product is not that great. You need to build the product to get the color on pigmented lips.

For matte, the product is hydrating and does not dry off. However, this product actually brings out the flaws of your lips. If your lips are not well exfoilated or moisturised, the color sets in the lip and the cracks become evident. The product settles a lot into the fine lines of the lips. And since the finish of the lipstick is powdery matte, the color looks patchy overall.

The positive part of the product is that it does not fade off quickly. This lipstick has a mild vanilla fragrance and sweet to taste – No wonder it does not last long!.

Swatches:

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PROS:
– Shimmer is not evident on the lips
– Being matte, the lipstick does not feel dry
– Creamy and smooth texture
– Non sticky formula
– Color does not fade off quickly

CONS:
– Color settles into fine lines of lips, thus making the lips look patchy and cheap
– Color needs to be built if the lips are pigmented
– Accentuates flaws of your lips if not well hydrated

Final Verdict:

If I have to sum up the review, I don’t think I would like to purchase more fro this line of Lakme. I doubt if they still sell this line. If you plan to buy this product, make sure you have well hydrated and non pigmented lips; as this product will suit well for such people.

Rating:
3/5

Stay Blessed and Beautiful!