YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 6 Pink in Devotion

I know I have enough makeup that can last me forever and possibly I have duplicate colors. But I want to owe at least ONE product from high-end brand. Let’s just say it’s like I am on a mission to have branded cosmetics in my makeup vanity.

So here I am, reviewing one of the most beautiful brand – Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Rouge Volupté Shine.

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About the Product:
Introducing Rouge Volupté Shine.  Give in to the temptation of dazzling color. Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with extreme comfort and luminous shine.  Hyaluronic acid microspheres help seal in moisture for 8 hours of hydration. Anti-oxidants and emollients help condition and soften lips.

Available in 19 shades. But the Facebook page I got it from had limited. I got the color in 6 – Pink in Devotion.

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My Review on YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 6 Pink in Devotion:
I am in love. I am more in love with the YSL Lipstick packaging. The gold box and the gold tube, is such a luxury to the eyes. I would pick this product up again just for the packaging.

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I love how the there is an intricate design on the tube with the brand YSL intertwining with the design. It also has a background of the color inside the tube.

Pink in Devotion is a pretty bright pink color and contains visible shine. I am not a fan of shine and gloss, but this was a total exception.

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The lipstick is beautifully pigmented, it does not show as bright as it looks when applied. It is very hydrating, glides on smoothly, gives softer looking lips and has a nice watermelon-y smell to it.

The color being on the brighter side, may not suit all skin tones. Though it gives a nice sheer result, I would advice for dark skin tone girls to try it out before splurging on this product (I got dark when I went to Saudi, so it does not suit me well).

The lipstick is last only for few hours, but I honestly don’t mind as it gives me a chance to show-off the lipstick tube infront of people when I am applying it. 😀

Swatches:

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PROS:
– Available in 19 luxury colors
– Packaging worth dying for
– Very hydrating and gives visible softer lips
– Has a nice watermelon-y smell
– Visible shimmer
– Perfect for summers

CONS:
– Does not have long staying power (Though it’s not a con for me!)
– PRICE

Final Verdict:
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 6 Pink in Devotion may burn your pockets, but there is no harm to spurge on high-end products once in a while. Like, go treat yourself with YSL just because you were nice at work, or you lost 1/2 a kilo, or you maintained your diet…just have any excuse and have a look at their collection.

Rating:
4/5 (Price)

Stay Blessed and Beautiful!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

I have been on the spree in buying more of lip products than any other makeup. I am a huge fan of NYX products as they are super affordable and available at all leading stores here in Dubai. But recently, Girlie Stuff; from whom I purchase most of my stuff and who was my first online purchase ever, started selling all the NYX products. So I did not think twice when I ordered 3 of the lip cream from her.

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I have 3 of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam, Milan and Antwerp.5

What the product claims?

Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing.

  • What it is: Highly pigmented, matte lip cream
  • What it does: Creates various matte lip looks
  • Why we love it: Delightfully creamy and lightweight, our award winning line just expanded with two captivating new shades.

(Source: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-17-soft-matte-lip-cream.aspx)

Available in 13 amazing shades.

My review on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: 

All the brands have their product claims close to be being true. But the product claim for NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM is 110% true. It is actually neither a lip gloss, or stain or lipstick.

I have 3 colors from this range.

Amsterdam: Pure red color with blue under-tone. This color is a beautiful shade of red. I love how it shows on my lips and red always make my teeth look whiter. I guess this color can be pulled off on any skin tone.amsterdam

Milan: Mid-tone blue-toned pink. A gorgeous pink that will suit fair tone girls more, but does not look so bad on slightly darker tones as well.milanAntwerp: Mid-tone yellow-toned pink. A beautiful matte coral pink color. The color is almost similar to Milan which with just the difference of Antwerp being a yellow-tone pink. antwerpIt is lip cream which is very light on lips and applies like silky smooth. Upon first application, lips are coated in a lipstick-like cream that feels creamy to touch. However, with the second application; it dries to matte giving full saturated and covered lips.

It may be feel pretty dry to some lips and one can always apply a balm before or after the application; but I like to leave it like that since I adore matte finish. But it does not feel so drying where you may want to remove the entire product from your lips.

It comes with a standard doe-shape applicator which most of the lip glosses have and is very compact to carry it around with you.

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It is highly pigmented matte lip color and very comfortable to apply. It gives a nice overall finish to the lips.

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It has a sugary vanilla scent to it, and I love smelling the applicator every time before applying. The smell stays on lip for decent amount of time.

Since it is matte, and matte finish products tend to cling on our face or lips for long hours, this lip cream was no different. The color stays on lips without smudging or fading for good 5-6 hours. I would say it has little waterproof tendency as it still stays on my lips when I am making my ablution at work twice for prayers. By the end of the day when I am heading back home, the color is till faint on my lips leaving a pretty stain.

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Amsterdam
Milan
Milan
Antwerp
Antwerp

Final Verdict:

With the range of colors and the price, NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM is a product that every girl should own. It is light and creamy on lips yet giving a full color application once it dried to matte. The 3 colors are my most favorite out of which, Antwerp is the most used color for my everyday makeup.

L-R: Milan, Amsterdam, Antwerp
L-R: Milan, Amsterdam, Antwerp

Do let me know if any of you owe one of this product in the comment below and what are your views on it.

Rating:
5/5

Stay Blessed and Beautiful

Back with a new look

Soooo, I am back with a new name and look. Previously I was working on my blog under the name Creative-Scribble, which you can check out here. Yes, that blog has been dead long back even before I started working on this new blog. So much has happened over the past 2 years. Good news, I am married now; and that is one of the reason for not blogging. But I guess, I am just using that as an excuse to not blog. :p

Anyhow…..I am going to try my best to be active by posting atleast one post per week every Friday انشاء الله 🙂

Till then…Stay Blessed, Stay Beautiful :* :*

Love
beautySheikha ♡

Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo In Lover & Hussy

Hello Pretty Faces,

I am back today with my most used and abused blush till date. I have always wanted to try this brand, and I finally had got my hands on it. I bought this blush some 2 years back, and even though I may have crossed the expiry date; I am not willing to stop abusing it till I don’t hit the pan.

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So the blush I picked up is Illamasqua POWDER BLUSHER DUO IN LOVER & HUSSY.

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Product claim:
Featuring two beautiful matt Powder Blusher shades, Lover (Soft apricot) and Hussy (Candy Pink), the new Powder Blusher Duo, a first for Illamasqua, comes in a gorgeous compact with a mirror. Illamasqua Powder Blushers are highly pigmented, use them to shade, brighten, enhance and contour. Be bold; be daring and most importantly be the center of attention this party season.

Available in 3 sets:

  • BEG & BRONZERELLA (DUSKY ROSE AND COPPER BRONZE).
  • KATIE & AMBITION (NEUTRAL AND CANDY PINK)
  • LOVER & HUSSY (SOFT APRICOT AND CANDY PINK)

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My review on Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo – Lover and Hussy

I don’t think I need to give more description on the packaging of the blush. The photos’s and the product speak by itself. However,  I will just add a little few details on it.

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The packaging is sturdy and comes in a gloss finish. It is a little bulky to carry around, and plus it does not come with a brush; which means if you are carrying this blush, you need to carry a brush as well. So, the packaging is a no-go for me. However, I love the huge mirror it comes with. But then again, it is pointless if it does not come with a brush.

Moving on to the pigment and the color. Both the colors are matte finish and have an amazing smooth texture to it. It is highly pigment; so you need to work with light hands else you would end up looking like a clown.

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The first product is Lover – orange-apricot color, matte again. It is one of my favorite color and I see myself always going for this blush. The product is smooth and natural with a a beautiful color pigment. The color is rich, and can be layered up for more intensity, or use it lightly to achieve the natural blush look.

The second product in the blush is Hussy – matte,  bright coral-pink. It has a smooth and intensely pigmented color. The best thing about this product is that it blends very easily, and has a good amount of staying power. The color is more towards the pink than coral; hence it will suit cool tone skin better.  It gives a beautiful flush on your cheeks, is not over done.

All in all, this product is truly beautiful and I love the pay off of these blushes. It lasts long and leaves a tint of color by the end of the day. It is a smooth matte finish with no chalkiness. Yes, it is a little pricey, but it was worth the money.

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Top: Lover , Bottom: Hussy

What do you think of the product? Do you know any dupes for these? If so, please leave your comment below. 🙂

Rating:
4.5/5 (Price!)

Till then, Stay blessed and beautiful.