April 30, 2010

PIGMENT PASSION -- ROSE GOLD (PRO) METAL



PIGMENT PASSION is a series that will feature MAC Pigments, their texture, the
ways I use them and all the fun stuff. One pigment will be posted every Friday
and I will try to share whatever pigment colors I own.


MAC Metal Pigment in Rose Gold (Pro)

This is a series which I have been wanting to do since ages!! Finally, it is started... I kind of have Love-Hate Relationship with MAC pigments or any loose shadows for that matter. I find them very messy to work, to store or to travel with. For the longest time, I didn't even bother to swatch these at store, let alone buy any.

On one of my trips to MAC at Mall of America in Minneapolis, this lovely MUA named Amanda offered me Pigment samples because I had purchased a lot of stuff and she gave me like 7-8 pigment samples in 5 gm jars all filled to brim!! I will always love Amanda for this, because that started my relationship with this product and I so miss my Amanda, because here my MAC never gives any samples....SUCKS!!


Rose Gold (with Flash)

A pigment series should ideally begin with a multi-purpose Pigment like Vanilla, but I wanted to start it with my most favorite, most loved and most used pigment - ROSE GOLD.
I love this one because I look pretty when I apply it....simple!!!


Without Flash

Rose Gold is a Pro Pigment, which means it is available only at MAC Pro Stores and can be ordered by Phone. You need not be a pro member to buy any of pro products. I am glad at least this is not a Limited Edition one, but still I have a back up...you never know when MAC goes MAD and discontinues it.

Its a metal pigment, which means its very, very finely milled and has this metallic finish to it. Its pretty heavy in weight too. The application is fantastic, which means practically no fall out (unless you accidently knock the jar off).
I like to pat the color with a stiff shader brush like MAC 242 and then swipe it all over. If used wet, with a mixing medium or Fix Plus, it gives a lovely, foiled effect. Many Pigments are not safe to use around eye and lip area. I believe this is one of them, though I have to check the pro website again. I use it carefully on my eye lids anyways...


Swatch of MAC Metal Pigment in Rose Gold

The color is Tarnished Gold, with some hint of Rose. This rose color is not at all visible on eyelids, but in the jar it looks like it has some rosy'ness' to it in certain angles and lighting.


Comparison between two Rose Gold colors

I have a Metallic creme eyeshadow by Laura Mercier which goes by the name Rose Gold. It sure is pretty similar to the name.

Ways I use MAC Rose Gold Pigment

1. All by itself, over the lid and then a black liner or a brown liner on my lash line, waterline and loads of Mascara.

2. Use it Over Indianwood Paint Pot or Brassy Fluidline and use Bronzy, Maroon or Browns with Reddish undertones in crease and outer corner, depending on the occassion as to how dramatic I would want it.

3. I also like to pair it with some other Golds by MAC like Blond's Gold or Gold Mode in the inner half of lid, with just hint of Chocolate Brown Pigment or Fez by NARS.

This color works beautifully for anyone with warm and yellow skintones. It goes well with many of my Gold Jewelry and warm outfits. Now the above combinations are not the most original ideas. I have seen people using similar kind of combinations and I just follow them.

I would like to know some more ideas to wear this color from you all. Also any of the similar colors you own, from any brand...because I am a sucker for Golds!!!

Hope you enjoy this series as much as I enjoy putting them together. Would try to add a picture of how they look on my eyes from next time (if I could get the picture right).

BENEFIT - HIGH BEAM - (Review/Swatch)


BENEFIT: Highbeam

A luminescent complexion enhancer. Benefit High Beam is an ethereal pink liquid
highlighter that creates a radiantly dewy complexion. For an angelic sheen, this
pink shimmering lotion adds a soft, natural afterglow. It's a "supermodel in a
bottle…" and perfectly alluring on all skin tones


The applicator

This is a liquid product and is meant to highlight, provide a luminous glow and sheen to whereever its applied. This comes in a glass bottle that has an applicator like nail polish brush. The liquid itself is slightly pink in color and has a typical body lotion consistency. Its pretty light weight on application.

This can be mixed with lotion or foundation to provide a glowing, dewy look. The shimmers are not chunky or glittery, which is great because it does not ends you looking like a disco ball or a glittery mess. The end result is a soft, classy and elegant sheen. It does not accentuates pores or looks fake. The end result is lovely!

Even though it has a pink tint, it does not becomes pink or leaves a white cast unlike many highlighters, though I have not seen this on anyone around NC5O, so don't quote me on that one...but over all it still covers are wide range of skintones. In my family itself people from NC20 to NC40 have rocked it!


Benefit Highbeam Swatch

Its easy to blend, but if left for long, it can just 'sit' there and inturn difficult to move around. I usually dot it with the applicator, then blend with the fingers. I would love to use 188 for this, but I don;t own one. Recently in one of my post a fellowblogger Ashwini suggested that she used wedge sponge for applying Strobe liquid lotion. I think I would try that sponge with this product too.

One challenge though I found was to blend this product over powder products. I mean, when I apply MSF Natural and powder blushes, this can be a bit difficult to work with.


Blended

The light reflecting particles in the product helps in hiding the minor imperfections and it really gives a soft glow and elegant sheen. I love this product (the color) more than Moonbeam. This blends in so seamlessly, that it does not feels as if you are wearing anything on your face. The glowing skin is from within.

Its a fantastic product, IF USED CORRECTLY....You can try mini size of this product, which comes in a $10 kit along with 3 more other mini products from Benefit to try.

Disclaimer: These are my personal experience with the product. This is not a paid reveiw and the product is not sponsered aswell.

April 28, 2010

MAC 116 Brush and 165 Brush (Review)



TOOL TALK: MAC FACE BRUSH

'Tool Talk' is a fancy name for posts where I would talk about Beauty Tools,
Hair Tools or for that matter any 'Tool' that we 'humans' use to groom ourselves
and make life easier and prettier!


MAC 165 Brush

TOOL TOPIC: MAC 165 Tapered Cheek and Highlighter Brush

This is a Limited Edition Face Brush released by MAC and it is designed to applying Highlighter.
Its aptly named as Tapered Cheek and Highlighter Brush.

This one is a natural bristle brush and is very soft like most of the MAC Brushes. The shape is decently tapered at the end and it is dense enough to pick the needed amount of color and deposit it perfectly on to the areas needed. I like to use it for highlighting cheek bones. The brush blends in the product nicely too.


MAC 116 Brush

TOOL TOPIC: MAC 116 Blush Brush

MAC 116 is a Brush with Natural hair and it is very soft. The tip is rounded and the bristles are firmly packed at the furules. Its a dense brush and is designed to apply Blush on the cheeks and Highlighting aswell. This is smaller than 129 Blush Brush and hence can be used for applying blush on smaller cheeks. Its a dense brush, so it kind of picks more color, which can be risky with bright, pigmented colors. It blends well, but I would prefer a fluffier one like 129 for the cheeks. I personally have been using this 116 to highlight areas on my face.


Comparison: 165 and 116

Now, when the 165 Brush was released last year, I was totally not interested in it. The reasons were multiple. Firstly I was under impression that it would be pretty similar in performing the task just like my MAC 116 and secondly at a whopping price for $34....NEVER!!!

I did get it at my CCO for $25, which again is a lot, but then at CCO you always have a mindset that things are discounted. I just bought it for the sake of buying...


The Bristles

I must admit, I was totally wrong with my thoughts about this brush. The thing with Highlighting and Contouring is, you need to be careful. A little wrong placement of shimmer on face and you end up looking weird, greay, disco-ball or whatever you want to call..but in general you end up looking like mess.


Bristles from certain angle

When I used to use my 116 for highlighting my cheek bones, I had to be very very careful, so as not to deposit the shimmery highlighter on cheek or anywhere else, other than the cheek bone. It used to be difficult because I have a small face and in turn a small cheek...let alone the smaller cheek bones....

Make-up application has become more precise and fine after I started using this 165 Brush. Now the shimmers don't travel to my cheeks and my pores are not visible!! It can be great to contour aswell, but I have not tried that part much. I don't say its important to buy MAC 165, but any brush from any brand that has this kind of tappered shape should do the trick.

I would really like to know what tool you all use to apply your highlighter on cheek bones....

Disclaimer: I am not paid to reveiw this nor anyone has sponsered these products. This has been purchased by me.

April 27, 2010

STILA SMUDGE STICKS


STILA SMUDGE STICKS

Did you all know about this? I just read it on http://blog.glossmenagerie.com/
They say its Smudge Pots in stick form...which sounds great!!

Stila Smudge Sticks will be available in 8 waterproof shades:

Stingray - Black
Lionfish - Brown w/ Shimmer
Purple Tang - Purple w/ Shimmer
Moray - Olive w/ Shimmer
Koi - Metallic Gold
Silver Dollar - Metallic Silver
Peacock - Cobalt Blue
Blue Ribbon - Navy Grey

That Green and Purple one is cool....Did you all knew about this....I wonder how I missed out on such nice product....

BEAUTY BUYS -- MAC, ORIGINS, CLINIQUE


Goodies from the CCO

I went to CCO after long long time. They had tons of stuff, but this time I was not super excited about anything. I think it happens when you a kind of have a little more than needed product from same brand.


MAC Paint Pot, Copperplate Eyeshadow, Cosmo Lipstick, Lip Conditioner

I picked stuff for the sake of picking...I mean I drove almost an hour at the outlet malls and them coming back without buying anything from CCO...didn't sound good....


MAC Soft Ochre p/p, Benefit Creasless Creme shadows in Honey Bunny, Recess

I picked a Soft Ochre Paint pot just because it was discounted. I knew it is pretty much similar to my Benefit Creaseless creme shadow in Recess. Even though the shade of Recess is lighter, all of these essentially do the same job of providing a matte base. I find Benefit shadows more soft and less drying in comparison to MAC Paint Pots. As Benefit shadows don't crease on me, I would stick to tem. Also, these shadows I got for $5 each during the Holidays...So thats a cheaper bet..
For all you wondering, why have I not even touched any of these products?? Well, I am desperately trying to finish up my Shadestick in Shimmersand and Beiging.....


MAC Cosmo and NARS Dolce Vita

Cosmo is a amplified finish, which means its going to be highly pigmented and soft. I found its pretty similar to NARS Dolce vita, which I have yet to use and review.


MAC Cosmo and NARS Dolce Vita

Haven't used Cosmo either, because its a permanent lipstick and I have many B2M empties lying. I picked it at store because it was pretty.. I might swap it or gift it...not decided...


MAC Brushes in 249, 165, 224, 217, 272

CCOs are the best place to buy MAC brushes. You get some discount and thats a relief!
I picked 224 and 217 as back-ups. 272 is just an easy brush to use. Its a great brush for beginner or for someone like me who is not expert when it comes to eye make-up. 249 is just a flat brush.
The best of the whole lot is 165 brush. I would never stress on many things as must haves or you need to have it...but this one brush, is a great one. It needs a whole post...
When this was first released, I thought 116 brush would do the same job for me, like placing highlighter and stuff...but I was so wrong!!! This IS the brush for highlighter. Its is perfectly sized and tappered to place on colors at exactly needed spot...I told ya...this needs a full fledged reveiw.

Clinique and Origins products

The Clinique Scrub is a good one and I have reviewed it in the past. I needed a full size. Origins Eye serum works best for me. I have tried many many eye care stuff, but I found for DARK CIRCLES this works best for me. Its a bit pricey, so I was glad it was there at the CCO. This eye serum is a part of my night time routine, as it stings badly if accidently goes into the eye.

This is a pretty incomplete post. I would review the brushes, but I am not sure about the paint pot and Cosmo swatches, as I am not sure if I am going to keep this.

April 26, 2010

MONDAY MORNING....


Pic credit: Sourav

Good morning to all of you who read this in the morning....

My Monday Morning is becoming Monday Afternoon...The family is running late by an Hour!!!
I should end my Sunday bit normally from next week...Anyways, last week was fun n cool...Had been to Longwood Gardens on Saturday...its a lovely place, well...its just a garden...but lovely.

On my way back, I happened to visit a mall (obvioulsy, I just can't see the flower collection and be happy...need to have my dose of make-up!). The new MAC collection is out and I am sure you all are enjoying it...I didn't buy anything, but I did post swatches for you all. I believe you must have read that post...

Lately I have been watching these 'Fashion' videos a lot on You Tube...getting inspired...you know..lol!!! Also XINAROX's organised make-up collection is giving me sleepless nights to arrange my own in a lovely vanity....she has awesome collection....

I am rambling a lot...asusual! Wish you all have a fantastic week ahead and I will be seeing you around...

xoxo,
dazzling...sparkling...me!!!

April 24, 2010

MAC - PRET A PAPIER (Swatches/Thoughts)

I saw the MAC Pret -A- Papier collection today. Its a very wearable collection and I would prefer to call it Coral collection, because majority of the stuff was coral, summery kinds....and I am a Mauve person...


Kraft, Dressmaker, Dressmaker and Archetype Lipstick,
Fold and Tuck, Pret-A-Papier Lipglasses and Coral Crepe Paint Pot

Coral Crepe Paint Pot and Chromagraphic Pencils were kind of Unique. The paint pot is not similar to any of the shadesticks or paint pots I believe, but I think Make up Forever and some other brands have Coral bases. Its a nice color, but I didn't see myself using it often. So I didn't pick

Lipsticks were nice too. Archetype was ugly...at least I found it ugly...Dressmaker, Dressmaker (yes, its twice...I dunno why??) reminded me of Ravishing lipstick and I look worse with Ravishing on, so obviously I said no-no. Made to Order was pretty and I thought of picking that up with my B2M empties, but I was not sure how it would look and B2M stuff cannot be returned... Kraft lipstick was like milk chocolate.. It was pretty.

Lipglosses were very pigmented and Opaque. I do need a coral Lipgloss, but a coral that would look nice on me...(sheer confusion, I know). C-thru is a permanent lipgloss, nothing spectacular...just C-thru...


Made to Order Lipstick, Eyeshadows in Tissue Weight, Cut to Fit, Gazzete Grey,
and Memorabilia, Chromagraphic Pencil in 2 shades

Eyeshadows were pretty, nothing must haves IMO. Cut to Fit was very similar to Antiqued eyeshadow, Bamboo is Permanent. Gazzete Grey looked pretty with silverish sparkle, but I guess MAC has nice greys in their permanent line.


Swatches of Products from Pret a Papier Collection

Chromagraphic Pencils were nice. I liked the one with yellow undertones in it. For some reason I thought they might be same as Topaz from Stila. I wanted that one, but my intution said they will hit CCO....I didn't hurry in buying anything. Would love to try these pencils though.
Blushes were very wearable. Instant Chic reminded me of Pinkier Melba and Garb just a lighter, warm summery color, on the lines of Gingerly. At least to my eyes they seemed dupable and not so unique. Maybe as more swatches hit the net, I might want them more.
Nail Polishes were ok. I hardly buy MAC Nail polishes, infact I have picked only 'On the Prowl' till date. I think China Glaze, Essie, OPI are masters when it comes to nail colors...
Overall a lovely collection and for someone who loves coral, its all smiles.....
P.S: I ended up buying Bobbi Brown Corrector instead.....watch out for a review...:)

April 22, 2010

When Can I See these....at MY SEPHORA


MAKE UP FOR EVER GOLD ICONE SPRING 2010


MUFE METAL POWDER

So much GOLD!!! I want to smear it all over my body.....If these are anywhere close to MAC Metal (Pro) Pigments...ME WANT THEM ALL!!


MAKE UP FOR EVER - SUMMER 2010



Make Up For Ever Creamy Eye Color


Rainbow of Colors...

These can be used on Lips, Eyes and Cheeks....Hello, Multi-purpose products....I don't see myself using all of these everywhere...but definately interesting product to look forward to...



ILLAMASQUA BODY ELECTRICS

I wish these Liquid metals were a bit more softer in consistency...but still you can't over look that lovely Pewter color in the corner....

Anybody excited for any of these??? Comeon! Excitment is free....:)


Info and Pic Courtesy: Web

April 20, 2010

MAC - PRET A PAPIER FACECHARTS


PRET A PAPIER

EYES:
Enhance brows by using Lingering Eye Brows. Use a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to apply a soft highlight under brows with Bamboo Eye Shadow. Apply Gazette Grey Eye Shadow with a 252 Large Shader Brush on the eyelid. Contour the eye by using a 217 Blending Brush to blend Sumptuous Olive Eye Shadow through the crease, followed by Carbon Eye Shadow on the centre using a 219 Pencil Brush. Create a soft intensity above the lashes by using a 209 Eye Liner Brush to define eyes with NW25/NC30 Eye Kohl. Use a 219 Pencil Brush to blend ample amount of Sumptuous Olive Eye Shadow through the lower lashes. Apply Zoom Fast Black Lash through upper and lower lashes.

CHEEKS:
Create a soft flush of colour on the cheeks by blending Melba Powder Blush.

LIPS:
Protect and condition lips by using Lip Conditioner. Softly define lips with Chicory Lip Pencil and use Lipstick in Made to Order.



ARCHETYPE

EYES:
Shape and define brows using a 208 Small Angled Brow Brush to apply Espresso Eye Shadow. Use a 217 Blending Brush to highlight the outer portion of the browbone with Arena Eye Shadow. Use a 242 Shader Brush to apply Coral Crepe Paint Pot and Bamboo Eye Shadow over the eyelid. Follow with a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to contour the eye with Cut to Fit Eye Shadow through the outer crease and apply Tissueweight Eye Shadow to the inner crease. Define the upper lashline by using a 209 Eye Liner Brush to apply a precise line of Boot Black Liquid Eye Liner. Blend Cut to Fit Eye Shadow with a 209 Eye Liner Brush through the lower lashline. Finish the eyes with a generous amount of Plush Lash in Plushblack on both upper and lower lashes.

CHEEKS:
Lightly warm cheeks with Light Over Dark Mineralize Blush.

LIPS:
Define and contour the lip with Oak Lip Pencil. Fill in lips with Archetype Lipstick and top off with C-Thru Lipglass.



GAZETTE GREY

EYES:
Warm and lightly define brows by applying Taupe Impeccable Brow Pencil with a 266 Small Angled Brush. Create a soft highlight under the inner brows by using a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to apply Blanc Type and Tissueweight Eye Shadows. Use a 242 Shader Brush to apply Tissueweight Eye Shadow over the eyelid and follow with Memorabilia Eye Shadow through the inner and outer corners of the eyelid using a 239 Eye Shading Brush. Follow with shading Gazette Grey and Shadowy Lady Eye Shadows through the inner and outer crease with 219 Pencil Brush. With a 224 Tapered Blending Brush blend Blanc Type Eye Shadow to the centre of the crease. Define the upper lashline with Grey Utility Powerpoint Eye Pencil and a 266 Small Angled Brush. Apply Plush Lash Mascara in Plushblack through the upper and lower lashes.

CHEEKS:
Apply a light contour of Light Over Dark Mineralize Blush under the cheeks.

LIPS:
Hydrate and refine lips with Soothing Beige Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF15. Define the lip with Chicory Lip Pencil before shading with Archetype Lipstick. Follow with Lipglass in C-Thru.



FOLD AND TUCK

EYES:
Lightly define brows by applying Dirty Blonde Impeccable Brow Pencil with a 266 Small Angled Brush. Use a 217 Blending Brush to highlight the browbone with Blanc Type Eye Shadow. Apply Coral Crepe Paint Pot with a 242 Shader Brush to the eyelid, followed by Tissueweight Eye Shadow with a 217 Blending Brush. Contour the eye by using a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to apply Gazette Grey to the outer crease followed by Bamboo Eye Shadow. Apply a precise line of Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner to the upper lashline. Elongate and define lashes with Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara.

CHEEKS:
Create a soft glow on cheeks with Harmony Powder Blush.

LIPS:
Contour the center of the lip with Spice Lip Pencil before applying Lipstick in Dressmaker, Dressmaker. Finish with a dab of Fold and Tuck Lipglass.



MADE TO ORDER

EYES:
Define and shape brows with Dirty Blonde Impeccable Brow Pencil and a 266 Small Angled Brush. Highlight browbone with Blanc Type Eye Shadow and a 239 Eye Shading Brush. Apply Eye Shadow in Cut to Fit with a 222 Tapered Blending Brush on the eyelid. Define the upper lashline with Boot Black Liquid Eye Liner. Apply a generous coat of Studio Fix Lash Mascara in Black Fix on both upper and lower lashes.

CHEEKS:
Contour cheeks with Instant Chic and Garb Sheertone Blushes.

LIPS:
Define the lip with Nightmoth Lip Pencil and fill in with Made to Order Lipstick. Top off look with Fold and Tuck Lipglass.



BAMBOO

EYES:
Shape and define brows by using a 266 Small Angled Brush to apply Dirty Blonde Impeccable Brow Pencil. Use a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to blend Tissueweight and Memorabilia Eye Shadows to the inner portion of the browbone. Switch to a 239 Eye Shading Brush to blend Coral Crepe Paint Pot and Cut to Fit Eye Shadow over the eyelid. Apply Blacktrack Fluidline through the upper waterline using a 266 Small Angled Brush. Finish the eyes with Prep + Prime Lash and several coats of Zoom Fast Black Lash.

CHEEKS:
Sweep the cheeks with Light Over Dark Mineralize Blush.

LIPS:
Define and contour the lip with Stripdown Lip Pencil. Apply Archetype Lipstick and follow with C-Thru Lipglass.



KRAFT

EYES:
Define brows with Saddle Eye Shadow and a 266 Small Angled Brush. Highlight browbone using a 239 Eye Shading Brush with Mylar Eye Shadow. Use a 252 Large Shader Brush to apply Tissueweight Eye Shadow over the eyelid. Contour the crease by using a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to blend Saddle Eye Shadow. Define the upper lashline with Boot Black Liquid Eye Liner using a 263 Small Angle Brush. Elongate and Define lashes with 21 Lash and several coats of Black Dazzle in Dazzle Lash Mascara.

CHEEKS:
Dust on Garb Sheertone Blush to cheeks.

LIPS:
Line lips with Chestnut Lip Pencil and fill in using Kraft Lipstick. Finish off by adding a coat of Prêt- À-Papier Lipglass.



TISSUE WEIGHT

EYES:
Fill in brows using Spiked Eye Brows. Neutralize the eyelid colour by using Bare Study Paint Pot with a 224 Tapered Blending Brush. Highlight under the browbone using a 252 Large Shader Brush and Vanilla Eye Shadow. Apply Tissueweight Eye Shadow to the eyelid with a 239 Eye Shading Brush. Add more definition to the eye with a 219 Pencil Brush and apply Tissueweight and Gazette Grey Eye Shadows to the outer corners of the crease. Line the upper lashline with a thin line of Blacktrack Fluidline using a 209 Eye Liner Brush. Finish the eyes with 2 coats of Zoom Fast Black Lash.

CHEEKS:
Give cheeks colour with Instant Chic Sheertone Blush.

LIPS:
Contour lips with Chicory Lip Pencil. Apply Made to Order Lipstick and follow with Fold and Tuck Lipglass.

MAC Face charts are copied from www.maccosmetics.com

April 19, 2010

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick (Swatches/Review)

Ulta is having 40% off on various brands, Maybelline being one of them. I had a $5 off coupon too...So I snagged a few Color Sensational Lipstick which has recieved some great reviews from make up lovers all over.


The Packaging

Each of these lipsticks were around 4 USD and I got $5 off too, so the bill was around $16 or so, which is less than the cost of a single lipstick from many High End brands!!!


The Sensational Colors

They have huge color selection and have categorized them in Pinks, Neutrals, Reds and Plums I believe. The color of the casing is similar to the color family it belongs.


My choice of Colors

The packaging is sturdy, but the tube is annoying. I just don't like it. There is something odd about it.


Yummy Plummy, Make me Pink, Pink of me, Pink me up, Warm me Up

The names are so confusing!! I had to double check what I had kept in my shopping basket and what was on shelf and repeats. I even could not recollect the shade names I had noted in my mind from the swatches I had seen on the beauty forums and blogs.


Swatches of Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks in Yummy Plummy,
Make me Pink, Pink of me, Pink me up, Warm me Up

The Lipsticks are good quality. They remind me of MAC Satin finish and one was similar to Lustre finish. As many people have tried MAC, it was easy for me to compare the finish with that brand. The lipstick gave pretty decent and opaque coverage. The colors are buildable. Now I wore only 2 of these shades, but I found them pretty long lasting. They are not very moisturizing, but not very drying too. I like wearing a lipbalm underneath any lipstick, so thats not much of an issue for me personally. I chose the shades that were not Frosty in finish.

The smell is not annoying. Its not too sweet like L'oreal ones nor its plasticky. It does has some sort of light fragrance, but thats ok with me. It was not bothering. All these lipsticks have light sheen to them, which makes them look lovely even without a lipgloss.


Pink me up

This is probably one of my favorites. My lips are semi-pigmented, and a pink color like this could give such a lovely coverage. It has enough warmth to it and can be worn easily without looking too Pink...???


Warm me Up

This is a warm, beige nude. Its not dead beige, but sure does has some pinkish tones to it.
Its a lovely neutral, nude lip color.


Yummy Plummy

This one looked the darkest in tube, but didn't go that dark on the lips. I had to layer on this one and it reminded me of Lustre formula by MAC.


Pink Of Me

This one had tiny silver sparkles. They are not visible here on swatches, but in reality, I could see it. Its a fantastic color.


Make me Pink

This one appears too washed out in the swatch. Its a milky Pink color and goes on just like its in tube. The color reminded me of Lady Gaga Viva glam lipstick by MAC.

The swatches above are without any liner or lipgloss. The colors are buildable and its easy to tone down any color using a gloss or liner. I remember paying $$s for Tarina Tarantino Lipsticks last month and it barely showed on my lips. These ones are so so much more pigmented!!

I am enjoying these lippies as of now. With an affordable price tag and a huge color range, you can't go wrong with these Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks...:)
 

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