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1/31/13

Maybelline Brown Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ~ Revisited

Brown eyeliner is my go-to product on "no-makeup-look" days. Like, when I'm only staying home and I don't want to wear makeup but I want my lash-less eyes to pop. I just tightline and smudge a brown pencil (always Bourjois Effet Smoky Pencil in Smoked Brown) on my waterline. It makes me feel better about staying in mismatched pyjamas & not wanting to brush my hair.
This is a my 2nd pot. I bought my first brown Maybelline Gel Liner from Malaysia during the time when I'd just started blogging. It is still there in our home in India, and I think it hasn't dried up completely.

1/30/13

MeMeMe Blush Me Blushers ~ Rouge & Coral

I don't know what I was thinking when I bought these, coz the shades are so similar. I tried to return them the next day, but Superdrug doesn't take back makeup products (that's what the manager said). I should have mentioned that they're brand new & unused....sheesh! There's a pink shade that I would have liked, but it may have not been available that day....I don't know....it was my 1st time in Superdrug, so maybe I was a lil' crazy =D
MeMeMe blushers are compared to Benefit Boxed Powders, because the packaging is practically the same. They are really nice & pigmented blushers that blend smoothly & don't wear off easily.

The Things That Make Me Give In.....

Not meant to be taken seriously..... 
  • Fade Out White Nourishing Night Cream ~ Because some things need to FADE OUT! But it stinks like socks! >.<
  • Sleek Oh So Special Palette ~ Because it has a rose gold eyeshadow, and shade names like Bow & Ribbon.
  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel ~ Because you can't always rely on powder.
  • Carmex Cherry & Classic Lip Balms ~ Because they were all half off in Superdrug, not that I didn't need them.
  • Olay Regenerist Cream Cleanser ~ Because we're not getting any younger. This makes skin feel as smooth as a baby's bottom.
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Brown ~ Because there's such a things as "brown beauty" too.
  • Phil Smith Big It Up Volume Boosting Mousse ~ Because we're into volume these days. Bad news is, it only talks big. No wonder it was on sale.
  • Archie Marries Veronica ~ Because I'm so excited MAC Archie's Girls Collection that I'm not going shopping anymore until it launches!
  • Breaking The Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford ~ Because it was on sale... and because it has a bow on the cover. 

1/28/13

Etude House Princess Etoinette Collection Photos & Swatches

 Etude House Princess Etoinette Collection has got to be the best makeup collection that I've ever seen. Not only do the products scream luxury & vintage, they don't have repugnant price tags that deserve to be chewed by the sharks in Jaws. The creativity that went into the packaging & impeccable attention to detail make me feel intellectually inadequate, but they also made me realize how much beauty one's mind is capable of creating. Hats off to the brains behind it all- Sylvie de France (One of the 5 people I'd want to be for a day. Hello Whoever-Can-Make-It-Happen, please jot that down next to #4. Please hurry with #1. Thank You!) 
But one thing that I don't get: If the collection was inspired by Marie Antoinette, why "Etoinette"? Is that another Korean princess?

1/26/13

Tale Of The Fake Fur Coat & Owl Brooch

December, last year. That's when I first laid eyes on - and touched  caressed - it. The ivory fake fur coat at Primark. I didn't remember it had an owl brooch nestling on its fluffy collar. I wanted it, but I expected a price tag that's a lil' more impressive than £25 (Rs.2126), so I never purchased it. It wasn't on sale on Boxing Day either, but I remember looking at it longingly from an ascending escalator that day. Since then, I'd forgotten all about it.
Until last week. 

1/25/13

M.A.C Marilyn Monroe Now In Stores! [India]

M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe, a colour collection that channels the legend’s lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn.
Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provide silver-screen allure. The finishing touch: Nail Lacquers destined to be a girl’s best friend and Beauty Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn.

LIPSTICK
Pure Zen  Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen)
Scarlet Ibis  Bright orange red (Matte)
Love Goddess  Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
Charmed I’m Sure  Dark true red (Matte)
Deeply Adored  Deep scarlet (Matte)

DAZZLEGLASS
Phiff!  Sheer yellow peach (Frost)
Little Rock  Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)

LIP PENCIL
Beet  Vivid reddish-pink
Redd   Clearly red
Cherry  Vivid bright bluish-red

BEAUTY POWDER
Forever Marilyn  Sheer pale peach highlighter
LARGE EYE SHADOW
How to Marry  Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde  Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen  True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl  Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

BROW FINISHER

MASCARA
False Lashes Extreme Black  Black

EYE KOHL
Fascinating  Intense matte white
Smolder  Intense black

PENULTIMATE EYE LINER
Rapidblack  True black

PENULTIMATE BROW MARKER

POWDER BLUSH
Legendary  Pale soft coral (Satin)
The Perfect Cheek  Neutral pink beige (Matte)

NAIL LACQUER
Vintage Vamp  Rich deep retro wine (Cream)
Stage Red   Dark berry red (Cream)
Flaming Rose  True Red (Cream)
Kid Orange  Coral (Cream)

LASH
35 Lash




1/24/13

Sleek Makeup Suede Blush Review & Swatches

I have decided that while I'm in the UK, I'll buy a lot of Sleek Makeup. I feel like I owe them. You know what I'm referring to, right? If you are a new reader, don't worry, you'll find out in a minute. (Oh, and HELLO! You found this vanity at the right time ;))
Moving on: I recently got the Oh So Special Palette. Are we even yet? 4 products so far.... nah, I have to buy some more.
Moving on some more: Sleek Makeup blush in Suede is my new-found love. It's special because I was smitten the minute I saw it and, unlike most of the products I buy, I had never really seen it  around on the internet and seen swatches and reviews. Maybe I saw, but I wasn't paying attention. So, it was like I discovered it. It is the perfect nude blush. Do you remember Colorbar Just Earth Blush? I'd say this is a peachier version of it.

1/22/13

Preview: Makeup Collection Fit For A Princess

Etude House Princess Etoinette Collection


I couldn't resist putting up this little preview. I will have to photograph & swatch them another day when the weather isn't so gloomy & depressing.
For now, I'm just ecstatic that they all reached me safe & sound. All from Ebay. Will give you seller details and all in the other post. 

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

Most Used Beauty Products ~ January '13

I almost didn't publish this even after I've written everything. I don't know, I'm a very unstable person. I clicked this pic last week, and put my used products...then I realized I'd forgotten to put my shampoo & conditioner, a nail polish....a couple more things. Oh, well.

Anyways, these are my most-used products this month....

  • L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil ~  I got sucked into buying this after I saw the ad on tv while watching HIMYM one night (watch it here). It was so enticing, I watched it with my mouth open, and couldn't stop thinking about it until I purchased it (...at the cheapest price, too.) TRUTH: After using it, I found out "Extraordinary" is stretching it a bit. It is  a flowery-smelling hair serum-cum-heat-protector, that has helped the tips of my hair look less brittle, but I don't find it detangling enough. I use it before washing my hair,  before & after blow-drying. I'd still use it, but I sure wouldn't buy it again.



  • Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream ~ Been wearing this almost everyday for over a month now. Not only for review purposes, but because I don't hate it. Review is coming shortly.


  • Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Candy Apple ~ To be honest, I've been wearing this as a lip balm too just because it's always in the kitchen. Review & Swatches here

  • Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curved Brush Mascara ~ LOVE this. It lengthens, it volumizes, it curls. It is definitely better than the False Lash Effect Mascara.

  • Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain ~ Product Of The Week! Before, I used to wonder what the big deal is with this lip & cheek tint. Now I get it! It's a rose-tinted stain that makes me look blooming (you know, like youthful sweet 16 type...almost). It makes lips look really kissable. Really, I'd want to kiss my own lips hehe.  You know how some lip tints gather up unevenly where your lips meet? That never happens with Benetint. This is a generous sample size that I got free with Marie Claire mag, but I will definitely buy a full size when it's finished. 

  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ~ I've been using this palette almost everyday  this month. Probably the same neutral look as well. Review & Swatches here


  • The Body Shop Lily Cole Compact Mirror ~ Because I don't have a big mirror for makeup application, I need one I can hold close to me when applying mascara. This is awesome because it's got a magnifying mirror on one side. Btw, The Body Shop UK is putting this & other good stuff on SALE, so do check it out. I've made good use of it myself. My haul here


What are your most-used beauty products this month?

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

1/21/13

The Body Shop Haul ~ All Half Off!

Last week, I noticed that I had only one body moisturizer left on my nightstand- a tiny amount of Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Oil. I admit, it depressed me a little bit. I don't....I don't know how it came to that.
So, The Body Shop SALE couldn't have come at a better time. I ordered all these goodies online. All 50% off *insert opera music*

NEW! Sunsilk Straight-Lock Technology

- From Shower to Party Stopper –
A revolutionary technology which locks your tresses and keeps them aligned straight and sleek post hair wash!
Sunsilk unleashes the newest, innovative way of controlling the unwanted hair frizz, leaving your hair straight and slick after your hair wash. This new and advanced technology from the house of Sunsilk locks your hair into a desirable and glossy straight hair look soon after wash, as soon as your hair begins to dry. Sunsilk Perfect Straight is the creation of Sunsilk’s team of groundbreaking hair experts, partnered with insights and expertise of the Tokyo based, world renowned Yuko Yamashita. This new innovation works by controlling wet hair and making them settle into silky strands of lustrous straight hair as and when the hair begins to dry.
How does it work? 
The pioneering Straight-Lock Technology harnesses the power of amino silicone; an adhesive ingredient and mineral oils, locking in that magic moment for perfect shape. This unique technology in the product formula, concentrated in the Conditioner, affixes every strand, nourishing the hair’s fibres while also securing aligned and straight hair.
The Straight-Lock Technology aligns your hair to keep it straight, so you can literally wash and go for the days when you don’t want to miss out what life has to offer. The powerful Conditioner provides essential nourishment to hair, without leaving a residue. This means hair can stay manageable and shiny.



Price:
  • 80ml shampoo: Rs 56.
  • 180ml shampoo: Rs 110.
  • 360ml shampoo: Rs 189.
  • 90ml conditioner: Rs 56.
  • 180ml conditioner: Rs 110.



Are you as interested in this range as I am? 


♥ Cynthia Z *.*

1/18/13

Fashion Haul (SALE) ~ Primark, Jane Norman, Topshop

I got these clothing items on Boxing Day (26th Dec '12) along with all the jewelry I'd blogged about here. I got them at such amazing prices that I had to share!

Primark Black & White Stripe Skater Dress With Blue Belt, £5 (Rs.430) ~ Ya, the blue belt looks so off, but so overlook-able at that price! The fabric is great quality- thick & warm. The black & white stripes make me think of Carrie Bradshaw's 1st Paris outfit.

1/17/13

Most Popular Beauty Products Right Now

These are only some of the most popular products right now. By that, I mean they're the most raved about products, and they're on every, say, 10 beauty blogger's & vlogger's  'Favorites' or 'Holygrail' list.

I wanted to add more in this collage, but I just couldn't remember any other products. It's like my mind wanted to hide them from me. No, I don't believe in all that 'ignorance is bliss' nonsense.

  • Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (Price- Rs.400+) ~ It became an instant internet sensation when every makeup enthusiast saw Kim K's makeup artist used it to set her concealer under her eyes. He highlighted & contoured her face (not an out of the ordinary technique if you're familiar with Kevyn Aucoin's work). Now everybody on Youtube is using this powder, and contouring & highlighting like Kim K & pretend it's their original idea *sigh*.  I'm drawn to the yellow-ish shade because I used to love using a yellow Kryolan Loose Powder (do try that one if other powders make you look ashy). Btw, Inglot also have similar yellow-ish/peachy loose powders. 

  • Seche Vite Top Coat (Price- Rs.500+) ~ Is it the world's finest top coat? Many beauty & nail polish junkies seem to think so. I think I want this the least out of all these products..... but I want to try it.

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (Rs.950-1000 in India) ~ Since last year, I'd been looking for it & still have not got it. I've been seeing it everywhere! It's very popular in the UK. When I moved here, I started reading a few UK beauty blogs, and almost all of them are raving about this. They say it really does help clear out pimples & blemishes. I NEED IT! Always 'Out Of Stock' in Boots, btw. I have to get it online.

  • Bioderma Crealine H2O (Around Rs.900 for a 500ml bottle) ~ Gentle cleanser/makeup remover. This baby has put this French brand on the map! Is it oil? Is it water? Is it oily water? I gotz to know!

  • MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick (Price- Rs.990) ~ This bright neon pink matte lippie was a limited edition item which came out with the Quite Cute Collection in 2011. By popular demand, it is now part of the permanent line. Woohoo! I'm happy even though I got it in 2011, and have done a look with it here & swatched it here

  • Beauty Blender Sponge (Price- around Rs.980) ~ Dampen it.... bounce it.....roll it....dab it....that's how you use it to blend face products with it for a flawless finish. It has a suede texture and its unique curves fit the contours of your face. So darn pricey for a sponge BUT everybody loves it, wants it. I want to squeeze - no, pinch - it.

  • Moroccan Oil (Price- Rs.2000+) ~ This is old news, but I have not mentioned it before, so I will now. It is Moroccan Argan Oil for hair. It not only claims to make your hair healthier, it claims to reduce drying time as well. I hadn't even heard of argan oil until this came along, and now all hair care brands have copied it. BUT original is original &  first is first, okay? Nobody will care if you & I are the next people to climb Mount Everest. But good God, look at that price!

 

Yes, I MUST have ALL of them! Follow the herd to greener prettier pastures.
You joining, or are you already there?

 ♥ Cynthia Z *.* 
 

1/16/13

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Naked Part-3. It's like I've been living on only Urban Decay Naked palettes for over a year, no? Okay, I will change that this year. I will go get some new eyeshadows & palettes this weekend. Sleek plan of action!
For now, we'll have to finish our conversation about the last one of the trilogy. Good Urban Decay  L'Oreal, please let it be the last one!*
*L'Oreal bought Urban Decay..... like a boss.

1/15/13

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Candy Apple

Are you tired of all my Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter reviews? I am very tired of them myself. There's nothing I hate more than repetitiveness. But it snowed yesterday & I really wanted to click photos of a red lipstick against the white backdrop. I didn't want the photos to go to waste (like many many others), so I decided to post these quickly before I go do something in the snow again (omigosh, it's starting to melt!)
I promise. Last Revlon Lip Butter. NO MORE. 

1/14/13

How To Buy The Right Foundation

I know foundation shopping is a tough chore. It's become easier these days with beauty blogs that give you a pretty good idea if a particular foundation is what you're looking for. BUT picking the right shade is still a challenge for a lot of people. I've lost count of the number of foundations I've used, but I'm still not a 100% confident when it comes to picking the right shade.
Once, when I was buying Revlon Colorstay Foundation at a Watsons in Kuala Lumpur, I almost went mad! Mr.CZ had left me alone to do my makeup shopping, and when he came back after an hour, I had not moved an inch from the Revlon shelf. My hands & arms were dirty with swatches, I was so exhausted, and I think I wanted to cry a little bit. Really. I wanted to sit on the floor like a child, raise my arms & cry out: "HELP ME! WARM GOLDEN OR THIS BEIGE-SOMETHING??? SOMEBODY! WHY ARE YOU ALL STARING AT ME?!!!" I told you I almost went mad.
It has gotten easier since then. Buying my most recent foundation (Rimmel Wake Me Up) took only a minute or two. I thought it would be kind of helpful if I shared a few tips and things like that. 

What I do: 

  • Set a day for foundation shopping, and I don't wear much makeup on my face that day.
  • Take along a bottle of my favorite foundation shade for comparison*. I swatch it on my hand & swatch the others alongside it to find the closest matching shade. For me, it's Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #120. You'll see why below.
  • *Don't use up all of your favorite foundation or throw away the bottle, so you can use it as a guide to buy your next foundation. Unless you're buying the exact same one.
  • If I didn't carry my "guiding foundation", I'll pick shades like Nude, Beige, Sand.... basically, shades that look more yellow & I'd swatch them all on my arm in an orderly fashion (smallest number first), so I don't forget which is which if they look very similar.
  • Then I'll take the foundations from the swatches on my arm with my fingers & apply them on my jawline or neck side-by-side.
  • I'll pick the shade that blends into my jawline & neck perfectly.
  • I take a pack of Wet Wipes & tissues. They make swatching many shades at the same time so much easier. In India, they may not be as important, because most stores have SA's who are always ready with cotton balls & cleansing milk. But in drugstores, there's no such service, you're on your own. 
  • Having a handbag mirror which has a magnifying mirror on one side can be super helpful when buying foundation.

1/11/13

Mehr & Me ~ LOTD

A spontaneous look I did in between coughing fits. I ate 2 small packets of popcorn one night and next day my throat got so sore & my voice almost gone. I usually like having sore throat so I can sing "I'm all out of faith....this is how I feel....I'm cold and I am shamed....lying naked on the floor...." but this time I don't sound  exactly like Natalie Imbruglia.
Anyways, this is how MAC Mehr Lipstick looks on me. I'm liking it a lot, and it actually looks better in pictures.
Face: Garnier BB Cream, Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer & Rimmel Nude Scandaleyes Kohl to conceal, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.
*Confession: I forgot to conceal under my left eye! Because I only planned to do a EOTD with just the right eye... haha! See how my concealed right eye (with YSL Touche Eclat) looks more lifted & my left eye looks dragged down and tired? Especially in 1st photo.
Cheeks: MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish. Shown here 
Eyes ~ Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (review & swatches to come), Rimmel Extreme Definition Eye Definer Black, Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curved Brush Mascara
Lips: MAC Mehr Lipstick (Matte). Photos & Swatches here 
Earrings: Accessorize 
Peach Leather Jacket: ZARA.

1/10/13

M.A.C INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE WEDDING TROUSSEAU SERVICE FOR INDIA

M.A.C INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE WEDDING TROUSSEAU SERVICE FOR INDIA 

With the wedding season right around the corner, M.A.C Cosmetics introduces an exclusive and  luxurious Wedding Trousseau Service in India, for all the beautiful brides-to-be ahead of their special day! 

M.A.C professional makeup artists, the  bridal makeup experts, have been enhancing Indian brides’ beauty for a long time. Now, we are celebrating this specialist area by introducing a tailor-made service along with a beautiful trousseau. This service will teach brides  how to achieve a variety of looks for throughout their married life and select makeup products that will  create  and complete their very own trousseau  to keep forever. 

“Educating   customers  is  an  integral  part  of  M.A.C’s  artistry   expertise   globally.   We  strive   to   make   every woman  feel   beautiful   for   now   and   forever”  explains  Sonic   Sarwate,   Senior   Artist,   M·A·C   India. “Indian women continue to inspire beauty  all over the world  and I’m personally proud that we have now created  something that celebrates and enhances their individual style and beauty for such a memorable occasion in their lifetime.” 

1/9/13

Battle Of The Lakmé Eye Pencils: Eyeconic Kajal 'Vs' Kohl Ultimate

A handful of readers wanted a comparison between these 2 Lakmé eye pencils, so here goes....
I have reviewed both of them:
  • Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal Review ~ here 
  • Lakmé Nine To Five Kohl Ultimate Review ~ here

One is definitely better than the other. Let's find out which one!
Price:   Eyeconic Kajal-Rs.199  |   Kohl Ultimate- Rs.650.
Pigmentation: They are both black, but Kohl Ultimate is more intense. Also, I had to press Eyeconic Kajal harder to draw the swatch above.
Pencil Softness: Kohl Ultimate is softer, gentler & glides more smoothly. Eyeconic Kajal gets harder especially in winters, and sometimes I get that something-is-in-my-eye feeling when I have it on. I never get that with Kohl Ultimate.
Comfort: As I'm writing this, I have Kohl Ultimate on my left eye & Eyeconic Kajal on my right eye. My right eye wants to blink more, left eye is relaxed.

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches

Because this is a Limited Edition product, I thought I'd post quick swatches in case some of you are considering getting it. I will post a review with a face swatch sometime. 
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish is one of MAC's most popular & hyped limited edition products. Whenever it comes out, it sells out very very quickly. I think that's the main reason I wanted to get it. I wanted to see for myself what the big deal is, you know. It recently came out with MAC Après Chic Collection (for the third time, I think?)

1/8/13

Indian Women Reveal Their Make-up Habits & Secrets

This is an infographic that Revlon India sent over after they got the results from polls they conducted in their Facebook page in an attempt to understand Indian women’s habits on cosmetics. More than 70,000 women participated in these polls. All this was part of the launch of the revolutionary Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème


Let's see what my habits & secrets (if that) are:
I am BUGGED most by foundation that.... is too dry to blend effortlessly & end up looking cakey.
I normally apply foundation using..... brush. Sometimes with fingers. If you want to avoid the unnatural look, get a synthetic buffing brush like the Sigma F80
How often do you apply foundation? It's part of my daily makeup routine. It makes everything else look better.... look complete.  
How much time do you spend applying makeup? 15-30 mins. 
Which compliment would you feel happier to receive? "WOW! Your skin looks flawless! It's glowing! It doesn't look like you have makeup on!"  =D
How many times do you touch up your makeup in a day? Powder- once or twice, depending on the weather. Lipstick- more than 3 times for sure.
What's your skin type? Oily/Combination. Verging on Normal in winters.
[Err... what about "How much are you willing to spend on a foundation?" 
I'll answer it anyways: No more than ( Rs.1000 Rs.900 if it's a drugstore brand.] 
Good news:  Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème retails for Rs.800. I will be reviewing it soon-ish.
 
If you feel like it, do copy the questions and jot down your own answers in the comments below =)

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

MAC Archie's Girls Collection!


How did I not know about this sooner?!!! MAC is releasing a collection inspired by Betty & Veronica of Archie's comics. Oh....my....bows!
Did you know? 
You know how I came to know?
My blog stats. A bunch of people looking for "MAC Archie's Girls swatches" landed here last night. It was more than once, so I got curious.
My first thought was lipstick from some new collection. I hadn't thought about Jughead's two-timing idiot friend in a really long time.
I did my favorite thing. I googled.... and.....

1/7/13

The Girly Girl's USB & Wallet Drive ~ Classy, Fabulous & PINK!

"A Girl Should Be Two Things..
Classy & Fabulous."
- Coco Chanel.

And she should also have fancy jewelry-inspired USB's and drives to store all her fabulous photos & data.... and yes, if they are pink & have  diamonds crystals on them, even better!

1/5/13

Jewelry Haul ~ Accessorize & Primark (Boxing Day Sales)

These are all the jewelry I got on Boxing Day. If you're not familiar with this day, it falls on the 26th of December, and most stores in the UK (and a few other countries) put up major sales for some reason. Don't ask me why it's called 'Boxing Day'. I read about it on Wiki, but I don't remember... maybe I didn't even understand. 
Anyways! I'm very happy with my haul, especially Accessorize because I find it more expensive in the UK & I'd been waiting for the sale for months!
Accessorize Jewelry: All 50% off
  • Carved Rose & Leaf Ring ~  £2 (Rs.177)
  • Gold Earrings ~ £3 (Rs.265)
  • 3 sets of gold hoops ~ £2.50 (Rs.220). 
  • Gold Chain Hair Bando ~  £4 (Rs.354)

Maybelline Superstay 14HR Lipsticks Review & Swatches

I've already given you a preview of Maybelline Superstay 14HR Lipsticks, so you can click here to see more pics. I have 2 shades: Infinitely Fuchsia & Stay With Me Coral, and will talk about them separately here.
Finish: Semi-matte & opaque with some sheen. They are not velvety matte (like MAC or Colorbar mattes). I'd say they feel kind of sticky- used sellotape sticky. For a smooth application, you have to avoid locking your lips in between. It's one of those high maintenance lipsticks.
14 hours, really? Not really. They last, but the texture start to crack like candle wax and begin to look flaky where your lips meet, after eating & drinking. Then it's uneven city. Maybe they'll last that long only on the outer edges =D
Fragranced? Yes. They smell of cherries.... maybe even pineapple pastry. I love.
Packaging: Cute. Young. Color coordinated- every shade has its own individual matching casing.
Infinitely Fuchsia 160: I'm so in love with this vibrant fuchsia color. If you're looking for a true blue-based fuchsia, this might be up your street. You can see how intense & opaque it is, and that's what I like best about it. It is more intense & deeper than Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #32 Satin Fuchsia