Wednesday, October 31, 2012

5 Reasons Why You Should Grab the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Raspberry Pie

Recently I showed you the pics of the things that my hubby hauled for me from US. Well, among the things that he did not get me from my way to loooooong list of makeup stuff were the Revlon Colorburst lip butters and let me tell you I was pretty sad about that
(Yes…yes I know what you are thinking about how this girl is getting so greedy n all but what can I say its makeup after all). So when I got to know that they were launched in India I let out a whooping sound of glee (I was in a crowded restaurant, logged onto my facebook account, screaming like a maniac and people around just thought I had gone bonkers J). So the next time my hubby lets me loose around the makeup counters I rush to the Revlon counter, swatch all the lip butters and get this one (all in 5 minutes..we girls are just so talented). Let me tell you these lip butters are worth all the wait, hype, drama and even the crazy looks. Here are five reasons why you should grab or even make a run for Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Raspberry Pie.

1)      Lovin the Color: Raspberry pie is a dark raspberry pink shade. It is more like a fuchsia pink than reddish pink on my lips (The swatch may look different but check out my FOTD to see how it looks on my lips). I believe it is one color that looks absolutely stunning on any complexion. Unlike some other shades in this range the color coverage of this one is completely opaque and in one swipe you can hide all your lip pigmentation. It also has a nice sheen to it thanks to the creamy texture but there is no obvious shimmer in it.

2)      Out of the world texture: The texture of this lipstick is to die for. I love my Revlon Colorburst lipsticks but the lip butters especially Raspberry pie takes the lip balm plus lipstick concept to a whole new level. It is smooth, creamy and yet does not transfer or bleed. These are not lip balms, in fact they are more like creamy, sheer lipsticks. You do not need a lip balm with this one as its adequately moisturizing on its own

3)      Ooohh…don’t we love pretty packaging: As I have said again and again I am a sucker for nicely packaged makeup goodies and the lip butters have definitely not disappointed me. The colored quilted lipstick covers is cute and handy especially when you are trying to locate a lippi. The top shuts nicely and I have no problems carrying it in my bag that is often stuffed with baby food and diapers.

4)      It lingers on: It stays on for a nice four to five hours on my lips often leaving it moisturized even after that. Its not much but really with the balmy texture I wasn’t expecting the good staying power

5)      Its finally here!!!: Umm I know its no reason to try a product but if you are a makeup lover then you should try these delicious lip butters. They are so worth it. Here is an FOTD with Revlon Colorburst lip butter Raspberry Pie

The only downside is that it is a bit expensive in India. So you will need to shell out a good 600 bucks for it and let me tell you it hurts especially if you are reapplying it often. However, on the whole I think its worth everything even the price tag. I am going to collect a “few” (read all)  too ;)

Monday, October 29, 2012

My October Vellvette Box

I am disappointed.. really really truly disappointed. In fact I did not really want to put up this post but did so at the last moment. Now I know how many people love their Vellvette boxes but for me it really didn’t work for me. For people who have no idea about this, Vellvette box is a beuty box that contains grooming and beauty samples from some good brands including Clarins, Lush, OPI and Chanel. This concept is really popular out of India but most of these “boxes” including Blisscovered and others failed in India. I had never really ordered for any of these boxes simply because I was really skeptical about the products they were going to include but with good reviews of the first edition of the Vellvette box I decided to give it a try.

I had to fill up my preferences in a form which is all well and good but I think they really did not understand what I wanted or just did not bother. Well, I subscribed pretty early and received the box last week. The packaging is kind of cool with those black boxes and pink ribbon and the light pink packaging for that feminine touch. Inside you can find the three products along with discount coupons and notes saying why the product was sent to you and how to use it.  This is what my October month Vellvette box contains

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules Intensive Treatment (Whew..what a long name)

Small golden capsules containing an oily product that is supposed to zip away your dark, spots and early traces of wrinkles. Since I have no traces of early wrinkles at 27 years of age I am hoping the five teeny weeny capsules help me with the dark pigmented spots on my face. The full size pack costs a whopping 3900 bucks and with Vellvette box you get a 500 bucks discount. I doubt if I will ever use it but lets wait and watch.

Victoria’s Secret Amber Romance Hydrating Body Lotion

I cannot stand the smell of this one, it is really, really strong so even if it is really good I doubt if I will ever use it. Full size pack costs 810 bucks and you get a 75 bucks voucher in the box.

OPI Nail Varnish Strawberry Margarita

I love cosmetics but I never ever buy expensive nail polishes. Somehow my mind has not evolved beyond that hostel girl mentality of buying “15 bucks ka nail polish”. I know a lot of nail polish lovers will probably hate me but I do not like the inclusion of a nail polish in my box. The color is a nice bright pink and screams summer. You can get a OPI nail polish for 520 bucks or order for four small bottles of OPI nail polish at INR 1080. There is a gift voucher of INR 75 with this.

Clinique High Impact Mascara Black

I was one of the first 100 subscribers of the box so they included a fourth product which is the Clinique high impact mascara. Many of the September subscribers must have got this. I hardly ever use mascaras and buy one when the other preferably my Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara expires or gets over. So again I dunno what to do with this. The full size mascara costs INR 1350. There is a gift voucher of 150 bucks with it.

I was really expecting some better makeup products preferably the eyeshadow and blush face kit or a skin care product like the Lush sugar scrub or even a perfume sample I had seen other subscribers get. Thank God the box only costs INR 400 and I did not spend any more on things I will never use. I am probably never going to subscribe again but I hope this box continues as it’s a great way of getting trial sized products in India. It is actually quite affordable and has some makeup goodies unlike other beauty boxes launched earlier.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Haul!!!! And Why am I Jumping Like Crazy

I am just ecstatic, crazily happy, in seventh heaven (or is it the ninth???), delighted, delirious with happiness and all those things. Well, for a makeup fanatic like me what better way to light up my world than with loads of makeup. I hauled or rather my dearest, sweetest hubby hauled a lot of makeup stuff from me from Chicago and guys I GOT NAKED (ummm..not in the real sense of course). I mean I got the Urban Decay Naked Palette and am so…so…so.. happy. To top it all my husband’s hotel was close to a Mac Pro store and after a lot of begging and pleading he got me a lovely lip palette called editorial oranges featuring some of the best Mac orange lippies including Crosswires and So Chaud (YAY!!!!!). These newly launched lip palettes are available only at pro stores. He also got me a Hard Candy blush named Hot Flash (Well, cosmetic companies do know how to name their products) from Walmart which is just crazy pigmented and costs just 6 dollars.

Of course while he was shopping for me there I got some things for myself as well which includes the sexy Mac Impassioned lipgloss and a beautiful blush from Oriflame which to my surprise is actually quite good. Of course I got two Maybelline Color Tattoos as well (I need all of these) So without blabbering too much here are my haul pics..Enjoy!!!!

Urban Decay Naked Palette (Features the Urban Decay Primer Potion and Karma brush)

Mac Pro Lip Palette in Editorial Oranges and Mac Impassioned Lipglass

Hard Candy Fox in a Blush in Hot Flash

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows: Pomegranate Punk and Bad to Bronze

Oriflame Beauty Perfect Blush in Classic Rose

Tell me how you liked my haul and what you want me to review first

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Summer Sunset 615

How many times have you gone to a store to pick something up and lost your heart to something completely different? Having collected around seven Maybelline lipsticks I swore not to get any more but then temptation rears its ugly head and Maybelline launched this gloriously beautiful Jewels collection of lipstick. So I go to the store and swatch all the colors and like almost all of them :P but then pick up this gorgeous pinkish reddish brownish shade named Summer Sunset from the normal collection. It has this hint of shimmer which I find really fascinating in lipsticks and the color is really drool worthy. So as soon as the SA swatched it I knew I was a goner.

Idea for image courtesy my friend Zara 
Packaging and Price

I like the square packaging of the lipsticks with the different colored caps that signify the family the shade belongs to. The Maybelline Color sensational is divided into Pink, Reds, Browns and Plums with corresponding colored caps for the shades. This one has a red cap to signify that it belongs to the red family although I do not fully agree with this. It is priced at INR 350 and is quite affordable considering its quality and texture.

Color and Pigmentation

Summer Sunset is a beautiful reddish pink shade with a hint of some brown and shimmer in it. It looks beautiful on the lips and the slight silver shimmer gives your lips a nice shine without looking OTT. On my lips it looks pinker and more coral. This would be the perfect shade for people who are scared of bold colors or want just a color that brightens your face instantly. It would look beautiful on dusky girls and not neonish like other shimmery lipsticks. The pigmentation as with all Colorsensational lipsticks is just fabulous. No problems with hiding lip pigmentation with this product. The texture is nice and creamy. The color stays on for around five hours on me and then starts fading evenly. Some people do complain of this range settling into fine lines but that is not a problem  

Recommendation: Yesss…Yesss it’s a lovely shade go get it!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bourjois Colorissimo Lip Palette 02 Roses Muses

Have there been times in your life when you just want to murder a SA? Well for me it’s happened quite a few times and this was one of these days. I had heard about the launch of these new lip palettes by Bourjois and needless to say was extremely excited about it. So I go up to this SA and ask her about it. First she looks all confused and then I actually point out to the palettes to show her that is what I need. Somehow she manages to swatch the colors (while dropping some things and fumbling with others, really I have never seen such a clumsy SA) and then I choose the Rouge collection which is a nice mix of reds and orange. Now after billing I go to her and she hands me the second palette which is Roses Muses, a collection of light and frosty pinks. Me being in a hurry I just rush out with it and only take a look at home. I was so bummed about it and exchanging it was not a possibility…So I have to use it …Whew that’s a long story but I really needed to vent my ire somewhere.

As for the lip palette Bourjois describes it as:


The palette Roses Muses is described as “poetry on your lips with 3 easy-to-wear pink hues!”


Each palette has three lipstick shades housed in a round palette along with a dual foam tipped applicator (Really Bourjois like what were you thinking when you gave us that useless applicator) The plastic top allows you to see all the shades. In fact the packaging is quite similar to the smoky eyes trio eyeshadow palettes by the brand. It is available at Bourjois counters for around 715 INR for around 1.8g of product. So it is kind of pricey as well. The only thing that might be a saving grace is that it is really cute, has three colors and can be carried around anywhere

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Pigmentation and Texture

The pigmentation is horrible. I know in the swatches it looks nice and bright but really you have to struggle a lot to get the color especially if you have ghastly pigmented lips like mine. I needed at least five to six swipes for the color to show in the swatches. The first shade in the palette is a light frosty bluish pink while the second shade is a bright fuchsia pink. The third shade which is the only one that I can actually use is a reddish pink. The first two shades do not show up on my lips at all. Fairer women with less lip pigmentation might like it but it is certainly not for me.

The texture is pretty ok. It settles down into a matte finish without being overtly drying or accentuating the fine lines. It lasts for around four to five hours at the most. Here is how the last shade looks on my lips (Doesn't look reddish pink at all on the lips)

I have read mixed reviews about it on the net and frankly I am not a big fan of this product. I love Bourjois products and really did not expect to be disappointed with this. However, you can try it at the store before getting it.

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