Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mac Viva Glam Lipstick 1

As a makeup lover (um...more like a makeup fanatic), I know the feeling and heady rush you get when you get a LE product especially when its a Mac product. On the flipside it is also extremely disappointing when you cannot get the one thing that you have been lusting for days. This happened to me when the Marilyn Monroe collection released. Being a red lover, I wanted to get at least two of those lipsticks. Unfortunately each and every one was sold out :(. You can imagine how heartbroken I was. My hubby while sympathizing with me, asked me quite innocently why I was so crushed when there are such lovely shades around. And then the "batti" clicked and I started checking the reds in the permanent line. I had done it before but now I was searching for my perfect red with such renewed vigor that all the people in Mac started staring at me :P...And then I found perfect Mac red..not an orange red or a pink red but a true retro red and no its not Ruby Woo..its Mac Viva Glam Lipstick 1.

Price: 990 INR

The color is gorgeous, a classic timeless red which I can imagine Marilyn Monroe wearing. The first Viva glam lipstick which has been around for 15 years has lost its fan following in these years thanks to its more flashy counterparts like Russian Red or Ruby Woo. However, one look at the intense red and the amazing matte finish and you are sure to be bowled over..

The pigmentation is fab, best of the Mac mattes that I have. The color glides on like a dream and stays on for hours and hours and hours (umm...actually the whole day) There is no patchy dryness or ugly flakes on the lips. Its almost like I am in a lipstick heaven when I wear it so so much. The Viva glam lipstick have the same Mac packaging except for the red inside.

The best part is that each and every penny of the Viva glam lipsticks are donated to the Mac Aids fund. So you are not only getting your favorite shade but also doing some good in the process. Getting this shade has also made me realize that instead of lusting for LE products its a good idea to look at some fab permanent line Mac stuff. Here is how its looks on me and a pic of my darling baby as well (I am such a proud mommy when I see my little one growing up so fast :) )

Sunday, April 14, 2013

VOV Eyeshadow Pencil

I have been MIA for so long that I was starting to miss my blog horribly. Managing home, work and not to forget a boisterous kid can be a tough job. Well, even with all this my makeup craze continues especially my search for cheap and wonderful products. Recently while getting bored at a ‘kirana ka dukan’ I spotted some makeup stuff (yes..yess the kirana walas keep makeup stuff these wonderful for people like me J). The one thing that I was interested in was the eyeshadow pencils from VOV (btw I totally love VOV stuff, cheap and extremely high quality). I got a basic bronze to see how it works and I have to say that I am super impressed.

Price: I don’t remember 150 bucks I guess. It has a net weight of 3.5 grams. They are packaged like the chubby sticks from Clinque and the lip stains from Revlon. Love the cute easy to use packaging. All you need to do is glide it across the lids to get the color. No need for brushes and any messy business

Pigmentation and Staying Power: The color is a golden bronze shade which looks lovely on the lids especially when paired with bright red or pink lips. The texture is rich and creamy which means the eyeshadow glides on effortlessly. Unfortunately the creamy texture means it tends o migrate onto things, which includes your hands, other parts of the face. The staying power is almost nil. It is gone in half an hour!!! The color lasts for some time when used with a primer but there is no significant improvement in the staying power. I now use it as a base for my powder eyeshadows, mostly to bring out the color. This is how the color looks on my lids (which are very pigmented) without a primer.

My recommendation: Its cheap and the color is nice but really the time it lasts on the lids is a complete disappointment.

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