Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BEAUTY | Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liner (Electrics) - Lazer Green

"I found my favorite green liner!". There! I just had to say it. Maybelline India recently released their Hyper Glossy Electrics range which features five glossy electrical hues, to suit everyone's tastes. Mine could anyway be nothing but green and the shade Lazer Green (aptly named) was bang on target! 

The color is a shiny metallic sea green which also looks like a deep teal and sometimes leans slightly towards blue, all depending on the lighting. It also has a hint of the most minuscule gold shimmer which imparts a lovely sheen to it. This has to be one of the most daring colors I have tried in terms of a liquid liner. I am a strictly "black liner only" person and trying out different colors isn't my usual thing. This pretty thing has got me changing my mind!

The texture is smooth and application is easyyy. I can draw a moderately thick line with a single stroke. Note that it takes a fair bit of time to dry so no blinking too soon please. But once it dries, it doesn't budge. Nope. Not at all. It is smudge-free and long lasting. The only thing that can get that thing off is makeup remover - as and when you want it. Until then you can enjoy the day/night away without worry. The pricing is decent, at INR 275 it is a fair deal. Maybelline India has upped their game by launching new products that are affordable and stylishly chic. These eye liners are going to be a hit among the younger lot. 

Above are the other shades that I tried at the MNY kiosk. Purple (Violet Volt) is my next favorite in this lot! Which one do you like?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

BEAUTY | NYX Eye Shadow Base - Skin Tone

Wearing an eye shadow base certainly has its benefits. The colors appear more vibrant, do not crease, last longer and altogether make sure you are pulling off an amazing eye look throughout the day/night. While hunting down some primers and bases specifically for eyes, I realized I hadn't tried the infamous NYX base ever. And there were modest reviews about all the three variants. The white base gave a boost to make the eye shadows look more vibrant, the pearly base gave off a satin sheen to the eye shadows and the skin tone basically neutralized any dark patch or veining.

I immediately zeroed in on the Skin Tone base because I have very visible veining on my eyelid and anything that hid it was a hit with me. Coming to its texture, it is mildly creamy but needs to be blended out fast otherwise it settles and may look patchy in some places. It hides the imperfections very well so you have a clean flawless base to work upon. Although, if you're one of the paler lot, this will look orangey on you.

The eye shadows are beautifully blended out and look naturally bright. All this within the first one or two hours only because after that, there is creasing. A lot of creasing. And for those who have oily and mobile eyelids (me, sigh!), this is a big no-go. So, even though I am satisfied with the way it brings out my eye shadow colors, it is practically of no use if the whole look is messed up within a few hours.

I am so disappointed that this isn't working out for me. I have tried many methods to make the base last longer. I have powdered the base and then applied eye shadows over it, I have even layered the base (silly of me!) but that made it worse! So if you're one who has normal or dry skin, you can easily come to love the product. It definitely works great and is an overall good product. 

Prices vary from store to store and it is usually available on discount.

Friday, October 3, 2014

BEAUTY | Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Gloss - Pink Shock

Such a long, long while since I last posted. I missed blogging terribly so. There were so many hits and misses these past couple of months and I have a long list of products that deserve reviewing. Today I want to get back on track with a simple review of a much loved product of mine: Maybelline's Color Sensational Shine Gloss in Pink Shock. 

It is a vibrant barbie pink color with absolutely no shimmer or glitter. Just pure pink pleasure. If it was a lipstick, it would be a hard color to pull of, especially by warmer skin tones. But since it is a gloss, the pigmentation is light and it coats lips with a glossy light pink color. Nothing overpowering at all. Apply a single swipe and you're good to go for a casual day out with bare minimum makeup. It also doesn't last that long on the lips; a mere hour or so until the balmy texture fades away to leave behind a barely visible tint. Point to note: The color might not show up well if you have pigmented lips. 

Thankfully, it is not at all sticky in texture; the one thing that really puts me off when choosing lip glosses! I mean, who would want their pout sticky like glue, right?! The entire Shine range of glosses have a good color variety with some shimmery shades as well so as to suit everyone's choices. One Shine Day is a lovely alternative for Pink Shock; a warmer pink shade with silver shimmer.

It is available for INR 350 in India and KWD 3.500. Easily available online and in stores.