The thing that concerns me the most during this transitional season is how my skin behaves. I have dry skin so I’m mostly looking out for products that keep my skin moistened and hydrated. With the lipstick trends when it comes to pulling off the right shade, matte finish lipstick trend might not be the best one for people like me who get chapped and dry lips in autumn/winter easily.
Review and Swatches
The lipstick comes in a sturdy bottle similar in size to NYX cosmetics matte lip cream. The bottle is simple with a black cap on the top and the brand name on the front, nothing fancy. The applicator wand has flat edges which makes it so much easier to use and line your lips using the flat side before filling them for that perfect pout.
I purchased four shades only to try out. There are a lot of shades available in these lipsticks. Because I was thinking more about the winter season so I chose shades according to that.
Shade 212: is a gorgeous brown shade and it gives that winter dark lips feel
Shade 216: it’s a really nice maroon-pink shade
Shade 215: this one is a burnt orange shade
Shade 214: is a bright coral-pink shade. This one has become my favorite shade.
The lipstick has no scent at all which I think is a plus!
- Highly Pigmented
- Has a lot of shades to choose from
- It’s super affordable
- Slightly transferable
Will I buy it again?
Considering the price and the quality, absolutely YES!
Where to Buy?
I got these lipsticks from Colour Collection in DHA, Lahore. I’m not sure if these are available at other stores.
Have you tried these lipsticks before? Are there other super affordable liquid matte lipsticks that you have tried, tell us about them. We’d love to try them out 💟
Essence Cosmetics Pakistan recently introduced amazing makeup palettes in collaboration with four beauty bloggers. In my previous post (here) I shared all the details about the palettes but didn’t reveal my favorite one out of all four. Well, it’s no surprise my favorite palette is Glow Must Go On by Serena of beautylab.
Highlighters and bronzers are all the rage these days and this palette is all about that Glow. Packaged in a compact cardboard case with a magnetic closure. The design on the palette is inspired by Moroccan theme, it’s really nice and looks like a mandala or henna design in beautiful shades of brown, white and gold details on the outside and a contrasting brown and Tiffany blue on the inside of the palette around the cute little mirror. Even the inside fold of the palette says “Shine Bright” – told you, this palette is all about that glow.
The contents of the palette are very well thought of and they compliment each other really well with their warm undertones. The palette also has an applicator brush as well, I haven’t used it but having a brush in the palette makes application a lot more convenient.
It comes with a glowing bronzer in the center of the palette, which is amazing, it is being referred to as a dupe to Bobbi brown shimmer brick! I haven’t used the Bobbi brown shimmer brick, so can’t comment on how close this is to it but has very nice shimmer. The highlighter Honey Glow is a perfect pearly white with a hint of gold, just perfect for that radiance on cheek bones this season. The two eye shadows Cinnamon and Sandalwood are nice matte warm shades for that nude look.
The glowing bronzer is absolutely gorgeous. All three can be applied separately or by mixing together. I like to mix them up for a beautiful rose gold shade and use it on my cheeks for that nice glow. These shades can be used as eye-shadows too.
Essence cosmetics collaborated with four beauty bloggers and together they came up with this collection Blogger’s Beauty Secrets. The name of the collection is quite apt as each blogger developed their own palette and nail color for the collection – giving out their best on trend products and beauty secrets.
Touch Up to Go Palette & Be Happy + Smile Nail Polish by Dfashion
Together with the nail polish this one for all palette is a perfect match! The palette retails at Rs.920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325
Vintage Rose Palette & Hello Beautiful Nail Polish by BeautyPalmira
The palette retails at Rs.920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325
Shape & Shadows Palette and All Eyes on Me Nail Polish by Strikeapose
The palette retails at Rs. 920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325
The Glow Must Go On Palette and Enlightening Nail Polish by Serena
The Glow Must Go On is a highlighting and bronzing palette created by Serena Verbon of beautylab.nl, beauty blogger from the Netherlands. With this palette you can get your glow game ON!
The palette retails at Rs.920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325
I really liked how each palette is created and focuses on different areas. The packaging of the palettes is super cute and fun matching the styles of the bloggers. All palettes have cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure which makes it light and easy to carry around. Above all these palettes are so inexpensive!
And did I mention there were delicious treats at the event? Well, I just did now. Also, we got a goodie bag too . Food + Goodie Bag = Happy ME =)
I had been looking for a good, spacious makeup bag for sometime now but I couldn’t find the one that would fit all my needs. I love carrying my everyday essentials/makeup in my bag so there are quite a few items (read a lot) that I carry with me and I couldn’t find that one makeup bag. And then came the Flamingo Season which made me get a Flamingo Makeup bag so badly that I had to order a customized one. Yes, I ordered a customized Makeup Bag from Fray Design Studio
Do you see how beautifully it blends with the skin and gives it the radiant highlight? This works for me with my everyday look and even prettier in the evening lights of a party or a dinner. Priced at Rs. 1800 (a bit expensive), this highlighter is worth the purchase. Even if you’re not a professional makeup artist you can still achieve the dewy, radiant and healthy looking skin with this highlighter and as it blends well on skin its suitable for all skin types. For me this is a must-have product now!
Steps to achieve glowing skin with Radiant Highlter
1. Even out your skin with a BB cream or a foundation.
2. Dispense a small amount of the liquid on a makeup sponge or your finger and dab it on the center of your forehead, bridge of the nose, under the eyebrows, cheekbones, cupids bow and chin.
3. Don’t overdo it, you don’t want to look like Tinkerbell, Remember? Excessive amount of highlighter will make the face look oily and fat. Radiance should be barely visible on skin, let the light do the rest for you.
To help you further in achieving the look, watch this video:
One product, simple steps and you’ll SHINE Bright like a DIAMOND! Do share your recommendations for achieving the “radiance”
This super easy, effective and affordable face mask made with only two ingredients is a perfect facial treatment at home. The ingredients that are likely to be in your kitchen at all times, can help soothe, heal and even out your skin tone. Isn’t that genius?
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 1/2 lemon
- In a bowl squeeze lemon, add honey and mix with a spoon until it’s liquid in consistency
- Clean your face and pat dry. keep your hair pulled back from your face as the mask will be sticky
- Apply the mask on your face avoiding the eye area
- Let your skin soak all the natural wonders for 15-20 minutes
- Rinse off with cold water and gently pat dry your skin
- Apply your favorite moisturizer and enjoy beautiful glowing skin
If you try this, let me know how it works for you! And, if you have any skincare suggestions, leave me a comment!
Natural Wonders – Happy Skin & Beautiful You!
* Picture Credits: OlgaMiltsova/iStock/GettyImages
This Nail Art is super easy and so wearable. With only 4 nail products you can achieve this nail art in just no time at all and can flaunt your sparkly nails. As this one’s an Independence Day Special post so the nail colors had to be green and white but then I added some glitter on it to give it some bling and loved how sparkly and pretty it turned out.
- Green polish
- White polish
- Green Glitter polish
- Clear Top Coat
- Makeup sponge
Step 1: Apply Green polish on nails including thumb, except the ring finger.
Products Used: Green Nail Polish – Golden Rose Rich Nail Lacquer in No. 18, White Nail Polish – Flormar Pretty in P03, Top Coat – Golden Rose Paris clear top coat, Green Glitter Polish – Golden Rose Jolly Jewels in No. 107
Happy Independence Day!