Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr wear: Love Affair ~ Review, Swatch

 

This is my first purchase from Sephora and the purchase was unintentional. I went to Sephora to check out Benefit cosmetics and the SA was wearing this beautiful eyeliner that I couldn’t refrain myself from asking. And one thing led to another and this beauty was sitting in my vanity by the end of the day 😀

Price: Rs 870 for 1.2g

 

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr wear Love Affair Review

Sephora Contour eye pencil come in black sharpenable pencil with black plastic cap. The end of the pencil is color coded which makes it easier to spot if you have multiple shades from this range. The shade name is written towards the end of the pencil, at bottom of other details. Since this is a sharpenable eyeliner and not retractable, it leads to product wastage whenever you sharpen it.

Love Affair shade is a beautiful brown-plum color with pearl finish. This comes under shimmer shade but there is no “shimmer”, and the sheen is very subtle and not OTT. This makes a gorgeous work-wear shade if you like to experiment. Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Love Affair is slightly sheer in one coat and needs 2-3 coats to build to full intensity. This is not a one-stroke eyeliner like THESE. The texture is super creamy and glides easily. It does not tug or pull at the eyelids and so building up the coverage is not a problem.

Love Affair shade may not pop on your eyes if your eyelids are dark; so do swatch it at the counter before buying especially if you have dark eyelids.

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil does not irritate my eyes, even on waterline.

The staying power of this eyeliner is impressive. It does not budge once it sets. It stays put on my eyes whole day (~10 hours). Also, this is waterproof eyeliner, so you do not have to worry if you have watery eyes, or you get wet in rain 😛

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Love Affair is a brown-plum eyeliner with a beautiful pearly sheen. It is super creamy and easy to apply. It is waterproof and smudgeproof. This is a sharpenable pencil so it needs to be sharpened which leads to product wastage. The pigmentation is less in one stroke, but builds to full intensity in 2-3 swipes. The only con apart from the sharpenable thing is the price. This is bit expensive but such a gorgeous shade that I will probably buy this again.

xoxo, Blossom 🙂

Note MatteMoist Lipstick: Dark Wine 307 ~ Review & Swatch

Note cosmetics is new in India and marketed by Archies Limited. I spotted this in a New U store in Delhi a few months back. Note cosmetics are also available in Archies stores and online on Archies website and Nykaa. I bought a few nailpolish from this brand along with an amazing wine colored lipstick – Note Mattemoist Dark Wine 307

 

Price: Rs 550 for 4.5 g

Note Mattemoist lipstick Dark Wine 307 review

Note Mattemoist lipstick comes in all black swivel up tube with brand name written in silver on the tube. The shade name is stickered at the bottom. The lipstick tube is housed in a cardboard packaging which has all the details. The cap of the tube click shuts tightly. The lipstick bullet is slanted and easy to apply around the corners and edges. The lipstick has faint vanilla fragrance.

Dark Wine 307 is a beautiful brown toned wine color with creamy finish. This is one shade which instantly brightens up the face. Sometime when I am lazy I do not apply any other makeup product (not even eyeliner/kajal) but only this lipstick and I am good to go! Dark Wine has warm tones and it will suit most Indian skintones.

These are not complete matte, but moist matte. It does not dry completely to give crazy matte finish. Instead, it settles to a comfortable and moisturizing matte finish.  This lipstick contains Macadamia oil and Vitamin E. The pigmentation is amazing and gives full color intensity in one swipe. It does not settle into fine lines.

Being creamy in finish, it does transfer on the cups, glasses etc. It stays put for 5-6 hours with light meal and drinks but starts to fade with heavy/oily meal. Even after it starts to lighten, the stain is dark enough to be fooled with a proper lipstick.

This will make a gorgeous winter shade. I can’t stop wearing this in summers also =D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Note Mattemoist lipstick is one amazing product at its price. It scores in every department. It is highly pigmented, has amazing texture, lasts long  and comfortable on the lips. Dark Wine shade is a beautiful brown toned wine color which instantly brightens up the face and will suit most Indian skintones. These are not complete matte but moist matte and feels moisturizing on the lips. These are completely worth the money. I will definitely repurchase this. Highly recommended!

xoxo, Blossom

 

 

Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid lipstick: 432 Red Haute ~ Review & Swatch

Matte lips are so IN these days and I can’t help looking for lipsticks saying ‘matte’ at the brand counters. Whenever there is a new matte lipstick in town, I HAVE to check it. I have Chambor extreme wear Transfer proof liquid lipstick with me for a while now and I like it so much that i recently bought another gorgrous shade from this range: 432 Red Haute

I have reviewed another gorgeous matte lipstick HERE

 

Price: Rs 845 for 6 ml

 

Chambor Extreme wear transfer proof liquid lipstick review

Chambor Extreme wear transfer proof liquid lipstick comes in a blue cardboard packaging with a shade number sticker on top. The packaging has all the details about the product. The lipstick tube packaging is flat and sleek with black screw cap. The liquid lipstick has elongated applicator which is easy to use. The applicator picks up enough product for one swipe. Being transparent, the shades are easy to spot if you have multiple shades. The shade number is sticker-ed on bottom of the tube. They do not have names to their shades, only numbers.

Texture wise it is very creamy and highly pigmented giving opaque coverage in single swipe. Freshly applied, the texture looks creamy but it settles to true matte finish which does not budge. It is impressively long lasting (6 hours including meals and snacks), however, there is slight fading from inner rims when you eat something oily. It does not feel rubbery with touch up.

The liquid lipstick is highly pigmented which leaves room for errors while working along the outlines of the lips. I use a lip liner as I can never apply it properly.

Shade 432 Red Haute is a beautiful brown toned red color (earthy red/ brick red) which will flatter all skin tones. This is one of a kind shade and you should check it out if you like brownish red colors. Also, this will make a gorgeous office wear shade.

These lipsticks are comfortable to wear and feel lightweight. It dries down to super matte finish and does not make the lips feel parched. Do exfoliate the lips before applying any matte lipstick as it will cling to the dry bits of the lips accentuating them even more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for long lasting true matte lipstick in brown-red color, do check this one out. It is superbly pigmented, gives opaque coverage in one swipe. Shade 432 (Red Haute) is a beautiful earthy red color which will work on all skin tones. Chambor extreme wear liquid lipstick feels lightweight and is quite comfortable to wear. Overall, I am in love with these lipticks, so much so that this is my second shade from this range and I will definitely repurchase it when it gets over 😀

Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencil: Jaded & Cocobar ~ Review and Swatch

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner pencils have been around for many years now, and being an eyeliner hoarder myself (:P), I can safely say that these are the BEST eyeliner pencils I have tried so far. The formula is simply amazing. I am reviewing two shades which I have currently ~ Jaded and Cocobar.

Price: Rs 499

 

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Colorbar I-glide Eye pencil review

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner pencils come in a silver cardboard packaging which has all the details. The eyeliner pencil is made of silver colored plastic with color coded ends and shade name engraved along the end. The color coded ends make it easier to identify the shade from multiple pencils. This is a sharpenable eyeliner and not retractable, which leads to product wastage whenever you sharpen it, and being made of plastic adds to even more wastage! This is probably the only con I could find with these. Oh, and also, these cannot be applied to waterline.

The formula of these eyeliner pencils is amazing. They are super creamy and deliver full color in one swipe itself. The texture is super smooth and glides easily on the eyelids. Once set, the eyeliner is smudge proof and has excellent staying power (best one I have seen so far). It does not budge at all (even with light rubbing of eyes). It stays put until removed by an oil based remover. I have oily lids which have started to become hooded of late :-/ so my eyeliners tend to bleed to my socket line. But this one does not budge at all.

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner come in 15 shades with different finish, and each shade suits Indian skin tone perfectly.

Jaded (a repurchase)

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner in shade Jaded is a beautiful dark green color with pearl finish. This color looks super pretty when worn in parties. This is a jewel toned shade, so it may not be suitable for office wear. But you can make it work for office wear by applying a sheer black eyeliner (I use Maybelline Colossal eyeliner) on top of this shade. You can also wear it the way I have done HERE. I use this method to wear eyeliner shades which are too light or which are too bright to wear for office.

I usually do not purchase same product or same shade twice, especially in eyeliners and nail polish, but the shade is so gorgeous that I had to purchase it again, and I will purchase it later also when this one gets finished 😛

 

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Cocobar

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner in shade Cocobar is a dark brown eyeliner. Usually, brown eyeliners do not show well on medium to dark skin tone, but this shade is perfectly dark to be visible on the eyelids. Brown eyeliner gives a softer look as compared to black eyeliners. I had been hunting a good brown eyeliner which shows up on my eyelids, and after numerous swatches at every brand counter I find, I stumbled on this beautiful shade. I will probably purchase it again. Though it does not contain any shimmer or glitter, still you can’t apply it on waterline. I tried it once and my eyes were irritated whole day. Also, if your eyelids are darker, this shade may not show properly on the eyes; so do swatch it at the counter before buying if you have dark eyelids.

 

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Overall,

Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencils are super smooth and very pigmented eyeliners. It gives full color in one stroke itself. However, being sharpenable pencils, these lead to product wastage. Also, these cannot be applied to waterline. Jaded is a beautiful jewel toned dark green color, and cocobar is dark brown in color. Once set, this eyeliner does not budge AT ALL. These eyeliner come in a variety of shades (15 in total) and finish, and you must check it out at the counters. You will not regret buying these, I can guarantee this.

 

xoxo

Blossom

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel: Bold Sangria ~ Swatch & Review

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This year has gone by so fast, don’t you think? It’s november already! The evenings have started to get chilly and the sun has hidden under the thick smog (Seriously Delhi, where do you want to go with the pollution levels?!) While the winter is about to make its entry in this part of the world, I thought of reviewing my fav nail polish for winter. Spring is about colors and vividness, Fall is all about dark colors. Revlon Colorstay LongWear Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is one perfect Fall color.

 

Price: Rs 350 for 11.7 ml

 

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is a beautiful eggplant purple nail polish which flatters  my medium skin toned hands. I don’t like wearing black nail polish and this is such a beautiful alternative to wear dark, gothic colors. The color is dark eggplant purple but it also appears bit brownish in some lighting.

Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamels come in a sturdy cylindrical bottle with shade name sticked on top. What impressed me most apart from the color is the brush of this nail polish. The double-barrel brush is wide with tapered corners, making nailpolish application a dream. The entire nail gets covered in two strokes. I absolutely hate thin brushes and the brush of this nail polish is amazing. The unique shape of the brush allows hassle free and quick application.

The formula of this nailpolish is creamy, it is neither too runny nor too thick. Color consistency is great and gives full coverage in 2 coats. The finish is super shiny and it looks high end on the nails. I saw minor tip wear starting next day onwards, but this happens with almost ALL the nailpolish I own (As seen in pics below).  I would call it pretty long lasting if applied with a top coat.

One thing to note is that this is NOT quick drying and it will take its fair share of time to dry. So better apply it when you are not in a hurry. I applied it at night and even after giving it full time to dry, ended up with crease marks in morning.

 

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Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is a beautiful eggplant purple color. The consistency is creamy and highly glossy. The brush of this nailpolish is unique and makes the application hassle free. Only drawback is this is not quick drying. But the color is so gorgeous that it has become my fav Fall color. If you like dark, gothic nail colors, do give this one a try.

 

Streetwear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick Spellbound : Review & Swatch

Street wear launched these super affordable lipsticks a while back in a vibrant range of shades and I have a few Streetwear Color Rich Ultra moist lipsticks with me. Instead of clubbing them all in one post, I will do a detailed post for each shade. In this post I am reviewing Spell Bound – a beautiful earthy rose color which will suit most Indian skintone.

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Price: Rs 180

 

Packaging:

These lipsticks come in cute packaging featuring pop art. The lid is transparent through which the color of bullet can be seen. The shade name is written at the bottom. But I hate that these lipsticks don’t swivel down all the way and some part peeks out of the bullet. This will definitely lead to nicks and cuts on the lipstick while you put the lid on, no matter how careful you are 😦

 

Review:

Spellbound is a beautiful rose pink color with brownish undertones. It looks like a brown lipstick when you look at the bullet but it transforms into a beautiful earthy rose color on the lips. It is a natural pink-brown color which does not look too out there. This is a great color for everyday office wear and it will suit many skin tones. It will work across different age groups as well, especially those who like soft, natural colors. I gave this lipstick to my mother and she loves the color. This shade is neither too bright nor too dull – just the perfect subtle shade.

These lipsticks smell of vanilla which reminds me of MAC lipsticks. The texture is smooth and creamy and very comfortable to wear. It doesnot feel too heavy or too drying. The pigmentation is sheer on first coat but can be built up. It lasts 3-4 hours on me without meals after which it leaves a soft pink stain.

These lipsticks offer great quality for such cheap price (Rs 180). You are definitely getting your money’s worth, especially when these days even drugstore brands are charging huge price for lipsticks. With a great variety to choose from, college girls or makeup newbies should definitely check them out.

 

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streetwear spellbound lipstick swatch review

 

This may look brownish in swatch but it transforms into beautiful brown-pink shade on lips.

 

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This lipstick does not swivel all the way down and this much lipstick always peeks out of the tube

 

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Overall, for the price they come in, these lipsticks are a real steal! They offer very good quality for such drugstore brand. They will specially attract college girls. Spellbound is a beautiful natural earthy pink. If you like such natural, everyday color, do check this one out.

xoxo

Blossom