Colorbar Starry Eye Mascara ~ Starry Mauve : Review & Swatch

 

I love colored mascara and Indian markets don’t have much options to offer. So, whenever I spot one I immediately purchase it. Colorbar has been selling colored mascara for a while now but I got to know only recently when I bought it (maybe it was relaunched?). Out of the three shades available- Green, Blue and Purple, I bought the Purple one (I cannot have enough purple eye makeup).

 

Price: Rs 650 for 9 ml

 

Colorbar Starry Eyes Mascara Starry Mauve Review

Colorbar starry eyes mascara come in plastic tube with silver colored cap. The tube is transparent on its own so you can see the color of your mascara and sort it if you have multiple colors of the same. The shade name is sticker-ed at the base of the tube.  Like all Colorbar products, the outer packaging is silver cardboard containing all the details about ingredients, claims, price etc. The packaging is okay, not very great not too bad, just ok. The wand is short and stout with short bristles. The mascara is too creamy and ends up being clumpy if you are not careful. So apply only a small quantity at a go, wait for it to dry and then apply second coat. Also, it takes longer to dry than other mascaras. Being too creamy, the brush is unable to separate the lashes making it look clumpy.

But if applied carefully, this mascara looks gorgeous. Unlike the dramatic Lakme blue mascara I reviewed HERE, Colorbar Starry eyes mascara in shade Starry Mauve adds subtle color to the eyes which may not be much visible from a distance. But from close it looks beautiful.

Once dry the mascara does not crumble and stays put provided you donot rub your eyes. It is easy to remove so it wont break your eyelashes like some stubborn mascaras.

In the swatch below I have applied 2 coats of this mascara on my upper lashes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, I am not much impressed with this mascara. Colorbar Starry Eyes mascara is too creamy for my liking and ends up being clumpy on the lashes if not applied carefully. It takes long to dry so you need to wait a bit before applying another coat. The pigmentation is nice and it looks subtle on the eyes. It is not a dramatic color so not much visible from a distance, but looked closely this looks beautiful. I think it is pricey for the quality and I will probably not repurchase it. 

xoxo, Blossom

Revlon Volume+Length Magnified Mascara: Review

Revlon launched a new range of mascara recently and I picked the one for Lengthening + volume. There are 5 different mascara for different needs:

  • Revlon Ultimate All-In-One Mascara.
  • Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara.
  • Revlon Super Length Mascara.
  • Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara.
  • Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara

They all vary in their brush shape and size. I am reviewing the  Volume+Length Magnified mascara here.

(Pssst, if you are into colored mascaras, I have reviewed a gorgeous bright blue mascara HERE)

 

• High shine black fiber formula provides amplified volume and length
• Revlon Magnifying Lash Brush™ – Square brush designed to anchor formula to lashes for intense volume + length

Price: Rs 1050

Revlon Volume+Length Magnified Mascara review

This range of mascara come in attractive packaging with different cap colors and brush for different effects. I donot like Revlon products’ packaging but this mascara has modernized the brand. The colour coded caps are a great idea to quickly identify the formula if you have multiple mascara from this range. Volume+Length Magnified mascara comes in sleek, flat, matte black packaging with dark blue cap. The white font is contrasting and looks attractive, which doesnot fade after multiple handling of the tube. The packaging is simple and classy. The brush has short as well as long bristles, which does a good job and makes the application easy. The brush coats the lashes richly and evenly. The brush is dense and the texture is fibrous which provides length. I need 2 coats for full effect. One coat is sufficient for subtle look.

I am a big fan of lush, voluminous lashes and this mascara gives fabulous lashes. Although this mascara doesnot give dramatic lashes, which is not its job anyway. This is a normal daily wear mascara which does its job of brightening up the eyes, adding length and volume decently.

It does not flake, is not irritating to eyes, is waterproof. Since this is a waterproof mascara, it makes the removal process quite tedious.

Now the downside of this mascara is that it is pricey! There are other cheaper mascara available in India to do the same decent job this mascara does. Also, this is a new launch and it is available only on counters and not online, as far as I know, but you can try this on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

Before application ↑ 

After 2 coats ↑ (applied on upper lashes)

Overall, Revlon Volume + Length Magnified mascara does its job of volumizing and lengthening decently. This is a great mascara for daily use when you dont want dramatic effect. However, this is on the pricey side and there are cheap alternatives available in market for the same effect. Also, this is waterproof and removing this mascara is a chore in itself.

 

xoxo

Blossom

 

L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza ~ Sapphire Blue: Review & Swatch

Loreal Paris super liner sapphire blue review

L’Oreal Paris nailed it this time in the eye makeup department. Every year L’Oreal Paris introduces new products in their Cannes collection, and this time they launched beautiful limited edition lipsticks, new shades of lipglosses and gorgeous Gel Intenza eyeliners. I couldn’t have been happier with the shades they have launched in their eyeliner. Blue is my favorite color and there are two super pretty blue shades in this launch. I am reviewing the shade ‘Sapphire Blue‘ here.

 

loreal paris gel intenza eyeliner

 

Price: Rs 875

L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza eyeliner comes in a glass tub packaging with a gold screw cap. The gold accents makes it look pretty and high end. The tub is small and cute and looks sturdy even though it is made of glass. The bottom part of the tub has a sticker indicating the shade name and details for easier identification. The eyeliner comes with its own brush. The brush is okayish. It is decent but not that great. I can make thick lines with it but not thin lines. Also, the brush doesn’t have a proper cap. I prefer the Maybelline gel eyeliner brush over this.

The texture of L’Oreal Super Liner Gel Intenza eyeliner is buttery smooth and creamy. So creamy that one cannot apply full color on the eye in one stroke as the product itself gets swiped with brush stroke. Other than that, it applies like a breeze. There is absolutely no tugging or pulling at all. The pigmentation is great. But due to the soft formulation, the brush somehow doesn’t pick up the product properly so you have to keep dipping it in the tub to take more of it. The brush either picks up very less or too much amount of the product.  2-3 applications are needed for full color intensity. The eyeliner dries pretty quickly into a smudge proof, water resistant finish.

The shade Sapphire Blue is dark navy blue in color. It looks almost blackish with blue shimmer. It appears black only from far and under certain lights. The shimmer is subdued and doesn’t make it OTT. This is a great everyday wear shade and such a nice alternative to plain black eyeliners.

I have mixed feelings for the longevity. It definitely will NOT stay 36 hours, as it claims. This product is not as long lasting as it claims to be. It claims to be waterproof but its not fully waterproof. Vigorous rubbing with a moist cloth or finger causes it to come off. It does not smudge or crease, but it tends to fade after about 8 hours especially near the inner corner of eyes. I remove the eyeliner with my Natio eye makeup remover. You can use any makeup remover or oil/vaseline to remove this.

Another thing I noticed is the wrong color coding of both the blue Gel Intenza eyeliners- Royal blue and Sapphire blue. It seems that the colors on its packaging, even the names have been swapped. ‘Sapphire blue’ eyeliner is actually dark navy blue in color and ‘Royal blue’ is jewel toned blue in color. The color code of Sapphire blue shade on its cardboard packaging, as well as below the tub packaging is actually jewel toned blue and not navy blue which is the actual color of the product in the tub. This confusion led me to buy the wrong shade actually!

 

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loreal sapphire blue

 

loreal paris gel intenza sapphire blue eyeliner

 

loreal paris gel intenza eyeliners swatch

 

loreal royal blue eyeliner swatch

 

 

loreal sapphire blue eyeliner swatch

 

 

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loreal sapphire blue color

 

Overall, this is a beautiful everyday wear color and such a fun alternative to boring blacks. The product is buttery smooth and application is such a breeze, even for a novice. The brush could have been better though. And I am not impressed with the longevity either. Even though it is bit pricey and the longevity issues aside, I am probably going to repurchase it once it gets over, mainly because of its gorgeous dark navy blue color.

 

xoxo

Blossom 🙂

 

 

 

Natio Eye Makeup Remover : Review

natio eye make up remover
Hi

I am more of a kajal and lip gloss (read colored lip balm =D ) kind of girl and so at the end of the day I don’t have much layers of makeup to remove but only some eyeliner and kajal.  I wanted to experiment with mascara and so I wanted a good makeup remover to remove traces of makeup from my eye.

I was on a lookout and I stumbled on Natio eye makeup remover and thought why not give it a try. Plus it says aromatherapy and I like things with good aroma 😀

 

Price: Rs 655 for 75 ml

 

What it claims:

A gentle, non-oily lotion with floral extracts of rose and cornflower to thoroughly remove eye make-up, while refreshing and softening the eye contour area. pH balanced to prevent irritation.

 

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Natio Eye Make-up Remover Review

It comes in a white opaque packaging which faintly shows the amount of product left in the bottle. It has a nozzle at the top which is protected by a tight cap. I like the sturdy packaging. The cap fits tightly over the nozzle so one can travel with this without worrying about spillage, as long as you screw the cap tight. The makeup is liquid in consistency (no traces of oil, I checked). Being non oily, it does not leave the skin oily after makeup removal but it does feel tad sticky. The remover is quite good at its job. It removes waterproof eyeliner and kajal like a breeze. However, it doesnot remove mascara that efficiently and I always end up breaking my eyelashes. Ouch! Also, this remover stings!! Eye makeup remover should be gentle to the eyes in case some of it gets inside the eye during removal. But this one stings  if it gets in eye especially if you are going to remove waterline makeup and in-between the lashes traces. It is pricey for the quantity (75 ml).

I tested it on other makeup as well, lip makeup and face makeup. But it does not remove it that effectively. And I don’t complain either, since it is Eye make-up remover.

‘Aromatherapy’ word in its name is misleading – It has a very faint smell and not “aroma”. It smells very faintly of botanical extracts. I was not happy at its fragrance as I was expecting a good aroma experience.

 

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natio makeup remover review

 

Overall, this is a good remover as long as it doesnot get inside your eyes. Since I had bought it, I use it for removing eyeliner and occasional eye shadow removal. It is quite good as long you use it on your eyelid area. Also, it does not leave any oily traces. It is bit costly for the quantity it offers and I wont repurchase it mainly because it stings!

 

Pssst, I am wearing Colorbar crackle Top coat (review HERE) over Lakme Absolute Fast & Fabulous in shade Aqua Express

 

xoxo

Blossom