Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara: Royal blue ~ Review & Swatch

Lakme recently introduced the colored variant of its classic Eyeconic mascara in blue color. Colored eyeliners are relatively new in drugstore market in India and I am so glad Lakme introduced one. It is currently available in only blue shade (apart from the classic black one) which I am reviewing  here.

 

Price: Rs 350 (INR) for 9 ml

 

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This mascara comes in similar packaging to its black variant. It comes in black tube packaging with shade name sticked on bottom. The details are mentioned on the cardboard packaging it comes in. The wand is curved which is meant for curling effect. The bristles of the wand are short and coats the eyelashes richly. However, I do get some smudges here and there on my skin while applying.

The color is bright cobalt blue, and not royal blue (dark blue), is highly pigmented and quite visible from the first coat itself. Being such vibrant blue, it screams drama and adds beautiful color to your overall makeup look.

The formula is slightly wet, which takes sometime to dry, which is why I get smudges on my brow bone sometimes. It does not clump but if you apply more than 3 layers then it might. The end of the wand picks up more product which proves a hassle sometimes, so do remove that excess bit before applying. The mascara definitely gives a lift to the eyelashes but it does not have a significant curling effect. The formula does not feel heavy on the eyelids.

The mascara is not waterproof but does not smudge after drying either. It can be easily removed with a makeup remover. It can also be washed with cleanser directly with a little massage. It did not smudge after 5-6 hours of wear.

I love to pair this mascara with a black liner to add a subtle hint of color on the eyes. This way makes it suitable for office wear as well. 

However, I do have some issues with the packaging as somehow one day the stopper inside the tube (meant to wipeout the excess product on the wand ) stopped working (?) or it broke or shifted and I ended up with thick, gloopy layer of product on the brush.  And after one or two days it started to work fine again :-/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, this is a beautiful blue mascara which is affordable and doesnot break bank! The consistency is slightly wet and 2 coats are sufficient to provide full color and curling effect. The curling effect is not that prominent but it does give a lift to the eyelashes. The vibrant blue color adds drama to the overall makeup look. Colored eyeliners are relatively new in the market (atleast in the drugstore segment) and this one is definitely worth trying. If you find the color too bold, you can always tone it down by wearing it with a black eyeliner. However, I do have some issues with the packaging as somehow the stopper inside the tube (meant to wipeout the product on the wand ) broke/shifted one day and I ended up with thick layer of product on the brush.

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche L’Huile Nail Polish : Violet Vendome 332 ~ Review, Swatch

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L’Oreal Paris launched this new range of nail polish last year – Color Riche L’Huile nail polish. Although this range has been available outside India for some time, it was launched in India recently. There is a wide variety of shades to choose from. Here I am reviewing a gorgeous purple shade ~ Violet Vendome 332.

Price: Rs 399

 

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche L’Huile nail polish Violet Vendome review

The packaging is very attractive and one of its kind. It comes in a super pretty cut-glass cuboidal bottle with shade name sticked on top. The bottle feels luxurious in hand. I got attracted to the packaging only when I spotted it from far and decided to purchase atleast one shade 😛

Violet Vendome 332 is a beautiful violet color with a perfect mix of purple and pink. This is such a vibrant shade which will work in spring as well as Fall in my opinion. (Check out another great purple nailpolish HERE). Even though Violet Vendome is a bright shade, it should still work across skin tones. The finish is highly glossy. The texture is smooth and creamy and the nailpolish is pigmented, although it takes 2-3 coats for full color intensity (3 for me as with 2 coats my nail tips were visible). These nail polish are fast drying, but I recommend applying thin coats.  I am highly impressed with the brush. There are ridges on the stem holding the brush which makes it drip resistant. It is U-shape and perfectly wide to cover the nails in a single stroke without going outside the edges.  I love nailpolish with a good brush. The USP of this range of nailpolish is that they have an oil-infused formulation which delivers deep, vibrant color and intense shine.

The glossiness of this nailpolish stays for 2-3 days. However, I could start to see tip wear next day onwards, which is a bummer. The chipping started after 4-5 days but you can always prolong the wear time by using a top coat.

 

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Overall, I think these polishes are worth to have a look at. The packaging is really attractive, there is a large spectrum of shades to choose from, the pigmentation is good and the finish is highly glossy. The brush is amazing and makes the nailpolish application a dream, especially around cuticles. The texture, formula and finish is top notch.

xoxo

Blossom 🙂