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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Artdeco Perfect Color Lipstick - Review and Swatches


Hello fellow make up addicts! Even though I own plenty of red lipsticks, I am always on the hunt for new formulas and finishes. I have never tried anything from Artdeco before so I decided to give it a try. I got the Perfect Colour lipstick in shade 4. Read on to find out more about my latest discovery!


Product Claims

The Perfect Color Lipstick a nourishing lipstick with high pigmentation and a creamy texture and is ideal for Magic Fix. The supple Perfect Color Lipstick provides an even color coverage, long durability and a silky skin feeling. Additionally Vitamin E protects against moisture loss. The metal sleeve protects the stick from melting when exposed to heat.


What Do I Think?

Let’s talk about the packaging first, which has a black metallic casing, and therefore heavier than the average lipstick. It does not feel cheap at all and has Artdeco written over the cap so I can easily find it among the dozens of similar lipsticks I have lying around my vanity. When I first slide the bullet out, it felt slightly fragile maybe because the bullet is narrower and longer than most. The colour is a gorgeous bright cherry red with my fair neutral skin tone, which looks different in various lighting conditions. It appears more orange in daylight. When I swatched it on my hand, I wasn’t impressed because it felt a bit sheer to my eyes. However, all my regrets disappeared once I applied it to my lips. It does not lack pigmentation and has a wonderfully soft and comfortable formula. There is no scent at all, which is great news for sensitive nosed people like me. The formula is a very natural matte, which does not accentuate dryness. It makes my lips smooth and soft because of the Vitamin E added to it I believe. There is no bleeding or feathering and minimum product transferring. The colour can be build up to the desired intensity very easily, which in my case is only two swipes. The staying power is pretty good as well. It lasted 4-5 hours on my lips, with only the center of my lips disturbed due to eating and drinking. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable matte red lip colour.




Price

PKR 990

Availability

I got mine from Enem store Lahore. Artdeco is widely available at major departmental stores across Pakistan.

Pros

Good pigmentation
Soft and comfortable formula
Contains Vitamin E
Good lasting power
Good packaging
Readily available

Cons

You might find it a bit expensive

My Rating

5/5


Have you tried any of the Artdeco Perfect Colour lipsticks?

Love,
Sadaf

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Sixteen Shades of Red: Our Collection!


Hello lovelies! Since it is Valentine’s Day, we thought we would give you a peek into our collection of red lipsticks and glosses. There are so many different textures and finishes to choose from and we enjoy trying out all of them for various looks. This post is going to be more pictures and less text so let’s see from the swatches if you find a gorgeous red shade for yourself from among our red lippy stash!





Color studio Pro Color Rush 110 Bombshell: A bright medium tomato red with visible yellow tones in cream finish


Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss111 Kiss of Life: A classic vintage neutral matte red


Luscious Signature Lipstick 12 Poppy: A medium blue toned red in cream finish


Artdeco Perfect Color Lipstick No.4: A medium cherry red in matte finish


Color studio Pro Color Rush 113 Eternal Love: An intense cream coral red


MUA Intense Kisses Lip Gloss Pucker Up: A deep blue toned red glossy stain


Classics Ultra Shining Lip gloss No. 10: A bright pink toned shimmery red gloss


MUA Lipstick No. 13: A bright orange-y red


MUA Lipstick No. 8: A deep maroon red with lots of fine gold shimmer


Essence Long Lasting Lipstick OnThe Catwalk: A warm maroon with strong berry undertones (perfect Marsala)


Essence Home Sweet Home Long Lasting Lipstick Red-y To Relax: A bright warm tomato red


Color studio Pro Color Rush Drop Dead Gorgeous: A deep red with strong brown undertones




MUA Intense Kisses Lip Gloss Stolen Kisses: A bright pink red with fine pink shimmer


Luscious Cosmetics Lip Couture Showstopper: A muted rusty red with fine gold shimmer


That's all for now folks. We can't get enough of these pretty red shades and our collection is just getting bigger and bigger!

What kind of reds do you prefer?

Love,
Fizzah and Sadaf

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Innovation in Brush Cleaning: Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat!


Welcome to a whole new world of brush cleaning! Sigma Beauty has already made brush cleaning for us very easy with their perfectly engineered Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove designed to wash, rinse, refine, shape makeup brushes easily, effectively without wasting time.

They are about to take the Brush Cleaning Science a step ahead with their new product!


Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat is designed to give you the hands-free brush cleaning experience featuring 7 different types of surfaces to wash, rinse and refine both the eyes and face brushes.


The key features of this product are:
  • Hands-free giving you full control over brush cleaning
  • Suction cups on the backside to fit any size sink
  • 7 different types of surface textures for washing, rinsing and refining eyes and face brushes

This product is now officially available at Sigma's website for $32. I was in a desperate need of something like this to wash my brushes and I look forward to trying it out soon. Go check it out, you will love the engineering and the idea behind it.

Love,
Fizzah

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong - Review & FOTD


Hey gals! I just love the new lip colour formulas available these days particularly liquid lipsticks that dry matte. I have never tried something from Bourjois before but when I saw the exact shade I was searching for in their Rouge Edition Velvet range, I just knew I had to have it! It’s called Pink Pong and the name fits this pretty shade quite well.


Product Claims

Exclusive formula: Matte finish and incredibly light. Rouge Edition Velvet by Bourjois is the new era of lipsticks. An amazing, irresistible formula. Its soft, melting texture glides on to the lips and turns into a matt, velvety and incredibly light colour. Lips are left smooth and soft as velvet. Enriched with evanescent oils, it’s incredibly sensuous formula provides a soft, second-skin feel, without drying or fading lips.


What Do I Think?

The packaging is travel friendly and the top clicks nicely to avoid spilling or leaking. It is the exact same shade as the product so that makes it easy to find in my make up stash. Pink Pong is hard to describe and I am sure it will look different on everyone. On my fair neutral skin it appears to be a bright pink with a hint of purple and berry. I feel like this is one of those universal shades that will flatter everyone and brighten up your face. The consistency is thin but it not runny or troublesome with awesome pigmentation. The doe foot applicator does its job well but you may use a lip brush for neater application. The product has a sweet appealing scent, which is not overpowering and fades once it sets to matte properly in hardly 10-15 seconds. It did not accentuate any dry patches on my lips but I always exfoliate them before using a matte lip colour so I would suggest you do the same. I can safely say that I have never tried a formula as comfortable as this before. It feels as light as air and paints my lips in the most natural manner possible. A great plus for clumsy ladies like me is that I can layer it as much as I want without making a mess. I would recommend a lip liner especially if you do not have a steady hand with a colour as bold as this. There is hardly any transfer as it stays put once it sets. Even after I used make up remover to wipe the swatch off, I could clearly see the stain left behind. Perhaps the best thing about Pink Ping is its staying power. I kept it on my lips for 5-6 hours during which I had a meal. The colour still looked fresh after all that time and the only indication of my meal was a bit of product removed from the centre of my lips, even then the stain made this flaw hard to detect. I am really impressed with this product even the slightly heavy price tag because it has so many benefits and a little goes a long way.



This colour deserved a FOTD!


Price

PKR 1350

Availability

I got this from Enem store Lahore. You may easily find it in major departmental stores across Pakistan having Bourjois kiosk

Pros

Comfortable formula
Great lasting power
Good packaging
Excellent pigmentation

Cons

You might find it expensive   
You might not like the scent

My Rating

5/5

What are your favourite liquid lipsticks this season? Let me know in the comments below and I might try those out too!

Love,
Sadaf


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