Hello all, hope you all are doing great. As you know, I was MIA for quite a long time. Actually, my grandfather passed away earlier this month and I was preoccupied with all the rituals and responsibilities. I couldn’t get the time to sit for hours and write blog posts. Sorry for that guys. Nevertheless, I am back in action once again and hoping to get into that writing phase all over again.
Today, I would be reviewing two neutral lip colours from the ELF Studio matte range. The two shades are- Natural and Tea Rose. I have shared these lippies in my haul post. Now let’s jump to the review-
These Matte Lip Colors have a creamy matte formula. It’s not a drying, powdery matte but quite moisturizing on the lips. I loved the fact that this lip colors don’t settle in the fine lines nor they accentuate dryness. It may feel a little dry during the winters, but it won’t be flaky. Before using any lip product I love to use a lip balm beneath. This is not only because my lips tend to get dry frequently, but also because I am habituated to this process.
These Lip Colors stays on the lips for almost 5-6 hours. They don’t bleed, but transfer a bit and they don’t leave any tinge to the lips after wiping off. Applying these lipsticks is very easy as the formula is really creamy and smooth and they glide on the lips effortlessly. Just one swipe is all you need to get an opaque finish, but I love to apply it twice to get a wonderful result. The thing I loved most in this Lip Colors is that they are so light weight. It feels like I don’t have anything on my lips. That is surely a good thing.
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Colors come in four shades-

  •  Natural
  •  Tea Rose
  • Coral
  • Praline

Product Category- Lip colour
Brand- E.L.F.
Price- $3; near about  184 INR(Dirt cheap, ain’t they?)

Packaging: These lip colours come in a twist up pen like packaging with a matte black body and a tight cap. These are super sleek and could be carried even in a wallet. The packaging looks unbelievably classy for its price. The bottom indicates the shade of the lip colour.

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD
ELF Matte Lip Color- Natural

Natural is a n*dish shade with slight pink undertone. I’d say that it might wash out most of the Indian skin tones. I have medium wheatish skin tone with slightly dark lips and Natural looks way too paler than my lip colour. That is not that kind of n*de you’ll like to have. But, it would suit paler skin tones, people with pink undertones. Not a proper n*de for yellow or olive undertones. I love to use this lip colour to conceal my uneven toned lips before applying any light lip shade. It helps to pop out the actually shade. Below are some pictures of Natural-
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD
ELF Matte Lip Color- Tea Rose

Tea Rose is also a neutral shade with slight hint of mauve. I felt Tea Rose is a little creamier than Natural. This is also another pale shade but it doesn’t wash me out. If you have a heavy makeup on your eyes or smoky eyes, this shade will go well with it. You can apply a gloss on top of it to give it more depth. Below are some pictures of Tea Rose-
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

Ups and Downs of ELF Matte Lip Colors-

  • Classy packaging.
  • Perfect creamy matte formula.
  • Very light weight on lips.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Stays for quite a good time.
  •  Doesn’t feather out or smudge off.
  • Decently pigmented.

  • Might not be appropriate for every Indian skin tone.
  • Has a mild wax-like smell, but it can be avoided. Smell doesn’t linger after application.
  • NOT available in India.

All I have to say is- ELF Matte Lip Colors are worth giving a try if you are a neutral-lover. I think these shades should be in every makeupista’s kitty. I know we don’t usually do heavy eye make-ups, then you can use these lippies as base, for they are super creamy and moisturizing or you can use these for eliminating dark patches from your lips. They are super inexpensive yet perfectly formulated. I am not sure about Natural but I am surely going to keep Tea Rose with me.

My Rating- 3.5/5

I hope you liked this review. Feel free to let me know your opinion. What is your favourite neutral lipstick?
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I am here again with yet another haul post. Recently, I bought some products from I got some elf cosmetics products and a Real Techniques brush.

Also, I received my anniversary gift from boyfriend, which is actually a part of the gifts that he will be showering on me (ignore the exaggeration). It’s a ToniQ pouch/coin purse. He got it from Jabong.

I’ve also bought the much raved about Maybelline Colossal Turquoise Kohl from Nykaa.

So, let’s check out what I got-

I was eagerly wanting to buy some elf products, especially the Eye lid primer. When I got an opportunity to club with some other friends, one of them is a good friend Sushmita, I didn’t let the opportunity go. I bought, obviously the eyelid primer along with two of their matte lipsticks, in the shades Natural and Tea Rose (soon to be reviewed) and also laid my hands on the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. 

This is the ToniQ pouch that I received as a gift from boyfriend. I am so in love with the vintage floral prints that it has. This cute little thing has two compartments, that’s another amazing thing. Isn’t it adorable?

Here’s the most talked about turquoise blue kohl by Maybelline. I couldn’t afford to miss it! 

I wanted to try a new cleansing wipes as I was quite bored with my previous ones. I got this facial wipes from Kara, which claims to have the benefits of cucumber and aloe vera. Believe me you guys, it works wonder as a makeup remover. I found it very handy when you want to clean your face or remove your makeup on the go or when you don’t feel like removing your makeup applying makeup remover solutions, cleansers and toner. It does a great job of cleaning your face perfectly.

That’s it by now friends. I hope you liked this small haul. It’s sad to say that this is going to be my last haul for next six months. I am on a shopping ban as I’ve a plan to do something really big for me. Wait for the surprise 😀 

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Hello all! Today I have come up with a Valentine’s Day special eye look which is very simple to achieve and very wearable too. I am a totally no-eyeshadow girl. I mostly apply kajal on my upper and lower lash line and step out just like that. But, it’s Valentine’s Day, so the makeup needs to be special, isn’t it? I chose to create an easy-peasy look for the occasion as you don’t want to spend a lot of time in your eye-makeup. 
** I have done the makeup on my right eye only. I was too lazy that day so couldn’t do makeup on both my eyes. Excuse me for that. 
Now, without wasting time, let’s see the pictures-

~Things I used for this look~

1. MUA Undressed Palette.

2. Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black.
3. Florelle True Khol Pencil
4. Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Mascara.

Brushes & Tools-

5. Vega Angular Blender Brush.
6. ELF Essential Eye Crease Brush.
7. Kryolan Art Brush no. 3810.
8. Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush.
9. ELF Studio Small Angle Brush (my favourite for applying gel liners).
10. Vega Eyelash Curler.

~Eye-shadows Used in this Look~

Shade 1
Shade 9
Shade 2
Shade 10

Shade 3

~How to Achieve the Look~

Before I start creating the look, I lightly fill in my brows with a darker matte brown eye-shadow from the palette and shape it with a spooley brush. 

  • Step 1– Prep your eyes by applying a base for your shadow. If you have darker eyelids, you need to cover up the pigmentation by applying a concealer before the base. 

  • Step 2– Take shade 1 from the palette and apply it all over your eyelids up to the brow-bone using a fluffy brush. Here I have used the Colorbar Blending brush. This step is intended to cancel out any discolouration that you are still left with. This step is completely optional. 

  • Step 3– Take shade 2 and pat it over your lids with a flat eye-shader brush all the way to your crease area. I have used the Vega angular brush for the purpose.

  • Step 4– Next take shade 9 from the palette which is a beautiful pinky-brown shadow and apply it over the lid. You may apply it with a damped brush. That will make the colour more gorgeous. But, as I tried to create a soft and subtle look, I didn’t do that. 

  • Step 5– Take some of shade 10 in a crease brush and apply it on to your crease area.

  • Step 6– To blend in the harsh lines, take some of the light brown shadow, i.e. shade 3, in a blending brush and start blending everything in a back and forth motion. 

  • Step 7– Apply some more shade 1 on the brow-bone for highlighting. 

  • Step 8– Take shade 2 again and apply in on the inner-corners of the eyes to brighten them up. Also this creates an illusion of wide eyes. 

  • Step 9– As the eye look was very simple and subtle, I decided to go for a winger liner to add a little oomph to the look 😉 I chose gel liner over liquid liner to maintain the subtlety of the look. If you feel creating a wing is difficult for you then just do it as you like Jthere are no strict rules. 

  • Step 10– Apply kajal on your lower waterline leaving the inner ⅓ of the lower lash line and smudge it out a bit. Work it out on the outer corners and join the upper and lower lash-line with the kajal. Add some of shade 2 on to that unfilled ⅓ part. This will make your eyes look bigger. 

  • Step 11– Apply two coats of mascara to both top and bottom lashes.  

  • Step 12– Last step, dip your powder brush in to your compact/loose powder and brush off the fallouts under your eyes.

Voila! That’s it guys. I hope I have made myself clear while explaining the steps. Now a few words before I sign off. Valentine’s Day is all about love. If you have love for something or someone you will achieve it in anyway. You don’t need makeup to impress anyone. It’s your inner beauty and your self confidence that makes you stand out from the crowd. Make-up is just a way to enhance your beauty a little more.  This particular look has no rules. You don’t need the particular products I’ve used here. You can your anything similar to the products I’ve used. At the end of the day, what really matters is your happiness. I think, that will be enough for your loved ones.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Those who are single, you don’t need to worry. You can also go for this look too. You don’t need any reason to look beautiful, right?

P.S.– I was always hesitant of posting eye-looks. I wasn’t sure of my ability to bring out a new look myself. But, I have got a grip on that and finally decided to share a look with you all. It’s my first time posting eye makeup looks. Also, my first ever eye makeup tutorial. I know there must be some flaws. I would like to get suggestions from you guys. Good night lovelies

P.P.S.- Excuse my eyebrows :p
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