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Hi, guys! Today, I am going to review the new Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons for you. It’s been quite some time since Lakme has launched these affordable lip crayons in the market. I am probably the last one to review these. You must have already read tonnes of reviews on these, so, I am going to keep it short and simple.

Lakme has launched 10 different shades of this really cute lip crayons among which I was sent 5 shades to try out and review. These are priced at Rs 185 which is really affordable. You also get a sharpener with each lip crayon for free. Isn’t it a great deal?

Price- Rs 185/- for 2.2 g

Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons Review | Cherry On Top

Description of the Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons-

“The Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon is a newly formulated lip colour crayon, for a soft texture and smooth matte finish. Get soft and colourful lips every day, in 10 different shades of your choice. The Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons contain a high level of mineral powders, giving your lips a soft matte finish. It also contains a rich mixture of olive oil and jojoba oil which condition your lips.

Get smooth and matte finish lips with this lip colour crayon by Lakmé that is infused with mineral powders. It has a soft texture and is available in 10 gorgeous shades that suit all Indian skin tones. It also has a rich blend of olive and jojoba oil that simultaneously conditions your lips. For your convenience, the all new Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon comes with a sharpener.

  • Sketch your lips, and make them your canvas with the new Enrich Lip Crayons.
  • A newly formulated lip colour crayon, for a soft texture and smooth matte finish.
  • Enriched with a highly pigmented formula, it delivers an intense colour payoff.
  • A rich mixture of olive oil and jojoba oil conditions your lips.
  • Natural shea and cocoa butter extracts soften and nourish your lips.
  • Get a sharpener free with every Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon (Offer valid till stocks last).”

How to Apply- 

Step 1: Open the cap and start applying the product from the centre of your upper lip.

Step 2: Worked from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.

Step 3: Glide the product across the entire bottom lip.

Step 4: This step is optional but you could use a tissue to blot out the extra product.

Shades-

The Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons range has a collection of 10 different shades. There are pinks, peaches, mauve, coral, red and nude. I am totally impressed by their vast shade range despite being so inexpensive. The shades I got are the following-

Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons Review | Cherry On Top

01 Berry Red

This one is the perfect red lipstick as it has some blue undertones to it. You’ll love it if you are looking for a budget true red matte lipstick. This one applies evenly and is very pigmented. A steal, I would say! It would look good on every Indian skin tone.

02 Red Stop

Another shade that would suit all Indian skin tones, Red Stop is a perfect orange-toned coral red lipstick.

03 Candid Coral

Candid Coral is a bright coral shade. This is such a pretty shade, perfect for summers. You must check this one out if you are looking for a budget-friendly coral lipstick.

Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons Review | Cherry On Top

07 Shocking Pink

This is a pretty fuschia pink in my opinion. It isn’t shocking as the name suggests. This colour has a slight hint of red in it. This is my favourite shade in this collection. This shade would suit almost all skin tones.

09 Cinnamon Brown

Cinnamon Brown is an everyday neutral/nude brown shade. It would be great for ‘no-makeup makeup‘ looks. For me, it is an MLBB shade. This would suit fair to medium skin tones. It would wash out dusky skin tones.

Texture- 

The Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons are said to be matte, but the finish is actually semi-matte. It is a creamy formula that sets into a semi-matte finish. The product is quite sturdy, it doesn’t break while applying.

Staying Power-

These lip crayons stay on my lips for a good 4-5 hours without eating or drinking, which is good for a Rs 185 lipstick. The lip colours fade away from the centre of my lips as I eat or drink.

My Experience with  Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons-

Overall, I am quite happy with the lipsticks. First of all, they are super comfortable on the lips. The application isn’t very smooth. Make sure to moisturize your lips well before the application or it can tug and pull your lips while applying. The lip crayons don’t feel dry on the lips nor do they dry out your lips. They are not completely transfer-proof, the deeper tones have more tendency to transfer than the lighter ones.

Finally, we have a range that is conceptualised keeping college-going girls in mind. The price tag is so affordable that anybody can have their own Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons. I would highly recommend you guys to try at least one from the range. It is worth it.


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Disclaimer- The product was sent by the brand in exchange for an honest review.

Hello, everybody! How are you doing? Today’s post, as you can tell from the title, will be a review and swatches of the newly launched Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Liquid Lipsticks. I will be reviewing the formula of the liquid lipsticks and swatch all shades from the Oriflame Vinyl Gel Liquid Lipsticks collection. Are you as excited as I am?

As a continuation of their liquid lipsticks collection, Oriflame has launched another set of liquid lipsticks which, unlike their previous Matte Mousse collection, is a collection glossy lipsticks. There are 7 shades in this collection that ranges from pinks, purples, reds and one light peach shade. I’ll try and describe the colours as much as I can. So, here goes my review for the new Oriflame Vinyl Gel liquid lipsticks.

Price– Rs 699

Ingredients- Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Isohexadecane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Parfum, BHT, CI 77891, CI 45410, CI 15850, CI 45380, CI 42090

Description- Super-light liquid lipstick goes on like a gel, with an ultra-smooth plexiglass finish in 7 intense shades. Non-sticky, extreme colour coverage. Glides on easily for super-slick lips with perfect colour clarity. Conditioning formula keeps lips feeling soft. A definite head-turner.

Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Review & Swatches | Cherry On Top

Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Review & Swatches | Cherry On Top

Packaging- The Oriflame Vinyl Gel liquid lipsticks come in a transparent plastic tube packaging with steel coloured twist up lid. They can very well stand on their own so, it’s easy for you to store them. The packaging quite reminds me of the Lancome Juicy Shaker lip oils.

Formula- The formulation of these Vinyl Gel liquid lipsticks are very unique in terms of texture and application. The texture is gel like which makes it look like a gloss although it’s not a gloss. It sticks on to the lips and doesn’t bleed at all.

Shades- Oriflame Vinyl Gel Liquid Lipsticks come in 7 different shades ranging from pinks to purples to reds and peaches. Here I have tried my best to decode the shades-

  • Tangerine Tango- This is a pastel peach shade with a hint of coral. This shade is a very bright one, not something I would like to wear. This shade washes me out a bit. It would suit someone with a fair complexion or someone who loves bright/neon-y lip colours.
  • Malibu Blush- This shade is a neon-y pink shade that would look good on fair to medium complexion.
  • Pink Mambo- It is a bright reddish pink. It would suit almost all skin tones.
  • Sunset Burst- Sunset Burst is, as the name suggests, a very bright reddish coral shade.
  • Magnetic Magenta- This is not at all a magenta. This is a bright pink shade with some hint of purple in it.
  • Hot Flamingo- This one is a bright pink and probably my favourite shade among all.
  • Purple Rumba- A deep purple shade that would suit almost all Indian skin tones.

Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Review & Swatches | Cherry On Top

My Thoughts on the Oriflame Vinyl Gel Liquid Lipsticks

I am not a glossy lipstick lover. I am more of a matte lipsticks person. These Oriflame Vinyl Gel Liquid Lipsticks are very moisturising on the lips and feel comfortable for a long time. The staying power is not more than 3-4 hours. They don’t bleed. The glossiness goes away (not completely) after a few hours. They are not smudge-proof or transfer-proof. But then, You cannot expect these qualities from a texture like theirs. The pigmentation of this lipsticks is decent, not exceptionally pigment nor very poorly pigmented. One single application is not enough if you have pigmented lips like I have. You’ll need to apply two coats to get an almost opaque coverage. The thing I don’t like about these lipsticks is they feel very sticky on the lips. Overall, I am quite happy with these lipsticks.

GIVEAWAY

Congrats! You’ve successfully landed to the fun part of this post. I am giving away two brand new Oriflame Vinyl Gel Liquid Lipsticks to two lucky winners. Let’s take a look at the rules first-

  • This giveaway starts from 5th July, 12:00 am IST to 14th July, 12:00 am IST.
  • Giveaway is only for Indian Residents.
  • Anyone who is above 18+ is eligible to enter this giveaway.
  • There will be 5 mandatory entries. If you don’t complete the mandatory entries, you’ll be disqualified and I will not be answerable to any questions regarding this.
  • There will be two Winner and the winners will be chosen randomly, I repeat, randomly. I am not answerable to any questions regarding the selection of the winner. Just believe in my honesty and transparency. I will do the whole process of selecting the winner on Snapchat.
  • I will email the voucher code within one week of the declaration of the winner.
  • This giveaway will be sponsored by Oriflame and they will be sending out the prizes to the winners.
  • Feel free to drop me an email at sayantineebh@gmail.com if any problem arises.
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Hi, guys! Hope you all are doing great. If you are following me for a long time, then you would know that I am a big fan of lip balms. This is something that I can not live without. I always carry a lip balm in my purse wherever I go. I have little dehydrated lips throughout the year. My lips get dry very easily. Plus, I am a matte lipstick lover and I want my lips to look nourished and plump whenever I apply a matte lipstick or matte lip stain. Thus, I cannot think my life without a lip balm. A couple of months ago, a brand called Island Kiss sent me a package containing three of their products. Today, I am going to review those three variants. So, let’s get started.

Island Kiss is a Lip Care  Brand inspired by Tropical Beaches across the world, fragrant coasts, salty air and lush notes of fruit and flower.” Island Kiss manufactures great quality lip moisturisers. All their products are 100% natural, pure and organic. The best thing is that their products are not tested on animals. A big yay for that! Check out more about them on their website http://www.myislandkiss.com/ 

The three variants that I received are Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender, Cherry Blossom Flores and Puerto Berry Blush. I will be reviewing each of the variants individually.

Packaging- All the three variants of the Island Kiss lip moisturisers come in plastic, squeezy tubes with a screw cap closure. The applicator part is slanted resulting in a precise and easy application. Each tube has all the information like shade name, ingredients, direction to use written on it. So, you don’t need to worry if you lose the outer packaging.

Island Kiss Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Lip Moisturiser (Buy here)

Island Kiss Lip Balm Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Review| Cherry On Top

Price– Rs 399/-

Ingredients– Tropical Kokum & Avocado Butter, Organic Beeswax, Stevia, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Pure Castor Oil, Rich Vitamin E Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, English Lavender Essential Oil, French Vanilla Essential Sugar Oil, Natural Organic Colour.

The shade is called Birth Suit Nude. It appears lilac when squeezed out but appears quite transparent on the lips.

Island Kiss Cherry Blossom Flores Lip Moisturiser (Buy here)

Island Kiss Lip Balm Cherry Blossom Flores Review| Cherry On Top

Price- Rs 399/-

Ingredients- Tropical Mango & Avocado Butter, Organic Beeswax, Stevia, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Pure Castor Oil, Rich Vitamin E Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, Japanese Cherry Blossom Essential Oil, Natural Organic Colour.

The shade is called Bunny Pink Tint and it is pale pink in colour.

Island Kiss Puerto Berry Blush Lip Moisturiser (Buy here)

Island Kiss Lip Balm Puerto Berry Blush Review| Cherry On Top

Price- Rs 499/-

Ingredients- Tropical Mango & Avocado Butter, Organic Beeswax, Stevia, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Pure Castor Oil, Rich Vitamin E Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, Citrus Oil, Raspberry Seed Essential Oil, Natural Organic Colour.

The shade is called Berry Cheeky Tint and it is a very pigmented bright reddish pink shade.

My Experience with Island Kiss Tropique Pomade Lip Moisturizers

Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers Review| Cherry On Top
(L-R) Cherry Blossom Flores, Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender, Puerto Berry Blush

I have been using the Island Kiss lip moisturisers for quite some time now and I have noted a few points about them that I am going to share with you now. First of all, do not expect them to be as hydrating as any other lip balm or chapsticks. These are lip moisturisers and they provide more lustre than hydration to your lips. Unlike a lip balm or lip butter, they are really light-weight. That’s why they are good for summers but in winters they cannot moisturise the lips very well and turns dry soon. These lip moisturisers are more like lip glosses. Apart from that, I like them for their lightweight property, they smell really good, they are organic, made of natural ingredients, do not contain lead, have SPF 15 and most importantly they are cruelty-free. The variants Cherry Blossom Flores and Puerto Berry Blush are more pigmented compared to the Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender one. Puerto Berry Blush is my favourite of them all only because of the pigmentation and texture. It is also the most long lasting among the three.

Being gel/gloss like texture, you cannot wear them underneath your matte lipstick. They are good for daily use. The plastic tube packaging makes it perfect to travel with and also very hygienic. I would not recommend these if you are looking for something to try out this winter, but they are definitely great for summers. People with extremely dry or chapped lips should avoid them. I will repurchase the Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender and Puerto Berry Blush whenever I run out of them.

Have you used any one of these Island Kiss lip moisturisers before? How was your experience?


That’s it for today’s review. I have a lot more posts coming up this week. So, don’t forget to stay updated. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for regular updates. Add me on Snapchat for more fun and a sneak-peek of my life.

Disclaimer– Product sent by the brand in exchange for an honest review.

October Favourites| Makeup, Skincare, Tech| 2015| Cherry On Top Blog
Hello all, happy weekend! First of all, I want to say that I am deeply affected by the news of the attacks in Paris. My heart goes out for the families of the victims. Let’s pray for Paris and the entire World. Let there be peace on earth.

Finally, all the festivities are over (I feel so low writing this) for now, until Christmas and all of us are headed back to our works. So, I am back with a new post for you guys. Today, I am going to talk about my October favorites. I know I am a little too late for this. It’s mid-November and I am writing about my October faves. But, there is always an excuse (which I am not going to repeat again!). So, without further ado, let me show you the products that have made it to my list of favourites.

October Favourites| Makeup, Skincare, Tech| 2015| Cherry On Top Blog


1. Vichy Eau Thermale- (150ml for 650/-)

I got this product in May and I have been using it continuously since then. I use it so much that I think I am now totally addicted to it. Since it’s getting cold and dry, I had to put it aside but believe me, it’s a tough job! This miraculous spray has done a great job for me during those scorching summer days. It made my face feel fresh and rejuvenated every time I sprayed it onto my face. I am kind of addicted to facial mists now and the Vichy Thermal Water is the reason behind it. I am going to post a full review on it very soon. Don’t forget to keep an eye on my Facebook Page for updates! 
Price- 650/- for 150ml


2. Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water (200ml for 875/-)

If you are following this blog for quite some time, you must know that I had posted about the Kama Ayurveda Festive Gift Box for Durga Puja about a month ago. The box contained three full-sized skincare products which included the Pure Rose Water. This is perfect for you if you have oily skin issues. I have a very oily t-zone and the Rose Water has helped me controlling the oiliness around the area. I use it twice a day as a toner onto my cleansed face. As I told you earlier, I am a facial mist lover and this is certainly one of my favourites. Again, a full review on it is coming really soon. 
Price- 875/- for 200ml


October Favourites| Makeup, Skincare, Tech| 2015| Cherry On Top Blog


3. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Solution 

I used this product throughout the month of October to remove my makeup. It proved to be a saviour for during those festive days. I totally depended on this product. I just want to tell you that it did not worked so well for waterproof mascaras. It did remove it but not entirely. I have moved on to something new and it has already become my favourite. I have a full review on the Bioderma Sensibio H20 if you want to check out (click on the subtitle). 

Price- 599/- for 100ml 

October Favourites| Makeup, Skincare, Tech| 2015| Cherry On Top Blog


4. Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick in Coral Flare 

This was my favourite go to lipstick for the month of October. I love the shade. It’s coral and it suits my skin tone so very well. I love everything about it from the texture to the formula. Matte, coral lips are always sensational! I have a full review on this lipstick too. Click the above link to read the review.

Price- 700/- 

5. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Unapologetic 

If you guys remember my Aplava Haul then you will know that this lip product was one of the items I got from that website. At first, I was a little skeptical about the shade because I thought it might wash me out but fortunately it did not. It goes really well with my complexion. I wore this like crazy during the Puja days. It has to be my current favourite lip colour. I had reviewed another shade from this range. If you are interested, you can click here to read. 

Price- 860/-

October Favourites| Makeup, Skincare, Tech| 2015| Cherry On Top Blog


6. Fame App

Now, on to the tech fave. The #Fame app has been my favourite ever since I did my first beam! I got an invitation from the Fame team to do some live beams (beams are just live streaming, nothing exceptional!) to which I readily agreed. As a blogger, the best thing that can happen to you ever is to chat with your readers and get their feedback, live! I did not want to miss the golden opportunity, so I created an account and started beaming. Now, I have been beaming for a month and a half and I am loving this experience. I am so glad and humbled that you guys are following me, liking my beams and appreciating my efforts. The #Fame app is available (free) both for Android and iOS. You can download the app here- http://dl.livfame.com/social. If you want to watch me live, my username is sayantinee. I would love to see you all there!
October Favourites| Makeup, Skincare, Tech| 2015| Cherry On Top Blog


So, that was it for this post. I hope you liked my October favourites. Tell me what are you loving at this moment. I will be back with a new post soon. Till then, be safe & keep smiling!

Hi all, how was your day? Mine was a boring one. No one likes to study all day!

Anyways, today I have a very colourful post for you all. It’s March already, the transition time from Spring to Summer. Moreover, tomorrow is Bengal’s version of Holi. So, I thought of creating a look that is soft with a pop of colour. I chose the colours pink, peach and teal for this look. Have a look-



Products used-

(Face)

  • Lakme CC Cream
  • Kyolan Derma Colour Camouflage D-30
  • Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
  • NYX Blush in Bourgeois Pig
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact
(Eyes)
  • E.L.F. Eye-lid Primer
  • Beauty UK Eyeshadow Palette- Soho (Used the 1st row, 2nd Shade from the left)
  • Maybelline Colossal Liner
  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner- 87
  • Maybelline Hyper Curl Mascara
(Lips)
  • Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick- Thrilling Pink
  • Maybelline High Shine Lip Gloss- Electric Shock


How to Achieve the Look- 
Step 1: I started with my face first. I prepped my face with the Lakme CC Cream and then after color correcting my dark circles with the Kryolan Derma Color Camouflage cream, I concealed the under-eyes area and finished it off with a compact powder. Then I used a matte pink blush to the apples of my cheeks slightly dragging it diagonally. 
You can apply a highlighter too, but as my skin has started getting very oily, I skipped it. 
Step 2: Prep your eyes using a eyelid primer to prevent the eye-shadows from creasing. To make everything simple and short, I have used only one shadow to the lids. I took the peach-y shade from the Beauty UK palette, you can use any peach eye-shadow to achieve this look. After the eye-shadow, I then lined my upper lash-line with a liquid liner as thin as possible. Then, I tight-lined my eyes and applied a few coats of mascara only to the upper lashes. With the help of a stiff angled brush, I then lined my lower lash line with a teal coloured gel/cream eye-liner. This gives a sudden lift to the look.


Step 3: I applied a soft pink matte lipstick and then topped it off with a bright pink gloss. If you want the look to be less glossy, you can always blend the lip colours with the help of your finger.

That’s all, peeps! I hope you liked the look. The whole idea of this post is to share my ideas with you. You can always change the shades to create a whole new look as per your liking. If you ever re-create this look, don’t forget to share your pictures with me. I would like to showcase them on my social media. I will be back again very soon with a new post for you. Till then stay safe and keep smiling! Happy Holi in advance! 
Save water, be kind to animals and celebrate the festival of colours safely and sincerely. Lots of love. 
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Hi all! It’s been a long time since my first and so far last eye makeup tutorial which was posted in the month of February. As the festival of lights and glamour a.k.a Diwali is around the corner, I thought of doing another makeup tutorial for you, theme being the lights and sparkles of Diwali. You must agree with me that nothing comes in mind except for golden eye-makeup when it comes to Indian festive makeup look.
Here is my look inspired by the glitz and glam of the most glamorous Indian festival. Hope you enjoy it. Please read this post till the end for the disclaimer. Now, let’s get into the post-
Products Used-


(Face)
Ponds’ BB Cream
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer
Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact
L’Oreal True Match Blush in Rosy Cheeks

(Eyes)
ELF Eyelid Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
MUA Glamour Nights Palette (Golden and Black)
MUA Undressed Palette (Shade 1)
Maybelline Colossal Kajal
MUA Eyeliner (White)
Maybelline The Volume Express Mascara

(Brows)
MUA Glamour Nights Palette (Black)

(Lips)
Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick- Oh My Magenta
Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss- True Love

(Brushes & Tools)
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Faces Eye Shader Brush
ELF Small Angled Brush
Colorbar Emphaseyes Blending Brush
ELF Crease Brush
Faces Eyelash Curler
Gone Gold | Simple and Easy Festive Makeup Tutorial (Step by Step)

Step 1: Prep your face with your favourite foundation and concealer and set it with a compact or loose powder.
Step 2: Fill in your brows with a black or deep brown eye shadow or eyebrow powder understanding your skin-tone. [Tip: Use an angled brush to fill in your eye-brows. It works precisely on the arches.]
Step 3: Prime your eyelids with any eyelid primer. I have used my favourite ELF eyelid primer. This step is mandatory in order to make your eye makeup last longer no matter how long you let yourself on the dance-floor.
Step 4: Now, apply the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold all over your lids, leaving the crease area. This will act as a base and will give your eye shadows something to stick to. [Tip: Apply the product with your finger. It will allow you to work smooth and it will distribute the product evenly on the lids.]
Step 5: Apply a golden eye shadow that best matches your skin all over the lids with the help of a good shader brush. Here you can also use your fingers to apply the eye shadow.
Gone Gold | Simple and Easy Festive Makeup Tutorial (Step by Step)
Step 6: Take a crease brush and apply a little bit of any matte black eye shadow and dab it on the outer ‘v’ of your eyes. Don’t overdo it. We just want a subtle hint of black to eliminate the flatness of the eye look and add a little definition.  
Step 7: Blend it very well with a fluffy blending brush. [Tip: When you are using a black eye-shadow, make sure you blend it extra carefully. Don’t drag it to the entire lid.]
Step 8: Tightline the upper waterline with a jet black kohl. I have used the Maybelline Colossal Kajal as it lasts long. Curl your lashes and apply multiple coats of mascara. Make sure you apply generous coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes as we are not using any eyeliner to define the eyes. In this case, mascara will do it. Apply a flesh-tone shade to the brow bones. [Tip: Use a long-wear and water-resistant eye-pencil for tightlining the eyes. It won’t transfer and won’t smear the eye with black kohl.]
Step 9: Apply white kohl on your lower waterline. With the help of the same angled brush and black eye-shadow you used for the eyebrows and trace along your lower lash line, leaving the inner corners of your eyes. [Tip: Applying white liner on the lower waterline creates the illusion of bigger eyes.]
Step 10: Final look.
Gone Gold | Simple and Easy Festive Makeup Tutorial (Step by Step)
You can use your choice of products, it’s not mandatory to use what I used.

~Finished look~

Gone Gold | Simple and Easy Festive Makeup Tutorial (Step by Step)

Disclaimer:
1. Makeup is not what I think is extremely important in our lives, nor that I preach that everyone should use makeup. Some like makeup and some don’t. It’s just like some people love dressing up and some love to be in their pajamas most of the time (Even I belong to the latter category :P). So, there is nothing wrong in doing makeup and nothing wrong in not doing it as well. One should not be judged in terms of their preferences.  
2. I am not a makeup guru, nor that am I claiming myself a makeup expert. It’s just what I tried on myself and wanted to share with all of you. There are many expert makeup artists and bloggers who are way better than me. I do not compare myself to them as I feel I have a long way to walk before I reach that level. Please do not judge me.

The title of the post makes me the ‘official Gone Girl fanatic’. LOL 😛

I hope you liked the look and the tutorial. Feel free to comment below. Show your love, write down your queries and expert advices. Love you all. Till next time. Bye J

I am here again with yet another haul post. Recently, I bought some products from iHerb.com. 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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Makeup is an integral part of my life. It’s not that I do makeup on a daily basis but most of the time when I am heading out, I like to do some makeup no matter how basic it is. If not a full face makeup, I cannot skip my kajal and lipstick and some compact if necessary. As much as I love doing makeup, I love taking it off at the end of the day. Let me confess something, I am a big makeup remover hoarder. I always have two spare bottles of makeup remover at my home! Recently, I have been loving the Brillare Micellar Water Mist to remove my everyday makeup. Keep reading this post for a brief review and a demo.

Price- Rs 500 for 100ml

About the Product-

Our skin gets exposed to many extremes of environment. These extremes may lead to the imbalance of core skin structure. Ectoin® restrengthens the skin ability to fight extreme environments. ATP infused papaya and algae extracts maintain the healthy glow & energy level while boosting natural moisturisation factor of skin.

The biphasic cleansing system of micellar water clears away makeup and other skin impurities with deeper pore purification.

Brillare scince Micellar Water Mist Review, Demo, Price

Packaging- Brillare Micellar Water Mist comes in a transparent plastic spray bottle. The label on the bottle consists of all the information about the product. The bottle comes inside a cardboard packaging that bears every information about the product.

Ingredients- Aqua, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Hexylene Glycol, Capryloyl Glycine, Xylityl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Glucoside, Glycerine, Adenosine Triphosphate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) fruit extract, Phenoxyethanol, Algin, Sodium Hydroxide, Ectoin, Disodium Edta, Amyris Balsamifera Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia fruit oil, Ribes Nigrum Bud Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens oil, Eugenia caryophyllus Bud Extract,, Cananga Odorata flower oil.

How to Use- Spray 4 to 5 pumps on a fresh cotton pad. Wipe off impurities with cotton pad pressed gently against the skin and with upward/downward cleaning strokes for entire face including eyelid. Rinsing off the face is not required.

My Experience with Brillare Micellar Water Mist

Brillare scince Micellar Water Mist Review, Demo, Price

As I mentioned earlier, I am very particular about my makeup removal routine. No matter how tired I am, I never ever go to bed with makeup on. I always go for a makeup remover that is very mild and gentle on the skin and that doesn’t cause tugging and pulling of the skin because that might result in premature ageing and appearing of fine lines.

I have been using this Brillare Micellar Water Mist since December and I just love it. I used to use a bi-phase makeup remover (that contains water and oil) and it worked great for my makeup, especially heavy-duty waterproof eye makeup, but since I got my hands on this Micellar Water Mist, I haven’t looked back. One thing I really appreciate about the packaging is that they have made it a spray bottle, unlike any other brands. The spray nozzle assures you don’t use excess product or waste product.

How I like to use it is, spray twice (for light to medium makeup, thrice for heavy and waterproof makeup) on a cotton pad and press and swipe it along my face. For my eyes and lips, I like to press that cotton pad there for 10-15 seconds and then wipe it out. That process is followed by a gentle face wash. You can also use it when you are not wearing makeup. Let me tell you how. You can make it the first step of your skincare. Just take one spray on a cotton pad and swipe it across your face just to get rid of any traces of dirt and sweat off your face. It has glycerine so it will add some kind of hydration to your face and also take care of your skin.

It is also free from paraben, formaldehyde, artificial fragrance and colour.

Step-by-Step Demo-

Step 1:  Spray some product on a cotton pad.

Brillare scince Micellar Water Mist Review, Demo, Price

Step 2: Swipe it across wherever you need.

Step 3: Swipe away any other remainings with the other side of the cotton pad.

Brillare scince Micellar Water Mist Review, Demo, Price

 

Overall, I really liked this product and will certainly repurchase. It could be a perfect substitute for the Bioderma Micellar Water but in a much lesser price tag.

 

Which is your favourite micellar water?

Disclaimer- Product sent by the brand in exchange for an honest review.


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Hi, guys! Durga Puja is right around the corner and I know a lot of you have already started your Puja shopping by now. But, there are a lot of people who are still wondering what to buy and what not to buy. I get a lot of messages regarding inexpensive yet good quality makeup products. So, I thought why not share my list of budget-friendly Durga Puja Makeup Essentials so that you guys get a good list of affordable beauty when you need it the most, the time of all Indian festivals.

To simplify everything, I have categorized everything. In order of their usage, I have listed all the essential makeup needs-

  • Primer

Primer is an essential makeup product that we usually tend to avoid due to lack of knowledge or lack of energy. A good primer acts as a shield between your skin and your makeup. It prevents your makeup from going into your pores. Primer smoothes out the skin surface making the makeup application easier and helps the makeup to set and last longer. Certain primers also help mattify the skin.

Nivea Men After Save Balm is hands down one of the best face primers available in the market that too at such an affordable price tag. The product cost around Rs 250/- and gives the best result possible. People are going gaga over this product for all the valid reasons.

You can also use Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel which acts as a decent primer for combination to oily skin types. It retails for Rs 40/-.

  • Foundation

Choosing a good foundation and concealer within Rs 500/- is a bit tough. I did not want to include something that I won’t use myself. For me, your base makeup is the vital thing and for a festive season, I do not intend to use a foundation that doesn’t have decent coverage. Most of the foundations that are under Rs 500/- and are easily available in the market do not provide good coverage. So, I went ahead and researched a bit and found out a foundation that provides medium coverage, minimizes the pores and has a ‘feather-light, oil-free formula’. This is the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation that retails for Rs 450/-

  • Concealer

For concealer, I found out this panstick on Amazon called Olivia Panstick which ranges between Rs 120/- to Rs 240/- (there were different prices for different sellers). This pan stick is waterproof and sweatproof, gives you high coverage and it also has SPF 12. However, I have not used this myself but I am intending to buy one and review it for you very soon.

  • Powder

Since I have started using loose powders, I don’t reach out for compacts anymore. Coloressence HD Powder is a decent loose powder to try out. It sets the foundation, controls oil and gives you a bit more coverage. This powder is priced at Rs 350/-.

If you are looking for a cheaper option in a compact form, I would highly recommend you guys try out the Maybelline White Superfresh Compact which retails for Rs 150/-. I use it myself and I can swear by it.

>> Read my review of the Maybelline White Superfresh Compact

  • Blush

There are a lot of options available when it comes to blushes under Rs 500/-. There is Maybelline, Essence, Faces, Coloressence, Nicka K, Rimmel etc. All these brands I mentioned are trustworthy. If you want me to pick up anything, I would go for Maybelline Color Show (Rs 299/-) or Essence Blush Up (Rs 399/-).

 

  • Highlighter

Your Durga Puja Makeup Essentials cannot be complete without a good highlighter. I cannot imagine myself leaving my house without some glow game on. Finding a good highlighter under Rs 500 is a bit tough because the cheaper ones are most likely to be chunky and the application might be patchy. But, the Sivanna Colors Shimmer Highlighter is something that everyone swears by. It is insanely pigmented, finely milled and long-lasting. It retails for Rs 400/- on Amazon.

  • Lipstick

There are quite a lot of options available within Rs 500 but in this post, I will answer the question that most of you always ask me, the best red lipstick within budget. Undoubtedly, it has to be Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in Red Coat. This is one of the best red lipsticks within the budget available in Indian market. It is priced at Rs 480/- and it is an alleged dupe of MAC’s classic red lipstick Ruby Woo. How cool is that!

The previous formula of these lipsticks was quite drying but the new primer+matte formula has changed that into a comfortable wear.

I have ordered an eyeshadow palette from Amazon which is still on the way. I will do a review on that on my YouTube channel. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel, do it now!

This post is in collaboration with 8 other Bengali bloggers just to celebrate the sublimity of Bengal’s favourite festival, Durga Puja. So, 9 of us have come together to talk about beauty, fashion, food and many other things that you need to indulge in before the festivity. Do check out everyone’s post to get the complete package before Durga Puja.

Please do visit Papri Ganguly’s blog next. She has created a very pretty soft cut-crease eye makeup inspired by the Devi herself. Here’s the link to her post- Soft Cut Crease Devi Inspired look| Festive Look 3| Durgapuja Collab

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Three things that I have always (not so) secretly desired are a perfect matte red lipstick within budget, a wallet that never gets empty and a packet of healthy chips. Well, although I am still on a hunt for the first two but I have finally found the latter.

Recently, when my sister and I hosted a party at our place we though we should do something adventurous with the snacking option. As both of us were busy studying the entire day, we rejected the idea of cooking snacks ourselves and instead we thought of serving Terra Chips to our guests. I had heard a lot about this brand before and I did not want to miss this opportunity to try them.

We had three variants of Terra Chips- Original, Mediterranean Sea Salt and Blue Potato. We chose three different dips for our chips.

We served it at the beginning of the party and our girls loved them. Two batches were finished in minutes. It was that good. Generally people don’t like to stuff themselves with food at the beginning of a party, especially if it is chips or something fried. But, Terra Chips are not just chips, they are gourmet snacks with less oil and spice which is healthy and comforting.

At the end of the party, my friends said that they had never eaten something like it before. Our party-starter was a hit. I am quite sure Terra Chips would be a part of every party we will be attending after that party.

About Terra

Terra is a brand of chips that is famous across the globe for their exotic flavours and ingredients. If there is anything called a luxury snacks brand, that definitely has to be Terra. TERRA is a brainchild of two New York-based chefs Dana Sinkler and Alex Dzieduszycki.  This brand is famous for its gourmet snacking.

Snacking Adventure with Terra| Cherry On Top

How is Terra Different from Others

Snacking Adventure with Terra| Cherry On Top

Snacking Adventure with Terra| Cherry On Top

Not typical to other brands, Terra is quite distinguishable from its packaging to taste. Terra chips are made with real vegetables. The exotic vegetables like Taro, Candy-striped beet, Blue potato, Batata, Yuca etc. are some of the main ingredients of these chips. Terra chips are a blend of these real, whole vegetables with mouth-watering flavours. These chips are not only a good blend of flavours but also a blend of vibrant colours.  The crunch, the taste will definitely take you on an exotic culinary journey.

My Experience with Terra Chips

When I received this beautiful black box with three variants of Terra chips, I was overjoyed. Firstly, I love healthy snacking (I should eat healthier though) and lastly because I had heard a lot of good things about this brand. I received the three variants, namely- Mediterranean Herbs and A Hint of Lemon, Original Sea Salt, and Blues Sea Salt. All of them tasted quite good. The Mediterranean and Original ones are made of Parsnip, Taro, Sweet Potato, Yuca and Batata and Blues is made of naturally blue potatoes. Among all three of them, Blues is my most favourite one. All these variants have the goodness real veggies in them and the veggies are non-GMO which means they are not genetically modified. In one word, they are wholesome. The flavours are fresh, really crunchy and less oily. It gives you a feeling as you are eating something healthy. These are also great as party starters when you serve the perfect assortment of snacks that is a treat to both your tongue and your eyes.

I would recommend you guys try at least a bag of this and try it out yourself. TERRA chips are available online on Amazon or you can buy them from your nearest Godrej Nature’s Basket store. I hope you guys found this review helpful. Don’t forget to comment and share if you did. See you in my next post. Till then, be safe & keep smiling!

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