Friday, 20 September 2013

Review: Rouge G Guerlain lipstick in Garconne

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

Rouge G de Guerlain
Exceptional Complete Lip Color

The Luxury Jewellery Lipstick 

Lipstick is reinvented in an exceptional Jewel with Rouge G, a subtle balance of intense color and the comforting pleasure of a lip balm. Behind this creation is an astounding formula; a unique combination of ruby powder for spectacular radiance, hyaluronic acid spheres for perfectly smooth lips and wild mango butter for lasting hydration. 

Lips are intensely colored, perfectly smoothed, moisturized and plumped up. For excessively perfect lips. 

A truly exceptional lip palette, lip glamour, comes in 20 colorful shades as luxurious as they are radiant. 

Rouge G also comes in four Rouge G Le brilliant shades to dress lips in a luxurious scintillating effect. 

A lipstick cannot get better than this both in terms of formula and packaging. It's a pure luxury. Incredibly luxurious packaging, a long wearing formula along with hydrating and moisturizing properties. What else do you want in a lipstick! The best formula I have ever tried. I can't rave enough about this lipstick. 

I bought the shade Garconne, which is bold and intense real red, with very slight blue undertones. I delivers the full color in just one single swipe, and it's going to be my favorite red of all the red lipsticks that I own. 

Packaging wise, I loved the palette packaging concept for lipstick, but it is horribly prone to finger prints. The whole assembly is quite heavier for a lipstick. Because, it's a palette packaging its not an easy stuff to store. But, I would not want to store this luxury lipstick with my regular lipsticks anyway!

Price: INR 2750/0 for 5 gms of product. 

If you have budget to splurge on a luxury lipstick, go ahead and try these. I am sure going to buy more shades from this range.

I will not rant more, here are some pictures, swatches and an FOTD with this lipstick. 

From Left to Right: Chanel Rouge Paris, MAC Ruby Woo, Revlon CB Ruby Red, Guerlain Garconne, MAC Red, MAC Russian Red

I hope you liked the color and found the review helpful. Have you tried Rouge G lipsticks? I am looking for an everyday shade (peachy-pink or a coral shade) in Rouge G. Do you have any suggestions? Please share you favorite shades from Rouge G in the comments below.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Lots of Love


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Monday, 16 September 2013

Review: Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

Mascara for me is a must have make-up product. I like trying different mascaras, but, I was always repulsive of trying high end mascaras. Although, I have tried a few in the past. 

Check my reviews of a couple of high end mascaras :
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lash Effect Mascara here 
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara (water proof) here

I am a big fan of Chanel make-up and when Le Volume de Chanel mascara was launched and heard a lot of YT beauty gurus raving about it, I went ahead and bought this mascara. Since, then there is no looking back. By far this is the best mascara I have tried so far. Extreme volume in just one coat for my naturally long and curled lashes. 

This high precision mascara achieves instant volume and intensely lush color in a single stroke. Its innovative formula expands, plumping lashes to its fullest. The exclusive new 'Snowflakes' brush combines long and short bristles to deliver an extreme, eye-opening effect. 

True to every single word described by the company. It did not disappoint me in any way. It gave my fullest volume in just one single coat as claimed by the company. The brush is big with long and short bristles which is tapered in the end to reach every corner. I felt that the formula is not very thin or thick, just right to get luscious thick lashes. It comes a very elegant and chic black tube. As per Chanel's website this is a LE mascara, but, there are lot of pieces left in the store. 

Price: INR 2000.00 for 6 gms of product 

2k for a mascara, I questioned my sanity a lot of times before buying, but, I have no regrets. This mascara lived up to every single claim made by the company. So, if you have the budget 2k on a mascara, go ahead and pick yourself one tube of magnificence before it goes out of stock.  

Here are couple of eotd's where I am wearing Le Volume de Chanel mascara. I get this volume in just one coat. 

I hope you all found the review helpful. Have you tried Le Volume de Chanel Mascara? How was your experience? Which is your favorite high end mascara? Do share with me in the comments below. 

Lots of Love 


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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Review: Nars Blush in Oasis

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy.

Today I am presenting to you another blush from Nars - Oasis which I bought quite sometime back and was pending getting reviewed. Nars describe this blush as Sparkling Pink Champagne, which to me is a dusty pink shade with gold sparkle. The sparkle is not over powering at all, in fact it doesn't transfer to skin, at least on my skin. The sparkles leave a barely there sheen, if you look at with microscopic eyes. I really like how this blush looks on me, very natural flush of color. I feel this blush will work through out the year. Great blush to be paired with smokey eyes. 

The formula is a bit drier and not as creamy as Nars Sin, Orgasm or other shimmery blushes. The formula is a bit similar to Desire. However, this doesn't affect it's application, applies very smoothly without being patchy and blends easily. Like my all other Nars blushes, this blush also stays put nicely for more than 6 hours on me. No fading and no budging. 

This blush has decent pigmentation and a little goes a long way. I love that this blush has build-able pigmentation and easily workable. I can see this blush suiting a variety of skin tones. It's not too cool toned or warm toned. 

Packaging is standard Nars rubbery velvet, which is sturdy, but is highly prone to accumulate dust and looks awful after a few days. 

Price: USD 29.00 

Here are a few pictures of the blush a me wearing this blush with green smokey eye look: 

I hope you all liked the blush and found the review helpful. 

I have been busy Ganesh Pooja at home. So, a little slow in posting and updating the blog. 

Have a lovely week ahead and Happy Sunday. 

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Review: YSL Le Teint De Touche Éclat Foundation

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

I indulged into this INR 3000.00 foundation as I wanted a foundation that suits my skin during winters, when it is relatively dry than during warmer months. 

Inspired by YSL's signature Touche Éclat highlighting pen, this foundation with SPF 19/PA++, claims to give you an illuminated skin without being too heavy. This foundation is infused in a weightless fluid that targets shadowy areas and highlight the contours of the face. With medium to build-able coverage, this foundation hides skin's imperfections enhancing its natural beauty. Now, these are very tall claims by the company. Let's see how it fares. 

When I went ahead to buy this foundation I was very much aware that this is not a medium-full coverage foundation that I normally prefer as I have all nasty things like acne scars, redness around the nose and discoloration around the chin on my face. So, long story short, my skin is not at all perfect and will need to build it up in areas of concern. 

I tried it in the store and roamed around with this foundation on and quite liked it. To my surprise it didn't turn my face greasy, though, I roamed around only for a couple of hours. I used Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder to powder my skin and set the foundation. When I tried it for the whole day, it did turn my face oily a bit after a few hours (in about 4 hours, but, not so oily that I couldn't bear the oiliness or turning my face look into a grease ball. With minor touch up in the T-Zone, it was all right again. However, it started fading in about 6+ hours. I researched more about this foundation on the internet, read a few more reviews and company's claims again. The company never claimed it to be a long wearing foundation. It just claimed to give you a nice and healthy illuminated base. So, this is not for you if you are looking for a long wearing foundation. 

Now, coming to the finish and coverage. To my surprise it gave a good coverage, leaving very little areas that required concealer (I think my spots have become much lighter now a days). I needed about two pumps, dotted the foundation on the center of my face and buffed it out using my Sigma F80 brush, to get about medium coverage, which I perfected by pin point concealing using my MAC Studio Finish Concealer. 

My skin looked perfect, as if it was illuminated from within, imparting a very healthy glow. When I wore to dinner date, even my husband noticed my skin was glowing and looked nicer. As I said earlier, my face started getting oily in about 4 hours. What I felt about this foundation was my natural skin was peeking out (in a good way) and it felt just like my natural skin but much better and healthier. This is a great foundation for those with dry to combination skin. You ladies are gonna love this. 

I was matched to shade, Beige Dore 50 (BD50). I thought BD 50 is little bit more neutral or less yellow for my liking, but, having said that it's doesn't look ashy at all. It just blends with my natural skin tone. The shade BD 50 is comparable with Nars Stromboli, Stromboli being more yellow. 

I literally loved it's packaging, however, it's heavier if you want to travel with it. It's sleek cylindrical glass bottle with a pump dispenser and plastic golden cap that has YSL logo on the top. The pump dispenser dispenses out just the right amount of product but the pump mechanism is not as smooth as my Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation bottle's pump. 

Price: INR 3000.00 for 30 ml of the product. 

Overall, this a great foundation for those with dry to combination skin. Oily skin ladies be careful and set the foundation with powder, best, I would recommend using it in winters if your skin is more dry. This is on a pricier side for an everyday foundation. I am going to preserve this foundation for special occasions, as I am very happy with how my skin looks with this foundation on. 

Here are the pictures, comparative swatches and a few pictures of me wearing this foundation. 

Left to Right: Nars Sheer Glow in Stromboli, Chanel Perfection Lumiere in #24 Beige Ambré, YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat #BD50 Beige Doré

For a tutorial of this look, click here

I hope you guys found the review helpful. Have you tried this foundation yet? What are your views about this foundation, I would really like to know.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Review: Nars Blush in Madly

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

Nars Madly, as described by Nars is a warm soft-focus seashell pink. I would characterize this blush as warm beige with pink undertones and barely there sheen. When I saw this blush, I thought, this wouldn't do any good to my medium-tanned skin, but once on, my face was glowing and since then this is one my favorite blushes when I want barely there touch of blush. 

I can see this blush working for a wide range of skin tones. It is light enough for fair ladies and pigmented enough for medium-tanned skin ladies like mine. The formula is buttery smooth and glides very easily on skin without being patchy. It stays good on me for 5-6 hours without fading and doesn't make my skin oily over the time. 

What I found that the pigments of this blush are little loosely packed, which makes the packaging messy and wasting a little product. However, this does not alter the quality of the blush. 

Like other Nars Blushes, this comes in a sturdy black velvetty packaging, which I hate. 

Price: USD 29.00 

Here are a few pictures of the blush Madly: 

Without Flash Indoors Natural Lighting
With Flash Indoors in Natural lighting

I compared this blush with Nars Luster (Review here) and MAC Mineralize blush in Warm Soul (Pictures and swatches here). I feel that Madly is beige-pink, while Luster is more warm & peach and Warm Soul is more or less identical and almost a dupe, which you can in the swatches below. Here are the pictures of these three blush together and swatches: 

Here's how this blush looks my NC40 skin tone: 

I hope you all liked the blush and found the review helpful. 

Have a lovely week ahead. 

Lots of Love


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tutorial - Changing season Gold, Green and Navy Eyes with Coral Lips and Cheeks!

Hello Everyone

Hope you all are happy and healthy.

I have a makeup tutorial today inspired by the changing season. Changing season not really true for Mumbai! But, in many parts of the world the season has already started changing from Summer to Autumn. I did the eyes inspired by changing season using gold, green and navy colors that are predominantly Autumn Colors. I paired the colorful eyes with coral lips and cheeks to capture the warmth that is still there in the weather. Hope this makes sense. 

Products used: 
  • YSL Le Teint Touch Eclat Illuminating Foundation in Beige Dore
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC 42 + Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #2 for hiding my under eye darkness (Click here to see my routine)
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC42 for hiding my blemishes and dark spots 
  • Chanel Soleil de Tan Bronze Universal (applied with a large kabuki brush under my cheek bones, under my jaw line and on the temples)
  • Nars Bronzer in Laguna (contoured in the hollows of my cheeks and nose a little bit using a small brush)
  • Nars Blush in Amour
  • Nars Highlighter in Albatross
  • MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre 
  • MAC Eyeshadows: Goldmine, Humid, Prussian, Juxt 
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Gel Liner in Stay Midnight
  • Inglot Kohl in Black 
  • Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir

  • MAC Hibiscus Lipstick
  • Estee Lauder lipgloss in Rock Candy

Here's a step by step tutorial: 
  • Step 1: Started with priming my lids using MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
  • Step 2: Applied Goldmine eye shadow in the inner half of the lid using MAC 239 brush

  • Step 3: Applied Humid in the outer half of the lid using MAC 239 brush and blend the two colors well. 
  • Step 4: Applied Prussian in the outer V and blending it in the crease using MAC 217 brush

  • Step 5: Applied Juxt eye shadow on the brow bone,  using MAC 224 brush, to act as a transition color 
  • Step 6: Applied Prussian eye shadow under the lower lash line using MAC 219 brush
  • Step 7: Applied Goldmine eye shadow in the inner corner of the lower lash line. Then traced Estee Lauder Gel liner in Stay Midnight in the lower water line and Inglot Kohl in the upper water line. Finished the look with the same Estee Lauder gel liner on upper lash line and mascara. Filled the brows using MAC Brun eye shadow and MAC Clear Gel. 

I hope you all liked the look inspired by changing season in many parts of the world. 

Have a lovely week ahead. 

Lots of Love