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Casually formal!

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Okay…so I am back with a post that I shot for in January during my birthday on a formal outfit, and because I did not post it at the right time, after looking at the pictures you might end up feeling that winter isn’t out of me yet. We can only hope, duh!

I have a knack for combining formals and casuals. Like a cool t-shirt with formal pants or a formal skirt and blouse with sport shoes or converse, to get the interesting combinations that give all the cool comfort. I must tell you how convenient this is if you want to utilize your wardrobe efficiently. YES!

Here I am wearing a formal A-Line dress in navy blue by Tommy Hilfiger and what color can better bring class to an outfit. I accessorized it with a peachy white watch, again by Tommy. I could not find both the items online but check out a similar dress here and a similar watch here. Now to add what I call a casually formal twist, I paired the dress with a white shoe by Zara. You might have seen me wearing this shoe in many of my posts. This is undoubtedly my go to pair, and I feel I can justify any outfit with it.

For the hair, though my curls would have worked fine, I decided to blow dry my hair to straight with out-curls and middle-parting. This justified the outfit that had a certain class to it. I loved how it turned out here. People with super straight hair can out-curl to add volume and it looks best with mid back to waist length hair. And honestly, it goes with any outfit.

I minimized the make-up to my favorite Lakme 9-5 Lip and cheek color- Shade Coffee Lite on the lips and lined my eyes with Lakme Eyeconic Kajal, both the upper and lower lash line. Lining the upper lash line creates the depth even without lining the lid. The Flawless palette by Makeup Revolution was used to add some color, and finished it off with some mascara, because no makeup is complete without it right?

You might also notice the two different shades I am wearing here. By chance I had both with me so I decided to try them. They are different. While the black one adds to the depth of the outfit, the reflector is chic and casual. I personally prefer the black one though.

Comment and let me know if you would like to try something like this or already have?  See you all around soon. Till then, keep slaying :*

You can read my last post here.

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The KIKO Story!

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Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks
Smart fusion lipsticks

This week, how about knowing a new cosmetic brand in town, not just because it is fun but they deserve to be known. KIKO Milano is an Italian brand founded by Antonio Percassi in 1997 and has been launched in India this year.

They come with a varied range of products starting from lipsticks, eye shadows and a variety of skin care products. The price ranges starts from a very reasonable rate of INR 350 to INR 800 and goes higher. I liked their product quality quite a bit when I tried them at the store. Their store is now open in Delhi NCR and Mumbai. You can visit their website and store locator here.

There is nothing better than lipsticks to intro a brand and I have chosen to review their lowest range to give you an idea about the goodness it has to offer, obviously the quality goes up moving to the higher ranges.

KIKO Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick

Shade 407 – Rosewood (mutes rose pink) buy here and Shade 430 – Amaranth (Deep berry pink) buy here

Price: INR 390

Quantity: 3 g

Packaging: I loved the packaging. Inside the black paper cover is a black tube with rounded edges, matte black cap that shuts perfectly and has the brand name written on it. The cover has the shade number on it along with the ingredients list but I am not sure if the tube actually contains the shade number as one of the tube has it and the other don’t. The tube overall has a nice feel to it and is travel friendly. They go by the logo of KK (second one inverted) which is also inscribed on the bullet – I like that. It is simple and classy.

Application: You will see a pointed bullet in the pictures that makes the application easy. I love to shape my lips without using a liner and love when a lipstick can do that itself. No complains whatsoever with that.

Pigmentation: Color saturation is another quality of these babies. I loved the pigmentation as it glided evenly on the lips. I got a light color and a dark color and both gives an opaque coverage to the lips. You can swipe once for a lighter balmy look or swipe 2-3 times for a full coverage. I have tried lighter shades as well and was satisfied buy the opacity.

Feel: They are not matte and have a creamy feel to it. It is perfect for the upcoming winter. Ladies with dry lips like mine would love it too. They are nourishing and soft but does not bleed. The lips look fuller due to the glossy texture.  I love glossy finish in the winters. It kind of counters all the dry feels.

 Stay: This is the disappointing part. Though it boasts of a longer stay, it lasted for about 3 hours on my lips. The lady at the store was pretty honest about it, so my expectation was no different when I brought them home. The texture ensures transfer to anything you kiss 😛 My tea cup had more of the lipstick than my lips after I finished the beverage.  It fades from the center first leaving a light tint.

Ingredients: It is paraben free and involves new age technologies making it least prone to any allergic reactions. The bullets have a faint vanilla scent to it, not a distraction for sure. This range has 36 shades but the store did not have all the shades available.

Will I buy again? Yes but not this range. I will try the higher range and see what it has to offer.

Now that you know about another affordable brand in India, go grab a few KIKO products and let me know what you feel about them. I would love to see more brands coming to India as this is a rich market for introductions.

 Happy lippie fellas!! :*

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Festive Flickers!

By Posted on 4 3 m read 866 views

 Hello everyone!!! I’m hoping you all are doing really good and gearing up with shopping and lights this Diwali. While you do that, I wanted to help you guys with some simple and easy makeup ideas that you can sport this festive season. Don’t have a lot of time to research? You won’t need a lot of time for these. Here you go-

I recently came across mono eye shadows in the Coloressence counter in Mall of India, Noida and loved the pigmentation when swatched. They are called Pearl finish eye shades and I picked 3 of them- Scarlett Red (a burgundy red color), Moss (a moss green shade that seems light green after application) and Electric blue (a cool blue color) and have used them for these looks.

  1. For the first look, burgundy red is the theme color. A brown from the Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – French Rose for the crease and the Coloressence Scarlet Red for the lid. You can use either eye liner or a Kohl pencil to line your eyes. I used Loreal Paris Superstar Liner on upper lid and Lakme Eyeconic Kajal for the lower lash line to smudge and create the depth.   The golden from the same Lakme palette for the corners and completed it with Maybelline Falsies Push up Mascara. I used Lakme Bronzer for the cheeks to contour. For the lips, Lakme Absolute Lip  Pout Matte by Masaba in the shade Cotton Candy complimented the eyes perfectly. I had created another look with the purple shade from this range. View it here.
  2. The second look is too simple with a hint of blue. I used the Coloressence Electric Blue eye shadow on the upper and lower lids. Lined the upper and lower waterlines with the golden eye pencil that comes with the Loreal Paris Superstar Liner. You can use any other golden liner or a black one in case you want it less colorful. Maybelline Falsies Push up Mascara for the lashes completed the eye makeup. I used Maybelline Lip Gradation in the shade Orange1 for the lips and for the cheeks, I used Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze and Brighten – Flush. It is a very basic, easy to create look to sport this Diwali.
  3. The Kohled look is smart, sassy and my favorite. I started with covering the upper lid with kajal and smudged it with my finger. To add the necessary festive sparkle, I applied the shade Black Tie from the Makeup revolution Flawless palette on both upper and lower lids. You will not need a liner here. The last step is to curl the lashes and apply mascara. Finally, I used the same Lakme + Masaba Lip color mentioned above for the lips. You can also use nude browns which look equally appealing. I did not use a blush here but just contour and highlights. You can skip the highlighting part if that is too much for you.
  4. This one was an experiment turned out well. The mentioned Moss eye shadow by Coloressence and the pink shade from the Lakme palette was put half each of the whole area of the eye lids, for both upper and lower. Do make sure that the color transition looks smoother and there is no harsh line in between. To do that, blend both the color a little together at the transition after application. I picked up a little golden in the brush while blending to give a little shimmer in the elevated area but this might not go with all color mixes. I loved this and will try more combinations to share with you all. The same Loreal eyeliner and Maybelline mascara was used to line the upper lid and enhance the lashes respectively.

Tip: Use any bindi as per your choice to seal the festive look. You will also see a picture of the earrings I wore here and they are from Lifestyle Stores.

Have a happy and safe Diwali everyone :* :*

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Code Red!

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Hola people!! I hope you are enjoying the festive season and why not! 😀 I am in Kolkata right now and it is crazy here like every other year. Durga Pujo is all a Bengali wants. New clothes, big pandals, lights, red & white sarees, going out with family & friends, awesome street food and I am enjoying every bit of it.

It has been quite some time I have posted something and so I badly wanted to connect with you all. <3
My last two festive posts were about a purple makeup guide and a simple regal saree look. This time I have created a very simple, casual look that can be worn on an outing with friends or on a date. I used two very basic colors, black and red, as we all know how fierce yet beautiful this combination can be if worn in the right mix.

Here I opted for a red chiffon shirt from Allen Solly and it was my first pick when I entered the Lifestyle store the other week. (You can view their collection online here.) I liked it immediately for the color and feel.  To pair with it, I wanted something basic, like a pair of black denims. I had bought this pair from Zara sometime back and was just the exact thing I wanted. It has knee slits which added the required edge to the look. Their website is under construction but you can buy the products from their stores near you.

Next it is about the shoes and what better than a pair of red heels. I am not comfortable with very high heels as I have lower back issues, all thanks to the slippery stairs at a friend’s house 😀 . A good 3-4 inches height and I am at the limit. I finally found a pair with the right height and the right red color in Zara when I went for my Pujo shopping. It was comfortable and looked just perfect with the dress.

I came across this cute sling bag while I was at the Lifestyle store in Great India Place and is from its own brand CODE. Though the purpose was different when I went there, the colorful butterfly attracted me – subtle with a pop of color and it was mine, immediately. They had 2 other  pieces but this print looked the best.

Makeup

Red is the most dynamic color, a color for passion, rage, love; and what better than a red lip color defining all of that.  Like all you ladies I am a fan of red lip colors too. I chose a very popular red lipstick for the Indian skin tone from MAC and the shade is Ruby Woo(Nykaa). You can also buy this on Myntra here. Supposedly, anyone connected to the fashion and makeup world knows this versatile color, up close and personally. It brightens up the face and looks intentionally attractive.

While choosing to wear a red shirt with a red lipstick, you have to be really careful about the makeup as a little distraction can make it all go OTT. I did not use a blush but slightly highlighted my cheeks and nose. For the eyes, I used a grey eye shadow from Revlon.  It is a mono eye shadow that comes in a cute rectangular box and cost below INR 200. A steal right? YES! This neutralized the look and created a smoky effect for the eyes. Then I lined them black without wings and added mascara. I have also included a close up of the makeup for you guys.

I kept my hair blow dried, straight and simple so that my curls does not take all the attention away. It added simplicity to a brighter look otherwise.

Shirt – Allen Solly
Denims – Zara
Pumps – Zara
Bag – CODE by Lifestyle
Lipstick – MAC Ruby Woo

You have too many festive days still left to try this look. Let me know how it turned out. A very happy Durga puja and Navratri to you all with lots of love <3 Keep shining.

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Purple Affair

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Alice Walker said – “Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender”, where this quote has a deeper meaning, this is not what I am about to talk here. I love this quote while I think that purple is a difficult color to understand and carry.

I went to the makeup store and came across this beautiful purple shade lipstick from Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte. Name of the shade is Role-a-cola and is in Lakme’s collaboration with designer Masaba Gupta. Amazing color and I instantly fell in love with the color and wanted to do a purple makeup look.  I was so excited to create this look that woke up early in the morning (yes, that is rare :P).

I started off by applying moisturizer, and that is a holy routine for someone with normal to dry skin. For the base I use Base Magique, transforming and smoothing primer from L’oreal Paris. This even out the skin tone and hides basic pigmentation creating a perfect canvas for the make up to follow.

For the foundation, I used L’oreal Infallible Stay fresh in the shade300 Ambre Amber. This shade gives me a completely natural finish. To set the foundation I used Loreal Infallible powder foundation- Warm Sand. I am not a big fan of using a compact after foundation as it kills the natural finish at times but it helps setting the foundation at certain areas like the t-zone and around the lips. Lakme Absolute Sun-kissed bronzer was the perfect product to contour the cheeks, nose and the outer corner of the face. I did not want to use a blush as I did not want ay other color on the face.

Unlikely, but I started with the eye makeup before highlighting the face. I wanted to use little highlighting as needed to compliment the eye. For the base I used the shade Pure Chocolate from the Flawless palette by Makeup revolution London on the crease. For the outer corner and the sunken area I used the shade Night from the same palette. It gives more dimension to the eye and create that smoky effect. We all love smoky eyes, don’t we 😀
Because I don’t pluck my brows, I used the Maybelline Brow Promade to give them the required depth.

It was difficult to choose the eye shadow as I did not want it to be the exact shade of purple as the lip color. I remember I had bought a purple eye shadow for a friend and went back to the shop to buy the same but they had closed the counter for the same. So I got it from her for a day to see if it can be the color I want to use and YES, Tadaa!! PERFECT. It is the shade Purple Heaven – a mono eye shadow from Makeup Revolution again. The shade runs more towards blue and less purple bur gives the exact color variation I wanted.

After the eye shadow was done, I needed to perfectly line the eyes and needed a perfect liner. Here I used L’oreal Paris Superstar Duo designer eye liner and I love the precision that I get from it. It is a sketch pen liner with a pointed tip that creates a perfect wing as smooth as butter, literally. I just love using this product.

I curled the lashes with the help of a spoon. Then used the artificial eye lashes to impart the much required drama and depth to the look. These are not the best ones available in the market because of the texture. I got them in a hurry. 🙁 But will let you people know when I get the right one. The artificial lashes should be put as close as possible to the real lash line to make sure they don’t look messy. Completed the eye with a purple mascara from Colorbar Starry eye Mascara in the shade 03 Starry Mauve. Tip – Please make sure to blend the artificial lashes really well with the real ones with the help of the mascara. I finally completed the eye make-up and was very happy with the result.

I used the Revlon Photoready highlighter in the shade Bare Light to highlight the bridge of the nose, cheeks, forehead, under the eyebrows and chin. It is a liquid highlighter that blends perfectly with the skin.

Last but not the least for sure, the product that inspired this look was the Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte(Masaba Lips) – Role-a-cola. The application was easy with the shape of the crayon. I will review this and another shade I have from this range later. They have the cutest packaging and color. Added a little shimmer to the center of the lips to give it the starry effect.

Do create this look and share the pictures. It does not have to be the same but take inspiration from whatever color you like. :* 🙂

 

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A traditional transcript!

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Traditional wear has always been something very close to my heart and being a Bengali it has been in my blood too. I have seen my mother sitting prettiest in a saree and ever since my love for the drapes has been never ending. I learnt to drape a saree when I was around 9-10 years old and I am not kidding 😀 I use to fold my moms sarees into almost half and wear them during Basant Panchami (Saraswati puja in Bengal). It becomes all the more important when you have the festive season (read- Durga puja :D) in less than a month.

I have always been inspired by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and his recent – ‘The Udaipur Collection’ – is mesmerizing. Inspired by that I wanted to create a classy traditional look, simple yet attractive.

Here, I am wearing a silk from Hydrabad that has one of the prettiest traditional color combinations of orange & gold with some hint of dark magenta in it.  You can even try this look with a cotton saree and complimenting accessories. That will look equally classy.
I paired it with a bottle green blouse with raglan sleeves. It has golden ball laces attached to the outlines. I got the material from Chandni Chowk and is also a silk of some kind. I do not recall the material but you will get large variety to choose from.

As far as the jewellery goes, I chose a traditional golden earring from Voylla, from a store in DLF Mall of India (you can check out the collection here) that has green stones which matched perfectly with the blouse. It has 5 small jhumkis hanging from golden chains making it prettier. Definitely in love with this piece. I wanted to keep it simple, so decided to give the necklace a miss. I bunked the bangles too and just wore my golden Fossil watch and it looked adorable adding the right amount of class.

For my lips I wore a dark red color from Sugar Cosmetics, Brazen Raisin, and for the eyes I applied thin eyeliner with lightly kohled waterline. I completed the look with a small red bindi. Bindis are my all time favorite as it transforms any traditional look into the best of it. This is a simple formula for a classic traditional look. Do try and share your pictures.

I middle parted my hair and tied it to a simple bun to give the look the elegance it deserved. I also wore black round sunglasses from Aldo. That looked sassy for sure 😀
In one of the pictures I experimented wearing an artificial neckpiece that was sitting in my almirah from a long time and I don’t remember where I got them from. It has white stones and it does look beautiful with a gold toned saree.  If you try this, let me know.

Saree: Silk from Hydrabad
Blouse Material: Chandni Chowk
Earring: Voylla
Neck piece: Local Market. Watch: Fossil
Shades: Aldo
Lip Color: Sugar Cosmetics – Brazen Raisin

There is so much you can do with this look. Experiment and let me know if you liked it. Till then, enjoy the upcoming festive season people :*

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Get Color-barred!

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Thank you everyone for loving the Bronze make-up look. I thought of reviewing the 2 lipsticks I used in that look, they are both from Colorbar and will be reviewed individually. Both the colors suited the look creating different feels.

  1. 032 Coco Cuddle (Crème Touch Range)
    2. 004 Drizzle – Feel the Rain Matte Lipsticks

While Colorbar Coco Cuddle created a subtle nude look, Drizzle made it bold.

Coco Cuddle
A nude brown from Colorbar with a neon hint. The swatch might give the feel of a peachy tinge but does not look the same when applied on the lips.

 

It nourishes the lips with the Vitamin-E, sheabutter and sun protection of SPF 15

Price: INR 499

Quantity: 4.2 g

Packaging: It has silver cylindrical body, sturdy and easy to carry in your purse. It has a metallic purple rim from where the cap opens. The brand name is written on the cap in white. The shade name and number along with the quantity is written at the bottom of the tube making it easy to locate. .

Application: It has a pointed bullet that ensures easy application. You might not see the proper shape of the bullet here as I have used the color quite a bit.

Pigmentation: Color saturation is good; Because of its creamy texture I need 2 swipes to get a opaque finish. It has a neon hint to it. This color will not suit all skin tones and might wash out few.

Feel: Creamy and saucy, and a bit more creamy. This glides beautifully on the lips making them look fuller and is ideal for dry lips. But it’s true to its promise of making the lips look luscious.

Stay: It transfers a lot because of its creamy texture. Without meal it lasts for 2-3 hours on my lips. With a light meal it fades off leaving a light hint that too fades off in the next hour. Therefore, not happy with the staying power. I will not buy it again but for the color, it is a sure one time buy. Retouch needed and easily removable.

Drizzle
A brown, from Colorbar, suitable for all skin tones. I am in love with the color and packaging.

 

It boasts to protect the lips against harmful UV rays and nourishing the lips. They have 5 essential oils – Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, Argan Oil and Moringa Oil.

Price: INR 650

Quantity: 4.2 g

Packaging: YES. THE BEST PART. The pretty packaging of this lipstick is what attracted me in the first place. The case has a metallic finish, also the color matches the shade of the lipstick <3<3 It has dew drops all over the tube and same on the paper box it comes in. The packaging is a sure show-off 😛 It is pretty, period.

Application: A bullet with sharp edges. No problem whatsoever with the application because of the edges but a pointed tip makes it easier always.

Pigmentation: Color pay-off is good if not the best. Need 2-3 swipes to get an opaque finish. It is a bold color that will look good on all skin stones.

Feel: It feels good on the lips and settles to a perfect matte finish without making the lips dry.  A  Thumbs up (y).  

Stay: Keeps up for a good 3-4 hours time but transfers to cups. After that, leaves a hint on the lips which does not look  bad either. Easily removable. 

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Fresh in Bronze!

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I have always loved sultry make-up looks and I go crazy when it comes to the bronze tone.  This season, metallic is in the trend and so I wanted to create a simple bronze toned make up look with some basic products.

‘Bronze is the new Gold’ – I hear this pretty often these days. Though gold will always have a special place, I can’t deny the entry of the magnificent bronze goddess look this season.

I have a clear skin (**blessed 🙂 ) that tends to be normal to dry and so I swear by applying a little moisturizer before anything. I do not use heavy base though I would love to try all the good foundations available in the market. I have used a little Johnson Baby cream as a base before applying Lakme CC cream in Bronze. Yes, it is my go to product. Though people do not believe but I currently do not use foundations.  😀 Used Faces GlamOn Prime Perfect pressed powder (Natural 02) to set the base by gently applying with the help of provided applicator. A minimum application is recommended so that the fresh look is on and it does not look cakey.

For the eyes, I used the Flawless palette from Makeup Revolution London. Applied shadow number 20 Copper Shimmer both on the upper and lower lid. This color so justifies the look I wanted to create. Completed it with mascara using ‘The Falsies push up drama’ by Maybelline New York. I have always loved Maybelline Mascaras for the length and volume they give.

For my ‘big’ (literally) cheeks, I have used the Sun-kissed bronzer from Lakme Absolute (Limited Edition by Sabyasachi) as a blush and looked just awesome. I have doubts about the staying power of this bronzer though but I will review it soon.

Now the most exciting part, lip colors 😀 I have used 2 colors here, both from Colorbar. Why two? Because I wanted to see which one looks better?  Then ended up putting both of the pictures as I loved both. Ting!! You can see how it looks under different lighting and angle.
1. Coco Cuddle – Crème Touch Range
                2. 004 Drizzle – Feel the Rain Matte Lipsticks

Highlights – Used the Shadow 02 Soft Glow from the Flawless Eye Shadow palette as a highlighter on the nose, cheeks and on the Cud’s bow.

This look is perfect for the day and is very easy to create with these simple products.

  1. Base:- Lakme CC Crème – Bronze
  2. Faces GlamOn Prime Perfect pressed powder (Natural 02)
  3. Eye shadow:- Flawless palette from Makeup Revolution London
  4. Mascara:- ‘The Falsies push up drama’ by Maybelline New York
  5. Cheeks:- Sun-kissed bronzer from Lakme Absolute
  6. Lips:- Colorbar[Coco Cuddle/Drizzle]

I will review these products individually soon. Till that time, please let me know which lipstick you preferred and how you liked the look? Waiting :* 🙂

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Not sweet, but Sugar!

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This is my first review of beauty products and I wanted to start by reviewing my current favorite lipsticks. Smudge me not Liquid Lipsticks from Sugar.

Price: INR 499

Size: 4.5 ml

This range has 10 beautiful colors and I picked the first 3 of them.

  1. 01 BRAZEN RAISIN – A deep wine red color [Gets little patchy on the lips]
  2. 02 BRINK OF PINK – Berry Pink color and very flattering to my skin tone.
  3. 03 TAN FAN – A very pretty rosy brown.

Packaging: The lipstick comes in a funky paper box and it has the shade name and number written on it, making it very easy to locate. The tube inside is transparent and sturdy with a matte black cap that locks perfectly. I found the tube very travel friendly as it sits in my purse almost every day without hassle. The bottom of the tube also has the shade name and number.

It is difficult to differentiate the colors from outside though the bottle is transparent, they look almost similar. See the pictures above.

Application: It comes with an applicator brush which helps making the perfect shape easier. You can see above how I applied it without a liner and it did not make much difference. The application is easy and it settles to a perfect matte finish in 1-2 minutes.

Pigmentation: It is highly pigmented which ensures high color pay-off.  One swipe of the brush and bingo, you get the perfect coverage.

Stay: I wore it for more than 9 hours without a re-touch. Had one meal and two snacks. It was still perfect at the end of the event. It was so perfect till then, it could actually stay all day. Does not transfer or smudge at all. That is the part I love the most.

Feel: It feels very drying on the lips. So if you have dry lips like I do, don’t miss to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before applying this ‘pigment magic’.

Thumbs up 😀

  • High color pay-off
  • Excellent coverage
  • Packaging
  • Price
  • Quantity

Thumbs down 🙁

  • Very drying

Do I recommend Smudge me not Liquid Lipsticks from Sugar? YES. I will buy them again as TAN FAN and BRINK OF PINK are almost empty, I used them so much 😛

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Because, it called for warm clothes in Coorg

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I visited Coorg this year in the month of July and what a delightful experience it has been. My love for going places is on the high. It was a five day trip including a day for the travel to Bangalore and back.

It was raining all throughout our stay at Forestdale in Virajpet. The place offered spectacular view and was a steal. With least human interference, it was in the middle of the jungle with crickets stridulating all throughout the day, and loud. 😀

The weather called for warm cloths. I opted for a denim drop waist dress from Zara and paired it with black pumps from Lemon & Pepper. It was comfortable and cozy. A black sling bag completed the look. We all know the importance of lip colors to give a dose of color to the overall look if you are wearing a monochrome outfit. I wore a berry pink lipstick – Brink of Pink from Sugar Cosmetics’ Smudge me not range.

I have natural curls and decided to leave it in its own shape. As it was raining and we were leaving for some site seeing, pressing/blow-drying would not have helped anyway.
This is my first post and I am waiting to learn so much. Please help me with your love and suggestions. Surely, the ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’ can do the talking 😀

Dress: Zara
Bag: Zara
Pumps: Lemon & Pepper
Scarf: Local
Glasses: Lenskart
Watch: Fossil
Lipstick: Brink of Pink from Sugar Cosmetics, Smudge me not range.

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