Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder: Botanic Dream

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Wet ‘n’ Wild’s “Botanic Dream” MegaGlo Highlighting Powder is a very beautiful pink highlighting powder. There are total 6 shades available in this range, out of which 2 shades have been released a while ago, while 4 are the new additions.

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Packaging

These MegaGlo Highlighters come in a squared plastic case with a very beautiful leaf pattern embossed into the powder. Each one of these highlighters retails for $4.99 (USD) and contains 0.19 oz of total product.

 

Review

As I first swatched this powder on the back of my hand, I noticed that this product offers a decent amount of pigmentation just after a single swipe. It has a pearl sheen and very easy to blend formula.

 

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The texture is very buttery and it has very little chunks of glitter, which you’ll only notice on cheeks! This shade lasted for 6-7 hours on me before fading.

In my opinion, this is a very good drugstore highlighter under this price range! If you’re just a beginner in makeup area and are trying to explore more and more budgeted beauty products on frequent basis, then you don’t want to skip on this one!

What are your thoughts on this product? Would love to hear back 🙂

Happy (almost) weekend 🙂
See you soon in the next post. Until then…

 

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MAC x Nicki Minaj Collection: Swatches

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Who doesn’t love to have a perfect shade of nude lipstick in their collection, that compliments their skin tone perfectly! Having said that, few weeks ago, Nicki Minaj launched a Nude lipsticks collection in collaboration with Mac cosmetics! Yes, you read it correct. All Nudes!! If you’re not aware of it, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered 😉 . Just click here to know more about this collection!

Here are the swatches of all the 4 lipsticks and one lipglass that I bought from this collection. Let me know in the comment section, which one you liked the most 🙂

 

Among The Fireflies

Mac Among the fireflies lipstick swatch

 

 

Age Sex Location

Mac age sex location lipstick swatch

 

 

Easy Babe

Mac Easy Babe lipstick swatch

 

 

A Girl’s Got Needs

Mac a girl's got needs lipstick swatch

 

 

Spice Lipglass

Mac spice lipglass swatch

 

Hope y’all are having a wonderful day! 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

 

10 Biggest Fashion Trends This Fall: 2017

Hi everyone!

Can’t believe we are officially in Fall! No other season feels more like a fresh start than Fall. And just like in any other season, you may suddenly feel the need to take a long, hard look at your closet and reassess your wardrobe.

If you’re someone who love keeping yourself up with the current fashion trends while building your wardrobe every season, this post is for you 🙂 . Having said that, in today’s post I am talking about 10 most popular fall fashion trends of this year which I bet, you wouldn’t want to miss 😉 .

 

  1. Power Red: Red is officially the color of Fall 2017. It is undeniably most influential color trend of this season.

 

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2. Houndstooth: Designers are extremely enthusiastic about this print this fall/winter. You’ll see this fabric in almost every form, from coats to suiting!

 

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3. Patent (Vinyl) Bottoms: Fashion bloggers have lived this trend on streets during NYFW this year! It’s an easy and sleek way to make a powerful statement. But if you’re wondering about how to make it work in real life, I’ll suggest to keep it balanced by pairing it with some lightweight tee/blouse.

 

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4. A Pair of Ankle Boots: Weather it’s leather or suede, block or stiletto heeled, a statement pair of ankle boots is an essential staple this Fall. Although this trend is being pulled from last year, the designers are excited about the popularity of ankle boots more than ever and having fun with their designs.

 

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5. Balloon Sleeve knits: The sleeve renaissance didn’t stop at bells and bubbles. This statement sleeve trend is unique because in this case, the sleeve plays with proportion in a way that’s different to all the other statement sleeves, and which is why you need it.

 

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6. Slogan Tees: T-shirts with ‘slogans’ on them are not a new concept in fashion world, but it has definitely made a place in top 10 fashion trends’ list this year! Ever since, Prabal Gurung presented the models on runway (during fashion week) in slogan tees stating “The future is female,” “I am an immigrant,” “Our minds, our bodies, our power,” “Revolution has no borders,” “Stronger than fear,” “Nothing more, nothing less,” “Awake,” and more; women can’t stop embracing this trend!

 

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7.  Large Statement Earrings: An eye catching pair of statement earrings has taken the lead. Although the idea of “statement jewelry” has been presented for the majority of this year, the earring department has made some true strides. I think including statement jewelry is one of the easiest and chic way to revive your old outfit.

 

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8. Thigh High Boots: Thigh high boots are the real hit of this season. As seen on the runways of Paris and New York, boots have reached new heights. The best way to style these boots are pairing them with chic skirts or dresses, and if you are not a fan of skirts and dresses, then wear them with your favorite pair of skinny jeans.

 

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9. Leopard Anything or Everything: Fall is a perfect time to embrace the fiercer version of ourselves and the best way to channel this spirit is to add a little pop of pattern like “animal print”.

 

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10. Ring Bags: Last but certainly not least, the ring bag trend is everywhere this year. The metal ring is such a fun and fresh update to everyday handbags. This season, rings will become handles! Whether you opt for a cross body bag or for a tote to take to the office, these bags are going to be your next big obsession!

 

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Which fashion trend are you loving this Fall? Don’t forget to share 🙂
I hope this post was helpful!
See you soon in the next post. Until then…

NEW: MAC x Nicki Minaj ‘Fall 2017’ Nude Lipstick & Lipgloss Collection

MAC Cosmetics has just released 14 new neutral lipsticks ($17.50 each) out of which 10 are “brand new” shades and 4 are re-promoted. These new shade span has a variety of tones: from peaches to rosy pinks to sandy browns. By looking at the pictures, you’ll know that while creating this collection, the creators made sure that there’s a flattering lipstick color for every complexion and skin-tone: from pale to deep!

The total collection consists of 2 lipsticks (Nicki’s Nude & The Pinkprint) that are created by Nicki Minaj and other 18 nude lipsticks which is a mix of repromotes, permanent shades, and new limited edition shades. Apart from the lipsticks, there are 6 lipglosses (a mix of new and permanent ones), and 8 lip liners (all from the permanent collection).

 

The Collection Details:

NICKI MINAJ X LIPSTICK: $17.50 U.S. each (Both of these shades are Limited Edition)

NICKI’S NUDE: Soft corally pink (Amplified)
THE PINKPRINT: Mid-tone creamy pink (Amplified)

 

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NUDE LIPSTICKS: $17.50 U.S. each

Permanent

PRETTY PLEASE: Pale pink pearl (Lustre)
CREME D’NUDE: Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen)
JAPANESE MAPLE: Frosted light beige (Cremesheen)
PATISSERIE: Sheer creamy neutral pink (Lustre)

Repromoted

GOSSAMER WING: Dirty beige with gold pearl (Lustre) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
2N: Creamy light pink (Lustre) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
PLAYING KOI: Pale clean pink nude (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
AMONG THE FIREFLIES: Soft mocha (Cremesheen) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Brand New

BARE BLING: Light peachy nude (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
STRIPPED: Light, dirty peachy beige (Matte) (Limited Edition)
THE RIGHT NOTE: Warm sandy nude (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
A GIRL’S GOT NEEDS: Warm-toned yellow brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
MMMMMM: Dirty rose nude (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
BOSOM FRIEND: Sheer pinky nude with fine pearl (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
BABY’S ALL RIGHT: Cool-toned neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
AGE/SEX/LOCATION: Dirty mid-tone nude (Matte) (Limited Edition)
EASY BABE: Dirty latte brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
DERRIERE: Dirty mid-tone yellow brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)

 

 

 

NUDE LIPGLASSES: $17.00 U.S.each

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UNDER THE SHEETS: Light nude with gold pearl
N-U-D-E: Sheer pinky nude
PLEASE ME: Muted rosy tinted pink
BEAUX: Warm brown (Permanent)
SPICE: Mid-tone neutral nude (Permanent)
SPITE: Muted plum taupe brown (Permanent)

 

NUDE LIP PENCILS, $17.50 U.S. each

NAKED LINER: Light neutral (Permanent)
SPICE: Pink cinnamon stick (Permanent)
STRIPDOWN: Creamyb rown beige (Permanent)
BOLDLY BARE: Dirty red brown (Permanent)
SOAR: Mid-tone pinkish brown (Permanent)
HOVER: Rich caramel brown (Permanent)
CORK: Muted gold brown (Permanent)
WHIRL: Dirty rose (Permanent)

 

This entire collection is available at both MAC Cosmetics (in store and online) and Ulta Beauty (in store and online).

The important fact about this collection is that this collection will be discontinued from 19 October 2017. So, if you want to give yourself a treat, now is the time 😉 .

Which shade you have your eyes on? Lemme know 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

Bite Beauty: The Perfect Pair Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set (Meringue / Fig)

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           Left: Fig           Right: Meringue

 

Bite Beauty is a Canadian brand that have gained popularity in no time because of its best quality lip products. This brand is all about better ingredients. I purchased this mini lipstick set for 15$ (USD) from Sephora. It was a limited edition set which might or might not be available anymore. But if you love the shades of these lipsticks, you can still get the standard versions of both shades.

As the name says, this lipstick set is from Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche lipstick range which is handcrafted to provide the maximum moisture to the lips. These lipsticks are made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments. These lipsticks provide a saturated lip color with weightless coverage and are made from the fresh pressed fruit that adds the citrus flavor to them which you’ll notice after applying.

 

Bite beauty mini lipstick swatches

 

The texture of these lipsticks is very creamy, smooth and moisturizing. Pigmentation wise, these lipsticks are just wonderful and are opaque in one swipe, not streaky at all.  The scent of the lipsticks is something which differentiate them from all the other lipsticks that I have used so far! They smell like a citrusy fruit, and if you just accidentally roll your tongue on your lips, you’ll notice these lipsticks taste very sweet and lemony at the same time. The finish of these lipsticks is somewhere between satin to semi-matte. These lipsticks feel light and very hydrating on the lips. The lasting power of these lipsticks is good, its somewhere between 5 to 6 hours without any budging or bleeding.

 

Swatches

Meringue: is a “peachy nude” in color. It’s described as a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and has a satin sheen. It has mostly opaque coverage with a light-medium consistency.

 

Bite beauty amuse bouche Meringue swatch

 

Fig: is a gorgeous “neutral pink” in color, with a little bit of mauve undertones. It’s not too warm nor too cool. It is described as a nude rose. It’s a light-medium, rosy pink shade with warm undertones and has a satin finish.

 

Bite beauty amuse bouche Fig swatch

 

Hope y’all are having a great week so far. 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

Maybelline Master Bronze & Highlight Kit

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Maybelline has launched a variety of new products, along with this bronzer-highlighter kit, few months back. I have already reviewed few of those products on the blog. Today I’m sharing my views on this palette, so please stay tuned 🙂

 

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This kit includes:

• One highlighter shade (first from left) which is light champagne in color and has a shimmer finish.
• Two bronzers, out of which the first one (second from the left)  is lighter than other and has a bit of a pinkish tone with a satin finish.
• The other bronzer (3rd from the left) is the warmest of all the other colors and has a matte finish with a slight orange tone. Also it has a little glitter added to it which does not look chunky on the skin at all.
• The last one is more of a cool toned bronzer with a satin finish and its perfect for contouring.

 

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All the shades in palette are lightly pigmented. The good thing is that the formula is very buildable and you can work it up according to your need.

Personally, I like the fact that these aren’t too pigmented because I’m always afraid of overdoing the contour and bronzer. So if you’re someone like me then, this palette would be a great option for you.

This bronzer and highlighter kit is available online and at different stores under different price range. I purchased it from Ulta Beauty for 12.99 USD. The packaging may also vary according to the country you live in.

Have you tried this Bronze kit? If yes, how was it for you?

Have a wonderful day 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

 

 

Sleek i-Divine Palette: When Sun Goes Down | Review & Swatches

Sleek is a well known makeup brand. Recently, I got a chance to try one of the eyeshadow palettes from their ‘I-Divine’ range. The palette I bought is called “When Sun Goes Down”.

 

Sleek when sun goes down palette

 

This palette is available online and at ulta. The cost of this palette is $12.99 USD.

Let’s talk about the packaging first. This palette comes in a plastic matte- black case and has a mirror inside. It also contains a two-sided sponge applicator. The size of this palette is about the size of my hand, which makes it perfect for traveling.

It has total 12 eyeshadow colors, 2 of which are matte and rest are either shimmery or metallic. All the colors in this palette are very beautiful. Most of the shades in this palette are incredibly smooth and buttery to swatch, except two (Bellini and Mai Tai). The shimmer shades are more pigmented than the matte ones.

 

Sleek All night long palette review

 

Review:

To begin with, most of the shadows are very easy and buttery to swatch on. However, the colors do not transfer very well onto the dry brushes. And, if you try hard, there will be fallout. I had this experience with almost all the colors, both shimmery and mattes. In fact, its easy to work with the palette using wet brushes. Also, these are little difficult to blend on eyelids.

After using the palette for few times, I figured that using fingers for applying the eyeshadow on lids works better than using brush or sponge applicator. Using a good quality eye primer before applying the eyeshadow definitely increases the wear time, but the colors do not last very long.

As a final verdict; I really wanted this palette to work, as the colors in this palette are so beautiful!! But sadly, I’ll not use this palette on its own because the half of the colors do not show up very well on my skin.

Have you tried this palette yet? If yes, how was your experience with this one? I’d love to know the tips and tricks you’ve tried to make this palette work 🙂

Also, I want to say “Thank you” to all my readers who patiently waited for me to come back, as some of you might noticed me being MIA. Although I was making time to read all the beautiful comments in-between, that you guys left, but I couldn’t get time to respond anyhow! Thank you so much everyone 🙂

Hope you all had a wonderful week.

See you soon in the next post.  Until then…

New Maybelline FIT me Blush: Review

 

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Maybelline has revamped their “FIT me” blush collection recently. All the new shades are available in 10 different colors.

If you have used the old ‘FIT me’ blushes, then you’d know that the old version of these blushes used to come in a rectangular-shaped compact with a brush inside. This time, Maybelline has launched these blushes in a square shaped kit with no brush inside.

 

New maybelline fit me blush in peach review

 

I’m using this blush for a week now and I’m all set to share my thoughts on this product with y’all. Please stay tuned 🙂

First thing I loved about this product is the packaging itself, which is very lightweight and smaller in size. You can literally put this blush in your small sized wallet bag and carry with yourself anywhere you want. The retail price for each blush is $5.99 for 0.16oz. I purchased the shade “Peach” from this collection.

The texture of this blush is very silky. Its not powdery at all. It doesn’t feel harsh or dry on the skin. Instead, it feels very light. This blush is not very pigmented which is actually a plus for me because personally, I like to use the blushes that I can build according to my need and the occasion. I have few blushes in my vanity collection that are insanely pigmented and I have to use them very carefully. But this one, is not like that! It is very easy to blend. So, you can start with one swipe and build the color on your cheeks accordingly. Also, there is no scent added in this blush whatsoever. Its totally fragrance free product.

 

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Swatches

 

The staying power of this blush (on my skin) is anywhere around 4 to 5 hours, and after that it starts to fade. This particular shade has a very little shimmer added to which gives that lovely satin finish to your cheeks. The only complain I have from this blush is that it says “Peach”, but it is not peach at all!! It looks more of a rose pink in color, both in compact and on skin. So, if you are thinking of buying any shade from this collection, I’ll suggest to just test on your skin first. And if you like the color, only then go ahead and buy it!

Overall, I’m really glad with this product. The formula is very good and wearable and its in a very good price range! So its a thumbs up from me. How about you? Have you tried this or any other shade from this collection yet? How is it? Don’t forget to share your experience with me 🙂

Have a great week!

See you soon in the next post.  Until then…

 

 

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter In Molten Gold: Review

Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter swatch

 

Maybelline has always been one of my favorite drugstore brands. Recently, Maybelline has launched a range of new beauty products. I, too, purchased a few products from their new range. So, in next few posts, I’ll be reviewing all these products one by one and will share my opinion with you all. If you’re looking forward to it, please stay tuned 🙂

In today’s post, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Highlighter from Maybelline:   “Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter” in shade “Molten Gold”.

Price: $9.99
Quantity: 0.24oz

 

According to Maybelline:

This FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is infused with metallic pigments that create a reflective finish.

Benefits:
• Heat up your look with a warm metallic sheen
• Infused with reflective pigments that give a bold glow
• Apply lightly for a subtle glow, or build up application for a bold melted metal look
• Soft powder formula allows for seamless application

 

Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter Review

 

Review:

Its a champagne gold highlighter with peach undertone. It is intensely pigmented. The formula feels very high-end. It has that golden shimmer in it (not the unflattering chunky glitter). The texture is very soft and buttery and not chalky or flaky at all.

When I first wore this highlighter on my face, first thing, it didn’t go very well with my skin tone (my skin tone is in between fair to very fair). Secondly, even though it has a very smooth texture, and it blended nicely on my arms/hands, it took some time to set on my facial skin. But once it was set, it looked radiant with a slight tone difference!

 

Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter In Molten Gold Review

 

So finally, in my opinion, according to the drugstore standards, the quality you are getting in this price, you can definitely count this highlighter as one of your top 5 best drugstore highlighters, but sadly, its not for everyone and every skin tone!

Lemme know in the comment section, if you’ve already tried this one. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

 

Have a happy weekend! See you soon in the next post 🙂

Until then…

L’ORÉAL Paris | Colour Riche Matte Lipcolour | Swatches & Review

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L’oreal has come with another collection of new matte lipsticks. You might have already heard about the launch of ‘Color Riche Matte Addiction’ earlier this year. However, this is altogether a new ‘Matte’ lipstick collection by L’oreal. And to my surprise, I saw this collection only at Ulta (wondering)!

There are total 16 shades in this collection, but only 12 shades are available at Ulta.

 

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I purchased 4 lipsticks for the price of $8.99 (USD) each. The quantity in each tube is 0.13 oz. I am trying these lipsticks for a week now and I am all set to share my views on this collection. Please stay tuned to read the review along with swatches!

 

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According To L’oreal:

These are rich creamy matte lipsticks with intense hydration for comfortable wear while keeping the lips hydrated.
No feathering.
No bleeding.
Your lips are kept soft, smooth, and with a creamy feel.

Benefits:
• Intense hydration
• Rich, matte color
• Comfortable wear
• Smooth, creamy feel

 

My Thoughts In A Nutshell:

First of all, as the brand suggests that these are the ‘Creamy Matte’ lipsticks, so these are! The finish is more of creamy than matte. I find these to be more moisturizing than I expected from a matte lipstick.

These lipsticks are very hydrating and while removing the makeup at the end of the day, these come off nicely, leaving a light stain on the lips, but without any trace of dryness. Quality is good. There was no feathering or bleeding during the application. These are enriched with Jojoba oil to make the lipsticks more comfortable to wear.

These lipsticks don’t fully set on the lips meaning these are transferable, NOT kiss proof! Total wearing time is 3-4 hours roughly, with a slight amount of fading that starts after 2 (approximately) hours of wearing the lipstick. The pigmentation level is good.

The one thing that I didn’t quite like about these lipsticks is the scent! It feels like the scent of some low quality lip product, its little too sharp for me, personally! So, If I have to rate these lipsticks, I’d give 7 out of 10.

 

NOTE: If you’re thinking of getting any of these, just be aware that the colour might be different on your lips from what you see in the tube!

 

Swatches:

 

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So this is all for today’s post! Have you tried any of these lipsticks yet? If yes, what are your thoughts on this collection? Would love to hear more about it 🙂

Thank you so much reading. Have a great day 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

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