Product Review: Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos (Pink Blush)

Hello dear readers! ❤

Today I am back with a product review, and it’s from Lakme again 😉

I wanted to try this product since long, so I thought I should review it for you guys too! It is the Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos in the Pink Blush shade.

I ordered it from Jabong where it is priced at INR 600/- against the market price of INR 750/- !!

You can order it here 😀

The packaging is nothing fancy, and looks quite compact as seen below. It comes with a small applicator brush which can be travel-friendly only if you carry the whole box 😐

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The brush has really fine hair and is smooth to the touch. But quite honestly, I found it too tiny to be held correctly 😦IMG_20151128_130934906

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Here comes the blush compact:

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Aren’t the colours simply beautiful? 🙂

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So here goes the swatch:

Please note that I prepped my hand before applying the blush, so that the color pops. But I realised that the blush is quite pale and requires a number of strokes for the colour to build up.

Also, the texture of the blush product seems silky, almost like talc. But upon application, it feels chalky 😦

First swatch taken inside the house:

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Second swatch taken in natural light:

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Here’s how it looked on me!

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I know what you’re thinking – where’s the blush?! 😛

But yes, I am wearing it in this picture. It doesn’t play up well despite a number of applications. And I was afraid to add more strokes as I was beginning to look like a flamingo off-camera 😛

My Verdict:

This isn’t a great purchase. I might use it times of need, but I’d advise you to check out some other options too. Also, it wasn’t very visible on my complexion but it might suit fair ladies 🙂

Until next time,

Shruti xx

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Product Review: Lakme 9 to 5 Toffee Nexus Lipstick

Hey ladies!

Today after a long break, I am back with a product review 🙂

It’s the Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade of Toffee Nexus (YUMMY NAME!)

I ordered it from Jabong where it is priced at INR 360/- against the market price of INR 450/- !!

You can order it here 😀

The product comes packaged in a peachy pink card box, with silver lettering. Looks simple and elegant; I like it! 🙂

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The lipstick has a rose gold metallic body which looks rich and sophisticated. It is slightly rounded at the middle, giving it a cute chubby look 😀IMG_20151128_125739801

Here is the Toffee Nexus lipstick:IMG_20151128_130028195

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Let’s take a look at the shade 🙂IMG_20151128_130402071

This is how it looks on my inner arm. I find it to be a very beautiful shade 🙂
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The texture of this Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick is quite creamy, and it is well tinted. I have pigmented lips and I could see that the colour had built up well with the first swipe itself. The second coat helped to play up the colour better!

Now for the drawbacks – The lipstick has a medicine-like smell. But I’m not sure if that’s the case with the entire range, or just my lipstick :/ The smell diffuses after a minute of wearing the lipstick.

Secondly, I feel that this lipstick  doesn’t have much staying power. Its creaminess makes it come off at the slightest contact with anything, be it a mug, straw, tissue etc. I liked the shade better, after blotting with a tissue 😛

This is how it looks on me (blotted):
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My Verdict:

Sooo, I did say that toffee Nexus is a beautiful shade of lip colour. BUT, I’m afraid that it doesn’t flatter my dusky complexion. The swatch looked pretty on my arm, but my face is darker in comparison. I’m sure it will look great on fairer complexions 🙂

Nevertheless, Toffee Nexus will definitely be my go-to lipstick for a nude look 😀

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EveryDay Makeup by Professionals

Hello people! ❤

Today I’m sharing my experience with one of the best and biggest brands of professional makeup – Kryolan.

I visited their Mumbai (Bandra) outlet last week and had a fabulous time!

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Kryolan City is a big outlet with a studio and a team of 6 makeup artists, managed by Neetu Ahluwalia. I had a great time chatting with her 😀

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We decided that I needed a makeover 😛

This is how I looked before the makeover

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We decided on a day party look, with smokey eyes. The makeup artist created a black and bronze smokey look, with delicate pink lips. A black eyeshadow, bronze eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara were used to create this subtle smokey eye. In the next photo, I’m wearing Kryolan’s Ultra Foundation, Face Liner 36, Illusion Highlighter Nappa, Mexico City Eyeshadow Palette and Lipstick LC122.

So this is my makeover! This natural look is great for lunch, shopping, catching up with friends and drinks in the evening 🙂

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As you can see, my skin looks FLAWLESS. I have a really oily T-zone and this makeup fixed it! And this is not even full fledged makeup!

A bit about Kryolan – They focus on the science behind makeup products and make light, safe and animal cruelty free makeup! They have a huge range of products for diverse skin types and geography, AND keep updating themselves in keeping with technology. The latest is their HD makeup that I’m wearing 😎
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If you like my look and want to try it out, you can get a demo at their studio! Find them at Kryolan City Mumbai, Shop # 2, Silver Pearl Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai. You can contact (022) 26551713 for queries 🙂

Have a great time and stay tuned for an upcoming Kryolan Giveaway! ^^’