Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW- Maybelline New York 12 hour formula Colossal Kajal

Maybelline New York Introduces new 12 hour formula of its Colossal Kajal in Pakistan

The trend setting cosmetics brand Maybelline New York has recently launched a ground breaking 12 hour formula of its renowned Colossal Kajal, in Pakistan. One of Maybelline’s most celebrated products internationally, the launch of Maybelline’s Colossal Kajal 12 hour in Pakistan is in line with their global mission of bringing trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk.


The Extra Black Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12 hour creates smudge-free bold lines that last for up to 12 hours. Fortified with 5 enriching ingredients; Olive Oil, Esters, Emollient Butter, Vitamin-E, Vitamin-C Derivative & Conditioning Agent, the new formula not only beautifies eyes, but soothes and nourishes them as well. 



Maybelline’s new 12 hour Colossal Kajal is now available nationwide in two color variants [black and turquoise] at PKR 299/-

Availability online on just4girls.pk and beautyarena.pk as well as at all leading department stores.

For further information, please log on to Maybelline Pakistan facebook page. 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stageline Silk Veil Pore Minimizer Review




Stageline Silk Veil Pore Minimizer 

Makeup primers are ideal if you are looking for something that minimizes the appearance of pores or to even skin tone,as well as blur wrinkles, primers do this whilst creating the perfect, velvety canvas for foundation application. For me primers are very important part of my makeup routine. Today i bring you the review of Stageline Silk Veil Pore Minimizer.
Stageline Silk Veil Pore Minimizer (Rs1495)- Refining matte finish skin treatment creates a 3D network that smooths and reduces the appearance of open pores. A light luxurious silky texture allows the skin to breathe. Contains hyaluronic acid (extra moisturizing) Vitamin E (antioxidant) Vitamin A (cellular renewal).Silicone content refills uneven levels of the skin, targeting the signs of ageing.Ideal for High Definition make-up for a flawless finish.Apply after moisturizing but before applying make-up.

Stageline Silk Veil Pore Minimizer Review


I have been using stageline products this past few weeks and honestly i have yet to be disappointed with anything they've send me. I utterly love the packaging of their products esp the blush or lip palettes. One of product which i thought was real adorable was this tiny squeezable tube of Silk Veil, which is pore minimizer. It is very simple and nothing screams luxurious about it but it is very travel friendly. The product itself is in clear gel form. It contains silicon, so like most gel consistency primers; it has a tendency to slide. I take a pea sized amount, and dot it along my t-zone,nose/cheeks area then rub it in with fingers. It comes in an easy squeezable tube which you can squeeze out as much or as little as you wish. You can use it on forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, before applying foundation. I let it set for at least 15 min before i start using foundation .The texture is silky and smooth (due to silicon) . It blends easily but need some time to absorb and dries to smooth semi matte finish helping to reduce and control the amount of oil on the face. Since it is silky,i do apply it to the under eye area, which makes under eye concealer application much more easier and makes it not get cakey. I have a dry skin, so i do use moisturizer beforehand. Once blended and set , the face feels so incredibly smooth and even, and it fills in pores and fine lines. It makes foundation go on much more smoother and effortlessly. It goes really well with my dry-combination skin but for oily skin .But end of the day , i felt a need of quick blot depending on the weather/temeprature.Currently it has replaced my mostly used primer benefit Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional (Review here)


Stageline Silk Veil 
Stageline Silk Veil Pore Minimizer 
Stageline Silk Veil swatch

Pros:
  • Mattifies skin
  • Creates soft and silky smooth surface 
  • makes under eye concealer application much more easier 
  • Suits dry-combination and ageing skin types
  • Doesn't leave any residue behind
  • It can be used everyday
  • travel friendly tube
  • Ideal for High Definition make-up for a flawless finish
  • a little goes long way

Cons:
  • Doesn't really control oil for long
  • Price
  • contains silicon which might not suit all skin types esp sensitive.






Price: RS 1495
Availability: just4girls.pk , Daraz.pk , and available all across Pakistan at Stage Line counters. Find stores here .Check out Stageline professionals facebook for latest products and offers

OverallAs with most primers, a little goes a long way.Once blended and set , the face feels so  incredibly smooth and even, and it fills in pores and fine lines. It makes foundation go on much more smoother and effortlessly.It also help your makeup last much longer throughout the day.It goes really well with my dry-combination skin but for oily skin i dont think it will absorbs enough greasiness/ oil on the face and by the end of the day ,their face may look oily.It is perfect product for dry-combination skin types as well as whoever have pore issues.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tarte Holiday 2014 - My Picks



Tarte’s holiday 2014 collection is now available at Tartecosmetics.com , The collection has some amazing sets like a blush set like last year, A full size brush set, set of  eyeliners and  more. I am just sharing the stuff i would love to get my hands on or just like to day dream of owning. These sets are definitely a good value or if for anyone who is a collector like me.These sets sell like hot cakes so grab the one you like before they fly off selves. 



Tarte Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set $35
Includes 4 deluxe, limited-edition blushes in:
·           Amour (candy pink)
·           Classic (soft apricot pink)
·           Prim (plum nude)
·           Daydream (rosy pink)



Tarte Tres Chic Park Ave Princess Contour Palette $34
Tarte’s iconic and much beloved Park Ave Princess Bronzer takes the stage in this luxe palette!
A luxe, limited-edition palette of contouring essentials starring tarte’s iconic park ave princess™ matte bronzer!  
The exclusive palette features:

  • Amazonian clay matte waterproof bronzer in park ave princess™
  • Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in posh (pale pink)
  • Amazonian clay highlighter in champagne gold

Tarte magic wish deluxe lipsurgence™ lip set $5

a delightfully deluxe duo featuring tarte’s award-winning lipsurgence™ family in dreamy, limited-edition shades. 

The deluxe lip set includes:
  • limited-edition in (pink coral)LipSurgence™ lip gloss in magic (pink coral)
  • limited-edition LipSurgence™ lip tint in wishful (pinky nude)



Tarte Kiss & Belle Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Set $34

Includes: 
  • 4 Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Tints: Dreamy (cool raspberry), Alluring (mauve), Innocent (warm nude), Dainty (pink)
  • 2 Deluxe LipSurgence Matte Lip Tints: Eternal (pinky nude) and Fancy (plum berry) 2 Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Glosses: Kiss (light pink) and Belle (raspberry)




I have seen a tarte blush palette (pin up blush palette) floating on instagram , It is very me , but there is no confirmation of release date of infact any details so far . So far its being said that Pin-Up Girl blush palette includes 2 embellished hair pins. $42US/$50CAN. It is said to be released in October. 


I will update the blog once i hunt for some information . I do have lorac pro palette on my wishlist but considering i hardly touch any eye shadow , i might skip it , but that is toooo pretty to miss. 

You can check out complete Tarte Holiday 2014 collection at tarte website

Anything you will be buying from this collection?


Monday, September 8, 2014

Review of Essence Long lasting Lipstick in 01 Coral Calling

Essence Long lasting Lipstick in 01 Coral Calling
I don’t know it took me so long to review this lipstick. I have had it for quite some time and even I photographed it more than 4-5 months ago. I am a sucker for lipsticks, I love my mac or ysl but it doesn't stop me from trying affordable brands like essence or rimmel. I saw Essence Long Lasting Lipstick first on essence Pakistan’s Facebook page and was instantly drawn to the couple of shades including Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in coral calling. 

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick 01 Coral Calling is a true coral shade which leans warm tone. 

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick Coral Calling -review
EssenceLong Lasting Lipstick - longlasting love… you simply have to fall in love with the longlasting lipsticks by essence. the lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. the essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers! 
I love essence as a brand, absolutely love their  nail polishes, gel eyeliner, eye pencils and etc. but I wasn’t a big fan of their lipstick. I had tried the shade all about cupcake and it was bit too balmy for me. So I was excited to get my hands on these babies and the packaging was too adorable to ignore them. The lipstick comes in a matte black pancaking with a border of same shade as the lipstick around it. The bullet of lipsticks looks very fancy with engraved "e" on it. 
The formula of the lipstick is creamy and applies easily . But the pigmentation is not on the intense side, but still buildable and almost takes 2-3 swipes for me. It is perfect for summers days . when you don't want to wear something heavier on the lips .I feel this shade will suit a variety of complexions.I am not into coral lips but this shade is too pretty to keep your hands off to. It applies glossy and have a balmy feel to it to but lips feel very soft and moisturized. It is also slightly scented and leaves a slight stain behind.The lipstick claims to be long wearing which honestly i didn't find true and formula is not definitely matte. 


Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - Coral Calling
Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - Coral Calling
Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - Coral Calling

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - Coral Calling swatch (applied)







Price Essence Long Lasting Lipstick costs approx PKR-490/- in Pakistan.
Availability: Its available at essence retailers as well a online at just4girls.pk and beautyarena.pk , Internationally USA readers can get essence cosmetics at Ulta
Selection: On essence.eu there are currently 19 shades available.
OverallThe essence long lasting lipsticks come in variety of shade ,from a beautiful coral, to Barbie pink ,to a  bright red.The shade coral calling is perfect for soft day time look or you can pair with smokey eyes.  I feel this shade will suit a lot of complexions.I am not into coral lips but this shade is too pretty to keep your hands off. It applies glossy and have a balmy feel to it to but lips feel very soft and moisturized. It is also slightly scented and leaves a slight stain behind.The lipstick claims to be long wearing which honestly i didn't find true and formula is not definitely matte. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stageline Nail Lacquers - Review & Swatches

Stage Line is an international brand of cosmetics which cater alot of products for professional and personal use.They have a complete line of makeup and cosmetic treatment to meet all professional requirements..  They have been around in Pakistan for a while now. I recently got a chance to try few of their products including the six of their nail lacquer. 
Love color? Obsessed with style? If you put that passion for fashion in a bottle… you’d have Stageline Nail Lacquer.

Shade#12 Outrageous Orange is a soft Tangerine 
Shade #23 Flirty Pink is a vibrant red toned pink

Stageline Nail Lacquer
Stageline Nail Lacquer #12 Outrageous Orange -#23 Flirty Pink 

Formula & Application: The brushes are thin but the bristles are very flexible so it’s easy to cover your nails. The stageline nail polishes which I have tried so far are mostly two coaters. The application is easy but I felt that #12 left patchiness. The shade I am reviewing today are both cream formula with super glossy finish. They dry quickly and on me they stayed on for 4-5 days without any chipping. 
The shade #12 reminded of a Illamasqua nail polish in gamme , but gamme was alot more neon whereas #12 is more on the pastel softer side.The glossy finish looks like a gel shine. 





Price: Stageline nail lacquer costs Rs. 345
Availability just4girls.pk , Daraz.pk , and available all across Pakistan at Stage Line counters. Find stores here .Check out Stageline professionals facebook for latest products and offers
Bottomline: For the price these nail polishes are a steal. The formula is great and application is a breeze.These are easily available and price wont put a hole on the pocket and allows you try out different shades. I have few more shades to show you , so keep checking back. 



Have you tried anything from stage line cosmetics?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What a girl wants, What a girl needs!




What a girl wants, what a girl needs Is a question one should never ask! Why? Oh!!  I see, so you are a curious one I assume. Because once you ask this question there will be replies beyond your imagination. You know my friend asked  me this same question last night and it made me think , what I really , REALLY want or need right now ?

These are top five on my list :

  • A Trip Abroad – Travelling is in my blood. My dad has seen almost the entire world, so has my sibling .For me I have been to only few countries, recent was trip to India last year with my best friend. Now it’s been a while and my feet are itching. I want to go to some place historical, some place with breath taking natural beauty/ astonishing view, and some place I can do little shopping( shopping is my hobby). On top my list, I have UK, and then Italy. I would love to go to USA again but I have also thought about Canada or Hawaii but maybe next year ;)
  • Shopping trip to Sephora/ULTA/MAC/Walgreens:  Le Sigh! I feel my last trip was unfortunately short that it never made my soul truly happy. And I never got to say my good byes properly; yeah I need at least couple of more trips there.I mean I was in such hurry that I hardly spend 15 min and I never got to cross off list I had for years. So I want to fulfill this dream of mine one day. I want to spend hours roaming inside Sephora and not to be disturbed.
  • A Designer Bag/Watch: A Rebecca Minkoff  in brown , and a MK watch . I just got my MK Selma few days ago and I am sooo thrilled. I can barely wait to flaunt it. But you know I have so many big spacious bags, now I need a cute compact one and I feel Rebecca Minkoff one is perfect.Michael Kors 'Large Runway' Rose Gold Watch ! yes ! You're on the List! You will be mine one day. and that day is not too far away.
  • Eat my way to fabulous skin:  I have read somewhere that “The secret to healthier hair and glowing skin? It's not in your makeup case. It's in your diet’. When it comes to healthy-looking skin, what you put in your body may matter more than what you put on it. I am happy the way I look but I want a toned body. So I have started eating healthy,lemon water in the morning, drink green tea, avoid carbs, fried food and started yoga,going for a walk +exercise.This summer I noticed I have become bit more tanned  ,more skin spots,,and let’s be honest I am not getting younger ,so taking care of my skin and my diet is on top of my list these days. I am planning to invest in another Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head. I already have deep pore cleansing and sensitive one.Any recommendation ???
  • A million dollar: To be able to afford all of the above, I definitely need million(S).  HAHA !!


Are you a dreamer like me? Do you have wishlists ? We should never stop dreaming no matter how much  irrational, impossible, or silly those dreams are.







Friday, August 29, 2014

Stageline Large Lip Color Palette



STAGELINE Large Lipcolour Palette : Creamy lip colour has never been so easy to create and maintain. Incredibly long lasting finish with strong, even colour due to Stageline’s signature treated pigments. Contains Maxilip to boost collagen levels, Vitamin E to soothe and holds an SPF of 10 to protect.
Price : Stageline Lip Color Palette Lip Color costs Rs. 5,495
Availability: just4girls.pk , Daraz.pk , and available all across Pakistan at Stage Line counters. Find stores here .

Check out Stageline professionals facebook for latest products and offers 




Monday, August 25, 2014

Sweet Touch Cosmetics Review & Swatches

Sweet Touch Cosmetics Review & Swatches
I gotta admit one thing that Pakistani cosmetics brands are putting more “ohmph” into their game. I have been impressed with how they send customized care packages to bloggers now and the effort they put into the packaging is outstanding. A big applause to sweet touch PR for that. I was send a care package few weeks ago which had a lipstick, nail polish & Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal (Review here).
Today I am reviewing the sweet touch matte lipstick in #761 and nail polish in #1097, Pink lady. 



Sweet Touch Matte Lipstick Shade 761

Sweet touch matte lipsticks (PKR 295-300)have radiant colors that infuse lips with lasting moisture and fullness. Lips have never looked so all day sensuous.Available in jaw dropping 63 shades
Sweet Touch matte lipstick in #761 is a soft Coral shade

Sweet Touch Matte Lipstick Shade 761-applied
The sweet touch matte lipsticks are packaged in sleek magenta tube with silver accent.It is easy to spot among rest of my lipstick collection.The shade is utterly beautiful to look at, even i squealed a little. It is so pretty. But unfortunately the formula was very disappointing. It was not smooth and dragged which made application bit tricky. This lipstick accentuates line on lips and also made them look very chapped even i had applied lip balm underneath .But the shade is so pretty so i usually apply it with a brush and apply any gloss over it or my favorite combo is with Revlon kissable lip stain in rendezvous on top of it. If its paired with a gloss or any glossy product ,then it becomes wearable. On my tanned skin (NC35) it looks more of soft coral but if you are fair then it will look stunning bright shade. 

Sweet Touch Nailpolish- Pink Lady
Sweet touch High gloss nail colors (approx PKR 100), Long wearing formula bases nail polish with improved flexibility and durability. So flaunt sweet touch colors always, Available in 87 enchanting shades. 
Sweet Touch nail polish #1097 Pink lady is a soft pink with hint of coral (frosty)


Sweet Touch Nailpolish- Pink Lady

Lets take a moment to admire the beauty of this nail polish shade. How feminine does it look? The sweet touch nail polishes are one of the best selling product from this brand and i am sure every girl already own one . The shade range is amazing and with time company has approved the formula and the brush. The shade"turquoise" is one of all time favorite shade .(I posted a swatch of it on my instagram (@glossicious) ,if you wanna check how beautiful it looks on). This shade is pretty but bit on the sheer side,you definitely need 3-4 coats to get full opacity . I am weaning 3 in the above swatch.The drying time is decent and you get at least 4-5 day of wear with out any chipping. I highly recommend the nail polishes by sweet ouch and for rs 100 you cant get wrong. 

Price: Sweet touch matte lipsticks PKR 295-300 ,  Sweet touch nail colors PKR 100 (prices my vary)
Availability: Sweet touch products are available at all makeup city outlets and leading stores nationwide
Overall: Sweet touch products which i reviewed today make a perfect gift to some one who is just starting with makeup or a college/school student who is on budget. I absolutely love the oriental kajal which is a must have for any kajal lover like me. I highly recommend the nail polishes by sweet ouch and for rs 100 you cant get wrong. The shade range is amazing and with time company has approved the formula and the brush.Although lipstick i tried is bit tricky,his lipstick accentuates line on lips and also made them look very chapped even i had applied lip balm underneath .But the shade is so pretty so i usually apply it with a brush and apply any gloss over it


*press samples

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal Review ,Swatch & EOTD

Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal
I gotta admit one thing that Pakistani cosmetics brands are putting more ohmph into their game. I have been impressed with how they send customized care packages to bloggers now and the effort they put into the packaging is outstanding. A big applause to sweet touch PR for that. I was send a care package few weeks ago which had a lipstick, nail polish & Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal Pencil.
Being a true kaja-a-holic, the sweet touch kajal pencil was the first thing I started using. 
Sweet touch Oriental Kajal gives smokey and sensuous outline that spellbinds every eye

Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal-swatches & applied 

It comes in a black chubby small chubby pencil; you will need a sharpener for this once the top goes flat. The pencil is small , and comes with a clear cap. The size makes it easier to throw it in your everyday makeup bag. The pencil is soft and creamy, you need only two swipes to get intense look effortlessly. It glides pretty smoothly without ant tugging or dragging . Once applied the kajal is intense and true black.I am so excited that it is jet black,because some kajal end up looking little grey. My preferred way to use it that i swipe it on my waterline 2-3 lines and  if i am in mood then blend a little on the lower lash line for bit of smokey look . As a kajal it stayed upto 2.5-3hours on me , which is pretty decent considering the humid weather these days.It lasts even longer on lowerlashline, it stayed there even after i had washed my face. So the staying power is pretty decent.The shape might be a problem for some, since it has a chubby tip,which is better if you want thick line,smoked out look etc.
And i have been using it for more than 2 weeks and i haven't had any irritation. Since it is in pencil form and creamy, one can easily use it as kajal or an eyeliner, though i still need to use it as an eyeliner. 
Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal Pencil 
Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal
Sweet Touch Oriental Kajal

PriceSweet touch oriental kajal costs approx. Pkr 270/
AvailabilitySweet touch oriental kajal is available at all makeup city outlets and leading stores nationwide
Overall: I have grown fond of this little fella .The kajal is creamy, applies effortlessly and it’s a dark matte black that goes on smoothly without tugging. It gives a lot of color in just a two  swipes.The staying power for the waterline is quite impressive .It fades away without giving panda eyes.Since it needs sharpening , the product wastage during sharpening is bit of a con! The sweettouch pencils are one of the best ,affordable and easily available in Pakistan. If you are a kajal-a-holic like me, DO NOT forget to this .

Friday, August 1, 2014

BOURJOIS Mix & Match Holiday Souvenir

Bourjois Paris MIX AND MATCH Summer trends 2014



For summer 2014, the coloured contour trend will be hot!

Bourjois goes wild for the customised arty look in its new Mix and Match collection! Dare to play with flashy neon colours, mix and match colours, effects and textures, overlay and outline... contours are no longer off-limits!

7 new Contour Clubbing Waterproof Pencil shades

At the heart of the new season's fashion and beauty trends  ,Bourjois offers a wide range of Contour Clubbing Waterproof pencil shades with matte, pearly or glittery effects to be mixed and matched for a bespoke look.


An easy blending and ultra-gliding creamy texture for soft quick application.
A waterproof formula to keep your look intact all day long!

ü  New 54 ultra-black: intense black for drama.
ü  New 55 ultra-black glitter: intense black combined with a pearly concentrate for an intense glittery effect.
ü  New 56 blue it yourself: a midnight blue with subtle silvery sparkles for a mesmerising look.
ü  New 57 up and brown: warm brown revived with gold tints, for an elegant look.
ü  New 58 pink about you: a pink colourblock to work the neon trend.
ü  New 59 dynamint: a fresh minty, non-pearly and ultra-radiant green. High fashion shade.
ü  New 60 taupe of the top: an almost metallic taupe, sprinkled with fine gold pearly extracts for easy wearing.


An ultra-trendy combination of pencil and eyeliner .This summer, pencils and eyeliners play doubles for a 100% arty look. The pencil finish is combined with black liner for more intensity and unique make-up results.


Bourjois tips:
For an electric look, combine a black stroke with a neon shade.
For a colourblock effect, apply a thick stroke of Contour Clubbing Waterproof pencils 58 Pink about you and 59 Dynamint.
For graphic effects, try dotted lines and patterns at the outer corner of the eye or a small dot below the eye.

The model is wearing Contour Clubbing Waterproof pencils 56 Blue it yourself, 58 Pink about you and 42 Gris Tecktonik.


ü  New  Contour Clubbing Waterproof Pencils – 1,20g AED 76                     



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