Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sleek Makeup Haul - Video

I tweeted about sleek makeup i got day before yesterday and i am a happy girl. I would have taken 100 pictures but instead i filmed this video. So do check it out

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Sleek MakeUp Stiletto Collection - Photo , Swatches & Review

I know i am quite late but they say its better late than never. I was expecting to get the Sleek Makeup Stiletto collection stuff a week ago but well my mail came yesterday. So I didn't want to waste another day , here i am with my take on Sleek Makeup Blush in Scandalous $6.50  & Sleek MakeUP Pout Polish - Scandal $6.50

Sleek MakeUP had released this a limited edition mini-collection, just in time for Valentine's Day. The Stiletto Collection had three brand new red hot product.
The products in the Stiletto Collection are limited edition and i have read on many british blogs that sleek makeup products sell like hot cakes .

I got my two most favorite items from this collection. Sleek Makeup Blush in Scandalous $6.50  & Sleek MakeUP Pout Polish - Scandal. The reason why i wanted to get the  Blush in Scandalous was that i own Nars Exhibit A and i wanted to do a side by side swatches of these two blushes to see if it only look reminiscent of the Nars one. 

The Scandalous blush is highly pigmented, silky and applies smooth and it also blends well. The blush is matte, its a beautiful red with orange undertones.You can see the orange undertone quite easily in the below photograph which is taken with the camera flash.

The key of applying this blush is to keep it light handed.I used my sigma F50  which is a duo fiber brush . I just tap it lightly on the brush , tap of the access and blend it on the apple of my cheeks. It gives such a beautiful flushed look .I am always intrigued by such amusing blush shades, i would rather buy Scandalous blush, Exhibit A , Taj mahal , rather than buying soft dull boring natural blushes.

If you are a regular reader of Glossicious, you would know that i am right now obsessed with red lips. And when i saw Sleek MakeUP Pout Polish - Scandal, i knew i will love it.
Scandal is such a beautiful cherry red colour. All Sleek makeup tinted lip conditioning balm formulated with natural oils such as Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Extract and Vitamin A, C and E to help condition the lips and lock in moisture. 
It also includes SPF15 to help protect the lips from sun exposure.
Using a lip brush or fingers, apply a small amount to the upper and lower lips for a sheer wash of colour and It gives a pretty ,sexy red pout . Its pigmented enough to use it by itself , or top or under any lipstick,it will rock any look. One thing i am sure it will look hot , when i  will pair it with my Illasmaqua Maneater lipstick, which is a matt. Its glossy and product itself is a non stickyand smells like coconut.

 So what you think? Are you brave enough to rock the sleek makeup scandalous blush & Pout Polish  in Scandal ?

Both products are available at sleek makeup website  & sleek makeup ships internationally .

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bath and Body Works - FREE Lip Faves Set + Free Shipping! Today Only

Bath & Body Works® Accessories Lip Faves Set Pink

FREE Lip Faves Set + Free Shipping! Today Only - Limited Quantities!‏


This bright, cute case comes with three of our favorite full-sized Liplicious flavors including Frozen Daiquiri, Peach Tart and Cotton Candy. It makes a great gift or keep it for yourself!

    * A $24 value
    * Exclusively Online!
    * Please note: Lip Set offer is not combinable with any other shipping or percentage/dollar off promotion. Gift Cards, Gift Wrap Services, Taxes and Shipping & Handling charges do not qualify toward minimum purchase requirement

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Benefit Stay Put Set

Stay Put Set ($35 Value) for $10

What it is:
A mini set of Benefit's three best-selling products for your peepers—wrapped up and ready to go!

What it does:
Get this set of must-have eye products. There's Stay Don't Stray, a stay-put primer for concealers and eyeshadows, and Erase paste, a brightening camouflage for eyes and face. Finish off your look with the creaseless cream shadow/liner that comes in the shade R.S.V.P.

This set contains:
  • - 0.09 oz Stay Don't Stray
  • - 0.11 oz Erase Paste in Medium
  • - 0.11 oz Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in R.S.V.P. 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

E.l.f. Mineral Lipstick Photos,Swatches & Review

I love buying lipsticks and swatching them back on my hand when i have nothing to do. I love me some lipstick when i am feeling blue. I was going through my stash of lipsticks , getting rid of some old ones yesterday ,making space for new ones, and this is when i realized i haven't posted anything about E.l.f. Mineral Mineral Lipsticks.So today is dedicated to E.l.f. Mineral Mineral Lipsticks. I will be swatching , reviewing few shades i own.

e.l.f. Mineral Mineral Lipstick 

Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft color naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturizing formula. The sleek lipstick has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.

 Price $5.00

There are right now 16 lipsticks shades available at the .  When i first purchased them i had 8 for personal use. But i gaveaway few . Now i have 5, which i absolutely love.


The packaging of E.l.f. Mineral Lipstick is sleek and sturdy. The black packaging is prone to getting dirty easily.
    * Rosy Raisin - which is a a rosy nude colour
    * Bare Brown- is a It's a brown-beige nude
    * Rustic Brick - is a red based brown
    * Pouty Petal -is a beautiful, soft, sheer every day pink
    * Nicely Nude is a pink shade which looks kinda coral pink on my lips

1-Nicely Nude
2-Pouty Petal
3- Rosy Raisan
4-Rustic Brick
5-Bare Brown

Most of the shades i own glides smoothly on my lips and the coverage is  different in few , like some are sheer(Rosy raisin,bare brown) and some are opaque. They can all end up settling in the little lines of your lips if you are not careful with application.

Overall I am impressed with the elf mineral lipsticks, they are creamy and glossy the texture and finish of the product is also great. 

These are $5 each and are available from


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Milani Cosmetics - Have you heard the buzz ?

Milani Cosmetics has the latest buzz with bargain prices

Milani Cosmetics has your perfect match. Purchase any Limited Edition Liquid Metal Nail Lacquer and receive a matching Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss for FREE (a $5.49 value) throughout the month of February

Available for purchase at

Retail, $4.09

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 5 Coastal Scents Picks

If you are regular Glossicious reader you would know i love to  treat myself with some coastal scents products every now and then. And i get so many emails requesting me recommend some of my favorite coastal scents products. So this post is ALL about my Top 5 Coastal Scents Picks.

Please remember this is only a recommendation/introduction/favorite post, The products mentioned in this post are some of the products which i already own and i  have reviewed some OR i will be rolling out reviews in coming month .

Coastal Scents Under Cover High Definition Foundation has arrived after 8 months of testing. A soft focus, flawless, natural finish is needed when under the scrutiny of a camera in HD. Our foundation applies with a light weight texture.  
With photography, film and live television using high definition focus, (meaning that the camera and monitor sees everything magnified), HD application has become a part of training for makeup artists in today’s industry. The colors need to stay consistent in all types of lighting, what does not work well in HD is sparkle and shine. Reach for matte bronzers, blush and shadows. 
UnderCover HD is not oil based or water based, it is non comedogenic, it does not clog pores. HD foundations use silicones, this creates a protective shield on the skin, allowing it to breathe and retain its natural moisture. Full Size Net Wt: 30ml – 1.0 fl oz, Sample: 3 grams

Prepare to be amazed by the astonishing results of CS Shadow Worx Eye Primer. Shadow Worx comes in an easy to squeeze gold tube with a slim release point, this allows for precise dispersement of product along with eliminating bacterial growth. This results when using a wand and pumping in air, you will find it easy to squeeze down to your very last drop, no waste.
Shadow Worx appears pearlescent and is champagne in color, it offers multi-functional uses with ease. Your shadows will apply smoothly like silk, blend well and dry quickly.  Your shadow will remain crease-free and vibrant all day, a matte effect is easily obtained when applying matte powders over the Shadow Worx. This also doubles as an eye shadow and high lighter! You can build to an opaque shade or keep it translucent depending on the coverage you would like to achieve.
 Apply a thin coat over the entire eye lid, let dry slightly and then apply your shadow. 


Full size for all over eye use, hand cut natural goat and pony hair, smooth seamless nickel plated ferrel.
I refuse to do my eyeshadows without this brush. This brush hands down is the best eyeshadow brush i have ever owned. I normally use this brush with my loose eyeshadow,pigments or mineral eyeshadow ,It's perfect for pressing eye shadow or pigments, means not for sweeping but pressing. It is  soft yet sturdy enough for perfect application and very dense, Picks perfect amount of eyeshadow.

This exclusive palette designed by Coastal Scents artistic team is only available at Coastal Scents. This 36 shade newly designed portable palette is going to be your next best friend. What makes this palette special is that it comes grouped into six divisible color spectrums, and each spectrum has six complementary shades. This gives you an infinite number of possibilities all in one palette.
The first section comes in golden oranges, rich browns & neutral highlighters
The second section is shades of vibrant greens with a touch of lemon and chocolate shades
The third section is rich with lavenders and a chocolate cherry shade. A surprise in this area comes in the top right color, because it looks pink/nude but is in fact a purple iridescent!
The fourth section is the silvery grey shades with a beautiful taupe shimmer.
The fifth section is vibrant blues with shimmery silver undertones.
The sixth section is delicate shades of pink with a bold black matte shadow with red sparkles. It also has another surprise shade which looks baby pink in the palette but comes in a lavender/white iridescent shimmer.

The same brush sold by the nations leading retailer at an affordable price!

This brush will give you an ultimate application, use with foundation, blush,shimmer powders, especially works wonders with veil & bronzer.

Made with natural  pony hair, hand cut for precision application. Set in a seamless nickel ferrule with wood handle. Made to last a lifetime with proper care and cleansing.

So these my top five picks, i really really wanted to add the black stippler brush which i got last year but it isn't available on the website so i dont want to mention something which you cannot purchase.Please let me know if you want me to continue with this Top 5  series

If you have any coastal scents favorites , comment below and let me know :)

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NYX Mood Lip Gloss

If you wanted to try Too faced Mood swing / Smashbox O lipgloss , yes the same lipgloss which is Emotionally-activated and high shine.A selection of shade-shifting lip glosses that blossom into a variety of perfect pink shades. In easy language It changes the color with the body temperature /PH but the price always put you off.
Then there is a good news, Nyx cosmetics introduced NYX Mood Lip Gloss

What it is:

Magic lip gloss starts off clear then turns into the most perfect shade of reddish-pink on your lips. It's a tube of heavenly shiny bliss and your lips couldn't be any more natural and sexier! 

Price :$ 4.50
Availabilty ,

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So Do you Like Nude/Neutral Lipsticks !?

Nude lipstick is as strong a statement as red lips. I love both. But honestly i am not into nude lips as much i was last year, Nude lips was one of the biggest makeup trends for Spring 2010. If your looking for a good, cheap, nude lipstick. Look no further. For a change i am posting about something which actually available in Pakistan.HOOORAY !!!

edited the picture to show the original shade

I bought Etude aqua rouge BE810, I got it from Alfatah for rs approx 250-350( cant remeber exact price) . There was a time when etude products were such a rage in Pakistan . I am sure they still are but i dont see much of their products these days maybe Rimmel , maybelline ,L'oreal Paris has taken over ,Thanks to Media.

I personally love etude aqua rouge lipsticks , they are affordable and they have such huge varierty of shades, reds,pinks, browns, beiges. And they mention the shade range by putting BR,BE,RD,etc before the shade number. 

I would say that  is pigmented pinky beige nude shade.Its a pale pinkish nude lipstick .If you dont want a nude lipstick like myth , which is , fleshy beige shade then this is a perfect shade.

I usually pair it with a bit of smoky eyes, if i am not wearing any eyeshadows, i smoke out my kajal on the lower lashline and i am good to go. This is a great color to pair with more pigmented, brighter pink lipglosses if you want it give it a glossy finish. I usually apply my Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Mica which has pale pink base with purple and pink sparkles

Below swatches are two swipes on hands/lips without any gloss or base

While i was going through my nude lipsticks stash i though of swatching few together so below are few of my favorite nude lipsticks .

Feel free to share with me your favorite neutral / nude lipstick

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Sephora Collection Floral Funk Eyeshadow Palette - Cool

Not very long time ago i told you about Sephora Collection Floral Funk Eyeshadow Palette Warm . I liked it , in my opinion Liking something in makeup isn't a strong word, you have to LOVE the product .And I loved the Sephora collection Floral Funk Eyeshadow Palette 

  • What it is:
A palette with nine eyeshadows that can create looks ranging from natural to dramatic.

  • What it does:
Add an edgy yet feminine touch to your look with this gorgeous assortment of shades. Experiment with cool, smoky shades and a fun pop of color or use the warm tones for a naked look.

  • What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

  • What else you need to know:
The Floral Funk Palette comes in a hard compact. It's covered in black faux leather that's bejeweled with golden rivets and adorable pink and white flowers.

Price: $28
Availability :Sephora (
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil for Summer 2011

This summer, let Estée Lauder transport you to the Mediterranean with the latest Bronze Goddess collection of seductive makeup. Inspired by the hues and atmosphere of luxurious resorts on the Rivieria, the collection invites you to sit poolside and take in the cool waters, warm sand beaches and sun’s luminous rays. Experience the casual luxury and seductive spirit of a Goddess with shades that sparkle, shimmer and shine for eyes, lips and nails, while face and décolletage are transformed into golden, glowing perfection.

Bronze Goddess Island Oasis Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00) (Limited Edition)
The eyeshadows’ delicate iridescent pigments allure with radiance and luminosity in warm sand shades of copper, bronze, gold and coral balanced by cool surf hues of turquoise, seashell pink, silver and seaweed.
ShadowStick Duo ($20.00)

    * Gold Bronze
    * Pink Teal

Pure Color Gloss ($20.00)

    * Blazing Coral Sparkle
    * Plum Divine Shimmer
    * Sun Burst Sparkle (Limited Edition)

Pure Color Crystal Lipstick ($24.00)

    * Tiramisu

Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush is a beautifully-crafted, feather-light illuminating blush that enhances any skin’s bronzed complexion with a perfectly warm sun-kissed glow. Featuring an artful starfish resting on a shimmering sand-inspired background, the silky, soft powder bronzing blush gives skin a naturally radiant, smooth, sun-kissed finish. Color-true and with buildable coverage, this unique bronzing blush enhances your natural cheek color with an added touch more summer radiance with every stroke. Easy to apply and blend, the blush can be worn alone, or over any Bronze Goddess bronzer and will not streak or settle into pores.

Bronze Goddess Bronzer ($30.00)

    * Soft Matte Bronzer
    * Soft shimmer Bronzer
    * Soft Duo Bronzer (Amber Bronze Medium/Amber Bronze Rich)

Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50) (Limited Edition)
Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19.00)

    * Shimmering Bronze (Limited Edition)

Bronze Goddess Soleil Fragrance ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Bronze Goddess Soleil’s opening reveals a dawn-like freshness of Sicilian citron, Calabrese bergamot and sweet tangerine blended with Provençal lavender flowers and lemon tree petitgrain. A cascade of solar flowers follows: Mediterranean pittosporum, neroli Tunisia, Moroccan orange blossom, Indian sambac, grapefruit tree blossoms and pink lily nectar. Finally, the background of the fragrance warms with enveloping blonde woods, iris notes, ambrette seed and crystalline musks.
Bronze Goddess Fragrance ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

 Availability: March 2011