Saturday, August 27, 2011

MAC Warmth of Coral Mineralize Blush - Photos , Swatch & Review

MAC Semi Precious Collection launched couple of weeks ago  for summer 2011. This collection is all about Mineralize products.The 32 piece collection includes twelve new Mineralize Eye Shadow shades, three Mineralize Blushes, four Mineralize Skinfinishes, four Lipsticks, five Cremesheen Glass glosses, Mineralize Satinfinish SPF Foundation SPF 35, Mineralize Charged Water and Mineralize Face + Body Lotion.

Warmth of Coral is described on the MAC Website as Coral, Peach. but you can clearly see that there is some pink swirl in there too.

I am a pink blush kinda girl. I love coral / peach / neutral blushes but i always go back to my pink blushes in the end. When i saw swatches of MAC Semi Precious Collection swatches , i knew i have to have the feeling flush mineralize blush . But i changed my mind at the last moment and asked my friend to pick me up MAC Warmth of Coral Mineralize Blush from his Thailand trip.
It is a beautiful melange of peach, coral and even some pink.This is a very pretty, subtle peach orange blush, leaning more towards light orange. this blush is definitely more peach than coral.It comes in typical MAC black packaging with a clear top and a protector lid .

Mac Warmth Of Coral is definitely a great choice for summer coral/ peach blushes. The colour isn't too bright, but yet manages to add a subtle yet stilll noticable colour and a lovely glow on mu NC30-35 skintone.I dont see it working for skintones darker than NC35 because i doubt that it will show up . Mac Warmth Of Coral makes my skin look kind of sunkissed.There is also a nice sheen which really looks pretty in sunlight. If i have to sum up then i will say peachy coral and pretty.

Texture wise MAC Warmth of Coral Mineralize Blush is pigmented, smooth, and gives off a nice sheen.

The Semi-Precious Mineralize Blushes retail for $23.00 and are limited edition

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GOSH Bronzing Shimmer Powder in Pink - Review

Why not enhance your tan with a sun kissed bronzer from GOSH such as their NEW Bronzing Shimmer Powder which is formulated with a unique combination of 5 different shades that creates a multitude of beautiful bronzed tones with subtle shimmer.
Lets all take a moment and stare at this pure gorgeousness  ..... Momemt over. Okay so let me start with how pretty its looks in the pan with so much shimmer. But when i swatched it , i was heartbroken with the amount of glitter transformed on my hand. It is really shimmery at first but once i swatched more and dust over it with a big powder brush a couple of times the glitter was gone  and it looks more like the picture below 

Once when all the glitter is gone,  you get the beautiful Pink shade. It's a subtle, pink which looks really natural and gives you a soft and rosy glow . It leaves you with a sheen rather than shimmer. I use my big make up brush like sigma F30 to sweep over the face, define cheekbones.
The GOSH bronzing Shimmer powder comes in a sturdy basic black packaging. I would have loved it even more if it came with a mirror.

There are 5 shades in the GOSH bronzing Shimmer powder palette, These five different shades graduate in colour up the compact from lightest to darkest. In my opinion this is quite a versatile product since you can swirl all shades together to get a beautiful natural rosy glow or you can use individual shades for different purposes like highlight, bronzer and blush. Since it not very pigmented which turn out in the favor of this powder as you can easily  tone your look down or up.


These swatches are the colours from darkest to lightest.

Now all 5 shades blended and swept back of my hand

Now as you can see GOSH bronzing Shimmer powder in Pink gives a flattering sheen . When applied on my cheeks gives my complexion a glowy and luminous sheen. It looks gorgeous . A perfect summer product for me.

Gosh Cosmetics is a Danish brand that is sold exclusively in Superdrug. Choose from two fantastic shades – 001 Bronze (creates a deep, bronze glow) and 002 Pink (creates a soft, rosy glow).

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Color Studio Professional Pro Nails - Mojito [NOTD]

Today i bring you the newly launched Color Studio Professional  pro nails. Color Studio Professional products are Designed for Make Up Artists and Make up Addicts, Color Studio Professional products are designed to be a “Feel Good Skin Products”. Infused with Vitamins and created with patented ingredients. 

Shades i own are Mojito & Diva


Color Studio Professional Mojito is a beautiful creme finish Apple green .

The packaging is well .. professional and very sleek. It sort of reminds me illasmaqua sleek, black packaging. I love how Color Studio Professional comes packaged .The bottle is simple yet elegant with heavy glass and elegant looking.For the price , packaging wise i say they get 5 stars from me. One more thing most of you will love the color studio professionals strict policy against animal testing . 

The formula is just fine , nor too thick nor too thin. I had streaking problem at the first coat but i applied two more, it turned out just fine. I got the full opacity in 3 coats. Dry time was average, i usually smudge my nails while i wait polishes to dry but it luckily dried before i had any smudg-ident . I got 3 days of wear out of my polish, and on the 4th day it started chipping.

When i was taking photos i kept thinking that Mojito reminds me alot of Who the Shrek are you by OPI. So i rushed to my room ,and did a little comparison.

Who the Shrek are you by OPI is limey green with an undertone of mustard yellow where as Mojito is perfect apple green.

Index Finger Mojito
Middle Finger Who the Shrek are you by OPI
Ring Finger Mojito
Baby Finger Who the Shrek are you by OPI

Color Studio Professional Nail Laquer has launched its Nail Laquer collection for the very first time in Pakistan in Hyperstar Fortress Stadium Lahore on the 18th , Park Towers Karachi, Dolmen Tariq Road Karachi & Dolmen Hyderi in the last 10 days of Ramadan.

The Color Studio Professional Nail Colors  are priced at PKR 250

Color Studio Professional Nail Laquer in Mojito is one of those shades which you will either love or hate , there is no in between. I personally love the shade, but wish formula was bit better.

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Gossip girl "Leighton Meester" face of Vera Wang, Lovestruck fragrance

Actress Leighton Meester and iconic fashion designer Vera Wang appeared in Harrods to launch the designer's new fragrance, Lovestruck.  Over two hundred fans queued to see the star, who is also featured in the ad campaign.

Vera Wang said, “Leighton’s beauty, talent and spirit will inspire all the young women that I hope will enjoy wearing this passionate, new young  fragrance. She is the perfect heroine for my tale of romance,” said Vera Wang.

"Leighton Meester introduces Vera Wang's new fragrance Lovestruck, at world
famous department store Harrods."

Pictures: Leighton Meester, Vera Wang and Harrods Fashion & Beauty Director
Marigay McKee

Lovestruck is about the emotion and rush you feel when you are falling in love and going for it… those heart-pounding moments of spontaneity!” –Vera Wang

The fragrance is a sparkling addictive floral you are sure to fall in love with. There’s an instant attraction to the mouthwatering pink guava and mandarin, followed by a delicate mix of tuberose and lotus blossom. Behind it all, precious woods and sheer musk envelope a passionate elegance.

Vera Wang Lovestruck was inspired by a modern day twist on Romeo & Juliet. It captures the feeling of a woman who is struck by love, captivated by passion. It represents an irresistible romance. She is madly in love and she’s going for it.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 4 OR 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette .

For some reasons i could'nt sleep last couple of days and late night internet browsing made me read more and more about new Urban decay palettes. So i want one , but i cant decide which one to get Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 4 or Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette .

Which one do you like ?


I have asked a friend to do CP for me, i already paid her for $60 , i really want the  Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette .  I am sucker for anything shiny and the package of this is oh so sleek and er well stunning. But i also like the "extras" Book of shadows vol 4 comes with like liner / primer but to many neutrals . I already have urban decay naked palette and the summer of love palette.

 So if you  had to chose one which one will you get ?

Images : taken from temptalia

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bourjois Clubbing Mascara - review & swatch

Bourjois Paris makes some sincerely great mascaras and I have quite a few on my makeup list that I absolutely Plan to purchase. But i have one mascara i cant stop using,i have few other but bourjois volume clubbing mascara has permanent place in my makeup I absolutely LOVE this mascara,I personally love the effect this mascara gives to my lashes.The good thing about this mascara is the intensity of the colour.You want black, you wil get BLACK.

Flutter your lashes into V.I.P ! Extreme Volume: ultra-resistance. Enriched with intense black mineral pigments  Create your own V.I.P look for extremely striking eyes all night long!Volume Clubbing Mascara gives you extreme volume, perfect for nights out.Its patented double-sided brush with its high volume of supple bristles ensures even coverage on the lashes.

Its extremely resistant formula is enriched with vinyl for a look that won’t budge all night!100% tear and sweat proof. Tested and loved by clubbers!

I applied it and took pic like in 5 mins , didnt have time to separate them and curl or pamper.You can clearly see the difference, it gives me volume, thickens and gives the curl o my sparse , thin barely there lashes. What more can i ask for?

I have applied it o left eye if you still can't tell the difference*

The wand does have a super thick brush on the end which distributes loads of mascara, so  care does need to be taken with application.Be sure to remove excess mascara from wand before applying or it will cause a big mess. I don't care much for the thick 'clumpyness'. I love it for the sweatproof, waterproof formula .

This mascara is good for thickening and darkening my lashes.It does take a little getting used to in the application. You have to sort of dip your lashes in the well and then rotate the brush to comb the mascara through. It's very waterproof but I can take it off easily with any oily eyemakeup remover or baby Johnson baby oil .

Warning* A giant one eye ahead

Best way to apply this mascara is to use the flat side to get all the yummy inky blackness onto your lashes, then use the brushy parts to comb through the lashes about a billion times until you're left with perfectly defined, dark lashes. I love this mascara. It gives you the closest thing to false lashes that you can get from mascara, in my opinion. The trick is to remember that this is not a mascara that you can just swipe on the go. You have to apply it very carefully, and then use your lash comb quickly afterward because it does go on very thick. But once you get the hang of it, your lashes will look very dramatic.    

What made me buy this mascara?? see for yourself Volume Clubbing Mascara Bourjois TV Ad 

This is the European Bourjois commercial, in English.It's another super-cute Ad.

What is your favorite mascara? 

Until few months ago i used to ask my cousin to send me this mascara from London , now i am a happy duck because Bourjois Paris officially launched in Pakistan. You girls have to check their healthy mix foundation.

If  you are in Pakistan and wanna know where you can found bourjois products. Check out this post

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