Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sleek Makeup Nude Collection - Photos, Swatches & Review

Transition your makeup into Autumn/Winter 2011 with Sleek MakeUP’s NUDE COLLECTION.

Sleek MakeUP’s NUDE COLLECTION resonates from the clean, fresh-faced beauty that reigns over the fashion industry, and no longer is this colour story all about beige. Sleek MakeUP’s new collection is a celebration of ethereal beauty, ranging from earthy browns, variations of tan, and pearly oysters. The dominant makeup trend emerging from the A/W ’11 shows is one of far fewer bold brights and many more neutral, taupe dustings of colour; now the focus is on perfect skin, natural shades of makeup, and a real sense of purity.

  • Sleek Makeup AU NATUREL I-DIVINE

The 12-piece AU NATUREL I-DIVINE (RRP: £6.49) gives you soft, subtle eyes with a palette of fawns and champagne, or a smoky, sultry look with rich dark browns, highly pigmented to suit all skin tones.

First of all dont mind the borken mirror , it came to me like this. I think i have some kind of jinx, atleast one item comes broken whenever i get sleek makeup products.
Like all Sleek makeup I divine eyeshadow palette  this one  comes in black compact. The compact is small and sturdy . It comes with a high quality big mirror , Perfect to bring with you on holiday or travel.

  • Nougat: is creamy white (Matte)
  • Nubuck : is a grey with lilac undertones. (Matt) 
  • Cappuccino : is a beige biscuit shade. 
  • Honeycomb : is a yellowish beige eyeshadow. (matte)
  • Taupe : is a champagne beige.( Shimmer) 
(bottom row)
  • Conker : is a copper bronze (shimmer) 
  • Moss : is a moss green shade (shimmer) 
  • Bark :  is a dark taupe brown (matte) 
  • Mineral Earth : is a chocolate brown (shimmer ) 
  • Regal : is a taupe brown with mauve undertones. (matte) 
  • Noir :  is a Jet black (matte)

I have mixed feeling about Au Naturel I-Divine. It comes with 8matte shades and 4 shimmery ones . I am usually very impressed with Sleek makeup i divines, but to be honest i don't care for this one. The matte shadows in top row were bit of let down. Usually matte shadows are never as pigmented as shimmery ones but these one leans toward powdery. But i love the botton row,esp the shimmery ones like taupe, mineral earth are great.Even Bark and regal have good pigmentation.

Now some swatches , Below swatches are on back of my hand and without any primer. 

  • Top row swatched with Artdeco eyeshadow primer ( bottom one is over the primer)


Nail supermodel skin with the SUEDE BLUSH (RRP: £4.29) and create contours and highlights with a shroud of natural colour. Veils of nude on nude on the A/W 2011 runways of Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chloé championed a serenely smoky eye, contoured cheeks, and bare lips.Sensual and full nude lips have become a fashion institution, and they’re as big as ever this fall. Let the BARE MINIMUM POUT POLISH (RRP: £4.29) live up to its name and pair with dramatically dark eyes for an enticingly chic look. SleekMakeUP’s tinted lip conditioning balm is enriched with Jojoba, Avocado and Sweet Almond Oil as well as having SPF 15, giving you gorgeous conditioned lips that are protected from  harmful UV rays.

When i saw reviews online about the Sleekmakeup nude collection , i had a feeling that SuEde blush will be my least favorite products in this collection , But O'boy was i wrong. It is one of those shade which look boring in the pan but once applied it gives the beautiful barely there color. It is a  gorgeous gorgeous nude blush with a hint of peach. Which became my favourite at the first application. It looks stunning against tanned skin but i am not sure if women of color can pull this off, it may look little ashy .

Swatch Left two swipes and right blened

Like all Sleek Makeup Pout Polish is sweetly scented and comes with SPF15 . The Bare Minimum Pout Polish is a very lightly pigmented,and its perfect for a nude/neutral  lips. But its looks stunning over Sleekmakeup's pout paint in peachy keen which is a cool toned peach shade.

My cousin was visiting me few days ago and i did this look on her with sleek makeup products. I used Coastal Scents HD foundation all over her face. I primed her lids with artdeco eyeshadow primer and used Taupe all over her lids and brow bone hightlight, then mineral earth on the outer V of lid , taking and blending it in the crease. Used Noir to contour and blend little in the crease. Appled Suede blush on apple of her cheeks , blending towards temple a little , contoured and used Bare Minimum Pout Polish over sleek makeup's paint pout in peachy keen.

Close u of the eye makeup

This is a permanent addition to their range .Sleek MakeUp palettes are an amazing value for money. You are getting 12 highly pigmented eyeshadows for just under $12.60 .

  •  SUEDE BLUSH (RRP: £4.29)
Available from:  , Superdrug in U.K

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss Swatches & Review

Hi Dolls <3 ! Today i am reviewing lipglosses by my favorite drugstore brand, Revlon.  Its a pity that revlon isnt easily available in Pakistan as it used to be. I remember seeing revlon nail polishes when i was teenager , and i wish at that i knew that Revlon will vanish from Pakistani market then i would have had bought alot . I love revlon colorstay foundation . I was more than thrilled when i got my hands on Revlon Colorburst Lipglosses.

Lips that shine with killer color. This weightless gloss makes lips pop with 5X more shine than patent leather

A pop of weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine. Outshines everything but you!
•Micro-crystal formula for 5X the shine of patent leather
•Plush applicator shaped to curves of your lips for smooth, even application of color
•Revlon ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology for rich color with a weightless feel
•Moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E conditions and improves lip texture
•Available in 15 vibrant, on-trend shades

First thing , first look at the packaging.. isnt it gorgeous ?? The packaging clearly reminds of Chanel Glossimer.  Its very elegant and classy.Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss comes in 15 colors. The glosses come in a wide variety of shades and finishes from reds to corals to browns.
I have Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in two shades Papaya & strawberry  .

  • Papaya is a reddish-coral 

  • strawberry is pink-red with flecks of silver and pink micro-glitter

The formulation is outstanding. Its taste free fragrance free ( I read that it has vanilla sceent but to be honest i couldnt detect any smell ) and non sticky.
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss claims to “make lips pop with 5x more shine than patent leather”, and trust me they mean what they claim , these glosses are shiny in a good way.The applicator is perfectly shaped which applies the gloss to curves of your lips smoothly & evenly. They are pigmented enough that you can put on a little for a sheer look, or layer on more but they as almost all glosses , when applied shades are more sheer than they look in tube.Usually lipsticks and lip glosses doesnt stay on my lips , but surprisingly this stays pretty long compared to my other glosses as I wore it for about couple of hours during eid day.

Now some lip swatches of Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Papaya

Natural Day light

Indoors with Flash

I have only one complain that one with glitter ( Strawberry) wasnt completely smooth .  Over all these are one of my favourite glosses , try nyx mega shine glosses , if you dont mind the fragrance in nyx glosses if you cant get your hand on these babies.

Next on my wishlist - Revlon SuperLustrous lipgloss

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

When earth stood still ..........!!!!!!!

Urban Deacy 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection

15 ALL-NEW shadows for our big 15! You get neutrals, brights AND deep shades in a sleek gunmetal collectible box (our most luxe EVER!).

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Eid Day Mani - Accessorize Nail Varnish in Pin Up [NOTD]

My cousin bought me Accessorize Nail Varnish in Pin Up from London before eid and i knew that this is the nail polish i want to wear on my eid day.  I wanted to get my hands on Accessorize Nail Varnish for so long and finally i have one.

Accessorize Rock Star collection  offers Fast Drying, high gloss with superior wear formula, Rock Star offers vibrant glitter shades for glamorous nails.

It's a deep vampy shade . Its a purple jelly with silver glitter/shimmer.  I needed two coats to make it opaque . Its a beautiful Dark base with very fine added glitter which looks stunning out doors. Accessorize Nail Varnish in Pin Up doesn't dry smooth so i highly recommend using a good top coat. I didn't notice any chipping but usual tip wear aftr couple of days.

This polish costs £4 and is available from some Accessorize stores and Superdrug .

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