Friday, March 1, 2013

Lakmé Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush in Day Blushes - Review , Photos & Swatch

Since i saw the Lakme Absolute commercials on tv featuring lovely Kareena kapoor , i knew i wanted few bits from this line. Before i left for india, i googled several reviews and made a list of top three products i wanted from lakme absolute line. Unfortunately i couldn't find Absolute kajal any where in Chandigarh so i had to get the matte lipstick.I started using the day blushes as soon as i got it .

Lakmé Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush (Price : approx 550 INR) : Luxurious powder blush, baked on Italian terracotta tiles enriched with Jojoba Oil, Antioxidant Vitamin E for an extraordinary luminosity. Apply Dry for a sheer effect or wet for a long-lasting, dramatic look. Fragrance free. Capture that shimmering glow onto your skin with this luxurious powder blush that has been baked on Italian terra cotta tiles. Silky soft, it comes packed with the goodness of Jojoba Oil and the antioxidant power of Vitamin E, for an extraordinary luminosity.
Shades : Available in 4 shades 
  • Day Sheer
  • Night Sheen
  • Night Sparkle &
  • Day Blushes

First thing i like to mention is that it comes in a really light weight and travel friendly packaging . It comes in a round doomed shaped box with a transparent lid. The L logo on top gives a very classy touch.It doesnt come with a mirroe or a brush , which isn't a problem for me as i keep both in my makeup bag. The blush is a gorgeous mix of peach/pink and coral with fine shimmer. The texture is amazingly soft and smooth. It is not very pigmented , but it is buildable as it needs atleast 2-3 swipe to get good amount of color on to the cheeks. But if you are a begginer in makeup or a teenager who just started wearing makeup , it will suit you alot. The shimmer is not chunky and once blended , it gives a beautiful sheen.I usually don't wear makeup for longer hours but when i was in Chandigarh, India ,I used to apply makeup around 9 am and take it off 11pm.I was blown away by the staying power of this blush. It stayed on me all this time with very little fading away. When i first swatched the blush , it reminded me alot of Nars orgasam . But when i swatched few blushes which i thought were similar , it turned out to be quite a unique shade. Its not even close to Nars amour, which is a matte and much more pigmented and a totally different shade. Essence Babydoll is similar but lakame absolute day blushes is more pink.

L-R Benefit Coralista , Nars Oragasm , Essence Babydoll & Lakmé Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush in Day Blushes  

*updated swatches since the above one came out really sheer , which was due to lightening .

L-R Essence Bay doll , Nars Deep throat , Nars orgasam , Benefit Bella Bmaba , and Lakme absolute day blushes

Do i Recommend : A gorgeous blush, with smooth texture ,beautiful sheen and which lasts exceptionally long . If you can get your hands on this , i will highly recommend it. It will looks gorgeous on variety of skintones, But darker skintones might want to swatch it first before buying as it could look little ashy.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Whats in my travel makeup bag? (India Version)

Before i even started packing for India, i knew i will like always over pack makeup and end up not using most of it.Well , i was right, I packed alot and used only few bits. My signature look was red lips and neutral cheeks with heavy eyeliner on top and bottom lashes. I fell in love with Nars Madly blush so much that i bought lotus herbal brew ginger . Nars Madly is a gorgeous blush and it lasts such a long time on me. I also tried essence foundation stay all day 16 hr , which is btw amazing. It gives me natural flawless finish and still manages to last almost 16 hour. I usually used to apply it around 9 in the morning and it still looked great end of the day. 

Blushes :
I only took two blushes with me which was a wise decision because i used Nars madly like 6 out of 8 days.
  • Nars Madly & 
  • Nars Amour

Eyes :
Okay so i packed alot and used only few things , like my beloved essence gel liner and Prestige Blackest black mascara most of times.
  • Essence gel liner
  • L'oreal Lineur intense liner 
  • Urbandecay 224/7 pencil bourbon
  • Prestige total intensity eyeliner in black  
  • Mac coral crepe paint pot
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow in Veiled Lyrebird
  • shu uemura eyelash eyelash curler
  • sleek makeup brow kit
  • anastasia brow gel


I pretty much used only Kate rimmel london lipstick in #10 with the rimmel exaggerate lip linet in red diva . Other time if i wasnt wearing red i was wearing Revlon kissable lip balm stain in honey.

I wore Essence stay all day foundation every day with sigma F82 brush. We used to stay up all night and wake up early so garnier tinited roll on was a God sent gift. During day my face got oily , i used Laura Gellar powder

I kept everything in this pretty pink bag from Sigma

Now at the end just a random photo collage of the trip photos. 

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Makeup Shopping from Chandigarh India

I really needed a vacation with friends to let go of so many things . So we palnned to viist Chandigarh and applied for visa (knowing that its really hard to get Visa for India for Pakistanis ) But luck was shinning upon us and we got it. Before i left for Chandigarh i made a list of everything i wanted to purchase makeup wise. I am glad i didnt over spend. My main focus was the local Indian brands because we can get international brands in Pakistan as well. We were group of Foodies so we tried to visit best of the best resturants there and we mutually decided that Mainland china has the best chinese we ever had and the frie ice cream spring roll was to die for. I Will share some photos in next post

The day before when i was leaving for India , i went to Alfatah to get sunblock and i bought these goodies and oh boy!   i am in love with the essense foundation. Its Fantastic and Me and my friends rocked the red  lips and even inspired our Indian friends to wear red with us.
Alfatah Lahore

  • Essence Stay all day 16hour long lasting makeup foundation in Soft Honey
  • Essence color & Go in chic reloaded
  • Rimmel exaggerate full color lip liner definer in 024 Red Diva 
  • Rimmel - Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick Shade 1o

I am officially a lipstick hoarded 

  • ColorBar creme touch lipstick spf 15 in 021 jewel pink
  • Lotus Herbal Pure Colors lipstick in 648 Sensuous Mauve
  • Lakme Absolute Matte lip color in 27 Berryilicious
  • Elle 18 color pops lipstick in 08 Pomegranate pie
  • Lakme Enrich Satin lipstick in 152
  • Lakme Enrich Satin lipstick in 129
  • ColorBar take me as i am lipcolor 003 Bare Dare pink 

Blushes :
  • Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked blush in Day Blushes
  • Lakme Pure Rouge Blusher in Peach Affair
  • Lotus Herbal Nature Blend Botanial Blusher spf20 in Brew Ginger 

Lotus Herbal

  • White Glow Yogurt Skin whitening & Brightneing Masque
  • White Glow 3 in 1 Deep Cleansing Skin whitening Facial Foam
  • Lemounpure turmeric & lemon cleansing milk normal to dry skin 

Lakme Skincare
  • Lakme fruit moisture peach milk moiturizer
  • Lakme fruit moisture winter care creme spf 9

Lakme absolute mattreal skin natural mousse beige honey (Tester) I was skeptical to get a full sized jar and shop keeper saw that i also really wanted to try it so he generously offered me a brand new sealed tester pot.
Lakem Black Impact liner black
Avon glimmerstick eye liner n blackest black

Free Gifts with purchase
Alfatah Lahore , I got the cute bag free when i spend some certain amount on Rimmel London products
Lotus Herbal bag with rs 500 shopping
Colorbar sharpener with the jumbo pencil 

I went to 5 different shops in search of lakme iconic kajal but not a single shop had it . They all had the mascara though . I had the time if my life there and I seriously can't wait to go there again
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