Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang -Review & swatches

it's neither a lipstick nor a gloss... It's BIGGER than both!  The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London combining the intense colour of lipstick with a lacquer like shine, Apocalips Lip Lacquer is an explosive make-up phenomenon that represents the end of colour as you know it. Packed with pure colour pigments, its lusciously creamy, conditioning formula promises a never-before combination of colour, shine and comfort that last and last. Available in 8 shades, from subtly sexy to spectucular .
I think by now everyone must have heard or read about these new Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer ,They recently launched in Pakistan ,  if not then I am sorry you must be living under the rock . Because this super pigments awsomeness is a  hybrid between a lipgloss and lipstick.They have intense colour of lipstick with a lacquer like shine.When launched ,they caught attention very quickly and was almost on every blog or Facebook page. is pretty much on every blog or Facebook page . I spotted these at Alfatah Lahore , and I was torn between three shades Nova ( a bubble gum Pink) Apocalyptic (a bright pink) and and Big Bang( a vibrant red) but since I am going through a serious red lipstick phase , I went with big bang . 
The applicator is a doe foot and is most suitable for this texture, for ease of applying and creating the best effect. The little dip in the applicator holds the product as it comes out. I personally love it . The packaging of Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer is very eyectaching with ombre effect going on and you can see the actual color in the packaging.
If you are familiar with Ellis Ellis Faas Milky lips , you will find the formula quite similar. Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer  in Big Bang is like WHOA ! Super pigmented , you only need like a one swipe to get perfect pigmented lip color.It is also non sticky , smooth ,and moisturizing .If you are the lip switches you will notice that this has gorgeous glossy finish but over the time it becomes matte which you can see in first lip swatch.The stayingpower is around 3-4, It fades away leaving a stain behind. If you drink or eat than do remember it transfers easily and will need to be reapplied. 

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer big bang
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left-right Rimmel london lasting finish 1000 kisses lip liner in red dynamite , Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in big bang swatch, rimmel london by kate lasting finish lipstick in #10

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer are hybrid between a lipgloss and lipstick.These are also non sticky , smooth ,and moisturizing They have intense pigmentation and if you always wanted to try YSL Glossystain but price was an issue .These are great alternatives for much affordable price.

You can buy Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Pakistan for rs 975/- from all major stores across pakistan and online they are available at
UK -
USA - Launching soon with a different name Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer Availability & Prices : Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer are available at for $4.99 and if you order between (6/16 - 6/22) you can avail 15% off Sitewide w/ code 15JUNE  
also available On $5.49

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

e.l.f. Studio Daily Brush Cleaner - Review

e.l.f. Studio Daily Brush Cleaner  (Price - $3)is an anti-bacterial daily brush cleanser for quick cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Cleaning brushes after each use with the Daily Brush Cleaner helps to keep your brushes last longer for extended use. New and improved leak-proof design for easy travel when you're on-the-go

When im doing makeup , my brushes present the scene of a battlefield because i tend to use alot of different brushes at one time .So its great to have it handy for spot cleaning as it avoids getting all eyeshadows mixing with eachother . So having a brush cleaner in hands is a great way to quicky clean dirty brushes like I love to use it esp with my eyeliner brush , because i use my essence gel liner alot and if you use gel eye liners you would know how with time eyeliner brush bristles gets hard when liner dries out in them. So before applying eyeliner , it is a must for me to spray few spritz of this e.l.f. Studio Daily Brush Cleaner on it . Now as i mentioned its great for everyday light quick cleaning of brushes but it doesn't beat the deep clean makeup brush ritual every week. So if you want your foundation / blush brushes squeaky clean , it just wont be enough.The only thing which i would like to mention about  e.l.f. Studio Daily Brush Cleaner is the smell , it is not really strong but it to lingers on to the brush for sometime.

How i use it - I simply spray like two times on to the brushes , wipe them on a paper towel, let it dry before next use.and Voila ! Done. Unlike few other Brush Cleaner i own , it comes in a see through bottle so it is easy to see how much product is left.


Price : $3
where to  buy :  I bought mine from target USA, when i was there last year but it is available at , Some of USA drugstore and Pakistani makeup lovers can order e.l.f stuff from

Over all , It is cheap , it gets the job done . e.l.f. Studio Daily Brush Cleaner is a great simple everyday daily brush cleaner which is perfect for spot cleaning your brushes. But if you want a deep clean then check out the E.L.F. Brush Shampoo . 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor by Maybelline - launching in Pakistan

If you love bright lips as much as I do , you must be singing halejullah by now . 
Finally maybelline Pakistan will be releasing Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor sometime in June . As of now , exact date of launch and which shades will be included ,is not confirmed but I will update this post as soon as I get more information .

Now bright goes gorgeous, never garish with Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor by Maybelline. Brighter color from Maybelline's exclusive vivid pigments. Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color:
  • Brighter color from exclusive vivid pigments
  • Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar
  • Bright goes gorgeous, never garish
  • Be bright and gorgeous

  •  (Left to right: Pink Pop, Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral, Vivid Rose and Electric Orange.)

Luscious Designer Nail Colors - Sania Maskatiya [NOTD]

Luscious cosmetics designer collection nail polishes on my must buy list on my last trip to Lahore. I was really excited to grab couple of shades because from the press release photos , all the shades look fantatsic .But as soon as beauty bloggers started reviewing shades i knew that this collection definitely have some hits and more misses. The reason being the not so good nail polish formula. I went to pick up shade by designer karma but instead i bought one by Sania Maskatiya ( a pastel sunny yellow ) & another one by Umer Sayeed is a pale creamy pink. I should've bought the shimmery ones.

So now you have seen the swatches , do i need to say more ?  Its a beautiful shade which is perfect for summer but the formula was bit thicker and more difficult to work with. After the first coat , the nail polish start getting gloopy and it literally drags . Overall i am not a fan of these two Luscious designer collection . Maybe there are better shades available in this collection. But i was disappointed with the ones i bought.In past i really enjoyed luscious nail polishes.

Luscious designer collection is LE, and available at leading store in Pakistani as well as online at  at the price of rs 295 .

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