Friday, August 2, 2013

Eye Makeup Tutorial feat. MAC Shadowy Lady Eyeshadow Quad

Shadowy Lady Eyeshadow Quad was a limited edition palette from MAC Cosmetics' "Cult of Cherry Collection."  I must say , no matter how much i love playing with makeup, eyeshadow are my least used item. I have so many palettes and i think its time , i start utilizing them. I love looking at pictorials and always wanted to do some of own . Today i was feeling little active and took some test shots and to my surprise they did turn out pretty well. So one thing lead to another and here i am.  Please keep in mind that I am not a professional makeup artist and have never gone through proper training. All my techniques and skills are self-taught and acquired through experience/blogs/you tube/magazines
So enough of jibbar jabbar and lets get started. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipsticks-Reviews & Swatches

Review Pure Matt Lipstick Color Studio Professional 
 Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks
New from Color Studio Professional are Pure Matt Lipstick Color Studio Professional which are moisturizing , pigmented, long-wearing fade-proof matte finish lipsticks that come in twenty-eight shades.I am reviewing Color Studio Pro Pure Matt Lipstick in Asia & Pink Nova.

"Color Studio Professional debuts the Pure Matt Moisturizing Lipsticks perfect for the summer, off-the-runway fashion season. The range boosts all the nourishment of a moisturizing lipstick in 28 versatile matt shades, ideal for recreating runway looks both day and night. "
The shades i received to try out are 
  • Pink Nova is a cool toned Pink with a Hint of Purple
  • Asia is a Pink Toned Brown
Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks-The innovative lipstick formulation of high impact color envelops your lips with a matt finish. Create a captivating, bold statement featuring a harmony of feminine and vibrant shades with delicate tones from pastel pink and nude peach to neon red and electric fuchsia.
The expansive palette of hues along with the subtle hint of micro-shimmer, flatter and contour the lips for a vivid pop of color. The Pure Matt Lipstick is easy to apply for comfortable long-wearing fade-proof lips that lasts all day giving you a high-intensity lip color in just a single swipe. 
Color Studio Pure Matt Lipsticks in Pink Nova & Asia
First thing anyone will notice about these lipstick is packaging .It comes in very luxurious ,expensive looking golden box with signature  Color Studio Professional black sleeve. You need to slide the golden part to get the lipstick out, which i find very a unique idea. The tubes which lipstick comes in also very durable and once you take off the cap , you will notice the gold theme going on. I don't know why but they remind me of MUFE forever lipsticks .

The shades i have are from two different families- Cool toned pink & warm pinkish brown.I have to say Asia (Pink toned brown) is my favorite , reason being that it looks much better on my medium skin tones compared to pink nova (cool toned pink) But both shades have super pigmented formula. Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks give opaque color with just one coat and wear comfortably for hours.The lipsticks applies smoothly. I will recommend moisturizing your lips prior to application for any matt lipsticks , but some shades can be forgiving compared to others.The lipsticks are matt but still have little bit of shine . Some matte lipstick tend to look so dry on lips , but this is not the case with Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt lipsticks .

Did i mention I love the vanilla scent ?? Its very intoxicating.  

Pink Nova tends to be a little dry and do emphasize the creases in my lips. But the shade is beautiful and fair skin tones can rock this shade easily.
Asia is beautiful MLBB shade, which is perfect for everyday use. The formula is amazing , it glides like a dream on lips and doesn't accentuate fine line. 

Both shades lasts 4-5 hours on me but staying power depends upon person to person.
Both shades i got were very smooth and creamy to apply on lips .But since  most of creamy lipstick tends to shift and start to look patchy in areas when you press your lips together or roll your lips , so that’s one of the problems you might experience with lighter shades if you have pigmented lips.The downside to matte lipstick is that it can leave your lips dry sometimes , But you can dab lip gloss into the center of you bottom lip and then gently press your lips together.The color stays so true for hours and hours without fading or feathering.

 Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks Swatch - Pink Nova

Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks Swatch - Asia

 Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks L-R Asia - Pink Nova

Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks are great because they're affordable , easily available, comes in some pretty vibrant shade. I can not wait to get my hands on couple of more shades like  La Rouge- Bright Fuchsia Pink , Gossip- Warm Dusty Rose and
Missionary- Muted Peach

  • If you are sucker for cute packaging 
  • If you are looking for affordable matte lipstick with variety of shades 
  • If you want lipstick which stays so true for hours without fading or feathering.
  • If you prefer opaque finish and with great ng lasting power
  • If you like Vanilla scents then you will love how these lipsticks smell


  • The downside to matte lipstick is that it can leave your lips dry sometimes
  • The lighter shades may accentuate the fine line

Color Studio Professional New Pure Matt Lipsticks are Available in 28 versatile matt shades. and costs Rs 750/-  ( For more shades swatches check out colorstudiopro )
Color studio professional products are easily available in all major cities and will be available online on  and
also available at colorstudiopro website

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Medora nail polish bright pink in #472 -NOTD

Bright lips & Bright nails are my thing this summer. I am loving that local brands have such amazing variety to choose from. Today i bring you Medora nail polish in #472. I bought Medora  #342 in april from Lahore , same day when i bought Medora true red lipstick.
I bought Medora shade number #342 almost 2-3 months ago from Lahore. It is super bright hot pink and has a creme finish.This is certainly one of the most pretty hot pink nail polish own.It takes only 2-3 coats to get full opacity and dries really quickly, The application was easy with no visible streaks.

Medora cosmetics nail polishes are really affordable, easily available and come in so many beautiful shades and finishes to choose from. They have improved their nail polish formulas. They last quite a long time without any chipping. I have applied 3 coats in these pictures. and i think it looks great in these hot summer days. 
I might pick up few more nail polishes & lipsticks on my next trip .Have you tried medora nail polishes? any shade you would want me to try ?

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