Thursday, January 30, 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry : Review, Swatch, FOTD

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in sultry
I LOVE (with caps) Revlon lip products; I'm reviewing the revlon colorburst matte balm in shade -sultry!they are among the best in the drugstore market. Revlon just kissable balm stains my HG lip products. I can’t seem to get enough .So recently I picked up Revlon color burst matte balm, among other things coupleof weeks ago and been using it religiously.
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm ($8.99) offers velvety color with balm-like moisture. Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter. This retractable chubby crayon requires no sharpener.
Right now I own just one shade but I have ordered two more which I shall feature here soon.
Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in sultry is a brown toned pink.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry applied & swatched
The Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in sultry is amaze balls. It is a total matte and hence no shimmer or sheen.Revlon sultry is prefect for medium/ desi skin tones who want a safe shade for everyday use. If you haven’t already noticed I love lip products with minty flavor or scent, So this also have the same mint scent as the kissable lip stains, and comes in same swivel up design but the packaging is matte and the outside color matches the product shade, making these easy to spot & easy to use. They don’t need a sharpener and travel friendly. Revlon cute matte chubby pencils claim to be “blam-like” but I didn’t find them as moisturizing as a regular lip balm. The shade i won sultry isnt drying but I wouldn't call it a "balm" . It is very creamy and applies so smoothly without any dragging or pulling and super pigmented ,you only need one or maximum two swipes to build up full opacity. It feels so comfortable on the lips. The lasting power is impressive, I applied when I was going out around 4pm and by 8pm it slightly faded leaving behind a stain, on me it stays for 3.5-4 hours before needing a touchup.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry-applied
Revlon kissable lip stain in honey,Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry,Revlon kissable lip stain in smitten

Price: $7.99-$8.99 / I got mine for Rs 1350 from beautyhub
Selection:Shade Range( ones in bold are shades i own and will review in future)
Sultry 225
Showy 220
Unapologetic 210
Audacious 245
Standout 250
Complex 230
Elusive 205
Shameless 215
Mischievous 235
Striking 240. 
Availability: In Pakistan You can pre-order these through BeautyHub facebook page or I have seen some instock at Rouge’s Facebook page.
Internationally – Boots, Walgreens, US drugstores

Overall: I use these Revlon chubby lip balm/stains more than lipsticks and I am such a fan of the minty scent/taste but I personally find the minty scent quite pleasant but those who don't like scented/flavored lip products might not like it .It is quite pigmented & applies like a creamy lipstick .It also glide on smoothly & feel comfortable on lips. I can’t wait to get more , maybe a lacquer one this time probably when Revlon is buy one get one 50% off . Do i need to say more ? 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Everbuying 24 Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set with Travel Case - Review

Is there anything like too many makeup brushes?? But with dufferent brands, countless brush sets availability and deciding which makeup brushes to add to your collection can sometimes be difficult & tricky.
Today i am going to review this budget friendly 24 piece brush set which comes with in a Roll-up Leather Case. The brush set was individually packaged and the brushes were protected by a plastic.The brushes come with wooden handles (with Bobbi brown name printed on them) and there are two different types of brush bristles natural animal hair and synthetic fibers.

The 24 piece brush set Includes:
1 × 24 in 1 Professional Cosmetic Makeup Brush Set
1 × Roll-up Leather Case
Large Fan brush,Small fan brush,Powder brush,Angled contour brush,blush brush,Foundation brush
Large eyeshadow brush,medium eyeshadow brush,pencil brush,angled blending brush,small blending brush,small pencil brush,smudge brush.
eye-shadow shader brush,angled shading brush,concealer brush, Small flat eyeshadow brush, Smudge brush,eyeliner brush,small angled flat brush,angled eyeliner brush & lip brush .
brow comb/brush,spoolie,sponed tip eyeshadow applicator
24-Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set with Travel Case
Travel Case
 This brush set comes with possibly with all the brush you will need ever,except maybe a fluffy eye-shadow blending brush. Lets start with the face brushes. I was bit disappointed with the quality of blush,powder and angled contour brush, they shed alot and bristle hair are sticking out most of time,resulting leaving these brush hair on the face. They aren't the soft and bit scratchy.  But on the other hand the large fan brush is amazing , i use it for applying highlighter, The flat foundation brush and the small fan brush are pretty decent. Now the fun part, the small brushes which are in my opinion highlight of this big brush set, There are so many types of eye-shadow brushes,different sizes,different hair, and i love them. They are soft , blend easily. They dont shed ,atleast not yet. The quality of this brush set is 50-50, if i have to rate it solely on the eye-makeup brush i might have given it 8.5/10 but since face brushes are essential tool.Keeping in mind the cost and quantity of the product, you really cant compare them with high-end brush sets like sigma,crown brushes,Real techniques but lets be honest one RT brush will cost you more than this whole set. 
I love using the eyeshadow brushes and i think i wont be buying eyemakeup brushes any time in future, I particularly like the small pencil brush,angled blending brush, the small angled eyeliner brush, and really they work as good as my coastal scents & luscious brushes.

Do i recommend it ? you really cant compare them with high-end brush sets like sigma,crown brushes,Real techniques but lets be honest one RT brush will cost you more than this whole set. I do like the smaller brushes like eye shadow ones, concealer, the big fan brush , but on the other hand i am not fan of other face brushes in this set. This set will be good investment for those who are just starting with makeup and want to try out different brushes since there are alot of multitasking brushes in this set.
Price & Availability : The 24-Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set with Travel Case is available at for $14.80/approx PKR1561 (originally $17.76).
everbuying is a wholesaler website which ship internationally and shipping is free, 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Current Makeup Wishlist- Bobbi Brown,YSL,Tory Burch & Estee Lauder

From time to time, I browse online websites & oh-ah at this and that. I love browsing shopping sites, what can i say i am lame . it has become like a hobby. The below wishlist is result of last night's insomnia and of course my brother's pre wedding excitement. So I was busy with nothing and stumbled upon few products I would really want to add to my makeup collection

How many neutral eye shadows a girl can have? I mean there should be a limit for these makeup companies. I own one Urban Decay Naked palette and I feel like I don’t need any more until I saw BOBBI BROWN Nude Eye Palette ($50). It’s like any other naked eyeshade palette but maybe the mix of matte and sparkling finishes or the travel friendly compact size won my heart but the price !? OUCH
I am very partial to YVES SAINT LAURENT lip products. I don’t care how insanely expensive these are but Gold is girl’s best friend and since I own quite some YSL lipstick I think I need at least one Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté ($32) ,most probably in shade #102 Rose Satine ( rosy pink with golden shimmer)
My brother’s wedding is in next few months and I am looking for a foundation which will survive the Pakistani heat, practicing on songs, staying up late and travelling to other city for some wedding functions. I asked my lovely ladies in PBBC group for a foundation recommendation and most of them suggested Estee Lauder Double Wear stay in place foundation and I shall be getting it SOON. 
Lastly but certainly not the least,TORY BURCH Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Spray ($82). A super-chic glass bottle with the signature fretwork top. GORGEOUSSS . Its the first fragrance from Tory Burch captures classic elements in unexpected ways: feminine and tomboy, easy and polished. Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli anchored by earthy vetiver—a bright and complex mix.

Do you have anything on your wishlist which keeps you awake at nights?