Saturday, November 15, 2014

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick 04 On the Catwalk-Review & Swatches

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick -04 called Onthe Catwalk review
Essence Long Lasting Lipstick 04 On the Catwalk-01 Coral Calling

Essence is one the brands which i always make sure to check when i am in lLahore I love the products ,their price tag and their nail polishes are one the best. Usually these lipsticks are all gone at essence ,alfatah but Since i am lipstick hoarder , and when i saw few of shades (like 2) available, I had to have one.I bought Essence Long Lasting Lipstick -04 called On the Catwalk.

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - long lasting love… you simply have to fall in love with the long lasting lipsticks by essence. the lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. the essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers!
Essence Long Lasting Lipstick -04 called Onthe Catwalk is a sheer neutral berry shade. It looks much darker in the tube but if you have pigmented lips like mine, it will appear almost MLLB but with bang of some color.
I have reviewed on the best selling shade from this range 01-Coral calling few weeks ago. So i won't go into much detail since the formula/Packaging is almost same.
The lipstick comes in a matte black pancaking with a border of same shade as the lipstick around it. The bullet of lipsticks looks very fancy with engraved "e" on it.
The formula of the lipstick is creamy and applies easily . But the pigmentation is on the sheer side, but still buildable and almost takes 2-3 swipes for me to work. It is perfect for those days when you don't want to wear something heavier on the lips .I feel this shade will suit medium complexions more. It applies glossy and have a balmy feel to it to but lips feel very soft and moisturized. It is also slightly scented and leaves a slight stain behind.The lipstick claims to be long wearing which honestly i didn't find true and formula is not definitely matte. For some reason this lipsticks makes my lips look more fuller and plumper. If you have thin lips, then it might be plus for you :)

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick 04 On the Catwalk

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick 04 On the Catwalk
Essence Long Lasting Lipstick 04 On the Catwalk-lip swatch

Swatch-Essence Long Lasting Lipstick 04 On the Catwalk-01 Coral Clling

Price Essence Long Lasting Lipstick costs approx PKR-490/- in Pakistan.
Availability: Its available at essence retailers as well a online at and , Internationally USA readers can get essence cosmetics at Ulta
Selection: On there are currently 19 shades available. 
OverallThe essence long lasting lipsticks come in variety of shade ,from a beautiful coral, to Barbie pink ,to a  bright red.The shade is perfect for those who want to try berry shades but are scared that they will be too bold for them. The shade is sheer and will suit desi/ medium complexions. It applies glossy and have a balmy feel to it to but lips feel very soft and moisturized. It is also slightly scented and leaves a slight stain behind.The lipstick claims to be long wearing which honestly i didn't find true and formula is not definitely matte. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My favorite MLBB lipsticks

Today I will be talking about my favorite MLBB lipsticks . These are the ones I have already featured on my blog, since then I bought couple of other shades which I will talk about later. If you aren’t familiar then MLBB, stands for “My Lips But Better” they are a great go-to for everyday use and also helps enhancing natural color of your lips.

so here are some of the best mlbb lipsticks for pakistani/indian/medium skin tones.
Left Row : Covergirl lip perfection in sultry,Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry,Nyx round lipstick in B52
Right Row:Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick-Samarcande,Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick in Asia ,Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick-Kate Moss #105

  • Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick in Asia : It is a Pink Toned Brown.It has 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 , It is one of my favorite everyday shade.
  • Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry: Iis a brown toned pink. 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. 
  • CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Sultry : It is an opaque, medium-dark, pink nude with a slightly glossy sheen. I love this lipstick, beautiful shade, perfect formula and love the packaging. This is a great MLLB shade for desi skintones .
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick-Kate Moss #105It is mid tone neutral brown, which is a MLLB shade on me. This shade will look faltering on most of skin tones. I love the gorgeous everyday shade of #105.I am in absolutely in love this shade but how i wish the formula was bit better. I don’t like how grainy lipstick bullet looks or feels on lips on application.I have sometimes dry lips and when in hurry don’t have time to prep them, this is perfect as its creamy ,forgiving matte formula has no shimmer and looks comfortable on my medium tan skin tone. 
  • Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick-Samarcande : It is a midtone brown with hint of pink .I love this lipstick ,Its very smooth, creamy and glossy. The feel of it on lips is very lightweight and hydrating.As i mentioned that the formula is extremely Creamy, they last relatively long unlike Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ Silky Sensual Radiant Lipsticks, and Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick does not feather on me.
  • Nyx round lipstick in B52 :is mauvish brown pink . Who isn't familiar with nyx cosmetics round lipsticks ? Nyx round lipsticks are really very creamy and have this moisturizing formula which applies and feels so smooth on lips. Nyx round lipstick in B52 is a beautiful neutral shade which is flattering for different skin tones. B52 applies smoothy and finish has a nice sheen to it. Like most of nyx round lipsticks the wear is average, since texture is smooth and has slip to it , i needed to reapply after the meal.I love this shade and it has become my everyday shade.

What is your current go-to my-lips-but-better (MLBB) shade?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

♥Best Lip Balms - Winter Lip Balm Picks ♥

It’s almost winters here and time to take out the big guns i you want to keep your lips soft and smooth . My lips tend to get dry and lip balms are the only thing i need. Although i love buying lip balms , i hardly ever use them beside winters. I have tried way too  many lip balms, I think Korres lip butters was among my top list but i had to keep this post short and to the point.

Best Lip Balms - Winter Lip Balm Picks

Nivea A Kiss of Milk & Honey & Nivea A Kiss of Flavor Cherry: They both Have faint flavor, my favorite is milk & honey (I simply love the smell of it )and the cherry one has a faint cherry flavor as well.I These babies aren't really hydrating, contains spf so protects from sun and unfortunately the moisturizing effect wears off as soon as the balm does too. *Ratings 4/5
Carmex Lip Balm : And without a doubt my favorite lip balm are from Carmex .I have three different version :Carmex Original Tube, Lip Balm,Carmex Jar, Lip Balm. ,Carmex Lime Twist.If you are a regular reader of my blog , you would know i like lip products with mentol or cooling effect like revlon kissable lipstain range , so the instant i put the carmx lipbalms on ,they give my lips cooling sensation. This is the only lipbalm which i will even use it during summer . This has to be my favorite of all times until i find something better.I have back ups of my backup and i simply cant get enough of these. *Ratings 5/5
EOS medicated lip balm Tangerine for chapped lips: I got sucked in the hype and got the three flavors but i am not impressed with these as much as i was hoping for. Dont take me wrong ,I still like it since, it is moisturizing but the smell /taste is bit overpowering for me and it feels really heavy on the lips. These are the cutest lipbalm packaging and i remember it was such a rage when they were released and eos lip balms were all over the youtube. Orange one that is medicated lip balm, The LE passionfruit one and hhoneysucklehoneydew.* Rating 3.5/5
Neutrogena - Naturals Lipbalm : I got it in the Target sample bag,when i was in USA. with Vitamin E bionutrient nourishes & soothes protects with essential moisture. Long-lasting formula moisturizes and soothes lips. It has soft mint scent and the formual is excellent. It last quite long . It heals chapped and moisturizes dry lips so well. It doesnt feel heavy on the lips.My lips feels soft and hydrated.  *Rating 4.5/5

Prices & Availability :
Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm US$3.49
EOS Organic Lip Balm Sphere US$2.99-$3.29 Target
Nivea Lip Care A Kiss of Milk & Honey  US$2.99
Carmex $1.70 - $1.89