By Aishwarya Kaushal, Wednesday, 6th November 2013
I am starting a new series on my blog called “Haul Series”. During the festival season, all of us end up shopping a lot so I thought I’d share with you all what I have bought over this month and considering the shopaholic I am, what I will buy in future!
I wanted to start this series with something exciting. All of us know that makeup is expensive! But, when we find drool worthy products at dirt cheap prices, it is a bundle of joy!
I had never considered Blue Heaven and Coloressense as a brand that I’d like to be using on a day to day basis. I went to my nearest Big Bazaar to pick up groceries ( a haul of which will be coming soon ) and saw the counters for both these brands. I am a makeup addict and anywhere I see flashy makeup, I want to gravitate towards that place, look at everything and admire the products! So naturally, I found myself walking towards the counters.
I began swatching and oh boy was I pleasantly surprised!
Here is what I bought :
They had a wonderful and friendly SA that added to my great shopping experience! Everything was so dirt cheap that I was like a happy jappy kid in a candy store.
1. Blue Heaven Shimmery and Shiny ( Shadow Sticks ) – Rs. 55/-
They are very pigmented and creamy! But keep in mind that you will need a primer underneath otherwise they will crease. They’re a great dupe for the Maybelline Color Tattoos if you want something in the same shade range but do not want to shell out Rs. 350/- for one! However, they’re not as long wearing. They are a great option for people on a budget and you get a lot of product.
Shade 105 is a bronze shade that resembles the Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Bad To The Bronze”
Shade 122 is a dull gold shade that resembles the Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Bold Gold”
2. Coloressense Lip Liner ( Shade-Mauve ) – Rs. 145
It is a beautiful pinky red shade. The liner is in a twist up form, smooth to apply and stays on for 5-6 hours.
3. Blue Heaven Pan Cake ( Shade-Copper Glow ) – Rs. 85/-
When I came home and opened it, the cake was cracked! 😦
But that is not a big problem. The shade is a little off for my face but this type of product is great for the body. It is completely waterproof and transfer resistant. You will need to apply it with a wet sponge and it dries to a matte finish that is very long lasting. If you can find a shade match for your face then do give this is a try!
4. Blue Heaven Shimmer ( Glitters ) – Rs. 35/-
I am highly impressed with these. These can be a great dupe for the Mac Reflex glitters. I only bought 4 shades but I plan to get all the colors! I was ecstatic when I discovered these because glitters are not something you wear everyday so its great to find them at such a reasonable cost!
This is a mauvy – purple shade with silver glitter.
This is dark brown shade with rose gold glitter
This is a bright yellow gold with gold glitter
This is a pure rose gold with gold and rose gold glitter.
5. Blue Heaven Cream Powder ( Shade Skin ) – Rs. 75/-
It is a very smooth powder that gives sheer coverage. If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for something to set your makeup with then this will be a good option! It is also great for touch-ups during the day. The powder itself is smooth and easy to apply.
6. Maybelline Baby Lips
Because I wanted another lip balm! 😛
I have tried 2 other shades and none of them were pigmented enough. The Nivea lip balms are better in color pay off. However, these are very moisturizing which is why I keep purchasing new ones!
The Baby Lips in India are such a disappointment though. the ones available in the US look different and are much more pigmented! Why? Why do they do this? Why can’t they release the same product worldwide?
I guess we will never know!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading about my little inexpensive haul
Further hauls :
A Little Trouser Haul HERE
Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul! HERE
Thank you very much for reading!
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