Product Empties + Mini Reviews!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 31st August 2014

Hello everyone!

Today I’ll be showing you all the products I love and have used up recently.

1. Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in the shade “RR2 Rose Pale”

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This is an amazing product and has been in my makeup bag for about 4 years now. I always have a back up of this. It has a little coverage, keeps me matte for a long time, doesn’t look cakey and is great for touch ups. The shade is a perfect match for me and it comes with a refill. What more could I want?

2. Lakme Radiance Compact in the shade “Pearl”

Almost every college girl has used this at some point since this is easily accessible and inexpensive. I remember going through a ton of these during my high school / college days! This has been in my kit for a long time. I do not use this as much now since I’ve moved on to better powders but I finally finished it! I probably will not repurchase this but it is a great little handy product for touch ups for people on a budget.

3. Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara

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I have been a fan of this mascara for almost 2 years now. I am yet to find a mascara that lengthens my lashes better than this does. I use a combination of two mascaras whenever I apply makeup, a lengthening one and a volumizing one. I do have fairly long lashes to begin with but this gives me incredible length with two coats, doesn’t clump and lasts throughout the day! I am currently using a new one and I will continue to repurchase this until I find a magical mascara that gives me unbelievable lashes! 😛

4. Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

This is the volumizing mascara in my routine. It separates each lash while coating it with blackness and gives the look of extremely voluminous lashes. Maybelline mascaras tend to be a bit more wet than the rest but that works well for me as I like my mascaras to be on the wetter side. The combination of these two mascaras gives me the best possible results yet and I’ve received a lot of compliments on my lashes when I’m wearing these two together. I am using a new one of this too.

5. Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Mascara

On its own, this mascara is great for those natural days when you don’t want extreme volume or length but just want your face to look more awake and your lashes to appear more black. I hardly have those days when I wake up thinking I want natural lashes today, but this works well when I’m layering it with other ones. I am not sure if I’ll repurchase this.

6. The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It

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I do not have large pores but this makes my skin appear slightly smoother and helps my foundation go on more evenly. It also increases the lasting power of my makeup and instantly mattifies the skin upon application. I am currently using a back up of this.

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7. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50

Lotus Herbals’ sunscreens are great for oily skin. This almost works like a primer and feels fresh and matte. This is my favorite sunscreen and I always have a backup of this. I haven’t found a better sunscreen that works so well for oily skin.

8. The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer

I love this product! I use it to spot treat a blemish or redness. It even works well as a primer and refines pores. I can’t say if it helps minimize the size of pores because I do not have large pores but I do love using it as a skincare product and sometimes under makeup. I am using a back up of this and I will repurchase it once it finishes.

9. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in the shade “175 Sugar Pink”

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Finishing a lipstick is a big deal for me as I have a ton of them! This is a lovely peachy pink nude shade that is perfect for everyday. I may not repurchase this anytime soon since I have so many similar shades in my collection that I want to go through first. Read my review on CHAMBOR POWDER MATTE LIPSTICKS

10. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in the shade “Ivory”

This is probably the fourth one that I have finished. It works really well to hide under eye darkness. I also use it to highlight certain areas of my face. It is handy for touch ups and you only need a small amount. I love that it has medium coverage which makes it buildable. It is a great inexpensive dupe for YSL Touche Eclat. I already have one that I am presently using and I will definitely repurchase it.

11. Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

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This is a makeup staple for many girls out there and happens to be mine too. It is very black, easy to apply and stays on for a fair amount of time. I love that this is great value for money. ( Tip – If you find that your kajal smudges throughout the day, smudge it a little beforehand with an ear bud/pencil brush/smudge brush as soon as you apply it. Then set it with a matte black powder eye shadow. Your kajal should stay in place the entire day! )

12. Faces Eye Pencil in the shade “Metal Brown”

I love using brown eyeliner pencil around the eyes to define the shape and then use black in the inner rims of my eyes and on top very close to the lashline. I find that brown is not harsh at all and this one has little shimmer particles. It happens to be very creamy and doesn’t tug on the eyes. A few seconds after application, it sets and then stays for a long time so if you want to smudge it, you have to work very quickly.. I have gone through atleast 5-6 of these and I will repurchase this soon once I finish other liners.

13. Colorbar iGlide Eye Pencil in the shade “Cocobar”

This is an amazing eye pencil. It glides on smoothly without tugging the slightest bit on the delicate eyelid area. The dark brown color is exactly what I wanted. It stays on for a long time without disappearing and is completely matte. I will definitely repurchase this once I finish some of my other brown liners. In fact, I would like to try more shades of this.

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New Chambor Powder Matte Lipsticks “175 Sugar Pink”, “176 Pink Flamingo” and “177 Crimson Red” Review, Photos, Swatches!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Thursday, 13th February 2014

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re having a wonderful time during Valentine’s week with your special someone! ❤

Those of you who are single, this is the perfect excuse to OD on chocolate! 😛

Anyway, I am here to talk about my current favorite lipsticks by Chambor! I love Chambor! Their Silver Shadow compact is my all time favorite compact and I always have a backup of it in my vanity.

I hauled these lipsticks during my haul series. Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek and Chambor Makeup!

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I will be reviewing 3 beautiful shades from this range today.

What Chambor Says :

An Innovative Formulated Lipstick which has both Moisturizer + Matte Effect in it. Powder Matte Lipsticks have a Non-Drying Triple Action Formula which :

    • Hydrates – Vitamin A and Jojoba Oil
    • Protects from the sun – UVA & UVB Filters (SPF-15)
    • Has anti aging formula which softens and smoothens the lips – Vitamin E
    • Emollients: For creaminess and comfort & gliding effect.
    • Long wearing & water resistant.
    • Has spherical powders to get the ultimate Matte Effect.
    • No Animal Ingredients.
    • Dermatological Tested.
    • Regular use of Powder Matte Lipsticks makes the Lips Soft & Healthy.

Ingredients :

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Price : Rs. 595/-

My Thoughts On The Product :

These lipsticks have been repackaged and the price has been increased. These are the “New” powder matte lipsticks in their new casing. I am not sure if the product itself has been reformulated. The internet is flooded with reviews of the old ones but I don’t know why nobody else has reviewed these yet!

The lipstick comes in a sleek black case with a silver rim where the cap shuts. I wish they showed the color of the lipstick outside on the packaging because when you have more than one of these in your collection, you have to read the name of the shade on the bottom!

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The pigmentation on these lipsticks is fantastic. They will cover any issues of pigmented lips and look fabulous. One swipe will give you full pigmentation but you can blot them down and wear them a little sheer if you like. I like to wear them full power because the shades are just so beautiful!

The texture, although matte, isn’t entirely drying. I won’t say its moisturizing because it isn’t but it is still very comfortable to wear. Being a matte lipstick, I don’t feel like my lips have been chapped dry when I wear these. However, before wearing these, you need to make sure your lips are exfoliated and soft as they will cling to dry patches, if any.

They apply smoothly and do not tug on the delicate skin of the lips. They will stay on for 5-6 hours with very little transfer and fade evenly leaving behind a light stain. After that the lips start to feel a little dry. But, nothing that some lip balm can’t take care of! You may need to touch up after consuming an oily meal.

They are completely waterproof and do not settle into fine lines. The smell is pleasant and not overpowering at all!

Whenever I wear bold lipstick, I prefer it to be matte. That way, the color doesn’t feather out and I don’t have to be afraid of smears!

1. 175 Sugar Pink

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This is a beautiful nudey shade. It is pinky, peachy and nudey at the same time. Perfect for everyday!

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Here is how it looks on me :

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2. 176 Pink Flamingo

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This is the most amazing hot pink shade. It is my current favorite hot pink. Honestly, I’d wear this everyday! 😛

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Here is how it looks on me :

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3. 177 Crimson Red

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This is a true maroon. Its the perfect shade for fall/winter as it is a very deep rich red.

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Here is how it looks on me :

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The GOOD :

1. Amazing Staying Power

2. Non-Transferable

3. Supreme Pigmentation

4. Easily Available

5. Non-Offensive Smell

6. Won’t Settle Into Fine Lines

7. Beautiful Silky Matte Texture

8. Travel Friendly

The Could Be Better :

1. Slightly drying

2. Price may be a con for some

3. Shade not shown on the packaging

Overall :

I am extremely content with these lipsticks and would recommend them to everyone who likes matte lips! I will definitely repurchase the shades that I have when I run out of them but I also want to try other shades from this range.

I hope you enjoyed reading!

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Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek and Chambor Makeup!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 18th November 2013

Hello everyone!

Today, I am going to be sharing with you a little Sleek haul and some Chambor products that I got recently.

Sleek is a wonderful makeup brand! It is based in UK but you can get it online at http://www.sleekmakeup.com. Shipping charges apply!

Here is what I got from Sleek :

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1. Sleek I-Divine Eye Shadow Palette in “Oh So Special”

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Sleek’s eye shadows are beautifully pigmented. This is a very easy and girly palette. Each shade is beautifully pigmented!

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2. Sleek I-Divine Eye Shadow Palette in “Ultra Mattes V2 Darks”

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It is so hard to find great matte eye shadows at drugstore rates. Sleek does the job, and perfectly! I love each and every shade in the palette and you just need a little tap of the brush to achieve great pigmentation!

Each palette contains a black shade which is one of the most pigmented black eye shadows ever! It can be used for creating smoky eyes or lining them.

3. Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in “Pink Sprint”

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This palette is a wonderful collection of pink blushes. There is a plum shade that will go well with most fall/winter lipstick shades. A hot pink that gives that Barbie cheeks look and a dusty pink that is great for everyday. I have already reviewed the Lace Palette.

You can also read my review on Sleek’s Pout Paints.

Here is what I got from Chambor :

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1. Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in “RR2 Rose Pale” – Rs. 895/-

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This is my all time favorite compact. Plus, you also get a refill along with it so yay! 😀

It keeps me matte for much longer than any other compact and also gives some amount of coverage. It can hide minor imperfections and makes the skin look flawless over foundation.

2. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “175 Sugar Pink” – Rs. 595/-

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This is the perfect nude for me! I was ecstatic when I found this! It is a coral nude that brightens my face up and does not wash me out!

The powder matte collection is great for people who prefer matte lipsticks.

This is going to be my everyday color.

3. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “176 Pink Flamingo” – Rs. 595/-

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This is a Hot Pink! I am thinking it would look perfect with the hot pink blush in the Sleek palette above! 😛

4. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “177 Crimson Red” – Rs. 595/-

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This is a very deep rich oxblood. These type of reds are perfect for the winter time. I prefer bold lip colors to be matte. They’re easier to maintain.

READ MY REVIEW ON THESE LIPSTICKS HERE

4. Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Liner Pencil in “RD 21” – Rs. 395/-

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This is a simple red lip pencil that would go with most red lipsticks.

5. Chambor Jewels Metallic Liquid Eyeliner – Free With Purchase

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This is a very pigmented black waterproof eyeliner with gold glitter. It would be great for night time looks and parties!

So this is it for my haul.

Please let me know if you want to see detailed reviews on any product! :-)

Check out my previous posts in the Haul Series :

Haul Series Part 10 – Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 8 – Forever 21 Haul

Haul Series Part 7 – Jewelry And Handbag Haul

Haul Series Part 6 – Big Shoe Haul

Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

Haul Series Part 3 – The Body Shop Haul

Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup Haul 

Haul Series Part 1 – Dirt Cheap Makeup Haul

 

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