Nyx Matte Lipstick Review – MLS05 “Indie Flick”

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 12th April 2015

Hello everyone!

As you may have read in the title, this post is going to be a review of my all time favourite bright orange lipstick! I picked two of these up from Sephora (India) and wanted some more but unfortunately, Sephora is never fully stocked with NYX products!

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I’m definitely big on matte lipsticks and I feel like they’re the most pigmented, fuss-free, transfer-proof and last for hours. I’m obsessed with orange lips for the spring/summer time and this was a very pleasant discovery! Read on to know more –

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What NYX Says :

NYX Matte Lipsticks are highly pigmented, richly formulated and long-wearing. The formula glides on smoothly and stays put with a non-drying matte finish.

Ingredients :

Bees Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla)wax, Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Octyldodeanol, Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Oleyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Bis-Digylceryl Polyacyladipade-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, B.H.A, and Fragrance. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), D&C Red No.6 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.7 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), FD&C Yellow No.5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), FD&C Blue No.1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090), or D&C Red No.36 (CI 12085).

Price : Rs. 570/- from Sephora (India). However, they retail for only $6.00 in the United States.

Packaging :

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They come in a black matte packaging which is sturdy and sophisticated. It shuts with a satisfying click and I love how you can see the actual colour of the lipstick without having to open it. It really helps to be able to see the colour of each lipstick when you have more than one in your collection.

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My Thoughts :

The pigmentation is ON POINT! If you have any issues with pigmented or darkened lips, these will cover them perfectly. They have incredible colour pay-off in a single swipe and can also be layered to achieve superior coverage and bang-on colour. What you see in the tube is exactly what you get. I always prefer bold lipsticks to be matte because they do not bleed out of the lip line.

The application is super smooth without any tugging and they do not feel like a drying matte lipstick either. However, you will need exfoliated and well-prepared lips in order to rock these as they will highlight and grab onto any dry patch.

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They last for a good 5-6 hours leaving a soft stain of colour behind and are completely water-proof but not entirely transfer-proof since they don’t have an extremely dry matte formula. Fret not, they will not smear around on your face though!

“Indie Flick” is a stunning, bold and summer appropriate neon orange shade. It looks bright and catchy in person and I would suggest you to keep the rest of your makeup limited to muted browns to let this colour speak for itself. It will look great on almost every single skin tone and looks especially gorgeous with slightly tanned skin.

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The Good :

1. Extremely Pigmented

2. Silky and Non-Drying Matte Texture

3. Comfortable To Wear

4. Does Not Smear or Smudge

5. Travel Friendly

6. Colour Visible On Packaging

7. Inexpensive

8. Very Slight but Non-Offensive Smell

The Could Be Better :

1. Not As Easily Available in India.

2. Will Highlight Any Dry Patch On The Lips

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Overall :

I am very happy with these lipsticks and would recommend everyone to try a few shades from this range. They come in a whopping 33 shades so there is a colour for everyone! I will definitely look into some other colours to add to my stash.

I hope you enjoyed reading!

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What’s In My April 2015 Fab Bag?

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday, 3rd April 2015

Hello everyone!

Fab Bags have started coming out really early in the month now, which is great! I got mine today and I cannot wait to share the whole review with you! This is what it looks like :

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I love this month’s bag. It is zebra printed, spacious and will be perfect to carry around as a makeup bag in your purse.

The theme this month was “Nine to 9”

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Here’s what I got :

1. Malavara Shower Gel And Body Lotion Duo – Lime Vetiver

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The lotion is great to throw in your handbag for on-the-go moisture touch-ups but I’m a little iffy of the lime scent. The shower gel is also great for travelling and I love the little bottles that can be reused! Over the months, I have received A LOT of lotions and moisturisers from Fab Bag and I just wish they would focus more on makeup rather than lime scented bath stuff! Both of them are deluxe sample sized.

2. City Color Blush Quad – Coral

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This blush is my favourite thing from the whole bunch! It comes out a gorgeous pink on the cheeks with very little sheen so it is perfect for the daytime. It makes me look like I just came back from a run in the sun and looks extremely natural. It is a full sized product.

3. Chambor Body Mist – Mystique Magnolia

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This smells EXACTLY like Magnolia flowers. Personally, I am not a fan of the night flower scent so it is a bit too reminiscent of that for me. If you like that sort of smell, then this will be a great mist for you. Also, this deluxe sample sized spray is perfect to throw in your tiny clutches for fragrance touch ups!

4. Denman Volumizing Hair Brush

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I love that this hair brush is anti-static. I am not sure if it volumizes, if at all. But, it’s a decent size and does the job without tugging or pulling.

Here is what I got overall :

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This month’s Fab Bag was well worth the price you pay for one bag. You get two full sized products and three deluxe sample sized products. The lime scented shower gel and lotion are not something too exciting for me. I continue to hope they’ll tilt a little more towards makeup rather than moisturisers and bath stuff. The blush was a pleasant surprise and I’m happy with the hair brush too. The fragrance mist would’ve been perfect had I been a fan of the Magnolia scent but I’m not.

You can subscribe to FabBag here :  http://www.fabbag.com/

Cost :

– Rs. 599/- for a one-time box

– Rs. 1,499/- for a 3 month subscription

– Rs. 2,699/- for a half yearly subscription

– Rs. 4,799/- for an annual subscription.

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My Outfits! Vol. 1

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 28th April 2014

Hello everyone!

I have decided to post a few of my outfits together in one post since it is easier that way. This will be up on a weekly/bi-weekly/monthly basis. It will be a compilation of a few outfits.

So let’s begin!

Outfit 1 :

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Details :

Ruffled Shirt – StalkBuyLove

Red Patterned Pants – Lifestyle

Shoes – Dolphin Shoes, Sarojini Nagar

Handbag, Belt – Sarojini Nagar

Outfit 2 :

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Details :

Jeans – Numero Uno

Denim Jacket, Handbag, Sweater – Sarojini Nagar

Grey Booties – Stelatoes

Outfit 3 :

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Details :

Crop Top, Pencil Skirt – Forever 21

Peplum Belt – StalkBuyLove

Handbag – Charles & Keith

Shoes – The Great India Place, Noida

Necklace – Sarojini Nagar

Outfit 4 :

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Details :

Black Jeans – The Happening, GK

Shoes – Stelatoes

Metallic Belt – 20Dresses

Top, Clutch – Sarojini Nagar

Outfit 5 :

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Details :

This is what I wore to Premia India Fashion Week!

Leotard – Fashionara

Handbag, Shoes – The Great India Place, Noida

Maxi Skirt – Sarojini Nagar

Jewelry – Forever 21

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Sleek Blush By 3 in “Lace” Review, Photos!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday 9th August 2013

What Sleek claims :

The ultimate blush palette with 3 complementary shades in one mirrored compact.

  • Layer the varying finishes for greater intensity, or apply alone for a burst of full-on pigmentation.
  • The versatile shimmer shades can be used to highlight areas of the face that naturally catch the light for a luminous finish.
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Please excuse the dirty packaging, I have used this blush palette like no other!

Ingredients :

Mica, Talc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisosterate, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Polyethylene and Phenoxyethanol. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red No. 7 (CI 15850:1), D&C Red No. 30 (73360), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for vegans.

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Crochet, Guipure, Chantily

My Thoughts :

I really like the packaging. It comes with a giant mirror and looks classy.

The only problem is that the packaging is matte black so it tends to get dirty easily. Like NARS packaging.

This is one of the best blushes I own. It comes with 3 shades that are so convenient. They look absolutely gorgeous on the skin!

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L-R Chantily, Guipure, Crochet

The left and right one are matte and the center one is a rose gold shade.

The matte blushes look absolutely natural on the skin and the shimmery one catches the light in a wonderful way.

Chantily is a bright matte orange shade.

Guipure is a shimmery rose gold shade.

Crochet is a matte coral shade.

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All of them are amazing. They blend beautifully. This product doesn’t have any offensive smell.

Staying power is also pretty good. The matte shades stay on me for a good 5-6 hours and the shimmery one stays for longer. 

All of them are highly pigmented. However, the middle shade is slightly less pigmented than the other two. I like to use it as a highlighter sometimes or just over the other two very carefully. It provides an amazing glow to the skin without looking OTT

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The GOOD :

1. Extremely pigmented.

2. Awesome staying power.

3. Will last a long time as you don’t require too much.

4. Travel friendly ( comes with a gigantic mirror ).

5. Matte and shimmer in one single palette.

6. Decently priced.

The COULD BE BETTER :

I think the only issue with this is availability.

Will I recommend and repurchase?

Yes! I LOVE this palette! I don’t think I will need to repurchase it anytime soon but I will recommend it to everyone. I want to try other blushes from sleek makeup.

Buy it for $12.49 for 20 gm ( Rs. 758 Aprroximately + Shipping ) here :

http://www.sleekmakeup.com/face/blusher/blush-by-3