The “Would You Rather?” Tag – Beauty Edition!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 12th August 2013

Hello everyone, this tag has been going around in the blogosphere for quite some time now and also on YouTube. I just saw it on http://skinndbeauty.wordpress.com/“” and thought it was so fun to read. So, I thought I should do it too! πŸ˜€

So here goes :

1. Would you rather lose all your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip glosses, or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

I would much rather lose all of my palettes and eye shadows. I can always create shadow-y looks with eyeliner and there is no way in hell that I am getting out of the house without my mascara and a lip-something ( could be a lip stain, lip tint, lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm ) πŸ˜›

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

I would let it grow. I have always wondered if I never cut my hair, how long will they grow until they stop growing anymore and just fizzle out at the ends! This will be a good way to try! πŸ˜‰

I don’t think I will ever be able to carry the “bald chick” look!

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

I prefer coral blushes over pink. I have always felt they look more natural on my skin tone and more believable. I generally prefer coral over pink in lip products as well!

4. If you had Rs. 100000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

I would rather buy clothes. Since makeup lasts a long time, I don’t mind investing in it. But if I were to shop at the high street with that money, I would be able to buy a lot of trendy pieces and a few classic pieces.

Or maybe I would just buy a fabulous Louis Vuitton Bag! ❀

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

What? Who could even think of such a question?! :-O

Lipstick on your eyes will make you look ill or dead. Imagine pink / coral / red eyes!

But then eyeliner as lipstick? Maybe I could use a pink eyeliner as lipstick! I will find a way around that one! πŸ˜‰

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Sephora all the way! I would have so much more choice! Mac is all about makeup and skincare. With Sephora I will have other options like fragrance, bath, makeup, skincare etc! Also with Sephora I will have a lot of choice between various brands.

7. Would you rather only use one eye shadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

Eyes shadow! I generally only wear neutral eye shadows. So, I would find a slightly shimmery beige eye shadow that can be used all over the lid and for highlighting and stick to it! πŸ˜€ It would make life easier!

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in winter?

This is such a dreadful question. Nobody would want to be too hot or too cold!

I prefer winters over summers! Summer in India feels like our body parts are going to melt off! But maybe in the summers I can wear winter clothes and the air conditioning would make it easier! 😦

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Dark nails! I know most people say bright nails but there is just something about deep burgundy / black nails that I find extremely sexy!

10. Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

There is a dupe for everything in the market. I will be upset giving up my favorite product but I am sure I will find something similar one day. I cannot live without my mascara and lip balm. I think I will find another amazing lip balm but I just cannot give up on my favorite mascara!

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

Ponytail. There is so much you can do with a ponytail. Low ponytail, high ponytail, side ponytail, braided etc!

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

I am not a lip gloss person. I prefer lip balms over glosses as I have extremely dry lips.

I LOVE painting my nails and I don’t really care for lip gloss that much.

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or Sharpie them in everyday?

What?

Seriously.

What?

I will do anything I can to keep my eyebrows! They are such an important feature of your face. They frame your eyes and you can change your whole look by changing the shape of your eyebrows! I will find a dark brown sharpie and then we will be best friends forever! ❀ ❀

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Oooh! As much as I love painting my nails, I would give up nail polish because makeup is a beautiful gift to women! There is so much you can do with makeup and it makes everything look better!

Whereas, you can find multiple ways to make your fingers look pretty like rings, knuckle rings, tattoos etc!

So this is the end of the tag!

I am so glad that we do not actually have to make these choices and can continue doing whatever we love! πŸ˜›

Hope you enjoyed! xo!

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.Β 

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

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