Tuesday, 4 August 2015

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer - #highlightonfleek

Let us take a moment here and just look at that beautiful highlight... yes?
I know I'm late jumping on the bandwagon, but ohmigodgivememorehighlighters! I've always been one for cream highlights because they look more natural, but ever since strobing has become more popular, I can't help but want to layer them.. enter theBalm's Mary Lou-Manizer. First of all - the name? THE NAME. I love it. Quirky is something I can identify with - and this just makes me happy.
Secondly, the packaging - I'm more of a black and metallic girl when it comes to Makeup packaging, but this is so classy and funky that I can't help but lurrrvve it.
Thirdly, Strawberrynet.com was on a huge sale and I snagged this lovely gem for a steal of INR 1400. Seriously.
Now, the actual product. It's a light golden finely milled powder with shimmer. It doesn't have any chunky glitter in it, but I still think it could have been smaller shimmer, y'know? But it doesn't bother me all that much.
Now this thing is pigmented as hell. You can really get a stripe of highlight on your cheeks if you aren't careful, so I apple this with my fingers an work it into my skin, giving me a subtle sheen. It wears roughly 5-6 hours on me before fading, which isn't bad at all.
It doesn't emphasise my textures skin, instead it gives me a bit of a soft focus glow... which I absolutely adore.
On days I'm feeling particularly dull, I dab this over my MAC Lustre Drops and it creates such a gorgeous glow... I can't get enough.
I may be needing a few more highlighters soon...

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts?

P.S. Incase you guys didn't know, I write a bimonthly column for The Hindu Metro Plus - all about makeup, you can find the articles here (Iupdate as they come out). Take a read and let me know!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

NEW IN! Strawberrynet + Repurchases

I feel like it's been ages since I bought myself any makeup, because really, it has! I've been buying stuff for my kit - which ofcourse I get to try out, but it's not really mine, y'know? Having said that, I did a bit of makeup shopping recently...
... One fine day, I woke wanting to try some new products. Since I was in the market for a new bronzer, I looked around the usual sites that ship to India.. Beautybay, Luxola etc. By chance I popped onto strawberrynet, when they were having a 30% off sale, and I picked up these gems.
The Bare Minerals Bronzer in The Deep End because Aditi claims she likes it more than NARS Casino (my favorite)... theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer - I've heard too many people rave about this, and for INR 1400, I just HAD to try it.
Lastly, a new primer... I hadn't heard too many reviews about the Bare Minerals Prime Time Brightening Primer, so I thought I would give it a go... because glow + me = win. It also happened to be priced at INR 1200. Can't go wrong with that, can I? Ofcourse, reviews of all of this coming soon!

As for the repurchases ... Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Peach and MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC42 as I use those two every day!

Have you bought anything new lately?

Friday, 17 July 2015

My Lips in a Tube - MAC Twig!

You probably know the drill by now, I don't post often enough, i apologize and promise to be more regular - when I do post, I get all sad because there aren't any comments and sigh like a loser. But I'll stop. Because really, I write this blog for me and to share my love of makeup with other people.

Today's post isn't all that new or original, but it's a new find I'm in love with. I've been into the whole nude lip trend offlate - I'm all about 'em sultry bronzey eyes and nude lips (pretty much my staple makeup).. so imagine my surprise when I realized I only had one nudeish colour. Off to MAC I went, hoping to pick up Mehr, which seemed like the kind of pinkey nude I would like... but along the way, I met MAC's Twig... and it was love at first swatch.
MAC describes it as a "soft muted brownish-pink" which is pretty spot on in my opinion. It is literally the colour of my lips. So when I wear this, they look all even and pretty. Being a Satin Finish, it's comfortable to wear, but I like to put on my lipstick, blot it, put it on again, blot it and repeat a few times to it really settles and forms a nice little stain. It lasts about 3 hours on me and an extra 3 as a stain.

FYI, It costs INR 1495 (Yes, my wallet cries)

What do you think?