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Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches
I know you were thinking that I amd dead or something by now. But, hey you can call it a reincarnation because I literally forgot how to write a decent article. Its been ages that I have written something in this space. I guess I was suffering from writer’s block. I have spent hours staring at the screen blindly just don’t know what to pen down. But I am super glad that I am back. So now as you can clearly see I have lot of things to talk about, I simply want to cut it short and jump to the review. Today, I am going to talk about Gala of London Long Stay Liquid Lip Color. I am using this brand since my childhood be it an eyeliner, lipstick or kajal I tried it all. And now I am finally reviewing their liquid lipstick which is in par with any other high end brand in the market.
Give your lips a gorgeous makeover with the Gala of London Long Stay Liquid lip colours. These unique liquid matte lip shades have a unique texture that moisturizes & nourishes the lips imparting a soft sheen.These are available in a variety of shades that suit all skin tones.It comes in an attractive container with an attached wand for precise application.
Unique texture of a gloss with the long-lasting pigment of a lipstick
Highly pigmented and long-lasting
Enriched with the goodness of Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E
Price- Rs. 225 for 1.6 gms
SWACTHES OF GALA OF LONDON LIP COLOUR
Packaging- The packaging looks quite cheap but you can’t expect too much for the price. The tube is opaque and you can easily see through the color from the tube. The product smells like vanilla and its one of the pleasing fragrance that I get to smell in most liquid lipcolors from other brand too. The wand is quite average and with a little work you can apply the liquid lipstick.
Fall in Pink- This is a perfect rosy nude for every medium to fair skin tone beauty. One of the most beautiful nude shade made for Indian Skintones. It can be that ideal nude for the day to night look.
GALA OF LONDON FALL IN PINK LIQUID LIPCOLOR
Mochalicious- This is a gorgeous peachy tone nude which will suit every skintone. This is my absolute favourite for everyday wear.
GALA OF LONDON MOCHALICIOUS LIP COLOR
Fire & Ice- This tangerine shade is for the bold hearts. Someone who absolute adore bright shades. This is an amazing shade for summers and monsoon. Suitable to all skintones.
GALA OF LONDON FIRE & ICE LIP COLOR
My Experience with Gala of London Long Stay Lip Color-
These liquid lip colors look like a mini version of various full size liquid lipsticks in the market. It has some of the most pleasing shades that is suitable for most Indian skintones. I am so glad that Indian beauty market has step up their game with liquid lipcolors. The formula is very smooth and medium consistency. You need to exfoliate your lips before applying any liquid lipstick as it looks very patchy and uneven. I always exfoliate and apply it and then it gives me a smooth matte finish. This liquid lipcolor can be drying but that is the case with almost every liquid lipstick. Talking about the longevity, it last for around 6-7 hrs and it tends to fade a little from the center if you eat anything oily. There is a shade for every skintone. From the price point its really affordable but somehow I feel they could increase the quantity of the product. Overall, I would highly recommend this liquid lipcolor for anyone looking out for a good quality matte liquid lipstick.
Available online & offline.
Last 6-7 hrs.
Matte, smooth finish.
Need more quantity for the price.
Need to exfoliate before application.
Can improvise on the packaging.
Recommendation- I would highly recommend you to try this liquid lipcolors. As there are some really pretty shades that compliment Indian skintones. Also its really affordable which earns another brownie point.
I am a true makeup junkie so much so that if I want a particular shade of red lipstick. I will end up buying 10 different reds till the time I finally find my Holy Grail red lipstick. Same goes to makeup brushes, I have brushes in sets and some singles from Coastal Scents, Real techniques, Faces, Wet n Wild etc. They are nice and good to work with when I am doing my makeup at home. But the moment I pack my bag for travelling, I hate carrying 10 different brush for contouring, highlighting and setting my loose powder. I was waiting for a multipurpose brush that would actually save my time, money and luggage space and does the job for me. When Anamika launched her Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush my hands were itching to get it and I couldn’t resist adding this to my cart.
Wiseshe Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush
This Cheek ,contour & Powder brush has been launched by popular blogger Anamika from WISESHE. Anamika always felt the dearth of good quality brushes at affordable price in India. This is her first brush which is designed in a way that it fulfils number of requirements of the pretty girls /ladies without breaking the bank.
Price- Rs. 700 available on amazon.in at a discounted price of Rs. 600 here
Best Powder Brush in India
Packaging- The brush comes in a chic, slender box which itself is very sturdy and protects the brush from any outside damages and dust. The velvet cushion which is inside the box, besides looking sophisticated and sexy, provides more protection to the brush and makes sure that the bristles don’t take any hit even while travelling.
Affordable makeup brush in India
Best Multipurpose brush in India
My Experience with Wiseshe Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush-
As soon as I received this brush the first thing I noticed is the unique packaging. I have never seen a brush before like that. It was sleek, slender and so light-weight. It came in a sleek black box with the velvet cushion inside. The next thing that attracted me the most is that it was super soft. It is as soft as a baby’s bum inspite of being made of synthetic hair. I loved how it felt on my face. I simply couldn’t stop running it across my skin. I tried contouring, applying blush, highlighting and setting loose powder with this brush. It makes the job so much easier. Not kidding! If I was to rate this product it would be 11/10 because I am still in shock that I finally found that multi purpose brush that I was looking for. This brush is all you need while travelling. It picks up the right amount of product and blends like a dream. It doesn’t feel pokey or scratchy. I washed it as soon as I got it and it dried within 3hrs which is amazing. Usually, my brushes take one day to dry. I cannot stop using this brush from the time I got it in my hands. This is such a great brush with an affordable price tag. I am really looking forward to more makeup brushes from Wiseshe. You have really raised the bar for the Indian market. Infact, I can point out at brands and tell them if you want to make good quality brushes please learn from Wiseshe by ANAMIKA.
Soft as a baby’s bum
Works as a multipurpose brush
Easy to wash
Dries very fast
Branding done right
None at all!
Recommendation- I highly recommend to every girl who loves multipurpose brush. This is such a great brush and an absolute must have. It deserves to be in your vanity for the softness, packaging and for its multi tasking abilities. Also, It saves a lot of time, effort and money for someone who doesn’t like buying too many brushes.
PR- Product sent by the brand for consideration but my review remains honest and unbiased as always.
Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream, Lip Balm and Honey Sheet Mask Review
Here is a new skincare brand on my blog. I know I have been doing a lot of makeup reviews. So I shifted my focus towards skincare lately. With the changing weather, my skin has become very dry and I am buying less makeup and more skincare. I was glad to receive these skincare goodies from Inatur Herbals. What I really love about Inatur was that the brand carefully examined my skin type and sent me products accordingly. Inatur Herbals are ayurvedic and aromatherapy products which is again a big plus for me. The brand promises their product to be 100% safe and natural to use. So let’s know my side of the story.
1. Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream-
Anti-Ageing Therapy is an innovative therapy from the house of Inatur that works day and night to combat all signs of ageing and make your skin look younger. It contains 2 creams- one being the anti-ageing night cream that is especially developed for mature, tired and aged skin. Regular application of this products helps to improve skin tone by reducing discoloration and brown spots. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and brings firmness, hydration and nourishment to the skin.
Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream Review
Price- Rs. 410 for 50gms
My Experience with Inatur Herbals Anti Ageing Night Cream-
I have never used an anti ageing product earlier and this is my first anti ageing night cream. My skin is turning very dry in winters otherwise I don’t really have mature skin or any fine lines. Inspite of it my skin looks very firm, radiant and healthy after the use of this night cream. The formula is mattifying and absorbs easily. Unlike many of the night creams in the market which turns oily. I am very happy that the product is non comedogenic and didn’t break me out. It really suits my skin and helped in reducing dark spots. The fragrance of all Inatur products seems to be dipped in ‘Attar’ and smell oh so divine. I can buy the product only for the fragrance. There was no fairness whatsoever but it never claimed to make it fair. It helped in removing my tan and made it even toned. I can’t comment on the fine lines bit as I have none of that. Maybe someone with a mature skin can share their experience. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this product as a night cream. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to try an effective anti-ageing product. This one definitely deserves thumbs up.
2. Inatur Herbals Honey Sheet Masks-
Sheet masks are face-shaped sheet fabrics soaked in active packed solution called serum.
Sheet mask is made of plant derived natural fiber and is to be used once only. It is individually packaged, making them fast, convenient, and easy to use.
Sheet mask is a medium where by the actives can get absorbed into the skin without clogging pores. These actives then penetrate through the epidermis of skin whereby bringing desired benefits . Honey Oat sheet mask reduces dryness, rashes, skin peeling and flakiness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and gives instant relief from sunburn.
It is enriched with Honey extracts, Oat powder and Glycerin that restores the skin’s barrier system and can be used by sensitive skin also. 100% Natural, Chemical-Free, Non-Comedogenic
Inatur Herbals Honey Sheet Mask
Price- Rs.100 for 38gms
My Experience withthe Honey Sheet Masks-
The honey sheet mask does exactly what it claims to be. It smells amazing and quickly after 20mins of removing the mask I experienced clean, glowing and beautiful skin. This sheet masks is great for normal to dry skin. My face was feeling too dry and stretchy during winters and this came to my rescue. There was so much of serum left in the pack even after putting that sheet masks. I had to literally pour it on my face. I am really satisfied with this sheet masks and will try another variant soon from the brand. This masks is meant for one time use. You can also carry it while travelling for a quick self pampering.
3. Inatur Herbals Argan Lip balm-
Get naturally soft and plump lips with deep moisturizing properties of Argan oil, Candelilla wax, Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Almond oil, Rose oil, Geranium oil and Patchouly oil contained in the INATUR Argan lip balm.
Free from parabens and silicones, it is 100% safe to use.
Inatur Herbals Argan Lipbalm
Price- Rs.220 for 10gms
My Experience with the Argan Lip balm-
I apply this lipbalm every night and wake up with happy, soft lips. It keeps my lips well hydrated and nourished. They are moisturised for a longer period of time. So there is no need of reapplication in every few hours. My lips look healthy and plump after the regular use. I completely enjoy the fragrance of this lipbalm. It comes with a spatula so that its easy to remove the product out of the tub. Usually, I prefer lipbalms in the twist form so applying lipbalm through a spatula sounds like a tedious job to do. Although I love this lip balm, I think it’s a bit pricier. Overall, if you love argan oil products, do give this lipbalm a try. These are completely natural and free from parabens and silicones.
PS- Product sent by brand for consideration, reviews remain honest.
Europe girl Paris cosmetics Superslick Liquid Eyeliners Review & Swatches
I am back with another brand new company. Recently, I received a box full of products from this brand called “Europegirl Cosmetics”. This brand is actually based in India but manufactures the products from China, UK and other foreign countries. I got 4 eyeliners, illuminators and eye shadow pigments in the package. I am going to review one by one for you. So today’s topic of discussion would be the liquid eyeliners from Europe girl. Since this is the “shaadi” season, many of you like to wear glitter or shimmer eyeliners. Especially,the ones who are weak in makeup and like to glam up a bit occasionally. Here is a good news for you, Europe girl paris do have a gold glitter eyeliner and a silver eyeliner to serve the purpose. Now lets find out if its worth a buy?
Product Description- None
Europe girl Paris cosmetics Superslick Liquid Eyeliners Review & Swatches
Price- Rs. 300 for 5ml. You can buy it from Amazon or from their Instagram page @europegirl.cosmetics.
Europegirl Paris Liquid Eyeliner Swatches
Packaging- They have done a good job with the packaging. Very similar to Mac cosmetics, the tube is transparent so that you can see through the color. Also the wand is of good quality which makes it easier to create your eyeliner on fleek. However, there is no product description. I feel product description gives an identity to the brand and it’s an absolute must to have one.
Matte Black Eyeliner 01 – This is one of the blackest black eyeliner that I’ve used till date. It dries up really fast and doesn’t smudge once its all dried up. Creating wing eyeliner is so easy peasy with this eyeliner.
Glitter 02- This is lovely gold glitter eyeliner. It is perfect for the festive season and very easy to apply. It doesn’t create any mess once it is dried. However, it takes a bit longer than the black eyeliner to settle. Neverthless, it is one of the best affordable gold glitter eyeliner in the market.
Silver 06- This is pure silver lining on your eyes. Not many brands have silver eyeliner. I am really impressed that this brand does have silver eyeliner.
Aqua Blue 05- This shade is more like a turquoise blue with a satiny finish. It looks extremely pretty on the eyes and can be easily layered twice.
Swatches of Europegirl liquid eyeliner Aqua Blue and Silver
There are more shades in this range now. Do check out their Instagram handle @europegirl.cosmetics for the new launches.
My Experience with Europe girl Paris Slick Liquid Eyeliners-
Eyeliner is a must in every girl’s vanity. It is like a basic necessity for us girls and I have so many of you asking me the same question time and again. “Suggest me a good black eyeliner?”. So this matte black eyeliner is your answer. It is affordable yet perfect jet black, matte eyeliner. It is very easy to work with these eyeliners as the wand is very handy. Creating wing eyeliner is a cakewalk. And its just not the case with the black but also with the rest of the shades. Both the silver and glitter eyeliners are good quality and very well pigmented. The glitter doesn’t create a mess on your face. These are waterproof and smudge proof, so it doesn’t budge once it is dried. You need an oil based makeup remover to get rid of it. Also I don’t think you can use it on your waterline, it is only made for the lids. Overall, I am truly happy with the eyeliners and give it a big thumb up. There is nothing to complain about it except I feel they should be easily available in the market. They are planning to open a retail store very soon in April. Till then they are available on Amazon and Instagram.
Europegirl Liquid Eyeliner in Glitter & Matte Black
Blackest black eyeliner
Very good quality
Waterproof and smudge proof
Has a variety of shades
No product Description
Should be easily available
Recommendation- I highly recommend this to you if you are looking out for good quality, affordable eyeliners. The glitter eyeliner is a must have for the festive season.
PR- Product sent by the brand for consideration but the review remainds honest and unbiased.
It’s my first post in this brand New year. First of all, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New year. May the New Year bring you the plot twist that you have been waiting for. So much have changed over the years including my skincare, haircare and makeup routine. I no longer stick to a single product and always keep on experimenting with new products. Well, that’s a life of a beauty blogger. Recently, I was sent some products from Olivia Cosmetics. I remember when I was in college my first foundation stick came from the house of Olivia. For all those who are not familiar with the brand, it’s an affordable Indian herbal beauty brand that has some amazing skincare and makeup range at pocket friendly price. I received 4 products out of which two are my cult favourites and old best friend and the rest of the two are new found love. So let’s find out what I feel about the products.
1. Olivia Golden Glow Facewash for Radiant Skin-
This facewash is great for someone who is looking forward for a radiant glowing skin during festive season. It is new from their collection and it has properties of Gold, Chandan and Turmeric which provides deep cleansing and clears skin pores. This facewash is meant for all skintype and lathers really well. It gives a slight tingling sensation while massaging. There is nothing that I don’t like about this product. It is actually very effective in removing dullness and making it soft smooth and healthy.
Price- Rs. 60 for 60ml.
2. Olivia Aloe vera Cleansing milk-
This cleansing milk has been there in the market for a long time. This was my go to product for face cleansing. It not only removes all traces of face makeup but also make your skin glowy and healthy after the wash. I will not recommend you to remove your eyemakeup using this as it may irritate your eyes. You may want to use an oil based makeup remover for eyemakeup. However, it’s best for removing dirt and other impurities from your skin. I absolutely love the fragrance of this product. There is so much quantity for the price. One bottle will easily last 1 month. This is an absolute must have for deep cleansing.
Price- Rs. 60 for 100ml.
3. Olivia Powder Compact Natural Beige 02-
Olivia cosmetics make some of the best base makeup products. Trust me with this, I grew using Olivia products. Those were the days when we were completely dependent on pocket money to survive our days. My love for makeup started in my early days of college; I was hooked on the panstick and powder compact for regular use. I wonder why I stopped using this powder compact. It gives the right amount of coverage inspite of being just a pressed powder. You can simply apply a moisturiser and dab this pressed powder if you are looking for light to medium coverage. It didn’t ever break me out. This compact powder gives matte coverage which is such a plus for oily skin beauties. I can easily compare it with Loreal Magique pressed powder which is my HG powder compact. Dry skin beauties may want to moisturise your skin very well before using this compact powder.
Price- Rs. 100 for 15gms
4. Olivia Instant Waterproof Makeup Stick with SPF 12-
This makeup stick is a boon for someone who is looking for a full coverage foundation. If you ask me KRYOLAN OR OLIVIA Makeup stick? I will gladly choose Olivia. Its because this makeup stick doesn’t feel heavy on application and made up like Kryolan pan stick. With Kryolan you can actually see that you have used a heavy coverage foundation but this looks extremely natural. It has inbuilt moisturisers which makes your skin look healthy. Since it has medium to heavy coverage it perfectly conceals under eye circles and imperfections of your skin. It is truly waterproof and sweatproof. This was my cult favourite during my college days. If you are looking for a budget friendly full coverage foundation cum concealer, this should be your best bet. This didn’t break me out and it also provides UV protection. However, I suggest doing a patch test as one of my friend claimed that it did break her out. It differs as per your skintype.
Price- Rs. 120 for 15gms.
Overall, I absolutely loved all the four products, you need to try it to know how good these products are even though its pocket friendly. The products are easily available on stores and online. Have you tried any of the Olivia products? What’s your take on them?