Blue Heaven Artisto Matte Lip Crayon – Cocoa Mania | Review and Swatches

As I mentioned in a previous post, I received the Blue Heaven Artisto Matte Lip Crayon in my August ZoBag Mini and was pretty pleased with its quality. I promised you a separate post with lip swatches because I felt that this product deserved a post of its own. So here we are. There is also an interesting story about this particular shade which I will be sharing with you today.

Blue Heaven Artisto Matte Lip Crayon - Cocoa Mania | Review and Swatches

When I first got to know that the ZoBag Mini contained a Blue Heaven Lip Crayon, I was a bit sceptical about it. After all, the MRP of this lip crayon is INR 150 – how good could it really be for that price? However, this product really impressed me. It has a velvet matte texture that lasts on the lips for 4-5 hours and the formula is actually quite creamy! The product is not transfer proof and isn’t super pigmented in one swipe but once you build it up, it provides an even and smooth finish on the lips. I honestly didn’t expect this from a lip crayon that is so affordable. This is truly one of those no fuss lip products that you can apply in a jiffy and be certain that it looks good. Moreover, it did not dry out my lips at all and they feel quite hydrated when I wear this product.

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Now for the funny story about the shade. ZoBag was offering 4 different shades of this lip crayon and I had the choice to pick one. The rest of the shades were from the red, pink, orange family which I already have plenty of in my collection. The only option left was Cocoa Mania, which seemed like a brown from the packaging, but I couldn’t find a decent swatch online so was quite unsure about the actual color. I took the risk anyway and decided to try out a shade that I didn’t already own, and I am glad I did! Cocoa Mania is a warm, rusty brown that will suit all Indian skin tones, especially if you have yellowish undertones in your complexion. It is light enough for daily wear but dark enough to build a heavy makeup look around. A perfect color for me, I must say. And you know what the happy coincidence was? I have been looking for a lip product that matches the rust eye shadow from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette and hadn’t found any option in India. Imagine my joy when I realized that this lip color is an almost exact match for the eyeshadow! I am a huge fan of monochromatic makeup so I promptly paired the lip color and the eye shadow to create this rust themed makeup look.

Blue Heaven Artisto Matte Lip Crayon - Cocoa Mania | Review and Swatches

I still can’t get over the fact that this lip crayon is so good despite being so affordable. At INR 150 you can’t really go wrong with any of the shades from this range (there are 12) but I will definitely vouch for Cocoa Mania. You can buy this product from the Blue Heaven website or can get this as a part of the August ZoBag Mini. I am super stoked about this wonderful discovery and will definitely be trying out more products from Blue Heaven Cosmetics soon and hopefully will be back with some more amazing recommendations!

Have you tried something from Blue Heaven Cosmetics? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments below!

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August ZoBag Mini – Unboxing and Review

If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen my posts about the products offered by the August edition of ZoBag Mini. I have finally tested out all the items enough to provide you a detailed review. Before we proceed with the review, let me tell you that the ZoBag Mini is priced at INR 350 and contains 5 full-sized products with a total value of INR 1000. The price of ZoBag has unfortunately increased this month due to GST, but it still continues to be one of the most affordable beauty bags in India that offers some great products. The theme of this month’s ZoBag is Monsoon Care, so let us see what ZoBag offers to keep you glowing and beautiful this rainy season.

Fuschia Crystal Rose Foot Soak Review Zobag

1. Fuschia Crystal Rose Foot Soak – One of the most abused parts of our body during the monsoon months are our feet that are exposed to the murk and moisture of the streets. The Fuschia Crystal Rose Foot Soak offers a pampering session for the feet with the goodness of rose petals and rose oil that reduces any irritation or itchiness and soothes the skin. It also contains sea salt that reduces water retention. I love the heavenly scent of roses that this pink powder emanates. It dissolves easily in the water to create a foot soak that leaves the feet looking smoother and softer. This foot soak softened the dead skin of my feet which I could then easily scrub off. It is a perfect product for an at-home pedicure. Price – INR 250

Fuschia Peppermint Pedicure Nourishing Foot Cream Review Zobag

2. Fuschia Peppermint Pedicure Nourishing Foot Cream – Continuing with the theme of pampering the feet, the bag also contains the Fuschia Peppermint Pedicure Nourishing Foot Cream. This cream has a soothing scent and gets absorbed by the skin really quickly. It is hydrating without being greasy and creates a slight cooling sensation on the skin. It contains shea butter that softens the feet and heals the cracks and dry patches. A perfect ending to a wonderful pedicure indeed! Price – INR 250

Mond'sub Bio-Gold Collagen Eye Mask Review Zobag

3. Mond’sub Bio-Gold Collagen Eye Mask – Rainy weather or not, our sleep deprived eyes can always do with some pampering. The Mond’sub Bio-Gold Collagen Eye Mask offers some much-needed nourishment to the under eye area as well as the eyelids. Its cooling action is a boon for tired eyes and the serum that it is drenched in instantly tightens the delicate skin around the eyes. I also love that the mask fits really well around the eyes and stays in place for the 15 minutes that you are supposed to keep it on. Although I have used this only once, I am sure that with regular usage, this eye mask will help reduce wrinkles too. A must have in my opinion! Price – INR 100

Mond'sub Pure Rejuvenating & Renewing Beauty Facial Mask Review Zobag

4. Mond’sub Pure Rejuvenating & Renewing Beauty Facial Mask – If you have dry or dehydrated skin then the Mond’sub Pure Rejuvenating & Renewing Mask will provide a refreshing drink to your face. This sheet mask comes soaked in a cooling serum that moisturizes the skin and softens it at the same time. After 20 minutes of keeping on this mask, the skin becomes supple and more radiant. I feel that this particular sheet mask is best suited for dry skinned people but it is not too heavy for oily skin as well. Price – INR 250

 Blue Heaven Artisto Velvet Matte Lip Crayon Cocoa Mania Review Zobag

5. Blue Heaven Artisto Velvet Matte Lip Crayon Cocoa Mania –  The ZoBag Mini also contains a Blue Heaven Artisto Velvet Matte Lip Crayon and they give you a choice to select one out of four shades. I went with the shade Cocoa Mania, which is a warm, rusty brown that will suit most Indian skin tones. I was pleasantly surprised by the formula of this lip crayon. The pigmentation is not too intense but 2-3 swipes give an opaque finish. The formula is not transfer-proof but does stay on the lips for 4-5 hours unless you eat something, and is quite comfortable and velvety. For a super affordable price of INR 150, this matte lip crayon definitely exceeds expectations and I am totally in love with this color (will post the lip swatches in a separate post).  Price – INR 150

Overall, the August ZoBag Mini contains a great collection of products and the inclusion of a makeup item made me love the bag even more. None of the products disappointed me and each item is something that I will actually use. The bag also looks bright and colorful but its quality could be a little better, however, for INR 350 I am not complaining at all! If you are looking for a beauty subscription bag that is excellent value for money then I will highly recommend ZoBag Mini. Grab yours now by clicking on this link while the stocks last!

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