You know that you are a lipstick junkie when you have two lipstick shades from the same brand that are almost identical. What can you do, they each have a tiny difference that makes it absolutely essential for you to have them both! I have already spoken about the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade #122 Stylish on this blog and today I will talk about its lighter twin, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade #046 Metallic Shimmer.
This lipstick is a reddish copper shade with lots of shimmer in it. The formula is creamy, and semi-opaque and stays on the lips for 3-4 hours. In the bullet, and even when swatched, Metallic Shimmer and Stylish look pretty similar. The only difference is that, on the lips, Stylish looks a little more brown/maroon while metallic shimmer looks slightly lighter, with orange undertones.
I wouldn’t say that you absolutely need to buy both the shades but investing in at least one of them would be a good idea. They are both warm-toned colors that will look great on medium Indian skin tones. This is why I love the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks, they come in a ton of colors that are excellent for daily wear, when you need something more than a nude shade.
Priced at INR 275 only, these lipsticks are some of the most affordable ones in the market and they deliver excellent value for money. I would highly recommend checking out the shade Metallic Shimmer, and the range in general, I am sure you will love it too!
While rummaging through my lipsticks the other day, I realized that while Loreal makes some stunning dark lip colors, it tends to struggle with the lighter pinks. One such disappointing pink lip color from Loreal is the Collection Exclusive Color Riche Lipstick in the shade Aishwarya’s Delicate Pink. This special edition lipstick was supposed to be a velvety matte flush of pink but ended up being a disaster on my lips.
Loreal seems to have put in a lot of effort into the packaging of this collection and it has a soft, almost velvety matte feel to it. The formula is similar to the packaging in terms of texture, however, the pigmentation fails to impress. You need 3-4 swipes to get an opaque and even color all over the lips. The disaster doesn’t end there, the product almost instantly settles in the creases and highlights every flaw of the lips in the most unflattering manner! The situation gets worse with time as the color becomes patchy and uneven. Basically, you cannot really apply this product without a very opaque and creamy lipliner underneath it.
If you have already purchased this lipstick and don’t want to waste it then I would recommend using it on top of a lip liner. It is such a shame that the formula does not work well because the color is absolutely gorgeous and would look particularly stunning on those with a lighter skin tone. I hate writing negative reviews for brands and Loreal is one of my favorite ones, but this product is, unfortunately, a dud. If you do not believe me then check out the lip swatch below, it leaves nothing to doubt.
Priced at INR 995, this lipstick is definitely not worth the money, which means that my hunt for the perfect rosy pink lipstick continues. If you have any recommendations for me then please leave them in the comments below!
I realize that of late I have been quite critical in my reviews of Loreal products. The reason for this is that I love the brand so much that I always get very disappointed if one of their products does not meet my high expectations. Thankfully, the Loreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick in the shade Lincoln Rose performed really well and left me thoroughly impressed.
This lipstick has an extremely luxurious feel to it, thanks to its sturdy gold packaging and the colored gemstone that represents the actual shade quite accurately. The formula is a comfortable matte which might appear a little shiny under bright light. It is incredibly creamy and offers good pigmentation in a single swipe.
The color seems like an orangeish red in the bullet and when swatched on the hand but on the lips you can see pinkish undertones as well. I feel that it is a unique shade that combines the right amounts of red, orange, and pink. This color will be perfect for those who usually love a pink toned red but want to add a hint of orange to their lips for the summer months. The color stays opaque on the lips for around 4 hours, after which it starts to fade, leaving behind an even stain that lasts all day long. I personally feel that considering that the formula is a comfortable matte and not a drying one, the longevity is quite good.
This lipstick is priced at INR 950 but I would recommend buying it during the sale season when it is available for around INR 750. This is a flattering color that would look good on a wide range of skin tones. I am happy that the rich formula of this lipstick has reinstated my faith in Loreal and I will definitely be trying out more shades from this range!
I lifted my self-imposed shopping ban for a day to purchase the Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in the shade Rust Lust. I have been obsessed with terracotta reds for some time now and the amazing swatches and reviews of other bloggers were so tempting that I had to buy this lipstick. Trust me, every penny I spent on this awesome product was completely worth it!
This product is the true definition of a liquid lipstick. The formula dries completely matte on the lips and does not smudge or budge at all! You have only a few seconds to work with this product before it clings to your lips in a stubborn manner. Also, the pigmentation is superb and you only need a tiny drop to provide opaque color to your lips.
Red liquid lipsticks are the most tricky to apply, but the teeny tiny wand picks up the perfect amount of product and allows precise application. The color is a brick red with a slight tinge of orange. It looks like a true red in white light though. It is the perfect shade of red for the summer months.
Here is a swatch of the product on my hand after I vigorously tried to rub it off just a few seconds after application. It does not budge at all! On my lips, it stays intact all day long and does not transfer even slightly. Always remember to scrub and hydrate your lips before using this lip color because it clings to every crease. It felt a bit uncomfortable while it was drying but once fully dry I found it surprisingly comfortable to wear. It is completely waterproof and I rely on coconut oil to remove it easily.
This is a revolutionary lip product in my opinion. How Sugar is able to provide such impeccable quality at a super affordable price of INR 499 is a mystery to me! I am dying to purchase all the colors from this range. If only I could justify spending any more money on lip products!
Buy this awesome liquid lipstick here. Sugar Cosmetics are also offering some great deals on their website so do have a look at their online store.
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I stumbled upon the Wet n Wild Mega Slicks Lip Gloss in the shade Red Sensation while randomly browsing the internet, and purchased it on a whim. When I received the product, I was quite surprised by the color and finish. It does not look metallic in the pictures but in reality, the swatch was a deep metallic red!
Perhaps the metallic effect arises due to the extreme luster of this product. When you swatch it on your hand, the color is super opaque and almost has a foiled look to it. On applying on the lips the pigment sheers out but still looks slightly metallic.
This lip gloss is a bit sticky and thick and smells like sweets. It has some white and red glitter particles that tend to sink into the creases of the lips after a few hours of wear. The color fades gradually and almost completely disappears within 2-3 hours, which is expected from a hydrating lip gloss.
I would recommend wearing this gloss over a red lipstick to create an opaque metallic finish. It can also be used as a lip topper for the center of the lips. I personally don’t prefer wearing the gloss on its own because when I want a red lip I want it to be really bold. However, if you choose to wear it on its own, make sure to carry it in your handbag to top it up every few hours. Priced at $1.99, this lip gloss is quite affordable and imparts an interesting finish to the lips!
I hope that this review was helpful. Buy this lip gloss here.
Warm weather for me is synonymous with coral lips and loose sundresses. Coral is the perfect blend of orange, red, and pink, which looks great on all skin tones. My favorite coral lipstick for this time of the year is the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 109 (Rossetto).
First of all, the packaging of this lipstick is to die for. I love the combination of red and black and the signature with the tiny heart. However, some other shades of Kate Moss lipsticks come in the same packaging and it is a bit hard to tell them apart without uncapping them. I don’t mind doing that in the least because they look so stunning!
The color itself is a muted orange with hints of red. It is definitely a warm toned coral and therefore goes very well with Indian skin tones. The formula is creamy and buildable. One swipe will give you an almost opaque look but two swipes are needed for the perfect pigmentation. I would call it a comfortable semi-matte texture, with a small amount of shine. It lasts on the lips for around 5-6 hours but fades a little by this time and some of the product may settle in the cracks of the lips.
Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of this product, as I am with all the other Rimmel lipsticks I have tried so far. Its pleasant scent is the only thing that reminds me that I have lipstick on, it is that comfortable to wear! Priced at INR 275, this lipstick is definitely a steal and a must have for the summer months!
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Sometimes the nude lip colors can be a bit too pale or brown. There are days when you need your lips to look naturally healthy and have a slightly reddish undertone. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 122 Stylish will not disappoint you on such occasions.
I am a huge fan of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks in general as they are incredibly moisturizing yet stay on the lips for quite some time. This shade is no exception and I do not need to reapply for 3-4 hours. The formula is quite smooth and provides a semi-opaque finish in one swipe. It is a dusty red color with multi-colored shimmer that looks quite subtle on the lips.
I reach for this shade when I do not want a very bold look but don’t want my lips to look pale either. You can get away without a lip balm with this product, provided that you do not have severely chapped lips. It offers mild hydration and has a sweet, coconutty scent.
The best part about this lipstick is that it is priced at only INR 250! I think that the Rimmel lipsticks are quite underrated in India. They offer unmatchable quality for the price and come in a ton of different colors and finishes. Do give this one a try if you are looking for a comfortable to wear, foolproof nude red lipstick.
Amidst all the matte lip colors and liquid lipsticks, the humble lipgloss might get neglected but still holds an important position in my makeup drawer. There are those days when the lips are too dry or pigmented and simply do not cooperate with a matte finish product, a lipgloss is what emerges a hero on such occasions. It is extremely hard to find the perfect nude lip gloss for medium Indian skin tones, especially one from an international brand. The Loreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss in the shade 110 I Got The Power is not just the perfect nude gloss for medium skin tones but is also extremely flattering on fair and deep complexions.
I personally do not like shimmery or glittery glosses for daily use. The glitter goes everywhere and does not really suit my face. This one is a cream formula, which is glossy but not shimmery at all, although they do have a few shimmery glosses in this range as well. The shade is the perfect pinkish brown that can be worn to work or even for a night out, thanks to the subtle shine that it provides.
The doe foot applicator picks up just the right amount of product which provides a semi-opaque finish in one coat. I would not recommend going for a second coat because that can get a bit messy. The formula is not sticky and is quite hydrating, in fact, it feels like a slightly heavy lip balm on the lips. It lasts for around 2-3 hours but you can extend the wear time by a couple of hours with the help of a nude lip liner. However, on most days I simply apply it directly to my bare lips and keep reapplying every few hours. The formula has a mild, sweet scent that lingers on throughout the wear time.
An 8 ml tube of this product is priced at INR 850 but you can grab it for around INR 600 online. It is still on the pricey side but I am willing to pay the price for the lovely color and the high-end packaging.
It is the perfect choice for the days when you are going for a no makeup – makeup look, and want something easy for the lips. Pair it with nude eye makeup for an amazing monochromatic effect. If you want to keep only one lip gloss in your collection then I would highly recommend this one!
Red lipsticks are very tricky to wear and choosing the right shade and formula can be an arduous exercise. From bleeding to staining the teeth, red lipstick goes everywhere! The Maybelline Colorshow red lipsticks are drugstore classics, and my favorite is the shade Big Apple Red (206).
The color of this lipstick is perfect for me, it is red but not too over the top and has very faint hints of pink that help the teeth look whiter and provide a softer effect. It looks a bit orangey in the bullet but on the lips it is more of a pink toned red that is very versatile and goes with a lot of outfits. The formula is a comfortable matte that lasts forever! It fades gradually but the color still stays on after 8 hours and multiple rounds of eating and drinking. It may bleed a little but that is true for any red lip color and something that can easily be rectified with a red lipliner. To top it all it smells like yummy candy!
Priced at INR 325 for 3.9 gms, this lipstick definitely qualifies as a beauty bargain. Also, if this shade is not up your street, there are several other color options in the same formulation to choose from! When it comes to drugstore lipsticks, you can’t really go wrong with the Maybelline Colorshow range 🙂