MAC is my go-to brand for lip liners. Lipsticks and liners boost up my mood. They have a beautiful set of shades that match every lipstick I own. On its own, as a liner, the cost might seem high. But here is why the price is justified.
To begin with, the choice of colors. The nudes are adorable and do justice to its shade. You can use it as a liner and lipstick - 2 in 1. They last for more than 8 hrs. This is with all the drinks and meals included. Applying it is easy, and it spreads beautifully without much effort. I have one in my bag, one in my office and one at home. And I have never felt better.
True to color
Available in a range of shades
This foundation is genuinely matte; I have to give it that. But, in the department of coverage, it doesn’t score well. It provides very light coverage and fails to cover most of the imperfections on my face. Building upon the product also doesn’t help much because it ends up looking cakey and coverage remains average. It also tends to crease around my eyes and nose and makes me look double my age.
It is lightweight, easy to blend, matte and long-lasting. But, just not what I am looking for.
Easy to blend
Accentuates fine lines
This concealer from NYX is very lightweight. The texture is smooth, creamy, and super blendable. As my skin is dry, it gets too drying sometimes. So before applying this concealer, I use under eye cream. If not, it does not work for me. Also, I was not so happy with the pigmentation because I need to apply a certain amount of layers to get full coverage. Otherwise, it is comfortable to use.
Easy to apply
Smooth and creamy texture
Drying for dry skin
I think L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Instant Smoothing Serum is one of the most accessible serums that actually works. I have been using it for months now and can’t seem to get over it. My straw-like hair feels deeply nourished, and the silkiness is ah-ma-zing.
It controls my frizz decently and combing has never been this easy. It also has this very subtle organic smell which does not irritate my nostrils. I will recommend this serum to dry and frizzy hair.
Makes the hair silky and soft
Deeply nourishes dry hair
I got myself Touch of Spice which is a beautiful rose-nude shade. My skin tone is medium with cool undertones, so this shade compliments me very well. I wear this lipstick almost every day, it goes with anything and everything I wear, and I think it will suit all skin tones.
I use it directly without prepping my lips. A single swipe gives an opaque color and settles into a creamy and moisturizing matte film. It feels very comfortable to wear and keeps my lips moisturized all day long.
However, it transfers and does not survive meals. This might be a problem with darker and brighter shades. But since Touch of Spice is a light color, the stain is not prominent. Other than that, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick is a decent lipstick.
Creamy, matte finish
No lip prepping required
Moisturizes the lips
Does not survive meals
The Faces Ultime Pro Longwear Matte Lipstick is one of my best blind buys ever. I ordered the Very Berry shade and now I wear it everywhere - work and special events. I like how I can manipulate the lipstick shade depending on the rest of my makeup - one coat for a simpler look, two to three coats for that sophisticated look. The lipstick shade is already bold, so I don’t need to apply so much in one go. The coverage is so much better than I expected.
It doesn’t feel dry after application and has that neat matte finish. The lipstick tube is sleek, which makes it easier to handle and apply. I like the spick and span packaging - it doesn’t create any extra mess while rolling it up. It lasts for a good 4 hours.
Does not dry out lips
Does not last long
Does not survive meals