Fun QnA

Hello, there there…

Work is hectic, not voluminous but consuming. Earlier today in my head I met myself, the conversation was much fun I had to share with world. Here are some Q n As I had with myself, enjoy:

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All are Red(sunlight makes some colors look strange)

 

1. You bought a pretty lipstick but when you apply, it doesn’t work for you, what do you do with it?

I try really hard to work with pink lipstick, I would love to have a soft pink color on my lips, but as is the tone of skin pink doesn’t work, sadly. Every now and then I end up buying pinks(swatch on hand looks like it may work on me but it doesn’t). First I try to work with brush, you can really handle colors better with lip-brush, some colors which may wash out face on full opaque coverage can be applied with brush, of-course light hand sheer color, and sometime it works.

But mostly I give away such lipstick to Mom(she has fairer skin) or friends. Like this one time Husband bought a pretty pink lipstick for me, even though it was a gift and I wanted to keep it with me as a token, I gave the lipstick to my friend(properly explaining husband why I will never be able to use it, he understands). I think it is better if someone can use it, I don’t like lipsticks to be wasted.

2. Why so many lipsticks of same(red) color?

First thing to understand here is that it is not a color, it is the color; The Red. Which is so versatile that one cannot settle for one color-variant, and one cannot buy all of them(think finances), so little by little we shall have all The Red.

3. What’s the next thing.

Blushes! I have just two, I have realized(very late in my life) how boring face looks with same color all over, we need to add some color, some depth(may learn contouring next to this next). Also cup-cakes baking.

4. Lipstick expires, what you do with it?

I still use it, after ‘best before date'(but I save the labels which has best before date on it, don’t know why cause I don’t mind the dates). However I do not have anything older than five years with me, cause five years back I never had a single lipstick(I know this precisely, cause I bought my first lipstick when I relocated to Pune). I remember having lip-balms thought, cause dry skin and chapped lips cannot survive, they were more of survival things(lip-balm) than fun(lipstick). I had tinted chapsticks, strawberry and cherry. So that was the only color I had on me.

5. Lipstick or lipgloss

Lipsticks of-course. But a couple of lipglosses are there, which I use when I cannot use lipstick(read when I have chapped lips). I’m not for shine and glitter but more of color, so less love for gloss, my ideal lipstick would be a matt finish with balm quality.

Well, it was fun, we should do this often!

Shall we?

Zaina

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Street Wear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipsticks- Berrylicious and Riveting Rouge

Hello from a very festive October, this month is great a lot of holidays and I just had a long vacation at beaches and mountains and it was amazing. *Gasp* this was the longest welcome sentence ever.

Street Wear is one of many brands under Relvon umbrella available in India. Street wear products are relatively very in-expensive as compared to Revlon (budget of budget guys!), their new launch Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipsticks are not just budget friendly they are high on quality too!

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These sub-brands are not easily available on all Relvon counters and also online. I’ve been wanting to try Color Rich Ultra Moist lipsticks for long time, limited availability on online sites delayed my wish. After a long wait I found the shades I wanted on Jabong, yay! I’ve two beautiful shades; Berrylicious and Riveting Rouge(yes, one shade had to be of red).

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Riveting rouge is one of the reds which everyone should own. It flatters my tanned skin tone so I think it doesn’t have cool undertone, color sets in semi-matt finish. It stayed on me for good 3 hours in very humid climate (read vacation at beach!), gradually fading and left a beautiful tint. If you ever wanted to try bright colors but are afraid this is the lipstick you should start with, just 180 rupees pop you get quality packed product.

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Berrylicious is another gorgeous shade, one of a kind. It appears purple in tube but turns pinkish-purple on lips. It has very fine and few glitters, which gives the lipstick pearly finish on lips. I’m not a fan of frosty lipstick and thank god the glitter in Berrylicious is very subtle. The staying power is similar as of Riveting rouge, and a beautiful tint is left by this color as well.

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All that good and just one thing which makes you wonder what Streetwear people were thinking when designing the packaging? No, looks are pretty and no issues there. But, the color bullet doesn’t retrace fully, so when you pop the lipstick open the bullet gets in contact with rim of cap and wastes itself. Now product wastage is not the only issue, after color sets on cap rim and you close the lipstick after use it transfers back to tube, and when you open it again it will smear on your fingers then on your face and all over the place, horror!

In brief, as the name says ultra moist, they live up to the claim, both the lipsticks were moisturizing. Texture is light and doesn’t feel heavy on lips, when applied directly from tube it glides on smoothly. In single swipe lipstick gives medium-opaque coverage, maximum coverage can be achieved in two to three swipes. Color doesn’t set into fine lines, both Berrylicious and Riveting Rouge left pretty tint at the end of day.

Street Wear Color Rich Ultra Moist lipsticks are priced 180 each with wide varity of shade selection, available at Revlon counters and on selected shades can be found on Jabong

Have you tried any of Street Wear lipsticks, which is your favorite shade? It there is shade from the range which is must buy.

Happy Sunday!

Zaina
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Some red to welcome season of rains – Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in True Red

Hello from pleasant Bangalore, it poured last night and the bonus was 3 hours power cut, complete blackout in my house. If power-cuts are the cost of rains so be it, I love the rain!

Rain lover, mango loves is a Red lipstick lover too…

 

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The notes today are on topic of my current favorite Red lipstick, Revlon ColorBurst lipstick shade number 09 – True Red. There will not be much notes, I will let pictures speak more.

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The universal truth is that it is very difficult to find perfect red lipstick for oneself, true to its claim I’m still in search of my perfect one. Meanwhile I’m surviving with Revlon True Red, and with the arrival of rains I’m reaching for it more than others (oh yes there are others too none of them is perfect but). The lipstick is shiny but not glossy, packed with color and just red, not orange red not pinky red, which makes this perfect for Indian skin tone. Smooth in application cause of its creamy texture. The saying power is long (3-4 hours) but it transfers real quick, so watch out before staining coffee mugs and cheeks.

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Revlon Colorburst True Red is available at price of 630 in India and yes it is not discontinued.

Have you found your perfect-red yet? Tell me about it I am all ears.

Also, checkout my trespassing in Rogue camp, assured fun!

Ciao!