Hello! I have been buying make-up bits every now and then and thought I'd share some of the things I've bought in the last month or so.
Most of the things in the picture above are from Rimmel London, a drugstore make-up brand from the UK that I think was recently launched in India. I am so far, very impressed with almost everything I've tried from Rimmel and I love they way they've priced their products. The Rimmel lipsticks (above) were only for Rs. 215!!!!! And the quality is pretty amazing.
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation: We already have the Stay Matte powders and love them. Perfect for the oily skin prone and great to combat the Bombay humidity. So when we saw the foundation of the same range, we decided to try them out. Now, I don't love nor do I hate them. They go on smoothly enough, I apply mine with a wet sponge and love the results. But with a stipling brush it took ages to blend in. They last a while and doesn't fade out. They were for Rs. 315 or so, fairly economical and they smell mild and decent and it didn't break me out or anything. So overall, I do like it.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara: We are always looking to try new mascaras hoping to find the perfect one. So, when we saw the bright orange tube of this mascara and it's massive wand and thought we'd give it a go. It's decent, I do not remember the price but it wasn't very much. The wand is immense like I said and it does a decent job at volumising your lashes. It goes on smoothly and does clump. So we are plenty happy with it.
Rimmel Lipstick: Eyes on Me- which is a rosy brown colour, a great nude for medium to slightly dusky skin tones. It smooth and moisturising and it doesn't last very long but I don't see that as such a great problem.
Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick- In numbers 19 and 22. They are super, super smooth and soft and moisturizing and you don't need a lipbalm under these lipsticks. I picked up a nude pinky- brown and a bright pink-red shade. I love them both.
I love love love this bright blue nail paint from Sally Hansen in the shade Pacific Blue, the perfect summer blue nail paint if you ask me.
Recently, I had myself a little Revlon haul.
I picked up an eye-shadow quartet in Seductive- I wanted a purple eye-shadow for some time now. I have a few darker shades of purple in my make-up collection but they aren't exactly right for summer. I wanted some lilac/lavender colours and had two shadows from MAC on my mental wishlist. But I spotted this quartet and decided to get this since it's cheaper and these are sort of trendy colours, so why spend a ton of money on them?! I love this so far and am glad I got it.
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Papaya- I am loving all things coral and orange-tinged this summer and this lipgloss was on my list of things to get for a while now. Sadly, it seemed sold out in most places. I, finally, got my hands on it and love it. It's not very orange, more like a peach flush which looks great on. I simply LOVE the formulation of the Revlon glosses, they are non-sticky and smooth and light. So much better than MAC and at par with Chanel glosses in my opinion. LOVE them!
Now for some bummer...We picked up the newly launched Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks. Mine is in the shade 'Socialite' and it is a pretty rosy-brown toned pink, while Sally's is a more woody-brown called 'All Access'. While swatching them at the store, they came out all creamy and lovely, but when we wore them later, they went on all sticky and slightly goopy. Not good! These lipsticks do have a phenomenal staying power and once the shine wears off, you are left with a pretty stain. The stickiness is not making us happy at all, but since we paid Rs. 650 a pop for these, we are going to do our best to make it work.. perhaps wear a gloss over it? Let's see. We'll tell you about our make-it-work experience at some point. For now, we are muchos bummed out! :(
So, that is all for our recent beauty haul... We'll be back soon with the BB cream review. We tried on yet another one, so there will be four to be compared and reviewed. Excited!
Take care, y'all!