Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal-Review & Comparison with The Colossal

These days I’m getting pretty obsessed with kohl and kajal’s. If you noticed my few previous review post are all about eye makeup products. Not that I’m complaining.It’s such a fun  to play with products and the contented outcome from all the eotd’s.Btw thank you so much for all the love you showered on my INSTAGRAM pictures. It’s one of  the best platform to share your work instantly and getting prompt feedbacks.

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Maybelline O Maybelline It’s difficult to keep up pace with your so frequent launches.At Least please give us time to properly try and  experiment your recent products.I think no other brand is as quick and updated like yours.And yet again you did a fabulous job by adding “The colossal Kajal Super Black” in the kohl series.More than diamonds I think “Kajal’ is indian girl’s best friend. For us “more is less”.

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The Super Black belongs to the extended family of Colossal.But more refined , more black, more pigmented, more intense and super expensive.I have no clue why they have hiked its price to almost the double.Any how let me introduce you with the wow’s first.

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Packaging, precisely the colour is exactly opposite to the yellow colossal but more wider.Quantity of product is same.It a twister pen so very easy to handle.True to their claim, it’s super smooth as it contains oil base pigments.The cache is the formula.With light absorbing pigments , it delivers more blackness than its predecessor.Two strokes are sufficient to get the desired effect.

It’s waterproof and did not smudge for good 6 hours.Even after washing your face, its fragments lingers.I use baby oil to clean off all the remnants.Use it on your upper lid as eyeliner and smudge it with earbud to get the smokey eye effect.If you want your kohl to last long , use any black eyeshadow above and you are good for another few hours.

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For me the big let down is the price. There should be some reasonable hike in the prices.INR 300 is not at all justified with the quantity or quality.It is hands down better then the colossal but it’s way expensive. Even the quantity is less at this price.It will only last a month or less if used everyday.

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Battle of The colossal and The Colossal Super Black 

Staying power of the super black is almost the same as of The colossal(Yellow)

Super Black gets less smudged as compared to the colossal.

The intensity of the two kajals are almost the same.

The colossal is on drier side and super black is more oil textured which settles with blink of an eye.

The colossal tends to get break in between but its not the case with super black which is a brownie point.

Super black is 300 INR and Colossal is 200 INR.

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Last words

The colossal super black is better overall but price is a showdown. Honestly there is not a huge difference in the two and i would wait for the sale period to get my hands on this one.Otherwise there is no downside of the product.Texture, pigmentation, intensity are all spot on.

Rest as it says” Each to their own”

Ratings: 4.2/5

 

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Devil in “City Of Angels”-Los Angeles

Hello Again

Are you bored with all my beauty blabberings?? So here is something spicy for you.Before embarking on this beauty blog, I was managing my other blog which now is lying dormant.If you must know I did some fair amount of travelling in last few years.Perks of being a sailor’s wife!!And my blog was my travel diary.I did shared few of my travel sojourns with pictures, local information and some relevant information if by any chance you travel that place, it will be quite handy.So lets start and have a tour of your life.

PS:Everything is in present tense so bear with me.

“Now as a permanent nomad, am yet again will give you a virtual tour of  my newest odyssey.The heart and soul of America ‘ City Of Angels” also called The Hollywood- Los Angeles.It is one of the most populous metropolitan area in the world and second largest in United states with the most ethically diverse county.

After being loaded from Mexico, we cruised towards California for discharging.I spin a cartwheel the day Mister has confirmed our next voyage.It took us one week to reach the port of los Angeles on Long beach. As the name indicates, its not a meager beach but a ful fledged city.For three days I was on wretched nerves due to being on anchorage and twiddle for our turn on berth.After like millionth year at crack of dawn we moved,We finally moved.


On our first bend into the port, we encountered our first surprise.Rendezvous with the world’s largest inflated duck It’s a six story tall floating rubber duck which to our later knowledge came to participate in the Tall ships festival LA

It lead us half a day to moor and secure the tanker and another couple of hours to clear the immigration. As His Nibs was busy playing chief officer, I had to (with a sad face) content myself chaperoned by Cadet Yang.

Hardly enough time to spend and being newbie to the city, we rolled our day in a big shopping arcade.By kiss of God our Pakistani cabbie mentioned some shopping festival.”Shop, hop and slumber fest”.The galleria was gushing with shoppers looking for best offers on display.Girl being girl, I also shopped to my hearts content From books to bag to blings to beauty aids I religiously followed the “shop till you drop” mime.

Following day was reserved for the famous “Universal Studios”.To ward off the early morning traffic, we kick started our tour at 7:00 a:m.With such exceptional roads to cruise on, reached our destination in less then one hour.But alas the taxi fare had almost ripped our pockets by charging $100 quids for the short drive.Anyways being the early birds and in front of the queue, we smoothly crossed the threshold with another $95 burnt hole to our pockets.Initially it was not crammed but with every hour to cuckoo’s calling, it became crowded.Well to be true it was worth spending.

 


 

Highlights of the place was  the recount tram tour which cruised through the entire studio active backlot giving us glimpses of staged earthquakes, flash flood effects,airplane carnage and the original dungeon of King Kong.Next stop was the water roller coaster ride in Jurrasic park with life size Dinosaur.The 84 foot fall gives adrenaline rush to the core.The Revenge of the Mummy catapults at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness.Transformers (inspired from movie) is a next generation 3-D thrill ride. WaterFront is the most mind blowing explosive actions with fire-fights,jumping jet-ski and in your face plane crash.Despicable me & Simpsons is a heartwarming hilarious rides.Animal Actors shows trained critters which put shame to pet-tricks.The rest mounts were as thrilling and exhilarating as the rest ones.

All the adrenalin quarry came to  end at 114:00 hrs.We still had enough time in hand so took a taxi to Hollywood walk of fame and TCL chinese theatre. After clicking memories with the famous and not so,we headed towards the HOLLYWOOD sign which marked as the American cultural icon.By the time we finished capturing the prominent sign, I was tired down to my feets and call it a day.Adventure filled Day.

We still had another day to explore so venture out towards the Long Beach. Effervescent diamonds sparkling in the sand, vast shores, lapping waves, heaven all around. The vision I witnessed is going to be carved in my memory for a long time.

So now I have already sorted out your itinerary, book tickets and fly to this astounding place and have fun of your lifetime.

Lakme-Eyeconic in Regal Green,Royal Blue & turquoise-Review

Since time immoral, Kajal has always been associated with Indian women.It’s a known to be a staple beauty products for us.I still have my infant picture with deep kohl smeared eyes which was supposed to be have medicinal value like improving vision.But now for me it has become a necessity. I just can’t cross my threshold with kohl in my eyes.

So when I heard Lakme has launched some new coloured kajal in their Eyeconic series , I just had to get my hands on them before anybody else.Yes i have a compulsive disorder.It’s been in my vanity for two weeks now but couldnt able to write a review before.But better late than never.

The packaging is similar to the black and white eyeconic.Honestly i was super disappointed with the white one.It just didn’t budge and consistency is very poor.That was the reason I was a bit putoff to buy all the three coloured eyeconics.Regal green, Royal blue and Turquoise.But in the end my innerself Goddess won.At 275 INR, its not a very expensive deal.

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Regal Green and Turquoise have a very light difference in shades.As you apply on your eyes, it looks almost the same.But the best part is you can apply them on your lower lid like kohl(as it is called) and it would not look odd.Wonderful breather from black kohl.

I love playing with them.If you follow me on instagram, you will see lots of eotd’s on my page.You can either use them as simple eyeliner, can create a smudged eye look or a base  for coloured eyeshadows. I tried to create some stunning ombre effects using these.

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The pen is a twister with slick tip which makes the application easy. Regal green is most stunning out of the lot. Its metallic texture with little bit of shimmer makes your eyes stands out.I love mix and matching them with other eye pencil just according to mood or dress i wearing. Turquoise is also a stunner.But Royal blue is a deal breaker.It does not show up no matter how many swipes you apply.I had to put a liquid liner to get the desired effect.I would rather recommend blue from maybelline colossol.

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There longevity is quite good comparatively and stay put for 8 hours at least.A must have for beginners as one can use them to perfect their eyeliner application.I would certainly recommend them for working girls as variation everyday can boost your confidence and break that monotonous look.

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This eotd i have created with Royal blue and regal green givinga ombre effect on the upper lid and turquoise to my water line.

Ratings: 4/5

What say girls which one are you planning to buy??

 

Cool toned Eye makeup with Berry Lips-Video

         “May the wings of your eyeliner always be even”

That was the quote which reminded me of my latest tutorial.I don’t believe i slayed my liner so perfectly.As it says practice makes a man perfect.(women perfecting her liners).

We are almost saying adieu  to winters and greeting spring with open smile and dreading for summers ahead.Though it would be a time for playing with all pastels around but we have to leave our berry plums and wine behind.That’s the reason I did this cool toned eye makeup  with berry lips video -a kind of farewell tutorial.

This video is an recreation once again of my favourite beauty blogger Lustre lux.She is the one from whom i learned alot.I wish i could be as good as her.

Hope you going to like and by the look of my previous videos, you will notice how far i have come in perfecting my techniques.Do let me know if you feel the same.

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PRODUCTS USED:
Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me
Concealer:Maybelline fit me light ledger
Compact:Maybelline Super fresh
Eyeshadow: Morphe brushes 35 n palette and Mac pearl
Blush:Maybelline fir me medium coral
Lashes:Ardell 105
Mascara: Maybelline Hyper curl
Highligter:Makeup Revolution Brush & Brighten
Lipstick: Maybelline Forever Plum and Mac Impassioned
Brushes:BHCosmetics

For the BASE MAKEUP TUTORIAL CLICK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLOR2…

For EYEBROW ROUTINE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcCa…

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Colours Of Incolor Cosmetics-Review

                      “The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you”

Holla Everyone

Today we had sprinkle of rain and it hollered onset of spring.It’s the season of colour bright and sunny.Everything is bathed in sunlight.Buds blooming, leaves dancing and trees swaying with the winds rhythm.Its such a breathtaking picture all around.And that reminds me of my new discovery in beauty products.A brand with so much colours , intensity, versatility, economical and consumer friendly.

The brand Incolor presents one of their finest range of cosmetics.It offers finest range of products for face, eyes, skin, hands, lips.The company is a local brand and you would not find much on internet as well.But the products are available online on FLIPKART and SNAPDEAL.I got few of their products (alot) ranging from blush to lipliners to eyeshadows.I have posted a picture on my instagram handle and few of you asked me some relevant question.So i thought of doing a detailed post.

First let’s have a glimpse of all the stuff i got.

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So now you can imagine my excitement with all that stuff.I know the brand does nit have much presence and even the availability is an issue.Only either your local shops stock these or you can buy it online.The company really needs to work on their marketing .You would be amazed no product from the range goes beyond 350 INR.Ist it droolworthy??

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LIPLINERS: They have got such amazing shades almost in all required colours for your lips.These are retractable pens which are smooth and super easy to work with.They do not get dry & niether makes your lips chapped afterwards.At 175 INR, they are extremely affordable and can give some of the drugstore brands run for their money.I have used these in some of my videos if you want to check upon them.

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Coloured Eyeliner Pencils: Will you believe  if i say they works far better than the Lakme Eyeconic kohl’s.Effortless application and intense colour payoff.There are no clumps and if you don’t rub yours eyes, it stays for as long as you want.True that!!Easy to sharp and can have the smudged smokey effect with your earbud. Price is 275 INR but totally worth your penny.

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Liquid Coloured Liners: My holy Grail liners.Few days back i wanted to shoot a new video for Valentines and was looking for pink eyeliners which are so much hot trend these days.To my horror not even a single brand have this colour in their range.Even Mac has failed.And thats when i discovered the pink beauty.Does it resembles liners from maybelline hyper glossy range?.Along with the packaging they works as good. Yet to try the brown though.Price: 215 INR. Yes cheaper then the maybelline and the colour range is phenomenal

Blush Symphony -This the prettiest blush i have come across till now.Peach, pink  & shimmery, it took my breath away.Single stroke gives a immaculate payoff.You don’t need to pack them off like some other blushes from good brands. Have you tried the blush from maybelline fit me series.they are dud and expensive.This one at 350  INR is your perfect deal.

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Single Eyeshadows: The first thing attracted me was the cute packaging.But for me It was  rocket science to open them. I have got these four shades the  brick,lime green, regal green and royal blue. You can see the payoff of lime green in my last video with halo effect.Rest ones are yet to try but they are soft, nicely grounded , matte shades, gratifying payoff and super cheap.At 165 INR they deserves standing ovation.

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So this is pretty much my thought about them. For the downside, I would say the availability is the lowest point.You can list down many more negatives but then its alocal brand with so much affordable prices and honestly few of the products are far better work than the known ones.Just they don’t do enough publicity/marketing, it does not mean the brand is dud.

                                 You need to use them to Believe in them!!

PS: Its not a paid post!! As i said earlier I ‘ would rather be honest than impressive.

 

 

 

Halo Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial -Video

Hello Everyone

Have you heard of the Halo effect eye makeup trend or Spotlight.You would know if you are makeup enthusiast just like me.Lately it has become the hottest trend in the beauty circui

The technique is basically about placing your popping mostly lighter/shimmery shades at the middle of your eyeball and darker opposite colour shades at the corners and inners of your eye.The whole effect makes your eyes look rounder and big.More to it if you are adventurous, you can use the same technique on your lower lid and create a spotlight effect.This brings light to the center of the eyes, making them pop and appear wider.Blending as usual is the most important step for getting that cleared haloed eyes.

So let’s get going and watch my detailed tutorial on this beautiful purple + lime green Halo smokey eye.

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Products Used
Primer:Loreal Base Magique
Foundation:Revlon colorstay whipped cream
Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me light ledger
Compact: Elizabeth Arden
Eyeshadow: Morphe Brushes 35 n palette and Incolours
Blush: Incolour Symphony
Liner: Maybelline Hyper glossy
Lashes:Basic Care
Lipstick:Maybelline colorshow peach personified
Brushes:Bh cosmetics
Brows:Morphe Brushes Browkit

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial-Video

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams”

Happy Valentines Day to all my stunning girls especially who are in love..I’ sure everyone of you must be getting ready for the special day tomorrow.I wish i could say the same .My valentine won’t be able to make it this time.Disheartening!! But nevertheless I’m still going to deck up like a queen tomorrow.I know that’s what my husband would ever wish.

Valentines is a day when people all around the world celebrates  a day only for love.Girls dress to the nines and so does the boys with their swag.Roses, reds, hearts , gifts and smiles, memorable moments full of happiness colour and cheers.

As red is the colour of love and pink depicts barbies , I tried to create a special look for valentines with these colours.Soft pink eyes with bold red lips.To give a twist to the whole look, i used a pink eyeliner which is very much a hot trend these day and it certainly comes out with flying colours. watch it and let me  know what do you think..

 

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Products Used:
Primer: Nivea After shave balm
Foundation: Mac Face and body in c4
Concealer: Maybelline Illuminating pen
Eyeshadow: Morphe brushes 35 n palette and nelf cosmetics
Eyeliner: Incolour Pink
Kohl: Maybelline Colossol
Blush : Incolour/Symphony
Lipstick: Mac Rubywoo

For my eyebrow routine check
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So what do you think guys Its yay or nay??

Happy Valentines Day!!