Saturday, 22 October 2016

10 Fall Red/Burgundy Lipsticks

Here are lip swatches of 10 red/burgundy lipsticks that are perfect for fall and winter. For shade reference, I'm NC40-NC42 in MAC. 
  1. MAC Chili Lipstick - Brownish-Orange Red $17 USD ($21 CAD) 
  2. Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick 310 Seduce Scarlet - Red $6.99 USD ($8.47 CAD)     
  3. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick 690 Siren in Scarlet - Red $7.99 USD
  4. Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Bae - Red $20 USD ($24 CAD)   
  5. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Nahz Fur Atoo - Blood Crimson $20 USD ($24 CAD)  
  6. Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick Havana Nights $19.90 USD  
  7. ColourPop Tulle - Dusty Mauve Burgundy $6 USD
  8. MAC Diva Lipstick - Intense Reddish-Burgundy $17 USD ($21 CAD)    
  9. Kylie Cosmetics Leo Lip kit - True deep burgundy $29 USD  
  10. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Vampira -Deep Reddish-Burgundy (Matte) $20 USD ($24 CAD)    
MAC Chili Lipstick (Matte)
 $17 USD ($21 CAD)
MAC Chili is a brownish orange-red lipstick that is perfect for fall. It has a matte finish with a sheen to it but it's very comfortable on the lips. What I usually do to reduce the sheen, I gently press tissue paper on lips to remove excess lipstick. Once it sets, it doesn't really move around much but it does slightly transfer.
Covergirl Colorlicious 310 Seduce Scarlet (Semi Matte)
$6.99 USD ($8.47 CAD)
This beautiful red lipstick is actually very comfortable on the lips but it's not completely matte. It has a semi matte finish and I really love the color. I think for the price it's pretty good especially if you don't mind the shine. However, it doesn't last that long on the lips and comes off easily.

Maybelline Creamy Matte - 690 Siren in Scarlet (Matte)
$7.99 USD
This is another lovely red shade. Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks are one of my drugstore lipsticks because they're very pigmented, creamy and very comfortable on the lips. Similar to MAC lipsticks Chili and Diva, it's matte with a sheen. The only downside is there is a lot of transfer with this one.

Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint - Bae (Matte)
$20 USD ($24 CAD)
This red lipstick is perfect for fall or the holidays. As for the formula, I do like moussey texture but I haven't worn it throughout the day, so I can't tell how long it lasts. I'm not a fan of the mint scent though.

Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick - Nosferatu (Matte)
$20 USD ($24 CAD)
I love this one especially for fall/winter. Kat Von D lipsticks can be drying but they're very long wearing compared to other lipsticks.They're very pigmented and apply like a gloss but dry down to a matte finish. Once they're dried, they don't move around and there's very minimal transfer. They can easily last 6 hours unless if you eat oily/greasy food.
Ofra Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick - Havana Nights (Matte)
$19.90 USD
This one is in collaboration with Kathleen Lights. It's such a pretty deep red shade. Ofra liquid lipsticks aren't as drying as other liquid lipsticks but I do find they do slightly move around and transfer a bit. 

ColourPop Tulle (Matte)
$6 USD
This is described as a dusty mauve burgundy and it's my absolute favorite! I love wearing this during fall and winter and I find it's one of those shades that looks good on everyone. ColourPop lipsticks can feel very drying on the lips and don't last as long but they're very affordable.

MAC Diva Lipstick (Matte)
 $17 USD ($21 CAD)
This reddish burgundy lipstick by MAC is matte with a sheen to it but it's comfortable on the lips. I really like the formula of MAC matte lipsticks and usually with a lip liner, these work really well and they're easy to reapply afterwards.
Kylie Cosmetics Lipstick - Leo (Matte)
$29 USD (lip kit)
I bought Kylie Birthday Edition kit with 6 mini lipsticks including the shade Leo, so I got to try it out. It's a beautiful deep burgundy shade but I'm not a fan of the formula. It's very patchy and doesn't apply evenly on the lips.
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick - Vampira (Matte)
$20 USD ($24 CAD)
I really like this deep reddish/burgundy shade and it's great to achieve those vampy lips but it can be harder to apply than the other KVD lipsticks. It's very patchy and it's hard to get an even application with this one. I like to mix this one with a red shade to get the perfect vampy ombre lips but I don't like wearing this on its own. 

Those are the 10 fall red/burgundy lipsticks. Also check out my 5 top brown lip products for fall: 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Cool Tone Fall Makeup GRWM using Drugstore/affordable products

Here's a quick Get Ready With Me video using affordable/drugstore products. I did a simple mauve eye makeup and opted for cool-toned plum/brown lips. I also tried L.A. Colors I Heart Makeup Contour Palette and Covergirl TruBlend blush for the first time. I do like the contour kit especially to contour but I prefer using translucent setting powder to set my concealer instead this. That's my first impressions of it for now.

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Fall Brown Taupe Smokey Eye Makeup

Here's a quick GRWM fall taupe brown smokey eye makeup tutorial using Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette. I decided to stick with this nude pink lip shade by Huda Beauty. I went out for dinner with Shaini yesterday and wore this makeup look. Oh and I got a new backdrop!! :D 
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Saturday, 8 October 2016

GRWM Holud/Haldi Bridesmaid Makeup

Here's a quick get ready with me video of me doing my makeup for my friend's holud/haldi ceremony. I decided to do a copper/brown smokey eye and pair it with red/pink lipstick that complemented the yellow saree well. The bridesmaids and I all wore this beautiful yellow saree.

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Getting Shellac Nails Done + #ChicPinks Project

Sudi from Chic Nail Studio Montreal came over and applied hot pink CND Shellac Polish. She spoke about her ChicPinks project and gave few tips on how to remove them. It's my first time getting shellac nails done and so far I'm loving it!! It lasted me about 2 weeks and I'm amazed how strong my nails were afterwards. 

Chic Nail Studio currently offer nail and henna services in Montreal. Check out their website for their complete list of services/prices.
Chic Pinks Project
  • How does it work? Each time someone gets pink manicure (any shade of pink), $15 will go to Cedar Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research. Also on 1st of each month, all proceeds of pink manicures will be donated there.
  • When? From October 1st to April 15th 
  • Where will the funds be donated? Chic Nail Studio will be donating money to Cedar's Cancer Foundation. You can also donate directly on their website if you'd like.