Monday, February 21, 2011

Estée Lauder counter at Mantri Mall, Malleswaram

Quick Update for Bangalorean Makeup lovers !

There is an Estée Lauder counter at the Upper Ground Floor of Mantri Mall, Malleswaram. I happened to go the Mantri mall this afternoon and saw a banner advertising Estee Lauder counter there. I squealed for a minute in absolute excitement. Once I came back to my senses I went to check out the counter :D

They have all products there (I think..) and the Blue Dahlia Collection. I picked up the Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Orchid Light (Plumy Pink) , Double Wear Lipstick in Stay Scarlet (a gorgeous Red) and the Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme in Antique Gold. For these I got samples of MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara, Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara and samples of Day and Night Moisturizers.

The SA was very nice and encouraged me to try the Scarlet Red lipstick. I so would not have in my dreams bought something so red, but he and my sister totally convinced me to get it. I don't regret it at all now !

I wanted the Extravagant Pure Color Eye Shadow Palette.. the one with the golds.. but the SA said that it isn't available anymore. :( He also said it isn't available at the UB City store either, I still will try my luck there.

Don't miss out this opportunity ladies.. The counter is at the mall only till March 7th.

Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick - Rs.1575
Double Wear Lipstick - Rs.1575
Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme - Rs.1450

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Eva Lush Lips - Lip Balms

Lip balms - you can never have enough of them.. right? I have one at my desk, one in each of my bags, one in the dressing vanity. Never a dry lip ;)

So, I was at Star Bazaar (the one near my house in Rajajinagar, Bangalore) and I spotted these.

Eva Lush Lips

This was the first time I had seen these. There are 5 options in these.

Classic Vanilla, Strawberry Bite, Tangy Orange, Blackcurrant Burst and Plum Sparkle.
Blackcurrant and Plum are glitter lips balms.

The balms are in a cute colour matched, slide out plastic cases. The Plum Sparkle that I picked up has a typical cherry lipbalm smell.

There is definitely shimmer in the balms and the shimmer transfers on to the lips. But these are definitely not long stay. If you are picky about stick-based lipbalms and do not like to dip into the tub everytime to use the balm.. this may not be for you. :)

Eva Lush Lips - 8gm - Rs. 75

I also picked up the Vivel Shampoo case, since it came with a free small hair brush :D

I have never used this shampoo and have no idea if it is good or not. I liked the tiny hair brush.. good enough to carry around in my hand bag. It is all plastic and the bristles are not too flexible.

Vivel Soft & Fresh Shampoo 100ml - Rs. 49 + Free Hair Brush
The 200ml shampoo pack also had the small size hair brush free.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Liner by Eyestudio

I had a Diwali shopping spree at the Bangalore Central, J.P Nagar, last Sunday. I bought a lot of stuff - saree, salwar material, perfume, sunglasses - all for my family. It cost me a bomb and a half. Hehehe..

I picked up 3 Maybelline Eyestudio eyeliners for myself. As you know, I do not have a lot of eye products. So I was very excited to get these. The lady at the Maybelline counter (SA?) was very nice and helpful. She swatched all the colors on my hand. I decided to pick the Gold, Greenish turquoise and Pink. They are all shimmery. These colors are light on the skin. If you want the colors to really show up, you would have to apply them atleast 3-4 times. The SA told me that I can use these as a shadow too. I haven't tried that yet. I am planning to use them only as liners. maybe 1-2 lines just above the lash line. They have a very creamy texture, which I liked a lot.

Once applied these colors stay put. I tried to smudge them, and I had to try hard. However I did find that on smudging all it left was shimmer and no color.

Also for buying 3 products I got a Nail Color free ! I had a choice to pick from about 6. Black, Pink and a few browny - goldeny ones. Obviously I picked the Pink ;)

Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Liner by Eyestudio - Rs. 200 per eyeliner

This is going to be my Diwali makeup :)

Happy Diwali !!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Body Shop - Born Lippy Lipbalms

First off, let me say, I LOVE The Body Shop products. Everything from their combs to their fragrances.. I loooveee them :)

Recently I happened to get 3 of the Born Lippy lipbalms.

Pink Guava, Passionberry and Cool mint.

Second off, let me say, I did not buy these from any of the Bangalore stores. My sister sent these from Singapore. So I am so so sooooo sorry if you are not able to find these in Bangalore :(

I saw the Pink Guava lipbalm on the website. But couldn't find the other two.

The Pink Guava lipbalm has a fruity sweet guava smell. The Passionberry has very intense black grape smell. The Cool Mint smells exactly like a peppermint, and when you wear it on the lips it feels like you are eating a peppermint !

The Born Lippy lipbalms cost Rs.190

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bridal makeup for ethnic skin

I was looking for good bridal makeup tutorials when I came across a series by Expertvillage on Youtube. I found it quite helpful. The tutorials cover everything from choosing the right foundation to applying eyeliner. And the makeup done is not too heavy and can be modified for party wear too. Here is the list of the videos. Hope you find this helpful.

About bridal makeup

Bridal makeup materials

Preparing skin for makeup

Choosing foundation

Applying foundation




Eyeshadow base




Friday, September 17, 2010

Colors by Lifestyle

Lifestyle has a cosmetics fest on. Something to do this weekend !

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