MAC Taupe Lipstick Review, Swatch, Outfit

by Rati on April 3, 2012 · 108 comments

MAC Taupe Lipstick

MAC taupe lipstick review

Price : Rs 990

Taupe is a matte finish lipstick. MAC describes it as muted reddish taupe brown.

Taupe is a matte finish reddish brown lip color. It reminds me of MAC Mocha when I see it in a tube. But Mocha has more peachy undertones than reddish tones to it. Taupe is a gorgeous MLBB shade for medium to dusky skin tones. On fait skin tones it may be Β very brownish. It looks like a soft brown on me. If I have to pick up a to go n*de color for my NC 35 skin tone, I’d Β go for taupe. It does not wash out color from my face, and gives that soft polished look to the lips. I like to pair it with medium intensity eye makeup and lots of peachy or earthy toned blushes.

The staying power is around 4+ hours on me. It does not dry out my lips even though it is a matte finish lipstick. You would have to apply a gloss on top of it if you want a bit of moisture on your lips or add that refreshing look to your face. On its own it s completely flat and it does need a bit of color on the rest of the face to give that uplifted look. It goes on smoothly and does not smudge or smear.

Overall it is a very sophisticated color. It is an excellent shade for office goers. Easy to pull off and great for wheatish skin tones. Although, not a must have because you would be able to find such shades in our local brands as well.

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 3.5/5
mac taupe lipstick

mac taupe lipstick

Swatch :MAC taupe lipstick swatch

Look :

Did a white on white look today. I love these pants. These are linen pants and totally keep me comfortable during these hot days. πŸ™‚ Β Also, check out post on 18 Ways to Wear White PantsΒ 

white dress

white zara linen pants

 

white summer outfit

white on white

da milano bag

white pants

promod necklace

nine west shoes

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Wearing :
Pants , Top : Zara
Shoes : Nine West
Bag : Da Milano
Neckpiece : Promod
Watch : Emporio Armani
Bracelet , Earrings : Forever 21

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{ 108 comments… read them below or add one }

zeeba April 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm

i loveedd the look rati..and I love lenins…like my wardrobe for summer has 60 % lenin stuff!! πŸ™‚ and bright orange is my black these days for my nails. πŸ˜›

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

thankoo zeeba. yeah me totally loving orange everything. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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zeeba April 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

lenins are like u cn wear them to office as welll as chill at a club in them….they are one of the finest materials and I totally adore them.. πŸ™‚ apparently..dubai is cooler than india…dad’s got back to india day before yesterday..so he was giiving me the weather updates. πŸ˜›

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm

oh wow! that sounds awesome. you have transferred your garmi to India. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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zeeba April 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm

ahahhahaah..kind offff..i guessss.. πŸ˜› yahan toh its prettyy glooooomyyy and cold…few days back we had sandstorms..then it got cold..thn it rained….. CRAZY weather here… πŸ˜›

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm

what-are-you-talking-about.. rains storms… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

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zeeba April 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

sand storms…… and then ……yesterday and day before it rained! :tremble: :tremble: weather gods seem pretty confooooozed over this place.. πŸ˜›

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:28 pm

and here there are totally not confused. heat heat and more heat. 😐 😐

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zeeba April 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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jomol April 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Rati….I think you should seriously think of turning a stylist…you would make a great one….that bag’s color is out of this world…..like a beautiful masterpiece it is….and you know I would live and die in those comfy clothes…… :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

jomo you still awake. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ jomo you should come to delhi once. it’s getting hotter by day. i toh am living in shorts and tees at home these days. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

thankoo :-*

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

Rati…..Hyd is no better….the heat is draining me outtttttttttttttttt :doctor: :doctor:

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Sukanya April 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm

the orange nail paint looks nice too..other than the neckpiece ..:))

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preethi April 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm

i like each and everything of ur outfit….and the lippy shade suits u… 😐

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

thank you preethi. πŸ™‚

glad sukanya. πŸ™‚

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Ravali April 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm

You look perfect! I fell in love with the neckpiece Ratiiiiiiiii! Stunning!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

thanks ravali. πŸ˜€

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bidisha April 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm

white suits u so much rati
awesum!!!!!!!

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:04 pm

thanks bidisha. πŸ™‚

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RASHMI V. S. April 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm

You look fantastic.. I loved your shirt!!!!! :drool: !!!!!! :woot:
Your pic, after review, that one taken from fronts is MIND-BLOWING… couldnt take my eyes off… So gorgeous Rati… :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

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RASHMI V. S. April 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

hehehe…. i did uncheck the box below.. still it says.. Rashmi’s post!!!!!!! :tongue:

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:04 pm

awww thanks rashmi. comment luv is showing too much love to you. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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RASHMI V. S. April 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm

hehehe true!!!!!!!!

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FashionObsessed. April 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

White linen pants! I’m dying to get a pair in khaki. They’re so perfect for the summers!

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

i buy a pair every summers. πŸ˜› khaki ones also look uber cool. when you pick one do share. πŸ™‚

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deeptima April 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I love that BAG !!!! its soo prettyyy !!! <3 :woot:
i really like that you kept your makeup simple and dint accessorise much <3

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

thankoo deeptima. me glad you liked the makeup. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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deeptima April 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

and the outfit too… :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

:-*

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Nupur April 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Ratiii :woot: :woot: :woot: Loved the white on white look… :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo:
its getting soo hot in Delhi by each day, white is the only color i can think of atm :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
Linen is my favreeeet too for summers.. i got beige pants last yr from wills last yr n love them sooo much…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: reminds me i need to find them in my room now :toothygrin:

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deeptima April 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Nupur Di….

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

furr furr.. last year i got white from wills. wo toh abhi not worth wearing coz i over wore them last summers. πŸ˜› so got same to same new one. garmi toh is killing me. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: thankoo :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Nupur April 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

acha… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: mine shud be in prtty gud condition as I wore them just 2-3 times only last yr… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Nupur April 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

deeptima…. :yahoo:

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Bee April 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Wowwwww this is hop-on-a-cruise kinda chic πŸ™‚
you looking so fab!!! I loved the neck peice πŸ™‚
and the bag… mmmmmmmmmmmm

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

thankoo bee. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ bag i bought it long back. it sees the light of the day very less. πŸ˜›

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Ritu R April 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

hawww….poor bag :(( :(( ….i dont mind recieving it as a gift Rati… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: hehe

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Ritu R April 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

and u look super kool in d pics above….the lipcolor looks like my mlbb shade…..defintly on my must-buy list….

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Vish April 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

loved ur outfit soooooooooo comforting it is n u r :puchhi: :puchhi:
white suits u d best O:)

I noticed the blush more than the lippe

Include it in voting πŸ˜›

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

thanks vish. I would reveal the blushes soon. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› thanks. :))

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Vish April 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

ooohhh so it’s a new blush :huh: :huh: :huh:
πŸ˜›

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Rati April 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

hihihih yup. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Parita April 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I agree this color looks familiar..i think I have a similar shade from lakme enrich range πŸ™‚ pretty outfit rati..seriously its getting so hot here in pune too :tremble:

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Zohra April 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm

You look so good in white =D I get so excited when I see your new review !!
BTW I lovee the bag <3

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Dipti C April 4, 2012 at 12:38 am

wohoo the neckpiece stole my heart away.. :heart: :heart: loved the bag’s color too… Chrome color bag too would have looked amazing with this outfit ..

Rati the bag and nail polish belong to the same color family na.. I think you tried playing with the colors here like neckpiece and footwear in same color and then changed color of the bag so that it doesnt get too matchy matchy…. I think so … :methinks: :methinks: me trying to read the look and the mind behing it..hihihi.. :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:

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Rati April 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

ummm.. guess that was the thought. πŸ˜›

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Shami April 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

Bag, Shoes and Nailpaints :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: , like your smiling pic at last :))

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

Shami…..good morningssssssss :woot:

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Shami April 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

Good morning, jomol πŸ™‚ had breakfast ??
Me in office, going to have breakfast now :yahoo:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

Shami…me had breakfasht….paratha and brinjal fry….. :yahoo: :yahoo: what did you have :yahoo:

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Shami April 4, 2012 at 10:44 am

me had chappathi with aloo side dish, :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Jismi April 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

Wow..you looking super pretty today Rati :love: :love:
I loved the way you color coordinated it..shoes and necklace matching..bag and nail point matching…everything together is making that simple pretty white dress even more prettier.. :woot: :woot: ..and nice lipstick..my kinda color :drool: :drool:
Rati..do you have Mac lipstick Retro? Mac describes it as a peachy pinky brown. if you have, would love to see how it looks on you :-*

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Pallavi April 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

The overall look is giving a cool yet chic feel… :puchhi: Loved the lipstick shade… :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi April 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

Cool look Rati….looks so refreshing!! πŸ™‚ Me loved this lippi… πŸ™‚ and drooooooooooooling over your neckpiece, shoes and bag :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Laya April 4, 2012 at 9:31 am

Thank you so much for the review rati… I was able to see reviews of mac taupe e/s when I searched for this lippie… btw u look so gorgeous in this outfit… so cute.. πŸ˜‰ :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Medhavi April 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

rati,u r looking so fresh-fresh :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: the outfit is apt for dehli summers and white always looks and feels great in summers :specs: :specs: i m deeply in love with ur handbag and neckpiece :love: :love: :love: the color of ur handbag is oh-so-beautiful :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: u r getting more and more gorgeous day by day and i feel it has a lot to do with the weight u have lost :jog: :jog: :jog:and i have always noticed how beautiful ur hair is :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: lovely OOTD :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: keep rocking like this,always :pompom: :pompom:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

Medhavi….the handbag I am lusting after….I have never seen such a beautiful color in handbags :yahoo:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

Good morning Kimi :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Kimi April 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

Marninggggggggggggggg Jomolll!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

Doing goodddddddddddddddddddddd kya Kimi :woot: :woot:

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Soujanya April 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

Oooooo! Laidback and super comfy…Love the whole outfit. Everything is sooo perfect. Mera shopping list bada hota jaa raha hai πŸ˜›

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

Soujanaya :yes:

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shanaiia April 4, 2012 at 9:58 am

Looking gorgeous…real nice outfit πŸ™‚

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

Heer :yes: :yes:

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Preetha April 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

Ratiiiiiiiiiii..nice fresh look..btw coming to the lipstick,u know that am a big fan of MAC lippies..am lookin for a brown..I have mocha..but want something that is browner..out of verve n taupe which one would u suggest?

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

Preetha……I have a solution….buy both…you won’t regret anyway :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Preetha April 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

I wouldnt regret buyin all MAC lippies Jomo.. :toothygrin: ..but will end up in a divorce :ghost:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:22 am

πŸ˜† :lol2: πŸ˜† :lol2: πŸ˜† :lol2: I know what you will ask in alimony….all of the Inglot eyeshadows from the freedom system :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Preetha April 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

correct..Inglot,MAC,MUFE :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Inglot in alimony… :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Shami April 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

Preetha is this applicable only MAC ??, not for Inglot :dumb: :dumb: :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 10:27 am

Shami….I think for both…ha ha.. :lol2: :lol2:

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Shami April 4, 2012 at 10:31 am

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Preetha April 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

yesh both Inglot n MAC..MUFE also if possible :yahoo:

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Jismi April 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 11:04 am

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Oh Preetha!!!! :teddy:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

:headbang: :headbang:

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Rati April 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

let me check verve preetha and i’ll get back to you. πŸ™‚

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Aru April 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

me love the shirt and neckpiece too..the shirt is so very feminine. i think i am kinda running out of words to compliment you so will go with my usual awesome, lovely.. :love: :love:

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Shai April 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

Beautiful look! I love the linen pants. Are they opaque? Some of the linen pants I’ve seen are transparent. πŸ™ All your accessories are gorgeous, particularly the neckpiece and the bag! And taupe is the kind of shade that suits me, but you are right, it is dupe-able. Still MAC is MAC! (Psssst…hope you put it up for one of your clearance sales!!!)

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

Shai……the thought of clearance sale goes me :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

me too :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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Rati April 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

yeah these are opaque. The first thing i checked before picking them up. :p

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Shai April 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

Rati, do you use anything to keep your hair in place? Spray type things? Mine looks fine for the first few minutes and then it all goes haywire!

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Rati April 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

these are day old hair shai. πŸ™‚ sometimes i use john freida shine spray. πŸ™‚

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Rajani April 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

I loved d shirt, neckpiece, hand bag….. also d nail paints… its superb… :)) looking very pretty Rati :)) :puchhi: :puchhi:

Good Morning everyone :)) :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

GM Rajani, howz the day going for u?

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

good morning rajani :yahoo:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

Gus the Morningggggggg Jomol :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 11:23 am

Gud* :tongue:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

Different and nice look Rati….so apt for our dilli di garmi 😐 😐 it soooo killing me too :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: so all i’m liking now is free n flowy and if not then just AC :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: Goodieieie Morninggggggg everyone!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol April 4, 2012 at 11:37 am

Good morning TA… :yahoo:

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TA April 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Good afternoon jomollll :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: had ur lunch?

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Gurpreet April 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

aaah i totally adore the look. it looks so comfy. very nice. :puchhi:
Rati, i am so looking forward for you look with the coral bag..

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kumkum jain April 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

loved your white on white look, and the lipstick is just not my shade πŸ™‚

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deepti April 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

you are looking amazing rati.. :inlove: i like the lippie & nail paint more :love:

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Pooja A April 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm

such a cool lok…totally loving eeetttt πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Shaili April 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm

you are giving a thanda thanda look..only a kala khatta is mising in your hand :toothygrin: actually thats my bestie to beat the summers…lipstick shade is okay okay but i am loving your neckpiece and footwear…linens are the best but i dont like linen shirts 😐 😐

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indrani April 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Superrrrrrrrrr coooooool loooook Rati specially the linen pants and the top total summer look

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Laxmi April 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

lovely… I like ur bag.. never come across such pretty color.. :drool:

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bhumika April 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I loved the white look..and the bag and watch too :))

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Jabberwocky April 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I don’t like you. :waiting: No girl like another girl who can rock an all-white outfit like that. :headbang: Hmph. :waiting:
And that bag is so beautiful! :drool: :woot: :woot: I have never seen that colour in the Da Milano shop in my city. Perhaps they will introduce pastels now that summer is here but when I went back in January, they had hideous stuff like crocodile greens and terrible greys. :yuck: And man, those linen pants have cool drawstring thingie too! :love: :love: You have a serious talent of spotting cute clothes! πŸ˜›

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Jabberwocky April 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Correction: “No girl LIKES….”

My language skills go to the dogs every time I see a pretty outfit. :whistle:

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kalyani April 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Beautiful as always…
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Rati April 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

thank you everyone. i went to mom’s house for two days so couldn’t reply to everyone. :((

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Roxanna April 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

I don’t really know you or anything, but thanks for the review. I’m from New York and I was going lip stick shopping, I was looking for a nude color ( that won’t appear as a nude on me as I am NC 32 ) however it is a beautiful color. Thanks for the review, it looks absolutely compatible with your do and outfit. Hope you do more reviews on lip color.

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Rati April 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

welcome to imbb roxanna :)) I am glad you found the review helpful. πŸ™‚ You may check out my reviews here : http://makeupandbeauty.com/author/admin/

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Pavithra April 25, 2016 at 1:14 am

I love the MAC Taupe lipstick! Its my go to whenever I feel like wearing something subtle πŸ™‚

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