Saturday was a girl’s day out for me. I was catching up with my friends after a long time. We decided to meet at 3Cs so I thought I would check some of the makeup counters at Westside as well. Also, since I have some reviews on Lakme products coming up, I thought I would take the updates on the prices. To my surprize, there was no Lakme counter in Westside. When I enquired, they said that there were a lot of product complaints coming up so they had removed the counter.
Then I moved to the Chambor counter. They have some amazing foundations in Rs 900 range and the pricingof over all range is not something that would hurt your pocket. The quality, I felt, was good. Can’t say much on that front until I use them myself. However, I guess this is one brand I am really going to explore. The eye shadows, the eyeliners , the lipsticks…all interested me. The reason I didn’t buy anything from the range was that as of now I have pretty much of everything in my makeup kit.
Next was the maybelline counter. They have an offer going on where if you buy anything for Rs 500, they will give you a mascara or a eyeliner free. I bought the Maybelline Chai Latte eyeshadow quad (Rs 225) and I forgot I had to buy the gel liner. :( So I couldn’t avail the discount offer.
Here it is:
I love how matte the two colours are in the Chai latte Quad. I love the moderately glittered brow colour. I love the price. I love the thoughtful inclusion of two felt brushes.
Although I would be using the darkest brown for my eyebrows and not as my shadow. I would use my colorbar’s brownie. I noticed that the matte brown looked as if I have got huge dark circles on my eyes. While the same colour looked perfect for my eyebrows. So nothing is going to go waste from this palette. The brownie from Colorbar made my eyes pop and dancing.
Look at theMaybelline Chai Latte Quad swatches.
From left to right.
- Outer Corner
They have also included how you could use the colours for a variety of looks. In fact, I feel the brow bone colour and the lid colour could be used with a lot more shades.
My friends and I ate, chatted and chatted more then we came back to Westside again. The Revlon sales attendant approached us a for a free Revlon Makeover. I think since Lakme was out of the shop now, they were trying to promote the closest competitor to increase their sales. I forced my two friends, Pooja and Mauli, to get the makeover. While I love doing makeup, they have nothing to do with the so called makeup.
Anyway, I would skip the part about how well the SA did the makeup. I totally loved Revlon’s eyeliners (Rs 400) and Revlon’s colorstay Ultimate lipstick colour (don’t remember the price). SO so pretty! OMG! The eyeliners were creamy and had a hint of silver sparkle. I also liked their New Complexion Liquid Makeup. It is an oil free foundation with SPF4, gives light to medium coverage. It gives a no makeup look but evens out your skin tone.
I somehow didn’t like Revlon’s Colorstay Mineral Foundation. I don’t know it just gave a very powdery look and didn’t blend well with the skin. When I asked the SA as to whey is it giving such a powdery finish. She gave me an amazed expression and said, ” Ma’m mineral foundation??”
Yeah!! As if I am so uneducated makeup greenhorn who didn’t know what mineral foundation was and that “such high tech foundations” are supposed to give that dusty powdery finish.
I couldn’t resist myself from taking this prohibited picture at Westside. Actually, I took it before reading the signboard. Yay! (click to enlarge)
I am also going to Select City Walk today to buy some makeup brushes. I have wasted so much money on buying these local brushes that now I’d rather buy some good ones either from Colorbar or Mac. Any recommendations for brushes, gurlies? I am yet to spend, you know.
I called up the Mac store to check the prices of some of the MAC products. And before I start hiccuping, here they are
Mac fluid line: Rs 950
Mac Lipsticks: Rs 920 +
Mac eye shadows: Rs 820
Mac Studio tech foundation Rs 1750
I am going to faint now!
Since I would be going to Select City walk today, do you guys want me to check out something for you? There’s Lancome, Lush, Mac, Colorbar, Maybelline, Revlon, BodyShop, Forest Essentials, etc etc.
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