Did I ever mention that I am entrepreneur? I don’t know I should be happy or sad about it.:) Although entrepreneurship gives me freedom to do things my own way but it also makes me forget about the days, nights, weekdays, weekends, holidays etc. . All I need is a laptop and I forget about the number of hours I end up working. Anyways, I am not cribbing about it. All I am trying to tell is that after working endlessly for days and nights, my husband and I decided to shun all the work for a while and go for an evening out.
What more? Since we were going to Select City Walk (Delhi), I was overjoyed with the thought that I would get to check out some beauty and makeup shops. As soon as we reached there, the two of us decided to split. While I wanted to check out makeup stuff, my husband wanted to check out movies and books.
So I stepped into the colorbar store, I picked these two beauties there.
Colorbar Brownie Eyeshadow (17) and Colorbar Spicy Brown(3). Rs 225 each. I wanted some basic browns in my collection. They are very pigmented powder eye shadows. Less is more kinds.Yet to try but very excited. They also have a makeup brush collection. I wanted a blending brush. It was for Rs 600. I let it go.
While wandering around, I noticed that they have Lancome showroom also there. Since I was not sure of any product by Lancome, I decided not to check out the stuff. Any recommendations? Oh by the way, Select City Walk has a new outlet for Chambor Products. Just in case any one of you might want to check it out.
So finally for the very first time, I stepped into the Mac Store. I had no plans of buying anything, I just wanted to check out the Mac Store. I was looking for a good Dewy foundation and enquired about the same. They have makeup artists (MA) there so one of them was at my service. Ahem! 😉 . The MA showed me Mineralize Satinfinish foundation. He offered that he would apply the foundation on my face and I can see how it looks. I gladly agreed.He gave me wet tissues to remove my makeup.
I checked my face in mirror and to my horror. There was dry patch on my cheek and dry flakes around my nose. 🙁 I was wearing the same Lakme Nine to Five foundation on my face but today I forgot to apply glycerin around my nose. It was such an embarrasment. 🙁 I removed my makeup and the MA started applying the foundation on my bare skin.
As soon as the application got over , I looked into the mirror and couldn’t believe how beautiful and glowy my skin looked. In fact the colour (NC 40) was the closest colour to my skin tone. I was both happy and sad.
Happy because I knew that my search for a perfect foundation has ended here. And sad because the brand that I trusted the most (Lakme) totally failed me today. I also realized that Marble shade from Lakme was a li’l lighter for my skin tone and shell shade was way too darker.I am never going to use Lakme from now onwards. 🙁 Although I would review some of the products that I still have from the brand.
I gladly purchased the foundation. Mac Skinfinish SPF 15 Foundation. Price- Rs-1630
While I was till strolling around the shop. The MA completed my makeup with MAC Peachykeen and Mac Coygirl. I must say Peachykeen is a very pretty and natural looking blush. Just the right amount of colour and minimal shimmer.
I also bought Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark. Rs 1340
Then I took the elevator to join my husband on the first floor. Voila! There was a Lush store on my right. Gee!!!Some makeup fairy was surely guiding me today. 😀
I bought two products from there:
Ingredients: Chamomile Water (Anthemis nobilis), Linseed Mucilage (Linum usitatissimum), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Triethanolamine, Honey (Mel), Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), African Marigold Oil (Tagetes erecta), Perfume, Alkanett Extract (Alkanna tinctoria), *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Their Smitten Hand Cream( Rs 610) is also good. It’s on the lighter side of moisturization. But since, I have normal to dry skin, I took their Helping hands Cream.
2. Angels on Bare SKin. Rs 870 for 150 gm. It is a cleanser + exfoliator.
Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Glycerine, Kaolin, Water (Aqua),Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Lavender Flowers Lavandula hybrida), *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume.
They gave me the product in the 150 gm airtight jar. I guess they have incorporated the jar thing keeping the customer reviews in mind.
I also checked out their Coalface. The SA said that it is mainly for blemishes. So I let it go. We would wait for Palak’s review on this.
I would say Lush is worth trying. It is expensive but the product is used in such less quantity that the price would never hurt you. Also, I liked the fact that the products are lightly scented. I end up having issues with products because of their heavy scents.
A tip to shop at LUSH would be that you make sure that you ask enough question from the SA and test the stuff before buying. You might end up being with an incompetant SA and would end up buying the wrong product. It’s not worth it!
Then comes the BEST part.
My husband found me shopping in the Lush Shop and he paid the bill. 😛 The he suddenly looked at me and asked me what had I put on my face? He said I was glowing and there was a pretty blush on my face. Hurray! the day was made. 🙂
He also gifted me a whole lot of books on beauty and makeup. He ended up shopping for me in the bookshop instead.:)
Another thing. We reached home after 4 hours and I checked my face. There wasn’t a single dry patch on my face even though prior moisturization was not done. My foundation and blush was intact. My skin looked perfect. Now I know why people swear by Mac. 🙂 Mac is worth an investment but becoming a Mac Fanatic might hurt a bit. By the way, Delhi’s Select City Walk’s Mac store is the highest selling store in India. I ended up getting ‘out of stock’ response for some of their products. Also, since you would be investing so much in a single product it is best that you read a review first and then shop. The attendants could be pushy and you might end up spending more than it is required. Just say no and be firm. Another thing, ask the Mac makeup artist to do the full foundation/makeup on your face, they would be glad to help. Don’t buy any stuff with only wrist or fingertips testing. 🙂