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Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

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Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

 

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

 

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin was part of my Ipsy Glam Bag (March 2017). This is definitely one of my favorite lip shades that I have tried in the recent past. There is so much of similarity between vibin and the love bug (colourpop) but if you are anything like me then you will definitely find that there is a tad bit difference, the most prominent one being the richness of the color and then the formula.

 

Vibin is much creamier in formula and dries super quick when compared to Love Bug. One of the best things about Vibin is its comfort flex formula which keeps the lip color from feathering and/or cracking up.

 

Here’s what it looks like –

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

 

Price – 20$ (full size)

Buy – Tarte Cosmetics

 

What I Love –

  1. Its lightweight formula applies smooth and easy
  2. It applies creamy liquid and settles to matte lip paint
  3. It dries down instantly with no transferring
  4. It has concentrated lip pigments which give all-day vibrancy and comfortable wear
  5. Its comfort flex formula makes the lip color move with the lips without drying out, cracking or feathering
  6. It’s easy to apply wand can line and shade lips with high-impact, opaque matte color in no time
  7. Its Dermatologist tested

 

What I do not Love –

  1. None at the moment

 

The only thing I strongly dislike is to touch up a liquid lipstick on my lips. It feels heavy and layered. Other than that, I have taken fancy for these liquid lipsticks quite a lot. They are definitely richer in color and long lasting than a regular lipstick.

 

That said, I find it quite not so comfortable when I have to use them in a hurry too. Unless I have a matching lip liner, these liquid lipsticks are a lot trickier to apply and do not give the précised application I look for.

 

I am still looking for a matching lip liner for vibin so the application becomes easier. And since it’s a mini, the wand feels pretty short and stout!

 

 

What are your thoughts on Liquid lipsticks? Do you find minis comfortable enough to use when in hurry or when traveling?

 

Interested in getting Ipsy beauty bag? Go here – Ipsy.com

 

 

 

Much Love

Sangy

 

 

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Colourpop Love Bug

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Colourpop Love Bug

 

Colourpop Love Bug

Colourpop Love Bug

 

ColourPop Love Bug is my current obsession. I know I have been mentioning my love for many lip colors lately, but this one tops the list. I tried a similar shade earlier Holly Rose from 3CE Cosmetics from their Lily MayMac Collection. These two are the closest dupes I have tried recently and both I must say are equally good.

However, ColourPop Love Bug is much richer and deeper mahogany shade than the Holy Rose. Plus, being a liquid lipstick its application is by far the most flawless and the formula is long lasting.

Both are matte lip colors if one is softer shade the other one is richer in color. So if you aren’t so hung up on packaging (3CE Lily May Mac Holy Rose packaging is one to die for!) and are looking for a deep mahogany color, then ColourPop Love Bug is for you!

 

And if you are anything like me who wants to try first or simply want minis so it’s easy to carry around, you definitely need to get ColourPop Cosmetics It’s Vintage Lip Color Kit. It is a set of minis and it’s fantastic to have something so cute and tiny to carry around in the handbag. Plus, you get to try other shades too!

 

Today, am sharing the swatches and review of ColourPop Love Bug from that mini set –

Colourpop Love Bug

 

What I Love –

  1. Rich and deep mahogany color
  2. Long lasting Formula
  3. It applies creamy and sets as matte
  4. Its application is flawless
  5. It doesn’t transfer
  6. It comes as a part of a mini set and also in full size
  7. It is a perfect Valentine’s Day Color

 

What I don’t Love –

  1. It is very drying on lips

 

Price – 6$ (full size)

Buy – Love Bug

However, I observed that prepping the lips prior to the lip color application gives better results than applying as is. Using a lip scrub and a lip balm generously (am seriously considering finding an oil to use as the base for all my matte lip colors) before applying the lip color kept the color longer than usual and lips weren’t so dry either.

 

Plus, using a matching lip liner greatly helps. ColourPop Cosmetics has the matching lip liner with the same name which I certainly missed getting, but if you planning on purchasing this beautiful shade don’t forget to get that too. It indeed would make a perfect lip color this Valentine’s.

 

On a side note, invest in a good lip scrub and a lip balm.

 

And if you are concerned about the dry effect this lip color has, here’s a post by Temptalia where she did an amazing job of finding all the possible dupes. Definitely worth a look!

 

So what do you think of Colourpop Love Bug? Which color is your current obsession?

 

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

Color Cocktailing | Lakme Burgundy Lush + NYX Embellishment

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Color Cocktailing

Color Cocktailing

 

Color Cocktailing has been on my mind a lot lately plus it is so much fun to customize my own colors. If you have been following me for a while now, you’d know I have been experimenting it quite often.

Today am here to show you one of my favorites from such color mixing.

 

Color Cocktailing | Lakme Burgundy Lush + NYX Embellishment

Color Cocktailing

For this, I have used two colors which have the similar formula – Burgundy Lush from Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mouse Lip and Cheek color Collection and Embellishment from NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Collection.

While the formula of these two is same, they are matte; both the colors have totally different tones!

Burgundy Lush is a dark color with the warm undertone, while Embellishment is the soft color with cool undertone; which when combined gave a soft, muted yet lush color which is perfect for everyday wear.

I have a real thing for matte lip colors at the moment and I totally love NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Creams and Lip Lingerie Collection as well as Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Colors. Each of these collections has different shades which make this all the more fun in the stocking. Plus, they work harmoniously well when mixed.

All this and I got no complaints of feathering and/or blotching.

Now the big plus, this color cocktail stayed on me for a long time and I am not complaining. I find this particular color combination very oddly comforting. It is a pretty sexy color and yet very sweet and soft color on lips. It has that warmth but enough cool undertone to be appropriate for any occasion.

This is definitely my personal favorite and I can’t wait to see what else gets into my *Love-it* list.

 

Buy – NYX

Buy – Lakme

 

Have you tried Color Cocktailing anytime? Which one is your personal favorite?

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Coffee Lite

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Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Coffee Lite

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Coffee Lite

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Coffee Lite

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Coffee Lite is my favorite at the moment. I never thought I would love anything as much as I love NYX but I was wrong. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color Collection is my current obsession and am back today with another shade from this collection to show you.

 

Also read: Lakme Matte Mouse Lip and Cheek Color in Burgundy Lush

 

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Coffee Lite

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Coffee Lite

It is a beautiful soft neutral lip color that is perfect for any time of the day and for any occasion. It straddles that fine line between the brown and the soft muted lavender, or so I feel. The lavender shade might not be so obvious many times, but layer this color up like twice and you see it shows up that tiny bit.

Whatever is this color, it’s simply fabulous one if you are a fan of less bright and neutral colors!

 

Here is what I love –

  1. Coffee Lite is a beautiful soft neutral shade
  2. It has a faint vanilla scent
  3. It applies creamy and settles into a creamy matte finish
  4. It doesn’t transfer
  5. It stays for good 4-5 hours
  6. It doesn’t feather either

 

In short, this Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color collection is pretty good and affordable dupe to NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Collection. And currently these colors are on discount and it’s the right time to grab some if you haven’t already, or simply put it is a great chance to stock on all your favorite colors.

 

 

Price – 575 (now at 489, on sale)

Buy – Nykaa

 

 

Which shade from Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color Collection is your favorite?

 

Looking for more awesome lipstick shades? Check out the Lip Colors section.

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection – 7 Lip Color Swatches

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Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection – 7 Lip Color Swatches

 

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection is the newest launch by the brand. It is officially yet to be available for everyone to buy, so I am definitely over the moon to be among the first few who got this chance at trying out these!

This collection has a total of 10 lip colors and each one of it is gorgeous. They come in simple yet transparent tube packing, which makes it convenient to pick when stacked or stored.

 

Here’s what Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection claims –

These are light-as-air liquid lipsticks with a smooth, velvety finish in 10 stunning full-coverage shades that go the distance. They are infused with comforting and conditioning ingredients so lips stay quenched all day.

**Guaranteed to cause lip envy**

 

Here I have swatched 7 of these colors for you –

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

 

Soft and Neutrals – Satin Rose, & Soft Mulberry (L-R)

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

These are the first two colors that got me totally excited (until I swatched Rouge Suede). They on their own are pretty colors and can be easily worn during the day time including to the office.

However, I loved cocktailing these two colors and the result is just mind blowing! These two gel with each other extremely well and give out a soft muted rose color which I totally love.

If you are into softer colors lately (like me) these two are the ones you should look for!

 

Pinks and Corals – Pink Velour, Coral Dream, & Raspberry Cloud (L-R)

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

 

As much as I want to save these for Spring/Summer, I don’t think I can resist these for that long. Raspberry Cloud is my favorite here. It is a rich and intense raspberry pink which almost passes off as Fuchsia. I think it straddles the line between the two and I for sure can’t make out which one I should term it as. Whatever it is, this is one of the gorgeous shades I have tried recently.

While Pink Velour certainly did wash me off a bit, a mix of this one along with another rich color seems to be working the trick. You know how much I love cocktailing the lip colors!

Coral Dream is one am quite curious about. I am hoping to experiment with this one a lot in coming days. So keep an eye!

 

Reds – Rouge Suede & Red Velvet (L – R)

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection

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It’s been a while since I last worn anything Red on my lips. So believe me when I say, I am in love with Rouge Suede. It is a rich and an intense color and yet soft on the eyes. It’s not too much into the face and yet it is one of the statement lip colors I have got so far.

This color is perfect for all those date nights with your loved one, Christmas, and New Year Eve parties and of course the much awaited Valentine’s too.

On the other hand, Red Velvet, I think is more suited for the daytime. It’s a rich color with strong undertones of pink. It is not the usual Reds I have worn before and anything Pink suits me more than any other color. So I am quite excited to try this as well!

 

Overall, the formula is intense, creamy and rich; so you will definitely need a mirror to apply any of these. Luckily most of these shades are rich and intense enough in color, so you need not layer to pack more of the color. The less the better!

I really liked when I applied the colors and patted down with a tissue or finger to make them less intense and look softer. All the colors lasted really well throughout the day and my favorite are Rouge Suede followed by Soft Mulberry.

 The creamy formula is gorgeous and it is more hydrating than any other mattes I have tried recently. Also, these Matte Mousse colors are neither glossy nor shiny which makes them a perfect choice for this season.

That said, there are 3 more shades which I am yet to try – Toffee Cream, Plush Peach, and Boysenberry. While am excited about Toffee cream, which is again a neutral color, am very curious to see how Boysenberry swatches. I tend to deviate more towards the fancy names and this one totally got my attention!

 

So those were the swatches of 7 colors from the Oriflame Lip Sensation Matte Mousse Collection. What all shades made into your wish list?

 

Looking for more awesome lipstick shades? Check out the Lip Colors section.

 

P.s – These are available on eBay currently and their price range from 499 ₹ – 699 ₹. These are yet to be available on Oriflame site

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

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Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color in Burgundy Lush

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Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color

Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color is the latest launch by the brand. This collection claims to be the ‘No” touch ups colors ideal for the office wear. It is Lakme’s first lip and cheek color that comes in mousse texture plus it serves as the lip and the cheek color. It is weightless and creamy, settling into a powdery matte finish that stays all day long!
Currently available in 10 stunning and vibrant shades, Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color Collection is one to die for. Since it serves two purposes – Lip color and cheek color; it is also handy to carry around.

Price – 575 ₹

Buy – Nykaa

Here’s some more pics –

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color

Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color –

  1. It is a light weight, lip and cheek color
  2. It comes in mousse texture
  3. It applies as creamy and settles as powdery matte finish
  4. It is a long stay lip color
  5. It is ultra matte
  6. It applies evenly and glides super smooth
  7. It has a sweet scent

 

What I don’t love –

  1. All these 10 shades come in similar packing

 

If there is one thing I didn’t like about this collection is their packing. There is no way to tell apart between these colors at a glance; you need to check with their names.

That said, in formula and scent these are the closest dupes of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, which is why I partially love them. But make no mistake, these are nothing like NYX Lip creams.

Unlike NYX, all the colors from Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color Collection are very much suited to Indian skin tones. And of course these are priced less than NYX too.

That said, out of all Burgundy Lush has to be my favorite of all. It suits my skin tone, brightens up my face like no other color and also it is a perfect color to wear this season.

 

Which shade from Lakme Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color Collection is your favorite?

 

 

Looking for more awesome lipstick shades? Check out the Lip Colors section.

 

Much Love
Sangy

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague

 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague is another shade that I am obsessed with. It is a beautiful color that straddles the line between pink and purple. It’s a soft and muted color which makes it all the more appealing and pleasant to the eye. If you have been looking for a purple color to try out and wasn’t sure what to pick, this can be a great starter. It’s not much into the face and works great as a daytime color too.

 

Here are the swatches of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague –

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague

 

Here’s what it claims –

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Collection has 12 statement-making shades. The velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder that this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favorite.

 

Price – 600

Buy – Nykaa

 

Here’s what I love about this color –

  1. It is a muted pink-purple color that suits any skin tone
  2. Its creamy formula glides smoothly over the lips
  3. It’s light-weight and doesn’t dry out the lips
  4. It applies creamy and settles into a matte finish
  5. It stays put for very long time (in my case till I eat)
  6. It has sweet scent
  7. It doesn’t accentuate fine lines
  8. It doesn’t transfer

 

There is nothing about this shade that I don’t love. In fact, I am always excited that I can mix and match the colors (call it color cocktailing) to get my own custom color to suit my mood. And the result is always as stunning as ever!

That said, NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have the best formula and colors till date. Plus they are not as expensive as the other higher end brands that deliver similar results.

 

Have you tried NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague yet? Which lip cream is your favorite at the moment?

 

Looking for more awesome lipstick shades? Check out the Lip Colors section.

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick Collection | Swatches Review

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Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

 

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick Collection has some of the fabulous shades for the Fall/Winter season. Besides the iconic gold casing, these lipsticks have a fabulous formula too. They are creamy to apply and settle into a nice satiny finish which is wonderful as it is winter. And since I own quite a lot of matte shades at the moment, this collection is definitely like a breath of fresh air to me.

If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know how much I love these!

And am here today, to show you these 4 shades from this collection –

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick Collection –

  1. Rose Petal
  2. Muted Plum
  3. Fuchsia Divine
  4. Raspberry Blush

Claims and the other shades from this collection –

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

 

Here are the swatches of these 4 shades – Rose Petal, Muted Plum, Fuchsia Divine & Raspberry Blush

Rose Petal

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

 

Muted Plum

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

 

Fuchsia Divine

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

 

Raspberry Blush

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

Oriflame Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick

All the shades have one distinctive feature – satiny formula. They glide on super smooth and do not feather. Since they are argan oil infused, they keep the lips soft and supple long after the application too. The colors are quite buildable and leave a beautiful tint behind.

 

Don’t like the satiny shiny finish?

Just apply and dab the color with the finger all over lips to set it to a semi-satiny finish

 

Here’s what I love most about this collection –

  • Has SPF 15
  • Is infused with argan oil
  • Have a creamy formula that settles into satiny finish
  • Color is quite buildable
  • Luxe packing
  • Leaves a beautiful tint behind

Price – 799 ₹

 

However, the colors are relatively sheer too, show tiny specks of glitter and scent seems strong when you build up layers to pack in more color. While these are definitely not bothersome, I wish they were without these.

 

If at all I am very concerned is that the color at times settle in fine lines and accentuate the chapped lips, if you have any.

 

But luckily, a little dabbing with the fingertips after application or use a lip scrub prior to applying seems to help.

 

Overall, a great collection and I definitely don’t mind trying out the other shades from the Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick Collection and with that price, they are definitely stocking! They also make a great choice to gift this holiday season.

 

Much Love
Sangy

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul is one of my favorite lip colors at the moment. The whole collection has an amazing creamy formula that sets into a fabulous matte finish without drying the lips. Their staying power is quite impressive too. So far I have tried Stockholm and Prague beside Seoul and all are simply fabulous.

 

Today, am sharing a detailed review and swatches of this beautiful violet color –

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

Here’s what it claims –

Available in twelve more statement-making shades, this velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is an NYX fan favorite.

 

Price – 6$

Availability – Only on NYX site (at the moment)

 

For other colors, check out Nykaa and Habbana

 

Love –

  • It is a beautiful violet shade with a great color payoff
  • It suits all Indian skin tones
  • It applies creamy and settles into a velvety matte finish
  • It doesn’t settle in fine lines
  • It doesn’t leave lips dry and flaky
  • It also blends super well with other lip creams and delivers a beautiful new shade

You can read about my experiment with that here

 

Do not Love –

Not available in India yet

 

And in general, one of the best things about this collection is the formula. It feels amazing on lips, glides on smoothly and doesn’t leave the lips dry. It is a creamy formula with a great color payoff which settles into a velvety matte finish. It doesn’t settle in lines and it stays on all day and is transfer proof. This is definitely better than the most expensive lip creams and stains.

 

If you are someone like me who loves this particular collection, then you definitely have to check out their lip sets. Just for 12$, you get assorted colors from this collection.

 

Do not forget to check out their other collections – Velvet Matte Lipsticks and Lip Lustre Glossy Lip Tints.

 

Looking for more awesome lipstick shades? Check out the Lip Colors section.

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

NYX | Lip Lingerie Embellishment + Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul

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nyx

nyx

My lip color of choice right now is any muted tone shade. If you have seen my Instagram posts lately, most of my lip colors tend to deviate towards the same – hints of brown, nude and even ashy tones for that matter.

Ever since I laid my eyes on NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment, I have been on the hunt and even experiment with various lip colors to make my own shades. And this one, in particular, came out very well! I have been asked constantly as what I wore in the following picture which I posted on Instagram recently, so I decided I would do a little post and let you know.

NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment + Soft Matte Lip Cream in Seoul

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My recent NYX haul from the US got me some matte colors and among them, Soft Matte Lip Cream in Seoul and Lip Lingerie in Embellishment are the ones I loved most.

Seoul is a pretty peppy color all by itself but since there’s change in the season, I decided to tweak my lip colors a bit to suit the monsoon time.

Here, I used Seoul all over my lips and dabbed Embellishment generously in the center of the lips and blended it good with my fingertips. This actually gave the peppy Seoul a more of ashy tone which I found super pretty!

Embellishment as alone washed me off and it didn’t really go well with brown lip colors either. So I picked a peppy color and tried the Embellishment and it works like a charm.

The final result is a beautiful taupe-ish grey with strong undertones of Purple-pink which looks fabulous in person.

Since both are matte, I assumed they would feather away and/or settle in the fine lines making it non-wearable for all day sort, but luckily nothing such happened. It survived a full course meal and also a cold coffee prior to that. No touch-ups needed whatsoever for strong 4-5 hours which for me is a pretty decent time.

However using a good lip scrub and prepping the lips with a moisturizing lip balm showed better results.

Overall, this is my favorite lip color at the moment. Though it’s dark and has undertones of pink, it perfectly suits the monsoon time because of the ashy tone of Embellishment to the lip color.

 

What’s your favorite shade for Monsoons? Did you try NYX Lip Lingerie yet?

Looking for more awesome lip colors? Check out the Lip Colors section.

 

 

Much Love
Sangy