Thursday, 17 November 2016

MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD


 MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD
 
There was a time I ran after all the bright colours possible, whether bright pinks, oranges and all sorts of reds. Then one day one of my friend suggested me to try natural lip colour as it will really suit me. So, I gave in and thought of trying one and started to find a natural lip colour from my favourite brand MAC. And then my journey started with neutral shades, starting with COSMO. In neutral and natural shades, Cosmo is my HG. I simply love this colour.

 I usually wear bright lip colors when I feel low but with smokey eyes and other days I simply love wearing this lipstick. It is a natural shade with a pink undertone. I wear it most of the time while going out or for my classes too. And it doesn't make me look odd, neither does it wash me out.


What the brand says:

MAC lipsticks are formulated to define, shade and showcase the lips.These are available in hundreds of hues and high-fashion textures. It is the iconic product that made M·A·C famous.


Packaging:

Like all other MAC lipsticks this too comes a matte black box, with a white print. Inside the case too, it's all black, glossy black. The quality of the packaging is quite good, sturdy and travel friendly.


MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD



Price: 
 $36 (AUD)  

MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD

MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD


Swatches & FOTD:


MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD
  

In these pictures below I have applied MAC cosmo on my lips then dabbed a little with the help of a tissue paper to make it matt and here is the result.

MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD

MAC Cosmo Lipstick Review And FOTD


I love how it comes out after a little dabbing with paper. Such a natural pink with no shine!!


My Views on MAC Cosmo Lipstick:                                                                                                                        
MAC cosmo is described as Pink Coco. And the finish is ultra creamy, quietly shiny and very moisturizing. It is a perfect shade for office wear and everyday use and will go well with smokey eyes. It stays on easily for upto 7 hours and starts turning matte as it starts to wear off. So swatches may differ depending upon the time you applied it.  

There are many dupes available for MAC but I do not find that finish with those and of course the staying power is also not that good. And what I have noticed with MAC lipsticks and its dupes is that MAC lipsticks really make you look pretty and most of the shades suit almost all skin tones while the case is different with dupes. 

I fully adore MAC Cosmo and it is a shade I am going to repurchase. Well, you may say I am obsessed with this particular colour and yes not to mention the compliments I get when I go out wearing this shade.

Perfectly suited for medium to fair complexions, may wash out dark skinned beauties but hey, anybody can wear it over well done makeup!!


Pros: 

- Very rich and creamy texture
- Long lasting
- Keeps lips moisturized
- Survives meals
- Doesn't feather or bleed
- Highly pigmented
- Suits all skin tones 
- Available easily


Cons :

- None.

Overall Rating:

 5/5

I will definitely repurchase it and recommend it fully to everyone, no matter what your skin tone is. It is a must have shade for every women. All those who like neutral shades and shy away from bold colours, going to love it. It does hide all the pigmentation too. Don't forget to try it on your next visit to MAC :).




Thursday, 3 November 2016

Morphe Cream Eyeshadows in Slick, Blew And Dusk - Review, Swatches & EOTD


Morphe - Rings bells in my ears in a positive way!!

Morphe Cream eyeshadows and Gel Eyeliner in Slick, Blew And Dusk - Review, Swatches & FOTD


I am obsessed with Morphe these days. I have recently started as a makeup artist and Morphe is the brand which has become my saviour, be it eyeshadows, brushes, cream shadows, gel liners or concealer palette. I am loving  it all!!

Morphe Brushes Cream Eyeshadows are highly pigmented eye colours with a rich and creamy formula.

As the brand says these are specifically formulated to deliver vibrant colours with a lustrous and super smooth finish. Morphe cream eyeshadows maintain a just-applied look without creasing or smudging and feel luxuriously lightweight on your eyelid.

These highly acclaimed eye shadows give a very smooth and even application and are available in variety of colors.

Today, I will review for you 3 of the lot - Slick, Blew and Dusk.



Morphe Cream eyeshadows and Gel Eyeliner in Slick, Blew And Dusk - Review, Swatches & FOTD


Morphe Cream eyeshadows and Gel Eyeliner in Slick, Blew And Dusk - Review, Swatches & FOTD



What the brand says:

Morphe cream eyeshadows are very lightweight eyeshadows with a lustrous and radiant finish that maintains a just-applied fresh, pigmented look without creasing or smudging. 


How it works:

Apply these pretty eyeshadows with any synthetic brush of your choice, I love to apply these with morphe brushes. As it helps me get a smooth and even finish.


Packaging:

Morphe cream eyeshadows come in a black cardboard packaging, which has a cute little glass pot, with a black cap, hologramed "Morphe Brushes" on it, as you can see in the pictures. For the cream eyeshadows this packaging is absolutely perfect and these are easy to carry anywhere.

Price: 

 $0.99 each (USD)



Morphe Cream eyeshadows and Gel Eyeliner in Slick, Blew And Dusk - Review, Swatches & FOTD





Morphe Blew -

I so love this bright aqua color. It lifts up my mood, so refreshing and youthful. And it is my favourite from the lot!! The consistency is so nice that you can easily spread it for shadow effect or you can apply a thin line to get that pretty lined eye. The texture is smooth and velvety, no tugging or smudging. It stays intact whole day and fading is minimal. Check the eotd below to see the prettiness of this color.


Morphe Slick -

This is a earthy shade which works great when applied on lid area. You can check the eotd below to see how perfectly pigmented it is. Easily blendable with fingers or brushes, very easy to apply.


Morphe Dusk -

This is a dark navy shade which is creamy but without any glitters or shine. It is also very pigmented and applies and blends like a charm. you can either use it to line or eyes or blend it for a midnight blue eye shadow effect.


Ingredients: 


 Morphe Cream eyeshadows and Gel Eyeliner in Slick, Blew And Dusk - Review, Swatches & FOTD




EOTD:



Morphe Cream Eyeshadows and Gel Eyeliner in Slick, Blew And Dusk - Review, Swatches & FOTD



My Views on  :

Though I have explained each color separately above but I would like to add here that at $0.99, these cream eye shadows are a pleasure to own. Multiple uses, easy to apply and blend. You can explore the colors according to your creativity without any fear of wastage of products because hey!! nothing comes so cheap. All colours are pigmented enough and Blew tops the pigmentation chart. I will surely add more colors into my vanity when I could lay my hands again on this cuties.

Pros: 

- Very affordable.
- Easy to apply.
- Highly pigmented.
- Super smooth finish.
- No smudging or creasing.
- Can be applied as an eyeshadow or eyeliner as well.


Cons:

- Availability is an issue, otherwise none at all.


Overall Rating:

4/5

I thoroughly recommend this pretties as these are so inexpensive that you definitely won't lose anything in owning them. In fact, these will make your makeup case super happy. Choose colours of your choice and stay happy :)



Saturday, 29 October 2016

Happy Halloween - Halloween Makeup Looks


Morning,

As they say, practice makes a man/woman perfect. So I am practicing my makeup skills, then be it occasional makeup, dramatic or halloween. As halloween is just round the corner, today I want to share my halloween makeup looks with all my lovely readers.

This is one of the most famous halloween looks.




Next is Ice Queen look which I practiced on a dear friend of mine. Here are some shots:

Ice Queen Inspired Look






And how can we leave Vampire look while talking about halloween. Here it goes :)

 Vampire diaries




Products used:

Ben-Nye Face & Body Paints
Ben-Nye Eye Shadows
Ben-Nye Foundation Stick


Happy Halloween

Love to all
Ritcha :)



Friday, 21 October 2016

Lacura beauty mineral cream blush in 11 soft coral review and FOTD

 



Lacura beauty is a German Skincare Range which is available at all ALDI stores. One of the main reason that made me try this blush and few other lacura products is that these products are not tested on animals and most of the products are parabin free, as I am not sure about all but only those I have. 

These days I am more on trying phase, like I love to try new cosmetics and beauty products. But I still love my evergreen MAC, morphe, estee lauder and many other products. Still unless you try you never know which product is going to take a permanent place in your vanity. So, the formula is simple- keep on trying.

But it is risky sometimes as some products may cause allergy or breakouts and might not suit you. And as I have very sensitive and acne prone skin it's too risky for me to try on new  products. This being the main reason, I prefer to stay away from cream blushers. 

But as this product claims to be paraben free and mineral based, it was successful in insisting me for trying it.


What the brand says:




Packaging:

Though this blush is uber cheap yet I noticed that the brand has not compromised with the quality of packaging. I found the quality of outer box not that good but the blusher pot was really cute. This cream blusher comes in a transparent glass pot with a black cap, as you can see in pictures. The packaging is quiet sturdy, rich and travel friendly. I said rich as for the price you are paying you should not expect too much and this is indeed more than the expectations.






Ingredients: 





Price: 
 $6.99


FOTD:



My Views on Lacura beauty mineral cream blush in 11 soft coral :

Well I was little scared while trying on this cream blush as I have been suffering through a bad skin phase for last few days. But when I tried this product it did not cause me any breakouts, so I can say that it is a quality product which will suit sensitive skin too, until and unless you are allergic to any of the ingredient. It is easy to apply but it lasts only for 4-5 hours and little less in humid weather.This pretty soft coral shade provides a very fresh pinkish coral color to the cheeks. 

If you have oily skin then you should avoid using this, specially in summers as it does smudge. But for dry skin beauties, it is a lovely blusher to try and really affordable. If you are looking for a normal budget blusher then it's a good one but I would not buy it again as I am not really a fan of cream blushers.


Pros : 

- Soft pink colour
- Inexpensive
- Sturdy and travel friendly packaging
- Perfect for dry to normal skin  

Cons :

- Availability
- Might not suit oily skin


Overall Rating :

3/5

Have you ever tried any of Lacura beauty's product? How did you find it?




Thursday, 13 October 2016

Bornprettystore Addiction and Haul




I guess I am getting addicted to this website. They have all kind of stuff and so affordable prices that it doesn't pinch to buy something for even trying. I was so happy with my last haul from bornprettystore that I keep surfing this site for more and more products. But yes, it is so tempting that you have to control yourself.

So now I placed another order with bornpretty :P. I admit that it is really hard to control when you get everything for such cheap prices, but then I had to stop somewhere na!! Bankruptcy is also not good....right :).

What all I got this time, have a look -


 
This waterproof black eye liner pen is perfect for those cat eyes and thin lines. Its ultra smooth formula provides the precision of a liquid liner and I liked the quality too, as it did not cause any irritation to my eyes.
Price - $4.34



 
Disposable mascara and gloss wands are a must for makeup artists. So, I ordered these disposable lip brushes from bornpretty store. These are best used to apply lip gloss and lip stains. It can also be used to apply concealer around mouth and nose. These are so cheap, that you can easily throw these after every use.
Price: USD $4.36 for 50 wands



 
These round powder puff pads are a must have tool for beauty makeup. These are perfect for applying powder and to protect makeup while you wear this on finger. 
Price: USD $3.22 for 5Pcs/set






This stainless steel eyelash curler is perfect choice to curl eyelashes, specially to curl outer lashes. It is a rule of thumb to curl lashes before applying mascara as it makes lashes look longer while curving them upwards.
Price: USD $2.78 

 
The stuff looks good and all this came at a cost of  $10 (approx) is again a great thing. At least, the splurging doesn't make me feel guilty.

Hope you like my haul. You can check my previous bornpretty haul here. Do have a look on Bornprettystore website. I am sure you will find some enticing products there, if nothing else, then their nail art stuff is unavoidable.

All "Myfashionfootprints.com" readers can avail a 10% off on any of the item on BornPrettyStore by using coupon code RCHT10. Hurry up and place your order.


Happy Shopping
Love
Ritcha :)

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant - Review

Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review 
I always prefer preparing breakfast on weekends for my hubby. But there are few days when I feel lazy to cook and suggest him to take me out for breakfast. :P I love to eat and trying different places to eat. I am a big foodie and need to eat in every mood and situation. I have tried many Restaurants in Melbourne.

This saturday, I had an appointment with doctor and then there was a plan to go and witness some great scenic view. So, we decided to go out for the breakfast and try some new restaurant this time. There it was, Glassy Junction, situated at Malvern, which is a bar, cafe and a fine dining restaurant offering Indo-Chinese, Indian, Fusion, Muglai and Street Food. This restaurant also provides Asahi tap bear and Shisha.

 Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review

 Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review

The sitting was fine and I liked it hygienically too. The decor is not worth talking about but I really liked the way they have decorated the counter area, near entrance.

We reached there around 11a.m. Then after 5-10 minutes, the guy came to us and asked what we would like to eat i.e; breakfast or what. I always prefer Indian food over any other cuisine. We told him that we would like to have breakfast, so he came with a menu which only had few items printed on it, with only 1-2 vegetarian dishes and rest of the dishes were non vegetarian. Did I tell you I am vegetarian, pure one, not even eggs? Yes, I am hard core vegetarian. Well coming back to the menu, none of the items on the menu tempted me to try. No Indian dish was there in breakfast menu. So, we called the guy again and told him that we need something Indian like Chhole bhature. His statement was, "that's why I asked if you want breakfast or something else".  How could we, usually every Indian restaurant has Chhole bhature in breakfast menu!! Anyways he came again with another menu and then vanished away and we waited unacknowledged for almost 10 minutes, then he came to take the order only after we called him.

Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review 

 Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review

We placed our order for one plate chhole bhature and one plate aloo poori. Typical Indian na :P But what to do, I love Indian junk food or you may say street food. Now we were eagerly and hungrily waiting for our order to arrive. Ofcourse we were not expecting out food to arrive within 10 minutes but it was not there even after 20 minutes of placing the order. So, my hubby went up to the counter to ask the guy how much time it will take!! As we were getting really late and already spent more than 30 minutes there for no good reason. The guy said that sir, we were not expecting an order of chhole bhature at the time of breakfast, so it is taking time. I liked his honesty but this is not the way to run a restaurant my dear. It was already 12 and a restaurant which is open since 7a.m. is not expecting a complete order. I do not really get it.

Finally our order arrived after a very long wait. Our hunger had reached great heights by that time. Bhatura and poori (Indian fried bread) looked very oily, otherwise it has never been so at any other restaurant. I took one bite of bhatura and after putting it in my mouth...ummm yumm..it was so delicious that I forgot everything. Then it was aloo poori's turn..yum yum. Both the dishes were really very delicious and satisfied taste buds really well.

Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review

 Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review

 Glassy Junction Cafe/Bar/Restaurant at Malvern - Review

 They serve aloo poori and chhole bhature with pickle and cucumber raita (yogurt). There was no salad or onions, which is a must with this kind of food. He also gave us tissue papers/napkins only when we asked for. And the restaurant was not even much busy. There were only 2  tables occupied except ours. But yes we really enjoyed the food as it was really delicious. The flavour of Chhole (chickpea curry) was so good and original.

After finishing the food, when we were paying at the counter, the guy told us that the other guy who accompanies him in running the business is sick and therefore he is having tough time in managing everything. Finally, we got a genuine reason for the delay in everything. I will definitely prefer take away from this restaurant than dine in. As it was my first experience and I did not find anything good except the flavour of the food, if we ignore the super greasy Bhature.

The other time we ordered Dal Makhni and naan for takeaway and there was no salt in dal. Also, there were no pickle, curd, onion or anything, like all other restaurant give.

Cost:
$50 for two people (approx.)

Hours:
7 AM to 11 PM


Pros:

- Fine ambience
- Great hygine
- Bar and sheesha also available
- Inexpensive
- Home delivery 
- Outdoor sitting is also available
- Opens at 7a.m.

Cons:
- Takeaway rates are different than dine in
- Very slow service
- Average taste
- No complimentary item is served with food like onion etc.

Overall Rating:
2/5

I would not recommend it for dine in or take away too, as my experience with same was not good in both the cases.


Sunday, 25 September 2016

DIY Natural homemade face scrub for acne marks, pigmentation & skin discoloration

I had huge acne problem when I was a teenager and I used to hate it as these used to leave the scars and marks behind. I too wanted to have that flawless skin which most of my friends had. I went to many dermatologists and also tried many home remedies but nothing worked. Dermatologist used to say that these are due to hormonal changes, which happen during teenage so no particular medicine can cure it.

Then I entered my twenties with all the acne scars :P Alas!! Again I got hit by chicken pox last year, all those who read my other blog "myglossyaffair" know how much did I suffer from it. If you are new, you can read about it here "Worst horror of my life - chickenpox". My case was so severe that even when I got well, I was again left with so many chickenpox scars, specially on face.

I know that a beautiful heart is more important than a beautiful face, but I love makeup. And with all those scars, I had to work a lot only for base and it was very time consuming too. So, I started to look something which can cure my remaining acne scars and chickenpox marks too. It was like trial and error as not all the remedies which are given online really work. 

So, today I am sharing with you the recipe of Oats face scrub/ face mask which really worked for me. It helps lighten and remove acne scars, chicken pox marks, pigmentation, remove tanning, skin discoloration and also many other skin problems.

It is very easy to use with all the ingredients available at home. What you need to make this scrub:

- Oats/oatmeal
- Raw milk or warm water

DIY Natural homemade face scrub for acne marks, pigmentation & skin discoloration


DIY Natural homemade face scrub for acne marks, pigmentation & skin discoloration


 That's all. you don't need to gather too many ingredients.Take almost 2 tbsp raw oats or oats flour and soak it in warm water. If you have dry skin then you can use warm milk instead of water. Keep it aside to cool down.


How to apply:

- Apply it onto your face, focusing on the scars and gently rub for 5-10 minutes.
- I prefer to apply it all over my face and leave for 10 minutes.
- Then I scrub it onto my face using circular motions with the help of water for almost 5 minutes.
- Wash away with warm water.

Use this remedy for 1 week and you will see the difference. You can use it daily, if you are not able to use it daily prefer using at least 4-5 times a week.

Tip: If you are allergic to any of these, don't use it.

As it is working for me I thought that all my readers should get benefited from this. 

As simple as that, nothing too elaborate.

I know many who suffer from acne marks/ chickenpox marks/ pigmentation and want to get rid of them or at least lighten them.

Try this simple remedy and I hope you will also get benefited from this.

Enjoy your day

Ciao :)

PS - This simple DIY has benefitted me in chickenpox marks. But for acne marks, they are very old, say almost 10 yrs and now they are not marks, they are pores. so, nothing works to fill those pores/ holes completely. But yes, this oat diy surely helped my skin look and feel better :).