Makeup Series- Lips Routine for Beginners

Finally we are here today for the last segment of the Makeup Series for Beginners and I had a step by step post on how to apply makeup a month ago and split it up into different segments. Foundation Routine, Eye Routine and today we have the Lips Routine.

You will find below how I apply my lipstick/lip gloss and what steps I follow when preparing my lips for that.

Steps in order:

  1. Exfoliate lips- Make it a habit to exfoliate your lips. Lipstick makes dry and chapped lips more visible hence to avoid that, exfoliate regularly. While there are many lip exfoliators/scrubs available in the market, I use my very own home-made lip scrub. Do you want to make your own too? Click the picture to know how.
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DIY- LIP EXFOLIATORCondition Lips-

2. Condition Lips- Always condition your lips. Keep it hydrated all the time to avoid gross flaky dry skin. There are plenty of lip conditioners and balms in the market and one very reasonable option for that is Vaseline also known as Petroleum Jelly. You do not have to spend a fortune on lip balms. You can find it in all price range. My favorite lip balm at the moment is from Utama Spice. click the picture below to know why.

Utama Spice Lip Balm
Utama Spice Lip Balm

  3. Line lips- Lining my lips is very important for me. By doing this, I am giving my lips a more defined shape and outline at the same time prevents lipstick from smearing around lips. Make this a habit and always include in your makeup routine. Use lip liner that matches your lipstick shade ,if not the closest.

Lip liner suggestions: Get any lip liner from drugstore to high-end, it doesn’t really matter as they perform the same way. I have from NYX, Essence, NARS, Misslyn etc.

4. Apply lipstick / lip gloss- Last step is to apply your desired lipstick or lip gloss. Lip products come either with matte or glossy finish. It is totally on you which you prefer. Nowadays I am more into matte lipsticks as I find them more long-lasting and they hold on to your lips very well that they don’t smear all over. I like the look of matte more but occasionally I love wearing my glossy lipsticks too if I go for light eye makeup , I like keeping my lipstick dark and shiny then. The same way, Lip glosses nowadays have come in matte formula and is very much “in” and are commonly known as  Lip cremes. L.A Girl matte lip pigments are my favorites. Click the picture to know why. While lip cremes are ruling over the beauty world currently, one cannot resist the charm of lip gloss. The touch of that shine is what a girl needs most of the time. So always experiment and understand what you like. As I mentioned earlier, there is no rules to makeup.  You can even give your glossy lips a touch of matte by following this method.

L.A Girl matte lipgloss
L.A Girl matte lipgloss

Lipstick/lipgloss suggestions: NYX,  Maybelline have very good options of lip products both matte and glossy , however you can find equally good in other brands like L.A Girl, Sleek, Mikyaji, Givenchy, Anastasia Beverly Hills etc.

You just need to explore the market and do not hesitate to try to experiment on new products as you will find hidden gems there. ❤

Other lip products such as lip primer and lip concealer are very unnecessary in my point of view. Apply your lip liner all over lips , it will act as base for your lipstick and will cover your lips’ natural pigmentation acting as lip concealer.
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DUPE ALERT! M.A.C LIPSTICK IN FLAT OUT FABULOUS

Hi beauties!

I just realized that I have a lot of pinks in my lipstick collection and some actually look so the same. So I swatched and remember the M.A.C lipstick I spoke about in this post, the Flat out Fabulous lipstick actually has similar shades with me.

Hope this might help someone looking to own MAC lipsticks but can’t afford, you need not worry and get yourself the affordable version of the lip product.

Difference:

M.A.C vs Avon

The color is almost the same. Specially when on lips , you will only find out by the texture as MAC is purely matte while Avon lipstick has a little bit of sheen in it. Both lipsticks are not long lasting and the only way you can make it last longer is through this method.

M.A.C vs Mikyaji

Color is very much the same, however might look a bit different when on lips. Both are mattes but Mikyaji lasts longer. M.A.C glides on lips very easily as it is very creamy while Mikyaji is more of  a dry formula which makes application a bit difficult but not really bad. It is still a very good lipstick to own not necessarily as a dupe 🙂

M.A.C vs Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild Don’t blink pink is definitely the dupe. Both M.A.C and Wet n Wild lipsticks’ performance and texture are the same however Wet n Wild lippies lasts longer,way longer than M.A.C.

MAC FLAT OUT FABULOUS AND AVON HOT PINK
MAC FLAT OUT FABULOUS AND AVON HOT PINK

DSC_6141klMAC lipstick is a matte one while Avon isn’t so you can see the difference in their texture or finish. Avon appears to be a bit glossy but it isn’t really that glossy but not matte too as MAC.

MAC FLAT OUT FABULOUS AND AVON HOT PINK
MAC FLAT OUT FABULOUS AND AVON HOT PINK

So what I did was dab a little bit of powder on the Avon lipstick to make it matte and see if the colors are still similar. so our dupe lipstick here has become lighter pink. so I guess if you want to have the same color as MAC then leave it as it is and don’t mess with the finish.

wetnwildpinksSome more of the pinks in my collection which I found very similar to the MAC lipstick and these 3 lipsticks are all mattes.

Price:

M.A.C lipstick- aed104

Wet n wild- aed22

Mikyaji- aed149 for 3 lipsticks on sale

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Review & Swatch- Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

So I’m a proud owner of Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette already. 😀 Feels so good to open my drawer and find this palette inside. Ah! This is what I’ve been using ever since it came. I don’t know if you guys are the same, but in my case, when I like something, I tend to use it a lot and somehow forget about other existing stuff. You can’t blame me because this palette offers a variety of shades with which you can create as many looks as you want.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

The Packaging:

I like the color combination of gold and black. The palette is very easy to open and close due to the magnetic touch it has.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

It comes with a dual end brush which is very useful, one end perfect for blending and the other end with the smaller bristles perfect to apply shades on crease.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

The palette has 4 matte shades and the others a mixture of metallic and satin finish.The colors are very pretty and super pigmented. I didn’t need any kind of eyeshadow base for this at all. The mattes are intense and the metallic ones have enough shimmer in them that do not look awkward at all.

Moving on to the swatches:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Top Row
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Top Row

The eyeshades as I mentioned, has a very good pigmentation. It is applied directly on bare skin which means no eyeshadow base at all. They are very easy to blend and the colors offered in this palette is just perfect enough for one to create different looks suitable for any time and occasion.

Tips:

  1. pink champagne and chic are ideal for brightening inner corners of the eye.
  2. soft peach and morocco as transition colors
  3. heirloom and bellini on the lids
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Bottom Row
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Bottom Row

The bottom row has more of metallic and satiny shades. Noir is an intense matte shade of black.

Tips:

  1. Noir perfect for outer corner of the lids for a dramatic look.
  2. spoiled and fudge as transition shades.
  3. spoiled can be used for inner corner of the eyes too.

The colors are long-lasting, I have been applying them mostly without any primer and they lasted forever.

For looks I created with this palette, follow me on Instagram

Hope you enjoyed knowing what I thought about this palette ❤

Updated Review-L.A Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss

This post is going to be an updated version of the review I did previously of some of the L.A Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss. Back then, I had only 5 , I liked them so much that I ordered more and would like to share the swatches of these too. I had to make another post as there has been a slight change on my thoughts about these lippies. To check my previous verdict, click here.

L.A Girl Matte finish lip gloss
L.A Girl Matte finish lip gloss

The packaging as I mentioned in previous post, is not so impressive but it doesn’t really bother me.

L.A Girl matte lipgloss
L.A Girl matte lipgloss

Here you can see clearly the shades written on the label, I tried making it visible for you guys in case you’d want something from them. The colors in the tube is pretty much the exact same shade you will get when applied on.

L.A Girl matte lipgloss
L.A Girl matte lipgloss

The swatches of the shades are all swiped once,that’s how I do it always, except for tulle & playful. Here is why….

The lip gloss as mentioned has a matte finish. They are very pigmented, glides on very smoothly and easily on lips and is very long lasting. When on lips, it doesn’t bleed or stain items you touch your lips with. While all the colors made me happy, tulle and playful disappointed me a lot. As I mentioned, all the shades are pigmented but these two shades are not at all. The consistency is very thin, feels like you are just applying a layer of some chemical on your lips making it look weird as it doesn’t really cover the actual color of your lips. If you have a naturally pinkish/reddish lips, then you might like this. However, I can’t think of a way to make these work for me, I’ll be just selling them off or give them away.

The colors as so long lasting that removing it will be a struggle 😛 But don’t worry, I have a solution for that too. When removing, apply a generous amount of vaseline/petroleum jelly on lips, leave it on for sometime, maybe remove the rest of your makeup first, then go back to your lips and wipe with tissue. It will come off!

I really request you guys to check out my previous post ,to get more idea of these products.

Price: AED38 each

Bought from : Indelath

The rest of the colors are beautifully wearable, black currant is kind of my favorite but I can;t wear it without a proper full make up , fleur is my go-to shade and lately ,I’ve been rocking frisky! Pictures below.

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LA girl matte lip gloss in frisky
LA girl matte lip gloss in frisky
LA girl matte lip gloss in frisky
LA girl matte lip gloss in frisky
LA girl matte lip gloss in frisky
LA girl matte lip gloss in frisky

Thank you for reading

Review&Swatches -Morphebrushes Multi-Color Matte Palette(35c)

It’s 1 am in the morning in Dubai, it was a long day and I am so sleepy. But I know I can’t sleep,knowing the pictures for this post are ready already as I got the chance to edit them earlier today. It has been awhile ever since I got my hands on this heavenly palette but never got the time to post about it. Let me warn you, this post is going to be more of praising what I love rather than a “Review” 😛 Kidding aside, I am in love already with this baby, so all you need to do is witness why I do so ❤

Moving ahead with the review and swatches.

Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c

It comes in a black box exactly the same as the palette’s color combination just that at the back you’ll find the ingredients.

Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c

Now look at that!! Aren’t they beautiful collection of mattes? Morphebrushes have different Pro Eyeshadow palettes in Cool Matte and Warm Matte ,similarly Cool Shimmer and Warm shimmer palettes. Besides these, there are many other options so check out their website I’m going to link below.

Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c

Let’s begin with the swatches from the bottom row of the palette we name Row1-

Shades 1,  2, 3 are beautiful bright colors ideal for any skin tone, I can wear them day or night, graduation or party. 4 is a shade I’d only wear with white eyeshadow base or it won’t show with the skin tone I have. I’m a bit disappointed with shades 5 & 6 as I don’t really have anything in mind on how to use them and I feel them quite unnecessary. Shade 7 I might use at times for brow bones.

Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c

Here in Row 2 you have pretty colors that you can wear anytime, no,9 is my favorite, it is a very good transition color but shades 13 & 14 seems repetitive shades. I’d like to keep no.13 if I had to choose one but that ain’t happening. I know I can pull these shades off very well on a white eyeshadow base, Light colors won’t show up in my already naturally pigmented lids. Grrr!

Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c

Row 3 has a lot of greens , 16 & 20 being my favorite. The colors are beautiful ,wearable at anytime. Don’t be scared with no.18 as I believe it can be a very good transition shade. However , 16 and 21 felt a bit chalky and had some fall outs.

A close up.

Just giving you all a good reason to love them 😛DSC_5438

Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c

Row 4 has some earth tones, wonderful warm tones, ideal for daytime natural look and no.28 will make a great Summer look!

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Close up Row 4
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c
Morphebrushes multi-matte palette 35c

Row 5 have the blackish..grayish shades, I love each and every shade in this row. I can create different smokey eyes looks with these. No.29 is something you can use as eyeliner if you aren’t in mood for the typical liners we have. Row 5 is full of dramatic,bold and beautiful shades ❤

Overall verdict:

I highly recommend this palette, It is quite affordable , aed108 for 32 pigmented shades is not a bad deal at all. I won’t say it is super duper pigmented as some of its colors won’t show on lids without white eye base, but are pigmented enough. The shades are very soft,silky , smooth & easy to blend. These shades are enough for me to create different looks. I won’t need any other palette of similar shades as I can mix and match them easily to be able to get my desired color. However, my next target is the shimmer palettes. I’m not sure if it is the palette or it is my eyeshadow base that made it long-lasting, as I wore it for about 6 hrs and the colors were as bright as the time I applied them on.

Where I bought it from:

Indelath

Morphebrushes website.

This products mentioned in my posts are purchased with my own money,until or unless stated.

Review- Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

I hope I’m not too late in reviewing this. It’s been awhile since I’ve been hearing fellow bloggers and Youtubers rave about this stunning palette by Coastal Scents ……Revealed Palette 3. When I had my eyes set on it the very first time, I wanted it so much , just like most of the other girls who immediately ordered theirs. But I didn’t and controlled myself as I already had an eyeshadow palette with 120 shades in it. This is the reason that always stopped me from buying more. This time, when got the chance, I just had to take it and swatch. Thanks to my friend who was very kind to let me swatch her newly ordered Revealed palette.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Packaging:

It came in a box exactly the same as the cover of the palette. I must admit, I like how “revealed3” is written on it. It is so different.

The Palette:

The palette is very slim, sleek and light-weighted.  I’m sure my friend would love carrying it around whenever she travels. The lid is magnetic , hence no struggle of inserting your long nailed thumbs to unlock, just like other palettes.

Swatches:

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

I’m not one of those respected beauty bloggers who will typically swatch a product very nicely , applying them on skin with several coats till the color comes out very nicely that will look very impressive in photos. I promised my readers a different kind of review posts with utter honesty. So here, you find swatches of Coastal Scents Revealed palette applied directly on my skin with no primer or base of what so ever, using my fingers and that too swiped just ONCE. This is exactly how the colors will look when applying the first coat on skin, Not bad,eh? With primer or eye shadow base, I’m sure it will make a lot of difference and good news is, it is buildable. So apply till you get your desired shade.

The Shades:

The palette has a total of 20 colors consisting of matte and shimmer eyeshadows. The darker shades look fantastic , however I’m a bit disappointed with the lighter shades as I find them a bit repetitive and I wish it is pigmented enough to show up on eyelids with natural pigmentation like mine. I find their shimmers to be of poor pigmentation than I expected. But as I said it is buildable and with base ,will definitely rock your world.

The Texture:

By looking at it, it seemed very silky and soft ,but actually it is a bit chalky which is another drawback. Some fall outs here and there you’d see so be prepared for that.

I wiped the swatches on my hand with tissue paper and this is how it looks after just one swipe of the tissue. Moving-animated-eyes-finger-pointing-down

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Picture speaks for itself so I guess not much to say here. Staying power on the eyelids with eye shadow base is very good though.

Overall Evaluation:

The palette is worth the money spent as it is very affordable ,offering you 20 shades. Since most of you must be owning eyeshadow base, hence no issues at all regarding pigmentation and staying power. Many compared the shades with Urban Decay Naked Palette, I’d say please don’t go for this statement. I’m not a big fan of Urban Decay but still I’d say, no comparison between the two palettes.

Do you own any of the CS Revealed Palettes? If so,which one? How did you find it?

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MLBB Tag

Make UP World by Veena MLBB TAg
Make UP World by Veena MLBB TAg

Hello Beauties!

BeginnerBeaute was very kind to nominate me for this tag! Specially when my favorite beauty essentials are lippies and this tag is exactly what it is for. Thanks Felicia for this and sorry girl for the delay. Ramadan has taken up so much of my time because of many reasons 😀  I created a sort of MLBB Tag Banner by the way. Tell me if you like it..or not LOL

So, let’s start about the tag. MLBB stand for “My Lips But Better” and in this post , I’ll be sharing with you all the lip products I use most of the time whether casual or party.

DSC_5043There are total of 7 lip products I’ll be sharing with you guys and they are my “go to” lippies for any day…anytime any occasion.

DSC_5037From left to right ❤

1. Givenchy Rose Dressing 202– The tiniest among my collection as it is a sample given to me by Sephora on one of my mini haul. I have reviewed it earlier where I said there was nothing “wow” about it but now,(check review here) I change my statement. It is a “WOW”<3 The color, texture, consistency , staying power all are just perfect and I realized it the more I use it.

2. L.A Girl Black Currant– L.A Girl Matte lip glosses are one of my faves recently and I have a good collection of them. Check out why I love them here. In short . they are a perfect sexy matte for Summers ❤

3. L.A Girl Playful- Please read no.2 🙂

4. Mikyaji Cotton Candy– This beautiful hue of Pink is from Mikyaji 22k Collection and is matte finish which again I love as I’m into matte a lot this season. I’m really surprised that I have ,so far, reviewed all of these lippies. Just shows how much I like them ❤

5. Deborah Milano Atomic Red Matte – Click the name itself and it will lead you to the review page I did. 🙂 This baby, is very wearable nude color with the perfect consistency , not to dry at the same time give a perfect matte finish.

6. Prestige 110 Matt- Okay so I still need to review this one in detail. This was the shade I kept searching for a longer time. My very first purchase from this brand and it didn’t disappoint me at all.

7. Last but not the least Avon bare impact- This is not a matte lipstick at all but I love it as it doesn’t bleed and is a perfect nude color for wheatish skin like mine. I’m done with my first tube and what you see in the picture is my second one. ❤

So here you go everyone, hope you like these colors  and enjoyed my share. Thanks again Felicia for the tag , you just made me recall all my fave products ❤ Guys you should go and check out her blog, it is something I go to when I am in search for a good read.

I nominate the following for this tag:

https://thehautelista.wordpress.com/

https://okkeepitreal.wordpress.com/

http://ravishingroses.co.uk/

https://shadesofbeautyza.wordpress.com/

https://mirrorthelove.wordpress.com/

Girls, you should all do this tag , it is so much fun and I love looking at lip product collection by others ❤

Please Note: Apologies if you are already nominated .

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