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The Gel Liner Wars... MAC vs Inglot vs Maybelline... The culmination...

I am today finally ready to give my verdict on the Gel Liner wars and well it's been a tough week deciding on which was better and which could ve been better. You see what made it all the more difficult was the fact that I heart all three of them and well a mommy cannot really choose a fav out of her babies now can she? Ok weird analogy! Its the marriage thing... It's gotten into me and has been making me say all these crazy stuff and give all such lopsided analogies! LOL! I'll get over it soon I promise :P

Ok so coming back to what I was saying, I was saying all three products featured in this post are just simply awesome and well it would be totally unfair to pick out a winner out of them three... So I have decided to dedicate one section to each of the liners and then you guys pick yourself a winner according to your requirements and my experience with each one of them! Phew! You'll soon realize it's a tough job! :D
So here we go...


MAYBELLINE LASTIN…

Makeup Breakup: An Intro...

Woohooo everyone :) I am coming up with a new section in my blog called Makeup Breakup... Ha haha hahaha.. How awesome does that sound? :P So anyways, as is obvious from the name it will be featured every Wednesday where we will dissect and discuss celebrity make-up... Yup I know, this isn't really original but then seriously people you cannot deny that it is FUN!!! :D

Our celebrity list would include any well/less known celebs, much talked about socialites and well anyone who has had the misfortune good fortune to be in the media glare. Yes! It could include 60 seconds of fame "celebs" too (no discrimination here!)

And yes lastly, its not only these stars we'll feature here, but its open to all of you all too :) If you think you've done this great look for say a wedding or for a night out or for office, you can send in your pics with your make breakup to my email id "isimplylovemakeup@gmail.com" and I will definitely put you guys here :) Oh it'll b…

REVIEW & LOTD: MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Cosmo

Cosmopolitan (Cosmo in short) has always been a favorite of mine... the cocktail? yes! the magazine? oh yes! the MAC lippy? Well lets see :P Oh yes this post is dedicated to reviewing the ever-popular MAC Cosmo, which is an Amplified Creme lipstick and has a cult following in India especially in the blogging world :) Well yes the obsession is because it is a yummy brown-pink that suits most skintones! So when I came across all this hullabaloo about this lippy, the curiosity got the better of me and I went ahead and bought it :) While purchasing it, the SA actually beamed at me as if to say "good choice girlie! better late than never"... hahahaha... But you know what the funny thing is? Cosmo never caught my eye whenever I went to buy MAC lipsticks earlier. I noticed it just because it was so raved about on the blogosphere... If I hadn't ever read about it then most probably I would have never bought it... But then that's just me :P I am not saying that it…

REVIEW & LOTD: Faces Sparkle Dust in Gold (Shade 2)

This post has been long due from my side and I have somehow always shelved reviewing this product even though it is my HG loose pigment in a golden shade. Whenever I need to use a golden eye-shadow I automatically turn towards it, it is such a favorite of mine :) This product is called Faces Sparkle Dust in Shade 2... It is beyond me why Faces refuses to name their shades... Remembering numbers and co-relating them to shades is like quite difficult :( I bought it when I was preparing, collecting and buying cosmetics that I needed to do my wedding make-up. You know how Indian weddings are with glittery lehengas, sarees, "glitterier" jewellery and of course "loud" make-up to go with it all, don't you? Indian brides are literally transformed into a Goddess :) So then obviously I needed a golden eye-shadow for my make-up :) And it just couldn't be any shade of Golden!!! It had to be a bright, glittery and very sparkly golden. But you see I am not real…

GLIMPSE: Faces Brights Makeup Kit

What makes us girls the happiest? Diamonds? Shopping? Chocolates? Flowers? All of these yes but what really makes me happy is a HAPPY SURPRISE :) Don't we all just love surprises? Just yesterday I was pleasantly surprised by a parcel from Fashion and You that contained this awesome make-up kit from Faces. This really wasn't a surprise in the true sense but you see I had ordered for it and then had conveniently forgotten about until the moment it arrived. Imagine my surprise when I opened to see what the parcel contained for me:)
I am just soooooo HAPPY :D
Let me warn you all that this is a pic heavy post and well those you dont like pictures (i can't imagine who) are requested to read my other posts ;)
Ok, so here goes...

The kit is called FACES BRIGHTS and contains the following: Eye-shadow palette containing 5 colors: Cranberry RED (200), Indigo BLUE (034), Golden YELLOW (336), Moss GREEN (188) and PURPLE (327). They are all non-matte and with the perfect shimmer. If it wa…

LOTD: Spanish Flamenco Dancer Inspired

I have been planning to do this look i.e. a look inspired by Espaniol Bailarines De Flamenco since a long time now, but the final trigger was the song "Senorita" in the movie "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" :) After watching the movie, I just knoew I had to try it out and so here it is :) Now a word of caution... You guys'll have to be really kind with your criticism here :P LOL The aim behind doing this look was to look a bit OTT and yet depict the powerful sensuality that Spanish women are known to possess and that flamenco dancers liberally ooze out with their every tapping step... So here goes... As you can see here, I have kept my face a bit shiny or rather glowy and have gone with red lips, which is signature to Spanish Flamenco dancers. I have also tied up my hair in a side roll and attached a flowery accessory to it. The eyes of course are heavily done up. I have gone with a golden smokey look here, in order to make my eyes look more slanted :) And…

GLIMPSE & NOTD: Colorbar Nail Enamel in Earthern Rose

Have you ever felt like doing something totally opposite to what is expected of you or what you very predictably do? I don't mean anything drastic, but something harmless like switching from Tea to coffee for a day or maybe wearing a red lipstick rather than pink... Well I had this moment a couple of days back and decided to get myself a neautral/nude/earthern nail paint rather than the pinks, corals and reds that I am usually more partial towards and well I am loving it :D Here's a sneak peek at the shade and how sumptuous it looks on my nails :) As you see, it's a very pretty nud"ish" shade called Earthen Rose and makes my fingers (and toes) look soooooo delish! :D Will be sporting it for a couple of days before I give my verdict on it... So stay tuned... This was just a glimpse of the coming attractions ;)

Mini Haul: MAC and maXfactor

Has it ever happened to you that you go to say a mall and are looking at clothes to shop but you cannot put in your full concentration cause your mind is thinking about the various cosmetic counters that are present on the ground floor? Even when the clothes that you are looking to buy are on 51% sale? Well it happened to me just today... I went to Shoppers Stop and just rushed through trying out clothes, zoomed past the array of ensembles and almost skidded to the maxfacctor counter (exaggeration? U bet not!)... Well yes ladies, you've got it... This is a HAUL POST :D
This will not be a long post... It will just be a pic heavy post and you guys just need to drool over the goodies that I hauled :P
Here's a glimpse...  A comprehensive list: Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara Maxfactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint in shade 02 Maxfactor Lip Liner in shade 14 Raspberry Maxfactor Miracle Touch Cream Blush in shade 03 Soft Copper – FREE! MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in shade COSMO MAC ey…

LOTD & Tutorial: Soft Peach and Pink Smokey Look

Yoohoo.. It's been so long since I did a tutorial and well to think about it, there was a time when I so enjoyed putting up my random LOTDs and titorials. But now being wrapped up with product reviews (well yes I have been a hoarder!) I totally forgot about doing some of my favorite tutes :) Just yesterday someone told me how she hated when beauty bloggers flaunted their superbly done makeups and EOTDs and LOTDs but not give an insight on how to chieve them. Ahem! Well needless to say I was left wondering if she was talking about me! No! I am not claiming that I do just "perfect" make-up but then you guys do get the drift! LOL! So now I came up with this ridiculously easy LOTD and I am so hoping that you guys try it out and share your results with me. I will be deeply honored :) Honestly! Here's a sneak peek at what we are gonna be achieving by the end of this tutorial. It's a soft peach and crimson smokey look: I wanted to do a look with my Coastal Sce…

REVIEW & LOTD: Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Pinch O' Pink

It's no secret that I am crazy about eye make-up and just simply adore eye-shadows in all shades and colors.. Just lately I have started investing (yes I call it investing, cause good products just never let you down in the future :P) in lipsticks and blushes cause you know eyes might be mirrors to your souls but lips are the mirrors to your thoughts and well pink/red/highlighted cheeks just look so pretty ;)

I must say that I don't really own a hoard of blushes just about 4 to 5 and so for me to do this review is fairly simple as I am not really spoilt for choice. Ha Ha! Now one thing that most of us bloggers and blog readers make a point to do is that we read several reviews of a particular product before venturing into buying it... It of course makes sense to be aware of what you are buying, after all money is hard to earn ;) So, well before buying this particular blush from Maybelline, I did do some extensive research on the blogosphere. Hence, you can be res…

REVIEW & LOTD: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

This is one product that I just cannot live with out and well let me tell you that without these beauties doing my make-up would be worthless and totally redundant (Drama Queen? I know!) MAC launched this product with a dual purpose. What they I guess had in mind was a creme eye shadow that would dry instantly when applied on the eyes and then would not budge or smudge till one took it off at night. Also, due to its non-creasing and non-smudging effects people all over were urged to start using these as eye-shadow bases as well! What genius! :D And well this is exactly what you get when you buy a MAC Paint Pot... A creme based eye-shadow that stays on like forever and an eye-shadow base, which I think is the best invention in the make-up world after long stay lipsticks... You see I am all about durability and long stay ;)
I initially bought the Paint Pot in Painterly to solely use it as an eye-shadow base. I do wear it as an eye-shadow but it is too pale for my skin ton…