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Thursday, September 03, 2015

L'Oreal Collection Privée- Doutzen's Nude

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Nude Colour Riche Lipstick is from the limited edition Collection Privee that launched for Spring 2014. This is actually the very lightest shade in the collection as well.



Each shade of the new Collection Privee Lipsticks is inspired by a L’Oreal model or celebrity face (Jennifer's Nude, Freida's Nude, Doutzen's Nude, Liya's Nude, Julianne's Nude, Eva's Nude). The shades are supposedly flattering for that celebrity/model’s skin tone to create a perfect “nude” shade. These aren’t traditional nude shades which can be very interesting as some of the colors are quite lovely! 

Doutzen’s Nude is dutch model Doutzen Kroes’s shade.


Each lipstick comes in a matte lipstick tube with gold accents and the signature of the model or celebrity who inspired the shade in gold on the packaging.



L’Oreal Doutzen’s Nude Colour Riche Lipstick is a pearly light baby pink with a slightly frosty finish. It’s a nude shade of pink that should work well with a cooler skin tone. It runs very sheer but manages to build up enough to cover my own natural lip color. Personally I think it doesn't looks good on me as its a little light one for my skin tone.

The consistency and texture of the lipstick is more like a lip balm. It has a balmy texture that tugs a little bit during application and doesn’t hydrate nor does it remain moist through the wear. The wear time is about two hours before it just fades it flakes away.

 

 

The color for this "privée" lipstick looked very beautiful in the tube; it looked like a nice, warm pinky nude to flatter my natural lips. However, I applied it, and I was literally shocked at what it actually looked like. It was a lot white frost on me. The look of the tube is quite deceiving i must say. I could hardly even see the pink on my lips, all I got was almost white sheen.

Other than that, its texture was actually really smooth and it didn't feel dry on my lips. Its packaging is a beautiful matte black, which is a pleasant step away from the conventional L'Oreal shiny tube.
Honestly, I'm very disappointed with this shade in particular, and I will probably never wear it. However, the quality of the lipstick is great from what it seemed.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Cold Weather is Bad for Your DLSR


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Some of the things we have heard that were blamed on shooting in cold weather is camera malfunctions..lenses fogging up..batteries going dead..white balance problems..flashes not working..to name just a few. If cold weather was so damaging you would think that cameras would come with warnings not to use them in cold conditions and yet stories and rumors about problems with cold weather continue to propagate.

What’s Really Going On
There are actually two issues to deal with in regards to shooting in cold weather, battery life and condensation. Batteries will not last nearly as long in the cold as they do in warmer conditions. When people have complained about equipment failures due to cold weather, almost always this is due to batteries going dead far faster than expected. This can manifest itself as camera problems..flashes not working..and numerous other electrical problems. if you are used to shooting and warm weather and find yourself shooting in a very cold conditions..be sure to plan ahead and have at least twice as many batteries on hand as you would normally take. Keep unused batteries in the car or jacket pocket to help keep them warm.

A more serious problem is condensation. Condensation can occur inside your camera body and inside your lenses if lenses have got too cold and you take them into a warm location. This can obviously cause severe problems for your lenses if they get fogged up inside and condensation inside the body will create moisture that can result in very costly repairs. The primary cause for condensation is when taking equipment from the cold condition into a warm condition too quickly. If you have been in very cold conditions, take your time bringing your equipment back to room temperature.

FOOD for THOUGHT

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Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”- Bob Marley

Friday, June 12, 2015

Stay all Day



Today i am going to talk about another favorite lipstick brand from my stash...Its "Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color". Seeing the commercial over television i was very eager to try this ALL DAY STAY kinda lipstick. And when i first saw it on the shop..couldnt stop myself to try atleast ONE. I have 5 of them now and i wouldnt have bought 5 if i was not HAPPY with the first one.
 
The texture of these lipsticks are very soft..light weight..like I almost forget I have any product on. they have a nice texture that doesn't makes your lips go crazy dry or glossy or creamy . The staying power it also great. This astonishingly light formula Lipstick have so many pretty shades. Absolutely ideal for office goers (Every Girl who wants to put on Lipstick ;) ).


I love the beautiful metallic rose gold packaging which have the name engrossed in a digital way on it..It looks chic and classy. It comes in a cardboard cover which looks good too. It’s very sturdy and the cap fits tight so no coming off in the purse or hand bags. The name of the shade is written in the bottom.




Lakme 9 to 5 in "Coffee Command" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Coffee Command"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Coffee Command"

This one is the very first n most used from this collection of mine. This is a soft brown shade with just a bit of peach undertone. Even though its a brown lip color but surely would not make your face look dull and mature in any ways.
 
This one is like a muted shade, but does not lack pigmentation at all..Just in one swipe i get pretty good opaque coverage for my lips (which is a little pigmented).

Layering these 9 to 5 lipsticks causes a little dryness and settling of the pigment into the fine lines of your lips. It stays for 6 hours without any problems (it may fade a bit..just a bit). It does easily survive light meals.


Lakme 9 to 5 in "Candy Commission" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Candy Commission"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Candy Commission"

Candy Commission is mainly a beautiful peach pink shade with peach undertones in it. The shade looks brighter in day light. The texture of this shade is rich..creamy..easily glides on the lips and looks very pretty and subtle. This one is infused with very fine shimmers which tends to give a beautiful sheen on the lips. The pigmentation is great and single swipe gives the desired shade on the lips.


The staying power of this lip shade is between 2-3 hours and it survives light meals easily. However, after few drinks the shade fades eventually and leaves the tiny shimmers behind.

Overall, this is surely one of the beautiful lip shades from the range and it will look great with smoky eyes or a dark hued eye makeup look.



Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function" is from the crease-less range. Its a berry red one..a gorgeous red with hint of pink. It instantly brightens up my face even when there is no trace of make up on my face. It has a soft and creamy texture that is very different from the slightly dry texture of the normal 9 to 5 lipsticks. This lipstick has a superb pigmentation. One swipe gives you a full opaque coverage. There is no need to swipe again. Like other Lakme 9 to 5 it stays easily for hours..it survives snacks and light meals. After heavy meals the color starts to fade from inner portion of lips..but does not bleed nor settles into fine lines. Though this is crease less, it settles into a soft matte finish after some time without over drying the lips. This leaves a nice stain behind which is easily removable with cleanser. 


Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind"
Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind"

It is a bright happy pink that brightens up your face.  Magenta is actually a purplish-red color but Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind" is an orangey pink. It has an amazing matte feel..actually i must say creamy matte feel. There is no glitter or shiny element in it. It didn’t dry out lips at all like the usual matte lipsticks do. Stays easily for a decent 5-6 hours.  

 
Lakme 9 to 5 in "Wildberry Wednesday" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Wildberry Wednesday"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Wildberry Wednesday"

Wildberry Wednesday is a Barbie pink color with silver shimmers. This one is a great choice for parties. The pigmentation is fabulous..texture is creamy matte with shimmers though the shimmers aren’t chunky but visible in bright light..a single swipe is perfect for the opaque color. Over swipe can make it look streaky due to rich in pigmentation and layering.

It stays perfectly for 2-3 hours but after that becomes streaky and settles in fine lines which results in uneven fading of the color. So when you will have a meal in between..i will recommend you to wipe off the lipstick and re-applying fresh.
 
A Little Tip :


Do not re-apply Lipstick directly (I never want to have oil/food residue on my lipstick tube..ANY LIPSTICK actually..i want them fresh n stay longer). So whenever you re-apply Lipstick..make sure you wipe off all residues before you touch up your lipstick. It will make you lips look fresh again.
 

Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipsticks all Shades available

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Coat
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee command
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Brownie Point
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Chaos
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Oak Table
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Tea Break
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Toffe Nexus
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Slip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Collar
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Bureau
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rose Management
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wine Play
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Peony Goal
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Paced
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Raspberry Badge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Roseate Motive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Aggressive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rosy Sunday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Burgundy Business
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cherry Chic
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Bronze Award
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cabernet Category
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Almond Saturday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Fushia Friday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Candy Closure
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wildberry Wednesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Sorbet Tuesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mulbery Work
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Cooler
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Veranda
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Vermillion Fired
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Saffron Gossip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Beige Post
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Orange Edge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Ambition
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coral Incentive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Power

- See more at: http://www.makeupandbeautyforever.com/lakme-9-to-5-matte-lipstick-lip-color-review-shades-swatches-price-details/#sthash.EVzBL5w0.dpuf
Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipsticks available Shades : 

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Coat
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee command
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Brownie Point
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Chaos
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Oak Table
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Tea Break
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Toffe Nexus
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Slip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Collar
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Bureau
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rose Management
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wine Play
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Peony Goal
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Paced
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Raspberry Badge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Roseate Motive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Aggressive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rosy Sunday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Burgundy Business
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cherry Chic
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Bronze Award
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cabernet Category
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Almond Saturday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Fushia Friday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Candy Closure
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wildberry Wednesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Sorbet Tuesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mulbery Work
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Cooler
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Veranda
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Vermillion Fired
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Saffron Gossip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Beige Post
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Orange Edge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Ambition
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coral Incentive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Power





Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipsticks all Shades available

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Coat
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee command
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Brownie Point
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Chaos
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Oak Table
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Tea Break
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Toffe Nexus
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Slip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Collar
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Bureau
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rose Management
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wine Play
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Peony Goal
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Paced
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Raspberry Badge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Roseate Motive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Aggressive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rosy Sunday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Burgundy Business
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cherry Chic
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Bronze Award
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cabernet Category
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Almond Saturday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Fushia Friday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Candy Closure
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wildberry Wednesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Sorbet Tuesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mulbery Work
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Cooler
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Veranda
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Vermillion Fired
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Saffron Gossip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Beige Post
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Orange Edge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Ambition
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coral Incentive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Power

- See more at: http://www.makeupandbeautyforever.com/lakme-9-to-5-matte-lipstick-lip-color-review-shades-swatches-price-details/#sthash.EVzBL5w0.dpuf

The LOVE HATE relationship


To start with this review "I AM CONFUSED".........Few days back i went to a cosmetics shop here (in BD) and stumbled across a NEW flashing Counter full of some brand called "Isabelle Dupont" (YES its totally new for me...meh!!). From Lipstick..Eyeliners..Powder shadow to Compact..you name it..and they have ALL.


Though i was not in the mood to buy any LIPSTICK anyways..but the very friendly Beauty Advisor convinced me to to buy AT LEAST ONE lipstick from this new range. I was a bit skeptic about buying, but I did. The Price was pretty OK(its 400 BDT) for me to try something NEW and i choose 3 Satin finish Lipsticks. 

The packaging is standard, nothing to get excited about..it comes in a black and silver plastic twist-up packaging which is Okay-ish kind.. The pigment is beautiful and they glide on smoothly. Its survives until one meal at least. The only thing i felt bad about this Lipstick is the color somewhat stains your lips. I have used them few times and after a long day i had to rub my lips with Cleansing lotion..micellar water but STILL the stain remains. I am not saying the Lipstick is one of a long lasting one (Cos it isn't), but the stain is a lot annoying (At least to me..Personally i dont like lipsticks that stains lip this weirdly). As for its Satin formula its not too dry..yet not not moisturized..You need to prep you lips before you apply this lipstick.


Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M102
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M102
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M102 is an Orange-Brown color one. In my lips it looks more on the brown shade with a not really there orange tone. I was really disappointed when i first open my sealed new lipstick and found the lipstick messed up like this. The Color tube was broken and everything was messed badly. In fact all 3 lipstick were messed up like this and that.  


Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M105

 
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M105
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M105 is a Pink one which is mixed with a little brown..a little orange..a CONFUSING color i must say Yet its a cute color. As you can see in the picture here..this tube was also messy (I like my NEW lipstick tubes FRESH).


Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M101

Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M101

Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M101 is the Brightest of all. A Bright screaming shocking Peach-pink color. This tube was so far the ONLY one which was LESS MESSED one. 

Things i LIKE :

The colors are Nice..Opaque
The counters have TESTER (Yeaaaaay)
Lasts PROPERLY for atleast 3-4 hours


Things i didn't LIKE : 

The Bad quality of the packaging..A messy new lipstick is a big NO NO for me
The stubborn Stain after effect is pretty annoying.

Final Verdict :

I Loved the nice opaque colors..but just for the stain problem i am never going to buy any lipstick from this range ever again :( .

Stay Fabulous,
ShahnazM