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Lip Product Addict Tag!

Hey y’all!

I love lip products so much that when I saw the YouTube tag titled Lip Product Addict tag, I thought it would be fun to do it! l thought adding lip swatches would be a good idea since this is not a video and you will get to understand how these colors look IRL.

Before we start, here is how my lips look naturally, without lipstick :

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Alright, let’s get this started :

Q1 : Fave balm/treatment?

My favorite balm at the moment is the 6 Hour Protection lip balm by Neutrogena!. It is amazingly nourishing and non sticky. I haven’t so far found a better balm than this. So it will be my favorite for a long time!. Read my full review by clicking here!

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Q2 : Best eye catching red?

I had always stayed clear of red color, thinking it’s not a color that I can pull off. However, a friend from US said it would look good on me and to give it a try. In addition she also gifted me a red lipstick from the brand Debbilia. Yep!. That’s so sweet of her!. It’s color 05. I am so in love with it. It’s creamy, extremely pigmented and matte. It is long lasting, contains collagen and Vitamin E too. I always love matte lips. Here are the swatches :

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Q3 : Best luxury and best drugstore?

Best luxury would be M.A.C lipstick. More on that in the answer to Q4.

Best drugstore would be the lipbutter from Revlon. I have found the loveliest nude/everyday look for me!. It’s in the color Sugar Plum. It’s a pinkish brown. Personally, I think this color will suit any skin tone. It’s AED 48. To read an in detail review of this lipbutter and two other shades, click here.

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Q4 : Best MAC lipstick?

I own only one MAC lipstick. I swatched a whole lot before deciding on this color. It’s my favorite and it’s called Craving. It’s a beautiful plum color which is perfect for people with a dark skin tone. It’s an amplified creme finish. It’s price is AED100 currently but at the time I bought it it was AED81.

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Q5 : The most disappointing?

This would definitely be the Joli Rouge lipstick from Clarins. It’s in the color Pink Coral (16). I thought this coral would be a nice color. However, it’s too sheer and has slight shimmer in it. It’s price is AED115.

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13This one is about 10 layers of it, so as to build a color for the sake of this pic!

14I feel like this does nothing for me!

I know the shimmer doesn’t really show in these pix, so here is the cotton pad with which I removed the lipstick. It shows well there :

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Q6 : Liner – yes or no?

A HUGE YES!. I absolutely love liners. I believe it will make any lip color more intense. My favorite lip liner is Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Contouring liner in the color Black Tulip. It is a very pigmented plum/maroon color. It’s price is AED22.

16I have used this so much that the writing on the pencil has faded off!!

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With constant lipstick trials (for the purpose of this post) and removing with a cotton pad really irritated my lips and it really shows in this pic :(.

I would like to show you how I do one of my favorite lips looks. After lining like above, I color in almost all of my lips except the center.

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Next, I fill in Mac’s Craving over the liner and the center part too.

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Compare this pic with the pic from Q4 in which I used only MAC lipstick without the liner. You see the difference?

Q7 : Best gloss?

I am not into gloss much since I love matte looks more. However, very occasionally I do use gloss. My favorite for that purpose is Stila Lip Glaze in Majesty. It’s a plum color and very intense. The tube is very unique. You twist one side and the gloss comes into the brush at the other end and you can apply to your lips with that brush. This is also a gift from a friend in US (Yay!. Love thoughtful gifts ♥).

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This is how the glaze looks when applied on top of the look I created in Q6. It’s over the top crazy looking glossy look right?.  I tone it down by simply folding a tissue, placing it in between my lips and giving a light kiss on it. Here is the resulting look :

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Q8 : Something extra!

I would like to discuss about my favorite lip scrub here. I scrub my lips about twice a month. My favorite scrub is Creme Brulee lip scrub by Sara Happ. I am half way through the tub now. It contains Grapeseed oil and Jojoba seed oil too. It’s price is AED110.

I have discussed this scrub before in another post. Click here to learn about more ways to take care of your lips with at home DIYs plus I discussed a home made scrub there!

24I tag the following people to do this tag:

1) Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog

2) Daania of Serendipity Happens (Click here to check out the post she did in response to this tag :))

3) Irene of Drab to Fab

4) Priyanka of The Makeup Saga

5) Sally of Canadian Sassy Sally

6) Sara of Blend N Smack (Click here to check out the post she did in response to this tag :))

7) Anyone else reading this post and has a blog :). Do leave a link in the comments below if you do it, so that I can see what your favs are!

Hope you guys do this fun tag 😀

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Naz ♥

Blast from the Past: Top 10 posts of 2012!

Hello!!

Man, can’t believe 2012 is coming to an end!. I started blogging this year, so 2012 is so special for me. I have got new friends, lovely followers and it was fun meeting you all on cyber space 🙂

According to the total views received per post, I have selected my top 10 posts (out of 27) and linked them below. If you have missed them, please do check them out!!. Do comment too because that makes me soo happy and I love any kind of feedback!

Without further ado, here they are!

10) Review: Chocomania body butter from The Body Shop! comes in 10th place with a total of 84 views.

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9) TLC for your lips… comes in 9th place with a total of 89 views.

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8) Giordano Travel Trolley bag… comes in 8th place with a total of 103 views.

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7) Dubai Shopping Festival and Global Village.. comes in 7th place with a total of 105 views.

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6) Review: Sweet Body Moisture Balm with Avocado from The Face Shop.. comes in 6th place with 110 views.

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5) The new bread in town! comes in 5th place with 118 views.

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4) Revlon lipbutter in UAE.. Finally! Review and swatches… comes in 4th place with a total of 134 views.

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3) Birthday giveaway! comes in 3rd place with a total of 154 views.

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2) Review: Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift foundation.. comes in 2nd place with a total of 285 views.

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And now for the WINNING post!.. Guess which one!

1) Review : Sunfeast Dark Fantasy chocolate biscuit.. comes in the prestigious 1st place with a total of 499 views!!

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You guys wouldn’t believe how MANY people search for posts on these biscuits. I can see all the search terms that leads to each post, so nearly EVERYDAY people search for this fantastic Sunfeast biscuits. It’s almost unreal!. When I wrote this post, I never thought it would be my TOP post of 2012!

I hope you guys check out these posts, in case you haven’t seen them before. God bless you all and lets welcome New Year 2013 together 🙂

Am so looking forward to writing more in 2013!

Love you all so much!

Naznin 🙂

Revlon lipbutter in UAE.. Finally! Review and swatches…

Hello all!

I am super excited to do this review. I have been waiting for a LONG time for Revlon to introduce the lip butters in UAE. Finally it was introduced in Life Style and Beauty Bay stores exclusively towards the end of May and then all over Dubai from June 1st onwards.

Here are the three colors that I am loving right now: Pink Truffle, Berry Smoothie and Sugar Plum (the last one will be introduced in UAE only later on. I got it from a friend in US)

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My experience: I am totally in love with it! It has a smooth creamy texture, feels amazingly nourishing and the colors can be build up very well. If you want just a stain on your lips and go totally sheer, that’s possible and if you want a full fledged rocking lip, just add some more coats!. Unless, you eat or drink, the color stays put on the lips. Also all of them are very pleasantly scented. I love it’s packaging. I carry it in my purse so that I can touch up any time.

Pink Truffle is definitely my favorite. It is a nudish brown and pink mix. It’s such a lovely color. Berry Smoothie is a violet and pink mix with pink sparkles in it. I am not talking about glitter chunks here. Just a touch of sparkle. That’s it. Sugar Plum is a light natural mauve kind of pink. I think the three colors I have are really suitable for just about any skin tone.

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This photo has Sugar plum on the left, Berry Smoothie in the middle and Pink Truffle on the right. The pic is clicked under a tube light.

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This photo  is the same with a natural lighting.

There is just one problem though. You should be having super smooth lips before you apply the lip butter because they tend to emphasize any cracks or dry flaky areas you have. Click here to know how to get smooth lips http://nazninazeez.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/tlc-for-your-lips/

Each lip butter is priced at AED48/-. The colors that are currently available in store are Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie, Pink Truffle, Candy Apple, Sugar Frosting, Raspberry pie and Cotton Candy.

*hint hint* : One of the products in my first blog giveaway will definitely be a lip butter!. So be a follower today and stay tuned for it.

Love,

Naznin