April 14, 2014

Must-Trust-Lust: Lipstick Edition

This season, we are kickstarting a new series called Must-Trust-Lust. Each month we will review, recommend or simply refer trendy picks of the moment. Starting with the three lipsticks each woman should own at all budgets.

Disclaimer: These are all tried first hand and bought products and we are not being paid to do this. Strictly our viewpoint, we bring you some damn good steal options for days when you don't want to spend a bomb and still indulge yourself. You must have heard of the 'lipstick effect'?

What: Chambor Flambe 167
Price: Approx Rs 450/-
Pro: This lipstick is a dream for more than one reason. Flawless application and finish, portable packaging, a beautiful bright orange (perfect for summer) that stays put on your lips without being heavy. Extremely hydrating with even coverage all over.
Con: The colour fades after a few hours of wear, but I don't mind a couple of trips to the ladies' room for this shade.

What: NYX Pure Red
Price: Approx 385/-
Pro: I love this shade, it's the perfect bright red that looks great during the day as well. It has an impeccably smooth finish and will last you the whole with any major touchups. I recommend this shade to the lighter and slighter pale skin tones for a quick makeover.
Con:  The colour seriously doesn't fade, I have a slight tinge even after I remove it with a makeup remover.


What: Guerlain Gourmandise M71 
Price: Approx 2,888/-
Pros: I love the lipgloss-like application and that attached mirror with it. No need to apply a lipstick pencil or any lip balm before. This lipstick has quickly become my favourite, the bright neon shade look great on all Indian skin shades. Thinking of getting the deep red in this style soon.
Cons: The price can be the only damper for this product but we feel if you make just one lipstick purchase unlike us, then this will be worth it. 
Other than that, this is a little heavy so not your quintessential portable lipstick. 

Got a favourite?

April 11, 2014

Summer Parites

I don’t know if it’s just me but I’m always confused about dressing up for a night out during summer. So this time, I’ve figured out the perfect formula for fun summer parties ahead.
Tee, Ritu Kumar Label| shorts, Zara| wedges, H&M| cuffs, Fashion Bombay| clutch, PAX
  • The key is not going overboard. Choose a couple of showcase elements and combine with simple classics. In this case an embellished tee + leather shorts + comfy wedges. 
  • An embellished tee is just thing you need for those impromptu dinner dates perfect for when you don't want to dress up. Wear it with your favourite ripped denims, a pair of classic sandals and bright lipstick. 
  • Maxi dresses are another option for a nonchalant style during summer.
  • Finally, wedges give instant height, added support and won't wear you out after a full day on your feet.
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