Chanel Glossimer 367 Intrigue

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Product: Chanel Glossimer

Shade: no. 367 Intrigue

When was the last time you treated yourself to something special? It’s too hot for evening walks in the park, everyone’s busy with life in general so I hit the mall and this is what I picked up to perk up my spirit. Everyone needs a bit of Chanel in their life.

So here I was walking in the mall minding my own business, swatching different lippes when this dusky beauty stared back at me. I had to get it! I was so bored with my corals and tangerines, I needed something different. I wanted some red wine…something to compliment my dusky skin.

And boy was I let down!

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Overall I love the feel of this gloss. Even if the shade was a bit of a let-down I can see this flying with a lot of people. Chanel lip glosses are an absolute luxury to have. They are not sticky, have a decent wear power and beautifully moisturise the lips leaving it soft and supple long after the colour has worn off. So for this reason, this gloss is a winner for me.

PROS:

  • Possible ‘nude’ shade for dusky women
  • Extremely moisturising
  • Good stay power

CONS:

  • Expensive

Overall Rating: 4/5

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral

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Product: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge

Shade: Calypso Coral

I have had this for quite a while now and I have tried it…and tried it…and swatched it…and worn it out in the sun……licked it (no I didn’t!) but you get my drift.

I did not like it. There I said it. There’s no going back now. Why? You ask.

This product has been hugely successful in all of Bobbi brown make up launches and I do not say this lightly at all. In fact I have tried the older version of this too, I think I might even have reviewed it but I am going to talk about just this one now.

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Let’s start with the good bits. The packaging is gorgeous! It comes in the typical Bobbi Brown black compact type packaging with a mirror, not really in a pot as the name suggests. I like the newer packaging than the older version (even though they skimped on product quantity) as the older version did not come with a mirror and looked less luxurious. It clicks shut too and the creamy product travels well.

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But that’s where it ends for me I am afraid. It is a creamy blush/ lippy but I could never wear this on the lips as it is not smooth, does not glide and settles easily in my lip lines. The colour particularly does nothing for me and as you can see from the swatches it is a ‘line hugger’! I am a huge fan of coral shades but this one is not exclusive.

I would say it works better as a blush, I apply it with my finger tips and it blends okay. My personal gripe with this blush is the uncomfortable sticky feeling on my cheeks that most luxury cream blushes do not have. I would have liked it to sort of disappear and give me a glow but it sort of just sits there. And no it does not go as a cream to powder blush and the effect is quite streaky.

The colour payoff is pretty good as you need very little product and its buildable and such so I suppose its value for money in that sense. I have sensitive skin and every time I wore this product it irritated my skin and I ended up not wearing it for long. It settled in to my pores, in fact it blocked my pores in a way. The product is quite heavy so even though it’s a summer colour, I didn’t like wearing it in the sun as it made my skin extra greasy and I have dry skin.

I don’t think I would be purchasing this again. Even though I am a huge Bobbi Brown fan, our love story ends here.

So am I over reacting? Am I the only one here?

PROS:

  • Packaging

CONS:

  • Everything else.

Overall Rating: 2/5

Clinique Chubby Stick – Two Ton Tomato

Product: Clinique Chubby Stick

Shade: Two-ton Tomato

Price: Rs 1500 on FlipKart

My thoughts:

Hello Peeps! I am back after a looong sabbatical expanding my small family. So here s my first review!

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I love this! It’s been around for a while now and it is here to stay.

Its balmy, it’s extremely moisturising and it looks natural on the lips. Well at least on my NC 37 skin. I have owned it for quite a while now and I see myself reaching out for it a lot since I got it.

I have worn it to lunches, kids play dates, shopping, hell even school runs, pretty much everything that doesn’t require too much “make up” effort. BUT it is not a night colour. I wouldn’t wear it to a party because it pretty much gets wiped off after your first drink and you will find yourself running to the powder room for touch ups. That and I personally prefer bright colours for night time shenanigans. Here is a swatch of the shade below.

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I would say if you don’t do stunts with your pout you are looking at about a 3Hr wear time. This does not include cheeky snacks or sips of water even.

So tell me what do you think? Yay or Nay?

PROS:

  • Colour coded hygienic and convenient packaging

CONS:

  • Low pigmentation
  • Expensive

Overall Rating: 4/5

Have you tried the chubby sticks? What do you think?