Hello everybody !! Hope you are having a fun weekend.
We celebrated Holi- the festival of colors in India yesterday. I have posted some crazy fun pics of me and family playing with colors in Instagram. Please follow us in FB, Insta and twitter so that you never miss any update from us.
Today I will be sharing with you a mini makeup haul I ordered on Valentine’s day 🙂 You can consider them as a V-day gift to myself 😀 I finally received the Gigi Hadid X Maybelline eye shadow palette which launched in India on 14th Feb along with all other remaining products in the range. Honestly speaking since the day Gigi launched her collection I was most excited for the red lipsticks and this eye shadow palette, the other products in the range did not appeal to me as a must have. I already reviewed the felt tip liquid liner and 2 of the red lippies – Khair and Austyn in my previous post. Please check that out if not already.
As you all know my favorite makeup shopping website is NYKAA. Almost 80% makeup in my vanity are from their website. Whenever they come out with their own range of products, I really have high expectations from them. Most of the time they do not disappoint me at all. This time they came out with holographic Unicorn nail paint range which they have named – Unicorn Potion Nail Enamel. Both holographic nails and unicorn colors are very on trend currently. As soon as I saw these pretty bottles I fell in love and immediately ordered my favorite shade.
These are the products I ordered :
- Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Eyeshadow Palette – Cool (4g for INR 799)
- Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon – Peach Me with free sharpener (2.8g for INR 599)
- NYKAA Unicorn Potion nail enamel – Frosted Fairy (9ml for INR 199)
- Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color – Nonstop Orange (10ml for INR 350)
Lets get started with detailed review !!
Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Eyeshadow Palette – Cool :
I was really looking forward to this palette since it launched. I do not own the City mini palettes which Maybelline launched last year. But I heard lot of beauty gurus say that this palette is even better than the city mini shadows. If you own both, let me know in the comment section which one you think is better 🙂
All the packaging in Gigi’s range has the same blushed pink color which I absolutely love. The palette is tiny and looks very cute. It is perfect for travel purpose because of the compact size. The plastic is good quality and the lid shuts tightly.
But it lacks a mirror, which in my opinion is a huge drawback specially because it is not a very affordable palette. For 6 shades it costs INR 799 and still it lacks a mirror 😦 Also this palette does not contain any brush which is not a huge con, as most of the brushes which come with palettes are useless.
There are 2 shades in this palette range – warm and cool. I personally think the colors in the warm palette can be found in many other palettes as well and the color scheme did not appeal to me much. Though usually I gravitate towards the nudes and warm toned palettes in most cases, this was an exception 😀
The cool toned palette has a great mix of shimmer as well as matte shades which go with each other very well. I feel you can create many different eye looks with this palette even if you decide to travel with only this.
The ingredient and other details are mentioned at the back of the palette.
The shimmers are my favorite in this palette (as with most palettes in my collection :P) especially the pink one on the rightmost corner. In my opinion the shimmers are more pigmented than the matte shades. All the shades are very smooth and blends really well with each other. The glitter particles in the shimmer shades are very fine and do not feel chunky at all.
There are total 3 mattes and 3 shimmers. From the top left corner :
- 1 – a light golden shimmer color – great for brow bone and inner corner highlight
- 2 – a cool toned brown matte color – great as a deep warm transition color
- 3 – a pink shimmer with fine golden glitter – a sweet romantic pink all over lid shade with heavy golden shine
- 4 – a matte violet shade – most unique color in the palette, can be used as transition, all over lid shade for a matte eye look, also in the lower lashline
- 5 – a bronze shade – a highly pigmented metallic shimmer shade, looks beautiful as a all over lid shade
- 6 – a matte charcoal brown shade – this is the only shade which looks slightly chalky to me, but you can use it in the outer corners to define your crease / to smoke out your eyeliner. It is not a highly pigmented shade which is a good thing for beginners or if you struggle with dark colors. You can build up the color slowly.
This is a hand swatch of all the colors in the palette.
Rating : 4/5
Will I repurchase ? Not this one. I want to try out a City mini palette next.
If you like the color scheme of this palette, you can definitely give this one a try. I like it a lot. In case you like the warm palette colors, you can even choose that one. Both the palettes have equally good quality shades.
Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon – Peach Me :
I love Faces as a whole brand. None of their products are disappointing to me till date. I love their lip crayons, mineral loose powder, eye liners as well as eyeshadow palette.
I own 6 other shades of this particular matte crayon from Faces. I am collecting all my favorite shades one by one since its launch. But most of the colors I own are red or nude colors – Midnight Rose, Spiced Latte, Runway ready, Smokin Hot, Really Rust and Majestic Rose. Let me know if you want to see swatches of any of these.
I always wanted a sweet peachy pink color in my favorite lippie. That is why I bought this particular shade.
The packaging is like any standard lip crayons. The body is color coded which is very convenient to identify the color. Only problem is it is not retractable, you have to sharpen the crayon. But it comes with a free sharpener.
The product has a soft matte texture which is not at all drying on the lips. It is very comfortable and lasts a decent amount of time. The formula is not transfer proof, but it fades out leaving a tint on your lips. It does not leave you with butt hole lips and neither enhances the dry patches / cracks.
Since it has a matte texture, it is better not to layer it too much. Also it is always good to prep your lips with a lip scrub and then a good lip moisturizer.
The product is highly pigmented, you get opaque uniform color in just 1 swipe. The color Peach Me is really pretty, a sweet peachy pink which you can wear everyday for office / college. A perfect color to wear for a day time girly look or a soft romantic look. In my opinion this color is best suited for fair to medium complexion.
Rating : 5/5
Will I repurchase ? Not this one, but I will try a different shade from the same range.
I love almost all the colors in this range. My all time favorite matte lip crayon !! They have a huge shade range, you will definitely find one of your choice. Highly recommend.
NYKAA Unicorn Potion nail enamel – Frosted Fairy :
Have a look at the bottle before we go on to anything else. It is soooo pretty, the cap resembles a unicorn horn 🙂 I loved the concept as well as the product from the very moment I saw these in NYKAA’s Instagram.
The packaging as I said is one of my favorite compared to all other nail paints available in market. Combining both the holographic effect and unicorn color was an amazing concept by NYKAA team. I like 2 more colors in this range – Pink Pony (baby pink) and Mystical Mermaid (sky blue). But this color Frosted Fairy is my favorite.
The color truly represents the unicorn color. A silvery purple holographic color, looks both pretty and unusual on the nails. Both the shine and nail color remains in my nails for at least 5 days to even a week without chipping. I do almost all types of household work, and any nail paint which lasts so long and looks pretty at the same time is like a dream come true.
Rating : 4/5
Will I repurchase ? I will not repurchase this shade, but I will surely try Pink Pony / Mystical Mermaid next.
If you love high shine unique nail colors, this one is a must try !!
Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color – Nonstop Orange :
This nail paint by Maybelline is again a cult favorite similar to the Faces lip crayon. I have a habit of collecting all different shades of the products I really love. I absolutely loved this fiery orange color on my nails. I think this shade will suit any skin tone.
Other shades I own & love from this range are : Divine Wine, Hot Salsa, Bubblegum and Uptown Blue. Let me know if you want to see swatches of any of these.
This is the most long wearing pigmented formula I have ever tried in any nail paint. Very true to the brand claim, this color stays on my nails without chipping at all for more than 7 days which is a really rare experience. As you already know I cook, wash my dishes and do all kinds of household work everyday. This nail paint stays for so long, in case you do not do any house work it will stay forever until you remove it with a nail wipe.
The gel effect gives a beautiful shine which stays as long as the color. The product is so pigmented that only 1 swipe gives you opaque application. 2 coats seals the deal completely. The flattened tip of applicator brush makes it even easier to apply.
This color Nonstop orange is a bold orange color with heavy red undertones. A perfect color to wear on festivals, wedding or any special occasion. It will complement all skin tones very well.
Rating : 5/5
Will I repurchase ? I do not usually repurchase nail paint, as I love trying new products.
If you find nail paints difficult to last, they easily chip off giving you a hard time, you should definitely give this product a try. They have a huge range of shades, you can choose any color of your liking. This is one of my all time favorite, highly recommend !!
Hope you enjoyed reading about my mini makeup haul and the review helped you in some way.
Let me know which products you want me to review in my next post.