Oct 19, 2013

In Love edition: Fall-Holiday shades

It took me an hour to pen down the words "In Love edition" for a new blog series. I was looking for words to represent my object desire, wish list, things I am loving now. Searched for french, spanish, italian words to churn out something special and different but at last something simple and english.

1. Chanel Rouge Coco lipcolor Rivoli - I have been longing for this one the moment I saw it on Anne Hathaway. She sported it in Oscars, yeah she was the spunky host that year with 8 dress changes. Rivoli is a deep red almost maroon shade and I am falling for dark colors now. Its Chanel, a celebrity pick and Parisian name *Rue De Rivoli*, so desirable.

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense lipcolor Palpitante - Beautiful fuchsia color, bright pink but not leaning neon. I can pull it off easily any occasion and time. Also it would look more beautiful in cold months when our skin tone is bit pale.

3. Burberry Lip Mist Blueberry - OK so this is a biased one. A lipstick of my blog's name *Blueberry* I MUST have it. Blueberry is sheer oxblood color in lip balm finish. This lipstick might look brown on me and will be glamorous with Burberry trench. Now now, me swaying with emotion.

4. Nars Pure Matte Lipstick Volga - Matte and dark, NARS Volga has to be in list. Saw it in Harper's Bazaar photo below and luckily on Indian complexion. Described by the brand as deep aubergine, it looks inky, dark and bit purple. I don't have single matte, Volga could be great start.

5. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense lipcolor Incandescente - I desire a bright Chanel red lipstick and Incandescente is perfect. Many have reviewed it as warm, flaming red. Incandescente looks like great holiday red, plus the new rouge allure formulas pack more shine. Shiny red, happy holidays.

6. Essie Berry Hard nail polish - Dark berry color, looks elegant and will complement all above lipsticks. Saw it on Lisa Eldridge in her video .

Oct 17, 2013

MAC Party Line cremesheen lipstick review

Fall season, noir lips, hot chai and chocolate truffles. That would be my idea of holidays in Parisian land. Dabbling with the dark lip trend for 2013, I got Party Line lipstick through Back to MAC. To choose a lipstick is confusing as I wish to get a new color, good finish and long lasting. I thought of getting either a pink or maroon or some dark shade. Party Line looked good on my skin tone and I liked the berry hints in it. MAC describes it as red toned plum on website, however the red is lost on my warm complexion.

Party Line is from deep red family of MAC cremesheen range. I would say the color is burgundy mixed with red and brown. The lipstick is very glossy when applied, covers with opaque color and hydrating. The shade is vampy and appears deep wine at night. Its a proper wine color in  my opinion. I have completely fallen for Party Line this season. Its bold, its deep and its warm, the perfect combination for cooler months. I would take the liberty to say that the color can look flattering across all skin tones, only the intensity would differ. Also with the right amount of maroon in it, this could be the elegant color to wear in weddings all year round for our Indian beauties.

However, Party Line is not a young and fun color, its mature and safe. I do feel that Chanel makes the best dark lipsticks but MAC has churned out this beautiful shade. Party Line could be a cross between Chanel Rivoli and Rouge Noir, here is a Cafemakeup blog swatch to compare.

Recommendation - Pair it with translucent skin, elongated lower lash line set with black kohl and loadsa mascara. Party Line works true magic at night.