nykaa ultra matte lipstick marilyn review & swatch

Hey guys! After a very long break from blogging, here I am back with yet another product review! I have with me the Nykaa ultra matte lipstick in the shade Marilyn.It was launched just few months back, and the hype around the the nykaa untra matte lipstick got my attention.

If you are active on Instagram, I am sure you guys must have come across Indian beauty bloggers sharing lipstick swatches of Nykaa ultra matte lipstick o their page. So much of hype aside, is the lipstick worth buying? Continue reading to know more about the shade that I bought from their ultra matte lipstick collection and also my honest review on the product.

Let’s listen to what the brand has to say about the Nykaa ultra matte lipstick
Matte, matter, mattest! Meet the Nykaa ultra matte lipstick, a super matte lipstick that adorns your lips with a veil of full-bodied, opaque color for a modern matte finish. The exquisitely blended formula of this lipstick strikes a perfect harmony between intense color and extreme matte finish. It’s super-smooth jojoba oil fortified formula glides on your lips effortlessly and keeps them nourished all day long. It doesn’t get better and matter than this!
Features of Nykaa ultra matte lipstick-
1. Extreme matte finish
2. Full-bodied pigment
3. Long-wearing and weightless formula
4. Vegan, dermatologically tested, paraben free and cruelty free.

Price– Rs 599

Quantity– 4.2 gm
Shelf life– 3 years
Shades available– They have around 10 beautiful shades available, consisting mostly of Pink, nude, red and berry shades.Each shade has a number and names inspired from some of the most iconic women in history. Such as 01 Helen, 02 Nefertiti, 03 Audrey, 04 Venus, 05 Noor, 06 Diana, 07 Grace, 08 Cleopatra, 09 Monalisa and 10 Marilyn.

Where to buy Nykaa ultra matte lipstick– You can purchase the lipstick from Nykaa official website.
1. Paraben free
Long shelf life
Beautiful shade
Easy to apply
Nice packaging with a magnetic lid that keeps the lipstick secure.
Not transfer proof
Available only online

My experience with the product-
I was pretty excited when I received my product. I was looking for a rich red lipstick shade on a more affordable side, and around that time when I saw that Nykaa had recently launched their ultra matte lipstick, I could not hold myself. I had to try it! It was the shade ‘Marilyn’ that got me hooked. The shade is totally the kind of red I was looking for. Has a blue undertone to it with a hint of raspberry pink.
The first time I tried the lipstick, I was totally blown away with the color, texture and pigmentation of the product, but was later on let down with the amount of lipstick that kept transferring through out the day.The lipstick is not transfer proof, but interestingly the color stays on the lips throughout the day, meaning, it has a strong staining power that no mater how much the lipstick transfers, it’ll still look like you have a good amount of color on. Considering the price, even though it’s fairly priced, I just feel that it came with better staying power. In terms of the color of the lipstick, I am 100 percent happy, but the way it transfers made me pretty upset. I feel the product would be a great option for photo-shoots, but not so great to wear it on a special occasions or for a long day out.

Have you tried the Nykaa ultra matte lipstick yet? What are your thoughts, let me know in the comment section below.

Easy ways to remove tan from face immediately at home

After my recent 14 days trip to Manang – Nepal, my skin tanned like never before. I did carry sunscreen lotion and moisturizer, but even then my skin darkened and looked brownish red. As they say ‘ oily skin recover faster from skin tan than the dry skin’ , so yes, I almost could get rid of my skin tan in just 1 week using some really easy home remedy to remove tan from face. Keep reading if you want to know how to get rid of skin tan at home.

Tomatoes and potatoes puree ice cubes for skin tan.

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants which not only soothes the skin from tan but also gives the skin a healthy glow.

How to use tomatoes for sunburn/ skin tan

You can either apply sliced tomato directly on your face or make a puree then ice cubed it and use one cube daily on clean face. I like to use tomato puree on my face, because it is simple to store , makes less waste and tomato puree ice cubes does two jobs in one – soothes the skin and tones the skin at the same time.

How to make –

Wash the tomatoes and cut them in medium sizes. Blend it smooth in a blender adding just two to three spoons of plain water. Once it’s blended well, pour it carefully in a ice cube tray and leave it to freeze. You can use one cube in the morning and one before going to bed.

I even made cubes out of potato juice and I usually use it on alternative days. You can either grate the potato and apply the juice directly on your face using a cotton or make cubes of the juice.

Apart from these potato and tomato cubes , I tried this really moisturizing face mask that helped to remove skin tan leaving my skin super soft and healthy.

Potato, curd and honey face mask for skin tan

How to make –

Boil one potato until soft. Remove the skin and mash it well. Add two spoons of curd, one spoon honey and give it a good mix. Apply on a clean face. Wash it after the face pack is properly dried. Do massage your face for 5 mins before rinsing it with cold water.

Colorbar Mascara- Lash Illusion Duo Mascara Review

Who doesn’t wish to have long and voluminous eyelash!? We all do! While some are blessed with it , others have to count on a good mascara to achieve an illusion of long and thick lashes. I have to admit that I have pretty short and straight eyelash.

I ordered this Colorbar Mascara – Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara from Amazonbecause of its dual mascara tube and its functionality. It looks very promising from its cover, but it is worth the hype?

Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

About Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

Open up your eyes and give your eye makeup that perfect polished finishing touch, with this wonder from the house of Colorbar. Colorbar Mascara duo-step Mascara makes the eyelashes look naturally thick and long with its lash lengthening and lash volumizer.

Color Available-Black

How to apply Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

Start with Lash Lengthening and apply on  both upper and lower lashes. Next, take the other side which has Lash Volumising and coat on top of the lengthening mascara applied at first. For best application move the wand in zigzag upward motion.

Price- 450 RS .You can however get it for cheaper online. I paid 360 on Amazon.

Pros of Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

  • Jet black color
  • Stays upto 5 hours straight
  • Handy packaging

Cons of Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

  • It takes layers of products to achieve a long eyelash illusion.
  • Gets clumpy if not used properly
  • The wands of both the side are same and gives the same result. If you have a mascara wand with wide brush, try finishing the application with it for a better result.
  • Not waterproof
  • No ingredients list mentioned on the tube.

My final take on the product

The concept and look of the colorbar dual mascara is pretty cool. It’s reasonable.  Gives two functions in one tube. I just wish it had different sort of brush for both ends. A curved wand could have made the application of the lengthening mascara much easier. If you have a mascara curler, I suggest you to curl your eyelash before applying the product. 🙂

Would I buy this product again?

Well, may be no. It was a fun experiment with this one tho.

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