5 Simple Steps for Self-Care

The concept of self-care is not a new concept but is still confused by many people with ‘being selfish’ — that somehow taking care of ourselves is self-involvement or a selfish act instead of a self-respectful act. 


It is not a selfish act. Self-care is a practice of activities that are necessary to sustain life and health, initiated by any individual for him or herself! No matter how indulgent or fancy the term may sound, self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. 

Self Care has become a huge priority for me from the last few years – ranging from getting more sleep to exercising and most importantly,  the ability to say no to too many things which don’t serve me in any positive way.

In the end of the day, we all want ourselves to be better than yesterday, but sometimes we are too overwhelmed to decide from where to start!

Hence, in today’s post, I am sharing 5 simple steps of Self-care which will help you ensuring that you are taking good care of your mind, body and soul.

Let’s begin:

  1. Sleeping Well 

First and probably most important thing you need to start caring about is your sleep. I know it sounds cliche, but don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep which should be somewhere around 7 to 8 hours!  Getting ample sleep is so important. You can’t really be very functional next day if you keep feeling tired all the time. 

We all are guilty of either binge watching or taking our phones to bed at sleep O’clock! Develop a sleep routine and try your best to goto bed (for sleeping, NOT for binge watching or phone surfing 😛 ) every night at same time. If you will not be able to sleep at that time, don’t worry and keep trying for few nights, good habits take time 🙂 I actually have a suggestion: try sleep meditation if you haven’t yet! It works most of the time. 

2. Eating Clean 

This is another thing which is definitely super important too to maintain a healthy lifestyle; hence one of the practices of Self-care. When I say practice eating clean, I am aware of the fact that its almost impossible to eat clean 100% of the time but trust me if you will able to do that at least for about 90-95% of time, you win! Small tweaks in your diet can make a huge difference in your lifestyle, daily performance for work and other activities. Because you feel what you eat. If you eat clean, you feel healthy if you eat crap, you feel lethargic.  

Understand that the food you put into your body has a direct effect not only on your mood and energy level, but also on the quality and length of your life.

3. Exercising

Try to stay as active as you can. Staying active doesn’t mean you’ve to hit the gym for 2 or more hours or burn X amount of calories everyday. I mean if you do that and you know its good for you, then you do you but if you’re someone who is not able to take time to commit to gym everyday, you don’t have to. Make a workout routine in which try to do a mix of cardio and strength training exercises at least 3-4 days a week. Rest of the days even if you go for a leisure walk of 30 minutes each day, trust me you still are doing just fine. Find what works for you and go with it!

4.  Learning To Say No

Learning to say no is really hard. Many of us feel obligated to say yes when someone asks for our time or energy. However, if you’re already stressed or overworked, saying yes to loved ones or coworkers can lead to burnout, anxiety, and irritability.

Knowing when to say “no” is one of the self-care activities that people have the most trouble with. It may take a little practice, but once you learn how to politely say no, you’ll start to feel more empowered.

Carefully choose when you say “yes” and make sure you are only agreeing to activities or requests that align with your values or bring you happiness.

5. Do Not Neglect Your Mental & Emotional Health

In the journey of life, where the physical health is very important, most of the times we do not give same kind of attention to our Emotional and Mental well-being.

Mental health is much more than a diagnosis. It’s your overall psychological well-being—the way you feel about yourself and others as well as your ability to manage your feelings and deal with everyday difficulties, that’s why It’s very important to take care of mental health too. Taking care of your mental health also means taking steps to improve your emotional health on your own.  If you feel overwhelmed with any kind of negative emotions, then know that its time for some self-assessment. Find out why are you feeling the way you do. What can you do to change it? May be talk to a loved one or a friend who understands you and share how you feel about any particular situation in your life. However, if that is not possible or available, then engage yourself in the activities that can help in relieving stress for that moment. Take one day at a time and tell yourself it’s okay to feel like this sometimes and promise yourself to replace each negative thought with a positive one! Making these changes will pay off in all aspects of your life. It can boost your mood, build resilience, and add to your overall enjoyment of life.

How do we actually do this? 

It may sound very huge, but it’s not impossible. Remember it’s not a one day job. To begin with, try to develop a Self-care plan that is suitable to your current needs and priorities in life. Self-care isn’t a one-size-fits-all strategy. Your self-care plan will need to be customized according to your needs. For example a Self-care plan of a busy student will be different from a Self-care plan of a mom or a retired person. Analyze which areas of your life need more attention and care than others and build a Self-care plan accordingly.

You don’t have to tackle everything all at once. Take one small step to begin caring for yourself better. And just like that when you find yourself caring for all aspects of yourself and your life, you’ll find that you are able to operate more effectively and efficiently and enjoying life a bit more each day 🙂

What are some things that you like to practice as Self-care? I am still working on #4 . 😛 Happy ‘almost’ weekend!

See you soon in the next post. Until then…




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4 Chic ‘Summer To Fall Transition’ Outfit Ideas

Time is flying by, which means the days are getting just a little shorter and the nights a bit cooler. On fashion front too, the stores have already started putting Summer clothes on the clearance rack and bringing out the Fall staples!

No matter what time of the year it is, we all clearly love to reuse items from our existing wardrobe throughout the year to get most of our money! Having that said, today, I’m sharing four outfit ideas for Summer to Fall transition that will help to carry you from these warm days straight through to cooler weather. Do let me know which one you liked the most? 

Look #1

Look #2

Look #3

Look #4

Are you excited for the arrival of Fall fashion or are you still living for Summer? I think I’m all set for Fall… way to go 😉 !

See you soon in the next post! Until then…



MAC Lipstick Collection (Lip Swatches)

After picking up my first MAC lipstick 6 years ago, I quickly became obsessed with this brand. I think, most of you (lippie lovers) will agree with me that Mac lipsticks are cult favorite!

Today, in this post, I am sharing the lip swatches of all the lipstick and lipliners by Mac Cosmetics that I have collected over the past couple of years.

 

If you’re into Mac lipsticks too and have been keeping an eye on some particular shades (maybe in this collection), then it is a good opportunity for you to go through this post as it may help some of you with same skin tone as me to decide which shade you should or should not pick for yourself! I have not only shared the swatches in this post here, but I will be sharing a mini swatch video on my Instagram handle too (you can find it towards the end of this post). Also, I have NOT done any editing and left the swatch photos untouched for an actual shade idea.

Let’s start with the bullet lipsticks first. But before that, I am adding a picture of me NOT wearing any lipstick, just to give an idea of what my natural lip color is, so that the nude lipstick colors can be clearly differentiate.

Nudes & Browns:

A Girl’s Got Needs 

A Girl’s Got Needs Lipstick is a muted, medium brown shade with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish.

Easy Babe 

Easy Babe Lipstick is a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. 

Age/Sex/Location 

Age/Sex/Location Lipstick is a muted, medium rosy brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and it has mostly matte finish.

Among the Fireflies 

Among the Fireflies Lipstick is a muted, plummy brown with a soft sheen. 

Taupe

Taupe is described as a ‘muted reddish-taupe brown’. It has reddish undertones, which brings out peachy on my warm skin tone.

Double Shot

Double Shot is described as ‘muted reddish-taupe brown’. It has an amplified finish. The color coverage is opaque while the texture is smooth and creamy.

Velvet Teddy

Velvet Teddy is described as ‘deep-tone beige’ and it’s a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.

Mull It Over 

Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick is described as a ‘dirty peach’ which looks like a muted, medium rosy coral with warm undertones and it has a semi-matte finish.

Chili

MAC describes Chili as ‘Brownish-Orange-Red’ with Matte finish. This shade is a perfect blend of brown and orange.

Pinks & Plums:

Syrup

This shade is described as a ‘cloudy pink’ lip color. It is a cool-toned cloudy pink that looks almost like Mauve. Syrup has a lustre finish.

Twig 

Twig Lipstick is described as ‘soft muted brownish-pink’ which is a medium pink with warm undertones and a satin finish.

Captive

Mac describes this shade as a ‘pinkish plum’ shade. The texture of this satin lipstick is creamy and at the same time matte, that is semi-matte kinda finish.

Breathing Fire 

Breathing Fire Lipstick is described as ‘bright warm fuchsia’  with a matte finish. Beautiful bright pink with warm undertone.

Flat Out Fabulous 

Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick is described as a ‘bright plum’ matte with a Retro Matte finish. For me, this is more like dark magenta shade which again compliments almost every skin tone. 

Reds:

All Fired Up 

All Fired Up Lipstick is described as a ‘bright fuchsia’ matte. It has Retro Matte finish. In my personal opinion, this is a red color lipstick with hues of bright pink in it. 

Ruby Woo 

Ruby Woo Lipstick is described as very matte ‘vivid blue red’. It has a retro matte finish. This a very beautiful red shade, compliments almost every skin tone. The only downside of this lipstick is that it is more on drier side. 

Lip Pencils:

Spice 

Spice is a medium rusty brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It gives an opaque pigmentation in a single stroke.

Fruit Cocktail 

The shade is described by MAC as a ‘bright coral’. It is a slightly orange leaning mostly towards coral. The shade looks fairly bright coral on me.

Edge to Edge 

MAC describes Edge to Edge as a ‘dirty blue-pink’. It looks beautiful blush kinda pink on my skin tone.

Candy Yum Yum

This shade is described as ‘bright pink’ and comes with a matte finish. It’s more of a neon, blue-based pink.

Magenta

Magenta is described as ‘Vivid Pinkish Purple’. Its a cool toned blue based bright fuchsia purple pink shade with soft blue purple duo chrome sheen to it.

Cherry

Mac describes Cherry as ‘A Bright Vivid Blue Red’. Its an opaque matte lipliner with barely blue-toned red.

Burgundy

Burgundy Lip liner is described as ‘Brownish Burgundy’ shade. Its a warm toned deep burgundy wine shade which, in my opinion, is flattering on every skin tone!

So, this was the entire collection of lip products by Mac that I own. What are some of your favorites? Do let me know 🙂

Have a lovely (rest of the) week! ❤

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

Summer Look-book: Personal Style

Hello everyone!

Sharing a very quick and short post today, in which I have curated seven outfit looks using seven clothing items (excluding footwear and accessories). If you’re looking for a quick effortless, yet chic outfit idea, I hope you’ll find it here. You can use these looks as an inspiration for anything from a casual day-out ootd to summer party outfit, maybe for office or for a stylish vacay! Enjoy 🙂

Here’s the summary of all the looks:


Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Hot Lips 2 Collection’: Review and Swatches

Hello everyone!

Charlotte Tilbury has launched new Lipstick collection called ‘Hot Lips 2’ a few weeks ago. This collection has 10 brand new shades that include 5 Matte Revolution formulas and 5 K.I.S.S.I.N.G formulas – plus one clear lipstick balm. Each one of these 10 lipsticks is inspired by people that Charlotte considers to be iconic in her life. I also want to mention that the brand took ‘1 million pound’ pledge during the launch with their charity partner “Women for Women International”, which is a charity that works to help women survivors of war to rebuild their lives.

Product Details

Cost: $37.00 (USD) 

Quantity: 0.12 oz

Here’s a list of the names of all the lipsticks in this collection!

The five K.I.S.S.I.N.G. formula lipsticks are:

  • Angel Alessandra –  sunset peachy nude
  • J.K. Magic –  peachy rosy nude
  • Dancefloor Princess –  pretty, cool pink
  • In Love With Olivia –  sumptuous pink
  • Glowing Jen – brownish rose

The five Matte Revolution formula lipsticks are:

  • Amazing Amal – an elegant, soft berry pink
  • Patsy Red – an iconic, statement red
  • Viva La Vergara – a soft wine
  • Red Hot Susan – wearable, tawny-orange red
  • Carina’s Star – a modern peachy soft coral

Packaging

All the ‘Hot Lips 2’ Lipsticks are packed in a beautiful luxurious case printed with one of five eye-catching printed designs and each lipstick is refillable.

I have one shade to share with you all today and that is: Carina’s Star. As I just mentioned above, it is a matte revolution formula.

To see the swatches and know my thoughts about the formulation, please continue reading!

Review:

‘Carina’s Star’ is a homage to Hong Kong actress named Carina Lau. It is a medium peachy shade with a soft coral and warm undertones .

Without Flashlight

It has a satin sheen. The texture is very lightweight, smooth and velvety. The color payoff is medium to semi-opaque and I had to swipe 2-3 times to get the desired color on my lips. It lasted for about 4 hours on me and faded eventually.

With Flashlight

The formula is non-drying, but you have to be real careful about exfoliating your lips before you apply it on your lips as for me, my lips started getting flaky only within 3-4 hours of the application. There is a subtle scent to it, nothing unpleasant. Also, this one is a non-transfer proof formula. You can see the swatches here:

Final Thoughts

If we talk about the shade itself then I think, this one is very wearable peachy shade for summer. Their packaging is gorgeous and I like the fact that they are refillable. But if we talk about longevity, then its not a very good option, I’d say! Also, it transfers easily and fades quickly. And from price point of view too, its quite expensive (hello luxury!). So if you’re one who consider all these things before buying a lipstick or lip product, then I’m afraid, this collection is not for you! But if you’re someone, a lipstick junkie (like myself), who just want to try out every single lipstick in the market 😛 then you should just go and get it for the sake of beautiful shade range and luxurious packaging!

One more thing, if you think (by looking at the swatches), that you really liked the shade of this particular lipstick but you are not ready to spend this much, then I have a dupe for you. It’s by Mac Cosmetics and the shade is called ‘Mull It Over’. This is one of the shades from their Powder Matte Lipstick collection. Bothe of these shades look absolutely similar on me. You can see the swatches here:


If you want to know more about ‘Mull It Over’, then you can find it here:

https://outfitsandmakeupblog.com/2019/03/12/mac-powder-kiss-lipstick-review-swatches-wear-test/

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you had a great weekend!. Do share if you have checked out this collection yet 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…



Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon: Review & Swatches

Maybelline has released quite a few new lip products for summer 2019: Super Stay Ink Crayons. This is an entirely new lipstick collection by the brand and this collection has 12 new shades in total.

I purchased the shade ‘Laugh Louder #40’ from my local drugstore.

Price: $9.49(USD)

Quantity: 0.04 oz


Packaging

Let’s talk about the packaging first. The packaging of these crayons is simple but unique, I’d say. It’s sleek, thin and what makes it even better and unique is that it comes with a sharpener! To me, it looks very much alike an actual crayon. The body of each crayon is colored to reflect the shade inside the pen itself.

Application

The SuperStay Ink Crayon have a rather creamy texture that easily glide onto the lips. Because this lip product is highly pigmented, hence it provides full coverage (color) just in one swipe. Most importantly, it is very comfortable to wear, much more comfortable than the liquid lipstick versions. 

Review

The website claims that these crayons are transfer-proof and smudge-proof, which they are. You just have to let them dry for few seconds after applying. The finish has more of a soft, demi-matte feel to it that looks matte but is  slightly hydrating at the same time. The texture is very lightweight, it doesn’t dry the lips out. It has the same vanilla scent which the matte liquid lipsticks have and I really like it. I wore this lipstick first at 1pm and after that I had my lunch, had my coffee, took a snack and then ate dinner all at different time intervals. I am adding the pictures of all the different times of the day wearing this lip crayon. I didn’t retouch even once during the wear test. And at night, when I had to remove my makeup, it came off pretty easily with the makeup remover without leaving any stains behind. And that’s what, I love most about any lip product. So, the brand claims that it stays on lips for about 8 hours, but for me it was pretty good for a little bit over 6 hours, so I won’t complain much! You can actually see for yourself, in the pictures below:


Swatches (at different time intervals)


Final thoughts…

I feel that this is a good product. As I mentioned earlier, its lightweight, easy to apply and has great pigmentation. It leans more towards the drier side, but retains a softness that doesn’t leave your lips feeling patchy. Bottom of the tube contains a sharpener to make the lippie pointy again, which I think, is a very smart idea! Its long lasting and smudge proof, so if you feel like giving it a go, I would definitely recommend it. 🙂

Hope you’re enjoying every bit of Summer 🙂

Thanks for reading and if you have any thoughts about this new launch, please feel free share! 

See you soon in the next post. Until then…


Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks | Lip Swatches

I love Maybelline. Specially, I’m a huge fan of their ‘Fit Me’ range. The thing I like most about this brand is that its quite budget friendly and quality of the products is top-notch! So, when the brand launched their first batch of Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks, I knew I had to try atleast one shade from the collection. So I picked just one shade ‘Dreamer’. Even though it was a beautiful shade, I didn’t like it much because of the tacky texture. 

Then couple of months later, the brand came out with a new shade range called the ‘Unnudes’. The colors looked amazing, but I decided not to disappoint myself this time too, so I skipped the entire collection. But now once again, the Brand has launched another (new) shade range called ‘City Edition’ and this time around I thought to give these lippies one more chance, hoping for a better formulation! So I picked the shade ‘Globetrotter. And guess what!? ‘Pioneer’ caught my eye too. It is a very beautiful red from their very first collection. Even though I knew what to expect, but I couldn’t resist it 😛 because this RED was simply too good to leave!

In this post, I am not going to share any reviews about these lipsticks because I think its too late for that as this is not a new product launch by any means. But I still wanted to share the swatches of these particular shades with you girls/guys, so that you will get an idea of how do these look on my skin tone, just in case if you’re planning to buy any of it! 

First one is 20 Pioneer: Deep true red.

Second one is 10 Dreamer: Pale pastel pink.

And, last one is 135 Globetrotter: Burnt orange with warm undertone.

Top Left: Globetrotter , Top Right: Pioneer, Bottom: Dreamer

My favorite of all these three is ‘Pioneer’. I love… love this shade. Its a very beautiful red color which will compliment just any skin tone!

Have you tried any of these shades? If yes, which one is your favorite?

Have a Happy (almost) weekend 🙂 .

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

5 Tips To Accessorize Basic Outfits For Summer

Hello everyone!

Basics can be the essential clothing pieces in anyone’s wardrobe. If I talk about my own very ‘momiform’ then (without a doubt) it’s a pair of comfy jeans with a basic tee (most of the days). So for me, the Basics are very important part of my wardrobe. But the thing with Basics is that if you don’t experiment with your outfits then it can be quiet boring to wear same kind of plain outfits on daily basis.

Hence, in today’s post I am sharing some tips and tricks that can help making a very basic outfit, NOT so basic.

  1. Jewelry 

Jewelry is something which I enjoy wearing on everyday basis. My personal favorite is golden (in-trend) jewelry pieces which never fail to add that extra detail to my outfit.

As I mentioned that my everyday outfits are really simple, I pair these jewelry pieces to give a new dimension to my basic look.

2. Handbag

Many of us underestimate the power of a good bag when it comes to styling outfits. A good bag is a game changer. Bags can accentuate the basic look to whole another level.


3. Shoes

In my opinion, shoes and bags go hand in hand as both are tend to co-ordinate together. You can either choose a bright colored or printed pair of shoe as a key item for your outfit. You will notice that a perfect pair of shoe can immediately lift the whole look.


4. Belts

Belts are another item or accessory that adds something extra to your outfit. Specially, if you are someone who enjoy monochrome looks that means pairing same color of top and bottom; like white jeans with white t-shirt or black tee with black jeans. In that case, try adding a black belt to the white outfit and a tan belt to the black outfit and see the difference yourself.

5. Nails

Last but not least, it’s the Nails. Yes nails! I know it sounds cliché but trust me with this: well trimmed and well polished nails do make a huge difference to your overall look. And if you already have a good collection of nail paints, then its always a good idea to jazz up your outfit just by painting your nails. 


That’s it for now! I hope you’ll find these tips and tricks useful If you’re like me, a lover of Basics!

Happy Summer 🙂 

See y’all in the next post! Until then…


Monthly Favorites: May 2019

Hello everyone!

Its been a while that I’ve shared my favorite products with you guys! So I thought of writing a ‘Monthly Favorites’ post by the end of this month and here I am! All the products I’m mentioning in today’s blogpost are entirely beauty related that I’ve been using from past couple of months now. 

Without further ado let’s take a look at this month’s favorites.


Laura MercierFlawless Skin Balancing Crème Cleanser

The first favorite product in my list is ‘Flawless Skin Balancing Crème Cleanser’ by Laura Mercier. I’m using this cream cleanser for more than a month now.

I love this cream cleanser as it moisturizes and hydrates as it cleans. And hydration is one of the most important thing that I look for in my skincare products because of my skin type and the weather I live in. Not only it saves your skin from getting dry but it is really gentle on skin too. 

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

Second favorite on the list is ‘SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion’. It’s a purifying toning lotion that is to be used as your next step after cleansing, in the skincare routine.

I normally use the Clear Lotion with a cotton pad in a swiping motion across my face, and then follow that up with a day cream and/or sunscreen.

I use this product 3-4 times a week as a part of my morning skincare routine. After using this product for a month now, I definitely see an improvement in my uneven skin tone.  

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

My skin gets really dry and flaky, specially during the winter season. I’ve been using the Midnight Recovery Concentrate for about a year now. In spite of using it for so long, I never talked about it on the blog, so I thought to add this to my favorites list too. 

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is basically an oil that you use at night to repair your skin overnight. I use it after removing and washing off my makeup. I put about 3-4 drops of the concentrate on my palm, and apply it on my face. Even though Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is an oil based product, it is not greasy at all. That’s why I use this product even in Summer time too just to get that extra dewy look on my face.

LANCÔME La Vie Est Belle Rollerball

I love to wear perfumes. But I’m very picky when it comes to choosing a fragrance for myself. Usually when I feel like trying any new fragrance, I like to go for the mini version or travel size of that same perfume, so that I can use it for few weeks/months to actually know that I like it or not. 

For this particular perfume, I wanted to give it a try from so long after reading such great reviews about this fragrance. And I purchased this rollerball after trying it in the store. After using it for almost a month now, I can say that this has made a place in my Spring fragrance collection. Not that I have many… but this one is definitely added to the list! 

So talking about the fragrance itself, It seems sweet initially,  but it dries down to a lot more deeper, sophisticated and mature scent that will suit just about anyone. It has the smell that you want to wear when you are going to an event or just when you want to feel more feminine. The rollerball is of excellent quality too and I have had no problems with it leaking or not distributing the perfume as it is supposed to.

Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear In Mellow Yellow (New)

Next on the list is this very beautiful Yellow Mustard’y nail polish by Sally Hansen! Recently, Sally Hansen changed the formulas & shades on a few classic colors from their ‘Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear’  line and one of them is ‘Mellow Yellow’.

Mellow Yellow is a beautiful mustard yellow nail polish color that looks opaque in just two coats. I wanted to get a bright (but not in your face bright) yellow for this spring/summer and when I saw this one, I just fell in love with this color immediately. Isn’t it gorgeous? 😉

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

Last but not least on the list is this Lip Balm by the brand ‘Jack Black’.

I first started using this lip balm last summer as a sample that I got from Sephora and I immediately fell in love with the quality of this product. This lip balm comes in different scents, has SPF 25, and features ingredients such as avocado oil & Shea butter to hydrate the lips and keep them moisturize for longer hours.

This pretty much wraps up my favorites for this month. Hope you had a wonderful month. What have you been loving this month? Don’t forget to share 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…


My Favorite Lipsticks for Spring

The most wonderful thing about spring time is that it feels really good getting outdoors again and it looks so colorful everywhere. On makeup front, the arrival of Spring means a slight change in makeup for me, mostly my lipstick colors.

I was going though my makeup over the weekend, picking out the items that I thought will be appropriate for the season. And, In today’s post I’m going to share all the lipsticks that I think I’ll be reaching for the most this Spring. So without further ado, here are my favorite lipsticks for spring.

Kat Von D Lolita II

Lolita II is a liquid lipstick and described as ‘terracotta nude.’ It’s a muted, medium corally nude with warm undertones and an ultra matte finish. It gives me a long-lasting wear and the pigmentation is amazing too. Here’s how it looks on my skin:


Mac Mull It Over ( + Mac Lip Pencil ‘Fruit Cocktail’)

‘Mull It Over’ is a muted coral with warm undertone and a semi-matte finish. It has semi-opaque color payoff. It has a lightweight velvety consistency.  This lipstick is from their ‘Powder Kiss Lipstick’ range.

As I mentioned, that it has a semi-opaque color payoff, so I like to combine this lipstick with a lip liner from called ‘Fruit Cocktail’ which is from MAC cosmetics as well.

MAC ‘Fruit Cocktail’ is an orange toned bright coral shade. I often use this lip liner shade to mix with different shades to give the lipstick a different look. But again, it can be worn alone as well.  It is creamy and strongly pigmented.

Fruit Cocktail (Alone)

With Mull It Over


Sephora Rouge Gel Lip Liner  09 Nectarine

This creamy gel lip liner is softer than a traditional liner. It is formulated with a gel-cream finish for an enhanced, smooth look without dullness.

The shade ‘Nectarine’,  is a semi- matte coral shade with a hint of orange hue. I find it perfect for every skin tone considering its bright summery finish.  Here’s how it looks on me:


Loreal Colour Riche 711 At The Drop Of A Matte

‘Drop Of A Matte’ is a beautiful lilac/lavender lipstick with warm pink undertones. This lipstick stays put for a good amount of time. Even though it has matte finish yet it looks very hydrating on lips.

Mac (Retro Matte) Flat Out Fabulous

‘Flat Out Fabulous’ is a beautiful plum matte lipstick by MAC Cosmetics. According to me, it is a bright fuchsia matte with a strong plum undertone. It is a vivid and bright shade, and so much more gorgeous on the lips than in the tube. The shade just pops against my skin tone. I think it’s a really flattering color on anyone from fair to dark skin tones. Here’s how it looks on my skin:

So these were some of my favorite lipsticks for spring season. I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments what are your favorite spring lipsticks this year? Will love to hear from you! 🙂

See you soon in the next post! Until then…

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