Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte lipsticks – Swatches, Details, First Impression!

Hi everyone, do you remember my obsession with the lipstick swatches circa 2014? I used to go to Korean drugstore brands just to get swatches and share them with you. I even shared swatches of Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Mattes. I received some emails at the time about how my swatches helped you pick the shade based on the color in swatches rather than how they appeared in the tube. I loved that. So this time, got a chance to get Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte lipstick swatches. This a brand new range of lipsticks released by Maybelline and it is so new that no one is even talking about it yet. I was searching for the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks when I came across these. But I digress. Let’s talk about the Maybelline Vivid Matte lipsticks!

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational lipstick review

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational

Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick packaging, price

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick

Product: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick

Price: 475 INR | Buy Maybelline lipsticks online

Claim: Flaunt bright, vivid shades of matte with Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick. Everyone is bound to pay attention as the matte comes alive with Color Sensational Vivid Matte!

Quantity: 3.9 g

Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick Shades:

  1. Vivid 1 – Scarlet Red
  2. Vivid 2 – Neon Pink
  3. Vivid 3 – Violet Pink
  4. Vivid 4 – Rosy Orange

Vivid 1 Scarlet Red is a warm-toned medium red which is a classic shade and if you do not have a red lipstick, I would say grab this one! This shade of Red can be worn at all times in the year and looks good on everyone.

Vivid 2 Neon Pink is a bubble gum pink shade which being a cool-toned shade may not work for everyone. But it is still a gorgeous statement shade.

Vivid 3 Violet Pink is a beautiful fuscia shade that would look great on everyone. It is the most wearable shade from this range in my opinion (which is one of the reasons I picked it up)!

Vivid 4 Rosy Orange is a medium orange shade which would look great on light to medium skintones. It is a wearable orange shade so if you have not tried an orange lipstick till now, give this one a try!

Maybelline Vivid Matte Swatches:

Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick – Swatches

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational First Impression:

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid matte lipstick comes in the typical Maybelline Color Sensational packaging shape with a red see-through plastic cap and a black bullet. I love this packaging almost as much as the one released last year for the Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick. I would have liked to see the Vivid Matte print on the cap but it came off with the plastic wrap 🙁 One drawback of this packaging is that the shade is not identifiable from the packaging except for the label at the base!

The lipstick has a beautiful shape and all the 4 shades released are wearable and perfect for summer. I had to restrict myself from picking other shades since I have one too many lipsticks already. But the Vivid3 Violet Pink reminded me of the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk PK015 that I adored in 2014 so I had to pick it.

This lipstick feels very smooth and it looks (and feels) creamy like other Color Sensational lipsticks. It is very easy to apply and has a good color payoff. I liked the finish I got after 2 swipes. It set to a matte finish after a few minutes. It did not feel drying to the lips. And it left a beautiful stain behind which kept the lips a bit colored for a few more hours. The stain came off easily with my makeup cleanser.

Of course I need to try for a few more days to give my final verdict but I am loving the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte lipstick till now!

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Vivid 3 Violet Pink:

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick Vivid Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick Vivid3 Violet Pink – Swatches

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational - Vivid 3

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational – Vivid 3

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational - Vivid 3 Violet Pink

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational – Vivid 3 Violet Pink

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational - Violet Pink review

Maybelline Vivid Matte by Color Sensational – Violet Pink

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick

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Detailed review of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick is coming up soon!

Have you tried the Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick by Color Sensational? Which shade would you like to pick from the Vivid Matte range? Comment below!

Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask – Review!

Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask Review!

Hi everyone, I am back with another face mask review. I have been using them every 2-3 days for the past 3 weeks and my skin is feeling so much calm. In fact I am feeling a lot more calm and relaxed too since I apply them to unwind at the end of the day. So today I am going to review an Innisfree mask  – Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask. I have used the bleached and unbleached cotton mask sheets in the past but I am loving the Hydro gel masks slightly more. So here is the detailed review!

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Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask

Must Read: Etude House Skin Note! Deep Moisturizing Hydrogel Mask Review

Product: Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask

Claim: This Innisfree Hydro gel Mask is enriched with olive oil to form natural moisture barrier to help retain long-lasting moisture within your skin.

Quantity: 25 g

Price: 3000 KRW | Buy Online

Directions:

  1. After cleansing, use toner to refine skin texture.
  2. Take out the mask from package and remove the transparent film.
  3. Position the upper mask around the eye area and remove the white film and attach the skin.
  4. Then place the lower mask around the mouth area and adhere to the skin.
  5. Remove the sheet after 20 minutes and gently pat to allow the remaining formula to absorb into the skin.
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Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask

There are 5 masks in this Hydro gel face mask line:

  1. Innisfree Cactus Hydro Gel mask
  2. Innisfree Berry Hydro Gel mask
  3. Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel mask
  4. Innisfree Aloe Hydro Gel mask
  5. Innisfree Tea tree Hydro Gel mask
  6. Innisfree Canola Honey Hydro Gel mask

Must Read: The Face Shop Vita E Hydro Gel Mask Sheet Review

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Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask

Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Carragreenan, Olive leaf extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Camellia Sinensisleaf extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. Allntoin, Agar, Algin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Artemisia Princeps leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Castor Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl CGlycol, Sorbitol, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate CrossPolymer, Fragrance

Must Read: Innisfree It’s Real Shea Butter Mask Review

Innisfree Olive Hydro Gel Mask comes in a white individual sachet with black and green accents. The packaging is pretty basic but very easy to use and of course travel with. All the important details are printed on the packaging itself in Korean and English.

The hydrogel mask sheet comes in two parts sandwiched between two layers of plastic sheets. The plastic sheets have to be removed before applying the mask on the face. Hydro gel masksheets have essence gel trapped in knit thread of the mask. The essence does not drip like the cotton masksheets. These masks also fit well to the face and get a good grip so as you can walk around or at least sit (something not possible with cotton masksheets!

I am not a huge fan of the scent of this hydro gel mask but it was moisturizing to the skin. And after 15-20 minutes of application, it felt like my skin had become a bit firm (not tight). These masksheets dry up considerably after use so there is not much essence left when I remove them from my face. With cotton masksheets, I usually use the leftover essence to moisturize my arms and neck.

Here’s how a Hydro Gel Mask sheet looks like:

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Hydro gel Mask Sheet

Rating: 4.25/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes

FTC: May contain affiliate links. Bought by Ritu KT for review purposes.

Overall, I am once again impressed by the Innisfree skincare products. They do amazing mask sheets and I have loved Innisfree It’s Real Bija Mask Review and Innisfree Intensive Ampoule Mask Catechin recently. I would recommend the Olive Hydro gel mask to people above 25 years who would like to pamper their skin in addition of getting a bit of moisturizing and firming action. More mask sheet reviews are coming up on the blog!

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Have you tried the Innisfree Olive Hydro gel mask? Which is your favorite brand for masksheets? Comment below!

Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB Cream – Review, FOTD!

Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB Cream – Review, Swatches, FOTD!

Hi everyone, I did a comprehensive post on the Etude House Precious Mineral BB creams. There are 5 of them in the range now and I compared them all with one another. While writing the post I realized I have not shared my review of the Perfect Fit BB cream. I had featured this BB cream in some of my FOTD posts so I have no idea how I missed the review. Anyhow. This Etude House BB cream is still available online so I thought the review of the Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB cream may still be helpful!

Must Read: Etude House Proof10 Auto Pencil – Review, Swatches!

Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB cream

Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB cream

Product: Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB Cream (W24 Honey Beige)

Claim: A BB cream formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA++ that moisturizes, smooths, protects, and corrects with perfect coverage.

Quantity: 60 g (2.11 oz.)

Price: 18 $ | Buy Etude House BB cream Online

Shades: Light Beige (NO2), Natural Beige(W13), Honey Beige (W24)

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Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB Cream

Must Read: Etude House Dear My Wish-Lips Talk Review, Swatches!

Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB cream comes in a peachy plastic tube with gold undertones and a see through black lid. The tube has a pump dispenser. All of the Etude House Korea BB creams in this range (except the Cover & Bright Fit) come in this packaging. It is easy and convenient to use and perfect for travel. As mentioned above, it comes in 3 shades (in korean market). I got the shade W24 Honey Beige.

There 5 shades available internationally but I could not locate them. So W24 Honey Beige was the darkest shade I could find.

Must Read: Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer Review!

Etude House Perfect Fit BB cream has a liquid consistency of a BB cream but it offers medium coverage like a foundation. It sets to a satin finish and looks amazing on the skin. If I wear a concealer with this BB cream, my skin looks flawless for upto 5 hours! It does not feel very heavy on the skin at all. And it does not accentuate my dry spots either!

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Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB Cream

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Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB Cream – Swatches

Sadly the shade is a bit light for me so my face does not match my neck at all when I apply this BB cream. Usually I end up applying this to my face, neck and even exposed area of the chest to keep it all even! So if you are darker than NC35 (my shade) I’d say stay away from this BB cream (unless you can find a darker shade in this range)

In my opinion, the Perfect Fit BB cream worked well for my dry skin. It did not make my skin oily or dry and I think it would work for most skin types.

Must Read: Etude House Proof10 Gelquid Liner – REVIEW, Swatches!

Here is my FOTD wearing the Etude House BB cream:

FOTD

FOTD

Rating: 4/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: No (because of bad shade match)

FTC: May contain affiliate links. BB cream bought by Ritu KT for review purposes.

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Overall, I am pleased with the performance of the Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB cream. Had it been a good shade match for me, I would have considered it my HG BB cream. I like the finish of the Etude House Precious Mineral Blooming Fit BB cream since it makes my skin look glowing and healthy. So the Perfect Fit BB cream is my second favorite from Etude House.

Have you tried the Etude House Precious Mineral Perfect Fit BB cream? Which is your favorite BB cream right now? Comment below!

NYKAA Nail Enamel – Strawberries & Cream

Hi everyone, here is a quick post of a nail paint I have been loving this month – Nykaa Nail Enamel in Strawberries and Cream! I received it in my April FabBag and this has been on my nails on and off every since it arrived.

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Nykaa Nail Enamel – Strawberries N Cream

Nykaa Nail Enamel Strawberries and Cream is a beautiful peach shade which is perfect for the warm (scorching hot) weather we have here in Delhi. It is also a great shade for Indian skintones. The shade is quite a close match to the peach shade in my Colorbar Tentalize Mini Nail Art Kit. And I love them both!

This Nykaa nail paint lasted for 3 days without chipping (no top or base coat) so I am quite pleased with its performance. The shade is beautiful, the brush helps apply the nail enamel well and I think it is a good value for money. I am planning to check out more shades from the Nykaa Nail Enamel range. And I would highly recommend this shade – Strawberries N Cream!

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Nykaa Nail Enamel – Strawberries N Cream

Have you tried the Nykaa Nail Enamel? Which is your favorite nail paint at the moment? Comment below!

Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge – Review!

Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge Review, Price!

Hi everyone, Konjac sponges have been popular in Asia for quite some time now. I tried the Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Cleansing Sponge a couple of years ago. My skin cleared up within a few days of using it regularly. But Konjac (pronounced ko-nee-ac) sponges are one of the high-maintenance skincare tools so I did not repurchase konjac sponge immediately after using it. I had heard that the Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge works better for oily skin so I picked it up since it is hot in Delhi and my skin is oiling up 😉 I have used it extensively the past month and will be letting go of it so here is a detailed review for you!

Must Read: Innisfree Rose Clear Skin (Toner) Review

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Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge

Product: Innisfree Eco Beauty Tool 100% Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge 5.0

Claim: The Innisfree Volcanic Ash and Jelly sponge washes away pore-clogging impurities with Jeju volcanic scoria which is a pure, and fairly rare, ingredient formed from lava as it cools after a volcanic eruption. It has a powerful sebum-absorbing capacity and washes away impurities while moisturizing skin, leaving it cleaner and healthier than ever before.

Free from Talc, silicon, and mineral oil

Price: 5000 KRW (~5$) | Buy Innisfree Best products Online

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Innisfree Eco Beauty Tool – Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge (brown), Jelly Jeju Cleansing Sponge (White)

Innisfree Volcanic Ash & Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge Ingredients:

Jeju-island’s Scoria 7%, Konjac 93%

How to Use Innisfree Volcanic Ash & Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge:

  1. Wet the sponge with water
  2. Add the cleansing foam or soap to create a thick lather.
  3. Use the sponge to clean the pores on sensitive skin. Massage gently all over the face concentrating on the area around the nose, upper lips, chin and forehead.
  4. Wash the face with clean water.
  5. Wash the sponge until all cleanser residue is washed off and clear water starts coming out of the sponge on squeezing.
  6. Dry the sponge in a clean, dry area (not in the bathroom or any other damp area)
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Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge (dry)

Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge review

Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge (damp)

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Innisfree Volcanic Ash & Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge comes in a clear plastic bag with the important details printed on the sachet. The sponges are packed damp so they are soft to touch. When left in open air, the konjac sponges, both the Jelly Sponge and the Volcanic Jelly Sponge harden a bit. For every use, they need to be kept under running water (or a bowl and lukewarm water works best) to dampen them and then used to cleanse the skin.

The Innisfree Volcanic Ash & Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge is reddish brown in color and looks as if the sponge is a little less porous than the (white) Jelly sponge. It looks like a little brick to me 😉

Must Read: Innisfree Intensive Ampoule Mask Catechin – Review!

I had bought this sponge two years ago as well but ended up giving it away to a friend to try since she was having skin problems. I got it again a few months ago to try for myself. It is good at cleansing the skin and after a bit of research I found out that this one is geared towards sensitive skin. I was under the impression, I had probably been told by an SA in Korea, that this konjac sponge was meant for oily skin. In any case, it has worked wonders for my skin and I am so sad that I am so close to a month of using it. Konjac sponges do not have a long shelf life so they need to be replaced every month or so. I used it once every day at night and it helped clear up a lot of blackheads and clogged pores!

If you would like to know more about what is Konjac sponge, how to use a konjac sponge and what are the benefits of konjac sponge, please read my post: Konjac Sponge: What is it, How to Use and Skincare Benefits

Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge review, price

Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge

Rating: 5/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes

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I love using konjac sponges for cleansing my skin especially at night. They can a bit of a challenge to keep clean and dry but they work wonders for the skin. A konjac sponge is something that you will find indispensable once you start using it. Now when I wash my face normally without the cleansing sponge, it does not feel as clean! I would recommend it to people who love to take good care of their skin and would not mind a bit of extra work of washing the sponge after every use. It is a wonderful product!

Have you tried the Innisfree Natural Jelly Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Sponge? Do you like the concept of konjac sponge? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!