Sep 30, 2010

Silky, Sensual, Radiant Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte - Luscious Pink (Swatch)

Dazzling colours and a pleasure to applyAll the magic, refinement and know-how of Yves Saint Laurent can be found in this lipstick which combines pleasure of the senses, bright colours and total comfort. Both light yet rich, its creamy texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips for a pleasant feeling and incredible smooth-on qualities.

ysl rouge volupte silky sensual radiant lipstick swatches spf15 luscious pink 23
ysl rouge volupte silky sensual radiant lipstick swatches spf15 luscious pink 23


My first purchase from YSL, I blame Gaea for this :D She had done a post on IMBB showing off her YSL lipstick, and when I met her I just had to drag her over to the YSL counter and pick this up for myself. See, its totally her fault, right?
  • Superbly pigmented..the slightest swipe deposits so much colour..I am still wow.
  • Is creamy smooth.
  • This particular colour is perhaps a tad too bright for me, but I still like it :D :D The swatch on my hand is what it actually looks most times more than the swatch on my lips.
  • The design of the case shows a bit of the colour with the logo over it. The colour outside is exactly what is the colour of the lipstick.
  • SPF 15 
Shade: Luscious Pink (23)
And these are the swatches. The colour looks so dull on my lips, in the photo, but is actually just as bright. My camera just wasn't able to capture it properly, probably because it was a cloudy day :-( 

ysl rouge volupte silky sensual radiant lipstick swatches spf15 luscious pink 23
ysl rouge volupte silky sensual radiant lipstick swatches spf15 luscious pink 23
ysl rouge volupte silky sensual radiant lipstick swatches spf15 luscious pink 23

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiante Lipstick SPF15 Swatches:
  • Nude Beige (1) - Creamy neutral beige
  • Sensual Silk (2) - Creamy pinkish beige
  • Beige Ultimate (3) - Mauve taupe
  • Lingerie Pink (7) - Light creamy pink
ysl rouge volupte lipstick silky sensual radiant spf15 Nude Beige 1 Sensual Silk 2 Beige Ultimate 3 Lingerie Pink 7 swatches
L to R:  Nude Beige (1), Sensual Silk (2), Beige Ultimate (3), Lingerie Pink (7)
  • Peach Passion (13) - Vibrant peachy pink
  • Red Muse (17) - Bright orange red
  • Red Taboo (18) - True blue red
  • Exquisite Plum (22) - Deep rich plum
  • Luscious Pink (23) - Muted Rose
ysl rouge volupte silky sensual radiant lipstick spf15 Peach Passion 13 Red Muse 17 Red Taboo 18 Exquisite Plum 22 Luscious Pink 23 swatches
L to R:  Peach Passion (13), Red Muse (17), Red Taboo (18), Exquisite Plum (22), Luscious Pink (23)
  • Praline (24) - Light neutral taupe beige
  • Tender Peach (26) - Light pinkish peach
  • Opera Rose (29) - Vibrant rose pink
ysl rouge volupte silky sensual radiant lipstick swatches Praline 24 Tender Peach 26 Opera Rose 29
L to R:  Praline (24), Tender Peach (26), Opera Rose (29)
Cost: $34.00

YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15 lipsticks - Swatches:  Rouge Vermillon, Le Fuschia, Rose Stilleto, Rose Boheme (available here) - Cost:  $30

ysl pur couture rouge lipsticks swatches rose stilleto boheme le fuschia vermillon
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks SPF 15 Swatches (L to R):
Rouge Vermillon, Le Fuschia, Rose Stilleto, Rose Boheme

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Sep 29, 2010

Peel Appeal: Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel-Off Mask

I have always had a fascination for peel-off masks. Guess anyone who has "accidentally" squeezed out more than the necessary quantity of Fevicol would agree with me :D :D   Unfortunately for me, although I have bought many peel-off masks (not naming brands but some really popular ones are the orange yummy-smelling ones) they haven't really done anything for my skin; some have even left me looking quite a few shades darker!! Not really something I was aiming for, so for quite some time, playing with Fevicol was the only way to satisfy the peel-off craving :P :P  A few days back, though, I found the Himalaya Herbals Almond-Cucumber peel-off mask.

himalaya herbals face mask reviews peel off almond and cucumber indian

I had heard of this mask before, but the mythical creature was never really seen by me wherever I searched. I had almost given up any hopes of ever finding it, but a casual stroll through Health and Glow and I got lucky! Reached home, and IMMEDIATELY used this, and its been Lou Lou Louuuuuuu for me ever since then :D

Himalaya Herbals take on this:
Unclogs pores. Peels away blemishes to leave a healthy, glowing skin. Almond nourishes, soothes and softens the skin. Cucumber tones your facial skin and provides cooling effect. Pineapple removes impurities and dead tissues and firms up the skin. Indian Gooseberry (Amla) has cleansing and anti-oxidant properties.
Cucumis sativus (Cucumber, Trapusha) has an enzyme that helps keep the facial skin soft, has a healing and soothing effect on damaged skin and is a natural sunscreen. It acts as a toner and lightens facial skin.
Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry, Amalaki) has cleansing and antioxidant properties.
Prunus amygdalus (Almond, Vatada) has soothing, softening and non-sensitizing properties on the skin. It also moisturises the skin and cleanses.
Ananas comosus (Anannasa, Pineapple) has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in removal of foreign material and dead or damaged tissue and also acts as a cleanser.

The product itself is a runny pale greenish lotion-like liquid, easy to spread in a thin layer.


himalaya herbals face mask reviews peel off almond and cucumber indian brands
himalaya herbals face mask reviews peel off almond and cucumber indian brands


Directions for use:
Apply evenly over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes,. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Gently remove the peel from the side of the face. Use once or twice a week. Do not apply on broken or inflamed skin.


My experience with this:  I applied it evenly, not too thick or too thin. It took ages to dry, definitely more than 10-15 minutes recommended. However, once dry it does come out easily enough. I usually wash off any residue from my face with cold water. I did have a bit of a burning sensation in some areas of my face after I peeled off the mask, and I think washing with cold water helped ease it off. Not something very serious, but people with really sensitive skin might want to be careful with this product. As mentioned on the pack, definitely not meant for inflamed or broken skin, as it would easily peel off delicate skin!

As for results, I found my face fresher looking. Definitely not darker :D

My verdict: Loving it.
  • Is quite reasonably priced and affordable. Cost: Rs. 100 for 75 g.
  • It leaves my skin fresher and cleaner looking. In my opinion, a peel-off mask works because it peels away any dull dead skin on the surface layer, and this mask seems to do it quite effectively.
  • It did not cause any skin irritation or darkening or break-outs FOR ME. I feel it would be safe for the general population, but as mentioned earlier, avoid using this mask or any peel-off mask if you have delicate skin, inflamed or broken skin, simply because once dry these masks would tend to pull off any loose skin causing more injury.
  • After removing the mask, wash face with cold water to remove any residue you might have missed and also to give a soothing effect.
Himalaya has for some reason chosen only to put the key/active ingredients on the tube. I would have preferred if the entire list was there. We as customers have the right to know what we are putting on our faces, and please leave it to us to decide whether we want to use something or not. I hate the "key ingredients" concept. They do put the entire list on their Neem Mask, so I do not know why they did not do so here.

Ingredients: Each gram contains: Extracts: Anannasa 25 mg, Vatada 15 mg, Trapusa 10 mg, Amalaki 5 mg. That, with a bit of googling, is Pineapple, Almond, Cucumber, and Gooseberries.

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    Sep 20, 2010

    Happy Feet with Avon Footworks

    avon foot works scrub gel with salt soak file reviews
    AVON FOOT WORKS REFRESHING CITRUS FOOT SOAK AND GEL SCRUB WITH SALT

    Avon Foot Works - wallet-friendly option for some feet pampering.  This range includes
    • Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak
    • Refreshing Citrus Gel Scrub with Salt
    • Foot Works Foot File
    • Refreshing Citrus Foot Lotion
    • Foot Works Rough Skin Remover
    • Foot Works Triple Duty Cream
    • Foot Works Cracked Heel Relief Cream

    I have the first three items on the list.  The rest I am planning on trying sometime soon.  Both the scrub and the lotion have a refreshing citrus smell - really good.

    AVON FOOT WORKS REFRESHING CITRUS FOOT SOAK

    avon foot works scrub gel with salt soak file reviews

    • Refreshing citrus-scented soak soothes, cleans, and deodorizes hot, tired feet.
    • Helps soften calluses and dry hardened skin on feet.
    • Contains special moisturizers and skin softeners which leave the skin feeling refreshed and stimulated.

    How to Use the Avon Foot Works Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak

    This product has a fresh, citrusy smell and looks like a runny conditioner.  Pour 4 capfuls in about half a bucket of warm water.  Stir gently to mix.  Soak feet, rinse off, towel dry.

    Avon Foot Works Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak Key Ingredients:  SLES, TLS, Glycerin, Ginger/Pineapple/Carrot/Green Tea.

    My Experience with the Avon Foot Works Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak:  This is a decent foot soak, smells good, and leaves my feet softer - of course so does a tub of plain warm water - but this makes it feel a little more special :-)  You do need to follow this up with a moisturizer immediately after wiping your feet - applying the moisturizer immediately ensures the moisture and softness stays in your feet.  I use Nivea - the one that comes in the blue tub.  Cost: Cost:  Rs. 149/75 mL

    AVON FOOT WORKS REFRESHING CITRUS GEL SCRUB WITH SALT

    avon foot works scrub gel with salt soak file reviews
    • Exfoliates and energizes.
    • Rich in sea salt and volcanic pumice to slough off dry skin and calluses to leave feet softer, noticeably smoother.
    • Green Tea and Pineapple, known for their anti-inflammatory benefits, help soothe irritated, stressed skin.
    • Feels cool and refreshing.

    How to use Avon Foot Works Refreshing Citrus Gel Scrub with Salt

    Massage a small amount over feet focussing on the driest areas.  I soak my feet for some time in warm water or a foot soak, then apply the scrub, and use gentle round scrubbing motions with either my hands or a foot file to exfoliate.  Wash off to super smooth skin.

    avon foot works scrub gel with salt soak file reviews

    This is a transparent gel with granules scatter throughout, salt, pumice, volcanic miracle dust....no idea.  It has an okay scrubbing effect used on its own.  Its not as scrubby as some of the face scrubs I have tried.  You can feel the granules, though.  It's a mild scrub.  Cost: Rs. 149/50 mL

    AVON FOOT WORKS FOOT FILE


    avon foot works scrub gel with salt soak file reviews

    A transparent sturdy plastic handle with the actual file at one end.  There is a smoother textured file on one side and the roughter textured on the other.  Quite like any regular foot file.  I just find it cute because of the colour, plus its plastic so very resistant to the evil hard water at my place.  Cost:  Rs. 55

    My verdict on the Avon Foot Works range

    The products are quite good, do a decent job of relaxing, smoothing, and scrubbing the feet, and are quite inexpensively priced.  Avon also has frequent discounts, so you can probably pick these up at a very low price.  Budget-friendly and effective - definitely winner products in my opinion :)

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    Ring in the Old, Ring out the New: Lakme Eyeliner and the NYX Liquid Liner - Dark Brown


    Why I picked a liquid liner to be the first product I would try out from NYX, I really don't know, except it seemed like the only item I would actually use.  My Lakme eyeliner is really old and needed replacement.

    lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews


    I have used this only a few times, but anyways, here's my take on it:

    Liquid Eyeliner Comparison Review:  Lakme Insta Liner (Black) Versus NYX Liquid Liner (Dark Brown)

    1.  Cost:  An affordable drugstore brand abroad, NYX seems to feel in India we won't mind paying a bit extra.  Well, I did buy it, so maybe they are on to something :D  Cost:  Rs. 350.  Since its "Made in Korea," which I thought was closer to India - travel distance - shouldn't it be cheaper in India than it is in the farther off USA?? :D :D  Lakme eyeliner, on the other hand, is so old and ancient, I have no clue if this is even sold any more, but one thing I am sure of, it definitely did not cost me anything close to Rs. 350.

    2.  Packaging/Design:  The tall, slender twig of a bottle holds an equally tall twiggy wand for applying this liner.  I have smaller fingers than the average human, and so this long wand is a pain to use.

    lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews
    lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews
    Top:  NYX has a longer wand that's more difficult for me to hold and use
    Bottom:  Lakme has a smaller wand that is really much more convenient to use with it's design.

    3.  Colour/Product:  NYX shade is Dark Brown - is almost black, but not quite.  While I don't have any problem with the shade, my problem is with the product itself.  I can feel it on my eyelids.  When it dries and settles down on my eyelids, I feel like there is something there.  With Lakme, I don't feel anything at all.

    lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews

    4.  Waterproof test:  NYX does not claim the product is waterproof, and it is not.  A good thing only for me, I think.  I am too lazy to use makeup removers and then wash my face. With this, it will all go off with just plain water and some soap.  Lakme says water resistant on the bottle and stays on a tad longer and leaves a faint line after washing off with just water.

    Verdict:  The chances of me buying this product from NYX ever again?  A big fat circular O for ZERO.

    lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews


    This might work for others, and I still like the almost black but actually brown shade.  Its just not convenient to use for me.

    Sep 17, 2010

    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub

    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser

    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub is a 2-in-1 dual-action foaming formula with both cleansing and exfoliating functions. According to Olay, it removes 2 times the dirt than just basic cleansing (I guess with a regular foaming cleanser) and because of the exfoliating properties, it helps refine skin and minimize appearance of pores.  I am not sure about the "two times more" statistics and comparisons, but this is cleans my face very well, leaves it a bit smoother, and it is an oil-free product.

    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
    The packaging has a pump dispenser.

    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub is packaged in a sturdy plastic bottle with a snap-on lid.  You can see the product through the container, and it looks like pretty swirling ribbons of pale green and white.  There is a pump dispenser that dispenses the product without any hassles and you get a swirl of pale green and white with some very fine granules scattered in it.

    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser 
    The product has pale green and white swirls and some fine granules scattered but it didn't show up tn the photo, so just take my word for it 😛
    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser - in action

    The amount I have taken is how much I would need for a one-time use.  This lathers very well, and the scrub particles in it are very fine.  The scrub to face wash ratio in this is just perfect.  I have not used other face scrubbing cleansers, but I find this perfect.  The scrub bits are very non-irritating too.  It is a daily use scrub-cleanser, and it can be easily used every day without skin getting irritated.
    • This has salicyclic acid listed as one of its ingredients.  This is superb for oily, acne-prone skin.  However, it does seem a bit drying to me in the winters or when my skin is having an occasional dry patches day.  I do have oily-combination skin, though, so oilier skin types might not find this an issue.  Any dryness I might feel after using this cleansing scrub does go away easily enough with moisturizing.
    • The scrub does take a bit of time to wash off - nothing too much but it does tend to stay on the skin longer than most other face washes I have tried.  I have to admit, though, I am a bit lazy and want stuff to just magically disappear off my face with random splashes of water 😂.
    • The consistency and formulation of the cleanser is perfect for everyday use as a facial foaming cleanser and mild exfoliation combo.  Regular use would ensure you have smoother, cleaner skin.
    Overall, I find this an easy to use product that sorts out facial cleansing and mild exfoliation in one easy step.  You can also do a little DIY and make your own dual-action scrub cleanser - mix a cream-based face wash of your choice with a little bit of face scrub of your choice.  Just adjust the face wash to scrub ratio until you find the consistency you find perfect :) :)

    Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Ingredients WATER, SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE, GLYCERIN, OXIDIZED POLYETHYLENE, SODIUM TRIDECETH SULFATE, SODIUM MYRISTOYL SARCOSINATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SORBITOL, PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PEG-100, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, CITRIC ACID, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, FRAGRANCE, BHT, PANTHENOL, ASCORBIC ACID, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN.

    Star Light, Star Bright: L'Oreal Colour Riche Star Secrets


    Colour Riche® Nurturing and Protective Lipcolour with Omega 3 presents Colour Riche® Star Secrets. The secret is their color. What's your signature shade?

    L to R: Mila Plum, Kerry's Rosewood, Aishwarya's Beige, Andie's Rose Carmine, and Diane's Tuberose.


    Signature colours specially designed for and named after L'Oreal brand ambassadors, I like these because I got them on sale..buy one get one free :D :D If CVS was a guy, I would have cooked happily all my life.....These lipsticks are good too, though, and never dry my lips, and the colours are pretty too. Will post swatches some other day. It's a cloudy cloudy day in Bangalore...superb weather...but awful for photos :)

    Some of these colours might not be available any more. L'Oreal keeps changing the colours/celebrities they pick for these lipsticks, I think, because I never found the Aishwarya's Beige when I went looking for it again.

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    Sep 15, 2010

    Troublesome Triosome: The Body Shop Precious Pearlescents Eyeshadow Trio (Discontinued/Limited edition) Swatch

    Precious Pearlescent collection by TBS for Fall 2009.


    TBS Precious Pearlescent Collection Fall 2009 Eyeshadow Trio Palette Moonlight Lusture Sundown Glow Swatches Review Eye Makeup

    Moonlight Lusture - Green, blue-grey, lilac
    Sundown Glow - Darker Brown, a golden brown, creamy beige.


    TBS Precious Pearlescent Collection Fall 2009 Eyeshadow Trio Palette Moonlight Lusture Sundown Glow Swatches Review Eye Makeup

    TBS Moonlight Lusture Eyeshadow Trio Palette - Swatch


    TBS Precious Pearlescent Collection Fall 2009 Eyeshadow Trio Palette Moonlight Lusture Sundown Glow Swatches Review Eye Makeup
    TBS Precious Pearlescent Collection Fall 2009 Eyeshadow Trio Palette Moonlight Lusture Sundown Glow Swatches Review Eye Makeup

    TBS Sundown Glow Eyeshadow Trio Palette - Swatches


    TBS Precious Pearlescent Collection Fall 2009 Eyeshadow Trio Palette Moonlight Lusture Sundown Glow Swatches Review Eye Makeup
    TBS Precious Pearlescent Collection Fall 2009 Eyeshadow Trio Palette Moonlight Lusture Sundown Glow Swatches Review Eye Makeup

    I find them a bit too frosty - especially the TBS Moonlight Lusture Eyeshadow Trio - but they are very smooth, pigmented, and overall quite awesome.  My favorite among the two would be the brown trio - TBS Sundown Glow Eyeshadow Trio.  Which is your favorite Bodyshop eyeshadow?

    Clean up the Act - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    I have this image from ages back, my mom had 2 or 3 lipsticks and a foundation - of course, Lakme - that was her makeup. And the Lakme loose powder. My dad had taken an empty toothpaste cover/carton and punched holes in it so she could stand these in them. I don't know if either Ma or Pa even remember this, but to this day, it always brings a smile to me when I think of it. Guess that was my first lesson in the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, and recycle.

    I had planned on Operation Clean-up today, and partly with memories of my mom's old toothpaste cover stand and some posts on internet, I decided to use up all the empty covers I had been saving up with this vague idea.

    Reduce:
    • Hmmm..This is not working very well for me, but I am going to be more careful about what I buy. Read more reviews and don't just buy because it looks cute.
    recycle paper bags covers makeup storage
    You can give away makeup you don't use or hold a blog sale - if the product hasn't expired or is not too
    shabbily used.
    • I always carry big bags - no small bags for me. Yet, I never would say no to the bags at the cosmetic counters. I suppose a Chanel lipstick seemed incomplete without the bag! I have stopped taking bags now. Just put product in my bag, and err..make sure the bill is safe with me. If I don't get a bag home, I don't have to worry about throwing it away. Of course, if it's a gift for someone, I would still get the bag - it just looks cuter that way :-)
    recycle paper bags covers makeup storage

    Reuse: I used the empty covers of my moisturizer/toner to store my lipsticks in. That just ensures everything stays in place. And my empty Q-tips container too :-)

    recycle paper bags covers makeup storage
    recycle paper bags covers makeup storage
    recycle paper bags covers makeup storage
    recycle paper bags covers makeup storage

    Recycle:  My most succesful recyling so far has not been makeup related though - it's this supercute money plant growing happily in an old plastic bottle :D

    old plastic bottles recycle ideas grow money plants containers

    Sep 10, 2010

    Chanel Le Crayon Yeux - Precision Eye Definer (Swatch/Review)

    Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer from Chanel (Khaki Dore, Brun Cuivre, Bronze) - Reviews/Swatches

    I had always been a twist-up pencil eyeliner girl, had them in a few different colours, and that's about all my eye makeup was - and I was pretty happy with it too - mascara if I have loads of time. Until the attack of the beauty blogs! Now, I love eyeshadows. Slight problem, though - they do look amazing on others, I amn't any good with them. So here's my easy peasy midway :D

    chanel le crayon yeux precision eye definer brun cuivre khaki dore bronze reviews swatches

    Chanel's Eye Definer Crayons are super soft, come in amazing colours, and are easy to smudge. You can use them like regular eyeliners, just line along your lash line and you are good to go, or you can smudge them a bit and they almost double up as eye shadows. I am not saying they ARE eyeshadows, but for the makeup gawars (sorry Ikky it was too cute, I had to borrow) this is a useful option :-)

    According to the Chanel website - Line eyes quickly and easily with an eye crayon that achieves a variety of effects, from a subtle yet precise look, to a more dramatic definition. The built-in smudge applicator perfects a smoky eye look, while a companion sharpener ensures the pencil is always ready for lining.

    I have these in 3 shades:  Khaki Dore, Brun Cuivre, and Bronze.

    chanel le crayon yeux precision eye definer brun cuivre khaki dore bronze reviews swatches


    Khaki Dore - Green-gold khaki
    Brun Cuivre - Brown with a bit of a shimmer. Seems a bit of a reddish brown to me :-)

    These two have a bit of a shimmer to them..its not glitter, just a golden shimmer. Is very difficult to explain, and I really haven't seen the same effect in other brands (I have only seen swatches online or swatched some in-store, I never bothered to buy anything else).

    Bronze - Again, a reddish-brown with a teeny tiny hint of shimmer. This is a discontinued shade, and I got it as a gift with purchase. It's very similar to Brun Cuivre and won't have picked it up, otherwise.

    Each pencil come with a smudger at one end and a separate sharpener.

    They are super smooth. No tugging, pulling, halting...nope..nothing. These are luxuriously smooth :D

    chanel le crayon yeux precision eye definer brun cuivre khaki dore bronze reviews swatches

    They are easy to sharpen and stay smooth around the tip - no scary looking rough edges.  The colours that I have with me at least don't smudge - as in smear and travel all over your face.  They are easy to smudge when I want to but don't have wandering properties :P  The SA though did tell me, though, that colours like Black smudge easily and need to be set with an eyeshadow if you don't want to look like a raccoon.

    Cost: Rs. 1250 for 1 g ($29.00)


    Swatch: The second photo swatches are after I held my hand under running water for a bit. The product doesn't claim to being waterproof, though, and goes off easily with just regular face wash. 

    chanel le crayon yeux precision eye definer brun cuivre khaki dore bronze reviews swatches
    chanel le crayon yeux precision eye definer brun cuivre khaki dore bronze reviews swatches
    Khakhi Dore, Brun Cuivre, Bronze - after holding under running water

    My verdict:  Quality - Superb.
    Pricing - Ouch!!  You get what you pay for, though :D

    Ingredients: (I am not sure which of the three colours this one is - I mixed up boxes)

    chanel le crayon yeux precision eye definer brun cuivre khaki dore bronze reviews swatches

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