Whats trending in beauty? + A Small Haul

*UPDATE: mybeautyexpress is now crazybeautyland.blogspot.com

Its been way too long since I last did a post on my blog. I took a month long break, it wasn’t intentional at first, but life just got in the way and then I decided to take a break from blogging. I’m not fed up of beauty blogging, oh god no! I love it ! But sometimes taking a break from things can give you some great perspective and also rejuvenate you. And the most important thing, I realized that I didn't want to stop blogging about makeup and skincare and other girly things, its now a part of me that I love to share. I’m a person that likes to do things right, and properly, giving one hundred percent effort into anything I put my mind to, though life does get in the way, especially if your studying engineering and therefore the number of posts on my blog will be less, but they are fully researched and reliable opinions.

I wish all brands keep two lines of products: one expensive range and one affordable range. Like the Lakme 9to5 and Eyeconic range is pretty affordable while their Absolute range falls on the higher side, and recently, L’Oreal has released some lovely budget friendly lip products-Glamshine Balms, Shine Caresse Lipcolors and Rouge Caresse lipsticks! I didn’t expect L’Oreal to release such lovely products at such affordable prices, I consider it to be more of a luxury than a budget brand, and I really hope L’Oreal continues this!

Coming to a brand that I’ve begun to love –Maybelline. Maybelline NY completed 100 years this year, and the brand is on a roll! It releases new products every month, and the best part- they are pocket friendly and good quality. I hope MNY launches some of their face range in India soon, I’m waiting for their Master Drama, Fit Me and the 24hr(foundations, lipstains etc.) range of products!

Recent beauty trends that you could not have missed because they are EvErYwHeRe…seriously! :
  • Pantone announced “Radiant Orchid” as the color of the year and since then I’ve seen all kinds of purple, lavender, orchid looks and tutorials all over the web. I'm super happy about this. Purple, a shade in the same family, is my favorite color!
  • Lipstick-Lipgloss Hybrids- Last year nearly every brand launched chubby lip pencils, but Rimmel was the first one in India to launch the lipstick-lipgloss hybrid ie their Apocalips range, followed by MNY launching lip polishes, and L’Oreal joined the coup with their Shine Caresse lip colors. And these are so pocket-friendly, unlike the expensive chubby lip pencils.
  • Graphic eyeliner is something I don’t see myself wearing during daytime, but maybe at night..if I dare to.
  • White eyeliner on the inner corner and brow bone, one of the simplest makeup tricks. White tends to look garish on indian skintones though, but if you want to give this one a try you can check out Lakme’s Eyeconic White eyeliner!
  • Electric orange lips, is one trend I’m shy of trying. I’m afraid I’ll look like I’ve just finished an orange gola(popsicle)! The MNY Bold Matte range has one lovely orange shade, MAT3 if I'm not mistaken, and L'Oreal Shine Caresse Lip Color in Faye is a lovely orange too.
 A few things I hauled recently...

- Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Medium Deep – Rs 735 ~ I’ve been searching for a budget friendly liquid concealer for a while now, and sadly at its price, this is one of the cheapest ones available.
- L’Oreal Shine Caresse Lip Color in Milady (603) & Bella (604) –Rs.499 each ~ Two bright colors to welcome spring. These lipcolors are so amazing! A review will be up soon.
- L’Oreal Color Riche le Vernis in Blue Reef(613) was free with the purchase of 2 Shine Caresse lipcolors

- Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Textured Nail Color in Fuzz-Sea – Rs540 ~ A bright nail color! I’ve waited for months for the Fuzzy Coat range to reach Mumbai, and finally its here. It’s a one time launch, so if you like it, keep your eyes away from the price tag and buy.
- Sally Hansen Kwik-Off Moisturizing Nail Color Remover – Rs.385. ~ A quick way to remove nail color, and its cheaper compared to similar ones offered by Colorbar and Bourjois.
A Sleek Makeup package that I had ordered a long while back reached my house in mid-January:
 - i-Divine Palette in Oh So Special – $9.99 (now raised to $11.99)
 - Blush in Antique - $5.99 (This was a LE but its still available on the website for $7.99)

Have A Nice Day!

*UPDATE: mybeautyexpress is now crazybeautyland.blogspot.com