On the Red Carpet, armed with L'OR LUMIERE

I have been promising so many posts for you guys. How to get the perfect red lips? How to .travel light on a 2 day trip? How to wear crochet for summer? Travel posts on Vienna/Prague and the list seems to be endless. I promise I remember them all and I am going to get you those soon. The thing is , every time I start writing these posts, some parcel knocks at the door. And this here, is one of them. If you follow me on Instagram , you must have seen , these beauties came in a cute bag, I just posted. You can grab a bite, I am going to be talking much longer than usual !

This is my ticket to the Red carpet at Cannes !  Red carpet? Yeah, the CANNES fever has rubbed on me and for a few more days , I shall be hooked on to those gorgeous dresses that the shutterbugs caught! I loved all ELIE SAABS. Sonam's black gown and the powder blue one too! I would love to wear them at least once in my life. Now,what we have here is the LIMITED EDITION collection of L'OREAL PARIS makeup for CANNES 2014. Remember,I spoke about this here. I created my look using the moist mat and gelmatic pen! Read on.....


1.Packaging: The pictures have done the talking. Its one hell of a luxurious lippie. The gold packaging with that square bubble showing off the shade , And that R engraving on top! What is not to love! Its a collector's delight.

2. Finish: Almost a satin finish when applied. Cannot classify this as a True-matte lippie. Semi-matte maybe? I layered it 4 times so that it stays. And I must say, the 4 applications were smooth. It did not dry my otherwise chapped lips. It doesn't settle into fine lines either. All positives so far!

3. Staying power: It clearly stayed on my lips whole day, with full meals : 8 hours . Remember I layered it 4 times with a light lip-liner. I can go crazy with my testing, so as you can see in the pics above , I am eating my full meal after lipstick application! Test Cleared! Truly impressed.

4.Pigmentation: Heavily pigmented. Covers pigmented lips in one swipe, however , lip-liner recommended as a best practice.This shade looks more purple in pictures, however in person its true bright Fuschia. It has a tendency to transfer on cups/glasses in the beginning.

5.Price: Rs.899 . L'Oreal is known for expensive lippies, but this time I can say this is justified!

6.Removal: It leaves a strong stain on the lips. It did that for me after the 8 hour wear! I had a tough time removing it with my face wash :D :D :D So wearing it to my next party or blogger event!

7.Verdict: Every single shade in this line is a different personality. I love their names too! They are bright and they really make your look POP fresh! I can't wait to try more shades in this range especially what Aishwarya wore to Cannes: Lincoln Rose and maybe MAPLE MOCHA , what many celebs including Sonam wore to Cannes. There is nothing I don't love about this line. Maybe the price , I wish was lower. If the peeps at L'oreal are listening , then this is my request from all of us to make it a 1 on 1 offer or maybe reduce pricing by 40%. We shall be those happy birds then! Don't you agree? (Tell me in the comment box)

 L'Oreal Gelmatic Pen Review: Blue Force

 1. Packaging: Neat standard packaging. Nothing to boast about. The gold band however looks good.

2. Finish: This applies like butter, even on the water-line. Don't think its brittle. Its very solid and hence application is a breeze. You don't have to worry about breakage. 

3.Staying power: It stays a good 4-5 hours without re-touching even along the water-line. Gorgeous, no?

4.Pigmentation: Its heavily pigmented. One cannot ignore the bright pop it adds to the eye. This color is the best blue that has suited me ever. Reminds me of the shade used in the Egyptian mummy paintings. There are no glitter particles and this shade is metallic with the right amount of color.
After 2-3 hours, the blue starts looking more of black somehow.

5. Price: Rs.425 for 5 gm. I think we can easily get an year's usage out of these 5 grams. This pen is addictive, purely because it adds a natural oomph and doesn't irritate even the most sensitive of eyes. The shades blend with your eyes such that it doesn't look like loud make-up. Its a barely there magic!

6. Removal: Tough to remove again. Good news is it doesn't smudge. So baby oil is your best bet to remove this .

7.Verdict: I totally recommed this liner. It is worth every buck! We have a total of 5 shades each closer to black , so you can safely experiment , without your mom telling you that you look like a ghastly green-eyed Panda!

  And now, for my RED CARPET LOOK. I have skipped the usual dresses and drawn inspiration from ladies who preferred power dressing at the red carpet. You see, Elie Saab hasn't noticed me yet. Tee-hee :D See celebs on the red carpet with this look here. All my pieces are SALE season grabs. Except the tee-shirt & neckpiece, its all ZARA. Total look stands at roughly 3000 inr. 

Denim jacket, Striped pants, Pointy heels,( ZARA) | T-shirt: Allen Solly | Neckpiece: Colaba

Last but not the least, I had the most amazing contest to guess the 4 words I used to name this look on FACEBOOK. These are the four words in the image below. I love you guys for such amazing energy levels on my page. Your enthusiasm is keeping me awake so late in the night. The winner is announced here and she wins a L'OREAL surprise too!

Long, long post , yeah! Now off to a good night's sleep. Hopefully I will wake up to your comments , I always love! Till next time sooner, CIAO!

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Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2014 : How she worked that magic!

The media is abuzz with all things beautiful, all things Aish ever since she made the most stunning red-carpet appearances of all times!
What prompts me to bring this post today is the fact that if you know your plus points you can create that magical look. So knowing your brighter side is just the trick!

Let's have a look at why Aishwarya's Cannes 2014 look was a hit:

THEME: Mermaid

Mermaids are the most mysterious characters in the land of fantasy, often considered supremely beautiful and feminine. A curvaceous figure , flowy tresses and delicate facial features sums up the perfect mermaid in folklore. I'm Aishwarya just crossed your mind .

1. Dress: She chose the mermaid gown from Roberto Cavalli which hugged her newly sculpted hourglass figure like a dream . I cannot imagine anyone else carrying this dress with such elegance.

2. Hair:  Going with the theme, Aishwarya let her shiny black hair open with her signature middle parting and soft curls that always make her look Diva-like. The hair-style did maximum justice to the mermaid theme as it went with our image of a goddess-like creature swimming in the sea. Goddess ,because even the dress is golden that makes her look like one!

3. Makeup: Nude lips , which is her signature style, could have easily been used here as well. Instead , the traditional bold Red was chosen. The eyes opened up with fiercely defined black brows and mascara.The only colors in this look were her red lips and red nailcolor. The look is bold and one to remember because of the bold eyes & lips and the color RED!  Bold brows are the way to go this season!

4. Accessories: Another trick to make this look close to that of a mermaid was simplicity. Accessories were given a complete miss except the golden statement ring in one hand and a simple golden bangle on the other. She just became the perfect interpretation of that mysterious woman near the sea-shore!

What are your views? Enjoy the pictures:


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Every cell of our body craves for water in Summers. What if your summer lipcolor is 30% water! Sounds like a light dream, isn't it. And well,its Up for grabs. I am super duper excited to bring you a giveaway where you can win  L'OREAL Paris Shine Caress . This glamorous stain is your answer to glossy stained lips that last you upto 6 hours of wear . I will review this later, but for now enter the competition soon!


1. Follow me on Instagram. HANDLE:[ ilawise26]
2. REPOST the Giveaway image on my Instagram account. IMAGE [here]

3. Tag as many friends as you can and tell them to REPOST.
4. Each time a friend REPOSTS the image, Tag that friend in the comment of my contest image [here]
5. The person with maximum REPOSTS by friends wins.

WE WILL HAVE 2 winners. Each winner wins  a L'OREAL SHINE CARESS!

Get that irresistible pout now!
Here is the TV commercial featuring Barbara Palvin.

Remember the key to winning is inviting more and more friends. We close the contest as soon as the Instagram account touches 1700 followers! ALL THE BEST!

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L'OREAL Paris new vision for Cannes 2014

What happens when glitter meets vibrant colors? It symbolises L'oreal's vision for the king of all festivals , FESTIVAL DE CANNES. The collection has a name that has caught my fancy: L'Or Lumiere. Its so elegant , its so French. The Indian skin tone has a love-love relationship with all shades of gold. The L'or Lumiere collection uses a generous sprinkling of gold on vibrant shades in the entire range.

Adding 12 shades to the Moist Mat family of lipcolors and 5 shades to the Gelmatic range, your vanity box is sure to wrap itself in glamour.

All of us walk the red carpet in our dreams. I can't wait to lay my hands on the collection that makes me feel like a star! L'or Lumiere at Festival De Cannes, bring it on!

Do you already have any of the Cannes 2014 makeup? Share with me! Excited to see!
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