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The Best Pressed and Loose Drugstore Powders For Baking Makeup Ft VOV cosmetics

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Baking! The one makeup technique that has taken the highlighting game to a whole new level. If the conventional highlighting and contouring is a bit too much for your simplistic nature, then baking my friend, is the thing for you. And honestly, there is no dearth of loose powders out there in the market, but the ones that we see on Instagram and Youtube makeup tutorials are either too expensive or are not readily available in the Indian markets. This irks me out endlessly, and therefore I planned this post where in I decided to showcase the best, and to forget the cheapest compacts and loose powders to try out your hand at baking your makeup. Read more

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Bringing the Nail Revolution to India with Cuccio Gel Manicures Ft. Lure Nails

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Hello my curvies!

First of all, I profoundly apologise for being MIA on the blog since quite a few days now. But my college schedule just wouldn’t allow me to make time for anything. But now that it struck me, that the festive season is on its peak, I thought I might just share some of my experiences that I had been trying out in the past couple of weeks. Festivities mean glamming up and getting dolled up for the auspicious days. From head to toe, we get ready but most of the times it is our poor nails which get ignored during the whole getting ready sessions. Read more

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Battle Of The Blushes – Maybelline Cheeky Glow VS Maybeline Color Show

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Hello my lovelies!
If I were to ask you about one makeup product that makes you happy by just looking at it, what would it be? For me the answer would be blushes, not because I use them a lot (no, I do not) but because those colourful little pods of love just make my soul cry with ecstasy.
I love my blushes, and as much as I love them, I really hate splurging on products I later regret. And choosing to blog about beauty and makeup I feel a responsibility towards my readers who want to know what products to invest in and what products to skip. So here I am with a comparison post of the two cutesie babies from the house of Maybelline which look like reprised versions of the same thing. Read more

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Best Budget Makeup Brands In India

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Makeup—the sole obsession which can take you from rich to poor in just a matter of few purchases. Hit me on the head if I am wrong. And to ward off the poverty curse akin to good makeup, we always try to look out for brands which sell quality for cheaper prices. And such brands are generally atoned as Drugstore brands and are generalised as pocket friendly brands. True that we love bargain products, but we need to understand the difference between drugstore brands and reasonably priced brands.
What may be categorised as drugstore aborad, like L’Oreal, may not be necessarily that pocket friendly for us in India. So below I have enlisted top 5 makeup brands which deliver amazing quality at actually cheap prices. So in no particular order, here we go. Read more

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Whats In My September Globox 2016!

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Hello my curvies

So its been quite a few months since The Curvy Princess first came into existence, and I just feel like extending a heart felt thanks to all my readers viewers and supporters who have been following my work and keeping in touch through facebook, instagram and the comments section. All your love has started getting the blog some public recognition and brand collaborations which is great. So here is one such PR sample service post which I will be reviewing today. Read more

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Skin Toner — What Exactly Does It Do?

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Hello girlies,
Hope you all are doing well! The weather is so utterly beautiful, yet so humid in Delhi. And weather like this always makes me all the more conscious towards by skin care regimen.
No, I do not mean that you can be inconsiderate towards your skin for the rest of the year, but what I mean to say is that your skin needs that extra attention during the monsoon months, as the skin tens to get a lot more oily, sticky, and let’s not even talk about the dirt and grime which sticks on to the sticky surface in this humid weather. Reason enough to care for your skin a little more intensively? Read along. Read more

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Acetone or Non-acetone—that is the question?

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Time and again I have heard people raving about the correct type of nail polish removers, but why are acetone nail polish removers so much better for you, that is what resounds in my mind. And if any question comes to my mind repetitively, i make sure to do my share of research about it.
so here it is, Acetone or Non-acetone—that is the question! Read more

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10 Products From NYX Which You Must Check Out!

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Nyx, one makeup brand which makes us see makeup in  a different light altogether. And now that NYX has officially launched in India, why shouldn’t this brand be on everyone’s wishlist? After all, NYX cosmetics has time and again won us all over with their amazing product formulations, gorgeous shades, and incessant range variety; and if we ignore the fact that it is too expensive for a drugstore brand here in India, this brand is really something to go weak in the knees for. Who could not fall in love with such a makeup brand?
Now that we have been screamingly declaring our never-ending love for NYX, some of you might be wondering about our top picks from the brand. So, here my lovely readers, is a compilation of the 10 must-have products from NYX that you must try.
1. Nyx Eyeliner and Smudger in Dark Brown

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This was the second gel eyeliner I had used, and man, oh man! How badly did I fell in love with it. The dark brown hue, the amazing texture, and the brilliant creamy-matte texture is to die-for. The gel liner in dark brown is a very wearable shade, insanely pigmented, and lasts for up to a good 4-5 hours on the lids without a base.
2. Nyx face primer in Lavender

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Good make-up needs a nice, clean and prepped canvas (read face) to work upon—and NYX knows this concept a bit too well. That’s why it created this spectacular face primer for your beautiful skins. The sheer lavender hue in the primer imparts a subtle glow to your face and does away with all the yellow undertones and pigmentation of the facial skin, decreases the appearance of pores, and smoothens out the skin; making your foundation blending a breezy job.

3. Nyx Slide-on eye pencil in tropical green

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The most insanely pigmented gorgeous dark green we have ever came across, the NYX slide-on eye pencil in tropical green excels beyond any limits and leaves no stone unturned in impressing us. Be it the pigmentation, the gorgeous colour, the creaminess, the smooth texture, or the lasting power; it scores a perfect 10 on 10.

4. Nyx Golden liquid eyeliner

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Golden liquid liners are saviours for our warm skin with yellow-undertones. And NYX has made sure to create a fabulous liquid liner in a very-opaque golden colour which shows upon just a couple of strokes on the eyes—unlike other sparkly liners which do not show up at all on dark skins. This one is a definite try!

5. Nyx Trio in 21-Copper, Rust, Bronze

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Just a look at this trio—and the colour range is bound to make you fall for it, and fall hard. The shade range can be classified as apt for the modern-day bride who loves to experiment without straying away much from the traditional makeup. The texture of these is so smooth, not at all powdery or chalky, and it glides on like a dream.

6. Nyx round lipstick in tea rose

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NYX round lipsticks are generally a makeup newbie’s first purchases from the house of NYX! I don’t know why but I have somehow observed this makeup shopping pattern. 😉 So if you are one of those who is starting to build up her nyx collection, start up with getting your hands upon this sweet shade—tea-rose—from the round lipstick range. It shows up so beautifully on Indian skin tones as if it was created to suit us only.

7. Nyx extreme lip creams

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NYX matte lip creams were the first of its kind to be launched in the market; inspiring so many other brands to get their own variations out. But, the original is always the best, and NYX went a step further and improved its already “THE BEST” lip creams and launched the Extreme lip creams! What better can we ask for! And the shade SIERRA, girl, take my word for it, is the most ravishing lip colour you’ll ever lay your hands upon.

8. Nyx Matte lipstick in Pinky Nude

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Matte lipsticks are so in this season, and the NYX matte lipstick in Pinky Nude is the perfect, as the name suggests, Pinky nude colour for Indian skin tones. Surprisingly, it is one of those nudes from a foreign brand which does not wash out Indian skin tones; and we love it!

9. Nyx Rouge cream blush in 07 Red cheeks

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Red blush is something most of us feel apprehensive about using when it comes to subtle makeup. But NYX rouge cream blush in 07 red cheeks was apparently formulated to clear all your misconceptions in regards to red cheeks. This cream blush gives a rosy lit-from-within glow, suitable for fair-medium-dusky—all kinds of skin tones; perfect for those in the lookout for a subtle sheen on the cheeks.

10. Nyx powder blush in Taupe and Desert rose

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If there is one product that we have to choose from NYX which we cannot do without, it is the powder blushes, undoubtedly, thus we saved them for the last. 😛 the texture of these blushes is so amazingly smooth and sheer, that no one can say no to it. Coming in an array of gorgeous shades, you are sure to find one you cant live without. We personally love taupe, a warm chocolaty brown which can double up as a sheer bronzer; and desert rose which is a gorgeous, warm coraly-peachy blush which will liven up the entire look with just one swipe.

Which of these NYX products are you thinking of trying?

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour Swatches and First Impressions

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Hey sweeties!

As some of you might have guessed by now, I have a thing for new makeup launches and I just feel it necessary to get the swatches of the entire new collecton just to devour and also to make it easy for you guys to choose which colours do you want from the collection.

So recently Revlon launched its new HD Ultra Mat Lip Colour range with 8 shades ranging from nudes, pinks and reds in india. These lip colours are already launched in the west since quite some time, and the reviews I had read about these babies were not too promising. But I am astrong believer of seeing the product for mylsef before passing judgements over the same, and so here I am with all the shades and swatches of the new Revlon HD Ultra Matte Lip Colour for you sweethearts!

Price: INR 1195 (which if you ask me is a complete downer, like 1200 bucks for a drugstore lip gloss is so not cool!)

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HD Seduction

HD Seduction is the only brown nude shade with pink undertones in it. This is the most gorgeous and such a ME kind of nude shade which will flatter only fair to medium skin tones and might not suit duskier beauties. I can see this shade working as the perfect nude brown shade for indian skin tones when paired with a sultry smokey eye or a heavy kohl.

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HD Devotion

HD Devotion is a very subtle nude pink shade with warm undertones making it the perfect choice for almost all Indian skin tones. Very dark skinned beauties may looks washed out by this shade but other than that it will work with a vast array of skin tones. I found this shade pretty universal and got it for myself as well.

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HD Flirtation

HD Flirtation is the perfect coral-ly peachy toned lipstick and it definitely speaks summer to me. Though it is a beautiful coral shade, it looks a bit pale and would not work well with dark skinned beauties. It might make you look garish or ashy and is definitely a tricky colour to pull off.

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HD Addiction

HD Addiction is a really pretty fall-winter shade. It is a deep berry shade with vivid hints of plums and mauves in it. It is a deep yet subtle shade and will look very sophisticated when worn with minimal eye makeup and heavy lashes. Although I personally do not like berry shades for my age, I surely fell in love with this one and would love to give berry lipsticks a shot now.

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HD Obsession

HD Obsession is a bright fuchsia lip colour which has very vivid cool undertones to it. It is one of the unique shades from the range and will complement indian skin tones well. Being a cool toned lipstick it will also make your teeth look whiter so if you are someone who feels fuchsia’s tend to make yopur teeth look yellow, you should definitely give this shade a try.

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HD Temptation

HD Temptation will be perhaps the least popular shade from the range. it is a pale pink which looks rather milky, has cool undertones and is low on pigmentation. Very fair skinned girls can totally rock this colour but if you are even a little over NC 30 this shade will definitely wash you out.

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HD Love

HD Love is your perfect orange based red which looks very vibrant and has strong yellow undertones to suit Indian skin perfectly. The shade is a bright orangey-red and a bright one at that. Shades like these need confidence, and if you have an ounce of that you can rock this bold yet bright shade beautifully.

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HD Passion

HD Passion is a deep burgundy maroonish red which leans a bit towards 2015 pantone colour marsala. It is not exactly an ox-blood red but is a very deep burgundy sort of red which looks very vampy to me and will suit fair to dusky skin tones alike. HD passion will look much more flattering on duskier skin tones as it has very strong yellow undertones which will make the colour pop on duskier beauties.

Honestly, none of these settle into a pure matte, or even a demi matte finish. Rather all of these remain velvety and smudge easily. So which of the shades did you like the most?

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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Compact Foundation Review and Swatches!

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Hello lovelies!

How have my honey buns been doing? This wedding season has made me go crazy with trying out all different sorts of base makeup—all the foundations, primers, concealers, and what not! And choosing out the best from the lot to present to you beauties is a responsibility I have taken up on my shoulders! 😛

So here we go with the most expensive foundation I have ever invested in *sob* *sob* and was not pleased much with the results! Dig in to know more the reason why I wail! Read more