This weekend I stayed at home and took a much needed hot oil champi. Hot oil for my hair and scalp + hot oil mixed with turmeric for my body and face. Nothing makes my skin glow like this treatment. I have also started to try out Mridul face cleanser from Kama Ayurveda. Right now all I can say is, it feels so much like that green gram flour which our grandmas used on little babies.
Anyways today’s post is not about green grams or turmeric. It is about an affordable lip liner pencil which impressed me so much that I just had to share!
I got introduced to this brand by a lovely instagrammer called makeup by masson. She is a gorgeous looking makeup artist and shares some awesome looks on her page. She was wearing this awesome shade and she told it is a lip liner from a brand called star cosmetics.
|Star Cosmetics Lipliner in Nude Rose Review & Swatch|
|Star Cosmetics Lipliner in Nude Rose|
Star Cosmetics is a local Indian Brand found predominantly in online stores like Jabong, amazon etc. They have a full line of cosmetics right from concealer palettes to lip liners.
This lip liner is aptly named nude rose. It is an understated dusty rose shade with no hint of shimmer or frost. It is a completely matte color and the shade reminds me of the Bourjois Rogue Edition Velvet Lipstick in the shade Nudeist.
The lip liner is priced at Rs. 200/- and comes in a no-nonsense pencil type. I have sharpened it once and the wood is of decent quality.
The lip liner is not very moisturizing but when compared to all the other drug store liners, it is on par with the colorbar and loreal ones. It feels creamy and is not woody like the cheap ones. It applies evenly and does not tug my lips while applying.
It can very well be worn on its own considering the gorgeous color, but of course you need to moisturize your lips first. In the swatches, I have worn it without moisturizing my lips and you can see that it does emphasize some dry patches on my lower lip. I have also worn this lipliner without any base on my face so that you can understand how this shade looks without the influence of base makeup.
The lip liner, when used beneath a lipstick does what a good lip liner is meant to do. It prevents the lipstick from feathering and gives a nice base for the color to stick on. On its own, it wears for around 5 hours. It is transfer resistant to an extent but comes off when we rub it with a tissue.
It does improve the wear time of a lipstick considerably but I really don’t prefer wearing it with a lipstick. I love wearing it all over my lips with the "colorbar take me as I am lipcolor in bare dare pink" slightly blotted in the center of my lips. It gives that amazing ombre effect to an otherwise neutral everyday lip color.
More Pictures of Star Cosmetics Lipliner in Nude Rose:
|Star Cosmetics lipliner in Nude Rose - Close up|
|Star Cosmetics Lipliner in Nude Rose under artificial light|
|Star Cosmetics lipliner in Nude Rose under Sunlight|
Key Highlights of the Product:
2. Easily available online
3. Gorgeous flattering shade
4. Creamy and easy to apply
5. does not feel cheap or flimsy
6. Does the job of lining my lips perfectly well.
7.Decent staying power
8. Not very drying or woody.
9. Not easily available offline and in stores
10. At times, additional shipping charges are levied making the price more by another 50rs or so. But i really don't mind.
Indian Beauty Maniac’s Rating
I cannot spend 1000s on a lipliner. I am quite happy with the drug store ones like colorbar, loreal etc. This one, priced at just Rs. 200/- completely bowled me over.! It is 200% value for money!
Star cosmetics is a must try for all makeup maniacs. I am going to order all the other shades now. This liner is fab!