Review: Pat Mcgrath Lust – High Shine Lipgloss in Flesh 04

Hi guys!

If there’s one brand that I’ve been obsessed with it’s Pat Mcgrath. Apart from her adept make up artistry skills, lifelong experience in the beauty industry backed by supermodels & celebrities, the whole idea behind every product followed high class marketing & not to mention its deluxe packaging, every single aspect draws me to it!

Pat Mcgrath came out with these High Shine Lustre Glosses & since it’s winter here, I decided to pick up something that’s comfortable to wear in cold NYC.

Product Description from the Website:

Ethereally erotic colour meets surreally seductive shine in LUST: Gloss. This orally fixating balm glides on, flawlessly soothing and smoothing your lips while evoking three-dimensional lustre. Turn your lips on in ravishingly resplendent hues – ranging from teasing transparencies to negligee nudes to poetic pinks – in 32 never-sticky, sinfully scintillating shades. But beware: Mother’s conjured the ultimate in luxe lip paraphernalia, bound to elicit soft core seduction as unforgettable as the searing memories, passion and pleasure of first love.


– 1 Lip Gloss (0.15 FL OZ /4.5 ML)

– An exquisite blend of lustrous oils soothes and nourishes, wrapping lips in smooth softness.

– It delivers a rush of high-shine glossiness, in the non-sticky texture of a lush balm.

– Its innovative formulation infuses lips with multidimensional shine and gorgeous volumizing effects.

– Translucent colour glides on beautifully with exceptional adherence.

– Captivating finishes – ranging from pearlescent, glitter, and opaque to transparent – lustfully complete any look.


Gloss: Nude Negligee
Prima Donna
Secret Lover
Wicked Whisper
Flesh Fantasy
Flesh 4
Flesh 6
Heavy Petal
Blood 2

Shimmer: Love Potion
Dare To Bare
Peach Perversion
Faux Real
Flesh Astral
Sunset Rose
Divine Rose
Bronze Temptation

Glitter: Gold Allure
Bronze Divinity
Bronze Venus
Blitz Gold
Earth Angel
Future Femme
Pale Fire Nectar
Carnal Desire
Astral Flashdance
Astral Moon Flower

What do I expect from this? Sheer colour & intense hydration after the colour fades away.


  • Sheer pigment, I absolutely love how this colour just makes my lips look like – My lip but only better!
  • I use this as balm to hydrate my dry lips, it instantly moisturises & hydrates deeply & not just on the surface level.
  • The lipgloss glides on my lips and does not ‘sit’ on top of it. It’s a little tricky to explain but this gloss is my absolute favourite.
  • It’s not too heavy like the my Fenty Universal Lip Gloss. I can layer this many times & the color does not look heavy and neither does the formula on my lips.
  • It smells of vanilla and if you know me, that’s one of my favourite flavours in the entire universe!
  • This lasts as a regular gloss but the after effects are that of a balm! My lips feel so supple even after the gloss fades away!
  • Simple yet classy packaging


  • Honestly, the price is all I can think of, but that’s what you pay for Pat Mcgrath & the quality does not disappoint!

Although there are no cons to me personally, I did have a close friend try the same gloss on and she found it to be ‘too glossy’ for her liking.

Would I repurchase? 

YES! I already have! I have gone through my first tube like water. I have used & abused it every single day & I love it!

The shade flesh 04 gives me a lush, my lip but better look. I helps with the whole ‘au naturale’  I’ve got going on at the moment!


$28, 4.5ml


Shop from : Pat Mcgrath Website

Hope this review helped you out!

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Professional Shoot Makeup

Hi guys!

I don’t know if most of you know but I am currently pursuing my Masters in Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. We had the chance to get our business portfolio pictures to be taken. So after I received my pictures – a good friend suggested that I use them for a blog post to help others with the dos and don’ts of makeup when it comes to business portfolios!

What a brilliant idea!

So here I am, sharing the most essential tips for achieving you personal best professional picture! Whoop-de-do!


  • Mask the night before, I usually use a good plumping, hydrating or brightening mask. Something gentle to just enhance your glow from within
  • Remember, you don’t have to cake foundation on to look flawless, you can use a thin layer and add extra coverage to spots or areas that need extra concealing with a concealer
  • Always wear Mascara and line the upper lash line to emphasise your lashes and add definition!
  • Don’t forget to fill in your brows with a powder or brow gel because eyebrows frame the eyes. Make sure you fill then with light strokes to make them look as natural as possible
  • Wear a lip colour that is natural to your specific skin tone. The goal here is to brighten or accentuate your features. If you do opt for a nude make sure to not go too light that your lips disappear
  • I tend to go a bit heavy when it comes to a professional shoot that require flash. Flash photography can reduce makeup by 30%, so don’t forget to balance it out with a little extra blush and contour
  • Contouring is KEY as it enhances the shape of your face! If you do not know how to contour make sure to bronze your face slightly for dimension
  • Always powder, I add a little extra just to look ‘poreless’ ( I should warn you this does look a bit OTT, but the results are phenomenal) But, you MUST powder the areas that tend to shine throughout the day!
  • If you are going to wear lashes, like I have here. Make sure they are a natural pair that flatters your eye shape


  • I tend to avoid eyeshadows. I try to stick to just using my bronzer in the crease to enhance the shape of my eye, nothing more than this
  • Avoid highlighters, as much as you love a highlight from space or just a dewy glow, highlighting your face can make you look greasy. Trust me – been there, done that. Highlighters are not flattering for professional shoots
  • Avoid dark lipsticks (anything that can come off as black or just funky, not that your compelled to but we’re trying to keep it professional here)
  • Don’t try to experiment with your look on this day, try to stick to an au natural or the products you know work best & the look you know brings out the best version of you!

Quick pointers, would be to wear neutral colours (be it makeup or nails), don’t forget to smile & work with your best angle. But most importantly, be yourself & have fun! This picture is going to float around for a while – so make it worth it!

I hope this post helped you out! Please let me know if you use any other tips in the comments!

Avec Amour,

Ranita Sheetal 

Review – Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara

Hey guys,

Another day, another mascara. I’m sure everyone has heard of the Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara.

What intrigued me the most about this mascara was the wand design. It almost looks like it’s got million bristles that would promise intense lashes.

Here’s the product description from the Clinique site:

Big brush, big change. Oversized volumizing brush transforms lashes from fine and faint to bodacious and bold. Rich colour builds easily to the look you want. Ophthalmologist tested. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free.


  • Fragrance free, perfect for people who wear contacts!
  • Clump free, easy to layer & build – separates easy lash individually
  • Voluminous lashes in the first coat itself!
  • I love the wand, it looks to be a plastic one.
  • It comes in 2 shades – Black & Burgundy
  • The lift that the mascara provides lasts all day & the intensity is beautiful!
  • The wand provides an easy & quick application to the top and bottom simultaneously!
  • The formula wasn’t too wet, you know when you get a new mascara and you gotta wait for it to dry out a few in so you tend to enjoy it? This is pretty damn good from the start!


  • This mascara smears on me during the summers but during winters it stays pretty put on me!
  • It’s difficult to take my mascara off at the end of the day, I tend to have residue when I wake up in the morning.

Would I recommend this mascara?

I love how this mascara makes me lashes look it makes it look so fluffy and the wand helps me ‘wing’ out my lashes at the end.

But I don’t know, even though this makes my lashes look amazing, it’s not something I trust for a special occasion simply because I don’t know when it’ll decide to smear on me again?

Also, I find it hard to remove at the end of the day with my micellar water!

I highly recommend buying a travel size/mini size and based on your experience invest in the big one!

I got my sample mascara after buying my skincare at Clinique!



$19, full size

I hope this review helped you out.

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Review: Maybelline Snapscara!

Hey guys,

Maybelline’s back again with a new mascara this time.

If there’s one thing Maybelline is known for is for their assortment of mascara’s of various sorts!

I’m still on the lookout for a mascara I could use relentlessly every single day and get my every cent out of.

This Mascara caught my attention, it was unique. It claims to be a washable formula that can be used everyday. Easy come and easy go. Damn, to not have the struggle of ripping out lashes while taking off my mascara every night – what a dream!

My current mascara has been the L’Oréal Lash Paradise, not that its my absolute favorite but I love the effect I get even though it kinda flakes on me at the end of the day. I hate taking this off, there’s almost residue every time!

So, did the Maybelline Snapscara do the trick? Check out below!

Product description:

Snapscara® Mascara delivers smooth,clump-free volume in an instant. This easy on, easy off formula applies effortlessly and removes in a snap. No rubbing or tugging. It’s an ideal mascara for sensitive eyes.

Meet a new generation of mascara! Snapscara® is our 1st pigmented wax-free mascara that features a zero-hassle, no clump formula that glides on smooth for clean volume and defined lashes all-day. This voluminous mascara is made without pigment-dulling waxes and the effect is super-saturated lashes with pure color intensity. Easily remove this game-changing mascara with a cotton pad and warm water – it’s never tough to take off. You will never need to rub or experience those dreaded raccoon eyes. This colored mascara is ophthalmologist tested and suitable for contact lens wearers.


    Love the fiber wand, the shape and size is my ideal sort of mascara wand types. It narrows down to the tip , which makes it easy to reach every lash. The wand is designed in a way that helps cusp the root and hence lifts the lash.
    The wand helps me get clump free, fluttery & natural looking lashes. This is gives my lashes a beautiful appearance for everyday wear.
    The formula is light & does not clump up. It’s a very ‘liquid’ sort of formulation and got a smooth texture.
  • The mascara makes my lashes look so good, I’m in love! It almost lifts the very corner of my lashes to give eyes this winged eye appearance.
  • The formula is true to its description, it does wash off easy with warm water. Which makes this a great mascara for everyday use for me.
  • I have watery eyes & so flaking and smearing of mascara is something I constantly worry about – when used only on the top part of my lashes this mascara did not flake. We’ll get the smearing part in the cons..
    Love the different shade range, makes it a fun sort of mascara to experiment with!
    This does not have any strong fragrance ( not that I know of any mascara that does )


  • Since I have watery eyes, this mascara is not a good choice for me, I know. But I’ve been wearing it everyday constantly simply because of it’s a pleasure to take of at night! It just comes off like little tubes when rinsed with warm water!
  • When you wear the mascara only on the top lashes (which is what I do) I honestly do not have a problem with it smudging horribly, it looks pretty darn good at the end of the day too!
  • The only problem I faced is when I wear it on the lower lashes, it transfers horribly!
  • The lift that the mascara provides initially, does not last throughout the day.
  • The mascara cannot be built up to create super dramatic lashes. I find that by the end of the day this ends up looking subtle.

Overall, I know this mascara has quite a few cons. For some that may outweigh the pros. For me, simply because this mascara is so easy to take off when I’m tired, I’ve been using this!

Now, would I use this if I had an important occasion? Not really, I need something more pigmented and long lasting. But if you just need some daily definition in your lashes – I’d give this one a go, because I don’t mind just dabbing under my eye if I feel that my mascara’s transferred (not by much) sometime throughout the day.

Price : $7.77

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Avec amour,

Ranita Sheetal S

Review: Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

Hey guys,

I picked the Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara being the makeup hoarder that I am, did I really need it? No, not really but I did anyway.

Maybelline’s probably known best for their wide range of mascaras. From black to blackest black to black noir. I don’t even get that, but here are my thoughts.

Product Description:

Total Temptation™ Washable Mascara builds lashes for full and soft volume.

Give in to Total Lash Temptation! Build on bold volume to create irresistibly soft, separated, and dense lashes coat after coat. Features a creamy and whipped formula infused with coconut extract. Packaging may vary, what you receive may not be what is reflected on site.

My experience:
The description claims to give you full buildable lashes with soft volume. What I’ll tell you is that is absolutely true! It definitely gives you lush thick lashes. I wouldn’t say ‘soft’ volume – but when you do compare it to Mascaras like Colossal Big shot Mascara, this definitely looks soft.
  • Layering is definitely possible and it does not give you spider lashes!
  • Easy fiber wand, does not look intimidating to use.
  • This Mascara is not too tedious to remove with micellar water after a long day!
  • It gives me full fat lashes that are curled for 8+ hours.
  • Does not smell of coconuts, ophthalmologist approved!


  • Ugh, this Mascara flakes on me so bad, it always smears down as soon as I reach work!
  • I get that it’s not waterproof but I do have a washable Mascara that performs perfectly fine with this weather (the winter)
  • The packaging is beautiful, I love the color but it does get dirty if you’re a messy user!
  • I picked up the waterproof mascara but to my surprise the tube was dried out! So disappointing!
  • I tried to make it work and used the mascara topped with my washable formula, the mascara still flakes and smudges!

I was so pleased with the wand shape and size, I was praying that this Mascara would becomes my holy grail. Unfortunately, I would never recommend this – even though it make me happy for the initial application process. It’s not one wasting your time upon, I’d recommend to L’Oréal Lash Paradise!

Price: $8.99
Let me know if this post helped you in the comments below!
Avec amour,
Ranita S Sheetal

Review: Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder

Hi guys,

I picked up the Fenty Beauty Universal blotting Powder a couple of months back, I’ve been on the lookout for a multifunctional product. Say, one that could minimise pores, control shine, go translucent & NO flashback! I don’t think that’s too much to ask for, right?

So, just read below what my humble opinions are on the Universal Blotting Powder.

Product Description:

Don’t be caught without the perfect blot. Take it from Rihanna, who blots on the fly to stay photoready 24/7. This Fenty Beauty mattifying powder contains an exclusive pore-diffusing complex that absorbs shine and gives you a natural matte refresh for an instantly filtered look—so you’re always ready for a shine-free snap.

Invisimatte’s translucent matte powder is completely traceless against all skin tones and won’t cake, clog pores, creep into fine lines, or disturb makeup. And get this: It extends the wear of your foundation, too. Invismatte’s sleek, magnetized compact attaches to its perfect partner, the Portable Touch Up Brush, meaning that it’s easy to keep your shine-stopping essentials within reach. So touch up, touch up again, and bring on the photo ops—when we say translucent, we mean it.

Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free.



The product claims to block shine, go traceless on any skin, won’t creep into fine lines, won’t move your foundation & extend the wear of your foundation. Wow! Those are a lot of claims.
  • The compact powder comes with a thin foam/sponge applicator that distributes a generous amount of product onto your face & is definitely washable & reusable.
  • The product is sturdy and travel friendly
  • Comes with a mirror inside
  • Back home I had combination skin and this product worked wonders during the hot days! It definitely blogs out the sweat and isn’t too heavy on the skin.
  • When used with a beauty blender and packed into the skin this product minimises the appearance on pores.
  • It’s a translucent, which means it would work for every skin tone!
  • So once I’ve moved to New York, my skin has become even more dry & flakey, despite exfoliating. The powder does not work for me at all. It pulls off the foundation from my skin and makes my skin super dry. I do not gravitate towards it now.

Would I recommend this?

No, for someone who has dry skin. I think this would fair well with normal/oily skin.

Price: $32, 8.5 gms

I hope this review helped you out! Until next time!

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal

Review: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

My current favourite liquid lipstick is the Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick. It has high staying power, it’s opaque, lightweight so lightweight & lasts for so long with comfort.

I’ve been following Jeffree Star for quite a while and for all that talk, I wanted to see if his lipsticks were even close to living upto the ‘mark’.

Just continuing reading to know my thoughts!

Product description:

Our liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte and stays on for hours! This product is 100% vegan & cruelty-free! (tips before use: exfoliate with lip scrub then apply to bare lips! Avoid food with oil… and no making out, kisses are ok!)


Also: Paraben & Gluten-Free / 0.19 oz.

Ingredients: Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isostearyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Kaolin, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain (+/-) Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)


  • Wacky shade range which I highly commend!
  • Love the lightweight formula!
  • No intense fragrance, not that I picked up any!
  • Love, absolutely love the way it lasts all day! I wear this to work every single day and it’s never felt heavy or cakey on my lip!
  • It’s comfortable on the lips!
  • Opaque formula
  • Great pricing!
  • The doe foot applicator helps apply the lipstick neatly & is very soft.
  • It lasts on my lips even after a meal!


  • If I had to be picky, the only con would be for the fact that Jeffrey Star Cosmetics is not available in India!

Would I recommend this?

In Jeffree’s words, this is ‘Jeffree Star Approved’ haha, this lies in my top 3 liquid lipsticks! I absolutely adore this and cannot recommend this to you enough!

Shades: Androgyny


Price: $18

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Shots by,

Eric Samuel

Avec Amour,

Ranita S Sheetal


Hey there!

One of my dearest friend, Sheeba picked up two products for me all the way from Canada, (Thank you Sheebss!) she got me the Universal Gloss Bomb & the Universal Blotting Powder. Today’s review is of the Universal Gloss Bomb by Fenty Beauty, so to find out just how much I loved this lipgloss scroll down!

Product Description:

The ultimate, gotta-have-it lip gloss with explosive shine that feels as good as it looks—in one universal rose nude shade.

The stop-everything, give-it-to-me gloss that feels as good as it looks. Gloss Bomb delivers explosive shine in one perfect rose nude shade handpicked by Rihanna herself: Fenty Glow. We’re talking the unicorn of nudes that looks good on everyone.

One luscious swipe of Gloss Bomb’s XXL wand gives lips more to love, while conditioning shea butter enriches from within. Lips look instantly fuller, with a non-sticky formula that’s super shiny and has an addictive peach-vanilla scent you just can’t get enough of.

Drench lips in the Fenty Glow—it’s the ultimate finishing touch to every look.

Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free



The Universal Gloss Bomb by Fenty Beauty has a 5 Star Review on the website, so it’s pretty evident as to why I had such extremely high expectations from it. The claims such as, ‘Universal’ & ‘ Rose Nude’ drew me even more because that’s something I’m currently digging at the moment!

I’m going to break it down into the usual points below..

  • Love the Packaging, very chic & appealing to the human eye – in my humble opinion.
  • The shade, hmm. Where do I begin? I don’t hate it.. but, it’s not a rose nude. It looks more like a clear gloss to me with hints of glitter.
  • As a note, I’d like to mention that I do have pigmented lips and using a clear gloss makes me uncomfortable especially with the chunks of glitter peeking through.
  • What I can guarantee is that this shade isn’t something unique or brand new, I’ve definitely seen this gloss anywhere & everywhere , just not labelled as – universal.
  • This gloss would be better for someone with pink lips or even toned lips. So, it did not flatter my lips.
  • Now with the shade sorted, let me address the fragrance and quality.
  • The fragrance has a very sweet note to it, it’s evident upon application and fades after a few minutes. The smell was pleasant to me & didn’t bother me.
  • The lasting power of this gloss was that of any other gloss. It’s super nourishing!
  • It wasn’t sticky and is very comfortable on the lips!
  • It works well as a clear gloss over any lipstick and does not change the colour for me.
  • Love the huge doe foot applicator, one swipe can cover your entire lip & still be too much product.
  • I don’t think this product is worth the price or hype, simply because it didn’t live upto my expectations for me.
  • Would I recommend the Gloss Bomb?
  • Hey, despite the colour, I’ve been loving the formula & the product! It’s a great gloss! I’ve been pairing it up with a auburn lip liner and it looks amazing! I use it every other day & it’s in my bag because it’s so nourishing!
  • With that being said, I wouldn’t recommend this, simply because this isn’t extraordinary or unique & there are tons of glosses that are way cheaper ( hint: Colourpop or PAC Cosmetics) and work just as great & come with a ton of variety!
  • But, if this is something you’ve been eyeing or were simply just wondering about the quality or just want to support Fenty Beauty, it would not disappoint. On a side note, if you’ve got pigmented lips like myself, it’s not your one stop shop. You’ll have to make it work. It’s NOT a MLBB shade for medium to dark skin types!
  • Price: $18, 9ml
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  • If you’ve had a different experience or have a different opinion – leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!
  • Shots by, Eric Samuel
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  • Ranita S Sheetal
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  • My Final look for the Face Awards India 2018 by NYX Cosmetics!

    Hi guys, I’ve been busy with packing & the Face Awards so you’ll have to excuse me for my absence on the blog!

    I wanted to share with you my final look for the theme – Carnival.

    Unfortunately, I did not win the title ‘Artist of the Year 2018’ but, this was great learning experience & I interacted with so many talented artists!

    For my theme, I drew inspiration from the Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro!

    Watch my entry here:

    A big shoutout to Elienai Studio for keeping the studio open till 2 in the morning just so that I could wrap the look up & Rachel S Sherry for editing my video so patiently!

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal

    Vote for me – Top 6 Face Awards India!

    Hi guys!

    I’ve made it to the top 15 of the Face Awards India by NYX Cosmetics!

    The theme for the Semi Final Round is Drop Dead Gorgeous!

    I drew my inspiration from Frankenstein’s bride, Tim Burton’s characters & Vampires! So, here’s the look I came up with..

    I’ve inserted my entry & link to the video below!

    If you love this look please vote for me so that I can move to the Finals!

    Vote here: Vote for Ranita S Sheetal

    You can vote upto 3 times per email ID everyday until the 13th of June 2018.

    Thank you for your love & support!

    Watch the video here: Tutorial on YouTube!

    A big shoutout to my sister Rachel S Sherry for editing my video & Elienai, Bangalore for shooting the video!

    Avec Amour,

    Ranita S Sheetal