Thursday, August 9, 2012

Be Talk: BeYu Hydro Star Volume Lipstick (Shade 368 ) Review

Brand Name: BeYu 

Product Name: Hydro Star Volume Lipstick

Shade Number: 368

Price: € 10,95 

I had read and heard a lot about BeYu products while I was in India-then after coming to Germany-I learned that it is actually a German brand!!! In Kolkata, I used to find BeYu in few select shops but here-in Germany-it is one of the most frequently occurring names among beauty products. Last week I simply couldn’t resist buying one of their lipsticks-and so got myself a beautiful pink shade from them. And then discovered..what? Read on!

About the company BeYu ( I noticed it only here that the name actually stands for Be -You-and not Bay-yoo :D)

BeYu cosmetics and more GmbH, part of the ARTDECO cosmetic group, was founded 12 years ago by the owner and cosmetics market expert Helmut Baurecht. The company, which employs more than 400 people, is one of the most successful producers of high-quality cosmetics in Europe.

Helmut Baurecht  launched the BeYu brand in 1999 because of his passion for cosmetics. Since then, BeYu has grown faster than almost any other cosmetics brand – because BeYu offers premium quality in the medium-price segment, thus fulfilling the wishes and expectations of sophisticated women between the ages of 25 and 35. BeYu is now sold in 39 countries outside Germany. In nine of these, it is available exclusively from Douglas.

What the BeYu website says about the Hydro Star Volume line of lipsticks:

Irresistibly seductive lips!

Hydro Star Volume Lipstick conjures up irresistibly soft, well cared-for lips.  Hyaluronic acid is encapsulated in the Spherulite Crystals®. They enclose the active ingredient, ensuring it is dispensed consistently and with control. After 30 days, the moisture content of the lips has increased by 22.5%. Brown algae extract helps to increase the moisture balance. The nourishing active ingredients protect the lips against drying out, and after 30 days’ use the lip volume has increased by 13.8%. This lipstick contains no lanolin, gluten, fragrances or parabens. 

Me Talk:

A beautiful pink never fails to attract a girl and I was instantly hooked to this shade since I saw it in the Douglas store in Gottingen, Germany. Douglas is much like Sephora-an exclusive store for makeup and beauty products-one can find the most famous brands here-sadly the outlet in Gottingen (the city nearest to where I live) doesn’t house MAC :(

The most famous meeting place in Gottingen-Ginseliesel- statue of the Goose Girl
I find this lipstick to be very similar to Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks-in terms of softness and pigmentation. 

The shade is a rosy pink color. It is moisturizing and gives a luscious glossy look to the lips. Owing to its soft texture-it doesn’t accentuate fine lines on lips-the finish is like that of a liquid lipstick. The staying power..umm..well 3-4 hours without meals-which is not the best among the lipsticks I have used. But it fades gently leaving behind a mild pinkish tinge (I wont use the word stain-I actually dislike lipsticks that leave stains behind!)

Overall this is a nice lipstick-I especially like its moisturizing quality and the variety of shades! Looking forward to pick a few more from this range :)  :) :)

Pro Side:

1) Moisturizing
2) Well Pigmented
3) Soft texture that glides smoothly
4) Not very long staying but leaves a pinkish tinge behind
5) Price is pretty reasonable for the quality


1. Tends to bleed-so a lipliner is a must
2. With meals-the color would fade considerably-so make sure to carry it around with you!
Recommendations: 80%
Oh-after coming home-this is what I discovered!! I already have 4 lipsticks which are cousins of the Beyu shade I just bought!!!!!

From Left to RIght: Elle 18 Shade No 50, Beyu (HSV 368) Avon Ultra Color Rich (Wineberry), Revlon Colorburst (Soft Rose) Faces Canada (First Lady)
Image Credits: Beyu Website,

Friday, August 3, 2012

Be Talk: Bhairavi Jaikishan Sarees at the Lakme Fashion Week 2012

I saw a fleet of awesome sarees on display at the Winter-Festive season of Lakme Fashion Week 2012. I found the couture by designer Bhairavi Jaikishan so flattering to the eyes that couldn't help sharing them with you ladies!

While the burst of fluorescent colors are certainly refreshing-the work with zari and sequins are subtle enough that the outfits are not looking garish or over the top! And the bottomline - tissue and net pallu is going to be a statement for the coming festive season!

I loved the makeup too-nude eyes with bright lips. The  hair is made in retro style and there is absolutely no accessorizing. It went Oh So Right with these heavily embellished sarees!  


And the showstopper: Amy Jackson

Overall I found this collection to be very elegant yet vibrant! That's a rare combination-so I believe even if one is not wearing exactly these sarees-this show at LFW can provide an example of how a very  gorgeous outfit should be paired with the correct makeup and styling!

A word about the Designer: Bhairavi Jaikishan from the Lakme Fashion Week website:

Having been on the Fashion Design scene since 1987, Bhairavi Jaikishan has built up a reputation of being a designer known to give an international look to an Indian ensemble. Her forte is a marriage between Indian silhouettes and contemporary embroideries and treatments. Her collections are based on feelings and emotions and focus on giving the wearer confidence and grace through fluid silhouettes that flatter the female form. Every collection revolves around a large spectrum of colors that evoke happiness and a joy for living.

Image Credits:,,, google image search results