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Trends to watch out fresh from India Runway week season 12

The recently concluded India Runway Week season-12 was an amalgamation of swadeshi trends, chic, bold and festive . The runway was filled with glamour and celebrities like Esha Gupta, Vaani Kapoor, Neelima Azeem and Reshmi Ghosh walked for various designers.

The day 3 of this season was celebrated as Pink Day wherein the event logo was turned pink and select city walk turned all lights pink to celebrate October month for breast cancer awareness. Avon in association with India Runway Week held a conference on day 3 to talk about breast cancer awareness which was followed by pink show by designer Anupama Dayal where breast cancer survivors and supporters walked for the cause.

The trends by young and emerging designers were refereshing. Right from casual wear by newgen league like Jasleen Kaur, Kaveh by Vinay saurabh, Priyanka choudhary and festive range of young as well as emerging like Bucolic by Rituvan Gupta, Miku Kumar, saaj by Ankita, NB couture, Poonam Dubey, Ekam by Manish Gupta, Aayana by siimi, Mystique closet by Jenny saluja were enthralling. While designers Ramnik Pahwa, Irravikkai, Deepthi Ganesh, Mona Vora and Tanushay showcased mix of festive wear and cocktail wear.

Again, the sarees and swadeshi collection by various designers like Peeli kothi by ambica, Nida Mahmood, Purnima Gulati, Jaivik Naari are to treasure.

Here are few trending styles to must have.


If you are stunned just like me, taking a look at the mesmerizing collection, keep reading Social Connoisseurs for such amazing assemblage of upcoming trends of fashion, food and lifestyle.

The Five Most Affordable and Long Lasting Lipsticks of 2018

Lipsticks have been women’s best friend since a long time now. Be it a bold red shade for the date night or a nude shade for everyday office, lipsticks have always helped us to add an extra lustrous tint to our beauty. But nowadays for our everyday styling a lipstick that stays up to maximum 6-7 hours is becoming quite essential as it is quite a discomfort for women working in a nine-to-five office to touch up their lipsticks every hour. But not only long-lasting, the lipsticks should not create a hole in the pocket so the ‘oh-so-lipstick-obsessed’ women can fill up their make-up boxes with different shades of them—from bold red to everyday nudes.

Here we are listing five budget-friendly and long lasting lipsticks of 2018 that will help every woman enlighten their face a bit more:

  1. Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lip Color

Lakme is the best cosmetic company offering different shades of matte lip color in an economic range. Lakme 9-to-5 matte lip color is a perfect choice for everyday office use. They can stay up to 4-5 hours at a stretch. Most importantly even being matte lipsticks they do not make the lips dry.

  • Good pigmented texture.
  • Gives smooth and good intensity color in the first coat.
  • Pocket friendly—available in different price range online.
  • Costs around Rs. 250-400 for 3.6 gm.

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  1. Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstck

This lipstick comes with a travel friendly safe packaging that costs Rs. 575 for 4.2 gm. It easily fits in any make up pouch. These ranges of lipsticks, being creamy matte, have a very velvety finish which moisturizes the lips for hours.

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  • The lipstick is available in 12 gorgeous shades—both nudes and dark colors.
  • Great color pigmented smooth texture.
  • Contains oils that give a sensuous tone to the lips.
  1. Elle 18 Color Pop Lipstick

The Elle 18 Color Pops that range from Pinks to nudes to Lilacs are your best companion for a beach party or a romantic date night. It also comes in a highly affordable price of only Rs. 100 for 4.3 gm.

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  • Available in wide color range.
  • They have a moisture core inside that helps to keep the lips moisture for minimum 4-5 hours.
  • More prone to breakage if not stored in a refrigerator.
  • It has a bubble-gum like smell.
  1. Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick

Another pick from the Lakme cosmetic range, comes with a price tag of Rs. 750 for 3.7 gm. Though a bit to the high-end but it is a tailor-made one for everyday use.

  • Available in great color range.
  • Gives a gorgeous matte finish.
  • Long lasting.
  • High pigmented colors.

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  1. Lotus Herbals Pure Color Lipstick

A pocket friendly product that comes in Rs. 340 for 4.2 gm is offers a great range of moisturizing lip colors. Their packaging is really simple and travel friendly.

  • They come in 22 sophisticated shades.
  • Contains Herbal Aloe Vera and Jojoba extracts that gives the moisture a lock for hours.
  • Has a uniform pigment dispersion.

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